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Background imageOlder Collection: Emerald Tablet, Smaragdine Table or Tabula Smaragdina

Emerald Tablet, Smaragdine Table or Tabula Smaragdina. Work attributed to the legendary alchemist Hermes Trismegistus who summarizes the process Magnum Opus or Great work for the creation of

Background imageOlder Collection: Harlech Castle

Harlech Castle, Wales, was built by King Edward I (1239 - 1307) on the site of an older building. The last Royalist castle to hold out for Charles I in the English Civil War

Background imageOlder Collection: LCC-LFB Shoreditch fire station, Hackney

LCC-LFB Shoreditch fire station, Hackney
Built in 1895, station B27, Shoreditch fire station, was located at 140 Tabernacle Street, near Old Street. The stations pump

Background imageOlder Collection: The old and new forms of Accringtons Trams

The old and new forms of Accringtons Trams - the older steam tramcar from 1886 (top) dubbed the Baltic Fleet and (below) the new modern electric car - the Flying Squadron ! Date: 1907

Background imageOlder Collection: PIUS V, Saint (1504-1572). Pope (1566-1572)

PIUS V, Saint (1504-1572). Pope (1566-1572). Portrait by an anonymous author. Italian school. Painting

Background imageOlder Collection: Ghost Delivers Warning

Ghost Delivers Warning
A spectral figure materialises in a candlelit room where two men are roused from their books. The older man points ahead while the ghost points upwards. A ghostly warning?

Background imageOlder Collection: Boys on an 18th century fire engine, Wirksworth

Boys on an 18th century fire engine, Wirksworth
Boys playing on an 18th century fire engine at Wirksworth, Derbyshire. It was believed to be the oldest fire engine in England, dating back to 1721, made by Newsome

Background imageOlder Collection: PARDO BAZAN, Emilia (1851-1921). Spanish writer

PARDO BAZAN, Emilia (1851-1921). Spanish writer. Oil on canvas. SPAIN. Madrid. Madrid Atheneum

Background imageOlder Collection: Older Woman Baking 1947

Older Woman Baking 1947
An older woman wearing a flowery apron rolls out pastry for some home baking

Background imageOlder Collection: Princess Helenas wedding day

Princess Helenas wedding day
Princess Helena (1846-1923), third daughter and fifth child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert pictured on her wedding day

Background imageOlder Collection: Holborn, London, c. 1880

Holborn, London, c. 1880
Photograph showing some of the older houses and bars of Holborn, with several horse-drawn vehicles outside, London, c.1880

Background imageOlder Collection: China. Han Dynasty (206 aC-220 BC). Invention

China. Han Dynasty (206 aC-220 BC). Invention

Background imageOlder Collection: WUNDT, Wilhelm (1832-1920)

WUNDT, Wilhelm (1832-1920)

Background imageOlder Collection: Dutch Girls

Dutch Girls
Two Dutch girls, probably sisters, in traditional costume, the older girl carrying the younger girl in her arms. Date: 1930s

Background imageOlder Collection: The pawnshop as a last resource

The pawnshop as a last resource
This illustration shows a poor family, the wife holding a baby, two children and her husband. The pawnbroker examines a ring they have just given him

Background imageOlder Collection: Female Literary Types

Female Literary Types
PASSIONATE FEMALE LITERARY TYPES Satiric comment on the New School, the older, educated woman here portrayed as a masculine spinster

Background imageOlder Collection: Gentlemen Bowling 1950S

Gentlemen Bowling 1950S
Older gentlemen (and one lady) enjoying a leisurely game of bowls on an English bowling green

Background imageOlder Collection: A factory worker cuts a block of wood

A factory worker cuts a block of wood
A young apprentice carpenter uses a large industrial jigsaw to cut a block of wood, while an older employee supervises his work. Photograph by Heinz Zinram

Background imageOlder Collection: Two Brothers 1922

Two Brothers 1922
Two young brothers sit on a bed. The older pulls a wooden toy train to amuse his baby brother. I love you well, my little brother

Background imageOlder Collection: D H Lawrence / Older

D H Lawrence / Older
D H LAWRENCE English novelist As an older man

Background imageOlder Collection: Woman Feeds Chickens

Woman Feeds Chickens
An older woman in a long dress and wide-brimmed hat throws handfuls of chicken feed on to the ground for the chickens to peck at and scratch in the straw

Background imageOlder Collection: Four young women walking along a street, London

Four young women walking along a street, London
Four young women in Central London walk together down a street, passing an older woman. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageOlder Collection: Douglas C-124C-DL Globemaster II 51-0142

Douglas C-124C-DL Globemaster II 51-0142
United States Air Force - Douglas C-124C-DL Globemaster II 51-0142 (msn 43476), of the 1502 Air Transport Wing at Don Muang Royal Thai Air Force Base in August 1965

Background imageOlder Collection: Douglas C-124C-DL Globemaster II 51-7277

Douglas C-124C-DL Globemaster II 51-7277
United States Air Force - Douglas C-124C-DL Globemaster II 51-7277 (msn 43728), of the 63rd Troop Carrier Wing at Prestwick airport on 22 May 1965

Background imageOlder Collection: Douglas C-124C-DL Globemaster II 51-0167

Douglas C-124C-DL Globemaster II 51-0167
United States Air Force - Douglas C-124C-DL Globemaster II 51-0167 (msn 43501), of the 63rd Troop Carrier Wing at Prestwick airort on 19 March 1965

Background imageOlder Collection: WW2 - The Amorous Bicycle

WW2 - The Amorous Bicycle
An illustrated front cover for a WW2 story book, The Amorous Bicycle, written by Mary Essex. The image shows an older military man and a woman looking over their shoulders towards each other

Background imageOlder Collection: WW2 - Home Guard Goings On

WW2 - Home Guard Goings On
An illustrated front cover for a WW2 children's story book, Home Guard Goings On, written by Basil Boothroyd. The image portrays an older gentleman wielding a gun

Background imageOlder Collection: WW2 - Mr Penny At War

WW2 - Mr Penny At War
An illustrated front cover for a WW2 children's story book, Mr. Penny At War, written by Maurice Moiseiwitsch. The image portrays an older Home Guard serviceman carrying his bayonet rifle

Background imageOlder Collection: WW2, Where And When?

WW2, Where And When?
An illustration of a little girl portraying an older woman, speaking on the telephone to a relative who is serving for the Royal Navy during WW2, he has 10 days leave. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageOlder Collection: Pipe Smoking Man

Pipe Smoking Man
A portrait photograph used for advertisement purposes, showing an older man smoking a pipe in the darkness. Date: circa 1939

Background imageOlder Collection: Fifty Shilling Tailors Advert Photograph

Fifty Shilling Tailors Advert Photograph
An advertisement photograph for Fifty Shilling Tailors, portraying an older man wearing a smart suit from a seated position. Date: circa 1939

Background imageOlder Collection: Kodak Ltd Advertisement, Man Smoking

Kodak Ltd Advertisement, Man Smoking
An advertisement photograph for Kodak Ltd, portraying an older man wearing a monacle, smoking a large cigar. Date: circa 1939

Background imageOlder Collection: Pond Cottage, Pinner Hill, Middlesex

Pond Cottage, Pinner Hill, Middlesex
A photograph showing a view, from across the water, of Pond Cottage, a property at Pinner Hill in Middlesex, an example of a house designed to look older than it is. Date: circa 1929

Background imageOlder Collection: Scottish Mill Buildings

Scottish Mill Buildings
A pair of architectural perspective drawings which show various angles of old mill buildings in Scotland, to be developed into a crafts village with refreshment rooms

Background imageOlder Collection: Alston Court Dining Room, Suffolk

Alston Court Dining Room, Suffolk
This photograph represents the dining room of Alston Court, a half timbered house in Nayland, Suffolk, older sections dating from the reign of Edward IV

Background imageOlder Collection: Alston Court Hall, Suffolk

Alston Court Hall, Suffolk
This photograph represents the hall of Alston Court, a half timbered house in Nayland, Suffolk, older sections dating from the reign of Edward IV

Background imageOlder Collection: Cartoon, The Census - April 1891

Cartoon, The Census - April 1891
Cartoon, The Census - Census Taker prompts woman to put her age, ten years older than last time. Date: 1891

Background imageOlder Collection: Cartoon, Out of Her Census, Another decayed - decade!

Cartoon, Out of Her Census, Another decayed - decade! Ah, me! A woman contemplates the passing of time. Date: 1891

Background imageOlder Collection: Beauty Of The Night

Beauty Of The Night
This illustration portrays a young woman wearing a highly fashionable dress, speaking with an older gentleman on a garden terrace. Date: circa 1901

Background imageOlder Collection: The Modern Hydra

The Modern Hydra
This illustration depicts a scene in which a young lady has forcefully placed her boot on the shoulder of an older gentleman-Lizard hybrid creature

Background imageOlder Collection: Older Gentleman

Older Gentleman
A poster style portrait illustration of an older gentleman dressed very smartly, he is holding his top hat with one gloved hand. Date: circa 1901

Background imageOlder Collection: In The Bath

In The Bath
A portrait illustration of an older man, whose body is fully engulfed in his bath water, leaving just his head rising above the surface. Date: circa 1901

Background imageOlder Collection: Repeuplons!

Repeuplons!
This sketch portrays an older lady speaking with a younger woman who is introducing her to her children. Date: circa 1901

Background imageOlder Collection: Sur La Greve

Sur La Greve
A sketch of a lady holding the brim of her decorative hat, followed by an older woman clutching her skirts and a man equipped with a crook, walking on rocky terrain overlooking the ocean

Background imageOlder Collection: Soldier Escorting A Woman

Soldier Escorting A Woman
An illustration which shows a French military soldier escorting an older lady by the arm, walking away, seen from behind. Date: circa 1901

Background imageOlder Collection: Megalomania

Megalomania
A portrait illustration of a large lady wearing a white dress and a yellow hat with orange floral decoration, looking down at a child acting older than his age, as he smokes a cigar at her knee

Background imageOlder Collection: Pleine Eau

Pleine Eau
This illustration portrays a group of three older ladies standing in the shallow waters of the sea, the nearest is holding a dog under her arm. Date: circa 1901

Background imageOlder Collection: Depute En Tournee

Depute En Tournee
This sketch portrait a member of parliament on tour, visiting an older lady standing outside her property, he is politely holding his hat, with a folder tucked under one arm. Date: circa 1901



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