Man riding on a steam rocket
The Flight of Intellect. A comic image of a thin man riding on a steam rocket, with his top hat flying off behind him. Portrait of Mr Golightly experimenting on Mess Quick & Speed's new patent high pressure Steam Riding Rocket.
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Holding up the R101
A member of the WAAC - the Women's Army Auxiliary Corp - holds up the R101 Airship, riding at her home mast at Cardington, Bedford. R101 was a British rigid airship completed in 1929 as part of the Imperial Airship Scheme. After initial flights and two enlargements to the lifting volume, it crashed on October 5, 1930, in France, during its maiden overseas voyage, killing 48 people. Amongst airship accidents of the 1930s, the loss of life surpassed the Hindenburg disaster of 1937, and was second only to that of the USS Akron crash of 1933. The demise of R101 effectively ended British employment of rigid airships
© Mary Evans Picture Library/TOM GILLMOR
Another Derby Derby?
Caricatures of well known personalities of the turf caricatured by Mel before the Epsom Derby of 1928. Clockwise from top left - Sir Abe Bailey, owner of Advocate, Lord Dewar, owner of Sunny Trace, the champion jockey Gordon Richards in Lord Glanely's colours, Old Kate, Lord Lonsdale, the trainer Stanley Wootton, W. Jarvis, manager of the royal stables, Major Fetherstonhaugh, the Aga Khan, Lord Astor, the jockeys Joe Childs, Brownie Carslake and M. Beary, Solly Joel and his trainer, Walter Earl. Date: 1928
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans