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Kidnap Collection

Background imageKidnap Collection: Turkish atrocities in Bulgaria - 25th Anniversary card

Turkish atrocities in Bulgaria - 25th Anniversary card
Turkish atrocities during the April Uprising in Bulgaria - 25th Anniversary card (published 1901). The inset pictures shows Todor Kableshkov (1851-1876)

Background imageKidnap Collection: Militiades, Themistocles and Pyrrhus I

Militiades, Themistocles and Pyrrhus I
Busts and gems of Athenian politicians Miltiades the Younger 1, 2, Themistocles 3, 4, and King Pyrrhus I 5. Milziade, Temistocle, &c

Background imageKidnap Collection: Chimpanzee kidnapping an Angolan girl

Chimpanzee kidnapping an Angolan girl
Chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes, carrying off an Angolan girl, as a man with bow and arrow tries to save her. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by J

Background imageKidnap Collection: Plate from Nevers, France

Plate from Nevers, France, decorated with a mythological scene of centaurs kidnapping a woman from a banquet. Hand-finished chromolithograph from Ris Paquots General History of Ancient French

Background imageKidnap Collection: Hylas kidnapped by the Mysian Naiads

Hylas kidnapped by the Mysian Naiads (Euneica, Malis and Nycheia), who dwelled in the spring of Pegae near lake Askanios. Copperplate engraving by Tommaso Piroli from his Antiquities of Herculaneum

Background imageKidnap Collection: Columbus is received by Ferdinand and Isabella

Columbus is received by Ferdinand and Isabella
Christopher Columbus is solemnly received by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain under a canopy outside. Columbus stands before Isabella with several captive native people kneeling before him

Background imageKidnap Collection: Columbus with Ferdinand and Isabella on his return

Columbus with Ferdinand and Isabella on his return
Columbus stands before Ferdinand and Isabella and the royal court at Barcelona, having brought back weapons, valuable cloth and jewellery, and several captured native people. Date: 1493

Background imageKidnap Collection: The Kidnap of American missionary Ellen Maria Stone

The Kidnap of American missionary Ellen Maria Stone
Miss Ellen Maria Stone, a Congregationalist missionary and her pregnant fellow missionary friend Katerina StefanovaTsilka are kidnapped on 3rd September 1901 in the Ottoman Balkans by an Internal

Background imageKidnap Collection: Centaur kidnapping a young woman. Battle of the Lapiths

Centaur kidnapping a young woman. Battle of the Lapiths and the Centaurs. Decoration of the Temple of Zeus in the Sanctuary of Olympia. 5th century B.C. Parian marble. West pediment

Background imageKidnap Collection: Lewis Thornton Powell aka Lewis Payne

Lewis Thornton Powell aka Lewis Payne
Lewis Payne was implicated in the plot to kidnap President Abraham Lincoln in 1865. The group also included John Wilkes Booth, David Herold, Samuel Bland Arnold, Michael O Laughlen and John Surratt

Background imageKidnap Collection: The Kidnapping of June Robles

The Kidnapping of June Robles
The happy ending of a shocking United States kidnapping case: six-year-old June Robles (second from right), of Tucson, Arizona

Background imageKidnap Collection: The Terror by Edgar Wallace

The Terror by Edgar Wallace
Promotional postcard for The Terror by Edgar Wallace. First produced Winter Garden, New Brighton, 21st February, and Lyceum, 11th May 1927

Background imageKidnap Collection: Mid Pleasures and Palaces by C Watson Mill

Mid Pleasures and Palaces by C Watson Mill
Image from a promotional letterhead for Mid Pleasures and Palaces by C. Watson Mill. First produced at the Grand Theatre, Mansfield, 23rd September 1912

Background imageKidnap Collection: An orang utan (Pongo pygmaeus) kidnapping a young girl

An orang utan (Pongo pygmaeus) kidnapping a young girl.. Handcolored copperplate engraving from Ebenezer Siblys Universal System of Natural History, 1794

Background imageKidnap Collection: Hawthorn flower fairy and children, Crataegus laevigata

Hawthorn flower fairy and children, Crataegus laevigata.. Handcolored steel engraving by C. Geoffrois after an illustration by Jean Ignace Isidore Grandville from Les Fleurs Animees, Flower Fairies

Background imageKidnap Collection: Map of Europe of Frederick de Wit (Amsterdam

Map of Europe of Frederick de Wit (Amsterdam, 17th c.). Engraving

Background imageKidnap Collection: A charm against Fairies by M. Reed

A charm against Fairies by M. Reed
A rather alarming illustration (at least to any new parents) depicting a baby being spirited away by fairies who leave a wizened changeling of their race in its place while its mother sleeps

Background imageKidnap Collection: Samuel Bland Arnold

Samuel Bland Arnold was implicated in the plot to kidnap President Abraham Lincoln in 1865. The group also included John Wilkes Booth, David Herold, Lewis Powell, Michael O Laughlen and John Surratt

Background imageKidnap Collection: Abduction of Colonel Synge

Abduction of Colonel Synge
The abduction of Colonel Synge by robbers in Greece. 1880

Background imageKidnap Collection: Battle between police and kidnappers

Battle between police and kidnappers
Two foreigners, Jules Paty Louis and Regis Pral were kidnapped in Artizo. The kidnapping of Regis Pral, the son of a very rich industrialist from Valence

Background imageKidnap Collection: John H. Surratt

John H. Surratt
John Surratt was accused of being implicated in the attempted kidnap of President Abraham Lincoln, and in the assassination. Date: 1844-1916

Background imageKidnap Collection: Lindbergh kidnapping 1932

Lindbergh kidnapping 1932
Aerial view of the Lindbergh Estate at Hopewell, New Jersey showing the line of cars and visitors curious about the kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh Jr. that happened on the 1st May

Background imageKidnap Collection: Mars, Soldiers Pillage

Mars, Soldiers Pillage
Mars, the God of war passes over as soldiers steal cattle burn homes and attempt to kidnap woman. Her husband defends her and children with spade

Background imageKidnap Collection: Crime / Kidnap / Child / 1901

Crime / Kidnap / Child / 1901
14 year old errand boy, Jean Meyer, is kidnapped by Italian emigrants in peasant garb & taken to London


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