Fraud Blocker Skip to main content

Nineteen Forties Collection

Step back in time to the nineteen forties, a decade filled with adventure and excitement

Background imageNineteen Forties Collection: Toby Twirl Adventures 1949 1940s UK mcitnt childrens storys adventures childrens

Toby Twirl Adventures 1949 1940s UK mcitnt childrens storys adventures childrens
Toby Twirl Adventures 1949 1940s UK mcitnt childrenÕs storys adventures childrens adventure

Background imageNineteen Forties Collection: Lovers in Hyde Park May 1947 love couple romance romantic for valentines day be

Lovers in Hyde Park May 1947 love couple romance romantic for valentines day be my valentine

Background imageNineteen Forties Collection: A view of the river Thames from Richmond Bridge, London, England, with a pleasure

A view of the river Thames from Richmond Bridge, London, England, with a pleasure boat full of passengers just about to pass underneath. Late 1940s, early 1950s

Background imageNineteen Forties Collection: California: US Battleships at anchor, Long Beach (photo)

California: US Battleships at anchor, Long Beach (photo)
5995752 California: US Battleships at anchor, Long Beach (photo) by American Photographer (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: US Battleships at anchor, Long Beach)

Background imageNineteen Forties Collection: A swarm of bees which settled at the foot of a pole on a bomb site in Victoria Street

A swarm of bees which settled at the foot of a pole on a bomb site in Victoria Street caused a large crowd to collect as PC Marshall, of Scotland Yard

Background imageNineteen Forties Collection: Kings Square ( Market Place ) Enfield Town, London, with the Kings Head Public House

Kings Square ( Market Place ) Enfield Town, London, with the Kings Head Public House and St Andrews Parish Church at the back. Late 1940s, early 1950s

Background imageNineteen Forties Collection: The London Blitz An ARP warden rescues a young girl from the wreckage of a building

The London Blitz An ARP warden rescues a young girl from the wreckage of a building bombed by Germany. V1 attack Buckingham Gate, Victoria

Background imageNineteen Forties Collection: British Army Captain Chris Goddard, left, and Cpl Gary Fisher check out the Second

British Army Captain Chris Goddard, left, and Cpl Gary Fisher check out the Second World War German bomb they had just made safe on a building site beside Tower Bridge, London

Background imageNineteen Forties Collection: John Bull 1947 1940s UK bell ringing ringers churches magazines

John Bull 1947 1940s UK bell ringing ringers churches magazines

Background imageNineteen Forties Collection: John Bull 1949 1940s UK dogs magazines

John Bull 1949 1940s UK dogs magazines

Background imageNineteen Forties Collection: 1940s USA tartan suntans sunbathing lotions swim suits swimwear swimming costumes

1940s USA tartan suntans sunbathing lotions swim suits swimwear swimming costumes womens bikinis creams tanning bathing costumes

Background imageNineteen Forties Collection: 1940s USA lucien lelong theatre womens

1940s USA lucien lelong theatre womens

Background imageNineteen Forties Collection: Down Lambeth Way. Lambeth Walk is buying a Spitfire of its own

Down Lambeth Way. Lambeth Walk is buying a Spitfire of its own. At the side of many market stalls are boxes made of wood by Mr Harry Smith, the local undertaker

Background imageNineteen Forties Collection: Royal Blue the Kings racing pigeon and first carrier of the war

Royal Blue the Kings racing pigeon and first carrier of the war
" Royal Blue" the Kings racing pigeon and first carrier of the war carried a message from a force landed plane on hte Continent has been invested with the animals VC The Dickin Medal

Background imageNineteen Forties Collection: Scottie dog guards the chimney on Christmas Eve. Lets hope he ll allow Santa

Scottie dog guards the chimney on Christmas Eve. Lets hope he ll allow Santa Claus in the house! 1947

Background imageNineteen Forties Collection: John Bull 1947 1940s UK Arsenal football team changing rooms magazines managers

John Bull 1947 1940s UK Arsenal football team changing rooms magazines managers

Background imageNineteen Forties Collection: 1940s UK au fait womens dresses gloves

1940s UK au fait womens dresses gloves

Background imageNineteen Forties Collection: Wurlitzer 1946 1940s USA juke-boxes jukeboxes record players juke boxes

Wurlitzer 1946 1940s USA juke-boxes jukeboxes record players juke boxes

Background imageNineteen Forties Collection: John Bull 1946 1940s UK darts magazines pubs

John Bull 1946 1940s UK darts magazines pubs

Background imageNineteen Forties Collection: Camels 1946 1940s USA cigarettes smoking medical

Camels 1946 1940s USA cigarettes smoking medical

Background imageNineteen Forties Collection: A striking picture of Cataline flying boat taking off on the 24-hour patrol over the Atlantic

A striking picture of Cataline flying boat taking off on the 24-hour patrol over the Atlantic. They perform splendidly, searching for U-boats and guarding Atlantic convoys

Background imageNineteen Forties Collection: Romany gypsy family camped on Epsom downs during the race meeting on Epsom racecourse

Romany gypsy family camped on Epsom downs during the race meeting on Epsom racecourse, Surrey, England. Late 1940s, early 1950s

Background imageNineteen Forties Collection: Waiters, chefs and kitchen hands at Londons Savoy hotel went on strike early today

Waiters, chefs and kitchen hands at Londons Savoy hotel went on strike early today, it was decided that tables were to be left bare and underserviced in the private suites, restaurant and Grill room

Background imageNineteen Forties Collection: Carts and boxes full of fruit and vegetables in Covent Gardens flower, fruit

Carts and boxes full of fruit and vegetables in Covent Gardens flower, fruit and vegetable market. A sign giving directions to St Pauls Church, Covent Garden, London, is seen on the building

Background imageNineteen Forties Collection: Londons ever - improving transport system carries its works programme a step further

Londons ever - improving transport system carries its works programme a step further when the Minister of Transport opens the new Central Line extension from Leytonstone to Woodford

Background imageNineteen Forties Collection: The first Co-operative shop to be opened in Rochdale, Lancashire, in 1844 (litho)

The first Co-operative shop to be opened in Rochdale, Lancashire, in 1844 (litho)
7157581 The first Co-operative shop to be opened in Rochdale, Lancashire, in 1844 (litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageNineteen Forties Collection: Ministry of Food 1940s UK characters carrots logos dr carrot

Ministry of Food 1940s UK characters carrots logos dr carrot

Background imageNineteen Forties Collection: 'Premier'loop wheel frame, Stibbe and Co, Leicester (litho)

"Premier"loop wheel frame, Stibbe and Co, Leicester (litho)
7160480 " Premier" loop wheel frame, Stibbe and Co, Leicester (litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: " Premier" loop wheel frame)

Background imageNineteen Forties Collection: Londoners sheltering from a German air raid on a platform in Piccadilly Underground Station during

Londoners sheltering from a German air raid on a platform in Piccadilly Underground Station during the Blitz
6015286 Londoners sheltering from a German air raid on a platform in Piccadilly Underground Station during the Blitz, World War II, September 1940 (b/w photo) by English Photographer

Background imageNineteen Forties Collection: British Vickers Wellington bombers setting off on a daylight bombing raid on Germany

British Vickers Wellington bombers setting off on a daylight bombing raid on Germany, World War II (photo)
6015167 British Vickers Wellington bombers setting off on a daylight bombing raid on Germany, World War II (photo) by English Photographer

Background imageNineteen Forties Collection: A gypsy woman sitting on the steps to her Romany caravan in the gypsy camp on Epsom Downs

A gypsy woman sitting on the steps to her Romany caravan in the gypsy camp on Epsom Downs, Surrey, during the Epsom race meeting Late 1940s, early 1950s

Background imageNineteen Forties Collection: A Romany gypsy woman smoking her pipe at the Epsom Races. Late 1940s, early 1950s

A Romany gypsy woman smoking her pipe at the Epsom Races. Late 1940s, early 1950s

Background imageNineteen Forties Collection: John Bull 1949 1940s UK the villages green the countryside bank holidays magazines

John Bull 1949 1940s UK the villages green the countryside bank holidays magazines

Background imageNineteen Forties Collection: John Bull 1947 1940s UK pubs locals barrels alcoholic magazines

John Bull 1947 1940s UK pubs locals barrels alcoholic magazines

Background imageNineteen Forties Collection: John Bull 1947 1940s UK cobblers shoe menders repairing man shoes magazines repairs

John Bull 1947 1940s UK cobblers shoe menders repairing man shoes magazines repairs mending

Background imageNineteen Forties Collection: Woman 1940s UK navy women at war WW2 magazines

Woman 1940s UK navy women at war WW2 magazines

Background imageNineteen Forties Collection: Gypsy caravans parked on Epsom Downs during the Epsom Races. Late 1940s, early 1950s

Gypsy caravans parked on Epsom Downs during the Epsom Races. Late 1940s, early 1950s

Background imageNineteen Forties Collection: Royal visit to Plymouth. The King who, with the Queen is on a two day visit to the West country

Royal visit to Plymouth. The King who, with the Queen is on a two day visit to the West country, inaugurated the rebuilding of Plymouth civic centre

Background imageNineteen Forties Collection: Members of the Royal family were present at St Margarets, Westminster when Miss Myra Wernher

Members of the Royal family were present at St Margarets, Westminster when Miss Myra Wernher
Members of the Royal family were present at St Margaret s, Westminster when Miss Myra Wernher, daughter of Sir and Lady Harold Wernher, was married to Maj David Butter, M.C. the Scots Guards

Background imageNineteen Forties Collection: Viscount Savernake, Lieutenant Royal Horse Guards, eldest son of the Earl of Cardigan

Viscount Savernake, Lieutenant Royal Horse Guards, eldest son of the Earl of Cardigan, celebrated his twenty-first birthday with a garden party held in the grounds of his ancestral home at Tottenham

Background imageNineteen Forties Collection: Bomb damage. The scene in a street in East Ham, East London, typical of so many

Bomb damage. The scene in a street in East Ham, East London, typical of so many after an air raid

Background imageNineteen Forties Collection: The painting in oils of Brigadier General Wade Hampton Hayes, . O. B. E. on its way

The painting in oils of Brigadier General Wade Hampton Hayes, . O. B. E. on its way
The painting in oils of Brigadier General Wade Hampton Hayes, .O.B.E. on its way to New York Armoury, largest and most luxurious military building in the world

Background imageNineteen Forties Collection: John Bull 1948 1940s UK watch clock repairing menders man clocks magazines repairs

John Bull 1948 1940s UK watch clock repairing menders man clocks magazines repairs mending

Background imageNineteen Forties Collection: 1940s USA pennsylvania railroad railroads railways trains WW2

1940s USA pennsylvania railroad railroads railways trains WW2

Background imageNineteen Forties Collection: Isabel Val 1942 1940s Spain cc mirrors vanity dressing tables beauty

Isabel Val 1942 1940s Spain cc mirrors vanity dressing tables beauty

Background imageNineteen Forties Collection: Womans Own 1947 1940s UK husbands and wives shopping womens hats covers magazines

Womans Own 1947 1940s UK husbands and wives shopping womens hats covers magazines clothing clothes



All Professionally Made to Order for Quick Shipping

Step back in time to the nineteen forties, a decade filled with adventure and excitement. Join Toby Twirl on his thrilling escapades in the beloved children's story series, "Toby Twirl Adventures. " Set in 1949, these enchanting tales captivated young readers across the UK. In Rochdale, Lancashire, history was made as the first Co-operative shop opened its doors in 1844. This revolutionary concept would shape future retail practices for years to come. Meanwhile, John Bull darts magazines became a popular pastime at pubs throughout the UK during the 1940s. Travel to Enfield Town in London and witness Kings Square (Market Place) bustling with life. The iconic Kings Head Public House stands proudly amidst the vibrant atmosphere of this lively area. Amidst wartime challenges, British Army Captain Chris Goddard and Cpl Gary Fisher diligently check out their equipment during World War II. Their dedication exemplifies the bravery and resilience of those who served their country during this tumultuous era. The sound of church bells ringing echoed through towns across Britain as depicted by John Bull magazines from 1947. These publications also celebrated our furry friends with heartwarming stories about dogs that warmed hearts nationwide. Across the Atlantic Ocean, Americans embraced fashion trends such as tartan suntans and stylish swimwear during beach outings under sunny skies. Swim suits and swimming costumes adorned beaches as people sought respite from daily life against picturesque coastal backdrops. Back home in Lambeth Walk, residents found solace amidst chaos by purchasing their very own Spitfire aircraft – a symbol of hope and strength during challenging times. Meanwhile, an unexpected swarm of bees settled at Victoria Street's bomb site – nature's reminder that beauty can emerge even from destruction. Royal Blue soared above adversity as one of England's prized racing pigeons – not only delivering messages but also becoming an emblematic figure representing resilience amid war-torn skies.