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Mercury Collection

Background imageMercury Collection: Palmistry map of the hand

Palmistry map of the hand
A palmistry map of the hand, labelling the different areas

Background imageMercury Collection: Mercury 7 Astronauts

Mercury 7 Astronauts
The Mercury Project astronauts standing beside a 106-B plane. (l to r) Ms Carpenter, L G Cooper, John H Glenn, V I Grissom, Walter M Schirra, Alan B Shepard and D K Slayton

Background imageMercury Collection: Boys Swimming, Training Ship Mercury, River Hamble, Hants

Boys Swimming, Training Ship Mercury, River Hamble, Hants
Boys from the Training Ship Mercury swimming nude in the River Hamble. The Mercury, established in 1885 by the London philanthropist Charles Hoare

Background imageMercury Collection: Freddie Mercury and Queen recording music video, London

Freddie Mercury and Queen recording music video, London
Freddie Mercury and Queen recording a video for Friends Will Be Friends, London Date: 1986

Background imageMercury Collection: Emerald Tablet, Smaragdine Table or Tabula Smaragdina

Emerald Tablet, Smaragdine Table or Tabula Smaragdina. Work attributed to the legendary alchemist Hermes Trismegistus who summarizes the process Magnum Opus or Great work for the creation of

Background imageMercury Collection: Project Mercury 7

Project Mercury 7
The original 7 Project Mercury astronauts. Top row (l to r): Alan Shepard, V I Gus Grissom, L G Cooper. Front row (l to r) Walter M Schirra, D K Slayton John Glenn and Scott Carpenter

Background imageMercury Collection: Training Ship Mercury, River Hamble, Hampshire

Training Ship Mercury, River Hamble, Hampshire
The Training Ship Mercury was established in 1885 by the London philanthropist Charles Hoare. The ship, a barque previously named Illova, was originally moored at Binstead on the Isle of Wight

Background imageMercury Collection: Zeus / Jupiter

Zeus / Jupiter
Zeus (Jupiter) and Hera (Juno) sit with his eagle, visited by Poseidon (Neptune) Hermes (Mercury) and his son (by Alkmene, not Hera, hence her gesture) Herakles

Background imageMercury Collection: Clyde paddle steamer Mercury

Clyde paddle steamer Mercury approaching a jetty in Western Scotland in August 1913 Date: 1913

Background imageMercury Collection: Training Ship Mercury and boys racing crew, River Hamble

Training Ship Mercury and boys racing crew, River Hamble
The racing crew of the training ship Mercury with the ship itself in the background. The Mercury, established in 1885 by Charles Hoare, was originally based at Binstead, Isle of Wight

Background imageMercury Collection: Welles and Newsmen 1938

Welles and Newsmen 1938
Orson Welles speaks with newsmen, 30 October 1938, after the sensational broadcast of a dramatised version of the book by the Mercury Theatre, NY

Background imageMercury Collection: Scene at a petrol station

Scene at a petrol station, with an attendant filling up a car

Background imageMercury Collection: Handley Page Halifax VI RG815 Mercury of the RAF

Handley Page Halifax VI RG815 Mercury of the RAF
Handley Page Halifax VI, RG815, Mercury of the RAF Empire Radio School, Debden, prior to its 25, 000-mile tour of Palestine, Iraq, India, Burma, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand in 1946

Background imageMercury Collection: Harry Prices ghost hunting kit

Harry Prices ghost hunting kit
Undated photograph of Harry Prices ghost hunting kit, comprising a Reflex and cine cameras, tools for sealing doors and windows, apparatus for secret electrical controls, steel tape

Background imageMercury Collection: Mutus Liber - 8

Mutus Liber - 8
MUTUS LIBER ( The Silent Book ) The Philosophers Mercury 8 of 15

Background imageMercury Collection: Cover design, Progress, April 1927

Cover design, Progress, April 1927 - Lever Brothers magazine, mythological figure in Liverpool Date: 1927

