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Oct16 Collection

Background imageOct16 Collection: The Blue Ray by Shirland Quin - Flyer, Eastbourne Production

The Blue Ray by Shirland Quin - Flyer, Eastbourne Production
The Blue Ray by Shirland Quin. First produced at the Devonshire Park Theatre in Eastbourne on 28th November 1927. Back and front pages of the flyer for the Eastbourne production

Background imageOct16 Collection: Flying Officer W E Johns - Biggles stories in Modern Boy

Flying Officer W E Johns - Biggles stories in Modern Boy
Advertisement in The Modern Boy magazine for the forthcoming series of stories written by Flying Officer W. E. Johns concerning the wartime adventures of Captain James Bigglesworth

Background imageOct16 Collection: HM Queen Mary (of Teck) - Queen of King George V

HM Queen Mary (of Teck) - Queen of King George V
HM Queen Mary (of Teck) (1867-1953) - Queen of King George V - superb photographic portrait. Date: 1911

Background imageOct16 Collection: Motorbike racing - Tourist Trophy Race

Motorbike racing - Tourist Trophy Race
Motorcycle race - high speed cornering in the great Tourist Trophy Race. Date: 1932

Background imageOct16 Collection: Father Christmas parachuting out of a plane

Father Christmas parachuting out of a plane
Father Christmas jumps out of an aeroplane using a parachute onto snowy rooftops. Who needs reindeer to deliver presents in the modern age? Date: 1932

Background imageOct16 Collection: Stoney Middleton, Middleton Dale, Derbyshire

Stoney Middleton, Middleton Dale, Derbyshire
Stoney Middleton - a village in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England. It at the foot of the limestone valley of Middleton Dale. Date: 1904

Background imageOct16 Collection: The Boat Race

The Boat Race
Oxford and Cambridge rowing teams pictured battling to win the Boat Race. Date: 1932

Background imageOct16 Collection: The Modern Boy front cover - Nelson polar bear attack

The Modern Boy front cover - Nelson polar bear attack
Front cover of The Modern Boy featuring an illustration showing Horatio Nelson when young fighting off an attack from a polar bear when his ship was frozen in ice in the Arctic. Date: 1932

Background imageOct16 Collection: Jemima! Drawn by Cecil Aldin

Jemima! Drawn by Cecil Aldin
Illustration of a small white and brown terrier dog with medium-length scruffy hair, seated on a roughly sketched arm chair. Date: 1928

Background imageOct16 Collection: Venice, Italy - Torcello - Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta

Venice, Italy - Torcello - Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta
The Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta (left) - a basilica church on the island of Torcello, Venice. On the right is the church of Santa Fosca. Date: circa 1908

Background imageOct16 Collection: Young women in fancy dress costumes

Young women in fancy dress costumes
A group of young women dressed in fancy dress costumes preserve the moment for posterity with a photograph in studio. Three are dressed in variations on clown outfits

Background imageOct16 Collection: British battleship firing its guns

British battleship firing its guns
Hurling one-ton shells twenty miles. A British battleship fires its 16 inch guns which are able to hurl shells twenty miles across the ocean. Date: 1932

Background imageOct16 Collection: RAF lifeboats to the rescue

RAF lifeboats to the rescue
RAF motor boats rescuing a pilot who has crash landed at sea. The boats were built at the British Power Boats works at Southampton and with 100 h.p. engines, could travel at 26 miles per hour

Background imageOct16 Collection: A birds eye view of the island of Taiwan

A birds eye view of the island of Taiwan featuring Taipei and Yushan (also known as Mount Yu or Jade Mountain ) - the highest mountain in Taiwan. Created during the Japanese occupation

Background imageOct16 Collection: Royal Air Force display at Hendon

Royal Air Force display at Hendon
Crazy flying stunts at the Royal Air Force Display at Hendon. Date: 1933

Background imageOct16 Collection: Submarines against the Japanese, 1944

Submarines against the Japanese, 1944
A double page spread in The Sphere, 1944, entitled " Submarines against the Japs: British underwater craft operating in the Far East." On the left hand page

Background imageOct16 Collection: A Floating Flying Field

A Floating Flying Field
A fleet of Blackburn Darts aeroplanes take off from an aircraft carrier in the middle of the sea. Date: 1932

Background imageOct16 Collection: Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius, Lithuania
Painting by Mstislav Valerianovich Dobuzhinsky of Vilnius, Lithuania. Date: 1913

Background imageOct16 Collection: Sviyazhsk Monastery at Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia

Sviyazhsk Monastery at Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia
Painting by Georgiy Kreskentievich Loukomsky of the Sviyazhsk Monastery at Kazan, the capital and largest city of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia. Date: 1913

Background imageOct16 Collection: Warsaw - The Bruhl Palace (Sandomierski Palace)

Warsaw - The Bruhl Palace (Sandomierski Palace)
The Bruhl Palace (Polish: Palac Bruhla), otherwise known as Sandomierski Palace was a palace standing at Pilsudski Square

Background imageOct16 Collection: Courtyard - the former building of the University of Vilnius

Courtyard - the former building of the University of Vilnius
Vilnius. Courtyard of the former building of the University of Vilnius, Lithuania. Date: 1910

Background imageOct16 Collection: Lomonosov Bridge, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Lomonosov Bridge, Saint Petersburg, Russia. Named after the great Russian polymath Mikhail Lomonosov, whose advances in chemistry, mathematics

Background imageOct16 Collection: How Germany treats neutral commerce, torpedo WW1

How Germany treats neutral commerce, torpedo WW1
How Germany treats neutral commerce in the First World War. A German torpedo just about to strike a merchantman. 1915

Background imageOct16 Collection: A topical page from The Graphic, entitled 'The mystic city of Mosul

