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May16 Collection

Background imageMay16 Collection: Cambridge Cottage, Kew

Cambridge Cottage, Kew, the birthplace of Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge (mother of Queen Mary). The house became the home of Princess Marys parents

Background imageMay16 Collection: The Fairy of Flight by William Barribal

The Fairy of Flight by William Barribal
A Spirit of the Age - The Fairy of Flight. Gorgeous illustration of a fairy with huge yellow wings. Date: 1909

Background imageMay16 Collection: Hazel Lavery in a Lucile gown for Petticoat Lane Tombola WWI

Hazel Lavery in a Lucile gown for Petticoat Lane Tombola WWI
Hazel, Lady Lavery, wife of painter Sir John Lavery pictured as the artist in a tableau staged for a charity event during the First World War called Petticoat Lane

Background imageMay16 Collection: Two women in fancy dress with tankards

Two women in fancy dress with tankards
Two women in fancy dress costumes comprising of knickerbockers, shirts and waistcoats, raise a tankard of beer each - presumably they re meant to be some kind of 17th century roisterers? c.1928

Background imageMay16 Collection: Columbia Market, London 1869

Columbia Market, London 1869
Columbia Market, Bethnal Green, east London, built by Angela Burdett-Coutts as a covered food market. It opened in 1869, and adjoined a set of model dwellings for working class families also built by

Background imageMay16 Collection: Outdoor Curling Match on the ice at Bern, Switzerland

Outdoor Curling Match on the ice at Bern, Switzerland. Date: circa 1907

Background imageMay16 Collection: Stamp Card produced by Ottmar Zeihar - Iran (Persia)

Stamp Card produced by Ottmar Zeihar - Iran (Persia). These cards enabled collectors to see stamps which they were unable to obtain, or afford

Background imageMay16 Collection: Finding Food in London: WW1

Finding Food in London: WW1
Finding Food in London: making parks and waste places fruitful. At Finsbury Park and Clissfold Park in north London, ground is turned over to create space for the growing of vegetables during World

Background imageMay16 Collection: Stamp Card produced by Ottmar Zeihar - Barbados

Stamp Card produced by Ottmar Zeihar - Barbados. These cards enabled collectors to see stamps which they were unable to obtain, or afford

Background imageMay16 Collection: Royal Overseas League HQ - Courtyard and Entrance, London

Royal Overseas League HQ - Courtyard and Entrance, London. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageMay16 Collection: The Cantons of Switzerland

The Cantons of Switzerland Date: circa 1920s

Background imageMay16 Collection: British Embassy at Berlin 1888

British Embassy at Berlin 1888
The British Embassy in Berlin, drawn during of a visit to the city in occasion of the death of King William I. 1888

Background imageMay16 Collection: Scutari Monument, Haydarpasa British Cemetery, Istanbul

Scutari Monument, Haydarpasa British Cemetery, Istanbul
The Scutari Monument erected in Haydarpasa British Cemetery, established for the British war dead of the Crimean War. Date: 1898

Background imageMay16 Collection: Map showing Swiss Motorbus Tour Routes

Map showing Swiss Motorbus Tour Routes Date: circa 1930s

Background imageMay16 Collection: Catalina, California, USA - Everett Adargo, deep sea diver

Catalina, California, USA - Everett Adargo, deep sea diver
Catalina, California, USA - Everett Bernard Adargo (1891-1971), deep sea diver, who set a record of descending to 56ft in 3 minutes, 15 seconds

Background imageMay16 Collection: Stamp Card produced by Ottmar Zeihar - German East Africa

Stamp Card produced by Ottmar Zeihar - German East Africa (a German colony in the African Great Lakes region, which included what are now Burundi, Rwanda, and the mainland part of present Tanzania)

Background imageMay16 Collection: Sinhalese Devil Dancers - Sri Lanka

Sinhalese Devil Dancers - Sri Lanka. The Sinhalese (Sinhala, Sinhala Jathiya, Hela or Sinhale) are an Indo-Aryan ethnic group native to the island of Sri Lanka. Date: 1909

