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Mar16 Collection

Background imageMar16 Collection: King George VI - fine photographic portrait

King George VI - fine photographic portrait
A very fine photographic portrait of King George VI (1895-1952) - King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth. Date: circa 1939

Background imageMar16 Collection: Shanghai, international settlements 1932

Shanghai, international settlements 1932
Shanghai - the storm centre: an international settlement under the protection of fourteen powers, the chief scene of the Sino-Japanese conflict

Background imageMar16 Collection: King George V - Scenes of the British Empire

King George V - Scenes of the British Empire
One King, One Flag, One Fleet, One Empire - inset portrait of King George V (1865-1936) surrounded by images of the varied animals and wildlife of the British colonial territories (4/4)

Background imageMar16 Collection: Blythe House - Post Office Savings Bank, West Kensington

Blythe House - Post Office Savings Bank, West Kensington
Blythe House, 23 Blythe Road, West Kensington - originally built as the headquarters of the Post Office Savings Bank (as shown on this card)

Background imageMar16 Collection: Benghazi, Libya - Lungomare

Benghazi, Libya - Lungomare
Benghazi, Libya - the " Lungomare" (sea-walk) built by the Italians. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageMar16 Collection: The Spirit of Progress

The Spirit of Progress
The Australian Sprit of Progress, streamlined train of the Victorian Government Railways operating between Melbourne and Albury. Date: late 1930s

Background imageMar16 Collection: The Dentist by Sir John Lavery

The Dentist by Sir John Lavery
Portrait of the well-known society dentist, Mr Conrad Ackner with Laverys wife, Hazel, Lady Lavery, in the dentists chair, her grip on the chairs arm clearly evident

Background imageMar16 Collection: Tirpitz the pig: naval mascot of HMS Glasgow, WW1

Tirpitz the pig: naval mascot of HMS Glasgow, WW1. 1916

Background imageMar16 Collection: Titchfield Road from Ballast Bank, Troon, Scotland

Titchfield Road from Ballast Bank, Troon, Scotland
Titchfield Road from Ballast Bank, Troon, South Ayrshire, Scotland. Date: circa 1938

Background imageMar16 Collection: King George VI and Queen Elizabeth

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth
King George VI (1895-1952) and Queen Elizabeth (later The Queen Mother) (1900-2002). Date: circa 1936

Background imageMar16 Collection: Grand Duke Michael of Russia and his family

Grand Duke Michael of Russia and his family
Grand Duke Michael of Russia (1861-1929), son of the Grand Duke Michael Nicholovitch (grand-uncle of Tsar Nicholas II) first cousin of the Duchess of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (Grand Duchess Marie of Russia)

Background imageMar16 Collection: Diana, Marjorie and Violet Manners

Diana, Marjorie and Violet Manners
The three daughters of the Duke and Duchess of Rutland: Lady Diana Manners, later Lady Diana Cooper, Lady Marjorie Manners, later the Marchioness of Anglesey and Lady Violet Manners

Background imageMar16 Collection: Cocktail bar on the Flying Scotsman

Cocktail bar on the Flying Scotsman
The cocktail bar for third class passengers on the Flying Scotsman. Date: 1933

Background imageMar16 Collection: Benghazi, Libya

Benghazi, Libya - street scene. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageMar16 Collection: Royal wedding cake for Princess Margaret

Royal wedding cake for Princess Margaret
The official wedding cake presented by J. Lyons for the wedding of Princess Margaret to Antony Armstrong-Jones in May 1960. Date: 1960

Background imageMar16 Collection: Joyce Grenfell

Joyce Grenfell
Joyce Irene Grenfell, OBE (n饠 Phipps; 10 February 1910 30 November 1979), British comedienne, actress and, in her time, one of the countrys best loved entertainers

Background imageMar16 Collection: Ad for the Flying Scotsman

Ad for the Flying Scotsman
Advertisment for the Flying Scotsman, express train running between Kings Cross, London, to Edinburgh, Scotland. 1931

