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Dec17 Collection

Background imageDec17 Collection: Bembridge, Isle of Wight, Hampshire - Whitecliffe Bay, West

Bembridge, Isle of Wight, Hampshire - Whitecliffe Bay, West Date: circa 1909

Background imageDec17 Collection: 1st Battalion Rifle Brigade

1st Battalion Rifle Brigade
" Pleased to meet you!" Photograph showing some men of the 1st Battalion Rifle Brigade " standing-to" in their trench in anticipation of an attack by Germans January 1915

Background imageDec17 Collection: Advert for Peter Robinson, gentlemens clothing 1895

Advert for Peter Robinson, gentlemens clothing 1895
Christmas presents for gentlemen, smoking jackets and dressing gowns. 1895

Background imageDec17 Collection: Bembridge, Isle of Wight, Hampshire - Lane End

Bembridge, Isle of Wight, Hampshire - Lane End Date: circa 1909

Background imageDec17 Collection: A Transparent Dodge, cartoon

A Transparent Dodge, cartoon
A Transparent Dodge. Germany: Help! Help! I drown! Throw me the life-belt! Mr Lloyd George and M. Briand: Try standing up on your feet

Background imageDec17 Collection: Bembridge, Isle of Wight, Hampshire - The Garland Club

Bembridge, Isle of Wight, Hampshire - The Garland Club ad beach. Date: circa 1909

Background imageDec17 Collection: Suffragettes bomb Westminster Abbey 1914

Suffragettes bomb Westminster Abbey 1914
Suffragettes left a small bomb in Westminster Abbey, London, next to the Coronation Chair, coursing miner damage to the chair and walls with no injuries. 11 June 1914

Background imageDec17 Collection: Bicycle built for two 1896

Bicycle built for two 1896
Two young French women riding a tandem. circa 1896

Background imageDec17 Collection: The Dennistoun case in the law courts

The Dennistoun case in the law courts
A page from the Sphere showing portraits of the people involved in the scandalous Dennistoun law case, also known as the Bachelors Case

Background imageDec17 Collection: Lady Anne Coke

Lady Anne Coke, later Lady Glenconner, one of the Queens maids of honour at the 1953 Coronation. She was the eldest daughter of the Earl and Countess of Leicester and married Colin Tennant

Background imageDec17 Collection: Bembridge, Isle of Wight, Hampshire - Royal Spithead Hotel

Bembridge, Isle of Wight, Hampshire - Royal Spithead Hotel Date: circa 1909

Background imageDec17 Collection: The body of Jumbo the elephant, pictured after his death following a rail crash at a marshalling

The body of Jumbo the elephant, pictured after his death following a rail crash at a marshalling yard in Ontario, Canada in 1885. Date: 1885

Background imageDec17 Collection: Gwendoline Eastlake-Smith

Gwendoline Eastlake-Smith (1883 - 1941), British tennis player, winning an Olympic gold medal at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London. Date: 1905

Background imageDec17 Collection: Women theatre goer 1905

Women theatre goer 1905
Woman wearing an attractive dainty theatre bodies of white ninon, threaded with scarves of old rose crepe de chine, sleeves are outlined by a finger-depth of dark fur. 1905

Background imageDec17 Collection: Monica Grenfell

Monica Grenfell
The Hon. Monica Grenfell, elder daughter of Lord and Lady Desborough. Sister to Julian and Billy Grenfell who were both killed during the First World War

Background imageDec17 Collection: Imogen Grenfell

Imogen Grenfell
Alexandra Imogen Clair Gage (nÚÑáGrenfell), Viscountess Gage (1905-1969), Daughter of 1st Baron Desborough and Ettie, Lady Desborough; wife of 6th Viscount Gage

Background imageDec17 Collection: Harem skirt or harem pants

Harem skirt or harem pants
The fashion that was to cause a scandal: daring harem pants or Turkish trousers. Date: 1911

Background imageDec17 Collection: Dr Deijmans Anatomy Lesson

Dr Deijmans Anatomy Lesson
Engraving after a painting by Rembrandt, showing a physician looking in detail at deceased mans brain

Background imageDec17 Collection: Ayrton & Perrys electric tricycle 1883

Ayrton & Perrys electric tricycle 1883
Second electric car ever built, circulated in England in early 1880s. 1883

Background imageDec17 Collection: The Love Letter

The Love Letter
Two country women reading a love letter over a gate. Date: 1890s

Background imageDec17 Collection: Gathering wild flowers, 1890s

Gathering wild flowers, 1890s
Woman gathering wild flowers in a country meadow, 1890s Date: 1890s

Background imageDec17 Collection: Countrywoman carrying a pot over a bridge, 1890s

Countrywoman carrying a pot over a bridge, 1890s
A young countrywoman carries a pot of water on her head over a rustic and rudimentary bridge, 1890s Date: 1890s

Background imageDec17 Collection: Lord Carnarvon dies: page from The Illustrated London News

Lord Carnarvon dies: page from The Illustrated London News
An article in The Illustrated London News dated 14th April 1923, reporting on the recent death of the Egyptologist George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon (1866-1923). 1923

Background imageDec17 Collection: Walter Hancocks steam-powered road vehicle 1833

Walter Hancocks steam-powered road vehicle 1833
Walter Hancocks Autopsy, high pressure steam vehicle with passengers in London. Date: 1833

Background imageDec17 Collection: Representative races of His Majestys Indian Empire

Representative races of His Majestys Indian Empire
Our Hundred Million Dusky Fellow-Subjects : Representative Races of His Majestys Indian Empire. Photograph diagram representing the different regions

Background imageDec17 Collection: Villagers on a bridge over a stream, 1890s

Villagers on a bridge over a stream, 1890s
Villagers chatting on a little stone bridge over a stream, 1890s Date: 1890s

Background imageDec17 Collection: Raymonde de Laroche

Raymonde de Laroche (1882 -1919), born Elise Raymonde Deroche, French pilot and the first woman in the world to receive an aeroplane pilots licence

Background imageDec17 Collection: Villagers outside stone cottages, 1890s

Villagers outside stone cottages, 1890s
Three rustic villagers in rather posed positions, on a patch of grass ouside stone cottages, 1890s Date: 1890s

Background imageDec17 Collection: Woman crossing a brook, 1890s

Woman crossing a brook, 1890s
Woman with a basket on her back crossing a brook, 1890s Date: 1890s

Background imageDec17 Collection: Woman on wash day in the country, 1890s

Woman on wash day in the country, 1890s
Countrywoman on washing day, outside, 1890s Date: 1890s

Background imageDec17 Collection: Digging a vegetable patch, 1890s

Digging a vegetable patch, 1890s
Rustic types digging over a vegetable patch outside a cottage, 1890s Date: 1890s

Background imageDec17 Collection: Moving Post Office in Worcestershire 1909

Moving Post Office in Worcestershire 1909
Ombersley in Worcestershire had a service were a travelling bus with a post box fixed to the rear, when passing two or three times daily you could post your letters

Background imageDec17 Collection: Villagers chatting, 1890s

Villagers chatting, 1890s
Villagers stopping to chat and pass the time of day in an idyllic rural English village, 1890s. Date: 1890s

Background imageDec17 Collection: Women by a brook, 1890s

Women by a brook, 1890s
Three young rural women by a brook, 1890s. One has a garden fork slung over her shoulder. Date: 1890s

Background imageDec17 Collection: Couple strolling by riverside, 1890s

Couple strolling by riverside, 1890s
Couple strolling by a riverside in a rustic idyll, 1890s Date: 1890s

Background imageDec17 Collection: Countrywoman going to the spring

Countrywoman going to the spring
Picturesque scene of a rustic woman going to a stream to collect water, 1890s. She has an armful of flowers. Date: 1890s

Background imageDec17 Collection: Village square, Castle Combe, Wiltshire 1890s

Village square, Castle Combe, Wiltshire 1890s
Village square, Castle Combe, Wiltshire, 1890s, with the Market Cross. Date: 1890s

Background imageDec17 Collection: Village scene in Castle Combe, Wiltshire, 1890s

Village scene in Castle Combe, Wiltshire, 1890s Date: 1890s

Background imageDec17 Collection: The Secret Office at the General Post Office, 1844

The Secret Office at the General Post Office, 1844
The Secret Office, at the General Post Office in London, 1844. Letters were opened and re-sealed in the Secret Office under the authority of the Secretary of State for the Home Department. 1844

Background imageDec17 Collection: Christmas present - wooden raven 1909

Christmas present - wooden raven 1909
Xmas gift for Christmas, novel moving wooden raven on wheels, when drawn alone its head sways, eyes roll and beak opens. 1909

Background imageDec17 Collection: New type of motor cab for Paris 1909

New type of motor cab for Paris 1909
Motoring excursions at Christmas-time were becoming more popular, many people made longer journeys by road to reach family and friends. Showing the mororist sitting at the back, above the passengers

Background imageDec17 Collection: Christmas present - Lucky silver devil cigar lighter 1909

Christmas present - Lucky silver devil cigar lighter 1909
One way of giving-up smoking! This terrifying lucky silver devil cigar lighter, available from Mappin & Webb. 1909

Background imageDec17 Collection: Jumbo the elephant: his attempted removal

Jumbo the elephant: his attempted removal
Jumbo the African elephant was purchased by the American showman P.T Barnum from the Zoological Society of London in 1882

Background imageDec17 Collection: Jumbo the elephant in his younger days

Jumbo the elephant in his younger days
Sketches of Jumbo the elephant at the gardens of the Zoological Society, Regents Park, depicting Jumbo in his youth, showing how he lost his tusks whilst attempting to force open a door

Background imageDec17 Collection: Jumbo the elephant: on the way to Millwall docks

Jumbo the elephant: on the way to Millwall docks
Jumbo the African elephant was purchased by the American showman P.T Barnum from at the Zoological Society of London in 1882

Background imageDec17 Collection: Jumbo the elephant: on the way to St Katherines docks

Jumbo the elephant: on the way to St Katherines docks
Jumbo the African elephant was purchased by the American showman P.T Barnum from the Zoological Society of London in 1882

Background imageDec17 Collection: Jumbo the elephant: on the way to the docks

Jumbo the elephant: on the way to the docks
Jumbo the African elephant was purchased by the American showman P.T Barnum from the Zoological Society of London in 1882

Background imageDec17 Collection: Jumbo the elephant: the barge voyage to Millwall

Jumbo the elephant: the barge voyage to Millwall
Jumbo the African elephant was purchased by the American showman P.T Barnum from the Zoological Society of London in 1882



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