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Background imageProvided Collection: Londons new amusement: Up and down the escalator

Londons new amusement: Up and down the escalator
Illustration from 1911 of the first escalators ever installed on the underground, between the District and the Piccadilly line platforms at Earls Court station

Background imageProvided Collection: Tooting Bec Asylum, Surrey

Tooting Bec Asylum, Surrey
A woman pushes a pram at the entrance to the Tooting Bec Asylum at Tooting Graveney, erected in 1899-1903 by the Metropolitan Asylums Board

Background imageProvided Collection: Childrens Playroom, St Pelagias Home, Highgate

Childrens Playroom, St Pelagias Home, Highgate
The childrens playroom at St Pelagias Home for penitent girls at 34 Highgate West Hill, London N6. The home provided accommodation for unmarried mothers and their children. Date: circa 1932

Background imageProvided Collection: Underground Straphangers

Underground Straphangers
STRAP-HANGERS : So popular is Londons underground that often there are not enough seats : for the convenience of those standing, straps are thoughtfully provided

Background imageProvided Collection: Chromolithograph Devotional Card - Guardian Angel

Chromolithograph Devotional Card - Guardian Angel
Chromolithograph Devotional Card - Protection provided by your Guardian Angel. 1911

Background imageProvided Collection: Advertisement for hammocks for workhouse vagrant wards

Advertisement for hammocks for workhouse vagrant wards
A 1900 advertisement from the Grantham company of Carlton * Co. for the supply of hammocks to workhouses for use in their casual wards which provided overnight accommodation for tramps and vagrants

Background imageProvided Collection: Stobhill Hospital, Springburn, Glasgow

Stobhill Hospital, Springburn, Glasgow
An aerial view of Stobhill Hospital, erected in 1903-4 at Springburn, Glasgow, by the citys poor law authority. It provided around 2000 beds for the infirm and chronic sick poor, and for children

Background imageProvided Collection: Duke of York at Countesthorpe Cottage Homes, Leicester

Duke of York at Countesthorpe Cottage Homes, Leicester
The Duke of York pays a visit to the Countesthorpe Cottage Homes, Leicester - 24th November 1921. The homes provided accommodation for pauper children away from the workhouse. Date: 1921

Background imageProvided Collection: Rowton House, Camden

Rowton House, Camden
The Rowton House on Arlington Road, Camden. Rowton Houses provided cheap hostel-style accommodation for working men. Date: 1926

Background imageProvided Collection: Bushnells Submarine

Bushnells Submarine
BUSHNELLs TURTLE the first submersible craft to be used in action, attacking a British ship at New York on 7 September 1776; the one-man crew provided the power manually !

Background imageProvided Collection: Raf Vs Soviet Airforce

Raf Vs Soviet Airforce
Anglo-Soviet soccer match, Murmansk, RAF and Soviet Airforce. The RAF provided air-cover for convoys in their Hawker Hurricanes (background)

Background imageProvided Collection: Lockheed EC-130E-LM Hercules 63-7773

Lockheed EC-130E-LM Hercules 63-7773
United States Air Force (USAF) - Lockheed EC-130E-LM Hercules 'Rivet Rider' 63-7773 (msn 382-3839), of the 193rd Special Operations Squadron, at RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire on 23 July 1995

Background imageProvided Collection: Children from Father Berrys Home, Liverpool

Children from Father Berrys Home, Liverpool
Boys and girls from Father Berrys Home, Liverpool, stand in rows in a large hall. The Home provided care for Roman Catholic children who were orphans or otherwise without a home. Date: circa 1912

Background imageProvided Collection: HMS Argus 149

HMS Argus 149
Royal Navy - HMS Argus 149, an aircraft carrier, seen in March 1939. Argus served from 1918 to 1944. After commissioning, the ship was involved for several years in the development of the optimum

Background imageProvided Collection: WW2 Birthday Card, Tons Of Luck

WW2 Birthday Card, Tons Of Luck
A WW2 birthday greetings card, the illustration shows a large delivery of good fortune, in the way of sacks of horseshoes, provided by a pair of cats and two horses, wearing tin hats and satchels

Background imageProvided Collection: House In North Hampshire, Garden Front

House In North Hampshire, Garden Front
An architectural photo lithograph of the garden front of a house in North Hampshire, reproduced from a design possibly by the architect Ernest Newton

Background imageProvided Collection: House In North Hampshire, Entrance Front

House In North Hampshire, Entrance Front
An architectural photo lithograph of the entrance front of a house in North Hampshire, reproduced from a design possibly by the architect Ernest Newton

Background imageProvided Collection: At The Night Restaurant

At The Night Restaurant
A coloured drawing of some finely dressed guests at a night restaurant, some are interacting to the right, while others are sat at a long table

Background imageProvided Collection: Orchestrelle Company Advertisement Aeolian Vocalion

Orchestrelle Company Advertisement Aeolian Vocalion
An illustrated advertisement for The orchestrelle Company, promoting the Aeolian Vocalion, an exquisite gramophone, with features including the Graduola, which gives personal control of tone

Background imageProvided Collection: Women Under a Tree

Women Under a Tree
A painting of two women, wearing white dresses, one is sat on a chair that is placed in the shade provided by a large autumnal leaved tree. Date: circa 1917

Background imageProvided Collection: Mr. Vernon-Ward's Treatment Salons

Mr. Vernon-Ward's Treatment Salons
A photograph of the interior entrance hall which leads to Mr. Vernon-Ward's treatment salons, at Vere Street. The medical establishment had some fame for combatting obesity via fat reduction

Background imageProvided Collection: Lux Advertisement

Lux Advertisement
An illustrated advertisement for Lever Brothers Limited, promoting Lux, a product used for washing dainty fabrics. The main oval framed picture shows a woman being told that her lace fabrics

Background imageProvided Collection: HMS Kale, E-class - River-class destroyer

HMS Kale, E-class - River-class destroyer
Royal Navy - HMS Kale, a Hawthorn Leslie type River-class destroyer ordered under the 1903-1904 Naval Estimates and named after the Kale Water in the Scottish Borders

Background imageProvided Collection: Armstrong Whitworth AW. 650 Argosy T. 2 9Q-COA

Armstrong Whitworth AW. 650 Argosy T. 2 9Q-COA
(ex Royal Air Force) Armstrong Whitworth AW.650 Argosy T.2 9Q-COA Jason (msn 6791, ex XR136), of O.R.A.S. (Otrag Range Air Services) at East Midlands Airport, in November 1977

Background imageProvided Collection: CHINESE FUNERAL CUSTOM

CHINESE FUNERAL CUSTOM
The corpse is provided with a passport to ensure his easy entry into the next world : this is burned at the time of his funeral Date: 1915

Background imageProvided Collection: Boeing WC-135B Constant Phoenix 61-2666

Boeing WC-135B Constant Phoenix 61-2666
United States Air Force - Boeing WC-135B Constant Phoenix 61-2666 (msn 18342) at McCleelan Air Force Base. Designated Constant Phoenix to collect atmospheric samples for the purpose of detecting

Background imageProvided Collection: United States Air Force Boeing WC-135B 61-2666

United States Air Force Boeing WC-135B 61-2666 (msn 18342) at McCleelan Air Force Base. Boeing C-135B-BN Stratolifter (Boeing 717-185)

Background imageProvided Collection: The Royal Surrey Theatre

The Royal Surrey Theatre
The Surrey Theatre, London began life in 1782 as the Royal Circus and Equestrian Philharmonic Academy, one of the many circuses that provided entertainment of both horsemanship and drama (hippodrama)

Background imageProvided Collection: Fishmongers Almshouses

Fishmongers Almshouses
The almshouses were on the area west of Newington Butts and south of St Georges Road. Erected in two phases: firstly St. Peters Hospital was built by the company in 1615-1618; the other

Background imageProvided Collection: Duke of Norfolks Almshouses, Greenwich

Duke of Norfolks Almshouses, Greenwich
View across the Thames from Greenwich of the The Duke of Norfolks Almshouses, in 1796. In 1613 Henry Howard, Earl of Northampton

Background imageProvided Collection: Shepherds Well

Shepherds Well
View of Shepherds Well in 1820, which provided the dwellers of Hampstead with water. Date: 1875

Background imageProvided Collection: Ruysselede Reformatory, Belgium - Gymnastics class

Ruysselede Reformatory, Belgium - Gymnastics class
An exercise or gymnastics class at the Ruysselede Reformatory School, Belgium. The sailing ship at the rear provided training in nautical skills. Date: Date unknown

Background imageProvided Collection: National Childrens Home, Bethnal Green - Cripples Parlour

National Childrens Home, Bethnal Green - Cripples Parlour
Children attending the Cripples Parlour at the National Childrens Home (NCH), Bonner Road, Bethnal Breen. It provided education and other daytime facilities for disabled children in the area

Background imageProvided Collection: Curtis British Entomology Plate 423

Curtis British Entomology Plate 423
Hymenoptera: Foenus assectator = Gasteruption assectator (Short-tailed Foenus) [Plant: Dactylorhiza (= Dactylorchis) maculata? (Orchis latifolia, Marsh Orchis)

Background imageProvided Collection: Armstrong Whitworth AW. 650 Argosy C. 1 9Q-COE

Armstrong Whitworth AW. 650 Argosy C. 1 9Q-COE
(ex Royal Air Force) Armstrong Whitworth AW.650 Argosy C.1 9Q-COE (msn 6778, ex XP446), of O.R.A.S. (Otrag Range Air Services) at East Midlands Airport

Background imageProvided Collection: Armstrong Whitworth AW. 650 Argosy T. 2 9Q-COA

Armstrong Whitworth AW. 650 Argosy T. 2 9Q-COA
(ex Royal Air Force) Armstrong Whitworth AW.650 Argosy T.2 9Q-COA Jason (msn 6791, ex XR136), of O.R.A.S. (Otrag Range Air Services) at East Midlands Airport

Background imageProvided Collection: At Stradello, Italy, Guglielmo Bonfoco refuses anaesthetics during his leg amputation

At Stradello, Italy, Guglielmo Bonfoco refuses anaesthetics during his leg amputation, provided he may play his accordion Date: 1911

Background imageProvided Collection: Large Green Desk Date: 1880

Large Green Desk Date: 1880

Background imageProvided Collection: SERVANTS HALL / FOOD

SERVANTS HALL / FOOD
A scene in the Servants Hall - a Footman complains to the master of the house about the quality of the food provided Date: 1846

Background imageProvided Collection: Religion - India - Ganga

Religion - India - Ganga
King Shantanu meets GANGA, the goddess of the Ganges river, and she becomes his first queen provided he never speaks an angry word to her (which of course one day he does...)

Background imageProvided Collection: LONDON IN 1955

LONDON IN 1955
An artist in 1905 shows what the London of 1955 will be like - that is, provided there arent any wars to get in the way of peaceful progress... Date: 1905

Background imageProvided Collection: Red Lion Tavern

Red Lion Tavern
Various aspects of the old Red Lion Tavern. Possibly dating from the mid-16th century, this rambling building stood in Chick Lane (also called West Street) near Saffron Hill in West Smithfield

Background imageProvided Collection: St Faiths House of Mercy, Lostwithiel, Cornwall

St Faiths House of Mercy, Lostwithiel, Cornwall
The St Faiths House of Mercy at Lostwithiel provided a home and support for fallen women such as unmarried pregnant girls. Date: Date unknown

Background imageProvided Collection: Bangkok, family and escort - Thailand

Bangkok, family and escort - Thailand - Mr. Sit and the Ministry of Finance birds (Mr. Sit was our escort provided by the Bank of Thailand) Date: 1952

Background imageProvided Collection: Come Aboard, Sir! by Edmund Blampied

Come Aboard, Sir! by Edmund Blampied
An illustration by Edmund Blampied or Blam (1886-1966) of a young lady relaxing at the prow of a yacht while the breeze blows her hair

Background imageProvided Collection: Gnostic Talisman

Gnostic Talisman
GNOSTIC TALISMAN which provided protection against evil, both physical and moral

Background imageProvided Collection: Nazareth House, Middlesbrough

Nazareth House, Middlesbrough
A view of the Nazareth House, Middlesbrough, which provided accommodation for the elderly and orphaned children. Date: circa 1910

Background imageProvided Collection: Abbey Street Ragged Schools, Bethnal Green

Abbey Street Ragged Schools, Bethnal Green
A free breakfast is provided to pupils at the Abbey Street Ragged Schools, Bethnal Green. Children sit at trestle tables. A woman sits at a harmonium. Date: late 1800s



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