An iconic image. Factory runs through the veins of the city. It's provided or influenced the soundtrack to the city, from the bands - Joy Division, New Order, ACR, Durutti Column, Happy Mondays, Northside, James and OMD; to the Hacienda, Dry Bar, the film '24 Hour Party People'; and the current club FAC251 in the old Factory Records HQ.
One of the earliest photographs recording a London industry, this picture is one of a series taken by Geoffrey Bevington, a leather merchant and tanner from Bermondsey. Bermondsey was the capital's leather processing centre, and these pictures were displayed at the Bevington and Sons' stand at the 1862 International Exhibition.
Animals: This is also in my Hipgnosis roundup. It's Animals, Pink Floyd's Orwellian dystopian take on modern society. It's not just the flying pig I love - it's that gorgeously bleak Battersea Power Station.That's what a dark Satanic mill looks like.