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Bricks Collection

Background imageBricks Collection: Churchill bricklaying

Churchill bricklaying
Winston Churchill bricklaying, building a wall at Chartwell in the 1930s Date: 1930s

Background imageBricks Collection: Bricklayers 1827

Bricklayers 1827
A bricklayer standing on a rather precarious looking scaffold. His assistant mixes mortar behind him; his hod for carrying bricks etc is nearby

Background imageBricks Collection: Illustration, Railway Ribaldry by W Heath Robinson

Illustration, Railway Ribaldry by W Heath Robinson -- The building of Saltash Bridge. Date: 1935

Background imageBricks Collection: London going out of town -- the expansion of London

London going out of town -- the expansion of London
London going out of town, or, The March of Bricks & Mortar -- Cruikshanks cartoon comment on the expansion of London

Background imageBricks Collection: Bar inside a martello tower, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

Bar inside a martello tower, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex
View of a stylish circular bar which was built inside a martello tower at Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex. Martello towers were small defensive forts

Background imageBricks Collection: Stack of Bricks

Stack of Bricks
An old man stacking bricks in an industrial brick yard. Date: early 1930s

Background imageBricks Collection: House to house fighting in Stalingrad, USSR

House to house fighting in Stalingrad, USSR
House to house fighting during the bitter battle amongst the ruins of the battered city of Stalingrad (Volgograd), USSR

Background imageBricks Collection: Lullingstone Castle Gatehouse

Lullingstone Castle Gatehouse
The marvellous Tudor brick gatehouse of Lullingstone Castle, in Eynsford, Kent. Built by Sir John Peche (who became Sheriff of Kent in 1495)

Background imageBricks Collection: Bridgwater and Taunton Canal, Somerset

Bridgwater and Taunton Canal, Somerset
View of the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal, Somerset, with a brick-built bridge. Date: 20th century

Background imageBricks Collection: Collapse of the Campanile in St Marks Square, Venice, Italy

Collapse of the Campanile in St Marks Square, Venice, Italy
A photo-montage re-creation of the dramatic collapse of the Campanile in St Marks Square, Venice, Italy on 14th July 1902 Date: 1902

Background imageBricks Collection: Women brickmakers in the Black Country

Women brickmakers in the Black Country
Women brickmakers at work in the Black Country -- south Staffordshire and north Worcestershire

Background imageBricks Collection: The Day After Christmas by Mark Symons

The Day After Christmas by Mark Symons
Cosy front room festooned with decorations and filled with Christmas toys. Date: 1931

Background imageBricks Collection: Anti-Catholic graffiti, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Anti-Catholic graffiti, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Anti-Catholic graffiti on a wall in Belfast, Northern Ireland -- No Pope Here. Date: 1969

Background imageBricks Collection: Molly in the Garden by Mark Symons

Molly in the Garden by Mark Symons, a painter working in the realist style between the wars. Date: 1930

Background imageBricks Collection: Barge and windmill, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

Barge and windmill, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex
A picturesque view of a sailing barge and Archers Windmill at Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex. The Georgiana, a spritsail barge owned by Smeed Dean & Co of Kent

Background imageBricks Collection: Kilns from the 18th C

Kilns from the 18th C
Various views of a French kiln from the 18th century used to make bricks and tiles. Date: Circa 1760

Background imageBricks Collection: Reading War Hospital, Reading, Berkshire

Reading War Hospital, Reading, Berkshire
During the First World War, the Reading Union workhouse (opened 1867) on Oxford Road, Reading, Berkshire, was used as a military hospital

Background imageBricks Collection: Children Throw Bricks

Children Throw Bricks
The new housing is built, but theres no provision for the young : except a waste land strewn with bricks and stones for them to chuck at one another or at passers-by

Background imageBricks Collection: Music cover, Puss! Puss! Puss

Music cover, Puss! Puss! Puss! Comedy song waltz, words by Robert Hargreaves and Stanley J Damerell, music by Tolchard Evans. 1932

Background imageBricks Collection: Syria - Village Street near Aleppo

Syria - Village Street near Aleppo Date: circa 1920s

Background imageBricks Collection: BRICKS

BRICKS
Just a pile of bricks. Date: 1960s

Background imageBricks Collection: A Clever Bricky

A Clever Bricky
This bricklayer has come up with a nifty way to carry his bricks. Date: late 1960s

Background imageBricks Collection: Playing with Lego

Playing with Lego
A little blond girl and her Mother play with Lego building blocks, possibly building a train which is travelling under two little Lego bridges? Photograph by Heinz Zinram

Background imageBricks Collection: Owen Jones Assyrian 13

Owen Jones Assyrian 13
Designs taken from enamelled bricks, ornaments from a kings clothing, bronze shields and vessels, and a battering ram, from Khorsabad and Nimroud

Background imageBricks Collection: Elephant looking through window on a cutout Christmas card

Elephant looking through window on a cutout Christmas card
Elephant looking through a window on a cutout Christmas card (back). (2 of 2) Date: circa 1890s

Background imageBricks Collection: Chemstrand - White Woollen dress - Model Pattie Boyd

Chemstrand - White Woollen dress - Model Pattie Boyd
Client: Chemstrand - White Woollen dress - Model Pattie Boyd - Shoot: November 17, 1965. Date: 1965

Background imageBricks Collection: Molly in the Garden by Mark Symons, a painter working in the realist style between the wars

Molly in the Garden by Mark Symons, a painter working in the realist style between the wars. Date: 1930

Background imageBricks Collection: Trades in Regency England. Spinning, reaping flax

Trades in Regency England. Spinning, reaping flax and Suffolk horses. Woman spinning wool on a wheel outside a cottage in Lavenham 28, boy harvesting hemp for sailcloth in Suffolk 29

Background imageBricks Collection: Men at work with paving stones and bricks near docks, UK

Men at work with paving stones and bricks near docks, UK
Men at work in a storage area, surrounded by piles of paving stones and bricks near docks, somewhere in the UK. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBricks Collection: The Oven or Kiln, Chepy Brickworks, Marne department, France

The Oven or Kiln, Chepy Brickworks, Marne department, France
The Oven or Kiln, Chepy Brickworks (Briqueterie) - Marne department in north-eastern France. Date: circa 1907

Background imageBricks Collection: Working Class family in their Sunday Best Attire

Working Class family in their Sunday Best Attire. Date: circa 1906

Background imageBricks Collection: Smuggler's Way, Highcliffe

Smuggler's Way, Highcliffe
A photograph showing a distant view of Smuggler's Way, the building of this house began in 1925, but through use of old materials, including oak, bricks and tiles from ancient barns

Background imageBricks Collection: Cover design, Do it yourself, October 1966

Cover design, Do it yourself, October 1966 - extra parking off the road Date: 1966

Background imageBricks Collection: Cover design, Do it yourself, June 1966

Cover design, Do it yourself, June 1966 - inspection pit in your drive Date: 1966

Background imageBricks Collection: Lott's Bricks Advertisement

Lott's Bricks Advertisement
An advertisement illustration for Lott's Bricks Ltd, makers of toy building bricks in Watford. The image shows a market hall building, which can be assembled. Date: circa 1918

Background imageBricks Collection: Mrs Brick the Builder's Wife

Mrs Brick the Builder's Wife

Background imageBricks Collection: Mr Brick the Builder

Mr Brick the Builder

Background imageBricks Collection: Master Brick the Builder's Son

Master Brick the Builder's Son

Background imageBricks Collection: Woman at home with baby elephant Date: circa 1960s

Woman at home with baby elephant Date: circa 1960s

Background imageBricks Collection: Men working on Festival of Britain building site, London

Men working on Festival of Britain building site, London
Group of men working on the Festival of Britain building site, London. Seen here taking a break to read their favourite newspapers: the Daily Herald, the Daily Worker and the Daily Mirror

Background imageBricks Collection: Us Usa America American Sightseers Washington

Us Usa America American Sightseers Washington
us, usa, america, american, sightseers, washington, tomb, death, burial, pilgrimage, hero, visitors, tourists, vernon, virginia, 1920s, 20s, twenties, uniform, wall, ivy, iron, bars, gate

Background imageBricks Collection: An avenue in the West of Madrid after bombardment by the Nationalist airforce and artillery

An avenue in the West of Madrid after bombardment by the Nationalist airforce and artillery, November 1936. A barricade made of cobbles and bricks can be seen on the right of the photograph

Background imageBricks Collection: Photographer and model

Photographer and model
Photographer shooting model with building under construction, London. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageBricks Collection: House under demolition

House under demolition
House partially demolished, showing interior layout. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageBricks Collection: Demolition workers in SE London

Demolition workers in SE London
Men demolishing houses in south-east London, with little personal protection. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageBricks Collection: Building demolished manually, Bromley, Kent

Building demolished manually, Bromley, Kent
A commercial building in Bromley, Kent, being demolished the hard way, by hand. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageBricks Collection: Comic postcard, Car and caravan, forward or reverse? Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Car and caravan, forward or reverse? Date: 20th century

Background imageBricks Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - A Little bit of Overtime

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - A Little bit of Overtime
The concept of overtime, that is working beyond ones contracted hours, became formalised just before WW2. This little bricklayer has another interpretation of the phrase



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