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"Pitt: A Legacy Carved in History and Culture" Step into the world of Pitt, where a rich tapestry of events, personalities

Background imagePitt Collection: Pitt Stadium, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Pitt Stadium, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Aerial view of the Pitt Stadium, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, full of spectators, with a football game taking place. Date: 1935

Background imagePitt Collection: NAPOLEON CARTOON, 1805. The Plumb-pudding in danger; - or State Epicures taking un Petit Souper

NAPOLEON CARTOON, 1805. The Plumb-pudding in danger; - or State Epicures taking un Petit Souper. Satirical etching, 1805, by James Gillray a propos of a peace overture from Napoleon

Background imagePitt Collection: William Pitt the Younger addressing Parliament

William Pitt the Younger addressing Parliament
William Pitt (the Younger) addressing the House of Commons

Background imagePitt Collection: Poster for David Fincher Season at BFI Southbank (2 - 31 January 2009)

Poster for David Fincher Season at BFI Southbank (2 - 31 January 2009)
BFI Southbank Poster David Fincher Brad Pitt in David Finchers Fight Club

Background imagePitt Collection: William Pitt (1708-1778). British politician

William Pitt (1708-1778). British politician
PITT, William (London 1708-Hayes, 1778), first Earl of Chatham, called Pitt the Elder or Prime Pitt. Also konwn as The Great Commoner. British politician. He joined the ranks of Commons Whig in 1735

Background imagePitt Collection: Art / Hogarth / The Times

Art / Hogarth / The Times
THE TIMES 1 of 2 a satire on political rivalry between the Pitt and Temple factions

Background imagePitt Collection: Tobacconist - Treyer and Fribourg

Tobacconist - Treyer and Fribourg
The famous (and charming) 18th century tobacco, cigar and snuff shop Treyer and Fribourg at 34 Haymarket, London, SW1. The shop enjoyed the patronage of George III

Background imagePitt Collection: Cartoon, Britannia between Scylla & Charybdis

Cartoon, Britannia between Scylla & Charybdis, or, the Vessel of the Constitution steered clear of the Rock of Democracy, and the Whirlpool of Arbitrary Power, by James Gillray

Background imagePitt Collection: A view down Pitt Street, Sydney, Australia

A view down Pitt Street, Sydney, Australia Date: circa 1930s

Background imagePitt Collection: France-Cinema-Cannes-Troy-Pitt

France-Cinema-Cannes-Troy-Pitt
US actor Brad Pitt poses during a photo call for their film " Troy", 13 May 2004, at the 57th Cannes Film Festival in the French Riveria Town. Troy is being shown out of competition

Background imagePitt Collection: Bank Notes - Paper Money - French Alarmists - ah! poor John Bull

Bank Notes - Paper Money - French Alarmists - ah! poor John Bull
NCO191224 Bank Notes - Paper Money - French Alarmists - ah! poor John Bull! published by Hannah Humphrey in 1797 (hand-coloured etching) by Gillray

Background imagePitt Collection: The Plumb-pudding in danger: William Pitt the Younger, British Prime Minister

The Plumb-pudding in danger: William Pitt the Younger, British Prime Minister, left, and Napoleon I of France seated at dining table carving up the globe which is too small to satisfy such insatiable

Background imagePitt Collection: Conservative party television team

Conservative party television team
The Conservative Party television team and some election posters for the General Election of 8th October 1959. The Conservatives broadcast five television programmes of 15 or 20 minutes each starting

Background imagePitt Collection: Insane Soldiers Asylum, Chatham, Kent, 1857

Insane Soldiers Asylum, Chatham, Kent, 1857
Engraving showing the exterior of the Asylum for the Temporary Reception of Insane Soldiers at Fort Pitt, Chatham, 1857

Background imagePitt Collection: Hardacre J Pitt

Hardacre J Pitt
Hardacre J. Pitt An important touring manager in the decades around 1900, he used his notepaper to advertise his repertoire. This letter, from the Comedy Theatre, Manchester, is dated November 1894

Background imagePitt Collection: 1804 / Pitt as Weathercock

1804 / Pitt as Weathercock
A Hint for another Statue - or a Sketch of a Modern Weather Cock Pitt the Younger is satirised as a weathercock

Background imagePitt Collection: Pitt in Commons / 1804

Pitt in Commons / 1804
William Pitt (the Younger) addresses the House in 1804, the year he began his second spell as Prime Minister

Background imagePitt Collection: William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, the Great Commoner, 1708 - 1778, aka William Pitt the Elder

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, the Great Commoner, 1708 - 1778, aka William Pitt the Elder
3058522 William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, the Great Commoner, 1708 - 1778, aka William Pitt the Elder. British Whig statesman and Prime Minister of Great Britain

Background imagePitt Collection: The rival queens or a political heat for Rege & Grege, 1789

