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"Unveiling the Unsung Heroes: The Pocket's Remarkable Tales" In the midst of chaos

Background imagePocket Collection: First Portrait of King Charles III

First Portrait of King Charles III
Portrait of King Charles III commissioned from artist Alastair Barford by ILN. The portrait was painted in oils by the artist Alastair Barford

Background imagePocket Collection: HMS Jervis Bay attacking the Admiral Scheer, Second Worl

HMS Jervis Bay attacking the Admiral Scheer, Second Worl
Illustration showing the Royal Navy armed merchant cruiser Jervis Bay (centre) steaming towards the German pocket-battleship Admiral Scheer, North Atlantic, November 1940

Background imagePocket Collection: Railway Sleeper - Melton Mowbray Station

Railway Sleeper - Melton Mowbray Station
The Railway Sleeper series - A snoozing Hunstman taking a nap with his foxhound at Melton Mowbray Station! Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imagePocket 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 imagePocket Collection: Lucy Locket lost her pocket

Lucy Locket lost her pocket, Kitty Fisher found it. But ne er a penny was therein, except the lining round it. 20th century

Background imagePocket Collection: A Variety of ladies boots 1926

A Variety of ladies boots 1926
Ladies 1920s boots in willow calf, felt lace, riding, quilted, buttoned, lace-up and rubber. Date: circa 1926

Background imagePocket Collection: Billiard Room, Union Jack Club, Lambeth, London

Billiard Room, Union Jack Club, Lambeth, London
View of the Billiard Room at the Union Jack Club, Waterloo Road, Lambeth, London. The club opened in 1907 to cater for members and ex-members of the armed forces. Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePocket Collection: Blacksmith at work in his forge

Blacksmith at work in his forge
An elderly blacksmith hammering a horseshoe on his anvil. The owner of the horse awaiting a new set of shoes looks in at the window, while the blacksmiths cat scratches an ear on the work bench

Background imagePocket Collection: Jb Priestley / Photo 1930

Jb Priestley / Photo 1930
JOHN BOYNTON (JB) PRIESTLEY English writer

Background imagePocket Collection: Lucy Locket / Greenaway

Lucy Locket / Greenaway
Lucy Locket lost her pocket, Kitty Fisher found it. There was not a penny in it but a ribbon round it

Background imagePocket Collection: Victorian Greeting Card - The Pickpocket

Victorian Greeting Card - The Pickpocket
Two penguins out for a stroll whilst a sparrow picks a pocket. Date: circa 1890

Background imagePocket Collection: Book cover, Wayside and Woodland Blossoms

Book cover, Wayside and Woodland Blossoms, A Pocket Guide to British Wild Flowers, by Edward Step FLS, with colour plates by Mabel E Step. Date: late 19th century

Background imagePocket Collection: Pocket watches and wristwatches 1929

Pocket watches and wristwatches 1929
A selection of pocket watches that register the minutes, seconds and fifth of seconds and a golfers pocket watch that has pure white metal case and also ladies wristwatches with lever moverment

Background imagePocket Collection: Dombey & Son - Carles Dickens - Mr Toots and the Chicken

Dombey & Son - Carles Dickens - Mr Toots and the Chicken
Charles Dickens - Dombey & Son. Mr Toots - a student at Dr Blimbers school (who loves Florence but marries Susan) - pictured with his prizefighter companion, the Chicken. Date: circa 1902

Background imagePocket Collection: Nankeen Trousers 1818

Nankeen Trousers 1818
Pink striped waistcoat, blue tight fitting double-breasted coat with hip pocket, velvet collar, narrow tails & padded shoulders & top hat, nankeen trousers & black pumps

Background imagePocket Collection: Joseph Harker, theatrical scenic artist

Joseph Harker, theatrical scenic artist
Joseph Cunningham Harker (1855-1927), theatrical scenic artist, depicted in a drawing by his son Roland on a Savage Club notice, probably for a Christmas celebration. 1919

Background imagePocket Collection: Gentlemens pocket watches with lever movement 1929

Gentlemens pocket watches with lever movement 1929
Selection of gold gentlemens pocket watches, products for Harrods catalogue jewellery department. Date: 1929

Background imagePocket Collection: Two cats playing billiards on a Christmas card

Two cats playing billiards on a Christmas card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imagePocket 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 imagePocket 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 imagePocket Collection: Fallow deer with mottled back and large antlers, Dama dama

Fallow deer with mottled back and large antlers, Dama dama.. Handcolored copperplate engraving from The Naturalists Pocket Magazine; or

Background imagePocket Collection: Police group on Coronation Day, 1911

Police group on Coronation Day, 1911
A group of policemen pose for their photograph outside Hammersmith Police Station, west London, to commemorate the Coronation of King George V

Background imagePocket Collection: Asprey Christmas presents, 1926

Asprey Christmas presents, 1926
Colour advertisement for Asprey of Bond Street displaying a wide variety of Christmas present ideas, including an attache case, a shagreen cigarette box, leather handbag, crocodile handbag pochette

Background imagePocket Collection: Tweed Coat 1928

Tweed Coat 1928
Young man sets out for walk over the moors in a single- breasted tweed overcoat with raglan sleeves & pocket flaps, he also wears a grey fedora hat with black hatband

Background imagePocket Collection: Folding Pocket Kodak

Folding Pocket Kodak
Your Easter Holiday will last you twice as long if you take a Kodak with you... the no 2 Folding Pocket Kodak - the new model is the best value in cameras yet offered

Background imagePocket Collection: Musical billiards table for pool (la poule)

Musical billiards table for pool (la poule)
Billiards table for pool (la poule) with two cue balls, 1827. Charles Chereaus table played music when a ball was potted in each pocket

Background imagePocket Collection: Winston Churchill with machine gun, cigar and hat, WW2 propaganda image (b / w photo)

Winston Churchill with machine gun, cigar and hat, WW2 propaganda image (b / w photo)
3093149 Winston Churchill with machine gun, cigar and hat, WW2 propaganda image (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imagePocket Collection: Retro Large Multi Tool Folding Pocket Knife Fork S

Retro Large Multi Tool Folding Pocket Knife Fork S
UNITED STATES - Circa 1960s: Retro Large Multi Tool Folding Pocket Knife Fork Spoon Scissors Saw Can Opener Corkscrew Screwdriver Awl. (Photo by H. Armstrong Roberts/Retrofile/Getty Images)

Background imagePocket Collection: The pocket-pistol - equipped for Balaclava

The pocket-pistol - equipped for Balaclava. A soldier handing a pistol(?) to a mounted soldier as another soldier looks on. Date 1855

Background imagePocket Collection: Railway Sleeper - Marylebone Station

Railway Sleeper - Marylebone Station
The Railway Sleeper series - A snoozing post young gentleman propped up against a bollard at Marylebone Station after a wild Christmas party! Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imagePocket Collection: Homage to Chardin, 1871

Homage to Chardin, 1871
NOR86702 Homage to Chardin, 1871 by Rousseau, Philippe (1816-87); 112.5x153. cm; Noortman, Mstricht, Netherlands; French, out of copyright

Background imagePocket Collection: Billiards champion with trophy

Billiards champion with trophy
Billiards champion with the trophy he has won. Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePocket Collection: Advert for Asprey for the races 1937

Advert for Asprey for the races 1937
A variety of outdoor items for the races including: Ladies seal race companion, pigskin betting book, field glasses, binoculars, aluminium mount saddle seat

Background imagePocket Collection: Peabody and John Bull

Peabody and John Bull
GEORGE PEABODY the American philanthropist shames John Bull into digging into his own pocket to help Londons homeless. Date: 1860S

