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Stanley Collection

"Stanley: A Journey Through Time and Comedy" Step into the world of Stanley, where laughter and adventure await

Background imageStanley Collection: Walton Heath Golf Club, 1932

Walton Heath Golf Club, 1932
Members of Walton Heath Golf Club, Surrey, 1932. Date: 1932

Background imageStanley Collection: LAUREL AND HARDY, 1939. Publicity still from the motion picture Flying Deuces, 1939

LAUREL AND HARDY, 1939. Publicity still from the motion picture Flying Deuces, 1939

Background imageStanley Collection: Laurel and Hardy

Laurel and Hardy
LAUREL AND HARDY

Background imageStanley Collection: LAUREL AND HARDY. Stan Laurel (left) and Oliver Hardy

LAUREL AND HARDY. Stan Laurel (left) and Oliver Hardy

Background imageStanley Collection: Map of Africa illustrating travels of explorers

Map of Africa illustrating travels of explorers
A map of Africa which illustrates the travels of the explorers Livingstone, Stanley and Cameron

Background imageStanley Collection: HMS Minerva at Stanley harbour

HMS Minerva at Stanley harbour
HMS Minerva (F45), a Leander-class Frigate of the Royal Navy, at Stanley harbour in 1984, at anchor for crew R&R in the Falkland Islands. Date: 1984

Background imageStanley Collection: Falkland Islands. Stanley. View from the water

Falkland Islands. Stanley. View from the water

Background imageStanley Collection: Map of Africa illustrating travels of explorers

Map of Africa illustrating travels of explorers
A map of Africa which illustrates the travels of Livingstone, Stanley and Cameron. Date: 19th Century

Background imageStanley Collection: Stephen Wards sketches of celebrities, 1960

Stephen Wards sketches of celebrities, 1960
Through a doctors eyes: a page of celebrities drawn by osteopath and gifted amateur artist Doctor Stephen Ward(1912-1963), as featured in The Illustrated London News in 1960

Background imageStanley Collection: LAUREL AND HARDY. From the film Big Business (1929)

LAUREL AND HARDY. From the film Big Business (1929)

Background imageStanley Collection: County Map of County Durham, c. 1777

County Map of County Durham, c. 1777
From The Large English Atlas: or, a new set of map of all the counties of England and Wales drawn from the several surveys which have been hitherto been published

Background imageStanley Collection: The Melton Breakfast by Sir Francis Grant

The Melton Breakfast by Sir Francis Grant
A rare mezzotint of High Leicestershire Lights of the past enjoying breakfast before a hunt. From left to right are Massey Stanley, the Earl of Wilton, Count Matuszevic, Lord Gardner

Background imageStanley Collection: On war Service for Thomas Oxley Ltd, Shiloh Wheel, Stanley Street, 1914

On war Service for Thomas Oxley Ltd, Shiloh Wheel, Stanley Street, 1914
An elephant and two camels doing Government Work for Messrs.. Oxley Ltd of Sheffield. A load consisting of three heavy boilers is being drawn along with comparative ease

Background imageStanley Collection: Tram, Beamish Museum, Stanley, County Durham

Tram, Beamish Museum, Stanley, County Durham. The Beamish Museum is an open air museum devoted to recreating life in a northern Industrial town in the early 20th century

Background imageStanley Collection: Accrington Stanley FC football team 1936

Accrington Stanley FC football team 1936. Back row: Kerr, Robinson, Wilson, Gill, Ivill, Treanor, Hacking (Manager), Brennand (Trainer)

Background imageStanley Collection: LAUREL AND HARDY. From the film Big Business (1929)

LAUREL AND HARDY. From the film Big Business (1929)

Background imageStanley Collection: Sir Stanley Spencer, c. 1926

Sir Stanley Spencer, c. 1926
Photograph of Sir Stanley Spencer (1891-1959), the English painter, standing in front of his painting The Resurrection, c.1926

Background imageStanley Collection: SIR HENRY MORTON STANLEY (1841-1904). English journalist and explorer

SIR HENRY MORTON STANLEY (1841-1904). English journalist and explorer. Photographed in full tropical kit, probably on his triumphant return to England in 1872 after finding David Livingstone

Background imageStanley Collection: First English Civil War: Siege of Lathom House, 1644

First English Civil War: Siege of Lathom House, 1644
Royalist stronghold Lathom House in Lancashire defies Parlimentarian pressure and raises the royal standard. The ensuing siege lasted three months, but was eventually lifted

Background imageStanley Collection: LITTLE BIGHORN MONUMENT. Monument on Custers Hill, containing all the bones found at the site of

LITTLE BIGHORN MONUMENT. Monument on Custers Hill, containing all the bones found at the site of the Battle of Little Bighorn. Photograph by Stanley Morrow, c1876

Background imageStanley Collection: Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, (1867-1947)

Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, (1867-1947)
Portrait of Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley; the Conservative politician and Prime Minister

Background imageStanley Collection: A Selection of Bicycles, 1888

A Selection of Bicycles, 1888
Engraving of a selection of bicycles on display at the Stanley Show of 1888. In the centre is The Coventry Machinists Companys Coolie Cycle Cab built for the Sultan of Morocco and at bottom left

Background imageStanley Collection: Westminster Bridge and Parliament on a Christmas card

Westminster Bridge and Parliament on a Christmas card
Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament, with Big Ben, inside a Christmas card from Stanley Baldwin (at that time British Prime Minister). (2 of 2) Date: 1928

Background imageStanley Collection: Another Derby Derby?

Another Derby Derby?
Caricatures of well known personalities of the turf caricatured by Mel before the Epsom Derby of 1928. Clockwise from top left - Sir Abe Bailey, owner of Advocate, Lord Dewar, owner of Sunny Trace

Background imageStanley Collection: The Big Hollow Tree - Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

The Big Hollow Tree - Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada
The Big Hollow Tree - Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageStanley Collection: The Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club

The Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club
Sketch showing members of the Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club, including Sir Stanley Jackson, their captain. Date: 1933

Background imageStanley Collection: Cookham, 1898. Creator: Unknown

Cookham, 1898. Creator: Unknown
Cookham, 1898. Cookham on the River Thames in Berkshire, England is notable as the home of the artist Stanley Spencer. From " Our Own Country, Volume VI"

Background imageStanley Collection: A Bristol Boxkite under test at Filton

A Bristol Boxkite under test at Filton. Stanley White stands with his back to the camera wearing a flat cap and long overcoat. The site is now covered by the Filton Works Lab and Odeon

Background imageStanley Collection: Hm Stanley / Cdv Photo

Hm Stanley / Cdv Photo
HENRY MORTON STANLEY British journalist and explorer, in the clothes he wore to meet Livingstone in 1871

Background imageStanley Collection: James Gordon Bennett Jr

James Gordon Bennett Jr
JAMES GORDON BENNETT (JUNIOR) American editor : established New York Evening Telegram, sent Stanley to find Livingstone and financed various other expeditions

Background imageStanley Collection: WOMENs FASHION, 1886. Bathers at Ocean Grove, New Jersey. Wood engraving, 1886

WOMENs FASHION, 1886. Bathers at Ocean Grove, New Jersey. Wood engraving, 1886, after a painting by C. S. Reinhart
WOMENs FASHION, 1886. Bathers at Ocean Grove, New Jersey. Wood engraving, 1886, after a painting by C.S. Reinhart

Background imageStanley Collection: Captain E N Frankland Bell, VC

Captain E N Frankland Bell, VC
Captain E.N. Frankland Bell, V.C. 9th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - Thiepval, 1st July 1916. Date: 1916

Background imageStanley Collection: Sir Henry Morton Stanley meeting with his rear column at Banalya, Africa, 17 August 1888

Sir Henry Morton Stanley meeting with his rear column at Banalya, Africa, 17 August 1888
5242631 Sir Henry Morton Stanley meeting with his rear column at Banalya, Africa, 17 August 1888, during his Emin Pasha Relief Expedition, from In Darkest Africa by Henry M. Stanley pub

Background imageStanley Collection: KIM STANLEY (1925-2001). American actress. Photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1961

KIM STANLEY (1925-2001). American actress. Photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1961

Background imageStanley Collection: American advertisement for Clark Stanleys Snake Oil Liniment, c1895

American advertisement for Clark Stanleys Snake Oil Liniment, c1895
PATENT MEDICINE AD, c1895. American advertisement for Clark Stanleys Snake Oil Liniment, c1895

Background imageStanley Collection: PURITANS: PUNISHMENT, 1651. The whipping of Baptist minister Obadiah Holmes at Boston in 1651 for

PURITANS: PUNISHMENT, 1651. The whipping of Baptist minister Obadiah Holmes at Boston in 1651 for holding an unauthorized religious meeting at Lynn, Massachusetts

Background imageStanley Collection: Woman police officer Annie Matthews, Hyde Park, London

Woman police officer Annie Matthews, Hyde Park, London
Woman police officer Annie Matthews (nickname Big Ben), on duty at the childrens lido in Hyde Park, London. Before joining the Met Police, Annie worked as a housemaid at Glamis Castle in Scotland

Background imageStanley Collection: Stanley Morrison

Stanley Morrison
STANLEY MORRISON Typographer and type designer Date: 1889 - 1967

Background imageStanley Collection: Plan of part of the Town of Sheffield shewing the existing markets

Plan of part of the Town of Sheffield shewing the existing markets, the property of His Grace the Duke of Norfolk
Scale: 400 yards to 6.3 inches.Surveyors: J G Weightman and M E Hadfield.Original at Sheffield Local Studies Library:s 16 L

Background imageStanley Collection: Bowes Bridge Railway Engine Shed, Tanfield Railway, Stanley, Durham, England

Bowes Bridge Railway Engine Shed, Tanfield Railway, Stanley, Durham, England. Date: 1920s

Background imageStanley Collection: Sir Henry Morton Stanley And His Men Crossing A Hazardous Forest Clearing During His Emin Pasha

Sir Henry Morton Stanley And His Men Crossing A Hazardous Forest Clearing During His Emin Pasha Relief Expedition In Africa, 1886 To 1889. From In Darkest Africa By Henry M. Stanley Published 1890

Background imageStanley Collection: The Colliery, Beamish Museum, Stanley, County Durham

The Colliery, Beamish Museum, Stanley, County Durham. The Beamish Museum is an open air museum devoted to recreating life in a northern Industrial town in the early 20th century

Background imageStanley Collection: Herd of Bison Near Lake Jessie, North Dakota, USA, 1856. Artist: John Mix Stanley

Herd of Bison Near Lake Jessie, North Dakota, USA, 1856. Artist: John Mix Stanley
Herd of Bison Near Lake Jessie, North Dakota, USA, 1856. A large herd of buffalo graze near Lake Jessie in North Dakota. Print from Reports of Explorations

Background imageStanley Collection: The Queen presents the F. A. Cup to Newcastle

The Queen presents the F. A. Cup to Newcastle
The Queen hands the F.A. Cup to the Newcastle captain, Jimmy Scoular, watched by the Secretary of the Football Association, Sir Stanley Rous. B

Background imageStanley Collection: RMS Titanic sFirst Class passenger Stanley May letter

RMS Titanic sFirst Class passenger Stanley May letter
RMS TITANIC: First Class passenger Stanley May onboard letter written April 11th 1912 at 11am. The letter talks of the New York incident and calls the ship a floating palace, written on two sides

Background imageStanley Collection: Falkland Island, Stanley (aka Port Stanley). Port area of Stanley

Falkland Island, Stanley (aka Port Stanley). Port area of Stanley

Background imageStanley Collection: South America, Falkland Islands

South America, Falkland Islands
UK, Falkland Islands, Stanley. Welcome sign greets visitors

Background imageStanley Collection: GEORGE McGOVERN (1922- ). American politician. Senator McGovern beneath a poster in New York City

GEORGE McGOVERN (1922- ). American politician. Senator McGovern beneath a poster in New York City, during his presidential campaign, June 1972



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"Stanley: A Journey Through Time and Comedy" Step into the world of Stanley, where laughter and adventure await. Just like Laurel and Hardy, this enigmatic figure embodies the spirit of classic comedy. From their iconic films like "Flying Deuces" in 1939 to the timeless charm captured in a publicity still from "Big Business" in 1929, Stanley's presence is undeniable. But there's more to Stanley than just his comedic genius. Delve deeper into his story as we explore maps that trace the travels of explorers across Africa, reminding us that he too embarked on a journey filled with unknown territories and unexpected encounters. Intriguingly, we stumble upon an image of HMS Minerva at Stanley harbour, hinting at perhaps another side to our protagonist - one intertwined with maritime adventures or naval connections. As we continue our exploration, we find ourselves transported to Walton Heath Golf Club in 1932. Could it be that Stanley had a passion for golf? Or did he simply enjoy observing others engage in this gentlemanly sport? And then there are Stephen Ward's sketches of celebrities from 1960; do they hold any connection to our mysterious subject? Were these famous faces part of Stanley's circle or merely inspiration for his own artistic endeavors? The map illustrating African travels reappears once again – a reminder that while comedy may have been his calling card, there were other facets waiting to be discovered within him. Surprisingly juxtaposed against all these clues is an intriguing photograph by Stanley Morrow capturing the Little Bighorn Monument. Does this signify an interest in history or perhaps even involvement in significant events beyond what meets the eye? Finally, we encounter yet another notable figure named Stanley Baldwin – could this be a mere coincidence or does it offer insight into our protagonist's identity? The first Earl Baldwin of Bewdley leaves us wondering about potential connections between them. With each piece falling into place, the enigma deepens.