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Illustrations Collection (#2)

Background imageIllustrations Collection: Lesser false vampire bat, Megaderma spasma

Lesser false vampire bat, Megaderma spasma. Vespertilio spasma Linn. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Hermann Jakob Tyroff from Johann Christian Daniel Schrebers Animal Illustrations after

Background imageIllustrations Collection: Lilies of the Valley, Purity and return of

Lilies of the Valley, Purity and return of
Lilies of the Valley, Convallaria majalis, Purity and return of happiness; The purple Emperor Butterfly, Apatura iris, Immortality of the soul

Background imageIllustrations Collection: Hardacre J Pitt

Hardacre J Pitt
Hardacre J. Pitt An important touring manager in the decades around 1900, he used his notepaper to advertise his repertoire. This letter, from the Comedy Theatre, Manchester, is dated November 1894

Background imageIllustrations Collection: The Sketch Book: Young flapper girl with decoration

The Sketch Book: Young flapper girl with decoration
The Sketch Book: Young flapper girl hanging a wall decoration. The caption reads " Aiding and Abetting." Date: 1928- 1929

Background imageIllustrations Collection: All clear by Merlin Enabnit

All clear by Merlin Enabnit
Brunette pin up girl by Merlin Enabnit (1903-1979) sunbathing in an orange swimsuit. Enabnit was born in Des Moines, Iowa and was a successful commercial artist

Background imageIllustrations Collection: You d be tickled pink if you could see me now by Merlin Enab

You d be tickled pink if you could see me now by Merlin Enab
Blonde pin up girl by Merlin Enabnit (1903-1979). wearing a figure-hugging pink swimsuit Enabnit was born in Des Moines, Iowa and was a successful commercial artist

Background imageIllustrations Collection: Pallas tube-nosed fruit bat, Nyctimene cephalotes

Pallas tube-nosed fruit bat, Nyctimene cephalotes. Vespertilio cephalotes Pall. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Johann Nussbiegel after an illustration by Johann Bernhard Gottfried Hopfer

Background imageIllustrations Collection: Imperial moth, gray-banded zale and black zale

Imperial moth, gray-banded zale and black zale
Imperial moth, Eacles imperialis 1, 2, gray-banded zale, Zale squamularis 3, and black zale, Zale undularis 4. Handcoloured lithograph from John O

Background imageIllustrations Collection: King swallowtail and Jamaican kite butterfly (endangered)

King swallowtail and Jamaican kite butterfly (endangered)
King swallowtail butterfly, Papilio thoas 1, 2, and Jamaican kite swallowtail, Protographium marcellinus (endangered) 3, 4. Handcoloured lithograph from John O

Background imageIllustrations Collection: The Strongest

The Strongest.. Fortunino Matania, Ri (1881-1963). One of the most accomplished realistic illustrators and artists of his time

Background imageIllustrations Collection: Suppose we found snow fairies there, by Minnie Asprey

Suppose we found snow fairies there, by Minnie Asprey. circa 1918

Background imageIllustrations Collection: Crab-eating macaque, Macaca fascicularis

Crab-eating macaque, Macaca fascicularis. Simia aygula Linn. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Jakob Andreas Eisenmann after an illustration by Jacques de Seve from Johann Christian Daniel

Background imageIllustrations Collection: White admiral, gold-spotted sylph and pathfinder butterflies

White admiral, gold-spotted sylph and pathfinder butterflies
White admiral butterfly, Limenitis camilla 1, 2, gold-spotted sylph, Metisella metis 3, 4, and common pathfinder, Catuna crithea 5, 6. Handcoloured lithograph from John O

Background imageIllustrations Collection: Fluminense swallowtail, Anteros acheus and Parides agavus

Fluminense swallowtail, Anteros acheus and Parides agavus
Fluminense swallowtail, Parides ascanius, vulnerable 1, Anteros acheus, upper side 2, under side 3, and Parides agavus swallowtail butterfly 4. Handcoloured lithograph from John O

Background imageIllustrations Collection: Drawing book illustrated by Mary Gibbs Shapter

Drawing book illustrated by Mary Gibbs Shapter
Drawing book with card covers, the front cover inscribed Miss Shapter 7 Clarendon Place Hyde Park GardensFurniture & Prices given

Background imageIllustrations Collection: Advert for Shirley Wools, with encouraging before and after illustrations Date: 1920s

Advert for Shirley Wools, with encouraging before and after illustrations Date: 1920s

Background imageIllustrations Collection: Two models and line illustrations showing knitted wool swimsuts Date: 1935

Two models and line illustrations showing knitted wool swimsuts Date: 1935

Background imageIllustrations Collection: WW2 Story Book Illustrations, Ships

WW2 Story Book Illustrations, Ships
A pair of illustrations from a WW2 story book, Captain Peg-Leg's War, written by Peter Dawlish. The first image shows some workers in the stoke hold. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageIllustrations Collection: WW2 Comic Illustrations

WW2 Comic Illustrations
A pair of comical WW2 illustrations showing an airman attempting to tighten up a loose wheel mid flight, the second scene depicts a pair of worried faces as the men watch their aircraft's tail

Background imageIllustrations Collection: The Home Front Music Cover

The Home Front Music Cover
An illustrated WW2 music sheet cover for The Home Front, words and music by Reginald Hindley and Sydney Thompson. Featured and broadcast by Joe Loss and his band

Background imageIllustrations Collection: WW2 - How A Camera Gun Works

WW2 - How A Camera Gun Works
A photograph with educational illustrations added to show how a camera gun works, the device was used to help aid the Royal Air Force in practising war manoeuvres by automatically registering a hit

Background imageIllustrations Collection: WW2 Christmas Cards

WW2 Christmas Cards
A pair of small WW2 Christmas greetings cards, one shows miniature illustrations of festive food which would have been very scarce. Date: circa 1942

Background imageIllustrations Collection: WW2 Birthday Card, Blue Pencil

WW2 Birthday Card, Blue Pencil
A series of illustrations from a WW2 birthday greetings card, showing a line of dogs dressed as wartime General post Office workers delivering mail

Background imageIllustrations Collection: WW2 Christmas Card, Atten-shun!

WW2 Christmas Card, Atten-shun!
A WW2 Christmas greetings card, showing illustrations on the front, reverse and interior, images include scenes of dogs wearing military uniform. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageIllustrations Collection: WW2 Valentines Card Interior, Queen Of Hearts

WW2 Valentines Card Interior, Queen Of Hearts
This image shows the inside of a WW2 Valentines greetings card. The small illustrations include hearts, some pierced by arrows and roses. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageIllustrations Collection: WW2 Valentines Card Interior, King Of Hearts

WW2 Valentines Card Interior, King Of Hearts
This image shows the inside of a WW2 Valentines greetings card. The small illustrations include hearts, some pierced by arrows and some Royal Air Force targets. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageIllustrations Collection: WW2 Birthday Greetings Card

WW2 Birthday Greetings Card
An illustrated WW2 birthday greetings card to one who is serving our country, complete with a ribbon. The illustrations in each corner give an acknowledgement to the Royal Navy

Background imageIllustrations Collection: WW2 Christmas Greetings Card

WW2 Christmas Greetings Card
A WW2 Christmas greetings card containing some quite minimalistic illustrations showing various scenes of Britain's home defence, including figures experiencing the holidays during a blackout

Background imageIllustrations Collection: White Star Line, RMS Titanic, booklet of notes

White Star Line, RMS Titanic, booklet of notes
White Star Line, RMS Titanic. Rare booklet of notes and illustrations for First and Second Class passengers on board the Titanic

Background imageIllustrations Collection: R. A. F. Servicemen And Women

R. A. F. Servicemen And Women
These illustrations portray British Royal Air Force servicemen and women in various scenes, including enjoying a meal and receiving reports and orders. Date: 1941

Background imageIllustrations Collection: WW2 R. A. F. Lamp Signallers

WW2 R. A. F. Lamp Signallers
A pair of illustrations showing some WW2 Royal Air Force airmen signalling by lamp from planes in flight, to others that are in close formation. Date: 1941

Background imageIllustrations Collection: W. A. A. F. And Air Cadet, WW2

W. A. A. F. And Air Cadet, WW2
A pair of portrait illustrations of a lady in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force and a boy air cadet. Date: 1941

Background imageIllustrations Collection: Off Duty R. A. F. Men

Off Duty R. A. F. Men
A pair of illustrations showing various ways in which British Royal Air Force servicemen might spend their time off duty, examples include playing darts and writing letters to home. Date: 1941

Background imageIllustrations Collection: WW2 Lightning Swoop

WW2 Lightning Swoop
This illustrations shows British aircrafts performing a lightning swoop attack on enemy shipping, warehouses and wharves. Date: 1941

Background imageIllustrations Collection: WW2 Yeoman Signaller And Celebrating Sailor

WW2 Yeoman Signaller And Celebrating Sailor
A pair of WW2 illustrations from a children's ABC book. The left image shows a Royal Navy petty officer yeoman signaller, looking through his telescope

Background imageIllustrations Collection: WW2 Sailor In Pyjamas And Submarine Torpedo

WW2 Sailor In Pyjamas And Submarine Torpedo
A pair of WW2 illustrations from a children's ABC book. The left image shows a Royal Navy sailor having just slept, wearing blue and white striped pyjamas

Background imageIllustrations Collection: WW2 Warrior Sailor And Red Cross Flag

WW2 Warrior Sailor And Red Cross Flag
A pair of wartime illustrations from a children's ABC book. The left image portrays a warrior sailor while the right picture shows a maritime red cross flag, possibly of the U.S. Navy

Background imageIllustrations Collection: Union Jack And H. M. S. Victory

Union Jack And H. M. S. Victory
A pair of wartime illustrations from a children's ABC book. The left image a naval Union Jack flag, while the right picture shows H.M.S

Background imageIllustrations Collection: WW2 Q-Ship And Royal Navy Radio

WW2 Q-Ship And Royal Navy Radio
A pair of WW2 illustrations from a children's ABC book. The left image shows a lady wearing a pink dress, standing on the deck of a Q-ship

Background imageIllustrations Collection: WW2 Royal Navy Petty Officer And Lookout

WW2 Royal Navy Petty Officer And Lookout
A pair of WW2 illustrations from a children's ABC book. The left image shows a look-out watching all directions from his crow's nest

Background imageIllustrations Collection: WW2 Midshipman And Royal Navy Boy

WW2 Midshipman And Royal Navy Boy
A pair of WW2 illustrations from a children's ABC book. The images portray boys dressed in Royal Navy uniforms, the left shows a Midshipman standing smartly on deck. Date: circa 1940

Background imageIllustrations Collection: WW2, Ensign Flag And Wartime Fisherman

WW2, Ensign Flag And Wartime Fisherman
A pair of WW2 illustrations from a children's ABC book. The left image shows a naval ensign banner flown in the Navy manner, while the right picture portrays a war time fisherman

Background imageIllustrations Collection: WW2, Sailor's Knot And Captain's Boat

WW2, Sailor's Knot And Captain's Boat
A pair of WW2 illustrations from a children's ABC book. The left image shows the heads of a Royal Navy sailor and his sweetheart within the loops of a sailor's knot

Background imageIllustrations Collection: Naval Military Man And Jolly Jack

Naval Military Man And Jolly Jack
A pair of wartime illustrations from a children's ABC book. The left image shows authoritative naval man holding papers tucked under his arm

Background imageIllustrations Collection: WW2, Toy Gun And Sailor Sleeping In Hammock

WW2, Toy Gun And Sailor Sleeping In Hammock
A pair of WW2 illustrations from a children's ABC book. The left image shows a boy playing with his toy gun, while the right image portrays a Jack Tar, a British seaman

Background imageIllustrations Collection: WW2 Soldier And New Zealander

WW2 Soldier And New Zealander
A pair of WW2 illustrations from a children's ABC book. The left image shows a soldier guarding the wire, while the right picture portrays a New Zealand military man holding his cane

Background imageIllustrations Collection: WW2 Royal Navy Captain And Destroyer

WW2 Royal Navy Captain And Destroyer
A pair of WW2 illustrations from a children's ABC book. The left image shows a Royal Navy captain standing on deck, while the right picture shows the silhouetted form of a British destroyer ship

Background imageIllustrations Collection: WW2 Able Seaman And Bosun Piping

WW2 Able Seaman And Bosun Piping
A pair of WW2 illustrations from a children's ABC book. The left image shows an able seaman saluting on deck, while the right image portrays a boatswain blowing his pipe or whistle



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