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Background imageEstimated Collection: A Fish Auction in Columbia Market

A Fish Auction in Columbia Market
In 1869 Baroness Burdett-Coutts paid for the building of the great Columbia Market (for fish) between Hackney and Bethnal Green Roads on the site of Nova Scotia Gardens

Background imageEstimated Collection: RMS Titanic - signet ring recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett

RMS Titanic - signet ring recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett
RMS Titanic - from inventory of items recovered from bodies by cable ship Mackay-Bennett - an 18 carat gold and small old-cut diamond solitaire band/signet ring, slightly tapering (1/4ins)

Background imageEstimated Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Are you evacuating the town

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Are you evacuating the town
The Caption is Gosh Mister! Are you evacuating the whole town? It is estimated that over 200, 000 were evacuated from the towns to the countryside between 1939 and the end of 1941

Background imageEstimated Collection: Osbornes leap

Osbornes leap
In 1559, Sir William Hewet (Clothworker) was mayor, whose income is estimated at lb6, 000 per annum. Hewet lived on London Bridge, and one day a nurse playing with his little daughter Anne

Background imageEstimated Collection: Suffragette Militants Smashed Windows

Suffragette Militants Smashed Windows
Photograph of the damage inflicted on the plate glass windows of the shipping line Hamburg - Amerika. The building in Cockspur Street was attacked in March 1912 during the W.S.P.Us window smashing

Background imageEstimated Collection: Canadian Inuksuk Monument Utah Beach Museum

Canadian Inuksuk Monument Utah Beach Museum
It is estimated that about 3, 000 Native Canadians (Inuit, Metis and others) fought in WW2 of whom some 200 died. The Memorial, built by Inuk Elder Peter Irniq was unveiled on 30 October 2005

Background imageEstimated Collection: Tour of the Colonies - Adelaide - Degree Ceremony

Tour of the Colonies - Adelaide - Degree Ceremony - Degree Ceremony. Part of Box 246 Boswell collection - Tour of the Colonies

Background imageEstimated Collection: Animals at a French Zoo - Bengal Tiger

Animals at a French Zoo - Bengal Tiger - Close up of Tiger. Part of Box 209 Boswell collection - Old and New French Zoo. The Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris)

Background imageEstimated Collection: Petrol rations and oil tankers by G. H. Davis

Petrol rations and oil tankers by G. H. Davis
Petrol rations and oil tankers: an analysis for car owners during the Second World War. A diagrammatic explanation setting out the relative basic petrol allowances for private cars for August

Background imageEstimated Collection: The champion trotting stallion Smuggler owned by H. S. Russel

The champion trotting stallion Smuggler owned by H. S. Russel
The champion trotting stallion Smuggler owned by H.S. Russell, Milton Mass.: By Blanco, dam by Herods Tuckahoe. On the back stretch in the third heat Coming Away

Background imageEstimated Collection: Chicago Union Station

Chicago Union Station
(under construction) - terminal of Pennsylvania, Burlington, Alton and St Paul railways - estimated cost 65 million dollars. Date: 1916

Background imageEstimated Collection: The Demolition of Heligoland, Germany, 1947

The Demolition of Heligoland, Germany, 1947
Aerial photograph showing the destruction of the former naval base on Heligoland, Germany, on 18th April 1947. Heligoland had been a stronghold for German military forces during both World Wars

Background imageEstimated Collection: Island of Krakatoa

Island of Krakatoa, in the straits of Sunda. The volcano erupted 4 times in 1883. The blast was estimated to have had the power of 10000 hydrogen bombs

Background imageEstimated Collection: The smallest tortoise and the Largest tortoise in the New Yo

The smallest tortoise and the Largest tortoise in the New Yo
The smallest Albemarble Island specimen in the New York zoological park, weighing 3 3/4oz, perched on the head of the largest Galapagos tortoise in the park

Background imageEstimated Collection: The Church in the firing-line

The Church in the firing-line
A French soldier-priest ministering to his comrades under fire. In 1915, it was estimated that over 20, 000 priests served in the French army in some capacity

Background imageEstimated Collection: Salvaged Luxury Liner Normandie, New York Harbour, Novembe

Salvaged Luxury Liner Normandie, New York Harbour, Novembe
Photograph of the Normandie in New York Harbour, November 1943. The Normandie had just been refloated and was being towed to dry dock for repairs

Background imageEstimated Collection: The Tsar saluting troops

The Tsar saluting troops
Photograph showing Tsar Nicholas II saluting troops during army manouevres. Russia was traditionally seen as the protector of the Slavs and after Austria attacked Hungary in 1914 mobilised troops

Background imageEstimated Collection: Transporting patients through busy London streets

Transporting patients through busy London streets
Method of transporting patients before the introduction of ambulances. In 1905 a proposal was put forward to Parliament to establish and maintain a street ambulance service

Background imageEstimated Collection: The Great Wool-floor at the London Docks

The Great Wool-floor at the London Docks
The great wool-floor at the London Docks. The London Dock Company enlarged the warehouse for receiving wool imports from the colonies in the 1840 s

Background imageEstimated Collection: The Normandie, the largest liner in the world

The Normandie, the largest liner in the world
The burning of the luxury liner, the Normandie in 1942. The Normandie was the largest liner in the world. As World War II commenced the liner was taken out of service

Background imageEstimated Collection: Queen Victorias saloon in the royal carriage

Queen Victorias saloon in the royal carriage
The saloon of Queen Victorias carriage on the London and North Western Railway. The carriage was designed at an estimated cost of 3000

Background imageEstimated Collection: Crossing the Berezina

Crossing the Berezina
CROSSING THE BEREZINA The retreating French army is attacked by the Russians as they cross the Berezina river, and an estimated 36, 000 bodies are recovered from the river

Background imageEstimated Collection: Peter Minuit Trading

Peter Minuit Trading
Peter Minuit, of the Dutch West India Company and first Dutch governor of New Amsterdam, purchases Manhattan for trinkets, estimated value $24


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