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Background imageImportance Collection: WW2 - NaFI presents ENSA Production at Alexandria, Egypt

WW2 - NaFI presents ENSA Production at Alexandria, Egypt
WW2 - A playbill for a production of The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde produced by N.A.A.F.I (Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes)

Background imageImportance Collection: The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest at the St Jamess Theatre, London. Gwendolen Fairfax (Miss Irene Vanbrugh) and Worthing; Gwendolen and Cecily (Miss Evelyn Millard); Gwendolen

Background imageImportance Collection: The Bat and Ball Public House, Hambledon, 1908

The Bat and Ball Public House, Hambledon, 1908
Photograph showing the Bat and Ball Public House at Hambledon, circa 1908. The pub was formerly known as the Broadhalfpenny Hut

Background imageImportance Collection: Theatre / Plays / Wilde

Theatre / Plays / Wilde
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Algy, Cecily, John Worthing, Lady Bracknell and Canon Chasuble; at the St James Theatre

Background imageImportance Collection: Theatre / Plays / Wilde

Theatre / Plays / Wilde
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST George Alexander as Jack Worthing, Stella Patrick Campbell as Lady Gwendolen, Helen Rous as Lady Bracknell

Background imageImportance Collection: The Importance of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde

The Importance of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde
Promotional postcard for The Importance of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde. First produced at the St. Jamess Theatre, on 14th February 1895. For the St. James revival, 25th November 1909

Background imageImportance Collection: Knin, Croatia

Knin, Croatia, on the border with Serbia. Knin rose to prominence twice in history, as a one-time capital of both the Kingdom of Croatia and briefly of the unrecognized

Background imageImportance Collection: Strategic importance of Crete and Cyprus by G. H. Davis

Strategic importance of Crete and Cyprus by G. H. Davis
The Eastern Mediterranean: maps showing the strategic importance of Crete and Cyprus during the Second World War. Date: 1941

Background imageImportance Collection: Piltdown Man reconstructed, 1912

Piltdown Man reconstructed, 1912
Piltdown Man, as imagined by Illustrated London News special artist Amedee Forestier, soon after the discovery of the bones was made public in 1912

Background imageImportance Collection: The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest at the St Jamess Theatre, London. Miss Prism (Mrs George Canninge) and Worthing (Mr George Alexander); Algernon Moncrieff (Mr Allen Aynesworth)

Background imageImportance Collection: The Magnetron Valve by G. H. Davis

The Magnetron Valve by G. H. Davis
A set of diagrams demonstrating what a magnetron valve is, and why it is of such importance to radar. The magnetron valve was used in the Second World War to give Allied forces superior radars,

Background imageImportance Collection: Great by H. M. Bateman

Great by H. M. Bateman
Caricature of a self-important gentleman in evening dress, puffing his chest out as he smokes a cigarette. Date: 1927

Background imageImportance Collection: A Woman of No Importance

A Woman of No Importance
A rather dark humoured illustration by Phil May, entitled A Woman of No Importance, a skit on the title of the play by Oscar Wilde of 1893

Background imageImportance Collection: Boss and Secretary 1928

Boss and Secretary 1928
A secretary stands beside her boss, seated at a desk whose size indicates his importance

Background imageImportance Collection: Importance of Punctuality, Victorian morality print

Importance of Punctuality, Victorian morality print Date: circa 1850

Background imageImportance Collection: Allenburys Advertisement

Allenburys Advertisement
An advertisement for Allen & Hanburys Ltd, promoting the importance of a healthy diet for child development from baby through to infancy

Background imageImportance Collection: Take Special Care

Take Special Care
British Railway's staff information poster, designed by Frank Newbould, c.1950. This poster highlights the importance of of precautionary labels. Date: circa 1950

Background imageImportance Collection: Help the Shunter

Help the Shunter
British Railway's staff information poster, designed by Frank Newbould, c.1950. This poster refers to the importance of clear, legible labels. Date: circa 1950

Background imageImportance Collection: Appropriate Frowarding Documents

Appropriate Frowarding Documents
British Railway's staff information poster, designed by Frank Newbould, c.1950. This poster highlights the importance of checking forwarding documents to keep goods management in order

Background imageImportance Collection: Avoid Hollow Sheeting

Avoid Hollow Sheeting
British Railway's staff information poster, designed by Frank Newbould, c.1950. This poster refers to the importance of sheetins goods trains appropriately. Date: circa 1950

Background imageImportance Collection: Rope Loads Securely

Rope Loads Securely
British Railway's staff information poster, designed by Frank Newbould, c.1950. This poster highlights the importance of tying a load safely. Date: circa 1950

Background imageImportance Collection: Remove or Cancel all Old Labels

Remove or Cancel all Old Labels
British Railway's staff information poster, designed by Frank Newbould, c.1950. This poster highlights the importance of removing old labels from packages. Date: circa 1950

Background imageImportance Collection: RMS Titanic - letter to James Moody's sister

RMS Titanic - letter to James Moody's sister
RMS Titanic - highly significant and historically important letter to Sixth Officer James Moody's sister. Dated 7 May 1912

Background imageImportance Collection: Queen Anne Red Lacquer Cabinet

Queen Anne Red Lacquer Cabinet
An illustration of a A Queen Anne Red Lecquer Cabinet. In the possession of Anthony Horderns Fine Art Gallery. The cabinet is decorated in relief in the Chinese manner

Background imageImportance Collection: Commonwealth Bank of Australia Advertisement

Commonwealth Bank of Australia Advertisement
An illustrated advertisement for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, highlighting the importance of security as one of their facilities, the image shows a very secure looking safe made by Chubbs

Background imageImportance Collection: Izod Advertisement

Izod Advertisement
An advertisement for Izod promoting the importance of a tailored shirt. A Definite Distinction for Gentlemen at last. Izod's are famed for their dress shirts and coloured hosiery. Date: circa 1926

Background imageImportance Collection: Peggy Ashcroft and Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies

Peggy Ashcroft and Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies
Peggy Ashcroft (1907-1991) appearing as Cecily Cardew and Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies (1891-1992) as Gwendolyn Fairfax, in a production of The Importance of Being Earnest at the Globe Theatre. Date: 1939

Background imageImportance Collection: Two gowns from Henri Bendel, New York suggesting

Two gowns from Henri Bendel, New York suggesting they were created or inspired by Vionnet, Paris, and worn by the Warner brothers movie star Irene Delroy, 1930

Background imageImportance Collection: Ypres Ramparts CWGC Cemetery seen across the moat

Ypres Ramparts CWGC Cemetery seen across the moat
The earliest settlement in this area is thought to have been near Langemarck in about AD960 and gradually a cluster of villages grew up around the Yperlee

Background imageImportance Collection: SNCAC NC. 702 Martinet F-BAOO

SNCAC NC. 702 Martinet F-BAOO
SNCAC NC.702 Martinet F-BAOO (msn 121). During the second World War the ReichsLufttfahr Ministerium (RLM) dispersed manufacture of (usually)

Background imageImportance Collection: Wolfgang Jacob

Wolfgang Jacob
WOLFGANG JACOB German divine who may be of no great importance, but its a very fine early mezzotint Date: flourished 1586

Background imageImportance Collection: Royal Ordnance Factory, Patricroft, Lancashire

Royal Ordnance Factory, Patricroft, Lancashire
Royal Ordnance Factory, Patricroft, Eccles, near Manchester, Lancashire, England. Showing men manufacturing Canons - World War One - The sign reads

Background imageImportance Collection: WWI Poster, Fill up the Ranks

WWI Poster, Fill up the Ranks
We re both needed to serve the Guns! Fill up the ranks! Pile up the munitions! Parliamentary Recruiting Committee poster showing the importance of the munitions worker as well as the need for troops

Background imageImportance Collection: Emmeline Pankhurst Importance of the Vote

Emmeline Pankhurst Importance of the Vote. Pamphlet by Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928) The Importance of the Vote based on a speech given at the Portman Rooms, 24th March 1908 Date: 1908

Background imageImportance Collection: Alfred Meakin china plate - Lloyd George quotation

Alfred Meakin china plate - Lloyd George quotation
Alfred Meakin china plate with decorated border. Transfer reads - BARNSTAPLE. THE RT. HON. D. LLOYD GEORGE, PRIME MINISTER

Background imageImportance Collection: Barnstaple Tome Stone

Barnstaple Tome Stone
The Tome Stone in Queen Annes Walk, Barnstaple, Devon, England. It was once of legal importance - bargains were struck on it in front of witnesses. Date: 17th century

Background imageImportance Collection: Girl with Cat / Goldfish

Girl with Cat / Goldfish
A little girl lectures her cat on the importance of staying away from the goldfish bowl

Background imageImportance Collection: Industry / Smith 1827

Industry / Smith 1827
" A smith is one who works on iron, and who from that metal manufactures a vast variety of articles useful in the arts of life, and of great importance to domestic comfort". Date: 1827

Background imageImportance Collection: Mussolini / Fieldwork

Mussolini / Fieldwork
BENITO MUSSOLINI Italian dictator in a field in Carpena in 1927, stressing the importance of agriculture Date: 1927

Background imageImportance Collection: ILN - Duchess of Sutherland

ILN - Duchess of Sutherland
Page 516 from the Illustrated London News, 29th April 1893, featuring the Dowager Duchess of Sutherland and a scene from Oscar Wildes play A Woman Of No Importance at the Haymarket. Date: 1893

Background imageImportance Collection: Switzerland - Thun, from Belle Vue Pavilion

Switzerland - Thun, from Belle Vue Pavilion
Coloured lantern slide of a view across Thun. It is located where the River Aar flows out of Lake Thun (Thunersee), 30 km south of Bern

Background imageImportance Collection: Switzerland - Thun, from the Churchyard

Switzerland - Thun, from the Churchyard
Coloured lantern slide of a view across Thun. It is located where the River Aar flows out of Lake Thun (Thunersee), 30 km south of Bern

Background imageImportance Collection: Suffragette Recipe for Cabinet Pudding

Suffragette Recipe for Cabinet Pudding. Method, Take one fresh young suffragette, add a large slice of her own importance, and as much sauce as you like

Background imageImportance Collection: Page in wartime food booklet, WW2

Page in wartime food booklet, WW2
Page in wartime food booklet, explaining the importance of growing your own vegetables, by the Minister of Food, Lord Woolton. Date: 1940s

Background imageImportance Collection: Lord Wooltons message to kitchen staff, WW2

Lord Wooltons message to kitchen staff, WW2
Lord Wooltons message to kitchen staff, stressing the importance of well cooked food and the avoidance of waste during the Second World War. Date: 1940s

Background imageImportance Collection: By-products developed from coal by G. H. Davis

By-products developed from coal by G. H. Davis
The enormous importance of coal as the basic element in vital war manufactures. A diagrammatic drawing showing a great variety of by-products developed from coal. Date: 1944

Background imageImportance Collection: Ironmonger miffed at rain stalling watering can sales

Ironmonger miffed at rain stalling watering can sales
Farmer - " This Rain ll do a power o good." Ironmonger - " Aye, but it ll spoil t sale o waterin cans." !!! Date: 1892

Background imageImportance Collection: Millionairess quizzes Lord on his wealth

Millionairess quizzes Lord on his wealth (and evident lack thereof, despite appearances!) American Millionairess - " And have you really got a Coronet



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