Spitalfields silk weavers, 1893. Warner's workshops, Spitalfields, East London. The weavers are working on hand looms and the weaving shed is lit by fishtail gas lights. This enclave of the silk industry was founded by Huguenot refugees who left France after Louis XIV's Revocation of the Edict of Nantes (1685). From La Science Illustree. (Paris, 1893). (Photo by Oxford Science Archive/Print Collector/Getty Images)
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