David Lloyd-George (1863-1945) speaking in Rochdale, 1923
Photograph of David Lloyd-George, 1st Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor, the Welsh Liberal statesman, addressing a large crowd at Rochdale during the election campaign of 1923. Forgetting he was using a microphone to address the people of Rochdale (previously represented by Richard Cobden), Lloyd-George asked 'aside' to a supporter 'Was Cobden a Lancashire man?'. The microphone picked up the 'aside', causing a great deal of laughter in the crowd.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Caricature of Dion Boucicault and three other actors
Caricature of Dion Boucicault (?1820-1890), Irish actor and playwright -- Address to the Players. Indicating a poster behind him, he says that no actor could play Romeo with legs like that -- a reference to Henry Irving's recent production at the Lyceum Theatre in which he played Romeo. Irving is on the left; the man on the right is Augustus Harris.
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Seventy Seven Park Lance by Walter Hackett
Promotional postcard for Seventy Seven Park Lane by Walter Hackett. First produced St. Martins Theatre, 25th October 1928. Well-dressed couples arrive at the prestigious London address of the title. Text under the image is a quote from the Sunday Times. This is a delicious ragout of comedy and crime to be luxuriated and wallowed in by highbrow, lowbrow, beggarman, thief" Date: 1928
© The Michael Diamond Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library