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Rollerblading in 1938
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06 Mar 2011 12:11:00
Hillcoat Riding Fu Tu. China, An Xian, 1917-1919. (Photo by Sidney David Gamble)

“Sidney D. Gamble (July 12, 1890 – 1968) was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, to David Berry and Mary Huggins Gamble; grandson of James Gamble, who, with William Procter, founded Procter & Gamble in 1837. in 1912 he graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Literature degree and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He visited China for four extended periods, 1908, 1917–1919, 1924–27, and 1931–1932, doing Christian social work for the Y.M.C.A and conducting social surveys. He is now best known for his remarkable and extensive photographs of Peking and North China.” – Wikipedia. (Photo by Sidney David Gamble via Duke University Libraries)

Photo: Hillcoat Riding Fu Tu. China, An Xian, 1917-1919. P.S. All photos are available in high resolution.
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16 Aug 2012 11:24:00
1919:  A Leyland lorry during the railway strike, 'we supply both milk and baby' is chalked on the bonnet

A Leyland lorry during the railway strike, “we supply both milk and baby” is chalked on the bonnet. (Photo by A. R. Coster/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). 3rd October 1919
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08 Dec 2011 14:20:00
1938: A man irrigating a rice paddy field using a traditional method

A man irrigating a rice paddy field using a traditional method. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). Japan, circa 1938
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09 Oct 2011 14:58:00
A baby bush-baby in a set of scales at London Zoo shortly after birth, 1938

A baby bush-baby in a set of scales at London Zoo shortly after birth. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). 10th August 1938
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03 Aug 2011 11:51:00
1938: A rail worker fixing a fog warning notice at South Woodford Railway Station in Essex

A rail worker fixing a fog warning notice at South Woodford Railway Station in Essex. (Photo by H. F. Davis/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). 20th October 1938
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05 Oct 2011 13:56:00


A young arab boy, armed with a rifle and a knife, in the Aden Protectorate near Yemen. (Photo by Richards/Fox Photos/Getty Images). February 1938
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01 Apr 2011 14:39:00


Street fighting in Berlin between Government troops and Spartacists, during the Spartacist uprising which followed Germany's defeat in World War I. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 1919
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03 May 2011 09:09:00