Sleeping Beauty ballet, reawakening scene
While the King and Queen sleep, Prince Charming, with the blessing of the Lilac Fairy, bends to kiss the Sleeping Princess and thereby awaken her. Illustration to a fairytale by Charles Perrault, first published 1697, and performed as a ballet in several versions, the most famous being set to music by Tchaikovsky, first performed in 1890.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Union Workhouse and Staff, Weymouth, Dorset
The porter and uniformed female staff stand at the entrance to the Weymouth Union workhouse, erected in 1836 on Wyke Road, Weymouth, Dorset. The building later became Portway Hospital but has now been converted to residential use. Much of the building to the left is covered in ivy.
© Mary Evans / Peter Higginbotham Collection
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Rankoth Vehera Stupa - Sri Lanka
Rankoth (Rankot) Vehera (Golden Pinnacle) Stupa, is the 4th largest stupa in Sri Lanka. Built by King Nissanka Malla (1187-1196), it is 55 metres in height 185 metres in circumference.
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
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