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Background imageSuperior Collection: Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia
British archaeologist, soldier, intelligence officer and writer, Thomas Edward Lawrence (1888-1935), known as Lawrence of Arabia. Seen here in RAF uniform on a Brough Superior SS100 motorbike

Background imageSuperior Collection: Map of Ancient Egypt

Map of Ancient Egypt. Date: 1814

Background imageSuperior Collection: Hannibal winning Battle of Cannae

Hannibal winning Battle of Cannae
SECOND PUNIC WAR : Hannibal, the Carthaginian leader, though outnumbered by the Romans, wins a decisive victory at the Battle of Cannae thanks to his superior cavalry

Background imageSuperior Collection: Lake Superior Chippewa - Apostle Islands, Wisconsin

Lake Superior Chippewa - Apostle Islands, Wisconsin
Lake Superior Chippewa - a historical band of Ojibwe Indians on one of the Apostle Islands, Wisconsin, USA. Date: circa 1924

Background imageSuperior Collection: Diagram of the heart, lungs and windpipe

Diagram of the heart, lungs and windpipe

Background imageSuperior Collection: Messerschmitt Me 262A -only ever available in small num

Messerschmitt Me 262A -only ever available in small number towards wars end, the type was far superior to any Allied fighter

Background imageSuperior Collection: HMS Onslow at the Battle of the Barents Sea, Second World

HMS Onslow at the Battle of the Barents Sea, Second World
Illustration showing the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Onslow attacking superior German forces during the Battle of the Barents Sea, December 1942

Background imageSuperior Collection: The Ould Irish Jig

The Ould Irish Jig
A couple dance an Irish jig on the village green, while a piper pipes and others watch approvingly, for the jig is far superior to your new- fangled waltzes and polkas

Background imageSuperior Collection: Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556). Priest since 1537. Founded t

Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556). Priest since 1537. Founded t
Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556). Spanish knight, priest since 1537. Founded the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). Was Superior General. Saint Ignatius levitating. Engraving, 1693. Episcopal Library

Background imageSuperior Collection: Little boy on rocking horse

Little boy on rocking horse
A rather superior looking little boy dressed in a tartan kilt and Scottish velvet jacket rides on a rocking horse. In the background are a toy castle, a model train engine with signals

Background imageSuperior Collection: BATTLE OF PRESTOPANS

BATTLE OF PRESTOPANS
A plan of the Battle of Prestonpans, part of the Jacobite Rebellion, between 2300 Royal troops under Sir John Cope and a slightly superior force of Jacobites. Date: 21 September 1745

Background imageSuperior Collection: Brough Superior

Brough Superior
A handsome car combining speed and elegance which will nevertheless vanish without a trace... Date: 1936

Background imageSuperior Collection: Society & Shop Girls

Society & Shop Girls
Two elegant, society ladies are attended to by a shop girl who sees to their every whim. Several pairs of discarded shoes lie about the floor for the assistant to pick up later

Background imageSuperior Collection: Serjeants at Law / Glass

Serjeants at Law / Glass
Sergeants at law. During medieval times, these were members of a superior order of barristers from which, until 1873, the Common Law judges were always chosen

Background imageSuperior Collection: Womens Rights / Superior

Womens Rights / Superior
A woman plays with her puppet- like men

Background imageSuperior Collection: Publicity card, Stephenson Bros, Superior Furniture Cream

Publicity card, Stephenson Bros, Superior Furniture Cream
Publicity card, Stephenson Bros, Bradford, Superior Furniture Cream and Metal Paste, making life easier for the servants. circa 1890

Background imageSuperior Collection: The Sinking of the the Scharnhorst at the Battle of North

The Sinking of the the Scharnhorst at the Battle of North
Illustration showing the German Battlecruiser Scharnhorst listing to starboard as she sank at the end of the Battle of North Cape, approximately 7.30pm on 26th December 1943

Background imageSuperior Collection: Superior Dorcas Sewing Needles packet

Superior Dorcas Sewing Needles packet, W Clarke & Sons, Mount Pleasant Mills, Redditch

Background imageSuperior Collection: Saint Francis Borgia (1510-1572). Marquis of Lombay

Saint Francis Borgia (1510-1572). Marquis of Lombay and later 4th Duke of Gandia. This scene depicts Francisco de Borja's renunciation of the world after contemplating the putrefied corpse of

Background imageSuperior Collection: Advert, Chas Baker & Co Stores Limited, London

Advert, Chas Baker & Co Stores Limited, London
Advert, Chas Baker & Co Stores Limited, High Holborn, Oxford Street, Tottenham Court Road and Ludgate Hill, London, School Outfits, Gentlemen's & Boys Superior Clothing

Background imageSuperior Collection: Corporal Instructing His Men

Corporal Instructing His Men
An illustration depicting a corporal shouting as his organised unit of men, accompanied with the following translated caption

Background imageSuperior Collection: Diego Laynez (1512-1565). Spanish Jesuit priest

Diego Laynez (1512-1565). Spanish Jesuit priest and theologian. Second Superior General of the Society of Jesus. Portrait, detail. Illustration by Llanta. Lithography. Cronica General de Espana

Background imageSuperior Collection: Banstead Chinchillas Advertisement

Banstead Chinchillas Advertisement
An advertisement for The Banstead Stud of Chinchillas, promoting their superior breed and show results for sale. Date: circa 1926

Background imageSuperior Collection: Grumman G-1159 Gulfstream II N500R

Grumman G-1159 Gulfstream II N500R (msn 12), of the Superior Oil Company, at London Heathrow Airport. Date: 1969

Background imageSuperior Collection: Comic postcard, Two women argue in street Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Two women argue in street Date: 20th century

Background imageSuperior Collection: Comic postcard, Socially superior - two women Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Socially superior - two women Date: 20th century

Background imageSuperior Collection: Photographs of sub-standard safes -- Not Ratner

Photographs of sub-standard safes -- Not Ratner. Showing safes which were too easy to break into, or were not fireproof, compared with the superior quality of Ratner safes. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageSuperior Collection: St. Pancras Baths and Washhouses

St. Pancras Baths and Washhouses
Page from The Illustrated London News reporting on the St. Pancras Baths and Washhouses, with illustrations of both the inferior and superior bathing facilities and the washing

Background imageSuperior Collection: Map of New France

Map of New France, all Jesuit French settlements around Lake Superior, Lake Huron, and Lake Illinois in 1670-1671. Date: 1670-1

Background imageSuperior Collection: The Uniforms of the Austro-Mexican Brigade

The Uniforms of the Austro-Mexican Brigade
A group of soldiers stand about in their full uniforms including: (left to right) artillery officers, a Chief Surgeon, Austrian Uhlans, a Hussar officer, a Chasseur officer, a Hussar, a bugleman

Background imageSuperior Collection: Bessemer steel plant, Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario, Canada

Bessemer steel plant, Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario, Canada
Bessemer steel plant and rolling mills, Lake Superior Corporation, Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario, Canada. Date: circa 1908

Background imageSuperior Collection: Superior Elementary Watercolour Box

Superior Elementary Watercolour Box. circa 1880s

Background imageSuperior Collection: George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston

George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston
Ode of V. George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (1859-1925) Viceroy of India - Arrogant, inflexible and was socially famous for his pronouncement that " Ladies do not move"

Background imageSuperior Collection: USA - The Minnesota Arrowhead Country

USA - The Minnesota Arrowhead Country, bordering the shores of Lake Superior to the east. Date: 1940

Background imageSuperior Collection: LOUISE MARILLAC LEGRAS

LOUISE MARILLAC LEGRAS
LOUISE DE MARILLAC LEGRAS French religious, founder and first superior of the Compagnie des filles de la charite, who care for the poor and the sick. Date: 1591 - 1662

Background imageSuperior Collection: PATERFAMILIASS CENSUS 1861

PATERFAMILIASS CENSUS 1861
Paterfamilias filling up the census return. The head of a large Victorian family, consisting of several generations, fills in the census Date: 1861

Background imageSuperior Collection: AT THE CHANNEL

AT THE CHANNEL
Contemplating England across the Straits of Dover, Napoleon thinks that with a superior navy - or a tunnel - he could be in London in four days ! Date: 1805

Background imageSuperior Collection: Fur company factory, Lake Superior, Canada

Fur company factory, Lake Superior, Canada
Canadian fur trade -- The American Fur Companys factory, on Lake Superior, Canada. Date: 1842

Background imageSuperior Collection: Culver V NC3003K

Culver V NC3003K (msn V-222), small high performance two-seater built by the Superior Aircraft Company, (V for Victory, not a Roman numeral). Registration cancelled 4 May 1965. Date: 1950s-60s

Background imageSuperior Collection: Portrait of Venetian mask maker, Bridgnorth, Shropshire

Portrait of Venetian mask maker, Bridgnorth, Shropshire
A male mask maker looks at the camera while holding a handmade turquoise-coloured Venetian mask complete with feathers. Bridgnorth, Shropshire, England. The Independent newspaper Date: 1987

Background imageSuperior Collection: Aryan Types / Couple

Aryan Types / Couple
The Aryan race : " nobility of blood, incomparable beauty of form and mind, and a superior breed". An ideal Aryan couple

Background imageSuperior Collection: Aryan Types / Girl / Profile

Aryan Types / Girl / Profile
The Aryan race : " nobility of blood, incomparable beauty of form and mind, and a superior breed". The German ideal - here a girl is shown in profile

Background imageSuperior Collection: Aryan Types / Ideal Girl

Aryan Types / Ideal Girl
The German Girl; the ideal type of the Northern Race. The Aryan race : " nobility of blood, incomparable beauty of form and mind, and a superior breed"

Background imageSuperior Collection: Old Japanese Matchbox label with a boy and two dogs

Old Japanese Matchbox label with a boy and two dogs made in Japan Date: c. 1910s

Background imageSuperior Collection: Cartoon, German women as seen by the French, WW1

Cartoon, German women as seen by the French, WW1
Cartoon, German intellectual women as seen by the French. Date: 1916

Background imageSuperior Collection: Aryan Types / Running

Aryan Types / Running
The Aryan race : " nobility of blood, incomparable beauty of form and mind, and a superior breed". Men and women running along the beach demonstrate strength and beauty

Background imageSuperior Collection: Fountain and Grotto of St. Philip Benitius at Monte Senario

Fountain and Grotto of St. Philip Benitius at Monte Senario
Fountain and Grotto of Philip Benizi de Damiani (1233-1285) (St. Philip Benitius or Filippo Benizzi) at Monte Senario, Italy. Date: circa 1905

Background imageSuperior Collection: Old Japanese Matchbox label with dog

Old Japanese Matchbox label with dog
Old Japanese Matchbox label with a dog made by Akamatsu in Osaka in Japan Date: 1890



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