The Royal Gathering at Windsor
The Royal Gathering at Windsor, November 17th 1907.
The Princess Royal, Duke of Connaught, Queen of Norway, German Emperor, Princess of Wales, Princess Patricia, Prince of Wales, King of Spain, German Empress, Prince Arthur of Connaught, Queen Alexandra, Grand Duke Vladimir of Russia, Queen of Spain, Duchess of Connaught, Princess Victoria, Prince Johann of Saxony, Prince Olaf, King Edward, The Infanta Isabel of Spain, Princess Henry of Battenberg, Grand Duchess Vladimir, Queen of Portugal, Duchess DAosta, Princess Johann of Saxony.
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WW2, Rotterdam, The Netherlands - Scramble to get cigarettes
WW2, Rotterdam, The Netherlands - Scramble to pick up cigarettes thrown from a moving train carriage by returning British RAF personnel. The heart of Rotterdam was almost completely destroyed by the Luftwaffe and some 80, 000 civilians were made homeless. Date: circa 1944
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
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Twelve proverbial silhouettes
Twelve proverbial silhouettes given a literal depiction: the fat is in the fire, to have a finger in the pie, sending coals to Newcastle, one sows and another reaps, the last drop makes the cup overflow, to hit the nail on the head, an apple a day keeps the doctor away, tall oaks from little acorns grow, to lay up for a rainy day, early to bed early to rise, straws show which way the wind blows, a rolling stone gathers no moss
© H L Oakley / Mary Evans