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"Staged in the Heartland: Jack's Saloon in Happy Hollow, Hot Springs, Arkansas" Step into a world of whimsy and wonder at Jack's Saloon

Background imageStaged Collection: 2002 United States GP

2002 United States GP
INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - SEPTEMBER 29: Rubens Barrichello, Ferrari F2002, (nearest camera), wins from Michael Schumacher, Ferrari F2002

Background imageStaged Collection: Maude Edwards ventriloquist

Maude Edwards ventriloquist
Maude Edwards (1886 - 1976), female ventriloquist, with her puppeteered dummy Nobbler, stable boy seated upon her knee. Date: 1905

Background imageStaged Collection: Jacks Saloon, Happy Hollow, Hot Springs, Arkansas

Jacks Saloon, Happy Hollow, Hot Springs, Arkansas
Jacks Sallon Bar at Happy Hollow. An " amusement park" of sorts, Happy Hollow was established in the late 1880s or early 1890s by Norman McLeod off Central Avenue on what is now Fountain

Background imageStaged Collection: O wilt thou be my Valentine? by W. Heath Robinson

O wilt thou be my Valentine? by W. Heath Robinson
Tableau staged by a member of the Stock Exchange as a pleasant surprise on Valentines Day. Man dressed as cupid on grandfather clock Please note

Background imageStaged Collection: Gun dog with shooting cap, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Gun dog with shooting cap, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageStaged Collection: Tatler front-cover: H. R. H. Princess Paul of Yugoslavia

Tatler front-cover: H. R. H. Princess Paul of Yugoslavia
A beautiful portrait study of the Consort of the Regent of Yugoslavia. H.R.H. the former Princess Olga, was a sister of H.R.H

Background imageStaged Collection: A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities
A tale of two cities staged at the Lyceum Theatre, London Date: 1860

Background imageStaged Collection: Rehearsal for the First UK Aerial Post staged at Windsor

Rehearsal for the First UK Aerial Post staged at Windsor in September 1911 organised by Claude Grahame-White. Date: 1911

Background imageStaged Collection: Moscow Parade

Moscow Parade
To boost morale, a military parade is staged in Red Square, Moscow, even though at the time the Germans are on the outskirts of the city

Background imageStaged Collection: Auto polo, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Auto polo, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Auto polo, between c1910 and c1915. Shows a staged scene from a real sport called auto polo, at Hilltop Park, New York

Background imageStaged Collection: Naval combat in the colosseum in ancient Rome, 1884 (engraving)

Naval combat in the colosseum in ancient Rome, 1884 (engraving)
6116609 Naval combat in the colosseum in ancient Rome, 1884 (engraving); (add.info.: Naval combat in the colosseum in ancient Rome)

Background imageStaged Collection: Naumachia in the Courtyard of Palazzo Pitti, 1592. Creator: Orazio Scarabelli

Naumachia in the Courtyard of Palazzo Pitti, 1592. Creator: Orazio Scarabelli
Naumachia in the Courtyard of Palazzo Pitti, 1592

Background imageStaged Collection: A Vagrant on the Loose, 1891. Creator: Aleksei Kuznetsov

A Vagrant on the Loose, 1891. Creator: Aleksei Kuznetsov
A Vagrant on the Loose, 1891. One of 74 views taken in July 1891 and contained in the albumTipy i vidy Nerchinskoi katorgi (Views and inhabitants of Nerchinsk hard labor camps)

Background imageStaged Collection: Study of two boys C. 1898 (sepia photo)

Study of two boys C. 1898 (sepia photo)
5892913 Study of two boys C.1898 (sepia photo) by Pluschow, Guglielmo (Wilhelm Pluschow) (1852-1930); Private Collection; (add.info.: Guglielmo Pluschow (1852 - 1930)

Background imageStaged Collection: Staged Seppuku Harakiri Ceremony - Japan

Staged Seppuku Harakiri Ceremony - Japan
A (thankfully) staged Seppuku or Harakiri ceremony (from the late Edo period) of ritual suicide. A Japanese man has opened a cut in his abdomen in front of two witnesses

Background imageStaged Collection: Getting On With It

Getting On With It
Paul Wullum

Background imageStaged Collection: Give Peas A Chance

Give Peas A Chance
Paul Wullum

Background imageStaged Collection: Rector's One O'Clock Revue, cabaret show

Rector's One O'Clock Revue, cabaret show
Three photos of Rector's One O'Clock Revue, the cabaret show staged at Rector's club, December 1923 presented by Carl Hyson

Background imageStaged Collection: Elizabeth Bergner at St Joan

Elizabeth Bergner at St Joan
Mr. Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan, which was produced in Berlin. German actress, Elizabeth Bergner, in Mr. Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan'

Background imageStaged Collection: NAUMACHIA OF NERO

NAUMACHIA OF NERO
A naumachia staged by the emperor Nero in a flooded amphitheatre near the site of the Vatican : the crews - prisoners or criminals - fought to the death Date: circa 60

Background imageStaged Collection: NAUMACHIA OF DOMITIAN

NAUMACHIA OF DOMITIAN
A naumachia staged by the emperor Domitian in a flooded amphitheatre : the crews - prisoners or criminals - fought to the death unless spared by the emperor Date: circa 90

Background imageStaged Collection: Start of a War Party, 1907 (b/w photo)

Start of a War Party, 1907 (b/w photo)
XJF441989 Start of a War Party, 1907 (b/w photo) by Curtis, Edward Sheriff (1868-1952) ; Private Collection; (add.info.: controversial image of Native Americans)

Background imageStaged Collection: Mr and Mrs W Kevis

Mr and Mrs W Kevis
Date: May 1888 Photographer: Walter Kevis Walter Kevis Collection West Sussex Record Office Reference No: Kevis 1/K33

Background imageStaged Collection: Huge crocodile just landed - beside the Upper Nile, East Africa, c. 1905 (b / w photo)

Huge crocodile just landed - beside the Upper Nile, East Africa, c. 1905 (b / w photo)
622622 Huge crocodile just landed - beside the Upper Nile, East Africa, c.1905 (b/w photo) by Underwood & Underwood (c.1881-1940); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageStaged Collection: At the Royal Olympia Tournament in London (colour litho)

At the Royal Olympia Tournament in London (colour litho)
2783500 At the Royal Olympia Tournament in London (colour litho) by Beltrame, Achille (1871-1945); Private Collection; (add.info.: At the Royal Olympia Tournament in London)

Background imageStaged Collection: Sir Archdale Wilson, 1st Baronet, British soldier

Sir Archdale Wilson, 1st Baronet, British soldier
Vintage 19th century photograph: Sir Archdale Wilson, 1st Baronet (1803 - 9 May 1874) was a distinguished soldier in the British Indian Army, who fought at the siege of Bharatpur in 1825-6

Background imageStaged Collection: Easter card, with children holding stuffed animals, chicken and rabbit (photo)

Easter card, with children holding stuffed animals, chicken and rabbit (photo)
5987052 Easter card, with children holding stuffed animals, chicken and rabbit (photo) by European Photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Easter card)

Background imageStaged Collection: Fully-loaded Stagecoach of the Old West, c. 1885 (b / w photograph)

Fully-loaded Stagecoach of the Old West, c. 1885 (b / w photograph)
PNP265249 Fully-loaded Stagecoach of the Old West, c.1885 (b/w photograph) by American Photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageStaged Collection: Artist painting pretty girl with roses (colour photo)

Artist painting pretty girl with roses (colour photo)
2797041 Artist painting pretty girl with roses (colour photo) by French Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Artist painting pretty girl with roses)

Background imageStaged Collection: A battle... coloured (colour litho)

A battle... coloured (colour litho)
2808949 A battle.... coloured (colour litho) by Beltrame, Achille (1871-1945); Private Collection; (add.info.: A colorful battle)

Background imageStaged Collection: Les Indiens A Paris (engraving)

Les Indiens A Paris (engraving)
2789226 Les Indiens A Paris (engraving) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Les Indiens A Paris. Illustration for Journal Des Voyages, 16 June 1889)

Background imageStaged Collection: A... Too Much Actor (Colour Litho)

A... Too Much Actor (Colour Litho)
2777790 A... Too Much Actor (Colour Litho) by Beltrame, Achille (1871-1945); Private Collection; (add.info.: An overly important actor. In Madrid, at the Teatro della Zarzuela)

Background imageStaged Collection: Mrs. G. G. Haines, Dressing Room Tea Party, 1902 (silver gelatin print)

Mrs. G. G. Haines, Dressing Room Tea Party, 1902 (silver gelatin print)
MNY381457 Mrs. G.G. Haines, Dressing Room Tea Party, 1902 (silver gelatin print) by Byron Company (fl.1890-1942); 27.9x35.6 cm; Museum of the City of New York

Background imageStaged Collection: Market Scene, 1880-1888. Creator: Frank A. Nowell

Market Scene, 1880-1888. Creator: Frank A. Nowell
A reddish brown stereograph photograph of a butcher shop scene. In the image, two African-American men stand in front of a display of meat that appears to be staged in a photography studio

Background imageStaged Collection: Pearserves

Pearserves
Paul Wullum

Background imageStaged Collection: Members of the Mediaeval Society couldn t wait to get to grips with each other in a

Members of the Mediaeval Society couldn t wait to get to grips with each other in a Viking/Anglo-Saxon mock battle during the British Steel Gala. 3rd July 1988

Background imageStaged Collection: Prison des Chantiers, le 15 aout 1871, Versailles, 1870-71

Prison des Chantiers, le 15 aout 1871, Versailles, 1870-71

Background imageStaged Collection: Medieval Tournament at Cremorne Gardens, London, 1863

Medieval Tournament at Cremorne Gardens, London, 1863
Medieval tournament held at Cremorne Gardens in London, 1863. This mock battle, between knights on horseback, was staged before a large crowd of Victorian Londoners. Date: 1863

Background imageStaged Collection: Royal Italian Opera - Foscari

Royal Italian Opera - Foscari
The first English production of this opera set in Venice, staged at the Royal Italian Opera House, London : it is based on a play by Byron. Date: first performed 1844

Background imageStaged Collection: DUTCH MYSTERY PLAY

DUTCH MYSTERY PLAY
A mystery play is staged in the town square of a Dutch town, attracting crowds of townsfolk, while better-off people watch from their balconies Date: 16th century

Background imageStaged Collection: C18 STAGE SCENE

C18 STAGE SCENE
Scene from an unidentified French comedy, illustrating the realistic decor within which the plays of the period are staged Date: 18th century

Background imageStaged Collection: Hippodrome, London - stage effects 1906

Hippodrome, London - stage effects 1906
When THE EARTHQUAKE is staged at the Hippodrome in Leicester Square, London, the stage is flooded and buildings collapse but the heroine survives... Date: 1906

Background imageStaged Collection: The Fruit Sellers, ca. 1845. Creator: Possibly by William Henry Fox Talbot

The Fruit Sellers, ca. 1845. Creator: Possibly by William Henry Fox Talbot
The Fruit Sellers, ca. 1845

Background imageStaged Collection: On their Way to Battle, First World War, c1916, (c1920). Creator: Unknown

On their Way to Battle, First World War, c1916, (c1920). Creator: Unknown
On their Way to Battle, First World War, c1916, (c1920)....some of the Worcesters [Worcestershire Regiment], mentioned by Sir Douglas Haig for their gallantry against the German counter-attacks

Background imageStaged Collection: Theodore Hardeen brother of Harry Houdini 1905

Theodore Hardeen brother of Harry Houdini 1905
Theodore Hardeen (1876 1945), Hungarian magician and escape artist, younger brother of the famous Harry Houdini, (with whom he formerly worked with), known simply as Hardeen or Brother of Houdini

Background imageStaged Collection: WWI - Patriotic German soldiers bearing their Flag

WWI - Patriotic German soldiers bearing their Flag
Four German soldiers proudly advance into battle bearing the national flag. The caption translates (loosely!) as: Living for the banner - No faltering will lead to glory




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"Staged in the Heartland: Jack's Saloon in Happy Hollow, Hot Springs, Arkansas" Step into a world of whimsy and wonder at Jack's Saloon, nestled in the charming town of Happy Hollow. This hidden gem transports you to a bygone era with its vintage decor and lively atmosphere. As you sip on your favorite libation, immerse yourself in the pages of "O wilt thou be my Valentine?" by W. Heath Robinson - a tale that captures both love and laughter. In this captivating setting, even man's best friend gets in on the act. Picture a gun dog donning a shooting cap amidst the picturesque landscapes of Buckinghamshire, England. It's an image straight out of Tatler magazine featuring none other than H. R. H. Princess Paul of Yugoslavia herself. But our journey doesn't stop there; we travel through time and space to witness history unfold before our eyes. From the rehearsal for the First UK Aerial Post staged at Windsor to grand Moscow Parades, these spectacles leave us breathless with their sheer scale and magnificence. Entertainment takes center stage as Maude Edwards mesmerizes audiences with her ventriloquism skills while Elizabeth Bergner captivates as St Joan. And let's not forget about The Rector's One O'Clock Revue - a cabaret show that keeps everyone laughing and applauding throughout. Amidst all this excitement, we catch glimpses of everyday life too - people simply "Getting On With It. " These candid moments remind us that behind every grand production lies ordinary individuals who make it all happen. Finally, we delve into ancient Rome where Nero stages his epic Naumachia - naval battles recreated for entertainment purposes. The splendor is unmatched as spectators marvel at this larger-than-life spectacle fit for an emperor. So come one, come all. Step into this world where reality meets fantasy; where stories are brought to life and dreams take flight.