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Background imageAttempts Collection: Suffragette House that Man Built Policeman

Suffragette House that Man Built Policeman. Policeman has a suffragette in his grip whilst another attempts to bring her umbrella down firmly on his head

Background imageAttempts Collection: Advert for Malcolm campbell 1931

Advert for Malcolm campbell 1931
Dunlop Tyres pay tribute to Malcolm Campbell when he drives his Bluebird on Daytona Beach, Florida, at a speed of 395 km/h. Date: 1931

Background imageAttempts Collection: Horace Wells / Anaesthetic

Horace Wells / Anaesthetic
Horace Wells attempts his first anaesthetised operation in front of a public gallery, but does not administer enough gas & the patient cries out; the crowd jeers him

Background imageAttempts Collection: KULAGINA DOING PK

KULAGINA DOING PK
Nina KULAGINA, Russian psychic attempts to raise an object from the table, by using her psychokinetic ability Date: circa 1970

Background imageAttempts Collection: Eyston Thunderbolt 1937

Eyston Thunderbolt 1937
George Eyston drives his Thunderbolt on Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, at a speed of 501 km/h. Date: 19 November 1937

Background imageAttempts Collection: Malcolm Campbell 1931 2

Malcolm Campbell 1931 2
Malcolm Campbell drives his Bluebird on Daytona Beach, Florida, at a speed of 395 km/h. Date: 5 February 1931

Background imageAttempts Collection: Edisons Vitascope

Edisons Vitascope
This was one of Edisons several ingenious but ultimately impracticable attempts to invent the motion picture

Background imageAttempts Collection: Schmidts Rng Experiment

Schmidts Rng Experiment
HELMUT SCHMIDTs random number generator experiments : a subject at the Institute of Parapsychology, Durham, North Carolina, attempts to predict or affect the RNG display

Background imageAttempts Collection: Malcolm Campbell 1932

Malcolm Campbell 1932
Malcolm Campbell drives his Bluebird on Daytona Beach, Florida, at a speed of 408 km/h

Background imageAttempts Collection: Chippewa Magician

Chippewa Magician
A magician of the Chippewa people attempts to destroy a girl by a beam of sunlight and the spirit of a fox

Background imageAttempts Collection: Ypres Battlefield Markers and signs

Ypres Battlefield Markers and signs
Over the 40 years that we have been writing about these battlefields, there has been many attempts to signpost the places of interest

Background imageAttempts Collection: Troops at Kells Workhouse

Troops at Kells Workhouse
Troops camped at Kells Union workhouse, County Meath, Ireland. They had been sent to the area to quell unrest caused by the Duke of Leinsters attempts to evict Irish tenants from his properties

Background imageAttempts Collection: Handley Page Victor K. 2 8911M - XH673

Handley Page Victor K. 2 8911M - XH673
Handley Page Victor K.2 8911M (XH673) being assembled on the parade ground at RAF Marham. Sadly this aircraft was scrapped in 2020 despite concerted attempts to have it preserved elsewhere

Background imageAttempts Collection: Elizabeth, Duchess of York attempts to knock down a coconut

Elizabeth, Duchess of York attempts to knock down a coconut
Elizabeth, Duchess of York (1900-2002) (later Elizabeth, the Queen Mother) attempts to knock down a coconut at the coconut shies at the Fresh Air Fund annual outing in Epping Forest

Background imageAttempts Collection: Original marine steam engine invented by Symington

Original marine steam engine invented by Symington
The original marine steam engine invented by William Symington, 1787, placed on the deck of a pleasure boat, producing a speed of five miles per hour. Date: 1787

Background imageAttempts Collection: The Comet, the first commercial steamboat in Europe

The Comet, the first commercial steamboat in Europe Date: early 19th century

Background imageAttempts Collection: Douglas DC-1 NR223Y

Douglas DC-1 NR223Y of Transcontinental & Western Air (TWA) Flown by TWA as a flying laboratory and for occasional scheduled passenger flights

Background imageAttempts Collection: Handley Page Victor K. 2 8911M - XH673

Handley Page Victor K. 2 8911M - XH673
Handley Page Victor K.2 8911M (XH673) being assembled on the parade ground at RAF Marham. Sadly this aircraft was scrapped in 2020 despite concerted attempts to have it preserved elsewhere

Background imageAttempts Collection: Little Women - Amys attempts at Art

Little Women - Amys attempts at Art
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott - Amys attempts at Art. 1880

Background imageAttempts Collection: Silver Bullet attempting speed record at Daytona, USA

Silver Bullet attempting speed record at Daytona, USA
The Silver Bullet, regarded as having perfect streamlining but unsuccessful in Land Speed Record attempts at Daytona, USA. 20th century

Background imageAttempts Collection: Speed record course, Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, USA

Speed record course, Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, USA
Sir Malcolm Campbells course at Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, USA, for his attempt on the world land speed record. The circles indicate the courses used by Jenkins

Background imageAttempts Collection: Fighting the Fisherman Date: 1948

Fighting the Fisherman Date: 1948

Background imageAttempts Collection: Goodbye at the Bus Stop

Goodbye at the Bus Stop

Background imageAttempts Collection: Hobos Hop Freight Train Date: 1950

Hobos Hop Freight Train Date: 1950

Background imageAttempts Collection: KNITTING BOFFIN

KNITTING BOFFIN
A bespectacled boffin attempts a spot of knitting, without much success! Date: 1930s

Background imageAttempts Collection: GOLF / HOLING OUT 1865

GOLF / HOLING OUT 1865
A golfer attempts to hole his final putt on the green, somewhat aided by his partner standing right behind the hole! Date: 1865

