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Background imageEmbassy Collection: Joseph Kennedy, American Ambassador & family, 1938

Joseph Kennedy, American Ambassador & family, 1938
The new U.S.A Ambassador in London, Joseph P. Kennedy pictured with his wife and nine children. Left to right are the ambassador, Patricia (aged 13), John (aka Jack, JFK, aged twenty), Jean (nine)

Background imageEmbassy Collection: Sketch by Fish of the Charleston dance at the Embassy club

Sketch by Fish of the Charleston dance at the Embassy club, London, 1926 Date: 1926

Background imageEmbassy Collection: Cortes & Marina 1519

Cortes & Marina 1519
Cortes, accompanied by his interpreter Dona Marina, receives the Mexican embassy

Background imageEmbassy Collection: Embassy at Tehran

Embassy at Tehran
Reception of the Embassy, near Tehran : following preliminary negotiations depicted here, a British mission (and subsequently an embassy) was set up in Tehran

Background imageEmbassy Collection: Queen Sirikit of Thailand at the Thai Embassy

Queen Sirikit of Thailand at the Thai Embassy
An official two-day state visit to the UK by King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) (1927-) and Queen Sirikit (1932-) of Thailand - the Queen at the final function of the trip at the Thai Embassy

Background imageEmbassy Collection: The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh arrive at Ethiopian Embassy

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh arrive at Ethiopian Embassy
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, arriving at the Ethiopian Embassy for a private dinner party given by the Emperor of Ethiopia (Haile Selassie) during a visit to Britain

Background imageEmbassy Collection: The Embassy Club, 1932

The Embassy Club, 1932
Full house of social celebrities; a Seasons night. Scene at the Embassy Club in Bond Street, London, one of the most fashionable and exclusive nightclubs in the capital

Background imageEmbassy Collection: Abd-ar-Rahman III (889- 961). Emir and Caliph of Al-Andalus

Abd-ar-Rahman III (889- 961). Emir and Caliph of Al-Andalus. Abd-ar-Rahman III and his court (1885) by Dionisio Baixeras Verdaguer (1862-1943) depicting the Caliphs reception of the monk John Gorze

Background imageEmbassy Collection: Lt Gen James Doolittle and Grp Capt Douglas Bader

Lt Gen James Doolittle and Grp Capt Douglas Bader with the Air AttachÚá┤o the British Embassy in Madrid and the Colonel-in-Charge of the Barajas Airport on their arrival in Madrid

Background imageEmbassy Collection: Dorchester House, Park Lane, London

Dorchester House, Park Lane, London - The official residence of the American Ambassador (The US Embassy) - built in 1853 by Robert Stayner Holford - demolished in 1929 - now the site of

Background imageEmbassy Collection: British Consulate, Beirut, Lebanon

British Consulate, Beirut, Lebanon Date: circa 1910s

Background imageEmbassy Collection: Mrs and Mrs Charles Sweeny at The Embassy Club

Mrs and Mrs Charles Sweeny at The Embassy Club
Mr and Mrs Charles Sweeny (Mrs Charles Sweeny was formerly Miss Margaret Whigham and later the infamous Duchess of Argyll)

Background imageEmbassy Collection: King George V Birthday Tea Party - Istanbul Embassy

King George V Birthday Tea Party - Istanbul Embassy
British Embassy in Istanbul - King George V Birthday Tea Party on 3rd June 1924. Mr Ronald Lindsay (right - later Sir Ronald Lindsay, the future Ambassador) and colleague arrive at the party

Background imageEmbassy Collection: Australia House, Strand, London

Australia House, Strand, London - Bush House - now the home of the BBC World Service. The Church of St Mary-le-Strand can be seen back left

Background imageEmbassy Collection: The Embassy Club

The Embassy Club
View of the Embassy Club in London in 1934, one of the most exclusive supper clubs of the period, frequented by high society, royalty (including the Prince of Wales) and film stars

Background imageEmbassy Collection: Buses at Trafalgar Squ

Buses at Trafalgar Squ
Four Routemaster London buses in a queue on the National Gallery side of Trafalgar Square, with the South African embassy in the background

