Maverick Life

In pictures: Long forgotten worlds

By Maverick Life Editors 4 April 2020

14th June 1935: Navy troops rehearsing for the Woolwich Tatto. They are to parade as wooden soldiers who fall over as the finale of the show. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

While the world is in lockdown, here is an incomplete yet beautiful gallery of images from the Getty archive.

27th February 1919: A woman wearing a flu mask during the flu epidemic which followed the First World War. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
18th October 1933: A policeman supervises a driver as he obeys a sign reading ‘Dip Your Feet’ at Cockernach Farm, Barkway, Hertfordshire. The bucket of disinfectant has been placed there in an attempt to contain the spread of an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease. (Photo by R. Wesley/Fox Photos/Getty Images)
A man preparing ‘Anti-flu’ spray for buses of the London General Omnibus Co, London, 2nd March 1920. (Photo by H. F. Davis/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
28th August 1930: A zoo keeper gives a penguin a shower from a watering can. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)
4th September 1933: A cat being lowered in a basket. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)
18th September 1936: A horse sharing tea and cakes as a waiter looks on at a gymkhana in Surbiton. (Photo by Reg Speller/Fox Photos/Getty Images)
12th June 1979: An unusual aircraft the, Gossamer Albatross flying past a Sealink cross channel ferry boat. The pedal powered ‘plane’ is piloted by American racing cyclist Bryan Allen and designed by Dr Paul McReady.It was ‘flown’ from near Folkestone to France to be the first such aircraft to fly the channel. (Photo by Mike Moore/Evening Standard/Getty Images)
July 1975: Firemen from Hemel Hempstead, London, adding the finishing touches to a seductive female Nessie, intended to lure the Loch Ness Monster from his Scottish depths. The beautiful beast is 30ft long, 14ft high and 10ft wide and is made from oil drums and paper mache. She has an amplified mating call, can puff smoke through her nostrils, and carries a hidden camera to record the momentous meeting. The project is in aid of the Fire Service Benevolent Fund. (Photo by Ian Tyas/Keystone Features/Getty Images)
English comedian Eric Sykes (1923 – 2012, left) reviving the ‘mass shaving machine’, a nineteenth century invention, which can shave a dozen men at the same time, on an untransmitted pilot show for a proposed television series called ‘Brainwaves’, 28th October 1960. The series, in which unusual inventions from the 19th century were recreated, was never broadcast. (Photo by Ken Howard/BIPs/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Allied officers standing on chairs and tables to see into the Hall of Mirrors where the Peace Treaty of Versailles is being signed. (Photo by Henry Guttmann Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
A police officer kissing a young woman, who is wearing an overcoat, during the New Year celebrations in Trafalgar Square, London, England, 1st January 1985. (Photo by Dunsmore/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Thank you to Kim McCarthy from Gallo Images for her generous help in the production of this image selection.

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