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Background imageReads Collection: The Kinecar by William Heath Robinson

The Kinecar by William Heath Robinson
Double page illustration by William Heath Robinson (1872-1944) showing a well-equipped omnibus transporting passengers while they watch a film

Background imageReads Collection: Suffragette Cat In Hat and Flag

Suffragette Cat In Hat and Flag. A cat wears a large picture hat and a flag in WSPU colours, purple, white and green, fastened as a shawl with VFW badge

Background imageReads Collection: Higher Education

Higher Education
A Blue Stocking reads in a Library. Illustration by Webster Murray

Background imageReads Collection: Girl playing Nurse

Girl playing Nurse
A young girl in her nurses outfit, tends to her teddys injuries with copious bandaging, whilst a pet cat watches on. She seems to be getting her medical knowledge from the First Aid manual in her

Background imageReads Collection: Suffragette Cat in Straw Hat Votes for Women

Suffragette Cat in Straw Hat Votes for Women. Cat in a straw hat, placed at a jaunty angle, wears a large placard which reads, Votes for Women Date: circa 1908

Background imageReads Collection: Ruins d Ypres with wooden frame from a Cloth Hall beam

Ruins d Ypres with wooden frame from a Cloth Hall beam
Ruins d Ypres 1918. Framed in a wooden frame with an inscribed plaque which reads This frame made from a piece of beam from the Cloth Hall, Ypres. Paul Mansard

Background imageReads Collection: Child Reads at Window

Child Reads at Window
Picture Books in Winter: " Summer fading, winter comes; Frosty mornings, tingling thumbs, Window robins, winter rooks, & the picture story books."

Background imageReads Collection: ERNESTO CHE GUEVARA

ERNESTO CHE GUEVARA
ERNESTO GUEVARA - Che Guevara reading a book in Havana in 1960. *UNAVAILABLE FOR USE IN ASIA AT PRESENT*

Background imageReads Collection: The Zulu war. Scene of the Battle of Isandula (Isandhlwana)

The Zulu war. Scene of the Battle of Isandula (Isandhlwana)
After the Battle of Isadhlwana. A description by Lieutenant Crealock reads, Day waned and the night hung over the hill, when we reached the last ridge, beyond which lay what had been our camp

Background imageReads Collection: Flying for the Summer Week-end by C. E. Turner

Flying for the Summer Week-end by C. E. Turner
Illustration from 1928 by C.E. Turner reflecting the growing rise of civilian flying in the 1920s. The caption reads, ...only last month there was a house-party at which the ten guests

Background imageReads Collection: Suffragette Hen Pecked Husband Suffers

Suffragette Hen Pecked Husband Suffers. Poor Hen-Pecked husband cleans out the fire while wife tells him what to do. Caption reads, My Wifes joined the suffrage movement

Background imageReads Collection: Woman reading a book

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

Background imageReads Collection: A Reader in cigar factory, Tampa, Fla. He reads books and ne

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

Background imageReads 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

Background imageReads Collection: Girl Reads Struwelpeter

Girl Reads Struwelpeter
A young girl improves her sense of right and wrong by reading Struwwelpeter

Background imageReads Collection: Suffragette Rush House of Commons Flyer 1908

Suffragette Rush House of Commons Flyer 1908. An original leaflet/flyer issued by the WSPU. Reads Votes for Women Men and women Help the Suffragettes to Rush the House of Commons on Tuesday Evening

Background imageReads Collection: Lusitania Medal

Lusitania Medal
The medal struck in Germany to commemorate the sinking. It reads " Business above all on Cunard Line. The great liner Lusitania sunk by a German submarine."

Background imageReads Collection: Abc Cafe London / 1900

Abc Cafe London / 1900
The Aerated Bread Company Cafe (ABC) Ludgate Hill, London. The tea rooms opened in the 1860s, serving hot drinks and snacks. The stair sign reads Ladies Coffee Room Downstairs

Background imageReads Collection: Dancing Hours

Dancing Hours
Black and white. Image shows a bas relief of six ladies, each holding the hand of the ones next to her, and apparently dancing. This is a Wedgwood bas relief originally attributed to John Flaxman Jr

Background imageReads Collection: A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens - Coloured slide with handwritten inscription - Lorry reads the dispatch Recalled to Life

Background imageReads Collection: Suffragette Militant Attack on Golf Course

Suffragette Militant Attack on Golf Course. A Suffragette under cover of darkness, pours acid on the golf course, unaware shes being watched

Background imageReads Collection: Lenin Reads Pravda 1918

Lenin Reads Pravda 1918
VLADIMIR ILICH ULYANOV LENIN reading Pravda in his study

Background imageReads Collection: Hindu Scriptures / Lahore

Hindu Scriptures / Lahore
Ranjit Singh reads the Hindu scriptures on the roof of the palace at Lahore. He was the founder of the Punjab Empire and a Sikh leader

