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Background imagePowers Collection: Congress of Vienna (1814-1815). Engraving

Congress of Vienna (1814-1815). Engraving
Congress of Vienna. Conference of ambassadors of European states chaired by Austrian statesman Metternich (1814-1815). Colored Engraving

Background imagePowers Collection: L Battery, Royal Horse Artillery

L Battery, Royal Horse Artillery. How our gunners won the VC and silenced the fire of the German guns in face of overwhelming odds Retreat from Mons, 1st September 1914

Background imagePowers Collection: World War One Combatants - Map of Europe

World War One Combatants - Map of Europe
The World War. World War One Combatants superimposed on a Map of Europe

Background imagePowers Collection: The Strongest '

The Strongest "
" The Strongest.". Fortunino Matania, Ri (1881-1963). One of the most accomplished realistic illustrators and artists of his time

Background imagePowers Collection: Hermes Trismegistus

Hermes Trismegistus
HERMES TRISMEGISTUS (= thrice- greatest), perceived by Neoplatonists as the presiding deity of alchemy, possessing magical and oracular powers

Background imagePowers Collection: The Unknown Warrior - scene at Westminster Abbey

The Unknown Warrior - scene at Westminster Abbey, 11th November 1920. Fortunino Matania, Ri (1881-1963). One of the most accomplished realistic illustrators and artists of his time

Background imagePowers Collection: Hermes Trismegistus

Hermes Trismegistus
The messenger of the gods, but here as HERMES TRISMEGISTUS (= thrice-greatest), perceived by Neoplatonists as the presiding deity of alchemy, possessing magical and oracular powers

Background imagePowers Collection: Shanghai, international settlements 1932

Shanghai, international settlements 1932
Shanghai - the storm centre: an international settlement under the protection of fourteen powers, the chief scene of the Sino-Japanese conflict

Background imagePowers Collection: The Central Powers of WWI

The Central Powers of WWI
With United Forces (the motto of Emperor Franz Josef I) - patriotic depiction of the Central Powers of WWI - Germany, Turkey and Austro-Hungary

Background imagePowers Collection: WWI - The Central Powers - Propaganda - Harmony

WWI - The Central Powers - Propaganda - Harmony. The Central Powers consisted of Germany, Austro-Hungary and The Ottoman Empire up to 1915, when they were joined by The Kingdom of Bulgaria

Background imagePowers Collection: Sultan Mehmed V Reshad of Turkey & allies

Sultan Mehmed V Reshad of Turkey & allies
Sultan Mehmed V Reshad of Turkey (1844 - 1918), pictured with Kaiser Wilhelm II, and Franz Joseph of Austro-Hungary; the three emperors of the Central Powers in World War I

Background imagePowers Collection: King Victor Emmanuel III

King Victor Emmanuel III
Photographic portrait of Victor Emanuel III, King of Italy (1869-1947). A constitutional monarch, he defied parliamentary majorities in bringing Italy into World War I on the side of the Allies

Background imagePowers Collection: Chanctonbury Ring - West Sussex, England

Chanctonbury Ring - West Sussex, England. A notable landmark of West Sussex, surmounted by beech trees, and supposed by lovers of earth mysteries to possess supernatural powers

Background imagePowers Collection: Sultan Mehmed V Reshad of Turkey & allies

Sultan Mehmed V Reshad of Turkey & allies
Sultan Mehmed V Reshad of Turkey (1844 - 1918), pictured with Kaiser Wilhelm II, the King of Bulgaria and Franz Joseph of Austro-Hungary; the four rulers of the Central Powers in World War I

Background imagePowers Collection: Mocking Bird (Card)

Mocking Bird (Card)
(Mimus polyglottus) An American bird renowned for its vocal powers

Background imagePowers Collection: Gordon Highlander interrogated by German Officers

Gordon Highlander interrogated by German Officers
I won t - After a raid on the British lines in Northern France, a Gordon Highlander is being interrogated by German Officers.. Fortunino Matania, Ri (1881-1963)

