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May18 Collection

Background imageMay18 Collection: Hockey - Footwork, Dribbling and Passing demonstrated

Hockey - Footwork, Dribbling and Passing demonstrated. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageMay18 Collection: Kathleen Scott sculpting statue of Edwin Montagu

Kathleen Scott sculpting statue of Edwin Montagu
Kathleen, Lady Scott, Baroness Kennett pictured in her London studio at work on her ten-foot statue of Edwin Montagu (former Secretary for India) destined for Calcutta

Background imageMay18 Collection: Susies Castle - Portincaple, Loch Long, Argyll, Scotland

Susies Castle - Portincaple, Loch Long, Argyll, Scotland
Susies Castle - the home of Hermit Susan McGlone (1847-1929) - Portincaple, Loch Long, Argyll, Scotland - the upturned half-hull of a disused fishing-smack. Date: circa 1909

Background imageMay18 Collection: Aerial View of Singapore

Aerial View of Singapore
WW2 - Aerial View of Singapore. Air Ministry photography. Date: 1942

Background imageMay18 Collection: Laura Knight at the circus

Laura Knight at the circus
Dame Laura Knight, DBE (1877 - 1970) - English painter pictured sketching Bronette and Gonzalis, the lady aerialists at Olympia circus

Background imageMay18 Collection: WW1 - Winston Churchill - First Lord of the Admiralty

WW1 - Winston Churchill - First Lord of the Admiralty
WW1 - Winston Churchill (1874-1965) - First Lord of the Admiralty. Date: circa 1914

Background imageMay18 Collection: Three men in traditional Greek Costume - Athens, Greece

Three men in traditional Greek Costume - Athens, Greece. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageMay18 Collection: Taking a ride over the Isle of Wight in an aeroplane

Taking a ride over the Isle of Wight in an aeroplane
Taking a ride over the Isle of Wight in a two-seater aeroplane. The lady passenger is bereft of flying hat/helmet and goggles and obviously therefore enjoys the feeling of the wind in her hair

Background imageMay18 Collection: Mathura City, India - viewed from other side of Jamna River

Mathura City, India - viewed from other side of Jamna River
Mathura City, Uttar Pradesh, India - viewed from other side of Jamna River. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageMay18 Collection: Wrestling club for women in Vauxhall

Wrestling club for women in Vauxhall
Members of a wrestling club for women, opened in Vauxhall, London in 1928. Miss Dot Butler, the schools champion wrestler

Background imageMay18 Collection: Alice de Janze in court after shooting Raymond de Trafford

Alice de Janze in court after shooting Raymond de Trafford
Alice de Janze, Comtesse de Janze and later, Alice de Trafford (1899-1941) pictured in court in Paris where she stood trial for shooting her lover Raymond de Trafford in the Gare du Nord

Background imageMay18 Collection: Wing Commander Guy Gibson & wife at Buckingham Palace for VC

Wing Commander Guy Gibson & wife at Buckingham Palace for VC
Wing Commander Guy Gibson VC, DSO and Bar seen with his wife at Buckingham Palace to receive the Victoria CRoss and bar to the DSO, handed to him by Queen Elizabeth

Background imageMay18 Collection: Craigweil House, Bognor Regis - where George V Convalesced

Craigweil House, Bognor Regis - where George V Convalesced
Craigweil House, Bognor Regis, West Sussex - where George V convalesced between February 9th 1929 and May 15th 1929. The house had to be pulled down in 1938 following a fire Date: 1935

Background imageMay18 Collection: 50th Anniversary celebration of the Eiffel Tower, Paris

50th Anniversary celebration of the Eiffel Tower, Paris, France built in 1889 and the original suggested design by Maurice Koechlin from 1884 cinquantenaire

Background imageMay18 Collection: Damascus, Syria - Rue de la Gare and the Orient Palace Hotel

Damascus, Syria - Rue de la Gare and the Orient Palace Hotel
Hijaz Square, Damascus, Syria - Rue de la Gare with Orient Palace Hotel and Al-Sharq Hotel in the 1960s Date: circa 1960s

Background imageMay18 Collection: Ibo Women, Nigeria - Traditional Dancing

Ibo Women, Nigeria - Traditional Dancing - note the Igbo ankle rattles. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageMay18 Collection: Malcolm Campbells Blue Bird, land speed record 1928

