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"Discovering the Beauty: A Journey Through Shells" Embark on a captivating journey through time and space as we explore the diverse world of shells

Background imageShell Collection: The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds
THE WAR OF THE WORLDS A Martian fighting-machine is destroyed by a hit from a shell

Background imageShell Collection: Mixed sea shells on beach, Claigan, Isle of Skye, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK. April

Mixed sea shells on beach, Claigan, Isle of Skye, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK. April

Background imageShell Collection: Attack of the Ulster Division, 1 July 1916, (c1930). Creator: James Prinsep Beadle

Attack of the Ulster Division, 1 July 1916, (c1930). Creator: James Prinsep Beadle
Attack of the Ulster Division, 1 July 1916, (c1930). Scene from the Battle of the Somme in northern France during the First World War

Background imageShell Collection: El Camino Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela

El Camino Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, scallop shells and walking sticks, Galicia, Spain, Europe

Background imageShell Collection: The Vale of Aylesbury, 1933. Artist: Rex Whistler

The Vale of Aylesbury, 1933. Artist: Rex Whistler
The Vale of Aylesbury, 1933. This painting was used by Shell in the 1930s for an advertsing campaign. Painting housed at Upton House. From The Studio Volume 108

Background imageShell Collection: Fossil ammonite- Desmoceras spp. -Upper Early Cretaceous - Albian Stage - Mahajanga Province

Fossil ammonite- Desmoceras spp. -Upper Early Cretaceous - Albian Stage - Mahajanga Province - Madagascar - Under UV
CAN-3851 Fossil ammonite Upper Early Cretaceous - Albian Stage - Mahajanga Province - Madagascar - Under UV light Desmoceras spp

Background imageShell Collection: Seashells on Sanibel Island, Florida. shells, seashells, sanibel island, florida, u

Seashells on Sanibel Island, Florida. shells, seashells, sanibel island, florida, u
Seashells on Sanibel Island, Florida

Background imageShell Collection: The Scallop sculpture by Maggie Hambling on the beach at Aldeburgh, Suffolk

The Scallop sculpture by Maggie Hambling on the beach at Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageShell Collection: British Guns dash through French town

British Guns dash through French town
A British Artillery piece is rushed at a gallop through the market-place of a French town, the square surrounded by shell damaged buildings

Background imageShell Collection: At the Front - World War One recruitment poster

At the Front - World War One recruitment poster
Recruitment poster during World War I featuring a dramatic picture of horses pulling guns rearing up in fright at a shell explosion just a few feet away

Background imageShell Collection: Lobster, X-ray

Lobster, X-ray
Lobster. Coloured X-ray of a common lobster (Homarus gammarus). This is a marine scavenger that inhabits the cool waters of the north-eastern Atlantic Ocean. It is valued for its flesh

Background imageShell Collection: Lambretta Innocenti scooter in the old alley, Morbegno, province of Sondrio, Valtellina

Lambretta Innocenti scooter in the old alley, Morbegno, province of Sondrio, Valtellina, Lombardy, Italy

Background imageShell Collection: Red House Restaurant and Donald Healey's Garage, Boscawen Road, Perranporth, Perranzabuloe

Red House Restaurant and Donald Healey's Garage, Boscawen Road, Perranporth, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall. Around 1925
The Red House Restaurant and Donald Healey's Garage with a fully laden charabanc AF 3771 outside and three other vehicles including a small sports car and two motor bikes

Background imageShell Collection: Engraving of a nautilus and an ammonite

Engraving of a nautilus and an ammonite. The nautilus is one of the species of marine cephalopods of the family Nautilidae

Background imageShell Collection: RUPERT BROOKE (1887-1915). English poet. Photographed, 1913, by Sherill Shell

RUPERT BROOKE (1887-1915). English poet. Photographed, 1913, by Sherill Shell

Background imageShell Collection: The Scallop sculpture by Maggie Hambling on the beach at Aldeburgh, Suffolk

The Scallop sculpture by Maggie Hambling on the beach at Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageShell Collection: Keens Mustard Advert

Keens Mustard Advert
Advertisement for Keens mustard which feature two sailors carrying a giant tin

Background imageShell Collection: Rifle Brigade in position, Western Front - WWI

Rifle Brigade in position, Western Front - WWI
The First Battalion of the British Rifle Brigade in position close to the German trenches under shell fire - WWI. Date: circa 1915

Background imageShell Collection: Rejected by the inventions board

Rejected by the inventions board
" Rejected by the inventions board. VII -The Gallipoli Shell-Diverter for returning the Enemys Fire" There were other theatres of war besides he Western Front

Background imageShell Collection: Coldstreamers in a Great charge by the guards on the Somme

Coldstreamers in a Great charge by the guards on the Somme
On 15th September 1916, Guards including the Coldstreamers, Grenadiers and the Irish, captured Martinpuich, formerly in German hands and Courcelette and over 2300 prisoners. 15th September 1916

Background imageShell Collection: Light echoes from exploding star

Light echoes from exploding star
Light echoes from an exploding star. Hubble Space Telescope image of an illuminated dust shell around the star v838 Monocerotis

Background imageShell Collection: Calcareous phytoplankton, SEM

Calcareous phytoplankton, SEM
Calcareous phytoplankton. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the external mineralised structures (coccospheres) of small marine algal organisms called coccolithophores

Background imageShell Collection: Nuclear Fission Artwork

Nuclear Fission Artwork
Nuclear fission. Conceptual computer artwork of an atom being split through nuclear, or atomic, fission (splitting). Electrons (orange) can be seen orbiting the nucleus (centre)

Background imageShell Collection: Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island, famous for the millions of shells that wash up on its beaches, Florida, USA

Background imageShell Collection: The Shell (Conus marmoreus), 1650, by Rembrandt (1606-1669)

The Shell (Conus marmoreus), 1650, by Rembrandt (1606-1669)
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606-1669). Dutch painter. The Shell (Conus marmoreus), 1650. Rijksmuseum. Amsterdam. Holland

Background imageShell Collection: Captain Bairnsfathers first meeting with Old Bill, WW1

Captain Bairnsfathers first meeting with Old Bill, WW1
This historic incident took place during the first battle of Ypres, but the Censor held stern views about battle pictures in those days

Background imageShell Collection: WWI - Battle of Champagne - Spent shell casings

WWI - Battle of Champagne - Spent shell casings
WWI - Spent shell cases from just one battery after the first day of the Battle of Champagne (25th-30th September 1915) Date: 1915

Background imageShell Collection: Blue Jay, by John James Audubon

Blue Jay, by John James Audubon
Blue Jay, Corvus Cristatus, by John James Audubon (1785-1851). A colour plate in The Birds of America: From Original Drawings. Date: 1827-1838

Background imageShell Collection: British soldiers rescuing horse from ditch, Flanders, WW1

British soldiers rescuing horse from ditch, Flanders, WW1
British soldiers trying to rescue a horse which has fallen into a ditch, blown by the force from a bursting shell, on the road to Reutel, Flanders, during the First World War. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageShell Collection: Acrosphaera radiolarian, SEM

Acrosphaera radiolarian, SEM
Acrosphaera radiolarian. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the shell of a Acrosphaera sp. radiolarian. Radiolaria are single-celled protozoans that are found in marine plankton

Background imageShell Collection: Helix nebula, infrared Spitzer image

Helix nebula, infrared Spitzer image
Helix nebula (NGC 7293), infrared Spitzer Space Telescope image. This is a planetary nebula, a series of shells of gas cast off by a dying star

Background imageShell Collection: Julia fractal

Julia fractal. Computer-generated image derived form a Julia Set

Background imageShell Collection: Ammonite

Ammonite fossil. Ammonites are extinct marine invertebrates. They first appeared in the Late Silurian to Early Devonian period (around 400 million years ago)

Background imageShell Collection: VIETNAM WAR: ARTILLERY. An American artilleryman discards a spent shell casing

VIETNAM WAR: ARTILLERY. An American artilleryman discards a spent shell casing, ejected from a 105mm Howitzer in the central highlands of South Vietnam, March 1967

Background imageShell Collection: Cone Shell - deadly poisonous mollusc. Tropical marine

Cone Shell - deadly poisonous mollusc. Tropical marine
PM-10480 Cone Shell - deadly poisonous mollusc Tropical marine Conus sp. venomous Pat Morris Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageShell Collection: Oyster Shell With artificial pearl

Oyster Shell With artificial pearl
FEU-462 Oyster Shell With artificial pearl Geoff du Feu Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageShell Collection: Swindon Works War Work, 22nd January 1942

Swindon Works War Work, 22nd January 1942
Female worker machining a 25 PDR shell on 22 January 1942. Munitions work issued by Ministry of Supply

