Manneken Pis Postcard Album - A Duel
A duel - three street urchins help their friend to mimic the statue! Manneken Pis (Dutch for little pee man'), also known in French as the petit Julien, is a very famous Brussels landmark. It is a small bronze fountain sculpture depicting a naked little boy urinating into the fountain's basin. This fold-out postcard album contains humourous sketches relating to the statue and individuals reactions on viewing it!
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
Caricature of Henry Labouchere, politician and writer
Caricature of Henry Du Pre Labouchere (1831-1912), English politician, writer, publisher and theatre owner. A commentary on a libel case between Henry Labouchere, the proprietor and editor of Truth magazine, and Edward Levy-Lawson of the Daily Telegraph. "Does Mr. Pottinger, or any other sane person, believe that Mr. Labouchere would have risked his life by fighting a duel?"
© Terry Parker / Mary Evans Picture Library
Saluting the Vanquished Foe, WW1 in the air by C Clark
A German monoplane, forced to descend with the British lines on the Western front. The plane was forced to alight owing to the tactics of the British aviators in the neighbourhood where the aerial duel was fought; the enemy machine was completely outmanoeuvred by the British during combat, and was gradually beaten down to earth. The Germans can be seen getting out of their plane and being approached by the successful airman who salutes his foe. In comparison to the war on the ground, aerial combat followed an unwritten code of chivalry and enemy airmen were treated with respect. Date: 1916
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans