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Background imageFirst Collection: First flight of BAC TSR-2 XR219 Boscombe Down

First flight of BAC TSR-2 XR219 Boscombe Down
First flight of BAC TSR-2, XR219, Boscombe Down, 30 September 1964

Background imageFirst Collection: WWI German gas mask, c 1918, in its original metal containe

WWI German gas mask, c 1918, in its original metal containe
First World War German gas mask, c. 1918, in its original metal container. With a supply of silicone window panes, the instructions translate from German to for humidity, don t wipe

Background imageFirst Collection: Gardenia taitensis, Tahitian gardenia

Gardenia taitensis, Tahitian gardenia
Finished watercolour by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage across the Pacific, 1768-1771. Illustration annotated Gardenia florida

Background imageFirst Collection: Archaeopteryx

Archaeopteryx had the same number and arrangement of primary and secondary flight feathers as modern birds. Watercolour on paper by John Doncaster

Background imageFirst Collection: de Havilland DH. 112 Sea Venom F. A. W. 21 XA539

de Havilland DH. 112 Sea Venom F. A. W. 21 XA539
de Havilland DH.112 Sea Venom F.A.W.21 XA539, flying with the Aero Flight from RAE Bedford. First flown on 21 May 1954, delivered on 03 June 1954

Background imageFirst Collection: WORLD WAR I (1914-1918). Poster USA BONDS Third Liberty Loa

WORLD WAR I (1914-1918). Poster USA BONDS Third Liberty Loan Campaign. BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA (1917), by Joseph Christian Leyendecker (1874-1951). Edited by the government of the United States

Background imageFirst Collection: Lewisham Military Hospital, High Street, Lewisham

Lewisham Military Hospital, High Street, Lewisham
Lewisham Military Hospital operated during the First World War in the premises of the Lewisham Union workhouse. A large sign bearing the red cross symbol stands over the entrance. Date: Date unknown

Background imageFirst Collection: Acacia nilotica, prickly acacia tree

Acacia nilotica, prickly acacia tree
Finished watercolour by Fred Polydore Nodder from an original outline drawing by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage across the Pacific, 1768-1771

Background imageFirst Collection: First prototype English Electric Canberra B2 VX165

First prototype English Electric Canberra B2 VX165
First prototype English Electric Canberra B2, VX165

Background imageFirst Collection: Metrosideros excelsa, Christmas tree

Metrosideros excelsa, Christmas tree
Finished watercolour by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage across the Pacific, 1768-1771

Background imageFirst Collection: Royal Air Force Westland Wessex HC. 2 XR505

Royal Air Force Westland Wessex HC. 2 XR505
Royal Air Force Westland Wessex HC.2 XR505 (msn WA130) at RAF Odiham First flight on 01-10-1963, delivered 18-10-1963, to Uruguay Navy as A-081 on 01-1998 Date: 1964

Background imageFirst Collection: Syria. Krak des Chevaliers

Syria. Krak des Chevaliers. Castle built in the twelfth century by the Knights Hospitaller during the Crusades to the Holy Land

Background imageFirst Collection: First World War. Big Bertha M42

First World War. Big Bertha M42
WORLD WAR (1914-1918). BIG BERTHA M42. German gun used to bombard Paris from over 100 km. away in 1918. Its gauge was 210 mm. and was 34 m. long

Background imageFirst Collection: Stobhill Hospital, Springburn, Glasgow

Stobhill Hospital, Springburn, Glasgow
An aerial view of Stobhill Hospital, erected in 1903-4 at Springburn, Glasgow, by the citys poor law authority. It provided around 2000 beds for the infirm and chronic sick poor, and for children

Background imageFirst Collection: Croydon Airport - de Havilland DH. 84 Dragon G-ACIU

Croydon Airport - de Havilland DH. 84 Dragon G-ACIU
de Havilland DH.84 Dragon G-ACIU (msn 3041) of Surrey Flying Services Ltd. approaching to land at Croydon Airport. First registered on 25.07.33 was previously owned by Marmaduke Furness (Lord Furness)

Background imageFirst Collection: Jennie Benson music hall comedienne and mimic

Jennie Benson music hall comedienne and mimic
Jennie Benson comedienne and mimic. Known for her character studies. Dressed as a soldier during the First World War in greatcoat and cap, smoking a cigarette. Signed card. Date: circa 1917

Background imageFirst Collection: First Kings Dragoon Guards

First Kings Dragoon Guards.Coloured aquatint by and after William Heath, published by J Watson, Vere Street, Bond Street, London

Background imageFirst Collection: First Aid Nursing Yeomanry ambulance

First Aid Nursing Yeomanry ambulance
Photograph: First Aid Nursing Yeomanry ambulance.One of seven photographs relating to the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY), 1911-1918, and as depicted in the Bath Tattoo, July 1958. Date: 1911

Background imageFirst Collection: First Presbyterian Church, Bangor

First Presbyterian Church, Bangor - view taken from high building across Main street looking slightly down to the front of the church. (Location: Northern Ireland: County Down: Bangor)

Background imageFirst Collection: Caricature of a Lieutenant Colonel of the Army Service Corps

Caricature of a Lieutenant Colonel of the Army Service Corps
First World War caricature of a Lieutenant Colonel of the Army Service Corps. Godfrey H. Brennan

Background imageFirst Collection: Thespesia populnea, portia tree

Thespesia populnea, portia tree
Finished watercolour by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage across the Pacific, 1768-1771

Background imageFirst Collection: Piper methysticum, kava

Piper methysticum, kava
Finished watercolour by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage across the Pacific, 1768-1771. Illustration annotated Piper inebrians

Background imageFirst Collection: Macropus giganteus, eastern gray kangaroo and Xanthorrhoea s

Macropus giganteus, eastern gray kangaroo and Xanthorrhoea s
Gum-plant, and Kangooroo of New Holland. Drawing 56 By George Raper, 1789

Background imageFirst Collection: Middlesex Hospital

Middlesex Hospital
A view of the Middlesex Hospital in 1840. Middlesex Hospital was a teaching hospital located in the Fitzrovia area of London, England

Background imageFirst Collection: WWI photo frame showing the Western Front with map

WWI photo frame showing the Western Front with map
First World War photo frame showing the Western Front with map of France and Belgium. Also shows the names of Allied Generals and various towns and cities. Trench Art. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageFirst Collection: Front view of the First Blackburn Monoplane

Front view of the First Blackburn Monoplane on the sands at Marske in 1909. Date: 1909

Background imageFirst Collection: First compound aeroplane design

First compound aeroplane design, with flappers mounted on struts rising from fixed wings set dihedrally on a wheeled car. 1805. From Cayleys original notebook

Background imageFirst Collection: Muntiacus muntjak, Indian muntjac

Muntiacus muntjak, Indian muntjac
Zoological drawing 6 (1:6) Cervus plicatus. Pencil outline, lateral and front views, of head of Indian muntjac, made by Sydney Parkinson (1745-1771) during Captain Cooks first voyage of discovery

Background imageFirst Collection: Corynocarpus laevigatus, karaka tree

Corynocarpus laevigatus, karaka tree
Finished watercolour by John Frederick Miller from an original outline drawing by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage across the Pacific, 1768-1771

Background imageFirst Collection: Marsdenia mollissima

Marsdenia mollissima
Finished watercolour by Sydney Parkinson made during Captain James Cooks first voyage across the Pacific, 1768-1771. Illustration annotated Cynanchum crassifolium

Background imageFirst Collection: Rt Hon Viscount Craigavon, First Prime Minister Northern Ire

Rt Hon Viscount Craigavon, First Prime Minister Northern Ire
Rt. Hon. The Viscount Craigavon 1871 - 1940, First Prime Minister of Northern Ireland (1923). Lavery, Sir John 1856-1941. Date: 1923

Background imageFirst Collection: Rehearsal for the First UK Aerial Post staged at Windsor

Rehearsal for the First UK Aerial Post staged at Windsor in September 1911 organised by Claude Grahame-White. Date: 1911

Background imageFirst Collection: American soldiers shake hands w. Russians River Elbe, 1945 W

American soldiers shake hands w. Russians River Elbe, 1945 W
American soldiers of the First Army shake hands with Russian counterparts as the two sides meet at Torgau on the River Elbe, 1945 World War II

Background imageFirst Collection: WWI French Mannlicher Berthier Infantry rifle bayonet

WWI French Mannlicher Berthier Infantry rifle bayonet
First World War French Mannlicher Berthier Infantry rifle bayonet, No. 24557. Firearms & Equipment

Background imageFirst Collection: HMS Glorious, aircraft carrier

HMS Glorious, aircraft carrier
Royal Navy - HMS Glorious, aircraft carrier, at anchor, steaming up. HMS Glorious was the second of the three Courageous-class battlecruisers built for the Royal Navy during the First World War

Background imageFirst Collection: WWI: Bristol Company Red Cross Association, Paris

WWI: Bristol Company Red Cross Association, Paris
Vintage World War One photograph - WWI: Bristol Company Red Cross Association, Paris

Background imageFirst Collection: WWI: British soldiers, armoured car, terrier dog, near Antwerp

WWI: British soldiers, armoured car, terrier dog, near Antwerp
Vintage World War One photograph - WWI: British soldiers, armoured car, terrier dog, near Antwerp

Background imageFirst Collection: WWI: captured horse drawn German field kitchen

WWI: captured horse drawn German field kitchen
Vintage World War One photograph - WWI: captured horse drawn German field kitchen

Background imageFirst Collection: Victims of the First Gas Attack Memorial, Steenstraat

Victims of the First Gas Attack Memorial, Steenstraat
This 15 metres high Cross of Reconciliation, commemorates the victims of the first gas attack of the war made by the Germans on 22 April 1915

Background imageFirst Collection: Rosalind Russell?s housecoat advert - First Love Silverware

Rosalind Russell?s housecoat advert - First Love Silverware
Rosalind Russell?s housecoat for an advertisement for First Love silverware (1937). The housecoat ? stylistically matched Dolly Tree

Background imageFirst Collection: The Aztec king Montezuma II and Tuscarora

The Aztec king Montezuma II and Tuscarora
Portrait of Montezuma II, Aztec Emperor of Mexico, in gold crown and gorgette, and of David Cusick, a Tuscarora Baptist preacher and author, in western clothes

Background imageFirst Collection: Napoleon Bonaparte as First Consul during

Napoleon Bonaparte as First Consul during the Consulate, 1799-1804. Handcoloured lithograph from Le Bibliophile Jacob aka Paul Lacroixs Costumes Historiques de la France

Background imageFirst Collection: THE CAGED BRITISH LION

THE CAGED BRITISH LION
German World War One propaganda: the Germans have caged the British lion Date: 1918

Background imageFirst Collection: Westland S. 55 series 1 G-AOHE

Westland S. 55 series 1 G-AOHE
Westland S.55 series 1 G-AOHE (msn WA.126) of Bristow Helicopters, on floats. First registered in 1956, AOHE was registered to the South Georgia Co. Ltd

Background imageFirst Collection: Boeing B707 F-BHSZ Chateau de Kerjean

Boeing B707 F-BHSZ Chateau de Kerjean
Boeing B707-328B F-BHSZ Chateau de Kerjean (msn 18459, line no.335), of Air France. First flown on 12 March 1963, delivered to Air France on 30 March 1963

Background imageFirst Collection: North American P-51C-10-NT Mustang N1202 Houstonian

North American P-51C-10-NT Mustang N1202 Houstonian (msn 111-29080, formerly 44-10947), with race number 60. One of three owned by Oil Tycoon Glenn McArthy

Background imageFirst Collection: Boeing 727-64 XA-SEJ

Boeing 727-64 XA-SEJ Azteca de Oro (msn 19255, line no. 331) of Mexicana. First flown on 26 October 1966, delivered to Mexicana on 8 November 1966, but written-off when it crashed into Lake Texcoco

Background imageFirst Collection: United States Air Force - Consolidated XC-99 43-52436

United States Air Force - Consolidated XC-99 43-52436. First flight 23 November 1947. Flew from San Antonio, Texas to Frankfurt



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