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Dirt Collection

Background imageDirt Collection: Woman washing clothes in a river

Woman washing clothes in a river
A woman washes clothes in a river, using a washboard

Background imageDirt Collection: Spring Street, Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA

Spring Street, Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA
View down Spring Street, Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA. Date: circa 1910

Background imageDirt Collection: Broadway, Pittsburgh, Kansas, USA

Broadway, Pittsburgh, Kansas, USA
Broadway, looking south, Pittsburgh, Kansas, USA. Date: circa 1904

Background imageDirt Collection: Poster, The Magic of Soap and Water

Poster, The Magic of Soap and Water. Coo... is that me with the dirt off? Showing a boy admiring his nice clean face in a soap bubble. Issued by the Health and Cleanliness Council. circa 1940s

Background imageDirt Collection: Sugar Beet Weighed

Sugar Beet Weighed
In the washing room, 28lbs of beet is weighed before and after washing and the average dirt content is calculated for the complete load

Background imageDirt Collection: Comic Postcard - Dirty Collar - Donald McGill

Comic Postcard - Dirty Collar - Donald McGill
A collar for your Father? Yes Miss - like the one I'm wearing? No - a clean one. Date: circa 1925

Background imageDirt Collection: Jack Chapman, dirt track speedway

Jack Chapman, dirt track speedway
Jack Chapman, Australian dirt track speedway rider, thrown from his bike during the Puritan Cup at Audenshaw. Date: 1929

Background imageDirt Collection: Cartoon, Notice to Quit, electricity on London Underground

Cartoon, Notice to Quit, electricity on London Underground
Cartoon, Notice to Quit, a comment on the introduction of electric trains on the London Underground, showing The Fairy Electra banishing the Steam Locomotive Underground Demon

Background imageDirt Collection: Chimney Sweeps or Coalmen fighting

Chimney Sweeps or Coalmen fighting
Cartoon, Chimney Sweeps or Coalmen fighting - Black and White. 19th century

Background imageDirt Collection: Zabbaleen of Mokattam, Cairo, Egypt - 11

Zabbaleen of Mokattam, Cairo, Egypt - 11
Zabbaleen of Mokattam, Cairo, Egypt. A view of some of the makeshift buildings that have grown among the rubbish tips. This is where the better off Zabballeen people live circa 1995

Background imageDirt Collection: Smiling Workman

Smiling Workman
A portrait photograph of a happy workman carrying tubed over his shoulder, with a dirt smudged face. Used for advertisement purposes. Date: circa 1939

Background imageDirt Collection: Soldat De L'Empire

Soldat De L'Empire
A scrapbook sketch of an empire soldier on horseback, travelling along a dirt road in the countryside. Date: circa 1901

Background imageDirt Collection: A Mill On The Ouse

A Mill On The Ouse
An oil painting of a large mill building situated alongside the river Ouse, in north Yorkshire, a flock of chickens are streaming up the dirt path, with some figures standing to each side

Background imageDirt Collection: Homeward

Homeward
An oil painting of a pair of homeward bound horses of brown and white, one being ridden by a man with a hat, across a dirt path. Date: circa 1919

Background imageDirt Collection: The Flight

The Flight
This painting shows a poor family travelling a dirt path. Figures include a father and son, ferociously pulling a cart, which has two women sat inside with travel necessities

Background imageDirt Collection: Crystal Palace Speedway

Crystal Palace Speedway
Dirt-track motorcycle racing at the Crystal Palace speedway meeting. Date: 1932

Background imageDirt Collection: Bankside Power Station, South London

Bankside Power Station, South London
Side view of Bankside Power Station, an oil-fired power station located on the south bank of the River Thames, London, 30 April 1975. The power station generated electricity from 1952 to 1981

Background imageDirt Collection: Industry Industrial Power Station Cegb London

Industry Industrial Power Station Cegb London
industry, industrial, power, station, cegb, london, 1975, 1970s, 70s, seventies, chimney, chimneys, smoke, smoking, water, boat, boats, bankside, oil, fired, south, bank, river, thames, april

Background imageDirt Collection: AESOP/BLACKAMOOR

AESOP/BLACKAMOOR
THE BLACKAMOOR Thinking his dark skin is only dirt, they seek to scrub him white, but in vain, the blackamoor remains black, catches cold and dies

Background imageDirt Collection: Comic postcard, Cockerel and hens, egg production, WW2 Date: 1940s

Comic postcard, Cockerel and hens, egg production, WW2 Date: 1940s

Background imageDirt Collection: Photograph showing a group of Scottish women standing over the barrels that are being

Photograph showing a group of Scottish women standing over the barrels that are being packed with herring in brine, ready for export. Date: November1901

Background imageDirt Collection: Comic postcard, Cockerel scratching for a living Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Cockerel scratching for a living Date: 20th century

Background imageDirt Collection: Comic postcard, Little girl doing the housework

Comic postcard, Little girl doing the housework Date: circa 1918

Background imageDirt Collection: Advert for Lillina electric vacuum cleaner 1920

Advert for Lillina electric vacuum cleaner 1920
Advert, Lillina electric vacuum cleaner, available from G Vighi & Co, Milan, Italy. Date: 1920

Background imageDirt Collection: Advertising showcard, Compo Washing Soap Powder

Advertising showcard, Compo Washing Soap Powder, the safe self washer

Background imageDirt Collection: Cartoon, two street cleaners

Cartoon, two street cleaners. 19th century

Background imageDirt Collection: American dirt track event

American dirt track event
A group of cars halfway round the track in the opening lap of an American dirt track event. 20th century

