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Prize Collection

Background imagePrize Collection: Cortical grey matter schema by Santiago Ramon Y Cajal

Cortical grey matter schema by Santiago Ramon Y Cajal
RAMON Y CAJAL, Santiago (1852-1934). Spanish doctor and histologist, Nobel Prize in 1906. Histological schema of the constitutive elements of the cortical grey matter

Background imagePrize Collection: Histological Diagram of a Mammalian Retina

Histological Diagram of a Mammalian Retina
RAMON Y CAJAL, Santiago (1852-1934). Spanish doctor and histologist, Nobel Prize in 1906. Histological diagram of a mammalian retina. Original drawing by Ramon y Cajal

Background imagePrize Collection: RAMON Y CAJAL, Santiago (1852-1934). Spanish

RAMON Y CAJAL, Santiago (1852-1934). Spanish doctor and histologist, Nobel Prize in 1906. Histological schema of the spinal cord. Original drawing by Ram󮠹 Cajal. SPAIN. Madrid

Background imagePrize Collection: Marie Curie

Marie Curie
Born in Poland in 1867, after receiving her secondary education she worked as a governess for eight years. Marie moved to Paris and read Physics at the Sorbonne

Background imagePrize Collection: Tagore

Tagore, Rabindranath (1861-1941)

Background imagePrize Collection: UK Dairy Show - Feeding the goats

UK Dairy Show - Feeding the goats
Feeding the prize goats at the UK Dairy Show of 1911, held at the Royal Agricultural Hall, Islington, London - now the Business Design Centre and former venue for the BAPLA Picture Buyers Fair

Background imagePrize Collection: Bryant and May safety match matchbox label

Bryant and May safety match matchbox label
Bryant and May special safety match matchbox label with prize medals and stating protection from fire and are not poisonous Date: c. 1910s

Background imagePrize Collection: Marie Curie - Nobel Prize-winning Polish Scientist

Marie Curie - Nobel Prize-winning Polish Scientist
Marie Curie (1867-1934) - Polish Scientist, twice the recipient of the Nobel Prize for her pioneering research on radioactivity, the first woman Nobel winner. Date: 1911

Background imagePrize Collection: Silver spangled Hamburgh cock and hen

Silver spangled Hamburgh cock and hen, Henry Beldons pair, Cup at Allerton 1871, Hen first at Birmingham 1871, and cup at Bristol 1872

Background imagePrize Collection: RAMON Y CAJAL, Santiago (1852-1934). Spanish

RAMON Y CAJAL, Santiago (1852-1934). Spanish

Background imagePrize Collection: RAMON Y CAJAL, Santiago (1852-1934). Spanish

RAMON Y CAJAL, Santiago (1852-1934). Spanish doctor and histologist, Nobel Prize in 1906. Portrait in his laboratory

Background imagePrize Collection: Toulouse geese with dewlap, cock and hen

Toulouse geese with dewlap, cock and hen. Oie de Toulouse a bavette, Anser anser domesticus. Bred by James Watts, winners of five first prizes

Background imagePrize Collection: Blackburn Kangaroo, G-EAOW, has arrived at Hounslow Aer?

Blackburn Kangaroo, G-EAOW, has arrived at Hounslow Aer?
Blackburn Kangaroo, G-EAOW, has arrived at Hounslow Aerodrome ready for the attempt on the 10, 000 prize for the flight to Australia

Background imagePrize Collection: Rowing crew photograph, 1911

Rowing crew photograph, 1911
Rowing crew from Cambridge University posing for a team photograph with a trophy. Date: 1911

Background imagePrize Collection: Lev Davidovich Landau

Lev Davidovich Landau
Russian physicist, LEV DAVIDOVICH LANDAU (1908-1968), who won a Nobel Prize for Physics in 1962

Background imagePrize Collection: Roentgen X-Rays Patient

Roentgen X-Rays Patient
William Konrad Roentgen examines a patient. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 1901 for his discovery in 1895 of what was to be called the x-ray

Background imagePrize Collection: Sailing Barge Match on the Thames, July 1864

Sailing Barge Match on the Thames, July 1864
Engraving of a sailing barge match on the Thames, from the Illustrated London News, 23rd July 1864. This match was hosted by the Prince of Wales Yacht Club over a course from Erith to the Chapman

Background imagePrize Collection: James Figg, Boxer

James Figg, Boxer
Generally regarded as the earliest of Prize Ring champions, Figg was also a expert in the use of swords, cudgels and quarterstaffs

Background imagePrize Collection: Ernest Rutherford

Ernest Rutherford
ERNEST RUTHERFORD British physicist, awarded 1908 Nobel prize for chemistry, president of the Royal Society 1925-30

Background imagePrize Collection: Charles Richet

Charles Richet
CHARLES RICHET French scientist and psychical researcher, Nobel Prize 1913

Background imagePrize Collection: Alice and the Dodo

Alice and the Dodo -- the Dodo solemnly presented the thimble saying, " We beg your acceptance of this elegant thimble"

Background imagePrize Collection: George Stephensons locomotive, the Rocket

George Stephensons locomotive, the Rocket, which won a prize given by the Liverpool and Manchester Railway Company

Background imagePrize Collection: Fridtjof Nansen, Norwegian explorer and scientist

Fridtjof Nansen, Norwegian explorer and scientist
Fridtjof Nansen (1861-1930), Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat and humanitarian, seen here at the time he received the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on behalf of the displaced victims of

Background imagePrize Collection: A Prize Fight

A Prize Fight
A characteristic scene at a prize fight - we haven t been able to identify the two fighters, but no doubt they are well-known pugilists of the day

Background imagePrize Collection: Sutherland Fire Engine

Sutherland Fire Engine
Merryweathers Sutherland fire-engine, which gained first prize at the international contest at the Crystal Palace. The engine continued in use for 27 years

Background imagePrize Collection: Salmon Catch

Salmon Catch
What a whopper! A Victorian gentleman stands proudly next to the salmon he has caught

Background imagePrize Collection: Hazel Lavery in a Lucile gown for Petticoat Lane Tombola WWI

Hazel Lavery in a Lucile gown for Petticoat Lane Tombola WWI
Hazel, Lady Lavery, wife of painter Sir John Lavery pictured as the artist in a tableau staged for a charity event during the First World War called Petticoat Lane

Background imagePrize Collection: The Schneider Trophy 1931 - Calshot Spit, England

The Schneider Trophy 1931 - Calshot Spit, England
Souvenir Programme for the Schneider Trophy of 1929 held at Calshot Spit, England. The Coupe d Aviation Maritime Jacques Schneider (commonly called the Schneider Trophy or Schneider Prize)

Background imagePrize Collection: Advertisement, James Figg, sword fighting, boxing

Advertisement, James Figg, sword fighting, boxing
Advertisement for the services of the champion boxer James Figg - teaching gentlemen the use of the small backsword and quarterstaff, at home and abroad

Background imagePrize Collection: The Pot-Hunter by George Studdy

The Pot-Hunter by George Studdy
Bonzo here shows what might have been, had his pedigree been equal to his popularity. A cute and contented looking Bonzo the dog sucks on a dummy as he sits among the numerous trophies

Background imagePrize Collection: Tipton Slasher sculpture

Tipton Slasher sculpture
Welder and sculptor Jack Bouckley, of Wolverhampton, works on a metal sculpture of 19th Century Black Country heavyweight prize fighter William Perry, known as The Tipton Slasher

Background imagePrize Collection: Leek Show winners

Leek Show winners
Two prize winners at a Leek Show displaying their impressive vegetables alongside a couple of equally impressive mantel clocks, presumably their prizes

Background imagePrize Collection: Mary Henniker-Heaton in fancy dress as Egypt

Mary Henniker-Heaton in fancy dress as Egypt
Mary Henniker-Heaton, debutante daughter of Sir John and Lady Henniker-Heaton, photographed in a fancy dress costume that won her first prize at one of the Monte Carlo fancy dress balls

