Piltdown man reconstructed
The Piltdown man sketched by A. Forestier after Professor Keith's reconstruction, and an inset showing an alterative reconstruction after Dr. A. Smith Woodward. The discovery, made by Charles Dawson in a gravel deposit near Piltdown Common, of part of a jaw and a portion of the skull, aroused great interest. Presumed to be the remains of the oldest known inhabitant of Europe, the Piltdown man was thought to be the 'missing link', until it was found to be an elaborate hoax in the early 1950s.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
The Trew Origin of Trousers by W. Heath Robinson
The First Blush - or the Dawn of the sense of propriety. Heath Robinson imagines that trousers were invented when decency dictated that the legs of Stonehenge be covered up to spare the blushes of the ladies.
© Courtesy of the estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/Mary Evans Picture Library
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The Castlerigg Stone Circle, Keswick
The Druid's Circle - Keswick, Cumbria - The Castlerigg Stone Circle - one of the most visually impressive prehistoric stone monuments in the United Kingdom. The circle has views across to Skiddaw, Blencathra and Lonscale Fell. Date: circa 1904
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
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