Background imageMercury Collection: Robert Blackburn and B C Hucks

Robert Blackburn and B C Hucks
Robert Blackburn (standing right) and B.C. Hucks with the Mercury I in the cliff-top hangar at Filey in 1911. Date: 1911

Background imageMercury Collection: Blackburn Mercury I monoplane flying at Filey

Blackburn Mercury I monoplane flying at Filey in 1911. Date: 1911

Background imageMercury Collection: TS Mercury - Market Day

TS Mercury - Market Day
Market Day at the Training Ship Mercury - boys spend their small weekly allowance in the institutions shop, with bags of sweets apparently popular

Background imageMercury Collection: Fleet Street, London

Fleet Street, London
A lovely view up Fleet Street, toward Ludgate Hill and St Pauls Cathedral

Background imageMercury Collection: Poster advertising Benzole

Poster advertising Benzole
Poster advertising National Benzole Mixture, giving more miles per gallon

Background imageMercury Collection: B C Hucks at Taunton with the Mercury II two-seater

B C Hucks at Taunton with the Mercury II two-seater
B.C. Hucks at Taunton with the Mercury II two-seater on 7 August 1911. Date: 1911

Background imageMercury Collection: Benzole Company National Agency round sign

Benzole Company National Agency round sign
A circular tin/alloy sign advertising National Agency - Benzole Company Ltd. *EDITORIAL USE ONLY*

Background imageMercury Collection: Capt Leroy Cooper, right, with Admiral Hills and Joachi?

Capt Leroy Cooper, right, with Admiral Hills and Joachi?
Capt Leroy Cooper, right, with Admiral Hills and Joachim Kuettner at Cape Canaveral after witnessing the launch of a Mercury capsule carrying a chimpanzee on top of a Redstone launcher

Background imageMercury Collection: Malcolm Scott Carpenter, left, and John Glenn in front ?

Malcolm Scott Carpenter, left, and John Glenn in front ?
Malcolm Scott Carpenter, left, and John Glenn in front of a Mercury space capsule at Cape Canaveral after Glenn was named as the astronaut to make the first US orbital flight

Background imageMercury Collection: From left: Alan Shepard Jnr, John Glenn and Malcolm Sco?

From left: Alan Shepard Jnr, John Glenn and Malcolm Sco?
From left: Alan Shepard Jnr, John Glenn and Malcolm Scott Carpenter during training at Langley Field, Virginia, for their forthcoming Mercury space flights, 11 January 1961. Date: 1961

Background imageMercury Collection: Syphilitic chancres on the face

Syphilitic chancres on the face. Indurated chancres to the forehead, eyelids, tongue and lips, and ecthymatous chancre to the chin. Chromolithograph by T. Sinclaire from Freeman J

Background imageMercury Collection: Secondary period syphilis symptoms on the body

Secondary period syphilis symptoms on the body. Maculated erythema on the torso after mercury treatment 1, and papular erythema before treatment 2. Chromolithograph by T. Sinclaire from Freeman J

Background imageMercury Collection: Rock Musicians

Rock Musicians
Jimi Hendrix, Mick Jagger, Elvis Presley, David Bowie, Bob Marley, John Lennon, Michael Jackson, Freddie Mercury, Elton John - Rock Musicians

Background imageMercury Collection: From left: Alan Shepard Jr and John Glenn Jr in the Mer?

From left: Alan Shepard Jr and John Glenn Jr in the Mer?
From left: Alan Shepard Jr and John Glenn Jr in the Mercury control center on 18 July 1961 prior the sub-orbital flight of Virgil Grissom on 21 July. Date: 1961

Background imageMercury Collection: John Glenn and Virgil Grissom pose beside Mercury spacecraft

John Glenn and Virgil Grissom pose beside Mercury spacecraft
John Glenn, left, and Virgil Grissom pose beside a boiler-plate relica of a Mercury spacecraft, c.July 1961. Date: 1961

Background imageMercury Collection: Astronaut Virgil ?Gus? Grissom wearing the NASA Disting?

Astronaut Virgil ?Gus? Grissom wearing the NASA Disting?
Astronaut Virgil ?Gus? Grissom wearing the NASA Distinguished Service Medal and a Project Mercury lapel pin, during a news conference at Cape Canaveral, the day after his sub-orbital flight

Background imageMercury Collection: Astronaut Virgil ?Gus? Grissom enters his Mercury space?

Astronaut Virgil ?Gus? Grissom enters his Mercury space?
Astronaut Virgil ?Gus? Grissom enters his Mercury spacecraft, Liberty Bell 7, at Cape Canaveral for a second attempt at his sub-orbital flight following the earlier cancellation due to bad weather

Background imageMercury Collection: Mercury telephones and card vending machine, London

Mercury telephones and card vending machine, London, late 1980s

Background imageMercury Collection: G-ADHJ - Mercury - Transatlantic Float Seaplane

G-ADHJ - Mercury - Transatlantic Float Seaplane - the upper component of the Short Bros. Mayo Composite Aircraft - launched in mid-air from a Flying Boat (see 13816872). Only one ever built

Background imageMercury Collection: Victa Airtourer 100 ZK-CMC

Victa Airtourer 100 ZK-CMC (msn 146), at Mercury Bay. Date: circa 1966

Background imageMercury Collection: Victa Airtourer 100 ZK-CGP

Victa Airtourer 100 ZK-CGP (msn 67), at Mercury Bay. (later converted to AESL Airtourer T3A) Date: circa 1966

Background imageMercury Collection: AESL Airtourer 115 ZK-CWD

AESL Airtourer 115 ZK-CWD (msn 511), of Mercury Bay Aero Club. Date: circa 1970

Background imageMercury Collection: Boeing E-6 Mercury

Boeing E-6 Mercury
United States Navy (USN) - Boeing E-6 Mercury Date: circa 1990

Background imageMercury Collection: Short Mayo Composite S20 Mercury long-range seaplane

Short Mayo Composite S20 Mercury long-range seaplane, test flight, Rochester, Kent Date: 1938

Background imageMercury Collection: Bristol Mercury, final assembly workshop

Bristol Mercury, final assembly workshop
Bristol Aeroplane Company - Bristol Mercury, 9-cylinder radial engine, final assembly workshop. Date: circa 1935

Background imageMercury Collection: Bristol Mercury, initial assembly workshop

Bristol Mercury, initial assembly workshop
Bristol Aeroplane Company - Bristol Mercury, 9-cylinder radial engine, initial assembly workshop. Date: circa 1935

Background imageMercury Collection: Bristol Mercury, component assembly workshop

Bristol Mercury, component assembly workshop
Bristol Aeroplane Company - Bristol Mercury, 9-cylinder radial engine, component assembly workshop. Date: circa 1935

Background imageMercury Collection: Interior of the Heliopolis, Baalbek, Lebanon

Interior of the Heliopolis, Baalbek, Lebanon
View of the interior of the Heliopolis or Temple of Baalbek, Lebanon Beqaa Valley. Interno del Tempio di Balbec. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Giovanni Antonio Sasso from Giulio Ferrarios

Background imageMercury Collection: Theodosius I on horseback with sceptre

Theodosius I on horseback with sceptre. Theodosius the Great with sceptre, plumed helmet and caparisoned horse. From a column in Istanbul built after his victory over Magnus Maximus. Porta Aurea

Background imageMercury Collection: Two views of the surface of the planet Mercury

Two views of the surface of the planet Mercury -- a sun-scorched area and a frosty area. Date: 1950s

Background imageMercury Collection: View of a street and fountain of Mercury, Pompeii

View of a street and fountain of Mercury, Pompeii
View of a street and fountain of Mercury, VI.8.24, Pompeii. Chromolithograph and illustration by G. Autoriello from Antonio Niccolinis Pompeii: Views and Restorations (Pompeii)

Background imageMercury Collection: Taberna near the fountain of Mercury, VI. 5, Pompeii

Taberna near the fountain of Mercury, VI. 5, Pompeii
Thermolopium or taberna near the fountain of Mercury, VI.5, Pompeii. A man cooks food at a stove, while a women serves a customer using scales



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