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"Unlocking the Past: A Journey through Key Moments in History" The Statue of St Peter at Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano stands tall, holding the keys to heaven

Background imageKeys Collection: IBM Electronic Composer, 1970s

IBM Electronic Composer, 1970s
IBM Electronic Composer. This model of typewriter is an example of an IBM Selectric typewriter, all of which used typeballs (one see at centre left)

Background imageKeys Collection: Statue of St Peter, Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano

Statue of St Peter, Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano
Statue of St Peter in the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano (Basilica of St John Lateran) in Rome, Italy. This cathedral is the official ecclesiastical seat of the Bishop of Rome, ie the Pope

Background imageKeys Collection: CAT PIANO

CAT PIANO
Variations on a catatonic scale : the keys are linked to the cats tails, and when depressed the resulting miaows create a concatenation of feline counterpoint

Background imageKeys Collection: Yost Light Running Typewriter No. 15

Yost Light Running Typewriter No. 15
A Yost Light Running Typewriter No.15. Date: 1910

Background imageKeys Collection: Typewriter Keys / Fortune

Typewriter Keys / Fortune
Typewriter keys on the cover of a magazine

Background imageKeys Collection: The Royal Visit to Ireland, 1900 - Mayor and city keys

The Royal Visit to Ireland, 1900 - Mayor and city keys
Queen Victorias visit to Ireland: the Lord Mayor of Dublin presenting the keys. Date: April 1900

Background imageKeys Collection: Sea Scout of 1st Suva Group, Fiji, South Pacific

Sea Scout of 1st Suva Group, Fiji, South Pacific
Leslie G. Keys, Sea Scout of the 1st Suva Group, Fiji, South Pacific, with the British flag. The mat hanging behind him is to be presented to the Chief Scout

Background imageKeys Collection: Ptolemais given to Philip Augustus (1165-1223) and Richard the Lionheart (1157-99) 13th July 1191

Ptolemais given to Philip Augustus (1165-1223) and Richard the Lionheart (1157-99) 13th July 1191
XIR200567 Ptolemais given to Philip Augustus (1165-1223) and Richard the Lionheart (1157-99) 13th July 1191 (oil on canvas) by Blondel, Merry Joseph (1781-1853); 406x494 cm; ChAteau de Versailles

Background imageKeys Collection: At sign on a computer keyboard, symbolic image for the internet

At sign on a computer keyboard, symbolic image for the internet

Background imageKeys Collection: Clarinet, 19th Century

Clarinet, 19th Century
CLARINET - showing open & closed holes and keys, with cross-section of the mouthpiece Date: late 19th century

Background imageKeys Collection: Newton meters weighing objects

Newton meters weighing objects. Newton meters are being used to find the weight of a bunch of keys and a G-clamp. A newton meter uses a spring to measure force, quantifying it in Newtons (N)

Background imageKeys Collection: Vatican coat of arms, Vatican, Rome, Lazio, Italy, Europe

Vatican coat of arms, Vatican, Rome, Lazio, Italy, Europe

Background imageKeys Collection: HANSENs TYPEWRITER / 1880

HANSENs TYPEWRITER / 1880
The remarkable typewriter invented by Rasmus Hans Malling Johan Hansen (1835 - 1890) in 1865, using a completely novel writing ball system

Background imageKeys Collection: Susi - at the piano

Susi - at the piano, finding the music rather overwhelming. 1950s

Background imageKeys Collection: Franciscan monk, Israel, Middle East

Franciscan monk, Israel, Middle East

Background imageKeys Collection: Stained glass in Ainay Basilica depicting Jesus giving keys to St

Stained glass in Ainay Basilica depicting Jesus giving keys to St. Peter, Lyon, Rhone, France, Europe

Background imageKeys Collection: Motor Car for Sale - Owing to Liquidation - Drink Driving

Motor Car for Sale - Owing to Liquidation - Drink Driving
Motor Car for Sale - Owing to Liquidation - A Drink Driving Offender arrested by the village Policeman after a hearty session at The Cross Keys

Background imageKeys Collection: The forerunner of the modern type writer- a piano like machi

The forerunner of the modern type writer- a piano like machi
Photograph of a typewriter from 1851. This typewriter resembled a toy piano with black and white keys

Background imageKeys Collection: The Submission of the Sicilian Rebels to Antonio Moncada in 1411, 1663

The Submission of the Sicilian Rebels to Antonio Moncada in 1411, 1663. Creators: David Teniers II, Jan van Kessel
The Submission of the Sicilian Rebels to Antonio Moncada in 1411, 1663. Antonio de Moncada, having defeated the rebels, represented by two kneeling men in the foreground

Background imageKeys Collection: Woman using typewriter by American inventor Christopher Latham Sholes (1819-1890)

Woman using typewriter by American inventor Christopher Latham Sholes (1819-1890)
535491 Woman using typewriter by American inventor Christopher Latham Sholes (1819-1890). 1872 (wood engraving from Scientific American, New York); (add.info.: Forerunner of 20th century machine)

Background imageKeys Collection: La Chatelaine, 16th century. Dutch woman wearing a chatelaine belt clasp with purse, keys, etc

La Chatelaine, 16th century. Dutch woman wearing a chatelaine belt clasp with purse, keys, etc. hanging from it
5912938 La Chatelaine, 16th century. Dutch woman wearing a chatelaine belt clasp with purse, keys, etc. hanging from it. The chatelaine was a fashion item in Zeeland in the 16th century

Background imageKeys Collection: Numero Pondere et Mensura

Numero Pondere et Mensura
1575836 Numero Pondere et Mensura; (add.info.: Numero Pondere ET Mensura (Number, weight and measure). Heraldic design of fish and keys

Background imageKeys Collection: Barburdar or Indian steward, in turban, muslin kupra or loincloth, cotton vest

Barburdar or Indian steward, in turban, muslin kupra or loincloth, cotton vest, and kumerbund or sash, carrying keys
FLO4565533 Barburdar or Indian steward, in turban, muslin kupra or loincloth, cotton vest, and kumerbund or sash, carrying keys

Background imageKeys Collection: A bookplate aka Ex libris stamp from the library of Pope Urban VIII

A bookplate aka Ex libris stamp from the library of Pope Urban VIII, from Enciclopedia Ilustrada Segui, c.1900
3432462 A bookplate aka Ex libris stamp from the library of Pope Urban VIII, from Enciclopedia Ilustrada Segui, c.1900; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageKeys Collection: Inside view of the Poultry Count, 1811, a London prison in Cheapside operated from medieval times

Inside view of the Poultry Count, 1811, a London prison in Cheapside operated from medieval times to 1815
FLO5000591 Inside view of the Poultry Count, 1811, a London prison in Cheapside operated from medieval times to 1815. This particular building was built soon after the great Fire of London, 1666

Background imageKeys Collection: A Monk holding keys to the cellar

A Monk holding keys to the cellar
3478100 A Monk holding keys to the cellar; (add.info.: Woodcut print depicting a Monk holding keys to the cellar. He is tasting the liquor as he fills the jug from the barrel)

Background imageKeys Collection: The Hermetic Vessel, c1760. Hermetic vessel in the alchemical furnace

The Hermetic Vessel, c1760. Hermetic vessel in the alchemical furnace. The serpent within the vase symbolises
542162 The Hermetic Vessel, c1760. Hermetic vessel in the alchemical furnace. The serpent within the vase symbolises the earthy substances of which the Philosopher's Stone is made

Background imageKeys Collection: Facade of the Cathedral designed by Bernardo Rossellino (1409-64)

Facade of the Cathedral designed by Bernardo Rossellino (1409-64), the pediment bearing the papal arms of Pope Pius II
BEN85038 Facade of the Cathedral designed by Bernardo Rossellino (1409-64), the pediment bearing the papal arms of Pope Pius II, 1459-62 (Istrian stone); Palazzo Pio II (Palazzo Borgia)

Background imageKeys Collection: At the sight of the devils and the smoke, Madame MacMiche shouted with terror

At the sight of the devils and the smoke, Madame MacMiche shouted with terror
CHT173759 At the sight of the devils and the smoke, Madame MacMiche shouted with terror, illustration from Un Bon Petit Diable by Comtesse Sophie de Segur (1799-1874) c.1840 (colour litho)

Background imageKeys Collection: 'John Bunyan Reciting The Pilgrim's Progress'...in Bedford Gaol, ...by G. F. Folingsby... 1864

"John Bunyan Reciting The Pilgrim's Progress'...in Bedford Gaol, ...by G. F. Folingsby... 1864
"John Bunyan Reciting The Pilgrim's Progress to his friends in Bedford Gaol", by G. F. Folingsby, of Munich, in the exhibition of Fine Arts at Melbourne, Australia, 1864

Background imageKeys Collection: A Pictorial: the Second Syllable, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson

A Pictorial: the Second Syllable, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson
A Pictorial: the Second Syllable, 1864. Christmas entertainment. From "Illustrated London News", 1864

Background imageKeys Collection: Clara Schumann (1819-1896) German pianist and composer, at piano, c. 1885

Clara Schumann (1819-1896) German pianist and composer, at piano, c. 1885
1730656 Clara Schumann (1819-1896) German pianist and composer, at piano, c. 1885; (add.info.: Clara Schumann (1819-1896) german pianist and composer, at piano, c. 1885)

Background imageKeys Collection: The key of life III

The key of life III
Christine von Diepenbroek

Background imageKeys Collection: pasteLockers

pasteLockers
Luc Vangindertael (laGrange)

Background imageKeys Collection: choose me

choose me
Linda Wride

Background imageKeys Collection: Play the last waltz

Play the last waltz
Jacob Tuinenga

Background imageKeys Collection: 'The Last Trial of Madame Palissy' - painted by W. J. Grant - one of the prize pictures of... 1858

"The Last Trial of Madame Palissy" - painted by W. J. Grant - one of the prize pictures of... 1858
"The Last Trial of Madame Palissy" - painted by W. J. Grant - one of the prize pictures of the Glasgow Art Union, 1858

