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Mayor Collection

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Background imageMayor Collection: Michel De Montaigne

Michel De Montaigne
MICHEL EYQUEM DE MONTAIGNE French writer. Famous for his philosophical Essais. He was also mayor of Bordeaux

Background imageMayor Collection: Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
ELIZABETH GARRETT ANDERSON (1836 - 1917), physician, womens rights supporter & the first woman to be elected mayor. She was the sister of Millicent Fawcett

Background imageMayor Collection: Balloon event, Charles Green, Stockport

Balloon event, Charles Green, Stockport
Charles Green ballooning poster advertising his 75th ascent, from Stockport, under the patronage of Henry Hodgkinson, the Mayor, with a second ascent from Castle Yard, a band of music in attendance

Background imageMayor 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 imageMayor Collection: Marquess and Marchioness of Anglesey

Marquess and Marchioness of Anglesey
Sir Charles Henry Alexander Paget, 6th Marquess of Anglesey GCVO (1885-1947) and his bride, Lady Victoria Manners, a daughter of the 8th Duke of Rutland

Background imageMayor Collection: Thomas Hawksley (1666-1749), Mayor of Nottingham (1715)

Thomas Hawksley (1666-1749), Mayor of Nottingham (1715)
British (English) School Oil on Canvas 76.2 x 63.5

Background imageMayor Collection: William Felkin (1795-1874) - Sylvanus Redgate

William Felkin (1795-1874) - Sylvanus Redgate
Oil on Canvas 45.7 x 36.8

Background imageMayor Collection: Nottingham Market Place - William Goodacre

Nottingham Market Place - William Goodacre

Background imageMayor Collection: Printed souvenir paper napkin

Printed souvenir paper napkin in commemoration of the opening of the aerodrome at Hanworth Park, 16 October 1917, by the Lord Mayor. Date: 1917

Background imageMayor Collection: The Great Western Railway service from Penzance

The Great Western Railway service from Penzance
The inaugural trip of the Great Western Railway service from Penzance. The new express service, which shortens the journey by forty minutes

Background imageMayor Collection: Majorca, Spain - Town of Soller and the Puig Major

Majorca, Spain - Town of Soller and the Puig Major
View down to the town of Soller and up to the distant form of the Puig Major, the highest peak on the Spanish island of Majorca. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageMayor Collection: Titus Salt, English textile manufacturer

Titus Salt, English textile manufacturer
Sir Titus Salt (1803-1876), English textile manufacturer and social reformer. Salt took over the running of his fathers textile mill in Bradford in 1833

Background imageMayor Collection: Opening of the Colchester Oyster Fishery

Opening of the Colchester Oyster Fishery
Ceremonial scene at the opening of the annual Colchester Oyster Fishery. On the first Friday of September the Mayor of Colchester, the Town Clerk

Background imageMayor Collection: Sir Thomas Leigh

Sir Thomas Leigh
SIR THOMAS LEIGH London merchant, alderman and Lord Mayor in 1558

Background imageMayor Collection: Reconstruction of the Templo Mayor complex in the

Reconstruction of the Templo Mayor complex in the city of Mexico-Tenochtitlan, founded in 1325. It was the capital of the Aztec Empire until its occupation in 1521 by Hernᮠ Cort鳠 during

Background imageMayor Collection: Sir Andrew Judde, Lord Mayor of London

Sir Andrew Judde, Lord Mayor of London
Sir Andrew Judd (or Judde, c.1492-1558), merchant, six times Master of the Skinners Company, Mayor of Calais and Lord Mayor of London. He founded a school in Tonbridge, Kent. Date: circa 1600

Background imageMayor 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 imageMayor Collection: View of London from St. Pauls, on Lord Mayors Day

View of London from St. Pauls, on Lord Mayors Day
Incredible panoramic view of London from the roof of St. Pauls Cathedral, looking west. The Lord Mayors Procession can be seen heading up Fleet Street and Ludgate Hill past the cathedral. Date: 1889

Background imageMayor Collection: Bullfight in Plaza Mayor bullfighting ring in

Bullfight in Plaza Mayor bullfighting ring in
" Bullfight in Plaza Mayor bullfighting ring in Madrid. In the background, " Casa de la Panader� quot; ". 19th century. Costumbrism. Painting. Private Collection."

