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Time Collection

"Time: A Tapestry of Moments and Memories" From the resonating chimes of church bell ringers to the synchronized precision of L Battery, Royal Horse Artillery

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Church Bell Ringers
Ringing the changes in the belfry of an English parish church at Christmas time

Background imageTime Collection: View of Piazza della Signoria, Florence

View of Piazza della Signoria, Florence Florence Piazza della Signoria Building Gothic, Middle Ages, Europe, First and Second Millennium A.D.. Date of Photograph:1890 ca.. Date of Artwork:1299-1315

Background imageTime Collection: Etsy Mum

Etsy Mum
Tanya Love

Background imageTime Collection: Rolex wrist watch advertisement, 1931

Rolex wrist watch advertisement, 1931
Advertisement for iconic watch brand Rolex, the worlds most accurate wrist watch. Date: 1931

Background imageTime Collection: R. Bannister Runs Mile

R. Bannister Runs Mile
Roger Bannister of Great Britain, with a time of 3 mins 59.4 seconds, becomes the first person to run a mile in under 4 minutes, at the Iffley Road Sports Ground, England

Background imageTime Collection: L Battery, Royal Horse Artillery

L Battery, Royal Horse Artillery. How our gunners won the VC and silenced the fire of the German guns in face of overwhelming odds Retreat from Mons, 1st September 1914

Background imageTime Collection: Don Bradman Going out to Bat for the Last Time, Melbourne Cr

Don Bradman Going out to Bat for the Last Time, Melbourne Cr
Photograph of Don Bradman going out to bat, during his last first-class cricket match; a game between Bradmans XI and L. Hassetts XI, held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, December 1948

Background imageTime Collection: Rolex wrist watches advertisement

Rolex wrist watches advertisement

Background imageTime Collection: Viking Britain Map

Viking Britain Map
A map of the British Isles (including Ireland) during the time of the Vikings

Background imageTime Collection: Borley Rectory 1890S

Borley Rectory 1890S
Borley Rectory at the time of Harry Bulls occupancy : the garden front, the Bull family enjoying a game of tennis

Background imageTime Collection: MCVITIEs DIGESTIVE 1936

MCVITIEs DIGESTIVE 1936
McVities digestive biscuits At any time of the daily round

Background imageTime Collection: The Clock, Westport, County Mayo, Connacht, Republic of Ireland, Europe

The Clock, Westport, County Mayo, Connacht, Republic of Ireland, Europe

Background imageTime Collection: Ju-Jitsu suffragette

Ju-Jitsu suffragette
If you want to earn some time throw a policeman! The Ju-Jitsu suffragette shows how a policeman may be tackled. Mrs Garrud, the well-known suffragette

Background imageTime Collection: HMS Exeter arriving at Plymouth, Second World War, 1940

HMS Exeter arriving at Plymouth, Second World War, 1940
Photograph showing the arrival of the Royal Navy cruiser HMS Exeter at Plymouth Docks, February 1940. Exeter was returning to Britain for the first time since taking part in the Battle of the River

Background imageTime Collection: Big Ben and London Tram

Big Ben and London Tram
A wet evening at the Westminster Bridge end of the Victoria Embankment, with Big Ben showing the light which indicates that Parliament is sitting. Note also the tram

Background imageTime Collection: Roman God Janus

Roman God Janus
Illustration of a Roman God Janus

Background imageTime Collection: Cigar-Smoking Child

Cigar-Smoking Child
Three year-old Robert Quigley smoking a cigar, Washington DC, 30th August 1928. Quigley apparently started smoking when, as a one year-old on his fathers knee

Background imageTime Collection: STEAMBOAT RACE, 1870. The Great Mississippi Steamboat Race between the Robert E

STEAMBOAT RACE, 1870. The Great Mississippi Steamboat Race between the Robert E. Lee and the Natchez from New Orleans to St. Louis won by the Robert E

Background imageTime Collection: Dance-Time at the Dorchester Hotel

Dance-Time at the Dorchester Hotel
This painting by Matania shows people dancing in the ballroom of the Dorchester Hotel in Park Lane

Background imageTime Collection: Sir Robert Peel, c. 1846

Sir Robert Peel, c. 1846
Engraving of Sir Robert Peel (1788-1850), the English statesman and Prime Minister. Peel was a Conservative MP who held strong views on Irish Catholicism and Free Trade vs Protectionism

Background imageTime Collection: CITROEN ID. 19, 1957

CITROEN ID. 19, 1957
The classic Citroen DS car launched in 1955, at this time known as the Citroen ID.19

Background imageTime Collection: QUEEN MARY

QUEEN MARY
Cunard White Star liner - at the time, both the largest and the fastest ship of her kind in the world, with accommodation for 5000 passengers. Date: launched 26 Sept. 1934

Background imageTime Collection: Map of London Underground railway, Hampstead Tube

Map of London Underground railway, Hampstead Tube
Map of London Underground railway extension, highlighting the recently opened Hampstead Tube (Charing Cross, Euston & Hampstead Railway), branching out to Golders Green and Highgate. Date: 1907

Background imageTime Collection: LUSITANIA

LUSITANIA
At the time of her launch in 1907, she was the largest vessel in the world : her sinking by a U-boat in 1915 continues to inspire conspiracy theories

Background imageTime Collection: Lovecraft / Aliens / 1936

Lovecraft / Aliens / 1936
THE SHADOW OUT OF TIME (H P Lovecraft) - Peaslee encounters the Great Race

Background imageTime Collection: Map / Asia / India C1850

Map / Asia / India C1850
India under British rule, about the time of the Mutiny

Background imageTime Collection: Big Ben Clock Tower CC73_02867

Big Ben Clock Tower CC73_02867
PALACE OF WESTMINSTER, London. Inside the clock tower. Maintenance on Big Ben clock face

Background imageTime Collection: Vanitas Still Life with a Tulip, Skull and Hour-Glass (oil on panel)

Vanitas Still Life with a Tulip, Skull and Hour-Glass (oil on panel)
XIR136795 Vanitas Still Life with a Tulip, Skull and Hour-Glass (oil on panel) by Champaigne, Philippe de (1602-74); Musee de Tesse, Le Mans, France; French, out of copyright

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The Strongest "
" The Strongest.". Fortunino Matania, Ri (1881-1963). One of the most accomplished realistic illustrators and artists of his time

Background imageTime Collection: Jersey Airways Poster

Jersey Airways Poster
Jersey Airways Ltd poster, showing a passenger biplane flying from the south coast of Britain to Jersey. Listing duration and costs of flights from London and Portsmouth. 20th century

Background imageTime 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 imageTime Collection: Building Emp State Buil

Building Emp State Buil
A dizzy perch 350 yards above street level: A New York workman (Carl Russell) engaged on the worlds tallest bulding (at the time), the Empire State Building

Background imageTime Collection: Royal Gorge Bridge

Royal Gorge Bridge
The railway bridge over the Royal Gorge, Colorado : at the time of its construction, it is the highest bridge in the world

Background imageTime Collection: The Unknown Warrior - scene at Westminster Abbey

The Unknown Warrior - scene at Westminster Abbey, 11th November 1920. Fortunino Matania, Ri (1881-1963). One of the most accomplished realistic illustrators and artists of his time

Background imageTime Collection: Mossadeq 1951 Man of Year, from Time 1952. Mohammad Mosaddegh (19 May 1882 - 5 March

Mossadeq 1951 Man of Year, from Time 1952. Mohammad Mosaddegh (19 May 1882 - 5 March 1967) Prime Minister of Iran from 1951 to 1953 when he was overthrown in a coup d etat backed by the United States

Background imageTime Collection: Celebrated horse lexington (5 yrs. old) by Boston out of Ali

Celebrated horse lexington (5 yrs. old) by Boston out of Alice Carneal: Bred by Dr. Warfield, owned by R. Ten Broeck, esq

Background imageTime Collection: action a race through time best200

action a race through time best200
1966 Targa Florio. Little Madonie Circuit, Sicily, Italy. 8 May 1966. World Sportscar Championship. Nino Vaccarella/Lorenzo Bandini (Ferrari 330P3). Ref-2064

Background imageTime Collection: Suffragette Hunger Strike Medal W. S. P. U

Suffragette Hunger Strike Medal W. S. P. U
The W.S.P.U Hunger Strike medal presented to Grace Chappelow (1884-1971). This has two bars, indicating two imprisonments during which time, Grace was on hunger strike

Background imageTime Collection: Rules to be Observed by a Victorian Family

Rules to be Observed by a Victorian Family -- a typical summary of Victorian values, with advice including: Waste Not, Want Not; Do everything at its proper time; Be punctual, be regular

Background imageTime Collection: A Fish Pontoon at Grimsby by Fortunio Matania

A Fish Pontoon at Grimsby by Fortunio Matania
An illustration of what was described in the Sphere as one of the greatest fishing ports in the world. In 1790 the population was less than 1, 000 and in 1907 it was 65, 000

Background imageTime Collection: Londons new amusement: Up and down the escalator

Londons new amusement: Up and down the escalator
Illustration from 1911 of the first escalators ever installed on the underground, between the District and the Piccadilly line platforms at Earls Court station

Background imageTime Collection: Wendy Padbury, actress who plays the role of Zoe Herriot

Wendy Padbury, actress who plays the role of Zoe Herriot, a companion of second doctor Patrick Troughton, pictured on location, 3rd May 1968

Background imageTime Collection: Cart Before The Horse

Cart Before The Horse
An unusual harness race, with the driver facing backwards, takes place at Weequahic Park, Newark, New Jersey, 17th October 1928

Background imageTime Collection: Music Hall at the Metropolitan Theatre, London - Brochure

Music Hall at the Metropolitan Theatre, London - Brochure
Music Hall brochure for The Metropolitan Theatre - a West End music hall and theatre located at 267 Edgware Road, Paddington, London

Background imageTime Collection: Self-Help in War Time by Heath Robinson Building a Bungalow

Self-Help in War Time by Heath Robinson Building a Bungalow
No III - Building a bungalow: Now, having made a good start with your music-room, place your piano in position. A rather back to front way of house construction from the crazy mind of William Heath

Background imageTime Collection: Advert for The Rolex Oyster waterproof wrist watch 1930

Advert for The Rolex Oyster waterproof wrist watch 1930
Jabez Wolffe timing Miss Micky West for forth-coming attempt on Channel records. The most accurate wrist watch in the World made waterproof. Date: 1930

Background imageTime Collection: French Republican Calendar for 1794 (Year III). Napoleon abolished this calendar

French Republican Calendar for 1794 (Year III). Napoleon abolished this calendar with effect from l January 1806. Design by Louis Philibert Bebucourt (1755-1832), French painter and printmaker

Background imageTime Collection: Queen Elizabeth II with horse at Sandringham

Queen Elizabeth II with horse at Sandringham
Queen Elizabeth II, when Princess Elizabeth, pictured with one of the horses during harvest time at Sandringham, Norfolk in 1943. Date: 1943



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"Time: A Tapestry of Moments and Memories" From the resonating chimes of church bell ringers to the synchronized precision of L Battery, Royal Horse Artillery, time weaves its intricate threads through history. It marks milestones like Roger Bannister's triumphant mile run, etching his name in sporting legend. In 1931, a Rolex wristwatch advertisement captured the essence of elegance and reliability that transcends generations. Meanwhile, HMS Exeter's arrival at Plymouth during the Second World War in 1940 stood as a testament to courage and resilience amidst chaos. Tracing back further in time, Viking Britain maps reveal their indelible mark on our shores while Roman God Janus symbolizes time's duality - looking both forward and backward simultaneously. Sir Robert Peel's influence around 1846 shaped an era with lasting impact. The Clock in Westport stands tall as a guardian of moments passed by, whispering tales from County Mayo. Borley Rectory in the 1890s evokes mystery and intrigue within its haunted walls. A Vanitas Still Life painting reminds us that time is fleeting; it urges us to seize every precious second before it slips away like sand through an hourglass. The Great Mississippi Steamboat Race epitomizes competition against time itself - where speed becomes paramount for victory. Through these glimpses into various epochs across continents, we realize that time is not merely measured but experienced. It binds humanity together as we navigate life's tapestry with each tick-tock echoing our shared journey through eternity.