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23rd Collection

"Capturing the Essence of History

Background image23rd Collection: Carbolic smoke ball

Carbolic smoke ball
An advertisment placed by the Carbolic Smoke Ball Company for the carbolic smoke ball, a cure for all types of ailments

Background image23rd Collection: The Divotee, H. M. Bateman

The Divotee, H. M. Bateman
Humorous illustration showing the results after a rather untalented golfer has tried to tee off

Background image23rd Collection: Playtime at Wimbledon. by William Heath Robinson

Playtime at Wimbledon. by William Heath Robinson
The new craze of Jazz Tennis caught in full swing by our extra special artist. A humorous illustration of tennis players dancing the foxtrot on a tennis court

Background image23rd Collection: Suffragette Demonstration Rally Hyde Park

Suffragette Demonstration Rally Hyde Park
The Great Suffragette Demonstration held on 23rd July 1910. banners held aloft include Fortune Favours The Brave, Arise Go Forth & Conquer and the Emmeline Pankhurst banner. Date: 23rd July 1910

Background image23rd Collection: Commandos Crossing the Rhine at Wesel; Second World War, 194

Commandos Crossing the Rhine at Wesel; Second World War, 194
Sketch showing the night crossing of the River Rhine, made by British Royal Marine Commandos of the 21st Army Group, near Wesel in Germany, 23rd March 1945

Background image23rd Collection: Advertisement for Singer cars

Advertisement for Singer cars from 1926, proclaiming everybody should have a car with character

Background image23rd Collection: Sailing Barge Match on the Thames, July 1864

Sailing Barge Match on the Thames, July 1864
Engraving of a sailing barge match on the Thames, from the Illustrated London News, 23rd July 1864. This match was hosted by the Prince of Wales Yacht Club over a course from Erith to the Chapman

Background image23rd Collection: The Graphic, 23rd January 1915, Christmas truce

The Graphic, 23rd January 1915, Christmas truce
Page from The Graphic, 23rd January 1915 - the Power of Peace in the Time of War. The Christmas 1914 truce, and a crucifix in a shell-torn area of war. Date: 23rd January 1915

Background image23rd Collection: Writing desk set with Duralium metal from Zeppelin L32

Writing desk set with Duralium metal from Zeppelin L32
Writing desk set with glass inkwells, together with a piece of Duralium metal from Zeppelin L32 and a silver plaque engraved L32, Billericay, September 23rd 1916. Commemorative Ware

Background image23rd Collection: The Royal College of Art, by Sir Hugh Maxwell Casson

The Royal College of Art, by Sir Hugh Maxwell Casson
A watercolour and pen painting of The Royal College of Art, London. The Illustrated London News featured a long running series of paintings of Londons architecture by Sir Hugh Maxwell Casson during

Background image23rd Collection: Belfast riots, July 1920

Belfast riots, July 1920
A double page spread from the Illustrated London News, reporting on rioting in Belfast from 20th to 23rd July 1920. 18 people were killed, and 200 wounded during the disturbances

Background image23rd Collection: Mr Aneurin Bevan

Mr Aneurin Bevan
Mr Bevan was a Welsh Labour politician and was appointed as Minister of Health after Labour won the election in 1945. He was the founder of the National Health Service which came into effect on 5th

Background image23rd Collection: The Seated Scribe. 28th-23rd c. BC. It belongs

The Seated Scribe. 28th-23rd c. BC. It belongs to the 4th or 5th dynasty. Painted limestone, glass rock eyes inset into copper. It was found in the Old Kingdom burial ground at Sakkara. Egyptian art

Background image23rd Collection: Apollo 16 lunar rover, artwork

Apollo 16 lunar rover, artwork
Apollo 16 lunar rover. Artwork of the US astronaut John Watts Young (born 1930) driving a lunar rover on a performance test run on the Moons surface

Background image23rd Collection: 1921 FA Cup Final

1921 FA Cup Final
The outside left for Tottenham Hotspur (Dimmock) scores the only goal in the FA Cup Final to defeat Wolverhampton Wanderers before a crowd of 72, 805 at Stamford Bridge

Background image23rd Collection: Winston Churchill at Croydon Airport, 1939

Winston Churchill at Croydon Airport, 1939
Churchill leaves his plane at Croydon Airport after flying back from an inspection of the Maginot Line on August 23rd, 1939 - just over a week before the Second World War broke out. Date: 1939

Background image23rd Collection: The Artist at Work by Fred Pegram

The Artist at Work by Fred Pegram
Colour illustration by Fred Pegram of a red-haired woman at her dressing-table, applying a mist of perfume from a bottle

Background image23rd Collection: Cub Scouts cleaning fire engine

Cub Scouts cleaning fire engine

Background image23rd Collection: Waiting For Santa Claus, by Jessie Willcox Smith

Waiting For Santa Claus, by Jessie Willcox Smith
A colour illustration of two young children trying to keep awake for Santa Clauss visit

Background image23rd Collection: Newcastle United vs. Barnsley, F. A. Cup Final, 1910

