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Background imageHorace Collection: The ocean liner Normandie by G. H. Davis

The ocean liner Normandie by G. H. Davis
The new giant French ocean liner which made a record Atlantic crossing in four days, three hours: the " Normandie" - a diagrammatic drawing of her interior construction by G. H

Background imageHorace Collection: DREADNOUGHT HOAX

DREADNOUGHT HOAX
VIRGINIA WOOLF as a young woman, with Duncan Grant, Adrian Stephen, Anthony Buxton, Guy Ridley and Horace Cole as " The Emperor of Abyssinia and His Suite"

Background imageHorace Collection: Walpole / Strawberry Hill

Walpole / Strawberry Hill
HORACE (HORATIO) WALPOLE FOURTH EARL OF OXFORD Grounds of Strawberry Hill, near Twickenham, home of the English gothic novelist and man of letters Date: 1717 - 1797

Background imageHorace Collection: Mileage and flight times across the world, 1961 by GH Davis

Mileage and flight times across the world, 1961 by GH Davis
A map of the world together with various aircraft from British overseas airways and British European airways services to all six continents with mileage and flight times illustrated. Date: 1961

Background imageHorace Collection: Horace Shorts notebook - sketches of Wright Flyer at Pau

Horace Shorts notebook - sketches of Wright Flyer at Pau
A page from Horace Shorts notebook containing his detailed sketches of the Wright Flyer made at Pau, France, in February 1909. Date: 1909

Background imageHorace Collection: Horace Wells / Anaesthetic

Horace Wells / Anaesthetic
Horace Wells attempts his first anaesthetised operation in front of a public gallery, but does not administer enough gas & the patient cries out; the crowd jeers him

Background imageHorace Collection: Walpole / Strawberry 1795

Walpole / Strawberry 1795
HORACE (HORATIO) WALPOLE FOURTH EARL OF OXFORD The Gallery at Strawberry Hill, near Twickenham, home of the English gothic novelist and man of letters

Background imageHorace Collection: Horace Walpole / Smith 10

Horace Walpole / Smith 10
HORACE (HORATIO) WALPOLE 4TH EARL OF ORFORD English man of letters at the age of ten

Background imageHorace Collection: Horace in Archway

Horace in Archway
QUINTUS HORATIUS FLACCUS Roman lyric poet and satirist

Background imageHorace Collection: A flying hotel: passenger quarters in airship R101

A flying hotel: passenger quarters in airship R101
A flying " hotel" : the remarkable passenger quarters in Britains new giant airship, R101. The worlds largest airship

Background imageHorace Collection: Thurstons Billiards House, Leicester Square - Bombed - 1940

Thurstons Billiards House, Leicester Square - Bombed - 1940
The bombed out remains of Thurstons Billiard House on Leicester Square during the Blitz on London, WWII. The corner building was hit by a parachute mine at 3:30am on 16th October 1940

Background imageHorace Collection: Old Kingston Bridge

Old Kingston Bridge
This oil painting shows a boat stocked with various boxes, travelling under an arch of Kingston Bridge, which spans the river Thames in southwest London

Background imageHorace Collection: Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, SW London

Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, SW London - showing part of Horace Walpoles villa in Gothic Revival style. circa 1800

Background imageHorace Collection: Justice Avory

Justice Avory
Sir Horace Edmund Avory (1851-1935) was one of the most noted English criminal lawyers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and was the most dreaded hanging judge of his age

Background imageHorace Collection: Quintus Horatius Flaccus

Quintus Horatius Flaccus
QUINTUS HORATIUS FLACCUS Roman writer known as Horace

Background imageHorace Collection: Walpole / Strawberry 1788

Walpole / Strawberry 1788
HORACE (HORATIO) WALPOLE FOURTH EARL OF OXFORD Grounds of Strawberry Hill, near Twickenham, home of the English gothic novelist and man of letters Date: 1717 - 1797

Background imageHorace Collection: General Sir Horace Smith-Dorien

General Sir Horace Smith-Dorien
Portrait of General Sir Horace Lockwood Smith-Dorrien. In Command of the 2nd Army Corps British Expeditionary Force at the start of WWI. Date: circa 1914

Background imageHorace Collection: Hunleys David Submarine

Hunleys David Submarine
Cross-section of Hunleys man-powered David (as in David and Goliath) of the Confederate Navy, the first submarine to sink an enemy vessel

Background imageHorace Collection: HMS Renown, Duke & Duchess of York on visit to Antipodes

HMS Renown, Duke & Duchess of York on visit to Antipodes
Fold out cross section of HMS Renown, the battle-cruiser on which the Duke and Duchess of York travelled to Australia and New Zealand for their tour in 1927. 1927

Background imageHorace Collection: Sir Horace Edward Moss (1852 - 1912), British theatre impresario and the founder

Sir Horace Edward Moss (1852 - 1912), British theatre impresario and the founder, chairman and joint managing director of the Moss Empires Ltd

Background imageHorace Collection: Horace Mann Date: 1950

Horace Mann Date: 1950

Background imageHorace Collection: The Dreadnought Hoax

The Dreadnought Hoax
THE DREADNOUGHT HOAX The Emperor of Abyssinia and his suite prepare to inspect the Royal Navy : Virginia Stephen (Woolf) on left, Horace Cole on the right Date: February 1910

