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Background imageActual Collection: Ulysses / James Joyce

Ulysses / James Joyce
Ulysses by James Joyce

Background imageActual Collection: Suffragette, The House That Man Built Banner

Suffragette, The House That Man Built Banner. Pro-Suffrage Viewpoint, showing suffragettes carrying a banner. Based on an actual banner

Background imageActual Collection: Aerial view of Wanstead from a balloon - 1909

Aerial view of Wanstead from a balloon - 1909
Perhaps the chief interest in this photograph is the actual passing of a balloon under the basket of the one from which this picture was taken

Background imageActual Collection: Boscobel Woods 1651

Boscobel Woods 1651
After his defeat at Worcester, Charles II hides in the woods at Boscobel - the actual tree is halfway down on the right of the picture. You can t see Charles because hes hiding

Background imageActual Collection: Black Beauty Book / C19Th

Black Beauty Book / C19Th
Front cover of early edition

Background imageActual Collection: WW2 - R. A. F. Machine Gun Practice

WW2 - R. A. F. Machine Gun Practice
A striking photograph which portrays a British WW2 Royal Air Force air observer performing machine gun practice, firing with a camera gun, an exact replica of an actual machine gun

Background imageActual Collection: Cover design, Celebrities Monthly, photographs, sketches

Cover design, Celebrities Monthly, photographs, sketches
Rare July 1895 copy of Celebrities Monthly, Actual Photographs with Biographical Sketches, published in New York, USA, including future Titanic First Class passenger and victim John Jacob Astor IV

Background imageActual Collection: CHAPEL OF DEATH

CHAPEL OF DEATH
The macabre Chapel of the Church of Death, decorated with skeletons and skulls. Is this an actual place, or a surreal fantasy ? Date: circa 1820

Background imageActual Collection: Druine D. 31 Turbulent G-ARCZ

Druine D. 31 Turbulent G-ARCZ
Druine D.31 Turbulent G-ARCZ, at Redhill aerodrome circa 1970. Written off (damaged beyond repair) on 1 June 1984 when crashed near Stapleford, Essex

Background imageActual Collection: Mills hand grenade made as an ink stand

Mills hand grenade made as an ink stand
A Number 23 Mills hand grenade made as an ink stand on a glazed metal base, inscribed Memento of the Great War. Actual hand grenade casting as used by the Allies. Registered Number - 651542. 1915

Background imageActual Collection: WAR REPORTERS MOCKED 1880

WAR REPORTERS MOCKED 1880
The War Correspondent, imperturbable amidst shot and shell - if you believe his own account of his adventures ! Date: 1880

Background imageActual Collection: THUVIA, MAID OF MARS

THUVIA, MAID OF MARS
Jacket illustration. Date: First published: 1921

Background imageActual Collection: Colonial Africa. Delimitation of the new Franco-German

Colonial Africa. Delimitation of the new Franco-German borders in Congo. Commissioners of both countries in the swampy jungle of the Lobaye Valley, actual Central African Republic

Background imageActual Collection: Number 23 Mills hand grenade made as an ink stand

Number 23 Mills hand grenade made as an ink stand
A Number 23 Mills hand grenade made as an ink stand on a round glazed metal base, inscribed Memento of the Great War. Actual hand grenade casting as used by the Allies. Registered Number 651542

Background imageActual Collection: Mills hand grenade made as an ink stand

Mills hand grenade made as an ink stand
A Number 23 Mills hand grenade made as an ink stand on a glazed metal base, inscribed Memento of the Great War. Actual hand grenade casting as used by the Allies. Registered Number - 651542. 1915

Background imageActual Collection: Campaign cloak belonged to Duke of Wellington

Campaign cloak belonged to Duke of Wellington
Campaign cloak; 1803 (c)-1815 (c). Belonged to FM Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. Believed to have been worn by the Duke during the Waterloo campaign

Background imageActual Collection: LITTLE WIDE AWAKE BOOK

LITTLE WIDE AWAKE BOOK
Cover of Little Wide Awake, possibly illustrated by Kate Greenaway. Date: 1880

Background imageActual Collection: Aero Exhibition 1913

Aero Exhibition 1913
The AERO EXHIBITION at Olympia, London, features actual aircraft and balloons as well as stands for such companies as Bleriot. Date: 1913

Background imageActual Collection: Relic Crown of Thorns

Relic Crown of Thorns
Louis IX, king of France, returns to France bringing with him the actual crown of thorns which was placed on the head of Jesus when he was mocked by Pilates soldiers Date: 1254

Background imageActual Collection: Field Marshal Sir Arthur Wellesley, 1st The Duke of Wellingt

