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Bore Collection

Background imageBore Collection: Oil Well at Chillingar

Oil Well at Chillingar, Iran. One of Irans largest oil fields, Chilingar was named after George V. Chilingar, one of the best-known petroleum geologists in the world

Background imageBore Collection: Map / Europe / France C1000

Map / Europe / France C1000
France in feudal times, with the country allotted to various nobles who bore more or less allegiance to the king, whose acquisitions are shown in map lower left

Background imageBore Collection: Malik-I-Maidan at the Bijapur Fort, Karnataka, India

Malik-I-Maidan at the Bijapur Fort, Karnataka, India
The Malik-I-Maidan at the Bijapur Fort, Karnataka, India. The Malik-i-Maidan (Master of the Battlefield), also called Burj-E-Sherz

Background imageBore Collection: Tunnel construction, Great Western Railway, South Wales

Tunnel construction, Great Western Railway, South Wales
Tunnel construction taking place on the Great Western Railway, somewhere in South Wales

Background imageBore Collection: Mascaret (tidal bore) of the Seine, Normandy, France

Mascaret (tidal bore) of the Seine, Normandy, France
People watching the mascaret (tidal bore) of the River Seine at Caudebec-en-Caux, Normandy, France, which resulted from large spring tides, and caused the loss of many ships

Background imageBore Collection: Queen launches the ship that bore her name

Queen launches the ship that bore her name
In September 1938 HM the Queen launched the ship that bore her name. In October 1946 the Queen returned to the Clyde. She accompanied the vessel during the speed trials off the Isle of Arran

Background imageBore Collection: Hardy Patent Pick Co. patent hand boring machine 1890s

Hardy Patent Pick Co. patent hand boring machine 1890s
Patent hand boring machine, for rock and coal, produced by Hardy Patent Pick Co, works in Sheffield. Date: 1890s

Background imageBore Collection: The River Bore, Hangzhou, China, early 1900s

The River Bore, Hangzhou, China, early 1900s

Background imageBore Collection: RMS Lusitania - handwritten letter on printed stationery

RMS Lusitania - handwritten letter on printed stationery
RMS Lusitania - letter written on board the Lusitania by Stewardess Ann Roberts on the outward leg of the journey that would culminate in the loss of the Lusitania

Background imageBore Collection: Battle of Colenso memorial

Battle of Colenso memorial
Cairn of stones recalling the battle where 103 soldiers lives were lost of December 15th. The battle of Colenso was the third and final battle fought during the Black Week of the Second Boer War

Background imageBore Collection: Permit to Be a Bore

Permit to Be a Bore, fake certificate with comic signatures Date: circa 1950

Background imageBore Collection: Elder, elderberry or bore tree, Sambucus nigra

Elder, elderberry or bore tree, Sambucus nigra. Handcoloured lithograph by Hanhart after a botanical illustration by David Blair from Robert Bentley and Henry Trimens Medicinal Plants, London, 1880

Background imageBore Collection: Borestone and Flagstaff, Bannockburn, Scotland

Borestone and Flagstaff, Bannockburn, Scotland
Borestone and Flagstaff, commemorating the Battle of Bannockburn (June 1314), near Stirling, Scotland. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageBore Collection: Great Victory Exhibition

Great Victory Exhibition
Crystal Palace War Museum and Great Victory Exhibition - circa 1920. The largest gun used during WW1. Date: circa 1920

Background imageBore Collection: Cutting through the Vendome Column; Paris Commune 1871

Cutting through the Vendome Column; Paris Commune 1871
A group of Communards cutting through the base of the column in the Place Vendome, Paris, 1871. The Communards decided to remove the column, a symbol of imperial splendour

Background imageBore Collection: HORRIBLE BORE

HORRIBLE BORE
A horrible Bore in the company. The social bore is depicted as a boar. Fellow guests shun his companionship. Date: 1840s

Background imageBore Collection: BRIDGE & WHIST BRIDGE & WHIST

BRIDGE & WHIST BRIDGE & WHIST
BRIDGE AND WHIST Discarded : Fashion (to Mr Bridge).Come along, partner! That dear old Mr Whist is such a bore ! He is so Vieux Jeu ! Date: 17 April 1901

Background imageBore Collection: An Artesian Bore - New South Wales, Australia

An Artesian Bore - New South Wales, Australia. Date: circa 1903

Background imageBore Collection: Australia - Goat Water Team near the Bore at Mckinlay

Australia - Goat Water Team near the Bore at Mckinlay, Queensland. Date: circa 1910

Background imageBore Collection: The Trent Aegir at Gainsborough - Tidal Bore

The Trent Aegir at Gainsborough - Tidal Bore
The Trent Aegir at Gainsborough, also known as the Eagre, a tidal bore on the River Trent in England. The Aegir occurs when a high spring tide meets the downstream flow of the river. Date: 1921

Background imageBore Collection: How to be unsuccessful in modern society - 2

How to be unsuccessful in modern society - 2
The hearty shows enthusiasm at a gathering of intelligentsia. Date: 1929

Background imageBore Collection: Sir John Eldon Gorst

Sir John Eldon Gorst
SIR JOHN ELDON GORST lawyer and statesman (do not confuse with his son, who bore the same name) Date: 1835 - 1916

Background imageBore Collection: Jules F Dupuis-Delcourt

Jules F Dupuis-Delcourt
JULES FRANCOIS DUPUIS-DELCOURT French balloon pioneer, with many ambitious projects which only occasionally bore fruit. Date: ACTIVE 1820S-1850S

Background imageBore Collection: Jean Etienne Bore

Jean Etienne Bore
JEAN ETIENNE BORE Sugar planter in the United States. Date: 1741 - 1820

Background imageBore Collection: Saint Romula

Saint Romula
SAINT ROMULA was a hermit in Palestine. She was paralysed and bedridden, but bore her infirmities with such patience that she earned the admiration of St Gregory the great. Date: 6th century

Background imageBore Collection: Hole in the Earth 1912

Hole in the Earth 1912
Prof Flammarion proposes to bore a hole eight kilometres into the Earth in order to study the composition of the inside of the planet Date: 1912

Background imageBore Collection: The Golfers Paradise by H. M. Bateman

The Golfers Paradise by H. M. Bateman
The Golfers Paradise - Telling them What Happened at the 16th Hole. The golfing bore epitomised in this fabulous cartoon by Bateman, showing the ultimate fantasy - a golfer seated in an armchair

Background imageBore Collection: Drilling an Oil Well - Boring by Turbine

Drilling an Oil Well - Boring by Turbine. Liquid mud is pumped at high pressure through a non-revolving pipe to a turbo drill (shown in the inset enlargement) at the bottom of the well

Background imageBore Collection: Wotten bore! - WWI humour

Wotten bore! - WWI humour
Wotten bore ! The War Office wouldn t have me - said my chest wouldn t be large enough to hold all the bally medals I should win

Background imageBore Collection: Dolgelly Bore, Moree District, New South Wales, Australia

Dolgelly Bore, Moree District, New South Wales, Australia. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageBore Collection: The bore on the River Tsien-Tang-Kiang, China

The bore on the River Tsien-Tang-Kiang, China Date: circa 1890

Background imageBore Collection: Clementina Walkinshaw

Clementina Walkinshaw
CLEMENTINA WALKINSHAW mistress of Charles Edward Stuart after the 45, bore him a child but left him because of maltreatment, styled countess of Albestroff. Date: 1720 - 1802

Background imageBore Collection: Adolphus Occo

Adolphus Occo
ADOLPH OCCO German physician, humanist and numismatist from Augsburg, third in a dynasty who all bore the same name. Date: 1524 - 1606

Background imageBore Collection: Adolph Occo - 1

Adolph Occo - 1
ADOLPH OCCO German physician from Augsburg, first in a dynasty who all bore the same name. Date: ? - 1503

Background imageBore Collection: Comic Postcard - Somebodys Darling

Comic Postcard - Somebodys Darling! (possibly just his Mother?!!) Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBore Collection: The Tsar Cannon, Kremlin, Moscow, Russia

The Tsar Cannon, Kremlin, Moscow, Russia - cast in 1586 in Moscow, by master bronze caster Andrey Chokhov. Never used, but bears traces of having been fired at least once. Date: circa 1906

Background imageBore Collection: Eel fishers hut on the Bore, (i. e. Bure River) England

Eel fishers hut on the Bore, (i. e. Bure River) England
Eel fishers hut on the Bore, (i.e. Bure River) England. Date between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900

Background imageBore Collection: Morton, North Yorkshire - The Aegir

Morton, North Yorkshire - The Aegir - a tidal surge on the River Trent. It takes its name from Aegir, the Norse god of the ocean

Background imageBore Collection: Iollan & Tuirenfionn

Iollan & Tuirenfionn
Tuiren (the sister or aunt of Finn) with Iollan who was her husband for a while. When briefly transformed into a dog she bore Bran & Sceolan who became Finns faithful hounds

Background imageBore Collection: New tunnel, Newport, Monmouthshire, South Wales

New tunnel, Newport, Monmouthshire, South Wales
Completion of the new bore (left) of the Newport tunnel, on the Great Western Railway near the city of Newport, Monmouthshire, Gwent, South Wales

Background imageBore Collection: Sinking an Artesian Well, Union Workhouse, Aylsham, Norfolk

Sinking an Artesian Well, Union Workhouse, Aylsham, Norfolk
The firm of F.H. Buckingham sinking an artesian well at Aylsham Union workhouse in 1923. The workhouse, designed by William J Donthorn, was erected in 1848-9 at Aylsham

Background imageBore Collection: Lear / Nonsense / Gong

Lear / Nonsense / Gong
There was an Old Man with a gong, who bumped at it all day long; But they called out, O law! you re a horrid old bore! so they smashed that Old Man with a gong

Background imageBore Collection: The First Bus out of West Berlin after the Blockade, 1949

The First Bus out of West Berlin after the Blockade, 1949
Photograph showing the first civilian bus to leave West Berlin after the end of the Soviet blockade, May 1949. The bus shown was heading for Hanover and proudly bore the banner Hurra

Background imageBore Collection: Underground warfare

Underground warfare
Men working a mine-drill in a gallery, making a bore-hole for a camoflaut or secondary chamber, intended to cause the enemy work to fall in

Background imageBore Collection: Ganges Bore

Ganges Bore
native boats caught in the bore in the estuary of the Ganges, Bangladesh

Background imageBore Collection: Prororoca, China

Prororoca, China
The prororoca, a tidal bore on the Tien-Tsang river, China

Background imageBore Collection: Hooghly Bore

Hooghly Bore
A native boat tosses in the bore of the Hooghly, the most important channel of the Ganges river in its estuary in West Bengal

Background imageBore Collection: Gabrielle D estree

Gabrielle D estree
GABRIELLE ESTREES or D Estree mistress of Henri IV who bore him three children - Cesar, duc de Vendome; Catherine- Henriette, mlle de V.; and Alexandre, chevalier de V



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