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Background imagePetit Collection: Manneken Pis Postcard Album - A Duel

Manneken Pis Postcard Album - A Duel
A duel - three street urchins help their friend to mimic the statue! Manneken Pis (Dutch for little pee man ), also known in French as the petit Julien, is a very famous Brussels landmark

Background imagePetit Collection: Manneken Pis Postcard Album - Nun and Children

Manneken Pis Postcard Album - Nun and Children
Embarrased nun: " Look to the left my children". The nun leads a group of schoolgirls (one snubbing her nose), holding an umbrella to shield their innocent eyes from the little boy statue

Background imagePetit Collection: Gunners in sheepskin coats, Bazentin, France, WW1

Gunners in sheepskin coats, Bazentin, France, WW1
Gunners wearing sheepskin coats at Bazentin-le-Petit, northern France, during the First World War. They are sitting on a stack of artillery shells. Date: November 1916

Background imagePetit Collection: Square du Petit Sablon, Brussels, Belgium

Square du Petit Sablon, Brussels, Belgium
Aerial view of the Square du Petit Sablon, Brussels, Belgium, a public garden noted for its statues of representatives from traditional professions. Date: circa 1900

Background imagePetit Collection: Peary and Cook dispute over the North Pole

Peary and Cook dispute over the North Pole
Robert Peary and Frederick Cook dispute over who reached the North Pole first -- but the real question is whether either of them got there at all

Background imagePetit Collection: The Flower Market - Nice, France

The Flower Market - Nice, France (see: 10438642). Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePetit Collection: Antoinette Shepherdess

Antoinette Shepherdess
MARIE ANTOINETTE depicted at the Petit Trianon, Versailles, playing at being a shepherdess

Background imagePetit Collection: Guinea baboon, Papio papio

Guinea baboon, Papio papio. Petit papion. Copperplate engraving by Baron after an illustration by Jacques de Seve from Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffons Histoire Naturelle, Imprimerie Royale

Background imagePetit Collection: Paderewski / Petit J 1919

Paderewski / Petit J 1919
IGNACY JAN PADEREWSKI Polish pianist, composer and statesman

Background imagePetit Collection: Tawfiq Pasha / Petit Journ

Tawfiq Pasha / Petit Journ
MUHAMMED TAWFIQ PASHA Khedive of Egypt (1879-92) Date: 1852 - 1892

Background imagePetit Collection: Petit Trianon C. 1805

Petit Trianon C. 1805
Chateau Du Petit Trianon

Background imagePetit Collection: Le Petit Journal, French daily newspaper with weekly illustrated colour supplement

Le Petit Journal, French daily newspaper with weekly illustrated colour supplement - newspaper boy. Date: early 20th century

Background imagePetit Collection: Woman in harlequin costume and mask for a fancy dress ball

Woman in harlequin costume and mask for a fancy dress ball. Arlequine. Handcoloured pochoir (stencil) etching after an illustration by Fabius (Alberto Fabio Lorenzi)

Background imagePetit Collection: Shopgirls playing the game of a little bird told me

Shopgirls playing the game of a little bird told me
A mistress of a clothes shop and her staff playing a game of a little bird told me. The women wear bonnets, aprons, and black dresses

Background imagePetit Collection: Adrien Joly and Petit Veldeman in La Biche au Bois, 1845

Adrien Joly and Petit Veldeman in La Biche au Bois, 1845
Adrien Joly as a demon and Petit Veldeman as Coureur in the Cogniard brothers La Biche au Bois, Theatre de la Porte St. Martin, 1845

Background imagePetit Collection: Australian aborigines with body painting and scarification

Australian aborigines with body painting and scarification. Woman Worogan from Sydney area, man with body painting Y-Erran-Gou-La-Ga, and head of man with moustache

Background imagePetit Collection: Advert for La Petit Chaumiere, 2 Rue Berthe, Montmartre, Paris, 1920s

Advert for La Petit Chaumiere, 2 Rue Berthe, Montmartre, Paris, 1920s. One of the celebrated gay haunts of Paris. Date: 1920s

Background imagePetit Collection: Spa, Belgium - Le Salon de Conversation

Spa, Belgium - Le Salon de Conversation. Date: circa 1905

Background imagePetit Collection: Le Petit Palais, Paris, France, early 1900s

Le Petit Palais, Paris, France, early 1900s Date: circa 1900s

Background imagePetit Collection: Petit Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands

Petit Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands - Painted by artist Charles Howard for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J

Background imagePetit Collection: Un Petit Pierrot Dans Son Nid

Un Petit Pierrot Dans Son Nid
This sketch shows a small child placed in a nest, on the branch of a tree, he represents the pantomime stock character, Pierrot the clown. Date: circa 1901

Background imagePetit Collection: Frank partridge Advertisement

Frank partridge Advertisement
An illustrated advertisement for Frank Partridge, promoting a choice selection of old English furniture, including a couple of mahogany pole screens with banners in fine petit point needlework

Background imagePetit Collection: Robin DR. 300-140 Petit Prince G-AZJN

Robin DR. 300-140 Petit Prince G-AZJN
Robin DR.300/140 Petit Prince G-AZJN (msn 642), at Biggin Hill in March 1972 Date: 1972

Background imagePetit Collection: Spanish Civil War. Musical score of the song

Spanish Civil War. Musical score of the song El mes petit de tots (The youngest one) by Emili Vendrell. Drawing by Lola Anglada

Background imagePetit Collection: French girl bursts through Le Petit Parisien

French girl bursts through Le Petit Parisien
A pretty French model bursts through the front page of Le Petit Parisien illustrated newspaper. Date: 1910s

Background imagePetit Collection: Russian-style wall hanging, circa 1900

Russian-style wall hanging, circa 1900. Canvas lambrequin and curtains, silk window screen, armchair. Planche 20. Croisee Russe. Lambrequin toile ou serge, ton creme, applications de laine

Background imagePetit Collection: Military Staff and Aides-de-Camp in Queen Victoria s

Military Staff and Aides-de-Camp in Queen Victoria s
Military Staff and Aides-de-Camp in Queen Victorias coronation parade. Equerry of the Crown Stable, Sir George Augustus Quentin, Queens Gentleman Rider, Deputy Adjutant General

Background imagePetit Collection: Woman in panier dress in coffee-coloured satin

Woman in panier dress in coffee-coloured satin with pet dog. Robe a panier en satin cafe. Handcoloured pochoir (stencil) etching after an illustration by Xavier Gose from Tommaso Antonginis Journal

Background imagePetit Collection: Woman in beach dress of blue foulard, red suede hat

Woman in beach dress of blue foulard, red suede hat
Woman in beach dress of foulard decorated with large dots, red suede hat. Robe de plage en foulard garni de tussor gros grain, chapeau en suede rouge

Background imagePetit Collection: Woman in striped linen dress with short velvet coat

Woman in striped linen dress with short velvet coat. Petit manteau de velours, robe de linon. Handcoloured pochoir (stencil)

Background imagePetit Collection: Old men playing petit palet or shove ha penny

Old men playing petit palet or shove ha penny in a park, 18th century. Lithograph from Henry Rene Allemagnes Sports and Games of Skill (Sports et Jeux d Adresse), Librairie Hachette, Paris, 1903

Background imagePetit Collection: Noru Gal Derri, Aborigine warrior, Australia

Noru Gal Derri, Aborigine warrior, Australia
Noru Gal Derri, Aborigine warrior with spear and shield, Australia. From an illustration by Nicolas Martin Petit. Lithograph by Karl Joseph Brodtmann from Heinrich Rudolf Schinzs Illustrated Natural

Background imagePetit Collection: Natives of Tasmania (Van Diemens Land)

Natives of Tasmania (Van Diemens Land)
Natives of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land. Grou Agara, man with scarification on his chest and animal-skin cape, and Arra-Maida, woman with child on her back in kangaroo papoose

Background imagePetit Collection: Australian aborigines of the Malay race

Australian aborigines of the Malay race. Mour-Re-Mour-Ga, man in turban, Y-Erran-Gou-La-Ga, man with face painting, and Ou-Re-Kine, woman in bandana (after Nicolas-Martin Petit)

Background imagePetit Collection: Fritillary butterflies

Fritillary butterflies
Queen of Spain fritillary, Issoria lathonia 1, dark green fritillary, Argynnis aglaja 2 and silver-washed fritillary, Argynnis paphia 3

Background imagePetit Collection: Broom species, Genista species

Broom species, Genista species. Genestra and Genet petit. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imagePetit Collection: Little blue penguin, Eudyptula minor

Little blue penguin, Eudyptula minor, and tufted puffin, Fratercula cirrhata. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Rene Primevere Lessons Complements de Buffon, Pourrat Freres, Paris, 1838

Background imagePetit Collection: Brazilian bearded monkey species and crested

Brazilian bearded monkey species and crested porcupine, Hystrix cristata. Le petit marmot siflant du Bresil, Cercopithecus barbatus, un porc epic d Afrique)

Background imagePetit Collection: King bird-of-paradise, Cicinnurus regius

King bird-of-paradise, Cicinnurus regius, and two Suriname hummingbird species. (Le petit oiseau de Paradis, Paradisea regia, deux colibris de Surinam.) Handcoloured copperplate engraving by S

Background imagePetit Collection: Smoothhand shark, angler fish, burrfish and sawfish bill

Smoothhand shark, angler fish, burrfish and sawfish bill
Common smoothhand, Mustelus mustelus, Vulnerable 1, angler fish, Lophius piscatorius 2, burrfish, Chilomycterus schoepfi 3, and bill of a sawfish, Pristis pectinata, critically endangered 4

Background imagePetit Collection: Green-crowned plovercrest, ruby-throated

Green-crowned plovercrest, ruby-throated
Green-crowned plovercrest, Stephanoxis lalandi, ruby-throated hummingbird, Archilochus colubris, and ruby-topaz hummingbird and nest, Chrysolampis mosquitus

Background imagePetit Collection: 18th century surgical knee pad and dislocation machine

18th century surgical knee pad and dislocation machine
18th century surgical knee pad in place on a leg 1, Jean Louis Petits machine for dislocated joints 2-5. Copperplate engraving by Robert Benard from Denis Diderots Encyclopedia, Pellet, Geneva, 1779

Background imagePetit Collection: Jean Louis Petits machine to compress

Jean Louis Petits machine to compress the femoral artery during amputation of the thigh 1, and bandages 2, aneurysm needle 3 and scissors 4

Background imagePetit Collection: 18th century surgeon Jean Louis Petits screw-type

18th century surgeon Jean Louis Petits screw-type
18th century surgeon Jean Louis Petits screw tourniquet for compressing blood vessels: tourniquet device 1, double band to adjust the tourniquet 2, compress in chamois leather 3 and ball bearing 4

Background imagePetit Collection: Costume of the late 15th century, from a scene of murder

Costume of the late 15th century, from a scene of murder
Costume of the late 15th century from a scene of murder: men in skrimp doublets, padded shoulders, tight sleeves, hats with a single feather and high boots

Background imagePetit Collection: Jean de Saintre defeats Enguerrant in a joust

Jean de Saintre defeats Enguerrant in a joust
French knight Jean de Saintre in helm with thistle crest defeats the Spanish knight Enguerrant in helm with stag crest in a joust from the manuscript Histoire de Petit Jehan de Saintre

Background imagePetit Collection: Lar gibbon or white-handed gibbon, Hylobates lar. Endangered

Lar gibbon or white-handed gibbon, Hylobates lar. Endangered. Petit gibbon. Copperplate engraving by L. Legrand after an illustration by Jacques de Seve from Georges-Louis Leclerc

Background imagePetit Collection: Mountain laurel, Kalmia latifolia

Mountain laurel, Kalmia latifolia
Le petit Kalm. Mountain laurel, Kalmia latifolia. Handcoloured etching from Pierre Joseph Buchoz Collection precieuse et enluminee des fleurs les plus belles et les plus curieuses



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