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Gleanings From The Past #44

Ad A young gentleman on the point of being married, is desirous of meeting a man of experience who will dissuade him from such a step. — Advertisement publised in the London Times, 1890, cited in The Golden Book Magazine, Vol. … Continue reading

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Strange Business Signs (19th-Century London)

Here is an amusing article from Ballou’s Dollar Monthly Magazine (June 1861) about some peculiar business signs found in Victorian London: A stranger is surprised in London by some of the signs, which have been handed down for generations, which are … Continue reading

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