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Background imageRear Collection: The Shield of Achilles, used in his battle with Hector

The Shield of Achilles, used in his battle with Hector. Scenes include the earth, sky and sea, the sun, the moon and the constellations, two beautiful cities full of people, a field being ploughed

Background imageRear Collection: The French Memorial - Lyle Hill, Greenock

The French Memorial - Lyle Hill, Greenock
The Free French Memorial - Lyle Hill, Greenock with Cardwell Bay and Gourock in background - Scotland. The war memorial (built in the shape of the Cross of Lorrain)

Background imageRear Collection: Ploughing a field

Ploughing a field
A farmer operating a hand plough, pulled by a team of two white horses. Watercolour painting by Raymond Sheppard

Background imageRear Collection: Tazio Nuvolari - D Type Auto-Union

Tazio Nuvolari - D Type Auto-Union
Tazio Nuvolari, probably the finest driver seen in this period, on a D Type Auto-Union with 3-litre, twelve cylinder, 450 hp rear mounted engine

Background imageRear Collection: Promotional Recruitment card for the U. S. Navy

Promotional Recruitment card for the U. S. Navy
Promotional Recruitment card for the U. S. Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, Illinois. 2200 recruits under training have formed a giant anchor, with Rear Admiral John Downes US Navy

Background imageRear Collection: Halifax Bomber Halifax Bomber

Halifax Bomber Halifax Bomber
Halifax Bomber - Handley Page Long-range Bomber. One of the most formidable in the World. Four Rolls-Royce Merlin Engines. Four-gun Bolton Paul Rear Turret. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageRear Collection: How to recognise rank in the Royal Navy

How to recognise rank in the Royal Navy-a wartime advert for Dunlop fort tyres. Date: 1941

Background imageRear Collection: British Mark IV tank with Tadpole Tail, WW1

British Mark IV tank with Tadpole Tail, WW1
British Mark IV tank with Tadpole Tail, introduced in 1917 and used during the latter part of the First World War. The Tadpole Tail was an elongation of the rear horns to increase trench-crossing

Background imageRear Collection: Getting Off at the Seaside

Getting Off at the Seaside
If you want to " Get Off" at the seaside, do it THIS way - not THIS way! A man has more success getting off with the ladies than he does from an irate beach donkey! Date: circa 1910s

Background imageRear Collection: Strictly Confiential by Muriel Dawson

Strictly Confiential by Muriel Dawson
A little boy and girl sit together on a bench, the boys arm around the girl as they discuss secrets

Background imageRear Collection: Soho, London - rear entrance of NCP, Peter Street W1

Soho, London - rear entrance of NCP, Peter Street W1
Soho, London - two people relaxing outside the rear entrance of the NCP car park, Peter Street W1. 1973

Background imageRear Collection: Crew inspection of the Vickers Vimy

Crew inspection of the Vickers Vimy selected for the England to Australia flight. In the front from left: Capt Ross Smith, Lt Keith Smith and Sgt W.H. (Wally) Shiers. In the rear cockpit is J.M

Background imageRear Collection: Airship of Uranus

Airship of Uranus
Airships of planet Uranus are powered by taking in air at the nose, compressing it and blasting it out at the rear. Maybe we on Earth could develop some such technology ?

Background imageRear Collection: The Horse Cartoon, 1931

The Horse Cartoon, 1931
Cartoon, by H.M. Bateman, showing a large chauffeur driven car crashing into the rear of a horse-drawn hansom cab or cart

Background imageRear Collection: Continental Boat Express

Continental Boat Express
The (rear of) the double-headed Continental Boat Express train at Folkestone, Kent, England, the Southern terminal for the short sea route to Boulogne and Calais, France

Background imageRear Collection: Peeling Potatoes - Fish & Chip Shop, Morecambe, Lancashire

Peeling Potatoes - Fish & Chip Shop, Morecambe, Lancashire
A young girl peeling a large tub Potatoes in the rear yard of a Fish & Chip Shop at Morecambe, Lancashire. Date: circa 1901

Background imageRear Collection: Washing Potatoes - Fish & Chip Shop, Morecambe, Lancashire

Washing Potatoes - Fish & Chip Shop, Morecambe, Lancashire
The proprietor/owner washes Potatoes in a rotary hand-cranked washer prior to peeling at the rear yard of a Fish & Chip Shop at Morecambe, Lancashire. Date: circa 1901

Background imageRear Collection: Clondalkin Round Tower, Co Dublin

Clondalkin Round Tower, Co Dublin - a rear view of a round tower with other buildings around it. (Location: Republic of Ireland: County Dublin: Clondalkin). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imageRear Collection: Boulton Paul Overstrand Bomber - RAF

Boulton Paul Overstrand Bomber - RAF
Boulton Paul " Overstrand" High-speed Day or Night Bomber, powered by two Bristol Pegasus 600hp engines. No.101 (B) Squadron. Date: 1935

Background imageRear Collection: LCC-LFB Shand Mason motor steam fire engine

LCC-LFB Shand Mason motor steam fire engine
The motor steam fire engine with independent pumping and propelling engines was developed later than the Merryweather Fire King self-propelled steam engine

Background imageRear Collection: Northrop T-38A-10-NO Talon 58-1194

Northrop T-38A-10-NO Talon 58-1194, Buzz Number TF-194. The first production aircraft, with the rear cockpit canopy blanked off for flight testing

Background imageRear Collection: The Old Hall, Burton-in-Kendal, Cumbria

The Old Hall, Burton-in-Kendal, Cumbria - Rear view. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageRear Collection: Hawker Hector rear view with access panels removed 1936

Hawker Hector rear view with access panels removed 1936
Hawker Hector, rear view with access panels removed, 1936. Date: 1936

Background imageRear Collection: Gentleman Gardener seated proudly in small home greenhouse

Gentleman Gardener seated proudly in small home greenhouse
A smart Gentleman Gardener seated proudly in his small home greenhouse. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageRear Collection: Gloster Meteor Mk. 8 - Mk. 7 combination G-ANSO

Gloster Meteor Mk. 8 - Mk. 7 combination G-ANSO
Gloster Meteor Mk.8 - Mk.7 combination (ex GAF) G-ANSO, at the 1954 SBAC Farnborough air-show. Built as an F Mk.8 airframe with strengthened outer wings, the Ground Attack Fighter (GAF) aka Reaper

Background imageRear Collection: Geisha hairstyle viewed from rear - Japan

Geisha hairstyle viewed from rear - Japan
Beautiful photograph showing the complicated shapes, folds and pinning of a Geisha hairstyle viewed from rear - Japan. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageRear Collection: 1st Southern Military Hospital, Stourbridge

1st Southern Military Hospital, Stourbridge
The infirmary of the Stourbridge Union workhouse at Kingswinford, during its First World War occupation as a military hospital when it became part of the 1st Southern General Hospital

Background imageRear Collection: Zeppelin Interior 1

Zeppelin Interior 1
The interior of a Zeppelin in the course of a bombing raid on England : the rear nacelle during an attack by British fighter planes

Background imageRear Collection: Sir Richard Keats - 2

Sir Richard Keats - 2
Rear admiral SIR RICHARD GOODWIN KEATS British naval commander Date: 1757 - 1834

Background imageRear Collection: Curtiss Hawk 75 fuselage interior looking rear

Curtiss Hawk 75 fuselage interior looking rear from the baggage compartment. 9 May 1938. Date: 1938

Background imageRear Collection: The rear car of Airship R9

The rear car of Airship R9

Background imageRear Collection: WW1 - Royal Air Force - Pilots and Observers mark targets

WW1 - Royal Air Force - Pilots and Observers mark targets
WW1 - Royal Air Force - Pilots and Observers mark enemy german targets and positions. Date: circa 1918

Background imageRear Collection: Barnardos Edinburgh Castle Mission Hall and Coffee Palace

