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1950 1959 Collection

Background image1950 1959 Collection: Bristol Brabazon I Airliner

Bristol Brabazon I Airliner
16th June 1950: The Bristol Brabazon I, at 130 tons, the worlds largest airliner seen here as it visits London airport. The Bristol Type 167 Brabazon was a large propeller-driven airliner

Background image1950 1959 Collection: Cinema Silhouette

Cinema Silhouette
A couple silhouetted against the bright neon lights of a Granada Cinema. Original Publication: Picture Post - 7045 - Usherette - unpub. (Photo by Bert Hardy/Getty Images)

Background image1950 1959 Collection: BOAC Comet

BOAC Comet
The BOAC Comet taxiing onto the runaway at London Airport. The Comet, which will fly to Johannesburg, will be the worlds first jet passenger service. (Photo by Reg Speller/Getty Images)

Background image1950 1959 Collection: Parisian Lovers

Parisian Lovers
23rd June 1951: A young couple sharing an intimate moment in one of the pavement cafes on the Champs-Elysees, Paris. Original Publication

Background image1950 1959 Collection: Church Sheep

Church Sheep
6th August 1955: Sheep huddle in the doorway of the Abbey on the tiny island of Iona, famous for its connection with St Columba who founded a community on Iona after he was expelled from Ireland

Background image1950 1959 Collection: Fawley Oil Refinery

Fawley Oil Refinery
circa 1952: Fawley Oil Refinery, Southampton, is owned by the Esso Petroleum Company. It is the largest oil refinery in Europe. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

Background image1950 1959 Collection: Corby Ironworks

Corby Ironworks
11th February 1950: Corby Ironworks in Northamptonshire at night. Original Publication: Picture Post - 4975 - Did You Know This Was Happening To England? - pub

Background image1950 1959 Collection: Battersea Power Station Silhouette

Battersea Power Station Silhouette
25th January 1954: Battersea power station in London. With dimensions of 160m x 170m, the roof of the boiler house 50m tall, and its four 103m tall, tapering chimneys

Background image1950 1959 Collection: 1959 Ford Thunderbird

1959 Ford Thunderbird
View of a 1959 Ford Thunderbird motor car, its convertible roof in the down position, parked outside on a grassy field, 1959. (Photo by FPG/Getty Images)

Background image1950 1959 Collection: T T Photographer

T T Photographer
9th June 1951: Don Price taking photos, with a Speed Graphic camera, of the TT race by standing on a Matchless 500 Twin motorcycle. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background image1950 1959 Collection: Luton Hoo

Luton Hoo
April 1950: The outside of Luton Hoo in Bedfordshire which houses the Wernher Collection. (Photo by Reg Speller/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background image1950 1959 Collection: Igor Stravinsky

Igor Stravinsky
Russian-born American composer, conductor and pianist Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971) conducting at a recording session in London. (Photo by Erich Auerbach/Getty Images)

Background image1950 1959 Collection: Soused Mouse

Soused Mouse
27th February 1954: A mouse is tempted to climb a miniature ladder for a sip of sherry in a wine cellar at Jerez in Spain. Original Publication: Picture Post - 6734 - Sherry Comes From Spain - pub

Background image1950 1959 Collection: Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday
1954: American jazz singer Billie Holiday (1915 - 1959), also known as Lady Day, during a performance. Original Publication: Picture Post - 7380 - Billie Holiday - unpub

Background image1950 1959 Collection: Blackpool Tower

Blackpool Tower
circa 1950: Built in 1894, and modelled on the Eiffel Tower, the tower at Blackpool dominates the towns skyline standing 158 metres tall. (Photo by George H. Hall/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background image1950 1959 Collection: Fly Past

Fly Past
31st May 1956: Shackletons of RAF Coastal Command at a Fly Past over Buckingham Palace at the ceremony of Trooping the Colour. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background image1950 1959 Collection: Man riding bucking horse in rodeo

Man riding bucking horse in rodeo

Background image1950 1959 Collection: Group of young women wearing bathing suits, portrait (B&W sepia)

Group of young women wearing bathing suits, portrait (B&W sepia)
Bathing suits reflect different eras from Victorian to 1930 s. archival image

Background image1950 1959 Collection: Beach Ballet

Beach Ballet
August 1955: A ballet dancer draws circles in the sand with the points of her toes. Original Publication: Picture Post - 8498 - Festival Ballet Dancer - unpub

Background image1950 1959 Collection: Hounds And Horse

Hounds And Horse
17th January 1953: Some of the hounds of the Pytchley Hunt with a horse at a meeting in Daventry in Northamptonshire. Original Publication: Picture Post - 6531 - A Hunting We Will Go - pub

Background image1950 1959 Collection: London Power Station

London Power Station
2nd July 1955: Battersea power station in London. Original Publication: Picture Post - 7838 - What can The Citizen Do ? - pub. 1958 (Photo by Michael Hardy/Picture Post/Getty Images)

Background image1950 1959 Collection: Star Loco; A scene from the Ealing Comedy, Titfield Thunderbolt

Star Loco; A scene from the Ealing Comedy, Titfield Thunderbolt
6th September 1952: A scene from the Ealing comedy, Titfield Thunderbolt with the Thunderbolt played by the Lion a 114 year old locomotive lent by the Liverpool Engineering Society which originally

Background image1950 1959 Collection: Giant Basket

Giant Basket
A woman carrying a large wicker basket through a street in Assisi. Picture Post - 5409 - Assisi - pub. 1951 (Photo by Thurston Hopkins/Getty Images)

Background image1950 1959 Collection: Gasometers beside Regents Canal in London

Gasometers beside Regents Canal in London. Original Publication: Picture Post - 6625 - London Canals - unpub. (Photo by Thurston Hopkins/Getty Images)

Background image1950 1959 Collection: Fog At Liverpool Street

Fog At Liverpool Street
Two passengers looking at the train departure board at Liverpool Street Station, London, during heavy fog, 29th January 1959. Most rail services have been delayed because of the weather

Background image1950 1959 Collection: Standard Eight Cars

Standard Eight Cars
A row of Standard Cars waiting to be sent to retailers. A four door saloon costs ?481, does 50 miles to the gallon and is the cheapest car in Britain

Background image1950 1959 Collection: Zephyr Zodiac

Zephyr Zodiac
A Ford overdrive Zephyr Zodiac Mark II. (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images)

Background image1950 1959 Collection: Illustration of vintage Mercedes Gullwing sports car, 1950s

Illustration of vintage Mercedes Gullwing sports car, 1950s

Background image1950 1959 Collection: Hand dropping note in suggestion box

Hand dropping note in suggestion box

Background image1950 1959 Collection: Graham Greene

Graham Greene
14th August 1954: English novelist and playwright Graham Greene (1904-1991). Original Publication: Picture Post - 7239 - Graham Greene - pub. 1954 (Photo by Kurt Hutton/Picture Post/Getty Images)

Background image1950 1959 Collection: Lost In Sheep

Lost In Sheep
11th August 1951: A flock of sheep manoeuvre their way around a parked car on their way down the slopes of Snowdonia, at Hafod-y-Llan, Wales

Background image1950 1959 Collection: Morris Minor

Morris Minor
25th October 1952: A Morris Minor saloon car parked on an English village street. Original Publication: Picture Post - 6156 - 1952 - Motor Show - pub

Background image1950 1959 Collection: Perth Over The Tay

Perth Over The Tay
A view over the River Tay from Victoria Bridge to Perth Street, Perth, Scotland, 16th April 1955. Original publication: Picture Post - 7671 - Make Perth The Capital - pub

Background image1950 1959 Collection: Law Society Building in Chancery Lane, London

Law Society Building in Chancery Lane, London
19th July 1950: Law Society Building in Chancery Lane, London. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background image1950 1959 Collection: Duke Ellington in London

Duke Ellington in London
6th October 1958: American big band leader and legendary jazz pianist Duke Ellington (1899 - 1974), in London. (Photo by Reg Davis/Express/Getty Images)

Background image1950 1959 Collection: Priory Church of Saint Bartholomew the Great

Priory Church of Saint Bartholomew the Great
circa 1950: A view of the Priory Church of Saint Bartholomew the Great. Londons oldest surviving church. Founded in 1123 as an Augustinian Priory, it has been in continuous use since 1143

Background image1950 1959 Collection: Steel Furnace

Steel Furnace
16th August 1952: Liquid metal spraying out of the furnace at Thomas and Baldwins steel works in Ebbw Vale, Wales. Original Publication: Picture Post - 6005 - Steel Town - pub

Background image1950 1959 Collection: Bagpipe Player

Bagpipe Player
24th September 1955: A bagpipe player of Princess Louises Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders wearing the Sutherland tartan at Stirling in Scotland

Background image1950 1959 Collection: Skyline Of The Financial Section Of N. Y. The East

Skyline Of The Financial Section Of N. Y. The East
UNITED STATES - Circa 1950s: Skyline Of The Financial Section Of N.Y. The East River & The Brooklyn Bridge View From The Manhattan Bridge Barges Wharves Skyscrapers Piers. (Photo by H)

Background image1950 1959 Collection: Police Station

Police Station
31st December 1956: The Clones Road customs post in Ulster which has sustained damage from bullets. Original Publication: Picture Post - 8772 - Assassins On British Border - pub

Background image1950 1959 Collection: Retro Style Scene of old gas station in Arizona Desert

Retro Style Scene of old gas station in Arizona Desert
Old gas station with prickly pear cactus in vast desert landscape

Background image1950 1959 Collection: Boston terrier and puppies

Boston terrier and puppies
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1950s: Boston terrier with litter of five week old puppies. (Photo by H. Armstrong Roberts/Retrofile/Getty Images)

Background image1950 1959 Collection: Chimpanzees as policemen

Chimpanzees as policemen
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1950s: Two chimpanzees dressed as policemen, standing holding guns. (Photo by H. Armstrong Roberts/Retrofile/Getty Images)

Background image1950 1959 Collection: Dog Walking

Dog Walking
16th January 1954: A dog walking across the slums of Manchester. Original Publication: Picture Post - 6871- The Best And Worst Of Our Cities: Manchester - pub

Background image1950 1959 Collection: Dereliction

Dereliction
8th January 1955: The derelict buildings and discarded machinery of a worked-out coal mine near Wigan, Lancashire. Original Publication: Picture Post - 7467 - Problem Of A Dying Coalfield - pub

Background image1950 1959 Collection: Corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street, with Capitol Records Building

Corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street, with Capitol Records Building
The corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, circa 1958. On the right is the Capitol Records Building

Background image1950 1959 Collection: BEA Planes standing on the tarmac at London Airport

BEA Planes standing on the tarmac at London Airport
1957: British European Airways planes standing on the tarmac at London Airport. (Photo by Emil/BIPs/Getty Images)



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