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Torch Collection

Background imageTorch Collection: Construction of the Statue of Liberty, Paris

Construction of the Statue of Liberty, Paris
Construction of the Statue of Liberty in Paris, before shipping to New York. 1885

Background imageTorch Collection: The Plumber

The Plumber

Background imageTorch Collection: Statue of Liberty and Lower Mannhattan

Statue of Liberty and Lower Mannhattan
The Statue of Liberty, Hudson River and lower Mannhattan in 1995 Date: 1995

Background imageTorch Collection: Nobody Loves Me by George Studdy

Nobody Loves Me by George Studdy
A wet and bedraggled Bonzo, the comic canine creation of George Studdy, is found tied to a lamp post in the pouring rain and forgotten by a policeman with a torch

Background imageTorch Collection: Telephone Exchange 1929

Telephone Exchange 1929
Londons new Automatic Telephone Exchange, showing an engineer testing the new revolutionary system, whereby subscribers were connected without an operator

Background imageTorch Collection: William Price as Druid

William Price as Druid
WILLIAM PRICE Welsh eccentric and druid

Background imageTorch Collection: Harry Prices ghost hunting kit

Harry Prices ghost hunting kit
Undated photograph of Harry Prices ghost hunting kit, comprising a Reflex and cine cameras, tools for sealing doors and windows, apparatus for secret electrical controls, steel tape

Background imageTorch Collection: Secret Societies (nineteenth century). Initiation ceremony o

Secret Societies (nineteenth century). Initiation ceremony of a new member. Colored engraving

Background imageTorch Collection: Poe / Cask of Amontillado

Poe / Cask of Amontillado
THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO Fortunato, dressed as a clown, is duped into a trip to the vaults

Background imageTorch Collection: First World War - Blackout cartoon postcard

First World War - Blackout cartoon postcard
Hoping to see more of you - mindful of the blackout enforced in London during World War one, this couple look forward to getting a better view of each other when their paths next cross

Background imageTorch Collection: Prussian Royal Wedding

Prussian Royal Wedding
Princess Viktoria Luise, only daughter of the Kaiser, is accompanied by King George V in a traditional torch dance after her marriage to Prince Ernst of Cumberland. Date: 31 May 1913

Background imageTorch Collection: Burial of De Soto on the Mississippi

Burial of De Soto on the Mississippi
Spanish soldiers lower the wrapped body of Hernando De Soto into the Mississippi River. A soldier holds a torch as a priest reads from the Bible

Background imageTorch Collection: Torch Ride / Greece / Liebig

Torch Ride / Greece / Liebig
A ceremonial ride with flaming torches to celebrate a victory in Ancient Greece

Background imageTorch Collection: Greek Relay Race

Greek Relay Race
A relay race with a flaming torch instead of a mere baton

Background imageTorch Collection: Discovery of the body of Tipu Sultan, Siege of Seringapatam, India, 4 May 1799

Discovery of the body of Tipu Sultan, Siege of Seringapatam, India, 4 May 1799, ending the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War (1798-1799) between the British East India Company and the Kingdom of Mysore

Background imageTorch Collection: Ancient Etruscan wedding ceremony

Ancient Etruscan wedding ceremony. The bride and groom hold each others hands in front of doors which are only opened after the ceremony has ended

Background imageTorch Collection: LFB certificate of commendation, Fireman A J Coleman

LFB certificate of commendation, Fireman A J Coleman, who rescued three people at a fire at Archer Street, Notting Hill, West London, on 16 August 1921, signed by Arthur R Dyer, Chief Officer

Background imageTorch Collection: A pagan belief, that holly was a symbol of fertility and eternal life

A pagan belief, that holly was a symbol of fertility and eternal life, this took place on the Twelfth Night, burning holly tree branch was carried through the village, followed by a brass band

Background imageTorch Collection: HMS Argus 149

HMS Argus 149
Royal Navy - HMS Argus 149, an aircraft carrier, seen in March 1939. Argus served from 1918 to 1944. After commissioning, the ship was involved for several years in the development of the optimum

Background imageTorch Collection: The Flaming Torch

The Flaming Torch
This painting depicts the back of a man, standing from an elevated position with a flaming torch in his hand, possibly a leader figure to the onlooking crowd below him

Background imageTorch Collection: Diver working on the hull of a ship underwater

Diver working on the hull of a ship underwater
A diver (in helmet and breathing gear) working on the hull of a submerged vessel - most likely welding work using an oxy acetylene torch. Date: 1943

Background imageTorch Collection: Illustration, Bristlewoods, in black out

Illustration, Bristlewoods, in black out
Caricature illustration by Frank Reynolds, of a man and woman in a blacked out street, by garden gate, man with torch and dog. Captioned, Bristlewoods see it through'. With quotations, Mr

Background imageTorch Collection: Mildred Harris in The Deceivers

Mildred Harris in The Deceivers
Actress Mildred Harris (1901-1944) started as a child actress, had a succesful career in silent movies, but struggled with the advent of talkies'. She was also the first wife of Charlie Chaplin

Background imageTorch Collection: The Taking of Christ. Painting ascribed to Gerard Seghers

The Taking of Christ. Painting ascribed to Gerard Seghers
Painting ascribed to Gerard Seghers (1591-1651). Flemish baroque painter. The Taking of Christ. San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Madrid. Spain. Date: 2019

Background imageTorch Collection: Salvation Army Advertisement

Salvation Army Advertisement
An advertisement for the Salvation Army, a charitable organization founded in 1865. Titled Brightening darkest England, the illustration for this advert shows a flaming torch being held

Background imageTorch Collection: The Statue of Liberty - New York Bay, New York City, USA

The Statue of Liberty - New York Bay, New York City, USA. Date: circa 1910

Background imageTorch Collection: Sievert gas blow torch kit

Sievert gas blow torch kit. Date: circa 1960

Background imageTorch Collection: FREDERICK VIII

FREDERICK VIII (1843 - 1912), King of Denmark (1906 - 12) - a commemorative picture soon after his death

Background imageTorch Collection: HAND OF GLORY

HAND OF GLORY
THE HAND OF GLORY - the hand cut from a dead man's corpse, soaked in oil, and used as a magic torch by robbers because its light was visible only to the carrier Date: 1829

Background imageTorch Collection: Comic postcard, Sleeping man in cemetery with policeman Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Sleeping man in cemetery with policeman Date: 20th century

Background imageTorch Collection: Comic postcard, Couple in the blackout, WW2

Comic postcard, Couple in the blackout, WW2. Aren t you afraid to sit here and hold my hand in the blackout? - No - I should be afraid to leave go of it!! Date: 1940s

Background imageTorch Collection: Comic postcard, woman and ARP man in blackout, WW2

Comic postcard, woman and ARP man in blackout, WW2. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageTorch Collection: Comic postcard, couple and policeman in blackout, WW2. Date: circa 1940s

Comic postcard, couple and policeman in blackout, WW2. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageTorch Collection: Comic postcard, woman takes wrong turning in blackout, WW2

Comic postcard, woman takes wrong turning in blackout, WW2 - Gents toilet! Date: circa 1940s

Background imageTorch Collection: Comic postcard, woman and policeman in blackout, WW2 - how to identify the man who kissed

Comic postcard, woman and policeman in blackout, WW2 - how to identify the man who kissed her? Date: circa 1940s

Background imageTorch Collection: Link extinguishers

Link extinguishers
In Victorian times well-to-do householders would hire a link boy - a boy or young man who carried a flaming torch called a link to light the way for the traveller

Background imageTorch Collection: Tombs in Westminster Abbey, Westminster Hall

Tombs in Westminster Abbey, Westminster Hall and Westminster Bridge. Young man pointing to a Latin inscription on a stone tomb in Westminster Abbey 52

Background imageTorch Collection: Scenes from Madagascar, 1820

Scenes from Madagascar, 1820
Slave traders leading an enslaved family to market 58, a crocodile seizing a bullock 59, and stranded French sailors meeting the King of Madagascar 60. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Rev

Background imageTorch Collection: Interior of the shrine to Osman I, Bursa, Turkey

Interior of the shrine to Osman I, Bursa, Turkey
Interior of the shrine to Osman I or Osman Gazi, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, with tomb or Turbe, Bursa, Turkey. Cappella sepolcrale di Osman I

Background imageTorch Collection: Map of Ancient Greece at the time of Xerxess invasion

Map of Ancient Greece at the time of Xerxess invasion
Map of Ancient Greece. Routes of King of Persia Xerxes Is army (blue) and navy (red) during its failed invasion of Greece 480BC. Carta della Grecia Antica

Background imageTorch Collection: Greek torch race

Greek torch race. Athletes race each other without extinguishing their torches. From an altar of Prometheus. Corsa delle fiaccole

Background imageTorch Collection: Farmers of the town of Salzburg, Austria, 18th century

Farmers of the town of Salzburg, Austria, 18th century. Contadini del Salisburgh. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Antonio Verico from Giulio Ferrarios Costumes Ancient

Background imageTorch Collection: Tages and Etruscan monsters

Tages and Etruscan monsters
Etruscan bronze statue of Tages as a noble boy with bracelets on his arms and legs 1, and bas-relief of the monster Volta with the muzzle of a dog emerging from a tomb 2

Background imageTorch Collection: Etruscan goddess Persipnei and griffon

Etruscan goddess Persipnei and griffon
Persipnei (Prosperpina) kidnapped by the god of the underworld Aita (Hades) in front of her mother Ceres from a bronze patera 1, and bas-relief of a mythical beast, the griffon 2

Background imageTorch Collection: Music cover, Tenderly, Joan Crawford

Music cover, Tenderly, Joan Crawford
Music cover, Tenderly (from the MGM film Torch Song), Joan Crawford. Lyrics by Jack Lawrence, music by Walter Gross. 1947

Background imageTorch Collection: Cresset bearer

Cresset bearer

Background imageTorch Collection: Knights performing the Torch Dance (Fackeltanz)

Knights performing the Torch Dance (Fackeltanz). They wear plumed helmets, face masks and short jackets with ribbons from the shoulder. From Hans Burgkmairs Triomphe de l Empereur Maximilian I, 1526

Background imageTorch Collection: Plaque showing the marriage of Cupid and Psyche

Plaque showing the marriage of Cupid and Psyche. Chromolithograph drawn by Grivell and lithographed by Parrot et Co. from Frederick Rathbones Old Wedgwood



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