Sketches of Cricket in India, 1890
A series of sketches by an English Cavalry Officer of a game of cricket played between an Indian College and British Officers, in India, 1890. The correspondent who sent in the account of this match wished to remain anonymous and gave little in the way of details about the match. Indeed the Indian College was given the pseudonym 'The Progress College of Arts and Sciences' and the location was not disclosed. The Illustrated London News editor who wrote the original caption said there was a 'touch of caricature' in their depiction of the Indian players, but hoped 'the joke would be taken in a good-humoured spirit, as it is meant'.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Lady Patricia Ramsay and her son
Lady Patricia Ramsay, formerly Princess Patricia of Connaught (1886-1974) with her son, Master Alexander Ramsay of Mar (1919-2000) around 1927. Lady Patricia chose to marry one of her father's ADCs, the Hon. Alexander Ramsay. When her father, the Duke of Connaught, eventually agreed to the marriage, the couple enjoyed the first Royal wedding to be celebrated in Westminster Abbey since the thirteenth century. Patricia gave up royal titles, but remained a member of the royal family, present on State and family occasions. She was a gifted artist.
© Charlotte Zeepvat/ILN/Mary Evans Picture Library
Suffragettes Pankhurst and Gawthorpe Rutland 1907
Christabel Pankhurst and Mary Gawthorpe in the Market Place, Uppingham, holding a meeting during the 1907 Rutland bye-election. The campaign saw Mary Gawthorpe the victim of 'dirty tricks' by supporters of the Liberal candidate, W.F Lyons. Sylvia Pankhurst later gave an account of an incident when Mary was struck on the head by a 'pot-egg' (a china dummy egg) and knocked unconscious. Youths were apparently paid by a 'wealthy Liberal supporter' to hurl sweets at suffragette speakers (see Votes for Women 6th August 1909) Polling was held on11th Juneand the Conservative was duly elected. Date: 1907
© The March of the Women Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library