Emperor Nero watches Rome burn, whilst playing his Lyre
Roman Emperor Nero watches Rome burn from the Tower of Maecenas on the Esquiline Hill, whilst singing and playing the lyre. Painting by Henryk Sienkiewicz (1846-1916). Polish Artist Date: 64 AD
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
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Asprey Christmas presents, 1926
Colour advertisement for Asprey of Bond Street displaying a wide variety of Christmas present ideas, including an attache case, a shagreen cigarette box, leather handbag, crocodile handbag pochette, a poker chip stand, race companion, pocket watch, clock, combined vanity and cigarette case and a shagreen hair brush with ivory comb.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Baseball in a Field
A game of baseball in an open field, spectators round the perimeter : a formally dressed umpire watches as the pitcher makes his run-up from the centre of the diamond.
© Mary Evans Picture Library
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