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Isle Collection

Background imageIsle Collection: Daredevil Diver Leslie Gadsby, Shanklin Pier, Isle of Wight

Daredevil Diver Leslie Gadsby, Shanklin Pier, Isle of Wight and his variety of crazy dives, including a 90ft dive in a sack, a 45ft long arm balance

Background imageIsle Collection: Eugene Manet on the Isle of Wight, 1875, by Berthe Morisot

Eugene Manet on the Isle of Wight, 1875, by Berthe Morisot
Berthe Morisot (1841-1895). French Impressionist painter. Eug?¨ne Manet on the Isle of Wight, 1875. Marmottan Monet Museum. Paris. France

Background imageIsle Collection: Map of Isle of Wight

Map of Isle of Wight
A Map of the Isle of Wight, showing the internal railway system and the new & short route between the island and the Hampshire coast

Background imageIsle Collection: Map / Isle of Wight C1857

Map / Isle of Wight C1857
Map of the Isle of Wight (County series)

Background imageIsle Collection: Portsmouth, Southsea & Isle of Wight Aviation Poster

Portsmouth, Southsea & Isle of Wight Aviation Poster
Poster, Portsmouth, Southsea & Isle of Wight Aviation Ltd, Spithead Air Ferry to and from the island, winter fare seven shillings and sixpence return, seven services daily

Background imageIsle Collection: Boys Swimming, Training Ship Mercury, River Hamble, Hants

Boys Swimming, Training Ship Mercury, River Hamble, Hants
Boys from the Training Ship Mercury swimming nude in the River Hamble. The Mercury, established in 1885 by the London philanthropist Charles Hoare

Background imageIsle Collection: Laxey, the Wheel, Isle of Man, England

Laxey, the Wheel, Isle of Man, England. Date between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900

Background imageIsle Collection: Islay Ferry

Islay Ferry
Port Askaig, a small village on the Sound, Isle of Islay Argyllshire, Scotland. Here terminates the ferry which crosses the Sound to Feolin on Jura. The Paps of Jura beyond

Background imageIsle Collection: Isle of Wight / Needles

Isle of Wight / Needles
Isle of Wight: The Needles

Background imageIsle Collection: Ventnor, Steephill Cove, Isle of Wight, England

Ventnor, Steephill Cove, Isle of Wight, England. Date between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900

Background imageIsle Collection: Isle of Wight / Ventnor

Isle of Wight / Ventnor
Isle of Wight: Ventnor

Background imageIsle Collection: Portsmouth, Southsea & Isle of Wight Aviation Poster

Portsmouth, Southsea & Isle of Wight Aviation Poster
Poster, Portsmouth, Southsea & Isle of Wight Aviation Ltd, showing a passenger airliner flying above a cruise liner, advertising Travel by Air Ferry to Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight. 20th century

Background imageIsle Collection: Map of the Isle of Wight

Map of the Isle of Wight, showing the principal roads (marked in red) and the internal Island rail network Date: 1910

Background imageIsle Collection: Norton. Isle of Man TT

Norton. Isle of Man TT
500cc Norton racing at the Isle of Man TT, an annual motorcycle event run on the Isle of Man in May/June of most years since 1907. It regarded as one of the most dangerous racing events in the world

Background imageIsle Collection: Talking Mongoose House

Talking Mongoose House
The home of Voirrey Irving at Cashens Gap, Isle of Man, where Gef, the " Talking Mongoose" manifested : Voirrey stands with her father at the front door

Background imageIsle Collection: Suspension Pier, Seaview, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England

Suspension Pier, Seaview, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England
The elegant Suspension Pier, Seaview, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England. The suspension pier was designed by Frank Caws, a Seaview-born engineer/architect then working in Sunderland

Background imageIsle Collection: Shanklin, old village, Isle of Wight, England

Shanklin, old village, Isle of Wight, England. Date between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900

Background imageIsle Collection: Training Ship Mercury and boys racing crew, River Hamble

Training Ship Mercury and boys racing crew, River Hamble
The racing crew of the training ship Mercury with the ship itself in the background. The Mercury, established in 1885 by Charles Hoare, was originally based at Binstead, Isle of Wight

Background imageIsle Collection: Sandbanks Chain Ferry No. 1 - Entrance to Poole Harbour

Sandbanks Chain Ferry No. 1 - Entrance to Poole Harbour
The No.1 steam-powered Sandbanks chain ferry. Sandbanks Ferry is a vehicular chain ferry which crosses the entrance of Poole Harbour in the English county of Dorset

Background imageIsle Collection: Isle of Skye - Blaven and Loch Slapin

Isle of Skye - Blaven and Loch Slapin viewed from Torrin Village Date: circa 1920s

Background imageIsle Collection: The Skye crofters Land League Agitation

The Skye crofters Land League Agitation
Sketches in the Isle of Skye: the Crofters Land League. 1.Staffin, from the Bay. 2.Crofters huts in Portree. 3.Women of the crofters. 4. A Skye landlord. 5

Background imageIsle Collection: Mountains / Cir Mhor

Mountains / Cir Mhor
A dramatic impression of the mountains of Cir Mhor and Goatfell (behind), on the Isle of Arran, Scotland. Date: 1950s

Background imageIsle Collection: Yachting at Cowes

Yachting at Cowes
In the foaming wake of a racing cutter Date: 1914

Background imageIsle Collection: British and Russian Royal Families at Osborne House

British and Russian Royal Families at Osborne House, Isle of Wight on 4th August 1909. Pictured are Tsar (Czar) Nicholas and Tsarina (Czarina) Alix of Hesse and by Rhine, later Alexandra Feodorovna

Background imageIsle Collection: Harris Promenade - Douglas, Isle of Man

Harris Promenade - Douglas, Isle of Man. A large crowd has gathered to watch a performance by the Pierrots at the Bandstand (centre). Date: 1907

Background imageIsle Collection: Polacanthus

Polacanthus
This dinosaur was from the family of armoured skinned dinosaurs, the Ankylosaurs. It was around 14 feet in length living around 125 million years ago. Fossils have been found in the Isle of Wight, UK

Background imageIsle Collection: Spithead & Shoreham Air Ferries Poster

Spithead & Shoreham Air Ferries Poster
Poster, Spithead & Shoreham Air Ferries, showing a passenger plane G-ABVB above a map of the south coast. Save time, see more, give your holiday a flying start

Background imageIsle Collection: Railway Air Services Poster

Railway Air Services Poster
Railway Air Services (RAS) Poster, serving Plymouth, Teignmouth, Cardiff, Birmingham and Liverpool, Cowes (Isle of Wight), Southampton, Bristol and Birmingham, London (Croydon) and Isle of Wight

Background imageIsle Collection: Training Ship Mercury, River Hamble, Hampshire

Training Ship Mercury, River Hamble, Hampshire
The Training Ship Mercury was established in 1885 by the London philanthropist Charles Hoare. The ship, a barque previously named Illova, was originally moored at Binstead on the Isle of Wight

Background imageIsle Collection: Isle of Man / Peel Harbour

Isle of Man / Peel Harbour
Isle of Man: Peel Harbour, with the Castle in the background

Background imageIsle Collection: View of Cullipool, Isle of Luing, Scotland

View of Cullipool, Isle of Luing, Scotland. circa 1900s

Background imageIsle Collection: Ile d Oleron - off the French Atlantic Coast

Ile d Oleron - off the French Atlantic Coast
Ile d Oleron - an island off the Atlantic coast of France, on the southern side of the Pertuis d Antioche strait. It is the second largest island of Metropolitan France, after Corsica

Background imageIsle Collection: Plane arriving, Santa Catalina Island, California, USA

Plane arriving, Santa Catalina Island, California, USA
Plane arriving at Avalon Bay, Santa Catalina Island, California, USA, with the Casino on the left and the Hotel St Catherine on the right. Date: 1939

Background imageIsle Collection: Booklet cover, Santa Catalina Island, California, USA

Booklet cover, Santa Catalina Island, California, USA -- The Magic Isle. Date: 1939

Background imageIsle Collection: A View of Armadale Castle, by William Daniell

A View of Armadale Castle, by William Daniell
A View of Armadale Castle, Island of Sky[e], from the Sound of Slate, by William Daniell RA (1769-1837). (1 of 2) Date: 1817

Background imageIsle Collection: Western Airways Ltd Poster

Western Airways Ltd Poster
Poster, Norman Edgar Western Airways Ltd, Bristol to Cardiff Air Express, 15 minutes, 9 shillings and sixpence single fare

Background imageIsle Collection: Portsmouth, Southsea & Isle of Wight Aviation Poster

Portsmouth, Southsea & Isle of Wight Aviation Poster
Poster, Portsmouth, Southsea & Isle of Wight Aviation Ltd (PS & IOWA), showing an aeroplane flying above a route map from London to the Isle of Wight, with a May to August timetable and fares

Background imageIsle Collection: Western Airways Poster

Western Airways Poster
Poster, Norman Edgar (Western Airways) Ltd, showing prices and times from Bristol to various destinations by Air Express Daily, including special day returns. 20th century

Background imageIsle Collection: Pleasure Flights Poster

Pleasure Flights Poster, Portsmouth, Southsea & Isle of Wight Aviation Ltd, Bembridge Farm Aerodrome at any time by arrangement at the farm

Background imageIsle Collection: Seaview near Ryde, II. Isle of Wight, England

Seaview near Ryde, II. Isle of Wight, England. Date between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900

Background imageIsle Collection: Isle of Skye - Dunvegan Castle

Isle of Skye - Dunvegan Castle Date: circa 1920s

Background imageIsle Collection: Delage car driven by R J Seaman at the Isle of Man

Delage car driven by R J Seaman at the Isle of Man, 1938 Date: 1938

Background imageIsle Collection: Isle of Bute - Rothesay, The West Esplanade

Isle of Bute - Rothesay, The West Esplanade
Isle of Bute (west coast of Scotland) - Rothesay, The West Esplanade

Background imageIsle Collection: The Emigrant Ship Hercules off Cambelton, Scotland, 1853

The Emigrant Ship Hercules off Cambelton, Scotland, 1853
Engraving showing the emigrant ship Hercules at anchor in Campbelton Harbour, Isle of Skye, 1853. The Hercules sailed from Skye that year with passengers emigrating for a new life in the British

Background imageIsle Collection: Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Ventnor, Isle of Wight, one of the pleasant resorts of this lovely island

Background imageIsle Collection: Talking Mongoose / Voirrey

Talking Mongoose / Voirrey
Voirrey Irving, of Cashens Gap, Isle of Man, where Gef, the " Talking Mongoose" manifested : with her dog

Background imageIsle Collection: Talking Mongoose Gef

Talking Mongoose Gef
Artists impression of Gef the so-called talking mongoose which befriended Voirrey Irving, a 17-year old girl from the Isle of Man

Background imageIsle Collection: Greenwich / Isle of Dogs

Greenwich / Isle of Dogs
A view of Greenwich, Deptford and London from Flamstead Hill in Greenwich Park. The Isle of Dogs and windmills are on the right and St Pauls cathedral is in the centre



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