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Feb16 Collection

Background imageFeb16 Collection: Denham Studios restaurant by Tony Wysard, 1937

Denham Studios restaurant by Tony Wysard, 1937
Intensively populated illustration by Tony Wysard, showing imagined diners at the restaurant at Denham Studios. Illustration includes a key to all caricatures portrayed but include David Niven

Background imageFeb16 Collection: The Lions Bride by Gabriel Cornelius Ritter von Max

The Lions Bride by Gabriel Cornelius Ritter von Max
The Lions Bride - a painting by Gabriel Cornelius Ritter von Max (18401915) was a Prague-born Austrian painter. The scene was depicted in motion picture form as an hommage in the Gloria Swanson film

Background imageFeb16 Collection: King George VI - Coronation Souvenir Postcard

King George VI - Coronation Souvenir Postcard
King George VI (1895-1952), Elizabeth, Queen consort of the United Kingdom and the Dominions (1900-2002) (later, Queen Elizabeth)

Background imageFeb16 Collection: Catching the 5: 15 at Liverpool Street by Grace Golden

Catching the 5: 15 at Liverpool Street by Grace Golden
Scene inside Liverpool Street Station in the City of London showing commuters and travelling swarming around the station concourse and platforms as they rush to catch trains to NE London suburbs

Background imageFeb16 Collection: The Man Who Broke 60 in The Open - H. M. Bateman

The Man Who Broke 60 in The Open - H. M. Bateman
Golfers and spectators alike suffer heat exhaustion at the golf Open. Date: 1950

Background imageFeb16 Collection: Reading, Royal County of Berkshire - Tram on the Bath Road

Reading, Royal County of Berkshire - Tram on the Bath Road, advertising the Heelas Store on Broad Street (now John Lewis). Date: 1907

Background imageFeb16 Collection: 1903 Wright Flyer on display in the Science Museum, London

1903 Wright Flyer on display in the Science Museum, London
The original 1903 Wright Flyer lent by Orville Wright for display at the Science Museum, London. Date: circa 1907

Background imageFeb16 Collection: Ile d Oleron - off the French Atlantic Coast

Ile d Oleron - off the French Atlantic Coast
Ile d Oleron - an island off the Atlantic coast of France, on the southern side of the Pertuis d Antioche strait. It is the second largest island of Metropolitan France, after Corsica

Background imageFeb16 Collection: Tatler cover - The Hon. Lady Mosley, Diana Mitford

Tatler cover - The Hon. Lady Mosley, Diana Mitford
The Hon. Lady Mosley, formerly Mrs Bryan Guinness and before that, Diana Freeman Mitford (1910-2003), one of the notorious Mitford sisters

Background imageFeb16 Collection: The Man Who Broke The Tube by H M Bateman

The Man Who Broke The Tube by H M Bateman, a man who does not heed the instructions on the glue. He brakes the tube, glues himself to the table, then his wife

Background imageFeb16 Collection: Reprisal! by H M Bateman

Reprisal! by H M Bateman - humorous illustration of what can happen if a woman decides to wear trousers. In this scene the reprisal for the wife wearing trousers is that her husband has taken to

Background imageFeb16 Collection: The Visitors Who Told the Master Off by H. M. Bateman

The Visitors Who Told the Master Off by H. M. Bateman
Cartoon by the master of social satire, H. M. Bateman, showing a somewhat arrogant visitor to a hunt lecture the Master of Foxhounds much to the shock of other members. Date: 1936

Background imageFeb16 Collection: Helmut Carl Bernhard, Graf von Moltke - German Field Marshal

Helmut Carl Bernhard, Graf von Moltke - German Field Marshal
Helmut Carl Bernhard Graf von Moltke (1800-1891) - German Field Marshal - Chief of Staff of the Prussian army for thirty years. Date: circa 1885

Background imageFeb16 Collection: The man Who Begged to Differ from his Mother-in-Law Bateman

The man Who Begged to Differ from his Mother-in-Law Bateman
The man Who Begged to Differ from his Mother-in-Law by Bateman. A terrified, small man cowering in a chair after disagreeing with his imperious looking mother in law

Background imageFeb16 Collection: Countess Haugwitz-Reventlow - Barbara Hutton

Countess Haugwitz-Reventlow - Barbara Hutton
Portrait of Countess Haugwitz-Reventlow, formerly Barbara Woolworth Hutton (1912-1979), socialite, heiress and philanthropist, dubbed the " poor little rich girl"

Background imageFeb16 Collection: Great Expectations: The Dickens Christmas Spirit by Matania

Great Expectations: The Dickens Christmas Spirit by Matania
A Dickensian Christmas as imagined by the Italian-born artist, Fortunino Matania, who in his later career concentrated on historical genre subjects

Background imageFeb16 Collection: Fantastic Wooden Screw Olive Press - Kabyle People, Algeria

Fantastic Wooden Screw Olive Press - Kabyle People, Algeria
Absolutely Fantastic Wooden Olive Screw Press - Kabyle People, Algeria. The traditional Kabylian economy of the area is based on arboriculture (orchards and olive trees)

Background imageFeb16 Collection: Cecil Beaton, caricature by Glan Williams

Cecil Beaton, caricature by Glan Williams
CECIL WALTER HARDY BEATON (1904-1980) British photographer of fashion and celebrities. Also stage and costume designer for theatrical productions

Background imageFeb16 Collection: Map - Santa Fe Hotels and Dining Stations run by Fred Harvey

Map - Santa Fe Hotels and Dining Stations run by Fred Harvey
Map of the USA, showing the locations Santa Fe Hotels and Dining Stations under the management of Fred Harvey. Date: circa 1935

Background imageFeb16 Collection: Daniel Boones Cabin and the house in which he died

Daniel Boones Cabin and the house in which he died
The Original Cabin of Daniel Boone (1734-1820) - American pioneer at Femme Osage, Missouri and the house in which he died (built by his son Nathaniel) at St. Charles, Missouri. Date: 1906

Background imageFeb16 Collection: Waalburg Bridge, Nijmegen - The Netherlands

Waalburg Bridge, Nijmegen - The Netherlands
The Waalbrug is an arch bridge over the Waal River in Nijmegen, Gelderland, the Netherlands. The full length of the Waalbrug is 604 metres, the middle of the arch being about 65 metres high

Background imageFeb16 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 imageFeb16 Collection: Switzerland - Andeer - decorated house Haus Padrun (1501)

Switzerland - Andeer - decorated house Haus Padrun (1501)
Switzerland - Andeer - decorated house Haus Padrun (Chasa Padrun) (1501). Date: circa 1910s

Background imageFeb16 Collection: Debenham and Freebody suit, 1954

Debenham and Freebody suit, 1954
A classic black suit from Debeneham and Freebody, finely tailored with black velvet collar and cuffs and made from the very best worsted barathea. Date: 1954

Background imageFeb16 Collection: Gertie Millar - English stage actress and singer

Gertie Millar - English stage actress and singer
Gertie Millar (1879-1952) - English stage actress and singer, married 2nd Earl of Dudley in 1924, becoming the Countess of Dudley. Date: circa 1908

Background imageFeb16 Collection: Wheel Ride - La Grande Rome - Morocco

Wheel Ride - La Grande Rome - Morocco. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageFeb16 Collection: La Petite Francaise by William Barribal

La Petite Francaise by William Barribal
Beautiful portrait of a dark-haired French woman by William Barribal. 1917

Background imageFeb16 Collection: Peru - Ucayali River - European Hunters and Crocodile

Peru - Ucayali River - European Hunters and Crocodile
Arequipa region, Peru - Ucayali River - European Hunters, indigenous villagers and (rather clearly deceased) Crocodile. Part of the reverse comment on this postcard reads

Background imageFeb16 Collection: The Losing Lady And The Cough-Drop, A Hectic Moment At Monte Carlo by H M Bateman

The Losing Lady And The Cough-Drop, A Hectic Moment At Monte Carlo by H M Bateman. The innocent cough-drop and the worried officials

Background imageFeb16 Collection: The Man Who Bid Half a Guinea at Tattersalls by H M Bateman

The Man Who Bid Half a Guinea at Tattersalls by H M Bateman. Obviously half a guinea is not what you should bid for a horse. This illustration shows the establishment in turmoil

Background imageFeb16 Collection: Spain - Madrid, Avenida de Jose Antonio

Spain - Madrid, Avenida de Jose Antonio Date: circa 1930s

Background imageFeb16 Collection: Potje-Cafe at Mont des Cats - Dunkirk France

Potje-Cafe at Mont des Cats - Dunkirk France
Potje-Cafe at Mont des Cats. Two women sat smoking pipes in the cafe.It is an eerie picture with a spooky face at the window. A ghost figure Date: 1914

