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Feb17 Collection

Background imageFeb17 Collection: Ebenezer Howard - Three Magnets diagram

Ebenezer Howard - Three Magnets diagram
The Three Magnets - Ebenezer Howards diagram illustrating the advantages of the garden city. Diagram from Ebenezer Howards To-morrow: A Peaceful Path to Real Reform (1898)

Background imageFeb17 Collection: The Engine Room at the Clement-Talbot Motor Works, London

The Engine Room at the Clement-Talbot Motor Works, London
The Engine Room at the Clement-Talbot Motor Works, Ladbroke Grove, North Kensington, London, alongside the Great Western Railway line and between Wormwood Scrubs

Background imageFeb17 Collection: Bridge Street, Wick, Scotland

Bridge Street, Wick, Scotland
Bridge Street with the war memorial, Wick, Scotland. Station hotel can be seen on the far side of the bridge. Date: 1935

Background imageFeb17 Collection: The Men of Arnhem by Bryan de Grineau

The Men of Arnhem by Bryan de Grineau
The Men of Arnhem: " A Superb Feat of Arms Performed by our First Airborne Division." - The Prime Minister. The First Airborne Division beating off a heavy attack by German S.S

Background imageFeb17 Collection: Derby Day - The Olympians

Derby Day - The Olympians
Caricatures of prominent racing fans riding to Epsom in a stagecoach. From left, the Earl of Lonsdale, Lady James Douglas, Sir Edward Hulton, Lord Glaneley, Sir H. Cunliffe-Owen, Hon. G

Background imageFeb17 Collection: Elspeth Phelps advertisement, 1920

Elspeth Phelps advertisement, 1920
Lady Elcho, formerly Lady Violet Manners (born 1888), wife of Hugo Francis Charteris, Lord Elcho and heir to the Earl of Weymss. She was sister to Lady Diana Manners

Background imageFeb17 Collection: Ave Atque Vale by Aubrey Beardsley

Ave Atque Vale by Aubrey Beardsley
Ave Atque Vale. (Hale and farewell) Illustration by Aubrey Beardsley to his own translation of Carmen Ci, a poem by Catullus. Date: 1896

Background imageFeb17 Collection: Kate Carew self-portrait

Kate Carew self-portrait
Mary Williams (1869 1961), who wrote pseudonymously as Kate Carew, was a caricaturist self-styled as " The Only Woman Caricaturist"

Background imageFeb17 Collection: Freda Dudley Ward and her children

Freda Dudley Ward and her children
Freda Dudley Ward photographed with her two daughters, Penelope and Angela. Winifred (Freda) Dudley Ward, nee Birkin, was the mistress of the Duke of Windsor when he was Prince of Wales

Background imageFeb17 Collection: Topsfield Parade, Crouch End, London

Topsfield Parade, Crouch End, London - Queens Opera House and Club can be seen on the right (in 2017 a Virgin Arctive Health Club...). Date: circa 1905

Background imageFeb17 Collection: The Copper Horse - Windsor Great Park, Windsor, Berkshire

The Copper Horse - Windsor Great Park, Windsor, Berkshire
The Copper Horse by Sir Richard Westmacott (1775-1856) - marking the end of the Long Walk at Snow Hill in Windsor Great Park, Berkshire Date: circa 1910s

Background imageFeb17 Collection: Elspeth Phelps advertisement, 1920

Elspeth Phelps advertisement, 1920
Advertisement for Elspeth Phelps fashion house, one of a series of highly stylised and witty adverts designed by Lady Eileen Orde (daughter of the 4th Duke of Wellington)

Background imageFeb17 Collection: Elspeth Phelps advertisement, 1920

Elspeth Phelps advertisement, 1920
Advertisement for Elspeth Phelps fashion house, one of a series of highly stylised and witty adverts designed by Lady Eileen Orde (daughter of the 4th Duke of Wellington)

Background imageFeb17 Collection: Stripping the bark from the barkcloth tree, Uganda

Stripping the bark from the barkcloth tree, Uganda. Barkcloth making is an ancient craft of the Baganda people who live in the Buganda kingdom in southern Uganda

Background imageFeb17 Collection: Yogi on bed of nails - Serampore, West Bengal, India

