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Background imageBacking Collection: Washing & Steel Mill

Washing & Steel Mill
A washing line and an old man and children in the back garden of a house backing onto the Steward & Lloyds steel mill, Corby, Northamptonshire, England. Date: late 1960s

Background imageBacking Collection: Gladstone out of a Job

Gladstone out of a Job
Defeated in the July 1886 election because of his backing for Irish Home Rule, Gladstone and his supporters find themselves among the unemployed, eating Irish stew

Background imageBacking Collection: Mustafa Kemal Ataturk - The Patriot

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk - The Patriot
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (1881-1938) - a Turkish army officer, revolutionary, and founder of the Republic of Turkey, serving as its first President from 1923 until his death

Background imageBacking Collection: Pop Superstar Prince performing live on stage - Parade Tour

Pop Superstar Prince performing live on stage - Parade Tour
Pop Superstar Prince (1958-2016) performing live on stage at Wembley Arena, London England in August 1986 during The Parade Tour (also called the Under the Cherry Moon Tour)

Background imageBacking Collection: WW2 Home Front - Bomb Damage in London - Savile Row

WW2 Home Front - Bomb Damage in London - Savile Row
WW2 - Home Front - Bomb Damage in London - Savile Row backing on to Heddon Street - 16th September 1940. Date: 1940

Background imageBacking Collection: White Star Line, RMS Britannic - section of architrave

White Star Line, RMS Britannic - section of architrave
White Star Line, RMS Britannic - carved oak section of architrave mounted on a modern backing board. 12.75 inches. Date: 20th century

Background imageBacking Collection: P&O Cruises - Sea Princess brass name plaque

P&O Cruises - Sea Princess brass name plaque on an oak backing board. 34 x 6 inches. Date: 20th century

Background imageBacking Collection: Cunard Line, RMS Aquitania - brass pressure gauge

Cunard Line, RMS Aquitania - brass pressure gauge
Cunard Line, RMS Aquitania - circular brass pressure gauge on a contemporary oak backing with plaque bearing the words Cunarder Aquitania 1914-1950'. Date: 1914-1950

Background imageBacking Collection: President William Howard Taft and Major Archibald Butt

President William Howard Taft and Major Archibald Butt, a presidential aide who died when the Titanic sank. Photo is pasted to heavy cardboard backing, with an incorrect notation on reverse. Pres

Background imageBacking Collection: Comic postcard, Making money on the horses

Comic postcard, Making money on the horses, one way or another Date: 20th century

Background imageBacking Collection: WW1 - Cartoon - The Austrian Ultimatum

WW1 - Cartoon - The Austrian Ultimatum
WW1 - The Austro-Hungarian empire personified as birds of prey, deliver their ultimatum and demands to the Serbian s. With their demands not met

Background imageBacking Collection: Hyder Ali (Haidar Ali)

Hyder Ali (Haidar Ali)
HYDER ALI Muslim ruler of Mysore, set up first corps of sepoys with European backing. Date: 1722 - 1782

Background imageBacking Collection: Russia Behind Serbia

Russia Behind Serbia
The Power Behind. Austrian Imperial eagle: I don t quite like his attitude. Somebody must be backing him & indeed the Russian bear stands hidden behind the Serbian fowl. Date: 1914

Background imageBacking Collection: Design in cream, beige and green

Design in cream, beige and green. Gouache and Pencil on tracing paper, on backing sheet. Silver Studio. circa 1900

Background imageBacking Collection: Prince Nicholas of Romania

Prince Nicholas of Romania (1903-1978), in about 1928. Nicholas was Queen Marie of Romanias second son and the grandson of Prince Alfred of Edinburgh. He attended Eton and served in the British Navy

Background imageBacking Collection: Pierce Egans Anecdotes: catroon brawl in tavern

Pierce Egans Anecdotes: catroon brawl in tavern
Colour plate: The tavern in an uproar: Mrs Bonniface shewing more pluck than her good man by backing her husband against Bob Hit-a-Body ripe for mischief

Background imageBacking Collection: Ostensory silver, 1867. From Lleida Cathedral. The capitular

Ostensory silver, 1867. From Lleida Cathedral. The capitular
Ostensory silver, 1867. Object made by the sons Francisco d Assis. From Lleida Cathedral. The Capitular Museum. Spain. Catalonia. Lleida

Background imageBacking Collection: John Fitch, Inventor

John Fitch, Inventor
JOHN FITCH American inventor who built successful steamboats but failed to obtain financial backing so drowned himself at Philadelphia. Date: 1743 - 1798

Background imageBacking Collection: WW1 - The German Ambassador to France delivers ultimatum

WW1 - The German Ambassador to France delivers ultimatum
Baron Wilhelm von Schoen, German ambassador in Paris at the beginning of World War I assuring interim for Foreign Affairs M

Background imageBacking Collection: Ambrotype Photographic Plate

Ambrotype Photographic Plate
An Ambrotype photograhic plate with half the backing removed to show how it works. Kodak Museum at Harrow, England

Background imageBacking Collection: Queen Mary Ocean Liner, suspended

Queen Mary Ocean Liner, suspended
R.M.S. Queen Mary at the John Brown shipyard, December 1931. Work on the ship, then known as Cunard No. 534, had been suspended on 13th December 1931 as Cunard had run out of funds

Background imageBacking Collection: Queen Mary Ocean Liner crisis stops work

Queen Mary Ocean Liner crisis stops work
Tragedy comes to Clydeside. On 10th December 1931, almost exactly a year after signing of the contract for the construction of Hull Number 534, know as Queen Mary Ocean Liner

Background imageBacking Collection: Map from Douai / Cambrai - Valanciennes / Le Cateau

Map from Douai / Cambrai - Valanciennes / Le Cateau
Lined wallet containing 49 back to back map cards on canvas backing. Opens out to map from Douai/Cambrai - Valanciennes/Le Cateau. Commemorative Ware

Background imageBacking Collection: China - Merchant Flag

China - Merchant Flag - printed on Silk. Date: 1914

Background imageBacking Collection: The Royal Standard of Montenegro - Silk backing

The Royal Standard of Montenegro - Silk backing
The Royal Standard of Montenegro - Embroidered onto a silk backing. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBacking Collection: The Flag of Chile - Silk backing

The Flag of Chile - Silk backing
The Flag (Standard) of Chile ( Chili ) - printed on Silk. Date: 1914

Background imageBacking Collection: Design for dress silk or print with yellow flower

Design for dress silk or print with yellow flower. Pencil and watercolour on tracing paper on backing of plain detail paper. Silver Studio. 1937

Background imageBacking Collection: Horses. Backing

Horses. Backing. Photograph shows twelve consecutive images of a man with a horse which is backing. Date c1881

Background imageBacking Collection: Lady having fun on a rocking horse

Lady having fun on a rocking horse
Young Lady having fun on a rocking horse I hear you are fond of backing horses, how would you like to have a bit on this one? Date: 1931

Background imageBacking Collection: Card Series 4

Card Series 4
He explains his project to Ferdinand and Isabela and obtains their backing for his expedition. Date: 1446 - 1506

Background imageBacking Collection: Photographers advertisement, Haverfordwest, South Wales

Photographers advertisement, Haverfordwest, South Wales
A typical photograph backing, advertising David Bowens Caer Alun Studio in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Dyfed, South Wales

Background imageBacking Collection: Fire in Winnipeg, Canada

Fire in Winnipeg, Canada. The Bulman Block fire of October 11th 1904 destroyed the building backing onto the Duffin block (Birt Saddlery)

Background imageBacking Collection: Gordon Bennett (Younger)

Gordon Bennett (Younger)
JAMES GORDON BENNETT (the younger) American newspaper proprietor, notable for backing explorers and sporting ventures including motoring, sailing and ballooning

Background imageBacking Collection: Horsemen 2 - Numidians

Horsemen 2 - Numidians
NUMIDIANS : living in present- day Algeria, these renowned nomadic warriors separate during the Punic Wars, one tribe supporting Carthage, the other backing Rome


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