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"Unveiling the Power of Smoke: From Carbolic Smoke Ball to Heroic Firefighters" The Carbolic Smoke Ball: A Revolutionary Remedy or a Marketing Ploy

Background imageSmoke Collection: Carbolic smoke ball

Carbolic smoke ball
An advertisment placed by the Carbolic Smoke Ball Company for the carbolic smoke ball, a cure for all types of ailments

Background imageSmoke Collection: The Fighting Temeraire, 1839. Artist: JMW Turner

The Fighting Temeraire, 1839. Artist: JMW Turner
The Fighting Temeraire, 1839. The 98-gun ship Temeraire became known as the Fighting Temeraire after its role in Nelsons victory at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805

Background imageSmoke Collection: Heroic fireman rescuing girl from fire

Heroic fireman rescuing girl from fire
Heroic fireman rescuing a girl from a fire

Background imageSmoke Collection: Vintage American Civil War print of The Battle of Cherbourg

Vintage American Civil War print of The Battle of Cherbourg, between the United States Navy warship, the USS Kearsarge, and the Confederate States Navy warship, the CSS Alabama, on June 19, 1864

Background imageSmoke Collection: Formula One Championship, Rd 15, United States Grand Prix East, Watkins Glen, USA, 2 October 1977

Formula One Championship, Rd 15, United States Grand Prix East, Watkins Glen, USA, 2 October 1977
James Hunt (GBR) celebrates his win in Victory Lane with his McLaren M26, a cigarette, a beer, and a Penthouse Pet. Formula One Championship, Rd 15, United States Grand Prix East, Watkins Glen, USA

Background imageSmoke Collection: Heroic fireman rescuing girl from fire

Heroic fireman rescuing girl from fire
Heroic fireman rescuing a girl from a fire. Date: 19th century

Background imageSmoke Collection: Gypsy Encampment, Appleby, 1919 (w / c on paper) (see also 54655)

Gypsy Encampment, Appleby, 1919 (w / c on paper) (see also 54655)
XPG329621 Gypsy Encampment, Appleby, 1919 (w/c on paper) (see also 54655) by Atkinson, John (1863-1924); Private Collection; English, out of copyright

Background imageSmoke Collection: Carbolic Smoke Ball / 1893

Carbolic Smoke Ball / 1893
Advertisement for The Carbolic Smoke Ball Co. which claimed to offer a cure for a wide variety of ailments. This led to a court case on grounds of deception & a landmark ruling

Background imageSmoke Collection: RAF Poster, Back Them Up! WW2

RAF Poster, Back Them Up! WW2
RAF Poster, Back Them Up!, showing a British Spitfire shooting down a German bomber during the Second World War. 1940s

Background imageSmoke Collection: Heath Robinson Kitchen 3 of 4

Heath Robinson Kitchen 3 of 4
Heath Robinson Does Away with Servants - Patent Applied for by " The Sketch" in the Kitchen. A busy Kitchen, which is a typically Heath Robinson design, with a system of pulleys

Background imageSmoke Collection: Firefighters working at scene of pub fire, SE London

Firefighters working at scene of pub fire, SE London
Firefighters working at scene of pub fire, Eltham, SE London

Background imageSmoke Collection: Ravenscraig Steel Works, Motherwell, 1978

Ravenscraig Steel Works, Motherwell, 1978
Ravenscraig, Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, Scotland

Background imageSmoke Collection: Poster produced for British Railways (BR), showing a railway worker manually operating

Poster produced for British Railways (BR), showing a railway worker manually operating the signals in the Greenwood signal box, New Barnet, London

Background imageSmoke Collection: Industrial Revolution in the 1800s

Industrial Revolution in the 1800s - scanned 1878 engraving

Background imageSmoke Collection: Freight train on the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway, by Selwyn Pearce-Higgins

Freight train on the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway, by Selwyn Pearce-Higgins. This narrow gauge railway line was opened in 1903

Background imageSmoke Collection: Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station
The chimneys of Battersea Power Station, view across the River Thames, from Chelsea Reach, London

Background imageSmoke Collection: February Fill Dyke, 1881. Creator: Benjamin Williams Leader

February Fill Dyke, 1881. Creator: Benjamin Williams Leader
February Fill Dyke, 1881

Background imageSmoke Collection: Volcano Kimanura Nyamulagira Virungas, Zaire, Africa

Volcano Kimanura Nyamulagira Virungas, Zaire, Africa
AW-4153 VOLCANO ERUPTION Kimanura - Nyamulgira Virungas, Democratic Repubulic of Congo (formerly Zaire) Adrian Warren Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageSmoke Collection: Victoria Falls at Sunrise, by Thomas Baines

Victoria Falls at Sunrise, by Thomas Baines
Victoria Falls at Sunrise with The Smoke or Spraycloud, by Thomas Baines (1820-1875). Date: 1863

Background imageSmoke Collection: Marlene Dietrich in Josef von Sternbergs Blonde Venus (1932)

Marlene Dietrich in Josef von Sternbergs Blonde Venus (1932)
Marlene Dietrich in Blonde Venus (1932)

Background imageSmoke Collection: Welwyn Garden City, an example of town planning

Welwyn Garden City, an example of town planning
An advertisement for new houses and industrial sites at the new town of Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, an example of town planning, designed to take people away from polluted cities

Background imageSmoke Collection: The Battle of Trafalgar, (oil on canvas)

The Battle of Trafalgar, (oil on canvas)
824219 The Battle of Trafalgar, (oil on canvas) by English School, (19th century); 340.5x218.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: The Battle of Trafalgar. English School, 19th Century)

Background imageSmoke Collection: A China Clay Pit, Leswidden, Harold Harvey (1874-1941)

A China Clay Pit, Leswidden, Harold Harvey (1874-1941)
Oil on canvas, Newlyn School, 1920 or 1924. This painting shows the harsh, labour-intensive working conditions of a china clay pit

Background imageSmoke Collection: The Clay Pit, Harold Harvey (1874-1941)

The Clay Pit, Harold Harvey (1874-1941)
Oil on canvas, Newlyn School, 1923. View of Leswidden China Clay Works near St Just. This painting shows the harsh, labour-intensive working conditions of a china clay pit

Background imageSmoke Collection: Staffordshire Potteries

Staffordshire Potteries
Factories in the Staffordshire potteries, 2nd March 1946. Original publication : Picture Post - 3088 - Pottery : A Working Partys Problem - pub

Background imageSmoke Collection: Firefighters in action, Eagle Street, London WC1

Firefighters in action, Eagle Street, London WC1
Firefighters in action at a fire in Eagle Street, London WC1, 0738 hrs, 9 June 1955. In the initial stages an attempt was made to take a line of hose into the first floor via a loading bay door

Background imageSmoke Collection: Photograph by Cyril Herbert showing a steam locomotive pulling an express train in

Photograph by Cyril Herbert showing a steam locomotive pulling an express train in the West Highlands of Scotland

Background imageSmoke Collection: 1928 Austin 7 Gordon England Cup

1928 Austin 7 Gordon England Cup at the Exeter trial struggling uphill

Background imageSmoke Collection: Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station on a misty morning. Date: 1940s

Background imageSmoke Collection: A smokey view with the typical scene of bottle ovens and kilns during the industrial

A smokey view with the typical scene of bottle ovens and kilns during the industrial period of Stoke on Trent - Pottery - Potteries - Pot Banks Picture taken circa 1950

Background imageSmoke Collection: An Alligator - all dressed up to meet you in Florida, USA

An Alligator - all dressed up to meet you in Florida, USA. Date: 1935

Background imageSmoke Collection: Charge of the French Cuirassiers at Waterloo, 1874, (c1915). Artist

Charge of the French Cuirassiers at Waterloo, 1874, (c1915). Artist: Felix Henri Emmanuel Philippoteaux
Charge of the French Cuirassiers at Waterloo, 1874, (c1915). Held by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. From International Art: Past and Present by Alfred Yockney

Background imageSmoke Collection: The Death of Major Peirson, 6 January 1781, 1783. Artist: John Singleton Copley

The Death of Major Peirson, 6 January 1781, 1783. Artist: John Singleton Copley
The Death of Major Peirson, 6 January 1781, 1783. France invaded Jersey on 5 January 1781 and, following the fall of its capital St Helier, the governor surrendered the island

Background imageSmoke Collection: Galway Gossips, c1887, (c1930). Creator: Sir Ernest Albert Waterlow

Galway Gossips, c1887, (c1930). Creator: Sir Ernest Albert Waterlow
Galway Gossips, c1887, (c1930). Rural scene in the west of Ireland: a woman on a horse stops to chat to a man leaning on a low wall

Background imageSmoke Collection: A Factoryscape in the Potteries, (1938)

A Factoryscape in the Potteries, (1938). Smoke from chimneys in the industrial area known as the Staffordshire Potteries, Stoke-on-Trent

Background imageSmoke Collection: HMS Prince of Wales, British battleship

HMS Prince of Wales, British battleship. Date: circa 1908

Background imageSmoke Collection: British battle cruisers HMS Tiger and HMS Lion, WW1

