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Secret Collection (#4)

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

Background imageSecret Collection: Cartoon, A Secret, WW1

Cartoon, A Secret, WW1
Cartoon, A Secret, showing two men bathing in the sea. One man tells the other a secret concerning the war, but warns him not to repeat it, as people will think him a coward. Date: 1915

Background imageSecret Collection: His Secret Sorrow, by Bairnsfather

His Secret Sorrow, by Bairnsfather
His Secret Sorrow " I reckon this blike must ave caught is face against one of them forts at Verdun" A cartoon by Captain Bruce Bairnsfather, in The Bystander 1916

Background imageSecret Collection: Secret History of the Channel Tunnel by Heath Robinson

Secret History of the Channel Tunnel by Heath Robinson
An early experiment of the inventor. A proposal for the Channel Tunnel tested out using beer barrels and an accommodating puddle or small pond. Date: 1919

Background imageSecret Collection: Shells in thousands in a recently converted factory 1939

Shells in thousands in a recently converted factory 1939
A factory converted into an ammunition production for bomb shells, during the rearmament programme, in a secret location somewhere in the Black Country. 1939

Background imageSecret Collection: Two whispering geishas, Japan

Two whispering geishas, Japan. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageSecret Collection: Another Secret out - Old Bill in camouflage, Bystander cover

Another Secret out - Old Bill in camouflage, Bystander cover
Front cover of The Bystander featuring Old Bill, the cartoon soldier character created by Captain Bruce Bairnsfather, attired in a uniform of dazzle camouflage. The caption reads, Another secret out

Background imageSecret Collection: Picture of St Theobald

Picture of St Theobald
Illustration of ceremony with key noting: 1. Place of the Masters, 2. Place of apprentices, 3. Grand Master, 4. Orator, 5. Secretary, 6. The Adept, 7. Master of the ceremonies, 8&9

Background imageSecret Collection: King of the Two Sicilies

King of the Two Sicilies
Frontispiece portrait of King, lithographed by C. Hullmandel after M. Gauci, and title page Ferdinand I. King of the Two Sicilies. Date: 1821

Background imageSecret Collection: Carbonara patrol commanded by a police officer

Carbonara patrol commanded by a police officer
Group of guards marching Carbonara patrole commanded by a police officer, himself a Carbonara. Date: 1821

Background imageSecret Collection: Man in uniform with various medals

Man in uniform with various medals
Profile portrait of man in uniform with various medals attached to the lapel of his coat. Lithographed by C. Hullmandel after M. Gauci. H.R.H. Don Francis

Background imageSecret Collection: Guard of the Carbonara Legion

Guard of the Carbonara Legion
Guard dressed in uniform holding a gun and with a sword around his shoulder Guard of the Carbonara Legion Date: 1821

Background imageSecret Collection: Luigi Minichini Luigi Minichini

Luigi Minichini Luigi Minichini
Profile portrait of Luigi Minichini Luigi Minichini. Illustre primo promotore della liberta nazionale. Date: 1821

Background imageSecret Collection: Military radar in wartime by G. H. Davis

Military radar in wartime by G. H. Davis
Military radar: how this vital secret weapon helped the Allied land forces to achieve final victory during the Second World War. Date: 1945

Background imageSecret Collection: Use of radar in the air war by G. H. Davis

Use of radar in the air war by G. H. Davis
Radar: how the most important secret weapon of offence and defence was applied to the air war. Its vital contribution to all the fighting services during the Second World War. Date: 1945

Background imageSecret Collection: Londons secret reservoir by G. H. Davis

Londons secret reservoir by G. H. Davis
Very valuable in droughts: Londons secret reservoir. The water question: artesian wells that give immunity from droughts -- how Inveresk House and other large buildings get their own supply

Background imageSecret Collection: Brother and sister by Muriel Dawson

Brother and sister by Muriel Dawson -- the little boy whispers in the girls ear. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageSecret Collection: Russo-Japanese War, Trench Warfare

Russo-Japanese War, Trench Warfare
British and French soldiers waiting for the enemy in the open North of Courville at the Third Battle of the Aisne on the Western Front in France during World War I on 29th May 1918

Background imageSecret Collection: Russian Guard in the Balkan Mountains

Russian Guard in the Balkan Mountains
A small battalion of Russian soldiers based within the Balkan Mountains during the Russo-Turkish war (April 24, 1877 March 3, 1878). Date: circa 1877

Background imageSecret Collection: Russo-Turkish, Trench Warfare

Russo-Turkish, Trench Warfare
Russian Troops fire bayonettes from trenches during the Russo-Turkish war (April 24, 1877 March 3, 1878). Date: circa 1877

Background imageSecret Collection: Marie Francois Goron - French Detective

Marie Francois Goron - French Detective
Marie Francois Goron behind his desk - Detective - renowned chief of the Paris S�, the citys investigative unit. Date: 1902

Background imageSecret Collection: Cartoon, Studies in Leakage

Cartoon, Studies in Leakage, or how the great secret of the Conference was given away. Showing how news of a Buckingham Palace Conference on Irish Home Rule was leaked to the press. Date: July 1914

Background imageSecret Collection: Philippine Wesler

Philippine Wesler
PHILIPPINE WESLER German noblewoman, secret wife of Ferdinand, son of Emperor Ferdinand I. Date: 1527 - 1580

Background imageSecret Collection: Benjamin Tallmadge

Benjamin Tallmadge
BENJAMIN TALLMADGE American soldier : officer during the revolutionary war and director of Washingtons secret service. with his autograph Date: 1754 - 1835

Background imageSecret Collection: Sharing a loving moment behind The Times

Sharing a loving moment behind The Times
A couple share a loving moment behind The Times ! Date: 1916

Background imageSecret Collection: Senegal - Rebellion at Thies - Sarithia Dieye and Canar Fall

Senegal - Rebellion at Thies - Sarithia Dieye and Canar Fall
The circumstances surrounding the outbreak of the Thies rebellion remain obscure. An article at the time said that the rebellion began after the sentencing to 15 days in jail of Diery Fall

Background imageSecret Collection: Wealthy Businessman andhs Mistress take a ride in a cab

Wealthy Businessman andhs Mistress take a ride in a cab
A wealthy business man with his mistress or his Saturday till Monday girl. Setting off for another " weekend" !! Date: circa 1890s

Background imageSecret Collection: Algerian woman behind the veil

Algerian woman behind the veil
An absolutely stunning photograph of an Algerian Veiled Woman. Her piercing gaze is the only clue to her hidden visage. A study in reserved modesty Date: 1906

Background imageSecret Collection: BOUTERWEK, Friedrich (1806-1867). The Field of

BOUTERWEK, Friedrich (1806-1867). The Field of the Drap d Or. 7th June 1520. 1845. Secret meeting between the kings Henry VIII of England and Francis I of France. Detail. Oil on canvas. FRANCE

Background imageSecret Collection: The Secret of the Trolls

The Secret of the Trolls

Background imageSecret Collection: 16th century codes

16th century codes
Anthony Babingtons acknowledgement of ciphers used with Mary Queen of Scots, September 1586 Date: 1586

Background imageSecret Collection: Secret love

Secret love. Print shows a man looking from behind a sliding screen at a woman carrying a lantern up stairs and looking back at the man. Date between 1770 and 1800



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