Background imageMar16 Collection: Puss on a 12-inch gun

Puss on a 12-inch gun: a cat on a royal navy ship during World War One. 1917

Background imageMar16 Collection: Advertisment for Simplon-Orient Express, Taurus Express

Advertisment for Simplon-Orient Express, Taurus Express
Advertisement for the Simplon-Orient Express and the Taurus Express. The advertisement shows the route between London and Istanbul and also the routes from Haydarpasha (Istanbul) to Cairo

Background imageMar16 Collection: Brussels-Liege Express

Brussels-Liege Express
Stunning green streamlined " Atlantic" type locomotive on the Brussels-Liege Express, Belgium. Date: late 1930s

Background imageMar16 Collection: Sphere cover - Howard Carter removing treasures, Tutankhamen

Sphere cover - Howard Carter removing treasures, Tutankhamen
Front cover of The Sphere with an illustration depicting Howard Carter removing treasures from the tomb of Tutankhamen at Luxor

Background imageMar16 Collection: Rescuing the ships mascot during a naval engagement

Rescuing the ships mascot during a naval engagement: the dog, which had fallen overboard, is plucked from the sea during an aerial attack. 1917

Background imageMar16 Collection: Old Bill, dog mascot of HMS Falmouth in WW1

Old Bill, dog mascot of HMS Falmouth in WW1
Rescued from a German fishing trawler in early August 1914 by HMS Falmouth, Fritz the wire haired terrier was promptly re-christened Old Bill by the crew, and adopted as their mascot

Background imageMar16 Collection: The Old Shot Tower, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

The Old Shot Tower, Baltimore, Maryland, USA Date: circa 1910s

Background imageMar16 Collection: Hotel Brighton - 218 Rue de Rivoli, Paris, France

Hotel Brighton - 218 Rue de Rivoli, Paris, France - facing The Tuileries Gardens. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageMar16 Collection: Pharaohs Workers - Ancient Egypt - by Fortunino Matania

Pharaohs Workers - Ancient Egypt - by Fortunino Matania
Workers building a temple or palace for a Pharaoh in Ancient Egypt. Date: Unknown, poss. 1920s

Background imageMar16 Collection: Embalming Mummy Mummies Egypt Ancient Egyptian

Embalming Mummy Mummies Egypt Ancient Egyptian
embalming, mummy, mummies, egypt, ancient, egyptian, egyptians, tutankhamen, historical, reconstruction, process, embalmers, priests, priest, wrapping, dead, deceased, burial, funeral, fortunino

Background imageMar16 Collection: Distress in Lancashire: mill-hands work on Preston Moors

Distress in Lancashire: mill-hands work on Preston Moors
The distress in Lancashire: mill-hands at work on Preston Moors. Unemployed operatives levelling waste ground on the north side of the town, over seen by inspectors

Background imageMar16 Collection: Changing silhouette of womens fashion between 1812 - 1912

Changing silhouette of womens fashion between 1812 - 1912
Hundred years of womens fashion, showing the silhouettes of change starting in 1812 Regency era with narrow gown, to Victorian era wider and wider bustle dresses

Background imageMar16 Collection: Roman Chariot Races at the British Empire Exhibition

Roman Chariot Races at the British Empire Exhibition
The Great Circus at Wembley - The Thrilling Roman Chariot Races at Wembley Stadium. A new thrill for visitors to the British Empire Exhibition

Background imageMar16 Collection: Circus Maximus in Rome by Matania

Circus Maximus in Rome by Matania
Proposed reconstruction of the Circus Maximus in Rome - the Circus at its zenith. A fight with wild beasts in the long arena of the Circus Maximus - a mounted archer meets an oncoming lion

Background imageMar16 Collection: Woollands store in Knightsbridge by Matania

Woollands store in Knightsbridge by Matania
The Christmas Shopping Season - A Sphere artist visits a West-End House. A scene in the costume salon of Messrs. Woollands well-known house in Knightsbridge, the centre of fashion

