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Background imageExcitement Collection: A Message from the Sea, 1883, (c1930). Creator: William McTaggart

A Message from the Sea, 1883, (c1930). Creator: William McTaggart
A Message from the Sea, 1883, (c1930). Three fisher-children finding a bottle washed up by the tide. The setting is the beach at Machrihanish, a village in Argyll on the west coast of Scotland

Background imageExcitement Collection: The departure of an automobile rally, 1931. Artist: Guy Sabran

The departure of an automobile rally, 1931. Artist: Guy Sabran
The departure of an automobile rally, 1931. A print from the front cover of the magazine L Illustration, 3 October 1931

Background imageExcitement Collection: Race for the Great St Leger Stakes, 1836. Artist: Harris

Race for the Great St Leger Stakes, 1836. Artist: Harris
Race for the Great St Leger Stakes, 1836. First held in 1776, the St Leger is the oldest of the five classic English horse races

Background imageExcitement Collection: City of London Election: the nomination at Guildhall, 1865. Creator: Unknown

City of London Election: the nomination at Guildhall, 1865. Creator: Unknown
City of London Election: the nomination at Guildhall, 1865. '...the hustings was graced by the presence of Royalty: her Majesty the Queen of the Netherlands

Background imageExcitement Collection: The Spring Meeting at Yokohama: race of the Japanese officers...the start..., 1865. Creator: Unknown

The Spring Meeting at Yokohama: race of the Japanese officers...the start..., 1865. Creator: Unknown
The Spring Meeting at Yokohama: race of the Japanese officers - the start, 1865. 'Our Special Artist and Correspondent at Yokohama writes as follows

Background imageExcitement Collection: The Race for the Grand Prix de Paris, at Longchamps, on the 5th June, 1864. Creator: Unknown

The Race for the Grand Prix de Paris, at Longchamps, on the 5th June, 1864. Creator: Unknown
The Race for the Grand Prix de Paris, at Longchamps, on the 5th June, 1864. '...owing to the inferiority of the animals ultimately left on the card

Background imageExcitement Collection: Presidential electioneering in New York: torchlight procession of the M'Clellan party, 1864

Presidential electioneering in New York: torchlight procession of the M'Clellan party, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Presidential electioneering in New York: torchlight procession of the M'Clellan party, 1864. Engraving of a sketch by Mr. C. D

Background imageExcitement Collection: Kerbstone stockbrokers in New York, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson

Kerbstone stockbrokers in New York, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson
Kerbstone stockbrokers in New York, 1864. The prevailing mania just now in the city of New York is that of gambling in stocks...William-street is the great theatre of speculation...[with] innumerable

Background imageExcitement Collection: Raising the colossal bronze statue of Hercules found underground in the Campo dei Fiori, Rome

Raising the colossal bronze statue of Hercules found underground in the Campo dei Fiori, Rome, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Raising the colossal bronze statue of Hercules found underground in the Campo dei Fiori, Rome, 1864. Engraving from a sketch by M. Carli, a French artist

Background imageExcitement Collection: Visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales to Sweden: departure from Gottenborg Railway Station

Visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales to Sweden: departure from Gottenborg Railway Station, 1864 Creator: Unknown
Visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales to Sweden: departure from Gottenborg Railway Station - from a sketch by our special artist, 1864

Background imageExcitement Collection: The Post Office of Auckland, New Zealand: arrival of the 'Home' Mails, 1864. Creator: Unknown

The Post Office of Auckland, New Zealand: arrival of the "Home" Mails, 1864. Creator: Unknown
The Post Office of Auckland, New Zealand: arrival of the "Home" Mails, 1864. "The mail-steamer from Sydney comes here once a month, bringing letters and papers from England

Background imageExcitement Collection: Her Majesty, en route for Scotland, at Dunbar Station, 1858. Creator: Unknown

Her Majesty, en route for Scotland, at Dunbar Station, 1858. Creator: Unknown
Her Majesty, en route for Scotland, at Dunbar Station, 1858....a monster train of excursionists, under the guidance of Mr

Background imageExcitement Collection: Jumping Dog, 1920. Creator: Carl Wilhelmson

Jumping Dog, 1920. Creator: Carl Wilhelmson
Jumping Dog, 1920

Background imageExcitement Collection: Garibaldi's entry into Naples - a sketch in the Strada di Toledo, by T. Nast, 1860. Creator: Unknown

Garibaldi's entry into Naples - a sketch in the Strada di Toledo, by T. Nast, 1860. Creator: Unknown
Garibaldi's entry into Naples - a sketch in the Strada di Toledo, by T. Nast, 1860. The Toledo is the main artery of Naples, and Garibaldi traversed this magnificent street in the afternoon

Background imageExcitement Collection: Arrival of the first train of the Atlantic and Great Western Railroad at James Town... 1860

Arrival of the first train of the Atlantic and Great Western Railroad at James Town... 1860. Creator: Unknown
Arrival of the first train of the Atlantic and Great Western Railroad at James Town from New York, 1860....the line just opened [supplies] an immediate connected highway from the chief emporium of

Background imageExcitement Collection: Neapolitans proceeding to record their votes for annexation... 1860. Creator: Unknown

Neapolitans proceeding to record their votes for annexation... 1860. Creator: Unknown
Neapolitans proceeding to record their votes for annexation - from a sketch by our special artist, Frank Vizetelly, 1860. The streets of Naples were all excitement from an early hour on the 21st

Background imageExcitement Collection: Visit of the Boys of the Clyde training-ship Cumberland to H.M.S. Aurora, 1876. Creator: Unknown

Visit of the Boys of the Clyde training-ship Cumberland to H.M.S. Aurora, 1876. Creator: Unknown
Visit of the Boys of the Clyde training-ship Cumberland to H.M.S. Aurora, 1876. Engraving from a sketch by Captain Grier. The little fellows seemed delighted at witnessing the manoeuvres of

Background imageExcitement Collection: Christ's Hospital and Christmas Eve - drawn by John Gilbert, 1857. Creator: Unknown

Christ's Hospital and Christmas Eve - drawn by John Gilbert, 1857. Creator: Unknown
Christ's Hospital and Christmas Eve - drawn by John Gilbert, 1857. Festive scene outside the Blue Coat School in Newgate Street, City of London. From "Illustrated London News", 1857

Background imageExcitement Collection: Man with a viewing box, and a seller of songs, 1868-1928. Creator: Henry Reynolds Steer

Man with a viewing box, and a seller of songs, 1868-1928. Creator: Henry Reynolds Steer
Man with a viewing box, and a seller of songs, 1868-1928. A blind man with an early version of a magic lantern is accompanied by a young woman selling sheet music

Background imageExcitement Collection: Shower of Bon-Bons on the Esplanade of the Invalides, 1856. Creator: Unknown

Shower of Bon-Bons on the Esplanade of the Invalides, 1856. Creator: Unknown
Shower of Bon-Bons on the Esplanade of the Invalides, 1856. Paris celebrates the birth of Prince Louis Napoleon, heir to the French throne

Background imageExcitement Collection: The Ascent of Balloons from the Esplanade of the Invalides, 1856. Creator: Unknown

The Ascent of Balloons from the Esplanade of the Invalides, 1856. Creator: Unknown
The Ascent of Balloons from the Esplanade of the Invalides, 1856. Paris celebrates the birth of Prince Louis Napoleon, heir to the French throne

Background imageExcitement Collection: The Peace Commemoration - Country Visitors at the Illumination, 1856. Creator: Unknown

The Peace Commemoration - Country Visitors at the Illumination, 1856. Creator: Unknown
The Peace Commemoration - Country Visitors at the Illumination, 1856. Paris prepares to celebrate the end of the Crimean War

Background imageExcitement Collection: The Peace Illuminations - A Street Scene - drawn by George Thomas, 1856. Creator: Unknown

