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Photo by William Vanderson Young boy & dolls taken in Hyde Park London 1938. Oh you beautiful doll, you great big beautiful doll!

An elegantly dressed group (siblings or cousins?) of Victorian teenagers in (what I'd guess to be) some of their finest for this wonderful studio portrait.

After parcel post service was introduced in 1913, at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a regulation forbidding the sending of children in the mail after hearing of those examples.

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21 Magnificent Mid-Century Pics Of Paris

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"A forgotten profession: In the days before alarm clocks were widely affordable, people like Mary Smith of Brenton Street were employed to rouse sleeping people in the early hours of the morning. They were commonly known as ‘knocker-ups’ or ‘knocker-uppers’. Mrs. Smith was paid sixpence a week to shoot dried peas at market workers’ windows in Limehouse Fields, London. Photograph from Philip Davies’ Lost London: 1870-1945."

The American Star Bicycle was invented in 1880 by G. W. Pressey and manufactured by the H. B. Smith Machine Company in Smithville, Burlington County, New Jersey. It was characterized by a small wheel in front to avoid the problem of tipping forward encountered by other high wheelers. A Star bicycle was photographed being ridden down the steps of the United States Capitol steps in 1885 to demonstrate its longitudinal stability.