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A waiter's cheeky swig lands him him in court

The Strand, London (late 1800s)

In 1881 Thomas Carr (originally from Norfolk) owned and ran the King’s Head public house at 265 The Strand.* The hostelry was close to where the new Royal Courts of Justice was nearing completion (it opened in 1882) and on one of London’s busiest thoroughfares (as the illustration above suggests).  370 more words

Reckless Driving, Nineteenth Century–Style

Originally published on Torontoist on September 2, 2010.

Is the cop on the right watching for speeders? King Street at Yonge Street, looking east. Toronto, c. 701 more words


Queen's Park's Irregular Hoops

While the styles, colours and materials of clubs’ shirts have changed dramatically over the past century and a half of football, uniformity of kit between members of the same team is something we have always been able to take for granted. 389 more words


Voices of Norway

This banner, made for the Norse Male Chorus in 1886, showcases stunning embroidery in shades of yellow, gold, green, and ivory, on a backing of ivory cotton. 208 more words

Baptisms at Saint Mark's, no. 1.

Patrick M. Valentine’s The Episcopalians of Wilson County: A History of St. Timothy’s and St. Mark’s Churches in Wilson, North Carolina 1856-1995 (1996), features several invaluable appendices that illuminate Wilson’s tiny… 438 more words

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1883: Umbrella

“What is it I am painting ? A little girl who has put her black petticoat over her shoulders, and is carrying her umbrella open. I am working out of doors, and it rains almost every day.” 9 more words