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"Double the Fun: Exploring Contrasting Worlds Through Art, History

Background imageDouble Collection: Female contortionist Diana Gaye playing records

Female contortionist Diana Gaye playing records
The female contortionist Diana Gaye in the sitting room, putting a record on the record player, with an array of the latest LP covers on display. Date: 1971

Background imageDouble Collection: The Kinecar by William Heath Robinson

The Kinecar by William Heath Robinson
Double page illustration by William Heath Robinson (1872-1944) showing a well-equipped omnibus transporting passengers while they watch a film

Background imageDouble Collection: Bridges on the Tyne

Bridges on the Tyne
The handsome bridges connecting Gateshead and Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The Great Tyne Bridge arches over Stephensons High Level Bridge, a double-decker built in 1846

Background imageDouble Collection: MOTOR BUS

MOTOR BUS
A classic double-decker of the London General Omnibus Company on the 11 route which still links Liverpool Street with Victoria via Charing Cross

Background imageDouble Collection: A Motor Bus during the London Season, 1914 by Matania

A Motor Bus during the London Season, 1914 by Matania
" Passengers out first, please" - the omnipresent motor-bus. Passengers alight from a London bus, ready to sample the delights of the city at the height of the 1914 Season. Date: 1914

Background imageDouble Collection: The Salisbury Hotel pub, Green Lanes, Harringay, London

The Salisbury Hotel pub, Green Lanes, Harringay, London
The Salisbury Hotel, a Grade II listed pub on Grand Parade - at the junction of St. Anns Road / Green Lanes, Harringay, London - built by the prolific Scottish builder J C Hill

Background imageDouble Collection: Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp radials

Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp radials

Background imageDouble Collection: Napoleonic Wars. Cuirassier. French Army. Heavy cavalry. Eng

Napoleonic Wars. Cuirassier. French Army. Heavy cavalry. Engraving. 1806

Background imageDouble Collection: Various musical instruments

Various musical instruments

Background imageDouble Collection: Patent double action grinder for asbestos by Heath Robinson

Patent double action grinder for asbestos by Heath Robinson
A patent double-action grinder for mashing asbestos fibre - a drawing done for Turners Asbestos Cement Co by William Heath Robinson, renowned for his machines and convoluted contraptions. Date: c.1925

Background imageDouble Collection: World War I (1914-1918). German poster inviting people to join the war loan. It was

World War I (1914-1918). German poster inviting people to join the war loan. It was done by Maximilian Lenz (1860-1948)

Background imageDouble Collection: Coronation Procession, 1953

Coronation Procession, 1953
Double page spread artists impression of the Coronation procession of Queen Elizabeth II showing the various military and ceremonial representatives of the UK and Commonwealth

Background imageDouble Collection: DNA molecule

DNA molecule, computer artwork. DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) is composed of two strands twisted into a double helix. Each strand consists of a sugar-phosphate backbone attached to nucleotide bases

Background imageDouble Collection: DNA molecule

DNA molecule. Computer artwork of a molecule of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) with the chemical formulas of its components. DNA is composed of two sugar-phosphate backbones (blue)

Background imageDouble Collection: The old and new forms of Accringtons Trams

The old and new forms of Accringtons Trams - the older steam tramcar from 1886 (top) dubbed the Baltic Fleet and (below) the new modern electric car - the Flying Squadron ! Date: 1907

Background imageDouble Collection: Diplodocus

Diplodocus
Weighing around 20 tonnes & reaching up to 26 metres in length Diplodocus is one of the longest-known dinosaurs. It lived 155 to 145 million years ago during the Upper Jurassic

Background imageDouble Collection: Harlequin and Columbine, with orchestra

Harlequin and Columbine, with orchestra
Harlequin and Columbine dancing on a stage, with an orchestra in the pit. 20th century

Background imageDouble Collection: Double rainbow over a lake

Double rainbow over a lake surrounded by trees

Background imageDouble Collection: 19th Century Ploughs

19th Century Ploughs
Kentish turn-wrest plough Old Norfolk plough Rotheram plough Paring plough Lord Somervilles double plough

Background imageDouble Collection: DRUNK MONK

DRUNK MONK
A portly monk with a moustache smiles to himself as he prepares to drink a glass of wine or a similar tipple

Background imageDouble Collection: Margate Pier - Jessie Wildon and her Bijou Orchestra

Margate Pier - Jessie Wildon and her Bijou Orchestra
Margate Pier - Jessie Wildon (Mrs Fred Wildon - pictured on left with cello) and her Bijou Orchestra - a musical quintet. The Wildon family ran orchestras of various types during the summer in

Background imageDouble Collection: Stuart Knussen, bass-player in the English Chamber Orchestra

Stuart Knussen, bass-player in the English Chamber Orchestra, probably during the Aldeburgh Festival of 1961 Date: 1961

Background imageDouble Collection: Champion Spark Plugs

Champion Spark Plugs
A tin sign advertising Champion double ribbed spark plugs. *EDITORIAL USE ONLY*

Background imageDouble Collection: Captain Charles Upham

Captain Charles Upham
Portrait of double VC winner, Captain Charles Upham (). Born in New Zealand, Upham was a sheep farmer who distinguished himself during World War Two on two occasions

Background imageDouble Collection: A Madame Yevonde portrait of Baba Beaton

A Madame Yevonde portrait of Baba Beaton
Miss Baba Beaton is the younger of the two beautiful and attractive Beaton girls. They are among the most popular of the blonde ex-debs, and no party is complete without them

Background imageDouble Collection: Lady and Blossom 1925

Lady and Blossom 1925
A girl, wearing a straw cloche hat with a two colour double brim and ornamented with a broad hatband and ribbon bow, smells some apple blossom

Background imageDouble Collection: Selby Abbey 1950S

Selby Abbey 1950S
The West Front of Selby Abbey, Yorkshire, England, a mixture of Norman, Gothic and Victorian architecture. Note the double decker bus, Selby to Doncaster, via Askern. Date: founded 1069

Background imageDouble Collection: Caerlaverock Castle

Caerlaverock Castle, Dumfriessshire, Scotland, a fine example of early 15th century military architecture, triangular in shape, with a double moat, drum towers, etc

Background imageDouble Collection: Chicago World Fair - Sky Ride

Chicago World Fair - Sky Ride
Chicago World Fair - The Sky Ride Date: 1933

Background imageDouble Collection: DNA molecule, artwork

DNA molecule, artwork
DNA molecule. Computer artwork of a double stranded DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) molecule amongst clouds of swirling gas. DNA is composed of two strands twisted into a double helix

Background imageDouble Collection: HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC (1865-1901). French painter. A photographic double portrait with

HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC (1865-1901). French painter. A photographic double portrait with Toulouse-Lautrec posing as model as well as painter

Background imageDouble Collection: Motor Bus London 1903

Motor Bus London 1903
A Motor Bus causes considerable interest on a London Street. Bus owners faced the competition posed by the electrification of the tramways with motor buses

Background imageDouble Collection: Bungay Corn Cross 1810

Bungay Corn Cross 1810
The corn cross from the village of Bungay, on the Suffolk/Norfolk border, and the plan of a double punt. Heraldic medallions(coins) from the 17th century surround the illustration of the cross

Background imageDouble Collection: Wrigleys Chewing Gum Ad

Wrigleys Chewing Gum Ad
Wrigleys Double Mint chewing gum advertised as a beauty aid

Background imageDouble Collection: Evening Dresses / Worth

Evening Dresses / Worth
Sensually draped dresses with narrow beaded straps, square necklines & detailing over one hip - some with double or triple skirts, uneven hemlines & trains. N.B feather fans

Background imageDouble Collection: Swinging Fashions C. 1810

Swinging Fashions C. 1810
White robes: sleeves with a double puff, scalloped hem & worn with boots, a net cap & a fringed shawl tied at the back or with vandyked hem & pantelettes

Background imageDouble Collection: Male Riding Dress 1813

Male Riding Dress 1813
Double-breasted cut-away coat worn open to reveal a white waistcoat with stand collar, shirt frill & white stock, leather breeches with falls, top boots, spurs & top hat

Background imageDouble Collection: Continental Boat Express

Continental Boat Express
The (rear of) the double-headed Continental Boat Express train at Folkestone, Kent, England, the Southern terminal for the short sea route to Boulogne and Calais, France

Background imageDouble Collection: Monk and Mug

Monk and Mug
A monk with a double chin drinking a mug of beer!

