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Background imageHoles Collection: The Main Street of Dove Holes, Derbyshire, 1913

The Main Street of Dove Holes, Derbyshire, 1913
Photograph of the main street of Dove Holes, near Buxton in Derbyshire, pictured in 1913. Between 1905 and 1913 a quarter of the village population, about 250 people, emigrated to Canada

Background imageHoles Collection: Coldstreamers in a Great charge by the guards on the Somme

Coldstreamers in a Great charge by the guards on the Somme
On 15th September 1916, Guards including the Coldstreamers, Grenadiers and the Irish, captured Martinpuich, formerly in German hands and Courcelette and over 2300 prisoners. 15th September 1916

Background imageHoles Collection: How Pianola Works 1912

How Pianola Works 1912
How the player-piano works - air passes through the holes in the piano-roll and acts on the bellows mechanism, causing a hammer to strike a key

Background imageHoles Collection: Anglo-Saxon by Bruce Bairnsfather, WW1 cartoon

Anglo-Saxon by Bruce Bairnsfather, WW1 cartoon
" You re comin along with me, my lad, as soon as this is over!" (Hermann feels he DOES know a better ole). Cartoon by Captain Bruce Bairnsfather in The Bystander magazine showing his famous

Background imageHoles Collection: Suffragette Votes for Women Pepper Pot

Suffragette Votes for Women Pepper Pot
A silver suffragette pepper pot or muffineer a small pot with a removable lid - the head of the figure. Holes in the bonnet dispense pepper or sugar

Background imageHoles Collection: The Pain-Proof Man & Captain Ringman Jack - Ripley s

The Pain-Proof Man & Captain Ringman Jack - Ripley s
Arthur Plumhoff The Human Pincushion - The Pain-Proof Man (left) and Captain Ringman Jack, who lifted weights through holes through his breasts

Background imageHoles Collection: British soldiers bathing in flooded shell hole by Matania

British soldiers bathing in flooded shell hole by Matania
The only advantage of the wet weather on the Western Front - a novel swimming bath used by British soldiers to bathe in. A scene captured at the front by The Sphere special artist, Fortunino Matania

Background imageHoles Collection: Tunisian woman with elaborate coin necklace

Tunisian woman with elaborate coin necklace
Tunisian woman with elaborate necklace made of many strings of coins with holes in the middle, metal bangles, thin silken clothing and a pointed hat

Background imageHoles Collection: Clarinet, 19th Century

Clarinet, 19th Century
CLARINET - showing open & closed holes and keys, with cross-section of the mouthpiece Date: late 19th century

Background imageHoles Collection: Ascent Mont Blanc - 3

Ascent Mont Blanc - 3
THE ASCENT OF MONT BLANC One of the most difficult parts of the climb - the snow turns to ice and the climbers must cut foot-holes in order to retain a footing

Background imageHoles Collection: Teddy Bear (with hidden objects)

Teddy Bear (with hidden objects)

Background imageHoles Collection: Pink Court Shoes 1948

Pink Court Shoes 1948
A pink high heeled court shoe with peep toes, punched hole decoration and winged heel detail - hence the name Pegasus

Background imageHoles Collection: Three adder stones

Three adder stones, also known as hag stones, witch stones, serpents eggs and snakes eggs. They are believed by some to have been formed by the secretions of snakes or adders

Background imageHoles Collection: Field Gun outside the TJaegershof Restaurant

Field Gun outside the TJaegershof Restaurant
The restaurant has a small but interesting museum which is concerned with the activities nearby, including the St Sixtus Abbey

Background imageHoles Collection: Vickers Matilda I Infantry Tank reproduction T3447

Vickers Matilda I Infantry Tank reproduction T3447, at the 2006 Larkhill Royal Artillery open day, manoeuvring on the Larkhill racecourse / exhibition ground

Background imageHoles Collection: Canadian machine gunners, Passchendaele, Belgium

Canadian machine gunners, Passchendaele, Belgium, 11th Nov 1917

Background imageHoles Collection: Punching holes in plate, Thames Iron Works, London

Punching holes in plate, Thames Iron Works, London

Background imageHoles Collection: Miners drilling holes in a two foot seam early 1900s

Miners drilling holes in a two foot seam early 1900s

Background imageHoles Collection: Coal miners drilling holes with a mechanised drill

Coal miners drilling holes with a mechanised drill early 1900s

Background imageHoles Collection: WW1 Tank going through shell holes

WW1 Tank going through shell holes Date: circa 1916

Background imageHoles Collection: A British tank going through shell holes during WW1

A British tank going through shell holes during WW1 Date: circa 1916

Background imageHoles Collection: RMS Majestic, mahogany side table

RMS Majestic, mahogany side table
WHITE STAR LINE: RMS Majestic mahogany side table marked Majestic Saloon with bronze drop in feet/base with deck bolt holes. 36ins. x 26ins

Background imageHoles Collection: Mon Chapeau De Paris Me Fait Bien Des Jaloux!

