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1963 Collection

"1963: A Year of Contrasts and Cultural Shifts" In the midst of a changing world, 1963 brought forth a myriad of events that shaped history

Background image1963 Collection: MALCOLM X (1925-1965). Originally Malcolm Little. American religious and political leader

MALCOLM X (1925-1965). Originally Malcolm Little. American religious and political leader. Photograph, c1963

Background image1963 Collection: Lambretta Li 150 Special

Lambretta Li 150 Special

Background image1963 Collection: Austin Healey 3000 Mk. 2, 1963, Red

Austin Healey 3000 Mk. 2, 1963, Red
Austin Healey 3000 Mk.2 1963 Red

Background image1963 Collection: THE SUPREMES, c1963. American vocal trio. From left to right: Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson

THE SUPREMES, c1963. American vocal trio. From left to right: Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson, and Diana Ross in performance

Background image1963 Collection: The Great Train Robbery: aftermath & reportage, 1963

The Great Train Robbery: aftermath & reportage, 1963
" The most daring and fruitful mail robbery in English History" : a page from The Illustrated London News, detailing the aftermath of the Great Train Robbery of 8th August 1963

Background image1963 Collection: Edith Piaf Photo

Edith Piaf Photo
(born Edith Giovanna Gassion) changed name to Piaf (= slang for sparrow): popular French singer

Background image1963 Collection: Sobranie cigarettes advertisement, 1963

Sobranie cigarettes advertisement, 1963
Advertisement for Sobranie Cocktail cigarettes, available in a variety of fancy rainbow colours with gold tips - like all the best parties well bred, well dressed and perfectly packed. Date: 1963

Background image1963 Collection: Caravans in Martello Camp, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

Caravans in Martello Camp, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex
The Martello Caravan Camp at Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex. This photograph was taken from the top of the Martello Tower, which gave the camp its name

Background image1963 Collection: Margot Fonteyn dancing with Rudolf Nureyev at Theatre Royal Drury Lane - November 1963

Margot Fonteyn dancing with Rudolf Nureyev at Theatre Royal Drury Lane - November 1963 22/11/1963

Background image1963 Collection: Wolseley car advertisement

Wolseley car advertisement
Advertisment for Wolseley Motors Limited featuring an illustration of a woman driving a Wolseley Hornet Mk.II with 998 cc OHV engine and extra powerful brakes

Background image1963 Collection: Humber Sceptre

Humber Sceptre
The Humber Spectre is a popular model which will pass through a number of modifications : this is the original Mark One, elegantly posed outside a gracious home

Background image1963 Collection: Anderton Boat Lift

Anderton Boat Lift
The Anderton Boat Lift, near Northwich, Cheshire, England, which transfers the canal narrow boats from the River Weaver to the Trent and Mersey Canal and vice-versa. Date: June 1963

Background image1963 Collection: The Strongest '

The Strongest "
" The Strongest.". Fortunino Matania, Ri (1881-1963). One of the most accomplished realistic illustrators and artists of his time

Background image1963 Collection: Caravans in Martello Camp, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

Caravans in Martello Camp, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex
The Martello Caravan Camp at Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex. This photograph was taken from the top of the Martello Tower, which gave the camp its name

Background image1963 Collection: John Fitzgerald Kennedy

John Fitzgerald Kennedy
35th President of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963)

Background image1963 Collection: The Unknown Warrior - scene at Westminster Abbey

The Unknown Warrior - scene at Westminster Abbey, 11th November 1920. Fortunino Matania, Ri (1881-1963). One of the most accomplished realistic illustrators and artists of his time

Background image1963 Collection: Bishop Rock Lighthouse in a gale

Bishop Rock Lighthouse in a gale
The Bishop Rock Lighthouse in a Force 8 gale. Bishop Rock is a small rock at the westernmost tip of the Isles of Scilly. It is the smallest island in the world to have a building on it

Background image1963 Collection: Cambrian Coast Express

Cambrian Coast Express
The Cambrian Coast Express steam locomotive train, at Llanbadarn crossing, near Aberystwyth, Wales

Background image1963 Collection: The Beatles rehearsing for the Royal Variety Performance

The Beatles rehearsing for the Royal Variety Performance
Photo of The Beatles jumping during rehearsal for the Royal Variety Performance Date: 1963

Background image1963 Collection: Wallsend-on-Tyne - Shipbuilding

Wallsend-on-Tyne - Shipbuilding and the BP Tanker British Hazel in dock. Date: 1963

Background image1963 Collection: Ford Consul Cortina, 1963, White

Ford Consul Cortina, 1963, White
Ford Consul Cortina 1963 White

Background image1963 Collection: MALCOLM X (1925-1965). Born Malcolm Little. American religious and political leader

MALCOLM X (1925-1965). Born Malcolm Little. American religious and political leader. Photographed while giving a speech at a rally in Harlem, New York City, c1963

Background image1963 Collection: Police dog attacking a young black man during the Youth Mass Demonstration in Birmingham, Alabama

Police dog attacking a young black man during the Youth Mass Demonstration in Birmingham, Alabama, spring 1963
CIVIL RIGHTS, 1963. Police dog attacking a young black man during the Youth Mass Demonstration in Birmingham, Alabama, spring 1963

Background image1963 Collection: London Film Festival Poster - 1963

London Film Festival Poster - 1963
Poster from the 7th London Film Festival - 1963

Background image1963 Collection: Fall / Irish Terrier / 1963

Fall / Irish Terrier / 1963
The heads of two unnamed Irish Terriers - one is raising its head and barking. Date: 1963

Background image1963 Collection: The Great Train Robbery

The Great Train Robbery, 8th August 1963. Wanted Poster for Ronald Buster Edwards. Date: 1963

Background image1963 Collection: Kapitsa and Androv, Russian physicists

Kapitsa and Androv, Russian physicists. Pyotr Leonidovich Kapitsa (left, 1894-1984) is listening to a graduate student called Androv (right), who is defending his doctoral thesis

Background image1963 Collection: Mini Austin Cooper S

Mini Austin Cooper S

Background image1963 Collection: British Narrowboat

British Narrowboat
Narrow boats lashed together, on the Trent and Mersey Canal, near Northwich, Cheshire, England

Background image1963 Collection: Daimler Dart SP250 (ex-Metropolitan Police) 1963 Black tan roof

Daimler Dart SP250 (ex-Metropolitan Police) 1963 Black tan roof

Background image1963 Collection: Youth Culture Mod and Rockers October 1963 Two Rockers sit on their motor Bike

Youth Culture Mod and Rockers October 1963 Two Rockers sit on their motor Bike wearing their leather jackets

Background image1963 Collection: English Electric Lightning T. 4 XM989 56 Squadron RAF

English Electric Lightning T. 4 XM989 56 Squadron RAF
English Electric Lightning T.4 XM989 of 56 Squadron RAF at Wattisham on 16 June 1963 with other Lightning F.1As Date: 1963

Background image1963 Collection: Punch and Judy Man (The) (1963)

Punch and Judy Man (The) (1963)
A laughing Tony Hancock and Sylvia Syms in a scene from The Punch and Judy Man directed in 1963 by Jeremy Summers

Background image1963 Collection: Westland Wessex HAS1, XP116, of 845 Royal naval Air Squa?

Westland Wessex HAS1, XP116, of 845 Royal naval Air Squa?
Westland Wessex HAS1, XP116, of 845 Royal naval Air Squadron on the Batang Rajang, September 1963

Background image1963 Collection: Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato, 1963, Green

Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato, 1963, Green
Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato 1963 Green

Background image1963 Collection: JFK Treason Poster

JFK Treason Poster
Dallas, Texas: November 21, 1963 A famous handbill circulated in Dallas the day before President Kennedy was assassinated

Background image1963 Collection: Grimstone and Frampton Station, Dorset, c. 1963

Grimstone and Frampton Station, Dorset, c. 1963
A sweeping view of the signal box, platform buildings and footbridge at Grimstone and Frampton Station. This photograph was taken from the embankment alongside the down line

Background image1963 Collection: VW Camper Van

VW Camper Van
A woman demonstrates how convenient it is to have ones breakfast in the Great Outdoors, with the marvellous VW Camper Caravan. Date: 1963

Background image1963 Collection: Mini Austin Cooper S

Mini Austin Cooper S

Background image1963 Collection: Ballet dancers Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn rehearsing Marguerite

Ballet dancers Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn rehearsing Marguerite and Armand at Covent Garden, London, 12th March 1963

Background image1963 Collection: Spike Milligan March 1963 with Harry Seacombe and Peter Sellers rehersing for

Spike Milligan March 1963 with Harry Seacombe and Peter Sellers rehersing for the Goons radio show for the BBC

Background image1963 Collection: Triumph TR4 1963 White

Triumph TR4 1963 White

Background image1963 Collection: Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, 1963, Red

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, 1963, Red
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 1963 Red

Background image1963 Collection: The Great Train Robbery

The Great Train Robbery, 8th August 1963. Wanted Poster for Bruce Reynolds. 1963

Background image1963 Collection: Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, 1963

Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, 1963
Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova preparing to become the first woman in space. Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova (born 1937) flew solo in the Vostok 6 spacecraft on 16 June 1963

Background image1963 Collection: Yuri Gagarin, Soviet cosmonaut

Yuri Gagarin, Soviet cosmonaut
Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin (1934-1968), Soviet cosmonaut and first man in space. Gagarin was born in the village of Klushino near Gzhatsk, Russia

Background image1963 Collection: Lotus Ford Cortina MkI

Lotus Ford Cortina MkI

Background image1963 Collection: Gagarin and Tereshkova, souvenir postcard

Gagarin and Tereshkova, souvenir postcard
Gagarin and Tereshkova, Soviet cosmonauts, souvenir postcard. Yuri Gagarin (1934-1968) was the first person in space. On 12 April 1961



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"1963: A Year of Contrasts and Cultural Shifts" In the midst of a changing world, 1963 brought forth a myriad of events that shaped history. The Lambretta Li 150 Special zoomed through the streets, symbolizing the spirit of freedom and rebellion. Meanwhile, in Saigon, South Vietnam, Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc made an indelible mark on humanity's conscience by committing self-immolation as a powerful protest against President Ngo Dinh Diem's anti-Buddhist measures. Caravans dotted Martello Camp in Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex, serving as humble abodes for families seeking respite from their daily lives. It was here that Malcolm X emerged as an influential religious and political leader with his unwavering dedication to civil rights. Amidst these scenes of everyday life were glimpses into popular culture. Sobranie cigarettes advertised their allure with sophistication and style while THE SUPREMES captivated audiences worldwide with their mesmerizing harmonies - Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson, and Diana Ross captivating hearts on stage. The Anderton Boat Lift stood tall as a testament to human ingenuity and engineering marvels while Bishop Rock Lighthouse braved treacherous gales to guide ships safely through stormy seas. In the automotive realm, the Austin Healey 3000 Mk. 2 painted itself red - a symbol of power and elegance that turned heads wherever it went. As London hosted its prestigious Film Festival in 1963, cinema enthusiasts eagerly awaited new stories unfolding on screen - tales that would inspire generations to come. Through triumphs and challenges alike, 1963 proved itself to be a year where strength prevailed amidst adversity; where voices rose against injustice; where artistry flourished; where innovation pushed boundaries; where cultural icons left an indelible mark upon our collective memory.