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1929 Gallery

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Choose from 875 pictures in our 1929 collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

Reids Palace Hotel advertisement Featured Print

Reids Palace Hotel advertisement

Reid's Palace Hotel in Madeira, boasting happy sunny days, no rain, no dust...unequalled private sea-bathing, afternoon and evening open air dances, children's seawater pool, 100 bathing cabins, extensive shady gardens, four tennis courts, picturesque scenery and excellent roads

© Mary Evans Picture Library 2015 -

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In the cocktail bar at Ciros Grill Featured Print

In the cocktail bar at Ciros Grill

Well-known personalities of the day caricatured by George Whitelaw in the cocktail bar at Ciro's Grill, one of the premier nightspots in London in the early part of the 20th century. On the left, two stage favourites, Leslie Henson and Ernest Truex, busy exchanging yarns; in the centre, General Nevile Campbell, C.M.G., and Sir William Bull, Bart., M.P., the Chairman of the London Unionist M.P.s, and a protagonist of the Channel Tunnel, discussing the menu with Jelmini (presumably the manager or mae d'). On the right is a glimpse of Nick Prinsep, brother of Tony Prinsep the well-known theatrical manager, and Anita Elson, who was playing in Lucky Girl at the London Pavilion at the time. Behind the bar, the two dispensers of Ciro's special aperitifs are seen shaking up a new one. Date: 1929

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

Czech Republic - Sokol Rally in Prague 1929 Featured Print

Czech Republic - Sokol Rally in Prague 1929

A rally to promoting public exercise as a way to stimulate national self importance (through organised gymnastic and athletic demonstrations - usually mass-participation). Sokol was founded on the philosophy that a physically fit, mentally alert and culturally developed people can make a nation strong. The word "sokol" translates to falcon and is symbolic of the Sokol ideals: Courage, Strength, Endurance, Fraternalism, Love of democratic principles, and Pride in country. Miroslav Tyrs (1832 -1884) (depicted in the centre) was a key exponent of this approach and is duly being honoured by the ranks of passing Sokol participants. Tyrs believed that a nation must be physically fit, morally on a high plane and intelligent in order to secure independence and retain it. Elevated to Doctor of Philosophy at Charles University and a member of the Education Staff of Rieger's Encyclopedia, Tyrs formulated his Sokol plan, creating an entirely new gymnastic terminology. The next twenty years of his life were devoted to Sokol. He was the first Physical Director, editor of the Sokol paper and creator of calisthenics and exercises, placing the whole system on a firm scientific basis. Between the First and Second World Wars the organisation grew to have a million members. The Sokol programmes were organised to have mass appeal across all strata of Czech society and across all age grous."

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