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Lonely Collection

Background imageLonely Collection: First Metropolitan Police-Dogs

First Metropolitan Police-Dogs
Front cover photograph showing two London policemen with the first Metropolitan police-dogs in 1938, thirty years after the first dogs were used by the North Eastern Railway Police to patrol Hull

Background imageLonely Collection: A fairy moon and a lonely shore A fairy moon and a lonely sh

A fairy moon and a lonely shore A fairy moon and a lonely sh
A fairy moon and a lonely shore. Print shows a man with a shoulder pole walking along a moonlite shore. Date between 1890 and 1940

Background imageLonely Collection: Western - Lonely Trails

Western - Lonely Trails
TALES OF LONELY TRAILS by Zane Grey - moments that live in the minds of sportsmen

Background imageLonely Collection: A London Underground platform at Bank station

A London Underground platform at Bank station
An empty London Underground platform at Bank station, on the Northern Line. early 1930s

Background imageLonely Collection: Advertisement for Horlicks

Advertisement for Horlicks -- Better Luck Next Time. Female model (Julie Bishop) in the foreground, looking with disappointment at a dancing couple in the background. 1959

Background imageLonely Collection: Milton / Comus / Stars 1634

Milton / Comus / Stars 1634
the Stars That nature hung in Heav n, and fill d their Lamps with everlasting oil, to give due light To the misled and lonely Travailer. Date: First published : 1634

Background imageLonely Collection: Susan sits alone on the fence

Susan sits alone on the fence, unhappy to think that Dunderpate is going to marry the tailors daughter or the pastrycooks daughter. Date: 1938

Background imageLonely Collection: Man on Road Photo

Man on Road Photo
Where is he going ? Is there a bus strike ? Is he composing verses in his head or elaborating philosophical concepts ? Or has his car run out of petrol ? 1950s

Background imageLonely Collection: A white tulip amongst black tulips

A white tulip amongst black tulips
A lone white tulip grows up amongst a mass of darker blooms. Photograph by Norman Synge Waller Budd

Background imageLonely Collection: Snow Trafalgar Square

Snow Trafalgar Square
A man sweeps a path in the heavy snow at the base of Nelsons Column in Trafalgar Square. Note Landseers lions covered in snow

Background imageLonely Collection: Farmer and his dog on a quad bike Buttertubs Pass, Swaledale

Farmer and his dog on a quad bike Buttertubs Pass, Swaledale
A farmer and his sheep dog share a quad bike after herding sheep along Buttertubs Pass, Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales, England. It is winter Date: 2012

Background imageLonely Collection: Wreck of old wooden fishing boat on banks of the River Dee

Wreck of old wooden fishing boat on banks of the River Dee
The wreck of an old wooden fishing boat at low water on the tidal banks of the River Dee at Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbrightshire, Dumfries and Galloway, SW Scotland

Background imageLonely Collection: Old man, Burford, Cotswolds

Old man, Burford, Cotswolds
An old man with a very sad face, sits in a stone shelter and smokes a cigarette. Burford, Oxfordshire, Cotswolds, England. He looks very lonely. Outside it is a lovely sunny day

Background imageLonely Collection: Lonely Sweetheart, Music Sheet Cover

Lonely Sweetheart, Music Sheet Cover
An illustrated WW2 music sheet cover for Lonely Sweetheart, by Art Strauss, Bob Dale and Sonny Miller. Recorded by Ambrose and his orchestra, who can be seen in the portrait photograph

Background imageLonely Collection: The Lonely Road

The Lonely Road
A dark, pastel painting which shows a seated fox, alone in a barren landscape, with a long, winding road ahead of him. Date: circa 1920

Background imageLonely Collection: Blue Robed Figure

Blue Robed Figure
A painting showing the lonely figure of a young person wearing blue robes, sitting on some fine terrace pillared walls. Date: circa 1916

Background imageLonely Collection: African orphan behind weapons

African orphan behind weapons
A Mozambiquan orphan boy stands behind a rack of g-3 machine pistols belonging to Portuguese colonial soldiers who murdered his parents in the midst of the Portuguese Colonial War (19611974)

Background imageLonely Collection: Comic postcard, Lonely boy sitting in an armchair Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Lonely boy sitting in an armchair Date: 20th century

Background imageLonely Collection: Comic postcard, Man sitting alone on the beach, looking sad Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Man sitting alone on the beach, looking sad Date: 20th century

Background imageLonely Collection: Comic postcard, Crowded hotel room in a seaside hotel Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Crowded hotel room in a seaside hotel Date: 20th century

Background imageLonely Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - When am I goin to see you again

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - When am I goin to see you again
On the back of the card is a plaintive message to David.. Do you still miss us my darling? I will be delighted to have a little card from you

Background imageLonely Collection: Little Women - Jo in the garret, feeling lonely

Little Women - Jo in the garret, feeling lonely
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott - Jo in the garret, feeling lonely and reading her old notebooks, which remind her of her old friend the Professor. 1880

Background imageLonely Collection: Nameless and Friendless by Emily Mary Osborn

Nameless and Friendless by Emily Mary Osborn
Engraving after the painting by Emily Mary Osborn, which was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1857 and subsequently at the 1862 International Exhibition

