Cartoon, The New Dance Mistress, WW1
Cartoon, The New Dance Mistress, showing an Austro-Hungarian or German officer in eastern costume introducing a plump German woman, Fraulein Gans (Miss Goose), to a plump Turkish man sitting on cushions. She would be happy to teach the goose step to the women in his harem. A comment on Turkey joining the Central Powers in the early stages of the war. Date: 1915
© Mary Evans Picture Library
A large Bude light in Trafalgar Square. Invented by Sir Goldsworthy Gurney and patented in 1839, the light worked by introducing oxygen gas into the middle of a standard oil lamp flame. The unburned carbon in the oil flame burned incredibly brightly and an intense, white light was produced from the weak, yellow flame of the oil lamp. A single Bude light was used to light Gurney's castle (in Bude, Cornwall) using a set of prisms and reflectors.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans