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Background imageAsks Collection: Playing Table Tennis - Edwardian - Etiquette

Playing Table Tennis - Edwardian - Etiquette
I am not sure whether it is my turn. (to write the postcard or to serve!!) A smart Gentleman makes a courteous enquiry to his glamorous young female table tennis companion. Date: circa 1904

Background imageAsks Collection: Hector & Andromache

Hector & Andromache
Hector and Andromache with their baby son, Astyanax (Scamandrios), held by a nursemaid. Hector asks the gods to make his son braver and stronger than himself

Background imageAsks Collection: Dandies / Beau Brummel

Dandies / Beau Brummel
BEAU BRUMMELL In Londons Bond Street Brummell, after being ignored by the Prince Regent (George IV) asks Lord Moira, Whos your fat friend ?

Background imageAsks Collection: Gladstone / Disraeli 1874

Gladstone / Disraeli 1874
The Managers Room Mr Punch as theatre manager asks his dramatists Gladstone and Disraeli what their plans are for the season. Date: 3 January 1874

Background imageAsks Collection: Granpop asks: Wheres George by Lawson Wood

Granpop asks: Wheres George by Lawson Wood
Humorous bathtime scene by Lawson Wood showing his orange utan character, Granpop, searching unsuccessfully for George, a little monkey who is hiding under the tin bath. Date: 1934

Background imageAsks Collection: Margaret of Anjou asks a robber for mercy

Margaret of Anjou asks a robber for mercy
During the Wars of the Roses, Margaret of Anjou (1430-1482), the wife of King Henry VI asks a robber for mercy for her and for her son Pince Edward. circa 1460

Background imageAsks Collection: I m going to be a prison warder Emily

I m going to be a prison warder Emily.. I m going to be a prison warder Emily. What are you going to be when yer grows up? asks the boy of a girl. Me - why a Miss Gawthorpe if mother lets me

Background imageAsks Collection: Champagne from a Shoe

Champagne from a Shoe
A gentleman asks a lady to remove her shoe, so that he may drink champagne from it; they say it tastes better that way

Background imageAsks Collection: Asking Directions

Asking Directions
A gentleman asks a hiker for directions

Background imageAsks Collection: Pro-German Alsacienne

Pro-German Alsacienne
ALSACE - A pretty Alsacienne and her German boyfriend smile at a wretched French soldier who asks the way to Bordeaux. Germans claimed that Alsace wanted to be part of Germany

Background imageAsks Collection: Myth / Japan / Ghost Story

Myth / Japan / Ghost Story
A Japanese ghost story : The ghost of Yoichi appears to his friend Ichibei and asks for revenge on his misbehaving wife and her new husband

Background imageAsks Collection: RMS Lusitania - Archibald correspondence

RMS Lusitania - Archibald correspondence
RMS Lusitania - archive of correspondence relating to the sinking of the Lusitania. The letters date from 18 May 1915 and relate to a painting by Rubens, The Holy Family

Background imageAsks Collection: GOLDMARK/SABA LIEBIG 4

GOLDMARK/SABA LIEBIG 4
Act 3 scene 4 : the queen of Sheba, though concealing her love for Assad, asks Solomon to release him from prison, but he refuses saying that Assad must be punished. Date: first performed 1875

Background imageAsks Collection: MEISTERSINGER LIEBIG 1

MEISTERSINGER LIEBIG 1
First act : Walther asks Eva for a word - a single word ! Date: first performed 1868

Background imageAsks Collection: WILHELM II

WILHELM II German Emperor has a vision of Death and asks himself: "Will it be my turn next?" 1916

Background imageAsks Collection: BLACKBIRD'S BURIAL

BLACKBIRD'S BURIAL
Omaha chief Blackbird asks to be buried, with his favourite war-horse, on top of a bluff overlooking the Missouri river Date: circa 1860

Background imageAsks Collection: LENIN IN HEAVEN

LENIN IN HEAVEN
Vladimir Lenin (1870 - 1924), Lenin dies and meets Marx among the clouds, who asks whether his version of Communism was truly Marxist ?

Background imageAsks Collection: Cartoon, A Pretty Penny in the Slot -- Baldwin asks John Bull for national investment in mines

Cartoon, A Pretty Penny in the Slot -- Baldwin asks John Bull for national investment in mines. Following the mine-owners reduction of their workers wages

Background imageAsks Collection: Robert Bruce

Robert Bruce
Robert I (1274 - 1329), King of Scotland With Sir James Douglas - Bruce asks him to bury his heart in the Holy Land

Background imageAsks Collection: Comic postcard, Man asks large man for autograph Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Man asks large man for autograph Date: 20th century

Background imageAsks Collection: Mediumship - a spirit perplexed 1853

Mediumship - a spirit perplexed 1853
A spirit perplexed. A woman visiting a medium requests she asks the spirit of her deceased husband Augustus where he put the receipt for a repaid claim. Date: 1853

Background imageAsks Collection: Homeless man asks for donation from PDSA collector

Homeless man asks for donation from PDSA collector
A homeless man asks PDSA collector for donation, Central London. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageAsks Collection: Cartoon, Mr Parnell, like Oliver Twist, asks for more

Cartoon, Mr Parnell, like Oliver Twist, asks for more. Lord Salisbury plays the part of the Beadle, dishing out thin soup. A comment on Conservative resistance to Irish Home Rule. 1886

Background imageAsks Collection: Biblical Tales by John Lawson, Jesus and woman

Biblical Tales by John Lawson, Jesus and woman
Biblical Tales by John Lawson, Jesus and the woman at the well

Background imageAsks Collection: SIEGE OF PARIS A Parisienne dresses up in a fancy uniform

SIEGE OF PARIS A Parisienne dresses up in a fancy uniform and takes up arms against the Prussians - she is perhaps another Jeanne d Arc ? asks the caption Date: 1871

Background imageAsks Collection: PHAETON AND PHOEBUS

PHAETON AND PHOEBUS
Phaeton, son of Phoebus Apollo (the Sun) asks his father if he may borrow the family chariot. Apollo says yes - with disastrous consequences, nearly destroying the world !

Background imageAsks Collection: POLICEWOMEN 1940S

POLICEWOMEN 1940S
A woman asks two policewomen for directions, probably somewhere in central London. Date: 1940s

Background imageAsks Collection: LOVES LABOUR LOST

LOVES LABOUR LOST
Act IV, Scene II Jaquenetta asks Holofernes to translate a letter for her; Costard, Dull & Sir Natheniel look on Date: 1793

Background imageAsks Collection: JAPANESE GHOST STORY

JAPANESE GHOST STORY
A Japanese ghost story : The ghost of Yoichi appears to his friend Ichibei and asks for revenge on his misbehaving wife and her new husband Date: 1908

Background imageAsks Collection: RACIAL / BLACKBIRD BURIAL

RACIAL / BLACKBIRD BURIAL
Omaha chief Blackbird asks to be buried, with his favourite war-horse, on top of a bluff overlooking the Missouri river Date: circa 1860

Background imageAsks Collection: Cartoon, music of Richard Wagner

Cartoon, music of Richard Wagner -- young Mr Softly has something important to say, so Miss Ethel asks Lucy to play some Wagner, which ought to prevent her from overhearing! Date: 1895

Background imageAsks Collection: QUEEN VICTORIA / 1896 CTN

QUEEN VICTORIA / 1896 CTN
QUEEN VICTORIA Cartoon showing Edward (POW) and Queen Victoria (he asks if she would like to have a rest from sitting on the throne). Date: 1819 - 1901

Background imageAsks Collection: Young Hindu Ascetic asking for Alms - India

Young Hindu Ascetic asking for Alms - India
Young Hindu Ascetic asking for Alms - Bombay, India. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageAsks Collection: Oliver Twist asks for more - Charles Dickens

Oliver Twist asks for more - Charles Dickens
Oliver Twist asks for more - from Oliver Tiwst by Charles Dickens. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageAsks Collection: Moliere / L etourdi

Moliere / L etourdi
L ETOURDI Lelie asks who the purse belongs to ? Date: 1653

Background imageAsks Collection: WW1 - What did you do in the Great War, Daddy?

WW1 - What did you do in the Great War, Daddy?
Child: " And is the War really over, Daddy? Father: " Practically, My Boy." Child: " Then may I ask you a question about it which I couldn t ask till it WAS over

Background imageAsks Collection: WWI Poster, What Will Your Answer Be

WWI Poster, What Will Your Answer Be
WWI Parliamentary Recruiting Committee Poster, What will your answer be when your boy asks you, Father, what did you do to help when Britain fought for freedom in 1915? Enlist Now. Date: 1915

Background imageAsks Collection: When Women Vote A Proposal

When Women Vote A Proposal. When Women Vote, they will propose to the men. Lady down on one knee asks, Percy Darling, will you marry me? Man replies coyly, Really, you had better ask Mamma Miss

Background imageAsks Collection: The Modern Shirley

The Modern Shirley. Mr. Sympson (John Bull) asks, Are you a young lady? as he addresses a woman holding a flag emblazoned Political Power wearing a votes for women sash

Background imageAsks Collection: Traffic Policeman at Heyls Corner, Hamilton, Bermuda

Traffic Policeman at Heyls Corner, Hamilton, Bermuda. Date: circa 1963

Background imageAsks Collection: NEHEMIAH

NEHEMIAH
Nehemiah, cupbearer to the king of Babylon, asks to be allowed to go to Jerusalem so that he can rebuild the walls there. The king says yes

Background imageAsks Collection: Leap Year - Running the Gauntlet

Leap Year - Running the Gauntlet! Date: 1904

Background imageAsks Collection: Francis and Innocent III

Francis and Innocent III
SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI asks Innocent III for permission to found an order of friars, the Franciscans. Date: 1182 - 1226

Background imageAsks Collection: SHOPPING PARTY GAME

SHOPPING PARTY GAME
Each girl represents an item of male apparel, eg. socks in an imaginary shop. The man, blindfolded, asks for socks and the socks girl kisses him and he guesses who she is! Date: 1930s

Background imageAsks Collection: Oak Panelled Staircase

Oak Panelled Staircase
Would you care to join me for a nightcap?, a smart gentleman in a suit asks the young couple ascending an oak panelled staircase. Date: 1930s

Background imageAsks Collection: Northanger Abbey / Austen

Northanger Abbey / Austen
Catherine Morland asks Mr. Thorpe to stop the carriage. Date: First published: 1818

Background imageAsks Collection: Perplexed Newsagent / 1922

Perplexed Newsagent / 1922
A gentleman asks his horrified newsagent to decide each day which newspaper will be most suitable for him. (A result of rival offers by London newspapers). Date: 1922

Background imageAsks Collection: USA & Pauper Labour / 1892

USA & Pauper Labour / 1892
The American working man asks Uncle Sam to spare him from European pauper labour Date: 1892



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