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Autumn is well and truly upon us. Before the first snow falls, let’s take time to enjoy the auburn leaves and bright, crisp October mornings.

There’s nothing quite like a crisp, bright October day—even as the nights draw in. Trees have never looked so beautiful, and the festive season is just around the corner.

Walkers enjoying the sunset across the Serpentine in Hyde Park, 1938, Harold Tomlin © Daily Herald / National Media Museum, Bradford / SSPL
Walkers enjoying the sunset across the Serpentine in Hyde Park, 1938, Harold Tomlin © Daily Herald / Science Museum Group collection
Arbend [Evening], 1899, Theodor Hofmeister, Oscar Hofmeister, The Royal Photographic Society Collection © National Media Museum, Bradford / SSPL. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
Arbend [Evening], 1899, Theodor Hofmeister, Oscar Hofmeister © The Royal Photographic Society Collection
Rear of Buick car and stone steps covered in fallen leaves, Zoltan Glass © National Media Museum, Bradford / SSPL. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
Rear of Buick car and stone steps covered in fallen leaves, Zoltan Glass © Science Museum Group collection
Children playing in a garden, c. 1937, unknown photographer © National Media Museum, Bradford / SSPL. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
Children playing in a garden, c. 1937, unknown photographer © Science Museum Group collection
Autumn Haze, Westminster, 1926, Charles Job, The Royal Photographic Society Collection © National Media Museum, Bradford / SSPL. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
Autumn Haze, Westminster, 1926, Charles Job © The Royal Photographic Society Collection
Autumn foliage, c. 1910, John Cimon Warburg, The Royal Photographic Society Collection © National Media Museum, Bradford / SSPL. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
Autumn foliage, c. 1910, John Cimon Warburg © The Royal Photographic Society Collection
Hay gathering, c. 1890, George Davison © National Media Museum, Bradford / SSPL. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
Hay gathering, c. 1890, George Davison © Science Museum Group collection
Farm worker bringing in the harvest, Sussex, 1937, Edward George Malindine © Daily Herald / National Media Museum, Bradford / SSPL.
Farm worker bringing in the harvest, Sussex, 1937, Edward George Malindine © Daily Herald / Science Museum Group collection
Canal lock, c. 1945, unknown photographer © National Media Museum, Bradford / SSPL. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
Canal lock, c. 1945, unknown photographer © Science Museum Group collection
Autumn, 1863, Henry Peach Robinson, The Royal Photographic Society Collection © National Media Museum, Bradford / SSPL. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
Autumn, 1863, Henry Peach Robinson © The Royal Photographic Society Collection
Woman carrying wheatsheaf, c. 1935, Sun Studio Ltd © National Media Museum, Bradford / SSPL. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
Woman carrying wheatsheaf, c. 1935, Sun Studio Ltd © Science Museum Group collection
Two people sleeping rough on autumn leaves in Hyde Park, 1931, unknown photographer, Daily Herald / Wide World Photos © National Media Museum, Bradford / SSPL. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
Two people sleeping rough on autumn leaves in Hyde Park, 1931, unknown photographer, Daily Herald / Wide World Photos © Science Museum Group collection

For more of this sort of thing, take a look at the Science and Society Picture Library’s selection of autumn scenes, which includes images from across the Science Museum Group.

2 comments on “Images of autumn in our collection

  1. Hello,
    Re: Farm workers bringing in the harvest 1937.
    I am editing an old diary of my gt, gt, grandfather which I would like to make into a book with farming pictures. I loved the above picture. I wonder if it would be possible to use it – with accreditation in the book?
    Virginia Lown

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