Caricature of P T Barnum and Jumbo the elephant
Caricature of Phineas Taylor (PT) Barnum (1810-1891), American showman and businessman, and Jumbo the African elephant which he bought for his circus from London Zoo in 1882. The sale caused public outrage in Britain. "If you take Jumbo, Mr Barnum, and he should revenge himself, don't expect any sympathy from the English people."
© Terry Parker / Mary Evans Picture Library
Liverpool - Liverpool Lime Street
Liverpool - Liverpool Lime Street - Lime street - tram lines, Shops with Blinds to House at the end. Part of Box 62 Boswell Collection - Liverpool. The street was named for lime kilns owned by William Harvey, a local businessman. When the street was laid out in 1790 it was outside the city limits, but by 1804 the lime kilns were causing problems at a nearby infirmary. The doctors complained about the smell, and so the kilns were moved away, but the street name remained unchanged. Date: circa 1900
© The Boswell Collection, Bexley Heritage Trust / Mary Evans
Incandescent giant lamp, model of the Edison type bulb. Expo
Incandescent giant lamp, twelve feet high, mounted on a pedestal crowned by a model of the Edison type bulb, increased 20, 000 times. Showed as one of the inventions of Thomas Edison (1847-1931) in the Exposition Universelle of Paris in 1889. Engraving published in 'La Ilustraci??n Espa?ola y Americana' (Spanish and American Illustration) in 1889. Colored engraving.
© Thaliastock / Mary Evans