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Marie Curie
Born in Poland in 1867, after receiving her secondary education she worked as a governess for eight years. Marie moved to Paris and read Physics at the Sorbonne

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Anton Chekhov with Moscow Art Theatre group
Anton Chekhov, Russian writer (1860-1904) at the centre of a group of people from the Moscow Art Theatre -- Constantin Stanislavski on his right, Olga Knipper (Chekhovs wife) to Stanislavskis right

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The Day Dream, 1880 By Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882). English poet, illustrator and painter. Victoria and Albert Museum. London. England. United Kingdom

Background imageRead Collection: England cricket team of 1885

England cricket team of 1885
Cricketers of the England eleven of 1885, with W G Grace at the centre, surrounded by Barnes, Lyttelton, Shrewsbury, Gunn, Bates, Steel, Read, Peate, Barlow and Ulyett. 1885

Background imageRead Collection: St Anne Teaches Mary

St Anne Teaches Mary
Saint Anne teaches Mary, the future mother of Jesus, to read from a book of a type which will not come into use until the 2nd century AD

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Octobers bright blue weather A good time to read!. Poster for the WPA Statewide Library Project, showing a boy reading a book, surrounded by a bat, ghost, witch, and other images of Halloween

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Woman reading a book
A beautiful young woman with blonde hair and red lipsticked lips, wears a lilac gown with sky blue fur trim. She reclines in her favourite chair to read her book. 1937

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A Reader in cigar factory, Tampa, Fla. He reads books and newspapers at top of his voice all day long. This is all the education many of these workers receive

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Learning words
A boy catching the alphabet and words in his net 1922

Background imageRead Collection: My Turn by Muriel Dawson

My Turn by Muriel Dawson
A little red-haired girl studies the newspaper

Background imageRead Collection: Off to Fairyland by Muriel Dawson

Off to Fairyland by Muriel Dawson
A small child engrossed in a huge book of fairy tales

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Soviet Women Read Pravda
Soviet women factory workers read Pravda on the day the Anglo-Soviet Agreement is announced

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King Alfred Reading
KING OF THE WEST SAXONS King Alfred reading

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Edinburgh Uni Studying
Students at Edinburgh University, apparently studying science, read and make notes in a library

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Witches Sabbat (Herr)
Diabolical goings-on at the sabbat - ladies yield to demonic temptations while the more intellectual read forbidden books

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Crofters of Lewis Riot
The crofters of Lewis, in the Hebrides, riot against enclosures by landowners : the Riot Act is read at Aignish Farm, near Stornoway

Background imageRead Collection: Edmund Spenser reading to Raleigh

Edmund Spenser reading to Raleigh
Edmund Spenser reading the first part of his epic poem The Faerie Queen to Sir Walter Raleigh in Ireland

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The Sermon of Saint John the Baptist by Pieter Brueghel the
Pieter Brueghel the Elder (c.1525-1569). Flemish painter. The Sermon of Saint John the Baptist. Detail. Museum of Fine Arts. Budapest. Hungary

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Anti-Demon Prayer
This prayer will defend you against evil spirits and demons : if they can t read it, they can take warning from the picture !

Background imageRead Collection: Writing / a Rebus

Writing / a Rebus
A poor old MAN was driving a PIG TOE mARKet with a STRING tEYEd TOE its LEG wHEN by SUM accident the PIG got loose. The MAN ran after him BUTT PIGgy sCAPEd... now read on

Background imageRead Collection: The Golden Bough

The Golden Bough
The GOLDEN BOUGH, discovered by Aeneas, was a focal point of Roman belief; for the full story, read Sir James Frazers multi-volumed investigation into its significance

Background imageRead Collection: Music cover, In the Quartermasters Stores

Music cover, In the Quartermasters Stores (My Eyes are Dim I Cannot See), words and music adapted by Box, Cox and Bert Read. 1940

Background imageRead Collection: To speak up for democracy, read up on democracy

To speak up for democracy, read up on democracy. Poster showing three men conversing at a table with books, with an American flag and founding father in the background. Date between 1935 and 1943

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Election Returns, USA
A crowd gathers outside the office of the New York Herald newspaper to read the election returns; they have to be kept in order by police officers

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THE LITTLE LIBRARIAN
The little librarian A girl sits on a fur rug, with her doll and a cat for company, and chooses a large book from the shelf to read

Background imageRead Collection: Court-Martial of Lt. Perry of H. Majesty?s 46th Regiment

Court-Martial of Lt. Perry of H. Majesty?s 46th Regiment
The Court-Martial of Lieut. Perry of H. Majesty?s 46th Regiment, in the Mess Room at Windsor Barracks, August 1854.Coloured lithograph after artist unknown, published by Read and Co, London

Background imageRead Collection: Illustration by Cecil Aldin, Stories from Puppyland

Illustration by Cecil Aldin, Stories from Puppyland. Mr Terrier, proud father of ten puppies, smokes his pipe and reads his newspaper. Date: 1904

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Plain of Notre Dame de Lorette from Souchez, WW1
Ablain St. Nazaire - plain of Notre Dame de Lorette from Souchez. By Captain Edward Handley-Read, RBA (1869-1935), Machine Gun Corps

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Christmas Reflections
A large country house n a winters moonlit night. The lights from the windows are reflected in the lake in front of the house. Date: 1857

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Little Women / Round Fire
Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy & their Mother gather around the fire to read a letter

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Izvestia Distributed
Copies of the Moscow newspaper Izvestia (it means messages or reports) are distributed to soldiers of the Red Army. Fortunately, many of them can read

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Mother & Daughter Read
Mother reads a large book while her daughter hangs over her shoulders

Background imageRead Collection: Midshipmens Mess

Midshipmens Mess
Midshipmen eat, read and study in their mess on the Royal Navy warship Caesar

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St Laurence Grilled
Saint LAURENCE OF ROME When you read of suspects being grilled by the police, this is what they have in mind - he was martyred by being roasted on a grill

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Dog Reading by Pidding
A learned grandfather amuses his grandchildren by teaching the dog to read. The dog, wearing spectacles & smoking a pipe, sits on a stool to read a newspaper

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Old man reading newspaper in cafe, Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille
Old man concentrates on reading a newspaper in cafe, Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille, France Date: 1988

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Students of the Empire Test Pilots? School during a vis?
Students of the Empire Test Pilots? School during a visit to Rotol Ltd, Gloucester. Capt N.F. Harrison, DSO, SaF, extreme right; and H. Read, Rotol Instruction School, in civilian dress

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Woman in white dress, pink fichu and corsage, pink bonnet-chapeau. Handcoloured lithograph by A. Carrache after an illustration by Francois-Claudius Compte-Calix from Les Modes Parisienne sous le

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Old man sits in Tonis Bar in Escastell, near Mahon, Menorca
An old man sits in Tonis Bar in Escastell, near Mahon, Menorca, Spain. He is absorbed in reading a newspaper Date: 2013

Background imageRead Collection: In The Quartermaster's Stores

In The Quartermaster's Stores
An illustrated WW2 music sheet cover for In The Quartermaster's Stores, words and music adapted by Box, Cox and Bert Read

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Public Reading at the Cafe de Levante in Madrid
Leonardo Alenza y Nieto (1807-1845). Spanish painter. Public Reading at the Cafe de Levante in Madrid, circa 1825-1845. Lazaro Galdiano Museum. Madrid. Spain

Background imageRead Collection: Letter to Laura Francatelli, RMS Titanic survivor

Letter to Laura Francatelli, RMS Titanic survivor
White Star Line, RMS Titanic. Previously unseen letter dated 5th May 1938 on United Artists Studio Corporation, Hollywood notepaper to Titanic First Class passenger Laura Mabel Francatelli

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WW2, Good News
An illustration which portrays a little girl wearing striped pyjamas, she has just read a letter from a loved one, dictating that he is coming home from serving in WW2. Date: circa 1940s

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Turkey. Istanbul - Library of Raghib Pasha. Interior
Ottoman Empire. Turkey. Constantinople (Istanbul). Library of Raghib Pasha. Interior. Engraving by Lemaitre. Historia de Turquia by Joseph Marie Jouannin (1783-1844) and Jules Van Gaver, 1840

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RMS Lusitania - musical score, plate and bowl
RMS Lusitania - musical score The Lusitania Waltz by Ezra Read, In Memoriam ceramic plate showing Lusitania with the words Torpedoed 7th May 1915, and a bowl depicting the Lusitania/Mauretania

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J. & F. Martell Advertisement
An illustrated advertisement for J. & F. Martell Cognac, promoting Martell's brandy. The Pure Produce of France, can be read on a design, where a cherub can be seen pouring alcohol for a lady

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Rev. Samuel Marsden
A miniature portrait painting of Rev. Samuel Marsden, a senior chaplain in New South Wales during the governorship of Lachlan Macquarie. Date: circa 1921

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Mrs. Macquarie
Portrait from a miniature which now belongs in the Hobart Museum. The subject lady is Elizabeth Macquarie, second wife of Lachlan Macquarie, Governor of New South Wales between 1810 and 1821



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