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1959 Collection

"Step back in time to 1959, a year of historical moments and cultural icons

Background image1959 Collection: The trawler Cape Palliser seen here leaving a busy St Andrews Dock

The trawler Cape Palliser seen here leaving a busy St Andrews Dock, Hull for the Northern fishing grounds. 2nd September 1959

Background image1959 Collection: Dry Stone Walling

Dry Stone Walling
Two working class men in flat caps build a dry stone wall together at Galashiel, Selkirkshire, Scotland

Background image1959 Collection: HMS Hermes (R12)

HMS Hermes (R12) shortly after being accepted by the Royal Navy, 1959

Background image1959 Collection: Austin-Healey Frogeye Sprite Mk 1

Austin-Healey Frogeye Sprite Mk 1
car, Austin-Healey, Sprite, Mk, 1, British, English, England, Britain, UK, United, Kingdom, UK, United, Kingdom, Great, GB, white, 1959, 1950s, 50s, fifties

Background image1959 Collection: Poster, Le Mans 24 Hour Rally 1959

Poster, Le Mans 24 Hour Rally 1959
Poster, Le Mans 24 Hour Rally, 20-21 June 1959. Date: 1959

Background image1959 Collection: Labour Party election posters and television speakers

Labour Party election posters and television speakers
Labour Party election posters and speakers for Labours series of five short television programmes in the run-up to the General Election of 8th October 1959 (which the Conservatives won)

Background image1959 Collection: Old Bill kneeling in front of the Cenotaph in Whitehall

Old Bill kneeling in front of the Cenotaph in Whitehall
His Pals - Fragments Copyright. Old Bill kneeling in front of the Cenotaph in Whitehall. Captain Bruce Bairnsfather, 1St Btn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment (1888-1959)

Background image1959 Collection: Catalan Atlas, 14th century

Catalan Atlas, 14th century. The 6-page Catalan Atlas (1375) was produced on vellum by the Jewish cartographer Abraham Cresques

Background image1959 Collection: Austin-Healey Frogeye Sprite Mk 1

Austin-Healey Frogeye Sprite Mk 1
car, Austin-Healey, Sprite, Mk, 1, Britain, British, England, English, UK, United, Kingdom, White, 1959, 1950s, 50s, fifties, classic, sportscar, sportcar

Background image1959 Collection: Chevrolet Impala convertible 1959 White

Chevrolet Impala convertible 1959 White

Background image1959 Collection: Chapelcross Nuclear

Chapelcross Nuclear Power Station, near Annan, Dumfries- shire, Scotland, officially opened on 2 May 1959. Date: 1959s

Background image1959 Collection: Police Officers London

Police Officers London
Police officers wearing old and new uniforms. On left wearing 1980 uniform, on right the old from the period 1959-1980 Metropolitan Police in London near Houses of Parliament

Background image1959 Collection: Errol Flynn / Robin Hood

Errol Flynn / Robin Hood
ERROL FLYNN Irish-American film actor as Robin Hood in The Adventures of Robin Hood, with Olivia de Havilland as Maid Marian

Background image1959 Collection: Errol Flynn / Warner

Errol Flynn / Warner
ERROL FLYNN Irish-American film actor, best known for his swashbuckling roles

Background image1959 Collection: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, built in 1959, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, built in 1959, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America, North America

Background image1959 Collection: Rover P4 75, 1959, Black

Rover P4 75, 1959, Black
Rover P4 75 1959 Black

Background image1959 Collection: Start of 1959 Tourist Trophy race at Goodwood. Creator: Unknown

Start of 1959 Tourist Trophy race at Goodwood. Creator: Unknown
Start of 1959 Tourist Trophy race at Goodwood

Background image1959 Collection: Chelsea Football Club - 1959-1960 season

Chelsea Football Club - 1959-1960 season. Left to right: (Back row) S. Anderton, R. Whittaker, R. Matthews, J. Mortimore, C. Livesey, J. Compton; (front row) James Peter ( Jimmy ) Greaves (1940-), P

Background image1959 Collection: Dodge Coronet 1959 Green 2-tone

Dodge Coronet 1959 Green 2-tone

Background image1959 Collection: Publicity still for the Hollywood film Some Like It Hot (1959): Director and Producer, Billy Wilder

Publicity still for the Hollywood film Some Like It Hot (1959): Director and Producer, Billy Wilder. Marily Monroe with her co-stars Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon in drag

Background image1959 Collection: Jaguar XK150s Roadster 1959 White

Jaguar XK150s Roadster 1959 White

Background image1959 Collection: Ferrari 250 GT Spyder California

Ferrari 250 GT Spyder California

Background image1959 Collection: Sir Stanley Spencer, c. 1926

Sir Stanley Spencer, c. 1926
Photograph of Sir Stanley Spencer (1891-1959), the English painter, standing in front of his painting The Resurrection, c.1926

Background image1959 Collection: Fidel Castro / Che Guevara

Fidel Castro / Che Guevara
ERNESTO (CHE) GUEVARA Che Guevara holds an impromptu meeting in Havana, Cuba, with Fidel Castro and Castros brother. *UNAVAILABLE FOR USE IN ASIA AT PRESENT*

Background image1959 Collection: Scene on Conwy Harbour, North Wales

Scene on Conwy Harbour, North Wales
A wonderful, atmospheric view of Conwy Harbour, North Wales, with the silhouette of the Castle in the background. Photograph by Norman Synge Waller Budd 1960

Background image1959 Collection: London Film Festival Poster - 1959

London Film Festival Poster - 1959
Poster from the 3rd London Film Festival - 1959

Background image1959 Collection: Advertisement for Cadburys Golden Key

Advertisement for Cadburys Golden Key -- male and female models (Barry Trengove and Geraldine Hill) posing. 1959

Background image1959 Collection: Major fire in Wandsworth Road, Clapham SW8

Major fire in Wandsworth Road, Clapham SW8
London firefighters and the London Salvage Corps (in the long coats) at the scene of a fire involving shops and dwellings in Wandsworth Road, Clapham, SW8, on 9 September 1959

Background image1959 Collection: Uffington Station, Oxfordshire, August 1959

Uffington Station, Oxfordshire, August 1959
A view of locomotive No. 90676 passing through Uffington station in Oxfordshire while transporting goods in August 1959. The image also shows Uffington signal box

Background image1959 Collection: LCC-LFB Recruit fireman training at Brigade HQ, SE1

LCC-LFB Recruit fireman training at Brigade HQ, SE1
During the 1950s recruit firefighters were trained at the Brigade Headquarters, Lambeth. Here a fireman is undertaking a hook ladder drill on the stations nine-storey drill tower

Background image1959 Collection: LCC-LFB Recruit firefighters training at Brigade HQ SE1

LCC-LFB Recruit firefighters training at Brigade HQ SE1
During the 1950s recruit firefighters were trained at the Brigade Headquarters in Lambeth. Here they are undertaking hook ladder drills on the stations nine-storey drill tower

Background image1959 Collection: Stevenage New Town

Stevenage New Town
This pedestrianised shopping centre at Stevenage New Town, Hertfordshire, England was the first in England, opened in 1959. It was also the first designated New Town in 1946. Date: July 1966

Background image1959 Collection: JACQUES COUSTEAU (1910-1997). French oceanographer. Cousteau climbing into his Diving Saucer

JACQUES COUSTEAU (1910-1997). French oceanographer. Cousteau climbing into his Diving Saucer on board the Calypso docked in New York Harbor in August 1959

Background image1959 Collection: Tatler cover: Queen Elizabeth II and her family

Tatler cover: Queen Elizabeth II and her family
The Tatler front cover featuring a photograph taken in June 1959, of the Queen Elizabeth II with her housband, Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh and their children

Background image1959 Collection: Well, if you Knows of a Bette ole, Go to It

Well, if you Knows of a Bette ole, Go to It
WELL, IF YOU KNOWS OF A BETTE OLE, GO TO IT !. Captain Bruce Bairnsfather, 1St Btn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment (1888-1959)

Background image1959 Collection: Advertisement for Rolls Royce cars

Advertisement for Rolls Royce cars -- Spirit of Ecstasy bonnet ornament. 1959

Background image1959 Collection: CM6 1829 Graham Robson, 1959, Sebring Sprite, 5506 AR

