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Background imageCast Collection: Gilbert & Sullivan Operas, D Oyly Carte Souvenir

Gilbert & Sullivan Operas, D Oyly Carte Souvenir
D Oyly Cartes Season of Gilbert and Sullivan Operas, Souvenir Programme, Princes Theatre, London, 29 September 1919 - 31 January 1920, showing a large cast of characters from the operettas. 1919-1920

Background imageCast Collection: Hominid crania

Hominid crania
L to R: Australopithecus africanus; Homo rudolfensis; H.erectus; H. heildebergensis; H. neanderthalensis and H. sapiens. Arranged in chronological order these specimens (casts)

Background imageCast Collection: Australopithecus afarensis (AL 288-1) (Lucy)

Australopithecus afarensis (AL 288-1) (Lucy)
A cast of the partial skeleton (nicknamed Lucy) of Australopithecus afarensis found at the Hadar, North East Ethiopia in 1974 by Donald Johanson

Background imageCast Collection: Mills Bomb No 5 hand grenade, used during World War One

Mills Bomb No 5 hand grenade, used during World War One, 1915. Oval cast iron segmented body with handle and split pin. Marked on base plate with grenade number and maker?s name P B and Company

Background imageCast Collection: Homo erectus (Sangiran 17), H. sapiens (?) H. neanderthalens

Homo erectus (Sangiran 17), H. sapiens (?) H. neanderthalens
L to R, cast of Homo erectus, (Sangiran 17), Sangiran, Java, 700, 000 years old; cast of recent Homo sapiens skull from South East Asia; cast of Neanderthal skull from La Ferrassie, France, 50

Background imageCast Collection: Pygmalion - George Bernard Shaws play opens in 1914

Pygmalion - George Bernard Shaws play opens in 1914
Spread from The Sketch magazine showing scenes from the George Bernard Shaw play, Pygmalion, which opened at His Majestys Theatre, London on 11 April 1914

Background imageCast Collection: WW2 - NaFI presents ENSA Production at Alexandria, Egypt

WW2 - NaFI presents ENSA Production at Alexandria, Egypt
WW2 - A playbill for a production of The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde produced by N.A.A.F.I (Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes)

Background imageCast Collection: Trajan Column, Rome, base portion

Trajan Column, Rome, base portion
Black and white lantern slide capturing image of the cast of the base of Trajans Column inside the Victoria and Albert Museum Cast Court

Background imageCast Collection: Possession is nine points of the law by Louis Wain

Possession is nine points of the law by Louis Wain
Illustration by Louis Wain showing a cat occupying a cast-off saucepan or cooking pot during snowy weather. A selection of birds, including a magpie and a blue tit bemusedly face the cat

Background imageCast Collection: Coal mining by G. H. Davis

Coal mining by G. H. Davis
Coal mine working and outcrop production: how coal, so vital to every form of war industry, can be won from opencast veins at shallow depths. Date: 1944

Background imageCast Collection: View of the River Wye and Old Wye Bridge at Chepstow

View of the River Wye and Old Wye Bridge at Chepstow
View of the River Wye (at low tide) at Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales. The scene is dominated by the Old Wye Bridge, constructed of cast iron during the Regency period in 1816

Background imageCast Collection: Coelophysis fossil

Coelophysis fossil
Coelophysis was one of the earliest known dinosaurs which lived 225 to 220 million years ago during the Upper Triassic. It was a small bipedal carnivore up to 3 metres in length

Background imageCast Collection: Old Time Music Hall Show

Old Time Music Hall Show
The cast of the Old Time Music Hall show from the City Varieties in Leeds take a bow; the audience, dressed in Victorian and Edwardian costume, are part of the show Date: 1960s

Background imageCast Collection: Shepherd with sheep, horse and dog

Shepherd with sheep, horse and dog
A delightful scene on a country track in Cumbria showing a lakeland shepherd carrying home a lame member of his flock, accompanied by his trusty hound and a fine white horse

Background imageCast Collection: Woman & Aspidistra Photo

Woman & Aspidistra Photo
A woman in an enormous hat festooned with plumes & fabric sits in the garden outside her door. She rests her arm upon a small, 3 legged table on which stands an aspidistra in a pot

