Strong Cheese repels diner and waiter
One of the 'Market Reports' illustrated postcard series.
Cheese: "Supply much stronger, but very little demand."
This commodities phrasiology is illustrated by a waiter struggling to cope with the fragrance of a ripe old blue cheese (stilton?), which has already defeated this would-be diner!
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
Wintry Weather and British Railways
Wintry weather and British Railways: some causes of the delays; and measures taken to prevent them. A detailed diagrammatic illustration showing various reasons why trains may be delayed during wintry weather, such as ice, snow and bad visibility and the systems in place that help prevent such delays.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Patient in Bed 29 Quex Park VAD Hospital
Photograph of a patient (name unkown) in Bed 29 in 'C' Ward at Quex Park VAD Hospital during the First World War. The man has suffered a severe wound to his right hand or arm, which is heavily bandaged and resting on a pillow. A table close by the bed has things he needs close at hand - including a Red Cross mug or cup, cigarettes and matches. Some clothing is piled on a chair; a towel is hanging over the bed head. A medical record sheet is hanging from the foot of the bed. Beside him can be seen one of the display cases in the room, which was (and still is) a gallery of the Powell-Cotton Museum. Behind the bed screens protect the glass of a floor to ceiling case, built to house a natural history diorama. The Quex Park VAD Hospital opened on 15 October 1914 and closed on 31 January 1919. The hospital was run by Kent/178, the Birchington Detachment. The Commandant was Hannah Powell-Cotton (1881-1964), wife of Major Percy HG Powell-Cotton (1866-1940) of Quex Park, founder of the Powell-Cotton Museum. Date: circa 1916
© The Powell-Cotton Museum Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library