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"JUN16: A Glimpse into the Fascinating World of Daphne du Maurier and Beyond" Step back in time to 1945

Background imageJun16 Collection: Suspension Pier, Seaview, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England

Suspension Pier, Seaview, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England
The elegant Suspension Pier, Seaview, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England. The suspension pier was designed by Frank Caws, a Seaview-born engineer/architect then working in Sunderland

Background imageJun16 Collection: Daphne du Maurier at their Cornish home, Menabilly, 1945

Daphne du Maurier at their Cornish home, Menabilly, 1945
Author and playwright Daphne du Maurier(1907-1989) relaxing in her study at her Cornish home Menabilly in 1945. Date: 1945

Background imageJun16 Collection: Damascus, Syria - Midan Bazar

Damascus, Syria - Midan Bazar. Date: circa 1909

Background imageJun16 Collection: Odessa, Ukraine - Docks, Theatre and Longeron Sea Beach

Odessa, Ukraine - Docks, Theatre and Longeron Sea Beach
A very early illustrated souvenir postcard depicting places in Odessa, Ukraine - Docks, The Theatre and the Longeron Beach. Date: circa 1898

Background imageJun16 Collection: Craven A advertisement - tennis

Craven A advertisement - tennis
For your throats sake smoke Craven A. A female tennis player enjoys a smoke in between sets. Date: 1939

Background imageJun16 Collection: Beirut, Lebanon - The Grand Oriental Hotel

Beirut, Lebanon - The Grand Oriental Hotel. Date: circa 1904

Background imageJun16 Collection: General Panoramic view of rooftops of Tripoli, Lebanon

General Panoramic view of rooftops of Tripoli, Lebanon Date: circa 1908

Background imageJun16 Collection: Adobe House - Mexico - Bake Ovens and Mules

Adobe House - Mexico - Bake Ovens and Mules
A rather smart Georgian style sash window rather remarkably set into the wall of an Mexican Adobe mud brick house with a pair of bake ovens (and a pair of mules) in front. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageJun16 Collection: Royal Procession passing the London Hospital, Whitechapel

Royal Procession passing the London Hospital, Whitechapel
Crowds cheering Queen Victoria as she drives in a carriage through Whitechapel during one of her Golden Jubilee progresses

Background imageJun16 Collection: Les Vedettes (Powered Lake Craft) at Dinard, France

Les Vedettes (Powered Lake Craft) at Dinard, France on the Emerald Coast. Date: circa 1908

Background imageJun16 Collection: Sketch cover - King George VI

Sketch cover - King George VI
Front cover of The Sketch magazine from 27 September 1939 featuring a portrait of King George VI. Date: 1939

Background imageJun16 Collection: Air Raid patrol in London, WWII

Air Raid patrol in London, WWII
Portrait study of a man on guard to warn the city of air attacks, with rattle in his hand to announce the use of gas - his handbell to sound the All Clear

Background imageJun16 Collection: Countess of Cromer

Countess of Cromer
Lady Cromer, formerly Lady Ruby Elliott, daughter of the fourth Earl of Minto. She married the Earl of Cromer (when he was Viscount Errington) in 1908 and had two daughters

Background imageJun16 Collection: The Whispering Gallery - St. Pauls Cathedral, London

The Whispering Gallery - St. Pauls Cathedral, London. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageJun16 Collection: The launch of the ironclad ship HMS Alexandra

The launch of the ironclad ship HMS Alexandra by Alexandra, Princess of Wales, later Queen Alexandra (1844-1925) 7th April 1875. 7th April 1875

Background imageJun16 Collection: The torchlight launch of the iron-screw steamer Azoff in

The torchlight launch of the iron-screw steamer Azoff in the Clyde. 1855

Background imageJun16 Collection: The ironclad ship HMS Alexandra

The ironclad ship HMS Alexandra
The launch of the ironclad ship HMS Alexandra, 7th April 1875. 7th April 1875

Background imageJun16 Collection: Porte de lEst, Damascus, Syria

Porte de lEst, Damascus, Syria. Date: circa 1908

Background imageJun16 Collection: Cortlandt Street, New York - showing Singer Building - USA

Cortlandt Street, New York - showing Singer Building - USA
Elks War Memorial, Chicago, USA. The Benefit and Protective Order of Elks - National Convention held at Atlantic City, New Jersey. The BPOE is an American fraternal order founded by Joseph M

Background imageJun16 Collection: Ukrainian Types by Kostyantyn Oleksandrovych Trutovsky

Ukrainian Types by Kostyantyn Oleksandrovych Trutovsky
Ukrainian Types - reproduction after a painting by Kostyantyn Oleksandrovych Trutovsky (1826-1893) - a Ukrainian genre painter and illustrator. Date: circa 1880s

