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1905 Collection

"Capturing the Essence of 1905: A Glimpse into a Bygone Era" Step back in time to the bustling streets of New York City in 1905

Background image1905 Collection: Young Crow Indian

Young Crow Indian
A Crow boy in dance costume, 1905. Printed reproduction of a photograph by Edward Curtis

Background image1905 Collection: ADS: BATHROOM, 1905. Advertisement for Standard porcelain enameled baths and one-piece lavatories

ADS: BATHROOM, 1905. Advertisement for Standard porcelain enameled baths and one-piece lavatories. Line engraving, English, 1905

Background image1905 Collection: Cuthberts Buildings, Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa

Cuthberts Buildings, Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa
Cuthberts Buildings, with The Balcony terrace restaurant, Pritchard Street, Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa. Date: circa 1905

Background image1905 Collection: Annette Kellermann

Annette Kellermann
Annette Marie Sarah Kellerman (1886 - 1975), Australian swimmer, film star, and writer. One of the first women to wear a one-piece bathing costume, causing a minor scandal at the time

Background image1905 Collection: Harley House, Marylebone Road, London NW1

Harley House, Marylebone Road, London NW1
Harley House, a residential mansion block in Marylebone Road, London NW1. Date: circa 1905

Background image1905 Collection: Aberdovey / Beach 1905

Aberdovey / Beach 1905
Aberdovey: beach and bay Date: 1905

Background image1905 Collection: NEW YORK: FLATIRON, 1905. Flatiron Building, New York City: photograph, 1905, by Edward Steichen

NEW YORK: FLATIRON, 1905. Flatiron Building, New York City: photograph, 1905, by Edward Steichen

Background image1905 Collection: Chelsea Football Club 1905

Chelsea Football Club 1905
Chelsea Football Club, founded in March 1905. The top picture shows the squad of players and officials. The lower picture shows the ground at Stamford Bridge

Background image1905 Collection: Felix Dzerzhinsky

Felix Dzerzhinsky
FELIX DZERZHINSKY Polish/Russian agitator, banished to Siberia, exiled for part in 1905 rising, returned 1917, head of secret police (Cheka) etc

Background image1905 Collection: MAP: PHILIPPINES, 1905. Map of the Philippine Islands printed in the United States in 1905

MAP: PHILIPPINES, 1905. Map of the Philippine Islands printed in the United States in 1905

Background image1905 Collection: St Marys Hospital, Paddington, West London

St Marys Hospital, Paddington, West London. circa 1905

Background image1905 Collection: England / Sheffield

England / Sheffield
PINSTONE STREET an electric tram passes a horse-cart

Background image1905 Collection: Edward Elgar and musical score to Salut D Amour

Edward Elgar and musical score to Salut D Amour
English Composer Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934) and musical score to Salut D Amour. Date: 1905

Background image1905 Collection: St Leonards-on-sea and Hastings from St Leonards Pier

St Leonards-on-sea and Hastings from St Leonards Pier Date: circa 1905

Background image1905 Collection: Old Orkney Whiskey

Old Orkney Whiskey
Old Orkney advert showing a porter delivering luggage to a scotsman which is a giant bottle of whiskey 1905 1905

Background image1905 Collection: Cats in a dog cart - Louis Wain

Cats in a dog cart - Louis Wain
Expect Us. A group of cats go for a spin in a cart pulled by two slightly disgruntled dogs! A fun postcard design by Louis Wain, the master of the anthromophisation of cats. Date: 1905

Background image1905 Collection: Norwich Cathedral / 1905

Norwich Cathedral / 1905
Norwich Cathedral, Norfolk

Background image1905 Collection: Geronimo

Geronimo (1829 - 1909), War Chief of the White Mountain Apache [in 1905]

Background image1905 Collection: HULL FAIR, 1905

HULL FAIR, 1905
Hull Fair

Background image1905 Collection: MAP: HAWAII, 1905. Map of the Hawaiian Islands printed in the United States in 1905

MAP: HAWAII, 1905. Map of the Hawaiian Islands printed in the United States in 1905

Background image1905 Collection: Hampstead / West End Lane

Hampstead / West End Lane
A street in Londons inner suburbs - West End Lane, Hampstead

Background image1905 Collection: Putney Bridge 1905

Putney Bridge 1905

Background image1905 Collection: THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL

THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL One of the greatest of best- sellers, the cover shows Leslie Howard in the best of the film versions, produced in 1935

Background image1905 Collection: The Haka: New Zealand rugby war dance, 1905

The Haka: New Zealand rugby war dance, 1905
The New Zealand rugby team singing their war song before the match against Wales at Cardiff on 16th December 1905. Wales went on to win a historic victory against the New Zealanders

Background image1905 Collection: Jean-Paul Sartre, French writer and philosopher

Jean-Paul Sartre, French writer and philosopher
A graffiti comment on Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980), the French writer and philosopher -- no doubt a witty reference to his existentialist philosophy

Background image1905 Collection: High Street, Ayr

High Street, Ayr
The High Street, Ayr, with a tram, a horse-drawn wagon, a horse-drawn cart and a hand delivery cart

Background image1905 Collection: Womens Rights / Mockery

Womens Rights / Mockery
A Womans Mind magnified

Background image1905 Collection: Admiral Nelson and Captain Hardy during Trafalgar

Admiral Nelson and Captain Hardy during Trafalgar
During the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805, it was shortly before Nelson was mortally wounded that a shot struck the fore brace bits on the quarter deck and passed between Nelson and Hardy

Background image1905 Collection: Eastbourne / Parade 1905

Eastbourne / Parade 1905
Eastbourne, Sussex: The Parade

Background image1905 Collection: Everton Football Team

Everton Football Team
EVERTON Everton Football Club, 1st Team, 1905 - 1906 Season

