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Pleasure Collection

Background imagePleasure Collection: Ultra-Marine by William Heath Robinson

Ultra-Marine by William Heath Robinson
One of Margates new " Neversink" pleasure boats for keeping an even keel inthe roughest seas. Please note: Credit must appear as Courtesy of the estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger

Background imagePleasure Collection: Blackpool / Pleasure Beach

Blackpool / Pleasure Beach
Blackpool, Lancashire: the Pleasure Beach

Background imagePleasure Collection: Gorey Harbour, and Mont Orgueil Castle, Jersey, Channel Islands. Date: 1960s

Gorey Harbour, and Mont Orgueil Castle, Jersey, Channel Islands. Date: 1960s

Background imagePleasure Collection: Sandbanks, Poole, Dorset

Sandbanks, Poole, Dorset
Sandbanks - a small peninsula or spit crossing the mouth of Poole Harbour on the English Channel coast at Poole in Dorset, England. The Childrens Pond. Date: circa 1930s

Background imagePleasure Collection: Old Woman in the Wood

Old Woman in the Wood
The tree turns back into the Kings son, to the surprise and pleasure of the girl. (A dramatic instance of magical shape-changing or metamorphosis)

Background imagePleasure Collection: Poster for Blackpool Ice Drome

Poster for Blackpool Ice Drome
A poster advertising the Ice Drome ice rink at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Background imagePleasure Collection: St. Louis Worlds Fair - Festival Hall and Cascades

St. Louis Worlds Fair - Festival Hall and Cascades
St. Louis Worlds Fair (Louisiana Purchase Exposition), St. Louis, Missouri, USA - Festival Hall and Cascades Date: 1904

Background imagePleasure Collection: Greek Anti-Turkish Propaganda Postcard (1 of 2)

Greek Anti-Turkish Propaganda Postcard (1 of 2)
Greek Anti-Turkish Propaganda. A Turkish soldier is lampooned as a leering lecherous vagabond, taking undue pleasure in a young glamorous Greek girl, holding a handbag and wearing high boots

Background imagePleasure Collection: Coleridge - Kubla Khan

Coleridge - Kubla Khan
Kubla Khan A Vison in a dream.. - In Xanadu did Kubla Khan a stately pleasure-dome decree: where Alph the sacred river ran through caverns measureless to man

Background imagePleasure Collection: Pleasure Flights Poster

Pleasure Flights Poster, Portsmouth, Southsea & Isle of Wight Aviation Ltd, Bembridge Farm Aerodrome at any time by arrangement at the farm

Background imagePleasure Collection: Boating off Cape Town, South Africa

Boating off Cape Town, South Africa
A superb view of yachting in Table Bay off Cape Town, South Africa, with the imposing outline of Table Mountain, shrouded in mist, in the background

Background imagePleasure Collection: Captain Collins of Brighton, with his family

Captain Collins of Brighton, with his family
Captain Fred Collins of Brighton, who ran three pleasure boats called the Skylark and was a familiar figure on Brighton Beach for sixty years

Background imagePleasure Collection: Stream of Charabancs

Stream of Charabancs
The popular pleasure of the charabanc ! - four in a row make their way through the Cheddar Gorge, Somerset - and there may be more to follow

Background imagePleasure Collection: Horse-Drawn Narrow Boat

Horse-Drawn Narrow Boat
A horse on the tow path of the Oxford Canal at Napton, Warwickshire, England. It is pulling a narrow pleasure boat full of holidaying students. Date: early 1960s

Background imagePleasure Collection: Aristippus of Cyrene

Aristippus of Cyrene
ARISTIPPUS OF CYRENE Greek philosopher, studied under Socrates, founded hedonist school advocating the (prudent) pursuit of pleasure

Background imagePleasure Collection: Blackpool / Pleasure Beach

Blackpool / Pleasure Beach
Blackpool, Lancashire: Pleasure Beach

Background imagePleasure Collection: Pleasure boats on the River Thames at Richmond

Pleasure boats on the River Thames at Richmond Edwardian period

Background imagePleasure Collection: The Gymkhana Regatta, Naini Tal (Nainital), India - a hill station in the Indian state

The Gymkhana Regatta, Naini Tal (Nainital), India - a hill station in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePleasure Collection: Good Luck Charms of Nenette and Rintintin bring good luck

Good Luck Charms of Nenette and Rintintin bring good luck
WW1 era France - The tiny yarn-doll good luck charms of Nenette and Rintintin bring good luck. Popular during the First World War in Paris and beyond. Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePleasure Collection: Saucy and silly seaside postcard with cheeky caption

Saucy and silly seaside postcard with cheeky caption
A Young man heads out to sea in a small rowing boat named the Saucy Sue - she instructs him: " Mind you don t goo too far, Darling!

