First Lesson in the Goose Step
A small scrawny goose leading Germen troops, in a 'goose-stepping' lesson. Heath Robinson produced a large number of drawings for the Sketch during World War I, poking fun at the German army and showing a lighter side to war. The goose in the picture is similar to a small bird which regularly appeared as a kind of personal signature in Heath Robinson drawings during the early part of his career. Robinson was a regular contributor to the Sketch, the Bystander and other ILN titles during his lifetime. His weekly drawings featuring mind-boggling contraptions and designs were immensely popular. Please note: Credit must appear as Courtesy of the estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/ILN/Mary Evan"
© Courtesy of the estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/ILN/Mary Evans Picture Library
Graham and Withers butchers shop, Bromley, Kent
Arthur Graham and Albert William Withers, butchers shop, 80 College Road, Bromley, Kent -- an amazing array of meat and poultry, with shop owners and assistants standing ready to serve. The partnership was dissolved in 1936 and Withers continued to run the business.
© Mary Evans / Pharcide
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Jolly Gentleman heads home for Christmas with goodies
There's a good time coming. Jolly Gentleman heads home for Christmas bearing a wide variety of festive goodies, including a goose, presents, holly and ivy, mistletoe and a bottle of something strong! The small inset illustration at the top shows his arrival and the excitement this causes amongst the younger generation. Date: 1908
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection