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Atlantic Collection

Background imageAtlantic Collection: Falkland Islands Royal Engineer briefing map, 1982

Falkland Islands Royal Engineer briefing map, 1982 (c); with typescript annotations relating to the condition and passibility of airfields, roads and tracks by tracked and wheeled vehicles

Background imageAtlantic Collection: Kiss of the Oceans - Atlantic meets Pacific - Panama Canal

Kiss of the Oceans - Atlantic meets Pacific - Panama Canal
The Kiss of the Oceans - The Atlantic meets the Pacific due to the construction of The Panama Canal - A lovely allegorical card relating to this phenomenal engineering project

Background imageAtlantic Collection: Poster advertising Holland America Line

Poster advertising Holland America Line
Poster advertising the Holland America Line from Rotterdam, calling at Le Havre, Southampton, Cobh in Ireland, New York and Canadian ports

Background imageAtlantic Collection: WW2 - Flower-Class Corvette in heavy seas - Atlantic Convoy

WW2 - Flower-Class Corvette in heavy seas - Atlantic Convoy
WW2 - Weather hazards which the convoy escorts in the Atlantic Ocean have to face in Winter - a Flower-Class Corvette, of 930 tonnes, being thrown high out of the water by a heavy sea. Date: 1943

Background imageAtlantic Collection: Falklands War - 1982

Falklands War - 1982
Directorate of Overseas Surveys map of the Falklands Islands, 1983 (c). One of four maps of the Falkland Islands, 1982 (c)-1984 (c)

Background imageAtlantic Collection: The RMS Olympic - White Star Line

The RMS Olympic - White Star Line - sister ship of the ill-fated RMS Titanic. Many postcards have the incorrect ship depicted as the two were very similar

Background imageAtlantic Collection: Poster, Zeppelin to South America

Poster, Zeppelin to South America
Poster advertising the German Zeppelin Hamburg-American Line, LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin airship service from Friedrichshafen, Germany, to Buenos Aires, Argentina. circa 1934

Background imageAtlantic Collection: Ashleam Bay, Atlantic Drive, Achill Island, County Mayo

Ashleam Bay, Atlantic Drive, Achill Island, County Mayo, Republic of Ireland

Background imageAtlantic Collection: The Blue Comet train

The Blue Comet train
The Blue Comet, an all-steel passenger train than ran between New Jersey and Atlantic City from 1929 to 1941 on the Central Railroad of New Jersey. Date: c. 1930s

Background imageAtlantic Collection: HMS Jervis Bay attacking the Admiral Scheer, Second Worl

HMS Jervis Bay attacking the Admiral Scheer, Second Worl
Illustration showing the Royal Navy armed merchant cruiser Jervis Bay (centre) steaming towards the German pocket-battleship Admiral Scheer, North Atlantic, November 1940

Background imageAtlantic Collection: Dooey, on Atlantic Drive, County Donegal

Dooey, on Atlantic Drive, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland

Background imageAtlantic Collection: MAPS / AZORES

MAPS / AZORES
maps of the individual islands of the Azores group Date: mid 19th century

Background imageAtlantic Collection: Southampton Docks - Great Ocean Liners

Southampton Docks - Great Ocean Liners
Aerial View of Southampton Docks - Great Ocean Liners awaiting departure on the Trans-Atlantic route. The ships include RMS Olympic. Date: circa 1930

Background imageAtlantic Collection: Poster advertising Pan American World Airways

Poster advertising Pan American World Airways
Poster for Pan American World Airways, later known as Pan Am, advertising a direct service between Paris and New York. Enfin!

Background imageAtlantic Collection: The Spirit of St Louis

The Spirit of St Louis
Charles Lindbergh, in the Spirit of St Louis, sets off from New York on his solo flight across the Atlantic

Background imageAtlantic Collection: Boardwalk - Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - Rolling Chairs

Boardwalk - Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - Rolling Chairs
Boardwalk - Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - note the holidaymakers being pushed around in wonderful little three-wheeled wicker seats (rolling chairs / miniature carriages / carts)

Background imageAtlantic Collection: Luggage label, Zeppelin to South America

Luggage label, Zeppelin to South America
Luggage label, Deutsche Zeppelin-Reederei (Airline) for the LZ 129 Hindenburg flight to South America. The passenger is a Mrs Sinclair, destination Rio de Janeiro, berth number 32. 1936

Background imageAtlantic Collection: Royal Line poster

Royal Line poster
Poster promoting Royal Line Northern Canadian railway system and Atlantic steamship service, showing a ship crossing the Atlantic on the way to Canada from Bristol

Background imageAtlantic Collection: St. Georges, Bermuda - Union Flag flies proudly

St. Georges, Bermuda - Union Flag flies proudly
St. George s, Bermuda - Union Flag flies proudly Date: circa 1920s

Background imageAtlantic Collection: Ile d Oleron - off the French Atlantic Coast

Ile d Oleron - off the French Atlantic Coast
Ile d Oleron - an island off the Atlantic coast of France, on the southern side of the Pertuis d Antioche strait. It is the second largest island of Metropolitan France, after Corsica

Background imageAtlantic Collection: Map of Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Map of Lanzarote, Canary Islands, with soundings in fathoms. Date: 1835

Background imageAtlantic Collection: Card commemorating Graf Spee destruction, WW2

Card commemorating Graf Spee destruction, WW2
Card commemorating the destruction of the German cruiser, Admiral Graf Spee, on 13 December 1939 by HMS Exeter, Ajax and Achilles following the Battle of the River Plate. Date: 1939

Background imageAtlantic Collection: Cabral and Coutinho fly from Portugal to Brazil

