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Holborn in London is full of surprises, including some great eating houses and proximity for pedestrians to Covent Garden, The Embankment, Theatreland, and Westminster.

This photo captures something of yesteryear. This is where you headed if you were a fashionable gentleman in need of a new swordstick, or a lady about to travel somewhere hot out there in the far flung Empire for whom a tropical sunshade would be an absolute must.

Highly polished brass and a host of colours, I’m sure there’s a novel or at least a short story in James Smith & Sons somewhere

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