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Off Ice Collection

"Exploring the Unseen: Off Ice Adventures and Inspirations" Step off the ice rink for a moment and delve into a world of captivating hints that transcend time and space

Background imageOff Ice Collection: Recruitment poster for the RAF

Recruitment poster for the RAF
Recruitment poster for the Royal Air Force -- the gateway to a brighter life. The recruitment office is in Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London

Background imageOff Ice Collection: Royal Navy recruitment poster

Royal Navy recruitment poster. Stokers required, no previous experience necessary, age 18 to 25 years. Apply to the Royal Navy Recruiting Office, Naval Base, Great Yarmouth

Background imageOff Ice Collection: CHARLES DICKENS (1812-1870). English novelist. Dickens Dream

CHARLES DICKENS (1812-1870). English novelist. Dickens Dream. Unfinished oil painting by Robert William Buss, 1870s

Background imageOff Ice Collection: The Royal Logistic Corps

The Royal Logistic Corps. The Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) was formed in 1993, by the union of the following British Army corps: Royal Corps of Transport, Royal Army Ordnance Corps

Background imageOff Ice Collection: Carl Sagan, US astronomer

Carl Sagan, US astronomer
Carl Edward Sagan (1934-1996), US astronomer and astrochemist. Sagan was a consultant and adviser to NASA, and worked on the Apollo mission, as well as the Mariner, Viking, Voyager

Background imageOff Ice Collection: BBC 1935

BBC 1935
Spread from Radio Pictorial Annual showing the British Broadcasting Centre including the interior with the vaudeville studio, the gramaphone effects studio, concert hall, council chamber

Background imageOff Ice Collection: Carbon and Carbide Building, Chicago, Illinois, America

Carbon and Carbide Building, Chicago, Illinois, America
Gold leaf topped Carbon & Carbide Building, Chicago, Illinois, America

Background imageOff Ice Collection: Easter Rising commerated, 1932

Easter Rising commerated, 1932
Five battalions of the Irish Republican Army marching passed the General Post Office in Dublin on Easter Sunday, 1932, to commerate the Easter Rising of 1916

Background imageOff Ice Collection: Post Office Tower

Post Office Tower
Post Office (British Telecom) Tower, photographed from the corner of Windmill Street, central London

Background imageOff Ice Collection: Angels at the Rockerfeller Centre

Angels at the Rockerfeller Centre, decorated for Christmas, New York City, USA

Background imageOff Ice Collection: Line of flags outside the United Nations Building

Line of flags outside the United Nations Building, Manhattan, New York City, USA

Background imageOff Ice Collection: After World War Two - Heathrow Airport Facilities

After World War Two - Heathrow Airport Facilities
After World War Two - The rather basic Heathrow Airport Reception and Communication Facilities. Date: 1946

Background imageOff Ice Collection: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Transformation of Dr Jekyll into Mr Hyde, a scene from Robert Louis Stevensons novel. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageOff Ice 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 imageOff Ice Collection: Adelaide Oval, River Torrens and Central Business District, Adelaide, South Australia

Adelaide Oval, River Torrens and Central Business District, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia - aerial

Background imageOff Ice Collection: Shah of Iran - Reza Shah Pevlavi

Shah of Iran - Reza Shah Pevlavi
Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, Shah of Iran, (1919 - 1980). Emperor of Iran from 16th September 1941, until his overthrow by the Iranian Revolution on 11th February 1979"

Background imageOff Ice Collection: Ration Book July 1942

Ration Book July 1942
A Ministry of Food ration book issued in July 1942, to be returned if lost to the Greenwich food office

Background imageOff Ice Collection: T E Lawrence, Colonel Dawnay and Commander Hogarth

T E Lawrence, Colonel Dawnay and Commander Hogarth
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence (aka Lawrence of Arabia, 1888-1935), British Army officer best known for his liaison role during the Arab Revolt against Ottoman Turkish rule of 1916-1918

Background imageOff Ice Collection: Fingerprint Sheet

Fingerprint Sheet
Fingerprints on a fingerprint record sheet from the New Scotland Yard criminal record office. Metropolitan Police

Background imageOff Ice Collection: Heath Robinson - Lancing-Wheel

Heath Robinson - Lancing-Wheel
RECOMMENDED TO THE WAR OFFICE (REPLY AWAITED) Patent Applied For: The New Lancing-Wheel for Teaching Young Lancers to Lance. A typically convoluted contraption created by William Heath Robinson

Background imageOff Ice Collection: Thomas Mitchell and James Stewart in Frank Capras Mr Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Thomas Mitchell and James Stewart in Frank Capras Mr Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Thomas Mitchell and James Stewart

Background imageOff Ice Collection: Academy Poster for Satyajit Rays Company Limited (1971)

Academy Poster for Satyajit Rays Company Limited (1971)
Satyajit Rays Company Limited (1971) Seemabaddha

Background imageOff Ice Collection: Acfords Ltd printers, Industrial Estate, Sussex

Acfords Ltd printers, Industrial Estate, Sussex
Men working at Acfords Ltd printers, Industrial Estate, Sussex interior, 20 Mar 1957 Chichester Photographic Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: CPS0752-2

Background imageOff Ice Collection: Post Office Tower

Post Office Tower
Post Office (British Telecom) Tower, one of Londons most famous landmarks, building started in 1961 and the tower was completed in July 1964. View from Percy Street, W1. Date: built 1961 - 1964

Background imageOff Ice Collection: Use the Air Mail Poster

Use the Air Mail Poster
GPO Poster, Use the Air Mail, The Fastest Mail. Depicting the underside of a monoplane against a blue and black sky

Background imageOff Ice Collection: Saucy dancer, wearing only balloons - Following raid

Saucy dancer, wearing only balloons - Following raid
Saucy dancer, wearing only balloons, following a police raid: " You can t pin anything on me!" Date: late 1930s

Background imageOff Ice Collection: The Eastcastle Street Robbery, 1952

The Eastcastle Street Robbery, 1952
A page from the Illustrated London News, detailing the Eastcastle Street Robbery of 1952, when a Post Office van was hijacked and its contents, 200, 000 in soiled notes, were stolen

Background imageOff Ice Collection: CAMEL CIGARETTE AD, 1946. More Doctors smoke Camels than any other cigarette

CAMEL CIGARETTE AD, 1946. More Doctors smoke Camels than any other cigarette! Advertisement for Camel cigarettes from an American magazine, 1946

Background imageOff Ice Collection: Andrei Kolmogorov, Soviet mathematician

Andrei Kolmogorov, Soviet mathematician
Andrei Kolmogorov (1903-1987), Soviet mathematician. Kolmogorov is widely considered one of the most prominent mathematicians of the 20th century

Background imageOff Ice Collection: Scrooge at his Desk

Scrooge at his Desk
Old Scrooge sat busy in his counting house

Background imageOff Ice Collection: Peoples Republic of China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Hong Kong Island

Peoples Republic of China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Hong Kong Island. Sunset viewed from near the Peak complex

Background imageOff Ice Collection: LENIN READING PRAVDA

LENIN READING PRAVDA
VLADIMIR ILICH ULYANOV LENIN Russian statesman, reading a copy of Pravda in his study

Background imageOff Ice Collection: Main Office Entrance, Port Sunlight

Main Office Entrance, Port Sunlight. Port Sunlight is a garden village which was founded in 1888 by Lever to house his soap factory workers

Background imageOff Ice Collection: Pensions Introduced

Pensions Introduced
The scene at an English Post Office, when old age pensioners call in for the first time to receive their government pension

Background imageOff Ice 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 imageOff Ice Collection: Chicago Board of Trade Building

Chicago Board of Trade Building and Observatory, USA Date: circa 1940s

Background imageOff Ice Collection: Evening in Soho

Evening in Soho
Men stroll and gaze into shop windows on an early evening in St Annes Court, Soho, London Date: 1960s

Background imageOff Ice Collection: San Sebastian

San Sebastian, Spain. The Basque city of San Sebastian is well known for its picturestic beaches, beautiful architecture, and delicious food or Tapas

Background imageOff Ice Collection: Singapore Skyline at night, Singapore

Singapore Skyline at night, Singapore

Background imageOff Ice Collection: Draughtsmen at work

Draughtsmen at work
Draughtsmen prepare technical drawings for an electronic wiring system, in a large open plan room, with plenty of essential natural light. Photograph by Heinz Zinram

Background imageOff Ice Collection: Gurneys Steam Carriage

Gurneys Steam Carriage
Goldsworthy Gurneys steam carriage is one of the most successful of its kind and 15 are built : tested by the War Office one averages 15 mph on the round trip London to Bath

Background imageOff Ice Collection: Asahi Beer headquarters

Asahi Beer headquarters, Tokyo, Japan The building and the sculpture Flamme d Or were designed by Phillipe Starck in the 1980 s

Background imageOff Ice Collection: Some of the flags of the European Union, La Defense, Paris, France, Europe

Some of the flags of the European Union, La Defense, Paris, France, Europe

Background imageOff Ice Collection: Sorting Post 1930S

Sorting Post 1930S
One of the hundreds of groups of auxiliaries at the General Post Office (GPO), dispatching parcels to distant colonies during the usual Christmas postal rush

Background imageOff Ice Collection: Village Post Office

Village Post Office
The Crantock Stores, near Newquay, Cornwall; selling Walls ice cream, newspapers, postcards and incorporating the village post office

Background imageOff Ice Collection: Telegraph Office 1900

Telegraph Office 1900
Around a hundred telegraph clerks are employed in this one room alone at the Central Telegraph Office, London

Background imageOff Ice Collection: Clocking-In Machine

Clocking-In Machine
A Clocking In machine in a factory records the hours workers start and leave the workplace

Background imageOff Ice Collection: General Post Office

General Post Office
THE GENERAL POST OFFICE, Lombard Street, London



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"Exploring the Unseen: Off Ice Adventures and Inspirations" Step off the ice rink for a moment and delve into a world of captivating hints that transcend time and space. From a Royal Navy recruitment poster beckoning brave souls to join their ranks, to Charles Dickens' unfinished masterpiece "Dickens Dream, " these glimpses into history offer us a chance to reflect on our own dreams. The Royal Logistic Corps stands as a testament to the power of organization and efficiency, while Carl Sagan's cosmic wonders remind us of the vastness of our universe. As we commemorate the Easter Rising in 1932, we honor those who fought for freedom with unwavering determination. Recruitment posters for the RAF ignite an adventurous spirit within us all, urging us to take flight towards new horizons. The BBC's presence in 1935 signifies not only technological progress but also serves as a reminder of how media shapes society. Gaze upon the towering Post Office Tower, symbolizing connectivity and communication that transcends borders. Marvel at "Angels at Rockefeller Centre, " embodying hope and unity amidst bustling city life. The Shah of Iran, Reza Shah Pahlavi, represents both tradition and modernity in his reign - a dichotomy mirrored in Robert Louis Stevenson's timeless tale "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. " As we pass by lines of flags outside the United Nations Building, let them serve as reminders that diplomacy can bridge divides between nations. Off ice adventures await those willing to explore beyond their comfort zones; just like these hints from various moments in history have inspired generations before us. So step away from your skates momentarily – there is so much more waiting beyond what meets your eyes on this icy surface.