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Nursing Babies on a Train – June 1922

I was searching for a corner seat on the train next the corridor and many of these were labelled engaged and otherwise occupied. In one compartment I found a young mother nursing a baby while another child lay asleep on … Continue reading

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Boys in Petticoats – April 1914

In engravings and pictures of olden times there are to be seen quite biggish boys in petticoats with only the jacket and the cropped heads to distinguish them from their sisters. I have been told of my grandfather — or … Continue reading

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Family on the Hearthrub – September 1912

Every afternoon at five o’clock, there is a pretty group on the hearth rug: a smiling baby, all pink and gold, waves dimpled hands of delighted welcome at the three “schule-weans” who cluster round him, bidding for his favour. “Give … Continue reading

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