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The Story of Pears Soap

The Story of Pears Soap

Pears transparent soap is a British brand of soap first produced and sold in 1807 by Andrew Pears, at a factory just off Oxford Street in London. I...
Biography of May Gibbs

Biography of May Gibbs

May Gibbs was born in England on 17 January 1877.  She was the only daughter of artist, cartoonist and public servant Herbert William Gibbs.  She e...
Collecting Postcards

Collecting Postcards

Deltiology is the term that is given to the art of collecting postcards. Seemingly everyday objects, or mundane pieces of stationary, are actually ...
History of Equestrian and Horse Racing in Great Britain

History of Equestrian and Horse Racing in Great Britain

When James I set eyes on the village of Newmarket in 1605, he knew it was destined for equestrian greatness. Since then, it’s been known as the hom...
Biography of Cicely Mary Barker

Biography of Cicely Mary Barker

Cicely Mary Barker's works have lasted decades. Her Flower Fairies series which includes artwork and poetry have captured generations of hearts.
Biography of Andrew Noble Prentice

Biography of Andrew Noble Prentice

Andrew Novle Prentice studies in Spain were published in 1893 as the folio 'Renaissance Architecture and Ornament in Spain', dedicated to the Queen Regent, Dona Maria Christina. As an architect he has a great story of travel and art.
Fashion in the 1920s

Fashion in the 1920s

Western Fashion in the 1920s underwent modernisation with two distinctive periods, the Roaring Twenties and the Flapper style. Coco Chanel and Marlene Dietrich were major influences.
Biography of Victor Levasseur

Biography of Victor Levasseur

Victor Levasseur was an important French Engineer, Cartographer and Engraver of the mid-19th Century. He had important cartographically related pol...
Biography Of Sir John Hill

Biography Of Sir John Hill

John Hill was the son of the Rev. Theophilus Hill and is said to have been born in Peterborough, (c1714 -1775).  He was apprenticed to an apothecar...
Antique Prints Make A Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift

Antique Prints Make A Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, we needn’t scratch our heads in wonder of what to buy for our loved ones. Everybody loves a print, whether f...
Biography of Alfred John North

Biography of Alfred John North

Alfred John North (11 June 1855 – 6 May 1917) was an Australian ornithologist. Alfred John North was born in Melbourne and was educated at Melbourn...
Biography of Frederick W. Frohawk

Biography of Frederick W. Frohawk

 Frederick W Frohawk (1861 - 1946) Prominent Member of Victorian Natural History Scene. Frohawk was the author of Natural History of British Butter...

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