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1953 Collection

Background image1953 Collection: Queen Elizabeth II by Pietro Annigoni in the ILN

Queen Elizabeth II by Pietro Annigoni in the ILN
Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom and Head of the Commonwealth (born 1926), by Pietro Annigoni 1953. The caption below the image is: ELIZABETH II

Background image1953 Collection: Daily Sketch Coronation Number 1953 Queen Elizabeth II

Daily Sketch Coronation Number 1953 Queen Elizabeth II
Front cover of The Daily Sketch Coronation Number featuring a portrait of the new monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. Date: 1953

Background image1953 Collection: Riley car advertisement, 1953

Riley car advertisement, 1953
Advertisement for Riley Motors showing a family driving in one of their saloon cars along a very remote and rather scary looking road. Date: 1953

Background image1953 Collection: Hillary and Tensing Bhutia conquering Everest

Hillary and Tensing Bhutia conquering Everest
Front cover of The Illustrated London News showing Sir Edmund Hillary together with Sherpa Tensing Bhutia reaching the summit of Mount Everest on May 29 1953

Background image1953 Collection: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (born 1920), pictured in uniform at Admiral of the Fleet. Date: 1953

Background image1953 Collection: Harvey Nichols advertisement, 1953

Harvey Nichols advertisement, 1953
Two friends, wearing extremely similar check cotton dresses in Horrockses fabric, share a joke. Date: 1953

Background image1953 Collection: Prestatyn Holiday Camp, for a real seaside holiday

Prestatyn Holiday Camp, for a real seaside holiday
Cover illustration for Prestatyn Holiday Camp, for a real seaside holiday, showing a couple in swimwear, holding hands and gazing at one another

Background image1953 Collection: Edmund Hillary & Tensing

Edmund Hillary & Tensing
Sir Edmund Hillary with Tenzing Norgay after their successful attempt to scale Mount Everest in Nepal on 29th May 1953. The legendary mountaineer died in January 2008

Background image1953 Collection: Advert / Verdi Opera 1953

Advert / Verdi Opera 1953
Verdi Festival at Verona, in the course of which we shall watch performances of Aida, Il Trovatore and La Forza del Destino

Background image1953 Collection: Goodwood by Emmwood

Goodwood by Emmwood
A montage of exciting scenes from Goodwood, including mechanics working on racing cars, portraits of motoring aces, Mike Hawthorn, Tony Rolt

Background image1953 Collection: Django Reinhardt / Postcd

Django Reinhardt / Postcd
DJANGO REINHARDT (JEAN-BAPTISTE) French jazz guitarist, born in Belgium of gypsy parentage

Background image1953 Collection: Dewars advertisement

Dewars advertisement
This advertisement for Dewars " White Label" Scotch whiskey encourages viewers to celebrate the Coronation with " the finest drink in the world"

Background image1953 Collection: Hastings View

Hastings View
A general view of Hastings, Sussex, with the Old Town in the foreground. Date: 1953

Background image1953 Collection: Crowns of Britain

Crowns of Britain
The numerous crowns of Britain, used through a thousand years. The Imperial State Crown is shown at the top of the page and the final, crown at bottom right, is St

Background image1953 Collection: Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, 1953

Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, 1953
General view of the State Procession down the Nave led by H. M. The Queen, flanked by her Maids of Honour after the Coronation ceremony in Westminster Abbey on June 2nd 1953. 1953

Background image1953 Collection: The Blue Butterfly by Muriel Dawson

The Blue Butterfly by Muriel Dawson -- a little girl and her dog walk by the sea. Date: 1953

Background image1953 Collection: Land Rover advertisement, 1953

Land Rover advertisement, 1953
Advertisement for Land Rover, Britains most versatile vehicle. Date: 1953

Background image1953 Collection: Coronation procession at Oxford Circus, 1953

Coronation procession at Oxford Circus, 1953
The colour and pageantry of the Coronation procession - detachments of the Foot Guards marching along Oxford Street into Oxford Circus showing the vast crowds lining the decorated route. Date: 1953

Background image1953 Collection: Queen Elizabeth II is crowned

Queen Elizabeth II is crowned
The moment during the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II where the Archbishop of Canterbury places St Edwards crown on the Queens head. Date: 1953

Background image1953 Collection: Canvey Island Flooded

Canvey Island Flooded
An aerial photograph taken over South Benfleet, looking in a south-westerly direction over Canvey Island: the desolation caused by floods

Background image1953 Collection: HRH Queen Elizabeth II - Trooping of the Colour

HRH Queen Elizabeth II - Trooping of the Colour
The Queen attending the Trooping of the Colour ceremony in her Coronation year, seen here riding to Horse Guards Parade on her official birthday to take the salute of the Brigade of Guards

Background image1953 Collection: Music cover, Thats Amore

Music cover, Thats Amore, words by Jack Brooks, music by Harry Warren. Showing Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis and Donna Reed on a golf course in the film The Caddy. 1953

Background image1953 Collection: Carrier deck of HMS Warrior aircraft carrier

Carrier deck of HMS Warrior aircraft carrier
View of the carrier deck of HMS Warrior (R31) aircraft carrier at Kure, Japan, with crew lined up and a Sea Fury plane. Date: 1953

Background image1953 Collection: Hillary and Tensing on Mount Everest

Hillary and Tensing on Mount Everest
Hillary and Tensing nearing the summit of Mount Everest. Date: 1953

Background image1953 Collection: Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, 1953

Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, 1953
Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen passing through Westminster Abbey wearing St Edwards crown and carrying the orb and sceptre. Date: 2nd June 1953