Background imageMayor Collection: The marriage of Rosie Dolly and Irving Netcher in New York 1

The marriage of Rosie Dolly and Irving Netcher in New York 16/3/32 with New York Mayor Walker Date: 1932

Background imageMayor Collection: Sir Polydore de Keyser, Vanity Fair, Spy

Sir Polydore de Keyser, Vanity Fair, Spy
Sir Polydore de Keyser (18321898) - a lawyer and the first Roman Catholic since the Reformation to be elected Lord Mayor of London (October 1887 to November 1888)

Background imageMayor Collection: Captured Aircraft

Captured Aircraft
9th November 1918: Captured German aircraft at the Lord Mayors show, London. (Photo by A. R. Coster/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageMayor Collection: The Whityngton Stone, Holloway, London, 1854

The Whityngton Stone, Holloway, London, 1854
Engraving showing the Whityngton Stone, a memorial to Sir Richard Whittington (1358-1423), London, 1854. This stone was placed on the spot in Upper Holloway where he was traditionally supposed to

Background imageMayor Collection: Sir Samuel George Johnson (1831-1909), KT

Sir Samuel George Johnson (1831-1909), KT
Artist: Lorimer, John Henry - Title: Sir Samuel George Johnson (1831-1909), KT - Date: 1891 - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 127 x 101.6

Background imageMayor Collection: Hunger Strike 1920

Hunger Strike 1920
Terence MacSwiney, Mayor of Cork, goes on hunger strike and dies

Background imageMayor Collection: Victoria Knights Morris

Victoria Knights Morris
After unveiling a statue of Prince Albert, donated by the people of Wolverhampton, Queen Victoria knighted the Mayor, John Morris, in recognition of his warm welcome

Background imageMayor Collection: Hall Place, Bexley, Kent

Hall Place, Bexley, Kent, England, was built in the reign of Henry VIII for the Lord Mayor of London, Sir John Champneis

Background imageMayor Collection: The last Mayoral banquet to be held in the Royal Borough of Sutton Coldfield took place

The last Mayoral banquet to be held in the Royal Borough of Sutton Coldfield took place in the Council House last night. Among guests of the Mayor and Mayroess, Ald

Background imageMayor Collection: Billy Bragg Singer at war demonstration along with Ken Livingstone MP

Billy Bragg Singer at war demonstration along with Ken Livingstone MP

Background imageMayor Collection: Spain - Hondarribia - Fuenterrabia - Calle Mayor

Spain - Hondarribia - Fuenterrabia - Calle Mayor
Spain - Hondarribia (Fuenterrabia) - Calle Mayor (Rue Principale, High Street). Date: circa 1910s

Background imageMayor Collection: Aerial View of Lord Mayor Treloar Cripples Home, Alton

Aerial View of Lord Mayor Treloar Cripples Home, Alton
An aerial View of Lord Mayor Treloar Cripples Home, Alton, Hampshire. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageMayor Collection: WW1 - Territorials Blessed at St. Pancras Church, London

WW1 - Territorials Blessed at St. Pancras Church, London
WW1 - London Territorials are blessed as they pass St. Pancras Church, London, where they deposited their colours Date: 1914

Background imageMayor Collection: Captured Plane

Captured Plane
9th November 1918: On display at the Lord Mayors Show - a German Pfalz plane, shot down near Arras on 17th October 1918. (Photo by A. R. Coster/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageMayor Collection: Meeting at the Guildhall on Behalf of the Jews in Russia, 18

Meeting at the Guildhall on Behalf of the Jews in Russia, 18
Engraving showing a meeting held at the Guidhall, London, in 1890 to raise funds on behalf of Russian Jews. The prominent figures shown are (from left to right)

Background imageMayor Collection: Sir Robert Ladbroke

Sir Robert Ladbroke
SIR ROBERT LADBROKE Alderman, Lord Mayor of London Date: 1713 - 1773

Background imageMayor Collection: LCC-LFB in Lord Mayors Show, City of London

LCC-LFB in Lord Mayors Show, City of London
London firefighters and Auxiliary firefighters with appliances taking part in the annual Lord Mayors Show through the City of London. A Bedford heavy pump unit with crew leads the LFB contingent

Background imageMayor Collection: Mexico - Mexico City - The Metropolitan Cathedral

Mexico - Mexico City - The Metropolitan Cathedral
The Metropolitan Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary of Mexico City, Mexico - situated atop the former Aztec sacred precinct near the Templo Mayor on the northern side of the Plaza de la

Background imageMayor Collection: Whittington (Benoist)

Whittington (Benoist)
SIR RICHARD (DICK) WHITTINGTON Merchant, Lord Mayor of London and cat-lover

Background imageMayor Collection: Lord Mayor Hale Laying Foundation Stone of New Blackfriars Bridge, London, Uk, 1865

Lord Mayor Hale Laying Foundation Stone of New Blackfriars Bridge, London, Uk, 1865

Background imageMayor Collection: 2019 Mexican GP

2019 Mexican GP
MEXICO CITY - OCTOBER 24: Alejandro Soberon Kuri, CEO of CIE (2nd L), Claudia Sheinbaum the Mayor of Mexico City and Sergio Perez

