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Background imageMedia Collection: LCC-LFB Dockhead fire station, Bermondsey

LCC-LFB Dockhead fire station, Bermondsey
Built by the London County Council (LCC) and opened in 1928, Dockhead fire station replaced two older Bermondsey fire stations that were closed down

Background imageMedia Collection: Advertisement for The Graphic

Advertisement for The Graphic
A striking advertisement for weekly illustrated magazine, The Graphic (founded 1869 by William Luson Thomas), showing a busy street scene with buses and trams advertising the paper

Background imageMedia Collection: Aerospatiale BAC Concorde

Aerospatiale BAC Concorde
Concorde 002 Prototype Roll-Out Ceremony Seen from Roof of the Brabazon Hangars Date: 1968

Background imageMedia Collection: LFDCA-LFB Dockhead fire station, Bermondsey

LFDCA-LFB Dockhead fire station, Bermondsey
Opened in 1928, Dockhead fire station became the setting for the fictitious Blackwall fire station in the popular television series Londons Burning

Background imageMedia Collection: Daily Telegraph front pages, 1914, 1918 and 1919, WW1

Daily Telegraph front pages, 1914, 1918 and 1919, WW1
Daily Telegraph front pages for 3 August 1914 and 11 November 1918, marking the beginning and end of the First World War

Background imageMedia Collection: Advertisement for W H Smith

Advertisement for W H Smith -- newsboy on an enamel sign. circa 1925

Background imageMedia Collection: Bonzo adds a fifth to the quartet

Bonzo adds a fifth to the quartet
Bonzo, listening to music on the radio, adds a fifth to the quartet, and starts to howl. Date: 1923

Background imageMedia Collection: Typesetting by hand, Morning Post newspaper, London

Typesetting by hand, Morning Post newspaper, London
A roomful of male compositors in London, typesetting the pages of the Morning Post newspaper by hand

Background imageMedia Collection: Joan Bakewell with her two children 1969

Joan Bakewell with her two children 1969
Joan Bakewell photographed with her two children; Harriet and Matthew. Bakewell was a well known female figure of British television, famous partly for controversial

Background imageMedia Collection: Press photographer with hidden camera in his hat

Press photographer with hidden camera in his hat
A rather shifty looking press photographer cunningly conceals a camera behind his hat with the lens poking through a convenient hole. Date: 1914

Background imageMedia Collection: The Daily Courant

The Daily Courant
Front page of The Daily Courant, the first daily paper. The paper began in 1702 and was at first a single sheet printed on one side only. This copy three years later is printed on both sides

Background imageMedia Collection: LCC-LFB Dockhead fire station, Bermondsey

LCC-LFB Dockhead fire station, Bermondsey
Dockhead fire station, Bermondsey, SE London, built in 1928. This fire station was the location for the early seasons of the ITV series Londons Burning

Background imageMedia Collection: William Rust, British communist and newspaper editor

William Rust, British communist and newspaper editor
William Charles Rust (1903-1949), British communist activist, member of the Communist Party of Great Britain, and editor of the Daily Worker newspaper, seen here at his desk

Background imageMedia Collection: Publication on the death of Queen Victoria 1901

Publication on the death of Queen Victoria 1901
Front cover reporting on the death of Her Majesty Queen Victoria in The Queen, The Ladys Newspaper & Court Chronicle, dated 26 January 1901, four days after her death

Background imageMedia Collection: Daily Chronicle, Never more confident of victory, WW1

Daily Chronicle, Never more confident of victory, WW1
Daily Chronicle, original news stand poster, " Never more confident of victory" -- Mr Asquith, 29 July 1915, First World War. 1915

Background imageMedia Collection: Front page, Youth Against the Bomb, CND newspaper

Front page, Youth Against the Bomb, CND newspaper, with an article about support from Paul McCartney of The Beatles pop group, Easter 1964. 1964

Background imageMedia Collection: HMS Courageous, British battlecruiser, WW1

HMS Courageous, British battlecruiser, WW1
HMS Courageous, British battlecruiser, launched 1916, served during the latter part of the First World War, converted to use as an aircraft carrier during the late 1920s

Background imageMedia Collection: Cover design, Pears Annual, 1909

Cover design, Pears Annual, 1909
Cover design, Pears Annual for 1909, price sixpence, with two people walking through a snowy rural landscape. 1909

Background imageMedia Collection: Town crier, St Marys, Scilly Isles

Town crier, St Marys, Scilly Isles
The local town crier, Wilfred Tonkin, on St Mary s, Scilly Isles. Seen here announcing the fact that the Prime Minister, Harold Wilson, has taken up residence in his holiday bungalow

Background imageMedia Collection: Japanese Horse

Japanese Horse
A horse tied to a tree - an embroidered fukusa, a kind of mixed media production in which some parts (such as the horses body) are embroidered, other parts painted

Background imageMedia Collection: Mrs Giles Borrett, first female BBC radio announcer

Mrs Giles Borrett, first female BBC radio announcer
Mrs Giles Borrett (her stage name as an actress was Sheila Stewart), first female BBC radio announcer. She had a three-month trial, and received good notices, but her contract was terminated

Background imageMedia Collection: Radio presenter with giant snail

Radio presenter with giant snail
Radio presenter comes face to face with a giant snail -- a surprise guest on his show. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageMedia Collection: Cartoon, Henry Irving and F B Chatterton

Cartoon, Henry Irving and F B Chatterton
Cartoon, Henry Irving (1838-1905), legendary actor-manager, and Frederick Balsir Chatterton (1834-1886), theatre manager, with a bust of Shakespeare in the background -- Shakespearian Experimenters

Background imageMedia Collection: The Public Hall at the The Daily Telegraph newspaper

The Public Hall at the The Daily Telegraph newspaper
The hall of the Daily Telegraph newspaper looking very handsome with its red granite pillars. The view is taken looking towards Fleet Street. Date: 1914

Background imageMedia Collection: BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1

BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1, opened in 1932. Date: circa early 1930s

Background imageMedia Collection: Avro 618 Ten / X / 10

Avro 618 Ten / X / 10
Pilot Charles Kingsford-Smith and His Avro 618 Ten, Named Southern Star Unloading at Croydon after the First Flight from Australia with Christmas Post / Mail 16th December 1931 Date: 1931

Background imageMedia Collection: Cartoon, Wilson Barrett, preparing to play Hamlet

Cartoon, Wilson Barrett, preparing to play Hamlet
Wilson Barrett (William Henry Barrett; 1846-1904), actor, theatre manager and playwright -- More Study! Seen here preparing to play Hamlet, to the consernation of Henry Irving

Background imageMedia Collection: Dog with Daily Telegraph newspaper on a greetings card

Dog with Daily Telegraph newspaper on a greetings card
Dog with a Daily Telegraph newspaper dated 5 September 1949 in its mouth, part of a greetings card. Date: 1949

Background imageMedia Collection: Front page, The London Gazette

Front page, The London Gazette
Front page of a 17th century issue of The London Gazette, described by some as the worlds most boring newspaper. It contains official government notices and news items, and dates back to the 1660s

Background imageMedia Collection: Cover design, Over 120 Ways of Using Bread

Cover design, Over 120 Ways of Using Bread for tasty and delightful dishes. Showing a woman in her kitchen, enjoying some of the results of her baking. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageMedia Collection: Town Hall, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA

Town Hall, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
The Town Hall, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA, framed by the front page of The Amherst Record for 19 September 1906. Date: 1906

Background imageMedia Collection: Advertisement for the Daily Mail newspaper

Advertisement for the Daily Mail newspaper, superimposed on a black and white photograph of a busy street. early 20th century

Background imageMedia Collection: Richard Green, (with hat), 5 year old newsie, Richmond, Va

Richard Green, (with hat), 5 year old newsie, Richmond, Va. Willie - -, who said he was 8. (Compare them.) Many of these little newsboys here. Location: Richmond, Virginia. Date 1911 June

Background imageMedia Collection: Poster advertising National Savings

Poster advertising National Savings (the best British recipe for prosperity), with six recipes from one of the first television chefs, Philip Harben (1906-1970). circa 1940s

Background imageMedia Collection: Daily Mirror poster, Titanic disaster hymn

Daily Mirror poster, Titanic disaster hymn
The Daily Mirror news vendor poster for 20 April 1912, depicting the hymn which was played while the ship sank: Nearer My God To Thee

Background imageMedia Collection: Le Petit Journal, French daily newspaper with weekly illustrated colour supplement

Le Petit Journal, French daily newspaper with weekly illustrated colour supplement - newspaper boy. Date: early 20th century

Background imageMedia Collection: Black and white television test card

Black and white television test card. 1950s

Background imageMedia Collection: Cossor high vacuum cathode-ray tube for high definition television, 12

Cossor high vacuum cathode-ray tube for high definition television, 12.25 inches in diameter Date: 1937

Background imageMedia Collection: Mrs Roy Devereux, editor of Mayfair magazine

Mrs Roy Devereux, editor of Mayfair magazine. 1897

Background imageMedia Collection: Teddy Tail, Duke of Yorks Theatre, London

Teddy Tail, Duke of Yorks Theatre, London
Teddy Tail, a childrens fantastic musical play by Charles Folkard, music by Frederic Norton, based on the Teddy Tail comic strip in the Daily Mail newspaper, at the Duke of Yorks Theatre

Background imageMedia Collection: Poster, 5th RAC British Grand Prix, Silverstone Circuit

Poster, 5th RAC British Grand Prix, Silverstone Circuit, sponsored by the Daily Express Date: 1952

Background imageMedia Collection: Cunard Line, Queen Mary - printed ephemera

Cunard Line, Queen Mary - printed ephemera
Cunard Line, Queen Mary - assorted collection of printed ephemera, including Ocean Times, Life magazine, the Express newspaper, Going Ashore booklet and List of Passengers. Date: 20th century

Background imageMedia Collection: RMS Titanic - page from The Knickerbocker Press

RMS Titanic - page from The Knickerbocker Press of Albany New York State, 17 April 1912: Heroism and Discipline of Titanic's Crew Save Women and Children as Millionaires Perish

Background imageMedia Collection: Daily Mirror - loss of the Lusitania, WW1

Daily Mirror - loss of the Lusitania, WW1
The Daily Mirror breaking the news of Lusitania's demise, 8 May 1915, Torpedoed by German Pirate. Date: 1915

Background imageMedia Collection: Daily Mirror, J. Bruce Ismay at Titanic Inquiry, New York

Daily Mirror, J. Bruce Ismay at Titanic Inquiry, New York
RMS Titanic - J. Bruce Ismay before the inquiry Commission in New York, copy of The Daily Mirror dated 29 April 1912. Date: 1912

Background imageMedia Collection: RMS Titanic - The Daily Telegraph newspaper

RMS Titanic - The Daily Telegraph newspaper
RMS Titanic - Theodore Brailey, cellist/pianist and band member, victim of the Titanic disaster. Original copy of The Daily Telegraph dated 20 April 1912. Date: 1912

Background imageMedia Collection: Daily Mirror, Titanic disaster, W T Stead

Daily Mirror, Titanic disaster, W T Stead
The Daily Mirror - W T Stead, victim of the Titanic disaster. Original copy of The Daily Mirror dated 18 April 1912. Date: 1912

Background imageMedia Collection: RMS Titanic - letter, Mabel Francatelli, passenger

RMS Titanic - letter, Mabel Francatelli, passenger
RMS Titanic - First Class passenger Mabel Francatelli. A fascinating letter from Mattison, Davey & Rader of New York to Miss Francatelli dated 17 April 1956



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