Market Reports - English Country Squire carves the beef
'Market Reports' illustrated (Postcard series):
MEAT: "English beef was in fine condition."
This report on English beef (as a commodity traded on the Stock Exchange) is illustrated by a ruddy and rotund Eglish Country Squire taking great delight in the serving of probably the largest joint of beef you can imagine! Thankfully it does not appear it is all destined for his luncheon as there are other plates to be filled...!
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
Caricature of A W Pinero, John Hare and W H Kendal
Caricature of A W Pinero (left, 1855-1934), John Hare (centre, 1844-1921) and William Hunter Kendal (right, 1843-1917), toasting the success of Pinero's play, The Squire, at St James's Theatre, London. The controversy over its plot being based on Thomas Hardy's novel, Far From the Madding Crowd, helped to boost ticket sales.
© Terry Parker / Mary Evans Picture Library
Christmas Feasting in reign of Henry VIII
A Christmas banquet in the 16th century during the reign of King Henry VIII. The servers carry huge napkins over their shoulders and are marshalled in by the deputy steward. The carving squire kneels to do homage to the host, opposite whom, on the table is a silver ship model. On the table in the right foreground is the salt - an elegant vessel of gold. Date: 24 November 1930
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans