Police Public Call Box, London
A police officer using a Police Public Call Box on a London street. The Metropolitan Police introduced police boxes throughout the London area between 1928 and 1937. The one pictured is a Mackenzie Trench style police box, made famous by the long-running TV series, Doctor Who. The boxes were installed so that members of the public could make emergency calls to the police, but many boxes are now disused or have been withdrawn from service because of the prevalence of the mobile phone.
© Mary Evans Picture Library
Woman Smoking 1940S
A young housewife exhales a stream of smoke as she takes a break from her household tasks. By the end of World War Two, nearly half of the women in Britain had a smoking habit
© Mary Evans Picture Library/SIMON ROBERTS
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Market Reports Illustrated - "Tobacco"
Market Reports Illustrated - "Tobacco - There was a sudden downward tendency!" A school Master spies three naughty boys grabbing a crafty smoke outside the school wall. They seem shocked at being found out, although two of the miscreants do not appear to have had the best reaction to their ingestion of the 'weed'! Date: 1903
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection