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Background imagePrevious Collection: The Last Caravan by A. E. Bestall

The Last Caravan by A. E. Bestall
A colour illustration by Alfred Bestall showing a fantasy scene where a group of travellers are being spied on from woodland by a centaur and female imps

Background imagePrevious Collection: Zulu War Rorkes Drift

Zulu War Rorkes Drift
RORKEs DRIFT Lieutenant-Colonel Russell and his men arrive at the garrison to find that Bromhead, Chard and their men have held out against a massive Zulu attack the previous day

Background imagePrevious Collection: James Doughty, oldest clown in England

James Doughty, oldest clown in England
James Doughty of Brighton, at the time of this photograph the oldest clown in England, about to celebrate his 94th birthday. Seen here in costume with two of his performing dogs

Background imagePrevious Collection: GLC-LFB appliance fleet -- Emergency Tender

GLC-LFB appliance fleet -- Emergency Tender
The GLC-LFB was created on 1 April 1965. A series of photos was commissioned of each type of fire engine, either within or absorbed into the enlarged London Fire Brigade

Background imagePrevious Collection: Captain Charles Upham

Captain Charles Upham
Portrait of double VC winner, Captain Charles Upham (). Born in New Zealand, Upham was a sheep farmer who distinguished himself during World War Two on two occasions

Background imagePrevious Collection: Eve Before The Fall. By A. E. Bestall

Eve Before The Fall. By A. E. Bestall
A scene beside a waterfall of four girls in their bathing costumes. The girls are watching the waterfall, prehaps resting after swimming

Background imagePrevious Collection: Runcorn Bridge 1905

Runcorn Bridge 1905
This bridge connected Runcorn and Widnes across the river Mersey. It opened 29 May 1905, replacing the previous ferry. Known locally as " The Car" after its suspension bridge

Background imagePrevious Collection: Piper J3 Cub - OY-ECT

Piper J3 Cub - OY-ECT
Piper J3C-65 Cub - OY-ECT (msn 22617 f/n 16485) Manufactured 1946. Previous regns NC4492M, N4492M, D-EDAP, OY-ECT. Damaged 12.12.1979, rebuilt with parts from D-ELAT( c/n 12881 f/n 8644)

Background imagePrevious Collection: In Possession. By A. E. Bestall

In Possession. By A. E. Bestall
Three girls sat on a bank by a stream watching a crab under the water. Alfred Bestall (1892-1986) is best-known as the artist who drew Rupert Bear for thirty years

Background imagePrevious Collection: Derby County vs. Bury F. A. Cup Final, 1903

Derby County vs. Bury F. A. Cup Final, 1903
Illustration of a Derby County defender heading the ball clear, as Bury attack during the F.A. Cup Final, 18th April 1903

Background imagePrevious Collection: Alarm Buoy, 1858

Alarm Buoy, 1858
Engraving showing an alarm, or marker, buoy designed by Brown, Lenox and Company of Millwall, 1858. This buoy featured a water-wheel in its centre which, through the motion of the water

Background imagePrevious Collection: Stutz Safety

Stutz Safety
The improved new Safety Stutz - implying that all previous models, and of course all cars made by others, are NOT safe

Background imagePrevious Collection: Bodhidattvas Tusks

Bodhidattvas Tusks
The Bodhisattvas tusks. The Buddha in a previous life as the son of the Elephant chief

Background imagePrevious Collection: Grumman XF3F-1 9727

Grumman XF3F-1 9727
United States Navy - Grumman XF3F-1 9727 (msn 257, Model G-11), at NAS Anacostia. ( this is the third XF3F-1 given this msn & BuNo. Two previous ones crashed before delivery). Date: 1935

Background imagePrevious Collection: Iowa Air National Guard - Northrop F-89J Scorpion O-32662

Iowa Air National Guard - Northrop F-89J Scorpion O-32662
Iowa Air National Guard - Northrop F-89J Scorpion 53-(O-3)2662 (O for obsolete, not a number), of the 124th Fighter Interceptor Squadron

Background imagePrevious Collection: Save for Defence

Save for Defence
This well-known Second World War Savings poster was designed by the leading British railway poster artist Frank Newbould. The design was highly regarded at the time and featured in Modern Publicity

Background imagePrevious Collection: White Star Line, decorative endpapers, presentation book

White Star Line, decorative endpapers, presentation book
White Star Line, decorative endpapers of presentation book. Extremely rare T.H. Ismay hardbound volume presented to the managers

Background imagePrevious Collection: Finishing pottery previous to firing, Alfred Meakin

Finishing pottery previous to firing, Alfred Meakin
Finishing pottery previous to firing in Bisque oven Date: 1913

Background imagePrevious Collection: Cartoon, A Pretty Penny in the Slot -- Baldwin asks John Bull for national investment in mines

Cartoon, A Pretty Penny in the Slot -- Baldwin asks John Bull for national investment in mines. Following the mine-owners reduction of their workers wages

Background imagePrevious Collection: Francisco Javier, miracle at Travancore, India

Francisco Javier, miracle at Travancore, India
Francisco Javier (or Xavier) (1506-1552), Spanish Jesuit missionary in Asia. Seen here as a missionary at Travancore, India -- to convince people of God's power

Background imagePrevious Collection: SR Lord Nelson Class No. 850 Lord Nelson

SR Lord Nelson Class No. 850 Lord Nelson'. (Previous: Southern Railway No. 850 Lord Nelson') by Reginald Mayes

Background imagePrevious Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - You Know what men are

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - You Know what men are
The Caption is You know what men are. In previous wars men generally had the desirable uniforms but in WW2 the ladies had uniforms too and that of the WRENS was particularly attractive

Background imagePrevious Collection: Landing of Julius Caesar in Britain, 54BC

Landing of Julius Caesar in Britain, 54BC
A standard-bearer of the 10th legion in bearskin leads Roman infantry onto a beach at Sandwich, 54BC. Julius Caesar in breastplate and coat stands on board an anachronistic steamboat

Background imagePrevious Collection: Cartiers Departure from St. Malo

Cartiers Departure from St. Malo
Jacques Cartier departs from St. Malo France, to sail for the Iroquoian capital Stadacona, with two Iroquoian captives he had taken during his previous expedition. Date: 1535

Background imagePrevious Collection: The remains of the German zeppelin L-15 sinking off the Kentish coast in 1916

The remains of the German zeppelin L-15 sinking off the Kentish coast in 1916. The ship was hit by gun fire during an air-raid the previous night

Background imagePrevious Collection: Edgar Percival EP-9 Prospector G-APLP

Edgar Percival EP-9 Prospector G-APLP (msn 35), of Crop Culture (Aerial) Ltd, at Bembridge, Isle of Wight. First flown on Class B markings as G-43-8 on 19.3.1958

Background imagePrevious Collection: Curtiss Model G Army Tractor - Signal Corps No. 21

Curtiss Model G Army Tractor - Signal Corps No. 21
Curtiss Model G Army Tractor Signal Corps No.21. The first tractor aircraft for the Signal Corps, all previous aircraft having been pushers. Date: circa 1913

Background imagePrevious Collection: MAPS, ASIA, INDIA 1719

MAPS, ASIA, INDIA 1719
Crude map of northern India, previous to any extensive colonisation, including parts of Pakistan & Bangladesh & the sources of two great rivers the Ganges & Indus

Background imagePrevious Collection: First Balkan War, 1912-1913. Treaty of London in

First Balkan War, 1912-1913. Treaty of London in May 1913. One of the previous sessions of the territorial negotiations between the Ottoman Empire

Background imagePrevious Collection: Queen Victoria with four generations of her family

Queen Victoria with four generations of her family
Queen Victoria pictured with her son, Edward, Prince of Wales, ( Bertie, later King Edward VII), her grandson, George, Duke of York ( Georgie, later King George V) and her great-grandson

Background imagePrevious Collection: Coquette by A. E. Bestall

Coquette by A. E. Bestall
A colour illustration by Alfred Bestall of a young girl with auburn hair trying to coax a red squirral down from a tree. Alfred Bestall (1892-1986)

