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Background imageGroups Collection: Masonic Certificate

Masonic Certificate
Membership certificate of the UNITED GRAND LODGE of England

Background imageGroups Collection: Southern Cross (Kranz)

Southern Cross (Kranz)
The southern sky with the SOUTHERN CROSS constellation

Background imageGroups Collection: Reception of Apprentice

Reception of Apprentice
An blindfolded apprentice is received into a French Masonic Lodge : he bares his right leg as part of the ceremony

Background imageGroups Collection: Masonic Regalia

Masonic Regalia
The regalia and accoutrements appropriate to the dignity, puissance and authority of the Grand Officer of the Grand Lodge of England

Background imageGroups Collection: A Masonic Banquet

A Masonic Banquet
A MASONIC BANQUET

Background imageGroups Collection: Roman orgy to celebrate the Saturnalia

Roman orgy to celebrate the Saturnalia
Roman men and women having an orgy to celebrate the Saturnalia, held in honour of the god Saturn. Date: circa 1st century

Background imageGroups Collection: WW2 Poster -- Formation Signs

WW2 Poster -- Formation Signs
Formation signs, dated 8 May 1945. Chromolithograph poster, showing various formation signs of infantry and armoured divisions, brigades, groups, including Airborne TPS, GHQ Liaison Regiment

Background imageGroups Collection: Lunar Society

Lunar Society
The Lunar Society of Birmingham sought to improve society using science; its members included Priestley, Wedgwood, Erasmus Darwin, Herschel, and Watt

Background imageGroups Collection: New Athenaeum Club 1820

New Athenaeum Club 1820
The New Athenaeum, Waterloo Place

Background imageGroups Collection: Freemasons / Apprentice

Freemasons / Apprentice
the lodge of an apprentice, showing the emblems appropriate to that grade

Background imageGroups Collection: Nestor Makhno

Nestor Makhno
Anarchist leader who organised partisan groups to form the Revolutionary Insurrectionary Army of Ukraine which opposed both Bolsheviks and Whites : he will die in exile in Paris. Date: 1919

Background imageGroups Collection: Boys Brigade Boy C1903

Boys Brigade Boy C1903
A boy in his Boys Brigade uniform, posing for a studio photograph with a garden backdrop

Background imageGroups Collection: Reform Club / Saloon / 1840

Reform Club / Saloon / 1840
Gentlemen and women in the corridor of the saloon

Background imageGroups Collection: Londons Masonic Lodges

Londons Masonic Lodges
London Masons meet in front of a board representing the many Lodges of Great Britain

Background imageGroups 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 imageGroups Collection: Orion (Kranz)

Orion (Kranz)
A star-filled sky, featuring the constellation of Orion

Background imageGroups Collection: Reform Club Library / Iln

Reform Club Library / Iln
The library of the Reform Club

Background imageGroups Collection: Blunt / Pisces / Plate 49

Blunt / Pisces / Plate 49
The constellation of Pisces, the fish

Background imageGroups Collection: Freemason Procession

Freemason Procession
Image of Baphomet carried in a procession at the initiation of a high Scottish rite

Background imageGroups Collection: Dr Barnardos Home, Barkingside - aerial view

Dr Barnardos Home, Barkingside - aerial view
An aerial view of Dr Barnardos Village Home for Girls at Barkingside in Essex. The home was established on the cottage homes principle

Background imageGroups Collection: Startling Stories scifi magazine cover - Green-headed Aliens

Startling Stories scifi magazine cover - Green-headed Aliens
THE THREE PLANETEERS, by Edmond Hamilton. Two green-headed aliens, fly a spacecraft whilst under fire from groups of humans with ray-guns Date: 1940

Background imageGroups Collection: Female Initiation - 6

Female Initiation - 6
A candidate is initiated as Mistress of the Temple, lying on a supposed corpse and restoring him to life with the warmth of her body. Date: 1891

Background imageGroups Collection: Dr Barnardos Village Homes for Girls, Barkingside, Essex

Dr Barnardos Village Homes for Girls, Barkingside, Essex
Dr Barnardos Village Homes for Girls at Barkingside, Ilford, Essex. The homes were opened 1876 as a cottage homes development with the girls living in family groups under the supervision of a house

Background imageGroups Collection: Paris Masons, 1740

Paris Masons, 1740
Freemasons in a Masonic Lodge in Paris perform a ritual. A symbol covered banner is laid on the floor while a blindfolded man, an arm & shoulder bared, is led forth

Background imageGroups Collection: Scout / Baden-Powell 1921

Scout / Baden-Powell 1921
Chief scout, Lord Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, visits a French scout camp

Background imageGroups Collection: Cheetah family - Mother Cheetah with her 6 cubs

Cheetah family - Mother Cheetah with her 6 cubs (Acinonyx jubatus). Ndutu - Ngorongoro - Tanzania - Africa

Background imageGroups Collection: Freemasons Hall, London

Freemasons Hall, London
FREEMASONS HALL, LONDON A banquet of the Royal Humane Society is in progress, and a procession of persons saved from drowning during the past year passes among the guests Date: 1841

Background imageGroups Collection: Princess Mary as a Girl Guide Commissioner

Princess Mary as a Girl Guide Commissioner
Princess Mary, only daughter of King George V and Queen Mary, later Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood, as a Guide Commissioner presenting a Union Jack flag to a Girl Guide Corps. Date: 1922

Background imageGroups Collection: American Cub Scouts

American Cub Scouts
A group of American cub scouts sit around a table doing art and craft activities with their den mother or Akela. In American Cub Scouting, the boys meet in small groups called " dens"

Background imageGroups Collection: Laundry at Shirley Schools, near Croydon, Surrey

Laundry at Shirley Schools, near Croydon, Surrey
Inmates ironing clothes and linen in the laundry at the Shirley Schools, near Croydon, Surrey, established in 1904 by the St Olave Union to house pauper children away from the workhouse

Background imageGroups Collection: Rotary Club 1950S

Rotary Club 1950S
Four gentlemen enjoy a drink and a spot of socialising at the Rotary Club Headquarters, Rotary House, Portland Place, London

Background imageGroups Collection: George at Jambouree

George at Jambouree
Prince George (Duke of Kent) poses with Baden-Powell at a jamboree of Norfolk and Suffolk scouts in Salhouse Broad, near Wroxham. With Lords Playfair and Albemarle

Background imageGroups Collection: Scottish Rite

Scottish Rite
Induction to the 33rd Degree of the Scottish rite; the Candidate is led forward where the Book awaits him - watched over by the Skeleton, symbol

Background imageGroups Collection: Reform Club / New Ministry

Reform Club / New Ministry
Gentlemen members in the Reform club- house await intelligence of the formation of the new ministry Date: 1853

Background imageGroups Collection: Masonic Charity

Masonic Charity
The duc de Chartres, Grand Master, holds a Masonic banquet for charity inside a Benedictine monastery Date: 1776

Background imageGroups Collection: Stockheath Boys Club

Stockheath Boys Club
The Nissen huts which form the Stockheath Boys Club and Youth Centre, near Havant, Hampshire, England. Date: 1950s

Background imageGroups Collection: Athenaeum Hall

Athenaeum Hall
Gentlemen in the hall at the Athenaeum

Background imageGroups Collection: PARTY / DARE HE? MISTLETOE

PARTY / DARE HE? MISTLETOE
DARE HE ? A girl pauses beneath a mistletoe sprig, wondering if hes man enough to seize his chance... Date: 1920

Background imageGroups Collection: Party / Rejoicing 1920S

Party / Rejoicing 1920S
Men and women doing a lively dance - Rejoicing!

Background imageGroups Collection: Carlton Club 1855

Carlton Club 1855
The Carlton Club, Pall Mall

Background imageGroups Collection: Eccentic Club / 1900

Eccentic Club / 1900
Gentlemen of the club waiting for dinner

Background imageGroups Collection: Before Guests Arrive

Before Guests Arrive
The hostess examines her table setting to make sure she hasn t forgotten anything

Background imageGroups Collection: Bears Great and Small

Bears Great and Small
URSA MAJOR and URSA MINOR (The Great Bear and the Little Bear) in the northern sky

Background imageGroups Collection: Pole Star and Plough

Pole Star and Plough
The constellation of the PLOUGH, and the POLE STAR

Background imageGroups Collection: Paris Lodge 1740

Paris Lodge 1740
A Parisian Lodge in 1740

Background imageGroups Collection: Initiation to Master

Initiation to Master
A French Lodge ceremonially inducts a member to the grade of Master

Background imageGroups Collection: Initiation / Secret Master

Initiation / Secret Master
Initiation of a Secret Master

Background imageGroups Collection: Macedonian Gipsies at Royston, Hertfordshire

Macedonian Gipsies at Royston, Hertfordshire
Groups of Roma Gypsies came to England from Germany Eastern Europe just prior to the First World War and again after tensions in the 1930s



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