Punting at Cambridge 1
Punting on the Cam (also known as the Granta) on the Backs at Cambridge ; the famous Bridge of Sighs (modelled on the one in Venice) links parts of St John's College.
© Mary Evans Picture Library/HENRY GRANT
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Oxbridge Gent in extensive striped rowing attire
'Costume's Everything' - the translated greek on the card front reads: 'Everyone thinks that he stands high or low in thinking.' An Oxbridge rower modelling all of the requisite attire for a riverside sportsman, quite how adept he was in the bow seat is questionable (possibly the college 3rd eight....!). Date: 1902
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
Satirical cartoon, Descent of the Great Balloon
Satirical political cartoon, Descent of the Great Balloon, showing ten politicians travelling in a hot-air balloon. Speech bubbles show the men's concerns about the rapid descent of the balloon, which has developed a leak near the top -- an analogy for their political positions in relation to Ireland. The men include Lord Melbourne, Holland, Palmerston, Duncannon, Russell, John Cam Hobhouse, and Thomas Spring Rice. The plump man whose fading image can be seen on the balloon is the Irish politician Daniel O'Connell, whose support they have benefited from, but whose popularity is now declining.
© The Royal Aeronautical Society (National Aerospace Library)/Mary Evans