Background imageMay16 Collection: Palermo - Teatro Massimo Vittorio Emanuele, Sicily, Italy

Palermo - Teatro Massimo Vittorio Emanuele, Sicily, Italy
The Teatro Massimo Vittorio Emanuele is an opera house and opera company located on the Piazza Verdi in Palermo, Sicily. It was dedicated to King Victor Emanuel II. Date: circa 1909

Background imageMay16 Collection: Commando raid on Vaagso, Operation Archery 1941

Commando raid on Vaagso, Operation Archery 1941
Operation Archery, also known as the Maaloy Raid - British Combined Operations raid during World War Two against German positions on the island of Vaagso, Norway, on 27th December 1941

Background imageMay16 Collection: Map showing Auckland & the River Waikato, New Zealand, 1863

Map showing Auckland & the River Waikato, New Zealand, 1863
Map of the country between Auckland and the River Waikato, New Zealand, illustrating the war with the native Maori tribes. Date: 1863

Background imageMay16 Collection: Exodus: The Epsom Derby by Gilbert, 1845

Exodus: The Epsom Derby by Gilbert, 1845
Epson races: scenes on the road, as drawn by Gilbert. The Elephant and Castle pub, as well as the Swan Tavern, Morden Hall boarding school

Background imageMay16 Collection: Site of the Ancient Issus - Iskenderun, Turkey

Site of the Ancient Issus - Iskenderun, Turkey
Site of Ancient Issus (and Alexander the Greats famous victory over Darius III at the Battle of Issus in 333 BC) close to Iskenderun, Turkey and the Syrian border. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageMay16 Collection: Church boat - Rattvik, Dalarna County, Sweden

Church boat - Rattvik, Dalarna County, Sweden
Church boat (carrying congregation) at Rattvik, a locality and the seat of Rattvik Municipality, Dalarna County, Sweden. Date: circa 1909

Background imageMay16 Collection: South America - The tango is no longer fashionable

South America - The tango is no longer fashionable. A musician specialising in the music of the tango returns home from Europe once the craze for this particular style has passed... Date: circa 1916

Background imageMay16 Collection: Stone Jaguar Oceloti Cuauhxicalli Aztec - Mexico

Stone Jaguar Oceloti Cuauhxicalli Aztec - Mexico
An Aztec Jaguar-shaped receptacle for the hearts of sacrifice victims, Templo Mayor ( Great Temple ), Tenochtitlan, Mexico City, Mexico. Date: circa 1930

Background imageMay16 Collection: A Florida Canoe - Solomon Islands

A Florida Canoe - Solomon Islands. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageMay16 Collection: BP petrol advertisement, 1925

BP petrol advertisement, 1925
150 miles of pipe lines. Advertisement for British Petroleum with an illustration by Christopher Clark showing construction of a pipe line in the Persian desert - one of the many activities of

Background imageMay16 Collection: Gustav Stresemann

Gustav Stresemann
Cover of the 12 December 1925 issue of The Illustrated London News, showing a portrait of Gustav Stresemann (1878 1929), who briefly served as Chancellor of Germany in 1923

Background imageMay16 Collection: Tanzania, Dar es Salaam - Emperor Hotel (Kaiserhof), Waiter

Tanzania, Dar es Salaam - Emperor Hotel (Kaiserhof), Waiter
Tanzania, Dar es Salaam - Emperor Hotel (Kaiserhof), A young waiter carrying a large glass of something interesting... Date: circa 1908

Background imageMay16 Collection: Souvenir of Egypt Postcard - Bedouin Tent and Camel

Souvenir of Egypt Postcard - Bedouin Tent and Camel Date: circa 1898

Background imageMay16 Collection: Lord Arthur Balfour - Electrical Station, Tel Aviv, Israel

Lord Arthur Balfour - Electrical Station, Tel Aviv, Israel
Lord Arthur Balfour (1848-1930) visit to the Electrical Station, Tel Aviv, Israel in March, 1925. (see also: 11093260) Date: 1925

Background imageMay16 Collection: The Anglers Inn and Lake, Ennerdale, Cumbria, Lake District

The Anglers Inn and Lake, Ennerdale, Cumbria, Lake District. Date: 1906

Background imageMay16 Collection: St. Clement Danes Church, Strand, London

St. Clement Danes Church, Strand, London
St Clement Danes - a church in the City of Westminster, London. Situated outside the Royal Courts of Justice on the Strand

Background imageMay16 Collection: A (Y)appy Idea! by William Heath Robinson, WWI rationing

A (Y)appy Idea! by William Heath Robinson, WWI rationing
The Ventrimetric System: Rational weights and measures for use in hotels, restaurants, and clubs for the limitation of appetites

Background imageMay16 Collection: Advert for N D Eynede Paris corsetmarker 1909

Advert for N D Eynede Paris corsetmarker 1909
Women wearing elegant corsets with drawstrings to the back to bring in the waist with lace edging. 1909

Background imageMay16 Collection: Gold Dredging at Kyebi (Kibi), Ghana, West Africa

Gold Dredging at Kyebi (Kibi), Ghana, West Africa Date: circa 1912

Background imageMay16 Collection: Natural History Museum, WW1 farm

Natural History Museum, WW1 farm
War transformation in Cromwell Road: growing agricultural produce at the Natural History Museum, South Kensington, London

Background imageMay16 Collection: Tiny passageway at the base of a column - Nara, Japan

Tiny passageway at the base of a column - Nara, Japan
Tiny passageway at the base of a column within the Todai-ji (Eastern Great Temple), a Buddhist temple complex located in the city of Nara, Japan

Background imageMay16 Collection: Fountain and Grotto of St. Philip Benitius at Monte Senario

Fountain and Grotto of St. Philip Benitius at Monte Senario
Fountain and Grotto of Philip Benizi de Damiani (1233-1285) (St. Philip Benitius or Filippo Benizzi) at Monte Senario, Italy. Date: circa 1905

Background imageMay16 Collection: Colombo Harbour and landing jetty - Sri Lanka

Colombo Harbour and landing jetty - Sri Lanka. Date: circa 1906

Background imageMay16 Collection: Panoramic view of Monreale, Sicily, Italy

Panoramic view of Monreale, Sicily, Italy in the province of Palermo. Date: circa 1908

Background imageMay16 Collection: Port and Waterfront - Baku, Azerbaijan

Port and Waterfront - Baku, Azerbaijan. Date: circa 1907

Background imageMay16 Collection: The Scarf Dance - Algeria, North Africa

The Scarf Dance - Algeria, North Africa Date: circa 1908

Background imageMay16 Collection: WW2 Humour - Desert lion frustrated his meat is in cans

WW2 Humour - Desert lion frustrated his meat is in cans
WW2 Humour - A desert lion frustrated that any meat which comes his way these days is in cans !!! Date: circa 1942

Background imageMay16 Collection: Avigliana, Italy - The Grand Lake and view of the Church

Avigliana, Italy - The Grand Lake and view of the Church
Avigliana, Italy - The Grand Lake and view of the Catholic Church Salesiani Madonna Dei Laghi. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageMay16 Collection: Stamp Card pack for card sets produced by Ottmar Zeihar

Stamp Card pack for card sets produced by Ottmar Zeihar, Munich, Germany, which enabled collectors to see stamps which they were unable to obtain, or afford

Background imageMay16 Collection: Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan, Italy

Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan, Italy Date: circa 1930s

Background imageMay16 Collection: Misurina Lake and the Hotel Misurina - Dolomites, Italy

Misurina Lake and the Hotel Misurina - Dolomites, Italy
Misurina Lake (the largest natural lake of the Cadore, near Auronzo di Cadore) and the Hotel Misurina - Dolomites, Italy. The distinctive peaks of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Three peaks of Lavaredo)



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