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Break Down Collection

Background imageBreak Down Collection: How to Keep Fit - Breakdown

How to Keep Fit - Breakdown
Humourous postcard entitled: " How to Keep Fit" - " If a breakdown results from overwork, a long rest in the country is imperative." A motorist who has crashed faces quite a wait

Background imageBreak Down Collection: Dog Mechanic

Dog Mechanic
A dog car mechanic mending a female dog clients car. Date: early 1930s

Background imageBreak Down Collection: Broken down modern car overtaken by veteran model

Broken down modern car overtaken by veteran model
A broken down modern car is overtaken by a veteran model on a suburban street. A man looks at the engine of his saloon car, while a couple whiz past in Edwardian costume

Background imageBreak Down Collection: Car with broken wheel in the desert, Middle East

Car with broken wheel in the desert, Middle East
A car with a broken front wheel in the desert, somewhere in the Middle East. The driver, wearing a fez, stands alongside, not looking too pleased

Background imageBreak Down Collection: Roadside breakdown

Roadside breakdown
A man stops to help a party of motorists who have suffered from a burst tyre

Background imageBreak Down Collection: Breakdown Communication

Breakdown Communication
An American couple on their honeymoon bring out the phrase book hoping to understand what the European railway official is trying to tell them

Background imageBreak Down Collection: A wagon breakdown in the Redwood Forest, California, 1884

A wagon breakdown in the Redwood Forest, California, 1884
Engraving showing a wagon broken down as it carried timber from the forest to San Francisco, 1884

Background imageBreak Down Collection: Miss Gabrielle Ray

Miss Gabrielle Ray
Gabrielle Ray (1883-1973), British stage actress brushing her hair and wearing pyjamas. Ray was a star of the Gaiety Theatre and was adored by fans for her beauty and dancing

Background imageBreak Down Collection: Playing Diabolo while the motor gets mended 1907

Playing Diabolo while the motor gets mended 1907
Photograph showing ladies playing Diabolo whilst the car is mended. Motorists on the continent carry a set with them to pass the time in event of breakdown

Background imageBreak Down Collection: Motor racing breakdown at Brooklands

Motor racing breakdown at Brooklands
A competitor at Brooklands motor race is towed into the paddock with the aid of a branch. Date: April 17th 1920

Background imageBreak Down Collection: Champs Elysees Breakdown

Champs Elysees Breakdown
When a ladys car lets her down in the Champs Elysees, Paris (France) lots of willing hands materialise

Background imageBreak Down Collection: Building Tower of Babel

Building Tower of Babel
In hope of reaching Heaven, Noahs descendants erect a ziggurat in the plain of Shinar, but construction is hampered by a breakdown in communication among them


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