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Sep17 Collection

Background imageSep17 Collection: Life in a Boarding House by Eric Ravilious

Life in a Boarding House by Eric Ravilious
A modern boarding house in cross section, a mural painted by Eric Ravilious at Morley College for Working Men and Women. The paintings at the college were the gift of Sir Joseph Duveen

Background imageSep17 Collection: Royal Corgi family tree

Royal Corgi family tree
Graphic from the Illustrated London News laying out the family tree and lineage of the corgis owned by Queen Elizabeth II. 1987

Background imageSep17 Collection: Eel Pie Island from Twickenham

Eel Pie Island from Twickenham
View of Eel Pie island on the Tideway at Twickenham. Date: 1938

Background imageSep17 Collection: Perfume advertisement for Guerlain Mitsouko

Perfume advertisement for Guerlain Mitsouko
Striking advertisement for the classic Guerlain fragrance, Mitsouko, asking, " Are you her type?". Mitsouko, a fruity chypre, with floral middle notes and spice base notes

Background imageSep17 Collection: St. Jamess Palace - Court of St. James s

St. Jamess Palace - Court of St. James s
View of St. Jamess Palace, begun in 1532, showing the central gateway, which faces St. Jamess Street, the Treasure Chamber, and the Chapel Royal. Date: 1939

Background imageSep17 Collection: Pillars of Hercules and Baileys restaurant

Pillars of Hercules and Baileys restaurant
Soho, London - Greek Street W1 - view of Manette Street (formerly Rose Street) with the Pillars of Hercules public house on the right and Baileys restaurant to the left. Date: 1970

Background imageSep17 Collection: Prince Philip of Greece & Milford Havens at Maidenhead

Prince Philip of Greece & Milford Havens at Maidenhead
Celebrities at the Maidenhead Fishery Club in 1931. From left, the Marchioness of Milford Haven, formerly Countess Nada Torby, daughter of Grand Duke Michael of Russia, her daughter

Background imageSep17 Collection: ILN cover - Kuwait and its ruler, 1961

ILN cover - Kuwait and its ruler, 1961
Front cover of The Illustrated London News featuring the ruler of Kuwait, H. H. Sheikh Sir Abdullah As-Salim As-Sabah with telegrams of support from Kuwaiti citizens

Background imageSep17 Collection: Mr and Mrs Derek Jackson (Pamela Mitford)

Mr and Mrs Derek Jackson (Pamela Mitford)
Pamela Freeman Mitford, second daughter of Baron and Lady Redesdale; the quietest of the six infamous Mitford sisters. Pictured with her husband Derek Jackson at the Heythrop Hunt

Background imageSep17 Collection: Buckets and spades at the seaside

Buckets and spades at the seaside
Two little girls on the beach at an unidentified British seaside resort, carrying their buckets and spades. Date: 1950s

Background imageSep17 Collection: William Luson Thomas & Luke Fildes

William Luson Thomas & Luke Fildes
William Luson Thomas (right), artist, engraver and founder of The Graphic magazine in 1869, pictured with artist Sir Luke Fildes. Date: 1919

Background imageSep17 Collection: Mobile library in an English village

Mobile library in an English village
Enthusiastic readers line up to enter a mobile library in an unidentified rural village in the 1950s. Date: 1950s

Background imageSep17 Collection: Iraq-Kuwait tensions 1961

Iraq-Kuwait tensions 1961
Page from The Illustrated London News with an article written by Cyril Falls on the tensions in Kuwait arising over Iraqi claims to sovereignty over the oil-rich state

Background imageSep17 Collection: Alice in Wonderland by Gilbert Holiday - child reading

Alice in Wonderland by Gilbert Holiday - child reading
A little girl lies on her bed, absorbed in reading books. A study from life by Gilbert Holiday. Date: 1921

Background imageSep17 Collection: Aquashow Sychronised Swimming Team - Bournemouth - relaxing

Aquashow Sychronised Swimming Team - Bournemouth - relaxing
Aquashow Sychronised Swimming Team members at Bournemouth - relaxing in the sea at the beach. Date: 1961

