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January Collection

"January: A Journey Through Time and Triumphs" As the new year dawns, we find ourselves transported to a bygone era filled with remarkable moments

Background imageJanuary Collection: Carbolic smoke ball

Carbolic smoke ball
An advertisment placed by the Carbolic Smoke Ball Company for the carbolic smoke ball, a cure for all types of ailments

Background imageJanuary Collection: Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Phidias showing the Parthenon Frieze to his Friends, Sir

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Phidias showing the Parthenon Frieze to his Friends, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema(8 January 1836 - 25 June 1912)

Background imageJanuary Collection: Gilbert & Sullivan Operas, D Oyly Carte Souvenir

Gilbert & Sullivan Operas, D Oyly Carte Souvenir
D Oyly Cartes Season of Gilbert and Sullivan Operas, Souvenir Programme, Princes Theatre, London, 29 September 1919 - 31 January 1920, showing a large cast of characters from the operettas. 1919-1920

Background imageJanuary Collection: 1960 Monaco Grand Prix: Jo Bonnier leads Jack Brabham, Tony Brooks, Stirling Moss

1960 Monaco Grand Prix: Jo Bonnier leads Jack Brabham, Tony Brooks, Stirling Moss
1960 Monaco Grand Prix. Monte Carlo. 29 May 1960. Jo Bonnier (BRM P48) leads Jack Brabham (Cooper T53-Climax), Tony Brooks (Cooper T51-Climax), Stirling Moss (Lotus 18-Climax - #28)

Background imageJanuary Collection: Buchanans Whisky Advert

Buchanans Whisky Advert
Four greyhounds race to the finish line in an advertisement for Buchanans Black & White Scotch whisky

Background imageJanuary Collection: Leon Trotsky in Mexico

Leon Trotsky in Mexico
The Bolshevik leader finds refuge in Mexico. Leon Trotsky pictured here with his wife on the left of the photograph and Senora Rivera (Frida Kahlo), wife of artist Diego Rivera

Background imageJanuary 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 imageJanuary Collection: W. Heath Robinson

W. Heath Robinson
Cartoon, Wild and Woolly. A few trot-skis in Switzerland. Variations on Skiing such as the tri-ski and twin-ski. Please note

Background imageJanuary Collection: Captain Scott and his men at the South Pole, 1912

Captain Scott and his men at the South Pole, 1912
Photograph showing Captain Scott and his sledge team at the South Pole, 18th January 1912. Left to right, standing: Lt. Oates, Captain Scott, Petty Officer Evans. Seated, left to right: Lt

Background imageJanuary Collection: Edmund Hillary & Tensing

Edmund Hillary & Tensing
Sir Edmund Hillary with Tenzing Norgay after their successful attempt to scale Mount Everest in Nepal on 29th May 1953. The legendary mountaineer died in January 2008

Background imageJanuary Collection: Zulu War Rorkes Drift

Zulu War Rorkes Drift
RORKEs DRIFT Defending the hospital against the Zulu attack

Background imageJanuary Collection: Scunthorpe Iron Works

Scunthorpe Iron Works
Iron-smelting works at Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England

Background imageJanuary Collection: Scotland, Scottish Highlands, Loch Lochy. Cloud formations refelcted upon Loch Lochy

Scotland, Scottish Highlands, Loch Lochy. Cloud formations refelcted upon Loch Lochy

Background imageJanuary Collection: The Chariot by Kay Nielsen

The Chariot by Kay Nielsen
An image of a dancer being carried to her carriage in the background by a masked man. Date: 29th January 1930

Background imageJanuary Collection: Mercury 7 Astronauts

Mercury 7 Astronauts
The Mercury Project astronauts standing beside a 106-B plane. (l to r) Ms Carpenter, L G Cooper, John H Glenn, V I Grissom, Walter M Schirra, Alan B Shepard and D K Slayton

Background imageJanuary Collection: VIETNAM WAR, 1966. Members of the 101st Airborne Division moving across a rice

VIETNAM WAR, 1966. Members of the 101st Airborne Division moving across a rice field in search of Viet Cong. Photograph, 23 January 1966

Background imageJanuary Collection: Metropolitan Police B Division on duty for football match

Metropolitan Police B Division on duty for football match
Officers of the Metropolitan Police B Division on duty for a football match between Fulham FC and West Ham United FC Reserves, competing for the Combination Cup

Background imageJanuary Collection: Scotland, Scottish Highlands, The Great Glen. The Commando Memorial near Spean Bridge in the Great

