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Background imageHidden Collection: The hollow head of the Sphinx, Egypt

The hollow head of the Sphinx, Egypt
Remarkable discoveries within the Sphinx: the temple within its hollow head. Professor G. A. Reisners interesting discoveries. A diagrammatic view of hidden temples and a stairway inside the Sphinx

Background imageHidden Collection: Amazing Stories Scifi Magazine Cover with Hidden Lunar City

Amazing Stories Scifi Magazine Cover with Hidden Lunar City
HIDDEN CITY by Chesters Geier. Two spacemen spot a hidden circular city rising out of a crater on a seemingly deserted moon Date: 1947

Background imageHidden Collection: Adventure of the Second Stain, Sherlock Holmes

Adventure of the Second Stain, Sherlock Holmes
THE ADVENTURE OF THE SECOND STAIN Holmes on the scent: Holmes & Watson discover a hidden trap door. " It hinged back like the lid of a box." Date: 1904

Background imageHidden Collection: Falstaff in Basket

Falstaff in Basket
Falstaff is hidden in a laundry basket

Background imageHidden Collection: The Queens House Ghost on the Tulip Staircase. In 1966

The Queens House Ghost on the Tulip Staircase. In 1966, a retired Canadian Reverend and his wife visited the Queens House, Greenwich, London

Background imageHidden Collection: Ghost on the Tulip Staircase of the Queens House

Ghost on the Tulip Staircase of the Queens House
Figure photographed on the Tulip Staircase of the Queens House, though photographer saw nothing; during normal opening hours of the Museum - (a digitally restored version of image 10003710)

Background imageHidden Collection: Press photographer with hidden camera in his hat

Press photographer with hidden camera in his hat
A rather shifty looking press photographer cunningly conceals a camera behind his hat with the lens poking through a convenient hole. Date: 1914

Background imageHidden Collection: WW1 - German anti-British propaganda postcard

WW1 - German anti-British propaganda postcard - Caught and Trapped - a duplicitous British Army Officer is captured by the forces of the Central Powers trying to smuggle a machine gun to his men

Background imageHidden Collection: OXFORD WATER DIVINER

OXFORD WATER DIVINER
Jack Timms dowsing with an assistant at Sendford-on- Thames. He has found over 1000 hidden water supplies since he first exercised his gift & he is much in demand Date: 1937

Background imageHidden Collection: Dripsey Castle on R. Lee, Co. Cork

Dripsey Castle on R. Lee, Co. Cork - a view of a Castle hidden by much vegetation. (Location: Republic of Ireland; County Cork; Dripsey). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imageHidden Collection: Peppered moth

Peppered moth
Two specimens of peppered moths exhibited on a soot-covered tree. This is a good demonstration of genetic selection through changing environment

Background imageHidden Collection: The Boyhood of Fionn

The Boyhood of Fionn
The boyhood of Fionn (Finn) mac Cumhaill in the forest of Slieve Bloom where he was hidden from his fathers enemies. He & a horse look solemnly at each other

Background imageHidden Collection: Bonzo palms the pill by George Studdy

Bonzo palms the pill by George Studdy
Bonzo palms the pill -- he is given a pill, but only pretends to take it. George Ernest Studdy (1878-1948), was the creator of Bonzo

Background imageHidden Collection: Prams on Brighton Beach

Prams on Brighton Beach
A mother and her young children play on the pebbled beach at Brighton, almost hidden behind three large prams Date: Early 1960s

Background imageHidden Collection: Elderly mans secret reading material

Elderly mans secret reading material
An elderly pipe smoking gent raises an eybrow as he reveals it is not the daily newspaper which is grasping his attention

Background imageHidden Collection: A German Zeppelins observation car

A German Zeppelins observation car photographed on display as part of a public exhibition of dirigible wreckage collected from across Britain

Background imageHidden Collection: St Pauls Circa 1850

St Pauls Circa 1850
The front of the cathedral is largely hidden by the shops of Ludgate Hill, preventing Wrens magnificent design from achieving its full effect

