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Idyllic Collection

Background imageIdyllic Collection: Poster for Valencia, Garden of Spain

Poster for Valencia, Garden of Spain
Poster advertising Valencia, the Garden of Spain

Background imageIdyllic Collection: Recruitment poster for the RAF

Recruitment poster for the RAF
Recruitment poster for the Royal Air Force -- the gateway to a brighter life. The recruitment office is in Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London

Background imageIdyllic Collection: Two little girls in a garden by Muriel Dawson

Two little girls in a garden by Muriel Dawson. Date: 1920s

Background imageIdyllic Collection: Poster advertising Chateau d Azay le Rideau

Poster advertising Chateau d Azay le Rideau
Poster for French railways, advertising the Chateau of Azay le Rideau

Background imageIdyllic Collection: Half Way Home by Muriel Dawson

Half Way Home by Muriel Dawson
Two children with baskets filled with wild flowers pause for a moment and sit on a gate during a walk home

Background imageIdyllic Collection: Poster advertising Finland

Poster advertising Finland, land of romance. A steamship cruises through tranquil waters

Background imageIdyllic Collection: Silver Cross advertisement

Silver Cross advertisement
Advertisement for Silver Cross prams (or baby coaches), featuring an immaculately turned out young 1950s mother wearing an off the shoulder pink dress with pearls, heels and long yellow gloves

Background imageIdyllic Collection: Welwyn Garden City, an example of town planning

Welwyn Garden City, an example of town planning
An advertisement for new houses and industrial sites at the new town of Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, an example of town planning, designed to take people away from polluted cities

Background imageIdyllic Collection: Poster for Lago d Orta, Italy

Poster for Lago d Orta, Italy
Poster advertising Lago d Orta, Italy -- an idyllic location

Background imageIdyllic Collection: Poster for Lake Garda, Italy

Poster for Lake Garda, Italy
Poster advertising Lake Garda, Italy -- an idyllic scene

Background imageIdyllic Collection: Crockett Court, Galveston, Texas, USA

Crockett Court, Galveston, Texas, USA -- a new development of brick cottages overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, probably intended as short-stay holiday accommodation. 1937

Background imageIdyllic Collection: Ellen Terry / Kent Home

Ellen Terry / Kent Home
Dame ELLEN ALICE TERRY English actresss home, Small Hythe, near Tenterden, Kent Date: 1912

Background imageIdyllic Collection: Fishing boats on the shingle beach at Beer, East Devon

Fishing boats on the shingle beach at Beer, East Devon. Date: 1960s

Background imageIdyllic Collection: Scene in Main Street, Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA

Scene in Main Street, Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA
Scene in Main Street, Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, USA -- people on the way to a sheep shearing festival. Date: circa 1840s

Background imageIdyllic Collection: Stourhead, Wiltshire

Stourhead, Wiltshire. Date: 1960s

Background imageIdyllic Collection: Dandelion Clock by Muriel Dawson

Dandelion Clock by Muriel Dawson
Charming illustration of a small child, probably a little boy in blue smock and shorts seated on a small tuffet of grass and blowing a dandelion clock while clutching a favourite doll in his other

Background imageIdyllic Collection: Argyll, Scotland - Lochgoilhead and Loch Lomond

Argyll, Scotland - Lochgoilhead and Loch Lomond
Argyll, Scotland - the small Scottish town of Lochgoilhead and Loch Lomond, seen from the north and surrounded by towering pine trees. circa 1910s

Background imageIdyllic Collection: Agatha Christies cottage near River Dart, Devon

Agatha Christies cottage near River Dart, Devon
Agatha Christies cottage near the River Dart, Devon, with three cars parked in the foreground. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageIdyllic Collection: Scene with boats at Porlock Weir, Somerset

Scene with boats at Porlock Weir, Somerset
Scene with people and boats at Porlock Weir, Somerset. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageIdyllic Collection: Church Cove, The Lizard, Cornwall

Church Cove, The Lizard, Cornwall. Date: 1960s

Background imageIdyllic Collection: Silhouette of a man entering a country pub

Silhouette of a man entering a country pub at the end of the day. An advertisement for Worthington beer

Background imageIdyllic Collection: Queens Head, Pinner, Middlesex

Queens Head, Pinner, Middlesex
The main street of Pinner, Middlesex, showing the Queens Head, offering luncheons and teas. A Hovis van is parked outside. Date: 1923

Background imageIdyllic Collection: Wild Flowers by Muriel Dawson

Wild Flowers by Muriel Dawson
Two little girls walk together through a field of wild flowers

Background imageIdyllic Collection: Little Lady Bountiful

Little Lady Bountiful - a young girl in a white summer gown offers her less well-to- do friends (one of whom has been collecting reeds) a slice of cake

Background imageIdyllic Collection: Poster advertising Rambles in Somerset

Poster advertising Rambles in Somerset

Background imageIdyllic Collection: Leopardi / Villa Ferrigni

Leopardi / Villa Ferrigni
GIACOMO LEOPARDI Villa Ferrigni, Italy, where the Italian poet wrote Ginestra in 1836

Background imageIdyllic Collection: Hoveton Broad and the River Bure, Norfolk, England

Hoveton Broad and the River Bure, Norfolk, England Date: circa 1905

Background imageIdyllic Collection: The Butterfly by Muriel Dawson

The Butterfly by Muriel Dawson
A little girl, knee deep in a field of wild flowers, picks some to make a charming bunch on which a Red Admiral butterfly lingers

Background imageIdyllic Collection: One o Clock, Two o Clock by Muriel Dawson

One o Clock, Two o Clock by Muriel Dawson
A little girl sits in a field accompanied by her pet dog and blows a dandelion clock

Background imageIdyllic Collection: England / Milton Abbas

England / Milton Abbas
The distinctive charm of the village street of Milton Abbas, Dorset. Built in the 1780s by Sir William Chambers at the request of Lord Milton; an early English model village Date: 1950s

Background imageIdyllic Collection: Poster, Cote d Azur, France

Poster, Cote d Azur, France
Poster, Cote d Azur, South of France, by overnight train. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageIdyllic Collection: Waikiki Beach and hotels, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Waikiki Beach and hotels, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Aerial view of Waikiki Beach, Diamond Head, the Moana Hotel and the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Date: 1935

Background imageIdyllic Collection: Poster advertising holidays in Greece

Poster advertising holidays in Greece, with an idyllic view of the Bay of Athens. 20th century

Background imageIdyllic Collection: Ordnance Survey map cover - Dorking and Leith Hill

Ordnance Survey map cover - Dorking and Leith Hill
Front cover of an Ordnance Survey map covering the Dorking and Leith Hill area of Surrey. The cover features a hiker or rambler leaning against a wall and smoking a pipe as he consults his map

Background imageIdyllic Collection: View of the harbour, Clovelly, Devon

View of the harbour, Clovelly, Devon
View of the harbour at Clovelly, Devon. Date: 1960s

Background imageIdyllic Collection: Dodie Smith at home in Essex

Dodie Smith at home in Essex
Dorothy Gladys (Dodie) Smith (1896 - 1990), English novelist and playwright whose works include the play Autumn Crocus and the childrens novel

Background imageIdyllic Collection: Shanzu Beach, Mombasa, Kenya, East Africa

Shanzu Beach, Mombasa, Kenya, East Africa. Date: circa 1940

Background imageIdyllic Collection: Bridgwater and Taunton Canal, Somerset

Bridgwater and Taunton Canal, Somerset
View of the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal, Somerset, with a brick-built bridge. Date: 20th century

Background imageIdyllic Collection: The Jurassic Coast of Lyme Regis, Dorset

The Jurassic Coast of Lyme Regis, Dorset

Background imageIdyllic Collection: George Herbert / Bemerton

George Herbert / Bemerton
GEORGE HERBERT Church and vicarage at Bemerton of the Metaphysical poet and clergyman Date: 1593 - 1633

Background imageIdyllic Collection: Social / Japan Waterside

Social / Japan Waterside
Yamata and Mizu: two geishas in an idyllic waterside setting (Mizu is Japanese for water)

Background imageIdyllic Collection: Picturesque street in Rye, Sussex

Picturesque street in Rye, Sussex. circa 1910

Background imageIdyllic Collection: Music cover, The Walnut Tree, by E W Diver

Music cover, The Walnut Tree, by E W Diver, Old English Dance. Date: 1913

Background imageIdyllic Collection: Nath Hawthorne / Wayside

Nath Hawthorne / Wayside
NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE (originally Hathorne) American writers cottage, Wayside Date: 1804 - 1864

Background imageIdyllic Collection: Cowper / Weston Lodge

Cowper / Weston Lodge
WILLIAM COWPER English poets home: Weston Lodge at Weston Underwood, Buckinghamshire Date: 1731 - 1800

Background imageIdyllic Collection: Cowper / Olney Summerhouse

Cowper / Olney Summerhouse
WILLIAM COWPER English poets home: the summerhouse in his garden at Olney, Buckinghamshire Date: 1731 - 1800

Background imageIdyllic 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 imageIdyllic Collection: Venetian Pools, Coral Gables, Florida, USA

Venetian Pools, Coral Gables, Florida, USA
Swimmers enjoying the Venetian Pools at Coral Gables, just south of Miami, Florida, USA. Date: 1952



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