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Dec16 Collection

Background imageDec16 Collection: Drury Lane Theatre in London

Drury Lane Theatre in London
Scene outside the Drury Lane Theatre in London. Designed by Benjamin Dean Wyatt, it opened on 10 October 1812. Artist signature is Shepherd. Date: 1900s ?

Background imageDec16 Collection: Someone Drops a Sixpence Near Somerset House - HM Bateman

Someone Drops a Sixpence Near Somerset House - HM Bateman
H.M. Bateman had a particular loathing for the taxman as exemplified in this cartoon showing the inhabitants of Somerset House (then the home of the Inland Revenue)

Background imageDec16 Collection: Venice, Italy - Grand Hotel Royal Danieli and Gondolas

Venice, Italy - Grand Hotel Royal Danieli and Gondolas. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageDec16 Collection: Trafalgar Square 1926

Trafalgar Square 1926
Trafalgar Square, London 1926, at night - street lighting, car headlights, Nelsons Column through the gloom. Date: 1926

Background imageDec16 Collection: The Royal Wimbledon Golf Club

The Royal Wimbledon Golf Club
Members of the Royal Wimbledon Golf Club, caricatured by Mel in The Tatler. 1933

Background imageDec16 Collection: 1930s woman cooking in her kitchen

1930s woman cooking in her kitchen
A woman stands at a kitchen pantry or dresser trying out new recipes. Attached to the work service is a hand operated meat mincer. Date: c.1930

Background imageDec16 Collection: Some Stalwarts of the Greyhound Racing World by Autori

Some Stalwarts of the Greyhound Racing World by Autori
Caricatures of well-known personalities in the greyhound racing world in 1933. Among those shown is A. C. Critchley and Lady Chesham. Date: 1933

Background imageDec16 Collection: Borneo, Malaysia - Sarawak - Kuching

Borneo, Malaysia - Sarawak - Kuching
Kuching, capital of the Malaysian state of Sarawak on the island of Borneo. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageDec16 Collection: Barnardos Children emigrating to Canada

Barnardos Children emigrating to Canada
Two hundred and fifty boys and girls from Dr. Barnardos Home at Riverside Station, Liverpool on their way to Canada. So many Barnardos children emigrated to Canada that one in eleven Canadians today

Background imageDec16 Collection: May Goelet (Duchess of Roxburghe) as a little girl

May Goelet (Duchess of Roxburghe) as a little girl
Miss Mary ( May ) Goelet, American heiress, who married Henry Innes-Kerr, 8th Duke of Roxburghe in 1903, becoming Duchess of Roxburghe and bringing with her a dowry of some $20 million

Background imageDec16 Collection: Book cover - Good-bye Summer - game of tennis

Book cover - Good-bye Summer - game of tennis
Front cover of a book showing an Edwardian couple playing a game of tennis. c.1905

Background imageDec16 Collection: Tatler cover- Duchess of Kent and her sisters

Tatler cover- Duchess of Kent and her sisters
Front cover of The Tatler featuring a portrait of three royal sisters, the daughters of Prince and Princess Nicholas of Greece

Background imageDec16 Collection: Princess Caraboo by Fortunino Matania

Princess Caraboo by Fortunino Matania
Mary Baker (n饠 Willcocks) (1791-1864) a Devonshire cobblers daughter and noted impostor. Posing as the fictional Princess Caraboo

Background imageDec16 Collection: The Grand Staircase in Dorchester House

The Grand Staircase in Dorchester House
Interior of Dorchester House at the time it was the residence of the American Ambassador in London, Mr Whitelaw Reid. Located on Park Lane, it was designed by Lewis Vulliamy for Robert Holford

Background imageDec16 Collection: Emperor Napoleon lying in state: crowds at Chislehurst

Emperor Napoleon lying in state: crowds at Chislehurst
The exiled Emperor Napoleon lying in state: the crowd at the gate of his home in Chislehurst, England. Date: January 1873

Background imageDec16 Collection: General William Booth, Salvation Army Headquarters

General William Booth, Salvation Army Headquarters
William Booth (1829-1912), British founder of the Salvation Army, and first General pictured in the meeting-room at the headquarters of the Salvation Army in Queen Victoria Street in a photograph

Background imageDec16 Collection: Calcagno family monument, Staglieno Cemetery, Genoa, Italy