Scotland, Scottish Highlands, The Great Glen. The Commando Memorial near Spean Bridge in the Great Glen commemorates the commandos who trained in the area during the Second World War

Background imageJanuary Collection: Battle of Abu Klea, 17 January 1885

Battle of Abu Klea, 17 January 1885. Oil on canvas signed and dated lower left: W B Wollen 1896, by William Barns Wollen (1857-1936), 1896

Background imageJanuary Collection: Long-tailed tit

Long-tailed tit (Aegithalos caudatus) perching on a branch. This bird is very small, with a length of only 13-15 centimetres including its very long tail. It is found in most of Europe and Asia

Background imageJanuary Collection: Snow-covered United Kingdom, January 2010

Snow-covered United Kingdom, January 2010. Satellite image of snow and ice (white) covering the UK during the cold spell in January 2010

Background imageJanuary Collection: Zulu War Rorkes Drift

Zulu War Rorkes Drift
RORKEs DRIFT Lieutenant-Colonel Russell and his men arrive at the garrison to find that Bromhead, Chard and their men have held out against a massive Zulu attack the previous day

Background imageJanuary Collection: VAN GOGH: SUNFLOWERS, 1889. Vase With Twelve Sunflowers. Oil on canvas, Vincent van Gogh

VAN GOGH: SUNFLOWERS, 1889. Vase With Twelve Sunflowers. Oil on canvas, Vincent van Gogh, January 1889

Background imageJanuary Collection: Professor George Boole (1815-1865)

Professor George Boole (1815-1865)
Engraved portrait of George Boole (1815-1865), the English mathematician, philosopher and inventor of Boolean algebra, pictured c.1865

Background imageJanuary Collection: Winston Churchill at Sidney Street Siege, East London

Winston Churchill at Sidney Street Siege, East London
Winston Churchill, then Home Secretary, with a group of policemen during the Siege of Sidney Street in Stepney, East London, on 3 January 1911. Date: 1911

Background imageJanuary Collection: Bus embedded in house, Blackstock Road, London

Bus embedded in house, Blackstock Road, London
Bus embedded in the front of a house in Blackstock Road, London NW4, on 13 January 1974. The car in the foreground was shunted through a garden wall after being struck by the bus

Background imageJanuary Collection: RUSSIA: REVOLUTION OF 1905. Father Gapon leading unarmed factory workers against

RUSSIA: REVOLUTION OF 1905. Father Gapon leading unarmed factory workers against Cossacks at the Narva Gate, St. Petersburg, 22 January 1905. Contemporary drawing

Background imageJanuary Collection: French Republican Calendar for 1794 (Year III). Napoleon abolished this calendar

French Republican Calendar for 1794 (Year III). Napoleon abolished this calendar with effect from l January 1806. Design by Louis Philibert Bebucourt (1755-1832), French painter and printmaker

Background imageJanuary 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 imageJanuary Collection: Project Mercury 7

Project Mercury 7
The original 7 Project Mercury astronauts. Top row (l to r): Alan Shepard, V I Gus Grissom, L G Cooper. Front row (l to r) Walter M Schirra, D K Slayton John Glenn and Scott Carpenter

Background imageJanuary Collection: England V Wales Rugby

England V Wales Rugby
England defeat Wales at Blackheath by 17-0

Background imageJanuary Collection: Battle of Cowpens 1781Is

Battle of Cowpens 1781Is
At Cowpens, South Carolina, general Daniel Morgan defeats a British force under Colonel Tarleton

Background imageJanuary Collection: Zulu War Rorkes Drift

Zulu War Rorkes Drift
RORKEs DRIFT Chard and Bromhead with their men, the morning after the Zulu attack had been withstood

Background imageJanuary Collection: Les Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry - January

Les Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry - January
JANUARY The Duc de Berry at table, surrounded by courtiers Date: 1409 - 1487

Background imageJanuary Collection: Hampstead Heath 1939

Hampstead Heath 1939
Two women walking together up Sandy Lane, an avenue of huge trees leading to Spaniards Lane, Hampstead Heath, north London, England, during winter snow. Date: January 1939

Background imageJanuary Collection: Score-board at the Sydney Cricket Ground, 1901

Score-board at the Sydney Cricket Ground, 1901
Photograph of the Sydney Cricket Ground Score-board during the Sheffield Shield match between New South Wales and South Australia, 8th January 1901

Background imageJanuary Collection: The Zulu war. Scene of the Battle of Isandula (Isandhlwana)

The Zulu war. Scene of the Battle of Isandula (Isandhlwana)
After the Battle of Isadhlwana. A description by Lieutenant Crealock reads, Day waned and the night hung over the hill, when we reached the last ridge, beyond which lay what had been our camp

