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1924 Collection

Background image1924 Collection: Colonel Norton, at 28, 000 ft, on Everest, 1924

Colonel Norton, at 28, 000 ft, on Everest, 1924
Photograph showing Colonel Edward Felix Norton (1884-1954) climbing Everest, at a height of about 28, 000 feet, 1924. This photograph was taken by Theodore Howard Somervell (1890-1975)

Background image1924 Collection: Le Mans Poster

Le Mans Poster
A poster for the 1924 24-hour maotor race at Le Mans, France, billed as the Gran Prix D Endurance. Held on the 14 and 15th June

Background image1924 Collection: Olympic 400m race finish 1924, Eric Liddell

Olympic 400m race finish 1924, Eric Liddell
End of the 400 metres final at the 1924 Paris Olympics, showing Scot, Eric Liddell, crossing the finish line first. Liddell was made famous in the film, Chariots of Fire. Date: 1924

Background image1924 Collection: Mallory and Irvine at the Second Step, Everest, 1924

Mallory and Irvine at the Second Step, Everest, 1924
Illustration showing an artists impression of George Leigh Mallory (top) and Andrew Irvine climbing up the Second Step on Everest, 1924

Background image1924 Collection: Defenders of the Empire - British Army, Navy and Airforce

Defenders of the Empire - British Army, Navy and Airforce with the King at the fore. Date: 1924

Background image1924 Collection: The Men of the 1924 Everest Expedition

The Men of the 1924 Everest Expedition
Photograph showing the 1924 Everest Expedition team in their camp. Those pictured are back row, left to right: Irvine, Mallory, Norton, Odell and MacDonald

Background image1924 Collection: The positions of the Everest Expedition, 1924

The positions of the Everest Expedition, 1924
Photograph showing Mount Everest, with the relative positions of Camp VI, and the furthest points reached by Norton and Somervell and Mallory and Irvine, 1924

Background image1924 Collection: Harold Abrahams wins 100m - 1924 Olympics

Harold Abrahams wins 100m - 1924 Olympics
Harold Maurice Abrahams, CBE, (18991978) - a British athlete of Jewish origin. He was champion in the 100 metres sprint at the 1924 Olympics in Paris (July 7th)

Background image1924 Collection: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, Russian statesman

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, Russian statesman
A photograph of Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov Lenin (1870 - 1924), Russian statesman and Communist leader, circa 1920

Background image1924 Collection: The Dolly Sisters, New York

The Dolly Sisters, New York
The Dolly Sisters in the Greenwich Village Follies, New York, 1924. Photograph by Alfred Cheney Johnston 1924

Background image1924 Collection: Poster advertising the British Empire Exhibition 1924

Poster advertising the British Empire Exhibition 1924
Poster advertising the British Empire Exhibition, held at Wembley between April and October 1924... to serve as model for the mighty world

Background image1924 Collection: Lenin / Anon Photo / Trotsky

Lenin / Anon Photo / Trotsky
VLADIMIR ILICH ULYANOV LENIN Russian statesman; addressing the Red Army with Trotski on the steps

Background image1924 Collection: Everest 1924 Group

Everest 1924 Group
1924 EVEREST EXPEDITION Colonel Norton, the leader (3rd from left) between Irving (L) and Mallory (R) the two climbers who died near the summit

Background image1924 Collection: Listowel Monorail

Listowel Monorail
The Lartigue monorail linking Listowel and Ballybunion is the worlds first commercially viable monorail, operating till 1924. It will be partly reconstructed in 2003

Background image1924 Collection: Chelsea Arts Ball - Noel Coward and Ivor Novello

Chelsea Arts Ball - Noel Coward and Ivor Novello
A group at the Annual Chelsea Arts Club Ball, held at the Royal Albert Hall every New Years Eve. Back row from left, Mr Frank Verner Leveson, Mrs Calthrop, Ivor Novello, Miss Gladys Cooper

Background image1924 Collection: New Zealand All Blacks rugby team

New Zealand All Blacks rugby team
A team photograph of the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team, the first to visit the UK for 19 years

Background image1924 Collection: Theatre Crowd in Shaftesbury Avenue, London

Theatre Crowd in Shaftesbury Avenue, London
The early winter and Christmas season in London - a theatre crowd pouring out into Shaftesbury Avenue. The scene is outside the Lyric Theatre, looking towards the Globe, the Queen s

Background image1924 Collection: Life / Saint Patricks Day 1924

Life / Saint Patricks Day 1924
Two Irish men in tradition costume beat a drum carried between them as they march along on Saint Patricks Day

Background image1924 Collection: Mahjong

Mahjong
Pa & Ma Jongg playing Mah- jongg

Background image1924 Collection: Agatha Christie (1924)

Agatha Christie (1924)
AGATHA CHRISTIE writer, holding a Rhodesian carving

Background image1924 Collection: Lincoln Cathedral 1924

Lincoln Cathedral 1924
Lincoln Cathedral, Lincolnshire

Background image1924 Collection: Winter Frolic by Arthur Rackham

Winter Frolic by Arthur Rackham. 1924

Background image1924 Collection: In a Theatre Box

In a Theatre Box
In a box at the Opera Comique, Paris, their evening dresses by Molyneux (2), Beer and Premet can hardly be seen : but when the interval comes, things will be different

Background image1924 Collection: Defenders of the Empire - British Military Might

Defenders of the Empire - British Military Might
Defenders of the Empire - an allegory: King Edward VII stands surrounded by his loyal and devoted military. Image produced by Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd

Background image1924 Collection: Fabric design, Art Gout Beaute, 1924

Fabric design, Art Gout Beaute, 1924
Fabric design for Moroccan crepe in a multicoloured, Middle Eastern style, Art Gout Beaute, 1924. 1924

Background image1924 Collection: Bathing Beauty 1924

Bathing Beauty 1924
The last pose of summer: a slim woman in her swimsuit on a diving board, while others watch from a raft

Background image1924 Collection: Eric Liddell celebrating his Olympic win at Edinburgh Univer

Eric Liddell celebrating his Olympic win at Edinburgh Univer
Eric Liddell, the 400m gold medallist at the 1924 Paris Olympic Games, crowned and chaired at Edinburgh University where he had studied science

Background image1924 Collection: Tooting Bec Asylum, Surrey

Tooting Bec Asylum, Surrey
A woman pushes a pram at the entrance to the Tooting Bec Asylum at Tooting Graveney, erected in 1899-1903 by the Metropolitan Asylums Board

Background image1924 Collection: Mount Everest Expedition 1924

Mount Everest Expedition 1924
Mount Everest Expedition, 1924. Led by General The Hon. C. B. Bruce C.B. A view of Mount Everest from the Base Camp in the Rongbuk Valley, Tibet. Sent (and signed on front) by J. B. L

Background image1924 Collection: Asylum Lodge, Devizes, Wiltshire

Asylum Lodge, Devizes, Wiltshire
The entrance lodge to the County Lunatic Asylum at Devizes, Wiltshire opened in 1851. In 1924 it was renamed Wiltshire County Mental Hospital, then in 1948 renamed Roundway Hospital

Background image1924 Collection: The Sites of London, by William Heath Robinson

The Sites of London, by William Heath Robinson
Humorous designs for London fancy dress parties by William Heath Robinson. Please note: Credit must appear as Courtesy of the estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/ILN/Mary Evans

Background image1924 Collection: Sea view of Accra, Ghana, Gold Coast, West Africa

Sea view of Accra, Ghana, Gold Coast, West Africa
Sea view of Accra, from Government House, Ghana, Gold Coast, West Africa, with fishing canoes on the water in the distance. Date: circa 1924

Background image1924 Collection: African warrior at ngoma, Mombasa, Kenya, East Africa

African warrior at ngoma, Mombasa, Kenya, East Africa
African warrior at a ngoma (traditional music and dance festival) in Mombasa, Kenya, East Africa. 1924

Background image1924 Collection: Advertisement for Libertys new shops, London

Advertisement for Libertys new shops, London
An advertisement for Libertys new shops about to open in Argyll Place, off Regent Street, London. Liberty & Co have had the exterior and interior built in 16th century style

Background image1924 Collection: New Years Eve Party, Chelsea Arts Ball, 1923

New Years Eve Party, Chelsea Arts Ball, 1923
Photograph showing the revellers at the Chelsea Arts Ball, on New Years Eve, 1923. A monumental John Bull figure looks down on the party goers in their fancy dress costumes

Background image1924 Collection: Olympics / 1924 / Chamonix

Olympics / 1924 / Chamonix
Winter games at Chamonix: ski jumping, ice hockey and skating

Background image1924 Collection: Salisbury Cathedral 1924

Salisbury Cathedral 1924
Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire

Background image1924 Collection: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, Communist leader in disguise

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, Communist leader in disguise
A photograph of Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov Lenin (1870 - 1924), Communist leader in disguise, August 1917

Background image1924 Collection: The Man Who Lit His Cigar Before The Royal Toast - Bateman

The Man Who Lit His Cigar Before The Royal Toast - Bateman
The Man Who Lit His Cigar Before The Royal Toast - H M Bateman. This illustration shows an arrogant man who has defied etiquette by lighting his cigar before the correct course of dinner

Background image1924 Collection: London - Piccadilly Circus in the 1920s

London - Piccadilly Circus in the 1920s
London - Piccadilly Circus photographed in 1924. The Trocadero is showing Wanderer in the Wasteland - an American colour silent Western film directed by Irvin Willat and starring Jack Holt

Background image1924 Collection: The famous St Hilda Colliery Band

The famous St Hilda Colliery Band, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England - World Champions in 1912, 1920, 1921 and 1924. Date: 1924

Background image1924 Collection: Poster advertising the British Empire Exhibition

Poster advertising the British Empire Exhibition, held at Wembley between April and October 1924. With special instructions not to miss the Gold Coast section. 1924

Background image1924 Collection: The Cawston Ostrich Farm - South Pasadena, California

The Cawston Ostrich Farm - South Pasadena, California, USA. A large ostrich pulls a wheeled cart, containing an enthusiastic lady passenger! The boss of the farm in bowler hat stands proudly behind

Background image1924 Collection: Sir Edward Elgar

Sir Edward Elgar
Sir Edward William Elgar, 1st Baronet, OM, GCVO (1857-1934), English composer. He composed oratorios, chamber music, symphonies, instrumental concertos, and songs

Background image1924 Collection: The Flower Market Of The Madeleine by Blampied

The Flower Market Of The Madeleine by Blampied
An illustration by Edmund Blampied of a bustling flower market at the Place de la Madeleine in Paris. Blampied (1886-1966) drew countless illustrations for the ILN magazines

Background image1924 Collection: George Leigh Mallory (1886-1924)

George Leigh Mallory (1886-1924)
Photographic portrait of George Leigh Mallory, the British climber who took part in three expeditions to Everest in the 1920 s, pictured in 1924

Background image1924 Collection: The Girl who ordered a glass of milk at the Cafe Royal

The Girl who ordered a glass of milk at the Cafe Royal
Illustration by H. M. Bateman showing a blushing young woman regretting her decision to order a glass of milk in Londons fashionable Cafe Royal because of the laughter

Background image1924 Collection: Wurlitzer Saxophones

Wurlitzer Saxophones
Five saxophones from the Wurlitzer range



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