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Miss Lovely Legs 1949

Miss Lovely Legs 1949

Curious photos from a Beautiful Legs Contest from 1949.   The pictures raise lots of questions in my mind – aside

Disneyland in the 1950s

Disneyland in the 1950s

You must have heard people say that the 1950s was a time of simpler pleasures, and these pictures of Disneyland

Back When Everybody Smoked…

Back When Everybody Smoked…

More and more smokers are becoming social pariahs. They have to stand on the street in the rain outside restaurants,

Building Mount Rushmore, 1940

Building Mount Rushmore, 1940

I’ve often wondered how enormous monuments such as Mount Rushmore are created. Having said that, even having seen these photos

Paris in 1963

Paris in 1963

I love this series of photos. Some of them could have been taken anywhere during the Sixties: the Mary Quant

London in 1941

London in 1941

London was a very different city in 1941. Alongside the landmarks we all recognize there were clear signs of the

Snapshot: Paris in 1926

Snapshot: Paris in 1926

I love the idea of collating images which give a real flavour of what a place was like at a

V&A Wedding Dress Exhibition

V&A Wedding Dress Exhibition

I visited the Wedding Dresses (1775-2014) exhibition at the V&A last week. It was a fantastic display of bridal fashions

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