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aubade: In Cloth Fair, next to the Smithfield Market, ca. 1880s

Cloth Fair, next to Smithfield Market. You can see more pictures from the Society for Photographing Relics of Old London in The Ghosts of Old London and In Search of Relics of Old London.

Stripes on the move! Lord Walter Rothschild used this zebra-drawn carriage to demonstrate that wild animals could be tamed. (via The Historical Times)

Thought you couldn't tame Zebras?: Lord Walter Rothschild with his famed zebra carriage, which he drove to Buckingham Palace to demonstrate the tame character of Zebras to the public, early

peninsularian:  The Maybe children, 40 Cable Street, Isle of Dogs, E14 / 1910 photographer unknown

The Maybe children ~ 40 Cable Street ~ Isle of Dogs ~ London ~ 1910 ~ photographer unknown ~

party in 1860

After party 1860 soiree aux salon de Paris. I LOVE Civil War era photos!

''Kemanımla sana bir ses verebilseydim eğer!'' F: keman çalan roman çocuklar, 1939 #istanlook

I wonder if these kids are still around in 2014 and do they still play. Gypsy Children Playing Violin in Street from LIFE magazine. Gypsy children playing violin in street. Location: Budapest, Hungary Date Photographer: William Vandivert Link: LIFE

Jacob Riss, Bandits Roost 1890ish.

Bandit’s Roost by Jacob Riis, from “How the Other Half Lives.” Bandit’s Roost, at Mulberry Street (Mulberry Bend), was the most crime-ridden, dangerous part of all New York City. I love the hats!

Uniform reference......  In the image is  Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill at 19, in the uniform of the Fourth Queen’s Own Hussars.

fymeninolduniforms: “That’s Churchill? Behold the power of the Hussar jacket! chagalov: “ Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill at in the uniform of the Fourth Queen’s Own Hussars “ A.

Washday, granny used the scrub board for really dirty stuff first though. I loved feeding the ringer when I was a kid.

I remember helping my grandmother with the wringer washer. We always helped out on wash day when we could, even if we sometimes accidentally made the clean things dirty.

In the old days, Santa Claus would gather up bad children, toss them in his basket, and whisk them away to the North Pole to serve as his slaves. That's where the legend of Santa's elves came from. (Photo from Holland) Have a creepy Christmas!

Winston Churchill in his officer’s uniform, age 21, 1895.

Winston Churchill as a young officer circa 1895 .nobody told me Winston Churchill was a Beatle!

Old London

Old Houses In Gray's Inn Lane: 1878 by Alfred Henry Bool. Museum of London

Poole Square, Spitalfields by Horace Warner via Spitalfields Life

Horace Warner’s photograph of the children who lived in the yards beside Quaker St in 1900 Whitechapel

The Great Blizzard of 1888 (March 11 – March 14, 1888) was one of the most severe recorded blizzards in the history of the USA. "The Great White Hurricane", paralyzed the East Coast, as well as the Atlantic provinces of Canada. Streets in New York City as the storm hit. Many overhead wires broke and presented a hazard to city dwellers.

Blizzard 1888 01 - Great Blizzard of 1888 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

German SA, SS, and NSKK troops gathering at Nürnberg, Germany, 11 Sep 1935 / Charles Russell

romanistan la tentation d'exister | Vent mauvais, tsiganes, … | Flickr

Inner city youth violence essay May 2015 · In all inner-city neighborhoods, however, there is a problem minority that varies between about percent (in San Diego, for example) and 28 percent (in.

A Knocker-up (sometimes known as a knocker-upper) was a profession in England and Ireland that started during and lasted well into the Industrial Revolution and at least as late as the 1920s, before alarm clocks were affordable or reliable. A knocker-up’s job was to rouse sleeping people so they could get to work on time. Mary Smith earned sixpence a week shooting dried peas at sleeping workers windows – Photograph from Philip Davies’ Lost London: 1870 – 1945

A Knocker-up ’s job was to rouse sleeping people so they could get to work on time. Mary Smith earned sixpence a week shooting dried peas at sleeping workers windows - Photograph from Philip Davies’ Lost London: 1870 - S)