Background imageMayor Collection: 2019 Mexican GP

2019 Mexican GP
MEXICO CITY - OCTOBER 24: Alejandro Soberon Kuri, CEO of CIE, Sergio Perez, Racing Point and Claudia Sheinbaum the Mayor of Mexico City during the 2019 Formula One Mexican Grand Prix at Autodromo

Background imageMayor Collection: The Right Hon. W. A. Rose, the new Lord Mayor, 1862. Creator: Unknown

The Right Hon. W. A. Rose, the new Lord Mayor, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The Right Hon. W. A. Rose, the new Lord Mayor, 1862. Engraving from a photograph by the London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company. Mr

Background imageMayor Collection: Inauguration of the memorial statue to Mr. Herbert Ingram, M.P.…Boston, 1862. Creator: Unknown

Inauguration of the memorial statue to Mr. Herbert Ingram, M.P.…Boston, 1862. Creator: Unknown
Inauguration of the memorial statue to Mr. Herbert Ingram, M.P. in the Market-Place, Boston, [in Lincolnshire], 1862. View of the...ceremony of uncovering the Ingram Memorial Statue

Background imageMayor Collection: Soirée given...by the Burgomaster and Common Council of Brussels, at the Hotel de Ville... 1862

Soirée given...by the Burgomaster and Common Council of Brussels, at the Hotel de Ville... 1862. Creator: Unknown
Soiree given...by the Burgomaster and Common Council of Brussels, at the Hotel de Ville, to the members of the Social Science Congress - from a sketch by Mr. Hendrikx, 1862

Background imageMayor Collection: Felix Brenwald, c1756. Creator: Sebastian Walch

Felix Brenwald, c1756. Creator: Sebastian Walch
Felix Brenwald, c1756. Book: Sixty portraits of Mayors of the City of Zurich by Sebastian Walch (Zurich, 1756), pl. 24

Background imageMayor Collection: The Preston Guild Festival: the mayor laying the foundation-stone of the...new townhall, 1862

The Preston Guild Festival: the mayor laying the foundation-stone of the...new townhall, 1862. Creator: E. Skill
The Preston Guild Festival: the mayor laying the foundation-stone of the north-east corner of the new townhall, 1862. The first stone was...laid with masonic honours...the cortege presented a very

Background imageMayor Collection: Robert Townley Parker Esq. the Guild Mayor of Preston, 1862. Creator: Unknown

Robert Townley Parker Esq. the Guild Mayor of Preston, 1862. Creator: Unknown
Robert Townley Parker Esq. the Guild Mayor of Preston, 1862. Engraving from a photograph by Samuel Oglesby, of Fishergate, Preston. Mr

Background imageMayor Collection: The Chairing of Sir John Arnott at Cork on the completion of his three years mayoralty... 1862

The Chairing of Sir John Arnott at Cork on the completion of his three years mayoralty... 1862. Creator: Unknown
The Chairing of Sir John Arnott at Cork on the completion of his three years mayoralty: the procession passing the Commercial Buildings, 1862. After the inauguration, on the 1st January, of Mr



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"Mayor: A Legacy of Leadership and Community" In the realm of trailblazing women, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson stands tall as she became the first female mayor in British history. Her unwavering determination paved the way for countless others to follow. A whimsical balloon event orchestrated by Charles Green brought joy and wonder to Stockport, captivating both young and old with its colorful display against the clear blue sky. The town united under a shared sense of awe, celebrating their beloved mayor's commitment to fostering community spirit. The Marquess and Marchioness of Anglesey embodied grace and elegance as they graced public events with their presence, supporting various causes close to their hearts. Their collaboration with Thomas Hawksley, Mayor of Nottingham in 1715, brought forth remarkable advancements in infrastructure that still benefit society today. William Felkin left an indelible mark on Nottingham Market Place through his innovative textile manufacturing techniques alongside Sylvanus Redgate. Together, they revolutionized the industry while embodying the spirit of entrepreneurship that defines mayoral leadership. Across borders lies Majorca's picturesque Town of Soller nestled beneath Puig Major's majestic peaks. Its charismatic mayor tirelessly worked towards preserving its natural beauty while embracing progress—a testament to effective governance transcending boundaries. Within every printed souvenir paper napkin from Colchester's Oyster Fishery opening ceremony lies a story waiting to be told. The vibrant colors mirrored the excitement surrounding this momentous occasion—an embodiment of unity among residents who cherished tradition yet embraced change. The Great Western Railway service from Penzance symbolized Sir Thomas Leigh's vision for connectivity between towns—bridging gaps physically and metaphorically. His legacy lives on through improved transportation systems that foster economic growth and cultural exchange. As Michel De Montaigne once said, "I prefer being a good man rather than a great one. " Mayors around the world strive daily to uphold these words by serving their communities selflessly—their dedication and commitment to public service shaping the very fabric of our societies.