Advert for Benson's Christmas jewellery 1889
Novelty jewellery to celebrate the '90' date (1890s) and also a variety of Christmas related theme brooches including holly, mistletoe and ivy, and also a selection of women's bracelet wristwatches. All available from Benson's jewelers, Bond Street, London.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
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Caricature, Archbishop of Canterbury, Augustus Harris
Caricature, Edward White Benson (1829-1896), Archbishop of Canterbury, and Augustus Harris (1852-1896), British actor, dramatist and impresario, shaking hands. Benson congratulates Harris on his vivid and realistic depiction of the clergy in his play Youth, co-written with Paul John Meritt in 1881.
© Terry Parker / Mary Evans Picture Library
Benson log raft - Columbia River, USA
A fine view of a 'Benson' raft - a huge seagoing log raft designed to reliably transport millions of board feet of timber (at one time - this card says 8 million feet) through the open ocean. Held together with giant logging chains, their cargo of logs and often finished lumber goods went from the outlet of the Columbia River in the United States into the Pacific Ocean and south 1100 miles to San Diego, California. Once there, the logs were sawn into lumber by the Benson Logging and Lumber Company for sale in Southern California. Date: circa 1910s
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection