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1929 Collection

"1929: A Year of Glamour, Turmoil, and Transformation" Step back in time to 1929, a year filled with captivating moments that shaped history

Background image1929 Collection: Reids Palace Hotel advertisement

Reids Palace Hotel advertisement
Reids Palace Hotel in Madeira, boasting happy sunny days, no rain, no dust...unequalled private sea-bathing, afternoon and evening open air dances, childrens seawater pool, 100 bathing cabins

Background image1929 Collection: Wall St Crash 1929

Wall St Crash 1929
The Wall Street Crash makes the headlines of the late news issue

Background image1929 Collection: Gabrielle Coco Chanel

Gabrielle Coco Chanel
A camera study of Gabrielle Bonheur, Coco Chanel (1883 -1971). Date: 1929

Background image1929 Collection: Supermarine aeroplane, Rolls-Royce S. 6

Supermarine aeroplane, Rolls-Royce S. 6
The Supermarine aeroplane, Rolls-Royce S.6, winner of the International Schneider Trophy Air Race in 1922, 1927 and 1929, and holder of the world speed record of 357.7 mph

Background image1929 Collection: For What We Are About to Receive by Cecil Aldin

For What We Are About to Receive by Cecil Aldin
An illustration by Cecil Aldin showing three dogs waiting to be fed. Date: 25th November 1929

Background image1929 Collection: Mustafa Kemal Ataturk dancing with his adopted daughter

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk dancing with his adopted daughter
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (1881-1938) dancing with his adopted daughter Nebile Hamin on her wedding day to Rachid Bey, the Secretary of the Turkish Embassy at Vienna. Date: 1929

Background image1929 Collection: Platform 1 at Paddington Station, 1929

Platform 1 at Paddington Station, 1929
A view of Platform 1 at Paddington Station, London, August 1929. This image shows crowds gathered on the platform with the glass roof above, and station clock and various advertisements on the left

Background image1929 Collection: Liberal Party Poster, We Mobilised for War - Let us Mobilis

Liberal Party Poster, We Mobilised for War - Let us Mobilis
A Liberal Party Poster with Lloyd George, Liberal Leader, depicted above the slogan We mobilised for War - let us Mobilise for Prosperity! Vote Liberal

Background image1929 Collection: Buick Advertisement 1929

Buick Advertisement 1929
A fine poster advertising 25 years of progress by the General Motors and their flagship Buick brand

Background image1929 Collection: Lady Teeing Off

Lady Teeing Off
Ladies on a golf course

Background image1929 Collection: Portscatho / Cornwall / 1929

Portscatho / Cornwall / 1929
Portscatho, Cornwall

Background image1929 Collection: Collared from Cruft s! by Chloe Preston

Collared from Cruft s! by Chloe Preston
This image depicts a young girl trying to walk several dogs at once. Date: 20th February 1929

Background image1929 Collection: LAUREL AND HARDY. From the film Big Business (1929)

LAUREL AND HARDY. From the film Big Business (1929)

Background image1929 Collection: Schneider Trophy Poster - Southsea

Schneider Trophy Poster - Southsea - September 6th and 7th, 1929 - Making History Still - See it all at Southsea

Background image1929 Collection: The Famous Astaires by Nerman

The Famous Astaires by Nerman
Caricature of brother and sister dance act, Fred and Adele Astaire by Nerman during the time of their successful run in Stop Flirting at various London theatres during the mid 1920s

Background image1929 Collection: 1920S Pair in Bar

1920S Pair in Bar
A louche couple sip cocktails in a fashionable bar; he dons a blue suit, she wears a coat with a fur neck and cuffs, but precious little else

Background image1929 Collection: Royal Gorge Bridge

Royal Gorge Bridge
The railway bridge over the Royal Gorge, Colorado : at the time of its construction, it is the highest bridge in the world

Background image1929 Collection: Male Type / Naked Beaute

Male Type / Naked Beaute
A naked man in only a loin cloth. Fitness and beauty combined

Background image1929 Collection: Frau im Mond advert, 1929

Frau im Mond advert, 1929
Frau im Mond advert. The science fiction silent film Woman in the Moon (German: Frau im Mond), released in 1929, was written and directed by Austrian film-maker Fritz Lang

Background image1929 Collection: Interior of the R101 airship

Interior of the R101 airship
Amenities of the giant British airship R101, showing the smoking room, a typical two-berth cabin, and passengers looking down on the lights of a city from the starboard promenade deck

Background image1929 Collection: Triplex Grate C Pattern

Triplex Grate C Pattern
The C-pattern TRIPLEX grate, with heated compartments above and to one side of the open fireplace which has a warming stand in front of it

Background image1929 Collection: Bystander cover 1929 - In Training - Boxing woman

Bystander cover 1929 - In Training - Boxing woman
A woman in a fetching sporty outfit of silky shorts and stockings takes out her frustrations on a punch bag dressed up as a man. Date: 1929

Background image1929 Collection: British Military Recruitment Poster - Inter-war period

British Military Recruitment Poster - Inter-war period
Recruitment poster printed by Gale and Polden Limited, 1929 (c). Associated with the Royal Sussex Regiment. Vacancies exist in this famous regiment for smart

Background image1929 Collection: STOCK MARKET CRASH. An unlucky speculator, one Walter Thornton of New York

STOCK MARKET CRASH. An unlucky speculator, one Walter Thornton of New York, offering to sell his roadster after the stock market crash: oil over a photograph, Oct. 30, 1929

Background image1929 Collection: LAUREL AND HARDY. From the film Big Business (1929)

LAUREL AND HARDY. From the film Big Business (1929)

Background image1929 Collection: I kiss your little hand, madame, by J. Nicolson

I kiss your little hand, madame, by J. Nicolson
Illustration of a glamorous lady catching butterflies

Background image1929 Collection: Wrestling championships poster

Wrestling championships poster
Poster advertising the National Amateur Wrestling Championships to be held at the Orion Gymnasium, East Bank, Stamford Hill, North London on 20 June 1929

Background image1929 Collection: Ataturk Reforms Language

Ataturk Reforms Language
Turkey : dictator Kemal Ataturk introduces westernisation of the Turkish language

Background image1929 Collection: Farmlands, Donegal

Farmlands, Donegal (c.1929 - 30). Iten, Hans 1874-1930. Date: 1929-1930 (circa)

Background image1929 Collection: Bentley Blower, 1929, Green

Bentley Blower, 1929, Green
Bentley Blower 1929 Green

Background image1929 Collection: Bentley Blower 1929 Green

Bentley Blower 1929 Green

Background image1929 Collection: STOCK MARKET CRASH. Cartoon: New York Stock Exchange on Black Thursday, 1929

STOCK MARKET CRASH. Cartoon: New York Stock Exchange on Black Thursday, 1929. Print by William Gropper
STOCK MARKET CRASH. Cartoon: New York Stock Exchange on " Black Thursday", 1929. Print by William Gropper

Background image1929 Collection: Golden Arrow Pullman advertisement

Golden Arrow Pullman advertisement
Colour advert for the new Golden Arrow Pullman train from London to Paris with special boat service

Background image1929 Collection: Liberal Party Poster; Attack Poverty

Liberal Party Poster; Attack Poverty
A Liberal Party Poster telling the electorate to Attack Poverty by voting Liberal, from the 1920 s

Background image1929 Collection: Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, (1867-1947)

Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, (1867-1947)
Portrait of Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley; the Conservative politician and Prime Minister

Background image1929 Collection: Schneider Trophy 1929

Schneider Trophy 1929
Cover for the official programme : the aircraft depicted is the Italian Macchi 52, which to Il Duces disappointment failed to win the face

Background image1929 Collection: Advert / Schweppes Cider

Advert / Schweppes Cider
CIDER An elegant lady holding out a glass of bubbling cider

Background image1929 Collection: Walter Hagen at Muirfield 1929

Walter Hagen at Muirfield 1929
American golfer Walter Hagen plays a left handed shot from a difficult position on the ninth hole at Muirfield, Scotland, his ball too close to a stone wall to hit in his usual right handed manner

Background image1929 Collection: Penicillin Culture / 1929

Penicillin Culture / 1929
Original culture plate on which Sir Alexander Fleming first observed the growth of penicillin notatum in 1929

Background image1929 Collection: Beach at Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

Beach at Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk - Painted by artist Charles Howard for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J

Background image1929 Collection: Anna May Wong in The Circle of Chalk

Anna May Wong in The Circle of Chalk
Miss Anna May wong as Chang-Hi-Tang dancing before the tea-shop keeper in The Circle of Chalk, an ancient Chinese lay translated into English by James Laver

Background image1929 Collection: Wonders of the cinema organ by G. H. Davis

Wonders of the cinema organ by G. H. Davis
Noises played for films: wonders of the cinema organ. Thunder, shots and tom-toms controlled by an organist: a film-theatre organ that creates sound effects. Date: 1929

Background image1929 Collection: Bristol Aeroplanes advert 1929

Bristol Aeroplanes advert 1929
Bristol Aeroplanes advert, 1929. Date: 1929

Background image1929 Collection: Popular Aviation Magazine

Popular Aviation Magazine

Background image1929 Collection: 8-inch centre screw cutting lathe blueprint

8-inch centre screw cutting lathe blueprint from John Lang & Sons, 1929 1929

Background image1929 Collection: WALL STREET CRASH, 1929. An unlucky speculator, one Walter Thornton of New York

WALL STREET CRASH, 1929. An unlucky speculator, one Walter Thornton of New York, offering to sell his roadster, October 30, 1929

Background image1929 Collection: Quay at Padstow, Cornwall

Quay at Padstow, Cornwall
A beautiful photographic postcard of the Quay at Padstow, Cornwall

Background image1929 Collection: Orient Express in Snow

Orient Express in Snow
The Simplon-Orient Express train, snowbound at the village station of Cherkeskoy, sixty miles from its final destination, Constantinople (Istanbul)



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"1929: A Year of Glamour, Turmoil, and Transformation" Step back in time to 1929, a year filled with captivating moments that shaped history. From the luxurious Reids Palace Hotel advertisement enticing travelers to indulge in opulence to the awe-inspiring Supermarine aeroplane powered by the legendary Rolls-Royce S. 6 engine, innovation was at its peak. In the realm of arts and culture, Cecil Aldin's masterpiece "For What We Are About to Receive" captured hearts with its enchanting portrayal of a harmonious family meal. Meanwhile, on Wall Street, disaster struck as the infamous stock market crash sent shockwaves throughout the world. Fashion icon Gabrielle Coco Chanel continued her reign as she revolutionized women's style with her timeless designs. At Platform 1 in Paddington Station, bustling crowds witnessed departures and reunions amidst an era defined by rapid transportation advancements. Political movements were also prominent during this transformative year – a Liberal Party Poster boldly proclaimed "We Mobilised for War - Let us Mobilise. " rallying citizens towards unity. On another note, Buick's alluring advertisement showcased their latest automobile marvels that captivated car enthusiasts worldwide. Breaking gender stereotypes was not limited to fashion alone; Bystander magazine featured a striking cover depicting a boxing woman titled "In Training, " challenging societal norms and empowering women everywhere. Across borders, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk danced joyously with his adopted daughter – an endearing moment symbolizing progress and cultural exchange between nations. The Schneider Trophy Poster proudly announced Southsea as host to thrilling seaplane races that united aviation enthusiasts from far and wide. Finally, immerse yourself in the vibrant nightlife of speakeasies where flappers danced alongside dapper gentlemen enjoying cocktails – capturing the essence of 1920s social life within one frame.