Sketch front cover 1955 by David Wright
Sketch front cover by David Wright from 1955, showing the development of his style in later years along with fashion. Wright produced a series of over 160 illustrations or 'pin-ups' for 'The Sketch' during the 1940's. David Wright's 'Lovelies' proved hugely popular and adorned practically every military mess, bunker, dormitory or club room in the country during World War II. This image is part of a series of post-war illustrations David Wright painted towards the end of his commercial relationship with the magazine.
© Estate of David Wright/ILN/Mary Evans Picture Library
Tay Bridge disaster, view of the diving operations
View of the diving operation at the scene of the Tay Bridge disaster. The engineer Thomas Bouch advocated the need for a bridge crossing the Tay for a number of years before building began in 1873. The bridge was said to be unstable, especially during bad weather conditions. On the 28th December 1879, during a treacherous weather conditions the Tay Bridge collapse killing over 75 passengers and staff. Bad workmanship and incorrect materials were blamed for the disaster and Bouch's reputation was disgraced.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Souvenir of the Wedding of Princess Mary and Henry Lascelles
Souvenir of the Royal Wedding of Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood (Victoria Alexandra Alice Mary; 18971965) and Henry George Charles Lascelles, 6th Earl of Harewood (18821947) on 28th February 1922, Surrounding the 'happy' couple are the bride's attendants: Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, the future Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, Princess Maud of Fife, daughter of Louise, Princess Royal, Lady Mary Cambridge, daughter of the 1st Marquess of Cambridge, Lady May Cambridge, daughter of the 1st Earl of Athlone and Princess Alice of Albany, Lady Diana Bridgeman, daughter of the 5th Earl of Bradford, Lady Mary Thynne, daughter of the 5th Marquess of Bath, Lady Rachel Cavendish, daughter of the 9th Duke of Devonshire and Lady Doris Gordon-Lennox, daughter of the 8th Duke of Richmond and Gordon. Date: 1922
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection