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Choose from 253 pictures in our 21st collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


Commandos Crossing the Rhine at Wesel; Second World War, 194 Featured Print

Commandos Crossing the Rhine at Wesel; Second World War, 194

Sketch showing the night crossing of the River Rhine, made by British Royal Marine Commandos of the 21st Army Group, near Wesel in Germany, 23rd March 1945. This illustration shows the Commandos in their 'Buffalo' amphibious transports leaving the West bank of the Rhine and heading towards the opposite shore. In the right background of the picture, can be seen the fires then burning in Wesel. This drawing was made by Captain Bryan de Grineau, 'Illustrated London News' Special Artist, who was then attached to the 21st Army Group.

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

Lecture on Stephen Gray's discoveries in electricity Featured Print

Lecture on Stephen Gray's discoveries in electricity

A lecture at the Charterhouse, London on Stephen Gray's discoveries in electricity. In the early eighteenth century, Gray demonstrated that charges of electricity could be conducted by some materials for distances as great as 765 feet, while others did not conduct electricity at all. Eventually, he was able to send charges through 88 metres of wire suspended on silken threads to operate an electroscope - an instrument used to detect static electricity. By sending an electrical signal from one place to another, Gray established the basic principle of the electric telegraph.

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

Brighton Motor Trials - Miss Dorothy Levitt Featured Print

Brighton Motor Trials - Miss Dorothy Levitt

Miss Dorothy Elizabeth Levitt (1882-1922) in her 80 hp Napier at the Brighton Motor (Speed) Trials, on 21st July 1905. Levitt was the first British woman racing driver, holder of the world's first water speed record, the women's world land speed record holder, and an author. A pioneer of female independence and female motoring, she also taught Queen Alexandra and the Royal Princesses how to drive. In her book 'The Woman and the Car: A Chatty Little Handbook for all Women who Motor or Who Want to Motor', suggested that all women should "carry a little hand-mirror in a convenient place when driving" so they may "hold the mirror aloft from time to time in order to see behind while driving in traffic", thus inventing the rear view mirror (before it was introduced by manufacturers in 1914) !! Date: 1905

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection