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Background imageEmployee Collection: Dressmakers workshop

Dressmakers workshop
Staff in the workroom of a dressmaker or outfitter. Clothes in various stages of completion are on dummies. The employees (all female apart from a solitary man with a tape measure around his neck)

Background imageEmployee Collection: Employees - Ford Motor Company, Detroit, Michigan, USA

Employees - Ford Motor Company, Detroit, Michigan, USA
The 36, 000 Employees of the Ford Motor Company, Detroit, Michigan, USA pose for a group photograph in front of the factory buildings

Background imageEmployee Collection: BP employee opening the flow valves

BP employee opening the flow valves
A British Petroleum employee opens the flow valves of an oil plant in the Middle East (likely to have been in Iraq or Iran)

Background imageEmployee Collection: Costelloe Lodge - Home to Bruce Ismay after Titanic Disaster

Costelloe Lodge - Home to Bruce Ismay after Titanic Disaster
Costelloe Lodge in Connemara, County Galway, Ireland - the retreat that Joseph Bruce Ismay lived in after the Titanic disaster

Background imageEmployee Collection: Edwardian view - men on Roman Bridge, Marple

Edwardian view - men on Roman Bridge, Marple
The man in the centre of the groups George Potter, a friend and employee of Ernest Battersby who is on the right. The Roman Bridge is in fact medieval, just outside Marple

Background imageEmployee Collection: Promotional photograph for the IBM 1410

Promotional photograph for the IBM 1410
A female computer technician sits at an IBM 1410, in a promotional photograph for this business computer system. Photograph by Heinz Zinram

Background imageEmployee Collection: Hard Boss Scolds Clerk

Hard Boss Scolds Clerk
I have no more time ro spare, said Mr Goldie. " You came late to begin with." ; a hard boss scolds his elderly employee, who has filled the bin with paper

Background imageEmployee Collection: A factory worker cuts a block of wood

A factory worker cuts a block of wood
A young apprentice carpenter uses a large industrial jigsaw to cut a block of wood, while an older employee supervises his work. Photograph by Heinz Zinram

Background imageEmployee Collection: Breguet Br 1150 Atlantic 'number 43'

Breguet Br 1150 Atlantic 'number 43'
Aeronavale - Breguet Br 1150 Atlantic 'number 43'. at the SBAC Farnborough Air Show held between 16-22 September 1968. This aircraft crashed into the RAE main gate near the end of runway 25

Background imageEmployee 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 imageEmployee Collection: White Star Line, RMS Titanic, Harland and Wolff employee

White Star Line, RMS Titanic, Harland and Wolff employee
White Star Line, RMS Titanic, rare bookpost real photo postcard of Titanic in Belfast written by a Harland and Wolff employee

Background imageEmployee Collection: Harland and Wolff, Belfast, Company Handbooks for Staff

Harland and Wolff, Belfast, Company Handbooks for Staff
BELFAST SHIPBUILDING: Harland and Wolff soft bound Company Handbooks for Staff Employees. 6ins. 4ins

Background imageEmployee Collection: Fifty Weeks Labour and Fourteen Days Swank!

Fifty Weeks Labour and Fourteen Days Swank!
Comic postcard - Fifty Weeks Labour... and Fourteen Days Swank! Date: 1930

Background imageEmployee Collection: RMS Titanic - archive of Joseph Bell, Chief Engineer

RMS Titanic - archive of Joseph Bell, Chief Engineer
RMS Titanic, archive of Joseph Bell (1861-1912), Chief Engineer on the Titanic, and victim of the disaster. Collection of letters and ephemera relating to Mr Bell's son Frank

Background imageEmployee Collection: Cartoon, Railway Mania, writing for shares

Cartoon, Railway Mania, writing for shares
Cartoon by John Leech, The Railway Mania, What you're at it again. Writing for shares Date: 1846

Background imageEmployee Collection: LUCY & MR AITKEN

LUCY & MR AITKEN
How the Dead care for the Living in America - little Lucy Aitken, the dead daughter of a factory owner, leads her father to the sick-bed of Morrow, an employee - Date: 1887

Background imageEmployee Collection: Comic postcard, Foreman and workman Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Foreman and workman Date: 20th century

Background imageEmployee Collection: Comic postcard, Boss and workman Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Boss and workman Date: 20th century

Background imageEmployee Collection: Female postal workers in London, c. 1915

Female postal workers in London, c. 1915
Three female postal workers walking through a London street in full uniform and with satchels to carry their post. During the war, the Post Office lost 75

Background imageEmployee Collection: Delivery van as carnival float, Manchester Street, Derby

Delivery van as carnival float, Manchester Street, Derby
Delivery van belonging to Burrows and Sturgess, soft drinks manufacturer, being used as carnival float, outside the companys depot in Manchester Street, Derby

Background imageEmployee Collection: The Pink Note, notice of termination of employment

The Pink Note, notice of termination of employment
The Pink Note - notice of termination of employment. 1870

Background imageEmployee Collection: Patriotic poster, Buy British - To provide your wages

Patriotic poster, Buy British - To provide your wages
To provide your wages some must Buy British - Set a good example yourself. Part of a government campaign to tackle a balance of payments crisis

Background imageEmployee Collection: Leslie Thornton in the dock at a trial in Moscow, USSR

Leslie Thornton in the dock at a trial in Moscow, USSR
Leslie Thornton in the dock, at a trial in Moscow of employees of the Metropolitan Vickers Company, April 1933. They were charged with sabotage, espionage

Background imageEmployee Collection: The Transport and General Workers Union Convalescent Home, Littleport

The Transport and General Workers Union Convalescent Home, Littleport, East Cambridgeshire, within the Isle of Ely, Cambridgeshire, England Date: circa 1920s

Background imageEmployee Collection: Employee Does Paperwork Date: 1948

Employee Does Paperwork Date: 1948

Background imageEmployee Collection: FRENCH CASHIER 1890

FRENCH CASHIER 1890
A cashier in a French shop Date: 1890

Background imageEmployee Collection: COMMUNITY / CHARITY / HOBOES

COMMUNITY / CHARITY / HOBOES
American Hoboes and a Railroad employee come to blows. Date: circa 1888

Background imageEmployee Collection: Downton, Wiltshire - The Post Office and full local staff

Downton, Wiltshire - The Post Office and full local staff. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageEmployee Collection: Entrance - Council of Europe at Strasbourg, France

Entrance - Council of Europe at Strasbourg, France
A senior member of the staff standing outside the front entrance of the Council of Europe at Strasbourg, France - January 1956. Date: 1956

Background imageEmployee Collection: Employees - Ford Motor Company, Detroit, Michigan, USA

Employees - Ford Motor Company, Detroit, Michigan, USA
The 25, 000 Employees of the Ford Motor Company, Detroit, Michigan, USA pose for a group photograph in front of the factory buildings

Background imageEmployee Collection: Monotype keyboard operator at a printing works

Monotype keyboard operator at a printing works
Monotype Keyboards at the Lund Humphries Printing Works. The operators readily surmount the problems posed by complicated mathmatical formulae or even composition in Arabic or Hebrew

Background imageEmployee Collection: Chauffeuse, by Albert de Belleroche, WW1

Chauffeuse, by Albert de Belleroche, WW1
Chauffeuse, by Albert de Belleroche, First World War. The artist used Selfridges employees as models during the war -- the uniform could be that of a lift attendant. 1914-1918

Background imageEmployee Collection: Cartoon, Laugh It Off Annual

Cartoon, Laugh It Off Annual
Cartoon in the Laugh It Off Annual -- Demobbed! and glad to be back on the old job, sir! An employee returned from the war sits in his office with a young woman on each knee

Background imageEmployee Collection: Brabyns Brow, Marple, Cheshire

Brabyns Brow, Marple, Cheshire
Although no longer cobbled, this view remains much as it was over 100 years ago when this photogrpah was taken. George Potter

Background imageEmployee Collection: Webbs Tea Rooms, Marple, Cheshire

Webbs Tea Rooms, Marple, Cheshire
Once a well-known local attraction below the Marple Aqueduct, this picture shows the photographer Ernest Battersby and his friend and employee George Potter outside the premises. Date: circa 1906

Background imageEmployee Collection: Selfridges Employee Beauty Competition 1927

Selfridges Employee Beauty Competition 1927
Winners and runner-ups in a beauty competition held for the employees of Selfridges department store. First prize awarded to Miss Mulready from the model millinery department. Date: 1927

Background imageEmployee Collection: Man outside the offices of The London Gazette

Man outside the offices of The London Gazette
Man standing outside the offices of The London Gazette, near Fleet Street, London. The publication has been described by some as the worlds most boring newspaper

Background imageEmployee Collection: Lamplighter cleaning an old lamppost

Lamplighter cleaning an old lamppost. Colored engraving by Bertrand, 1885. Paris. France

Background imageEmployee Collection: Barnabys Box Files

Barnabys Box Files
An employee of Barnabys Picture Library shows a visitor his way around the collection. The prints are kept in boxes on shelves, which you can see here. Date: 1960s

Background imageEmployee Collection: Valentin factory, Great Titchfield Street, London

Valentin factory, Great Titchfield Street, London
Valentin Stockmans Factory, wood turning workshop, Great Titchfield Street, London. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageEmployee Collection: The Victaulic drawing office, Dean Stanley Street, London SW

The Victaulic drawing office, Dean Stanley Street, London SW
Men at work in the The Victaulic Co Ltd drawing office, Kings Buildings, Dean Stanley Street, London SW1 -- iron and steel tube (pipe and joint) manufacturers. Date: 1939

Background imageEmployee Collection: Edwardian couple in field

Edwardian couple in field
Identified by the photographer as being taken at Alport in the Peak District of Derbyshire, the woman is named as E. Bramwell, believed to be Ellen Bramwell

Background imageEmployee Collection: Hatworks employee at Battersbys factory

Hatworks employee at Battersbys factory identified by the photographer as Christopher Tipping, smartly turned out but with a less imposing backdrop. Date: 1902

Background imageEmployee Collection: Dane Valley, near Wincle, Cheshire

Dane Valley, near Wincle, Cheshire in April 1908. A gentle scene showing George Barnshaw, employee and friend of the photographer, in contemplative pose by the River Dane. Date: 1908

Background imageEmployee Collection: Edwardian gentlemen with fishing rods

Edwardian gentlemen with fishing rods at Ellesmere, Shropshire. On the right is Walter Battersby, hat manufacturer, and beside him is George Potter, a friend and employee Date: 1906

Background imageEmployee Collection: City of London recruits, Tower of London, WW1

City of London recruits, Tower of London, WW1
Young men answering the call to enlist at the start of the First World War. All of them employees of City firms, they were joining the City of London Battalion, consisting of 1300 men

Background imageEmployee Collection: Russian Comissionnaire

Russian Comissionnaire
A Russian Commissionaire - an attendant, messenger or subordinate employed in hotels, whose chief duty is to attend at railway stations, secure customers, take charge of their luggage

Background imageEmployee Collection: Taxidermist working on wolf teeth, 1935

Taxidermist working on wolf teeth, 1935
One of the several behind-the-scenes shots taken for the February 1935 edition of Weekly Illustrated, 1st Class Technical Assistant Percy Stammwitz adds final touches to the teeth of a wolf



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