Newcastle United vs. Barnsley, F. A. Cup Final, 1910
Illustration of the F.A. Cup Final between Newcastle United and Barnsley, with one of the Barnsley defenders (in dark shirts) chesting down the ball; Crystal Palace Football Ground, 23rd April 1910

Background image23rd Collection: The Besses o th Barn Brass Band - Paddington Station

The Besses o th Barn Brass Band - Paddington Station
The Besses o th Barn Brass Band from Besses o th Barn, an old industrial town situated between Manchester and Bury, in Lancashire. In 1905 the band toured France to promote the Entente Cordiale

Background image23rd Collection: The universality of car ownership

The universality of car ownership
An illustration depicting the universality of car ownership in 1926, by showing a large and a small car both made by Austin

Background image23rd Collection: At the Oval / Ally Sloper

At the Oval / Ally Sloper
Ally Sloper bats at the Oval against Australia, dressed in medieval armour for protection

Background image23rd Collection: Sir William P. Pulteney / Stamp

Sir William P. Pulteney / Stamp
Lieutenant-General SIR WILLIAM PULTENEY PULTENEY (1861 - 1941) British general during the First World War. In command of British III Corps, then headed 23rd Army Corps

Background image23rd Collection: The Duke of Edinburgh as musician

The Duke of Edinburgh as musician
Engraving showing Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh playing the violin to accompany the singer, Madame Marie Roze at a concert for the Royal College of Music at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall during

Background image23rd Collection: Puffing Billy engine

Puffing Billy engine
Puffing Billy, steam engine invented by William Headley in 1813. Headley solved the problem of slippage on the iron tracks by applying power through two sets of driving wheels

Background image23rd Collection: Furious charge of British cavalry at The Battle of Mons, 23rd August 1914 during WWI (litho)

Furious charge of British cavalry at The Battle of Mons, 23rd August 1914 during WWI (litho)
3252873 Furious charge of British cavalry at The Battle of Mons, 23rd August 1914 during WWI (litho); Private Collection; (add.info.: Furious charge of British cavalry at The Battle of Mons)

Background image23rd Collection: Saint Juan de Ribera, after an etching in Retratos de Los Espanoles Ilustres, Madrid, Spain, pub

Saint Juan de Ribera, after an etching in Retratos de Los Espanoles Ilustres, Madrid, Spain, pub. 1791
3473296 Saint Juan de Ribera, after an etching in Retratos de Los Espanoles Ilustres, Madrid, Spain, pub. 1791; (add.info.: Saint Juan de Ribera, 1532 - 1611)

Background image23rd Collection: Furious charge of British cavalry at The Battle of Mons, 23rd August 1914 during WWI (litho)

Furious charge of British cavalry at The Battle of Mons, 23rd August 1914 during WWI (litho)
3252876 Furious charge of British cavalry at The Battle of Mons, 23rd August 1914 during WWI (litho); Private Collection; (add.info.: Furious charge of British cavalry at The Battle of Mons)

Background image23rd Collection: Sargon of Akkad (2334 BC - 2279 BC), also known as Sargon the Great or Sargon I, Mesopotamian king

Sargon of Akkad (2334 BC - 2279 BC), also known as Sargon the Great or Sargon I, Mesopotamian king
528981 Sargon of Akkad (2334 BC - 2279 BC), also known as Sargon the Great or Sargon I, Mesopotamian king. Bust of an Akkadian ruler, probably Sargon, Nineveh, ca

Background image23rd Collection: A map of China under the Hsia Dynasty, 2205 BC. From Hutchinson's History of the Nations

A map of China under the Hsia Dynasty, 2205 BC. From Hutchinson's History of the Nations, published 1915
3033759 A map of China under the Hsia Dynasty, 2205 BC. From Hutchinson's History of the Nations, published 1915.; Private Collection

Background image23rd Collection: Attack done by the student Karl Ludwing Sand against the German comedy writer August von Kotzebue

Attack done by the student Karl Ludwing Sand against the German comedy writer August von Kotzebue in 1819
3600099 Attack done by the student Karl Ludwing Sand against the German comedy writer August von Kotzebue in 1819; (add.info)

Background image23rd Collection: Scapa Flow, Whaler Ramna stranded on battle cruiser

Scapa Flow, Whaler Ramna stranded on battle cruiser Moltke on 23rd June 1919

Background image23rd Collection: The whaler Ramna stranded on German Battle Cruiser

The whaler Ramna stranded on German Battle Cruiser Moltke, Scapa Flow, Orkney, 23rd June 1919

Background image23rd Collection: Battle of Tsaribrod, Serbo-Bulgarian War

Battle of Tsaribrod, Serbo-Bulgarian War
The battle of Tsaribod, November 23, 1885, Serbo-Bulgarian War. We see a caravan of soldiers headed to the frontlines, with officers at the rear

Background image23rd Collection: Dividing Princess Beatrice's Wedding Cake, Windsor

Dividing Princess Beatrice's Wedding Cake, Windsor
Soldiers in the Barracks of Windsor Castle divide up the remains of Princess Beatrice's wedding cake. Princess Beatrice (1857-1944) was the youngest daughter of Queen Victoria

Background image23rd Collection: McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle 79-0043

McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle 79-0043
United States Air Force (USAF) - McDonnell Douglas F-15C-25-MC Eagle 79-0043 (MSN 0584/C112, base code BT'), of the 23rd TFS, 52nd TFW based at Bitburg Air Base

Background image23rd Collection: Benjamin Harrison, President of the USA

Benjamin Harrison, President of the USA
Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901), 23rd President of the United States of America, 1889-1893. Date: 1889

Background image23rd Collection: LTV A-7D-16-CV Corsair II 74-1747

LTV A-7D-16-CV Corsair II 74-1747
United States Air Force - Ling-Temco-Vought A-7D-16-CV Corsair II 74-1747 (msn D-422, base code EL'), of the 23rd Tactical Fighter Wing, at England Air Force Base, on 5 November 1975. Date: 1975

Background image23rd Collection: Trinket Box with Caton Woodville WWI battle scene

Trinket Box with Caton Woodville WWI battle scene
Trinket Box lined with velvet. On lid - a relief after Caton Woodville's painting of a battle scene, signed by the artist

Background image23rd Collection: Spanish Civil War child refugees arrive at Southampton, 1937

Spanish Civil War child refugees arrive at Southampton, 1937
Children from Bilbao waiting to land from the Spanish Compania transaltantic liner Habana at Southampton docks-child refugees evacuated to England during the Spanish Civil War, 1937

Background image23rd Collection: The Defenders of Rorke's Drift at daybreak, 23rd January 187

The Defenders of Rorke's Drift at daybreak, 23rd January 187
Dead Zulus piled up against sandbanks and fortifications, British officers with rifles and bayonets standing above them, perpetrating the myth that Rorke's Drift was an important victory

Background image23rd Collection: Arley Pit 1853 Industry Coal Regional Collieries

Arley Pit 1853 Industry Coal Regional Collieries
arley, pit, 1853, industry, coal, regional, collieries, england, wigan, lancashire, scene, explosion, left, 57, dead, 23rd, march, 10010195

Background image23rd Collection: The Raven Cartoon by Joseph Keppler, 1890. Benjamin Harrison 23rd President of the USA (1889-1893)

The Raven Cartoon by Joseph Keppler, 1890. Benjamin Harrison 23rd President of the USA (1889-1893) at desk
528155 The Raven Cartoon by Joseph Keppler, 1890. Benjamin Harrison 23rd President of the USA (1889-1893) at desk. On bust Secretary of State Blaine, who disagreed with Harrison over McKinley Tariff

Background image23rd Collection: Fifth Avenue Hotel, Manhattan, New York, c. 1890s

Fifth Avenue Hotel, Manhattan, New York, c. 1890s
Vintage 19th century photograph: the Fifth Avenue Hotel, Manhattan, New York, c.1890s. The Fifth Avenue Hotel was a luxury hotel located at 200 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan

Background image23rd Collection: The Flat Iron Building, New York City, NY, USA Date: 1906

The Flat Iron Building, New York City, NY, USA Date: 1906

Background image23rd Collection: Five dancers at the Dance Magazine convention

Five dancers at the Dance Magazine convention of Dancing Masters of America on 23rd August 1927. Doris Humphrey (top left) of the Denishawn dancers in New York

Background image23rd Collection: Plume offerings made at the shrine of Pai yat yamo

Plume offerings made at the shrine of Pai yat yamo, God of Music, Zuni nation. Chromolithograph by August Hoen from John Wesley Powells 23rd Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology



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"Capturing the Essence of History: The 23rd - From Suffragette Rallies to Commandos Crossing the Rhine" Step into a time capsule and embark on a journey through history with the captivating 23rd. This collection of iconic moments spans across various eras, offering glimpses into significant events that have shaped our world. Transport yourself back to the late 19th century as you witness the infamous Carbolic Smoke Ball, an advertisement that promised miraculous health benefits. Marvel at William Heath Robinson's whimsical depiction of playtime at Wimbledon, showcasing a delightful blend of sport and imagination. Feel empowered as you join suffragettes in their passionate demonstration rally held at Hyde Park, fighting for women's rights. Then, chuckle along with H. M. Bateman's "The Divotee, " capturing comical golfing mishaps that transcend time. Experience the intensity and bravery displayed by commandos crossing the Rhine during World War II in Wesel; their determination echoes throughout generations. Witness the grace and elegance of sailing barge matches on London's Thames River in July 1864, where skillful sailors competed against nature's unpredictable currents. Admire Singer cars' innovation through an enticing advertisement that beckons adventure seekers onto open roads. Delve into heartwarming tales from The Graphic newspaper on January 23rd, 1915 – reliving moments like Christmas truces amidst war-torn landscapes. Discover exquisite craftsmanship within a writing desk set adorned with Duralium metal from Zeppelin L32 – a testament to human ingenuity even during times of conflict. Immerse yourself in Sir Hugh Maxwell Casson's portrayal of The Royal College of Art – an institution nurturing creativity for over two centuries. Indulge your senses with David Wright's enchanting artwork "Moonlight Becomes You, " capturing beauty beyond words through delicate brushstrokes.