The Hay crop from Sutton's Grass Seeds
A promotional postcard for Sutton's Seeds, Reading - showing women harvesting the hay crop, grown from Sutton's Grass seeds. The reverse of the card has a printed message of thanks to whomsoever made the order of their produce, signed 'The Royal Seed Establishment, Reading'.
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
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Paris fashions for November, 1864
A selection of dresses designed for the winter of 1864. From left, 'The manteau marchesa' made from cloth and velvet, trimmed with a silk border. The bonnet is of green silk, with rich lace surmounted by roses and feathers. 'The manteau hongrois', made from velvet pile cloth and a satin cording bordering the sleeves. Worn with a bonnet of white taffeta pique with feathers on one side covered by velvet ribbons. The evening dress is a grey silk robe with a flounce of three colours. The bonnet is a green trimmed with a large feather and a roll of black lace.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Village Scene - Ivory Coast - 1940s
Village Scene - Ivory Coast - 1940s - French West Africa was a federation of eight French colonial territories in Africa: Mauritania, Senegal, French Sudan, French Guinea, Ivory Coast, Upper Volta, Dahomey and Niger. The capital of the federation was Dakar. The federation existed from 1895 until 1960. The houses are raised on stilts (pile dwellings) to protect from flooding. This is also obviously a coastal or riverside community as there are large fishing nets drying on poles close to the houses. Pile dwellings can still be found in the Ivory Coast in places such as Ebrie Lagoon. Date: 1947