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Background imagePonsonby 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 imagePonsonby Collection: Street scene in Appledore, North Devon

Street scene in Appledore, North Devon
People leaning against a wall in a narrow street in Appledore, North Devon

Background imagePonsonby Collection: Poor Uyghur Musicians - Kashgar

Poor Uyghur Musicians - Kashgar. Photograph by Ralph Ponsonby Watts

Background imagePonsonby Collection: The Bright Young People - mock Rayner-Ponsonby wedding

The Bright Young People - mock Rayner-Ponsonby wedding
A group of Bright Young Things indulging in one of their many silly pranks, in this case a mock wedding where Elizabeth Ponsonby married John Rayner. The best man was Robert Byron

Background imagePonsonby Collection: Young Uyghur Girl - Kashgar, Xinjiang

Young Uyghur Girl - Kashgar, Xinjiang
Young indigenous Uyghur girl of Kashgar. Photograph by Ralph Ponsonby Watts

Background imagePonsonby Collection: Lifeboat and crewmen at Appledore, Devon

Lifeboat and crewmen at Appledore, Devon
View of the local lifeboat and crewmen at Appledore, on the North Devon coast. The lifeboat has left the shore, and the crewmen are wading in the shallows

Background imagePonsonby Collection: Royal Chattris, Orchha, India

Royal Chattris, Orchha, India
The Royal Chattris (14 cenotaphs or tombs carved out of stone) of former rulers, in Kanchana Ghat on the banks of the river Betwa at Orchha, Madhya Pradesh Province, India

Background imagePonsonby Collection: Wedding of the Duke of Westminster & Loelia Ponsonby

Wedding of the Duke of Westminster & Loelia Ponsonby
Page from The Tatler reporting on the society wedding of Hugh Grosvenor, 2nd Duke of Westminster and Loelia Ponsonby (his third wife) at Princes Row registry office on 20 February 1930

Background imagePonsonby Collection: Loelia Ponsonby and the Duke of Westminster

Loelia Ponsonby and the Duke of Westminster
Hugh ( Bendor ) Grosvenor, 2nd Duke of Westminster, with Loelia Ponsonby who he would marry at Princes Row Register Office in London, 20th February 1930

Background imagePonsonby Collection: Irish International Rugby Team, 1895

Irish International Rugby Team, 1895, at the time they played Scotland: Thompson, McCluskey, Reid (IFA), Scott, Alexander, McAteer (Trainer), Brown, Crawford, Wright, M Clutchey, Thompson, Clugston

Background imagePonsonby Collection: Elizabeth Ponsonby with cocktail shaker and glasses

Elizabeth Ponsonby with cocktail shaker and glasses
Miss Elizabeth Ponsonby (later the Hon. Mrs Dennis Pelly), one of the Bright Young Things of the 1920s, and daughter of Arthur Ponsonby a senior minister in the Labour government

Background imagePonsonby Collection: Major-General The Honourable Sir William Ponsonby KCB

Major-General The Honourable Sir William Ponsonby KCB (1772-1815), 1815 (c).Oil on canvas by unknown artist, 1815 (c).Half-length portrait, almost in profile to left, wearing orders and decorations

Background imagePonsonby Collection: Tatler front cover featuring Loelia, Duchess of Westminster

Tatler front cover featuring Loelia, Duchess of Westminster
Front cover of The Tatler featuring a photograph of Loelia, Duchess of Westminster (1902 - 1993), born Loelia Mary Ponsonby

Background imagePonsonby Collection: RMS Empress of Britain, ocean liner

RMS Empress of Britain, ocean liner
The RMS (Royal Mail Ship) Empress of Britain, an ocean liner built between 1928 and 1931, owned by the Canadian Pacific Steamship Company

Background imagePonsonby Collection: Hindu Sahdus near Orchha, Madhya Pradesh

Hindu Sahdus near Orchha, Madhya Pradesh
Two Sadhus pose for a photograph on a road near Orchha, Madhya Pradesh Province, India. In Hinduism, sadhu is a common term for an ascetic or practitioner of yoga (yogi)

Background imagePonsonby Collection: The launch of the lifeboat - Appledore, Devon

The launch of the lifeboat - Appledore, Devon. Photograph by Ralph Ponsonby Watts

Background imagePonsonby Collection: Fredrick Ponsonby

Fredrick Ponsonby
FREDRICK PONSONBY 3RD EARL OF BESSBOROUGH Also Viscount Duncannon Date: 1758 - 1844

Background imagePonsonby Collection: Ralph Ponsonby Watts and an unknown lady

Ralph Ponsonby Watts and an unknown lady
Ralph Ponsonby Watts and an unidentified old lady, sitting side by side, with a fair amount of space between them, somewhere in Devon

Background imagePonsonby Collection: A Picnic Party

A Picnic Party
A large picnic for several colonial familes with food and drink spread on a large white cloth and a gramophone playing music behind. Photograph by Ralph Ponsonby Watts

Background imagePonsonby Collection: Mountain travellers in Kashgar, western China

Mountain travellers in Kashgar, western China
Travellers making their way through the mountains of Kashgar, western China. Photograph by Ralph Ponsonby Watts

Background imagePonsonby Collection: A Devon beach scene

A Devon beach scene
A Devon Beach Scene. Two young boys in coast and caps build a sandcastle. Photograph by Ralph Ponsonby Watts

Background imagePonsonby Collection: HMS New Zealand being refuelled

HMS New Zealand being refuelled by a BP ship British Emperor. HMS New Zealand was an Indefatigable class battlecruiser built in 1910 as a gift to Britain from the people of New Zealand

Background imagePonsonby Collection: HMS New Zealand at sea

HMS New Zealand at sea
HMS New Zealand with canopies covering the guns. HMS New Zealand was an Indefatigable class battlecruiser built in 1910 as a gift to Britain from the people of New Zealand

Background imagePonsonby Collection: Ponsonby - Lord Ponsonby

Ponsonby - Lord Ponsonby

Background imagePonsonby Collection: Funeral procession in Kashgar, western China

Funeral procession in Kashgar, western China
A funeral procession makes its way in the distance in Kashgar, western China. Date: 1932

Background imagePonsonby Collection: Tomb of Abakh Hoja, Kashgar, western China

Tomb of Abakh Hoja, Kashgar, western China
The tomb of Abakh Hoja (also known as the Tomb of Xiangfei) in Kashgar, western China. It served as the family tomb of Abakh Hoja

Background imagePonsonby Collection: Gravestones near Mandu, Madhya Pradesh, India

Gravestones near Mandu, Madhya Pradesh, India
Old decorated Grave Markers near Mandu, Madhya Pradesh Province, India. Photograph by Ralph Ponsonby Watts Date: circa 1940s

Background imagePonsonby Collection: The Scots Greys under Ponsonby charge, two batteries of French artillery after having taken

The Scots Greys under Ponsonby charge, two batteries of French artillery after having taken the colours of the 105th reigment. Date: 1815

Background imagePonsonby Collection: LADY E BUTLER

LADY E BUTLER
LADY ELEANOR BUTLER and Miss Ponsonby (1757 - 1831), the Ladies of Llangollen, out walking with their dog 1739 - 1829

Background imagePonsonby Collection: Plas Newydd, historic house in Llangollen, Denbighshire

Plas Newydd, historic house in Llangollen, Denbighshire, Wales - home of the Ladies of Llangollen, Lady Eleanor Butler and Sarah Ponsonby. Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePonsonby Collection: Double page spread from The Tatler, reporting on Captain Neil MacEacheans novel party

Double page spread from The Tatler, reporting on Captain Neil MacEacheans novel party held at Brook Street, where well-knowns dressed up as living celebrities

Background imagePonsonby Collection: Elizabeth Ponsonby

Elizabeth Ponsonby
Miss Elizabeth Ponsonby (later the Hon. Mrs Dennis Pelly), one of the Bright Young Things of the 1920s, and daughter of Arthur Ponsonby a senior minister in the Labour government

Background imagePonsonby Collection: Bright Young Things at a United States Party

