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Background imageGuard Collection: The Yeoman of the Guard by Ws Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan

The Yeoman of the Guard by Ws Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
Promotional postcard for The Yeomen of the Guard by W. S. Gilbert; music Arthur Sullivan. First produced Savoy Theatre, 3rd October 1888

Background imageGuard Collection: Poster for Welsh Guards

Poster for Welsh Guards
Smart men wanted to join the Welsh Guards, pictured here in full uniform during the Changing of the Guard ceremony at St. James Palace

Background imageGuard Collection: The Last Stand of the Imperial Guards at Waterloo

The Last Stand of the Imperial Guards at Waterloo. General Hill calling on upon the Enemy to Surrender.Print by Riddle and Goughman after the painting by Robert Hillingford

Background imageGuard Collection: British Military Poster - Inter-war period

British Military Poster - Inter-war period
Smart Men Wanted, rates of pay for soldiers enlisted or re-enlisted, Scots Guards, on or after 26 October 1925. Coloured chromolithograph recruitment poster after A W Baylis, 1925

Background imageGuard Collection: Grenadiers Mount Guard

Grenadiers Mount Guard
Grenadier Guards mounting the Guard - the colours are handed to the officer in charge of the guard for the day; they will then be saluted, and the guard will march off with them

Background imageGuard Collection: 1st battalion, Scots Guards, 1958

1st battalion, Scots Guards, 1958
Leaving England for Germany: the 1st battalion, Scots Guards, march past Windsor castle en route to the railway station. On Nov

Background imageGuard Collection: Poster advertising the D Oyly Carte Opera Company

Poster advertising the D Oyly Carte Opera Company, famous for its Gilbert and Sullivan operetta productions. Pictured are scenes from The Gondoliers, The Mikado and The Yeomen of the Guard

Background imageGuard Collection: Japanese warrior woman with naginata

Japanese warrior woman with naginata
Japanese warrior woman with a large Naginata. A naginata is a pole weapon that was traditionally used in Japan by members of the samurai class

Background imageGuard Collection: Acme Moustache Guard

Acme Moustache Guard
The Acme Moustache Guard. Solid comfort while eating. No use for napkins - does not interfere with use of mouth. Made of gold or silver plate. Everyone should have one!

Background imageGuard Collection: Lifeguards on horseback, Horse Guards Parade, London

Lifeguards on horseback, Horse Guards Parade, London
Lifeguards on horseback in Horse Guards Parade, London. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageGuard Collection: British Military Poster - Inter-war period

British Military Poster - Inter-war period
Grenadier Guards, smart men wanted. Colour chromolithograph poster after A W Baylis, 1927. Published by HMs Stationery Office

Background imageGuard Collection: Guards Saluting

Guards Saluting
The Grenadier Guards saluting the colour before going on guard for the day. Date: 1920s

Background imageGuard Collection: Three Coldstream Guards -- Crimean Braves

Three Coldstream Guards -- Crimean Braves
Three Coldstream Guards posing in uniform, with their weapons, in a photograph entitled Crimean Braves. The men are Joseph Numa, John Potter and James Deal

Background imageGuard Collection: The Guard Who Dropped It

The Guard Who Dropped It
A humorous illustration showing a terrified guardsman who has dropped his rifle. Bateman (1887-1970) was a popular artist and regularly contributed to the Sketch, the Tatler and the Bystander

Background imageGuard Collection: Napoleon on St Helena

Napoleon on St Helena
NAPOLEON I French emperor exiled to Saint Helena (guard in background)

Background imageGuard Collection: The Coldstream Guards taking over the Colour

The Coldstream Guards taking over the Colour
circa 1910s

Background imageGuard Collection: Coldstream Guards on a Christmas and New Year card

Coldstream Guards on a Christmas and New Year card, changing sentry duty in the snow. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageGuard Collection: King George V Silver Jubilee celebrations, ILN cover, 1935

King George V Silver Jubilee celebrations, ILN cover, 1935
Soldiers from across the British Empire gather to adore the crown, resplendent on a garlanded pedestal, on the occasion of the Silver Jubilee celebrations of King George V.St Pauls Cathedral can be

Background imageGuard Collection: Coronation. Royal Marine Guard of Honour march past

Coronation. Royal Marine Guard of Honour march past
A contingent of The Royal Marines march into position as part of the Guard of Honour outside the west door of the Abbey. They will hold a position to the extreme right of the picture. 1953

Background imageGuard Collection: Tomb of the Unknown Warrior, 1920

Tomb of the Unknown Warrior, 1920
Four sentries stand with heads bowed at the grave of the unknown soldier following the ceremony in Westminster Abbey on Armistice Day, 11 November 1920. 1920

Background imageGuard Collection: Fitzwilliam Bewicke-Copley wedding

Fitzwilliam Bewicke-Copley wedding
Scene at the wedding of Lord Fitzwilliam (Major Hubert Francis Fitzwilliam Brabazon Foljambe) to the Hon Gladys Bewicke-Copley, with an archway of swords provided by the Royal Horse Guards

Background imageGuard Collection: TIPU SULTAN (1749?-1799)

TIPU SULTAN (1749?-1799)
TIPU SULTAN (TIPPU SAHIP) Sultan of Mysore Son of Hyder Ali - fought against Marathas - pictured here at Pollilur in 1780 defeating British under Baille

Background imageGuard Collection: World War One soldiers

World War One soldiers
On les a souscrivez a la London County and Westminster Bank (Paris) Ltd : poster illustrated by three World War One soldiers, Scots Guard, French and British infantrymen in battle

Background imageGuard Collection: Operators of small boats enlist now! US Coast Guard

Operators of small boats enlist now! US Coast Guard. Poster encouraging boat owners to enlist in the US Coast Guard at the Recruiting Station, 146 Baronne St. New Orleans, La

Background imageGuard Collection: Life Guard - Lance Corporal - Mounted Review Order

Life Guard - Lance Corporal - Mounted Review Order (wearing cuirass). Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageGuard Collection: Catherine the Great / Coup

Catherine the Great / Coup
With the support of the Imperial Guard, Catherine the Great overthrows her husband, Peter III, to become Empress of All Russia

Background imageGuard Collection: GUARD (1930S)

GUARD (1930S)
A guard of the North Eastern Railway waves his green flag and blows his whistle to tell the driver that the train may leave

Background imageGuard Collection: Life Guards Parade

Life Guards Parade
Parade of the First Life Guards in Whitehall

Background imageGuard Collection: Tower of London

Tower of London
A Yeoman of the Guard (Beefeater) with the famous ravens of the Tower

Background imageGuard Collection: Opening of the Mersey Tunnel - Liverpool

Opening of the Mersey Tunnel - Liverpool Date: 1934

Background imageGuard Collection: Napoleonic War - Grenadier of the French Imperial Guard

Napoleonic War - Grenadier of the French Imperial Guard in Campaign Dress

Background imageGuard Collection: Illustrated London News Silver Jubilee Number 1935

Illustrated London News Silver Jubilee Number 1935
Front cover of The Illustrated London News conjuring up the pomp and pageantry of the Silver Jubilee celebrations of King George V with a parade of liveried riders

Background imageGuard Collection: The Boys Of The New Home Guard

The Boys Of The New Home Guard
An illustrated WW2 music sheet cover for The Boys Of the New Home Guard, printed as a contibution to the Home Guard Spitfire fund

Background imageGuard Collection: Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace - Christmas card

Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace - Christmas card
Changing of the (Scots) Guards at Buckingham Palace - Christmas greetings card design by Harry Payne for Raphael Tuck & Sons. Date: circa 1908

Background imageGuard Collection: 2nd Regiment of Life Guards

2nd Regiment of Life Guards
A group of 2nd Regiment of Life Guards, was a cavalry regiment in the British Army, part of the Household Cavalry. Date: 1894

Background imageGuard Collection: The Night Watch, 1662, by Rembrandt (1606-1669)

The Night Watch, 1662, by Rembrandt (1606-1669)
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606-1669). Dutch painter. The Night Watch, 1662. Rijksmuseum. Amsterdam. Holland

Background imageGuard Collection: Ancient Assyrian Costume

Ancient Assyrian Costume
ANCIENT ASSYRIA Weaponry and armour of Warriors, the King in his court regalia and ready for battle and the costume of his body guard. Date: B.C

Background imageGuard Collection: Wedding of Viscount Althorp and Hon. Frances Roche in Tatler

Wedding of Viscount Althorp and Hon. Frances Roche in Tatler
Page from The Tatler reporting on the wedding of Viscount Althorp (later Earl Spencer) and the Hon. Frances Roche, the parents of Diana, Princess of Wales

Background imageGuard Collection: The Royal Visit to Ireland, 1900 - Mayor and city keys

The Royal Visit to Ireland, 1900 - Mayor and city keys
Queen Victorias visit to Ireland: the Lord Mayor of Dublin presenting the keys. Date: April 1900

Background imageGuard Collection: Chinese Guardian Statues at Temple of Wat Pho, Bangkok

Chinese Guardian Statues at Temple of Wat Pho, Bangkok
Temple guard statue (Farang guard) imported from China at the temple of Wat Pho (The Temple of the Reclining Buddha) in the Phra Nakhon district, Bangkok, Thailand

Background imageGuard Collection: Victorian style domestic interior with fireplace

Victorian style domestic interior with fireplace
A Victorian style domestic interior with fireplace, and different patterns everywhere you look

Background imageGuard Collection: Medina, Saudi Arabia - Hajj Pilgrimage - Sacred Carpet

Medina, Saudi Arabia - Hajj Pilgrimage - Sacred Carpet
Medina, Saudi Arabia - Hajj Pilgrimage - The Guard of Honour and Custodians of the Sacred Carpet Date: circa 1905

Background imageGuard Collection: Repulsing the famous Prussian guard at Ypres

Repulsing the famous Prussian guard at Ypres. With the British Army on the Western Front - published in 1916 for Tatler and Sphere, though the illustration was first done in 1914

Background imageGuard Collection: Coronation. Guards Band Queens escort

Coronation. Guards Band Queens escort
The Band, part of the Queens escort, mounted by the Bands of the Irish and Scots Guards march off down Victoria Street. 1953

Background imageGuard Collection: Napoleonic War - Grenadier of the French Imperial Guard

Napoleonic War - Grenadier of the French Imperial Guard

Background imageGuard Collection: Ammunition Bus, First World War

Ammunition Bus, First World War
Motor bus loaded with ammunition and well guarded leaving the magazine in Hyde Park during World War I

Background imageGuard Collection: Prinz Eugen in Copenhagen Harbour; Second World War, 1945

Prinz Eugen in Copenhagen Harbour; Second World War, 1945
Photograph showing the German cruiser Prinz Eugen under Danish guard, in Copenhagen harbour, after she had surrendered to the Royal Navy on 9th May 1945

Background imageGuard Collection: Cessna O-1A Bird Dog 51-7362

Cessna O-1A Bird Dog 51-7362
United States Army - Cessna O-1A Bird Dog 51-7362 (msn 22096), of the 140th Aviation Battalion, California National Guard, at Long Beach, on 3 July 1966



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