The man who drank the bands champagne by H. M. Bateman
Illustration by H. M. Bateman showing a man in evening dress quaffing a glass of champagne watched by an astonished orchestra. Bateman (1887-1970) was a popular artist and regularly contributed to the Sketch, the Tatler and the Bystander. His efficient, bold style depicting social faux-pas was ground breaking for its time and his work is a brilliant reflection of the period.
© Estate of H M Bateman/ILN/Mary Evans Picture Library
Folding car / W H Robinson
The 'Collapso' folding car, to house your car overnight in the oddest of places such as sheds and wardrobes. Of course, when involved in a head on collision, the result can have painful consequences to it's inmates - a small price to pay for it's many unique advantages. Please note: Credit must appear as (c) Courtesy of the estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/Mary Evans Picture Library
© Courtesy of the estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/Mary Evans Picture Library
Map at the Berlin Air Safety Centre, during the Berlin Airli
Photograph showing a large wall map of Berlin and its air corridors, in the Berlin Air Safety Centre, during the airlift of 1948. This centre was used to co-ordinate air movements between the four powers occupying Berlin (USA, Great Britain, USSR, France) to ensure to efficient and safe transit of airplanes. Between April 1948 and May 1949 Stalin, leader of the USSR, imposed a land blockade on supplies from Western Europe to West Berlin. In response the British and American governments organised an enormous airlift to supply food and other essentials to the 2.5 million inhabitants of West Berlin. After a year Stalin conceded defeat and lifted the land blockade.
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