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Background imageProtecting Collection: Tsai Shen Yeh - The Chinese God of wealth

Tsai Shen Yeh - The Chinese God of wealth
Tsai Shen Yeh is a Chinese God of wealth (often also called Lu Shing or The Star God of Wealth). Images of the God can be seen in many Chinese and oriental houses and buildings

Background imageProtecting Collection: WW2 - Flower-Class Corvette in heavy seas - Atlantic Convoy

WW2 - Flower-Class Corvette in heavy seas - Atlantic Convoy
WW2 - Weather hazards which the convoy escorts in the Atlantic Ocean have to face in Winter - a Flower-Class Corvette, of 930 tonnes, being thrown high out of the water by a heavy sea. Date: 1943

Background imageProtecting Collection: ?Army. Protecting Britain?s future?, 1993

?Army. Protecting Britain?s future?, 1993.Colour photolithograph recruiting poster, published by Ministry of Defence, 1993. Date: 1993

Background imageProtecting Collection: Politics / Nationalism

Politics / Nationalism
Britannia guards our coasts, protecting a typical English family

Background imageProtecting Collection: Manneken Pis Postcard Album - Nun and Children

Manneken Pis Postcard Album - Nun and Children
Embarrased nun: " Look to the left my children". The nun leads a group of schoolgirls (one snubbing her nose), holding an umbrella to shield their innocent eyes from the little boy statue

Background imageProtecting Collection: Mrs Sullivan of Covent Garden Market

Mrs Sullivan of Covent Garden Market
Mrs Sullivan, or Auntie of the Garden, a famous character in Covent Garden Market who earned her living from looking after the carters whips

Background imageProtecting Collection: Pentagram Sigil

Pentagram Sigil
PENTAGRAM SIGIL Sigils are occult signs, and pentagrams are known to be effective in protecting the magician while working his magic

Background imageProtecting Collection: Suffolk Rats protecting their cheese or the County fencibles

Suffolk Rats protecting their cheese or the County fencibles called to arms

Background imageProtecting Collection: Malta / Valletta Bridge

Malta / Valletta Bridge
Valletta: Porta Reale, gate and drawbridge over the ditch protecting the inner walls of the city Date: 1909

Background imageProtecting Collection: Development of trench warfare in France by Matania

Development of trench warfare in France by Matania
Protecting the man and armouring the trench. French soldiers wearing the new steel helmet holding an armoured trench during a violent German artillery bombardment

Background imageProtecting Collection: WW2 - The Motor Launches of E-Boat Alley

WW2 - The Motor Launches of E-Boat Alley. (2/2) Date: 1942

Background imageProtecting Collection: Woman saving baby during shipwreck at sea

Woman saving baby during shipwreck at sea
My Child! My Child! Woman saving baby during shipwreck at sea. Date: ca. 1865

Background imageProtecting Collection: Barrage balloons protecting RAF station, Cardington, Beds

Barrage balloons protecting RAF station, Cardington, Beds
Barrage balloons protecting RAF station, Cardington, Bedfordshire Date: 1938

Background imageProtecting Collection: Gunboat encounter between Nelson and Don Miguel Tyrason

Gunboat encounter between Nelson and Don Miguel Tyrason, 1797 - This was a service hand-to-hand with swords, in which my Coxswain John Sykes twice saved my life. Date: 1797

Background imageProtecting Collection: London Fire Brigade Firemen Firefighting Firefighters

London Fire Brigade Firemen Firefighting Firefighters
london, fire, brigade, firemen, firefighting, firefighters, lfb, light, alloy, hose, hoses, hosepipe, hosepipes, ramps, ramp, protect, protecting, protection, marked, dead, slow, equipment, metal

Background imageProtecting Collection: LFB light alloy hose ramps

LFB light alloy hose ramps, marked DEAD SLOW -- one pair of four-foot end sections assembled to bridge two lines of 2.75 inch hose

