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Background imageFlat Collection: An Ideal Home No. II. The Folding Garden

An Ideal Home No. II. The Folding Garden
This folding garden for flat dwellers with a love of open-air life will appeal to all householders who enjoy rustic amenities in a urban setting. The second of the Ideal Home designs by W

Background imageFlat Collection: Flat Earth map of the world showing it to be a plane

Flat Earth map of the world showing it to be a plane
A MAP OF THE WORLD SHOWING IT TO BE A PLANE - and those of us who suppose it to be a globe are clearly mistaken. Date: 1893

Background imageFlat Collection: Dry Stone Walling

Dry Stone Walling
Two working class men in flat caps build a dry stone wall together at Galashiel, Selkirkshire, Scotland

Background imageFlat Collection: An Ideal Home No. IV. Top-Floor Chicken Farm by William Heat

An Ideal Home No. IV. Top-Floor Chicken Farm by William Heat
The beauty and simplicity of this solution of the problem of how to keep chickens in the top floor of the bijou flat will appeal to readers who like to get as much as possible for their rent

Background imageFlat Collection: The Favourite Wins by H. M. Bateman

The Favourite Wins by H. M. Bateman
Humorous illustration by H.M. Bateman showing a reversal of roles. A group of jockeys in different coloured silks sprint for the finishing post while excitable horses in the stands cheer on the winner

Background imageFlat Collection: Norman Wisdom / Rank

Norman Wisdom / Rank
NORMAN WISDOM British slapstick comedian on film, stage and TV

Background imageFlat Collection: David Bryant with Pipe

David Bryant with Pipe
David Bryant, CBE, bowls legend; a trout-fishing, pipe- smoking man of Somerset who is regarded as the greatest player in the history of the sport

Background imageFlat 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 imageFlat Collection: Accrington Stanley FC football team 1936

Accrington Stanley FC football team 1936. Back row: Kerr, Robinson, Wilson, Gill, Ivill, Treanor, Hacking (Manager), Brennand (Trainer)

Background imageFlat Collection: Group photo, Millwall Athletic football team

Group photo, Millwall Athletic football team
Millwall Athletic football team for the 1895-1896 season, including Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary and Trainer, as well as the players themselves. circa 1895

Background imageFlat Collection: GWR navvies, Treffgarne, Pembrokeshire, South Wales

GWR navvies, Treffgarne, Pembrokeshire, South Wales
A group of ten Great Western Railway navvies working on the Treffgarne railway at Nant Y Coy, Pembrokeshire, Dyfed, South Wales

Background imageFlat Collection: Depiction of a flat planet Earth

Depiction of a flat planet Earth, with curious little wheels for the ships to go round without (hopefully) falling off into space

Background imageFlat Collection: Picking coal from waste tip during 1921 strike, South Wales

Picking coal from waste tip during 1921 strike, South Wales
Three men picking coal from a local colliery waste tip during the 1921 strike, South Wales

Background imageFlat Collection: The Mole Catcher

The Mole Catcher
The mole catcher sets off, laden with his home-made traps, Burtersett, Wensleydale, Yorkshire, England

Background imageFlat Collection: Splitting Slates

Splitting Slates
A workman uses a hammer and chisel to split slates in the biggest slate quarry in the world at Blaenau Ffestiniog, Merionethshire, Wales

Background imageFlat Collection: Street Accordionists

Street Accordionists
Selected from the ranks of Londons street artists, these musicians perform on the kerb for a BBC broadcast

Background imageFlat Collection: Electric Chainsaw

Electric Chainsaw
Two men, possibly the foreman and an assistant, using an electric Damarm Chain Saw to saw up a huge tree trunk. Date: 1930s

Background imageFlat Collection: Street scene in Porthgain, Pembrokeshire, South Wales

Street scene in Porthgain, Pembrokeshire, South Wales
A street scene in the coastal village of Porthgain, Pembrokeshire, South Wales. A middle aged woman stands and smiles at the camera

Background imageFlat Collection: Golfing Woman 1907

Golfing Woman 1907
A modern sporty girl wears a gored skirt, blouse with detachable all-round collar worn with a tie, a large flat cap & a broad belt to accentuate her tiny waist

Background imageFlat Collection: Threshing Wheat

Threshing Wheat
Men threshing wheat at a farm near Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England, using a Surrells patent compound steam traction engine (mounted on springs)

Background imageFlat Collection: Poster advertising Pollards Storefitters

Poster advertising Pollards Storefitters, showing workmen busy with their carpentry. 20th century

Background imageFlat Collection: Peabody Buildings / 1866

Peabody Buildings / 1866
Residential housing: flats in the Peabody Buildings in Spitalfields, London Date: 1866

Background imageFlat Collection: A Bristol Boxkite under test at Filton

A Bristol Boxkite under test at Filton. Stanley White stands with his back to the camera wearing a flat cap and long overcoat. The site is now covered by the Filton Works Lab and Odeon

Background imageFlat Collection: NFS training / instructional photo, use of hose, WW2

NFS training / instructional photo, use of hose, WW2
How not to make a length of rolled up hose flat -- dont jump on it!

Background imageFlat Collection: Gamekeeper taking aim, his dog at his side

Gamekeeper taking aim, his dog at his side
A gamekeeper in a field, taking aim with his shotgun, his dog sitting calmly at his side. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageFlat Collection: Crew of a Scottish purse seiner, Falmouth, Cornwall

Crew of a Scottish purse seiner, Falmouth, Cornwall
The crew of a Scottish purse seiner, at Falmouth, Cornwall. A seine net is usually a long flat net like a fence, with weights on it, which catches the fish by encircling them. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageFlat Collection: Two men shooting in Scotland

Two men shooting in Scotland, possibly on the Balmoral estate. One of them is wearing a kilt

Background imageFlat Collection: Shooting with gun dogs

Shooting with gun dogs
Two hunters with shotguns stand awaiting the arrival of flying game. Both are wearing traditional hunting garb of tweed and flat caps and are accompanied by their gun dogs

Background imageFlat Collection: Swans in a punt at Henley

Swans in a punt at Henley
A punt load of swans, and two cygnets, about to be transported higher up the River Thames for their safety, in preparation for the annual Henley Regatta in early July

Background imageFlat Collection: Londons First Greyhound Racing at White City by C. E. Turner

Londons First Greyhound Racing at White City by C. E. Turner
Illustration by C.E. Turner depicting the new sport of greyhound racing first staged at Belle Vue in Manchester in 1926 and then shortly afterwards in White City

Background imageFlat Collection: Wurlitzer Mandolin

Wurlitzer Mandolin
Wurlitzers flat-back mandolin outfit Date: 1924

Background imageFlat Collection: Sorting Post 1930S

Sorting Post 1930S
One of the hundreds of groups of auxiliaries at the General Post Office (GPO), dispatching parcels to distant colonies during the usual Christmas postal rush

Background imageFlat Collection: A Group of Flat Fish

A Group of Flat Fish
A group of mixed flat fish: halibut, turbot, flounder, plaice and sole

Background imageFlat Collection: Printing equipment at a German printer s

Printing equipment at a German printer s
A flat-bed press and other printing equipment in a German printers workshop (Buchdruckerwerkstatte)

Background imageFlat Collection: Gus Elen / Spoofer 1905

Gus Elen / Spoofer 1905
GUS ELEN Ernest Augustus Elen) Music hall entertainer

Background imageFlat Collection: Victor Stiebel / Dress

Victor Stiebel / Dress
A fashion design by Victor Stiebel (1907-1976) for a blue paper taffeta cocktail dress. The diaphragm is swathed with darker shaded taffeta, which falls in two flat panels

Background imageFlat Collection: Ale Cures the Flu

Ale Cures the Flu
Two men, one in a flat cap, the other in a bowler hat, drinking glasses of ale, while looking at the punning pub sign: Try Our Old Ale: knocks the L out of FLU

Background imageFlat Collection: Sorting Post 1930S

Sorting Post 1930S
A postal worker at the General Post Office (GPO), at Mount Pleasant, north London, sorts out parcels on a conveyor belt in the warehouse

Background imageFlat Collection: Covent Garden Market

Covent Garden Market
COVENT GARDEN Early morning; a 21 year-old chap (Alfred John Lewis) in a flat cap, stands surrounded by baskets and crates of apples, fruit and vegetables

Background imageFlat Collection: Old Smithy at Branscombe, near Sidmouth, Devon

Old Smithy at Branscombe, near Sidmouth, Devon, with a horse having a hoof inspected. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageFlat Collection: Dipping plaice in batter - Fish & Chip Shop, Morecambe

Dipping plaice in batter - Fish & Chip Shop, Morecambe
The owner/proprietor dipping plaice (or another type of flat fish) into a ceramic pot of batter in a Fish & Chip Shop, Morecambe, Lancashire, before placing into the hot fat fryer behind

Background imageFlat Collection: Joseph Lyne (Ignatius)

Joseph Lyne (Ignatius)
JOSEPH LEYCESTER LYNE known as Father Ignatius controversial Welsh churchman, founded monastery at Llanthony, believed in flat earth, etc. Date: 1837 - 1908

Background imageFlat Collection: Kaufmann Lady Cycle Troupe

Kaufmann Lady Cycle Troupe refined trick cyclists. One bicycle in photograph with the lady cyclists wearing ruched shorts to the knee, long sleeved blouses, tights and flat shoes

Background imageFlat Collection: The Sketch travel number front cover 1956

The Sketch travel number front cover 1956
Front cover of The Sketch magazines travel number featuring a dapper couple, her in a roomy red coat and head scarf, he in tweed suit and flat cap, about to board a plane to, no doubt

Background imageFlat Collection: Leek Show winners

Leek Show winners
Two prize winners at a Leek Show displaying their impressive vegetables alongside a couple of equally impressive mantel clocks, presumably their prizes

Background imageFlat Collection: Advert for Redcliffe Crown Galvanized Iron 1888

Advert for Redcliffe Crown Galvanized Iron 1888
Advertisement in a trade book for 1888, Redcliffe Crown, galvanized corrugated iron sheets for roofs. 1888

Background imageFlat Collection: Town crier, St Marys, Scilly Isles

Town crier, St Marys, Scilly Isles
The local town crier, Wilfred Tonkin, on St Mary s, Scilly Isles. Seen here announcing the fact that the Prime Minister, Harold Wilson, has taken up residence in his holiday bungalow

Background imageFlat Collection: Newspaper Seller 1933

Newspaper Seller 1933
A newspaper seller in a flat cap and overcoat stands next to his stall on Wednesday, March 1st, 1933. Headlines include The Times: The Arms Embargo - Geneva Comment and Dictatorship in Germany



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