Background imageReads Collection: Female Type / Reading Book

Female Type / Reading Book
A lady reads a book, wearing a cloche hat, Louis heel shoes, stockings and either a chemise or a pair of cami-knickers

Background imageReads Collection: Cock Robin 1

Cock Robin 1
After the unfortunate death of Cock Robin, the Rook reads the burial service

Background imageReads Collection: Cafe Josty Scene 1890

Cafe Josty Scene 1890
CAFE JOSTY A gentleman pours cream into his coffee, while a couple are engrossed in their conversation. At the next table a man reads a paper Date: 1890

Background imageReads Collection: Geisha / Instruments / C1900

Geisha / Instruments / C1900
Three geisha, in informal kimono: one practises on her shamisen whilst another reads

Background imageReads Collection: Game / Children Acting

Game / Children Acting
A little girl stands on a stool and reads from a script, while her friends and their toys form the audience

Background imageReads Collection: Burial of De Soto on the Mississippi

Burial of De Soto on the Mississippi
Spanish soldiers lower the wrapped body of Hernando De Soto into the Mississippi River. A soldier holds a torch as a priest reads from the Bible

Background imageReads Collection: Suffragette, An Easter Prophecy

Suffragette, An Easter Prophecy. Suffragette hen with chick, rabbit and eggs. The hen carries a Votes for Women placard and the rhyme reads, When hens all join the suffrage ranks

Background imageReads Collection: Boy sitting and reading

Boy sitting and reading
A young boy sits on a pouffe reading a book. Pastel sketch by Raymond Sheppard

Background imageReads Collection: Teacher reading to infants, Brentwood, Essex

Teacher reading to infants, Brentwood, Essex

Background imageReads Collection: Turkish Hodja

Turkish Hodja
Turkish holy man ( Hodja ) - Constantinople. Once a man had taken pilgrimage to Mecca, he always wore a beard and was forthwith known as Haji (followed by his name) to denote this fact

Background imageReads Collection: Chaucer Reads at Court

Chaucer Reads at Court
GEOFFREY CHAUCER Chaucer reads one of his Canterbury Tales to Edward III and his court, at Sheen Castle in Surrey

Background imageReads Collection: Mother & Daughter Read

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

Background imageReads Collection: Camel / Travel / Bridge 1924

Camel / Travel / Bridge 1924
A woman reads her guide book on the back of a camel. She crosses a Chinese bridge, watched by an eskimo, a gondolier and a Tahitian singer

Background imageReads Collection: Leningrad Library

Leningrad Library
Reading in the library despite constant bombing - during the siege, bombs landed about every 3 minutes. The sign reads Please keep quiet

Background imageReads Collection: Girl Reads in Armchair

Girl Reads in Armchair
A girl sits in an armchair, with her hands behind her hair and wearing a white pinafore, reading a book

Background imageReads Collection: BARBER 1827

BARBER 1827
A barber trims the back of his customers hair while he reads his paper

Background imageReads Collection: Reading Palm Left

Reading Palm Left
A gipsy reads a palm - the left hand Theres happy days in store for you

Background imageReads Collection: Reading a Letter

Reading a Letter
She reads a letter above a vase of blue flowers

Background imageReads Collection: She Reads a Letter 1889

She Reads a Letter 1889
She reads a letter at her dressing table

Background imageReads Collection: Fortune Teller 1950S

Fortune Teller 1950S
A fortune teller reads a mans fortune for him by candlelight, using a pack of ordinary playing cards

Background imageReads Collection: Birdie Reads Thermometer

Birdie Reads Thermometer
Birdie Bowers reads the thermometer on the ramp

Background imageReads Collection: Epicurus / Virtus Mihi

Epicurus / Virtus Mihi
EPICURUS Greek philosopher: the Latin inscription reads " Virtue is my only pleasure"

Background imageReads Collection: Client: Tricosa - location: BOAC Terminal

Client: Tricosa - location: BOAC Terminal
Client: Tricosa - Beige White Suit - location: BOAC Terminal - November 1956 (Agency: S. C. Peacock) Shoot date: November 28, 1956 Date: 1956

Background imageReads Collection: Ernest King and other Marland Hospital Staff

Ernest King and other Marland Hospital Staff, including six male nurses. Reverse reads Ernest King is 2nd row centre. Charge Nurse Marland Hospital nr Rochdale, Lancs. Approx 1949. Date: circa 1949

Background imageReads Collection: A family taking their summer holiday on the South Coast

A family taking their summer holiday on the South Coast of England - seated in deckchairs on the beach, the couple's young baby havig great fun digging in the sand. Date: 1936



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