Background imageProtecting Collection: SPAIN. Madrid. National Library. Spanish Civil

SPAIN. Madrid. National Library. Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Madrid National Library. Protecting with sandbags the rooms where the most valuable books and are kept. SPAIN. Barcelona

Background imageProtecting Collection: Local Defence Volunteer Force 1940

Local Defence Volunteer Force 1940
Local defence volunteer force turns out to defend towns and villages if German attempt to parachute in Britain. Volunteers wearing two-piece khaki uniforms

Background imageProtecting Collection: Suggestion by William Heath Robinson for defence of London, a spinning platform land with

Suggestion by William Heath Robinson for defence of London, a spinning platform land with camouflaged anti-aircraft guns. Date: 1941

Background imageProtecting Collection: WOTAN RIDES TO ROCK

WOTAN RIDES TO ROCK
Wotan rides to the rock of the Valkyries, angry that his daughter Brunnhilde is protecting the (unwittingly) incestuous Siglind (yet another of his children)

Background imageProtecting Collection: WW2 - Orders by means of the Ardente Loud Hailer

WW2 - Orders by means of the Ardente Loud Hailer
Captain to Captain - The Commander of a Corvette at Sea giving orders by means of the Ardente " Loud Hailer, " which has a remarkable Acoustic Range 1941

Background imageProtecting Collection: Welsh Firemen in position above the pit-head and railway

Welsh Firemen in position above the pit-head and railway
Welsh Firemen in a strategic position above the pit-head and railway on a daily exercise routine. many Welsh miners were part-time fireman during the war. Date: circa 1941

Background imageProtecting Collection: Defiant girl

Defiant girl
A defiant young girl on her doorstep being attacked by a puppy, while doggedly protecting her cat. Artist: Angusine Macgregor Date: circa 1925

Background imageProtecting Collection: Amphibious army exercises in East Anglia, 1941

Amphibious army exercises in East Anglia, 1941
Amphibious army exercises in East Anglia: troops attacking an enemy seaplane with fast motorboats, 1941. Protecting East Anglian waterways from possible enemy landings

Background imageProtecting Collection: Cartoon, Randolph Churchill, Cave Canem

Cartoon, Randolph Churchill, Cave Canem - seen here as a terrier protecting The House of Lords. 1885

Background imageProtecting Collection: WWII Jewish refugees helping with sandbags

WWII Jewish refugees helping with sandbags
Jewish refugees in Britain helping to place sandbags in front of a big hospital in the early days of the Second World War. Date: 1939

Background imageProtecting Collection: WW1 - Little boy praying for the safety of Lord Kitchener

WW1 - Little boy praying for the safety of Lord Kitchener (Secretary of State for War from 1914 to 1916) - For if anything should happen to him, wed have nobody to look after us but the Daily Mail !

Background imageProtecting Collection: Housewife grabbing some rays

Housewife grabbing some rays, protecting her modesty by sitting sensibly close to the garden fence although quite happy to be snapped...! Date: circa 1930s

Background imageProtecting Collection: Sierra Leone, West Africa - Raised Shelters - Boy Scarecrows

Sierra Leone, West Africa - Raised Shelters - Boy Scarecrows warding off birds in the rice fields. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageProtecting Collection: A Damsel in Distress by Ian Hay and P. G. Wodehouse

A Damsel in Distress by Ian Hay and P. G. Wodehouse
A Damsel in Distress by Ian Hay (17 April 1876 22 September 1952) and P.G. Wodehouse (15 October 1881 14 February 1975), based on Wodehouses novel written in 1919

Background imageProtecting Collection: Stavanger, Norway - A family of ducks get a police escort

Stavanger, Norway - A family of ducks get a police escort
A Mummy duck and her family of baby ducklings receive a Police Escort as they stride confidently along the streets of Stavanger, Norway, gathering quite a crowd! circa 1930s

Background imageProtecting Collection: The Fairies Song

The Fairies Song - A Midsummers Nights Dream - Act II, scene 2 - Titania asleep, surrounded by her fairy train

Background imageProtecting Collection: Comic postcard, Plump woman in the rain Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Plump woman in the rain Date: 20th century

Background imageProtecting Collection: London, England - Foreign Office Quadrangle

London, England - Foreign Office Quadrangle - View across courtyard - two sides of Three Storey Building. Part of Box 23 Boswell Collection

Background imageProtecting Collection: Smothering burning clothes with blanket

Smothering burning clothes with blanket
Smothering burning clothes with a blanket -- a fire safety officer instructs a woman in the use of a blanket to smother the burning clothing of a child (dummy)

Background imageProtecting Collection: British naval convoy system by G. H. Davis

British naval convoy system by G. H. Davis
The method of safeguarding the freedom of the seas: the British naval convoy system at work. Making the high seas safe for Allied

Background imageProtecting Collection: Army wrist watch protector advertisement

Army wrist watch protector advertisement
Advertisement for a practical wrist watch protector for soldiers during the First World War, protecting from the glint on the glass possibly attracting bullets

Background imageProtecting Collection: NFS (Salvage Corps) workers at a fire, WW2

NFS (Salvage Corps) workers at a fire, WW2
Salvage workers from Cannon Street fire station sub-station A2Z.2X (Watling Street) undertaking salvage work at a warehouse fire

Background imageProtecting Collection: Buddhist Talisman

Buddhist Talisman
BUDDHIST DORJE TALISMAN protecting the wearer against magic and other evils

Background imageProtecting Collection: An awkward position - true love never did run smooth

An awkward position - true love never did run smooth circa early 19th century

Background imageProtecting Collection: Fantastic Adventures - Dimensions unlimeted

Fantastic Adventures - Dimensions unlimeted
Cover of Fantastic Adventures, November 1948, featuring the story Dimensions unlimeted by Berkeley Livingston. A dark skinned warrior protects a young beautiful and royal looking woman. Date: 1948

Background imageProtecting Collection: Turkey. Aksaray Province. Sultanhan caravanserai. Built at

Turkey. Aksaray Province. Sultanhan caravanserai. Built at 13th century. Seljuq style. Portal

Background imageProtecting Collection: Islamic Art. Turkey. Anatolia. Sultanhani Carvanserai. Built

Islamic Art. Turkey. Anatolia. Sultanhani Carvanserai. Built
Islamic Art. Turkey. Anatolia. Selyucids period. Sultanhani Carvanserai. Built from 1226 to 1229. The Caravanserai are building for protecting from thieves

Background imageProtecting Collection: Roman Art. Silvanus Head. Museum of La Rioja. Logrono. Spain

Roman Art. Silvanus Head. Museum of La Rioja. Logrono. Spain
Roman Art. Silvanus head. Roman tutelary deity of woods and fields. As protector of forests. Museum of La Rioja. Logrono. Spain

Background imageProtecting Collection: Medieval Castle

Medieval Castle
The Mode in which Ancient Castles were generally built - the barbican protecting entry, the moat, outer and inner walls, with the keep or dungeon at the centre. Date: medieval

Background imageProtecting Collection: Saint Agnellus

Saint Agnellus
Saint AGNELLUS (Agnello) Italian hermit, abbot of San Gaudioso, one of the patrons of Napoli (Naples); besides protecting the city, he is credited with many miracles. Date: ? - circa 596

Background imageProtecting Collection: Somo-Sierra 1808

Somo-Sierra 1808
PENINSULA CAMPAIGN At the battle of SOMO-SIERRA Napoleon directs a cavalry charge against a Spanish battery protecting the road to Madrid Date: 30 November 1808

Background imageProtecting Collection: Girl with three dogs

Girl with three dogs
Young girl protecting her puppies from a large black poodle. Artist: Harriet Bennet Date: 1897



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