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Merchant Collection

Background imageMerchant Collection: HMS Worcester, Greenhithe, Kent

HMS Worcester, Greenhithe, Kent -- Merchant Navy training vessel. Date: circa 1946

Background imageMerchant Collection: Compass Drill, Training Ship Arethusa, Greenhithe, Kent

Compass Drill, Training Ship Arethusa, Greenhithe, Kent
A group of boys aboard the Training Ship Arethusa receiving compass instruction. The ship received boys aged 13-16 from a variety of poor backgrounds, including the workhouse

Background imageMerchant Collection: TS Arethusa, 1962

TS Arethusa, 1962
Photograph of the four-masted Training-Ship Arethusa, then used to train boys for the Royal and Merchant navies. Arethusa was launched in 1911

Background imageMerchant Collection: 1935 Kings Silver Jubilee Fleet Review

1935 Kings Silver Jubilee Fleet Review
A panoramic view showing the berthing arrangements made for the Review of the Fleet at Spithead by King George V to celebrate his Silver Jubilee

Background imageMerchant Collection: Knotting Class, Training Ship Arethusa, Greenhithe, Kent

Knotting Class, Training Ship Arethusa, Greenhithe, Kent
A group of boys aboard the Training Ship Arethusa receiving knotting and splicing instruction. The ship received boys aged 13-16 from a variety of poor backgrounds, including the workhouse

Background imageMerchant Collection: HMS Jervis Bay attacking the Admiral Scheer, Second Worl

HMS Jervis Bay attacking the Admiral Scheer, Second Worl
Illustration showing the Royal Navy armed merchant cruiser Jervis Bay (centre) steaming towards the German pocket-battleship Admiral Scheer, North Atlantic, November 1940

Background imageMerchant Collection: The Arnolfini Portrait by Van Eyck

The Arnolfini Portrait by Van Eyck
The Arnolfini Portrait. 1434. By Jan van Eyck (1394-1441). Oil on oak panel. National Gallery. London. Great Britain

Background imageMerchant Collection: Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims on the road

Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims on the road
* NOTE - FULL FILE IS A LONG PANORAMA - Preview split into 3 sections for ease of viewing * Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims on the road reproduction of a painting by Stephen Reid (1873-1948) (from left)

Background imageMerchant Collection: MV Empire Windrush

MV Empire Windrush, best known for the arrival of West Indian immigrants at Tilbury Docks on 22 June 1948. Date: circa 1948

Background imageMerchant Collection: RMS Orvieto - Orient Line Steamer

RMS Orvieto - Orient Line Steamer
The Royal Mail Ship Orvieto was a steamer of the Orient Line engaged in the passenger trade between England and Australia

Background imageMerchant Collection: HMS Jervis Bay, armed merchant cruiser, WW2

HMS Jervis Bay, armed merchant cruiser, WW2
HMS Jervis Bay, an armed merchant cruiser which served during the Second World War. Launched 1922 (as a passenger ship), commissioned for war service 1939

Background imageMerchant Collection: Advert for United Kingdom Tea Company 1894

Advert for United Kingdom Tea Company 1894
Asian man pours tea from a china tea-pot. Date: 1894

Background imageMerchant Collection: WW2 poster, The Merchant Navy was there

WW2 poster, The Merchant Navy was there! Merchant Navy Comforts Service. Date: 1940s

Background imageMerchant Collection: Horse-drawn cart for Trumans Brewery in Ashford, Kent

Horse-drawn cart for Trumans Brewery in Ashford, Kent
Delightful horse-drawn cart for Trumans Brewery in Ashford, Kent. Trumans Brewery (founded in 1666) of Brick Lane in the Spitalfields area of London eventually closed in 1989. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageMerchant Collection: The Eddystone Lighthouse of 1698

The Eddystone Lighthouse of 1698
Engraving of the Eddystone lighthouse, built by Henry Winstanley in 1698, which was destroyed in a storm in 1703. Winstanley, a London merchant

Background imageMerchant Collection: London - Billingsgate Fish Market - Standing amid the catch

London - Billingsgate Fish Market - Standing amid the catch
Oh My Cod! London - Billingsgate Fish Market - Standing amid the catch. Date: circa 1908

Background imageMerchant Collection: Sir John Brockett

Sir John Brockett
SIR JOHN BROCKETT of Brockett Hall, Hertfordshire : merchant trading with Spain. Date: 1538 - 1598

Background imageMerchant Collection: Street scene, Carmarthen, Dyfed, South Wales

Street scene, Carmarthen, Dyfed, South Wales
A street scene in Carmarthen, the county town of Carmarthenshire, Dyfed, South Wales. The grocers shop on the left displays a large coffee pot on the corner of the building

Background imageMerchant Collection: Save Food Poster / Wwi

Save Food Poster / Wwi
Poster depicting a British soldier encouraging those on the home front to save food in response to food shortages due to German U-boat targeting of British merchant ships

Background imageMerchant Collection: Blackheath Goffer

Blackheath Goffer
To the Society of Goffers (golfers) At Blackheath Mr William Innes, merchant, plays golf on the heath. A caddy holds his clubs

Background imageMerchant Collection: Bleeding Heart Yard

Bleeding Heart Yard
Many small businesses, including a paper merchant, have their premises here

Background imageMerchant Collection: Morden College

Morden College
Built by sir John Morden, a Turkey merchant, circa 1700, to house decayed merchants and still providing a home for people in unfortunate circumstances

Background imageMerchant Collection: Sir Thomas Leigh

Sir Thomas Leigh
SIR THOMAS LEIGH London merchant, alderman and Lord Mayor in 1558

Background imageMerchant Collection: Scene from Shakespeares The Merchant of Venice

Scene from Shakespeares The Merchant of Venice
A scene from Shakespeares comedy, The Merchant of Venice, with Portia and other characters

Background imageMerchant Collection: T & W Farmiloe Limited - Rochester Row, Westminster, London

T & W Farmiloe Limited - Rochester Row, Westminster, London
The warehouses of T & W Farmiloe Limited - Rochester Row, Westminster, London. In 1914 the company were manufacturing of Lead, White Lead, Paint, Colour and Varnish, Glass

Background imageMerchant Collection: Poster, Nil Simile, The Ladys Shoe

Poster, Nil Simile, The Ladys Shoe, sold by W F Heddon, Bridge Street, Carmarthen, Wales. Date: circa 1920

Background imageMerchant Collection: Sir Andrew Judde, Lord Mayor of London

Sir Andrew Judde, Lord Mayor of London
Sir Andrew Judd (or Judde, c.1492-1558), merchant, six times Master of the Skinners Company, Mayor of Calais and Lord Mayor of London. He founded a school in Tonbridge, Kent. Date: circa 1600

Background imageMerchant Collection: WW2 poster, Merchant Navy Comforts Service

WW2 poster, Merchant Navy Comforts Service
WW2 poster advertising the Merchant Navy Comforts Service, which organised parcels of food, drink, clothing and other comforts during the war. Date: 1940s

Background imageMerchant Collection: Spithead panorama, ships on south side

Spithead panorama, ships on south side
Panorama of the Coronation Review: the left-hand section, showing ships on the south side. A Spithead panorama, looking west: home fleet battleships headed by the Nelson foreign warships

Background imageMerchant Collection: Horse pulling coal delivery cart

Horse pulling coal delivery cart
Horse pulling a coal delivery cart of Joyner and Sons with two tradesmen riding on the cart. Date: 1930s

Background imageMerchant Collection: Indian Rice Merchants, Rangoon, Myanmar (Burma)

Indian Rice Merchants, Rangoon, Myanmar (Burma)
Indian Rice Merchants (Lakhmichand Manikchand) in Rangoon, Myanmar (Burma) - note the slightly cheeky bit of advertising by the Insurance Broker in the front row

Background imageMerchant Collection: Jessica by Luke Fildes

Jessica by Luke Fildes
A portrait of the Shakespeare character, Jessica from The Merchant of Venice by Sir Luke Fildes (1843-1918), part of a series of Shakespearean heroines painted by great Victorian artists for The

Background imageMerchant Collection: Princess Elizabeth, later Queen Elizabeth II

Princess Elizabeth, later Queen Elizabeth II
H.R.H. Princess Elizabeth dancing with Lord Rupert Nevill, younger son of the Marquess of Abergavenny, at the Royal Navy and Merchant Navy Ball. This was the first public ball she attended

Background imageMerchant Collection: Muriel Beaumont. Actress

Muriel Beaumont. Actress. Wife Gerald du Maurier. She played Nerissa The Merchant Venice and appeared in English translations light French comedies. Unattributed photograpic portrait Date: circa 1905

Background imageMerchant Collection: British Empire Exhibition - Sir Robert & Lady Ho-Tung

British Empire Exhibition - Sir Robert & Lady Ho-Tung
Sir Robert and Lady Ho-Tung, who had travelled to Britain in 1924 for the British Empire Exhibition. Sir Robert was a prominent merchant in Hong Kong and associated with the firm of Jardine

Background imageMerchant Collection: Holloway Road, Islington, North London

Holloway Road, Islington, North London, with a large public house on the corner. Date: circa 1905

Background imageMerchant Collection: Wine expert at Tanners Wine Merchants, Shrewsbury

Wine expert at Tanners Wine Merchants, Shrewsbury
A wine expert with a glass of claret in the old shop of Tanners Wine Merchants, Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. The company was established in 1842 by sea captain William Tanner

Background imageMerchant Collection: Georgian store, and Circassian and Ingush man

Georgian store, and Circassian and Ingush man.. Handcolored lithograph from Friedrich Wilhelm Goedsches Complete Gallery of Peoples in True Pictures, Meissen, circa 1835-1840

Background imageMerchant Collection: British merchant ship war losses by G. H. Davis

British merchant ship war losses by G. H. Davis
British merchant ship war losses during the Second World War: the toll of oversea supplies. Britain lost through enemy action 2570 ships and over 11 million tonnage

Background imageMerchant Collection: Comic postcard, Outside the builders merchants

Comic postcard, Outside the builders merchants - man with bucket and toilet seat Date: 20th century

Background imageMerchant Collection: Two Indian women are approached by a bead merchant Date: early 20th century?

Two Indian women are approached by a bead merchant Date: early 20th century?

Background imageMerchant Collection: Soho, London - 20 Greek Street W1

Soho, London - 20 Greek Street W1 - Hopkins Purvis & Sons Ltd, paint merchants. 1973

Background imageMerchant Collection: View of 18 Mortimer Street, London

View of 18 Mortimer Street, London, with the offices of E Dubois & Co on the first floor, and Nickolls & Baker, Corn Merchant, below. A bus to Liverpool Street is passing by. Date: 1904

Background imageMerchant Collection: Snaresbrook Royal Merchant Seamens Orphanage Infirmary

Snaresbrook Royal Merchant Seamens Orphanage Infirmary
A view of the infirmary building at the Merchant Seamens Orphanage, Snaresbrook, North London. Date: circa 1910

Background imageMerchant Collection: SS Anselm of the Booth Steamship Company

SS Anselm of the Booth Steamship Company
SS Anselm, a British turbine steamship of the Booth Steamship Company. Flying both the English and Brazilian flags - hinting at the standard route of passage for this particular vessel

Background imageMerchant Collection: Thessaloniki - Salep Merchant

Thessaloniki - Salep Merchant. Salep flour is consumed in beverages and desserts, especially in places that were formerly part of the Ottoman Empire

Background imageMerchant Collection: Poster advertising Matthew Gloag & Son

Poster advertising Matthew Gloag & Son of Perth, Scotland -- famed for ports -- with a scene of port being loaded on the River Douro in Portugal

Background imageMerchant Collection: Joseph Yates Ltd - 33 Vauxhall Bridge Road

Joseph Yates Ltd - 33 Vauxhall Bridge Road
Joseph Yates Ltd - Timber Merchant - 33 Vauxhall Bridge Road, Pimlico, London



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