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Background imageDisplaying Collection: Civil Air Display- 1920S

Civil Air Display- 1920S
A poster for The Civil Air Display with Royal Air Force Assistance held at the Brooklands motor racing circuit at Weybridge

Background imageDisplaying Collection: Colaptes auratus, northern flicker

Colaptes auratus, northern flicker
Plate 37 from John James Audubons Birds of America, original double elephant folio (1827-30), hand-coloured aquatint. Engraved, printed and coloured by R. Havell (& Son), London

Background imageDisplaying Collection: Lanius ludovicianus, loggerhead shrike

Lanius ludovicianus, loggerhead shrike
Plate 57 from John James Audubons Birds of America, original double elephant folio (1827-30), hand-coloured aquatint. Engraved, printed and coloured by R. Havell (& Son), London

Background imageDisplaying Collection: Peacock in display

Peacock in display from Drawing at the Zoo published in 1949. The underlying geometrical structure of the spread feathers is revealed

Background imageDisplaying Collection: Duke of Devonshire

Duke of Devonshire
Andrew Robert Buxton Cavendish, 11th Duke of Devonshire (1920-2004), landowner, seen in evening dress and displaying his medals

Background imageDisplaying Collection: Back view of three geishas displaying obi sashes

Back view of three geishas displaying obi sashes. Vintage 19th century photograph

Background imageDisplaying Collection: A Malayan forest, with its characteristic birds

A Malayan forest, with its characteristic birds
Plate 9 from Alfred Russel Wallaces The Geographical Distribution of Animals, (1876)

Background imageDisplaying Collection: Bucephala clangula, common goldeneye

Bucephala clangula, common goldeneye
Plate 31 from John Goulds The Birds of Great Britain, Vol. 5 (1873). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imageDisplaying Collection: French Spring fashions in 1870

French Spring fashions in 1870
Women mingle with one another displaying the latest Spring fashions from a variety of angles

Background imageDisplaying Collection: David Lloyd George (1863-1945) Introducing the Munitions Bil

David Lloyd George (1863-1945) Introducing the Munitions Bil
Illustration showing David Lloyd George, 1st Earl Lloyd George of Dwyfor, then Minister of Munitions, delivering a speech to the House of Commons on the Munitions Bill

Background imageDisplaying Collection: Models displaying a sailing dinghy

Models displaying a sailing dinghy at a cycling and camping exhibition, held at Dortmund. Date: 1960

Background imageDisplaying Collection: Dornier Do 27 D-ENTY

Dornier Do 27 D-ENTY, of Aerodoctor, at a German industry Exhibition in Teheran. The specially adapted Do 27 flew demonstration flights displaying its attributes as a flying doctor service. Date: 1960

Background imageDisplaying Collection: The Triple Entente

The Triple Entente
Coloured lantern slide that shows the British Union Flag, French Tricolour and a flag displaying the Russian coat of arms

Background imageDisplaying Collection: Muscle Man

Muscle Man - Young boy displaying his muscles. Date: 1931

Background imageDisplaying Collection: WW2 - Blackburn Skua

WW2 - Blackburn Skua
An illustration which shows a British WW2 Blackburn Skua dive bomber in action, displaying the reknowned level of manoeuvrability. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageDisplaying Collection: The Needlewoman cover August 1927

The Needlewoman cover August 1927
Fashionable lady and her daughters on the beach displaying their summer costumes Date: 1927

Background imageDisplaying Collection: The Needlewoman cover July 1928

The Needlewoman cover July 1928
Young mother and her children in the garden in the sunshine displaying fashionable frocks of the day Date: 1928

Background imageDisplaying Collection: The Needlewoman cover May 1928

The Needlewoman cover May 1928
Young ladies on the tennis court displaying their fashionable outfits Date: 1928

Background imageDisplaying Collection: Gothic Cross Forms

Gothic Cross Forms
A lithographic plate produced by Day and Sons, displaying a variety of forms for the terminations of crosses in the gothic style. Date: circa 1855

Background imageDisplaying Collection: The Fortune Teller

The Fortune Teller
This sketch portrays a fortune teller displaying her cards on the table, with a younger lady sat beside her, smoking a cigarette. Date: circa 1901

Background imageDisplaying Collection: Tastes And Colors You Should Not Discuss

Tastes And Colors You Should Not Discuss
A series of illustrations displaying the use of different colours, a yellow gentleman removing the hat of a man in green with a fishing rod, as he carries away a lady

Background imageDisplaying Collection: At The Fair, Massacre Of The Innocents

At The Fair, Massacre Of The Innocents
A comical illustration displaying the scene of an unfortunate man being hit in the face by the back swing of a man preparing his throw at coconut shy, or some other fun fair game. Date: circa 1901

Background imageDisplaying Collection: The Thirteen Days Of Leandre, Two Sketches

The Thirteen Days Of Leandre, Two Sketches
A pair of sketches, one displaying a scene in which a military tailor is trying to force close a jacket that is clearly too small, on a poor man who risks being suffocated

Background imageDisplaying Collection: Flora Of The Fells

Flora Of The Fells
A landscape oil painting of the Fells, displaying a mountainous background, which leads to a circular, serene lake, which highlights the side profile of a young woman

