Fraud Blocker Skip to main content

Record Collection

"Unleashing the Power of Speed: From Supermarine to Rolls-Royce S

Background imageRecord Collection: George Michael pictured in a car during his failed court battle to be released from his

George Michael pictured in a car during his failed court battle to be released from his Sony record contract. 21st June 1994

Background imageRecord Collection: Court record of testimony at the Salem witch trials, 1692

Court record of testimony at the Salem witch trials, 1692
Record of Titubas testimony at the Salem witchcraft trials, 1690s. Halftone reproduction with a watercolor wash

Background imageRecord Collection: Supermarine aeroplane, Rolls-Royce S. 6

Supermarine aeroplane, Rolls-Royce S. 6
The Supermarine aeroplane, Rolls-Royce S.6, winner of the International Schneider Trophy Air Race in 1922, 1927 and 1929, and holder of the world speed record of 357.7 mph

Background imageRecord Collection: Cricketing Record 1932

Cricketing Record 1932
Herbert Sutcliffe and Percy Holmes score a record opening partnership of 555

Background imageRecord Collection: Wigan Casino dancers 1975 Northern Soul DJ Russ Winstanley holds up a 45 single

Wigan Casino dancers 1975 Northern Soul DJ Russ Winstanley holds up a 45 single record, standing next to his turntables

Background imageRecord Collection: OLYMPICS / 1948 / 10, 000 MET

OLYMPICS / 1948 / 10, 000 MET
Emil Zatopek (Czech) sets the 10, 000 metre record

Background imageRecord Collection: Female contortionist Diana Gaye playing records

Female contortionist Diana Gaye playing records
The female contortionist Diana Gaye in the sitting room, putting a record on the record player, with an array of the latest LP covers on display. Date: 1971

Background imageRecord Collection: Snow-covered United Kingdom, January 2010

Snow-covered United Kingdom, January 2010. Satellite image of snow and ice (white) covering the UK during the cold spell in January 2010

Background imageRecord Collection: Harley-Davidson Advert

Harley-Davidson Advert
Leslie Parkhurst sits astride the Harley-Davidson that took him to a new motor-cycle world land speed record at Daytona Beach, Florida

Background imageRecord Collection: Polkanuggo Quarry, Stithians, Cornwall. September 1902

Polkanuggo Quarry, Stithians, Cornwall. September 1902
A view of the quarry face showing workers sitting on a granite block weighing an estimated 2, 738 tons. It was claimed to be the largest single block ever quarried

Background imageRecord Collection: Polkanuggo Quarry, Stithians, Cornwall. 1903-1904

Polkanuggo Quarry, Stithians, Cornwall. 1903-1904
A general view of Polkanuggo Quarry with steam traction engine BETA No 483 and workers posing for the camera. The traction engine was made around June 1885 by John Fowler of Leeds

Background imageRecord Collection: Quarry in Mabe or Constantine, Cornwall. 1903-1904

Quarry in Mabe or Constantine, Cornwall. 1903-1904
A view of the quarry face showing two workers with sledge hammers standing by a granite block that is being dressed. Part of the Freeman & Sons, Penryn Collection. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageRecord Collection: Denis Compton at Hastings

Denis Compton at Hastings
Cricketer Denis Compton acknowledges the crowd at the Central Recreation Ground, Hastings. Playing for The South against Sir Pelham Warners Eleven

Background imageRecord Collection: Igor Stravinsky

Igor Stravinsky
Russian-born American composer, conductor and pianist Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971) conducting at a recording session in London. (Photo by Erich Auerbach/Getty Images)

Background imageRecord Collection: Fat Lucy Moore

Fat Lucy Moore
Lucy Moore, the American Fat Girl, weighs 292 kg (46 stone) and is still growing. Where will it end ?

Background imageRecord Collection: Peruvian Quipu

Peruvian Quipu
The QUIPU used by the ancient Peruvians to record events, keep accounts. This unattributed illustration comes from the Swedish Magazine Allers Familj Journal, 25th July 1923 issue

Background imageRecord Collection: Silhouettes on the U Bein Bridge at sunset, Amarapura, Myanmar

Silhouettes on the U Bein Bridge at sunset, Amarapura, Myanmar
People crossing the U Bein Bridge across the Taungthaman Lake at sunset in Amarapura, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma) believed to be the oldest and longest teakwood bridge in the world

Background imageRecord Collection: SEM diamond stylus travelling through LP grooves H100 / 0086

SEM diamond stylus travelling through LP grooves H100 / 0086
Scanning electron micrograph of a diamond stylus travelling through the grooves of a long-playing, stereo record. The grooves are cut into a flat disc of polyvinyl chloride

Background imageRecord Collection: Thrust SSC British

Thrust SSC British

Background imageRecord Collection: Brooklands Poster

Brooklands Poster
A poster for the racing programme at Brooklands Race Tract at Weybridge, Surrey, featuring Sir Malcolm Campbell driving (at the time) the worlds fastest car, Bluebird

Background imageRecord Collection: Fingerprint Sheet

Fingerprint Sheet
Fingerprints on a fingerprint record sheet from the New Scotland Yard criminal record office. Metropolitan Police

Background imageRecord Collection: Amy Johnson Says Goodbye

Amy Johnson Says Goodbye
Amy Johnson (Mrs Mollison) leaves Lympne in Hearts Content on her record attempt to South America. Here she kisses her husband goodbye. Date: 6 February 1933

Background imageRecord Collection: Olympics / 1936 / Jesseowens

Olympics / 1936 / Jesseowens
JESSE OWENS Jesse Owens breaks the 100 metre record

Background imageRecord Collection: The Winter Egg, 1913 (quartz, platinum, orthoclase, diamonds

The Winter Egg, 1913 (quartz, platinum, orthoclase, diamonds
CH463083 The Winter Egg, 1913 (quartz, platinum, orthoclase, diamonds, gold & demantoid) (see also 463082) by Holmstrom, Albert (1846-1920); height: 10.2 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageRecord Collection: S. F. Edge

S. F. Edge
Selwyn Francis Edge (1868 - 1940), Australian businessman, racing driver, and record-breaker. He is principally associated with selling and racing De Dion-Bouton, Gladiator; Clem鮴 -Panhard

Background imageRecord 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 imageRecord Collection: Advert for Malcolm campbell 1931

Advert for Malcolm campbell 1931
Dunlop Tyres pay tribute to Malcolm Campbell when he drives his Bluebird on Daytona Beach, Florida, at a speed of 395 km/h. Date: 1931

Background imageRecord Collection: Millau Bridge France

Millau Bridge France

Background imageRecord Collection: Bluebird on Lake Eyre, Australia, 1964

Bluebird on Lake Eyre, Australia, 1964
Illustration showing Donald Campbell (1921-1967) driving Bluebird across Lake Eyre, Southern Australia, during his successful attempt on the world land speed record in July 1964

Background imageRecord Collection: Lt. Shackleton, Captain Scott and Dr. Wilson, Antarctica, 19

Lt. Shackleton, Captain Scott and Dr. Wilson, Antarctica, 19
Photograph showing Lt. Shackleton, Captain Scott and Dr. Wilson, ready for their dash towards the South Pole, during the National Antarctic Expedition of 1901-04

Background imageRecord Collection: Ernest Shackleton

Ernest Shackleton
Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (1874-1922), British explorer, dressed for Antarctic conditions. Shackleton made four expeditions to the South Pole during his career

Background imageRecord Collection: The Schneider Trophy

The Schneider Trophy, presented by French industrialist Jacques Schneider, himself a record- breaking balloonist; his aim, to encourage aviation. The cup is worth 67000 euros

Background imageRecord Collection: Olympics / 1936 / Jesseowens

Olympics / 1936 / Jesseowens
JESSE OWENS Jesse Owens breaks the 200 metre record

Background imageRecord Collection: The Beech Hedge, Meikleour near Blairgowrie

The Beech Hedge, Meikleour near Blairgowrie. Planted in 1745, the hedge stands some 37 metres tall at its highest point and runs for almost 180 metres in length

Background imageRecord Collection: Denis Compton at Hastings

Denis Compton at Hastings
Denis Compton turns a ball from spinner Jim Laker (out of picture) off his legs to score another boundary past the despairing reach of the short leg fielder as wicketkeeper Stewart Billy Griffith

Background imageRecord Collection: Fanny Blankers-Koen hurdling, 1948 London Olympics

Fanny Blankers-Koen hurdling, 1948 London Olympics
Fanny Blankers-Koen, a Dutch housewife, taking the victory in the 80 metres hurdles and setting a new Olympic record. Maureen Gardner of Britain took the silver

Background imageRecord Collection: The Greely Arctic Expedition at its farthest point North, 18

The Greely Arctic Expedition at its farthest point North, 18
Engraving showing members of the American Meteorological Expedition of 1881-4 taking their position, with a sextant, at the farthest point North they reached. Led by Lt

Background imageRecord Collection: Harold Macmillan at the United Nations General Assembly

Harold Macmillan at the United Nations General Assembly
Photograph of (Maurice) Harold Macmillan speaking to the United Nations General Assembly, 29th September 1960. In a powerful speech the British Prime Minister spoke on Britains colonial record

Background imageRecord Collection: OLYMPICS / 1948 / 400 METRE

OLYMPICS / 1948 / 400 METRE
Arthur Wint (Jamaica) sets the 400 metre record

Background imageRecord Collection: Listening to Records

Listening to Records
A dreamy teenager listening to her new Astrud Gilberto LP on her record player

Background imageRecord Collection: British bid for the Worlds non-stop flight record 1927

British bid for the Worlds non-stop flight record 1927
The Hawker Horsley (named after Sir Thomas Sopwiths home of Horsley Towers), was a British single-engined biplane bomber of the 1920s

Background imageRecord Collection: Endeavour River, Australia

Endeavour River, Australia
Exploring Australia. Engraving depicting a view of part of Endeavour River, Australia. At right is HMS Endeavour, seen beached during repairs to her hull

Background imageRecord Collection: Piccard 1931 Ascent - 1

Piccard 1931 Ascent - 1
Swiss scientist Auguste Piccard, with colleague Kipfer, reaches record altitude of 16, 201m, ascending from Augsburg and coming down in the Austrian Alps Date: 27 May 1931

Background imageRecord Collection: Freeman & Sons dressing floor, probably Penryn, Cornwall. 1903-1904

Freeman & Sons dressing floor, probably Penryn, Cornwall. 1903-1904
Classical granite columns on the dressing floor of Freeman & Sons works. The man pictured is either Bernard Freeman or his brother. Part of the Freeman & Sons, Penryn Collection. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageRecord Collection: Largest horse in the world

Largest horse in the world
This horse, a Belgian stallion called Brooklyn Supreme was at one time the worlds largest horse, 19.2 hands high and 3, 200 pounds in weight. Date: 1930s

Background imageRecord Collection: Bluebird CN7 deploying parachute at Lake Eyre, World Land Speed Record attempt, 1964

Bluebird CN7 deploying parachute at Lake Eyre, World Land Speed Record attempt, 1964
Bluebird CN7 deploying parachute at Lake Eyre, World Land Speed Record attempt, Australia, 1964

Background imageRecord Collection: Doreen Davey with record-breaking Wye salmon 1923

Doreen Davey with record-breaking Wye salmon 1923
A woman breaks the record for Wye salmon: a 59 & a half pounder. Doreen Davey with her giant salmon landed after a two-hour struggle. Her father, Major G.W

Background imageRecord Collection: Tresahor Quarry, Constantine, Cornwall. 1903-1904

Tresahor Quarry, Constantine, Cornwall. 1903-1904
A general view of the quarry with the crane used for moving the granite blocks. Part of the Freeman & Sons, Penryn Collection. Photographer: Unknown



All Professionally Made to Order for Quick Shipping

"Unleashing the Power of Speed: From Supermarine to Rolls-Royce S. 6, a Record-Breaking Journey" Embarking on an exhilarating journey through history, we delve into remarkable records that have left an indelible mark. The Supermarine aeroplane and its successor, the Rolls-Royce S. 6, soared through the skies with unparalleled speed and grace. Transporting us back to 1692, the court record of testimony at the Salem witch trials unveils a dark chapter in human history - a chilling reminder of how fear can distort justice. Shifting gears to modern marvels, we encounter the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird. This sleek aircraft defied limits as it raced across continents like a phantom in flight. Stepping onto cricket's hallowed grounds in 1932, we witness an astonishing cricketing record that etched itself into sporting folklore forevermore. The Olympics have always been synonymous with breaking boundaries. In 1948, amidst post-war challenges, athletes pushed themselves beyond imagination during the grueling 10, 000-meter race – leaving spectators awestruck by their unwavering determination. Journeying to Polkanuggo Quarry in Stithians, Cornwall during 1903-1904 reveals workers' tireless efforts as they set out to break stone extraction records – showcasing human resilience and ingenuity against nature's might. A blanket of snow enveloped the United Kingdom in January 2010 – freezing time for a moment while setting new weather-related records that captivated both young and old alike. Revving up our engines with Harley-Davidson's iconic advert reminds us that sometimes breaking free from conventions is what sets us apart from others - embracing individuality becomes our personal record worth celebrating. Returning once more to Polkanuggo Quarry in September 1902 unravels another tale of triumph over adversity as miners strive relentlessly towards surpassing their previous achievements.