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Background imageVersion Collection: First Christmas Card by Sir Henry Cole and John Horsley

First Christmas Card by Sir Henry Cole and John Horsley
Reputedly the first Christmas card, this was designed by Horsley in 1843, and a coloured version sent out by Sir Henry Cole in 1846

Background imageVersion Collection: WW2 poster, activities of 52 (Lowland) Division

WW2 poster, activities of 52 (Lowland) Division
Screen-print poster, published circa 1950, showing the activities of the 52nd Lowland Division during the Second World War, with a map of Northern Europe, and unit badges along the top and bottom

Background imageVersion Collection: Lady of Shalott 1888

Lady of Shalott 1888
The Lady of Shalott floating down the river

Background imageVersion Collection: Sri Lanka - Ceylon. Her tea and other industries

Sri Lanka - Ceylon. Her tea and other industries
A larger version of this uncommon pictorial poster map was originally published by the Ceylon Tea Propaganda Board in 1933

Background imageVersion Collection: Page from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle

Page from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
A page from a version of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, narrating events of the years 772 to 794. It was written in Old English in the 9th century by a Wessex scribe

Background imageVersion Collection: DR. PANGLOSS / CANDIDE

DR. PANGLOSS / CANDIDE
Dr. Pangloss, played by Mr. Harley in the stage version

Background imageVersion Collection: Chinese Abacus 1814

Chinese Abacus 1814
A man uses a " swan-pen" - a Chinese version of the abacus

Background imageVersion Collection: Theatre / Extravaganza

Theatre / Extravaganza
FRANKENSTEIN a spoof version of Mary Shelleys novel: the extravaganza Frankenstein; or, The Model Man, at the Adelphi Theatre

Background imageVersion Collection: Welles and Newsmen 1938

Welles and Newsmen 1938
Orson Welles speaks with newsmen, 30 October 1938, after the sensational broadcast of a dramatised version of the book by the Mercury Theatre, NY

Background imageVersion Collection: Rudolph Valentino

Rudolph Valentino in the role of a faun for a film version of L Apres-midi d un Faune which - alas ! - was never made 1923

Background imageVersion Collection: Whitneys Cotton Gin

Whitneys Cotton Gin
WHITNEYs GIN Eli Whitneys gin of 1793 enabled separation of cotton fibre from its seeds to be done mechanically : this is a modified version in use

Background imageVersion Collection: Fournier RF-4 F-BMKA (1st prototype)

Fournier RF-4 F-BMKA (1st prototype)
Fournier RF-4 F-BMKA (msn 1), the first prototype of the aerobatic version of the Fournier RF-3 at the 1966 Paris Air Show

Background imageVersion Collection: Kadesh Treaty, 1269 BC. Egyptian-Hittite Peace Treaty. Terra

Kadesh Treaty, 1269 BC. Egyptian-Hittite Peace Treaty. Terra
Kadesh Treaty, 1269 BC. Egyptian-Hittite Peace Treaty between Ramesses II and Hattusilis III. Terracotta. Hittite version. From Hattusas (Bogazkoy). Archaeological Museum. Istanbul. Turkey

Background imageVersion Collection: WWI Poster, Enlist Today (Welsh version)

WWI Poster, Enlist Today (Welsh version)
WWI Parliamentary Recruiting Committee Poster, Be honest with yourself. Be certain that your so-called reason is not a selfish excuse. (Lord Kitchener) Enlist Today (Welsh version). Date: 1916

Background imageVersion Collection: Cricket Match 1743

Cricket Match 1743
A cricket match at the Artillery Ground, London. The 18th century bat was a longer, heavier, curved version and just one two-stump wicket was used

Background imageVersion Collection: Tennyson, Shalott, W hse

Tennyson, Shalott, W hse
The curse is come upon me, cried the Lady of Shalott

Background imageVersion Collection: Airco DH 4 two-seater light bomber

Airco DH 4 two-seater light bomber, first flown in mid-August 1916, and used by the RFC and the RNAS. Seen here is serial no. A 7845, a reconnaissance fighter version. Date: circa 1916-1918

Background imageVersion Collection: Bristol Beaufighter TT Mk. 10 RD758, Bahrain

Bristol Beaufighter TT Mk. 10 RD758, Bahrain
Built as a Beaufighter TF.X (Torpedo Fighter version) RD758 was converted to a TT.X, for target towing Date: 1956

Background imageVersion Collection: Beggars Opera / Hogarth

Beggars Opera / Hogarth
a burlesqued version of John Gays opera: several of the characters are wearing animal heads Date: 18th century

Background imageVersion Collection: Tango craze: British ballroom version imagined, 1913

Tango craze: British ballroom version imagined, 1913
" The tango untangled, and made suitable for use in British ballrooms." The Bystander imagines a sanitised version of the tango, suitable for dancing in respectable British ballrooms

Background imageVersion Collection: Girl playing instrument

Girl playing instrument
A young Japanese woman with ribboned hair playing a stringed musical instrument, perhaps a version of a lute

Background imageVersion Collection: The first authentic stage Tess

The first authentic stage Tess
Photographs of the first production of Thomas Hardys own dramatic version of his novel Tess of the d Urbervilles on 26th November 1924 by the Hardy Players at the Corn Exchange, Dorchester

Background imageVersion Collection: Olga Nethersoles version of Sapho by Clyde Fitch

Olga Nethersoles version of Sapho by Clyde Fitch. Date 1900

Background imageVersion Collection: MIGNET POU DE CIEL

MIGNET POU DE CIEL
Henri Mignets Pou-de-ciel (= Flying Flea) is produced under licence in countries outside France - this is a British version by Abbot- Baynes based on Mignet s

Background imageVersion Collection: FAIREY FLYCATCHER

FAIREY FLYCATCHER
This is the main fighter used by the British Fleet Air Arm during the 1920s : depicted is the seaplane version, in which floats replace the undercarriage

Background imageVersion Collection: Hawksbees 2nd Machine

Hawksbees 2nd Machine
English physicist Francis Hawksbees second version of his electrostatic generator, based on a rotating glass sphere

Background imageVersion Collection: Female Type / Dandelions

Female Type / Dandelions
An elegant young woman out for a walk with her dog holds a dandelion - the French version of " He loves me, he loves me not..." ?

Background imageVersion Collection: BLUNT / CAPRICORN / 47 / 1849

BLUNT / CAPRICORN / 47 / 1849
The constellation of Capricorn, this version has the head, shoulders and fore- legs of a goat and the hind body and tail of a fish

Background imageVersion Collection: Alfa Romeo 1900 M 'Matta'

Alfa Romeo 1900 M 'Matta', given the designation AR 51 ( AR - Autovettura da Ricognizione - Reconnaissance Car). A civilian version was also produced in limites numbers as the AR52. Date: circa 1990

Background imageVersion Collection: Aermacchi AL.60C-4 Trojan I-MACP

Aermacchi AL.60C-4 Trojan I-MACP (msn 6231), a new version with 340 hp Lycoming GSO-480-B1 engine, tail wheel landing gear, separate pilot's door and enlarged vertical tail

Background imageVersion Collection: Lockheed L-100-20 Hercules PI-97

Lockheed L-100-20 Hercules PI-97 (msn 3946). Built as the prototype L-100 (civil version of the C-130), converted to the prototype L-100-20 (L-100 with extended fuselage)

Background imageVersion Collection: Zlin Z.226A Akrobat OK-KMB

Zlin Z.226A Akrobat OK-KMB (msn 02.08), a single-seat aerobatic version of the Z.226 T Trener 6. (This aircraft was later fitted with a variable pitch propeller as the Z.226AS Akrobat Special) Date

Background imageVersion Collection: McDonnell F-101F-91-MC Voodoo 57-0317

McDonnell F-101F-91-MC Voodoo 57-0317
United States Air Force - McDonnell F-101F-91-MC Voodoo 57-0317 (msn 495), dual-control trainer version of F-101B, of the 111th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, 102nd Fighter Interceptor Wing

Background imageVersion Collection: USA - A stylish 1920s couple dance the Boston Two-Step

USA - A stylish 1920s couple dance the Boston Two-Step - an americanized version of the waltz. Date: circa 1908

Background imageVersion Collection: Rosario Guerrero, Spanish dancer

Rosario Guerrero, Spanish dancer who appeared in a ballet version of Carmen in 1903, and in pantomime Date: 1903

Background imageVersion Collection: Oliver Twist and Camera Crew

Oliver Twist and Camera Crew
A production still shows a camera crew filming Robert Newton and John Howard Davies in the climactic rooftop scene of David Leans 1948 version of Oliver Twist. Date: 1948

Background imageVersion Collection: Stinson-Faucett F-19 OB-PAH-140

Stinson-Faucett F-19 OB-PAH-140 (msn 25, re-registered as OB-R-140 in 1964), outside the Faucett HQ in Lima. The Stinson-Faucett F-19, built in Lima, Peru

Background imageVersion Collection: USN - Lockheed R7V-2 Super Constellation BuNo

USN - Lockheed R7V-2 Super Constellation BuNo
United states Navy - Lockheed R7V-2 Super Constellation BuNo 131630 or 131631. Turbo-Prop conversion of the R7V-1 for the US Navy

Background imageVersion Collection: Wright (Armstrong Siddeley) J65 Sapphire turbojet engine

Wright (Armstrong Siddeley) J65 Sapphire turbojet engine
Wright J65 (Armstrong Siddeley) Sapphire turbojet engine. The Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire was a British turbojet engine licence- Built in the United States by Curtiss-Wright of the Wright

Background imageVersion Collection: Rifle, Bolt Action, Lee Enfield, . 303 In No 5 Mk I

Rifle, Bolt Action, Lee Enfield, . 303 In No 5 Mk I
Lee Enfield. 303 in No 5 Mk I bolt action rifle, 1944 (c); known as the Jungle Carbine; fitted with flash eliminator, sling swivels and a rubber cushion on the buttplate

Background imageVersion Collection: Short S. 38 - SA. 1 Sturgeon S. 1 RK797

Short S. 38 - SA. 1 Sturgeon S. 1 RK797
Short S.38/SA.1 Sturgeon S.1 RK797, the first prototype of a new carrier-borne strike and reconnaissance aircraft for the Royal Navy

Background imageVersion Collection: Flatbed version of the CVR(T) armoured fighting vehicle

Flatbed version of the CVR(T) armoured fighting vehicle
A flatbed version of the CVR(T) armoured fighting vehicle family, at the 2006 Larkhill Royal Artillery open day, on the Larkhill racecourse / exhibition ground. Date: 2006

Background imageVersion Collection: Lockheed L-1011 TriStar C. 2A ZE706

Lockheed L-1011 TriStar C. 2A ZE706
Royal Air Force - Lockheed L-1011 TriStar C.2A ZE706 (msn 193Y-1177), of no. 216 Squadron. The C.2 was a convertible freight/ passenger version with no facility to conduct aerial refuelling

Background imageVersion Collection: Lockheed L-1011 TriStar C. 2 ZE705

Lockheed L-1011 TriStar C. 2 ZE705
Royal Air Force - Lockheed L-1011 TriStar C.2 ZE705 (msn 193Y-1188), of no. 216 Squadron. The C.2 was a convertible freight/ passenger version with no facility to conduct aerial refuelling

Background imageVersion Collection: Lockheed L-1011 TriStar C. 2 ZE704

Lockheed L-1011 TriStar C. 2 ZE704
Royal Air Force - Lockheed L-1011 TriStar C.2 ZE704 (msn 1186). The C.2 was a convertible freight/ passenger version with no facility to conduct aerial refuelling. Date: circa 2000

Background imageVersion Collection: SAAB 201

SAAB 201, experimental version of the SAAB 91, fitted with a scale version of the J29 wing. Date: circa 1947

Background imageVersion Collection: Animated Desk Lamp

Animated Desk Lamp
A strange illustration of a desk lamp with a decorative shade, stooping down with long, gangly legs, almost like a 1901 version of Pixar's animated lamp! Date: circa 1901

Background imageVersion Collection: George Washington by Charles Willson Peale

George Washington by Charles Willson Peale
Portrait of George Washington by Charles Willson Peale, commissioned by the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania. After painting the original version



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