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Duncan Collection

Background imageDuncan Collection: Flapper on Bonnet 1927

Flapper on Bonnet 1927
A girl on a bonnet: wears a skimpy sleeveless white drop waist dress hitched up to expose her thighs, T-bar shoes, a cloche hat & a scarf a la Isadora Duncan

Background imageDuncan Collection: Stephen Wards sketches of celebrities, 1960

Stephen Wards sketches of celebrities, 1960
Through a doctors eyes: a page of celebrities drawn by osteopath and gifted amateur artist Doctor Stephen Ward(1912-1963), as featured in The Illustrated London News in 1960

Background imageDuncan Collection: DREADNOUGHT HOAX

DREADNOUGHT HOAX
VIRGINIA WOOLF as a young woman, with Duncan Grant, Adrian Stephen, Anthony Buxton, Guy Ridley and Horace Cole as " The Emperor of Abyssinia and His Suite"

Background imageDuncan Collection: Helen Duncan - Ectoplasm & Teleplasmic hand

Helen Duncan - Ectoplasm & Teleplasmic hand
Piece of card showing two undated photographs of the Scottish medium Helen Duncan blindfolded during a sance, producing " ectoplasm" and a " hand"

Background imageDuncan Collection: Duncan Dunbar Sail Ship

Duncan Dunbar Sail Ship
One of several clippers employed on the Australia run by noted ship owner Duncan Dunbar, who is credited with inventing the clipper concept

Background imageDuncan Collection: MUSIC ROOM / 1933

MUSIC ROOM / 1933
A colourful music room designed by Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell

Background imageDuncan Collection: Margaret Morris (1891 - 1980), British dancer, choreographer and teacher

Margaret Morris (1891 - 1980), British dancer, choreographer and teacher. Photographs showing her in various poses during her dance as a tree spirit

Background imageDuncan Collection: The first Hawk XX154 in the air for the first time

The first Hawk XX154 in the air for the first time
The first Hawk, XX154, in the air for the first time on 21 August 1974 with chief test pilot, Duncan Simpson, at the controls. The flight from the flight test centre at Dunsfold lasted 53 minutes

Background imageDuncan Collection: Isadora Duncan / Ils 1909

Isadora Duncan / Ils 1909
ISADORA DUNCAN American dancer, seen here with some of her pupils

Background imageDuncan Collection: HMS Exmouth - Royal Navy predreadnought battleship

HMS Exmouth - Royal Navy predreadnought battleship
HMS Exmouth - a Duncan class predreadnought battleship of the Royal Navy. HMS Exmouth was launched in August 1901 and served as a flagship for various fleets including the Mediterranean Fleet

Background imageDuncan Collection: Isadora Duncan / Barefoot

Isadora Duncan / Barefoot
ISADORA DUNCAN American dancer, barefoot on stage

Background imageDuncan Collection: Medium / Helen Duncan

Medium / Helen Duncan
HELEN DUNCAN Portrait of the spirit medium circa 1940

Background imageDuncan Collection: Minnie Duncan music hall coster act

Minnie Duncan music hall coster act
Minnie Duncan of the music hall double act Duncan and Godfrey (Arthur Godfrey). Wearing coster costume of long black skirt with full-length white apron, shawl and large hat with ostrich feathers

Background imageDuncan Collection: Arthur Godfrey music hall coster act

Arthur Godfrey music hall coster act
Arthur Godfrey of the music hall coster double act Duncan and Godfrey with Minnie Duncan. Wearing coster costume of suit with long jacket and bell bottomed trousers trimmed with pearly buttons

Background imageDuncan Collection: The Selfridge family at Highcliffe Castle, 1921

The Selfridge family at Highcliffe Castle, 1921. From left to right: Gordon Selfridge Junior, Isadora Duncan, Vicomte de Sibour (sitting)

Background imageDuncan Collection: Helen Duncan showing ectoplasm

Helen Duncan showing ectoplasm
Undated photograph of the Scottish medium Helen Duncan showing " ectoplasm" bunched around Duncans mouth and twisted into a tail between her legs. HPG/1/4/2 (iv)

Background imageDuncan Collection: Survivors of the Empress of Ireland

Survivors of the Empress of Ireland. 1. Mr Edward Bamford, junior wireless operator on the Empress of Ireland. 2. The Rev J. Wallet, of the United Methodist Church, Westcliff-On-Sea. 3

Background imageDuncan Collection: Duncan Ectoplasm 4

Duncan Ectoplasm 4
English medium Helen Duncan ejaculates a trailing flow of ectoplasm for Harry Price. It is very similar to cheesecloth in composition

Background imageDuncan Collection: Advert, Duncan, Flockhart & Co, Chemists, Edinburgh

Advert, Duncan, Flockhart & Co, Chemists, Edinburgh
Advert for Duncan, Flockhart & Co, Druggists, Chemists and Aerated Water Manufacturers, Edinburgh, Scotland. 1905

Background imageDuncan Collection: ISADORA DUNCAN 1909

ISADORA DUNCAN 1909
ISADORA DUNCAN American dancer: some action sketches Date: 1878 - 1927

Background imageDuncan Collection: Millicent Duncan, early woman police officer

Millicent Duncan, early woman police officer
Millicent Duncan, an early woman police officer. Date: 1910s

Background imageDuncan Collection: The first Hawk XX154 takes to the air for the first time

The first Hawk XX154 takes to the air for the first time
The first Hawk, XX154, takes to the air for the first time on 21 August 1974 with chief test pilot, Duncan Simpson, at the controls

Background imageDuncan Collection: Duncan Watson & Co

Duncan Watson & Co
An advertisement from 1909 advertising electricity as the cheapest light in the country house.1d will provide 100 candle power for one hour

Background imageDuncan Collection: King Duncan I of Scotland

King Duncan I of Scotland (reigned 1034-1040). He is thought to have died in battle, though in Shakespeares play he is murdered in his sleep by Macbeth

Background imageDuncan Collection: The first Hawk XX154 during its second flight

The first Hawk XX154 during its second flight
The first Hawk, XX154, during its second flight, 22 August 1974, chief test pilot, Duncan Simpson, again at the controls. Date: 1974

Background imageDuncan Collection: Art deco sketch of Isadora Duncan and her pupils, Paris, 192

Art deco sketch of Isadora Duncan and her pupils, Paris, 192
Art deco sketch by Hemjie of Isadora Duncan and her pupils, Paris, 1921 Date: 1921

Background imageDuncan Collection: Harry Prices investigations into Helen Duncan

Harry Prices investigations into Helen Duncan
Photograph of Esson Maude recreating where she sat during sitting with the Scottish medium Helen Duncan at the sance venue in Edinburgh, January 1933

Background imageDuncan Collection: Duncan Ectoplasm

Duncan Ectoplasm
HELEN DUNCAN, tested by Harry Price, exudes a sheet of ectoplasmic material which closely resembles cheesecloth

Background imageDuncan Collection: A portrait of Isadora Duncan, 1931

A portrait of Isadora Duncan, 1931
A portrait of the famous American dancer Isadora Duncan, 1931 Date: 1931

Background imageDuncan Collection: BATTLE OF CAMPERDOWN Duncan defeats a Dutch fleet on its way to help the French who plan

BATTLE OF CAMPERDOWN Duncan defeats a Dutch fleet on its way to help the French who plan to invade Ireland; eight Dutch ships are captured Date: 11 October 1797

Background imageDuncan Collection: Two early women police officers

Two early women police officers -- one of them is Millicent Duncan (right). Date: 1910s

Background imageDuncan Collection: Photograph of the Scottish medium Helen Duncan during sance

Photograph of the Scottish medium Helen Duncan during sance with " ectoplasm" wrapped around her head and the end tucked into her nostrils, May 1931

Background imageDuncan Collection: Stella Cranshawe

Stella Cranshawe
Spirit medium discovered by Harry Price, who seems to have believed her genuine, in contrast to Helen Duncan

Background imageDuncan Collection: Isadora Duncan / 3 of 4

Isadora Duncan / 3 of 4
ISADORA DUNCAN at her school at Grunewald, near Berlin, where she teaches children to dance in the Greek manner (3 of 4)

Background imageDuncan Collection: Client - Elizabeth Henry the gown manufacturer

Client - Elizabeth Henry the gown manufacturer (2/2). February 25 1952. Date: 1952

Background imageDuncan Collection: Client - Elizabeth Henry the gown manufacturer

Client - Elizabeth Henry the gown manufacturer (1/2). February 25, 1952. Date: 1952

Background imageDuncan Collection: CAMPERDOWN Viscount Duncans victory and Admiral de Winter

CAMPERDOWN Viscount Duncans victory and Admiral de Winters resignation on board the Venerable. British defeat of the Dutch fleet. Date: 11 October 1797

Background imageDuncan Collection: Ian Botham with Worcester Cricket Chaiman Duncan Fearnley

Ian Botham with Worcester Cricket Chaiman Duncan Fearnley at the Worcestershire ground. Ian Botham signed for the club Date: 1987

Background imageDuncan Collection: Public forum - H. Duncan Hall, former high official of the L

Public forum - H. Duncan Hall, former high official of the League of Nations, will discuss the essential conditions of any lasting peace. Poster announcing a public forum in Des Moines, Iowa

Background imageDuncan Collection: Steam Ship HMS Duncan, built by the Thames Iron Works

Steam Ship HMS Duncan, built by the Thames Iron Works, in a gale - Empire Series postcard

Background imageDuncan Collection: Duncan St and Corn Exchange Leeds

Duncan St and Corn Exchange Leeds

Background imageDuncan Collection: The famous American duo the Duncan Sisters, 1920s

The famous American duo the Duncan Sisters, 1920s, popular with their act Topsy and Eva Date: 1920s

Background imageDuncan Collection: A. W. Duncan & Co Advertisement

A. W. Duncan & Co Advertisement
An advertisement for A. W. Duncan & Co Ltd. a printing company based in Liverpool. The image shows a man skiing. Qualities demanded in fine printing as in skiing. Date: circa 1939

Background imageDuncan Collection: W. & M. Duncan Advertisement Photograph

W. & M. Duncan Advertisement Photograph
A photograph used in the advertisement of W. & M. Duncan Ltd. portraying a man swimming by a raft, on top of which is sat a young woman. Date: circa 1939

Background imageDuncan Collection: The Grapes, Limehouse

The Grapes, Limehouse
An illustration of The Grapes, a public house on the north bank of the Thames, in London's Limehouse area. The original pub was built in 1583 much

Background imageDuncan Collection: Barge Builders

Barge Builders
An illustration showing the interior of a large boat work shed looking out towards a port, which can be faintly seen in the background. Barge builders can be seen working on the grounds

Background imageDuncan Collection: Captain Campbell Duncan

Captain Campbell Duncan
A portrait oil painting of Captain Cambell Duncan, who is seen contentedly resting his chin on folded arms with a map on his desk. Date: circa 1918

Background imageDuncan Collection: Captain Colin Duncan

Captain Colin Duncan
A portrait oil painting of Captain Colin Duncan, wearing his ceremonial uniform. Date: circa 1924



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