Background imageHorace Collection: Reconstructed Warships back in Service. Date: 1939

Reconstructed Warships back in Service. Date: 1939

Background imageHorace Collection: Horace Hutchinson, Golfer

Horace Hutchinson, Golfer

Background imageHorace Collection: Golfer Horace Hutchinson

Golfer Horace Hutchinson

Background imageHorace Collection: Horace Vernet, French artist

Horace Vernet, French artist
Horace Vernet (1789-1863), French artist, especially of military subjects. Date: 1861

Background imageHorace Collection: Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge
A drawing which shows a view from low down, of Tower Bridge, a bascule and suspension bridge in London, built between 1886 and 1894, designed by Horace Jones and engineered by John Wolfe Barry

Background imageHorace Collection: Outskirts Of A Southern Town

Outskirts Of A Southern Town
An oil painting of a tall viaduct which crosses a wide road in the outskirts of a town, a train is travelling along the top of it. Date: circa 1921

Background imageHorace Collection: Fowls In Sunlight

Fowls In Sunlight
A painting of some chickens in a clearing of a wooded area, one of them is poking it's head into a tilted basket. Date: circa 1917

Background imageHorace Collection: Beer

Beer
A painting of a rather large man, wearing a green waistcoat and white feathered hat, enjoying a tankard of beer. Date: circa 1914

Background imageHorace Collection: Tea

Tea
A painting of a rather frail and ill looking older woman, wearing a green spotted blue jumper, having a cup of tea at the table. Date: circa 1914

Background imageHorace Collection: Fowls

Fowls
An oil painting showing a simple pair of chickens, one brown, one white, darting their vision to the left, inside an enclosed pen. Date: circa 1913

Background imageHorace Collection: Horace Hodges in Lightnin

Horace Hodges in Lightnin
Actor Horace Hodges (1863-1951) performing in the play Lightnin at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London. Date: 1925

Background imageHorace Collection: Caricature illustration, captioned, The First Born'. Showing proud father in top hat and tails

Caricature illustration, captioned, The First Born'. Showing proud father in top hat and tails, with child in bonnet in push chair, and onlookers in street scene

Background imageHorace Collection: Tower Bridge, River Thames, London

Tower Bridge, River Thames, London
A raised Tower Bridge seen from the southern side of the river towards the Tower of London. The bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge, built between 1886 and 1894

Background imageHorace Collection: The new high-lift Handley-Page wing, invented by Frederick Handley Page

The new high-lift Handley-Page wing, invented by Frederick Handley Page, an English industrialist who was a pioneer in the aircraft industry. Date: 1920

Background imageHorace Collection: New RMS Mauretania, ocean liner 1938

New RMS Mauretania, ocean liner 1938
Diagram of the second liner to be named Mauretania an ocean liner by Cunard White Star. Date: 1938

Background imageHorace Collection: Harnessing the atom by G. H. Davis

Harnessing the atom by G. H. Davis
The force which can move mountains: harnessing the atom to vast projects for the benefit of mankind. Showing how the use of atomic explosives could be used on ambitious engineering works

Background imageHorace Collection: Allied bombing compared with the Somme by G. H. Davis

Allied bombing compared with the Somme by G. H. Davis
Big damage at low cost: the Allied bombing offensive during the Second World War compared with one day's casualties on the Somme during the First World War

Background imageHorace Collection: The Naval programme announced by Alexandra, First of the Admiralty

The Naval programme announced by Alexandra, First of the Admiralty, giving details of reductions in the budget of 1929-30. Date: 1930

Background imageHorace Collection: A device to teach the optical golf swing using a mirror-flashes that denote pulling and slicing

A device to teach the optical golf swing using a mirror-flashes that denote pulling and slicing. Date: 1930

Background imageHorace Collection: A small group at Smithfield's Market looking at beef cattle. Meat had been traded on the site of

A small group at Smithfield's Market looking at beef cattle. Meat had been traded on the site of Smithfield's for over 800 years, but the present building was opened in 1868

Background imageHorace Collection: Charles Windermere presents Grumpy, Burton-on-Trent

Charles Windermere presents Grumpy, Burton-on-Trent
Charles Windermere presents Grumpy, at the Opera House, Burton-on-Trent, by arrangement with Cyril Maude. A play by Horace Hodges and T Wigney Percyval, a great success in London and New York

Background imageHorace Collection: Comic postcard, Man eating slice of melon Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Man eating slice of melon Date: 20th century

Background imageHorace Collection: Proposals for Charing Cross Bridge by G. H. Davis 1926

Proposals for Charing Cross Bridge by G. H. Davis 1926
Proposals for Charing Cross Bridge. Date: 1926

Background imageHorace Collection: Subsidence of Waterloo Bridge by G. H. Davis 1924

Subsidence of Waterloo Bridge by G. H. Davis 1924
Subsidence of Waterloo Bridge. Date: 1924

Background imageHorace Collection: Mount Vesuvius erupting 19th century

Mount Vesuvius erupting 19th century. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from William Smellies translation of Count Georges Buffons History of the Earth and Animated Nature, Thomas Kelly, London, 1829

Background imageHorace Collection: Nilgai or blue bull, Boselaphus tragocamelus

Nilgai or blue bull, Boselaphus tragocamelus. The Nyl-ghaus in the Gardens of the Zoological Society. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from William Smellies translation of Count Georges Buffons



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