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Background imagePerform Collection: Tightrope Cycling Act

Tightrope Cycling Act
A German husband and wife team perform a dramatic tightrope cycling act

Background imagePerform Collection: Street Accordionists

Street Accordionists
Selected from the ranks of Londons street artists, these musicians perform on the kerb for a BBC broadcast

Background imagePerform Collection: Music cover for Two Marionettes Polka

Music cover for Two Marionettes Polka, composed by May Ostlere. Two puppets (without strings!) are depicted dancing on a small stage, framed by red and gold curtains

Background imagePerform Collection: Bulgarian Peasants Dance

Bulgarian Peasants Dance
Bulgarian peasants perform a traditional dance before village elders and interested tourists

Background imagePerform Collection: Persian Musicians

Persian Musicians
A group of Persian musicians play on a variety of instruments. Below dancing girls perform to the music

Background imagePerform Collection: Tower Circus / Blackpool

Tower Circus / Blackpool
Two girls perform tricks while riding a white horse. A clown holds a hoop with a paper surface which one of them has just leapt through

Background imagePerform Collection: FLAMENCO

FLAMENCO
Flamenco dancers, singers & guitar perform outside

Background imagePerform Collection: Paris Masons, 1740

Paris Masons, 1740
Freemasons in a Masonic Lodge in Paris perform a ritual. A symbol covered banner is laid on the floor while a blindfolded man, an arm & shoulder bared, is led forth

Background imagePerform Collection: French Street Conjuror

French Street Conjuror
A French street magician with his trestle table set up ready to perform the cup and ball trick and con some punters out of their money Date: circa 1805

Background imagePerform Collection: Haydn Performs, Hungary

Haydn Performs, Hungary
Hayden and companions perform a string quartet at the Esterhazy home, Hungary Date: 1732 - 1809

Background imagePerform Collection: BAe Systems Hawks RAF Red Arrows Cosford 1982

BAe Systems Hawks RAF Red Arrows Cosford 1982
RAFAT RAF Red Arrows BAe Systems Hawks perform the vixen break at Cosford in April 1982 Date: 1982

Background imagePerform Collection: Complaint by Workhouse Master at Chipping Norton, Oxfordshir

Complaint by Workhouse Master at Chipping Norton, Oxfordshir
A formal complaint by Richard Brown, master of the Chipping Norton workhouse, against casual ward inmate Charles King who had refused to perform the work demanded of him. Date: 1904

Background imagePerform Collection: Morris Dance / Musto

Morris Dance / Musto
MORRIS DANCING: Thaxted, Essex. Villagers gather outside the church on a sunny day to watch a morris dancing team perform to the strains of an accordian

Background imagePerform Collection: LCC-LFB Brigade marching band at the Annual Review

LCC-LFB Brigade marching band at the Annual Review
The Fire Brigade Band performing at the 1929 Annual Review in Victoria Park, East London. Formed after the First World War

Background imagePerform Collection: Mediumship / Satirical

Mediumship / Satirical
THE PLEASURES OF HAT-MOVING To perform this scientific experiment, the experimenters must touch hands for 20 minutes or so

Background imagePerform Collection: Gloster Meteor T7s perform aerobatics

Gloster Meteor T7s perform aerobatics

Background imagePerform Collection: 12th Night / 1864 Perform

12th Night / 1864 Perform
Performed in the course of the 1864 Shakespeare Festival at Stratford-on-Avon

Background imagePerform Collection: Farandole at Aix

Farandole at Aix
LA FARANDOLE The people of Aix-en-Provence perform their traditional dance

Background imagePerform Collection: Lady Dance with Dog

Lady Dance with Dog
A lady and her borzoi perform a pas de deux

Background imagePerform Collection: Flotow Martha Quartet

Flotow Martha Quartet
The delightful spinning quartet from Act Two, as the two posh ladies, disguised as country girls, reveal their inability to perform mundane household tasks

Background imagePerform Collection: Trombonist 1890S Photo

Trombonist 1890S Photo
Who is this unnamed trombonist of Bristol, posing so glumly with his instrument ? Did he perform at parties ? If so, he was doubtless the life and soul of the evening

Background imagePerform Collection: WW2, Change Of Pilots

WW2, Change Of Pilots
A wartime illustration which shows a high octane scene in which two biplanes perform a death defying manouvre, with a man hanging from a wing. Date: circa 1940s

Background imagePerform Collection: Les Coulisses d'Une Feerie

Les Coulisses d'Une Feerie
This illustration depicts a scene in which young ladies are gathered, wearing colourful short dresses, with fairy wings and antennae, ready to perform in the Ballet of the Insects. Date: circa 1901

Background imagePerform Collection: Performance of Romeo and Juliet, Colombo, Ceylon

Performance of Romeo and Juliet, Colombo, Ceylon
Depictions of a performance of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet by the Singhalese in Colombo, Ceylon (modern day Sri Lanka)

Background imagePerform Collection: Prince Henry and Waldemar of Prussia

Prince Henry and Waldemar of Prussia
Prince Waldemar of Prussia (1889-1945) with his father, Prince Heinrich (Henry) of Prussia (1862-1929) at Balmoral in the 1890s. Waldemar was the eldest son of Henry and Princess Irene of Hesse

Background imagePerform Collection: Ethel Beenham, Harry Price's secretary, demonstrates how a skilful medium can perform any number

Ethel Beenham, Harry Price's secretary, demonstrates how a skilful medium can perform any number of psychic phenomena even though her hands and feet are tied. Date: 1930s ?

Background imagePerform Collection: SERVICE RESPIRATOR/WWII

SERVICE RESPIRATOR/WWII
Service respirator: used by members of the Civil Air Raid precautions services, who may have strenuous duties to perform in heavy gas concentrations Date: WWII

Background imagePerform Collection: RECOGNITION AT AUTOPSY

RECOGNITION AT AUTOPSY
A surgeon about to perform an autopsy recognises the dead woman lying on the table Date: 1899

Background imagePerform Collection: AN EARL IS BORN, 1382

AN EARL IS BORN, 1382
The birth of Richard Beauchamp (1382-1439), earl of Warwick, in the manor of Salwarp in the County of Worcester (England) - doctor and servants perform their various tasks Date: 28 January 1382

Background imagePerform Collection: Entertainers perform for Margate holidaymakers, Kent

Entertainers perform for Margate holidaymakers, Kent
Harry Golds Margate Entertainers perform for holidaymakers on Margate sands in Kent. Date: circa 1930s

Background imagePerform Collection: Muezzin in a minaret performing the call to prayer

Muezzin in a minaret performing the call to prayer
Muezzin in a minaret of a mosque performing the call to prayer or adhan. Muezzin pubblico. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Nasi after Giulio Ferrario in his Costumes Ancient

Background imagePerform Collection: Cartoon, Little birds who can sing

Cartoon, Little birds who can sing and don t sing must not be surprised if they have to pay fifty pounds sometimes. John Sims Reeves (1821-1900), operatic, oratorio and ballad singer

Background imagePerform Collection: Decorative plate from Saint-Amand, Normandy, France

Decorative plate from Saint-Amand, Normandy, France, 18th century. A man teaching a dog to perform tricks. Hand-finished chromolithograph from Ris Paquots General History of Ancient French

Background imagePerform Collection: Girls Industrial School - Swimming

Girls Industrial School - Swimming
Girls at an unidentified Industrial School perform an exercise or dance in pairs holding a stick. Date: circa 1924

Background imagePerform Collection: Girls Industrial School - Dance Exercise

Girls Industrial School - Dance Exercise
Girls at an unidentified Industrial School perform an exercise or dance in pairs holding a stick. Date: circa 1924

Background imagePerform Collection: The benediction of Maximilians Body at Capuchin Church

The benediction of Maximilians Body at Capuchin Church
Various nobles stand in attendance as the bishops perform the benediction on the body of Emperor Maximilian, at the Capuchin Church in Vienna

Background imagePerform Collection: During the winter festivals in Europe paraded the streets

During the winter festivals in Europe paraded the streets and entered houses to dance or play dice in silence. Date: 13th - 16th century

Background imagePerform Collection: STAGE MAGICIAN

STAGE MAGICIAN
A stage magician about to perform a trick with a top hat and magic wand Date: circa 1915

Background imagePerform Collection: ETHIOPIAN SERENADERS

ETHIOPIAN SERENADERS, dressed as American darkies, perform in the streets of London with banjo, violin, tambourine and castanets. Date: circa 1860

Background imagePerform Collection: COUNTRY DANCING C18TH

COUNTRY DANCING C18TH
Two couples perform astar or hands across movement within a country dance at an English country fair. Date: late 18th Century

Background imagePerform Collection: BURMESE MUSICIANS 1861

BURMESE MUSICIANS 1861
An elaborately equipped sextet perform at a funeral at Rangoon : most of their instruments are percussion, two sets being housed in playpen-like rings. Date: 1861

Background imagePerform Collection: FASHIONABLE BALL, FRANCE

FASHIONABLE BALL, FRANCE
A private dance in the Chausee dAntin, Paris : four dancers perform the Queue du chat (Cats tail) Date: circa 1821

Background imagePerform Collection: Cartoon, The Real Cap of Liberty

Cartoon, The Real Cap of Liberty. British Lion: What can THAT cap promise, that my CROWN doesnt perform? Eh, Stoopid? Date: December 1871

Background imagePerform Collection: Haydn Performs, Hungary

Haydn Performs, Hungary
Haydn and companions perform a string quartet at the Esterhazy home, Hungary Date: circa 1780

Background imagePerform Collection: The Christmas Waits 1848

The Christmas Waits 1848
Town waits, playing their musical instruments while people are standing around listening. From medieval times up to the early 19th century

Background imagePerform Collection: MAGIC CATS OF CHINA

MAGIC CATS OF CHINA
These magical spirit-cats perform the vital function of keeping away the rats which would otherwise devour the silkworms : the flowers also keep the worms healthy

Background imagePerform Collection: BELLEROPHON & CHIMERA BELLEROPHON & CHIMERA

BELLEROPHON & CHIMERA BELLEROPHON & CHIMERA
One of the tasks he has to perform for Iobates, king of Lycia, is to slay the CHIMERA, which he does with the aid of the winged horse PEGASUS

Background imagePerform Collection: Guildes at Crystal Palace 1854

Guildes at Crystal Palace 1854
A military band perform in the Crystal Palace before a large crowd. Date: 1854



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