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"Exploring the Rich Tapestry of English Text

Background imageEnglish Text Collection: Map of the City of Dublin, 1797

Map of the City of Dublin, 1797
Map of the City of Dublin, Ireland. Published in 1797, this map includes details of the canals being built at the time. Canal Harbour (lower right)

Background imageEnglish Text Collection: New Power Stations, advert for British Electricity, 1951. Artist: Norman Wilkinson

New Power Stations, advert for British Electricity, 1951. Artist: Norman Wilkinson
New Power Stations, advert for British Electricity, 1951. Paintings of power stations (artists in brackets): Cliff Quay, near Ipswich, Suffolk (Norman Wilkinson); Poole

Background imageEnglish Text Collection: A London and North Eastern Railway poster advertising east coast journeys to Scotland

A London and North Eastern Railway poster advertising east coast journeys to Scotland
1198172 A London and North Eastern Railway poster advertising east coast journeys to Scotland, (colour lithograph) by Gawthorn

Background imageEnglish Text Collection: Advert for Barkers of Kensington, 1951

Advert for Barkers of Kensington, 1951. From a guide to the Festival of Britain, 1951

Background imageEnglish Text Collection: Advertising poster for the Flying Boats of Imperial Airways

Advertising poster for the Flying Boats of Imperial Airways
1198131 Advertising poster for the Flying Boats of Imperial Airways, 1937 (offset colour lithograph) by English School, (20th century)

Background imageEnglish Text Collection: Posters warning those guilty of illegal oaths were liable to deportation, (1834), 1934

Posters warning those guilty of illegal oaths were liable to deportation, (1834), 1934
Posters warning that people found guilty of uttering illegal oaths were liable to deportation, 1834. On 24th February 1834 local landowners in Dorsetput up posters warning that people found guilty of

Background imageEnglish Text Collection: A Southern Railway poster advertising Ramsgate, 1939 (colour lithograph)

A Southern Railway poster advertising Ramsgate, 1939 (colour lithograph)
1769905 A Southern Railway poster advertising Ramsgate, 1939 (colour lithograph) by Kenneth Shoesmith (1890-1939) & Verney L

Background imageEnglish Text Collection: Rye Beach, New Hampshire Postcard. ca. 1903, Rye Beach, New Hampshire Postcard

Rye Beach, New Hampshire Postcard. ca. 1903, Rye Beach, New Hampshire Postcard

Background imageEnglish Text Collection: New West Baden Springs Hotel Postcard. ca. 1888-1905, New West Baden Springs Hotel Postcard

New West Baden Springs Hotel Postcard. ca. 1888-1905, New West Baden Springs Hotel Postcard

Background imageEnglish Text Collection: Gleneagles Golf Course, Howe O Hope, c. 1912 (colour lithograph)

Gleneagles Golf Course, Howe O Hope, c. 1912 (colour lithograph)
1197975 Gleneagles Golf Course, Howe O Hope, c. 1912 (colour lithograph) by English School, (20th century); 101x152 cm; Private Collection; Photo © Christie's Images

Background imageEnglish Text Collection: Sloppy Joes Bar, Havana, Cuba, 1951

Sloppy Joes Bar, Havana, Cuba, 1951. The world famous Sloppy Joes welcomed tourists for over four decades, and offered over 80 cocktails in addition to the bars own brand of 12 year old rum

Background imageEnglish Text Collection: Sir Stuart (Steuart) Baileys Statue, Dalhousie Square, Calcutta, c1910

Sir Stuart (Steuart) Baileys Statue, Dalhousie Square, Calcutta, c1910. Sir Steuart Colvin Bayley (1836-1925) was a British civil servant and Lieutenant-Governor of Bengal from 1887-1890

Background imageEnglish Text Collection: The Lamb, 1789 (hand-coloured relief-etching, watercolour)

The Lamb, 1789 (hand-coloured relief-etching, watercolour)
985824 The Lamb, 1789 (hand-coloured relief-etching, watercolour) by Blake, William (1757-1827); 19.8x12.8 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: The Lamb. Plate 7 from Songs of Innocence)

