A Weighty Reason by H. M. Bateman
"He seems happy, but what on earth did her marry her for - her money?"
"Oh dear no - her house"
On seeing a chap walking in the park with an older, somewhat voluptuous, older lady, two fellows discuss why he might have married her.
© Estate of H M Bateman/ILN/Mary Evans Picture Library
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The Gentle Art of Excavating - Clearing bottom of the Thames
An improved dragline clearing out the bottom of the upper reaches of the River Thames. A typically rickety and overly complicated piece of machinery by the gadget king, William Heath Robinson, designed to pull a converted pram over the river bed of the Thames to clear rubbish, and disturbing quite a few leisurely fishermen and bathers in the process. Date: c.1938
© Courtesy of the estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/Mary Evans Picture Library
Fall of meteorites at Hatford, Berkshire, UK
When meteorites fall at Hatford, Berkshire, Mistress Greene, a witness, has one dug up, though one of the diggers swoons in terror. Before the fall, sounds were heard resembling thunder, or a cannon firing, followed by a drumbeat
© Mary Evans Picture Library
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