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Birthday Collection

"Capturing the Essence of Birthdays: A Journey through Time and Joy" Celebrating birthdays has always been a cherished tradition

Background imageBirthday Collection: Birthday card, RAF flying dog pilot

Birthday card, RAF flying dog pilot. mid-20th century

Background imageBirthday Collection: 13131814

13131814
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy wearing Happy Birthday headband Date: 19-12-2019

Background imageBirthday Collection: Lenny Henry and Dawn French, as Michael Jackson and Bubbles

Lenny Henry and Dawn French, as Michael Jackson and Bubbles, arriving at Elton Johns 50th birthday party at Hammersmith Palais. 6th April 1997

Background imageBirthday Collection: Shirley Temple / Birthday

Shirley Temple / Birthday
SHIRLEY TEMPLE American child star of of 1930s, offering a birthday greeting

Background imageBirthday Collection: Shirley Temple / Cake

Shirley Temple / Cake
SHIRLEY TEMPLE American child star of the 1930s, tucking into her birthday cake

Background imageBirthday Collection: Tatler front cover featuring Princess Elizabeth & Margaret o

Tatler front cover featuring Princess Elizabeth & Margaret o
Front cover of The Tatler featuring the fourteenth birthday picture of Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II) together with her sister, Princess Margaret Rose

Background imageBirthday Collection: HRH Queen Elizabeth II - Trooping of the Colour

HRH Queen Elizabeth II - Trooping of the Colour
The Queen attending the Trooping of the Colour ceremony in her Coronation year, seen here riding to Horse Guards Parade on her official birthday to take the salute of the Brigade of Guards

Background imageBirthday Collection: The Bohemians of Chelsea, scene from Tantivy Towers

The Bohemians of Chelsea, scene from Tantivy Towers
A scene from the British light opera, Tantivy Towers, written by A. P. Herbert. The story mocks both the artistic high brows or bohemians of Chelsea as well as the sporting lusty low brows who enjoy

Background imageBirthday Collection: An Avro Vulcan B2 gives a birthday salute to Barnes Wallace

An Avro Vulcan B2 gives a birthday salute to Barnes Wallace
An Avro Vulcan B2 gives a birthday salute to Sir Barnes Wallis in September 1977. Date: 1977

Background imageBirthday Collection: Victorian silk birthday card, Girl with dog and flowers

Victorian silk birthday card, Girl with dog and flowers by a stream. 19th century

Background imageBirthday Collection: Birthday Greetings postcard - A family of Cats at home

Birthday Greetings postcard - A family of Cats at home, sitting and playing around the fire. Date: circa 1922

Background imageBirthday Collection: Sky writing - Happy Birthday - written in the clouds - with Butterflies

Sky writing - Happy Birthday - written in the clouds - with Butterflies. Digital Manipulation: all created
A-016-m Sky writing - Happy Birthday - written in the clouds - with Butterflies Digital Manipulated image Ardea London contact details: prints@ardea.com tel: +44 (0) 20 8318 1401

Background imageBirthday Collection: Handbill for balloon race, Green brothers

Handbill for balloon race, Green brothers
Handbill advertising a balloon race between Charles Green and his brother in two balloons, taking place from the Royal Gardens, Vauxhall, London, to celebrate the Queens birthday. 13 August 1835

Background imageBirthday Collection: James Doughty, oldest clown in England

James Doughty, oldest clown in England
James Doughty of Brighton, at the time of this photograph the oldest clown in England, about to celebrate his 94th birthday. Seen here in costume with two of his performing dogs

Background imageBirthday Collection: Tatler front cover: Duchess of York and Princess Elizabeth

Tatler front cover: Duchess of York and Princess Elizabeth
The Tatler front cover featuring a photograph of the Duchess of York (later Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother) with Princess Elizabeth of York (later Queen Elizabeth II) taken in July 1927

Background imageBirthday Collection: Hamster - with cake and candle Digital Manipulation: added left eye - replaced left foot - removed

Hamster - with cake and candle Digital Manipulation: added left eye - replaced left foot - removed nuts from foreground
JD-7229-m Hamster - with cake and candle John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in anyway

Background imageBirthday Collection: DOG - Chocolate Labrador puppy laying down with cup cake Digital Manipulation

DOG - Chocolate Labrador puppy laying down with cup cake Digital Manipulation: Added background & cake (Su)
JD-22390-m DOG - Chocolate Labrador puppy laying down with cup cake John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in anyway

