Poster, India's First Aerial Pageant
Poster, Captain C. D. Barnard presents India's First Aerial Pageant, with passenger flights in the famous monoplane Spider, parachute descents, daring acrobatics by famous pilots, and bombing displays. Showing three aircraft and a parachute above an airfield, with a circular photograph of Barnard in the cockpit.
© The Royal Aeronautical Society (National Aerospace Library)/Mary Evans
Cartoon, Thomas Thorne and David James
Cartoon, Thomas Thorne (right, 1841-1918), English actor and theatre manager, and David James (left, 1839-1893), English comic actor. They were founding managers of the Vaudeville Theatre, Strand, London. The spider in the upper corner is possibly a reference to the architect of the theatre building, C J Phipps.
© Terry Parker / Mary Evans Picture Library
Red howler monkey, Alouatta seniculus
Red howler monkey, Alouatta seniculus, and white-fronted spider monkey, Ateles belzebuth.. Handcolored copperplate stipple engraving from Frederic Cuvier's Dictionary of Natural Science: Mammals, Paris, France, 1816. Illustration by J. G. Pretre, engraved by Carnonkel, directed by Pierre Jean-Francois Turpin, and published by F.G. Levrault. Jean Gabriel Pretre (1780-1845) was painter of natural history at Empress Josephine's zoo and later became artist to the Museum of Natural History.
© Florilegius / Mary Evans