Officer prisoners of war in Germany - Fancy Dress ball
A fancy dress ball at Furstenberg in Mecklenburg which officer prisoners of war held as christmas entertainment in December 1916. The principal performers were British and Russian officers and among the costumes seen (remarkable considering the disadvantageous circumstances under which the organisers worked) are a pierrot, Napoleon, several clowns and a large number of ladies! Date: 1917
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
The Lie by William Heath Robinson
Cartoon, The Lie. One of those golfing stories that you are not bound to believe if you don't want to. A golfer mistakes the top of a hat from a tramp for the hole when playing golf. Please note: Credit must appear as Courtesy of the Estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/ILN/Mary Evan"
© Courtesy of the estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/ILN/Mary Evans Picture Library
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Balloon ascent from the Tuileries Gardens, Paris
Balloon ascent of Charles and Robert from the Tuileries Gardens, Paris, the first voyage made in a hydrogen balloon. After sending off a trial hydrogen balloon, Charles designed, and the brothers Robert built, a full-size man-carrier, the fabric of which was made imporous by the Roberts method of rubberising the cloth. This was the first modern type balloon.
1 December 1783
© The Royal Aeronautical Society (National Aerospace Library)/Mary Evans