Background image1905 Collection: The Salisbury Hotel pub, Green Lanes, Harringay, London

The Salisbury Hotel pub, Green Lanes, Harringay, London
The Salisbury Hotel, a Grade II listed pub on Grand Parade - at the junction of St. Anns Road / Green Lanes, Harringay, London - built by the prolific Scottish builder J C Hill

Background image1905 Collection: Clapham Common

Clapham Common
A tram and a motor-bus on the south side of Clapham Common. Date: circa 1905

Background image1905 Collection: Whipps Cross Hospital, Essex

Whipps Cross Hospital, Essex
Part of Whipps Cross Hospital, Leytonstone, Essex. Several patients can be see in beds on the open balconies. The hospital was opened in 1903 by the West Ham Union for the sick poor in the area

Background image1905 Collection: LONDON UNIV / KINGs 1905

LONDON UNIV / KINGs 1905
Kings College, Strand, London

Background image1905 Collection: Advert, Barry, Ostlere & Shepherd Ltd, Kirkcaldy

Advert, Barry, Ostlere & Shepherd Ltd, Kirkcaldy
Advert for Barry, Ostlere & Shepherd Ltd, Manufacturers of Floor Cloth, Linoleum and Cork Carpet, Kirkcaldy, Scotland. 1905

Background image1905 Collection: Port Sunlight - a workers utopia

Port Sunlight - a workers utopia
Page from The Illustrated London News with photographs reporting on the model factory village of Port Sunlight on the Wirral, near Birkenhead

Background image1905 Collection: SARTRE, Jean-Paul (1905-1980); BEAUVOIR, Simone de (1908-198

SARTRE, Jean-Paul (1905-1980); BEAUVOIR, Simone de (1908-1986). French existentialist philosopher and writer.; French novelist

Background image1905 Collection: Christchurch Priory and Ruins, Bournemouth

Christchurch Priory and Ruins, Bournemouth. Date: circa 1905

Background image1905 Collection: Bognor Regis / Huts 1905

Bognor Regis / Huts 1905
Bognor Regis, Sussex: the West Beach

Background image1905 Collection: Two Children Sitting on a Swing

Two Children Sitting on a Swing
Two children sitting on a swing in a snowy landscape

Background image1905 Collection: Savoy Hotel London

Savoy Hotel London
The SAVOY HOTEL, Strand

Background image1905 Collection: Hull Harbour

Hull Harbour
Barges and steamships in Princes Docks, Hull

Background image1905 Collection: Advert, A & J Main, Structural Engineers, Glasgow

Advert, A & J Main, Structural Engineers, Glasgow
Advert for A & J Main, Structural Engineers, Clydesdale Iron Works, Possilpark, Glasgow, Scotland. 1905

Background image1905 Collection: Grand Hotel, Chowringhee Road, Calcutta, India

Grand Hotel, Chowringhee Road, Calcutta, India
Grand Hotel, Chowringhee Road, Calcutta (Kolkata), India. Date: circa 1905

Background image1905 Collection: RMS Caronia - Cunard Line

RMS Caronia - Cunard Line - launched in 1904 - scrapped in 1932. The start of World War I caused her to be requisitioned as an armed merchant cruiser

Background image1905 Collection: MAP: UNITED STATES, 1905. Map of the continental United States (excluding Alaska), 1905

MAP: UNITED STATES, 1905. Map of the continental United States (excluding Alaska), 1905

Background image1905 Collection: GWR navvies, Treffgarne, Pembrokeshire, South Wales

GWR navvies, Treffgarne, Pembrokeshire, South Wales
A group of ten Great Western Railway navvies working on the Treffgarne railway at Nant Y Coy, Pembrokeshire, Dyfed, South Wales

Background image1905 Collection: Banstead Asylum, Surrey

Banstead Asylum, Surrey
Banstead Asylum, located on Sutton Lane, Banstead, Surrey, was established in 1877 as the Middlesex County Lunatic Asylum



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"Capturing the Essence of 1905: A Glimpse into a Bygone Era" Step back in time to the bustling streets of New York City in 1905, where the iconic Flatiron Building stood tall and proud. Edward Steichen's photograph immortalizes this architectural marvel, transporting us to an era filled with promise and innovation. Meanwhile, across the Atlantic Ocean in Aberdovey, beachgoers enjoyed sun-kissed days by the sea in 1905. The carefree atmosphere is palpable as families frolic on sandy shores, creating timeless memories amidst nature's beauty. In Russia, Felix Dzerzhinsky emerged as a prominent figure during this period. His influence would shape history as he laid the foundation for what would become one of the most powerful secret police organizations in modern times. Across artistic realms, English composer Edward Elgar composed his enchanting musical score for "Salut D'Amour. " This masterpiece continues to captivate audiences today with its emotive melodies that transcend time. For those seeking a taste of luxury and indulgence, Old Orkney Whiskey offered a refined experience like no other. Its smooth flavors transported connoisseurs back to an age when craftsmanship was revered above all else. As global boundaries shifted, a map printed in 1905 showcased America's interest in far-flung lands such as the Philippines. This artifact serves as a reminder of how exploration and colonization shaped our world during this transformative era. Closer to home, Barry Ostlere & Shepherd Ltd advertised their wares from Kirkcaldy—a testament to Scotland's rich industrial heritage that thrived during this period of progress and growth. Louis Wain's whimsical illustration featuring cats joyfully riding in a dog cart brings levity and charm into our narrative—an endearing snapshot capturing society's fascination with animals even then.