The Kinecar by William Heath Robinson
Double page illustration by William Heath Robinson (1872-1944) showing a well-equipped omnibus transporting passengers while they watch a film. The caption reads,'a luxurious vehicle fitted with many devices for the comfort of passengers returning home on a winter's evening', an interesting (and true) forecast for the future of travel. Robinson was a regular contributor to the Sketch, the Bystander and other ILN titles during his lifetime. His weekly drawings featuring mind-boggling contraptions and designs were immensely popular. 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
George Grossmith - Comedian, writer, composer, actor, singer
George Grossmith (1847-1912) - English comedian, writer, composer, actor and singer. Grossmith wrote (in collaboration with his brother Weedon), the 1892 comic novel The Diary of a Nobody. Date: circa 1905
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
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Mr E Wilson with a 'Pettigrew Wing Type' Ornithopter Sus?
Mr E Wilson with a 'Pettigrew Wing Type' Ornithopter Suspended from a Specially Erected Scaffold Launch Tower, Caption Reads: Attempts Were Made with & Against the Wind with the Apparatus Held Perfectly Horizontal'' Date: 1905
© aviation-images.com / Mary Evans Picture Library
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