Playtime at Wimbledon. by William Heath Robinson
The new craze of Jazz Tennis caught in full swing by our extra special artist. A humorous illustration of tennis players dancing the foxtrot on a tennis court. The umpire is watching over them whilst enjoying a cigar. Robinson was a regular contributor to the Sketch, the Bystander and other ILN titles during his lifetime. His weekly drawings featured mind-boggling contraptions and designs were immensely popluar. Please note: Credit must appear as Courtesy of the estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/ILN/Mary Evan"
© Courtesy of the estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/ILN/Mary Evans Picture Library
The Banner Cross Murder
View near Darnall, the scene of the escape and recapture of the prisoner, Charles Peace. Charles Peace was an infamous cat burglar and murderer who managed to evade arrest for an astonishing twenty years. Over this period, Peace killed two policemen and the husband of a Mrs Dyson, with whom he had once had an affair. He was arrested for the attempted murder of a policeman, for which he gave a false name, but was recognised charged for all his crimes. With a last bid for freedom, Peace tried to escape by jumping from a train, but he was caught and sentenced to death.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Egypt - River Nile - Capturing a crocodile
Egypt - River Nile - Capturing a crocodile. As with picture 10270850, there is a certain degree of scepticism in this captioner's mind as to the validity of the beast which is being grabbed...!! Date: circa 1909
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
1900s, Capture, Capturing, Caught, Crocodile, Crocodiles, Egypt, Egyptian, Hunters, Hunting, Mar18, Nile, Nubia, Reflection, River