Grumpy old fart!!!

"If you talk to God you're religious. If God talks to you, you're psychotic."

Nelson’s Polishes – The New Magazine – No 8, November 1909

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An active girl – The New Magazine – No 8, November 1909

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A day at the races – 1909

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Ivy Close 4047 – 1909

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Norman Lindsay and Rose Soady – c1909

Norman Lindsay and Rose Soady, Bond Street Studio, Sydney, c1909, photograph by Lionel Lindsay

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The Suffragist Farce – The Manchester Evening News – Saturday 18th September 1909

 

The Suffragist Farce.

 

The suffragist farce continues, and were it not for the lamentable fact that the silly women have resorted to the highly dangerous pastime of throwing missiles it would be very entertaining. When, however, life or limb is placed in jeopardy it is time the authorities treated these very lady-like persons in strict accordance with the law. So called hunger strikes should not be allowed to prevail, and where women are proved to have resorted to violence there should be no hesitation on the part of magistrates to treat the offenders as they would women of the hooligan type. Many people who were originally in sympathy with the movement to give women the full franchise have become disgusted with the tactics of the militant section, and women generally have the latter to thank for the obvious set back to the agitation. Thanks to effective organisation it was not possible for the women to disturb Mr. Asquith last night, and it must be charitably supposed that it was this disappointment which led to the ridiculous and hysterical display outside the hall.

 

The Manchester Evening News – Saturday 18th September 1909

 

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Mary Pickford – 1909

 

 

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A lovely little pebble

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Dressing up – 1909

This might not appeal to some “pc” viewers as the two children have clearly “blacked up” for the picture,

I gather from the comments on the reverse of the postcard that the Nurse’s uniform has also been worn as a costume.

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