Background imageFeb16 Collection: WW1 - Encouraging investment in the Commercial Bank of Italy

WW1 - Encouraging investment in the Commercial Bank of Italy
" Give your shield to Italy" - a WW1-era card encouraging investment in the new 5% Italian loan available through the Commercial Bank of Italy. circa 1917

Background imageFeb16 Collection: Selimiye Barracks at Haydar Pasa, Istanbul

Selimiye Barracks at Haydar Pasa, Istanbul
The Selimiye Barracks at Haydar Pasa (built by Mahmud II in 1828), known in Turkish as Kisla - the site of Florence Nightingales British Military Hospital during the Crimean War. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageFeb16 Collection: The Leas Preparatory School, Hoylake, Wirral, Cheshire

The Leas Preparatory School, Hoylake, Wirral, Cheshire. Date: 1916

Background imageFeb16 Collection: Fearsome Warrior of the South African Ndebele Tribe

Fearsome Warrior of the South African Ndebele Tribe, one of the Nguni tribes - he is wearing a remarkable headdress. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageFeb16 Collection: D Ye Ken John Peel in his Coat so Grey by Joseph Simpson

D Ye Ken John Peel in his Coat so Grey by Joseph Simpson
John Peel (1776? 13 November 1854), English huntsman and the subject of the nineteenth century song D ye ken John Peel - " ken" meaning to be aware of or to know in some dialects of

Background imageFeb16 Collection: Young South African Boy suffering from Vitiligo

Young South African Boy suffering from Vitiligo
Young South African Boy from Pretoria suffering from Vitiligo - titled here at the Leopard Skin Kaffir Child - A Freak of Nature. Date: circa 1905

Background imageFeb16 Collection: Imogen Grenfell

Imogen Grenfell
Alexandra Imogen Clair Gage (n饠 Grenfell), Viscountess Gage (1905-1969), Daughter of 1st Baron Desborough and Ettie, Lady Desborough; wife of 6th Viscount Gage. Date: 1925

Background imageFeb16 Collection: Droste Drinking Chocolate Tin - Haarlem, The Netherlands

Droste Drinking Chocolate Tin - Haarlem, The Netherlands
Droste Drinking Chocolate Tin - manufactured at Haarlem, The Netherlands. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageFeb16 Collection: Madagascan Sakalave (Sakalava) Woman

Madagascan Sakalave (Sakalava) Woman
Woman from the Sakalava Tribe, who live on the western edge of Madagascar from Morandava to Nosy Be. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageFeb16 Collection: Cenotaph War Memorial, Galle Face Green, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Cenotaph War Memorial, Galle Face Green, Colombo, Sri Lanka
The Cenotaph War Memorial built in the 1920s to remember both Ceylonese and Europeans from Ceylon who were killed in the World War I, was constructed at the Galle Face Green

Background imageFeb16 Collection: Somalian Warriors - Somalia

Somalian Warriors - Somalia (at this stage under Italian occupation). Date: circa 1930s

Background imageFeb16 Collection: Jaffa oranges and grapefruit advertisement, 1938

Jaffa oranges and grapefruit advertisement, 1938
Advertisement for Jaffa oranges and grapefruit emphasising their juiciness. Date: 1938

Background imageFeb16 Collection: Garroulds maids outfit advertisement

Garroulds maids outfit advertisement
Advertisement for Garroulds of Edgware Road, London, highlighting their uniforms for staff. Distinguished hostesses who take a personal interest in their entertaining to express their artistry

Background imageFeb16 Collection: Dickins and Jones advertisement, 1950s fashion

Dickins and Jones advertisement, 1950s fashion
Advertisement for department store, Dickins and Jones of Regent Street, London, featuring a model wearing a black velvet coat with Dolman sleeves and collar. Date: 1950

Background imageFeb16 Collection: Baltara - United Baltic Corporation Ltd Hospital Ship

Baltara - United Baltic Corporation Ltd Hospital Ship
Cargo liner Baltara (Br, 1909) ex Suntemple and ex Berbice, United Baltic Corp Ltd, at sea. Worked as a hospital ship until purchased by United Baltic Corporation, wrecked in 1929. Date: 1927

Background imageFeb16 Collection: Two Saami Men smoking their pipes - Norway

Two Saami Men smoking their pipes - Norway. Date: circa 1910s



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