Imperial sledge or sleigh used at a party in Vienna, 1815
Imperial sledge or sleigh used by the Emperors of Austria and Russia at a sledge party in Vienna, January 1815. Phaeton carriage with elaborate gilt work upholstered in gold and green velvet. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Rudolph Ackermann's Repository of Arts, London, 1816
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Veranda of the Wembley Stadium Club (greyhound racing)
The veranda of the new Wembley Stadium club, the latest resort of the elite who are interested in the newest sport in England, greyhound racing'. The construction was carried out by Sir Owen Williams, the architecture by Maxwell Ayrton and the design by George Sheringham. The fashionable and luxurious interiors, featuring stylised greyhound decoration on chairs and planters, are an indication of the popularity of greyhound racing among smart society when introduced in the UK in the mid-1920s.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Advert for State Express Cigarettes 1912
An Inspiration - an advertisement for State Express Cigarettes, showing a very smart dapper young gent wooing his beloved, inspired in the confidence and knowledge his style and sophistication of appearance is providing, aided and abetted of course by the obligatory State Express Cigarette gently smoking from the corner of his mouth in the late evening air...
© Mary Evans Picture Library