French Wagons-Lit poster
Poster advertising the French National Railways Wagon-Lits (sleeper train) service to Switzerland, Italy and the Cote d'Azur and giving us a fascinating glimpse at the typical interior of a cabin in second class complete with beds, vanity cabinet and lovely wooden art deco finishes.
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Inside a tent on Mitcham Common
Inside a tent on Mitcham Common, the home to two men, their wives, and fourteen children of various ages. Mr. George Smith, social reformer of Coalville, Leicester, visited this encampment and commented on the "wretched and miserable" living conditions. Finding a woman recently given birth in this tent, Smith was moved to give her a small amount of money, on which the mother insisted in her gratitude that he could name the child whatever he chose. The child was named 'Deliverance'.
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Tartars of Naun Koton or Tsitsikar, China
Tartars of Naun Koton or Tsitsikar (Xixigar), China, taken from Eberhard Isbrand Ides, a Danish traveller and diplomat who travelled in China in the early 1690s.
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