Cottage of Alfred Wallis, St Ives, Cornwall
View of the cottage of Alfred Wallis (1855-1942), primitive artist, mariner, fisherman and marine stores dealer, at Back Road West, not far from Porthmeor Beach and the Tate Gallery, in the centre of St Ives, Cornwall. Wallis took up painting late in life, in 1922 after his wife died. The cottage has now been modernised and is a popular venue for holiday letting.
© Mary Evans Picture Library/ANDREW BESLEY
Kicking the bucket to keep alive and well! 1914
Interestingly this artical was published on April fools day in 'The Sketch', 1914, you can come to your own conclusions! Latest primitive life-saving device invented by a German engineer, Herr Heinrich. Water-tight canvas with gloves suit, air entering through a tube at the top of the head with porthole to see out. Man or woman using the device stands in a bucket which is filled with water and keeps the occupant upright. Sufficient food and drink can be taken aboard to last for a very considerable while; and signals and a revolver can be carried to attract help. Attached to the body are ropes to which two or three people can hold to keep them afloat.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Group of native actors, Sierra Leone, West Africa
Group of native actors in costume for a Mendi play, Sierra Leone, West Africa. Date: circa 1920
© Mary Evans / Pharcide
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