Fraud Blocker Skip to main content

Commonwealth Collection

"Commonwealth: A Tapestry of History and Unity" In the realm of the Commonwealth, a grand tapestry is woven, intertwining the threads of history, unity, and resilience

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Elizabeth II - Queen of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth

Elizabeth II - Queen of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth
Her Majesty Elizabeth II - Queen of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms (1926-2022). Date: 1955

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: King George VI - fine photographic portrait

King George VI - fine photographic portrait
A very fine photographic portrait of King George VI (1895-1952) - King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth. Date: circa 1939

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: St. Pauls Survives

St. Pauls Survives
The iconic view of St. Pauls Cathedral from the roof of the Daily Mail newspaper building, through the smoke and flames of the nights German bombing raids, 29 December 1940 St Paul in the Blitz

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Roof spotter at football match

Roof spotter at football match
A roof spotter searching for oncoming German bombers, at a West Ham vs. Chelsea match 8 December 1940

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Imperial Institute, London

Imperial Institute, London
The Imperial Institute, London. Originally, it had three copper-roofed Renaissance-style towers (two of which are shown here), but a single 85-metre tower, Queens Tower

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: An Exact Delineation of the cities of London and Westminster and the suburbs (engraving)

An Exact Delineation of the cities of London and Westminster and the suburbs (engraving)
XJF2639696 An Exact Delineation of the cities of London and Westminster and the suburbs (engraving) by Faithorne, William (1616-91) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Bomb disposal unit in action

Bomb disposal unit in action
The Royal Engineers bomb disposal unit in action in West London, 17 September 1940

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: WW2 poster, The British Commonwealth of Nations Together

WW2 poster, The British Commonwealth of Nations Together. 1941

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Coloured shoulder patches of the Australian Corps

Coloured shoulder patches of the Australian Corps
Souvenir of the Greatest War showing coloured shoulder patches of the Australian Corps. The design is laid out in the shape of the Australian Commonwealth Military Forces badge

Background imageCommonwealth 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 imageCommonwealth Collection: The Imperial Institute, London

The Imperial Institute, London. Originally, it had three copper-roofed Renaissance-style towers (two of which are shown here), but a single 85-metre tower, Queens Tower

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Utopiae Insulae Figura (Map of the New Island of Utopia

Utopiae Insulae Figura (Map of the New Island of Utopia
5615728 Utopiae Insulae Figura (Map of the New Island of Utopia) from the 1516 first edition of Utopia by Sir Thomas More (1478-1535)

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Land Girl in 1944

Land Girl in 1944
Land Girl from Girls Training Corps farming in Southern England

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Date: circa 1915

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Jamaica - Panorama of Mandeville

Jamaica - Panorama of Mandeville
Slide showing a photograph over looking the city of Mandeville. Mandeville is the capital and largest town in the parish of Manchester in the county of Middlesex, Jamaica.. Part of Box 108

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Map of British Empire showing international cable

Map of British Empire showing international cable
Map of the British Empire (coloured red), showing the All-British international cable going round the world, enabling telegraphic communication. Date: circa 1902

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Rooftops of Roseau - Dominica

Rooftops of Roseau - Dominica
The Rooftops of Roseau viewed from the Cathedral - Dominica. The demonym or adjective is " Dominican" in English

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Damage to Houses of Parliament

Damage to Houses of Parliament
Inspecting bomb damage to Cloister Court, Houses of Parliament 17 December 1940

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: No swim today

No swim today
These boys can only gaze longingly at the sea, through the barbed wire and mined beaches, 1 June 1944

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Millwall Docks, London

Millwall Docks, London
Taking aboard stores and special equipment for the commonwealth trans-antarctic expeditiion: the Canadian seal-catcher M.V

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Oliver Cromwell, c. 1653 (oil on canvas)

Oliver Cromwell, c. 1653 (oil on canvas)
621923 Oliver Cromwell, c.1653 (oil on canvas) by Lely, Peter (1618-80); Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery; (add.info.: Oliver Cromwell (25 April 1599 - 3 September 1658)

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Air correspondents of London newspapers visit Royal Air Force Commands in North Africa

Air correspondents of London newspapers visit Royal Air Force Commands in North Africa. Picture (issued 1943) shows - A group of air correspondents with R.A.F

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Queen Elizabeth II during her visit to Australia, 18th February to 27th March 1963

Queen Elizabeth II during her visit to Australia, 18th February to 27th March 1963. Here she is pictured disembarking from HM Yacht Britannia

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Caricature of a cheeky Australian solder - WW1

Caricature of a cheeky Australian solder - WW1
circa 1916

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Hermanville War Cemetery France

Hermanville War Cemetery France
Two small children walk hand in hand past the gravestones of Hermanville War Cemetery, Normandy, France. First published The Sunday Times Date: 1988

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Lome Faatau

Lome Faatau Samoa Rugby Union Commonwealth Games 2002 Manchester, England 04 August 2002 Date: 04 August 2002

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Front cover of The Illustrated London News Silver Jubilee Celebrations Number

Front cover of The Illustrated London News Silver Jubilee Celebrations Number
HJA248924 Front cover of The Illustrated London News Silver Jubilee Celebrations Number, 11th May 1935 (colour litho) by English School

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Puerto Rico, San Juan, Fort San Felipe del Morro, Watch towers and ocean

Puerto Rico, San Juan, Fort San Felipe del Morro, Watch towers and ocean

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Woodcut from 1518 third edition of Utopia by Sir Thomas More (1478-1535

Woodcut from 1518 third edition of Utopia by Sir Thomas More (1478-1535
5615729 Woodcut from 1518 third edition of Utopia by Sir Thomas More (1478-1535) published in Basel showing the author conversing with the protagonist Raphael Hythloday about the ideal society he

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Frontispiece to Hobbess Leviathan, 1651 (engraving)

Frontispiece to Hobbess Leviathan, 1651 (engraving)
966199 Frontispiece to Hobbess Leviathan, 1651 (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Frontispiece to Hobbess Leviathan, 1651)

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Stuarts, Commonwealth, and House of Orange; King James I, King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell

Stuarts, Commonwealth, and House of Orange; King James I, King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell, King Charles II
958056 Stuarts, Commonwealth, and House of Orange; King James I, King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell, King Charles II, King James II, William and Mary, Queen Anne (chromolitho) by English School

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Commonwealth CA-18 Mk. 21 Mustang VH-BOB - A68-014

Commonwealth CA-18 Mk. 21 Mustang VH-BOB - A68-014
Commonwealth CA-18 Mk.21 Mustang VH-BOB / A68-014 (msn 1429) Delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force on 20/11/47. Date: circa 1980

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Sir Henry Parkes (1815 - 1896), colonial Australian politician

Sir Henry Parkes (1815 - 1896), colonial Australian politician and longest non-consecutive Premier of the Colony of New South Wales

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Prince Charles and Princess Diana visit India in February 1992

Prince Charles and Princess Diana visit India in February 1992. They are seen here at a Polo Prize Giving event in Jaipur

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: The Princess of Wales pulls a funny face as a bouquet of flowers hits her on the head

The Princess of Wales pulls a funny face as a bouquet of flowers hits her on the head when thrown from the crowd into the car. Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia, 28th March 1983

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Queen Elizabeth II, State Visit to Bangladesh, 14th to 17th November 1983

Queen Elizabeth II, State Visit to Bangladesh, 14th to 17th November 1983. Including Save the Children centre in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Queen Elizabeth II during her visit to Canada, October 1964

Queen Elizabeth II during her visit to Canada, October 1964. The tour dates were 5-13 October 1964. The Queen and Prince Philip attend a rally of thousands of children where in the Coliseum

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Princess Diana sits alone on a seat in front of the Taj Mahal in Agra, India

Princess Diana sits alone on a seat in front of the Taj Mahal in Agra, India. 11th February 1992

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Queen Salote of Tonga endearing herself to the cheering crowds by riding through

Queen Salote of Tonga endearing herself to the cheering crowds by riding through the streets of London in an open carriage

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Greetings from Australia - Commonwealth Coat of Arms

Greetings from Australia - Commonwealth Coat of Arms
The Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia with a Kangaroo and an Emu - the six smaller shields within the large shield signify the six states of Australia. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: German plane wreckage being removed

German plane wreckage being removed
German Messerschmitt fighter wreckage being removed in front of Westminster London, September 1940

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Woman in gas mask clocks in at work

Woman in gas mask clocks in at work
Women on the telephone switchboard in Faraday Buildings, Queen Victoria Street in London, were trained to speak in gas masks 1938

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: American troops feeding pigeons in Trafalgar Square, 1942

American troops feeding pigeons in Trafalgar Square, 1942
American troops feeding pigeons in Trafalgar Square London, 4 March 1942

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Arriving French troops

Arriving French troops
A train-load of French troops passing through London, give a thumbs up from a train carriage, 2 June 1940

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: A radio operator at work

A radio operator at work
A WaF (Womens Auxiliary Air Force) radio operator, communicating with aircraft, 1 May 1943

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Wartime Utility dresses

Wartime Utility dresses
The first collection of Utility dresses for women designed by Norman Hartnell modelled in Bond Street 1942

Background imageCommonwealth Collection: Women of the Air Transport Auxiliary

Women of the Air Transport Auxiliary Service, whose job was to fly combat aircraft from the factories to RAF bases



All Professionally Made to Order for Quick Shipping

"Commonwealth: A Tapestry of History and Unity" In the realm of the Commonwealth, a grand tapestry is woven, intertwining the threads of history, unity, and resilience. At its helm stands Queen Elizabeth II, an emblematic figurehead not only for the United Kingdom but also for the diverse nations that form this remarkable alliance. As St. Paul's Cathedral rises majestically against London's skyline, it serves as a testament to endurance in times of adversity. Standing tall through wars and conflicts, it symbolizes the unwavering spirit that unites these nations under one commonwealth. A fine photographic portrait captures King George VI in all his regal glory—a reminder of past monarchs who have guided their realms with grace and dignity. Their legacy lives on within this vibrant community. The Imperial Institute in London stands as a beacon of knowledge and collaboration—an institution where minds converge to foster progress across borders. It epitomizes the shared pursuit of enlightenment among Commonwealth countries. An exact delineation engraving showcases bustling cities like London and Westminster alongside their vibrant suburbs—a representation of urban landscapes shaped by centuries-old traditions melding harmoniously with modernity. Amidst turmoil during World War II, a bomb disposal unit springs into action—brave individuals risking their lives to protect communities from harm. This selfless act embodies the collective strength found within each member nation. A powerful poster emerges from those dark days—a rallying cry urging The British Commonwealth of Nations Together; an embodiment of solidarity amidst chaos; reminding us that we are stronger united than divided. Colored shoulder patches proudly worn by Australian Corps soldiers reflect both national pride and camaraderie amongst allies—their bravery etched forever into history books as they fought side by side for freedom's cause. From football stadiums' rooftops spotters keep watchful eyes over crowds below—an image encapsulating how ordinary citizens contribute to safeguarding public safety—an essential aspect nurtured within the Commonwealth.