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Secret Collection (#5)

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

Background imageSecret Collection: Secret song of the biwa (loquat) blossom: Matsunami Kengyo a

Secret song of the biwa (loquat) blossom: Matsunami Kengyo as Akushichi Byoe. Head-and-shoulders portrait of the actor Aku Hichibei. Date 1863

Background imageSecret Collection: Of His Majestys ships on the secret expedition, against the

Of His Majestys ships on the secret expedition, against the Havannah

Background imageSecret Collection: Evangeline Booth on The secret of the Salvation Armys succe

Evangeline Booth on The secret of the Salvation Armys success at City Auditorium. Poster features a photographic portrait of Evangeline Booth, standing, three-quarter length

Background imageSecret Collection: A dark secret

A dark secret. Date c1900

Background imageSecret Collection: Secret service by Wm. Gillette

Secret service by Wm. Gillette. Date c1896

Background imageSecret Collection: Wm. Calders spectacular production, John Martins secret by

Wm. Calders spectacular production, John Martins secret by Sutton Vane. Date 1898

Background imageSecret Collection: Wm. Calders spectacular production of John Martins secret

Wm. Calders spectacular production of John Martins secret by Sutton Vane. Date c1898

Background imageSecret Collection: Woman waiting for lover

Woman waiting for lover
First at the Rendezvous. Why Don t He Come! Woman waiting on a horse for her lover for a secret meeting Date: ca. 1847

Background imageSecret Collection: The Carrier Dove

The Carrier Dove. The Return. Two women holding a bird with a message Date: ca. 1847

Background imageSecret Collection: England / Penshurst

England / Penshurst
Terraced steps in a walled garden near the church in the village of Penshurst, Kent, England. Date: early 1930s

Background imageSecret Collection: LONDON HAVEN OF REST

LONDON HAVEN OF REST
Between Mount Street and Farm Street, Mayfair, London, is this delightful Haven of Rest a charming garden, formed out of a disused burial ground. Date: 1950s

Background imageSecret Collection: Minster Lovell Hall

Minster Lovell Hall
The ruins of Minster Lovell Hall, Cotswolds, Oxfordshire, England. It was built by Lord William Lovell in the 1440s. Legend has it that he died in a secret room in the hall. Date: mid 15th century

Background imageSecret Collection: Garage with a Past

Garage with a Past
This unassuming garage of James Sawyer, near Buckingham Palace, London, has a secret past - it was once Queen Victorias cow shed! Date: 9 April 1930

Background imageSecret Collection: Secret Garden

Secret Garden
An old water pump and block paved entrance, through a lovely arched wrought iron gateway into a secret garden or suchlike... Date: 1930s

Background imageSecret Collection: FALSE BOOKCASE

FALSE BOOKCASE
A false corner cupboard bookcase, concealing a drinks shelf, radio and speakers! Date: early 1930s

Background imageSecret Collection: Revelations on Honeymoon

Revelations on Honeymoon
Revelations - 1st Chapter A hilarious postcard showing a couple on their honeymoon, revealing to each other (for seemingly yht efirst time!) their physical shortcomings

Background imageSecret Collection: Hypnotic Ball

Hypnotic Ball
BARTONs ISLAND (Harl Vincent) The electric long-distance hypnotic ball is sent to incapacitate a member of the Secret Council, just in time Date: 1929

Background imageSecret Collection: Dragons Blood

Dragons Blood
Act two : Siegfried discovers the secret of dragons blood after slaying Fafner who has taken on the form of a dragon, the better to guard his hoard

Background imageSecret Collection: Secret of the Pyramid

Secret of the Pyramid
SECRET OF THE PYRAMID (Robert Moore Williams) The hero battles with the monstrous Zorlings in the interior of the Great Pyramid Date: 1939

Background imageSecret Collection: SECRET OF BURIED CITY

SECRET OF BURIED CITY
SECRET OF THE BURIED CITY (John Russell Fearn) The Earth is destroyed to make way for a better civilisation Date: 1939

Background imageSecret Collection: Lincoln at Antietam / Phot

Lincoln at Antietam / Phot
President Abraham Lincoln visiting the Camps at Antietam. On his (r) is Allan Pinkerton, the organiser of the army secret service, and (l) is Gen. John A McClernand Date: 3 October 1862

Background imageSecret Collection: Secret of Observatory

Secret of Observatory
THE SECRET OF THE OBSERVATORY (Robert Bloch) Lois is menaced by the Mongol Date: 1938

Background imageSecret Collection: Anne Jane Lady Audley

Anne Jane Lady Audley
ANNE JANE, baroness AUDLEY (nee Donnelly) wife of George, 19th baron. (So far as we know, she is not the heroine of the play Lady Audleys Secret ) Date: ? - 1855

Background imageSecret Collection: British Ballad, The Gay Goshawk

British Ballad, The Gay Goshawk
THE GAY HOSHAWK. British ballad about a Scottish squire who sends letters to his love by a goshawk. He tells her that he will die for love

Background imageSecret Collection: King Alexander I of Greece and his wife

King Alexander I of Greece and his wife
King Alexander of Greece(1893-1920) with his wife, Madame Aspasia Manos of Athens(1896-1972), a commoner. The unofficial civil marriage ceremony was conducted in secret in November 1919

Background imageSecret Collection: Arthur Ranc / Gill

Arthur Ranc / Gill
Arthur Ranc (1831-1908), Duel fighting, French politician and writer. Implicated in a plot against Napoleon III, imprisoned for belonging to a secret society

Background imageSecret Collection: Observation post 1918

Observation post 1918
A soldier in a canvas and steel observation post near Souchez on the Western Front in France during World War I in May 1918

Background imageSecret Collection: A secret is shared

A secret is shared
A woman whispers something into the ear of a humbly dressed servant who carries a bible. The painting is entitled Peine Perdue, meaning a waste of time

Background imageSecret Collection: Secret Admirer 1918

Secret Admirer 1918
A showgirl, dressed as a bottle of Champagne - and why not? - is intrigued to find that a secret admirer had left flowers in her dressing room

Background imageSecret Collection: Richard Sands Air Walking at Drury Lane, 1853

Richard Sands Air Walking at Drury Lane, 1853
Engraving showing Richard Sands (d.1861), the American acrobat, equestrian and air walker, performing at Drury Lane Theatre, London, March 1853

Background imageSecret Collection: Abelard Instructs Helois

Abelard Instructs Helois
Abelard falls in love with Heloise while instructing her in theology; she falls in love with him while being instructed; they marry in secret, but he is castrated

Background imageSecret Collection: Womans bedroom

Womans bedroom
Womans bedroon. A colour scheme of green, with dark furniture in Macassar ebony, showing a bookcase commode with secret jewel safe. The new British furniture, a complete home in the modern manner

Background imageSecret Collection: Signs used by burglars and tramps

Signs used by burglars and tramps
A series of photographs showing burglars secret signs to their accomplices. The signs are drawn onto houses to warn of the reception they are likely to recieve

Background imageSecret Collection: Secret Library Doorway

Secret Library Doorway
A young Edwardian boy discovers a secret doorway in the library, concealed behind the false panel of a bookcase

Background imageSecret Collection: Three Girls Talking 19C

Three Girls Talking 19C
Three little girls talking in a conspiratorial way

Background imageSecret Collection: Social / Russia Police

Social / Russia Police
Okhrana - pre-revolutionary secret police

Background imageSecret Collection: A close friend is better than a near relation

A close friend is better than a near relation
Couple having a secret tryst on a beach, while an elderly aunt or relative brandishes a parasol on discovering them together

Background imageSecret Collection: Cabinet Noir

Cabinet Noir
The correspondence of persons suspected of republican sympathies is subject to censorship by the secret Cabinet Noir

Background imageSecret Collection: Miss Braddon

Miss Braddon
MARY ELIZABETH BRADDON English novelis, playwright and actress. Protagonist of the Victorian sensational novel, notably Lady Audleys Secret



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