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Pink Floyds Inflatable Pig Battersea Power Station Featured Heritage Images Print

Pink Floyds Inflatable Pig Battersea Power Station

A 40-foot long inflatable pig suspended between two of the chimneys at Battersea Power Station, London, during a photoshoot for the cover of Pink Floyd's album Animals, 6th November 1976. Whether it was an epic publicity stunt or a genuine mishap remains a topic of debate in some circles. Either way, the cover shoot for 1977's Animals became one of Pink Floyd's signature moments. Roger Waters and artist Aubrey Powell, co-founder of the art group Hipgnosis, came up with the concept of an inflatable pig floating over Britain's iconic Battersea Power Station. But things didn't go as planned at the December 1976 photo shoot, as the 40-foot balloon broke from its moorings on one of Battersea's southern chimneys, rising directly into the path of planes landing at Heathrow Airport. All flights were grounded, and Powell was arrested, even as police helicopters and the Royal Air Force arrived to chase the pig. It eventually fell to the ground miles way in Kent.
(Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

© 2008 Getty Images

Da Vinci Notebook Featured Heritage Images Print

Da Vinci Notebook

Designs for an armoured car (top) and a helical air screw - a helicopter-type flying machine, from the notebooks of Italian polymath Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519), 1480. Leonardo wrote in a shorthand of his own devising and, if, as here, the text was not intended for others ro read, used mirror writing. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Leonardo da Vinci

© 2010 Getty Images

Rorkes Drift Featured Heritage Images Print

Rorkes Drift

The Defence of Rorke's Drift during the Zulu War, 22nd January 1879. A painting by Lady Elizabeth Butler, specially commissioned by Queen Victoria to commemorate the bravery of the soldiers who fought off a Zulu attack on a field hospital, although massively outnumbered. On the right, Private Frederick Hitch distributes ammunition to the soldiers, an act of courage for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

© 2004 Getty Images