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Background imagePreserved Collection: Main Street - Yorktown, Virginia, USA

Main Street - Yorktown, Virginia, USA Date: circa 1901

Background imagePreserved Collection: Saartje Baartman, also known as The Hottentot Venus

Saartje Baartman, also known as The Hottentot Venus
Saartje ( Sarah ) Baartman (1789-1815), also known as The Hottentot Venus - an African servant girl from South Africas Eastern Cape of the Khoisan tribe brought to London in 1810 & exhibited at freak

Background imagePreserved Collection: Boeing 377 SGT Super Guppy F-BTGV Airbus Finningley

Boeing 377 SGT Super Guppy F-BTGV Airbus Finningley
The first of a total of 4 Super Guppy Turbines to be built by Aero Spacelines. Flew for Airbus for more than 20 years transporting Concorde and Airbus sections

Background imagePreserved Collection: Avro Lancaster I R5868s for Sugar being bombed up

Avro Lancaster I R5868s for Sugar being bombed up
Avro Lancaster I, R5868,s for Sugar, being bombed up. The veteran of 137 wartime sorties, was initially preserved as a gate guardian at its former base

Background imagePreserved Collection: Barrow-in-Furness - Coppernob

Barrow-in-Furness - Coppernob
Barrow-in-Furness Railway Station. From 1907-1941 the famous Furness Railway steam locomotive " Coppernob" was preserved in a special glass case outside the station

Background imagePreserved Collection: Bestwood Colliery, near Bestwood Village, Nottinghamshire

Bestwood Colliery, near Bestwood Village, Nottinghamshire
View of Bestwood Colliery, near Bestwood Village, Nottinghamshire. The colliery closed in 1967, but the surviving headstock and winding house, and vertical steam engine of 1873

Background imagePreserved Collection: England / Hedingham Castle

England / Hedingham Castle
One of the best preserved Norman keeps in England, Hedingham Castle was built by the de Veres, the Earls of Oxford, in 1140

Background imagePreserved Collection: Inside Shackletons Hut

Inside Shackletons Hut
The interior of the hut of Ernest Shackleton (1907-9), which has been preserved in exactly the same state as left by Shackleton Date: 2005

Background imagePreserved Collection: Plan of Silchester / 1777

Plan of Silchester / 1777
A plan and details from the well-preserved Roman town of Silchester (Calleva Atrebatum). The entire circuit of the town wall, and bowl of the amphitheatre have survived

Background imagePreserved Collection: Boscobel House

Boscobel House
In the grounds of Boscobel House, now in Shropshire, Prince Charles (subsequently Charles II) hid after the battle of Worcester : th hiding-place is preserved

Background imagePreserved Collection: Bungarus fasciatus, Banded Krait

Bungarus fasciatus, Banded Krait
Snake skin mounted on paper, The Patrick Russell Collection c.1790 Date: circa 1790

Background imagePreserved Collection: Gloster Javelin XH892

Gloster Javelin XH892
Gloster Javelin F(AW).9R XH892 parked on the grass at an unknown location. Re-delivered in 1960 after conversion from F(AW).7, XH892 is now preserved at the Norfolk and Suffolk Air Museum, Flixton

Background imagePreserved Collection: Croatia - Pula - The Roman Amphitheatre. The Arena is the only remaining Roman amphitheatre

Croatia - Pula - The Roman Amphitheatre. The Arena is the only remaining Roman amphitheatre to have four side towers and with all three Roman architectural orders entirely preserved. Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePreserved Collection: Albrecht Durers House, Nurnberg, Germany

Albrecht Durers House, Nurnberg, Germany - 1st floor, Small room circa 1930s

Background imagePreserved Collection: Urogomphus eximus, fossil dragonfly

Urogomphus eximus, fossil dragonfly
A fossil Jurassic dragonfly about 140 million years old, from the Kimmeridgian Lithographic Stone, Solenhofen, Bavaria, Germany

Background imagePreserved Collection: Belemnotheutis antiquus, squid

Belemnotheutis antiquus, squid
A well-preserved Upper Jurassic squid aged 160 million years. This specimen originates from Christian Malford, Wiltshire

Background imagePreserved Collection: Exeter City Wall

Exeter City Wall
A finely preserved section of the massive old Roman city wall at Southgate, Exeter, Devon, England. Date: 1st century

