Heath Robinson Bedroom 4 of 4
Heath Robinson Does Away with Servants - Patent Applied for by "The Sketch" in the Bedroom. A bedroom, which is a typically Heath Robinson design, with a system of pulleys, levers and machinery allowing multiple tasks to be carried out with the least effort. Mother, Father and baby all in separate beds, yet still able to fetch the morning mail, newspaper, telephone, pour tea (kept hot from the gas lamp), select a dressing gown, slippers, and even a cigarette from a spring loaded box, and no need for servants. Even the pendulum of the clock serves as a handy baby rocker. Please note: Credit must appear as Courtesy of the Estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/ILN/Mary Evan"
© Courtesy of the estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/ILN/Mary Evans Picture Library
War Women in the guise of men, WW1
A page of various photographs showing women taking on traditionally male roles during the First World War. As well as working as recruiters and munitions workers, there is also a lady barber, a Slav doctor, a Serb countess in masculine uniform as well as two examples of fashionable headwear - the helmet hat and the Napoleon hat - with strong military overtones. Date: 1915
© Mary Evans Picture Library
The prudent Swiss put their criminals to good use by making them perform socially useful tasks such as cleaning the streets. Bells on their caps deter escape attempts.
© Mary Evans Picture Library/GROSVENOR PRINTS
1812, Attempts, Caps, Cleaning, Convicts, Criminals, Deter, Escape, Good, Historical, History, L Aw, Making, Perform, Prudent, Punishment, Put, Socially, Street, Streets, Swiss, Tasks