Orleans, France - The 500th Anniversary - Joan of Arc
Orleans, France - The President of France (Joseph Athanase Gaston) Paul Doumer (1857-1932) and his principal Ministers lead a parade to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of Jeane D'Arc hearing the voices which led her on her path to iconic status. In 1426, when the 100 years war was in its 90th year, French farm girl Joan began hearing the voices of three saints, instructing her to lead the French forces. Having made an uncannily prophesy, Joan was granted an audience with the Dauphin, Charles. To test her, he disguised himself, but she instantly picked him out. This was accepted as proof of her divine inspiration, and, in spite of her age and gender, she was put at the head of the French army. Date: 1926
Vietnam - Hue - Investiture feast/festival of King Bao Dai
Investiture feast/festival of King Bao Dai - formal hearing before the Thai Hoa Palace, (The Palace of Supreme Peace) at Hue, Vietnam. Bao Dai ("keeper of greatness") (19131997) - the 13th and last emperor of the Nguyen dynasty, the last dynasty of Vietnam. From 1926 to 1945, he was King of Hue under French protection. Date: 1926
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A childs bathtime. By A. E. Bestall
Child (hearing knock at the door): If you come in, Uncle, you must excuse me being all pink!' A bathtime scene depicting a mother bathing her young daughter. Alfred Bestall (1892-1986) is best-known as the artist who drew Rupert Bear for thirty years. Previous to this, Bestall produced more than forty colour illustrations for The Tatler as well as countless humorous line drawings and cartoon sketches.
© Estate of Alfred Bestall/ILN/Mary Evans Picture Library