Background imageEnglish Text Collection: Linotype & Machinery Ltd. advert, 1919

Linotype & Machinery Ltd. advert, 1919. From The British Printer Vol. XXXI. [Raithby, Lawrence & Co. Ltd, London and Leicester, 1919]

Background imageEnglish Text Collection: The Battle of Marathon. A Poem, 1820

The Battle of Marathon. A Poem, 1820. The Battle of Marathon by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861). Printed for W Lindsell, 87 Wimpole street, Cavendish Square. From The Connoisseur Volume XXIV

Background imageEnglish Text Collection: The Whole Family Beer Advertisement. ca. 1941, An advertisement for Mathie Ruder Brewing Company

The Whole Family Beer Advertisement. ca. 1941, An advertisement for Mathie Ruder Brewing Company

Background imageEnglish Text Collection: A Peter Pan map of Kensington Gardens, 1923 (colour litho)

A Peter Pan map of Kensington Gardens, 1923 (colour litho)
1198174 A Peter Pan map of Kensington Gardens, 1923 (colour litho) by Gill, Leslie MacDonald (Max) (1884-1947); 102x127 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Gill)

Background imageEnglish Text Collection: A Map of Westmorland and Cumberland, 1576 (hand-coloured engraving)

A Map of Westmorland and Cumberland, 1576 (hand-coloured engraving)
985982 A Map of Westmorland and Cumberland, 1576 (hand-coloured engraving) by Saxton, Christopher (c.1542-c.1610); 38x48.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageEnglish Text Collection: Front cover of a guide to the Festival of Britain, 1951

Front cover of a guide to the Festival of Britain, 1951. Between May and September 1951 a grand exhibition was held throughout Great Britain

Background imageEnglish Text Collection: Letter from Queen Mary (1542-1587) to the Abbot of Dunfermline, 1889. Artist: James Stillie

Letter from Queen Mary (1542-1587) to the Abbot of Dunfermline, 1889. Artist: James Stillie
Letter from Queen Mary to the Abbot of Dunfermline. A letter from Mary, Queen of Scots (1542-1587) to George Durie (died 1577) Abbot of Dumfermling

Background imageEnglish Text Collection: A Map of the Union of South Africa, 1931 (colour litho)

A Map of the Union of South Africa, 1931 (colour litho)
1198400 A Map of the Union of South Africa, 1931 (colour litho) by Gill, Leslie MacDonald (Max) (1884-1947); 102x153 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Gill)

Background imageEnglish Text Collection: Title page and opening page from the Kelmscott Press edition of

Title page and opening page from the Kelmscott Press edition of
985837 Title page and opening page from the Kelmscott Press edition of The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, 1896 (woodcut on vellum) by Burne-Jones, Edward Coley (1833-98) & Morris

Background imageEnglish Text Collection: Her Majesty Queen Victorias First Entry into Brighton Oct

Her Majesty Queen Victorias First Entry into Brighton Oct
985719 Her Majesty Queen Victorias First Entry into Brighton Oct. 4th 1837, 1837 (watercolour, pen and ink, pencil) by Cruikshank

Background imageEnglish Text Collection: Gowns - A Study, by Lady Beatrice Graham, 1907. Artist: Soldan & Co

Gowns - A Study, by Lady Beatrice Graham, 1907. Artist: Soldan & Co
Gowns - A Study, by Lady Beatrice Graham, 1907. Printed with Mander Brothers inks. From The British Printer Vol. XX. [Raithby, Lawrence & Co. Ltd, London and Leicester, 1907]

Background imageEnglish Text Collection: Rafael Sabatini, 1937. Artists: Unknown, WD & HO Wills

Rafael Sabatini, 1937. Artists: Unknown, WD & HO Wills
Rafael Sabatini (1875-1950), Italian/English writer of novels of romance and adventure, 1937. Cigarette card 30 of 40 from Famous British Authors published by WD & HO Wills

Background imageEnglish Text Collection: The Lobster Quadrille Postcard by Charles Folkard. ca. 1921, The Lobster Quadrille Postcard by

The Lobster Quadrille Postcard by Charles Folkard. ca. 1921, The Lobster Quadrille Postcard by Charles Folkard

Background imageEnglish Text Collection: Italy in N.Y. 4th July parade, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Italy in N.Y. 4th July parade, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Italy in N.Y. 4th July parade, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageEnglish Text Collection: American Warehouse, Hankow, China, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

American Warehouse, Hankow, China, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
American Warehouse, Hankow, China, between c1910 and c1915. Shows the American Warehouse in Hankou (formerly Hankow or Hangkow), China

Background imageEnglish Text Collection: Mrs. H. Riordan, suffragette, New York, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service

Mrs. H. Riordan, suffragette, New York, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service
Mrs. H. Riordan, suffragette, New York, 1910

Background imageEnglish Text Collection: N.Y. Suffragettes, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

N.Y. Suffragettes, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
N.Y. Suffragettes, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageEnglish Text Collection: N.Y. Suffragettes, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

N.Y. Suffragettes, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
N.Y. Suffragettes, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageEnglish Text Collection: The Center of Population of U.S. [man standing next to memorial stone], between c1910 and c1915

The Center of Population of U.S. [man standing next to memorial stone], between c1910 and c1915

Background imageEnglish Text Collection: Baseball team on ship named WASHINGTON (baseball), c1911. Creator: Bain News Service

Baseball team on ship named WASHINGTON (baseball), c1911. Creator: Bain News Service
Baseball team on ship named WASHINGTON (baseball), c1911. Shows the armored cruiser USS Washington ACR-11, later USS Seattle

Background imageEnglish Text Collection: Officers of Rainbow Division, 1919. Creator: Bain News Service

Officers of Rainbow Division, 1919. Creator: Bain News Service
Officers of Rainbow Division, 1919. Officers of the Rainbow Division (42nd Division) at Ahrweiler, Germany, January 8, 1919. In front row, left to right: William Neill Hughes, Jr

Background imageEnglish Text Collection: Mrs. N.E. Green & 'Caesar', between c1915 and 1918. Creator: Bain News Service. Mrs. N.E

Mrs. N.E. Green & "Caesar", between c1915 and 1918. Creator: Bain News Service. Mrs. N.E
Mrs. N.E. Green & "Caesar", between c1915 and 1918. Mabel E. Harlow, the wife of Edward Howland Robinson "Ned" Green with dog Caesar and sign reading: "Belgian war dog

Background imageEnglish Text Collection: German U-Boat in N.Y. 25 Oct 1917. Creator: Bain News Service

German U-Boat in N.Y. 25 Oct 1917. Creator: Bain News Service
German U-Boat in N.Y. 25 Oct 1917 (date created or published later). The SM UC-5, a German Type UC I minelayer submarine (U-boat) which was captured by the Allies

Background imageEnglish Text Collection: Welcome to British, Boulogne, between c1914 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Welcome to British, Boulogne, between c1914 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Welcome to British, Boulogne, between c1914 and c1915. French people in street with an automobile with banner "Honour to the English Army" hung above them, during World War I

Background imageEnglish Text Collection: Thor: Electric Washing Machine - Chas E. Beck & Co. Ltd, 1920. Creator: Unknown

Thor: Electric Washing Machine - Chas E. Beck & Co. Ltd, 1920. Creator: Unknown
Thor: Electric Washing Machine - The Bugbear of Washing-day and the solution - Chas E. Beck & Co. Ltd. 1920. The Thor washing machine was the first electric clothes washer sold commercially in

Background imageEnglish Text Collection: Allegorical Sketch, 1815. Creator: Benjamin West

Allegorical Sketch, 1815. Creator: Benjamin West
Allegorical Sketch, 1815. This ink drawing is a "holograph"- a document written entirely by the hand of the person whose signature it bears

Background imageEnglish Text Collection: Illuminated Frontispiece with an Artist Painting a River Scene for William T. Walters Draw

Illuminated Frontispiece with an Artist Painting a River Scene for William T. Walters Draw... 1859 Creator: CMB
Illuminated Frontispiece with an Artist Painting a River Scene for William T. Walters Drawings Album "Original Sketches", 1859

Background imageEnglish Text Collection: Motor car, Canadian Government Colonization Co. between 1900 and 1905. Creator: William H. Jackson

Motor car, Canadian Government Colonization Co. between 1900 and 1905. Creator: William H. Jackson
Motor car, Canadian Government Colonization Co. between 1900 and 1905

Background imageEnglish Text Collection: The Tailor Becomes a Storekeeper, New York, 1938. Creator: Unknown

The Tailor Becomes a Storekeeper, New York, 1938. Creator: Unknown
The Tailor Becomes a Storekeeper, New York, 1938. The Federal Theatre Project, created by the U.S. Works Progress Administration in 1935

Background imageEnglish Text Collection: Circus, New York, [1935]. Creator: Unknown

Circus, New York, [1935]. Creator: Unknown
Circus, New York, [1935]. The Federal Theatre Project, created by the U.S. Works Progress Administration in 1935, was designed to conserve and develop the skills of theater workers

Background imageEnglish Text Collection: Flight, New York, 1936. Creator: Unknown

Flight, New York, 1936. Creator: Unknown
Flight, New York, 1936. The Federal Theatre Project, created by the U.S. Works Progress Administration in 1935, was designed to conserve and develop the skills of theater workers

Background imageEnglish Text Collection: Federal Varieties, New York, 1936. Creator: Unknown

Federal Varieties, New York, 1936. Creator: Unknown
Federal Varieties, New York, 1936. The Federal Theatre Project, created by the U.S. Works Progress Administration in 1935, was designed to conserve and develop the skills of theater workers

Background imageEnglish Text Collection: The Eternal Prodigal, New York, 1936. Creator: Unknown

The Eternal Prodigal, New York, 1936. Creator: Unknown
The Eternal Prodigal, New York, 1936. The Federal Theatre Project, created by the U.S. Works Progress Administration in 1935, was designed to conserve and develop the skills of theater workers

Background imageEnglish Text Collection: Einmal Mensch…!, New York, 1936. Creator: Unknown

Einmal Mensch…!, New York, 1936. Creator: Unknown
Einmal Menscha!, New York, 1936. The Federal Theatre Project, created by the U.S. Works Progress Administration in 1935, was designed to conserve and develop the skills of theater workers

Background imageEnglish Text Collection: The Dictator, New York, 1936. Creator: Unknown

The Dictator, New York, 1936. Creator: Unknown
The Dictator, New York, 1936. The Federal Theatre Project, created by the U.S. Works Progress Administration in 1935, was designed to conserve and develop the skills of theater workers



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"Exploring the Rich Tapestry of English Text: From Historic Maps to Vintage Postcards and Advertisements" Step into a world where words come alive through captivating visuals. Delve into the past with "Map of the City of Dublin, 1797, " immersing yourself in the streets that once echoed with history. Feel the allure of travel as you gaze upon the vibrant colors of "A Southern Railway poster advertising Ramsgate, 1939 (colour lithograph), " beckoning you to embark on an unforgettable journey. Witness progress unfold before your eyes with "New Power Stations, advert for British Electricity, 1951. " The artist Norman Wilkinson's masterpiece captures both innovation and beauty in one frame. Uncover stories hidden within posters like "Posters warning those guilty of illegal oaths were liable to deportation, (1834), 1934, " reminding us of a time when justice took different forms. Transport yourself across continents through postcards such as "Rye Beach, New Hampshire Postcard. Ca. 1903" or "New West Baden Springs Hotel Postcard. Ca. 1888-1905. " These snapshots freeze moments in time and allow us to glimpse into different eras. Feel the energy pulsating from iconic locations like Sloppy Joes Bar in Havana, Cuba during its heyday in 1951 or experience South Africa's vastness through "A Map of the Union of South Africa, 1931 (colour litho). " Each piece tells a unique story waiting to be discovered. Celebrate historical milestones like Her Majesty Queen Victoria's First Entry into Brighton Oct or plan your own adventure with enticing offers showcased by A London and North Eastern Railway poster advertising east coast journeys to Scotland or Advertising poster for the Flying Boats of Imperial Airways. Finally, immerse yourself in artistry with masterpieces such as "The Lamb, 1789 (hand-coloured relief-etching, watercolour).