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Laurel Collection

Background imageLaurel Collection: British National Anthem - Rule Britannia

British National Anthem - Rule Britannia - a British patriotic song, originating from the poem " Rule, Britannia" by James Thomson and set to music by Thomas Arne in 1740. Date: 1905

Background imageLaurel Collection: Daphne Becomes a Tree

Daphne Becomes a Tree

Background imageLaurel Collection: Plants bearing fruits and seeds

Plants bearing fruits and seeds
Plants bearing berries and seeds including guava, membrillo, brazil nut, mistletoe, spotted laurel, cannonball tree, cactus, eucalyptus, myrtle, clove, caraway, coriander, hemlock, cumin, etc

Background imageLaurel Collection: Daphne or mezereon, Daphne mezereum

Daphne or mezereon, Daphne mezereum. Handcoloured stipple engraving by Troll after an illustration by Pierre-Joseph Redoute from Henri Louis Duhamel du Monceaus Traite des Arbres et Arbustes, Paris

Background imageLaurel Collection: Edna Marion and Stan Laurel in Flying Elephants

Edna Marion and Stan Laurel in Flying Elephants
Edna Marion and Stan Laurel in a scene from Flying Elephants a two-reel silent film from 1928 directed by Frank Butler and produced by Hal Roach

Background imageLaurel Collection: The Laurel Inn, Robin Hoods Bay, Yorkshire

The Laurel Inn, Robin Hoods Bay, Yorkshire
The Laurel Inn, Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby, Yorkshire, England. Date: 1900s

Background imageLaurel Collection: Cover design, Exposition de Locomotion Aerienne

Cover design, Exposition de Locomotion Aerienne
Cover design, official catalogue of the 7th Exposition International de Locomotion Aerienne, Grand Palais, Champs Elysees, Paris, 12-27 November 1921

Background imageLaurel Collection: Marcus Porcius Cato, Roman statesman

Marcus Porcius Cato, Roman statesman
MARCUS PORCIUS CATO (234-149 BC), Roman statesman, known as Censorius (the Censor), Sapiens (the Wise), Priscus (the Ancient), or Maior (the Elder)

Background imageLaurel Collection: Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France and his family

Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France and his family
Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France (1769-1821), pictured with his two wives, Empress Josephine (de Beauharnais) (1763-1814) and Empress Marie-Louise (of Austria) (1791-1847)

Background imageLaurel Collection: Titus Lucretius Carus

Titus Lucretius Carus
TITUS LUCRETIUS CARUS Roman poet and philosopher

Background imageLaurel Collection: Daphne Flees Apollo

Daphne Flees Apollo
She is beloved by Apollo, but has vowed to remain a virgin, so she flees him and when he nearly catches her, changes into a bay or laurel tree : her leaves become a symbol

Background imageLaurel Collection: Tarot Card 21 - Le Monde (The World)

Tarot Card 21 - Le Monde (The World). Date: 20th century

Background imageLaurel Collection: Northern comedians

Northern comedians - including Stan Laurel, Eric Morecambe, Ken Dodd, Charlie Williams, Lary Grayon, Peter Kaye, George Formby, Les Dawson, Bernard Manning

Background imageLaurel Collection: Cap badge, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

Cap badge, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Brass cap badge (the Kings Crown Shield) of REME, the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Oval in shape, with a crown at the top, a pair of compasses at the centre

Background imageLaurel Collection: Friedrich Von Hayek

Friedrich Von Hayek
FRIEDRICH VON HAYEK Austrian economist Margaret Thatcher places a laurel wreath on his head

Background imageLaurel Collection: Napoleon - The Great Victor

Napoleon - The Great Victor - made up of personifications of Victory, each holding a laurel wreath. Date: 1910s

Background imageLaurel Collection: Alaric II - KIng of the Visigoths - Spain

Alaric II - KIng of the Visigoths - Spain
Alaric II (484-507) - The Eighth KIng of the Visigoths in Spain. Fought Clovis in the Battle of Vouille (near Poitiers) and was defeated

Background imageLaurel Collection: Photograph of Laurel Tree PH, Camden Town, London

Photograph of Laurel Tree PH, Camden Town, London. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Corner on view of the pub

