Grumpy old fart!!!

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

Fun at Ostend – The National Police Gazette – 26th May 1897

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Vintage Sunday

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The Anti-Vaccination Crusade – The National Police Gazette – 26th May 1897

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A Lover of Lady Nicotine – The National Police Gazette – 26th May 1897

 

A Lover of Lady Nicotine seems to have caused some amusement as well as displeasure, in the words of H.L. Mencken, A Mencken Chrestomathy

“Puritanism is the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.”

The National Police Gazette – 26th May 1897

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The National Police Gazette – 26th May 1897

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An Elopement Upset – The National Police Gazette – 26th May 1897

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Marie Lloyd Song Album – 1954

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The Lloyd Family (Rotary 1838 A) c1900

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Two Victorian maids

 

Two Victorian maids, photographed by Lionel Bartram,

of Commercial Road, Landport, Portsmouth

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Victorian Nurse – Cabinet Card

 

 

Another cabinet card that I received today, at first I thought that the woman could be a nurse, the bottle of “medicine” or “tonic” and spoon on the table with a pair of scissors suggesting this, looking at the brooch on her collar I thought could be a hospital badge, the Workhouse Infirmary Nursing Association issued one of the first in 1879 and the picture looks to be from that period. However, on closer examination I could see an image of Saint George and the Dragon, it is much too small to be a mounted sovereign which was about 20mm in diameter and after searching I found a silver coin brooch c1820 with a similar design measuring 3.8 mm or 1.5 inches in diameter therefore suggesting she was a maid wearing a brooch rather than a nurse.

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