Off with the Old, On with the New by David Wright
Off with the Old, On with the New by David Wright, showing a model taking off her uniform. Wright produced a series of over 160 illustrations or pin-ups for The Sketch during the 1940's. David Wright's Lovelies proved hugely popular and adorned practically every military mess, bunker, dormitory or club room in the country during World War II.
30th April 1941
© Estate of David Wright/ILN/Mary Evans Picture Library
Bonzos Latest: This Weeks Studdy
Famous dog, just after he had finally been christened with the name Bonzo'. He appears with a swollen eye after fighting with a wasp. George Ernest Studdy (1878-1948), was the creator of Bonzo, a small dog with saucer-like eyes and indiscriminate breeding who first appeared in the Sketch in 1922. The Bonzo craze swept the world resulting in postcards, annuals, toys and other merchandise. Studdy also produced a large body of work for the Sketch before and after Bonzo including his later creation, Ooloo the cat. His early cartoon dogs were simply known as the Studdy Dog until readers demanded a name and Bruce Ingram, the ILN editor, suggested his immortal moniker. Credit should read: Estate of George Studdy/Gresham Marketing Ltd./ILN/Mary Evan"
© Estate of George Studdy/Gresham Marketing Ltd./ILN/Mary Evans
Tomando Mate - Argentina
Gaucho taking mate in Argentina. Tomando mate or "taking mate, " is a cultural practice, which refers literally to drinking a semi-bitter herbal infusion of crushed yerba mate leaves in hot water. One takes mate by putting the loose, crushed leaves in a mate gourd, pouring hot water (about 2 ounces at a time) over the leaves, and using a bombilla, or a metal straw with a strainer on the end to separate the water from the leaves, to drink the beverage. Few Argentines like tomando mate alone, however. This is an intensely social activity, and one person holds the thermos, pours new water into the gourd and passes it to each person in turn
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection