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Background imageDirect Collection: Kitchener Poster C. 1915

Kitchener Poster C. 1915
Your Country Needs You This direct and graphic recruitment poster featuring Lord Kitchener, aimed to command and inspire

Background imageDirect Collection: Poster advertising Pan American World Airways

Poster advertising Pan American World Airways
Poster for Pan American World Airways, later known as Pan Am, advertising a direct service between Paris and New York. Enfin!

Background imageDirect Collection: Aviator John Alcock 1919

Aviator John Alcock 1919
Captain in the Royal Air Force, he was the pilot of the first direct transatlantic flight in June 1919 with navigator Arthur Whitten Brown

Background imageDirect Collection: Nord Air Express Poster

Nord Air Express Poster
Nord Air Express Air France - Sabena Poster, the direct route for Scandinavia, with a map showing routes between cities. 20th century

Background imageDirect Collection: Poster, French Line CGT, Plymouth to New York

Poster, French Line CGT, Plymouth to New York
Travel poster, French Line CGT, designed by Rodmell, Harry Hudson (1896?1984), Plymouth direct to New York, lithograph in colours backed onto linen. Printed by EDIA, Paris. 40ins. 25ins

Background imageDirect Collection: Blitz in London -- sub-fire station, Finsbury, WW2

Blitz in London -- sub-fire station, Finsbury, WW2
Blitz in London -- firefighters clearing debris at what was their sub-fire station in Hugh Myddleton Primary School, Finsbury, EC1. The building took a direct hit from a high explosive bomb

Background imageDirect Collection: Arthur Whitten Brown

Arthur Whitten Brown
Lieutenant in the Royal Air Force, he was the navigator of the first direct transatlantic flight in June 1919 piloted by Captain John Alcock

Background imageDirect Collection: Advert, Rolls-Royce, Vickers Vimy biplane

Advert, Rolls-Royce, Vickers Vimy biplane
Advert for Rolls-Royce, 25th anniversary of a Vickers Vimy biplane with Rolls-Royce engines, first direct Atlantic crossing by air, June 1919. 1944

Background imageDirect Collection: Studies in Femininity, The Minx, by Suzanne Meunier

Studies in Femininity, The Minx, by Suzanne Meunier. 1928

Background imageDirect Collection: Garrett Ploughing Tractor 33180, 'The Joker'

Garrett Ploughing Tractor 33180, 'The Joker' (aka 'The Suffolk Punch'), regn BJ 4483, One of four built; the first direct ploughing steam traction engine. Seen at Stourpaine on 26 September 1976

Background imageDirect Collection: Natal Line of Steamers, passenger ships

Natal Line of Steamers, passenger ships, London to Natal direct, sailings every ten days. 1905

Background imageDirect Collection: Wright (Armstrong Siddeley) J65 Sapphire turbojet engine

Wright (Armstrong Siddeley) J65 Sapphire turbojet engine
Wright J65 (Armstrong Siddeley) Sapphire turbojet engine. The Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire was a British turbojet engine licence- Built in the United States by Curtiss-Wright of the Wright

Background imageDirect Collection: WW2 - Atlantic Spy

WW2 - Atlantic Spy
A front cover illustration for a WW2 children's story book, Atlantic Spy, written by Frank Elias. The image depicts an explosion from a direct hit on a large ship. Date: 1940

Background imageDirect Collection: RMS Titanic, table of English composer Archibald Joyce

RMS Titanic, table of English composer Archibald Joyce
An important piece of musical and Titanic history, a late 19th/early 20th century oak barley twist gateleg table on which the composer and ?English Waltz King? Archibald Joyce (1873)

Background imageDirect Collection: Spring balance brass dial, Samuel Cody Archive

Spring balance brass dial, Samuel Cody Archive
EARLY AVIATION PIONEERS - THE SAMUEL CODY ARCHIVE: The spring balance used by Cody in early engine-thrust tests. Circa 1908, by Salter?s, the brass dial marked to 600lb

Background imageDirect Collection: Tree and spring balance brass dial, Samuel Cody Archive

Tree and spring balance brass dial, Samuel Cody Archive
EARLY AVIATION PIONEERS - THE SAMUEL CODY ARCHIVE: The spring balance used by Cody in early engine-thrust tests. Circa 1908, by Salter?s, the brass dial marked to 600lb

Background imageDirect Collection: The Dreamer

The Dreamer
A portrait painting of a young figure, with short black hair, seated, holding her little finger to her mouth. Her eyes are staring without a direct focus, in a day dream. Date: 1879

Background imageDirect Collection: White Star Line, RMS Titanic - Charles Crumplin letter

White Star Line, RMS Titanic - Charles Crumplin letter
White Star Line, RMS Titanic - First Class Bedroom Steward and victim Charles Crumplin, handwritten letter on Titanic stationery with White Star Line watermark, undated but written from Queenstown

Background imageDirect Collection: Captain John Treasure Jones Archive - two items

Captain John Treasure Jones Archive - two items
Captain John Treasure Jones Archive. Born and raised on a small farm in Pembrokeshire, South Wales, John Treasure Jones (1905-1993) went to sea at the age of 15

Background imageDirect Collection: The Edison Shop Advertisement

The Edison Shop Advertisement
An advertisement picture for The Edison Shop, promoting The New Edison, accompanied by a female model. Embodies a New Art?

Background imageDirect Collection: Painting of a Pipe Smoking Man

Painting of a Pipe Smoking Man
Oil portrait painting of a man smoking a pipe, from a direct front angle, wearing uniform, with orange scarf. Date: circa 1929

Background imageDirect Collection: Building workers dispute, Lambeth, South London

Building workers dispute, Lambeth, South London, 19 July 1977. Date: 1977

Background imageDirect Collection: Reims-Cessna F406 Caravan II G-MAFB

Reims-Cessna F406 Caravan II G-MAFB (msn F406-0080), operated by Direct Flight for the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. Date: circa 2004

Background imageDirect Collection: British Aerospace BAe 146-301ARA G-LUXE (msn E3001), of Direct Flight / Facility for Airborne

British Aerospace BAe 146-301ARA G-LUXE (msn E3001), of Direct Flight / Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements (FAAM), at the Royal International Air Tattoo - RAF Fairford 8 July 2012

Background imageDirect Collection: Young woman in car with open roof

Young woman in car with open roof
Young woman looks back from the passenger seat of an open-roofed car. Date: 1930s

Background imageDirect Collection: Woman at the wheel of her car

Woman at the wheel of her car
Stylish woman at the wheel of her car looks round quizzically. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageDirect Collection: Policeman on traffic duty, London

Policeman on traffic duty, London
Policeman directs traffic in Central London during rush hour. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageDirect Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Here is the News

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Here is the News
The Caption is Here is the News, and this is yours truly reading it. With radio being the most direct source of News, the broadcasts were avidly listened to

Background imageDirect Collection: British artillery covering the evacuation of Dunkirk, WW2

British artillery covering the evacuation of Dunkirk, WW2
British artillery (25-pounders) firing over open sights, while French and British infantry use their machine guns, to cover the evacuation of Dunkirk, northern France

Background imageDirect Collection: Aberdeen Line of Direct Steamers for Natal & East Africa

Aberdeen Line of Direct Steamers for Natal & East Africa
Advert for Aberdeen Line of Direct Steamers for Natal & East Africa. 1905

Background imageDirect Collection: Advert, Samson Barnett Mineral Water Machinist and Engineer

Advert, Samson Barnett Mineral Water Machinist and Engineer
Advertisement for Samson Barnett, Mineral Water Machinist and Engineer. 1862

Background imageDirect Collection: Advert, Orient Line of Steamships to Australia

Advert, Orient Line of Steamships to Australia, direct service in 40 days. 1880

Background imageDirect Collection: A Direct Hit, by Geoffrey Watson, WW1

A Direct Hit, by Geoffrey Watson, WW1
A Direct Hit, watercolour by Geoffrey Watson, First World War. 1918

Background imageDirect Collection: Cartoon, The Automatic Policeman

Cartoon, The Automatic Policeman -- Put a penny in the slot and he stops the traffic. 1889

Background imageDirect Collection: Anti-nuclear demonstrators at North Pickenham

Anti-nuclear demonstrators at North Pickenham
Members and supporters of the Direct Action Committee Against Nuclear War crouching in front of a lorry leaving a rocket base at North Pickenham, near Swaffham

Background imageDirect Collection: Merryweather single cylinder steam fire engine

Merryweather single cylinder steam fire engine
Merryweather single cylinder direct acting steam fire engine. Date: early 20th century

Background imageDirect Collection: GERMAN TOYSHOP

GERMAN TOYSHOP
Toys on display at the historic Leipzig Trade Fair, including (for the first time) American toys exhibited in direct competition with German toys. Date: 1930s

Background imageDirect Collection: APPLEBYS HOIST (LIFT)

APPLEBYS HOIST (LIFT)
Applebys direct-action hoist (hydraulic). Date: late 19th century

Background imageDirect Collection: STAMPING THE PRESS

STAMPING THE PRESS
Delivering the ILN to Somerset House to receive the official stamp : though not direct censorship, this is seen as a tax on knowledge, an infringe- ment of freedom of the press. Date: 1842

Background imageDirect Collection: JUDGMENT DAY, PISA

JUDGMENT DAY, PISA
At the Last Judgment, we shall rise from our graves to be judged according to our deeds, good and bad, and angels will direct us to Heaven or Hell, as the case may be

Background imageDirect Collection: Jewish man, El Ghriba synagogue - 2

Jewish man, El Ghriba synagogue - 2
Jewish man in the El Ghriba Synagogue, also known as Djerba Synagogue. It is on the Tunisian island of Djerba in the Jewish village of Hara Seghira, southwest of Houmt Souk Date: circa 1987

Background imageDirect Collection: Jewish man, El Ghriba synagogue - 3

Jewish man, El Ghriba synagogue - 3
Jewish man in the El Ghriba Synagogue, also known as Djerba Synagogue. It is on the Tunisian island of Djerba in the Jewish village of Hara Seghira

Background imageDirect Collection: Parisian Officer directing traffic on Les Grand Boulevards

Parisian Officer directing traffic on Les Grand Boulevards
A French Traffic Gendarme with a VERY fine moustache and beard combo direct traffic at a junction on the Grand Boulevards, Paris at the Porte Saint-Denis. Date: circa 1920

Background imageDirect Collection: Lady on 1912 Sunbeam motorcycle

Lady on 1912 Sunbeam motorcycle
Lady on a 1912 Sunbeam 500cc direct drive motorcycle, circa 1912

Background imageDirect Collection: A tuberculosis patient being given a direct blood

A tuberculosis patient being given a direct blood transfusion from a goat, at Dr Simon Bernheims clinic. France, ca. 1891. Engraving

Background imageDirect Collection: WWI Poster, Have you a reason or only an excuse?

WWI Poster, Have you a reason or only an excuse?
WWI Parliamentary Recruiting Committee Poster, Which? Have you a reason or only an excuse for not enlisting? Now! Date: 1915

Background imageDirect Collection: Bathing-time by Rene Vincent

Bathing-time by Rene Vincent
Art deco illustration depicting bathers with billowing towels and cloaks gathered around a car at the beach. The caption reads: Modern summer holiday-makers seen through an artists eyes

Background imageDirect Collection: Blitz in London -- Ricardo Street School, WW2

Blitz in London -- Ricardo Street School, WW2
Blitz in London -- Ricardo Street School, East London, being used as a fire sub-station, received a direct hit from a high explosive bomb on 1 November 1940



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