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Background imageFormidable Collection: German Massage Parlour

German Massage Parlour
Greetings from the Massage Parlour ! A young lady in spotty swimwear is treated (rather vigourously I would imagine) by a rather solid-looking Masseuse, who is kneading away at knots

Background imageFormidable Collection: Viking on British Shore

Viking on British Shore
A formidable Viking warrior stands on a British shore, with a longship behind him

Background imageFormidable Collection: H. M. S. Formidable

H. M. S. Formidable
H.M.S.Formidable, an Illustrious class aircraft carrier of the British Royal Navy, launched in 1939 and commissioned in November 1940

Background imageFormidable Collection: Training Ship Formidable, Portishead, Bristol

Training Ship Formidable, Portishead, Bristol
The Training Ship Formidable, moored in the Bristol Channel at Portishead, was established in 1869 as an Industrial Training establishment

Background imageFormidable Collection: Horus-Seth (2)

Horus-Seth (2)
In some of his many forms, the falcon-god Horus takes on the attributes of other deities : here he is as HORUS-SETH, adding Seths formidable powers to his own

Background imageFormidable Collection: Danish medium Anna Rasmussen

Danish medium Anna Rasmussen
Undated photograph of the Danish medium Anna Rasmussen (1898 - ?), author of automatic scripts

Background imageFormidable Collection: Bathing Machine 1900

Bathing Machine 1900
A rather formidable looking lady stands on the steps of a bathing machine at Walton-on- the-Naze, Essex, England, probably wondering if its to chilly for a dip in the sea

Background imageFormidable Collection: HMS Formidable 67

HMS Formidable 67
Royal Navy - HMS Formidable 67, an Illustrious-class aircraft carrier entering Valletta harbour in June 1946. Date: 1946

Background imageFormidable Collection: British battleship, HMS Formidable

British battleship, HMS Formidable, pre-dreadnought, launched in 1898. Date: early 20th century

Background imageFormidable Collection: H. M. Aircraft Carrier Formidable, naval ships

H. M. Aircraft Carrier Formidable, naval ships
H.M. Aircraft Carrier Formidable, naval ships by A. F. D. Bannister

Background imageFormidable Collection: The Trenches of Death Museum by the River Izjer, Dixmuide

The Trenches of Death Museum by the River Izjer, Dixmuide
The Trenches of Death formed a Belgian defensive line along the west bank of the River Izjer which was pivotal in preventing the Germans breaking through to the Channel Ports

Background imageFormidable Collection: No Hanky-Panky! The Handkerchief as a weapon

No Hanky-Panky! The Handkerchief as a weapon
A series of photographs from The Sketch showing, the gentle mouchoir as a formidable weapon...for wiping the floor with an opponent. Date: 1911

Background imageFormidable Collection: FORTUNE TELLER

FORTUNE TELLER
A formidable 17th century fortune teller inspires concern among her clientele Date: 17th century

Background imageFormidable Collection: Spain - A Lady from Andalusia

Spain - A Lady from Andalusia
Spain - A Lady from the autonomous community of Andalusia, in traditional costume and tucking into a bottle of something strong, not unlike herself... Date: circa 1910s

Background imageFormidable Collection: Captain Loxley of the Formidable, WW1 bravery

Captain Loxley of the Formidable, WW1 bravery
Clear Off - Submarines About: Captain Loxley of the Royal Navy, his terrier Bruce by his side, pictured giving his last order to another ship, warning of the danger of torpedoes

Background imageFormidable Collection: Gorilla and Victim

Gorilla and Victim
The gorilla does not go out of its way to attack men: but if it is itself attacked, it is a formidable foe. Date: 1870

Background imageFormidable Collection: Stern and formidable older woman walking down London street

Stern and formidable older woman walking down London street Date: 1936

Background imageFormidable Collection: Formidable Syrian Dancer with pet white dog

Formidable Syrian Dancer with pet white dog. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageFormidable Collection: The Mother-in-Laws dog

The Mother-in-Laws dog. A grand (and rather formidable) M-i-L strides out on an Autumnal day with her snooty pug leading the way. Date: 1903

Background imageFormidable Collection: German Post Office

German Post Office
A rather formidable looking well-to-do lady demands service at a German post office. The manager looks displeased and his assistant wisely keeps his head down. Date: circa 1900

Background imageFormidable Collection: BERNSTORFF (1862- 1939)

BERNSTORFF (1862- 1939)
JOHANN HEINRICH BERNSTORFF Count Bernstorff; endeavored to further Woodrow Wilsons attempts at mediation preceding USAs entry into WW1. With (US) wife & daughter Date: 1862 - 1939

Background imageFormidable Collection: Focke Wulf FW 190D-9 -the last of this formidable fight

Focke Wulf FW 190D-9 -the last of this formidable fighter line

Background imageFormidable Collection: A heroine of the war, Lassie of HMS Formidable, WW1

A heroine of the war, Lassie of HMS Formidable, WW1
Lassie, the dog who helped to save the life of a seaman of H.M.S. Formidable by licking his face and warming his body until he moved, and by calling attention to him

Background imageFormidable Collection: Captain Loxley of battleship Formidable & his dog Bruce

Captain Loxley of battleship Formidable & his dog Bruce
Portrait of Captain Loxley, in command of the battleship Formidable which was sunk by a German torpedo in 1915. Also included is a picture of his terrier dog Bruce who reportedly stayed with his

Background imageFormidable Collection: Cartoon, German military staff, before and after, WW1

Cartoon, German military staff, before and after, WW1
Cartoon, the German military staff, looking formidable on horseback, in the spring of 1914 and a year later. Date: 1915

Background imageFormidable Collection: HMS London, British battleship

HMS London, British battleship
HMS London, ex-battleship, after conversion to a mine-layer (in camouflage paint) after removal of main armament - May 1918. Date: circa 1918

Background imageFormidable Collection: Suffragette Favour Womens Suffrage

Suffragette Favour Womens Suffrage. At a meeting, a formidable looking suffragette in a Votes for Women sash, raises the arm of a man next to her

Background imageFormidable Collection: Formidable looking Suffragette

Formidable looking Suffragette. Formidable looking Suffragette in pork pie hat and tie, with Votes for Women flag, with caption, A Merry Xmas. Date: circa 1908

Background imageFormidable Collection: Sketch cover, Captain Loxleys faithful dog, WW1

Sketch cover, Captain Loxleys faithful dog, WW1
Front cover of The Sketch magazine featuring a portrait of Bruce, the faithful Irish terrier belonging to Captain Noel Loxley of H.M.S Formidable

Background imageFormidable Collection: Naval Ironclad - Funny Italian card - Formidable prostitute

Naval Ironclad - Funny Italian card - Formidable prostitute
Corazzata - La Marina Militaire - A Naval Ironclad ! Humorous Italian Postcard of a Formidable woman available at a certain price... Date: circa 1907

Background imageFormidable Collection: Striking Arabian Girl - Morocco

Striking Arabian Girl - Morocco. Note the primitive-form Hamsa (Fatimas hand) amulet, worn throughout the Middle East and North Africa

Background imageFormidable Collection: Souvenir of Scarborough - Lady Cab Driver

Souvenir of Scarborough - Lady Cab Driver
Souvenir of Scarborough - Lady Horse-drawn Cab Driver. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageFormidable Collection: Theatrical Lodging House Keeper who drops her h s

Theatrical Lodging House Keeper who drops her h s
Theatrical Lodging House Keeper: " What name did you say, Sir? Harlton?" Actor (about to take apartment): " No, not Harlton - Arlton." T.L.K: " Oh

Background imageFormidable Collection: A Breton Fishwife

A Breton Fishwife
A very solid and formidable Breton Fishwife from Brittany, France. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageFormidable Collection: HMS Implacable

HMS Implacable - a Formidable-class battleship. She served in World War I and fought at the Dardanelles Date: 1917

Background imageFormidable Collection: Adjutant Stork

Adjutant Stork
A rather formidable-looking Adjutant Stork! Date: 1960s

Background imageFormidable Collection: Initiation of the Buildings Steward

Initiation of the Buildings Steward
The illustrious Brother, if his eyes can bear the brightness, is being shown the three mysterious letters of the formidable triangle. 1890s

Background imageFormidable Collection: Woman in Traditional Cretan Dress

Woman in Traditional Cretan Dress - from the Anogia district of Crete

Background imageFormidable Collection: Captain Arther N. Loxley, H. M.s Formidable

Captain Arther N. Loxley, H. M.s Formidable
Captain Arther N. Loxley, H.M.S Formidable

Background imageFormidable Collection: G L Jessop - Cricketer

G L Jessop - Cricketer
Gilbert L Jessop - Gloucestershire and England cricketer. Played for his country between 1899 and 1912). A formidable batsman and cover-point

Background imageFormidable Collection: Coup : Thiers Arrested

Coup : Thiers Arrested
Adolphe Thiers, Napoleons most formidable political opponent, is arrested by troops loyal to Napoleon

Background imageFormidable Collection: Coup : Cavaignac Arrest

Coup : Cavaignac Arrest
General Cavaignac, one of Napoleons most formidable political opponents, is arrested by troops loyal to Napoleon

Background imageFormidable Collection: Coup: Changarnier Arrest

Coup: Changarnier Arrest
General Changarnier, one of Napoleons most formidable political opponents, is roused from bed and arrested in his nightshirt by troops loyal to Napoleon

Background imageFormidable Collection: Mastiff (Reinagle)

Mastiff (Reinagle)
A formidable-looking mastiff on a long chain guards a carpenters works on the south bank of the Thames

Background imageFormidable Collection: Wilhelm Ii / Grand Pose

Wilhelm Ii / Grand Pose
WILHELM II GERMAN ROYALTY German Emperor in majestic pose

Background imageFormidable Collection: Ludwig Ii / Schachinger

Ludwig Ii / Schachinger
KING LUDWIG II OF BAVARIA Reigned from March 1864 until June 1886

Background imageFormidable Collection: Gladstone Vs Land League

Gladstone Vs Land League
THE IRISH DEVIL-FISH " The Creature is formidable but there is a way of resisting it..(it) is vulnerable through the head"

Background imageFormidable Collection: Brit Museum Greco-Roman

Brit Museum Greco-Roman
The newly-opened Greco-Roman Saloon, a rather formidable array of classical statuary



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