Grannie Cousins", the local 'Knocker up' in c.1912. (GB124.DPA/1872/23).  Standing behind the studio and beside the dining room window of 12, North Street, holding her pole up to a bedroom window. Harrie Belben sold copies of this postcard to visitors to Poole as a curiosity and he and Grannie Cousins shared the proceeds.

Grannie Cousins", the local 'Knocker up' in c.1912. (GB124.DPA/1872/23). Standing behind the studio and beside the dining room window of 12, North Street, holding her pole up to a bedroom window. Harrie Belben sold copies of this postcard to visitors to Poole as a curiosity and he and Grannie Cousins shared the proceeds.

HORRIFIC: "Girl with bound feet 1870-1890. The feet would then regularly be unbound, washed and kneaded, with additional pain often caused by beating the sole of the foot to keep the bones broken. The feet were then rebound – ever more tightly each time. Whenever the binding session was over, the girl was immediately forced to walk on her feet to crush them further. None of this was carried out with any anesthetic."

HORRIFIC: "Girl with bound feet 1870-1890. The feet would then regularly be unbound, washed and kneaded, with additional pain often caused by beating the sole of the foot to keep the bones broken. The feet were then rebound – ever more tightly each time. Whenever the binding session was over, the girl was immediately forced to walk on her feet to crush them further. None of this was carried out with any anesthetic."

“All quiet along the Potomac”  Mathew Brady’s cameraman, Thomas Le Mere, thought that a standing pose of the president would be popular. Lincoln wondered if it could be accomplished in one shot, and this is the successful result. It was taken on April 17, 1863

“All quiet along the Potomac” Mathew Brady’s cameraman, Thomas Le Mere, thought that a standing pose of the president would be popular. Lincoln wondered if it could be accomplished in one shot, and this is the successful result. It was taken on April 17, 1863

Black and white photo of two little girls standing at a blackboard, one pointing a stick to it, pretending to be a teacher, 1916

Black and white photo of two little girls standing at a blackboard, one pointing a stick to it, pretending to be a teacher, 1916

An injured soldier of the Harlem Hellfighters (the 369th Infantry Regiment) taking part in the welcome home parade, Feb 1919.

An injured soldier of the Harlem Hellfighters (the 369th Infantry Regiment) taking part in the welcome home parade, Feb 1919.

Queen Victoria (1819-1901) and John Brown (1826-1883) - Her reign of 63 years and 7 months, which is longer than that of any other British monarch and the longest of any female monarch in history. The exact nature of John Brown's relationship with Victoria was the subject of great speculation by contemporaries, and continues to be controversial today.

Queen Victoria (1819-1901) and John Brown (1826-1883) - Her reign of 63 years and 7 months, which is longer than that of any other British monarch and the longest of any female monarch in history. The exact nature of John Brown's relationship with Victoria was the subject of great speculation by contemporaries, and continues to be controversial today.

Butch, a Spaniel mascot, looks greenish aboard an American Navy ship. The most famous U.S. military dog was Chips, a German Shepherd-Collie-Husky mix that attacked and captured a crew of enemy machinegunners fortified in a pillbox in Sicily in 1943.

Butch, a Spaniel mascot, looks greenish aboard an American Navy ship. The most famous U.S. military dog was Chips, a German Shepherd-Collie-Husky mix that attacked and captured a crew of enemy machinegunners fortified in a pillbox in Sicily in 1943.

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