Bright Young Things at a United States Party
A group at a United States party given by Miss Joe Carstairs, the intrepid motor-boat speed merchant and Miss Ruth Baldwin. From left, Miss Studik, Mr Dennis Pelly, Mr Leveson, the Hon

Background imagePonsonby Collection: Sadar Manzil, Bhopal - India

Sadar Manzil, Bhopal - India
The Sadar Manzil (or Gohar Mala) at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh Province, India. Photograph by Ralph Ponsonby Watts

Background imagePonsonby Collection: A group of Buddhist men of various ages in Kashgar

A group of Buddhist men of various ages in Kashgar, a city now in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, in Chinas far west. Date: circa 1932

Background imagePonsonby Collection: A young Uyghur girl at Kashgar, China

A young Uyghur girl at Kashgar, China - holding a cigarette. Date: circa 1932

Background imagePonsonby Collection: Buddhist priests at a ceremony in a Temple in Kashgar

Buddhist priests at a ceremony in a Temple in Kashgar, a city now in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, in Chinas far west. Date: circa 1932

Background imagePonsonby Collection: Arthur Ponsonby and Elizabeth Ponsonby

Arthur Ponsonby and Elizabeth Ponsonby
Arthur A.W.H. Ponsonby (1871-1946), pictured with his daughter Elizabeth Ponsonby in 1924, at the time of the new Labour government, of which he was a politician as under-secretary. Date: 1924

Background imagePonsonby Collection: Old lady wearing a hat and coat

Old lady wearing a hat and coat
An old lady wearing a wide-brimmed hat and a coat with a large black fur collar

Background imagePonsonby Collection: Car and house in Appledore, Devon

Car and house in Appledore, Devon
A Vauxhall Cadet car and its driver in front of a large white house in Irsha Street, Appledore, Devon

Background imagePonsonby Collection: Bhopal - near Sadrar Manzil - India

Bhopal - near Sadrar Manzil - India
Scene in Bhopal - near Sadrar Manzil, Madhya Pradesh Province, India. Photograph by Ralph Ponsonby Watts

Background imagePonsonby Collection: A Uyghur family and tent

A Uyghur family and tent
A Uyghur family stand before their traditional tent house - Xinjiang Province, southern China. Photograph by Ralph Ponsonby Watts during his journey from Kashmir to Kashgar

Background imagePonsonby Collection: Old man at Ram Raja Temple, Orchha, India

Old man at Ram Raja Temple, Orchha, India
An old man outside the Ram Raja Temple, Orchha, Madhya Pradesh Province, India. Dedicated to Lord Ram or Rama, the temple was built in the 16th century in the centre of the city of Orchha

Background imagePonsonby Collection: Jain Monks in Madhya Pradesh, India

Jain Monks in Madhya Pradesh, India
Four Jain Monks on a road in Madhya Pradesh Province, India. Jainism is an ancient dharmic religion prescribing non-violence for all forms of living beings. Photograph by Ralph Ponsonby Watts

Background imagePonsonby Collection: Khajuraho Temples, India

Khajuraho Temples, India
The Khajuraho Temples, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh Province, India. Photograph by Ralph Ponsonby Watts

Background imagePonsonby Collection: Jahaz Mahal - Mandu

Jahaz Mahal - Mandu
A panoramic view of the Jahaz Mahal (Ship Palace) at Mandu, Madhya Pradesh Province, India. Photograph by Ralph Ponsonby Watts

Background imagePonsonby Collection: Jehangir Mahal Temple, Madhya Pradesh, India

Jehangir Mahal Temple, Madhya Pradesh, India
The Jehangir Mahal Temple, Orchha, Madhya Pradesh, India. It was built by Raja Bir Singh Ju Deo in the 17th century to commemorate the visit of Emperor Jehangir. Photograph by Ralph Ponsonby Watts

Background imagePonsonby Collection: A Grandfather and Grandson - Devon

A Grandfather and Grandson - Devon
A Grandfather and Grandson, in a very lavish interior in Devon. Photograph by Ralph Ponsonby Watts



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