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"Lucky: From Gangsters to Good Fortune, a Captivating Journey" Step into the world of luck and discover its diverse manifestations throughout history

Background imageLucky Collection: CHARLES LUCKY LUCIANO (1897-1962). American gangster. Photographed by the New York City Police

CHARLES LUCKY LUCIANO (1897-1962). American gangster. Photographed by the New York City Police Department, 1936

Background imageLucky Collection: Richard Arthur (Dicky Nine Lives), Edwyn Vincent (1858-1919)

Richard Arthur (Dicky Nine Lives), Edwyn Vincent (1858-1919)
Oil on canvas, English School, 1887. Primitive style full length portrait of man in mining clothes with Pednandrea Mine in the background of the painting

Background imageLucky Collection: Advert / Frys Chocolate

Advert / Frys Chocolate
Nine children watch through a sweetshop window as a lucky little girl buys herself a bar of Frys chocolate

Background imageLucky Collection: Irish Postman 1930S

Irish Postman 1930S
A country postman in Ireland delivers a postcard to a lucky boy

Background imageLucky Collection: Poodle Parlour 1930S

Poodle Parlour 1930S
A lucky dog gets a shampoo and set at the Dogs Bath Club

Background imageLucky Collection: Bathing a Dog

Bathing a Dog
A lucky dog getting a shower in a roll-top bath!

Background imageLucky Collection: Father Cmas / Chimney / Car

Father Cmas / Chimney / Car
Father Christmas stands on his rope ladder among the snowy rooftops and drops a toy car down a lucky childs chimney

Background imageLucky Collection: WW1 - Trench map from a soldiers war diary showing the Somme Battlefield with

WW1 - Trench map from a soldiers war diary showing the Somme Battlefield with information gleaned from captured German Prisoners

Background imageLucky Collection: FALL / CRUFTS WINNER / 1930

FALL / CRUFTS WINNER / 1930
LUCKY STAR OF WARE Breed: Cocker Spaniel Owned by H. S. Lloyd Bred by M. Ottley Blue roan, born 15.09.28 Sired by Joyful Joe Date: 1930 - 1931

Background imageLucky Collection: Lucky Red Lanterns Chinese New Year Decorations Ditan Park Beijing China. During Lunar New Year

Lucky Red Lanterns Chinese New Year Decorations Ditan Park Beijing China. During Lunar New Year
Lucky Red Lanterns Chinese New Year Decorations Ditan Park, Beijing, China. During Lunar New Year, many parks and temples in China have large outdoor fairs, festivals

Background imageLucky Collection: A Run of Luck

A Run of Luck; Monkeys playing billiards, snooker or pool dressed as humans Date: 1870

Background imageLucky Collection: CHARLES LUCKY LUCIANO (1897-1962). American gangster. Photographed by the New York City Police

CHARLES LUCKY LUCIANO (1897-1962). American gangster. Photographed by the New York City Police Department, 1936, digitally colored by Granger, NYC

Background imageLucky Collection: Peru, Clay bulls are common rooftop ornaments throughout Peru. Said to bring good luck

Peru, Clay bulls are common rooftop ornaments throughout Peru. Said to bring good luck and protect from evil spirits

Background imageLucky Collection: Lucky Little Owner-Drivers

Lucky Little Owner-Drivers
Advertisement offering children the chance to own their own automobile. " Juvenile Cars", produced by Lines Bros

Background imageLucky Collection: The croupiers who showed signs of emotion 1927

The croupiers who showed signs of emotion 1927
Croupiers starts to sweat after giving all the casinos money to a lucky winner, who is disappearing under a pile of cash in front of him

Background imageLucky Collection: Frog celebrating the arrival of 1907 by firing a cannon

Frog celebrating the arrival of 1907 by firing a cannon
A wonderfully odd German New Years card, welcoming in the arrival of 1907. The illustration rather bizarrely depicts a frog (holding a lucky four-leafed clover)

Background imageLucky Collection: Holtermanns Life Preserving Drops, 1880s (colour litho)

Holtermanns Life Preserving Drops, 1880s (colour litho)
6257116 Holtermanns Life Preserving Drops, 1880s (colour litho) by Australian School, (19th century); 61.5x49.5 cm; Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales; Mitchell Library

Background imageLucky Collection: May good luck always cross your path

May good luck always cross your path. A black cat crossing the path of a traffic policeman

Background imageLucky Collection: Fortune cookies, China, Asia

Fortune cookies, China, Asia

Background imageLucky Collection: Gotokuji temple near Tokyo, Japan - home to thousands of manekineko cat statues

Gotokuji temple near Tokyo, Japan - home to thousands of manekineko cat statues

Background imageLucky Collection: Gotokuji temple near Tokyo, Japan - home to thousands of manekineko cat statues

Gotokuji temple near Tokyo, Japan - home to thousands of manekineko cat statues

Background imageLucky Collection: Good luck envelopes for Chinese New Year on Lee Tung Avenue, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island

Good luck envelopes for Chinese New Year on Lee Tung Avenue, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong

Background imageLucky Collection: Prayer ribbons and blossom for Chinese New Year at Man Mo Temple, Sheung Wan, Hong

Prayer ribbons and blossom for Chinese New Year at Man Mo Temple, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong

Background imageLucky Collection: Maalesh! (Too bad!), Egyptian policeman spotting a basket that has fallen off the back of a donkey

Maalesh! (Too bad!), Egyptian policeman spotting a basket that has fallen off the back of a donkey cart carrying Muslim
6032475 Maalesh! (Too bad!), Egyptian policeman spotting a basket that has fallen off the back of a donkey cart carrying Muslim women (colour litho) by European School

Background imageLucky Collection: Taking home geese won at raffle, Xmas, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service

Taking home geese won at raffle, Xmas, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service
Taking home geese won at raffle, Xmas, 1910.

Background imageLucky Collection: Spooky Fortune Cats

Spooky Fortune Cats
Santiago Bugdadi

Background imageLucky Collection: 1976 South African Grand Prix

1976 South African Grand Prix. Kyalami, South Africa. 4-6 March 1976. Niki Lauda, Ferrari, receives the winner's trophy on the podium. Ref: 76SA11. World Copyright - LAT Photographic

Background imageLucky Collection: Black cat, c.1910 (print)

Black cat, c.1910 (print)
7293179 Black cat, c.1910 (print); (add.info.: Paranormal. superstition. "Good Luck." A black cat, sign of wealth in the United Kingdom)

Background imageLucky Collection: May good luck follow you now and always (colour litho)

May good luck follow you now and always (colour litho)
8656760 May good luck follow you now and always (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: May good luck follow you now and always)

Background imageLucky Collection: Good luck attend you (colour litho)

Good luck attend you (colour litho)
8656470 Good luck attend you (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Good luck attend you. Postcard, early 20th century.); © Look and Learn

Background imageLucky Collection: New Zealand, 1890s: 'Down on his Luck' (b/w photo)

New Zealand, 1890s: "Down on his Luck" (b/w photo)
8662626 New Zealand, 1890s: "Down on his Luck" (b/w photo) by New Zealand Photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageLucky Collection: Hard lines (litho)

Hard lines (litho)
8663011 Hard lines (litho) by May, Phil (1864-1903); Private Collection; (add.info.: Hard lines. Illustration for Sketches from "Punch" by Phil May (Punch, 1903).); © Look and Learn

Background imageLucky Collection: Popular Superstitions: Lucky white heather (colour litho)

Popular Superstitions: Lucky white heather (colour litho)
8668762 Popular Superstitions: Lucky white heather (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Lucky white heather)

Background imageLucky Collection: Fukurokuju, Japanese god of wisdom, wealth, long life and happiness, with a turtle

Fukurokuju, Japanese god of wisdom, wealth, long life and happiness, with a turtle, one of his associated animals
528379 Fukurokuju, Japanese god of wisdom, wealth, long life and happiness, with a turtle, one of his associated animals. One of Japan's seven lucky gods

Background imageLucky Collection: A 1930's advertisement for Lucky Strike cigarettes. From The Literary Digest published 1931

A 1930's advertisement for Lucky Strike cigarettes. From The Literary Digest published 1931
745849 A 1930's advertisement for Lucky Strike cigarettes. From The Literary Digest published 1931

Background imageLucky Collection: Good Luck. Best wishes (colour litho)

Good Luck. Best wishes (colour litho)
8656774 Good Luck. Best wishes (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Good Luck. Best wishes. Dog with a good luck sign tied to his tail)

Background imageLucky Collection: Popular Superstitions: Burning of the ear (colour litho)

Popular Superstitions: Burning of the ear (colour litho)
8668718 Popular Superstitions: Burning of the ear (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Burning of the ear)

Background imageLucky Collection: There's Nae Luck about the House (colour litho)

There's Nae Luck about the House (colour litho)
8650482 There's Nae Luck about the House (colour litho) by Beddington, Alice Maud (1862-1939); Private Collection; (add.info.: There's Nae Luck about the House)

Background imageLucky Collection: Laki. Dog Watercolor Doodle Painting

Laki. Dog Watercolor Doodle Painting
Johan Liewendahl

Background imageLucky Collection: Phil May sketch (colour litho)

Phil May sketch (colour litho)
8635929 Phil May sketch (colour litho) by May, Phil (1864-1903); Private Collection; (add.info.: One of the set of Phil May Sketches, issued by Fry's Chocolates in c.1905.); © Look and Learn

Background imageLucky Collection: Votaries of the Weed No 49 (colour litho)

Votaries of the Weed No 49 (colour litho)
8660538 Votaries of the Weed No 49 (colour litho) by Clarke, Joseph Clayton (Kyd) (1856-1937); Private Collection; (add.info.: Votaries of the Weed, No 49)

Background imageLucky Collection: Popular Superstitions: The lucky horseshoe (colour litho)

Popular Superstitions: The lucky horseshoe (colour litho)
8668722 Popular Superstitions: The lucky horseshoe (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The lucky horseshoe)

Background imageLucky Collection: Lily of the Valley. Botanical, France, ca 1880 (colour engraving)

Lily of the Valley. Botanical, France, ca 1880 (colour engraving)
3434344 Lily of the Valley. Botanical, France, ca 1880 (colour engraving); (add.info.: Sciences. Botanique. Planche botanique, France, fin 19eme. Coll. Part. Science. Botany. Lily of the Valley)

Background imageLucky Collection: Do You Know: Why a horse-shoe for luck? (colour litho)

Do You Know: Why a horse-shoe for luck? (colour litho)
8668139 Do You Know: Why a horse-shoe for luck? (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Why a horse-shoe for luck)

Background imageLucky Collection: Pig wishing someone good fortune (colour litho)

Pig wishing someone good fortune (colour litho)
8635606 Pig wishing someone good fortune (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Pig wishing someone good fortune)

Background imageLucky Collection: The Fortune Allegory. Bronze sculpture by Danese Cattaneo (1509-1573) Florence, Museo del Bargello

The Fortune Allegory. Bronze sculpture by Danese Cattaneo (1509-1573) Florence, Museo del Bargello
BEN5479813 The Fortune Allegory. Bronze sculpture by Danese Cattaneo (1509-1573) Florence, Museo del Bargello by Cattaneo, Danese (1509-73); Photo © Raffaello Bencini

Background imageLucky Collection: A winged Mercury

A winged Mercury
5308084 A winged Mercury.; (add.info.: Engraving depicting a winged Mercury. Mercury, patron god of financial gain, commerce, eloquence (and thus poetry)

Background imageLucky Collection: View of the metal ore veins inside a so-called Stollart in a mountain with unusual parallel veins

View of the metal ore veins inside a so-called Stollart in a mountain with unusual parallel veins
FLO4727957 View of the metal ore veins inside a so-called Stollart in a mountain with unusual parallel veins. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Gottlieb Tobias Wilhelm's Unterhaltungen aus



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"Lucky: From Gangsters to Good Fortune, a Captivating Journey" Step into the world of luck and discover its diverse manifestations throughout history. Meet Charles "Lucky" Luciano, an infamous American gangster whose photograph captured by the New York City Police Department in 1936 still intrigues us today. His story is one of power, crime, and a life filled with risks. But luck has many faces. Richard Arthur, also known as Dicky Nine Lives, defied death time and again during his adventures. Edwyn Vincent's captivating image from 1858 reminds us that fortune can be found in unexpected places. Even advertisements have embraced the concept of luck. Frys Chocolate entices us with their sweet treats promising moments of blissful serendipity. Meanwhile, a postman from the 1930s carries hopes and dreams within his mailbag as he delivers messages that could change lives forever. Animals too are not immune to this universal fascination with good fortune. Bathing a dog becomes an act of love intertwined with superstition—a belief that washing away negative energy brings blessings upon our loyal companions. In the Poodle Parlour of the 1930s, pampered pooches receive special attention while their owners hope for prosperity through these four-legged charms. Travel across continents to Beijing's Ditan Park during Lunar New Year celebrations where Lucky Red Lanterns illuminate streets and homes alike—symbols believed to bring wealth and happiness for those who encounter them. War often tests our faith in luck; however, even amidst chaos on WW1's Somme Battlefield soldiers carried maps revealing both strategic plans and perhaps secret talismans hidden within folds—their own personal run of luck against adversity. Venturing further south to Peru reveals clay bulls adorning rooftops—a traditional sight believed to attract good fortune upon households fortunate enough to display them proudly under clear skies or stormy weather alike.