WOMEN voted in parliamentary elections for the first time on this corresponding Saturday a century ago. The General Election of 14 December 1918 was the culmination of a 50-year struggle to win the vote – a campaign remembered today by streets in Perth and Dundee named after the militant suffragette Ethel Moorhead.
I’m of a certain vintage musically – old enough to play vinyl, tapes, CDs and, to show off, by turning on a blue and cream plastic Decca wall-mounted radio from the sixties.
THE STAR lot in Lyon & Turnbull’s art sale in the capital on Thursday is (for me, anyway) John Duncan Fergusson’s Seated Nude, a small bronze sculpture depicting a woman almost as if she were in a trance, seated with her head facing intently forwards.
Book Week Scotland, the great annual celebration of reading, continues across the country today and tomorrow.
As your Saturday breakfast is comfortably consigned, one of the greatest sales ever held is continuing à toute vitesse at the Drouot auction house in Paris.
Remember the famous Cottingley Fairies? They were among the most remarkable images of the 20th century – photographs of two girls with fairies in a Yorkshire garden, produced in 1917 as a practical joke.
Dundee whaling ships were the choice of the A-list of explorers – not only Captain Scott, but also Shackleton, Nansen, Amundsen, Peary, Mawson and Byrd.
Swann Auction Galleries of New York stage on Thursday one of the finest sales of rare and important travel posters seen for many years. Trains, planes, automobiles and ocean liners will be represented with posters by accomplished artists and designers.
It is not unknown for small salerooms to err on the cautious side in estimating lots, which then fly when bidding begins.
A curiosity of the horological world is the early “flat”, or horizontal, clock.