Cabral and Coutinho fly from Portugal to Brazil
Gabo Coutinho and Sacadura Cabral - Portuguese aviators who flew from Lisbon, Portugal to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1922 in a Fairey IIIB Float plane- the first time this feat was achieved

Background imageAtlantic Collection: R. M. S. Queen Mary and R. M. S. Queen Elizabeth, off Cowes

R. M. S. Queen Mary and R. M. S. Queen Elizabeth, off Cowes
Photograph of the two huge liners Queen Mary, in the foreground, and Queen Elizabeth, at top right. The Queen Elizabeth was setting off on her regular service between Southampton and New York

Background imageAtlantic Collection: View of the luxurious reading room onboard the Titanic

View of the luxurious reading room onboard the Titanic
A view of one of the many luxurious interior features of the Titanic; the reading and writing room. First class passengers travelled in style onboard the Titanic, having free use of the gym

Background imageAtlantic Collection: Royal Line poster

Royal Line poster
Poster produced by the Royal Line shipping company claiming to have the fastest service from Britain to Canada, perfect for emigrants anxious to get there quickly!

Background imageAtlantic Collection: Allan Line to Canada poster

Allan Line to Canada poster
Poster advertising the Royal Mail Allan Line passenger service to and from Canada. Passage can be booked through Sercombe and Hayes, emigration and passenger agents based in Dorchester

Background imageAtlantic Collection: Rudolph Valentino / Sketch

Rudolph Valentino / Sketch
Rudolph Valentino arrives in England with his wife Natacha Rambova, after crossing the Atlantic on board the Aquitania

Background imageAtlantic Collection: Alcock & Brown - 3

Alcock & Brown - 3
Captain Alcock and Lieutenant Brown terminate their successful first crossing of the Atlantic by air by crashing their Vickers Vimy in an Irish bog

Background imageAtlantic Collection: Atlantic / St Helena C1750

Atlantic / St Helena C1750
St Helena: general view of the island from the sea

Background imageAtlantic Collection: Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - Hotels and the Beach

Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - Hotels and the Beach Date: circa 1910s

Background imageAtlantic Collection: Markham / Percival Gull

Markham / Percival Gull
Beryl Markham, English pioneer aviator, and her Percival Gull: she was the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic from London to North America

Background imageAtlantic Collection: HMS Exmouth - Royal Navy predreadnought battleship

HMS Exmouth - Royal Navy predreadnought battleship
HMS Exmouth - a Duncan class predreadnought battleship of the Royal Navy. HMS Exmouth was launched in August 1901 and served as a flagship for various fleets including the Mediterranean Fleet

Background imageAtlantic Collection: HMS Helmsdale, North Atlantic, 1944

HMS Helmsdale, North Atlantic, 1944
Painting showing HMS Helmsdale, a River class Frigate of the Royal Navy, on convoy escort duty in the North Atlantic, 1944

Background imageAtlantic Collection: Nungessers Attempt - 1

Nungessers Attempt - 1
French WW1 air ace Charles Nungesser, with colleague Coli, before their attempt to fly the Atlantic in the Oiseau Blanc ( White Bird ) : they vanish, either at sea or in Maine

Background imageAtlantic Collection: Great Eastern

Great Eastern
Laying the Atlantic Cable

Background imageAtlantic Collection: Daedalus Sea Serpent

Daedalus Sea Serpent
Marine creature sighted from HMS Daedalus in the south Atlantic between the Cape and St Helena : the creature passes under the stern of the ship (picture 2 of 3)

Background imageAtlantic Collection: Locomotive no 902 Highland Chief

Locomotive no 902 Highland Chief

Background imageAtlantic Collection: The tug Slavonia parting company with Dredger 13

The tug Slavonia parting company with Dredger 13
An episode of the recent winter storms: The tug Slavonia parting company with Dredger 13 in the trough of gigantic waves as an Atlantic hurricane snaps the powerful hawser like a strand of cotton

Background imageAtlantic Collection: Earhart / Lockheed Vega

Earhart / Lockheed Vega
Amelia Mary Earhart (Mrs Putnam) and her Lockheed Vega: she was the first woman to fly the Atlantic solo (1932)

Background imageAtlantic Collection: Transport / Flight / Amelia

Transport / Flight / Amelia
Amelia Earhart at Hanworth after the first womans Atlantic flight W-E

Background imageAtlantic Collection: GPO map of Mail Steamship Routes

GPO map of Mail Steamship Routes. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageAtlantic Collection: Signpost at Lands End, Cornwall

Signpost at Lands End, Cornwall, giving the distance to John o Groats, New York and other distant places. circa 1980s

Background imageAtlantic Collection: Cable Bay, Rhosneigr, Anglesey, North Wales

Cable Bay, Rhosneigr, Anglesey, North Wales
View of Cable Bay, Rhosneigr, Isle of Anglesey, North Wales. The underwater Atlantic telegraph came ashore here. Date: early 20th century

Background imageAtlantic Collection: Victoria Terrace. Portstewart

Victoria Terrace. Portstewart - a view of a terrace with buildings and in the distance Atlantic Circle. There is a man and two motor cars in the picture

Background imageAtlantic Collection: Elbow Beach Surf Club, Bermuda

Elbow Beach Surf Club, Bermuda Date: late 1950s

Background imageAtlantic Collection: Canadian Pacific Cabin steamers to Canada

Canadian Pacific Cabin steamers to Canada -- the Montrose leaving Liverpool. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageAtlantic Collection: Map of La Palma, Canary Islands

Map of La Palma, Canary Islands. Date: circa 1908



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