Background imageKeys Collection: Letter Rack. Trompe l'oeil. Creator: Hindric Sebastian Sommar

Letter Rack. Trompe l'oeil. Creator: Hindric Sebastian Sommar
Letter Rack. Trompe l'oeil, Unknown date

Background imageKeys Collection: Costumes de Différents Pays, Femme de la Côte d'Or, c1797. Creator

Costumes de Différents Pays, Femme de la Côte d'Or, c1797. Creator: Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur
Costumes de Differents Pays, Femme de la Cote d'Or, c1797

Background imageKeys Collection: Costumes de Différent Pays, Femme des Environs de la Tête de Buch Landes de Bordeaux, c1797

Costumes de Différent Pays, Femme des Environs de la Tête de Buch Landes de Bordeaux, c1797
Costumes de Different Pays, Femme des Environs de la Tete de Buch Landes de Bordeaux, c1797

Background imageKeys Collection: Oh! Quant à la vue, vous ne trouverez pas mieux qu'ici!, 1847. Creator: Honore Daumier

Oh! Quant à la vue, vous ne trouverez pas mieux qu'ici!, 1847. Creator: Honore Daumier
Oh! Quant a la vue, vous ne trouverez pas mieux qu'ici!, 1847. Landlord to prospective tenant standing on a chair to look out of the skylight: Oh

Background imageKeys Collection: Richesse et misère ou rien qu'un, 1818. Creator: Louis Maloeuvre

Richesse et misère ou rien qu'un, 1818. Creator: Louis Maloeuvre
Richesse et misere ou rien qu'un, 1818. (Wealth and Misery or Nothing but One). A thin man stands holding a thread; is he repairing his shirt which hangs on the chair

Background imageKeys Collection: A Visit to the Doctor; A Doctor Examining Urine, 1660-1665. Creator: Gerrit Dou

A Visit to the Doctor; A Doctor Examining Urine, 1660-1665. Creator: Gerrit Dou
A Visit to the Doctor; A Doctor Examining Urine, 1660-1665

Background imageKeys Collection: Vegetable Market, 1655-1665. Creator: Nicolaes Maes

Vegetable Market, 1655-1665. Creator: Nicolaes Maes
Vegetable Market, 1655-1665

Background imageKeys Collection: She Stoops to Conquer, New York, [1930s]. Creator: Unknown

She Stoops to Conquer, New York, [1930s]. Creator: Unknown
She Stoops to Conquer, New York, [1930s]. The Federal Theatre Project, created by the U.S. Works Progress Administration in 1935, was designed to conserve and develop the skills of theater workers

Background imageKeys Collection: Esquisse pour l'église de la Trinité : L'Agneau pascal. Groupe d'anges adorateurs... c.1864

Esquisse pour l'église de la Trinité : L'Agneau pascal. Groupe d'anges adorateurs... c.1864
Esquisse pour l'eglise de la Trinite : L'Agneau pascal. Groupe d'anges adorateurs. L'archange saint Michel terrassant le demon. L'Annonciation. Saint Paul. Saint Pierre. c.1864

Background imageKeys Collection: Le Triomphe de la Justice, c.1695. Creator: Jean Jouvenet

Le Triomphe de la Justice, c.1695. Creator: Jean Jouvenet
Le Triomphe de la Justice, c.1695. The Triumph of Justice. The draped figure of Religion holds aloft a chalice. Justice holds the scales



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"Unlocking the Past: A Journey through Key Moments in History" The Statue of St Peter at Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano stands tall, holding the keys to heaven. Who knew that a cat could play a piano? These feline paws dance across the keys, creating a whimsical melody. The Yost Light Running Typewriter No. 15 revolutionized writing with its smooth keystrokes and efficient design. Fortune favors those who dare to press on, just like typewriter keys striking against paper. Sea Scouts from 1st Suva Group in Fiji proudly wear their badges of honor, symbolizing their dedication and leadership skills. Ptolemais was bestowed upon Philip Augustus and Richard the Lionheart on July 13th, 1191 - an ancient key unlocking alliances between kingdoms. The "@" sign on a computer keyboard has become synonymous with the internet - connecting people worldwide with just one click. As clarinet melodies fill the air, each key is carefully pressed by skilled hands, producing enchanting tunes reminiscent of the 19th century era. Newton meters delicately measure objects' weight as they rest upon scales - revealing hidden truths about mass and gravity's influence over us all. HANSENs TYPEWRITER from 1880 represents an era when words were crafted meticulously by hand-operated machines – each key stroke leaving its mark on history. Susi sits gracefully at her piano, her nimble fingers gliding effortlessly across ivory keys as music fills every corner of the room with joyous sounds Messrs Chubb & Son factory engraving transports us back to Glengall Road in 1868 where skilled craftsmen shaped raw materials into sturdy locks and secure futures. In this diverse collection of images lies a common thread – "keys. " Whether physical or symbolic, these keys unlock stories, melodies, alliances, and even the internet itself.