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Walker Collection (#13)

Background imageWalker Collection: Metropolitan Police officers at the Epsom Races

Metropolitan Police officers at the Epsom Races
A group of four Metropolitan Police officers, one on horseback, at the Epsom Races. They are Superintendent Walker, and Inspectors Baldry, Swanson and Denning, all of A Division. Date: 1864

Background imageWalker Collection: Main Street at Night - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Main Street at Night - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Date: circa 1908

Background imageWalker Collection: Quantocks Rambler

Quantocks Rambler
A rambler pauses to take in the breathtaking view of the rolling Quantocks, from the castle mound at Nether Stowey, Somerset, England. Date: 1930s

Background imageWalker Collection: Blondin Portrait

Blondin Portrait
CHARLES BLONDIN French tightrope walker, drawn during his visit to England. Date: 1824 - 1897

Background imageWalker Collection: Well-Fed Cock

Well-Fed Cock
This cock has been well fed on Phoenix Poultry Foods, as made by Walker, Harrison and Garthwaite in their London manufactory. (Gallus species) Date: circa 1910

Background imageWalker Collection: Man at a Road Sign

Man at a Road Sign
A walker contemplates the signpost, unable to decide whether to make for a meal at Middleton or settle for a snack at Straitford. Date: 1893

Background imageWalker Collection: Milton home Walker

Milton home Walker
JOHN MILTON his home at Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire Date: 1608 - 1674

Background imageWalker Collection: Dog Biscuit

Dog Biscuit
Advert for Walker & Harrison dog biscuit. The Best and Cheapest manufacturers of game and poultry foods of the best quality. Houndmeal and pet-dog biscuits 1880s

Background imageWalker Collection: Brisben-Walker motor factory

Brisben-Walker motor factory
Autos, Mobile Auto Factory (Brisben Walker) Builder & Proprietor. Steam engine room at the Mobile Automobile factory at Kingsland Point, Hudson River (near Tarrytown, NY) with larg

Background imageWalker Collection: Union Workhouse, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Union Workhouse, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire
In 1884, the Burton-upon-Trent Union opened a new workhouse on Belvedere Road at Outwoods. The building was designed by JH Morton of South Shields and built by the Messrs Walker and Slater of Derby

Background imageWalker Collection: Around the world in an iron mask

Around the world in an iron mask
An extraordinary postcard of a man who for a wager of 21, 000 pounds, walked around the world. Harry Bensley alledged to have pushed his perambulator all around the globe wearing this mask

Background imageWalker Collection: An artist at home

An artist at home
The artist Ethel Walker out painting near her home in Buckinghamshire, accompanied by her dog, Boy David

Background imageWalker Collection: Faraglioni Rocks near Mareggiata, Capri, Italy

Faraglioni Rocks near Mareggiata, Capri, Italy
Faraglioni is the collective name for three stacks located off the island of Capri in the Bay of Naples. The stacks have been given their own names: Stella (still attached to the main island)

Background imageWalker Collection: Golf - Miss Walker-Leigh Addressing her Ball

Golf - Miss Walker-Leigh Addressing her Ball
Miss Walker-Leigh Addressing her Ball at the South of Ireland Golf Championship at Lahinch

Background imageWalker Collection: The Cuckoo by Alfred Bestall

The Cuckoo by Alfred Bestall
Series of humorous illustrations showing a young girl, full of energy and optimism as she models her new hiking outfit, and then chatting to neighbours as she passes on her walk

Background imageWalker Collection: Card of Yogi Fazalelahi Sheikh

Card of Yogi Fazalelahi Sheikh
The card of Yogi Fazalelahi Sheikh - the Great Fire Walker and Famous Spiritualist

Background imageWalker Collection: Modern Athenians plate 12 - Edinburgh

Modern Athenians plate 12 - Edinburgh
Mr John Wilson (d. 1854) Poet, angler, walker and Professor of Moral Philosophy, approaching Mr George Joseph Bell (d. 1843) Professor of Scots Law

Background imageWalker Collection: Photograph of a John Walker Clock

Photograph of a John Walker Clock
Photograph of a clock by John Walker of South Molton Street, London, with roman and arabic numerals around the dial and a circular wooden frame

Background imageWalker Collection: Duke of Edinburgh laying the foundation stone of the Walker

Duke of Edinburgh laying the foundation stone of the Walker
Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh laying the foundation stone for the Walker Art Gallery in King William Street, Liverpool in 1874

Background imageWalker Collection: Blondin at the Crystal Palace, London, 1861

Blondin at the Crystal Palace, London, 1861
Engraving showing Blondin (1824-1897), the French high-wire walker and acrobat, pictured outside the Crystal Palace, Sydenham, with one of his ropes

Background imageWalker Collection: Blondin riding a bicycle on a high-wire, 19th century

Blondin riding a bicycle on a high-wire, 19th century
Illustration showing Blondin (1824-1897), the French tight-rope walker and acrobat, riding a bicycle along a high-wire

Background imageWalker Collection: Cricket Players / Grace

Cricket Players / Grace
A group of crack gentleman cricket players in 1871 including the legendary W.G. Grace, third from left. Pictured at Lords cricket ground in 1871

Background imageWalker Collection: Comic Tightrope Walker

Comic Tightrope Walker
A crowd looks up at a comic tightrope walker in starry shorts

Background imageWalker Collection: The Australian Cricket Team at the Oval, 1938

The Australian Cricket Team at the Oval, 1938
Photographic montage of the Australian Cricket Team, that toured England in 1938, imposed onto the Oval Cricket Ground, Kennington, London

Background imageWalker Collection: Dutch Tightrope Walker

Dutch Tightrope Walker
This female Dutch tightrope walker performed in London during the reign of James II - the print is dated 1794

Background imageWalker Collection: Blondins Arena

Blondins Arena
The Gigantic Arena erected for a demonstration of the tightrope walking skills of the legendary acrobat Charles Blondin. Up to 5000 spectators filled the massive tent

Background imageWalker Collection: Blondins Tightrope

Blondins Tightrope
The exact schematics of the tightrope assembled for a performance by the legendary tight-rope walker Charles Blondon (1824-1897) who crossed Niagara Falls in 1859

Background imageWalker Collection: Cricketer, Walker

Cricketer, Walker
G.G. Walker Cricketer - Derbyshire

Background imageWalker Collection: Mary Walker / Neumann Eng

Mary Walker / Neumann Eng
MARY EDWARDS WALKER American physician and reformer, in 1867

Background imageWalker Collection: It is from him

It is from him
Engraving from a drawing by Marcella Walker showing a young woman opening an eagerly anticipated letter

Background imageWalker Collection: Voltaire Walker

Voltaire Walker
FRANCOIS-MARIE AROUET a celebratory portrait of the French writer and philosopher

Background imageWalker Collection: Sixtus V (Walker)

Sixtus V (Walker)
POPE SIXTUS V (Felice Perretti) He established the present papal administrative system Date: reigned 1585 - 1590

Background imageWalker Collection: Willi Schneider + Friend

Willi Schneider + Friend
Austrian medium Willi Schneider with May Walker in the street at Brunau

Background imageWalker Collection: Fred Walker / Furniss

Fred Walker / Furniss
FREDERICK WALKER English artist and illustrator

Background imageWalker Collection: Palmerston / Walker 1864

Palmerston / Walker 1864
Viscount H J T Palmerston Statesman

Background imageWalker Collection: Samuel Smiles Walker

Samuel Smiles Walker
SAMUEL SMILES Scottish author, best known for his book Self-Help of 1859, at the age of 58

Background imageWalker Collection: Sir Edward Walker

Sir Edward Walker
SIR EDWARD WALKER Royalist statesman, herald and antiquary with his autograph

Background imageWalker Collection: Hunting the Greased Pig

Hunting the Greased Pig
The country fair game of trying to catch the greased pig. Date: 1837

Background imageWalker Collection: Blondin Crosses Niagara

Blondin Crosses Niagara
Blondin crosses Niagara Falls (with his agent on his back!) Date: 1859

Background imageWalker Collection: Tightrope walker crossing falls near Quebec, Canada

Tightrope walker crossing falls near Quebec, Canada
Hardy, a well-named American, crosses the falls at Sault- Montmorency, near Quebec, Canada, performing feats for an hour



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