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Background imageOldest Collection: Uffington White Horse

Uffington White Horse
The famous White Horse of Uffington, Berkshire, probably the oldest example of such a figure, believed to ascribe the victory of Alfred over the Danes in 871 AD

Background imageOldest Collection: Ukraine / Kiev / Old Map 881

Ukraine / Kiev / Old Map 881
Kiev: the oldest known map

Background imageOldest Collection: James Doughty, oldest clown in England

James Doughty, oldest clown in England
James Doughty of Brighton, at the time of this photograph the oldest clown in England, about to celebrate his 94th birthday. Seen here in costume with two of his performing dogs

Background imageOldest Collection: Oracle of Zeus, Dodona

Oracle of Zeus, Dodona
ZEUS / JUPITER DODONEUS whose oracle at Dodona was the oldest in Greece : the prophecies came from the sacred oak, which is depicted here as having human form

Background imageOldest Collection: Hotel, Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, New York State, USA

Hotel, Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, New York State, USA
Beekman Arms, the oldest hotel in America, Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, New York State, USA. Date: circa 1918

Background imageOldest Collection: Doggetts Coat and Badge Race, River Thames, London

Doggetts Coat and Badge Race, River Thames, London
Watermen on duty at the end of Doggetts Coat and Badge Race on the River Thames. They are wearing the livery of the Fishmongers Company

Background imageOldest 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 imageOldest Collection: Outwood Windmills

Outwood Windmills
The old (17th century) windmills at Outwood, near Redhill, Surrey, England. The one in the foreground was built in 1665 and is (in 2006) Britains oldest working windmill. Date: late 1930s

Background imageOldest Collection: Old Absinthe House, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Old Absinthe House, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, in the heart of the French Quarter on the corner of Bourbon and Bienville Streets

Background imageOldest Collection: Sheffield Football Club, 1874

Sheffield Football Club, 1874
Engraving of the Sheffield Football Club team, seen at the end of the 1873-1874 season. Sheffield FC was founded in 1857 and is, reputedly, the oldest club in the world

Background imageOldest Collection: Argyle Theatre / Cheshire

Argyle Theatre / Cheshire
in Birkenhead, Cheshire. Reported to be the oldest variety theatre in Britain. Date: 1940s

Background imageOldest Collection: The Beth Din or Court of the Chief Rabbi

The Beth Din or Court of the Chief Rabbi
The worlds oldest tribunal, dating from the time of Moses. The Beth Din or Court of the Chief Rabbi. It was a form of Jewish tribunal for religious

Background imageOldest Collection: The oldest house in Kahnawake

The oldest house in Kahnawake
The oldest house in The Kahnawake Mohawk Territory - an Indian reserve on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River in Quebec, Canada, across from Montreal - built in 1721

Background imageOldest Collection: Bethlem Hospital / 1926

Bethlem Hospital / 1926
or BETHLEM/BEDLAM HOSPITAL The oldest hospital for the treatment of the insane - after the First World War it was moved to Moorfields Date: 1926

Background imageOldest Collection: Mermaid Inn, Rye

Mermaid Inn, Rye
The Mermaid Inn, Rye, East Sussex. One of Englands oldest inns, with norman cellars dating from 1156

Background imageOldest Collection: The Royal Hospital of Bethlehem; gallery for men

The Royal Hospital of Bethlehem; gallery for men
The hospital also known as Bethlem Royal Hospital or Bedlam was the oldest psychiatric hospital in the world. The building had been moved around many sites

Background imageOldest Collection: The Trip to Jerusalem Inn, Nottingham

The Trip to Jerusalem Inn, Nottingham, claimed to be the oldest inn in England. Date: 1930s

Background imageOldest Collection: Dresden, Germany

Dresden, Germany - The Augustus Bridge, the oldest bridge in the city crossing the river Elbe. The bridge connects the Innere Neustadt in the north with the historic area of the city in the south

Background imageOldest Collection: CONGO, Democratic Republic of the. NORTH KIVU

CONGO, Democratic Republic of the. NORTH KIVU. Democratic Republic of the Congo (2008). Kivu Conflict. Refugee camp of Mugunga I (20000 people), the oldest of the area. General view

Background imageOldest Collection: YE OLDE FIGHTING COCKS

YE OLDE FIGHTING COCKS
Ye Old Fighting Cocks, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England, a quaint old hostelery which claims to be the oldest unaltered house in the country. Date: early 17th century

Background imageOldest Collection: Bewcastle Cross

Bewcastle Cross
BEWCASTLE CROSS, Cumberland, standing in the towns churchyard, is claimed to be Englands oldest sun-dial

Background imageOldest Collection: Ancient Jewish scrolls in Jerusalem

Ancient Jewish scrolls in Jerusalem, thought to be the oldest Pentateuch manuscript

Background imageOldest Collection: St. Bartholomews Church

St. Bartholomews Church
The Norman pillars and arches of the Church of St. Bartholomew the Great, Smithfield, City of London Founded by Rahere in 1123, one of Londons oldest churches. Date: 1930s

Background imageOldest Collection: Opening of the Anglesey Hunt

Opening of the Anglesey Hunt
An opening custom of the Anglesey Hunt, whereby hot coppers or small change (heated in a bucket by the fire) are thrown from the balcony of the Bulkeley Arms Hotel following the hunt ball

Background imageOldest Collection: Fireworks Factory

Fireworks Factory
Women from Brooks fireworks factory, one of the oldest British fireworks companies, show off a selection of their huge rockets and catherine wheels!

