WW1 - Whales mistaken for submarines
The bodies of hundreds of whales, sharks, and other large fish, mistaken for submarines in the zealous hunt for German raiders, now lie strewn along the Atlantic coast, testifying to the deadly accuracy of Allied gun-fire. Date: 1918
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
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Apology to Greek Orthodox priest alleged to have eaten wife!
An apology in The Graphic which had, in January 1928, run a story claiming that a Greek Orthodox priest had pickled and eaten his wife after she had fallen down some stairs and broken her neck. The Graphic were later informed the story was untrue and the portrait was of a much-respected deacon on the Secretariat of the Orthodox Archbishop of Athens'. See picture number for the original story. The Graphic claimed they had received, "totally incorrect information with the accompanying picture from a well-known photographic news agency."
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Ridiculous Scottish Comic Postcard
A quite utterly ridiculous Scottish Comic Postcard, where a couple are hoodwinked into believing that the actions of a (not very) nearby donkey are actually the amorous advances of their partner! The tickling of the gentleman's whiskers on Jane's face are courtesy of Dobbin's tail and the loving words whispered into Sandy's ear are the braying of the aforementioned mule... Date: 1909
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection