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Background imagePackages Collection: WW1 - Troops returning to front, Victoria Station, London

WW1 - Troops returning to front, Victoria Station, London
WW1 - British troops gathered by Victoria Station, London. They prepare for their return to the front after leave. Grouped together under the street lights at the station

Background imagePackages Collection: District Messengers / Gpo

District Messengers / Gpo
Young boys worked as GPO District Couriers and delivered packages all over London. Here, they leave the District Messenger & Theatre Office. Date: circa 1930

Background imagePackages Collection: Advertisements

Advertisements
Advertisement for Royal Society Needlework Products showing embroidery packages. Illustration from Delineator magazine November 1923. Artist anon. Date: 1923

Background imagePackages Collection: French parcel delivery man at Christmas, 1913

French parcel delivery man at Christmas, 1913
A busy parcel delivery man in Paris seen hard at work during the Christmas season. Attched to one of the big magasins or department stores, he is loaded with parcels and packages up to his chin

Background imagePackages Collection: Correct Loading

Correct Loading
British Railway's staff information poster, designed by Frank Newbould, c.1950. This poster draws attention to correctly loading packages. Date: circa 1950

Background imagePackages Collection: Load Barrows so as to Avoid Crushing

Load Barrows so as to Avoid Crushing
British Railway's staff information poster, designed by Frank Newbould, c.1950. This poster draws attention to correctly loading packages in order to avoid crushing or dropping packages

Background imagePackages Collection: Remove or Cancel all Old Labels

Remove or Cancel all Old Labels
British Railway's staff information poster, designed by Frank Newbould, c.1950. This poster highlights the importance of removing old labels from packages. Date: circa 1950

Background imagePackages Collection: Japan - Dried Laver (Seaweed) Dealer

Japan - Dried Laver (Seaweed) Dealer
Dried Laver Dealer, Japan. Green laver, known as aonori in Japan, sea cabbage in China, and parae in Korean, is a type of edible green seaweed, including species from the genera Monostroma and Ulva

Background imagePackages Collection: Royal Society Needlework Products

Royal Society Needlework Products
Advertisement for Royal Society Needlework Products showing embroidery packages. Illustration from Delineator magazine February 1923. Artist anon. Date: 1923

Background imagePackages Collection: Edward Pink & Sons - Glass Items

Edward Pink & Sons - Glass Items
Edward Pink & Sons - Fancy Packages - range of glass items with prices. 1888

Background imagePackages Collection: Assorted Bonbons Date: 1935

Assorted Bonbons Date: 1935

Background imagePackages Collection: Exiting an Elevator Date: 1938

Exiting an Elevator Date: 1938

Background imagePackages Collection: Elderly Couple on Christmas Morn

Elderly Couple on Christmas Morn

Background imagePackages Collection: 10209412

10209412
Mellins infant food factory in London, women standing at table wrapping-up baby food. Date: 1900

Background imagePackages Collection: DISTRICT MESSENGERS / GPO

DISTRICT MESSENGERS / GPO
Young boys worked as GPO District Couriers and delivered packages all over London. They wore a distinct uniform with badges on their hats. Date: circa 1930

Background imagePackages Collection: Dick Whittington by J. Hickory Wood and Arthur Collins

Dick Whittington by J. Hickory Wood and Arthur Collins. Card number 1 of eight cards produced to advertise the Drury Lane pantomime of 1908

Background imagePackages Collection: Certificate presented by The Overseas Club - Empire Day 1916

Certificate presented by The Overseas Club - Empire Day 1916
WW1 - Home Front - Certificate presented by The Overseas Club (now ROSL, the Royal Over-seas League) on Empire Day 1916 to Gertrude Knight

Background imagePackages Collection: A Second World War Red Cross food parcel

A Second World War Red Cross food parcel
The contents of a food parcel dispatched for Christmas in 1944. 180, 000 packages were sent out, many to prisoners of war in Germany, by the Red Cross and St John Organisation

Background imagePackages Collection: French Railway Alphabet - E

French Railway Alphabet - E for Enregistrement des colis (registration of packages). 19th century

Background imagePackages Collection: Vintage Hairnet Packaging - Composite

Vintage Hairnet Packaging - Composite montage of six diferent hair net packaging designs. circa 1950s

Background imagePackages Collection: Christmas Greetings Postcard - two children and presents

Christmas Greetings Postcard - two children and presents on a very windy day, threatening to carry them (and their umbrella) away! circa 1910s

Background imagePackages Collection: Spirit Huts and food offerings for Spirits - Central Africa

Spirit Huts and food offerings for Spirits - Central Africa
Spirit Huts showing food left as offerings to Spirits - Central Africa (possibly the Congo). Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePackages Collection: WW1 - Off to the trenches

WW1 - Off to the trenches
WW1 - An illustration showing troops lined up and waiting on cobbled road in a village destroyed by war. The soldiers are packed up with their equipment and military kits

Background imagePackages Collection: Countess Zia and Nada Torby packing mittens for troops, WW1

Countess Zia and Nada Torby packing mittens for troops, WW1
Countess Zia Torby (later Lady Zia Wernher) and Countess Nada Torby (later Mountbatten), daughters of Grand Duke Michael and prominent figures in society organised this group of society ladies who

Background imagePackages Collection: Knitting humour, WW1

Knitting humour, WW1
The Sentimentalist (who has received socks from England). " She loves me; she loves me not. A British soldier, on receiving a pair of badly made socks from a sweetheart in England proceeds to

Background imagePackages Collection: Parcel Packing for Queen Alexandras Field Force Fund, WW1

Parcel Packing for Queen Alexandras Field Force Fund, WW1
The Duchess of Portland pictured doing her bit for the war effort by helping to pack parcels for Queen Alexandras Field Force Fund, ready to be sent to the front. Date: 1915

Background imagePackages Collection: Male wit - Thoughtless of Her

Male wit - Thoughtless of Her
Thoughtlessness of Her " If you was arf the man you d offer to carry some of these bundles". " Ow can I with my ands in my pockets!" Date: 1894

Background imagePackages Collection: SPAIN. Barcelona. Spain (1909). Barcelona. Junta

SPAIN. Barcelona. Spain (1909). Barcelona. Junta
" SPAIN. Barcelona. Spain (1909). Barcelona. Junta de Se񯲩 tas (Assembli of Ladies) preparing Christmas packages for Catalan soldiers in the premises of the " Cultura musical

Background imagePackages Collection: Clothes Soak in Rinso

Clothes Soak in Rinso
Clothes soaking in Rinso in the washtub of an American home : more than a million packages are used every week ! Date: 1924

Background imagePackages Collection: Poster promoting luggage delivery by bus

Poster promoting luggage delivery by bus
Overloaded? Hand in your parcels for speedy delivery by bus. circa 1960

Background imagePackages Collection: Aboriginal Mother and Baby with supplies

Aboriginal Mother and Baby with supplies
An aboriginal Mother, carrying her baby on her back, taking food obtained from the Tea and Sugar train back to her wurley (a shelter or hut, made of branches and leaves)

Background imagePackages Collection: Britannia and Eve front cover, October 1932

Britannia and Eve front cover, October 1932
Front cover of Britannia and Even magazine featuring an elegant woman in coordinated blue suit and hat, holding a fur coat, waiting while a bell boy, laden down with her packages and hat boxes

Background imagePackages Collection: Training a police dog

Training a police dog
A Police Dog and handler at Twickenham Rugby Stadium. The dog is being trained to sniff out suspicious packages that could have been planted under the seats in the South Stand (now re-developed)

Background imagePackages Collection: City of London Warehouse

City of London Warehouse
Packages are raised and lowered using pulleys at a warehouse in the City of London


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