Background imageJun16 Collection: Bayt Shamiyya (Maison Chamieh), Damascus, Syria

Bayt Shamiyya (Maison Chamieh), Damascus, Syria
Courtyard and pool of the Bayt Shamiyya (Maison Chamieh), Damascus, Syria, with women in traditional costume. Located on Zankat Bab Tuma in the Christian Quarter of the old city

Background imageJun16 Collection: Uncle and Nephew - King Edward VII and Kaiser Wilhelm II

Uncle and Nephew - King Edward VII and Kaiser Wilhelm II Date: 1907

Background imageJun16 Collection: Daphne du Maurier and children at Menabilly, 1944

Daphne du Maurier and children at Menabilly, 1944
Author and playwright Daphne du Maurier(1907-1989) tutoring her daughters Tessa(right) and Flavia at their desks, whilst her son Christian plays on a rocking horse nearby. Date: 1944

Background imageJun16 Collection: Daphne du Maurier and daughters at Menabilly, 1944

Daphne du Maurier and daughters at Menabilly, 1944
Author and playwright Daphne du Maurier(1907-1989) giving her daughter Tessa practical instruction at the piano at her Cornish home Menabilly in 1944

Background imageJun16 Collection: David Jagger in his studio

David Jagger in his studio
David Jagger RA (1891-1958), prominent portrait painter pictured posing next to a large canvas called, Studio Rivals. The painting was destined to be part of a touring exhibition of the North of

Background imageJun16 Collection: Turkmenistan - Merv - The Carpet Market (Bazaar)

Turkmenistan - Merv - The Carpet Market (Bazaar)
Turkmenistan - The Carpet Market (Bazaar) - near the site of Ancient Merv, formerly Achaemenid Satrapy of Margiana, and later Alexandria

Background imageJun16 Collection: Advert for Edwards Harlene hair product 1893

Advert for Edwards Harlene hair product 1893
Harlene for the hair, World-renowned hair producer and restorer. Prevents baldness and turning grey. 1893

Background imageJun16 Collection: Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine - Street Cloth seller

Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine - Street Cloth seller. Date: 1905

Background imageJun16 Collection: Kharkiv (Kharkov, Charkov), Ukraine

Kharkiv (Kharkov, Charkov), Ukraine
A very early illustrated souvenir postcard depicting places in Kharkiv (Kharkov, Charkov), Ukraine - The Assumption (or Dormition) Cathedral, Lopansky Bridge and Railway Station. Date: circa 1898

Background imageJun16 Collection: Kiev, Ukraine - Dnieper River, Khreshchatyk Street and sled

Kiev, Ukraine - Dnieper River, Khreshchatyk Street and sled
A very early illustrated souvenir postcard depicting places in Kiev, Ukraine - Khreshchatyk - the main street of the city

Background imageJun16 Collection: Nikolaevskaya Street, Kiev, Ukraine

Nikolaevskaya Street, Kiev, Ukraine
Nikolayevskaya (Nicolviewskaia, Nikolaevskaya, Nikolaevskaia, Nikolaievskaya) Street, Kiev, Ukraine. Date: circa 1908

Background imageJun16 Collection: Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine - Turkish Tower and Synagogue

Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine - Turkish Tower and Synagogue
Turkish Tower and Synagogue at Kamianets-Podilskyi (Kamyanets-Podilsky or Kamenets-Podolsky) - a city located on the Smotrych River in western Ukraine. Date: 1906

Background imageJun16 Collection: Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine - Turkish Bridge and Castle

Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine - Turkish Bridge and Castle
Turkish Bridge and Castle at Kamianets-Podilskyi (Kamyanets-Podilsky or Kamenets-Podolsky) - a city located on the Smotrych River in western Ukraine. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageJun16 Collection: Koziatyn, Ukraine - High Street

Koziatyn, Ukraine - High Street
Koziatyn (Kozyatyn, Kazatin, Kasatine) Ukraine - High Street. The sign on the right is advertising Sewing machines and Gramophones. Date: circa 1910

Background imageJun16 Collection: House of General Suvorin at Feodosia, Crimea, Ukraine

House of General Suvorin at Feodosia, Crimea, Ukraine
The House of General Suvorin at Feodosia, Crimea, Ukraine. A country beach house, separated from the water by a fortress wall, where Chekhov stayed on a number of occasions

Background imageJun16 Collection: Odessa, Ukraine - The Primorsky Boulevard

Odessa, Ukraine - The Primorsky Boulevard - Bust of Pushkin in foreground (right). Date: circa 1910s

