St Paul's Cathedral - Section through Wren's Dome
A section drawing through the dome of St Paul's Cathedral, the architectural masterpiece of Sir Christopher Wren. The inner brick dome stands 218 ft from the floor of the cathedral, with the top of the stone lantern pinnacle rising a further 100 feet into the London air. An internal brick cone supports the outer dome and the stone lantern.
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
Dr Christopher Dresser on a rickshaw, Japan
Dr Christopher Dresser (1834-1904) - English designer and theorist - best known as a pivotal figure in the Aesthetic Movement. He was a major contributor to the allied Anglo-Japanese branch of the Movement, which makes this photograph all the more fascinating. In four months during 1876 and1877, Dresser travelled about extensively in Japan, recording his impressions in his work 'Japan, its Architecture, Art and Art-Manufactures'. Date: circa 1877
© Mary Evans Picture Library/The Annabel Watts Collection
May Yohe performing as 'Little Christopher Columbus'
Mary Augusta "May" Yohe (1866-1938) - American musical theatre actress. Performing In the title role of 'Little Christopher Columbus' in the Revue 'Come Over Here', which opened at Oscar Hammersteins London Opera House on 19th April 1913, produced by Wilson Mizner and Max Pemberton - twenty years after her original performance in London of this burlesque opera in two acts, with music by Ivan Caryll and Gustave Kerker and a libretto by George R. Sims and Cecil Raleigh. Date: 1913