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Choose from 322 pictures in our Traditions collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

Longest Day at Stonehenge, Wiltshire Featured Print

Longest Day at Stonehenge, Wiltshire

People gathering at Stonehenge, Wiltshire on the longest day of the year, on or near 21 June 1912. This photograph shows a daybreak pilgrimage by members of The Universal Bond of the Sons of Men, or Church of the Universal Bond. This was a religious group founded in Britain in the early 20th century by George W MacGregor Reid, promoting socialist revolution, anti-imperialism and sun worship. By 1912 Reid was becoming attracted to Druidism, especially as Stonehenge was at the time regarded as a solar temple. His church began holding rituals there, and this continued until the site was given to the state in 1918. When the growing Stonehenge free festival caused the monument to be closed at midsummer in 1985, the Church faded into obscurity but has maintained a presence at the reopened solstice festivities since 2000

© Mary Evans Picture Library

Bell QF-63G-1-BE Kingcobra Pinball 45-57295 Featured Print

Bell QF-63G-1-BE Kingcobra Pinball 45-57295

(United States Air Force - )Bell QF-63G-1-BE Kingcobra 'Pinball' 45-57295, on display at Lackland Air Force Base near San Antonio in Texas, in the USAF History and Traditions Museum collection. Built as an RP-63G-1-BE Kingcobra and re-designated QF-63G-1-BE in 1948 The RP - QF-63Gs were manned live-fire targets for Bomber gunners, firing frangible bullets. From 1943, the P-63 was used as a manned live-fire target for bomber gunners,fitted with specially reinforced surfaces, against which frangible bullets (made of lead and plastic) could be fired. In August 1944, under contract No.AC29318, Bell converted five P-63As. All armament and internal armour was removed. All skinning was replaced by thicker metal sheet, the upper fuselage air-intake was replaced by a clam-shell intake and the canopy was armoured (38mm windshield and 25mm side-screens). Not less than 110 microphones were buried under the skin. A light hidden in the propeller hub flashed each time a bullet hit the aircraft and each hit was recorded on an automatic counter located on the instrument panel. Date: circa 1960

© The Peter Butt Aviation Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library

Verderer at the gate of Royal Enclosure, Ascot Featured Print

Verderer at the gate of Royal Enclosure, Ascot

One of the Royal Foresters, or Verderers, of Windsor Park, performing his annual duty of keeping guard at the gate of the Royal Enclosure during Ascot Week, access to which was one of the most exclusive invitations during the Season. Formerly, the duties of a Verderer of the King's forest were, in the formidable words of Blackstone, to preserve the vert and venison, keep the assizes, view, receive, and enroll attachments and presentments of all manner of trespasses, a task from which keeping the gate at Ascot would be a pleasant change indeed. Date: 1928

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans