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Background imageHosted Collection: A Garden Guide - Extracting a Weed from a Lawn

A Garden Guide - Extracting a Weed from a Lawn
Illustration by William Heath Robinson (1872-1944) showing a typically convoluted method of weeding a garden lawn. A man is hosted by ropes supported by a teepee configuration of poles worked by

Background imageHosted Collection: Sailing Barge Match on the Thames, July 1864

Sailing Barge Match on the Thames, July 1864
Engraving of a sailing barge match on the Thames, from the Illustrated London News, 23rd July 1864. This match was hosted by the Prince of Wales Yacht Club over a course from Erith to the Chapman

Background imageHosted Collection: Kenneth Kendall with teddy bears

Kenneth Kendall with teddy bears
Kenneth Kendall (1924-2012), British broadcaster. He worked for many years as a newsreader for the BBC and other channels, and also hosted the game show Treasure Hunt for Channel 4 (1982-1989)

Background imageHosted Collection: Kenneth Kendall

Kenneth Kendall (b 1924), retired British broadcaster. He worked for many years as a newsreader for the BBC and other channels, and also hosted the game show Treasure Hunt for Channel 4 (1982-1989)

Background imageHosted Collection: Old Bleach Needlework Competition Advert

Old Bleach Needlework Competition Advert
An advertisement promoting a £1000 prize competition for needlework, hosted by the Old Bleach Linen Co. Ltd. Date: circa 1921

Background imageHosted Collection: Parachutist preparing to jump from Auster J-1N Alpha G-AIGU

Parachutist preparing to jump from Auster J-1N Alpha G-AIGU
A parachutist preparing to jump from Auster J-1N Alpha G-AIGU (msn 2180), for a television programme hosted by Raymond Baxter. Date: 1959

Background imageHosted Collection: The Vale of Health

The Vale of Health
View of the Vale of Health, Hampstead, London. Those who wished to attract visitors or new residents invented and promoted the Vale of Health name, which was first recorded in 1801

Background imageHosted Collection: The Marchioness of Downshire

The Marchioness of Downshire, the wife of the 6th Marquess who had the dual roles or Hereditary Constable of Hillsborough Fort, Co

Background imageHosted Collection: Tea party at Dr Johnsons

Tea party at Dr Johnsons
An earnest looking group at a tea party hosted by Dr Johnson. Date: 19th century

Background imageHosted Collection: Syria. Damascus. Khan As ad Pasha, old caravanserai built 17

Syria. Damascus. Khan As ad Pasha, old caravanserai built 1751. Ottoman style. Interior. Near East. Photo before Syrian civil war

Background imageHosted Collection: Cecil Beatons tea party in a tram

Cecil Beatons tea party in a tram
Cecil Beaton hosted a tea party in a tram which stood in his garden at Ashcombe, his Wiltshire home. Round the table are Princesse Jean de Faucigny-Lucinge, Mr Cecil Beaton, Mr Charles James

Background imageHosted Collection: Boys at Bisley, Surrey

Boys at Bisley, Surrey
A group of boys at Bisley in Surrey, a rifle shooting venue for many years. The boys may be from the Bisley boys school, an orphanage run by The Shaftesbury Homes

Background imageHosted Collection: Three angels hosted by Abraham. Bible scene. Mosaic, 13th c

Three angels hosted by Abraham. Bible scene. Mosaic, 13th c. Atrium. St. Marks Basilica. Venice. Italy

Background imageHosted Collection: France. 18th century. Masquerade ball. Colored engraving

France. 18th century. Masquerade ball. Colored engraving
French history. 18th century. Masquerade ball. Party hosted by the city of Paris in honor of King Louis XVI. January 23, 1782. Engraving of Paris to travers les ages. Colored

Background imageHosted Collection: Lady Mercy with Denis and Elizabeth Pelly

Lady Mercy with Denis and Elizabeth Pelly at a party hosted by the Countess de Boasdari and Monica Morris

Background imageHosted Collection: Ethnographic Museum. Gjirokastra. Albania

Ethnographic Museum. Gjirokastra. Albania
Ethnographic Museum hosted in a tower house (Kulla). Gjirokastra. Albania. Date: 20070809

Background imageHosted Collection: Thomas Blyton, researcher into spiritualism

Thomas Blyton, researcher into spiritualism
Thomas Blyton, spiritualist, secretary of the Dalston Association of Enquirers into Spiritualism. He hosted seances by Florence Cook in the early 1870s

Background imageHosted Collection: Persian-inspired party, Paris

Persian-inspired party, Paris
A Persian themed party, named The Thousand and Second Night, hosted by Mr and Mrs P. P. in their garden to entertain their Parisian guests

Background imageHosted Collection: The Young Visiters

The Young Visiters
Some of the Bright Young People arriving for the second childhood party, hosted by Rosemary Sanders

Background imageHosted Collection: Bright Young People

Bright Young People
Group photograph of William Acton, Mrs Arthur Bendir, Elizabeth Ponsonby, Harry Melville and Babe Plunket-Greene taken at the fancy dress ball hosted by David


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