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Oct19 Collection

Background imageOct19 Collection: Exmouth, Devon - St. John-in-the-Wilderness Church

Exmouth, Devon - St. John-in-the-Wilderness Church - in all of its wild glory. Date: circa 1908

Background imageOct19 Collection: Navin Field (Briggs Stadium), Detroit, Michigan, USA

Navin Field (Briggs Stadium), Detroit, Michigan, USA - Home of the Tigers. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageOct19 Collection: George Walker and Ada Overton Walker in In Dahomey

George Walker and Ada Overton Walker in In Dahomey
Miss Ada Overton Walker and Mr George Walker, performing " The Tsar of Dixie" a song in the play In Dahomey at the Shaftesbury Theatre in 1903

Background imageOct19 Collection: Coco Chanel in her own designs

Coco Chanel in her own designs
Coco Chanel in the garden of her hotel in the Faubourg St. Honore in a cardigan suit made with a sleeveless jumper of her own design. Date: 1929

Background imageOct19 Collection: Dorothy and Violet Vivian

Dorothy and Violet Vivian
Page from The Tatler in 1902 featuring photographs of the Hon. Dorothy Vivian and her twin sister, the Hon. Violet Vivian, daughters of 3rd Baron Vivian and his wife, Louisa Alice Duff

Background imageOct19 Collection: Napoli and the Bay of Naples - View toward Mount Vesuvius

Napoli and the Bay of Naples - View toward Mount Vesuvius and Villa (Palazzo) Donna anna (left) Date: circa 1903

Background imageOct19 Collection: Oberammergau, Germany - view on the Ammer (River)

Oberammergau, Germany - view on the Ammer (River)
Oberammergau, Bavarian Alps, Germany - view on the Ammer (River). Date: circa 1910s

Background imageOct19 Collection: Ballet Dancer Robert Helpmann as Hamlet

Ballet Dancer Robert Helpmann as Hamlet
Ballet Dancer Robert Helpmann (1909-1986) as Hamlet - London, New Theatre - Old Vic Production. Date: circa 1942

Background imageOct19 Collection: Lily Langtry by G. F. Watts

Lily Langtry by G. F. Watts
Lillie Langtry (1852 - 1929), English actress, painted by the artist George Frederick Watts. Date: 1938

Background imageOct19 Collection: St Andrews Home for Crippled Children, Hayling Island

St Andrews Home for Crippled Children, Hayling Island, Hampshire (1917-1921). Date: circa 1920s

Background imageOct19 Collection: Quayside, Padstow, Cornwall

Quayside, Padstow, Cornwall
The Quayside, Padstow, Cornwall - in quieter less-foody times... Date: circa 1910s

Background imageOct19 Collection: Swan Lake - Robert Helpmann as Prince Siegfried

Swan Lake - Robert Helpmann as Prince Siegfried
Ballet dancer Robert Helpmann (1909-1986) in the role of Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake (Le Lac des Cygnes) at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London (Sadlers Wells Ballet). Date: 1946

Background imageOct19 Collection: Cocoa bean pods - Trinidad - West Indies

Cocoa bean pods - Trinidad - West Indies Date: circa 1930s

Background imageOct19 Collection: Mr R. H. Gillespie, Managing Director, London Hippodrome

Mr R. H. Gillespie, Managing Director, London Hippodrome
R. H. Gillespie, managing director of the London Hippodrome from 1919 and director of Moss Empires Ltd, caricatured by Nerman in The Tatler. Date: 1926

Background imageOct19 Collection: Elsie Kay, Maie Ash & Katleen Dawn, The Catch of the Season

Elsie Kay, Maie Ash & Katleen Dawn, The Catch of the Season
Elsie Kay, Maie Ash and Kathleen Dawn in a wonderful publicity photograph for the popular comedy musical, The Catch of the Season at the Vaudeville Theatre

Background imageOct19 Collection: Annette Kellermann

Annette Kellermann
Annette Marie Sarah Kellerman (1886 - 1975), Australian swimmer, film star, and writer. One of the first women to wear a one-piece bathing costume, causing a minor scandal at the time

Background imageOct19 Collection: Cinderella at the London Hippodrome

Cinderella at the London Hippodrome
Cinderella, the first pantomime at the London Hippodrome, which received rave reviews. Top photographs show Hetty Chattel as the Prince, Ruth Lytton as Dandini and Amy Farrell as Cinderella

Background imageOct19 Collection: The second working trials of the sporting spaniel club

The second working trials of the sporting spaniel club, 1899. Date: 1899

Background imageOct19 Collection: Waiting for the last wave, Parkgate, Cheshire, England

Waiting for the last wave, Parkgate, Cheshire, England
Waiting for the last wave - Parkgate, Cheshire, England. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageOct19 Collection: Some Sunny personalities at the London Hippodrome

Some Sunny personalities at the London Hippodrome
Caricature by Nerman of the various performers appearing in the popular comedy musical, Sunny at the London Hippodrome in 1926. Top left Nancy Lovat, top right, Elsie Randolph

Background imageOct19 Collection: Herr Seeth and his performing animals, London Hippodrome

Herr Seeth and his performing animals, London Hippodrome
Herr Julius Seeth, lion tamer, in the arena at the London Hippodrome with two of his lions forming behind him with ponies and dogs. Date: 1903

Background imageOct19 Collection: Herr Graiss looping monkey, Diavolino

Herr Graiss looping monkey, Diavolino
Diavolino, a little monkey trained by Herr Grais, who performed the loop the loop on a tricycle at the London Hippodrome. Date: 1903

Background imageOct19 Collection: An acrobatic baboon at the Hippodrome

An acrobatic baboon at the Hippodrome
Herr Grais with his performing acrobatic baboon at the London Hippodrome in 1902. Date: 1902

Background imageOct19 Collection: Diavolino, the monkey that loops the loop, London Hippodrome

Diavolino, the monkey that loops the loop, London Hippodrome
Diavolino, the monkey that looped the loop on a little tricycle at the London Hippodrome in 1902. Date: 1902

Background imageOct19 Collection: Jessie Stonor, sculptor

Jessie Stonor, sculptor
Portrait of the sculptor, Jessie Stonor, posed at the window of her London studio contemplating a mask of herself. She held an exhibition of her work at the Beaux Arts Gallery in October 1938

Background imageOct19 Collection: Sylvia Thompson by Madame Yevonde

Sylvia Thompson by Madame Yevonde
Sylvia Thompson, Mrs Luling (1902 - 1968), English novelist, writer and public speaker photographed by Madame Yevonde. Date: 1931

Background imageOct19 Collection: The Rock of Gibraltar from the beach

The Rock of Gibraltar from the beach. Date: 1935

Background imageOct19 Collection: Julia Farron - Ballet Dancer in Mlle. Theodore - Scene 1

Julia Farron - Ballet Dancer in Mlle. Theodore - Scene 1
Julia Farron (1922-2019) - Ballet Dancer performing as Mademoiselle Theodore in The Prospect Before Us, scene 1, a one-act comic ballet in seven scenes

Background imageOct19 Collection: Elsa Schiaparelli and daughter Gogo at Monte Carlo

Elsa Schiaparelli and daughter Gogo at Monte Carlo
Elsa Schiaparelli (1890 - 1973), Italian fashion designer, pictured on holiday at Monte Carlo in the company of her daughter, Gogo. Date: 1938

Background imageOct19 Collection: Mike Parker, equerry to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Mike Parker, equerry to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Lieutenant-Commander John Michael Avison Parker, CVO, AM (23 June 1920 29 December 2001), Australian who served as an officer of the Royal Navy (RN), and as Private Secretary to Prince Philip

Background imageOct19 Collection: Lord & Lady Loughborough and Sir John Milbanke

Lord & Lady Loughborough and Sir John Milbanke
Margaret Sheila Mackellar Chisholm, daughter of Harry Chisholm of Sydney, NSW, Australia married in 1915 Francis Edward Scudamore St Clair-Erskine, Lord Loughborough

Background imageOct19 Collection: Mail arriving by boat in Calshot Harbour, Tristan de Cunha

Mail arriving by boat in Calshot Harbour, Tristan de Cunha
Tristan de Cunha - Mail arriving by boat in Calshot Harbour. Tristan da Cunha, colloquially Tristan, is a remote group of volcanic islands in the south Atlantic Ocean which includes Gough Island

Background imageOct19 Collection: Carl Zeiss Jena Concave Mirror Lens - Searchlights

