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1956 Collection

Background image1956 Collection: Monaco Grand Prix Poster - 1956

Monaco Grand Prix Poster - 1956
Monaco Grand Prix Poster - 13th May 1956. The race was won by Stirling Moss in a Maserati. 1956

Background image1956 Collection: Stories of the Old Testament by Pauline Baynes

Stories of the Old Testament by Pauline Baynes
Twenty seven different stories from the Old Testament symbolised in one illustration by Pauline Baynes. How many can you spot? Key to characters and stories is on page 34 of Holly Leaves

Background image1956 Collection: Poster advertising Aegean cruises

Poster advertising Aegean cruises around the Greek islands, including Skiathos, Delos, Skyros, Milos and Mykonos

Background image1956 Collection: Cunard Line poster

Cunard Line poster -- The largest passenger fleet on the Atlantic. Showing the fleet of ships, led by the Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Mary, together with a key, November 1956. Date: 1956

Background image1956 Collection: Polish poster for a film, The Warsaw Mermaid

Polish poster for a film, The Warsaw Mermaid, directed by Tadeusz Makarczynski, based on a local legend. 1956

Background image1956 Collection: Tatler front cover 1956

Tatler front cover 1956
Front cover design in a typical 1950s style for The Tatler Early Spring Number. A woman wearing a voluminous checked blouse has a moment to herself while surrounded by lilac blossom

Background image1956 Collection: The Queen reviews the Grenadier Guards

The Queen reviews the Grenadier Guards
At the tercentenary parade of the Grenadier Guards at Windsor, the Queen turns to speak to Colonel Sir Thomas Butler, Lieutenant-Colonel of the Regiment. Date: 1956

Background image1956 Collection: Physical education, netball

Physical education, netball
Four girls playing netball, one tall girl takes a shot, the others await the rebound. Did she score?...we ll never know

Background image1956 Collection: Advertisement for a book about flying saucers

Advertisement for a book about flying saucers
An advertisement for a book by Gray Barker, They Knew Too Much About Flying Saucers, suggesting cover-ups, conspiracy and paranoia surrounding UFO sightings

Background image1956 Collection: Dolphin Square Gardens, looking North - Pimlico, London

Dolphin Square Gardens, looking North - Pimlico, London. Date: 1956

Background image1956 Collection: English Electric Canberra B(I)8 for 2nd TAF at RAF Wildenrat

English Electric Canberra B(I)8 for 2nd TAF at RAF Wildenrat
New equipment for NATO. A newly arrived English Electric Canberra B(I)8 for 2nd TAF at RAF Wildenrath in 1956. Date: 1956

Background image1956 Collection: Police and Fire Brigade attending a fire at Chelsea FC

Police and Fire Brigade attending a fire at Chelsea FC
Metropolitan Police and London Fire Brigade attending a fire at Chelsea FC. This photograph by Sub-Inspector C R C Turner shows Inspector A J Jones (Officer in Charge) and others at Walham Green

Background image1956 Collection: Bertolt Brecht / Photo

Bertolt Brecht / Photo
BERTOLT BRECHT German writer

Background image1956 Collection: Fashion for 1956

Fashion for 1956
A bolero and dress of lightweight wool georgette with all accessories from Debenham and Freebody, is a spring winner. The bolero

Background image1956 Collection: Clement Davies

Clement Davies (1884-1962) English politician and leader of the Liberal Party from 1945-1956, seen here at the Liberal Election press conference on the 3rd October 1951

Background image1956 Collection: Calder Hall Power Stn

Calder Hall Power Stn
Calder Hall Nuclear Power Station, Cumbria, England, Britains first, it opened in 1956. The first in the world to produce electricity on a commercial scale. Closed 2003

Background image1956 Collection: Brangwyn at Work

Brangwyn at Work
SIR FRANK BRANGWYN artist, sketched working

Background image1956 Collection: Schweitzer / Postcard 1956

Schweitzer / Postcard 1956
ALBERT SCHWEITZER French theologian, philosopher, missionary physician and music scholar with his antelopes at Lambarene, Africa Date: 1875 - 1965

Background image1956 Collection: Medium / Helen Duncan

Medium / Helen Duncan
HELEN DUNCAN Portrait of the spirit medium circa 1940

Background image1956 Collection: Ufos / Books / Barker

Ufos / Books / Barker
Jacket of Gray Barkers They knew too much about Flying Saucers

Background image1956 Collection: Handley Page HP-80 Victor

Handley Page HP-80 Victor
RAF Handley Page Hp-80 Victor Landing at Radlett with Drag-Chutes Deployed Date: 1956

Background image1956 Collection: Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie
Dame Agatha Christie (1891-1976) English novelist and crime fiction writer, pictured in caricature as a figure looming over a rather humorous crime scene

Background image1956 Collection: Front cover from The Sketch

Front cover from The Sketch
Front cover illustration from The Sketch showing a couple relaxing on the beach

Background image1956 Collection: Tommy Dorsey / Postcard

Tommy Dorsey / Postcard
TOMMY DORSEY Jazz musician

Background image1956 Collection: Miss Jennifer Stratton

Miss Jennifer Stratton
Cover of The Tatler featuring Miss Jennifer Stratton, one of the debutantes of 1956, wearing the dress in which she attended Queen Charlottes Ball. She is the daughter of Major and Mrs F.J. Stratton

Background image1956 Collection: The Lobster Pot, Mousehole, Cornwall

The Lobster Pot, Mousehole, Cornwall
The Lobster Pot, Mousehole, Penzance, near Newlyn, Cornwall, England. Date: 1956

