Summer Sales Quickly Reached by Underground; by Mary Koop, 1925 ... but in other ways they were endearingly realistic, and are just as relevant today as they would have been when originally published. This 1925 poster shows a throng of summer sales shoppers more plausibly preparing to protect themselves from a sudden shower than an arid heat wave. Picture: London Transport Museum
In 1989, a killer dumped the body of twenty-year-old Lucie Martin into a picturesque lake in the West of France. Fourteen years later, during a summer heat wave, a drought exposed her remains - bleached bones amid the scorched mud and slime. No one was ever convicted of her murder.