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Crossing Collection

"Crossing: A Journey Through Time, Space, and Triumph" Embark on a captivating journey through the ages, as we explore remarkable moments that have shaped history

Background imageCrossing Collection: Monnow Bridge and Gate over the River Monnow, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom

Monnow Bridge and Gate over the River Monnow, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCrossing Collection: The Hay Wain, 1821 (oil on canvas)

The Hay Wain, 1821 (oil on canvas)
XCF257194 The Hay Wain, 1821 (oil on canvas) by Constable, John (1776-1837); 130.2x185.4 cm; National Gallery, London, UK; English, out of copyright

Background imageCrossing Collection: Victoria Falls Bridge crossing the Zambezi River

Victoria Falls Bridge crossing the Zambezi River
Steam Locomotive on the Victoria Falls Bridge crossing the Zambezi River, near Livingstone, Zambia/Zimbabwe. Date: Circa 1910

Background imageCrossing Collection: Customs / Equator

Customs / Equator
French sailors celebrate the crossing of the Equator Date: 1899

Background imageCrossing Collection: Olympic 400m race finish 1924, Eric Liddell

Olympic 400m race finish 1924, Eric Liddell
End of the 400 metres final at the 1924 Paris Olympics, showing Scot, Eric Liddell, crossing the finish line first. Liddell was made famous in the film, Chariots of Fire. Date: 1924

Background imageCrossing Collection: The Building of the Tyne Bridge - Newcastle-upon-Tyne (4 / 4)

The Building of the Tyne Bridge - Newcastle-upon-Tyne (4 / 4)
The Building of the Tyne Bridge - Newcastle-upon-Tyne - The spans reaching out from both sides of the river - 11th January 1928. Date: 1928

Background imageCrossing Collection: King William III

King William III. Crossing the River Boyne July 1st 1690. Date: July 1st 1690

Background imageCrossing Collection: Herdwick Sheep and Shepherd

Herdwick Sheep and Shepherd Date:

Background imageCrossing Collection: Hannibal crossing the Alps

Hannibal crossing the Alps
Hannibal and his army crosses the Alps - an epic overland journey from Carthage to Italy during the Second Punic War in Italy (218-203 BC). Two of Hannibals war elephants are pictured

Background imageCrossing Collection: Runners, marathon

Runners, marathon, New York, New York State, United States of America, North America

Background imageCrossing Collection: Badger & Mole / Willow

Badger & Mole / Willow
Badger & Mole on their way to rescue the Toad: " Crossing the hall, they passed down one of the principal tunnels". Date: First published: 1908

Background imageCrossing Collection: Hannibal crossing the Alps with his army and elephants

Hannibal crossing the Alps with his army and elephants
SECOND PUNIC WAR : Hannibal, the Carthaginian leader, descending into Italy after crossing the Alps with his army, including war elephants

Background imageCrossing Collection: Mountaineers crossing crevasse (Monte Rosa), Aosta Valley, Italy, Europe

Mountaineers crossing crevasse (Monte Rosa), Aosta Valley, Italy, Europe

Background imageCrossing Collection: Hannibal / Naples Bust

Hannibal / Naples Bust
HANNIBAL Carthaginian general, famous for his crossing of the Alps

Background imageCrossing Collection: Middlesbrough Town Hall

Middlesbrough Town Hall, a typical Victorian municipal building, with a lofty clock tower, was officially opened by Edward, Prince of Wales later Edward VII), in 1889

Background imageCrossing Collection: Train crossing Stockport viaduct on London & North Western Railway. Note pollution of river banks

Train crossing Stockport viaduct on London & North Western Railway. Note pollution of river banks, smoking chimneys and complete domination of scene by railway viaduct

Background imageCrossing Collection: Silver Cross advertisement

Silver Cross advertisement
Advertisement for Silver Cross prams (or baby coaches), featuring an immaculately turned out young 1950s mother wearing an off the shoulder pink dress with pearls, heels and long yellow gloves

Background imageCrossing Collection: Rainy Street, Manchester

Rainy Street, Manchester
A typical English street on a rainy shopping day: an elderly couple use the zebra crossing

Background imageCrossing Collection: Bridge of the Americas, Panama Canal, Balboa, Panama, Central America

Bridge of the Americas, Panama Canal, Balboa, Panama, Central America

Background imageCrossing Collection: Hamburg American line passenger ship poster

Hamburg American line passenger ship poster
Bright and graphic poster advertising the Southampton to New York service run by the Hamburg-American company. An enormous passenger liner is depicted with its funnels belching smoke

