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Crutches Collection

Background imageCrutches Collection: Waifs and Strays Society Pyrford St Nicholas

Waifs and Strays Society Pyrford St Nicholas
Children, some using crutches, at St Nicholas Hospital, Pyrford, run by the Waifs and Strays Society. Date: circa 1909

Background imageCrutches Collection: Bethany Childrens Home, Kinver, Staffordshire

Bethany Childrens Home, Kinver, Staffordshire
Residents of the Bethany home for disabled children which was located on the Hyde at Kinver, Staffordshire. Many of the boys are holding crutches

Background imageCrutches Collection: Lourdes - The Grotto

Lourdes - The Grotto
Statue of Our Lady of Lourdes in the Grotto, with believers praying beneath and hanging crutches testament to the miraculous cures achievers by those of faith at this sacred Christian site

Background imageCrutches Collection: No. 1 War Hospital, Reading, Berkshire

No. 1 War Hospital, Reading, Berkshire
Rear view of the entrance to the No. 1 War Hospital, Reading, Berkshire - the First World War deployment of Reading Union Workhouse. Several uniformed soldiers can be seen, one on crutches

Background imageCrutches Collection: Bernadette / Grotto 1905

Bernadette / Grotto 1905
The grotto of Massabielle at the beginning of the 20th century - showing the statue, and crutches left by those who, miraculously, don t need them any more

Background imageCrutches Collection: St Nicholas Home for Crippled Children, West Byfleet, Surre

St Nicholas Home for Crippled Children, West Byfleet, Surre
A group of children in the garden at the St Nicholas Home for Crippled Children, West Byfleet. Several hold dolls, one carries a pair of crutches. The home was run by the Waifs and Strays Society

Background imageCrutches Collection: John A Grooms Crippleage, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex

John A Grooms Crippleage, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex
The Chippleage Wheelers at John A. Grooms Crippleage and Orphanage, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. Groom, a London engraver and evangelical preacher

Background imageCrutches Collection: View of part of Duke Street, West Smithfield, 1807

View of part of Duke Street, West Smithfield, 1807
View of part of Duke Street, formerly Duck Lane, West Smithfield, 1807. Tudor timber houses of oak, chestnut and plaster. Man on a ladder lighting a gas lantern

Background imageCrutches Collection: WW1 - Home Front - Belgravia War Hospital Supply Depot, London - New Rubber Crutch

WW1 - Home Front - Belgravia War Hospital Supply Depot, London - New Rubber Crutch invented by Mr G. Healing. Date: circa 1917

Background imageCrutches Collection: The Beggar sits forlornly on his crutches outside

The Beggar sits forlornly on his crutches outside the town walls.. Handcolored engraving by Chretien de Mechel from Hans Holbein's The Triumph of Death

Background imageCrutches Collection: Buskers on a street in North London

Buskers on a street in North London
On a street in North London, one man plays the clarinet whilst his disabled partner waits to approach a passer-by for a donation. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageCrutches Collection: Representation of Charity - Money for a poor crippled boy

Representation of Charity - Money for a poor crippled boy
A moral postcard depicting Charity as two smartly-dressed young girls offer some coins to a poor, crippled young boy with crutches, sat at the side of the street. Date: 1909

Background imageCrutches Collection: German convalescent soldiers with hospital staff, WW1

German convalescent soldiers with hospital staff, WW1
German convalescent soldiers with hospital staff during the First World War. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageCrutches Collection: In front of the grave well in Lourdes, France

In front of the grave well in Lourdes, France. circa 1898

Background imageCrutches Collection: SPORT FOR DISABLED / 1895

SPORT FOR DISABLED / 1895
Sport for the disabled at Nogent-sur-Marne - men with wooden legs competing for first place Date: 1895

Background imageCrutches Collection: OLD MEDIEVAL WOMAN

OLD MEDIEVAL WOMAN
An elderly woman using crutches. Date: circa 1480

Background imageCrutches Collection: National Childrens Home (NCH) at Frodsham, Cheshire

National Childrens Home (NCH) at Frodsham, Cheshire
Girls, one supported by crutches, on the steps of the chapel at the National Childrens Home in Frodsham, Cheshire. Date: circa 1907

Background imageCrutches Collection: St Annes Home for Cripple and Invalid Children, Brighton

St Annes Home for Cripple and Invalid Children, Brighton
Inmates in the garden of the St Annes Home for Cripple and Invalid Children, Brighton. Two girls are using crutches. Date: circa 1914

Background imageCrutches Collection: German holding up the other Central Powers

German holding up the other Central Powers
Russian caricature from WWI era showing Germany struggling to support the failing efforts of their allies, the other Central Powers, The Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria (?). Date: circa 1917

Background imageCrutches Collection: Cripples Football Team, Barnardos Stepney Causeway, Londo

Cripples Football Team, Barnardos Stepney Causeway, Londo
Football team of disabled boys, some with crutches, at Barnardos Home, Stepney Causeway, East London Date: circa 1905

Background imageCrutches Collection: Easter. Jesus went to the pool of Bethesda (Jerusalem) where

Easter. Jesus went to the pool of Bethesda (Jerusalem) where there were many sick. An angel stirred the water and the first to be launched, was healing. Codex of Predis (1476). Royal Library. Turin

Background imageCrutches Collection: Disabled Dance Class

Disabled Dance Class
Disabled children are taught to dance by teacher Miss Betsy Adlard, using the special methods invented by Miss Margaret Morris. It is difficult for them, but fun. Date: 1930s

Background imageCrutches Collection: Disabled Girl

Disabled Girl
The driver stands by the open door of his van as he waits for the female escort to help a disabled girl on crutches to step off the pavement. Date: 1930s

Background imageCrutches Collection: Pilgrims at the Grotto, Lourdes, France

Pilgrims at the Grotto, Lourdes, France
Pilgrims at the Grotto in Lourdes, France. More benches have been added, and the quantity of discarded crutches has increased over the years, each one of them representing a miracle cure ! Date: 1905

Background imageCrutches Collection: Victoria Home for Invalid Children, Margate

Victoria Home for Invalid Children, Margate
The garden of the Victoria Home for Invalid Children. Several of the inmates, some with crutches or other walking aids, can be seen. Date: circa 1920

Background imageCrutches Collection: Picking flowers, Lord Mayor Treloar Cripples Home, Alton, H

Picking flowers, Lord Mayor Treloar Cripples Home, Alton, H
A group of physically disabled children, one in a wheelchair, another with crutches, pick flowers in the Queen Alexandra Wood at the Lord Mayor Treloar Cripples Home, Alton, Hampshire

Background imageCrutches Collection: Illustration, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

Illustration, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, by Arthur Rackham -- An elderberry hobbled across the walk, and stood chatting with some young quinces. A curious group of humanised trees. Date: 1906

Background imageCrutches Collection: National Childrens Home (NCH), Chipping Norton

National Childrens Home (NCH), Chipping Norton
Residents and staff of the National Childrens Home (NCH), Chipping Norton. Some are in wheelchairs or using crutches. Date: c, 1907

Background imageCrutches Collection: Disabled children, Ghana, West Africa

Disabled children, Ghana, West Africa

Background imageCrutches Collection: People in a bomb damaged street during WW2

People in a bomb damaged street during WW2
People in a bomb damaged street in Germany during the Second World War. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageCrutches Collection: Lord Mayor Treloar Cripples Home and College, Alton, Hants

Lord Mayor Treloar Cripples Home and College, Alton, Hants
In 1908, Sir William Purdie Treloar established The Lord Mayor Treloar Cripples Hospital and College in Alton, Hampshire - The Aviary. Date: circa 1910

Background imageCrutches Collection: Lourdes - The Basillica and the Grotto

Lourdes - The Basillica and the Grotto
A composite postcard (unusual) depicting the Rosary Basilica of the Sanctuary of our Lady at Lourdes (top) and the Statue of Our Lady of Lourdes in the Grotto

Background imageCrutches Collection: Girl on Crutches / 1882

Girl on Crutches / 1882
A young girl is assisted with her crutches as she takes her first tentative steps with them

Background imageCrutches Collection: Village scene with elderly man and children

Village scene with elderly man and children
Village scene with an elderly man on crutches and two children in a town or village, with a car in the background. circa 1920s

Background imageCrutches Collection: General Ricciotti Garibaldi in Paris

General Ricciotti Garibaldi in Paris
Garibaldis son General Ricciotti Garibaldi (1847 - 1924) inspecting troops in Paris during World War One. 1915

Background imageCrutches Collection: Disabled Boy

Disabled Boy
A female escort helps a boy on crutches, who is with his sister. They are probably leaving a special centre or school for disabilities and are about to get into a van. Date: 1930s

Background imageCrutches Collection: Disabled Children

Disabled Children
A driver helps a young disabled boy and his sister to climb into the back of the disabilities van. Another man, possibly the childrens father, assists. Date: 1930s

Background imageCrutches Collection: Thomas Guy / Counting Coin

Thomas Guy / Counting Coin
A miser, looking round suspiciously, carefully counts his money. (A portrait of Thomas Guy.) Date: Early 18th Century

Background imageCrutches Collection: National Childrens Home, Chipping Norton - Garden Shelter

National Childrens Home, Chipping Norton - Garden Shelter
Children in the garden shelter of the National Childrens Home, Chipping Norton, a branch which catered for children with physical disabilities

Background imageCrutches Collection: Egg & spoon race, Quex House garden

Egg & spoon race, Quex House garden
Patients on crutches, some with amuputated legs, are seen taking part in a race in Quex House garden. They are holding a spoon with an egg in their mouths

Background imageCrutches Collection: Football at Lord Mayor Treloar Cripples Home, Alton, Hampsh

Football at Lord Mayor Treloar Cripples Home, Alton, Hampsh
A group of physically disabled boys, some with crutches, play football at the Lord Mayor Treloar Cripples Home, Alton, Hampshire. Date: early 1900s

Background imageCrutches Collection: Lord Mayor Treloar Cripples Home, Alton - Forest School

Lord Mayor Treloar Cripples Home, Alton - Forest School
Lord Mayor Treloar Cripples Home, Alton, Hampshire. Children, some with crutches, stand outside the homes thatched Forest School

Background imageCrutches Collection: Lord Mayor Treloar Cripples Home, Alton - Aviary

Lord Mayor Treloar Cripples Home, Alton - Aviary
Lord Mayor Treloar Cripples Home, Alton, Hampshire. Children, some with crutches, stand outside the homes large aviary

Background imageCrutches Collection: WW1 - Kempston Hospital - men with crutches

WW1 - Kempston Hospital - men with crutches Date: circa 1916

Background imageCrutches Collection: Cartoon, Convalescent leave, WW1

Cartoon, Convalescent leave, WW1
Cartoon, Convalescent leave, showing two girls chatting to a little boy dressed as a soldier who has a bandage on his knee

Background imageCrutches Collection: Gymnasium Lord Mayor Treolars Home, Alton, Hampshire

Gymnasium Lord Mayor Treolars Home, Alton, Hampshire
Inmates exercising in the gymnasium at Lord Mayor Treolar Cripples Home and College, Alton. Some have crutches laid on the floor next to them. Date: Date unknown

Background imageCrutches Collection: Men in a timber workshop

Men in a timber workshop
Men at work in a timber workshop. A pile of newly made crutches can be seen in the foreground. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageCrutches Collection: Man in a timber workshop

Man in a timber workshop
Man at a workbench in a timber workshop. A pile of newly made crutches can be seen in the foreground. Date: circa 1940s



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