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Common Collection

Background imageCommon Collection: Smooth newt, male, female and larvae, Lissotriton vulgaris

Smooth newt, male, female and larvae, Lissotriton vulgaris (as common newt, Lacerta vulgaris, common water newt, Lacerta palustris, Lacerta punctata)

Background imageCommon Collection: Common Curlew (Morris)

Common Curlew (Morris)
COMMON CURLEW (Numenius arquata) Date: 1851

Background imageCommon Collection: A Common Pheasant alarmed

A Common Pheasant alarmed
A Common Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus) flies up in alarm. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageCommon Collection: Hogarth, Four Times of the Day, Noon

Hogarth, Four Times of the Day, Noon
Hogarth, Four Times of the Day, 2. Noon. A group of Huguenots attend the French Church in Hog Lane, London (right), opposite an eating house and a group of disreputable people (left)

Background imageCommon Collection: Thames Sailing Barge

Thames Sailing Barge
A Thames sailing barge is a type of commercial sailing boat once common on the River Thames in London. The flat-bottomed barges with a shallow draught and leeboards

Background imageCommon Collection: Clapham Common

Clapham Common
A tram and a motor-bus on the south side of Clapham Common. Date: circa 1905

Background imageCommon Collection: The common law in the similitude of a tree

The common law in the similitude of a tree. Date c1878

Background imageCommon Collection: Metropolitan Police officer on traffic duty

Metropolitan Police officer on traffic duty
A Metropolitan Police officer, PC Edward Ridout of Chelsea Police Station, on traffic duty. He is standing by a zebra crossing to help a little boy across the road

Background imageCommon Collection: Common oak tree, Quercus robur

Common oak tree, Quercus robur. Handcoloured lithograph by Hanhart after a botanical illustration by David Blair from Robert Bentley and Henry Trimens Medicinal Plants, London, 1880

Background imageCommon Collection: A selection of common British Moths

A selection of common British Moths Date: circa 1920s

Background imageCommon Collection: Mergus merganser, goosander

Mergus merganser, goosander
Plate 331 from John James Audubons Birds of America, original double elephant folio (1835-38), hand-coloured aquatint. Engraved, printed and coloured by R. Havell (& Son), London

Background imageCommon Collection: Plumstead Common Road

Plumstead Common Road, showing (on the right, with the clock tower), the newly opened " Links" (1904) branch of the Royal Arsenal Co-Operative Society, still a " Co-Op" today

Background imageCommon Collection: London arms and seals

London arms and seals
The Arms and Common Seals of the Metropolitan Boroughs of London and of the City of London, with a block map showing their boundaries

Background imageCommon Collection: Ice Skating Dog

Ice Skating Dog
An ice skating dog with a scarf for a lead, out with his young mistress at Wimbledon Common, London, England

Background imageCommon Collection: Oxton House, Devon, seat of Rev. John Beaumont Swete

Oxton House, Devon, seat of Rev. John Beaumont Swete. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Rudolph Ackermanns Repository of Arts, London, 1827

Background imageCommon Collection: Common snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus) colour variation

Common snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus) colour variation. Illustration from Erwin Baur, Einf in die experimentelle Vererbungslehre. Date: 1919

Background imageCommon Collection: Pneumonia strikes like a man eating shark led by its pilot f

Pneumonia strikes like a man eating shark led by its pilot fish the common cold Consult your physician. Poster encouraging citizens to consult your physician for treatment of the common cold

Background imageCommon Collection: Trees / Common Elm C1890

Trees / Common Elm C1890
A common elm

Background imageCommon Collection: Eurasian jay, Garrulus glandarius

Eurasian jay, Garrulus glandarius (Common jay, Corvus glandarius). Illustration drawn and engraved by Richard Polydore Nodder

Background imageCommon Collection: Decapoda crabs and shrimps

Decapoda crabs and shrimps: horrid elbow crab, Daldorfia horrida, sentinel crab, Podophthalmus vigil, Gibbs sea spider, Pisa armata, angular crab, Goneplax rhomboides, Solenolambrus tenellus

Background imageCommon Collection: The Pond on Clapton Common, London

The Pond on Clapton Common, London - with a distant view of the Agapemon Church. Date: 1906

Background imageCommon Collection: Tanners Hatch Hostel

Tanners Hatch Hostel
Tanners Hatch Youth Hostel, remotely situated, on the edge of Ranmore Common, Surrey, England. A very popular hostel, especially during the Winter months. Date: 1950s

Background imageCommon Collection: Scenes of peasant working life, Ireland

Scenes of peasant working life, Ireland
These illustrations show women and men engaged in activities such as carding wool, spinning, sowing, threshing, minnowing and scutching

Background imageCommon Collection: Common heath, Epacris impressa

Common heath, Epacris impressa
Common heath or Pitted epacris, Epacris impressa. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by S. Nevitt after a botanical illustration by Miss Sara Maund from Benjamin Maund and the Rev

Background imageCommon Collection: Chislehurst, Kent: church and common Date: 1907

Chislehurst, Kent: church and common Date: 1907

Background imageCommon Collection: Great bustard, Otis tarda (vulnerable)

Great bustard, Otis tarda (vulnerable), and common ringed plover, Charadrius hiaticula.. Handcolored copperplate stipple engraving from Dumont de Sainte-Croixs Dictionary of Natural Science

Background imageCommon Collection: Totting Bec Common

Totting Bec Common
Hyde Farm, on Tooting Bec Common in southwest London. Date: 1885

Background imageCommon Collection: Teddy Bear (with hidden objects)

Teddy Bear (with hidden objects)

Background imageCommon Collection: Worshipping the God of Smallpox, India

Worshipping the God of Smallpox, India
Under the Hindu faith, if you want protection against getting smallpox, pray to Shitala, the Goddess of Smallpox

Background imageCommon Collection: Mr. Justice Field

Mr. Justice Field
William Ventris Field(1813-1907), shown here in 1875 when newly appointed as one of the judges of the Court of Queens Bench

Background imageCommon Collection: Clapham Common / South

Clapham Common / South
Clapham Common, south side

Background imageCommon Collection: Putting on Ice Skates

Putting on Ice Skates
Three young women, sitting down to put on their ice skates at Wimbledon Common, London. One girl is accidentally showing off her bloomers!

Background imageCommon Collection: The Bridge, Ashstead Common, Surrey

The Bridge, Ashstead Common, Surrey
The Bridge, Ashstead Common, Ashtead, near Leatherhead, Surrey, England. Date: 1910s

Background imageCommon Collection: Insects / Flea

Insects / Flea
Common Flea (pulex)

Background imageCommon Collection: Pipistrellus pipistrellus, common pipistrelle

Pipistrellus pipistrellus, common pipistrelle
Plate from a collection of pencil sketches and watercolour drawings of British mammals c. 1890-1910 by Edward Adrian Wilson (1872-1912)

Background imageCommon Collection: Teddy Bear (with hidden objects)

Teddy Bear (with hidden objects)

Background imageCommon Collection: Teddy Bear (with hidden objects)

Teddy Bear (with hidden objects)

Background imageCommon Collection: English Prayer Book

English Prayer Book
THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER An Ordre for Mattyns - a page from the first book of Common Prayer in English, published under Edward VI

Background imageCommon Collection: Hedgehog (Bewick)

Hedgehog (Bewick)
erinaceus europeus also known as the Urchin This is the common hedgehog, much loved though, alas, too often the victim of motorists

Background imageCommon Collection: Hedgehog / Common 1803

Hedgehog / Common 1803
A common hedgehog, seen from two different angles

Background imageCommon Collection: Wimbledon Windmill

Wimbledon Windmill
A working windmill on Wimbledon Common in south-west London

Background imageCommon Collection: Mistletoe Botanical

Mistletoe Botanical
Common mistletoe (Viscum album)

Background imageCommon Collection: Taraxacum Officinale

Taraxacum Officinale
(var. palustre) COMMON DANDELION

Background imageCommon Collection: Great argonaut, cuttlefish and flying squid

Great argonaut, cuttlefish and flying squid
Great argonaut, Argonauta argo 1, cuttlefish, Sepia tuberculata 2 and European flying squid, Todarodes sagittatus 3. Polpo dell argonauta, Seppia tubercolata, Calamajo sagittato

Background imageCommon Collection: Cyprinus carpio, or Common Carp

Cyprinus carpio, or Common Carp. Date: 1879

Background imageCommon Collection: Plants / Urtica Dioica

Plants / Urtica Dioica
Common Nettle or Stinging Nettle

Background imageCommon Collection: Barbus barbus, or Common Barbel

Barbus barbus, or Common Barbel, also known as Barbus. Date: 1865

Background imageCommon Collection: Primula acaulis (vulgaris), common primrose

Primula acaulis (vulgaris), common primrose
Painting by Pierre Joseph Redoute (1759-1840), from his publication Choix des plus belles fleurs (The Most Beautiful Flowers), c. 1827-33. Illustration entitled Primevere grandiflore



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