The Kinecar by William Heath Robinson
Double page illustration by William Heath Robinson (1872-1944) showing a well-equipped omnibus transporting passengers while they watch a film. The caption reads, a luxurious vehicle fitted with many devices for the comfort of passengers returning home on a winter's evening, an interesting (and true) forecast for the future of travel. Robinson was a regular contributor to the Sketch, the Bystander and other ILN titles during his lifetime. His weekly drawings featuring mind-boggling contraptions and designs were immensely popular. Please note: Credit must appear as Courtesy of the estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/ILN/Mary Evan"
© Courtesy of the estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/ILN/Mary Evans Picture Library
Cuba - First Pan American Airways service
Cuba - The First Pan American Airways (PAN-AM) service between Key West, United States and Havana, Cuba in October 1927. Pan American Airways was founded by Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney. The aircraft pictured here is the General New - a Fokker trimotor with Wright Whirlwind J5 motors and able to carry eight (8) passengers, pilot and flight mechanic. As the card states, A Round Trip Saves Two Business Days'. Date: 1927
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
View of the luxurious reading room onboard the Titanic
A view of one of the many luxurious interior features of the Titanic; the reading and writing room. First class passengers travelled in style onboard the Titanic, having free use of the gym, the Parisian caf and the swimming pool. Built by the shipyard Harland and Wolff for White Star Lines, the liner was almost identical to her sister ship, Olympic and was a rival to Cunard's Lusitania and Mauretania'. On her maiden voyage across the Atlantic, the Titanic struck an iceberg on 15th April 1912 and sank with the loss of 1503 lives"
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans