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Wills Collection

Background imageWills Collection: Bristol - University - Wills Memorial Building

Bristol - University - Wills Memorial Building designed by Sir George Oatley in memory of Henry Overton Wills III (of Wills Cigarettes). Date: 1936

Background imageWills Collection: Front cover of Tatler featuring Helen Wills Moody

Front cover of Tatler featuring Helen Wills Moody
Front cover of The Tatler featuring a photograph of tennis champion Helen Wills Moody and her opponent Mrs L. A. Godfree (Kitty Godfree) just prior to the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships

Background imageWills Collection: John King / Explorer

John King / Explorer
JOHN KING Explorer; part of the Burke and Wills expedition to Australia

Background imageWills Collection: What People Are Wearing - Annika Wills and Anne Nightingale

What People Are Wearing - Annika Wills and Anne Nightingale
On the left: The English actress Annika Wills (better known as Anneke Wills, b. 1941) wearing a Levi jacket and jeans from Sportique and a matching hat belonging to her husband

Background imageWills Collection: Portrait of Oscar Wilde - Irish Playwright sitting in chair

Portrait of Oscar Wilde - Irish Playwright sitting in chair
Oscar Wilde (1856-1900) - Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet. circa 1885

Background imageWills Collection: Gold Flake cigarettes advertisement

Gold Flake cigarettes advertisement
Advertisement for Gold Flake cigarettes with a moody illustration showing a man in a trilby hat smoking against an inky blue midnight sky. Date: 1929

Background imageWills Collection: Advert for Wills Gold Flake cigarettes, featuring a glamorous young woman smoking a

Advert for Wills Gold Flake cigarettes, featuring a glamorous young woman smoking a cigarette on the beach in a red swimsuit, who is the centre of attraction! Date: 1928

Background imageWills Collection: NFS (London Region) ordinary fire in Islington, WW2

NFS (London Region) ordinary fire in Islington, WW2
A fire in a shop and dwelling in Liverpool Street, Islington, North London. Despite the lull in enemy bombing, ordinary fires were still commonplace and some were of a serious nature

Background imageWills Collection: William John Wills

William John Wills
WILLIAM JOHN WILLS English explorer in Australia, associated with the fatal expedition with Burke

Background imageWills Collection: Wills Gold Flake advertisement

Wills Gold Flake advertisement
An eye-catching advertisement by Wills Gold Flake, the All Virginia Cigarette. Date: 1928

Background imageWills Collection: Reading a Will / C19

Reading a Will / C19
A sombre family gathers for the reading of a will

Background imageWills Collection: Chopin / Wills Cig Card

Chopin / Wills Cig Card
FREDERIC CHOPIN Polish musician

Background imageWills Collection: W D & H O Wills cigarette factory, Swindon, Wiltshire

W D & H O Wills cigarette factory, Swindon, Wiltshire, showing an engine in a railway siding, and a Kinnear rolling metal shutter at the entrance to the factory

Background imageWills Collection: A Royal Divorce, a Story of Waterloo, by W G Wills, first produced at the Avenue Theatre

A Royal Divorce, a Story of Waterloo, by W G Wills, first produced at the Avenue Theatre, Sunderland, 1 May and the Olympic Theatre, 10 September 1891

Background imageWills Collection: Footpath, Wise Lane to Wills Grove, Mill Hill, Edgware, Barnet, London, England

Footpath, Wise Lane to Wills Grove, Mill Hill, Edgware, Barnet, London, England. Date: 1922

Background imageWills Collection: Duchess of York and Helen Wills Moody at Wimbledon

Duchess of York and Helen Wills Moody at Wimbledon
Elizabeth, Duchess of York (later Elizabeth, the Queen Mother 1900-2002) and Helen Wills Moody (1905-1998) at the Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon

Background imageWills Collection: Advert, Wills Woodbines Cigarettes, playing card back

Advert, Wills Woodbines Cigarettes, playing card back
Advert, Wills Woodbines Cigarettes, smoked by millions, playing card back

Background imageWills Collection: Selection of Wills Tobacco and Cigar Packets

Selection of Wills Tobacco and Cigar Packets
A selection of Wills Tobacco and Cigar Packets, Packaging and Tins Date: 20th century

Background imageWills Collection: Selection of Wills Cigarette Packets

Selection of Wills Cigarette Packets
A selection of Wills Cigarette Packets Date: 20th century

Background imageWills Collection: Harry Wills, Boxer

Harry Wills, Boxer
Harry Wills (1889-1958) the heavyweight boxer, who held the title World Colored Heavyweight Champion three times. Although a heavyweight title match with white boxer Jack Dempsey was planned for

Background imageWills Collection: Permanent trustee Company Advertisement

Permanent trustee Company Advertisement
An advertisement illustration for the Permanent Trustee Company of New South Wales Limited, executors and trustees of wills, agents for absentees and residents. Image shows their business premises

Background imageWills Collection: Robert O'Hara Burke

Robert O'Hara Burke (1820 - 1861), Irish explorer, pictured shortly before his death in 1861. Burke had emigrated to Australia in 1853

Background imageWills Collection: BURKE & WILLS

BURKE & WILLS
The death of Burke Date: June 1861

Background imageWills Collection: Review of Walter Greenwoods Love on the Dole at the Garrick Theatre in The Bystander

Review of Walter Greenwoods Love on the Dole at the Garrick Theatre in The Bystander magazine, complete with caricatures of the leading characters by Rouson. Date: 1935

Background imageWills Collection: Silver Street Boys School fancy dress group

Silver Street Boys School fancy dress group
Silver Street Boys School advanced class fancy dress group, most of them with blacked-up faces and hands. Their names are: Harold Blanchard, Philip Wilson, Arthur Thorne, Ernest Trafford

Background imageWills Collection: Helen Wills Moody, American tennis player

Helen Wills Moody, American tennis player, Wimbledon No. 1 seed in 1933. Date: 1933

Background imageWills Collection: Haig Paitgan sculpting Helen Wills Moody

Haig Paitgan sculpting Helen Wills Moody
San Francisco sculptor Haig Patigan working on his sculpture of tennis champion, Helen Wills Moody. Date: 1927

Background imageWills Collection: RECRUITMENT POSTER / WILLS

RECRUITMENT POSTER / WILLS
He did His duty. Date: circa 1915

Background imageWills Collection: High Street, Highgate Village, North London

High Street, Highgate Village, North London, with shops and a tram. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageWills Collection: Faust by W. G. Wills - Henry Irving as Mephistopheles

Faust by W. G. Wills - Henry Irving as Mephistopheles
Faust by W. G. Wills (a free adaptation of Goethes version). First produced at the Lyceum Theatre, London on 19th December 1885

Background imageWills Collection: Helen Wills as a debutante

Helen Wills as a debutante
Helen Wills Moody (1905-1998), American tennis player dominant during the 1920s and 30s, winner of 31 Grand Slam titles including 8 Wimbledon Championships

Background imageWills Collection: Wills Star Cigarettes advertisement

Wills Star Cigarettes advertisement
Advertisement for Wills Star Cigarettes (in the Cambridge Blue box), with a red-haired woman enjoying a smoke. Date: 1935

Background imageWills Collection: Wills WWI cigarette cards depicting recruiting posters

Wills WWI cigarette cards depicting recruiting posters
A set of twelve Wills First World War cigarette cards depicting recruiting posters.. Commemorative Art

Background imageWills Collection: From left: Philip Wills, Constance Babington-Smith and P?

From left: Philip Wills, Constance Babington-Smith and P?
From left: Philip Wills, Constance Babington-Smith and Philip Lucas, at the 94th Anniversary Luncheon at the Dorchester Hotel, London, on 12 January 1960

Background imageWills Collection: Claudian by Henry Herman & W. G. Wills

Claudian by Henry Herman & W. G. Wills
Claudian by Henry Herman (1832 - 1894) and W.G. (William Gorman) Wills (28 January 1828 13 December 1891). First produced at the Princesss Theatre in London on 6th December 1883

Background imageWills Collection: Caricature of Oscar Wilde, Irish poet and playwright

Caricature of Oscar Wilde, Irish poet and playwright
Caricature of Oscar Fingal O Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854-1900), Irish poet, novelist, essayist and playwright. 1881

Background imageWills Collection: Woman police officer Beatrice Wills, London

Woman police officer Beatrice Wills, London
Portrait photo of Beatrice Wills (nee Wakefield), an early woman police officer. She joined the force in January 1919, and is seen here wearing the Stanley Uniform, introduced in that year

Background imageWills Collection: WWI Wills cigarette cards depicting military vehicles

WWI Wills cigarette cards depicting military vehicles
A group of nine First World War Wills cigarette cards depicting military vehicles. Commemorative Art

Background imageWills Collection: Helen Wills Moody (USA) on court at Wimbledon

Helen Wills Moody (USA) on court at Wimbledon
Helen Wills Moody walking on to court at Wimbledon 1938, where she went on to win the womens singles title. During the 1920s and 1930s Moody won 31 major titles

Background imageWills Collection: Donald Wills Douglas Sr (1892-1981) circa April 1939

Donald Wills Douglas Sr (1892-1981) circa April 1939
Donald Wills Douglas Sr, 1892-1981. c. April 1939. Date: 1981

Background imageWills Collection: Will of William Shakespeare

Will of William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare, English poet Will 2 25th March 1616

Background imageWills Collection: Wills Gold Flake Cigarettes - Advertisement

Wills Gold Flake Cigarettes - Advertisement
Advertisement for Wills Gold Flakes Cigarettes - Imperial Tobacco Company. 1927

Background imageWills Collection: Advert / Wills Gold Flake

Advert / Wills Gold Flake
Willss Gold Flake cigarettes satisfy

Background imageWills Collection: H B Irving playing Charles I by W. G. Wills

H B Irving playing Charles I by W. G. Wills
Photograph of Harry Brodribb, known as H B in the lead role of Charles I. This is another card advertising the companys arrival in Southampton on the same tour. Date: 1907

Background imageWills Collection: Photograph of H B Irving playing Charles I by W. G. Wills

Photograph of H B Irving playing Charles I by W. G. Wills
Charles I by W. G. Wills. First produced on 28th September 1872. The play was written for Sir Henry Irving (6 February 1838 13 October 1905) and was one of several parts played by his son

Background imageWills Collection: Rugby crowd in Gold Flake advertisement

Rugby crowd in Gold Flake advertisement
Advertisement for Willss Gold Flake cigarettes, showing a crowd (comprised entirely of male spectators) cheering at a rugby match. 1930

Background imageWills Collection: Strokes at Wimbledon - caricatures of tennis players

Strokes at Wimbledon - caricatures of tennis players
Caricatures of various stars at Wimbledon tennis championships in 1934. Fred Perry can be seen top left and Suzanne Lenglen to the right of him

Background imageWills Collection: Miss Heath in the role of Jane Shore

Miss Heath in the role of Jane Shore
Miss Heath (1835-1887), actress, in the role of Jane Shore (title role of a play by W G Wills). circa 1880s



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