Coats for rainy weather, 1954
A couple of coats, suitable for wet and windy weather. On the left is a coat of lightweight pure woollen Venetian available in wine, cocoa, bottle or charcoal, with an up-to-minute lining of a scientifically treated material which insulates against the cold. By Asta from Harrods and Marshall & Snelgrove. On the right is a beautifully cut mackintosh with a swinging, cloak-like line and a silk moire finish and is reversible. Packable into a very small space. By Telemac and available at Bourne & Hollingworth.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
A Diller a Dollar, a Twelve O'clock Scholar
Nursery rhyme illustration -- A Diller a Dollar, a Twelve O'clock Scholar, what makes you come so soon? You used to come at ten o'clock, and now you come at noon. A little girl in a red dress, carrying her school satchel, is surrounded by fairies and falling leaves on an autumnal day.
© The Florence Mary Anderson Collection / Peter & Dawn Cope / Mary Evans
Wreck of the Idun, Southwold, by Reg Carter
Wreck of the Idun, Southwold, 17 January 1912, by Reg Carter (1886-1949), freelance commercial artist based in Southwold, Suffolk, where he had his studio in the High Street. The Idun was a three-masted Norwegian barque which was blown onto the sandbanks. The bright light in the sky is a line being fired by the coastguard's rocket crew, to try to haul the ship to shore. Sadly the ship could not be saved, but the crew were rescued. Date: 1912
© The Patricia Aubrey Collection / Mary Evans