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Choose from 245 pictures in our Practical collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


Winter fashion, 1954 Featured Print

Winter fashion, 1954

Two women wearing warm, practical but stylish coats. On the left is a reversible coat of white wool and proofed black gaberdine by Ledux and on the right as snug, velvety wraparound coat of grey Embros lamb by Tescan. Once inside, the ladies discard their coats to reveal a scarlet sweater suit on the left by Rima and on the right, a Dior design by Rembrandt of a lightweight angora dress with crisp revers controlled by a single important button and a flurry of walk easy pleats at the centre back

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

The military review - the camp at Chobham Featured Print

The military review - the camp at Chobham

The military review - the camp at Chobham. The troops returning to their encampment after a field-day, 1853.Coloured tinted lithograph by Edmund Walker after Louis Haghe (1806-1885), published by Ackermann and Co, 8 Oct 1853.In addition to providing practical training for the Army, Chobham Camp was designed to be a military spectacle entailing splendid royal reviews. Lord Hardinge credited Prince Albert with the formation of the camp and the royal family visited it frequently. A number of marquees and small tents were erected on Magnet Hill, the camp Headquarters, which served as a banqueting hall and suite of apartments for the royal party and distinguished guests.Even before the camp was complete, it had become part of the social ?Season?, attracting crowds on their way to the Ascot Races. Once the regiments had arrived, Chobham drew large numbers of visitors who flocked to witness this exhibition of British military prowess with its glittering array of uniforms. In an attempt to profit from the huge popularity of Chobham Camp, a number of artists and printmakers produced pictorial souvenirs whilst The Illustrated London News published a diary of each day's events. Date: 1853

© The National Army Museum / Mary Evans Picture Library

The Dreadnought Hoax, report in The Sketch Featured Print

The Dreadnought Hoax, report in The Sketch

Page from The Sketch magazine reporting on the Dreadnought hoax. The incident was a joke played by a group led by Horace de Vere Cole, including the writer Virginia Stephen (Woolf, seen far left in the bottom picture) who dressed up as the Emperor of Abyssinia and his party, and turned up out of the blue to inspect the battleship Dreadnought'. The group were received with the usual courtesies accorded to distinguished visitors, and were shown over the vessel. The Dreadnought hoax was not the first time this group had played the joke. The top photograph shows the Abyssinian princes on an occasion when they visited the Mayor of Cambridge as the Sultan of Zanzibar and his suite. Date: 1910

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans