29 September 2009

"His" Face Was Very Smooth for a "Man"

From: The Leeds Mercury (1918)

21 September 2009

Hey Kids!

Children's entertainer, Leeds, 1950s.
From: Photograph archive

14 September 2009

Just for Ewe

Incomparable Wonder

From: Leeds Patriot (1826)

Habitual Drunkards

(Poster from the early 1900s. Unfortunately we only have this photo of it!)

07 September 2009

Terror from the Archives

Fragments of fear dredged up from the depths of our photographic collection...

Note on reverse: The Troubadour – one of the “Wee Folk” figures in soft leather made by the Todhunter Sisters of York.

Note on reverse: The Attic, Garrowby Hall near York. False cupboard leading to a mock priest-hole: part of the secret system created “to amuse his children” by Viscount Halifax.

(With thanks to Michele!)