Background imageJanuary Collection: Io and Jupiter, Cassini image

Io and Jupiter, Cassini image. Io, the round object at left, is one of the largest of the moons of Jupiter. Clouds in Jupiters atmosphere form the backdrop to this image

Background imageJanuary Collection: Churchill / Domenica 1965

Churchill / Domenica 1965
WINSTON CHURCHILL Commemorative portrait, with scenes from his life

Background imageJanuary Collection: Wassailing Apple Trees

Wassailing Apple Trees
In Devon and Somerset, apple growers wassail orchards on 17 January, with songs and a bucket of hot cider; a tree is lightly sprinkled, then the wassailers drink the rest

Background imageJanuary Collection: Caesar Crosses Rubicon

Caesar Crosses Rubicon
Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, marking the frontier of his province, thus symbolising his intention to invade Italy

Background imageJanuary Collection: Queen Victoria opening Parliament 1886

Queen Victoria opening Parliament 1886
Queen Victoria opening Parliament, Lord Chancellor Baron Halsbury reading the Queens speech at Westminster Palace, London. Date: 21st January 1886

Background imageJanuary Collection: Gladstone / Disraeli 1874

Gladstone / Disraeli 1874
The Managers Room Mr Punch as theatre manager asks his dramatists Gladstone and Disraeli what their plans are for the season. Date: 3 January 1874

Background imageJanuary Collection: CLINTON INAUGURATION, 1993. Chief Justice William Rehnquist administering the oath

CLINTON INAUGURATION, 1993. Chief Justice William Rehnquist administering the oath of office to President Bill Clinton on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. Photograph, 20 January 1993

Background imageJanuary Collection: BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS. Defeat of the British Army by American troops under Major

BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS. Defeat of the British Army by American troops under Major General Andrew Jackson in the Battle of New Orleans, 8 January 1815, during the War of 1812

Background imageJanuary Collection: The Death of Ellen Bright at Wombwells Menagerie, 1850

The Death of Ellen Bright at Wombwells Menagerie, 1850
Engraving showing Ellen Bright (1832-1850), a Lion Queen animal trainer, being attacked by a tiger during the course of a performance at Wombwells Menagerie, Chatham, January 1850

Background imageJanuary Collection: Arsenal vs. Mansfield Town, F. A. Cup Fourth Round, 1929

Arsenal vs. Mansfield Town, F. A. Cup Fourth Round, 1929
Photograph showing the Mansfield Town goalkeeper jumping highest to punch clear the ball and deny an Arsenal attack during the F.A. Cup fourth round tie at Highbury, 26th January 1929

Background imageJanuary Collection: Edward VII Hunting Birds

Edward VII Hunting Birds
Edward as Prince of Wales shooting at Birchills Wood during his visit to Chatsworth



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"January: A Journey Through Time and Triumphs" As the new year dawns, we find ourselves transported to a bygone era filled with remarkable moments. The mention of the Carbolic Smoke Ball takes us back to an age when remedies were unconventional yet intriguing. In the world of arts, Gilbert & Sullivan Operas captivated audiences with their enchanting melodies and witty librettos. The D'Oyly Carte Souvenir reminds us of those magical nights spent immersed in these timeless performances. The roar of engines fills the air as we witness the thrilling 1960 Monaco Grand Prix. Jo Bonnier leads a pack of legendary racers like Jack Brabham, Tony Brooks, Stirling Moss, Chris Bristow, etching their names into racing history at the start line. Moving on from speed to strength, we delve into monumental engineering feats such as The Building of Tyne Bridge in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. This architectural marvel stands tall as a testament to human ingenuity and perseverance. Wandering through artistic realms brings us face-to-face with W. Heath Robinson's whimsical creations that tickle our imagination and bring smiles to our faces. We then embark on daring adventures alongside Edmund Hillary & Tenzing Norgay who conquered Mount Everest – a triumph that echoes through time inspiring generations to push beyond limits and conquer their own mountains. Our journey takes an unexpected turn as we encounter Leon Trotsky seeking refuge in Mexico during tumultuous times - reminding us of both political upheavals and resilience against adversity. From politics to industry, Scunthorpe Iron Works symbolizes the might and innovation behind industrial powerhouses that shaped nations' economies while Buchanan's Whisky Advert transports us back to an era where craftsmanship met indulgence in every sip. The echoes of battle resonate as we revisit Zulu War's Rorke's Drift - a tale etched in bravery where outnumbered soldiers stood their ground against all odds, showcasing the indomitable spirit of human courage.