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Background imageBroken Collection: Boxer of Quirinal, also known as the Terme Boxer

Boxer of Quirinal, also known as the Terme Boxer
Greek Art. Hellenistic. Boxer of Quirinal or the Terme Boxer. Bronze sculpture of the Hellenistic period (1st century B.C.). Boxer sitting at rest, with metal and leather dressings used for combat

Background imageBroken Collection: Heroic fireman rescuing girl from fire

Heroic fireman rescuing girl from fire
Heroic fireman rescuing a girl from a fire. Date: 19th century

Background imageBroken Collection: Dramatic Rail Accident at Gare Montparnasse, France

Dramatic Rail Accident at Gare Montparnasse, France
At the Montparnasse terminus of the Chemin de Fer de l Ouest, the Granville train crashes through the buffers and into the street (Rue de Rennes)

Background imageBroken Collection: Suffragette W. S. P. U Badge Sylvia Pankhurst

Suffragette W. S. P. U Badge Sylvia Pankhurst
Badge issued by the Womens Social & Political Union with design by Sylvia Pankhurst. This circular tin badge in purple, green and white, shows a young woman

Background imageBroken Collection: Brunels SS Great Eastern, Milford Haven, South Wales

Brunels SS Great Eastern, Milford Haven, South Wales
Brunels iron sailing steamship, the SS Great Eastern, berthed at Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, South Wales, during the 1870s. The ship is so large that it runs the length of Hamilton Terrace

Background imageBroken Collection: Australopithecus and the Rhodesian Man

Australopithecus and the Rhodesian Man
Reconstructed: Australopithecus and the Rhodesian Man. Links in the chain of human evolution: Australopithecus Africanus (3 ft high on the left), representing the Taungs skull

Background imageBroken Collection: Trams causing havoc on a Belfast street

Trams causing havoc on a Belfast street
Horses, carts, wagons and pedestrians in an almighty crash involving two trams in Donegal Place in Belfast. The card caption reads: " Our Trammelled Streets" Date: 1905

Background imageBroken Collection: Blue Jay, by John James Audubon

Blue Jay, by John James Audubon
Blue Jay, Corvus Cristatus, by John James Audubon (1785-1851). A colour plate in The Birds of America: From Original Drawings. Date: 1827-1838

Background imageBroken Collection: Card Game - The Game of Suffragette

Card Game - The Game of Suffragette
The Game of Suffragette was devised and produced by the Kensington branch of the Womens Social & Political Union. It was announced in the November 1907 issue of the Unions publication

Background imageBroken Collection: Pinguinus impennis, great auk

Pinguinus impennis, great auk
1 of 6 shots of Dr Leachs 139 great auk (Pinguinus impennis) egg held in the Natural History Museum at Tring. The great auk was hunted to extinction in the middle of the 19th Century

Background imageBroken Collection: London Bridge (New Version), words and music

London Bridge (New Version), words and music
London Bridge is broken down, ... My fair Lady! Build it up with penny loaves... iron and steel... silver and gold... etc

Background imageBroken Collection: DREYFUS

DREYFUS
ALFRED DREYFUS French army officer and victim of injustice: his degradation

Background imageBroken Collection: Cylinder of Cyrus the Great with text written in akkadian cu

Cylinder of Cyrus the Great with text written in akkadian cuneiform. Clay. Describes the conquest of Babylon in 539 BC and the capture of King Nabonidus by Cyrus the Great

Background imageBroken Collection: Spartacus and rebellion of Gladiators

Spartacus and rebellion of Gladiators
In 73 B.C Spartacus was sold, into the service of Lentulus Batiates, a man who taught at a ludus for gladiators. Spartacus and two Gallic gladiators led a riot at the school

Background imageBroken Collection: Scene with ships during the Spanish Armada

Scene with ships during the Spanish Armada, when the expedition sent by King Philip II of Spain was met by the Royal Navy and out-manoeuvred. The surviving Spanish ships were badly damaged in storms

Background imageBroken Collection: Major fire in Wandsworth Road, Clapham SW8

Major fire in Wandsworth Road, Clapham SW8
London firefighters and the London Salvage Corps (in the long coats) at the scene of a fire involving shops and dwellings in Wandsworth Road, Clapham, SW8, on 9 September 1959. Date: 1959

Background imageBroken Collection: Breakdown lorry from Lambeth fire station in action

Breakdown lorry from Lambeth fire station in action
The breakdown lorry, from Lambeth fire station, being deployed to move a lorry involved in a serious accident with the OXO lorry in the distance

Background imageBroken Collection: Broken Tulip - example of Tulip breaking virus

Broken Tulip - example of Tulip breaking virus. Illustration from Dr John Hill, Verhandeling over de verdubbeling van bloemen... Uit het engelsch vertaald

Background imageBroken Collection: Humpty Dumpty looking unhappy after his fall

Humpty Dumpty looking unhappy after his fall, with cracks all over his head. A soldier in the background looks on helplessly

Background imageBroken Collection: Derelict Tirpentwys Colliery, Pontypool, South Wales

Derelict Tirpentwys Colliery, Pontypool, South Wales
View of the derelict Tirpentwys Colliery near Pontypool in South Wales. The foreground is littered with pieces of wood, including an empty coffin which has broken apart. The colliery closed in 1969

Background imageBroken Collection: Clinker fishing boat, Kings Lynn

Clinker fishing boat, Kings Lynn
Clinker-built wooden fishing boat with broken rudder beach near Kings Lynn, Norfolk Date: 1990

Background imageBroken Collection: Result of running into a Teller Mine

Result of running into a Teller Mine
Photograph: Result of running into a Teller Mine. Shows the back part of a tank with a broken track in a desert landscape

Background imageBroken Collection: King David. Drawing for the rose window of the Cathedral of

King David. Drawing for the rose window of the Cathedral of Leon. 14th century. Paper, gouache. Leon Cathedral Chapter. Castile and Leon. Spain

Background imageBroken Collection: Menander (ca. 342-ca. 292 BC). Portrait

Menander (ca. 342-ca. 292 BC). Portrait
Menander (ca.342-ca.292 BC). Greek dramatist, representative of the athenian New Comedy. Roman copy of a Greek original. Glyptothek. Munich. Germany

Background imageBroken Collection: Windmill, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

Windmill, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex
The Windmill (known as Archers Mill) at Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex, pictured here after it had ceased working. It was a post mill working two pairs of stones and was demolished in 1921. circa 1915

Background imageBroken Collection: The Bull in the China Shop

The Bull in the China Shop Date: 1891

Background imageBroken Collection: Titus (39-81 AD). Roman Emperor. Bust. Marble

Titus (39-81 AD). Roman Emperor. Bust. Marble
Titus (39-81 AD). Roman Emperor. Flavian dynasty. Bust. Marble. 70-80 AD. From Utica, near Carthage. British Museum. London. England. United Kingdom

Background imageBroken Collection: All went well till the wheels came off

All went well till the wheels came off. Cartoon strip from the Bonzo Annual, 1935 Date: 1935

Background imageBroken Collection: Huntley, Aberdeenshire - repairing a flat tyre

Huntley, Aberdeenshire - repairing a flat tyre
Huntley, Aberdeenshire, Scotland - repairing a flat tyre. The number plate, identifies this fine vehicle as from Liverpool (" K" ) and it was vehicle number 388 registered

Background imageBroken Collection: 5th Royal Irish Lancers - Sergeant

5th Royal Irish Lancers - Sergeant (Review Order). Date: 1910s

Background imageBroken Collection: Alice & the Duchess

Alice & the Duchess
Alice with the duchess in the chaotic kitchen Date: First published: 1865

Background imageBroken Collection: Herzogin Cecilie nearing Falmouth, Cornwall

Herzogin Cecilie nearing Falmouth, Cornwall
The Herzogin Cecilie, a German four mast barque (Windjammer), named after German Crown Princess Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1886-1954), nearing Falmouth, Cornwall

Background imageBroken Collection: Poster for a Royal Navy Auction, 1910

Poster for a Royal Navy Auction, 1910
Poster advertising an auction held in 1910 to sell a number of obsolete Royal Navy vessels. The Navy was selling these five vessels to the highest bidder

Background imageBroken Collection: Sugar Loaf Late 19C

Sugar Loaf Late 19C
Maman is watched by her daughter as she cuts a lump off the sugar loaf : at this time, sugar was supplied in cones which were broken off as required

Background imageBroken Collection: Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan
GENGHIS KHAN (variously spelt) on his deathbed, he urges his sons to unite, showing how single arrows are easily broken, but four together are unbreakable

Background imageBroken Collection: Man falling off a broken chair at a dinner party

Man falling off a broken chair at a dinner party causing a servant to spill a soup tureen over him. Other guests shocked, servants amused. More Miseries

Background imageBroken Collection: Violet Gordon Charlesworth: the motor car

Violet Gordon Charlesworth: the motor car
The motor car with broken windscreen from which Miss Violet Gordon Charlesworth(b.1884) was alleged to have been thrown into the sea following an accident at Penmaenbach near Llandudno

Background imageBroken Collection: South Africa - a toddler looks down guiltily at broken eggs

South Africa - a toddler looks down guiltily at broken eggs
South Africa - a toddler looks down guiltily at some broken eggs, spilled out from their laden basket. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageBroken Collection: Old Houses, Bletchingley

Old Houses, Bletchingley
Some of the fine old houses (although some could do with renewed rendering) at the corner of the road leading to Brewer Street, Bletchingley, Surrey. Date: 1930s

Background imageBroken Collection: 1855 / Belgravia Riot

1855 / Belgravia Riot
Windows are broken in Belgravia during one of a series of riots in the Hyde Park area during the summer of 1855

Background imageBroken Collection: Injured Cat

Injured Cat
A veterinary surgeon holding a cat at the Cats Hospital, Hampstead, London

Background imageBroken Collection: Embossed Victorian mourning card, Ann Ferrier

Embossed Victorian mourning card, Ann Ferrier
Embossed Victorian mourning card with two angels and a broken column. Sacred to the Memory of Ann Ferrier, who died on the 6th of March, 1875, aged 58 years. Date: 1875

Background imageBroken Collection: Man with broken umbrella stands in pouring rain

Man with broken umbrella stands in pouring rain
Man in raincoat, hat and galoshes standing in the middle of a field in pouring rain holding up a broken umbrella for protection. (John Turner self-portrait.) Date: 1930s

Background imageBroken Collection: Diagram of the lead and zinc mine in Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia (now Kabwe, Zambia)

Diagram of the lead and zinc mine in Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia (now Kabwe, Zambia) - the site of the discovery of a Cranium of Homo rhodesiensis, in Mutwe Wa Nsofu Area on June 17

Background imageBroken Collection: Photograph of the lead and zinc mine in Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia (now Kabwe

Photograph of the lead and zinc mine in Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia (now Kabwe, Zambia) - the site of the discovery of a Cranium of Homo rhodesiensis, in Mutwe Wa Nsofu Area on June 17

Background imageBroken Collection: Comic postcard, Black cat sitting inside an old shoe on a Good Luck card Date

Comic postcard, Black cat sitting inside an old shoe on a Good Luck card Date: circa 1918

Background imageBroken Collection: Opium poppy varieties, Papaver somniferum

Opium poppy varieties, Papaver somniferum, and Anemone mexicana. Papaver sativum flore saturate purpureo petalis laciniatis, Papaver sativum rubrum flore simplici

Background imageBroken Collection: Casa dei Vetti (House of the Vettii), Pompeii, Italy

Casa dei Vetti (House of the Vettii), Pompeii, Italy. Date: circa 1900



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