Background imageCrossing Collection: Crossing the Forthbridge

Crossing the Forthbridge
A London and North Eastern Railway train crosses the Forth Bridge, near Edinburgh, Scotland. Date: 1930s

Background imageCrossing Collection: Sunrise at the Clyde Arc (Squinty Bridge), Pacific Quay, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Sunrise at the Clyde Arc (Squinty Bridge), Pacific Quay, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCrossing Collection: WW2 - Flower-Class Corvette in heavy seas - Atlantic Convoy

WW2 - Flower-Class Corvette in heavy seas - Atlantic Convoy
WW2 - Weather hazards which the convoy escorts in the Atlantic Ocean have to face in Winter - a Flower-Class Corvette, of 930 tonnes, being thrown high out of the water by a heavy sea. Date: 1943

Background imageCrossing Collection: The Spiral Bridge - Hastings, Minnesota, USA

The Spiral Bridge - Hastings, Minnesota, USA - completes in 1895, the only one of its kind in the world. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageCrossing Collection: Illustration of four priests carrying the Ark of the Covenant and crossing the River Jordan

Illustration of four priests carrying the Ark of the Covenant and crossing the River Jordan

Background imageCrossing Collection: Warthog, Kruger National Park, South Africa

Warthog, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Warthog crossing the road during an early morning safari in the Kruger National Park, South Africa

Background imageCrossing Collection: Caesar leading the Roman army across the Rubicon

Caesar leading the Roman army across the Rubicon
Julius Caesar crossing the Rubicon to begin a civil war against Pompey, 49 BC. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCrossing Collection: Cambrian Coast Express

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

Background imageCrossing Collection: King penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus) crossing water to reach breeding site, South Georgia

King penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus) crossing water to reach breeding site, South Georgia. Taken on location for BBC Frozen Planet series, 2008

Background imageCrossing Collection: The Hay Wain, 1821, (1912). Artist: John Constable

The Hay Wain, 1821, (1912). Artist: John Constable
The Hay Wain, 1821, (1912). A colour print from Famous Paintings, with an introduction by Gilbert Chesterton, Cassell and Company, (London, New York, Toronto, 1912)

Background imageCrossing Collection: Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims on the road

Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims on the road
* NOTE - FULL FILE IS A LONG PANORAMA - Preview split into 3 sections for ease of viewing * Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims on the road reproduction of a painting by Stephen Reid (1873-1948) (from left)

Background imageCrossing Collection: George Washington crossing the Delaware during the American War of Independence

George Washington crossing the Delaware during the American War of Independence, 25 December 1776 (chromolitho)
6029901 George Washington crossing the Delaware during the American War of Independence, 25 December 1776 (chromolitho) by Leutze

Background imageCrossing Collection: Washington Crossing the Delaware, 1851. Creator: Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze

Washington Crossing the Delaware, 1851. Creator: Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze
Washington Crossing the Delaware, 1851

Background imageCrossing Collection: Rubans de Paris - Corner of Maddox Street / St George Street

Rubans de Paris - Corner of Maddox Street / St George Street
Rubans de Paris (Milliner and Draper) - Corner of Maddox Street (39a) / St George Street, London. Date: 1930s

Background imageCrossing Collection: Railway Station, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire

Railway Station, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire
Railway Station, Woodhall Spa, near Horncastle, Lincolnshire, England. Great Northern Railway - Showing Level Crossing & Footbridge Date: 1906

Background imageCrossing Collection: Auld Brig o Doon, Ayr, Scotland

Auld Brig o Doon, Ayr, Scotland
The Brig o Doon (Bridge of Doon) - a late medieval bridge used as the setting for the final verse of the Robert Burnss poem Tam o Shanter

Background imageCrossing Collection: Leven Thistle Golf Club and Scoonie Burn, Scotland

Leven Thistle Golf Club and Scoonie Burn, Scotland
The Scoonie Burn, crossing the Leven Thistle Golf Club (founded i 1867), Leven, the Kingdom of Fife, Scotland. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageCrossing Collection: Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, built 1795 to 1805, UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Ellesmere Canal

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, built 1795 to 1805, UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Ellesmere Canal, Llangollen, Denbighshire, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCrossing Collection: BONEO, Mart�(1829-1915). General San Martin

BONEO, Mart�(1829-1915). General San Martin
BONEO, Mart� (1829-1915). General San Martin after crossing the Andes. 1865. Scene with Generals Jose de San Mart� and Bernardo O Higgins. Oil on canvas. ARGENTINA. Buenos Aires

Background imageCrossing Collection: Metropolitan Police officer on traffic duty

Metropolitan Police officer on traffic duty
A Metropolitan Police officer, PC Edward Ridout of Chelsea Police Station, on traffic duty. He is standing by a zebra crossing to help a little boy across the road

Background imageCrossing Collection: African Elephant - crossing Letaba River, backlit by evening light

African Elephant - crossing Letaba River, backlit by evening light. Kruger National Park, South Africa
ASW-4866 African Elephant - crossing Letaba River, backlit by evening light. Kruger National Park, South Africa. Loxodonta africana Alan J. S

Background imageCrossing Collection: The Battle of the Roer Triangle; Second World War, 1945

The Battle of the Roer Triangle; Second World War, 1945
Sketch showing the Allied Second Army crossing the Vloed Beek in Holland during a night attack on the 17th January 1945. On the left of the image one can see sappers constructing an improvised

Background imageCrossing Collection: Halleys Comet as it appeared in 1910

Halleys Comet as it appeared in 1910
The course of Halleys Comet across the night sky through April and May, 1910. The next predicted perihelion of Halleys Comet is 28 July 2061 Date: 1910

Background imageCrossing Collection: The ocean liner Normandie by G. H. Davis

The ocean liner Normandie by G. H. Davis
The new giant French ocean liner which made a record Atlantic crossing in four days, three hours: the " Normandie" - a diagrammatic drawing of her interior construction by G. H

Background imageCrossing Collection: Harriet Quimby getting ready for flight 1912

Harriet Quimby getting ready for flight 1912
Harriet Quimby (1875 1912), American airwoman and a movie screenwriter. In 1911, she was awarded a U.S. pilots certificate by the Aero Club of America

Background imageCrossing Collection: Silhouettes on the U Bein Bridge at sunset, Amarapura, Myanmar

Silhouettes on the U Bein Bridge at sunset, Amarapura, Myanmar
People crossing the U Bein Bridge across the Taungthaman Lake at sunset in Amarapura, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma) believed to be the oldest and longest teakwood bridge in the world

Background imageCrossing Collection: The Transporter at Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales

The Transporter at Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales
The Newport Transporter Bridge - a transporter bridge crossing the River Usk in Newport, South Wales (Monmouthshire). A Grade I listed structure, designed by French engineer Ferdinand Arnodin

Background imageCrossing Collection: British Mark IV tank with Tadpole Tail, WW1

British Mark IV tank with Tadpole Tail, WW1
British Mark IV tank with Tadpole Tail, introduced in 1917 and used during the latter part of the First World War. The Tadpole Tail was an elongation of the rear horns to increase trench-crossing



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"Crossing: A Journey Through Time, Space, and Triumph" Embark on a captivating journey through the ages, as we explore remarkable moments that have shaped history. From the serene landscapes of John Constable's masterpiece "The Hay Wain" to the adrenaline-fueled Olympic 400m race finish in 1924 by Eric Liddell, these crossings have left an indelible mark on our collective memory. In the tranquil scene of "Herdwick Sheep and Shepherd, " witness a harmonious crossing between man and nature, where trust and symbiosis prevail. Meanwhile, marvel at the sheer engineering brilliance depicted in "The Building of the Tyne Bridge - Newcastle-upon-Tyne, " symbolizing human determination to overcome obstacles. History comes alive with King William III's daring expedition across treacherous waters in pursuit of his ambitions. Similarly, Hannibal's audacious feat the Alps echoes resilience against insurmountable odds. From one continent to another stands proudly the iconic Bridge of Americas over Panama Canal—a testament to mankind's ability to connect worlds through ingenuity. The marathon runners push their limits as they cross physical barriers while embodying perseverance and endurance. Middlesbrough Town Hall serves as a beacon for communities coming together—crossing boundaries forged by diversity—and celebrating unity amidst adversity. In Kruger National Park's untamed wilderness, observe warthogs fearlessly navigating their surroundings—an embodiment of survival instincts ingrained within them. Monnow Bridge and Gate stand steadfastly over River Monnow—a historical crossing point bridging past and present—where tales unfold with every passerby. Finally, Crossing Forthbridge exemplifies Scotland’s architectural prowess—the majestic structure spanning vast distances while connecting hearts along its path. These diverse crossings remind us that life is defined by journeys taken—overcoming challenges both physical and metaphorical—to reach new horizons.