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Buckets Collection

Background imageBuckets Collection: Eritrea - Water Carrier

Eritrea - Water Carrier
Eritrea - Female Water Carrier Date: 1936

Background imageBuckets Collection: Llewellin Churn Works, Haverfordwest, South Wales

Llewellin Churn Works, Haverfordwest, South Wales
A group of employees, mostly women, of the Llewellin Churn Works at North Gate, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Dyfed, South Wales

Background imageBuckets Collection: Poster advertising Norway

Poster advertising Norway, showing a pretty milkmaid with a yoke and two buckets. 20th century

Background imageBuckets Collection: Buckets and spades at the seaside

Buckets and spades at the seaside
Two little girls on the beach at an unidentified British seaside resort, carrying their buckets and spades. Date: 1950s

Background imageBuckets Collection: Unemployed miners, Cilfynydd, Pontypridd

Unemployed miners, Cilfynydd, Pontypridd
Unemployed miners at Cilfynydd near Pontypridd in South Wales. They watch the buckets tipping slag in case any lumps of coal can be found. Date: circa 1936

Background imageBuckets Collection: Fire Fighting 1666

Fire Fighting 1666
Hand squirts, leather buckets, axe and helmet from the period of the Great Fire of London (in the Merryweather Collection)

Background imageBuckets Collection: C17th Fire Engine / Dutch

C17th Fire Engine / Dutch
An early fire engine in use in Holland. The first flexible hose was invented by Jan van der Heijden in 1672 in the Netherlands, and a pre-cursor of this may be shown here

Background imageBuckets Collection: The Gravediggers

The Gravediggers
A painting depicting some worn gravediggers, with buckets and shovels, having made a deep, square hole. Date: circa 1916

Background imageBuckets Collection: Price's rotary digger and greathead shield

Price's rotary digger and greathead shield
Front view of Price's combined rotary digger and greathead shield with six revolving arms and removal buckets Date: 1909

Background imageBuckets Collection: A Cornish Milkmaid

A Cornish Milkmaid
A portrait oil painting of a Cornish milkmaid, carrying a yoke, a bar in which two buckets are suspended by chains at each end, to be carried over the shoulders. Date: circa 1924

Background imageBuckets Collection: The Cooperage

The Cooperage
This etching shows a cooperage, the premises of a man, seen in the shadows, who specialises in the manufacture of wooden casks, barrels, buckets and other similar containers. Date: circa 1918

Background imageBuckets Collection: Collection for South African rail strike

Collection for South African rail strike
Two men brandish collection buckets for the South African rail strike to support Rail Against Apartheid. Signs show that the National Union of Railwaymen (NUR)

Background imageBuckets Collection: Local Women fetching drinking water from a well - Venice

Local Women fetching drinking water from a well - Venice, Italy. Date: circa 1901

Background imageBuckets Collection: Hardware store selling buckets and baskets, Japan

Hardware store selling buckets and baskets, Japan, late 19th century

Background imageBuckets Collection: Scotch Herring Women Workers 1902

Scotch Herring Women Workers 1902
Towns of Yarmouth and Lowesoft in the East Anglian ports were full of women from Scotland, coming down to help with the herring harvest in October and November

Background imageBuckets Collection: King of the Castle by Margaret Tempest

King of the Castle by Margaret Tempest. 1942

Background imageBuckets Collection: Family group - Studio portrait at the seaside

Family group - Studio portrait at the seaside for two sisters and their four children (complete with buckets and spades!)

Background imageBuckets Collection: Cultivation of the tea plant, China

Cultivation of the tea plant, China. (1 of 4) Date: 1832

Background imageBuckets Collection: Tin-plate worker in apron beating tin on an

Tin-plate worker in apron beating tin on an anvil with a mallet surrounded by tin buckets, pots, urns and utensils. Handcoloured woodcut engraving from The Book of English Trades

Background imageBuckets Collection: Advert, Brown & Co, Glasgow, Scotland

Advert, Brown & Co, Glasgow, Scotland
Advert for Brown & Co, Iron Packaging, Cisterns, Casks, Pails etc, Wigton Street, Glasgow, Scotland. 1905

Background imageBuckets Collection: Children feeding calves on a farm

Children feeding calves on a farm. circa 1920

Background imageBuckets Collection: Cries of Paris - water carrier

Cries of Paris - water carrier

Background imageBuckets Collection: Greetings card in the shape of a well

Greetings card in the shape of a well, with a bucket full of gold coins. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageBuckets Collection: Girl at the seaside on a New Year card

Girl at the seaside on a New Year card
Girl at the seaside on a diamond-shaped New Year card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageBuckets Collection: Suburban Water-Carts, London, 1875

Suburban Water-Carts, London, 1875
Two watercarts, delivering supplies in Londons suburbs in 1875. Several people bringing buckets out to the cart to purchase fresh water. Date: 1875