Background imageEmbassy Collection: Margaret Whigham & Charles Sweeny engagement at The Embassy

Margaret Whigham & Charles Sweeny engagement at The Embassy
Miss Margaret Whigham and Mr Charles Sweeny at a party at the Embassy Club to celebrate their engagement in December 1932

Background imageEmbassy Collection: The British Consulate Building - Cairo, Egypt

The British Consulate Building - Cairo, Egypt. Date: circa 1908

Background imageEmbassy Collection: A Dance at the Embassy Club in Cairo 1923

A Dance at the Embassy Club in Cairo 1923
A dance at the Embassy Club in Cairo, an outpost of the club in Londons Old Bond Street, catering to high society in Egypt. Some of the revellers in this photograph include Glen Kidston, Mr. R. E

Background imageEmbassy Collection: Crowds outside the Italian Embassy in London during WW1

Crowds outside the Italian Embassy in London during WW1 Date: circa 1916

Background imageEmbassy Collection: Outside the Italian Embassy, London during WW1

Outside the Italian Embassy, London during WW1 Date: circa 1916

Background imageEmbassy Collection: Theatrical and vaudeville presentations, December 1923

Theatrical and vaudeville presentations, December 1923
Three photos from theatrical and vaudeville presentations, December 1923: the 8 Embassy Girls in vaudevile; the Childs brothers in London Calling

Background imageEmbassy Collection: Selection of Wills Cigarette Packets

Selection of Wills Cigarette Packets
A selection of Wills Cigarette Packets Date: 20th century

Background imageEmbassy Collection: Turkey. Constantinople. Dinner for a European ambassador

Turkey. Constantinople. Dinner for a European ambassador
Turkey. Constantinople (Today Istanbul). Dinner for a European ambassador at the Grand Vizier's court, in the imperial Council chamber, around year 1788

Background imageEmbassy Collection: Topkapi Palace. Audience of a European ambassador, 1788

Topkapi Palace. Audience of a European ambassador, 1788
Turkey. Constantinople (Today Istanbul). Topkapi Palace. Audience Chamber. Audience of a European ambassador, 1788. Engraving by Lemaitre, Lalaisse and Chaillot

Background imageEmbassy Collection: Madrid Mob burns Arms of German Legation

Madrid Mob burns Arms of German Legation
A Spanish mob burns the arms of the German Legation in the Puerta del Sol, Madrid. This was in response to the Carolines Crisis (/Question)

Background imageEmbassy Collection: Madrid Mob Tears Down German Flag

Madrid Mob Tears Down German Flag
A Spanish mob tears down the flag at the German Legation, Madrid. This was in response to the Carolines Crisis (/Question)

Background imageEmbassy Collection: Persia, Tehran. Palace of the British envoy. Engraving

Persia, Tehran. Palace of the British envoy. Engraving
Persia, Tehran. Palace of the British envoy. Interior courtyard. Engraving. Panorama Universal. History of Persia, 1851. Date: 2018

Background imageEmbassy Collection: Embassy 45rpm single record sleeve

Embassy 45rpm single record sleeve - Music For You, sold exclusively by F W Woolworth Date: 1950s

Background imageEmbassy Collection: Albion Street, Southwick with cars & double decker bus

Albion Street, Southwick with cars & double decker bus
The car on the right has the number plate ANJ442. The view shows Turrells Stores with an ad for Embassy Cigarettes and a garage beyond. The bus is in the distance.. Date: circa 1960

Background imageEmbassy Collection: Music cover, I Love You Very Much, Madame

Music cover, I Love You Very Much, Madame, words and music by Fred Grundland and Michael Carr, recorded and broadcast by Ambrose and his Embassy Band. Date: 1934

Background imageEmbassy Collection: Record sleeve, Woolworth's Embassy 45rpm record