Background imageAttempts Collection: JUMPING A TOLLGATE

JUMPING A TOLLGATE
Eccentric English John Mytton (1796-1834) attempts to drive his carriage over a tollgate much to the annoyance of the toll-keeper & doubtless his passenger. Date: 1820s

Background imageAttempts Collection: MYTTONS JUMPS TOLLGATE

MYTTONS JUMPS TOLLGATE
Eccentric English John Mytton (1796-1834) attempts to drive his carriage over a tollgate much to the annoyance of the toll-keeper & doubtless his passenger. Date: 1820s

Background imageAttempts Collection: MYTTON DRIVES CARRIAGE

MYTTON DRIVES CARRIAGE
JOHN MYTTON English eccentric attempts to drive his carriage over a tollgate much to the annoyance of the toll-keeper and doubtless his passenger Date: 1796 - 1834

Background imageAttempts Collection: SCHMIDTS RNG EXPERIMENT

SCHMIDTS RNG EXPERIMENT
HELMUT SCHMIDTs random number generator experiments : a subject at the Institute of Parapsychology, Durham, North Carolina, attempts to predict or affect the RNG display Date: 1960s-1970s

Background imageAttempts Collection: Suffragette, Force Feeding Milk

Suffragette, Force Feeding Milk. A doctor with a large syringe labelled Milk attempts feeding a suffragette by force. A Prison warder restrains her in the cell while she manages to pull out large

Background imageAttempts Collection: Mohammed Abdullah Hassan, The Mad Mullah

Mohammed Abdullah Hassan, The Mad Mullah
Mohammed Abdullah Hassan, Somali religious and nationalist leader, nicknamed The Mad Mullah by the British. He was a Moslem fanatic, claiming to be the incarnation of Mahomet

Background imageAttempts Collection: Bacqueville 1742

Bacqueville 1742
The marquis de BACQUEVILLE attempts to fly across the Seine at Paris; initially successful, he gets into difficulties, falls on a boat and breaks his leg Date: 1742

Background imageAttempts Collection: Tin Model of a Bluebird

Tin Model of a Bluebird
The Bluebird in which Sir Malcolm Campbell set a new land speed record of 301.129 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah on 3rd September 1935

Background imageAttempts Collection: Events / Central America

Events / Central America
Spaniards attack natives with dogs despite the attempts of the Missionaries to save them

Background imageAttempts Collection: King Canute gets his feet wet

King Canute gets his feet wet
King Canute of England (1016-1035) and Denmark (1018-1035) gets his feet rather wet as he attempts to command the waves! The story may be apocryphal

Background imageAttempts Collection: Suffragette Mary Phillips Selling Votes for Women

Suffragette Mary Phillips Selling Votes for Women
Mary Phillips attempts to persuade a gent to purchase the suffragette paper. Date: circa 1908

Background imageAttempts Collection: Charles Mounir Follenai

Charles Mounir Follenai
CHARLES MOUNIR, chevalier de FOLLENAI French marechal-de-camp, associated with Jouffroy and others in pioneering attempts at steam navigation. Date: CIRCA 1770

Background imageAttempts Collection: Small Girl Carries Books

Small Girl Carries Books
A little girl attempts to carry a pile of enormous books past a baby sleeping in a cradle. The books, some of which look like hollow shells, topple onto the floor. Date: circa 1890

Background imageAttempts Collection: BERNSTORFF (1862- 1939)

BERNSTORFF (1862- 1939)
JOHANN HEINRICH BERNSTORFF Count Bernstorff; endeavored to further Woodrow Wilsons attempts at mediation preceding USAs entry into WW1. With (US) wife & daughter Date: 1862 - 1939

Background imageAttempts Collection: Philip 4th Earl Pembroke

Philip 4th Earl Pembroke
Philip Herbert, fourth earl of PEMBROKE statesman, reluctantly siding with the Parliament during the Civil War, which he made several attempts to prevent Date: 1584 - 1650

Background imageAttempts Collection: Suffrage Parliament M. P Woos Maiden

Suffrage Parliament M. P Woos Maiden
A Member of Parliament attempts to woo a Suffrage campaigner (Lydia Becker?) with the promise of a bill to secure Womens Franchise

Background imageAttempts Collection: Proposed Channel Tunnel, works at Sangatte

Proposed Channel Tunnel, works at Sangatte
The works at Sangatte on the French coast for the proposed Channel Tunnel in 1876, described in The Graphic as, " this gigantic and long-talked of scheme, "

Background imageAttempts Collection: A helicopter attempts to hoist the flooded Liberty Bell 7

A helicopter attempts to hoist the flooded Liberty Bell 7 out of the sea before being forced to abandon the craft. 21 July 1961. Date: 1961

Background imageAttempts Collection: Spain (1852). Mart�Merino, aka cura Merino

Spain (1852). Mart�Merino, aka cura Merino
Spain (1852). Mart� Merino, aka cura Merino, attempts to kill Isabella II (2nd February 1852). Litography. FRANCE. Paris. National Library

Background imageAttempts Collection: Margaret Nicholson attempts to assassinate the king

Margaret Nicholson attempts to assassinate the king
The Englishwoman, Margaret Nicholson, attempted to assassinate King George III on 2nd August 1786. She approached the King as he alighted from his carriage at St

Background imageAttempts Collection: Broken down Power Boat

Broken down Power Boat
A balding, overweight middle- aged man attempts to mend his power boat engine! Date: 1960s

Background imageAttempts Collection: Knitting Boffin

Knitting Boffin
A bespectacled boffin attempts a spot of knitting, carefully following the knitting pattern! Date: 1930s



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