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Glow Collection

Background imageGlow Collection: St Rosa De Lima

St Rosa De Lima
SANTA ROSA DI LIMA displays a luminous glow - a phenomenon reported of many religious figures, and which may have given rise to the idea of the halo : or vice versa

Background imageGlow Collection: Knaresborough / Palmer

Knaresborough / Palmer
Knaresborough, Yorkshire

Background imageGlow Collection: Evening glow at Koganei Bridge

Evening glow at Koganei Bridge. Print shows a bridge across a canal with flowering cherry trees along the banks, a small cluster of low buildings, and a view of Mount Fuji in the background

Background imageGlow Collection: The Embankment, London on wet night with Policeman and Trams

The Embankment, London on wet night with Policeman and Trams
A truly superb postcard photograph of The Embankment, London on wet night. The lights cast a strange eerie glow on the scene, magnified through the windows of a row of parked trams

Background imageGlow Collection: The Fall of the German airship L-21 by Fortunino Matania, WW1

The Fall of the German airship L-21 by Fortunino Matania, WW1
The destruction of the German Zeppelin L-21 over Cuffley, Hertfordshire after being shot down by Lieut. William Leefe Robinson on the night of 2nd/3rd September 1916

Background imageGlow Collection: Common Glow-worm - female - glowing on a cut grass stalk to attract males - late in

Common Glow-worm - female - glowing on a cut grass stalk to attract males - late in the dusk - midsummer - June (Lampyris noctulica ). meadow in Ural Mountains - Tchelyabinsk region - Russia

Background imageGlow Collection: Lobster pot lit by harbour light at night, Newlyn, Cornwall

Lobster pot lit by harbour light at night, Newlyn, Cornwall
An old, traditional lobster pot lit by a harbour light at night on the quayside the Old Quay at Newlyn, Cornwall, England. The deck lights of fishing trawlers can be seen in the distance

Background imageGlow Collection: Suburban station under snow, South London

Suburban station under snow, South London
A South London railway station, with passengers waiting on a snowy platform. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageGlow Collection: Lady with Chinese lantern

Lady with Chinese lantern
Lady at a masked ball holding a Chinese lantern. 1920s

Background imageGlow Collection: Gunners passing burning buildings, by Ugo Matania, WW1

Gunners passing burning buildings, by Ugo Matania, WW1
Gunners passing burning buildings, illustration for The Sphere, 26 May 1917, oil on card by Ugo Matania, First World War. 1917

Background imageGlow Collection: Souvenir card, Worlds Fair 1904, St Louis, Missouri, USA

Souvenir card, Worlds Fair 1904, St Louis, Missouri, USA
Souvenir card, Administration Building, Worlds Fair 1904, St Louis, Missouri, USA. When held up to the light, the windows, moon and fountain glow. 1904

Background imageGlow Collection: Going to Party Date: 1940

Going to Party Date: 1940

Background imageGlow Collection: INDUSTRIAL LANDSCAPE

INDUSTRIAL LANDSCAPE
The Valley of Desolation Factories and mines light up the countryside with a dark Satanic glow Date: circa 1895

Background imageGlow Collection: SMITHFIELD / LANTERN SLIDE

SMITHFIELD / LANTERN SLIDE
Smithfield Market by night Date: 1910

Background imageGlow Collection: Light bulb glows during the day from a rickety street lamp

Light bulb glows during the day from a rickety street lamp
A small light bulb glows during the day from a rickety street lamp in Hong Kong, The background is coloured ochre and green Date: 1982

Background imageGlow Collection: Common Glow-worm - female - climbed on top of a

Common Glow-worm - female - climbed on top of a cut grass stalk in the dusk - attracts males by glowing and waving abdomen from side-to-side - late in the dusk - midsummer - June (Lampyris noctulica)

Background imageGlow Collection: Common Glow-worm - female - attracts males by glowing

Common Glow-worm - female - attracts males by glowing - holds to top of a cut grass stalk - dusk - midsummer - June (Lampyris noctulica ). meadow in Ural Mountains - Tchelyabinsk region - Russia

Background imageGlow Collection: Why Not Matches? WWI cartoon by William Heath Robinson

Why Not Matches? WWI cartoon by William Heath Robinson
Lights for All: Trapping Glow Worms in Kensington Gardens. A typically ridiculous idea by Heath Robinson for trapping glow worms, thus providing light for Londoners during the black out. Date: 1917

Background imageGlow Collection: Train driver and stoker on engine footplate

Train driver and stoker on engine footplate
On the footplate: a driver and a stoker on the open footplate of a night train at Christmas-time, discussing the recent railway strike in Scotland. Date: 1891

Background imageGlow Collection: Crystal Palace at Sydenham is destroyed by fire

Crystal Palace at Sydenham is destroyed by fire
The Crystal Palace at Sydenham is destroyed by a devastating fire on 30th November 1936. One of the 284ft water towers (designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel)

Background imageGlow Collection: The Cuckoo by Charles E. Brookfield

The Cuckoo by Charles E. Brookfield (19 May 1857 20 October 1913) adapted from Decore by H. Meilhac (Theatre des Varietes, Paris, 27th January 1888)

Background imageGlow Collection: WW1 poster, YMCA and YWCA

WW1 poster, YMCA and YWCA
Poster, His Home Over There, YMCA and YWCA. More than 2000 Such Homes for Our Boys, United War Work Campaign, 11-18 November. circa 1918

