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1852-Crystal Palace-At the Exhibition, a man named George Jennings, a Brighton plumber, installed his so-called ‘Monkey Closets’ in the Retiring Rooms of The Crystal Palace. These ‘Monkey Closets’ caused great excitement as they were the first public toilets anyone had ever seen, and during the exhibition 827,280 visitors paid one penny each to use them. For ‘spending a penny’, they received a clean seat, a towel, a comb and a shoe shine.

1852-Crystal Palace-At the Exhibition, a man named George Jennings, a Brighton plumber, installed his so-called ‘Monkey Closets’ in the Retiring Rooms of The Crystal Palace. These ‘Monkey Closets’ caused great excitement as they were the first public toilets anyone had ever seen, and during the exhibition 827,280 visitors paid one penny each to use them. For ‘spending a penny’, they received a clean seat, a towel, a comb and a shoe shine.

A 19th century 'Satirical print targetting quack cures'

A 19th century 'Satirical print targetting quack cures'

Dinner at a cheap lodging house, 1859, G. Sala, Twice Round the Clock, a book that looks at life in London over a 48 hour period. This is available free from Google books.

Dinner at a cheap lodging house, 1859, G. Sala, Twice Round the Clock, a book that looks at life in London over a 48 hour period. This is available free from Google books.

By the late 1860s penny gaffs were giving way to more respectable, and comfortable, music halls and theatres. There you could sing along to your favourite popular songs, or watch entertainment as diverse as acrobats, trapeze artists, ‘operatic selections’ or can-can dancers. Image: At a Music Hall, The Graphic, April 5th 1873.

By the late 1860s penny gaffs were giving way to more respectable, and comfortable, music halls and theatres. There you could sing along to your favourite popular songs, or watch entertainment as diverse as acrobats, trapeze artists, ‘operatic selections’ or can-can dancers. Image: At a Music Hall, The Graphic, April 5th 1873.

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Famous Paintings Improved by Cats. Rembrandt, Danae. #funny #haha #humor click through for more! :)

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