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Opportunity Collection

"Embracing the Winds of Opportunity: From Vassar College Girl 1922 to Mars Spirit Rover" In the vast tapestry of history

Background imageOpportunity Collection: Vassar College Girl 1922

Vassar College Girl 1922
American college girl or the Vassar girl of 1922

Background imageOpportunity Collection: Trevithicks Railway

Trevithicks Railway
Richard Trevithicks London Railway and Locomotive at Euston Square, run as an entertainment before the potential of his new high pressure steam engine became fully realised

Background imageOpportunity Collection: Mars Spirit rover

Mars Spirit rover. Computer illustration of the Spirit rover on the surface of Mars. This is one of two identical rovers sent to Mars in 2003

Background imageOpportunity Collection: The rock fortress of Sigiriya (Lion Rock)

The rock fortress of Sigiriya (Lion Rock), UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sri Lanka, Asia

Background imageOpportunity Collection: Hot air balloon

Hot air balloon, Christchurch, Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand, Pacific

Background imageOpportunity Collection: Maps Wrens London

Maps Wrens London
Christopher Wren seizes the opportunity of the Great Fire to draw up plans for a brave new London - which alas will be only partially realised. Date: 1666

Background imageOpportunity Collection: New York City skyline with illuminated skyscrapers seen from above during sunrise, New York State

New York City skyline with illuminated skyscrapers seen from above during sunrise, New York State, USA

Background imageOpportunity Collection: Planet Earth on human hands, breaking down and crumbling

Planet Earth on human hands, breaking down and crumbling with fragments falling apart. Airbrush illustration

Background imageOpportunity Collection: Poster advertising Canada to British settlers

Poster advertising Canada to British settlers
Poster for Canadian Pacific, inviting British settlers, married or single, to go to Canada. Help given towards farm purchase. Assisted passages for approved applicants

Background imageOpportunity Collection: Vintage World War II poster featuring bombs falling

Vintage World War II poster featuring bombs falling. It reads: Remember Pearl Harbor Enlist Now! United States Coast Guard

Background imageOpportunity Collection: Barrister, Woman Of The Future (b / w photo)

Barrister, Woman Of The Future (b / w photo)
3092907 Barrister, Woman Of The Future (b/w photo) by French Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Barrister, Woman Of The Future)

Background imageOpportunity Collection: A 3D conceptual image of the world at your fingertips

A 3D conceptual image of the world at your fingertips

Background imageOpportunity Collection: Svalbard. Mother and child Polar Bears

Svalbard. Mother and child Polar Bears

Background imageOpportunity Collection: Antarctica. Adelie Penguin gathers a pebble for a nest

Antarctica. Adelie Penguin gathers a pebble for a nest

Background imageOpportunity Collection: Tarasque of Tarascon

Tarasque of Tarascon
At Tarascon, Provence, a dragon processes through the town recalling a monster caught by Ste Marthe, who took the opportunity to convert the townsfolk to Christianity

Background imageOpportunity Collection: Panoramic view of the plains of Meridiani on the planet Mars

Panoramic view of the plains of Meridiani on the planet Mars
Panoramic image of an area on Mars dubbed Rub al Khali, acquired by the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity on the plains of Meridiani

Background imageOpportunity Collection: Road and mountain ash trees, Yarra Ranges National Park, Victoria, Australia, Pacific

Road and mountain ash trees, Yarra Ranges National Park, Victoria, Australia, Pacific

Background imageOpportunity 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 imageOpportunity Collection: Wadden Sea structures

Wadden Sea structures
Piet Haaksma

Background imageOpportunity Collection: morning beauty

morning beauty
Norbert Maier

Background imageOpportunity Collection: America First poster, between 1911 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing

America First poster, between 1911 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing. America First poster, between 1911 and 1920
America First poster, between 1911 and 1920. Uncle Sam shaking a European immigrant by the hand, with text in multiple languages including Italian, Polish, Hebrew, Czech

Background imageOpportunity Collection: Charing Cross Dressing Station bunkers, Ploegsteert

Charing Cross Dressing Station bunkers, Ploegsteert
These are close by the Plugstreet Experience 14-18 (Interpretation Centre) and served the Dressing Station which, like many of the sites around here, used a series of Central London names

Background imageOpportunity Collection: Jesus On The Cross With Two Others

Jesus On The Cross With Two Others

Background imageOpportunity Collection: The follower

The follower
Catalin Alexandru

Background imageOpportunity Collection: Where to go?

Where to go?
Izidor Gasperlin

Background imageOpportunity Collection: Golden Sunrise

Golden Sunrise
Piet Flour

Background imageOpportunity Collection: November

November
Christophe Kiciak

Background imageOpportunity Collection: Fauvel AV. 36 R15

Fauvel AV. 36 R15
Fauvel AV.36 R15, a tail-less glider of the Royal Air Force Gliding and Soaring Association, based at the RAFGSA Centre, RAF Bicester

Background imageOpportunity Collection: Titanic Hero Memorial notice, Belfast

Titanic Hero Memorial notice, Belfast
RMS Titanic - notice relating to the Belfast Titanic Hero Memorial'. It reads The Lady Mayoress having desired the opportunity of putting before our employes a suggestion that they should be

Background imageOpportunity Collection: Haymaking near Conway, 1852-53 (oil on canvas)

Haymaking near Conway, 1852-53 (oil on canvas)
940218 Haymaking near Conway, 1852-53 (oil on canvas) by Cox, David (1783-1859); 47.5x72.8 cm; Manchester Art Gallery, UK; © Manchester Art Gallery

Background imageOpportunity Collection: Policeman, Woman Of The Future (b / w photo)

Policeman, Woman Of The Future (b / w photo)
3108093 Policeman, Woman Of The Future (b/w photo) by French Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Policeman, Woman Of The Future)

Background imageOpportunity Collection: Garde Champetre, Woman Of The Future (b / w photo)

Garde Champetre, Woman Of The Future (b / w photo)
3092914 Garde Champetre, Woman Of The Future (b/w photo) by French Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Garde Champetre, Woman Of The Future)

Background imageOpportunity Collection: Master Of Arms, Woman Of The Future (b / w photo)

Master Of Arms, Woman Of The Future (b / w photo)
3092904 Master Of Arms, Woman Of The Future (b/w photo) by French Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Master Of Arms, Woman Of The Future)

Background imageOpportunity Collection: Sub-Lieutenant, Woman Of The Future (b / w photo)

Sub-Lieutenant, Woman Of The Future (b / w photo)
3092903 Sub-Lieutenant, Woman Of The Future (b/w photo) by French Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Sub-Lieutenant, Woman Of The Future)

Background imageOpportunity Collection: Zouave, Woman Of The Future (b / w photo)

Zouave, Woman Of The Future (b / w photo)
3092905 Zouave, Woman Of The Future (b/w photo) by French Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Zouave, Woman Of The Future)

Background imageOpportunity Collection: Little Drummer, Woman Of The Future (b / w photo)

Little Drummer, Woman Of The Future (b / w photo)
3092898 Little Drummer, Woman Of The Future (b/w photo) by French Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Little Drummer, Woman Of The Future)

Background imageOpportunity Collection: Mayor, Woman Of The Future (b / w photo)

Mayor, Woman Of The Future (b / w photo)
3092912 Mayor, Woman Of The Future (b/w photo) by French Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Mayor, Woman Of The Future)

Background imageOpportunity Collection: Fireman, Woman Of The Future (b / w photo)

Fireman, Woman Of The Future (b / w photo)
3092908 Fireman, Woman Of The Future (b/w photo) by French Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Fireman, Woman Of The Future)

Background imageOpportunity Collection: Sous-Off, Woman Of The Future (b / w photo)