The Peace Illuminations - A Street Scene - drawn by George Thomas, 1856. Creator: Unknown
The Peace Illuminations - A Street Scene - drawn by George Thomas, 1856. Londoners celebrate the end of the Crimean War. It was necessary that the people should share, or appear to share

Background imageExcitement Collection: Children's First View of the Sea, 1891. Creator: R Barnes

Children's First View of the Sea, 1891. Creator: R Barnes
Children's First View of the Sea, 1891. From "The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper", Volume 44. July to December, 1891

Background imageExcitement Collection: Christmas Tree in the Childrens Ward at the London Hospital, Whitechapel, 1886. Creator: Unknown

Christmas Tree in the Childrens Ward at the London Hospital, Whitechapel, 1886. Creator: Unknown
Christmas Tree in the Childrens Ward at the London Hospital, Whitechapel, 1886. From "The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper Volume 33. January to June, 1886"

Background imageExcitement Collection: Arrival of the King of Denmark at Flensburg, 1854. Creator: Smyth

Arrival of the King of Denmark at Flensburg, 1854. Creator: Smyth
Arrival of the King of Denmark at Flensburg, 1854. Opening of the British-built Royal Danish Railway by Frederick VII, King of Denmark

Background imageExcitement Collection: Opening of the Great North of Scotland Railway - The Huntly Station, 1854. Creator: Unknown

Opening of the Great North of Scotland Railway - The Huntly Station, 1854. Creator: Unknown
Opening of the Great North of Scotland Railway - The Huntly Station, 1854. Locals turn out for the arrival of the first steam train in their town

Background imageExcitement Collection: Goodwood Races, 1850. Creator: Unknown

Goodwood Races, 1850. Creator: Unknown
Goodwood Races, 1850. Horseracing at Goodwood Racecourse near Chichester, West Sussex. The Grandstand, with its saloons, banquet-halls, terraces, and parterres "lying in a pleasant shade

Background imageExcitement Collection: The first FA Cup Final is held at the new Wembley Stadium in London, 28 April 1923, (1935)

The first FA Cup Final is held at the new Wembley Stadium in London, 28 April 1923, (1935). Police trying to keep the crowds back at the first Football Association Challenge Cup final match between

Background imageExcitement Collection: Two children driving through a winter landscape, c1900. Creator: Carl Froschl

Two children driving through a winter landscape, c1900. Creator: Carl Froschl
Two children driving through a winter landscape, c1900

Background imageExcitement Collection: England wins The Ashes against Australia, Oval Cricket Ground, London, 1926, (1935)

England wins The Ashes against Australia, Oval Cricket Ground, London, 1926, (1935). The enthusiastic crowd swarming across the ground to congratulate the English team

Background imageExcitement Collection: Sport in the Eighteenth Century, c1720-1764, (1925). Creator: William Hogarth

Sport in the Eighteenth Century, c1720-1764, (1925). Creator: William Hogarth
Sport in the Eighteenth Century, c1720-1764, (1925). Wagerning bets on a Pocklington cockfight. From " London in the Eighteenth Century", by Sir Walter Besant. [A. & C. Black, Ltd

Background imageExcitement Collection: Boys playing with a home-made go-kart, Horley, Surrey, 1965

Boys playing with a home-made go-kart, Horley, Surrey, 1965

Background imageExcitement Collection: Gibier qui peut être chassé en toutes les saisons, 1845. Creator: Honore Daumier

Gibier qui peut être chassé en toutes les saisons, 1845. Creator: Honore Daumier
Gibier qui peut etre chasse en toutes les saisons, 1845. Game that can be hunted in all seasons. Series: Les Gens de Justice, no. 3; Periodical: Le Charivari, 24-25 March 1845

Background imageExcitement Collection: Arrival of the Picadors;An Autumn Tour in Andalusia, 1875. Creator: Gustave Doré

Arrival of the Picadors;An Autumn Tour in Andalusia, 1875. Creator: Gustave Doré
Arrival of the Picadors; An Autumn Tour in Andalusia, 1875. [Scene outside the bullring in southern Spain]. From, Illustrated Travels by H.W. Bates

