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Reception Collection

Background imageReception Collection: An Ideal Home No. III. Space Economy At A Wedding Reception

An Ideal Home No. III. Space Economy At A Wedding Reception
The third of the Ideal Home designs by W. Heath Robinson. The illustrations from The Sketch depict ingenious space creating ideas for the spatially challenged home

Background imageReception Collection: Middlesex Hospital entrance, Mortimer Street, London

Middlesex Hospital entrance, Mortimer Street, London
Middlesex Hospital main entrance hall, Mortimer Street, London. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageReception Collection: Reception of Apprentice

Reception of Apprentice
An blindfolded apprentice is received into a French Masonic Lodge : he bares his right leg as part of the ceremony

Background imageReception Collection: Alexandra Palace, the home of the B. B. C. The large transmitt

Alexandra Palace, the home of the B. B. C. The large transmitt
Alexandra Palace as the home of the B.B.C television service in 1936 showing the mast and transmitting aerials for vision and sound

Background imageReception Collection: Dolls House of Petronella Dunois, c. 1676

Dolls House of Petronella Dunois, c. 1676
Dolls House of Petronella Dunois (1650-1695), c. 1676. Rijksmuseum. Amsterdam. Holland

Background imageReception Collection: Victor Stiebel / Dress

Victor Stiebel / Dress
A design by Victor Stiebel: fine, crystal pleating is used for the full stiffened skirt of this printed paper shantung reception dress. The skirt has a ruffled organza petticoat

Background imageReception Collection: Reception of Jacques de Molay. 1840s; Reception

Reception of Jacques de Molay. 1840s; Reception of Jacques de Molay. 1840s. Work by GRANET, Fran篩s Marius (1775-1849); GRANET, Fran篩s Marius (1775-1849). Oil on canvas. FRANCE. Avignon

Background imageReception Collection: Hat Wireless 1930S

Hat Wireless 1930S
A man tunes into his hat radio!

Background imageReception Collection: Wolverton Station royal reception

Wolverton Station royal reception
The reception room at Wolverton train Station, redecorated in honour of Queen Victoria and Prince Alberts visit to the Duke of Buckingham in 1845

Background imageReception Collection: Queen Sirikit of Thailand at the Thai Embassy

Queen Sirikit of Thailand at the Thai Embassy
An official two-day state visit to the UK by King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) (1927-) and Queen Sirikit (1932-) of Thailand - the Queen at the final function of the trip at the Thai Embassy

Background imageReception Collection: Abd-ar-Rahman III (889- 961). Emir and Caliph of Al-Andalus

Abd-ar-Rahman III (889- 961). Emir and Caliph of Al-Andalus. Abd-ar-Rahman III and his court (1885) by Dionisio Baixeras Verdaguer (1862-1943) depicting the Caliphs reception of the monk John Gorze

Background imageReception Collection: Oliver Twist / Fagin

Oliver Twist / Fagin
Olivers reception by Fagin and the boys

Background imageReception Collection: Wedding of Dan Everard and Dollis Brook

Wedding of Dan Everard and Dollis Brook
Scene at the wedding reception of Dan Everard and Dollis Brook, performers in the Pelissier Follies. The wedding took place at Finchley Parish Church, north London

Background imageReception Collection: The Bureau, Claridge's Hotel, London

The Bureau, Claridge's Hotel, London Date: 1911

Background imageReception Collection: Archduke Maximilian receives the Mexican delegation

Archduke Maximilian receives the Mexican delegation
The reception of the Mexican delegation by Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian at Miramar castle, off the coast of Italy. The head of the delegation holds out a letter from Gutierrez de Estrada

Background imageReception Collection: Babies Castle, Barnardos Home, Hawkhurst, Kent

Babies Castle, Barnardos Home, Hawkhurst, Kent
Children and nurses at Dr Barnardos Babies Castle at Hawkhurst, Kent. The home was opened in 1884 for the reception of babies. Date: Date unknown

Background imageReception Collection: Grand Reception of Kossuth

Grand Reception of Kossuth. The Champion of Hungarian Independence at City Hall, New York. December 6th 1851. Date: December 6th 1851

Background imageReception Collection: Insane Soldiers Asylum, Chatham, Kent, 1857

Insane Soldiers Asylum, Chatham, Kent, 1857
Engraving showing the exterior of the Asylum for the Temporary Reception of Insane Soldiers at Fort Pitt, Chatham, 1857

Background imageReception Collection: King George IV at Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, Scotland

King George IV at Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, Scotland
Reception of King George IV at Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, Scotland - 15th August 1822. Date: 1822

Background imageReception Collection: Grand reception of the notabilities of the nation at the Whi

Grand reception of the notabilities of the nation at the White House, 1865. Interior view of ballroom at the White House during reception for the second inauguration of Abraham Lincoln. Date c1865

Background imageReception Collection: Invitation - Reception for Sultan Aziz in London

Invitation - Reception for Sultan Aziz in London
Invitation to a reception given by the City of London in honour of Sultan Aziz during his stay in London in July 1867. Aziz cultivated good relations with the Second French Empire

Background imageReception Collection: Victoria Goes by Rail

Victoria Goes by Rail
Reception of Queen Victoria at the Central Railway Station, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Background imageReception Collection: Interior of New Royal Yacht - HMY Victoria and Albert 1901

Interior of New Royal Yacht - HMY Victoria and Albert 1901
HMY Victoria and Albert was a royal yacht of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom. Showing the apartments for Edward VII and Alexandra that was furnished by Messrs Waring

Background imageReception Collection: Elevation and floor plan of a house in Pompeii

Elevation and floor plan of a house in Pompeii, showing the oecus, exedra, triclinium, cubiculum, peristylium, viridarium, piscina, apotheca, tablinum, bibliotheca, atrium, ala, impluvium, officina

Background imageReception Collection: Haile Selassie I - Crown Prince and Regent of the Ethiopian Empire (from 1916 to 1928)

Haile Selassie I - Crown Prince and Regent of the Ethiopian Empire (from 1916 to 1928), and then King and Regent (from 1928 to 1930), and finally Emperor (from 1930 to 1974)

Background imageReception Collection: Grand Reception Room, Windsor Castle, Victorian period

Grand Reception Room, Windsor Castle, Victorian period

Background imageReception Collection: Grand Reception Room, Windsor Castle, Berkshire

Grand Reception Room, Windsor Castle, Berkshire - Painted by artist Charles Howard for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J

Background imageReception Collection: Reception room, Commanderie templiere d'Avalleur

Reception room, Commanderie templiere d'Avalleur
Reception room and dining room, 13th century (monumental fireplace added in the late Middle Ages), in the commanderie templiere d'Avalleur, or Templar commandery of Avalleur

Background imageReception Collection: Embellishment of Plaza Mayor, Charles III enters Madrid

Embellishment of Plaza Mayor, Charles III enters Madrid
Embellishment of the Puerta del Sol on the occasion of the entry into Madrid of Charles III, circa 1760. Attributed to Lorenzo de Quiros (1717-1789). History Museum. Madrid. Spain

Background imageReception Collection: Reception of Spaniards by Caribs, from Gottfried's Reiser

Reception of Spaniards by Caribs, from Gottfried's Reiser

Background imageReception Collection: Guests at an official reception, France

Guests at an official reception, France Date: 1869

Background imageReception Collection: Turkey. Constantinople. Dinner for a European ambassador

Turkey. Constantinople. Dinner for a European ambassador
Turkey. Constantinople (Today Istanbul). Dinner for a European ambassador at the Grand Vizier's court, in the imperial Council chamber, around year 1788

Background imageReception Collection: Topkapi Palace. Audience of a European ambassador, 1788

Topkapi Palace. Audience of a European ambassador, 1788
Turkey. Constantinople (Today Istanbul). Topkapi Palace. Audience Chamber. Audience of a European ambassador, 1788. Engraving by Lemaitre, Lalaisse and Chaillot

Background imageReception Collection: Reception of a Venetian ambassadors in Damascus in 1511

Reception of a Venetian ambassadors in Damascus in 1511
The reception of a Venetian ambassadors in Damascus in 1511. Engraving from a painting by the workshop of Bellini, by Lemaitre and Lalaisse

Background imageReception Collection: Japan - Traditional Bathroom and Reception Room

Japan - Traditional Bathroom and Reception Room. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageReception Collection: Japan - Traditional Reception Room with Tokonoma

Japan - Traditional Reception Room with Tokonoma
A Tokonoma, the decorated Alcove of a traditional Japanese Reception Room, complete with sliding screen doors and tatami mats

Background imageReception Collection: White Star Line, Olympic and Titanic, main staircase

White Star Line, Olympic and Titanic, main staircase
White Star Line, Olympic and Titanic, publicity booklet, main staircase. Date: 1912

Background imageReception Collection: White Star Line, Olympic and Titanic, dining room

White Star Line, Olympic and Titanic, dining room
White Star Line, Olympic and Titanic, publicity booklet, view inside a dining room. Date: 1912

Background imageReception Collection: White Star Line, Olympic and Titanic, booklet cover

White Star Line, Olympic and Titanic, booklet cover
White Star Line, Olympic and Titanic, Largest Steamers in the World, publicity booklet cover design by Sam M Brown, 32 pages approx. 4.75 x 7 inches, bound with red ribbon. Date: 1912

Background imageReception Collection: White Star Line, RMS Titanic - publicity booklet

White Star Line, RMS Titanic - publicity booklet, containing five sepia plates of the liner's first class areas complete with original tissue covers

Background imageReception Collection: The Conquest of Mexico (1519-21). Hernan Cortes in Zempuala

The Conquest of Mexico (1519-21). Hernan Cortes in Zempuala
The Conquest of Mexico (1519-1521). Hernan Cortes in Zempuala, welcomed by the Cacique Gordo (Chief Gordo). Detail. Table belonging to a set of 6 made with the enconchado technique. Anonymous author

Background imageReception Collection: Erven Lucas Bols

Erven Lucas Bols
A photograph showing a reception room of Amsterdam based distillery, Ervan Lucas Bols, established in 1575 originally inside a wooden shed. Date: circa 1921

Background imageReception Collection: Red Cross enquirers

Red Cross enquirers
Enquirers being interviewed in the Red Cross reception room. Date: 1940

Background imageReception Collection: Whittingham's London Hotel, Taunton

Whittingham's London Hotel, Taunton - with a fine array of motor cars, vehicles and patrons arranged in front of the exterior

Background imageReception Collection: Elegant Edwardian reception room

Elegant Edwardian reception room with polished wooden table, chaise longue, large family photographic portrait over the mantelpiece and neat shelves of leather-bound volumes. Date: 1912

Background imageReception Collection: Mervyn Stockwood, Barbara Cartland and Eric Heffer

Mervyn Stockwood, Barbara Cartland and Eric Heffer
Bishop Mervyn Stockwood (1913-1995), Anglican Bishop of Southwark, with Barbara Cartland (1901-2000), English romantic novelist, and Eric Heffer (1922-1991), left-wing Labour politician

Background imageReception Collection: Message from the dead: Photograph of a medium during the reception of a spiritualistic message

Message from the dead: Photograph of a medium during the reception of a spiritualistic message with a mask over his eyes. Date: 1908

Background imageReception Collection: The Reception of Rifat Pasha, Turkish Governor of Thrace - Istanbul, Turkey. Date: 1922

The Reception of Rifat Pasha, Turkish Governor of Thrace - Istanbul, Turkey. Date: 1922



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