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Punch bowl showing Vauxhall Gardens and London Foundling Hospital. Jingdezhen, China, c1800. Porcelain. Winterthur Museum. More info: http://twonerdyhistorygirls.blogspot.com/2012/05/vauxhall-gardens-on-punch-bowl-c-1800.html

Punch bowl showing Vauxhall Gardens and London Foundling Hospital. Jingdezhen, China, c1800. Porcelain. Winterthur Museum. More info: http://twonerdyhistorygirls.blogspot.com/2012/05/vauxhall-gardens-on-punch-bowl-c-1800.html

The first pillar box was introduced to the British Isles on this day in 1852. This model post box was made to stand in the entrance hall of a large country house. A servant would empty the box each day and take the letters to the nearest post office. Museum Collections Centre.

The first pillar box was introduced to the British Isles on this day in 1852. This model post box was made to stand in the entrance hall of a large country house. A servant would empty the box each day and take the letters to the nearest post office. Museum Collections Centre.

Folding fan with ivory monture & painted leaf, showing Ranelagh Pleasure Gardens.
 English, c. 1750s Fan Museum London

Folding fan with ivory monture & painted leaf, showing Ranelagh Pleasure Gardens. English, c. 1750s Fan Museum London

Vauxhall Hall Gardens season ticket token. Demonstrates the heterogeneous lives of those mothers who relied on the charity of the Foundling Hospital.

Vauxhall Hall Gardens season ticket token. Demonstrates the heterogeneous lives of those mothers who relied on the charity of the Foundling Hospital.

Two Nerdy History Girls: "A New Invented & Entertaining Game of Courtship & Matrimony" c. 1790 http://twonerdyhistorygirls.blogspot.com/2014/05/a-new-invented-entertaining-game-of.html

Two Nerdy History Girls: "A New Invented & Entertaining Game of Courtship & Matrimony" c. 1790 http://twonerdyhistorygirls.blogspot.com/2014/05/a-new-invented-entertaining-game-of.html

Punch Bowl and Ladles, Louis Comfort Tiffany, 1900...glass, silver, gilding, copper, shown at Paris 1900 Exposition.

Punch Bowl and Ladles, Louis Comfort Tiffany, 1900...glass, silver, gilding, copper, shown at Paris 1900 Exposition.

Vauxhall Gardens: The Business Side. Vauxhall’s huge success after Jonathan Tyers’s acquisition of the property, which had been in existence for seventy years as the “New Spring Gardens”, can be attributed to the man’s perception that his idealistic dream must be counter-balanced by sound financial practices. An essential element of this was publicity, and of this, Tyers proved to be a master. Hogarth's gold "perpetual" ticket

Vauxhall Gardens: The Business Side. Vauxhall’s huge success after Jonathan Tyers’s acquisition of the property, which had been in existence for seventy years as the “New Spring Gardens”, can be attributed to the man’s perception that his idealistic dream must be counter-balanced by sound financial practices. An essential element of this was publicity, and of this, Tyers proved to be a master. Hogarth's gold "perpetual" ticket

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