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"Unveiling the Personal Side: From Bronco Rides to Toilet Paper

Background imagePersonal Collection: bronco, toilet, paper, advertisement

bronco, toilet, paper, advertisement

Background imagePersonal Collection: Group photo, HMS Musketeer, Scapa Flow, WW2

Group photo, HMS Musketeer, Scapa Flow, WW2
Group photo on board HMS Musketeer, Scapa Flow, WW2. 1943

Background imagePersonal Collection: The Camden Turkish Baths, 11a Kentish Town Road, London

The Camden Turkish Baths, 11a Kentish Town Road, London
Board-mounted promotional poster for The Camden Turkish Baths, 11a Kentish Town Road, London - designed and erected under the personal superintendence of Mr. H. H. Bridgeman ARIBA Arch

Background imagePersonal Collection: HMS Royal Oak, battleship, Revenge class

HMS Royal Oak, battleship, Revenge class. 1940s

Background imagePersonal Collection: Advert for Mappin & Webb Ermeto Movado pocket watch 1934

Advert for Mappin & Webb Ermeto Movado pocket watch 1934
Ermeto Movado watches a new model at a new price. Built for a life-times service, they have strong outer cases ensuring double glass breakage. Date: 1934

Background imagePersonal Collection: Home cholesterol test kit

Home cholesterol test kit
Cholesterol indicator test for use at home. This kit tests a small sample of blood for the presence of high levels of cholesterol. The scale on the disk indicates the level of cholesterol

Background imagePersonal Collection: Page 2, Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 31 March - 5 April 1776 (ink on paper)

Page 2, Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 31 March - 5 April 1776 (ink on paper)
3427858 Page 2, Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 31 March - 5 April 1776 (ink on paper) by American School, (18th century); Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA

Background imagePersonal Collection: Advert for Underwood portable typewriters 1931

Advert for Underwood portable typewriters 1931
Underwood creates the new portable typewriter. With a quiet carriage that never interrupts the train of thought, a quieter key action and shift key

Background imagePersonal Collection: British passport

British passport

Background imagePersonal Collection: Gracie Fields Home and Orphanage, Peacehaven, Sussex

Gracie Fields Home and Orphanage, Peacehaven, Sussex
Children and staff stand in front of the orphanage and childrens home at Peacehaven in East Sussex. The home was opened in 1933 by the singing star Gracie Fields to care for the children of parents

Background imagePersonal Collection: Post-War Recruitment

Post-War Recruitment
Poster asking employers to take on men who have served during the First World War, featuring a personal plea from Douglas Haig

Background imagePersonal Collection: The Flying Saucer As I Saw It, book cover

The Flying Saucer As I Saw It, book cover
THE FLYING SAUCER AS I SAW IT, by Kenneth Arnold, containing his own account. This copy is signed by the author

Background imagePersonal Collection: Advert for Underwood portable typewriters 1931

Advert for Underwood portable typewriters 1931
Your personal letters... write them on the Underwood portable. With a quiet carriage that never interrupts the train of thought, a quieter key action and shift key

Background imagePersonal Collection: Lovers

Lovers, wooden sculpture

Background imagePersonal Collection: Chasseurs a Cheval

Chasseurs a Cheval
Chasseurs a cheval, riding as Napoleons personal bodyguards

Background imagePersonal Collection: HMS Queen Emma before D-Day, WW2

HMS Queen Emma before D-Day, WW2. circa 1944

Background imagePersonal Collection: Reward of Merit (Belohnung), Fraktur Painting (pen & ink with w / c on paper)

Reward of Merit (Belohnung), Fraktur Painting (pen & ink with w / c on paper)
1562639 Reward of Merit (Belohnung), Fraktur Painting (pen & ink with w/c on paper) by American School, (19th century); Free Library of Philadelphia; (add.info)

Background imagePersonal Collection: Santos-Dumont Demoiselle replica 9

Santos-Dumont Demoiselle replica 9 : A flyable replica built by Personal Plane Services Ltd at Booker, for the 1965 film Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines

Background imagePersonal Collection: HMS Nelson, battleship, Nelson class

HMS Nelson, battleship, Nelson class. 1940s

Background imagePersonal Collection: HMS Ajax, light cruiser, Leander class

HMS Ajax, light cruiser, Leander class. circa 1940s

Background imagePersonal Collection: General Charles de Gaulle, French soldier and statesman

General Charles de Gaulle, French soldier and statesman
General Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970), French soldier and statesman, seen here in uniform during the Second World War. 1940s

Background imagePersonal Collection: Page 3, Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 31 March - 5 April 1776 (ink on paper)

Page 3, Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 31 March - 5 April 1776 (ink on paper)
3427859 Page 3, Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 31 March - 5 April 1776 (ink on paper) by American School, (18th century); Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA

Background imagePersonal Collection: HMS Obdurate, Scapa Flow, WW2

HMS Obdurate, Scapa Flow, WW2. 1943

Background imagePersonal Collection: HMS Revenge, battleship, Revenge class

HMS Revenge, battleship, Revenge class 1940s

Background imagePersonal Collection: Advert for Tyme, Ermeto Movado ladies pocket watch 1933

Advert for Tyme, Ermeto Movado ladies pocket watch 1933
Tyme, the best pocket watch made. Small and compact, yet absolutely protected against all causes of trouble. Can be carried in any pocket or hand-bag with other articles. Date: 1933

Background imagePersonal Collection: Lorenzo Ricci

Lorenzo Ricci
LORENZO RICCI - Italian general of the Jesuits when it was being widely attacked, despite his personal qualities imprisoned by the Pope in the Castels Angelo where he died. Date: 1703 - 1775

Background imagePersonal Collection: Advert for Mappin & Webb Ermeto Movado pocket watch 1933

Advert for Mappin & Webb Ermeto Movado pocket watch 1933
Ermeto Movado watches are the last word in efficiency. The movements are doubly protected against dust, damp, and breakage by an inner and outer case

Background imagePersonal Collection: Albatros C IX used by Manfred von Richthofen

Albatros C IX used by Manfred von Richthofen
Albatros C IX prototype German biplane used by Manfred von Richthofen for personal transport. Date: circa 1917

Background imagePersonal Collection: Young man with laptop sitting on steps

Young man with laptop sitting on steps

Background imagePersonal Collection: Biometric scans

Biometric scans. Computer artwork of a human eye and fingerprint. Biometrics is the identification of individuals by measuring and analysing their physiological characteristics, such as fingerprints

Background imagePersonal Collection: Hypo-allergenic soap

Hypo-allergenic soap. Top view of a bar of soap that has been developed so as not to cause an allergic reaction when used

Background imagePersonal Collection: Sitting Bulls Hat, 1897

Sitting Bulls Hat, 1897
Illustration of a hat depicting the life of Sitting Bull, the Native American Indian Chief. Tiny crescents denoted how many animals were captured by Sitting Bull

Background imagePersonal Collection: Chamberpot Emptied

Chamberpot Emptied
Just in Time ! To empty the chamberpot out of the bedroom window is socially acceptable, but to do so on the head of a gentleman caller shows lack of consideration

Background imagePersonal Collection: HMS Venus, Scapa Flow, WW2

HMS Venus, Scapa Flow, WW2. 1943

Background imagePersonal Collection: D-Day, HMS Ramillies, WW2

D-Day, HMS Ramillies, WW2
D-Day, HMS Ramillies, June 1944. 1944

Background imagePersonal Collection: Avro 685 York transport used the Lancasters wings, mod

Avro 685 York transport used the Lancasters wings, modified tail unit and engines One used by Winston Churchill as his personal aircraft

Background imagePersonal Collection: Odol Mouth Competition

Odol Mouth Competition
Advertisement for Odol mouthwash or liquid antiseptic dentifrice which features a competition to guess Whose Mouth Is It...? The first prize is 20

Background imagePersonal Collection: Young lady paying calls by personal airship among a maze of telegraph and telephone wires

Young lady paying calls by personal airship among a maze of telegraph and telephone wires. Robidas idea of world in 1953. From A Robida Le Vingtieme Siecle Paris 1883

Background imagePersonal Collection: Cover Of Country Gentleman Agricultural Magazine From The Early 20th Century

Cover Of Country Gentleman Agricultural Magazine From The Early 20th Century

Background imagePersonal Collection: A toothbrush in a pot

A toothbrush in a pot
Toothbrush. A green toothbrush in a pot. Toothbrushes are used with toothpaste to scrub away food particles, bacteria (dental plaque) and the film of saliva (pellicle) from teeth

Background imagePersonal Collection: Burying the Hatchet

Burying the Hatchet
A terrible accident during a street circus act where a knife-thrower misjudges his aim and hits his woman assistant in the head with his throwing hatchet

Background imagePersonal Collection: 52nd Brigade, 25th [i.e. 26th] Div., between 1917 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service

52nd Brigade, 25th [i.e. 26th] Div., between 1917 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service
52nd Brigade, 25th [i.e. 26th] Div., between 1917 and c1920. The warehouse of the Army Quartermaster's Effects Bureau which managed the personal effects of soldiers who died in World War I

Background imagePersonal Collection: Storage, between 1917 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service

Storage, between 1917 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service
Storage, between 1917 and c1920. The warehouse of the Army Quartermaster's Effects Bureau which managed the personal effects of soldiers who died in World War I

Background imagePersonal Collection: My Shadow & I

My Shadow & I
Uma Gokhale

Background imagePersonal Collection: Young lady paying calls by personal airship among a maze of telegraph and telephone wires

Young lady paying calls by personal airship among a maze of telegraph and telephone wires
531689 Young lady paying calls by personal airship among a maze of telegraph and telephone wires. Robida's idea of world in 1953

Background imagePersonal Collection: Aristotle (384-322 BC) Ancient Greek philosopher and scientist

Aristotle (384-322 BC) Ancient Greek philosopher and scientist: Allegorical illustration of Dame Justice ruling all
531075 Aristotle (384-322 BC) Ancient Greek philosopher and scientist: Allegorical illustration of Dame Justice ruling all aspects from legal justice down to personal justice and obedience

Background imagePersonal Collection: A man going through a dead man's effects, 1850

A man going through a dead man's effects, 1850
3478629 A man going through a dead man's effects, 1850; (add.info.: Illustration depicting a man going through the effects of a recently deceased man)

Background imagePersonal Collection: A lady at her toilette, after a 17th century engraving by Le Blond

A lady at her toilette, after a 17th century engraving by Le Blond. From Illustrierte Sittengeschichte vom Mittelalter
955318 A lady at her toilette, after a 17th century engraving by Le Blond. From Illustrierte Sittengeschichte vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart by Eduard Fuchs, published 1909.; Private Collection



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"Unveiling the Personal Side: From Bronco Rides to Toilet Paper, a Glimpse into Abigail Adams' World" Step into history as we explore the personal side of Abigail Adams through her captivating letter to John Adams. Ink on paper reveals intimate details of their lives, beyond politics and diplomacy. Discover unexpected hints scattered throughout this correspondence - from discussions about home cholesterol test kits to advertisements for Turkish baths in London. These seemingly unrelated elements offer a unique perspective on the daily life of one of America's most influential couples. A group photo aboard HMS Musketeer takes us back to Scapa Flow during World War II. Amidst battleships like HMS Royal Oak, a Revenge-class vessel, we catch glimpses of camaraderie and resilience amidst chaos. Advertisements for Mappin & Webb Ermeto Movado pocket watches and Underwood portable typewriters transport us to an era when these items were considered cutting-edge technology. British passports symbolize freedom and identity, while post-war recruitment ads remind us of the sacrifices made by countless individuals. But it is within the Gracie Fields Home and Orphanage in Peacehaven that we witness compassion at its finest. A sanctuary for those in need, this institution represents hope amidst adversity. Finally, delve into "The Flying Saucer As I Saw It, " where truth meets imagination on its intriguing book cover. This enigmatic work invites readers to ponder mysteries beyond our comprehension. Join us as we unravel these personal fragments from history's tapestry – each hint offering a glimpse into Abigail Adams' world beyond her role as First Lady or political confidante. Step closer; let ink on paper reveal stories untold until now.