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19-01-1967 Cybermen

Publicity photos taken on January 19th 1967, to mark the return of the Cybermen in the Doctor Who story “The Moonbase”.

This story saw the uncredited debut of John Levine (later to play series regular Sergeant Benton), as a Cyberman, so it’s possible he’s in this picture.

19-01-1967 Cybermen
Original B&W photo.

Genesis of a Legend

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Tom Baker, for many the definitive Doctor, with Daleks at BBC Television Centre, in a publicity shot for his first season of Doctor Who, which included the story “Genesis of the Daleks”, around 1975.

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Original B&W photo.

George IV

George IV

King George IV, probably in the early 1820s, shortly after his accession to the throne.

George IV

Original engraving.

Crouching Venus

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One of many depictions of Aphrodite, or the ‘Crouching Venus’, this one a Roman version from the Antonine period (2nd century AD) based on  a Greek original from 200 BC.

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Original photo of statue.

J.R. Clynes

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John Robert Clynes MP, the first English leader of the British Labour Party. He didn’t get to be Prime Minister but, under his stewardship, Labour became the main opposition party in place of the Liberals.

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Original B&W photo.

Paula and kitten

Paula and Kitten (1955)

Walter Chandoha was a famous photographer, known particularly for his pictures of cats. This one is from 1955, and is of his daughter Paula and a kitten.

Paula and Kitten (1955)

Original B&W photo.

Hilaire Belloc

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Joseph Hilaire Pierre René Belloc, portrait by Emil Otto Hoppé, vintage bromide print, 1915.

NPG x7930; Hilaire Belloc by Emil Otto ('E.O.') HoppÈ

Original B&W photo.

A Russian Cruise

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Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna, her friend and Lady in waiting Anna Vyrubova and the Tsarina’s eldest child, Grand Duchess Olga Romanov, on a stop off on a Finnish Skerry (small island} during a cruise c1908.

Empress Alexandra Feodorovna and Lady in waiting Anna Vyrubova (sitting) as well as Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna (standing) at Finnish skerries, Paatio island. Note the two box cameras between the empress and the lady in waiting.

Original B&W photo.

W. G. Grace & Friend

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William Gilbert “W. G.” Grace with the Prince of Wales (later Edward VIII), in 1911. Grace seems to be in mourning, as he’s wearing a black armband. I can’t find any references to personal tragedies at this time, so it may be for Edward VII, who died the previous year.

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Original B&W photo.

Satchmo in Britain

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Louis Armstrong, near the end of his career, on a visit to West Yorkshire, England, in June 1968.

 

 

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Original B&W photo.