November 1951 by David Wright
November 1951 by David Wright, showing a woman posed on the telephone. Wright produced a series of over 160 illustrations or 'pin-ups' for 'The Sketch' during the 1940's. David Wright's 'Lovelies' proved hugely popular and adorned practically every military mess, bunker, dormitory or club room in the country during World War II. He later created a series for Men Only in the 1950's of which this is one.
© Estate of David Wright/ILN/Mary Evans Picture Library
Karl Marx monument, Moscow, Russia
The Karl Marx monument in Teatralnaya Square, Moscow, Russia, around the time of its unveiling in 1961. It was carved on the spot from a 200 ton block of granite. The inscription on the front reads "Workers of the world, unite!" The Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev speaks into an array of microphones, flanked by other politicians.
© Mary Evans / Marx Memorial Library
David Lloyd-George (1863-1945) speaking in Rochdale, 1923
Photograph of David Lloyd-George, 1st Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor, the Welsh Liberal statesman, addressing a large crowd at Rochdale during the election campaign of 1923. Forgetting he was using a microphone to address the people of Rochdale (previously represented by Richard Cobden), Lloyd-George asked 'aside' to a supporter 'Was Cobden a Lancashire man?'. The microphone picked up the 'aside', causing a great deal of laughter in the crowd.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans