James Doughty, oldest clown in England
James Doughty of Brighton, at the time of this photograph the oldest clown in England, about to celebrate his 94th birthday. Seen here in costume with two of his performing dogs. In 1911 at the age of 93 he married a woman of 25, Alice Zilpah, and apparently his previous wife had been 25 years younger than him. He is said to have succeeded the famous clown Joseph Grimaldi at Drury Lane in 1851, taking over many of his wigs, props and songs. He died in March 1913
© Mary Evans Picture Library
His Masters Vice by George Studdy
Bonzo finds that consumption of his master's favourite drink has an unforeseen effect. A small puppy lies in a deliciously drunken stupour after helping himself to perhaps some gin or whiskey from a decanter on a table. Credit line must read: Estate of George Studdy/Gresham Marketing Ltd./Mary Evans
© Estate of George Studdy/Gresham Marketing Ltd./Mary Evans
Market Reports - English Country Squire carves the beef
Market Reports illustrated (Postcard series):
MEAT: "English beef was in fine condition."
This report on English beef (as a commodity traded on the Stock Exchange) is illustrated by a ruddy and rotund Eglish Country Squire taking great delight in the serving of probably the largest joint of beef you can imagine! Thankfully it does not appear it is all destined for his luncheon as there are other plates to be filled...!
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection