Horniman Museum - Forest Hill, London
Horniman Museum - Forest Hill, London. Opened in 1901, the architect for this interesting building in the Arts and Crafts style was Charles Harrison Townsend. The museum was founded by Victorian tea trader Frederick John Horniman and contained his collection of natural history, cultural artefacts and musical instruments.
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
Manufacture of felt hats. Hungary
Manufacture of felt hats, formerly widely used in Hungary. Reflects the regional differences, social and occupational. Ethnographic Museum. Budapest, Hungary.
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Belgian Patients & VAD Staff, B Ward, Quex Park
Belgian Patients & VAD Staff, B Ward, Quex Park.This ward was situated in the first gallery of the Museum, built in 1896, The Gallery housed a diorama (right hand side of photograph, covered by a screen), natural history and ethnography displays. Fifteen beds were used in this room. Beyond the archway is C Ward in the second gallery which was added in the early 1900s. The two VAD members in the photograph are members of the Birchington Detachment Kent/178. The right hand one is Mrs Mary E Holmes, Lady Superintendant. The Quex Park VAD Hospital opened on 15 October 1914 and closed on 31 January 1919. The hospital was run by Kent/178, the Birchington Detachment. The Commandant was Hannah Powell-Cotton (1881-1964), wife of Major Percy HG Powell-Cotton (1866-1940) of Quex Park, founder of the Powell-Cotton Museum. Date: 1914
© The Powell-Cotton Museum Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library