Background imageShell Collection: Fossil ammonite- Desmoceras spp. -Upper Early Cretaceous - Albian Stage - Mahajanga Province

Fossil ammonite- Desmoceras spp. -Upper Early Cretaceous - Albian Stage - Mahajanga Province - Madagascar
CAN-3850 Fossil ammonite Upper Early Cretaceous - Albian Stage - Mahajanga Province - Madagascar Desmoceras spp. John Cancalosi Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageShell Collection: Fossil Ammonite - Cleoniceras sp. - Cretaceous - Madagascar

Fossil Ammonite - Cleoniceras sp. - Cretaceous - Madagascar
CAN-3844 Fossil Ammonite Upper Early Cretaceous - Albian stage - Mahajanga province - Madagascar - cross-section Cleoniceras sp

Background imageShell Collection: Helix nebula, planetary nebula

Helix nebula, planetary nebula
Helix nebula (NGC 7293), optical image. This is a planetary nebula, a series of shells of gas cast off from a Sun-like star towards the end of its life

Background imageShell Collection: Shell Fountain / Costume

Shell Fountain / Costume
Tunic dress by Paquin: draped tango skirt with front split & train, translucent flared tunic & pearl adorned corsage, toque / turban with feather trim

Background imageShell Collection: USA, Louisiana, Lake Martin. Two nine-banded armadillo young

USA, Louisiana, Lake Martin. Two nine-banded armadillo young. Credit as: Cathy & Gordon Illg / Jaynes Gallery / DanitaDelimont

Background imageShell Collection: Janthina violacea, violet snail

Janthina violacea, violet snail
Watercolour 398 by Thomas Watling, entitled Boala, from the Watling Collection

Background imageShell Collection: Green turtles

Green turtles (Chelonia mydas) resting on the seabed. This turtle is found in warm tropical waters. It is herbivorous and feeds on algae and sea grasses

Background imageShell Collection: Helix nebula, HST image

Helix nebula, HST image
Helix Nebula. Hubble Space Telescope image of the Helix planetary nebula (NGC 7293). This comprises shells of gas cast off a Sun-like star near the end of its life

Background imageShell Collection: Chick with an egg shell - UK

Chick with an egg shell - UK
DAC-147 Chick with an egg shell UK David Chapman Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageShell Collection: Northern Scandinavian girl

Northern Scandinavian girl in traditional costume, lisening to the sound of the sea in a conch shell. Possibly a young member of the Sami People. circa 1910s

Background imageShell Collection: Atomic structure, artwork

Atomic structure, artwork
Atomic structure. Computer artwork of electrons orbiting a central nucleus. This is a classical schematic Bohr model of an atom



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"Discovering the Beauty: A Journey Through Shells" Embark on a captivating journey through time and space as we explore the diverse world of shells. From the haunting echoes of war to serene pilgrimages, from stunning seashores to intricate fossils, these shells hold stories that transcend generations. In "Attack of the Ulster Division, " James Prinsep Beadle captures a moment frozen in history, where brave soldiers faced their fears amidst exploding shells on 1 July 1916. The intensity and sacrifice are etched into each shell's surface. El Camino Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela takes us on a spiritual expedition where countless footsteps have left an indelible mark. Amongst worn-out shoes lie delicate seashells, symbolizing guidance and protection for weary travelers seeking solace in their pilgrimage. Rex Whistler's masterpiece "The Vale of Aylesbury" transports us to idyllic landscapes adorned with vibrant shells scattered along sandy shores. Each shell whispers tales of hidden treasures waiting to be discovered by curious wanderers. Sanibel Island in Florida unveils its mesmerizing collection of seashells, glistening under the sun's warm embrace. Here, nature showcases its artistic prowess through intricate patterns and colors adorning each unique shell—a testament to life's infinite creativity. Witness British Guns dashing through a French town during wartime—an image that encapsulates both destruction and resilience. Amidst chaos, fragments of shells serve as reminders that even in darkness, hope can emerge like shards reflecting light. Travel back millions of years with fossil ammonites from Madagascar—Desmoceras spp. —a glimpse into prehistoric times when these ancient creatures roamed our planet’s oceans. Under UV light, these petrified remains come alive with phosphorescent hues—a vivid reminder of Earth’s ever-changing tapestry. A Lambretta Innocenti scooter parked gracefully in Morbegno's old alley, Valtellina, evokes a sense of nostalgia and simplicity.