World Book Day: How it could have looked in 1920

Posted on March 6th, 2014 by The British Newspaper Archive

British schoolchildren will dress as their favourite book characters today to celebrate World Book Day.

The Cheltenham Looker-On proves that this isn’t a new phenomenon – here we see two doctors dressed as Tweedledum and Tweedledee in 1920:

Tweedledum and Tweedledee in 1920

Cheltenham Looker-On – Saturday 17 January 1920
Image © Local World Limited. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

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