Umbrella

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In the 1750s, a London man took to the streets holding an umbrella—and braved jeers, rock-throwing haters, and even a cab that tried to run him over. We explore why rainy England was once so anti-umbrella, and whether that fight was really ever settled. Contact us: Email: pessimistsarchive@gmail.com Twitter: @pessimistsarc Website: http://pessimists.co

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