Malta - Lacemaking
Lacemaking in Malta during WWI. Malta was not on the front line of World War I (unlike World War II) but did participate in many ways nevertheless. Malta was known as the Nurse of the Mediterranean due to its role of caring for wounded soldiers (British, Australian and other Allied) from Turkey & Greece. To begin with it was a rest and rehabilitation station but quickly progressed into caring and treating the worst wounds soldiers and sailors were receiving especially after the horrific disaster of the Gallipoli landings during the Dardanelles Campaign. Date: circa 1917
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
Balloon ascent from the Tuileries Gardens, Paris
Balloon ascent of Charles and Robert from the Tuileries Gardens, Paris, the first voyage made in a hydrogen balloon. After sending off a trial hydrogen balloon, Charles designed, and the brothers Robert built, a full-size man-carrier, the fabric of which was made imporous by the Roberts method of rubberising the cloth. This was the first modern type balloon.
1 December 1783
© The Royal Aeronautical Society (National Aerospace Library)/Mary Evans
Advert for Courtaulds Rayons 1936
The miracle of Rayons'. Rayon is what you used to call artifical silk. Its name was changed because it isn't silk and it isn't artificial. It is beautiful thread. . . a miracle of science, manufacturing marvel. And, far from that being an imitation of anything, rayon has set a new standard of quality in luxury wear, a new standard of duraability, and an altogether new standard of value.
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