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Background imageFinger Collection: Palmistry map of the hand

Palmistry map of the hand
A palmistry map of the hand, labelling the different areas

Background imageFinger Collection: Kitchener Poster - Your Country Needs You

Kitchener Poster - Your Country Needs You
Poster, Britons - (Kitchener) wants YOU. Join your countrys army. The classic World War One recruitment poster designed by Alfred Leete. circa 1916

Background imageFinger Collection: Nelson outlining his battle plans for Trafalgar, 1805

Nelson outlining his battle plans for Trafalgar, 1805
This picture illustrates the famous incident when Nelson, visiting Lord Sidmouth five weeks before Trafalgar, dipped a finger in the port and sketched his plan for the expected battle

Background imageFinger Collection: Kitchener Poster C. 1915

Kitchener Poster C. 1915
Your Country Needs You This direct and graphic recruitment poster featuring Lord Kitchener, aimed to command and inspire

Background imageFinger Collection: Ww1 Kitchener Recruiting

Ww1 Kitchener Recruiting
KITCHENER POSTER Recruitment poster featuring Kitchener : " You are the man I want"

Background imageFinger Collection: Sacred Heart of Jesus

Sacred Heart of Jesus
Jesus holds his sacred heart in one hand, raises a pointing finger with the other, warning you not to misbehave

Background imageFinger Collection: Angerona Goddess

Angerona Goddess
A Roman goddess of obscure attributes : depicted here with finger to lips, she is also represented with her mouth bound, so there are connotations of secrecy

Background imageFinger Collection: Ww1 / C 1915 / Kitchener Pos

Ww1 / C 1915 / Kitchener Pos
KITCHENER POSTER " Your Country Needs You" The striking recruitment poster featuring Lord Kitchener

Background imageFinger Collection: Boxing for Ladies 1886

Boxing for Ladies 1886
The modern girl taught to prefer a bout with the gloves to a scratch with her finger nails

Background imageFinger Collection: Sleeping Beauty pricks her finger by Arthur Rackham

Sleeping Beauty pricks her finger by Arthur Rackham
The crucial moment in the story of Sleeping Beauty when Beauty pricks her finger on a spinning wheel thus sending her to sleep for a number of years

Background imageFinger Collection: Whos Absent; Wwi Poster

Whos Absent; Wwi Poster
Recruitment poster for the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, designed to shame the viewer into joining up. John Bull demands: Whos absent? Is it you?

Background imageFinger Collection: Nun looking at the camera

Nun looking at the camera, with her finger covering her lips as if in a conspiracy of silence. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageFinger Collection: Britannia and Eve magazine, August 1940

Britannia and Eve magazine, August 1940
Front cover illustration featuring a smiling woman, clasping her hands with joy and thinking very happy thoughts. She wears a orange silk dress, bright red lipstick and her hair in finger waves

Background imageFinger Collection: Music cover, On the Good Ship Lollipop, Shirley Temple

Music cover, On the Good Ship Lollipop, Shirley Temple
Music cover, On the Good Ship Lollipop, words and music by Sidney Clare and Richard A Whiting, as sung by Shirley Temple in the film Bright Eyes. 1934

Background imageFinger Collection: Caricature of Harry Paulton and Johns Clarke, actors

Caricature of Harry Paulton and Johns Clarke, actors
Caricature of Harry Paulton (1842-1917) and Johns Clarke (1833-1899), actors -- The Two Dromios (of Ephesus and Syracuse respectively)

Background imageFinger Collection: Mr Pastry, aka Richard Hearne, with lion

Mr Pastry, aka Richard Hearne, with lion
Mr Pastry, aka the comic actor Richard Hearne (1908-1979), with a lion. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageFinger Collection: County Cricket Match in 1939 - a wicket for Gover of Surrey

County Cricket Match in 1939 - a wicket for Gover of Surrey
County Cricket Match at the Oval in 1939 - a wicket has just fallen, caught behind. The bowler appears to be the Surrey player Alf Gover. Date: 1939

Background imageFinger Collection: Chinese Doctor / Ca 1915

Chinese Doctor / Ca 1915
A Chinese doctor feels the pulse of an aristocratic patient with exceedingly long finger nails

Background imageFinger Collection: Poster advertising the Daily Herald

Poster advertising the Daily Herald, with a large pointing finger

Background imageFinger Collection: Silhouette, To Have a Finger in the Pie

Silhouette, To Have a Finger in the Pie
To Have a Finger in the Pie -- silhouette of a man in a tall hat (probably a chef) tasting a pie

Background imageFinger Collection: Tubercular syphilis symptoms on the body

Tubercular syphilis symptoms on the body
Syphilitic tubercules on the torso and arms 1, and suppurating tubercular syphilide on the face.Chromolithograph by T. Sinclaire from Freeman J. Bumsteads Atlas of Venereal Diseases, Henry C

Background imageFinger Collection: 19th century classical figurehead

19th century classical figurehead
MARITIME: An extremely impressive rare pair of European 19th century treen stern figureheads in the form of a male and female dressed in Classical clothing

Background imageFinger Collection: Cartoon, Quoth the Raven, David Lloyd George

Cartoon, Quoth the Raven, David Lloyd George
Cartoon, Quoth the Raven, with Prime Minister David Lloyd George surrounded by people pointing the finger at him. Date: 1919

Background imageFinger Collection: Turkey. Janissaries

Turkey. Janissaries
Ottoman Empire. Turkey. Janissaries. Engraving by Lemaitre, Lalaisse and Chaillot. Historia de Turquia by Joseph Marie Jouannin (1783-1844) and Jules Van Gaver, 1840

Background imageFinger Collection: Portrait Of An Old Man

Portrait Of An Old Man
A portrait painting of an older, bearded man, holding up his finger as if in a state of lecturing or disappointment, he holds a vegetable in his other hand. Date: circa 1600s

Background imageFinger Collection: The Dreamer

The Dreamer
A portrait painting of a young figure, with short black hair, seated, holding her little finger to her mouth. Her eyes are staring without a direct focus, in a day dream. Date: 1879

Background imageFinger 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 imageFinger Collection: New York police identifying criminals

New York police identifying criminals using different methods, known as the Bertillon System. Face and head measurement were taken to ensure identity

Background imageFinger Collection: Turkey. Janissaries. Engraving, 19th century

Turkey. Janissaries. Engraving, 19th century
Ottoman Empire. Turkey. Janissaries. Engraving by Lemaitre, Lalaisse and Chaillot. Historia de Turquia by Joseph Marie Jouannin (1783-1844) and Jules Van Gaver, 1840. Date: 2018

Background imageFinger Collection: Antonio Ricardos (1727-1794), 1794, by Goya

Antonio Ricardos (1727-1794), 1794, by Goya
Antonio Ricardos (1727-1794). Spanish military. Portrait by Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828), 1794. San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Madrid. Spain. Date: 2019

Background imageFinger Collection: Du Poissey Anecdotes

Du Poissey Anecdotes
An illustration belonging to Du Poissey Anecdotes, by Hugh McCrae, showing a rotund naval officer, pointing his finger. Date: circa 1924

Background imageFinger Collection: My Word! We caught THIS wandering here

My Word! We caught THIS wandering here. Two young women mock a rather daft-looking young man, possibly trying to use his facial dexterity to gain their attention/affection?! Date: 1910

Background imageFinger Collection: Courtier Duke Beggar Woman Child Crown Leaves

Courtier Duke Beggar Woman Child Crown Leaves
courtier, Duke, beggar, woman, child, crown, leaves, finger, handcolored, engraving, Chretien, Mechel, Hans, Holbein, Triumph, Death, original, drawing, Peter, Paul, Rubens, skeleton, history

Background imageFinger Collection: Prescott John Leslie Baron Labour Socialist Socialism

Prescott John Leslie Baron Labour Socialist Socialism
prescott, john, leslie, baron, labour, socialist, socialism, politics, political, politician, government, minister, speaking, microphone, microphones, conference, hand, gesture, pointing, finger

Background imageFinger Collection: Cyril Smith and David Steel, Liberal politicians

Cyril Smith and David Steel, Liberal politicians
Sir Cyril Smith (1928-2010), British Liberal Party politician, MP for Rochdale, Lancashire from 1972 until he retired in 1992

Background imageFinger Collection: Michael Foot, Labour politician and writer

Michael Foot, Labour politician and writer
Michael Foot (Michael Mackintosh Foot, 1913-2010), British Labour politician and writer, Leader of the Opposition 1980-1983, CND supporter

Background imageFinger Collection: David Owen Anthony Llewellyn Baron 1938 British

David Owen Anthony Llewellyn Baron 1938 British
david, owen, anthony, llewellyn, baron, 1938, british, politician, politics, political, foreign, secretary, minister, 1977, 1979, labour, socialist, socialism, government, founded, founder, sdp

Background imageFinger Collection: Seller of melons, Egypt

Seller of melons, Egypt
Man selling melons at train station in Egypt. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageFinger Collection: Order of Good Templars - Deaf Dancers

Order of Good Templars - Deaf Dancers
A card featuring the deaf finger alphabet and Scottish dancers from Glasgows Langside School for the Deaf. It was issued following a dispute between a Glasgow branch of the Independent Order of Good

Background imageFinger Collection: Comic postcard, bald-headed man in church Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, bald-headed man in church Date: 20th century

Background imageFinger Collection: English gentleman at the tomb of Petrarchs muse, Laura

English gentleman at the tomb of Petrarchs muse, Laura de Sade, Laure des Noves, in the Chapelle des Sade, convent of the Cordeliers, Avignon. At the tomb of Laura

Background imageFinger Collection: A trio of Dolly Tree suits in Third Finger, Left Hand (1940)

A trio of Dolly Tree suits in Third Finger, Left Hand (1940) with Ann Morriss on the left (in black suit) and Myrna Loy on the right (grey suit). Date: 1940

Background imageFinger Collection: Myrna Loy in Third Finger Left Hand (1940)

Myrna Loy in Third Finger Left Hand (1940)
Costume design by Dolly Tree for Myrna Loy in Third Finger Left Hand (1940) for a lovely hostess gown perfect for an evening at home

Background imageFinger Collection: Men playing the ancient game of Morra, Italy

Men playing the ancient game of Morra, Italy. It involves one player extending their hand, with any number of fingers, and the other player calling out a number

Background imageFinger Collection: Finger poppy mallow, Callirhoe digitata

Finger poppy mallow, Callirhoe digitata (Digitate leaved nuttallia, Nuttallia digitata). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Bailey after a botanical illustration by Edward Dalton Smith from Robert

Background imageFinger Collection: Balancing acts, 14th century

Balancing acts, 14th century
Girl balancing swords while held on a board by two men, 14th century (top), man balancing a lance on his nose, a sword on his finger, a wheel on his shoulder

Background imageFinger Collection: Kidney vetch or ladies finger, Anthyllis vulneraria

Kidney vetch or ladies finger, Anthyllis vulneraria. Handcoloured copperplate engraving after an illustration by James Sowerby from James Smiths English Botany, London, 1793

Background imageFinger Collection: Anatomy of the human nose, mouth and finger

Anatomy of the human nose, mouth and finger
Anatomy of the human nose, mouth, tongue, jaw and teeth, showing the senses of taste, smell and touch. Lithograph from Lorenz Okens Universal Natural History



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