Carl Zeiss Jena Concave Mirror Lens - Searchlights
Carl Zeiss Jena Concave Mirror Lens for large electric headlamps (searchlights) which used these 2m wide parabolic reflectors. Date: 1926

Background imageOct19 Collection: Princess Henry of Battenberg and her children

Princess Henry of Battenberg and her children
Princess Beatrice, after her marriage, Princess Henry of Battenberg, youngest child of Queen Victoria with her four children, Ena, Maurice (in sailor suit)

Background imageOct19 Collection: Dining car of the Cote D Azur Express

Dining car of the Cote D Azur Express
Opulent interior of the new Calais-Mediterranean Express. The service left Calais on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in connection with the 11am train from Victoria while passenger enjoyed a

Background imageOct19 Collection: Gold Mine Headgear - Witwatersrand (East) - South Africa

Gold Mine Headgear - Witwatersrand (East) - South Africa. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageOct19 Collection: The Chowk, Allahabad (Prayagraj), Uttar Pradesh, India

The Chowk, Allahabad (Prayagraj), Uttar Pradesh, India
The Chowk (marketplace), Allahabad (Prayagraj), Uttar Pradesh, India Date: circa 1905

Background imageOct19 Collection: Old railway track at Winsford, Cheshire

Old railway track at Winsford, Cheshire
Bullhead rail on stone sleepers at Over & Wharton (Winsford, Cheshire) on the LNWR. Possibly a re-use of redundant tramway blocks? Date: 1905

Background imageOct19 Collection: John A Grooms Crippleage, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex

John A Grooms Crippleage, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex
The Chippleage Wheelers at John A. Grooms Crippleage and Orphanage, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. Groom, a London engraver and evangelical preacher

Background imageOct19 Collection: Hither Green Lane, Hither Green, London

Hither Green Lane, Hither Green, London - absolutely classic late Victorian suburban housing. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageOct19 Collection: Anne and Christine Bevan by Madame Yevonde

Anne and Christine Bevan by Madame Yevonde
Anne and Christine Bevan, daughters of Mr Edwyn Bevan and the former Mary Waldegrave, photographed by Madame Yevonde at the time Anne was to be married to Charles Craven Saunderson. Date: 1926

Background imageOct19 Collection: Champion Australian axemen at the London Hippodrome

Champion Australian axemen at the London Hippodrome
Peter McClaren, the champion axeman of Australia) and Harry H. Jackson, giving an exhibition of tree cutting at the London Hippodrome in 1907. Date: 1907

Background imageOct19 Collection: Mlle. Anita, the Doll Lady, and her brother

Mlle. Anita, the Doll Lady, and her brother
Mlle. Anita, measuring about twenty-six inches in height, and known as The Doll Lady or the Living Doll, pictured with her ordinary-sized brother, Herr Ignatz Zachowly during a visit to England

Background imageOct19 Collection: An Interview with Consul the Chimpanzee

An Interview with Consul the Chimpanzee
Sketches of Consul, the celebrity chimpanzee known as the man monkey appearing at the Hippodrome in 1903. Charles Sykes, reporting for The Bystanders very first issue

Background imageOct19 Collection: James & Marie Finney, exhibition swimmers at Hippodrome

James & Marie Finney, exhibition swimmers at Hippodrome
James Finney and his sister Marie, champion exhibition swimmers, appearing at the newly-opened London Hippodrome in 1900. Date: 1900

Background imageOct19 Collection: Mme. Lucien Lelong wearing a Lelong design

Mme. Lucien Lelong wearing a Lelong design
Madame Lucien Lelong, formerly Princess Nathalie Paley, and wife of the dress designer, pictured modelling one of her husbands designs

Background imageOct19 Collection: Marchioness of Londonderry at Londonderry House

Marchioness of Londonderry at Londonderry House
Edith Vane-Tempest-Stewart, Marchioness of Londonderry DBE (1878 - 1959), noted society hostess, and, during the First World War director of the Womens Legion

Background imageOct19 Collection: Lord Althorp and Lady Adelaide Spencer in The Tatler

Lord Althorp and Lady Adelaide Spencer in The Tatler
Page from The Tatler featuring (right), Albert Edward John, Seventh Earl Spencer (1892 - 1975), grandfather of Diana, Princess of Wales



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