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"Capturing the Essence of Time: A Glimpse into the Best Moments of History" Step back in time to witness a Jubilee Procession in a Cornish Village

Background imageBest Collection: Jubilee Procession in a Cornish Village, A. G. Sherwood Hunter (1846-1919)

Jubilee Procession in a Cornish Village, A. G. Sherwood Hunter (1846-1919)
Oil on canvas, Newlyn School, June 1897. This painting is a wonderful record of a lantern procession held to commemorate Queen Victorias Diamond Jubilee in 1897

Background imageBest Collection: Glenwood Cooker Advert

Glenwood Cooker Advert
Gas or coal does its best work in this remarkable Glenwood range - five burners for gas and four covers for coal... the Thermolator automatically controls the oven heat

Background imageBest Collection: Rolex wrist watch advertisement, 1931

Rolex wrist watch advertisement, 1931
Advertisement for iconic watch brand Rolex, the worlds most accurate wrist watch. Date: 1931

Background imageBest Collection: Picture No. 11051061

Picture No. 11051061
Dog Cavapoo puppies ( 7 wks old ) looking over fence Date:

Background imageBest Collection: British 25-pounder field gun by G. H. Davis

British 25-pounder field gun by G. H. Davis
Considered at the time to be the best field gun in the world: the British 25-pounder. Diagrammatic drawings of a famous British weapon

Background imageBest Collection: Advertisement for Triumph Renown motor car

Advertisement for Triumph Renown motor car
Advertisement for the Triumph Renown motor car -- all thats best in Britain. Featuring a traditional cricket match on a village green on a sunny Saturday afternoon. 1951

Background imageBest Collection: North American P-51D Mustang -the adoption of the Rolls

North American P-51D Mustang -the adoption of the Rolls-Royce Merlin transformed the P-51 into the best US fighter of World War 2

Background imageBest Collection: The Last Caravan by A. E. Bestall

The Last Caravan by A. E. Bestall
A colour illustration by Alfred Bestall showing a fantasy scene where a group of travellers are being spied on from woodland by a centaur and female imps

Background imageBest Collection: Sir Robert Peel, c. 1846

Sir Robert Peel, c. 1846
Engraving of Sir Robert Peel (1788-1850), the English statesman and Prime Minister. Peel was a Conservative MP who held strong views on Irish Catholicism and Free Trade vs Protectionism

Background imageBest Collection: THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL

THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL One of the greatest of best- sellers, the cover shows Leslie Howard in the best of the film versions, produced in 1935

Background imageBest Collection: Picture No. 11092665

Picture No. 11092665
Cat Siberian 8 week old kittens Date:

Background imageBest Collection: Errol Flynn / Warner

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

Background imageBest Collection: Tatler cover - Ronald Colman and his Sealyham Terrier

Tatler cover - Ronald Colman and his Sealyham Terrier
Film star Ronald Colman (1891-1958) pictured on the front cover of The Tatler with his Sealyham Terrier in 1931. Date: 1931

Background imageBest Collection: Poster, British Seagull outboard motor

Poster, British Seagull outboard motor
Poster, British Seagull, The best outboard motor in the world, Every dinghy a motor dinghy. circa 1950

Background imageBest Collection: Picture No. 11992133

Picture No. 11992133
Four Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Dogs outdoors Date:

Background imageBest Collection: Fruit Label -- best Jaffa grapefruit

Fruit Label -- best Jaffa grapefruit
Fruit Label -- Ruth best Jaffa grapefruit, packed by Z A Chelouche, produce of Palestine. Depicting a smiling woman with a tray of fruit balanced on her head. Date: 20th century

Background imageBest Collection: Islington Angel

Islington Angel
The Angel at Islington is one of North Londons best- known landmarks at the site of one of its busiest crossroads. Date: 1895

Background imageBest Collection: Picture No. 11092595

Picture No. 11092595
Cat Bengal kittens Date:

Background imageBest Collection: Picture No. 11073244

Picture No. 11073244
Dog Boxer puppies. Boxer

Background imageBest Collection: Advert / Whitbread Pale A

Advert / Whitbread Pale A
WHITBREADs PALE ALE ashore or afloat, the best summer beverage

Background imageBest Collection: Picture No. 12010389

Picture No. 12010389
DOG. Black Labrador adult with 9week old puppy, studio 9 weeks old DOG. Black Labrador adult with 9week old puppy, studio 9 weeks old Date:

Background imageBest Collection: Picture No. 11092596

Picture No. 11092596
Cat Bengal kittens Date:

Background imageBest Collection: Picture No. 10851745

Picture No. 10851745
Cat - Siamese kittens Date:

Background imageBest Collection: The Nile is Egypt, Cooks Nile Steamers

The Nile is Egypt, Cooks Nile Steamers
Poster or handbill advertising Cooks Nile Steamers, the best way to explore Egypts ancient splendour and modern charm. Showing an ancient monument with hieroglyphics, with two men in Egyptian dress

Background imageBest Collection: Advert / Umbrellas / 1930S

Advert / Umbrellas / 1930S
Umbrellas from Parapluie- Revel, Lyons, France - the very best umbrella manufacturer

Background imageBest Collection: Vesta Tilley / Piccadilly

Vesta Tilley / Piccadilly
VESTA TILLEY Music hall entertainer, best known for her male impersonations, singing Algy, the Piccadilly Johnny (with the little glass eye)

Background imageBest Collection: Ransomes Lawnmowers Advertisement

Ransomes Lawnmowers Advertisement
An illustrated advertisement for an Ideal Homes Exhibition stand for Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies Ltd. promoting Ransomes Lawnmowers. The image shows a decorative green model on a tidy lawn

Background imageBest Collection: Oxton House, Devon, seat of Rev. John Beaumont Swete

Oxton House, Devon, seat of Rev. John Beaumont Swete. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Rudolph Ackermanns Repository of Arts, London, 1827

Background imageBest Collection: Picture No. 11073327

Picture No. 11073327
Dog Boxer puppies. Boxer

Background imageBest Collection: Picture No. 11013939

Picture No. 11013939
Dog - Wire-haired / Wirehaired Fox Terrier puppies Date:

Background imageBest Collection: Picture No. 11013954

Picture No. 11013954
Dog - Samoyed puppy and adult in snow Date:

Background imageBest Collection: Picture No. 11013935

Picture No. 11013935
Dog - Wire-haired / Wirehaired Fox Terrier puppies playing together Date:

Background imageBest Collection: Picture No. 10863685

Picture No. 10863685
Siberian / Arctic Husky Dog Date:

Background imageBest Collection: Picture No. 10982785

Picture No. 10982785
Dog - Huskies mouth open - studio Date:

Background imageBest Collection: Silhouette of barmaid and customer in a pub

Silhouette of barmaid and customer in a pub
The best drink is the last drink -- scene at 10pm in The Crown, Harrogate, with a barmaid, a customer and his dog

Background imageBest Collection: Beer is Best

Beer is Best
A satisfied looking man wearing a trilby and smoking a pipe holds a glass of beer while propping up a pub bar. Beer pumps just visible

Background imageBest Collection: Advert / Camp Coffee 1890S

Advert / Camp Coffee 1890S
Camp Coffee is still the best

Background imageBest Collection: The Royal Lincolns in Malaya

The Royal Lincolns in Malaya
A photograph of officers of the 1st Battalion Royal Lincolnshire Regiment taken at Taiping. Back row: Lt. J. Mills, 2/Lt. M.H. Best, Lts. E.C. Whitby, A.F. Townsend, 2/Lts N.L. Williams, W.C

Background imageBest Collection: Eve Before The Fall. By A. E. Bestall

Eve Before The Fall. By A. E. Bestall
A scene beside a waterfall of four girls in their bathing costumes. The girls are watching the waterfall, prehaps resting after swimming

Background imageBest Collection: Overton World Map / 1670

Overton World Map / 1670
A new and accurate map of the world drawn according to the best and late discoveries of 1670

Background imageBest Collection: Jesus Teaches to Pray

Jesus Teaches to Pray
Jesus teaches his disciples how best to pray

Background imageBest Collection: Fashionable Passengers

Fashionable Passengers
In their creations by Drecoll and Martial et Armand they can look their best while en voyage... travelling in a train carriage Date: 1924

Background imageBest Collection: Primus Stove

Primus Stove
THE PRIMUS STOVE North, South, East or West Primus is best

Background imageBest Collection: England / Hedingham Castle

England / Hedingham Castle
One of the best preserved Norman keeps in England, Hedingham Castle was built by the de Veres, the Earls of Oxford, in 1140

Background imageBest Collection: The First Rolls Royce

The First Rolls Royce
The first Rolls-Royce is already a distinguished looking vehicle with claims to be the best car in the world

Background imageBest Collection: Fest / Britain / Guide Cover

Fest / Britain / Guide Cover
The cover of an official guide. Following the war, the festival aimed to raise the nations spirits whilst promoting the best in British art, design and industry. Date: 1951

Background imageBest Collection: Picture No. 11013761

Picture No. 11013761
Dog - Mini Dachshunds - smooth Date:

Background imageBest Collection: Advertisement for the Brinsmead grand piano

Advertisement for the Brinsmead grand piano
An advertisement for the Brinsmead grand piano, the best that British craftsmanship can produce, with a pure singing tone and beauty of finish. Payment by instalments can be arranged... Date: 1913



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"Capturing the Essence of Time: A Glimpse into the Best Moments of History" Step back in time to witness a Jubilee Procession in a Cornish Village, beautifully depicted by A. G. Sherwood Hunter (1846-1919). As you admire this stunning artwork, let your eyes wander towards an elegant Rolex wrist watch advertisement from 1931, showcasing the epitome of timeless luxury. But our journey doesn't end there; fasten your seatbelts as we delve into an Advertisement for Triumph Renown motor car, symbolizing innovation and sophistication on wheels. Picture No. 11051061 unveils a British 25-pounder field gun by G. H. Davis - a testament to Britain's military prowess and engineering excellence. As we shift gears, prepare to be enchanted by Sir Robert Peel captured in c. 1846 - his charismatic presence forever etched in history. The North American P-51D Mustang takes center stage next, highlighting the adoption of Rolls-Royce engines that revolutionized aviation during World War II. Immerse yourself in nostalgia with "The Last Caravan" painted by A. E. Bestall - a masterpiece depicting adventure and camaraderie amidst breathtaking landscapes (Picture No. 11092665). Our journey through time wouldn't be complete without mentioning "THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, " immortalized on screen by Errol Flynn at Warner Studios. Lastly, pay homage to Vesta Tilley at Piccadilly - her captivating performances brought joy and entertainment to countless hearts during her illustrious career. These glimpses into history remind us that greatness transcends time; it is found within artistry, innovation, courage, and charisma. Let these best moments inspire you to embrace life's adventures with elegance and grace – just like those who left their mark on these remarkable pieces of our collective heritage.