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Introduction Collection (#2)

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

Background imageIntroduction Collection: Collecting and applying for pensions at the post office

Collecting and applying for pensions at the post office
The introduction of pensions for the elderly. Images of men and women filling out applications in post offices after old age pensions were introduced by David Lloyd George in 1908

Background imageIntroduction Collection: Sunday closing

Sunday closing
A poster criticising the introduction of Sunday closing for public houses, the one day when the working classes had leisure time

Background imageIntroduction Collection: Transporting patients through busy London streets

Transporting patients through busy London streets
Method of transporting patients before the introduction of ambulances. In 1905 a proposal was put forward to Parliament to establish and maintain a street ambulance service

Background imageIntroduction Collection: James Anderson, Botanist

James Anderson, Botanist
JAMES ANDERSON - Physician- general to the East India Company, made valuable medical innovations in India, important studies of insects and crop introduction

Background imageIntroduction Collection: The Introduction of F[itzherbert] to St. James

The Introduction of F[itzherbert] to St. Jamess Date: 1786

Background imageIntroduction Collection: British Museum Egyptian Gallery

British Museum Egyptian Gallery
British Museum interior of the Egyptian gallery from 1890. Electric lights enabling the museum to be opened to the public in the evenings

Background imageIntroduction Collection: Riding Dress 1856

Riding Dress 1856
Woman in riding habit: lace jabot, jacket with sleeves en bouffant, trained skirt. Men: strapped pantaloons with floral trim, top hats, one man wears a joinville tie

Background imageIntroduction Collection: Rene Sudre - 2

Rene Sudre - 2
RENE SUDRE French scientific writer and psychical researcher, author of the excellent Introduction a la metapsychique humaine

Background imageIntroduction Collection: Rene Sudre - 1

Rene Sudre - 1
RENE SUDRE French scientific writer and psychical researcher, author of the excellent Introduction a la metapsychique humaine

Background imageIntroduction Collection: Marie Camargo

Marie Camargo
MARIE CAMARGO, Brussels-born dancer at the Paris Opera, responsible for the introduction of many technical innovations. (from a picture by Lancret.)

Background imageIntroduction Collection: Queen Bertha, later a saint

Queen Bertha, later a saint
BERTHA, BERTA, BERTE, BERTHE, BERTRADA or ALDEBERGE Queen of Ethelbert, King of Kent, daughter of Charibert I, Merovingian King of Paris

Background imageIntroduction Collection: Voting / General Election

Voting / General Election
A general election scene in Britain before the introduction of the secret ballot: voters coming to the poll at Westminster

Background imageIntroduction Collection: Tom Raw : Letter Intro

Tom Raw : Letter Intro
Tom Raw, a young officer newly arrived in India, presents a letter of introduction to a senior official

Background imageIntroduction Collection: Phone Box in Shop

Phone Box in Shop
Before the introduction of telephone kiosks, instruments were frequently made access- -ible to the public in shops such as this pharmacy where an assistant assist a customer

Background imageIntroduction Collection: Standard Metre

Standard Metre
After the introduction of the metric system during the French revolution, this STANDARD METRE was placed at the Petit-Luxembourg, Paris



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