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Rushes Collection

Background imageRushes Collection: Country landscape with four flying geese

Country landscape with four flying geese
A country landscape with four flying geese and the sun low in the sky

Background imageRushes Collection: Three Swans

Three Swans
Three swans among the rushes on the banks of a river

Background imageRushes Collection: Grasmere Rush Festival

Grasmere Rush Festival
The Rush Bearing Festival at Grasmere, Lake District, England. Church floors were earthen and rushes were strewn on the floor for warmth. Held on St. Oswalds Day. Date: 1950s

Background imageRushes Collection: Swan Among Reeds

Swan Among Reeds
A lovely study of a swan among the reeds at the edge of a river. Date: 1950s

Background imageRushes Collection: Thatching The Rest a cottage at Selworthy Green, Somerset

Thatching The Rest a cottage at Selworthy Green, Somerset (for a more recent - 1950s! - view, see 10826269). Date: circa 1920s

Background imageRushes Collection: WW2 - Big Bill Gresham The Human Rope

WW2 - Big Bill Gresham The Human Rope
A WW2 children's short story illustration showing a military character, Big Bill Gresham, clinging onto a branch overhead, as their raft rushes down the river. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageRushes Collection: ORGANIST & CHOIRBOY 1904

ORGANIST & CHOIRBOY 1904
A choirboy rushes in to Monsieur Achille, the organist, who is playing the wrong kind of music: "Stop, it's not a funeral, it's a wedding!" Date: 1904

Background imageRushes Collection: St Dunstans Church, Postman, Letter Carrier

St Dunstans Church, Postman, Letter Carrier and Knife-Grinder. Clock with figures striking bells at St Dunstans Church in Fleet Street 42

Background imageRushes Collection: Poitiers, France - French Family Group Photograph

Poitiers, France - French Family Group Photograph. Date: circa 1909

Background imageRushes Collection: The Whit Sunday custom of strawing the floor of the Nave of the church with rushes

The Whit Sunday custom of strawing the floor of the Nave of the church with rushes, dating back to 1493. St. Mary Radcliffe Church, Bristol, England. Date: 1930s

Background imageRushes Collection: The 18th century Council Room of Trinity House, Hull, Yorkshire, England

The 18th century Council Room of Trinity House, Hull, Yorkshire, England, where the ancient custom of strewing rushes on the floor is still done for the Elder Brethren. Date: 18th century

Background imageRushes Collection: A car rushes round the loop at the Switchback on the pier at Atlantic City, America

A car rushes round the loop at the Switchback on the pier at Atlantic City, America. Date: 1901

Background imageRushes Collection: Small Rowboat Date: 1880

Small Rowboat Date: 1880

Background imageRushes Collection: OLD CHAIRS TO MEND

OLD CHAIRS TO MEND
A man with a wooden leg mends chairs on the street, rebinding the seats with new rushes Date: 1804

Background imageRushes Collection: Frogs and grasshopper on a New Year card

Frogs and grasshopper on a New Year card
Four frogs and a grasshopper on a New Year card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageRushes Collection: Frog, owl and mouse in moonlight on a Christmas card

Frog, owl and mouse in moonlight on a Christmas card
A frog and an owl both catch hold of a mouse in the moonlight on a Christmas card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageRushes Collection: Croakers

Croakers
Three anthropomorphic frogs singing amongst rushes.Date: 1903

Background imageRushes Collection: The Burra Burra copper-mine in South Australia

The Burra Burra copper-mine in South Australia, showing the surface operations. 1848

Background imageRushes Collection: Fantasy Landscape with Lake and Reeds - Right

Fantasy Landscape with Lake and Reeds - Right
A view through lakeside reeds across the still water toward distant hills and mountains. Fantasy Diptych painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageRushes Collection: Riverside scenery

Riverside scenery
A view looking down the bend of an English river, with lily pads, a dragonfly, celandines and rushes. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageRushes Collection: Duck, frog and duckling on a comic card

Duck, frog and duckling on a comic card
The egg has hatched and a duckling has emerged, with the frog and the mother duck standing on either side -- Peacemaker. (5 of 5) Date: circa 1890s

Background imageRushes Collection: Trout Beck, Lake District, Cumbria

Trout Beck, Lake District, Cumbria
View of Trout Beck, a stream in the Lake District, Cumbria. 1960s

Background imageRushes Collection: Young lady dashing to catch the London train

Young lady dashing to catch the London train
A young fashionable lady rushes for the London train, wearing a circus outfit. Date: 1923

Background imageRushes Collection: Yokohama, Japan - Sankei-en Garden

Yokohama, Japan - Sankei-en Garden
Sankei-en - a traditional Japanese-style garden in Naka Ward, Yokohama, Japan, which opened in 1906. Sankei-en was designed and built by Tomitaro Hara, known by the pseudonym Sankei Hara

