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Pith Collection

Background imagePith Collection: Advertisement for Patersons Camp Coffee

Advertisement for Patersons Camp Coffee, which is claimed to be the best

Background imagePith Collection: Sir Donald Cameron, Governor of Tanganyika

Sir Donald Cameron, Governor of Tanganyika
Sir Donald Charles Cameron (1872-1948), Governor of Tanganyika (now Tanzania), seen here at Kigoma on 8 September 1928. He served as Governor from 1925 to 1931

Background imagePith Collection: Queens Own Corps of Guides

Queens Own Corps of Guides
A British Officer (Captain) of the Queens Own Corps of Guides. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imagePith Collection: Irish soldier in a trench, Mesopotamia, WW1

Irish soldier in a trench, Mesopotamia, WW1
A soldier with the Royal Irish Fusiliers (Faugh-a-Ballagh) in a trench in Mesopotamia (now Iraq), teases a Turkish sniper by raising a pith helmet on his rifle during the First World War

Background imagePith Collection: Polo Team, Delhi 1916

Polo Team, Delhi 1916
A serious-looking British polo team, after winning a trophy, pose with His Excellency the Governor, who presumably has just presented the awards

Background imagePith Collection: British Troops Gallipoli

British Troops Gallipoli
British troops advance on mass up the cliffs at Gallipoli off the Dardanelles straits. " Short of ammunition but still they press on, the true bulldog rush of our troops"

Background imagePith Collection: The pier at Entebbe, Uganda - Lake Victoria

The pier at Entebbe, Uganda - Lake Victoria
The pier at Entebbe, Uganda on the shore of Lake Victoria with the steam ferryboats Clement Hill (on left) which was in service between 1906-36 and either the Winifred or Sybil (on the right)

Background imagePith Collection: Lord Kitchener

Lord Kitchener
Lord Horatio Kitchener, 1st Earl of Khartoum (1850 - 1916), military leader and statesman, pictured in uniform on the front cover of The Tatler

Background imagePith Collection: Colonialism / Lord Curzon

Colonialism / Lord Curzon
GEORGE NATHANIEL, MARQUESS Lord Curzon of Kedleston with the Maharaja of Rewa and Captain Wigram " in the jungle with his bag of tigers"

Background imagePith Collection: Edward VIII in Nepal

Edward VIII in Nepal
EDWARD VIII As Prince of Wales, travelling by elephant in Nepal

Background imagePith Collection: Africa / Sudan Wars

Africa / Sudan Wars
The Seaforth Highlanders storming the Zareba at the Battle of Atbara

Background imagePith Collection: Wartime poster, The British Colonial Empire (Ceylon)

Wartime poster, The British Colonial Empire (Ceylon)
Wartime poster, The British Colonial Empire, featuring a member of the Ceylon Garrison Artillery, with the Ceylon badge below, and the names of all the colonial countries listed on either side. 1940s

Background imagePith Collection: British troops on the way to Baghdad, Mesopotamia, WW1

British troops on the way to Baghdad, Mesopotamia, WW1
British troops by the Tigris, Mesopotamia (now Iraq), on the way to Baghdad during the First World War. Date: 1916

Background imagePith Collection: Major General Dunsterville and staff, Baku, Azerbaijan

Major General Dunsterville and staff, Baku, Azerbaijan
Major General Lionel Charles Dunsterville (1865-1946) and staff, with an Azeri Brigadier, at Baku. He was in command of a British mission known as the Dunsterforce which was sent out from Baghdad to

Background imagePith Collection: British soldiers with artillery, Cameroon, Africa, WW1

British soldiers with artillery, Cameroon, Africa, WW1
British soldiers with artillery, including a Howitzer gun, in the bush in Duala, Cameroon, west central Africa, during the First World War. Date: 25 December 1915

Background imagePith Collection: British soldiers walking past a train, Iraq

British soldiers walking past a train, Iraq
Three British soldiers walking past a train, somewhere in Iraq

Background imagePith Collection: The end of the Zulu wars

The end of the Zulu wars
Mounted Infantry skirmishing with Zulus in a sketch by an ILN special artist. British troops wearing pith helmets and carrying rifles showing British soldiers on the higher ground

Background imagePith Collection: Lt Browning, Major Kinloch and Dr Francis Brett Young

Lt Browning, Major Kinloch and Dr Francis Brett Young
Lieutenant Browning, Major Kinloch (Calcutta Volunteer Battery) and Dr Francis Brett Young in East Africa during WW1. circa 1916

Background imagePith Collection: British troops in action against Turks near Kirkuk, WW1

British troops in action against Turks near Kirkuk, WW1
British troops of the 7th North Staffordshire Regiment, 39th Infantry Brigade, 13th Division, in action against the Turks at an outpost near Kirkuk, Mesopotamia (now Iraq) during the First World War

Background imagePith Collection: The relief at Ekowe

The relief at Ekowe
Lord Chelmsford(1827-1905) riding out to meet Colonel E.K Pearson(1834-1909) about a mile from Fort Ekowe, with troops following

Background imagePith Collection: Sago palm or Japanese sago palm, Cycas revoluta

Sago palm or Japanese sago palm, Cycas revoluta
Sago palm, king sago, sago cycad or Japanese sago palm, Cycas revoluta, Cycas. Handcoloured steel engraving by Lagesse after a botanical illustration by Edouard Maubert from Pierre Oscar Reveil, A

Background imagePith Collection: Soldiers of the Queen, a Jubilee group of Colonials

Soldiers of the Queen, a Jubilee group of Colonials Date: circa late 19th century

Background imagePith Collection: Old Bill Goes East

Old Bill Goes East
Cartoon by Bruce Bairnsfather (1887-1959), speculating that in 1940 Europe could be considered the darkest continent. Old Bill was a popular recurring character in his cartoons. Date: 1940

Background imagePith Collection: War film scenes, The Last Patrol

War film scenes, The Last Patrol
Scenes from British International Pictures war film The Last Patrol Date: 1929

Background imagePith Collection: British India Indian Empire Colonial Colonialism

British India Indian Empire Colonial Colonialism
british, india, indian, empire, colonial, colonialism, 1910s, 1919, people, railway, station, uniform, pith, helmet, helmets, man, men, troops, army, mari, indus, west, frontier, province, pakistan

Background imagePith Collection: Princess Victoria Louise & Princess Cecile uniform 1913

Princess Victoria Louise & Princess Cecile uniform 1913
Front cover showing two German Princesses in Military uniform. (Left) Princess Victoria Louise (1892 - 1980), the only daughter and the last child of German Emperor Wilhelm II

Background imagePith Collection: Schweitzer Albert 1875 1965 Franco French German

Schweitzer Albert 1875 1965 Franco French German
schweitzer, albert, 1875, 1965, franco, french, german, alsatian, theology, theologian, organist, philosophy, philosopher, doctor, medical, physician, hospital, founded, lambarene, equatorial

Background imagePith Collection: A new Emir of Adamawa is installed. After the capture of Yola, Colonel Morland deposed the Emir

A new Emir of Adamawa is installed. After the capture of Yola, Colonel Morland deposed the Emir and set up a brother of the vanquished ruler in his stead. Date: 1902

Background imagePith Collection: Comic postcard, Hungry lions - For what we are about to receive

Comic postcard, Hungry lions - For what we are about to receive... Date: early 20th century

Background imagePith Collection: British colonial group in India, japes on steps

British colonial group in India, japes on steps Date: circa 1900s

Background imagePith Collection: Colonial British men in carriage, India

Colonial British men in carriage, India. Date: circa 1900s

Background imagePith Collection: African labourers lined up to receive their wages

African labourers lined up to receive their wages
African labourers on a farm or plantation lined up to receive their wages. Date: 1950s

Background imagePith Collection: Method of cutting paper material in China

Method of cutting paper material in China (after a Chinese illustration). Handcoloured lithograph from Louis van Houtte and Charles Lemaires Flowers of the Gardens and Hothouses of Europe

Background imagePith Collection: Soldiers at Coronation Durbar, Delhi, India

Soldiers at Coronation Durbar, Delhi, India
Soldiers in a riverside scene at the Coronation Durbar ceremony in Delhi, India, December 1911. Date: 1911

Background imagePith Collection: Soldiers and procession, Coronation Durbar, Delhi, India

Soldiers and procession, Coronation Durbar, Delhi, India
Soldiers standing to attention and on horseback in procession at the Coronation Durbar ceremony in Delhi, India, December 1911. Date: 1911

Background imagePith Collection: Crowds of people at the Coronation Durbar, Delhi, India

Crowds of people at the Coronation Durbar, Delhi, India
Crowds of people at the Coronation Durbar ceremony in Delhi, India, December 1911. Date: 1911

Background imagePith Collection: The Reservists Farewell by Ralph Hedley

The Reservists Farewell by Ralph Hedley
A colour illustration from The Illustrated London News portraying a Boer War reservist soldier saying goodbye to his wife and child at a railway station. 1900

Background imagePith Collection: Soldier of the South Staffordshire Regiment

Soldier of the South Staffordshire Regiment stationed in the Far East (Singapore or Malaya), wearing a pith helmet and khaki shorts uniform. Date: circa 1920

Background imagePith Collection: Colonial hunting group, India

Colonial hunting group, India, including " Eva and her fiancÚó¼ 2 February 1923. Date: 1923

Background imagePith Collection: Lord Kitchener on horseback, Khartoum, Sudan

Lord Kitchener on horseback, Khartoum, Sudan
Lord Kitchener on horseback, during his time in Khartoum, Sudan. circa 1890s

Background imagePith Collection: J. B Robinson, South African prospector

J. B Robinson, South African prospector
J B Robinson, South African prospector for gold and diamonds, as a young man in a pith helmet

Background imagePith Collection: 1st Earl Kitchener and Rudyard Kipling

1st Earl Kitchener and Rudyard Kipling
K, k. Field Marshal Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener (1850-1916) and Joseph Rudyard Kipling, British author (1865-1936). Date: 1900

Background imagePith Collection: Roberts, Buller and Beresford

Roberts, Buller and Beresford
Busy Bs. Field Marshal Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts (1832-1913), Sir Redvers Buller (1839-1908) and William Leslie Beresford (1846-1918), British Naval Officer. Date: 1900

Background imagePith Collection: East Africa - Djibouti - Place Menelik

East Africa - Djibouti - Place Menelik. Menelik I, first Solomonic Emperor of Ethiopia is traditionally believed to be the son of King Solomon of ancient Israel and Makeda, ancient Queen of Sheba

Background imagePith Collection: GERMAN POLICE IN TOGO

GERMAN POLICE IN TOGO
A German-controlled native African police troup, the Haussars in Lome, Togo, West Africa. Date: 1930s

Background imagePith Collection: RAJ FASHIONS LATE 1910S

RAJ FASHIONS LATE 1910S
Raj clothing. The men wear cool pale coloured suits and slim ties. The ladies wear white, ankle-length dresses with soft ruffles or broderie Anglaise. Date: late 1910s

Background imagePith Collection: AFRICA / EXPLORATION / CONGO

AFRICA / EXPLORATION / CONGO
Cutting through the jungle with a machete in the swamps of the Lobaye, the French and Germans establish frontiers in the Congo. Date: 1913

Background imagePith Collection: Lord Curzon in India

Lord Curzon in India
Lord Curzon of Kedleston with the Maharaja of Rewa and Captain Wigram in the jungle with his bag of tigers. Date: 1903



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