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Falling Collection

Background imageFalling Collection: Amy Johnson / Music Sheet

Amy Johnson / Music Sheet
Popular song : AMY Believe me, Amy, You cannot blame me For falling in love with you

Background imageFalling Collection: Polish anti-war poster -- Nie

Polish anti-war poster -- Nie
Polish anti-war poster of a ruined city in the silhouette of a falling bomb, with the single word Nie (No)

Background imageFalling Collection: Rejected by the inventions board

Rejected by the inventions board

Background imageFalling Collection: Satan Flies to Earth

Satan Flies to Earth
Satan, foiled in his ambitions in Heaven, descends to Earth to see what he can find to do down here

Background imageFalling Collection: The Last train from Bangor, Northern Ireland

The Last train from Bangor, Northern Ireland Date: circa 1906

Background imageFalling Collection: The Mystery Of Squadron X

The Mystery Of Squadron X
An illustrated front cover for The Mystery Of Squadron X, written by Walter Tyrer, no. 53 in the pulp fiction series, The Sexton Blake Library

Background imageFalling Collection: Meteorolites and meteorites

Meteorolites and meteorites
An engraving of meteorites by J. Sowerby, 1812. Illustration comes from the Sowerby Collection

Background imageFalling Collection: W. Heath Robinson

W. Heath Robinson
Cartoon, To the Last Drop. A justly incensed spouse shouts, Good Heavens, hes got the thermos as her husband falls over a cliff

Background imageFalling Collection: Tarot Card 10 - La Roue de Fortune (The Wheel of Fortune)

Tarot Card 10 - La Roue de Fortune (The Wheel of Fortune)

Background imageFalling Collection: The Way of an Eagle by George Studdy

The Way of an Eagle by George Studdy
A litter of enthusiastic but accident-prone puppies crash into a fence and fall in a heap on top of one another after chasing a chicken across a farm yard

Background imageFalling Collection: Tarot Card 22 - Le Fou (The Fool)

Tarot Card 22 - Le Fou (The Fool)
Tarot Card 22 - Le Fou or Le Mat (The Fool)

Background imageFalling Collection: Costume / Boy on Tricycle

Costume / Boy on Tricycle
Picturesque foppish French boy in a pleated skirt in spotted fabric, floppy striped necktie & falling collar, checked socks, pumps with large ribbon bows & long flowing hair

Background imageFalling Collection: Death of Elder Pliny

Death of Elder Pliny
GAIUS PLINIUS SECUNDUS In his eagerness to observe the eruption of Vesuvius, he approaches dangerously near and is killed by falling rocks, a martyr to science

Background imageFalling Collection: Cell Block Interior, Wakefield Prison, West Yorkshire

Cell Block Interior, Wakefield Prison, West Yorkshire
The interior of a cell block at Wakefield Prison, West Yorkshire. Cells line the open galleries which have a safety net strung across to prevent inmates falling

Background imageFalling Collection: Collapse of the Campanile in St Marks Square, Venice, Italy

Collapse of the Campanile in St Marks Square, Venice, Italy
A photo-montage re-creation of the dramatic collapse of the Campanile in St Marks Square, Venice, Italy on 14th July 1902 Date: 1902

Background imageFalling Collection: LFB and the Blitz - Queen Victoria Street

LFB and the Blitz - Queen Victoria Street
The moment that an unsupported front wall of a building, severely damaged by fire, dramatically collapsed into the street

Background imageFalling Collection: Man falling off a broken chair at a dinner party

Man falling off a broken chair at a dinner party causing a servant to spill a soup tureen over him. Other guests shocked, servants amused. More Miseries

Background imageFalling Collection: Page from The Sketch reporting on the birthday party of Belita

Page from The Sketch reporting on the birthday party of Belita (Maria Belita Jepson-Turner) at the London Hippodrome, at the time she was starring the show Champagne on Ice

Background imageFalling Collection: Rock Ferry St Margarets Home

Rock Ferry St Margarets Home
St Margarets Home for Roman Catholic girls at Rock Ferry, Birkenhead, was run by the Sisters of Charity. It trained young women to help prevent them falling into immoral situations

Background imageFalling Collection: English Royalists 1640-9

English Royalists 1640-9
English Royalist soldiers: doublet & breeches, lace falling collars, lace-edged boot hose tops, bucket-top boots, plumed hats, cloak

Background imageFalling Collection: Little boy lifts his jumper, Balham, SW London

Little boy lifts his jumper, Balham, SW London
A little boy lifting his jumper on a street in Balham, SW London. Date: circa 1961

Background imageFalling Collection: G Jefferson fails at pole vault, 1932 Olympics

G Jefferson fails at pole vault, 1932 Olympics
A falling American pole-vaulter grips the cross bar as he makes his descent at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic Games, failing to make a height of 13 feet 9 inches. Date: 1932

Background imageFalling Collection: Demolition of a Factory Chimney - Chorley, Lancashire

