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Background imageLargest Collection: Warship Hms Hood

Warship Hms Hood
HMS Hood, completed in 1920, was the worlds largest warship for more than two decades. She was finally sunk by the Bismarck in 1941 at the Battle of Denmark Strait

Background imageLargest Collection: Albrecht Durers Rhinoceros

Albrecht Durers Rhinoceros
An Indian rhinoceros, is the largest of the Asian species, as depicted by Albrecht Durer. It has a thick, dark grey hide, which folds like armour

Background imageLargest Collection: RMS Mauretania

RMS Mauretania - Passenger liner of the Cunard White Star line, she held the Blue Riband for 21 years; she was withdrawn from service and broken up in 1935. Date: circa 1907

Background imageLargest Collection: Loch Ness Monster

Loch Ness Monster
Fishermen on Loch Ness are surprised by the creature - as well they might be, for this is the largest depiction of the monster known to us

Background imageLargest Collection: White Star Line Poster

White Star Line Poster advertising travel on the worlds largest liner between Southampton and New York

Background imageLargest Collection: QUEEN MARY

QUEEN MARY
Cunard White Star liner - at the time, both the largest and the fastest ship of her kind in the world, with accommodation for 5000 passengers. Date: launched 26 Sept. 1934

Background imageLargest Collection: LUSITANIA

LUSITANIA
At the time of her launch in 1907, she was the largest vessel in the world : her sinking by a U-boat in 1915 continues to inspire conspiracy theories

Background imageLargest Collection: Largest Gasometer in the World - East Greenwich, London

Largest Gasometer in the World - East Greenwich, London - built in 1888. Situated on the Greenwich peninsula, close to the site of the O2 Arena

Background imageLargest Collection: Poster - White Star Line liners RMS Titanic and RMS Olympic

Poster - White Star Line liners RMS Titanic and RMS Olympic
Poster for the White Star Line luxury liners RMS Titanic (which tragically sank after striking an iceberg on her maiden voyage on April 15, 1912) and RMS Olympic. Date: circa 1912

Background imageLargest Collection: Connel Ferry Bridge

Connel Ferry Bridge
The Connel Ferry Bridge, the worlds 2nd largest steel cantilever bridge, Argyllshire, Scotland, opened in 1903. The Ballachulish railway line closed in 1966

Background imageLargest Collection: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Sheffield United, F. A. Cup Final, 1901

Tottenham Hotspur vs. Sheffield United, F. A. Cup Final, 1901
Photograph of the 1901 F.A. Cup Final between Tottenham Hotspur and Sheffield United held at Bolton. The Cup was won by Tottenham

Background imageLargest Collection: Poster for the RMS Majestic

Poster for the RMS Majestic
Poster for visits to the RMS Majestic, the worlds largest liner in the worlds largest dock, the King George V graving dock in Southampton

Background imageLargest Collection: A Flood at Staines

A Flood at Staines
Flood water from the river Thames at Staines in Surrey, threatens the premises of Ws Biffen Boat Builder and the gasometer, one of the largest in the world

Background imageLargest Collection: Railway crossing at Newcastle-on-Tyne

Railway crossing at Newcastle-on-Tyne
View of the railway crossing at Newcastle-on-Tyne -- claimed to be the largest crossing in the world. Date: circa early 20th century

Background imageLargest 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 imageLargest Collection: Poster, Imperial Airways

Poster, Imperial Airways -- Travel in perfect comfort by the largest Air Liners in the World. circa 1930s

Background imageLargest Collection: Imperial Airways Poster, Travel Luxuriously

Imperial Airways Poster, Travel Luxuriously in the Worlds largest air liners, serving Europe, Africa, India and the Far East. Showing two pilots in the cockpit of a Heracles, and passengers boarding

Background imageLargest Collection: Worlds Largest Living Christmas Tree - Wilmington

Worlds Largest Living Christmas Tree - Wilmington
Worlds Largest Living Christmas Tree - Hilton Park, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA. A three hundred year old Live Oak tree lighted with 4000 bulbs - a popular toursit attraction in Wilmington

Background imageLargest Collection: HOOVER DAM

HOOVER DAM
At the time of its construction, the Boulder Dam (subsequently renamed the Hoover Dam) on the Colorado River, is the worlds largest

Background imageLargest Collection: Billingsgate Market / R&p

Billingsgate Market / R&p
BILLINGSGATE FISH MARKET A busy day at the largest fish market in the East End of London

Background imageLargest Collection: Titanic Postcard

Titanic Postcard
Passenger liner of the Cunard White Star line, she is the largest and most luxurious ship afloat : thanks to her well-designed interior, she is considered unsinkable

Background imageLargest Collection: Paddle Steamer Leith 1837

Paddle Steamer Leith 1837
The paddle steamer Leith arriving at Grantham Pier, Edinburgh. Built by R.Menzies & Sons for the General Steam Navigation Co 1837 and used by GSNC for coastal service between Leith and London

Background imageLargest Collection: Lovell Telescope

Lovell Telescope
The brainchild of Sir Bernard Lovell, the Lovell Radio Telescope was for many years the largest in the world and dominates the Cheshire countryside for miles around. Date: 1960s

Background imageLargest Collection: Henri Grace a Dieu

Henri Grace a Dieu
Deptford-built warship in the carrack style : she is the largest warship of her day, with golden sails - square on fore and main masts, lateen on the two mizzen masts

