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1933 Collection

"1933: A Year of Art, Innovation, and Entertainment" Step into the world of 1933, where creativity thrived and new beginnings were embraced. In "The Sketch Ideal Home No

Background image1933 Collection: The DRG Class SVT 877 Hamburg Flyer

The DRG Class SVT 877 Hamburg Flyer sometimes also Flying Hamburger or in German Fliegender Hamburger was Germanys first fast diesel train

Background image1933 Collection: The Underwriter Who Missed The Total Loss, by H. M. Bateman

The Underwriter Who Missed The Total Loss, by H. M. Bateman
The inside of Lloyds and the Lutine bell, which is rung to announce a total loss, one stroke for bad news and two for good. Date: 1933

Background image1933 Collection: Harland & Wolff - promotional brochure

Harland & Wolff - promotional brochure
Harland and Wolff - extremely rare Harland & Wolff promotional brochure. This soft-bound volume includes company history and information

Background image1933 Collection: A House Full by Cecil Aldin

A House Full by Cecil Aldin
Illustration by Cecil Aldin showing six dogs jostling for space on a cosy armchair. Date: 20th December 1933

Background image1933 Collection: The Sketch Ideal Home No. VI. Sports Without Broad Acres by

The Sketch Ideal Home No. VI. Sports Without Broad Acres by
The difficult problem of how to enjoy games and field sports when you live in a block of flats has triumphantly solved. The sixth in the series of Ideal Home designs by W. Heath Robinson

Background image1933 Collection: DIEGO RIVERA: DETROIT. Automobile Industry. Large detail of Diego Riveras mural at The Detroit

DIEGO RIVERA: DETROIT. Automobile Industry. Large detail of Diego Riveras mural at The Detroit Institute of Arts, 1932-1933

Background image1933 Collection: An Ideal Home No. I by William Heath Robinson

An Ideal Home No. I by William Heath Robinson
The first in the series of the Ideal Home designs by W. Heath Robinson. The illustrations from The Sketch depict ingenious space creating ideas for the spatially challenged home

Background image1933 Collection: Training Ship Arethusa II

Training Ship Arethusa II
Training Ship Arethusa - sometimes referred to as Arethusa II since it replaced the original long-serving Arethusa in 1933. Date: circa 1930s

Background image1933 Collection: A Golden Girl by Barribal

A Golden Girl by Barribal
A colour illustration of a young girl holding a piece of golden fabric, mimicking the surrounding butterflies

Background image1933 Collection: Paul Dirac / Nobel 1933

Paul Dirac / Nobel 1933
PAUL ADRIEN MAURICE DIRAC British physicist

Background image1933 Collection: Jeeves and Wooster

Jeeves and Wooster
In Thank You Jeeves!, Jeeves gives notice when Bertie Wooster, his employer, insists on playing the banjolele

Background image1933 Collection: Sri Lanka - Ceylon. Her tea and other industries

Sri Lanka - Ceylon. Her tea and other industries
A larger version of this uncommon pictorial poster map was originally published by the Ceylon Tea Propaganda Board in 1933

Background image1933 Collection: Harold Larwood Bowling, 1933

Harold Larwood Bowling, 1933
Photograph of the English bowler, Harold Larwood, in action during the MCC tour of Australia, 1933. During that tour, D.R

Background image1933 Collection: Dancers in Lloyd Bacons Footlight Parade (1933)

Dancers in Lloyd Bacons Footlight Parade (1933)
Dancers in Footlight Parade (1933)

Background image1933 Collection: Harpo Marx in Leo McCareys Duck Soup (1933)

Harpo Marx in Leo McCareys Duck Soup (1933)
Harpo Marx in Duck Soup (1933)

Background image1933 Collection: Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station
Designed by Giles Gilbert Scott, building began in 1933. It was the first of a series of very large electric generators set up in order to nationalize the grid

Background image1933 Collection: Fay Wray in Merian C Coopers King Kong (1933)

Fay Wray in Merian C Coopers King Kong (1933)
Fay Wray in King Kong (1933)

Background image1933 Collection: Landlord and Bar Sign

Landlord and Bar Sign
Due to the number of customers trying to pay for drinks by cheque, the landlords sign in this London pub makes it clear that draughts, not overdrafts, are available behind the bar

Background image1933 Collection: DIEGO RIVERA: DETROIT. Detail from Diego Riveras mural depicting the American automobile industry

DIEGO RIVERA: DETROIT. Detail from Diego Riveras mural depicting the American automobile industry at The Detroit Institute of Arts, 1932-1933

Background image1933 Collection: Street scene in Appledore, North Devon

Street scene in Appledore, North Devon
People leaning against a wall in a narrow street in Appledore, North Devon

Background image1933 Collection: Women Boxing 1933

Women Boxing 1933
Two women box in a ring, with a referee present

Background image1933 Collection: Lady Elizabeth and Lady Rose Paget by Mme Yevonde

Lady Elizabeth and Lady Rose Paget by Mme Yevonde
Lady Elizabeth and Lady Rose Paget by Madame Yevonde. Lady Elizabeth Hester Mary Paget (1916-1980) was the second daughter of the 6th Marquess of Anglesey, making her debut in 1933

Background image1933 Collection: Detail of Diego Riveras mural at the Detroit Institute of Arts depicting the American automobile

Detail of Diego Riveras mural at the Detroit Institute of Arts depicting the American automobile industry, 1932-33
DIEGO RIVERA: DETROIT. Detail of Diego Riveras mural at the Detroit Institute of Arts depicting the American automobile industry, 1932-33

Background image1933 Collection: Liverpool FC football team 1932-1933

Liverpool FC football team 1932-1933
Liverpool FC football team, 1932-1933 season. Date: 1932-1933

Background image1933 Collection: National Air Safety Committee Poster

National Air Safety Committee Poster
Poster, National Air Safety Committee, providing instructions to new pilots -- please help to keep flying safe. 1933

Background image1933 Collection: BONNIE AND CLYDE, 1933. American criminal Bonnie Parker (1911-1934)

BONNIE AND CLYDE, 1933. American criminal Bonnie Parker (1911-1934) playing at holding up her partner, Clyde Barrow (1909-1934). Photographed in 1933

Background image1933 Collection: Cheltenham Spa St James turntable, 1933

Cheltenham Spa St James turntable, 1933
Duke Class locomotive, number 3261, sits on the turntable at Cheltenham St James station, Gloucestershire, 1933. The station was the end of the line so the turntable helped move the locomotives in

Background image1933 Collection: DIEGO RIVERA: DETROIT. The central scene in Diego Riveras mural

DIEGO RIVERA: DETROIT. The central scene in Diego Riveras mural, depicting the American automobile industry at The Detroit Institute of Arts, 1932-1933

Background image1933 Collection: A Jaipur Allegory

A Jaipur Allegory
Look Out, The Elephants Coming! An artists impression of the dominant Jaipur Polo team. Having won the Indian Polo Association Championship in December 1932

Background image1933 Collection: Nepal / Everest April 1933

Nepal / Everest April 1933
The first aerial photograph of Mt Everests summit

Background image1933 Collection: They say cleanliness is next to Godliness - but I say its next to impossible

They say cleanliness is next to Godliness - but I say its next to impossible. A young child fails to clean their grimy knees no matter how hard they scrub! Date: 1933

Background image1933 Collection: Poster design, Chicago Worlds Fair 1933

Poster design, Chicago Worlds Fair 1933, featuring a classical figure with arms raised, holding a model of the city. Date: 1933

Background image1933 Collection: Lagonda 16-80 Saloon, 1933, Green

Lagonda 16-80 Saloon, 1933, Green
Lagonda 16-80 Saloon 1933 Green

Background image1933 Collection: BABE RUTH (1895-1948). American baseball chewing gum card, 1933

BABE RUTH (1895-1948). American baseball chewing gum card, 1933

Background image1933 Collection: Golf Clubs & Golfers - Woodcote Park Golf Club, Coulsdon

Golf Clubs & Golfers - Woodcote Park Golf Club, Coulsdon
A series of caricatures of the members of Woodcote Park golf club in Coulsdon, Surrey

Background image1933 Collection: Three people who claim to have seen the Loch Ness Monster

Three people who claim to have seen the Loch Ness Monster
Mr Alexander Ross, Mr Arthur Grant and Miss Janet Fraser, all of whom claimed to have seen the Loch Ness Monster between 1933 and 1934

Background image1933 Collection: Whitbreads Pale Ale

Whitbreads Pale Ale
WHITBREADs PALE ALE Fashionable people on a luxury cruiser enjoy a glass of beer

Background image1933 Collection: Advert / Whitbread Pale A

Advert / Whitbread Pale A
WHITBREADs PALE ALE ashore or afloat, the best summer beverage

Background image1933 Collection: Claude Rains in James Whales The Invisible Man (1933)

Claude Rains in James Whales The Invisible Man (1933)
Claude Rains in The Invisible Man (1933)

Background image1933 Collection: FALL / SALUKI / 1933

FALL / SALUKI / 1933
AKIBAR OF RURITANIA Owned by Miss Doxford. Head study. Date: 1933

Background image1933 Collection: Cover of Film Pictorial - September 1933 - Mickey Mouse

Cover of Film Pictorial - September 1933 - Mickey Mouse
Cover of Film Pictorial ( All Star Souvenir Number ) of September 30th 1933 featuring Mickey Mouse. Disney Copyright - essential to credit the copyright holder on any reproduction Date: 1933

Background image1933 Collection: Royal Air Force Display Poster, Hendon

Royal Air Force Display Poster, Hendon, showing a biplane against a stylised red, white and grey background. 1933

Background image1933 Collection: KING KONG, 1933

KING KONG, 1933

Background image1933 Collection: Napier Railton Britain

Napier Railton Britain

Background image1933 Collection: Brooklands Poster

Brooklands Poster
A poster for the racing programme at Brooklands Race Tract at Weybridge, Surrey, featuring Sir Malcolm Campbell driving (at the time) the worlds fastest car, Bluebird

Background image1933 Collection: The Sketch Summer Number front cover, 1933

The Sketch Summer Number front cover, 1933
Stunning, graphic, art deco style front cover designed by Erte with stylised flowers, butterflies and a face in profile

Background image1933 Collection: Members of the Nevill Golf Club

Members of the Nevill Golf Club
A selection of celebrity golfers from the Nevill Golf Club, Tunbridge Wells. Clockwise from top left: G.H Blanksby, L.J Langford, H

Background image1933 Collection: Dixie Dean, Everton Captain, with the F. A. Cup, 1933

Dixie Dean, Everton Captain, with the F. A. Cup, 1933
Photograph of the Everton Captain and centre-forward, Dixie Dean (1907-1980), running around Wembley Stadium after the F.A. Cup Final of 1933



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"1933: A Year of Art, Innovation, and Entertainment" Step into the world of 1933, where creativity thrived and new beginnings were embraced. In "The Sketch Ideal Home No. VI, " we explore the concept of sports without vast fields, a testament to human adaptability. Meanwhile, Diego Rivera's magnificent mural at The Detroit Institute of Arts captures the essence of the booming automobile industry in America during this era. Cecil Aldin's "A House Full" takes us on a whimsical journey through a home filled with laughter and joy. William Heath Robinson presents us with his vision of an ideal home in "An Ideal Home No. I, " showcasing innovative designs that captivate our imagination. H. M Bateman's comical illustration titled "The Underwriter Who Missed The Total Loss" reminds us that even amidst challenges, humor can be found. Paul Dirac receives the Nobel Prize in 1933 for his groundbreaking contributions to physics, pushing boundaries and expanding our understanding of the universe. On board Training Ship Arethusa II, young minds are shaped as they embark on their seafaring adventures towards a brighter future. Jeeves and Wooster entertain audiences with their hilarious escapades in P. G Wodehouse's beloved novels. As we stroll through Appledore's streets in North Devon, we witness everyday life unfolding against picturesque backdrops—a reminder that beauty exists even within simplicity. Lloyd Bacon's film "Footlight Parade" transports us to dazzling dance routines performed by talented artists who bring joy to countless hearts. Battersea Power Station stands tall as an architectural marvel—an emblematic symbol representing progress and industrial prowess during this transformative period. In 1933, art flourished alongside technological advancements while entertainment provided solace from daily struggles—this was a year marked by resilience and creative brilliance that continues to inspire generations today.