The Scout magazine, Special Hobbies and Model-Making Number
Front cover of The Scout magazine, "The Only Weekly Official Organ of the Boy Scouts". As this particular issue is the Special Hobbies and Model-Making number, the front cover depicts two jolly boys, one in a Scout uniform flying toy planes which they have evidently knocked up out of wood with some whittling tools and glue. Other busy boys are seen indulging in wholesome activities - with a home made wireless sets, printing things and, of course, perusing a stamp album.
© Mary Evans Picture Library
Skull and Crossbones - Inverted
The Jolly Roger is the name given to any of various flags flown to identify a ship's crew as pirates. The flag most usually identified as the Jolly Roger today is the skull and crossbones, being a flag consisting of a skull above two long bones set in an x-mark arrangement. This design was used by four pirates, captains Edward England, John Taylor, Sam Bellamy and John Martel.Despite its appearance in popular culture, plain black flags were often employed by most pirates in the 17th-18th century. Historically, the flag was flown to frighten pirates' victims into surrendering without a fight, since it conveyed the message that the attackers were outlaws who would not consider themselves bound by the usual rules of engagement and might, therefore, slaughter those they defeated.
© Mary Evans Picture Library/TOM GILLMOR
The Humorist Cover 1939
A jolly cover by William Heath Robinson showing a couple on a motor cycle helping themselves, in transit, to a picnic hamper on the back of a car. Please note: Credit must appear as Courtesy of the estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/Lucinda Gosling/Mary Evan"
© Courtesy of the estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/Lucinda Gosling/Mary Evans
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