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Background imageMessage Collection: Flags used for Nelsons famous signal at the Battle of Trafalgar, 1805

Flags used for Nelsons famous signal at the Battle of Trafalgar, 1805. The flags used by Lieutenant Pasco aboard HMS Victory to send the message England expects that every man will do his duty

Background imageMessage Collection: Wireless officer sending a message by Morse Code from on board a ship, 1916

Wireless officer sending a message by Morse Code from on board a ship, 1916
Wireless officer sending a message by morse code from on board a ship, 1916. Wireless telegraphy at sea was made possible by the type of sending

Background imageMessage Collection: The Annunciation to Saint Anne, 1505. Creator: Bernhard Strigel

The Annunciation to Saint Anne, 1505. Creator: Bernhard Strigel
The Annunciation to Saint Anne, 1505. The story of the Annunciation to Saint Anne appears in The Golden Legend and in the apocryphal gospels

Background imageMessage Collection: Laying of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable: receiving messages from the Great Eastern...Valencia

Laying of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable: receiving messages from the Great Eastern...Valencia, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Laying of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable: receiving messages from the Great Eastern in the instrument-room of the Telegraph House at Foilhommerum, Valencia, 1865

Background imageMessage Collection: 'Whitefield Preaching in Moorfields' A.D. 1742, by E. Crowe...the Royal Academy, 1865

"Whitefield Preaching in Moorfields" A.D. 1742, by E. Crowe...the Royal Academy, 1865. Creator: W Thomas
"Whitefield Preaching in Moorfields" A.D. 1742, by E. Crowe, in the exhibition of the Royal Academy, 1865. Engraving of a painting

Background imageMessage Collection: A Journey into the Herzegovina: Fate of a Turkish Spy, from a sketch by our special artist, 1876

A Journey into the Herzegovina: Fate of a Turkish Spy, from a sketch by our special artist, 1876. Creator: Unknown
A Journey into the Herzegovina: Fate of a Turkish Spy, from a sketch by our special artist, 1876....the death of a spy who had ventured in disguise to get information for the Turkish Pasha among

Background imageMessage Collection: Narihira's Servant Delivering a Letter to Takako, c1766. Creator: Shunsho

Narihira's Servant Delivering a Letter to Takako, c1766. Creator: Shunsho
Narihira's Servant Delivering a Letter to Takako, c1766. Series: Tales of Ise in Iroha Order

Background imageMessage Collection: Love letter, 1848. Creator: Waldmüller, Ferdinand Georg (1793-1865)

Love letter, 1848. Creator: Waldmüller, Ferdinand Georg (1793-1865)
Love letter, 1848. Private Collection

Background imageMessage Collection: New Year greeting with anemones, 1896-1897. Creator: Sina Mesdag van Houten

New Year greeting with anemones, 1896-1897. Creator: Sina Mesdag van Houten
New Year greeting with anemones, 1896-1897

Background imageMessage Collection: The Poisoning Case at Rugeley - Trial of William Palmer, in the Central Criminal Court, 1856

The Poisoning Case at Rugeley - Trial of William Palmer, in the Central Criminal Court, 1856. Creator: Unknown
The Poisoning Case at Rugeley - Trial of William Palmer, in the Central Criminal Court, 1856. English doctor William Palmer, also known as the Rugeley Poisoner or the Prince of Poisoners

Background imageMessage Collection: Oh! ma femme est morte!, 1836. Creator: Honore Daumier

Oh! ma femme est morte!, 1836. Creator: Honore Daumier
Oh! ma femme est morte!, 1836. Oh! my wife is dead

Background imageMessage Collection: La note verbale a la France; l'Ambassadeur d'Allemagne au quai d'Orsay, 23 juillet, 1914

La note verbale a la France; l'Ambassadeur d'Allemagne au quai d'Orsay, 23 juillet, 1914. Creator: J Simont
La note verbale a la France; l'Ambassadeur d'Allemagne au quai d'Orsay, 23 juillet, 1914. From "L'Album de la Guerre 1914-1919, Volume I" [L'Illustration, Paris, 1924]

Background imageMessage Collection: A telegram, 1893. Creator: Julius Exner

A telegram, 1893. Creator: Julius Exner
A telegram, 1893. A distraught young woman holds a message bearing bad news. On the table are balls of yarn she has spun with her spinning wheel

Background imageMessage Collection: When Other Friends Are Round Thee, c. 1853. Creator: Robert Walter Weir

When Other Friends Are Round Thee, c. 1853. Creator: Robert Walter Weir
When Other Friends Are Round Thee, c. 1853

Background imageMessage Collection: Birthday Greetings, after Meyer Von Bremen, 1891. Creator: Unknown

Birthday Greetings, after Meyer Von Bremen, 1891. Creator: Unknown
Birthday Greetings, after Meyer Von Bremen, 1891. From "The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper", Volume 44. July to December, 1891

Background imageMessage Collection: A Happy New Year, Welcome to our Table; New Year 1854, 1854. Creator: Unknown

A Happy New Year, Welcome to our Table; New Year 1854, 1854. Creator: Unknown
A Happy New Year, Welcome to our Table; New Year 1854, 1854. From "Cassells Illustrated Family Paper; London Weekly 31/12/1853 - 30/12/1854"

Background imageMessage Collection: A Merry Christmas and Sit Down and Partake; Christmas 1853, 1853. Creator: Unknown

A Merry Christmas and Sit Down and Partake; Christmas 1853, 1853. Creator: Unknown
A Merry Christmas and Sit Down and Partake; Christmas 1853, 1853. From "Cassells Illustrated Family Paper; London Weekly 31/12/1853 - 30/12/1854"

Background imageMessage Collection: Valentine in Shadow Box, c. 1938. Creator: Inez McCombs

Valentine in Shadow Box, c. 1938. Creator: Inez McCombs
Valentine in Shadow Box, c. 1938

Background imageMessage Collection: Pigeon Post, 20 February 1943, (1947). Creator: Unknown

Pigeon Post, 20 February 1943, (1947). Creator: Unknown
Pigeon Post, 20 February 1943, (1947). Princess Elizabeth (future Queen Elizabeth II) and her younger sister Princess Margaret Rose, members of the Buckingham Palace Company of Girl Guides

Background imageMessage Collection: Ellis's Soda Water, 1891. Creator: Unknown

Ellis's Soda Water, 1891. Creator: Unknown
Ellis's Soda Water, 1891. From "The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper", Volume 44. July to December, 1891

Background imageMessage Collection: Furtive message (Messaggio furtivo), 1870-71. Creator: Luigi Crosio

Furtive message (Messaggio furtivo), 1870-71. Creator: Luigi Crosio
Furtive message (Messaggio furtivo), 1870-71

Background imageMessage Collection: New Year's Greeting Card, 1806. Creator: Joseph Bergler

New Year's Greeting Card, 1806. Creator: Joseph Bergler
New Year's Greeting Card, 1806

Background imageMessage Collection: Mary Magdalene Writing, First Half of 16th cen. Creator: Master of the Female Half-Lengths

Mary Magdalene Writing, First Half of 16th cen. Creator: Master of the Female Half-Lengths (First half of 16th cen.)
Mary Magdalene Writing, First Half of 16th cen. Found in the collection of the Muzeum Narodowe, Krakow

Background imageMessage Collection: Bureau of Engraving And Printing - Treasury Department, 1912. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Bureau of Engraving And Printing - Treasury Department, 1912. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Bureau of Engraving And Printing - Treasury Department, [Washington, DC], 1912. [Man in uniform using communications apparatus]

Background imageMessage Collection: Young Women with a Letter, ca 1813-1820. Creator: Goya, Francisco, de (1746-1828)

Young Women with a Letter, ca 1813-1820. Creator: Goya, Francisco, de (1746-1828)
Young Women with a Letter, ca 1813-1820. Found in the Collection of the Musee des Beaux-Arts, Lille

Background imageMessage Collection: In Calipatria, California, where thousands of refugees congregate, 1937. Creator: Dorothea Lange

In Calipatria, California, where thousands of refugees congregate, 1937. Creator: Dorothea Lange
In Calipatria, California, where thousands of refugees congregate

Background imageMessage Collection: Courtesans and Their Attendants Parading under Lanterns, c. 1780/1801. Creator: Katsukawa Shuncho

Courtesans and Their Attendants Parading under Lanterns, c. 1780/1801. Creator: Katsukawa Shuncho
Courtesans and Their Attendants Parading under Lanterns, c. 1780/1801. Detail from a larger artwork

Background imageMessage Collection: Courtesans and Their Attendants Parading under Lanterns, c. 1780/1801. Creator: Katsukawa Shuncho

Courtesans and Their Attendants Parading under Lanterns, c. 1780/1801. Creator: Katsukawa Shuncho
Courtesans and Their Attendants Parading under Lanterns, c. 1780/1801. Detail from a larger artwork

Background imageMessage Collection: That Arching Broth and Clustering Hair (valentine), n.d. Creator: Unknown

