Black Cat Cigarettes was first introduced to the English market in 1904 by Carreras Ltd , the company of a London-based Spanish nobleman, which was by then well-established in the tobacco market. Carreras built the art deco Greater London House in Mornington Crescent as a factory in 1926, and Black Cat was one of the first machine manufactured cigarette brands in the UK. The cat itself owes its origins to a real black cat that used to reside in Don Jose Carreras Ferrer’s Wardour Street shop. – Ghost Signs: London’s fading Spectacle of History – Sam Roberts and Sebastian Groes – Literary London Journal
Ingresso vietato ad ambulanti-medicanti e zingari – No admittance to street beggars and gypsies – Apartment building in San Benigno Canavese – Torino, IT
Some think this is a problem in Italy. Some think this is a problem “with” Italy. This was previously posted on FAB as Apartment Building Entrance Disclaimer – San Benigno Canavese, TO – Italia in Jul 9th, 2008. Unlike the “Whites Only” and “No Jews” signs from our past, these plaques have not become a public embarrassment nor disgrace.