Background imageLaurel Collection: Woman in a ball gown with mask, 1788

Woman in a ball gown with mask, 1788
Woman in a ball gown, with chapeau topped with a pouf decorated with ribbons and laurel leaves, fichu, corset in English taffeta, and blue taffeta petticoat

Background imageLaurel Collection: Battle of Spottsylvania--Engagements at Laurel Hill & NY Riv

Battle of Spottsylvania--Engagements at Laurel Hill & NY River, Va.... May 8 to 18, 1864. Date c1888. Battle of Spottsylvania--Engagements at Laurel Hill & NY River, Va.... May 8 to 18, 1864

Background imageLaurel Collection: Empedocles of Akragas, Greek philosopher

Empedocles of Akragas, Greek philosopher
Empedocles of Akragas (fl. 444-443 BC), Ancient Greek pre-Socratic philosopher, doctor, statesman and priest, best known for originating the cosmogonic theory of the four classical elements

Background imageLaurel Collection: Sketch cover, Laurel & Hardy visit the UK

Sketch cover, Laurel & Hardy visit the UK
Legendary comedy double act, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy pictured in a train carriage on a visit to the UK in 1932 in which they appeared at the Empire in London and toured the North of England

Background imageLaurel Collection: Bay laurel or sweet bay tree, Laurus nobilis

Bay laurel or sweet bay tree, Laurus nobilis. Chromolithograph by E. Gunther after a botanical illustration from Hermann Adolph Koehlers Medicinal Plants, edited by Gustav Pabst, Koehler, Germany

Background imageLaurel Collection: Roman crowns and wreaths

Roman crowns and wreaths
Crowns of the ancients: radial crowns 1, 2, laurel wreaths 3, 4, civic crown 5, Obsidionalis (for generals who delivered a town under siege) 6

Background imageLaurel Collection: LFB certificate of commendation, Fireman A J Coleman

LFB certificate of commendation, Fireman A J Coleman, who rescued three people at a fire at Archer Street, Notting Hill, West London, on 16 August 1921, signed by Arthur R Dyer, Chief Officer

Background imageLaurel Collection: Crowds gather round Nelsons column in Trafalgar Square to celebrate the victory of

Crowds gather round Nelsons column in Trafalgar Square to celebrate the victory of French and Spanish fleets at the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805. Date: 21 October 1890s

Background imageLaurel Collection: Laurel and Hardy Babes in Toyland cinema projection

Laurel and Hardy Babes in Toyland cinema projection slide 1934

Background imageLaurel Collection: Laurel and Hardy Babes in Toyland movie advertisement

Laurel and Hardy Babes in Toyland movie advertisement

Background imageLaurel Collection: White Star Line, Stonier OSNC lozenge dish

White Star Line, Stonier OSNC lozenge dish
White Star Line, unusual Stonier and Company Oceanic Steam Navigation Company lozenge dish decorated with green laurel leaves and a gilt rim band. 9ins

Background imageLaurel Collection: Gaius Julius Caesar - Roman politician, general and writer

Gaius Julius Caesar - Roman politician, general and writer
Gaius Julius Caesar (100 BC - 44 BC). Roman politician, general and writer. In 60 BC he established a triumvirate with Pompey and Crassus. Conquered Gaul

Background imageLaurel Collection: White Star Line, Stonier OSNC sugar bowl

White Star Line, Stonier OSNC sugar bowl
White Star Line, rare Stonier and Company Oceanic Steam Navigation Company OSNC green laurel leaf and gilt Greek key pattern sugar bowl, registration number dates to 1911-12. 3ins. Date: 1910s

Background imageLaurel Collection: White Star Line, Stonier OSNC milk jug

White Star Line, Stonier OSNC milk jug
White Star Line, rare Stonier and Company Oceanic Steam Navigation Company OSNC milk jug decorated with green laurel leaves and gilt Greek key pattern around the rim, registration number 1911/12

Background imageLaurel Collection: White Star Line, Stonier OSNC crescent dish (back)

White Star Line, Stonier OSNC crescent dish (back)
White Star Line, rare Stonier and Company Oceanic Steam Navigation Company OSNC crescent dish (back) decorated with green laurel leaves and gilt Greek key pattern around the rim

