Dom Perignon, French monk known for wine-making
Dom Perignon (1638-1715), French Benedictine monk who is often (incorrectly) credited with the invention of sparkling champagne. He pioneered many wine production methods in his home region of Champagne, while serving as cellarer at the Abbey of Hautvillers. Seen here seated (right), old and blind, demonstrating his ability to select different grapes to give the best results.
© The Roseries Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library
Royal Academy Selection Committee, 1929
The Royal Academy Selection Committee choosing the pictures for the summer exhibition in 1929. Photograph taken at Burlington House during the work of selection. The Hanging Committee from left to right: William McMillan, Henry Pegram, Guy Dawber, Frederick Griggs, Charles Ricketts, Adrian Stokes, William Llewellyn, Reginald Blomfield, Sir David Young Cameron, Julius Olsson, Glyn Philpot, Sydney Lee, W R M Lamb (Secretary). Date: 1929
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Comic wartime scenes on the Western Front
Comic wartime scenes on the Western Front, entitled Things I Have Never Seen at the Front. Showing a Kirchener Girl tripping through Ypres, a Transport Officer and a Quartermaster taking unnecessary exercise before breakfast, an Army Commander lunching off bully beef and biscuits, an officer of GHQ choosing and matching ribands, and some eager volunteers for a working party.
© H L Oakley / Mary Evans