Record sleeve, Woolworth's Embassy 45rpm record Date: 1950s

Background imageEmbassy Collection: British Embassy at Berlin 1888

British Embassy at Berlin 1888
The British Embassy in Berlin, drawn during of a visit to the city in occasion of the death of King William I. 1888

Background imageEmbassy Collection: Greetings card, British Embassy, Washington, USA

Greetings card, British Embassy, Washington, USA
Greetings card from the British Embassy, Washington, USA, with red ribbon and royal coat of arms. Date: 20th century

Background imageEmbassy Collection: Christmas card, British Embassy, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Christmas card, British Embassy, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Christmas card from the British Embassy, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with blue ribbon and royal coat of arms. Date: 20th century

Background imageEmbassy Collection: Greetings card, British Embassy, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Greetings card, British Embassy, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Greetings card from the British Embassy, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with blue ribbon and royal coat of arms. Date: 20th century

Background imageEmbassy Collection: Members of British Equity campaigning with banner

Members of British Equity campaigning with banner
Members of British Equity campaigning with a banner outside the Spanish Embassy in London, 4 August 1978. They include (left to right) John Barron (union President), Robert Morley, Paul Eddington

Background imageEmbassy Collection: Young Communist League demonstration, London

Young Communist League demonstration, London
Young Communist League members demonstrating outside the American Embassy in London, 28 April 1980. One of them is holding up a copy of the Morning Star newspaper with the headline

Background imageEmbassy Collection: Vietnamese Embassy, London

Vietnamese Embassy, London
The Charge d'affaires of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Lai Van Ngoc (on the right), along with his wife and staff move into their embassy in Victoria Road, London. Date: August 1976

Background imageEmbassy Collection: Protesters at the South African embassy

Protesters at the South African embassy
Demonstrators from Lawyers Against Apartheid picketing outside the South African embassy in Trafalgar Square to protest against sixteen years of martial law in Namibia

Background imageEmbassy Collection: A sing-song in the British Embassy at Madrid, during the early stages of the Spanish Civil War, 1936

A sing-song in the British Embassy at Madrid, during the early stages of the Spanish Civil War, 1936. A number of British citizens in Madrid had sought refuge in the Embassy

Background imageEmbassy Collection: Sakutaro Fukuda, Japanese diplomat, Europe, 1862

Sakutaro Fukuda, Japanese diplomat, Europe, 1862
Vintage 19th century photograph: Sakutaro Fukuda, part of the first Japanese embassy, diplomatic delegation to Europe, 1862

Background imageEmbassy Collection: Japanese embassy, ambassadors, to the UK 1862

Japanese embassy, ambassadors, to the UK 1862
Vintage 19th century photograph: first Japanese embassy, ambassadors, diplomatic mission to the UK from Japan, 1862

Background imageEmbassy Collection: Ballets Negres (flyer for Embassy Theatre)

Ballets Negres (flyer for Embassy Theatre)
Britains first black ballet company Ballet Negres co-founded by Berto Pasuka. In the 1940s it brought traditional and contemporary black dance to to Britain and Europe with sell-out tours

Background imageEmbassy Collection: Joseph Kennedy working at the US embassy, September 1939

Joseph Kennedy working at the US embassy, September 1939
Joseph Kennedy, photographed working at the US embassy, where his father worked at the time, to help with the processing of the rush of Americans trying to leave Britain

Background imageEmbassy Collection: Irish nationals outside the Irish Embassy, September 1939

Irish nationals outside the Irish Embassy, September 1939
Irish nationals waiting outside the High Commission for Ireland in an attempt to return home, following the outbreak of war, September 1939. September 1939

Background imageEmbassy Collection: Social celebrities at a dinner in Cairo, 1932

Social celebrities at a dinner in Cairo, 1932
Groups chatting and pulling faces while at dinner at the newly-opened Embassy Club in Cairo. Significant at the far end of the table is Miss Margaret Whigham (later Mrs Charles Sweeny)

Background imageEmbassy Collection: Approach of Emperor of China to receive British Ambassador

Approach of Emperor of China to receive British Ambassador
Approach of the Emperor of China to receive the British Ambassador. 19th century



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