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"Shining a Light Through History: The Versatility of the Lamp" Illuminating the Depths: A miner at Geevor Tin Mine in Pendeen

Background imageLamp Collection: WEST VIRGINIA: COAL MINE. The next trip. Coal miners sitting in a mining car

WEST VIRGINIA: COAL MINE. The next trip. Coal miners sitting in a mining car, ready to go into the mine shaft at Maidsville, West Virginia. Photograph by Marion Post Wolcott, September 1938

Background imageLamp Collection: Charlie Chaplin as the little tramp

Charlie Chaplin as the little tramp
Film actor and director Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), film star and director, seen here in his little tramp costume, probably in a still from his 1925 film, The Gold Rush

Background imageLamp Collection: Moroccan lantern, Morocco, North Africa, Africa

Moroccan lantern, Morocco, North Africa, Africa

Background imageLamp Collection: Mini Cooper British

Mini Cooper British

Background imageLamp Collection: Miners working at the coalface, South Wales

Miners working at the coalface, South Wales
Two miners, stripped to the waist, working at the coalface in a coal seam in South Wales

Background imageLamp Collection: The Lady With The Lamp Florence Nightingale

The Lady With The Lamp Florence Nightingale
A colour illustration from the 1890s depicting Florence Nightingale, English nurse and hospital reformer (1820-1910) at the barracks hospital, Scutari, in 1854 during the Crimean War

Background imageLamp Collection: TILLY LAMP

TILLY LAMP
A Model X 246 Storm Lantern Tilley Lamp. Date: 1960s

Background imageLamp Collection: Hogarth, Four Times of the Day, Night

Hogarth, Four Times of the Day, Night
Hogarth, Four Times of the Day, 4. Night. In a narrow street leading to Charing Cross, with an equestrian statue of Charles I at the far end

Background imageLamp Collection: Miner at Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall

Miner at Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall
Miner at work with a drill underground (below the sea) in Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall, which was just about to cease operation. Date: circa 1986

Background imageLamp Collection: Dark stairs at night, Montmartre, Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Dark stairs at night, Montmartre, Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Background imageLamp Collection: Wagner / Balestrieri

Wagner / Balestrieri
RICHARD WAGNER Composing his opera cycle, the Ring of the Nibelungen

Background imageLamp Collection: The Salisbury Hotel pub, Green Lanes, Harringay, London

The Salisbury Hotel pub, Green Lanes, Harringay, London
The Salisbury Hotel, a Grade II listed pub on Grand Parade - at the junction of St. Anns Road / Green Lanes, Harringay, London - built by the prolific Scottish builder J C Hill

Background imageLamp Collection: The Kino Cinema, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

The Kino Cinema, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex
The Kino Cinema in Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex. This was the towns first cinema. Cycle racks for the use of patrons were a feature. circa 1935

Background imageLamp Collection: Parable Of The Wise And Foolish Virgins, 1899. Creator: William John Wainwright

Parable Of The Wise And Foolish Virgins, 1899. Creator: William John Wainwright
Parable Of The Wise And Foolish Virgins, 1899

Background imageLamp Collection: The Arnolfini Portrait by Van Eyck

The Arnolfini Portrait by Van Eyck
The Arnolfini Portrait. 1434. By Jan van Eyck (1394-1441). Oil on oak panel. National Gallery. London. Great Britain

Background imageLamp Collection: Ferrari F40 Italy

Ferrari F40 Italy

Background imageLamp Collection: Lamps and lanterns in shop in the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey

Lamps and lanterns in shop in the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey

Background imageLamp Collection: Diogenes, 1860 (oil on linen)

Diogenes, 1860 (oil on linen)
WLT207124 Diogenes, 1860 (oil on linen) by Gerome, Jean Leon (1824-1904); 74.5x101 cm; Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, USA; French, out of copyright

Background imageLamp Collection: The Capture Of Guy Fawkes, 1605, (c1850)

