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Nov19 Collection

Background imageNov19 Collection: Small boats used in the Dunkirk evacuation, WW2

Small boats used in the Dunkirk evacuation, WW2
A convoy of small boats which had been used in the Dunkirk evacuation, seen here on 9 June passing Lambeth Bridge, on the River Thames in London. Date: 1940

Background imageNov19 Collection: Liberal posters for the General Election, & their artists

Liberal posters for the General Election, & their artists
A selection of Liberal party posters for the 1910 General Election, together with a photograph of Francis Carruthers Gould, caricaturist and political cartoonist, who The Sketch says

Background imageNov19 Collection: Vanity by William Barribal

Vanity by William Barribal
A young woman beams widely as she adjusts her large Merry Widow style hat, gripping an evil-looking hat pin in her mouth. Date: 1910

Background imageNov19 Collection: Maronite Cathedral of Saint George, Beirut, Lebanon

Maronite Cathedral of Saint George, Beirut, Lebanon. Date: 1910s

Background imageNov19 Collection: Trials on the Yorkshire Moors: the Irish Water Spaniels 1931

Trials on the Yorkshire Moors: the Irish Water Spaniels 1931
Trials on the Yorkshire Moors: the Irish Water Spaniels. The field trial meeting of the Irish Water Spaniel Association, 1931, was held at Anley and Rainscar at the invitation of Col. J

Background imageNov19 Collection: Christmas morning swim in the Serpentine

Christmas morning swim in the Serpentine
Page from the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News featuring various sketches of the Christmas morning swimming handicap in the Serpentine in Hyde Park

Background imageNov19 Collection: Viscountess Castlereagh in her famous necklace & tiara

Viscountess Castlereagh in her famous necklace & tiara
Edith Vane-Tempest-Stewart, Viscountess Castlereagh, later Marchioness of Londonderry DBE (3 December 1878 23 April 1959), noted society hostess,

Background imageNov19 Collection: Bray Dunes, near Dunkirk, during the evacuation, WW2

Bray Dunes, near Dunkirk, during the evacuation, WW2
Members of the British Expeditionary Force at Bray Dunes, to the east of Dunkirk, northern France, during the evacuation, with men making their way into the water ready to embark onto vessels

Background imageNov19 Collection: Map of Dunkirk area during the evacuation, WW2

Map of Dunkirk area during the evacuation, WW2
Map of the Dunkirk area in northern France during the evacuation, showing two flooded areas of low-lying meadow land which assisted in the Allied retreat. Date: 1940

Background imageNov19 Collection: Greek General Trikoupis being taken to Prison at Ala Chehir

Greek General Trikoupis being taken to Prison at Ala Chehir
Captured Greek General Trikoupis being taken to Prison at Ala Chehir (Alasehir). Nikolaos Trikoupis (18681956) was a Greek general and politician

Background imageNov19 Collection: Basra, Iraq - The Rafidain Bank on Strand Road

Basra, Iraq - The Rafidain Bank on Strand Road. Date: circa early 1950s

Background imageNov19 Collection: The Victory Clock Tower of Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India

The Victory Clock Tower of Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India - built to commemorate victory in WW1. Date: circa 1920

Background imageNov19 Collection: WW1 - Victory - The flags of the victorious nations

WW1 - Victory - The flags of the victorious nations flanking a carved statue of the personification of Victory stood atop the world and holding a victory wreath aloft. Date: circa 1919

Background imageNov19 Collection: I m Some Pumpkin

I m Some Pumpkin - a very strange postcard featuring a man with a manically-grinning carved pumpkin instead of his head, which is frankly pretty disturbing. Date: 1912

Background imageNov19 Collection: RAF Fayid, Egypt - The Shopping Centre

RAF Fayid, Egypt - The Shopping Centre
The Shopping Centre at RAF Fayid (LG-211), a former military airfield in Egypt, approximately 14 miles south of Ismailia (Al Isma`iliyah) and 72 miles northeast of Cairo. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageNov19 Collection: Joe Carstairs in racing boat Newg II

Joe Carstairs in racing boat Newg II
Marion Barbara Carstairs (1900 1993), known as Joe, but called Betty here by the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, in her racing motor boat Newg II

Background imageNov19 Collection: The Rape of the Lock by Gerda Wegener

The Rape of the Lock by Gerda Wegener
Haircut and shave - new version. Stylised illustration by Gerda Wegener showing three women getting the new fashionable shingled hair cuts. Date: 1925

Background imageNov19 Collection: The Dolly Sisters and Laddie Cliff in Jig-saw at Hippodrome

The Dolly Sisters and Laddie Cliff in Jig-saw at Hippodrome
Page from The Tatler featuring photographs of the delectable Dolly Sisters performing their first London revue, Jig-saw at the London Hippodrome

Background imageNov19 Collection: Aerial view of Dunkirk during the evacuation, WW2

Aerial view of Dunkirk during the evacuation, WW2
Aerial view of Dunkirk and harbour during the evacuation, with surrounding countryside. Date: 1940

Background imageNov19 Collection: Map of France and Belgium, evacuation from Dunkirk, WW2

Map of France and Belgium, evacuation from Dunkirk, WW2
Map of the northern French and Belgian coast, showing the evacuation from Dunkirk and other points, and the evacuation triangle through which the Allied army retreated

Background imageNov19 Collection: Sunset off Dunkirk during the evacuation, WW2

Sunset off Dunkirk during the evacuation, WW2
Sunset off Dunkirk, on the northern French coast, during the evacuation, with Junkers dive-bombers attacking shipping, and a paddle steamer hit and beached

Background imageNov19 Collection: Antonio Corsi, model for Eros statue

Antonio Corsi, model for Eros statue
Antonio Corsi, well-known male model, famous for posing for the statue of Eros at Piccadilly Circus. Date: 1909

Background imageNov19 Collection: Plunging elephants at the London Hippodrome

Plunging elephants at the London Hippodrome
Elephants plunging into the tank at the London Hippodrome, the climactic scene at the London Hippodrome during their Christmas production for 1903-4 The Golden Princess and the Elephant Hunters

Background imageNov19 Collection: Chung Ling Soo at the London Hippodrome

Chung Ling Soo at the London Hippodrome
Chung Ling Soo, Chinese conjuror (real name Billy Robinson) in publicity photographs for his act at the London Hippodrome in 1904. Date: 1904

Background imageNov19 Collection: Rival Chinese magicians Chung Ling Soo & Ching Ling Foo

Rival Chinese magicians Chung Ling Soo & Ching Ling Foo
Rival Chinese magicians, Chung Ling Soo (real name, Billy Robinson) seen top putting his wife Suee Seen (aka Olive or Dot ) into a cannon as part of his act at the London Hippodrome

Background imageNov19 Collection: Mrs Arthur Cadogan with her pet boa-constrictor

Mrs Arthur Cadogan with her pet boa-constrictor
The Latest Cult - strange pets. Mrs. Arthur Cadogan looking very relaxed and elegant, wearing her pet boa-constrictor as a fashion accessory it seems. Date: 1905

Background imageNov19 Collection: Houdini & Daily MIrror Challenge

Houdini & Daily MIrror Challenge
Houdinis great lock-picking feat at the London Hippodrome. Harry Houdini shown on stage at the London Hippodrome, having specially made cuffs locked to his wrists in the presence of representatives

Background imageNov19 Collection: L. N. E. R. Camping Coach - accomodates six persons

L. N. E. R. Camping Coach - accomodates six persons
L.N.E.R. Camping Coach - accomodates six persons and equipped with every requisite for a camping holiday. A rent of 3 a week in high season... Date: 1930s

Background imageNov19 Collection: Baghdad, Iraq - Saadoun Avenue

Baghdad, Iraq - Saadoun Avenue (now Saadoun Street). Date: circa 1960s

Background imageNov19 Collection: Colombo, Sri Lanka - Lipton Ltd. Tea Company - Maddema Mills

Colombo, Sri Lanka - Lipton Ltd. Tea Company - Maddema Mills - note the ox-pulled tea wagons, each individually numbered (see also: 10296761). Date: circa 1905

Background imageNov19 Collection: National Coal Strike of 1912 - searching through slag heap

National Coal Strike of 1912 - searching through slag heap
The National Coal Strike of 1912 - searching through slag heap for pieces of coal to burn.. The national coal strike of 1912 was the first national strike by coal miners in the United Kingdom

Background imageNov19 Collection: Japanese Fleet bombards Vladivostok - 5 March 1904

Japanese Fleet bombards Vladivostok - 5 March 1904
Russo-Japanese War - the Japanese Naval Fleet bombards Vladivostok - 5 March 1904 Date: 1904

Background imageNov19 Collection: Zulu Maid showing traditional beadwork and scarification

Zulu Maid showing traditional beadwork and scarification Date: circa 1920s

Background imageNov19 Collection: Stromness, Orkney, Scotland - Fishing boats in the Harbour

Stromness, Orkney, Scotland - Fishing boats in the Harbour
Stromness, Orkney, Scotland - Quayside and the Town. Date: circa 1907

Background imageNov19 Collection: Theodore, Saskatchewan, Canada - CPR Yards, Grain Elevators

Theodore, Saskatchewan, Canada - CPR Yards, Grain Elevators
Theodore, Saskatchewan, Canada - Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) Yards, Grain Elevators. Date: circa 1907

Background imageNov19 Collection: The Culford School, Bury St Edmunds - Football Team

The Culford School, Bury St Edmunds - Football Team
Thingoe Hill, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk - The South Boys Football Team from The East Anglian School for Boys (founded in 1873), which became The Culford School (since 1935). Date: 1912

Background imageNov19 Collection: The Spit Bridge, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

The Spit Bridge, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
The Spit Bridge - a steel and concrete girder bridge with a bascule lift span across the Middle Harbour, northeast of the central business district in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Background imageNov19 Collection: Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex - The Anchor Hotel and Waterfront

Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex - The Anchor Hotel and Waterfront. The town lies on the north bank of the River Crouch. It is one of Britains leading places for yachting. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageNov19 Collection: Rev. Patrick Bell

Rev. Patrick Bell
The Reverend Patrick Bell (1799 - 1869), Church of Scotland minister and inventor of the reaping machine. Date: 1868

Background imageNov19 Collection: British travellers in a Cairo bazaar

British travellers in a Cairo bazaar
British travellers, on holiday in Egypt with Thomas Cook, perusing goods in a Cairo bazaar. See picture number 12916374 for a picture of people booking their holiday at Thomas Cook

Background imageNov19 Collection: Buying travel tickets for Cooks tour to Egypt, 1908

Buying travel tickets for Cooks tour to Egypt, 1908
Customers at Thomas Cook purchasing tickets and working out itinerary for a holiday to Egypt, in which they will no doubt partake of a Nile tour. Date: 1908

Background imageNov19 Collection: Ada Blanche in The Telephone Girl

Ada Blanche in The Telephone Girl at the Grand Theatre, Islington in 1896. Date: 1896

Background imageNov19 Collection: Jack Waller and Herbert Clayton

Jack Waller and Herbert Clayton
Herbert Clayton and Jack Waller, theatrical impresarios, responsible for bringing musical comedies such as The Boyfriend and Mercenary Mary to Londons West End during the 1920s. Date: 1927

Background imageNov19 Collection: Jack Buchanan signing records

Jack Buchanan signing records
Jack Buchanan, at the time he was starring in Sunny the hit musical comedy at the London Hippodrome, signing records at a London store assisted by his co-stars in the production

Background imageNov19 Collection: Lord Berners

Lord Berners
Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners (1883 - 1950), also known as Gerald Tyrwhitt, British composer, novelist, painter and aesthete. Usually referred to as Lord Berners Date: 1926

Background imageNov19 Collection: George Bernard Shaw kaleidoscoped

George Bernard Shaw kaleidoscoped
Front cover of The Sketch featuring an unusual portrait of playwright George Bernard Show shown in kaleidoscope effect. Date: 1926

Background imageNov19 Collection: Sketch cover, Binnie Hale in her dressing room, Hippodrome

Sketch cover, Binnie Hale in her dressing room, Hippodrome
Binnie Hale, star of the hit musical comedy Sunny at the London Hippodrome, pictured in her dressing room wearing the fetching shorts for her gymnasium scene and arranging various toys

Background imageNov19 Collection: Society in the snow at Davos, 1926

Society in the snow at Davos, 1926
A picnic party ready for an expedition assembling at Davos, one of the Alpine winter sports destinations popular with high society. Date: 1926



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