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Humanitarian Collection

Background imageHumanitarian Collection: Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt
Portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), American Humanitarian, United Nations diplomat and wife of Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Background imageHumanitarian Collection: Fridtjof Nansen, Norwegian explorer and scientist

Fridtjof Nansen, Norwegian explorer and scientist
Fridtjof Nansen (1861-1930), Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat and humanitarian, seen here at the time he received the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on behalf of the displaced victims of

Background imageHumanitarian Collection: Scene at La Salpetriere in Paris

Scene at La Salpetriere in Paris
A scene at La Salpetriere, Paris, where Philippe Pinel orders the manacles removed from the mental patients

Background imageHumanitarian Collection: Prison reformer Elizabeth Fry visits women at Newgate

Prison reformer Elizabeth Fry visits women at Newgate
Elizabeth Fry (1780-1845) on a visit to Newgate Prison, London. In 1817, Fry and a group of like-minded, mostly Quaker, women formed the Ladies Association for the Reformation of the Female Prisoners

Background imageHumanitarian Collection: Michael Tippett, English composer

Michael Tippett, English composer
Sir Michael Kemp Tippett (1905-1998), English composer, humanitarian and pacifist. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageHumanitarian Collection: Desmond Tutu, South African activist and clergyman

Desmond Tutu, South African activist and clergyman
Desmond Tutu (The Most Rev Dr Desmond Mpilo Tutu, b 1931), South African activist and Christian clergyman. He was the first black South African Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa

Background imageHumanitarian Collection: Roger David Casement, diplomat and Irish nationalist

Roger David Casement, diplomat and Irish nationalist
Roger David Casement (1864-1916), diplomat, humanitarian activist, poet, Irish nationalist and leader of the Easter Rising of April 1916

Background imageHumanitarian Collection: Andrew Carnegie / Le Rire

Andrew Carnegie / Le Rire
ANDREW CARNEGIE American industrialist and humanitarian Date: 1835 - 1919

Background imageHumanitarian Collection: Lady Muriel Paget & children, WW1

Lady Muriel Paget & children, WW1
Lady Muriel Paget (1876 - 1938), nee Finch-Hatton, wife of Sir Richard Surtees Paget, second Baronet of Oldfallings Hall, Wolverhampton

Background imageHumanitarian Collection: Medal, Royal Life Saving Society

Medal, Royal Life Saving Society
Medal of the Royal Life Saving Society (established 1891) awarded to K. W. Watson, featuring a rescue taking place with two figures in the water

Background imageHumanitarian Collection: Earthquake victims arriving at hospital, Greece

Earthquake victims arriving at hospital, Greece
Earthquake victims arriving at a hospital, Greece. Many earthquakes occurred in the Ionian area in August 1953, the worst one destroying many buildings in Kefalonia and Zakynthos

Background imageHumanitarian Collection: Earthquake victims in a hospital, Greece

Earthquake victims in a hospital, Greece
Earthquake victims and staff in the dining room of a hospital, Greece. Many earthquakes occurred in the Ionian area in August 1953, the worst one destroying many buildings in Kefalonia and Zakynthos

Background imageHumanitarian Collection: Scouts unloading supplies after earthquake, Greece

Scouts unloading supplies after earthquake, Greece
Scouts unloading supplies soon after an earthquake in the Ionian area of Greece. Many earthquakes hit the islands of Kefalonia and Zakynthos (Zante) in August 1953

Background imageHumanitarian Collection: Scouts escorting earthquake victims, Greece

Scouts escorting earthquake victims, Greece
Scouts escorting earthquake victims to the mainland, Greece. Many earthquakes occurred in the Ionian area in August 1953, the worst one destroying many buildings in Kefalonia and Zakynthos

Background imageHumanitarian Collection: Scouts from Patras, Greece

Scouts from Patras, Greece
Scouts from Patras (Patra), Greece, on one of the islands affected by an earthquake in August 1953 which destroyed many buildings in Kefalonia and Zakynthos

Background imageHumanitarian Collection: Scouts with earthquake victims in Patras, Greece

Scouts with earthquake victims in Patras, Greece
Scouts with earthquake victims in Patras (Patra), Greece. Many earthquakes occurred in the Ionian area in August 1953, the worst one destroying many buildings in Kefalonia and Zakynthos

Background imageHumanitarian Collection: Scouts clearing ruins in Zakynthos, Greece

Scouts clearing ruins in Zakynthos, Greece
Scouts helping to clear the ruins on the island of Zakynthos (Zante), Greece. Many earthquakes hit the island in August 1953, the worst one on 12 August destroying many buildings

Background imageHumanitarian Collection: Scouts distributing water in Zakynthos, Greece

Scouts distributing water in Zakynthos, Greece
Scouts unloading and distributing water on the island of Zakynthos (Zante), Greece. Many earthquakes hit the island in August 1953, the worst one on 12 August destroying many buildings

Background imageHumanitarian Collection: Scouts distributing food in Zakynthos, Greece

Scouts distributing food in Zakynthos, Greece
Scouts distributing food on the island of Zakynthos (Zante), Greece. Many earthquakes hit the island in August 1953, the worst one on 12 August destroying many buildings

Background imageHumanitarian Collection: Scouts distributing blankets in Zakynthos, Greece

Scouts distributing blankets in Zakynthos, Greece
Scouts helping nurses with the distribution of blankets on the island of Zakynthos (Zante), Greece. Many earthquakes hit the island in August 1953

Background imageHumanitarian Collection: Ruined building in Zakynthos, Greece

Ruined building in Zakynthos, Greece
A ruined building on the island of Zakynthos (Zante), Greece. Many earthquakes hit the island in August 1953, the worst one on 12 August destroying many buildings

Background imageHumanitarian Collection: Scouts at Argostolion, Kefalonia, Greece

Scouts at Argostolion, Kefalonia, Greece
Scouts at work in Argostolion, Kefalonia, Greece. Four earthquakes hit the island in August 1953, destroying many buildings; the scouts helped with clearing up and humanitarian aid activities

Background imageHumanitarian Collection: Scout headquarters at Argostolion, Kefalonia, Greece

Scout headquarters at Argostolion, Kefalonia, Greece. Four earthquakes hit the island in August 1953, destroying many buildings; the scouts helped with clearing up and humanitarian aid activities

Background imageHumanitarian Collection: Scouts landing food, Argostolion, Kefalonia, Greece

Scouts landing food, Argostolion, Kefalonia, Greece
Scouts landing food at Argostolion, Kefalonia, Greece. Four earthquakes hit the island in August 1953, destroying many buildings; the scouts helped with clearing up and humanitarian aid activities

Background imageHumanitarian Collection: Scout in ruins of Argostolion, Kefalonia, Greece

Scout in ruins of Argostolion, Kefalonia, Greece
A scout in the ruins of Argostolion, Kefalonia, Greece. Four earthquakes hit the island in August 1953, destroying many buildings; the scouts helped with clearing up and humanitarian aid activities

Background imageHumanitarian Collection: Scouts distributing bread, Argostolion, Kefalonia, Greece

Scouts distributing bread, Argostolion, Kefalonia, Greece
Scouts distributing bread in Argostolion, Kefalonia, Greece. Four earthquakes hit the island in August 1953, destroying many buildings; the scouts helped with clearing up

Background imageHumanitarian Collection: Scouts in ruins of Argostolion, Kefalonia, Greece

Scouts in ruins of Argostolion, Kefalonia, Greece
Scouts in the ruins of Argostolion, Kefalonia, Greece. Four earthquakes hit the island in August 1953, destroying many buildings; the scouts helped with clearing up and humanitarian aid activities

Background imageHumanitarian Collection: Scouts landing materials at Argostolion, Kefalonia, Greece

Scouts landing materials at Argostolion, Kefalonia, Greece
Scouts landing materials at Limenarchio, Argostolion, Kefalonia, Greece. Four earthquakes hit the island in August 1953, destroying many buildings; the scouts helped with clearing up

Background imageHumanitarian Collection: Scouts pitching tents, Argostolion, Kefalonia, Greece

Scouts pitching tents, Argostolion, Kefalonia, Greece
Scouts pitching tents at Argostolion, Kefalonia, Greece. Four earthquakes hit the island in August 1953, destroying many buildings; the scouts helped with clearing up and humanitarian aid activities

Background imageHumanitarian Collection: Spanish refugees in Gibraltar

Spanish refugees in Gibraltar are given a meal of soup and bread by local boy scouts after crossing the frontier from Spain, 4 February 1965. Although Spanish-speaking, their passports are British

Background imageHumanitarian Collection: Lady Muriel Paget, WW1

Lady Muriel Paget, WW1
Lady Muriel Paget (1876 - 1938), nee Finch-Hatton, wife of Sir Richard Surtees Paget, second Baronet of Oldfallings Hall, Wolverhampton

Background imageHumanitarian Collection: Lady Muriel Paget

Lady Muriel Paget (1876 - 1938), nee Finch-Hatton, wife of Sir Richard Surtees Paget, second Baronet of Oldfallings Hall, Wolverhampton

Background imageHumanitarian Collection: Group of Romanian Jews

Group of Romanian Jews
A group of Romanian Jews, with a quotation from Prime Minister Carp. Below is an historical note about the persecution of the Jews in Romania in 1866

Background imageHumanitarian Collection: Tokyo Earthquake, Japan 1923 (4 / 9)

Tokyo Earthquake, Japan 1923 (4 / 9)
Tokyo Earthquake, Japan 1st September 1923 - the earthquake and typhoon killed an estimated 99, 300 people. Here, refugees lines the platforms of Tokyo Station, desperate to flee the burning city

Background imageHumanitarian Collection: Red Cross workers on World War One battlefield

Red Cross workers on World War One battlefield
A hand painted lantern slide depicting Red Cross workers on a World War One battlefield at night, looking for survivors after a battle

Background imageHumanitarian Collection: Bramwell Booth

Bramwell Booth
Portrait, in uniform, of (William) Bramwell Booth (1856-1929), eldest son of Salvation Army founder William Booth. Bramwell became the Armys second leader (General) after his fathers death in 1912

Background imageHumanitarian Collection: Edward Maitland 1824-97

Edward Maitland 1824-97
Edawrd Maitland (1824 - 1897) - English humanitarian writer. A supporter for the rights of higher education for women, a spiritualist and founder of The Hermetic Society in 1884

Background imageHumanitarian Collection: Humanitarian Deism

Humanitarian Deism
A speaker in Hyde Park, at Speakers Corner orates to a listening crowd in 1912. Since 1872, people have been allowed to speak at Speakers Corner on any subject they want

Background imageHumanitarian Collection: Carnegie and Colleagues

Carnegie and Colleagues
ANDREW CARNEGIE American industrialist and humanitarian, seen here with his cousin, George N.Lauder and Thomas N.Miller in 1862



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