Background imagePreserved Collection: Boeing 247D N18E of Island Airlines

Boeing 247D N18E of Island Airlines
Boeing 247D, N18E, of Island Airlines. This aircraft is currently preserved in the Science Museum, Wroughton, UK

Background imagePreserved Collection: A Selection of Museum Specimens

A Selection of Museum Specimens
Specimens here include an Entomological tray of insect from the order Orthoptera, a herbarium sheet from Cooks first voyage collected in New South Wales, Australia in 1770 and fish specimens

Background imagePreserved Collection: Canned Foods Advert

Canned Foods Advert
Give your family these fine, fresh (sic !) Canned Foods everyday... (published by, you ve guessed it, the National Canners Association)

Background imagePreserved Collection: Hawker Hunter FGA. 74 505

Hawker Hunter FGA. 74 505
Singapore Air Defence Command - Hawker Hunter FGA.74 505 (msn 41H/680085, ex XJ632 and G-9-356), on the line with armourers preparing the ADEN gun pack for removal

Background imagePreserved Collection: Tuaghs (from the Gaelic, tuagh-chatha), also known as Lochaber axes, a type of poleaxe

Tuaghs (from the Gaelic, tuagh-chatha), also known as Lochaber axes, a type of poleaxe, Scottish battle axes used in medieval times, preserved at Edinburgh

Background imagePreserved Collection: Avro Vulcan B. 2 XL318

Avro Vulcan B. 2 XL318
Royal Air Force - Avro Vulcan B.2 XL318, of No.617 (Dambusters) Squadron, with an inert Blue Steel missile, at Andrews Air Force Base

Background imagePreserved Collection: Handley Page Victor K. 2 8911M - XH673

Handley Page Victor K. 2 8911M - XH673
Handley Page Victor K.2 8911M (XH673) being assembled on the parade ground at RAF Marham. Sadly this aircraft was scrapped in 2020 despite concerted attempts to have it preserved elsewhere

Background imagePreserved Collection: Alabama Air National Guard - Republic RF-84F Thunderflash

Alabama Air National Guard - Republic RF-84F Thunderflash
Alabama Air National Guard - Republic RF-84F-35-RE Thunderflash 53-7529, of the 160th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, with 53-7526, 53-7542, 53-7547, 53-7611 (-40) and 53-7595 (-40)

Background imagePreserved Collection: Wisconsin Air National Guard - Northrop F-89J Scorpion

Wisconsin Air National Guard - Northrop F-89J Scorpion 53-2536, of the 126th Fighter Interceptor Squadron. built as an F-89D-60-NO and upgraded to F-89J. Wisconsin ANG 126th FIS

Background imagePreserved Collection: Spring balance brass dial, Samuel Cody Archive

Spring balance brass dial, Samuel Cody Archive
EARLY AVIATION PIONEERS - THE SAMUEL CODY ARCHIVE: The spring balance used by Cody in early engine-thrust tests. Circa 1908, by Salter?s, the brass dial marked to 600lb

Background imagePreserved Collection: Tree and spring balance brass dial, Samuel Cody Archive

Tree and spring balance brass dial, Samuel Cody Archive
EARLY AVIATION PIONEERS - THE SAMUEL CODY ARCHIVE: The spring balance used by Cody in early engine-thrust tests. Circa 1908, by Salter?s, the brass dial marked to 600lb

Background imagePreserved Collection: Shell Motor Spirit Silver Trophy, Samuel Cody Archive

Shell Motor Spirit Silver Trophy, Samuel Cody Archive
EARLY AVIATION PIONEERS - THE SAMUEL CODY ARCHIVE: The Shell Motor Spirit Silver Trophy, 1912, by Mappin and Webb, hallmarked London 1912, with fine model of Cody?s Flyer, Type No

Background imagePreserved Collection: HIMS Aurora

HIMS Aurora
Imperial Russian Navy - HIMS Aurora, Pallada-class protected cruiser. A detail showing the forward funnel, foremast and bridge citadel. (This ship has been preserved at St. Petersburg)

Background imagePreserved Collection: Wadamisaki LIghthouse, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan

Wadamisaki LIghthouse, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
The Old Wadamisaki LIghthouse, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. The Lighthouse was relocated as a historic monument to Suma Seaside Park in 1964, where it still stands today. Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePreserved Collection: St. Michan's Mummies - St. Michan's Church - Dublin, Ireland

St. Michan's Mummies - St. Michan's Church - Dublin, Ireland. Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePreserved Collection: Mexican mummies

Mexican mummies
Royal mummies in a Mexican tomb. The methods of preservation are similar to Egyptian mummies, but here they are positioned standing. Date: circa 1910

Background imagePreserved Collection: Lockheed EC-121T 52-3418

Lockheed EC-121T 52-3418
United States Air Force - Lockheed EC-121T 52-3418 (msn 1049A-4336, Model 1049A-55-86), at the Military Aircraft Storage and Disposition Center, Davis-Monthan AFB

Background imagePreserved Collection: McDonnell F-101B-100-MC Voodoo 57-412

McDonnell F-101B-100-MC Voodoo 57-412 (msn 590). Preserved at Castle AFB, California. Date: circa 1990

Background imagePreserved Collection: Westland Whirlwind HAR. 10 XP351

Westland Whirlwind HAR. 10 XP351
Royal Air Force - Westland Whirlwind HAR.10 XP351 (msn WA367), of No. 22 Squadron RAF, on standby for rescue call-out on a very frosty morning

Background imagePreserved Collection: Short S. 25 Sandringham 4 VP-LVE

Short S. 25 Sandringham 4 VP-LVE
Short S.25 Sandringham 4 VP-LVE Southern Cross (msn SH.55c, ex JM715), of Antilles Air Boats, registered in British Virgin Isles. View from the cabin during take-off at Calshot, in October 1977

Background imagePreserved Collection: Syria. Rueiha. Dead Cities. Northwest Syria. Roman Empire

Syria. Rueiha. Dead Cities. Northwest Syria. Roman Empire
Syria. Rueiha. Dead Cities or Forgotten Cities. Northwest Syria. Roman Empire to Byzantine Christianity. 1st to 7th century, abandoned between 8th-10th centuries. Unesco World Heritage Site

Background imagePreserved Collection: Mummy Ginger

Mummy Ginger
Egyptian tomb with a body naturally preserved and surrounded by grave goods. His naturally preservation is due to dry heat given off by the sand where he was buried. Known as Ginger mummy

Background imagePreserved Collection: Three mummies, Egypt

Three mummies, Egypt, with a living man sitting alongside. Date: circa 1870

Background imagePreserved Collection: VIRGINIAN ROYAL TOMB

VIRGINIAN ROYAL TOMB
Tomb in which the bodies of the kings of Virginia are preserved Date: 1721

Background imagePreserved Collection: Cessna T-37B 62-12502

Cessna T-37B 62-12502 (MSN 40785), preserved at Kalmata Air Base Date: circa 1998

Background imagePreserved Collection: Lockheed T-33A-1-LO 53-4916

Lockheed T-33A-1-LO 53-4916 (MSN 580-8255), preserved at Nea Aghialos AB, Greece. Date: circa 1998

Background imagePreserved Collection: Republic F-84F-66-RE Thunderstreak 53-6741

Republic F-84F-66-RE Thunderstreak 53-6741, preserved at Ioannina. Date: circa 1998

Background imagePreserved Collection: McDonnell F-101F-91-MC Voodoo 57-0352

McDonnell F-101F-91-MC Voodoo 57-0352 (msn 530), preserved at McClellan AFB, CA. after use for ABDR (Aircraft Battle Damage Repair) training at Sacramento, CA

Background imagePreserved Collection: Agusta-Bell AB47G-2 MM80052

Agusta-Bell AB47G-2 MM80052 (msn 287), preserved with 208 Gruppo 72 Stormo (Scuola Volo Elicotteri) at Frosinone. Date: circa 2005

Background imagePreserved Collection: Agusta-Bell AB47G-2 MM80474

Agusta-Bell AB47G-2 MM80474 (msn 297), preserved with 72 Stormo at Frosinone. Date: circa 1998

Background imagePreserved Collection: Boeing KC-97L Stratofreighter 53-0230

Boeing KC-97L Stratofreighter 53-0230 (MSN 17012), preserved at Air Mobility Command Museum at Dover AFB, Delaware. Date: circa 2000



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