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Background imageLost Collection: Tasmanian Tiger or Thylacine

Tasmanian Tiger or Thylacine (Thylacinus cynocephalus) in captivity at London Zoo. The species is believed to be extinct. Largest known carnivorous marsupial of modern times - became extinct in 1936

Background imageLost Collection: Erebus and Terror, Franklins last trip

Erebus and Terror, Franklins last trip
The Erebus and Terror leave England on the Franklin polar expedition, never to return

Background imageLost Collection: French poster from General de Gaulle, WW2

French poster from General de Gaulle, WW2
A French poster with a message to all French people from General Charles de Gaulle, based in London during the Second World War. France has lost one battle, but France has not lost the war

Background imageLost Collection: The Scout, Every Boys Weekly front cover

The Scout, Every Boys Weekly front cover
Front cover of The Scout magazine, the " only weekly official organ of the boy scouts" featuring two enthusiastic and earnest looking boy scouts reading a map while out on a hike

Background imageLost Collection: Moses Hands Held Up

Moses Hands Held Up
The Israelites are enabled to defeat the Amalekites because Moses arms are held up by Aaron and Hur; if he had let them fall, the Israelites would have lost the day

Background imageLost Collection: Silhouette, Hope Springs Eternal in the Human Breast

Silhouette, Hope Springs Eternal in the Human Breast
Hope Springs Eternal in the Human Breast -- silhouette showing a shipwrecked man standing on a raft, waving to a ship on the horizon

Background imageLost Collection: Eternal Flame at Battle of Stalingrad Memorial

Eternal Flame at Battle of Stalingrad Memorial
Russia, Volgograd (Zaryzin, Stalingrad). Battle of Stalingrad Memorial at Mamajev Kurgan Hill. The Memorial Hall of Honour with the Eternal Flame. Date: 2010

Background imageLost Collection: Fairy Tales of Autumn - Hansel and Gretel by Pauline Baynes

Fairy Tales of Autumn - Hansel and Gretel by Pauline Baynes
Hansel and Gretel by Pauline Baynes, one of a series of four illustrations of fairy tales which reflect each season. In this case

Background imageLost Collection: Satan Flies to Earth

Satan Flies to Earth
Satan, foiled in his ambitions in Heaven, descends to Earth to see what he can find to do down here

Background imageLost Collection: Ration Book July 1942

Ration Book July 1942
A Ministry of Food ration book issued in July 1942, to be returned if lost to the Greenwich food office

Background imageLost Collection: Peter Pan and Wendy

Peter Pan and Wendy. From Playhour (1958-59)

Background imageLost Collection: Lucy Locket lost her pocket

Lucy Locket lost her pocket, Kitty Fisher found it. But ne er a penny was therein, except the lining round it. 20th century

Background imageLost Collection: The Eddystone Lighthouse of 1698

The Eddystone Lighthouse of 1698
Engraving of the Eddystone lighthouse, built by Henry Winstanley in 1698, which was destroyed in a storm in 1703. Winstanley, a London merchant

Background imageLost Collection: The brave Titanic engineers, including 14 of whom were lost

The brave Titanic engineers, including 14 of whom were lost
The Titanic engineers; fourteen of whom were lost in the 1912 disaster. 1. W. D Mackie junior fifth. 2. F. A Parsons, senior fifth. 3. P. Sloan, senior electrician. 4. H. Jupe, assistant electrician

Background imageLost Collection: Great Auk Extinct

Great Auk Extinct
The great auk or awk (PINGUINUS IMPENNIS) who lost its final battle for survival on a small island off Iceland in 1844, primarily due to over-hunting

Background imageLost Collection: Dore, Paul Gustave (1832-1883). Paradise Lost

Dore, Paul Gustave (1832-1883). Paradise Lost. 1886-. Illustration for John Miltons work. Etching

Background imageLost Collection: Nobody Loves Me by George Studdy

Nobody Loves Me by George Studdy
A wet and bedraggled Bonzo, the comic canine creation of George Studdy, is found tied to a lamp post in the pouring rain and forgotten by a policeman with a torch

Background imageLost Collection: Nelsons last signal at Trafalgar, 21 October 1805

Nelsons last signal at Trafalgar, 21 October 1805
At the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805, Nelson gives his famous last signal England expects that every man will do his duty

Background imageLost Collection: Franklins expedition seeking Northwest Passage

Franklins expedition seeking Northwest Passage
Seals and sea-birds watch as Sir John Franklins Erebus and Terror sail cautiously between Arctic icebergs

Background imageLost Collection: 100 Years War / Agincourt

100 Years War / Agincourt
Henry V leads the English to victory at Agincourt, defeating an army four times as large : the French lost 8000, the English 400

Background imageLost Collection: Xenophon Reaches the Sea

Xenophon Reaches the Sea
Xenophon, retreating in Persia, reaches the Black Sea

Background imageLost Collection: Captain Oates 1912

Captain Oates 1912
LAWRENCE EDWARD GRACE OATES Member of Captain Scotts expedition which reached the South Pole in January 1912; lost his life in a blizzard on the return trip