Mon Chapeau De Paris Me Fait Bien Des Jaloux!
An illustration which shows a horse proudly donning a hat with a ribbon on the front, and holes for his hears, a jealous horse glares from the stable behind! Date: circa 1901

Background imageHoles Collection: Advert for Mothaks

Advert for Mothaks - Meet the Moth Menace with Mothaks, save your clothes from ruin Date: 1936

Background imageHoles Collection: Instructions for creating decorative patches to repair holes in fabric, with ideas for motifs

Instructions for creating decorative patches to repair holes in fabric, with ideas for motifs. Date: 1943

Background imageHoles Collection: Poster, Palace Hotel, St Moritz, Switzerland

Poster, Palace Hotel, St Moritz, Switzerland
Poster, Badrutt's Palace Hotel, St Moritz, Switzerland Date: circa 1935

Background imageHoles Collection: Aermacchi MB. 326A MM54165 / 6-62

Aermacchi MB. 326A MM54165 / 6-62
Aeronautica Militaire Italiano - Aermacchi MB.326A MM54165 / 6-62 (msn 6141/14), formerly of 6 Stormo, on the dump / battle-damage repair training airframe, note the bullet holes

Background imageHoles Collection: Aermacchi MB. 326E MM54194 - 6-74

Aermacchi MB. 326E MM54194 - 6-74
Aeronautica Militaire Italiano - Aermacchi MB.326E MM54194 / 6-74 (msn 6199/44), formerly of 6 Stormo, on the dump / battle-damage repair training airframe, note the bullet holes

Background imageHoles Collection: Colt Breech-Loading Guns and Rifles

Colt Breech-Loading Guns and Rifles Date: late 19th century

Background imageHoles Collection: WW1 - German soldiers pose on a battle-scarred French street

WW1 - German soldiers pose on a battle-scarred French street
A fascinaing WW1-era postcard showing a large group of German soldiers posed in the setting of a battle-scarred street scene in France (note the sign Restaurant Jeanne D Arc - number 19)

Background imageHoles Collection: Rabbit - in snow wearing Christmas hat

Rabbit - in snow wearing Christmas hat Date: 20-08-2019

Background imageHoles Collection: Pot-pourri vase with lid from Sceaux, Paris

Pot-pourri vase with lid from Sceaux, Paris
Pot-pourri vase and lid with holes from Sceaux, Paris, France, 18th century, decorated with flowers and foliage. Hand-finished chromolithograph from Ris Paquots General History of Ancient French

Background imageHoles Collection: Coral species

Coral species
Lettuce coral, Agaricia agaricites, Madrepora agaricites 1, worm holes covered with stony coral 2, Acropora abrotanoides, Madrepora abrotonoides 3, and spherical clump of coral 4

Background imageHoles Collection: People looking at bullet holes after Sidney Street Siege

People looking at bullet holes after Sidney Street Siege
People looking at bullet holes after the Sidney Street Siege, London. 1911

Background imageHoles Collection: Roanoid bakelite wall fitting

Roanoid bakelite wall fitting in marbled brown. Date: 1930s

Background imageHoles Collection: Roanoid bakelite ceiling fitting

Roanoid bakelite ceiling fitting in marbled cream. Date: 1930s

Background imageHoles Collection: Roanoid bakelite switch plates

Roanoid bakelite switch plates in dark red. Date: 1930s

Background imageHoles Collection: Roanoid bakelite toothbrush holder

Roanoid bakelite toothbrush holder in marbled cream. Date: 1930s

Background imageHoles Collection: Roanoid bakelite curtain rings, flange ends and tassel hook

Roanoid bakelite curtain rings, flange ends and tassel hook
Roanoid Bakelite button curtain rings in five sizes (in dark red), two flange ends for a curtain rod, and a tassel hook (in marbled brown). Date: 1930s

Background imageHoles Collection: Roanoid bakelite drawer pull and sash window lifts

Roanoid bakelite drawer pull and sash window lifts
Roanoid bakelite drawer pull in marbled brown and two sash window lifts in dark red. Date: 1930s

Background imageHoles Collection: Roanoid bakelite hat and coat hook

Roanoid bakelite hat and coat hook in dark red. Date: 1930s

Background imageHoles Collection: Roanoid bakelite wardrobe hooks

Roanoid bakelite wardrobe hooks in marbled brown. Date: 1930s

Background imageHoles Collection: Roanoid bakelite finger plates

Roanoid bakelite finger plates, one in plain brown, the other in marbled brown. Date: 1930s

Background imageHoles Collection: Rein-ring and Mascot from Queen Shub-ads Chariot, Ur

Rein-ring and Mascot from Queen Shub-ads Chariot, Ur, an ancient Sumerian city in Mesopotamia (Iraq)

Background imageHoles Collection: Mercedes racing car with unnecessary metal drilled out

Mercedes racing car with unnecessary metal drilled out
How weight is saved by drilling out all unnecessary metal in a Mercedes racing car. 20th century

Background imageHoles Collection: Arcos House, Moorgate Street, London

Arcos House, Moorgate Street, London, offices of Soviet Trading Delegation after a police raid. 1929

Background imageHoles Collection: Couple with champagne on a New Year postcard

Couple with champagne on a New Year postcard. Date: circa 1900s



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