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A video from Herald Square in New York City from 1896!

Dinner dress, Jeanne Hallée, Paris, ca. 1894-96. Cotton, silk, metal. Metropolitan Museum of Art: "This dress captures the exuberance of the 1890s, especially in the lively polka dots and fanciful sleeve treatment. Jeanne Hallée was an important dressmaker at the time and extant examples of her designs are fairly rare."

London in the 1920's-penny for the guy by Warsaw1948, via Flickr, Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes night was a big thing for British children, I can remember making a guy every year sitting outside the train station with friends asking 'penny for the Guy' the money you made would be spent on fireworks or pop which I wasn't allowed only at Christmas, how times have changed!

The Exotic Down And Outs Of Victorian London- These fascinating black and white pictures taken by photographer John Thompson show the reality of existence in the 1800s when photography was in its infancy. In 1876 he set out with writer Adolphe Smith and together the pair spoke to people and the shots were later published in magazine, Street Life in London.

London Transport - withdrawal of First Class services from the Underground, 1 February 1940.

london, england - what a picture! - Double click on the photo to Design & Sell a #travel guide to #London www.guidora.com

Chapter 2: In London and most parts of Europe, driving on the opposite side of the road is a cultural norm. Driving on the opposite side of the road can also be a culture shock to consumers. Not only can culture shock take effect in this example, but also in dress and society in different cultures.

I like the aging look to this; it contrasts nicely with the fanciful storytelling.