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1931 Collection

"1931: A Year of Triumphs, Challenges, and Unforgettable Moments" In the enchanting world of art

Background image1931 Collection: Queen of the Night by Marjorie Miller

Queen of the Night by Marjorie Miller
Moody colour illustration by Marjorie Miller showing woman clad in a diaphonous dress roaming moonlit forests with a savage-looking wolf-like dog

Background image1931 Collection: Rolls-Royce Merlin X / 10 Supercharged Piston Aero-Engine

Rolls-Royce Merlin X / 10 Supercharged Piston Aero-Engine Date: 1931

Background image1931 Collection: Talking Mongoose Gef

Talking Mongoose Gef
Artists impression of Gef the so-called talking mongoose which befriended Voirrey Irving, a 17-year old girl from the Isle of Man

Background image1931 Collection: Wilkins Nautilus 1931

Wilkins Nautilus 1931
The Nautilus of Commander Wilkins, which by sailing beneath the ice reaches the North Pole

Background image1931 Collection: Jim Pike, Australian jockey, on his horse, Phar Lap

Jim Pike, Australian jockey, on his horse, Phar Lap
James Edward (Jim) Pike (1892-1969), Australian jockey, on his horse, Phar Lap (1926-1932). circa 1931-1932

Background image1931 Collection: A rusting 1931 Ford pickup truck sitting in a field under an oak tree

A rusting 1931 Ford pickup truck sitting in a field under an oak tree

Background image1931 Collection: Irish Guards Shamrock

Irish Guards Shamrock
The duke of Connaught presents Irish Guardsmen with a sprig of shamrock each

Background image1931 Collection: Schneider Trophy Air Race

Schneider Trophy Air Race
Souvenir programme cover design, Schneider Trophy Contest. Date: 12 September 1931

Background image1931 Collection: All Aboard for Brooklands by The Tout 1931

All Aboard for Brooklands by The Tout 1931
Humorous colour illustration by The Tout showing caricatures of various personalities from the motoring world in 1931. From left: Lord Howe, Mr. Raymond Mays, Mr. Hugh P

Background image1931 Collection: Monaco Grand Prix Poster - 1931

Monaco Grand Prix Poster - 1931
Poster for the 3rd Monaco Grand Prix - held on the 19th April 1931. The race was won by Louis Chiron in a Bugatti. 1931

Background image1931 Collection: Dance-Time at the Dorchester Hotel

Dance-Time at the Dorchester Hotel
This painting by Matania shows people dancing in the ballroom of the Dorchester Hotel in Park Lane

Background image1931 Collection: Admiring an Austin 7

Admiring an Austin 7
She admires his Austin Seven

Background image1931 Collection: Programme cover, Schneider Trophy Contest

Programme cover, Schneider Trophy Contest
Souvenir programme cover, The Schneider Trophy Contest, September 12th 1931, The Royal Aero Club. Showing a seaplane in flight. 1931

Background image1931 Collection: Mick the Miller

Mick the Miller
Legendary greyhound racing champion, Mick the Miller, owned by Mrs Arundel Kempton, pictured enjoying a well-earned rest after winning the St. Leger 700 yards race at Wembley. Date: 1931

Background image1931 Collection: Poster for the Chateau de Sully sur Loire

Poster for the Chateau de Sully sur Loire
Poster advertising French railways, with trips to the Chateau de Sully sur Loire

Background image1931 Collection: Lyons Corner House, 1931

Lyons Corner House, 1931
LYONS CORNER HOUSE, OXFORD STREET Opened in 1923, the Oxford Street restaurant was one of a chain owned by J Lyons and Co Ltd

Background image1931 Collection: Ford Model A Roadster

Ford Model A Roadster

Background image1931 Collection: Talking Mongoose House

Talking Mongoose House
The home of Voirrey Irving at Cashens Gap, Isle of Man, where Gef, the " Talking Mongoose" manifested : Voirrey stands with her father at the front door

Background image1931 Collection: MOTOR BUS

MOTOR BUS
A classic double-decker of the London General Omnibus Company on the 11 route which still links Liverpool Street with Victoria via Charing Cross

Background image1931 Collection: Tatler cover - Ronald Colman and his Sealyham Terrier

Tatler cover - Ronald Colman and his Sealyham Terrier
Film star Ronald Colman (1891-1958) pictured on the front cover of The Tatler with his Sealyham Terrier in 1931. Date: 1931

Background image1931 Collection: Hanworth Park, Londons Country Flying Club

Hanworth Park, Londons Country Flying Club
Illustration showing Londons Country Flying Club, a mansion set in the middle of Hanworth Park

Background image1931 Collection: Anna Pavlova / Programme

Anna Pavlova / Programme
ANNA PAVLOVA Russian ballet dancer

Background image1931 Collection: Ginger Rogers / W Way 1931

Ginger Rogers / W Way 1931
GINGER ROGERS American film actress and dancer Date: circa 1931

Background image1931 Collection: Bullocks Wilshire, Los Angeles, CA

Bullocks Wilshire, Los Angeles, CA
Vintage linen postcard showing a night view of Bullocks Art Deco style department store on Wilshire in Los Angeles

Background image1931 Collection: The Young Communist League is the Shock Battalion of the Five-Year Plan

The Young Communist League is the Shock Battalion of the Five-Year Plan. Soviet poster, 1931, by Vladimir Lyushin
RUSSIA: FIVE YEAR PLAN. The Young Communist League is the Shock Battalion of the Five-Year Plan. Soviet poster, 1931, by Vladimir Lyushin

Background image1931 Collection: James Dean / Warner Bros

James Dean / Warner Bros
JAMES DEAN American film actor Date: 1931 - 1955

Background image1931 Collection: LCC-LFB Warehouse fire, Butlers Wharf, Bermondsey

LCC-LFB Warehouse fire, Butlers Wharf, Bermondsey
A major docklands fire at Butlers Wharf, Bermondsey, SE London. It happened during a particularly cold spell for March. The attack on the fire by a large number of firefighters

Background image1931 Collection: West Middlesex Hospital, Isleworth, Middlesex

West Middlesex Hospital, Isleworth, Middlesex
The West Middlesex Hospital, originally erected as an infirmary for the Brentford Union workhouse on Twickenham Road, Isleworth

Background image1931 Collection: AL CAPONE/1931 PHOTO

AL CAPONE/1931 PHOTO
Alphonse Scarface Capone, Chicago gangster Date: 1931

Background image1931 Collection: LCC-LFB Warehouse fire, Butlers Wharf, Bermondsey

LCC-LFB Warehouse fire, Butlers Wharf, Bermondsey
A major docklands fire at Butlers Wharf, Bermondsey, SE London. It happened during a particularly cold spell for March. The attack on the fire by a large number of firefighters

Background image1931 Collection: FILM: FRANKENSTEIN, 1931. Poster for the 1931 film, Frankenstein

FILM: FRANKENSTEIN, 1931. Poster for the 1931 film, Frankenstein, starring Boris Karloff as the monster and Colin Clive in the title role as Dr Frankenstein

Background image1931 Collection: MALAYA: PLANTATION, 1931. The Market of the Garden Tropics - Malayan Pineapples

MALAYA: PLANTATION, 1931. The Market of the Garden Tropics - Malayan Pineapples. British Empire Marketing Board Poster, 1931

Background image1931 Collection: Bentley 8 litre Britain

Bentley 8 litre Britain

Background image1931 Collection: Union Workhouse and Infirmary, Crumpsall, Manchester

Union Workhouse and Infirmary, Crumpsall, Manchester
Aerial view of the Manchester Union workhouse and infirmary at Crumpsall. At the bottom of the picture can be seen the original workhouse (later Springfield Hospital) with an entrance on the right

Background image1931 Collection: Stylish Horse Race by Victor Hicks

Stylish Horse Race by Victor Hicks
A stylised illustration showing an elegant lady leading a racehorse in the paddock. The illustration is accompanied by the following poem; Airs and graces

Background image1931 Collection: Margaret Morris, 1931

Margaret Morris, 1931
Photographic portrait of Margaret Morris (1891-1980), the English dancer and teacher, in costume for her Hungarian Rhapsody, 1931

Background image1931 Collection: Thomas Edison / Phonograph

Thomas Edison / Phonograph
THOMAS ALVA EDISON American inventor with his Edison Business Phonograph

Background image1931 Collection: Street Accordionists

Street Accordionists
Selected from the ranks of Londons street artists, these musicians perform on the kerb for a BBC broadcast

Background image1931 Collection: Atlantic Islands / Madeira

Atlantic Islands / Madeira
Madeira: looking inviting, with palm trees and flowers

Background image1931 Collection: Mahatma Gandhi spinning at his wheel

Mahatma Gandhi spinning at his wheel
Mahatma Gandhi, Indian nationalist and spiritual leader, spinning at his wheel (Charakha) in 1931, demonstrating his strong work ethic

Background image1931 Collection: East Africa - Eritrea - Massawa - The Governors Palace

East Africa - Eritrea - Massawa - The Governors Palace Date: circa 1931

Background image1931 Collection: King George VI

King George VI
Painting by Philip de Laszlo of King George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George; 18951952) - King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11th December 1936 until his

Background image1931 Collection: Imperial Airways Poster, seaplane Scipio

Imperial Airways Poster, seaplane Scipio
Imperial Airways Poster, showing a diagrammatic drawing of the seaplane Scipio, one of the new Kent class, for use on the trans-Mediterranean service. 1931

Background image1931 Collection: Beddington & Wallington Urban District Council fire brigade

Beddington & Wallington Urban District Council fire brigade
The Beddington and Wallington Urban District Council fire brigade

Background image1931 Collection: Advert for Shelley Vogue China 1931

Advert for Shelley Vogue China 1931
Shelleys Vogue shape coffee set, usual in yellow and black overlapping block pattern. Advertisement for new catalogue with Shelley china tea, coffee, morning and dinner sets. Date: 1931

Background image1931 Collection: Eric Liddell

Eric Liddell (1902 - 1945), Scottish athlete, rugby union international and missionary, Olympic gold medal winner in the 400m at the 1924 Paris Olympic Games

Background image1931 Collection: Advert for Underwood portable typewriters 1931

Advert for Underwood portable typewriters 1931
Underwood creates the new portable typewriter. With a quiet carriage that never interrupts the train of thought, a quieter key action and shift key

Background image1931 Collection: Mikhail Gorbachev

Mikhail Gorbachev
MIKHAIL SERGEYEVICH GORBACHYOV Leader of the former Soviet Union from 1985 to 1991. Date: 1931 -



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"1931: A Year of Triumphs, Challenges, and Unforgettable Moments" In the enchanting world of art, Marjorie Miller's masterpiece "Queen of the Night" captivates hearts with its ethereal beauty. The painting transports viewers to a realm where dreams come alive. Meanwhile, on the racetrack, Australian jockey Jim Pike fearlessly rides his majestic horse Phar Lap to victory. Their partnership embodies determination and resilience in the face of adversity. Underneath an ancient oak tree stands a weathered 1931 Ford pickup truck, silently witnessing the passage of time. Its rusting exterior tells tales of bygone eras and nostalgic memories that linger in our minds. The Schneider Trophy Air Race takes flight as aviators push boundaries with cutting-edge technology. The Rolls-Royce Merlin X/10 Supercharged Piston Aero-Engine propels them through skies previously unexplored, symbolizing mankind's relentless pursuit of progress. Mick the Miller emerges as a canine legend on the greyhound racing tracks. His lightning-fast speed leaves spectators awestruck while etching his name into sporting history forevermore. A captivating poster for Chateau de Sully sur Loire invites us to step back in time and immerse ourselves in French grandeur. It beckons us to explore centuries-old architecture and unravel stories hidden within its walls. The Programme cover for Schneider Trophy Contest showcases anticipation and excitement surrounding this prestigious event. It serves as a visual reminder that unity among nations can transcend borders when pursuing shared passions. Amidst admiration for an Austin 7 automobile's sleek design and engineering marvels, we witness how innovation shapes our lives even during challenging times like those faced in 1931. Vladimir Lyushin's Soviet poster boldly proclaims that The Young Communist League is the Shock Battalion of the Five-Year Plan. It reflects an era defined by ideological fervor and collective efforts towards societal transformation.