Hannah Powell-Cotton and Pte CF Reynolds CEF 18684
Hannah Powell-Cotton and Private CF Reynolds, 18684, 42nd Royal Highlanders (Canadian Expeditionary Force) preparing to leave Quex Park VAD Hospital on 1st October 1915. The Quex Park VAD Hospital opened on 15 October 1914 and closed on 31 January 1919. The hospital was run by Kent/178, the Birchington Detachment. The Commandant was Hannah Powell-Cotton (1881-1964), wife of Major Percy HG Powell-Cotton (1866-1940) of Quex Park, founder of the Powell-Cotton Museum. Date: 1915
© The Powell-Cotton Museum Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library
Knickerbocker Hotel - New York City
Six Times Square, also known as the Newsweek Building or Knickerbocker Building, is a building located at 1466 Broadway at the southeast corner of 42nd Street in New York City, USA. This historic building opened in 1906 as the Knickerbocker Hotel. Built by John Jacob Astor as a showcase of luxury in a time of economic prosperity in the city, the hotel closed its doors only 15 years later. The building was later home to Newsweek magazine between 1940 - 1959, and after major restoration in 1980 the building is currently used for garment showrooms and offices"
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
The Ashanti War (1873-74) The 42nd Highlanders in the front
This shows the soldiers from the 42nd Highlanders engaged in the front of the battle against the Ashantis during the 2nd Ashanti War towards the end of 1873. In 1873, after decades of an uneasy relationship between the British and the Acing people of central Ghana, the British attacked and virtually destroyed the Asanti capital of Kumasi, and officially declared Ghana a crown colony on 24 July 1874. This sketch comes from a supplement entitled From Cape Coast to Coomassie, a narrative of The Ashanti War, by the Illustrated London News.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans