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Background imageGuide Collection: DANTE: DIVINE COMEDY. Frontispiece of Dantes Divine Comedy, showing Dante (in

DANTE: DIVINE COMEDY. Frontispiece of Dantes Divine Comedy, showing Dante (in a red robe) being led by Virgil (in a blue robe) through the agonies of hell. Italian manuscript illumnination

Background imageGuide Collection: Metro-Land House

Metro-Land House
A middle class home on the cover of a guide to the residential area north-west of London

Background imageGuide Collection: A Garden Guide - Extracting a Weed from a Lawn

A Garden Guide - Extracting a Weed from a Lawn
Illustration by William Heath Robinson (1872-1944) showing a typically convoluted method of weeding a garden lawn. A man is hosted by ropes supported by a teepee configuration of poles worked by

Background imageGuide Collection: Diagram of Rolls-Royce Merlin Aircraft Engine, Carburettor Date: 1942

Diagram of Rolls-Royce Merlin Aircraft Engine, Carburettor Date: 1942

Background imageGuide Collection: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, View of all three Great Pyramids at sunset

Egypt, Cairo, Giza, View of all three Great Pyramids at sunset

Background imageGuide Collection: Princess Elizabeth, future Queen Elizabeth II, Girl Guide

Princess Elizabeth, future Queen Elizabeth II, Girl Guide
Princess Elizabeth, (the future Queen Elizabeth II) (1926-2022), in her Girl Guide uniform, c. 1942. Date: circa 1942

Background imageGuide Collection: Girl Guides Gardening by Millicent Sowerby

Girl Guides Gardening by Millicent Sowerby
Two girl guides pictured in a garden in the spring raking the grass and planting seeds

Background imageGuide Collection: In the service of the King - Scouts and Guides

In the service of the King - Scouts and Guides
In the service of the King - A saluting Scout and a Girl Guide, pulling back the Union Flag in patriotic pose. Date: circa 1910

Background imageGuide Collection: Torquay tourist guide cover

Torquay tourist guide cover
Front cover of a guide to British seaside resort, Torquay, Devon, on the English Riviera, featuring an elegant group posed by a palm tree with the town lit up at night in the background. Date: c.1925

Background imageGuide 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 imageGuide Collection: Green and red seeds of nutmeg and mace, Myristica

Green and red seeds of nutmeg and mace, Myristica fragrans Houtt.. Color-printed woodblock engraving by Kan en Iwasaki from Honzo Zufu, an Illustrated Guide to Medicinal Plants, 1884

Background imageGuide Collection: MAYs COOKERY BOOK 1685

MAYs COOKERY BOOK 1685
The Accomplished Cook, or the art and mystery of Cookery : a seventeenth century guide to success in the kitchen by Robert May

Background imageGuide Collection: Fest / Britain / Guide Cover

Fest / Britain / Guide Cover
The cover of an official guide. Following the war, the festival aimed to raise the nations spirits whilst promoting the best in British art, design and industry. Date: 1951

Background imageGuide Collection: White rhino (Ceratotherium simum) and calf, Ithala Game Reserve, KwaZulu Natal

White rhino (Ceratotherium simum) and calf, Ithala Game Reserve, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, Africa

Background imageGuide Collection: A Bedouin guide with his camel, overlooking the Pyramids of Giza, UNESCO World Heritage Site

A Bedouin guide with his camel, overlooking the Pyramids of Giza, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Cairo, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageGuide Collection: Buddy, Seeing Eye

Buddy, Seeing Eye
Buddy, guide dog of Morris Frank of Tennessee, the first dog trained in Switzerland by Mrs Dorothy Eustis, founder with Morris Frank, in 1927, of The Seeing Eye organisation

Background imageGuide Collection: Guide Dog Crossing Road

Guide Dog Crossing Road
Guide dog Buddy I with Morris Frank. Buddy was his third seeing eye dog. He was the first guide dog in the USA. Date: 1930s

Background imageGuide Collection: Tobias Meets an Angel

Tobias Meets an Angel
Tobias, son of Tobit, encounters an angel while travelling on a journey, who has been sent to guide him on his way

Background imageGuide Collection: Afghan Futtehabad 1879

Afghan Futtehabad 1879
At the battle of Futtehabad during the Afghan War, Lieutenant Hamilton of the Guide Corps is awarded the Victoria Cross for his brave cavalry charge

