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Background imageReceiving Collection: Tablet of Shamash. beg. 9th c. BC. The sun-god

Tablet of Shamash. beg. 9th c. BC. The sun-god Shamash (right) receiving the Babylonian king Nabu-apla-iddina (left), between two interceding deities

Background imageReceiving Collection: St Hilda / Whitby / Reid

St Hilda / Whitby / Reid
SAINT HILDA OF WHITBY Anglo-Saxon abbess, receiving a visit from Caedmon

Background imageReceiving Collection: Marie Curie

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

Background imageReceiving Collection: The Village, Glangrwyney, Crickhowell, Wales

The Village, Glangrwyney, Crickhowell, Wales
The Village, Glangrwyney, Crickhowell, near Abergavenny, Breconshire, Wales. Showing Great Western Railway Station Parcels Receiving Office and the Blue Bell Inn. Date: 1904

Background imageReceiving Collection: Child at receiving centre WWII

Child at receiving centre WWII
Bette Malek waits with her doll at the Fulham receiving centre in London during World War II

Background imageReceiving Collection: Skiiers out of place in the Riviera

Skiiers out of place in the Riviera
A humorous illustration showing out of place William Heath Robinson characters receiving curious glances from glamorous holiday makers in a Howard. K. Elcock illustration

Background imageReceiving Collection: Saint Brigid Writing

Saint Brigid Writing
SAINT BRIGID Irish abbess, depicted receiving help with her writing from an angel

Background imageReceiving Collection: Ulyssess Grant / Freedom

Ulyssess Grant / Freedom
ULYSSESs GRANT American Civil War General, and later President, receiving the Freedom of the City of London at the Guildhall

Background imageReceiving Collection: Entrance to Wigmore Schools, West Midlands

Entrance to Wigmore Schools, West Midlands
The entrance and receiving block at the Walsall and West Bromwich District School on Pennyhill Lane, Wigmore. A woman in uniform and a boy stand on either side of the archway

Background imageReceiving Collection: William I the Conqueror receiving the crown

William I the Conqueror receiving the crown
William I the Conqueror (1027-1087) receiving the crown after winning the Battle of Hastings. 1066

Background imageReceiving Collection: Medici, Lorenzo the Magnificient (1449-1492). Italian

Medici, Lorenzo the Magnificient (1449-1492). Italian patrician and humanist, ruler of Florence from 1469 to 1492. Lorenzo de Medici receiving gifts from his ambassadors. VASARI, Giorgio (1511-1574)

Background imageReceiving Collection: Union Workhouse, Leigh, Lancashire

Union Workhouse, Leigh, Lancashire
Opened in 1851, the Union workhouse on Leigh Road, Leigh, Lancashire, later became Atherleigh Hospital. This early 1900s view focuses on the recently added workhouse offices and receiving home

Background imageReceiving Collection: Coronation, receiving the Crown of glory 1937

Coronation, receiving the Crown of glory 1937
The Queens Coronation. Her Majesty is kneeling on her faldstool and the Archbishop of Canterbury is placing the Crown upon her head, with the koh-i-noor diamond glittering

Background imageReceiving Collection: Advert for Yardley Lavender 1932

Advert for Yardley Lavender 1932
Yardley Lavender, The lovable gift most welcome and acceptable of all delightful things at Christmas time. Date: 1932

Background imageReceiving Collection: Greta Garbo (1905-1990)

Greta Garbo (1905-1990)
A portrait of Greta Garbo on her yacht off Catalina Island. Greta Garbo was born in Stockholm and was spotted whilst studying at the Royal Theatre Dramatic School by the Swedish director Mauritz

Background imageReceiving Collection: Receiving Valentines

Receiving Valentines
Two girls have been waiting eagerly for the post on Saint Valentines Day : now one of them holds out her pinafore to receive her share from the postman

Background imageReceiving Collection: Henry Iv / Falstaff / Rebuke

Henry Iv / Falstaff / Rebuke
Sir John Falstaff receiving a most unexpected rebuke from King Henry V. Act V Scene V

Background imageReceiving Collection: Pope Pius X Blessing

Pope Pius X Blessing
POPE PIUS X (Giuseppe Sarto) pope and saint receiving pilgrims from Lombardy at the Vatican

Background imageReceiving Collection: Akbar the Great receives a deputation of Jesuits

Akbar the Great receives a deputation of Jesuits
Akbar the Great (1542-1605), third Mughal Emperor of India, receives a deputation of Jesuits

Background imageReceiving Collection: DUMB FRIENDS LEAGUE

DUMB FRIENDS LEAGUE
Dumb Friends League Animal Hospital, Pimlico, London. A horse receiving treatment

Background imageReceiving Collection: Bullion Office. Bank of England. Receiving Office

Bullion Office. Bank of England. Receiving Office
Engraving of the office in the Bank of England where deposits in gold or silver can be made

Background imageReceiving Collection: Pope Alex VI Rewarded

Pope Alex VI Rewarded
POPE ALEXANDER VI (Roderigo Borgia) receiving more than pennies from Heaven for himself and his favourites (from a contemporary satire)

Background imageReceiving Collection: Niger, West Africa - Baby receiving an enema

Niger, West Africa - Baby receiving an enema from his Mother. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageReceiving Collection: Top of the Pops

Top of the Pops, mystery singer, receiving his Golden? Disc from Alan Freeman. Date: circa 1964

Background imageReceiving Collection: Top of the Pops

Top of the Pops, mystery singer, receiving his Golden? Disc from Alan Freeman. Date: circa 1964

Background imageReceiving Collection: Nelson receiving the swords (as a symbol of surrender) on board the San Jose

Nelson receiving the swords (as a symbol of surrender) on board the San Jose (later renamed HMS San Josef), a ship captured from the Spanish navy during the Battle of Cape St Vincent

Background imageReceiving Collection: Lord Cornwallis receiving sons of Tipu Sultan as hostages

Lord Cornwallis receiving sons of Tipu Sultan as hostages
Lord Cornwallis receiving the sons of Tipu Sultan as hostages. 1792

Background imageReceiving Collection: Astronaut Virgil ?Gus? Grissom starts to remove his spa?