British battle cruisers HMS Tiger and HMS Lion, WW1
Two British battle cruisers at sea, HMS Tiger (left) and HMS Lion (right), at sea during the First World War. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageSmoke Collection: Gebrauchsgrafik illustration, 1928

Gebrauchsgrafik illustration, 1928
Highly stylised art deco illustration showing three people (one woman and two men) in evening dress, sitting on what look like cocktail stools

Background imageSmoke Collection: Organist Plays with Fire

Organist Plays with Fire
While fire rages in Norwich cathedral, the organist plays on... and is found by the firemen half-asphyxiated by the smoke

Background imageSmoke Collection: A Dreadnought firing her great guns

A Dreadnought firing her great guns. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageSmoke Collection: WW2 Poster -- Back Them Up

WW2 Poster -- Back Them Up
Back Them Up! Colour photolithograph printed by Fosh and Cross Ltd, published by HMSO. Showing a British Commando raid on a German-held port in Norway. Date: 1940

Background imageSmoke Collection: The Battle of Trafalgar, 1805 (oil on canvas)

The Battle of Trafalgar, 1805 (oil on canvas)
XCR2069 The Battle of Trafalgar, 1805 (oil on canvas) by Stanfield, Clarkson R.A. (1793-1867); 262x462 cm; The Crown Estate; English, out of copyright

Background imageSmoke Collection: TURNER: BURNING PARLIAMENT. The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons, 16th October 1834

TURNER: BURNING PARLIAMENT. The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons, 16th October 1834. Oil on canvas, 1834-35, by Joseph Mallord William Turner

Background imageSmoke Collection: Blitz in Plymouth -- St Andrews Parish Church, WW2

Blitz in Plymouth -- St Andrews Parish Church, WW2
Blitz in Plymouth -- the smouldering remains of St Andrews Parish Church, bombed and badly damaged in March 1941. The church was restored, and reconsecrated in November 1957

Background imageSmoke Collection: Fire at 298 Old Brompton Road, London SW5

Fire at 298 Old Brompton Road, London SW5, 25 February 1956. An escape ladder is extended to the second floor, with Sub Officer Kirby of A9 Fulham carrying a 19-month-old child

Background imageSmoke Collection: LCC-LFB Warehouse fire, Butlers Wharf, Bermondsey

LCC-LFB Warehouse fire, Butlers Wharf, Bermondsey
A major docklands fire at Butlers Wharf, Bermondsey, SE London. It happened during a particularly cold spell for March. The attack on the fire by a large number of firefighters

Background imageSmoke Collection: LCC-LFB Serious house fire in Notting Hill

LCC-LFB Serious house fire in Notting Hill
Firefighters using the 50 foot wheeled escape ladder to gain access to the upper floors of this terraced house affected by a serious blaze in Notting Hill, West London

Background imageSmoke Collection: Fresh Air from the Potteries

Fresh Air from the Potteries
" Fresh Air from the Potteries" A sarcastic caption accompanying a fine photograph of the skyline of dark satanic mills which characterised the Potteries (Stoke-on-Trent)



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"Unveiling the Power of Smoke: From Carbolic Smoke Ball to Heroic Firefighters" The Carbolic Smoke Ball: A Revolutionary Remedy or a Marketing Ploy? Brave and Bold: Heroic Fireman Rescuing Girl from Raging Inferno. JMW Turner's "The Fighting Temeraire": Capturing the Ephemeral Beauty of Smoke. Back Them Up. RAF Poster during WW2 Emphasizing the Importance of Support. 1893's Carbolic Smoke Ball: An Intriguing Glimpse into Historical Remedies. Courage Under Fire: Witnessing a Heroic Fireman Saving Lives in Perilous Situations. British Railways' Dedication: Railway Workers Braving Manual Operations Amidst Billowing Smoke. Heath Robinson Kitchen Series - Part 3: When Chaos Meets Ingenuity, Resulting in Smoky Culinary Adventures. Thich Quang Duc's Self-Immolation Protest in Saigon, 1963 - A Shocking Image Forever Etched in History. Ravenscraig Steel Works, Motherwell, 1978 - Where Molten Metal Meets Thick Plumes of Industrial Smoke. Speed and Spectacle at Watkins Glen, USA - Formula One Championship amidst Clouds of Tire-Smoke. Gladys Berejiklian Briefed by RFS Heroes - Recognizing the Efforts to Combat Wildfires and Tame their Destructive Smokes. In this diverse collection of moments captured throughout history, smoke emerges as both an enigmatic force and a symbol of resilience against adversity.