CM6 1829 Graham Robson, 1959, Sebring Sprite, 5506 AR
Graham Robson, 1959, Sebring Sprite, 5506 AR, Goodwood 73rd Members Meeting. 73rd Members Meeting, 1959, 5506 AR, Chris McEvoy, circuit racing, CJM Photography, cjm-photography, Classic Racing

Background image1959 Collection: Traffic congestion, Covent Garden, London WC2

Traffic congestion, Covent Garden, London WC2
Traffic congestion in the Covent Garden area, London WC2, showing a view along Henrietta Street from the corner of Bedford Street during the morning of 26 March 1959

Background image1959 Collection: WILLOWGARTH TUG BOAT

WILLOWGARTH TUG BOAT
Willowgarth, one of the REA diesel tugs, on the River Mersey at Liverpool, England. Date: built 1959

Background image1959 Collection: STUDEBAKER AD, 1959. Studebaker automobile advertisement from an American magazine, 1959

STUDEBAKER AD, 1959. Studebaker automobile advertisement from an American magazine, 1959

Background image1959 Collection: MGA Twin cam coupe 1959

MGA Twin cam coupe 1959
1959 MG A Twin Cam coupe

Background image1959 Collection: Harley Davidson Hydraglide Panhead

Harley Davidson Hydraglide Panhead

Background image1959 Collection: Fidel Castro in 1959

Fidel Castro in 1959
FIDEL CASTRO - President of Cuba, on manoeuvres in the jungle in 1965. *UNAVAILABLE FOR USE IN ASIA AT PRESENT*

Background image1959 Collection: Well, if you knows of a better ole, go to it

Well, if you knows of a better ole, go to it
Ttwo soldiers stuck in a trench, during a battle in World War One. This famous illustration for The Bystander was by Captain Bruce Bairnsfather (1888-1959)

Background image1959 Collection: Advertisement for Ford Anglia cars

Advertisement for Ford Anglia cars -- male and female models posing (Geraldine Hill, Susan Ingram and Ossie O Leary). 1959

Background image1959 Collection: Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali
The surrealist artist, Salvador Dali (1904-1989), was photographed with a statuette of the Madonna and Child during a visit to London in 1959. At the time Fleur Cowles was writing a book about him

Background image1959 Collection: Errol Flynn / Robin Hood

Errol Flynn / Robin Hood
Errol Flynn is at his swash- buckling best in Michael Curtizs saga which also offers Olivia de Havilland as Marian, Claude Rains and Basil Rathbone as the nasties

Background image1959 Collection: Cheltenham Spa (Malvern Road), Gloucestershire, 2 May 1959

Cheltenham Spa (Malvern Road), Gloucestershire, 2 May 1959
A view of Cheltenham Spa Malvern Road station in Gloucestershire, on 2nd May 1959. Locomotive number 31619 is passing through the station and a lone woman is walking along the platform



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"Step back in time to 1959, a year of historical moments and cultural icons. Witness the artistry of Dry Stone Walling as skilled craftsmen create enduring structures that stand the test of time. The majestic HMS Hermes (R12) sails proudly through the seas, symbolizing Britain's naval prowess. In a solemn tribute, Old Bill kneels before the Cenotaph in Whitehall, honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Meanwhile, speed enthusiasts revel in the sleek design of the Austin-Healey Frogeye Sprite Mk 1, a true marvel on wheels. Travel further back with the Catalan Atlas from the 14th century, an exquisite map showcasing ancient cartography techniques. In political arenas, Labour Party election posters and television speakers echo promises of progress and change. Amidst bustling streets filled with Police Officers London maintaining order and safety, Hollywood heartthrob Errol Flynn captivates audiences as both Robin Hood and Warner's charismatic leading man. Sports fans cheer on Chelsea Football Club during their thrilling 1959-1960 season – a testament to teamwork and determination. On roads adorned with vibrant colors like Dodge Coronet Green 2-tone or Jaguar XK150s Roadster White - automotive masterpieces that turn heads wherever they go. " Experience an era where history intertwines with innovation; immerse yourself in all that made 1959 truly unforgettable.