Puss at the Play - Tragedy and Comedy
A group of cats in a box at the theatre. Wain's rendering of cats in human situations and poses gained him widespread popularity around the turn of the 20th century. Sadly his growing obsession with cats turned to insanity and he died penniless in a mental asylum in 1939.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
1887, Box, Cats, Group, Historical, History, Humans, Illustration, Louis, Play, Puss, Rendering, Theatre, Tragedy, Wain, Wains
Strip tease card game - Prudie suit - Sour-puss
Strip tease card game - Prudie suit - Sour-puss. A game which features characters involved in performing (and subsequently prosecuting and defending) a striptease. The complex rules allow for two variants of the game, providing for prosecution of the person (or theatre) presenting the striptease.
© Mary Evans Picture Library
C J Jimmy Melrose the Australian pilot
C.J. Jimmy Melrose the Australian pilot of de Havilland DH80 Puss Moth, VH-UQO, My Hildegarde, in the MacRobertson England to Australia race of October 1934. He is seen here getting directions from a London policeman after his arrival at Croydon from Darwin. Date:
© The Royal Aeronautical Society (National Aerospace Library)/Mary Evans Picture Library
1934, Aeroplane, Aeroplanes, Aircraft, Airplane, Airplanes, Australia, Australian, De, Dh80, England, Havilland, Hildegarde, Jimmy, Macrobertson, Melrose, Moth, October, Pilot, Plane, Planes, Puss, Race, Transport, Uqo, Vh