Calcagno family monument, Staglieno Cemetery, Genoa, Italy, by Adolfo Apolloni, 1904. A bronze masterpiece statue lying on the steps

Background imageDec16 Collection: King Edward VIII with Wallis Simpson

King Edward VIII with Wallis Simpson
King Edward VIII, later Duke of Windsor (1894-1972), (king from 20 January to 11 December 1936), pictured with his wife Wallis Simpson (1896-1986) on board a boat waving circa 1960s

Background imageDec16 Collection: Lying in state of Wiliam Pitt the Elder, 1778

Lying in state of Wiliam Pitt the Elder, 1778
William Pitt the Elder, 1st Earl of Chatham, lying in state in Westminster Abbey. Drawn on the spot, 8th June 1778. Date: 1778

Background imageDec16 Collection: The Emperor Napoleon lying in state

The Emperor Napoleon lying in state
The late Emperor Napoleon III of France (1808-1873)lying in state at Camden Place, Chislehurst. January 1873

Background imageDec16 Collection: Debutante poses in a shop window, 1928

Debutante poses in a shop window, 1928
A novel window display in a store in Knightsbridge, London during the summer season, showing a young woman dressed in a court gown with bouquet

Background imageDec16 Collection: Preparing for the Snow-Ball Fight by Charles Robinson

Preparing for the Snow-Ball Fight by Charles Robinson
Illustration titled Preparing for the Snow-Ball Fight. This image shows a group of children making a pile of snow balls in preparation for a fight

Background imageDec16 Collection: Queen Mary and daughter Princess Mary

Queen Mary and daughter Princess Mary
Queen Mary (Queen consort of king George V) (1867-1953) and her daughter Princess Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood (Viscountess Lascelles) (1897-1965). Date: circa 1912

Background imageDec16 Collection: The River Nile and the Pyramids of Giza, Cairo, Egypt

The River Nile and the Pyramids of Giza, Cairo, Egypt
Postcard of The River Nile and the Pyramids of Giza, Cairo, Egypt. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageDec16 Collection: Pedro Gonzalez, the hairy man

Pedro Gonzalez, the hairy man
Pedro Gonzalez, (also spelt Gonsalvus), 16th century noble born hairy man, (flourished 1582) and his French wife of " outstanding beauty". circa 1582

Background imageDec16 Collection: The Fat Boy of Peckham

The Fat Boy of Peckham
John Trundley, or sometimes, Trunley (1898 - 1944), known as the Fat Boy of Peckham shown in a series of photographs at the time he was appearing at the Royal in Holborn

Background imageDec16 Collection: Sidney Reilly, Ace of Spies

Sidney Reilly, Ace of Spies
Sidney George Reilly (c.  1873 c.  1925), commonly known as the " Ace of Spies", secret agent of the British Secret Service Bureau

Background imageDec16 Collection: Princess Caraboo and Napoleon by Fortunino Matania

Princess Caraboo and Napoleon by Fortunino Matania
Mary Baker (n饠 Willcocks) (1791-1864) a Devonshire cobblers daughter and noted impostor. Posing as the fictional Princess Caraboo

Background imageDec16 Collection: Christmas Puddings at Buszards in Oxford Street

Christmas Puddings at Buszards in Oxford Street
An impressive pyramid display of Christmas puddings at Buszards in Oxford Street. Buszards was a bride cake manufacturer, confectioner and tea room based at 197-199 Oxford Street. Date: 1903

Background imageDec16 Collection: Lots Road Power Station, 1926

Lots Road Power Station, 1926
Lots Road Power Station, in Chelsea, London, 1926. By night. Date: 1926

Background imageDec16 Collection: Bystander front cover featuring Miss Margaret Whigham

Bystander front cover featuring Miss Margaret Whigham
Margaret Whigham (1912 - 1993), British society figure, debutante of the year in 1930. Later Mrs Charles Sweeny, after marrying the American golfer, and then Duchess of Argyll

Background imageDec16 Collection: Marble thrones in the Theatre of Dionysus, Athens, Greece

Marble thrones in the Theatre of Dionysus, Athens, Greece
The Theatre of Dionysus, Athens, Greece. Alterations to the stage were made in the Hellenistic period, and 67 marble thrones (4 pictured here) were added around the periphery of the orchestra

Background imageDec16 Collection: Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood

Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood (Victoria Alexandra Alice Mary 18971965) -the third child and only daughter of King George V and Queen Mary. Date: circa 1912

Background imageDec16 Collection: King George V (Scottish attire) and Wire Fox Terrier, Caesar

King George V (Scottish attire) and Wire Fox Terrier, Caesar
His Majesty King George V (1865-1936) in Scottish costume, pictured with Caesar (18981914), the pet Wire Fox Terrier terrier of his Father King Edward VII. Date: circa 1912

Background imageDec16 Collection: Ladies Hats manufactured by Atelier Bachwitz

Ladies Hats manufactured by Atelier Bachwitz - These fine examples are available through boutiques and specialist outlets in Brussels, Paris, Vienna and New York. Date: 1911

Background imageDec16 Collection: Paris exhibition 1878, pavilion of Indian collection

Paris exhibition 1878, pavilion of Indian collection
Exposition Universelle in Paris, 1878. The pavilion of the Prince of Waless (later King Edward VII) Indian collection in the grand vestibule of the exhibition palace. 1878

Background imageDec16 Collection: A selection of the Princes gifts, 1876

A selection of the Princes gifts, 1876
A selection of the presents made to the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) during his Royal Progress through India in 1875-6. They have been arranged in the India Museum, South Kensington

Background imageDec16 Collection: Alhambra Theatre, Leicester Square, destroyed by fire 1882

Alhambra Theatre, Leicester Square, destroyed by fire 1882
Cover of the Illustrated London News, 16th December 1882, showing the destruction of the Alhambra Theatre in Londons Leicester Square by fire on 7th December 1882. 1882

Background imageDec16 Collection: Siegfried slaying the great dragon Fafner

Siegfried slaying the great dragon Fafner
Act two : armed with the magic sword Notung, Siegfried kills Fafner, who has taken on the form of a dragon. Scene from Wagners Siegfried. Date: 1903

Background imageDec16 Collection: Where Wicked Sportsmen Go - The Huntsmans Purgatory

Where Wicked Sportsmen Go - The Huntsmans Purgatory
Several huntsmen stuck in snowy purgatory surrounded by a number of vengeful foxes. Date: 1903

Background imageDec16 Collection: Viyella clothing for all athletic purposes

Viyella clothing for all athletic purposes
Advertisement for Viyella, high-class washing material suitable for all athletic purposes including golfing, hockey and fencing. Ideal for the active young woman of 1903. Date: 1903

Background imageDec16 Collection: The Design Department of Raphael Tuck & Sons

The Design Department of Raphael Tuck & Sons
The designing room at Raphael Tuck & Sons, fine art publishers of prints, cards, Almanacks and postcards, staffed largely by women

Background imageDec16 Collection: Adolph Tuck of Raphael Tuck passing a card design

Adolph Tuck of Raphael Tuck passing a card design
Adolph Tuck, Sir Adolph Tuck, 1st Baronet (1854-1926), fine art publisher and chairman of Raphael Tuck & Sons, pictured with his son passing a design for a Christmas card in 1903

Background imageDec16 Collection: Dick Whittington. Artist Will True

Dick Whittington. Artist Will True
Dick Whittington. Again the reverse is blank. Dick is being shown the door by his mother, the pantomime dame, always of course played by a man. The artist is Will True. 1900s

Background imageDec16 Collection: Deacons Music Hall, Finsbury, London

Deacons Music Hall, Finsbury, London
Postcard with " A view of Deacons Music Hall which was demolished in 1891 for the making of Rosebery Avenue" in Finsbury

Background imageDec16 Collection: Mrs Wilfred Ashley and child (Edwina Mountbatten)

Mrs Wilfred Ashley and child (Edwina Mountbatten)
Mrs Wilfred Ashley, wife of 1st Baron Mount Temple, pictured with her elder child, the future Edwina Lady Louis Mountbatten. Date: 1906

Background imageDec16 Collection: Richard Caton Woodville at work on a painting

Richard Caton Woodville at work on a painting
Richard Caton Woodville (1856-1927) painter of military scenes and artist for the Illustrated London News for the majority of his career. Renowned for depicting glorious deeds of the British empire

Background imageDec16 Collection: May Sutton Bundy, tennis champion

May Sutton Bundy, tennis champion
May Godfrey Sutton Bundy (September 25, 1886 October 4, 1975) female American tennis champion who was active during the first decades of the 20th century



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