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Mar20 Collection

Background imageMar20 Collection: Rather wonderful pair (possibly father and son?) dressed as Tom, Tom the Pipers Son

Rather wonderful pair (possibly father and son?) dressed as Tom, Tom the Pipers Son. The boy on the right is Tom, while the man on the left, dressed as a yokel, holds the pig that Tom steals

Background imageMar20 Collection: A man of Bethlehem by John Morgan

A man of Bethlehem by John Morgan (1822 - 1885), English Victorian genre painter. Date: 1889

Background imageMar20 Collection: Wooden portrait dummy of Tutankhamun

Wooden portrait dummy of Tutankhamun
Cover of the Illustrated London News, 24th February 1923, featuring a life-size wooden portrait dummy of Tutankhamun believed to have been used for robing purposes

Background imageMar20 Collection: An African tracker, wet from the lake, carrying a grysbok to safety in Southern Rhodesia

An African tracker, wet from the lake, carrying a grysbok to safety in Southern Rhodesia, during Operation Noah, a large scale operation to rescue animals trapped in trees

Background imageMar20 Collection: Cartoon, Horrible Incident in Real Life

Cartoon, Horrible Incident in Real Life
The master of a household visits the kitchen to get a little supper after the servants have gone, only to find it crawling with cockroaches. 1852

Background imageMar20 Collection: A little boy with the initials G. B.s dressed as LIttle Boy Blue for the kindergarten

A little boy with the initials G. B.s dressed as LIttle Boy Blue for the kindergarten
A little boy with the initials G.B.S dressed as LIttle Boy Blue for the kindergarten party, 1911 (or possibly 1921). Date: 1911

Background imageMar20 Collection: A mother and her son at a campsite or caravan park, pose for a photograph beside their

A mother and her son at a campsite or caravan park, pose for a photograph beside their caravan or, as the caption on the back states, their home tractor. Date: 1950s

Background imageMar20 Collection: Gloriously joyous photograph showing three women on the beach

Gloriously joyous photograph showing three women on the beach. While two younger women in their swimming costumes giggle as they pose in front of a beach hut

Background imageMar20 Collection: A group of five women posing for a photograph in the 1920s, all in hats

A group of five women posing for a photograph in the 1920s, all in hats, mainly of the cloche variety. Date: 1920s

Background imageMar20 Collection: A little girl called Maggie in fancy dress, wearing a fairy costume on Pancake Tuesday

A little girl called Maggie in fancy dress, wearing a fairy costume on Pancake Tuesday 1921. Date: 1921

Background imageMar20 Collection: A little boy called Rob poses for a photograph wearing a first prize-winning costume

A little boy called Rob poses for a photograph wearing a first prize-winning costume, which presumably is Dick Whittington, since he is carrying a black cat. Date: 1909

Background imageMar20 Collection: Two children in fancy dress; the little boy is dressed as a chef while a little girl

Two children in fancy dress; the little boy is dressed as a chef while a little girl makes a very respectable maid or waitress. Date: 1920s

Background imageMar20 Collection: A young girl in a fabulously patriotic fancy dress costume as Britannia. Date: 1910s

A young girl in a fabulously patriotic fancy dress costume as Britannia. Date: 1910s

Background imageMar20 Collection: A young woman in fancy dress, in a type of Romany gipsy costume that was very popular in

A young woman in fancy dress, in a type of Romany gipsy costume that was very popular in the early twentieth century. Date: 1918

Background imageMar20 Collection: A little girl dressed up in costume, perhaps as a Romany gipsy or similar due to her head

A little girl dressed up in costume, perhaps as a Romany gipsy or similar due to her head scarf and her tambourine. Date: c.1950

Background imageMar20 Collection: Group of children in fancy dress, in costumes ranging from an angel

Group of children in fancy dress, in costumes ranging from an angel, to cowboys to a bride. Date: c.1950

Background imageMar20 Collection: Living drop-curtain in Better Days, London Hippodrome

Living drop-curtain in Better Days, London Hippodrome
A living drop-curtain at the London Hippodrome revue, Better Days, with various young ladies draped through peep holes. Date: 1925

Background imageMar20 Collection: LIghting effects in Peep Show at London Hippodrome

LIghting effects in Peep Show at London Hippodrome
Page from The Illustrated London News demonstrating how the lighting effects of specialist Adrian Samoiloff could change a scene completely in Peep Show at the London Hippodrome

Background imageMar20 Collection: Baseball in the United States

Baseball in the United States Date: 1929

Background imageMar20 Collection: Get a Load of This at London Hippodrome

Get a Load of This at London Hippodrome
Scene from Get a Load of This at the London Hippodrome, showing the finale when Vic Vandyke (played by Vic Oliver) finds his partner Rabener (played by Alfred Lieven)

Background imageMar20 Collection: Eddie Gifford the one-legged cyclist at the London HIppodrom

Eddie Gifford the one-legged cyclist at the London HIppodrom
Eddie Gifford, the one-legged cyclist in a photograph demonstrating his death-defying leap on a bicycle from an elevated platform on the roof of the Hippodrome


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