That Arching Broth and Clustering Hair (valentine), n.d. Creator: Unknown
That Arching Broth and Clustering Hair (valentine), n.d

Background imageMessage Collection: The Maid Whose Manners are Retired (valentine), n.d. Creator: Unknown

The Maid Whose Manners are Retired (valentine), n.d. Creator: Unknown
The Maid Whose Manners are Retired (valentine), n.d

Background imageMessage Collection: I'll Ne'er Forget Thee (valentine), c.1830. Creator: Unknown

I'll Ne'er Forget Thee (valentine), c.1830. Creator: Unknown
I'll Ne'er Forget Thee (valentine), c.1830

Background imageMessage Collection: Thy Love for Mine (valentine), c.1830. Creator: Unknown

Thy Love for Mine (valentine), c.1830. Creator: Unknown
Thy Love for Mine (valentine), c.1830

Background imageMessage Collection: Friendship Offering (valentine), c.1850. Creator: Unknown

Friendship Offering (valentine), c.1850. Creator: Unknown
Friendship Offering (valentine), c.1850

Background imageMessage Collection: With Hands and Hearts Forever Entwined (valentine), 1850/59. Creator: Unknown

With Hands and Hearts Forever Entwined (valentine), 1850/59. Creator: Unknown
With Hands and Hearts Forever Entwined (valentine), 1850/59

Background imageMessage Collection: Sweet Daughter of Beauty (valentine), c.1850. Creator: Unknown

Sweet Daughter of Beauty (valentine), c.1850. Creator: Unknown
Sweet Daughter of Beauty (valentine), c.1850

Background imageMessage Collection: Hark, Cupid Calls (valentine), n.d. Creator: Unknown

Hark, Cupid Calls (valentine), n.d. Creator: Unknown
Hark, Cupid Calls (valentine), n.d

Background imageMessage Collection: Love is a Star (Valentine), c.1840. Creator: Unknown

Love is a Star (Valentine), c.1840. Creator: Unknown
Love is a Star (Valentine), c.1840

Background imageMessage Collection: Like Butterflies with Pretty Wings (valentine), 1860/69. Creator: Unknown

Like Butterflies with Pretty Wings (valentine), 1860/69. Creator: Unknown
Like Butterflies with Pretty Wings (valentine), 1860/69

Background imageMessage Collection: Sacred to Friendship (valentine), c.1830. Creator: Unknown

Sacred to Friendship (valentine), c.1830. Creator: Unknown
Sacred to Friendship (valentine), c.1830

Background imageMessage Collection: Look at My Beloved (valentine), 1850/59. Creator: Unknown

Look at My Beloved (valentine), 1850/59. Creator: Unknown
Look at My Beloved (valentine), 1850/59

Background imageMessage Collection: You Are the Very Man for Me (valentine), n.d. Creator: Unknown

You Are the Very Man for Me (valentine), n.d. Creator: Unknown
You Are the Very Man for Me (valentine), n.d

Background imageMessage Collection: Gentle Children Like Sweet Birds (valentine), 1860/69. Creator: Unknown

Gentle Children Like Sweet Birds (valentine), 1860/69. Creator: Unknown
Gentle Children Like Sweet Birds (valentine), 1860/69

Background imageMessage Collection: Forget Me Not (valentine), c.1830. Creator: Unknown

Forget Me Not (valentine), c.1830. Creator: Unknown
Forget Me Not (valentine), c.1830

Background imageMessage Collection: I Love but Thee (Valentine), c.1840. Creator: Unknown

I Love but Thee (Valentine), c.1840. Creator: Unknown
I Love but Thee (Valentine), c.1840

Background imageMessage Collection: Be Mine Dear Maid (Valentine), c.1850. Creator: Unknown

Be Mine Dear Maid (Valentine), c.1850. Creator: Unknown
Be Mine Dear Maid (Valentine), c.1850

Background imageMessage Collection: From Gatehead (valentine), 1860/69. Creator: Unknown

From Gatehead (valentine), 1860/69. Creator: Unknown
From Gatehead (valentine), 1860/69

Background imageMessage Collection: I Love a Girl that's Good and Fair (valentine), 1860/69. Creator: Unknown

I Love a Girl that's Good and Fair (valentine), 1860/69. Creator: Unknown
I Love a Girl that's Good and Fair (valentine), 1860/69

Background imageMessage Collection: Fond Affection Turns to Thee (valentine), 1840/49. Creator: Unknown

Fond Affection Turns to Thee (valentine), 1840/49. Creator: Unknown
Fond Affection Turns to Thee (valentine), 1840/49



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