Background imageGlow Collection: Fantastic Adventures - Cats of Kadenza

Fantastic Adventures - Cats of Kadenza
Cover of Fantastic Adventures, October 1944, featuring the story Cats of Kadenza by Don Wilcox. Old man stares terrified in a mysterious glowing hand mirror. Cats scramble over some skulls. Date: 1944

Background imageGlow Collection: Two fairies on a Christmas card

Two fairies on a Christmas card, sitting by a fire, one with holly in his hair. With ornate gold and white edging. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageGlow Collection: Cooking and heating equipment 1929

Cooking and heating equipment 1929
Economical equipment for cooking and heating, products for Harrods catalogue building & decorating department. Date: 1929

Background imageGlow Collection: Advert / Virol Food 1 / 2

Advert / Virol Food 1 / 2
Virol Food - for a ruddy glow (1 of 2) Date: late 19th century?

Background imageGlow Collection: A walk along the river in the Cascine, toward San Miniato

A walk along the river in the Cascine, toward San Miniato
A walk along the river in the Cascine Park, Florence, Italy, with view toward San Miniato in the early evening light. Date: 1905

Background imageGlow Collection: Florence - Banks of the River Arno in the evening light

Florence - Banks of the River Arno in the evening light
Florence - Banks of the River Arno in the evening glow - beyond the Polar Trees are seen the diatnt Tuscan Hills - Early spring study. Date: 1905

Background imageGlow Collection: Dog and cat on a Christmas card

Dog and cat on a Christmas card
Dog and cat by the fireside on a Christmas card -- the dog is surprised to find the cat emerging from his kennel. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageGlow Collection: Surfer silhouetted against the sea

Surfer silhouetted against the sea
A surfer and surf board silhouetted against the sea. Date: 20th century

Background imageGlow Collection: Luminous Deep-Sea Fish by G H Davis

Luminous Deep-Sea Fish by G H Davis
Various fish capable of luminescence, along with a diagram of the organs that the fish possess that cause this luminescence. Date: 1927

Background imageGlow Collection: Phosphaenus hemipterus, glow worm

Phosphaenus hemipterus, glow worm
Photograph of a glow worm (Phosphaenus hemipterus)

Background imageGlow Collection: Detail of interior columns, the Natural History Museum, Lond

Detail of interior columns, the Natural History Museum, Lond
Alfred Waterhouse (1830-1905) designed the museum in the 1860s, and it first opened its doors on Easter Monday 1881

Background imageGlow Collection: The Atrium in the Earth Galleries

The Atrium in the Earth Galleries
The Atrium, Earth Galleries, at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageGlow Collection: The Earth Galleries

The Earth Galleries
The Atrium at the Earth Galleries at the Natural History Museum

Background imageGlow Collection: Evening glow at Ryogoku Bridge

Evening glow at Ryogoku Bridge. Print shows many people on city streets and crossing bridges over bodies of water, with boats, wooden buildings, and the setting sun or full moon in the background

Background imageGlow Collection: Evening glow at Seta

Evening glow at Seta. Print shows clusters of thatched-roof buildings, bridges spanning an inlet, boats in the harbor, during evening in Seta. Date between 1804 and 1818

Background imageGlow Collection: Titanic - How Ice Blink reveals the presence of bergs

Titanic - How Ice Blink reveals the presence of bergs
Diagram in The Sphere during the inquiry into the Titanic disaster showing how ice blink reveals the presence of bergs underneath the water

Background imageGlow Collection: Rowing - getting into the boat

Rowing - getting into the boat
A rather interesting early glow-in-the-dark postcard depicting rowers getting into their boat Date: 1920s

Background imageGlow Collection: Gas Fire Nibbles

Gas Fire Nibbles
Ladies in dinner dresses and stilettos share a nibble and a tipple beside the comforting glow of a Sugg Caprice gas room heater! Date: 1960s

Background imageGlow Collection: Waitomo Glow-Worm Caves

Waitomo Glow-Worm Caves
Why on earth are these fashionable young women putting on such ugly boots? So they can enter Waitomo Glow- worm Caves, New Zealand, silly! Date: 1940s

Background imageGlow Collection: Phantom on the Line

Phantom on the Line
A ghostly female figure stands on the track in the path of an oncoming train with her arms outstretched. The lights of the train surround her in a ghastly glow. Date: circa 1910

Background imageGlow Collection: Advert / Virol Food 2 / 2

Advert / Virol Food 2 / 2
Virol Food - for a ruddy glow (2 of 2) Date: late 19th century?

Background imageGlow Collection: Pauline Chase Smoking

Pauline Chase Smoking
Miss Pauline Chase smoking, promoting the play The Amazons at the Duke of Yorks Theatre in which she played Lady Wilhelmina

Background imageGlow Collection: First Fire of the Season

First Fire of the Season
The First Fire of the Season. A contented Victorian family bask in the glow of the fire and their own goodness

Background imageGlow Collection: Children / Fireside C1880

Children / Fireside C1880
Four children sit round the fireside

Background imageGlow Collection: GAY GLOW GAS FIRE

GAY GLOW GAS FIRE
An attractive young housewife flips through a fashion magazine, warming her white stilettos by her Gay Glow gas fire. Date: 1960s

Background imageGlow Collection: Electric Fire Brochure

Electric Fire Brochure
A uniformed maid carries a flaming plum pudding into the dining room where the family sit in formal dress, warmed by the glow of a Creda electric fire. Date: 1933-4



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