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Passage Collection

In 1845, the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror set sail on a treacherous journey to discover the elusive Northwest Passage

Background imagePassage Collection: The Crooked House, Himley, Staffordshire

The Crooked House, Himley, Staffordshire
The Passage and doorway of the Crooked House, Himley, Staffordshire. During the early 19th century, mining in the area caused one side of the building to begin gradually sinking

Background imagePassage Collection: HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, 1845

HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, 1845
Engraving showing HMS Erebus (left) and HMS Terror, pictured on the River Thames, 1845. In 1845 the British Admiralty sent two polar exploration ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror

Background imagePassage Collection: Captain Francis Crozier of HMS Terror, 1845

Captain Francis Crozier of HMS Terror, 1845
Engraving of Captain Francis Crozier (1796-1848) of HMS Terror, pictured shortly before departing on the ill-fated Franklin Arctic expedition of 1845

Background imagePassage Collection: Real Tennis in Paris

Real Tennis in Paris
The last jeu de paume in Paris, Passage Cendrier

Background imagePassage Collection: Reconstruction of the Stone circles at Avebury, Wiltshire

Reconstruction of the Stone circles at Avebury, Wiltshire
Reconstruction (after J. Britton) of the Stone circles at Avebury, Wiltshire - The Great stone circle, it is said, was approached by two avenues of 200 stones each

Background imagePassage Collection: Cave of Plato, Jan Saenredam, Cornelis Cornelisz. van Haarlem, 1604

Cave of Plato, Jan Saenredam, Cornelis Cornelisz. van Haarlem, 1604

Background imagePassage Collection: Liverpool Slums, 27th June 1962. Our Picture Shows... mother

Liverpool Slums, 27th June 1962. Our Picture Shows... mother and children making their way through a back alley

Background imagePassage Collection: Roald Amundsen (1872-1928)

Roald Amundsen (1872-1928)
Photograph of Captain Roald Engelbreth Gravning Amundsen, the Norwegian explorer, in his cold weather clothing and skis, Antarctica, 1912

Background imagePassage Collection: Departure of the Emigrant Ship Lizzie Webber, 1852

Departure of the Emigrant Ship Lizzie Webber, 1852
Engraving showing the two-masted emigrant ship, Lizzie Webber, leaving Sunderland for Australia, 1852. This was the first emigrant ship to make that passage

Background imagePassage Collection: Captain Sir John Franklin (1786-1847)

Captain Sir John Franklin (1786-1847)
Engraving of Captain Sir John Franklin in his Royal Navy uniform, pictured shortly before departing on his ill-fated Arctic expedition of 1845

Background imagePassage Collection: R. M. S. Queen Mary and R. M. S. Queen Elizabeth, off Cowes

R. M. S. Queen Mary and R. M. S. Queen Elizabeth, off Cowes
Photograph of the two huge liners Queen Mary, in the foreground, and Queen Elizabeth, at top right. The Queen Elizabeth was setting off on her regular service between Southampton and New York

Background imagePassage Collection: The Enterprise and Investigator surrounded by ice, Barro

The Enterprise and Investigator surrounded by ice, Barro
Engraving showing the Enterprise and Investigator surrounded by pack ice in Barrows Straits, September 1849. These two ships were used by Sir James Clark Rosss Expedition of 1848-1849 to search

Background imagePassage Collection: The End of Sir John Franklins Arctic Expedition, 1845

The End of Sir John Franklins Arctic Expedition, 1845
Engraving showing the end of Sir John Franklins ill-fated Arctic expedition of 1845, entitled They Forged the last link with their lives. This engraving was taken from a painting by W

Background imagePassage Collection: Franklins expedition seeking Northwest Passage

Franklins expedition seeking Northwest Passage
Seals and sea-birds watch as Sir John Franklins Erebus and Terror sail cautiously between Arctic icebergs

Background imagePassage Collection: Dolly of the Chop House

Dolly of the Chop House
Wily owner of the chop house in Queen s-head-passage, London, Dollys fame was such that she is remembered in print. Here she pours herself a medicinal drop of something

Background imagePassage Collection: Last record, dated 1847 and 1848, of Sir John Franklins expedition in search of the Northwest

Last record, dated 1847 and 1848, of Sir John Franklins expedition in search of the Northwest passage, found in 1859
FRANKLIN EXPEDITION, 1848. Last record, dated 1847 and 1848, of Sir John Franklins expedition in search of the Northwest passage, found in 1859

Background imagePassage Collection: Transit of Venus 1874

Transit of Venus 1874
A diagram showing the areas of the world which will be able to view the transit of Venus across the face of the sun on the 8th December 1874

Background imagePassage Collection: Maze, artwork

Maze, artwork
Maze, computer artwork

Background imagePassage Collection: USA, Texas, near Marble Falls, Tracks in blue bonnets

USA, Texas, near Marble Falls, Tracks in blue bonnets

Background imagePassage Collection: Missionary Society Seal

Missionary Society Seal
Seal of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts ; the banner above the ship is a plea for a safe passage

Background imagePassage Collection: Artemis / Diana

Artemis / Diana
The goddess of childbirth and womens rites of passage, depicted with the new moon on her head and a cape embroidered with stars

Background imagePassage Collection: Roald Amundsen (1872-1928)

Roald Amundsen (1872-1928)
Photographic portrait of Roald Engelbreth Gravning Amundsen, the Norwegian explorer who was the first man to navigate the Northwest Passage and reach the South Pole

Background imagePassage Collection: Europe, Greece, Santorini, Pyrgos. Building passageway

Europe, Greece, Santorini, Pyrgos. Building passageway. Credit as: Jim Nilsen / Jaynes Gallery / DanitaDelimont.com

Background imagePassage Collection: Old Leadenhall Market, London, c. 1880

Old Leadenhall Market, London, c. 1880
Series of views of the Old Leadenhall Market, London, c.1880. The images show (clockwise from top left): Market entrance from Gracechurch Street; Half Moon Passage; Half Moon Corner; Old Poulterers

Background imagePassage Collection: ANGLO-SAXON CHRONICLE. The passage reproduced contains a record of Aethelred

ANGLO-SAXON CHRONICLE. The passage reproduced contains a record of Aethelred and Alfreds defeat of the Danes at Ashdown (Vale of White Horse), Berkshire, England, in 871

Background imagePassage Collection: Maze, computer artwork

Maze, computer artwork

Background imagePassage Collection: Back of Conway Street, off Great Homer Street, Everton, Liverpool, 5th December 1961

Back of Conway Street, off Great Homer Street, Everton, Liverpool, 5th December 1961

Background imagePassage Collection: Nuns in Venice, Italy

Nuns in Venice, Italy
Nuns walking along a narrow passageway in Venice, Italy. circa 1969

Background imagePassage Collection: The Isle of the Dead, 1886 (oil on panel)

The Isle of the Dead, 1886 (oil on panel)
JHG176726 The Isle of the Dead, 1886 (oil on panel) by Bocklin, Arnold (1827-1901); 80x154 cm; Museum der Bildenden Kunste, Leipzig, Germany; Swiss, out of copyright

Background imagePassage Collection: Sketches at the Granville Marina, Ramsgate (engraving)

Sketches at the Granville Marina, Ramsgate (engraving)
1049614 Sketches at the Granville Marina, Ramsgate (engraving) by Ralston, William (1848-1911) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Sketches at the Granville Marina, Ramsgate)

Background imagePassage Collection: Oxford Canal Motor Boat

Oxford Canal Motor Boat
Holidays afloat! The converted narrow boat Mabel, with its crew of happy holidaymakers, on passage between locks, from Braunston to Oxford, Oxford Canal, Napton, Warwickshire. Date: 1960s

Background imagePassage Collection: Boy dragging coal wagon with harness and chain in mine

Boy dragging coal wagon with harness and chain in mine
A boy with a harness and chain between his legs drags a heavy coal truck along a low underground passage in a mine at Halifax, Yorkshire

Background imagePassage Collection: Amundsen Voyage Map

Amundsen Voyage Map
A map showing the route of Amundsens voyage through the North-west Passage

Background imagePassage Collection: Passage of the Issel (Ijssel), a river which runs through Germany and the Netherlands

Passage of the Issel (Ijssel), a river which runs through Germany and the Netherlands, by British troops, winter of 1794-1795, during the French Revolutionary Wars. Date: 1794

Background imagePassage Collection: Voisin Bird of Passage biplane

Voisin Bird of Passage biplane
John Theodore Cuthbert Jtc Moore-Brabazons Voisin Bird of Passage Biplane Number 4 Parked Outside the Short Brothers Hangar at Leysdown in 1909 Date: 1909

Background imagePassage Collection: Two forms of transport on a London bridge

Two forms of transport on a London bridge -- a double decker bus on the left, a horse and cart on the right. The bus is on Route 33A, serving Sheen, Hammersmith, Kensington, Piccadilly Circus

Background imagePassage Collection: East View of the Forts Jellali and Merani, Muskah, Arabia, June 1793 (w / c, pen & ink

East View of the Forts Jellali and Merani, Muskah, Arabia, June 1793 (w / c, pen & ink
XYC206193 East View of the Forts Jellali and Merani, Muskah, Arabia, June 1793 (w/c, pen & ink and pencil on paper) by Daniell

Background imagePassage Collection: Cork, Blackrock Rail Co

Cork, Blackrock Rail Co
RAILWAY COMPANY The bold design of the Cork, Blackrock and Passage Railway Company

Background imagePassage Collection: Emigrants embarking at the Royal Albert Docks, London, 1911

Emigrants embarking at the Royal Albert Docks, London, 1911
Illustration showing emigrants about to board the New Zealand liner Paparoa to make passage to Queensland, Australia, 1911

Background imagePassage Collection: The four men in charge of the signal box at Brighton

The four men in charge of the signal box at Brighton
The four electrical signal men in charge of the large electrical signal box at Brighton which controls the passage of trains entering Preston Park, Brighton Station

Background imagePassage Collection: Prisoners / Old Bailey

Prisoners / Old Bailey
Prisoners await their turn at the passage and stairs leading to the dock in the Old Bailey

Background imagePassage Collection: Hannibal attacked by the Barbarians in his attempt to force a passage over the frozen Alps

Hannibal attacked by the Barbarians in his attempt to force a passage over the frozen Alps (engraving)
8658595 Hannibal attacked by the Barbarians in his attempt to force a passage over the frozen Alps (engraving) by English School

Background imagePassage Collection: This Mechanized Age, 1937: Giant Carpet Loom (colour litho)

This Mechanized Age, 1937: Giant Carpet Loom (colour litho)
8657555 This Mechanized Age, 1937: Giant Carpet Loom (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Giant Carpet Loom)

Background imagePassage Collection: Chart showing the North West Passage discovered by Captain R. Le M. McClure, HMS Investigator

Chart showing the North West Passage discovered by Captain R. Le M. McClure, HMS Investigator
7295388 Chart showing the North West Passage discovered by Captain R. Le M. McClure, HMS Investigator, 1853 (coloured engraving) by Inglefield

Background imagePassage Collection: The windward passage from Jamaica, betwene the east end of Cuba, and the west end of Hispaniola

The windward passage from Jamaica, betwene the east end of Cuba, and the west end of Hispaniola, 1675 (engraving)
7340052 The windward passage from Jamaica, betwene the east end of Cuba, and the west end of Hispaniola, 1675 (engraving) by Seller, John (1632-97); 43x54 cm; National Maritime Museum, London

Background imagePassage Collection: Chart of the search for Sir John Franklin and discovery of the North West Passage

Chart of the search for Sir John Franklin and discovery of the North West Passage, 1853 (ink on paper)
7295358 Chart of the search for Sir John Franklin and discovery of the North West Passage, 1853 (ink on paper) by Inglefield, Admiral Edward Augustus (1820-94); 39x53 cm; National Maritime Museum



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In 1845, the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror set sail on a treacherous journey to discover the elusive Northwest Passage. Led by Captain Sir John Franklin, this expedition aimed to navigate through uncharted waters and open up new trade routes. Among the crew was Captain Francis Crozier of HMS Terror, a seasoned explorer with an indomitable spirit. As they ventured into the unknown, their path intertwined with history's tapestry. In Paris, real tennis matches were played while Jan Saenredam and Cornelis Cornelisz van Haarlem captured Plato's Cave in stunning detail in 1604. Meanwhile, Stone circles at Avebury stood as silent witnesses to ancient rituals. Roald Amundsen himself would later follow in their footsteps, leaving his mark on Arctic exploration. But for now, it was Franklin's expedition that held the world's attention. Years passed without any news until 1859 when a last record from Franklin's ill-fated voyage was discovered. Dated 1847 and 1848, it revealed glimpses of their struggles against nature's wrath. Liverpool slums painted a stark contrast to the grandeur of R. M. S Queen Mary and R. M. S Queen Elizabeth off Cowes. Yet even amidst poverty and opulence alike, thoughts lingered about those lost souls who dared challenge icy waters. Ultimately, tragedy befell them all - The End of Sir John Franklin’s Arctic Expedition came too soon in 1845. Their passage became one shrouded in mystery; tales whispered among sailors around campfires or shared over pints at local taverns. But let us not forget these brave men who sought adventure beyond imagination - heroes whose names are etched into history forevermore: Captain Francis Crozier of HMS Terror and Captain Sir John Franklin himself.