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Pioneer Collection

Background imagePioneer Collection: The Royal Logistic Corps

The Royal Logistic Corps. The Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) was formed in 1993, by the union of the following British Army corps: Royal Corps of Transport, Royal Army Ordnance Corps

Background imagePioneer Collection: Balloon designs by Charles & Robert and Montgolfier

Balloon designs by Charles & Robert and Montgolfier
Balloon designs by Charles and Robert (1, 5) and the Montgolfier Brothers (2, 3, 4). No. 3 ascended from Versailles. No. 4 ascended from the Chateau de la Muette. No

Background imagePioneer Collection: Garnerin descending in his parachute, Paris

Garnerin descending in his parachute, Paris
Garnerin descending in his parachute, with his discarded balloon on the left. Claimed to be the first to descend from a balloon by means of a parachute

Background imagePioneer Collection: Blanchard and Jeffries crossing English Channel

Blanchard and Jeffries crossing English Channel
Jean-Pierre Blanchard and Dr John Jeffries crossing the English Channel by balloon. They left Dover, crossed the sea, and landed near Blanay, between Calais and Boulogne

Background imagePioneer 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 imagePioneer Collection: Three ballooning personalities

Three ballooning personalities
Three miniature portraits of ballooning personalities, arranged in a triangle, with a small balloon at the centre, and signatures below

Background imagePioneer Collection: Garnerins descent by parachute

Garnerins descent by parachute
Newspaper report with colour illustrations of Garnerins descent by parachute, London. 21 September 1802

Background imagePioneer Collection: Garnerin descending in his parachute

Garnerin descending in his parachute, with his discarded balloon on the left. Claimed to be the first human being to descend from a balloon by means of a parachute (animals had previously been used)

Background imagePioneer Collection: Lady Dufferin, Wife of 8th Viceroy of India

Lady Dufferin, Wife of 8th Viceroy of India
Hariot Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava (Lady Dufferin, 1843-1936), wife of Frederick Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 1st Marquess of Dufferin and Ava, 8th Viceroy of India

Background imagePioneer Collection: Autocar Poster -- Jenatzy beating speed record

Autocar Poster -- Jenatzy beating speed record
Autocar poster -- Camille Jenatzys Jamais Contente beating the World Speed Record near Acheres in France, averaging just over 65 mph. 1899

Background imagePioneer Collection: Hubert Latham flying to Reims for aviation competition

Hubert Latham flying to Reims for aviation competition
Hubert Latham, French aviation pioneer, flying to Reims for the great international aviation competition of August 1909. Two men wave to him from the ground

Background imagePioneer Collection: Commemorative plate with balloon design

Commemorative plate with balloon design

Background imagePioneer 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 imagePioneer Collection: Pioneer Sergeant - The Scots Guards

Pioneer Sergeant - The Scots Guards
Pioneer Sergeant of The Scots Guards. In 1831 bearskins were issued but the regiment was forced to adopt the title Scots Fusilier Guards as a reason to wear them

Background imagePioneer Collection: S. F. Cody and War Kite

S. F. Cody and War Kite
Samuel Franklin Cody, British- American aviator and inventor of the famous war kite, an early type of aeroplane and communication device. Date: 1861-1913

Background imagePioneer Collection: French Pioneer Guardsman

French Pioneer Guardsman Date: 1810

Background imagePioneer Collection: Thomas Alva Edison, American inventor

Thomas Alva Edison, American inventor
Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931), American inventor. 19th century

Background imagePioneer Collection: Sunbeam M. C. C. Run

Sunbeam M. C. C. Run
A muddy scene during the Old Crocks motor cycle run, organised by the Sunbeam M.C.C. one of Britains oldest motorcycle clubs (founded 1924). Date: 1931

Background imagePioneer Collection: Ernst Dryden / Party / 314

Ernst Dryden / Party / 314
ERNST DRYDEN Poster artist, fashion pioneer and Hollywood costume designer. Fancy dress party in Vienna with Dryden pictured in the centre. Date: 1887 - 1938

Background imagePioneer Collection: Dryden / Battle Dress / 308

Dryden / Battle Dress / 308
ERNST DRYDEN Poster artist, fashion pioneer and Hollywood costume designer. In battle dress. Date: 1887 - 1938

Background imagePioneer Collection: Ernst Dryden / 309 / Smoking

Ernst Dryden / 309 / Smoking
ERNST DRYDEN Poster artist, fashion pioneer and Hollywood costume designer. Sitting on the floor smoking a pipe. Date: 1887 - 1938

Background imagePioneer Collection: Ernst Dryden / 309 / Cricket

Ernst Dryden / 309 / Cricket
ERNST DRYDEN Poster artist, fashion pioneer and Hollywood costume designer. Wearing a cricket jumper. Date: 1887 - 1938

Background imagePioneer Collection: Ernst Dryden / 309 / Chair

Ernst Dryden / 309 / Chair
ERNST DRYDEN Poster artist, fashion pioneer and Hollywood costume designer. Sitting in a chair with umbrella. Date: 1887 - 1938

Background imagePioneer Collection: Ernst Dryden / 309 / Pipe

Ernst Dryden / 309 / Pipe
ERNST DRYDEN Poster artist, fashion pioneer and Hollywood costume designer. Holding a pipe. Date: 1887 - 1938

Background imagePioneer Collection: Ernst Dryden / 309 / Car

Ernst Dryden / 309 / Car
ERNST DRYDEN Poster artist, fashion pioneer and Hollywood costume designer. Standing in front of a car. Date: 1887 - 1938

Background imagePioneer Collection: Ernst Dryden / 309 / Vase

Ernst Dryden / 309 / Vase
ERNST DRYDEN Poster artist, fashion pioneer and Hollywood costume designer. Looking at a vase. Date: 1887 - 1938

Background imagePioneer Collection: Ernst Dryden Smokes / 307

Ernst Dryden Smokes / 307
ERNST DRYDEN Poster artist, fashion pioneer and Hollywood costume designer. Profile of Ernst Dryden smoking in front of a window Date: 1887 - 1938



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