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"Universal: A Journey through Time, Space, and Culture" Embark on a captivating journey as we explore the universal wonders that transcend boundaries

Background imageUniversal Collection: Plants bearing fruits and seeds

Plants bearing fruits and seeds
Plants bearing berries and seeds including guava, membrillo, brazil nut, mistletoe, spotted laurel, cannonball tree, cactus, eucalyptus, myrtle, clove, caraway, coriander, hemlock, cumin, etc

Background imageUniversal Collection: John Knox (1514-1572). Engraving. Colored

John Knox (1514-1572). Engraving. Colored
John Knox (1514-1572). Scottish priest, leader of the Protestant Reformation in Scotland. Engraving by H. Hondins The Young. The Universal History, 1885. Colored

Background imageUniversal Collection: PAXTON, Joseph (1801-1865). Crystal Palace. 1851

PAXTON, Joseph (1801-1865). Crystal Palace. 1851. First building with revolutionary modular, prefabricated design, and use of glass. Built for the Universal Exhibition of 1851 in Hyde Park, London

Background imageUniversal Collection: Longest Day at Stonehenge, Wiltshire

Longest Day at Stonehenge, Wiltshire
People gathering at Stonehenge, Wiltshire on the longest day of the year, on or near 21 June 1912. This photograph shows a daybreak pilgrimage by members of The Universal Bond of the Sons of Men

Background imageUniversal Collection: Universal Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Universal Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, North America

Background imageUniversal Collection: Play / Capek / R. u. R

Play / Capek / R. u. R
Programme for the first English production of the play, also known as R.U.R. and written by Karel Capek, when it was performed at St. Martins Theatre in London

Background imageUniversal Collection: Clam, mussel, oyster, scallop, etc

Clam, mussel, oyster, scallop, etc
Varieties of bivalve molluscs including clam, Tridacna, mussel, Mytilus, oyster, Ostrea, pen shell, Pinna, jingle shell, Anomia, and scallop, Pecten

Background imageUniversal Collection: Ribbonfish and red bandfish

Ribbonfish and red bandfish
Ribbonfish, Trachipterus trachypterus 1, and red bandfish, Cepola macrophthalma 2. Handcolored engraving by Forget after an illustration by Oudart from Charles d Orbignys Dictionnaire Universel d

Background imageUniversal Collection: Universal Rescue Mission Caravan - E. H. Smith of Sheffield

Universal Rescue Mission Caravan - E. H. Smith of Sheffield
Universal Rescue Mission Caravan and its owner, Mr E. H. Smith of Sheffield (on the right) - a local Christian Evangelical preacher, known as the Blind Evangelist

Background imageUniversal Collection: THE UNIVERSAL FAVORITE. Lithograph, 1889

THE UNIVERSAL FAVORITE. Lithograph, 1889

Background imageUniversal Collection: The Earth

The Earth
According to Hindu belief, the Earth is supported on elephants, standing on a tortoise, which floats in the Universal Ocean

Background imageUniversal Collection: Wandering Uzbek Dervishes from Samarkand

Wandering Uzbek Dervishes from Samarkand. Dervish or Darvesh in Persian usually refers to a person who is a seeker of the truth i.e. universal truth

Background imageUniversal Collection: Bukhara Dervish from Uzbekistan

Bukhara Dervish from Uzbekistan. Dervish or Darvesh in Persian usually refers to a person who is a seeker of the truth i.e. universal truth

Background imageUniversal Collection: Great Wall / China / Allom

Great Wall / China / Allom
The Great Wall of China built by Emperor Chi-Hoang-Ti of the fourth Tsin dynasty, the first universal monach of China, 237 BC

Background imageUniversal Collection: Anatomy of the nervous system in the heart, neck and arm

Anatomy of the nervous system in the heart, neck and arm. Lithograph by C. Schach from Lorenz Okens Universal Natural History, Allgemeine Naturgeschichte fur alle Stande, Stuttgart, 1839

Background imageUniversal Collection: Louis XIV (1638-1715). King of France. Engraving. Colored

Louis XIV (1638-1715). King of France. Engraving. Colored
Louis XIV (1638-1715). King of France. Engraving by Simon Thomassin 1652-1732. Historia Universal, 1885. Colored

Background imageUniversal Collection: Incandescent giant lamp, model of the Edison type bulb. Expo

Incandescent giant lamp, model of the Edison type bulb. Expo
Incandescent giant lamp, twelve feet high, mounted on a pedestal crowned by a model of the Edison type bulb, increased 20, 000 times

Background imageUniversal Collection: Blue lobster, Homarus vulgaris

Blue lobster, Homarus vulgaris.. Handcolored engraving from Charles d Orbignys Dictionnaire Universel d Histoire Naturelle (Universal Dictionary of Natural History), 1849

Background imageUniversal Collection: First female to speak in the House of Commons

First female to speak in the House of Commons
Margaret Travers Symons (1879 - after 1951), suffragette, the first woman to speak in the House of Commons, who made her way in after running past policeman, Mr Idris into the chamber

Background imageUniversal Collection: Advert for Universal hair extensions 1915

Advert for Universal hair extensions 1915
Using human hair extensions to change your hairstyle, in a range of colours. 1915

Background imageUniversal Collection: Music cover, Apple Blossom Time

Music cover, Apple Blossom Time
Music cover, I ll be with you in Apple Blossom Time, sung by The Andrews Sisters in the Universal Picture, Rookies. 1941

Background imageUniversal Collection: Different types of colorful sea urchins and their spines

Different types of colorful sea urchins and their spines.. Handcolored engraving from Charles d Orbignys Dictionnaire Universel d Histoire Naturelle (Universal Dictionary of Natural History), 1849

Background imageUniversal Collection: Poster design, Brussels International Exhibition

Poster design, Brussels International Exhibition, April to November 1935. Date: 1935

Background imageUniversal Collection: Spain - Vigo - The Universal Hotel and Continental Hotel

Spain - Vigo - The Universal Hotel and Continental Hotel
Spain - Vigo, in the Spanish autonomous community of Galicia on the Atlantic Ocean. The Universal Hotel and Continental Hotel. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageUniversal Collection: Persian Dervish - Paris Exhibition

Persian Dervish - Paris Exhibition
Persian Dervish at the Paris Exposition in 1900. Dervish or Darvesh in Persian usually refers to a person who is a seeker of the truth i.e. universal truth

Background imageUniversal Collection: Boris Karloff / Universal

Boris Karloff / Universal
BORIS KARLOFF British actor who appeared in American films, most notably as the monster in Frankenstein (1931)

Background imageUniversal Collection: African Grey Parrot

African Grey Parrot
AFRICAN GREY PARROT (Psittacus erithaeus) Such a universal favourite... scarcely requires description as its appearance is familiar to all

Background imageUniversal Collection: Paul Whiteman and his orchestra in the Rhapsody

Paul Whiteman and his orchestra in the Rhapsody in Blue sequence in The King of Jazz, Universal Pictures, 1930 Date: 1930

Background imageUniversal Collection: European sea sturgeon and skate

European sea sturgeon and skate
European sea sturgeon, Acipenser sturio, critically endangered, and skate, Dipturus batis (Raia gaimardi). Handcolored engraving by Fournier after an illustration by Oudart from Charles d Orbignys

Background imageUniversal Collection: Alligator and wall gecko

Alligator and wall gecko
Alligator, Alligator mississippiensis, and common wall gecko, Tarentola mauritanica. Handcolored engraving by Forget after an illustration by Oudart from Charles d Orbignys Dictionnaire Universel d

Background imageUniversal Collection: Stemmed plants

Stemmed plants including coffee, blueberry, papaya, argan, achras, desert date, styrax, olive, rhododendron, kalmia, gardenia, etc

Background imageUniversal Collection: Wolverine or Gulo gulo

Wolverine or Gulo gulo.. Handcolored copperplate engraving from Ebenezer Siblys Universal System of Natural History, 1794

Background imageUniversal Collection: Walrus and manati, Odobenus rosmarus and Trichechus manatus

Walrus and manati, Odobenus rosmarus and Trichechus manatus.. Handcolored copperplate engraving from Ebenezer Siblys Universal System of Natural History, 1794

Background imageUniversal Collection: Cover design, International Exhibition, Brussels

Cover design, International Exhibition, Brussels
Cover design, Exposition Universelle et Internationale de Bruxelles (Universal and International Exhibition, Brussels), with international airship competitions

Background imageUniversal Collection: Tony Curtis / Universal

Tony Curtis / Universal
TONY CURTIS American film actor

Background imageUniversal Collection: Hot air balloon labeled Suffrage Universel

Hot air balloon labeled Suffrage Universel
Esperons que ce ballon d essai ne deviendra pas un ballon captif. Cartoon shows a hot air balloon labeled Suffrage Universel with wings floating above the Pyrenees

Background imageUniversal Collection: Deanna Durbin / Universal

Deanna Durbin / Universal
DEANNA DURBIN (Edna Mae Durbin) Canadian singer, popular in films of the 30s and 40s Date: 1921 -

Background imageUniversal Collection: Big Bang and early galaxies

Big Bang and early galaxies. Galaxies forming in the early universe following the Big Bang, the initial expansion of all the matter in the universe from an infinitely compact state some 13.7 billion

Background imageUniversal Collection: RUR POSTER

RUR POSTER
Poster for a New York production of Capeks play, Rossums Universal Robots

