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Speeches Collection

Background imageSpeeches Collection: Abraham Lincolns address at Gettysburg

Abraham Lincolns address at Gettysburg. Date: 1863

Background imageSpeeches Collection: Charles Darwin statue unveiled, 1885

Charles Darwin statue unveiled, 1885
Unveiling the statue of the late Charles Darwin in the Natural History Museum, South Kensington, London. The white marble statue was sculpted by Mr

Background imageSpeeches Collection: US Election Campaign1908

US Election Campaign1908
Fierce campaigning by the two presidential nominees of 1908, William J Bryan and William Taft; Taft became the 27th president

Background imageSpeeches Collection: Great Demonstration in the Albert Hall 1908

Great Demonstration in the Albert Hall 1908
Some ten thousand women gathered at the Embankment, then proceeded to march, in neat rows of either 4 or 6, to the Royal Albert Hall, London

Background imageSpeeches Collection: Home Rule Bill of 1912

Home Rule Bill of 1912
John Redmond (1856 - 1918), leader of the Irish party, claiming home bill for Ireland. Declaring that " The bill will establish in Ireland a Parliament with power to deal with purely Irish

Background imageSpeeches Collection: HMS Pinafore, Sir Joseph Porter and Josephine Corcoran

HMS Pinafore, Sir Joseph Porter and Josephine Corcoran
HMS Pinafore. Sir Joseph Porter with Josephine Corcoran at the ships table. Her short and snappish replies to Sir Josephs pretty speeches at dinner. Date: 1908

Background imageSpeeches Collection: Cartoon, A Very Greasy Pole (John Bright)

Cartoon, A Very Greasy Pole (John Bright)
Cartoon, A Very Greasy Pole -- satirical comment on John Brights efforts in promoting Reform, in particular an extension of the franchise to working men, the year after he became MP for Birmingham

Background imageSpeeches Collection: Prime Minister, William Ewart Gladstone (1809 - 1898), delivering the Peroration of his

Prime Minister, William Ewart Gladstone (1809 - 1898), delivering the Peroration of his Speech on the Introduction of the Home Rule Bill, granting Ireland limited self-rule within the British Empire

Background imageSpeeches Collection: MUSSOLINI / ROME SPEECH / 22

MUSSOLINI / ROME SPEECH / 22
BENITO MUSSOLINI Italian dictator giving one of his earliest speeches on the entry of the Blackshirts into Rome Date: autumn 1922

Background imageSpeeches Collection: EARLY MUSSOLINI SPEECH

EARLY MUSSOLINI SPEECH
Mussolini gives one of his earliest speeches after the entry of the Blackshirts into Rome Date: Oct / Nov 1922

Background imageSpeeches Collection: Prime Minister, William Ewart Gladstone (1809 - 1898), delivering the Peroration of his

Prime Minister, William Ewart Gladstone (1809 - 1898), delivering the Peroration of his Speech on the Introduction of the Home Rule Bill, granting Ireland limited self-rule within the British Empire

Background imageSpeeches Collection: Greater London Council (GLC)-LFB Press Conference

Greater London Council (GLC)-LFB Press Conference
The Leader of the GLC (standing), Paddy Henry, Chairman of the GLCs Fire Brigades Committee (to his left) and Joe Milner, Chief Officer of the LFB (far right)

Background imageSpeeches Collection: Public gathering to hear a speech during Revolution, Russia

Public gathering to hear a speech during Revolution, Russia
Public gathering to hear a speech during the Revolutionary period in Russia. Date: circa 1917

Background imageSpeeches Collection: Public gathering in street during Revolution, Russia

Public gathering in street during Revolution, Russia
Public gathering in the street to listen to speeches during the Revolutionary period in Russia. Date: circa 1917

Background imageSpeeches Collection: Public gathering around a speaker during Revolution, Russia

Public gathering around a speaker during Revolution, Russia
Public gathering to listen to a speaker during the Revolutionary period in Russia. This one was probably speaking in favour of Russia withdrawing from the First World War. Date: circa 1917

Background imageSpeeches Collection: Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
Promotional postcard for Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare. The poster shows Henry Ainley as Mark Anthony making his big speech after the death of Caesar. For the St

Background imageSpeeches Collection: Churchill as Leader of the Opposition in House of Commons

Churchill as Leader of the Opposition in House of Commons
The devaluation debate in the House of Commons: Winston Churchill, then Leader of the Opposition, making a speech in which he accused Sir Stafford Cripps, Chancellor of the Exchequer

Background imageSpeeches Collection: Cartoon, The speech is in the cannon, WW1

Cartoon, The speech is in the cannon, WW1
Cartoon, The speech is in the cannon. A comment on the frequent speeches of Charles Humbert, owner of Le Journal newspaper, calling for more munitions. Date: 1917

Background imageSpeeches Collection: Winston Churchill addresses congress

Winston Churchill addresses congress
The Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, addresses the senate chamber during his historic speech to a joint session of congress in Washington on 26th December 1941

Background imageSpeeches Collection: Guildhall banquet on the evening of the Lord Mayors Show

Guildhall banquet on the evening of the Lord Mayors Show
The Guildhall banquet on the evening of the Lord Mayors Show in London: the Lord Mayor and cabinet ministers speaking at the high table. 1913

Background imageSpeeches Collection: George Robey & Horatio Bottomley recruiting in London

George Robey & Horatio Bottomley recruiting in London
Popular music hall star, George Robey, known as the Prime Minister of Mirth, pictured speaking at a recruitment rally in Trafalgar Square, London in 1915 alongside Horatio Bottomley

Background imageSpeeches Collection: The royal visit to India

The royal visit to India
The Queens speech to a gathering of half-a-million people at delhi, during her royal visit to India in 1961. Date: 1961

Background imageSpeeches Collection: George Onslow

George Onslow
GEORGE ONSLOW statesman, whose speeches in the Commons won him ridicule more often than respect. (do not confuse with George earl of Onslow born same year) Date: 1731 - 1792

Background imageSpeeches Collection: From left: Duncan Sandys, Minister of Aviation, and Pete?

From left: Duncan Sandys, Minister of Aviation, and Pete?
From left: Duncan Sandys, Minister of Aviation, and Peter Masefield, RAeS President 1959-1960, both discussed the White paper on Defence in their speeches at the 94th Anniversary Luncheon at

Background imageSpeeches Collection: Commissioner Ronald James Dobson giving a speech

Commissioner Ronald James Dobson giving a speech at the opening of the new London Fire Brigade Headquarters at 169 Union Street, London SE1 by Queen Elizabeth II

Background imageSpeeches Collection: Kern County, California. Undernourished cotton pickers chil

Kern County, California. Undernourished cotton pickers child listening to speeches of organizer at strike meeting to raise wages from seventy-five cents to ninety cents a hundred pounds

Background imageSpeeches Collection: Eton schoolboys on 4 June

Eton schoolboys on 4 June
Five Eton schoolboys in smart suits and top hats, sitting on a wall on 4 June, traditionally the date when King George IIIs birthday is celebrated at the school with speeches

Background imageSpeeches Collection: Red Entertainment

Red Entertainment
As a change from rousing speeches by Lenin and Trotsky, Red Army soldiers are entertained by a concert party

Background imageSpeeches Collection: Bryan Campaigns Phono

Bryan Campaigns Phono
A political candidate can t be everywhere : William Jennings Bryan records his speeches on the phonograph (gramophone) and they are broadcast in theatres, admission free


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