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Background imageRain Collection: Reids Palace Hotel advertisement

Reids Palace Hotel advertisement
Reids Palace Hotel in Madeira, boasting happy sunny days, no rain, no dust...unequalled private sea-bathing, afternoon and evening open air dances, childrens seawater pool, 100 bathing cabins

Background imageRain Collection: A Complete Wash-out, by William Heath Robinson

A Complete Wash-out, by William Heath Robinson
The trials of spring-cleaning as endured on the ark. Please note: Credit must appear as Courtesy of the Estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/ILN/Mary Evans

Background imageRain Collection: The Wettest Derby on Record by The Tout, 1927

The Wettest Derby on Record by The Tout, 1927
The Wettest Derby on record in 1927 with numerous well-known personalities of the turf coping with the flooded course with the help of umbrellas and rowing boats. Includes the jockey M

Background imageRain Collection: Please, Mr Policeman, where is Father Christmas by Matania

Please, Mr Policeman, where is Father Christmas by Matania
In the centre of London, close to Piccadilly Circus, two children stop a policeman from directing traffic to ask him where Father Christmas is

Background imageRain Collection: Rainy Street, Manchester

Rainy Street, Manchester
A typical English street on a rainy shopping day: an elderly couple use the zebra crossing

Background imageRain Collection: Barristers in the Rain

Barristers in the Rain
Barristers make their way through the rain along Carey Street from the Inns of Court to the London Law Courts, dressed in their traditional garb Date: 1886

Background imageRain Collection: J. M. W. Turner (1775-1851). British painter. Rain, Steam an

J. M. W. Turner (1775-1851). British painter. Rain, Steam an
J.M. W. Turner (1775-1851). British Romantic landscape painter. His work is regarded as a Romantic preface to Impressionism. Rain, Steam and Speed The Great Western Railway (1844)

Background imageRain Collection: St Swithin / Dudley / Maxims

St Swithin / Dudley / Maxims
SAINT SWITHIN or SWITHUN Anglo-Saxon ecclesiastic, Bishop of Winchester, associated with a prediction of rain for 40 days

Background imageRain Collection: Postman in the Snow

Postman in the Snow
This stalwart postman does his duty and delivers the post rain or shine, or in this case, thick winter snow. No chance of exceeding the 30 mile per hour speed limit!

Background imageRain Collection: Fable / Wind and Sun

Fable / Wind and Sun
THE WIND AND THE SUN Both disputed over who could cause the traveller to shed his cloak; the wind blew strongly, but in the suns gentle heat the man derobed

Background imageRain Collection: Soho, London - 2 and 3 Greek Street

Soho, London - 2 and 3 Greek Street, the Gay Hussar restaurant and the Soho Wine Market, next to the House of St Barnabas. 1973

Background imageRain Collection: Stormy Scarborough

Stormy Scarborough
Rough sea and waves lashing the Yorkshire coastline at Scarborough, England, much to the delight of wet holidaymakers! Date: 1950s

Background imageRain Collection: Rain in Troon

Rain in Troon
Troon, in Scotland, must be one of the wettest places to be found, if this postcard can be believed

Background imageRain Collection: East End Doss House, London

East End Doss House, London
Exterior of a lodging house or doss house in the East End of London, probably Whitechapel. A man and a boy stand outside. A sign above the door reads BEDS 4d. Per Night FOR SINGLE MEN ONLY

Background imageRain Collection: Nobody Loves Me by George Studdy

Nobody Loves Me by George Studdy
A wet and bedraggled Bonzo, the comic canine creation of George Studdy, is found tied to a lamp post in the pouring rain and forgotten by a policeman with a torch

Background imageRain Collection: Hardy / Jude the Obscure

Hardy / Jude the Obscure
Jude at the mile-stone

Background imageRain Collection: A Rough Day, Whitby, North Yorkshire

A Rough Day, Whitby, North Yorkshire
A Rough Day in Whitby, North Yorkshire. Date: early 20th century

Background imageRain Collection: Customs / Saint Swithin s

Customs / Saint Swithin s
According to tradition, if it rains on the 15th of July - St Swithins Day - it will continue to rain for the following 40 days

Background imageRain Collection: Eviction in County Kerry, Ireland

Eviction in County Kerry, Ireland
A poor family are evicted from their home in County Kerry, Ireland

Background imageRain Collection: Map of Peru 1683 Mallet

Map of Peru 1683 Mallet
Perou. A map showing a coastal part of South America on the South Pacific. Both the equator and tropic of Capricorn are given

Background imageRain Collection: The Hiker & Camper 1934

The Hiker & Camper 1934
Stylised front cover of The Hiker and Camper magazine featuring an advertisement for Stormgard rain capes, leggings sou westers & rucksacks, all necessary for keen hikers

Background imageRain Collection: Unveiling of the Royal Scots Grey Memorial, Princes Street

Unveiling of the Royal Scots Grey Memorial, Princes Street
The unveiling ceremony of the Royal Scots Grey Memorial by William Birnie Rhind (1853 - 1933), West Gardens Cottage, Princes St, Edinburgh, Scotland - by Earl of Rosebery on 16th November 1906

Background imageRain Collection: Periscope and All by Gerald C. Hudson, WW1

Periscope and All by Gerald C. Hudson, WW1
Humorous cartoon depicting the grimness of life in the trenches. THOMAS (encountering a pal on the surface of a flooded crater): Lor! Enry, ow you did make me jump. I thought you was a submarine

Background imageRain Collection: Hindu God Indra

Hindu God Indra
Indra, King of the hindu gods in an early collection of hymns, the Rig Veda. He had authority over the sky; he could rend clouds apart with thunderbolts to make rain

Background imageRain Collection: Piccadilly Circus, London 1926

Piccadilly Circus, London 1926
Piccadilly Circus and the statue of Eros in London at night, 1926. Date: 1926

Background imageRain Collection: LFB major control unit in operation at a fire

LFB major control unit in operation at a fire
LFB firefighters in action, and a major Control Unit vehicle in attendance at a fire, 7 October 1955. The Control Unit had its own dedicated operational staff

Background imageRain Collection: Girl in yellow with black dog, by Muriel Dawson

Girl in yellow with black dog, by Muriel Dawson
A little girl in a yellow coat and hat, walking along with a black dog, by Muriel Dawson. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageRain Collection: Boer War Memorial unveiling, Haverfordwest, South Wales

Boer War Memorial unveiling, Haverfordwest, South Wales
Commemorative photograph of the unveiling of the Boer War Memorial at St Mary the Virgin Church, High Street, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Dyfed, South Wales

Background imageRain Collection: Modern Athenians plate 17 - Edinburgh

Modern Athenians plate 17 - Edinburgh
Mr Robert Burt (d. 1839) a merry hearted physician, approaching Mr Roger Aytoun (d. 1843). Both men expecting rain and carrying each an umbrella

Background imageRain Collection: The New Submarine Danger by Bairnsfather

The New Submarine Danger by Bairnsfather
The New Submarine Danger " They ll be torpedoin us if we stick ere much longer, Bill" A cartoon by Captain Bruce Bairnsfather in The Bystander, featuring his popular characters Old Bill

Background imageRain Collection: Advert for Foxs umbrellas

Advert for Foxs umbrellas
Advertisement for Foxs umbrellas : when buying an umbrella insist upon having a Foxs Frame. Foxs are the best! Date: 1901

Background imageRain Collection: Britannia and Eve magazine, March 1933

Britannia and Eve magazine, March 1933
Front cover illustration featuring an extremely glamorous lady wearing a bright orange coat with fur trims, a yellow hat with orange feather and holding a blue clutch bag

Background imageRain Collection: Policemans helmet with Christmas lights

Policemans helmet with Christmas lights
A closeup view of a policemans helmet with a night time street behind it, decorated with Christmas lights

Background imageRain Collection: Queen Alexandra and Crown Prince Olav, London

Queen Alexandra and Crown Prince Olav, London
Queen Alexandra (1844-1925) and her grandson, Crown Prince Olav of Norway (1903-1991), leaving the newly opened Whiteleys Store in Bayswater, West London

Background imageRain Collection: Jorrocks Hunt / Surtees

Jorrocks Hunt / Surtees
Or Mr. Jorrockss Hunt ; Jorrocks out hunting on a wet day

Background imageRain Collection: Children / Rainy Day 1884

Children / Rainy Day 1884
Two little girls walk home under a large umbrella on a rainy day

Background imageRain Collection: FREYR

FREYR
Freyr is the brother of Freja, and the Scandinavian god of fruitfulness, crops, sun and rain

Background imageRain Collection: RAINBOW

RAINBOW
A magnificent rainbow arch seems to form a bridge from land to sea, illuminating the foreground fields in iridescent light while the rain clouds disperse

Background imageRain Collection: Man being attacked by a parrot and cat in a drawing room

Man being attacked by a parrot and cat in a drawing room. More Miseries. Handcoloured copperplate engraving designed and etched by Thomas Rowlandson to accompany Reverend James Beresfords Miseries of

Background imageRain Collection: Cartoon, John Bull is forced to accept American aid from Uncle Sam. Date: 1879

Cartoon, John Bull is forced to accept American aid from Uncle Sam. Date: 1879

Background imageRain Collection: A Rain Squall, Concarneau

A Rain Squall, Concarneau. Williams, Terrick John 1860-1936

Background imageRain Collection: Little girl at a window -- No Walk Today

Little girl at a window -- No Walk Today
A little Victorian girl stands at a window, watching the rain -- a black and white reproduction of a painting by Sophie Anderson entitled No Walk Today

Background imageRain Collection: Modern Athenians plate 6 - Edinburgh

Modern Athenians plate 6 - Edinburgh
John Jeffrey (1775-1848) the younger and only brother of Francis, Lord Jeffrey, facing Charles Kilpartick Sharpe (1781-1851) a long resident of Edinburgh, eccentric in ways and dress

Background imageRain Collection: London Romance

London Romance
A couple shelter from the rain under a red umbrella during a romantic walk beside the River Thames and the Houses of Parliament, Westminster, central London. Date: 1960s

Background imageRain Collection: Couple in Rain 1922

Couple in Rain 1922
A happy couple out walking: who cares if its raining?

Background imageRain Collection: China / Russians & British

China / Russians & British
DR SAMUEL JOHNSON standing for an hour in Uttoxeter market-place in penance for refusing, as a boy, when asked by his father to sell books there

Background imageRain Collection: Man with broken umbrella stands in pouring rain

Man with broken umbrella stands in pouring rain
Man in raincoat, hat and galoshes standing in the middle of a field in pouring rain holding up a broken umbrella for protection. (John Turner self-portrait.) Date: 1930s

Background imageRain Collection: Porthcawl, Wales

Porthcawl, Wales
An elderly man looks out to sea from the promenade at Porthcawl, South Wales. It is winter and he holds a large umbrella. First published The Sunday Times Date: 1989



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