Apres la Guerre No. 3 - WWI postcard by George Ranstead
Humorous postcard drawn by amateur soldier artist of the Great War, George Ranstead, who, in a series of illustrations suggesting what life might be like at the end of the war, shows a man peering intently at the rare sight of a lump of sugar, held in a strong room and protected by policemen - a wry look at the impact of rationing during the war.
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
View of the luxurious reading room onboard the Titanic
A view of one of the many luxurious interior features of the Titanic; the reading and writing room. First class passengers travelled in style onboard the Titanic, having free use of the gym, the Parisian caf and the swimming pool. Built by the shipyard Harland and Wolff for White Star Lines, the liner was almost identical to her sister ship, Olympic and was a rival to Cunard's Lusitania and Mauretania'. On her maiden voyage across the Atlantic, the Titanic struck an iceberg on 15th April 1912 and sank with the loss of 1503 lives"
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
LCC-LFB Kensington fire station, SW London
Located in Old Court Place near Kensington Church Street, Kensington fire station retained a horse drawn turntable ladder until 1921 when it was finally replaced by a motorised version. It was the Brigade's last remaining horse drawn fire engine. Seen here is the appliance room, with the horses waiting in their stalls and the fire engines in readiness for the next call. In the corner is the station watchroom with a fireman sitting at the desk
© London Fire Brigade / Mary Evans Picture Library