Background imageHidden Collection: Two babies with comic greeting on a Christmas card

Two babies with comic greeting on a Christmas card
Two babies (hidden under a pair of gloves) with comic greeting on a Christmas card. (2 of 2) Date: circa 1890s

Background imageHidden Collection: Wicklow Church and River Leitrim

Wicklow Church and River Leitrim - a low view of the church mainly hidden by trees with the river and small boy by rowing boat in the foreground

Background imageHidden Collection: Assassination of Lincoln

Assassination of Lincoln
John Wilkes Booth prepares to shoot the US President Abraham Lincoln at Fords Theatre, Washington. Lincoln died of the gunshot wound on the morning of 15 April

Background imageHidden Collection: Travelling Dog Fancier: 'Do either of you two want a cheerful companion for the winter

Travelling Dog Fancier: "Do either of you two want a cheerful companion for the winter
Travelling Dog Fancier: " Do either of you two want a cheerful companion for the winter?" A small dog meanwhile, peeks out through the mans coat. Date: 1901

Background imageHidden Collection: Two old women walk an old dog up the stone steps

Two old women walk an old dog up the stone steps of a stone bridge in the Jewish Ghetto area Cannaregio in Venice Date: 2013

Background imageHidden Collection: WW2 - Trailing A Soldier

WW2 - Trailing A Soldier
An illustration for a WW2 children's short story, The Clue Of The Tin Loaf, written by M. Myers. The image shows a scene in which two hidden figures in the background trail a Soldier

Background imageHidden Collection: The Escape of Grotius, aka Hugo de Groot

The Escape of Grotius, aka Hugo de Groot, Dutch humanist, diplomat, lawyer, theologian, poet and playwright. He was imprisoned in Loevestein Castle for his involvement in Calvinist disputes

Background imageHidden Collection: A Breconshire Village

A Breconshire Village
A landscape painting of of a village somewhat hidden by a dense woodland, in the country of Breconshire, also known as Brecknockshire, Wales. Date: circa 1918

Background imageHidden Collection: The Water Mill

The Water Mill
A landscape painting of a large, wooden water mill building hidden behind a line of tall trees, with a woodland clearing in the foreground. Date: 1916

Background imageHidden Collection: Advert for Haig Whisky. The Haig brand name is disguised in the profile of the gentleman

Advert for Haig Whisky. The Haig brand name is disguised in the profile of the gentleman. Date: circa 1932

Background imageHidden Collection: SNCASO SO-P1 Ferblantine 01

SNCASO SO-P1 Ferblantine 01, during assembly at the SNCASO factory in Vichy France. First flown in 1941, this glider was hidden when Vichy France was occupied by the Germans

Background imageHidden Collection: THE FARMER AND HIS SONS

THE FARMER AND HIS SONS
THE FARMER & HIS SONS A farmer on his deathbed tells his sons that a treasure lies hidden on his farm so that they will care for and dig the earth after his death Date: 1761

Background imageHidden Collection: Lady Lyonesse and Dwarf

Lady Lyonesse and Dwarf
The Lady Lyonesse questions Sir Beaumains's dwarf & finds out that the knight is the son of a king & that his true identity is Sir Gareth of Orkney

Background imageHidden Collection: Original Artwork - Valentine card - woman in mask

Original Artwork - Valentine card - woman in mask
Original Artwork - Design for a Valentine card with removable mask - Coy, yet cautious; Loving yet shy; Here, Dear Valentine, Am I! Woman hiding behind her mask. (1 of 2) Date: circa 1937

Background imageHidden Collection: Comic postcard, Man looking for lost football - Inside Right (2 of 2) Date

Comic postcard, Man looking for lost football - Inside Right (2 of 2) Date: early 20th century

Background imageHidden Collection: Entrance of the Old Cheshire Cheese, the famous old pub just off Londons Fleet Street

