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"Unveiling the Secrets: A Journey through History with a Note" Step into the world of knowledge and discovery as we unravel the hidden tales behind various notes

Background imageNote Collection: Five pound note

Five pound note issued by the Bank of England

Background imageNote Collection: Skull anatomy by Leonardo da Vinci

Skull anatomy by Leonardo da Vinci. Historical artwork and notes on the anatomy of the human skull and teeth, by the Italian artist and scientist Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)

Background imageNote Collection: Music Score of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) (pen and ink on paper) (b / w photo)

Music Score of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) (pen and ink on paper) (b / w photo)
XJF107411 Music Score of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) (pen and ink on paper) (b/w photo) by German School, (18th century); Private Collection; German, out of copyright

Background imageNote Collection: Big Ben and London Tram

Big Ben and London Tram
A wet evening at the Westminster Bridge end of the Victoria Embankment, with Big Ben showing the light which indicates that Parliament is sitting. Note also the tram

Background imageNote Collection: Da Vincis crossbow

Da Vincis crossbow. Late 19th Century reproduction of a page from a notebook written by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), showing his design for a giant crossbow. Published circa 1894-1904

Background imageNote Collection: Formation Fighting Wwi

Formation Fighting Wwi
Formation fighting between German and British aeroplanes - a battle in the skies during World War One. Note the colourful paintwork of the German planes

Background imageNote Collection: The Owl and The Pussycat

The Owl and The Pussycat
The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea In a beautiful pea green boat, They took some honey, and plenty of money, Wrapped up in a five pound note

Background imageNote Collection: Map / Afghanistan C1860S

Map / Afghanistan C1860S
Map of Afghanistan and Beluchistan (note camel routes are measured in days, not miles)

Background imageNote Collection: Catford Evacuees

Catford Evacuees
A group of excited evacuee schoolchildren wait with their nurses on the platform of Catford train station in south east London. (Note the barrage balloon behind them)

Background imageNote Collection: Beetles

Beetles
Double page spread of pencil and watercolour illustrations and sketches of beetles by Henry Walter Bates

Background imageNote Collection: Grimsby Street

Grimsby Street
A trolleybus and only two cars on Freeman Street, Grimsby, Humberside. Note the smartly-dressed pedestrians and litter-free street

Background imageNote Collection: Train crossing Stockport viaduct on London & North Western Railway. Note pollution of river banks

Train crossing Stockport viaduct on London & North Western Railway. Note pollution of river banks, smoking chimneys and complete domination of scene by railway viaduct

Background imageNote Collection: French revolutionary politician Jean-Paul Marat, fatally stabbed in his bath by Charlotte Corday

French revolutionary politician Jean-Paul Marat, fatally stabbed in his bath by Charlotte Corday, 13 July 1793
DAVID: THE DEATH OF MARAT. French revolutionary politician Jean-Paul Marat, fatally stabbed in his bath by Charlotte Corday, 13 July 1793. Oil on canvas, 1793, by Jacques Louis David

Background imageNote Collection: 1923 German Hyperinflation

1923 German Hyperinflation
A boy and men with a pile of useless Deutsch mark banknotes as hyperinflation hits Germany in 1923

Background imageNote Collection: Consett Ironworks

Consett Ironworks
Consett Iron Works, county Durham - a spectacular sight at night. Note the railway for transporting the coal in the foreground

Background imageNote Collection: British Bank Notes

British Bank Notes
A One Pound and a Ten Shillings note issued following a moratorium announced by the Government at the outbreak of World War One

Background imageNote 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 imageNote Collection: Felix kept on walking - Music Sheet Cover

Felix kept on walking - Music Sheet Cover Issued in conjunction with the Felix the cat cartoons appearing exclusively in Pathes Eve & Everybodys film review (note), words by Ede Bryant

Background imageNote Collection: Electric guitar and amplifier

Electric guitar and amplifier

Background imageNote Collection: German Armoured Vehicles; Second World War, 1944

German Armoured Vehicles; Second World War, 1944
Illustration showing a selection of German armoured vehicles used during the Battle for Normandy in 1944. The vehicles shown include Panther and Tiger tanks (left foreground)

Background imageNote Collection: Ww2 Clothing Coupons

Ww2 Clothing Coupons
Two CLOTHING BOOKS containing coupons without which you couldn t buy clothes : note the date - two years after the end of the war !