Background imageLaurel Collection: White Star Line, Stonier OSNC crescent dish

White Star Line, Stonier OSNC crescent dish
White Star Line, rare Stonier and Company Oceanic Steam Navigation Company OSNC crescent dish decorated with green laurel leaves and gilt Greek key pattern around the rim

Background imageLaurel Collection: White Star Line, Stonier OSNC dinner plate

White Star Line, Stonier OSNC dinner plate
White Star Line, rare Stonier and Company Oceanic Steam Navigation Company OSNC dinner plate decorated with green laurel leaves and gilt Greek key pattern around the rim, registration number 1911/12

Background imageLaurel Collection: Poster, Allied Forces Sports Council, Berlin, Germany

Poster, Allied Forces Sports Council, Berlin, Germany
Poster, Allied Forces Sports Council, Olympic Stadium, Berlin, Germany, 7-8 September 1946, Armed Forces Track and Field Championships Date: 1946

Background imageLaurel Collection: RMS Titanic - Maria Robinson's gold memorial medal

RMS Titanic - Maria Robinson's gold memorial medal
RMS Titanic - property of Maria Robinson, fiancee of Wallace Hartley, bandleader and violinist, who died in the disaster. A 9 carat gold round medallion, unnamed, with hallmarks for Birmingham 1912

Background imageLaurel Collection: Illustration for Sagittarius, Erte

Illustration for Sagittarius, Erte
Illustration for those born under Sagittarius, showing an archer aiming at a laurel wreath, whilst embracing a woman, with pansies, and numbers of the sign

Background imageLaurel Collection: Anonymous portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1815)

Anonymous portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1815)
Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1815). Emperor of France (1804-1815). Anonymous portrait, copy of a painting by Francois Gerard. 19th century. San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Madrid. Spain

Background imageLaurel Collection: Obelisk of Theodosius. 4th century. Detail of the pedestal

Obelisk of Theodosius. 4th century. Detail of the pedestal
Obelisk of Roman emperor Theodosius.4th century AD. Detail of the pedestal. Theodosius I offers laurels of victory. Hippodrome of Constantinople. Istanbul, Turkey. Date: 2007

Background imageLaurel Collection: Paris, France - Invalides, Tombeau de Napoleon II

Paris, France - Invalides, Tombeau de Napoleon II, son of Napoleon Bonaparte. Date: circa 1855

Background imageLaurel Collection: 1861 Paris France Tombeau Tomb Tombs Napoleon

1861 Paris France Tombeau Tomb Tombs Napoleon
1861, paris, france, tombeau, tomb, tombs, napoleon, french, monument, monuments, coupole, dome, cupola, national, empire, invalides, invalids, history, war, architecture, death, 1821, 1840

Background imageLaurel Collection: Paris France Tombeau Tomb Tombs Napoleon French

Paris France Tombeau Tomb Tombs Napoleon French
paris, france, tombeau, tomb, tombs, napoleon, french, monument, monuments, coupole, dome, cupola, national, empire, invalides, invalids, history, war, architecture, death, bonaparte, remains

Background imageLaurel Collection: 1854 Paris France Tombeau Tomb Tombs Napoleon

1854 Paris France Tombeau Tomb Tombs Napoleon
1854, paris, france, tombeau, tomb, tombs, napoleon, french, monument, monuments, coupole, dome, cupola, national, empire, invalides, invalids, history, war, architecture, death, bonaparte, remains

Background imageLaurel Collection: Paris, France - Invalides, Tombeau de Napoleon

Paris, France - Invalides, Tombeau de Napoleon. 1853

Background imageLaurel Collection: French Monument Monuments Coupole Dome Cupola

French Monument Monuments Coupole Dome Cupola
french, monument, monuments, coupole, dome, cupola, national, empire, invalides, invalids, history, war, architecture, tomb, tombs, death, bonaparte, remains, granite, quartsize, ashes, excavation

Background imageLaurel Collection: Photograph of Laurel PH, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Photograph of Laurel PH, Tunbridge Wells, Kent. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Left Face on view of the pub

Background imageLaurel Collection: A curious gate called St. John Gate, the oldest house

A curious gate called St. John Gate, the oldest house
A curious gate in variegated brickwork called St. John Gate, the oldest house in Stepney. Copperplate engraving by John Thomas Smith after original drawings by members of the Society of Antiquaries



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