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20th Collection

Background image20th Collection: Churchills praise for RAF Pilots

Churchills praise for RAF Pilots
" Never was so much owed by so many to so few" - Prime Minister Winston Churchill from a speech made on 20th August 1940

Background image20th Collection: RMS Olympic invitation, restaurant card

RMS Olympic invitation, restaurant card
An invitation, bearing the name of Mr George F Morrell of The Graphic, for a Channel trip on the White Star Line cruise ship, the RMS Olympic

Background image20th Collection: The Shipbuilder, Souvenir Number

The Shipbuilder, Souvenir Number
Front cover of a Souvenir Number of The Shipbuilder industry journal, focusing on the White Star Line triple-screw cruise liners, Olympic and Titanic. Date: early 20th century

Background image20th Collection: RMS Olympic, Queens Hotel Queenstown

RMS Olympic, Queens Hotel Queenstown
Two items relating to the RMS Olympic luxury cruise liner. An information card for the Queens Hotel, Queenstown (on the southern coast of Ireland) boasts of redecoration

Background image20th Collection: HMS Terrible and HM Yacht jigsaw puzzle

HMS Terrible and HM Yacht jigsaw puzzle
A colour illustration of HMS Terrible, a Royal Navy armoured cruiser launched in 1895. Below is a jigsaw puzzle box of His Majestys Yacht at Cowes on the Isle of Wight

Background image20th Collection: William Nutbean, Certificate of Discharge

William Nutbean, Certificate of Discharge
Certificate of Discharge of William Nutbean, a Fireman/Stoker on the ill-fated maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic. Nutbean survived, and this is a replacement document

Background image20th Collection: Early aviation artefacts

Early aviation artefacts
A selection of early aviation artefacts associated with Louis Bleriot and Alcock & Brown. There are two pieces of wood from the plane in which Bleriot flew the English Channel in 1909

Background image20th Collection: White Star Line, Olympic and Titanic

White Star Line, Olympic and Titanic
A White Star Line booklet containing plans of the Olympic and Titanic triple-screw steamers. Part of a cross-section plan can be seen, revealing the various levels towards the prow of the ship

Background image20th Collection: Flower faces

Flower faces
Xmas card. Childrens faces in flowers were very popular at the turn of the 20th century. Date: 1903

Background image20th Collection: Tulip flower faces

Tulip flower faces
Easter greetings card. Childrens faces in flowers were very popular at the turn of the 20th century. Date: circa 1906

Background image20th Collection: Yellow rose flower faces

Yellow rose flower faces
Valentine card. Childrens faces in flowers were very popular at the turn of the 20th century. Date: circa 1906

Background image20th Collection: Red rose flower faces

Red rose flower faces
Valentine card. Childrens faces in flowers were very popular at the turn of the 20th century. Date: circa 1906

Background image20th Collection: Quince flower faces

Quince flower faces
Easter greetings card. Childrens faces in flowers were very popular at the turn of the 20th century. Date: circa 1906

Background image20th Collection: Pink Rose flower faces

Pink Rose flower faces
Valentine card. Childrens faces in flowers were very popular at the turn of the 20th century. Date: circa 1906

Background image20th Collection: Iris flower faces

Iris flower faces
Easter greetings card. Childrens faces in flowers were very popular at the turn of the 20th century. Date: circa 1906

Background image20th Collection: Daffodil flower faces

Daffodil flower faces
Easter greetings card. Childrens faces in flowers were very popular at the turn of the 20th century. Date: circa 1906

Background image20th Collection: Poster advertising Guy de Coral & Co, Amsterdam

Poster advertising Guy de Coral & Co, Amsterdam
Poster advertising Guy de Coral & Co of Amsterdam, Arnhem and Den Haag, for photography and other services. Date: early 20th century

Background image20th Collection: Gertie Millar. Actress

Gertie Millar. Actress. One the most famous English singer-actresses the early 20th century, known for her performances in Edwardian musical comedies

Background image20th Collection: Provocation by David Wright

Provocation by David Wright, showing a woman relaxing on an armchair. Wright produced a series of over 160 illustrations or pin-ups for The Sketch during the 1940 s

Background image20th Collection: Record Sales Foreseen

Record Sales Foreseen
A wholesale distributors forecast record sales as their new glamorous sales woman leaves the warehouse with two little monkey assistants. Illustration by Lawson Wood. Date: 20th century

Background image20th Collection: Business Keeps Going Up

Business Keeps Going Up
Humorous illustration by Lawson Wood (1878-1957) showing Gran pop the orang utan having to saw a hole in the ceiling to accommodate his ever growing sales projection. Date: 20th century

Background image20th Collection: Man on N. London Street

Man on N. London Street
A sharp dresser on a North Kensington Street Date: 1959

Background image20th Collection: Southam St (Mayne) 1961

Southam St (Mayne) 1961
Two ladies have a chat on the kerb as a mother heads off with her young child across the street and a stern faced woman walks home with the shopping. Date: 1961

Background image20th Collection: Hampden Crescent / London

Hampden Crescent / London
Two young women wrapped up against the cold walk happily along Hampden Crescent, London Date: 1958

Background image20th Collection: Street Corner / 1956 / Mayne

Street Corner / 1956 / Mayne
A little girl turns to look back down the road on the corner of Southam Street, North Kensington, London as two older ladies stop to talk below a streetlamp. Date: 1956

Background image20th Collection: Street Scene

Street Scene
A group of people getting into a car on Addison Place, North Kensington, London. Date: 1956

Background image20th Collection: Piccadilly Circus / Girls

Piccadilly Circus / Girls
Two young women lean against the railings by Piccadilly Circus Date: 1965

Background image20th Collection: Harrow Road / 1960

Harrow Road / 1960
The Harrow Road, North London. A woman with a pram crossing the road. Date: 1960

Background image20th Collection: Gran pop a LA Carte

Gran pop a LA Carte
Comic illustration by Lawson Wood showing Gran pop the orang utan about to have a rather dangerous accident while driving a go-kart. Date: 20th century

Background image20th Collection: View from Tower Block

View from Tower Block
The view from a tower block - Hyde Park - Sheffield A Father (or possible Grandfather) and young lad look out across the houses, factories and steeples Date: 1966

Background image20th Collection: At the Club

At the Club
Comic illustration by Lawson Wood showing a club waitress eavesdropping on the gossip of two cigar and pipe smoking club members (monkeys essentially). Date: 20th century

Background image20th Collection: Stern Reproof

Stern Reproof
Humorous illustration by Lawson Wood (1878-1957) showing Gran pop the orang utan working as a delivery driver and dispatching a group of naughty fruit thieves. Date: 20th century

Background image20th Collection: Southam Street 1956

Southam Street 1956
Children playing on Southam Street, North Kensington, London. Date: 1956

Background image20th Collection: A Swell Hand-Out

A Swell Hand-Out
Comic illustration showing two naughty little monkeys in pyjamas tricking Father Christmas (Gran pop the orang utan) with a bottomless stocking. Date: 20th century

Background image20th Collection: Waiting Outside Pub

Waiting Outside Pub
Black and white Working Class men, hanging around on a street corner, waiting for the Princess Alexandra pub to open, North Kensington, London. Date: 1957

Background image20th Collection: Mods / Brixton / 1963 / Mayne

Mods / Brixton / 1963 / Mayne
Three mods prepare to head off on their Vespa scooters Brixton, London Date: 1963

Background image20th Collection: Spivs & Molls

Spivs & Molls
Working class spivs and their molls, Southam Street, North Kensington, London. Date: 1956

Background image20th Collection: The all Scotch Spirit

The all Scotch Spirit
Comic illustration by Lawson Wood showing a miserly Scottish driver filling up his cigarette lighter with petrol from the pump at a filling station. Date: 20th century

Background image20th Collection: Men Standing Around

Men Standing Around
A group of men standing around chatting and smoking, Southam Street, North Kensington, London. Date: 1958

Background image20th Collection: Doorstep Gossip

Doorstep Gossip
Two working class women having a gossip on a doorstep on Southam Street, North Kensington, London. Date: 1957

Background image20th Collection: After the Wedding / Mayne

After the Wedding / Mayne
Family gathering after a wedding on Addison Road North Kensington, London Date: 1956

Background image20th Collection: Admiring a Limo

Admiring a Limo
Working class people gawking at a limousine and chauffeur on a rare visit to Southam Street, North Kensington, London. Date: 1956

Background image20th Collection: Teds / Kensington / 1957

Teds / Kensington / 1957
Six young lads, some in classic Teddy Boy attire of suits, long coats and quiffs, lounge out on the pavement in North Kensington, London Date: 1957

Background image20th Collection: Wedding Celebrations

Wedding Celebrations

Background image20th Collection: Granpop Floats a Company

Granpop Floats a Company
Comic illustration by Lawson Wood showing Gran pop pushing off three anxious little monkeys on a log down a stream. Date: 20th century

Background image20th Collection: Hyde Park Council Estate

Hyde Park Council Estate
A group of children run along the walkway of a block of flats on the Hyde Park Council Estate, Sheffield. Date: 1966

Background image20th Collection: To the Public Danger

To the Public Danger
Humorous scene by Lawson Wood (1878-1957) showing policemen chasing a gentleman in a futuristic flying machine along a main road. Satire on flying which was in infancy. Date: 20th century

Background image20th Collection: Hyde Park Estate Shops

Hyde Park Estate Shops
Women and children shopping at the local shop which forms part of the Hyde Park Estate, Sheffield. Date: 1966




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