Demolition of a Factory Chimney - Chorley, Lancashire Date: circa late 1950s

Background imageFalling Collection: Tearful paper moon sees lover fall from sky

Tearful paper moon sees lover fall from sky
A tearful paper moon sees a womans lover fall from sky as the end of his crescent form breaks off

Background imageFalling Collection: Man & Woman Costume 1806

Man & Woman Costume 1806
Man: top hat, top boots, drab coat with sleeves padded & gathered at the shoulder, breeches. Woman: close bonnet, blue pelisse, short cape, vandyked falling collar

Background imageFalling Collection: Mouse on Train 1947

Mouse on Train 1947
At Bologna a woman is frightened by a mouse in a railway carriage and falls out. Luckily, she isn t seriously hurt

Background imageFalling Collection: Tarot Card 10 - La Roue de Fortune (The Wheel of Fortune)

Tarot Card 10 - La Roue de Fortune (The Wheel of Fortune)

Background imageFalling Collection: British postcard, Coming down! WW1

British postcard, Coming down! WW1
British postcard, Coming down! Depicting a German airship with the face of Kaiser Wilhelm, plunging to earth in flames. 1914-1918

Background imageFalling Collection: Windblown Lady by Muriel Dawson

Windblown Lady by Muriel Dawson
A little girl holds her toy doll close as she walks during a windy autumn day

Background imageFalling Collection: Market Reports - Commodity Market

Market Reports - Commodity Market
Market Reports - A Fall in Copper created some excitement! 1903

Background imageFalling Collection: Children in the falling snow

Children in the falling snow
Five children in the falling snow, on a country lane. 20th century

Background imageFalling Collection: Taking a tumble has its compensations

Taking a tumble has its compensations
" The New Compensation Act" - " Hooray! I believe I ve broken my arm!" - a hotel chambermaid is not unduly concerned at her fall

Background imageFalling Collection: The One Pound Look by Ricardo Brook

The One Pound Look by Ricardo Brook
Front cover of The Bystander special issue focusing on the fall in the value of the pound during the first half of 1920. Here a rather aristocratic looking gentleman is fashioned out of a pound sign

Background imageFalling Collection: Dombey & Son / Wrapper

Dombey & Son / Wrapper
The wrapper of the original edition

Background imageFalling Collection: Comic postcard, People falling out of car on bumpy ride

Comic postcard, People falling out of car on bumpy ride
Comic postcard, People falling out of a car on a bumpy ride Date: 20th century

Background imageFalling Collection: Wheel of Fortune on a tarot card

Wheel of Fortune on a tarot card
The Wheel of Fortune, as depicted on a tarot card. Date: 1926

Background imageFalling Collection: A Diller a Dollar, a Twelve O clock Scholar

A Diller a Dollar, a Twelve O clock Scholar
Nursery rhyme illustration -- A Diller a Dollar, a Twelve O clock Scholar, what makes you come so soon? You used to come at ten o clock, and now you come at noon

Background imageFalling Collection: Comic postcard, Drunk man speaks to woman in the street

Comic postcard, Drunk man speaks to woman in the street Date: 20th century

Background imageFalling Collection: Comic postcard, People in a charabanc for Coronation

Comic postcard, People in a charabanc for Coronation
Comic postcard, People in a charabanc, going to the Coronation Date: 20th century

Background imageFalling Collection: Comic postcard, Man hanging off the edge of a cliff Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Man hanging off the edge of a cliff Date: 20th century

Background imageFalling Collection: Comic postcard, Man falling off a donkey on the beach Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Man falling off a donkey on the beach Date: 20th century

Background imageFalling Collection: Comic Postcard - Golfing Humour - One Down

Comic Postcard - Golfing Humour - One Down
Comic Postcard - " Wasn t I two up at the last hole, Caddie?" " Yes, but yer one down now, Lady!" circa 1930s

Background imageFalling Collection: Slightly Tipsy Rakish Cad attempting to play billiards

Slightly Tipsy Rakish Cad attempting to play billiards, but likely to only succeeding in spoiling the baize. Date: circa 1908

Background imageFalling Collection: Impression in the ground of a Commander falling

Impression in the ground of a Commander falling from a Zeppelin shot down at Billericay during the First World War

Background imageFalling Collection: The Bunnies ride into a big stone

The Bunnies ride into a big stone Date: 1924

Background imageFalling Collection: WW2 - Outlaw Squadron

WW2 - Outlaw Squadron
A front cover illustration for a WW2 children's story book, Outlaw Squadron, written by Erroll Collins. The image shows a German plane falling in flames from the firing of fighter planes

Background imageFalling Collection: WW2 - Jack Frere Of The Paratroops

WW2 - Jack Frere Of The Paratroops
An illustrated front cover of a WW2 children's book, Jack Frere Of The Paratroops, written by Major J. T. Gorman. The image shows a British WW2 paratrooper falling from the skies

Background imageFalling Collection: Billy Crashes His Bicycle

Billy Crashes His Bicycle
An illustration for a wartime children's short story book, Adventures! The image shows a boy named Billy, crashing into a motor vehicle and falling off his bicycle. Date: circa 1940s



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