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Sandwich Collection

From the historic town of Sandwich, Kent to the bustling streets of New York City, sandwiches have become a global culinary delight

Background imageSandwich Collection: The Caution, Covent Garden Theatre, 1828

The Caution, Covent Garden Theatre, 1828
The Caution, Covent Garden Theatre, pub. 1828 (hand coloured engraving)

Background imageSandwich Collection: St. Leger Winner

St. Leger Winner
Albert Primrose, Lord Rosebery (1882-1974), previously styled Lord Dalmeny, leading his racehorse Sandwich after its St. Leger win. The jockey is Harry Wragg (1902-1985). Date: 1931

Background imageSandwich Collection: Map of the Cinque Ports (Victorian engraving)

Map of the Cinque Ports (Victorian engraving)
An old map of the Cinque Ports, which are five historic ports on the south-eastern corner of Kent, England. The Confederation of Cinque Ports (Cinque is pronounced asinka)

Background imageSandwich Collection: Automat Dining Room - Broadway, New York, USA

Automat Dining Room - Broadway, New York, USA
Automat Dining Room - 1557 Broadway, New York, USA. Horn & Hardart was a food services company of the USA noted for operating the first food service automats in Philadelphia and New York City

Background imageSandwich Collection: Sandwich, Kent

Sandwich, Kent
The bridge and barbican at Sandwich, Kent, one of the Cinque Ports

Background imageSandwich Collection: Frys chocolate sandwich advert

Frys chocolate sandwich advert

Background imageSandwich Collection: Digging Golf Bunker

Digging Golf Bunker
Men busy preparing the 8th bunker at Princes golf course, Sandwich, Kent, in readiness for the Open Championship in June

Background imageSandwich Collection: Deaf Cyclist

Deaf Cyclist
This cyclist is wearing a sandwich board reading beware, I am deaf

Background imageSandwich Collection: The state tinkers, Gillray, James, 1756-1815, engraver, Published Feb y 10th

The state tinkers, Gillray, James, 1756-1815, engraver, Published Feb y 10th 1780 by W. Humphrey, 1780. 1 print : engraving, color. Three men breaking a large bowl which is cracked and patched

Background imageSandwich Collection: The Town and Castle of Deal, Kent, 1640 (engraving)

The Town and Castle of Deal, Kent, 1640 (engraving)
XJF104361 The Town and Castle of Deal, Kent, 1640 (engraving) by Hollar, Wenceslaus (1607-77); Private Collection; Czech, out of copyright

Background imageSandwich Collection: Exterior - Automat Dining Room, Times Square, New York, USA

Exterior - Automat Dining Room, Times Square, New York, USA
The exterior of the Automat Dining Room - Times Square branch, New York, USA. Horn & Hardart was a food services company of the USA noted for operating the first food service automats in Philadelphia

Background imageSandwich Collection: Suffragette Votes for Women Pepper Pot

Suffragette Votes for Women Pepper Pot
A silver suffragette pepper pot or muffineer a small pot with a removable lid - the head of the figure. Holes in the bonnet dispense pepper or sugar

Background imageSandwich Collection: Sid James and Diana Dors in Maurice Elveys Is Your Honeymoon Really Necessary (1953)

Sid James and Diana Dors in Maurice Elveys Is Your Honeymoon Really Necessary (1953)

Background imageSandwich Collection: Sandwich Board Man - Oxford Street

Sandwich Board Man - Oxford Street

Background imageSandwich Collection: England, London, Shoreditch, Brick Lane, Street Food Stall Display of Salt Beef Sandwiches

England, London, Shoreditch, Brick Lane, Street Food Stall Display of Salt Beef Sandwiches

Background imageSandwich Collection: The Village, Sandwich, Kent

The Village, Sandwich, Kent
The Village, Sandwich, near Ramsgate/Deal, Kent, England. Showing the Arch Date: 1900s

Background imageSandwich Collection: Suffragettes in Hastings 1914

Suffragettes in Hastings 1914
Lantern slide showing suffragettes standing in high street of Hastings advertising a speech to be given by Mrs Pankhurst at the Royal Concert Hall in St Leonards on the subject of the German Peril at

Background imageSandwich Collection: Aristocrats at Whites Golf Club Golf Tournament

Aristocrats at Whites Golf Club Golf Tournament
Lady Allington, Lord Tennyson, Lord Lothian and Lady Astor at Whites Golf Tournament, played at Prince s, Sandwich. Date: 1932

Background imageSandwich Collection: Thomas Hilder

Thomas Hilder
THOMAS HILDER Puritan churchman, minister of Sandwich, Kent; he wrote a book on marriage for the benefit of his children Samuel, Mehetabel and Anne. Date: 1598 - 1651

Background imageSandwich Collection: Ham sandwich

Ham sandwich with lettuce. A mixture of food groups is part of a healthy diet

Background imageSandwich Collection: Toasted cheese sandwich

Toasted cheese sandwich

Background imageSandwich Collection: Balfour and Chesterfield play golf at Sandwich

Balfour and Chesterfield play golf at Sandwich
Arthur James Balfour, Conservative MP and former Prime Minister (left), and the Earl of Chesterfield (right) photographed during a golf match at Sandwich, Kent

Background imageSandwich Collection: Sandwich: The Old Bridge and Barbican, c1896. Artist: Poulton & Co

Sandwich: The Old Bridge and Barbican, c1896. Artist: Poulton & Co
Sandwich: The Old Bridge and Barbican, c1896. From Pictorial England and Wales. [Cassell and Company, Limited, London, Paris & Melbourne, c1896]

Background imageSandwich Collection: St. Peters Church, Sandwich, Kent

St. Peters Church, Sandwich, Kent
St. Peters Church, Sandwich, near Ramsgate, Kent, England. Date: 1900s

Background imageSandwich Collection: England / Sandwich 1940S

England / Sandwich 1940S
The Toll Bridge and Barbican, Sandwich, Kent, England. The Barbican is one of a chain of block-houses, set up in the reign of Henry VIII in about 1539 to guard the River Stour

Background imageSandwich Collection: 4th Earl Sandwich

4th Earl Sandwich
JOHN MONTAGU Traditionally held to be the inventor of the sandwich for eating at the gaming table

Background imageSandwich Collection: Burger Pink

Burger Pink
Alice Straker

Background imageSandwich Collection: Sandwich, Fordwich, Ducking Stool for Scolds (litho)

Sandwich, Fordwich, Ducking Stool for Scolds (litho)
8633389 Sandwich, Fordwich, Ducking Stool for Scolds (litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Sandwich, Fordwich, Ducking Stool for Scolds)

Background imageSandwich Collection: Richborough Castle Ruins (b/w photo)

Richborough Castle Ruins (b/w photo)
8634091 Richborough Castle Ruins (b/w photo) by English photographer, (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Richborough Castle Ruins)

Background imageSandwich Collection: St Clement's Church, Sandwich (b/w photo)

St Clement's Church, Sandwich (b/w photo)
8634084 St Clement's Church, Sandwich (b/w photo) by English photographer, (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: St Clement's Church, Sandwich)

Background imageSandwich Collection: St Mary's Church, Sandwich (b/w photo)

St Mary's Church, Sandwich (b/w photo)
8634085 St Mary's Church, Sandwich (b/w photo) by English photographer, (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: St Mary's Church, Sandwich)

Background imageSandwich Collection: Where the Curfew still rings, St Peter's Church, Sandwich (litho)

Where the Curfew still rings, St Peter's Church, Sandwich (litho)
8633706 Where the Curfew still rings, St Peter's Church, Sandwich (litho) by Harper, Charles George (1863-1943); Private Collection; (add.info.: Where the Curfew still rings)

Background imageSandwich Collection: The Barbican, Sandwich (litho)

The Barbican, Sandwich (litho)
8671906 The Barbican, Sandwich (litho) by Moul, Duncan (fl.1904-24); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Barbican, Sandwich)

Background imageSandwich Collection: Golf Courses: Sandwich, playing onto the green from 'Hades' (litho)

Golf Courses: Sandwich, playing onto the green from "Hades" (litho)
8670341 Golf Courses: Sandwich, playing onto the green from "Hades" (litho) by Rountree, Harry (Herbert R.) (1878-1950); Private Collection; (add.info.: Sandwich)

Background imageSandwich Collection: Championship Golf Courses: Prince's Golf Club, Sandwich (colour litho)

Championship Golf Courses: Prince's Golf Club, Sandwich (colour litho)
8668193 Championship Golf Courses: Prince's Golf Club, Sandwich (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Prince's Golf Club, Sandwich)

Background imageSandwich Collection: Richard I, Coeur de Lion, (1157-1199) landing at Sandwich, Kent, 14 March 1194. Wood engraving c1880

Richard I, Coeur de Lion, (1157-1199) landing at Sandwich, Kent, 14 March 1194. Wood engraving c1880
538361 Richard I, Coeur de Lion, (1157-1199) landing at Sandwich, Kent, 14 March 1194. Wood engraving c1880.; (add.info.: Richard, son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine)

Background imageSandwich Collection: Sandwich Island woman in ceremonial attire

Sandwich Island woman in ceremonial attire
3480332 Sandwich Island woman in ceremonial attire; (add.info.: Sandwich Island woman in ceremonial attire; By John Webber (1751 - 1793)

