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Background imageExplains Collection: Healing on Sunday

Healing on Sunday
The priests aren t best pleased when Jesus heals on Sunday, but he explains that the sabbath was made for man and not vice versa

Background imageExplains Collection: Chemistry Lesson

Chemistry Lesson
A male teacher leans over a group of schoolboys as he explains something to them during a Chemistry lesson at Nuffield Junior School, London. Date: 1960s

Background imageExplains Collection: Using Camera Obscura

Using Camera Obscura
a girl explains to her younger brother and sisters how the camera works

Background imageExplains Collection: 20000 Leagues Under the Sea, Jules Verne

20000 Leagues Under the Sea, Jules Verne
20, 000 LIEUES SOUS LES MERS [20 000 leagues under the sea], A window opened into this unexplored abyss. Date: 1870

Background imageExplains Collection: Scandinavian Runes

Scandinavian Runes
A priest explains to a warrior the message inscribed on a stone in Norway

Background imageExplains Collection: Matron Instructs Nurse

Matron Instructs Nurse
A Matron (distinguished by her head gear) explains a piece of equipment to a nurse. Note the bottle of poison on the left

Background imageExplains Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Dear Mums - I am thinking of you

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Dear Mums - I am thinking of you
The message on the card is My Dear Mum and Dad, I don t think I need write much here, the front explains quite a lot don t you think. Not very nice here at the moment bit showery

Background imageExplains Collection: Ticket booth in German underground station

Ticket booth in German underground station
Solitary lady in hat buying a ticket from a uniformed lady in the booth.Caption explains that it is a woman doing a man's job while the men are away at war. Cleared by Censor. Date: circa 1914

Background imageExplains Collection: CHARLOTTE ST JOHN

CHARLOTTE ST JOHN
CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH ST JOHN daughter of R W St John : she will die unmarried, poor girl, which explains her wistful expression. Date: ? - 1871

Background imageExplains Collection: MAGIC FLUTE LIEBIG 4

MAGIC FLUTE LIEBIG 4
(The Magic Flute) Act 1, Scene 17 : Pamina explains to Sarastro why she ran away, and he reveals that he is not a wicked kidnapper, but acts under compulsion. Date: first performed 1791

Background imageExplains Collection: Cafe t Hertje - first place Liberated in Holland

Cafe t Hertje - first place Liberated in Holland
Following the capture of Joes Bridge on 10 September 1944, the following day D Squadron of 2nd Household Cavalry Regiment arrived here - then called Cafe Rustoord

Background imageExplains Collection: Columbus explains his plans to Ferdinand and Isabella c. 1492

Columbus explains his plans to Ferdinand and Isabella c. 1492
Christopher Columbus explains his plans to Ferdinand and Isabella in the royal court. Columbus kneels holding a scroll, as Ferdinand and Isabella listen from their thrones. Date: 1492

Background imageExplains Collection: Columbus outlines journey to the Scientific Commission

Columbus outlines journey to the Scientific Commission
Christopher Columbus outlines journey plans to the Scientific Commission at Salamanca. Columbus explains his project of discovery, pointing at a globe. Date: 1492

Background imageExplains Collection: Wycliffe explains his thoughts before the Archbishop

Wycliffe explains his thoughts before the Archbishop
John Wycliffe (circa 1320s 1384) -an English scholastic philosopher, theologian, biblical translator, reformer, priest, and a seminary professor at the University of Oxford

Background imageExplains Collection: Waterloo : a guide explains to tourists visiting the battlefield just where the actions

Waterloo : a guide explains to tourists visiting the battlefield just where the actions of the 1815 battle took place. Date: 1888

Background imageExplains Collection: DODGY RESTAURANT COOK

DODGY RESTAURANT COOK
Tricks of the food trade: one cook explains to another how to cheat customers by lying about the weight of mutton legs. Date: 1834

Background imageExplains Collection: VERSAILLES OBELISK

VERSAILLES OBELISK
LANCIEN EMPLACEMENT DE LOBELISK (the old location of the obelisk) which explains why you cant see it Date: 1700

Background imageExplains Collection: LE VERRIER & L PHILIPPE LE VERRIER & L PHILIPPE

LE VERRIER & L PHILIPPE LE VERRIER & L PHILIPPE
Urbain-Jean-Joseph Le Verrier explains the discovery of Neptune to the French King Loius Philippe at the Tuileries Date: circa late 1840s

Background imageExplains Collection: JOSEPH-MARIE JACQUARD

JOSEPH-MARIE JACQUARD French inventor of the Jacquard loom, explains to Napoleon the principles of his invention Date: 1752 - 1834

Background imageExplains Collection: Papa Explains Nature

Papa Explains Nature
Papa explains the wonders of nature to his children Date: 1869

Background imageExplains Collection: ITS MY COUSIN MAM

ITS MY COUSIN MAM
Its my cousin, Maam ! the cook explains the presence of a handsome young soldier in the kitchen Date: 1849

Background imageExplains Collection: CHRISTINA / DESCARTES

CHRISTINA / DESCARTES
Rene Descartes explains his ideas to the scholarly queen Christina of Sweden Date: circa 1650

Background imageExplains Collection: Cutting Wedding Cake

Cutting Wedding Cake
A caterer in gloves explains how long in took to make their wedding cake as the newlyweds slice into the bottom tier! Date: 1960s

Background imageExplains Collection: Samuel Cody

Samuel Cody
Cody sets the worlds cross- country flying record and explains to the Empress Eugenie (of France) about the construction of his aeroplane

Background imageExplains Collection: Joseph and Pharaoh

Joseph and Pharaoh
He explains the meaning of Pharaohs dream

Background imageExplains Collection: His Waterloo by H M Bateman

His Waterloo by H M Bateman, The Foreman of a crazy-pavement enterprise comes up against a frightful problem. A pavement tile with straight sides, a square of perfect proportions

Background imageExplains Collection: Annunciation to the shepherds. Book of hours Tour et Taxis

Annunciation to the shepherds. Book of hours Tour et Taxis, 15th century. Chateau of Chantilly. France

Background imageExplains Collection: Algernon Sidney - 2

Algernon Sidney - 2
Algernon Sidney (1622 - 1683) statesman, of Republican leanings, which probably explains why he is not even a Sir let alone a noble Date: circa 1750

Background imageExplains Collection: Algernon Sidney - 1

Algernon Sidney - 1
Algernon Sidney (1622 - 1683) statesman, of Republican leanings, which probably explains why he is not even a Sir let alone a noble

Background imageExplains Collection: Algernon Sidney - 4

Algernon Sidney - 4
Algernon Sidney (1622 - 1683) statesman, of Republican leanings, which probably explains why he is not even a Sir let alone a noble

Background imageExplains Collection: Harvey / La Nature / 1879

Harvey / La Nature / 1879
WILLIAM HARVEY English physician and anatomist explains the circulation of blood to King Charles I Date: 1578-1657

Background imageExplains Collection: Educated Housemaid

Educated Housemaid
Mary explains that the word Salve on the doormat is Latin for Please to wipe your feet Date: 1893

Background imageExplains Collection: Tea leaf fortune telling

Tea leaf fortune telling
A lady explains to a young girl what the tea leaves in her cup reveal about the future. Date: circa 1850

Background imageExplains Collection: Indian and French soldiers near the front during WWI

Indian and French soldiers near the front during WWI
A French officer explains the French carbine to Indian officers, near the front in France. Date: 1916

Background imageExplains Collection: Horse Trainer standing up for his principles

Horse Trainer standing up for his principles
Owner - " I heard as how you ve been fighting with Bob Smith?" " Yus. He said my sister was cross-eyed." " But you haven t got a sister?" " I know that

Background imageExplains Collection: Flt Lt A D Piggott - chief instructor

Flt Lt A D Piggott - chief instructor
Flt Lt A.D. Piggott, the chief instructor, with a class of schoolmasters, explains the controls of a glider at Detling, near Maidstone, Kent. In the cockpit is J.L

Background imageExplains Collection: Card Series 4

Card Series 4
He explains his project to Ferdinand and Isabela and obtains their backing for his expedition. Date: 1446 - 1506

Background imageExplains Collection: Train Driving Lesson

Train Driving Lesson
Driver Instructor CYRIL BULL, Lostock Hall, Preston, Lancashire, England (left), explains the cab layout of an electric locomotive to Preston train driver RICHARD THOMAS. Date: circa 1980

Background imageExplains Collection: Cubs learning about the Royal Navy

Cubs learning about the Royal Navy
A young Naval Officer explains aspects of a Royal Navy ship to a group of Cub Scouts in Aden, Yemen. They lean over a piece of equipment and the officer points at one of the boys. circa 1968

Background imageExplains Collection: Lawyer and Client / 1881

Lawyer and Client / 1881
A widow sits in a lawyers office and explains her predicament. Date: 1881

Background imageExplains Collection: Old Salt teaches knot tying to a young boy

Old Salt teaches knot tying to a young boy
An elderly sailor teaches a young lad how to tie some nautical knots. Watercolour painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageExplains Collection: Scene at the Circus, c. 1891

Scene at the Circus, c. 1891
Engraving showing a scene at a circus, as a distraught performer or impressario explains to a member of the public: My show is mirackoolous, is marvallous, is krandeeose, is doo kreat for small mann

Background imageExplains Collection: Le Verrier & L Philippe

Le Verrier & L Philippe
Urbain-Jean-Joseph Le Verrier explains the discovery of Neptune to the French King Loius Philippe at the Tuileries

Background imageExplains Collection: Butler & Groom

Butler & Groom
An Edwardian butler explains something to the coachman, while one of the footmen stands by his side

Background imageExplains Collection: Pierre Curie Lectures

Pierre Curie Lectures
PIERRE CURIE explains their findings at the Sorbonne, Paris

Background imageExplains Collection: Theodolinda

Theodolinda
Theodelinda, queen of the Lombards, explains the mystery of the Christian trinity to her husband, Agilulf

Background imageExplains Collection: William Harvey Explains

William Harvey Explains
WILLIAM HARVEY explains his discovery of the circulation of the blood to king Charles I, whose physician he is

Background imageExplains Collection: Descartes and Christina

Descartes and Christina
Rene Descartes explains his ideas to the scholarly queen Christina of Sweden



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