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Introduction Collection

Background imageIntroduction Collection: Man holding flag

Man holding flag
Socialist pamphlet cover illustration: Letters to a young woman : an introduction to socialism by Douglas Rogers, Forum Press, 1944 Date: 1944

Background imageIntroduction Collection: Cycling / Penny Farthing

Cycling / Penny Farthing
The penny farthing was popular between 1873 & 1885, before the introduction of the first safety bicycles

Background imageIntroduction Collection: Sandbanks Chain Ferry No. 1 - Entrance to Poole Harbour

Sandbanks Chain Ferry No. 1 - Entrance to Poole Harbour
The No.1 steam-powered Sandbanks chain ferry. Sandbanks Ferry is a vehicular chain ferry which crosses the entrance of Poole Harbour in the English county of Dorset

Background imageIntroduction Collection: Irish gentleman in a whisky bar in Dublin prison, 1821

Irish gentleman in a whisky bar in Dublin prison, 1821
Irish gentleman in Croftons whisky and beer bar in Dublin prison, 1821. Bankrupt Brian Boru with his friends in the taproom drinking with criminals and debtors. The Tap in Sheriffs Prison

Background imageIntroduction Collection: The introduction of tanks into battle on the Western Front

The introduction of tanks into battle on the Western Front
A illustration showing a tank driving through a village street on the Western Front. Tanks were first introduced into battle on the 15th September 1916 when a D1 tank was guided into action by

Background imageIntroduction Collection: Patrons of the Cafe Royal

Patrons of the Cafe Royal
Sketches by H. H. Harris of various well-known artists, writers and celebrities of the 1930s who were regular patrons of the Cafe Royal in Regent Street, London

Background imageIntroduction Collection: Cartoon, Notice to Quit, electricity on London Underground

Cartoon, Notice to Quit, electricity on London Underground
Cartoon, Notice to Quit, a comment on the introduction of electric trains on the London Underground, showing The Fairy Electra banishing the Steam Locomotive Underground Demon

Background imageIntroduction Collection: Raymond Baxter interviewing Captain James Linton A. F. C

Raymond Baxter interviewing Captain James Linton A. F. C
Raymond Baxter interviewing Captain James Linton A.F.C, a BOAC Comet pilot: discussing the recent introduction of the de Havilland Comet and Boeing 707 on trans-Atlantic airline routes

Background imageIntroduction Collection: The introduction of electric trams in the cities of Britain were becoming more popular due to

The introduction of electric trams in the cities of Britain were becoming more popular due to being cleaner, cheaper, smoother, roomier and safer

Background imageIntroduction Collection: Medieval knight in armour falling to his death from a tower

Medieval knight in armour falling to his death from a tower. Alan commits suicide at the loss of Adelaide. Handcoloured copperplate engraving after an illustration by Thomas Rowlandson from The

Background imageIntroduction Collection: Woman meeting a portly dandy in a parlour

Woman meeting a portly dandy in a parlour with large mirror and sofa. Charmed to meet you! (What an oaf!) Handcoloured lithograph by the Gihaut brothers after an illustration by Jean Gabriel Scheffer

Background imageIntroduction Collection: An Amazing Seance and an Exposure

An Amazing Seance and an Exposure
Cover design, An Amazing Seance and an Exposure, by Sydney A Moseley, introduction by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. 1919

Background imageIntroduction Collection: Music cover, Napoleons Grand March

Music cover, Napoleons Grand March, with an Introduction composed by Charles W Glover. 19th century

Background imageIntroduction Collection: Prime Minister, William Ewart Gladstone (1809 - 1898), delivering the Peroration of his

Prime Minister, William Ewart Gladstone (1809 - 1898), delivering the Peroration of his Speech on the Introduction of the Home Rule Bill, granting Ireland limited self-rule within the British Empire

Background imageIntroduction Collection: United States Navy - Vought TF-8A Crusader 143710

United States Navy - Vought TF-8A Crusader 143710
United States Navy - Vought NTF-8A Crusader 143710, of the Test Pilot School, at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland, with a ground run intake guard fitted

Background imageIntroduction Collection: Prime Minister, William Ewart Gladstone (1809 - 1898), delivering the Peroration of his

Prime Minister, William Ewart Gladstone (1809 - 1898), delivering the Peroration of his Speech on the Introduction of the Home Rule Bill, granting Ireland limited self-rule within the British Empire

Background imageIntroduction Collection: Cartoon, Metropolitan Prize Puzzles No. 1

Cartoon, Metropolitan Prize Puzzles No. 1 -- traffic at Marble Arch, Central London, before the introduction of the Congestion Charge. Date: 1883

Background imageIntroduction Collection: AMERICAN DOLLARS

AMERICAN DOLLARS
A selection of different dollar coins, before the introduction of the United States Central Bank in 1911. The coins pictured include a dollar from California. Date: late 19th century

Background imageIntroduction Collection: NEW MANSERVANT

NEW MANSERVANT
A gentleman - and his dog - inspect an applicant for a job, bringing a letter of introduction Date: early 19th century

Background imageIntroduction Collection: COMPRESSED AIR BLOWING

COMPRESSED AIR BLOWING
The introduction of compressed air for blowing glass put an end to the occupational ailment of glassblowers whose lungs were destroyed by their work Date: 1883

Background imageIntroduction Collection: Introduction of Randolph

Introduction of Randolph
Ben Johnson holding court at the Apollo alehouse, greeting for the first time Thomas Randolph a young poet, who was to become one of his twelve adopted sons. Date: 19th century

Background imageIntroduction Collection: Princess Margaret meeting Metropolitan Police officers

Princess Margaret meeting Metropolitan Police officers during a visit to the Commissioners Mess. Among those present are Assistant Commissioner John Gerrard

Background imageIntroduction Collection: Cartoon, The New Dance Mistress, WW1

Cartoon, The New Dance Mistress, WW1
Cartoon, The New Dance Mistress, showing an Austro-Hungarian or German officer in eastern costume introducing a plump German woman, Fraulein Gans (Miss Goose)

Background imageIntroduction Collection: National Insurance Card

National Insurance Card
A postcard to mark the introduction by Lloyd George of the National Insurance scheme

Background imageIntroduction Collection: Introduction to Mwanga III of Uganda

Introduction to Mwanga III of Uganda
Introduction to Mwanga, from The Rise of Our East African Empire, by Lord Frederick J.D. Lugard, 1893 Date: 1894

Background imageIntroduction Collection: Greater London Council (GLC)-LFB Press Conference

Greater London Council (GLC)-LFB Press Conference
The Leader of the GLC (standing), Paddy Henry, Chairman of the GLCs Fire Brigades Committee (to his left) and Joe Milner, Chief Officer of the LFB (far right)

Background imageIntroduction Collection: Taking Car on Ferry

Taking Car on Ferry
Loading a car ferry before the introduction of the drive-on drive-off system : the cars are loaded one by one onto pallets and craned aboard

Background imageIntroduction Collection: Public information notice, Decimal Money

Public information notice, Decimal Money
Public information advertisement preparing for the introduction of decimal money in the UK on 15 February 1971. 1971

Background imageIntroduction Collection: Village Blacksmith - Introduction

Village Blacksmith - Introduction - Coloured Slide -Long fellow portrait, house, dates, title. Date: circa 1880s

Background imageIntroduction Collection: Civil Defence Handbook, introduction and basic facts

Civil Defence Handbook, introduction and basic facts
Civil Defence Handbook introduction and facts, pages 4 and 5. Highlights the events following on from a H-bomb explosion

Background imageIntroduction Collection: United States. New York. 50th Anniversary of the introductio

United States. New York. 50th Anniversary of the introductio
Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843). German physician, founder of homeopathy. New York. 50th Anniversary of the introduction of homeopathy. Commemorative banquet in the Hospital of Wards Island

Background imageIntroduction Collection: Cartoon, Introduction of Citizen Volpone... at Paris

Cartoon, Introduction of Citizen Volpone... at Paris
Cartoon, Introduction of Citizen Volpone & his Suite at Paris, Vide The Moniteur, & Cobbetts Letters, by James Gillray. Showing Charles James Fox

Background imageIntroduction Collection: The Village, Knossington, England

The Village, Knossington, England
The Village, Knossington, near Oakham, Leicestershire, England. The photograph (which is about 4.5 inches x 6.5) may possibly be the owners/staff of the shop in later years (probably 1950s or 60s)

Background imageIntroduction Collection: Rationing of Food, February 1918, WW1

Rationing of Food, February 1918, WW1
Page from The Sphere reporting on the introduction of food rationing of meat and butter in London and Home Counties on 25 February 1918

Background imageIntroduction Collection: U-boat warfare 1939-1945 by G. H. Davis

U-boat warfare 1939-1945 by G. H. Davis
U-boat warfare 1939-1945: a survey of changing German submarines and tactics in a never-ceasing battle during the Second World War

Background imageIntroduction Collection: Introduction, Album of Views of Woolwich Arsenal

Introduction, Album of Views of Woolwich Arsenal. Date: circa 1905

Background imageIntroduction Collection: Fairchild FC-2W-2 aircraft on ice at Lac du Bonnet Manitoba

Fairchild FC-2W-2 aircraft on ice at Lac du Bonnet Manitoba
Fairchild FC-2W-2 aircraft on ice at Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba, including CF-aN and CF-aO, circa 1929. The introduction of the first Fairchilds (which could be outfitted with wheels)

Background imageIntroduction Collection: Carcinus maenas, European shore crab

Carcinus maenas, European shore crab
Specimens of this invasive crab, which has spread well beyond its native range and is threatening ecosystems the world over

Background imageIntroduction Collection: Hennen & Wadhams marriage Feb 1911

Hennen & Wadhams marriage Feb 1911

Background imageIntroduction Collection: Book cover design, Aerial Warfare

Book cover design, Aerial Warfare by RP Hearne, London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1908, with an introduction by Sir Hirams Maxim. 1908

Background imageIntroduction Collection: Two aspiring musical comedy artistes, London

Two aspiring musical comedy artistes, London
Minter and Osborn of Manchester, contestants in the 13th Encore Competition staged in Collins Music Hall, Islington, London

Background imageIntroduction Collection: Police introduction service / W H Robinson

Police introduction service / W H Robinson
Post war Britain will be such a pleasant place to live that even policemen will be able to find time to introduce total strangers in the park. who may otherwise be too shy themselves

Background imageIntroduction Collection: Introduction robot / W H Robinson

Introduction robot / W H Robinson
Post War Britain - Social amenities. The penny-in-the-slot introduction machine for introducing strangers to one another in the park

Background imageIntroduction Collection: The Introduction by Geo. S. Dixon

The Introduction by Geo. S. Dixon
An actress in a skimpy stage costume and jaunty head dress introduces herself to a theatre audience at the beginning of a show or revue

Background imageIntroduction Collection: The Introduction / W Heath Robinson

The Introduction / W Heath Robinson
The Introduction. A man traveling by car in one direction is introduced to a lady traveling by car in the opposite direction by a third party, also in a car

Background imageIntroduction Collection: Pity the poor strap hanger

Pity the poor strap hanger
An image illustrating the introduction of hand straps on underground trains. When straps were added to underground railway carriages in the early 1900s, there was an outcry among travellers

Background imageIntroduction Collection: Victoria Cross, The New Order of Valour

Victoria Cross, The New Order of Valour
Special colour supplement from the ILN, June 1857 to commemorate the introduction of the Victoria Cross, a new order of valour first bestowed by Queen Victoria upon Crimean War veterans

Background imageIntroduction Collection: Postman circa. 1840

Postman circa. 1840
An early photograph of a postman, circa 1840 wearing a cape and top hat. Before postage stamps, he would have to collect payment for each individual letter



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