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1927 Collection

"1927: A Year of Elegance, Innovation, and Artistic Marvels" In the year 1927, a captivating era unfolded with remarkable events that shaped history

Background image1927 Collection: Gunter Grass / Morgan

Gunter Grass / Morgan
GUNTER GRASS German writer rides a rat

Background image1927 Collection: Restaurant rue des Blancs Manteaux Eugene Atget

Restaurant rue des Blancs Manteaux Eugene Atget
Restaurant, rue des Blancs Manteaux; Eugene Atget (French, 1857 - 1927); Paris, France; 1900; Albumen silver print

Background image1927 Collection: The Blue Ray by Shirland Quin - Flyer, Eastbourne Production

The Blue Ray by Shirland Quin - Flyer, Eastbourne Production
The Blue Ray by Shirland Quin. First produced at the Devonshire Park Theatre in Eastbourne on 28th November 1927. Back and front pages of the flyer for the Eastbourne production

Background image1927 Collection: Chakras and Nervous System

Chakras and Nervous System
How the chakras interact with the nervous system. Date: 1927

Background image1927 Collection: Duchess of York (Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mother) De Laszlo

Duchess of York (Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mother) De Laszlo
Portrait by Philip de Laszlo of the Duchess of York (1900-2002), formerly Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon and later Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

Background image1927 Collection: Flying Scotsman C1927

Flying Scotsman C1927
The London and North Eastern Railways Flying Scotsman is hauled by Gresley Pacific 4475 Flying Fox locomotive

Background image1927 Collection: Snow Queen Harry Clarke

Snow Queen Harry Clarke
Kay meets the Snow Queen

Background image1927 Collection: Supermarine aeroplane, Rolls-Royce S. 6

Supermarine aeroplane, Rolls-Royce S. 6
The Supermarine aeroplane, Rolls-Royce S.6, winner of the International Schneider Trophy Air Race in 1922, 1927 and 1929, and holder of the world speed record of 357.7 mph

Background image1927 Collection: Austin Seven Britain

Austin Seven Britain

Background image1927 Collection: Bound to Draw by William Heath Robinson

Bound to Draw by William Heath Robinson
Another well-thought-out experiment in dentistry from Heath Robinson, the Gadget King and mastermind behind endless convoluted contraptions and silly ideas. Date: 1927

Background image1927 Collection: All that was left of them, 17th Lancers near Modderfontein

All that was left of them, 17th Lancers near Modderfontein, 17 September 1901.Chromolithograph after Richard Caton Woodville (1856-1927)

Background image1927 Collection: Al Jolson / Jazz Singer

Al Jolson / Jazz Singer
AL JOLSON in The Jazz Singer

Background image1927 Collection: Nord Wagons-Lits poster

Nord Wagons-Lits poster
Poster from French company PLM for the Nord Wagons-Lits London to Vichy Pullman service. A couple enjoy tea in the comfortable interior of a pullman train carriage

Background image1927 Collection: Australia / Melbourne

Australia / Melbourne
Collins Street, Melbourne

Background image1927 Collection: Sir Claude and Lady Champion de Crespigny, Tatler cover

Sir Claude and Lady Champion de Crespigny, Tatler cover
Sir Claude Champion de Crespigny, 4th Baronet (1847-1935), soldier, sportsman and adventurer, pictured on the front cover of The Tatler in 1927 beside his wife

Background image1927 Collection: SHOW BOAT POSTER, 1927. Poster for the original Broadway production of Jerome Kern

SHOW BOAT POSTER, 1927. Poster for the original Broadway production of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammersteins musical Show Boat, 1927

Background image1927 Collection: Female Pole Vaulter 1927

Female Pole Vaulter 1927
An elegant woman soars towards the bar during a pole vault

Background image1927 Collection: Flapper on Bonnet 1927

Flapper on Bonnet 1927
A girl on a bonnet: wears a skimpy sleeveless white drop waist dress hitched up to expose her thighs, T-bar shoes, a cloche hat & a scarf a la Isadora Duncan

Background image1927 Collection: Coat & Fox Terrier 1927

Coat & Fox Terrier 1927
Wrap over coat in a small checked fabric with cuff detail, hip pockets, long fur roll collar & fur lining worn with court shoes & a cloche hat pulled over the eyes

Background image1927 Collection: Diver and Mermaid

Diver and Mermaid
A diver exploring a wrecked ship has an unexpected encounter

Background image1927 Collection: Lovecraft / Colour / Space

Lovecraft / Colour / Space
A shapeless stream of unplaceable colour - scene from The colour out of space

Background image1927 Collection: Barry Island Beach, Wales, 1920s

Barry Island Beach, Wales, 1920s
View of Barry Island beach and Whitmore Bay, Glamorgan, south Wales in summer 1920s. Holidaymakers are enjoying the sunshine while having fun on the beach and lying in deckchairs

Background image1927 Collection: New Reptile House at London Zoo by G H Davis

New Reptile House at London Zoo by G H Davis
A map of the newly opened reptile house in London Zoo, detailing the layout of the exhibits. It also features diagrams demonstrating several functions of the house

Background image1927 Collection: Savoy Hotel, London

Savoy Hotel, London
An impression by W. Walcot of the Savoy Hotel, Strand, London in 1927

Background image1927 Collection: St Lucys Day

St Lucys Day
Saint Lucys day (15 December) The girl chosen to be Lucia carries coffee and cakes to those preparing Christmas gifts and decorations

Background image1927 Collection: The Wettest Derby on Record by The Tout, 1927

The Wettest Derby on Record by The Tout, 1927
The Wettest Derby on record in 1927 with numerous well-known personalities of the turf coping with the flooded course with the help of umbrellas and rowing boats. Includes the jockey M

Background image1927 Collection: British Military Poster - Inter-war period

British Military Poster - Inter-war period
Grenadier Guards, smart men wanted. Colour chromolithograph poster after A W Baylis, 1927. Published by HMs Stationery Office

Background image1927 Collection: Clubland White Port advertisement

Clubland White Port advertisement
Advertisement for Clubland White, the finest old port procurable...to be found among the members of Londons celebrated West End Clubs

Background image1927 Collection: Marriage of Greville Worthington and Diana Duncombe

Marriage of Greville Worthington and Diana Duncombe
A very tall groom, Mr William Greville Worthington (1903 - 1942) with his considerably shorter bride, Miss Mary Diana Duncombe (1905 - 1943) after their wedding at St

Background image1927 Collection: A sketch of the new dance craze called The Stomp (1927)

A sketch of the new dance craze called The Stomp (1927) 1927

Background image1927 Collection: Illustration by Cecil Aldin, dog walking

Illustration by Cecil Aldin, dog walking -- a dog on a lead is more likely to want to fight others if you drag him away from every dog you meet. Date: 1927

Background image1927 Collection: Illustration by Cecil Aldin, handler at Peterborough Show

Illustration by Cecil Aldin, handler at Peterborough Show
Illustration by Cecil Aldin, Tom Newman, the Duke of Beauforts huntsman, taking part as a handler at the Peterborough Foxhound Show

Background image1927 Collection: King George V in Scottish dress

King George V in Scottish dress
King George V chats to the Duchess of York, whilst the Duke of York brings up the rear. They have been taking part in the Balmoral Garden Fete. Date: 1927

Background image1927 Collection: HMS RODNEY

HMS RODNEY
British battleship whose finest hour will come in May 1941 when her accurate gunfire is the crucial factor in the sinking of the German warship Bismarck Date: 1927 - 1941

Background image1927 Collection: Mayakovsky (H / S)

Mayakovsky (H / S)
Mayakovsky (H/S)

Background image1927 Collection: Mayakovsky (Seated)

Mayakovsky (Seated)
VLADIMIR MAYAKOVSKY - Russian poet and supporter of the Communist party in Russia (this photograph is dated 1927)

Background image1927 Collection: The Spirit of St Louis

The Spirit of St Louis
Charles Lindbergh, in the Spirit of St Louis, sets off from New York on his solo flight across the Atlantic

Background image1927 Collection: Fairies Merry Go Round

Fairies Merry Go Round
Fairies at play - a toadstool makes a convenient merry-go- round

Background image1927 Collection: Nottingham Goose Fair 1927

Nottingham Goose Fair 1927

Background image1927 Collection: Zambia - Zimbabwe - Steam Locomotive on the Bridge, Victoria

Zambia - Zimbabwe - Steam Locomotive on the Bridge, Victoria
Steam Locomotive on the Bridge, Victoria Falls, The Zambezi River, near Livingstone, Zambia/Zimbabwe. Date: 1927

Background image1927 Collection: South Africa - The Beach, Durban

South Africa - The Beach, Durban
The Beach, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Showing view from the air Date: 1927

Background image1927 Collection: Cecil Beaton, Rex Whistler & Stephen Tennant at Cap Ferrat

Cecil Beaton, Rex Whistler & Stephen Tennant at Cap Ferrat
A group of Bright Young People sketching at Cap Ferrat - from left, Cecil Beaton, the Hon. Stephen Tennant, Rex Whistler and Elizabeth Lowndes. Date: 1927

Background image1927 Collection: Henley Regatta

Henley Regatta
A stylised illustration of a view at Henley Regatta, started in 1839 by a local solicitor and one of the highlights of the summer social calendar being the most famous rowing event of the year

Background image1927 Collection: 1920s France La Vie Parisienne Magazine Cover

1920s France La Vie Parisienne Magazine Cover

Background image1927 Collection: Advertisement for The Graphic

Advertisement for The Graphic
A striking advertisement for weekly illustrated magazine, The Graphic (founded 1869 by William Luson Thomas), showing a busy street scene with buses and trams advertising the paper

Background image1927 Collection: Any Girl, Any Station, Anywhere by S. Van Abbe

Any Girl, Any Station, Anywhere by S. Van Abbe
A fashionable young woman from the 1920s wearing a fur trimmed coat and a green cloche hat, rest her sore feet while sitting on a very large trunk at a railway station. Date: 1927

Background image1927 Collection: Bystander masthead design, 1927 - Royal Ascot

Bystander masthead design, 1927 - Royal Ascot
Illustrated masthead design for The Bystander magazine showing a vibrant scene at Royal Ascot with glamorous women, men in morning suits and top hats

Background image1927 Collection: Famous jockeys - Charles Elliott

Famous jockeys - Charles Elliott
Charlie Elliott, flat race jockey and winner of the 1927 Derby on Call Boy, pictured in the c olours of Lord Rosebery for whom he had many successes. Date: 1927



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"1927: A Year of Elegance, Innovation, and Artistic Marvels" In the year 1927, a captivating era unfolded with remarkable events that shaped history. The Duchess of York, later known as Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mother, graced the world with her presence. Her timeless beauty and grace captivated hearts across the globe. Meanwhile, in the realm of art and science, De Laszlo delved into the intricate connection between chakras and the nervous system. His groundbreaking research shed light on our innermost energy centers. The Flying Scotsman locomotive roared through British tracks in 1927. Its majestic presence symbolized progress and speed as it effortlessly transported passengers to their destinations. Taking flight to new heights was the Supermarine aeroplane powered by Rolls-Royce S. 6 engines. This engineering marvel soared through azure skies like a bird in its natural habitat. Closer to home at London Zoo stood G H Davis' masterpiece - the New Reptile House. With meticulous attention to detail, he crafted an environment where exotic reptiles thrived under his watchful eye. Yet not all stories were filled with triumph; some spoke of sacrifice and bravery. The 17th Lancers near Modderfontein left behind only memories after facing unimaginable challenges on distant battlefields. Artistic expression flourished during this time too – Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein's musical Show Boat took Broadway by storm with its vibrant poster capturing imaginations far beyond theater walls. Harry Clarke's Snow Queen mesmerized audiences with its ethereal illustrations that brought Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale to life in vivid hues that danced off every page. Music echoed through Al Jolson's Jazz Singer – a cinematic milestone that introduced synchronized soundtracks revolutionizing film forevermore. William Heath Robinson delighted readers with Bound to Draw – his whimsical drawings showcasing imaginative contraptions bound to bring smiles even amidst the chaos of everyday life.