The Enthusiastic Bootblack by H M Bateman
The Enthusiastic Bootblack by H M Bateman, starts with an innocent scenario, a man needs his shoes polished, but the Bootblack on the street is an earnest and hardworking type. He takes so long polishing the boot that the man becomes frustrated and tries to pull his foot from the stand. The Bootblack does not let go and the man grabs hold of an omnibus to extract himself, pulling the polishing man with him until his boot comes off and the Bootblack carries on polishing as he lay in the street. Date: 1920
© Estate of H M Bateman/ILN/Mary Evans Picture Library
Polo At Biarritz by Edmund Blampied
Our Artist's impression of the new polo ground at Beyris, half-way between Biarritz and Bayonne, which was opened last year by the King of Spain. The polo season at Biarritz starts in August, the summer season continuing to between the middle of September and, at the lastest, the middle of October. Blampied (1886-1966) drew countless illustrations for the ILN magazines. As well as scenes of typical London life for The Illustrated London News, he produced a number of colour pictures for The Bystander featuring the glamorous and privileged classes at fashionable resorts around the world.
© Estate of Edmund Blampied/ILN/Mary Evans
Passenger liner of the Cunard Line which starts the first regular transatlantic mail service ; in 1849 she is sold to Germany and ends her career sunk as a target ship.
© Mary Evans Picture Library
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