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"Capturing History Through the Lens

Background imagePhotographic Collection: Percy Waters tattooing Egbertus Jan 'Dutch'Berghege, Detroit. 1921 (photo)

Percy Waters tattooing Egbertus Jan "Dutch"Berghege, Detroit. 1921 (photo)
3666761 Percy Waters tattooing Egbertus Jan " Dutch" Berghege, Detroit. 1921 (photo); Private Collection; (add.info.: Egbertus Jan " Dutch" Berghege (1882-1942)

Background imagePhotographic Collection: Spitfire Fighter Aircraft Hot Starting Engines

Spitfire Fighter Aircraft Hot Starting Engines
Spitfire TE311 of the Royal Air Force Memorial Flight (RAFMF) piloted by Wg Cdr " Godders" Godfrey performs a " hot start" during the RAFMF Public Display Authority (PDA)

Background imagePhotographic Collection: Royal Navy Merlin Helicopter

Royal Navy Merlin Helicopter
A Royal Navy Merlin helicopter taking part in an exercise over the south of England. Merlin Mk1 the worlds most potent submarine hunting helicopter

Background imagePhotographic Collection: Thomas Hardy 1921

Thomas Hardy 1921
Photographic portrait of Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) Date: 1921

Background imagePhotographic Collection: Queen Victoria and Abdul Karim, c. 1890

Queen Victoria and Abdul Karim, c. 1890
Photographic portrait of Queen Victoria (1819-1901) of Great Britain and Ireland and Empress of India, pictured at her writing desk, c.1890

Background imagePhotographic Collection: England. Carta Magna (1212). Manuscript Add

England. Carta Magna (1212). Manuscript Add. 4838. UNITED KINGDOM. London. The British Museum

Background imagePhotographic Collection: Queen Victoria with King George and Queen Mary, 1893

Queen Victoria with King George and Queen Mary, 1893
Photographic portrait of Queen Victoria (1819-1901) of Great Britain and Ireland and Empress of India, with her grandson King George V and his wife Queen Mary, pictured at Osborne House, 1893

Background imagePhotographic Collection: General George S. Patton, 1945

General George S. Patton, 1945
Photographic portrait of Lieutenant-General George S. Patton (1885-1945), the American military commander, pictured in early 1945

Background imagePhotographic Collection: Joe Louis, 1936

Joe Louis, 1936
Photographic portrait of Joe Louis (1914-1981), the American heavyweight boxer, pictured in 1936. Louis was one of the finest ever boxers

Background imagePhotographic Collection: Advertisement for the Flying Standard Twenty car

Advertisement for the Flying Standard Twenty car
Full page photographic advertisement for the Flying Standard Twenty car, showing two photos of the car in front of large houses, a typically aspirational car advert of the 1930s period

Background imagePhotographic Collection: Farmers Ploughing a field on Lealholm Hall Farm, Whitby. c. 1889 (photo)

Farmers Ploughing a field on Lealholm Hall Farm, Whitby. c. 1889 (photo)
3091121 Farmers Ploughing a field on Lealholm Hall Farm, Whitby. c.1889 (photo) by Sutcliffe, Frank Meadow (1853-1941); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imagePhotographic Collection: Royal Navy Seaking Mk4 Helicopters Over Northern Norway

Royal Navy Seaking Mk4 Helicopters Over Northern Norway
Royal Navy Seaking Mk4 helicopters from 845 Naval Air Squadron conducting Arctic flying training over the snow covered mountains of northern Norway

Background imagePhotographic Collection: Rupert Brooke, c. 1915

Rupert Brooke, c. 1915
Photographic portrait of Rupert Chawner Brooke (1887-1915), the English poet, pictured c.1915

Background imagePhotographic Collection: Paratroops landing on the outskirts of Arnhem

Paratroops landing on the outskirts of Arnhem
Photograph: Paratroops landing on the outskirts of Arnhem. Taken by Sgt D M Smith, Army Film and Photographic Unit, Arnhem, 17 Sep 1944

Background imagePhotographic Collection: Tango, 1912. Dance originating in Argentina that

Tango, 1912. Dance originating in Argentina that was introduced in Europe after World War I

Background imagePhotographic Collection: Margaret Morris, 1931

Margaret Morris, 1931
Photographic portrait of Margaret Morris (1891-1980), the English dancer and teacher, in costume for her Hungarian Rhapsody, 1931