Background imagePrize Collection: Wingates Temperance Prize Brass Band, Westhoughton, Lancashi

Wingates Temperance Prize Brass Band, Westhoughton, Lancashi
Wingates Temperance Prize Brass Band, Westhoughton, Bolton, near Hindley, Lancashire, England. Date: 1910s

Background imagePrize Collection: Advertisement for various types of steam engine

Advertisement for various types of steam engine
Advertisement for Robey & Co of Lincoln (Globe Works), London, Liverpool, Edinburgh and Paris, manufacturers of various types of steam engine. circa 1883

Background imagePrize Collection: White-faced black Spanish

White-faced black Spanish, cock and hen, Gallus gallus domesticus. Cups for chickens at Bristol 1872. Chromolithograph by Vincent Brooks Day & Son after an illustration by J.W

Background imagePrize Collection: Advert, Guthrie & Wells, Stained Glass Windows, Glasgow

Advert, Guthrie & Wells, Stained Glass Windows, Glasgow
Advert for J & W Guthrie & Andrew Wells, Stained Glass Windows and Mosaics, West George Street, Glasgow, Scotland. 1905

Background imagePrize Collection: The Goal in Sight - Two Scotsmen fired up in race for Scotch

The Goal in Sight - Two Scotsmen fired up in race for Scotch
The Goal in Sight - Two Scotsmen fired up in a race for the First Prize of a bottle of Scotch Whisky! Date: 1916

Background imagePrize Collection: A portrait of George Bernard Shaw

A portrait of George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Irish dramatist, critic and Nobel prize winner. Date: 1946

Background imagePrize Collection: Poster, New York World's Fair, The World of Tomorrow

Poster, New York World's Fair, The World of Tomorrow
Travel poster, designed by Joseph Binder, New York World?s Fair, The World of tomorrow, 1939, Grinnell Litho, New York, USA

Background imagePrize Collection: Golden spangled Hamburgh cock and hen

Golden spangled Hamburgh cock and hen, Gallus gallus domesticus, Henry Beldons pair, cock cup at Birmingham 1870, hen cup at Kendal, Whitehouse and Spalding 1871

Background imagePrize Collection: Black Hamburgh cock and hen

Black Hamburgh cock and hen, Gallus gallus domesticus, Rev. W. Sergeantsons pair, first prize at Birmingham, Edinburgh, Manchester 1871, and Bristol 1872

Background imagePrize Collection: Antoinette IV / 4

Antoinette IV / 4
19 July 1909 Hubert Latham (With Cigarette) Walking with (Bearded) Leon Levavasseur, Designer and Engineer of The, Antionette IV Monoplane

Background imagePrize Collection: The Schneider Trophy 1929 - Calshot Spit, England

The Schneider Trophy 1929 - Calshot Spit, England
Photograph from the Schneider Trophy of 1929 held at Calshot Spit, England. The Coupe d Aviation Maritime Jacques Schneider (commonly called the Schneider Trophy or Schneider Prize)

Background imagePrize Collection: Transport / Flight / Airship

Transport / Flight / Airship
SANTOS-DUMONT successfully flies round the Tour Eiffel, though he fails to complete the circuit in 30 minutes to win the offered prize Date: July 1901

Background imagePrize Collection: Newfoundland, Canada - Hunting Caribou

Newfoundland, Canada - Hunting Caribou. Date: 1902

Background imagePrize Collection: Prizewinning bull at the Smithfield Show

Prizewinning bull at the Smithfield Show
One of King Edward VIIs prizewinners at the Smithfield Show in the Agricultural Hall, Islington, North London

Background imagePrize Collection: Portrait of Marchese Guglielmo Marconi

Portrait of Marchese Guglielmo Marconi
This is a portrait of Italian inventor, Marconi, born 1874, who revolutionised the world of communications with his wireless invention



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