Background imagePleasure Collection: The casino at Monte Carlo by C. Morse

The casino at Monte Carlo by C. Morse
The mecca of the Cote d Azur, artists impression of the famous Casino Terraces at Monte Carlo on the French Riviera. Hither come pleasure-seekers from all quarters of the globe to bask in

Background imagePleasure Collection: Guinness Clock - Pleasure Gardens - Battersea Park

Guinness Clock - Pleasure Gardens - Battersea Park Date: circa 1950s

Background imagePleasure Collection: Breezing Up by Winslow Homer

Breezing Up by Winslow Homer (1836-1910). Date: 1876

Background imagePleasure Collection: Festival of britain site from Waterloo Bridge, London

Festival of britain site from Waterloo Bridge, London Date: 1951

Background imagePleasure Collection: Aberdeen, Scotland - Heading out for a drive

Aberdeen, Scotland - Heading out for a drive in a lovely open-top car. Note the elaborate face covering a scarf assembly swathing the lady passengers head, protecting her from the elements! Date: 1903

Background imagePleasure Collection: Tilting in canoes at Wargrave Regatta on the River Thames in Wargrave in Berkshire

Tilting in canoes at Wargrave Regatta on the River Thames in Wargrave in Berkshire. Date: 1901

Background imagePleasure Collection: Taking a boat trip on the River Thames at Windsor

Taking a boat trip on the River Thames at Windsor
The riverboat Hampton Court prepares to take a boatload of daytrippers for a journey up the River Thames at Windsor. The woman in the foreground is blowing up some balloons - perhaps someone has a

Background imagePleasure Collection: Henley Regatta 1903

Henley Regatta 1903
By the river during the Henley Regatta. Date: 1903

Background imagePleasure Collection: Horse drawn bus, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

Horse drawn bus, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex
Sudbury Mills, a well-known local whip, reins up his horses for this photo, taken before setting out on a pleasure trip from Walton-on-the-Naze to Clacton-on-Sea and back

Background imagePleasure Collection: Fairground Fun

Fairground Fun
A flying rocket ride at Blackpool Pleasure Beach Funfair, Lancashire, England. Date: late 1960s

Background imagePleasure Collection: Blackpool Tower and Winter Gardens souvenir programme

Blackpool Tower and Winter Gardens souvenir programme
Radiating pleasure to the world. Front cover of a Blackpool Tower and Winter Gardens souvenir programme

Background imagePleasure Collection: The river steamer

The river steamer " Cliveden" on the Thames at Abingdon

Background imagePleasure Collection: Festival Clock 1951

Festival Clock 1951
The colourful Guinness Clock at Battersea Pleasure Gardens, one of the famous attractions of the Festival of Britain, London, England

Background imagePleasure Collection: Thames at Hammersmith

Thames at Hammersmith
Pleasure boats and commercial vessels on the banks of the river, seen from Hammersmith Bridge

Background imagePleasure Collection: Southern Queen pleasure cruiser, Eastbourne, Sussex

Southern Queen pleasure cruiser, Eastbourne, Sussex
Southern Queen pleasure cruiser on the water at Eastbourne, Sussex, with the pier in the background. Date: mid-1960s

Background imagePleasure Collection: Festival Pleasure Garden

Festival Pleasure Garden
Aerial view of the the Festival pleasure gardens in Battersea Park providing entertainment, relaxation and refreshment for all during the 1951 Festival of Britain

Background imagePleasure Collection: Finsbury Park Boaters

Finsbury Park Boaters
The first large pleasure boat launch on the lake at Finsbury Park, north London, England

Background imagePleasure 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 imagePleasure Collection: Town Hall, Richmond - Boats on the River Thames

Town Hall, Richmond - Boats on the River Thames Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePleasure Collection: Cover design, Air Union timetable

Cover design, Air Union timetable, serving London and Paris. Travel By Air -- Pleasure, Comfort, Speed, Regularity, Safety. Showing a stylised red plane flying over fields. circa 1928

Background imagePleasure Collection: Royal Palace and Pleasure Garden, Berlin, Germany

Royal Palace and Pleasure Garden, Berlin, Germany. Date between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900

Background imagePleasure Collection: Blackpool Log Flume

Blackpool Log Flume
These holidaymakers are getting wetter than they bargained for on the Log Flume at the famous Pleasure Beach funfair, Blackpool, Lancashire, England! Date: late 1960s

Background imagePleasure Collection: Taggs Island, Molesey

Taggs Island, Molesey on the Thames to the west of London

Background imagePleasure Collection: Healthy Recreation

Healthy Recreation
A young woman prepares to take a putt whilst out playing golf with a female companion. A small boy stands behind acting as caddie for the day, looking away in to the distance

Background imagePleasure Collection: Geneva, Switzerland - Quay on Lake Leman

Geneva, Switzerland - Quay on Lake Leman
Geneva, Switzerland - Quay on Lac Leman

Background imagePleasure Collection: Battersea Gardens 1950S

Battersea Gardens 1950S
The Grand Vista at the pleasure gardens

Background imagePleasure Collection: Vintage Cars - United States

Vintage Cars - United States
" Some old crocks" taking part in a vintage car rally on the streets of a major US City

Background imagePleasure Collection: Faust - Liebig - 1

Faust - Liebig - 1
FAUST Mephistopheles, summoned by Faust, shows him a vision of Marguerite, whereupon he signs a pact exchanging his soul for youth and pleasure



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