Background imageLonely Collection: Valentine card, sailor boy

Valentine card, sailor boy - From one Valentine to another. 20th century

Background imageLonely Collection: Russian sentinel on a lonely country road Date: 1890s

Russian sentinel on a lonely country road Date: 1890s

Background imageLonely Collection: BOY OFFERS GIRL DOLL

BOY OFFERS GIRL DOLL
A boy offers a doll to his sister when she complains shes lonely. Date: 1894

Background imageLonely Collection: Old man at Sant Pere de Basalu Benedictine monastery, Basalu

Old man at Sant Pere de Basalu Benedictine monastery, Basalu
An old man sits alone on a bench in the square beneath Sant Pere de Basalu Benedictine monastery in Basal, Garrotxa, Catalonia, Spain. Date: circa 1995

Background imageLonely Collection: Old Lady on bench, Starigrad, Warsaw, Poland

Old Lady on bench, Starigrad, Warsaw, Poland
An old lady sits on a bench in the square of Starigrad, Warsaw, Poland. It is winter and snow is on the cobblestones of the square. See also Picture No. 12445701 Date: 1987

Background imageLonely Collection: Le Grand Hotel, Cabourg, France

Le Grand Hotel, Cabourg, France
Families and strangers on the beach in front of Le Grand Hotel, Cabourg, Normandy, France. Out of season. First published The Sunday Times Date: 1988

Background imageLonely Collection: Child with umbrella, Brittany, France

Child with umbrella, Brittany, France
A child hidden beneath a big umbrella walks past beach huts on a beach at Port Manech, near Concarneau, Southern Brittany, France. First published The Sunday Times Date: 1988

Background imageLonely Collection: Starigrad, Warsaw, Poland

Starigrad, Warsaw, Poland
An old lady sits on a bench in the square of Starigrad, Warsaw, Poland. It is winter and pigeons fly overhead. First published The Sunday Times Date: 1987

Background imageLonely Collection: Sharpness old Dock

Sharpness old Dock
A man walks along the south pier at the entrance to Old Sharpness Dock, Gloucestershire, England. First published The Sunday Times Date: circa 1987

Background imageLonely Collection: Pensive couple Mstricht

Pensive couple Mstricht
A couple - he in military uniform coat and hat - walk deep in conversation along the cobbles on Corversplein beside the Meuse River in Mstricht. Pigeons fly overhead Date: 1989

Background imageLonely Collection: Coal spoil tips Staffs

Coal spoil tips Staffs
man walking his dog in the early morning rain below the coal spoil tips Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England. Image first appeared in The Sunday Times Date: circa 1986

Background imageLonely Collection: Cartoon on postcard, Kitchener news, WW1

Cartoon on postcard, Kitchener news, WW1
Cartoon on a postcard, showing a skinny woman in the early stages of the First World War, reading a news bulletin: Kitchener gets half a million men in a month

Background imageLonely Collection: Marooned by Lawson Wood

Marooned by Lawson Wood
A rather peeved pirate or buccaneer sits alone on a desert island, apparently abandoned by his shipmates. Date: 1911

Background imageLonely Collection: Spooky Street

Spooky Street
A night scene on the kind of spooky street which would make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck

Background imageLonely Collection: Lone African-American man strolling through the woods

Lone African-American man strolling through the woods Date: circa 1890s

Background imageLonely Collection: WW1 - Lonely and Longing - Smart girl in pretty pink bonnet

WW1 - Lonely and Longing - Smart girl in pretty pink bonnet
WW1 - Lonely and Longing - Smart young girl in pretty pink bonnet, missing her manwho has headed off to the front... Date: 1914

Background imageLonely Collection: Music cover, Lonesome Little Doll

Music cover, Lonesome Little Doll, a novelty for piano by Phil Boutelje. 1929

Background imageLonely Collection: Sad-looking girl at the fair

Sad-looking girl at the fair
A sad-looking girl playing roll a penny, hoping to win a prize on a fairground stall. circa 1952

Background imageLonely Collection: Occupations 1882 - Woman with Cat

Occupations 1882 - Woman with Cat. 1882

Background imageLonely Collection: Lake District / Wastwater

Lake District / Wastwater
A lonely road alongside the beautiful expanse of Wastwater, Cumberland, one of the gems of the English Lake District. Date: 1930s

Background imageLonely Collection: Spooky Churchyard

Spooky Churchyard
An eerie London by Night study, seen from the lonely porch of St. Pancras Church. Date: 1930s

Background imageLonely Collection: Portugal / Lonely Farm

Portugal / Lonely Farm
Portuguese scenery: a lonely farm Date: 1909

Background imageLonely Collection: Emigration / A Spinster

Emigration / A Spinster
A spinster here... Image 3 of a series on the benefits of Australia over England & encouraging emigration. Date: 1863

Background imageLonely Collection: Boy / Woodland Flowers

Boy / Woodland Flowers
A boy kneels on a woodland path to take a closer look at some spring flowers Date: 1940s

Background imageLonely Collection: Mr Radio Man

Mr Radio Man
A child asks the radio man to tell his Mammy to come back home Date: 1924



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