Background imageNote Collection: Breakdancing

Breakdancing
A breakdancer spins round on his back and stuns his teenage onlookers. Note the profusion of of white clothes and stilettos, slip-on shoes with white socks, perms and mullets

Background imageNote Collection: Selby Abbey 1950S

Selby Abbey 1950S
The West Front of Selby Abbey, Yorkshire, England, a mixture of Norman, Gothic and Victorian architecture. Note the double decker bus, Selby to Doncaster, via Askern. Date: founded 1069

Background imageNote Collection: The Voice that filled the Albert Hall by H. M. Bateman

The Voice that filled the Albert Hall by H. M. Bateman
Illustration by H. M. Bateman showing a buxom, matronly singer hitting a high note in the Albert Hall. Her voice is so loud (or bad)

Background imageNote Collection: Northumberland Fusiliers

Northumberland Fusiliers
NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS (Note : 4th Battalion has green uniform with scarlet facings)

Background imageNote Collection: Euro bank notes

Euro bank notes. Three fifty Euro bills. The Euro is the common currency for twelve member states of the European Union including Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy

Background imageNote Collection: Guitar string vibrating

Guitar string vibrating. When plucked, the string vibrates at a specific frequency, which determines the pitch of the note

Background imageNote Collection: London Map 1756

London Map 1756
London still surrounded by fields, with Tyburn (note the gallows) and Buckingham House on the outskirts. Trafalgar Square doesn t exist, and Mayfair is still undeveloped

Background imageNote Collection: Lake District Farmhouse

Lake District Farmhouse
Low Tilberthwaite Farm & Barn, a typical farmhouse in the Lancashire part of the Lake District, England. Note the spinning gallery, used for drying out wool. Date: 17th century

Background imageNote Collection: Pumping Engine

Pumping Engine
Kempton Park, Surrey : the triple expansion pumping engine in the waterworks. Note the size of the men

Background imageNote Collection: Douglas C-124 Globemaster O-265406

Douglas C-124 Globemaster O-265406 in the museum at Kelly Air Force Base. This aircraft was scrapped when the airbase closed

Background imageNote Collection: Nissan Note, 2016, White

Nissan Note, 2016, White
Nissan Note 2016 White

Background imageNote Collection: Choirbook number 3. Gregorian chant. 15th. century. Coronati

Choirbook number 3. Gregorian chant. 15th. century. Coronati
Choirbook number 3. Gregorian chant. 15th. century. Antiphonary By Master of Burgo de Osma. Parchment. Coronation of the Virgin surrounded by Saints and Bishops. Miniature. Letter U. Spain

Background imageNote Collection: Illustration, sitar and musical note

Illustration, sitar and musical note

Background imageNote Collection: Tree on the Equator - Sign noting distance to Selfridges

Tree on the Equator - Sign noting distance to Selfridges
A lovely oddity!! A large caravan passing a large tree on the Equator in Africa bearing a sign noting the distance to Selfridges & Co. Ltd. in London! Date: 1910

Background imageNote Collection: One Million German Mark banknote - 1923

One Million German Mark banknote - 1923 - testament to the hyperinflation experienced by the Weimar Republic in the early 1920s. Date: 1923

Background imageNote Collection: Just a wee note by G. E Studdy

Just a wee note by G. E Studdy
Illustration by George Ernest Studdy (1878-1948) showing Bonzo the dog, dressed in a tartan tam o shanter playing the Scottish bagpipes

Background imageNote Collection: Victorian Women Cyclists Descending a Hill, c. 1898

Victorian Women Cyclists Descending a Hill, c. 1898
Photograph showing a group of women descending a hill on their bicycles; this image was probably taken somewhere in England in the summer of 1897. Note the haystacks on the right of the image

Background imageNote Collection: Costume Design for Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Costume Design for Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
3060378 Costume Design for Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 1914 (w/c & gouache on paper) by Brailovsky, Leonid Mihhaylovich (1867-1937); The Museum of the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow

Background imageNote Collection: Junction Picture

Junction Picture
A medieval missionary finds a place where the Earth touches the Heavens. (Note that this is not a medieval illustration but a very clever 19th century pastiche !)

Background imageNote Collection: Choirbook number 7. Gregorian chant. 15th. century. The Visi

Choirbook number 7. Gregorian chant. 15th. century. The Visi
Choirbook number 7. Gregorian chant. 15th. century. Antiphonary By Master of Burgo de Osma. Parchment. The Visitation of Mary to her cousin Elizabeth. Drop cap D. Miniature. Spain

Background imageNote Collection: Poster advertising British military uniform, WW1

Poster advertising British military uniform, WW1
Poster advertising British military uniform, The Studington Military Kit... obtainable only from Studd & Millington Ltd, Military Tailors. Chromolithograph poster, 1914 (c)

Background imageNote Collection: The Brandenburger Concertos, No. 5 D-Dur, 1721 (pen and ink on paper) (see also 308416)

The Brandenburger Concertos, No. 5 D-Dur, 1721 (pen and ink on paper) (see also 308416)
XPH308425 The Brandenburger Concertos, No.5 D-Dur, 1721 (pen and ink on paper) (see also 308416) by Bach, Johann Sebastian (1748-78); Staatsbibliothek, Berlin, Germany; (add.info.: 1)

Background imageNote Collection: Money tree, conceptual artwork

Money tree, conceptual artwork
Money tree, conceptual computer artwork

Background imageNote Collection: Faraday on magnetism and gravity, 1849

Faraday on magnetism and gravity, 1849
Faraday on magnetism and gravity. Page from the notebooks of British physicist Michael Faraday (1791-1867), showing notes and a diagram of an apparatus for investigating magnetism and gravity

Background imageNote Collection: 50000000000 Mark note

50000000000 Mark note
The hyperinflation in the Weimar Republic 1921-1923. Front of a Banknote on 50 000 000 000 Mark edited iat Hamburg 1/11 1923. Date: 1921-1923

Background imageNote Collection: Chicago Stockyards

Chicago Stockyards
Cattle awaiting slaughter in the Union Stock Yards, Chicago - note the boards for Armour and Swift

Background imageNote Collection: Playing on the Street

Playing on the Street
Children playing on a suburban street. Note the absence of parked cars - only a solitary motorcycle and sidecar!



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"Unveiling the Secrets: A Journey through History with a Note" Step into the world of knowledge and discovery as we unravel the hidden tales behind various notes. From Leonardo da Vinci's intricate sketches of skull anatomy to Johann Sebastian Bach's mesmerizing music score, each note holds a story waiting to be told. Delve into da Vinci's genius mind as his crossbow design takes center stage, showcasing his multifaceted talents beyond art. Witness the formation fighting during WWI, where notes were exchanged between soldiers on battlefields, carrying messages of hope and camaraderie amidst chaos. Marvel at the delicate pen strokes on paper that brought Bach's timeless melodies to life, reminding us of the power of music transcending time and space. Travel back in time with a black-and-white photograph capturing Grimsby Street or join Catford evacuees as they embark on an unforgettable journey during wartime. Gaze upon Big Ben standing tall against London Tram, symbolizing resilience and unity in times of adversity. Explore Jean-Paul Marat's tragic fate immortalized by Jacques Louis David's oil painting – a chilling reminder of revolutionary turmoil. Escape reality with "The Owl and The Pussycat, " a whimsical note transporting us to Edward Lear's enchanting world filled with imagination and wonder. Finally, witness industrial prowess at Consett Ironworks or trace Afghanistan's historical borders through an ancient map from the 1860s. These diverse notes connect us across centuries, bridging gaps between cultures and generations. They remind us that even in this digital age, there is something magical about pen meeting paper or brushstrokes telling stories on canvas. So let these notes guide you through history’s corridors as we unlock their secrets together – for within each stroke lies a tale waiting to be heard.