Victorian Cyclists and Motorists on a Snowy Road
Illustration showing the scene on a British road in the winter, circa 1899. In the foreground cyclists, two on a tandem, can be seen. Behind them, a typical motor car of the period, with it's passengers wrapped up against the cold. In the background can be seen a motor driven van and a bicycle, with four riders. The original caption for this image, which was published in the Christmas Number, was a two verse poem entitled: 'Who Wants a motor-car?'.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Women WW1 Work 'Our Womanhood'
A tribute to the women who have filled jobs previously undertaken by men who have gone off to fight. The verse celebrates the way that women have responded to the call. 'Womanhood of homely Britain, High and humble o'er the Land, we would hail your grit and courage As you by the Empire stand. While our manhood are a-fighting, And have had to leave our shore, you've resolved to fill their places While the cannons loudly roar.' Illustrated with a photograph of a munition worker. Date: circa 1917
© The March of the Women Collection/Mary Evans Picture Library
Christmas and New Year card in the shape of a shell
Christmas and New Year card in the shape of a shell (open), with a seasonal verse and a seascape with crescent moon. (2 of 2) Date: circa 1890s
© The David Pearson Collection/Mary Evans Picture Library
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