History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

19 July, 2012

Time for a Cuppa

A cup of tea with people of the past!

From various sources.

Walter Sanders, LIFE © Time Inc.

Actors Burgess Meredith and Paulette Goddard take a break from skiing for tea, St. Moritz, Switzerland, 1946. Source

Hans Wild, LIFE © Time Inc.

Lady Astor serving tea to family members at the Waldorf Astor estate, UK, 1943. Source

© IWM (D 2161)

A volunteer serves tea to a man who has been bombed out of his home, 1941. Source

State Library of Queensland

The Mcintyre family at tea, Toowoomba, Australia, 1913. Source

© IWM (Q 109828)

A tea break for the workers of the British Oil Cake Company, Manchester, WWI. Source

Nat Farbman, LIFE © Time Inc.

Painter Afro Basaldella having tea with some students at Mills College, California, 1958. Source

William Vandivert, LIFE © Time Inc.

An Oxford student with tea at a club meeting, UK, 1939. Source

National Library of Ireland

A group of behatted men having tea after a cricket match, Galway, Ireland, c. 1900. Source

State Library of Queensland

Afternoon tea, Gympie, Australia, c. 1907. Source

National Library of Scotland

A nurse with a tea trolley giving tea and biscuits to patients at a convalescent hospital, WWI. Source

Nina Leen, LIFE © Time Inc.

A group of young women having tea, US, 1945. Source

Hansel Mieth, LIFE © Time Inc.

A Japanese woman serves tea to sailors in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, 1942. Source

Galt Museum

Southminister United Men's Club Tea. I don't know either. Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, 1954. Source

Alfred Eisenstaedt, LIFE © Time Inc.

Figure skating champion Barbara Ann Scott at fashionable resort St. Moritz in Switzerland, 1947. Source

State Library of Queensland

Tea in the garden, Brisbane, c. 1890. Source

Allan Grant, LIFE © Time Inc.

Shirley Maclaine and her 2 1/2 year old daughter sharing tea, California, 1959. Source

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Queen Bee said...

What a great group of pictures! My favorites in the bunch are the last two - the mothers & their children having tea outside and Shirley McLaine & her daughter - too cute.

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::Naasson:: said...

Great shots of the past here, love looking at all of them! When are these old styles gonna come back?! lol Thanks for sharing, look forward to browsing through all your stuff. :)

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