Background imageUniversal Collection: Canadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan 11162

Canadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan 11162 (msn 440-454, CL-66C / CV-540). A CL-66C Napier Eland powered Cosmopolitan, at Burbank after disposal by RCAF without Eland engines

Background imageUniversal Collection: 'The Hottentot Man.' Khoisan man of South Africa wearing animal skin and carrying a bow and arrow

"The Hottentot Man." Khoisan man of South Africa wearing animal skin and carrying a bow and arrow
5856476 "The Hottentot Man." Khoisan man of South Africa wearing animal skin and carrying a bow and arrow.; (add.info)

Background imageUniversal Collection: Koisan woman of South Africa in full dress wearing animal skin cape; beaded belt, bracelet

Koisan woman of South Africa in full dress wearing animal skin cape; beaded belt, bracelet, hat and necklace
5856475 Koisan woman of South Africa in full dress wearing animal skin cape; beaded belt, bracelet, hat and necklace.; (add.info)

Background imageUniversal Collection: 'The Caffre Man.' Native of South Africa holding three spears, naked

"The Caffre Man." Native of South Africa holding three spears, naked
5856471 "The Caffre Man." Native of South Africa holding three spears, naked, but wearing a necklace of bones and a red belt around his waist.; (add.info)

Background imageUniversal Collection: African zebra or Equus zebra

African zebra or Equus zebra
5856468 African zebra or Equus zebra.; (add.info.: African zebra or Equus zebra. Hand-colored copperplate engraving from a drawing by Johann Ihle from Ebenezer Sibly's "Universal System of)

Background imageUniversal Collection: Wolverine or Gulo gulo

Wolverine or Gulo gulo
5856466 Wolverine or Gulo gulo.; (add.info.: Wolverine or Gulo gulo. Hand-colored copperplate engraving from a drawing by George Edwards from Ebenezer Sibly's "Universal System of Natural)

Background imageUniversal Collection: Wolf, fox, jackal, and wild dog of Ceylon Canis lupus, Canis aureus, Vulpes vulpes

Wolf, fox, jackal, and wild dog of Ceylon Canis lupus, Canis aureus, Vulpes vulpes
5856465 Wolf, fox, jackal, and wild dog of Ceylon Canis lupus, Canis aureus, Vulpes vulpes; (add.info.: Wolf, fox, jackal, and wild dog of Ceylon Canis lupus, Canis aureus)

Background imageUniversal Collection: Weasel, stoat, ermine, polecat, ferret, marten and sable Mustela nivalis, Mustela erminea

Weasel, stoat, ermine, polecat, ferret, marten and sable Mustela nivalis, Mustela erminea, Mustela putorius
5856464 Weasel, stoat, ermine, polecat, ferret, marten and sable Mustela nivalis, Mustela erminea, Mustela putorius, Mustela putorius furo, Martes flavigula, Martes zibellina; (add.info.: Weasel)

Background imageUniversal Collection: Stag deer Cervus elaphus

Stag deer Cervus elaphus
5856457 Stag deer Cervus elaphus; (add.info.: Stag deer Cervus elaphus Hand-colored copperplate engraving from a drawing by Johann Ihle from Ebenezer Sibly's "Universal System of Natural)



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"Universal: A Journey through Time, Space, and Culture" Embark on a captivating journey as we explore the universal wonders that transcend boundaries. From the enigmatic Longest Day at Stonehenge in Wiltshire to the bountiful plants bearing fruits and seeds, nature's universal language speaks volumes. Venture into the glitz and glamour Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, where dreams come alive on the silver screen. Immerse yourself in timeless plays like Capek's R. U. R. , reminding us of humanity's quest for understanding our own creation. Witness acts of compassion with the Universal Rescue Mission Caravan by E. H. Smith of Sheffield, extending a helping hand to those in need. Delve into history with "The Universal Favorite, " an enchanting lithograph from 1889 that captures society's shared fascination with beauty. Marvel at our magnificent Earth, a universal home we all share. Encounter wandering Uzbek Dervishes from Samarkand and Bukhara Dervish from Uzbekistan; their spiritual journeys remind us of our collective search for meaning. Behold the awe-inspiring Great Wall stretching across China; an architectural marvel uniting civilizations throughout time. Explore the intricate anatomy of the nervous system within our heart, neck, and arm – a testament to how universality resides even within ourselves. Glimpse into royal opulence through Louis XIV's reign as King of France - his legacy transcending borders through this vividly colored engraving. In this tapestry woven with threads from around the world, we discover that universality lies not only in grand monuments or vast landscapes but also within each individual connection we forge across cultures and generations. Let these glimpses inspire us to celebrate what unites us all – our shared human experience under one universal sky.