Background imageLargest Collection: Sydney Bridge Construct

Sydney Bridge Construct
The Sydnet Harbour bridge nearing completion : at the time of its opening, it is the largest suspension bridge in the world

Background imageLargest Collection: Largest Wireless Valve

Largest Wireless Valve
The worlds largest wireless valve, being made in a factory in Germany

Background imageLargest Collection: Bristol Brabazon

Bristol Brabazon
Designed to fly non-stop London-NY, the Bristol 167 is the largest civil aircraft in the air - wingspan 70m, length 54m. It fails for economic not technical reasons

Background imageLargest Collection: Queen Elizabeth Liner

Queen Elizabeth Liner
The Queen Elizabeth, the largest of the P. & O. Liners, seen here in the Solent, off the Isle of Wight, England

Background imageLargest Collection: Empire State Building

Empire State Building
Construction began on March 17th 1930 and the building rose to be the worlds largest office building of the time. Here, office space is being advertised

Background imageLargest Collection: Largest horse in the world

Largest horse in the world
This horse, a Belgian stallion called Brooklyn Supreme was at one time the worlds largest horse, 19.2 hands high and 3, 200 pounds in weight. Date: 1930s

Background imageLargest Collection: Jamaica - Panorama of Mandeville

Jamaica - Panorama of Mandeville
Slide showing a photograph over looking the city of Mandeville. Mandeville is the capital and largest town in the parish of Manchester in the county of Middlesex, Jamaica.. Part of Box 108

Background imageLargest Collection: R. M.s Baltic

R. M.s Baltic
R.M.S Baltic - the second ship of that name belonging to the White Star Line. The largest ship in the world until 1905. In April 1912

Background imageLargest Collection: Inside the Dome of Discovery, Festival of Britain, London

Inside the Dome of Discovery, Festival of Britain, London
General view inside the Dome of Discovery, part of the Festival of Britain site on the South Bank, London. This part of the exhibition covered Britains conquest of the physical world through

Background imageLargest Collection: Largest ear of corn grown in Canada

Largest ear of corn grown in Canada
Humorous card depicting the Largest ear of corn grown in Canada !! 1910

Background imageLargest Collection: Crop Circle Alton Barnes

Crop Circle Alton Barnes
Alton Barnes, Wiltshire : a small girl runs across the largest circle in the formation, demonstrating its huge size

Background imageLargest Collection: Aveling and Porter Steam Roller UR1881

Aveling and Porter Steam Roller UR1881, built ca 1929, at Ferndown in Dorset. (Aveling and Porter was a British agricultural engine and steamroller (road roller) manufacturer

Background imageLargest Collection: Nottingham Town Hall

Nottingham Town Hall
The Council House, made of Portland stone, was the largest stone building to be built in Britain since World War One and was opened by the Prince of Wales on 22 May 1929 Date: 1950s

Background imageLargest Collection: World Record Broadbill Swordfish Catalina Island, California

World Record Broadbill Swordfish Catalina Island, California
World Record Broadbill Swordfish - Catalina Island, California, USA. Weighting a whopping 571lb (before the addition of a small child!). Date: 1930s

Background imageLargest Collection: Delivering Flour to the Queen Mary

Delivering Flour to the Queen Mary
Josph Rank Ltd. Millers - delivering Flour to the RMS Queen Mary, then Britains largest ship. She sailed primarily in the North Atlantic Ocean from 1936 to 1967 for the Cunard Line. Date: 1936

Background imageLargest Collection: RMS Empress of Britain, ocean liner

RMS Empress of Britain, ocean liner
The RMS (Royal Mail Ship) Empress of Britain, an ocean liner built between 1928 and 1931, owned by the Canadian Pacific Steamship Company

Background imageLargest Collection: Croydon Aerodrome

Croydon Aerodrome is Britains largest and most prestigious airport, with regular flights to the European Continent. Note the wind-sock which tells pilots the prevailing wind

Background imageLargest Collection: Largest purple spring crocus, Crocus vernus

Largest purple spring crocus, Crocus vernus var. obovatus. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Weddell for Samuel Curtis continuation of William Curtis Botanical Magazine, London, 1821

Background imageLargest Collection: Syracuse, Italy - The Greek Theatre

Syracuse, Italy - The Greek Theatre
Syracuse, Italy (Siracusa) - The Greek Theatre with the cty in the distance. The cavea (seating area) is one of the largest ever built by the ancient Greeks: it has 67 rows

Background imageLargest Collection: Victoria Park, London

Victoria Park, London
A charming view of the boating lake at Victoria Park, London, the largest open space in Londons East End. Date: 1950s

Background imageLargest Collection: The Barnum & Bailey greatest show on Earth, the worlds larg

The Barnum & Bailey greatest show on Earth, the worlds largest, grandest, best amusement institution. Date c1899. The Barnum & Bailey greatest show on Earth, the worlds largest, grandest

Background imageLargest Collection: Hippos in Kruger National Park, South Africa

Hippos in Kruger National Park, South Africa
A group of hippos in Tshokwane, Kruger National Park, South Africa. The Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa, and contains around 3000 hippos, as well as many other wild animals

Background imageLargest Collection: Constantinople - Princes Islands

Constantinople - Princes Islands - Buyukada - the largest of the nine islands (a place of exile for the Byzantine Empresses) set within a border of seashells

Background imageLargest Collection: Launch of the Titanic

Launch of the Titanic
Launch of the ill fated Titanic -- at the time the largest vessel in the world



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