Welsh women road builders, South Wales
A group of twenty Welsh women road builders in Pembrokeshire, Dyfed, South Wales, holding their spades. They built the road to Hook in 1903-4 to facilitate transport to the colliery. They also worked at the colliery itself and gathered boughs which were used as pit props, for which they were paid ninepence per hundredweight "
© Mary Evans / Roger Worsley Archive
A simple device for removing a wart
Contrary to the title of this picture, a complicated and convoluted machine to help a sufferer remove a wart from his head. A series of pullies and wheels activated by a lever will eventually succeed in lowering the user with a jolt and successful removing the wart which is precarious tied with thread hanging from a hook above the head. Yikes. 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
Medieval weapons: Dull swords or kolben for the Kolbenturnier 302, pike 303, halberd 304, partisan 305, wooden battle hammer 306, iron battle hammer 307, lance with crooked spike 308, various swords 309-312, and daggers 313, 314. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Robert von Spalart's Historical Picture of the Costumes of the Principal People of Antiquity and of the Middle Ages, Chez Collignon, Metz, 1810. Date:
© Florilegius/Mary Evans