Surf riding at Muizenburg on the Cape Coast
A contrast to the grey days at home: surf-riding at Muizenburg, the Queen of Cape Coast Watering Places. A universal summer pastime of the South African coastal resorts, surf-riding. The scene is at Muizenburg, in the Cape Peninsula, usually considered to be the Queen of Cape coast watering polaces. Surfing is a thrilling and healthy exercise which has to be tried to be appreciated.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
A young woman prepares to take a putt whilst out playing golf with a female companion. A small boy stands behind acting as caddie for the day, looking away in to the distance. Illustrating an article entitled 'Useful Pastimes For Health and Pleasure': 'It affords plenty of good exercise, fresh air, sufficient excitement and enough calmativeness to cause you to forget every worldly worry'.
© Mary Evans Picture Library
Two Shoeshine boys fighting over a potential customer
Two Shoeshine boys fighting over a potential customer - humorous images used as a promotional tool for Blecao - the blurb for which reads as follows: "For solid teeth to replace your baby teeth, ask your mom for a BLECAO Bledine-based reconstitution breakfast." Date: circa 1907
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
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