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Background imageRivers Collection: Thames Sailing Barge

Thames Sailing Barge
A Thames sailing barge is a type of commercial sailing boat once common on the River Thames in London. The flat-bottomed barges with a shallow draught and leeboards

Background imageRivers Collection: The River Westbourne running through Sloane Square tube stat

The River Westbourne running through Sloane Square tube stat
A conduit containing the overflow from the Serpentine running above the platforms at Sloane Square underground station. Date: 1909

Background imageRivers Collection: Map / England & Wales 1857

Map / England & Wales 1857
Map of England and Wales showing roads and rivers Date: circa 1857

Background imageRivers Collection: England / River Waveney

England / River Waveney
A scene on the River Waveney, near Beccles, Suffolk, England. Date: 1960s

Background imageRivers Collection: Harpers Ferry, Wv

Harpers Ferry, Wv
This is where the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers merge, in the Blue Mountain region of West Virginia. In 1859 it will be the scene of John Browns ill-fated raid

Background imageRivers Collection: En Pleine Folie at the Folies Bergere

En Pleine Folie at the Folies Bergere
Sketches by Erte for Grands Flueves du Monde (the Great Rivers of the World) in En Pleine Folie at the Folies Bergere, Paris, 1923 (showing the Rhine, the Nile, the Ganges and the Amazon)

Background imageRivers Collection: Model of a Norfolk Wherry

Model of a Norfolk Wherry - a sailing craft formerly widely used for goods transport on the East Norfolk rivers. Date: circa late 1930s

Background imageRivers Collection: Low Tide on the Medway

Low Tide on the Medway
A collection of moored vessels on the mud banks of the River Medway, at Cuxton< near Rochester, Kent, England. Date: 1950s

Background imageRivers Collection: Boulters Lock

Boulters Lock
A lovely scene of boats passing through Boulters Lock, a beautifully wooded section of the River Thames, between Marlow and Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire, England. Date: circa 1950

Background imageRivers Collection: Inland navigation of England and Wales by

Inland navigation of England and Wales by
Map of the inland navigation of England and Wales by the canals and principal rivers, 1809. Copperplate engraving by Mutlow from John Mason Goods Pantologia, a New Encyclopedia, G

Background imageRivers Collection: Brooklyn Bridge over East River, New York City, USA

Brooklyn Bridge over East River, New York City, USA
Brooklyn Bridge over the East River, New York City, USA, as seen from Manhattan Bridge. Date: circa 1935

Background imageRivers Collection: River Thames

River Thames
1947 River Thames flooding Catchment Area Map Date: 1947

Background imageRivers Collection: Hybernia Nunc Irlant. Ireland. Map

Hybernia Nunc Irlant. Ireland. Map was clearly made by a member of the Lafreri School of cartographers, Antonio Lafreri (1512-77). Rome, 1570. Renaissance. Engraving by Paolo Forlani, 16th C

Background imageRivers Collection: Winter in Tientsin (Tianjin), China

Winter in Tientsin (Tianjin), China
Winter in Tientsin (now Tianjin) in China : boats on the partially frozen river Hai. Date: C.1911

Background imageRivers Collection: The Railway Suspension Bridge at Niagara Falls

The Railway Suspension Bridge at Niagara Falls

Background imageRivers Collection: Ferry boat on the Colorado river at Needles, California

Ferry boat on the Colorado river at Needles, California

Background imageRivers Collection: Japanese River Scene

Japanese River Scene
Boating on a tranquil river just after sundown

Background imageRivers Collection: Canada - Kicking Horse River, southeastern British Columbia

Canada - Kicking Horse River, southeastern British Columbia
Kicking Horse River, southeastern British Columbia Date: circa 1910

Background imageRivers Collection: Down the Severn in a Sheep Trough

Down the Severn in a Sheep Trough. A boy paddles a raft he has built from a sheep trough and two barrels

Background imageRivers Collection: Wales / River Dovey

Wales / River Dovey
A fine view of the River Dovey and Machynlleth Bridge, Montgomeryshire, north Wales. Date: 1960s

Background imageRivers Collection: The River Otter

The River Otter
A glimpse of the River Otter, near its entrance to the sea at Budleigh Salterton, Devon, England. Date: early 1960s

Background imageRivers Collection: World Map / Leipzig Codex

World Map / Leipzig Codex
A German map of the world, showing various cities, rivers and seas

Background imageRivers Collection: Book of the Dead / 35

Book of the Dead / 35
1. Anis occupations in the Elysian fields between rivers of water 2. A Hall in which Ani adores Ra between two alters

Background imageRivers Collection: Waterfalls, Islands, Lakes, Rivers and Mountains ?

Waterfalls, Islands, Lakes, Rivers and Mountains ?
Waterfalls, Islands, Lakes, Rivers and Mountains of Eastern Hemisphere

Background imageRivers Collection: Confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers

Confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers, Pittsburg, USA early 1900s

Background imageRivers Collection: WW2 - Silver For A Wedding

WW2 - Silver For A Wedding
A WW2 children's short story illustration depicting a scene in which Penelope Rivers admires her reflection, as she tries on her wedding dress. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageRivers Collection: Africa. Congo. The fleet of the international expedition

Africa. Congo. The fleet of the international expedition
History of Africa. 19th century. The fleet of the international expedition at Banana Point, near the Dutch factory. Engraving. El Congo y la Creacion del Estado Independiente de este nombre

Background imageRivers Collection: Taat Tepe, Philippopolis, Bulgaria

Taat Tepe, Philippopolis, Bulgaria
Taat Tepe in Philippopolis (Plovdiv), Bulgaria. The Governor's Palace and the Maritza river in the foreground. Part of a piece on the crisis in Eastern Roumelia

Background imageRivers Collection: Anglers by Staverton Bridge

Anglers by Staverton Bridge on the River Dart, near Totnes. Date: 1932

Background imageRivers Collection: Enoch Powell, controversial British politician

Enoch Powell, controversial British politician
(John) Enoch Powell (1912-1998), British politician and Conservative MP from 1950 to 1974. After controversy over his Rivers of Blood speech in 1968

Background imageRivers Collection: Cattle on the banks of the Avon near Salisbury, Wiltshire. Date: 1909

Cattle on the banks of the Avon near Salisbury, Wiltshire. Date: 1909

Background imageRivers Collection: Plan of the Battlefield of Bannockburn, Scotland, 23-24 June 1314

Plan of the Battlefield of Bannockburn, Scotland, 23-24 June 1314, part of the First War of Scottish Independence. Date: 1314

Background imageRivers Collection: Place Lavigerie at Bayonne, France - River Nive

Place Lavigerie at Bayonne, France - River Nive
Place Lavigerie at Bayonne, a city in the Basque Country region of southwest France situated where the Nive and Adour rivers meet. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageRivers Collection: Shadows of a Great City by Joseph Jefferson and L R Sherwell

Shadows of a Great City by Joseph Jefferson and L R Sherwell. First produced in England, at the Princesss Theatre, 14 July 1887

Background imageRivers Collection: Vintage photograph WW II - British army soldiers cook meal

Vintage photograph WW II - British army soldiers cook meal
Vintage photograph World War II - British army soldiers cook a meeal during the advance between the rivers Ms aand Rhine, Germany

Background imageRivers Collection: 101st AB Division Memorial, Son, Holland

101st AB Division Memorial, Son, Holland
Operation Market Garden depended upon the capture by airborne forces of a sequence of bridges over rivers and canals in Holland

Background imageRivers Collection: 101st Airborne Division Memorial near Eindhoven

101st Airborne Division Memorial near Eindhoven
Operation Market Garden involved capturing a sequence of bridges over rivers so that a rapid armoured advance could drive from Belgium through Holland to the German border in September 1944

Background imageRivers Collection: 101st Airborne Division Memorial, Veghel, Holland

101st Airborne Division Memorial, Veghel, Holland
The Memorial is in the form of a kangeroo with a baby in her pouch ( a symbol of the Allied Forces leaping over Dutch rivers) on a huge stone block which weighs 1, 200 kgs

Background imageRivers Collection: New Railway Bridge, Pimlico, London 1860

New Railway Bridge, Pimlico, London 1860
The new Railway Bridge across the Thames at Pimlico. Date: 1860

Background imageRivers Collection: 3rd Para Sqn & 3rd Canadian Para Bn Plaque, Divette stream

3rd Para Sqn & 3rd Canadian Para Bn Plaque, Divette stream
On the extreme left flank (that is as seen from the sea) of the Landings, were a number of small rivers and streams over which were road bridges

Background imageRivers Collection: English plum varieties, Prunus domestica

English plum varieties, Prunus domestica
English plum varieties, Prince of Wales and Rivers Early Transparent Gage, Prunus domestica. Drawn and chromolithographed by Pieter de Pannemaeker from Jean Lindens l Illustration Horticole

Background imageRivers Collection: Iron mines near Clausthal and mountain hikers

Iron mines near Clausthal and mountain hikers
Iron mines in the Hartz mountains near Clausthal, Germany, and hikers crossing rivers, mountains and glaciers. Handcoloured steel engraving by Pedretti after an illustration by A

Background imageRivers Collection: British & Canadian Liberators Monument Bretteville

British & Canadian Liberators Monument Bretteville
This striking Memorial lists all the Participants in the Liberation of Communes between the rivers Thue & Mue, 3rd Can Div, RCA, 2nd Armoured Bde, 43rd Wessex Div, 15th Scottish Div

Background imageRivers Collection: Noblity in Costume

Noblity in Costume - Lady Charlotte Spencer as Miss Rivers, Lord Charles Spencer as Colonel Rivers. 1788

Background imageRivers Collection: Boxing match, Wolgast v Rivers, Los Angeles, USA

Boxing match, Wolgast v Rivers, Los Angeles, USA
Boxing match for the World Lightweight Title, between Adolphus (Michigan Wildcat) Wolgast and Mexican Joe Rivers, in Los Angeles, USA, on 4 July 1912. Wolgast won. Date: 1912

Background imageRivers Collection: America - Washington crosses The Delaware River

America - Washington crosses The Delaware River
George Washington And The Continental Army Crosses The Delaware River During The American War Of Independence Date: 1776

Background imageRivers Collection: Glenwood Springs, Valley of the Grand River, Colorado, USA

Glenwood Springs, Valley of the Grand River, Colorado, USA
Glenwood Springs and Valley of the Grand River, Colorado, USA. Date: 1910s

Background imageRivers Collection: WORLD MAP / MOSAIC 6

WORLD MAP / MOSAIC 6
A world map with Greek and Latin inscriptions, showing various rivers and seas, and the four winds blowing Date: 6th century



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