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Distinctive Collection

"Exploring the World's Distinctive Treasures

Background imageDistinctive Collection: Group of three Welsh women in traditional costume

Group of three Welsh women in traditional costume Date: circa 1890s

Background imageDistinctive Collection: Spurgeons Homes, Birchington

Spurgeons Homes, Birchington
Aerial view of the distinctive zig-zag layout of Spurgeons Homes, Birchington, Kent. The Homes were originally based at Stockwell

Background imageDistinctive Collection: Halong Bay, Quang Nin, Vietnam

Halong Bay, Quang Nin, Vietnam
View of Halong (or Ha Long) Bay, near Ha Long City (also known as Hong Gai), capital of Quang Nin Province, Vietnam. Ha Long Bay (meaning Descending Dragon Bay)

Background imageDistinctive Collection: Wolseley 1937

Wolseley 1937
The distinctive radiator grille of the Wolseley - the car without a doubt, the advertising copywriter claims, whatever that means

Background imageDistinctive Collection: St. Peters Square, Vatican, Rome, Lazio, Italy, Europe

St. Peters Square, Vatican, Rome, Lazio, Italy, Europe

Background imageDistinctive Collection: Aldwych Tube Station

Aldwych Tube Station
The exterior of ALDWYCH STATION, on the Piccadilly Line, faced with the distinctive red ceramic tiles employed at the time

Background imageDistinctive Collection: Mount Fuji, Japan - Shoji Hotel with Lake Shoji

Mount Fuji, Japan - Shoji Hotel with Lake Shoji Date: circa 1920s

Background imageDistinctive Collection: Mobiloil sign

Mobiloil sign
An enamel sign advertising Mobiloil Oil with the distinctive Mobil company logo of Pegasus, the legendary winged horse in flight. *EDITORIAL USE ONLY*

Background imageDistinctive Collection: Dressing Fante Ladys hair - Sekondi, Gold Coast, Africa

Dressing Fante Ladys hair - Sekondi, Gold Coast, Africa
Dressing a Fanti (Fante) Ladys hair - Sekondi, Gold Coast, West Africa (modern Ghana). Date: circa 1910s

Background imageDistinctive Collection: Woman of the Algerian Berber Ouled Nails Tribe

Woman of the Algerian Berber Ouled Nails Tribe
Woman from the tribe of Ouled Nail in Southern Algeria in their very distinctive and elaborate traditional clothing. The women earned money through belly dancing

Background imageDistinctive Collection: Oslo City Hall

Oslo City Hall, Oslo, Norway, was built in 1950 to celebrate the citys 900th anniversary. It is the most distinctive part of the citys waterfront. Date: opened 1950

Background imageDistinctive Collection: Samoan Women - Making Kawa-Kawa

Samoan Women - Making Kawa-Kawa. Kawakawa is one of the most distinctive Pacific native plants. It was one of the most important healing herbs in Rongoa Maori (traditional Maori medicine)

Background imageDistinctive Collection: Liverpool, Merseyside - The Three Graces on the Waterfront

Liverpool, Merseyside - The Three Graces on the Waterfront
Liverpool, Merseyside - View of the Three Graces on the Waterfront (Pier Head) from The Mersey River. Date: circa 1936

Background imageDistinctive Collection: Bill at Harrow School

Bill at Harrow School
Bill or call-over is a compulsory roll call, held in each House at Harrow School three times a day. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageDistinctive Collection: Boys Brigade Member posing with rifle

Boys Brigade Member posing with rifle
Boys Brigade Member in distinctive uniform and cap - posing with rifle and wearing a silver cross medal. Robert Hellis (1835-1895)

Background imageDistinctive Collection: General Hospital, Nottingham

General Hospital, Nottingham
The Jubilee Wing of Nottingham General Hospital, erected in the 1890s. Its design, featuring a distinctive circular ward block, was by Alfred Waterhouse. Date: Date unknown

Background imageDistinctive Collection: Mount Fuji, Japan - from Kawaibashi

Mount Fuji, Japan - from Kawaibashi Date: circa 1910s

Background imageDistinctive Collection: Le Mont Cervin (Matterhorn Mountain) from Riffelalp

Le Mont Cervin (Matterhorn Mountain) from Riffelalp a hamlet in the municipality of Zermatt in the canton of Valais, Switzerland

Background imageDistinctive Collection: Dance of the Ouled Nails in Southern Algeria, North Africa

