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A man sits waiting for a train on the London Underground in 1890, when the platform floors were still made from wooden floorboards. (Photo by Hi-Story/Alamy Stock Photo)

A man sits waiting for a train on the London Underground in 1890, when the platform floors were still made from wooden floorboards. (Photo by Hi-Story/Alamy Stock Photo)
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31 May 2017 06:53:00
A high-kicking Parisian can-can dancer

A high-kicking Parisian can-can dancer. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). 1895
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13 Sep 2011 12:42:00
A glamour model Lacey Banghard attends a photocall for PETA to encourage pet owners to have their cats and dogs sterilised at Picadilly Circus on January 22, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie)

A glamour model Lacey Banghard attends a photocall for PETA to encourage pet owners to have their cats and dogs sterilised at Picadilly Circus on January 22, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie)
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23 Jan 2013 08:41:00
1936: A Penarth dance hall has banned chewing gum on the premises because dancers have complained that their feet keep sticking to the floor

A Penarth dance hall has banned chewing gum on the premises because dancers have complained that their feet keep sticking to the floor. (Photo by Richards/Fox Photos/Getty Images). 16th July 1936
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30 Sep 2011 11:15:00
1928: Greyhounds with stuffed and sprung model monkeys strapped to their backs before a hurdle race at Wellinborough

Greyhounds with stuffed and sprung model monkeys strapped to their backs before a hurdle race at Wellinborough. (Photo by E. Bacon). 21st April 1928
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11 Jul 2012 09:57:00


A New York window cleaner strapped to the side of The RCA Building in the Rockefeller Center, with St Patrick's Cathedral below him to the left. (Photo by William Lovelace/Express/Getty Images). 2nd May 1961
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20 Jul 2011 12:43:00
Battersea Power Station. The chimney rims are thinner on top than you might expect. (Photo by Bradley L. Garrett)

Battersea Power Station. The chimney rims are thinner on top than you might expect. (Photo by Bradley L. Garrett)
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11 Feb 2016 12:44:00


Finia, a visiting student from Hanover, cools off under a water sprinkler in front of the Chancellery on June 10, 2010 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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13 Jul 2011 10:38:00