Sous-Off, Woman Of The Future (b / w photo)
3092902 Sous-Off, Woman Of The Future (b/w photo) by French Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Sous-Off, Woman Of The Future)

Background imageOpportunity Collection: Coachman, Woman Of The Future (b / w photo)

Coachman, Woman Of The Future (b / w photo)
3092916 Coachman, Woman Of The Future (b/w photo) by French Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Coachman, Woman Of The Future)

Background imageOpportunity Collection: Artist, Woman Of The Future (b / w photo)

Artist, Woman Of The Future (b / w photo)
3092906 Artist, Woman Of The Future (b/w photo) by French Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Artist, Woman Of The Future)

Background imageOpportunity Collection: Parliamentarian, Woman Of The Future (b / w photo)

Parliamentarian, Woman Of The Future (b / w photo)
3092911 Parliamentarian, Woman Of The Future (b/w photo) by French Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Parliamentarian, Woman Of The Future)

Background imageOpportunity Collection: General, Woman Of The Future (b / w photo)

General, Woman Of The Future (b / w photo)
3092900 General, Woman Of The Future (b/w photo) by French Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: General, Woman Of The Future)

Background imageOpportunity Collection: Jockey, Woman Of The Future (b / w photo)

Jockey, Woman Of The Future (b / w photo)
3092910 Jockey, Woman Of The Future (b/w photo) by French Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Jockey, Woman Of The Future)

Background imageOpportunity Collection: Journalist, Woman Of The Future (b / w photo)

Journalist, Woman Of The Future (b / w photo)
3092909 Journalist, Woman Of The Future (b/w photo) by French Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Journalist, Woman Of The Future)

Background imageOpportunity Collection: Military Conscript, Woman Of The Future (b / w photo)

Military Conscript, Woman Of The Future (b / w photo)
3092897 Military Conscript, Woman Of The Future (b/w photo) by French Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Military Conscript, Woman Of The Future)

Background imageOpportunity Collection: Sailor, Woman Of The Future (b / w photo)

Sailor, Woman Of The Future (b / w photo)
3092901 Sailor, Woman Of The Future (b/w photo) by French Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Sailor, Woman Of The Future)

Background imageOpportunity Collection: 912 F St. NW, Washington, DC. Creator: Chris Suspect

912 F St. NW, Washington, DC. Creator: Chris Suspect
912 F St. NW, Washington, DC



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"Embracing the Winds of Opportunity: From Vassar College Girl 1922 to Mars Spirit Rover" In the vast tapestry of history, countless moments have presented themselves as gateways to new possibilities. From the determined Vassar College girl in 1922, breaking barriers and paving the way for future generations, to Trevithick's Railway revolutionizing transportation, it has always beckoned. As we gaze upon the majestic rock fortress of Sigiriya, known as Lion Rock, we are reminded that even amidst adversity, opportunities can arise. Just like the Mars Spirit rover exploring uncharted territories on our neighboring planet or soaring high above in a hot air balloon - seizing every chance for discovery and growth. Maps Wrens London guided explorers through bustling streets while Tarasque of Tarascon symbolized bravery against all odds. And who could forget that awe-inspiring New York City skyline at sunrise? A testament to human ingenuity and ambition reaching for new heights. Yet with opportunity comes responsibility. As Planet Earth crumbles within our hands, it serves as a stark reminder that we must seize this moment to protect and preserve what is left. Like a poster advertising Canada to British settlers or vintage World War II posters urging unity during times of chaos – each offering an escape from uncertainty towards brighter horizons. Nature too presents us with unexpected chances; Bramblings feeding on sunflower seeds in fields flooded by high water levels demonstrate resilience and adaptability when faced with challenges beyond their control. Opportunity surrounds us daily; it whispers through time and space, and is up to us whether we choose to embrace its call or let it slip away into oblivion. So let us grasp these fleeting moments tightly – for they hold within them infinite potential waiting patiently for those willing enough to seize them wholeheartedly.