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Background imageCollapsing Collection: Collapse of the Campanile in St Marks Square, Venice, Italy

Collapse of the Campanile in St Marks Square, Venice, Italy
A photo-montage re-creation of the dramatic collapse of the Campanile in St Marks Square, Venice, Italy on 14th July 1902 Date: 1902

Background imageCollapsing Collection: LFB and the Blitz - Queen Victoria Street

LFB and the Blitz - Queen Victoria Street
The moment that an unsupported front wall of a building, severely damaged by fire, dramatically collapsed into the street

Background imageCollapsing Collection: World War II ruins in the centre of Berlin

World War II ruins in the centre of Berlin
World War II vintage photograph - ruins in the centre of Berlin, dust cloud from collapsing wall

Background imageCollapsing Collection: Cartoon, German women in uniform, WW1

Cartoon, German women in uniform, WW1
Cartoon, plump German women in uniform, one of them causing a horse to collapse under her weight, and another two who have just been called the last bastions of the empire. Date: 1916

Background imageCollapsing Collection: The Man Who Bid Half a Guinea at Tattersalls by H M Bateman

The Man Who Bid Half a Guinea at Tattersalls by H M Bateman. Obviously half a guinea is not what you should bid for a horse. This illustration shows the establishment in turmoil

Background imageCollapsing Collection: RUE DE RIVOLI DAMAGE 1871

RUE DE RIVOLI DAMAGE 1871
Paris burning: houses falling in the Rue de Rivoli Date: 1871

Background imageCollapsing Collection: Comic German postcard -- drunkard in the toilet

Comic German postcard -- drunkard in the toilet
Comic German postcard by Arthur Thiele -- a drunkard collapses at the side of a toilet. Date: early 20th century

Background imageCollapsing Collection: Comic German postcard -- toilet malfunction

Comic German postcard -- toilet malfunction
Comic German postcard by Arthur Thiele -- a man ties his dogs to the outside of a ramshackle outdoor toilet, but the toilet collapses when the dogs decide to chase after a rabbit

Background imageCollapsing Collection: The Great Fire in Clerkenwell

The Great Fire in Clerkenwell
A large building in Clerkenwell collapsing as it is engulfed by flames. Firemen in 1880s uniform can be seen attempting to subdue the fire with hosepipes

Background imageCollapsing Collection: Wolsey / Leicester Abbey

Wolsey / Leicester Abbey
CARDINAL THOMAS WOLSEY English prelate and statesman, arriving at Leicester Abbey shortly before his death


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