The rival queens or a political heat for Rege & Grege, 1789
1574985 The rival queens or a political heat for Rege & Grege, 1789; (add.info.: The rival queens or a political heat for Rege & Grege)

Background imagePitt Collection: The Plumb-pudding in Danger: or, State Epicures Taking Un Petit Souper

The Plumb-pudding in Danger: or, State Epicures Taking Un Petit Souper. William Pitt, British Minister
527782 The Plumb-pudding in Danger: or, State Epicures Taking Un Petit Souper. William Pitt, British Minister, and Napoleon I carving up the globe. After a cartoon by James Gilray, 1805

Background imagePitt Collection: William Pitt the Younger addressing the House of Commons, 1793 (engraving)

William Pitt the Younger addressing the House of Commons, 1793 (engraving)
532850 William Pitt the Younger addressing the House of Commons, 1793 (engraving); (add.info.: William Pitt the Younger (1759-1806) - Engraving after painting by Karl A Hickel

Background imagePitt Collection: The Plumb-pudding in danger: William Pitt the Younger, British Prime Minister, left

The Plumb-pudding in danger: William Pitt the Younger, British Prime Minister, left
528552 The Plumb-pudding in danger: William Pitt the Younger, British Prime Minister, left, and Napoleon I of France seated at dining table carving up the globe which is too small to satisfy such

Background imagePitt Collection: Jonathan Thatcher riding cow to Stockport Market

Jonathan Thatcher riding cow to Stockport Market
Jonathan Thatcher rode his cow to Stockport Market on 27 November 1784 in defiance of Pitts Horse Tax. 1784

Background imagePitt Collection: Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford

Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford
England, Oxford, Pitt Rivers Museum interior gallery and collection

Background imagePitt Collection: William Pitt, the Younger, Addressing the Commons, 1793, (1947). Creator: Anton Hickel

William Pitt, the Younger, Addressing the Commons, 1793, (1947). Creator: Anton Hickel
William Pitt, the Younger, Addressing the Commons, 1793, (1947). Session of parliament in the Palace of Westminster, London. Prime Minister William Pitt is on his feet

Background imagePitt Collection: W. Pitt, Earl of Chatham, (1708-1778), 1830. Creator: Unknown

W. Pitt, Earl of Chatham, (1708-1778), 1830. Creator: Unknown
W. Pitt, Earl of Chatham, (1708-1778), 1830. William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham (1708-1778) British Whig who served as Prime Minister mid 18th century

Background imagePitt Collection: Bowling-Green House, (c1878). Creator: Unknown

Bowling-Green House, (c1878). Creator: Unknown
Bowling-Green House, (c1878). The house at Putney Heath occupied by the heaven-born minister, William Pitt, and in which he died, was called at that time Bowling-Green House

Background imagePitt Collection: A Block House at Fort Pitt Pittsburg USA early 1900s

A Block House at Fort Pitt Pittsburg USA early 1900s

Background imagePitt Collection: Pipe Smoking Man

Pipe Smoking Man
A portrait photograph used for advertisement purposes, showing an older man smoking a pipe in the darkness. Date: circa 1939

Background imagePitt Collection: Wawel Castle, Krakow

Wawel Castle, Krakow
An illustration of the Wawel Royal Castle in central krakow, Poland, with more modern buildings set in front. The green topped building is known as Sigismund Tower

Background imagePitt Collection: Percy Pitt, musical director, Covent Garden Opera

Percy Pitt, musical director, Covent Garden Opera Date: 1910

Background imagePitt Collection: The Ambassadors Advertisement

The Ambassadors Advertisement
An advertisement illustration for The Ambassadors Ltd, a large hotel and events venue in Sydney, Australia. Image shows a large dance hall, with couples scattered around. Date: circa 1923

Background imagePitt Collection: The Gramaphone Co, His Masters Voice Advert

The Gramaphone Co, His Masters Voice Advert
An illustrated advertisement for The Gramaphone Co. Ltd, based in Sydney, showing the famous His Master's Voice logo. The picture shows a merry ballroom full of dancing couples

Background imagePitt Collection: Penfold's Advertisement

Penfold's Advertisement
An advertisement illustration for Penfolds Artists Materials, based in Sydney. The shield shaped image shows a group of people observing some paintings in a gallery. Date: circa 1923

Background imagePitt Collection: P & O, R. M. S. Naldera

P & O, R. M. S. Naldera
This photograph shows the P & O ocean liner, R.M.S. Naldera, at 49 Pitt St. Sydney. The vessel is carrying first and second saloon passengers

Background imagePitt Collection: Swain's New Exhibition Gallery

Swain's New Exhibition Gallery
An advertisement photograph for Swain & Co, Ltd, a shop for pictures, books and stationery. The photo shows a section of their new exhibition gallery at 123 Pitt St. Sydney. Date: circa 1919

Background imagePitt Collection: Wunderlich Limited Advertisement

Wunderlich Limited Advertisement
An advertisement illustration for Wunderlich Ceilings. The image shows the artistic metal ceiling inside a large room. Date: circa 1918

Background imagePitt Collection: W. C. Penfold & Co Advertisement

W. C. Penfold & Co Advertisement
Advertisement for William Clark Penfold & Co Ltd, printers, stationers and artist suppliers. The image simply portrays an artist at work, with all the useful equipment he needs to do so

Background imagePitt Collection: Wunderlich Advertisement

Wunderlich Advertisement
Advertisement for Wunderlich Limited, founded in Sydney, 1887, promoting metal ceilings, which satisfy artistic taste, are practical, permanent and economical

Background imagePitt Collection: Farmer's Sydney Advertisement

Farmer's Sydney Advertisement
Advertisement for Farmer and Company, a Drapery business established in 1839 by Joseph and Caroline Farmer which became a retail empire and social institution

Background imagePitt Collection: Stothert & Pitt vessel

Stothert & Pitt vessel. Date: circa 1940

Background imagePitt Collection: Cartoon, Sin, Death, and the Devil

Cartoon, Sin, Death, and the Devil, Vide Milton, by James Gillray. A parody of a scene from John Milton's epic poem, Paradise Lost, showing Prime Minister William Pitt (left) as Death

Background imagePitt Collection: Street scene in the Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, with eminent visitors including Dr Johnson

Street scene in the Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, with eminent visitors including Dr Johnson and David Garrick Date: 1748

Background imagePitt Collection: Tunbridge Wells, Kent: eminent visitors to the Pantiles, including Dr Johnson

Tunbridge Wells, Kent: eminent visitors to the Pantiles, including Dr Johnson and David Garrick Date: 1748

Background imagePitt Collection: WILLIAM PITT THE ELDER -DEATH

WILLIAM PITT THE ELDER -DEATH
PITT THE ELDER 1ST EARL OF CHATHAM English politician - prelude to his death 7 April 1778

Background imagePitt Collection: Lyttelton Warning Paranormal Apparitions Lord

Lyttelton Warning Paranormal Apparitions Lord
lyttelton, warning, paranormal, apparitions, lord, 27, november, 1779, lytt3iton, visited, ghost, mrs, amphlett, daughters, seduced, hour, death, telling, will, die, fit, pitt, place, epsom, history

Background imagePitt Collection: William Pitt the Younger addressing the House of Commons, 1793. Detail of a picture by Anton Hickel

William Pitt the Younger addressing the House of Commons, 1793. Detail of a picture by Anton Hickel
878604 William Pitt the Younger addressing the House of Commons, 1793. Detail of a picture by Anton Hickel. William Pitt the Younger, 1759 -1806. British politician and Prime Minister

Background imagePitt Collection: The Westminster Pitt, 1798 (pen and ink and watercolour)

The Westminster Pitt, 1798 (pen and ink and watercolour)
651804 The Westminster Pitt, 1798 (pen and ink and watercolour) by Rowlandson, Thomas (1756-1827); 22x32 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: The Westminster Pitt. Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827)



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"Pitt: A Legacy Carved in History and Culture" Step into the world of Pitt, where a rich tapestry of events, personalities, and landmarks intertwine to create an intriguing narrative. From the iconic Pitt Stadium at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, USA, to captivating political cartoons and speeches by William Pitt the Younger addressing Parliament, this name holds significance across various domains. In 1805, James Gillray's satirical etching titled "The Plumb-pudding in danger" humorously depicted Napoleon Bonaparte and British Prime Minister William Pitt carving up the world over a petit souper. This artwork serves as a reminder of how power dynamics played out during that era. Moving forward to modern times, David Fincher's season at BFI Southbank in January 2009 showcased his exceptional filmmaking skills. The poster for this event served as a tribute to Fincher's work and highlighted his contribution to cinema. William Pitt (1708-1778), a prominent British politician known for his influential role during significant historical periods, left an indelible mark on society. His legacy lives on through countless discussions about politics and governance. Art enthusiasts will recognize Hogarth's masterpiece "The Times, " which reflects societal issues prevalent during its time. This painting captures the essence of life with intricate details that provoke thought even today. Tobacconist Treyer & Fribourg reminds us of simpler pleasures enjoyed by many throughout history – indulging in tobacco products that were once widely popularized by establishments like these. Bank notes or paper money have always been subject to scrutiny and speculation. French alarmists caused concern among citizens like poor John Bull who had their financial stability threatened – reminding us how economic crises can impact societies globally. Cartoonists often use their craft as social commentary; one such example is Britannia caught between Scylla & Charybdis symbolizing difficult choices faced by nations during challenging times.