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Background imageHoping Collection: HMS Implacable, 1920

HMS Implacable, 1920
Photograph of HMS Implacable, formerly the Duguay-Trouin, 1920. This ship was built in France in 1789, served at Trafalgar, and was captured by the Royal Navy shortly thereafter

Background imageHoping Collection: Silhouette, Hope Springs Eternal in the Human Breast

Silhouette, Hope Springs Eternal in the Human Breast
Hope Springs Eternal in the Human Breast -- silhouette showing a shipwrecked man standing on a raft, waving to a ship on the horizon

Background imageHoping Collection: German Diver Goes Down

German Diver Goes Down
A German diver goes down to the wreck of an Allied vessel, hoping to salvage useful items and materials

Background imageHoping Collection: Girl with Dog & Dolls

Girl with Dog & Dolls
A pug gives a sideways look at the doll whose owner is hoping they will be friends

Background imageHoping Collection: Examing German Prisoner

Examing German Prisoner
Two British soldiers examine a German prisoner in a captured German trench hoping to gain information on further attacks

Background imageHoping Collection: Cagliostro & Lottery

Cagliostro & Lottery
Fashionable ladies call on Cagliostro hoping that he will help them win the Lottery

Background imageHoping Collection: Irvingites; Wrestling

Irvingites; Wrestling
IRVINGITES Followers of Edward Irving wrestle with a sinner, hoping to persuade him to forsake his evil ways

Background imageHoping Collection: Regulus Leaves Carthage

Regulus Leaves Carthage
Roman ambassador Atilius Regulus sails from Carthage with a diplomatic delegation, hoping to negotiate peace with Rome; he promises to return if he fails

Background imageHoping Collection: WW2 Birthday Card, Digging For Victory

WW2 Birthday Card, Digging For Victory
A WW2 birthday greetings card, Hoping you're full of beans and digging for victory! The image shows a man carrying his fork and rake towards the allotment of good wishes. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageHoping Collection: White Star Line, RMS Titanic, Harland and Wolff employee

White Star Line, RMS Titanic, Harland and Wolff employee
White Star Line, RMS Titanic, rare bookpost real photo postcard of Titanic in Belfast written by a Harland and Wolff employee

Background imageHoping Collection: BATTLE OF SAINT-CLOUD (outskirts of Paris) - the French forces defending Paris

BATTLE OF SAINT-CLOUD (outskirts of Paris) - the French forces defending Paris, hoping in vain for Napoleon to arrive, fight desperately to keep the Allies out of Paris Date: March 1814

Background imageHoping Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Now News Aagin - Still hoping

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Now News Aagin - Still hoping
The Caption is No news again? - still hoping. With the war near its end everyone back home was waiting for the return of their soldier boys. Cute Kids WW2 Wartime humour Date: circa 1945

Background imageHoping Collection: Christmas card, Cocker Spaniel dog

Christmas card, Cocker Spaniel dog, hoping to go for a walk in the snow. 20th century

Background imageHoping Collection: Hauling Sandbags Date: 1941

Hauling Sandbags Date: 1941

Background imageHoping Collection: Baby Gets Vaccinated Date: 1948

Baby Gets Vaccinated Date: 1948

Background imageHoping Collection: REPAIRING DOLLS

REPAIRING DOLLS
A dolls hospital in South London: a woman takes a pair of pliers to a broken dollys limb while a girl watches hoping to have her toy repaired in time for Christmas Date: 4 December 1929

Background imageHoping Collection: OSTRICH HUNT WITH BOLAS

OSTRICH HUNT WITH BOLAS
Three men pursue an ostrich across the pampas of South America, hoping to catch it with a bolas - a kind of weighted lasso. Date: 1894

Background imageHoping Collection: Lady Changes Wheel

Lady Changes Wheel
A lady driver changes a wheel, dismayed at what it may do to her dress and hoping some chivalrous gent may come along... Date: 1930

Background imageHoping Collection: FLOODS AT LEEUWEN 1861

FLOODS AT LEEUWEN 1861
Scene of flooding in Leeuwen, Holland; stranded villagers clamber up on to the thatched roofs of their houses, hoping to be rescued Date: 1861

Background imageHoping Collection: ARAB CARPET MERCHANTS

ARAB CARPET MERCHANTS
A carpet is beautifully displayed by Arab merchants who are hoping to make a sale

Background imageHoping Collection: Travellers Phrase Book

Travellers Phrase Book
An American couple on their honeymoon bring out the phrase book hoping to understand what the European railway official is trying to tell them... Date: circa 1909

Background imageHoping Collection: CAGLIOSTRO & LOTTERY CAGLIOSTRO & LOTTERY

CAGLIOSTRO & LOTTERY CAGLIOSTRO & LOTTERY
Fashionable ladies call on Cagliostro hoping that he will help them win the Lottery Date: circa 1785

Background imageHoping Collection: Using Planchette

Using Planchette
A girl, blindfolded, uses the planchette with a pencil fixed in it, hoping to receive by automatic writing a message from the spirits in the beyond

Background imageHoping Collection: Sad-looking girl at the fair

Sad-looking girl at the fair
A sad-looking girl playing roll a penny, hoping to win a prize on a fairground stall. circa 1952

Background imageHoping Collection: The personification of Hope

The personification of Hope, particularly in the maritime world. It is easy to see (when looking at this card) whereupon the phrase (and pub name!) The Hope and Anchor originates! Date: 1914

Background imageHoping Collection: French Post Box

French Post Box
A Parisienne posts a letter in a public letter box, and a gent hurries up hoping he hasn t missed the post, while the postman waits to make his collection. Date: circa 1818

Background imageHoping Collection: Mania / Preparing Plans

Mania / Preparing Plans
A group of railway projectors make last-minute alterations to their plans in a tavern before submitting them to the Board of Trade, hoping to out- match their competitors Date: 1845

Background imageHoping Collection: Cumaean Sibyl & Jesus

Cumaean Sibyl & Jesus
The CUMAEAN SIBYL foretells the coming of Jesus - a pious invention of the early Christians, hoping to show that their faith had been predicted in ancient times Date: BC

Background imageHoping Collection: Nicholas Hart, the Great Sleeper

Nicholas Hart, the Great Sleeper
Nicholas Hart, known as the Great Sleeper, who slept from 5 to 11 August 1711, though he was suspected of shamming with a view to earning money. Date: 1711

Background imageHoping Collection: Jameson Raid / Crossing

Jameson Raid / Crossing
THE JAMESON RAID Dr Jameson and his escort cross the frontier into the Transvaal, hoping to trigger a rising of the Uitlanders against the Boers : vainly. Date: 29 December 1895

Background imageHoping Collection: Expectancy

Expectancy
Winter scene. A pretty female skater hoping to attract her man. Artist: Ethel Parkinson Date: 1905

Background imageHoping Collection: Hope springs eternal

Hope springs eternal
Boy and girl fishing in a pond hoping for a catch. Artist: Ethel Parkinson Date: 1914

Background imageHoping Collection: Illustrations of a Sealyham terrier by Cecil Aldin

Illustrations of a Sealyham terrier by Cecil Aldin
Illustrations of a Sealyham terrier called Bunch, by Cecil Aldin. Seen here on his hind legs near the dinner table hoping for titbits (above)

Background imageHoping Collection: Suffragette. I Vote you a Merry Xmas

Suffragette. I Vote you a Merry Xmas. Two couples kiss under the mistletoe at Christmas while the suffragette stands alone. Caption reads, I Vote you a Merry Xmas

Background imageHoping Collection: Sunset somewhere in. WWI drawing

Sunset somewhere in. WWI drawing
Sunset somewhere in. On verso - Dearest Ciss, Just a few lines hoping you are in the best of health. I wrote you a few days ago and expect you will have received some ere this. Love. Yours always. B

Background imageHoping Collection: Arguing the Point Somewhere in France

Arguing the Point Somewhere in France
Arguing the Point. Somewhere in France. On verso - Dearest Cis, Just a few lines hoping you are well. Enclosed you will find PPC which I hope you will like. I am still in. Card entitled 1

Background imageHoping Collection: Three Chinese maidens

Three Chinese maidens out for a walk and hoping to gain attention. Date: circa 1902

Background imageHoping Collection: Bonzos dud show by George Studdy

Bonzos dud show by George Studdy
Bonzos dud show. He had been expecting first prize, but loses out to two pedigree dogs, a bull terrier and a bulldog. George Ernest Studdy (1878-1948), was the creator of Bonzo

Background imageHoping Collection: Master Quack the duckling riding a tortoise

Master Quack the duckling riding a tortoise
Fast Asleep -- Master Quack the duckling stands on the back of Joey the tortoise, hoping for a ride, but is disappointed. Date: 1912

Background imageHoping Collection: Maximilian in Utrecht

Maximilian in Utrecht
The emperor Maximilian I enters Utrecht, hoping to re- assert his claim to govern the Flemish provinces which have been ruled by the Austrian empire since 1477. Date: 1483

Background imageHoping Collection: French in Spain

French in Spain
Following insurrection against despotic rule in Spain, the French invade, hoping to restore Bourbon rule. They capture Trocadero, near Cadiz. Date: 31 August 1823

Background imageHoping Collection: Offenbach, Cartoon

Offenbach, Cartoon
JACQUES OFFENBACH French musician, at the height of his popularity, 1864 - besieged by impresarios hoping to commission another hit. Date: 1819 - 1880

Background imageHoping Collection: Georgiana Legge

Georgiana Legge
Lady GEORGIANA LEGGE with her dog on her lap, hoping for a walk when the picture is finished. Date: circa 1889

Background imageHoping Collection: Great Expectations - Waiting to see An Ideal Husband

Great Expectations - Waiting to see An Ideal Husband
Satirical card entitled Great Expectations. A group of women waiting to see a performance of An Ideal Husband (an 1895 comedic stage play by Oscar Wilde) at the Haymarket Theatre, London. Date: 1895

Background imageHoping Collection: Skiing by a Snowdrift

Skiing by a Snowdrift
A blonde skier gingerly negotiates a large snow drift, hoping to avoid an avalanche! Date: 1930s

Background imageHoping Collection: Newfoundlands by Water

Newfoundlands by Water
Two dogs, one black, the other black and white - called a Landseer - stand on a rock over looking the sea, perhaps hoping to see someome in trouble who they can rescue. Date: 1919

Background imageHoping Collection: Assorted Setters

Assorted Setters
An English, an Irish and a Gordon Setter nose around in an Autumnal wood hoping for something exciting to emerge. Date: 1919

Background imageHoping Collection: Two St Bernards in Snow

Two St Bernards in Snow
Two huge dogs, one Smooth Haired and one Rough, stand in snow on a mountain side hoping for someone to rescue, although they have no brandy. Date: 1919



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