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Cutting Collection

Background imageCutting Collection: Horse-drawn harvester

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

Background imageCutting Collection: Rude Gargoyle

Rude Gargoyle
Gargoyle on a medieval seminary (now a girls school) at Tours, France : masons often amused themselves by cutting such subjects on respectable buildings

Background imageCutting Collection: Alexander & Gordian Knot

Alexander & Gordian Knot
ALEXANDER THE GREAT When in Gordium, Phrygia in 333 BC, Alexander cuts the Gordian knot with his sword, bluntly solving the puzzle

Background imageCutting Collection: Dressmakers workshop

Dressmakers workshop
Staff in the workroom of a dressmaker or outfitter. Clothes in various stages of completion are on dummies. The employees (all female apart from a solitary man with a tape measure around his neck)

Background imageCutting Collection: A Scottish trench-barbers hair-dressing establishment

A Scottish trench-barbers hair-dressing establishment
A Scottish army barber is shown cutting another soldiers hair, August 1916

Background imageCutting Collection: Don Bradman square cuts at Lords, 1930

Don Bradman square cuts at Lords, 1930
Photograph of Don Bradman square cutting during the second Test Match between England and Australia, held at Lords Cricket Ground, London, 1930

Background imageCutting Collection: Roade Cutting, Roade, Northamptonshire

Roade Cutting, Roade, Northamptonshire. Date: 1839

Background imageCutting Collection: Christmas at the Front: Soldiers chopping down a tree 1914

Christmas at the Front: Soldiers chopping down a tree 1914
Two British soldiers at the front line chopping down a small tree for Christmas. Date: 1914

Background imageCutting Collection: GWR navvies, Treffgarne, Pembrokeshire, South Wales

GWR navvies, Treffgarne, Pembrokeshire, South Wales
A group of ten Great Western Railway navvies working on the Treffgarne railway at Nant Y Coy, Pembrokeshire, Dyfed, South Wales

Background imageCutting Collection: LFCDA-LFB Fire Rescue tenders

LFCDA-LFB Fire Rescue tenders
The 1990s saw a new breed of fire rescue tenders, large and small, introduced into the London Fire Brigade. The heavy rescue unit carried a comprehensive range of cutting and spreading equipment

Background imageCutting Collection: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by William McLaren

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by William McLaren
Sir Gawain takes up the challenge. As instructed by the Green Knight, he swings the battleaxe and cuts off the Green Knights head. The head falls off and rolls towards the banqueting guests

Background imageCutting Collection: Jamaica - Harvesting the Sugar Cane Crop

Jamaica - Harvesting the Sugar Cane Crop on a large Estate Date: circa 1910s

Background imageCutting Collection: Yakov Sverdlov

Yakov Sverdlov
YAKOV SVERDLOV Russian revolutionary, virtual creator of the new Soviet state : very active 1917-1919, but died of illness, cutting short an eminent career

Background imageCutting Collection: Advert / Steedman Powders

Advert / Steedman Powders
Steedmans Soothing Powders for children cutting teeth

Background imageCutting Collection: Boy / Hairdressers 1930S

Boy / Hairdressers 1930S
A seat inside a model toy car ensures a boys co-operation at the hairdressers Date: 1930s

Background imageCutting Collection: Four-horse Ploughing team at work - South Downs, East Sussex

Four-horse Ploughing team at work - South Downs, East Sussex
Sons of the soil - A four-horse Ploughing team at work in on the South Downs - East Sussex. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageCutting Collection: Gipsy Wedding

Gipsy Wedding
A gipsy wedding at Baildon, Yorkshire. The King of the Gipsies in England, Petulengro performs the ceremony, cutting the hands so the blood of both can unite

Background imageCutting Collection: Tarot Card 13 - La Mort (Death)

Tarot Card 13 - La Mort (Death)

Background imageCutting Collection: Cutting the Turf in a Co. Derry Peat Bog

Cutting the Turf in a Co. Derry Peat Bog - a view of a group of workers cutting turf from a face. There are two turf barrows being used. (Location: Northern Ireland; County Antrim)

Background imageCutting Collection: 16th century haircut at a barber shop

16th century haircut at a barber shop
Gentleman at the barbers gets a haircut, while a chap in the background has his hair washed. 16th century

Background imageCutting Collection: LFCDA-LFB Heavy fire Rescue tenders

LFCDA-LFB Heavy fire Rescue tenders
The 1990s saw a new breed of fire rescue tenders, large and small, introduced into the London Fire Brigade. The heavy rescue unit carried a comprehensive range of cutting and spreading equipment

Background imageCutting Collection: LFCDA-LFB Fire Rescue tenders

LFCDA-LFB Fire Rescue tenders
The 1990s saw a new breed of fire rescue tenders, large and small, introduced into the London Fire Brigade. The heavy rescue unit carried a comprehensive range of cutting and spreading equipment

Background imageCutting Collection: Shetland Islands - Cutting a peat bank

Shetland Islands - Cutting a peat bank
A Crofter cutting a peat bank on The Shetland Islands, Scotland. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageCutting Collection: The Deep Cutting, Stalybridge (Mottram), Greater Manchester, Lancashire, England

The Deep Cutting, Stalybridge (Mottram), Greater Manchester, Lancashire, England. Date: 1910s

Background imageCutting Collection: Dearne District Light Railway, Wath upon Dearne, Yorkshire

Dearne District Light Railway, Wath upon Dearne, Yorkshire
Dearne District Light Railway, Wath upon Dearne, near Goldthorpe/Thurnscoe, Yorkshire, England. Showing Car No. 8 in Wath Cutting Date: 1933

Background imageCutting Collection: Cutting Bananas down from their tree - Costa Rica

Cutting Bananas down from their tree - Costa Rica
Cutting large bunches of Bananas down from their tree - Costa Rica Date: circa 1910s

Background imageCutting Collection: Matchmakers

Matchmakers
Girls cutting and packing at Bryant and Mays match factory

Background imageCutting Collection: Cutting Turf near Oughterard, Connemara, County Galway

Cutting Turf near Oughterard, Connemara, County Galway, Republic of Ireland

Background imageCutting Collection: The bottom sawyer in a saw pit cutting a timber log into pla

The bottom sawyer in a saw pit cutting a timber log into pla
The bottom sawyer in a saw pit cuts a timber log into planks. He is showered by sawdust Date: 1989

Background imageCutting Collection: Granite Quarry, New Hampshire, USA - Chanelling

Granite Quarry, New Hampshire, USA - Chanelling Date: circa 1909

Background imageCutting Collection: Wedding of Dan Everard and Dollis Brook

Wedding of Dan Everard and Dollis Brook
Scene at the wedding reception of Dan Everard and Dollis Brook, performers in the Pelissier Follies. The wedding took place at Finchley Parish Church, north London

Background imageCutting Collection: Draycott, Cotswold vllage, Oldborough Farm, men and scythes

Draycott, Cotswold vllage, Oldborough Farm, men and scythes
Draycott, Cotswold village, Oldborough Farm, five men in field with scythes. Date: circa 1920

Background imageCutting Collection: Railway cutting works, discovery of fossilised trees

Railway cutting works, discovery of fossilised trees
Railway cutting works on the Manchester to Bolton line, discovery of fossilised trees. Date: 1840s

Background imageCutting Collection: Advert for Universal hair extensions 1915

Advert for Universal hair extensions 1915
Using human hair extensions to change your hairstyle, in a range of colours. 1915

Background imageCutting Collection: Japan, Imperial Mint, Osaka - Rolling Mills, Cutting Presses

Japan, Imperial Mint, Osaka - Rolling Mills, Cutting Presses
Japan - The Imperial Mint at Osaka - Rolling Mills, and the Cutting-out Presses. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageCutting Collection: Thessaloniki - Orthodox Priest and Nougat seller

Thessaloniki - Orthodox Priest and Nougat seller in a street scene also featuring a red cross nurse. Date: circa 1916

Background imageCutting Collection: A barbers shop

A barbers shop
A barber tends to his clients hair in a sixteenth-century barber shop. 16th Century

Background imageCutting Collection: Saint Martin cutting his cloak. Middle 15th century

Saint Martin cutting his cloak. Middle 15th century. Aragonese school. Gothic art. Tempera on wood. SPAIN. Barcelona. National Art Museum of Catalonia

Background imageCutting Collection: Wig Shop - Middle Temple, London

Wig Shop - Middle Temple, London
E Albins Wigmaker and Hair Cutters Shop, selling wigs to the members of the Legal Profession, based in the vicinity of the Middle Temple, London. Date: 1857

Background imageCutting Collection: The Not Forgotten Royal Tea Party, 1937

The Not Forgotten Royal Tea Party, 1937
Cutting the cake for wounded soldiers at Buckingham Palace: Princess Margaret and Princess Elizabeth attend the Not Forgotten Tea Party at the Royal Riding School at Buckingham Palace

Background imageCutting Collection: Hejaz Railway, people on line at Amman, Jordan

Hejaz Railway, people on line at Amman, Jordan
View of the Hejaz (Hedjaz) Railway (part of the Ottoman railway network, linking Damascus and Medina), with people on the line at Amman, Jordan. Date: early 20th century

Background imageCutting Collection: Portland Prison, Dorset

Portland Prison, Dorset - Stone cutting using a huge circular saw Date: 1912

Background imageCutting Collection: GWR construction work at Pontlliw, South Wales

GWR construction work at Pontlliw, South Wales
Construction work taking place on the Great Western Railway near the village of Pontlliw, near Swansea, Glamorgan, South Wales

Background imageCutting Collection: Tunnel construction, Great Western Railway, South Wales

Tunnel construction, Great Western Railway, South Wales
Tunnel construction taking place on the Great Western Railway, somewhere in South Wales

Background imageCutting Collection: Harvest workers, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, South Wales

Harvest workers, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, South Wales
Harvest workers in a field above the town of Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, South Wales

Background imageCutting Collection: Poster depicting people cutting bananas in Jamaica

Poster depicting people cutting bananas in Jamaica
Poster for the Empire Marketing Board, depicting people cutting bananas in Jamaica

Background imageCutting Collection: Reaping sugar canes in the West Indies

Reaping sugar canes in the West Indies
Poster for the Empire Marketing Board, depicting the reaping of sugar cane in the West Indies

Background imageCutting Collection: Khyber Pass - Afghanistan / Pakistan - Khyber Railway Tunnel

Khyber Pass - Afghanistan / Pakistan - Khyber Railway Tunnel
The Khyber Pass - the mountain pass that links Pakistan and Afghanistan. Throughout history it has been an important trade route between Central Asia and South Asia and a strategic military location



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