Background imageSandwich Collection: River Stour, Sandwich (b/w photo)

River Stour, Sandwich (b/w photo)
8634081 River Stour, Sandwich (b/w photo) by English photographer, (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: River Stour, Sandwich)

Background imageSandwich Collection: St Bartholomew's Church, Sandwich (b/w photo)

St Bartholomew's Church, Sandwich (b/w photo)
8634098 St Bartholomew's Church, Sandwich (b/w photo) by English photographer, (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: St Bartholomew's Church, Sandwich)

Background imageSandwich Collection: Mill Wall, Sandwich (b/w photo)

Mill Wall, Sandwich (b/w photo)
8634096 Mill Wall, Sandwich (b/w photo) by English photographer, (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Mill Wall, Sandwich)

Background imageSandwich Collection: St Bartholomew's Church, Sandwich (b/w photo)

St Bartholomew's Church, Sandwich (b/w photo)
8634088 St Bartholomew's Church, Sandwich (b/w photo) by English photographer, (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: St Bartholomew's Church, Sandwich)

Background imageSandwich Collection: Do You Know: Who invented the sandwich? (colour litho)

Do You Know: Who invented the sandwich? (colour litho)
8668108 Do You Know: Who invented the sandwich? (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Who invented the sandwich)

Background imageSandwich Collection: Bellman Margon drink with a sandwich in hand

Bellman Margon drink with a sandwich in hand
3078350 Bellman Margon drink with a sandwich in hand; (add.info.: Illustration of Bellman Margon drink with a sandwich in hand. Dated 18th Century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageSandwich Collection: Racing, Lord and Lady Rosebery with Hon Mrs C Wood, centre (b/w photo)

Racing, Lord and Lady Rosebery with Hon Mrs C Wood, centre (b/w photo)
8671551 Racing, Lord and Lady Rosebery with Hon Mrs C Wood, centre (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Racing)

Background imageSandwich Collection: High Street and Barbican, Sandwich (b/w photo)

High Street and Barbican, Sandwich (b/w photo)
8634080 High Street and Barbican, Sandwich (b/w photo) by English photographer, (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: High Street and Barbican, Sandwich)

Background imageSandwich Collection: Votaries of the Weed No 50 (colour litho)

Votaries of the Weed No 50 (colour litho)
8660540 Votaries of the Weed No 50 (colour litho) by Clarke, Joseph Clayton (Kyd) (1856-1937); Private Collection; (add.info.: Votaries of the Weed, No 50)

Background imageSandwich Collection: Natives of the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii), 19th century. Copied from Louis Choris ' Picturesque

Natives of the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii), 19th century. Copied from Louis Choris " Picturesque Journey."
FLO4688412 Natives of the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii), 19th century. Copied from Louis Choris " Picturesque Journey." Handcoloured lithograph by J

Background imageSandwich Collection: English Windmills: The White Mill, Sandwich (b/w photo)

English Windmills: The White Mill, Sandwich (b/w photo)
8628752 English Windmills: The White Mill, Sandwich (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The White Mill, Sandwich)



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From the historic town of Sandwich, Kent to the bustling streets of New York City, sandwiches have become a global culinary delight. Just like digging out of a golf bunker requires precision and skill, crafting the perfect sandwich is an art form in itself. As depicted in the Victorian engraving of the Map of Cinque Ports, Sandwich holds a special place in history as one of England's important trading ports. In the heart of New York's vibrant Broadway district, hungry patrons flocked to Automat Dining Room for their famous sandwiches. The iconic Frys chocolate sandwich advert tempted taste buds with its irresistible combination of sweet and savory flavors. Meanwhile, even a deaf cyclist could appreciate the convenience and deliciousness that a well-made sandwich offers on-the-go. Traveling back in time through engravings like The Town and Castle of Deal from 1640 reminds us that sandwiches have stood the test of time as a beloved meal option. Whether enjoying them at Automat Dining Room or exploring Shoreditch's Brick Lane street food stalls in London, salt beef sandwiches continue to entice food enthusiasts worldwide. Sandwiches not only satisfy our hunger but also serve as symbols for social change. The Suffragette Votes for Women Pepper Pot represents how women fought tirelessly for equality while relishing their favorite snack. Even celebrities like Sid James and Diana Dors indulged in mouthwatering sandwiches during breaks from filming Maurice Elveys' Is Your Honeymoon Really Necessary (1953). So next time you sink your teeth into that perfectly layered creation between two slices of bread, remember that it connects cultures across continents and transcends boundaries set by time or language.