Background imageExcitement Collection: Fishing, from the series 'A Set of Ten Beauties in Flowerlike Styles

Fishing, from the series "A Set of Ten Beauties in Flowerlike Styles
Fishing, from the series " A Set of Ten Beauties in Flowerlike Styles (Enshoku hana fuzoku ju awase)", c. 1782

Background imageExcitement Collection: President Nixon and Dr. Paine Wait to Meet Apollo 11 Astronauts, 1969. Creator: NASA

President Nixon and Dr. Paine Wait to Meet Apollo 11 Astronauts, 1969. Creator: NASA
President Nixon and Dr. Paine Wait to Meet Apollo 11 Astronauts, 1969. President Richard M. Nixon and Dr. Thomas O. Paine, NASA Administrator, watch Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A

Background imageExcitement Collection: Springtime and Love, 1878. Creator: Francesco Paolo Michetti

Springtime and Love, 1878. Creator: Francesco Paolo Michetti
Springtime and Love, 1878

Background imageExcitement Collection: Vue de la Foire de Beson, 1750. Creator: Gabriel de Saint-Aubin

Vue de la Foire de Beson, 1750. Creator: Gabriel de Saint-Aubin
Vue de la Foire de Beson, 1750. View of the Fair at Bezons, near Paris

Background imageExcitement Collection: Nearing the Issue at the Cockpit, 1879. Creator: Horace Bonham

Nearing the Issue at the Cockpit, 1879. Creator: Horace Bonham
Nearing the Issue at the Cockpit, 1879

Background imageExcitement Collection: Entering the Rapids, 1874. Creator: James David Smillie

Entering the Rapids, 1874. Creator: James David Smillie
Entering the Rapids, 1874. Tourists on board the steamer Spartan as it navigates white water on the the Saint Lawrence River, Ontario, Canada....the water leaps tempestuously around her

Background imageExcitement Collection: Finish of the Race, 1872. Creator: Gustave Doré

Finish of the Race, 1872. Creator: Gustave Doré
Finish of the Race, 1872. Spectators in the stands at the finishing line of Epsom Derby on Derby Day. From, " LONDON. A Pilgrimage" by Gustave Dore and Blanchard Jerrold. [Grant and Co

Background imageExcitement Collection: Here is a gentleman who knows all about the new opera, (1907). Creator: Unknown

Here is a gentleman who knows all about the new opera, (1907). Creator: Unknown
Here is a gentleman who knows all about the new opera, (1907). When the young Mendelssohn was about 12 years old, he met the composer and conductor Julius Benedict

Background imageExcitement Collection: Would not that be splendid for an oratorio!, (1907). Creator: Unknown

Would not that be splendid for an oratorio!, (1907). Creator: Unknown
Would not that be splendid for an oratorio!, (1907). Mendelssohns oratorio " Elijah", was inspired by a passage from the First Book of Kings, beginning with the words, And behold

Background imageExcitement Collection: Blackpool, 2009. Creator: Ethel Davies

Blackpool, 2009. Creator: Ethel Davies
The ‘ Big One roller coaster seen from the pier, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Blackpool, Lancashire, England

Background imageExcitement Collection: Word from the missing, 1877. Artist

Word from the missing, 1877. Artist
Word from the missing, 1877. A woman collecting driftwood accompanied by two children. A model ship lies abandoned by the boys feet

Background imageExcitement Collection: Royal Cock Pit, 1808. Artist: J Bluck

Royal Cock Pit, 1808. Artist: J Bluck
Royal Cock Pit, 1808. Interior view of the Royal Cockpit, Dartmouth Street, off Birdcage Walk, Westminster

Background imageExcitement Collection: A butchers boy riding a horse, Provincial Characters, 1813

A butchers boy riding a horse, Provincial Characters, 1813
A butchers boy riding a horse, with a dog running alongside. From Provincial Characters, 1813



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