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Background imageAbroad Collection: Abdul Hamid Ii / Lith

Abdul Hamid Ii / Lith
ABDUL HAMID II Ottoman Sultan (1876-1909) who went to war abroad, misgoverned at home, and was eventually deposed

Background imageAbroad Collection: Polo Team, Delhi 1916

Polo Team, Delhi 1916
A serious-looking British polo team, after winning a trophy, pose with His Excellency the Governor, who presumably has just presented the awards

Background imageAbroad Collection: The Royal Lincolns in Malaya

The Royal Lincolns in Malaya
A photograph of officers of the 1st Battalion Royal Lincolnshire Regiment taken at Taiping. Back row: Lt. J. Mills, 2/Lt. M.H. Best, Lts. E.C. Whitby, A.F. Townsend, 2/Lts N.L. Williams, W.C

Background imageAbroad Collection: RICKSHAW / BULAWAYO / 1920 S

RICKSHAW / BULAWAYO / 1920 S
A horned Rickshaw man in Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe)

Background imageAbroad Collection: German Seaman chatting up a Chinese girl

German Seaman chatting up a Chinese girl
German Seaman (with his battleship visible in the rear of the shot) chatting up a Chinese girl

Background imageAbroad Collection: Raj Fashions Late 1910S

Raj Fashions Late 1910S
Raj clothing. The men wear cool pale coloured suits and slim ties. The ladies wear white, ankle-length dresses with soft ruffles or broderie Anglaise

Background imageAbroad Collection: Advertisement, James Figg, sword fighting, boxing

Advertisement, James Figg, sword fighting, boxing
Advertisement for the services of the champion boxer James Figg - teaching gentlemen the use of the small backsword and quarterstaff, at home and abroad

Background imageAbroad Collection: Agnes Maria Bennett

Agnes Maria Bennett
AGNES MARIA BENNETT - Popular novelist : her Vicissitudes abroad, or the Ghost of my Father, in 6 volumes, sold 2000 copies on the first day in 1806 ! Date: ? - 1808

Background imageAbroad Collection: Queen Victoria at Edward Cazalets Villa - South of France

Queen Victoria at Edward Cazalets Villa - South of France in 1885. In 1882, Queen Victoria began her winter affair with the Cote dAzur, she would arrive bearing extensive food and drink supplies

Background imageAbroad Collection: The Royal Tour of Ghana

The Royal Tour of Ghana
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh on a tour of Ghana, showing their arrival and welcome at Accra airport, and various scenes from the tour itself

Background imageAbroad Collection: Prosperity at home, prestige abroad

Prosperity at home, prestige abroad. Campaign poster showing William McKinley holding US flag and standing on gold coin sound money, held up by group of men

Background imageAbroad Collection: Summer Holidays Abroad, Cooks World Travel Service

Summer Holidays Abroad, Cooks World Travel Service
Cover illustration for Summer Holidays Abroad, with Cooks World Travel Service, showing a Mediterranean beach scene with people sitting under brightly coloured umbrellas

Background imageAbroad Collection: The Bystander Summer Number 1928

The Bystander Summer Number 1928
A bold, colourful cover for The Bystander Summer Number featuring two attractive young women in beachwear. One, wearing a hat and holding a parasol, is more sensible of the sun

Background imageAbroad Collection: British and French Soldiers - Salonica

British and French Soldiers - Salonica
A scruffy young turkish paperboy selling the Paris Balkan Newspaper and the French Echo to British and French soldiers during World War One in Salonica as two veiled ladies and a Greek priest

Background imageAbroad Collection: Curry&rice / Bathing Pool

Curry&rice / Bathing Pool
A bathing pool on a British station

Background imageAbroad Collection: Indian Puppet Show for European Children

Indian Puppet Show for European Children
Kaut-pootlies, or Puppets exhibited by Native Jugglers, for the amusement of European children. (Plate 18 of 20). Date: 1813

Background imageAbroad Collection: Yuletide Sports Abroad- Society at St Moritz and Murren

Yuletide Sports Abroad- Society at St Moritz and Murren
A variety of snowy scenes at St Moritz and Murren in Switzerland, including skating and ice hockey

Background imageAbroad Collection: Tom Raw : is Painted

Tom Raw : is Painted
Tom Raw, a young officer newly arrived in India, has his portrait painted

Background imageAbroad Collection: Dutch in Indonesia

Dutch in Indonesia
The establishment of Dr Toussaint at Gadok, Dutch East Indies

Background imageAbroad Collection: White Girl in India 1901

White Girl in India 1901
A little white girl gives a scripture lesson to an Asian woman, with the aid of an illustrated bible

Background imageAbroad Collection: Curry&rice / Dressmakers

Curry&rice / Dressmakers
The Colonels lady with native dressmakers ironing and measuring for a new outfit

Background imageAbroad Collection: Curry&rice / Officer Rides

Curry&rice / Officer Rides
A young officer prepares to go riding. A servant puts the final touches to his uniform while another holds his pony which is far too small for him

Background imageAbroad Collection: Curry&rice / Soldier Rides

Curry&rice / Soldier Rides
Lady and gentleman prepare to go riding on a British station

Background imageAbroad Collection: Curry&rice / British Judge

Curry&rice / British Judge
British Judge hearing a case

Background imageAbroad Collection: Christmas in India 1881

Christmas in India 1881
British residents in India enjoy Christmas despite the heat

