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Thoroughfare Collection

"Journey through Time and Space: Exploring the Thoroughfares of History" Step into a world where maps unveil tales of bygone eras

Background imageThoroughfare Collection: Map of Malvern Hills in Worcestershire, England Victorian Engraving, 1840

Map of Malvern Hills in Worcestershire, England Victorian Engraving, 1840
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraving of Map of Malvern Hills in Worcestershire, England Victorian Engraving, 1840. Source: Original edition from my own archives

Background imageThoroughfare Collection: Prague

Prague
Antique map of Prague from 1898

Background imageThoroughfare Collection: Christmas Steps, Bristol

Christmas Steps, Bristol
A rainy day on Christmas Steps, Bristol, England. This old thoroughfare probably took its name from a Christmas charity, which was formerly dispensed from here

Background imageThoroughfare Collection: Retro Style Desert Scene with Old Gas Station and Saguaro Cactus

Retro Style Desert Scene with Old Gas Station and Saguaro Cactus on a sunny day

Background imageThoroughfare Collection: GWR Iron Duke Class Steam Locomotive

GWR Iron Duke Class Steam Locomotive
Vintage engraving of a GWR Iron Duke Class Steam Locomotive. The Great Western Railway Iron Duke Class 4-2-2 was a class of broad gauge steam locomotives for express passenger train work

Background imageThoroughfare Collection: Dublin / O connell Street

Dublin / O connell Street
The famous thoroughfare of O Connell Street, Dublin, Ireland, with the Post Office on the left and Nelsons Column in the centre. Date: early 1930s

Background imageThoroughfare Collection: Victorian London - A shady place

Victorian London - A shady place
Vintage engraving showing a scene from 19th Century London England. A dark alley in Whitechapel circa 1870

Background imageThoroughfare Collection: Map of Hull

Map of Hull
Vintage map from 1880 of Hull in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. The city of Hull has served as market town, military supply port, trading hub, fishing and whaling centre

Background imageThoroughfare Collection: Map of the City of Durham, England Victorian Engraving, 1840

Map of the City of Durham, England Victorian Engraving, 1840
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraving of Map of the City of Durham, England Victorian Engraving, 1840. Source: Original edition from my own archives

Background imageThoroughfare Collection: Kuwait - The Main Street of the Kuwait City

Kuwait - The Main Street of the Kuwait City Date: 1933

Background imageThoroughfare Collection: Maidstone Road, Lenham

Maidstone Road, Lenham
LENHAM, KENT, ENGLAND. Maidstone Road, Lenham, Kent. A main thoroughfare into the village, little changed today

Background imageThoroughfare Collection: Map of Litchfield in Staffordshire, England Victorian Engraving, 1840

Map of Litchfield in Staffordshire, England Victorian Engraving, 1840
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraving of Map of Litchfield in Worcestershire, England Victorian Engraving, 1840. Source: Original edition from my own archives

Background imageThoroughfare Collection: By Jerusalem. Study, 1921. Creator: Anna Katarina Boberg

By Jerusalem. Study, 1921. Creator: Anna Katarina Boberg
By Jerusalem. Study, 1921

Background imageThoroughfare Collection: Historic map of London (18th Century)

Historic map of London (18th Century)
map/plan of the inner city of London from 1898

Background imageThoroughfare Collection: South Devon Railway Leopard class Saddle Tank Engine

South Devon Railway Leopard class Saddle Tank Engine
Vintage engraving of Lance a South Devon Railway Leopard class Saddle Tank Engine. Lance (1875 to 1892) GWR no. 2130, it was one of two locomotives kept working at Swindon railway works for shunting

Background imageThoroughfare Collection: Map of Coventry in Warwickshire, England Victorian Engraving, 1840

Map of Coventry in Warwickshire, England Victorian Engraving, 1840
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraving of Map of Coventry in Warwickshire, England Victorian Engraving, 1840. Source: Original edition from my own archives

Background imageThoroughfare Collection: Map of Exeter in Devon, England Victorian Engraving, 1840

Map of Exeter in Devon, England Victorian Engraving, 1840
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraving of Map of Exeter in Devon, England Victorian Engraving, 1840. Source: Original edition from my own archives

Background imageThoroughfare Collection: Map of the Pall Mall area of London

Map of the Pall Mall area of London
Map of the Charing Cross, Pall Mall and Pimlico area of central London showing, the famous thoroughfare of Pall Mall with its numerous club houses

Background imageThoroughfare Collection: Victorian London boys begging and sweeping street, 1870

Victorian London boys begging and sweeping street, 1870
Vintage engraving of Victorian London boys begging and sweeping street. Mothers Last Words, Mrs Sewell, c.1870

Background imageThoroughfare Collection: Victorian London orphan boy begging on the street, 1870

Victorian London orphan boy begging on the street, 1870
Vintage engraving of Victorian London orphan boy begging on the street, 1870. Mothers Last Words, Mrs Sewell

Background imageThoroughfare Collection: A very rare Dutch Delft blue and white rectangular plaque

A very rare Dutch Delft blue and white rectangular plaque
1766903 A very rare Dutch Delft blue and white rectangular plaque, depicting wayfarers on a road in a wooded landscape (porcelain) by Frijtom

Background imageThoroughfare Collection: Horse-riders going toward the Bois de Boulogne; Cavaliers se Rendant au Bois de Bologne

Horse-riders going toward the Bois de Boulogne; Cavaliers se Rendant au Bois de Bologne
825256 Horse-riders going toward the Bois de Boulogne; Cavaliers se Rendant au Bois de Bologne, 1888 (gouache on board) by Toulouse-Lautrec

Background imageThoroughfare Collection: Stream Train built in, Crewe Locomotive Works, 1892

Stream Train built in, Crewe Locomotive Works, 1892
Vintage engraving of a Stream Train built at the London and North Western Locomotive Works, at Crewe, 1892, 19th Century

Background imageThoroughfare Collection: Map of the City of Bedford, England Victorian Engraving, 1840

Map of the City of Bedford, England Victorian Engraving, 1840
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraving of Map of the City of Bedford, England Victorian Engraving, 1840. Source: Original edition from my own archives

Background imageThoroughfare Collection: Piccadilly and Hatchetts Hotel, London, c. 1887 (albumen print)

Piccadilly and Hatchetts Hotel, London, c. 1887 (albumen print)
1769880 Piccadilly and Hatchetts Hotel, London, c.1887 (albumen print) by English Photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Piccadilly and Hatchetts Hotel, London)

Background imageThoroughfare Collection: Mount Kolss, Sunlight Effect, 1895 (oil on canvas)

Mount Kolss, Sunlight Effect, 1895 (oil on canvas)
988639 Mount Kolss, Sunlight Effect, 1895 (oil on canvas) by Monet, Claude (1840-1926); 65x100 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Mount Kolss, Sunlight Effect; Le Mont Kolss, Effet de Soleil)

Background imageThoroughfare Collection: The Scribe, (oil on canvas)

The Scribe, (oil on canvas)
651541 The Scribe, (oil on canvas) by Deutsch, Ludwig (1855-1935); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Scribe. Ludwig Deutsch (1855-1935)

Background imageThoroughfare Collection: Flower Power; Marchande de Fleurs, (oil on canvas)

Flower Power; Marchande de Fleurs, (oil on canvas)
651397 Flower Power; Marchande de Fleurs, (oil on canvas) by Gilbert, Victor Gabriel (1847-1933); 47x38 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Flower Power; Marchande de Fleurs)

Background imageThoroughfare Collection: Great Eastern Railway Single Express Locomotive, 1862

Great Eastern Railway Single Express Locomotive, 1862
Vintage engraving of a Great Eastern Railway Single Express Locomotive, 1862

Background imageThoroughfare Collection: Children Feeding Ducks Beside a Cottage in a Wooded Lane, (watercolour with white heightening)

Children Feeding Ducks Beside a Cottage in a Wooded Lane, (watercolour with white heightening on board)
652103 Children Feeding Ducks Beside a Cottage in a Wooded Lane, (watercolour with white heightening on board) by Stannard

Background imageThoroughfare Collection: Teatime (pencil and watercolour heightened with white on card)

Teatime (pencil and watercolour heightened with white on card)
1765030 Teatime (pencil and watercolour heightened with white on card) by Foster, Myles Birket (1825-99); Private Collection; (add.info.: Teatime. Myles Birket Foster (1825-1899)

Background imageThoroughfare Collection: Beside the Old Church Gate Farm, Smarden, Kent (watercolour with scratching out)

Beside the Old Church Gate Farm, Smarden, Kent (watercolour with scratching out)
1766697 Beside the Old Church Gate Farm, Smarden, Kent (watercolour with scratching out) by Allingham, Helen (1848-1926); 24.5x32.8 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageThoroughfare Collection: The Fortune Teller, 1907 (oil on canvas)

The Fortune Teller, 1907 (oil on canvas)
658467 The Fortune Teller, 1907 (oil on canvas) by Hardy, Heywood (1842-1933); 68.5x100.3 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: The Fortune Teller. Heywood Hardy (1842-1933). Oil on canvas

Background imageThoroughfare Collection: A Parisian; Une Parisienne, (oil on canvas)

A Parisian; Une Parisienne, (oil on canvas)
827434 A Parisian; Une Parisienne, (oil on canvas) by Beraud, Jean (1849-1935); 36.8x26.7 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: A Parisian; Une Parisienne. Jean Beraud (1849-1935). Oil on canvas

Background imageThoroughfare Collection: Winchelsea from the Rye Road, (pencil and watercolour)

Winchelsea from the Rye Road, (pencil and watercolour)
651975 Winchelsea from the Rye Road, (pencil and watercolour) by Turner, Joseph Mallord William (1775-1851); 12.7x19.9 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Winchelsea from the Rye Road)

Background imageThoroughfare Collection: Figures on Le Boulevard St. Denis at Twilight, (gouache)

Figures on Le Boulevard St. Denis at Twilight, (gouache)
659140 Figures on Le Boulevard St. Denis at Twilight, (gouache) by Galien-Laloue, Eugene (Jacques Lievin) (1854-1941); 22.7x33.6 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Figures on Le Boulevard St)

Background imageThoroughfare Collection: Corpus Christi College, Oxford, (pencil and watercolour)

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, (pencil and watercolour)
824154 Corpus Christi College, Oxford, (pencil and watercolour) by Turner, William (Turner of Oxford) (1789-1862); 22.3x33.4 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Corpus Christi College, Oxford)

Background imageThoroughfare Collection: The Avenue at the Park of Voyer-d Argenson at Asnieres, 1887 (oil on canvas)

The Avenue at the Park of Voyer-d Argenson at Asnieres, 1887 (oil on canvas)
987401 The Avenue at the Park of Voyer-d Argenson at Asnieres, 1887 (oil on canvas) by Gogh, Vincent van (1853-90); 55x67 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageThoroughfare Collection: An advertising poster for Scarborough (colour lithograph)

An advertising poster for Scarborough (colour lithograph)
1769922 An advertising poster for Scarborough (colour lithograph) by Gorbatov, Konstantin Ivanovich (1876-1928); 102x127 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: An advertising poster for Scarborough)

Background imageThoroughfare Collection: Street Urchins, (oil on canvas)

Street Urchins, (oil on canvas)
985231 Street Urchins, (oil on canvas) by Witkowski, Karl (1860-1910); 61x51 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Street Urchins. Karl Witkowski (1860-1910). Oil on canvas

Background imageThoroughfare Collection: The Good Samaritan, 1622. Creator: Workshop of Domenico Fetti

The Good Samaritan, 1622. Creator: Workshop of Domenico Fetti
The Good Samaritan, 1622.

Background imageThoroughfare Collection: Easter Morning, 1828. Creator: Caspar David Friedrich

Easter Morning, 1828. Creator: Caspar David Friedrich
Easter Morning, 1828.

Background imageThoroughfare Collection: The Meeting of Tamar and Judah, 1555. Creator: Jacopo Tintoretto

The Meeting of Tamar and Judah, 1555. Creator: Jacopo Tintoretto
The Meeting of Tamar and Judah, 1555.

Background imageThoroughfare Collection: The Rest on the Flight into Egypt, 1515. Creator: Bernaert van Orley

The Rest on the Flight into Egypt, 1515. Creator: Bernaert van Orley
The Rest on the Flight into Egypt, 1515.

Background imageThoroughfare Collection: Moonlit Landscape with a Road beside a canal, 1645. Creator: Aert van der Neer

Moonlit Landscape with a Road beside a canal, 1645. Creator: Aert van der Neer
Moonlit Landscape with a Road beside a canal, 1645.

Background imageThoroughfare Collection: Traffic Squad Police, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service

Traffic Squad Police, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service
Traffic Squad Police, 1911.

Background imageThoroughfare Collection: Baltimore Convention, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service

Baltimore Convention, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service
1912 Democratic National Convention held at the Fifth Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, June 25-July 2.



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"Journey through Time and Space: Exploring the Thoroughfares of History" Step into a world where maps unveil tales of bygone eras, as we embark on a captivating exploration of thoroughfares that have shaped history. Our first stop takes us to Worcestershire, England, where the Map of Malvern Hills reveals an enchanting landscape dotted with Victorian charm. Transported back to Bristol's yesteryears, we find ourselves ascending the Christmas Steps - a picturesque pathway adorned with timeless elegance. As we wander further into Victorian London, shadows dance upon cobblestone streets, whispering secrets from another era. Across the Irish Sea lies Dublin's O'Connell Street, bustling with life and echoing stories of resilience and rebellion. Yet our journey doesn't end there; a retro-style desert scene beckons us towards an old gas station amidst towering saguaro cacti – a nostalgic reminder of American highways past. Returning to England's embrace, the Map of Durham unveils architectural wonders frozen in time. Meanwhile, Hull's map invites us to uncover hidden gems within its vibrant urban tapestry. Venturing eastward brings us to Kuwait City's Main Street – a testament to modernity intertwined with rich cultural heritage. And just when you think our voyage is complete, Maidstone Road in Lenham captivates with its quaint beauty and idyllic countryside vistas. Immerse yourself in artistry as "Flower Power" transports us to Parisian streets alive with color and fragrance. Prague enchants visitors through winding alleys that hold centuries-old secrets waiting patiently for discovery. Finally, aboard South Devon Railway's Leopard class Saddle Tank Engine, let nostalgia whisk you away on scenic routes reminiscent of simpler times. Join us on this extraordinary journey through diverse landscapes and historical narratives woven together by these remarkable thoroughfares. Let their whispers guide your imagination as you traverse continents and epochs alike – for in each street, road, or path lies a story waiting to be heard.