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Background imageProblem Collection: The Sketch Ideal Home No. VI. Sports Without Broad Acres by

The Sketch Ideal Home No. VI. Sports Without Broad Acres by
The difficult problem of how to enjoy games and field sports when you live in a block of flats has triumphantly solved. The sixth in the series of Ideal Home designs by W. Heath Robinson

Background imageProblem Collection: Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty struggle

Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty struggle
THE FINAL PROBLEM The death of Sherlock Holmes; Holmes & Moriarty struggle at the Reichenbach Falls: apparently, both are killed. Date: First published: 1893

Background imageProblem Collection: Holmes Smoking Pipe

Holmes Smoking Pipe
THE MAN WITH THE TWISTED LIP Holmes ponders the problem

Background imageProblem Collection: Very Long Dachshund Dog

Very Long Dachshund Dog
A very long Dachshund causes a problem for traffic when it crosses the road with his owner. Date: 1918

Background imageProblem Collection: New Tredegar Colliery, Rhymney Valley, South Wales

New Tredegar Colliery, Rhymney Valley, South Wales
An engine house damaged by subsidence at New Tredegar Colliery, Rhymney Valley, South Wales. This colliery suffered from many landslips and other geological problems, and eventually closed in 1930

Background imageProblem Collection: Long Dachshund Dog

Long Dachshund Dog
The solution to the problem for traffic when a very long Dachshund crosses the road with is owner. Simply tie its body in a knot

Background imageProblem Collection: Lewisham Clock Tower

Lewisham Clock Tower
One pram, one horse-drawn cart - there isn t much of a traffic problem at Lewisham Clock Tower !

Background imageProblem Collection: PROFESSOR MORIARTY

PROFESSOR MORIARTY
THE FINAL PROBLEM The evil professor Moriarty; named by Holmes the Napoleon of Crime'. Date: First published: 1893

Background imageProblem Collection: Bernouilli Brothers

Bernouilli Brothers
Brothers Jakob I and Johann I Bernoulli working on a problem of geometry

Background imageProblem Collection: Futuristic transport -- the torpedo car

Futuristic transport -- the torpedo car
This is how Mr Fletcher Felts suggests we tackle the inner- city traffic problem - monorails whizzing over the jammed cars, whirring smoothly past our windows

Background imageProblem Collection: Making Barristers Wigs

Making Barristers Wigs
The wigmakers firm, Messrs. Ede & Ravenscroft, prepare a wig to fit a woman barrister, whose longer hair has proved a problem with the wearing of wigs in court

Background imageProblem Collection: Caricature illustration of three men in skiing accident, exclaiming angrily

Caricature illustration of three men in skiing accident, exclaiming angrily. Captioned, A Cross Word Problem at Murren'

Background imageProblem Collection: 2nd Council of Nicaea

2nd Council of Nicaea
THE SECOND COUNCIL OF NICAEA, called to deal with the problem of iconoclasts

Background imageProblem Collection: Paul Kruger, State President of Transvaal as an Ogre

Paul Kruger, State President of Transvaal as an Ogre
O!. Stephanus Johannes Paulus ( Paul ) Kruger, State President of the South African Republic (Transvaal) (1825-1905) - as an Ogre causing nightmares for various British Politicians of the day

Background imageProblem Collection: Tatler cover - Britain abstains from drinking, WW1

Tatler cover - Britain abstains from drinking, WW1
Not during the war, thank you. Front cover of The Tatler magazine featuring a bulldog, representing Great Britain, refusing a tankard of frothy beer

Background imageProblem Collection: Sher. Holmes in Disguise

Sher. Holmes in Disguise
THE FINAL PROBLEM Holmes travels disguised as a Catholic priest. Date: First published: 1893

Background imageProblem Collection: Puffing Billy engine

Puffing Billy engine
Puffing Billy, steam engine invented by William Headley in 1813. Headley solved the problem of slippage on the iron tracks by applying power through two sets of driving wheels

Background imageProblem Collection: Obesity Caure 1890S

Obesity Caure 1890S
Those who think and reason and use their common sense will take FIGUROIDS to cure their obesity. A hundred years later, the problem will still be with us

Background imageProblem Collection: Holmes & Watson / 1893

Holmes & Watson / 1893
THE FINAL PROBLEM Holmes shows Watson his bleeding knuckles, incurred in the fight against Moriartys evil network

Background imageProblem Collection: A problem for India and Pakistan, Partition 1947

A problem for India and Pakistan, Partition 1947
A problem for India and Pakistan: the terrified refugees of the Punjab. Page from the Illustrated London News, 6th September 1947 reporting on the Partition of India. Date: 1947

Background imageProblem Collection: Hanworth Air Park - 1932 - Graf Zeppelin D-LZ127

Hanworth Air Park - 1932 - Graf Zeppelin D-LZ127
The German airship Graf Zeppelin D-LZ127 at Hanworth Air Park conducting sight-seeing flights over London. On 18 August 1931, the German airship Graf Zeppelin (D-LZ127) visited Hanworth

Background imageProblem Collection: St Agnes Place, Camberwell, south east London

St Agnes Place, Camberwell, south east London
A terrace of houses in St Agnes Place, Camberwell, south east London, boarded up prior to demolition by Lambeth Council after the eviction of squatters, 19 January 1977

Background imageProblem Collection: Eviction of squatters, Harrow Road, London

Eviction of squatters, Harrow Road, London, 17 June 1974 -- a policeman stands guard outside the property, from where all the squatters belongings have been put out on the pavement. Date: 1974

Background imageProblem Collection: Graffitti on front door, Lambeth, South London

Graffitti on front door, Lambeth, South London
Graffitti on a front door in Lambeth, South London: This house was vandalized by Lambeth Council 4/10/76. Possibly a parting gesture from squatters who had been living there. Date: 1976

Background imageProblem Collection: Squatters at Centrepoint, Central London

Squatters at Centrepoint, Central London
Squatters outside Centrepoint, Tottenham Court Road, Central London, 20 January 1976, with a large banner which reads: London Belongs to the People. Date: 1974

Background imageProblem Collection: Politics Political People London 1969 1960s 60s

Politics Political People London 1969 1960s 60s
politics, political, people, london, 1969, 1960s, 60s, sixties, housing, problem, problems, street, property, georgian, homeless, homelessness, squat, squatter, squatters, empty, building, buildings

Background imageProblem Collection: Squatters protest, Battersea, South London

Squatters protest, Battersea, South London
Squatters protest, 78 Abercrombie Street, Battersea, South London, 8 December 1977. Squatters were resisting eviction by the Labour-run Wandsworth Council. Date: 1977

Background imageProblem Collection: Politics Political People London 1972 1970s 70s

Politics Political People London 1972 1970s 70s
politics, political, people, london, 1972, 1970s, 70s, seventies, protesting, housing, problem, problems, pavement, street, message, protest, corner, powis, square, notting, hill, west, may, slogans

Background imageProblem Collection: Graffitti with a message, Lambeth, South London

Graffitti with a message, Lambeth, South London
Graffitti with a social message, Lambeth, South London. Date: 1978

Background imageProblem Collection: Cartoon, A Problem in Resuscitation, WW1

Cartoon, A Problem in Resuscitation, WW1
Cartoon, A Problem in Resuscitation, showing the recently elected Pope (Benedictus XV) holding a dead Dove of Peace upside down by one leg

Background imageProblem Collection: FRIEDRICH JODL

FRIEDRICH JODL German philosopher and writer on ethics, author of Die Kulturgeschictsschreibung, ihre Entwicklung and ihr Problem (1878) Date: 1849 - 1914

Background imageProblem Collection: Cartoon, Unemployment Mountain -- LLOYD GEORGE has his attention drawn to the scale of

Cartoon, Unemployment Mountain -- LLOYD GEORGE has his attention drawn to the scale of the unemployment problem. Date: 1921

Background imageProblem Collection: Comic postcard, Girl and boy with overflowing rabbit hutch Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Girl and boy with overflowing rabbit hutch Date: 20th century

Background imageProblem Collection: Comic postcard, Man reluctant to milk a cow Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Man reluctant to milk a cow Date: 20th century

Background imageProblem Collection: Comic postcard, Difficulty milking a cow Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Difficulty milking a cow Date: 20th century

Background imageProblem Collection: A little difficulty. A family in a carriage get into trouble when they find

A little difficulty. A family in a carriage get into trouble when they find the treacherous-looking coastal road is closed

Background imageProblem Collection: Omnibus nuisances. Caution to ladies who like to occupy the seat next to the door

Omnibus nuisances. Caution to ladies who like to occupy the seat next to the door. A mans hobnail boots kick a woman on the head as his feet swing in from the window of the omnibus. Date: 1853

Background imageProblem Collection: The Nature of Light - Sir William Braggs experiments

The Nature of Light - Sir William Braggs experiments
The Universe of Light: Factors in " A Fascinating Problem". The Nature of Light - The famous physicist Sir William Braggs experiments at his opening lecture at the Royal Institution - aimed

Background imageProblem Collection: Parliament declares the British throne vacant, 1688

Parliament declares the British throne vacant, 1688
Parliament declares the British throne vacant after the flight of James II in 1688. 1688

Background imageProblem Collection: Cartoon, John Bull and William Gladstone

Cartoon, John Bull and William Gladstone - Now, William, if you don t get on a little faster, I shall have to put somebody else on the job

Background imageProblem Collection: The British Valhalla -- Archbishop Thomas Becket

The British Valhalla -- Archbishop Thomas Becket
The British Valhalla -- Bishop of Exeter at Northampton, supplicating Archbishop Thomas Becket to submit to King Henry II, and the reconciliation at Montmirail in France

Background imageProblem Collection: The problem with Capote bonnets

The problem with Capote bonnets: two womens deep-brimmed bonnets collide as they greet each other, while fashionable men watch

Background imageProblem Collection: Woman catching her hat on a street sign

Woman catching her hat on a street sign
Woman getting her headdress caught in a street sign, while another woman tries to stop some dogs pulling at her petticoats. Copperplate engraving and illustration by Daniel Chodowiecki, Berlin, 1790

Background imageProblem Collection: The Pink Note, notice of termination of employment

The Pink Note, notice of termination of employment
The Pink Note - notice of termination of employment. 1870

Background imageProblem Collection: Early Motoring - We ll be needed again

Early Motoring - We ll be needed again

Background imageProblem Collection: HIGH PRIESTS DEBATE

HIGH PRIESTS DEBATE
The High Priests discuss how to resolve the Jesus problem, and commission Judas to betray his master. Date: circa 30

Background imageProblem Collection: Housing problems in the East End of London with typical large families living in one room

Housing problems in the East End of London with typical large families living in one room. Date: 1919

Background imageProblem Collection: A Weighty Problem Date: 1950

A Weighty Problem Date: 1950



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