Summer Sales Quickly Reached by Underground; by Mary Koop, 1925 ... but in other ways they were endearingly realistic, and are just as relevant today as they would have been when originally published. This 1925 poster shows a throng of summer sales shoppers more plausibly preparing to protect themselves from a sudden shower than an arid heat wave. Picture: London Transport Museum
In pictures: London Transport Museum's illustration competition
The London Transport Museum, which hosts one of the world's most important collections of graphic art, asked illustrators to draw the links between cycling in the capital, environment issues, health and fun
Jewels fit for a king! Incredible pieces by Faberge go on display
Fabergé presented Nicholas with a series of eggs commemorating achievements of the Romanovs. In lavish Rococo style, this Peter the Great Egg celebrated the two-hundredth anniversary of the founding St. Petersburg in 1703 by Peter the Great.