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"The Tube: A Journey through Time and Spaces" Step into the world of the iconic Underground Tube Train, where history meets modernity

Background imageTube Collection: Woman outside Golders Green underground station, London

Woman outside Golders Green underground station, London. The bus, destination Hendon, carries an advertisement: You Can t Beat Harrods. 1921

Background imageTube Collection: Underground Tube Train

Underground Tube Train
A Northern Line train on its way to Kennington, via Charing Cross emerges overground from a tunnel

Background imageTube Collection: The Tube Station, c. 1932 (linocut printed in colours on tissue Japan)

The Tube Station, c. 1932 (linocut printed in colours on tissue Japan)
659543 The Tube Station, c.1932 (linocut printed in colours on tissue Japan) by Power, Cyril Edward (1874-1951); 25.5x29 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: The Tube Station)

Background imageTube Collection: Diagram of the lungs and bronchial tubes

Diagram of the lungs and bronchial tubes
A diagram of the lungs and bronchial tubes, with a section of the windpipe

Background imageTube Collection: Traditional hand painted colourful didgeridoos, Australia

Traditional hand painted colourful didgeridoos, Australia

Background imageTube Collection: Actor Michael Caine travelling on the underground train at Aldwych tube station during

Actor Michael Caine travelling on the underground train at Aldwych tube station during filming for his latest film " Drabble". 29th July 1973

Background imageTube Collection: English poster for Hampstead Railway Non-Stop Services, 1910

English poster for Hampstead Railway Non-Stop Services, 1910
LONDON: UNDERGROUND, 1910. English poster for Hampstead Railway Non-Stop Services, 1910

Background imageTube Collection: Kensington Underground Station, West London

Kensington Underground Station, West London
View inside Kensington (now High Street Kensington) Station on the London Underground. Date: 1868

Background imageTube Collection: Flying Scotsman - LNER High-pressure Compound Express Loco

Flying Scotsman - LNER High-pressure Compound Express Locomotive No. 10, 000 leaving Waverley Station, Edinburgh, Scotland - designed by Sir Herbert Nigel Gresley

Background imageTube Collection: A tube a train at a london underground platform at Euston

A tube a train at a london underground platform at Euston. Northern line. The train is for Tooting via Bank. Date: c. 1930s

Background imageTube Collection: The River Westbourne running through Sloane Square tube stat

The River Westbourne running through Sloane Square tube stat
A conduit containing the overflow from the Serpentine running above the platforms at Sloane Square underground station. Date: 1909

Background imageTube Collection: London Underground

London Underground
A Northern Line train in the standard red colour, on its way to Morden, southwest London

Background imageTube Collection: Domestic Dog, Border Terrier, adult, sitting, with collar and identification tube

Domestic Dog, Border Terrier, adult, sitting, with collar and identification tube

Background imageTube Collection: The tube railway form Charing Cross to Hampsted. Platform at

The tube railway form Charing Cross to Hampsted. Platform at
A view of the platform at Highgate during the running of experimental trains. The new tube railway from Charing Cross to Hampstead

Background imageTube Collection: Gloucester Road tube station, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Gloucester Road tube station, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageTube Collection: Rush hour at a London tube station, by A. W. Wilson

Rush hour at a London tube station, by A. W. Wilson
A busy London underground station contasting two platforms, one side has happy holiday makers and the other sober looking business men

Background imageTube Collection: Leaving the Underground

Leaving the Underground
Way Out - commuters walking up the steep steps leading out of Westminster underground station, central London, England

Background imageTube Collection: Aldwych Tube Station

Aldwych Tube Station
The exterior of ALDWYCH STATION, on the Piccadilly Line, faced with the distinctive red ceramic tiles employed at the time

Background imageTube Collection: Platform of Notting Hill Gate Underground Station

Platform of Notting Hill Gate Underground Station
Central Line series. A variety of passengers awaiting their train on the platform at Bank - Two jolly gents (with round faces and round bellies)

Background imageTube Collection: Early electronic valve, diagram

Early electronic valve, diagram
Audion amplifier. Diagram of an Audion triode valve that was the first amplifier. It was invented by Lee De Forest in 1907

Background imageTube Collection: Cornet on its Own

Cornet on its Own
The CORNET-A-PISTONS - usually known simply as the Cornet, has a tube half the length of the trumpet, and consequently plays an octave higher

Background imageTube Collection: Strap-hangers - London Underground District line

Strap-hangers - London Underground District line
Strap-hangers : So popular is Londons underground that often there are not enough seats : for the convenience of those standing, straps are thoughtfully provided. Date: 1911

Background imageTube Collection: Platform of Post Office (St. Paul s) Underground Station

Platform of Post Office (St. Paul s) Underground Station
Central Line Series. A smart lady, exhausted messenger boy and down-on-his-luck punter seated on a bench on the platform of St

Background imageTube Collection: Glymiel Jelly - Nobody in OUR family suffers from chapped hands

Glymiel Jelly - Nobody in OUR family suffers from chapped hands. Glymiel Jelly stops all that. Date: c.1924

Background imageTube Collection: Londoners sheltering from a German air raid on a platform in Piccadilly Underground Station during

Londoners sheltering from a German air raid on a platform in Piccadilly Underground Station during the Blitz
6015286 Londoners sheltering from a German air raid on a platform in Piccadilly Underground Station during the Blitz, World War II, September 1940 (b/w photo) by English Photographer

Background imageTube Collection: Baker Street Underground station, London, England, UK

Baker Street Underground station, London, England, UK

Background imageTube Collection: Lots Road Power Station, Chelsea, London

Lots Road Power Station, Chelsea, London
The Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway (GNP&BR) Power House (Lots Road Power Station), Chelsea, London. Built to power the newly created Piccadilly underground line

Background imageTube Collection: Two women police officers in gas masks, London, WW2

Two women police officers in gas masks, London, WW2
Two women police officers in gas masks in London during the Second World War. One of them is Florence Bragg (joined November 1936). Date: 1940s

Background imageTube Collection: Amazing Stories Scifi magazine cover - Futuristic Human Cloning

Amazing Stories Scifi magazine cover - Futuristic Human Cloning
THE 4-SIDED TRIANGLE, by William F Temple. A scientist clones the body of a young woman in his laboratory in this futuristic science fiction magazine cover 1939

Background imageTube Collection: A London Underground platform at Bank station

A London Underground platform at Bank station
An empty London Underground platform at Bank station, on the Northern Line. early 1930s

Background imageTube Collection: Lee De Forest, US radio pioneer

Lee De Forest, US radio pioneer
Lee De Forest (1873-1961), American radio pioneer, holding the triode valve, or Audion tube, that he invented. De Forest studied at Yale, gaining his doctorate with a thesis on radio waves

Background imageTube Collection: WORLD WAR II: BOMB SHELTER. A woman kneeling beside a girl in a bunk bed in a bomb shelter located

WORLD WAR II: BOMB SHELTER. A woman kneeling beside a girl in a bunk bed in a bomb shelter located in a subway tunnel beneath London, England, 1940-45, during World War II

Background imageTube Collection: Red Hell of Jupiter, Astounding Stories Scifi magazine cover

Red Hell of Jupiter, Astounding Stories Scifi magazine cover
THE RED HELL OF JUPITER - The Planetary Explorers disintegrate the Rogans with the death tube Date: 1931

Background imageTube Collection: Coughs & Sneezes Poster

Coughs & Sneezes Poster
Humorous poster from the Ministry of Health showing a man sneezing without a handkerchief on a London Underground train during WWII

Background imageTube Collection: Great Northern and City (Electric) Railway - Finsbury Park

Great Northern and City (Electric) Railway - Finsbury Park
Great Northern and City (Electric) Railway (London Underground) - Finsbury Park - Platform Number 1. This line opened on 14th February 1904

Background imageTube Collection: Scene on a London Underground Station

Scene on a London Underground Station. Date: 1966

Background imageTube Collection: Those who went to shelters began a new kind of night-life, 11th November, 1940, 1942

Those who went to shelters began a new kind of night-life, 11th November, 1940, 1942. London residents taking shelter in Elephant and Castle tube station during the World War II

Background imageTube Collection: The Man Who Broke The Tube by H M Bateman

The Man Who Broke The Tube by H M Bateman, a man who does not heed the instructions on the glue. He brakes the tube, glues himself to the table, then his wife

