Blanchard and Jeffries crossing English Channel
Jean-Pierre Blanchard and Dr John Jeffries crossing the English Channel by balloon. They left Dover, crossed the sea, and landed near Blanay, between Calais and Boulogne. It was the first aerial crossing of the English Channel. Pictured is the French coast at Calais, with jubilant spectators, ships and boats.
7 January 1785
© The Royal Aeronautical Society (National Aerospace Library)/Mary Evans
The Silhouette Art of H. L. Oakley
Inside page of a promotional leaflet produced by the silhouette artist, Captain H. L. Oakley, who, as well as genre and portrait cuttings, carried out a lot of advertising work. The leaflet lists London Underground, Selfridges, Harrods, Cunard and L.N.E.R among his clients. Date: c.1930
© H L Oakley / Mary Evans
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Parry Thomas, motor racing driver, at the wheel of Babs
Parry Thomas, motor racing driver, at the wheel of Babs, half an hour before his fatal accident attempting another world speed record at Pendine, Carmarthenshire on 3 March 1928.
© Mary Evans Picture Library
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