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Background imageReal Collection: Real Tennis & Racquets

Real Tennis & Racquets
The racquets used to play the game are depicted below a match in progress. Date: 1771

Background imageReal Collection: Prestatyn Holiday Camp, for a real seaside holiday

Prestatyn Holiday Camp, for a real seaside holiday
Cover illustration for Prestatyn Holiday Camp, for a real seaside holiday, showing a couple in swimwear, holding hands and gazing at one another

Background imageReal Collection: Real Tennis in Paris

Real Tennis in Paris
The last jeu de paume in Paris, Passage Cendrier

Background imageReal Collection: First to fight - Democracys vanguard US Marine Corps - Join

First to fight - Democracys vanguard US Marine Corps - Join now and test your courage - Real fighting with real fighters. Poster showing marines storming a beach. Date 1917

Background imageReal Collection: Windsor Real Tennis 1500

Windsor Real Tennis 1500
Real tennis is played at Windsor Castle, during the reign of Henry VII

Background imageReal Collection: Real Tennis at Lord s

Real Tennis at Lord s
A match is played at Lords Court, London. Date: circa 1860

Background imageReal Collection: Irish gentleman in a whisky bar in Dublin prison, 1821

Irish gentleman in a whisky bar in Dublin prison, 1821
Irish gentleman in Croftons whisky and beer bar in Dublin prison, 1821. Bankrupt Brian Boru with his friends in the taproom drinking with criminals and debtors. The Tap in Sheriffs Prison

Background imageReal Collection: The Ghost Train, travel on the thrills and laughter line

The Ghost Train, travel on the thrills and laughter line
The Ghost Train, Do you feel like Nothing on Earth? Then there is an Express reason why you should see The Ghost Train with a real Bogey

Background imageReal Collection: The Caledonian Market, London, 1912

The Caledonian Market, London, 1912
Shoppers viewing stalls of goods at the Caledonian Road Market, London, on a Friday in 1912. This image shows a real mix of London society looking through china, houseware and clothes. 1912

Background imageReal Collection: The Marriage of General Mite and Millie Edwards, Mancheste

The Marriage of General Mite and Millie Edwards, Mancheste
Engraving showing a series of scenes from the marriage of General Mite, real name Francis Joseph Flynn, and Miss Millie Edwards held at St. James Hall, Manchester, 1884

Background imageReal Collection: Real Tennis in Italy

Real Tennis in Italy
Giocco della racchetta - four Italians in a game of real tennis in an indoor court, watched by spectators

Background imageReal Collection: Malleus Maleficarum

Malleus Maleficarum
The Hammer of witches, authored by Dominicans Jakob Sprenger and Heinrich Kramer, is the most influential book promoting the real existence of the witchcraft heresy

Background imageReal Collection: CHRISTs COLLEGE 1690

CHRISTs COLLEGE 1690
A bird s-eye view of the college showing the chapel, dining hall, library, the Deans lodgings & garden, the kitchen & an area for playing le jeu de paume (real tennis ?)

Background imageReal Collection: Dorset / Moreton / Talbothay

Dorset / Moreton / Talbothay
A typical village lane at Moreton, Dorset, model for the village near Talbothays in Thomas Hardys novel Tess of the d Urbervilles

Background imageReal Collection: Orffyreus Wheel & Man

Orffyreus Wheel & Man
The perpetual motion wheel of Orffyreus, real name Johann Ernst Elias Bessler, is set in motion by a man

Background imageReal Collection: Norton I / American Royal

Norton I / American Royal
JOSHUA " EMPEROR" NORTON I Claimant to the imperial throne of North America (1859); he made a fortune in real-estate speculation

Background imageReal Collection: Fashionable 1960S Hat

Fashionable 1960S Hat
A girl with heavy black eye make-up wearing a black, shaggy fur hat - real or fake?

Background imageReal Collection: Cockney Blacksmith / 1932

Cockney Blacksmith / 1932
Mr Charles Mitchell, the village smithy of Pyecombe, Sussex, claims to be a real cockney. Pyecombe forge have been making their famous crooks for centuries

Background imageReal Collection: Lyttleton V Saunders 89

Lyttleton V Saunders 89
A Lyttleton and C Saunders play real tennis at New Princes Club in Knightsbridge, London, which was recently opened by the Prince of Wales

Background imageReal Collection: Princess and the Pea

Princess and the Pea
I have scarcely closed my eyes all night, complains the princess, proving that she is a REAL princess, so sensitive that single a pea beneath her mattress keeps her awake

Background imageReal Collection: ALLAN KARDEC

ALLAN KARDEC
Allan Kardec - real name Hyppolyte Leon Denizard Rivail French medium and occult theorist, father of modern spiritism

Background imageReal Collection: Toilet Services, Real Wedgwood Ware, Plate 50

Toilet Services, Real Wedgwood Ware, Plate 50, showing patterned washing bowls, jugs, soap dishes, and a slop pail far too nice to put slops in. Date: circa 1880s

Background imageReal Collection: GEORGE ORWELL 1903-1950

GEORGE ORWELL 1903-1950
GEORGE ORWELL (real name Eric Arthur Blair) English writer, fought in Spanish Civil War on the Republican side and gained fame with novels Animal Farm (1944) and 1984 (1949)

