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Background imageBlock Collection: The Sketch Ideal Home No. VI. Sports Without Broad Acres by

The Sketch Ideal Home No. VI. Sports Without Broad Acres by
The difficult problem of how to enjoy games and field sports when you live in a block of flats has triumphantly solved. The sixth in the series of Ideal Home designs by W. Heath Robinson

Background imageBlock Collection: Highwood School, Brentwood, Essex

Highwood School, Brentwood, Essex
The administration block at Highwood (or High Wood) School, Brentwood, Essex. The school was opened by the Metropolitan Asylums Board in 1904 for the treatment of ophthalmia in children

Background imageBlock Collection: St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, Marine Court

St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, Marine Court
The Art Deco splendour of Marine Court and New Sun Lounge, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex. The building was completed in 1937 and was for a time the tallest block of flats in the United Kingdom

Background imageBlock Collection: Morshead Mansions, Morshead Road, Maida Vale, London

Morshead Mansions, Morshead Road, Maida Vale, London. Date: circa 1910

Background imageBlock Collection: North Wales Lunatic Asylum, Denbigh, North Wales

North Wales Lunatic Asylum, Denbigh, North Wales
Administration block of the North Wales Lunatic Asylum at Denbigh, opened in 1848 and designed by Thomas Fulljames

Background imageBlock Collection: Dorking General Hospital, Surrey

Dorking General Hospital, Surrey
Aerial view of Dorking General Hospital on Horsham Road, Dorking, Surrey. Designed by William Shearburn, the building opened in 1841 as the Dorking Union workhouse

Background imageBlock Collection: London arms and seals

London arms and seals
The Arms and Common Seals of the Metropolitan Boroughs of London and of the City of London, with a block map showing their boundaries

Background imageBlock Collection: The Treaty Stone, Limerick, Republic of Ireland

The Treaty Stone, Limerick, Republic of Ireland. The Treaty of Limerick ended the Williamite war in Ireland between the Jacobites and the supporters of William of Orange

Background imageBlock Collection: USS Block Island (CVE-106)

USS Block Island (CVE-106)

Background imageBlock Collection: Advert for Shelley Vogue China 1931

Advert for Shelley Vogue China 1931
Shelleys Vogue shape coffee set, usual in yellow and black overlapping block pattern. Advertisement for new catalogue with Shelley china tea, coffee, morning and dinner sets. Date: 1931

Background imageBlock Collection: State Penitentiary at Stateville, Joliet, Illinois, USA

State Penitentiary at Stateville, Joliet, Illinois, USA
Interior view of a cell block at the Illinois State Penitentiary at Stateville, near Joliet, Illinois, USA. The prison was designed using the panopticon principle promoted by Jeremy Bentham

Background imageBlock Collection: Southwark Military Hospital, Dulwich, South London

Southwark Military Hospital, Dulwich, South London
Ward blocks at Southwark Military Hospital which, during the First World War, was established in the St Saviours workhouse infirmary

Background imageBlock Collection: Union Workhouse, Brighton, Sussex

Union Workhouse, Brighton, Sussex
Brighton Union workhouse on Race Hill, at Elm Grove in Brighton, Sussex, which opened in 1867. From 1915 to 1920 it was the Kitchener Indian Hospital and later became Brighton General Hospital

Background imageBlock Collection: The Block / Felix on Bat

The Block / Felix on Bat
Home Block

Background imageBlock Collection: Soho, London - Beak Street W1

Soho, London - Beak Street W1, viewed from Great Pulteney Street. 1973

Background imageBlock Collection: Montrose Academy, Scotland

Montrose Academy, Scotland
Montrose Academy - a state secondary school in Montrose, Angus, Scotland. Date: circa 1910

Background imageBlock Collection: Chicago Board of Trade Building

Chicago Board of Trade Building and Observatory, USA Date: circa 1940s

Background imageBlock Collection: No. 1 War Hospital, Reading, Berkshire

No. 1 War Hospital, Reading, Berkshire
Rear view of the entrance to the No. 1 War Hospital, Reading, Berkshire - the First World War deployment of Reading Union Workhouse. Several uniformed soldiers can be seen, one on crutches

Background imageBlock Collection: Napsbury Asylum Administration Block, Hertfordshire

Napsbury Asylum Administration Block, Hertfordshire
The administration block of the Middlesex County Lunatic Asylum, also known as Napsbury Asylum, originally opened in 1905 on Shenley Lane, London Colney, near St. Albans, Hertfordshire

Background imageBlock Collection: Barber / Mr Block

Barber / Mr Block
Mr Block the Barber, from " Happy Families" devised in Britain by Mr Jacques in 1861

Background imageBlock Collection: Infirmary - Havil Street, Camberwell

Infirmary - Havil Street, Camberwell
Its the circular ward block for the workhouse infirmary, designed in 1889 by architect R.P. Whellock, and opened the following year at Havil Street, Camberwell

Background imageBlock Collection: Entrance to Wigmore Schools, West Midlands

Entrance to Wigmore Schools, West Midlands
The entrance and receiving block at the Walsall and West Bromwich District School on Pennyhill Lane, Wigmore. A woman in uniform and a boy stand on either side of the archway

Background imageBlock Collection: Bisley Farm School No. 2 Ground-floor Plan

Bisley Farm School No. 2 Ground-floor Plan
Ground-floor plan of the new building added to the Bisley Farm School, Surrey, in 1873, and later known as the Shaftesbury School block. Date: circa 1888

Background imageBlock Collection: Shilluk Girl bearing extensive traditional scarfication

Shilluk Girl bearing extensive traditional scarfication
A Shilluk Girl bearing extensive traditional facial scarfication and wearing thick wood-block earrings - Upper Nile, Sudan, Africa. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBlock Collection: Cell Block Interior, Wakefield Prison, West Yorkshire

Cell Block Interior, Wakefield Prison, West Yorkshire
The interior of a cell block at Wakefield Prison, West Yorkshire. Cells line the open galleries which have a safety net strung across to prevent inmates falling

Background imageBlock Collection: Camberwell Workhouse, East Dulwich, London

Camberwell Workhouse, East Dulwich, London
The administrative block of the Camberwell workhouse opened in 1895 on Constance Road, East Dulwich, south London. The building was designed by Thomas Aldwinckle

Background imageBlock Collection: St Margarets Hospital, Epping, Essex

St Margarets Hospital, Epping, Essex
Aerial view of St Margarets Hospital, Epping, Essex. Designed by Lewis Vulliamy, the site began life in 1837-8 as the Epping Union workhouse

Background imageBlock Collection: Board of Trade Rocket Apparatus for Saving Lives from Shipwr

Board of Trade Rocket Apparatus for Saving Lives from Shipwr
Engraving showing Board of Trade equipment for use to help shipwrecked sailors, 1886. The items are (from left to right, top to bottom)

Background imageBlock Collection: Greens Mansions, Bombay, India

Greens Mansions, Bombay, India
Greens Mansions, Bombay (Mumbai), India. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBlock Collection: Corner stone, St Patricks Church, Philadelphia, USA

Corner stone, St Patricks Church, Philadelphia, USA
Corner stone of the new St Patricks Church, 20th and Rittenhouse Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The stone had been brought from Armagh, Ireland, and was laid on 3 October 1910

Background imageBlock Collection: La Hacienda, Hong Kong, China

La Hacienda, Hong Kong, China
La Hacienda, luxury apartments in Mount Kellett Road, Hong Kong, China. Date: circa 1949

Background imageBlock Collection: Ils ne passeront pas, by Bairnsfather

Ils ne passeront pas, by Bairnsfather
Ils ne passeront pas (They shall not pass) Old soldiers never say die, they'll simply block the way A cartoon by Captain Bruce Bairnsfather in The Bystander, featuring his popular character

Background imageBlock Collection: Caterham Asylum, Surrey

Caterham Asylum, Surrey
Charity collectors at the gates of Caterham Imbeciles Asylum. Behind are the barred windows of a ward block. Like its twin at Leavesden

Background imageBlock Collection: Moorgate stoneyard in 1961

Moorgate stoneyard in 1961
View of Moorgate stoneyard, a fragment of the old city with its cobbled streets. In the background is the New Moor House. Date: 1961

Background imageBlock Collection: Harley House, Marylebone Road, London NW1

Harley House, Marylebone Road, London NW1
Harley House, a residential mansion block in Marylebone Road, London NW1. Date: circa 1905

Background imageBlock Collection: General Hospital, Nottingham

General Hospital, Nottingham
The Jubilee Wing of Nottingham General Hospital, erected in the 1890s. Its design, featuring a distinctive circular ward block, was by Alfred Waterhouse. Date: Date unknown

Background imageBlock Collection: Rolls-Royce Exe 24-cylinder, air-cooled, X-block

Rolls-Royce Exe 24-cylinder, air-cooled, X-block, sleeve-valve engine B Series outside the Ramp Hangar at Hucknall

Background imageBlock Collection: Royal Garden Hotel

Royal Garden Hotel
The ultra modern Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington High Street, London, with its trendy underground car park. Date: late 1960s

Background imageBlock Collection: Grove Hospital, Tooting Grove, south west London

Grove Hospital, Tooting Grove, south west London
Administration block of the Grove Hospital, Tooting Grove, south west London (originally in Surrey), one of five new hospitals opened by the Metropolitan Asylums Board in the 1890s for the treatment

Background imageBlock Collection: Craftsmen making besom brooms and wooden rakes

Craftsmen making besom brooms and wooden rakes
Two craftsmen sit on narrow benches, making besom brooms and wooden rakes. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageBlock Collection: Craftsmen make besom brooms and wooden rakes

Craftsmen make besom brooms and wooden rakes
Two craftsmen sit on narrow benches, making besom brooms and wooden rakes. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageBlock Collection: German Kitchen

German Kitchen
A maid in a simple kitchen with stove, sink, racks, chopping block, tub and saucepans

Background imageBlock Collection: Eric Gill, sculptor and printmaker, at work

Eric Gill, sculptor and printmaker, at work
Arthur Eric Rowton Gill (1882 - 1940), English sculptor, printmaker and typeface designer, at work, using a magnifying glass. Date: 1930

Background imageBlock Collection: Rumford Falls, Maine, USA - A Business Block

Rumford Falls, Maine, USA - A Business Block, housing The Everett K. Day Company and G. A. Peabody Company. This card was produced in Austria

Background imageBlock Collection: The Scottish National War Memorial, Edinburgh, Scotland

The Scottish National War Memorial, Edinburgh, Scotland (interior, the entrance to the shrine) - housed in a re-developed barrack block in Crown Square, at the heart of Edinburgh castle

Background imageBlock Collection: Oxford Hotel, Denver, Colorado, USA

Oxford Hotel, Denver, Colorado, USA
View of the Oxford Hotel and new annex, Welcome Arch and Union Depot, Denver, Colorado, USA. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBlock Collection: Ellicott Square Building, Buffalo, New York State, USA

Ellicott Square Building, Buffalo, New York State, USA Date: circa 1908

Background imageBlock Collection: England / Sandwich 1940S

England / Sandwich 1940S
The Toll Bridge and Barbican, Sandwich, Kent, England. The Barbican is one of a chain of block-houses, set up in the reign of Henry VIII in about 1539 to guard the River Stour



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