Background image1956 Collection: The Queen salutes on horseback

The Queen salutes on horseback
The Queen salutes whilst taking part in the Birthday Parade at Buckingham Palace after the ceremonial Trooping of the Colour. She wears the uniform of the Grenadier Guards. Date: 1956

Background image1956 Collection: The Sketch travel number front cover 1956

The Sketch travel number front cover 1956
Front cover of The Sketch magazines travel number featuring a dapper couple, her in a roomy red coat and head scarf, he in tweed suit and flat cap, about to board a plane to, no doubt

Background image1956 Collection: D. H. Lawrence & Wife

D. H. Lawrence & Wife
D H LAWRENCE English novelist, with his German wife Frieda (1879 - 1956)

Background image1956 Collection: Queen Elizabeth II at Iona

Queen Elizabeth II at Iona
The first reigning monarch to set foot on Iona for nearly a thousand years, Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by Sir Charles Maclean is followed by Prince Philip

Background image1956 Collection: Pe Class / Melton Mobray

Pe Class / Melton Mobray
Physical Exercise - Fitness class in progress at Sarson School for Girls, Melton Mowbray

Background image1956 Collection: Burnley Miners / 1956

Burnley Miners / 1956
Miners coming off their shift, at Cape Bank Hall Pit, in Burnley, Lancashire

Background image1956 Collection: Ufos / Kerska / S. F

Ufos / Kerska / S. F
In broad daylight, two saucers (the other indicated by arrow) flew over San Francisco, seen only by Joe Kerska who luckily took this photo or we might not believe him

Background image1956 Collection: United States Air Force - Martin NRB-57D Canberra 53-3973

United States Air Force - Martin NRB-57D Canberra 53-3973 31 May 1956 accepted by the 4080 Strategic Reconnaissance Wing 1959-61: AFSC. Converted to WB-57D

Background image1956 Collection: United States Air Force - Convair B-36A Peacemaker

United States Air Force - Convair B-36A Peacemaker 44-92015 (msn 12) This aircraft was the first B-36 delivery to an operational unit when it taxied under its own power from Air Force Plant 4 to

Background image1956 Collection: Naval personnel watch H-bomb test, Malden Island

Naval personnel watch H-bomb test, Malden Island
British naval personnel in special protective clothing watch a thermonuclear H-bomb test over Malden Island in the central Pacific Ocean. Date: 1956

Background image1956 Collection: Jaeger advertisement, 1956

Jaeger advertisement, 1956
Advertisement for quintessential British fashion brand, Jaeger showing two smart but casual looks in Bedford cord and cashmere. Date: 1956

Background image1956 Collection: The first Wichita-built Boeing B-52D Stratofortress, 55-?

The first Wichita-built Boeing B-52D Stratofortress, 55-?
The first Wichita-built Boeing B-52D Stratofortress, 55-49, flew for the first time on 14 May 1956

Background image1956 Collection: Mr and Mrs J. D. Profumo (Miss Valerie Hobson) at the 195?

Mr and Mrs J. D. Profumo (Miss Valerie Hobson) at the 195?
Mr and Mrs J.D. Profumo (Miss Valerie Hobson) at the 1956 Royal Aeronautical Society Garden Party at Wisley on 15 July

Background image1956 Collection: HMS Warrior R31

HMS Warrior R31
Royal Navy - HMS Warrior R31, a Colossus-class light aircraft carrier, in March 1946. (Warrior was loaned to the Royal Canadian Navy from 1946 to 1948 as HMCS Warrior)

Background image1956 Collection: Taylorcraft DC-65 XK-ATY

Taylorcraft DC-65 XK-ATY (msn 0-4247. built as an L-2A ), at Mangere, NZ. (The aircraft and pilot Alexander N. Clark went missing on 23 November 1956, and were found in the bush 30 months later)

Background image1956 Collection: Bristol Beaufighter TT Mk. 10 RD758, Bahrain

Bristol Beaufighter TT Mk. 10 RD758, Bahrain
Built as a Beaufighter TF.X (Torpedo Fighter version) RD758 was converted to a TT.X, for target towing Date: 1956

Background image1956 Collection: Mill Hill School, main entrance

Mill Hill School, main entrance
The main entrance of Mill Hill School, an independent school in north west London. This is a view of the north side facing the main road called the Ridgeway

Background image1956 Collection: LIONEL BUSTER CRABB

LIONEL BUSTER CRABB Commander Crabb, underwater sabotage agent and alleged double-agent, who disappeared whilst investigating the Russian cruiser Ordkhonikidze Date: 1910 - 1956

Background image1956 Collection: Road widening in Brixham, Devon

Road widening in Brixham, Devon
Road widening in Middle Street, Brixham Devon, with an Albion lorry and mechanical digger

Background image1956 Collection: The Sketch debutante number front cover 1956

The Sketch debutante number front cover 1956
Front cover of The Sketch magazines debutante number, featuring the face of a woman wearing pink gloves, hiding partially behind a small posy of violets

Background image1956 Collection: Kangol advertisement 1956

Kangol advertisement 1956
Advertisement for Kangol hats showing three chic, elegant women wearing Kangol hats (of course) at an event, possibly a private view at an art gallery

Background image1956 Collection: Princesses of Schleswig-Holstein

Princesses of Schleswig-Holstein
Princess Marie-Louise and Princess Helena Victoria (Thora) of Schleswig-Holstein, the daughters of Princess Helena and Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein



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