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Page 52 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 1

Moir, Ethel, 1916, Document
Page 52 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 1
Page 52 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 1
Page 52 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 1
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Page 52 from Ethel Moir Diary, Vol 1
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went different ways in the afternoon, she went on her own & I wended my way through the streets & out of the town a bit to the Consul's house. Odessa has some fine shops, especially in the Deribas. All the smaller shops are decorated outside with pictures of everything sold within. The Baker's shop has loaves, bags of flour etc:; the ironmonger hammers & nails; the provision merchant hams, sausages - & so on. Partly for advertisement, but chiefly because the great bulk of the lower classes cannot read & would not know what the shopkeepers offered, if he did not tell them in pictures. Ikons are to be seen in the streets & all the shops, & every devout Russian makes the pas sign of the Cross in passing such Ikons. I arrived at Mrs. Bagge's (British Consul's wife) about 4 o'cl: & found Lilias had arrived there before me. We spent such a happy afternoon, Mr. & Mrs. Bagge are both charming & were so very, very kind to us. We had such a nice "English" tea & revelled in comfie armchairs!
In the evening we went to the opera & saw a Russian
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1916
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20.4 x 16.0 cm
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Edinburgh and Scottish Collection