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Peering Collection

Background imagePeering Collection: Nelson turns a blind eye - Battle of Copenhagen

Nelson turns a blind eye - Battle of Copenhagen
Admiral Lord Nelson ignoring the signal from Sir Hyde Parker to stop fighting. He is looking though his telescope with his blind eye (popularising the phrase to turn a blind eye )

Background imagePeering Collection: Russia - Tsar Nicholas II - Military manoeuvres at Ropcha

Russia - Tsar Nicholas II - Military manoeuvres at Ropcha
Russia - Tsar Nicholas II attending military manoeuvres at Ropcha, a village in Chernivtsi Raion, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine. Date: circa 1912

Background imagePeering Collection: The Warrior

The Warrior
A watercolour painting of a samurai warrior in full outfit, with his Katana unsheathed. A policeman can be seen peering through a small gap, with an intimidated look upon his face. Date: circa 1918

Background imagePeering Collection: Pretty young woman with her lovely bicycle

Pretty young woman with her lovely bicycle. Date: 1907

Background imagePeering Collection: PERUVIAN INDIAN MUMMY

PERUVIAN INDIAN MUMMY
Peruvian Indian mummy, swaddled like a sitting child with skull peering through the cloak Date: 1873

Background imagePeering Collection: An artistic representation - Discovery of Tutankhamun's Tomb

An artistic representation - Discovery of Tutankhamun's Tomb
An artistic representation of the Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamun by (on right) Archeologist Howard Carter (1874-1939) and his backer (on left) George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon (1866-1923)

Background imagePeering Collection: Passengers on the rail of the RMS Sacndinavian to Canada

Passengers on the rail of the RMS Sacndinavian to Canada
Passengers on the rail of the RMS Scandinavian en route to Canada - 24th September 1920. 1920

Background imagePeering Collection: The Barrister

The Barrister - " And peers through all things with his half-shut eyes." Date: 1840

Background imagePeering Collection: Sir Michael Hicks-Beach, 1st Earl of St Aldwyn

Sir Michael Hicks-Beach, 1st Earl of St Aldwyn
Capital F. Sir Michael Hicks-Beach, 1st Earl of St Aldwyn (1837-1916), British Conservative politician - Chancellor of the Exchequer (1885-1886 and 1895-1902) Date: 1900

Background imagePeering Collection: Nurses and convalescing servicemen outside

Nurses and convalescing servicemen outside
Group of four nurses and five convalescing soldiers in hospital uniform blues. Another serviceman is peering through a hedge on left and a small boy is sitting on a bench to the right Date: circa 1915

Background imagePeering Collection: Satire on Socialism - After you with that

Satire on Socialism - After you with that says an enthusiastic crowd, hoping to gain mutual benefit from the affectionate attentions a pretty girl is providing toward one of their comrades

Background imagePeering Collection: The British Empire - Britannia looks out to sea

The British Empire - Britannia looks out to sea from her perch atop the White Cliffs of Dover, defender of a proud nation, yet with her sights set further afield... Date: circa 1900

Background imagePeering Collection: Christmas card in the shape of a pie

Christmas card in the shape of a pie, with some blackbirds peeking out. (1 of 2) Date: circa 1890s

Background imagePeering Collection: Dick Turpin, with R. A. Roberts

Dick Turpin, with R. A. Roberts
Dick Turpin, starring R.A. Roberts (born Richard Arthur Roberts, 1870) in which he played five different characters, including two women. This version of the famous story was a music hall sketch

Background imagePeering Collection: Maghery Hotel

Maghery Hotel - a front view of the Hotel with people outside and a motor car. Two ladies are peering from an upstairs balcony. (Location: Northern Ireland; County Down; Maghery)

Background imagePeering Collection: The Old Turnpike, Dromore, a Relic of the Coaching Days

The Old Turnpike, Dromore, a Relic of the Coaching Days - a view of a Toll House with people peering over the half door. (Location: Northern Ireland: County Down: Dromore). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imagePeering Collection: The Boy Tramp or The Manias Mother - Myra Wayne

The Boy Tramp or The Manias Mother - Myra Wayne
Flyer for the comedy play The Boy Tramp or The Manias Mother - Myra Wayne. The illustration shows a woman on a stage peering round from a curtain looking to one side

Background imagePeering Collection: A Donegal Cabin, Rosguil

A Donegal Cabin, Rosguil - a view of a thatched cabin and outhouse with peat stacks and a girl peering out of the door. (Location: Republic of Ireland; County Donegal; Rosguil)

Background imagePeering Collection: St. Bodens Bridge and Church

St. Bodens Bridge and Church - a view from the river of the bridge and Church spire peering over vegetation. (Location: Republic of Ireland; County Donegal). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imagePeering Collection: Souterrain in the Stone Cashel, Loughislandreavy

Souterrain in the Stone Cashel, Loughislandreavy - a view of the photographer peering out of a souterrain in the ground. (Location: Northern Ireland: County Down: Loughislandreavy)

Background imagePeering Collection: Glendruid Cromlech, Co. Dublin, from South West

Glendruid Cromlech, Co. Dublin, from South West - a view of a Dolmen with three people peering out from the centre. (Location: Republic of Ireland: County Dublin: Glendruid). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imagePeering Collection: Reading news of the Armistice in Daily Mirror, WW1

Reading news of the Armistice in Daily Mirror, WW1
An elderly couple peering at the Daily Mirror newspaper to read news of the Armistice, signed at 5 am on 11th November 1918, bringing an end to the hostilities of the First World War. Date: 1918

Background imagePeering Collection: Suffragette Big Ben Votes for Women

Suffragette Big Ben Votes for Women. Two Suffragettes have stormed the tower which houses Big Ben. One has unfurled her VFW flag while the other is peering through the clock face

Background imagePeering Collection: LA Govey. Peering at storks

LA Govey. Peering at storks
A Day at the Zoo. Peering at storks. Date: 1927

Background imagePeering Collection: Japan - Five Geisha Girls greet a new arrival

Japan - Five Geisha Girls greet a new arrival Date: circa 1904

Background imagePeering Collection: Egyptian street knife grinder - Port Said

Egyptian street knife grinder - Port Said. A young boy is fascinated and has popped his head out of a small window to watch the grinder grinding away. Date: circa 1902

Background imagePeering Collection: Grandma peering at the Christmas Cake - 1950s

Grandma peering at the Christmas Cake - 1950s
Grandma peers at the Christmas Cake - Family Christmas Dinner, 1950s. Note the lack of icing on the cake - sugar was still being rationed at this time. Date: early 1950s

Background imagePeering Collection: Three American Sporty Types

Three American Sporty Types
Three Queens Three American sporty girls, one holding a tennis racket - peep over a garden fence. Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePeering Collection: Two Horses and an injured Collie dog

Two Horses and an injured Collie dog
Two Horses peer over the edge of their stall to look down on an injured Collie dog. Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePeering Collection: Cryptic Postcard - Three Abbots empty their bowels

Cryptic Postcard - Three Abbots empty their bowels
Musings from the papal throne...! A postcard with a caption calculation (equation) which needs to be read phonetically (in French)

Background imagePeering Collection: Brooklyn Car Strike

Brooklyn Car Strike
Brooklyn Strike. Street corner with crowd peering down street; a trolley conductor is partially visible

Background imagePeering Collection: Union Workhouse, Tetbury, Gloucestershire

Union Workhouse, Tetbury, Gloucestershire
The Tetbury Union workhouse, Gloucestershire. Loitering outside are a number of people - some small children, several labourers, and an older man with a stick

Background imagePeering Collection: Feather Seller - Turkey

Feather Seller - Turkey
A door-to-door itinerant feather seller in Constantinople, Turkey. He also carries a bunch of grapes on his head!

Background imagePeering Collection: Joanna Southcotts pregnancy with Shiloh

Joanna Southcotts pregnancy with Shiloh
Colour illustration/cartoon, " A medical inspection, or miracles will never cease" by Thomas Tegg concerning Joanna Southcotts pregnancy with Shiloh, 8 September 1814. HPG/8/2/1 i)"

Background imagePeering Collection: Conan Doyle as Sherlock Holmes

Conan Doyle as Sherlock Holmes
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the guise of his most famous creation, Sherlock Holmes

Background imagePeering Collection: Slum Basement Window

Slum Basement Window
Two poor children peering through the bars of a slum basement, Limehouse, East End of London

Background imagePeering Collection: Fairy Stories for Tiny Folk back cover

Fairy Stories for Tiny Folk back cover
A bold, colourful yet charming scene showing an elf-like figure peering from behind trees and beckoning to a rabbit

Background imagePeering Collection: Group Looking over Wall

Group Looking over Wall
A group of young hikers have seen something intriguing and are lined up, peering over a wall at something obviously very interesting

Background imagePeering Collection: Cmas Card / May we Come In

Cmas Card / May we Come In
Three children peering round a door - " may we come in " Date: circa 1880


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