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"From Glasgow to Truro: A Journey Through Drawn History" Step into the past as we explore the fascinating world of "drawn

Background imageDrawn Collection: Advertisement for John Harrison, Eletro Plater and Gilder and manufacturer of Silver Nickel

Advertisement for John Harrison, Eletro Plater and Gilder and manufacturer of Silver Nickel and Plated Goods
From Patterns of Silver Nickel Silver and Sheffield Electroplate (Ref. No. 739.07 SSTQ)

Background imageDrawn Collection: Horse Drawn Haymaking

Horse Drawn Haymaking
Turning the hay using a a pony- drawn reaper, near Reigate, Surrey

Background imageDrawn Collection: Benares, Vishnu Pud Temple and other temples near the burning ghat

Benares, Vishnu Pud Temple and other temples near the burning ghat, sacred bathing place for Hindus, 1887, India
arts, bathing area, bathing areas, bathing place, bathing spot, benares, black, black-and-white, black-white, body of water, book covers, building, buildings, burn, construction, contemporary

Background imageDrawn Collection: Holborn Circus and Viaduct, City of London

Holborn Circus and Viaduct, City of London Date: circa 1900

Background imageDrawn Collection: Glasgow / Sauchiehall St

Glasgow / Sauchiehall St
Sauchiehall Street - electric tram, horse-drawn wagon

Background imageDrawn Collection: Lohengrin Arrives

Lohengrin Arrives
Lohengrin arrives in a boat drawn by Elsas brother Godfrey, who has been transformed by Ortruds witchcraft into a swan

Background imageDrawn Collection: Back Quay and Lemon Quay, Truro, Cornwall. Probably early 1920s

Back Quay and Lemon Quay, Truro, Cornwall. Probably early 1920s
A view from Lemon Bridge with the River Kenwyn at high tide. Truro school stands on the hill in the background. Sailing barges, one with wooden square engine housing towards the stern

Background imageDrawn Collection: Fra Mauro map (1460). The Fra Mauro Map orientation (South at the top). is considered

Fra Mauro map (1460). The Fra Mauro Map orientation (South at the top). is considered
Fra Mauro map (1460). The Fra Mauro Map orientation (South at the top).is considered the greatest memorial of medieval cartography. by the Venetian monk Fra Mauro

Background imageDrawn Collection: Cats in a dog cart - Louis Wain

Cats in a dog cart - Louis Wain
Expect Us. A group of cats go for a spin in a cart pulled by two slightly disgruntled dogs! A fun postcard design by Louis Wain, the master of the anthromophisation of cats. Date: 1905

Background imageDrawn Collection: The Tabula Rogeriana, drawn by al-Idrisi for Roger II of Sicily in 1154, an important

The Tabula Rogeriana, drawn by al-Idrisi for Roger II of Sicily in 1154, an important ancient world map

Background imageDrawn Collection: Avebury / Stukeley Map

Avebury / Stukeley Map
A beautifully drawn overhead plan of the stone circles and embankment ditches at Avebury. Stukeleys accuracy is impressive, charting every stone, pasture and building

Background imageDrawn Collection: 200-inch observatory at Palomar

200-inch observatory at Palomar, drawn by Russell Porter, 1938. ?The glass giant of Palomar? by David O Woodbury. 1940. pp.304-5 Date: 1938

Background imageDrawn Collection: Edmundo Ros Club

Edmundo Ros Club in Regent Street, London drawn by Arthur Ferrier. Couples sit at lamplit tables while people dance, the band plays and the singer croons

Background imageDrawn Collection: Ramsgate Harbour

Ramsgate Harbour
The harbour and West Cliff, featuring several trams as well as horse-drawn vehicles of various kinds

Background imageDrawn Collection: Constitution of Usa / 1787

Constitution of Usa / 1787
CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES Drawn up by 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia

Background imageDrawn Collection: High Street, Ayr

High Street, Ayr
The High Street, Ayr, with a tram, a horse-drawn wagon, a horse-drawn cart and a hand delivery cart

Background imageDrawn Collection: Chris Reynolds Victorian fire engine cartoon

Chris Reynolds Victorian fire engine cartoon
Chris Reynolds was a fireman at Paddington fire station and a talented cartoon artist. He produced a series of LFB/MFB cartoons of which this is one

Background imageDrawn Collection: Dorset Hay Wain

Dorset Hay Wain
A farmer leading a horse-drawn hay cart (or hay wain) in a country lane in Dorset, England. Date: early 1940s

Background imageDrawn Collection: At an Advanced Dressing Station on the Western Front, Matania