Astronaut Virgil ?Gus? Grissom starts to remove his spa?
Astronaut Virgil ?Gus? Grissom starts to remove his spacesuit prior to receiving a medical checkup aboard the aircraft carrier USS Randolph, after his sub-orbital flight

Background imageReceiving Collection: Western Australia - Natives Receiving Presents

Western Australia - Natives Receiving Presents

Background imageReceiving Collection: Nelson Receiving The Spaanish Admiral's Sword ?

Nelson Receiving The Spaanish Admiral's Sword ?
Nelson Receiving The Spaanish Admiral's Sword On Board The San Josef

Background imageReceiving Collection: Austin A35 Countryman RYG 258

Austin A35 Countryman RYG 258, receiving attention from a proud owner. Date: circa 1960

Background imageReceiving Collection: WW2 - Station Announcer

WW2 - Station Announcer
A pair of photgraphs of a British railway station announcer, with the receiving end of a platform of military figures waiting. Date: circa 1944

Background imageReceiving Collection: WW2 - R. A. F Aerial Camera Instruction

WW2 - R. A. F Aerial Camera Instruction
A photograph which shows a British WW2 Royal Air Force trainee receiving instruction on taking an oblique shot with an aerial camera. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageReceiving Collection: WW2 - R. A. F. Fighter Station

WW2 - R. A. F. Fighter Station
A photograph of some British WW2 Royal Air Force men receiving the alert at a fighter station. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageReceiving Collection: WW2 - R. A. F. Map Reading

WW2 - R. A. F. Map Reading
A photograph of some young British WW2 Royal Air Force pilots receiving instruction in map reading. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageReceiving Collection: WW2 - R. A. F Pilot Receives His Charts

WW2 - R. A. F Pilot Receives His Charts
A photograph which portrays a British WW2 R.A.F. trainee pilot receiving the chart that records his flight. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageReceiving Collection: WW2 - R. A. F. Observer School

WW2 - R. A. F. Observer School
A photograph of some British WW2 Royal Air Force pupils receiving gunnery training at an observer school. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageReceiving Collection: WW2 - Empire Training Scheme, Camp Borden

WW2 - Empire Training Scheme, Camp Borden
This photograph shows a marching display of Empire Training Scheme fighter pilots, after receiving their wings at Camp Borden, Canada. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageReceiving Collection: WW2 - R. A. F. Formation Flying Instruction

WW2 - R. A. F. Formation Flying Instruction
A photograph of some young British WW2 Royal Air Force pilots receiving instruction on formation flying. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageReceiving Collection: WW2. R. A. F. Apprentices, Practical Construction

WW2. R. A. F. Apprentices, Practical Construction
A photograph of some British WW2 Royal Air Force apprentices receiving instruction on practical construction. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageReceiving Collection: WW2 - R. A. F. Boxing Instruction

WW2 - R. A. F. Boxing Instruction
A photograph which shows a group of British WW2 Royal Air Force men receiving boxing instruction. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageReceiving Collection: WW2 - Receiving Bombing Training

WW2 - Receiving Bombing Training
A photograph of a British WW2 Royal Air Force air observer receiving bombing training from an instructor. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageReceiving Collection: WW2 Air Observer Receiving Instruction

WW2 Air Observer Receiving Instruction
A photograph which portrays a British WW2 air observer receiving final instructions from the pilot of an Avro Anson coastal patrol and general duty plane. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageReceiving Collection: Russia - Tsar Nicholas II receiving bread and salt at Kyiv

Russia - Tsar Nicholas II receiving bread and salt at Kyiv
Russia - Tsar Nicholas II receiving bread and salt from the City of Kyiv, a traditional act of welcome. Date: circa 1911

Background imageReceiving Collection: R. A. F. Servicemen And Women

R. A. F. Servicemen And Women
These illustrations portray British Royal Air Force servicemen and women in various scenes, including enjoying a meal and receiving reports and orders. Date: 1941

Background imageReceiving Collection: WW2, Reading About John Brown

WW2, Reading About John Brown
An illustration of a young girl reading a newspaper, she has seen an article about John Brown receiving a medal during WW2. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageReceiving Collection: Canton. Group of Chinese Ladies receiving Visitors

Canton. Group of Chinese Ladies receiving Visitors
Pierre Joseph Rossier. Views in China issued by Negretti and Zambra in 1859 and 1861. First Series and second series. These important images were the first commercial views of China to be sold in

Background imageReceiving Collection: Attendant Des Ordres

Attendant Des Ordres
A side profile portrait sketch of a French soldier wearing a helmet with feathery plumes, holding the hilt of his sword, waiting on receiving some orders, his horse is beside him. Date: circa 1901



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