An aeroplane as pen, the sky as paper: sky writing, 1922
Sky writing demonstrated over London. Sky writing was first employed in 1913 over the Epsom Derby, where the words 'Daily Mail' were written in the skies. Here, the Illustrated London News explains the skill involved in executing sky writing-using their own initials, naturally. Drawn by W.R Robinson, from information supplied by Major J.C Savage, the inventor of sky writing.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Russian Patriotic Propaganda Poster - Red Army Day
"The glory of these days will never fall silent."
A quote from the march of the Amur Far East partisans of the Russian Civil war era. This song was popular throughout the USSR and sung in school classrooms. A general propaganda poster, likely to have been produced to advertise the annual Red Army Day ('Defender of the Fatherland Day ') celebrated on February 23rd each year.
© Mary Evans Picture Library/Onslow Auctions Limited