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Distressed Collection

Background imageDistressed 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 imageDistressed 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 imageDistressed Collection: Cartoon - Swallowing a yarn

Cartoon - Swallowing a yarn
A little blackbird fails to consume a length of twine: " I can t swallow that yarn." Date: circa 1915

Background imageDistressed Collection: WW2 - US Troops comfort a distressed child and puppy

WW2 - US Troops comfort a distressed child and puppy - likkely in France following the D-Day landings of June 1944. Date: 1944

Background imageDistressed Collection: Chained To A Bed

Chained To A Bed
A photograph used for advertisement purposes, portraying a distressed man wearing pyjamas, struggling as he is chained to his bed. Date: circa 1939

Background imageDistressed Collection: White Star Line, RMS Olympic and Titanic - brochure

White Star Line, RMS Olympic and Titanic - brochure
White Star Line, RMS Olympic and Titanic, The Largest Steamers in the World - red cover foldout cutaway brochure, The Central Shipping Agency, Bath. Date: early 20th century

Background imageDistressed Collection: Illustration, Malbrough is going to war

Illustration, Malbrough is going to war
Illustration, Malbrough s'en va t'en guerre (Marlborough is going to war). Elegant ladies faint when they hear that Monsieur Malbrough is dead and buried as a result of going to war

Background imageDistressed 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 imageDistressed Collection: HMS Pinafore, Captain Corcoran and daughter

HMS Pinafore, Captain Corcoran and daughter
HMS Pinafore. Captain Corcoran and his daughter Josephine. The good captain was distressed to see his dear daughter in this bilious frame of mind. Date: 1908

Background imageDistressed 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 imageDistressed 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 imageDistressed Collection: Fund Committee in Coventry 1861

Fund Committee in Coventry 1861
Meeting with distressed ribbon weavers, Relief Fund Committee was held in the kitchen of St. Marys Hall, Coventry, due to the cotton famine. Date: 1861

Background imageDistressed Collection: HOGARTH DISTRESSED POET

HOGARTH DISTRESSED POET
The Distressed Poet A poor poet wonders what to write, while his wife is unable to pay the milkmaids bill. Date: 1736/37

Background imageDistressed Collection: Black horse, Menorca, Spain

Black horse, Menorca, Spain
Black horses nose over an old wooden stable door, s Algar, Menorca, Spain Date: 2012

Background imageDistressed Collection: Montagu Monuments, St Edmunds Church, Warkton, Northants

Montagu Monuments, St Edmunds Church, Warkton, Northants
The Montagu Monuments are four stunning marble statues in the unlikely setting of Grade I listed St Edmunds Church in Warkton, Northamptonshire

Background imageDistressed Collection: Gothic Art. Spain. 15th century. Jesus walked to Calvary (14

Gothic Art. Spain. 15th century. Jesus walked to Calvary (1483-1487). Altarpiece of the Holy Cross of Blesa. Oil painting on wood by Martin Bernat (1454-1497) and Miguel Ximenez (1462-1505)

Background imageDistressed Collection: The Rescue by Fortunino Matania

The Rescue by Fortunino Matania
The Rescue - a scene on a Swiss snow slope. One skier leans over to rescue a small pet dog who has fallen over the edge of a snowy ledge, much to the distress of a small child. Date: 1922

Background imageDistressed Collection: Liverpool Mail in Snow

Liverpool Mail in Snow
The Liverpool Mail encounters heavy weather near Saint Albans, Hertfordshire, and can t spare a thought for the distressed lady stuck in her private carriage

Background imageDistressed Collection: Lifeboat to the Rescue

Lifeboat to the Rescue -- a shipwreck, with lifeboat crew and distressed people. 1890

Background imageDistressed 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 imageDistressed Collection: Fantastic Adventures - Return of Sinbad

Fantastic Adventures - Return of Sinbad by Chester S. Geier. A man in Arabian dress flies in space on a giant bird of prey. The distressed bird is being attacked by the lasers of several spaceships

Background imageDistressed 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 imageDistressed Collection: Forced Marriage

Forced Marriage
THE FORCED MARRIAGE a young girl is distressed at having to marry a monster Date: circa 1770

Background imageDistressed Collection: When The Angelus Is Ringing by H Schrier & C Lodge-Percy

When The Angelus Is Ringing by H Schrier & C Lodge-Percy
Promotional postcard for When The Angelus Is Ringing by Henrietta Schrier & C. Lodge-Percy. First produced at the Theatre Royal, Stratford, 1st November 1915

Background imageDistressed Collection: Gai! Tsigane: Hungarian Gypsy orchestra

Gai! Tsigane: Hungarian Gypsy orchestra
A Hungarian Gypsy orchestra fails to lift the spirits of a solitary drinker. Date: 1886

Background imageDistressed 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 imageDistressed Collection: Language of Flowers - Geranium

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

Background imageDistressed 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 imageDistressed 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 imageDistressed Collection: Distressed Model

Distressed Model
A distressed model hides her face behind her hands and tangled hair. Date: late 1960s

Background imageDistressed Collection: good Samaritan Cyclist

good Samaritan Cyclist
The Helping Hand : A male cyclist helps three distressed females to mend a punctured bicycle tyre! Date: 1930s

Background imageDistressed Collection: Consoling Madonna by Bouguereau

Consoling Madonna by Bouguereau
The Consoling Madonna (Vierge Consolatrice) by William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) -- the Virgin Mary, seated on a throne, comforts a distressed woman. Date: circa 1870s

Background imageDistressed Collection: Outside the Soup Kitchen

Outside the Soup Kitchen
The poor and distressed throng the entrance to a soup kitchen : well-to-do passers- by look apprehensive as they are assailed by beggars Date: 1871

Background imageDistressed Collection: Horse & Cart Accident

Horse & Cart Accident
Four men trying to help a distressed cart horse which has fallen onto a river onto a riverbank, somewhere in Germany. Date: 1920s

Background imageDistressed Collection: Lear / Nonsense / Chertsey

Lear / Nonsense / Chertsey
There was an Old Lady of Chertsey, who made a remarkable curtsey; She twirled round and round, till she sunk underground, which distressed all the people of Chertsey

Background imageDistressed Collection: Lear / Nonsense / Jamaica

Lear / Nonsense / Jamaica
There was an Old Man of Jamaica, who suddenly married a Quaker; But she cried out, Alack! I have married a black! which distressed that Old Man of Jamaica

Background imageDistressed Collection: The Female Emigrants Home, Hatton Garden, 1853

The Female Emigrants Home, Hatton Garden, 1853
Engraving showing the main room of the Female Emigrants Home, Hatton Garden, London, 1853. A fund was set up in 1849 to send distressed needlewomen to Australia

Background imageDistressed Collection: Balfour Rescues Erin

Balfour Rescues Erin
Balfour depicted as the modern Perseus rescuing the distressed Erin (as Andromeda) as she perishes on the rocks

Background imageDistressed Collection: Take a camera with you by H. M. Bateman

Take a camera with you by H. M. Bateman
Humorous illustration by H. M. Bateman showing a rather distressed man clinging for his life to a seaside cliff while his blase companion takes his photograph

Background imageDistressed Collection: Happier Now

Happier Now
Revelations from the beyond - a distressed widow learns that her husband is far happier now than when he was living

Background imageDistressed Collection: Emigratino to Australia

Emigratino to Australia
Shipboard scene on The Madagascar featuring distressed needlewomen

Background imageDistressed Collection: Hamelin Mayor Upset

Hamelin Mayor Upset
The Mayor of Hamelin and his Council members are distressed when the towns children follow the Piper away

Background imageDistressed Collection: Hogarth Distressed Poet

Hogarth Distressed Poet
The Distressed Poet A poor poet wonders what to write, while his wife is unable to pay the milkmaids bill

Background imageDistressed Collection: Hogarth Poor Poet

Hogarth Poor Poet
The Distressed Poet and his wife both have problems : he wonders what to write, while his wife wonders how to pay the milkmaids bill

Background imageDistressed Collection: Mahatma Gandhi arrested for civil disobedience

Mahatma Gandhi arrested for civil disobedience
Mahatma Gandhi, Indian nationalist and spiritual leader, is arrested by the Indian government for his civil disobedience tactics

Background imageDistressed Collection: Coriolanus banished from Rome

Coriolanus banished from Rome
The Roman general, Gaius Marcius Coriolanus, is banished from Rome because of his arrogance, and suspicion concerning his political ambitions

Background imageDistressed Collection: Carnival revellers in a Roman street

Carnival revellers in a Roman street
Carnival revellers in animal costumes in a Roman street, surrounding a rather distressed looking priest



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