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"The Power of Words: Exploring the Many Facets of a Letter" The Cossacks Reply to the Sultan (Zaporozhtsy), c1890, (1939

Background imageLetter Collection: Piet Mondrian

Piet Mondrian
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Background imageLetter Collection: The Cossacks Reply to the Sultan (Zaporozhtsy), c1890, (1939). Creator: Il ya Repin

The Cossacks Reply to the Sultan (Zaporozhtsy), c1890, (1939). Creator: Il ya Repin
The Cossacks Reply to the Sultan (Zaporozhtsy), c1890, (1939). Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks to Sultan Mehmed IV of Turkey, also known as Cossacks of Saporog Are Drafting a Manifesto

Background imageLetter Collection: Eyesight test chart

Eyesight test chart

Background imageLetter Collection: Actress: Jane Birkin shopping in Paris. June 1970

Actress: Jane Birkin shopping in Paris. June 1970

Background imageLetter Collection: Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt
Portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), American Humanitarian, United Nations diplomat and wife of Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Background imageLetter Collection: Handwriting and signature of Percy Bysshe Shelley, 1819 (pen & ink on paper)

Handwriting and signature of Percy Bysshe Shelley, 1819 (pen & ink on paper)
KW478296 Handwriting and signature of Percy Bysshe Shelley, 1819 (pen & ink on paper) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)

Background imageLetter Collection: The Letter, 20th century. Artist: Rex Whistler

The Letter, 20th century. Artist: Rex Whistler
The Letter, 20th century. From The Studio Volume 120 [The Studio Ltd. London & New York, 1940]

Background imageLetter Collection: Ancient Arabic Alphabet

Ancient Arabic Alphabet
Different types of ancient Arabic alphabets Date: Circa 1760

Background imageLetter Collection: BALFOUR DECLARATION, 1917. The letter written by British Foreign Secretary Arthur

BALFOUR DECLARATION, 1917. The letter written by British Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour to Lord Rothschild on November 2, 1917

Background imageLetter Collection: LEGGY SECRETARY 1920 S

LEGGY SECRETARY 1920 S
A leggy secretary sits by her typewriter and takes a letter, revealing her suspender in the process

Background imageLetter Collection: Septentrionalium Terrarum descriptio, 1595, by Gerardus Merc

Septentrionalium Terrarum descriptio, 1595, by Gerardus Merc
Gerardus Mercator (1512-1594). Flemish cartographer. Septentrionalium Terrarum descriptio. Map of the Arctic with the North Pole and surrounding lands within and outside the Arctic Circle, 1595

Background imageLetter Collection: Page 2, Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 31 March - 5 April 1776 (ink on paper)

Page 2, Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 31 March - 5 April 1776 (ink on paper)
3427858 Page 2, Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 31 March - 5 April 1776 (ink on paper) by American School, (18th century); Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA

Background imageLetter Collection: Bernat Martorell (died 1452). Manuscript. Book of hours, 144

Bernat Martorell (died 1452). Manuscript. Book of hours, 144
Bernat Martorell (died 1452). Catalan painter. International Gothic style. Manuscript. Book of hours, 1444. Folio I. Historical Archive. Barcelona. Catalonia. Spain

Background imageLetter Collection: Large Letter Card - Greetings from Wisconsin, USA

Large Letter Card - Greetings from Wisconsin, USA - Americas Dairyland. Date: circa 1940

Background imageLetter Collection: Letter from Abraham Lincoln to Mrs. Bixby, with bust-length

Letter from Abraham Lincoln to Mrs. Bixby, with bust-length portrait of Lincoln. Print showing a portrait of Lincoln with a letter that he is thought to have written to Mrs

Background imageLetter Collection: Development of the English alphabet

Development of the English alphabet. The Old Greek alphabet derived from Phoenician and was in use by 900-800 BC. A western variant, known as the Euboean or Cumae alphabet

Background imageLetter Collection: Whipps Cross Hospital, Essex

Whipps Cross Hospital, Essex
Entrance to Whipps Cross Hospital, Leytonstone, Essex. Several patients can be see in beds on the open balconies. The hospital was opened in 1903 by the West Ham Union for the sick poor in the area

