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Western Collection

Step into the wild, wild west and immerse yourself in a world of cowboys, saloons, and rugged landscapes

Background imageWestern Collection: Mormons caught in a prairie blizzard en route to Utah

Mormons caught in a prairie blizzard en route to Utah
Mormon hand-cart company struggling across the plains to Salt Lake City. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWestern Collection: Grey Heron, folio from a Series Commissioned by Lady Impey, c

Grey Heron, folio from a Series Commissioned by Lady Impey, c
5910204 Grey Heron, folio from a Series Commissioned by Lady Impey, c.1780-82 (opaque colours & ink on paper) by Shaikh Zain ud-Din (Sheikh Zainuddin)

Background imageWestern Collection: GUNSMOKE, c1960. Cast members Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, and Dennis Weaver in a publicity

GUNSMOKE, c1960. Cast members Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, and Dennis Weaver in a publicity photograph for the television series Gunsmoke, c1960

Background imageWestern Collection: USA, California, San Francisco Bay Area, Marin County, elevated view of Stinson Beach

USA, California, San Francisco Bay Area, Marin County, elevated view of Stinson Beach

Background imageWestern Collection: Art Deco Burgh Island Hotel

Art Deco Burgh Island Hotel
Burgh Island is a small tidal island on the coast of South Devon. There are several buildings on the island, the largest being the Art Deco Burgh Island Hotel

Background imageWestern Collection: Carry On cowboy

Carry On cowboy
Publicity poster for The Rumpo Kid character

Background imageWestern Collection: 17th century world map

17th century world map
World map, published around 1664 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, by Dutch mapmaker Joan Blaeu (c.1599- 1673). The Latin title is Nova et Accuratissima Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula

Background imageWestern Collection: Oklahoma Territory opened to settlers, 1891

Oklahoma Territory opened to settlers, 1891
Homesteaders charge at the start signal, western Oklahoma Land Rush, 1891. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWestern Collection: Buffalo soldier drinking from his canteen

Buffalo soldier drinking from his canteen on a desert march. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Frederic Remington illustration

Background imageWestern Collection: Buffalo soldiers charging to the rescue

Buffalo soldiers charging to the rescue
Captain Dodges black troopers to the rescue in the west. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Frederic Remington illustration

Background imageWestern Collection: No D1053 Western Patriarch - Western Class Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive

No D1053 Western Patriarch - Western Class Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive
Class 52 locomotive seen here outside Swindon Works

Background imageWestern Collection: Class 52 Western Diesel Locomotive at Paddington Station

Class 52 Western Diesel Locomotive at Paddington Station
A view of a Class 52 Western Diesel Locomotive at Paddington Station, c.1960s, showing passengers on platform. The Westerns were built in the early 1960s at Swindon and Crewe

Background imageWestern Collection: USA, Colorado, Telluride, Main Street and Ajax Peak, winter

USA, Colorado, Telluride, Main Street and Ajax Peak, winter

Background imageWestern Collection: USA, Colorado, Beaver Creek, Beaver Creek Ski Resort, gondola

USA, Colorado, Beaver Creek, Beaver Creek Ski Resort, gondola

Background imageWestern Collection: Carry On Cowboy

Carry On Cowboy
UK Theatrical poster

Background imageWestern Collection: PEXP2D-00013

PEXP2D-00013
Explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark with their Native American guide Sacagawea. Digital photograph of a bronze statue in Charlottesville Virginia

Background imageWestern Collection: Bozeman Trail over the Bridger Mountains, Montana

Bozeman Trail over the Bridger Mountains, Montana
Bridger Mountains, named for Jim Bridger, along the Bozeman Pass on the Bozeman Trail, Montana. Photograph

Background imageWestern Collection: Desert Landscape with Cactus in Arizona

Desert Landscape with Cactus in Arizona
Saguaro and Blooming Prickly Pear Cactus in Arizona Desert Landscape

Background imageWestern Collection: GWR tank number 34 pictured with four men on the St Ives branch. Around 1905

GWR tank number 34 pictured with four men on the St Ives branch. Around 1905
The image shows GWR number 34 pictured with two unnamed men, Charlie Gould the fireman standing on the running plate and the driver Nickie Curnow standing with his feeder (oil can)

Background imageWestern Collection: Young Crow Indian

Young Crow Indian
A Crow boy in dance costume, 1905. Printed reproduction of a photograph by Edward Curtis

Background imageWestern Collection: Native American attack on a western stagecoach

Native American attack on a western stagecoach
Western stagecoach fighting off Native Americans on the plains. Printed color halftone reproduction of a Frederic Remington illustration

Background imageWestern Collection: Sid James as the Rumpo Kind, Percy Herbert and Joan Sims in a scene from Carry On Jack

Sid James as the Rumpo Kind, Percy Herbert and Joan Sims in a scene from Carry On Jack

Background imageWestern Collection: PARIS: NOTRE DAME, 1848. The western facade of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, France

PARIS: NOTRE DAME, 1848. The western facade of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, France. Wash drawing by Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, who led the restoration of the cathedral, which began in 1845

Background imageWestern Collection: USA, Colorado, Colorado Springs, Broadmoor Hotel, exterior, morning

USA, Colorado, Colorado Springs, Broadmoor Hotel, exterior, morning

Background imageWestern Collection: Llanddwyn Island Lighthouse, Anglesey, Wales, UK

Llanddwyn Island Lighthouse, Anglesey, Wales, UK
Tar Mawr lighthouse, on Ynys Llanddwyn on Anglesey, Wales, marks the western entrance to the Menai Strait, seen here at sunset with the path that leads to this famous lighthouse. UK

Background imageWestern Collection: The Orion Nebula

The Orion Nebula (also known as Messier 42, M42, or NGC 1976) is a diffuse nebula situated south of Orions Belt. It is one of the brightest nebulae, visible to the naked eye in the night sky

Background imageWestern Collection: 10170815

10170815
Looe, South Cornwall, for Ideal Homes and Holidays, GWR Poster, 1930

Background imageWestern Collection: Angela Douglas in Carry On Cowboy

Angela Douglas in Carry On Cowboy

Background imageWestern Collection: Orange grove in California

Orange grove in California
California orange grove, 1890s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWestern Collection: Camborne Railway Station. 1920s

Camborne Railway Station. 1920s
Camborne Station in the early 1920s, including the splendid platform lamps, the flat awning of the down platform contrasting with the pitched version on the up side

Background imageWestern Collection: SHALAKO (1968)

SHALAKO (1968)
UK quad artwork for Shalako (1968)

Background imageWestern Collection: Mormons cutting stone for their temple, Utah

Mormons cutting stone for their temple, Utah
Quarrying stone for the Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWestern Collection: USA; Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park. A Grand Tetons reflecting in the Snake River

USA; Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park. A Grand Tetons reflecting in the Snake River
USA, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park. Grand Tetons reflecting in the Snake River. Credit as: Christopher Talbot Frank / Jaynes Gallery / DanitaDelimont

Background imageWestern Collection: USA, Colorado, Breckenridge, elevated town view from Mount Baldy, dawn

USA, Colorado, Breckenridge, elevated town view from Mount Baldy, dawn

Background imageWestern Collection: USA, Colorado, Crested Butte, historic buildings along Elk Avenue, winter, dawn

USA, Colorado, Crested Butte, historic buildings along Elk Avenue, winter, dawn

Background imageWestern Collection: Calstock viaduct, Cornwall. After 2nd March 1908

Calstock viaduct, Cornwall. After 2nd March 1908
The Calstock viaduct and quay with lift. The Viaduct was completed on 2nd March 1908. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageWestern Collection: Perranporth Railway Station, Cornwall. Around 1903

Perranporth Railway Station, Cornwall. Around 1903
A view over Perranporth railway station. The station was the terminus of the line from 6 July 1903 until completion of the line to Newquay on 2 January 1905