Background imageGuide Collection: Pink-flowered Chinese alpinia with dark green

Pink-flowered Chinese alpinia with dark green leaves, Alpinia chinensis rose.. Color-printed woodblock engraving by Kan en Iwasaki from Honzo Zufu, an Illustrated Guide to Medicinal Plants, 1884

Background imageGuide Collection: Watney, Combe, Reid & Co Illustration

Watney, Combe, Reid & Co Illustration
An advertisement illustration for Watney, Combe, Reid & Co, a leading brewery in London, simply showing the phrase What we want is Watneys, on a plain brick wall. Date: circa 1939

Background imageGuide Collection: Chanterelle mushrooms

Chanterelle mushrooms, Cantharellus cibarius and Cantharellus cibarius var. neglectus, and false chanterelle, Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca (Cantharellus aurantiacus)

Background imageGuide Collection: Morel mushrooms

Morel mushrooms, Morchella vulgaris and Morchella costata. Chromolithograph by Lassus after an illustration by A. Bessin from Leon Rollands Guide to Mushrooms from France, Switzerland and Belgium

Background imageGuide Collection: Book cover, Wayside and Woodland Blossoms

Book cover, Wayside and Woodland Blossoms, A Pocket Guide to British Wild Flowers, by Edward Step FLS, with colour plates by Mabel E Step. Date: late 19th century

Background imageGuide Collection: Seamless Astronomical Constellation Night Sky Pattern

Seamless Astronomical Constellation Night Sky Pattern
Simple, modern seamless astronomy patterned background with major star captions against a night sky and galaxy

Background imageGuide Collection: Mountain climbers in the Alps, 1880s

Mountain climbers in the Alps, 1880s
Mountaineering in the Tyrol with ropes and picks, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageGuide Collection: Types from Belgian Army

Types from Belgian Army
Types of the Belgian army: carbinier, infantry of the line, artillery, guide and grenadier Date: World War One

Background imageGuide Collection: Monolithic stele from Tiwanaku, La Paz, Bolivia

Monolithic stele from Tiwanaku, La Paz, Bolivia
Impressive monolithic stele from Tiwanaku (sometimes Tiahuanaco or Tiahuanacu) - a important Pre-Columbian archaeological site in western Bolivia

Background imageGuide Collection: Galileo and his daughter Maria Celeste

Galileo and his daughter Maria Celeste
Galilei Galileo (1564-1642), Italian physicist and astronomer, being guided by his daughter Maria Celeste (1600-1634), a nun

Background imageGuide Collection: Windermere tourism booklet

Windermere tourism booklet
Front cover of a guide book covering the Windermere area of the Lake District in Cumbria at a time when walking and rambling in the countryside was very popular

Background imageGuide Collection: Olave Baden-Powell

Olave Baden-Powell
OLAVE BADEN-POWELL Chief Guide and wife of Baden- Powell, Chief Scout

Background imageGuide Collection: Modern Night Sky Constellation - Aquarius

Modern Night Sky Constellation - Aquarius
Simple, modern depiction of a celestial constellation on a navy backdrop. Aquarius is located near other water-related constellations: Cetus (the whale), Pisces (the fish)

Background imageGuide Collection: Cover design, Dombey and Son

Cover design, Dombey and Son
Cover design, Part XI of Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens, August 1847, with illustrations by Hablot K Browne. 1847

Background imageGuide Collection: Soldier about to go ashore during the invasion of Italy, Jul

Soldier about to go ashore during the invasion of Italy, Jul
Lantern slide showing a soldier about to go ashore during the invasion of Italy, July 1943; a pamphlet, the ?Soldiers? Guide to Sicily?, can be seen in the soldier?s pack

Background imageGuide Collection: HSET2A-00013

HSET2A-00013
The scout, a frontiersman employed by U.S. Army in the opening of the west. Printed color halftone reproduction of a Frederic Remington illustration

Background imageGuide Collection: Princess Elizabeth 1947

Princess Elizabeth 1947
ROYAL TOUR OF SOUTH AFRICA & RHODESIA: Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II), looking elegant under a parasol, chatting to a Guide Leader at Maseru, Basutoland

Background imageGuide Collection: Norway, Troms, Lyngen Alps

Norway, Troms, Lyngen Alps. Travel over the mountains of the Lyngen Alps via dog sled guided by veteran explorer Per Thore Hansen. (MR)

Background imageGuide Collection: Daily Bovril Advertisement

Daily Bovril Advertisement
A colourful advertisement illustration promoting Bovril, the image portrays a pair of smartly dressed boys racing their red and yellow cars. They're jolly well taking Daily BOVRIL

Background imageGuide Collection: Jim Bridger (1804-81) (b / w photo)

Jim Bridger (1804-81) (b / w photo)
PNP245846 Jim Bridger (1804-81) (b/w photo) by American Photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: one of the first explorers to cross the Rockies to the west;)

Background imageGuide Collection: Sheep by Alfred Leete

Sheep by Alfred Leete
A group of tourists obediently follow a guide while visiting an ancient ruin. Date: 1929

Background imageGuide Collection: Scouts, cubs and guides at Simla, India

Scouts, cubs and guides at Simla, India
Scouts of the 1st Simla (The King s) Troop, Wolf Cubs of the 3rd Simla Pack (BP), and Simla Girl Guides, India

Background imageGuide Collection: Guides and Scouts at Baden Powell House, London

Guides and Scouts at Baden Powell House, London
Girl Guides and Boy Scouts relaxing at Baden Powell House, Queens Gate, South Kensington, London. The building was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1961. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageGuide Collection: Newfoundland, Canada - Hunting Caribou

Newfoundland, Canada - Hunting Caribou. Date: 1902

Background imageGuide Collection: The Naze Tower, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

The Naze Tower, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex
The Naze Tower at Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex. An historic landmark, it was built on the cliffs in 1721 by Trinity House as a navigation mark to guide shipping

Background imageGuide Collection: Princess Mary as a Girl Guide Commissioner

Princess Mary as a Girl Guide Commissioner
Princess Mary, only daughter of King George V and Queen Mary, later Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood, as a Guide Commissioner presenting a Union Jack flag to a Girl Guide Corps. Date: 1922

Background imageGuide Collection: Pirates treasure map, artwork

Pirates treasure map, artwork

Background imageGuide Collection: PEXP2A-00105

PEXP2A-00105
Kit Carson, in his Civil War uniform, as commander of First New Mexico Volunteers. Hand-colored engraving of a photograph taken about 1863

Background imageGuide Collection: RAF Heaton Park booklet

RAF Heaton Park booklet
Cover of a booklet for RAF Heaton Park, Manchester: A Guide for Newly-Arrived Cadets. During World War Two 133, 000 cadets were billeted in



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"Guiding Through Time: From Dante's Divine Comedy to Modern Adventures" Step into the world of guides, where knowledge and exploration intertwine. Just like Dante in his Divine Comedy, we embark on a journey through various realms guided by our own curiosity. In this captivating frontispiece, Dante stands tall amidst the Metro-Land House, symbolizing how they can lead us through both physical and metaphorical landscapes. Much like a garden guide carefully extracting weeds from a lawn, they help us navigate life's challenges. As we delve deeper into history, we encounter a diagram of the Rolls-Royce Merlin Aircraft Engine from 1942. Guides not only assist with leisurely pursuits but also play crucial roles in technical fields, ensuring smooth operations and safe travels. From Egypt's majestic pyramids at sunset to Torquay's tourist guide cover showcasing its beauty - guides open doors to breathtaking sights around the globe. Even young Princess Elizabeth found guidance in her Girl Guide experience, foreshadowing her future as Queen Elizabeth II. During Fest celebrations across Britain or when Scouts and Guides serve their King dutifully, these dedicated individuals exemplify the spirit of guiding - selflessly leading others towards unity and progress, and are not limited to human endeavors alone; even May's Cookery Book from 1685 acts as an invaluable culinary guide for generations past. It reminds us that guidance takes many forms - be it exploring uncharted territories or perfecting recipes passed down through time. Finally, amidst nature's wonders lies a heartwarming image of a white rhino mother protecting her calf in Ithala Game Reserve. Here too exists an unwritten guidebook for survival and nurturing instincts that transcend species boundaries. Throughout history and across diverse domains – whether unraveling literary masterpieces like Dante or venturing into unknown terrains – guides have been our steadfast companions illuminating paths less traveled.