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Background imageShows Collection: Military Badge

Military Badge
Ulster impressions.Photolithograph after Joan Wanklyn, 1976.Published by Headquarters Northern Ireland, 1976.Shows 18 vignettes of the British Army on operations in Northern Ireland

Background imageShows Collection: WW2 - The Girls Of Today, W. R. E. N. Salute

WW2 - The Girls Of Today, W. R. E. N. Salute
A WW2 children's book illustration from The Girls Of Today. The image shows a British Royal Navy admiral taking a salute from a servicewomen of the Women's Royal Naval Service

Background imageShows Collection: Dance-Time at the Dorchester Hotel

Dance-Time at the Dorchester Hotel
This painting by Matania shows people dancing in the ballroom of the Dorchester Hotel in Park Lane

Background imageShows Collection: Suffragette Rally Womens Sunday Programme 1908

Suffragette Rally Womens Sunday Programme 1908. Official programme & souvenir of the Votes for Women Demonstration, 21st June 1908

Background imageShows Collection: Walter Cranes Garland

Walter Cranes Garland
Walter Crane shows his political allegiance in this May Day design. The ribbon that holds the garland of flowers together bears the slogans of his creed

Background imageShows Collection: THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL

THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL One of the greatest of best- sellers, the cover shows Leslie Howard in the best of the film versions, produced in 1935

Background imageShows Collection: WW2 Valentines Card, Cupid's Tank

WW2 Valentines Card, Cupid's Tank
A WW2 Valentines greetings card, the illustration shows Cupid painting a British infantry tank with my Valentine. There's still no weapon in the world as strong as Cupid's bow

Background imageShows Collection: Suffragette W. S. P. U Badge Sylvia Pankhurst

Suffragette W. S. P. U Badge Sylvia Pankhurst
Badge issued by the Womens Social & Political Union with design by Sylvia Pankhurst. This circular tin badge in purple, green and white, shows a young woman

Background imageShows Collection: Poster, Sir Alan Cobhams National Aviation Day Campaign

Poster, Sir Alan Cobhams National Aviation Day Campaign Air Display (also known as Cobhams Flying Circus), Chapel Farm, Lochgelly Road, Kirkcaldy, 13-14 July 1935. Date: 1935

Background imageShows Collection: The Battle of Trafalgar, H. M. S. Victory breaks the line

The Battle of Trafalgar, H. M. S. Victory breaks the line
Illustration showing the moment during the Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805, that HMS Victory broke through the enemy line and also the moment of Nelsons mortal wounding

Background imageShows Collection: Atlas and Vulcana music hall strongman, strongwoman

Atlas and Vulcana music hall strongman, strongwoman
(Atlas) Hedley Roberts (1864-1946) and Vulcana (Miriam Kate Roberts (nee Williams) (1874-1946) - performed shows of strength and classic poses

Background imageShows Collection: Winston Churchill and Ernest Bevin

Winston Churchill and Ernest Bevin
The photograph shows Winston Churchill and Ernest Bevin on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on VE Day

Background imageShows Collection: Central Computer / Harwell

Central Computer / Harwell
The Central Computer at Harwell serves over 600 users and has 200 typewriter terminals distributed around the site. This view shows the IBM 360/75

Background imageShows Collection: Photo of The Dolly Sisters

Photo of The Dolly Sisters
Black and white photograph of popular revue stars the Dolly Sisters in the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News of 19th December 1925

Background imageShows Collection: Fred and Adele Astaire in Stop Flirting

Fred and Adele Astaire in Stop Flirting
Fred and Adele Astaire starring with Majorie Gordon in the successful show, Stop Flirting which opened at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London in 1923 and moved to the Queens Theatre a few months later

Background imageShows Collection: Hendon Aerial Pageant

Hendon Aerial Pageant
A poster advertising a Royal Air Force Aerial Pageant at The London Aerodrome at Hendon. The pictures depicts British bombers attacking a desert stronghold

Background imageShows Collection: Civil Air Display- 1920S

Civil Air Display- 1920S
A poster for The Civil Air Display with Royal Air Force Assistance held at the Brooklands motor racing circuit at Weybridge

Background imageShows Collection: Empire Air Day Poster

Empire Air Day Poster
A poster for the Empire Air Day on Saturday 20th May 1939 at Warmwell near Dorchester. The Hawker Hurricane planes played a key role in attack and defence during WW2

Background imageShows Collection: Circus scene. Illustration by G鲡rd Laplau (1938-2009)

Circus scene. Illustration by G鲡rd Laplau (1938-2009)
Circus scene. Illustration by G鲡 rd Laplau (1938-2009). Naive art. Painting

Background imageShows Collection: Emigrant Ship Leaving Belfast

Emigrant Ship Leaving Belfast (1852). Wilson, James Glen 1827-1863. This painting, by a young artist from County Down, shows a departing ship, probably bound for America

Background imageShows Collection: Napier Deltic 18 2500 bhp diesel engine

Napier Deltic 18 2500 bhp diesel engine on show

Background imageShows Collection: Interior of Nelsons flagship, H. M. S. Victory at Trafalgar

Interior of Nelsons flagship, H. M. S. Victory at Trafalgar
This is a sectional drawing of the interior of H.M.S. Victory, Nelsons flagship. It shows how the Victory was fought at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805

Background imageShows Collection: RAF Bombers over Berlin; Second World War, 1943

RAF Bombers over Berlin; Second World War, 1943
Illustration showing Royal Air Force bombers heading towards their target of Berlin during the Spring of 1943. This drawing shows several types of German anti-aircraft defences which were new to

Background imageShows Collection: Departure of the Emigrant Ship Lizzie Webber, 1852

Departure of the Emigrant Ship Lizzie Webber, 1852
Engraving showing the two-masted emigrant ship, Lizzie Webber, leaving Sunderland for Australia, 1852. This was the first emigrant ship to make that passage

Background imageShows Collection: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Sheffield United, F. A. Cup Final, 1901

Tottenham Hotspur vs. Sheffield United, F. A. Cup Final, 1901
Photograph of the 1901 F.A. Cup Final between Tottenham Hotspur and Sheffield United held at Bolton. The Cup was won by Tottenham

Background imageShows Collection: Afghanistan / Khyber Pass

Afghanistan / Khyber Pass
Through the Khyber Pass by the North-Western Railway - the illustration shows the Al-Masjid Gorge

Background imageShows Collection: The Mystery Of Squadron X

The Mystery Of Squadron X
An illustrated front cover for The Mystery Of Squadron X, written by Walter Tyrer, no. 53 in the pulp fiction series, The Sexton Blake Library

Background imageShows Collection: Ransomes Lawnmowers Advertisement

Ransomes Lawnmowers Advertisement
An illustrated advertisement for an Ideal Homes Exhibition stand for Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies Ltd. promoting Ransomes Lawnmowers. The image shows a decorative green model on a tidy lawn

Background imageShows Collection: Womens Suffrage Millicent Fawcett

Womens Suffrage Millicent Fawcett
Photograph shows Millicent Garrett Fawcett ahead of a banner proclaiming Woman Citizens Mrs. Fawcett, President of the National Union of Womens Suffrage Societies

Background imageShows Collection: The Man Who Lit His Cigar Before The Royal Toast - Bateman

The Man Who Lit His Cigar Before The Royal Toast - Bateman
The Man Who Lit His Cigar Before The Royal Toast - H M Bateman. This illustration shows an arrogant man who has defied etiquette by lighting his cigar before the correct course of dinner

Background imageShows Collection: Great Barr Colony, Staffordshire

Great Barr Colony, Staffordshire
Great Barr colony for mental defectives, opened circa 1918 by the Walsall and West Bromwich Joint Committee to house people with severe learning difficulties

Background imageShows Collection: Suggragette Novel Outlawed Charlotte Despard

Suggragette Novel Outlawed Charlotte Despard. Outlawed A Novel on the Woman Suffrage Question, by Mrs. Despard (1844-1939) and Mabel Collins (Mrs. Keningale Cook)

Background imageShows Collection: RAF Bristol Blenheim Fighter-Bombers; Second World War, 19

RAF Bristol Blenheim Fighter-Bombers; Second World War, 19
Illustration showing three Royal Air Force Bristol Blenheim mark IV fighter-bomber-reconnaissance airplanes over enemy territory in 1941

Background imageShows Collection: Commandos Crossing the Rhine at Wesel; Second World War, 194

Commandos Crossing the Rhine at Wesel; Second World War, 194
Sketch showing the night crossing of the River Rhine, made by British Royal Marine Commandos of the 21st Army Group, near Wesel in Germany, 23rd March 1945

Background imageShows Collection: The End of Sir John Franklins Arctic Expedition, 1845

The End of Sir John Franklins Arctic Expedition, 1845
Engraving showing the end of Sir John Franklins ill-fated Arctic expedition of 1845, entitled They Forged the last link with their lives. This engraving was taken from a painting by W

Background imageShows Collection: Buffalo Bills Wild West

Buffalo Bills Wild West
Promotional postcard for Buffalo Bill Codys Wild West Show and Congress of Rough Riders of the World featuring the Union Jack flag and the Stars and Stripes

Background imageShows Collection: American Troops landing on D-Day; Second World War, 1944

American Troops landing on D-Day; Second World War, 1944
Photograph showing American troops storming one of the Normandy beaches on D-Day, 6 June 1944. This image shows the first tanks charging through the water to the shore

Background imageShows Collection: Scrooge Sees Grave

Scrooge Sees Grave
The Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come shows Scrooge his gravestone

Background imageShows Collection: Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College Dublin
A glimpse of Trinity College, Dublin, Co Dublin, Ireland, founded in 1591. Our photograph shows the college green and Campanile. Date: 1960s

Background imageShows Collection: Buffalo Bills Show

Buffalo Bills Show
BUFFALO BILLs WILD WEST SHOW Bill Codys rough rider extravaganza, featuring scenes of Napoleon, and an onstage artist, Rosa Bonheur

Background imageShows Collection: Gandhi before his arrest

Gandhi before his arrest
The photograph shows Gandhi waving to his followers a few hours before he was taken prisoner

Background imageShows Collection: Knole / Green Court West

Knole / Green Court West
Imposing mediaeval, Kentish ragstone house, home of the Sackville family from the 16th century. This view shows the Green Court with its magnificent gatehouse

Background imageShows Collection: Stunt / Wall of Death

Stunt / Wall of Death
Wall of Death - Motorcycle rider Fearless Billy Ward riding the wall (picture also shows Dare Devil Marjory Ward )

Background imageShows Collection: Egypt / Sphinx 1910

Egypt / Sphinx 1910
This scene shows clearly not only the awesome size of the sculpture, but also its location in regard to the Pyramids

Background imageShows Collection: Woman Knitting 1929

Woman Knitting 1929
A woman sits knitting - the illustration shows the new elongated slender silhouette which was to come into fruition in the 1930s

Background imageShows Collection: Climbers on Chomolhari, Bhutan, May 1937

Climbers on Chomolhari, Bhutan, May 1937
Photograph showing two climbers on the 24, 000 ft. Himalayan mountain Chomolhari, near Phari Dzong, Bhutan, 20th May 1937. The photograph, taken by F. Spencer Chapman, shows C.E

Background imageShows Collection: Street Girl & Cat 1860S

Street Girl & Cat 1860S
A street girl has bought some bread from a shop - a white cat shows interest... (1 of 2)

Background imageShows Collection: St Louis World Fair / 1904

St Louis World Fair / 1904
This postcard, which shows the Blanke Aerial Globe, was launched to promote the St. Louis World Fair in 1904, but the postmark on the back indicates it was sent in 1902!



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