Skull and Crossbones - Inverted
The Jolly Roger is the name given to any of various flags flown to identify a ship's crew as pirates. The flag most usually identified as the Jolly Roger today is the skull and crossbones, being a flag consisting of a skull above two long bones set in an x-mark arrangement. This design was used by four pirates, captains Edward England, John Taylor, Sam Bellamy and John Martel.Despite its appearance in popular culture, plain black flags were often employed by most pirates in the 17th-18th century. Historically, the flag was flown to frighten pirates' victims into surrendering without a fight, since it conveyed the message that the attackers were outlaws who would not consider themselves bound by the usual rules of engagement and might, therefore, slaughter those they defeated.
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Collins' Music Hall in Islington
Photograph of the frontage of Collins' Music Hall in Islington, circa 1908. It was originally opened on 4th November 1863. The proprietor was Mr Sam Collins. It was rebuilt to the plans of architect A.E.A. Woodrow and the enlarged theatre was reopened on 23rd December 1897 with a seating capacity of 1800. Date: circa 1908
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World War I. Poster for recruitment and war bonds. Deutsches
World War I. Poster for recruitment and war bonds. 'I want you for Usa Army' 1917 by James Montgomery Flagg. 'Sure! We'll finish the job'. 1918 by Gerrit Albertus Beneker. 'For home and country'. 1918 by Everitt Alfred Orr. 'The Call to doty. Join the army'. 1914/18. Deutsches Historisches Museum. Berlin. Germany.
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