Malcolm Campbells Blue Bird, land speed record 1928
Artists impression of the Napier-Campbell Blue Bird fitted with a Spring engine from the Air Ministry, with bodywork designed by Mulliner

Background imageMay18 Collection: Unusual Eton crop for Fraulein von Poremski, 1928

Unusual Eton crop for Fraulein von Poremski, 1928
Fraulein von Poremski, a noted Berlin dancer sporting a geometric, and close-cropped hair style, notably masculine and daring, even in 1928 when everyone was shingling their hair. 1928

Background imageMay18 Collection: Club in the Latin Quarter of Montparnasse, Paris, 1920s

Club in the Latin Quarter of Montparnasse, Paris, 1920s
A scene in the bohemian environment of a club in the Latin Quarter of Montparnasse, Paris, during the 1920s. The Graphic comments, " Cocktails

Background imageMay18 Collection: Votrix Vermouth advert with bar scene, 1943

Votrix Vermouth advert with bar scene, 1943
Advertisement for Votrix Vermouth from the Second World War showing a bar filled almost exclusively with uniformed customers

Background imageMay18 Collection: Wooden Bridge, Beddgelert, Snowdonia, Gwynedd, Wales

Wooden Bridge, Beddgelert, Snowdonia, Gwynedd, Wales
Wooden Bridge, Beddgelert, Wales - on the border of Caernarvonshire and Merioneth where three rivers meet - the confluence of the River Glaslyn, River Colwyn and the River Gwynant. Date: 1935

Background imageMay18 Collection: Jeweller and Antique Silver Dealer - Arthur & Co

Jeweller and Antique Silver Dealer - Arthur & Co. 36 New Bond Street, London. Now Delvaux - a high end handbag shop, thankfully retaining many of the period frontage feature depicted here. Date: 1906

Background imageMay18 Collection: WW1, Knuts of the 119th Royal Field Artillery, Dardanelles

WW1, Knuts of the 119th Royal Field Artillery, Dardanelles
WW1 - Knuts of the 119th Royal Field Artillery in the Dardanelles. A slightly scruffy bunch, one with a pet kitten, one with a cornet and none in spotless uniform! Date: circa 1915

Background imageMay18 Collection: New York Times Building - Times Square, NYC, USA

New York Times Building - Times Square, NYC, USA. Note the Charlie Chaplin Film City LIghts showing at the cinema on the left. Date: 1931

Background imageMay18 Collection: Miss Camille Clifford - Belgian-born stage actress

Miss Camille Clifford - Belgian-born stage actress
Camille Clifford (1885-1971) - Belgian-born stage actress, the model for the Edwardian Gibson Girl drawn by Charles Dana Gibson, who married the Hon

Background imageMay18 Collection: Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania - Catholic Church

Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania - Catholic Church Date: circa 1906

Background imageMay18 Collection: Steam train powering over the Forth Bridge

Steam train powering over the Forth Bridge, Scotland - August 1934. Date: 1934

Background imageMay18 Collection: Egypt - harvesting dates from a date palm tree

Egypt - harvesting dates from a date palm tree Date: circa 1900s

Background imageMay18 Collection: Post Office at East Chinnock, Somerset, England

Post Office at East Chinnock, Somerset, England
Post Office and T Bowyer General Stores at East Chinnock, Somerset, England Date: 1920s

Background imageMay18 Collection: Sindbads Blue Lagoon near Malindi, Kenya, East Africa

Sindbads Blue Lagoon near Malindi, Kenya, East Africa
Hotel Sindbads Blue Lagoon near Malindi, Kenya, East Africa. The Hotel is now in ruins. Date: circa late 1940s

Background imageMay18 Collection: New York Worlds Fair - Trylon and Perisphere

New York Worlds Fair - Trylon and Perisphere
New York Worlds Fair - View of the Trylon and the Perisphere. Date: 1939

Background imageMay18 Collection: Men of the Redoubtable try to board HMS Victory at Trafalgar

Men of the Redoubtable try to board HMS Victory at Trafalgar
Men of the French vessel The Redoubtable try to board the HMS Victory during the Battle of Trafalgar during the Napoleonic War - 21st October 1805. Date: 1805

Background imageMay18 Collection: Southern Africa - Zulu Chieftain with his many wives

Southern Africa - Zulu Chieftain with his many wives. The practice of having several wives indicates a mans social standing, wealth and virility

Background imageMay18 Collection: Algeria - Interior of a Moorish Home

Algeria - Interior of a Moorish Home - First Floor interior balcony with remarkable peacock sculpture (and real peacock feathers) Date: 1905

Background imageMay18 Collection: British Empire Exhibition - Wembley - Sarawak Pavilion

British Empire Exhibition - Wembley - Sarawak Pavilion
British Empire Exhibition - Wembley - Sarawak (Malaysia) Pavilion. Date: 1924

Background imageMay18 Collection: View of the Houses of Parliament across the River Thames

View of the Houses of Parliament across the River Thames
View of the Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London seen from across the River Thames - a small paddle steamer heads heads downstream passed a group of empty moored river barges

Background imageMay18 Collection: Amenemhat III - pharaoh of the Twelfth Dynasty of Egypt

Amenemhat III - pharaoh of the Twelfth Dynasty of Egypt
Amenemhat III, also spelled Amenemhet III, was a pharaoh of the Twelfth Dynasty of Egypt. He ruled from circa 1860 BCE to circa 1814 BCE

Background imageMay18 Collection: Mary, Princess Royal as Chief Girl Guide

Mary, Princess Royal as Chief Girl Guide
Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood (1897-1965), daughter of George V in her uniform as Chief Girl Guide. She took an active role in promoting the Girl Guide movement, the VADs

Background imageMay18 Collection: Zambia (Northern Rhodesia) - Woman carrying water

Zambia (Northern Rhodesia) - Woman carrying water in a large can on her head Date: circa 1930s

Background imageMay18 Collection: Profile of a doctor, man aged 39 by John Kay

Profile of a doctor, man aged 39 by John Kay
Profile of a man aged 39 by John Kay. Enscribed Petrus Degravers, Gallus, Medicinae Doctor &c, Anno Aetatis 39. Date: 1787

Background imageMay18 Collection: Empire Day Commonwealth flag sent to England from Australia

Empire Day Commonwealth flag sent to England from Australia
A flag sent to the boys and girls of Blackley Municipal School, Manchester by the pupils of Wellington Road School, Adelaide and unfurled on Empire Day by Sir Frederick Cawley, Liberal M.P

Background imageMay18 Collection: Empire Day - Union Jack sent from England to Australia

Empire Day - Union Jack sent from England to Australia
A Union Jack flag, sent by the girls and boys of the Blackley Municipal School in Manchester to those of Wellington Road School, Adelaide, Australia

Background imageMay18 Collection: Sphere special supplement for Empire Day

Sphere special supplement for Empire Day
Cover of The Sphere magazines special supplement for Empire Day, instigated by the Earl of Meath and celebrated on Queen Victorias birthday, May 24th each year

Background imageMay18 Collection: The Earl of Meath, founder of Empire Day

The Earl of Meath, founder of Empire Day
Reginald Brabazon, 12th Earl of Meath, (1841-1929) was a British politician and philanthropist. An enthusiastic imperialist, he instigated Empire Day

Background imageMay18 Collection: Women members room at the House of Commons

Women members room at the House of Commons
The room at the House of Commons formerly occupied by General Seely as Under-Secretary for Air, and set apart in 1919 for Lady Astor

Background imageMay18 Collection: Asylum for idiots, Essex Hall, Colchester

Asylum for idiots, Essex Hall, Colchester
The Asylum for Idiots at Essex Hall, Colchester, pictured in 1851. The institution later became known as Royal Eastern Counties Institution for Mental Defectives. 1851

Background imageMay18 Collection: Launch of La Hogue, Sunderland 1855

Launch of La Hogue, Sunderland 1855
Launch of La Hogue, the largest ship ever built in Sunderland, in 1855. 16th July 1855

Background imageMay18 Collection: Panorama of Atlantic City, New Jersey

Panorama of Atlantic City, New Jersey
A panorama of Atlantic City, New Jersey. Pictured from left to right: Hotel Shelburne, Hotel Dennis, Marlborough-Blenheim Hotel, Hotel Claridge, Hotel Madison, Hotel Traymore, Hotel Senator



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