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"Petty: A Journey Through Time and Talent" Step into the world of Petty, where history intertwines with talent and adventure

Background imagePetty Collection: Filming Scott of the Antarctic

Filming Scott of the Antarctic, with John Mills as Captain Scott RN, James Robertson Justice as Petty Officer Taff Evans, and Kenneth Moore as Lieutenant Evans

Background imagePetty Collection: Frank Rutter (Petty) 1972 Senior Manx Grand Prix

Frank Rutter (Petty) 1972 Senior Manx Grand Prix

Background imagePetty Collection: Jack Higham (Petty) 1972 Senior Manx Grand Prix

Jack Higham (Petty) 1972 Senior Manx Grand Prix

Background imagePetty Collection: A Kick At The Broad Bottoms! I. e. Emancipation Of All The Talents

A Kick At The Broad Bottoms! I. e. Emancipation Of All The Talents
A Kick At The Broad Bottoms! I.e. Emancipation Of All The Talents, Gillray, James, 1756-1815, Engraver, [london], 1807, King George Iii, His Face Hidden By A Pillar

Background imagePetty Collection: The division of the robbery, at the Court of St. James, London, after a work by Isaac Cruikshank

The division of the robbery, at the Court of St. James, London, after a work by Isaac Cruikshank, 1796
1000899 The division of the robbery, at the Court of St. James, London, after a work by Isaac Cruikshank, 1796. From Illustrierte Sittengeschichte vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart by Eduard Fuchs

Background imagePetty Collection: Maud Evelyn Petty-Fitzmaurice, Marchioness of Lansdowne, nee Lady Maud Evelyn Hamilton (litho)

Maud Evelyn Petty-Fitzmaurice, Marchioness of Lansdowne, nee Lady Maud Evelyn Hamilton (litho)
3252840 Maud Evelyn Petty-Fitzmaurice, Marchioness of Lansdowne, nee Lady Maud Evelyn Hamilton (litho); Private Collection; (add.info.: Maud Evelyn Petty-Fitzmaurice, Marchioness of Lansdowne)

Background imagePetty Collection: The division of the robbery. In St. Giles, London criminal district

The division of the robbery. In St. Giles, London criminal district, after a work by Isaac Cruikshank, 1796
1000898 The division of the robbery. In St. Giles, London criminal district, after a work by Isaac Cruikshank, 1796. From Illustrierte Sittengeschichte vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart by Eduard

Background imagePetty Collection: Petty Officer Matthew Curran, Irish boxer

Petty Officer Matthew Curran, Irish boxer
Petty Officer Matthew Curran (1882-1938), nicknamed Nutty Curran, Irish heavyweight boxer. Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePetty Collection: Fall / Weimaraner / 1956

Fall / Weimaraner / 1956
STRAWBRIDGE DUKE OF MONKSWAY Owned by Petty. Date: 1956

Background imagePetty Collection: Petty - Lord Wycombe

Petty - Lord Wycombe

Background imagePetty Collection: Petty Officer Evans, at the Antarctic

Petty Officer Evans, at the Antarctic

Background imagePetty Collection: WW2 Yeoman Signaller And Celebrating Sailor

WW2 Yeoman Signaller And Celebrating Sailor
A pair of WW2 illustrations from a children's ABC book. The left image shows a Royal Navy petty officer yeoman signaller, looking through his telescope

Background imagePetty Collection: WW2 Royal Navy Petty Officer And Lookout

WW2 Royal Navy Petty Officer And Lookout
A pair of WW2 illustrations from a children's ABC book. The left image shows a look-out watching all directions from his crow's nest

Background imagePetty Collection: Peggy Sue, by Buddy Holly, 78prm record label

Peggy Sue, by Buddy Holly, 78prm record label
Peggy Sue, by Buddy Holly, 78rpm record label Date: circa 1957

Background imagePetty Collection: Gordon Harker

Gordon Harker
Actor Gordon Harker (1885-1967) had a prolific film and stage career. Here he is being celebrated for his portrayal of Cockney characters. Date: circa 1932

Background imagePetty Collection: A party at Cafe de Paris

A party at Cafe de Paris
Lord Lansdowne (1912-1999), the Hon Deborah Mitford (1920-2014) and the Hon Veronica Fraser (1920-2005) at the Cafe de Paris. Date: 1939

Background imagePetty Collection: Who wants any petty calculations fit for any young man just setting up in business

Who wants any petty calculations fit for any young man just setting up in business (coloured engraving)
583814 Who wants any petty calculations fit for any young man just setting up in business (coloured engraving) by English School

Background imagePetty Collection: Comic postcard, Man and woman in office Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Man and woman in office Date: 20th century

Background imagePetty Collection: Comic postcard, Man asleep on the beach

Comic postcard, Man asleep on the beach, dreaming of all the office work he isn t having to do Date: 20th century

Background imagePetty Collection: Lansdowne House

Lansdowne House
A view of Lansdowne House to the south of Berkeley Square, London was designed by Robert Adam as a house for John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute but in 1763 he sold it (one year into its building)

Background imagePetty Collection: Van Duns almshouses

Van Duns almshouses in Petty France. Cornelius Van Dun was a oldier and philanthropist. Date: 1875

Background imagePetty Collection: John Miltons house

John Miltons house
A pretty garden-house in Petty France, Westminster. Milton lived there until the Restoration. Later it became No. 19 York Street, belonged to Jeremy Bentham

Background imagePetty Collection: Cornelius Van Duns almshouses in Petty France

Cornelius Van Duns almshouses in Petty France
Van Duns almshouses in Petty France, with his mural monument in St. Margarets Church, Westminster. View of Elizabethen timber frame almshouse for 20 poor widows and portrait of Cornelius Van Dun

Background imagePetty Collection: Rosamonds Pond, St. James Park, circa 1758

Rosamonds Pond, St. James Park, circa 1758 (filled up in 1770). Copperplate engraving by John Thomas Smith after original drawings by members of the Society of Antiquaries from his J.T

Background imagePetty Collection: What do you mean these people are going to get on as well

What do you mean these people are going to get on as well
CHT177455 What do you mean these people are going to get on as well? caricature from Les Metamorphoses du Jour series, reprinted in 1854 (coloured engraving) by Grandville (Jean Ignace Isidore Gerard)

Background imagePetty Collection: Punishment for Light Crimes, China, c. 1880 (b / w photo)

Punishment for Light Crimes, China, c. 1880 (b / w photo)
498543 Punishment for Light Crimes, China, c.1880 (b/w photo) by Saunders, William (1832-1892); Private Collection; (add.info.: Punishment device called a cangue. ); British, out of copyright

Background imagePetty Collection: Green spurge, Euphorbia esula, and petty spurge

Green spurge, Euphorbia esula, and petty spurge, Euphorbia peplus. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imagePetty Collection: The Quarterly Inspection on Board HM Training-Ship 'Boscawen'(engraving)

The Quarterly Inspection on Board HM Training-Ship "Boscawen"(engraving)
1061036 The Quarterly Inspection on Board HM Training-Ship " Boscawen" (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imagePetty Collection: Chinese Punishment, c. 1867-72 (b / w photo)

Chinese Punishment, c. 1867-72 (b / w photo)
473731 Chinese Punishment, c.1867-72 (b/w photo) by Thomson, John (1837-1921); Private Collection; (add.info.: The cangue or collar of wood is one of the lighter punishments of China inflicted for)

Background imagePetty Collection: Cabinet of 'All the Talents'(engraving)

Cabinet of "All the Talents"(engraving)
655372 Cabinet of " All the Talents" (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Cabinet of " All the Talents." Earl Fitzwilliam)

Background imagePetty Collection: Edmond G. Petty-Fitzmaurice, Vanity Fair, Spy

Edmond G. Petty-Fitzmaurice, Vanity Fair, Spy
EDMOND GEORGE PETTY-FITZMAURICE, 1st Baron Fitzmaurice (1846-1935) Lord Edmond FitzMaurice from 1863 to 1906. British Liberal politician and Member of Parliament for Calne from 1868 to 1885

Background imagePetty Collection: FALL / WEIMARANER / 1956

FALL / WEIMARANER / 1956
STRAWBRIDGE DUKE OF MONKSWAY Owned by Petty. Date: 1956

Background imagePetty Collection: Petty Officer at Wheel

Petty Officer at Wheel
A 2nd class Petty Officer at the ships wheel. Date: circa 1890

Background imagePetty Collection: Miltons house & burial place

Miltons house & burial place
The back of John Miltons house at 19 York Street (Petty France), where he lived until the Restoration, and his burial place at St Giles church without Cripplegate. Date: 19th century

Background imagePetty Collection: William Fitz-Maurice Petty, First Marquis of Lansdowne, c1766, (early-mid 19th century)

William Fitz-Maurice Petty, First Marquis of Lansdowne, c1766, (early-mid 19th century). Portrait of Irish-born British Whig statesman William Petty

Background imagePetty Collection: Lord Lansdowne, Viceroy of India

Lord Lansdowne, Viceroy of India
Henry Charles Keith Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne, (1845-1927), British politician and Irish peer. Probably at the time he served as Viceroy and Governor-General of India (1888-1894)

Background imagePetty Collection: The Shoplifter Detected, After John Collett, 1787. A Woman Caught Shoplifting Is Found To Have

The Shoplifter Detected, After John Collett, 1787. A Woman Caught Shoplifting Is Found To Have Lace Hidden Under Her Skirts

