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Tent Collection

"Tents: Portals to Adventure and Exploration" Tents have long been the steadfast companions of adventurers, explorers, and pioneers

Background imageTent Collection: Elsie on Hassan - Laura Knight

Elsie on Hassan - Laura Knight
Oil on Canvas 68.6 x 76.2

Background imageTent Collection: Via de Pecori and the Piazza del Duomo in Florence

Via de Pecori and the Piazza del Duomo in Florence Florence Via de Pecori Bell Tower Gothic, Middle Ages, Europe, First and Second Millennium A.D.. Date of Photograph:1890-1910 ca

Background imageTent Collection: Broadstairs (pencil, pen and grey ink and watercolour)

Broadstairs (pencil, pen and grey ink and watercolour)
651902 Broadstairs (pencil, pen and grey ink and watercolour) by Rowlandson, Thomas (1756-1827); 24.5x37.2 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Broadstairs. Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827)

Background imageTent Collection: The Encampment of the English Forces near Portsmouth during the Battle of the Solent

The Encampment of the English Forces near Portsmouth during the Battle of the Solent
BAL331681 The Encampment of the English Forces near Portsmouth during the Battle of the Solent, 1778 (engraving) (later colouration) by Basire

Background imageTent Collection: The Summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, Uhuru Peak, at 19, 340ft

The Summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, Uhuru Peak, at 19, 340ft

Background imageTent Collection: Lord Baden-Powells House in the Woods

Lord Baden-Powells House in the Woods
Campsite of Lord Baden-Powell, described as My house in the Woods. Arrows with descriptions point to areas described as rooms. Arrow labelled bathroom points to nearby lake. circa 1910s

Background imageTent Collection: Advertisement for Patersons Camp Coffee

Advertisement for Patersons Camp Coffee, which is claimed to be the best

Background imageTent Collection: La Dame a la Licorne (Lady and the Unicorn) : To my only desire, 1484-1500 (Wool and silk tapestry)

La Dame a la Licorne (Lady and the Unicorn) : To my only desire, 1484-1500 (Wool and silk tapestry)
JLJ4680287 La Dame a la Licorne (Lady and the Unicorn) : To my only desire, 1484-1500 (Wool and silk tapestry) by Flemish School

Background imageTent Collection: Bobby Jones, golfer, in action at Lytham St Annes

Bobby Jones, golfer, in action at Lytham St Annes, watched by a large group of spectators. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageTent Collection: Amundsens Tent at the South Pole, January 1912, (1913). Artist: Henry Bowers

Amundsens Tent at the South Pole, January 1912, (1913). Artist: Henry Bowers
Amundsens Tent at the South Pole, January 1912, (1913). Expedition leader Captain Robert F Scott (1868-1912), Dr Edward Wilson (1872-1912) and Petty Officer Edgar Evans (1876-1912)

Background imageTent Collection: MOUNT EVEREST EXPEDITION. The camp of the 1924 British expedition to Mount Everest

MOUNT EVEREST EXPEDITION. The camp of the 1924 British expedition to Mount Everest, on the crest of the North Col

Background imageTent Collection: Captain Oates Dies

Captain Oates Dies
The young Captain Oates leaves Captain Scotts tent in a blizzard on the return trip from the South Pole and is never seen again

Background imageTent Collection: Scott Polar Expedition 1910 - 1912 - Beardmore Glacier

Scott Polar Expedition 1910 - 1912 - Beardmore Glacier
Photograph taken by Captain Scott during the ill-fated polar expedition to the South Pole in 1910 - 1912, showing tents pitched on the way up the Beardmore Glacier

Background imageTent Collection: The Last Resting Place of Captain Scott

The Last Resting Place of Captain Scott
The inner tent in which Captain Scott and his two companions were discovered taken by a member of the relief party which found the tent on November 12th 1912

Background imageTent Collection: Yellow tents at Everest Base Camp, Solu Khumbu Everest Region, Sagarmatha National Park

Yellow tents at Everest Base Camp, Solu Khumbu Everest Region, Sagarmatha National Park, Himalayas, Nepal, Asia

Background imageTent Collection: Anger (Ira), from the series of the The Seven Deadly Sins, engraved

Anger (Ira), from the series of the The Seven Deadly Sins, engraved
XJF175730 Anger (Ira), from the series of the " The Seven Deadly Sins", engraved by Pieter van der Heyden (c.1530-72) and published by Hieronymus Cock (c.1510-70)

Background imageTent Collection: Shahnameh. The Book of Kings. 16th c. Sohrab

Shahnameh. The Book of Kings. 16th c. Sohrab facing the tent of the Persian army leaders. 16th c. Persian art. Safavid period. Miniature Painting. FRANCE. Chantilly

Background imageTent Collection: Two Duff Highlanders at Braemar Games, Scotland

Two Duff Highlanders at Braemar Games, Scotland
Two kilted Duff Highlanders from the Mar Estate discussing the Braemar Highland Games where King George V and Queen Mary were in attendance

Background imageTent Collection: London Boxing 1870

London Boxing 1870
Two fighters slug it out in the gloomy interior of a tent, watched by a small crowd of Londoners who have probably bet on the outcome

Background imageTent Collection: LINCOLN & McCLELLAN. Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), 16th President of the United States

LINCOLN & McCLELLAN. Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), 16th President of the United States, and General George B. McClellan on the battlefield in Antietam, Maryland

Background imageTent Collection: Brownsea Island Experimental Scout Camp

Brownsea Island Experimental Scout Camp
Robert Baden Powell outside his tent during the 1907 Brownsea Island Experimental Camp. Date: 1907

Background imageTent Collection: Yurts (Mongolian dwellings)

Yurts (Mongolian dwellings), Mongolia

Background imageTent Collection: Ulyssess Grant / Brady

Ulyssess Grant / Brady
ULYSSESs GRANT American Civil War General at Headquarters during the Virginia Campaign

Background imageTent Collection: Scott at Amundsens Tent

Scott at Amundsens Tent
Scotts team arrive at the South Pole to find that Amundsens crew have beaten them to it; frozen and demoralised, they perished weeks later

Background imageTent Collection: Baldwins knitting leaflet, WW1

Baldwins knitting leaflet, WW1
Knitted Comforts for Men on Land and Sea - front cover of a booklet published by J & J Baldwin s, yarn manufacturers of Halifax

Background imageTent Collection: Glowing tents at Samogaon on the Manaslu circuit trek, Himalayas, Nepal, Asia

Glowing tents at Samogaon on the Manaslu circuit trek, Himalayas, Nepal, Asia

Background imageTent Collection: CONFEDERATE CAMP, 1861. Confederate troops from Mississippi practicing with the Bowie knife in camp

CONFEDERATE CAMP, 1861. Confederate troops from Mississippi practicing with the Bowie knife in camp. Wood engraving from a Northern American newspaper of 1861

Background imageTent Collection: Omsk - Western Siberia - Kazakh children

Omsk - Western Siberia - Kazakh children in front of their yurt tent Date: circa 1903

Background imageTent Collection: Sunset at White Rocks (Piedras Blancas) campsite at 6200m, Aconcagua 6962m

Sunset at White Rocks (Piedras Blancas) campsite at 6200m, Aconcagua 6962m, highest peak in South America, Aconcagua Provincial Park, Andes mountains, Argentina, South America

Background imageTent Collection: Illuminated tent at Plaza de Mulas base camp, Aconcagua 6962m, highest peak in South America

Illuminated tent at Plaza de Mulas base camp, Aconcagua 6962m, highest peak in South America, Aconcagua Provincial Park, Andes mountains, Argentina, South America

Background imageTent Collection: Boys Band, Training Ship Indefatigable

Boys Band, Training Ship Indefatigable
The Boys Band of the Training Ship Indefatigable pose for their photograph in a field, near a tent -- probably at a local fete where they were performing

Background imageTent Collection: St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom, Europe

St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageTent Collection: Sunrise view of the Mawenzi Peak of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Sunrise view of the Mawenzi Peak of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Background imageTent Collection: Cotopaxi National Park, Snow-Capped Cotopaxi Volcano, One of The Highest Active Volcanoes

Cotopaxi National Park, Snow-Capped Cotopaxi Volcano, One of The Highest Active Volcanoes, Volkswagen Bus, Campground, Altitude of 12, 000 Feet, Cotopaxi Province, Ecuador

Background imageTent Collection: Duncan, fireman - Davidson, mate - Walker, A

Duncan, fireman - Davidson, mate - Walker, A
Scottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04. Leader: William Speirs Bruce. Three men stand on the snow in front of a pyramid tent, a shovel to one side

Background imageTent Collection: Mongol nomads moving camp

Mongol nomads moving camp
Medieval Tartar yurts and wagons moving camp. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageTent Collection: View of Lungarno Corsini in Florence, with the Grand Hotel de New York

View of Lungarno Corsini in Florence, with the Grand Hotel de New York Florence Lungarno Corsini. Date of Photograph:1890 ca

Background imageTent Collection: View of Lungarno Amerigo Vespucci in Florence

View of Lungarno Amerigo Vespucci in Florence. Florence Lungarno. Date of Photograph:1890 ca

Background imageTent Collection: King Alis tent at Benowm, Kingdom of Ludamar

King Alis tent at Benowm, Kingdom of Ludamar
View of a moorish camp: King Alis tent at Benowm, Kingdom of Ludamar. Ali sat on a black leather cushion clipping the hairs on his upper lip while a female servant held a mirror

Background imageTent Collection: A Crowd of people enjoying themselves at the Earlswood Wood Jazz Festival Fulford

A Crowd of people enjoying themselves at the Earlswood Wood Jazz Festival Fulford Hall Birmingham. The star-studded event was at the home of Councillor Rob Pryke

Background imageTent Collection: An unemployed lumberjack with his wife in a migrant workers camp for the bean harvest

An unemployed lumberjack with his wife in a migrant workers camp for the bean harvest, Marion County, Oregon
OREGON: LUMBERJACK, 1939. An unemployed lumberjack with his wife in a migrant workers camp for the bean harvest, Marion County, Oregon. The man has his social security number tattooed on his arm

Background imageTent Collection: TSM H. 1524 Siege of Vienna by Suleyman I (1494-1566) the Magnificent, in 1529

TSM H. 1524 Siege of Vienna by Suleyman I (1494-1566) the Magnificent, in 1529
XIR172634 TSM H.1524 Siege of Vienna by Suleyman I (1494-1566) the Magnificent, in 1529, from the Hunername by Lokman, 1588 (gouache on paper) by Islamic School

Background imageTent Collection: The Scout magazine front cover, Special Summer Camping Numbe

The Scout magazine front cover, Special Summer Camping Numbe
Front cover of The Scout magazine, " the only weekly official organ of the Boy Scouts" featuring a happy boy scout flying a kite while all his fellow scouts carry out the manly tasks of

Background imageTent Collection: A woman relaxes on the beach at Deauville

A woman relaxes on the beach at Deauville
A woman relaxes on the beach where temperatures reached 38 degrees at Deauville, France July 23, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Coombs TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Background imageTent Collection: Tipi camp at night, Lakota Sioux Tipis, Custer County, Black Hills, Western South Dakota

Tipi camp at night, Lakota Sioux Tipis, Custer County, Black Hills, Western South Dakota, USA

Background imageTent Collection: Siege of Yorktown, 1781 (c1836). Artist: Auguste Couder

Siege of Yorktown, 1781 (c1836). Artist: Auguste Couder
Siege of Yorktown, 1781 (c1836). French General Jean de Rochambeau (1725-1807) and American General George Washington (1732-1799) giving the last orders for the attack, October 1781

Background imageTent Collection: Illustration of Bedouin tent near Black Sea coast

Illustration of Bedouin tent near Black Sea coast

Background imageTent Collection: Illustration of a bible scene, Exodus 35-36, Tabernacle, God instructs Moses to build a house of

Illustration of a bible scene, Exodus 35-36, Tabernacle, God instructs Moses to build a house of prayer for the wandering Israelites



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"Tents: Portals to Adventure and Exploration" Tents have long been the steadfast companions of adventurers, explorers, and pioneers. They symbolize the spirit of discovery and the quest for new horizons. Elsie on Hassan by Laura Knight captures this essence as a young girl finds solace in her tent amidst an exotic landscape. Even advertisements like Patersons Camp Coffee understood the allure of tents, showcasing them as cozy retreats where one could enjoy a warm cuppa amidst nature's embrace. Lord Baden-Powell's House in the Woods reminds us that even great leaders sought refuge under canvas roofs, finding inspiration and solace within their temporary abodes. From conquering peaks to braving extreme conditions, tents have witnessed remarkable feats. Henry Bowers' depiction of Amundsens Tent at the South Pole transports us to January 1912 when brave souls battled unforgiving elements in pursuit of scientific knowledge. The British expedition to Mount Everest in 1924 relied on tents as their sanctuaries during their arduous climb towards greatness. These shelters became symbols of resilience and determination against nature's might. In Scott Polar Expedition 1910-1912 - Beardmore Glacier, we glimpse into Captain Scott's fateful journey through his tented campsite – a poignant reminder of human endurance pushed to its limits. Yet not all tented moments are about conquest; they can also be places for camaraderie and celebration. Two Duff Highlanders at Braemar Games showcases how these structures become gathering spots for joyous occasions, where cultures merge and friendships blossom. Sometimes tents serve as final resting places too – such is The Last Resting Place of Captain Scott – silent witnesses to extraordinary lives lived with unwavering courage. And let us not forget those who seek adventure closer to home; Yellow Tents at Everest Base Camp beckon intrepid souls ready to embark on treks through Sagarmatha National Park, where the majesty of nature unfolds.