Even Victorians Were All About that Summertime Roof Access

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According to the accompanying caption, this is a “cartoon showing a hot summer in the city resulting in everyone taking to the roofs for some breeze.” Novel idea: maybe skip the frock coat in a heat wave? But no, no, Victorian proprieties must be observed.

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So the next time you’re sweltering in the sun, take a moment to be grateful you’re not obliged to cover your ankles and that you live in the age of the popsicle.


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John Boehner

I love old timey aristocrats drinking/partying.

Like for me the only part of War and Peace worth reading is where the young dudes are all drinking with a little bear cub, and one of them chugs a bottle of rum while sitting on the window ledge.