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Visited Collection

"Journey through time and space, as we explore the captivating tales of those who visited extraordinary places

Background imageVisited Collection: Letchworth Brochure

Letchworth Brochure
WHERE SHALL I LIVE ? In Letchworth, of course ! will be your answer when you have visited this exhibition (from 1907) promoting the joys of living in Letchworth Garden City

Background imageVisited Collection: Zeus / Jupiter

Zeus / Jupiter
Zeus (Jupiter) and Hera (Juno) sit with his eagle, visited by Poseidon (Neptune) Hermes (Mercury) and his son (by Alkmene, not Hera, hence her gesture) Herakles

Background imageVisited Collection: Burma / Pagan / Marco Polo

Burma / Pagan / Marco Polo
The City of Mien, with the Gold and Silver Towers, visited by Marco Polo in 1282, now known as Pagan or Bagan, in Myanmar, Burma

Background imageVisited Collection: Saint Joseph Dreams

Saint Joseph Dreams
Saint Joseph dreams that he is visited by an angel who tells him that he is going to be the father of Jesus

Background imageVisited Collection: Mermaid in Newfoundland

Mermaid in Newfoundland
Richard Waitborne/Whitbourne at St. Johns Harbour visited by blue-haired sea monster

Background imageVisited Collection: Queen of Sheba visiting King Solomon

Queen of Sheba visiting King Solomon
King Solomon is visited by Nicaule, Queen of Sheba, in Asia

Background imageVisited Collection: Isobel Gowdie

Isobel Gowdie
At her 1662 trial, Scottish witch ISOBEL GOWDIE tells how since 1647 she and her companions were visited by Black John who chastised disobedient witches

Background imageVisited Collection: Christmas scene at the Evelina Childrens Hospital

Christmas scene at the Evelina Childrens Hospital
Christmas comes but once a year -- a scene at the Evelina Childrens Hospital, founded in Southwark, London, in 1869. A sick little girl is visited by her mother and younger sister

Background imageVisited Collection: George Calvert, first Lord Baltimore

George Calvert, first Lord Baltimore
GEORGE CALVERT, first lord BALTIMORE (1580 - 1632) Colonial entrepreneur, who acquired Maryland, though he never visited there. Date: circa 1610

Background imageVisited Collection: Sketches of Thurso (engraving)

Sketches of Thurso (engraving)
1602528 Sketches of Thurso (engraving) by Read, Samuel (1816-83); Private Collection; (add.info.: Sketches of Thurso. Illustration for The Illustrated London News, 7 October 1876)

Background imageVisited Collection: Mildred Mansel Suffragette

Mildred Mansel Suffragette. Mrs. Mansel (1868-1942) portrait. Member of the W.S.P.U, arrested and imprisoned. Visited Christabel Pankhurst in Paris

Background imageVisited Collection: Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea spectabilis visited by butterflies Date: circa 1840

Background imageVisited Collection: Elveden Hall, Suffolk

Elveden Hall, Suffolk, visited by the prince and princess of Wales

Background imageVisited Collection: Fairies and Elves Feast

Fairies and Elves Feast
Feasting and fun among the fuchsias - fairies and elves are visited by butterflies, which gives you some idea how tiny they are !

Background imageVisited Collection: Costessey Hall, Norfolk, visited this Week by the Prince and Princess of Wales (engraving)

Costessey Hall, Norfolk, visited this Week by the Prince and Princess of Wales (engraving)
1103626 Costessey Hall, Norfolk, visited this Week by the Prince and Princess of Wales (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Costessey Hall, Norfolk)

Background imageVisited Collection: Fonthill Visited

Fonthill Visited
Admiral Nelson visits William Beckford at Fonthill, Berkshire Date: 1801

Background imageVisited Collection: Visit from a Fairy

Visit from a Fairy
A girl is visited by a friendly fairy in bed at night, and gets taken on a wonderful journey

Background imageVisited Collection: Russian Submarine

Russian Submarine, beached at a dockyard, probably at Sevastopol, being visited by Royal Marines, probably in 1919, during the Russian Civil War. Date: circa 1919

Background imageVisited Collection: The Emperor visited by Death. From Hans Holbein the Younger Les Simulachres de la Mort

The Emperor visited by Death. From Hans Holbein the Younger Les Simulachres de la Mort (Dance of Death, Totentanz)
531514 The Emperor visited by Death. From Hans Holbein the Younger Les Simulachres de la Mort (Dance of Death, Totentanz). Series of illustrations following the tradition of medieval morality plays

Background imageVisited Collection: The Abbess visited by Death. From Hans Holbein the Younger Les Simulachres de la Mort

The Abbess visited by Death. From Hans Holbein the Younger Les Simulachres de la Mort (Dance of Death, Totentanz)
531516 The Abbess visited by Death. From Hans Holbein the Younger Les Simulachres de la Mort (Dance of Death, Totentanz). Series of illustrations following the tradition of medieval morality plays

Background imageVisited Collection: The Pope visited by Death. From Hans Holbein the Younger Les Simulachres de la Mort

The Pope visited by Death. From Hans Holbein the Younger Les Simulachres de la Mort (Dance of Death, Totentanz)
531512 The Pope visited by Death. From Hans Holbein the Younger Les Simulachres de la Mort (Dance of Death, Totentanz). Series of illustrations following the tradition of medieval morality plays

Background imageVisited Collection: Man visited by the scourge of leprosy. Disease was often thought to be God's punishment for a

Man visited by the scourge of leprosy. Disease was often thought to be God's punishment for a sinful act or acts
527548 Man visited by the scourge of leprosy. Disease was often thought to be God's punishment for a sinful act or acts

Background imageVisited Collection: World map. Believed by some to have been compiled by Zheng He.Zheng He (1371-1435)or Cheng Ho

World map. Believed by some to have been compiled by Zheng He.Zheng He (1371-1435)or Cheng Ho
529404 World map. Believed by some to have been compiled by Zheng He.Zheng He (1371-1435)or Cheng Ho, China's most famous navigator

Background imageVisited Collection: King Amanullah of Afghanistan

King Amanullah of Afghanistan
Amanullah Khan - King of Afghanistan (1892-1960). The King and Queen Souriya visited London in March 1928. Date: 1928

Background imageVisited Collection: Queen Souriya of Aghanistan

Queen Souriya of Aghanistan - Wife of King Amanullah of Afghanistan. The couple visited London in March 1928. Date: 1928

Background imageVisited Collection: Ufo / Simonton / Eagle River

Ufo / Simonton / Eagle River
While eating his breakfast in Eagle river Wisconsin, Joe Simonton is visited by aliens who provide him with a jug, and ask him for some water. In return, they give him pancakes

Background imageVisited Collection: Saint Joan the Maid by Kay Nielsen. How Joan the Maid of Lorraine saw visions

Saint Joan the Maid by Kay Nielsen. How Joan the Maid of Lorraine saw visions and was called upon to deliver France... Date: 1920

Background imageVisited Collection: Hanworth Air Park - 1932 - Graf Zeppelin D-LZ127

Hanworth Air Park - 1932 - Graf Zeppelin D-LZ127
The German airship Graf Zeppelin D-LZ127 at Hanworth Air Park conducting sight-seeing flights over London. On 18 August 1931, the German airship Graf Zeppelin (D-LZ127) visited Hanworth

Background imageVisited Collection: Group Captain Wilson?s team from the Empire Test Pilots?

Group Captain Wilson?s team from the Empire Test Pilots? School at Cranfield visited A. V. Roe and Co Ltd on 19 November 1945. From left: P. Kidson, Avro; R.E. Clear, Airspeed; Sqn Ldr E

Background imageVisited Collection: White Star Line, RMS Majestic, auction sale catalogue

White Star Line, RMS Majestic, auction sale catalogue
White Star Line, RMS Majestic, rare auction sale catalogue for the furnishings and fittings, including two complimentary ladies appointment cards for a hairdressing salon

Background imageVisited Collection: H H Stephenson and Billy Caffyn, English cricketers

H H Stephenson and Billy Caffyn, English cricketers
H H Stephenson and Billy Caffyn, the only two English cricketers who visited both America and Australia Date: 1863

Background imageVisited Collection: Cunard Line, QE2 - celebration album in slip case cover

Cunard Line, QE2 - celebration album in slip case cover
Cunard Line, Isle of Man Post Office QE2 Farewell Season Celebration. Limited edition 156 of 189 QE2 Farewell Season Celebration large 14.5 x 14 inches album in slip case cover

Background imageVisited Collection: Michelangelo in His Studio visited by Pope Julius II

Michelangelo in His Studio visited by Pope Julius II, by Alexandre Cabanel. Date: 16th century

Background imageVisited Collection: Spirit Photograph - Family Group

Spirit Photograph - Family Group
A small-format Spirit Photograph showing a Family Group, possibly mourning a dead baby, although all the figures have an air of ghostly form, especially the seated woman/Mother

Background imageVisited Collection: Welcoming Kaiser - Warings Shop Illuminated 1907

Welcoming Kaiser - Warings Shop Illuminated 1907
Warings shop in Oxford Street, London decorated the front of their with bright lights with mottoes staying Our Common Aim: Peace, Progress, Civilisations and Blood id Thicker than Water

Background imageVisited Collection: King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visiting the East End of London, which suffered fierce bombing

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visiting the East End of London, which suffered fierce bombing. They walked over debris examined the damage

Background imageVisited Collection: Kaiser Wilhelm II Visiting Children in a School 1907

Kaiser Wilhelm II Visiting Children in a School 1907
German Emperor taking high tea with children at Highcliffe School, during his stay at Highcliffe Castle. Drawing showing the Emperor who presented them a six feet cake, decorated with German flags

Background imageVisited Collection: Royal visit to Leicester - planting oak tree in Abbey Park

Royal visit to Leicester - planting oak tree in Abbey Park
Prince and Princess of Wales (later Edward VII and Alexandra of Denmark), opening the new Abbey Park by planting a young oak tree, on Whit Monday. Date: June 1882

Background imageVisited Collection: Prince Arisugawa Takehito

Prince Arisugawa Takehito (1862 - 1913), 10th head of a cadet branch of the Japanese imperial family and a career officer in the Imperial Japanese Navy

Background imageVisited Collection: SCROOGE WITH SPIRIT

SCROOGE WITH SPIRIT
Scrooge is visited by the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, who shows him his own dead body and grave. Date: First published: 1843

Background imageVisited Collection: CEMETERIES/BALAKLAVA

CEMETERIES/BALAKLAVA
The cemetery of Crimea War victims on Cathcart's Hill, Balaklava, is visited by Prince Edward and Alexandra and other visitors Date: 1869

Background imageVisited Collection: Lyttelton Warning Paranormal Apparitions Lord

Lyttelton Warning Paranormal Apparitions Lord
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Background imageVisited Collection: GHOST OF DEAD WIFE

GHOST OF DEAD WIFE
An old man is visited by the ghost of his dead wife (illustration to Thackeray's The cane-bottom'd chair) Date: 1894

Background imageVisited Collection: Margaret, in bed at night, is visited by a fairy Date: early 20th century

Margaret, in bed at night, is visited by a fairy Date: early 20th century

Background imageVisited Collection: The Forbidden Hinterland of Tripoli, Discoveries in the Unknown Sahara (b / w photo)

The Forbidden Hinterland of Tripoli, Discoveries in the Unknown Sahara (b / w photo)
1629216 The Forbidden Hinterland of Tripoli, Discoveries in the Unknown Sahara (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageVisited Collection: The Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester (engraving)

The Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester (engraving)
1041821 The Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester (engraving) by Durand, Godefroy (1832-1896); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester)

Background imageVisited Collection: Scene in Sandwich Islands, visited by Captain Cook (coloured engraving)

Scene in Sandwich Islands, visited by Captain Cook (coloured engraving)
5218944 Scene in Sandwich Islands, visited by Captain Cook (coloured engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Scene in Sandwich Islands, visited by Captain Cook)

Background imageVisited Collection: Panshanger, Hertfordshire, the Seat of the Earl Cowper (engraving)

Panshanger, Hertfordshire, the Seat of the Earl Cowper (engraving)
1053270 Panshanger, Hertfordshire, the Seat of the Earl Cowper (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Panshanger, Hertfordshire, the Seat of the Earl Cowper)



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"Journey through time and space, as we explore the captivating tales of those who visited extraordinary places. From the enchanting Letchworth Brochure that unveils a world of natural wonders, to the mythical encounters with Zeus and Jupiter in ancient mythology. Burma's majestic city of Pagan beckons us to follow in the footsteps of Marco Polo, while Saint Joseph Dreams transport us into biblical realms. Venturing further, we stumble upon an intriguing legend of a mermaid sighting in Newfoundland, igniting our imagination and curiosity. The Queen of Sheba's legendary visit to King Solomon brings forth tales of opulence and wisdom beyond measure. Isobel Gowdie's mysterious presence lingers as she delves into witchcraft trials during Scotland's dark past. Costessey Hall stands proud after being graced by royalty - the Prince and Princess of Wales leave their mark on Norfolk's history forever captured in an engraving. George Calvert, first Lord Baltimore embarks on his journey across continents seeking new beginnings for his people. Mildred Mansel emerges as a symbol for women's rights as she passionately advocates for suffrage amidst societal challenges. Bougainvillea blooms vibrant colors reminding us that nature too can be visited with awe-inspiring beauty. Finally, Elveden Hall welcomes visitors to Suffolk with its grandeur architecture standing tall against time’s passage. These stories remind us that every visit holds within it moments that shape our lives – whether it be discovering hidden treasures or leaving behind legacies. " Note.