Background image1953 Collection: Spangles Coronation advertisement

Spangles Coronation advertisement
Lovely advertisement for Spangles fruit sweets - the sweet way to go gay - showing a crowd excitedly watching the Coronation and waving flags. Date: 1953

Background image1953 Collection: Coronation 1953, Queen Elizabeth II in golden State coach

Coronation 1953, Queen Elizabeth II in golden State coach
Queen Elizabeth II drives through Trafalgar Square in central London in the golden State coach on the way to Westminster Abbey for her Coronation on 2 June 1953. Date: 1953

Background image1953 Collection: Coronation 1953, the royal box at Ascot

Coronation 1953, the royal box at Ascot
A scene of excitement in the royal box at Royal Ascot when the Queens colt, Choir Boy, won the Royal Hunt Cup on 17 June 1953, a fortnight after the Coronation

Background image1953 Collection: Coronation. Royal Marine Guard of Honour march past

Coronation. Royal Marine Guard of Honour march past
A contingent of The Royal Marines march into position as part of the Guard of Honour outside the west door of the Abbey. They will hold a position to the extreme right of the picture. 1953

Background image1953 Collection: The Queen arrives in Westminster Abbey (Coronation 1953)

The Queen arrives in Westminster Abbey (Coronation 1953)
Accompanied by the Bishops of Bath and Wells and Durham, Queen Elizabeth II moves up Westminster Abbey, passing the throne. Date: 1953

Background image1953 Collection: Lady Delamere in her Coronation outfit

Lady Delamere in her Coronation outfit
Lady Delamere (1906 - 1979), formerly Ruth Mary Clarisse Ashley (sister of Edwina Ashley, Countess Mountbatten) wearing one of the new robes for peeresses designed by Norman Hartnell for

Background image1953 Collection: Winter Circle by Vernon Ward

Winter Circle by Vernon Ward
Swans and ducks swim together in a pond, watched by gulls who stand in the snow

Background image1953 Collection: Compton and Edrich leave the Oval pitch, 1953

Compton and Edrich leave the Oval pitch, 1953
Photograph showing the two English batsman, Denis Compton and Bill Edrich, leaving the pitch at the Oval Cricket Ground, London, 19th August 1953

Background image1953 Collection: HARRODS 1953

HARRODS 1953
A large expensive car approaches the Knightsbridge store, which is now somewhat larger than the original grocers shop of 1849

Background image1953 Collection: Genealogical Table - Queen Elizabeth II

Genealogical Table - Queen Elizabeth II
A genealogical table or family tree showing Queen Elizabeth IIs descent from the Norman, Anglo-Saxon and Scottish Kings, and the Duke of Edinburghs descent from Harold, last of the Anglo-Saxon kings

Background image1953 Collection: Fashions for a Coronation Summer, 1953

Fashions for a Coronation Summer, 1953
A crease-resisting nylon tulle evening dress from Marshall and Snelgrove, one of a quartette of outfits showcased by the Tatler as being perfect for the Coronation summer of 1953

Background image1953 Collection: Brighton / Sea Front 1953

Brighton / Sea Front 1953
Holidaymakers enjoy the sunshine on the Promenade, Brighton, West Sussex. Date: 1953

Background image1953 Collection: Queen Mary, c. 1902

Queen Mary, c. 1902
Photographic portrait of Queen Mary, when Princess May of Teck (1867-1953), pictured c.1902. She married the Duke of York, who became King George V of Great Britain and North Ireland (1865-1936)

Background image1953 Collection: Jack Johnson and James Jeffries, 1910

Jack Johnson and James Jeffries, 1910
Photographic montage showing Jack Johnson (1878-1946)(left) and James J. Jeffries (1875-1953), the heavyweight boxers who fought for the World Championship in 1910

Background image1953 Collection: Flying Saucers Have Landed, book cover

Flying Saucers Have Landed, book cover
FLYING SAUCERS HAVE LANDED, a book by Desmond Leslie and George Adamski. In it, Adamski tells of his meeting with a Venusian in the Californian desert on 20 November 1952

Background image1953 Collection: The Tatler travel number front cover, 1953

The Tatler travel number front cover, 1953
Charming illustrated front cover of The Tatlers Travel number showing a number of well-known global landmarks with various intrepid travellers using a multitude of transport methods. Date: 1953

Background image1953 Collection: Decorations for the Coronation - Singapore

Decorations for the Coronation - Singapore
A simply outstanding set of street decorations in Singapore, set up to mark the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. Erected and funded by High Street Indian Merchants

Background image1953 Collection: A coat by Moorcott to drive a Triumph sports car

A coat by Moorcott to drive a Triumph sports car
A girl wearing a green and white Scottish tweed coat with deep raglan sleeves and slit pockets designed by Moorcot, sits in a Triumph 2 litre sports model capable of well over 100 mph! Date: 1953

Background image1953 Collection: Whiskey

Whiskey
Advertisement for Mackinlays Whiskey Date: 1953

Background image1953 Collection: Singer SM 1500 Roadster

Singer SM 1500 Roadster
Taking out the Singer SM 1500 Roadster for a spin on a very sunny day

Background image1953 Collection: September 1953 by David Wright

September 1953 by David Wright. Wright produced a series of over 160 illustrations or pin-ups for The Sketch during the 1940 s

Background image1953 Collection: July 1953 by David Wright

July 1953 by David Wright. Wright produced a series of over 160 illustrations or pin-ups for The Sketch during the 1940 s

Background image1953 Collection: Margaret Grace Bondfield

Margaret Grace Bondfield
MARGARET GRACE BONDFIELD English shopworker, socialist, entered politics, opposed World War One, rose to become Britains first woman cabinet minister. Photo circa 1824



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