A Suggestion to Wembley: why Not an All-Bonzo Pageant?
This illustration shows an idea for The British Empire Exhibition that was held at Wembley in 1924. George Ernest Studdy (1878-1948) was the creator of 'Bonzo', a small dog with saucer-like eyes and indiscriminate breeding who first appeared in the Sketch in 1922. The 'Bonzo' craze swept the world resulting in postcards, annuals, toys and other merchandise. Studdy also produced a large body of work for the Sketch before and after Bonzo including his later creation, Ooloo the cat. His early cartoon dogs were simply known as the 'Studdy Dog' until readers demanded a name and Bruce Ingram, the ILN editor, suggested his immortal moniker. Credit should read: Estate of George Studdy/Gresham Marketing Ltd./ILN/Mary Evan"
© Estate of George Studdy/Gresham Marketing Ltd./ILN/Mary Evans
Odessa Passage, Ukraine - Ornate Covered Arcade
The official opening celebrations of the Odessa Passage - a covered shopping arcade and a hotel on Deribasivska Street in the centre of Odessa on 4 floors. The ground floor is the home of many boutiques. The hotel was formerly rated as the best hotel in Southern Russia. The inside and exterior of the picturesque Passage building are decorated by numerous sculptures. Date: circa 1900
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
Queen Victoria's Jubilee Celebrations
Four views of the procession during Queen Victoria's Jubilee Celebrations on 20 June 1897. The foreign princes passing Hyde Park Corner (top left), the Naval Brigade crossing London Bridge (top right), Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Premier of Canada, and his colonial escort in Pall Mall (bottom left), and a view from the roof of the Royal Exchange (bottom right). Date: 20 June 1897
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans