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Possessions Collection

Background imagePossessions Collection: Map of Caribbean

Map of Caribbean
The Caribbean, with the West Indies, and the coasts of the United States and the Spanish possessions which later became Texas and Mexico, and the northern coast of S. America

Background imagePossessions Collection: USA Railway Map

USA Railway Map
Transcontinental railway map of the United States of America and the adjoining British possessions. Date: 1883

Background imagePossessions Collection: Lawyers and Client

Lawyers and Client
A gentleman goes to law and is assisted by two lawyers who empty his pockets and strip him of his possessions

Background imagePossessions Collection: WORLD MAP / 1897

WORLD MAP / 1897
Map of the world showing British Empire possessions

Background imagePossessions Collection: Birmingham Middlemore Homes Emigration Party

Birmingham Middlemore Homes Emigration Party
A party of boys from Birminghams Middlemore Homes begin their journey to a new life in Canada. Each carries a large bag stencilled with their name in which their clothes

Background imagePossessions Collection: Laden Donkey owned by a Bakhtiari Tribesman

Laden Donkey owned by a Bakhtiari Tribesman, Iran - this lantern slide has the caption - A Bakhtiari Tribesmans Pantechnicon !

Background imagePossessions Collection: DEMON OF GAMBLING C17

DEMON OF GAMBLING C17
The demon of gambling will eat its way through all your worldly possessions in the end... Date: 17th century

Background imagePossessions Collection: Project of the Death of Sardanapalus by Eugene Delacroix. 18

Project of the Death of Sardanapalus by Eugene Delacroix. 18
Project of the Death of Sardanapalus by Eugene Delacroix (1798-1863). 1826. Louvre Museum. Paris. France. Exposition Babylon

Background imagePossessions Collection: Hackney Church

Hackney Church
View of Hackney Church in 1750. From the 14th century the church was dedicated to Saint Augustine of Hippo until, in 1660, it was rededicated to Saint John the Baptist

Background imagePossessions Collection: Flooded out in Lincolnshire 1869

Flooded out in Lincolnshire 1869
Extraordinary quantity of rain that fell in Britain in three weeks, causing flooding of many rivers. A family taking all their possessions including grandfather clock and farm animals to dryer lands

Background imagePossessions Collection: SAINT BERNARD OF CLAIRVAUX reproaches his sister Hombeline for her attachment to

SAINT BERNARD OF CLAIRVAUX reproaches his sister Hombeline for her attachment to material possessions. Below : Clairvaux Abbey Date: 1090 - 1153

Background imagePossessions Collection: Loading baggage onto a Channel steamer - the passengers watch with apprehension as their

Loading baggage onto a Channel steamer - the passengers watch with apprehension as their precious possessions are hoisted aboard... Date: 1897

Background imagePossessions Collection: DOMESTIC COMMUNISM

DOMESTIC COMMUNISM
COMMUNISM IN THE HOME The servants share the familys clothes and possessions, the ladies take part in the housework... Date: 1850

Background imagePossessions Collection: CHILDREN MALTREATED

CHILDREN MALTREATED
Children from German-occupied France, transported to Holland, travel without food, in unheated carriages, family photos and other possessions taken from them Date: March 1917

Background imagePossessions Collection: FLOODING IN HOLLAND / 1861

FLOODING IN HOLLAND / 1861
Scene of flooding in Holland after the bursting of the dyke at Bommellerwaard; villagers struggle to rescue cattle and possessions from the rising waters Date: 1861

Background imagePossessions Collection: MAP / EUROPE / FRANCE 12C

MAP / EUROPE / FRANCE 12C
Map of France showing English possessions between 1165 and 1453. Date: 12th-15th century

Background imagePossessions Collection: World Map - 1897

World Map - 1897
Map of the world showing British Empire possessions Date: 1897

Background imagePossessions Collection: FLOODS AT NIEUWaL 1861

FLOODS AT NIEUWaL 1861
A scene of flooding at Nieuwaal in Holland - a few possessions have been rescued from flooded homes Date: 1861

Background imagePossessions Collection: Grandmothers Treasures by W Holyoake

Grandmothers Treasures by W Holyoake Date: 1873

Background imagePossessions Collection: A Poule de Luxe relaxing on the seashore

A Poule de Luxe relaxing on the seashore
A well-provided-for woman relaxing by the sea with EVERYTHING she could ever want from a hairdryer to an inflatable crocodile

Background imagePossessions Collection: Ground Floor Bedsit - Oxford - Victorian

Ground Floor Bedsit - Oxford - Victorian
Ground Floor Bedsit - 20 Marlborough Road, Oxford - Extremely cluttered Victorian interior including brass bed, piano and multiple clocks! Date: 1897

Background imagePossessions Collection: Ethiopian Noblewoman with two attendants

Ethiopian Noblewoman with two attendants carrying possessions in two ornate baskets with conical lids. Date: late 1930s

Background imagePossessions Collection: India - A Fakin

India - A Fakin
A black and white lantern slide of Fakin sitting on ground surrounded by his possessions. Slide number 35 of Box 221 Boswell Collection Date: circa 1890s

Background imagePossessions Collection: WORLD MAP / 1837

WORLD MAP / 1837
Map of the world showing British Empire possessions Date: 1837

Background imagePossessions Collection: Woman tramp sitting at side of road

Woman tramp sitting at side of road
A female tramp, her skin tanned by the outdoor life, sits by the road, her bag of possessions at her side. Although her body is well wrapped in overcoat and hat, her feet are in open sandals

Background imagePossessions Collection: South America - The tango is no longer fashionable

South America - The tango is no longer fashionable. A musician specialising in the music of the tango returns home from Europe once the craze for this particular style has passed... Date: circa 1916

Background imagePossessions Collection: Jericho. Hyksos Tomb. 1700-1600 BC. Middle Bronze Age

Jericho. Hyksos Tomb. 1700-1600 BC. Middle Bronze Age
Jericho. Hyksos Tomb. 1700-1600 BC. Period of Hyksos. Middle Bronze Age. Rockefeller Archaeological Museum. Jerusalem. Israel

Background imagePossessions Collection: Miners Strike, Wales

Miners Strike, Wales
South Wales miners families pawning their possessions during lock-out, at Merthyr Tydfil. Date: 1875

Background imagePossessions Collection: Times War Atlas - WWI maps

Times War Atlas - WWI maps
The Times War Atlas. The atlas contains the following loose maps - 1) Map of the North Sea. 2) Map of the frontiers of France. 3) Map of the North Eastern Theatre of War. 4) Map of the Balkans

Background imagePossessions Collection: Operation Mincemeat - possessions of Major Martin

Operation Mincemeat - possessions of Major Martin
Personal possessions of Major William Martin, found when his body was washed ashore in Spain on 30th April 1943 carrying sensitive documents

Background imagePossessions Collection: Christmas in our new possessions

Christmas in our new possessions. Illustration shows Santa Claus, with coat over left arm and holding a fan, perspiring, offering a bundle of books Education labeled Uncle Sam to the Filipino to a

Background imagePossessions Collection: Heligoland Island

Heligoland Island
Heligoland - a small German archipelago in the North Sea. Formerly Danish and British possessions, the islands (population 1)

Background imagePossessions Collection: Paris Floods - Relocation - Quai de Billy

Paris Floods - Relocation - Quai de Billy - January, 1910 (note the Hotel is called the Navy Hotel !!). Date: 1910

Background imagePossessions Collection: Metal Age. Womans grave 3rd AD. Himlingoje. Grave goods. Na

Metal Age. Womans grave 3rd AD. Himlingoje. Grave goods. Na
Metal Age. Womans grave 3rd AD. Himlingoje. Wooden pail with bronze mountings, swastika-shaped costume brooch of bronze and gilded sheet silver, hair pin of silver, fingers ring of gold

Background imagePossessions Collection: Japanese porters

Japanese porters carrying a lot of luggage including suitcases, carpets and sundry other possessions - rural Japan. Date: circa 1920s

Background imagePossessions Collection: Wwi Refugees 1917

Wwi Refugees 1917
A mother and her children, with their meagre possessions wrapped in three bundles, shelter in a ruined building from the battle raging close by. Date: 1917

Background imagePossessions Collection: Painter Moves House

Painter Moves House
A painter moving house with all his possessions of a cart

Background imagePossessions Collection: illustration alluding to the conflicts for the colonial

illustration alluding to the conflicts for the colonial division of Africa between the European powers from the 1880s to the beginning of the First World War

Background imagePossessions Collection: Temperance Tale - The Bottle part 2

Temperance Tale - The Bottle part 2
Coloured lantern slide from a series entitled Bottle. In this slide, the drunken man and his family are being visited by the bayliffs, who are stripping their house of possessions

Background imagePossessions Collection: Fire at Naworth Castle

Fire at Naworth Castle - possessions from the house saved from the flames and stacked in the courtyard. The fire destroyed virtually all of the Castle, including the old dungeons in the West Wing

Background imagePossessions Collection: The aftermath of fire at Sir Johns Frenchs home, Aldershot

The aftermath of fire at Sir Johns Frenchs home, Aldershot. Date: 1903

Background imagePossessions Collection: Development of French Africa by G. H. Davis

Development of French Africa by G. H. Davis
The vast economic development of French Africa: roads and communications from Algeria to Congo. A contour map of French African possessions under Allied control at this stage of the Second World War

Background imagePossessions Collection: WW2 - Comic Postcard - Evacuee Son returns home

WW2 - Comic Postcard - Evacuee Son returns home
Evacuee Son (who has had a growth spurt!) returns home to a surprised Mother!! Date: circa 1940s

Background imagePossessions Collection: WW2 - Little girl searching for her home

WW2 - Little girl searching for her home
This charming comic social commentary card from WW2 is either a little girl pondering where her new home will be (following her evacuation from the big city) or (potentially)

Background imagePossessions Collection: Repatriation to Greece from Turkey

Repatriation to Greece from Turkey
Greeks being allowed to returned to Greece from Turkey - 26th October 1964 - repatriations were therefore still occuring at this late date

Background imagePossessions Collection: Japan - Taking brides possessions to new home

Japan - Taking brides possessions to new home
Japan - The removal (by porters) of a Japanese brides possessions to her new marital home owned by her future husband. Date: circa 1908

Background imagePossessions Collection: A wonderful animated or moving picture exhibition... our ne

A wonderful animated or moving picture exhibition... our new possessions... The Philippines, the Ladrones, Hawaii and Porto Rico, illustrated... Poster advertisement. Date c1900?

Background imagePossessions Collection: Heligoland - Naval launches arriving

Heligoland - Naval launches arriving
Heligoland - a small German archipelago in the North Sea. Formerly Danish and British possessions, the islands (population 1)



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