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Disguised Collection

Background imageDisguised Collection: Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890)

Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890)
Photograph of Sir Richard Francis Burton, the English explorer, linguist and diplomat. A master of up to 30 languages, Burton made a pilgrimage to Mecca disguised as a Pathan in 1853

Background imageDisguised Collection: Cid Officers as Dockers

Cid Officers as Dockers
C.I.D officers cunningly disguised as dockers during investigations into drug smugglers at Limehouse Docks, London. One man (r) has a hook for a hand!

Background imageDisguised Collection: WW1 - German Espionage - in disguise as a woman

WW1 - German Espionage - in disguise as a woman
WW1 - The Little German Maid - German Espionage - a German soldier prepares to get into disguise as a woman in order to infiltrate an approaching band of allied cavalry troops. Date: 1915

Background imageDisguised Collection: Native American Indian Buffalo Hunt Under the White Wolf Ski

Native American Indian Buffalo Hunt Under the White Wolf Skin. An Indian stratagem on the level prairies. Date: ca. 1858

Background imageDisguised Collection: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, Communist leader in disguise

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, Communist leader in disguise
A photograph of Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov Lenin (1870 - 1924), Communist leader in disguise, August 1917

Background imageDisguised Collection: WW1 - Aircraft Carrier - HMS Argus - Camouflaged

WW1 - Aircraft Carrier - HMS Argus - Camouflaged - served in Royal Navy 1918-1944. Converted from an Ocean Liner under cnstruction at the start of WW1. Date: circa 1918

Background imageDisguised Collection: Arming the Ulster Volunteer Force: Gun-running scenes at Lar

Arming the Ulster Volunteer Force: Gun-running scenes at Lar
The scene at Larne(20 miles from Belfast), where over 200 tons of guns and ammunitions were unloaded from the disguised steamer Mountjoy by the Ulster Volunteer Force

Background imageDisguised Collection: WW1 - German anti-British propaganda postcard

WW1 - German anti-British propaganda postcard - Caught and Trapped - a duplicitous British Army Officer is captured by the forces of the Central Powers trying to smuggle a machine gun to his men

Background imageDisguised Collection: Thuggee Chief 1843

Thuggee Chief 1843
Chief of the Thugs, captured by Captain Vallancey in Arcot disguised as a travellers escort

Background imageDisguised Collection: Italian soldier in white camouflage, WWI

Italian soldier in white camouflage, WWI
Camouflage or protective colouring - an Italian soldier during the First World War in white dress rendering him difficult to spot in snowy conditions. 1918

Background imageDisguised Collection: Peppered moth

Peppered moth
Two specimens of peppered moths exhibited on a soot-covered tree. This is a good demonstration of genetic selection through changing environment

Background imageDisguised Collection: Olive Malvery serving in a sweet shop

Olive Malvery serving in a sweet shop
In the early 1900s, Olive Malvery, an established singer and reciter of verse, became known for her investigative reports of Londons poor, especially women

Background imageDisguised Collection: Ayli : Orlando, Ros, Cel

Ayli : Orlando, Ros, Cel
Orlando, Rosalind (disguised as Ganymede) and Celia (disguised as Aliena) in the Forest of Arden

Background imageDisguised Collection: Journey to the West

Journey to the West
The master is rowed away by a disguised demon. From the legend of the Journey to the West

Background imageDisguised Collection: Scene from Shakespeares Twelfth Night

Scene from Shakespeares Twelfth Night
A scene from Shakespeares comedy, Twelfth Night, in which Sir Toby Belch encourages the reluctant duellists, Sir Andrew Aguecheek and the page Cesario (Viola disguised)

Background imageDisguised Collection: Sher. Holmes in Disguise

Sher. Holmes in Disguise
THE FINAL PROBLEM Holmes travels disguised as a Catholic priest. Date: First published: 1893

Background imageDisguised Collection: JEFFREYS (1648 - 1689)

JEFFREYS (1648 - 1689)
GEORGE JEFFREYS, 1st Baron Jeffreys, Lord Chief Justice (JUDGE JEFFREYS); Siezed at Wapping, attempting to flee the country disguised as a sailor in 1688

Background imageDisguised Collection: Flotow Martha Quartet

Flotow Martha Quartet
The delightful spinning quartet from Act Two, as the two posh ladies, disguised as country girls, reveal their inability to perform mundane household tasks

Background imageDisguised Collection: Ayli : Rosalind, Celia

Ayli : Rosalind, Celia
Rosalind and Celia, disguised as Ganymede and his sister Aliena, wander in the Forest of Arden

Background imageDisguised Collection: Scene from Shakespeares Cymbeline

Scene from Shakespeares Cymbeline
A scene from shakespeares Cymbeline, in which Imogen, dressed as a boy, has found a hut in the forest and, being hungry, has eaten some food

Background imageDisguised Collection: The Boston Tea Party

The Boston Tea Party - a political and mercantile protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston, Massachusetts, on December 16, 1773

Background imageDisguised Collection: Beatrice Lillie in the comedy film Are You There? - appearing as an acrobat in Bagdad

Beatrice Lillie in the comedy film Are You There? - appearing as an acrobat in Bagdad Daddies: the lady detective in a wonderful disguise. Date: 1931

Background imageDisguised Collection: Archibald Stansfeld Belaney, British-born conservationist

Archibald Stansfeld Belaney, British-born conservationist
Archibald Stansfeld Belaney (1888-1938), British-born conservationist, fur trapper and writer, disguised as Native American Grey Owl Date: circa 1930s

Background imageDisguised Collection: D. A. Clarke-Smith

D. A. Clarke-Smith
British actor D. A. Clarke-Smith (1888-1959) appearing in a variety of guises in the play Queer Fish at the Apollo Theatre. Date: 1931

Background imageDisguised Collection: Caricature illustration of tall house on wheels, pulled by men disguised as a shed

Caricature illustration of tall house on wheels, pulled by men disguised as a shed, with burglar about to fall into the trap. Captioned, A Moving Cat-astrophe'

Background imageDisguised Collection: Advert for Haig Whisky. The Haig brand name is disguised in the profile of the gentleman

Advert for Haig Whisky. The Haig brand name is disguised in the profile of the gentleman. Date: circa 1932

Background imageDisguised Collection: Discovery of the Duke of Monmouth disguised as a peasant

Discovery of the Duke of Monmouth disguised as a peasant, near Ringwood, Hampshire, 8 July 1685. Date: 1685

Background imageDisguised Collection: Invasion Bells and the Fifth Column

Invasion Bells and the Fifth Column
A suggestion that a Gang of Spies could attempt to disguise themselves as innocent country folk and succeed in stopping the ringing of the church bells used in warning of attempted invasion

Background imageDisguised Collection: GERMAN WIDOW'S WEEDS

GERMAN WIDOW'S WEEDS
WITWENTRACHT, A German widow in her mourning weeds 16th century

Background imageDisguised Collection: DANAE (VAN DYCK)

DANAE (VAN DYCK)
Warned that his daughter's son would be the death of him, Acrisius king of Argos locks her in a tower : but Zeus, disguised as a shower of gold, fathers Perseus on her

Background imageDisguised Collection: A Norwegian huldre, whose everyday appearance is calculated to deceive the naive countryman

A Norwegian huldre, whose everyday appearance is calculated to deceive the naive countryman. Date: 1879

Background imageDisguised Collection: The Taking of Zutphen, Siege of Zutphen (present day Gelderland, Netherlands)

The Taking of Zutphen, Siege of Zutphen (present day Gelderland, Netherlands), 19-30 May 1591, part of the Eighty Years War (1568-1648) and the Anglo-Spanish War (1585-1604)

Background imageDisguised Collection: RAF pilot in disguise used to escape German army, WW2

RAF pilot in disguise used to escape German army, WW2
RAF fighter pilot wearing the disguise in which he escaped the notice of the German Army during WW2 Date: 1941

Background imageDisguised Collection: Miss Moore as Pepita, disguised as Christopher

Miss Moore as Pepita, disguised as Christopher in Little Christopher Columbus Date: 1890s

Background imageDisguised Collection: Archibald Stansfeld Belaney, British-born conservationist

Archibald Stansfeld Belaney, British-born conservationist, fur trapper, writer, disguised as Native American Grey Owl

Background imageDisguised Collection: Joan of Arc - How Joan the Maid, clad in Pages Dress, had audience of the Dauphin

Joan of Arc - How Joan the Maid, clad in Pages Dress, had audience of the Dauphin Charles - Kay Nielsen artwork. Date: 1922

Background imageDisguised Collection: Olivia

Olivia features in Shakespeares Twelfth Night aromantic comedybelieved to have been written around 1601???1602. The play centres on the twinsViolaandSebastian, who are separated in a shipwreck

Background imageDisguised Collection: America - The Boston Tea Party

America - The Boston Tea Party
The Boston Tea Party was a political and mercantile protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston, Massachusetts, on December 16th 1773. 6 December 1773

Background imageDisguised Collection: The Minx

The Minx
Colour photograph of a woman in a masque costume. Behind her a faded figure of a Pierrot. Date: 1930

Background imageDisguised Collection: Matilda escapes Oxford wearing a white cloak

Matilda escapes Oxford wearing a white cloak
In 1141, Matilda was trapped in Oxford on a snowy winter night. Stephens solders were all around. When the food ran out she put on a large white cloak and escaped over the wall

Background imageDisguised Collection: 12TH NIGHT / VIOLA 19C

12TH NIGHT / VIOLA 19C
Act III, Scene I Viola, disguised as Cesario, unwittingly woos Olivia in her garden Date: 19th century

Background imageDisguised Collection: 12TH NIGHT / VIOLA C18TH

12TH NIGHT / VIOLA C18TH
Act I, Scene V Viola, disguised as a boy, enters the house of Olivia Date: 1793

Background imageDisguised Collection: MYTTON AS HWAYMAN

MYTTON AS HWAYMAN
JOHN MYTTON After dining at Halston House the doctor & clergyman are held-up at gun-point by Mytton disguised as a smock-wearing highwayman. What a lark! Date: 1796 - 1834

Background imageDisguised Collection: PHILEMON & BAUCIS PHILEMON & BAUCIS

PHILEMON & BAUCIS PHILEMON & BAUCIS
Poor cottagers Philemon and Baucis (husband and wife) entertained the (disguised) travellers Mercury and Jupiter so well that their cottage was transformed into a palace. Date: circa 780 BC

Background imageDisguised Collection: HUNTING / BUFFALO

HUNTING / BUFFALO
Native American Sioux, disguised as wolves, stalking a buffalo herd Date: circa 1830

Background imageDisguised Collection: Bonnie Prince Charlies escapes 1746

Bonnie Prince Charlies escapes 1746
Prince Charles Edward escapes from Long Island disguised as the servant-girl Betty Date: 1746

Background imageDisguised Collection: Dogs as Riffians during Melillan Campaign

Dogs as Riffians during Melillan Campaign
During the Mellilan campaign in Morocco where Spanish troops fought against local Riffian forces, the Riffians dressed up dogs in turbans and burnous

Background imageDisguised Collection: Suffragette Constance Lytton Jane Wharton

Suffragette Constance Lytton Jane Wharton. Lady Constance Lytton who disguised herself as Jane Wharton a seamstress, to expose class differences in the treatment of suffragette prisoners



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