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John Smeaton’s birthday

Sunday 8 June 2014

Let us take note that John Smeaton, the English civil engineer, was born in Leeds on this day 290 years ago.

Smeaton’s portrait and a piece of doggerel on an old die-cut paper scrap printed by chromo­lithog­ra­phy. It is part of a set of images related to life-saving and lighthouses​—​popular subjects in the Victorian period. There is a more serious portrait elsewhere in this blog.

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