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May 22, 2014

The smallest shop in London — a shoe salesman with a 1.2 square meter shoe store, 1900


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May 22, 2014 at 12:01 PM | Permalink


How close we came to the shoe event horizon... it's amazing that we were able to avoid such a dire situation.

Posted by: Rocketboy | May 22, 2014 8:26:55 PM

"Would you have the maroon brocade pump in an eleven and a half wide?"

Posted by: Flautist | Jan 16, 2014 1:42:14 AM


no you are not weird!

When I was a child there was a gentleman without his lower

half that used two cement trowels (held in his hands) to move around.

He would move around the city selling gum.

The first time I met him he bordered our bus struggling on the bus steps.

Posted by: JoePeach | Jan 15, 2014 6:02:25 PM

That's a great picture, but oddly, it looks like a man with no legs selling shoes. I know, I'm just weird.

Posted by: tamra | Jan 15, 2014 2:17:54 PM

This is a view of the same shop today, going by records I can find that this is 4 Bateman Street. It is possible that street numbering has changed since as is often the case in London. https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=bateman+street&hl=en&ll=51.513837,-0.132262&spn=0.001678,0.00327&sll=51.528642,-0.101599&sspn=0.858629,1.674042&hnear=Bateman+St&t=m&z=19&layer=c&cbll=51.513796,-0.13239&panoid=FWxRtAtdTFoRCZutiWFzHA&cbp=12,158.41,,0,4.82

Posted by: Steve | Jan 15, 2014 9:07:02 AM

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