The shoemaker (late 19th century)

Love this image of 'The shoemaker' (late century). How little the tools of the trade for bespoke shoes have changed!


c 1890 Arguments Yard Whitby North Yorkshire by Frank Meadow Sutcliffe. There are more yards to be seen in the book "Whitby yards through time" by Alan Whitworth.

"The real Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin, ca. 1927" from 30 Unique And Compelling Photos From Our Past

 The real life Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh Christopher Robin Milne was the son of author A. Milne who based the Winnie the Pooh book series on Christopher’s stuffed bear.

Walt Disney with his little sister, Ruth.

Walt Disney and his sister Ruth, circa He was the creator of Mickey Mouse and other cartoon characters. He and his brother Roy opened Disneyland in Anaheim, CA on July

Eyes that have seen a nuclear blast. Hiroshima, Japan; August 8, 1945

Hibakusha: That's what survivors of the nuclear bomb are called. The photo is "blind girl' taken in Hiroshima in 1963 by Christer Strömholm. Eyes that have seen a nuclear blast, brighter than a thousand suns. This girl had a hard life.

In 1996 poll published by London DAILY MAIL, Princess Diana and Mother Teresa were voted in 1st and 2nd place as the world's most caring people. Both died in late summer of 1997 a week apart.

1997 Diana met with Mother Theresa in New York in a simple white suit and cap-toed pumps. I believe the People's Princess, had a heart & soul that reached far beyond the drama & worldliness that surrounded her.

"He was arrested for ‘nibbling all the pears from a basket’."  1893 French Mug shot of François Bertillon Age: 23 months Crime: Gluttony

Mug shot for gluttony. French Mug shot of François Bertillon, 23 months. Crime: Gluttony, nibbling all the pears from a basket, by Alphonse Bertillon, October

Bathing beauties, circa 1890's

"Bathing Beauties circa It's crazy to me that this was what women got to relax and soak up the sun in! And now women wear dental floss!

Poverty in liverpool. Poor little mites :-(

In the light of Russia's crushing poverty, Leo Tolstoy abandons art for a decade to concentrate on moral & religious writing, culminating in his 1882 essay, "So What Are We Then to Do?

lancashire mill workers 1900 - Google Search

Read The Mill Owner's Son by Lillian White and then look at these machines. What a dangerous place to spend 12 hours a day!

Poor children would arrive into homes with all their worldly possessions, which usually amounted to very little. One little girl at the Rose Cottage Home in Dickleburgh arrived clutching only 'a chestnut and a penny'.

'Waif' girl, c. A homeless girl, wearing ragged clothing, as she looked when first taken into the care of the Waifs and Strays Society.