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Procedure Collection

Background imageProcedure Collection: Italian dentist - Naples

Italian dentist - Naples
Postcard entitled Neopolitan Customs ! An elderly lady about to have one of her teeth removed courtesy of the dentist and his rather serious-looking pair of pliers!! Date: circa 1910

Background imageProcedure Collection: Earls Court Wheel

Earls Court Wheel
The Giant Ferris Wheel at Earls Court, London, showing the emergency evacuation procedure - a picture which was no doubt intended to reassure nervous passengers Date: 1894

Background imageProcedure Collection: Before and after images of cosmetic surgery

Before and after images of cosmetic surgery
Examples of cosmetic surgery carried out in Paris. The procedure was carried out under a local anaesthetic, typically cocaine

Background imageProcedure Collection: Greek Togo or Chiton

Greek Togo or Chiton
The procedure for putting on the Greek toga, or Chiton

Background imageProcedure Collection: Surgical Operation

Surgical Operation

Background imageProcedure Collection: Protection from fire at sea on British liners 1932

Protection from fire at sea on British liners 1932
Diagram showing the safety rules on board a British passenger ship in 1932. Date: 1932

Background imageProcedure Collection: LFDCA-LFB Breathing apparatus control board

LFDCA-LFB Breathing apparatus control board
All front line fire engines which carry breathing apparatus also carry a BA control board. This ensures that when firefighters enter an incident in BA their details are recorded

Background imageProcedure Collection: Kings Fifth Court at Buckingham Palace, London

Kings Fifth Court at Buckingham Palace, London
The London Season of 1912: the Kings Fifth Court at Buckingham Palace. A diagrammatic view showing the progress of the debutante from the moment she enters the building to the time she leaves. 1912

Background imageProcedure Collection: Palermo, Sicily, Italy - Capuchin Catacombs

Palermo, Sicily, Italy - Capuchin Catacombs
The Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo (Catacombe dei Cappuccini) are burial catacombs in Palermo, Sicily, southern Italy - a somewhat macabre tourist attraction! Date: circa 1910s

Background imageProcedure Collection: Scaling ladder rescue drill demonstration, WW2

Scaling ladder rescue drill demonstration, WW2
The position in which a line is attached to a scaling ladder in order to perform a rescue from the upper floors of a building

Background imageProcedure Collection: Germany / 1356 / Golden Bull

Germany / 1356 / Golden Bull
In a diet at Metz, Holy Roman Emperor Karl IV publishes his Golden Bull, regulating the procedure by which the kings of the Romans are elected Date: 12 December 1356

Background imageProcedure Collection: Statue of Edward Jenner - Vaccination Pioneer - Boulogne

Statue of Edward Jenner - Vaccination Pioneer - Boulogne
Statue of Edward Jenner (1749-1823) - Vaccination Pioneer - Boulogne-sur-Mer, France. Date: circa 1909

Background imageProcedure Collection: Rosita Forbes endorsing Mr Willi, plastic surgeon

Rosita Forbes endorsing Mr Willi, plastic surgeon
Explorer and writer, Rosita Forbes appearing in an advertisement endorsing the skills of Mr Willi at the Hystogen Institute, Baker Street, London. 1930

Background imageProcedure Collection: Cartoon, Bradlaugh, Gladstone and John Bull

Cartoon, Bradlaugh, Gladstone and John Bull
Cartoon, Charles Bradlaugh, atheist MP, W E Gladstone, Liberal Prime Minister, and John Bull as a magistrate. Bull says to Gladstone

Background imageProcedure Collection: Woman police officer taking oath in court, London

Woman police officer taking oath in court, London
Woman police officer taking the oath from the witness box in a magistrates court, London. She is wearing the Norman Hartnell uniform, introduced in 1968. Date: circa late 1960s

Background imageProcedure Collection: Woman police officer giving evidence in court, London

Woman police officer giving evidence in court, London
Woman police officer giving evidence from the witness box in a magistrates court, London. She is wearing the Norman Hartnell uniform, introduced in 1968. Date: circa late 1960s

Background imageProcedure Collection: WW1 - German Recruitment Day, 1914

WW1 - German Recruitment Day, 1914
WW1 - German volunteers follow a German Officer through the gates where the men will continue and complete the recruitment procedure. The event is watched and guarded by other German Officers

Background imageProcedure Collection: Surgery in a Russian Hospital

Surgery in a Russian Hospital
Six surgeons about to get to work in an early 20th century Russian Hospital. Date: Early 20th century

Background imageProcedure Collection: A Gynaecological Operation in St Petersburg

A Gynaecological Operation in St Petersburg
Early 20th century Gynaecological surgery taking place in front of a vast audience of Surgeons, would-be surgeons and nurses in the Obstetric Institute in St Petersburg, Russia. Date: 1905

Background imageProcedure Collection: Japan - Three Japanese women washing patterned fabric strips

Japan - Three Japanese women washing patterned fabric strips Date: circa 1905

Background imageProcedure Collection: Participants in female circumcision ceremony, Africa

Participants in female circumcision ceremony, Africa
Participants in a female circumcision ceremony line up in Ubangi-Shari (Oubangi Chari), a French colony in central Africa, now part of the Central African Republic

Background imageProcedure Collection: Hawaii, USA - Making Poi - Staple food from the Taro Plant

Hawaii, USA - Making Poi - Staple food from the Taro Plant
Hawaii, USA - Making Poi. Primary Polynesian staple food mad fom the underground stem of the Taro Plant - known in Hawaii as Kalo. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageProcedure Collection: Blood Transfusion / 1667

Blood Transfusion / 1667
Blood transfusion, by injection Date: 1667

Background imageProcedure Collection: West Africa, Sierra Leone - Spinning Cotton

West Africa, Sierra Leone - Spinning Cotton Date: circa 1910s

Background imageProcedure Collection: Navajo Sand Painting

Navajo Sand Painting
A Navajo shaman of New Mexico uses sand painting as a healing procedure


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