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Background imageFireside Collection: The Ghost Story by Alfred Bestall

The Ghost Story by Alfred Bestall
A family sit in the dark by a blazing fire, rigid with fear while listening to a ghost story told by an aged relative. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to them, the sceptre of a medieval knight

Background imageFireside Collection: This Weeks Woggles! XV. - Affection by Cecil Aldin

This Weeks Woggles! XV. - Affection by Cecil Aldin
Number XV in a series of illustration by artist Cecil Aldin starring his pet Sealyham Terrier, Woggles. Here, Woggles enjoys a little snack slipped to him by his female owner who sits in an armchair

Background imageFireside Collection: Mr Micawber makes Punch - David Copperfield, Charles Dickens

Mr Micawber makes Punch - David Copperfield, Charles Dickens Date: circa 1910s

Background imageFireside Collection: A Cat and Dog Life by George Studdy

A Cat and Dog Life by George Studdy
Bonzo finds that sharing life with the household cat bears out the old phrase - a cat-and-dog life. Bonzo, the cartoon canine creation of artist George Studdy in The Sketch

Background imageFireside Collection: Dickens / Haunted / Fp

Dickens / Haunted / Fp
THE HAUNTED MAN the unhappy haunted man of the title gazes into the fire, while his own ghost lurks behind him

Background imageFireside Collection: The Monkey and the Cat

The Monkey and the Cat
THE MONKEY AND THE CAT A monkey persuades a cat to steal chestnuts roasting on the fire; the monkey eats the nuts and the cat gets the blame

Background imageFireside Collection: Couple by the Fireside

Couple by the Fireside - Colour illustration of a couple relaxing by the fireside. Artist: John Alonzo Williams. Date: 1929

Background imageFireside Collection: Sandford Cottage, Kilmany, Fife

Sandford Cottage, Kilmany, Fife
A pair of photographs showing an exterior view of Sandford Cottage from the north, and it's interior hall fireside. The Arts and Crafts style home is situated in Kilmany, Fife, Scotland

Background imageFireside Collection: Advert, W H Smith, Ideas for Yuletide Gifts

Advert, W H Smith, Ideas for Yuletide Gifts Date: 1911

Background imageFireside Collection: Woman at home with baby elephant Date: circa 1960s

Woman at home with baby elephant Date: circa 1960s

Background imageFireside Collection: WW1 poster, Debout dans la tranchee (Standing in the trench) - A French soldier in the dawn light

WW1 poster, Debout dans la tranchee (Standing in the trench) - A French soldier in the dawn light, dreaming of victory and his own fireside - he can be sure of victory, and return home

Background imageFireside Collection: Original Artwork - Family around the fire on Christmas day

Original Artwork - Family around the fire on Christmas day
Original Artwork - Family sitting around an open fire on Christmas day, with a holly wreath hanging above the hearth. Date: circa 1937

Background imageFireside Collection: WW1 poster, Debout dans la tranchee (Standing in the trench)

WW1 poster, Debout dans la tranchee (Standing in the trench) - A French soldier in the dawn light, dreaming of victory and his own fireside - he can be sure of victory, and return home

Background imageFireside Collection: The Old Homestead by Denman Thompson, Tellers Broadway Theatre, New York, USA

The Old Homestead by Denman Thompson, Tellers Broadway Theatre, New York, USA. Written in 1885, this production was taking place 26 years later. Date: circa 1911

Background imageFireside Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Monday Night at Eight

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Monday Night at Eight
Even though the war is over, coal rationing continued so the fire is unlikely to be lit. The caption Monday night at Eight refers to a regular entertainment show broadcast by the BBC Home Service

Background imageFireside Collection: Railways locomotives, 1870-1886

Railways locomotives, 1870-1886
North Eastern, Lancashire & Yorkshire, North Staffordshire and South Staffordshire Railways locomotives, 1870-1886. Each illustrated with key details/measurements for the engines

Background imageFireside Collection: Two women chatting at the fireside

Two women chatting at the fireside. 1926

Background imageFireside Collection: Children by the fireside

Children by the fireside
Victorian children warming themselves by the fireside. 1900

Background imageFireside Collection: Childrens bedtime

Childrens bedtime
Two young girls and their cat dozing by the fireside. Artist: Honor Appleton Date: 1920s

Background imageFireside Collection: Carol singers in snow, cosy fireside

Carol singers in snow, cosy fireside
Decorative Christmas frieze, Carol singers in the snow, and a cosy fireside

Background imageFireside Collection: Cartoon, Miss-Ann-Thropy

Cartoon, Miss-Ann-Thropy. 19th century

Background imageFireside Collection: Cat and dog outside and inside a house on a Christmas card

Cat and dog outside and inside a house on a Christmas card
Cat and dog waiting at a door on a Christmas card, with indoor scenes including a cosy fireside. (2 of 2) Date: circa 1890s

Background imageFireside Collection: Domestic scene with woman, baby and two boys at a table

Domestic scene with woman, baby and two boys at a table
Domestic scene with a woman, a baby and two boys at a table. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageFireside Collection: My Mothers Bible -- mother and son

My Mothers Bible -- mother and son, When I stood at mothers knee. (1 of 4) Date: circa 1890s

Background imageFireside Collection: Home Sweet Home -- happy domestic scene

Home Sweet Home -- happy domestic scene, How sweet it is to sit beneath a fond fathers smile. (1 of 5) Date: circa 1890s

Background imageFireside Collection: Girls - Fireside Rocking

Girls - Fireside Rocking
Three girls in their rocking seat by the fireside. Date: 1881

Background imageFireside Collection: CHILDREN / FIRESIDE 1893

CHILDREN / FIRESIDE 1893
Four children sitting by the fireside. Date: circa 1893

Background imageFireside Collection: Old woman spinning in her cottage

Old woman spinning in her cottage
An old cottage woman spins with a distaff at her fireside. Date: circa 17th century

Background imageFireside Collection: Children, fireside, toys

Children, fireside, toys
A boy, two girls and their dog sit by the fireside with all their playthings. Date: 1893

Background imageFireside Collection: Cinderella, a pantomime, Royal Artillery Theatre, Woolwich

Cinderella, a pantomime, Royal Artillery Theatre, Woolwich, SE London. 1905

Background imageFireside Collection: Cosy scene with cat and fireplace on a greetings card

Cosy scene with cat and fireplace on a greetings card
Cosy scene with cat sleeping in front of a fireplace on a cutout greetings card. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageFireside Collection: Roman Catholic family, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Roman Catholic family, Belfast, Northern Ireland -- a woman with three children sitting by the fireside. Date: 1969

Background imageFireside Collection: Young woman in evening dress

Young woman in evening dress
Young woman in full length evening dress, sitting by the fireside. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageFireside Collection: Four cats and kittens on a Christmas card

Four cats and kittens on a Christmas card, drinking milk from bowls by the fireside. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageFireside Collection: Children by a kitchen hearth

Children by a kitchen hearth
Two children and a dog pictured gazing at the burning embers of a fire in a kitchen inglenook. Other kitchen furniture and equipment include an armchair, bellows and a basket of vegetables

Background imageFireside Collection: Modes et Travaux 1930

Modes et Travaux 1930
Art deco style woman in navy blue dress and matching hat poses by a fireside Date: 1930

Background imageFireside Collection: Fireside Cat & Kittens

Fireside Cat & Kittens
A tabby cat sits by the fire with her kittens

Background imageFireside Collection: The Fortune Teller by J. R. Skelton

The Fortune Teller by J. R. Skelton
Four girls sit by the fire in their nightwear as one of them predicts the future - perhaps who they will marry - by consulting some playing cards. Date: 1914

Background imageFireside Collection: Cinderella Flyer for the Theatre Royal in Darwen, Lancashire

Cinderella Flyer for the Theatre Royal in Darwen, Lancashire
Left-hand side of the front of a four-page flyer for the Theatre Royal in Darwen on 23rd December 1912. Mlle. De Rose Presents Her First Grand, Gorgeous & Comic Pantomime

Background imageFireside Collection: Home scene - couple and elderly parents

Home scene - couple and elderly parents
A young woman and her husband look at a book in the home of her elderly parents. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageFireside Collection: Cinderella by Walter and Frederick Melville

Cinderella by Walter and Frederick Melville
Cinderella, produced by brothers Walter (1875-1937)and Frederick Melville (1877-1938), at the Princes Theatre, on 26th December 1912. The artist is E. P Kinsella. Date: 1912

Background imageFireside Collection: Greetings card, Distant or Near, Old Friends are Dear

Greetings card, Distant or Near, Old Friends are Dear. circa 1905

Background imageFireside Collection: Poorly puppy by the fire - His First Trouble by G E Studdy

Poorly puppy by the fire - His First Trouble by G E Studdy
His First Trouble by G E Studdy - A poorly puppy, wrapped up warm by the fire staring across to his medicine on the hearth with apprehension. Date: 1912

Background imageFireside Collection: Who said Liar? Confident young chap tells a likely fib

Who said Liar? Confident young chap tells a likely fib
Who Said Liar? - A red-faced rather-awkward-looking young chaps tells a rather tall tale: " And Bai Jove She fell in love with me on the spot, Doncherknow" ! Date: 1910

Background imageFireside Collection: Nursery Rhymes - Her son comes home

Nursery Rhymes - Her son comes home
Her son comes home - Woman by fireside - man in top hat and coat leaning on chair. Part of Box 52 Boswell collection. Nursery Rhymes. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageFireside Collection: Roman Catholic family, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Roman Catholic family, Belfast, Northern Ireland -- a woman with three children sitting by the fireside. Date: 1969

Background imageFireside Collection: Phyllis Dare as Cinderella

Phyllis Dare as Cinderella
Phyllis Dare (1890 1975), English actres in the role of Cinderella Date: 1900s



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