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20th Century Collection

"Capturing the Essence of the 20th Century: A Kaleidoscope of Moments" The 20th century, a time of remarkable achievements and profound transformations

Background image20th Century Collection: Pale Blue Dot, Voyager 1

Pale Blue Dot, Voyager 1
This unique narrow-angle color image is of the Earth, dubbed Pale Blue Dot, is a part of the first ever portrait of the solar system taken by Voyager 1

Background image20th Century Collection: Earthrise over Moon, Apollo 8

Earthrise over Moon, Apollo 8. This famous image, one of the first of the Earth seen from another world, was taken by US astronauts on board the Apollo 8 spacecraft on 24th December 1968 as they

Background image20th Century Collection: The Goose Fair, Nottingham- Arthur Spooner

The Goose Fair, Nottingham- Arthur Spooner

Background image20th Century Collection: Elsie on Hassan - Laura Knight

Elsie on Hassan - Laura Knight
Oil on Canvas 68.6 x 76.2

Background image20th Century Collection: ROY ROGERS (1912-1998). Leonard Slye. American singing cowboy actor

ROY ROGERS (1912-1998). Leonard Slye. American singing cowboy actor. Photographed with his horse Trigger
ROY ROGERS (1912-1998). N© Leonard Slye. American singing cowboy actor. Photographed with his horse Trigger

Background image20th Century Collection: Gypsy Splendour - Laura Knight

Gypsy Splendour - Laura Knight
Oil on Canvas 101.6 x 76.2

Background image20th Century Collection: The Silver Slipper Casino on the Strip in Las Vegas circa 1970s

The Silver Slipper Casino on the Strip in Las Vegas circa 1970s

Background image20th Century Collection: RenA©Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke, 1875 - 1926, also known as Rainer Maria Rilke

RenA©Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke, 1875 - 1926, also known as Rainer Maria Rilke
ReneKarl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke, 1875 - 1926, also known as Rainer Maria Rilke. Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist. After a contemporary print

Background image20th Century Collection: Laurel and Hardy

Laurel and Hardy
LAUREL AND HARDY

Background image20th Century Collection: Earthrise photograph, artwork

Earthrise photograph, artwork
Earthrise photograph. Artwork based on the famous Earthrise photographs taken by the Apollo 8 astronauts Frank Borman and William Anders

Background image20th Century Collection: 1919 solar eclipse

1919 solar eclipse. Image 2 of 3. This set of images, taken by the British astronomer Arthur Eddington (1882-1944), confirmed Einsteins theory of general relativity

Background image20th Century Collection: Bigfoot film, 1967

Bigfoot film, 1967
Bigfoot film. Still photograph from the famous Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot film made in North Carolina, USA, on 20 October 1967

Background image20th Century Collection: RIVERA: DAY OF THE DEAD. Feast of the Day of the Dead. Mural by Diego Rivera at the Ministry of

RIVERA: DAY OF THE DEAD. Feast of the Day of the Dead. Mural by Diego Rivera at the Ministry of Public Education, Mexico City

Background image20th Century Collection: LAUREL AND HARDY. Stan Laurel (left) and Oliver Hardy

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

Background image20th Century Collection: OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT. Illustration by Leslie Brook (1862-1940) for Edward Lears Nonsense Song

OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT. Illustration by Leslie Brook (1862-1940) for Edward Lears Nonsense Song, Stories, Botany, and Alphabets

Background image20th Century Collection: 1919 solar eclipse

1919 solar eclipse
^B1919 solar eclipse. Image 1 of 3.^b This set of images, taken by the British astronomer Arthur Eddington (1882-1944), confirmed Einsteins theory of general relativity

Background image20th Century Collection: Christmas Market in Marienplatz and the New Town Hall, Munich, Bavaria, Germany, Europe

Christmas Market in Marienplatz and the New Town Hall, Munich, Bavaria, Germany, Europe

Background image20th Century Collection: CHABAS: SEPTEMBER MORN. Oil on canvas by Paul Chabas, 20th century

CHABAS: SEPTEMBER MORN. Oil on canvas by Paul Chabas, 20th century

Background image20th Century Collection: Thames Barrier on River Thames and Canary Wharf in the background, London, England

Thames Barrier on River Thames and Canary Wharf in the background, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background image20th Century Collection: Hungary, Budapest, The Green donkey (Metaphysics), 1924

Hungary, Budapest, The Green donkey (Metaphysics), 1924
Sandor Bortnyik (1893-1976), The Green Donkey (Metaphysics), 1924

Background image20th Century Collection: Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire- Arthur Spooner

Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire- Arthur Spooner

Background image20th Century Collection: Captain Albert Ball (1896-1917), VC, DSO

Captain Albert Ball (1896-1917), VC, DSO
Artist: Newling, Edward - Title: Captain Albert Ball (1896-1917), VC, DSO - Date: 1921 - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 111.8 x 86.4

Background image20th Century Collection: France, Nice, Blue Nude IV, 1952

France, Nice, Blue Nude IV, 1952
Henri Matisse (1869-1954), Blue Nude IV, 1952

Background image20th Century Collection: USA, Buffalo, Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash, 1912, oil on canvas

USA, Buffalo, Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash, 1912, oil on canvas
Giacomo Balla (1871-1958), Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash, 1912, oil on canvas

Background image20th Century Collection: Take something home with you from the Natural History Shop

Take something home with you from the Natural History Shop
General Museum poster. Drawing of a child leading a dinosaur out of the Museum, with the slogan Take something home with you from the Natural History [Museum] Shop, South Kensington, London

Background image20th Century Collection: Mass spectrometer, 1954

Mass spectrometer, 1954
Mass spectrometer. Researchers adjusting the controls of a mass spectrometer. This is an all-metal demountable mass spectrometer

Background image20th Century Collection: Newcastle upon Tyne skyline, Gateshead with the Tyne Bridge over River Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Newcastle upon Tyne skyline, Gateshead with the Tyne Bridge over River Tyne, Tyne and Wear, Tyneside, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background image20th Century Collection: Satchel Paige. American baseball player

Satchel Paige. American baseball player
LEROY R. PAIGE (1906-1982). Satchel Paige. American baseball player

Background image20th Century Collection: Europe at night

Europe at night, satellite image. North is at top. Yellow lights mark the major cities and population areas, showing a clearly delineated Mediterranean coast

Background image20th Century Collection: Catalan Atlas, 14th century

Catalan Atlas, 14th century. The 6-page Catalan Atlas (1375) was produced on vellum by the Jewish cartographer Abraham Cresques

Background image20th Century Collection: Da Vincis crossbow

Da Vincis crossbow. Late 19th Century reproduction of a page from a notebook written by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), showing his design for a giant crossbow. Published circa 1894-1904

Background image20th Century Collection: JEAN SIBELIUS (1865-1957). Finnish composer. Oil, 1894, by Akseli Gallen-Kallela

JEAN SIBELIUS (1865-1957). Finnish composer. Oil, 1894, by Akseli Gallen-Kallela

Background image20th Century Collection: JOHN WAYNE (1907-1979). American actor. Wayne in a scene from The Comancheros

JOHN WAYNE (1907-1979). American actor. Wayne in a scene from The Comancheros
JOHN WAYNE (1907-1979). American actor. Wayne in a scene from " The Comancheros"

Background image20th Century Collection: Marconi radio apparatus

Marconi radio apparatus
Marconi radio equipment on a ship. The equipment includes headphones and a Morse code key (lower centre). The equipment is labelled (left-right)

Background image20th Century Collection: Carl Sagan, US astronomer

Carl Sagan, US astronomer
Carl Edward Sagan (1934-1996), US astronomer and astrochemist. Sagan was a consultant and adviser to NASA, and worked on the Apollo mission, as well as the Mariner, Viking, Voyager

Background image20th Century Collection: Ludwig Wittgenstein, caricature

Ludwig Wittgenstein, caricature
Ludwig Wittgenstein. Caricature of the Austrian-British philosopher Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein (1889-1951). Wittgenstein is considered by many to be the greatest philosopher of the 20th

Background image20th Century Collection: Austria, Vienna, Photographic portrait of Gustav Mahler

Austria, Vienna, Photographic portrait of Gustav Mahler
Austria - 20th century. Gustav Mahler (Kalischt, 1860 - Vienna, 1911), Austrian composer and conductor of Bohemian origin. Photographic portrait

Background image20th Century Collection: Richard Feynman, caricature C015 / 6715

Richard Feynman, caricature C015 / 6715
Richard Feynman (1918-1988). Caricature of the American theoretical physicist Richard Phillips Feynman. As a young man, Feynman worked on the American atomic bomb project at Los Alamos

Background image20th Century Collection: Neptune, Voyager 2 image

Neptune, Voyager 2 image
Neptune. Neptune is a gas giant, composed mostly of hydrogen and helium with some methane. Seen at centre is the Great Dark Spot, thought to be a hole in the methane cloud deck of Neptune

Background image20th Century Collection: Apollo 17 astronaut

Apollo 17 astronaut. US astronaut and geologist Dr Harrison Schmitt exploring the Taurus-Littrow region of the Moon, as part of NASAs Apollo 17 mission

Background image20th Century Collection: Astronaut footprints on the Moon

Astronaut footprints on the Moon. Computer artwork recreating a photograph of boot imprints left by astronauts on the Moon

Background image20th Century Collection: Sigmund Freud, Austrian psychologist

Sigmund Freud, Austrian psychologist
Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), Austrian psychologist, holding a cigar. Freud established the idea that mental disorders could have psychological as well as physiological causes

Background image20th Century Collection: ALBAN BERG (1885-1935). Austrian composer. Oil on canvas by Arnold Schoenberg

ALBAN BERG (1885-1935). Austrian composer. Oil on canvas by Arnold Schoenberg

Background image20th Century Collection: Newstead Abbey, the Monks Wood, Nottinghamshire (Newstead Abbey from the North West)- Arthur Spooner

Newstead Abbey, the Monks Wood, Nottinghamshire (Newstead Abbey from the North West)- Arthur Spooner

Background image20th Century Collection: Tatton Cinema Gatley NWC01_01_0639

Tatton Cinema Gatley NWC01_01_0639
Tatton Cinema, Gatley Road, Gatley, Stockport. The Tatton Cinema viewed from the south-west at dusk, with people gathered below the projecting porch and billboard

Background image20th Century Collection: USA, White Flag

USA, White Flag
Jasper Johns (1930), White Flag, 1955

Background image20th Century Collection: Astronaut Alan Bean on the Moon

Astronaut Alan Bean on the Moon during the Apollo 12 moon landings, holding equipment for experiments. The second manned mission to land on the Moon, Apollo 12

Background image20th Century Collection: Alexei Leonov, first space walk, 1965

Alexei Leonov, first space walk, 1965
First space walk. Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov (born 1934), outside the Voskhod 2 spacecraft in a spacesuit on 18 March 1965, while orbiting the Earth (in the background)




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"Capturing the Essence of the 20th Century: A Kaleidoscope of Moments" The 20th century, a time of remarkable achievements and profound transformations, left an indelible mark on our collective memory. From the iconic Pale Blue Dot image captured by Voyager 1 to Earthrise over Moon witnessed by Apollo 8 astronauts, humanity's perspective expanded beyond imagination. Artists like Laura Knight with her masterpiece "Gypsy Splendour" and Arthur Spooner's depiction of "The Goose Fair, Nottingham" showcased the vibrant spirit and cultural diversity that defined this era. Meanwhile, in 1919, a solar eclipse mesmerized observers worldwide as they marveled at nature's celestial spectacle. In the realm of entertainment, Laurel and Hardy brought laughter to millions through their timeless comedy routines. Their comedic genius transcended borders and generations alike. Similarly, Laura Knight immortalized Elsie on Hassan with her brush strokes capturing both beauty and strength. Photographs such as the awe-inspiring Earthrise photograph became symbols of environmental awareness while igniting a sense of unity among mankind. On a different note, even Bigfoot made its appearance in film during this period - sparking curiosity about unknown creatures lurking within our world. Diego Rivera's mural titled "RIVERA: DAY OF THE DEAD, " adorning Mexico City's Ministry of Public Education building celebrated life amidst death during the Feast of Day Dead—an enduring testament to Mexican culture and traditions. As we journeyed through time together, witnessing milestones like Stan Laurel alongside Oliver Hardy or admiring London's Thames Barrier guarding against rising tides with Canary Wharf looming behind it all—these snapshots encapsulate just some facets that shaped an extraordinary century filled with progress and wonderment.