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Choose from 310 pictures in our Attempt collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

George Leigh Mallory (1886-1924) Featured Print

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. Mallory and Andrew Irvine, the British climbers, were last seen by N.E. Odell near the Second Step during their attempt to climb Everest on 8th June 1924. They did not return from their attempt and the question of whether they reached the summit remains

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

North American P-51C-10-NT Mustang N1202 Houstonian Featured Print

North American P-51C-10-NT Mustang N1202 Houstonian

North American P-51C-10-NT Mustang N1202 'Houstonian' (msn 111-29080, formerly 44-10947), with race number '60'. One of three owned by Oil Tycoon Glenn McArthy. Struck off charge at Searcy Field, Stillwater, OK. and sold by War Assets Corp to Paul Mantz on 19 February 1946 as NCX1202. Won the 1946 and 1947 Bendix trophy races; placed second in the 1948 Bendix trophy race. Re-registered as NC1202 and placed 3rd in the 1949 Bendix trophy race. Set coast to coast speed records in both directions in 1947. Purchased by Charles Blair and prepared for round the world record attempt as 'Excalibur III'. Attempt pre-empted by Korean War, but did set a record New York-London time of 7 hr 48 min on 31 January 1951, which still stands for piston-engined aircraft. First trans-polar flight from Norway to Fairbanks, AK, on 29 May 1951, winning the Harmon Trophy. Reported in 1990 as on display in Museum of Science and Industry, Los Angeles, CA. Now with Air and Space Museum as 'Excalibur III'. Date: 1949

© The Peter Butt Aviation Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library

The End of Sir John Franklins Arctic Expedition, 1845 Featured Print

The End of Sir John Franklins Arctic Expedition, 1845

Engraving showing the end of Sir John Franklin's ill-fated Arctic expedition of 1845, entitled They Forged the last link with their lives'. This engraving was taken from a painting by W. Thomas Smith, exhibited in the Royal Academy in 1896. In 1845 the British Admiralty sent two polar exploration ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, to look for the Northwest passage round the northern coast of Canada. The expedition, commanded by Sir John Franklin, disappeared from view late in 1845 and none of the men were ever seen again. In fact the ships made it to the King William Island region, then got stuck in the ice. With supplies running out the surviving crew abandoned ship and headed south. However, none made it to safety and it is all died from disease, exposure or starvation. This image shows the end of that desperate attempt to reach safety. From 1848 onwards a number of relief expeditions were sent to find Franklin, but it was only in 1859 that Francis Leopold McClintock was finally able to confirm Franklin's fate

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans