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Butler Collection

"Butler: The King of Kings, Scotland Forever. " In the grand tapestry of history, there are figures that stand out as true legends

Background imageButler Collection: The King of Kings

The King of Kings -- Jesus Christ surrounded by rulers (kings, queens, emperors, etc) from various countries and periods in history. 1916

Background imageButler Collection: Pea Apparatus by William Heath Robinson

Pea Apparatus by William Heath Robinson
An interesting and elegant apparatus designed to overcome once for all the difficulties of conveying green peas to the mouth

Background imageButler Collection: Scotland for Ever. The charge of the Scots Greys at Waterloo, 18 June 1815

Scotland for Ever. The charge of the Scots Greys at Waterloo, 18 June 1815. After the painting by Lady Butler

Background imageButler Collection: Scotland for Ever; the charge of the Scots Greys at Waterloo, 18 June 1815

Scotland for Ever; the charge of the Scots Greys at Waterloo, 18 June 1815
Scotland for Ever ; the charge of the Scots Greys at Waterloo, 18 June 1815. The attack by the Royal Scots Greys cavalry regiment on the French 45th infantry was immortalised in this famous painting

Background imageButler Collection: Jeeves & Wooster / Book

Jeeves & Wooster / Book
When the jolly old storm clouds rolled up, Bertie Wooster turned instinctively to his man Jeeves...Jeevess judgment was infallible; likwise his taste in neckwear

Background imageButler Collection: Jeeves and Wooster

Jeeves and Wooster
In Thank You Jeeves!, Jeeves gives notice when Bertie Wooster, his employer, insists on playing the banjolele

Background imageButler Collection: The Remnants of an Army

The Remnants of an Army. Photomechanical print after Elizabeth Thompson (later Lady Butler). Associated with the Retreat from Kabul, 1st Afghan War (1838-1842). Date: 1856

Background imageButler Collection: Scotland Forever! The Charge of the Scots Greys, the British heavy cavalry regiment that

Scotland Forever! The Charge of the Scots Greys, the British heavy cavalry regiment that
Battle of WATERLOO : Scotland for ever ! the charge of the Scots Greys

Background imageButler Collection: W B Yeats / Nobel

W B Yeats / Nobel
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS Irish poet and dramatist

Background imageButler Collection: Scotland Forever

Scotland Forever. Photolithograph, coloured, by Lady Elizabeth Southerden Butler (as Mrs William Butler), 1881, published by Leeds City Art Galleries, 1980 (c)

Background imageButler Collection: Jeeves & Wooster

Jeeves & Wooster
Bertie Woosters imperturbable gentlemans gentleman is looked to for counsel & help on all sides

Background imageButler Collection: Steady the Drums and Fifes

Steady the Drums and Fifes, 1811. Colour photolithograph after Lady Butler, published 1960 (c). Associated with 57th (West Middlesex) Regiment of Foot, Battle of Albuera, 1811

Background imageButler Collection: WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS (1865-1939). Irish poet and playwright. Pencil and wash, c1910

WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS (1865-1939). Irish poet and playwright. Pencil and wash, c1910, by Augustus John

Background imageButler Collection: The Queen reviews the Grenadier Guards

The Queen reviews the Grenadier Guards
At the tercentenary parade of the Grenadier Guards at Windsor, the Queen turns to speak to Colonel Sir Thomas Butler, Lieutenant-Colonel of the Regiment. Date: 1956

Background imageButler Collection: St Matilda / Butler Lives

St Matilda / Butler Lives
SAINT MATILDA Queen of Henry I of Germany, noted for her philanthropy; she founded many convents

Background imageButler Collection: A Sheltered Corner

A Sheltered Corner. Butler, Mildred Anne 1858 - 1941

Background imageButler Collection: GONE WITH THE WIND, 1939. American poster, 1939, featuring Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable

GONE WITH THE WIND, 1939. American poster, 1939, featuring Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable, for the film Gone with the Wind after the novel by Margaret Mitchell

Background imageButler Collection: GONE WITH THE WIND, 1939. Clark Gable as Rhett Butler

