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Background imageCollecting Collection: London Stock Exchange - The Stock Jobbers Pitches

London Stock Exchange - The Stock Jobbers Pitches. Date: early 1960s

Background imageCollecting Collection: Collecting Turf from the Bog, Connemara, County Galway

Collecting Turf from the Bog, Connemara, County Galway, Republic of Ireland

Background imageCollecting Collection: Wartime pig food poster

Wartime pig food poster
We Want Your Kitchen Waste - poster encouraging the saving of food scraps for use as pig food, to be collected by the council. It also feeds poultry

Background imageCollecting Collection: Horse-drawn harvester

Horse-drawn harvester
Two shire horses pull a farmer sitting asride an basic harvesting machine. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageCollecting Collection: A selection of common British Moths

A selection of common British Moths Date: circa 1920s

Background imageCollecting Collection: Bees in springtime

Bees in springtime
Bees enjoy collecting pollen from abundant catkins on pussy willow branches growing by a river

Background imageCollecting Collection: Collecting Scrap Metal

Collecting Scrap Metal. Conor, William 1881-1968

Background imageCollecting Collection: Humboldt and his party collecting plant

Humboldt and his party collecting plant
Specimens at the foot of Mount Chimborazo. Detail from Plate 25 Voyage aux Regions Equinoxiales by Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859)

Background imageCollecting Collection: Little Lady Bountiful

Little Lady Bountiful - a young girl in a white summer gown offers her less well-to- do friends (one of whom has been collecting reeds) a slice of cake

Background imageCollecting Collection: St. Georges Hospital, London

St. Georges Hospital, London
St. Georges Hospital, now the Lanesborough Hotel, London Date: circa 1903

Background imageCollecting Collection: Charity Bootblacks

Charity Bootblacks
To raise money for hospitals, English girls offer their services as shoeblacks to passing gentlemen in the streets of London

Background imageCollecting Collection: High Street, Tonbridge, Kent

High Street, Tonbridge, Kent, with Rathbone (watchmaker), Mayes (dyer and cleaner), and road sweepers collecting horse manure. Date: circa 1906

Background imageCollecting Collection: Druids (ancient Priests) collect mistletoe

Druids (ancient Priests) collect mistletoe
The Druids were highly respected by the Britons because of their wisdom and used to collect mistletoe to give to people on feast days

Background imageCollecting Collection: The Day before Christmas: Gathering the Holly by Millar Watt

The Day before Christmas: Gathering the Holly by Millar Watt
From a painting in oils made for The Sphere Christmas number front cover by Millar Watt. Snowy scene showing a 1920s family gathering holly on Christmas Eve. Date: 25th November 1929

Background imageCollecting Collection: Christmas Presents

Christmas Presents
For many years it has been the custom of Mr. E. A. Anderson of Broadstairs to take out Christmas presents to the crew of the Goodwin lightship - collecting the presents. Date: 1930s

Background imageCollecting Collection: Mlle. Lyska Kostio and her collection of dolls

Mlle. Lyska Kostio and her collection of dolls
One of the latest crazes in Paris in the early 1910s was doll-collecting. Apparently Mlle. Kostio took all her dolls with her when she travelled, and looked after them all herself

Background imageCollecting Collection: Collecting Eggs at Flamborough Head

Collecting Eggs at Flamborough Head
Collecting seagulls eggs at Flamborough Head, Yorkshire. A traditional practice for farmers whose land adjoined the cliff edge

Background imageCollecting Collection: Cider Apple Picking

Cider Apple Picking
Cider making : collecting the grass-fruit

Background imageCollecting Collection: Londons new telephone-post kiosk

Londons new telephone-post kiosk
A new telephone kiosk in use in a London street, showing a caller inside, postage stamps being bought from the machine outside, and a postman collecting mail from the letterbox

Background imageCollecting Collection: Michelin Tyre Advert

Michelin Tyre Advert
A Michelin Tyre Advertisement, showing the Michelin Man aiding the local workers in rubber collection!

Background imageCollecting Collection: Burnham Beeches, Bucks

Burnham Beeches, Bucks
A woodland area near Slough, Berkshire, famed for its magnificent beech and other trees : a countrywoman and her dog are collecting firewood

Background imageCollecting Collection: The Gleaners, Blockley, Gloucestershire

The Gleaners, Blockley, Gloucestershire
A family group collecting left over corn at Blockley. The title might be a reflection of the painting by Jean-Francois Millet noted for depicting peasant workers in a sympathetic way Date: 1905

Background imageCollecting Collection: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychw- yrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychw- yrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch
Collecting railway tickets in Wales. A Third Class ticket issued on 14th August, 1908 between Llanrhaiadr-yn-Mochnant to Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

Background imageCollecting Collection: Specimens collected by Darwin on the voyage of the Beagle 18

Specimens collected by Darwin on the voyage of the Beagle 18
A case displaying various beetle specimens collected by Charles Darwin during the Beagle voyage, as well as a map of the ships route

Background imageCollecting Collection: S Teerwood. The mail van

S Teerwood. The mail van
A red mail van stops at a remote village in the Scottish Highlands to collect and deliver post

Background imageCollecting Collection: A woman of the Auvergne collecting walnuts

A woman of the Auvergne collecting walnuts
A woman of the Auvergne region of France loading a wickerwork pannier backpack with the walnuts she has been collecting in her straw basket Date: 1910

Background imageCollecting Collection: Dutch poster advertising a National Collection

Dutch poster advertising a National Collection on behalf of the Fatherland (ie the German Reich), during the Second World War. May 1944

Background imageCollecting Collection: Farm Worker and Orange Tree, Southern California, 1888

Farm Worker and Orange Tree, Southern California, 1888
Illustration showing a young black farm worker collecting oranges from a heavily laden tree, Southern California, 1888

Background imageCollecting Collection: French Philately Manual

French Philately Manual
Albert Laplanches popular guide to stamp collecting

Background imageCollecting Collection: Military Postman

Military Postman
A military postman for the British army collecting post from a mail box on an army camp site

Background imageCollecting Collection: Girl in Kitchen Garden

Girl in Kitchen Garden
Girl working in a rural kitchen garden collecting cabbages

Background imageCollecting Collection: Ancient settlement of the Ice Age, Kazakhstan area

Ancient settlement of the Ice Age, Kazakhstan area
Ancient village settlement of the Ice Age or Stone Age, with a woman butchering a deer carcass, a man carving a stone, and people collecting firewood. 8700-2000 BCE

Background imageCollecting Collection: Woman dressed as winter, swaddled in rag and carrying fire wood. Date: c. 1915

Woman dressed as winter, swaddled in rag and carrying fire wood. Date: c. 1915
Woman dressed as winter, swaddled in rag and carrying fire wood. Date: c.1915

Background imageCollecting Collection: Duchess of York - National Playing Fields Association

Duchess of York - National Playing Fields Association
Elizabeth, Duchess of York (later Elizabeth the Queen Mother 1900-2002) at a flag day in aid of the National Playing Fields Association - London, Spring 1934

Background imageCollecting Collection: Collecting gravel from West Bay, Bridport, early 1900s

Collecting gravel from West Bay, Bridport, early 1900s Date: early 1900s

Background imageCollecting Collection: Collecting gravel, Bridport

Collecting gravel, Bridport Date: early 1900s

Background imageCollecting Collection: Boy collecting driftwood at seaside, 1930s

Boy collecting driftwood at seaside, 1930s

Background imageCollecting Collection: Boy collecting driftwood at seaside

Boy collecting driftwood at seaside

Background imageCollecting Collection: Gathering seaweed, Mounts Bay, Cornwall, early 1900s

Gathering seaweed, Mounts Bay, Cornwall, early 1900s

Background imageCollecting Collection: Mussel Gatherers Victorian period

Mussel Gatherers Victorian period Date: 19th century

Background imageCollecting Collection: Collecting mussels

Collecting mussels Date: 19th century

Background imageCollecting Collection: Gathering shellfish, Whitby, Victorian period

Gathering shellfish, Whitby, Victorian period

Background imageCollecting Collection: Railway Mail Bag Collecting Device Victorian period

Railway Mail Bag Collecting Device Victorian period

Background imageCollecting 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 imageCollecting Collection: Children Collecting Fir Cones

Children Collecting Fir Cones Date: 1925

Background imageCollecting Collection: Christ collecting his vestments, ca. 1646, by Alonso Cano

Christ collecting his vestments, ca. 1646, by Alonso Cano
Alonso Cano (1601-1667). Spanish painter. Christ collecting his vestments, ca.1646. San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Madrid. Spain. Date: 2019

Background imageCollecting 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 imageCollecting Collection: Food donation for striking miners

Food donation for striking miners
A T.U.C. (Trades Union Congress)centre acts as a food donation collecting point during the miners strike of 1984-85. The long strike meant that miners families endured financial hardship



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