A miserable looking woman selling hot chestnuts in a Soho street. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images). Circa 1935

A miserable looking woman selling hot chestnuts in a Soho street. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images).

Rosa Luxembourg, Simone De Beauvoir and Emma Goldman on the beach, smoking pipes (1930’s.)

simone de beauvoir, emma goldman, & rosa luxemburg on the beach smoking pipes. This an apocryphal caption: de Beauvoir, Goldman, and Luxemburg didn't actually know each other. but isn't it pretty to imagine the possibility of these women together?

Shoe Shine, Charing Cross Road, London, 1936

Wolfgang Suschitzky

Wolf Suschitzky - Shoe Shine, Charing Cross Road, London, 1936 Silver Gelatin Print - 16 x 20

Lost London -The sad story of Wellclose Square Stepney

The Lost Squares Of Stepney - William Palin evokes the lost glories of two of the East End’s forgotten architectural wonders, Wellclose Sq and Swedenborg Sq.

The entrance to Embankment, 1938. | 38 Breathtaking Pictures From The Early Days Of The London Underground

Old London Photo: A Tram Sails Through the Foggy London Night Outside Embankment Tube Station in 1938

City gents, 1939. | 38 Breathtaking Pictures From The Early Days Of The London Underground

Morning commute: City gents travelling by the London Underground railway system in 1939

1935 - Schiaparelli, on the right, arriving in London wearing her latest invention - culottes.

1935 - Schiaparelli, on the right, arriving in London wearing her latest invention - culottes. In Schiaparelli's divided skirts were worn by tennis champion Lily d'Alvarez.

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