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Background imageDirty Collection: Miners working at the coalface, South Wales

Miners working at the coalface, South Wales
Two miners, stripped to the waist, working at the coalface in a coal seam in South Wales

Background imageDirty Collection: Coal miners in shaft lift, South Wales

Coal miners in shaft lift, South Wales
Several coal miners with blackened faces stand in the shaft lift at the end of their shift in a coal mine in South Wales

Background imageDirty Collection: Miner at Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall

Miner at Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall
Miner at work with a drill underground (below the sea) in Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall, which was just about to cease operation. Date: circa 1986

Background imageDirty Collection: They say cleanliness is next to Godliness - but I say its next to impossible

They say cleanliness is next to Godliness - but I say its next to impossible. A young child fails to clean their grimy knees no matter how hard they scrub! Date: 1933

Background imageDirty Collection: Free to Roam. Southbank, Middlesbrough 1970s

Free to Roam. Southbank, Middlesbrough 1970s 1970s

Background imageDirty Collection: Suffragettes Pankhurst and Gawthorpe Rutland 1907

Suffragettes Pankhurst and Gawthorpe Rutland 1907
Christabel Pankhurst and Mary Gawthorpe in the Market Place, Uppingham, holding a meeting during the 1907 Rutland bye-election

Background imageDirty Collection: Miners at the pit bottom, Tirpentwys Colliery, South Wales

Miners at the pit bottom, Tirpentwys Colliery, South Wales
A group of miners at the pit bottom of Tirpentwys Colliery, near Pontypool in South Wales

Background imageDirty Collection: Two young men sorting through a pile of scrap metal

Two young men sorting through a pile of scrap metal
Two young men, one in a top hat, the other in a bowler hat, sorting through a rather unpromising pile of scrap metal in a junk yard

Background imageDirty Collection: Glapwell Colliery, Mining

Glapwell Colliery, Mining
Miners from Glapwell Colliery, north east Derbyshire, black and dirty from the pit at the end of their work shift. Some carry miners lamps

Background imageDirty Collection: Glapwell Colliery, Mining

Glapwell Colliery, Mining
A miner from Glapwell Colliery, north east Derbyshire, black and dirty from the pit at the end of his work shift. A group of cleaner looking miners wait, possibly to start their shift

Background imageDirty Collection: Welsh miner in coal mine pushing truck

Welsh miner in coal mine pushing truck
A Welsh miner, stripped to the waist, pushing a truck in a coal mine

Background imageDirty Collection: Hands Full. Southbank Middlesbrough 1970s

Hands Full. Southbank Middlesbrough 1970s 1970s

Background imageDirty Collection: Women brickmakers in the Black Country

Women brickmakers in the Black Country
Women brickmakers at work in the Black Country -- south Staffordshire and north Worcestershire

Background imageDirty Collection: Miners at the pit bottom, Tirpentwys Colliery, South Wales

Miners at the pit bottom, Tirpentwys Colliery, South Wales
A group of miners at the pit bottom of Tirpentwys Colliery, near Pontypool in South Wales

Background imageDirty Collection: Woman washing clothes in a river

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

Background imageDirty 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 imageDirty Collection: Victorian Scrap, Pears Soap

Victorian Scrap, Pears Soap -- a mother monkey washes her dirty son. circa 1880s

Background imageDirty Collection: Tyne Bridge at Newcastle upon Tyne

Tyne Bridge at Newcastle upon Tyne
View of the Tyne Bridge at Newcastle upon Tyne. Date: 1960s

Background imageDirty Collection: Children with IRA graffiti, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Children with IRA graffiti, Belfast, Northern Ireland
A group of children with IRA graffiti on the wall behind them, in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Date: 1969

Background imageDirty Collection: Motocross Scrambling

Motocross Scrambling
An uphill struggle for Motocross scrambler Neil Griffiths! Date: 1980s

Background imageDirty 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 imageDirty Collection: Glapwell Colliery, Mining

Glapwell Colliery, Mining
Miners from Glapwell Colliery, north east Derbyshire, black and dirty from the pit at the end of their work shift. Glapwell colliery closed in the 1970s

Background imageDirty Collection: Water Babies / Tom / Sweep

Water Babies / Tom / Sweep
Tom, the ragged chimney sweep at the cottage of the Irish woman

Background imageDirty Collection: Dirty Dog on Bed 1909

Dirty Dog on Bed 1909
A white puppy sleeps on a bed: he is covered in mud, and has left dirty pawprints all over the covers and pillow

Background imageDirty Collection: My Toys. Middlesbrough, 1970s

My Toys. Middlesbrough, 1970s 1970s

Background imageDirty Collection: England / Canvey Island

England / Canvey Island
The old sea wall which encircles Canvey Island, Essex, at the mouth of the River Thames. The wall was built about 1623 by the Dutch engineer Cornelius Vermuyder

Background imageDirty Collection: Grumman OV-1C Mohawk 61-2724 'Dirty Dawg'

Grumman OV-1C Mohawk 61-2724 'Dirty Dawg' (msn 67C, Model G-164) in the markings of the 1st Infantry Division, U.S. Army, Vietnam, 1967, at Pima Air & Space Museum, Tucson, AZ. Date: circa 2000

Background imageDirty 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 imageDirty 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 imageDirty Collection: Chimney Sweeps or Coalmen fighting

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

Background imageDirty 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 imageDirty Collection: Cries of London, coal heaver

Cries of London, coal heaver
Cries of London, Coal Heaver Date: 19th century

Background imageDirty Collection: Advert, Zixt Hand Soap, WW2

Advert, Zixt Hand Soap, WW2
Advert, Zixt Hand Soap, featuring a warden doing dirty wartime work, WW2 Date: 1943

Background imageDirty Collection: Dirty Father Thames 1848

Dirty Father Thames 1848
Dirty Father Thames stands in the river water hooking detritus and rubbish that's floating there: old shoes and boots, dead fish, bottles, dead mice and rats

Background imageDirty 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 imageDirty 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 imageDirty Collection: Disadvantages of a short cut. 'I have kept my dear Amelia waiting a deuced long time

Disadvantages of a short cut. "I have kept my dear Amelia waiting a deuced long time
Disadvantages of a short cut. " I have kept my dear Amelia waiting a deuced long time! - but this short cut will soon bring me to her enchanting presence;

Background imageDirty Collection: Comic postcard, Two women having breakfast - postcard from the vicar Date

Comic postcard, Two women having breakfast - postcard from the vicar Date: 20th century

Background imageDirty Collection: Comic postcard, Young couple out hiking Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Young couple out hiking Date: 20th century

Background imageDirty Collection: One of the thousands of Scottish women that came to Great Yarmouth in the herring harvest

One of the thousands of Scottish women that came to Great Yarmouth in the herring harvest to pack and gut fish in the months of October and November. Date: November 1910

Background imageDirty Collection: Comic postcard, Lost and found clothing Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Lost and found clothing Date: 20th century

Background imageDirty Collection: Building workers laying concrete, City of London

Building workers laying concrete, City of London
Building workers laying concrete on a building site in the City of London. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageDirty Collection: A street market in Londons East End

A street market in Londons East End
Second-hand clothes stalls in an East End street market in London. Date: circa 1950s

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

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

Background imageDirty Collection: Caucasus Georgia Tiflis Tblisi - baker baking bread

Caucasus Georgia Tiflis Tblisi - baker baking bread
Caucasus Georgia Tiflis Tblisi - a baker at work baking bread. Vintage 19th century photograph

Background imageDirty Collection: Irish gentleman riding a cow in a rowboat on the canal

Irish gentleman riding a cow in a rowboat on the canal in Dublin. Brian Boru Esq. proclaim d the winner of the Boat-race for a Cow

Background imageDirty Collection: Cartoon, Horrible Incident in Real Life

Cartoon, Horrible Incident in Real Life
The master of a household visits the kitchen to get a little supper after the servants have gone, only to find it crawling with cockroaches. 1852

Background imageDirty Collection: Advertising showcard, Compo Washing Soap Powder

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



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