Background imageBuckets Collection: VENETIAN WATER CARRIER

VENETIAN WATER CARRIER
A female water carrier carrying metal buckets of water on her shoulders with a wooden yoke, Venice, Italy. Date: 1870s

Background imageBuckets Collection: SOCIAL / COTTAGE C1880S

SOCIAL / COTTAGE C1880S
A picturesque country cottage, with cottager carrying two heavy buckets Date: circa 1880s

Background imageBuckets Collection: PARIS FLORIST SHOP

PARIS FLORIST SHOP
Flowers in buckets outside a florists in Paris Date: 1929

Background imageBuckets Collection: Dustman and cart collecting refuse

Dustman and cart collecting refuse
The dustman calls out to householders to bring out their refuse, while his mate tips the buckets into the cart. Date: circa 1840

Background imageBuckets Collection: Staffordshire farmer in farmyard

Staffordshire farmer in farmyard
A Staffordshire farmer carries buckets of water through his farmyard for the cattle on a cold winter day. First published The Times Date: 1990

Background imageBuckets Collection: Staffordshire farmer with cup of tea

Staffordshire farmer with cup of tea
A Staffordshire farmer prepares to feed his calves after breakfast, he is holding a mug of tea while looking out through the door of a farm building. Animal feed buckets are at his feet

Background imageBuckets Collection: Two boys playing in a pool on a sandy beach

Two boys playing in a pool on a sandy beach. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageBuckets Collection: A young Russian Country woman at the village well

A young Russian Country woman at the village well
At the Well - A young Russian Country woman goes to the village well to collect water - beautiful postcard design by Bilibin. Date: 1901

Background imageBuckets Collection: Four children on a beach, playing with a boat

Four children on a beach, playing with a boat
Four children -- three girls and a boy -- on a beach, playing with a boat. They are all happy and smiling

Background imageBuckets Collection: Two girls and three geese on a cutout greetings card

Two girls and three geese on a cutout greetings card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageBuckets Collection: Two girls at the seaside on a palette-shaped New Year card

Two girls at the seaside on a palette-shaped New Year card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageBuckets Collection: Handmade card in the shape of a wishing well

Handmade card in the shape of a wishing well
Handmade greetings card in the shape of a wishing well, with a handle to turn to make the red bucket appear. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageBuckets Collection: Spitsbergen, Norway - Adventfjorden (Advent Bay)

Spitsbergen, Norway - Adventfjorden (Advent Bay). Depicted here is the former mining camp of Longyearbyen (located on its southwestern shore)

Background imageBuckets Collection: Malaysia - tapping rubber trees

Malaysia - tapping rubber trees Date: circa 1920s

Background imageBuckets Collection: London Trade Card - John Brailsford, Cutler

London Trade Card - John Brailsford, Cutler, St Martins Court, Leicester Fields. 18th century

Background imageBuckets Collection: Japanese Water Carrier

Japanese Water Carrier ( Coolie ). Note the traditional costume of a rice farmer. He wears a reed cape (Mino), a traditional Japanese garment, a raincoat made out of straw

Background imageBuckets Collection: Buckets & Spades Home, St Leonards on Sea, Sussex

Buckets & Spades Home, St Leonards on Sea, Sussex
The Buckets and Spades Home, St Leonards on Sea for mentally handicapped Jewish children

Background imageBuckets Collection: Poor Macedonian Beggar Woman and her dog

Poor Macedonian Beggar Woman and her dog
Poor Macedonian Beggar Woman sitting on the pavement with her dog beside her. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageBuckets Collection: Fire drill, NIPRCC East Harling, Norfolk

Fire drill, NIPRCC East Harling, Norfolk
A fire drill at the East Harling, Norfolk, branch of the National Institutions for Persons Requiring Care and Control, an organisation privately run by the Rev Harold Burden to house feeble minded

Background imageBuckets Collection: Young men from Marlborough College in OTC camp, Farnborough

Young men from Marlborough College in OTC camp, Farnborough
Young men from Marlborough College in an Officers Training Corps camp, Farnborough, August 1910. Albert Auerbach (1894-1918) is 3rd from left, in profile. 1910

Background imageBuckets Collection: Three tabby kittens with a pink bucket

Three tabby kittens with a pink bucket
Unusual Friends - three tabby kittens with a pink bucket. 1950s

Background imageBuckets Collection: Rubber Factory workers, Ceylon (Sri Lanka)

Rubber Factory workers, Ceylon (Sri Lanka). Date: circa 1910

Background imageBuckets Collection: Mayford School, Woking - Farmyard

Mayford School, Woking - Farmyard
Farmyard at Mayford School, near Woking, Surrey. Boys with pitchforks work at a haystack. Another carries buckets. Date: circa 1930



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