Field Marshal Sir Arthur Wellesley, 1st The Duke of Wellington (1769-1852) as an old man surveying the battlefield of Waterloo, 1840 (c)Oil on canvas, after Benjamin Robert Haydon (1786-1846)

Background imageActual Collection: WWI jug fabricated from an 18 pounder shell case

WWI jug fabricated from an 18 pounder shell case
First World War jug fabricated from an 18 pounder shell case and relief decorated with storks amongst the bull rushes and irises. The handle has been beaten from the actual shell case. Trench Art

Background imageActual Collection: View of the Struma Valley toward the Belachitza Mountains

View of the Struma Valley toward the Belachitza Mountains
A view of the Struma Valley looking towards the Belachitza (Beles) Mountains, Salonika. There is also a sketch map on brown paper

Background imageActual Collection: King Manuel II of Portugal

King Manuel II of Portugal (1889-1932) - the last King of Portugal, from 1908 to 1910. Exiled to Twickenham, London after the Republican Revolution of 1910

Background imageActual Collection: Convair Atlas on display at Las Vegas

Convair Atlas on display at Las Vegas
Group photograph of Convair Atlas on display at Las Vegas with Douglas Thor, Boeing Bomarc, Northrop Snark and Discoverer satellite mock-up - the Atlas was an actual ICBM modified for exhibition use

Background imageActual Collection: Gold coin from Philip IIs reign (16th c. ). Obverse

Gold coin from Philip IIs reign (16th c. ). Obverse
Gold coin from Philip IIs reign (16th c.). Obverse with the kings coat of arms. Actual size. Philately and Numismatics. Proc: SPAIN. Sevilla

Background imageActual Collection: Permanent Wave

Permanent Wave
A PERMANENT WAVE by EUGENE comprises more than the actual process of waving the hair... Date: 1924

Background imageActual Collection: Packet for Balloon Post

Packet for Balloon Post
An actual envelope for a letter sent by balloon post out of Paris during the Siege. The letters were limited to a weight of 4 grams ! Date: 1870

Background imageActual Collection: Shakespeares 1st Folio

Shakespeares 1st Folio
A professor and two graduate students look at Shakespeares first folio in the library of Durham University. Date: 1950s

Background imageActual Collection: A German saw-edge bayonet in actual use in the war: The Germ

A German saw-edge bayonet in actual use in the war: The Germ
WWI, World War One, First World War, 1st World War. World War 1, The Great War

Background imageActual Collection: The Mimick & Countryman

The Mimick & Countryman
THE MIMICK & THE COUNTRYMAN A man imitating the sound of a pig is judged more realistic than an actual pig concealed beneath the cloak of another man

Background imageActual Collection: Paranormal / Stigmata

Paranormal / Stigmata
A nun receives the stigmata of Jesuss wounds directly from Jesus himself, an interesting illustration which depicts the actual process, whereby the marks are transmitted by rays

Background imageActual Collection: Book Catalogue Cover

Book Catalogue Cover
A decorative cover of a book catalogue by H.M. Caldwell

Background imageActual Collection: Empire Style 1804

Empire Style 1804
This blue gown with green shawl demonstrates a later 19th century interpretation of the Empire style of 1804 and may or may not be based on an actual fashion plate

Background imageActual Collection: Fort / Book of the Damned

Fort / Book of the Damned
Cover illustration

Background imageActual Collection: Thayer / Casey at the Bat

Thayer / Casey at the Bat
Phineas Thayers Casey at the Bat

Background imageActual Collection: Wilbur Wright at Pau

Wilbur Wright at Pau
Wilbur Wright shows his plane to Alfonso XIII of Spain at the Ecole d Aviation, Pau, France, but the king is not allowed to risk his life in an actual flight

Background imageActual Collection: Domesday Book

Domesday Book
THE DOMESDAY BOOK - the earliest surviving public record, a survey of landholding ordered by William I the Conqueror; now housed in the Public Record Office

Background imageActual Collection: BOOK: LA FIN DU MONDE

BOOK: LA FIN DU MONDE
The hardback cover of Camille Flammarions La Fin du Monde (The End of the World)

Background imageActual Collection: Ww2 Leaflets

Ww2 Leaflets
In the early stages of the war, propaganda leaflets are dropped over Germany from an RAF Wellington bomber. (We also have a collection of actual propaganda ephemera.)

Background imageActual Collection: Nazareth Fountain

Nazareth Fountain
This is the actual fountain at Nazareth where Mary, mother of Jesus, came to fetch water for drinking, laundry and washing the dishes

Background imageActual Collection: French Assignats

French Assignats
Assignats - paper money of the French revolutionary era. (Note : we have some actual assignats in our collection.)



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