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Thornton Collection

Background imageThornton Collection: A Group of Auriculas

A Group of Auriculas, engraved by Lewis & Hopwood after Henderson, in a book entitled The Temple of Flora by Dr Robert John Thornton (1768-1837). The book was published between 1799 and 1807

Background imageThornton Collection: The Pearly King and Queen of Thornton Heath

The Pearly King and Queen of Thornton Heath
Larry Barnes (1926-2011) - Pearly King of Thornton Heath and one of Variety Theatres last specialist acts. Pictured with his Pearly Queen Maggie (1932)

Background imageThornton Collection: Pynes House, Exeter, Devon, 1825

Pynes House, Exeter, Devon, 1825
Pynes House, Exeter, Devon, the seat of Sir Stafford Henry Northcote 1792-1850. Queen Anne style red brick house with slate roof and four brick chimney stacks built by architect Inigo Jones

Background imageThornton Collection: Hyacinths

Hyacinths, engraved by Warner afters Edwards, in a book entitled The Temple of Flora by Dr Robert John Thornton (1768-1837). The book was published between 1799 and 1807. Date: 1801

Background imageThornton Collection: The oblique-leaved Begonia

The oblique-leaved Begonia, engraved by Caldwall after Philip Reinagle, in a book entitled The Temple of Flora by Dr Robert John Thornton (1768-1837). The book was published between 1799 and 1807

Background imageThornton Collection: The Pontic Rhododendron

The Pontic Rhododendron, engraved by Caldwall after Henderson, in a book entitled The Temple of Flora by Dr Robert John Thornton (1768-1837). The book was published between 1799 and 1807. Date: 1802

Background imageThornton Collection: English gentleman in hunting pinks having his portrait

English gentleman in hunting pinks having his portrait painted, 19th century. Ruddle the artist smoking a pipe while painting Bragg seated on a saddle stand. Mr. Braggs equestrian portrait

Background imageThornton Collection: Buck & John Thornton caught in the rapids. Date: First published: 1903

Buck & John Thornton caught in the rapids. Date: First published: 1903

Background imageThornton Collection: Thornton Vicarage near Bradford Victorian period

Thornton Vicarage near Bradford Victorian period

Background imageThornton Collection: Thornton Vicarage

Thornton Vicarage

Background imageThornton Collection: Thornton Le Dale - Maltongate

Thornton Le Dale - Maltongate

Background imageThornton Collection: Thornton Heath Railway Station early 1900s

Thornton Heath Railway Station early 1900s

Background imageThornton Collection: Desider Zador, Dante Zucchi and Edna Thornton, opera singers

Desider Zador, Dante Zucchi and Edna Thornton, opera singers
Herr Desider Zador (L), baritone, Signor Dante Zucchi (R), tenor, Madame Edna Thornton, contralto, opera singers Date: 1910

Background imageThornton Collection: Photographs of opera personalities, within illustrated frame with fuchsias

Photographs of opera personalities, within illustrated frame with fuchsias. Including, Mr Robert Radford; A very fine basso, who has long been popular on the concert platform

Background imageThornton Collection: Tony Blair and Brenda Dean at a conference table

Tony Blair and Brenda Dean at a conference table
Tony Blair (Anthony Charles Lynton Blair, b 1953), Labour politician, Prime Minister 1997-2007. Seen here at a conference table alongside Brenda Dean (Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, b 1943)

Background imageThornton Collection: Photograph of Wheatsheaf PH, Thornton Heath, Greater London

Photograph of Wheatsheaf PH, Thornton Heath, Greater London. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Corner on view of the pub

Background imageThornton Collection: Photograph of Simla PH, Thornton Heath, Greater London

Photograph of Simla PH, Thornton Heath, Greater London. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Face on view of the pub

Background imageThornton Collection: Plough & Harrow PH, Thornton Heath, Greater London

Plough & Harrow PH, Thornton Heath, Greater London. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Right face on view of the pub

Background imageThornton Collection: Devonshire Arms, Thornton Heath, Greater London

Devonshire Arms, Thornton Heath, Greater London. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Face on view of the pub

Background imageThornton Collection: Robert John Thornton, author of New Family Herbal

Robert John Thornton, author of New Family Herbal
Robert John Thornton (1768-1837), English physician and botanical writer, author of New Family Herbal: Or Popular Account of the Natures and Properties of the Various Plants Used in Medicine

Background imageThornton Collection: Brass rubbing, Robert Ingylton, Knight, and three wives

Brass rubbing, Robert Ingylton, Knight, and three wives
Monumental brass rubbing, Robert Ingylton, Knight, and three wives, Thornton, Buckinghamshire. 1472

Background imageThornton Collection: Leslie Thornton in the dock at a trial in Moscow, USSR

Leslie Thornton in the dock at a trial in Moscow, USSR
Leslie Thornton in the dock, at a trial in Moscow of employees of the Metropolitan Vickers Company, April 1933. They were charged with sabotage, espionage

Background imageThornton Collection: Woman with Dog on Phone Date: 1950

Woman with Dog on Phone Date: 1950

Background imageThornton Collection: METRO-VICKERS TRIAL 1933

METRO-VICKERS TRIAL 1933
Russian lawyers confront the British engineer, Thornton, and his secretary, Kutosuova, accusing them of spying and sabotage. Metropolitan-Vickers trial, Moscow, Russia. Date: April 1933

Background imageThornton Collection: Fall - Gsd - 1935 - Group

Fall - Gsd - 1935 - Group
A group of Mrs Leslie Thorntons celebrated Southdown alsatians. Date: 1935

Background imageThornton Collection: YORKSHIRE FARMHOUSE

YORKSHIRE FARMHOUSE
Idyllic farmhouse at Thornton- le-Dale, Yorkshire, with hay ricks on carts and hens running around freely. Date: circa 1950

Background imageThornton Collection: Large Flowering Sensitive Plant

Large Flowering Sensitive Plant, engraved by Stadler after Philip Reinagle, in a book entitled The Temple of Flora by Dr Robert John Thornton (1768-1837)

Background imageThornton Collection: The Superb Lily

The Superb Lily, engraved by W Ward after Philip Reinagle, in a book entitled The Temple of Flora by Dr Robert John Thornton (1768-1837). The book was published between 1799 and 1807. Date: 1799

Background imageThornton Collection: Croydon Fire Brigade, Thornton Heath horse fire engine

Croydon Fire Brigade, Thornton Heath horse fire engine
Thornton Heath was one of three stations in the Croydon Fire Brigade -- the other two were the main Croydon headquarters station and South Norwood

Background imageThornton Collection: Science Class

Science Class
Henry Thornton Grammar School, Clapham, London: the teacher gives a demonstration

Background imageThornton Collection: Galleon Saint Lucia. 17th century

Galleon Saint Lucia. 17th century. The Grand Duke Ferdinand I of Tuscany in 1608 organized an expedition to northern Brazil, commanded by English captain Robert Thornton

Background imageThornton Collection: Darby & Joan Club

Darby & Joan Club
The Darby & Joan Club, Scratchley House, Thornton Heath, Surrey, where lucky members can enjoy old time sequence dancing, whist, bingo, snooker or darts... Date: 1970s

Background imageThornton Collection: Tulips

Tulips, engraved by Eadom after Philip Reinagle, in a book entitled The Temple of Flora by Dr Robert John Thornton (1768-1837). The book was published between 1799 and 1807. Date: 1798

Background imageThornton Collection: The American Cowslip (Dodecatheon)

The American Cowslip (Dodecatheon), engraved by Warner after Henderson, in a book entitled The Temple of Flora by Dr Robert John Thornton (1768-1837). The book was published between 1799 and 1807

Background imageThornton Collection: The Narrow-leaved Kalmia

The Narrow-leaved Kalmia, engraved by Caldwall after Philip Reinagle, in a book entitled The Temple of Flora by Dr Robert John Thornton (1768-1837). The book was published between 1799 and 1807

Background imageThornton Collection: The Sacred Egyptian Bean (Lotus)

The Sacred Egyptian Bean (Lotus)
The Sacred Egyptian Bean (Lotus, or Nelumbo Nucifera), engraved by Burke & Lewis after Henderson, in a book entitled The Temple of Flora by Dr Robert John Thornton (1768-1837)

Background imageThornton Collection: The Nodding Renealmia

The Nodding Renealmia, engraved by Caldwall after Henderson, in a book entitled The Temple of Flora by Dr Robert John Thornton (1768-1837). The book was published between 1799 and 1807. Date: 1801

Background imageThornton Collection: Nymphaea coerulea, blue Egyptian water lily

Nymphaea coerulea, blue Egyptian water lily
Illustration from The Temple of Flora (1812) by Dr Robert John Thornton (1768-1837)

Background imageThornton Collection: Thornton Hough Smithy

Thornton Hough Smithy
The Village Smithy (blacksmith), with its spreading old chestnut tree, at Thornton Hough, Wirral, England. Date: 1930s

Background imageThornton Collection: Lewis Thornton Powell aka Lewis Payne

Lewis Thornton Powell aka Lewis Payne
Lewis Payne was implicated in the plot to kidnap President Abraham Lincoln in 1865. The group also included John Wilkes Booth, David Herold, Samuel Bland Arnold, Michael O Laughlen and John Surratt

Background imageThornton Collection: Robot Saves Humanity, Amazing Stories Scifi Magazine Cover

Robot Saves Humanity, Amazing Stories Scifi Magazine Cover
World without Women - the robot who saves humanity from extinction

Background imageThornton Collection: Waifs and Strays Society Reception Centre, Clapham

Waifs and Strays Society Reception Centre, Clapham
Waifs and Strays Society, Reception Centre, Thornton Road, Clapham Date: 1940s

Background imageThornton Collection: in Harry Lamberts Brtish silent film The Power of Faith, Lo

in Harry Lamberts Brtish silent film The Power of Faith, Lo
Iris Thornton and Peter Forrest dancing a Spanish Tango in Harry Lamberts British silent film The Power of Faith, London, 1924, which is being made in Vienna Date: 1924

Background imageThornton Collection: Couple at the Cambridge Uni Conservative ball

Couple at the Cambridge Uni Conservative ball
A couple - Miss Colette Hinedson and Mr Leslie Thornton-Wallis - dancing the samba (apparently!) at the Cambridge University Conservative Association Ball. Date: 1949

Background imageThornton Collection: Fantastic Adventures - The Floating Robot

Fantastic Adventures - The Floating Robot
Cover of Fantastic Adventures, January 1941, featuring the story The Floating Robot by David Wright O brien. Beautiful woman in white dress looks terrified at a floating robot with an old microphone

Background imageThornton Collection: United States. Washington D. C. United States Capitol

United States. Washington D. C. United States Capitol
United States. Washington D.C. United States Capitol. Built by William Thornton and continued by Charles Bulfinch and Benjamin Henry Latrobe. The dome (1854-1865) is by Thomas U. Walte

Background imageThornton Collection: Mrs Thornton - breeder of champion Alsatians

Mrs Thornton - breeder of champion Alsatians
Mrs Leslie Thornton, a well-known breeder of Alsatians whose kennels were at Ringmer in Sussex. Her champion, Sarelle of Soham was born in April 1923 and is shown here with all her trophies

Background imageThornton Collection: Dianthus sp. Carnations

Dianthus sp. Carnations
Hand-coloured engraving, Robert Thorntons Temple of Flora, 1799-1807 Date: 1807



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