Vicky, Crown Princess of Prussia 1860
Princess Victoria, Princess Royal of Great Britain, Crown Princess of Prussia, later Empress of Prussia (1840-1901), eldest child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, taken in 1860. Vicky was a precocious and quick-witted child and her education was undertaken by her father, Prince Albert engendering an interest in politics and social reform. She married Crown Prince Friedrich ('Fritz') of Prussia in 1859 and was the mother of Kaiser Wilhelm II.
© Charlotte Zeepvat/ILN/Mary Evans Picture Library
Prison reformer Elizabeth Fry visits women at Newgate
Elizabeth Fry (1780-1845) on a visit to Newgate Prison, London. In 1817, Fry and a group of like-minded, mostly Quaker, women formed the Ladies' Association for the Reformation of the Female Prisoners in Newgate which, amongst other activities, provided daily visits and Bible readings for the inmates.
© Mary Evans / Peter Higginbotham Collection
General Election Promo postcard for Sydney Hoffnung Goldsmid
The reverse of a promo postcard from January 1910 General Election for Sydney Hoffnung Goldsmid, Conservative candidate for Camberwell North who failed to defeat the incumbent Thomas James Macnamara (Liberal). The card text encourages voters to support the vote for Tariff Reform and quotes Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour (Conservative Leader of the Opposition) stating "The Taxation on the necessities of life shall not be increased." Date: 1910
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection