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Trunk Collection

Background imageTrunk Collection: Yggdrasil, the Tree of Life in Norse mythology

Yggdrasil, the Tree of Life in Norse mythology
Yggdrasil (Yggdrasill), the sacred ash, the Tree of Life, the Mundane Tree of Norse mythology, whose branches overhang the Universe

Background imageTrunk Collection: The Railway Sleeper

The Railway Sleeper
An exhausted conscript on Nation Service sleeps at Darlington Railway Station en rout to or from a posting to the Northern military base at Catterick, York. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageTrunk Collection: Andrews Liver Salt poster by John Hassall

Andrews Liver Salt poster by John Hassall
I must have left it behind. A bemused gent scratches his head as he searches his suitcase for his precious tin of Andrews Liver Salt. It is, of course, in his back trouser pocket. Date: c.1920

Background imageTrunk Collection: French Customs officers X-Ray for smuggled goods

French Customs officers X-Ray for smuggled goods 1897

Background imageTrunk Collection: Any Girl, Any Station, Anywhere by S. Van Abbe

Any Girl, Any Station, Anywhere by S. Van Abbe
A fashionable young woman from the 1920s wearing a fur trimmed coat and a green cloche hat, rest her sore feet while sitting on a very large trunk at a railway station. Date: 1927

Background imageTrunk Collection: Electric Chainsaw

Electric Chainsaw
Two men, possibly the foreman and an assistant, using an electric Damarm Chain Saw to saw up a huge tree trunk. Date: 1930s

Background imageTrunk Collection: Taffs Well Viaduct, near Cardiff, Glamorgan, South Wales

Taffs Well Viaduct, near Cardiff, Glamorgan, South Wales
View of Taffs Well Viaduct, also known as Walnut Tree Viaduct, near Cardiff, Glamorgan, South Wales. This was a railway viaduct crossing the canal

Background imageTrunk Collection: The Elephants Child

The Elephants Child
THE ELEPHANTs CHILD Kiplings tale of how the elephant got his trunk. A crocodile tugs at the elephants nose, and thus he develops a trunk!

Background imageTrunk Collection: Cymbeline - title page

Cymbeline - title page - Iachimo emerges from the trunk as Imogen sleeps. 1862

Background imageTrunk Collection: The Big Hollow Tree - Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

The Big Hollow Tree - Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada
The Big Hollow Tree - Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageTrunk Collection: Indian Military Elephant

Indian Military Elephant
Elephant employed in war by Indians in ancient times : only his head and trunk are armoured, and he carries a howdah equivalent to a miniature fort

Background imageTrunk Collection: Newby Bridge, Lake District, Cumbria

Newby Bridge, Lake District, Cumbria - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J. Salmon, and reproduced as a local view postcard

Background imageTrunk Collection: Grand Trunk Railway System Poster

Grand Trunk Railway System Poster for rail travel in Canada showing an elephant and a steam engine

Background imageTrunk Collection: How the elephant crosses a river

How the elephant crosses a river
A man, somewhere in the Asian subcontinent, crosses a river standing on the back of an elephant. The man has rudimentary reins attached to the elephants tusks

Background imageTrunk Collection: Young woman tapping a rubber tree, Ceylon (Sri Lanka)

Young woman tapping a rubber tree, Ceylon (Sri Lanka). Date: circa 1910

Background imageTrunk Collection: Old Beech Trees, near High Beech, Epping Forest, Essex

Old Beech Trees, near High Beech, Epping Forest, Essex - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J

Background imageTrunk Collection: Christmas card in the shape of a yule log

Christmas card in the shape of a yule log with mistletoe. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageTrunk Collection: Finnigans wardrobe trunk

Finnigans wardrobe trunk
Advertisement from 1913 for Finnigans wardrobe trunks, designed to compartmentalise clothing in a neat and orderly fashion while travelling

Background imageTrunk Collection: 18th French Court Dress

18th French Court Dress
Man: trunk hose, doublet, ruff & boots that reach over the knees. Woman: gown with a square neckline & tucker, voluminous sleeves & reverse cuffs & a plumed hat

Background imageTrunk Collection: Mastodon / Prehistoric US

Mastodon / Prehistoric US
A family of Mastodon, roaming the area of modern-day Manhattan Island. Bones of this large forerunner of the modern-day elephant have been found in this region

Background imageTrunk Collection: Customs, 19th Century

Customs, 19th Century
THE CUSTOM HOUSE Searching imported goods and luggage thoroughly

Background imageTrunk Collection: Women lumberjacks sawing trees, WW1

Women lumberjacks sawing trees, WW1
Women lumberjacks sawing trees during the First World War. 1914-1918

Background imageTrunk Collection: A Woman standing in the trunk of the Major Oak, Sherwood

A Woman standing in the trunk of the Major Oak, Sherwood Forest near Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire. According to local folklore, it was Robin Hoods shelter where he and his merry men slept

Background imageTrunk Collection: BEAR / MONKEY SKELETONS

BEAR / MONKEY SKELETONS
The skeletons of a bear and a monkey, artistically posed with a tree-trunk Date: 1789

Background imageTrunk Collection: Tiger attempting to reach big game hunter

Tiger attempting to reach big game hunter
A Tiger attempts to get at a big game hunter, sat rather precariously on a tree branch

Background imageTrunk Collection: African Elephant and Zoo Keeper

African Elephant and Zoo Keeper at the London Zoological Gardens in Regents Park

Background imageTrunk Collection: Caricature of P T Barnum and Jumbo the elephant

Caricature of P T Barnum and Jumbo the elephant
Caricature of Phineas Taylor (PT) Barnum (1810-1891), American showman and businessman, and Jumbo the African elephant which he bought for his circus from London Zoo in 1882

Background imageTrunk Collection: Foxhunting scene on a greetings card

Foxhunting scene on a greetings card by Ernest Griset -- The first fox of the season. The fox hides inside a hollow tree trunk as the horses and hounds race by. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageTrunk Collection: Snow scene outside a house on a New Year card

Snow scene outside a house on a New Year card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageTrunk Collection: Attack on Dacian Village

Attack on Dacian Village
Roman troops attack a Dacian village, carrying a tree-trunk to batter down its gates (modern Romania) - they were finally defeated by Trajan in 106 Date: 101 - 106

Background imageTrunk Collection: Lavatory made out of the trunk of a Redwood

Lavatory made out of the trunk of a Redwood
Lavatory made out of the trunk of a Giant Redwood Tree at Mount Patterson, California.The Twig lettering on the top reads Rest Room !

Background imageTrunk Collection: Pin-Up in Blue Shorts

Pin-Up in Blue Shorts
A pretty blonde with plaited hair & wearing tight blue shorts & white bikini top with the straps dangling in front, leans against the trunk of a large tree

Background imageTrunk Collection: A Lady and her Luggage

A Lady and her Luggage
A lady and the various items of luggage she will need when travelling - small case, trunk with drawers, bag for her make-up and so on, and her handbag

Background imageTrunk Collection: English Court Dress C16

English Court Dress C16
Nobleman & Knight of the Order of the Garter at the court of Queen Elizabeth I. N.B trunk- hose, canions, peascod-bellied doublets, ruffs, cloaks, copotain hat, gowns, flat cap

Background imageTrunk Collection: Elephant Drinking

Elephant Drinking
An elephant having a drink, happily dipping its trunk into a water trough in Tokyo Japan

Background imageTrunk Collection: Australia Batman 1827

Australia Batman 1827
JOHN BATMAN (1800-1827) negotiates with the aborigines of Victoria

Background imageTrunk Collection: Del Norte wonder stump, near Crescent City, California, USA

Del Norte wonder stump, near Crescent City, California, USA
Del Norte wonder stump, a fallen redwood tree near Crescent City, California, USA. Date: circa 1940

Background imageTrunk Collection: A spectacular Kirchner Leipzig band saw, Germany

A spectacular Kirchner Leipzig band saw, Germany
A spectacular Kirchner Leipzig band saw in a woodworking workshop, Germany. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageTrunk Collection: Comic postcard, Little girl with her dog and doll, sitting on a large pile of luggage

Comic postcard, Little girl with her dog and doll, sitting on a large pile of luggage
humorous, fun, funny, comic, card, postcard, british, child, children, little, girl, girls, sitting, smiling, seaside, holiday, holidays, summer, enjoyment, red, dress, dog, doll, cage, birdcage

Background imageTrunk Collection: The Grizzly giant, sequoia tree, Maarispos Grove, California

The Grizzly giant, sequoia tree, Maarispos Grove, California, men and horses in front of the tree. Vintage 19th century photograph

Background imageTrunk Collection: Champion Australian axemen at the London Hippodrome

Champion Australian axemen at the London Hippodrome
Peter McClaren, the champion axeman of Australia) and Harry H. Jackson, giving an exhibition of tree cutting at the London Hippodrome in 1907. Date: 1907

Background imageTrunk Collection: Ste Anne de Bellevue, Quebec, Canada - Railway Station

Ste Anne de Bellevue, Quebec, Canada - Railway Station of the GTR (The Grand Trunk Railway). Date: circa 1910s

Background imageTrunk Collection: Tree of the Janissaries - Park by St Irene, Istanbul, Turkey

Tree of the Janissaries - Park by St Irene, Istanbul, Turkey
Tree of the Janissaries - in the park by Saint Irene (Hagia Irene or Hagia Eirene), is a Greek Eastern Orthodox church, Istanbul, Turkey. Located in the outer courtyard of Topkapi Palace. Date: 1930s

Background imageTrunk Collection: The Narrow Gauge Railway between Hailworth and Southwold

The Narrow Gauge Railway between Hailworth and Southwold, Suffolk, England - Southwold Railway Station. The line operated between 1879 and 1929 Date: circa 1912

Background imageTrunk Collection: Giant Redwood - Yosemite National Park

Giant Redwood - Yosemite National Park
California Redwood Tree " Wawona" Mariposa Big Tree Grove, California, USA - in the southernmost part of Yosemite National Park. 1912

Background imageTrunk Collection: Ashdown Forest, Nutley, Sussex

Ashdown Forest, Nutley, Sussex Date: circa 1910

Background imageTrunk Collection: Woodpecker Tapestry

Woodpecker Tapestry
A tapestry designed by William Morris, inspired by a story from Roman poet Ovid's Metamorphoses, in which a sorceress transforms King Picus into a woodpecker, having refused to become here lover

Background imageTrunk Collection: The Water Lilies: Clear Morning with Willows by Monet

The Water Lilies: Clear Morning with Willows by Monet
Claude Monet (1840-1926). French impressionist painter. The Water Lilies: Clear Morning with Willows, ca. 1915-1926. Oil on canvas (200 x 1275 cm). Orangerie Museum. Paris. France



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