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1937 Collection

"1937: A Year of Dance, Adventure, and Innovation" Step back in time to 1937, a year filled with vibrant culture and remarkable events

Background image1937 Collection: M. Baynon Copeland working portraits of Lady Mountbatten & W

M. Baynon Copeland working portraits of Lady Mountbatten & W
Mrs R. C. Anderson, American artist who painted under the name of M. Baynon Copeland, pictured in her studio at work on a portrait of Lady Louis Mountbatten

Background image1937 Collection: Rolex precision watches 1937

Rolex precision watches 1937
A selection of womens wristwatches for Rolex, Oyster watch that is waterproof, dustproof, anti magnetic and unbreakable glass. Products for Army & Navy catalogue. Date: 1937

Background image1937 Collection: Me and My Girl - Instructions how to dance the Lambeth Walk

Me and My Girl - Instructions how to dance the Lambeth Walk
Type-written instructions on how to dance The Lambeth Walk, a cheery Cockney musical number, as featured in Arthur Rose and Douglas Furbers musical Me and My Girl. Date: 1937

Background image1937 Collection: Leon Trotsky in Mexico

Leon Trotsky in Mexico
The Bolshevik leader finds refuge in Mexico. Leon Trotsky pictured here with his wife on the left of the photograph and Senora Rivera (Frida Kahlo), wife of artist Diego Rivera

Background image1937 Collection: Advert for Pilsner Urquell

Advert for Pilsner Urquell, New York, 1937 Date: 1937

Background image1937 Collection: Napier-Railton racing car driven at Brooklands

Napier-Railton racing car driven at Brooklands track by John Cobb, 1937 Date: 1937

Background image1937 Collection: Portobello, Edinburgh, Scotland

Portobello, Edinburgh, Scotland
Portobello - a coastal suburb of Edinburgh. Formerly a beach resort, it is located three miles to the east of the city centre, facing the Firth of Forth Date: 1937

Background image1937 Collection: Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (1881 - 1938)

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (1881 - 1938)

Background image1937 Collection: The Marx Brothers in Sam Woods A Day at the Races (1937)

The Marx Brothers in Sam Woods A Day at the Races (1937)
The Marx Brothers in A Day at the Races (1937)

Background image1937 Collection: Endeavour II

Endeavour II
A drawing of Endeavour II, the British challenger in the 1937 Americas Cup races, which was paid for and helmed by Thomas Sopwith, the famous aeroplane pioneer

Background image1937 Collection: GWR Refreshment Department Platform Trolley, May 1937

GWR Refreshment Department Platform Trolley, May 1937
A GWR Refreshment Department platform trolley at Paddington station in London, May 1937. A woman is viewing the refreshments available from the trolley

Background image1937 Collection: Amelia Earhart (1897-1937)

Amelia Earhart (1897-1937)
Amelia Earhart, 1897-1937. Date: 1937

Background image1937 Collection: Austin Seven Ruby 1937 Red

Austin Seven Ruby 1937 Red

Background image1937 Collection: Royal Air Force Display Poster, Hendon

Royal Air Force Display Poster, Hendon, showing a two-propeller plane nosediving. 1937

Background image1937 Collection: Me and My Girl - Lambeth Walk sheet music cover, 1937

Me and My Girl - Lambeth Walk sheet music cover, 1937
Bill Snibson (actor Lupino Lane 1892-1959) peeps from behind his stately home on this music cover for The Lambeth Walk, as featured in Arthur Rose and Douglas Furbers musical Me and My Girl. 1937

Background image1937 Collection: Great Orders of Knighthood and other high decorations

Great Orders of Knighthood and other high decorations
Insignia of the chief orders following in importance that of the Garter. The ribbons are represented by the backgrounds, except in the Order of Merit, and that of the Companions of Honour. Date: 1937

Background image1937 Collection: Launch of HMS Ark Royal, Birkenhead, 1937

Launch of HMS Ark Royal, Birkenhead, 1937
Photograph showing the aircraft-carrier HMS Ark Royal being launched down the slipway at the Cammell Laird Shipyard, Birkenhead, 13th April 1937

Background image1937 Collection: George Gershwin / Musician

George Gershwin / Musician
GEORGE GERSHWIN American composer

Background image1937 Collection: Ballet dancers rehearsing Coppelia

Ballet dancers rehearsing Coppelia
Ballet dancers from the French Academie de Musique et de Danse rehearsing Coppelia (music by Delibes). Mademoiselle Carlotta Zambelli, Italian dancer and teacher, is in pink on the left

Background image1937 Collection: Advertising poster for the Flying Boats of Imperial Airways

Advertising poster for the Flying Boats of Imperial Airways
1198131 Advertising poster for the Flying Boats of Imperial Airways, 1937 (offset colour lithograph) by English School, (20th century)

Background image1937 Collection: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - One of the many steel mills

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - One of the many steel mills. Date: 1937

Background image1937 Collection: Sports arena interior, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA

Sports arena interior, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA
Interior of the Hershey sports arena, home of the Hershey Hockey Club (Hershey Bears), Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA. Date: 1937

Background image1937 Collection: Crockett Court, Galveston, Texas, USA

Crockett Court, Galveston, Texas, USA -- a new development of brick cottages overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, probably intended as short-stay holiday accommodation. 1937

Background image1937 Collection: The Coronation Coach

The Coronation Coach
The State coach, weighing 4 tonnes, which first appeared on the streets of London at an opening of Parliament by George III has been used at every Royal coronation since that of George IV

Background image1937 Collection: Austin Seven Ruby 1937 Red

Austin Seven Ruby 1937 Red

Background image1937 Collection: Map of the Coronation ritual within Westminster Abbey

Map of the Coronation ritual within Westminster Abbey
A panoramic view inside Westminster Abbey to show the position, movements and sequence of ceremonies (indicated by numbers) of the Coronation ceremony of King George VI. Date: 1937

Background image1937 Collection: Maurice Ravel / Photo

Maurice Ravel / Photo
MAURICE RAVEL French musician

Background image1937 Collection: Gloster Gladiator

Gloster Gladiator
The last of Britains biplane fighters, it entered service in 1937 and took part in World War Two, notably in the defence of Malta, though quite outclassed by its opponents

Background image1937 Collection: King George VI - Coronation Souvenir Postcard

King George VI - Coronation Souvenir Postcard
King George VI (1895-1952), Elizabeth, Queen consort of the United Kingdom and the Dominions (1900-2002) (later, Queen Elizabeth)

Background image1937 Collection: The beehive terminal building at Gatwick Airport in 1937

The beehive terminal building at Gatwick Airport in 1937. de Havilland DH86 Express Air Liner, G-ADEA, of British Airways, flies past. Date: 1937

Background image1937 Collection: Joe Louis, 1936

Joe Louis, 1936
Photographic portrait of Joe Louis (1914-1981), the American heavyweight boxer, pictured in 1936. Louis was one of the finest ever boxers

Background image1937 Collection: Advertisement for the Flying Standard Twenty car

Advertisement for the Flying Standard Twenty car
Full page photographic advertisement for the Flying Standard Twenty car, showing two photos of the car in front of large houses, a typically aspirational car advert of the 1930s period

Background image1937 Collection: Parachuting Dog

Parachuting Dog
A Finnish parachutist jumps with his dog, who leaps from the plane at his masters command without hesitation, both land safely on six feet

Background image1937 Collection: Cardini - Magician (Richard Valentine Pitchford)

Cardini - Magician (Richard Valentine Pitchford) (1895-1973). Born and raised in Britain (and having served in the British Army in WW1), he worked chiefly in the United States of America

Background image1937 Collection: Notables assembled in the Abbey annexe at 1937 Coronation

Notables assembled in the Abbey annexe at 1937 Coronation
Ecclesiastics, distinguished officers of state and regalia bearers awaiting the arrival of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in the tapestried hall of the temporary annexe of Westminster Abbey

Background image1937 Collection: ALL-STAR GAME, 1937. Major League baseball players Lou Gehrig, Joe Cronin, Bill Dickey

ALL-STAR GAME, 1937. Major League baseball players Lou Gehrig, Joe Cronin, Bill Dickey, Joe DiMaggio, Charlie Gehringer, Jimmie Foxx, and Hank Greenberg at the 1937 All-Star Game

Background image1937 Collection: Mitchells Corn Palace, Mitchell, South Dakota, USA

Mitchells Corn Palace, Mitchell, South Dakota, USA
Mitchells Corn Palace, The Worlds Only Corn Palace at Mitchell, South Dakota, USA. The card notes that this building is redecorated annually at a cost of $10

Background image1937 Collection: The coronation of King George VI

The coronation of King George VI in Westminster Abbey, London, showing the moment the king is crowned.Date: 1937

Background image1937 Collection: Alexandra Palace, the home of the B. B. C. The large transmitt

Alexandra Palace, the home of the B. B. C. The large transmitt
Alexandra Palace as the home of the B.B.C television service in 1936 showing the mast and transmitting aerials for vision and sound

Background image1937 Collection: Chico Marx and Harpo Marx in Sam Woods A Day at the Races (1937)

Chico Marx and Harpo Marx in Sam Woods A Day at the Races (1937)
Chico Marx and Harpo Marx in A Day at the Races (1937)

Background image1937 Collection: Crown of Scotland

Crown of Scotland
The Crown of Scotland, last used at the coronation of Charles II at Scone in 1651, now in the Crown Room at Edinburgh Castle

Background image1937 Collection: Wolseley 1937

Wolseley 1937
The distinctive radiator grille of the Wolseley - the car without a doubt, the advertising copywriter claims, whatever that means

Background image1937 Collection: London - The Connaught Hotel, Mayfair

London - The Connaught Hotel, Mayfair. Date: 1937

Background image1937 Collection: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - Cathedral of Learning

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - Cathedral of Learning, Campus of the University of Pittsburgh, also showing (albeit rather small)

Background image1937 Collection: Firefighters in display at Lambeth HQ, London

Firefighters in display at Lambeth HQ, London
Firefighters in a display at Lambeth HQ, London, on 28 July 1937, following a presentation of certificates for bravery by Mr E Cruse, Chairman of the London Fire Brigade Committee

Background image1937 Collection: Border Canaries

Border Canaries
From a series of postcards. c.1937

Background image1937 Collection: King George VI in Coronation Robes by Albert Collings

King George VI in Coronation Robes by Albert Collings
Portrait of King George VI by the portrait painter Albert Collings. Collings originally painted the picture for the Coronation of King Edward VIII but, after the Abdication, repainted the face

Background image1937 Collection: Frazer-Nash Replica

Frazer-Nash Replica
A marque for the serious sports-car enthusiast, the oddly-named Frazer-Nash T.T. Replica is priced at over six hundred pounds. Date: 1937



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"1937: A Year of Dance, Adventure, and Innovation" Step back in time to 1937, a year filled with vibrant culture and remarkable events. As the catchy tune of "Me and My Girl" echoed through dance halls, people eagerly followed instructions on how to master the Lambeth Walk, a popular dance craze that brought joy and laughter to many. Meanwhile, an enticing advert for Pilsner Urquell tempted beer enthusiasts with its golden brew. The taste of this refreshing beverage transported them to a world where relaxation met indulgence. In the realm of timekeeping precision, Rolex watches made their mark in 1937. These exquisite timepieces became synonymous with elegance and reliability as they adorned wrists around the globe. On the political stage, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk left an indelible legacy before his passing in 1938. His visionary leadership shaped modern Turkey into a progressive nation that embraced change while preserving its rich heritage. Across continents, Leon Trotsky found refuge in Mexico amidst political turmoil. Despite being exiled from his homeland, he continued advocating for his revolutionary ideals until his untimely demise. Closer to home in Portobello, Edinburgh's seaside town came alive with bustling promenades and lively beachside activities. Families reveled in sun-soaked days by the shore or explored charming streets lined with quaint shops and cafes. Speed enthusiasts were captivated by the Napier-Railton racing car thundering down Brooklands' iconic track. Its sleek design combined power and grace as it pushed boundaries on every lap. For automobile lovers seeking something more accessible yet equally stylish, the Austin Seven Ruby 1937 Red proved irresistible. This compact beauty turned heads wherever it went – a symbol of freedom on four wheels during an era defined by innovation. Entertainment took center stage as The Marx Brothers delighted audiences in Sam Woods' comedic masterpiece "A Day at the Races.