Boasting actor submits acting claim to Sir Henry Irving
Tradgedian (disappointed) - "You should see me play 'amlet, Irvin! Why, I could act 'is bloomin' 'ead off!" Sir Henry Irving looks less than impressed with this claim by a jobbing actor rather fond (seemingly) of the odd glass! Date: 1895
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
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The Battle of Ulundi. Inside the square
Scene of battle from the British position, inside the square repulsing the Zulus. British casualities were light, but the Zulus were decimated by the use of Gatling guns and the Martini-Henry. The Battle took place on 4th July 1879. Melton Prior, the ILN artist who drew the original sketches was so impressed with Zulu bravery he swore he had seen nothing like it.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Scene from Shakespeare's Othello
A scene from Shakespeare's tragedy, Othello, in which Othello impresses Desdemona and her father with his eventful life story. She is so impressed, she marries him, but it all ends in tears.
© Mary Evans Picture Library
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