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Crates Collection

Background imageCrates Collection: Milkman and his Float

Milkman and his Float
A milkman taking bottles from the crates on his float to deliver to someones doorstep

Background imageCrates Collection: British Army messager pigeon service

British Army messager pigeon service
Taking birds out: to the trenches by despatch-riders to let the pigeons fly for training. Regular going and coming supply service of birds between the pigeon homing lofts at Divisional

Background imageCrates Collection: French Customs officers X-Ray for smuggled goods

French Customs officers X-Ray for smuggled goods 1897

Background imageCrates Collection: Porters at Billingsgate Fish Market, London, c. 1950

Porters at Billingsgate Fish Market, London, c. 1950
Photograph showing a group of porters outside Billingsgate Fish Market in London, c.1950. The porters are shown carrying crates of fish on their heads. Date: c.1950

Background imageCrates Collection: Smithfield Market 1870

Smithfield Market 1870
The arrival of an early meat train at Smithfield Market in London: porters unload and move baskets and crates

Background imageCrates Collection: Covent Garden Market

Covent Garden Market
Crates of fresh fruit and vegetables from Norfolk etc. being unloaded in the morning at Covent Garden market, central London. Date: circa 1950

Background imageCrates Collection: Aberdeen Fish Market

Aberdeen Fish Market
Two market traders walk through Aberdeen Fish Market, Scotland, where thousands of fresh fish are set out in crates and wicker baskets

Background imageCrates Collection: Aberdeen Fish Market

Aberdeen Fish Market
Market traders chatting amongst the wooden crates of fresh fish at Aberdeen Fish Market, Scotland

Background imageCrates Collection: Neyland Fish Market, Neyland, Pembrokeshire, South Wales

Neyland Fish Market, Neyland, Pembrokeshire, South Wales
View inside the Fish Market in the coastal town of Neyland, Pembrokeshire, South Wales. The Ice Factory and Fish Market were opened on 16 November 1908

Background imageCrates Collection: Covent Garden Market

Covent Garden Market
COVENT GARDEN A view of the market setting up early in the morning with piles of crates and sacks lying around. Date: Spring, circa 1930

Background imageCrates Collection: The astronomers waiting for the eclipse

The astronomers waiting for the eclipse
The eclipse expedition in India to observe the total eclipse of the sun. Mr. Norman Lockyer is shown seated a little to the left beneath the umbrella

Background imageCrates Collection: Covent Garden Market

Covent Garden Market
COVENT GARDEN Early morning; a 21 year-old chap (Alfred John Lewis) in a flat cap, stands surrounded by baskets and crates of apples, fruit and vegetables

Background imageCrates Collection: Unloading Ships at London Docks, 1908

Unloading Ships at London Docks, 1908
Illustration showing various cargoes coming ashore at London Docks, in the East End of London, 1908. Elephants tusks, barrels

Background imageCrates Collection: Soho, London - 26 Frith Street W1

Soho, London - 26 Frith Street W1 - Oxford Express Dairy (Welsh Dairy). 1973

Background imageCrates Collection: 27 Cases of Apples from just one tree - Victoria, Australia

27 Cases of Apples from just one tree - Victoria, Australia
27 Cases of Apples from just one tree - the State of Victoria, Australia Date: circa 1908

Background imageCrates Collection: Morocco, North West Africa - Street Bread sellers Casablanca

Morocco, North West Africa - Street Bread sellers Casablanca Date: circa 1950s

Background imageCrates Collection: Street Banana Seller, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Street Banana Seller, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Date: circa 1910s

Background imageCrates Collection: Fishmonger - Port of London

Fishmonger - Port of London
A fishmonger carrying boxes of fresh fish unloaded at the Port of London, close to Tower Bridge, visible in the distance

Background imageCrates Collection: Food being unloaded in the Channel Islands; Second World War

Food being unloaded in the Channel Islands; Second World War
Photograph showing the unloading of crates of food in St. Peter Port, Guernsey, 1945. After nearly five years of German occupation the civilian population of the islands had very little food

Background imageCrates Collection: Covent Garden / Crates

Covent Garden / Crates
Fresh fruit arrives on a Spring morning at Covent Garden market. A man carries a crate of oranges on his head

Background imageCrates Collection: Shoot for Carlsberg - mid 1960s

Shoot for Carlsberg - mid 1960s Date: circa mid-1960s

Background imageCrates Collection: Petty Officer Evans, at the Antarctic

Petty Officer Evans, at the Antarctic

Background imageCrates Collection: Trees In The Wind

Trees In The Wind
An etching of some trees, with ivy entangled around the trunks, during a windy day in the countryside, some crates can be seen on the left. Date: circa 1916

Background imageCrates Collection: Caricature illustration, Yachting in the Yard, with a family balanced on crates and furniture

Caricature illustration, Yachting in the Yard, with a family balanced on crates and furniture, whilst the gardener drenches them with a hose. Captioned, Outdoor hobbies for the home'

Background imageCrates Collection: Stalls with wooden partitions selling fresh fruit wholesale. Date: 1937

Stalls with wooden partitions selling fresh fruit wholesale. Date: 1937

Background imageCrates Collection: Fruit auctions at Covent Garden 1900

Fruit auctions at Covent Garden 1900
Interior of a busy auction at Covent Garden, London. Date: 1900

Background imageCrates Collection: Transport by Ox Cart - Istanbul, Turkey Date: 1922

Transport by Ox Cart - Istanbul, Turkey Date: 1922

Background imageCrates Collection: City of Durban unloading cargo, Pool of London

City of Durban unloading cargo, Pool of London
The City of Durban passenger and refrigerated cargo ship having cargo moved onto barges in the Pool of London, River Thames. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageCrates Collection: France - Trade - Dates from the desert oasis

France - Trade - Dates from the desert oasis
Dates in wooden crates as they arrive direct from the desert oasis to the French warehouse of Champagne Freres Ld. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageCrates Collection: Frys Cocoa and Chocolate, packing chocolate

Frys Cocoa and Chocolate, packing chocolate
Frys Cocoa and Chocolate, women packing chocolate. 1893

Background imageCrates Collection: Women riding on cases of TNT, WW1

Women riding on cases of TNT, WW1
Women riding on cases of TNT, packed for despatch to a shell factory, First World War. 1914-1918

Background imageCrates Collection: Barber in action, Rouen, Normandy, Northern France

Barber in action, Rouen, Normandy, Northern France
Barber in action, shaving a sailor on the quayside at Rouen, Normandy, Northern France. Date: 1922

Background imageCrates Collection: Scene near Billingsgate Fish Market, City of London

Scene near Billingsgate Fish Market, City of London. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageCrates Collection: Handling Idris bottles wearing gauze masks

Handling Idris bottles wearing gauze masks
Women workers handling Idris bottles wearing gauze masks to protect their faces in case of breakage. circa 1900

Background imageCrates Collection: Gonzalez Byass warehouse, Jerez de la Frontera, Cadiz, Spain

Gonzalez Byass warehouse, Jerez de la Frontera, Cadiz, Spain
Scene in the Gonzalez Byass warehouse, Jerez de la Frontera, Cadiz, Spain -- general view of the bottling process, involving sealing, wrapping and packaging. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageCrates Collection: Packing bananas, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

Packing bananas, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
People packing bananas for export in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands. Date: circa 1910

Background imageCrates Collection: Santa Catalina, Puerto de la Luz, Las Palmas, Canary Islands

Santa Catalina, Puerto de la Luz, Las Palmas, Canary Islands
Santa Catalina dock, Puerto de la Luz, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, with ships, people and cargo. Date: circa 1906

Background imageCrates Collection: Landing quay, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

Landing quay, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, with ships, people and cargo. circa 1900s

Background imageCrates Collection: Street scene at Les Halles, Paris, France

Street scene at Les Halles, Paris, France. Date: 1960s

Background imageCrates Collection: An Onion Field - Bermuda

An Onion Field - Bermuda
circa 1910s

Background imageCrates Collection: Unloading Chickens Date: 1948

Unloading Chickens Date: 1948

Background imageCrates Collection: Unloading fresh oranges 1900

Unloading fresh oranges 1900
Dockers unloading oranges at London Bridge, Wharf in the orange season. Packed in boxes or chests, containing 1, 000 oranges each. Oranges coming from Malta, Sicily, Spain and Portugal and Florida

Background imageCrates Collection: Billingsgate Fish Market, London 1886

Billingsgate Fish Market, London 1886
Interior of the Billingsgate Fish Market in London. Traders viewing fish and porters bringing crates of fish, on their heads, into the market. Date: 1886

Background imageCrates Collection: Gilbeys wine store 1861

Gilbeys wine store 1861
Gilbeys wine store in Titchfield Street, Oxford Street, London. Date: 1861

Background imageCrates Collection: GROUP OF MARKET TRADERS

GROUP OF MARKET TRADERS
A group of market traders line up to have their photograph taken. Some carry wooden crates of produce on their heads. Date: 1920s

Background imageCrates Collection: Bottle store, Mineral Water Factory, Paignton, Devon

Bottle store, Mineral Water Factory, Paignton, Devon
Bottle store in the Mineral Water Factory of Herbert Dawe Ltd, Paignton, Devon. Date: 1960s

Background imageCrates Collection: Soho, London - Berwick Street Market W1

Soho, London - Berwick Street Market W1 - view towards Peter Street. 1973

Background imageCrates Collection: Christmas card in the shape of a wooden crate

Christmas card in the shape of a wooden crate tied with string, with blue flowers on top. (1 of 2) Date: circa 1890s



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