Dance of the Ouled Nails in Southern Algeria, North Africa
Dance of the Ouled Nails in Southern Algeria, showing their very distinctive and elaborate traditional clothing. The women earned money through belly dancing

Background imageDistinctive Collection: Moroccan Man with a piercing gaze

Moroccan Man with a piercing gaze
Moroccan Man (Arab) wearing a white turban and sporting a particularly piercing gaze and very nicely trimmed goatee beard. Date: circa 1909

Background imageDistinctive Collection: BARBERs POLE 1922

BARBERs POLE 1922
A barbers shop, with a distinctive pole

Background imageDistinctive Collection: The Giants Causeway, Northern Ireland

The Giants Causeway, Northern Ireland
Hand coloured. Image of distinctive columnic rocks by the sea - probably Giants Causeway.. Part of Box 365, Miscellaneous Part 1, Boswell collection. Slide number 7. Date: circa 1900

Background imageDistinctive Collection: Chapel Royal choristers

Chapel Royal choristers
Seven Chapel royal boy choristers make their way along the street towards Buckingham Palace for an 11 o clock service, on the occasion of the Kings return to London

Background imageDistinctive Collection: Bahrain, Manama, City center skyline looking towards Bahrain World Trade Center

Bahrain, Manama, City center skyline looking towards Bahrain World Trade Center and Bahrain Financial Harbour

Background imageDistinctive Collection: Bahrain, Manama, Bahrain Bay, United Tower also called The twisting tower

Bahrain, Manama, Bahrain Bay, United Tower also called The twisting tower

Background imageDistinctive Collection: United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, Al Raha, View of Aldar Headquarters - he first circular

United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, Al Raha, View of Aldar Headquarters - he first circular building in the Middle East

Background imageDistinctive Collection: Bahrain, Manama, Bahrain Bay, Bahrain World Trade Center and city skyline

Bahrain, Manama, Bahrain Bay, Bahrain World Trade Center and city skyline

Background imageDistinctive Collection: Bahrain, Manama, Bahrain World Trade Center

Bahrain, Manama, Bahrain World Trade Center

Background imageDistinctive Collection: Clouds over the Swiss Matterhorn in black and white, Zermatt, Switzerland

Clouds over the Swiss Matterhorn in black and white, Zermatt, Switzerland
alpen, alpin area, alpin terrain, alpine, alps, black-and-white, black-white, canton of valais, canton valais, cloud, clouds, deserted, distinctive, four-thousander, four-thousanders, high alpine

Background imageDistinctive Collection: Selective color image, orange color with black and white process

Selective color image, orange color with black and white process. Night lights over Oia village Santorini, Greece. Famous travel destination, artistic

Background imageDistinctive Collection: Liverpool Ferry boat crossing the River Mersey to Birkenhead

Liverpool Ferry boat crossing the River Mersey to Birkenhead
Ferry boat crossing the River Mersey to Birkenhead, with Liverpool Docks and Harbour in the back ground with the distinctive shape of the Liver Building - Merseyside, England Date: 1924

Background imageDistinctive Collection: Maori greeting - rubbing noses Maori greeting - Te Hongi - rubbing noses

Maori greeting - rubbing noses Maori greeting - Te Hongi - rubbing noses
Maori greeting - rubbing noses

Background imageDistinctive Collection: An old Welsh woman in traditional dress, including the distinctive hat

An old Welsh woman in traditional dress, including the distinctive hat. Date: late 19th century

Background imageDistinctive Collection: Rollason-Druine D. 31 Turbulent G-ASMM

Rollason-Druine D. 31 Turbulent G-ASMM
Rollason-Druine D.31 Turbulent G-ASMM (msn PFA 1611). This Rollason-built Turbulent is seen on the airfield at Shoreham, in company with Chipmunks

Background imageDistinctive Collection: Switzerland - View toward the Matterhorn

Switzerland - View toward the Matterhorn. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageDistinctive Collection: One of Mussolinis Blackshirts - Italy, 1923

One of Mussolinis Blackshirts - Italy, 1923
A very interesting and important card showing a member of the Milizia Volontaria per la Sicurezza Nazionale commonly called the Blackshirts or squadristi (singular: squadrista)

Background imageDistinctive Collection: UK, London, Camden, Bloomsbury, Bedford Square. Doorway with a fanlight on an Eighteenth

UK, London, Camden, Bloomsbury, Bedford Square. Doorway with a fanlight on an Eighteenth Century Georgian houses on Bedford square

Background imageDistinctive Collection: UK, England, Manchester, Deansgate, 1761 Bridgewater Canal –the

UK, England, Manchester, Deansgate, 1761 Bridgewater Canal –the
UK, England, Manchester, Deansgate, 1761 Bridgewater Canal - the worlds first true canal system, in the background is the Beetham Tower also known as the Hilton Tower

Background imageDistinctive Collection: United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast, View of the Titanic Belfast museum

United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast, View of the Titanic Belfast museum

Background imageDistinctive Collection: Ello Me Duck

Ello Me Duck
Hanna Lee Tidd

Background imageDistinctive Collection: Gloster Javelin FAW. 9 XH897

Gloster Javelin FAW. 9 XH897
Gloster Javelin FAW.9 XH897 / A, of the A&AEE Boscombe Down. This Javelin was used as a chase aircraft and for airspeed calibration, fitted with an accurate calibrated instrument system

Background imageDistinctive Collection: Mrs Calthrop

Mrs Calthrop
A portrait painting of Gladys Calthrop, sat with folded arms, wearing a distinctive orange dress. After befriending Noel Coward

Background imageDistinctive Collection: Lady In Pink Dress

Lady In Pink Dress
A portrait oil painting of a young lady wearing a distinctive pink dress, she is seated with her hands politely folded on her lap. Date: circa 1921

Background imageDistinctive Collection: The Green Hat

The Green Hat
A portrait oil painting of a woman, wearing a baggy white shirt, and a distinctive green hat, she is glancing over her shoulder. Date: circa 1919

Background imageDistinctive Collection: De Reszke American Cigarettes Advertisement

De Reszke American Cigarettes Advertisement
An advertisement illustration for De Reszke American Cigarettes, titled, Miss America Arrives - She Visits The Gold Stripes

Background imageDistinctive Collection: The Blue Hat

The Blue Hat
A portrait painting of a red haired young lady, wearing a distinctive blue hat and an outdoor coat jacket. Date: circa 1918

Background imageDistinctive Collection: The Green Coat

The Green Coat
A portrait painting of a red haired woman standing by the edge of a cliff on a windy day, admiring the view, she is wearing a distinctive green coat, with her hat sat on the floor. Date: circa 1917

Background imageDistinctive Collection: Woman With Red Hat

Woman With Red Hat
A poster design portraying a woman wearing a yellow covering, and a distinctive red hat, as she looks behind, over her shoulder. Date: circa 1917



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"Exploring the World's Distinctive Treasures: From Welsh Tradition to Vietnamese Charm" Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Wales as you witness a group of three women adorned in traditional costumes, showcasing their rich heritage. Embark on a breathtaking journey to Halong Bay in Quang Nin, Vietnam, where towering limestone karsts emerge from emerald waters, leaving visitors awe-inspired by its distinctive beauty. Transport yourself back in time with the Wolseley 1937 vintage car, an iconic symbol of elegance and sophistication that takes you on a nostalgic ride through history. Discover the heart of Catholicism at St. Peter's Square in Vatican City, Rome. Marvel at its grandeur and be captivated by its distinctive architecture that stands as a testament to faith and devotion. Gaze upon the majestic Mount Fuji from Shoji Hotel while overlooking Lake Shoji—a picture-perfect scene that epitomizes Japan's serene landscapes and distinct charm. Step into Aldwych Tube Station—an underground marvel located in England—where history meets modernity. Its unique design leaves visitors intrigued by its distinctive features. Uncover the quaint village of Milton Abbas nestled within the English countryside. Its picturesque setting boasts distinctive charm that transports you to another era altogether. Catch sight of the iconic Mobiloil sign—a true American classic—symbolizing not only automotive excellence but also representing an era when craftsmanship was truly distinctive. Be enchanted by a woman belonging to Algeria's Berber Ouled Nails Tribe as she showcases her intricate traditional attire—a captivating display of cultural distinctiveness passed down through generations. Visit Spurgeons Homes in Birchington—an architectural gem known for providing shelter and care for children since 1869. Its historic significance adds yet another layer of distinction to this remarkable place. Witness firsthand how hairdressing becomes an art form as Fante Ladys' hair is meticulously styled in Sekondi, Gold Coast Africa—a celebration of beauty and cultural distinctiveness.