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Background imageAttention Collection: Poster for Welsh Guards

Poster for Welsh Guards
Smart men wanted to join the Welsh Guards, pictured here in full uniform during the Changing of the Guard ceremony at St. James Palace

Background imageAttention Collection: Recruitment poster, The Royal Marines

Recruitment poster, The Royal Marines. 20th century

Background imageAttention Collection: Four early women police officers in uniform, WW1

Four early women police officers in uniform, WW1
Four early women police officers in uniform, in the street outside the Women Police Service building, London, on duty during the First World War. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageAttention Collection: Illustration by Cecil Aldin, handler at Peterborough Show

Illustration by Cecil Aldin, handler at Peterborough Show
Illustration by Cecil Aldin, Tom Newman, the Duke of Beauforts huntsman, taking part as a handler at the Peterborough Foxhound Show

Background imageAttention Collection: General Allenbys official entry into Jerusalem, WW1

General Allenbys official entry into Jerusalem, WW1
Scene during General Allenbys official entry into Jerusalem during the First World War. Date: 11 December 1917

Background imageAttention Collection: Southwark Fair / Hogarth

Southwark Fair / Hogarth
Southwark Fair Various performers compete to attract the publics attention

Background imageAttention Collection: Firefighters on parade in front of their appliance

Firefighters on parade in front of their appliance during a visit by Queen Elizabeth II to the Headquarters of the London Fire Brigade, Lambeth

Background imageAttention Collection: In the service of the King - Scouts and Guides

In the service of the King - Scouts and Guides
In the service of the King - A saluting Scout and a Girl Guide, pulling back the Union Flag in patriotic pose. Date: circa 1910

Background imageAttention Collection: The Blitz Remembered Service at St Pauls Cathedral

The Blitz Remembered Service at St Pauls Cathedral
Princess Diana an her sons, the princes William and Harry attending the The Blitz Remembered Service at St Pauls Cathedral, London

Background imageAttention 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 imageAttention Collection: Place in the Line Poster

Place in the Line Poster
This space is reserved for a fit man - There is still a place in the line for YOU - will you fill it?. Classic World War One recruitment poster

Background imageAttention Collection: Wimbledon Tea Interval

Wimbledon Tea Interval
The tea interval : the spectators turn their attention to strawberries and cream

Background imageAttention Collection: WW1 Recruitment Poster -- Whos Absent?

WW1 Recruitment Poster -- Whos Absent?
Whos Absent? - Is It You? Chromolithograph recruitment poster, published by the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee. Printed by Andrew Reid and Company Limited, 50 Grey Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Background imageAttention Collection: Blitz in London -- AFS personnel receiving treatment, WW2

Blitz in London -- AFS personnel receiving treatment, WW2
With the Blitz still at its height, Londons firefighters and fire support crews are removed to local hospitals for emergency treatment after receiving injuries fighting the fires started by enemy

Background imageAttention Collection: Three American soldiers, Camp Dodge, Iowa, WW1

Three American soldiers, Camp Dodge, Iowa, WW1
Three American soldiers (known as Doughboys) at Camp Dodge, Iowa, USA, during the First World War, with 1917 Enfield rifles

Background imageAttention Collection: Lord Mountbatten inspecting Sea Scouts

Lord Mountbatten inspecting Sea Scouts
Lord Louis Mountbatten of Burma, Commodore of Sea Scouts, inspecting the 2nd Cowes Sea Scouts on the opening of their new Headquarters. August 1977

Background imageAttention Collection: Lord Kitchener reviewing Indian Troops - WWI

Lord Kitchener reviewing Indian Troops - WWI
Field Marshal Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, (1850 - 1916), a British Field Marshal, diplomat and statesman, reviewing Indian troops - World War one era

Background imageAttention Collection: Evening Dress 1922

Evening Dress 1922
Sleeveless, slash neck Chinese or orientally inspired black dress by Worth with red tassel detail which with the horizontal & vertical drapery draws attention to the hips

Background imageAttention Collection: Carnaby / Lady Jane

Carnaby / Lady Jane
CARNABY STREET A busy scene in Carnaby Street outside Lady Jane clothes shop whose window is attracting a lot of attention. Date: 1960s

Background imageAttention Collection: Advert for Wills Gold Flake cigarettes, featuring a glamorous young woman smoking a

Advert for Wills Gold Flake cigarettes, featuring a glamorous young woman smoking a cigarette on the beach in a red swimsuit, who is the centre of attraction! Date: 1928

Background imageAttention Collection: LAWYERS BORED

LAWYERS BORED
A sketch in the Law Courts, showing the patient and respectful attention of the Counsel for the Plaintiff during the speech of Counsel for Defendant Date: circa 1893

Background imageAttention Collection: The Farce by William Barribal

The Farce by William Barribal
A young red-headed woman seated in a box at the theatre, feigns interest in what her older male companion has to say while secretly enjoying a kiss on the hand from a young, handsome beau. Date: 1917

Background imageAttention Collection: Serbian detachment, Nadvoitsa, Murmansk, Russia

Serbian detachment, Nadvoitsa, Murmansk, Russia
A Serbian detachment standing to attention on the railway siding at Nadvoitsa (Nadvoitsy), Murmansk, during the Russian Civil War. Date: 1919

Background imageAttention Collection: Sir Douglas Haig and Vice Admiral Keyes at Dover

Sir Douglas Haig and Vice Admiral Keyes at Dover
Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig (1861-1928) and Vice Admiral Sir Roger John Brownlow Keyes (1872-1945) inspecting a Royal Navy guard of honour on their arrival at Dover, Kent. circa December 1918

Background imageAttention Collection: Lord Kitchener inspecting Indian troops

Lord Kitchener inspecting Indian troops
Field Marshal Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, (1850 - 1916), Field Marshal, diplomat, and statesman, inspecting Indian troops at Hampton Court, West London

Background imageAttention Collection: RAF Bombers breaching the Mohne Dam; Second World War, 1943

RAF Bombers breaching the Mohne Dam; Second World War, 1943
Drawing showing the destruction of the Mohne Dam in Westphalia, Germany, by the squadron of Royal Air Force Lancaster bombers who came to be known as The Dambusters, 16th May 1943

Background imageAttention Collection: Muffin Man / Thomas Crane

Muffin Man / Thomas Crane
The muffin man, with a tray of muffins balanced on his head, rings his handbell to attract the attention of passers-by

Background imageAttention Collection: Gordon Highlanders dipping the colours

Gordon Highlanders dipping the colours to royalty on Constitution Hill. Date: circa 1908

Background imageAttention Collection: William Hogarth drawing at Queensborough

William Hogarth drawing at Queensborough
William Hogarth (1697-1764), artist, drawing in the street at Queensborough and attracting attention from passers-by. Date: circa 1730

Background imageAttention Collection: Two boys saluting

Two boys saluting, probably during the Second World War. The one on the right is wearing a tin helmet and a gas mask. The one on the left is wearing a Royal Artillery peaked cap

Background imageAttention Collection: King George V with RAF officers, Western Front, WW1

King George V with RAF officers, Western Front, WW1
King George V inspecting RAF officers on the Western Front in France during World War One, August 1918. The men belonged to the 11th and 2nd Balloon Wings (air reconnaissance). 1918

Background imageAttention Collection: Punch & Judy Show before the National Portrait Gallery

Punch & Judy Show before the National Portrait Gallery
Children (mostly working boys) watching a Punch & Judy Show before the National Portrait Gallery, London. There is a statue of the famous actor Sir Henry Irving in the background. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageAttention Collection: Ruth Gleaning

Ruth Gleaning
At Bethlehem, the widowed Ruth goes gleaning in a newly- reaped field where she catches the attention of Boaz, who eventually marries her : her great-grandson will be David

Background imageAttention Collection: Troopers of Queensland mounted police, Australia

Troopers of Queensland mounted police, Australia -- full dress uniform (left) and khaki bush uniform (right). Date: circa 1900s

Background imageAttention Collection: A veteran East Prussian Infantryman Frenkiel

A veteran East Prussian Infantryman Frenkiel (who won the Iron Cross) in his full service uniform - clearly of Polish extraction. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageAttention Collection: Trooping the Colour - the Queens last ride

Trooping the Colour - the Queens last ride
Queen Elizabeth II riding at the Trooping the Colour ceremony for the last time in 1986 on her horse Burmese. 1986

Background imageAttention Collection: Sirdars Escort - Khartoum, Sudan

Sirdars Escort - Khartoum, Sudan
The Sirdars Escort - Khartoum, Sudan. The Sirdar was the Commander in Chief of the Sudanese military forces. Date: 1910s

Background imageAttention Collection: Austin A35 Countryman RYG 258

Austin A35 Countryman RYG 258, receiving attention from a proud owner. Date: circa 1960

Background imageAttention Collection: Avro 696 Shackleton MR. 1 VP254

Avro 696 Shackleton MR. 1 VP254
Royal Air Force - Avro 696 Shackleton MR.1 VP254, the first production aircraft, seen in storage with radar and armament removed, at RAF Langar, awaiting attention at the Avro factory on site

Background imageAttention Collection: Cover design, The Brave Tin Soldier

Cover design, The Brave Tin Soldier, Pocket Series story booklet

Background imageAttention Collection: The Chocolate Soldiers

The Chocolate Soldiers
A wartime children's story book illustration which shows the chocolate soldiers General facing his troops, standing to attention. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageAttention Collection: WW2 Greetings Card, Arkubs Attention!

WW2 Greetings Card, Arkubs Attention!
A WW2 greetings card titled Arkubs Attention! Date: circa 1940s

Background imageAttention Collection: Things are looking up

Things are looking up - two passing Gents are delighted to see their attentions have been spotted by a housemaid cleaning the upstairs windows of a streetside property Date: 1908

Background imageAttention Collection: WW2 Home Guard At Attention

WW2 Home Guard At Attention
An illustration which shows a WW2 captain standing by four soldiers of the British Home Guard, standing at attention. Date: circa 1941

Background imageAttention Collection: Bull Mastiff Dog

Bull Mastiff Dog
A large bull mastiff dog stands to attention. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageAttention Collection: Four types of old Infantry Uniforms, 1750-1835

Four types of old Infantry Uniforms, 1750-1835
Four types of old Infantry Uniforms, Private (1750), Officer (1780), Sergeant (1807), Private (1835) Date: 1750-1835

Background imageAttention Collection: Correct Loading

Correct Loading
British Railway's staff information poster, designed by Frank Newbould, c.1950. This poster draws attention to correctly loading packages. Date: circa 1950

Background imageAttention Collection: Load Barrows so as to Avoid Crushing

Load Barrows so as to Avoid Crushing
British Railway's staff information poster, designed by Frank Newbould, c.1950. This poster draws attention to correctly loading packages in order to avoid crushing or dropping packages



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