Skip to main content
Home > Images Dated > 2016 > May > 12 May 2016

Images Dated 12th May 2016

Choose from 269 pictures in our Images Dated 12th May 2016 collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. All professionally made for Quick Shipping.


The fountain lawn, Morrab Gardens, Penzance, Cornwall. 3rd June 1904 Featured 12 May 2016 Print

The fountain lawn, Morrab Gardens, Penzance, Cornwall. 3rd June 1904

Morrab Gardens looking towards St Mary's Place and St Mary's Terrace. Two ladies and a man are standing to the right hand side of the fountain. Morrab House was purchased in 1888 by Penzance Corporation for the development of a public park and library. The gardens were designed by Reginald Upcher and officially opened on 27th September 1889. The elaborate cast iron fountain was not included in Upcher's plan of 1889 and comprises a pedestal ornamented with dolphins and cherubs riding tortoises, all of which incorporated water jets. The upper part of the fountain comprises a a finial in the form of a globe surmounted by an otter holding a fish in its mouth which also incorporated water jets. Photographer: Unknown

© From the collection of the RIC

Tregurtha Downs Mine, St Hilary, Cornwall. 1890 Featured 12 May 2016 Print

Tregurtha Downs Mine, St Hilary, Cornwall. 1890

The horses were the main subject of this photograph, but in fact this provides us with an excellent view of part of this mine in the late nineteenth century. From left to right can be seen the count house, mill, stack shaft headgear and engine shaft. The latter is dominated by the house of the 80in pumping engine and associated boiler house and stack. Tregurtha Downs mine or Hampton mine, the set includes Wheal Rodney and Owen Vean Mine and probably also The Gears. The mine closed in 1897. Part of the A.K. Hamilton Jenkin collection. Photographer: Unknown

© From the collection of the RIC

Arwenack House in Falmouth, Cornwall. Around 1925 Featured 12 May 2016 Print

Arwenack House in Falmouth, Cornwall. Around 1925

Home of the Killigrew family for four centuries. Glass lantern slide from a lecture, entitled Some Historic Cornish Beauty Spots, given by Cornishman and amateur photographer, Major Arthur William Gill, in around 1925. He was well known in Cornwall and elsewhere during the 1920s and 1930s for his presentations of stills and cine film to many groups including The Royal Institution of Cornwall, Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society and the London Cornish Society. The quarter plate slides which he took prolifically with his ordinary camera are, in many cases, colour. These were painted by his own hand to great effect

© From the collection of the RIC