Background imageDirt Collection: Newest craze - dirt track motorcycle racing

Newest craze - dirt track motorcycle racing
The newest craze from Australia, introduced to Britain - dirt track motorcycle racing. 1930

Background imageDirt Collection: Torrence Avenue, South Deering, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Torrence Avenue, South Deering, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Torrence Avenue, South Deering, on the far South Side of Chicago, Illinois, USA. Date: circa 1908

Background imageDirt Collection: The Road Sweeper

The Road Sweeper. People You See, from Teddy Bear magazine, 1966. Date: 1966

Background imageDirt Collection: Advert for household cleaner an polisher. Date: 1910

Advert for household cleaner an polisher. Date: 1910

Background imageDirt Collection: Class Car Date: 1950

Class Car Date: 1950

Background imageDirt Collection: Dustman collecting refuse

Dustman collecting refuse
Bring out your dust, the dustman cries, whilst ringing of his bell: If the wind blows, pray guard your eyes, to keep them clear and well. Date: 19th Century

Background imageDirt Collection: Zabbaleen of Mokattam, Cairo, Egypt - 10

Zabbaleen of Mokattam, Cairo, Egypt - 10
Zabbaleen of Mokattam, Cairo, Egypt. A man catches a pig. It will be eaten. There is little time for religious niceties among the poverty and filth of the rubbish tip

Background imageDirt Collection: Zabbaleen of Mokattam, Cairo, Egypt - 8

Zabbaleen of Mokattam, Cairo, Egypt - 8
Zabbaleen of Mokattam, Cairo, Egypt. A cart pulled by two donkeys stops in the rubbish-strewn streets Date: circa 1995

Background imageDirt Collection: Zabbaleen of Mokattam, Cairo, Egypt - 9

Zabbaleen of Mokattam, Cairo, Egypt - 9
Zabbaleen of Mokattam, Cairo, Egypt. A man catches a pig by the leg. It will be eaten. There is little time for religious niceties among the poverty and filth of the rubbish tip

Background imageDirt Collection: Zabbaleen of Mokattam, Cairo, Egypt - 6

Zabbaleen of Mokattam, Cairo, Egypt - 6
Zabbaleen children on the rubbish tips of Mokattam, Cairo, Egypt. A small girl child dodges past a donkey cart in the rubbish-strewn streets Date: circa 1995

Background imageDirt Collection: Zabbaleen of Mokattam, Cairo, Egypt - 7

Zabbaleen of Mokattam, Cairo, Egypt - 7
Zabbaleen of Mokattam, Cairo, Egypt. A cart pulled by three small donkeys carries rubbish and three men from the tip Date: circa 1995

Background imageDirt Collection: Zabbaleen of Mokattam, Cairo, Egypt - 5

Zabbaleen of Mokattam, Cairo, Egypt - 5
Zabbaleen children on the rubbish tips of Mokattam, Cairo, Egypt. Three young girls sift though the smoking rubbish Date: circa 1995

Background imageDirt Collection: Zabbaleen of Mokattam, Cairo, Egypt - 2

Zabbaleen of Mokattam, Cairo, Egypt - 2
Zabbaleen children on the rubbish tips of Mokattam, Cairo, Egypt. A femae child wearing what might once have been a pretty pink dress. It is now ragged and filthy Date: circa 1995

Background imageDirt Collection: Zabbaleen of Mokattam, Cairo, Egypt - 4

Zabbaleen of Mokattam, Cairo, Egypt - 4
Zabbaleen children on the rubbish tips of Mokattam, Cairo, Egypt. A small boy carries a tin can into which he will put small metal items he finds among the rubbish Date: circa 1995

Background imageDirt Collection: Zabbaleen of Mokattam, Cairo, Egypt - 3

Zabbaleen of Mokattam, Cairo, Egypt - 3
Zabbaleen children on the rubbish tips of Mokattam, Cairo, Egypt. A small boy scrabbles in the rubbish with his bare hands. More children work behind him Date: circa 1995

Background imageDirt Collection: Zabbaleen of Mokattam, Cairo, Egypt - 1

Zabbaleen of Mokattam, Cairo, Egypt - 1
Zabbaleen children on the rubbish tips of Mokattam, Cairo, Egypt. A ragged child finds a piece of bread among the rubbish and offers it to her sister, who clings to her brother Date: circa 1995

Background imageDirt Collection: Filthy streets, Mokattam, Cairo

Filthy streets, Mokattam, Cairo
The filthy street of Mokattam in the middle of the rubbish tips of Cairo, Egypt Date: circa 1995

Background imageDirt Collection: Rubbish tip Zabbaleen children, Cairo

Rubbish tip Zabbaleen children, Cairo
Zabbaleen children on the rubbish tips of Mokattam, Cairo, Egypt Date: circa 1995

Background imageDirt Collection: Rubbish tip Zabbeleen children, Cairo

Rubbish tip Zabbeleen children, Cairo
Zabbaleen children on the rubbish tips of Mokattam, Cairo, Egypt Date: circa 1995

Background imageDirt Collection: Lancashire engineering factory workers

Lancashire engineering factory workers including a very young apprentice (front centre). Date: circa 1910s

Background imageDirt Collection: Porthmadog from Belle Vue, Gwynedd, North Wales

Porthmadog from Belle Vue, Gwynedd, North Wales
Porthmadog (Portmadoc) as seen from Belle Vue, Gwynedd, North Wales, at a time when it was used for the export of slate. 19th century



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