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Background imageCrossing Collection: Olympic 400m race finish 1924, Eric Liddell

Olympic 400m race finish 1924, Eric Liddell
End of the 400 metres final at the 1924 Paris Olympics, showing Scot, Eric Liddell, crossing the finish line first. Liddell was made famous in the film, Chariots of Fire. Date: 1924

Background imageCrossing Collection: The Building of the Tyne Bridge - Newcastle-upon-Tyne (4 / 4)

The Building of the Tyne Bridge - Newcastle-upon-Tyne (4 / 4)
The Building of the Tyne Bridge - Newcastle-upon-Tyne - The spans reaching out from both sides of the river - 11th January 1928. Date: 1928

Background imageCrossing Collection: King William III

King William III. Crossing the River Boyne July 1st 1690. Date: July 1st 1690

Background imageCrossing 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 imageCrossing Collection: Hannibal crossing the Alps

Hannibal crossing the Alps
Hannibal and his army crosses the Alps - an epic overland journey from Carthage to Italy during the Second Punic War in Italy (218-203 BC). Two of Hannibals war elephants are pictured

Background imageCrossing Collection: Badger & Mole / Willow

Badger & Mole / Willow
Badger & Mole on their way to rescue the Toad: " Crossing the hall, they passed down one of the principal tunnels". Date: First published: 1908

Background imageCrossing Collection: Hannibal crossing the Alps with his army and elephants

Hannibal crossing the Alps with his army and elephants
SECOND PUNIC WAR : Hannibal, the Carthaginian leader, descending into Italy after crossing the Alps with his army, including war elephants

Background imageCrossing Collection: Hannibal / Naples Bust

Hannibal / Naples Bust
HANNIBAL Carthaginian general, famous for his crossing of the Alps

Background imageCrossing Collection: Middlesbrough Town Hall

Middlesbrough Town Hall, a typical Victorian municipal building, with a lofty clock tower, was officially opened by Edward, Prince of Wales later Edward VII), in 1889

Background imageCrossing Collection: Cambrian Coast Express

Cambrian Coast Express
The Cambrian Coast Express steam locomotive train, at Llanbadarn crossing, near Aberystwyth, Wales

Background imageCrossing Collection: Silver Cross advertisement

Silver Cross advertisement
Advertisement for Silver Cross prams (or baby coaches), featuring an immaculately turned out young 1950s mother wearing an off the shoulder pink dress with pearls, heels and long yellow gloves

Background imageCrossing Collection: Rainy Street, Manchester

Rainy Street, Manchester
A typical English street on a rainy shopping day: an elderly couple use the zebra crossing

Background imageCrossing Collection: Hamburg American line passenger ship poster

Hamburg American line passenger ship poster
Bright and graphic poster advertising the Southampton to New York service run by the Hamburg-American company. An enormous passenger liner is depicted with its funnels belching smoke

Background imageCrossing Collection: Crossing the Forthbridge

Crossing the Forthbridge
A London and North Eastern Railway train crosses the Forth Bridge, near Edinburgh, Scotland. Date: 1930s

Background imageCrossing Collection: The Spiral Bridge - Hastings, Minnesota, USA

The Spiral Bridge - Hastings, Minnesota, USA - completes in 1895, the only one of its kind in the world. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageCrossing Collection: Metropolitan Police officer on traffic duty

Metropolitan Police officer on traffic duty
A Metropolitan Police officer, PC Edward Ridout of Chelsea Police Station, on traffic duty. He is standing by a zebra crossing to help a little boy across the road

Background imageCrossing Collection: Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims on the road

Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims on the road
* NOTE - FULL FILE IS A LONG PANORAMA - Preview split into 3 sections for ease of viewing * Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims on the road reproduction of a painting by Stephen Reid (1873-1948) (from left)

Background imageCrossing Collection: Rubans de Paris - Corner of Maddox Street / St George Street

Rubans de Paris - Corner of Maddox Street / St George Street
Rubans de Paris (Milliner and Draper) - Corner of Maddox Street (39a) / St George Street, London. Date: 1930s

Background imageCrossing Collection: Railway Station, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire

Railway Station, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire
Railway Station, Woodhall Spa, near Horncastle, Lincolnshire, England. Great Northern Railway - Showing Level Crossing & Footbridge Date: 1906

Background imageCrossing Collection: Leven Thistle Golf Club and Scoonie Burn, Scotland

Leven Thistle Golf Club and Scoonie Burn, Scotland
The Scoonie Burn, crossing the Leven Thistle Golf Club (founded i 1867), Leven, the Kingdom of Fife, Scotland. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageCrossing Collection: BONEO, Mart�(1829-1915). General San Martin

BONEO, Mart�(1829-1915). General San Martin
BONEO, Mart� (1829-1915). General San Martin after crossing the Andes. 1865. Scene with Generals Jose de San Mart� and Bernardo O Higgins. Oil on canvas. ARGENTINA. Buenos Aires

Background imageCrossing Collection: The Battle of the Roer Triangle; Second World War, 1945

The Battle of the Roer Triangle; Second World War, 1945
Sketch showing the Allied Second Army crossing the Vloed Beek in Holland during a night attack on the 17th January 1945. On the left of the image one can see sappers constructing an improvised

Background imageCrossing Collection: Halleys Comet as it appeared in 1910

Halleys Comet as it appeared in 1910
The course of Halleys Comet across the night sky through April and May, 1910. The next predicted perihelion of Halleys Comet is 28 July 2061 Date: 1910

Background imageCrossing Collection: The ocean liner Normandie by G. H. Davis

The ocean liner Normandie by G. H. Davis
The new giant French ocean liner which made a record Atlantic crossing in four days, three hours: the " Normandie" - a diagrammatic drawing of her interior construction by G. H

Background imageCrossing Collection: Colliery & Railway, Denaby Main, Yorkshire

Colliery & Railway, Denaby Main, Yorkshire
Colliery & Railway, Denaby Main, Doncaster, near Mexborough, Yorkshire, England. Showing Denaby Railway Crossing Date: 1900s

Background imageCrossing Collection: Harriet Quimby getting ready for flight 1912

Harriet Quimby getting ready for flight 1912
Harriet Quimby (1875 1912), American airwoman and a movie screenwriter. In 1911, she was awarded a U.S. pilots certificate by the Aero Club of America

Background imageCrossing Collection: The Transporter at Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales

The Transporter at Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales
The Newport Transporter Bridge - a transporter bridge crossing the River Usk in Newport, South Wales (Monmouthshire). A Grade I listed structure, designed by French engineer Ferdinand Arnodin

Background imageCrossing Collection: British Mark IV tank with Tadpole Tail, WW1

British Mark IV tank with Tadpole Tail, WW1
British Mark IV tank with Tadpole Tail, introduced in 1917 and used during the latter part of the First World War. The Tadpole Tail was an elongation of the rear horns to increase trench-crossing

Background imageCrossing Collection: Bristol Temple Meads Station, Bristol

Bristol Temple Meads Station, Bristol
Street scene outside Bristol Temple Meads Great Western Railway Station, Bristol. An open-topped bus is passing by, and a train is crossing the railway bridge

Background imageCrossing Collection: Hannibal and his army crosses the Alps

Hannibal and his army crosses the Alps - an epic overland journey from Carthage to Italy during the Second Punic War in Italy (218-203 BC). Two of Hannibals war elephants are pictured

Background imageCrossing 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 imageCrossing Collection: Railway crossing at Newcastle-on-Tyne

Railway crossing at Newcastle-on-Tyne
View of the railway crossing at Newcastle-on-Tyne -- claimed to be the largest crossing in the world. Date: circa early 20th century

Background imageCrossing Collection: The Building of the Tyne Bridge - Newcastle-upon-Tyne (3 / 4)

The Building of the Tyne Bridge - Newcastle-upon-Tyne (3 / 4)
The Building of the Tyne Bridge - Newcastle-upon-Tyne - The spans supported by cables to each shore - 9th February 1928. Date: 1928

Background imageCrossing Collection: Shipyard Workers crossing Queens Bridge

Shipyard Workers crossing Queens Bridge (Study for Men of the Home Front ). Conor, William 1881-1968

Background imageCrossing Collection: Auld Brig o Doon, Ayr, Scotland

Auld Brig o Doon, Ayr, Scotland
The Brig o Doon (Bridge of Doon) - a late medieval bridge used as the setting for the final verse of the Robert Burnss poem Tam o Shanter

Background imageCrossing 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 imageCrossing Collection: Taffs Well Viaduct, near Cardiff, Glamorgan, South Wales

Taffs Well Viaduct, near Cardiff, Glamorgan, South Wales
View of Taffs Well Viaduct, also known as Walnut Tree Viaduct, near Cardiff, Glamorgan, South Wales. This was a railway viaduct crossing the canal

Background imageCrossing Collection: A box of Christmas Eve crackers

A box of Christmas Eve crackers
A lovely box of Christmas crackers from the 1920s, with the contents intact and the box lid featuring a bright and jolly picture of Father Christmas being helped to cross the road by a policeman

Background imageCrossing Collection: Commandos Crossing the Rhine at Wesel; Second World War, 194

Commandos Crossing the Rhine at Wesel; Second World War, 194
Sketch showing the night crossing of the River Rhine, made by British Royal Marine Commandos of the 21st Army Group, near Wesel in Germany, 23rd March 1945

Background imageCrossing Collection: Queen Victoria travelling over the Tay bridge

Queen Victoria travelling over the Tay bridge
Queen Victoria crossing the Tay Bridge, Dundee. Later that year the Tay bridge collapsed while a train was crossing resulting in the deaths of 75 people

Background imageCrossing 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 imageCrossing 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 imageCrossing 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 imageCrossing 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 imageCrossing Collection: Hannibal crossing the Rhone River

Hannibal crossing the Rhone River
SECOND PUNIC WAR: Hannibal, the Carthaginian leader, crossing the Rhone River, probably near Aurasio in present-day France

Background imageCrossing Collection: Crossing Windermere

Crossing Windermere
Two sight-seeing excursion coaches are carried by steam ferry across Lake Windermere, in the heart of Englands Lake District

Background imageCrossing Collection: British Countryside - The Bridge at Eynsford, Kent

British Countryside - The Bridge at Eynsford, Kent
British Countryside - The 15th century stone bridge at Eynsford, Kent. Date: 1938

Background imageCrossing Collection: International Bridge between El Paso, Texas / Juarez, Mexico

International Bridge between El Paso, Texas / Juarez, Mexico
Splendid view of the International Bridge between El Paso, Texas / Juarez, Mexico. Date: circa 1910s



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