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1928 Collection

Step back in time to the year 1928, where elegance and luxury reigned supreme

Background image1928 Collection: Reids Palace Hotel, Madeira advertisement, 1928

Reids Palace Hotel, Madeira advertisement, 1928
Advertisement for Reids Palace Hotel, Madeira boasting happy sunny days, no rain and unequalled sea bathing besides many other comforts and advantages. 1928

Background image1928 Collection: Aurora Australis 1928

Aurora Australis 1928
The aurora as seen in the southern latitudes

Background image1928 Collection: Rainbow illustration, by Arthur Ferrier

Rainbow illustration, by Arthur Ferrier
Illustration of a glamorous lady wearing a rainbow as a shawl

Background image1928 Collection: MGM LION

MGM LION
Recording Leo the Lions famous roar for MGM (Metro Goldwyn Mayer) Studios

Background image1928 Collection: Buchanans Whisky Advert

Buchanans Whisky Advert
Four greyhounds race to the finish line in an advertisement for Buchanans Black & White Scotch whisky

Background image1928 Collection: Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel
Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel (1883 - 1971), iconic French fashion designer, pictured by her car in fashionable Biarritz. Date: 1928

Background image1928 Collection: The Building of the Tyne Bridge - Newcastle-upon-Tyne (4 / 4)

The Building of the Tyne Bridge - Newcastle-upon-Tyne (4 / 4)
The Building of the Tyne Bridge - Newcastle-upon-Tyne - The spans reaching out from both sides of the river - 11th January 1928. Date: 1928

Background image1928 Collection: LCC-LFB Dockhead fire station, Bermondsey

LCC-LFB Dockhead fire station, Bermondsey
Built by the London County Council (LCC) and opened in 1928, Dockhead fire station replaced two older Bermondsey fire stations that were closed down

Background image1928 Collection: LAUREL AND HARDY, 1928. Stan Laurel, left, and Oliver Hardy with a police officer in the silent

LAUREL AND HARDY, 1928. Stan Laurel, left, and Oliver Hardy with a police officer in the silent film Leave Them Laughing, 1928

Background image1928 Collection: The Twelfth of July in Portadown

The Twelfth of July in Portadown (1928). Lavery, Sir John 1856-1941. Date: 1928

Background image1928 Collection: Thomas Hardy 1921

Thomas Hardy 1921
Photographic portrait of Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) Date: 1921

Background image1928 Collection: Che Guevara / Smoking

Che Guevara / Smoking
ERNESTO GUEVARA Known as CHE GUEVARA Latin American guerrilla leader and revolutionary theorist. Listening to an address in Santiago de Cuba. *UNAVAILABLE FOR USE IN ASIA AT PRESENT* Date: 1928 - 1967

Background image1928 Collection: Haile Selassie / Nachkrieg

Haile Selassie / Nachkrieg
HAILE SELASSIE Emperor of Ethiopia (1930-74) in 1928, the year he assumed the title of King

Background image1928 Collection: Miss Richmond and her deerhounds

Miss Richmond and her deerhounds
Miss M. Richmond of the Warren, nearly Henley-on-Thames, pictured with her Bridge Sollers deerhounds, the largest kennel of the ancient breed at the time

Background image1928 Collection: Royal Air Force Display Poster, Hendon

Royal Air Force Display Poster, Hendon, showing biplanes flying in formation above the spectators. 1928

Background image1928 Collection: Shirley Temple / Birthday

Shirley Temple / Birthday
SHIRLEY TEMPLE American child star of of 1930s, offering a birthday greeting

Background image1928 Collection: Shirley Temple / Fox Films

Shirley Temple / Fox Films
SHIRLEY TEMPLE American child star of the 1930s

Background image1928 Collection: Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy
THOMAS HARDY writer and cyclist, at his home at Max Gate, early 1920s

Background image1928 Collection: Hunting / Fox / The Chase

Hunting / Fox / The Chase
The First Whip

Background image1928 Collection: Shirley Temple / Cake

Shirley Temple / Cake
SHIRLEY TEMPLE American child star of the 1930s, tucking into her birthday cake

Background image1928 Collection: Canadian Club Advert

Canadian Club Advert
Canadian Club whisky

Background image1928 Collection: The Fox Theatre, Detroit, Michigan - The Auditorium

The Fox Theatre, Detroit, Michigan - The Auditorium. Opened in 1928 as a flagship movie palace in the Fox Theatres Chain. The first theatre to be designed to incorporate a speaker system for sound

Background image1928 Collection: Grace Kelly / Postcard

Grace Kelly / Postcard
GRACE KELLY American film actress, seen here in an elegant dress

Background image1928 Collection: St. George patron saint of England

St. George patron saint of England
Our Ancient Word of Courage, Fair St. George - The Patron Saint of England. Pictured here by Georges Scott (1873-1943) expertly slaying the dragon, despite looking quite like a girl. Date: 1928

Background image1928 Collection: Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy
THOMAS HARDY writer, at his home at Max Gate, early 1920s

Background image1928 Collection: United States, Florida, St Pete Beach, Gulf Of Mexico, Don CeSar Hotel, Pink Palace

United States, Florida, St Pete Beach, Gulf Of Mexico, Don CeSar Hotel, Pink Palace, 1928, National Register Of Historic Places

Background image1928 Collection: The Gentleman Who Asked the Carver - H. M. Bateman

The Gentleman Who Asked the Carver - H. M. Bateman
The Gentleman who asked the carver at Simpson s-in-the-Strand whether the meat was English or foreign. A curious and innocent question from a diner at the famous English restaurant causing more than

Background image1928 Collection: On the rails at Goodwood by Howard K Elcock

On the rails at Goodwood by Howard K Elcock
An illustration showing how the Goodwood meeting at the end of the Season was as much a picnic party as a race meeting, with smart spectators enjoying a picnic lunch

Background image1928 Collection: Railway Queen Mabel Kitson on King George V at Swindon, 1928

Railway Queen Mabel Kitson on King George V at Swindon, 1928
Railway Queen Mabel Kitson, photographed on the running board of GWR locomotive King George V, at Swindon Works in 1928. Mabel became Railway Queen in 1927, aged 15

Background image1928 Collection: Morgan Super Aero 3 wheeler

Morgan Super Aero 3 wheeler

Background image1928 Collection: Gebrauchsgrafik illustration, 1928

Gebrauchsgrafik illustration, 1928
Highly stylised art deco illustration showing three people (one woman and two men) in evening dress, sitting on what look like cocktail stools

Background image1928 Collection: Louise Brooks

Louise Brooks (1906 - 1985), American silent film actress and dancer Date: 1928

Background image1928 Collection: Sir Donald Cameron, Governor of Tanganyika

Sir Donald Cameron, Governor of Tanganyika
Sir Donald Charles Cameron (1872-1948), Governor of Tanganyika (now Tanzania), seen here at Kigoma on 8 September 1928. He served as Governor from 1925 to 1931

Background image1928 Collection: EMPIREs HIGHWAY TO INDIA. The Empires Highway to India

EMPIREs HIGHWAY TO INDIA. The Empires Highway to India. View of Bombay, India from a British ship. British Empire Marketing Board poster, c1928

Background image1928 Collection: A fashion Phantasy by Gordon Conway

A fashion Phantasy by Gordon Conway
A fashion illustration showing models wearing various party dresses

Background image1928 Collection: Roald Amundsen (1872-1928)

Roald Amundsen (1872-1928)
Photograph of Captain Roald Engelbreth Gravning Amundsen, the Norwegian explorer, in his cold weather clothing and skis, Antarctica, 1912

Background image1928 Collection: Permanent Hair-Waving machine, 1928

Permanent Hair-Waving machine, 1928
Curls are attached by the flex to the chandelier-like electrical machine. This device was exhibited at the Hairdressers Annual Exhibion at the White City, 1928

Background image1928 Collection: Windsor, August 1928

Windsor, August 1928
A GWR Publicity view of Windsor and the River Thames in Berkshire, August 1928. A boat of holidaymakers and people on day trips are travelling along the river

Background image1928 Collection: The Scotsman Who Gave His Opponent That, by H. M. Bateman

The Scotsman Who Gave His Opponent That, by H. M. Bateman
A humorous golfing illustration Bateman (1887-1970) was a popular artist and regularly contributed to the Sketch, the Tatler and the Bystander

Background image1928 Collection: Cocker Spaniel

Cocker Spaniel
A Cocker Spaniel with a shiny black coat. Date: 1928

Background image1928 Collection: Down-stream, by Rebel Stanton

Down-stream, by Rebel Stanton
A colour illustration showing a lady relaxing in a boat on a summers day. 1928

Background image1928 Collection: Punch & Judy

Punch & Judy Date: circa 1928

Background image1928 Collection: BENJAMIN BUGSY SIEGEL (1906-1947). American mobster. Mug shot photograph, 1928

BENJAMIN BUGSY SIEGEL (1906-1947). American mobster. Mug shot photograph, 1928

Background image1928 Collection: ERNESTO CHE GUEVARA

ERNESTO CHE GUEVARA
ERNESTO GUEVARA - Che Guevara reading a book in Havana in 1960. *UNAVAILABLE FOR USE IN ASIA AT PRESENT*

Background image1928 Collection: Che Guevara / 1962 / Camera

Che Guevara / 1962 / Camera
ERNESTO GUEVARA Known as CHE GUEVARA Latin American guerrilla leader and revolutionary theorist. Pictured with a camera. *UNAVAILABLE FOR USE IN ASIA AT PRESENT*

Background image1928 Collection: Flying for the Summer Week-end by C. E. Turner

Flying for the Summer Week-end by C. E. Turner
Illustration from 1928 by C.E. Turner reflecting the growing rise of civilian flying in the 1920s. The caption reads, ...only last month there was a house-party at which the ten guests

Background image1928 Collection: Male / Welsh Rugby

Male / Welsh Rugby
B O Male, Full-Back for Wales and Cardiff

Background image1928 Collection: Mooney / Brighton F ball

Mooney / Brighton F ball
Paul Mooney, Centre-Half for Brighton & Hove Albion



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Step back in time to the year 1928, where elegance and luxury reigned supreme. Reids Palace Hotel in Madeira beckons with its captivating advertisement, promising a getaway like no other. As you stroll through the pages of history, an enchanting rainbow illustration by Arthur Ferrier catches your eye, reminding you of the beauty that can be found even amidst turbulent times. In the world of cinema, 1928 witnessed the birth of iconic partnerships. Laurel and Hardy grace the screen with their timeless humor, sharing a laugh with a police officer in their silent film 'Leave Them Laughing'. Meanwhile, MGM introduces us to their majestic lion logo that would become synonymous with cinematic greatness. Across continents and oceans, construction efforts unite communities as they witness the building of Newcastle-upon-Tyne's Tyne Bridge. A symbol of resilience and progress for generations to come. Amidst all this grandeur, Miss Richmond poses gracefully alongside her loyal deerhounds - a testament to both elegance and companionship. Coco Chanel's influence continues to shape fashion trends as her innovative designs captivate hearts around the globe. The Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown ignite fervor among its residents as they commemorate tradition and heritage. In bustling Bermondsey stands LCC-LFB Dockhead fire station - a guardian against flames that threaten London's streets. Taking flight into new horizons is Royal Air Force Display Poster at Hendon - an invitation for adventure soaring through endless skies. And what better way to unwind than indulging in Buchanan's Whisky? Its advert promises moments filled with warmth and sophistication. Finally, we encounter Che Guevara captured mid-smoke; his image forever etched into our collective consciousness as a symbol of revolution and defiance. As we reflect upon these glimpses from 1928, we are reminded that within every moment lies stories waiting to be discovered – tales that transport us across time.