Background imageTube Collection: Firefighters at work in London Underground

Firefighters at work in London Underground
Firefighters at work in the carriage of a London Underground train following an incident on 28 February 1975. The train had failed to stop at Moorgate station

Background imageTube Collection: Growth of the submarine by G. H. Davis

Growth of the submarine by G. H. Davis
The growth of the submarine from 1901 to 1912. In chronological order, they are: 1901-2 Holland Class, 1903-5 A Class, 1904-6 B Class, 1906-9 C Class, 1911 D Class and 1912 E Class

Background imageTube Collection: Tube stations transformed by G. H. Davis

Tube stations transformed by G. H. Davis
A Piccadilly Circus underground: tube stations transformed. The maze of London tubes: wonderful new junctions completed or in progress of construction. Date: 1927

Background imageTube Collection: A New Piccadilly Circus Below The Old As The Gateway to the Tubes, c1935. Artist: D Macpherson

A New Piccadilly Circus Below The Old As The Gateway to the Tubes, c1935. Artist: D Macpherson
A New Piccadilly Circus Below The Old As The Gateway to the Tubes, c1935. From Our Wonderful World, Volume I, edited by J.A. Hammerton. [The Amalgamated Press, Ltd. London]

Background imageTube Collection: Standing on Platform of Chancery Lane Underground Station

Standing on Platform of Chancery Lane Underground Station
Central Line Series. A Solicitor, a grieving widow, a barrister and an officer clerk standing on the platform at Chancery Lane Underground Station, London. Date: 1904

Background imageTube Collection: Completion of the new Earls Court station, London

Completion of the new Earls Court station, London
Completion of the new Earls Court underground station, London. Top: an illuminated train indicator which shows trains in motion. Middle: the new flyover junction

Background imageTube Collection: London, England. An empty night in the underground stations

London, England. An empty night in the underground stations

Background imageTube Collection: Carbon nanotube

Carbon nanotube. Computer artwork showing the hexagonal carbon structure of a nanotube, or buckytube

Background imageTube Collection: KOREAN WAR: ROCKET. A U. S. Marine Corps 24-rail T66 rocket launcher being loaded on the Korean

KOREAN WAR: ROCKET. A U. S. Marine Corps 24-rail T66 rocket launcher being loaded on the Korean front, early 1950s
KOREAN WAR: ROCKET. A U.S. Marine Corps 24-rail T66 rocket launcher being loaded on the Korean front, early 1950s

Background imageTube Collection: A Perfect Picture by Muriel Dawson

A Perfect Picture by Muriel Dawson
A small toddler looks in dismay at a large blotch of paint on the front of his outfit



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"The Tube: A Journey through Time and Spaces" Step into the world of the iconic Underground Tube Train, where history meets modernity. From its inception in London to its influence around the globe, this caption explores various aspects associated with the word "tube. " Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Australia as you discover traditional hand-painted colourful didgeridoos. These musical tubes resonate with ancient traditions and bring a touch of Down Under to your senses. Travel back in time to witness actor Michael Caine's memorable journey on an underground train at Aldwych tube station during a film shoot. Experience the thrill of being part of cinematic history while traversing beneath bustling city streets. Marvel at the power and grace of Flying Scotsman, an LNER High-pressure Compound Express Loco that once dominated railway tracks like a majestic metal tube hurtling through time. Delve into vintage aesthetics as you admire an English poster from 1910 promoting Hampstead Railway Non-Stop Services. This piece captures both nostalgia and innovation, showcasing how advertising has evolved alongside our beloved tube system. Witness daily life unfold at Euston station as a London Underground platform welcomes commuters boarding their trains—a snapshot capturing movement within these metallic tubes that connect millions each day. Discover hidden wonders beneath Sloane Square tube station as The River Westbourne flows silently through its tunnels—an unexpected encounter with nature amidst urban infrastructure. Celebrate companionship by meeting a domestic dog, specifically a Border Terrier adorned with a collar and identification tube—a reminder that even our furry friends rely on tubes for safety and security. Embark on an imaginary ride along Charing Cross to Hampstead—the scenic route offered by one section of London's extensive tube network. Picture yourself standing on platforms awaiting arrival or departure, feeling connected yet suspended between destinations. Finally, take respite at Gloucester Road tube station—its architecture blending seamlessly into London's landscape. Here lies another testament to human ingenuity, a hub where millions of stories intersect daily.