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Background imagePurchase Collection: St. Louis Worlds Fair - Festival Hall and Cascades

St. Louis Worlds Fair - Festival Hall and Cascades
St. Louis Worlds Fair (Louisiana Purchase Exposition), St. Louis, Missouri, USA - Festival Hall and Cascades Date: 1904

Background imagePurchase Collection: Mr Percy Holden Illingworth, MP, and Lord Murray

Mr Percy Holden Illingworth, MP, and Lord Murray
Mr Percy Holden Illingworth, the chief whip for the Liberal Party pictured with Lord Murray whose purchase of the American Marconi shares had been leaked, causing much scandal at the time

Background imagePurchase Collection: Typical Scene in Pub

Typical Scene in Pub
A typical pub scene - one drunk gets aggressive, another over-cheerful; young children purchase drink and old women gossip... and the landlord pours

Background imagePurchase Collection: Kitchen of tenant purchase client. Hidalgo County, Texas

Kitchen of tenant purchase client. Hidalgo County, Texas. Date 1939 Feb

Background imagePurchase Collection: Gentleman Buying Necktie

Gentleman Buying Necktie
A gentleman chooses a tie to purchase

Background imagePurchase Collection: St. Louis World Fair, Missouri, USA - Souvenir Booklet Cover

St. Louis World Fair, Missouri, USA - Souvenir Booklet Cover
St. Louis World Fair, Missouri, USA - Cover of the souvenir fold-out booklet Date: 1904

Background imagePurchase Collection: INS Vikrant

INS Vikrant
Indian Navy - INS Vikrant, a Majestic-class light fleet aircraft carrier, laid down as HMS Hercules but not completed till 1961, after purchase by the Indian Navy

Background imagePurchase Collection: Advert for Standard Cars, temporarily unavailable for civilian purchase, due to the war. Date: 1943

Advert for Standard Cars, temporarily unavailable for civilian purchase, due to the war. Date: 1943

Background imagePurchase Collection: Washington MT Vernon

Washington MT Vernon
Washington acquired Mount Vernon in 1752 and will still be living there when he dies; the Mount Vernon Ladies Association of the Union will purchase it in 1858. acquired 1752

Background imagePurchase Collection: Comic postcard, Man selling his car Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Man selling his car Date: 20th century

Background imagePurchase Collection: Cartoon, The British Pioneers (Gladstone)

Cartoon, The British Pioneers (Gladstone)
Cartoon, The British Pioneers -- Gladstone in uniform takes an axe to some tangled tree roots, representing the Army Bill, which proved difficult for his government to carry in parliament

Background imagePurchase Collection: Pembroke camera advertisement

Pembroke camera advertisement
Advertisement listing to purchase a Pembroke camera. Can be bought from all chemists and druggist in the United Kingdom. Supplied by Evans, Sons, Lescher & Webb

Background imagePurchase Collection: Option warrant, Commonwealth & Southern Corporation

Option warrant, Commonwealth & Southern Corporation
Option warrant to purchase common stock of The Commonwealth & Southern Corporation, Delaware, USA -- 10 shares, dated 31 August 1929. Date: 1929

Background imagePurchase Collection: The Unwelcome Purchase or Disappointed Chinese

The Unwelcome Purchase or Disappointed Chinese. 1797

Background imagePurchase Collection: WW2 - English schoolboys buy vegetables from school garden

WW2 - English schoolboys buy vegetables from school garden
WW2 - English schoolboys buying vegetables from the school garden. Date: circa 1941

Background imagePurchase Collection: Suburban Water-Carts, London, 1875

Suburban Water-Carts, London, 1875
Two watercarts, delivering supplies in Londons suburbs in 1875. Several people bringing buckets out to the cart to purchase fresh water. Date: 1875

Background imagePurchase Collection: Advert for Masons & Hamlins cabinet organs 1877 Advert for Masons & Hamlins

