Bonzo's Latest: This Week's Studdy
Famous dog, just after he had finally been christened with the name 'Bonzo'. He appears with a swollen eye after fighting with a wasp. 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
Emerald Tablet, Smaragdine Table or Tabula Smaragdina
Emerald Tablet, Smaragdine Table or Tabula Smaragdina. Work attributed to the legendary alchemist Hermes Trismegistus who summarizes the process 'Magnum Opus' or 'Great work' for the creation of the Philosopher's Stone. Illustration showing the connection between the complementary principles of the sun and the moon, sulfur and mercury. Engraving.
© Colecciasca/Iberfoto/Mary Evans
Discovered in 1614 Boston harbour played an important role in American history. By 1660 almost all imports came through this greater boston area. Such was the influx of people to the area Boston established itself as a booming city requiring the creation of the first ever steam powered sewage system. Boston Harbour is home to the famous Cunard Wharf. Date: 1902
© Kye Elliott / Mary Evans Picture Library