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Background imageBottom Collection: Three young Victorian women baring their bottoms

Three young Victorian women baring their bottoms, circa 1894. circa 1894

Background imageBottom Collection: Fairey Swordfish Torpedo-Bomber; Second World War, 1941

Fairey Swordfish Torpedo-Bomber; Second World War, 1941
Painting showing a Fleet Air Arm Fairey Swordfish torpedo-bomber-reconnaissance airplane flying over a British destroyer (bottom centre) and the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious (back right), 1941

Background imageBottom Collection: Pin-up Girl playing card by Arthur Ferrier

Pin-up Girl playing card by Arthur Ferrier
A cheeky blonde pin-up girl viewed from behind, with a rather transparent hat barely covering her modesty. Date: c.1950

Background imageBottom Collection: Nude by David Wright

Nude by David Wright
Erotic painting by David Wright, best known for his pin ups, showing a nude woman from an unusual angle, with her legs and bottom in the light, and her back in the shadows. Date: c.1948

Background imageBottom Collection: The Yorkshire County Cricket Team, 1912

The Yorkshire County Cricket Team, 1912
Photograph showing 13 members of the Yorkshire County Cricket team for the 1912 season. Yorkshire were winners of the County Championship that year. Top row, left to right: Sir A.W

Background imageBottom Collection: Barrel Girl

Barrel Girl
Bottoms up! A little girl accidentally reveals the fact that her knickers match her dress as she leans over a water butt!

Background imageBottom Collection: Union Workhouse, Todmorden, West Yorkshire

Union Workhouse, Todmorden, West Yorkshire
The Todmorden Union workhouse at Lee Bottom near Mankinholes, West Yorkshire, erected in 1877. The site later became Stansfield View Hospital

Background imageBottom Collection: A Selection of Bicycles, 1888

A Selection of Bicycles, 1888
Engraving of a selection of bicycles on display at the Stanley Show of 1888. In the centre is The Coventry Machinists Companys Coolie Cycle Cab built for the Sultan of Morocco and at bottom left

Background imageBottom Collection: Blackburn Olympic vs. Old Etonians F. A. Cup Final, 1883

Blackburn Olympic vs. Old Etonians F. A. Cup Final, 1883
Engraving showing a number of scenes from the F.A. Cup Final of 1883, played between Blackburn Olympic and the Old Etonians at Kennington Oval, London. The match was won by Blackburn 2-1

Background imageBottom Collection: Miners at the pit bottom, Tirpentwys Colliery, South Wales

Miners at the pit bottom, Tirpentwys Colliery, South Wales
A group of miners at the pit bottom of Tirpentwys Colliery, near Pontypool in South Wales

Background imageBottom Collection: Nell Gwynn and the houses in which she lived

Nell Gwynn and the houses in which she lived
Engraved portrait of Nell Gwynn (1650-1687), the English actress and mistress of King Charles II, and two of the houses in which she lived

Background imageBottom Collection: OLD ENGLISH COINS

OLD ENGLISH COINS
Old (pre-Decimalisation) British coins (left to right): Top - penny, half penny, threepenny bit. Bottom - half crown, two shillings, one shilling, sixpence - tails

Background imageBottom Collection: Houses of Commons / Lords

Houses of Commons / Lords
Lord Palmerston addressing the House of Commons (top) A debate on the Home Rule Bill in the House of Lords (bottom)

Background imageBottom Collection: Tarot Card 22 - Le Fou (The Fool)

Tarot Card 22 - Le Fou (The Fool)
Tarot Card 22 - Le Fou or Le Mat (The Fool)

Background imageBottom Collection: Suffragette W. S. P. U Sash Votes for Women

Suffragette W. S. P. U Sash Votes for Women
Sash produced for the Womens Social & Political Union, in the colours of purple, white and green. The sash is made in a heavy woven cotton material with white central panel and borders

Background imageBottom Collection: Air display at RAF Abingdon

Air display at RAF Abingdon. Clockwise from bottom: de Havilland Sea Hornet, Hawker Sea Fury, de Havilland Rapide/Dominie, North American Harvard and Douglas Dakota

Background imageBottom Collection: En Pleine Folie at the Folies Bergere

En Pleine Folie at the Folies Bergere
Sketches by Erte for Grands Flueves du Monde (the Great Rivers of the World) in En Pleine Folie at the Folies Bergere, Paris, 1923 (showing the Rhine, the Nile, the Ganges and the Amazon)

Background imageBottom Collection: Midsummer Nights Dream

Midsummer Nights Dream
Act IV, Scene I Bottom & Titania; T: " Come, sit thee down upon this flowery bed/While I thy amiable cheeks do coy, "

Background imageBottom Collection: Midsummer Nights Dream

Midsummer Nights Dream
Titania & Bottom

Background imageBottom Collection: Insects / Bee

Insects / Bee
Humble bees; the wood bee (top) and earth bee (bottom)

Background imageBottom Collection: The bottom sawyer in a saw pit cutting a timber log into pla

The bottom sawyer in a saw pit cutting a timber log into pla
The bottom sawyer in a saw pit cuts a timber log into planks. He is showered by sawdust Date: 1989

Background imageBottom Collection: The Avenger Lord Kitchener of Khartoum, of Gordon

The Avenger Lord Kitchener of Khartoum, of Gordon
THE AVENGER LORD KITCHENER OF KHARTOUM, OF GORDON.Chromolithograph from a photograph by Bassano, 1899.Published by Bassano, London

Background imageBottom Collection: The Quest, 1921

The Quest, 1921
Sectional diagram of the Quest, the ship of the Shackleton-Rowett Oceanographical and Antarctic Expedition of 1921-22. Surrounding the image of the main ship are a number of interior views

Background imageBottom Collection: 1960s tennis fashion

1960s tennis fashion
Frilly panties by Teddy Tinling, as worn by tennis players in the 1960s. Worn with a navy banded white cardigan by Maxine Leighton

Background imageBottom Collection: Annamalaiyar Temple, India

Annamalaiyar Temple, India
Annamalaiyar Temple - a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, located at the bottom of the Annamalai hill in Thiruvannamalai town in Tamilnadu, India

Background imageBottom 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 imageBottom Collection: Miners at the pit bottom, Tirpentwys Colliery, South Wales

Miners at the pit bottom, Tirpentwys Colliery, South Wales
A group of miners at the pit bottom of Tirpentwys Colliery, near Pontypool in South Wales

Background imageBottom Collection: The Dancers of Variety in 1928

The Dancers of Variety in 1928. Evelyn Kindler (top left) with the Libby dancers on the Kieth vaudeville circuit, Jeanne Upham (top right) in vaudeville

Background imageBottom Collection: 77 mm German engraved artillery shell case - Bezalel School

77 mm German engraved artillery shell case - Bezalel School
77 mm. German artillery shell case engraved at the Bezalel School in Jerusalem. Inlaid silver and copper damascene work including three silver date trees

Background imageBottom Collection: Bromley Workhouse, Kent

Bromley Workhouse, Kent

Background imageBottom Collection: Herring Fleet Fisher Women, East Coast of Britain, 1913

Herring Fleet Fisher Women, East Coast of Britain, 1913
Photographs showing three views of fisher women who worked for the herring fleet on the East coast of Britain in 1913. At top, three women stand at the pickling trough, gutting and pickling herring

Background imageBottom Collection: Royal Navy losses in both World Wars, 1945

Royal Navy losses in both World Wars, 1945
Illustration showing the ships lost by the British Royal Navy during the Second World War (main picture) compared with those lost during the First World War (inset bottom right)

Background imageBottom Collection: Items in the Tudor Exhibition, 1890

Items in the Tudor Exhibition, 1890
Engraving showing a number of relics from the sixteenth century exhibited in the Tudor Exhibition of 1890. The items pictured include: Henry VIIIs hat (top right)

Background imageBottom Collection: Scenes on board the SS Sumatra, November 1875

Scenes on board the SS Sumatra, November 1875
Engraving of a number of scenes on board the SS Sumatra, during its voyage to India via Aden and the Red Sea. The scenes show (left to right, top to bottom) 1

Background imageBottom Collection: Ships of the P&O, Cunard, Orient, Union and Guion Lines, 188

Ships of the P&O, Cunard, Orient, Union and Guion Lines, 188
Engravings of the steamships Lusitania, Khiva, Mexican, Australia, Arizona, Zambesi, Poonah, Nepaul, Ganges, Geelong, Rosetta, Umbria and Etruria (left to right, top to bottom)

Background imageBottom Collection: George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW Irish writer standing looking in through an open window of the shed at the bottom of his garden where he used to write

Background imageBottom Collection: COAL GOING UP / 1910

COAL GOING UP / 1910
Tubs of coal arrive at the bottom of the lift shaft, ready to be hauled up to the surface, at the Clay Cross mine at Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England

Background imageBottom Collection: Gossip about Fairies 15

Gossip about Fairies 15
Titania, queen of the Fairies, magically enamoured of Bottom, the Weaver, comes to her senses - - a scene from Shakespeares A Midsummer Nights Dream

Background imageBottom Collection: Chemistry Appliances

Chemistry Appliances
Alembics and distillation appliances for processes such as subliming Volatile Sal Ammoniac (bottom left) : at bottom right is a Sand Bath at Work Date: circa 1790

Background imageBottom Collection: RAF Lancasters over Berlin; Second World War, 1943

RAF Lancasters over Berlin; Second World War, 1943
Illustration showing Royal Air Force Lancaster heavy bombers heading towards their target of Berlin, during the Autumn of 1943

Background imageBottom Collection: Staff and Committee at Stepping Hill Union Infirmary, Stockp

Staff and Committee at Stepping Hill Union Infirmary, Stockp
The staff and management committee (each named at bottom) of the Stockport Union infirmary, now Stepping Hill Hospital. Date: circa 1905

Background imageBottom Collection: Switzerland - Grindelwald. On the Eismeer

Switzerland - Grindelwald. On the Eismeer
Coloured lantern slide of a view of the Eismeer Lower Grindelwald Glacier, the western of the two in the valley of Grindelwald. There are two explorer figures at the bottom of the glacier

Background imageBottom Collection: Lascar Seamen at work and at rest, 1906

Lascar Seamen at work and at rest, 1906
Series of Photographs showing Lascar seamen at work in the stokehole of a passenger liner (centre image) and at rest in the Home for Asiatic Seamen (bottom images)

Background imageBottom Collection: The first photograph of a diver at the bottom of the sea

The first photograph of a diver at the bottom of the sea

Background imageBottom Collection: Gossip about Fairies 14

Gossip about Fairies 14
Titania, queen of the Fairies, is magically enamoured of Bottom, the Weaver, who has been magically endowed with a donkeys head - scene from A Midsummer Nights Dream

Background imageBottom Collection: Miners / Lift Shaft / 1855

Miners / Lift Shaft / 1855
Landing at the bottom of the shaft in a mine in Northumberland, England



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