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Queen Victoria at Work

Queen Victoria going through her red dispatch boxes, while her secretary Hafiz Abdul Karim stands by. Taken in 1893 in the gardens at Frogmore House near Windsor Castle, by photography studio Hills & Saunders. Source: [National Portrait Gallery, London NPG P51]

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Vacation with Queen Victoria Looks…Fun

Here’s to hoping your vacation this summer looks a bit funner than this! Photo from the National Portrait Gallery (UK), by Numa Blanc Fils, 10 April 1890. Source: [National Portrait Gallery NPG x24836]

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Cool Historical Artefacts of the Day: Christopher Robin’s Actual Toys

A.A. Milne, the author of Winnie the Pooh, was inspired by his son, named (what else?) Christopher Robin, and his son’s favourite stuffed animals. They are on display in the NY Public Library’s Children’s Center on 42nd and 5th.  From … Continue reading

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Winston Churchill At 26 or 27!

Taken in 1901 by photographer Edward Lyddell Sawyer, the photo shows a young Churchill the year after he was elected to parliament as MP for Oldham.  He autographed the photo on the bottom. What a difference from the usual photos … Continue reading

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