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Anna Pavlova + her pet swan Jack, 1905! Per Google: Anna was premier Russian ballerina, born 1881. In 1912 she moved to London. Lived in Ivy House, on North End Road, Golders Green, north of Hampstead Heath. Lived there until her death in1931. Created ballerina's dance role of The Dying Swan!! Ivy House had a pond where she kept all of her pet swans!

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Bois de Boulogne cafe, Paris, 1963.

The Queen Mother was reputed to enjoy a Gin and Dubonnet each day at 5pm.She lived until she was 101. Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon was the queen consort of King George VI from 1936 until his death in 1952, after which she was known as Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, to avoid confusion with her daughter, Queen Elizabeth II. S)

Mrs. Sarah Canon, Wearing a White Apron, Watching the Chickens Eat Their Feed Premium Photographic Print by George Rodger at AllPosters.com

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In 1920s Louisiana, if you weren't standing on an alligator by age 3, you got sent to a special school.