Background imageOldest Collection: England / Wells

England / Wells
The Vicars Close, adjacent to the famous Wells Cathedral, Somerset, was originally built to house the clergy. Claims to be the oldest complete street of its kind in Europe

Background imageOldest Collection: Old House, Paget, Bermuda

Old House, Paget, Bermuda
The Oldest House, Paget, Bermuda Date: circa 1910s

Background imageOldest Collection: Violin Maker 1930S

Violin Maker 1930S
86-year-old Karl Grundhabber, Germanys oldest violin maker in the 1930s, who claimed that he was a descendent of the legendary violin maker Antonius Stradivarius

Background imageOldest Collection: Sumerian Jewellery Bc

Sumerian Jewellery Bc
The jewels of a Sumerian lady of the court, discovered during the excavations at Ur - evidence that feminine adornment was customary in the worlds oldest civilisation

Background imageOldest Collection: City of Jaffa Palestine, Tel Aviv, modern Israel

City of Jaffa Palestine, Tel Aviv, modern Israel
19th century vintage photograph: city of Jaffa from the sea, Palestine, modern Israel. Jaffa, in Hebrew Yafo and in Arabic Yafa and also called Japho or Joppa

Background imageOldest Collection: The Salutation Inn Nottingham possibly 1920s

The Salutation Inn Nottingham possibly 1920s

Background imageOldest Collection: Oldest house in Leominster, Herefordshire

Oldest house in Leominster, Herefordshire, dating back to the 14th century. Date: 1920

Background imageOldest Collection: Old Town Market Place, Warsaw, Poland

Old Town Market Place, Warsaw, Poland
Warsaw's Old Town Market Place (Polish: Rynek Starego Miasta) is the center and oldest part of the Old Town of Warsaw, capital of Poland. Date: 1911

Background imageOldest Collection: Sada Yacco, La Belle Otero and Le Bargy

Sada Yacco, La Belle Otero and Le Bargy
A selection of three caricature sketches, including a portrait of Japanese geisha, actress and dancer, Sada Yacco, 1871-1946, a side profile study of Agustina del Carmen Otero Iglesias

Background imageOldest Collection: Mason Court, Stratford-On_Avon

Mason Court, Stratford-On_Avon
An etching of Mason Court, located right in the centre of Stratford-Upon-Avon, a medieval hall built in 1482, close to the birthplace of William Shakespeare

Background imageOldest Collection: Ikuta Shrine, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan

Ikuta Shrine, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
Ikuta Shrine (Ikuta-jinja) - a Shinto shrine in the Chuo Ward of Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan - possibly among the oldest shrines in the country. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageOldest Collection: The pack at the Quorn Hunt

The pack at the Quorn Hunt
The pack of hounds are seen here at a Quorn hunt. Traditional Victorian hunting men are seen on horseback in hunting attire

Background imageOldest Collection: Sir Thomas Lipton on a yacht

Sir Thomas Lipton on a yacht
Sir Thomas Lipton (May 1848- October 1931) on board his steam yacht Erin'. Preparing for the Challenger of the America cup on the sailing boat Shamrock II

Background imageOldest Collection: Toolum Mosque

Toolum Mosque
An etching of the interior of the Mosque of Ibn Tulun is located in Cairo, Egypt, completed in the year 879, it stands as one of the oldest mosques in Egypt. Date: circa 1919

Background imageOldest Collection: Paris

Paris
An oil painting showing Pont Neuf, the oldest standing bridge spanning the River Seine, in Paris France. Date: circa 1932

Background imageOldest Collection: The Rialto Bridge

The Rialto Bridge
Oil painting of the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy at night. Spanning this river is the beautiful Rialto Bridge, the oldest of four that cross this river, being constructed in 1173. Date: circa 1930

Background imageOldest Collection: Castell Advertisement

Castell Advertisement
An advertisement for Castell pencils. The Pencils artists can rely upon. Founded in 1761, Faber Castell is one of the world's largest and oldest manufacturers of pens

Background imageOldest Collection: Clare College, Cambridge

Clare College, Cambridge
Etching of Clare College Cambridge. The college was founded in 1326, and is the second oldest of Cambridge. Date: circa 1929

Background imageOldest Collection: Elegant French ladies dancing at a masked ball

Elegant French ladies dancing at a masked ball
This is an advertising postcard for Ruinart Pere et Fils, the oldest French Champagne house in Reims.The ball is one of two which will take place at the Theatre Royal de la Monnai

Background imageOldest Collection: Michael Foot and Tony Blair, British Labour politicians

Michael Foot and Tony Blair, British Labour politicians
Michael Foot (Michael Mackintosh Foot, 1913-2010), British Labour politician and writer, Leader of the Opposition 1980-1983, CND supporter

Background imageOldest Collection: Michael Foot giving a speech, with Nye Bevan on the left

Michael Foot giving a speech, with Nye Bevan on the left
Michael Foot (Michael Mackintosh Foot, 1913-2010), British Labour politician and writer, Leader of the Opposition 1980-1983, CND supporter

Background imageOldest Collection: Michael Foot, Labour politician, giving a speech

Michael Foot, Labour politician, giving a speech
Michael Foot (Michael Mackintosh Foot, 1913-2010), British Labour politician and writer, Leader of the Opposition 1980-1983, CND supporter

Background imageOldest Collection: Michael Foot, Labour politician and writer

Michael Foot, Labour politician and writer
Michael Foot (Michael Mackintosh Foot, 1913-2010), British Labour politician and writer, Leader of the Opposition 1980-1983, CND supporter



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