Background imageWestern Collection: Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour

Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, at sunset, with one of the statues honouring the trawlermen, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia

Background imageWestern Collection: Train crossing Stockport viaduct on London & North Western Railway. Note pollution of river banks

Train crossing Stockport viaduct on London & North Western Railway. Note pollution of river banks, smoking chimneys and complete domination of scene by railway viaduct

Background imageWestern Collection: Charles Hawtrey in a scene from Carry On Cowboy

Charles Hawtrey in a scene from Carry On Cowboy

Background imageWestern Collection: Sid James as The Rumpo Kid in Carry On Cowboy

Sid James as The Rumpo Kid in Carry On Cowboy
Sid James as The Rumpo Kid in a production still from Carry On Cowboy

Background imageWestern Collection: Bronco rider

Bronco rider
Cowboy riding a bronco on the western range. Printed color halftone reproduction of a Frederic Remington illustration

Background imageWestern Collection: Brian Aherne in AV Brambles Shooting Stars (1928)

Brian Aherne in AV Brambles Shooting Stars (1928)
Brian Aherne in Shooting Stars (1928)

Background imageWestern Collection: D1017 Western Warrior - Western Class Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive

D1017 Western Warrior - Western Class Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive
Class 52 locomotive built by BREL Swindon. Seen here at Bristol (Bath Road) depot in 1973

Background imageWestern Collection: No D1000 Western Enterprise - Western Class Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive

No D1000 Western Enterprise - Western Class Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive
Class 52 locomotive built by BREL Swindon

Background imageWestern Collection: Cover of programme for the visit of HM King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra to Sheffield to open

Cover of programme for the visit of HM King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra to Sheffield to open the University of
Original at Sheffield Local Studies PAMP 322 SQ

Background imageWestern Collection: USA, Colorado, . Rocky Mountains, A Maroon Bells reflecting in Maroon Lake

USA, Colorado, . Rocky Mountains, A Maroon Bells reflecting in Maroon Lake
USA, Colorado. Rocky Mountains, Maroon Bells reflecting in Maroon Lake. Credit as: Christopher Talbot Frank / Jaynes Gallery / DanitaDelimont

Background imageWestern Collection: Avalanche Creek, Glacier National Park, Montana USA

Avalanche Creek, Glacier National Park, Montana USA




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Step into the wild, wild west and immerse yourself in a world of cowboys, saloons, and rugged landscapes. Gunsmoke takes us back to the cusp of the 1960s with its iconic cast members Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, and Dennis Weaver. As they strike a pose in this publicity photograph, you can almost hear the echoes of gunshots and feel the dust swirling around them. Meanwhile, Carry On Cowboy transports us to Colorado's Beaver Creek Ski Resort where adventure awaits on gondolas gliding through picturesque mountains. The thrill of skiing down slopes is juxtaposed against the timeless charm of Main Street in Telluride during winter. It's as if time stands still amidst snow-covered buildings while Ajax Peak watches over this idyllic scene. Traveling further back in time brings us to St Ives branch circa 1905 when GWR tank number 34 chugged along with four men aboard. This snapshot captures an era when steam locomotives ruled the railways and evokes nostalgia for simpler times. Across continents at Newlands Corner in Surrey, England we find ourselves surrounded by stunning North Downs scenery. Nature's beauty intertwines with history as we imagine horse-drawn carriages traversing these ancient paths centuries ago. In Carry On Jack, Sid James reigns supreme as Rumpo Kind alongside Percy Herbert and Joan Sims who bring laughter to our screens. Their comedic antics transport us to a fictional world that playfully parodies historical events. Speaking of history, a glimpse at a 17th-century world map reminds us how explorers once navigated uncharted territories filled with mystery and wonder. These maps were windows into new horizons waiting to be discovered. But it wouldn't be the Wild West without buffalo soldiers like those depicted here drinking from their canteens under scorching desert sunsets. They embody resilience and courage amidst harsh conditions while protecting their land.