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Sets Collection

Background imageSets Collection: OLYMPICS / 1948 / 10, 000 MET

OLYMPICS / 1948 / 10, 000 MET
Emil Zatopek (Czech) sets the 10, 000 metre record

Background imageSets Collection: Ad for Hornby Trains

Ad for Hornby Trains
An advertisement for Hornby model train sets

Background imageSets Collection: The Spirit of St Louis

The Spirit of St Louis
Charles Lindbergh, in the Spirit of St Louis, sets off from New York on his solo flight across the Atlantic

Background imageSets Collection: The Mole Catcher

The Mole Catcher
The mole catcher sets off, laden with his home-made traps, Burtersett, Wensleydale, Yorkshire, England

Background imageSets Collection: LCC-LFB changeover from brass to cork fire helmets

LCC-LFB changeover from brass to cork fire helmets
Two firemen in the foreground wearing new style cork helmets and Proto Mark IV breathing apparatus sets. The man on the right is from Station 34, Shadwell

Background imageSets Collection: Advert for Shelley Vogue China 1931

Advert for Shelley Vogue China 1931
Shelleys Vogue shape coffee set, usual in yellow and black overlapping block pattern. Advertisement for new catalogue with Shelley china tea, coffee, morning and dinner sets. Date: 1931

Background imageSets Collection: A 1950s Family Living Room

A 1950s Family Living Room
A classic nuclear family in their living room, the children playing with a train set, the Father reading his book or magazine in a comfy chair

Background imageSets Collection: The Hesse-Cassel and Greek royal families

The Hesse-Cassel and Greek royal families
The youngest daughters of Vicky, Princess Royal of Great Britain and Empress of Prussia, the Princesses Sophie and Margarete of Prussia with their husbands and children at Friedrichshof in 1904

Background imageSets Collection: British Empire Map 1902

British Empire Map 1902
Map showing the extent of the British Empire in 1902 - the Empire on which the sun never sets !

Background imageSets Collection: ROBERTS R RADIO 1970S

ROBERTS R RADIO 1970S
A trendy Roberts R portable radio

Background imageSets Collection: Homeward at Sunset Aldin

Homeward at Sunset Aldin
Homeward : three white horses pull a covered wagon and an elderly man and woman follow on foot as the sun sets over the hills

Background imageSets Collection: Card Game - The Game of Suffragette

Card Game - The Game of Suffragette
The Game of Suffragette was devised and produced by the Kensington branch of the Womens Social & Political Union. It was announced in the November 1907 issue of the Unions publication

Background imageSets Collection: Reformation in England

Reformation in England
Title-page of a history of the Reformation in England : Henry VIII defies the pope, Edward VI prays, Mary burns Ridley, Latimer, Cranmer; Elizabeth sets all right

Background imageSets Collection: Tolstoy Last Journey

Tolstoy Last Journey
LEO TOLSTOY The Russian novelist sets out on his last journey... Date: 1828 - 1910

Background imageSets Collection: OLYMPICS / 1948 / 400 METRE

OLYMPICS / 1948 / 400 METRE
Arthur Wint (Jamaica) sets the 400 metre record

Background imageSets Collection: Hat Wireless 1930S

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

Background imageSets Collection: Joseph Harker in his scenery painting studio

Joseph Harker in his scenery painting studio
Renowned scenery painter, Joseph Harker, seen in his studio with one of his four sons. Harker was the foremost firm for scenery painting in the London theatre world. Date: 1924

Background imageSets Collection: Toilet Services, Real Wedgwood Ware, Plate 50

Toilet Services, Real Wedgwood Ware, Plate 50, showing patterned washing bowls, jugs, soap dishes, and a slop pail far too nice to put slops in. Date: circa 1880s

Background imageSets Collection: The coinage used in the United States of America

The coinage used in the United States of America
A postcard depicting the coinage used in the United States of America, along with a currency conversion table. Date: 1902

Background imageSets Collection: Asprey non-spill drink sets and trolleys advertisement, 1935

Asprey non-spill drink sets and trolleys advertisement, 1935
Advertisement for a variety of cocktail trays and trolleys from the luxury brand, Asprey, in chrome and glass, all of which have the nifty advantage of never spilling your drinks

Background imageSets Collection: Mappin & Webb cocktail set advertisement

Mappin & Webb cocktail set advertisement
Advertisement for cocktail and liqueur sets by Mappin & Webb featuring two men and a woman enjoying drinks around a cocktail cabinet. Date: 1927

Background imageSets Collection: Painting Stage Sets

Painting Stage Sets
Painting stage sets on old wooden scaffolding at the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. Date: 1960s

Background imageSets Collection: A. F. Wilding, Wimbledon Champion

A. F. Wilding, Wimbledon Champion
Photograph of New Zealand tennis player, Anthony Frederick Wilding, Wimbledon Mens Champion in 1910, 1911, 1912 and 1913. His championship run came to an end in 1914 when he was beaten by Australian

Background imageSets Collection: Tweed Coat 1928

Tweed Coat 1928
Young man sets out for walk over the moors in a single- breasted tweed overcoat with raglan sleeves & pocket flaps, he also wears a grey fedora hat with black hatband

Background imageSets Collection: Cuchulain to Emain Macha

Cuchulain to Emain Macha
Cuchulain (Cu Chulainn) sets out for Emain Macha

Background imageSets Collection: Puffing Billy engine

Puffing Billy engine
Puffing Billy, steam engine invented by William Headley in 1813. Headley solved the problem of slippage on the iron tracks by applying power through two sets of driving wheels

Background imageSets Collection: Silver Jubilee 1977

Silver Jubilee 1977
A woman wearing a jumper with batwing sleeves sets out plates of sandwiches wrapped in polythene at a Silver Jubilee street party table in Horley, Sussex, England

Background imageSets Collection: Oswald Sets up Cross

Oswald Sets up Cross
King Oswald of Northumbria sets up a cross at Hefenfelth (Heavens Field) before a battle & is victorious. The cross becomes a site of miracles & healing

Background imageSets Collection: MUSSOLINI / HARVESTING 33

MUSSOLINI / HARVESTING 33
BENITO MUSSOLINI Italian dictator sets an example by helping out with the harvest Date: 1933

Background imageSets Collection: SLIPS & KNICKERS 1935 SLIPS & KNICKERS 1935

SLIPS & KNICKERS 1935 SLIPS & KNICKERS 1935
Fashionable lingerie in art silk: sets composed of a slip with lace yoke & directoire knickers, or a slip & French knickers, plus a nightgown with bow trim. Date: 1935

Background imageSets Collection: Twin Sets

Twin Sets - Summer fashions. Good Housekeeping July 1931. Date: 1931

Background imageSets Collection: Advert, Heatonex garments, drawn by Mabel Lucie Attwell

Advert, Heatonex garments, drawn by Mabel Lucie Attwell
Advert, Heatonex guaranteed garments for boys and girls, coat sets, blazers, gym frocks, drawn by Mabel Lucie Attwell

Background imageSets Collection: WW2 - The Iris Sets Out For Dunkirk

WW2 - The Iris Sets Out For Dunkirk
An illustration for a WW2 children's short story, We Will Return, written by R. Ernest Bailey. The image shows some British wartime crewmembers of a vessel named Iris

Background imageSets Collection: Cover design, Father Christmas, Meccano magazine

Cover design, Father Christmas, Meccano magazine
Cover design, Father Christmas in a Meccano aeroplane dropping Meccano sets to boys Date: 1923

Background imageSets Collection: Mrs Calthrop

Mrs Calthrop
A portrait painting of Gladys Calthrop, sat with folded arms, wearing a distinctive orange dress. After befriending Noel Coward

Background imageSets Collection: Brolt Advertisement

Brolt Advertisement
An advertisement for Brown Brothers Limited, promoting Brolt British made electric lights and starter sets for motor vehicles

Background imageSets Collection: Cunard Line, RMS Queen Mary - souvenir brass items

Cunard Line, RMS Queen Mary - souvenir brass items made from her propellers - four coasters, 3.5 inches diameter, two paperweights, 2 inches diameter, tie bar, lapel pin, and two sets of cufflinks

Background imageSets Collection: Somerset

Somerset
The LNER was especially fond of commissioning posters in sets. This is one of six undertaken by Frank Newbould in 1931 entitled East Coast Types'

Background imageSets Collection: East Coast Types No. 6. The Donkey Boy

East Coast Types No. 6. The Donkey Boy
The LNER was especially fond of commissioning posters in sets. This is one of six undertaken by Frank Newbould in 1931 entitled East Coast Types'

Background imageSets Collection: Booklet cover, Ediswan TV sets

Booklet cover, Ediswan TV sets
Booklet cover, How to choose a Television Set, Ediswan Date: 1951

Background imageSets Collection: Scene from The Faithful Heart

Scene from The Faithful Heart
A scene from the film The Faithful Heart depicting a fictional Victoria Cross investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Date: 1932

Background imageSets Collection: The Miracle at the Lyceum Theatre

The Miracle at the Lyceum Theatre
Scenes from Max Reinhardt's production of The Miracle at the Lyceum Theatre, a story told entirely in mime. Inset is Lady Diana Duff Cooper (1892-1986) as the Madonna. Date: 1932

Background imageSets Collection: Grand Hotel Scene

Grand Hotel Scene
A scene from the play Grand Hotel being performed at the Adelphi Theatre. The production ran from September 1931 to January 1932 and was noted for its special effects. Date: 1931

Background imageSets Collection: Miniature Film Sets

Miniature Film Sets
Danish art director and costume designer Max Ree (1889-1953) works out possible camera angles with the help of miniature film sets

Background imageSets Collection: Filming at Elstree Studios

Filming at Elstree Studios
Film director T. Hayes Hunter (1884-1944) working with actors Herbert Marshall (1890-1966) and Edna Best (1900-1974) during the filming of The Calendar at Elstree Studios. Date: 1931

Background imageSets Collection: Advert for Braemar Knitwear

Advert for Braemar Knitwear's cashmere twinset. Date: 1939



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