American Cub Scouts
A group of American cub scouts sit around a table doing art and craft activities with their den mother or Akela. In American Cub Scouting, the boys meet in small groups called "dens", guided by a "den mother" who is assisted by a Boy Scout as "den chief".
© The Scout Association / Mary Evans
Fancy Meeting You by George Ranstead
Humorous illustration by George Ranstead, an amateur artist of the Great War who served in the Army Pay Corps, depicting a rascally little boy wriggling through a fence after stealing apples, only to find the gap guided by a large police officer. Ranstead was one of many soldiers of WWI who took up drawing as a hobby. His subjects range from wartime humour to pictures of pretty girls and are clearly influenced by images in the illustrated magazines of the period.
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
Lady Violet Brassey's sons, Cyril and Gerard
Delightful portrait of Cyril and Gerard Brassey, dressed in outfits typical of Edwardian upper class children. The older boy is in a wool jacket, similar to a Norfolk style jacket wiith matching waistcoat and breeches while the younger boy is wearing a very fanciful costume, consisting of side-buttoning tunic with flounced collar and cuffs worn with old style buckled shoes - very much in the Little Lord Fauntleroy style. Gerard, the younger one, was a 2nd Lieutenant in the Coldstream Guards and was killed in action on the 27th August 1918. Date: 1903
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans