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Sarah Mass-University of Michigan

“…I thought that shopping and consumption would be an entry point to analyse my earlier interests around ethnicity and immigration. This hasn’t panned out in the archives the way I expected: “traditional” market shopping is largely coded as English and white.”

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Urban History

Men Standing in Front of a Barrack Building In the Tropics Postcard

This week’s postcard is another corker from the age of Empire. In this image, which probably dates from between the wars, a group of soldiers pose in front of a pair of wooden barrack huts: 237 more words


Indian Army Parade Postcard

This week’s postcard takes us back to the days of Empire and the Indian Raj, with this impressive view of a military parade that I believe was taken somewhere in the sub-continent during the interwar period: 169 more words

British Army

Cock of the Fleet Photograph

A regular occurrence in the Royal Navy during the interwar period was a competition to be crowned ‘Cock O’ The Fleet’. This competition was held when large fleets were in harbour and was a rowing competition between various ships. 539 more words

Royal Navy

Ben Roberts-University of Teesside

For the latest in my series profiling the work of urban historians at work today, I was lucky enough to be able to catch up with… 1,298 more words

Urban History

Woodbine's Guide for Soldiers Serving in India

Tonight we are looking at a small booklet issued by Wills Cigarettes for the use of soldiers going to India. This was a marketing ploy by the company to ensure troops remembered their brand and continued to buy it. 142 more words

British Army

Recent English Architecture 1920-1940 - Then & Now

I was recently fortunate enough to pick up a copy of marvellous book entitled ‘Recent English Architecture 1920-1940’. Its a small hard back compendium, published by Country Life in 1947, containing 63 of images of English architectural highlights from the inter-war years. 507 more words

Art Deco