Background imagePetty Collection: Petty Officer Ernest Herbert Pitcher Vc, 1888 A

Petty Officer Ernest Herbert Pitcher Vc, 1888 A

Background imagePetty Collection: Robert Falcon Scotts Party At The South Pole, 18 January 1912, During The Terra Nova Expedition

Robert Falcon Scotts Party At The South Pole, 18 January 1912, During The Terra Nova Expedition. Left To Right Standing, Edward Adrian Wilson, Uncle Bill, 1872

Background imagePetty Collection: Henry Fitzmaurice Petty Marquis Of Lansdowne 1780 To 1863 Engraved By H Cook After Sir T Lawrence

Henry Fitzmaurice Petty Marquis Of Lansdowne 1780 To 1863 Engraved By H Cook After Sir T Lawrence From The Book National Portrait Gallery Volume Iii Published C 1835

Background imagePetty Collection: Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, Marquis Of Lansdowne. 1780-1863. Engraved By D. J

Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, Marquis Of Lansdowne. 1780-1863. Engraved By D. J. Pound From A Photograph By Mayall
Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, Marquis Of Lansdowne. 1780-1863. Engraved By D.J.Pound From A Photograph By Mayall. From The Book The Drawing-Room Of Eminent Personages Volume 2. Published In London 1860

Background imagePetty Collection: Sir Henry Charles Keith Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5Th Marquis Of Lansdowne, 6Th Count Of Kerry 1845-1927

Sir Henry Charles Keith Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5Th Marquis Of Lansdowne, 6Th Count Of Kerry 1845-1927.From The Book King Edward And His Times By AndreMaurois. Published 1933

Background imagePetty Collection: Sir William Petty 1623 -1687 English Economist Scientist And Philosopher From Old Englands

Sir William Petty 1623 -1687 English Economist Scientist And Philosopher From Old Englands Worthies By Lord Brougham And Others Published London Circa 1880 s

Background imagePetty Collection: The bay window, Boodles Club, London, c1900 (1901)

The bay window, Boodles Club, London, c1900 (1901). Boodles is a London gentlemens club founded in 1762 by Lord Shelburne, later Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Background imagePetty Collection: Cartoon, Being Unable to Take Paris, WW1

Cartoon, Being Unable to Take Paris, WW1
Cartoon, Being Unable to Take Paris, showing Crown Prince Wilhelm during the First World War, taking anything else he can lay his hands

Background imagePetty Collection: Electric Power House - Petty Harbor, Newfoundland

Electric Power House - Petty Harbor, Newfoundland
Electric Power House - Flume & pipe line - Petty Harbor, Newfoundland, Canada. The first hydroelectric generating station (Petty Harbour Generating Station) in Newfoundland and Labrador

Background imagePetty Collection: CM1 7032 Nigel Challis, Petty

CM1 7032 Nigel Challis, Petty
Nigel Challis, Petty, 13th April, April 2014, Classic Racing Cars, F3 (500) racing cars, historic motorsport, Historic Racing, motor racing, motor sport, motorracing, motorsport, nostalgia

Background imagePetty Collection: An Irish Petty Sessions Court

An Irish Petty Sessions Court where local administration of justice is taking place. The tribunal is filled with defendents, complainants



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"Petty: A Journey Through Time and Talent" Step into the world of Petty, where history intertwines with talent and adventure. From Jack Higham's thrilling victory at the 1972 Senior Manx Grand Prix to capturing Scott of the Antarctic on film, it has left an indelible mark. Frank Rutter's triumph at the same race in 1972 showcases the unwavering determination that defines a true champion. "A Kick At The Broad Bottoms. I. e. Emancipation Of All The Talents" echoes their spirit, celebrating liberation through skill and ability. In times of war, Petty stood strong as nine wartime silhouettes emerged from darkness. The bravery of WW2 heroes like Petty Officer Evans in Antarctica or the valiant Yeoman Signaller serving their country is truly commendable. The aristocracy also found its place within Petty's realm. The 5th Marquis of Lansdowne, known as Lord Wycombe to some, added his touch to this captivating narrative. His presence elevated every scene he graced. But it wasn't all serious business for Petty; there were moments of joy too. Celebrating sailors during WW2 brought laughter amidst chaos while Peggy Sue played on Buddy Holly's iconic 78rpm record label filled hearts with nostalgia. Gordon Harker adds another layer to this tale – his charismatic performances captivated audiences worldwide. He exemplified how even a seemingly small role can leave an everlasting impact on our memories. Through these glimpses into history, we see that being petty isn't always negative; it can be a testament to resilience and passion for one's craft. So let us celebrate these remarkable individuals who embraced their talents wholeheartedly and left an enduring legacy for generations to come.