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Pigeon Collection

Background imagePigeon Collection: Fancy Pigeon Breeds

Fancy Pigeon Breeds
Fancy pigeon breeds (Columbidae species)

Background imagePigeon Collection: Racing pigeon release

Racing pigeon release
Racing pigeons released from their traps from transport lorries at the start of a race from Worcestershire to Tipton in The Black Country in the English Midlands Date: 1992

Background imagePigeon Collection: A Selection of Game

A Selection of Game
Various game birds: wood pigeon, wild duck, woodcock, black plover, snipe, pheasants, hare, teal

Background imagePigeon 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 imagePigeon Collection: British Army messager pigeon service

British Army messager pigeon service
Taking birds out: to the trenches by despatch-riders to let the pigeons fly for training. Regular going and coming supply service of birds between the pigeon homing lofts at Divisional

Background imagePigeon Collection: New Zealand Pigeon Kereru

New Zealand Pigeon Kereru, Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae. Artwork by JG Keulemans from Sir Walter Lawry Bullers A History of the Birds of New Zealand, Vol.2 plate 25 Date: 1888

Background imagePigeon Collection: Carrier Pigeon poster

Carrier Pigeon poster
Poster warning people of the dangers of shooting carrier pigeons who may be carrying life or death messages. Carrier pigeons, we are told, are a vital part of RAF

Background imagePigeon Collection: Girl Guides: Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret send courier

Girl Guides: Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret send courier
Princess Elizabeth, patrol leader in the Buckingham Palace Company, sends a message by courier pigeon to Lady Baden Powell at Guide Headquarters

Background imagePigeon Collection: Releasing carrier pigeon from tank, France, WW1

Releasing carrier pigeon from tank, France, WW1
A human hand releasing a carrier pigeon through the porthole of a tank, near Albert, Somme, northern France, during the First World War. Date: 9 August 1918

Background imagePigeon Collection: Pigeon shoot Poster

Pigeon shoot Poster
Poster for the TIR AUX PIGEONS at Monte Carlo where fashionable people in smart clothes shoot live pigeons for fun

Background imagePigeon Collection: 18th C French Kitchen

18th C French Kitchen
Several cooks work in a French kitchen to prepare and bake pies and pastry, a hare and a bird pie of some kind, perhaps pigeon

Background imagePigeon Collection: Seaplane carrier pigeon, WW1

Seaplane carrier pigeon, WW1
A carrier pigeon housed on board a seaplane for the delivery of messages during the First World War. This particular bird delivered a message (no)

Background imagePigeon Collection: Mary Qoss Messenger

Mary Qoss Messenger
A pigeon carries messages for Mary Queen of Scots, imprisoned at Tutbury, to Babington who is plotting to rescue her and set her back on the throne again

Background imagePigeon Collection: Shah of Persia shooting pigeons

Shah of Persia shooting pigeons
The Shah of Persia - Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar, KG (1853-1907) shooting pigeons during a visit to Contrexeville (famous for bottled water) in North east France. Date: circa 1902

Background imagePigeon Collection: Pigeon racing at Crystal Palace, London

Pigeon racing at Crystal Palace, London
15, 000 birds from all parts of England and Scotland are released from Crystal Palace, south London, at the start of a championship pigeon race

Background imagePigeon Collection: Military spy - a camera carrying pigeon

Military spy - a camera carrying pigeon
A pigeon as a military spy. A camera small enough to be attached on a bird to capture ariel images, ideal for war time spying. The camera is automatic and takes a photograph at regular intervals

Background imagePigeon Collection: Passenger Pigeon-Extinct

Passenger Pigeon-Extinct
PASSENGER PIGEON (Ectopistes migratorius) Probably once the most numerous bird on Earth, the Pigeon became extinct in 1914

Background imagePigeon Collection: Cold Collation Dishes

Cold Collation Dishes
COLD COLLATION DISHES pigeon pie - game pie - cutlets and other meat dishes

Background imagePigeon Collection: A Pigeon Shoot, 1828

A Pigeon Shoot, 1828
A pigeon shoot

Background imagePigeon Collection: Muffed Flying Tumblers, Pigeons

Muffed Flying Tumblers, Pigeons
A portrait of four sub-variants of the Flying Tumbler pigeon breed. The Flying Tumblers shown is the Black Rose-Wing, the Red Rose-Wing, the Red-Badge and the Black Saddle

Background imagePigeon Collection: Twelve breeds of pigeon

Twelve breeds of pigeon. Drawing / Engraving from Daniel Girton, The new and complete pigeon-fancier; or, Modern treatise on domestic pigeons. Frontispiece. Date: circa 1804

Background imagePigeon Collection: Poster, Arcachon, France, a town for winter and summer, Chemins de Fer du Midi - casinos, beach

Poster, Arcachon, France, a town for winter and summer, Chemins de Fer du Midi - casinos, beach, forest, hunting, fishing, regattas, races, pigeon shooting, golf. Date: circa 1895

Background imagePigeon Collection: Crowned Pidgeon

Crowned Pidgeon
CROWNED PIDGEON

Background imagePigeon Collection: Bald eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Bald eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, adult with rabbit prey. Chromolithograph after an ornithological illustration by John James Audubon from Benjamin Harry Warrens Report on the Birds of

Background imagePigeon Collection: Feeding the Pigeons on steps of St. Pauls Cathedral, London

