Murraygate, Dundee - Celebration of the Jute Industry
Murraygate, Dundee - Celebration of the Jute Industry - this, along with its other major industries gave Dundee its epithet as the city of "jute, jam and journalism". Jute is a long, soft, shiny vegetable fibre that can be spun into coarse, strong threads. During the British Raj in the 19th and early 20th centuries, much of the raw jute fibre of Bengal was carried off to the United Kingdom, where it was then processed in mills concentrated in Dundee. Date: circa 1907
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Mr. E. F. Knight, war correspondent of the Morning Post
Edward Frederick (E.F.) Knight (23 April 1852 3 July 1925), English barrister, soldier, journalist, and author of 20 books, many based on his dispatches as a war correspondent. Worked for The Times and then the Morning Post for whom he was covering the Second Boer War when he was injured during Lord Methuen's first engagement at Belmont.
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The case against the top hat
A page from The Tatler, dated 20th November 1901, featuring an article entitled "The Case Against the Top Hat", by the Scottish MP Lord Ronald Sutherland-Gower. The article argues the top hat, as well as being uncomfortable and a nuisance when entering hansom cabs, also causes baldness and even insanity.
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