Yogi on bed of nails - Serampore, West Bengal, India. Date: 1925

Background imageFeb17 Collection: The Green Man Pub - Putney Heath

The Green Man Pub - Putney Heath - operated by Youngs Brewery (Young & Co.s Pale Ales) - unchanged to this day. Date: 1905

Background imageFeb17 Collection: Ebenezer Howard - plan of garden city

Ebenezer Howard - plan of garden city
Ebenezer Howards plan of a garden city. Date: 1898

Background imageFeb17 Collection: American schooner Westward - built by Herrehoff

American schooner Westward - built by Herrehoff
The American schooner Westward - built by Herrehoff in 1910 and later owned by Mr Thomas Benjamin Davis - a magnificent schooner of 323 tonnes. In 1910 she sailed in eleven races and won them all

Background imageFeb17 Collection: Ark Royal - Elizabethan Naval ship

Ark Royal - Elizabethan Naval ship
Built by Raleigh, and named the Ark Raleigh, purchased by Elizabeth and renamed Ark Royal (and subsequently Anne Royal Date: 1587

Background imageFeb17 Collection: The Garden Model Village - Woodcarvers Shop - Woolmer Green

The Garden Model Village - Woodcarvers Shop - Woolmer Green
Harry Macdonalds Model Village in the Garden of his Woodcarvers Shop - Woolmer Green, Knebworth, Hertfordshire. Harry MacDonald (a Yorkshireman) came south and brought this cottage for 1

Background imageFeb17 Collection: The celebration of the Mawlid al-nabi at Cairo, Egypt

The celebration of the Mawlid al-nabi at Cairo, Egypt - the observance of the birthday of the Islamic prophet Muhammad which is celebrated in Rabi al-awwal, the third month in the Islamic calendar

Background imageFeb17 Collection: Princess Beatrice Ward, Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel

Princess Beatrice Ward, Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel
The Princess Beatrice Ward (for Children), The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel Date: circa 1906

Background imageFeb17 Collection: Stonehenge, Wiltshire - John Constable

Stonehenge, Wiltshire - John Constable
Stonehenge, Wiltshire - painted by John Constable (1776-1837) - bequeathed to the V&A by Miss Isabel Constable. Date: 1835

Background imageFeb17 Collection: St Columbas, Pont Street, London - Lennox Gardens entrance

St Columbas, Pont Street, London - Lennox Gardens entrance
St Columba s, Pont Street, London - Lennox Gardens entrance - the church was dedicated on 4th December 1955 - architect Sir Edward Maufe, R.A. Date: circa 1956

Background imageFeb17 Collection: Mrs Gerald Du Maurier & family including Daphne

Mrs Gerald Du Maurier & family including Daphne
Mrs Gerald Du Maurier pictured with her three daughters, Angela, Daphne and Jeanne. Date: 1920

Background imageFeb17 Collection: Major Richardson and his ambulance dogs

Major Richardson and his ambulance dogs
Major Edwin Hautenville Richardson, renowned dog trainer and founder of the British War Dog School during the First World War

Background imageFeb17 Collection: Erlenbach, Switzerland on Lake Zurich (Zurichsee)

Erlenbach, Switzerland on Lake Zurich (Zurichsee). Date: 1939

Background imageFeb17 Collection: Tbilisi, Georgia - Husband on horseback with young fiancee

Tbilisi, Georgia - Husband on horseback with young fiancee
Tbilisi, Georgia - Husband (a Tscherkesse - Circassian Cavalryman) on horseback with young fiancee. Date: circa 1902

Background imageFeb17 Collection: University - Edgar Allen Library, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

University - Edgar Allen Library, Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageFeb17 Collection: Students Memorial - University College, Bangor, Wales

Students Memorial - University College, Bangor, Wales - completed in 1923 to honour all the people from North Wales who had been killed in the First World War. Date: circa 1924

Background imageFeb17 Collection: Souvenir Postcard - Queen Victoria

Souvenir Postcard - Queen Victoria (1819-1901) (inset photograph by Gunn & Stuart). God Save The Queen! Date: 1900

Background imageFeb17 Collection: Egyptian Mummy in the British Museum, London - Katebet

Egyptian Mummy in the British Museum, London - Katebet
Mummy of an old woman named Katebet - a Chantress of Amun-Ra in Karnak, in linen wrappings, with a painted cartonnage mummy-mask with gilded face and attached wooden arms bearing jewellery

