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Background imageOrder Collection: St Joseph of Cupertino

St Joseph of Cupertino
Guiseppe da Cupertino (1603- 1663) the flying friar. His birth mirrored that of Christ. A devout boy he entered the Francisan order & the miraculous levitations began

Background imageOrder Collection: Police Public Call Box in the snow, London

Police Public Call Box in the snow, London
A Police Public Call Box, on a London street on a snowy day. The Metropolitan Police introduced police boxes throughout the London area between 1928 and 1937

Background imageOrder Collection: Royal Marine / Graphic

Royal Marine / Graphic
ROYAL MARINE LIGHT INFANTRY A private in marching order

Background imageOrder Collection: Steam Engine / Governor

Steam Engine / Governor
Governor, or Fly-Ball Governor, invented by James Watt to regulate the supply of steam in order to preserve a nearly fixed engine speed

Background imageOrder Collection: A Garden Guide - Extracting a Weed from a Lawn

A Garden Guide - Extracting a Weed from a Lawn
Illustration by William Heath Robinson (1872-1944) showing a typically convoluted method of weeding a garden lawn. A man is hosted by ropes supported by a teepee configuration of poles worked by

Background imageOrder Collection: Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station
Designed by Giles Gilbert Scott, building began in 1933. It was the first of a series of very large electric generators set up in order to nationalize the grid

Background imageOrder Collection: Tank in Battle of Menin Road, Ypres, Belgium, WW1

Tank in Battle of Menin Road, Ypres, Belgium, WW1
A British tank at the Battle of Menin Road, Ypres, Belgium, during the First World War. Some of the crew have come out for a breath of fresh air while waiting for the order to advance. Date: 1917

Background imageOrder Collection: Saint Francis of Assisi

Saint Francis of Assisi (Giovanni Francesco di Bernardone 1182-1226) - Catholic deacon and preacher and founder of the Order of Friars Minor, more commonly known as the Franciscans

Background imageOrder Collection: Stockings 1920S Photo

Stockings 1920S Photo
A young woman, wearing a fur coat, cloche hat & T-bar shoes, lifts her leg up on a bench in order to reveal her stocking tops & garters

Background imageOrder Collection: Saint John of the Cross (1542-1591). Engraving. Colored

Saint John of the Cross (1542-1591). Engraving. Colored
Saint John of the Cross (1542-1591). Spanish friar of DIscalced Carmelite Order. Engraving. Colored

Background imageOrder Collection: A selection of common British Moths

A selection of common British Moths Date: circa 1920s

Background imageOrder Collection: Great Orders of Knighthood and other high decorations

Great Orders of Knighthood and other high decorations
Insignia of the chief orders following in importance that of the Garter. The ribbons are represented by the backgrounds, except in the Order of Merit, and that of the Companions of Honour. Date: 1937

Background imageOrder Collection: The coronation of King George VI

The coronation of King George VI in Westminster Abbey, London, showing the moment the king is crowned.Date: 1937

Background imageOrder Collection: Flight Lieutenant K. H. F Letford, DFO

Flight Lieutenant K. H. F Letford, DFO
Flight Lieutenant Kenneth Harold Francis Letford, as he appeared in the Illustrated London News in 1949, when he was awarded a bar to his Distinguished Flying Cross for gallantry in assisting HMS

Background imageOrder Collection: Blues and Royals - Corporal of the Horse

Blues and Royals - Corporal of the Horse (Riding Instructor) - Dismounted Review Order. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageOrder Collection: King Edward VIII as Admiral of the Fleet by John St. Helier

King Edward VIII as Admiral of the Fleet by John St. Helier
King Edward VIII (1894-1972), later Duke of Windsor, painted by John St. Helier Lander in the robes of Admiral of the Fleet and as Sovereign of The Order of the Garter

Background imageOrder Collection: Organ - Tippoos Tiger

Organ - Tippoos Tiger
The unusual organ Tippoos Tiger, constructed to the order of Tippoo Sahib (1753- 1799), Sultan of Mysore, and represents the mauling of an East India Company Officer

Background imageOrder Collection: Detachment of The Black Watch in Dundee, Scotland

Detachment of The Black Watch in Dundee, Scotland
Threatening encounters between rioters and the police in Dundee, Scotland, brought a large detachment of The Black Watch to the city

Background imageOrder Collection: Met Police officers during Grunwick dispute

Met Police officers during Grunwick dispute
Two Metropolitan Police officers relax on deckchairs in The Mall, Central London, waiting for a political demonstration over the Grunwick dispute to begin

Background imageOrder Collection: Police Public Call Box, London

Police Public Call Box, London
A police officer using a Police Public Call Box on a London street. The Metropolitan Police introduced police boxes throughout the London area between 1928 and 1937

Background imageOrder Collection: Trial of Anchors at the Royal Dockyard, Sheerness, July 1852

Trial of Anchors at the Royal Dockyard, Sheerness, July 1852
Engraving of a trial of various anchor designs, held at the Royal Dockyard Sheerness, from the Illustrated London News, 17th July 1852

Background imageOrder Collection: The Girl who ordered a glass of milk at the Cafe Royal

The Girl who ordered a glass of milk at the Cafe Royal
Illustration by H. M. Bateman showing a blushing young woman regretting her decision to order a glass of milk in Londons fashionable Cafe Royal because of the laughter

Background imageOrder Collection: Royal Irish Hussars

Royal Irish Hussars
8TH (THE KINGs ROYAL IRISH) HUSSARS A trooper in marching order mounted on his horse

Background imageOrder Collection: Ursuline Nuns

Ursuline Nuns (Nuns of the Order of Saint Ursula of Cologne)

Background imageOrder Collection: Greece. Athens. Hadrians Library. Created by Roman Emperor

Greece. Athens. Hadrians Library. Created by Roman Emperor Hadrian in 132 AD. Noth side of the Acropolis of Athens. Corintian order. Detail. Date: 20070527

Background imageOrder Collection: Life Guard - Lance Corporal - Mounted Review Order

Life Guard - Lance Corporal - Mounted Review Order (wearing cuirass). Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageOrder Collection: Freemasons at the Royal Albert Hall

Freemasons at the Royal Albert Hall
The installation of his Royal Highness Albert Edward, Prince of Wales as Grand Master of the freemasons of England at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Background imageOrder Collection: Elizabeth Ann Seton

Elizabeth Ann Seton
ELIZABETH ANN SETON (nee Bayley) American saint : widowed, she converted to Roman Catholic church, founded religious order and church schools

Background imageOrder Collection: Guns at Maiwand

Guns at Maiwand
BATTLE OF MAIWAND Saving the guns : though the British force was defeated by the Afghans, they were able to retreat to Kandahar in relatively good order

Background imageOrder Collection: Saint Clare and Sisters

Saint Clare and Sisters
CLARA (Clare) of ASSISI Italian friend and follower of Francesco d Assisi, she founded the order of Poor Clares : she performed several useful miracles

Background imageOrder Collection: Order British Empire

Order British Empire
Order of the British Empire (Obe)

Background imageOrder Collection: Samurai Elevated

Samurai Elevated
In the 8th century, during the Fujiwara era, the military order of Samurai are elevated to an elite rank above other citizens, with a strict moral code and high cultural values

Background imageOrder Collection: Order of the Garter

Order of the Garter
The Order of the GARTER, and its insignia

Background imageOrder Collection: Membership certificate, Ancient Order of Druids

Membership certificate, Ancient Order of Druids, illustrated with a Druid playing a harp, with Stonehenge in the background

Background imageOrder Collection: The Tomb of Sufi Saint Nizamuddin Auliya

The Tomb of Sufi Saint Nizamuddin Auliya
Nizamuddin Dargah complex, in Nizamuddin West, Delhi, India. The Well near the Tomb of Muhammad Nizamuddin Auliya (or Awliya) (12381325) - also known as Hazrat Nizamuddin

Background imageOrder Collection: The Night Watch, 1662, by Rembrandt (1606-1669)

The Night Watch, 1662, by Rembrandt (1606-1669)
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606-1669). Dutch painter. The Night Watch, 1662. Rijksmuseum. Amsterdam. Holland

Background imageOrder Collection: Advertisement, Freemans catalogue, featuring Lulu

Advertisement, Freemans catalogue, featuring Lulu
Advertisement for the Freemans of London mail order catalogue, featuring the pop singer Lulu, March 1975. 1975

Background imageOrder Collection: Policemen in station parade room, London

Policemen in station parade room, London
Four policemen stand ready in their uniforms, with notebooks, whistles and truncheons, in the station parade room at Ruislip, north west London, watched by their commanding officer

Background imageOrder Collection: Wallis Simpson

Wallis Simpson
A glamorous studio portrait of Bessie Wallis Warfield Simpson, later Duchess of Windsor (1896-1986), American socialite. Born in Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania, she divorced her second husband

Background imageOrder Collection: The Tomb of Sufi Saint Nizamuddin Auliya

The Tomb of Sufi Saint Nizamuddin Auliya
Nizamuddin Dargah complex, in Nizamuddin West, Delhi, India. The Well near the Tomb of Muhammad Nizamuddin Auliya (or Awliya) (12381325) - also known as Hazrat Nizamuddin

Background imageOrder Collection: Michiel de Ruyter as Lieutenant-Admiral, 1667, by Ferdinand

Michiel de Ruyter as Lieutenant-Admiral, 1667, by Ferdinand
Michiel de Ruyter (1607-1676). Dutch Admiral. Portrait of Michiel de Ruyter as Lieutenant-Admiral, 1667, by Ferdinand Bol (1616-1680). Rijksmuseum. Amsterdam. Holland

Background imageOrder Collection: San Pietro in Montorio. The Tempietto built by Donato Braman

San Pietro in Montorio. The Tempietto built by Donato Braman
Renaissance Art. Italy. San Pietro in Montorio. The Tempietto built by Donato Bramante (1444-1514). Drawing by Andrea Palladio (1508-1580). Elevation

Background imageOrder Collection: John Of God, Saint (1495-1550). Portuguese religious

John Of God, Saint (1495-1550). Portuguese religious man, founder of the ador de la Order of Charity or of Hospitallers (Hospitaller Brothers of St. John of God)

Background imageOrder Collection: Banquet des Chevaliers de l Ordre du Saint-Esprit

Banquet des Chevaliers de l Ordre du Saint-Esprit donne au chateau de Fontainebleau le 14 mai 1633, French School. The Knights of the Order of the Holy Spirit sit at two long tables

Background imageOrder Collection: The Royal Scots Greys - 2nd Dragoons

The Royal Scots Greys - 2nd Dragoons. Officer - Review order. The Colonel-in-Chief was (at this time) Tsar Nicholas II ! Date: circa 1910s

Background imageOrder Collection: Queen Mary, c. 1911

Queen Mary, c. 1911
Photographic portrait of Queen Mary, previously Princess May of Teck (1867-1953), pictured c.1911, wearing robes of the Order of the Garter

Background imageOrder Collection: Zulu war. At Bay. The Battle of Isandula (Isandhlwana), Janua

Zulu war. At Bay. The Battle of Isandula (Isandhlwana), Janua
The last order we heard given was Fix bayonets, men, and die like English soldiers do, and so they did. Extract from a letter from a survivor

Background imageOrder Collection: Doukhobors Stripping

Doukhobors Stripping
Men of the Second Pilgrimage are stopped at Yorkton, where they undress : the Canadian Police arrest them and order them to get dressed, then take them back to the settlement



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