A topical page from The Graphic, entitled "The mystic city of Mosul
A topical page from The Graphic, entitled " The mystic city of Mosul." Asking if " a settlement with the Turks is in sight

Background imageOct16 Collection: Irene Vanbrugh

Irene Vanbrugh
Date: 1899

Background imageOct16 Collection: Rakutenchi Entertainment Complex, Sennichimae, Osaka, Japan

Rakutenchi Entertainment Complex, Sennichimae, Osaka, Japan
Rakutenchi Entertainment Complex / Amusement Park, Sennichimae (Sennichimaye), Osaka, Japan - popular shopping street/district

Background imageOct16 Collection: Gordon Richards and his wife at his bungalow in Marlborough

Gordon Richards and his wife at his bungalow in Marlborough
Photograph of the champion jockey, Sir Gordon Richards (5 May 1904 10 November 1986), and his wife, previously Miss Margaret Winckle

Background imageOct16 Collection: Zmey Goynych (Slavic Three-headed dragon)

Zmey Goynych (Slavic Three-headed dragon)
Reproduction of a painting by Ivan Yakovlevich Bilibin depicting the Zmey Goynych (Slavic three-headed dragon). The Russian version (pictured) has three heads, is green, walks on two back paws

Background imageOct16 Collection: Tsar Nicholas II, Alexandra Feodorovna and Tsarevich Alexei

Tsar Nicholas II, Alexandra Feodorovna and Tsarevich Alexei
Tsar Nicholas II (1868-1917), the last emperor of Russia with his wife Alexandra Feodorovna and his son, the Tsarevich Alexei. The Romanovs became victims of the 1917 Russian revolution

Background imageOct16 Collection: Woman in clown fancy dress outfit

Woman in clown fancy dress outfit
A woman poses for her studio photograph, looking quite pensive considering the wacky checked clown outfit shes wearing. Date: 1920s

Background imageOct16 Collection: Wedding of Emperor Franz-Joseph I Austria to Elisabeth

Wedding of Emperor Franz-Joseph I Austria to Elisabeth
Wedding of Emperor Franz-Joseph I(1830-1916) of Austria to Princess Elisabeth of Bavaria(1837-1898), in the church of the Augustins at Vienna. Date: April 1854

Background imageOct16 Collection: Rear view of two young Zulu Women, South Africa

Rear view of two young Zulu Women, South Africa. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageOct16 Collection: Ju-Ju Doctor, Sierra Leone, West Africa

Ju-Ju Doctor, Sierra Leone, West Africa. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageOct16 Collection: Mendi (Mende) Dancing Girls, Sierra Leone, West Africa

Mendi (Mende) Dancing Girls, Sierra Leone, West Africa. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageOct16 Collection: Hairdressing in Sierra Leone, West Africa

Hairdressing in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageOct16 Collection: A row of girls from Togo, West Africa

A row of girls from Togo, West Africa, increasing from left to right in age and height. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageOct16 Collection: Kirdi Village, Mokolo, Cameroon, Africa

Kirdi Village, Mokolo, Cameroon, Africa. The Kirdi (or Kapsiki) people are cattle keepers in the Mandara Hills along the Nigerian border in the area of Margui-Wandala between Mokolo and Bourrah

Background imageOct16 Collection: The Altarpiece in Molde Cathedral, Norway

The Altarpiece in Molde Cathedral, Norway
The Altarpiece in Molde Cathedral by Axel Hjalmar Ender (1853-1920) - a Norwegian painter and sculptor. Depiction of the Day of Jesus Resurrection - in this scene, Mary Magdalene

Background imageOct16 Collection: Monks at Dinner - Friday by Walter Dendy Sadler

Monks at Dinner - Friday by Walter Dendy Sadler
Friday Though they have vowed to eat no meat on Friday, the Abbot, monks and guests are allowed plenty of wine with their Friday meal of fish. Now in the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. Date: 1913

Background imageOct16 Collection: Advert for Trilene Tablets, weight loss 1898

Advert for Trilene Tablets, weight loss 1898
All Fat People, Victorian advert for a cure for overweight people, reducing your weight in a few weeks by simply taking Trilene Tablets. Date: 1898

Background imageOct16 Collection: Tiger and snake fight in the jungle

Tiger and snake fight in the jungle
The Roaring Tiger of Johore - impression of a ferocious tiger caught by Frank Buck, who documented the catching of a tiger in the wild

Background imageOct16 Collection: Racing at Brooklands in the 1930s

Racing at Brooklands in the 1930s
Racing cars at Brooklands whizzing around the track. Date: 1932

Background imageOct16 Collection: Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway

Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway
A New British-American Baby Loco! The Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Miniature Railway, the ambitious fifteen gauge passenger railway that stills runs to this day across Romney Marsh. Date: 1932

Background imageOct16 Collection: Tokyo, Japan - View down Ginza Street

Tokyo, Japan - View down Ginza Street. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageOct16 Collection: WW2 - Post-war Germany - The NaFI Club in Hamburg

WW2 - Post-war Germany - The NaFI Club in Hamburg
WW2 - Post-war Germany - The NaFI (Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes) Club ( Victory Club ) in Hamburg. Date: circa late 1940s

Background imageOct16 Collection: Tewfik Palace Hotel, Helouan (Helwan), Egypt

Tewfik Palace Hotel, Helouan (Helwan), Egypt - now art of Greater Cairo on the bank of the Nile, opposite the ruins of Memphis. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageOct16 Collection: A Group of Somali Women in Aden, Yemen

A Group of Somali Women in Aden, Yemen. Date: 1906

Background imageOct16 Collection: The British Empire - Mane of the Lion names the territories

The British Empire - Mane of the Lion names the territories
The British Empire - The mane of the Lion names the principal territories. Date: circa 1910s



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