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Background imageRefers Collection: Suffragette Lancashire Lass Arrested

Suffragette Lancashire Lass Arrested. A Lancashire lass in clogs and shawl being Escorted Through Palace Yard by two burly policemen

Background imageRefers Collection: Chaffinch (Morris)

Chaffinch (Morris)
(Fringilla coelebs) Coelebs means bachelor, and refers to the birds habit of temporary separation from its mate

Background imageRefers Collection: Examine all Rail Vehicles

Examine all Rail Vehicles
British Railway's staff information poster, designed by Frank Newbould, c.1950. This poster refers to the significance of checking trains to ensure the conveyance of traffic. Date: circa 1950

Background imageRefers Collection: Help the Shunter

Help the Shunter
British Railway's staff information poster, designed by Frank Newbould, c.1950. This poster refers to the importance of clear, legible labels. Date: circa 1950

Background imageRefers Collection: Avoid Hollow Sheeting

Avoid Hollow Sheeting
British Railway's staff information poster, designed by Frank Newbould, c.1950. This poster refers to the importance of sheetins goods trains appropriately. Date: circa 1950

Background imageRefers Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - No Basic, we should worry

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - No Basic, we should worry
The Caption is No Basic? We should worry! Basic refers to the basic petrol ration. Petrol was rationed from September 1939 and contiinued until 1950. Cute Kids WW2 Wartime humour Date: circa 1944

Background imageRefers Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Heres another blue-pencil P. C

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Heres another blue-pencil P. C
The Caption refers to..another blue pencil postcard. In WW2 Bue Pencil referred to the Censor who crossed out in indelible blue any text that he thought might be of use to the enemy

Background imageRefers Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Monday Night at Eight

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Monday Night at Eight
Even though the war is over, coal rationing continued so the fire is unlikely to be lit. The caption Monday night at Eight refers to a regular entertainment show broadcast by the BBC Home Service

Background imageRefers Collection: Thatched House Tavern

Thatched House Tavern
The Thatched House Tavern appears to have been established in 1704 or 1705, probably in St James Street. This building was demolished in 1814

Background imageRefers Collection: Christmas Truce Memorial, Peace Village, Messines

Christmas Truce Memorial, Peace Village, Messines
The memorial carries the words A Lull in the Hate and refers to the football match played between the Germans and the British at Christmas 1914

Background imageRefers Collection: James Watts Sculpture copying machinery (eidograph)

James Watts Sculpture copying machinery (eidograph)
Page 1 of explanation about James Watts Sculpture copying machinery (eidograph), including a sketch of the valves (BAW/14/032) and marked-up photograph (BAW/14/003) which the the note refers to

Background imageRefers Collection: United States Air Force - Lockheed F-4 Lightning 41-2145

United States Air Force - Lockheed F-4 Lightning 41-2145
United States Air Force - Lockheed F-4-1-LO Lightning 41-2145 Foto Jo, call-sign A45, of the 9th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron / 8th Photographic Reconnaissance Group at Barrackpur, India

Background imageRefers Collection: VERSAILLES ANTIQUES

VERSAILLES ANTIQUES
SALLE DES ANTIQUES (Room of Antiques) It doesnt look much like a room, admittedly, but the antiques presumably refers to the statuary Date: 1688

Background imageRefers Collection: Service kukri, 1914. Blade with single fuller

Service kukri, 1914. Blade with single fuller. Manufactured at Fort William, 1914. With service scabbard and frog. Stamped on blade: F. W/ 1914/ 7 G R

Background imageRefers Collection: Animals at a French Zoo - Giraffe

Animals at a French Zoo - Giraffe - Giraffe in Paddock. Part of Box 209 Boswell collection - Old and New French Zoo.The giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) is an African even-toed ungulate mammal

Background imageRefers Collection: The Angara approaching the dock at Port Baikal

The Angara approaching the dock at Port Baikal. The Russian caption translates as The icebreaker Angara and the dock - this refers to the floating dock at the right-hand side that was used for

Background imageRefers Collection: Japan - A Handcart and coolies

Japan - A Handcart and coolies
Lantern slide of a Handcart and coolies. Coolies refers to the workers and is a contemporary racial slur.. Part of Box 158 Japan, part of Boswell Collection, slide no. 12 Date: circa 1890s

Background imageRefers Collection: Suffrage Parliament M. P Woos Maiden

Suffrage Parliament M. P Woos Maiden
A Member of Parliament attempts to woo a Suffrage campaigner (Lydia Becker?) with the promise of a bill to secure Womens Franchise

Background imageRefers Collection: Suffragette Novelty Toy Jumping Suffragette

Suffragette Novelty Toy Jumping Suffragette
A novelty toy, entitled, The Jumping Suffragette or, How the Suffragette Lost Her Head. Consists of a plastic doll, dressed in the colours and a Votes for Women sash, carrying an umbrella

Background imageRefers Collection: Suffragette Votes for Women Don t Force Me

Suffragette Votes for Women Don t Force Me. A dog wearing a ribbon in purple, white and green, the colours of the W.S.P.U, cries, Don t Force Me D-!! You

Background imageRefers Collection: Suffragette Publicity Advertising Asquith

Suffragette Publicity Advertising Asquith. A placard outside a newsagents shop, advertising the Daily Mirror, has the headline, Mr. Asquith Caricatured

Background imageRefers Collection: Suffragette Pillar Box Outrage

Suffragette Pillar Box Outrage. Well-dressed man, possibly drunk has slipped on pavement next to a red pillar (post) box, losing his top hat. Caption reads, Another Pillar Box Outrage

Background imageRefers Collection: Suffragettes Subdued by Female Sandows

Suffragettes Subdued by Female Sandows. As suffragettes have complained about the treatment meted out by male police, an army of female Sandows based at Scotland Yard are ready for action

Background imageRefers Collection: Suffragette breaks Window, Miners Strike

Suffragette breaks Window, Miners Strike. Militant suffragette breaks shop window. Miners and Suffragettes are alike. For now they all begin to strike

Background imageRefers Collection: In the dim and speculative future

In the dim and speculative future. Prime Minister Asquith, dressed as a young maiden picks the petals from a daisy, thinking, This year - next year - sometime - !!

Background imageRefers Collection: Suffragette Pelted with Eggs

Suffragette Pelted with Eggs. A suffragette is pelted with eggs and faces The Injustice of the masculine Yolk Refers to An incident at Maidenhead probably at a political meeting. Date: circa 1910

Background imageRefers Collection: Children dancing to organ music, 1894

Children dancing to organ music, 1894
Group of young girls dancing to the music of a street organ, London. The sign on the organ Fair-Priced Organ authorised to engage dancers on the societys terms refers to a Organ-Dancers Union

Background imageRefers Collection: Sunday closing

Sunday closing
A poster criticising the introduction of Sunday closing for public houses, the one day when the working classes had leisure time

Background imageRefers Collection: The Grotto in 1875

The Grotto in 1875
Pilgrims at the grotto - the Spanish caption refers to the Lourdes devotion as a popular superstition


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