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Sixteenth-century facsimile of a wood engraving of a medieval clothworker, published in 'Manners, Custom and Dress During the Middle Ages an.

These types of business cards were given to men at train stations as they entered town to advertise houses of prostitution. These cards were in popular and open use until the 1930's. The women were called "Soiled Doves" in the Victorian era.  During the Civil War there was such a huge epidemic of venereal disease that in one town the army  quarantined "doves" on a river boat. BiddyCraft

This is NOT "a card given to men to advertise houses of prostitution. " It was a Victorian custom to have a mourning photo taken with one's back to the camera.

Using the DAR | DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution). In their Ancestor Database, the simple-style search form has you place a surname and given name for an ancestor who might have served in the military or as a civilian during the American Revolution.

Using the DAR

Using the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution). In their Ancestor Database, the simple-style search form has you place a surname and given name for an ancestor who might have served in the military or as a civilian during the American Revolution.

The origins of the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths are lost in time. It is known that from the to the Reformation, the Company was known as a Fraternity having strong religious connotations.

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A 'quack' doctor and his apprentice.

New Dispensatory Contayning 70 approved Physical rare Receits. Most necessary and needfull for all sorts of people to have in their Families.

At popular J. Lyons tea rooms in Hartlepool, England, the waittresses wore this uniform introduced in 1925, nicknamed a "Nippy." #tea

Lyons tea rooms in Hartlepool, England, the waittresses wore this uniform introduced in nicknamed a "Nippy.

Part of 'The Lamentable Complaints of Nick Froth the tapster and Rulerost the Cooke', 1641. Both wear short aprons.

Part of 'The Lamentable Complaints of Nick Froth the tapster and Rulerost the Cooke', Both wear short aprons.

The Mander & Mitchenson Theatre Collection (M) is completely unique - the result of the lifetime’s work of Raymond Mander and Joe Mitchenson collecting the archives and ephemera of Britain’s theatrical history

The Mander & Mitchenson Theatre Collection (M) is completely unique - the result of the lifetime’s work of Raymond Mander and Joe Mitchenson collecting the archives and ephemera of Britain’s theatrical history

[Les gueux]. , [Frontispice] : [estampe] / Iacomo Callot in. et fe. - 1

, [Frontispice] : [estampe] / Iacomo Callot in. et fe.

The man in this picture is wearing a justacourps jacket that was popular during the baroque period. The justacourps jacket has buttons down the front and is worn over the shirt and jabot.

The man in this picture is wearing a justacourps jacket that was popular during the baroque period. The justacourps jacket has buttons down the front and is worn over the shirt and jabot.
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