Background imagePhotographic Collection: Austria. Vienna. Vienna

Austria. Vienna. Vienna
AUSTRIA. VIENNA. Vienna

Background imagePhotographic Collection: Book of the Deads. 651 -525 BC. Papyrus. Egyptian

Book of the Deads. 651 -525 BC. Papyrus. Egyptian art. New Kingdom. TURKEY. Istanbul. Archaeological Museum

Background imagePhotographic Collection: Sir Malcolm Campbell in the cockpit of Bluebird, 1935

Sir Malcolm Campbell in the cockpit of Bluebird, 1935
Photographic portrait of Sir Malcolm Campbell (1885-1948), the English car and speedboat racer, pictured in the cockpit of Bluebird after one of his record breaking runs on the Utah Salt Flats in

Background imagePhotographic Collection: Agatha Christie (1890-1976)

Agatha Christie (1890-1976)
Photographic portrait of Agatha Christie (1890-1976), the English novelist and playwright, pictured in 1923

Background imagePhotographic Collection: King George V as Admiral of the Fleet, c. 1930

King George V as Admiral of the Fleet, c. 1930
Photographic portrait of King George V of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1865-1936), pictured wearing his Royal Navy Admiral of the Fleet Uniform, c.1930

Background imagePhotographic Collection: Queen Mary, c. 1902

Queen Mary, c. 1902
Photographic portrait of Queen Mary, when Princess May of Teck (1867-1953), pictured c.1902. She married the Duke of York, who became King George V of Great Britain and North Ireland (1865-1936)

Background imagePhotographic Collection: Queen Victoria at her desk

Queen Victoria at her desk
Photographic study of Queen Victoria at her writing desk. Taken in 1882, a framed portrait of her late husband Prince Albert on the desk

Background imagePhotographic Collection: Jack Johnson and James Jeffries, 1910

Jack Johnson and James Jeffries, 1910
Photographic montage showing Jack Johnson (1878-1946)(left) and James J. Jeffries (1875-1953), the heavyweight boxers who fought for the World Championship in 1910

Background imagePhotographic Collection: Isabella Mary Beeton (1836-1865)

Isabella Mary Beeton (1836-1865)
Photographic portrait of Isabella Mary Beeton, nee Mayson, the English cookery writer, pictured c.1856. Beetons Book of Household Management, first published in 1859, made her name a household word

Background imagePhotographic Collection: King Victor Emmanuel III

King Victor Emmanuel III
Photographic portrait of Victor Emanuel III, King of Italy (1869-1947). A constitutional monarch, he defied parliamentary majorities in bringing Italy into World War I on the side of the Allies

Background imagePhotographic Collection: Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Photographic portrait of Claude Debussy (1862-1918), the French composer, date unknown

Background imagePhotographic Collection: George Leigh Mallory (1886-1924)

George Leigh Mallory (1886-1924)
Photographic portrait of George Leigh Mallory, the British climber who took part in three expeditions to Everest in the 1920 s, pictured in 1924

Background imagePhotographic Collection: Ballydehob Viaduct, Ballydehob, Co Cork, Ireland, 12 Arch Viaduct

Ballydehob Viaduct, Ballydehob, Co Cork, Ireland, 12 Arch Viaduct

Background imagePhotographic Collection: Carrickfergus Castle & Harbour, Co Antrim, Ireland

Carrickfergus Castle & Harbour, Co Antrim, Ireland

Background imagePhotographic Collection: Connemara, Co Galway, Ireland; Cottages Near Clifden

Connemara, Co Galway, Ireland; Cottages Near Clifden

Background imagePhotographic Collection: Salmon Fishing, Ridgepool, Ballina, Co Mayo, Ireland

Salmon Fishing, Ridgepool, Ballina, Co Mayo, Ireland

Background imagePhotographic Collection: BORGES, Jorge Luis (1899-1986). Argentinian poet

BORGES, Jorge Luis (1899-1986). Argentinian poet
" BORGES, Jorge Luis (1899-1986). Argentinian poet, narrator and essayist. " The Aleph". Losada publishing house (1952)."

Background imagePhotographic Collection: Violet Bonham-Carter, c. 1915

Violet Bonham-Carter, c. 1915
Photographic portrait of Violet Bonham-Carter (1887-1969), nee Asquith, the Liberal politician and Governor of the BBC, pictured c.1915

Background imagePhotographic Collection: A signed photograph of Sigmund Freud, c. 1921 (sepia photo)

A signed photograph of Sigmund Freud, c. 1921 (sepia photo)
985676 A signed photograph of Sigmund Freud, c.1921 (sepia photo) by Halberstadt, Max (1882-1940); 35.6x25.7 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imagePhotographic Collection: University College Hospital

University College Hospital, a London teaching hospital on the corner of University Street and Gower Street, circa 1930. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imagePhotographic Collection: SPAIN. Miguel Bose. 07 / 03 / 2011

SPAIN. Miguel Bose. 07 / 03 / 2011
SPAIN. Miguel Bose. 07/03/2011

Background imagePhotographic Collection: STEVENSON, Robert Louis (1850-1894). Reproduction

STEVENSON, Robert Louis (1850-1894). Reproduction of a picture of Stevenson taken in 1885

Background imagePhotographic Collection: ITALY. Siena. Piazza de Il Campo, where Il Palio

ITALY. Siena. Piazza de Il Campo, where Il Palio

Background imagePhotographic Collection: Spain (1493). Letter of the queen Isabel I to

Spain (1493). Letter of the queen Isabel I to Christopher Columbus (5th September 1493). SPAIN. Sevilla. General Archives of the Indies

Background imagePhotographic Collection: Emulsion photo of decay of kaon into pions

Emulsion photo of decay of kaon into pions
The first observation of the decay of a kaon into 3 pions, recorded in special photographic emulsion by Cecil Powells team at Bristol University in 1948

Background imagePhotographic Collection: Portrait of 1st Viscount Horatio Nelson, 1785-1805

Portrait of 1st Viscount Horatio Nelson, 1785-1805
This is a photographic reproduction of a painting of the 1st Viscount Horatio Nelson who lived from 1758 to 1805

Background imagePhotographic Collection: Tommy Farr (1914-1986)

Tommy Farr (1914-1986)
Photographic portrait of Tommy Farr, the Welsh heavyweight boxer, pictured in 1936

Background imagePhotographic Collection: King George V

King George V
Photographic portrait of King George V of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1865-1936), pictured in uniform, date unknown

Background imagePhotographic Collection: Princess May of Teck, c. 1885

Princess May of Teck, c. 1885
Photographic portrait of Princess May of Teck (1867-1953), later Queen Mary, pictured c.1885. In 1891 she married the Duke of York



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"Capturing History Through the Lens: A Photographic Journey" Step back in time as we explore a collection of captivating photographs that offer glimpses into various moments in history. From the Spitfire Fighter Aircraft hot starting engines to the Royal Navy Merlin Helicopter, these images showcase the power and innovation of military aviation. Traveling further back, we encounter an intriguing portrait of Rupert Brooke from 1915, capturing his essence during a significant period in literature. Delve into the world of dance with Tango, originating in Argentina in 1912, where passion and rhythm intertwine on the dance floor. The Carta Magna manuscript adds another layer to our journey, dating back to 1212 England. This historical document holds immense significance as it laid down principles that shaped modern governance. Moving forward to c. 1890, we witness Queen Victoria's unlikely friendship with Abdul Karim—a relationship that defied societal norms and challenged conventions. The photograph immortalizes their bond amidst a changing world. In 1931, Margaret Morris takes center stage with her graceful movements captured through photography—an art form merging two creative realms seamlessly. Join us as we witness her expression through movement frozen in time. A regal moment unfolds before us as Queen Victoria poses alongside King George and Queen Mary in 1893—three figures embodying an era steeped in tradition yet marked by progress and change. General George S. Patton stands tall amidst war-torn landscapes in 1945—a symbol of resilience and leadership during one of humanity's darkest chapters. His steely gaze reflects determination etched onto film forevermore. Joe Louis steps into focus next; his powerful presence dominates the frame from 1936—a reminder of his indomitable spirit within both sportsmanship and civil rights advocacy alike. Grand Central Terminal emerges from a black-and-white photo taken around 1930—the hustle and bustle encapsulated within its walls tells tales untold but felt by all who have passed through its grandeur.