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Background imagePile Collection: WWI - Battle of Champagne - Spent shell casings

WWI - Battle of Champagne - Spent shell casings
WWI - Spent shell cases from just one battery after the first day of the Battle of Champagne (25th-30th September 1915) Date: 1915

Background imagePile Collection: Old Uk Money 1969

Old Uk Money 1969
A pile of " old" United Kindom currency, including pound notes shillings and copper coins before Decimalisation occurred on 15 February 1971

Background imagePile Collection: Two young men sorting through a pile of scrap metal

Two young men sorting through a pile of scrap metal
Two young men, one in a top hat, the other in a bowler hat, sorting through a rather unpromising pile of scrap metal in a junk yard

Background imagePile Collection: London - Billingsgate Fish Market - Standing amid the catch

London - Billingsgate Fish Market - Standing amid the catch
Oh My Cod! London - Billingsgate Fish Market - Standing amid the catch. Date: circa 1908

Background imagePile Collection: Envelopes 1940S

Envelopes 1940S
A pile of envelopes, all to addresses in Scotland, and all something to do with timber and forestry

Background imagePile Collection: Electricity / Voltaic Pile

Electricity / Voltaic Pile
VOLTAIC PILE The first workable device for generating a consistent flow of electricity, invented in 1799 by Alessandro Volta

Background imagePile Collection: Southern Railway Ratcatcher

Southern Railway Ratcatcher
Official Rat catcher for Southern Railway with Terriers and quarry. Date: 1924

Background imagePile Collection: Pile of old cars in a junk yard

Pile of old cars in a junk yard
A pile of old cars in a junk yard, with an appropriate road sign pointing upwards: One Way Street

Background imagePile Collection: The Hay crop from Suttons Grass Seeds

The Hay crop from Suttons Grass Seeds
A promotional postcard for Suttons Seeds, Reading - showing women harvesting the hay crop, grown from Suttons Grass seeds

Background imagePile Collection: The Scotsman who had his moneys worth

The Scotsman who had his moneys worth
Humorous illustration by H. M. Bateman showing a rotund and satisfied Scottish man sitting at a restaurant table, having managed to eat everything on the set price lunch menu while a waiter removes a

Background imagePile Collection: Irish Leprechaun, or Fairy Shoemaker

Irish Leprechaun, or Fairy Shoemaker
An Irish Leprechaun, or Fairy Shoemaker, working on a pile of shoes

Background imagePile Collection: Comic postcard, Little girl at the seaside, marooned on a pile of sand

Comic postcard, Little girl at the seaside, marooned on a pile of sand. Date: 20th century

Background imagePile Collection: Soho, London - 26 Frith Street W1

Soho, London - 26 Frith Street W1 - Oxford Express Dairy (Welsh Dairy). 1973

Background imagePile Collection: Blitz in London -- Union Road, Rotherhithe, WW2

Blitz in London -- Union Road, Rotherhithe, WW2
Blitz in London -- a large unexploded parachute bomb lying on a pile of timber at Union Road, Rotherhithe, SE London. Date: 1940s

Background imagePile Collection: Blitz in London -- Saffron Hill, WW2

Blitz in London -- Saffron Hill, WW2
Blitz in London -- men at work in Saffron Hill, City of London, 26 October 1940. Date: 1940

Background imagePile Collection: Man at work in Harris Tweed mill

Man at work in Harris Tweed mill
Man at work in a Harris Tweed mill. Date: 1920s

Background imagePile Collection: Stacking Turf in Donegal

Stacking Turf in Donegal - a view of three people, one with a turf creel on his back, stacking turf into a large pile in a Donegal bog. (Location: Republic of Ireland: County Donegal)

Background imagePile Collection: British artillery men with shells, WW1

British artillery men with shells, WW1
British gunners posed with a large pile of 18 pr. field-gun shells which, according to The Sphere, " are to pound German trenches level with the earth." Date: 1916

Background imagePile Collection: General view of Nome, Alaska, USA

General view of Nome, Alaska, USA
General aerial view of Nome, Alaska, USA, in winter. Date: circa 1910

Background imagePile Collection: Fig sorting - Djanik Elmassian Fig Factory, Izmir, Turkey

Fig sorting - Djanik Elmassian Fig Factory, Izmir, Turkey
Fig sorting at the Djanik Elmassian Fig Factory and depot at Izmir (Smyrna), Turkey. A very traditional scene in the main fig-producing region in Turkey. Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePile Collection: The croupiers who showed signs of emotion 1927

The croupiers who showed signs of emotion 1927
Croupiers starts to sweat after giving all the casinos money to a lucky winner, who is disappearing under a pile of cash in front of him

Background imagePile Collection: Trigonometry Point

Trigonometry Point
A Trigonometry Point at Buvita in the Belgium Congo, topped off with a broom!

Background imagePile Collection: Papus / Gerard Encausse

Papus / Gerard Encausse
DR GERARD ENCAUSSE French occultist

Background imagePile Collection: Advertisement for City Meat Dog Cakes

Advertisement for City Meat Dog Cakes
An advertisement for Walker Harrison and Garthwaites City Meat Dog Cakes - the genuine and original. A fierce British bulldog stands on top, guarding his food

Background imagePile Collection: Blitz in London -- Redriff Estate, Rotherhithe, WW2

Blitz in London -- Redriff Estate, Rotherhithe, WW2
Blitz in London -- scene of destruction on the Redriff Estate, Rotherhithe, SE London, during the Second World War. Date: 1940s

Background imagePile Collection: Construction of Blackfriars bridge, London

Construction of Blackfriars bridge, London
Builders involved in various tasks atop two huge arches under construction. One of the arches clearly shows the scaffolding required to form such a huge structure. Date: August 1764

Background imagePile Collection: The Best People, by Gray and Hopgood

The Best People, by Gray and Hopgood
The Best People, a comedy by David Gray and Avery P Hopgood. First produced in England at the Grand Theatre, Blackpool, March 1926, and later the same month at the Lyric Theatre, London

Background imagePile Collection: Boy with bicycle wheel, Balham, SW London

Boy with bicycle wheel, Balham, SW London
A little boy with a bicycle wheel on a Balham street, SW London. Date: circa 1961

Background imagePile Collection: Stacking Mountain Turf on the Ballycastle Road

Stacking Mountain Turf on the Ballycastle Road - a view of a man and a boy stacking a large pile of turf. (Location: Northern Ireland; County Antrim; Ballycastle). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imagePile Collection: Hereford Industrial School Bakery

Hereford Industrial School Bakery
A pile of loaves fresh from the oven baked by the boys at the Hereford Industrial School, Date: 1899

Background imagePile Collection: BRICKS

BRICKS
Just a pile of bricks. Date: 1960s

Background imagePile Collection: Churchill and family visits anti-flying bomb defences, 1944

Churchill and family visits anti-flying bomb defences, 1944
Mr. Winston Churchill and his youngest daughter Mary Churchill see anti-flying bomb defences. Mrs. Churchill is also present on this six hour tour of gun sites in Southern England

Background imagePile Collection: Paris fashions for November, 1864

Paris fashions for November, 1864
A selection of dresses designed for the winter of 1864. From left, The manteau marchesa made from cloth and velvet, trimmed with a silk border

Background imagePile Collection: Client: Monsanto Textiles - women's pile coat

Client: Monsanto Textiles - women's pile coat - outdoor shoot - date: June 11, 1969 - Model: Wendy Davis Date: 1969

Background imagePile Collection: Client: Monsanto Textiles - Men's Pile coat

Client: Monsanto Textiles - Men's Pile coat - shoot date: June 11, 1969 Date: 1969

Background imagePile Collection: Frogmore House, Windsor

Frogmore House, Windsor, bequeathed by Queen Charlotte to Princess Augusta. Handcoloured copperplate engraving after an illustration by John Gendall from Rudolph Ackermanns Repository of Arts

Background imagePile Collection: Village Scene - Ivory Coast - 1940s

Village Scene - Ivory Coast - 1940s - French West Africa was a federation of eight French colonial territories in Africa: Mauritania, Senegal, French Sudan, French Guinea, Ivory Coast, Upper Volta

Background imagePile Collection: Comic postcard, Little girl with her dog and doll, sitting on a large pile of luggage

Comic postcard, Little girl with her dog and doll, sitting on a large pile of luggage
humorous, fun, funny, comic, card, postcard, british, child, children, little, girl, girls, sitting, smiling, seaside, holiday, holidays, summer, enjoyment, red, dress, dog, doll, cage, birdcage

Background imagePile Collection: Straw hats return to favour in 1930 - factory in Luton

Straw hats return to favour in 1930 - factory in Luton
Straw hats return to favour! Luton, the centre of the straw hat industry had suffered from lean years since 1914; khaki was the wear of choice until 1918

Background imagePile Collection: The ornate and beautiful Tower in the grounds of the Chateau Mennechet at Chiry-Ourscamp

The ornate and beautiful Tower in the grounds of the Chateau Mennechet at Chiry-Ourscamp, Oise, Hauts-de-France, France - destroyed by German forces in 1915 during WW1. Date: 1915

Background imagePile Collection: Men at work with paving stones and bricks near docks, UK

Men at work with paving stones and bricks near docks, UK
Men at work in a storage area, surrounded by piles of paving stones and bricks near docks, somewhere in the UK. Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePile Collection: Bales of cotton, ready for shipment - USA

Bales of cotton, ready for shipment - USA. Date: circa 1911

Background imagePile Collection: Petty Officer Evans, at the Antarctic

Petty Officer Evans, at the Antarctic

Background imagePile Collection: Old Clothes! any Old Clothes! London Street Cries

Old Clothes! any Old Clothes! London Street Cries

Background imagePile Collection: Loaves were brought from all the bakers, by Muriel Baines

Loaves were brought from all the bakers, by Muriel Baines
Illustration, Loaves were brought from all the bakers, by Muriel Baines Date: 20th century

Background imagePile Collection: Hammersmith Rug

Hammersmith Rug
A photograph of a hand-knotted Hammersmith rug with fringe, woollen pile on cotton warp. The rug was designed by William Morris, with a border of peonies, with Chinese influence. Date: circa 1880s

Background imagePile Collection: Ottoman Empire. Turkish books

Ottoman Empire. Turkish books. Engraving by Lemaitre. Historia de Turquia by Joseph Marie Jouannin (1783-1844) and Jules Van Gaver, 1840

Background imagePile Collection: Bovril On Top

Bovril On Top
This painting is a promotional image for Bovril, it portrays a young woman having been shopping, carrying a basket containing a plethora of goods, but standing out on top of the pile



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