The Banner Cross Murder
View near Darnall, the scene of the escape and recapture of the prisoner, Charles Peace. Charles Peace was an infamous cat burglar and murderer who managed to evade arrest for an astonishing twenty years. Over this period, Peace killed two policemen and the husband of a Mrs Dyson, with whom he had once had an affair. He was arrested for the attempted murder of a policeman, for which he gave a false name, but was recognised charged for all his crimes. With a last bid for freedom, Peace tried to escape by jumping from a train, but he was caught and sentenced to death.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Chinese Theatrical Troupe
A stunning, completely hand-painted, original postcard of three members of a traditional Chinese Theatrical troupe, complete with staging (curtains and chairs) and fine elaborate costumes (note the AMAZING false beard). Date: circa 1901
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
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Womens hairstyles 1864
Selection of the latest styles of arranging the hair as adopted in Paris, and as practised by the leading Parisian hair-dressers. Using false additions to sufficient quantity of the hair to enable them to adopt any of these styles. Woman in the centre, bride's head-dress, with parting behind the ears, divided the hair into three equal parts, with the two lower ones make the full twist and with the upper one a small Greek bandeau which advances on the forehead. Back of the hair is arranged with a large bow or loop, ornamented with an oval wreath of orange blossoms and tuberoses.
© Mary Evans Picture Library