David Lloyd-George (1863-1945) speaking in Rochdale, 1923
Photograph of David Lloyd-George, 1st Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor, the Welsh Liberal statesman, addressing a large crowd at Rochdale during the election campaign of 1923. Forgetting he was using a microphone to address the people of Rochdale (previously represented by Richard Cobden), Lloyd-George asked 'aside' to a supporter 'Was Cobden a Lancashire man?'. The microphone picked up the 'aside', causing a great deal of laughter in the crowd.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
The Moods of Ginger Mick
'The Moods of Ginger Mick by C. J. Dennis, published by Angus & Robertson Ltd., Sydney, Australia. Includes a photograph of C. J. Dennis and friends. Annotated 'the property of Ltn. (Cptn.) Leslie H. (Hamilton) Smith, 8th Bty., 3rd Brig., 1st Aus. Div., 3rd Army. A present from J. G. Roberts' dated 20th October 1916. Also annotated 'picked up in a German dug-out near Bullecourt by Sgt, G, E, Attwood, 2nd London Regt. Royal Fusiliers, 56th Div.' Also, a press cutting dated 20th October 1916 and two printed caricatures of J. G. Roberts, one of them by David Low. C. J. Dennis, (1876-1938). 'The Moods Of Ginger Mick' Was Written During The Early Years Of World War One When Australian Nationalism Was At Its Peak. In Addition To Two Overseas Editions, 'Ginger Mick', As This Book Is Commonly Called, Sold Over 70, 000 Copies In Its First Four Years. A Special 'Pocket Version For The Troops' Was Reprinted Four Times.'
© David Cohen Fine Art/Mary Evans Picture Library
The Golliwogg's Bicycle Club - Fallen buns collected
Fallen buns collected and scared participants comforted. The book charts Golliwogg's adventures with his dutch peg doll friends Peggy, Weg, Meg, Sarah Jane and the dinky little Midget. This is the 2nd title in a 13-book series of Golliwogg books written by mother Bertha and illustrated by daughter Florence. The tale revolved around their travels around the globe on homemade bicycles (and the disasters that befall them!). These books gave the origination of the term golliwogg, now seen as highly un-PC and socially-unacceptable for reasons of supposed racial stereotyping and changing political attitudes, despite the innocent intent of the original creation, set in a time of wildly different social 'norms'. Date: 1896
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection