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Burying victims of the Plague of London (1665) at night in multiple graves. Two of men are smoking pipes, partly to combat stench of corpses, partly in the hope that Tobacco smoke would prevent them becoming infected. Copperplate engraving.

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Burying victims of the Plague of London (1665) at night in multiple graves. Two of men are smoking pipes, partly to combat stench of corpses, partly in the hope that Tobacco smoke would prevent them becoming infected. Copperplate engraving.