Advert for Masons & Hamlins cabinet organs 1877 Advert for Masons & Hamlins
Advertisement for Masons & Hamlins, available with hire and purchase. Date: 1877

Background imagePurchase Collection: COVENT GARDEN 1848

COVENT GARDEN 1848
Covent Garden : ladies accompanied by their servant purchase flowers at the open- air flower market in the centre of London Date: 1848

Background imagePurchase Collection: WOOD STOVE POSTER

WOOD STOVE POSTER
Poster for MIRUS wood stove, which, if you are wise enough to purchase one, will entitle you to thumb your nose at Jack Frost Date: 1923

Background imagePurchase Collection: STREET TRADES / POTS

STREET TRADES / POTS
An itinerant pedlar seeks to persuade a French countrywoman to purchase one of his pots Date: circa 1840

Background imagePurchase Collection: WW2 - Shortage of Potatoes in Britain during the War

WW2 - Shortage of Potatoes in Britain during the War
Sorry No Potatoes - a British housewife has limited choice for her vegetable purchasing, as potato stocks dry up due to tight rationing control over supply - December, 1941. Date: 1941

Background imagePurchase Collection: Linen-Draper 1827

Linen-Draper 1827
A young woman feels the quality of the fabric before deciding whether to purchase it from the linen draper. Date: 1827

Background imagePurchase Collection: Letter from Buckingham Palace to artist Matania

Letter from Buckingham Palace to artist Matania
A letter to the Italian-born artist, Fortunino Matania, dated 13 June 1919, written by Queen Marys lady-in-waiting. The Queen had bought a painting from the artist

Background imagePurchase Collection: Prometheus shaving lamp - WWI

Prometheus shaving lamp - WWI
Prometheus shaving lamp - manufactured by W. H. Williams Patent. Officers Private Purchase - shaving brush set with brush in the top section and the base as a primus type fitting for heating water

Background imagePurchase Collection: Suffragette Mary Phillips Selling Votes for Women

Suffragette Mary Phillips Selling Votes for Women
Mary Phillips attempts to persuade a gent to purchase the suffragette paper. Date: circa 1908

Background imagePurchase Collection: WW2 - We win because we are the strongest - Buy War Bonds

WW2 - We win because we are the strongest - Buy War Bonds
WW2 - " We win because we are the strongest" - Buy French War Bonds. Map showing the comparative strength of the Allies. The Axis powers at this point did not include Italy and Japan

Background imagePurchase Collection: Buying A House by H M Bateman

Buying A House by H M Bateman is an illustration on the dangers of buying a house. The couple dance in the big rooms and run up and down the stairs and buy impulsively

Background imagePurchase Collection: St. Louis World Fair, Missouri, USA

St. Louis World Fair, Missouri, USA - The Louisiana Purchse Monument, the Administration Building, the Palace of Liberal Arts and the Palace of Agriculture. Date: 1904

Background imagePurchase Collection: Italy. Pompeii. Thermopolium

Italy. Pompeii. Thermopolium. Comercial establishment where it was possible to purchase ready-to-eat food. Via Austali with Vicolo Storto

Background imagePurchase Collection: Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826). American Founding Father. Pres

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826). American Founding Father. Pres
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826). American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776) and de third President of the United State (1801-1809). Colored engraving

Background imagePurchase Collection: Gladstone and Purchase

Gladstone and Purchase
WILLIAM EWART GLADSTONE He abolishes the system of purchasing commissions, against the wishes of the House of Lords. Date: 1809 - 1898

Background imagePurchase Collection: Flower Market, Paris

Flower Market, Paris
A bustling scene of commercial activity as customers purchase flowers and pot plants at the Marche aux Fleurs, Paris. Date: 1903

Background imagePurchase Collection: Dornier Do-X Photo 6

Dornier Do-X Photo 6
The massive 12-motor German flying boat on Lake Constance, before delivery to the Italian Air Force who purchase two (of three built) doubtless to gratify Il Duces megalomania. Date: 1932

Background imagePurchase Collection: A Dainty Purchase 1930

A Dainty Purchase 1930
Both customer and shop assistant seem delighted by this dainty purchase Date: 1930

Background imagePurchase Collection: Advert for Frank Havilands tableware 1912

Advert for Frank Havilands tableware 1912
Tasteful advertisement for Frank Havilands shop, Paris, where you can purchase tableware, things for making coffee and tea, and toilet articles 1912

Background imagePurchase Collection: Dornier Do-X Photo 3

Dornier Do-X Photo 3
The Italian Air Force purchase two (of three built) of this massive 12-motor German flying boat, which doubtless appeals to Mussolinis megalomania : seen here on lake Como. Date: 1932

Background imagePurchase Collection: Ticket office queue at station

Ticket office queue at station
Passengers queue to purchase their tickets. Date: 1891

Background imagePurchase Collection: Assyrian-Babylonian tablet with cuneiform characters

Assyrian-Babylonian tablet with cuneiform characters. Purchasing contract. 2000 B.C. Babylonian art. Terra-cotta. ITALY. LOMBARDY. Como. Civic Museum

Background imagePurchase Collection: 2nd Lieutenant Willis, Northumberland Fusiliers, WW1

2nd Lieutenant Willis, Northumberland Fusiliers, WW1
Portrait of 2nd Lieutenant Willis, Northumberland Fusiliers, by Lieutenant C W B Purchase, 16th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, 1916-1918

Background imagePurchase Collection: Humpty and Dumpty the rabbits are sold

Humpty and Dumpty the rabbits are sold
Sold Again! -- Humpty and Dumpty the twin rabbits are sold for a penny each, although their mother had told them that they were worth their weight in gold. Date: 1912

Background imagePurchase Collection: Christmas - Decorations being sold in Moscow

Christmas - Decorations being sold in Moscow
The interior of a 1928 Moscow shop laden with outlandish Christmas decorations available for purchase. Date: 1928

Background imagePurchase Collection: WW2 - Home front - British housewives queue to buy eggs

WW2 - Home front - British housewives queue to buy eggs
October, 1940 - British housewives queue to buy eggs, both domestically sourced and supplied from the Dominions - in this case, Canada. Date: 1940

Background imagePurchase Collection: Japan - Woman buying food from a street vendor

Japan - Woman buying food from a street vendor, possibly rather grateful to be able to rest his heavily-laden yolk of wares. Date: circa 1906

Background imagePurchase Collection: Buy War Bonds and Stamps - USA - WW2

Buy War Bonds and Stamps - USA - WW2
Patriotic Postcard from Alantic Cuty ( proud to become a part of the US Army Air Force ) encouraging the American populace to purchase War bonds

Background imagePurchase Collection: 18, 000 farthings for London Slum Childrens Breakfasts

18, 000 farthings for London Slum Childrens Breakfasts
18, 000 farthings collected in 1907 by R Arnold of 15 Mount Pleasant, Tunbridge Wells, Kent for the charitable purchase of London Slum Childrens Breakfasts. Date: 1907

Background imagePurchase Collection: Man who has bought a fine wooden chest at Auction

Man who has bought a fine wooden chest at Auction
In Possession. A man who has bought a fine wooden chest at an Auction awaiting transportation to remove it. Date: 1894

Background imagePurchase Collection: Duty-free Cigarettes and Alcohol - Norway

Duty-free Cigarettes and Alcohol - Norway
Two women and a man pose on the deck of a Norwegian ferry boat wit their duty free spirits and cigarettes. Following WW2 there was still considerable rationing of food and drink in the UK

Background imagePurchase Collection: St. Louis Worlds Fair - Busch Place with mammoth plant in ba

St. Louis Worlds Fair - Busch Place with mammoth plant in ba
St. Louis Worlds Fair (Louisiana Purchase Exposition), St. Louis, Missouri, USA - Busch Place with mammoth plant (Brewery) in background



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