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A woman using a cigarette machine that sells lit cigarettes for a penny, England, 1931
From: The Dutch National Archives

1931

20thcenturypix:

ryanshistoryblog:

A woman using a cigarette machine that sells lit cigarettes for a penny, England, 1931

From: The Dutch National Archives

1931

Children playing at Harriet Island, St. Paul, Minnesota, circa 1905.

Children playing at Harriet Island, St. Paul, Minnesota, circa 1905.

1. This picture shows a zebra-driven hackney cab travelling from Brixton towards Stockwell. The driver is Gustav Grais who ran a circus of zebras and baboons.

2. Tame Zebras were not unusual at the beginning of the twentieth century.

From the era (named after her, no less), when rarely a smile was seen on film.Picture of Queen Victoria taken from the Bridgeman Collection, drawn from the Hulton|Archive.  

From the era (named after her, no less), when rarely a smile was seen on film.

Picture of Queen Victoria taken from the Bridgeman Collection, drawn from the Hulton|Archive.