Humorous Illustration showing Bonzo being disturbed by a flying tennis ball. 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
Patriotic World War One postcard
A dashing naval officer offers a deckchair to a young lady wearing a complementary sailor dress. The scene is given a patriotic flavour with a Union Jack cushion and a bulldog standing by. One of a series of postcards drawn by amateur soldier artist, George Ranstead, who served in the Army Pay Corps during World War One.
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
Lady Passenger on a Trans-Atlantic Steamship, 1888
Illustration showing a female passenger on the trans-Atlantic steamship 'Moselle', relaxing on her deckchair with a book, 1888. Dressed in the height of fashion, with an elaborate hat, the woman appears to have received a small piece of debris in the eye, hence the original caption: 'Those wretched stokers, A Black in the Eye'.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans