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Primitive Collection

Background imagePrimitive Collection: Cottage of Alfred Wallis, St Ives, Cornwall

Cottage of Alfred Wallis, St Ives, Cornwall
View of the cottage of Alfred Wallis (1855-1942), primitive artist, mariner, fisherman and marine stores dealer, at Back Road West, not far from Porthmeor Beach and the Tate Gallery

Background imagePrimitive Collection: Primitive men with spears hunting a glyptodon

Primitive men with spears hunting a glyptodon, large, armored mammal of the family Glyptodontidae.. Colour printed illustration by Heinrich Harder from Tiere der Urwelt Animals of the Prehistoric

Background imagePrimitive Collection: Ireland / Cork / 1633 Map

Ireland / Cork / 1633 Map
Primitive relief map of the city

Background imagePrimitive Collection: Woman washing clothes in a river

Woman washing clothes in a river
A woman washes clothes in a river, using a washboard

Background imagePrimitive Collection: Ostrich Hunt with Bolas

Ostrich Hunt with Bolas
Three men pursue an ostrich across the pampas of South America, hoping to catch it with a bolas - a kind of weighted lasso

Background imagePrimitive Collection: Two Ancient Britons, male and female

Two Ancient Britons, male and female, painted with woad (a blue dye) and armed with swords and spears

Background imagePrimitive Collection: Planet earth as perceived by Cosmas

Planet earth as perceived by Cosmas, with walls on either side of the Heavens, a transparent firmament, a reservoir of waters above the planet, and above them the Empyrean vault

Background imagePrimitive Collection: Elegant stone bridge on the river Minnick, Galloway, Scotland, attributed to oman engineers

Elegant stone bridge on the river Minnick, Galloway, Scotland, attributed to oman engineers. Date: in 1908

Background imagePrimitive Collection: Primitive Iron Crusie Lamp

Primitive Iron Crusie Lamp, Type used on the Island of Rathlin and Along the Co. Antrim Coast for Burning Fish Oil - picture of an iron implement. (Location: Ireland). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imagePrimitive Collection: Foyer Falls / Pennants

Foyer Falls / Pennants
A view of people crossing the bridge over the upper fall of Fyers or Foyers, Scotland

Background imagePrimitive Collection: Mastodon in Geological Gallery, December 1919

Mastodon in Geological Gallery, December 1919
The Guide Lecturer, John Henry Leonard, took this shot of two girls inspecting a primitive elephant or mastodon (Mammut americanus), in December 1919

Background imagePrimitive Collection: Liebig Aurochs

Liebig Aurochs
The primitive cattle of Europe

Background imagePrimitive Collection: Primitive Stone Age people, Kazakhstan area

Primitive Stone Age people, Kazakhstan area
Primitive Stone Age people using ancient fire lighting methods. In the background are foragers harvesting. 8700-2000 BCE

Background imagePrimitive Collection: Christ Church, Fiu, N Mala (Malaita), Solomon Islands

Christ Church, Fiu, N Mala (Malaita), Solomon Islands
Exterior view of Christ Church, Fiu, N Mala (Malaita), Solomon Islands, with local people outside. Date: 1906

Background imagePrimitive Collection: Interior of church, Heuru, San Cristobal, Solomon Islands

Interior of church, Heuru, San Cristobal, Solomon Islands
Interior of church, Heuru, San Cristobal (Makira), Solomon Islands. Date: 1906

Background imagePrimitive Collection: Shullucks Village of the Upper Nile, Sudan

Shullucks Village of the Upper Nile, Sudan Date: circa 1910

Background imagePrimitive Collection: Primitive Methodists Children's Home, Old Alresford

Primitive Methodists Children's Home, Old Alresford
Children at the Primitive Methodists Children's Home or Orphanage, at Old Alresford, Hampshire, on the 40th anniversary of its opening. Date: 1925

Background imagePrimitive Collection: Primitive Buildings

Primitive Buildings
This artwork shows a ladder, leaning against the side of some primitive hut style buildings in the countryside, a large tree sits beside a fence in the foreground. Date: circa 1915

Background imagePrimitive Collection: Northern Barbarians. Engraving. Later colouration

Northern Barbarians. Engraving. Later colouration
Ancient Age. Northern Barbarians. Engraving. Museo Militar, 1883. Later colouration. Date: 2020

Background imagePrimitive Collection: Divers and Diving

Divers and Diving - 1. and 2. Primitive diving suits, 3. Wreck of the Royal George, from a contemporaneous print, 4. Awkward work, torpedo laying, 5. Electric lamp, 6. An unexpected plunge, 7

Background imagePrimitive Collection: How to Make it Hard for the Invader!

How to Make it Hard for the Invader!
British Home Front are using a makeshift contraption to pinch a screwdriver making it impossible for the Germans to assemble an air-borne tank. Date: 1940

Background imagePrimitive Collection: Dental or Mental? by William Heath Robinson

Dental or Mental? by William Heath Robinson
A suggested method of tooth-extraction with a primitive contraption. Date: 1924

Background imagePrimitive Collection: CREMATION, ANCIENT GREEK

CREMATION, ANCIENT GREEK
Among many ancient and primitive peoples, cremation has been the favoured method of disposing of the dead : this scene from the Trojan Wars shows Patroclus end Date: BC

Background imagePrimitive Collection: DRINKING ASHES OF DEAD

DRINKING ASHES OF DEAD
Venezuelans drink the ashes of a dead cacique (chief) after his body has been cremated (so that they may absorb his strength and wisdom) Date: 1737

Background imagePrimitive Collection: King George V travels to the Crystal Palace to see preparations for the Empire Festival

King George V travels to the Crystal Palace to see preparations for the Empire Festival. Whilst there he is met by Maoris. Date: 1911

Background imagePrimitive Collection: Comic postcard, Primitive couple in fig leaves

Comic postcard, Primitive couple in fig leaves Date: 20th century

Background imagePrimitive Collection: Kola Dancers. India

Kola Dancers. India
Vintage 19th century photograph: Kola tribal dancers, Munda-speaking peoples, NE India

Background imagePrimitive Collection: Comic postcard, Stone Age attractions

Comic postcard, Stone Age attractions Date: 20th century

Background imagePrimitive Collection: Comic postcard, Stone Age attractions Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Stone Age attractions Date: 20th century

Background imagePrimitive Collection: Comic postcard, Stone Age Lyons Cafe Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Stone Age Lyons Cafe Date: 20th century

Background imagePrimitive Collection: Comic postcard, Piccadilly Circus in the Stone Age Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Piccadilly Circus in the Stone Age Date: 20th century

Background imagePrimitive Collection: Comic postcard, Drunken Stone Age man with prehistoric animals Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Drunken Stone Age man with prehistoric animals Date: 20th century

Background imagePrimitive Collection: Comic postcard, Three Stone Age men - A quiet game of Nap. Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Three Stone Age men - A quiet game of Nap. Date: 20th century

Background imagePrimitive Collection: Primitive cannons used at Battle of Crecy, France

Primitive cannons used at Battle of Crecy, France
Primitive cannons (known as bombards) used by the English army at the Battle of Crecy, France, though bows and arrows were the primary weapon. Date: 1346

Background imagePrimitive Collection: Unusual corn bin, Dahomey (now Benin), West Africa

Unusual corn bin, Dahomey (now Benin), West Africa
Unusual corn bin, Dahomey (now the Republic of Benin), West Africa. Made of earthenware, it was peculiar to the Konkombwa people of Tschopowa

Background imagePrimitive Collection: National Childrens Home, Alresford

National Childrens Home, Alresford
A view of the National Childrens Home, formerly known as the Primitive Methodists Childrens Home, at Old Alresford, Hampshire Date: Date unknown

Background imagePrimitive Collection: Well

Well
Engraving of a primitive well in a flat landscape. Date: 1924

Background imagePrimitive Collection: Pewsey, Wiltshire - High Street with Waylens Grocery (left)

Pewsey, Wiltshire - High Street with Waylens Grocery (left). It seems hghly likely the flags across the street are celebrating the coronation of King George V in 1911. Date: 1911

Background imagePrimitive Collection: Crofters home, Isle of Lewis, Scotland

Crofters home, Isle of Lewis, Scotland
Crofters home built of stone with a thatched roof on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland, March 1940. 1940

Background imagePrimitive Collection: Mow Cop Castle, Cheshire

Mow Cop Castle, Cheshire, became a National Trust property in 1937. It was thought to be the birthplace of Primitive Methodism as a venue for open-air meetings. circa 1930s

Background imagePrimitive Collection: A Hut in the Forest, Cape Horn, Southern Chile

A Hut in the Forest, Cape Horn, Southern Chile. 1887

Background imagePrimitive Collection: North Carolina conjuror

North Carolina conjuror. circa 1590

Background imagePrimitive Collection: Tent houses at Camp Baldy, San Bernardino County, California

Tent houses at Camp Baldy, San Bernardino County, California, USA. Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePrimitive Collection: A Medicine Man from the coast of North Carolina

A Medicine Man from the coast of North Carolina. Date: 1880

Background imagePrimitive Collection: Poster, TAI to New Caledonia, Pacific Ocean

Poster, TAI to New Caledonia, Pacific Ocean. Date: circa 1950s

Background imagePrimitive Collection: Trenches at La Boutillerie, forward of Fleurbaix, WW1

Trenches at La Boutillerie, forward of Fleurbaix, WW1
By the light of the flare. My first impression of the trenches, at La Boutillerie, forward of Fleurbaix, Jan.15. The front line consisted of separate trenches of primitive construction without any

Background imagePrimitive Collection: Aircraft Engineering Corporation Ace K-1 N69097

Aircraft Engineering Corporation Ace K-1 N69097. This single-seat biplane, powered by a 40hp Ace engine; was designed by Alexander Klemin (Professor of Aeronautical Engineering, NYU) and N W Dalton

Background imagePrimitive Collection: Early Recording Machine

Early Recording Machine



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