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Boards Collection

Background imageBoards Collection: London Stock Exchange - The Stock Jobbers Pitches

London Stock Exchange - The Stock Jobbers Pitches. Date: early 1960s

Background imageBoards Collection: Sea Bathing Pool (Lido) at Southport, Lancashire, England

Sea Bathing Pool (Lido) at Southport, Lancashire, England. Date: 1943

Background imageBoards Collection: Boardwalk - Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - Rolling Chairs

Boardwalk - Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - Rolling Chairs
Boardwalk - Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - note the holidaymakers being pushed around in wonderful little three-wheeled wicker seats (rolling chairs / miniature carriages / carts)

Background imageBoards Collection: Draughtsmen at work

Draughtsmen at work
Draughtsmen prepare technical drawings for an electronic wiring system, in a large open plan room, with plenty of essential natural light. Photograph by Heinz Zinram

Background imageBoards Collection: Cartoon, The Macmillion (Andrew Carnegie)

Cartoon, The Macmillion (Andrew Carnegie)
Cartoon, The Macmillion -- Andrew Carnegie (1835 - 1919), Scottish-American industrialist, business magnate, and philanthropist

Background imageBoards Collection: Oxford University robes: Proctor (full dress)

Oxford University robes: Proctor (full dress)
A Proctor at Oxford University sporting a mortarboard and long, black gown, with a white fur hood. Date: 1920s

Background imageBoards Collection: Washing Board

Washing Board
A photograph demonstrating the use of a scrubbing board in a tub during washday in the early 20th century

Background imageBoards Collection: Sandwich Board Man - Oxford Street

Sandwich Board Man - Oxford Street

Background imageBoards Collection: Suffragettes in Hastings 1914

Suffragettes in Hastings 1914
Lantern slide showing suffragettes standing in high street of Hastings advertising a speech to be given by Mrs Pankhurst at the Royal Concert Hall in St Leonards on the subject of the German Peril at

Background imageBoards Collection: Advert for Parkins and Gotto electrical novelties 1906

Advert for Parkins and Gotto electrical novelties 1906
Advertisement from 1906 for Parkins and Gotto, of Oxford Street, London, showing the wide range of electrical novelties, including a working model of the Metropolitan electric railway train with

Background imageBoards Collection: Northern Ireland - An Irish Jaunting Car

Northern Ireland - An Irish Jaunting Car - a light two-wheeled carriage for a single horse, in its most common form with seats for two or four persons placed back to back

Background imageBoards Collection: Chicago Stockyards

Chicago Stockyards
Cattle awaiting slaughter in the Union Stock Yards, Chicago - note the boards for Armour and Swift

Background imageBoards Collection: Mother, Child, Limehouse

Mother, Child, Limehouse
A mother stands with her child at the door of her home in Limehouse, east London : the boards are presumably to prevent the child straying into the street

Background imageBoards Collection: Montem Street Higher Elementary School, London - Chemistry

Montem Street Higher Elementary School, London - Chemistry
The London School Boards Montem Street Higher Elementary School - boys in a laboratory are surrounded by bottles of chemicals and other chemistry apparatus. Date: early 1900s

Background imageBoards Collection: Beating the Bounds Boats

Beating the Bounds Boats
ENGLAND - BEATING THE BOUNDS Choirboys and dignitaries sailing down the Thames in rowing boats, en route to St. Clement Danes for the beating the parish boundaries ceremony Date: early 1930s

Background imageBoards Collection: Beating Bounds, 1930

Beating Bounds, 1930
ENGLAND BEATING THE BOUNDS Cheerful choirboys pose with rods prior to beating the parish boundaries at Lincolns Inn, London Date: 1930

Background imageBoards Collection: Manufacture of circuit boards

Manufacture of circuit boards
A complicated multi-component electronic device for manufacturing circuit boards. It consists of a number of miniature soldering irons to attach the electrical components and a magnifying camera

Background imageBoards Collection: Happy Schoolboy Days

Happy Schoolboy Days
Satire on the compulsory education act. Those not attending school are now committing a criminal offence. A truant is put in chains by 2 school board policemen

Background imageBoards Collection: Ypres Battlefield Markers and signs

Ypres Battlefield Markers and signs
Over the 40 years that we have been writing about these battlefields, there has been many attempts to signpost the places of interest

Background imageBoards Collection: Plymax cross-section, plywood board from Venesta Limited

Plymax cross-section, plywood board from Venesta Limited
Photograph of a Plymax cross-section, a plywood board trademarked by Venesta Limited. The boards are covered on one side or both sides with metal sheets

Background imageBoards Collection: On The Boards

On The Boards
A watercolour painting of some riders on horseback, playing polo in a tightly packed space. Date: circa 1915

Background imageBoards Collection: Beaufort Street

Beaufort Street
A painting of some people walking down a pavement of Beaufort Street in Chelsea, London. An area of housing sits behind the advertisement boards. Date: circa 1915

Background imageBoards Collection: Billboards

Billboards
A painting of some distant advertisement boards of some description, which many people are viewing, in a city setting. Date: circa 1915

Background imageBoards Collection: Diving Off a Bi-Plane

Diving Off a Bi-Plane
A Moth bi-plane being put to imaginative use at the De Havilland School of Flying at Hatfield. Date: 1932

Background imageBoards Collection: Estate agent sign boards

Estate agent sign boards
Estate Agent Sign Boards, For Sale, To Let - 1950s printer's block Date: 1950s

Background imageBoards Collection: Worcester Steeplechase Fair day with carousel & crowd

Worcester Steeplechase Fair day with carousel & crowd
Swings and other attractions, advertising boards including one for High Flying Boats and another for the Grand National Steeplechase Worcester'. Judging by a large puddle it has been raining

Background imageBoards Collection: Gentleman assists a lady to board a small rowing boat

Gentleman assists a lady to board a small rowing boat
Chivalry - A Gentleman assists a lady in boarding a small rowing boat - 1900s America. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageBoards Collection: Elm Court Blind School, London - Typewriting

Elm Court Blind School, London - Typewriting
Girls using typewriters at the London School Boards Elm Court School for the Blind, Tulse Hill. Date: circa 1903

Background imageBoards Collection: Elm Court Blind School, London - Chair Caning

Elm Court Blind School, London - Chair Caning
Girls at the London School Boards Elm Court School for the Blind, Tulse Hill, caning the seats of stools. Date: early 1900s

Background imageBoards Collection: Two men on Brighton Pier, Brighton, East Sussex

Two men on Brighton Pier, Brighton, East Sussex. 1925

Background imageBoards Collection: Indicator Board - Victoria Station - London

Indicator Board - Victoria Station - London
A gigantic indicator board at Victoria Railway Station, London, 1908 Date: 1908

Background imageBoards Collection: Antique wall paintings and skirting boards, Pompeii

Antique wall paintings and skirting boards, Pompeii
Antique Trompe l oeil wall painting from the Casa delle Grazie, excavated 1819, and skirting boards from the Forum, Pompeii

Background imageBoards Collection: Masks and weapons used by the Unalaskans

Masks and weapons used by the Unalaskans
Masks used by the Unalaskans in their dances; darts and the boards to throw them. From Joseph Billings and Martin Sauers An Account of an Expedition to the Northern Parts of Russia

Background imageBoards Collection: Vessels and warships of the Chinese navy

Vessels and warships of the Chinese navy. Mail ship or news frigate 1, junk with defensive boards 2, covered waterwheel riverboat 3, junk 4, and hawks beak boat with two prows 5

Background imageBoards Collection: Chinese printing, Qing Dynasty

Chinese printing, Qing Dynasty. Printers workshop with engraved boards, paper sheets, printing ink, etc. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Andrea Freschi after Antoine Cardon

Background imageBoards Collection: Lavatory doors, Liverpool Abattoir, Stanley Street

Lavatory doors, Liverpool Abattoir, Stanley Street, Liverpool, constructed from standard Plymax type M flush doors. Date: 1936

Background imageBoards Collection: Shower partitions at public baths, Moston, Manchester

Shower partitions at public baths, Moston, Manchester
Shower partitions at public baths, Moston Baths, Manchester, constructed in double-sided galvanised steel Plymax with sealed edges. Date: 1936

Background imageBoards Collection: Bath partitions at Downham School, Harlow, Essex

Bath partitions at Downham School, Harlow, Essex, constructed from Plymax standard lavatory design for slipper bath cubicles. Date: 1936

Background imageBoards Collection: Lavatories in a telephone exchange, City of London

Lavatories in a telephone exchange, City of London
Lavatories in a a telephone exchange, Faraday House, Queen Victoria Street, London EC4, constructed from Plymax standard lavatories type C with special marble finish. Date: 1936

Background imageBoards Collection: Lavatories in a department store, using Plymax plywood

Lavatories in a department store, using Plymax plywood
Lavatories in a department store, constructed from Plymax standard lavatories type C, with Venesta plywood type A flush doors. Date: 1936

Background imageBoards Collection: Lavatories at Downham School, Harlow, Essex

Lavatories at Downham School, Harlow, Essex, constructed from Plymax standard lavatory compartments type B. Date: 1936

Background imageBoards Collection: Dressing cubicles at public baths, Sittingbourne, Kent

Dressing cubicles at public baths, Sittingbourne, Kent
Dressing cubicles at public swimming baths, Sittingbourne, Kent, constructed in double-sided galvanised steel Plymax. Date: 1936

Background imageBoards Collection: Revenue Cutters capturing an American Smuggling vessel

Revenue Cutters capturing an American Smuggling vessel
British Revenue Cutters capturing an American Smuggling vessel. Date: circa 1770

Background imageBoards Collection: Central telephone exchange 1903

Central telephone exchange 1903
The post office central telephone exchange, St. Pauls Churchyard, London, England. Date: 1903

Background imageBoards Collection: Sad End of a German Spy Behind the British Line, WW1

Sad End of a German Spy Behind the British Line, WW1
The Sad End of a German Spy Behind the British Line. He foolishly endeavoured to obtain information from our sign boards!

Background imageBoards Collection: BATTLE OF CAPE ST VINCENT Nelson boards and takes the Spanish vessel San Josef

BATTLE OF CAPE ST VINCENT Nelson boards and takes the Spanish vessel San Josef Date: 14 February 1797

Background imageBoards Collection: ADVERT / SANDWICH MAN 19C

ADVERT / SANDWICH MAN 19C
Sandwichman advertising Babes in the Wood at Drury Lane Theatre Date: late 19th century

Background imageBoards Collection: CHICAGO STOCKYARD

CHICAGO STOCKYARD
Cattle awaiting slaughter in the Union Stock Yards, Chicago - note the boards for Armour and Swift Date: 1915



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