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Sixteen Collection

Background imageSixteen Collection: B-25 Mitchell Bomber taking off from Hornet; Second World

B-25 Mitchell Bomber taking off from Hornet; Second World
Photograph showing an American B-25 Mitchell medium bomber taking off from the aircraft carrier Hornet on 18th April 1942

Background imageSixteen Collection: Royal family at home, special sitting for ILN, May 1942

Royal family at home, special sitting for ILN, May 1942
The Royal Family at home. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth are seen chatting, Princess Elizabeth, just sixteen is knitting (for the troops)

Background imageSixteen Collection: Deborah Mitford at Cheltenham National Hunt Meeting

Deborah Mitford at Cheltenham National Hunt Meeting
Deborah Mitford (1920-2014), later Duchess of Devonshire, pictured at the age of sixteen (nearly seventeen) in 1937 at Cheltenham races with Mr Dixon

Background imageSixteen Collection: A heavy gun battery moving uphill during the Balkan campaign

A heavy gun battery moving uphill during the Balkan campaign
A French heavy-gun battery move up a steep hill during fighting with the Bulgarian army on the Macedonian border, October 1916

Background imageSixteen Collection: Highwaymen / Redington

Highwaymen / Redington
Redingtons horses: famous highwaymen including: Tom King, Captain Hawk, Jack Sheppard, Claude Duval, Captain Macheath & Sixteen String Jack

Background imageSixteen Collection: Flatavan (Super Caravan) of Melville Hart & Co. of St. Stephens House

Flatavan (Super Caravan) of Melville Hart & Co. of St. Stephens House, Westminster leaving Buckingham Palace, London. Flatavans were able to provide sleeping

Background imageSixteen Collection: Margaret Whigham, Jeanne Stourton at Vacanis matinee

Margaret Whigham, Jeanne Stourton at Vacanis matinee
A group dressed as lawn tennis girls of the 1880s for the charity matinee performance at the Pavilion Theatre of pupils of Madame Vacanis dancing school

Background imageSixteen Collection: Three young women of the Kalabit tribe, Borneo, SE Asia

Three young women of the Kalabit tribe, Borneo, SE Asia
Three young women of the Kalabit (Kelabit) tribe, Borneo, SE Asia (then part of the British Empire) -- women of this tribe are all tattooed when they reach the age of sixteen

Background imageSixteen Collection: White Star Line, Olympic and Titanic, main staircase

White Star Line, Olympic and Titanic, main staircase
White Star Line, Olympic and Titanic, publicity booklet, main staircase. Date: 1912

Background imageSixteen Collection: White Star Line, Olympic and Titanic, dining room

White Star Line, Olympic and Titanic, dining room
White Star Line, Olympic and Titanic, publicity booklet, view inside a dining room. Date: 1912

Background imageSixteen Collection: White Star Line, Olympic and Titanic, booklet cover

White Star Line, Olympic and Titanic, booklet cover
White Star Line, Olympic and Titanic, Largest Steamers in the World, publicity booklet cover design by Sam M Brown, 32 pages approx. 4.75 x 7 inches, bound with red ribbon. Date: 1912

Background imageSixteen Collection: White Star Line - cover design, Music booklet

White Star Line - cover design, Music booklet
White Star Line - cover design of 16-page booklet of music used on board White Star Liners, dated January 1930. Date: 1930

Background imageSixteen Collection: The Wish Tower - Eastbourne, Sussex

The Wish Tower - Eastbourne, Sussex

Background imageSixteen Collection: Eastbourne from Wish Tower - Eastbourne, Sussex

Eastbourne from Wish Tower - Eastbourne, Sussex

Background imageSixteen Collection: From the Pier, West - Eastbourne

From the Pier, West - Eastbourne, Sussex

Background imageSixteen Collection: Protesters at the South African embassy

Protesters at the South African embassy
Demonstrators from Lawyers Against Apartheid picketing outside the South African embassy in Trafalgar Square to protest against sixteen years of martial law in Namibia

Background imageSixteen Collection: North American T-39N Sabreliner N314NT - 165522

North American T-39N Sabreliner N314NT - 165522
United States Navy - North American T-39N Sabreliner N314NT - 165522 (msn 282-28, NA-265-40 Sabreliner 40), of VT-86, on the apron at NAS Pensacola, Florida

Background imageSixteen Collection: 16 Sinn Fein Members in dock - City Police Court, Manchester

16 Sinn Fein Members in dock - City Police Court, Manchester
16 Sinn Fein Members in the dock - City Police Court, Manchester. On April 2, the Manchester Police raided the Irish Club in Erskine Street, Hulme

Background imageSixteen Collection: Musicians - Audience - Tree

Musicians - Audience - Tree
Sheet music cover illustration: Sixteen Songs for Sixpence, I. L. P. Publication Department, circa 1930 Date: circa 1930

Background imageSixteen Collection: Dead Elephant at London Zoo, 1847

Dead Elephant at London Zoo, 1847
Deceased elephant Jack, pride of the Zoological Societys Gardens (London Zoo) in Regents Park. Jack lived at London Zoo for sixteen years and may have been as old as 40 when he died. Date: 1847

Background imageSixteen Collection: One of the sixteen famous milestones erected by Dr. Warren

One of the sixteen famous milestones erected by Dr. Warren, Vicemaster of Trinity College, Cambridge, England. Only four survive, dating from 1728 to 1732. Date: erected 1728 - 1732

Background imageSixteen Collection: Wheel of Tart Slices Date: 1935

Wheel of Tart Slices Date: 1935

Background imageSixteen Collection: Sixteen ladies outdoors

Sixteen ladies outdoors. Semi-posed group of 16 ladies (seven seated), not in uniform, outdoors. Date: 1875

Background imageSixteen Collection: Letters of the alphabet A-P on sixteen Victorian scraps

Letters of the alphabet A-P on sixteen Victorian scraps. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageSixteen Collection: Phyllis Dare - Edwardian Singer and Actress

Phyllis Dare - Edwardian Singer and Actress
Miss Phyllis Dare (1890-1975) - Edwardian Singer and Actress, aged 16. Date: 1906

Background imageSixteen Collection: Hearts and flowers on sixteen Victorian scraps

Hearts and flowers on sixteen Victorian scraps, still joined together. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageSixteen Collection: Charles Kisses the Bible

Charles Kisses the Bible
THE RESTORATION Charles II kisses the bible as power is restored to him, this is witnessed by sixteen barons Date: 1660

Background imageSixteen Collection: Frontispiece, Legends of the Wandering Jew

Frontispiece, Legends of the Wandering Jew and the Sixteen Queens of Munster -- the Wandering Jew and the tailor Jean de Leyde (John of Leiden, Anabaptist leader). Date: published 1866

Background imageSixteen Collection: Advertisement for Rashleigh electric lamps

Advertisement for Rashleigh electric lamps - Sweet Sixteen. Date: 20th century

Background imageSixteen Collection: Bystander- Military officer collecting images of Gaby Deslys

Bystander- Military officer collecting images of Gaby Deslys
A military officer, second in command, collecting images of the actress Gaby Deslys (1881-1920), as a way of improving the morale while fighting abroad. Date: 1916

Background imageSixteen Collection: Bystander - Making assurance doubly sure

Bystander - Making assurance doubly sure
An illustration showing a sergeant teaching his soldiers how to stab someone with a bayonet to maximise the effect of the stab by twisting the bayonet, in preparation for fighting in WW1. Date: 1916

Background imageSixteen Collection: Patriotic stockings

Patriotic stockings
Stockings embroidered with the Allied flags, a fashionable way of showing off ones legs and patriotism during the First World War

Background imageSixteen Collection: Gods and Fighting Men by Edwin Morrow

Gods and Fighting Men by Edwin Morrow
An illustration from the Bystander of soldiers watching the opera from a high vantage point, all in full military uniform and showing a saddened expression. Date: 1916

Background imageSixteen Collection: Finesse Bridge Set

Finesse Bridge Set
Cover design in art deco style for the Finesse Bridge Set, a decorative set of four pads and sixteen tallies. Featuring an elegant woman in a wide-brimmed hat

Background imageSixteen Collection: That 16-inch sensation - Bairnsfather postcard

That 16-inch sensation - Bairnsfather postcard
" That 16-inch sensation" - Bairnsfather postcard. Bairnsfather was badly wounded by a shell burst in April 1915 and during his weeks of convalescence suffered recurring nightmares

Background imageSixteen Collection: Handaka Sonja one of the sixteen rakan or arhats

Handaka Sonja one of the sixteen rakan or arhats. Drawing shows Handaka Sonja, one of the sixteen rakan or arhats disciples of Buddha, sitting next to a flower and holding up a bowl in his left hand

Background imageSixteen Collection: Up to sixteen stone: hunting casualties

Up to sixteen stone: hunting casualties. Date between 1835 and 1856

Background imageSixteen Collection: Sixteen vignettes from the lives of French balloonists, Albe

Sixteen vignettes from the lives of French balloonists, Albert and Gaston Tissandier. Drawing shows preparation for a balloon ascension, view from the balloon, landing at Chauvigny and deflation

Background imageSixteen Collection: Pencil sketch for sixteen vignettes from the lives of French

Pencil sketch for sixteen vignettes from the lives of French balloonists Albert and Gaston Tissandier. Drawing shows preparation for a balloon ascension, view from the balloon

Background imageSixteen Collection: Austin York

Austin York
Austin 16 York family car priced at 318 pounds. Date: 1936

Background imageSixteen Collection: Player Motor Cars: Rover, Siddeley, Singer

Player Motor Cars: Rover, Siddeley, Singer
Page of Players cigarette cards from An Album of Motor Cars, Second Series, featuring the Rover Sixteen Sports Saloon; the Siddeley Special Touring Limousine; and the Singer 12 H.P. Saloon. Date: 1937

Background imageSixteen Collection: Admiral Nelsons mahogany cellorette

Admiral Nelsons mahogany cellorette
This is a photograph of another Nelson relic, namely his fine mahogany cellorette fitted with four cut glass decanters and sixteen wine glasses, circa 1800

Background imageSixteen Collection: Lady Charlotte Bacon (1801-1880)

Lady Charlotte Bacon (1801-1880)
Two engraved portraits of Lady Charlotte Bacon (1801-1880), who was the Ianthe referred to in Lord Byrons Childe Harold of 1817

Background imageSixteen Collection: French soldiers hoisting an artillery shell

French soldiers hoisting an artillery shell
Photograph of a sixteen-inch shell being hoisted into position by French soldiers for loading into its gun. The caption described the weapon as the modern lord of battle

Background imageSixteen Collection: Bullion Office. Bank of England. Bar of Gold

Bullion Office. Bank of England. Bar of Gold
Engraving of a bar of gold, a small slab weighing sixteen pounds, worth about 800 in 1845"

Background imageSixteen Collection: Floating railway bridge across the Forth River

Floating railway bridge across the Forth River
A floating railway across the Forth between Granton and Burntisland. The route designed to carrying goods and live stock without the inconvience of unloading the trucks

Background imageSixteen Collection: A crawling experiment at the London Hospital

A crawling experiment at the London Hospital
Crawling used as an exercise for the treatment of spinal curvature for patients up to the age of sixteen. It was administered three times a week for twenty minutes at a time

Background imageSixteen Collection: Snapdragon, 1850

Snapdragon, 1850
Sixteen children - and two grown-ups - play at snapdragon



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