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Background imagePick Collection: The Cowslip Field by Muriel Dawson

The Cowslip Field by Muriel Dawson -- a little child bends down to pick flowers. Date: 1943

Background imagePick Collection: 1922 British Mt Everest Expedition - Norton and Mallory

1922 British Mt Everest Expedition - Norton and Mallory
1922 British Mount Everest Expedition - Major Edward " Teddy" F. Norton (1884-1954) and George Herbert Leigh Mallory (1886-1924) at nearly 27, 000 feet. Date: 1922

Background imagePick Collection: Miners working at the coalface, South Wales

Miners working at the coalface, South Wales
Two miners, stripped to the waist, working at the coalface in a coal seam in South Wales

Background imagePick Collection: Hop Picking in Kent - Boughton District

Hop Picking in Kent - Boughton District Date: 1907

Background imagePick Collection: Picking coal from waste tip during 1921 strike, South Wales

Picking coal from waste tip during 1921 strike, South Wales
Three men picking coal from a local colliery waste tip during the 1921 strike, South Wales

Background imagePick Collection: At the Coal Face / 1869

At the Coal Face / 1869
Two men mining for coal

Background imagePick Collection: Miner working in a coal seam, South Wales

Miner working in a coal seam, South Wales
A miner, stripped to the waist, with a pick resting across his shoulder and a lamp in his hand, in a coal seam in South Wales

Background imagePick Collection: Douglas Dakota picking up a glider, Normandy; Second World W

Douglas Dakota picking up a glider, Normandy; Second World W
Illustration showing a Douglas Dakota, C-47 Skytrain, swooping down with a hook trailing to pick up a Waco glider, Normandy, France, 1944

Background imagePick Collection: Rasselas and Imlac digging a tunnel

Rasselas and Imlac digging a tunnel
Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia, together with his companion, the wise man Imlac, digging a tunnel in order to escape the Happy Valley and see what life is like beyond it

Background imagePick Collection: Girls Pick Wild Flowers

Girls Pick Wild Flowers
Two girls in a meadow, picking wild flowers

Background imagePick Collection: Pick an English Apple

Pick an English Apple ! the greengrocers customers are urged to buy English fruit, rejecting imported stuff

Background imagePick Collection: Fair Day at Castlewellan, The Pick of the Bunch

Fair Day at Castlewellan, The Pick of the Bunch - a view of the fair day with people and carts under a large tree, with two pigs, in the town. (Location: Northern Ireland: County Down: Castlewellan)

Background imagePick Collection: SNCF poster, Chamonix, France

SNCF poster, Chamonix, France, in summer and winter, offering golf, hockey, mountaineering, skiing and tennis. Date: circa 1948

Background imagePick Collection: Fairies Pick Apples

Fairies Pick Apples
Fairies and elves pick apples

Background imagePick Collection: A group of people hop picking in Kent

A group of people hop picking in Kent. Date: circa 1910

Background imagePick Collection: People from Stepney, East London, hop picking in Kent

People from Stepney, East London, hop picking in Kent. They were assisted by their local vicar, Reverend R Wilson (seen here in the centre) of St. Augustine s, Stepney. circa 1911

Background imagePick Collection: Fossil trees in coal mine

Fossil trees in coal mine
Fossilised trees and plants found in a coal mine. Date: C.1870

Background imagePick Collection: At the Coal Face / 1842

At the Coal Face / 1842
By the light of a Davy safety lamp, two miners work at the coal face

Background imagePick Collection: Dogs Love Chocolate

Dogs Love Chocolate
Punch has been trained by his owner to carry messages and pick up litter. Here he tries to use the chocolate dispenser

Background imagePick Collection: Advert, Hardys High-Class Tools, Sheffield

Advert, Hardys High-Class Tools, Sheffield Date: 1906

Background imagePick Collection: Woman in a crinoline dress on a greetings card

Woman in a crinoline dress on a greetings card
Woman in a crinoline dress in a garden on a greetings card, with verse below. Date: early 20th century

Background imagePick Collection: Brazil Wood, Swithland, Leicestershire

Brazil Wood, Swithland, Leicestershire
Sketch of quarrying (probably granite) at Brazil Wood, Swithland, Leicestershire, by Reverend Baden Powell (1796-1860), father of Robert Baden Powell. 1859

Background imagePick Collection: Women picking daffodils in Art Deco style

Women picking daffodils in Art Deco style. 1936

Background imagePick Collection: Italian Miner - Mineo, Sicily

Italian Miner - Mineo, Sicily. It is likely he was employed to mine the local calcareous ashlars, used to build many of Mineos public buildings

Background imagePick Collection: Making a posy of summer blooms

Making a posy of summer blooms
A mother and daughter make a posy of summer blooms in a meadow. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imagePick Collection: Kronheim / Giraffe

Kronheim / Giraffe
A giraffe uses its dextrous tongue to pick off the leaves from a very tall tree

Background imagePick Collection: Society & Shop Girls

Society & Shop Girls
Two elegant, society ladies are attended to by a shop girl who sees to their every whim. Several pairs of discarded shoes lie about the floor for the assistant to pick up later

Background imagePick Collection: Canadian-Vickers Canso A G-PBYA 'Miss Pick Up'

Canadian-Vickers Canso A G-PBYA 'Miss Pick Up', (MSN CV2830), painted as Canadian-Vickers OA-10A Catalina 44-33915 (MSN CV402). Owned and operated by Plane Sailing Air Displays. Date: circa 2000

Background imagePick Collection: HMS Wakeful - W-Class Destroyer

HMS Wakeful - W-Class Destroyer Date: 1939

Background imagePick Collection: Hardy Patent Pick Co. mining tools 1890s

Hardy Patent Pick Co. mining tools 1890s
Selection of solid steel mining hand tools made by Hardy Patent Pick Co, in Sheffield. Date: 1890s

Background imagePick Collection: Hardy Patent Pick Co. patent hand boring machine 1890s

Hardy Patent Pick Co. patent hand boring machine 1890s
Patent hand boring machine, for rock and coal, produced by Hardy Patent Pick Co, works in Sheffield. Date: 1890s

Background imagePick Collection: Alfred Gee, one-man coal mine, Cheshire - 2

Alfred Gee, one-man coal mine, Cheshire - 2
Alfred Gee working his one-man coal drift mine in Cheshire, England. Mr Gee did not wear a miners helmet, and used a carbide (acetylene) lamp in the mine Date: 1971

Background imagePick Collection: Alfred Gee, one-man coal mine, Cheshire - 1

Alfred Gee, one-man coal mine, Cheshire - 1
Alfred Gee working his one-man coal drift mine in Cheshire, England. Mr Gee did not wear a miners helmet, and used a carbide (acetylene) lamp in the mine Date: 1971

Background imagePick Collection: Miner at work within the Great Harwood Colliery

Miner at work within the Great Harwood Colliery - digging our Cock Bridge House Coal " so much esteemed for us in Farm

Background imagePick Collection: The Hardy Simplex road drill, Hardy Patent Pick

The Hardy Simplex road drill, Hardy Patent Pick Company, Sheffield

Background imagePick Collection: The Hardy Simplex, early 1900s

The Hardy Simplex, early 1900s

Background imagePick Collection: Steam train picking up mail bag, early 1900s

Steam train picking up mail bag, early 1900s

Background imagePick Collection: Railway mail bag pick up

Railway mail bag pick up

Background imagePick Collection: WW2 - R. A. F. Air Gunnery Training

WW2 - R. A. F. Air Gunnery Training
A photograph which shows some British WW2 Royal Air Force men in air gunnery training, the instructor releases clays for the gunner to pick them off from inside the turret. Date: circa 1940s

Background imagePick Collection: The Suitor

The Suitor
An illustration of a gentleman looking confidently casual as he speaks with a woman leaning forwards to pick up a bucket from the well. Date: circa 1901

Background imagePick Collection: Robert Scarlett, Sexton

Robert Scarlett, Sexton
Robert Scarlett, also known as Old Scarlett, the Sexton, who died in 1591 aged 98 Date: 16th century

Background imagePick Collection: Illustration, Gravediggers scene, Hamlet

Illustration, Gravediggers scene, Hamlet
Illustration to the Gravediggers scene in Shakespeare's play, Hamlet (Act. V, Scene I)

Background imagePick Collection: Henry V

Henry V - after the battle. 1862

Background imagePick Collection: Rotherhithe Road Tunnel - Burrowing Under the River Thames

Rotherhithe Road Tunnel - Burrowing Under the River Thames
Men working in dark conditions, topless due to the temperature in the eighties. Excavating the clay soil at the rate of about five feet per day

Background imagePick Collection: POSTCARD WITH TANK

POSTCARD WITH TANK
The purveyors of romantic postcards were quick to pick up the theme of the tank, though the juxtaposition of love and death may seem in somewhat dubious taste Date: circa 1917

Background imagePick Collection: Cremation Calcutta Death Regional India 1859

Cremation Calcutta Death Regional India 1859
cremation, calcutta, death, regional, india, 1859, dead, indians, cremated, birds, wait, pick, left, overs, history, historical, 10061812

Background imagePick Collection: Boeing VB-17G Flying Fortress N207EV Shady Lady

Boeing VB-17G Flying Fortress N207EV Shady Lady (msn 32426, ex N809Z, ex 44-83785). This aircraft, registered as N809Z was operated by the CIA to drop scientists / agent on an abandoned Soviet

Background imagePick Collection: Canadian Vickers PBV-1A Canso A G-PBYA

Canadian Vickers PBV-1A Canso A G-PBYA Miss Pick Up (msn CV-283), seen flying in the colours of Canadian Vickers OA-10A Catalina 44-33915



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