Background imageSep17 Collection: The Workmans Train

The Workmans Train. Interior of a third class carriage running workers from the suburbs of London into the city centre. The illustration related to a feature in the same issue of The Illustrated

Background imageSep17 Collection: Extended family group at the seaside

Extended family group at the seaside - photographed with their backs to a fishing boat (perhaps to act as a windbreak?!) - note the News of the World bucket held by the middle child - perhaps an

Background imageSep17 Collection: Eric Atherton Smith - young boy aged 3 with his toy drum

Eric Atherton Smith - young boy aged 3 with his toy drum (possibly 1911-1974 - from Warrington, Lancashire). Date: circa 1913

Background imageSep17 Collection: Portugal - Lisbon - Liberation Avenue

Portugal - Lisbon - Liberation Avenue
Portugal - Lisbon (Lisboa) - Liberation Avenue (Avenida da Liberdade). Date: circa 1910s

Background imageSep17 Collection: The Graphic Christmas Number 1921 front cover

The Graphic Christmas Number 1921 front cover
Striking front cover design for The Graphic Christmas number 1921 featuring a little girl in a red dress decorating an enormous Christmas tree and holding a Harlequin doll in the air. Date: 1921

Background imageSep17 Collection: Cherry Ripe by John Millais

Cherry Ripe by John Millais
Cherry Ripe by John Milliais, as it appeared in The Graphic Christmas issue of 1880. The original painting depicted Miss Edith Ramage, a relation of William Luson Thomas, founder of The Graphic

Background imageSep17 Collection: Lord Redesdale at wedding of daughter Deborah Mitford

Lord Redesdale at wedding of daughter Deborah Mitford
David Bertram Ogilvy Freeman-Mitford, 2nd Baron Redesdale (13 March 1878 17 March 1958), pictured in Home Guard uniform at the wedding of his youngest daughter

Background imageSep17 Collection: Royal corgis - Rozavel Lucky Strike

Royal corgis - Rozavel Lucky Strike
Welsh (Pembrokeshire) Corgi Rozavel Lucky Strike, international champion bred by Thelma Gray. Forefather and sire of a number of corgis owned by Queen Elizabeth II. Date: 1945

Background imageSep17 Collection: Lord & Lady Mountbatten & daughters by Madame Yevonde

Lord & Lady Mountbatten & daughters by Madame Yevonde
Lord Louis Mountbatten (1900-1979), his wife, the former Edwina Ashley (1901-1960) and their two daughters, Patricia (later Knatchbull, Lady Brabourne, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma, 1924 2017)

Background imageSep17 Collection: Christmas Shopping by Laurie Tayler

Christmas Shopping by Laurie Tayler
A chaotic scene as a bus travels through a crowd of last minute Christmas shoppers. Date: 1921

Background imageSep17 Collection: Sir Edwin Lutyens

Sir Edwin Lutyens
Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens (1869-1944), architect and renowned creator of the government buildings at Delhi and the Cenotaph among other notable structures

Background imageSep17 Collection: The Workmans Train

The Workmans Train. Interior of a third class carriage running workers from the suburbs of London into the city centre. The illustration related to a feature in the same issue of The Illustrated

Background imageSep17 Collection: Edwin Lutyens

Edwin Lutyens
Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens (1869-1944), architect and renowned creator of the government buildings at Delhi and the Cenotaph among other notable structures. 1938

Background imageSep17 Collection: Iraq-Kuwait tensions 1961 - helicopters leaving HMS Bulwark

Iraq-Kuwait tensions 1961 - helicopters leaving HMS Bulwark
Britains spearhead in Kuwait - men of 42 Marine Commando embarking in helicopters of H.M.S. Bulwark to land in Kuwait in July 1961 in support of the Sheikhs request for reinforcement against

Background imageSep17 Collection: Edith Wharton at home on the Riviera

Edith Wharton at home on the Riviera
American novelist Edith Wharton pictured at her home at Hyeres on the French Riviera where she wrote much of The Age of Innocence. Date: 1921

Background imageSep17 Collection: Lady Stavordale and her interests

Lady Stavordale and her interests
Montage photograph of Lady Stavordale, formerly Helen Elizabeth Ward, wife of Edward Fox-Strangways, 7th Earl of Ilchester

Background imageSep17 Collection: Samuel Goldwyn by Tony Wysard

Samuel Goldwyn by Tony Wysard
Caricature of Samuel Goldwyn (1879-1974) American film producer, founder, along with Louis B. Mayer of MGM Studios. Date: 1938

Background imageSep17 Collection: Park Lane in 1938

Park Lane in 1938
View of Park Lane in 1938, the famous London thoroughfare lined with mansions overlooking Hyde Park. Date: 1938

Background imageSep17 Collection: Isobel court gown, 1938

Isobel court gown, 1938
Advertisement for court gowns designed by Isobel of Grosvenor Street and Harrogate. Date: 1938

Background imageSep17 Collection: Slix bathing suit, 1938

Slix bathing suit, 1938
A slix swim suit in lined oil silk, shirred and draped, never shrinks or sags and telescopically fits all figures. Worn together with a Slix cape in the same fabric. Date: 1938

Background imageSep17 Collection: Dunlop advertisement featuring farming scene, 1938

Dunlop advertisement featuring farming scene, 1938
Advertisement for Dunlop tyres demonstrating their essential role in maintaining the smiles on the faces of these jolly agricultural workers. Date: 1938

Background imageSep17 Collection: Players cigarette advert featuring female office worker

Players cigarette advert featuring female office worker
Advertisement for Players cigarettes featuring a woman sitting at an office desk enjoying a smoke. Date: 1938

Background imageSep17 Collection: Harrods advertisement - page boy outfit for a wedding

Harrods advertisement - page boy outfit for a wedding
Advertisement for a page boy outfit, perfect for the 1938 wedding season, though bound to mentally scar the wearer for decades to come

Background imageSep17 Collection: Sidelights on personality - Mrs Charles Sweeny

Sidelights on personality - Mrs Charles Sweeny
Unusual portrait of socialite Mrs Charles Sweeny, the former deb of the year Margaret Whigham and later the notorious Duchess of Argyll

Background imageSep17 Collection: 1939 fashion

1939 fashion
Blonde woman wearing a coral red dress in Tootal fabric, set off with a large brimmed straw hat. Date: 1939

Background imageSep17 Collection: Striped coat from Jays, 1939

Striped coat from Jays, 1939
A striped coat emphasising the fashionable silhouette of 1939 from Jays of Regent Street. Date: 1939

Background imageSep17 Collection: Tatler cover - Lady Louis Mountbatten by Yevonde

Tatler cover - Lady Louis Mountbatten by Yevonde
Lady Louis Mountbatten, Countess Mountbatten of Burma and Vicerine of India (1901 - 1960), formerly Edwina Ashley. Wife of Lord Louis Mountbatten. Date: 1938

Background imageSep17 Collection: Christmas Morning 1919

Christmas Morning 1919
Impression of Christmas morning 1919 by H. M. Brock, the counterpart of an illustration done by H. M. Brocks brother, C. E. Brock of a Victorian Christmas morning in 1869

Background imageSep17 Collection: Fairy tidying up

Fairy tidying up
A conscientious, house proud fairy sweeping up. Date: 1919

Background imageSep17 Collection: Joscelyne by Arthur J. Gaskin

Joscelyne by Arthur J. Gaskin
Joscelyne. Portrait of the artists daughter. Date: 1912

Background imageSep17 Collection: The Little Folk by William Heath Robinson

The Little Folk by William Heath Robinson
A parade of strange little people forming a ramshackle procession to serenade their neighbours at Christmas time. Date: 1919

Background imageSep17 Collection: The Ballad of the Graphic

The Ballad of the Graphic
Illustrated poem telling the story of The Graphic magazine, launched in 1869 by William Luson Thomas. The poem was written by the editor, J. M. Bulloch and illustrated by H

Background imageSep17 Collection: Women in an office, 1901

Women in an office, 1901
Two women in an office. One is seated at a desk with a map on the wall and a typewriter nearby while her visitor is interviewed. Date: 1901



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