R.N.M.D.S.F Station at St. Anthony, Newfoundland
The Doctor and Nurses in Winter Costume at the Royal Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen Station at St. Anthony, Newfoundland. St. Anthony's most influential historic figure is Dr. Wilfred Grenfell. Born in 1865, Grenfell entered the London Hospital Medical School in 1883. While in London, Grenfell heard the American evangelist Dwight L. Moody - this event inspired him to a life of Christian charity. A memb er of the Royal National Mission To Deep Sea Fishermen, Grenfell was sent to investigate the conditions of fishermen in the Labrador region in 1892. He was said to be the first doctor to reach the region. He would later establish a string of hospitals, cooperatives and schools for people in remote Newfoundland and Labrador towns. He chose Red Bay as the headquarters of the Grenfell Mission in 1900.
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
Tommy gun practice. Tony Troiano, Arthur Cook Brian Darch
Photograph: Tommy gun practice. Tony Troiano, Arthur Cook Brian Darch. Shows three men standing on a tank, one of them firing a gun and two others standing behind. From a photograph album containing 189 photographs compiled by Maj Wilfred Herbert James Sale, MC, 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), 1943. Photographs are portraits and scenes of interest associated with 7th Armoured Division in Africa. With captions from a separate index volume. Associated with World War Two, North Africa (1940-1943). Date: 1943
© The National Army Museum / Mary Evans Picture Library
Elegance at the Embassy Club by Mundo, 1929
An impression by Mundo of the dance floor at the Embassy Club at supper-time with a number of well-known people. On the left of the dance floor is Sir Francis Oppenheimer dancing with a partner in a green dress, next to them, and slightly in the foreground, are Mr Alfredo Pena Unzne and Lady Ashley, whilst the Hon. Wilfred Egerton is seen in the background. Immediately behind the table are Mr and Mrs Augustin Edwards, with the smiling lawn tennis star, Jean Borotra, dancing with a partner in white a little to the right and next to the monocle Sir Cecil Beck and Lady Beck. M. and Mme. Dubonnet (better known as Mrs Nash of "the best-dressed woman in the world" fame) are the next couple, and on the right are Mr Arturo Rubinstein and partner next to the presiding genius, Luigi. At the table Mrs Jack Williams and Mrs Godfrey Miller sit at supper with Mr Lionel Mander, the picture being completed by the presence of no less a celebrity than Jackson, the Club's black cat.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans