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Background imagePapers Collection: Falkland Islands Royal Engineer briefing map, 1982

Falkland Islands Royal Engineer briefing map, 1982 (c); with typescript annotations relating to the condition and passibility of airfields, roads and tracks by tracked and wheeled vehicles

Background imagePapers Collection: Rudyard Kipling at Desk

Rudyard Kipling at Desk
English writer, Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) working at his desk

Background imagePapers Collection: Paratroops landing on the outskirts of Arnhem

Paratroops landing on the outskirts of Arnhem
Photograph: Paratroops landing on the outskirts of Arnhem. Taken by Sgt D M Smith, Army Film and Photographic Unit, Arnhem, 17 Sep 1944

Background imagePapers Collection: Cover design, The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens

Cover design, The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
Cover design for the first instalment of The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, by Charles Dickens. 1836

Background imagePapers Collection: Sir Douglas Haig in his headquarter train, France

Sir Douglas Haig in his headquarter train, France
Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig (1861-1928) in his headquarter train in France during the First World War, with maps of France and Belgium behind him. Date: circa 1918

Background imagePapers Collection: My Turn by Muriel Dawson

My Turn by Muriel Dawson
A little red-haired girl studies the newspaper

Background imagePapers Collection: Soviet Women Read Pravda

Soviet Women Read Pravda
Soviet women factory workers read Pravda on the day the Anglo-Soviet Agreement is announced

Background imagePapers Collection: Mr Pickwick Addresses

Mr Pickwick Addresses
Mr Pickwick addresses the Club

Background imagePapers Collection: Pickwick / Samuel Weller

Pickwick / Samuel Weller
The first appearance of Mr Samuel Weller

Background imagePapers Collection: Mr Pickwick Raises Toast

Mr Pickwick Raises Toast
Mr Pickwick raises a toast

Background imagePapers Collection: Dickens / Pickwick Papers

Dickens / Pickwick Papers
Sam Weller - Mr Pickwicks servant who councils his master with Cockney wisdom

Background imagePapers Collection: Dickens / Pickwick Papers

Dickens / Pickwick Papers
Front cover of the first issue with illustrations by Seymour, edited by Boz

Background imagePapers Collection: Holmes & Watson / Baker St

Holmes & Watson / Baker St
THE ADVENTURE OF THE SECOND STAIN Holmes & his dear Watson at Baker Street

Background imagePapers Collection: The Daily Courant

The Daily Courant
Front page of The Daily Courant, the first daily paper. The paper began in 1702 and was at first a single sheet printed on one side only. This copy three years later is printed on both sides

Background imagePapers Collection: Mr Pickwick, Pickwick Papers

Mr Pickwick, Pickwick Papers
Charles Dickens Characters by Frank Reynolds for Buchanans Whisky - Mr Pickwick, Pickwick Papers. 1912

Background imagePapers Collection: Mr Jingle, Pickwick Papers

Mr Jingle, Pickwick Papers
Charles Dickens Characters by Frank Reynolds for Buchanans Whisky - Mr Jingle, Pickwick Papers. 1912

Background imagePapers Collection: Lawyers books, brief and wig in a leather chair

Lawyers books, brief and wig in a leather chair. Date: circa 1990s

Background imagePapers Collection: The Public Hall at the The Daily Telegraph newspaper

The Public Hall at the The Daily Telegraph newspaper
The hall of the Daily Telegraph newspaper looking very handsome with its red granite pillars. The view is taken looking towards Fleet Street. Date: 1914

Background imagePapers Collection: Dickens. The Pickwick Papers

Dickens. The Pickwick Papers. Mr Pickwick & old Mrs Wardle. Date: circa 1910

Background imagePapers Collection: Decorative end papers, Art Gout Beaute, 1924

Decorative end papers, Art Gout Beaute, 1924
Decorative end papers in blue, black and gold, Art Gout Beaute, 1924. 1924

Background imagePapers Collection: Richard von Kuhlmann signing Peace Treaty, Romania

Richard von Kuhlmann signing Peace Treaty, Romania
Richard von Kuhlmann (1873-1948), German Foreign Secretary, signing a Peace Treaty (known as the Treaty of Bucharest) with Romania in the Cotroceni Palace, near Bucharest

Background imagePapers Collection: Ufos / Imbeault / Montreal

Ufos / Imbeault / Montreal
Student Michel Imbeault, 16, delivering papers at 5.30 am, sees string of 10 lights following St Lawrence river, Montreal, and takes this photo, never explained

Background imagePapers Collection: Mr Pickwick Picnics

Mr Pickwick Picnics
Mr Pickwick picnics

Background imagePapers Collection: Pte J Connington of Selby, Yorks, in action with Sten gun

Pte J Connington of Selby, Yorks, in action with Sten gun
Photograph: Pte J Connington of Selby, Yorks, in action with Sten gun. Taken by Sgt D M Smith, Army Film and Photographic Unit, Arnhem, 20 Sep 1944

Background imagePapers Collection: Cartoon, Two emancipated women

Cartoon, Two emancipated women
Modified wartime silhouette: skirts begin to evoke the barrel-line shape being narrower & court shoes are vying with high boots. Hats: tam-o shanter or high crown. Date: 1918

Background imagePapers Collection: Endpaper design by Cecil Aldin, Mac

Endpaper design by Cecil Aldin, Mac, the story of a white Scots terrier from the Highlands. Date: 1912

Background imagePapers Collection: Newsie, ten years old. Going into a moving picture theatre w

Newsie, ten years old. Going into a moving picture theatre with his papers. Location: Schenectady, New York (State). Date 1910 February

Background imagePapers Collection: Mark Sykes / Vfair 1912

Mark Sykes / Vfair 1912
SIR MARK SYKES 6th BARONET SYKES English diplomat and writer of travel books Date: 1879 - 1919

Background imagePapers Collection: Kerensky / Assistants / 1917

Kerensky / Assistants / 1917
ALEKSANDR FYODOROVICH KERENSKY Russian Revolutionary leader with two of his assistants in 1917

Background imagePapers Collection: Darwin / Downe / Study

Darwin / Downe / Study
Charles Darwins home at Downe, in Kent - the study

Background imagePapers Collection: Colquhoun / Freeman

Colquhoun / Freeman
PATRICK COLQUHOUN Police magistrate, Scottish merchant and reformer, founder of the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce in 1783

Background imagePapers Collection: George Galloway, British left-wing politician, at his desk

George Galloway, British left-wing politician, at his desk
George Galloway (b 1954), British left-wing politician, formerly a Labour MP, before founding the Respect Party. Seen here working at his desk. From 2001 Vice President of the Stop The War Coalition

Background imagePapers Collection: Sir Gordon Carter, Clerk of Ascot Racecourse

Sir Gordon Carter, Clerk of Ascot Racecourse, racing fixtures Date: 1930

Background imagePapers Collection: Richard Sickert and wife in his litter-ary studio

Richard Sickert and wife in his litter-ary studio
Walter Richard Sickert and his wife seen in his studio at Broadstairs, the state of which brings new meaning to the word, untidy. Date: 1938

Background imagePapers Collection: Cartoon, John Bulls Alien Act

Cartoon, John Bulls Alien Act -- a satirical comment on an incident which took place on 10 April 1848, when a Frenchman was heard shouting out that all the English were cowards

Background imagePapers Collection: America - The Stamp Act - Burning the Stamps

America - The Stamp Act - Burning the Stamps
American Colonists burn papers bearing the Stamps required under The Stamp Act of March 22, 1765. The new tax was imposed on all American colonists

Background imagePapers Collection: Horace Mann Date: 1950

Horace Mann Date: 1950

Background imagePapers Collection: Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx

Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx
FRIEDRICH ENGELS German political theorist working on Das Kapital with Marx Date: 1820 - 1895

Background imagePapers Collection: Mr Pickwick

Mr Pickwick
Artists interpretation of Mr Pickwick and friends sliding on the ice from The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens. Artist: Charles Brock. Date: 1908

Background imagePapers Collection: Naval Military Man And Jolly Jack

Naval Military Man And Jolly Jack
A pair of wartime illustrations from a children's ABC book. The left image shows authoritative naval man holding papers tucked under his arm

Background imagePapers Collection: Dandelion-Puff Balloon Club by Thomas Maybank

Dandelion-Puff Balloon Club by Thomas Maybank Date: 1920

Background imagePapers Collection: Falling Leaf Aero Club by Thomas Maybank

Falling Leaf Aero Club by Thomas Maybank Date: 1920

Background imagePapers Collection: The Lawyers

The Lawyers
A coloured sketch portraying a trio of lawyers, the central figure is busy leafing through some papers, with his colleague looking on, the man at the back has his palm to his face in exasperation

Background imagePapers Collection: Newspaper Boy

Newspaper Boy
This illustration shows a cheeky newspaper boy hollering, with a large bundle of papers tucked under his arm, a pair of policemen are in close pursuit. Date: circa 1901

Background imagePapers Collection: RMS Lusitania - postcard, George Marks and wife, WW1

RMS Lusitania - postcard, George Marks and wife, WW1
RMS Lusitania - postcard dated 5 May 1915 to a Miss Powell in Southampton. The card refers to a George Marks and his wife

Background imagePapers Collection: QSS Lusitania - souvenir of launch

QSS Lusitania - souvenir of launch, commemorative 18 carat gold handled scissors, with stainless steel blades, the crossover engraved with John Brown and Co

Background imagePapers Collection: New Paper the Daily Mirror 1903

New Paper the Daily Mirror 1903
A scene at 3 a.m. outside the Daily Mirror office. Where proprietors of the Daily Mail issued the first penny paper for gentlewomen for which the demand was unprecedented. Date: November 1903

Background imagePapers Collection: NUS President Charles Clarke and three colleagues

NUS President Charles Clarke and three colleagues
NUS President Charles Clarke (standing, b.1950, later a Labour MP and Cabinet Minister)) with NUS executive colleagues, from left to right, Alastair Stewart (b)



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