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Cocks Collection

Background imageCocks Collection: Music cover for Two Marionettes Polka

Music cover for Two Marionettes Polka, composed by May Ostlere. Two puppets (without strings!) are depicted dancing on a small stage, framed by red and gold curtains

Background imageCocks Collection: Turncock (Petherick)

Turncock (Petherick)
A London turncock, employed by the water company to turn on or off the cocks whereby water is channelled from the mains to domestic supply pipes

Background imageCocks Collection: Ancient Greek Cockfight

Ancient Greek Cockfight
Two Greek youths hold out their fighting cocks to allow their instinctive hostilty to turn into aggression

Background imageCocks Collection: Adeline, Duchess of Bedford

Adeline, Duchess of Bedford (1852-1920), formerly Lady Adeline Mary Somers-Cocks, George Sackville Russell, 10th Duke of Bedford

Background imageCocks Collection: YE OLDE FIGHTING COCKS

YE OLDE FIGHTING COCKS
Ye Old Fighting Cocks, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England, a quaint old hostelery which claims to be the oldest unaltered house in the country. Date: early 17th century

Background imageCocks Collection: Cyclists Weathervane

Cyclists Weathervane
An unusual cyclists weathervane, seen at Toft, Cambridgeshire, England. Date: 1930s

Background imageCocks Collection: Fighting Cocks & Turkey

Fighting Cocks & Turkey
Two fighting cocks are watched by a turkey in the farmyard (illustration to the fable The Fighting Cocks and the Turkey )

Background imageCocks Collection: Plumed cockscomb or silver cocks comb, Celosia argentea

Plumed cockscomb or silver cocks comb, Celosia argentea (Cock s-comb, Celosia cristata). Chromolithograph from an illustration by Desire Bois from Edward Steps Favourite Flowers of Garden

Background imageCocks Collection: Fighting Cocks railway station, Stockton-Darlington line

Fighting Cocks railway station, Stockton-Darlington line
Fighting Cocks railway station, on the Stockton to Darlington line. It opened in 1825, named after the local pub where train tickets were sold

Background imageCocks Collection: Ye Old Fighting Cocks, St. Albans, early 1900s

Ye Old Fighting Cocks, St. Albans, early 1900s Date: early 1900s

Background imageCocks Collection: Ye Old Fighting Cocks pub, St Albans

Ye Old Fighting Cocks pub, St Albans Date: early 1900s

Background imageCocks Collection: Africa. Congo. Courtyard of a factory in Banana

Africa. Congo. Courtyard of a factory in Banana
History of Africa. 19th century. Courtyard of a factory in Banana. Engraving. El Congo y la Creacion del Estado Independiente de este nombre

Background imageCocks Collection: Panavia Tornado F. 3 ZE757 - GK

Panavia Tornado F. 3 ZE757 - GK
Royal Air Force - Panavia Tornado F.3 ZE757 / GK (msn AS055/676), of No.43 Squadron Fighting Cocks, at Nordholz Air Base for an air display on 18 August 1996. Date: 1996

Background imageCocks Collection: The Royal Visit to the Vatican - standing behind Princess Elizabeth

The Royal Visit to the Vatican - standing behind Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip are Major Martin Charteris, Private Secretary to the Princess (wearing white tie), Lady Palmer

Background imageCocks Collection: Cricket Team Photograph - The Gentlemen of Herefordshire Date: 1932

Cricket Team Photograph - The Gentlemen of Herefordshire Date: 1932

Background imageCocks Collection: Eighth Carriage of Royal Household in Queen Victoria s

Eighth Carriage of Royal Household in Queen Victoria s
Eighth Carriage of the Royal Household in Queen Victorias coronation parade. Two Maids of Honor, Hon. Miss Margaret Frances Florence Dillon and Hon

Background imageCocks Collection: Statue of an Egyptian priest holding a cocks head

Statue of an Egyptian priest holding a cocks head found in the Canopus of Hadrians Villa at Tivoli. Copperplate engraving by Gio. Petrini after an illustration by A

Background imageCocks Collection: Cocks Comb Coral Tree, Singularity; single

Cocks Comb Coral Tree, Singularity; single
The Cocks Comb Coral Tree, Erythrina crista-galli, Singularity; The single white flowered Camellia or Japan Rose, Camellia japonica, Beauty is your only attraction

Background imageCocks Collection: Curtis British Entomology Plate 88

Curtis British Entomology Plate 88
Lepidoptera: Cleora cinctaria (Ringed Carpet) [Plant: Onobrychis viciifolia (Hedysarum onobrychis, Cock?s Head)] Date: 1824-39

Background imageCocks Collection: Cock-throwing on Shove Tuesday

Cock-throwing on Shove Tuesday
Cock throwing on Shove Tuesday, also known as cock-shying or throwing at cocks, was a blood sport widely practised in England, where a rooster was tied to a post

Background imageCocks Collection: FEEDING THE FOWLS 1887

FEEDING THE FOWLS 1887
Children feeding cocks and hens Date: 1887

Background imageCocks Collection: Hogarth, The Cockpit

Hogarth, The Cockpit - a satirical illustration showing the blindness of a man drawn into betting on the match, and other forms of debauchery. Date: 1759

