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Background imageAmount Collection: Christian Dior sketching a fashion design, 1948

Christian Dior sketching a fashion design, 1948
In 1947 Christian Dior (1905-1957) created a sensational collection labelled the New Look. His designs centred around gowns with an 18 inch waist, which focused attention on the bust and hips

Background imageAmount Collection: Climbers on the Pillar Rock, Ennerdale, Cumbria, 1912

Climbers on the Pillar Rock, Ennerdale, Cumbria, 1912
Photograph of two climbers tackling the North-East face of the Pillar Rock, Ennerdale in Cumbria, 1912. In this image, one can see the climbing equipment of the day; which appears to amount to stout

Background imageAmount Collection: The Port Of Algiers At Twilight

The Port Of Algiers At Twilight
A painting showing a broad view of the Port of Algiers, with a vast amount of docked boats lining the waters. Date: circa 1916

Background imageAmount Collection: The Flaming Torch

The Flaming Torch
This painting depicts the back of a man, standing from an elevated position with a flaming torch in his hand, possibly a leader figure to the onlooking crowd below him

Background imageAmount Collection: The Riva, Venice

The Riva, Venice
An etching of The Riva, in Venice, Italy, with a vast amount of people of different walks of life populating the walkway. Date: 1880

Background imageAmount Collection: Clement Attlee and General Jose Miaja give the Socialist Sal

Clement Attlee and General Jose Miaja give the Socialist Sal
Photograph showing Clement Attlee (left), General Jose Miaja (centre with glasses) and Giner de Los Rios giving the Socialist clenched-fist salute from balcony of a government building in Madrid

Background imageAmount Collection: Clement Attlee and General Jose Miaja, Madrid, 1937

Clement Attlee and General Jose Miaja, Madrid, 1937
Photograph showing Clement Attlee (right) and General Jose Miaja in conversation, Madrid, 1937. Clement Attlee, then leader of the Labour Party in Great Britain

Background imageAmount Collection: Joseph Chamberlain MP at Bingley Hall, Birmingham, 4th Novem

Joseph Chamberlain MP at Bingley Hall, Birmingham, 4th Novem
Illustration showing Joseph Chamberlain MP, delivering a speech on Protectionism and Free Trade, at Bingley Hall, Birmingham

Background imageAmount Collection: Putting up Curtains

Putting up Curtains
Curtains can make a room. Material and pattern are foremost, followed by hanging technique. Be sure to have plenty of hooks or rings and a generous amount of material Date: 1940s

Background imageAmount Collection: Boating in the Bois de Boulogne, Paris

Boating in the Bois de Boulogne, Paris
This couple boating on the lake in the Bois de Boulogne, Paris, seem to be attracting a surprising amount of attention, including a vendor of things to eat... Date: 1905

Background imageAmount Collection: French Operations 1885

French Operations 1885
French operations in the Culebra cutting, where an enormous amount of rock and earth must be cleared; this Osgood excavator does a good job - but not good enough. Date: 1885

Background imageAmount Collection: Stupendous Chignon

Stupendous Chignon
CHIGNONS: A fashion conscious woman, no doubt employing a prodigious amount of false hair, sports a large chignon. Her horse likewise is completely chignoned! Date: 1866

Background imageAmount Collection: Why Englands Food is Safe, WW1

Why Englands Food is Safe, WW1
Why Englands Food is Safe, showing how the majority of food supplies come from countries who are not on the side of the enemy during the First World War. Date: 1914

Background imageAmount Collection: Plank shop at Battersbys hatworks

Plank shop at Battersbys hatworks showing formed felt cones, te basis for a fur felt hat. Note the huge amount of pipework, and the exposed belt drives to the machinery. Date: 1902

Background imageAmount Collection: Family working in hop fields, Kent

Family working in hop fields, Kent
A family of adults and children at work in the Kent hop fields. A tally-keeper checks and records the amount picked by each person

Background imageAmount Collection: Ration of the British field forces 1939

Ration of the British field forces 1939
A guild to show British field forces diet, and the amount allowed per man, per day of food, drink and tobacco. Date: 1939

Background imageAmount Collection: Bird Singing Match in an East End Pub, 1903

Bird Singing Match in an East End Pub, 1903
Illustration showing a bird singing match, in progress in a public house, in the East End of London, 1903. The birds, in little cages on the back wall

Background imageAmount Collection: Scenes during a days fishing off St. Helena, c. 1877

Scenes during a days fishing off St. Helena, c. 1877
Engraving showing a number of scenes on St. Helena and during a fishing trip off the island, c.1877. The centre image shows one of the European fishermen hauling in an eel

Background imageAmount Collection: London fog. Pollution from the city

London fog. Pollution from the city
A London fog; smoke carried from the city covering an area of twenty miles with thick smog. Smog tends to form in urban areas when there is a large amount of chimney

Background imageAmount Collection: Hells Half Acre, Yellowstone Park, 1888

Hells Half Acre, Yellowstone Park, 1888
Engraving showing Hells Half Acre viewed from the North, Yellowstone Park, USA, 1888. A large amount of steam can be seen issuing from the hot springs that characterise this part of Yellowstone Park

Background imageAmount Collection: Laying the foundation stone at St Marys Hospital

Laying the foundation stone at St Marys Hospital
A sketch of Prince Albert laying the foundation stone at the Paddington site of St Marys Hospital. The site was a short distance from the terminus of the Great Western Railway

Background imageAmount Collection: Christian Diors Spring Fashion Show, 1948

Christian Diors Spring Fashion Show, 1948
Christian Berard, the Surrealist painter, seated on the floor, gazing at passing gowns during Christian Diors Spring Fashion show, 1948

Background imageAmount Collection: Jesus Feeds Multitude

Jesus Feeds Multitude
He multiplies a small amount of food so that 5000 can be satisfied

Background imageAmount Collection: First Glimpse of the Sea

First Glimpse of the Sea
An elderly couple from the country make a dim-witted observation regarding the amount of water at the seaside. Typical example of sneering middle class humour


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