Skip to main content

Shell Collection

Background imageShell Collection: The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds
THE WAR OF THE WORLDS A Martian fighting-machine is destroyed by a hit from a shell

Background imageShell Collection: At the Front - World War One recruitment poster

At the Front - World War One recruitment poster
Recruitment poster during World War I featuring a dramatic picture of horses pulling guns rearing up in fright at a shell explosion just a few feet away

Background imageShell Collection: British Guns dash through French town

British Guns dash through French town
A British Artillery piece is rushed at a gallop through the market-place of a French town, the square surrounded by shell damaged buildings

Background imageShell Collection: Keens Mustard Advert

Keens Mustard Advert
Advertisement for Keens mustard which feature two sailors carrying a giant tin

Background imageShell Collection: Rifle Brigade in position, Western Front - WWI

Rifle Brigade in position, Western Front - WWI
The First Battalion of the British Rifle Brigade in position close to the German trenches under shell fire - WWI. Date: circa 1915

Background imageShell Collection: Rejected by the inventions board

Rejected by the inventions board
" Rejected by the inventions board. VII -The Gallipoli Shell-Diverter for returning the Enemys Fire" There were other theatres of war besides he Western Front

Background imageShell Collection: Coldstreamers in a Great charge by the guards on the Somme

Coldstreamers in a Great charge by the guards on the Somme
On 15th September 1916, Guards including the Coldstreamers, Grenadiers and the Irish, captured Martinpuich, formerly in German hands and Courcelette and over 2300 prisoners. 15th September 1916

Background imageShell Collection: The Shell (Conus marmoreus), 1650, by Rembrandt (1606-1669)

The Shell (Conus marmoreus), 1650, by Rembrandt (1606-1669)
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606-1669). Dutch painter. The Shell (Conus marmoreus), 1650. Rijksmuseum. Amsterdam. Holland

Background imageShell Collection: Captain Bairnsfathers first meeting with Old Bill, WW1

Captain Bairnsfathers first meeting with Old Bill, WW1
This historic incident took place during the first battle of Ypres, but the Censor held stern views about battle pictures in those days

Background imageShell Collection: WWI - Battle of Champagne - Spent shell casings

WWI - Battle of Champagne - Spent shell casings
WWI - Spent shell cases from just one battery after the first day of the Battle of Champagne (25th-30th September 1915) Date: 1915

Background imageShell Collection: Blue Jay, by John James Audubon

Blue Jay, by John James Audubon
Blue Jay, Corvus Cristatus, by John James Audubon (1785-1851). A colour plate in The Birds of America: From Original Drawings. Date: 1827-1838

Background imageShell Collection: British soldiers rescuing horse from ditch, Flanders, WW1

British soldiers rescuing horse from ditch, Flanders, WW1
British soldiers trying to rescue a horse which has fallen into a ditch, blown by the force from a bursting shell, on the road to Reutel, Flanders, during the First World War. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageShell Collection: Shell Fountain / Costume

Shell Fountain / Costume
Tunic dress by Paquin: draped tango skirt with front split & train, translucent flared tunic & pearl adorned corsage, toque / turban with feather trim

Background imageShell Collection: Janthina violacea, violet snail

Janthina violacea, violet snail
Watercolour 398 by Thomas Watling, entitled Boala, from the Watling Collection

Background imageShell Collection: Kelloways Stone

Kelloways Stone

Background imageShell Collection: Northern Scandinavian girl

Northern Scandinavian girl in traditional costume, lisening to the sound of the sea in a conch shell. Possibly a young member of the Sami People. circa 1910s

Background imageShell Collection: Three turtles swimming underwater

Three turtles swimming underwater. Watercolour painting by Raymond Sheppard

Background imageShell Collection: Four oyster shells

Four oyster shells, seen from different angles

Background imageShell Collection: Clam, mussel, oyster, scallop, etc

Clam, mussel, oyster, scallop, etc
Varieties of bivalve molluscs including clam, Tridacna, mussel, Mytilus, oyster, Ostrea, pen shell, Pinna, jingle shell, Anomia, and scallop, Pecten

Background imageShell Collection: The Dud Shell, by Bairnsfather

The Dud Shell, by Bairnsfather
The Dud Shell - -Or the Fuse Top Collector " Give it a good ard it Bert, you can generally ear em fizzin a bit first if they are a-goin to explode" 1916

Background imageShell Collection: Anglo-Saxon by Bruce Bairnsfather, WW1 cartoon

Anglo-Saxon by Bruce Bairnsfather, WW1 cartoon
" You re comin along with me, my lad, as soon as this is over!" (Hermann feels he DOES know a better ole). Cartoon by Captain Bruce Bairnsfather in The Bystander magazine showing his famous

Background imageShell Collection: Periscope and All by Gerald C. Hudson, WW1

Periscope and All by Gerald C. Hudson, WW1
Humorous cartoon depicting the grimness of life in the trenches. THOMAS (encountering a pal on the surface of a flooded crater): Lor! Enry, ow you did make me jump. I thought you was a submarine

Background imageShell Collection: German Tiger tank by G. H. Davis

German Tiger tank by G. H. Davis
The fangs of the Tiger revealed: another German super-weapon whose invincibility has been disproved. Details of the German Mark VI tank, a 56-ton monster whose 88mm gun fires a three foot long shell

Background imageShell Collection: British soldiers bathing in flooded shell hole by Matania

British soldiers bathing in flooded shell hole by Matania
The only advantage of the wet weather on the Western Front - a novel swimming bath used by British soldiers to bathe in. A scene captured at the front by The Sphere special artist, Fortunino Matania

Background imageShell Collection: Argonauta hians, brown paper nautilus

Argonauta hians, brown paper nautilus
A pair of brown paper nautilus (Argonauta hians). This delicate-shelled cephalopod is distributed in warm seas globally

Background imageShell Collection: Humpty Dumpty looking unhappy after his fall

Humpty Dumpty looking unhappy after his fall, with cracks all over his head. A soldier in the background looks on helplessly

Background imageShell Collection: WW2 - British infantryman in desert fatigues

WW2 - British infantryman in desert fatigues
Photograph of a British infantryman in desert fatigues advancing with fixed-bayonet and a shell bursting in background, El Alamein, 1942

Background imageShell Collection: Elegant venus shell, Hysteroconcha dione

Elegant venus shell, Hysteroconcha dione.. Handcolored copperplate zoological engraving from George Shaw and Frederick Nodders The Naturalists Miscellany, 1792

Background imageShell Collection: Lloyd Georges Munition Girls

Lloyd Georges Munition Girls
Front cover of a book describing womens experiences in a munitions factory during the First World War with a detailed account by an anonymous female shell-maker

Background imageShell Collection: Canadian gunners, Battle of Vimy Ridge, France, WW1

Canadian gunners, Battle of Vimy Ridge, France, WW1
Canadian gunners firing a 6 inch Howitzer during the Battle of Vimy Ridge, northern France, during the First World War. Date: April 1917

Background imageShell Collection: Nautilus pompilius, common nautilus

Nautilus pompilius, common nautilus
A section through a common nautilus (Nautilus pompiius) showing the internal divisions into chambers and siphuncles

Background imageShell Collection: Stacia Napierkowska - Silent Movie Star

Stacia Napierkowska - Silent Movie Star
Stacia Napierkowska (18911945) - a French actress and dancer, during the silent film era, appearing in 86 films between 1908 and 1926. Date: circa 1920

Background imageShell Collection: The Royal Festival Hall and the Shell Buildings, London

The Royal Festival Hall and the Shell Buildings, London Date: 1960s

Background imageShell Collection: Mollusques - molluscs (shells)

Mollusques - molluscs (shells)
Spectacular variety of molluscs and shells. Date: 1930

Background imageShell Collection: Radio presenter with giant snail

Radio presenter with giant snail
Radio presenter comes face to face with a giant snail -- a surprise guest on his show. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageShell Collection: Cleopatras Needle and Shell Mex House, London

Cleopatras Needle and Shell Mex House, London. Date: circa 1940

Background imageShell Collection: Bouquet of flowers in a stone niche, 1618, by Ambrosius Boss

Bouquet of flowers in a stone niche, 1618, by Ambrosius Boss
Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder (1573-1621). Dutch painter. Bouquet of flowers in a stone niche, 1618. National Museum of Art. Copenhagen. Denmark

Background imageShell Collection: British artillery men with shells, WW1

British artillery men with shells, WW1
British gunners posed with a large pile of 18 pr. field-gun shells which, according to The Sphere, " are to pound German trenches level with the earth." Date: 1916

Background imageShell Collection: 77 mm German engraved artillery shell case - Bezalel School

77 mm German engraved artillery shell case - Bezalel School
77 mm. German artillery shell case engraved at the Bezalel School in Jerusalem. Inlaid silver and copper damascene work including three silver date trees

Background imageShell Collection: Blenheims and Messerschmitts by G. H. Davis

Blenheims and Messerschmitts by G. H. Davis
The fight between Bristol Blenheims and Messerschmitt 110 destroyer planes over the North Sea during the Second World War

Background imageShell Collection: On Bay Shell road, Mobile, Alabama

On Bay Shell road, Mobile, Alabama. Date c1901

Background imageShell Collection: Young Native American girl

Young Native American girl
A very young Native American Toddler, wearing a shell-adroned shawl, fantastic patterned trousers and moccasins

Background imageShell Collection: Ww1 / French Mortar

Ww1 / French Mortar
A French shell-launcher

Background imageShell Collection: Hardwick Old Hall

Hardwick Old Hall
The ruins of the Old Hall started in 1586 but never completed. The remains contain excellent original plasterwork

Background imageShell Collection: Shellfish stall in Les Halles, Paris, France

Shellfish stall in Les Halles, Paris, France
Adults and children at a shellfish stall in Les Halles, in Paris, France

Background imageShell Collection: Pilgrims scallop, Pecten jacobaeus

Pilgrims scallop, Pecten jacobaeus (Jacobaean scallop, Ostrea jacobaea). Illustration drawn and engraved by Richard Polydore Nodder

Background imageShell Collection: Nuts with shells, Fruits en chaton

Nuts with shells, Fruits en chaton. Filbert, Corylus maxima 1, chestnut, Castanea sativa 2, 6, hazelnut, Corylus avellana 3, almond, Prunus amygdalus 4, walnut, Juglans regia 5, 7, 8

Background imageShell Collection: Motor Shell Oil Advertisement

Motor Shell Oil Advertisement. Date: 1926



All Professionally Made to Order for Quick Shipping