Entrance of the Old Cheshire Cheese, the famous old pub just off Londons Fleet Street. Date: 1884

Background imageHidden Collection: Entrance to the historic pub, the Old Cheshire Cheese in Wine Office Court

Entrance to the historic pub, the Old Cheshire Cheese in Wine Office Court, just off Fleet Street. Date: 1884

Background imageHidden Collection: A sketch of a black female dancer seen in a hidden

A sketch of a black female dancer seen in a hidden cafe of old Stamboul (Istanbul) 1931 by Sam Otis Date: 1931

Background imageHidden Collection: Photograph of Old Face Plate Lathe

Photograph of Old Face Plate Lathe, originally installed in the Soho Foundry of Boulton and Watt, Birmingham which was purchased by Avery in 1895. The lathe taking work up to 26 feet diameter

Background imageHidden Collection: Houdinis act at the London Hippodrome 1904

Houdinis act at the London Hippodrome 1904
Impression of Houdini performing his famous escapology act at the London Hippodrome in 1904 where he was manacled with handcuffs allegedly made by a locksmith over several years

Background imageHidden Collection: Photographer gets baby to smile

Photographer gets baby to smile
A photographer is trying to entertain a baby and make them laugh so he can capture a portrait photograph in a studio. The camera is set on a wooden tripod

Background imageHidden Collection: Pot a surprise or puzzle jug from Savignies, Oise, France

Pot a surprise or puzzle jug from Savignies, Oise, France, with handles and hidden spout. Hand-finished chromolithograph from Ris Paquots General History of Ancient French and Foreign Glazed Pottery

Background imageHidden Collection: Novelty Patriotic Lion, mane spells British Empire colonies

Novelty Patriotic Lion, mane spells British Empire colonies
Novelty Patriotic Lion - The Glory of a Lion is his Mane. The names of British Empire colonies are hidden in the mane - Canada, India, Australia, New Zealand, African Colonies. early 20th century

Background imageHidden Collection: 2 in the Shade by Marchant Smith

2 in the Shade by Marchant Smith
Illustration showing a couple on a boat hidden behind a parasol, except a reflection in the river reveals they are enjoying a romantic kiss. 1923

Background imageHidden Collection: Illustration, Frank Heartwell discovering the treasure

Illustration, Frank Heartwell discovering the treasure. Date: 1842

Background imageHidden Collection: Police searching debris after bomb explosion, London

Police searching debris after bomb explosion, London
Police searching debris after bombs concealed in mailbags exploded at Euston Station, London, 6 February 1940. 1940

Background imageHidden Collection: Hidden Inn, Gateway Garden of the Gods, Colorado, USA

Hidden Inn, Gateway Garden of the Gods, Colorado, USA -- an Indian pueblo, a resting place for light refreshments. Date: circa 1920

Background imageHidden Collection: Searching for Hidden Presents on Christmas Day

Searching for Hidden Presents on Christmas Day
A household has fun searching for Christmas presents hidden away in various parts of the house on Christmas Day. Date: 1903

Background imageHidden Collection: Bonnie Prince Charlie in hiding in the moors of Scotland

Bonnie Prince Charlie in hiding in the moors of Scotland
Bonnie Prince Charlie (1720-1788) - the elder son of James Francis Edward Stuart, grandson of James II and VII, and the Stuart claimant to the throne of Great Britain in hiding in a cave in Scotland

Background imageHidden Collection: Matilda escapes Oxford wearing a white cloak

Matilda escapes Oxford wearing a white cloak
In 1141, Matilda was trapped in Oxford on a snowy winter night. Stephens solders were all around. When the food ran out she put on a large white cloak and escaped over the wall

Background imageHidden Collection: BURYING CHILD ALIVE

BURYING CHILD ALIVE
Encouraged by her family and a local magician, a woman of Madras, India, kidnaps a baby and buries it alive, to coax a goddess to reveal the location of hidden treasure Date: 1925



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