Background imageLost Collection: Switzerland St Bernard

Switzerland St Bernard
The hospice of the Great Saint Bernard, where the monks keep dogs to rescue travelers lost between Switzerland and Italy

Background imageLost Collection: De Gaulle Declaration

De Gaulle Declaration
De Gaulles declaration to occupied France that France has lost a battle but has not lost the war, reassuring his country that victory will eventually restore France

Background imageLost Collection: Edward VIII & Patailas

Edward VIII & Patailas
EDWARD VIII When Prince of Wales, meeting Pataila soldiers who lost limbs whilst on active service during World War One

Background imageLost Collection: The Good Shepherd

The Good Shepherd
The parable of THE GOOD SHEPHERD finding the lost sheep

Background imageLost Collection: The Lost World / Doyle

The Lost World / Doyle
The glade of the iguanodons

Background imageLost Collection: Faust and Mephistopheles

Faust and Mephistopheles
The ageing Faust uses his knowledge of magic to summon up Mephistopheles, who agrees to restore his lost youth in exchange for his soul : its a bargain

Background imageLost Collection: Napoleon at Waterloo

Napoleon at Waterloo
As the tide of battle turns against him, he realises that he has lost the battle

Background imageLost Collection: Guyana / Roraima

Guyana / Roraima
This was the reputed location for The Lost World created by Conan Doyle

Background imageLost Collection: The Lost World / Doyle

The Lost World / Doyle
The central lake, with plesiosaurs, pterodactyls and much else beside

Background imageLost Collection: Lucy Locket / Greenaway

Lucy Locket / Greenaway
Lucy Locket lost her pocket, Kitty Fisher found it. There was not a penny in it but a ribbon round it

Background imageLost Collection: Exploring Party / Doyle

Exploring Party / Doyle
The exploring party: Professor Challenger, with Malnone on his right, Lord Ruxton on his left, Professor Summerlee standing behind

Background imageLost Collection: Doyle / The Lost World

Doyle / The Lost World
The monster, encountered by the expedition

Background imageLost Collection: WW2 poster, A tous les francais, General de Gaulle

WW2 poster, A tous les francais, General de Gaulle
WW2 poster, A tous les francais (To all French people), from General de Gaulle, based in Liverpool during the Second World War. France has lost a battle, but France has not lost the war

Background imageLost Collection: SATAN IN COUNCIL

SATAN IN COUNCIL
Satan in Council Date: first published 1667

Background imageLost Collection: Their Majesties Court by Sir John Lavery

Their Majesties Court by Sir John Lavery
Reproduction of a painting by Sir John Lavery in The Sphere, of a painting which is now lost showing the scene of dazzling splendour in the ball room at Buckingham Palace during a court presentation

Background imageLost Collection: Evacuation as a National Service - Poster

Evacuation as a National Service - Poster
It Might by You! Caring for Evacuees is a National Service circa 1942

Background imageLost Collection: Breeches-Buoy used to save the crew of Esras, East Runton

Breeches-Buoy used to save the crew of Esras, East Runton
Illustration showing a Breeches-Buoy in use, to save the crew of the Norwegian ship Esras, East Runton, Norfolk, 1901. Esras had run aground on the Hasboro sands

Background imageLost Collection: Characters of Peter Pan by H. M. Brock

Characters of Peter Pan by H. M. Brock
Wendy and Peter heading the procession of characters in J. M. Barries famous childrens play, Peter Pan, as imagined by H. M. Brock in an illustration specially drawn for The Sphere. Date: 1920

Background imageLost Collection: Algernon Blackwood & Alfred Taylor, WW1

Algernon Blackwood & Alfred Taylor, WW1
Algernon Henry Blackwood (1869-1951), English author and playwright, particularly known for his supernatural fiction and ghost stories

Background imageLost Collection: Drunken man staggering home - about to hit lampost

Drunken man staggering home - about to hit lampost
Racing Illustrated - " Some delay at the post!" - a gentleman who has had a serious session at the Old Blue Bell (see 10909661) endeavours to make his way home

Background imageLost Collection: WWI - Wounded soldier in the arms of his nurse

WWI - Wounded soldier in the arms of his nurse
WWI - Wounded soldier (who has lost his arm) in the arms of his nurse - Comrades in Arms. Date: circa 1917

Background imageLost Collection: Sir Douglas Bader playing golf

Sir Douglas Bader playing golf
Group Captain Sir Douglas Robert Steuart Bader (1910-1982), RAF pilot during the Second World War despite having lost both legs in a crash in 1931

Background imageLost Collection: Cartoon by Bruce Bairnsfather

Cartoon by Bruce Bairnsfather
Untitled cartoon by Bruce Bairnsfather, the famous World War One cartoonist, whose humorous pictures and " Old Bill" character appeared in The Bystander

Background imageLost Collection: Injured Ww1 Soldier

Injured Ww1 Soldier
A British soldier and his wife (or girlfriend) pose for the photographer, with the young mans lost leg stark evidence of the horrors of the conflict and the injuries suffered

Background imageLost Collection: Marie Lloyd - Oh Mr Porter

Marie Lloyd - Oh Mr Porter
MARIE LLOYD Music hall entertainer singing Oh! Mr Porter Date: 1870 - 1922



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