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1952 Collection

"1952: A Year of Triumphs, Royalty, and Resistance" The Triumph 650cc Thunderbird 1952 Blue roared through the streets

Background image1952 Collection: Lady Annabel Vane-Tempest-Stewart

Lady Annabel Vane-Tempest-Stewart, the younger daughter of the Marquess of Londonderry. Shown here a couple of months before her coming-out dance on 8th July at Londonderry House

Background image1952 Collection: Gertrude Lawrence / Sketch

Gertrude Lawrence / Sketch
Gertrude Lawrence, actress

Background image1952 Collection: Vincent Rapide C 1000cc

Vincent Rapide C 1000cc

Background image1952 Collection: Triumph 650cc Thunderbird 1952 Blue

Triumph 650cc Thunderbird 1952 Blue

Background image1952 Collection: Police Officer London

Police Officer London
Police officer on duty in London with a George Vi helmet plate Metropolitan Police

Background image1952 Collection: Three Jowett Models 1952

Three Jowett Models 1952
The Bradford will disappear without a trace; but the Jupiter and especially the Javelin will attract many admirers for their sporty looks and performance

Background image1952 Collection: Polish anti-war poster -- Nie

Polish anti-war poster -- Nie
Polish anti-war poster of a ruined city in the silhouette of a falling bomb, with the single word Nie (No)

Background image1952 Collection: Princess Elizabeth - Attending the Trooping of the Colour

Princess Elizabeth - Attending the Trooping of the Colour
Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) (1926-2022) - Attending the Trooping of the Colour - Taking the Salute. Date: circa 1952

Background image1952 Collection: MONTESSORI (1870 - 1952)

MONTESSORI (1870 - 1952)
Doctor MARIA MONTESSORI Italian medical and educator, first woman in Italy to obtain a medical degree; pioneered child education methods

Background image1952 Collection: Ford Prefect E493A 1952 black

Ford Prefect E493A 1952 black

Background image1952 Collection: Montessori school

Montessori school
A detailed illustration by S. Begg of a Montessori school in Courtfield Gardens, London, showing children at various activiities

Background image1952 Collection: Ships at Tilbury Docks

Ships at Tilbury Docks
Four P&O ships at Tilbury Docks, London: (from left to right) Chitral (painted black); Strathnaver ; Strathaird ; Himalaya

Background image1952 Collection: Mossadeq 1951 Man of Year, from Time 1952. Mohammad Mosaddegh (19 May 1882 - 5 March

Mossadeq 1951 Man of Year, from Time 1952. Mohammad Mosaddegh (19 May 1882 - 5 March 1967) Prime Minister of Iran from 1951 to 1953 when he was overthrown in a coup d etat backed by the United States

Background image1952 Collection: Anti-Mau Mau poster, caricature of a Mau Mau rebel, 1952

Anti-Mau Mau poster, caricature of a Mau Mau rebel, 1952 (c).Inscribed: ?THE MAU MAU WANT YOUR GUN! SEE THAT THEY DON?T GET IT

Background image1952 Collection: Busy Brighton Bus-Stop

Busy Brighton Bus-Stop
Men, women and children queue to board the open-top Sea Front Service bus in Brighton at a stop outside the Royal Albion Hotel Date: 1952

Background image1952 Collection: Officers of Arms of the Heralds College, 1952

Officers of Arms of the Heralds College, 1952
Participants in the Coronation Ceremony of Queen Elizabeth II. The Officers of Arms of the Heralds College (l to r): Bluemantle, J A Frere; Windsor Herald, R P Graham-Vivian; Richmond Herald

Background image1952 Collection: Norton Motorbike, winner of 28 TT Races

Norton Motorbike, winner of 28 TT Races
Norton Motorbike - winner of 28 TT Races, September 1952. 1952

Background image1952 Collection: Sandbanks Chain Ferry No. 1 - Entrance to Poole Harbour

Sandbanks Chain Ferry No. 1 - Entrance to Poole Harbour
The No.1 steam-powered Sandbanks chain ferry. Sandbanks Ferry is a vehicular chain ferry which crosses the entrance of Poole Harbour in the English county of Dorset

Background image1952 Collection: Advert for English Rose dream corselette, 1952

Advert for English Rose dream corselette, 1952
Advertisement for underwear and foundation garment manufacturer, English Rose featuring a woman wearing a dream corselette, 1952. Date: 1952

Background image1952 Collection: Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire

Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire

Background image1952 Collection: English Rose kitchen advert, woman with desserts

English Rose kitchen advert, woman with desserts
Advertisement for English Rose Kitchen Equipment featuring a young housewife with a tea trolley and a selection of desserts, cakes and tea. Date: 1952

Background image1952 Collection: Sir Harcourt Gilbey Gold, Vanity Fair, Spy

Sir Harcourt Gilbey Gold, Vanity Fair, Spy
SIR HARCOURT GILBEY GOLD (1876-1952) Oarsman and President of the Oxford University Boat Club (OUBC), in flannels and blazer. Caption: Tarka Date: 1876 - 1952

Background image1952 Collection: GIRLS FASHIONS, 1952. Page from the September 1952 issue of McCalls magazine

GIRLS FASHIONS, 1952. Page from the September 1952 issue of McCalls magazine, featuring the character Betsy McCall, a paper doll whose cut-out dresses were based on actual fashions manufactured by

Background image1952 Collection: Jaguar C-Type Le Mans racer

Jaguar C-Type Le Mans racer

Background image1952 Collection: York Minster in winter by Ernest Uden

York Minster in winter by Ernest Uden
The towers of York Minster cathedral viewed by Bootham Bar, from beyond the citys walls

Background image1952 Collection: King George VI and Clement Attlee, Buckingham Palace, 1945

King George VI and Clement Attlee, Buckingham Palace, 1945
Photograph of King George VI (1895-1952) and Clement Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee, (1883-1967) in the grounds of Buckingham Palace, 1945

Background image1952 Collection: British Museum - reading room

British Museum - reading room
The great domed reading room at the British Museum, forerunner of the British Library 1952

Background image1952 Collection: Aerial view of Havana, Cuba showing the Capitol Building

Aerial view of Havana, Cuba showing the Capitol Building Date: 1952

Background image1952 Collection: Major Frank Bernard Halford CBE FRAeS (1894-1955)

Major Frank Bernard Halford CBE FRAeS (1894-1955)
Major Frank Bernard Halford, CBE, FRAeS, 1894-1955, President of the Royal Aeronautical Society 1951 to 1952, in front of the prototype de Havilland Comet airliner. Date: 1955

Background image1952 Collection: A 230 Squadron RAF Short Sunderland V

A 230 Squadron RAF Short Sunderland V in Yound Sound, North Greenland, 18 August 1952. Date: 1952

Background image1952 Collection: The Eastcastle Street Robbery, 1952

The Eastcastle Street Robbery, 1952
A page from the Illustrated London News, detailing the Eastcastle Street Robbery of 1952, when a Post Office van was hijacked and its contents, 200, 000 in soiled notes, were stolen

Background image1952 Collection: Queen Elizabeth visits Lloyds, 1952

Queen Elizabeth visits Lloyds, 1952
Queen Elizabeth II visits Lloyds to lay the foundations tone of their new building in Lime Street. This picture shows her Majesty taking a trowel full of mortar ready to lay the stone

Background image1952 Collection: Flying Saucers Have Landed, book cover

Flying Saucers Have Landed, book cover
FLYING SAUCERS HAVE LANDED, a book by Desmond Leslie and George Adamski. In it, Adamski tells of his meeting with a Venusian in the Californian desert on 20 November 1952

Background image1952 Collection: Ufos / Adamski

Ufos / Adamski
A Venusian scout craft photographed by George Adamski

Background image1952 Collection: Madeira, Winter 1951-1952

Madeira, Winter 1951-1952
Brochure front cover advertising Thomas Cooks travel service. Date: 1951-1952

Background image1952 Collection: Monte Bello atomic test

Monte Bello atomic test
First British atomic test, Monte Bello islands, Australia on the 3rd October 1952 Date: 3rd October 1952

Background image1952 Collection: Photograph of Crown & Anchor PH, Bethnal Green, London

Photograph of Crown & Anchor PH, Bethnal Green, London. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Right face on view of the pub

Background image1952 Collection: King George VI and Clement Attlee, at Buckingham Palace, 194

King George VI and Clement Attlee, at Buckingham Palace, 194
Photograph of King George VI (1895-1952) and Clement Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee, (1883-1967) in the grounds of Buckingham Palace, 1945

Background image1952 Collection: London Tram 1952

London Tram 1952
The last week in service for the poor old Route 36 tram, from Abbey Wood to Embankment via the Old Kent Road and Blackfriars. Londons very last tram ran on 7 July 1952

Background image1952 Collection: George VI & Elizabeth

George VI & Elizabeth
George VI and Elizabeth, later the Queen Mother, on their wedding day in 1923 when they were Duke and Duchess of York: a carriage ride with royal coachmen

Background image1952 Collection: Ufos / Adamski

Ufos / Adamski
Cigar-shaped Venusian interplanetary carrier photographed through a 6" telescope over Palomar Gardens, California; it was 50 km distant at the time

Background image1952 Collection: Evening Standard Seller

Evening Standard Seller
A woman sells the Evening Standard newspaper announcing the death of King George VI

Background image1952 Collection: Victor Stiebel / Ballgown

Victor Stiebel / Ballgown
A glamorous evening dress of nylon lace made by designer Victor Stiebel (1907-1976). See picture no.10197051

Background image1952 Collection: George Vi / Vandyk 1922

George Vi / Vandyk 1922
GEORGE VI as Duke of York in 1922

Background image1952 Collection: Ufos / George Adamski

Ufos / George Adamski
He meets Orthon, a Venusian, at Desert Center, California; the encounter is allegedly witnessed from a distance by his friends

Background image1952 Collection: DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL. The robot, Gort, in a scene from the film

DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL. The robot, Gort, in a scene from the film, The Day the Earth Stood Still, 1952

Background image1952 Collection: Chipmunk aircraft of the G. U. A.s (Glasgow University Air Squadron

Chipmunk aircraft of the G. U. A.s (Glasgow University Air Squadron
Chipmunk aircraft of the G.U.A.S (Glasgow University Air Squadron) at RAF Waddington 10th July 1952

Background image1952 Collection: Music cover, High Noon

Music cover, High Noon
Music cover, Gary Cooper High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darlin ), depicting Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly in a still from the film. Words by Ned Washington, music by Dimitri Tiomkin. 1952



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"1952: A Year of Triumphs, Royalty, and Resistance" The Triumph 650cc Thunderbird 1952 Blue roared through the streets, capturing hearts with its sleek design and powerful engine. The Vincent Rapide C 1000cc turned heads wherever it went, a true symbol of speed and elegance on two wheels. London's finest stood tall as the Police Officer patrolled the bustling city streets with authority and dedication. Three Jowett Models from 1952 showcased innovation in automotive engineering, captivating car enthusiasts around the world. Princess Elizabeth graced the Trooping of the Colour ceremony with her regal presence, embodying grace and poise at a young age. In Poland, an anti-war poster boldly proclaimed "Nie, " reflecting a nation's resistance against conflict during troubled times. The Ford Prefect E493A 1952 black exuded sophistication as it cruised down roads, epitomizing classic style for automobile lovers everywhere. Montessori (1870-1952) left behind a legacy that revolutionized education worldwide by emphasizing individuality and hands-on learning experiences. An Anti-Mau Mau poster depicted a caricature of a rebel fighter in Kenya during their struggle for independence in 1952 – an era marked by political tension and resistance movements across Africa. Montessori schools flourished globally in 1952, providing children with innovative educational approaches that nurtured their natural curiosity and love for learning. The Jaguar C-Type Le Mans racer dominated racetracks with its exceptional performance capabilities and eye-catching aesthetics – truly a force to be reckoned with on any circuit. The Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire exemplified luxury on four wheels; this prestigious vehicle embodied elegance while offering unparalleled comfort to its fortunate passengers throughout the year.