Labour Party election posters and television speakers
Labour Party election posters and speakers for Labour's series of five short television programmes in the run-up to the General Election of 8th October 1959 (which the Conservatives won). Poster slogans include Stop H-Bomb Poison Now, and Smash the Tory Swindle. Speakers include leader Hugh Gaitskell, treasurer Aneurin Bevan, Barbara Castle and Harold Wilson.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
The Famous Astaires by Nerman
Caricature of brother and sister dance act, Fred and Adele Astaire by Nerman during the time of their successful run in Stop Flirting at various London theatres during the mid 1920s. Adele retired from dancing in 1932 when she married Lord Charles Cavendish, second son of the 9th Duke of Devonshire, while Fred carried on towards Hollywood stardom with his new dance partner, Ginger Rogers.
© Mary Evans Picture Library
Alcock and Brown - Aviators
British aviators John Alcock (1892 - 1919) and Arthur Whitten Brown (1886 1948) made the first non-stop transatlantic flight in June 1919. They flew a modified World War I Vickers Vimy bomber from St. John's, Newfoundland to Clifden, Ireland.
© Mary Evans Picture Library/Onslow Auctions Limited
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