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Turk's Head, City Bicycle School, Singer

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There's so much to love in this 1883 photograph from Aldgate, London: the quaint, gritty buildings (now long gone), the moody fog, the blur of passing traffic, the barrels being delivered by a team of horses. And looking even closer, the signage for Turk's Head Imperial Wine & Spirit Warehouse and the City Bicycle School at Chequer Yard...

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...and this fantastic ad for Singer's Sewing Machines...

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That's just perfect, how the name is curved into a big S.

March 11, 2016 in History | Permalink