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Gone shopping

blogEntryThumbnailI’ve been away for a week so missed posting this on the day but here is a recent blog on the subject of when we first started shopping for its own sake, a kind of leisure pursuit rather than practical activity. I became interested in this when thinking about Victorian London and realised I had no images of it between Dickens and then the Edwardian city of Dusk. When and where did the department stores start? Who shopped in them, how and why?
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