Background imageDisplaying Collection: Cinema Advertisement

Cinema Advertisement
An advertisement page for a cinema, displaying some film listings. The image reveals a woman with outstretched arms, holding a banner reading The Mirror of the Mighty World. Date: circa 1917

Background imageDisplaying Collection: Rose

Rose
A portrait painting of a seated young woman, displaying a white fan and holding some roses, one of which is also a decoration of her hair. Date: circa 1916

Background imageDisplaying Collection: The House That Jack Built

The House That Jack Built
A photograph of a toy displaying figurines from the nursery rhyme, The House That Jack Built, including a windmill, the bags of malt, a cat, the rat, the cow with a crumpled horn

Background imageDisplaying Collection: Stoner and Evans Advertisement

Stoner and Evans Advertisement
An advertisement for Stoner & Evans Fine Art Galleries, displaying some examples of Whieldon Agateware, using clay of various colours to create a marbled effect. Date: circa 1915

Background imageDisplaying Collection: Lever Brothers Lux Advertisement

Lever Brothers Lux Advertisement
An illustrated advertisement for Lever Brothers Limited, promoting Lux, a product used for washing dainty fabrics. Pictures include a woman happily washing her clothes

Background imageDisplaying Collection: RMS Titanic - shipping chart of North Atlantic

RMS Titanic - shipping chart of North Atlantic for the month of April 1912, Sheet 133, Meteorological Office, London. The chart is in colour and displays wind, sea current, sea temperature

Background imageDisplaying Collection: Anthony Horderns Fine Art Gallery

Anthony Horderns Fine Art Gallery
An illustration displaying an interior section of Anthony Hordern's Fine Art Gallery, well furnished with ornate table and hung paintings. Date: circa 1916

Background imageDisplaying Collection: Baby's First Friends

Baby's First Friends
Oil painting displaying a group of toys intended for a baby, including stuffed dogs and rabbit, two female dolls and a large white bird. Date: circa 1930

Background imageDisplaying Collection: Christchurch Cathedral, Oxford

Christchurch Cathedral, Oxford
An Etching of Christchurch Cathedral, Oxford, displaying Romanesque and English Gothic styles of architecture. Date: circa 1929

Background imageDisplaying Collection: Motoring Show at Olympia 1907

Motoring Show at Olympia 1907
A general view of the show held at Olympia, under the auspices of the Society of Motor Manufactures and Traders. Date: November 1907

Background imageDisplaying Collection: General view of the main gallery at the yearly airshow held Olympia, London. Date: 1910

General view of the main gallery at the yearly airshow held Olympia, London. Date: 1910

Background imageDisplaying Collection: Colour cameras from the 1940s

Colour cameras from the 1940s
Cameras from the beginnings of colour photography in the 1940s on display in a museum. They include the National One Shot Colour Camera from 1943. Date: 1982

Background imageDisplaying Collection: Motoring Show at Olympia 1906

Motoring Show at Olympia 1906
A general view of the show. Date: November 1906

Background imageDisplaying Collection: Men and women looking around the stands at the Olympia Motor show in London. Date: 1906

Men and women looking around the stands at the Olympia Motor show in London. Date: 1906

Background imageDisplaying Collection: Nationalist Troops at Badajoz; Spanish Civil War, 1936

Nationalist Troops at Badajoz; Spanish Civil War, 1936
Photograph showing Nationalist troops, displaying a white flag used by the surrendering Republican troops of Badajoz, August 1936

Background imageDisplaying Collection: Argus Pheasant, displaying at London Zoo

Argus Pheasant, displaying at London Zoo by Charles Howard

Background imageDisplaying Collection: Avro Vulcan B. 2

Avro Vulcan B. 2
Royal Air Force - Avro Vulcan B.2, at an airshow, displaying the howl generators! (Resonance in the intakes, in certain conditions, generates a very loud howl)

Background imageDisplaying Collection: Mannequin modelling coat in window display, London

Mannequin modelling coat in window display, London
Mannequin modelling a coat in the window display of a Central London shop. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageDisplaying Collection: Comic postcard, Couple roller skating Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Couple roller skating Date: 20th century

Background imageDisplaying Collection: The great aerolite, from the Kurrukpoor Hills, India. The museum of the Asiatic Society

The great aerolite, from the Kurrukpoor Hills, India. The museum of the Asiatic Society in Calcutta displaying the aerolite (meteor) presented to the society by Captain Walter Sherwill

Background imageDisplaying Collection: Humber stand at Motor Show, Olympia 1907

Humber stand at Motor Show, Olympia 1907
Motor Show at Olympia, with a selection of British Humber vehicles on display. Date: November 1907

Background imageDisplaying Collection: Motor Show at Olympia 1907

Motor Show at Olympia 1907
Sixth International Motor Exhibition, held at Olympia, under the auspices of the Society of Motor Manufactures and Traders. November 1907

Background imageDisplaying Collection: Elginn Parisienne watches

Elginn Parisienne watches
Advertisement for Elgin Parisienne Watches. Elegant Art Deco woman displaying diamond-set watches designed by Callot. Illustration from Delinator magazine June 1929. Artist anon Date: 1929

Background imageDisplaying Collection: Cambridge students wearing Oxford bags

Cambridge students wearing Oxford bags
The youth of Cambridge displaying the latest university craze for excessively wide trousers, called Oxford bags, originating at Oxford University in the mid-1920s. Date: 1925



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