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Initial Collection (#6)

Background imageInitial Collection: Arthur Rackham with initial I

Arthur Rackham with initial I
Arthur Rackham self-portrait with initial I. 20th century

Background imageInitial Collection: John Law (Card)

John Law (Card)
JOHN LAW Scottish financier in France, where he promoted the Mississippi scheme. His initial funding came from success at the gaming table. Date: 1671 - 1729

Background imageInitial Collection: Warne alphabet 1875. ABC

Warne alphabet 1875. ABC
Page from a Victorian alphabet showing A for apple, B for broom and C for cart

Background imageInitial Collection: Anon. Warne alphabet 1875. MNO

Anon. Warne alphabet 1875. MNO
Page from a 19th century alphabet book with M for magpie, N for nest and O for oyster

Background imageInitial Collection: Anon. Warne alphabet 1875. DEF

Anon. Warne alphabet 1875. DEF
Page from a 19th century alphabet book with D for donkey, E for eye and F for fox

Background imageInitial Collection: Anon. Warne alphabet 1875. JKL

Anon. Warne alphabet 1875. JKL
Page from a19th century alphabet book with J for jar, K for kitchen and L for lion. Date: 1875

Background imageInitial Collection: Anon. Warne alphabet 1875. STUV

Anon. Warne alphabet 1875. STUV
Page from a 19th century alphabet book withs for saucepan, T for tree, U for uncle and V for violets

Background imageInitial Collection: Anon. Warne alphabet 1875. GHI

Anon. Warne alphabet 1875. GHI
Page from a 19th century alphabet book with G for girls, H for hand and I for Inn

Background imageInitial Collection: Anon. Warne alphabet 1875. PQR

Anon. Warne alphabet 1875. PQR
Page from a 19th century alphabet book with P for police man, Q for quail and R for rabbit

Background imageInitial Collection: Anon. Warne alphabet 1875. WXYZ

Anon. Warne alphabet 1875. WXYZ
Page from a 19th century alphabet book with W and X, inexplicably, for bees, honey and hives (?), Y for yacht (thats better, back on familiar territory) and Z for the good old zebra

Background imageInitial Collection: White Star Line items

White Star Line items
Five assorted items from the White Star Line, owners of the ill-fated Titanic cruise ship which sank on 15 April 1912 -- a silver cigarette case bearing the initial P and a flag, a spoon

Background imageInitial Collection: Transporting Cleopatras Needle

Transporting Cleopatras Needle
Transportation of the obelisk down the Thames, at Westminister Bridge. The cylinder ship had to be abandoned in the Bay of Biscay due to the stormy conditions of the initial leg of the journey

Background imageInitial Collection: Taking the veil in the Red Cross Service

Taking the veil in the Red Cross Service
A French nurse entering her novitiate, preparing for her probationary training. Nurses went through initial training examinations to qualify as a infirmiere

Background imageInitial Collection: Pius IX Acclaimed

Pius IX Acclaimed
Pius IX is acclaimed as a liberal when first appointed; but despite initial reforms, he will find himself in exile by the end of the year

Background imageInitial Collection: Two drivers in the cab of the Saint Bartholomew

Two drivers in the cab of the Saint Bartholomew
Development of high speed railway travel; two drivers in the cab of the Saint Bartholomew. On its initial run the locomotive arrived into Paddington three minutes early

Background imageInitial Collection: The great railway strike, Stratford

The great railway strike, Stratford
Deserted railway track at Stratford. The station was at a standstill during the great railway strike. The strike took place in the last two weeks of September 1919

Background imageInitial Collection: Plan of the Metropolitan Railway

Plan of the Metropolitan Railway
The initial plan for the Metropolitan Railway. The railway begins opposite the Great Western Railway Hotel at Paddington, passing through Kings Cross on to Farringdon

Background imageInitial Collection: Lorimer automatic exchange

Lorimer automatic exchange
Photograph of the Canadian Lorimer automatic telephone exchange, a system which dispensed with the need for telephone girls

Background imageInitial Collection: Woman Checks Makeup 1928

Woman Checks Makeup 1928
A woman checks her makeup in a mirror: initial idea in watercolour (for final version, see picture 10031680)

Background imageInitial Collection: Page from the Edict of the Lombard King Rothair

Page from the Edict of the Lombard King Rothair
A page from the Edict (Edictum Rothari) of the Lombard King Rothar (Rothair, Rothari, reigned 636-652). Written in Latin, it is a compilation of Lombard law

Background imageInitial Collection: Fragment of Sintrams Evangelium Longum

Fragment of Sintrams Evangelium Longum
A fragment of Sintrams Evangelium Longum, a gospel book. It is one of the great treasures of the Monastery and Library of St Gall in Switzerland

Background imageInitial Collection: Page from a religious manuscript in Latin

Page from a religious manuscript in Latin
An illuminated page from a religious manuscript written in Latin

Background imageInitial Collection: Page from the Easter liturgy, in Latin

Page from the Easter liturgy, in Latin
A page from the Easter liturgy, written in Latin

Background imageInitial Collection: Ms - Two Letters

Ms - Two Letters
Two initial Qs from an Italian manuscript of the De Civitate Dei of Saint Augustine

Background imageInitial Collection: B from a Ms Psalter

B from a Ms Psalter
Initial B, from an English psalter

Background imageInitial Collection: Bible Ms Letters

Bible Ms Letters
Ornamental initial letters from an English Bible

Background imageInitial Collection: Letters from Ms Bible

Letters from Ms Bible
Initial letters from an English Bible

Background imageInitial Collection: Illuminated Initial B

Illuminated Initial B
Illuminated initial B (in Beatus vir - blessed is the man ) in an English gospel

Background imageInitial Collection: Cortes Receives Tribute

Cortes Receives Tribute
Cortes receives tribute from the Aztecs after the initial Spanish victory

Background imageInitial Collection: Agricultural Monks

Agricultural Monks
French monks engaged in agriculture

Background imageInitial Collection: French Ms Letters

French Ms Letters
Twelve initial letters ornamented with flowers

Background imageInitial Collection: Military Fashions 1914

Military Fashions 1914
The initial impact of the war on fashion i.e a source of style. Military taileur of hobble skirt & 3/4 jacket with flared skirt, Napoleonic collar & cuffs, braiding & epaulettes

Background imageInitial Collection: Customs / USA / Apple-Bee

Customs / USA / Apple-Bee
The fall (autumn) tradition of the Apple-Bee - the complete apple peel is thrown and lands showing the initial of the ladys future husband

Background imageInitial Collection: Page, Book of Hours (2)

Page, Book of Hours (2)
Page from a printed BOOK OF HOURS, with woodblock illustrations, printed on vellum and with initial letters coloured by hand to imitate a manuscript

Background imageInitial Collection: Page, Book of Hours

Page, Book of Hours
Page from a printed BOOK OF HOURS, with woodblock illustrations, printed on vellum and with initial letters coloured by hand to imitate a manuscript

Background imageInitial Collection: Battle of Steenkerke

Battle of Steenkerke
William III leads the English against the French under the Marechal de Luxembourg : an initial English success is repulsed, ending in a tactical victory for the French

Background imageInitial Collection: WEGENER (1850 - 1930)

WEGENER (1850 - 1930)
ALFRED LOTHAR WEGENER German geophysicist & meteorologist whose theory of continental drift was accepted after initial rejection

Background imageInitial Collection: Page from an Irish psalter, Beatus Vir

Page from an Irish psalter, Beatus Vir
Page from an Irish psalter, with Psalm 112, beginning Beatus vir ( Blessed is the man who fears the Lord )

Background imageInitial Collection: Page from a Troubadour poem

Page from a Troubadour poem
A page from a Troubadour poem, written in Italian and Provencal, with decorated initial letters and decorated margins



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