Barnardos Edinburgh Castle Mission Hall and Coffee Palace
Edinburgh Castle at Limehouse, East London, was a former gin palace and music hall, re-opened by Thomas Barnardo as a British Workmans Coffee Palace with a Mission Hall at its rear. Date: circa 1906

Background imageRear Collection: ST. GEORGEs HALL 1930S

ST. GEORGEs HALL 1930S
The rear of St. Georges Hall, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, with St. Johns Gardens in the foreground of the photograph. Date: early 1930s

Background imageRear Collection: Basket Sleigh - Byrds Antarctic Expedition

Basket Sleigh - Byrds Antarctic Expedition
Basket Sleigh from Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd, Jrs 3rd Antarctic Expedition of 1940. Photograph taken during preparations for his trip, which had received official US backing

Background imageRear Collection: Airco Dh-5 War Plane

Airco Dh-5 War Plane
A pilot stands in front of the propellor of his Airco DH-5, a biplane fighter which had improved vision due to the the upper wing being closer to the rear of the cockpit. Date: circa 1917

Background imageRear Collection: Willys Knight Six Sedan

Willys Knight Six Sedan
Auto Willys Knight Six Sedan Rear View. Rear of an automoblie

Background imageRear Collection: Chicago Stockyards 8

Chicago Stockyards 8
Sheep hang by their rear legs as they pass towards the attentions of the butchers at the Chicago stockyards

Background imageRear Collection: Backward Glance by David Wright

Backward Glance by David Wright. Wright produced a series of over 160 illustrations or pin-ups for The Sketch during the 1940 s

Background imageRear Collection: Polikarpov UTI-4 fighter trainers

Polikarpov UTI-4 fighter trainers, captured by German forces during Operation Barbarossa. In the foreground is a late model UTI-4 with retractable undercarriage

Background imageRear Collection: Alfa Romeo 16CBimotore

Alfa Romeo 16CBimotore
Alfa Romeo 16C Bimotore, from 1935. For Scuderia Ferrari to compete on the Grand Prix circuit, Alfa Romeo devised the 16C bimotore, which had two straight-8 2.9 litre engines

Background imageRear Collection: Avro Lincoln B.2 SX953

Avro Lincoln B.2 SX953
Royal Air Force - Avro Lincoln B.2 SX953, of the Bomber Command Bombing School (BCBS), at RAF Lindholme. The Lincolns of the BCBS were equipped with the radar and bombing computer

Background imageRear Collection: Handley Page Hastings T.5 TG518

Handley Page Hastings T.5 TG518
Royal Air Force - Handley Page Hastings T.5 TG518 (msn HP67/22), of the Bomber Command Bombing School (BCBS), at RAF Lindholme on 17 April 1961

Background imageRear Collection: Pewter plate

Pewter plate
Large pewter plate with a reeded edge, marked with the initials FHM and various hallmarks, made in England before 1735. Date: pre 1735

Background imageRear Collection: Comic postcard, Two men with motorcycle - rear light Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Two men with motorcycle - rear light Date: 20th century

Background imageRear Collection: Lighting up the face of the Clock Tower, London 1900

Lighting up the face of the Clock Tower, London 1900
Every night the caretaker climbs the spiral steps of the the Clock Tower (Elizabeth Tower) to ignite the gas lights behind the dials of the infamous clockface so that London can see the time

Background imageRear Collection: Temple of Zeus or Jupiter at Mount Olympus

Temple of Zeus or Jupiter at Mount Olympus
Elevation and plan of the Temple of Zeus or Jupiter at Mount Olympus. Pianta ed Elevazione del Tempio di Giove Olimpico. Handcoloured copperplate engraving after Antoine-Chrysostome Quatremere de

Background imageRear Collection: United States Air Force - Boeing WB-29 Superfortress

United States Air Force - Boeing WB-29 Superfortress
United States Air Force - Boeing WB-29-90-BW Superfortress 44-87744 (msn12547), force landed at Moses Point Airport, Elim, Alaska due to two in-flight engine failures



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