Origin Species, CH Bennett, banker - vulture
'Vulturine'. Satire on Darwin's 'Origin of Species' showing the evolution of a vulture to a banker. Known for his beak and bald head the vulture has exchanged his feathers for a broadcloth and cheque-book. Fortunately he no longer needs to seek his prey as the prey seek him.
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1860s, Bald, Banker, Beak, Bennett, Bird, Book, Broadcloth, Cheque, Darwin, Evolution, Feathers, Finance, Fire Place, Head, Historical, History, Money, Origin, Prey, Satire, Species, Vulture, Vulturine
The DOyly Carte, Opera Company
Front page of a four-page flyer touring to the Lyceum Theatre, Newport on 30th September 1907. The Gondoliers and The Mikado are both given twice during the week; The Yeomen of the Guard, H.M.S. Pinafore (with a curtain raiser) and Patience once each. The shield is labelled The Ancient Arms of the Savoy. Date: 1907
© The Michael Diamond Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library
Caricature of Augustus Harris, British actor and dramatist
Caricature of Augustus Harris (1852-1896), British actor, dramatist and impresario, transformed into a goose -- Not "Old Mother Goose" but Master Augoosetus. Goose Clubs were popular in Victorian Britain, allowing even the poorest to save a few pennies a week so that they could buy a goose for their Christmas dinner. Harris was manager of the Drury Lane Theatre, London, from 1879, where he co-wrote and produced many pantomimes.
© Terry Parker / Mary Evans Picture Library