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Background imageSearching Collection: Dewey Decimal System

Dewey Decimal System
Card index showing use of the Dewey Decimal Classification system, the most widely used library classification system, devised by Melvil Dewey in the 1870s

Background imageSearching Collection: Fairy searching among flowers

Fairy searching among flowers
Fairy searching for her pixie children at bedtime. One of a series of delicate fairy pictures by Lydia Margaret Hine Date: circa 1922

Background imageSearching Collection: Algernon Blackwood & Alfred Taylor, WW1

Algernon Blackwood & Alfred Taylor, WW1
Algernon Henry Blackwood (1869-1951), English author and playwright, particularly known for his supernatural fiction and ghost stories

Background imageSearching Collection: Blitz in London -- rescue workers in bombed street, WW2

Blitz in London -- rescue workers in bombed street, WW2
Blitz in London -- rescue teams and building workers (not firefighters) searching and making safe houses in Sydney Street, East London, after a bombing raid in the East End

Background imageSearching Collection: HMS Leviathan, Drake-class armoured cruiser

HMS Leviathan, Drake-class armoured cruiser
Royal Navy - HMS Leviathan, a Drake-class armoured cruiser. HMS Leviathan was one of four Drake-class armoured cruisers built for the Royal Navy around 1900

Background imageSearching Collection: Bali seashell gleaner, Kuta

Bali seashell gleaner, Kuta
Bali seashell gleaner. Silhouette of woman with head scarf bending over to gather shells in the shallow seawater near Kuta Date: 1989

Background imageSearching Collection: Hard lines on the hard court by George Studdy

Hard lines on the hard court by George Studdy
Hard lines on the hard court -- the Bonzolines dig in their search for the ball, which Bonzo is holding in his mouth. George Ernest Studdy (1878-1948), was the creator of Bonzo

Background imageSearching Collection: Clerkenwell Prison explosion

Clerkenwell Prison explosion
Effects of the explosion at the house of detention, Clerkenwell, seen from within the prison yard: police officers and firemen searching the ruins

Background imageSearching Collection: Out with the Robinson Heath

Out with the Robinson Heath
Huntsman searching for a fox. Robinson was a regular contributor to the Sketch, the Bystander and other ILN titles during his lifetime

Background imageSearching Collection: Granpop asks: Wheres George by Lawson Wood

Granpop asks: Wheres George by Lawson Wood
Humorous bathtime scene by Lawson Wood showing his orange utan character, Granpop, searching unsuccessfully for George, a little monkey who is hiding under the tin bath. Date: 1934

Background imageSearching Collection: The Lost Ball - Heath Robinson Cartoon

The Lost Ball - Heath Robinson Cartoon
The Lost Ball. Golfers try in vain to retrieve a lost ball in a lake on a golf course. It appears that a passing fish has swallowed it!

Background imageSearching Collection: Digging for gold in Scotland

Digging for gold in Scotland
The Sutherlandshire gold diggings in Scotland. A sketch of men searching for gold at Kildonan Burn

Background imageSearching Collection: Customs, 19th Century

Customs, 19th Century
THE CUSTOM HOUSE Searching imported goods and luggage thoroughly

Background imageSearching Collection: EDELFELT, Albert Gustaf (1854-1905). Louis Pasteur

EDELFELT, Albert Gustaf (1854-1905). Louis Pasteur. 1885. Pasteur searching in his laboratory. Realism. Oil on canvas. FRANCE. Paris. Mus饠 d Orsay (Orsay Museum)

Background imageSearching Collection: Bomb damage in Plymouth

Bomb damage in Plymouth
The morning after the raid - Plymouth. Mr Widdicombe walks through the bombed streets to salvage what he can of his belongings

Background imageSearching Collection: WOMAN WITH BINOCULARS

WOMAN WITH BINOCULARS
A woman (actress Marguerite Chapman) looks through a pair of binoculars on a sunny day 1940s

Background imageSearching Collection: National Coal Strike of 1912 - searching through slag heap

National Coal Strike of 1912 - searching through slag heap
The National Coal Strike of 1912 - searching through slag heap for pieces of coal to burn.. The national coal strike of 1912 was the first national strike by coal miners in the United Kingdom

Background imageSearching Collection: South Africa Kimberley De Beers Diamond Mine searching

South Africa Kimberley De Beers Diamond Mine searching tables pre-1900

Background imageSearching Collection: French women searching through ruins during WWI

French women searching through ruins during WWI
French women searching through ruins during the First world War

Background imageSearching Collection: WW2 - Paddy Finds A Family

WW2 - Paddy Finds A Family
A WW2 short story illustration which shows a mother and child searching the wreckage of a home that has been devastated by an enemy air raid, a warden helps them, the child races towards a poor dog

Background imageSearching Collection: White Star Line, RMS Titanic, view of B Deck restaurant

White Star Line, RMS Titanic, view of B Deck restaurant
White Star Line, RMS Titanic, view of a la carte restaurant on B Deck. A section of a column from this restaurant was recovered by CS Minia while searching for bodies following the sinking. Date: 1912

Background imageSearching Collection: White Star Line, RMS Titanic, column section from restaurant

White Star Line, RMS Titanic, column section from restaurant
White Star Line, RMS Titanic. Section of a column from Titanic?s a la carte restaurant on B Deck. Fluted with a 1ins. gilt carved ribbon

Background imageSearching Collection: Edith and the monks searching for body of King Harold

Edith and the monks searching for body of King Harold
Edith and the monks searching for the body of her father, King Harold, after the Battle of Hastings. Date: 1066

Background imageSearching Collection: Photographs showing scenes after the Portuguese Revolution. Captioned

Photographs showing scenes after the Portuguese Revolution. Captioned, Sailors Guarding the Quelhas Convent, Searching for fugitive Priests in a newly discovered subterranean passage

Background imageSearching Collection: Piper PA-22 Colt ZK-BYS

Piper PA-22 Colt ZK-BYS
Piper PA-22-108 Colt ZK-BYS (msn 22-8223), of the Rotorua Aero Club, Rotorua, NZ. on 16 February 1962. (Crashed on Mount Tarawera while searching for a missing hunter, on 12 April 1962). Date: 1962

Background imageSearching Collection: HMS Leviathan, Drake-class armoured cruiser

HMS Leviathan, Drake-class armoured cruiser
Royal Navy - HMS Hornet, an Acheron-class Destroyer that served during the First World War and was sold for breaking in 1921. She was the seventh Royal Navy ship to be named Hornet

Background imageSearching Collection: Searching a body; Paris Commune 1871

Searching a body; Paris Commune 1871
A soldier searching a corpse for coins to place over the dead man's eyes, during the Paris Commune

Background imageSearching Collection: Man and ladies searching for a carriage in a crowd

Man and ladies searching for a carriage in a crowd
Man and ladies searching for their carriage outside a crowded theatre in the rain. Miseries of Public Places. Handcoloured copperplate engraving designed

Background imageSearching Collection: A cart race in an English town with an accident in

A cart race in an English town with an accident in the foreground with passengers thrown on the street. Handcoloured copperplate engraving designed

Background imageSearching Collection: Bulgarian soldiers searching for guns in river, WW1

Bulgarian soldiers searching for guns in river, WW1
Bulgarian soldiers searching for guns in a river after the eviction of the Serbians, First World War. 1916

Background imageSearching Collection: Police searching debris after bomb explosion, London

Police searching debris after bomb explosion, London
Police searching debris after bombs concealed in mailbags exploded at Euston Station, London, 6 February 1940. 1940

Background imageSearching Collection: Collecting firewood

Collecting firewood
Countryside locals collecting firewood, or possibly looking for birds nests or mushrooms in an old tree trunk, 1890s Date: 1890s

Background imageSearching Collection: Searching for Hidden Presents on Christmas Day

Searching for Hidden Presents on Christmas Day
A household has fun searching for Christmas presents hidden away in various parts of the house on Christmas Day. Date: 1903

Background imageSearching Collection: Farmers in France cultivating the ground after World War One were finding unexploded

Farmers in France cultivating the ground after World War One were finding unexploded projectiles. In this drawing you can see a operator with a telephone receiver (microphone)

Background imageSearching Collection: M CHAPMAN AND BINOCULARS

M CHAPMAN AND BINOCULARS
MARGUERITE CHAPMAN Hollywood actress who appeared in The Seven Year Itch amongst other films in the 1940s and 50s, looks through a pair of binoculars on a sunny day Date: 1918 - 1999

Background imageSearching Collection: Jealous Mask Date: 1954

Jealous Mask Date: 1954

Background imageSearching Collection: GOLD PANNING / NEW GRENADA

GOLD PANNING / NEW GRENADA
Indians in New Grenada search for gold. Date: late 19th century

Background imageSearching Collection: Searching for the foe

Searching for the foe. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageSearching Collection: I Could Have Sweared I Saw a Torpedo, WW1 postcard

I Could Have Sweared I Saw a Torpedo, WW1 postcard
Humorous First World War postcard showing a small boy in the bath wondering where that torpedo has gone. Date: 1916

Background imageSearching Collection: Inuit people outside McClintocks hut

Inuit people outside McClintocks hut. Francis Leopold McClintock was searching for remains of John Franklins ill-fated Arctic expedition of 1845

Background imageSearching Collection: Dr. David Livingstone attacked by a lion, 1843

Dr. David Livingstone attacked by a lion, 1843
Engraving showing David Livingstone (1813-1873), the Scottish missionary and explorer, being attacked by a lion in the Mabotsa Valley, Africa, 1843

Background imageSearching Collection: The Men who fought at Arnhem, WW2

The Men who fought at Arnhem, WW2
The men who fought at Arnhem in a struggle against the odds during the Second World War. A double page spread of seven photographs, picturing Major-General Urquhart

Background imageSearching Collection: WW1 - Zeppelin holding up Norwegian Vessel, North Sea, 1915

WW1 - Zeppelin holding up Norwegian Vessel, North Sea, 1915
WW1 - An illustration from a German paper, showing a German airship holding up a Norwegian steamer, the Muyrek, in the North Sea

Background imageSearching Collection: ALARCON, Hernando de (1500- )-. Spanish navigator

ALARCON, Hernando de (1500- )-. Spanish navigator and explorer. He drew the first geographical map of the peninsula of California and the western coast of Mexico

Background imageSearching Collection: Searching for a German sniper in ruined farmhouse

Searching for a German sniper in ruined farmhouse
British soldiers searching for a German sniper in the ruins of a farmhouse within the firing line on the Western Front. Date: 1916

Background imageSearching Collection: Blitz in London -- Invicta Road, Westcombe Park, WW2

Blitz in London -- Invicta Road, Westcombe Park, WW2
Blitz in London -- firefighters join Heavy Rescue teams and ARP squads who are searching for casualties and bodies after a heavy explosive bomb devastated buildings in Invicta Road, Westcombe Park

Background imageSearching Collection: Digging for gold in British Guiana (now Guyana)

Digging for gold in British Guiana (now Guyana). Placer washing as carried out by the tributor or Port Knocker. Date: circa 1910s



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