Rioting mob of Luddites – smart or not
December 9th, 2008

rioting luddites

The picture is an engraving of a rioting mob of Luddites from the new Google LIFE photo archive. The archive gives this information on the image:

Engraving of a rioting mob of Luddites, British workers who were opposed to increasing mechanization of jobs, as depicted by 19th Cent. illustrator Phiz (aka Hablot Knight Browne). United Kingdom, 1813

Google’s LIFE photo archive invites you to “search millions of historic photos.” It is a matter of opinion whether the depicted luddite mob was smart to reject progress. It is certain that a smart new way to find historical images is in the brilliant mob of them now available through Google’s LIFE photo archive.

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