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"Charles: A Tale of Time and Talent" In the realm of literature, Charles Dickens stands tall as one of the most celebrated English novelists

Background imageCharles Collection: CHARLES DICKENS (1812-1870). English novelist. Dickens Dream

CHARLES DICKENS (1812-1870). English novelist. Dickens Dream. Unfinished oil painting by Robert William Buss, 1870s

Background imageCharles Collection: CHAPLIN: MODERN TIMES, 1936. Charlie Chaplin and Paulette Goddard in the final scene from

CHAPLIN: MODERN TIMES, 1936. Charlie Chaplin and Paulette Goddard in the final scene from the film, Modern Times, 1936

Background imageCharles Collection: DICKENS: A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim. Illustration by Harold Cropping from a 1920

DICKENS: A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim. Illustration by Harold Cropping from a 1920 edition of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol

Background imageCharles Collection: General Charles George Gordon, Aka Chinese Gordon And Gordon Pasha, 1833-1885. British General

General Charles George Gordon, Aka Chinese Gordon And Gordon Pasha, 1833-1885. British General. Photographed At Khartoum. From The Book Chinese Gordon By Archibald Forbes, Published In London 1886

Background imageCharles Collection: Folly Ditch, Jacobs Island, (c1878). Creator: Unknown

Folly Ditch, Jacobs Island, (c1878). Creator: Unknown
Folly Ditch, Jacobs Island, (c1878). Jacobs Island, a notorious slum on the south bank of the River Thames in Bermondsey, London, was made famous in Charles Dickenss novel Oliver Twist

Background imageCharles Collection: CHARLES LUCKY LUCIANO (1897-1962). American gangster. Photographed by the New York City Police

CHARLES LUCKY LUCIANO (1897-1962). American gangster. Photographed by the New York City Police Department, 1936

Background imageCharles Collection: 1874 Charles Darwin picture by Leonard

1874 Charles Darwin picture by Leonard
Photograph of Charles Darwin taken by his son Leonard around 1874 when Darwin was in his mid sixties. It appeared in " Charles Darwin

Background imageCharles Collection: Leisure Moment, c1945. Creator: Unknown

Leisure Moment, c1945. Creator: Unknown
Leisure Moment, c1945. British politician and statesman Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) smoking one of his trademark cigars

Background imageCharles Collection: New Power Stations, advert for British Electricity, 1951. Artist: Norman Wilkinson

New Power Stations, advert for British Electricity, 1951. Artist: Norman Wilkinson
New Power Stations, advert for British Electricity, 1951. Paintings of power stations (artists in brackets): Cliff Quay, near Ipswich, Suffolk (Norman Wilkinson); Poole

Background imageCharles Collection: Charles Darwin in his evolutionary tree

Charles Darwin in his evolutionary tree. Caricature of the British naturalist Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882) sitting in his evolutionary tree

Background imageCharles Collection: Portrait of Charles Darwin, British naturalist

Portrait of Charles Darwin, British naturalist
Charles Darwin. Engraving of Charles RobertDarwin (1809-1882), British naturalist, in oldage. Darwin studied medicine and theology but hisinterest was in natural history

Background imageCharles Collection: A Plan of the town of Sheffield in the county of York drawn by W. Fairbank 1797

A Plan of the town of Sheffield in the county of York drawn by W. Fairbank 1797. Engraved by Thomas Harris
Original at Sheffield Local Studies Library:s 45 S

Background imageCharles Collection: Scene from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, 1843. Artist: John Leech

Scene from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, 1843. Artist: John Leech
Scene from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, 1843. The irascible, curmudgeonly Ebenezer Scrooge, sitting alone on Christmas Eve, is visited by the ghost of Marley, his late business partner

Background imageCharles Collection: Picture No. 11992133

Picture No. 11992133
Four Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Dogs outdoors Date:

Background imageCharles Collection: CHARLIE CHAPLIN (1889-1977). Charles Spencer Chaplin. English film actor and comedian

CHARLIE CHAPLIN (1889-1977). Charles Spencer Chaplin. English film actor and comedian. Photograph, early 20th century

Background imageCharles Collection: J. M. W. TURNER (1775-1851). Joseph Mallord William Turner. English painter. Pencil drawing

J. M. W. TURNER (1775-1851). Joseph Mallord William Turner. English painter. Pencil drawing
J.M.W. TURNER (1775-1851). Joseph Mallord William Turner. English painter. Pencil drawing, 1844, by Charles Martin

Background imageCharles Collection: ALICE IN WONDERLAND, 1865. The Cheshire Cat. Illustration by John Tenniel from the first edition

ALICE IN WONDERLAND, 1865. The Cheshire Cat. Illustration by John Tenniel from the first edition of Lewis Carrolls Alices Adventures in Wonderland, 1865

Background imageCharles Collection: DARWIN: HMS BEAGLE. Voyage of the HMS Beagle, which Charles Darwin sailed as ships naturalist

DARWIN: HMS BEAGLE. Voyage of the HMS Beagle, which Charles Darwin sailed as ships naturalist from 1831 to 1836

Background imageCharles Collection: Faerie Queene, c1900. Artist: Walter Crane

Faerie Queene, c1900. Artist: Walter Crane
Faerie Queene, c1900. The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser (1553-1599), illustrated by Walter Crane (1845-1915). From Modern Pen Drawings: European and American, Edited by Charles Holme

Background imageCharles Collection: Remagen Bridgehead: the 27th Armored Infantry Batallion of the U. S

Remagen Bridgehead: the 27th Armored Infantry Batallion of the U. S. Army 9th Division crossing the Rhine River over
WWII: RHINE RIVER, 1945. Remagen Bridgehead: the 27th Armored Infantry Batallion of the U.S. Army 9th Division crossing the Rhine River over the Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen, Germany, 7 March 1945

Background imageCharles Collection: CITIZEN KANE. 1941. Orson Welles as Charles Foster Kane in Citizen Kane, 1941

CITIZEN KANE. 1941. Orson Welles as Charles Foster Kane in Citizen Kane, 1941, which Welles also directed

Background imageCharles Collection: RUSSELL: STAGE ROBBER. A stage robber pointing a shotgun. The vignette in the right corner shows

RUSSELL: STAGE ROBBER. A stage robber pointing a shotgun. The vignette in the right corner shows the robber with a treasure box and a dead messenger as the stagecoach drives off

Background imageCharles Collection: WHITE TOWER OF LONDON from a manuscript of the poems of Charles d Orleans

WHITE TOWER OF LONDON from a manuscript of the poems of Charles d Orleans, who was captured at Agincourt in 1415 and remained a prisoner in England until 1440

Background imageCharles Collection: Union Street, Aberdeen, Scotland, c1960s. Artist: CM Dixon

Union Street, Aberdeen, Scotland, c1960s. Artist: CM Dixon
Union Street, Aberdeen, Scotland, c1960s. Union Street is a major street and shopping thoroughfare in Aberdeen, named after the Acts of Union 1800

Background imageCharles Collection: Giant Tortoise in highlands of Floreana Island, Galapagos Islands

Giant Tortoise in highlands of Floreana Island, Galapagos Islands

Background imageCharles Collection: Mr Fezziwigs Ball, illustration by John Leech for A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens( London)

Mr Fezziwigs Ball, illustration by John Leech for A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens( London)
Mr Fezziwigs Ball, illustration by John Leech for A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens( London, 1843). This novella was the earliest and most popular of Dickens Christmas stories

Background imageCharles Collection: Charles Dana Gibson (1867-1944). American illustrator. She looks for relief among some of the old

Charles Dana Gibson (1867-1944). American illustrator. She looks for relief among some of the old ones
GIBSON: READER, 1900. Charles Dana Gibson (1867-1944). American illustrator. She looks for relief among some of the old ones. Pen and ink drawing, 1900

Background imageCharles Collection: NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE (1804-1864). American writer. Oil painting by Charles Osgood, 1840

NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE (1804-1864). American writer. Oil painting by Charles Osgood, 1840

Background imageCharles Collection: CHARLES BAUDELAIRE (1821-1867). French poet. Photographed by Etienne Carjat, 1863

CHARLES BAUDELAIRE (1821-1867). French poet. Photographed by Etienne Carjat, 1863

Background imageCharles Collection: DICKENS: DAVID COPPERFIELD. A happy family scene at the Micawbers: engraving, 19th century

DICKENS: DAVID COPPERFIELD. A happy family scene at the Micawbers: engraving, 19th century, for Charles Dickens " David Copperfield."

Background imageCharles Collection: ALICEs MAD-TEA PARTY, 1865. Alice joins the March Hare, the Hatter

ALICEs MAD-TEA PARTY, 1865. Alice joins the March Hare, the Hatter, and the Dormouse for a Mad-Tea Party. Wood engraving after the design by Sir John Tenniel for the first edition of Lewis Carrolls

Background imageCharles Collection: AFRICA: MAP. Birds eye view of the Sudan and surrounding countries

AFRICA: MAP. Birds eye view of the Sudan and surrounding countries. English lithograph map, 1884, of north, central, and east Africa

Background imageCharles Collection: CHAPLIN: THE KID, 1920. Poster for Charlie Chaplin in The Kid

CHAPLIN: THE KID, 1920. Poster for Charlie Chaplin in The Kid

Background imageCharles Collection: DICKENS: A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Marleys Ghost appears to Scrooge

DICKENS: A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Marleys Ghost appears to Scrooge: illustration by Arthur Rackham for Charles Dickens A
DICKENS: A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Marleys Ghost appears to Scrooge: illustration by Arthur Rackham for Charles Dickens " A Christmas Carol."

Background imageCharles Collection: I Make Myself Known to My Aunt. Etching from David Copperfield, c1840-1880, (1923)

I Make Myself Known to My Aunt. Etching from David Copperfield, c1840-1880, (1923). Artist: Hablot Knight Browne
I Make Myself Known to My Aunt. Etching from David Copperfield, 1840-1880, (1923). David Copperfield is the eighth novel by Charles Dickens

Background imageCharles Collection: Portrait of JMW Turner, c1841 (1904). Artist: Charles Turner

Portrait of JMW Turner, c1841 (1904). Artist: Charles Turner
Portrait of JMW Turner, c1841 (1904). Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851), English landscape painter. From The The Royal Academy From Reynolds to Millais Edited by Charles Holme

Background imageCharles Collection: Pen-and-ink drawing by Charles Dana Gibson

Pen-and-ink drawing by Charles Dana Gibson
SWIMSUITS, 1900. Pen-and-ink drawing by Charles Dana Gibson

Background imageCharles Collection: CHARLES PIERRE PEGUY (1873-1914). French writer

CHARLES PIERRE PEGUY (1873-1914). French writer

Background imageCharles Collection: EDWARD TEACH (?-1718). English pirate, known as Blackbeard. Line engraving from A general

EDWARD TEACH (?-1718). English pirate, known as Blackbeard. Line engraving from A general and true history of...highwaymen by Charles Johnson, London, 1742

Background imageCharles Collection: Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin
Portrait of Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882) English naturalist and author of the Origin of Species aged about 65 years. He suggested that natural variation in a species creates a wide range of

Background imageCharles Collection: Portrait of Charles Darwin, British naturalist

Portrait of Charles Darwin, British naturalist
Charles Darwin. Engraving of Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882), British naturalist, in old age. Darwin studied medicine and theology, but his real interest was in natural history

Background imageCharles Collection: BAUDELAIRE: ILLUSTRATION. Illustration for Charles Baudelaires poem Les Fleurs du Mal, 1899

BAUDELAIRE: ILLUSTRATION. Illustration for Charles Baudelaires poem Les Fleurs du Mal, 1899

Background imageCharles Collection: NEW ORLEANS: STREET SCENE. A view of St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS: STREET SCENE. A view of St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photographed c1895

Background imageCharles Collection: King Charles II in Garter Robes (oil on canvas)

King Charles II in Garter Robes (oil on canvas)
465948 King Charles II in Garter Robes (oil on canvas) by Lely, Peter (1618-80); Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire, UK; (add.info.: Charles II (29 May 1630 - 6 February 1685) was king of England

Background imageCharles Collection: Antique painting illustration: Charles Dickens

Antique painting illustration: Charles Dickens

Background imageCharles Collection: Fencing Match Between Mademoiselle La Chevaliere D Eon De Beaumont and Monsieur De Saint George

Fencing Match Between Mademoiselle La Chevaliere D Eon De Beaumont and Monsieur De Saint George, 1787. After Charles Jean Robineau. From Connoisseur Extra No. 5 - Old Sporting Prints by Ralph Nevill

Background imageCharles Collection: Charles Wesley, 18th century English preacher and hymn writer

Charles Wesley, 18th century English preacher and hymn writer. Charles (1707-1788) was the brother of John Wesley (1703-1791) with whom he founded Methodism

Background imageCharles Collection: GREAT EXPECTATIONS. Wood engraving from a 19th-century American edition of Charles Dickens Great

GREAT EXPECTATIONS. Wood engraving from a 19th-century American edition of Charles Dickens Great Expectations



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"Charles: A Tale of Time and Talent" In the realm of literature, Charles Dickens stands tall as one of the most celebrated English novelists. His vivid imagination and social commentary continue to captivate readers even today. The unfinished oil painting "Dickens Dream" by Robert William Buss pays homage to this literary genius, immortalizing his legacy. Moving from literature to cinema, we encounter another iconic figure named Charles – Charlie Chaplin. In the final scene from his film "Modern Times, " Chaplin's comedic brilliance shines alongside Paulette Goddard. Their on-screen chemistry leaves audiences laughing and pondering the complexities of modern society. While Dickens and Chaplin left their mark in art forms that entertained millions, there are other lesser-known figures named Charles who have contributed significantly in their own domains. Folly Ditch in Jacobs Island takes us back to a mysterious time captured by an unknown creator, evoking curiosity about its history. Shifting our focus to geography, W. Fairbank's intricate plan showcases the town of Sheffield in all its glory during 1797. Engraved by Thomas Harris, this map provides a glimpse into how urban landscapes have evolved over time. The spirit of Christmas is incomplete without mentioning Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim from Dickens' timeless classic "A Christmas Carol. " Harold Copping's illustration transports us into their world filled with hope and compassion amidst adversity. Beyond literature and art lies a darker side represented by American gangster Charles Lucky Luciano. Photographed by the New York City Police Department in 1936, Luciano embodies a different kind of charisma that thrived within organized crime during that era. Stepping into history once more brings us face-to-face with General Charles George Gordon or Chinese Gordon as he was known during his service years (1833-1885). Photographed at Khartoum during his military career, Gordon Pasha exemplifies bravery while navigating the complexities of war.