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"Breaking Boundaries: From Dry Stone Walling to World Records" The art of dry stone walling stands strong, breaking through the test of time

Background imageBreaking Collection: Dry Stone Walling

Dry Stone Walling
Two working class men in flat caps build a dry stone wall together at Galashiel, Selkirkshire, Scotland

Background imageBreaking Collection: Harold Abrahams wins 100m - 1924 Olympics

Harold Abrahams wins 100m - 1924 Olympics
Harold Maurice Abrahams, CBE, (18991978) - a British athlete of Jewish origin. He was champion in the 100 metres sprint at the 1924 Olympics in Paris (July 7th)

Background imageBreaking Collection: Roger Bannister breaking the tape to become the first man to run a mile in four minutes

Roger Bannister breaking the tape to become the first man to run a mile in four minutes (b / w photo)
5999311 Roger Bannister breaking the tape to become the first man to run a mile in four minutes (b/w photo) by English Photographer

Background imageBreaking Collection: Trebarwith Strand Beach

Trebarwith Strand Beach
Waves crashing on rocks in Trebarwith Strand beach at sunset in Cornwall

Background imageBreaking Collection: Stomy weather at Roker Lighthouse

Stomy weather at Roker Lighthouse
Stormy weather and rough seas at Roker Lighthouse

Background imageBreaking Collection: Circus scene. Illustration by G鲡rd Laplau (1938-2009)

Circus scene. Illustration by G鲡rd Laplau (1938-2009)
Circus scene. Illustration by G鲡 rd Laplau (1938-2009). Naive art. Painting

Background imageBreaking Collection: Thrust SSC British

Thrust SSC British

Background imageBreaking Collection: Cowboy Versus Horse

Cowboy Versus Horse
A typical cowboy, gallopping madly across the desert on his horse

Background imageBreaking Collection: The man who drank the bands champagne by H. M. Bateman

The man who drank the bands champagne by H. M. Bateman
Illustration by H. M. Bateman showing a man in evening dress quaffing a glass of champagne watched by an astonished orchestra

Background imageBreaking Collection: The Schneider Trophy

The Schneider Trophy, presented by French industrialist Jacques Schneider, himself a record- breaking balloonist; his aim, to encourage aviation. The cup is worth 67000 euros

Background imageBreaking Collection: Sir Malcolm Campbell in the cockpit of Bluebird, 1935

Sir Malcolm Campbell in the cockpit of Bluebird, 1935
Photographic portrait of Sir Malcolm Campbell (1885-1948), the English car and speedboat racer, pictured in the cockpit of Bluebird after one of his record breaking runs on the Utah Salt Flats in

Background imageBreaking Collection: A Madame Yevonde portrait of Lady Elizabeth Paget

A Madame Yevonde portrait of Lady Elizabeth Paget
Lady Elizabeth Paget, daughter of the Marquess of Anglesey, was one of the train-bearers to Queen Elizabeth at the coronation of George VI

Background imageBreaking Collection: Gandhi breaking the Salt Laws - the civil disobedience in In

Gandhi breaking the Salt Laws - the civil disobedience in In
In 1930 Ghandi led the Salt March to Dandi, which was an act of non-violent protest against the British salt tax in colonial India

Background imageBreaking Collection: A Madame Yevonde portrait of Baba Beaton

A Madame Yevonde portrait of Baba Beaton
Miss Baba Beaton is the younger of the two beautiful and attractive Beaton girls. They are among the most popular of the blonde ex-debs, and no party is complete without them

Background imageBreaking Collection: Absence Makes Heart

Absence Makes Heart
A photograph with the model posed as a homage to Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder by Marcus Stone

Background imageBreaking Collection: USA; Kauai Hawaii; The Na Pali coast of Kauai

USA; Kauai Hawaii; The Na Pali coast of Kauai
USA, Hawaii, Kauai. The Na Pali coast. (Large format sizes available) Credit as: Christopher Talbot Frank / Jaynes Gallery / DanitaDelimont

Background imageBreaking Collection: The state tinkers, Gillray, James, 1756-1815, engraver, Published Feb y 10th

The state tinkers, Gillray, James, 1756-1815, engraver, Published Feb y 10th 1780 by W. Humphrey, 1780. 1 print : engraving, color. Three men breaking a large bowl which is cracked and patched

Background imageBreaking Collection: Breaking Up a Rush - Polo by Gilbert Holiday

Breaking Up a Rush - Polo by Gilbert Holiday
The glamour and thrill of the galloping game depicted by equestrian artist Gilbert Holiday, showing an incident during an Inter-Regimental Polo match where the ball

Background imageBreaking Collection: Osteoporotic bone, SEM

Osteoporotic bone, SEM
Osteoporotic bone. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of fractured bone tissue from a patient suffering from osteoporosis (brittle bone disease)

Background imageBreaking Collection: The 1934 Test Match at Lords: Verity wins the game

The 1934 Test Match at Lords: Verity wins the game
Verity winning the match for England, sending down a ball to Woodfall, the Australian captain. On the third day of the second test match

Background imageBreaking Collection: Largest horse in the world

Largest horse in the world
This horse, a Belgian stallion called Brooklyn Supreme was at one time the worlds largest horse, 19.2 hands high and 3, 200 pounds in weight. Date: 1930s

Background imageBreaking Collection: Patriotic Poster - 30th Anniversary of Dien Bien Phu

Patriotic Poster - 30th Anniversary of Dien Bien Phu
Vietnamese Patriotic Poster - 30 Years Commemoration of the Victory against the French at the Battle of Dien Bien Phu in May, 1954. Breaking the shackles of Colonial oppression. Date: 1984

Background imageBreaking Collection: Doreen Davey with record-breaking Wye salmon 1923

Doreen Davey with record-breaking Wye salmon 1923
A woman breaks the record for Wye salmon: a 59 & a half pounder. Doreen Davey with her giant salmon landed after a two-hour struggle. Her father, Major G.W

Background imageBreaking Collection: Under the Wave off Kanagawa (Kanagawa oki nami ura), also known as The Great Wave

Under the Wave off Kanagawa (Kanagawa oki nami ura), also known as The Great Wave, from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjurokkei), ca. 1830-32

Background imageBreaking Collection: Kate Meyrick released from prison

Kate Meyrick released from prison
Kate Ma Meyrick (1875 -1933), an Irish business woman and Queen of the London nightclub scene. She ran " 43", a late-night jazz club at 43 Gerrard Street in Soho

Background imageBreaking Collection: Nichiren Calming the Storm, 19th century. Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Nichiren Calming the Storm, 19th century. Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Nichiren Calming the Storm, 19th century

Background imageBreaking Collection: advancing, ambition, ar, augmented reality, breaking, breakout, breakthrough, brunette

advancing, ambition, ar, augmented reality, breaking, breakout, breakthrough, brunette
Woman breaking through glass ceiling

Background imageBreaking Collection: Planet Earth on human hands, breaking down and crumbling

Planet Earth on human hands, breaking down and crumbling with fragments falling apart. Airbrush illustration

Background imageBreaking Collection: Macchi Varese

Macchi Varese
circa 1928: A record breaking plane, the Italian Macchi Varese Type 52 seaplane which won the 1926 Schneider Cup. It has a 12 cylinder A93 engine capable of 512 kilometres per hour

Background imageBreaking Collection: Collapse of the Campanile in St Marks Square, Venice, Italy

Collapse of the Campanile in St Marks Square, Venice, Italy
A photo-montage re-creation of the dramatic collapse of the Campanile in St Marks Square, Venice, Italy on 14th July 1902 Date: 1902

Background imageBreaking Collection: The benefits of taking the water at Bad Wildungen, Germany

The benefits of taking the water at Bad Wildungen, Germany
Comic illustration of the wonderful benefits to a ladys urinary tract (!) having taken the water at Bad Wildungen - a German therapeutic spa Town with springs that bring forth water containing iron

Background imageBreaking Collection: Broken Tulip - example of Tulip breaking virus

Broken Tulip - example of Tulip breaking virus. Illustration from Dr John Hill, Verhandeling over de verdubbeling van bloemen... Uit het engelsch vertaald

Background imageBreaking Collection: English Electric Canberra B2 WH699 Aries IV

English Electric Canberra B2 WH699 Aries IV
English Electric Canberra B2, WH699, Aries IV, arrives at Wingfield Aerodrome, Cape Town, after breaking the record from London. 17 December 1953. Date: 1953

Background imageBreaking Collection: Avro Lancaster I Aries

Avro Lancaster I Aries, PD328, of the Empire Air Navigation School, Shawbury, warming up prior to its England to Cape Town record-breaking flight of 32hrs 21min

Background imageBreaking Collection: Largest ear of corn grown in Canada

Largest ear of corn grown in Canada
Humorous card depicting the Largest ear of corn grown in Canada !! 1910

Background imageBreaking Collection: Surrey Yeomanry on Struma Valley Front, Salonika, WW1

Surrey Yeomanry on Struma Valley Front, Salonika, WW1
The Surrey Yeomanry on the Struma Valley Front, Salonika 1917-1918. Breaking cover - A Squadron raid on Jenimah. By Frank Algernon Stewart (1877-1945). 1917-1918

Background imageBreaking Collection: Horse That Took The Wrong Turning- At Epsom, by H. M. B

Horse That Took The Wrong Turning- At Epsom, by H. M. B
Maverick horse galloping the opposite direction to the rest of the race. Bateman (1887-1970) was a popular artist and regularly contributed to the Sketch, the Tatler and the Bystander

Background imageBreaking Collection: Cupecoy Beach, Saint Martin, French Antilles

Cupecoy Beach, Saint Martin, French Antilles
A long exposure of Cupecoy Beach coastal surf taken after sunset at twilight. Saint-Martin is one of five island dependencies of Guadeloupe. Situated in the French Antilles (French West Indies)

Background imageBreaking Collection: Thrust 2 British

Thrust 2 British

Background imageBreaking Collection: HMS Bonaventure - an Astraea-Class second-class cruiser

HMS Bonaventure - an Astraea-Class second-class cruiser
Royal Navy - HMS Bonaventure, an Astraea-Class second-class cruiser of the Royal Navy, ordered as part of the eight-ship Astraea class under the Naval Defence Act of 1889

Background imageBreaking Collection: All went well till the wheels came off

All went well till the wheels came off. Cartoon strip from the Bonzo Annual, 1935 Date: 1935

Background imageBreaking Collection: USA; Kauai Hawaii; A blow hole spouts seawater on Kauai

USA; Kauai Hawaii; A blow hole spouts seawater on Kauai
USA, Hawaii, Kauai. A blowhole spouts seawater (Large format sizes available). Credit as: Christopher Talbot Frank / Jaynes Gallery / DanitaDelimont

Background imageBreaking Collection: Hand holding tile in tile cutter

Hand holding tile in tile cutter

Background imageBreaking Collection: Picture No. 10899855

Picture No. 10899855
Corbiere Lighthouse - showing tide over causeway Date:

Background imageBreaking Collection: Picture No. 10899854

Picture No. 10899854
Corbiere Lighthouse - showing tide over causeway Date:

Background imageBreaking Collection: La vague (The Wave ), 1879. Oil on canvas. Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)

La vague (The Wave ), 1879. Oil on canvas. Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) French painter. Wave breaking on the shore. Seascape

Background imageBreaking Collection: Yorkshire Coastal Scene

Yorkshire Coastal Scene
The Yorkshire coast at Filey Brigg - a rough sea breaking on the rocks. Date: circa 1909

Background imageBreaking Collection: Graf Zeppelin - LZ 127 - at anchor

Graf Zeppelin - LZ 127 - at anchor. The inset portrait shows Dr. Hugo Eckener (1868-1954), the manager of the Luftschiffbau Zeppelin during the inter-war years



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"Breaking Boundaries: From Dry Stone Walling to World Records" The art of dry stone walling stands strong, breaking through the test of time. Harold Abrahams sprints into history, breaking records at the 1924 Olympics. Trebarwith Strand Beach reveals its wild beauty as crashing waves break upon the shore. Thrust SSC British breaks the sound barrier, pushing limits in land speed records. Stomy weather at Roker Lighthouse showcases nature's power as waves break against its sturdy walls. Step right up. A circus scene comes alive, where performers defy gravity and expectations are broken. Sir Malcolm Campbell fearlessly sits in Bluebird's cockpit, ready to break speed barriers once again in 1935. Madame Yevonde captures Lady Elizabeth Paget's elegance, a portrait that breaks conventions with artistic flair. H. M Bateman humorously depicts a man who dares to break tradition by drinking the band's champagne. The Schneider Trophy pushes aviation technology forward as daring pilots compete to break new airspeed records. Gandhi leads India towards freedom by breaking unjust laws - his peaceful civil disobedience inspires generations. Baba Beaton shines under Madame Yevonde's lens, her portrait breaking boundaries with avant-garde style. In a world full of limitations and restrictions, these moments remind us that sometimes it takes courage and determination to shatter barriers and make history.