Background imageCast Collection: Odysseus & Tame Animals

Odysseus & Tame Animals
Odysseus and his men are amazed by a group of strangely tame wild animals - a lion licks Eurylochuss foot. Circe has cast a spell on them

Background imageCast Collection: Arion on a Dolphin

Arion on a Dolphin
A Greek poet and musician, reputed to have been cast into the sea by mariners but carried to Taenaros on a dolphins back

Background imageCast Collection: Lincoln Assass. / Playbill

Lincoln Assass. / Playbill
The playbill found in President Abraham Lincolns box after his assassination by John Wilkes Booth at Fords Theatre

Background imageCast Collection: Mrs Bryan Guinness (Diana Freeman Mitford) as Venus

Mrs Bryan Guinness (Diana Freeman Mitford) as Venus
Front cover photograph from The Sketch of the Hon. Mrs. Bryan Guinness, formerly the Hon. Diana Mitford, cast as the role of Venus at the Olympian Party

Background imageCast Collection: The Dandy Doctor by Edward Marris with music by Dudley Powell

The Dandy Doctor by Edward Marris with music by Dudley Powell. First produced at the Avenue Theatre in Sunderland, 26 March 1900. Touring to the Palace Theatre, Newcastle, 22 June for six nights

Background imageCast Collection: Advert, Doultons improved hooded baths

Advert, Doultons improved hooded baths, London, Paisley and Paris. circa 1890

Background imageCast Collection: Cast copy of the Juno Ludovisi

Cast copy of the Juno Ludovisi
Modern cast copy of the Juno Ludovisi (Hera Ludovisi) - a colossal 1st century Roman marble head depicting an idealized and youthful Antonia Minor as the goddess Juno. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageCast Collection: Busby Berkeley montage

Busby Berkeley montage
A Busby Berkeley stage show montage featured in London Life magazine to coincide with a season of films at the National Film Theatre in 1965. Date: 1965

Background imageCast Collection: RIVERA, Diego (1886-1957). Zapotec Civilization

RIVERA, Diego (1886-1957). Zapotec Civilization. 1947. Mural Pre-Hispanic Mexico and Colony in the corridor of the north wall. Detail

Background imageCast Collection: London Life cover - On the Level - 1960s fashions

London Life cover - On the Level - 1960s fashions
Front cover of London Life magazine showing three cast members from a new musical, On The Level (about a GCE scandal) which opened in London on 19 April 1966

Background imageCast Collection: Homo rudolfensis (KNM-ER 1470) Homo habilis (KNM-ER 1813)

Homo rudolfensis (KNM-ER 1470) Homo habilis (KNM-ER 1813)
On the left, KNM-ER 1470 (also attributed to H. rudolfensis). On the right, KNM-ER 1813. Both skulls are about 2 million years old. Held at The Natural History Museum, London

Background imageCast Collection: Diplodocus Carnegii - Reptile Gallery, Natural History Museu

Diplodocus Carnegii - Reptile Gallery, Natural History Museu
Cast of Diplodocus Carnegii - Reptile Gallery, British Natural History Museum, Kensington, County of London, England. Date: 1910s

Background imageCast Collection: The Bing Boys are Here, 1916

The Bing Boys are Here, 1916
Scenes from the popular revue, The Bing Boys are Here starring Alfred Lester, George Robey, Lillian Davies and Blanche Stocker. The show was one of the most popular of the Great War period. Date: 1916

Background imageCast Collection: First Royal Variety Show dress rehersal, 1912

First Royal Variety Show dress rehersal, 1912
The dress rehearsal for the first Royal Variety Show performance at the Palace Theatre, 1912, which was attended by many celebrities

Background imageCast Collection: Messrs Vickers Iron Foundry - Barrow-in-Furness

Messrs Vickers Iron Foundry - Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageCast Collection: The cast of Hay Fever, described as Noel Cowards Clean Play 'by The Sketch

The cast of Hay Fever, described as Noel Cowards Clean Play "by The Sketch
The cast of Hay Fever, described as Noel Cowards Clean Play " by The Sketch. Marie Tempest played the role of Judith Bliss, a bohemian ex-actress, while Graham Browne her husband, David Bliss

Background imageCast Collection: Australopithecine or Homo habilis foot (OH8) cast

Australopithecine or Homo habilis foot (OH8) cast
Cast of a near complete foot (OH 8) from an Australopthecus or Homo habilis discovered at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania by Louis Leakey in 1960. It dates back to 1.75 million years ago

Background imageCast Collection: Danae Cast Adrift (1903)

Danae Cast Adrift (1903)
Danae, daughter of Acrisius king of Argos, is impregnated by Zeus : perceiving her son Perseus as a threat, papa casts them adrift in a boat, but of course they survive Date: 1903

Background imageCast Collection: Cover design for Dutch Dolls Polka

Cover design for Dutch Dolls Polka, a song by May Ostlere, published by Enoch & Sons, London. Arrangements are also available for orchestra, instrumental septet, and military and brass bands

Background imageCast Collection: Kluski Spirit Glove

Kluski Spirit Glove
Cast of a spirit glove made at Warsaw by Franek Kluski (pseudonym) (1874 - ?) in the presence of Richet, Geley and others

Background imageCast Collection: Angler near Waltons Cottage, Stafford

Angler near Waltons Cottage, Stafford
An angler in vintage gear fishing on the River Sow near Isaac Waltons cottage in Stafford, England. He wears a deerstalker hat, carries a wickerwork fishing basket and a vintage fly rod

Background imageCast Collection: Palace Theatre Company - London - Theatrical Garden Party

Palace Theatre Company - London - Theatrical Garden Party Date: 1912

Background imageCast Collection: Cast of Chu Chin Chow catch bus to Night of the Stage Ball

Cast of Chu Chin Chow catch bus to Night of the Stage Ball
The cast of Chu Chin Chow at His Majestys Theatre board a bus and head for the Night of the Stage Ball at the Albert Hall held in aid of Sir Arthur Pearsons Fund for the children of blinded solders

Background imageCast Collection: Daily lives in London during the Blitz

Daily lives in London during the Blitz
Four images relating to air-raided London in October 1940. Top left shows cast members at the Windmill Theatre which was the only theatre to remain open; the cast slept in the theatre on mattresses

Background imageCast Collection: Cardinale family making silk flowers. Father wears a cast. D

Cardinale family making silk flowers. Father wears a cast. D
8:00 PM January 29, 1912. Cardinale family making silk flowers. Father wears a cast. Does not work. (See report on schedule.) Boy, 11 years old, helps some, even at night. 43 Carmine St

Background imageCast Collection: Dr. Zanders apparatus, 1897

Dr. Zanders apparatus, 1897
Dr Zanders apparatus: a lady rides side saddle on a horse simulator. A fixed saddle is attached to a cast iron frame, simulating similar vibrations to those experienced when riding a horse. 1897

Background imageCast Collection: Actresses on National Service, 1939

Actresses on National Service, 1939
Cast members of Tony Draws a Horse at the Comedy Theatre in London pictured in their other war roles. Miss Kay Astor (centre) is a nurse

Background imageCast Collection: London / Temple Gardens

London / Temple Gardens
Sun patterns cast by young trees and iron railings on the lawn at Temple Gardens, London, England. Date: 1930s

Background imageCast Collection: Amalfi, Italy - Panorama of the Hotel San Caterina

Amalfi, Italy - Panorama of the Hotel San Caterina Date: circa 1930s

Background imageCast Collection: Wedding Garment Parable

Wedding Garment Parable
The Parable of the Wedding Garment : the king orders the improperly dressed guest to be bound hand and foot and cast into outer darkness

Background imageCast Collection: Wyclif / Fox Martyrs / Burnt

Wyclif / Fox Martyrs / Burnt
JOHN WYCLIF In 1425 his body is exhumed and burnt at Lutterworth by the ecclesiastical establishment and his ashes cast into the river

Background imageCast Collection: Buddha of Kamakura

Buddha of Kamakura
The great bronze image of Buddha at Kamakura, Japan, cast in the 13th century, centrepiece of a group of shrines and temples which attract pilgrims

Background imageCast Collection: Hardy Patent Pick Co. mining tools 1890s

Hardy Patent Pick Co. mining tools 1890s
Selection of solid steel mining hand tools made by Hardy Patent Pick Co, in Sheffield. Date: 1890s



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