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Background imageChest Collection: Tattooed Victorian lady, 1897

Tattooed Victorian lady, 1897
An example of American tattoo work on a Mrs. Williams. Date: 1897

Background imageChest Collection: Tattooed masterpiece by Mr. Sutherland Macdonald of Jermyn S

Tattooed masterpiece by Mr. Sutherland Macdonald of Jermyn S
A battle royal in mid-air: a tattooed masterpiece by Mr. Sutherland Macdonald of Hamman Studio, Jermyn Street, London. Date: 1897

Background imageChest Collection: The Adventure of Black Peter, Sherlock Holmes

The Adventure of Black Peter, Sherlock Holmes
The Return of Sherlock Holmes, The Adventure of Black Peter, Sherlock Holmes story by Arthur Conan Doyle. " He sank down upon the sea-chest

Background imageChest Collection: Children doing handstands on a Balham street, SW London

Children doing handstands on a Balham street, SW London
Two children, a boy and a girl, doing handstands against a concrete wall on a Balham street, SW London. A smaller child watches them, backed into a corner. Date: circa 1961

Background imageChest Collection: Frank de Burgh, tattooed man, 1897

Frank de Burgh, tattooed man, 1897
Frank de Burgh, tattooed man, displays his chest and forearms, which bear the name of his wife, Emma, and a forget-me-not motto, depicted on a scroll, held aloft by a maiden

Background imageChest Collection: Ox-pulled wagon - Lipton Tea Company

Ox-pulled wagon - Lipton Tea Company
Colombo, Sri Lanka - a wagon of the Lipton Ltd. Tea company bearing a mass of wooden tea chests and pulled by a pair of white oxen. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageChest Collection: Ben Dale, lifeboatman of Harwich, Essex

Ben Dale, lifeboatman of Harwich, Essex
Ben Dale, a famous lifeboatman of Harwich, Essex, who served as Coxswain for 23 years. Pictured here with two medals pinned to his chest

Background imageChest Collection: Greyhound Bedlamite

Greyhound Bedlamite
His small head and deep chest make this oddly-named dog a champion

Background imageChest Collection: Jem Mace, Boxer

Jem Mace, Boxer
" Gypsy" Jem Mace (1831 - 1910), English champion and known as the " Father of Modern Boxing"

Background imageChest Collection: Advertisement, Carters Little Liver Pills, WW1

Advertisement, Carters Little Liver Pills, WW1
Advertisement, Carters Little Liver Pills for Active Service, showing a man undergoing an army medical examination during the early stages of the First World War. Date: 1914

Background imageChest Collection: The Pain-Proof Man & Captain Ringman Jack - Ripley s

The Pain-Proof Man & Captain Ringman Jack - Ripley s
Arthur Plumhoff The Human Pincushion - The Pain-Proof Man (left) and Captain Ringman Jack, who lifted weights through holes through his breasts

Background imageChest Collection: Canopic shrine from the tomb of Tutankhamun

Canopic shrine from the tomb of Tutankhamun (reigned 13321323 BC), as discovered by Howard Carter among others in 1922 in the Valley of Kings

Background imageChest Collection: Children doing handstands on a Balham street, SW London

Children doing handstands on a Balham street, SW London
Two children, a boy and a girl, doing handstands against a concrete wall on a Balham street, SW London. A smaller child watches them, backed into a corner. Date: circa 1961

Background imageChest Collection: Ufos / Michalak

Ufos / Michalak
At Falcon Lake, Manitoba, Stephen Michalak, a Pole, approaches a landed UFO and receives a grid-pattern of burns on his chest

Background imageChest Collection: Canadian gunners, Battle of Vimy Ridge, France, WW1

Canadian gunners, Battle of Vimy Ridge, France, WW1
Canadian gunners firing a 6 inch Howitzer during the Battle of Vimy Ridge, northern France, during the First World War. Date: April 1917

Background imageChest Collection: The dangers of getting a personal tattoo

The dangers of getting a personal tattoo
" First of All, Mary, theres something awful I must get off my chest." The dangers of getting a personal tattoo - A dapper gent has to admit to a previous romantic liason to his new young

Background imageChest Collection: Interior of a jacal (shack). 1853. Oil. MEXICO

Interior of a jacal (shack). 1853. Oil. MEXICO

Background imageChest Collection: Great by H. M. Bateman

Great by H. M. Bateman
Caricature of a self-important gentleman in evening dress, puffing his chest out as he smokes a cigarette. Date: 1927

Background imageChest Collection: Undated photograph of the corner of the chemical laboratory

Undated photograph of the corner of the chemical laboratory at the National Laboratory of Psychical Research. HPG/1/2/1 (ii)

Background imageChest Collection: Cold mixture advertisement

Cold mixture advertisement
An advert for Stotherts Chest and Lung Mixture where two boxers show how to defend yourself against nasty germs

Background imageChest Collection: Shakespeare / Home Room

Shakespeare / Home Room
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Room in his home at Stratford-upon-Avon, with a portrait and a bust

Background imageChest Collection: Chief Two Guns White Calf, Blackfeet Indian, Montana, USA

Chief Two Guns White Calf, Blackfeet Indian, Montana, USA
Chief Two Guns White Calf (1872-1934), Blackfeet Indian, Glacier National Park, Montana, USA. Date: circa 1920

Background imageChest Collection: 1970S Chest Freezer

1970S Chest Freezer
A trendy chest freezer. Date: 1970s

Background imageChest Collection: Young Girls Underwear

Young Girls Underwear
A girl wears lace & ribbon edged cotton drawers, a chemise, a wadded bodice to keep her chest warm, socks & shoes with a bar across the instep

Background imageChest Collection: Emiliano Zapata

Emiliano Zapata stands near a brick staircase, in a sombrero, holding the hilt of his sword and holding a rifle aloft, wearing two bandoliers across his chest

Background imageChest Collection: Tiger Smith (James Addis), British heavyweight boxer

Tiger Smith (James Addis), British heavyweight boxer
Tiger Smith (James Addis) (1875-1931), British heavyweight boxer from Merthyr Tydfil. Addis fought James Gunner Moir for the Heavyweight Championship of England in February 1907

Background imageChest Collection: FROZEN FOOD SHOP / 1970S

FROZEN FOOD SHOP / 1970S
People with trolleys lift the lids and peer into the chest freezers trying to decide which foods to choose. There is a good selection including Kosher meat and poultry. Date: early 1970s

Background imageChest Collection: Colombo, Sri Lanka - Lipton Ltd. Tea Company - Maddema Mills

Colombo, Sri Lanka - Lipton Ltd. Tea Company - Maddema Mills - note the ox-pulled tea wagons, each individually numbered (see also: 10296761). Date: circa 1905

Background imageChest Collection: Harland & Wolff oak campaign chest with five drawers

Harland & Wolff oak campaign chest with five drawers
HARLAND & WOLFF: 19th century oak campaign chest of two short and three long drawers unusually in one section as opposed to two marked to the reverse with yard number 289 denoting the ship

Background imageChest Collection: William Chappell Ballet Dancer Man Bare Chest

William Chappell Ballet Dancer Man Bare Chest
william, chappell, ballet, dancer, man, bare, chest, dance, pose, shadow, wall, in, job, vic, wells, 1937, 1930s, 30s, thirties, entertainment, the, supplement, to, dancing, times, december

Background imageChest Collection: Advert, Binyon's Elastic Chest Expander

Advert, Binyon's Elastic Chest Expander - avoid stooping of the shoulders and contraction of the chest. Date: 1848

Background imageChest Collection: The Escape of Grotius, aka Hugo de Groot

The Escape of Grotius, aka Hugo de Groot, Dutch humanist, diplomat, lawyer, theologian, poet and playwright. He was imprisoned in Loevestein Castle for his involvement in Calvinist disputes

Background imageChest Collection: Girl With A Cat

Girl With A Cat
A photograph used for advertisement purposes, portraying a young girl smiling as she clutched a little black kitten to her chest. Date: circa 1939

Background imageChest Collection: Ministers And The Republican Defence

Ministers And The Republican Defence
A pair of sketches of French ministers, the first shows a man listening closely to the chest of a larger man, saying Don't worry, you have nothing on your mind

Background imageChest Collection: Emile Bergerat

Emile Bergerat
A caricature sketch portraying the French poet and playwright, Emile Bergerat, 1845-1923, who was also known by his pseudonyms, l'Homme masque, Caliban and Ariel

Background imageChest Collection: Safe. 16th century. Spain

Safe. 16th century. Spain
Safe. 16th century. Cast iron and fretwork. Maria Pita House-Museum. Corunna, Galicia, Spain

Background imageChest Collection: The Children Who Lived In The House

The Children Who Lived In The House
This is a reproduction of a painting, originally done by a child aged 15, at the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts, it shows a boy, playing a horn beside a girl, who is laid on her chest

Background imageChest Collection: Boy With Goat

Boy With Goat
This is a reproduction of a painting, originally done by a child aged 13, at the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts, it shows a young boy with a feather in his hat, running with some adult goats

Background imageChest Collection: The Field

The Field
An oil painting of a country woman, holding her baby child tightly to her chest, with a blanket covering her torso, a child in a white dress is standing beside her, with some chickens in a pen

Background imageChest Collection: Apples

Apples
A portrait pastel painting of a young girl with long, brown hair, wearing a simple black hat with a white bow, clutching a small crate of green apples to her chest. Date: circa 1919

Background imageChest Collection: Flora Of The Fells

Flora Of The Fells
A landscape oil painting of the Fells, displaying a mountainous background, which leads to a circular, serene lake, which highlights the side profile of a young woman

Background imageChest Collection: Miss Helen Lawson

Miss Helen Lawson
A portrait painting of a young nurse, Miss Helen Lawson, who is holding her hands to her chest, with a bouquet of flowers tucked inside her arm. Date: circa 1917

Background imageChest Collection: Noge Hill, Nogeyama Park, Yokohama, Japan

Noge Hill, Nogeyama Park, Yokohama, Japan. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageChest Collection: RMS Mauretania, Stateroom

RMS Mauretania, Stateroom, January 1949 Date: 1949

Background imageChest Collection: Jack's Visit to Greenwich II

Jack's Visit to Greenwich II - the Anson Room, model of Portsmouth Dockyard extension, something like a chest, an old friend, a queer vessel

Background imageChest Collection: Grandmother giving little girl a knitting lesson

Grandmother giving little girl a knitting lesson Date: 19th century

Background imageChest Collection: X-ray - Soldier with Bullet Bound Being Examined 1900

X-ray - Soldier with Bullet Bound Being Examined 1900
Wounded soldier from the Boer War been examined in a London hospital by means of X-ray. One of the interesting features of the Boer War was the demonstration of the practical utility of the X-rays

Background imageChest Collection: Richard III

Richard III - with Lady Anne Neville, who is on her way to bury the late King Henry VI. 1862



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