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Distress Collection

Background imageDistress Collection: Suffragette House that Man Built Policeman

Suffragette House that Man Built Policeman. Policeman has a suffragette in his grip whilst another attempts to bring her umbrella down firmly on his head

Background imageDistress Collection: SOS message from Titanic

SOS message from Titanic
A wireless message received by the Russian steamer Birma from the Titanic about five minutes after Titanic struck the iceberg that sank her

Background imageDistress Collection: 13139861

13139861
The designer and photographic artist Cecil Beaton (standing - r) showing costume designs to Lady Domville (seated, left) and Mrs Sacheverell Sitwell (seated)

Background imageDistress Collection: Warships in a Heavy Storm, c. 1695, by Ludolf Bakhuysen (163

Warships in a Heavy Storm, c. 1695, by Ludolf Bakhuysen (163
Ludolf Bakhuysen (1631-1708). Dutch painter. Warships in a Heavy Storm, c. 1695. Rijksmuseum. Amsterdam. Holland

Background imageDistress Collection: Greatheads Lifeboat 2

Greatheads Lifeboat 2
In a heavy sea, Greatheads lifeboat puts out to the aid of a vessel in distress : the helmsman stands aft, the look- out in the bows, the ten oarsmen row as best they can. Date: 1791

Background imageDistress Collection: WWI Poster, Belgian & Allies Aid League

WWI Poster, Belgian & Allies Aid League
Design by Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956), Belgian & Allies Aid League, Will you help these sufferers from the war to start a new home. Help is better than sympathy

Background imageDistress Collection: Woman patient, St Marys Hospital, Paddington, London

Woman patient, St Marys Hospital, Paddington, London
LFB Special Services trying to help a woman patient at St Marys Hospital, Paddington, London, on 15 April 1959. She has climbed out of a ward window at fifth floor level

Background imageDistress Collection: Lifeboat to Sail Ship

Lifeboat to Sail Ship
Lifeboat going to the aid of a sailing ship in trouble

Background imageDistress Collection: World War II - a young captured German soldier in distress

World War II - a young captured German soldier in distress - reputed to be only 15 years old

Background imageDistress Collection: Teddy Tail, Duke of Yorks Theatre, London

Teddy Tail, Duke of Yorks Theatre, London
Teddy Tail, a childrens fantastic musical play by Charles Folkard, music by Frederic Norton, based on the Teddy Tail comic strip in the Daily Mail newspaper, at the Duke of Yorks Theatre

Background imageDistress Collection: RMS Titanic - RMS Virginian Christmas card

RMS Titanic - RMS Virginian Christmas card
RMS Titanic - unusual RMS Virginian Christmas card for December 1912. The Virginian was one of the vessels that took Titanic's distress calls

Background imageDistress Collection: Angel of Death taking dead child

Angel of Death taking dead child
The Angel of Death taking a dead child away from its mother. 1886

Background imageDistress Collection: Photograph of Ship In Distress PH, Bermondsey, London

Photograph of Ship In Distress PH, Bermondsey, London
Photograph of Ship In Distress PH, Marigold Street, Bermondsey, London. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Face on view of the pub

Background imageDistress Collection: With the distressed hop pickers in Kent

With the distressed hop pickers in Kent - a series of drawings by ILN Special Artist Mr H. C. Seppings Wright showing the poor conditions for hop pickers in Kent during bad wet weather

Background imageDistress Collection: Views of South Africa, 1820

Views of South Africa, 1820
View of Griquatown, Northern Cape, 52, Khoikhoi visiting their family graves 53, and a Khoikhoi preacher preaching in front of a wagon 54. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Rev

Background imageDistress Collection: Cartoon, Brothers in Distress

Cartoon, Brothers in Distress, Bishop v. Maskelyne and Labouchere. They were accused of defaming an American stage mentalist, Washington Irving Bishop

Background imageDistress Collection: Meeting of unemployed men on Tower Hill, London

Meeting of unemployed men on Tower Hill, London
Meeting of unemployed men on Tower Hill, East London. 1892

Background imageDistress Collection: STARVING REFUGEES

STARVING REFUGEES
An encampment of starving refugees who have fled their villages in the Volga district. Date: 1922

Background imageDistress Collection: FAMINE VICTIMS

FAMINE VICTIMS
Encampment of famine victims at Novorossisk. Date: 1922

Background imageDistress Collection: RELIEF FOR VICTIMS

RELIEF FOR VICTIMS
The Soviet government organise trains to bring food and provisions to the homeless and hungry. Date: 1922

Background imageDistress Collection: The Distresst Poet

The Distresst Poet
A distresst poet writes the verses which will, he hopes, bring him enough money to buy new clothes, food and drink, and enable him to move to somewhat better accommodation. Date: circa 1750

Background imageDistress Collection: A Damsel in Distress by Ian Hay and P. G. Wodehouse

A Damsel in Distress by Ian Hay and P. G. Wodehouse
A Damsel in Distress by Ian Hay (17 April 1876 22 September 1952) and P.G. Wodehouse (15 October 1881 14 February 1975), based on Wodehouses novel written in 1919

Background imageDistress Collection: Distress in Lancashire: mill-hands work on Preston Moors

Distress in Lancashire: mill-hands work on Preston Moors
The distress in Lancashire: mill-hands at work on Preston Moors. Unemployed operatives levelling waste ground on the north side of the town, over seen by inspectors

Background imageDistress Collection: Keep Our Secrets Secret

Keep Our Secrets Secret - a poster created by The Central Office of Information during the Cold War. Date: 1960s

Background imageDistress Collection: Gulliver in Brobdingnag

Gulliver in Brobdingnag
Much to his distress, Gulliver is admired by the ladies of the country

Background imageDistress Collection: Commandeered by Lawson Wood, WW1 cartoon

Commandeered by Lawson Wood, WW1 cartoon
Cartoon by Lawson Wood showing two British soldiers taking away a little boys toy horse, much to his distress. The cartoon is a humorous comment on the number of horses commandeered by the Army in

Background imageDistress Collection: Damsel in distress

Damsel in distress Date: 1919

Background imageDistress Collection: The distress in Lancashire: Sewing for unemployed girls, 1862

The distress in Lancashire: Sewing for unemployed girls, 1862
Sewing school for unemployed factory girls, Zion Chapel, Stretford Street, Manchester. The girls, ranging in age from sixteen years old to adult women, have free use of the premises

Background imageDistress Collection: Hagar in distress with her son

Hagar in distress with her son, comforted by an angel in the wilderness - Thomas Bankes Bible, Genesis 21.17. 1787

Background imageDistress Collection: The end of love

The end of love
The Honourable John Maler Collier (18501934) - Pre-Raphaelite Painter and one of the most prominent portrait painters of his generation

Background imageDistress Collection: Chinese Toddlers - one of whom is rather upset

Chinese Toddlers - one of whom is rather upset
Chinese Toddlers - one bawling his/her eyes out at some frightful injustice (or having just been poked in arm/eye/back by another 2-year-old...). Date: circa 1910s

Background imageDistress Collection: French Lifeboat at Work

French Lifeboat at Work
The French lifeboat Amiral Barrera sets out in heavy seas to the aid of a sailing boat in distress. Date: 1905

Background imageDistress Collection: Message in Bottle

Message in Bottle
The captain of a fishing boat, disabled by a storm, puts an S.O.S. message in a bottle, hoping it will be found by someone who can (a) read and (b)initiate a rescue. Date: 1884

Background imageDistress Collection: Marquis of Granby - 4

Marquis of Granby - 4
John Manners, marquis of GRANBY military commander, depicted in the act of relieving the distress of a poor soldier and his family Date: 1721 - 1770

Background imageDistress Collection: Demon King repelled by knight

Demon King repelled by knight
An armed knight protects his beloved from the evil clutches of the Demon King. Date: circa 1820

Background imageDistress Collection: Damsels in distress

Damsels in distress
Two girls cling to one another as three large white geese encroach. Artist: Ethel Parkinson Date: 1911

Background imageDistress Collection: HMS Jackal on Loch Luirbost

HMS Jackal on Loch Luirbost
H.M.S. Jackal at anchor on Loch Luirbost. The gun-boat was the vessel which carried the Government commissioners to the island of Lewis

Background imageDistress Collection: Five boys on a Balham street, SW London

Five boys on a Balham street, SW London
Five boys in distress on a Balham street, SW London. They have just fallen off a plank of wood which they were using as an improvised slide. Date: circa 1961

Background imageDistress Collection: Post Office telegraph from OMHS Buckingham Palace

Post Office telegraph from OMHS Buckingham Palace
A Post Office telegraph from O.M.H.S. Buckingham Palace, dated 15th August 14. To E. D. Towse, Esq. Swanley Village, Kent

Background imageDistress Collection: Man at the end of his tether with piano-playing singing wife

Man at the end of his tether with piano-playing singing wife
" Every Morning I feel like shooting." An American man seemingly at the end of his tether with the less-than-tuneful efforts of his enthusiastic piano-playing, singing wife

Background imageDistress Collection: Three boys on a desert island attract a passing ship

Three boys on a desert island attract a passing ship using their robes and spears as signal flags. Date: 1898

Background imageDistress Collection: Language of Flowers - Geranium

Language of Flowers - Geranium. The captions reads: Friendship Distressed - When you come back? Date: circa 1904

Background imageDistress Collection: Scotsman shocked by expensive of the Worlds Fair in Chicago

Scotsman shocked by expensive of the Worlds Fair in Chicago
The Chicago Exhibition McPherson - " Four Dollars for a bed! The extravangance. I canna sleep for thinking o t." Date: 1893

Background imageDistress Collection: Kindy Old lady asks if a little lost girl is alright

Kindy Old lady asks if a little lost girl is alright
Kindly Old Woman - " Poor little fellow. Are you lost?" " No - boo hoo. But me Muvver is." !!! Date: 1895

Background imageDistress Collection: In dire distress

In dire distress. Illustration shows George Edmunds, Mark Hanna(?), and another man onboard a grounded ship labeled Shipping Subsidy Bill in rough seas labeled Press Attacks

Background imageDistress Collection: Distress in Paris 1874

Distress in Paris 1874
The war with Prussia, followed by the Commune, leave France in an impoverished condition : in Paris the poor are forced to pawn household possessions such as bedding, Date: 1874

Background imageDistress Collection: The Distress Signal

The Distress Signal
Whilst captured by the Iroquois, Captain Mac-Kinsty makes the distress signal and is saved by the Chief, who has recognised him as a Brother. 1890s

Background imageDistress Collection: Rattle Snake / Nest Attack

Rattle Snake / Nest Attack
A rattle snake (or pit-viper) climbs a tree and attacks a nest, much to the distress of the two adult birds whose eggs are in the nest. Date: circa 1850



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