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Differences Collection

Background imageDifferences Collection: The carnival in the port of Spain, Trinidad

The carnival in the port of Spain, Trinidad, 1888. People cavort in fancy dress through the street, some playing banjos, others brandishing what looks like bladders on sticks

Background imageDifferences Collection: Two skeletons, human and gorilla

Two skeletons, human and gorilla
A human skeleton compared with that of a gorilla

Background imageDifferences Collection: Effects of strikes upon the working class and the capitalist

Effects of strikes upon the working class and the capitalist
The effects of a strike upon the capitalist and upon the working man Date: 1852

Background imageDifferences Collection: Comparison of British & German skull shapes, WW1

Comparison of British & German skull shapes, WW1
Long-head versus short-head: Opposite types of humanity which are fighting for opposite ideals. A diagram to demonstrate the inherent differences in skull shapes between the British

Background imageDifferences Collection: Wright (Armstrong Siddeley) J65 Sapphire turbojet engine

Wright (Armstrong Siddeley) J65 Sapphire turbojet engine
Wright J65 (Armstrong Siddeley) Sapphire turbojet engine. The Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire was a British turbojet engine licence- Built in the United States by Curtiss-Wright of the Wright

Background imageDifferences Collection: Curtiss H75 C. 1

Curtiss H75 C. 1
A crashed Curtiss H75 C.1, being inspected by German forces. (The Curtiss H75 C.1, had the Curtiss designation Hawk 75A-1 and was roughly equivalent to the P-36A Mohawk)

Background imageDifferences Collection: Leaves from life: two types of music from either end of the social spectrum

Leaves from life: two types of music from either end of the social spectrum, a new series of studies by Edmund Blampied. A charity concert and In the backwoods of Kennington - the lodger. Date: 1933

Background imageDifferences Collection: Leaves from life: a new series of studies by Edmund Blampied

Leaves from life: a new series of studies by Edmund Blampied. The workers hard-won weekly leisure in A cobblers Sunday morning

Background imageDifferences Collection: It Takes All Sorts To Make A World - An - Heres Two Of The Sorts

It Takes All Sorts To Make A World - An - Heres Two Of The Sorts! Little Girl and tiny pig - Fun Comic postcard by Mabel Lucie Attwell. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageDifferences Collection: Artist: 'And I suppose you d like some artistic lettering on it

Artist: "And I suppose you d like some artistic lettering on it
Artist: " And I suppose you d like some artistic lettering on it?" Business Manager & Philistone: " No, legible please." A commercial artist visits the office of a client

Background imageDifferences Collection: The Election by William Hogarth

The Election by William Hogarth
1. Humours of an election, entertainment Date: AFTER 1752

Background imageDifferences Collection: Religious differences, Atheism and Christianity

Religious differences, Atheism and Christianity
Atheists seek to pull down the Holy Cross, but in vain, for the True Christian, encouraged by divine beings, holds it up while his good lady instructs the young in the True Way Date: circa 1790s

Background imageDifferences Collection: Suffragette Constance Lytton Jane Wharton

Suffragette Constance Lytton Jane Wharton. Lady Constance Lytton who disguised herself as Jane Wharton a seamstress, to expose class differences in the treatment of suffragette prisoners

Background imageDifferences Collection: Difference between a Lady and a Diplomat

Difference between a Lady and a Diplomat. When a Diplomat says " Yes", he means " Perhaps". When he say " Perhaps", he means " No"

Background imageDifferences Collection: Messrs. Scheutzs New Calculating Machine

Messrs. Scheutzs New Calculating Machine
Messrs. Pehr (Per) Georg Scheutz (1785-1873) and Edvard Scheutzs (of Stockholm, Sweden) New Calculating (Tabulating) Machine

Background imageDifferences Collection: Manufacture of felt hats. Hungary

Manufacture of felt hats. Hungary
Manufacture of felt hats, formerly widely used in Hungary. Reflects the regional differences, social and occupational. Ethnographic Museum. Budapest, Hungary

Background imageDifferences Collection: Spanish Ladies Fight

Spanish Ladies Fight
Two senoritas settle their differences with swords on the outskirts of Madrid

Background imageDifferences Collection: Size of People / Anatomy

Size of People / Anatomy
The variations in Human Stature. The giant Winckelmeyr, measuring 8ft, 6", at the left; a new-born child to the right. Date: 1895

Background imageDifferences Collection: Entomological Specimens from the Wallace Collection

Entomological Specimens from the Wallace Collection
Display showing differences in colouring between male and female butterflies of the same species. Wallace believed that males fight to compete for females but that female choice was not a factor

Background imageDifferences Collection: A Young Englishmans First Experiences in India, 1889

A Young Englishmans First Experiences in India, 1889
A Young Englishman does his best to fit into colonial life in India. He purchases a solar topee, bathes in the Indian style and is waited upon by Indian servants

Background imageDifferences Collection: Savages feel our muscle, Taiwan, 1890

Savages feel our muscle, Taiwan, 1890
Natives of the hill country of Bankimsing, Formosa(today Taiwan), explore the possessions of some English visitors that they encounter

Background imageDifferences Collection: Lady Sarah Wilsons bomb-proof shelter at Mafeking, 1900

Lady Sarah Wilsons bomb-proof shelter at Mafeking, 1900
Lady Sarah Wilson (1865 - 1929), formerly Lady Sarah Spencer-Churchill, youngest child of John Spencer-Churchill, 7th Duke of Marlborough

Background imageDifferences Collection: The difference between the rehearsal and the real thing, 1917

The difference between the rehearsal and the real thing, 1917
Satire by Shepperson on the absence of the General from the front line during World War One. Date: 1917

Background imageDifferences Collection: Stephensons Rocket with a George V class engine

Stephensons Rocket with a George V class engine
An interesting comparison: a full sized model of Stephensons Rocket(originally built in 1829), alongside an engine of the George the Fifth class(construction of which ceased in 1915)

Background imageDifferences Collection: Pacification of Ghent

Pacification of Ghent
Tractate of the Pacification of Ghent, a treaty between the provinces whereby they agree to set aside their differences and unite in resistance to Spanish rule. Date: 8 November 1576

Background imageDifferences Collection: Suffragettes, Irish Nationalists and Unionists unite for WW1

Suffragettes, Irish Nationalists and Unionists unite for WW1
WW1 - Another Triple Alliance - " We ve Stopped Hostilities - Now for the Germans!" - Suffragettes, Irish Nationalists and Ulster Unionists put aside their own social

Background imageDifferences Collection: Unlikely couple of physical differences - Hyeres, France

Unlikely couple of physical differences - Hyeres, France
Souvenir of Hyeres - an unlikely couple from the commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d Azur region in southeastern France. Date: 1896

Background imageDifferences Collection: The General Strike, 1926: volunteers

The General Strike, 1926: volunteers
Are we downhearted? The answer is Negative. A page from The Tatler, applauding the magnificent response which all classes of Society made to the Governments call for volunteers in the wake of

Background imageDifferences Collection: Paris International exhibition, 1867

Paris International exhibition, 1867
The Japanese women in the Paris International exhibition, 1867. Date: 1867

Background imageDifferences Collection: Street music: Paris balladeer

Street music: Paris balladeer
Two fashionably dressed young women laugh at a ballad singer as he sings in a Paris street. Perhaps he is singing a comic song. Date: 1912

Background imageDifferences Collection: The Dwarf and the Giant

The Dwarf and the Giant
Bravo, my little fellow! You shall do all the fighting, and we ll divide the glory! Napoleon III towers over the diminutive Victor Emmanuel III of Italy

Background imageDifferences Collection: Boy performing with small puppets

Boy performing with small puppets
Undated coloured illustration of a boy performing with small puppets watched by a gentleman with two ladies, entitled " Les petites Marionettes". HPG/8/2/1 (xxx)"

Background imageDifferences Collection: Camp Du Drap D or

Camp Du Drap D or
(anglicised as Field of the Cloth of Gold) - Henry VIII meets with Francois I near Calais to smooth out their differences : each seeks to out-impress the other

Background imageDifferences Collection: Napoleon and Pius VII

Napoleon and Pius VII meet at Fontainbleau to iron out their differences

Background imageDifferences Collection: The civil war in America. Portrait of Mr Yancey, commissione

The civil war in America. Portrait of Mr Yancey, commissione
The Hon William Lowndes Yancey, senator and cotton planter came to the UK and France with a deposition from the Confederates to try and promote trsde between the Southern States and Europe

Background imageDifferences Collection: Viking Single Combat

Viking Single Combat
Two Viking warriors settle their differences in single combat

Background imageDifferences Collection: Choosing a Turkey

Choosing a Turkey
A group of well-dressed Victorians admire a handsome turkey on a farm, with a view to choosing which they ll roast for Christmas dinner

Background imageDifferences Collection: Sword Fight / 17th Century

Sword Fight / 17th Century
Two English gentlemen settle their differences

Background imageDifferences Collection: Gent Lights Blokes Fag

Gent Lights Blokes Fag
A gentleman holds his cigar for a working-class type to light his cigarette from it

Background imageDifferences Collection: Aid to Russia

Aid to Russia
Mrs Churchills Aid to Russia Fund - ideological differences vanished before the exigencies of war, and Britain did what it could to aid the Russian war effort

Background imageDifferences Collection: Aerial Duellists

Aerial Duellists
Should one aviator impugn the honour of another, they may settle their differences in an airborne duel, while their seconds see the rules are observed from the wings

Background imageDifferences Collection: Herod and Pilate

Herod and Pilate
Pilate and Herod resolve their differences, and Pilate hands Jesus over to Herods jurisdiction


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