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The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo

On this day 125 years ago: 18 July 1891

By July 18, 2016No Comments

This article from the London Evening Standard of 18 July 1891 caught my eye.


(From our correspondent ) Vienna, Friday Night. The question of trailing dresses, treated recently in letters to The Standard, has also engaged the attention of the Supreme Sanitary Board of Vienna. All the District Police Commissioners were the other day officially asked their opinion as to whether dresses sweeping in the mud are injurious to the public health; and whether, if forbidden, the prohibition could be enforced. The replies were handed in to-day, and differ widely as to the possibility of carrying out any such prohibition. One official suggests the imposition of a special tax on trailing dresses, but the inventor of this happy idea admits that the impost would be rather difficult of collection.

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