Background imageMar16 Collection: The Strand Roman Bath Reconstructed by Matania

The Strand Roman Bath Reconstructed by Matania
The roman bath in the Strand, its probable appearance in antiquity envisaged by the Sphere artist and enthusiast in Roman antiquities, Fortunino Matania

Background imageMar16 Collection: Princess May of Teck sitting on a window seat

Princess May of Teck sitting on a window seat
A delightful portrait of Princess May of Teck (Lady May Abel Smith) sitting on a window seat with a picture book. Date: circa 1907

Background imageMar16 Collection: Mrs Arthur Paget and the Grand Duke Alexis

Mrs Arthur Paget and the Grand Duke Alexis
Mrs Arthur Paget, formerly the American heiress, Minnie Stevens (Steevens) photographed with Grand Duke Alexis of Russia, who was head of the Russian army

Background imageMar16 Collection: Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent

Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent (nee Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark) (19061968) - wife of Prince George, Duke of Kent, the fourth son of King George V of the United Kingdom and Mary of Teck

Background imageMar16 Collection: King Nicholas of Montenegro and his Family

King Nicholas of Montenegro and his Family, including The Grand Duke Peter Nikolaievitch of Russia, Prince Francis Joseph of Battenberg, Princess Vera, Princess Xenia of Montenegro

Background imageMar16 Collection: Derailing of the Flying Scotsman

Derailing of the Flying Scotsman
The accident took place near Chevington Junction, between Morpeth and Alnmouth. The tender and the six bogey-carriages left the rails and tore up the permanent way

Background imageMar16 Collection: Orient Express - The Overland Route to Cairo

Orient Express - The Overland Route to Cairo
The overland route to Egypt, the new wonder train which has brought Londoners within a weeks railway journey of Cairo by way of Calais, the Balkans, Aleppo, Beirut, Haifa and Kantara

Background imageMar16 Collection: Construction of the Palacio Salvo - Montevideo, Uruguay

Construction of the Palacio Salvo - Montevideo, Uruguay - the scaffolding is bedecked with a wide variety of advertising hoardings and billboards. Date: 1928

Background imageMar16 Collection: Orient Express - Map of the Overland Route to Cairo

Orient Express - Map of the Overland Route to Cairo
Eliminating the Mediterranean Voyage in the journey to Egypt - The Overland Route to Cairo. The Map of the overland route shows the train line through Western Europe through to Turkey

Background imageMar16 Collection: Georgia - Band of Khevsurians, Caucasus Mountains

Georgia - Band of Khevsurians, Caucasus Mountains
Khevsurians ethnographical group of Georgians, mainly living in Khevsureti, on both sides of the Caucasus Mountain Chain in the watersheds of the rivers Aragvi and Argun. Date: 1909

Background imageMar16 Collection: Keep Our Secrets Secret

Keep Our Secrets Secret - a poster created by The Central Office of Information during the Cold War. Date: 1960s

Background imageMar16 Collection: Queen Mary and the Dowager Queen Alexandra

Queen Mary and the Dowager Queen Alexandra
Photograph of Queen Mary (1867-1953), Queen consort of King George V, and the Queen Alexandra (1844-1925), Queen of Edward VII, at a public function in 1915. Date: 1915

Background imageMar16 Collection: Team of stunt women

Team of stunt women posing with a stunt bicycle Date: circa 1970s

Background imageMar16 Collection: The Sphere, Special Egypt Tutankhamen issue, 1923

The Sphere, Special Egypt Tutankhamen issue, 1923
Front cover of The Sphere designed by Fortunino Matania, for its Egypt number containing more news on the discoveries of Tutankhamens tomb in Luxor

Background imageMar16 Collection: A Night at Covent Garden by Matania

A Night at Covent Garden by Matania
German opera draws London society to Covent Garden - a scene during the performance of Strausss Elektra at the Royal Opera House

Background imageMar16 Collection: State Opening of Parliament, 1913

State Opening of Parliament, 1913
The regal ceremony at Westminster - King George V entering the House of Lords to open Parliament wearing his crown and with Queen Mary on his right. Date: 1913



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