Background imageJun16 Collection: May Sutton Bundy, American tennis player

May Sutton Bundy, American tennis player
May Godfrey Sutton Bundy (September 25, 1886 October 4, 1975) female American tennis champion who was active during the first decades of the 20th century

Background imageJun16 Collection: Latakia, Syria - Religious Hospital

Latakia, Syria - Religious Hospital
Regional hospital run by the Sisters of Deliverance at Latakia (Lattakia, Latakiyah or al-Ladhiqiyah) - the principal port city of Syria, Date: circa 1908

Background imageJun16 Collection: Izra, Syria - view south toward airport and Rail Station

Izra, Syria - view south toward airport and Rail Station
Izra, Syria - Partial view south toward airport and Rail Station Date: circa 1908

Background imageJun16 Collection: Damascus, Syria - The Town Hall

Damascus, Syria - The Town Hall. Date: 1914

Background imageJun16 Collection: WW1 - Defences, St. Louis French Military Hospital, Damascus

WW1 - Defences, St. Louis French Military Hospital, Damascus
WW1 - Defences in front of the St. Louis French Military Hospital on the Grande Rue El-Kassah, Damascus, Syria. Date: circa 1916

Background imageJun16 Collection: Damascus, Syria - Entrance to the House of Saint Ananias

Damascus, Syria - Entrance to the House of Saint Ananias
Entrance to the House of Saint Ananias (also called Chapel of Saint Ananias) - an ancient underground structure in Damascus, Syria, alleged to be the remains of the home of Ananias of Damascus

Background imageJun16 Collection: Soufanieh Bridge and Gate of Bab-Touma at Damascus, Syria

Soufanieh Bridge and Gate of Bab-Touma at Damascus, Syria
The Soufanieh Bridge and Gate of Bab-Touma at Damascus, Syria. Bab Tuma (" Thomass Gate" ) - a borough of Old Damascus in Syria

Background imageJun16 Collection: Aleppo, Syria - Barge on the Queiq River

Aleppo, Syria - Barge on the Queiq River. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageJun16 Collection: Statue of John Colet, St. Pauls School, Barnes, London

Statue of John Colet, St. Pauls School, Barnes, London
Statue of John Colet (1466-1519), the founder of St. Pauls School (in 1509), Barnes, London. Date: circa 1908

Background imageJun16 Collection: Advert for Hindes Limited hair curler 1893

Advert for Hindes Limited hair curler 1893
Hindes Limited hair curlers, used without heat. 1893

Background imageJun16 Collection: The Four Seasons, Autumn, by John Hassall

The Four Seasons, Autumn, by John Hassall
Children having lots of fun in a haystack, while the older girls and boys are trying to collect the hay. 1902

Background imageJun16 Collection: Camel caravan passing through Kafar Tkerime nr Aleppo, Syria

Camel caravan passing through Kafar Tkerime nr Aleppo, Syria
A Camel caravan passing the interesting conical houses at the village of Kafar Tkerime near Aleppo, Syria. They were built in this style to remain cool during the hot summer months. Date: circa 1950s



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"JUN16: A Glimpse into the Fascinating World of Daphne du Maurier and Beyond" Step back in time to 1945, where acclaimed author Daphne du Maurier found solace at her Cornish home, Menabilly. With its picturesque surroundings, it's no wonder this place inspired some of her greatest literary works. From there, let your imagination take flight to the Suspension Pier in Seaview, Isle of Wight. This iconic landmark offers breathtaking views of Hampshire's coastline and serves as a reminder of the timeless beauty that nature has to offer. In another corner of England, a Craven A advertisement featuring tennis captures the essence of leisure and elegance during that era. It transports us to a time when sportsmanship was celebrated with style. Venturing further across Europe, we find ourselves aboard Les Vedettes (Powered Lake Craft) at Dinard, France. The tranquil waters provide an idyllic setting for relaxation and exploration – a true escape from everyday life. Our journey then takes us all the way to Mexico's Adobe House - Bake Ovens and Mules add an authentic touch to this rustic abode. Immerse yourself in Mexican culture as you explore their traditional methods and embrace their rich heritage. Leaving behind Latin America, we arrive at Beirut's Grand Oriental Hotel in Lebanon. This architectural gem stands tall amidst bustling city streets – a testament to resilience and grandeur even during challenging times. Further east lies Odessa in Ukraine; its docks showcase vibrant activity while nearby theaters entertain locals and visitors alike. And who can resist Longeron Sea Beach? Its golden sands beckon sun-seekers yearning for relaxation by the sea. Heading south once more brings us to Tripoli in Lebanon – its rooftops offering panoramic views that capture both history and modernity harmoniously coexisting side by side. Amidst these captivating locations emerges Countess Cromer, a figure of grace and elegance.