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Cans Collection

Background imageCans Collection: Mothers Gardener by Muriel Dawson

Mothers Gardener by Muriel Dawson
Charming illustration of a small girl in a white dress and pink sun hat carefully watering a lovely border of flowers in a garden. c.1925

Background imageCans Collection: Another Wash-out by W. Heath Robinson

Another Wash-out by W. Heath Robinson
Training at home for the cross Channel swim with a man swimming suspended from a window with watering cans. Please note: Credit must appear as Courtesy of the Estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger

Background imageCans Collection: Cans of Spam 1940S

Cans of Spam 1940S
Canned Spam luncheon meat, priced at 1 4D (one shilling and four pence in old money), on a shelf in a grocery store

Background imageCans Collection: WW2 - Recycling cans to aid war effort in East Ham, London

WW2 - Recycling cans to aid war effort in East Ham, London
WW2 - Recycling tin cans to aid the war effort in East Ham, London - April, 1940. Date: 1940

Background imageCans Collection: Lin-Can advertisement, 1953

Lin-Can advertisement, 1953
Advertisement for Lin-Can tinned fruits and vegetables manufactured by Lincolnshire Canners of Boston, Lincolnshire, featuring two excitable housewives keen to demonstrate the endless possibilities

Background imageCans Collection: Brazil - Street vendor in Rio de Janeiro

Brazil - Street vendor in Rio de Janeiro
Superb postcard from Brazil depicting Street vendor (seemingly specialising in pots, cans and pans) in Rio de Janeiro. He carries the majority of his wares in a large tin tub balanced on his head

Background imageCans Collection: Seminole Indians - USA, Florida, Everglades

Seminole Indians - USA, Florida, Everglades
The Everglades, Florida, USA. Seminole Indians on the Tamiami Trail. The Kitchen of Chesnut Billys Indian Camp. The Tamiami Trail was opened in 1928

Background imageCans Collection: Loading Churns at Farm

Loading Churns at Farm
Loading milk churns onto a horse-drawn milk cart at a dairy farm : the cart will go from house to house, filling cans or jugs from the churns

Background imageCans Collection: STRING TELEPHONE 1880

STRING TELEPHONE 1880
Two boys talk to each other by using cans connected by a piece of string. Date: 1880

Background imageCans Collection: Mojave Apache Indian Woman cooking outside her home

Mojave Apache Indian Woman cooking outside her home
Mojave Apache Indian Woman cooking outside her simple shelter made from tree branches cloth and foliage from the surrounding area. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageCans Collection: Australian Aerial Services, Camooweal to Daly Waters

Australian Aerial Services, Camooweal to Daly Waters, Australia, pilot Captain Frank Neale with Aboriginal boys and Shell petrol cans - real photograph Feb 1930 Date: 1930

Background imageCans Collection: Canary Islands - Fountain in the Plaza de Santo Domingo, Las

Canary Islands - Fountain in the Plaza de Santo Domingo, Las Palmas. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageCans Collection: Cyclist Paint Advertisement Photograph

Cyclist Paint Advertisement Photograph
A photograph used for the advertisement of paint, portraying a boy delivering a number of cans on his bicycle. Date: circa 1939

Background imageCans Collection: Jules-Alexandre Grun

Jules-Alexandre Grun
A self portrait side profile caricature of French post-impressionist painter and poster artist, Jules-Alexandre Grun, armed with a handful of dropping paint cans and brushes and a palette

Background imageCans Collection: Fellah's makeshift hut, Dead Sea, Holy Land

Fellah's makeshift hut, Dead Sea, Holy Land
A makeshift hut constructed by a fellah (Arab peasant, farmer or agricultural labourer), by the Dead Sea, Holy Land. It is made of sticks, mats and oil cans. Date: 1920s

Background imageCans Collection: Comic postcard, Chauffeur buying petrol Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Chauffeur buying petrol Date: 20th century

Background imageCans Collection: Advert, Wesson Oil for cooking and salads

Advert, Wesson Oil for cooking and salads. 1926

Background imageCans Collection: EXPRESS DAIRY SHOP 1970S

EXPRESS DAIRY SHOP 1970S
An Express Dairy Company shop selling products with the E logo on them Date: 1970s

Background imageCans Collection: STRING TELEPHONE C19

STRING TELEPHONE C19
Three children talk to each other using cans linked by a piece of string. Date: late 19th century

Background imageCans Collection: Railway Station, Tokyo, Japan

Railway Station, Tokyo, Japan
The Tokyo Central Railway Station - Japanese Government Railways, Tokyo, Japan. Date: 1937

Background imageCans Collection: WW1 drawing, soldier carrying water in a trench

WW1 drawing, soldier carrying water in a trench
WW1 drawing of a soldier in a relatively clean trench carrying water canisters. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageCans Collection: Traces of the Franklin Expedition

Traces of the Franklin Expedition. Page from the Illustrated London News, 4th October 1851, showing images of meat cans and sacks left by the Erebus

Background imageCans Collection: Busy Gardeners by Muriel Dawson

Busy Gardeners by Muriel Dawson -- two little girls with their watering cans tend a colourful flowerbed. Date: 1947

Background imageCans Collection: A Plantation on Lake Caijo - Congo, Africa

A Plantation on Lake Caijo - Congo, Africa. Two men carry large metal watering cans on two large poles Date: circa 1900s

Background imageCans Collection: Salvation Army Canteen Van

Salvation Army Canteen Van
The London Fire Brigade had dispensed with its own canteen vans, due to financial cutbacks, and relied on the services of the Salvation Army to provided refreshments to fire crews at major fires

Background imageCans Collection: Supply dump near Beaurainville, France, WW1

Supply dump near Beaurainville, France, WW1
A supply dump behind British lines at Beaurainville, northern France, during the First World War. Date: 1917

Background imageCans Collection: WW2 Humour - Desert lion frustrated his meat is in cans

WW2 Humour - Desert lion frustrated his meat is in cans
WW2 Humour - A desert lion frustrated that any meat which comes his way these days is in cans !!! Date: circa 1942

Background imageCans Collection: A smart lady coming home in the early hours

A smart lady coming home in the early hours
Role Reversal. A smart lady coming home in the early hours... " Just by Way of a Change". She has only just beaten the Milkman to the doorstep

Background imageCans Collection: Streetside empty bottle and can seller - Kathmandu, Nepal

Streetside empty bottle and can seller - Kathmandu, Nepal
A remarkable card showing a streetside empty bottle and can seller - Kathmandu, Nepal. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageCans Collection: Belgian milk cart

Belgian milk cart
A panting dog slowly pulls this Belgian milk cart containing both passengers and milk cans. Date: 1910

Background imageCans Collection: Can House, Tonopah, Nevada, USA

Can House, Tonopah, Nevada, USA
The Can House (constructed out of metal cans), Tonopah, Nevada, USA, with a man standing outside. Date: circa 1910

Background imageCans Collection: Soldiers and others at Creil station, northern France, WW1

Soldiers and others at Creil station, northern France, WW1
Soldiers and others at Creil station, northern France, during the early stages of the First World War. One of the men (centre) is an Algerian Spahi. Date: 1914

Background imageCans Collection: Hut made of petrol tins, American Red Cross nurses, Serbia

Hut made of petrol tins, American Red Cross nurses, Serbia
A hut made of petrol tins for American Red Cross nurses in Serbia during the First World War. 1918

Background imageCans Collection: WW1 - American Troops at the front

WW1 - American Troops at the front, carrying a large pot of stew through the trenches. Date: 1918

Background imageCans Collection: WW1 - Russian soldiers brew tea - Galicia

WW1 - Russian soldiers brew tea - Galicia (once a small kingdom that currently straddles the border between Poland and Ukraine) - 1916 Date: 1916

Background imageCans Collection: LFB firefighters extinguishing oil can fire

LFB firefighters extinguishing oil can fire
Two LFB firefighters extinguishing an oil can fire

Background imageCans Collection: British soldier carrying water, Western Front, WW1

British soldier carrying water, Western Front, WW1
A British soldier using a yoke to carry two buckets of water on the Western Front during World War One. The man behind him is carrying two cans. Date: circa 1916

Background imageCans Collection: British soldiers with cans of water, Western Front, WW1

British soldiers with cans of water, Western Front, WW1
Four British soldiers with cans of water near a supply point on the Western Front during World War One. Date: circa 1916

Background imageCans Collection: British soldiers filling water cans, Western Front, WW1

British soldiers filling water cans, Western Front, WW1
British soldiers filling water cans at a supply point on the Western Front during World War One. Date: circa 1916

Background imageCans Collection: B. R. S. M Tea Party

B. R. S. M Tea Party
Children, attended by adults, sit at trestle tables in a small hall. Their mugs are filled from watering-cans. A hand-written caption states B.R.S.M. perhaps part of the Ragged Schools Mission

Background imageCans Collection: Greetings card with cherubs watering heart flowers

Greetings card with cherubs watering heart flowers
Christmas and New Year card featuring a jolly scene as winged cherubim water heart flowers with green watering cans. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageCans Collection: Two men in an army truck, France, WW1

Two men in an army truck, France, WW1
Two men in an army truck during the First World War, delivering supplies of petrol. Date: 1915

Background imageCans Collection: A woman watering her flowers with a watering can

A woman watering her flowers with a watering can
Illustration of a woman watering her flowers with a watering can. Date: C. 1920s

Background imageCans Collection: Advertisement for Batchelors Peas

Advertisement for Batchelors Peas
The Pick of the Crop. Advertisement for Batchelors Peas - " Its the flavour thats in favour". Date: 1930s

Background imageCans Collection: Ironmonger miffed at rain stalling watering can sales

Ironmonger miffed at rain stalling watering can sales
Farmer - " This Rain ll do a power o good." Ironmonger - " Aye, but it ll spoil t sale o waterin cans." !!! Date: 1892

Background imageCans Collection: Women in fancy dress collecting for charity

Women in fancy dress collecting for charity
Three women in fancy dress collecting for The Romford Cottage Hospital, Essex. Date: circa 1933

Background imageCans Collection: Shwedagon Pagoda -propitiating Gnats - Rangoon

Shwedagon Pagoda -propitiating Gnats - Rangoon

Background imageCans Collection: LCC-LFB - Fire investigation, suspected arson fire

LCC-LFB - Fire investigation, suspected arson fire
The LFB would gather photographic evidence, wherever possible, as to the probable cause of fire where arson was suspected or proven



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