Background imageFeb17 Collection: Elephant and Castle shopping centre opens, 1965

Elephant and Castle shopping centre opens, 1965
A page from The Illustrated London News, dated 3rd April 1965, detailing the new three storey shopping arcade that had opened at Elephant and Castle, London. Date: 1965

Background imageFeb17 Collection: The Simmer and Jack Proprietary Gold Mines - South Africa

The Simmer and Jack Proprietary Gold Mines - South Africa
The Simmer and Jack Proprietary Gold Mines - east of Johannesburg, South Africa. The company which was founded in 1887 by the German August Simmer and Scotsman John Jack

Background imageFeb17 Collection: King George VI in his coronation robes

King George VI in his coronation robes - May 12th 1937. The reverse of the postcard records that the photographic prints were flown to Valentines works in Dundee on Coronation Day

Background imageFeb17 Collection: King Edward VII raising his hat

King Edward VII raising his hat
King Edward VII (1841-1910) - raising his top hat. Date: 1905

Background imageFeb17 Collection: Frontispiece to plays by John Davidson by Aubrey Beardsley

Frontispiece to plays by John Davidson by Aubrey Beardsley
Design for a frontispiece to John Davidsons plays by Aubrey Beardsley, featuring caricatures of Sir Augustus Harris, theatre manager; Oscar Wilde; Beardsleys sister Mabel (nude woman); Henry Harland

Background imageFeb17 Collection: Interior of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Gilanis tomb, Baghdad, Iraq

Interior of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Gilanis tomb, Baghdad, Iraq
The interior (entrance) of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Gilanis tomb, in his madrasa in Babul-Sheikh, Rusafa on the east bank of the Tigris in Baghdad, Iraq Date: circa 1930s

Background imageFeb17 Collection: Parsons Green, Fulham, West London

Parsons Green, Fulham, West London Date: circa 1908

Background imageFeb17 Collection: 1907 Imperial Conference - Discussions in Whitehall

1907 Imperial Conference - Discussions in Whitehall
The Imperial Conference of 1907 - convened in London on 15th April 1907 as the Colonial Conference, concluding on 14th May 1907

Background imageFeb17 Collection: Lady Cynthia Asquith with her son John

Lady Cynthia Asquith with her son John
Lady Cynthia Asquith (1887 - 1960) (nee Charteris), daughter of Lord Wemyss, author and notable survivor of the Titanic. Wife of Herbert Asquith, second son of the Prime Minister

Background imageFeb17 Collection: Ebenezer Howard - plan of section of garden city

Ebenezer Howard - plan of section of garden city
Ebenezer Howards plan of a section of a garden city - ward and centre. Date: 1898

Background imageFeb17 Collection: Major Richardson and his messenger dogs

Major Richardson and his messenger dogs
Major Edwin Hautenville Richardson, renowned trainer of dogs for military use and founder of the British War Dog School during the First World War

Background imageFeb17 Collection: Boulogne-sur-Mer - Beach, Britannia Statue and Port entrance

Boulogne-sur-Mer - Beach, Britannia Statue and Port entrance
Boulogne-sur-Mer, France, Beach, Britannia and Port entrance. The statue was erected to commemorate the arrival in 1914 of the British troops

Background imageFeb17 Collection: Harry MacDonald - Woodcarvers Shop - Woolmer Green

Harry MacDonald - Woodcarvers Shop - Woolmer Green
Harry MacDonald at work in his Woodcarvers Shop - Woolmer Green, Knebworth, Hertfordshire. MacDonald (a Yorkshireman) came south and brought this cottage for 1, 000 in 1937

Background imageFeb17 Collection: WW2 - Liberation of Paris. A Leclerc Tank in action

WW2 - Liberation of Paris. A Leclerc Tank in action. Date: 1944

Background imageFeb17 Collection: Stanley Palace, Chester

Stanley Palace, Chester
The exterior of Stanley Palace, Chester. Date: 1936

Background imageFeb17 Collection: Champion Piper - Oban, Scotland

Champion Piper - Oban, Scotland
Champion Piper John McColl (1860-1943) - Oban, Scotland. One of a family of famous MacColl pipers. Date: circa 1903



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