At an Advanced Dressing Station on the Western Front, Matania
A horse-drawn Red Cross ambulance wagon arriving at an advanced dressing station behind the front lines on the Western Front

Background imageDrawn Collection: Croydon Fire Brigade, South Norwood station

Croydon Fire Brigade, South Norwood station
The firefighters of the Croydon Fire Brigade serving at South Norwood station, South Norwood High Street, together with their horse drawn manual fire engine

Background imageDrawn Collection: Farmers Ploughing a field on Lealholm Hall Farm, Whitby. c. 1889 (photo)

Farmers Ploughing a field on Lealholm Hall Farm, Whitby. c. 1889 (photo)
3091121 Farmers Ploughing a field on Lealholm Hall Farm, Whitby. c.1889 (photo) by Sutcliffe, Frank Meadow (1853-1941); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageDrawn Collection: Horse-drawn fish and chips wagon - Cornwall

Horse-drawn fish and chips wagon - Cornwall
A horse-drawn hot fish and chips wagon in Cornwall, close to St Austell

Background imageDrawn Collection: Silk moth and silkworm, Bombyx mori, on mulberry

Silk moth and silkworm, Bombyx mori, on mulberry leaves, Morus alba. Handcoloured copperplate engraving drawn and etched by Jacob l Admiral in Naauwkeurige Waarneemingen omtrent de veranderingen van

Background imageDrawn Collection: LCC-MFB Red Cross Street fire station and engine, London LFB150

LCC-MFB Red Cross Street fire station and engine, London LFB150
Red Cross Street fire station, City of London, built by the London County Council (LCC) and opened in 1900. It was one of four fire stations (plus a river station at Blackfriars)

Background imageDrawn Collection: LFB horse drawn steamer at modern LFB review

LFB horse drawn steamer at modern LFB review
Lambeth, headquarters of the London Fire Brigade, hosted annual displays and regular reviews of the Brigade. A popular feature was the inclusion of the working Victorian Shand Mason horse drawn steam

Background imageDrawn Collection: LCC-LFB Fire display at Brigade HQ Southwark

LCC-LFB Fire display at Brigade HQ Southwark
The London Fire Brigade encouraged, for very many years, a good public image by opening its doors to the public to special fire brigade displays

Background imageDrawn Collection: Croydon Fire Brigade at Brigade HQ, Croydon Town

Croydon Fire Brigade at Brigade HQ, Croydon Town
The horse drawn steam pump form Croydon fire station. This was one of three stations in the Croydon Fire Brigade, the other two being Thornton Heath and South Norwood

Background imageDrawn Collection: LCC-MFB firefighters at West Hampstead fire station

LCC-MFB firefighters at West Hampstead fire station
Station 20 was West Hampstead fire station, opened in 1901 at 325 West End Road. The firemen are pictured with their horse drawn steam fire engine on the forecourt of the station

Background imageDrawn Collection: LCC-LFB Bishopsgate fire station, City of London

LCC-LFB Bishopsgate fire station, City of London
Bishopsgate fire station, located at 162 Bishopsgate, City of London, 10 July 1904, showing the combination of horse drawn and mechanised fire engines

Background imageDrawn Collection: LCC-MFB, HQ station, Southwark SE1

LCC-MFB, HQ station, Southwark SE1
The new headquarters of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) opened in 1878 under its Chief Officer Captain Eyre Massey Shaw

Background imageDrawn Collection: Starlight bent by the Suns Attraction: The Einstein Theory

Starlight bent by the Suns Attraction: The Einstein Theory
This diagram drawn by W. B. Robinson illustrates Professor Einsteins Theory that light is subject to gravitation. The drawing was based on British observers photographs at the eclipse of the sun

Background imageDrawn Collection: Fleet Street, London, c. 1894

Fleet Street, London, c. 1894
Photograph showing the view east along Fleet Street, towards Ludgate and St. Pauls Cathedral, c.1894. A large number of horse-drawn carriages can be seen rushing along the street as a steam train

Background imageDrawn Collection: Horse-Drawn Canal Barge

Horse-Drawn Canal Barge
On the road: two canal barges are pulled along by horses on the river bank; the lead horse is tempted onwards with a bowl of food

Background imageDrawn Collection: Spitalfields / Church

Spitalfields / Church
Christ Church, Spitalfields

Background imageDrawn Collection: West Country Express

West Country Express
Southern Railways West Country express drawn by the locomotive Exeter

Background imageDrawn Collection: Warehouse / Liverpool Dock

Warehouse / Liverpool Dock
Stock is unloaded from horse- pulled wagons and drawn up into the warehouse by rope

Background imageDrawn Collection: Acton Volunteer Fire Brigade with appliances

Acton Volunteer Fire Brigade with appliances
District Council of Acton Volunteer Fire Brigade with appliances typical of those used at the time: a horse drawn steamer, horse drawn manual pump, horse drawn escape, hand wheeled escape

Background imageDrawn Collection: London Fire Brigade - 19th Century - Horse-drawn steam pump

London Fire Brigade - 19th Century - Horse-drawn steam pump
Off to the Fire London Fire Brigade - 19th Century - Horse-drawn steam pump

Background imageDrawn Collection: Volunteer Fire Brigade with appliances

Volunteer Fire Brigade with appliances typical of those used at the time: a horse drawn steamer, horse drawn manual pump, horse drawn escape, hand wheeled escape, and a hose cart

Background imageDrawn Collection: LCC-MFB Shadwell fire station, East London

LCC-MFB Shadwell fire station, East London
Opened in 1881, Shadwell fire station was located at 9 Glamis Road, Wapping. Seen here are the firemen posing with their two horse drawn escape carts

Background imageDrawn Collection: LCC-LFB Kennington fire station, Lambeth

LCC-LFB Kennington fire station, Lambeth
Built by the London County Council, Kennington fire station was located in Renfrew Road, Lower Kennington, South London. Seen here are its horse drawn escape ladder

Background imageDrawn Collection: Ealing Fire Brigade with horse-drawn appliance

Ealing Fire Brigade with horse-drawn appliance
Firefighters of the Ealing Fire Brigade, West London, with a horse-drawn appliance, and a policeman standing alongside

Background imageDrawn Collection: LCC-MFB horse-drawn steamer at Southwark

LCC-MFB horse-drawn steamer at Southwark
A horse-drawn steamer and crew at Southwark fire station, during the latter years of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (it was renamed the London Fire Brigade in 1904)

Background imageDrawn Collection: Headquarters of the London Fire Brigade

Headquarters of the London Fire Brigade
The headquarters of the London Fire Brigade on Southwark Bridge Road, with two horse-drawn fire engines passing in front, and passers by standing on both pavements

Background imageDrawn Collection: MAB First Ambulance Interior

MAB First Ambulance Interior
Interior of one of the first ambulances to be operated by Londons Metropolitan Asylums Board in the 1880s for transporting fever and smallpox patients to and from the Boards hospitals

Background imageDrawn Collection: Horse-Drawn Bus London

Horse-Drawn Bus London
A Horse-drawn bus operating the Waterloo Station to Somerset house route

Background imageDrawn Collection: Our Fancy Rabbits

Our Fancy Rabbits
An illustration of various breeds of rabbit drawn for The Boys Own Paper by F. A. Lydon

Background imageDrawn Collection: London Rag & Bone Men

London Rag & Bone Men
A rag and bone horse and cart and other horse drawn vehicles, about to cross Tower Bridge, London, England



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"From Glasgow to Truro: A Journey Through Drawn History" Step into the past as we explore the fascinating world of "drawn. " Starting on Sauchiehall Street in Glasgow, we uncover hidden gems like Back Quay and Lemon Quay in Truro, Cornwall. Transporting us back to the early 1920s, these locations offer a glimpse into a bygone era. But our journey doesn't stop there. We delve even further back in time with the Fra Mauro map from 1460, where South is at the top – an unconventional orientation that challenges traditional cartography norms. This map's significance cannot be understated. Next up is Palomar's iconic 200-inch observatory, a marvel of scientific achievement. Its grandeur reminds us of humanity's insatiable thirst for knowledge and exploration. And who can forget Louis Wain's whimsical depiction of cats in a dog cart? His unique artistic style captured hearts and imaginations across generations. Traveling through time once again, we encounter al-Idrisi's Tabula Rogeriana from 1154. Commissioned by Roger II of Sicily, this masterpiece revolutionized geographical understanding during its time. The Avebury/Stukeley Map takes us to ancient landscapes shrouded in mystery while Ramsgate Harbour invites us to witness bustling maritime activity throughout history. Edmundo Ros Club brings rhythm and melody into our narrative as we appreciate music's ability to transcend time and connect people across cultures. No historical journey would be complete without acknowledging pivotal moments such as the drafting of the Constitution of USA in 1787 – a document that shaped nations and inspired democratic ideals worldwide. Finally, let us stroll down High Street in Ayr, soaking up its vibrant atmosphere while reflecting on how communities have evolved over centuries. As our adventure concludes at an Advanced Dressing Station on the Western Front depicted by Matania’s poignant artwork, we are reminded of the resilience and sacrifices made throughout history.