London ladies in 1932 picnicked on the rooftop of Adelaide House—which then boasted a fruit and flower garden and an 18-hole putting green—overlooking the Thames’ Tower Bridge. In February of that year the GEOGRAPHIC published “Some Forgotten Corners of London,” in which author Harold Donaldson Eberlein had less success with the region’s cuisine. “With the striking variety of … vegetables that can be successfully grown in almost any part of England,” he wrote, “the absolute domination of cabbage and potatoes in the average British regimen appears totally inexcusable.” This photograph has never before been published in the magazine.