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Gesture Collection

Background imageGesture Collection: Fidel Castro - Speech

Fidel Castro - Speech
FIDEL CASTRO - President of Cuba giving a speech in Havana in August 1993. *UNAVAILABLE FOR USE IN ASIA AT PRESENT*

Background imageGesture Collection: George Whitefield preaching at Moorfields Fair, 1742

George Whitefield preaching at Moorfields Fair, 1742
George Whitefield(1714-1770), nonconformist preacher, depicted preaching under difficult circumstances at Moorfields Fair on Whit Monday, 1742. 1742

Background imageGesture Collection: Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers - still from the Radio Picture Ltd production Shall We Dance?

Background imageGesture Collection: Zeus / Jupiter

Zeus / Jupiter
Zeus (Jupiter) and Hera (Juno) sit with his eagle, visited by Poseidon (Neptune) Hermes (Mercury) and his son (by Alkmene, not Hera, hence her gesture) Herakles

Background imageGesture Collection: Royal Air Force Display Poster, Hendon

Royal Air Force Display Poster, Hendon, showing a pilot in flying gear, gesturing towards three biplanes in flight. 1934

Background imageGesture Collection: Jem Mace, Boxer

Jem Mace, Boxer
" Gypsy" Jem Mace (1831 - 1910), English champion and known as the " Father of Modern Boxing"

Background imageGesture Collection: Tennis Chivalry 1930S

Tennis Chivalry 1930S
A chivalrous gentleman tennis player bows as he shakes the hand of his attractive female opponent over the net!

Background imageGesture Collection: Womens Rights / Personali

Womens Rights / Personali
CHRISTABEL PANKHURST Womens rights advocate & Suffragette. Daughter of Emiline Pankhurst

Background imageGesture Collection: Jesus of Nazareth

Jesus of Nazareth
JESUS OF NAZARETH with his right hand raised in a blessing gesture

Background imageGesture Collection: Caesar Releases Domitius

Caesar Releases Domitius
Julius Caesar captures his opponent Domitius, but diplomatically releases him as a gesture of conciliation

Background imageGesture 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 imageGesture 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 imageGesture Collection: WWI Poster, The Recruiting Sergeant

WWI Poster, The Recruiting Sergeant
WWI Parliamentary Recruiting Committee Poster, The Recruiting Sergeant, shown beckoning for men to join him. Date: 1915

Background imageGesture Collection: Gabriele d Annunzio in Fiume (now Rijeka, Croatia)

Gabriele d Annunzio in Fiume (now Rijeka, Croatia)
Gabriele d Annunzio (1863-1938) in Fiume (now Rijeka, Croatia), at the time of its occupation (under his leadership) by Italian nationalists

Background imageGesture Collection: Queen Elizabeth II North America visit - with Nixon, 1957

Queen Elizabeth II North America visit - with Nixon, 1957
The royal visit to North America, 1957. Vice president Nixon points out the surrounding landmarks on the steps of the Capitol to Queen Elizabeth II, who looks in the opposite direction. Mrs

Background imageGesture Collection: Two Women Kiss

Two Women Kiss
Two women kiss 1904

Background imageGesture Collection: Music cover, The Torpedo Galop

Music cover, The Torpedo Galop, by Charles d Albert, based on music from Edmond Audrans comic opera, Olivette. 1880

Background imageGesture Collection: Riders, horses and dogs on a New Year card

Riders, horses and dogs on a New Year card
Riders, horses and dogs in a country lane on a New Year card, with a lady riding sidesaddle. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageGesture Collection: The relief at Ekowe

The relief at Ekowe
Lord Chelmsford(1827-1905) riding out to meet Colonel E.K Pearson(1834-1909) about a mile from Fort Ekowe, with troops following

Background imageGesture Collection: Hungary - A Road hog makes insulting gesture to donkey rider

Hungary - A Road hog makes insulting gesture to donkey rider
Comic Postcard - Road Rage - Hungary - A Road hog makes an insulting gesture to a donkey rider who seemingly did not get out of the way fast enough! Date: circa 1917

Background imageGesture Collection: Shirley Kellogg, American actress and singer

Shirley Kellogg, American actress and singer in London Date: circa 1914

Background imageGesture Collection: Giuseppe de Begnis, Italian operatic bass singer

Giuseppe de Begnis, Italian operatic bass singer
Giuseppe de Begnis (1793-1849), Italian operatic bass singer Date: early 19th century

Background imageGesture Collection: Come Aboard the Lifeboat - man gesturing

Come Aboard the Lifeboat - man gesturing Date: 1920

Background imageGesture Collection: Queen Of The Fairies

Queen Of The Fairies
This sculpture shows a ballerina girl standing in an artistic pose, where her torso is bent slightly, with palms facing upwards, almost in a gesture of self protection. Date: circa 1915

Background imageGesture Collection: Spanish Woman

Spanish Woman
A portrait of an unknown travelling Spanish woman, wearing a tasselled shawl, resting her chin on her hand, in a gesture of boredom. Date: circa 1914

Background imageGesture Collection: Maria Kousnietzoff, opera singer

Maria Kousnietzoff, opera singer
Mme Maria Kousnietzoff, opera singer, soprano Date: 1910

Background imageGesture Collection: Emmy Destinn, opera singer

Emmy Destinn, opera singer
Mlle Emmy Destinn, opera singer, soprano Date: 1910

Background imageGesture Collection: Edmond Warnery, opera singer

Edmond Warnery, opera singer, tenor Date: 1910

Background imageGesture Collection: Segismundo Moret y Prendergast (1838-1913). Politician

Segismundo Moret y Prendergast (1838-1913). Politician
Segismundo Moret y Prendergast (1838-1913). Spanish politician. Spain, Madrid. Banquet of the Partido Democratico-Monarquico in the Theater of La Alhambra, November 14, 1881

Background imageGesture Collection: Jose Echegaray y Eizaguirre (1832-1916). Spanish engineer

Jose Echegaray y Eizaguirre (1832-1916). Spanish engineer, playwright, politician and mathematician. Leading of the Spanish dramatist of the last quarter of the 19th century

Background imageGesture Collection: Funerary stele of Sosias and Kephisodoros. 410 BC. Detail

Funerary stele of Sosias and Kephisodoros. 410 BC. Detail
Funerary stele of Sosias and Kephisodoros. Detail of two soldiers. 410 BC. Pentelic marble. Found at Athens, Greece. Pergamon Museum. Berlin. Germany

Background imageGesture Collection: Children campaigning for more nursery places

Children campaigning for more nursery places, 7 July 1979. With them is the Labour MP, Neil Kinnock. As indicated on their badges, some of the children were also campaigning in 1968

Background imageGesture 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 imageGesture Collection: John Prescott, Labour politician

John Prescott, Labour politician
John Prescott (John Leslie Prescott, Baron Prescott, b 1938), Labour politician and government minister, seen here speaking at a conference about the Eurotunnel Project. Date: circa 1990s

Background imageGesture Collection: David Sheppard, Anglican clergyman

David Sheppard, Anglican clergyman
David Sheppard, Bishop of Woolwich (1969-1975) and of Liverpool (1975-1997). Date: circa 1970s

Background imageGesture Collection: Joseph Stalin, Soviet Russian leader

Joseph Stalin, Soviet Russian leader
Joseph Stalin (1878-1953), Soviet Russian leader. Seen here in uniform, waving. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageGesture Collection: Paul Tortelier, French cellist and composer

Paul Tortelier, French cellist and composer
Paul Tortelier (1914-1990), French cellist and composer Date: circa 1970s

Background imageGesture Collection: Jack Straw, Labour MP and government minister

Jack Straw, Labour MP and government minister
Jack Straw (John Whitaker Straw, b 1946), British Labour Party politician, MP and government minister. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageGesture Collection: Tony Benn, Labour politician, giving a speech

Tony Benn, Labour politician, giving a speech
Tony Benn (Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn, formerly 2nd Viscount Stansgate, 1925-2014), Labour politician, former Cabinet Minister and currently President of the Stop the War Coalition

Background imageGesture Collection: Jesse Jackson, American civil rights activist

Jesse Jackson, American civil rights activist
Jesse Jackson (Jesse Louis Jackson Sr, b 1941), American civil rights activist and Baptist minister. Seen here speaking at a press conference. Date: circa 1980s

Background imageGesture Collection: Michael Foot, Labour politician, giving a speech

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

Background imageGesture Collection: REFUGEE IN ENGLAND

REFUGEE IN ENGLAND
Many opponents of Napoleon's regime take refuge in England : when one of them dies, his funeral at St Johns Wood cemetery is the occasion for a political gesture. Date: 1852

Background imageGesture Collection: Yorick discusses France with the Count at Versailles. Date: First published: 1768

Yorick discusses France with the Count at Versailles. Date: First published: 1768

Background imageGesture Collection: The collapse of the Duma, Russia 1906

The collapse of the Duma, Russia 1906
"The Death of the First Born" - comment on the collapse of the first Imperial Russian Duma in 1906. Date: 1906

Background imageGesture Collection: Queen of the Night, The Magic Flute, Mozart

Queen of the Night, The Magic Flute, Mozart
Louise Michaeli as the Queen of the Night in Mozart's The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflote). Date: 1865

Background imageGesture Collection: Scott Russell as Bertuccio in Mirette

Scott Russell as Bertuccio in Mirette
Scott Russell, English singer, actor and theatre manager, as Bertuccio in Mirette, comic opera by Messager Date: 1890s

Background imageGesture Collection: Polish national Mr Hutton offering gas mask cases 1939

Polish national Mr Hutton offering gas mask cases 1939
Mr Hutton, originally from Poland, photographed handing gas mask containers to Members of Parliament. The Sphere describes how Mr Hutton provided individually named gas mask containers for each

Background imageGesture Collection: Elizabethan aristocratic couple getting into a coach

Elizabethan aristocratic couple getting into a coach. Date: 16th century



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