Background imageLetter Collection: Place Name Large Letter Card - Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

Place Name Large Letter Card - Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, The Mission San Carlos de Borromeo was founded in 1771. Date: 1942

Background imageLetter Collection: Choirbook number 9. Gregorian chant. 15th. century. Virgin a

Choirbook number 9. Gregorian chant. 15th. century. Virgin a
Choirbook number 9. Gregorian chant. 15th. century. Antiphonary By Master of Burgo de Osma. Parchment. Virgin and Child. Miniature. Drop cap. Spain

Background imageLetter Collection: Peace, Perfect Peace by Heath Robinson

Peace, Perfect Peace by Heath Robinson. Being the Morning after the Night Before. The aftermath of energetic peace celebrations to mark the end of the First World War

Background imageLetter Collection: Colorful Eat Antique sign, New York City, New York, USA

Colorful Eat Antique sign, New York City, New York, USA
Colorful " Eat" Antique sign, New York City, New York, USA

Background imageLetter Collection: Way to toilet, Indic scripts, Tamil Nadu, India

Way to toilet, Indic scripts, Tamil Nadu, India

Background imageLetter Collection: First airmail letter delivered, Windsor Castle

First airmail letter delivered, Windsor Castle
The first airmail letter ever to be delivered is handed to the Postmaster of Windsor, to whom it is addressed, on the East Lawn of Windsor Castle

Background imageLetter Collection: THE SCARLET LETTER

THE SCARLET LETTER
Hawthornes classic story of morality and hypocrisy in puritan New England

Background imageLetter Collection: Gunpowder Letter Betrays

Gunpowder Letter Betrays
The conspirators and the letter sent to Lord Monteagle which led to their discovery

Background imageLetter Collection: Letter from John Hampden to Colonel Bulstrode after the Battle of Edgehill, 31st October 1642

Letter from John Hampden to Colonel Bulstrode after the Battle of Edgehill, 31st October 1642. Artist: John Hampden
Letter from John Hampden to Colonel Bulstrode after the Battle of Edgehill, 31st October 1642. Letter written from Northampton by John Hampden to Colonel Bulstrode

Background imageLetter Collection: Franklin Roosevelt

Franklin Roosevelt
1936: Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882 - 1945) the 32nd President of the United States from 1933-45. A Democrat, he led his country through the depression of the 1930s and World War II

Background imageLetter Collection: One of the first letter boxes erected in London at the corner of Fleet Street and Farringdon Street

One of the first letter boxes erected in London at the corner of Fleet Street and Farringdon Street. Wood engraving from The Illustrated London News, 24 March 1855

Background imageLetter Collection: KNIGHTS IN TOURNAMENT. Knights on horseback in a ring at a medieval tournament

KNIGHTS IN TOURNAMENT. Knights on horseback in a ring at a medieval tournament, one of whom (left) is being presented with a trophy. French manuscript illumination, 15th century

Background imageLetter Collection: Sylvia Pankhurst Writing

Sylvia Pankhurst Writing
SYLVIA PANKHURST sitting at her desk writing a letter

Background imageLetter Collection: First Postbox, London

First Postbox, London
LETTER BOX The first Post Office letter box in London is installed at the corner of Fleet Street and Farringdon Street, at the foot of Ludgate Hill

Background imageLetter Collection: Soho, London - Beak Street W1

Soho, London - Beak Street W1, viewed from Great Pulteney Street. 1973

Background imageLetter Collection: [Letter from Abraham Lincoln to Mrs. Bixby, with bust-length portrait of Lincoln] / engd

[Letter from Abraham Lincoln to Mrs. Bixby, with bust-length portrait of Lincoln] / engd. by J. C. Buttre, photo by M.B. Brady.; Buttre, John Chester, 1821-1893, artist; M. F. Tobin, 1891

Background imageLetter Collection: Large Letter Card - Greetings from Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Large Letter Card - Greetings from Louisville, Kentucky, USA Date: circa 1940

Background imageLetter Collection: Large Letter Card - Greetings from Akron, Ohio, USA

Large Letter Card - Greetings from Akron, Ohio, USA Date: circa 1940

Background imageLetter Collection: Large Letter Card - Greetings from Sacramento, California

Large Letter Card - Greetings from Sacramento, California Date: circa 1940

Background imageLetter Collection: Letter and drawing by Federico Garc�Lorca to

Letter and drawing by Federico Garc�Lorca to
Letter and drawing by Federico Garcic Lorca to Jos頍 aric Pemᮮ

Background imageLetter Collection: Spain (1493). Letter of the queen Isabel I to

Spain (1493). Letter of the queen Isabel I to Christopher Columbus (5th September 1493). SPAIN. Sevilla. General Archives of the Indies

Background imageLetter Collection: LCC-LFB Plumstead fire station, SE London

LCC-LFB Plumstead fire station, SE London
Situated in Plumstead High Street and opened in 1906, Plumstead fire station was one of the LCC boundary fire stations bordering onto the Kent Fire Brigade until 1965

Background imageLetter Collection: Letter from Mandela

Letter from Mandela
Arrest and trial of Nelson Mandela. Signed letter from Mandela while awaiting trial, September 1962 Date: 1962

Background imageLetter Collection: Advert for Underwood portable typewriters 1931

Advert for Underwood portable typewriters 1931
Your personal letters... write them on the Underwood portable. With a quiet carriage that never interrupts the train of thought, a quieter key action and shift key

Background imageLetter Collection: Wartime postcard for soldiers to send home

Wartime postcard for soldiers to send home, with options to delete or retain. For example: I am quite well, I have been admitted into hospital, I am being sent down to the base

Background imageLetter Collection: Ancient Alphabets

Ancient Alphabets
Various ancient writing examples including the Egyptian and Phoenician alphabets. Date: Circa 1760

Background imageLetter Collection: Ancient Alphabets

Ancient Alphabets
Writing examples of the Arabic, Turkish and Persian alphabets. Date: Circa 1760

Background imageLetter Collection: Card index box

Card index box. Index cards arranged alphabetically in a box

Background imageLetter Collection: Airmail postcards at Gamages, London

Airmail postcards at Gamages, London
People at Gamages in Holborn, Central London, addressing postcards and posting them in the special London Aerial Postbox, in time for the first aerial mail service from Hendon to Windsor

Background imageLetter Collection: Interior of first postbox, London

Interior of first postbox, London
Interior of the first Post Office letter box in London which was installed at the corner of Fleet Street and Farringdon Street, at the foot of Ludgate Hill. Date: 1855

Background imageLetter Collection: Open Sign

Open Sign



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"The Power of Words: Exploring the Many Facets of a Letter" The Cossacks Reply to the Sultan (Zaporozhtsy), c1890, (1939). Creator: Il ya Repin: A they are be a powerful tool for expressing defiance and asserting one's identity. Eyesight test chart: they are not only symbols but also serve as an essential means to assess our visual acuity. The Letter, 20th century. Artist: Rex Whistler: Artistic interpretations remind us that they can evoke emotions and tell stories in their own right. Actress Jane Birkin shopping in Paris, June 1970: Even celebrities rely on letters for everyday tasks like jotting down shopping lists or exchanging messages with loved ones. Eleanor Roosevelt: Through her correspondence, this influential figure demonstrated how they can shape history and inspire change. Page 2, Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 31 March - 5 April 1776 (ink on paper): Historical artifacts like this letter reveal intimate insights into personal relationships and political discourse during significant moments in time. Ancient Arabic Alphabet: The evolution of alphabets showcases the transformative power of written communication across cultures and centuries. Way to toilet, Indic scripts, Tamil Nadu, India: Even mundane directions can be conveyed through letters—demonstrating their universal utility beyond language barriers. Letter from John Hampden to Colonel Bulstrode after the Battle of Edgehill, 31st October 1642. Artist: John Hampden: In times of conflict or war, letters become lifelines connecting individuals amidst chaos and uncertainty. Development of the English alphabet: The ever-evolving English alphabet reflects humanity's constant need for effective communication tools that adapt with society's changing needs. Septentrionalium Terrarum descriptio, 1595, by Gerardus Merc.