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Background imageHours Collection: De Havilland Aircraft Company Poster

De Havilland Aircraft Company Poster
Poster, De Havilland Aircraft Company, From Mildenhall to Melbourne in 70 Hours 59 Minutes winning the Worlds Greatest Race

Background imageHours Collection: Cobham Air Routes Poster

Cobham Air Routes Poster
Poster, Cobham Air Routes, offering flights to Guernsey in 2 hours. With a map of the south coast. 20th century

Background imageHours Collection: Wurlitzer Pipe Organ Ad

Wurlitzer Pipe Organ Ad
WURLITZER Have your own Wurlitzer installed at home and charm the hours away with the lovliest of melodies

Background imageHours Collection: Nelson in his cabin on the H. M. S. Victory

Nelson in his cabin on the H. M. S. Victory
This is a painting of Nelson in his cabin. The attitude is characteristic of the Admiral who had periods of great despondency even in his hours of greatness

Background imageHours Collection: SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, 1900

SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, 1900
Photograph of the North German Lloyd Liner Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse at sea, 1900. This liner was built by the Vulcan Shipyards at Stettin with the aim of winning the Blue Riband

Background imageHours Collection: Bernat Martorell (died 1452). Manuscript. Book of hours, 144

Bernat Martorell (died 1452). Manuscript. Book of hours, 144
Bernat Martorell (died 1452). Catalan painter. International Gothic style. Manuscript. Book of hours, 1444. Folio I. Historical Archive. Barcelona. Catalonia. Spain

Background imageHours Collection: British Airways Concorde G-BOAC takes-off - Heathrow

British Airways Concorde G-BOAC takes-off - Heathrow
British Airways Concorde, G-BOAC, takes-off from London Heathrow Airport at 13.01 hours on 24 May 1976 on its first commercial flight to the US. Date: 1976

Background imageHours Collection: Miners from Fernhill Colliery, Glamorgan, South Wales

Miners from Fernhill Colliery, Glamorgan, South Wales
A black-faced miner, carrying his small daughter, his wife shielding her face, at Fernhill in the Rhondda. He has just emerged from 292 hours underground in a stay-in miners strike at Fernhill

Background imageHours Collection: Col Joseph R Nevers, the first person to complete 3, 000 ?

Col Joseph R Nevers, the first person to complete 3, 000 ?
Col Joseph R Nevers, the first person to complete 3, 000 flight hours in the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter

Background imageHours Collection: Apparition / Queens Hse

Apparition / Queens Hse
Figures photographed on the Tulip Staircase of the Queens House, though photographer saw nothing; during normal opening hours of the Museum

Background imageHours Collection: The Great Fight for the Championship

The Great Fight for the Championship

Background imageHours Collection: Gandhi before his arrest

Gandhi before his arrest
The photograph shows Gandhi waving to his followers a few hours before he was taken prisoner

Background imageHours Collection: Clocking-In Machine

Clocking-In Machine
A Clocking In machine in a factory records the hours workers start and leave the workplace

Background imageHours Collection: Britains Brabazon I passenger aircraft by G. H. Davis

Britains Brabazon I passenger aircraft by G. H. Davis
A Leviathan of the skies: Britains Brabazon I airliner, designed to carry 72 long-distance passengers. A mammoth aerial express able to cover the England-Australia route in 48 hours

Background imageHours Collection: Wedgwood Dancing Hours

Wedgwood Dancing Hours
The dancing hours - a fine example of the style that has made Wedgwood famous : it is based on a design by Flaxman

Background imageHours Collection: The Town of San Gimignano, Italy, 1944

The Town of San Gimignano, Italy, 1944
Photograph showing the eleventh-century hill-top town of San Gimignano, near Siena, Italy, prior to July 1944. Later that month the Illustrated London News reported that a German artillery

Background imageHours Collection: The Flying Scotsman, pulling out of Kings Cross

The Flying Scotsman, pulling out of Kings Cross
The Flying Scotsman pulling out of Kings Cross station at the start of its 392 mile non-stop to Edinburgh. The journey took just under eight hours in 1933

Background imageHours Collection: SS Deutschland, 1900

SS Deutschland, 1900
Illustration of the Hamburg-American Liner Deutschland, launched in 1900 and holder of the Blue Riband for the fastest Atlantic crossing from 1900-1906

Background imageHours Collection: The 24 hour race at Le Mans, France for the Rudge-Whitworth Cup

The 24 hour race at Le Mans, France for the Rudge-Whitworth Cup: a huge collision at night. From front to back: Bentley car no.1 with Leslie Callingham (1888-1960) thrown clear

Background imageHours Collection: John, Duke of Berrys household exchanging New Year gifts. T

John, Duke of Berrys household exchanging New Year gifts. The Duke is seated at the right, in blue. Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry. 15th century. Miniature. Chateau de Chantilly. France

Background imageHours Collection: Dancing Hours

Dancing Hours
Black and white. Image shows a bas relief of six ladies, each holding the hand of the ones next to her, and apparently dancing. This is a Wedgwood bas relief originally attributed to John Flaxman Jr

Background imageHours Collection: Autocar Poster -- race on new Brooklands track, Surrey

Autocar Poster -- race on new Brooklands track, Surrey
Autocar Poster --s F Edge driving a Napier car on the new Brooklands racing track in Surrey. He maintained a speed of 60 mph for 24 hours, setting a new record. Date: 1907

Background imageHours Collection: Moveable bus stop arrives in London, WWII

Moveable bus stop arrives in London, WWII
A moveable bus stop sign on Tottenham Court Road in central London, giving a clear indication of where people should queue during busy rush hours. Date: 1939

Background imageHours Collection: Boy playing a cello

Boy playing a cello. Happy hours. Date: circa 1906

Background imageHours Collection: Striking Beauty Workers

Striking Beauty Workers
Four women workers from The Beauty Shop, on strike for decent living wages and decent working hours. Date: early 1930s

Background imageHours Collection: Nancy Cunard on cover of The Sketch

Nancy Cunard on cover of The Sketch
Front cover of The Sketch featuring a photograph by Cecil Beaton of Miss Nancy Cunard (1896 - 1965), heiress, poet and political activist, owner of the Hours Printing Press

Background imageHours Collection: French Liner Normandie leaving Le Havre, May 1935

French Liner Normandie leaving Le Havre, May 1935
Photograph of the French luxury liner, Normandie, leaving Le Havre on her maiden voyage. When she arrived in New York, 4 days and three hours later, she had captured the Blue Riband quite easily

Background imageHours Collection: Illustration from Paris Plaisirs number 46, April 1926

Illustration from Paris Plaisirs number 46, April 1926
Illustration Heures de Paris from Paris Plaisirs number 46, April 1926 Date: 1926

Background imageHours Collection: Moses and the Burning Bush. Miniature. 16th century. France

Moses and the Burning Bush. Miniature. 16th century. France
Moses and the Burning Bush. Miniature. Montmorency Book of hours, 16th century. France

Background imageHours Collection: Vagrants asleep in Green Park, Central London

Vagrants asleep in Green Park, Central London
During their daytime opening hours, Londons parks provided a pleasant place for the citys tramps and vagrants to sleep. Green Park, shown here, was typical

Background imageHours Collection: The French Liner Normandie, February 1935

The French Liner Normandie, February 1935
Photograph of the liner Normandie at St. Nazaire, February 1935. Launched in 1932, it took three years to fit her out. When she made her maiden voyage to New York in June 1935

Background imageHours Collection: British at Waterloo

British at Waterloo
British soldiers form a square and defend themselves for five hours against cavalry attacks

Background imageHours Collection: The cook and Mr Maynard, survivors of the Titanic disaster

The cook and Mr Maynard, survivors of the Titanic disaster
Scene showing the Titanic survivors arriving in Plymouth docks. The cook, Mr. Maynard, was one of the last people to see Captain E. Smith before he died

Background imageHours Collection: Covent Garden / Markino

Covent Garden / Markino
Covent Garden at 4 am : fruit and vegetables arrive from the country in the early hours of the morning

Background imageHours Collection: Disraeli / First Budget

Disraeli / First Budget
William Gladstone attacks Benjamin Disraelis first budget speech, which had lasted five hours

Background imageHours Collection: Alexandria Bombarded

Alexandria Bombarded
Alexandria bombarded When Arabi Pasha rebels against the benevolent British rule, the English fleet under Beresford bombard the town for 10 hours before occupying it

Background imageHours Collection: Osram Light & Family

Osram Light & Family
Advertisement for Osram lamps - Twenty hours for one penny

Background imageHours Collection: Bede BD-2 N837BD

Bede BD-2 N837BD
Bede BD-2 N937BD. at Rockford, Illinois in 1967. Powered by a 225hp modified Continental IO-360C, this heavily rebuilt Schweizer 2-32 sailplane was intended for a globe-circling

Background imageHours Collection: Vickers Wellington GR Mk. XIV MP714

Vickers Wellington GR Mk. XIV MP714
Royal Air Force - Vickers Wellington GR Mk. XIV MP714. Seen fitted with chin-mounted ASV Mk. III radar, retractable Leigh Light in the Ventral turret position and RP-3 (from Rocket Projectile 3 inch)

Background imageHours Collection: Photograph showing Benito Mussolini (1883 - 1945), the Italian dictator

Photograph showing Benito Mussolini (1883 - 1945), the Italian dictator, testing a radio set during the Italian Army manoevres of August 1936

Background imageHours Collection: Royal Air Force - Avro Vulcan K. 2 XH561

Royal Air Force - Avro Vulcan K. 2 XH561
Royal Air Force - Avro Vulcan K.2 XH561 of No.50 Squadron at RAF Wildenrath for an air display. After the Falklands conflict, the Victor K.2 fleet was fast approaching their fatigue limits

Background imageHours Collection: Douglas A2D-1 Skyshark 125482

Douglas A2D-1 Skyshark 125482. The third production aircraft of ten completed, 125482 was bailed to the Allison Engine Company for flight testing of turboprop engines at Edwards Air Force Base in

Background imageHours Collection: Corner shop Stoke

Corner shop Stoke
A man wearing an overcoat walks past two children and a newsagents corner shop in a rundown area of Stoke on Trent Date: 1987

Background imageHours Collection: Trade card advertising Ayerss Sarsaparilla

Trade card advertising Ayerss Sarsaparilla, which gives Health and Happy Hours. Billed as a treatment for Scrofula and other blood disorders. Manufactured in Massachusetts, USA. Date: circa 1895

Background imageHours Collection: CGT/PLM Poster, Paris to Marseille and North Africa

CGT/PLM Poster, Paris to Marseille and North Africa. Compagnie Gnrale Transatlantique and its joint venture with the PLM railway

Background imageHours Collection: WW2 - The Girls Of Today, Miss Purl And Plain

WW2 - The Girls Of Today, Miss Purl And Plain
A WW2 children's book illustration from The Girls Of Today. Miss Purl and Plain don't look the same but they should both be crowned with fame, long hours they knit for the boys out there

Background imageHours Collection: White Star Line, RMS Titanic, Jacob Milling postcard

White Star Line, RMS Titanic, Jacob Milling postcard
White Star Line, RMS Titanic. An exceptional handwritten postcard postmarked 11pm on 9 April 1912 sent by Second Class passenger Jacob Christian Milling (1863?1912)

Background imageHours Collection: RMS Titanic, table of English composer Archibald Joyce

RMS Titanic, table of English composer Archibald Joyce
An important piece of musical and Titanic history, a late 19th/early 20th century oak barley twist gateleg table on which the composer and ?English Waltz King? Archibald Joyce (1873)



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