Sleeping Beauty ballet, reawakening scene
While the King and Queen sleep, Prince Charming, with the blessing of the Lilac Fairy, bends to kiss the Sleeping Princess and thereby awaken her. Illustration to a fairytale by Charles Perrault, first published 1697, and performed as a ballet in several versions, the most famous being set to music by Tchaikovsky, first performed in 1890.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
German World War One commemorative cup and saucer
'German World War One commemorative cup and saucer celebrating a Silver Wedding on the 5th March 1914. 'From your beloved son, Heinrich, Machine Gun Company of Infantry Regiment, '' Karl (7 Brig) No. 60, Weissenburg.' Lavishly decorated with pictures, flowers and grapes (some in relief), a family portrait and many dedications in German. Rough translations - 'I'm standing far away serving the Fatherland, therefore I cannot give you my hand today.' 'Wake up happy every morning. Drink your coffee without sorrow.' 'What we make today in Silver, we hope to give you in Gold. Commemorative Ware'
© David Cohen Fine Art/Mary Evans Picture Library
Two elderly widows discuss the catering at a wake
"Did you go to Smith's burying?" "Yes, I did, 'an a mighty measly affair it was. Tea and bread and butter! I've buried two 'usbands, but, thank goodness, I buried 'em both with seedy cake and 'am sandwiches." Date: 1900
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
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