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Background imagePast Collection: Glasgow Street Scene

Glasgow Street Scene
An electric tram grinds along Charing Cross, past a row of fruit barrows

Background imagePast Collection: Sussex Vs. Kent C. 1840

Sussex Vs. Kent C. 1840
A wonderful picture of the match between the sides at Brighton, with many of the top players of past and present, including Alfred Mynn, Felix, Wisden and Wenman (batting)

Background imagePast Collection: Dickensian Party

Dickensian Party
Mrs Fezziwigs Ball - shown to Scrooge by the Ghost of Christmas Past

Background imagePast Collection: Routemaster Bus

Routemaster Bus
A No.76 Routemaster bus drives past the Houses of Parliament, Westminster, on its way to Stoke Newington, north London

Background imagePast Collection: Welwyn Garden City, an example of town planning

Welwyn Garden City, an example of town planning
An advertisement for new houses and industrial sites at the new town of Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, an example of town planning, designed to take people away from polluted cities

Background imagePast Collection: St Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line Benoist Xiv / 14 Biplan?

St Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line Benoist Xiv / 14 Biplan?
St Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line Benoist Xiv / 14 Biplane Seaplane, 43 Lark of Duluth - the Original Flight of the Worlds First Scheduled Airline over Tampa Bay, Florida

Background imagePast Collection: The beehive terminal building at Gatwick Airport in 1937

The beehive terminal building at Gatwick Airport in 1937. de Havilland DH86 Express Air Liner, G-ADEA, of British Airways, flies past. Date: 1937

Background imagePast Collection: Rolls-Royce Merlin 61 Piston-Engine

Rolls-Royce Merlin 61 Piston-Engine Date: 1942

Background imagePast Collection: Demon and Witches

Demon and Witches
A countrywoman is amazed to see two witches - one male, one female - flying past escorted by the Devil who, it seems, also needs a broomstick

Background imagePast Collection: Lilienthal No 11 Glider

Lilienthal No 11 Glider
Otto Lilienthal Taking-Off in His Normal Segelapparat Number 11 Gleitflug, at His Fliegeburg in Lichterfelde, Germany Date: 1895

Background imagePast Collection: The Zulu war. Scene of the Battle of Isandula (Isandhlwana)

The Zulu war. Scene of the Battle of Isandula (Isandhlwana)
After the Battle of Isadhlwana. A description by Lieutenant Crealock reads, Day waned and the night hung over the hill, when we reached the last ridge, beyond which lay what had been our camp

Background imagePast Collection: Northrop Gamma

Northrop Gamma
Lt-Cdr Frank M. Hawks First Prototype Northrop Gamma Named Texaco Sky Chief Texaco No.11 Parked at New York Floyd Bennett Field, Usa, Msn1 Date: 1933

Background imagePast Collection: British Empire Exhibition, 1924

British Empire Exhibition, 1924
A poster which declares that Britains past and present beckon you to Wembley, the north London venue of this exhibition

Background imagePast Collection: C17 Sailing Ships

C17 Sailing Ships
A ships boat takes an officer ashore past two naval vessels

Background imagePast Collection: Nelson on Shore

Nelson on Shore
HORATIO, LORD NELSON standing on a rocky shore, while a line of warships sails past behind him

Background imagePast Collection: Futuristic transport -- the torpedo car

Futuristic transport -- the torpedo car
This is how Mr Fletcher Felts suggests we tackle the inner- city traffic problem - monorails whizzing over the jammed cars, whirring smoothly past our windows

Background imagePast Collection: Movie Chief Technical Advisor General Adolf Galland (Lef?

Movie Chief Technical Advisor General Adolf Galland (Lef?
Movie Chief Technical Advisor General Adolf Galland (Left), Former Head of the Real Luftwaffe, Standing Shaking-Hands with Actor Hein Riess Playing Reichmarschall Hermann Goering (Right)

Background imagePast Collection: 13139861

13139861
The designer and photographic artist Cecil Beaton (standing - r) showing costume designs to Lady Domville (seated, left) and Mrs Sacheverell Sitwell (seated)

Background imagePast Collection: Scout Jamboree 1920

Scout Jamboree 1920
Sea Scouts from the British Isles march past Chief Scout, General Sir Robert Baden-Powell, part of a parade featuring scouts from the many nations who attended the first World Jamboree

Background imagePast Collection: RAF Squadron Gloster Meteor Based at Duxford in 1950S

RAF Squadron Gloster Meteor Based at Duxford in 1950S

Background imagePast Collection: Zeppelin LZ-9 Schwaben Airship Flying in 1911

Zeppelin LZ-9 Schwaben Airship Flying in 1911 Date: 1911

Background imagePast Collection: Handley Page HP-80 Victor

Handley Page HP-80 Victor
RAF Handley Page Hp-80 Victor During Take-Off at Radlett, UK Date: 1953

Background imagePast Collection: Boeing F-15 Eagle

Boeing F-15 Eagle
Mcdonnell Douglas / Boeing F-15 Eagle

Background imagePast Collection: Actor Hein Riess (Left) Playing Reichmarschall Hermann G?

Actor Hein Riess (Left) Playing Reichmarschall Hermann G?
Actor Hein Riess (Left) Playing Reichmarschall Hermann Goering Commander-In-Chief of the Luftwaffe in Uniform During the Filming of the Movie The Battle-Of-Britain 1968 / 1969 Date: 1968

Background imagePast Collection: Mitsubishi A5M4 Claude

Mitsubishi A5M4 Claude
A Japan - Imperial Japanese Navy Mitsubishi A5M4 Claude Parked Date: 1940s

Background imagePast Collection: Mitsubishi A5M Claude

Mitsubishi A5M Claude
A Japan - Imperial Japanese Navy Mitsubishi A5M Claude Parked Date: 1940s

Background imagePast Collection: Vought XF5U-1 Flying Pancake

Vought XF5U-1 Flying Pancake
Vought Xf5U-1 Flying Pancake Unusual Design Parked Flying Flapjack Date: 1948

Background imagePast Collection: Queen Marys visit to Poplar Schools at Brentwood

Queen Marys visit to Poplar Schools at Brentwood
In 1906, the Poplar Union (East London) established a Schools site located between Shenfield and Hutton, near Brentwood, Essex

Background imagePast Collection: Futuristic Rocket Car

Futuristic Rocket Car
THE SHAVER MYSTERY by Richards Shaver. A red rocket car speeds past strange stone carvings of monsters in a cave, evading the fire from a ray-gun

Background imagePast Collection: Police Motorcycles

Police Motorcycles
Metropolitan Police motorcyclists esccorting an ambulance past Buckingham Palace in London

Background imagePast Collection: Musical Angels

Musical Angels
Musical angels fly past

Background imagePast Collection: St Johns Gate Clerkenwell

St Johns Gate Clerkenwell
St Johns Gate, in Clerkenwell, Middlesex, now within central London, is one of the few tangible remains from Clerkenwells monastic past

Background imagePast Collection: Bell 204 HU-1A Iroquois Huey

Bell 204 HU-1A Iroquois Huey
US Army Bell 204 Yhu-1D Iroquois Huey First-Flight at Bell Fort Worth Facility Date: 1963

Background imagePast Collection: Film Processing Times and Conversion Tables Early Years ?

Film Processing Times and Conversion Tables Early Years ?
Film Processing Times and Conversion Tables Early Years of Aerial-Photography History - Instructions from 1944 Date: 1944

Background imagePast Collection: Fiat CR-20 BIS

Fiat CR-20 BIS
An Italian Air Force Fiat Cr-20 Bis Parked on Grass Date: 1930s

Background imagePast Collection: WW2 Fighter Air Ace Mike Kolendorski of 71 Eagle Squadron

WW2 Fighter Air Ace Mike Kolendorski of 71 Eagle Squadron Date: 1940s

Background imagePast Collection: de Havilland DH-106 Comet

de Havilland DH-106 Comet
Flight Crew in the Cockpit a de Havilland Dh-106 Comet Date: 1960s

Background imagePast Collection: Santos Dumont No 14bis

Santos Dumont No 14bis
Mr Alberto Santos Dumont Taxiing His 14Bis before Flying a Distnce of 60 Metres at a Height of 3 Metres to Gain the Archdeacon Prize, Paris, France Date: 1906

Background imagePast Collection: Short S-29 Stirling B-1

Short S-29 Stirling B-1
An RAF Short Stirling Heavy Bomber with Pilot, Air & Ground Crew. it Has a Top Speed of 280Mph, a Loaded Weight of 70, 000Lb, a Wingpan of 99 Feet and a Length of 87 Feet 3 Inches Date: 1942

Background imagePast Collection: Frost Ornithopter

Frost Ornithopter
Mr Edward Purkis with a Frost Ornithopter in 1877 Date: 1877

Background imagePast Collection: R M Bolstons Large Model Ornithopter in 1907

R M Bolstons Large Model Ornithopter in 1907 Date: 1907

Background imagePast Collection: Granville Gee Bee Model R-1

Granville Gee Bee Model R-1 Unusual Racer Design Parked with Number 11 on the Fuselage Side and Dice Artwork Date: 1950s

Background imagePast Collection: Supermarine Scimitar F-1

Supermarine Scimitar F-1
Royal-Navy Supermarine Scimitar F-1 Landing with Tail-Hook Down Operating on Aircraft-Carrier Hms Ark Royal During Trials and Test Date: 1950s

Background imagePast Collection: An RAF Air Gunner Wearing His Chain of Office the Reg?

An RAF Air Gunner Wearing His Chain of Office the Reg?
An RAF Air Gunner Wearing His Chain of Office the Regular Way in Which Ammunition Was Carried to Aircraft to Be Loaded in to the Gun

Background imagePast Collection: Freemasons Hall, London

Freemasons Hall, London
FREEMASONS HALL, LONDON A banquet of the Royal Humane Society is in progress, and a procession of persons saved from drowning during the past year passes among the guests Date: 1841

Background imagePast Collection: In front and behind the scenes at the Coliseum, London

In front and behind the scenes at the Coliseum, London
A great stage and a great curtain: in front and behind the scenes at the Coliseum, London. Top centre: a diagrammatic view of the revolving stage

Background imagePast Collection: Half Past Eight by P Rubens and C H Bovill

Half Past Eight by P Rubens and C H Bovill
Promotional postcard for Half Past Eight, One of those Musical Things by Paul Rubens & C. H. Bovill; music Paul Rubens. First produced at the Comedy Theatre on 10th August 1916

Background imagePast Collection: The Queen wearing the imperial crown

The Queen wearing the imperial crown, members of the royal family, and maids of honour, on the balcony at the palace for the fly-past of the RAF following her Coronation on 2nd June 1953. 1953



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