GONE WITH THE WIND, 1939. Clark Gable as Rhett Butler

Background imageButler Collection: Young woman washing clothes at a sink

Young woman washing clothes at a sink
A young woman at a kitchen sink washing clothes using a washboard. There is a stack of four dinner plates waiting to be washed up, a kettle, and a tin of One-O-One which cleans without scratching

Background imageButler Collection: THANK YOU JEEVES

THANK YOU JEEVES
more glorious fooling by P. G. Wodehouse

Background imageButler Collection: Louis IX (Butler)

Louis IX (Butler)
LOUIS IX king of France, crusader and saint

Background imageButler Collection: Yeats / Graphic 1923

Yeats / Graphic 1923
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS Irish poet and senator, shown here attending the first meeting of the new Dail Eireann in Dublin

Background imageButler Collection: The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest at the St Jamess Theatre, London. Gwendolen Fairfax (Miss Irene Vanbrugh) and Worthing; Gwendolen and Cecily (Miss Evelyn Millard); Gwendolen

Background imageButler Collection: Saint Andrew (Butler)

Saint Andrew (Butler)
SAINT ANDREW one of Jesuss apostles, he is depicted holding the cross on which he will be crucified

Background imageButler Collection: Edison Lightbulb Advert

Edison Lightbulb Advert
The Edison lightbulb American advertisement

Background imageButler Collection: Woman performing her toilette with the help of her maid (colour litho)

Woman performing her toilette with the help of her maid (colour litho)
7201395 Woman performing her toilette with the help of her maid (colour litho) by Rieth, Paul (1871-1925); Private Collection; (add.info.: Woman performing her toilette with the help of her maid)

Background imageButler Collection: WB Yeats

WB Yeats
Irish poet William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939), circa 1910. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageButler Collection: Shirley Temple starring in Captain January

Shirley Temple starring in Captain January
Shirley Temple (1926-2014) starring in Captain January (American musical comedy-drama film directed by David Butler), 1936 - 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation Production. Date: 1936

Background imageButler Collection: GONE WITH THE WIND, 1939. Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable in a scene from the film

GONE WITH THE WIND, 1939. Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable in a scene from the film, Gone With The Wind, 1939

Background imageButler Collection: Mitchells and Butlers Brewery Malting Floor

Mitchells and Butlers Brewery Malting Floor
The Malting Floor at the Mitchells and Butlers Cape Hill Brewery, Smethwick, West Midlands. Barley grain lies a foot deep on the floor for ten days, being constantly turned

Background imageButler Collection: Butler Advises Wooster

Butler Advises Wooster
It might be judicious, said Jeeves, " if you were to attempt to persuade his lordship that the spirit in which you embraced Miss Stoker was a purely brotherly one."

Background imageButler Collection: St Louis (Louis IX, King of France), 1886

St Louis (Louis IX, King of France), 1886. Louis IX (1215-1270) became King of France in 1226. Renowned for his piety and kindness to the poor, he was canonised by Pope Boniface VIII in 1297

Background imageButler Collection: Old Maid card - Butler

Old Maid card - Butler. circa 1940s

Background imageButler Collection: Moment of Departure - all the staff line up to say Goodbye

Moment of Departure - all the staff line up to say Goodbye
A quite wonderful German postcard illustrating the Moment of Departure - all the staff line up to say Goodbye! Date: circa 1910s

Background imageButler Collection: H B Daft, English footballer and cricketer

H B Daft, English footballer and cricketer
Harry Butler Daft (1866-1945), English footballer with the Corinthians, Notts County, Nottingham Forest, Newark and England, also a first-class cricketer with Nottinghamshire. 1890s

Background imageButler Collection: Conservative party television team

Conservative party television team
The Conservative Party television team and some election posters for the General Election of 8th October 1959. The Conservatives broadcast five television programmes of 15 or 20 minutes each starting

Background imageButler Collection: Saint Bruno / Butler Lives

Saint Bruno / Butler Lives
SAINT BRUNO alias BRUNO THE GREAT Archbishop of Cologne and Duke of Lorraine

Background imageButler Collection: The first motorcycle

The first motorcycle
Invention by Edward Butler, created in 1887

Background imageButler Collection: Wild Bill Hickok / Postcd

Wild Bill Hickok / Postcd
WILD BILL HICKOK alias JAMES BUTLER American frontiersman, stage driver, scout, and US marshal; famous as a crack shot

Background imageButler Collection: Lady Elizabeth Butler

Lady Elizabeth Butler
LADY ELIZABETH BUTLER nee THOMPSON English painter of military and battle scenes

Background imageButler Collection: F H Butler (Vanity Fair)

F H Butler (Vanity Fair)
FRANK HEDGES BUTLER, noted balloonist, looks down from the hot air balloon basket he is riding in and prepares to speak through his megaphone

Background imageButler Collection: W B Yeats - Etching

W B Yeats - Etching
William Butler YEATS Irish poet and statesman as a young man

Background imageButler Collection: W B Yeats / The Tatler

W B Yeats / The Tatler
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS Irish poet and dramatist in his study at Woburn Buildings, London

Background imageButler Collection: The Bull and Swan Inn, Stamford, Northants (b / w photo)

The Bull and Swan Inn, Stamford, Northants (b / w photo)
7162963 The Bull and Swan Inn, Stamford, Northants (b/w photo) by Davie, William Galsworthy (1841-1915); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Bull and Swan Inn, Stamford, Northants)

Background imageButler Collection: A Society Drawing Room, c. 1830 (w / c on paper)

A Society Drawing Room, c. 1830 (w / c on paper)
BAL241152 A Society Drawing Room, c.1830 (w/c on paper) by Kolmann, Karl Ivanovich (1786-1846); State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia; Russian, out of copyright

Background imageButler Collection: Griffith Brewer and Wilbur Wright after the flight

Griffith Brewer and Wilbur Wright after the flight at Camp dAuvours, 8 October 1908. Later that same day Wilbur took Hon C.S. Rolls, Frank Hedges Butler and Major B.F.S

Background imageButler Collection: John Butler Yeats

John Butler Yeats 1839-1922 (c.1901). Purser, Sarah Henrietta 1848 - 1943. Date: 1901 (circa)

Background imageButler Collection: Syntax Star-Gazing

Syntax Star-Gazing
Dr Syntax shows a lady the stars through a telescope, while the butler trips over a dog on the stairs and drops his tray of crockery



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"Butler: The King of Kings, Scotland Forever. " In the grand tapestry of history, there are figures that stand out as true legends. Among them is the butler - a symbol of loyalty, sophistication, and unwavering dedication. Just like the charge of the Scots Greys at Waterloo on that fateful day in 1815, they embody bravery and honor. From literature to real-life heroics, butlers have left an indelible mark. Think Jeeves & Wooster; their dynamic duo brought laughter and wit into our lives through P. G. Wodehouse's books. And who can forget "Scotland for Ever. " - the iconic painting immortalizing the valiant charge by the Scots Greys? It captures their unwavering spirit in defending their homeland, and are more than just servants; they become confidants and trusted advisors to those they serve. They possess an uncanny ability to anticipate needs before they arise, much like William Heath Robinson's whimsical Pea Apparatus invention - a testament to their resourcefulness. Their influence extends beyond mere service; it reaches even into realms such as poetry with W. B Yeats' Nobel-winning works or inspiring military marches like "Steady the Drums and Fifes. " These compositions echo with respect for those who dedicate themselves selflessly. Yet amidst all these grandeur tales lies a simple truth – they are everyday heroes who quietly ensure order within chaos. They navigate social intricacies effortlessly while maintaining impeccable standards. As we reflect on history's remnants of an army or revel in literary escapades alongside Jeeves and Wooster, let us raise a toast to these unsung champions – our beloved butlers. Their legacy continues to inspire generations with their timeless elegance and unyielding commitment. So here's to you, dear butler – forever etched in our hearts as paragons of grace and guardians of tradition.