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Background imageCentral Collection: British Military Recruitment Poster, WWI

British Military Recruitment Poster, WWI
His Majestys Coldstream Guards, God Save the King. Chromolithograph recruitment poster after Ernest Ibbetson, 1914. Showing central group in various uniforms

Background imageCentral Collection: British Military Recruitment Poster, WW1

British Military Recruitment Poster, WW1
Recruitment poster, It is Far Better to Face the Bullets than to be Killed at Home by a Bomb, Join the Army at once & help to stop an air raid, 1915 (c)

Background imageCentral Collection: Poster design for Illinois Central travel

Poster design for Illinois Central travel
Poster design for Illinois Central, the road of travel luxury, featuring trips from Chicago and St Louis to the Gulf Coast (Beautiful Mississippi), offering sports all the year round. 20th century

Background imageCentral Collection: Young model in flowery mini dress

Young model in flowery mini dress
A young model in a flowery mini dress, in Central London with the Centre Point building in the background. 1970s

Background imageCentral Collection: Satirical cartoon, Locomotion

Satirical cartoon, Locomotion
Satirical cartoon: Locomotion. Walking by Steam. Riding by Steam. Flying by Steam. Showing two women riding a wheeled vehicle made of a large teapot

Background imageCentral Collection: Hill people, Central India

Hill people, Central India. circa 1890s

Background imageCentral Collection: Bund area, Shanghai, China

Bund area, Shanghai, China
Bund area in central Shanghai, China. circa 1890

Background imageCentral Collection: Procession in Central London

Procession in Central London
Aerial view of the Silver Jubilee procession in Central London, with flags and garlands. 1935

Background imageCentral Collection: Titanic launch menu card

Titanic launch menu card
A menu card for the luncheon to mark the launch of the RMS Titanic, held on 31 May 1911 at the Grand Central Hotel, Belfast. It is signed by GF Morrell. Date: 31 May 1911

Background imageCentral Collection: The Forum, Rome, Italy

The Forum, Rome, Italy

Background imageCentral Collection: Painting student at Central School of Art

Painting student at Central School of Art
A student works at her easel in a classroom at the Central School of Art and Design (now Central St Martins College of Art and Design), London

Background imageCentral Collection: Sculpture student at Central School of Art

Sculpture student at Central School of Art
A sculpture student works on a clay model of a human figure at the Central School of Art and Design (now Central St Martins College of Art and Design), London

Background imageCentral Collection: Sculpture student and model at Central School of Art

Sculpture student and model at Central School of Art
A sculpture student works on a clay model on a tripod, while a nude model poses for her, at the Central School of Art and Design (now Central St Martins College of Art and Design), London. Date: 1957

Background imageCentral Collection: Advertisement for New York, USA

Advertisement for New York, USA, the Wonder City of the World, with the Statue of Liberty in the foreground. Travel arranged by New York Central Lines. circa 1930s

Background imageCentral Collection: Advertisement for Lockheed Constellation

Advertisement for Lockheed Constellation -- the leader to New York, the leader overseas. 20th century

Background imageCentral Collection: Costume design students at Central School of Art

Costume design students at Central School of Art

Background imageCentral Collection: Badge design for Maritime Central Airways

Badge design for Maritime Central Airways, serving the Maritimes, Canada. 20th century

Background imageCentral Collection: Poster for Rosario de la Frontera, Argentina

Poster for Rosario de la Frontera, Argentina
F.C.C.A. (Central Argentine Railway) Poster, for Rosario de la Frontera - a city in the centre-south of the province of Salta, Argentina

Background imageCentral Collection: David Haughton teaching at Central School of Art

David Haughton teaching at Central School of Art
The artist David Haughton (1924-1991) teaching a student at the Central School of Art and Design (now Central St Martins College of Art and Design), London

Background imageCentral Collection: Furniture advertisement for Gamages, Holborn, London

Furniture advertisement for Gamages, Holborn, London
Furniture advertisement for Gamages department store in Holborn, London, showing a three-piece bedroom suite in walnut, an oak wardrobe and a kitchen cabinet, with cash and monthly instalment prices

Background imageCentral Collection: Okapi

Okapi (Okapia johnstoni) - a giraffid artiodactyl mammal native to the Ituri Rainforest, located in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in central Africa

Background imageCentral Collection: Mini-skirted model in Central London

Mini-skirted model in Central London with the Centre Point building in the background. circa 1960s

Background imageCentral Collection: Young pedestrians in Soho, London

Young pedestrians in Soho, London
Young pedestrians in a street in Soho, Central London

Background imageCentral Collection: Poster design, New York Central Station building

Poster design, New York Central Station building, Park Avenue, at the gateway to a continent. 20th century

Background imageCentral Collection: Interior of tramshed, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire

Interior of tramshed, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire
Interior view of a tramshed at Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, showing various trams with advertising material: Jacobs Cream Crackers, Colmans Mustard, Lifebuoy Soap

Background imageCentral Collection: Cable laying, Houses of Parliament, London

Cable laying, Houses of Parliament, London
Laying cables in the street outside the Houses of Parliament, Central London

Background imageCentral Collection: The Roof Garden in the Park Central Hotel, New York, 1930s

The Roof Garden in the Park Central Hotel, New York, 1930s
The Roof Garden in the Park Central Hotel at 55th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, 1930s. Date: 1920s

Background imageCentral Collection: The French Room in the Park Central Hotel, New York, 1930s

The French Room in the Park Central Hotel, New York, 1930s

Background imageCentral Collection: The Florentine Grill in the Park Central Hotel, New York, 19

The Florentine Grill in the Park Central Hotel, New York, 19
The The Florentine Grill in the Park Central Hotel at 55th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, 1930s. Open for dinner or supper

Background imageCentral Collection: The Arabian Room in the Park Central Hotel, New York, 1930s

The Arabian Room in the Park Central Hotel, New York, 1930s
The The Arabian Room in the Park Central Hotel at 55th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, 1930s. Vivid colour predominate in the wall friezes by Willy Pogany showing stories from the Arabian Nights

Background imageCentral Collection: The swimming pool at the Park Central Hotel, New York, 1930s

The swimming pool at the Park Central Hotel, New York, 1930s
The swimming pool at the Park Central Hotel at 55th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, 1930s. The largest indoor pool in Manhatten supplied by well water 550 feet under the city

Background imageCentral Collection: The Italian Room in the Park Central Hotel, New York, 1930s

The Italian Room in the Park Central Hotel, New York, 1930s
The Italian Room in the Park Central Hotel at 55th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, 1930s. Decorated in Italian Renaissance style with red and greens

Background imageCentral Collection: The Gothic Room in the Park Central Hotel, New York, 1930s

The Gothic Room in the Park Central Hotel, New York, 1930s
The Gothic Room in the Park Central Hotel at 55th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, 1930s. Friezes of Crusaders, valuable period pieces and wood carvings

Background imageCentral Collection: A view of the Colonial Room in the Park Central Hotel, New Y

A view of the Colonial Room in the Park Central Hotel, New Y
A view of the Colonial Room in the Park Central Hotel at 55th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, 1930s. The history of the USA is portrayed in a series of striking murals by Willy Pogany

Background imageCentral Collection: Interior view of the Cocoanut Grove cabaret in the Park Cent

Interior view of the Cocoanut Grove cabaret in the Park Central Hotel, New York, 1930s. Atop the hotel roof with a view of the skyline of New York this fashionable nightspot was the perfect place to

Background imageCentral Collection: Couple at Club Contemporain, Soho

Couple at Club Contemporain, Soho
A black couple relaxing at the Club Contemporain in Soho, Central London. Date: 1957

Background imageCentral Collection: Aldermaston Marchers at Trafalgar Square

Aldermaston Marchers at Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square in Central London full of several thousand people with banners on the first day of the Aldermaston March

Background imageCentral Collection: Selfridges window display, London

Selfridges window display, London
Pedestrians pass by a window display at Selfridges store in Oxford Street, Central London. Three elegant looking female dummies are wearing the latest Paris fashions. Date: 1958

Background imageCentral Collection: Mother and child in Selfridges, London

Mother and child in Selfridges, London
A mother and her daughter make a decision about which doll to buy in Selfridges, Oxford Street, Central London. (2 of 2) Date: 1963

Background imageCentral Collection: The Economist, St Jamess, London

The Economist, St Jamess, London
View of The Economist building in St James s, Central London, with a much older building to the left. Date: 1965

Background imageCentral Collection: Aldermaston Marchers at Turnham Green

Aldermaston Marchers at Turnham Green

Background imageCentral Collection: Aldermaston March, second day

Aldermaston March, second day
The rather foggy second day of the Aldermaston March. It took four days to walk from Central London to Aldermaston in Berkshire. Date: 5 April 1958

Background imageCentral Collection: Rally in Trafalgar Square

Rally in Trafalgar Square
A large, well behaved crowd of people at a rally or demonstration in Trafalgar Square, Central London. Date: 1959

Background imageCentral Collection: Rows of empty chairs in Hyde Park, London

Rows of empty chairs in Hyde Park, London
A man in a white suit and straw boater hat walks between rows of empty folding chairs in Hyde Park, Central London, on a sunny day. Date: 1955

Background imageCentral Collection: People at a cricket luncheon, Westminster

People at a cricket luncheon, Westminster
People eating, drinking and socialising in a marquee at a cricket luncheon in Westminster, Central London. Its a rather grand affair, with champagne, fine wines, and a printed menu

Background imageCentral Collection: Couples dancing at Club Contemporain, Soho

Couples dancing at Club Contemporain, Soho
Couples dancing at the Club Contemporain in Soho, Central London. Date: 1957

Background imageCentral Collection: Spike Milligan at adventure playground opening

Spike Milligan at adventure playground opening
Spike Milligan (1918-2002), comedian and writer, at the opening of the Ampton Street Adventure Playground in the Kings Cross area of Central London. A group of children cluster round him

Background imageCentral Collection: Couple strolling through Green Park

Couple strolling through Green Park
A young couple stroll through Green Park, Central London on a warm summer day. Date: 1961




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