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Background imageInspecting Collection: Wandsworth Prison, south west London

Wandsworth Prison, south west London
A galleried wing of Wandsworth Prison in south west London. Two warders inspect the cells

Background imageInspecting Collection: Winston Churchil visiting gun sites, England, 1944

Winston Churchil visiting gun sites, England, 1944
Winston Churchill visiting anti flying bomb defences in June 1944. Seen here at a gun battery in southern England. The caption on the back of the photograph reads, " The Prime Minister today

Background imageInspecting Collection: King and Queen inspecting bomb damage at Buckingham Palace

King and Queen inspecting bomb damage at Buckingham Palace
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth pictured among the rubble at Buckingham Palace following German air raids during the Blitz, September 1940

Background imageInspecting Collection: Gutenbergs printing press

Gutenbergs printing press
Gutenberg inspects the first sheet of his Bible, which has just come off the press

Background imageInspecting Collection: Queen Elizabeth reviews female LFB dispatch rider, WW2

Queen Elizabeth reviews female LFB dispatch rider, WW2
Visit to LFB by Queen Elizabeth and Princess Elizabeth. Queen Elizabeth reviews a female dispatch rider at the Lambeth Headquarters of the London Fire Brigade

Background imageInspecting Collection: Princess Elizabeth as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards, 1942

Princess Elizabeth as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards, 1942
Princess Elizabeth, later Queen Elizabeth II, as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards. Her first formal engagement was on her 16th birthday, inspecting the Grenadier Guards as Colonel of this regiment

Background imageInspecting Collection: Lord Mountbatten inspecting Sea Scouts

Lord Mountbatten inspecting Sea Scouts
Lord Louis Mountbatten of Burma, Commodore of Sea Scouts, inspecting the 2nd Cowes Sea Scouts on the opening of their new Headquarters. August 1977

Background imageInspecting Collection: NFS - Home Office hose tests at Wimbledon, WW2

NFS - Home Office hose tests at Wimbledon, WW2
London Region NFS/AFS firefighters assisting in Home Office trials to improve water delivery systems to emergency dams and onto fires after the fire service was nationalised in August 1941

Background imageInspecting Collection: The Queen inspects pikemen and musketeers

The Queen inspects pikemen and musketeers
The Queen inspecting the pikemen and musketeers of the Honourable Artillery Company at Armoury House. Date: 1955

Background imageInspecting Collection: Sir Douglas Haig and Vice Admiral Keyes at Dover

Sir Douglas Haig and Vice Admiral Keyes at Dover
Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig (1861-1928) and Vice Admiral Sir Roger John Brownlow Keyes (1872-1945) inspecting a Royal Navy guard of honour on their arrival at Dover, Kent. circa December 1918

Background imageInspecting Collection: Lord Kitchener inspecting Indian troops

Lord Kitchener inspecting Indian troops
Field Marshal Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, (1850 - 1916), Field Marshal, diplomat, and statesman, inspecting Indian troops at Hampton Court, West London

Background imageInspecting Collection: Smithfield Cattle Show

Smithfield Cattle Show
Panoramic view of the Smithfield Club Cattle Show in London in 1851 showing men in stovepipe hats inspecting the numerous beasts on display

Background imageInspecting Collection: Haig Inspects Sailors

Haig Inspects Sailors
Field Marshall Sir Douglas Haig inspecting sailors who took part in the raids on Ostend and Zeebrugge

Background imageInspecting Collection: King George V hunting

King George V hunting
King George V, on a big-game hunting expedition in India, Nepal, (photographed here in Howdah of the big elephant in centre) inspecting the results of a mornings sport including four tigers

Background imageInspecting Collection: Market / Pont-Aven / France

Market / Pont-Aven / France
Market day at Pont Aven, Brittany. There seems to be a very relaxed atmosphere as people and cattle roam around inspecting the stalls

Background imageInspecting Collection: King George V with RAF officers, Western Front, WW1

King George V with RAF officers, Western Front, WW1
King George V inspecting RAF officers on the Western Front in France during World War One, August 1918. The men belonged to the 11th and 2nd Balloon Wings (air reconnaissance). 1918

Background imageInspecting Collection: Army Education Exhibition at Eltham Palace

Army Education Exhibition at Eltham Palace: inspecting a German miners dress uniform in the section " Germany Under Control". Date: 1946

Background imageInspecting Collection: Inspecting Carcasses

Inspecting Carcasses
Local Government inspectors examining the carcasses of pigs

Background imageInspecting Collection: George V inspecting Roman galley unearthed in London 1912

George V inspecting Roman galley unearthed in London 1912
George V and Queen Mary inspecting the only Roman boat to be found in Britain during a visit to the London Museum. The galley was unearthed in London on the site of the new County Hall

Background imageInspecting Collection: People inspecting an early gasometer, London

People inspecting an early gasometer, London
People inspecting an early gasometer (gas container), London. At this time the streets were lit by gas. Date: 1842

Background imageInspecting Collection: Visit to England by the Shah of Persia

Visit to England by the Shah of Persia
Visit by Ahmad Shah Qajar (1898-1930) - Shah of Persia (Iran) from 1909 to 1925. The Qajar dynasty. An inspection of the guard of honour at Dover

Background imageInspecting Collection: King Haakon VII of Norway and Crown Prince Olav

King Haakon VII of Norway and Crown Prince Olav in exile in the UK 1940-45 inspecting Norwegian troops. Date: circa 1943

Background imageInspecting Collection: WW2 - Home Front - King George VI meets a young boy munition worker (15 year-old Leonard

WW2 - Home Front - King George VI meets a young boy munition worker (15 year-old Leonard Fiske) during his inspection of a famous munitions factory - the lad continued to feed revolver bullets into

Background imageInspecting Collection: Princess Mary leaving after inspecting the new RAF Hospital

Princess Mary leaving after inspecting the new RAF Hospital and nurses quarters at Halton, Bucks, in 1927. Date: 1927

Background imageInspecting Collection: Inspecting linen, linen production, Victorian period

Inspecting linen, linen production, Victorian period

Background imageInspecting Collection: Linen manufacture, Inspecting cloth

Linen manufacture, Inspecting cloth

Background imageInspecting Collection: The First Commander inspecting troops in Mons during WW1

The First Commander inspecting troops in Mons during WW1 Date: circa 1916

Background imageInspecting Collection: WW1 Inspecting troops in Mons

WW1 Inspecting troops in Mons Date: circa 1916

Background imageInspecting Collection: WW2 Officer's Orderly Man And Padre

WW2 Officer's Orderly Man And Padre
A pair of WW2 illustrations from a children's ABC book. The left image shows an Officer's orderly man closely inspecting a uniform boot, while the right picture portrays a Padre

Background imageInspecting Collection: Patterned Fabrics Advertisement Photograph

Patterned Fabrics Advertisement Photograph
A photograph used for the advertisement of patterned fabrics, the image portrays two women in the countryside inspecting some examples. Date: circa 1939

Background imageInspecting Collection: Chelsea Studios Advertisement, Private View

Chelsea Studios Advertisement, Private View
An advertisement page which promotes the services of the Chelsea Studios Ltd. specialists in figure, lettering, still life and retouching

Background imageInspecting Collection: Commemorative Bas Relief Design

Commemorative Bas Relief Design
A design for a commemorative bas relief, depicting a man inspecting the hoof of a war horse, with a knight in armour sat upon his back. Date: circa 1904

Background imageInspecting Collection: Inspecting the Guard, Gordon Highlanders

Inspecting the Guard, Gordon Highlanders Date: 1915

Background imageInspecting Collection: Motoring Breakdown

Motoring Breakdown
This sketch shows a stationary motor vehicle, one man is inspecting underneath, while the other is sat resting on the ground. Date: circa 1901

Background imageInspecting Collection: La Vertu Dedaignant Les Presents De L'Amour

La Vertu Dedaignant Les Presents De L'Amour
This illustration, translated as Virtue Disdaining Love's Gifts portrays an old man wearing a bath robe, closely inspecting a little green book

Background imageInspecting Collection: Inspecting Blitz bomb damage, Christie's Auctioneers, WW2

Inspecting Blitz bomb damage, Christie's Auctioneers, WW2
Inspecting Blitz bomb damage at Christie's Auction House, King Street, London, during the Second World War Date: circa 1941

Background imageInspecting Collection: Hochst Group

Hochst Group
An example of a Hochst group figurine, comprising of some men carefully tending to the appearance of the seated woman, one is holding a mirror

Background imageInspecting Collection: RMS Queen Mary, hull and propellers

RMS Queen Mary, hull and propellers
RMS Queen Mary's hull and propellers were subjected to minute inspection before her official trials Date: 1930s

Background imageInspecting Collection: Bush Landscape

Bush Landscape
A landscape oil painting of the bush lands in Australia, showing a muscular white horse with a man inspecting the ground. Date: circa 1921

Background imageInspecting Collection: The Broken Vase

The Broken Vase
An oil painting showing a seated mother wearing a pink dress, inspecting a large vase, which appears to be broken, with a sheeping looking boy standing nearby. Date: circa 1917

Background imageInspecting Collection: The Crevice

The Crevice
An oil painting showing a lady standing on some high rocks, wearing a long, blue dress, accompanied by a younger woman say down, inspecting a crevice that has formed between them. Date: circa 1916

Background imageInspecting Collection: King George VI inspecting the Yeomen of the Guard

King George VI inspecting the Yeomen of the Guard
King George VI (1895-1952) inspecting the Yeomen of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. The Yeomen are under the Captaincy of Arthur Chichester, Colonel The Lord Templemore (1880-1953). Date: 1939

Background imageInspecting Collection: Lord Shrewsbury at Hurlingham polo club

Lord Shrewsbury at Hurlingham polo club
Major Charles Henry John Chetwynd-Talbot, 20th Earl of Shrewsbury, 20th Earl of Waterford, 5th Earl Talbot KCVO (1860-1921) was keen on polo. Here he is attending a pony show at the Hurlingham Club

Background imageInspecting Collection: Royal Air Force Pilot Officer K. W. MacKenzie, DFC

Royal Air Force Pilot Officer K. W. MacKenzie, DFC
Royal Air Force Pilot Officer K.W. MacKenzie, DFC, inspecting wing of his Hurricane, WW2. Date: 1942

Background imageInspecting Collection: Woman inspecting peas in Birds Eye factory

Woman inspecting peas in Birds Eye factory
Woman inspecting peas in a Birds Eye factory before they are quick-frozen. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageInspecting Collection: Harold Macmillan on a state visit to Soviet Russia

Harold Macmillan on a state visit to Soviet Russia
Harold Macmillan (Maurice Harold Macmillan, 1st Earl of Stockton, 1894-1986), British Conservative politician, Prime Minister 1957-1963

Background imageInspecting Collection: General Mola inspecting the Civil Guard; Spanish Civil War

General Mola inspecting the Civil Guard; Spanish Civil War
General Emilio Mola (1887 - 1937), (on left, waving) inspecting members of the Civil Guard, during the Spanish Civil War. Date: 1936

Background imageInspecting Collection: CARL XII OF SWEDEN DIES

CARL XII OF SWEDEN DIES
Carl XII of Sweden shot while inspecting the trenches at the siege of the fortress of Fredriksten during an attack on Norway. Date: 1718



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