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Piles Collection

Background imagePiles Collection: Hunstanton beach, Norfolk - 2

Hunstanton beach, Norfolk - 2
A woman walks her two dogs on the deserted beach at Hunstanton, Norfolk Date: 1990

Background imagePiles Collection: Horse-drawn harvester

Horse-drawn harvester
Two shire horses pull a farmer sitting asride an basic harvesting machine. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imagePiles 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 imagePiles 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 imagePiles Collection: Mental Cruelty by H. M. Bateman

Mental Cruelty by H. M. Bateman
A banks customer struggles to control his reactions at seeing piles of money being handled by the staff behind the counter

Background imagePiles Collection: Covent Garden Market

Covent Garden Market
COVENT GARDEN A view of the market setting up early in the morning with piles of crates and sacks lying around. Date: Spring, circa 1930

Background imagePiles Collection: Clamping Turf in a Fermanagh Peat Bog

Clamping Turf in a Fermanagh Peat Bog - a view of a group of workers stacking turf into piles over the peat bog. (Location: Northern Ireland; County Fermanagh). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imagePiles Collection: Greens Motors charabanc outing, Haverfordwest, South Wales

Greens Motors charabanc outing, Haverfordwest, South Wales
A Greens Motors charabanc outing, with five charabancs in total, makes its way through the streets of Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, South Wales

Background imagePiles 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 imagePiles Collection: Playing a piano amid the destruction - The Blitz

Playing a piano amid the destruction - The Blitz
One of the men working on debris clearance in London succeeded in wresting a tune from this battered piano - circa late 1940

Background imagePiles Collection: Gathering Seaweed at Le Hocq, Jersey, Channel Islands

Gathering Seaweed at Le Hocq, Jersey, Channel Islands - the principle growing agent for the famed Jersey Royal Potatoes, although used less these days. Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePiles 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 imagePiles Collection: Damascus, Syria - Ancient Walls (St. Pauls escape)

Damascus, Syria - Ancient Walls (St. Pauls escape)
Damascus, Syria - Ancient Wall - connected (in some way) to the flight of Saint Paul, forced to flee the city under the cover of night after explosive reactions from Jews opposed to his teachings

Background imagePiles Collection: Melon Market, Naples (Napoli), Italy

Melon Market, Naples (Napoli), Italy. Date: 1899

Background imagePiles Collection: Laundry at National Childrens Home, Harpenden, Herts

Laundry at National Childrens Home, Harpenden, Herts
Girls iron and fold clean washing in the laundry at the National Childrens Home, Harpenden, Hertfordshire

Background imagePiles Collection: Ottoman Empire Views (2 / 5)

Ottoman Empire Views (2 / 5)
Cabinet de Toilet in an Arab Bath house

Background imagePiles Collection: The Mills on the River Marne at Meaux, France

The Mills on the River Marne at Meaux, France
The Mills, built on wooden piles on the River Marne at Meaux in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Ile-de-France region in the metropolitan area of Paris, France. Date: circa 1900

Background imagePiles Collection: American Samoa - Pago Pago - production of copra

American Samoa - Pago Pago - production of copra
Pago Pago, Capital of American Samoa - the cultivation of Coconut palms (Cocos nucifera) for the production of copra, the dried flesh of the coconut

Background imagePiles Collection: Richard Sickert and wife in his litter-ary studio

Richard Sickert and wife in his litter-ary studio
Walter Richard Sickert and his wife seen in his studio at Broadstairs, the state of which brings new meaning to the word, untidy. Date: 1938

Background imagePiles 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 imagePiles Collection: The Salt Works, Aden, Yemen

The Salt Works, Aden, Yemen - a line of wagons pulled along railway tracks by a camel circa 1920s

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

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

Background imagePiles Collection: Archangel, Russia - The Surkow & Shergold Timber Deal Yard

Archangel, Russia - The Surkow & Shergold Timber Deal Yard
Arkhangelsk (Archangel), Russia - The Surkow & Shergold Timber Deal Yard. The Shergolds arrived in Russia from Britain in the late 18th century

Background imagePiles 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 imagePiles Collection: Wood for cremations, Benares (Varanasi), India

Wood for cremations, Benares (Varanasi), India
Wood piled up in preparation for cremations at Benares (Varanasi), Uttar Pradesh, India. Date: circa 1890s

Background imagePiles Collection: Sorting through old clothes in Londons East End

Sorting through old clothes in Londons East End
Sorting through old clothes on a stall in a market in Londons East End. Date: circa 1950s

Background imagePiles Collection: WW1 - Attack on London - St. Batholomew the Great

WW1 - Attack on London - St. Batholomew the Great
circa 1910s

Background imagePiles Collection: Rose-combed Dorking cock

Rose-combed Dorking cock, Gallus gallus domesticus, John Martins Champion, cups at Stroud and Newport 1870, Cheltenham Southampton and Crystal Palace 1871, Dublin 1872

Background imagePiles Collection: Putting up flood barricades, Bermondsey, London

Putting up flood barricades, Bermondsey, London
Putting up sandbags as flood barricades in Rotherhithe Street, Bermondsey, London. 1928

Background imagePiles Collection: Base Post Office near fighting lines, WW1

Base Post Office near fighting lines, WW1
A Base Post Office on the Western Front near fighting lines, 31 October 1914, First World War. 1914

Background imagePiles Collection: Postcard booklet, workers cutting sugar cane, USA

Postcard booklet, workers cutting sugar cane, USA
Postcard booklet, workers cutting, shocking and stocking in the sugar cane fields, Dixieland, USA. Date: 1937

Background imagePiles Collection: Postcard booklet, making syrup, Dixieland, USA

Postcard booklet, making syrup, Dixieland, USA
Postcard booklet, making syrup for hot cakes in the open air, Dixieland, USA. Date: 1937

Background imagePiles Collection: In the folding room, busy workers checking, sorting and putting in order the pages

In the folding room, busy workers checking, sorting and putting in order the pages, of the weekly Graphic, before it is sent out to the general public. Date: 1881

Background imagePiles Collection: The Bazaars, Cairo, Egypt

The Bazaars, Cairo, Egypt
circa 1910s

Background imagePiles Collection: Roquefort - Cheese Manufacture - Aveyon - France - The Caves

Roquefort - Cheese Manufacture - Aveyon - France - The Caves. Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePiles Collection: Building a Cofferdam, Thames Embankment Improvements 1866

Building a Cofferdam, Thames Embankment Improvements 1866
Cutting of piles which formed a cofferdam, during the Thames Embankment improvements of 1866. Date: 1866

Background imagePiles Collection: INDIAN CLOTH MERCHANT

INDIAN CLOTH MERCHANT
A white European woman looks carefully through piles of fabrics, brought to her home by a cloth merchant in colonial India. Date: 1930s

Background imagePiles Collection: AUSTRALIAN WOOL SCHOOL

AUSTRALIAN WOOL SCHOOL
The Wool Room at a Technical College in Sydney Australia, where students learn how to shear sheep, etc. Date: early 1930s

Background imagePiles Collection: Westman Islands, Iceland - Puffin Catching. Date: circa 1903

Westman Islands, Iceland - Puffin Catching. Date: circa 1903

Background imagePiles Collection: Hunstanton beach, Norfolk - 1

Hunstanton beach, Norfolk - 1
Two people excercise their dogs on the beach at Hunstanton, Norfolk, England. In the foreground are wooden piles and the picture is taken into the light Date: 1990

Background imagePiles Collection: Bait digging, Lorient, France

Bait digging, Lorient, France
A man digs bait at low tide amidst the rotting wooden piles on a beach near Lorent, Brittany, France. First published The Sunday Times Date: 1988

Background imagePiles Collection: The De-Lousing Establishment at Samsun, Turkey

The De-Lousing Establishment at Samsun, Turkey
The De-Lousing Establishment/Station/Building at Samsun, Turkey Date: 1923

Background imagePiles Collection: Lancaster County Lunatic Asylum - Laundry

Lancaster County Lunatic Asylum - Laundry
Staff stand amongst piles of washing in the laundry at Lancaster County Lunatic Asylum

Background imagePiles Collection: Bomb damaged street during WW2

Bomb damaged street during WW2
A bomb damaged street in Germany during the Second World War, with rubble piled up on either side of the road. Date: circa 1940s

Background imagePiles Collection: East Africa - Eritrea - Massawa - Salt Flats at Gherar

East Africa - Eritrea - Massawa - Salt Flats at Gherar Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePiles Collection: Fitting of Metropolitan Police uniform, south east London

Fitting of Metropolitan Police uniform, south east London
A Metropolitan Police officer is fitted with his uniform at a police clothing store in Lambeth Road, south east London. There are rows of helmets and piles of clothes on counter tops

Background imagePiles Collection: Anti-Suffrage Cartoon Votes for Women

Anti-Suffrage Cartoon Votes for Women
A girl sneaks in to the offices of the militant suffragettes to see piles of newspapers, hammers, whips and stones. All part of the W.S.P.Us arsenal



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