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George Collection

Background imageGeorge Collection: From Then Till Now: At the Seaside

From Then Till Now: At the Seaside. From Look and Learn no. 83 (17 August 1963)

Background imageGeorge Collection: WW2 poster, activities of 52 (Lowland) Division

WW2 poster, activities of 52 (Lowland) Division
Screen-print poster, published circa 1950, showing the activities of the 52nd Lowland Division during the Second World War, with a map of Northern Europe, and unit badges along the top and bottom

Background imageGeorge Collection: WW1 Recruitment Poster -- Letter from George V

WW1 Recruitment Poster -- Letter from George V
An open letter To my people from King George V. One of thirteen printed posters produced in Britain between August 1914 - March 1916. 1916

Background imageGeorge Collection: Rescue of Major Money off the coast of Yarmouth

Rescue of Major Money off the coast of Yarmouth

Background imageGeorge Collection: Sadler and Paget balloon ascent, Hackney

Sadler and Paget balloon ascent, Hackney
Ascent of a balloon containing James Sadler and Lieutenant Paget, from the Mermaid at Hackney. The balloon was decorated in honour of the Prince Regents birthday

Background imageGeorge Collection: Mr Biggin and Mrs Sage in Lunardis balloon

Mr Biggin and Mrs Sage in Lunardis balloon
Mr Biggin and Mrs Sage going up from St Georges Field in Lunardis balloon, 29 June 1785. June 1785

Background imageGeorge Collection: Brochure cover, chocolate box designs

Brochure cover, chocolate box designs
Brochure cover in blue, black and gold, chocolate box designs, Statue Series of box tops, Geo. H. Harrison & Sons, Statue Printing Works, Leeds, and Sentinel House, Southampton Row, London. 1930

Background imageGeorge Collection: Three passengers in a balloon

Three passengers in a balloon
The Three Favorite Aerial Travellers. Vincent Lunardi, George Biggin and Mrs Sage in a balloon cage. 1785

Background imageGeorge Collection: John Cadbury and his family

John Cadbury and his family
John Cadbury (1801-1889), founder of the Cadbury business, seen here with his family. Standing at the back are sons John and Richard

Background imageGeorge Collection: Cover design, Aero & Marine Exhibition

Cover design, Aero & Marine Exhibition
Cover design, catalogue of Aero & Marine Exhibition, 16-25 March 1914, at Olympia, west London, under the patronage of His Majesty the King

Background imageGeorge Collection: Coronation design, Maison Prunier

Coronation design, Maison Prunier
Coronation cover from Maison Prunier (a special menu perhaps?) celebrating the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother)

Background imageGeorge Collection: Satirical political cartoon, The Fall of Icarus

Satirical political cartoon, The Fall of Icarus, showing a plump, naked Earl Temple (Richard Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Chandos)

Background imageGeorge Collection: Death of King George VI - Eastern National Notice

Death of King George VI - Eastern National Notice
Death of King George VI - The Eastern National Coach Company expresses sympathy to the Queen and Royal Family for the loss to the Nation of their King via National Mourning Poster. 1952

Background imageGeorge Collection: Lunardis second Grand Air Balloon

Lunardis second Grand Air Balloon
Mr Lunardis second Grand Air Balloon, in which he ascended from the Artillery Ground on 13 May, and with Mr Biggin and Mrs Sage from St Georges Fields on 29 June. May-June 1785

Background imageGeorge Collection: Wedding of Duke of York and Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon

Wedding of Duke of York and Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon
Scene inside Westminster Abbey showing the royal wedding of 1923, with Prince Albert, Duke of York (later King George VI) stood at the altar with his bride, Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon

Background imageGeorge Collection: Advertising artwork for a magazine, by David Wright

Advertising artwork for a magazine, by David Wright
Advertising artwork by David Wright for a magazine, published in London by George Newnes Limited, printed by W Speight & Sons and Gordon & Gotch (Asia) Limited

Background imageGeorge 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 imageGeorge Collection: George Street, Sydney, Australia

George Street, Sydney, Australia. circa 1890s

Background imageGeorge Collection: Programme for the London Palladium

Programme for the London Palladium
Programme for variety show at the London Palladium, 1932, under the direction of George Black Date: 1932

Background imageGeorge Collection: The Graphic Royal Wedding Number 1923

The Graphic Royal Wedding Number 1923
Front cover of The Graphic magazines Royal Wedding Number, celebrating the marriage of Prince Albert, Duke of York to Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon on 26 April 1923

Background imageGeorge Collection: Drawing Room, St. James Palace c. 1750

Drawing Room, St. James Palace c. 1750
A drawing room at St. Jamess Palace during the reign of King George III, when the nobility would be formally presented at Court, thus establishing their place in society. Date: 1750

Background imageGeorge Collection: Washington Anniversary Cake Display

Washington Anniversary Cake Display Date: 1936

Background imageGeorge Collection: Scene in Ludgate Hill, London

Scene in Ludgate Hill, London, with flags and garlands for the Silver Jubilee celebrations. 1935

Background imageGeorge Collection: King George V on a light railway, Western Front, WW1

King George V on a light railway, Western Front, WW1
King George V taking a trip on a light railway during a visit to the Western Front in France during World War One. circa 1916

Background imageGeorge Collection: King George V and Captain J. J. Crowe, WW1

King George V and Captain J. J. Crowe, WW1
King George V shaking hands with Captain J. J. Crowe of the 2nd Worcester Regiment on the Western Front during World War One. The King had just presented Captain Crowe with the Victoria Cross. 1918

Background imageGeorge Collection: View of Fleet Street, London, with flags

View of Fleet Street, London, with flags and garlands for the Silver Jubilee celebrations. 1935

Background imageGeorge Collection: Prince George of Cambridge

Prince George of Cambridge
George William Frederick, 2nd Duke of Cambridge (1819-1904), cousin of Queen Victoria, pictured as a young man. Date: c.1835

Background imageGeorge Collection: Silver Jubilee decorations, Ludgate Circus, London

Silver Jubilee decorations, Ludgate Circus, London
Silver Jubilee decorations on a building at Ludgate Circus, London. 1935

Background imageGeorge Collection: Viewing the royal wedding, 1923

Viewing the royal wedding, 1923
Spectators clambering up a lamp post near Westminster Bridge in order to gain a better view of the passing procession following the wedding of Prince Albert

Background imageGeorge Collection: Tit Bits Coronation Souvenir 1937

Tit Bits Coronation Souvenir 1937
Front cover of Tit-Bits magazine, commemorating the Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth on 12 May 1937. 1937

Background imageGeorge Collection: The Duke & Duchess of York & royal residences

The Duke & Duchess of York & royal residences
A portrait of the Duke and Duchess of York, the future King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (Queen Mother) surrounded by their coat of arms and three residences of significance - Glamis Castle

Background imageGeorge Collection: Royal wedding, 1923 - ceremony in the Abbey

Royal wedding, 1923 - ceremony in the Abbey
The wedding ceremony in Westminster Abbey on 26 April 1923 for the marriage of Prince Albert, Duke of York to Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (the future King George VI and Queen Elizabeth)

Background imageGeorge Collection: Royal wedding, 1923 - Duke & Duchess of York return from Abb

Royal wedding, 1923 - Duke & Duchess of York return from Abb
A smiling Duchess of York (formerly Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon and then Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother) returning back to Buckingham Palace after her marriage to Prince Albert

Background imageGeorge Collection: King George V visiting a sawmill, Western Front, WW1

King George V visiting a sawmill, Western Front, WW1
King George V visiting the sawmill of a forestry company on the Western Front in France during World War One. circa 1916

Background imageGeorge Collection: The Duke & Duchess of York at White Lodge

The Duke & Duchess of York at White Lodge
The Duke and Duchess of York, the future King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (the Queen Mother), pictured superimposed in front of White Lodge in Richmond Great Park

Background imageGeorge Collection: Silver Jubilee street scene in London

Silver Jubilee street scene in London, with garlands and flags. 1935

Background imageGeorge 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 imageGeorge Collection: Nurses viewing the royal wedding, 1923

Nurses viewing the royal wedding, 1923
Nurses climbing up a tree in the Mall in a bid to have a view of the passing procession following the marriage of Prince Albert, Duke of York

Background imageGeorge Collection: King George V visiting France, WW1

King George V visiting France, WW1
Scottish soldiers marching past and playing bagpipes during a church parade, when King George V made a visit to the Western Front in France during World War One. circa 1916

Background imageGeorge Collection: King George V visiting Western Front, France, WW1

King George V visiting Western Front, France, WW1
King George V visiting the Western Front in France during World War One. Seen here leaving after a church parade. circa 1916

Background imageGeorge Collection: King George V inspecting Scottish troops, WW1

King George V inspecting Scottish troops, WW1
King George V inspecting Scottish troops during a visit to the Western Front, World War One. circa 1916

Background imageGeorge Collection: King George V with RAF pilots, Western Front, WW1

King George V with RAF pilots, Western Front, WW1
King George V inspecting RAF pilots on the Western Front in France during World War One. General Herbert Plumer (nicknamed Old Plum) can be seen on the left. circa 1916

Background imageGeorge Collection: Royal wedding, 1923 - Duke of York in uniform

Royal wedding, 1923 - Duke of York in uniform
Prince Albert, Duke of York, later King George VI (1896-1952), pictured in the uniform of a Group Commander in the Royal Air Force

Background imageGeorge Collection: Captain Rostron watch workings

Captain Rostron watch workings
The inner workings of an 18 carat gold Tiffany watch presented to Captain Rostron of the RMS Carpathia, as a token of gratitude from three of the survivors rescued by the Carpathia on 15 April 1912

Background imageGeorge Collection: Envelope from the Titanic

Envelope from the Titanic
An envelope, postmarked Southampton, 10 April 1912, addressed to Irvine Aitchison Esq of Sherwood, Beckenham, Kent. It contained a letter from his fiancee on White Star Line RMS Titanic headed paper

Background imageGeorge Collection: Captain Rostron watch face

Captain Rostron watch face

Background imageGeorge Collection: Items belonging to George Moore, Titanic seaman

Items belonging to George Moore, Titanic seaman
Assorted items belonging to George Alfred Moore, seaman on the ill-fated Titanic cruise ship which sank on 15 April 1912 -- a pocket watch with ornate fob, a cigarette lighter

Background imageGeorge Collection: First cover of London Life magazine

First cover of London Life magazine
Very first cover of London Life magazine, published on 9th October 1965 with an eye-catching oversized date line and a photograph of sixties supermodel Celia Hammond photographed by Terence Donovan




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