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Secret Collection (#3)

Background imageSecret Collection: Comic postcard, Little girl and boy sharing a secret Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Little girl and boy sharing a secret Date: 20th century

Background imageSecret Collection: Operation Gold. Reconstruction of the tunnel built by Americ

Operation Gold. Reconstruction of the tunnel built by American intelligence and British between 1954 and 1955 to link the west and east side of the city

Background imageSecret Collection: Secret Toad-Headed Agama - dispays its collar

Secret Toad-Headed Agama - dispays its collar when being disturbed - sand dunes - desert (Phrynocephalus mystaceus Pallas). Caspian sea shore - Turkmenistan. April

Background imageSecret Collection: Secret Toad-Headed Agama - dispays being disturbed

Secret Toad-Headed Agama - dispays being disturbed - sand dunes - desert (Phrynocephalus mystaceus Pallas). Caspian sea shore - Turkmenistan. Spring - April

Background imageSecret Collection: The Sixtus Affair, fighting over Alsace-Lorraine

The Sixtus Affair, fighting over Alsace-Lorraine
Cartoon in Punch magazine entitled Discipline. The blackboard reads France ought to have Alsace-Lorraine Carl referring to the German suspicions that in March 1917 a secret message was sent

Background imageSecret Collection: Tatler front cover, Secret Gardens 1964

Tatler front cover, Secret Gardens 1964
Front cover of The Tatler showing a little girl, Victoria Scott-Brown, sitting quietly in one of the gardens in Cadogan Street, London, wearing a Tana Lawn dress by Liberty. Date: 1964

Background imageSecret Collection: Anne-Jean Savary

Anne-Jean Savary
ANNE-JEAN MARIE RENE SAVARY, duc de Rovigo French secret service agent, statesman Date: 1774 - 1833

Background imageSecret Collection: Romania - The Calusari

Romania - The Calusari
The Calusari - members of a Romanian fraternal secret society who practiced a ritual acrobatic dance known as the calus. Date: circa 1906

Background imageSecret Collection: Initiation to the Master of Secrets

Initiation to the Master of Secrets
Initiaition ceremony where the member is given a secret and receives a wreath. 1890s

Background imageSecret Collection: Vehmgericht / Secret Soc

Vehmgericht / Secret Soc
Members of the Vehmgericht, or Judges of the Secret Court, of Westphalia, who have just hanged one of their victims from a tree Date: 16th century?

Background imageSecret Collection: Walled garden, Great Maytham Hall, near Rolvenden, Kent

Walled garden, Great Maytham Hall, near Rolvenden, Kent
View of the walled garden at the back of Great Maytham Hall, a Grade II listed country house near Rolvenden, Kent. It was the inspiration for the childrens classic, The Secret Garden

Background imageSecret Collection: Careless Talk Costs Lives - World War II poster

Careless Talk Costs Lives - World War II poster
A poster instructing civilians to " Keep it under your hat" and not to gossip, in case vital information is inadvertently passed to the enemy

Background imageSecret Collection: Prince Carol and Princess Helen of Romania

Prince Carol and Princess Helen of Romania
Crown Prince Carol of Romania, later King Carol II, with his fiancee Princess Helen of Greece in 1921. When they married, Carol already had a chequered past

Background imageSecret Collection: Carbonari Initiated / 1820

Carbonari Initiated / 1820
New members are initiated into the Carbonari, the Italian nationalist secret society. The oath of initiation was based on that of the Freemasons

Background imageSecret Collection: Russia / 1918 / Cheka Prison

Russia / 1918 / Cheka Prison
Prisoners held by the Cheka, a secret police force established in December 1917 to investigate counter- revolutionary crimes

Background imageSecret Collection: Russia / Cheka Agent / 1919

Russia / Cheka Agent / 1919
A female agent of the Cheka secret police

Background imageSecret Collection: Corporal Violet

Corporal Violet
NAPOLEON I: Profiles of Maria Louisa, Napoleon & their child can be seen in this posy of violets. The flower being the symbol his adherents used to recognize each other by

Background imageSecret Collection: Blowing up old radar station, Beachy Head, Sussex

Blowing up old radar station, Beachy Head, Sussex
Blowing up an old radar station at Beachy Head, near Eastbourne, Sussex. In 1950 an underground Air Ministry Radio Station was constructed on the cliff top at Beachy Head

Background imageSecret Collection: Japan - A Geisha whispers a secret to another fellow Geisha

Japan - A Geisha whispers a secret to another fellow Geisha
Japan - Confidences - A Geisha whispers a secret to another fellow Geisha Date: 1904

Background imageSecret Collection: Statues in Muzeon Sculpture Park, Moscow, Russia

Statues in Muzeon Sculpture Park, Moscow, Russia
Two women view statues in the Muzeon Sculpture Park, Moscow, Russia. In the centre is a statue of Felix Dzerzhinsky (1877-1926), Polish-Russian agitator and head of the secret police

Background imageSecret Collection: The Convent of Chaillot, Louis XIV and La Valliere

The Convent of Chaillot, Louis XIV and La Valliere -- scene outside the convent of Sainte Marie de Chaillot, with King Louis XIV (1638-1715) holding the hand of Louise

Background imageSecret Collection: Illustration to Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott

Illustration to Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott
Illustration to the novel Kenilworth (first published 1821) by Sir Walter Scott -- the Countess (Amy Robsart) admiring the noble devices and jewels worn by her husband, the Earl of Leicester

Background imageSecret Collection: Izmir, Turkey - The Dark Gateway at the foot of Mount Pagus

Izmir, Turkey - The Dark Gateway at the foot of Mount Pagus Date: circa 1907

Background imageSecret Collection: Fantastic Adventures - Secret of the flaming ring

Fantastic Adventures - Secret of the flaming ring
Cover of Fantastic Adventures, March 1951, featuring the story Secret of the flaming ring by P. F. Costello. A young beautiful woman and a futuristic looking warrior are surrounded by flames

Background imageSecret Collection: Louis XIII visiting in the convent of the Visitation to Luis

Louis XIII visiting in the convent of the Visitation to Luis
Louis XIII (1601-1643). King of France. Louis XIII visiting in the convent of the Visitation to Luise de La Fayette (1616-1655). Engraving. Colored

Background imageSecret Collection: Germany. Berlin. Museum of Stasi

Germany. Berlin. Museum of Stasi
Germany. Berlin. Museum Stasi. Old Ministry of State Security or The Stasi. Awards and emblems of the GDR

Background imageSecret Collection: Japan - Two Geisha Girls whispering to each other

Japan - Two Geisha Girls whispering to each other Date: 1906

Background imageSecret Collection: Brown leather bag on a greetings card

Brown leather bag on a greetings card
Brown leather bag on a movable greetings card -- Don t let the Cat out of the Bag. Date: early 20th century

Background imageSecret Collection: Caricature of Ashmead Bartlett, Conservative MP

Caricature of Ashmead Bartlett, Conservative MP
Caricature of Sir Ellis Ashmead Bartlett (1849-1902), American-born British Conservative politician, MP from 1880 until 1902. Described here as the secret of Englands greatness. 1883

Background imageSecret Collection: Dzerzhinsky

Dzerzhinsky
FELIX EDMUNDOVICH DZERZHINSKY Russian revolutionary, the first head of the Soviet secret police : photographed in Red Square, Moscow, in 1920. Date: 1877 - 1926

Background imageSecret Collection: Maintenon / Collignon

Maintenon / Collignon
Francoise d Aubigne, madame de MAINTENON, widow of the poet Scarron and second wife (secret) of Louis XIV. Date: 1635 - 1719

Background imageSecret Collection: Maintenon / Miniature

Maintenon / Miniature
Francoise d Aubigne, madame de MAINTENON, widow of the poet Scarron and second wife (secret) of Louis XIV. Date: 1635 - 1719

Background imageSecret Collection: Secret Garden / Mary

Secret Garden / Mary
Mary and the portrait. Date: First published: 1911

Background imageSecret Collection: Maintenon (Laure)

Maintenon (Laure)
Francoise d Aubigne, madame de MAINTENON, widow of the poet Scarron and the second wife (secret) of Louis XIV Date: 1635 - 1719

Background imageSecret Collection: Maintenon / Tavernier

Maintenon / Tavernier
Francoise d Aubigne MADAME DE MAINTENON widow of the poet Scarron, and second wife (secret) of Louis XIV Date: 1635 - 1719

Background imageSecret Collection: Treaty of Dover

Treaty of Dover
TREATY OF DOVER The duchesse d Orleans, sister in law of Charles II, arrives at Dover to conduct secret negotiations between France and England Date: May 1670

Background imageSecret Collection: Maintenon / Pingret

Maintenon / Pingret
Francoise d Aubigne, madame de MAINTENON, widow of the poet Scarron and second wife (secret) of Louis XIV. Date: 1635 - 1719

Background imageSecret Collection: Maintenon / Mignard

Maintenon / Mignard
Francoise d Aubigne, madame de MAINTENON, second wife (secret) of Louis XIV, depicted with a charity girl from St Cyr, a foundation to which she was much devoted. Date: 1635 - 1719

Background imageSecret Collection: Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Mary Elizabeth Braddon
MARY ELIZABETH BRADDON - British writer (Lady Audleys Secret amongst many others) Date: 1837 - 1915

Background imageSecret Collection: Romantic greetings card with secret message

Romantic greetings card with secret message - Turn me quickly round and round, and my message will be found. (2 of 2) Date: circa 1890s

Background imageSecret Collection: Babende Secret Society

Babende Secret Society
A Makenge, leading figure in the Babende, a secret society of the Bangongo, a sub-tribe of the Bushongo in Musumba, Lower Congo, dancing at an initiation ceremony Date: 1913

Background imageSecret Collection: Between you me & the gate-post

Between you me & the gate-post
Young Welsh couple sharing a kiss and a secret. Artist: Florence Hardy Date: 1910

Background imageSecret Collection: Secrets

Secrets
Two children dressed in Pierrot and Pierrette clown costumes share a secret on a snowy hill. Artist: Florence Hardy Date: 1910

Background imageSecret Collection: The Midnight Wedding by Walter Howard

The Midnight Wedding by Walter Howard
Promotional postcard for The Midnight Wedding by Walter Howard. First produced at the Junction Theatre, Manchester, 30th October 1905, West London Theatre, 25th February 1907 and Lyceum Theatre

Background imageSecret Collection: Archduke Otto von Hapsburg and friend - Berlin

Archduke Otto von Hapsburg and friend - Berlin
Otto von Hapsburg (Archduke Otto of Austria) (19122011) and friend. The young Archduke, Pretender to the throne of Hungary as the eldest son of the late Emperor Charles of Austria

Background imageSecret Collection: An Unconfirmed Report states - Rumours, H. M. Bateman, WW1

An Unconfirmed Report states - Rumours, H. M. Bateman, WW1
" An unconfirmed report states - Rumour." This Bateman cartoon warns the readers against passing on potentially important information during wartime to friends

Background imageSecret Collection: Cartoon, Wife & No Wife, or, A trip to the Continent

Cartoon, Wife & No Wife, or, A trip to the Continent, by James Gillray. Showing the secret marriage believed to have taken place between the Prince of Wales (later George IV) and Mrs Fitzherbert

Background imageSecret Collection: Page design, secret societies, School Silhouettes

Page design, secret societies, School Silhouettes
Page design for secret societies in School Silhouettes, once owned by a female student of Fayetteville High School, New York, USA. Depicting a young woman holding her finger to her lips



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