Background imageDouble Collection: Barlow?s patent double-action Jaquard loom

Barlow?s patent double-action Jaquard loom, 1851. Exhib. Cat Date: 1851

Background imageDouble Collection: Minnie Duncan music hall coster act

Minnie Duncan music hall coster act
Minnie Duncan of the music hall double act Duncan and Godfrey (Arthur Godfrey). Wearing coster costume of long black skirt with full-length white apron, shawl and large hat with ostrich feathers

Background imageDouble Collection: Arthur Godfrey music hall coster act

Arthur Godfrey music hall coster act
Arthur Godfrey of the music hall coster double act Duncan and Godfrey with Minnie Duncan. Wearing coster costume of suit with long jacket and bell bottomed trousers trimmed with pearly buttons

Background imageDouble Collection: Uprising against the Ottoman Empire. Memorial wall dedicated

Uprising against the Ottoman Empire. Memorial wall dedicated to Pepe George Kastrioti Skanderbeg (1405A?i?1468). National hero and a key figure of the Albanian National Awakening Battle scene

Background imageDouble Collection: Woman police officer in Hartnell uniform, London

Woman police officer in Hartnell uniform, London
Woman police officer (Margaret Miles) in a London street, wearing the new style Norman Hartnell uniform, introduced in 1968. Date: circa late 1960s

Background imageDouble Collection: Men in Ulster coats from the 1920s

Men in Ulster coats from the 1920s.. Men in double-breasted Ulster coats, with hats, gloves, canes and spats, in a snow scene

Background imageDouble Collection: Double coconut palm tree, Seychelles-Island

Double coconut palm tree, Seychelles-Island cocoa-nut, Lodoicea sechellarum, female and male.. Illustration by WJ Hooker, engraved by Swan

Background imageDouble Collection: Britains Brabazon I passenger aircraft by G. H. Davis

Britains Brabazon I passenger aircraft by G. H. Davis
A Leviathan of the skies: Britains Brabazon I airliner, designed to carry 72 long-distance passengers. A mammoth aerial express able to cover the England-Australia route in 48 hours

Background imageDouble Collection: Gyorgy Zala, sculpture of the Archangel Gabriel

Gyorgy Zala, sculpture of the Archangel Gabriel holding the Holy Crown of St Stephen and and the apostolic double cross (Millennium Monument, Heroes Square, Budapest, Hungary). 19th century



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"Double the Fun: Exploring Contrasting Worlds Through Art, History, and Inventions" Step into a world of whimsical imagination with "The Kinecar by William Heath Robinson, " where a fantastical contraption takes you on a double journey through time and space. Travel back to the Napoleonic Wars as you witness the sheer power and grandeur of the French Army's heavy cavalry, known as Cuirassiers. Marvel at their double strength and unwavering determination in battle. Experience the hustle and bustle of London during its vibrant season in 1914 with "A Motor Bus during the London Season. " Double-decker buses fill the streets, transporting eager passengers to various destinations while offering a unique view from above. Cross over iconic bridges on the Tyne River, connecting two sides of bustling cities. These architectural marvels symbolize unity and serve as physical representations of how they can bridge gaps between communities. Hop aboard a MOTOR BUS at The Salisbury Hotel pub in Green Lanes, Harringay, London. Witness firsthand how this modern mode of transportation revolutionized urban mobility by doubling efficiency and convenience for commuters. Relive history with glimpses from Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation Procession in 1953. Witness her majesty's royal carriage accompanied by an entourage that doubles as both protection and spectacle for all to admire. Immerse yourself in melodies created by various musical instruments playing harmoniously together. Experience how each instrument adds its own unique voice to create beautiful symphonies - truly showcasing that sometimes it takes doubles to create something extraordinary. Delight in Harlequin and Columbine's enchanting dance routine accompanied by an orchestra. Their synchronized movements demonstrate perfect coordination - proving that partnerships are often stronger when doubled up. Feel nostalgia wash over you as Jessie Wildon leads her Bijou Orchestra on Margate Pier. The soothing sounds transport listeners back to simpler times when live music doubled as a source of joy and entertainment for all.