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Kite Collection

Background imageKite Collection: Red kite, Milvus milvus

Red kite, Milvus milvus. Handcoloured engraving by Fournier after an illustration by Edouard Travies from Charles d Orbignys Dictionnaire Universel d Histoire Naturelle (Dictionary of Natural History)

Background imageKite Collection: Dropping from a Kite Balloon 1917

Dropping from a Kite Balloon 1917
A British observer drops from the car of a kite balloon, attached to the parachute which is hanging over the side of the basket. His colleague has already jumped and is on his way to the ground

Background imageKite Collection: Swallow-Tailed Kite

Swallow-Tailed Kite
AMERICAN SWALLOW-TAILED KITE (Elaboides furcatus)

Background imageKite Collection: Amy Johnson helping to tow a Kirby Kite sailplane c 1938

Amy Johnson helping to tow a Kirby Kite sailplane c 1938
Amy Johnson helping to tow a Kirby Kite sailplane. circa 1938. The driver is Ann Edmonds who later became Ann Welch. Date: 1938

Background imageKite Collection: The Scout magazine front cover, Special Summer Camping Numbe

The Scout magazine front cover, Special Summer Camping Numbe
Front cover of The Scout magazine, " the only weekly official organ of the Boy Scouts" featuring a happy boy scout flying a kite while all his fellow scouts carry out the manly tasks of

Background imageKite Collection: Cody Kite Recovered

Cody Kite Recovered
The Royal Navy recover one of Codys military kites from Portsmouth Harbour. Date: 1903

Background imageKite Collection: Aerial photograph of ruined suburbs, Arras, France, WW1

Aerial photograph of ruined suburbs, Arras, France, WW1
Aerial photograph (Canadian) of the ruined suburbs of Arras in northern France, taken from a kite balloon during the First World War. Date: November 1917

Background imageKite Collection: The man in the Moon

The man in the Moon
A boy, retrieving his kite from the branches of a tree, finds himself confronted by the Man in the Moon

Background imageKite Collection: Little Boy with a Kite

Little Boy with a Kite
A young boy experiences the joy of making his kite fly

Background imageKite Collection: King swallowtail and Jamaican kite butterfly (endangered)

King swallowtail and Jamaican kite butterfly (endangered)
King swallowtail butterfly, Papilio thoas 1, 2, and Jamaican kite swallowtail, Protographium marcellinus (endangered) 3, 4. Handcoloured lithograph from John O

Background imageKite Collection: Poster, Samuel Cody, A Patriotic Lecture, London

Poster, Samuel Cody, A Patriotic Lecture, London
EARLY AVIATION PIONEERS - THE SAMUEL CODY ARCHIVE: Rare promotional poster ?What the Nation Should Do To Be First in Aviation? by Colonel S. F

Background imageKite Collection: Poster, Samuel Cody, bust image with War Kite

Poster, Samuel Cody, bust image with War Kite
EARLY AVIATION PIONEERS - THE SAMUEL CODY ARCHIVE: S. F. Cody?s Famous War Kite. Chromolithograph poster with handsome lifesize bust image of Cody dressed in a crisp, white military uniform

Background imageKite Collection: Promotional material, The Cody War Kite

Promotional material, The Cody War Kite
EARLY AVIATION PIONEERS - THE SAMUEL CODY ARCHIVE: Rare original promotional material for the Cody War Kite. 10ins. 12ins. Date: early 20th century

Background imageKite Collection: Promotional material, Cody War Kite and Cody Flyer

Promotional material, Cody War Kite and Cody Flyer
EARLY AVIATION PIONEERS - THE SAMUEL CODY ARCHIVE: Rare original promotional brochure for the Cody War Kite. 10ins. 12ins

Background imageKite Collection: Samuel Cody flying in power kite, Samuel Cody Archive

Samuel Cody flying in power kite, Samuel Cody Archive
EARLY AVIATION PIONEERS - THE SAMUEL CODY ARCHIVE: Period photograph of Samuel Cody flying in the British Army power kite around the time of his first flight on January 2nd 1908. 10ins. 8ins

Background imageKite Collection: Stealing wool to Fly a Kite, Henry cartoon

Stealing wool to Fly a Kite, Henry cartoon by Carl Anderson Date: 1936

Background imageKite Collection: Children with a kite

Children with a kite - Silhouette depicting children with a kite. From The Book of Games published by Ward Lock. Date: 1920

Background imageKite Collection: The Southern Aviary at London Zoo

The Southern Aviary at London Zoo
The Southern Aviary (White Stork, Gannet, Manderin Drake, Brown Pelicans, Black-winged Kite, Egyptian Kite, Goliath Heron, Comorants) at London Zoo by Charles Howard

Background imageKite Collection: Turbot, peacock flounder, and kite

Turbot, peacock flounder, and kite
Turbot, Scophthalmus maximus 7, peacock flounder, Bothus lunatus 8, and kite, Scophthalmus rhombus, upper side 9, under side 10

Background imageKite Collection: Boy adjusting the string to a kite, 18th century

Boy adjusting the string to a kite, 18th century. Lithograph from Henry Rene Allemagnes Sports and Games of Skill (Sports et Jeux d Adresse), Librairie Hachette, Paris, 1903

Background imageKite Collection: Children flying a kite and playing with a hoop, 18th century

Children flying a kite and playing with a hoop, 18th century
Children flying a kite, rolling hoops, and playing at shepherd and shepherdess, 18th century. Handcoloured lithograph from Henry Rene Allemagnes Sports and Games of Skill (Sports et Jeux d Adresse)

Background imageKite Collection: Brill or kite fish, Scophthalmus rhombus

Brill or kite fish, Scophthalmus rhombus (Pleuronectes rhombus). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by James Sowerby from The British Miscellany, or Coloured figures of new, rare

Background imageKite Collection: Coconut palm tree, jackal, snakes and birds of India

Coconut palm tree, jackal, snakes and birds of India
Coconut palm tree, jackal, adjutant stork, vulture, cobra, kite, and centipede of India. Handcoloured copperplate drawn and engraved by Andrea Bernieri after Francois Solvyns from Giulio Ferrarios

Background imageKite Collection: Orange kite swallowtail, Pierella nereis

Orange kite swallowtail, Pierella nereis
Orange kite swallowtail, Protographium thyastes 1, Pierella nereis, male, upper side 2, under side 3, and swallowtail butterfly, Protographium asius 4. Handcoloured lithograph from John O

Background imageKite Collection: Chinese seller of paper kites, Qing Dynasty

Chinese seller of paper kites, Qing Dynasty. Kites in the shape of winged men, birds, snakes and a great bell. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by William Milton after Antoine Cardon

Background imageKite Collection: Dickens scrap - Mr Dick and Betsy Trotwood

Dickens scrap - Mr Dick and Betsy Trotwood
Charles Dickens scrap - Mr Dick and Betsy Trotwood in the novel David Copperfield, Chapter 35. 19th century

Background imageKite Collection: Guglielmo Marconi with his Assistants Kemp and Paget, behind is the experiments kite

Guglielmo Marconi with his Assistants Kemp and Paget, behind is the experiments kite. Date: 12th December 1901

Background imageKite Collection: Sedan in a Park Date: 1950

Sedan in a Park Date: 1950

Background imageKite Collection: KITE FLYING C1860

KITE FLYING C1860
Two boys carry their kites towards a windmill on a hill, where kites can be seen flying. Date: circa 1860

Background imageKite Collection: Boy, Girl and a Kite

Boy, Girl and a Kite
Image of a boy and girl with a kite. With birthday wishes. Artist: Frances Brundage. Date: circa 1908

Background imageKite Collection: Flying a Chinese kite on the banks of the River Mersey

Flying a Chinese kite on the banks of the River Mersey near Liverpool. The Times Date: 1987

Background imageKite Collection: Boy with kite, Stoke

Boy with kite, Stoke
A small boy runs across a playing field flying his stunt kite in Stoke-on-Trent. Behind are old industrial units Date: 1987

Background imageKite Collection: Young boy flying a kite

Young boy flying a kite
A young boy in a yellow check shirt with shoulder patches flies a kite on a reel of twine whilst kneeling at the base of a low hill amongst the mushrooms below his cottage home

Background imageKite Collection: Boy flying a kite on a greetings card

Boy flying a kite on a greetings card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageKite Collection: Children - March. Spring, scarf and kite

Children - March. Spring, scarf and kite - Seasons series (one of 12) by Flora White

Background imageKite Collection: Cats on a roof, Les Images en Musique

Cats on a roof, Les Images en Musique
Cats having fun on a roof, illustration in Les Images en Musique, with illustrations by Benjamin Rabier and easy pieces for piano by Jane Vieu. Date: 1908

Background imageKite Collection: Cody kite at the 1951 Royal Aeronautical Society Garden ?

Cody kite at the 1951 Royal Aeronautical Society Garden ?
Cody kite at the 1951 Royal Aeronautical Society Garden Party at White Waltham Aerodrome on 6 May

Background imageKite Collection: A boy flying a kite

A boy flying a kite. Print shows a man, hovering over nearby trees, apparently impaled on a string attached to a flying kite. Date between 1830 and 1870

Background imageKite Collection: HMS Onslow, British destroyer, WW1

HMS Onslow, British destroyer, WW1
HMS Onslow, British M-class destroyer, launched 1916, served during the latter part of the First World War, including the Battle of Jutland, decommissioned 1921

Background imageKite Collection: 1970S Boys Kite Flying

1970S Boys Kite Flying
Three boys run to keep their kites in the air, the effort showing on their faces. Date: circa 1970 s

Background imageKite Collection: S. F. Cody and War Kite

S. F. Cody and War Kite
Samuel Franklin Cody, British- American aviator and inventor of the famous war kite, an early type of aeroplane and communication device

Background imageKite Collection: Surrey Theatre, Great Surrey Street, London

Surrey Theatre, Great Surrey Street, London
The Surrey Theatre (formerly The Royal Circus), Great Surrey Street, London, with a map below. 1814

Background imageKite Collection: WW2 radio set from a captured Heinkel III plane

WW2 radio set from a captured Heinkel III plane
A man examines a radio set from a captured Heinkel III aircraft. It can be used either with kite or rod aerial, and flashes an automatic S.O.S on certain wavelengths. Date: 1940

Background imageKite Collection: Music cover, The Rowing Club

Music cover, The Rowing Club, Sports & Pastimes of the British Isles by Ralph Alard. 1911

Background imageKite Collection: Street Arabs, & Country

Street Arabs, & Country
The life of children growing up in the country, flying their kite in sunlit meadows, contrasted with town waifs, living as best they can with no home to go to. Date: 1896

Background imageKite Collection: Air-Sea Kite Device

Air-Sea Kite Device
A combination of raft and kite, this device should be able to take you anywhere so long as theres a wind and that its blowing in the direction you want to go. Date: circa 1890

Background imageKite Collection: Maillots Kite

Maillots Kite
French experimenter Maillot demonstrates that a kite can be made which will lift a man off the ground. Date: 1886

Background imageKite Collection: Codys Kite at Contest

Codys Kite at Contest
At the First International Kite Competition, on the South Downs near Worthing, sussex : Codys kite enjoys police protection and the attention of a gent in a top hat. Date: 25 June 1903



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