Background imagePowers Collection: WW1 - German anti-British propaganda postcard

WW1 - German anti-British propaganda postcard - Caught and Trapped - a duplicitous British Army Officer is captured by the forces of the Central Powers trying to smuggle a machine gun to his men

Background imagePowers Collection: Repulsing the famous Prussian guard at Ypres

Repulsing the famous Prussian guard at Ypres. With the British Army on the Western Front - published in 1916 for Tatler and Sphere, though the illustration was first done in 1914

Background imagePowers Collection: The Farewell

The Farewell. Fortunino Matania, RI (1881-1963). One of the most accomplished realistic illustrators and artists of his time

Background imagePowers Collection: Kissing Blarney Stone

Kissing Blarney Stone
KISSING THE BLARNEY STONE Kiss the stone set into the wall of Blarney Castle by Cormac Macarthy in 1446, and you ll obtain wonderful powers of cajolery

Background imagePowers Collection: Trans-Siberian Railway Terminus, Vladivostok, Russia

Trans-Siberian Railway Terminus, Vladivostok, Russia
Trans-Siberian Railway, Vladivostok, Russia. In the wake of the Bolshevik Revolution, the port of Vladivostok in far eastern Russia was of great military importance for the Far Eastern Republic

Background imagePowers Collection: Taking the wounded aboard a British ambulance

Taking the wounded aboard a British ambulance train on the Western Front. With the British Army on the Western Front - published in 1916 for Tatler and Sphere.. Fortunino Matania, Ri (1881-1963)

Background imagePowers Collection: With the field guns on the Western Front

With the field guns on the Western Front. A visit to a British battery. With the British Army on the Western Front - published in 1916 for Tatler and Sphere.. Fortunino Matania, Ri (1881-1963)

Background imagePowers Collection: Horus-Seth (2)

Horus-Seth (2)
In some of his many forms, the falcon-god Horus takes on the attributes of other deities : here he is as HORUS-SETH, adding Seths formidable powers to his own

Background imagePowers Collection: Constantinople - SMS Emden Hellmuth von Mucke

Constantinople - SMS Emden Hellmuth von Mucke
Survivors from the German Cruiser SMS Emden - a Captain (Hellmuth von Mucke), 3 officers and 30 men at Constantinople, Turkey - 5th May 1915

Background imagePowers Collection: Rudi Schneider Tested

Rudi Schneider Tested
Austrian medium Rudi Schneider is tested in London by Harry Price and colleagues. The findings suggest psychic powers but are controversial

Background imagePowers Collection: Proteus and Aristaeus

Proteus and Aristaeus
Proteus changes his shape to avoid using his oracular powers, but Aristaeus catches him unawares, binds him, and forces him to make revelations

Background imagePowers Collection: Chanctonbury Ring

Chanctonbury Ring
A notable landmark of West Sussex, surmounted by beech trees, and supposed by lovers of earth mysteries to possess supernatural powers

Background imagePowers Collection: Cretan Insurrection

Cretan Insurrection
Once again, the Cretans rise against their Turkish rulers : this time, the great powers intervene : the island will be taken from the Turks and made an independent nation

Background imagePowers Collection: Miserable Sunday

Miserable Sunday
Between them, the holier-than- thou crowd, and the powers- that-be, combine to make Sunday miserable

Background imagePowers Collection: Map of Europe showing WW2 alliances, September 1939

Map of Europe showing WW2 alliances, September 1939
A map of Europe, colour-coded to represent the different alliances between nations shortly after the outbreak of war, September 1939

Background imagePowers Collection: WW1 - Tug of War between the Allies and the Central Powers

WW1 - Tug of War between the Allies and the Central Powers
WW1 Italian Propaganda Postcard - Tug of War between the leaders of the Allies and the Central Powers. From left: (Central Powers)

