Cartoon, Mr Pettitt, The Spider's Web
Cartoon, Mr Pettitt takes the Spider's Web to a better Pitch. A satirical comment on Henry Alfred Pettitt (1848-1893), British actor and dramatist, with a reference to the title of one of his plays, in production at the Olympic Theatre.
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Amiens, France - La Prefecture and La Rue de Metz-Leveque
Attractive card with two inset views of Amiens, Picardy, France - La Prefecture and a view from La Rue de Metz-Leveque (looking west from the street along a narrow stream/canal off La Somme River - a view virtually unchanged to this day) - set on a green background with red blossoms and a spider's web. Date: circa 1908
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
Animals of Mount Everest, 1924
Illustration showing Mount Everest and the wildlife seen there in 1924. The highest permanent human habitation was at 17, 000 feet; the highest plant-life about 18, 000 feet; jumping spiders were the highest permanent inhabitent at 23, 000 feet; but choughs flew up to 26, 700 feet following the climbers.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans