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Background imageMortar Collection: Diego Velazquez (1599-1660). Old Woman Cooking Eggs, 1618

Diego Velazquez (1599-1660). Old Woman Cooking Eggs, 1618
Diego Velazquez (1599-1660). Spanish Baroque painter. The Old Woman Cooking Eggs, 1618. Oil on canvas. National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh

Background imageMortar Collection: Bricklayers 1827

Bricklayers 1827
A bricklayer standing on a rather precarious looking scaffold. His assistant mixes mortar behind him; his hod for carrying bricks etc is nearby

Background imageMortar Collection: Churchill AVRE Tank in France; Second World War, 1944

Churchill AVRE Tank in France; Second World War, 1944
Photograph showing a Churchill AVRE (Armoured Vehicle Royal Engineers) tank moving up to the front, France, 1944. The Churchill AVRE tank was equipped with a Petard mortar

Background imageMortar Collection: Ichthyosaurus as a museum piece

Ichthyosaurus as a museum piece
Cartoon of an Ichthyosaurus as a museum piece, in the Ballad of the Ichthyosaurus

Background imageMortar Collection: London going out of town -- the expansion of London

London going out of town -- the expansion of London
London going out of town, or, The March of Bricks & Mortar -- Cruikshanks cartoon comment on the expansion of London

Background imageMortar Collection: Queen Elizabeth visits Lloyds, 1952

Queen Elizabeth visits Lloyds, 1952
Queen Elizabeth II visits Lloyds to lay the foundations tone of their new building in Lime Street. This picture shows her Majesty taking a trowel full of mortar ready to lay the stone

Background imageMortar Collection: Porthgain lime workings, Pembrokeshire, West Wales

Porthgain lime workings, Pembrokeshire, West Wales
View of Porthgain lime workings on the Pembrokeshire coast, West Wales. Limestone was shipped in from South Pembrokeshire to produce lime

Background imageMortar Collection: Little Tich

Little Tich
LITTLE TICH (Harry Relph) Music hall entertainer (1867 - 1928), pictured in a school-themed costume with mortar board. Date: c.1905

Background imageMortar Collection: The Chemist 1827

The Chemist 1827
A chemist with his apprentice in his laboratory. A copper alembic is on his left, to the right a sand heat and a furnace is in the middle. Date: 1827

Background imageMortar Collection: Emily Davison

Emily Davison
The Late Miss E.W Davison Postcard published in commemoration of EMILY DAVISON showing her in academic garb

Background imageMortar Collection: Periscopes in Trenches

Periscopes in Trenches
With shells bursting overhead and trench mortar ready, Seaforth Highlanders watch through a periscope for the Germans

Background imageMortar Collection: Cartoon, The Macmillion (Andrew Carnegie)

Cartoon, The Macmillion (Andrew Carnegie)
Cartoon, The Macmillion -- Andrew Carnegie (1835 - 1919), Scottish-American industrialist, business magnate, and philanthropist

Background imageMortar Collection: Oxford University robes: Proctor (full dress)

Oxford University robes: Proctor (full dress)
A Proctor at Oxford University sporting a mortarboard and long, black gown, with a white fur hood. Date: 1920s

Background imageMortar Collection: British First Airborne Troops using a mortar, Arnhem; Second

British First Airborne Troops using a mortar, Arnhem; Second
Photograph showing men of the British First Airborne Division using a 3-inch mortar in one of the woods surrounding Arnhem, in Holland, September 1944

Background imageMortar Collection: Ww1 / French Mortar

Ww1 / French Mortar
A French shell-launcher

Background imageMortar Collection: Lionel G. B. Justice Ford, Vanity Fair, Strickland

Lionel G. B. Justice Ford, Vanity Fair, Strickland
LIONEL GEORGE BRIDGES JUSTICE FORD (1865-1932) Anglican priest and part-time cricketer who served as Dean of York (1925-1932) after headmasterships at the schools of Repton (1901) and Harrow (1910)

Background imageMortar Collection: Rev. Edward Hale, Vanity Fair, Spy

Rev. Edward Hale, Vanity Fair, Spy
Reverend EDWARD HALE (1828- ) Master at Eton College, England, here dressed in gown and mortar board. Caption: Badger Date: 1828-

Background imageMortar Collection: Cheery Families - Mr Switch the Schoolmaster

Cheery Families - Mr Switch the Schoolmaster. 1890s

Background imageMortar Collection: Mortar Calculations - Fort Wright - Fishers Island, New York

Mortar Calculations - Fort Wright - Fishers Island, New York
Directing the range of the Mortars - Fort Wright - Fishers Island - New York, USA. Military Cadets using complex higher mathematical formulae and telephone instructions to work out the exact aiming

Background imageMortar Collection: Beating the Bounds Boats

Beating the Bounds Boats
ENGLAND - BEATING THE BOUNDS Choirboys and dignitaries sailing down the Thames in rowing boats, en route to St. Clement Danes for the beating the parish boundaries ceremony Date: early 1930s

Background imageMortar Collection: Beating Bounds, 1930

Beating Bounds, 1930
ENGLAND BEATING THE BOUNDS Cheerful choirboys pose with rods prior to beating the parish boundaries at Lincolns Inn, London Date: 1930

Background imageMortar Collection: C16 CHEMISTs SHOP

C16 CHEMISTs SHOP
MEDICINES WHILE YOU WAIT: a druggist of the 16th century prepares a medicament, pounding the ingredients with pestle and mortar while two customers wait with their dog. Date: circa 1570

Background imageMortar Collection: Happy Schoolboy Days

Happy Schoolboy Days
Satire on the compulsory education act. Those not attending school are now committing a criminal offence. A truant is put in chains by 2 school board policemen

Background imageMortar Collection: Sierra Leone, West Africa - Husking of Rice pestle & mortar

Sierra Leone, West Africa - Husking of Rice pestle & mortar
Sierra Leone, West Africa - The husking of rice using a pestle and mortar - common traditional domestic scene of food preparation. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageMortar Collection: Men and women in St Trinians costume, Cornwall

Men and women in St Trinians costume, Cornwall
Men and women in St Trinians school uniform, Cornwall, possibly university students during rag week. Date: circa 1980s

Background imageMortar Collection: The petard, a medieval explosive device

The petard, a medieval explosive device in the form of a metal cone filled with gunpowder attached to a gate to blow it open. Invented in France in 1579 for Henri IV, King of Navarre

Background imageMortar Collection: The Great War 1914

The Great War 1914-15, German heavy artillery the 340 mortar - WWI postcard published by A. Richard, Paris 1915 Date: 1915

Background imageMortar Collection: Building mortar mill for Clough Bottom Reservoir, Rossendale

Building mortar mill for Clough Bottom Reservoir, Rossendale
Building a mortar mill for the construction of Clough Bottom Reservoir, Rossendale, in the 1890s. Date: 1890s

Background imageMortar Collection: Costumes of the Members of the University of Oxford

Costumes of the Members of the University of Oxford
The Costumes of the Members of the University of Oxford Date: circa 1840

Background imageMortar Collection: Silhouette portrait of Charles Dickens aged about fourteen

Silhouette portrait of Charles Dickens aged about fourteen Date: circa 1820s

Background imageMortar Collection: Music cover, Cap and Gown Lancers

Music cover, Cap and Gown Lancers, on airs from the Scottish Students Song Book, by Margaret Canmore, with views of Aberdeen, St Andrew's, Edinburgh and Glasgow Universities Date: 19th century

Background imageMortar Collection: Weaponry, Middle Ages. Bombard. Engraving by Serra

Weaponry, Middle Ages. Bombard. Engraving by Serra
Bombard. Cannon used throughout the Middle Ages an the Early Modern Period. Engraving by Serra. Museo Militar, 1883. Later colouration. Date: 2019

Background imageMortar Collection: Bird shaped mortar. Zoolith used to grind hallucinogens

Bird shaped mortar. Zoolith used to grind hallucinogens
Bird shaped mortar. Zoolith used to grind hallucinogenic substances. It was collected in 1777 by Captain Geronimo Verde on Santa Catarina Island (Brazil). Sambaqui culture (3000 BC-500 AD). Stone

Background imageMortar Collection: View of a Fuli town and plantations, Senegambia

View of a Fuli town and plantations, Senegambia
View of a Fuli or Fula town and plantations, Senegambia, 18th century. Circular walled village of the Fuli people. With cattle and guard house at left, rows of huts in centre

Background imageMortar Collection: The Kleine Berta Mortar, Boezinge

The Kleine Berta Mortar, Boezinge
This Little Bertha mortar (named after Bertha, Gustav Krupps wife), sits on the top of an ivy-covered blockhouse in the centre of the village

Background imageMortar Collection: Master Libbys Creamed Rice Milk Pudding

Master Libbys Creamed Rice Milk Pudding
Libbys Happy Families Card Game, Master Libbys Creamed Rice Milk Pudding. circa 1950s

Background imageMortar Collection: Pierriers firing stones at a ship in a bay

Pierriers firing stones at a ship in a bay. Type of swivel cannon used in the middle ages. Copperplate engraving from Francis Groses Military Antiquities respecting a History of the English Army

Background imageMortar Collection: The partridges mortar with bomb and grenadoes

The partridges mortar with bomb and grenadoes
The partridges, a mortar that fired 13 grenadoes or young partridges and one bomb or old hen at one time. Copperplate engraving from Francis Groses Military Antiquities respecting a History of

Background imageMortar Collection: Ancient guns, mortar, bomb, perrier, etc

Ancient guns, mortar, bomb, perrier, etc
Ancient guns from Valturinns, Uffano 1-7, fanciful elbow-piece mortar 3, bombard 8, bombs 9, 10, and perrier stone-thrower chambers 11, 12

Background imageMortar Collection: Tinkers mortar grenade thrower

Tinkers mortar grenade thrower
Tinkers mortar which was fixed on a stick and used to throw grenades. Copperplate engraving by J. Hamilton from Francis Groses Military Antiquities respecting a History of the English Army

Background imageMortar Collection: Domestic occupations of the Chamorro women

Domestic occupations of the Chamorro women of Agana (Hagatna), Guam, 19th century. Women preparing yams, grilling food, using a mortar and pestle, etc

Background imageMortar Collection: Beehive, icehouse and mortar mill

Beehive, icehouse and mortar mill
Bee hive and ice house, mortar mill, and artists guide to drapery and horse. Copperplate engraving by Wilson Lowry from Abraham Rees Cyclopedia or Universal Dictionary of Arts

Background imageMortar Collection: Apothecary in his shop using a mortar

Apothecary in his shop using a mortar and pestle to prepare a medicine. Handcoloured woodcut engraving from The Book of English Trades and Library of the Useful Arts, Tabart, London, 1810

Background imageMortar Collection: Cambridge University Robes, Clare College Undergraduate

Cambridge University Robes, Clare College Undergraduate. 20th century

Background imageMortar Collection: Music cover, Alexandra Music Books

Music cover, Alexandra Music Books, Songs of the Emerald Isle. With a portrait of Princess Alexandra of Wales when she received the honorary degree of Doctor of Music (DMus) at Trinity College

Background imageMortar Collection: Silhouette portrait of Charles Dickens

Silhouette portrait of Charles Dickens. 19th century

Background imageMortar Collection: Silhouette, Charles Spencer Bunyon at Oxford

Silhouette, Charles Spencer Bunyon at Oxford
Silhouette Charles Spencer Bunyon (1805-?) at Oxford, later a lieutenant in the 7th Fusiliers. circa 1830s

Background imageMortar Collection: Cover design, Christmas cards, Whirligig of Time

Cover design, Christmas cards, Whirligig of Time
Cover design by Robert Dudley, Christmas cards, The Whirligig of Time. (1 of 5) Date: circa 1890s



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