Murraygate, Dundee - Celebration of the Jute Industry
Murraygate, Dundee - Celebration of the Jute Industry - this, along with its other major industries gave Dundee its epithet as the city of "jute, jam and journalism". Jute is a long, soft, shiny vegetable fibre that can be spun into coarse, strong threads. During the British Raj in the 19th and early 20th centuries, much of the raw jute fibre of Bengal was carried off to the United Kingdom, where it was then processed in mills concentrated in Dundee. Date: circa 1907
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
The case against the top hat
A page from The Tatler, dated 20th November 1901, featuring an article entitled "The Case Against the Top Hat", by the Scottish MP Lord Ronald Sutherland-Gower. The article argues the top hat, as well as being uncomfortable and a nuisance when entering hansom cabs, also causes baldness and even insanity.
© ? Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Caricature of F C Burnand, newly appointed Punch editor
Caricature of Francis Cowley Burnand (1836-1917), newly appointed Punch editor. He was also a comic writer and playwright. Seen here as Mr Punch himself, enjoying a nice bowl of punch.
© Terry Parker / Mary Evans Picture Library
1880, 1880s, Alfred, Appointed, Bottle, Bottles, Bowl, Bryan, Burnand, Cap, Caricature, Comic, Cowley, Drink, Editor, Enjoying, Entracte, Feather, Francis, Glass, Humour, Jokes, Journalism, Journalist, Ladle, Magazine, Media, Mr, Newly, Pen, Playwright, Press, Punch, Puns, Quill, Smiling, Steam, Victorian, Writer