Background imageCocks Collection: Victorian Scrap, men watching cock fight

Victorian Scrap, men watching cock fight
Victorian Scrap, men watching a cock fight. circa 1880s

Background imageCocks Collection: Chairman of the UK Bentley Club

Chairman of the UK Bentley Club
Arthur Cocks, the Chairman of the UK Bentley Club with his pride and joy, a spotless 1926 vintage Speed 6 Bentley

Background imageCocks Collection: WW1 - Patriotic Red Cross Dog cocks his leg on German Flag

WW1 - Patriotic Red Cross Dog cocks his leg on German Flag (having rescued a French hat from the likelihood of any accidental indignity)

Background imageCocks Collection: Cockfighting (John Kay)

Cockfighting (John Kay)
A cockfight in Edinburgh Thus we poor Cocks exert our Skill & Brav ry For idle Gulls and Kites that trade in Knav ry Date: 1785

Background imageCocks Collection: Advertisement, Newman Bros Organs

Advertisement, Newman Bros Organs, Robert Cocks & Co, New Burlington Street, London, depicting a Style No. 130 Case organ. circa 1870

Background imageCocks Collection: Two clowns with cockerels on a New Year card

Two clowns with cockerels on a New Year card
Two clowns separating fighting cockerels on a New Year card, with a comic verse. circa 1890s

Background imageCocks Collection: Cartoon, Golden eggs, WW1

Cartoon, Golden eggs, WW1
Cartoon, Golden eggs, a comment on the cost of eggs during the First World War. A cockerel says his wife has become very snooty since the value of her eggs went up to nine sous each! Date: 1916

Background imageCocks Collection: Slender Salmon and Blue Pole

Slender Salmon and Blue Pole
Slender Salmon (Salmo hucho, Salmo gracilis) and Blue Pole or Poll (Salmo albus, Salmo trutta, also known as Whitling, Herling, Phinock and Blue Cocks). Date: 1865

Background imageCocks Collection: Cockerel in blackberry brambles

Cockerel in blackberry brambles
A cockerel in blackberry brambles. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageCocks Collection: Cockerel design

Cockerel design
A cockerel design. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageCocks Collection: Pigeons - A portrait of four Homing Pigeons

Pigeons - A portrait of four Homing Pigeons
The pictured Racing Homing Pigeons were the property of J. Oliver Esq. of Bexhill, and were trained by The Brighton and County of Sussex Society

Background imageCocks Collection: Ye Old Fighting Cocks Public House, St Albans, Hertfordshire

Ye Old Fighting Cocks Public House, St Albans, Hertfordshire, England. Date: 1920s

Background imageCocks Collection: The Village, Three Cocks, Breconshire

The Village, Three Cocks, Breconshire
The Village, Three Cocks, Brecon, Breconshire, Wales. Date: 1930s

Background imageCocks Collection: Poland fowls and speckled Hamburg hens

Poland fowls and speckled Hamburg hens
Cocks and chickens: Poland fowls and speckled Hamburgs

Background imageCocks Collection: Caroline Ctess Somers

Caroline Ctess Somers
CAROLINE HARRIET, nee Yorke, countess SOMERS (while she was viscountess Eastnor) wife of John Somers-Cocks, second earl Date: 1794 - 1873

Background imageCocks Collection: Man with Game Cocks - Stone Sails - Guadalupe, Mexico

Man with Game Cocks - Stone Sails - Guadalupe, Mexico
Inset photograph of a man carrying Game Cocks and the Stone Sails Monument (in the grounds of the Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe) - Guadalupe, Mexico. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageCocks Collection: HOKUSAI, Katsushika (1760-1849). Cocks. Japanese

HOKUSAI, Katsushika (1760-1849). Cocks. Japanese art. Ukiyo-e school. Painting

Background imageCocks Collection: Snyders, Frans (1579-1657)

Snyders, Frans (1579-1657). Fight of Cocks. Baroque art.; Flemish art. Oil on canvas

Background imageCocks Collection: Chinese children fighting cocks

Chinese children fighting cocks

Background imageCocks Collection: Mexican with his two fighting cocks, Crystal City, Texas

Mexican with his two fighting cocks, Crystal City, Texas. Date 1939 Mar

Background imageCocks Collection: Cockerel, hen and chicks in a farmyard

Cockerel, hen and chicks in a farmyard
A cockerel, hen and three chicks in a farmyard. Date: circa early 20th century

Background imageCocks Collection: Man with rooster

Man with rooster
Man with a rooster, 1959. Date: 1959

Background imageCocks Collection: A rooster

A rooster
The rooster in a Swedish primer from 1637 Date: 1637

Background imageCocks Collection: Malt House Weathervane

Malt House Weathervane
Weathervane on the roof of a malthouse at Aldbourne, Wiltshire, England. Date: 1960s

Background imageCocks Collection: Owl Weathervane

Owl Weathervane
A quaint and amusing owl weathevane at Kippford, Kirkoudbrightshire, Scotland. Date: 1950s

Background imageCocks Collection: Tower of London Tourists

Tower of London Tourists
A woman cocks her ear to listen to a Beefeater giving directions to her and her family during a visit to the Tower of London, England. Date: 1950s



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