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F. W. Woolworth Co. 5 and 10 Cent Store ~ E. 40th St. & 5th Ave., NYC (1935)

F. W. Woolworth Co. 5 and 10 Cent Store ~ E. 40th St. & 5th Ave., NYC (1935)

Woman and child outside Crown and Sceptre Pub, Greenwich. National Maritime Museum, via Flickr, 1936 #thamesdiscovery #greenwichfrogs #greenwichpalace

Woman and child outside Crown and Sceptre Pub, Greenwich. National Maritime Museum, via Flickr, 1936 #thamesdiscovery #greenwichfrogs #greenwichpalace

Mary Smith earned sixpence a week shooting dried peas at sleeping workers windows. 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. The knocker-up used a truncheon or short, heavy stick to knock on the cl

Mary Smith earned sixpence a week shooting dried peas at sleeping workers windows. 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. The knocker-up used a truncheon or short, heavy stick to knock on the cl

HMV 363 Oxford Street, London. 1950's

HMV on Oxford Street – a history in pictures

Circa 1880. Interior of Helmbold's Drug Store, New York City. Soda fountain at left

Circa 1880. Interior of Helmbold's Drug Store, New York City. Soda fountain at left

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