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First Christmas Card by Sir Henry Cole and John Horsley
First Christmas Card by Sir Henry Cole and John Horsley
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Suffragette W.S.P.U Holloway Brooch
Suffragette W.S.P.U Holloway Brooch
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Battersea Power Station
Battersea Power Station
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Festival of Britain 1951 - The Skylon, South Bank, London
Festival of Britain 1951 - The Skylon, South Bank, London
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Hammersmith Bridge
Hammersmith Bridge
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Churchill AVRE Tank in France; Second World War, 1944
Churchill AVRE Tank in France; Second World War, 1944
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Canberra: the swimming-pool
Canberra: the swimming-pool
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Imperial Hotel, Tokyo
Imperial Hotel, Tokyo
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Suffragette W.S.P.U Ribbon Badge
Suffragette W.S.P.U Ribbon Badge
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Poster, Wengernalp Jungfrau Railway, Switzerland
Poster, Wengernalp Jungfrau Railway, Switzerland
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The Mammoth Iron Steam-Ship Great Eastern
The Mammoth Iron Steam-Ship Great Eastern
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Forth Bridge Construct
Forth Bridge Construct
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First Christmas Card by Sir Henry Cole and John Horsley Featured Print

First Christmas Card by Sir Henry Cole and John Horsley

Reputedly the first Christmas card, this was designed by Horsley in 1843, and a coloured version sent out by Sir Henry Cole in 1846.
Commissioned by Sir Henry Cole and illustrated by John Callcott Horsley in London on 1 May 1843. The central picture shows three generations of a family raising a toast to the card's recipient: on either side are charity scenes including food and clothing being given to the poor. Allegedly the image of the family drinking wine together proved controversial, but the idea was shrewd: Cole had helped introduce the Penny Post three years earlier. Two batches totaling 2, 050 cards were printed and sold that year for a shilling each, and of those just a dozen are known to have survived.
We are offering reproduction prints of the original design. In 2001 an original version sold for a record 22, 500 pounds sterling at auction in Devizes, Wiltshire, England. After attracting bids from collectors in Britain and America, it eventually sold for the record-breaking price.
The auctioned card was especially sought after because it was sent by Sir Henry to his grandmother and aunt, and signed by the great Victorian.
John Callcott Horsley was an English painter, illustrator, and designer. Born in London on 29 January 1817, he was the grand-nephew of the English landscape painter Sir Augustus Callcott. His sister, Mary Elizabeth Horsley, was the wife of the famous British engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
Horsley studied painting at the Royal Academy where he met the painter Thomas Webster. His paintings were largely of historical subjects set in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, influenced by the Dutch masters Pieter de Hooch and Vermeer. From 1875 to 1897, Horsley was a rector and treasurer of the Royal Academy. Because he was strictly against nude models he earned the nickname "Clothes-Horsley".
Cole is credited with devising the concept of sending greeting cards at Christmas time

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Maesycrugiau Manor
Maesycrugiau Manor
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ILN Royal Wedding Number November 1947 by Terence Cuneo
ILN Royal Wedding Number November 1947 by Terence Cuneo
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Royal Holloway College
Royal Holloway College
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Suffragette, The House That Man Built Banner
Suffragette, The House That Man Built Banner
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Lady Golfers Outfit
Lady Golfers Outfit
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Ladies by Sea/France/Fem
Ladies by Sea/France/Fem
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Public Drying Ground
Public Drying Ground
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Miles Sparrowhawk
Miles Sparrowhawk
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MUSIC ROOM/1933
MUSIC ROOM/1933
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Union Workhouse, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire
Union Workhouse, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire
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Leamington Spa Pump Room
Leamington Spa Pump Room
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Bristol Brabazon
Bristol Brabazon
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Suffragette, The House That Man Built Banner Featured Print

Suffragette, The House That Man Built Banner

Suffragette, The House That Man Built Banner. Pro-Suffrage Viewpoint, showing suffragettes carrying a banner. Based on an actual banner, From Prison to Citizenship which was designed by Lawrence Housman for the Kensington branch of the W.S.P.U in 1908. This is The House that man built. And this is the flag of the woman's franchise Date: circa 1908

© The March of the Women Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library

England/Leasowes
England/Leasowes
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Kings Cross Station/1895
Kings Cross Station/1895
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Shackletons Sled-Car
Shackletons Sled-Car
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Stowe House C18Th
Stowe House C18Th
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The Paragon Blackheath
The Paragon Blackheath
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Drawing Room at Thomas Hardys home, Max Gate
Drawing Room at Thomas Hardys home, Max Gate
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Southampton Civic Centre
Southampton Civic Centre
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Design drawing for a man-powered flying machine designed by
Design drawing for a man-powered flying machine designed by
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Stepney Union Workhouse
Stepney Union Workhouse
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Douglas Dakota picking up a glider, Normandy; Second World W
Douglas Dakota picking up a glider, Normandy; Second World W
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Anna May Wong/Bystander
Anna May Wong/Bystander
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Ploughing up England
Ploughing up England
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Douglas Dakota picking up a glider, Normandy; Second World W Featured Print

Douglas Dakota picking up a glider, Normandy; Second World W

Illustration showing a Douglas Dakota, C-47 Skytrain, swooping down with a hook trailing to pick up a Waco glider, Normandy, France, 1944. This system of launching and towing a glider was designed as a time-saving measure, so that tug aircraft, such as the Dakota, could pick up gliders without landing. This illustration was made by the Illustrated London News special artist, C.E. Turner using information supplied by the US Ninth Air Force

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

M.I.T. Calculator 1930S
M.I.T. Calculator 1930S
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Covent Garden, 1810
Covent Garden, 1810
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Titanic Postcard
Titanic Postcard
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St Olave Union Workhouse, Ladywell, South London - Dining Ha
St Olave Union Workhouse, Ladywell, South London - Dining Ha
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The Camden Turkish Baths, 11a Kentish Town Road, London
The Camden Turkish Baths, 11a Kentish Town Road, London
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Repeating Pattern - Heath Robinson Motorcars
Repeating Pattern - Heath Robinson Motorcars
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Repeating Pattern - Tea Cups
Repeating Pattern - Tea Cups
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Bramley Workhouse, Armley, Leeds
Bramley Workhouse, Armley, Leeds
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The F.A. Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, 1923
The F.A. Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, 1923
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Congleton Union Workhouse, Arclid, Cheshire
Congleton Union Workhouse, Arclid, Cheshire
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The Great Western Railway terminus at Paddington Station
The Great Western Railway terminus at Paddington Station
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CURTISS GOLD BUG NY
CURTISS GOLD BUG NY
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