Background imagePrevious Collection: English Cathedrals - Ripon

English Cathedrals - Ripon - View across water/footbridge looking towards cathedral. Part of Box 144 Boswell Collection - English Cathedrals There has been a stone church on the site since 672 when

Background imagePrevious Collection: Algeria (1960)

Algeria (1960). French soldiers on the Kasbah of Algiers streets after the riots of the previous day (12th December 1960)

Background imagePrevious Collection: YOUNG PLAN / 1929

YOUNG PLAN / 1929
The Young Plan rises like a phoenix/vulture from the ashes of the Dawes plan (the USs previous attempt to ease Germanys economy). 1929

Background imagePrevious Collection: The Pirates Cave. By A. E. Bestall

The Pirates Cave. By A. E. Bestall
An Illustration of two ladies daring each other to venture into a pirates cave. Alfred Bestall (1892-1986) is best-known as the artist who drew Rupert Bear for thirty years

Background imagePrevious Collection: A Landlady with her a prospective lodger

A Landlady with her a prospective lodger
Seaside Landlady (discussing previous lodger):And to crown it all, she actually wanted to take alf of my lovely pictures down! So I tells er straight, You ain t got no soul for art. I says

Background imagePrevious Collection: The Char-A-Banc. By A. E. Bestall

The Char-A-Banc. By A. E. Bestall
A fantasy scene showing two fairies hiding beside a waterfall. They cower from the humans looking from real world above. Alfred Bestall (1892-1986)

Background imagePrevious Collection: American Tank Destroyer at Stavelot; Second World War, 1944

American Tank Destroyer at Stavelot; Second World War, 1944
Photograph showing the crew of an American tank destroyer standing beside their vehicle in Stavelot, twenty miles from Liege, during the Battle of the Bulge in the winter of 1944-5

Background imagePrevious Collection: No. 6 Stoving Clay Pipes Previous to Kiln Drying

No. 6 Stoving Clay Pipes Previous to Kiln Drying
No.6 Stoving Clay Pipes Previous to Kiln Drying - a view of a man laying out clay pipes on racks. (Location: Ireland). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imagePrevious Collection: French Peasant Murdered

French Peasant Murdered
Germans burst into a church accusing a countrywoman of leading them into an ambush by directions she gave them the previous day, so they shoot her. Date: 1915

Background imagePrevious Collection: Jesus (Giotto)

Jesus (Giotto)
JESUS OF NAZARETH as he appeared at his trial before Caiaphas, the High Priest, previous to his crucifixion Date: 6 BC - 30 AD

Background imagePrevious Collection: Inauguration of New Training Ship Arethusa

Inauguration of New Training Ship Arethusa
Inauguration ceremony in July, 1933, for new Training Ship Arethusa which had replaced a previous vessel of the same name which had been scrapped. Date: 1933

Background imagePrevious Collection: National Childrens Home (NCH), Harpenden - The London Choir

National Childrens Home (NCH), Harpenden - The London Choir
National Childrens Home (NCH), Harpenden. The Homes choir, still known as the London Choir - reflecting the Homes previous location in Bethnal Green

Background imagePrevious Collection: House of Commons 1835

House of Commons 1835
The House of Commons in its provisional location, following the fire of 1834 and previous to the construction of the present buildings. Date: 1835

Background imagePrevious Collection: Houses of Parliament

Houses of Parliament
The Houses of Parliament seen from the river, previous to the erection of St Stephens Tower, housing Big Ben. Date: circa 1850

Background imagePrevious Collection: A charge of the Canadians at Ypres

A charge of the Canadians at Ypres
Canadian soldiers charging the enemy at Ypres in 1916. The Canadians were reported to have showed their splendid fighting quality, in retaking trenches captured by the Germans the previous month

Background imagePrevious Collection: Spain (1923). Primo de Riveras Coup d Etat

Spain (1923). Primo de Riveras Coup d Etat
" Spain (1923). Primo de Riveras Coup d Etat. Newspaper " El Liberal" (15th September 1923). Cover with the news of the formation of the Primo de Riveras new government

Background imagePrevious Collection: Castilian poetry collection previous to 15th

Castilian poetry collection previous to 15th c. SPAIN. Madrid. National Library



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