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1936 Collection (#4)

"1936: A Year of Iconic Moments and Cultural Shifts" Step back in time to 1936, a year filled with significant events that shaped history

Background image1936 Collection: Paddington Station No. 2 Booking Hall, 1936

Paddington Station No. 2 Booking Hall, 1936
This image was taken in 1936 after extensive modernisation was made to Paddington Station. This image shows holiday posters advertising Wolverhampton

Background image1936 Collection: Photograph of Crooked Billet PH, Barking Creek, Essex

Photograph of Crooked Billet PH, Barking Creek, Essex. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Left Face on view of the pub

Background image1936 Collection: Audrey Mosson, Railway Queen 1935 - 1936

Audrey Mosson, Railway Queen 1935 - 1936
Railway Queen Audrey Mosson photographed at her crowning ceremony at Belle Vue, Manchester on 7th September 1935. Audrey was the 10th Railway Queen

Background image1936 Collection: Bristol - The Clifton Suspension Bridge over the Avon Gorge

Bristol - The Clifton Suspension Bridge over the Avon Gorge
Bristol - The Clifton Suspension Bridge (designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel) over the River Avon Gorge - a paddlesteamer passes beneath. Date: 1936

Background image1936 Collection: Poster design, Train in Art Deco style

Poster design, Train in Art Deco style, advertising DPM White and Tinted Manifolds. 1936

Background image1936 Collection: Bromley FC football team 1936

Bromley FC football team 1936. Back row: Weeks, Clark, Centa, Bartaby, Fallon, Mallett, Wade. Front row: Stroud, Barnes, Holbrook (Captain), Brind, Clayton. Date: 1936

Background image1936 Collection: Shirley Temple starring in Captain January

Shirley Temple starring in Captain January
Shirley Temple (1926-2014) starring in Captain January (American musical comedy-drama film directed by David Butler), 1936 - 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation Production. Date: 1936

Background image1936 Collection: Short S23 Empire Flying Boat G-ADHM Caledonia

Short S23 Empire Flying Boat G-ADHM Caledonia
Short S23 Empire Flying Boat, G-ADHM, Caledonia, at the beginning of its first flight at Rochester. 11 September 1936. Date: 1936

Background image1936 Collection: Design for Cretonne with flowers

Design for Cretonne with flowers. Watercolour on copy paper. Silver Studio. 1936

Background image1936 Collection: Alfa-Romeo Racing Car

Alfa-Romeo Racing Car
The car in which Tazio Nuvolari will win two Grand Prix : other notable drivers are Raymond Sommer and Louis Chiron. Date: 1936

Background image1936 Collection: Edward VIII in his Coronation robes

Edward VIII in his Coronation robes
A triptych of paintings by Fortunino Matania of King Edward VIII dressed in his ceremonial Coronation robes, part of a special Coronation number prepared in advance by the Illustrated London News but

Background image1936 Collection: AMERICAN AIRLINES, 1936. An American Airlines display card from 1936 featuring a Giant Douglas

AMERICAN AIRLINES, 1936. An American Airlines display card from 1936 featuring a Giant Douglas Flagship

Background image1936 Collection: CARTER: POSTER, 1936. American poster of Charles Joseph Carter ( Carter the Great)

CARTER: POSTER, 1936. American poster of Charles Joseph Carter ( Carter the Great ) sawing a woman in half

Background image1936 Collection: FLASH GORDON, 1936. The Emperor Ming, played by Charles Middleton

FLASH GORDON, 1936. The Emperor Ming, played by Charles Middleton

Background image1936 Collection: CHARLES LUCKY LUCIANO (1897-1962). American gangster. Photographed by the New York City Police

CHARLES LUCKY LUCIANO (1897-1962). American gangster. Photographed by the New York City Police Department, 1936, digitally colored by Granger, NYC

Background image1936 Collection: Bentley 4. 25 litre Sports Tourer Vanden Plas

Bentley 4. 25 litre Sports Tourer Vanden Plas
Bentley 4.25 litre Sports Tourer Vanden Plas

Background image1936 Collection: Princess May of Teck, c. 1885

Princess May of Teck, c. 1885
Photographic portrait of Princess May of Teck (1867-1953), later Queen Mary, pictured c.1885, in her coming out year. In 1891 she married the Duke of York

Background image1936 Collection: Craven Lodge Fancy Ball

Craven Lodge Fancy Ball
A page from The Tatler, featuring photographs and a report on the Craven Lodge Fancy Ball in Melton, Leicestershire, a New Year party with a prehistoric fancy dress theme

Background image1936 Collection: Prince George of Wales and the Edinburgh family

Prince George of Wales and the Edinburgh family
Prince George of Wales (1865-1936), later King George V (pictured centre) with his cousins, the children of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg

Background image1936 Collection: Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg with family

Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg with family
Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg (1884-1966), fourth and youngest daughter of Prince Alfred of Edinburgh and his wife, Maria Alexandrovna (later Duke and Duchess of Saxe-Coburg)

Background image1936 Collection: Queen Mary, c. 1911

Queen Mary, c. 1911
Photographic portrait of Queen Mary, previously Princess May of Teck (1867-1953), pictured c.1911, wearing robes of the Order of the Garter

Background image1936 Collection: Ballet Russses / Cover

Ballet Russses / Cover
Cover programme design for Col de. Basils Ballet Russes, at the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden, for June-September 1936

Background image1936 Collection: Aga Kitchen Advert (2)

Aga Kitchen Advert (2)
Advertisement for a modern kitchen complete with Aga (2 of 2)

Background image1936 Collection: Aga Kitchen Advert (1)

Aga Kitchen Advert (1)
Advertisement for a modern kitchen complete with Aga (1 of 2)

Background image1936 Collection: Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in Swing Time

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in Swing Time
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dancing in Swing Time. 1936

Background image1936 Collection: 16-year-old Dinah Sheridan as Peter Pan

16-year-old Dinah Sheridan as Peter Pan in a touring production. 1936

Background image1936 Collection: Girl in a Red Dress, Seated by a Swimming Pool, 1936 (oil on board)

Girl in a Red Dress, Seated by a Swimming Pool, 1936 (oil on board)
657183 Girl in a Red Dress, Seated by a Swimming Pool, 1936 (oil on board) by Lavery, John (1856-1941); 24x20in cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Girl in a Red Dress, Seated by a Swimming Pool)

Background image1936 Collection: Mr Robert Wheatley of Cambois, who has operated a ferry across the River Wansbeck for

Mr Robert Wheatley of Cambois, who has operated a ferry across the River Wansbeck for nearly 60 years, preparing to take a passenger across the river at Cambois. 14th January 1936

Background image1936 Collection: Sentinel S4 Steam Wagon DKN380

Sentinel S4 Steam Wagon DKN380 (msn 9276), built in 1936, seen at the 1959 Crystal Palace Steam Rally. (Sentinel Waggon Works Ltd was a British company based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire) Date: 1959

Background image1936 Collection: Looe, Cornwall, August 1936

Looe, Cornwall, August 1936
A GWR Publicity view of the small coastal town of Looe in Cornwall, August 1936. Holidaymakers are swimming in the sea just off East Looe Beach with small fishing boats further out in the water

Background image1936 Collection: Kenya Colony Mombassa Section suburbs 1936 Kenya

Kenya Colony Mombassa Section suburbs 1936 Kenya
Kenya Colony. Mombassa. Section of the suburbs. 1936, Kenya, Mombasa

Background image1936 Collection: Kenya Colony Mombassa Air view Closer bay 1936

Kenya Colony Mombassa Air view Closer bay 1936
Kenya Colony. Mombassa. Air view. Closer view along the bay. 1936, Kenya, Mombasa

Background image1936 Collection: Kenya Colony Mombassa Air view Section large government

Kenya Colony Mombassa Air view Section large government
Kenya Colony. Mombassa. Air view. Section with large government buildings. 1936, Kenya, Mombasa

Background image1936 Collection: Advert, Australian Butter for the Homeland

Advert, Australian Butter for the Homeland. 1936

Background image1936 Collection: Northamptonshire CCC Cricket Team

Northamptonshire CCC Cricket Team
Group photo, Northamptonshire CCC Cricket Team. Date: circa 1936

Background image1936 Collection: Denis Compton and Patsy Hendren at The Oval, London

Denis Compton and Patsy Hendren at The Oval, London
Denis Compton (1918-1997) and Patsy Hendren (1889-1962) at The Oval, London, coming out to bat in a match between Surrey and Middlesex, 1st innings, Monday 10 August 1936. Date: 1936

Background image1936 Collection: Peckforton Wood, in the Cheshire Hunt area

Peckforton Wood, in the Cheshire Hunt area
View of Peckforton Wood, in the Cheshire Hunt area, with a hunt in progress. Date: 1936

Background image1936 Collection: Between Red Mile and Belvoir, with Belvoir Castle

Between Red Mile and Belvoir, with Belvoir Castle
View of the countryside between Red Mile and Belvoir, with Belvoir Castle in the distance, an area popular with the Belvoir Hunt, Leicestershire. Date: 1936

Background image1936 Collection: Queen Mary Ocean Liner, whistles used for signalling

Queen Mary Ocean Liner, whistles used for signalling
Queen Marys three giant whistles two on the fore funnel and one on the midships funnel, were fitted. Each were seven feet in length, and could be heard five miles away, but so low pitched

Background image1936 Collection: Queen Mary Ocean Liner, at Southampton

Queen Mary Ocean Liner, at Southampton
Reaching Southampton the Queen Mary docked in an enormous King George V graving drydock, ready for its maiden voyage to New York in May 1936

Background image1936 Collection: Queen Mary Ocean liner 1936

Queen Mary Ocean liner 1936
Front cover of Weekly Illustrated Magazine showing Queen Mary Ocean liner at Clydebank, Scotland, built by John Brown & Company Scotland. Now permanently moored at Long Beach, California, USA. 1936

Background image1936 Collection: MONTANA: DROUGHT, 1936. Man fleeing drought and grasshoppers in South Carolina

MONTANA: DROUGHT, 1936. Man fleeing drought and grasshoppers in South Carolina, with his Model T Ford on Highway 10, Missoula, Montana. Photograph by Arthur Rothstein, 1936

Background image1936 Collection: WW2 - Surcouf Submarine of the Free French Navy

WW2 - Surcouf Submarine of the Free French Navy. The largest submarine ever built until surpassed by the first Japanese I-400-class submarine in 1943

Background image1936 Collection: 6th Battalion Royal Tank Corps - manoeuvres in Egypt

6th Battalion Royal Tank Corps - manoeuvres in Egypt
6th Battalion Royal Tank Corps - manoeuvres in the Egyptian desert near Cairo from their base at Abbassia. This photograph shows light tanks in action over some rough ground. Date: 1936

Background image1936 Collection: Hawker Hector rear view with access panels removed 1936

Hawker Hector rear view with access panels removed 1936
Hawker Hector, rear view with access panels removed, 1936. Date: 1936

Background image1936 Collection: Giant limestone statues of Ramses II (Rameses - 1304-1237 BC) holding the crook and the flail

Giant limestone statues of Ramses II (Rameses - 1304-1237 BC) holding the crook and the flail, symbols of kingship, Temple of Ramses, Abu Simbel (Simbul)

Background image1936 Collection: Medals Awarded for Gallantry or Life-Saving at Sea

Medals Awarded for Gallantry or Life-Saving at Sea - top row (L-R) Stanhope gold medal awarded by the Royal Humane Society for the bravest life-saving deed of the year

Background image1936 Collection: Guildford, Surrey - Various places of note

Guildford, Surrey - Various places of note
Guildford, Surrey - The Castle Gateway, the Castle grounds, the High Street, the silent pool and the River Wey. Date: 1936




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"1936: A Year of Iconic Moments and Cultural Shifts" Step back in time to 1936, a year filled with significant events that shaped history. From captivating posters to groundbreaking films, let's explore the highlights of this remarkable era. Transport yourself through the Night Mail as you witness the power and beauty of communication depicted in an enchanting poster. Meanwhile, Haile Selassie and Ils 1936 capture our attention, reminding us of their influential roles during this period. The cover of Christie Poirot takes us on a thrilling journey into the world of mystery and intrigue. Join Charlie Chaplin and Paulette Goddard in Modern Times as they captivate audiences with their unforgettable final scene from this timeless film. Amidst political tensions, the German battleship Scharnhorst looms large on the horizon, symbolizing a turbulent era. On another note, Charles Lucky Luciano's photograph by the New York City Police Department offers a glimpse into America's underworld during these tumultuous times. Sports enthusiasts will be delighted to discover Dulwich Hamlet FC football team from 1936 – showcasing talent and camaraderie within sports communities. In contrast, Empire flying boat represents technological advancements that revolutionized travel across vast distances. Science fiction lovers can immerse themselves in Astounding Stories magazine cover featuring Shadow out of Time – transporting readers to otherworldly realms beyond imagination. Ota Chou's colorful drawing portrays women stargazers engaging with astronomy in Japan during this period. For those seeking sustenance amidst bustling city life, Quick Lunch and Snack Bar at Paddington Station provided solace for hungry travelers passing through London in 1936.