The Long, Long Drift
Illustration by Raymond Sheppard to an article entitled: 'The Long, Long Drift' by John Prebble, relating to the The Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914-17, also known as the Endurance Expedition. This feat is considered the last major expedition of the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. Conceived by Sir Ernest Shackleton, the expedition was an attempt to make the first land crossing of the Antarctic continent. On 30th October 1915, a march started across the Antarctic ice, following the crushing of the Endurance between the ever-shifting ice plates - two of the ship's lifeboats were carried on sledges, as depicted in this illustration"
© Mary Evans/Raymond Sheppard Collection
Purse Seinors Catching Salmon, Seattle, Washington, USA
Purse Seinors Catching Salmon, Seattle, Washington, USA. A purse seine is a large wall of netting deployed around an entire area or school of fish. The seine has floats along the top line with a lead line threaded through rings along the bottom. Once a school of fish is located, a skiff encircles the school with the net. Date: circa 1910s
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
The Zulu war. The entrenched position at Rorke's Drift
The scene as reinforcements arrive at Rorke's Drift, successfully defended by the British from 3, 000 Zulus. Extended caption: Note from Captain Crealock 'About 6.30am we reached Rorke's drift, and saw the smoke rising from the post. Too late! too late! But no- from amidst the smoke we saw some figures gesticulating: then a flag waved. Glasses out! They are red coats! Russell and the mounted men are sent forward, plunge in to the river and scrambling out on the opposite side, gallop up. A moment's doubt if it be not a zulu ruse. But no, the morning breeze now brings across the frontier river the glad sound of a British cheer. We were NOT too late. There were 351 dead bodies found lying around the house, and between it and the hill; and sixty around and in the burning hospital, which they had succeeded in firing.'
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans