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Jul19 Collection

Background imageJul19 Collection: Jackie Coogan, October 1921

Jackie Coogan, October 1921
Child actor Jackie Coogan aged six. Coogan began as a child actor in silent films after being discovered by Charlie Chaplin and at this point earned 10, 000 a year

Background imageJul19 Collection: Margaret Morris (1891 - 1980), British dancer, choreographer and teacher

Margaret Morris (1891 - 1980), British dancer, choreographer and teacher. Photographs showing her in various poses during her dance as a tree spirit

Background imageJul19 Collection: Mademoiselle Chauvin the first female barrister 1901

Mademoiselle Chauvin the first female barrister 1901
Mademoiselle Chauvin, the first female barrister, illustrated as she is sworn in at the French Bar. The Sphere describes the mixed reaction to Mdlle Chauvins right to practise

Background imageJul19 Collection: First female to speak in the House of Commons

First female to speak in the House of Commons
Margaret Travers Symons (1879 - after 1951), suffragette, the first woman to speak in the House of Commons, who made her way in after running past policeman, Mr Idris into the chamber

Background imageJul19 Collection: Group watching the Henley Regatta from boat, July 1958

Group watching the Henley Regatta from boat, July 1958
A group of people including; Mr Alan Adams, Mr Robin Gibbs, Mr Tony Gibbs, Miss Rachel Chandler and Mr Denis Adams, watching the racing on the last day of the Henley Royal Regatta from a cabin

Background imageJul19 Collection: The Lady Traveller: Olive MacLeod in Africa 1911

The Lady Traveller: Olive MacLeod in Africa 1911
Olive MacLeod depicted outside her bivouac in " the heart of Africa". MacLeod was the younger daughter of the Permanent Under-Secretary for Scotland Sir Reginald MacLeod

Background imageJul19 Collection: Joseph Harker in his scenery painting studio

Joseph Harker in his scenery painting studio
Renowned scenery painter, Joseph Harker, seen in his studio with one of his four sons. Harker was the foremost firm for scenery painting in the London theatre world. Date: 1924

Background imageJul19 Collection: Highbury and Islington Station, London

Highbury and Islington Station, London
The outside of Highbury and Islington Station, London. Date: circa 1900

Background imageJul19 Collection: The Coronation of King Edward VII - Souvenir Postcard

The Coronation of King Edward VII - Souvenir Postcard bearing the original intended date of the ceremony (26 June 1902) which was postponed (put back until 9th August) due to the Kings illness

Background imageJul19 Collection: Satin gown by Reville

Satin gown by Reville
Photograph of a rose-pink satin gown with pink and grey beads by Reville, Hanover Square. Date: 1921

Background imageJul19 Collection: Man ploughing with gas mask, September 1939

Man ploughing with gas mask, September 1939
Man photographed as he ploughs his field in Surrey. The Sphere notes his gas mask which he hangs from the handle of his plough. Date: 1939

Background imageJul19 Collection: Two women preparing for show at Windmill Theatre 1939

Two women preparing for show at Windmill Theatre 1939
Two women in tin helmets photographed as they prepare for a show at the Windmill Theatre. The Windmill Theatre, which today uses the motto " we never closed"

Background imageJul19 Collection: Tatler cover - Tamara Karsavina

Tatler cover - Tamara Karsavina
Tamara Karsavina (1885 - 1978), Russian ballet dancer, who, in 1919, at the time of this photograph, had been performing with the Russian Ballet at the Alhambra Theatre in London. Date: 1919

Background imageJul19 Collection: Little Miss Muffit by Lesley Butler - golf humour 1930

Little Miss Muffit by Lesley Butler - golf humour 1930
A nervous female golfer watched by other golfers, some encouraging, some obviously impatient. Date: 1930

Background imageJul19 Collection: Bystander cover - Mrs Ronald Armstrong-Jones

Bystander cover - Mrs Ronald Armstrong-Jones
Mrs Ronald Armstrong-Jones, formerly Anne Messel (later Parsons). She was married to Ronald Armstrong-Jones, with whom she had a daughter and a son, before she married Michael Parsons

Background imageJul19 Collection: Margaret Wintringham during her election campaign

Margaret Wintringham during her election campaign
Margaret Wintringham (1879 - 1955), British Liberal Party politician, MP for Louth between 1921 and 1924. She was the second woman, and the first British-born woman

Background imageJul19 Collection: Fairyland Express, All Aboard for the Land of Nod

Fairyland Express, All Aboard for the Land of Nod
Toddlers in white nightgowns board a train to the Land of Nod, accompanied by various toys as bedtime companions. Date: 1924

Background imageJul19 Collection: SS Lucania - Cunard

SS Lucania - Cunard
SS Lucania. This Cunarder is the first ship to be equipped with Signor Marconis wireless system : for a while she holds the Blue Riband for the fastest Atlantic crossing. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageJul19 Collection: Map of Europe showing WW2 alliances, September 1939

Map of Europe showing WW2 alliances, September 1939
A map of Europe, colour-coded to represent the different alliances between nations shortly after the outbreak of war, September 1939

Background imageJul19 Collection: Cross section of a British submarine 1939

Cross section of a British submarine 1939
Illustration showing a labeled cross section of a British submarine. Reminds its readers of an announcement last week, stating that British submarine successes may not be brought to the attention of

Background imageJul19 Collection: Duke and Duchess of Kent walking their chow dog, Sept 1939

Duke and Duchess of Kent walking their chow dog, Sept 1939
Prince George Duke of Kent and his wife Princess Marina walking their chow dog in Belgrave Square shortly after the outbreak of war. September 1939

Background imageJul19 Collection: Felix the Cat toys on sale in a London shop, Christmas 1924

Felix the Cat toys on sale in a London shop, Christmas 1924
Felix the Cat plush toys in a variety of sizes available for sale in a London shop at Christmas time. Also available are an incredible number of cuddly monkeys. Date: 1924

Background imageJul19 Collection: Lady Alexandra Haig as Ceres

Lady Alexandra Haig as Ceres at the Fete Champetre at Ashcombe House given by Cecil Beaton and Sir Michael Duff-Assheton-Smith, 1937. The theme is Society Nymphs and Shepherds. Date: 1937

Background imageJul19 Collection: HMS Renown, Duke & Duchess of York on visit to Antipodes

HMS Renown, Duke & Duchess of York on visit to Antipodes
Fold out cross section of HMS Renown, the battle-cruiser on which the Duke and Duchess of York travelled to Australia and New Zealand for their tour in 1927. 1927

Background imageJul19 Collection: Riots at Salter Hebble, Halifax

Riots at Salter Hebble, Halifax
Disturbances at Salter Hebble in Halifax, part of the 1842 general strike, also known as the Plug Plot Riots, The riots started among the miners in Staffordshire, England

Background imageJul19 Collection: Sir George Edward Wade (1869 - 1954), Comedian, professionally known as George Robey

Sir George Edward Wade (1869 - 1954), Comedian, professionally known as George Robey photographed in his costume as a pantomime dame of Jack and the Beanstalk at the London Hippodrome. Date: 1921

Background imageJul19 Collection: Clementine Churchill

Clementine Churchill (1885 -1977), in her house in Sussex Square. Clementine was the wife of Winston Churchill, then the Secretary for the colonies although the Sketch notes her intelligence in her

Background imageJul19 Collection: Lady Cynthia Eleanor Beatrix Hamilton, October 1921

Lady Cynthia Eleanor Beatrix Hamilton, October 1921
Viscountess Althorp, formerly Lady Cynthia Eleanor Beatrix Hamilton, daughter of the third Duke of Abercorn. Lady Cynthia married Lord Althorp, Albert Spencer

Background imageJul19 Collection: Selection of suffragette banners 1908

Selection of suffragette banners 1908
Some of the 770 banners carried by suffragettes and suffragists as they marched from the embankment to the Royal Albert Hall

Background imageJul19 Collection: Police removing suffragettes chained to railings 1908

Police removing suffragettes chained to railings 1908
Police officers removing Edith New and Olivia Smith from the railings of 10. Downing Street. The image is interestingly captioned

Background imageJul19 Collection: Mrs Davies, the lady sharpshooter 1900

Mrs Davies, the lady sharpshooter 1900
Female rifleman, Mrs Davies, in a trench during the seige of Mafeking (now Mahikeng) in the Boer war. The image was published two days after the end of the seige

Background imageJul19 Collection: British soldiers marching to be taken to France, Sept 1939

British soldiers marching to be taken to France, Sept 1939
A contingent of British soldiers marching before they are taken abroad for deployment in France. The Sphere reports that the first British troops had arrived in France but had not yet gone into

Background imageJul19 Collection: Young boy alone on a playground swing 1939

Young boy alone on a playground swing 1939
Photograph showing a young boy on a swing in Geraldine May Harmsworth Park. The park is empty following the evacuation of thousands of children in the first few weeks following the outbreak of war

Background imageJul19 Collection: Cinematographer adjusts his camera, September 1939

Cinematographer adjusts his camera, September 1939
A cinematographer is shown adjusting his camera as cinemas play an increasingly important role in keeping the country informed of war news in September 1939. Date: 1939

Background imageJul19 Collection: Bomb crater in Warsaw street, September 1939

Bomb crater in Warsaw street, September 1939
Large bomb crater in a Warsaw street next to a house that appears structurally intact, despite losing its windows in the blast which came as a result of German siege

Background imageJul19 Collection: Chez Fysher cabaret - Nielsen Fysher and Madame Stroeva

Chez Fysher cabaret - Nielsen Fysher and Madame Stroeva
The Chez Fysher show at Oddeninos restaurant in London, 1924 featuring as its star attraction, Madame Dora Stroeva who sang Russian songs before nightly audiences of most of the theatrical stars of

Background imageJul19 Collection: Worlds First Woman Ambassador, Alexandra Kolontay

Worlds First Woman Ambassador, Alexandra Kolontay
Alexandra Kolontay (or Kollontai), (1872 - 1952), Marxist revolutionary, first as a member of the Mensheviks, then from 1915 on as a Bolshevik (later Communist)

Background imageJul19 Collection: Bantham, Devon - The Quay

Bantham, Devon - The Quay. Date: 1910s

Background imageJul19 Collection: A torpedo fired from HMS Afridi - British Destroyer

A torpedo fired from HMS Afridi - British Destroyer
A torpedo fired from HMS Afridi - Britains Biggest Destroyer (at this time). Date: circa 1939

Background imageJul19 Collection: Stage Actress Miss Dora Langham

Stage Actress Miss Dora Langham. Date: circa 1908

Background imageJul19 Collection: Lady Alexandra Haig at Schiaparelli s

Lady Alexandra Haig at Schiaparelli s
Lady Alexandra Haig in Schiaparellis London salon, viewing the latest models in new frocks. She is wearing a fur turban and muff. Date: 1938

Background imageJul19 Collection: Sailing of the Hudsons Bay Company ships from Gravesend

Sailing of the Hudsons Bay Company ships from Gravesend
Article and engraving from The Illustrated London News reporting on the Hudsons Bay Company. Date: 1845

Background imageJul19 Collection: Belfast, 1912, showing the football ground & Ulster Hall

Belfast, 1912, showing the football ground & Ulster Hall
Overhead drawing of Belfast, showing the football ground and the position of Ulster Hall. Illustration accompanied a feature in The Sphere reporting on Winston Churchills visit to Belfast in 1912

Background imageJul19 Collection: The Prince of Wales at Biarritz

The Prince of Wales at Biarritz
The Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII, Duke of Windsor), travelling as the Earl of Chester, pictured in Biarritz in April 1926

Background imageJul19 Collection: Scenes in a Chocolate Factory by Steven Spurrier

Scenes in a Chocolate Factory by Steven Spurrier
Chocolate in the making at J. S. Fry and Sons, Bristol. Top picture shows melangeurs grinding cocoa beans and sugar. In the middle, women workers mould chocolate cakes and bars

Background imageJul19 Collection: Phyllis Court, Henley by G. H. Davis 1926

Phyllis Court, Henley by G. H. Davis 1926
Detailed diagrammatic illustration by G. H. Davis in The Illustrated London News of Phyllis Court, a so-called riverside country club at Henley, showing extensions and improvements made in 1926

Background imageJul19 Collection: Harold Macmillan elected M. P. for Stockton

Harold Macmillan elected M. P. for Stockton
Harold Macmillan (1894-1986), publisher, Conservative politician and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, appearing in The Illustrated London News in November 1924 after his election as M.P

Background imageJul19 Collection: Lady Diana Maud Nina Somerset, younger daughter of Henry Somerset

Lady Diana Maud Nina Somerset, younger daughter of Henry Somerset, 9th Duke of Somerset and his wife Louise Harford, better known as the Duke and Duchess of Beaufort



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