Background imageReal Collection: Emmanuel College 1690

Emmanuel College 1690
A bird s-eye view of the college showing the chapel, dining hall, library, the Deans lodgings, gardens, brewery, kitchen & an area for real- tennis or le jeu de paume

Background imageReal Collection: Peary and Cook dispute over the North Pole

Peary and Cook dispute over the North Pole
Robert Peary and Frederick Cook dispute over who reached the North Pole first -- but the real question is whether either of them got there at all

Background imageReal Collection: Fife Arms Hotel, Braemar, Scotland

Fife Arms Hotel, Braemar, Scotland. Date: 1940s

Background imageReal Collection: HMS Revenge, British battleship

HMS Revenge, British battleship Date: 1935

Background imageReal Collection: White Star Line, RMS Titanic - bookpost postcard

White Star Line, RMS Titanic - bookpost postcard
White Star Line, RMS Titanic - rare pre-sinking bookpost postcard, Signal Series, real photo postcard postally used 10 February 1912: Dear Father, I'm over in Belfast on the Titanic

Background imageReal Collection: The General Strike - Government leaders

The General Strike - Government leaders
Government leaders during the General Strike: Ministers and Commissioners. 1. Chief Civil Commissioner: Sir W. Mitchell-Thomson, 2. Principal Chief Assistant Commissioner, Mr. A. B. Lowry, 3

Background imageReal Collection: Royal Playthings

Royal Playthings
An advertisement by F.Ad. Richter of Fenchurch Street, London for real stone building blocks, as played with by the Royal children

Background imageReal Collection: Karo Syrup Advert

Karo Syrup Advert
Why do thousands of women say that wherever there is Karo, there is good cooking - and a real pride in the family table?

Background imageReal Collection: The Real Enemy

The Real Enemy
The real social enemy is the capitalist who tramples the people and grabs the gold

Background imageReal Collection: Advert / Chicken Feed

Advert / Chicken Feed
Vigam Rusks for Poultry - a real and complete food

Background imageReal Collection: Books / Anstey

Books / Anstey
VICE VERSA by F Anstey (real name Thomas Anstey Guthrie); the book tells of a father and son who change places thanks to a magical stone

Background imageReal Collection: Beatty Book Cover

Beatty Book Cover
When Beatty kept the seas - Captain Frank H Shaws stirring patriotic adventure yarn is based on real-life naval exploits of the war

Background imageReal Collection: Mendel / Inheritance / Mice

Mendel / Inheritance / Mice
Diagram using real mice to show Mendels inheritance in mice theory

Background imageReal Collection: Comic postcard, Couple at an underwear counter - real silk undies Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Couple at an underwear counter - real silk undies Date: 20th century

Background imageReal Collection: Irish gentlemen brawling with night watchmen, Dublin, 1822

Irish gentlemen brawling with night watchmen, Dublin, 1822
Irish gentlemen boxing and brawling with night watchmen, Dublin, 1822. A man in a sedan chair waves a bicorne hat. Brian Boru, Sir Shawn O Dogherty on a Night Row with the Charleys in Dame Street

Background imageReal Collection: Courtyard of the Dolls, Real Alcazar, Seville, 18th century

Courtyard of the Dolls, Real Alcazar, Seville, 18th century
Courtyard of the Dolls, Patio de las Munecas, in the Royal Palace or Real Alcazar in Seville, Andalucia, Spain, 18th century. Cortile dell Alcasar di Seviglia

Background imageReal Collection: Two old women walk an old dog up the stone steps

Two old women walk an old dog up the stone steps of a stone bridge in the Jewish Ghetto area Cannaregio in Venice Date: 2013

Background imageReal Collection: Hop Scotch Maggie - Frae Bonnie Scotland

Hop Scotch Maggie - Frae Bonnie Scotland. Comic postcard - satire on the penchant for women to wear large and enveloping hats during this period

Background imageReal Collection: Tents As Terminal Buildings with Arm Chair and Tables wi?

Tents As Terminal Buildings with Arm Chair and Tables wi?
Tents As Terminal Buildings with Arm Chair and Tables with Fresh Flowers in the Make-Shift Departure-Lounge with a Telephone Company Western Union Cable Service Here Sign Date: 1946

Background imageReal Collection: Algeria - Interior of a Moorish Home

Algeria - Interior of a Moorish Home - First Floor interior balcony with remarkable peacock sculpture (and real peacock feathers) Date: 1905

Background imageReal Collection: the alcazar seville spain

the alcazar seville spain

Background imageReal Collection: Hawker Siddeley Gnat T. 1 G-TIMM - XS111

Hawker Siddeley Gnat T. 1 G-TIMM - XS111
Hawker Siddeley Gnat T.1 G-TIMM / XS111 (msn FL.549), at RAF Fairford on 20 July 2003 for the Royal International Air Tattoo. (Real identity ex XP504, w/o 1 August 2015) Date: 2003

Background imageReal Collection: The Little Church, Ros-on-Sea, Conwy, Wales

The Little Church, Ros-on-Sea, Conwy, Wales - Raphael Tuck real photo postcard 1952 Date: 1952

Background imageReal Collection: Parish Church, Burton

Parish Church, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire - Kingsway Real Photo postcard 1915 Date: 1915

Background imageReal Collection: High Town Road, Luton

High Town Road, Luton - real photo postcard by T. Marston, Luton c. 1910 Date: circa 1910



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