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Background imageHire Collection: Hansom cab 1875

Hansom cab 1875
Two-wheeled Hanson cab, waiting for a fare. Date: 1875

Background imageHire Collection: The Beach at Shanklin, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England

The Beach at Shanklin, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England Date: circa 1909

Background imageHire Collection: Advertisement for Daimler hire cars with chauffeur

Advertisement for Daimler hire cars with chauffeur
Advertisement for Daimler hire cars, complete with chauffeur. Showing a Daimler landaulette in front of a large country house. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageHire Collection: Henley-on-Thames Regatta

Henley-on-Thames Regatta
Hiring out river craft along Thameside during the royal regatta. early 1900s Date: early 1900s

Background imageHire Collection: French Cafe and Garage - Paris

French Cafe and Garage - Paris
Scene of local people standing outside a Paris Cafe, positioned next to a garage offering cars for hire. The smart cafe waiter stands alongside a rather lovely (and rather huge) dog

Background imageHire Collection: Stratford-upon-Avon, Mop Fair 1899

Stratford-upon-Avon, Mop Fair 1899
Standing for Hire, Stratford-upon-Avon, said to be the largest fair in England, regarded by the agricultural class in the district as the chief holiday of the year

Background imageHire Collection: Croydon, London - Millers Pond

Croydon, London - Millers Pond - A pair of Cart drivers bring their horses for a drink. Date: circa 1908

Background imageHire Collection: Small colourful boats for hire on the River Dee, Chester

Small colourful boats for hire on the River Dee, Chester
A string of small colourful boats for hire on the River Dee, Chester, Cheshire, England Date: 1986

Background imageHire Collection: Advertisement for Godfrey Davis car hire, Hotel de Paris

Advertisement for Godfrey Davis car hire, Hotel de Paris
Advertisement for the Mayfair car hire company, Godfrey Davis, depicting an elegant group of bright young things G.D ing up to Bray in a smart Buick, where the delights of the exclusive river club

Background imageHire Collection: South Shore Seaside Boating Lake, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

South Shore Seaside Boating Lake, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk with numbered rowing boats for hire Date: circa 1930s

Background imageHire Collection: Bampton, Devon - Fore Street

Bampton, Devon - Fore Street. Date: circa 1908

Background imageHire Collection: White Star Line, RMS Titanic, List of First Class Passengers

White Star Line, RMS Titanic, List of First Class Passengers
White Star Line, RMS Titanic. Rare First Class passenger list that survived the sinking in the pocket of George Brereton. He was a professional gambler

Background imageHire Collection: Advert, W & G Du Cros Ltd, luxury motor car hire

Advert, W & G Du Cros Ltd, luxury motor car hire
Advert, W & G Du Cros Ltd, Luxury Motor Car Hire, Acton Vale, West London Date: 1910

Background imageHire Collection: National School of Equitation Advertisement

National School of Equitation Advertisement
A painting of the interior of the National School of Equitation, with an active game of ladies indoor polo in play. The picture is used as part of an advertisement for the school to attract customers

Background imageHire Collection: Sheltered Cabmen 1870

Sheltered Cabmen 1870
Hansom cab drivers waiting in a hut in the pouring rain for a fare in Birmingham. Date: 1870

Background imageHire Collection: Charter and Sightseeing boats at Miami City Yacht Basin

Charter and Sightseeing boats at Miami City Yacht Basin, Miami, Florida, USA - Advertising sign for Pier 5 Worlds Finest Fishing Fleet. Date: 1949

Background imageHire Collection: Comic postcard, Large woman at the seaside - bath chairs for hire Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Large woman at the seaside - bath chairs for hire Date: 20th century

Background imageHire Collection: Comic postcard, Woman, man and boat at the seaside Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Woman, man and boat at the seaside Date: 20th century

Background imageHire Collection: Comic postcard, Woman watching ships sail by - 3 hours 2d Date: early 20th century

Comic postcard, Woman watching ships sail by - 3 hours 2d Date: early 20th century

Background imageHire Collection: Australia - Sydney area. Captioned Mussmans Bay

Australia - Sydney area. Captioned Mussmans Bay
c.1900 vintage photograph: Australia - Sydney arrea. Captioned Mussmans Bay, presumably Mosman Bay, paddle steamer, rowing boats for hire

Background imageHire Collection: Aerial view of a street in Cairo, Egypt

Aerial view of a street in Cairo, Egypt
Aerial view of a street scene in Cairo, Egypt, with parked cars and horses and carriages waiting for hire. Date: circa 1939

Background imageHire Collection: Link extinguishers

Link extinguishers
In Victorian times well-to-do householders would hire a link boy - a boy or young man who carried a flaming torch called a link to light the way for the traveller

Background imageHire Collection: Advert, Johnsons Polishing Wax Advert, Johnsons Polishing Wax

Advert, Johnsons Polishing Wax Advert, Johnsons Polishing Wax
Advert, Johnsons Polishing Wax. 1926

Background imageHire Collection: Newest turns at the London Hippodrome 1900

Newest turns at the London Hippodrome 1900
Newest turns at the London Hippodrome in October 1900 - Eugene Sandow, the famous strong man, Ghezzi the clown, the Sisters O Meers, the clever wire artists and M. Batty and his famous bear

Background imageHire Collection: Statute or hiring fair

Statute or hiring fair, where masters choose their servants

Background imageHire Collection: Jean Poton, seigneur de Xaintrailles, French

Jean Poton, seigneur de Xaintrailles, French knight and friend to La Hire, d. 1461. Handcoloured lithograph by Leopold Massard after a figure in the manuscript of Chroniques de Monstrelet in Roger de

Background imageHire Collection: Etienne de Vignoles, La Hire, French military

Etienne de Vignoles, La Hire, French military commander 1390-1443. Handcoloured lithograph by Leopold Massard after a figure in the manuscript Chroniques de Monstrelet in Roger de Gaignieres

Background imageHire Collection: Valley Hotel, Anglesey, North Wales

Valley Hotel, Anglesey, North Wales. Date: circa 1910

Background imageHire Collection: Advert, Luxury Coaches (Stow) Ltd

Advert, Luxury Coaches (Stow) Ltd, Well Lane Garage, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire. 1950

Background imageHire Collection: Advert, rehearsal halls, New York City, USA

Advert, rehearsal halls, New York City, USA
Advertisement, rehearsal halls for all occasions, with pianos and victrolas, West 46th Street, New York City, USA. Tune in on Jack Clark, The Radio Tapper, acrobatics and stage dancing. circa 1930

Background imageHire Collection: Pratts advertisement about Hotel de Paris at Bray

Pratts advertisement about Hotel de Paris at Bray
An advertisement for G.D. (Godfrey Davis) Cars and Pratts Motor Oil focused on the Hotel de Paris at Bray, an out-of-town nightspot offering dinner, dancing and cabaret

Background imageHire Collection: Hansom cab 1868

Hansom cab 1868
Two-wheeled Hanson cab, taking passengers to their destination from Tunbridge railway station. Date: 1868

Background imageHire Collection: Advert for Masons & Hamlins cabinet organs 1877 Advert for Masons & Hamlins

Advert for Masons & Hamlins cabinet organs 1877 Advert for Masons & Hamlins
Advertisement for Masons & Hamlins, available with hire and purchase. Date: 1877

Background imageHire Collection: Chimneysweeps - 1804

Chimneysweeps - 1804
Chimneysweeps for hire! Date: 1804

Background imageHire Collection: Attendants prepare hire boats on Rutland Water, Leics

Attendants prepare hire boats on Rutland Water, Leics
Attendants prepare hire boats on Rutland Water, Leicestershire, England. The Sunday Times Date: 1988

Background imageHire Collection: Attendant sits on mobile Boat Hire ticket office, Killaloe

Attendant sits on mobile Boat Hire ticket office, Killaloe
A bored attendant sits on his mobile Boat Hire ticket office in Killaloe, on the River Shannon, Ireland. A sign advertised two free Irish coffees with every boat hired Date: 1993

Background imageHire Collection: Rowing past hire boats, Durham

Rowing past hire boats, Durham
Rowers race past the traditional wooden hire boats tied up on the banks of the River Wear at Durham. They are about to go under the Elvet Bridge Date: 1990

Background imageHire Collection: The Old Slave Block, Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA

The Old Slave Block, Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA. In the days prior to the US Civil War, the block was used for the sale and annual hire of slaves

Background imageHire Collection: Interior of a London West End Boutique

Interior of a London West End Boutique, specialising in Gentlemans formal wear. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageHire Collection: Dun Laoghaire

Dun Laoghaire - a view of the harbour and the ferry boat moored to the left. In the foreground is a man and Boatshed with boats for hire sign

Background imageHire Collection: Five Friends in a very small motor boat on the River Thames

Five Friends in a very small motor boat on the River Thames
Five Friends in a very small motor launch ( The Bridge Belle 2 ) take a merry jaunt on the River Thames! Date: early 1950s

Background imageHire Collection: Robinson & McIntosh, yacht and boat builders

Robinson & McIntosh, yacht and boat builders, possibly in New Zealand. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageHire Collection: Boats to Let - Edwardian men

Boats to Let - Edwardian men
Edwardian men hiring boats for a pleasure trip. circa 1905

Background imageHire Collection: Soho, London - window display, salon hairdryers

Soho, London - window display, salon hairdryers
Soho, London - window display, suppliers of salon hairdryers. 1973

Background imageHire Collection: Luzern, Switzerland - the Schweizerhofquai

Luzern, Switzerland - the Schweizerhofquai
Luzern (Lucerne), Switzerland - the Schweizerhofquai. There are pleasure boats for hire on the left! Date: 1910s

Background imageHire Collection: Caricature of the comic author Robert Reece

Caricature of the comic author Robert Reece
Caricature of the British comic playwright and librettist Robert Reece -- Jokes on Job or Hire. circa 1880s

Background imageHire Collection: Morecambe Tourist Shop

Morecambe Tourist Shop
A shop at Morecambe caters for the holiday trade with buckets and baskets, postcards to send Auntie and perambulators for hire, folding chairs and hoops in all diameters... Date: circa 1905

Background imageHire Collection: Trocadero advertisement during London Season, 1958

Trocadero advertisement during London Season, 1958
Advertisement placed by the Trocadero at Piccadilly Circus highlighting the dates where it still had the Empire Suite available to be hired for debutante dances. Date: 1958



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