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"Embracing the Equilibrium of Opposites: Exploring the Good in Art, Culture, and Life" In a world filled with contrasting elements

Background imageGood Collection: Guardian Angel

Guardian Angel
A Guardian Angel walks hand in hand with a good little French girl

Background imageGood Collection: The Underwriter Who Missed The Total Loss, by H. M. Bateman

The Underwriter Who Missed The Total Loss, by H. M. Bateman
The inside of Lloyds and the Lutine bell, which is rung to announce a total loss, one stroke for bad news and two for good. Date: 1933

Background imageGood Collection: Christian welcomed to the Palace Beautiful, from The Pilgrims Progress published by John F Shaw &

Christian welcomed to the Palace Beautiful, from The Pilgrims Progress published by John F Shaw & Co, c
2638231 Christian welcomed to the Palace Beautiful, from The Pilgrims Progress published by John F Shaw & Co, c.1900s (colour litho) by Dudley

Background imageGood Collection: Baphomet by Eliphas Levi - Equilibrium of Opposites

Baphomet by Eliphas Levi - Equilibrium of Opposites
Baphomet - associated with a " Sabbatic Goat" image drawn by Eliphas Levi (shown here), containing binary elements representing the " sum total of the universe" (e.g)

Background imageGood Collection: Baphomet - Equilibrium of Opposites

Baphomet - Equilibrium of Opposites
Baphomet - associated with a " Sabbatic Goat" image drawn by Eliphas Levi (on which this illustration is based)

Background imageGood Collection: Poster, The Vegetabull

Poster, The Vegetabull, a vegetable dish made with dried eggs or household milk is as good as a joint (post-WW2 rationing was still going on at this time). 1947

Background imageGood Collection: Seven gods of good luck

Seven gods of good luck. Drawing shows the seven lucky gods of Japan: Ebisu, Daikokuten, Bishamonten, Benzaiten, Fukurokuju, Hotei, and Jurojin seated in a circle. Date ca. 1878

Background imageGood Collection: Last Judgement, Novgorod Icon (tempera on wood)

Last Judgement, Novgorod Icon (tempera on wood)
3469089 Last Judgement, Novgorod Icon (tempera on wood) by Russian School (15th century); 162x115 cm; Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

Background imageGood Collection: F G Pearce Ltd, business stationery

F G Pearce Ltd, business stationery
F G Pearce Ltd, Ice Cream company of Grant Street Dairy, Radford, Nottingham, business stationery (statement). circa 1930s

Background imageGood Collection: Sheela-na-Gig on the church wall of Killinaboy, Burren, County Clare, Ireland, Europe

Sheela-na-Gig on the church wall of Killinaboy, Burren, County Clare, Ireland, Europe

Background imageGood Collection: Jeeves & Wooster

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

Background imageGood Collection: Parable of the Sower

Parable of the Sower
The parable of the sower, some of whose seed falls on stony ground, some on the path, but some on good ground

Background imageGood Collection: British Military Recruitment Poster - Inter-war period

British Military Recruitment Poster - Inter-war period
Recruitment poster printed by Gale and Polden Limited, 1929 (c). Associated with the Royal Sussex Regiment. Vacancies exist in this famous regiment for smart

Background imageGood Collection: The Ladder of Fortune

The Ladder of Fortune. Industry and Morality bring solid rewards. Idle schemes and speculations yield poverty and ruin. Date: 1875

Background imageGood Collection: Pheasant shoot 1912

Pheasant shoot 1912
PHEASANT - covert shooting. A good bag of pheasant and a few brace of hare into the bargain

Background imageGood Collection: Franco-British Exhibition, London - Unity

Franco-British Exhibition, London - Unity
Franco-British Exhibition, White City, Shepherds Bush, London - Unity. The main focus of the Franco-British Exhibition in 1908 was to celebrate the Entente Cordiale

Background imageGood Collection: Hei-Tiki Talisman

Hei-Tiki Talisman
HEI-TIKI TALISMAN jade charm worn by Maoris to bring them good luck

Background imageGood Collection: The Garden of Earthly Delights, 1490-1500 (oil on panel)

The Garden of Earthly Delights, 1490-1500 (oil on panel)
3107159 The Garden of Earthly Delights, 1490-1500 (oil on panel) by Bosch, Hieronymus (c.1450-1516); Prado, Madrid, Spain; (add.info.: Detail of central panel); Netherlandish, out of copyright

Background imageGood Collection: The Effects of Good Government in the Countryside, (detail), 1338-1340. Artist: Ambrogio Lorenzetti

The Effects of Good Government in the Countryside, (detail), 1338-1340. Artist: Ambrogio Lorenzetti
The Effects of Good Government in the Countryside, (detail), 1338-1340. Ambrogio Lorenzetti frescoed the side walls of the Council Room (Sala dei Nove) of the City Hall (Palazzo Pubblico) of Siena

Background imageGood Collection: Good jobs. Good money. Good times

Good jobs. Good money. Good times. Colour photolithograph recruiting poster published by Her Majesty?s Stationery Office, 1973. Printed by Impress Limited, 1973

Background imageGood Collection: Octobers bright blue weather A good time to read

Octobers bright blue weather A good time to read!. Poster for the WPA Statewide Library Project, showing a boy reading a book, surrounded by a bat, ghost, witch, and other images of Halloween

Background imageGood Collection: More Rugger Trials

More Rugger Trials
Cartoon, More Rugger Trials. Good head and tail work and clever footwork in the scrum. Please note: Credit must appear as Courtesy of the Estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/ILN/Mary Evan"

Background imageGood Collection: W. Heath Robinson

W. Heath Robinson
Cartoon, To the Last Drop. A justly incensed spouse shouts, Good Heavens, hes got the thermos as her husband falls over a cliff

Background imageGood Collection: Good Luck Talisman

Good Luck Talisman
A Chinese talisman featuring the immortal Liu-Hai, used in families for protection and good luck : includes the ying and yang and the eight trigrams

Background imageGood Collection: Tarot Card 10 - La Roue de Fortune (The Wheel of Fortune)

Tarot Card 10 - La Roue de Fortune (The Wheel of Fortune)

Background imageGood Collection: Neyland Fish Platform, Pembrokeshire, c. 1910

Neyland Fish Platform, Pembrokeshire, c. 1910
A view of GWR company servants unloading fish crates from the rail link at Neyland in Pembrokeshire, c.1910. The fishing industry boomed in the area from 1908 until World War I caused many ships to

Background imageGood Collection: Tetbury Goods Shed and Engine Shed, Gloucestershire, c. 1940s

Tetbury Goods Shed and Engine Shed, Gloucestershire, c. 1940s
A view of the Goods Shed and Engine Shed at Tetbury station in Gloucestershire, c.1940s. Tetbury station opened in 1889 on the Tetbury Branch Line and closed in 1964

Background imageGood Collection: Advert / Frys Chocolate

Advert / Frys Chocolate
Four public schoolboys enjoy their bars of Frys chocolate - Far too good to share with their unfortunate friend

Background imageGood Collection: Silhouettes of hunting field scenes

Silhouettes of hunting field scenes in the neighbourhood of York. From the top: full cry, hunting with the York and Ainsty (North)

Background imageGood Collection: St. Georges Hospital, London

St. Georges Hospital, London
St. Georges Hospital, now the Lanesborough Hotel, London Date: circa 1903

Background imageGood Collection: The Marine Drive, Cape Peninsula, South Africa

The Marine Drive, Cape Peninsula, South Africa
The South African Corniche : a motoring paradise - the Marine Drive, Cape Peninsula, South Africa

Background imageGood Collection: How Some Englishmen thought we were going to win the war

How Some Englishmen thought we were going to win the war
Humorous cartoon showing Englishmen, armed with cricket bats, golf clubs and rugby balls giving the Hun a good thrashing - a satirical view on how some thought World War One could be won in

Background imageGood Collection: Italian Wedding Card

Italian Wedding Card
Dancing cherubs on a good luck card, looking forward to the couples silver, gold and diamond anniversaries!

Background imageGood Collection: The Good Shepherd

The Good Shepherd
The parable of THE GOOD SHEPHERD finding the lost sheep

Background imageGood Collection: Helston Cornwall Furry

Helston Cornwall Furry
THE FLORAL DANCE takes place during Furry day at Helston, Cornwall At noon, couples in evening wear dance between the houses to bring the occupiers good luck

Background imageGood Collection: Matryoschka (russian dolls)

Matryoschka (russian dolls), Moscow, Russia

Background imageGood Collection: Monk Wine Cellar 14 Cent

Monk Wine Cellar 14 Cent
A conscientious monk tastes the monastery wine to make sure it is ageing well and keeping in good condition, a duty which must be performed from time to time

Background imageGood Collection: Guns at Maiwand

Guns at Maiwand
BATTLE OF MAIWAND Saving the guns : though the British force was defeated by the Afghans, they were able to retreat to Kandahar in relatively good order

Background imageGood Collection: Fighting the Sioux

Fighting the Sioux
The U.S. government finds itself continually having to fight the Sioux, who fail to see that the white mens intentions are for their good

Background imageGood Collection: Saint Brendans Voyage

Saint Brendans Voyage
During his voyage to the promised land of saints, Brendan and his companions celebrate mass on the back of a good-natured whale

Background imageGood Collection: January - A year of good reading ahead

January - A year of good reading ahead. Poster for statewide WPA Library Project, Illinois, showing a child pulling a sled full of books toward a house. Date between 1936 and 1941

Background imageGood Collection: Poster advertising Union Castle

Poster advertising Union Castle cruises: the goings good!

Background imageGood Collection: C17 Chair Maker / Woodcut

C17 Chair Maker / Woodcut
A furniture maker gives a chair a good caning

Background imageGood Collection: Padstow Hobby Horse

Padstow Hobby Horse
ENGLAND: PADSTOW HOBBY HORSE: From midnight 30 April-1 May Oss, teaser & attendants dance through the streets. Any who dance with Oss will be blessed with good fortune

Background imageGood Collection: GREERs WHISKY 1904

GREERs WHISKY 1904
A man peers into a bottle of Greers Whisky, claimed to be The last Good Thing

Background imageGood Collection: HMS Good Hope in Great War Deeds, WW1

HMS Good Hope in Great War Deeds, WW1
HMS Good Hope of the British Royal Navy going down with her last guns firing, in an action against overwhelming odds off the coast of Chile, South America

Background imageGood Collection: The Happy Prince

The Happy Prince - by Oscar Wilde. In a town where a lot of poor people are suffering, a lonely swallow meets the statue of the late " Happy Prince"

Background imageGood Collection: Cirencester Town Station and Goods Shed, Gloucestershire, c. 1930s

Cirencester Town Station and Goods Shed, Gloucestershire, c. 1930s
A view of Cirencester Town station in Gloucestershire and its goods shed, c.1930s. The station opened in May 1841 and closed in April 1964



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"Embracing the Equilibrium of Opposites: Exploring the Good in Art, Culture, and Life" In a world filled with contrasting elements, we often find ourselves seeking balance and harmony. Just like Eliphas Levi's iconic artwork "Baphomet, " which symbolizes the equilibrium of opposites, we are reminded that they are emerge from unexpected sources. Take H. M. Bateman's humorous illustration "The Underwriter Who Missed The Total Loss" - it reminds us that even in challenging situations, there is always room for optimism and finding silver linings. Similarly, the enigmatic figure of Baphomet reappears as a reminder to embrace opposing forces within ourselves and society. It teaches us that by accepting both light and darkness, we can achieve true equilibrium. But let's not forget about the lighter side of life. From "The Vegetabull" poster to F. G Pearce Ltd. 's business stationery, these delightful creations remind us that even mundane objects can bring joy and creativity into our daily lives. Moving on to spirituality, the Seven Gods Luck serve as symbols of fortune and prosperity across various cultures. Their presence signifies hope for a brighter future amidst challenges. Artistic masterpieces such as Novgorod Icon's "Last Judgement" or Sheela-na-Gig on Killinaboy church wall transport us through time while reminding us about humanity's eternal quest for salvation and self-discovery. On a more lighthearted note, who could resist indulging in some laughter with Jeeves & Wooster? These beloved characters embody wit and camaraderie - essential ingredients for navigating life with grace. Speaking of unity, Franco-British Exhibition's depiction evokes feelings of collaboration between nations despite historical tensions. It serves as a powerful reminder that when different cultures come together harmoniously, greatness can be achieved. And finally – let’s not overlook opportunities for good fortune and success.