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Sailor Collection

"Sailor: A Timeless Symbol of Adventure, Courage

Background imageSailor Collection: WORLD WAR I: NAVY POSTER. I Want You for the Navy. American World War I poster, 1917

WORLD WAR I: NAVY POSTER. I Want You for the Navy. American World War I poster, 1917, by Howard Chandler Christy

Background imageSailor Collection: Royal Navy recruitment poster

Royal Navy recruitment poster. Stokers required, no previous experience necessary, age 18 to 25 years. Apply to the Royal Navy Recruiting Office, Naval Base, Great Yarmouth

Background imageSailor Collection: Skegness is SO Bracing by John Hassall

Skegness is SO Bracing by John Hassall
Skegness is SO Bracing - the famous poster featuring the jolly fisherman designed for the East Coast seaside town by artist John Hassall. Date: 1908

Background imageSailor Collection: All the nice girls love a sailor (colour litho)

All the nice girls love a sailor (colour litho)
3103950 All the nice girls love a sailor (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: All the nice girls love a sailor)

Background imageSailor Collection: Buster Keaton in The Navigator (1924)

Buster Keaton in The Navigator (1924)

Background imageSailor Collection: The Battle of Trafalgar, (oil on canvas)

The Battle of Trafalgar, (oil on canvas)
824219 The Battle of Trafalgar, (oil on canvas) by English School, (19th century); 340.5x218.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: The Battle of Trafalgar. English School, 19th Century)

Background imageSailor Collection: HMS Worcester, Greenhithe, Kent

HMS Worcester, Greenhithe, Kent -- Merchant Navy training vessel. Date: circa 1946

Background imageSailor Collection: Join the Royal Marines Poster

Join the Royal Marines Poster
Join the Royal Marines recruitment poster for the navy

Background imageSailor Collection: Rime of the Ancient Mariner - I shot Albatross

Rime of the Ancient Mariner - I shot Albatross
Vintage engraving by Gustave Dore of a scene from the Rime of the Ancient Mariner, With my crossbow I shot the Albatross. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is the longest major poem by the English poet

Background imageSailor Collection: Players Please: Sailor, 1955

Players Please: Sailor, 1955
Players Navy Cut small rectangular counter card. The background is yellow with a cream edge. In the centre is the head and shoulders of a sailor with " H Ms EXCELLENT" on his hatband

Background imageSailor Collection: Le Touquet Paris-Plage

Le Touquet Paris-Plage
Tourism poster from French railway Chemin de Fer du Nord for Le Touquet on the coast of north-western France, the beach of Paris

Background imageSailor Collection: Sir Robin Knox-Johnston circumnavigates the globe

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston circumnavigates the globe
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and his 32-foot ketch Suhaili, after completing a 312-day non-stop single-handed voyage around the world

Background imageSailor Collection: The Army and Navy, Wellington and Nelson, c1805. Artist: Newton & Co

The Army and Navy, Wellington and Nelson, c1805. Artist: Newton & Co
The Army and Navy, Wellington and Nelson, c1805. Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852) and Admiral Lord Nelson (1758-1805)

Background imageSailor Collection: USA, Florida, Sarasota County, Sarasota, Unconditional surrender statue by Seward Johnson

USA, Florida, Sarasota County, Sarasota, Unconditional surrender statue by Seward Johnson

Background imageSailor Collection: Propaganda poster: careless talk costs lives

Propaganda poster: careless talk costs lives
Second world war propaganda poster warning people that careless talk costs lives. Tell nobody -- not even her

Background imageSailor Collection: Cutaway view of an American warship

Cutaway view of an American warship
Hull of an American man-of-war cut open amidships, showing deck plans and quarters, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageSailor Collection: Britains New Navy in Training - HMS Raleigh

Britains New Navy in Training - HMS Raleigh. circa 1930s

Background imageSailor Collection: Sailor Slice tinned fish

Sailor Slice tinned fish
An advertisement for Sailor Slice tinned salmon. A tin of the stuff is held up by an old fisherman - Fine!

Background imageSailor Collection: Girl with Schipperke

Girl with Schipperke
A small girl in a sailor suit poses with her schipperke

Background imageSailor Collection: WW2 poster, The British Commonwealth of Nations Together

WW2 poster, The British Commonwealth of Nations Together. 1941

Background imageSailor Collection: Consequences, illustration by William Heath Robinson

Consequences, illustration by William Heath Robinson
Consequences -- How the thoughtlessness of a butterfly seriously affected a bishops corn, illustration by William Heath Robinson. Credit must appear as: Courtesy of Mrs J. C

Background imageSailor Collection: Sinbad The Sailor. Middlesbrough

Sinbad The Sailor. Middlesbrough Date: 1970s

Background imageSailor Collection: Horatio Nelson (1758-1805), British Admiral, steel engraving, published in 1868

Horatio Nelson (1758-1805), British Admiral, steel engraving, published in 1868
Horatio Nelson (1758 - 1805), famous British admiral. Steel engraving after a paintinging by Lemuel Francis Abbott (English painter, 1760/61 - 1802), published in 1868

Background imageSailor Collection: Peche du Cachalot. Aquatint by Ambroise Louis Garneray and Frederic Martens, 1835

Peche du Cachalot. Aquatint by Ambroise Louis Garneray and Frederic Martens, 1835
WHALING, 1835. Peche du Cachalot. Aquatint by Ambroise Louis Garneray and Frederic Martens, 1835

Background imageSailor Collection: WORLD WAR I: U. S. NAVY. Gee!! I Wish I Were a Man, I d Join the Navy

WORLD WAR I: U. S. NAVY. Gee!! I Wish I Were a Man, I d Join the Navy. American World War I recruiting poster, 1917
WORLD WAR I: U.S. NAVY. Gee!! I Wish I Were a Man, I d Join the Navy. American World War I recruiting poster, 1917, by Howard Chandler Christy

Background imageSailor Collection: Players Please: Female sailor, 1955

Players Please: Female sailor, 1955
Players Navy Cut Cigarettes large rectangular counter-card featuring a painting of a blonde female sailor in white shirt and navy tie with naval hat to the left behind her head

Background imageSailor Collection: Players Navy Cut

Players Navy Cut
Advertisement for Players cigarettes, with an updated portrait of the original sailor

Background imageSailor Collection: A. B. Cheetham, (The boatswain of the Terra Nova), c1910–1913, (1913)

A. B. Cheetham, (The boatswain of the Terra Nova), c1910–1913, (1913)
A.B. Cheetham, (The boatswain of the Terra Nova), c1910– 1913, (1913). Alfred Cheetham (1866-1918) was a member of several Antarctic expeditions

Background imageSailor Collection: Carrier deck of HMS Warrior aircraft carrier

Carrier deck of HMS Warrior aircraft carrier
View of the carrier deck of HMS Warrior (R31) aircraft carrier at Kure, Japan, with crew lined up and a Sea Fury plane. Date: 1953

Background imageSailor Collection: HOMER: FOG WARNING, 1885. Oil on canvas, Winslow Homer, 1885

HOMER: FOG WARNING, 1885. Oil on canvas, Winslow Homer, 1885

Background imageSailor Collection: King George V as captain of his yacht Britannia which he frequently sailed at Cowes

King George V as captain of his yacht Britannia which he frequently sailed at Cowes, Isle of Wight, England. 7 August 1924

Background imageSailor Collection: Public Statue of a Sailor Kissing a Nurse

Public Statue of a Sailor Kissing a Nurse
Public Statue of a sailor kissing a nurse, Sarasota, Florida, black and white

Background imageSailor Collection: Carr and Co biscuits

Carr and Co biscuits

Background imageSailor Collection: The Fat Boy of Peckham and his father

The Fat Boy of Peckham and his father
John Trundley, or sometimes, Trunley (1898 - 1944), known as the Fat Boy of Peckham appearing with his father on the front cover of The Tatler magazine in 1903 when he was aged five

Background imageSailor Collection: EVNT2A-00079

EVNT2A-00079
USS " Constitution" being towed by the crew in rowboats away from the becalmed British Navy, War of 1812 Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageSailor Collection: Crew of the USS Constitution in battle, War of 1812

Crew of the USS Constitution in battle, War of 1812
Deck of the US frigate " Constitution" engaging in battle with British " Guerriere, " War of 1812. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSailor Collection: Horatio, Lord Nelson

Horatio, Lord Nelson
Circular portrait of legendary British naval commander Horatio, Lord Nelson (1758 - 1805) surrounded by scenes depicting his death on the deck of the flagship HMS Victory

Background imageSailor Collection: The House That Jack Built, by G. Grenville Manton

The House That Jack Built, by G. Grenville Manton
A colour illustration portraying a sailor showing a little boy how to build a house of playing cards

Background imageSailor Collection: JACOBs STAFF

JACOBs STAFF
A sailor uses a Jacobs Staff to calculate the angle between a star and the horizon

Background imageSailor Collection: Sea Port at Sunset, 1639 (oil on canvas)

Sea Port at Sunset, 1639 (oil on canvas)
XIR90066 Sea Port at Sunset, 1639 (oil on canvas) by Claude Lorrain (Claude Gellee) (1600-82); 103x137 cm; Louvre, Paris, France; (add.info.: Sea Port in the Sunset Sun; ); French, out of copyright

Background imageSailor Collection: WW1 poster, Enlist in the Navy, All Together - Allied sailors of six nationalities

WW1 poster, Enlist in the Navy, All Together - Allied sailors of six nationalities. Date: 1917

Background imageSailor Collection: Ships trapped in Suez Canal, Six-Day War

Ships trapped in Suez Canal, Six-Day War
Fifteen ships trapped in the Suez Canal as a result of the Six-Day War (5-10 June 1967) between Israel and Egypt. Although the war was short

Background imageSailor Collection: VERNE: 20, 000 LEAGUES. Only one of its arms wriggled in the air, brandishing the

VERNE: 20, 000 LEAGUES. Only one of its arms wriggled in the air, brandishing the victim like a feather. One of Captain Nemos sailors seized by a giant cuttlefish

Background imageSailor Collection: A whale and three fish (representing Japan) eating Russian sailors for dinner

A whale and three fish (representing Japan) eating Russian sailors for dinner. Woodcut, c1905, by Kiyochika Kobayashi
RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR, c1905. A whale and three fish (representing Japan) eating Russian sailors for dinner. Woodcut, c1905, by Kiyochika Kobayashi

Background imageSailor Collection: VERNE: 20, 000 LEAGUES, 1870. One of Captain Nemos sailors seized by a giant cuttlefish

VERNE: 20, 000 LEAGUES, 1870. One of Captain Nemos sailors seized by a giant cuttlefish. Wood engraving after a drawing by Alphonse de Neuville from an 1870 edition of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under

Background imageSailor Collection: EVCW2A-00109

EVCW2A-00109
Admiral David G. Farragut in the rigging during the Battle of Mobile Bay, 1864, American Civil War. Hand-colored photogravure of a W.H. Overend painting

Background imageSailor Collection: Poster encouraging people to eat more fish

Poster encouraging people to eat more fish
Poster encouraging people to Eat More Fish. More than half the catch is sold as fried fish. A range of people, including two children, in a fish and chip shop

Background imageSailor Collection: A Mission to Seamen

A Mission to Seamen
Artist: La Thangue, Henry Herbert - Title: A Mission to Seamen - Date: 1891 - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 180.3 x 235



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"Sailor: A Timeless Symbol of Adventure, Courage, and Service" Royal Navy Recruitment Poster: Inspiring young men to join the prestigious ranks of the Royal Navy and embark on a life at sea. Skegness is SO Bracing by John Hassall: The iconic poster depicting a jolly sailor enjoying the refreshing seaside air in Skegness, capturing the spirit of fun and relaxation associated with sailors. Buster Keaton in The Navigator (1924): The legendary silent film showcasing Buster Keaton's comedic genius as he navigates through hilarious mishaps aboard a deserted ship, highlighting the adventurous side of being a sailor. HMS Worcester, Greenhithe, Kent: Once a renowned training ship for future sailors, this historic vessel played an essential role in shaping generations of seafarers' skills and knowledge. Players Please: Sailor (1955): An advertisement featuring a dashing sailor smoking his pipe while promoting Players Navy Cut cigarettes – an image that became synonymous with masculinity and adventure during that era. Join the Royal Marines Poster: Encouraging brave individuals to become part of one of Britain's elite military units known for their exceptional maritime expertise and resilience. Le Touquet Paris-Plage: A popular coastal resort town where sailors often find solace after long voyages or enjoy some well-deserved shore leave amidst charming French ambiance. Sir Robin Knox-Johnston Circumnavigates the Globe: Celebrating Sir Robin Knox-Johnston's remarkable achievement as he became the first person to sail solo non-stop around the world – an inspiration for aspiring sailors worldwide. The Battle of Trafalgar (oil on canvas): Depicting Admiral Lord Nelson's heroic victory over Napoleon's forces at sea; this monumental event forever etched into history symbolizes bravery and sacrifice exhibited by sailors during times of war. Unconditional Surrender Statue by Seward Johnson.