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Background imageLatest Collection: Female contortionist Diana Gaye playing records

Female contortionist Diana Gaye playing records
The female contortionist Diana Gaye in the sitting room, putting a record on the record player, with an array of the latest LP covers on display. Date: 1971

Background imageLatest Collection: Poster, I am a Silver Knight

Poster, I am a Silver Knight. I am a member of the Circle of Silver Knights, open to owners of Raleigh, Rudge and Humber tricycles. Let us show you the latest models

Background imageLatest Collection: The Monseigneur - Londons latest chic restaurant

The Monseigneur - Londons latest chic restaurant
Evening at The Monseigneur, a fashionable London restaurant, with diners watching a cabaret performance. The Monseigneur Restaurant was one of three main hot spots for dance music in the 1930s

Background imageLatest Collection: Latest 1950S Kitchen

Latest 1950S Kitchen
Woman enjoys cooking in her new kitchen fitted with all the latest mod-cons

Background imageLatest Collection: Bonzos Latest: This Weeks Studdy

Bonzos Latest: This Weeks Studdy
Famous dog, just after he had finally been christened with the name Bonzo. He appears with a swollen eye after fighting with a wasp

Background imageLatest Collection: 1903-Trouble; 1930-Reliability: The Motor cars wonderful ad

1903-Trouble; 1930-Reliability: The Motor cars wonderful ad
Six photographs illustrating the development of the motor car over a period of 27 years starting with the old Siddeley of 1903 next to its latest descendant of the time

Background imageLatest Collection: Map / Europe / France / Paris

Map / Europe / France / Paris
Map showing the growth of Paris from its earliest origins to the latest projects under Napoleon III

Background imageLatest Collection: LFDCA-LFB Vintage fire engine at Clapham fire station

LFDCA-LFB Vintage fire engine at Clapham fire station
A former Middlesex Fire Brigade pump escape at Clapham fire station. Middlesex was absorbed into the enlarged London Fire Brigade in 1965 with the creation of the Greater London Council

Background imageLatest Collection: An army officer sits astride a Silent Grey Harley Davidson

An army officer sits astride a Silent Grey Harley Davidson
A photograph of the latest 1916 model of motorcycle by American manufacturer Harley Davidson as tested by the military

Background imageLatest Collection: TREVITHICKs LOCO 1808

TREVITHICKs LOCO 1808
Trevithicks latest engine, known as the " catch-me-who- can" is the centre-piece at the steam circus on the New Road, Euston Square, London

Background imageLatest Collection: Fashion plate, Album de Bal, Atelier Bachwitz

Fashion plate, Album de Bal, Atelier Bachwitz
Fashion plate, Album de Bal, from Atelier Bachwitz, showing three women in the latest fashions. 1920s

Background imageLatest Collection: GLC-LFB appliance fleet -- Breakdown Lorry

GLC-LFB appliance fleet -- Breakdown Lorry
The GLC-LFB was created on 1 April 1965. A series of photos was commissioned of each type of fire engine, either within or absorbed into the enlarged London Fire Brigade

Background imageLatest Collection: Precocious Teenage Girl

Precocious Teenage Girl
A rather spoilt teenage girl, lying with her feet up, scoffing a box of chocolates whilst listening to her latest 78 gramophone records!

Background imageLatest Collection: Colossal statue of a goddess. 2nd century AD

Colossal statue of a goddess. 2nd century AD
Roman colossal statue of a goddess. 138-161 AD. The head is latest. Marble. From Egypt. Neues Museum (New Museum). Berlin. Germany

Background imageLatest Collection: When the ell is it going to be strawberry?

When the ell is it going to be strawberry?
Old Bill is disappointed to discover that the latest delivery of jam to the trenches on the Western Front during World I is plum and apple yet again! Date: 1915

Background imageLatest Collection: Woman wearing a fashionable velvettoque hat with plumes of feathers. Date: 1911

Woman wearing a fashionable velvettoque hat with plumes of feathers. Date: 1911

Background imageLatest Collection: Catalogue cover design, Geo. H. Harrison & Sons

Catalogue cover design, Geo. H. Harrison & Sons of Leeds and London, Latest Designs in Statue Series of chocolate box tops. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageLatest Collection: Mlle. Lyska Kostio and her collection of dolls

Mlle. Lyska Kostio and her collection of dolls
One of the latest crazes in Paris in the early 1910s was doll-collecting. Apparently Mlle. Kostio took all her dolls with her when she travelled, and looked after them all herself

Background imageLatest Collection: Snake Tattoo

Snake Tattoo
The latest craze for feminine beauty is the tattooing of the back with serpents, butterflies, etc. This picture was taken in a London salon. Date: 1929

Background imageLatest Collection: Tango teas at the Queens Theatre, London

Tango teas at the Queens Theatre, London
The Latest Fashion : " Pour Passer le Temps." Tango teas at the Queens Theatre, London (on Shaftesbury Avenue), where the stalls have been removed and replaced by tables

Background imageLatest Collection: The Latest Spelling Test by William Heath Robinson

The Latest Spelling Test by William Heath Robinson
A desperate effort to instil good luck into a five-franc plaque before returning to the Casino. Illustration by William Heath Robinson (1872-1944)

Background imageLatest Collection: Chic Vs False Chic 1914

Chic Vs False Chic 1914
True chic - elegant young woman wears the latest fashion to good advantage: hobble skirt & long belted fur trimmed jacket, the skirts of which create a tunic & a fur muff. Date: 1914

Background imageLatest Collection: Otis Skinner in his latest play, Prince Otto

Otis Skinner in his latest play, Prince Otto. Date c1900

Background imageLatest Collection: French Spring fashions in 1870

French Spring fashions in 1870
Women mingle with one another displaying the latest Spring fashions from a variety of angles

Background imageLatest Collection: Art is Long by Pica

Art is Long by Pica
A woman with a svelte figure and an Eton crop hair style studies the latest elongated fashions of the 1930s in the pages of a womens magazine

Background imageLatest Collection: The Clothes Season for Tourists

The Clothes Season for Tourists
The latest thing in Tourist outfits, specially recommended for walking tours Please note: Credit must appear as Courtesy of the Estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/ILN/Mary Evan"

Background imageLatest Collection: Illustration of FW190 Fighter; Second World War, 1942

Illustration of FW190 Fighter; Second World War, 1942
Illustration showing a German Focke-Wulf 190 fighter airplane, with cutaways of the engine and machine-guns, August 1942. This image showed some of the features of the latest FW190 captured by

Background imageLatest Collection: A Barber Distracted

A Barber Distracted
THE RED-HOT POLITICIAN A barber is more absorbed in the latest political gossip than his hot curling tongs, with painful results for his singed customer

Background imageLatest Collection: C17 Wig Maker / Woodcut

C17 Wig Maker / Woodcut
A wigmaker combs the hairs of his latest creation : naturally he wears a wig himself

Background imageLatest Collection: Winter fashions

Winter fashions
Two ladies model the latest winter fashions from Paris, featuring dresses with matching fur-trimmed coats and jaunty hats. Date: 1916

Background imageLatest Collection: Sempill British Aviation Mission to Japan, four planes

Sempill British Aviation Mission to Japan, four planes
Advance Training Machines. William Francis Forbes-Sempill, 19th Lord Sempill AFC, AFRAeS (1893-1965) was a Scottish peer and record-breaking air pioneer who was later shown to have passed secret

Background imageLatest Collection: Sempill British Aviation Mission to Japan, Avro 504

Sempill British Aviation Mission to Japan, Avro 504
The Avro Flight (A) Staff, group photo with Avro 504. William Francis Forbes-Sempill, 19th Lord Sempill AFC, AFRAeS (1893-1965)

Background imageLatest Collection: Woman in English-style dress, era of Marie Antoinette

Woman in English-style dress, era of Marie Antoinette
Woman in English-style dress with laced bodice, era of Marie Antoinette. Robe a l Anglaise le corpsage lace par derriere. Copperplate etching by Auguste Etienne Guillaumot from Costumes et coiffures

Background imageLatest Collection: Latest style of American velocipede 1869

Latest style of American velocipede 1869
America were in the middle of bicycle craze, different types of cycles were introduced, this design showing two large wheels revolving around a common axis with a crank motion for both hands

Background imageLatest Collection: WW2 - Wireless Operators Instruction Class

WW2 - Wireless Operators Instruction Class
A photograph of an active British WW2 Royal Air Force wireless operators instruction class, aloft in the latest (of the time) type of training plane. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageLatest Collection: WW2 - Wireless Operator Training Machine

WW2 - Wireless Operator Training Machine
A photograph portraying a British WW2 Royal Air Force wireless operator sat inside the latest (of the time) training machine. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageLatest Collection: Young Russian inventor Anatol M Josephs received the first US patent for a fully automatic

Young Russian inventor Anatol M Josephs received the first US patent for a fully automatic photographic film developing machine

Background imageLatest Collection: Selfridge and Co Advertisement

Selfridge and Co Advertisement
An advertisement illustration for Selfridge & Co, Ltd, aptly titled, The Romance of Commerce. 1, 000 years B.C. the Phoenicians traded with the Ancient Britons

Background imageLatest Collection: Berlin fireman outfit

Berlin fireman outfit
German Edwardian Firemen's Outfits; from a fire brigade demonstration in Berlin. It shows a fireman wearing the very latest of outfits

Background imageLatest Collection: White felt bowler hat, latest fashion for summer 1931

White felt bowler hat, latest fashion for summer 1931
Latest women's fashion in July 1931, white felt bowler hat Date: 1931

Background imageLatest Collection: Crowds of spectators came to see Prince and Princess of Wales (later George V and Mary of Teck)

Crowds of spectators came to see Prince and Princess of Wales (later George V and Mary of Teck) open the new Rotherhithe Tunnel, between Rotherhithe and Stepney. Date: 12th June 1908

Background imageLatest Collection: Latest frocks and smart hats by Robert Heath available at Knightsbridge, London. Date: 1930

Latest frocks and smart hats by Robert Heath available at Knightsbridge, London. Date: 1930

Background imageLatest Collection: Rotherhithe Road Tunnel, London 1908

Rotherhithe Road Tunnel, London 1908
Diagram plan of where the latest road tunnel under the River Thames, London is situated, linking Rotherhithe on the south west to Limehouse on the north east

Background imageLatest Collection: French War Balloon Patrie 1907

French War Balloon Patrie 1907
The latest success in military ballooning, the yellow Patrie maneuvering at a height of about a thousand feet above the Opera Quarter in Paris. Date: 8th July 1907

Background imageLatest Collection: Clment-Bayard No. 1 Airship 1908

Clment-Bayard No. 1 Airship 1908
Adolphe Clement-Bayard's latest French dirigible military airship, piloted by M. Henri Kapferer in response to a French Army decision to experiment with airship operations

Background imageLatest Collection: A selection of late Victorian hats for women. Date: 1900

A selection of late Victorian hats for women. Date: 1900

Background imageLatest Collection: Women wearing the very latest fashion in hats the Donkey's Ear Hat. Date: October 1913

Women wearing the very latest fashion in hats the Donkey's Ear Hat. Date: October 1913

Background imageLatest Collection: Pullman Luxury Motor Bus 1908

Pullman Luxury Motor Bus 1908
Three new luxurious public omnibuses started to run from between Queen's Gate and Portland Place, London. Holding nine passengers with upholstered arm-chairs that turned. Date: 1908



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