Background imageRushes Collection: Duck, frog and egg on a comic card

Duck, frog and egg on a comic card
The mother duck attacks the frog with her egg in its mouth -- A Fowl Blow. (3 of 5) Date: circa 1890s

Background imageRushes Collection: Frog and egg on a comic card

Frog and egg on a comic card
A frog finds a duck egg -- Eggspectation. (1 of 5) Date: circa 1890s

Background imageRushes Collection: Frog rescue on a Christmas and New Year card

Frog rescue on a Christmas and New Year card -- five frogs try to rescue their friend from the beak of a large duck. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageRushes Collection: Frogs playing leapfrog on a Christmas and New Year card

Frogs playing leapfrog on a Christmas and New Year card
Six frogs playing leapfrog on a Christmas and New Year card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageRushes Collection: Frog with umbrella and smoking cap on a Christmas card

Frog with umbrella and smoking cap on a Christmas card
Frog with blue umbrella and red smoking cap going for a constitutional (ie a walk) on a Christmas card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageRushes Collection: Snow scene with church and bells on a Christmas card

Snow scene with church and bells on a Christmas card with decorative branch and ivy leaf border -- Bray Church. circa 1890s

Background imageRushes Collection: Fairy on a riverbank on a greetings card

Fairy on a riverbank on a greetings card
Fairy relaxing on a riverbank on a greetings card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageRushes Collection: Fairy watching a butterfly on a greetings card

Fairy watching a butterfly on a greetings card
Fairy on a lily leaf, watching a butterfly on a greetings card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageRushes Collection: Fairy sheltering under lily leaf on a greetings card

Fairy sheltering under lily leaf on a greetings card
Fairy sheltering under a lily leaf on a greetings card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageRushes Collection: Birthday card with birds and rosebud on a fan

Birthday card with birds and rosebud on a fan
Birthday card with birds and red rosebud on a fan. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageRushes Collection: Goblin and dragonfly on a New Year card

Goblin and dragonfly on a New Year card
Goblin sitting on a lily leaf, trying to catch a dragonfly on a New Year card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageRushes Collection: Fairies in the rushes on a Christmas card

Fairies in the rushes on a Christmas card
Two fairy ladies watching a fairy huntsman riding an insect in the rushes on a Christmas card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageRushes Collection: Going Downstairs

Going Downstairs
An Edwardian Ladys Maid rushes downstairs at her mistresss beck and call. Date: early 1900s (re-enactment)

Background imageRushes Collection: Gold rush in New South Wales, Australia

Gold rush in New South Wales, Australia
Loading a horse with necessities for a months encampment at the gold digging site, Ophir, near Bathurst in New South Wales, Australia. Date: 1851

Background imageRushes Collection: Ilyushin IL-76D 90VD rushes aid to Philippine surge flo

Ilyushin IL-76D 90VD rushes aid to Philippine surge flooding victims - PR 151113

Background imageRushes Collection: WWI jug fabricated from an 18 pounder shell case

WWI jug fabricated from an 18 pounder shell case
First World War jug fabricated from an 18 pounder shell case and relief decorated with storks amongst the bull rushes and irises. The handle has been beaten from the actual shell case. Trench Art

Background imageRushes Collection: Japan - Woman her two children disturb a stork

Japan - Woman her two children disturb a stork
Japan - A Woman with her two children disturb a stork from the rushes beside a river or pool. Date: 1905

Background imageRushes Collection: Hong Kong, China - Rickshaw driver wearing leaf raincoat

Hong Kong, China - Rickshaw driver wearing leaf raincoat
Hong Kong, China - Rickshaw driver wearing and elaborate (and somewhat bizarre) leaf (rushes) raincoat. Date: 1919

Background imageRushes Collection: The Stone Jade Belt Bridge - Summer Palace

The Stone Jade Belt Bridge - Summer Palace
A beautiful photograph of the Stone Arch Jade Belt Bridge on the Western Shore of Lake Kunming at the Summer Palace, Bejing, China Date: circa 1931

Background imageRushes Collection: Canal Scene, Bermuda

Canal Scene, Bermuda Date: circa 1909

Background imageRushes Collection: Betsimisaraka man carrying reeds

Betsimisaraka man carrying reeds
A Betsimisaraka man from Madagascar carrying two large bales of rushes/reeds, canes. The Betsimisaraka constitute the second largest group (15%) of Madagascars population. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageRushes Collection: REED SWANS

REED SWANS
A lovely study of a swan among the reeds at the edge of a river. Date: 1950s

Background imageRushes Collection: Grendon Lake

Grendon Lake
The tranquil still waters of Lake Grendon, Grendon, Northamptonshire, England. Date: 1950s

Background imageRushes Collection: Swan Pen & her Cygnets

Swan Pen & her Cygnets
A lovely study of a protective swan (pen) watching over her cygnets. Date: 1930s



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