Background imageBirthday Collection: Sophie Blanchard in balloon ascent, Milan

Sophie Blanchard in balloon ascent, Milan
Sophie Blanchard (1778-1819), famous French aeronaut, in a night-time balloon ascent performed in Milan, Italy, in the presence of Napoleon, to mark his 42nd birthday. 15 August 1811

Background imageBirthday Collection: Doggy Birthday Cake

Doggy Birthday Cake
A doggy chef with a birthday cake with lots of candles on it. Date: early 1930s

Background imageBirthday Collection: Girl Guides: Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret send courier

Girl Guides: Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret send courier
Princess Elizabeth, patrol leader in the Buckingham Palace Company, sends a message by courier pigeon to Lady Baden Powell at Guide Headquarters

Background imageBirthday Collection: DOG. Jack russell terrier wearing bow tie sitting at table with Birthday cake

DOG. Jack russell terrier wearing bow tie sitting at table with Birthday cake
JD-22300-M-C DOG. Jack russell terrier wearing bow tie sitting at table with Birthday cake John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageBirthday Collection: Rowena Cade - Minack Theatre

Rowena Cade - Minack Theatre
Rowena Cade (1893 - 1983) - inspirational founder and driving force behind the creation and construction of the remarkable clifftop Minack Theatre at Porthcurno near Lands End, Cornwall

Background imageBirthday Collection: Nativity - Magi

Nativity - Magi
The Magi present the young Jesus with the birthday gifts they have brought him

Background imageBirthday Collection: Two Grey Squirrels on a mini picnic bench having a birthday party

Two Grey Squirrels on a mini picnic bench having a birthday party Date: 18-Mar-19

Background imageBirthday Collection: Snooker player Ronnie O Sullivan, pictured the day before his 16th birthday

Snooker player Ronnie O Sullivan, pictured the day before his 16th birthday. 4th December 1991

Background imageBirthday Collection: Picture No. 12010872

Picture No. 12010872
Sphynx Cat wearing Happy Birthday hat Digital manipulation Date:

Background imageBirthday Collection: Shirley Bassey and guest arriving at Elton Johns 50th birthday party at Hammersmith

Shirley Bassey and guest arriving at Elton Johns 50th birthday party at Hammersmith Palais. 6th April 1997

Background imageBirthday Collection: Picture No. 12479599

Picture No. 12479599
Sheep - Ewes with birthday party hats and party Date:

Background imageBirthday Collection: Princess Elizabeth as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards, 1942

Princess Elizabeth as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards, 1942
Princess Elizabeth, later Queen Elizabeth II, as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards. Her first formal engagement was on her 16th birthday, inspecting the Grenadier Guards as Colonel of this regiment

Background imageBirthday Collection: Queen Charlottes Ball 1939

Queen Charlottes Ball 1939
Debutantes curtsy as H.H Princess Helena Victoria cuts a giant birthday cake at Queen Charlottes Ball at Grosvenor House. The ball was one of the most important dates in the social calendar

Background imageBirthday Collection: The Queen salutes on horseback

The Queen salutes on horseback
The Queen salutes whilst taking part in the Birthday Parade at Buckingham Palace after the ceremonial Trooping of the Colour. She wears the uniform of the Grenadier Guards. Date: 1956

Background imageBirthday Collection: Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother celebrates her 80th birthday at Clarence House with

Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother celebrates her 80th birthday at Clarence House with other members of the Royal Family including Queen Elizabeth II and Viscount Linley. 4th August 1980

Background imageBirthday Collection: Barbara Windsor with boyfriend Scott Harvey, dressed as a Pearly Queen and King

Barbara Windsor with boyfriend Scott Harvey, dressed as a Pearly Queen and King, arriving at Elton Johns 50th birthday party at Hammersmith Palais. 6th April 1997

Background imageBirthday Collection: WW2 birthday card, Postman with black kittens

WW2 birthday card, Postman with black kittens
Birthday card, Postman with black kittens, and a reference to blackout regulations. circa 1940s

Background imageBirthday Collection: WW2 birthday card with plane

WW2 birthday card with plane. Date: circa 1942

Background imageBirthday Collection: Picture No. 11052018

Picture No. 11052018
Cat Persian kitten wearing Happing Birthday party hat surrounded by balloons Digital Manipulation Date:

Background imageBirthday Collection: Viscount Savernake, Lieutenant Royal Horse Guards, eldest son of the Earl of Cardigan

Viscount Savernake, Lieutenant Royal Horse Guards, eldest son of the Earl of Cardigan, celebrated his twenty-first birthday with a garden party held in the grounds of his ancestral home at Tottenham

Background imageBirthday Collection: Picture No. 10901724

Picture No. 10901724
DOG - Pug wearing Happy Birthday glasses with streamers & balloons Date:

Background imageBirthday Collection: 21st Birthday Party

21st Birthday Party
Four men share a drink at a 21st birthday party, 22nd Feb 1962. Chichester Photographic Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: CPS 1086/2

Background imageBirthday Collection: Nikolay Urvantsev, Soviet geologist

Nikolay Urvantsev, Soviet geologist
Nikolay Nikolayevich Urvantsev (1893-1985), Soviet geologist, speaking in public at his 80th birthday celebration. Urvantsev is best known for his exploration of northern Siberia and the Arctic

Background imageBirthday Collection: Page from The Sketch reporting on the birthday party of Belita

Page from The Sketch reporting on the birthday party of Belita (Maria Belita Jepson-Turner) at the London Hippodrome, at the time she was starring the show Champagne on Ice

Background imageBirthday Collection: Birthday card - Man relaxing in a chair

Birthday card - Man relaxing in a chair
Birthday card, Man relaxing in a chair. circa 1930s

Background imageBirthday Collection: Birthday card, Chimney Sweep Dog

Birthday card, Chimney Sweep Dog. mid-20th century

Background imageBirthday Collection: Pasteurs Jubilee celebrations, 1892

Pasteurs Jubilee celebrations, 1892
Pasteurs Jubilee celebrations. Artwork of British surgeon Joseph Lister (in gown, walking up steps, 1827-1912) and French chemist Louis Pasteur (being approached by Lister)

Background imageBirthday Collection: Birthday card, The Beatles caricature

Birthday card, The Beatles caricature - Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Date: circa 1964

Background imageBirthday Collection: Siva Parvati with infant Kumar celebrating his birthday, 5th-6th century AD, Kathe Simbhu

Siva Parvati with infant Kumar celebrating his birthday, 5th-6th century AD, Kathe Simbhu
5309534 Siva Parvati with infant Kumar celebrating his birthday, 5th-6th century AD, Kathe Simbhu by Nepalese School, (5th-6th century); National Museum of Nepal, Kathmandu

Background imageBirthday Collection: Partytime for cats

Partytime for cats
Eight happy cats and kittens enjoying a birthday tea party. Artist: Frederick George Lewin Date: circa 1912

Background imageBirthday Collection: Centenary of the Ecole Polytechnique (colour litho)

Centenary of the Ecole Polytechnique (colour litho)
2818497 Centenary of the Ecole Polytechnique (colour litho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Centenary of the Ecole Polytechnique, Paris)



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"Capturing the Essence of Birthdays: A Journey through Time and Joy" Celebrating birthdays has always been a cherished tradition, just like Shirley Temple's iconic smile brightening up any birthday party. Remember when Tatler featured Princess Elizabeth and Margaret on its front cover? It was a royal reminder that birthdays hold a special place in our hearts. Indulging in delicious cakes is an essential part of every birthday celebration, much like Shirley Temple enjoying her own delectable treat. The Bohemians of Chelsea knew how to throw unforgettable parties at Tantivy Towers, where birthdays were filled with laughter and merriment. From Trooping the Colour to Avro Vulcan B2 salutes, even Queen Elizabeth II knows how important it is to mark one's special day with grandeur and pride. Imagine receiving a delightful Birthday Greetings postcard featuring an adorable family of cats celebrating together at home – pure feline bliss. Skywriting "Happy Birthday" amidst clouds adorned with butterflies creates a magical atmosphere that only digital manipulation can bring to life. Handbills for balloon races by the Green brothers remind us that they are not just about individual celebrations but also about coming together as a community. James Doughty, England's oldest clown, knows how to make everyone laugh on their special day – because what's a birthday without some good old-fashioned fun? Tatler once again captured our attention with its front cover featuring the Duchess of York and Princess Elizabeth; reminding us that they are moments shared between loved ones forever etched in time. Imagine a hamster blowing out candles on his tiny cake. With digital manipulation adding whimsical touches, this furry friend steals the show at any birthday gathering. Whether we look back at historical milestones or create new memories with modern twists, birthdays remain timeless occasions filled with joy, love, and the warmth of celebration.