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Background imageFile Collection: Blacksmiths outside their forge

Blacksmiths outside their forge
A superb photograph of six Blacksmiths and coachbuilders posing for a photograph outside their forge/workshop, each holding the tools of their trade

Background imageFile Collection: Blacksmith at work in his forge

Blacksmith at work in his forge
An elderly blacksmith hammering a horseshoe on his anvil. The owner of the horse awaiting a new set of shoes looks in at the window, while the blacksmiths cat scratches an ear on the work bench

Background imageFile Collection: Dewey Decimal System

Dewey Decimal System
Card index showing use of the Dewey Decimal Classification system, the most widely used library classification system, devised by Melvil Dewey in the 1870s

Background imageFile Collection: Snake species

Snake species
Marine file snake, Chersydrus granulatus, pelagic sea snake, Pelamys bicolor, Lake Taal snake, Hydrophis cyanocinctus, wart snake, Acrochordus javanicus, tentacle snake, Erpeton tentaculatus

Background imageFile Collection: Figure 25 from The Horten tailless aircraft Item No25 File

Figure 25 from The Horten tailless aircraft Item No25 File
Figure 25 from The Horten tailless aircraft, Item No25, File No XXIII-6, Combined Intelligence Objectives Sub-Committee, May 1945. Date: 1945

Background imageFile Collection: University Of London Senate House & Library Central File

University Of London Senate House & Library Central File
A photograph which shows the central file storage room at the University of London Senate House and Library, designed between 1932 and 1937, by architect Charles Henry Holden

Background imageFile Collection: Turkey. Constantinople. Ottoman era. The Sultan's bath

Turkey. Constantinople. Ottoman era. The Sultan's bath
Ottoman Empire. Turkey. Constantinople (today Istanbul). The Sultan's bath. Engraving by Lemaitre, Lalaisse and Arnout

Background imageFile Collection: Ron Todd, General Secretary of the TGWU

Ron Todd, General Secretary of the TGWU
Ron (Ronald) Todd (1927-2005), General Secretary of the Transport and General Workers Union (TGWU) from 1985 to 1992. Seen here (left) with a colleague at a conference

Background imageFile Collection: The Economy Steel Letter File - Filing Cabinet - produced by Hobart Cabinet Company, Troy, Ohio

The Economy Steel Letter File - Filing Cabinet - produced by Hobart Cabinet Company, Troy, Ohio, USA (established in 1907). Strong, Neat and Serviceable for Office and Transfer use. Date: circa 1923

Background imageFile Collection: Two Regency gentlemen about to fight a duel with pistols

Two Regency gentlemen about to fight a duel with pistols. One expecting the magistrates and Bow Street officers to appear. More Miseries

Background imageFile Collection: Mud lobster and mud shrimp

Mud lobster and mud shrimp
Mud lobster, Thalassina anomala 1, and mud shrimp, Upogebia stellata 2. Talassina scorpionoide, Gebia stellata. Handcoloured copperplate stipple engraving from Antoine Laurent de Jussieus Dizionario

Background imageFile Collection: An organ grinder and a poodle with spinning machine

An organ grinder and a poodle with spinning machine before an audience of fashionable women in bonnets with plumes, shawls and lace dresses

Background imageFile Collection: Typical British Industries - File Cutters

Typical British Industries - File Cutters. 1892

Background imageFile Collection: Doctor and Patient Date: 1944

Doctor and Patient Date: 1944

Background imageFile Collection: Tools with comic verse on a Christmas card

Tools with comic verse on a Christmas card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageFile Collection: Balistes capriscus, or Grey Triggerfish

Balistes capriscus, or Grey Triggerfish (described here as a Filefish). Date: 1865

Background imageFile Collection: Javan file snake, elephant trunk snake, Acrochordus

Javan file snake, elephant trunk snake, Acrochordus javanicus.. Handcolored copperplate zoological engraving from George Shaw and Frederick Nodders The Naturalists Miscellany, 1792

Background imageFile Collection: Cycle Tyres - Dunlop - Speed and Sports Range

Cycle Tyres - Dunlop - Speed and Sports Range - Road Racing (Hgh Pressure) File Pattern, Road Racing (High Pressure) File Pattern with Ribbed centre, Sports, Speed, Tandem, Sprite and Sprite Tandem

Background imageFile Collection: The Operation of the filing of teeth in Khas-Kaseg, Laos

The Operation of the filing of teeth in Khas-Kaseg, Laos
The Operation of the filing of teeth amongst the Kaseng people of Laos. The Kaseng live in mountains near the Vietnam border; primarily in the Sanxai and Xaisettha districts of Attapu Province;

Background imageFile Collection: Card Index Filing

Card Index Filing
File cards in the Shannon Alphabetical and Numerical System of Vertical Filing

Background imageFile Collection: Jorge Juan Santacilia (1713-1773). Spanish scientist and nav

Jorge Juan Santacilia (1713-1773). Spanish scientist and naval officer. Colored engraving. Aurelio Espinosa Polit File Library. Quito. Ecuador

Background imageFile Collection: Eugenio Espejo (1747-1795). Engraving

Eugenio Espejo (1747-1795). Engraving
Eugenio Espejo (1747-1795). Portrait. Engraving. 18th century. Aurelio Espinosa Polit File Library. Quito. Cotocollao. Ecuador

Background imageFile Collection: Amarna Letters

Amarna Letters. 14th century BC. Clay tablets with cuneiform script, mostly written in Akkadian. Designate a file of correspondence, mostly diplomatic

Background imageFile Collection: Pere Coret expedient

Pere Coret expedient
War of Spanish Independence (1808-1815). Expedient of Pere Coret accused of being double spy.A?a?A?a?1813

Background imageFile Collection: Expedient to Pere Coret

Expedient to Pere Coret
War of Spanish Independence (1808-1815). Expedient of Pere Coret accused of being double spy. Signed in Vilanova i la Geltr?? by clergyman governor Pedro Jos? Avella, 1813

Background imageFile Collection: Inquisition. Spain

Inquisition. Spain
Inquisition. Trial to the Sergeant Francisco Mayoral for impersonating Luis Maria de Borbon, Infante of Spain. Barcelona, A?a?A?a?1818

Background imageFile Collection: Woman police officer working at a police station

Woman police officer working at a police station, helping a woman visitor at the front desk. Date: circa early 1970s

Background imageFile Collection: Father Gapon

Father Gapon
GEORGI APOLLONOVICH GAPON known as Father Gapon, prominent leader of the partially unsuccessful Russian rising in 1905. (see also our events file) Date: 1870 - 1906

Background imageFile Collection: Britains New Army 1914

Britains New Army 1914
The New Army to the Front Date: 1914

Background imageFile Collection: The viper & the file

The viper & the file. Aesops fable.Date: 15th century

Background imageFile Collection: Variety of seashells including oysters, file

Variety of seashells including oysters, file clams, smooth pectens and scarlet thorny oyster.. Handcolored engraving from Charles d Orbignys Dictionnaire Universel d Histoire Naturelle

Background imageFile Collection: Peru. Lima. Engraving

Peru. Lima. Engraving
Lima in 1850. Engraving

Background imageFile Collection: Peru. Lima. Main Square

Peru. Lima. Main Square
Per� ma. Main Square in 1850. Engraving

Background imageFile Collection: File-eared Tree Frog - hides among giant leaves

File-eared Tree Frog - hides among giant leaves of a ginger plant in primary rainforest (Polypedates otilophus (Boulenger). Danum Valley Conservation Area, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia; night in June

Background imageFile Collection: A Relief Party making their way up the trenches

A Relief Party making their way up the trenches. On reverse of postcard - This shows the relief party making their way up to the trenches along the shell-holed and muddy roads

Background imageFile Collection: WW2 poster, G R Notes are the Key Notes

WW2 poster, G R Notes are the Key Notes
WW2 poster, G R [Goods Received?] Notes are the Key Notes of harmonious store keeping. Wrong information and careless handling causes discord. Design by Victor Hicks. Date: 1940s

Background imageFile Collection: 2nd King Edwards Horse, men of the rank & file on drill gro

2nd King Edwards Horse, men of the rank & file on drill gro
Men of the rank and file in the 2nd King Edwards Horse marching on the drill ground at White City where the regiment was quartered in 1914 before going to the front

Background imageFile Collection: Library

Library
The library at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageFile Collection: PERU. Lima. Huaca Pucllana. Huaca Pucllana Archaeological

PERU. Lima. Huaca Pucllana. Huaca Pucllana Archaeological Complex, ceremonial center of the Lima Culture (200-700)

Background imageFile Collection: PERU. Lima. Larco Herrera Museum. Collection

PERU. Lima. Larco Herrera Museum. Collection of erotic works. Pre-Columbian art. Sculpture

Background imageFile Collection: Australia - Victorian Mounted Rifles

Australia - Victorian Mounted Rifles
Victorian Mounted Rifles - Troops of the British Empire series. At the end of the row is the regimental mascot, a real kangaroo!!

Background imageFile Collection: Odd fish by Louis Wain

Odd fish by Louis Wain
Odd fish at the international fisheries exhibtion, South Kensington, 1883. Date: 1883

Background imageFile Collection: Skating in Single File

Skating in Single File. Artist: Anon. Four skaters in single file on a frozen lake Date: circa 1935

Background imageFile Collection: The Narrokar / W H Robinson

The Narrokar / W H Robinson
Many English lanes were designed only to accommodate the solitary horseman and most large modern cars are liable to get stuck in them (very humiliating for the driver)

Background imageFile Collection: Waiting for transports - Burma - 1944

Waiting for transports - Burma - 1944
British, West Africans and Gurkhas, the backbone of Wingates Burma Jungle forces, wait at the ramps to file into transports or gliders for the forward movement to Broadway

Background imageFile Collection: A line of convicts

A line of convicts
Hard Lines ! - a row of rather brutal-looking American convicts in green prison attire march in a line

Background imageFile Collection: Lear / Nonsense / The Nile

Lear / Nonsense / The Nile
There was an Old Man of the Nile, who sharpened his nails with a file, Till he cut out his thumbs, and said calmly, This comes of sharpening ones nails with a file! Date: First published: 1846

Background imageFile Collection: Various tools used in cartwrights trade

Various tools used in cartwrights trade
Various tools used in the cartwrights trade, including a mallet, a hatchet, a file, a plane and a set square



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