Background imageAbroad Collection: Giant sawfish, hung up by a mast, Florida, United States. Captioned, A Leviathan of the Deep

Giant sawfish, hung up by a mast, Florida, United States. Captioned, A Leviathan of the Deep: The Largest Fish Ever Caught On Light Tackle'

Background imageAbroad Collection: Photograph of a large group of armed men, captioned, Irregular fighters for the Persian

Photograph of a large group of armed men, captioned, Irregular fighters for the Persian Constitution'. With description, Under the new Regency, Persian affairs are comparatively peaceful

Background imageAbroad Collection: Photograph of the Hardanger Glacier, with two men on skis viewing the scene

Photograph of the Hardanger Glacier, with two men on skis viewing the scene. Captioned, A Chain of Ice-Hills: A Future Haunt of the Winter Sports Enthusiast'

Background imageAbroad Collection: Photograph of the New King of Siam (Thailand), formal studio portrait. Captioned

Photograph of the New King of Siam (Thailand), formal studio portrait. Captioned, An English Influence in the East: The New King of Siam; He is only twenty-nine years of age, and is a cultured

Background imageAbroad Collection: Photograph of the first meeting of the new Portuguese Ministry. With description

Photograph of the first meeting of the new Portuguese Ministry. With description, The First Meeting of the New Portuguese Ministry; On the extreme left is Dr Alfonso Costa

Background imageAbroad Collection: Britain's First Foreign Postcard

Britain's First Foreign Postcard
In 1875 postcards were first allowed to be sent abroad. A Congress in Berne in 1875 agreed to the formation of the General Union of Posts within which Members could send postcards to each other

Background imageAbroad Collection: American Troops Leaving New York for Training 1917

American Troops Leaving New York for Training 1917
On 6th April 1917, the United States declared war against Germany and thousands of American troops enlisted. Photograph showing American troops receiving a large send-off in New York. Date: 1917

Background imageAbroad Collection: American Troops Leaving for War Training Camp 1917

American Troops Leaving for War Training Camp 1917
On 6th April 1917, the United States declared war against Germany, the nation had a standing army of 127, 500 officers and soldiers

Background imageAbroad Collection: A scene in a church, with the priests dead and the poor-box robbed, during the Spanish Civil War

A scene in a church, with the priests dead and the poor-box robbed, during the Spanish Civil War. On the wall, a hammer and sickle motif and the legend Viva Russia has been painted

Background imageAbroad Collection: Cartoon, why the Englishman is so respected abroad ! Date: 1867

Cartoon, why the Englishman is so respected abroad ! Date: 1867

Background imageAbroad Collection: Group photograph: hunting wild boar, India

Group photograph: hunting wild boar, India
A group of people after a successful day hunting wild boar in India. Date: April 1917

Background imageAbroad Collection: Kate Cutler in All Abroad

Kate Cutler in All Abroad Date: 1890s

Background imageAbroad Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Washing up

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Washing up
The caption on the postcard is Washing up - probably a play on sorting things out now that the war is over. The reverse carries a message from Winston Churchill We must now devote all our strength

Background imageAbroad Collection: Passed by the censor

Passed by the censor. Article in Britannia & Eve, 1942, giving advice about writing to men posted abroad in wartime. Date: 1942

Background imageAbroad Collection: Statue of Edward VII outside the Casino, Cannes

Statue of Edward VII outside the Casino, Cannes
A statue erected to honour King Edward VII, situated outside the Municipal Casino at Cannes, South of France. Promotional postcard for Monsieur Barraja (Yacht Agent) Date: circa 1912

Background imageAbroad Collection: English cricketers in the West Indies

English cricketers in the West Indies
Lord Brackleys team of English cricketers in the West Indies. Date: 1905

Background imageAbroad Collection: An Eastertide custom at home and abroad: hunting for Easter Eggs, 1903 Date: 1903

An Eastertide custom at home and abroad: hunting for Easter Eggs, 1903 Date: 1903

Background imageAbroad Collection: Piper L-4H Grasshopper F-BFQV

Piper L-4H Grasshopper F-BFQV (msn 12052), company designation J3C-65D. Built as L-4H 44-79756 17 January 1947: OO-GAZ, cancelled 17 September 1948 18 September 1948: re-registered OO-GAS

Background imageAbroad Collection: Lockheed SP-2H Neptune 204

Lockheed SP-2H Neptune 204
Koninklijke Marineluchtvaartdienst - Lockheed SP-2H Neptune 204, (base code V) of 320Squadron, based at Valkenburg Air Base, visiting RAF St.Mawgan in Cornwall

Background imageAbroad Collection: Lady Broughton, travelling in southern Africa, poses with a family of pygmies

Lady Broughton, travelling in southern Africa, poses with a family of pygmies. Date: 1932

Background imageAbroad Collection: Lord Curzon in India

Lord Curzon in India
Lord Curzon of Kedleston with the Maharaja of Rewa and Captain Wigram in the jungle with his bag of tigers. Date: 1903

Background imageAbroad Collection: Tom Raw : in Litter

Tom Raw : in Litter
Tom Raw, a young officer newly arrived in India, travels up-country in a litter Date: 1828

Background imageAbroad Collection: Tom Raw : on Elephant

Tom Raw : on Elephant
Tom Raw, a young officer newly arrived in India, mounts an elephant for the first time Date: 1828



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