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Background imageSpectator Collection: Tatler First Issue 1709

Tatler First Issue 1709
THE TATLER Founded by Richard Steele, Joseph Addison was a major contributor. The Tatler was succeeded by The Spectator in 1711

Background imageSpectator Collection: On Pleasure Bent, On Pleasure Broke by Lance Mattinson

On Pleasure Bent, On Pleasure Broke by Lance Mattinson
Cartoon showing an optimistic chap arriving at a greyhound racing stadium, hopeful about winning some money and then leaving looking crestfallen. Obviously, it wasn t his lucky night

Background imageSpectator Collection: Group watching the Henley Regatta from boat, July 1958

Group watching the Henley Regatta from boat, July 1958
A group of people including; Mr Alan Adams, Mr Robin Gibbs, Mr Tony Gibbs, Miss Rachel Chandler and Mr Denis Adams, watching the racing on the last day of the Henley Royal Regatta from a cabin

Background imageSpectator Collection: Burberrys Coronation advertisement, 1953

Burberrys Coronation advertisement, 1953
Advertisement for Burberrys raincoats featuring a practically and stylishly clad couple all prepared for watching the procession at the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. Date: 1953

Background imageSpectator Collection: Dancing bears in the High Street, Crickhowell, Mid Wales

Dancing bears in the High Street, Crickhowell, Mid Wales
Two dancing bears and their owners, and several interested spectators, in the High Street, Crickhowell, Powys, Mid Wales

Background imageSpectator Collection: My Dog Took the Biscuit by G. E. Studdy

My Dog Took the Biscuit by G. E. Studdy
Humorous illustration by George Studdy showing a rather dim looking lady in a crowd of spectators offering a distracting biscuit to a greyhound who should instead be pursuing the hare

Background imageSpectator Collection: Funeral of King George V 1936, Sandringham, Norfolk

Funeral of King George V 1936, Sandringham, Norfolk
Funeral of King George V 1936, procession leeaving Sandringham, Norfolk, where he died

Background imageSpectator Collection: Cartoon, Bravo, Mr George

Cartoon, Bravo, Mr George! A spectator speaks to the Native American Indian, Deerfoot, himself also a runner. Walter Goodall George (1858-1943) was a British runner who turned professional in 1885

Background imageSpectator Collection: Ascot hat from Debenham and Freebody, 1934

Ascot hat from Debenham and Freebody, 1934
A stunning hat of organdie in an elusive shade of brown ; the brim reinforced in an open lattice insertion in which golden threads mingle with the organdie. Perfect for Ladies Day at Royal Ascot

Background imageSpectator Collection: French Velocipede C1820

French Velocipede C1820
An elaborately dressed man embarks on a velocipede ride, to the amazement of a lady spectator

Background imageSpectator Collection: Children playing Ryecroft Estate, Walsall

Children playing Ryecroft Estate, Walsall
Children play football in the street on the Ryecroft Estate, Walsall, West Midlands. A girl watches from the footpath. Winter backlight casts long shadows

Background imageSpectator Collection: Bobby Jones

Bobby Jones
American golfer Robert Bobby Jones Jr (1902-1971) spectating at the Ryder Cup competition in Scioto, Ohio. Jones was a highly successful amateur golfer, and co-founder of the Masters Tournament

Background imageSpectator Collection: Cartoon by George E Studdy

Cartoon by George E Studdy
George Studdy or G E Studdy (1878-1948) was a British commercial artist and cartoonist, best known for his creation Bonzo the Dog, who became a popular character in the 1920s

Background imageSpectator Collection: Comic postcard, Man en route to Coronation Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Man en route to Coronation Date: 20th century

Background imageSpectator Collection: Comic postcard, Large man with Coronation ticket Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Large man with Coronation ticket Date: 20th century

Background imageSpectator Collection: Comic postcard, Large woman with Coronation ticket Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Large woman with Coronation ticket Date: 20th century

Background imageSpectator Collection: Comic postcard, People watching the Coronation - or trying to Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, People watching the Coronation - or trying to Date: 20th century

Background imageSpectator Collection: Procession, large crowd, Bombay, Mumbai, India

Procession, large crowd, Bombay, Mumbai, India
Vintage 19th century photograph: street procession, large crowd, Bombay, Mumbai, India

Background imageSpectator Collection: Fish market in Bergen, Norway

Fish market in Bergen, Norway
Vintage c.1900 photograph: fish market in Bergen, Norway

Background imageSpectator Collection: News stand in Central London

News stand in Central London
A news stand in Central London, with a wide variety of magazines and newspapers. Date: circa 1960

Background imageSpectator Collection: WW II - VJ Day - victory over Japan. Crowd Buckingham Palac

WW II - VJ Day - victory over Japan. Crowd Buckingham Palac
World War II vintage photograph - VJ Day - victory over Japan. Crowd outside Buckingham Palace waiting for the royal family

Background imageSpectator Collection: Sir Richard Steeles House

Sir Richard Steeles House
View of Sir Richard Steeles house on Haverstock Hill, London. Sir Richard Steele (1672-1729) was an Irish writer, playwright, and politician, remembered as co-founder, with his friend Joseph Addison

Background imageSpectator Collection: Sir Richard Steele

Sir Richard Steele, pseud. Isaac Bickerstaff, (1672-1729) was an English essayist, dramatist, journalist, and politician, best known as principal author (with Joseph Addison)

Background imageSpectator Collection: Shanghai Races - statues outside the race club

Shanghai Races - statues outside the race club
Chinese racegoers lighting candles and burning incense in front of statues of the patron saints of the Hwa Hewi (Flower Society)

Background imageSpectator Collection: Shanghai Races - Japanese women in the crowd

Shanghai Races - Japanese women in the crowd
Japanese racegoers including women dressed in the traditional kimono, seen in the stands at Shanghai Races in July 1939. 1939

Background imageSpectator Collection: Shanghai Races - studying the form-book

Shanghai Races - studying the form-book
Two Chinese men studying form at the Shanghai Races in 1939. 1939

Background imageSpectator Collection: Sir Roger de Coverley, fictitious character in The Spectator

Sir Roger de Coverley, fictitious character in The Spectator
Sir Roger de Coverley, a fictitious country squire character created by Joseph Addison in The Spectator in the early 18th century, after whom a dance was named. Date: 1843

Background imageSpectator Collection: Louis Daguerres Diorama theatre

Louis Daguerres Diorama theatre
Louis Daguerre (1787 1851) used the principle of the Diorama theatre to present two large scale tableaux s. Changing the direction of light placed on these interior and exterior paintings

Background imageSpectator Collection: Modern Sirens

Modern Sirens. 1870

Background imageSpectator Collection: Scene of 18th century entertainment

Scene of 18th century entertainment. 18th century

Background imageSpectator Collection: Cartoon, H A Jones

Cartoon, H A Jones: I don t think Saints and Sinners at all a bad piece. 1884

Background imageSpectator Collection: House-boats at Henley-on-Thames

House-boats at Henley-on-Thames
Along the banks of the River Thames ranged rows of house-boats, floating villas, crowded with gaily-dressed spectators, during the Henley Regatta. Date: 1896

Background imageSpectator Collection: White Sox Ball Grounds

White Sox Ball Grounds

Background imageSpectator Collection: CLOTHES FOR MOROCCO 1924

CLOTHES FOR MOROCCO 1924
Man: plus fours, flat cap, knitted vest, plaid or tartan socks & brogues. Women: cloche hats, tubular shaped skirts with jacket or belted tunic & spectator/co-respondent shoes. Date: 1924

Background imageSpectator Collection: JOSEPH ADDISON - handwriting

JOSEPH ADDISON - handwriting
Letter from the editor of The Spectator to the writer Jonathan Swift Date: 18th century

Background imageSpectator Collection: Sir Roger de Coverley and the Gypsies

Sir Roger de Coverley and the Gypsies. The gypsy woman appears to be reading his palm. Sir Roger de Coverley was a fictitious English squire in the reign of Queen Anne who appeared in Spectator

Background imageSpectator Collection: White City greyhound racing stadium, 1927

White City greyhound racing stadium, 1927
A general view at night of White City greyhound racing stadium with lights illuminated the course. Photographed shortly after the venue had opened in response to the rising popularity of

Background imageSpectator Collection: The Debutante by H. M. Bateman (Tennis at Wimbledon)

The Debutante by H. M. Bateman (Tennis at Wimbledon)
Humorous illustration by the master of social satire, H. M. Bateman showing a new tennis player on the famous centre court at Wimbledon, feeling very much as if all eyes are upon her. Date: 1926

Background imageSpectator Collection: Abbotts shoe advertisement, 1935

Abbotts shoe advertisement, 1935
Advertisement for Abbotts shoes, ideal for protecting toes and looking stylish on ladies at point-to-point or other equestrian spectator sports. Featuring some rather lovely silhouettes. Date: 1935

Background imageSpectator Collection: Addison and Steele

Addison and Steele between them imagined a club. Joseph Addison and Richard Steele working on the first issue of The Spectator

Background imageSpectator Collection: Wrestling match in Madagascar

Wrestling match in Madagascar
Audience around a wrestling match between two men in Madagascar. Date: circa 1910

Background imageSpectator Collection: Communist China - workers playing table tennis

Communist China - workers playing table tennis
Workers playing and watching a game of table tennis during the Cultural Revolution era in Communist China. circa 1970

Background imageSpectator Collection: Guardsman with tourist, Whitehall, London

Guardsman with tourist, Whitehall, London
Guardsman with tourist spectator, Whitehall, London, England. circa 1966

Background imageSpectator Collection: Happy Families Playing Cards - Miss Back

Happy Families Playing Cards - Miss Back the Footballers Daughter. circa 1930s

Background imageSpectator Collection: Happy Families Playing Cards - Mrs Duck

Happy Families Playing Cards - Mrs Duck the Cricketers Wife. circa 1930s

Background imageSpectator Collection: University Sports - Oxford and Cambridge

University Sports - Oxford and Cambridge
Page from the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News depicting various Sports at Oxford and Cambridge Universities, such as long jump, mile race, shot put, quarter mile and three miles race

Background imageSpectator Collection: Sir Daniel Cooper

Sir Daniel Cooper at the races wears a bowler hat, brown striped lounge suit, half boots & tan leather gloves. Date: 1908

Background imageSpectator Collection: Greyhound racing - canine actors in the limelight

Greyhound racing - canine actors in the limelight
Sketches at White City greyhound racing stadium when the sport was enjoying a meteoric rise in popularity. A stadium was established in Manchester in 1926



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