The Capture Of Guy Fawkes, 1605, (c1850). Fawkes was an English conspirator who attempted to blow up the houses of Parliament on November 5th

Background imageLamp Collection: Men playing billiards in a club

Men playing billiards in a club. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageLamp Collection: Mini Cooper Sport

Mini Cooper Sport

Background imageLamp Collection: Hampstead & Highgate Express sign in Hampstead, London

Hampstead & Highgate Express sign in Hampstead, London, next to a street lamp, left of picture. The building is on Perrin?s Court Hampstead NW3

Background imageLamp Collection: Gibbs Happy Families - Master Tooth

Gibbs Happy Families - Master Tooth the Dentists son. 20th century

Background imageLamp Collection: The Young Girl and Death, c. 1900 (oil on canvas)

The Young Girl and Death, c. 1900 (oil on canvas)
XIR237907 The Young Girl and Death, c.1900 (oil on canvas) by Stokes, Marianne (1855-1927); 95x135 cm; Musee d Orsay, Paris, France; (add.info.: La Jeune Fille et la Mort; ); English, out of copyright

Background imageLamp Collection: Doges Palace and Campanile after sunset, Venice, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Veneto, Italy, Europe

Doges Palace and Campanile after sunset, Venice, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Veneto, Italy, Europe

Background imageLamp Collection: Ducati 748

Ducati 748

Background imageLamp Collection: Men playing shove-halfpenny in Hollist Arms, Lodsworth

Men playing shove-halfpenny in Hollist Arms, Lodsworth with barman looking on. c1934 George Garland Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: Garland N10280

Background imageLamp Collection: Rolls Royce Phantom 2 1930 green

Rolls Royce Phantom 2 1930 green

Background imageLamp Collection: Audi Rally Quattro

Audi Rally Quattro

Background imageLamp Collection: Safety Lamps / 1826

Safety Lamps / 1826
Diagrams showing the workings of Stephensons Lamp (1 - 4), and Davys Lamp (5, on the right)

Background imageLamp Collection: Horse drawn vehicles and barrows in Borough High Street, London, 1904

Horse drawn vehicles and barrows in Borough High Street, London, 1904
Horse drawn vehicles, barrows and shop fronts, 309-317 Borough High Street, London, 1904. Men and boys wait with barrows and horse-drawn carts

Background imageLamp Collection: British Countryside - A 75 year-old Shepherd at Crondall

British Countryside - A 75 year-old Shepherd at Crondall, Hampshire Date: 1938

Background imageLamp Collection: Children playing in Milton Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Children playing in Milton Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Children playing in Milton Street in Belfast, Northern Ireland -- some are swinging on ropes round a lamppost, while others are riding in a go-cart. Date: 1969

Background imageLamp Collection: A glamorous female model with her trusty Goblin Teasmade

A glamorous female model with her trusty Goblin Teasmade
A stylish female model wakes up fresh-faced and ready now to face the day thanks to a few sips from a hearty brew prepared by her faithful bedside Goblin Teasmade. How Delicious! Date: 1960s

Background imageLamp Collection: Europe, Estonia, Tallinn. A street in the old town

Europe, Estonia, Tallinn. A street in the old town. Credit as: Jim Zuckerman / Jaynes Gallery / DanitaDelimont

Background imageLamp Collection: York station, North Eastern Railway, August 1906

York station, North Eastern Railway, August 1906
York station, North Eastern Railway. Looking north inside the station along the nearly empty main southbound platform 4, showing the roof and ironwork with suspended gas lamps. August 1906

Background imageLamp Collection: London Fire Brigade - 19th Century - Horse-drawn steam pump

London Fire Brigade - 19th Century - Horse-drawn steam pump
Off to the Fire London Fire Brigade - 19th Century - Horse-drawn steam pump

Background imageLamp Collection: Windmill Theatre

Windmill Theatre
The Windmill Theatre on the corner of Great Windmill Street and Shaftesbury Avenue, and the Lyric Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue in London

Background imageLamp Collection: Billiard Room, Union Jack Club, Lambeth, London

Billiard Room, Union Jack Club, Lambeth, London
View of the Billiard Room at the Union Jack Club, Waterloo Road, Lambeth, London. The club opened in 1907 to cater for members and ex-members of the armed forces. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageLamp Collection: Mini Coopers Britain

Mini Coopers Britain

Background imageLamp Collection: Harley Davidson V-Twin JL Racer

Harley Davidson V-Twin JL Racer

Background imageLamp Collection: Nobody Loves Me by George Studdy

Nobody Loves Me by George Studdy
A wet and bedraggled Bonzo, the comic canine creation of George Studdy, is found tied to a lamp post in the pouring rain and forgotten by a policeman with a torch

Background imageLamp Collection: Blacksmith at work in his forge

Blacksmith at work in his forge
An elderly blacksmith hammering a horseshoe on his anvil. The owner of the horse awaiting a new set of shoes looks in at the window, while the blacksmiths cat scratches an ear on the work bench

Background imageLamp Collection: Open gas street light at Kings Cross

Open gas street light at Kings Cross
A street view with an open gas street light in the foreground, two high walls to either side of the road, a man walking, traffic on the road

Background imageLamp Collection: Victorian Greeting Card - Owls with Lantern

Victorian Greeting Card - Owls with Lantern
Two owls standing with a lantern. Date: circa 1890

Background imageLamp Collection: Miner working in a coal seam, South Wales

Miner working in a coal seam, South Wales
A miner, stripped to the waist, with a pick resting across his shoulder and a lamp in his hand, in a coal seam in South Wales

Background imageLamp Collection: Hoi An lanterns

Hoi An lanterns
After an evening stroll through the old town its fairly likely that youall fall in love with the iconic Hoi An silk lanterns that set an ambient glow outside every restaurant

Background imageLamp Collection: Winching men up from the coalface - Wales

Winching men up from the coalface - Wales. Note the Davy lamp hanging off the belt of the man in the centre. Date: circa 1910s



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"Shining a Light Through History: The Versatility of the Lamp" Illuminating the Depths: A miner at Geevor Tin Mine in Pendeen, Cornwall relies on his trusty lamp to navigate through the dark tunnels. Guiding Steps in the Night: Dark stairs come alive with a warm glow from a lamp in Montmartre, Paris, casting an enchanting ambiance on the ancient streets. Tilly Lamp - A Symbol of Resilience: Miners working at the coalface in South Wales depend on their Tilly Lamps for light and safety as they brave challenging conditions underground. Florence Nightingale - The Lady With The Lamp: Renowned for her compassion and dedication, Florence Nightingale's lamp became an iconic symbol of hope as she tended to wounded soldiers during the Crimean War. Moroccan Lanterns - Unveiling North African Charm: In Morocco, vibrant lanterns illuminate bustling markets and create mesmerizing patterns that reflect centuries-old traditions and cultural richness. Shedding Light on Love's Mysteries: Jan van Eyck's masterpiece "The Arnolfini Portrait" showcases a meticulously detailed room where a single lit candle adds depth and intrigue to this enigmatic scene. Billiards by Lamplight - An Evening Pastime: Men gather around billiard tables in dimly lit clubs, their concentration heightened by lamps hanging overhead as they engage in friendly competition. Wagner / Balestrieri Lamps - Racing Towards Excellence: Precision meets speed as Ferrari F40 headlights pierce through darkness during thrilling races across Italy's tracks under these renowned lamps' illumination. Pub Culture Illuminated – The Salisbury Hotel pub in Harringay, London exudes warmth with its cozy atmosphere enhanced by soft lamplight that invites patrons to unwind after a long day. Kino Cinema – Walton-on-the-Naze's Hidden Gem.