Background imagePowers Collection: Consolidated P4Y-2 Privateer N7620C

Consolidated P4Y-2 Privateer N7620C (ex 66260), of Hawkins and Powers, crashed near the Lyons Park Gulch trailhead, about 200 yards north of Highway 36

Background imagePowers Collection: Three adder stones

Three adder stones, also known as hag stones, witch stones, serpents eggs and snakes eggs. They are believed by some to have been formed by the secretions of snakes or adders

Background imagePowers Collection: The Strongest

The Strongest.. Fortunino Matania, Ri (1881-1963). One of the most accomplished realistic illustrators and artists of his time

Background imagePowers Collection: WW1 - The German Kaiser, Wilhelm II (1859-1941) meets the Shaykh al-Islam

WW1 - The German Kaiser, Wilhelm II (1859-1941) meets the Shaykh al-Islam (Urguplu Mustafa Hayri Efendi 1867-1922) (Elder of Islam, Master of Islam)

Background imagePowers Collection: Cartoon, Honourable Ratio

Cartoon, Honourable Ratio
Honourable Ratio: or, Naval Conversationsin London. Ratio 5:5:3, between Great Britain, United States of America and Japan. Date: 1934

Background imagePowers Collection: Cartoon, The Veto Bill, by W H Toy

Cartoon, The Veto Bill, by W H Toy. The new legislation was designed to limit the powers of veto of the House of Lords, and became law later the same year. 1911

Background imagePowers Collection: Kaiser Wilhelm II with Sultan Reshad V - Istanbul, Turkey

Kaiser Wilhelm II with Sultan Reshad V - Istanbul, Turkey
WW1 - Kaiser Wilhelm II with Sultan Reshad V - Istanbul, Turkey. Date: 1916

Background imagePowers Collection: Congress of Vienna (1814-1815)

Congress of Vienna (1814-1815). Meeting of the eight major powers signatories of the Treaty of Paris. Litography

Background imagePowers Collection: Angelique Cottin

Angelique Cottin
ANGELIQUE COTTIN, electric girl of Bouvigny, is tested by Arago at the Observatoire de Paris; though her powers are failing, he is impressed Date: 1846

Background imagePowers Collection: Lockheed SP-2H Neptune N140HP

Lockheed SP-2H Neptune N140HP (msn 726-7102, ex 140443), of Hawkins and Powers Aviation Inc.. Date: circa 2000

Background imagePowers Collection: Lockheed P2V-7 Neptune N139HP

Lockheed P2V-7 Neptune N139HP (msn 726-7168, ex 145906), of Hawkins and Powers Aviation Inc.. Date: circa 2000

Background imagePowers Collection: WW1 - First victory of the war celebrated on Galata Bridge

WW1 - First victory of the war celebrated on Galata Bridge
WW1 - On the Galata Bridge, Istanbul, Turkey. Announcement of the first victory news of the war. Date: 1914

Background imagePowers Collection: Cartoon, The Alliance Wheel, Uncle Sam and John Bull

Cartoon, The Alliance Wheel, Uncle Sam and John Bull
Cartoon, The Alliance Wheel, Uncle Sam (Jonathan) and John Bull riding a tandem with maps as wheels - a satirical comment on the relationship between Britain and America Date: 1898

Background imagePowers Collection: Official anti British First Boer War protest card

Official anti British First Boer War protest card
A conflict known also as the Transvaal Rebellion took place between the British and the Boers from 1880 to 1881 The south of Africa was overlaid with European powers competing for colonial territory

Background imagePowers Collection: Cartoon, The Last of the Last Lines, WW1

Cartoon, The Last of the Last Lines, WW1
Cartoon, The Last of the Last Lines. Showing a scarecrow version of Paul von Hindenburg holding a sword, with Kaiser Wilhelm and the Crown Prince on the right

Background imagePowers Collection: Cartoon, Bread and Circuses, WW1

Cartoon, Bread and Circuses, WW1
Cartoon, Bread and Circuses. The figure of Death kneels by his broken sword. He says he's done enough now, and would like some bread to eat. Date: 1916



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