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1917 Collection

"1917: A Year of Revolution, Visionaries, and War" In the midst of a world engulfed in chaos and conflict, 1917 emerged as a pivotal year that shaped history

Background image1917 Collection: RFC Woman Dispatch Rider, by W H Margetson, WW1

RFC Woman Dispatch Rider, by W H Margetson, WW1
Royal Flying Corps Woman Dispatch Rider, by William Henry Margetson, First World War. circa 1917

Background image1917 Collection: 3 Fatima Visionaries

3 Fatima Visionaries
The three children, Jacinta, Francisco and Lucia, who saw the vision of Fatima in Portugal

Background image1917 Collection: Felix Dzerzhinsky

Felix Dzerzhinsky
FELIX DZERZHINSKY Polish/Russian agitator, banished to Siberia, exiled for part in 1905 rising, returned 1917, head of secret police (Cheka) etc

Background image1917 Collection: REIGATE - 1917

REIGATE - 1917
High Street, Reigate, Surrey

Background image1917 Collection: Things That Matter, by Bruce Bairnsfather

Things That Matter, by Bruce Bairnsfather
Colonel Fitz-Shrapnel receives the following message from G.H.Q Please let us know, as soon as possible, the number of tins of raspberry jam issued to you last Friday

Background image1917 Collection: Trotsky slaying the counter-revolutionary dragon (poster), 1918

Trotsky slaying the counter-revolutionary dragon (poster), 1918. Found in the collection of the State Museum of Revolution, Moscow

Background image1917 Collection: Battle of Arras 1917

Battle of Arras 1917
Scene on the newly captured Fampoux Road with a ditched tank and soldiers at the Battle of Arras on the Western Front in France during World War I in April 1917

Background image1917 Collection: Captain Noel Godfrey Chavasse, VC

Captain Noel Godfrey Chavasse, VC
Captain Noel G. Chavasse was Medical Officer to the 1/ 10th Battalion of the Kings Liverpool Regiment during the First World War

Background image1917 Collection: Tank in Battle of Menin Road, Ypres, Belgium, WW1

Tank in Battle of Menin Road, Ypres, Belgium, WW1
A British tank at the Battle of Menin Road, Ypres, Belgium, during the First World War. Some of the crew have come out for a breath of fresh air while waiting for the order to advance. Date: 1917

Background image1917 Collection: Painting by Hs Power, artillery and horses at Ypres, WW1

Painting by Hs Power, artillery and horses at Ypres, WW1
Painting by the Australian war artist Harold Septimus Power (1877-1971), showing artillery going into action before the Battle of Ypres

Background image1917 Collection: A Miner Success by Bruce Bairnsfather, WW1 cartoon

A Miner Success by Bruce Bairnsfather, WW1 cartoon
" They must ave ad some good news or somethin, Alf; you can ear em cheerin quite plain." Two British Tommies, Bill and Alf

Background image1917 Collection: BALFOUR DECLARATION, 1917. The letter written by British Foreign Secretary Arthur

BALFOUR DECLARATION, 1917. The letter written by British Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour to Lord Rothschild on November 2, 1917

Background image1917 Collection: HASSAM: AVENUE IN THE RAIN. The Avenue in the Rain. Oil on canvas by Childe Hassam, 1917

HASSAM: AVENUE IN THE RAIN. The Avenue in the Rain. Oil on canvas by Childe Hassam, 1917

Background image1917 Collection: Highwood School, Brentwood, Essex

Highwood School, Brentwood, Essex
The administration block at Highwood (or High Wood) School, Brentwood, Essex. The school was opened by the Metropolitan Asylums Board in 1904 for the treatment of ophthalmia in children

Background image1917 Collection: Australian troops at remains of Chateau Wood, Passchendaele, 1917

Australian troops at remains of Chateau Wood, Passchendaele, 1917
WWI: PASSCHENDAELE, 1917. Australian troops walking along duckboards through the remains of Chateau Wood, during the Battle of Passchendaele in Belgium. Photograph, 29 October 1917

Background image1917 Collection: At an Advanced Dressing Station on the Western Front, Matania

At an Advanced Dressing Station on the Western Front, Matania
A horse-drawn Red Cross ambulance wagon arriving at an advanced dressing station behind the front lines on the Western Front

Background image1917 Collection: Oil on canvas, 1917, by Childe Hassam

Oil on canvas, 1917, by Childe Hassam
HASSAM: ALLIES DAY, MAY 1917. Oil on canvas, 1917, by Childe Hassam

Background image1917 Collection: WORLD WAR I: NAVY POSTER. I Want You for the Navy. American World War I poster, 1917

WORLD WAR I: NAVY POSTER. I Want You for the Navy. American World War I poster, 1917, by Howard Chandler Christy

Background image1917 Collection: Soviet propaganda poster

Soviet propaganda poster: a Red Army officer, fearing civil disorder during a strike, asks the citizens to hand in their weapons

Background image1917 Collection: Cartoon, Mermaids and U-Boats, WW1

Cartoon, Mermaids and U-Boats, WW1
Cartoon, Mermaids and U-Boats. Two mermaids and two fish are disturbed by a German U-boat which has a face like a shark. Date: 1917

Background image1917 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 image1917 Collection: Lily Langtry (Lady de Bathe), WW1

Lily Langtry (Lady de Bathe), WW1
Lily Langtry (1863-1929), English actress pictured during the First World War when she was working for the Red Cross in America. Date: 1917

Background image1917 Collection: British troops bathing in the sea, Etaples, France, WW1

British troops bathing in the sea, Etaples, France, WW1
British troops having fun bathing in the sea at Etaples, northern France, during the First World War. Date: June 1917

Background image1917 Collection: General Allenbys official entry into Jerusalem, WW1

General Allenbys official entry into Jerusalem, WW1
Scene during General Allenbys official entry into Jerusalem during the First World War. Date: 11 December 1917

Background image1917 Collection: WORLD WAR I: U. S. NAVY. Gee!! I Wish I Were a Man, I d Join the Navy

WORLD WAR I: U. S. NAVY. Gee!! I Wish I Were a Man, I d Join the Navy. American World War I recruiting poster, 1917
WORLD WAR I: U.S. NAVY. Gee!! I Wish I Were a Man, I d Join the Navy. American World War I recruiting poster, 1917, by Howard Chandler Christy

Background image1917 Collection: Vladimir Ilich Lenin, Russian Bolshevik leader, in the Kremlin, Moscow, Russia, October 1918

Vladimir Ilich Lenin, Russian Bolshevik leader, in the Kremlin, Moscow, Russia, October 1918. Lenin (1870-1924) became leader of the Bolshevik faction of the Russian Social Democratic

Background image1917 Collection: Greenwich Park, Greenwich, London

Greenwich Park, Greenwich, London
Greenwich Park, Greenwich, near Blackheath, County of London, England. Date: 1917

Background image1917 Collection: HMAS Sydney - Chatham Class Light Cruiser Built 1911-13

HMAS Sydney - Chatham Class Light Cruiser Built 1911-13, Australia. New Royal Australian Navy. Photograph taken on convoy by the HMS Dublin in 1917

Background image1917 Collection: Fortnum & Masons Christmas Box for soldiers, WW1

Fortnum & Masons Christmas Box for soldiers, WW1
Advertisement for quintessential London department store, Fortnum & Mason, in particular their Thirty Shilling Xmas Box of selected provisions which could be sent to the front for lucky soldiers

Background image1917 Collection: Mrs Congreve, wife of a VC and mother of a VC

Mrs Congreve, wife of a VC and mother of a VC
Mrs Congreve, wife of General Sir Walter Norris Congreve, VC and mother of Major Congreve. The latter was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions at at Longueval, France

Background image1917 Collection: Tatler front cover - Mrs La Touche Congreve and baby daughte

Tatler front cover - Mrs La Touche Congreve and baby daughte
Mrs William La Touche Congreve, wife of Major William ( Billy ) La Touche Congreve V.C. pictured with her baby daughter, Mary Gloria Congreve, born 21 March 1917

Background image1917 Collection: John William Waterhouse (6 April 1849 A

John William Waterhouse (6 April 1849 A

Background image1917 Collection: Painting by Hs Power, War, WW1

Painting by Hs Power, War, WW1
Painting entitled War by the Australian war artist Harold Septimus Power (1877-1971), showing soldiers on horseback, pulling heavy artillery across a field

Background image1917 Collection: British Mark IV tank with Tadpole Tail, WW1

British Mark IV tank with Tadpole Tail, WW1
British Mark IV tank with Tadpole Tail, introduced in 1917 and used during the latter part of the First World War. The Tadpole Tail was an elongation of the rear horns to increase trench-crossing

Background image1917 Collection: Stobhill Hospital, Springburn, Glasgow, Scotland

Stobhill Hospital, Springburn, Glasgow, Scotland
Stobhill Hospital was erected in 1903-4 at Springburn, Glasgow, by the citys poor law authority. It provided around 2000 beds for the infirm and chronically sick poor, and for children

Background image1917 Collection: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, Communist leader in disguise

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, Communist leader in disguise
A photograph of Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov Lenin (1870 - 1924), Communist leader in disguise, August 1917

Background image1917 Collection: WW1 poster, Enlist in the Navy, All Together - Allied sailors of six nationalities

WW1 poster, Enlist in the Navy, All Together - Allied sailors of six nationalities. Date: 1917

Background image1917 Collection: Women WW1 Land Army

Women WW1 Land Army
A poster recruiting for the Womens Land Army, showing a land girl feeding a horse and foal. Proclaiming, National Service

Background image1917 Collection: WWI: CARRIER PIGEONS. British motorcyclists taking carrier pigeons to front line

WWI: CARRIER PIGEONS. British motorcyclists taking carrier pigeons to front line trenches during World War I. Photograph, c1916

Background image1917 Collection: Izvestia announcing the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II

Izvestia announcing the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II
Izvestia Newspaper announcing the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II - March, 1917. Date: 1917

Background image1917 Collection: Dropping from a Kite Balloon 1917

Dropping from a Kite Balloon 1917
A British observer drops from the car of a kite balloon, attached to the parachute which is hanging over the side of the basket. His colleague has already jumped and is on his way to the ground

Background image1917 Collection: A womens war workers football match in London, 1917

A womens war workers football match in London, 1917
The team of munitions night workers taking the field for a football match against the day shift women, in the London district. Date: 1917

Background image1917 Collection: British Sopwith Snipe Mark 1 biplane, WW1

British Sopwith Snipe Mark 1 biplane, WW1
A British Sopwith Snipe Mark 1 biplane in flight during the First World War. It had a 200 horsepower Bentley rotary engine. Date: 1917-1918

Background image1917 Collection: Emir Faisal at Wejh (now in Saudi Arabia)

Emir Faisal at Wejh (now in Saudi Arabia)
Emir Faisal (1883-1933) at Wejh (now in Saudi Arabia) during the First World War. He later became Faisal I of Iraq. He directed the Arab revolt against the Ottomans in 1916

Background image1917 Collection: British tank on Western Front, WW1

British tank on Western Front, WW1
A British tank, with the name " Barbarian II" painted on its side, in the snow on the Western Front during the First World War. Two German soldiers stand alongside it. Date: 28 December 1917

Background image1917 Collection: British soldiers with tank in trench, Ribecourt, France, WW1

British soldiers with tank in trench, Ribecourt, France, WW1
Men of the 1st Leicester Regiment, 6th Division, in and around a captured German second line trench, one mile west of Ribecourt, northern France, during the Battle of Cambrai, First World War

Background image1917 Collection: Battle of Cambrai 1917

Battle of Cambrai 1917
Tank trains standing at Plateau Station awaiting despatch to detraining railheads at the Battle of Cambrai on the Western Front in France during World War I in November 1917

Background image1917 Collection: The Thirst For Reprisals, by Bruce Bairnsfather

The Thirst For Reprisals, by Bruce Bairnsfather
And me rifle, someone. I ll give these -----s ell for this! Originally an amateur artist, Bairnsfathers cockney humour displayed in his view of the Front



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"1917: A Year of Revolution, Visionaries, and War" In the midst of a world engulfed in chaos and conflict, 1917 emerged as a pivotal year that shaped history. From the rise of Felix Dzerzhinsky to the awe-inspiring visions of the three Fatima visionaries, this year was marked by extraordinary events. As Trotsky slayed the counter-revolutionary dragon in his powerful poster from 1918, it symbolized the relentless fight for change during these turbulent times. Meanwhile, Childe Hassam's captivating painting "Avenue in the Rain" captured both beauty and resilience amidst uncertainty. The horrors of World War I were brought to life through Hs Power's poignant artwork depicting artillery and horses at Ypres. Amidst this devastation stood Captain Noel Godfrey Chavasse, VC - an epitome of bravery and sacrifice. Bruce Bairnsfather's works such as "Things That Matter" and "A Miner Success" provided much-needed humor during these dark days. His WW1 cartoons offered solace amidst despair, reminding us that laughter can be found even in dire circumstances. Matania's depiction of an Advanced Dressing Station on the Western Front showcased not only the physical toll but also highlighted humanity's unwavering compassion towards one another. Similarly inspiring was a women's war workers football match held in London - proof that gender boundaries were being challenged even amidst strife. In Reigate-1917, we catch a glimpse into everyday life where people sought solace amid turmoil. And while soldiers fought bravely on distant battlefields, Fortnum & Masons' Christmas Box served as a reminder that love and support transcended borders. Thus, 1917 stands as a testament to human resilience against all odds – where revolutionaries rose to power; visionaries saw beyond what others could comprehend; art immortalized moments both beautiful and tragic; heroes emerged from darkness; humor prevailed.