Market Reports - English Country Squire carves the beef
Market Reports illustrated (Postcard series):
MEAT: "English beef was in fine condition."
This report on English beef (as a commodity traded on the Stock Exchange) is illustrated by a ruddy and rotund Eglish Country Squire taking great delight in the serving of probably the largest joint of beef you can imagine! Thankfully it does not appear it is all destined for his luncheon as there are other plates to be filled...!
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
The Not Forgotten Royal Tea Party, 1937
Cutting the cake for wounded soldiers at Buckingham Palace: Princess Margaret and Princess Elizabeth attend the Not Forgotten Tea Party at the Royal Riding School at Buckingham Palace, where the Queen provided the teas. Here, Princess Margaret brandishes a large knife over some iced cakes, which were served to hospitalised ex-Servicemen. Date: 1937
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Pesh-kabz and scabbard
Pesh-kabz and scabbard, nd. Blade has traces of watering. Hilt possibly of walrus ivory. Lanyard stanchion missing. Inscription on reverse of tang explains its history. Captured at Battle of Gujerat, 2nd Sikh War, (1848-1849). Inscribed on reverse of tang: This dagger was taken by the Scinde Horse from the chief in command of the Afghan Cavalry at the Battle of Goozerat and presented by Lt Malcolm and his brother officers to Col the Honbl Henry Dundas commanding the Bombay Division of the Punjab'. Date: 1848
© The National Army Museum / Mary Evans Picture Library