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Century Collection

Background imageCentury Collection: Balloon being filled with gas

Balloon being filled with gas
Balloon in a yard, being filled with gas from a barrel in preparation for flight. late 18th century

Background imageCentury Collection: Blanchards balloon and apparatus

Blanchards balloon and apparatus
A representation of Jean-Pierre Blanchards balloon and apparatus, with annotations. Below the large round balloon is a parachute, and under that two men in the gondola with wings for steering. 1780s

Background imageCentury Collection: Flying machine or airship

Flying machine or airship
A flying machine or airship, 18th century copy of the one designed in the 17th century by Francesco Lana de Terzi, the Italian Jesuit, mathematician, naturalist and aeronautics pioneer. circa 1670

Background imageCentury Collection: Technical diagram of a flying machine

Technical diagram of a flying machine, with measurements and annotations. The small red circle labelled C is the pilots seat. late 18th century

Background imageCentury Collection: Technical diagram of a flying machine, with pilot

Technical diagram of a flying machine, with pilot
Technical diagram of a flying machine, with measurements and annotations, and a pilot seated at the controls. circa late 18th century

Background imageCentury Collection: Chocolate box design, lady courted by two men

Chocolate box design, lady courted by two men
Chocolate box design, showing an 18th century scene of a lady on a garden terrace being courted by two men. 20th century

Background imageCentury Collection: Chocolate box design, couple at a stile

Chocolate box design, couple at a stile
Chocolate box design, featuring an 18th century couple chatting at a stile in a field. 20th century

Background imageCentury Collection: Chocolate box design, lady with book and dog

Chocolate box design, lady with book and dog
Chocolate box design, showing an early 19th century scene of a lady in a garden, reading a book, watched by her dog. 20th century

Background imageCentury Collection: Poster design, Chicago Worlds Fair 1933

Poster design, Chicago Worlds Fair 1933, featuring a classical figure with arms raised, holding a model of the city. 1933

Background imageCentury Collection: Chocolate box design, couple with dog

Chocolate box design, couple with dog

Background imageCentury Collection: Chocolate box design, couple and coach

Chocolate box design, couple and coach
Chocolate box design, showing an 18th century scene of a couple greeting each other, with a coach and footmen in the background. 20th century

Background imageCentury Collection: Chocolate box design, 17th century couple

Chocolate box design, 17th century couple
Chocolate box design, featuring a 17th century couple in a garden. 20th century

Background imageCentury Collection: Chocolate box design, 18th century scene

Chocolate box design, 18th century scene

Background imageCentury Collection: Brochure cover, W Barratt & Co Ltd, Northampton

Brochure cover, W Barratt & Co Ltd, Northampton
Brochure cover design, W Barratt & Co Ltd, Northampton, originating boot service in the home. Showing an 18th century scene, with a lady trying on a pair of boots. 20th century

Background imageCentury Collection: Young woman in winter clothing, Japan

Young woman in winter clothing, Japan
Young woman in winter clothing with parasol, Japan. circa 1890s

Background imageCentury Collection: Boat on inland sea, Japan

Boat on inland sea, Japan
Boat on an inland sea, Japan. circa 1890s

Background imageCentury Collection: Group of Japanese children and a woman

Group of Japanese children and a woman. circa 1890s

Background imageCentury Collection: Shell picking, Yokohama, Japan

Shell picking, Yokohama, Japan. circa 1890s

Background imageCentury Collection: Street food, Japan

Street food, Japan, with vendor and customer. circa 1890s

Background imageCentury Collection: Street vendor and customer, Japan

Street vendor and customer, Japan

Background imageCentury Collection: Priests playing checkers, Japan

Priests playing checkers, Japan
Priests playing checkers on a board, Japan. circa 1890s

Background imageCentury Collection: Cherry blossom and rickshaws, Yokohama, Japan

Cherry blossom and rickshaws, Yokohama, Japan
Cherry blossom and passengers in their rickshaws, Noge Hill, Yokohama, Japan. circa 1890s

Background imageCentury Collection: Yokohama Railway Station, Yokohama, Japan

Yokohama Railway Station, Yokohama, Japan. circa 1890s

Background imageCentury Collection: Farmer and wife, Japan

Farmer and wife, Japan. circa 1890s

Background imageCentury Collection: Cape Honmoku, Yokohama, Japan

Cape Honmoku, Yokohama, Japan. circa 1890s

Background imageCentury Collection: View of Kamakura, Japan

View of Kamakura, Japan. circa 1890s

Background imageCentury Collection: Kintai Bashi Bridge, Iwakuni, Japan

Kintai Bashi Bridge, Iwakuni, Japan
Kintai Bashi (Kintaibashi) Bridge, Iwakuni, Japan. circa 1890s

Background imageCentury Collection: Tattooed post runner, Japan

Tattooed post runner, Japan. circa 1890s

Background imageCentury Collection: Three soldiers in armour, Japan

Three soldiers in armour, Japan

Background imageCentury Collection: Bund, Yokohama, Japan

Bund, Yokohama, Japan
Bund (waterfront area), Yokohama, Japan. circa 1890s

Background imageCentury Collection: Nishi Otni Temple, Kyoto, Japan

Nishi Otni Temple, Kyoto, Japan
Nishi Otni (or Otani) Temple, Kyoto, Japan. circa 1890s

Background imageCentury Collection: Group of geishas, Japan

Group of geishas, Japan. circa 1890s

Background imageCentury Collection: Farmer and pack ox, Japan

Farmer and pack ox, Japan

Background imageCentury Collection: Women in rickshaw, Japan

Women in rickshaw, Japan
Two women in a rickshaw, with two male attendants, Japan. circa 1890s

Background imageCentury Collection: Geishas at tea stove, Japan

Geishas at tea stove, Japan
Four geishas at a tea stove, Japan. circa 1890s

Background imageCentury Collection: Pilgrims walking along a street, Japan

Pilgrims walking along a street, Japan

Background imageCentury Collection: Two women in formal greeting, Japan

Two women in formal greeting, Japan
Two women bowing to each other in a formal greeting, Japan. circa 1890s

Background imageCentury Collection: Elderly couple, Japan

Elderly couple, Japan. circa 1890s

Background imageCentury Collection: Street scene, Kyoto, Japan

Street scene, Kyoto, Japan. circa 1890s

Background imageCentury Collection: Yaami Hotel, Kyoto, Japan

Yaami Hotel, Kyoto, Japan. circa 1890s

Background imageCentury Collection: Street acrobats, Japan

Street acrobats, Japan. circa 1890s

Background imageCentury Collection: Canal, Osaka, Japan

Canal, Osaka, Japan
Canal in Osaka, Japan. circa 1890s

Background imageCentury Collection: Tokyo Railway Station, Japan

Tokyo Railway Station, Japan
Tokyo Railway Station, with boats in the foreground, Japan. circa 1890s

Background imageCentury Collection: Geisha in rickshaw, Japan

Geisha in rickshaw, Japan. circa 1890s

Background imageCentury Collection: Vegetable stall, Japan

Vegetable stall, Japan. circa 1890s

Background imageCentury Collection: Cherry blossom, Yokohama, Japan

Cherry blossom, Yokohama, Japan. circa 1890s

Background imageCentury Collection: Asakusa, Toyko, Japan

Asakusa, Toyko, Japan

Background imageCentury Collection: Daikoku Bridge, Osaka, Japan

Daikoku Bridge, Osaka, Japan. circa 1890s




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