Background imagePocket Collection: Two women workers at the factory gates, Derby

Two women workers at the factory gates, Derby
Two female workmates pose outside the factory gates at Burroughs & Sturgess, Frederick Street, Derby

Background imagePocket Collection: Cromwells Watch

Cromwells Watch
POCKET WATCH with chain, made by John Midnall of Fleet Street, London, and carried by Oliver Cromwell, enabling him to be punctual for battles and other activities

Background imagePocket Collection: Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie, Scottish musician

Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie, Scottish musician
Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie, Scottish composer, conductor, violinist and music teacher. He wrote oratorios, violin and piano pieces, Scottish folk music, and works for the theatre

Background imagePocket Collection: British Lion Seated

British Lion Seated
The British Lion sitting in an armchair with a copy of The Times newspaper in his jacket pocket and a flag flying behind him

Background imagePocket Collection: Grey Top Frock 1909

Grey Top Frock 1909
Sir Maurice Fitzgerald, 20th Knight of Kerry, 2nd Baronet of Valencia, (1844-1916) wears a grey top frock coat over narrow black trousers, a top hat

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Zurab Getsadze

Background imagePocket Collection: 'On Thoughts of Charity Intent', by Miss E. Brownlow - from the Female Artists Exhibition, 1864

"On Thoughts of Charity Intent", by Miss E. Brownlow - from the Female Artists Exhibition, 1864. A...charming little picture

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Zurab Getsadze

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Zurab Getsadze

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Zurab Getsadze

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Zurab Getsadze

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Zurab Getsadze

Background imagePocket Collection: Finger flower of New South Wales, Australia. Handcoloured copperplate engraving of a botanical

Finger flower of New South Wales, Australia. Handcoloured copperplate engraving of a botanical illustration
FLO4641134 Finger flower of New South Wales, Australia. Handcoloured copperplate engraving of a botanical illustration from "The Naturalist's Pocket Magazine, " Harrison, London

Background imagePocket Collection: African buffalo, Syncerus caffer. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from ' The Naturalist's

African buffalo, Syncerus caffer. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from " The Naturalist's Pocket Magazine
FLO4641070 African buffalo, Syncerus caffer. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from " The Naturalist's Pocket Magazine, " Harrison, London, 1802.; (add.info.: African buffalo)



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"Unveiling the Unsung Heroes: The Pocket's Remarkable Tales" In the midst of chaos, a pocket-sized hero emerged as HMS Jervis Bay valiantly attacked the mighty Admiral Scheer during World War II. Transporting us back to 1934, an enchanting advert for Mappin & Webb Ermeto Movado pocket watch captures our attention. A timeless treasure that stood witness to history. But wait. Lucy Locket lost her pocket, leaving us intrigued by what secrets it held. Was it a portal to another world or simply misplaced treasures? Stepping into 1926, we explore a variety of ladies' boots adorning their pockets with elegance and style. Each step echoing stories untold. The rhythmic sounds of a blacksmith at work in his forge resonate through time. His trusty pocket holding tools that shaped civilizations and crafted dreams. J. B Priestley's captivating photo from 1930 reveals a man deep in thought, perhaps contemplating life's mysteries hidden within his own pocket. Behold. The first portrait of King Charles III graces our presence. A regal figure whose every move was guided by advisors whispering wisdom from their pockets. A game of billiards unfolds in the Union Jack Club's Billiard Room in Lambeth, London - where pockets become portals to camaraderie and friendly competition. Lucy Locket emerges again, this time adorned with Greenaway charm - reminding us that even innocence can be found nestled within one's pocket. Delving into Victorian times through a greeting card depicting "The Pickpocket, " we are reminded of both mischief and consequences lurking within these small compartments. Witnessing the evolution of timekeeping devices in 1929, we marvel at exquisite pocket watches transitioning into wristwatches - innovation tucked away on wrists or safely stored near hearts. Gentlemen proudly display their lever movement pocket watches from 1929 - symbols of precision and sophistication, reflecting the essence of a bygone era.