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Background imageStare Collection: Madame Helena Blavatsky

Madame Helena Blavatsky
Undated cutting of head and shoulders photograph of Madame Helena Blavatsky - founder of Theosophy and the Theosophical Society. HPG/1/13/1 (ii)

Background imageStare Collection: 2 Dalmatian Puppies / 1938

2 Dalmatian Puppies / 1938
These two puppies stare inquisitively into the camera. Owned by Fisher. Date: 1938

Background imageStare Collection: Cape starling, Lamprotornis nitens

Cape starling, Lamprotornis nitens (Shining stare, Sturnus nitens). Illustration drawn and engraved by Richard Polydore Nodder

Background imageStare Collection: Brahminy myna, Temenuchus pagodarum

Brahminy myna, Temenuchus pagodarum
Brahminy myna or Brahminy starling, Temenuchus pagodarum (Subrosaceous stare, Sturnus subroseus). Illustration drawn and engraved by Richard Polydore Nodder

Background imageStare Collection: Red-breasted blackbird, Sturnella militaris

Red-breasted blackbird, Sturnella militaris (Magellanic stare, Sturnus militaris). Handcoloured engraving after an illustration by H

Background imageStare Collection: Samoset Visits Pilgrims at Plymouth

Samoset Visits Pilgrims at Plymouth
Samoset, an Abenaki Sagamore, or lesser chief, who had learned English from fisherman and sailors off Maine, walked into Plymouth colony and startled the pilgrim colonists by speaking English

Background imageStare Collection: Cartier Visits Hochelaga

Cartier Visits Hochelaga
A man bends on one knee with his hands outstretched, with various French soldiers standing is armour behind him. From his place of focus, and lack of armour, this could be Jacques Cartier

Background imageStare Collection: RUSSIAN WORKERS GROUP

RUSSIAN WORKERS GROUP
A very large group of Russian factory workers all stare out at the camera Date: 1920

Background imageStare Collection: A boy looks out across Forggensee, near Fussen, Bavaria

A boy looks out across Forggensee, near Fussen, Bavaria
A boy stands at the end of a wooden pier and looks out across the mirror smooth water of Forggensee, just north of Fussen, Bavaria, Germany - on the Romantic Road (Romantische Strasse)

Background imageStare Collection: Wessex Ridgeway Wiltshire view

Wessex Ridgeway Wiltshire view
A farmer stands to admire the early morning view across Wiltshire from a hill on the Wessex Ridgeway Date: 1989

Background imageStare Collection: A relief sculpture depicting the new era of powered flight

A relief sculpture depicting the new era of powered flight - countryfolk stare in amazement as an aeroplane flies above their smallholding

Background imageStare Collection: A Woman posing as a frontiersperson in a studio

A Woman posing as a frontiersperson in a studio complete with broad-rimmed hat and stick (and dramatic backdrop!) Date: circa 1910

Background imageStare Collection: Satire on Socialism - After you with that

Satire on Socialism - After you with that says an enthusiastic crowd, hoping to gain mutual benefit from the affectionate attentions a pretty girl is providing toward one of their comrades

Background imageStare Collection: Madagascan Sakalave (Sakalava) Woman

Madagascan Sakalave (Sakalava) Woman
Woman from the Sakalava Tribe, who live on the western edge of Madagascar from Morandava to Nosy Be. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageStare Collection: Bisharin Girl - Egypt

Bisharin Girl - Egypt
Beautiful portrait photograph of a Bisharin Girl with braided hair, beads and long tunic - Egypt Date: circa 1910s

Background imageStare Collection: Sultan of Morocco - Sidi Mohammed Ben Youssef Ben Hassan

Sultan of Morocco - Sidi Mohammed Ben Youssef Ben Hassan. Born 1909. There were no Kings in Morocco at this time. Ruled as Sultan from 1927 - 1953, exiled by French (1953-55)

Background imageStare Collection: Magician Chung Loo

Magician Chung Loo
Colour illustrated poster advertising magician Chung Loo, drawn by Clyff, dated 13 November 1922. HPF/5B/3

Background imageStare Collection: Honeywell T-Hawk (Tarantula Hawk) Micro Air Vehicle

Honeywell T-Hawk (Tarantula Hawk) Micro Air Vehicle, 2013. Associated with Operation HERRICK, Afghanistan (2001-2014) 2004

Background imageStare Collection: WWI Poster, Come into the ranks and fight

WWI Poster, Come into the ranks and fight
Come into the ranks and fight for your King and Country. Don t stay in the crowd and stare. You are wanted at the Front. Enlist today. Parliamentary Recruiting Committee poster. Date: 1915

Background imageStare Collection: Clouded LEOPARD - snarling

Clouded LEOPARD - snarling (Neofelis nebulosa). Distribution: Nepal - South China. Sumatra, Borneo and Taiwan

Background imageStare Collection: Raphael Kirchner - Art Nouveau Sea Girl with pink rose

Raphael Kirchner - Art Nouveau Sea Girl with pink rose
Art Nouveau - Raphael Kirchner - sea girl with pink rose canvas poster. From Kirchners series Girls Between Brown and Green Edges

Background imageStare Collection: Greta Garbo, optical illusion illustration

Greta Garbo, optical illusion illustration
An illustration by Japanese artist, Keye Luke, the idea is to look at the image and then stare at a white wall, where the image should appear. Date: 30th January 1935, p203

Background imageStare Collection: The War of the Worlds - The City watching me

The War of the Worlds - The City watching me
" The whole city seemed to look at me with eerie eyes. White house windows were empty sockets in skulls, and my imagination set around me a thousand silent enemies." Date: First published

Background imageStare Collection: Ladies and children on a 1929 Coventry Eagle motorcycle & si

Ladies and children on a 1929 Coventry Eagle motorcycle & si
Ladies and children on a 1929 Coventry Eagle Flying 500cc motorcycle & sidecar in a studio circa 1930s

Background imageStare Collection: The Spell by H. M. Bateman

The Spell by H. M. Bateman
A gentleman is mesmerised by the languid glance of a lady acquaintance. Date: 1932

Background imageStare Collection: Czech Republic. Prague. Powder Tower. Gothic, 1475 by Matej

Czech Republic. Prague. Powder Tower. Gothic, 1475 by Matej
Czech Republic. Prague. Powder Tower. Gothic building from 1475 built by Matej Rejsek. Rebuilt between 1875-1886 (J. Mocker, B. Schnirch). Old Town (Stare Mesto)

Background imageStare Collection: Czech Republic. Prague. Old Town (Stare Mesto). Street

Czech Republic. Prague. Old Town (Stare Mesto). Street and tower of Church of our Lady before Tyn

Background imageStare Collection: George Ernest Studdy, self-portrait with Bonzo puppy

George Ernest Studdy, self-portrait with Bonzo puppy
George Ernest Studdy, a self-portrait of the artist bending right down to observe a Bonzo-like puppy. Captioned Studdy employs no models

Background imageStare Collection: W H Davies (Evans)

W H Davies (Evans)
WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES Poet who asked what is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare ? Date: 1871-1940

Background imageStare Collection: Street sign and snake in Prague

Street sign and snake in Prague
Street sign name plate and snake decoration in Liliova in Stare Mesto, Old Town, Prague, Czech Republic Date: 2012

Background imageStare Collection: Girl with poppies

Girl with poppies
Front cover of the Illustrated London News Christmas Number, 1907. A young woman in medieval costume, but looking decidely Edwardian, holds a bunch of poppies and stares out intensely at the viewer

Background imageStare Collection: Umberto I, King of Italy

Umberto I, King of Italy (1844-1900) - postcard published on the anniversary of his death Date: 1900

Background imageStare Collection: Teacher scolding pupil for defacing the classroom walls

Teacher scolding pupil for defacing the classroom walls
A stern Master scolding a small schoolboy for defacing the classroom walls with a humorous set of scribbles including the OXO Bull in a cup of tea and a little stickman. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageStare Collection: Native Indian Hunter (Rajpoot Shikaree) - Govind Singh

Native Indian Hunter (Rajpoot Shikaree) - Govind Singh. Date: circa 1910

Background imageStare Collection: Couple holding hands and gazing at one another

Couple holding hands and gazing at one another
A man interrupts his lover from her reading, so that they can spend some quality time together, holding hands and gazing at one another. c.1910

Background imageStare Collection: A couple gaze longingly at each other

A couple gaze longingly at each other c.1910

Background imageStare Collection: Native lady

Native lady

Background imageStare Collection: A noontime rest for a full-fledged assembly worker at the Lo

A noontime rest for a full-fledged assembly worker at the Long Beach, Calif. plant of Douglas Aircraft Company. Date 1942 Oct

Background imageStare Collection: A Monday Popular Concert, London, 1872

A Monday Popular Concert, London, 1872
Music lovers at a Monday Popular Concert, London, 1872.Some follow the score avidly, others stare into space and look bored. Date: 1872

Background imageStare Collection: Indian Brahmin at prayer

Indian Brahmin at prayer - a fine example of religious asceticism Date: circa 1905

Background imageStare Collection: A party in France

A party in France
A smartly-dressed gentleman looks surprised and rather terrified at something that is out of view; a number of guests stare at him disapprovingly, unimpressed that he is making a scene

Background imageStare Collection: Bees swarming in a walled garden

Bees swarming in a walled garden
Bees leave their hive and form a large swarm on the branch of a tree. Two agricultural types look on in amazement

Background imageStare Collection: Bystander masthead by Leon Heron, 1930

Bystander masthead by Leon Heron, 1930
Stylised design for the front cover of The Bystander showing a well-dressed couple, he in top hat and tails, her in evening dress and fur coat facing each other and staring into one anothers faces

Background imageStare Collection: Russian Factory Workers

Russian Factory Workers
A very large group of Russian factory workers all stare out at the camera

Background imageStare Collection: Successful Angler

Successful Angler
An angler contemplates the fish he has just caught from the stream : his catch contemplates him back, with a fishy stare

Background imageStare Collection: Monkeys and Sightseers

Monkeys and Sightseers
A forlorn group of monkeys gaze out of their cage, as a large gathering of women stare fixedly at them - one of Dores most striking comments on London society



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