Feeding the Pigeons on steps of St. Pauls Cathedral, London. Date: 1925

Background imagePigeon Collection: Pigeon as Military observer 1914

Pigeon as Military observer 1914
Miniature double camera with two lenses pointing in opposite directions was attached to the pigeon by harness to take automatic photographs at regular intervals over enermies ground. 1914

Background imagePigeon Collection: Jaipur, Rajastan, India - Pigeons

Jaipur, Rajastan, India - Pigeons on the street Date: circa 1905

Background imagePigeon Collection: Western Front, France, 1918

Western Front, France, 1918
Telephone and pigeon men in a shell hole. Telephone lines are broken so messages have to be sent by carrier pigeons on the Western Front in France during World War I on 25th April 1918

Background imagePigeon Collection: Darwins Pigeons

Darwins Pigeons
Charles Darwin gave his personal collection on pigeons to the Museum in 1867 and 1868, as part of a bigger collection of domestic birds including ducks, chickens and even cararies

Background imagePigeon Collection: A pigeon fancier at the Tipton Racing Pigeon Club

A pigeon fancier at the Tipton Racing Pigeon Club, in the Black Country of West Midlands, England, holds a prize bird in his hands. It is a pied chequered hen. Date: 1990

Background imagePigeon Collection: Old man in pigeon loft, Stoke

Old man in pigeon loft, Stoke
An old man wearing a cloth cap checks his racing pigeons in his back yard pigeon loft Date: 1987

Background imagePigeon Collection: Metatarsus and toes of the dodo and various pigeons

Metatarsus and toes of the dodo and various pigeons
Metatarsus and toes of the dodo, Raphus cucullatus 1-5, foot of the yellow-footed green pigeon, Treron chlorigaster 6, stock dove, Columba oenas 7 and partridge pigeon, Geophaps smithii 8

Background imagePigeon Collection: Metatarsus bones of the dodo, crowned pigeon

Metatarsus bones of the dodo, crowned pigeon
Metatarsus bones of the dodo, Raphus cucullatus 1-10, crowned pigeon, Goura coronata 12-17, tooth-billed pigeon, Didunculus strigirostris 18, 19 and other birds

Background imagePigeon Collection: Pigeon fancier - kabooter baz - Old Delhi, India

Pigeon fancier - kabooter baz - Old Delhi, India
A pigeon fancier on a rootop in Old Delhi India. He calls to bring his birds back to the loft, and uses a net to catch them

Background imagePigeon Collection: Old men and pigeons, Askam, Cumbria

Old men and pigeons, Askam, Cumbria
Three old men, all with walking sticks on the beach at Askam, Cumbria, England. The sun is shining, and one-man and his dog stop to watch their racing pigeons, which fly overhead

Background imagePigeon Collection: Tipler pigeons - 02

Tipler pigeons - 02
Black Country pigeon fancier Dennis Fellows, who, in 1990, reformed the Midland Tipler Union, founded in 1912. Its members bred

Background imagePigeon Collection: Releasing a carrier pigeon from a British tank

Releasing a carrier pigeon from a British tank near Albert, 9th August 1918

Background imagePigeon Collection: WW1 - Releasing a carrier pigeon from a tank near

WW1 - Releasing a carrier pigeon from a tank near Albert, France - 9th August 1918

Background imagePigeon Collection: Pigeon Fancier early 1900s

Pigeon Fancier early 1900s Date: circa 1900s

Background imagePigeon Collection: Pigeon fancier

Pigeon fancier Date: circa 1900s

Background imagePigeon Collection: Boys at Abbosholme school in uniform

Boys at Abbosholme school in uniform
School children in traditional uniform. The school was set up by Mr George Allen. Who published a volume entitled Abbotsholme, 1889-99; or, Ten Years in an Educational Laboratory, written by Dr

Background imagePigeon Collection: Boys making a pigeon loft

Boys making a pigeon loft
School children at the school Abbotsholme building a pigeon loft. The school was set up by Mr George Allen. Who published a volume entitled Abbotsholme, 1889-99; or

Background imagePigeon Collection: Poster, Monte Carlo, Pigeon Shooting

Poster, Monte Carlo, Pigeon Shooting Date: circa 1900

Background imagePigeon Collection: Poster advertisement for Cannes, South of France, for winter holidays, with flowers

Poster advertisement for Cannes, South of France, for winter holidays, with flowers, a children's carnival, concerts, golf, cricket, and pigeon shooting. Date: 1892

Background imagePigeon Collection: Jeek the puppy brings home a dead pigeon

Jeek the puppy brings home a dead pigeon
Jeek the mongrel puppy brings home a dead pigeon which has been shot by hunters. Jacky and Gerry wonder what to do with it. Date: 1940

Background imagePigeon Collection: Woman and dead pigeon

Woman and dead pigeon
A woman in shorts and beanie hat hoists a dead pigeon onto a cane in an attempt to attract birds on the Norfolk Broads during the 1930s. Why, I'm not sure! Date: c.1933

Background imagePigeon Collection: Wood Pigeons and one Feral Pigeon British Birds

Wood Pigeons and one Feral Pigeon British Birds
Wood, Pigeons, and, one, Feral, Pigeon, British, Birds, Watercolour, painting, George, Rankin, 12022363

Background imagePigeon Collection: Comic postcard, Pigeons flying above racehorses Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Pigeons flying above racehorses Date: 20th century



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