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Background imageInstructions Collection: Me and My Girl - Instructions how to dance the Lambeth Walk

Me and My Girl - Instructions how to dance the Lambeth Walk
Type-written instructions on how to dance The Lambeth Walk, a cheery Cockney musical number, as featured in Arthur Rose and Douglas Furbers musical Me and My Girl. Date: 1937

Background imageInstructions Collection: WWI German gas mask, c 1918, in its original metal containe

WWI German gas mask, c 1918, in its original metal containe
First World War German gas mask, c. 1918, in its original metal container. With a supply of silicone window panes, the instructions translate from German to for humidity, don t wipe

Background imageInstructions Collection: WW2 poster -- gas attack

WW2 poster -- gas attack, with instructions on how to put on your gas mask, what to do if the gas rattles sound, and what to do if you get gassed. Date: 1940s

Background imageInstructions Collection: WW2 poster, How to tackle a fire bomb

WW2 poster, How to tackle a fire bomb, indoors and outdoors, with explanatory illustrations, by the Ministry of Home Security. Date: early 1940s

Background imageInstructions Collection: National Air Safety Committee Poster

National Air Safety Committee Poster
Poster, National Air Safety Committee, providing instructions to new pilots -- please help to keep flying safe. 1933

Background imageInstructions Collection: Ufos / New Mexico / Villa

Ufos / New Mexico / Villa
UFO whose 3 occupants talked with Paul Villa, giving him instructions how to make his own flying saucer 1 of 2

Background imageInstructions Collection: The Man Who Broke The Tube by H M Bateman

The Man Who Broke The Tube by H M Bateman, a man who does not heed the instructions on the glue. He brakes the tube, glues himself to the table, then his wife

Background imageInstructions Collection: LCC-LFB Breathing apparatus communications set

LCC-LFB Breathing apparatus communications set
A Sub Officer from Lambeths (D61) emergency tender crew demonstrating the Southampton communications equipment that was worn with a full face mask on the Proto (oxygen) breathing apparatus set

Background imageInstructions Collection: Miniature card, Nestles Happy Families

Miniature card, Nestles Happy Families, offering a full size pack to anyone who can collect a full miniature set. Each penny bar of chocolate contains one. 1935

Background imageInstructions Collection: Cub Scouts cleaning fire engine

Cub Scouts cleaning fire engine

Background imageInstructions Collection: Metropolitan Police Telephone Box System instruction book

Metropolitan Police Telephone Box System instruction book
A Metropolitan Police instruction book: Telephone Box System, published by Peckham Sub-Division

Background imageInstructions Collection: Escalator Trials

Escalator Trials
A couple misunderstand the instructions for stepping off a new fangled moving staircase and land in an undignified heap on the floor of the underground station

Background imageInstructions Collection: Do it yourself Bike

Do it yourself Bike
Home assembly model Safety bicycle : if you ve followed the instructions properly, you should have one of these : if it looks more like a lawn- mower, you boobed

Background imageInstructions Collection: Young lady curtsying on a street, 18th century

Young lady curtsying on a street, 18th century. Copperplate engraving from The Polite Academy, or Instructions for a Genteel Behaviour and Polite Address in Masters and Misses, R

Background imageInstructions Collection: Young gentleman dancing the minuet in a ballroom

Young gentleman dancing the minuet in a ballroom with columns, 18th century. Copperplate engraving from The Polite Academy

Background imageInstructions Collection: Balaclava and sleeping cap knitting patterns, WW1

Balaclava and sleeping cap knitting patterns, WW1
Patterns from a plain helmet or balaclava cap (top) and a sleeping cap taken from a Great War era Baldwins knitting booklet with instructions for knitting various comforts for soldiers at the front

Background imageInstructions Collection: The Triple Model Cut-Out Aeroplane, Tank & Aircraft Carrier

The Triple Model Cut-Out Aeroplane, Tank & Aircraft Carrier
An illustrated cover for a WW2 children's model cut-out book, containing instructions to make models of an aeroplane, tank and an aircraft carrier. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageInstructions Collection: Air-Sea Rescue Launch Cut-Out Book

Air-Sea Rescue Launch Cut-Out Book
An illustrated cover for a WW2 children's model cut-out book, containing instructions to make models of a wartime air-sea rescue launch vessel. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageInstructions Collection: The New Battleship Cut-Out Book

The New Battleship Cut-Out Book
An illustrated cover for a WW2 children's model cut-out book, containing instructions to make models of wartime warships and a submarine. The image shows a British Royal Navy battle ship

Background imageInstructions Collection: The Aeroplane Model Cut-Out Book 3

The Aeroplane Model Cut-Out Book 3
An illustrated cover for a WW2 children's model cut-out book, containing instructions to make models of wartime aircrafts. The image shows a Cataline flying boat. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageInstructions Collection: The Aeroplane Model Cut-Out Book 2

The Aeroplane Model Cut-Out Book 2
An illustrated cover for a WW2 children's model cut-out book, containing instructions to make models of wartime aircrafts. The image shows a British Hawker Hurricane fighter plane

Background imageInstructions Collection: The Aeroplane Model Cut-Out Book 1

The Aeroplane Model Cut-Out Book 1
An illustrated cover for a WW2 children's model cut-out book, containing instructions to make models of wartime aircrafts. The image shows a British Supermarine Spitfire fighter plane

Background imageInstructions Collection: WW2 Air Observer Receiving Instruction

WW2 Air Observer Receiving Instruction
A photograph which portrays a British WW2 air observer receiving final instructions from the pilot of an Avro Anson coastal patrol and general duty plane. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageInstructions Collection: Cunard Line, RMS Caronia - folder cover, Captain's Copy

Cunard Line, RMS Caronia - folder cover, Captain's Copy
Cunard Line, RMS Caronia - hard bound folder of the officers instruction book labelled Caronia with label inscribed Cunard Captain's Copy'. 13 x 10.5 inches. Date: 20th century

Background imageInstructions Collection: Cunard Line, QE2 - bridge telegraph

Cunard Line, QE2 - bridge telegraph
Cunard Line QE2 - original bridge telegraph that was installed in 1967 and remained until it was removed in 1987. Date: 20th century

Background imageInstructions Collection: Notes relating to Board of Trade Titanic inquiry

Notes relating to Board of Trade Titanic inquiry
RMS Titanic, Captain Maurice Clarke Archive. Typed notes dated 28 April 1912 relating to the Board of Trade enquiry into the Titanic disaster

Background imageInstructions Collection: RAF airmen take instructions before setting off, WW2

RAF airmen take instructions before setting off, WW2
RAF airmen taking instructions before setting off on a flight Date: circa 1941

Background imageInstructions Collection: Sacramentary (Fragment)

Sacramentary (Fragment)
Leaf from a liturgical text, possibly a sacramentary, parchment. The text contains various prayers and instructions. Text in black in a single column in a Caroline minuscule hand with red capitals

Background imageInstructions Collection: A drop shoulder cardigan in honeycomb stitch, published with instructions on how to create

A drop shoulder cardigan in honeycomb stitch, published with instructions on how to create the garment at home. Date: 1954

Background imageInstructions Collection: A decorative lamp and lampshade. The image was accompanied by instructions on how to make

A decorative lamp and lampshade. The image was accompanied by instructions on how to make the lampshade oneself. Date: 1954

Background imageInstructions Collection: Some ideas and instructions for home knitting projects - a reversible cardigan and a jumper

Some ideas and instructions for home knitting projects - a reversible cardigan and a jumper. Date: 1943

Background imageInstructions 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 imageInstructions Collection: Some ideas and instructions for home knitting projects - a twin set, and woollen stockings

Some ideas and instructions for home knitting projects - a twin set, and woollen stockings. Date: 1943

Background imageInstructions Collection: Designs for women's knitwear, published with instructions on how to make the garments at home

Designs for women's knitwear, published with instructions on how to make the garments at home. Date: 1943

Background imageInstructions Collection: A crocheted hat and a knitted and crocheted cravat scarf. The images accompanied instructions

A crocheted hat and a knitted and crocheted cravat scarf. The images accompanied instructions on how to create the garments yourself. Date: 1932

Background imageInstructions Collection: Belgain Internal circulation Postcard

Belgain Internal circulation Postcard
The card carries extra printed strips at each end that give instructions in French and Flemish about where the card can be used. It was posted in Louvain on 5 June 1874 Date: circa 1870

Background imageInstructions Collection: Poster, DON'T, wartime instructions, WW1

Poster, DON'T, wartime instructions, WW1. 1. Don't use a motor car or motor cycle for pleasure purposes. 2. Don t buy new clothes needlessly

Background imageInstructions Collection: Music cover, The Chestnut Tree

Music cover, The Chestnut Tree, the Novelty Singing Dance Sensation. Date: 1938

Background imageInstructions Collection: Leaflet, Toys from Tins, The Nursery School Association

Leaflet, Toys from Tins, The Nursery School Association, Park Crescent, London W1

Background imageInstructions Collection: Toys from Tins by The Nursery School Association

Toys from Tins by The Nursery School Association
Toys from Tins, leaflet 2, by The Nursery School Association

Background imageInstructions Collection: British soldiers on field telephones, WW1

British soldiers on field telephones, WW1
British soldiers on field telephones in a concrete dugout, transmitting orders for battery ranges, Western Front, First World War. 1914-1918

Background imageInstructions Collection: Edward VII's yacht, Britannia

Edward VII's yacht, Britannia
The Royal yacht, Britannia taken in 1909 during the reign of Edward VII. Originally commissioned by Edward when he was Prince of Wales from G

Background imageInstructions Collection: WW2, Army Exercise Instruction hanging cards, three double-sided for Monday to Saturday

WW2, Army Exercise Instruction hanging cards, three double-sided for Monday to Saturday (visible here are Thursday, Friday and Saturday). Date: circa 1940

Background imageInstructions Collection: London chauffeur and car

London chauffeur and car
A London chauffeur stands by his car awaiting instructions. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageInstructions Collection: Dressing Room Footlights dedicated to the costume

Dressing Room Footlights dedicated to the costume designer Dolly Tree, 1931 with instructions of how to make a little French peasant dress Date: 1929

Background imageInstructions Collection: Cartoon, Bygone Times, Tom Cannon and William Day

Cartoon, Bygone Times, Tom Cannon and William Day
Cartoon, Bygone Times - William Day gives his final instructions to Tom Cannon. Day was a member of the horseracing family for whom Cannon worked. 1884

Background imageInstructions Collection: Portable darkroom - Instructions

Portable darkroom - Instructions
Written instruction for creating a portable darkroom to develop photographic prints. Date: 1905

Background imageInstructions Collection: Instructions for the game of diablo or Chinese yo-yo

Instructions for the game of diablo or Chinese yo-yo, showing various tricks and techniques, early 19th century. Lithograph from Henry Rene Allemagnes Sports and Games of Skill



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