Buying A House by H M Bateman
Buying A House by H M Bateman is an illustration on the dangers of buying a house. The couple dance in the big rooms and run up and down the stairs and buy impulsively. The sub-title "They WOULD have it!" tells the true story. After moving in the roof leaks, the gas smells, the chimney is blocked and the boiler explodes. Much money and work is needed to mend, as is shown in the last scene.
© Estate of H M Bateman/ILN/Mary Evans Picture Library
Photograph showing the upheaval of earth and debris as a land-mine explodes. A frequent characteristic of siege warfare, the landmine could destroy huge section of trenches - and their occupants - in seconds
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
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