A Fish Pontoon at Grimsby by Fortunio Matania
An illustration of what was described in the Sphere as 'one of the greatest fishing ports in the world.' In 1790 the population was less than 1, 000 and in 1907 it was 65, 000. In 1854 453 tons of fish were landed, and at the time of the picture, this number was frequently exceeded in a single day. The docks at Grimsby covered 100 acres.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
British Beach-Head Photograph Hailed as ?War?s Greatest?
Photograph: British Beach-Head Photograph Hailed as ?War?s Greatest? By U. S. Press. Photograph was taken by Sgt. Photographer of the British Army Film Unit, has been acclaimed by the American Press as ?The War?s Greatest pictures?. It shows British troops landing on the Normandy coast on June 6th. The picture was taken by Sgt J H Mapham, who was a staff photographer on the Leicester Mercury before the war. Shows British troops landing on a beach on the Normandy coast. Picture issued: June 1944. British Official Photograph No. B 5114. XC. War Office Photograph - Crown Copyright Reserved. One of 37 British Official photographs, nd. Mounted on card with original associated typescript captions. Covering aspects of the preparations for and liberation of North West Europe, 1944-1945, including D-Day, 1944, and the Rhine Crossings, 1945. Date: 1944
© The National Army Museum / Mary Evans Picture Library
Memorial postcard to Sir Henry Irving
Memorial postcard to Sir Henry Irving (1838-1905), featuring a portrait of the famed Actor ('England's Greatest' !) as well as his birthplace, the village of Keinton Mandeville in Somerset and where he now rests at Westminster Abbey, London Date: 1905
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
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