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Background imageSeeking Collection: Nursery Rhyme - Three Little Pigs

Nursery Rhyme - Three Little Pigs
The Tale of the three little pigs and the big bad wolf. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageSeeking Collection: Franklins expedition seeking Northwest Passage

Franklins expedition seeking Northwest Passage
Seals and sea-birds watch as Sir John Franklins Erebus and Terror sail cautiously between Arctic icebergs

Background imageSeeking Collection: Quail seeking breakfast

Quail seeking breakfast. Date c1883 Jun. 16

Background imageSeeking Collection: Nativity - Seeking Room

Nativity - Seeking Room
Joseph and Mary look for somewhere to stay in Bethlehem, and find that all the hotels are full

Background imageSeeking Collection: Poster advertising the Special Constabulary

Poster advertising the Special Constabulary, seeking fit men and women for part-time voluntary service. Civil Defence is Common Sense. Ask for details at your local police station. 1940s

Background imageSeeking Collection: Sverre & Birkebeiners

Sverre & Birkebeiners
Sverre on discovering that he is the son of Sigurd II (Mund) goes to Norway to make his claim. He travels through Vermeland seeking help

Background imageSeeking Collection: Macedonian Gipsies at Royston, Hertfordshire

Macedonian Gipsies at Royston, Hertfordshire
Groups of Roma Gypsies came to England from Germany Eastern Europe just prior to the First World War and again after tensions in the 1930s

Background imageSeeking Collection: Relatives and friends at the War Office trying to inquires about missing soldiers at the front

Relatives and friends at the War Office trying to inquires about missing soldiers at the front. Date: 1916

Background imageSeeking Collection: David Owen at a conference, wishing to speak

David Owen at a conference, wishing to speak
David Owen (David Anthony Llewellyn Owen, Baron Owen, b 1938), British politician, served as Foreign Secretary (1977-1979) for the Labour government

Background imageSeeking Collection: ETIENNE MARCEL 2

ETIENNE MARCEL 2
Marcel, seeking reform and hostile to Jean II and his son, the future Charles V, prepares to open the Paris gates to the king of Navarre but is murdered by Maillart. Date: 31 July 1358

Background imageSeeking Collection: GOLDMARK/SABA LIEBIG 5

GOLDMARK/SABA LIEBIG 5
Act 4 scene 5 : Assad, seeking his fiancee Shulamith in the desert, sees in a mirage the cortege of the queen of Sheba, who is leaving Solomon's court in a huff. Date: first performed 1875

Background imageSeeking Collection: WILLOUGHBY DIES/LAPLAND

WILLOUGHBY DIES/LAPLAND
Sir Hugh Willoughby, seeking the Eastern Passage, dies off Lapland. Date: 1554

Background imageSeeking Collection: Comic postcard, Looking for a sleeping partner

Comic postcard, Looking for a sleeping partner Date: 20th century

Background imageSeeking Collection: Comic postcard, Pretty young woman seeks YWCA

Comic postcard, Pretty young woman seeks YWCA, station porter misunderstands Date: 20th century

Background imageSeeking Collection: 1931 / STALIN / FRENCH LOAN

1931 / STALIN / FRENCH LOAN
Stalin, seeking funds for the Five Year Plan, receives a loan from France. Date: 1931

Background imageSeeking Collection: Professor Paul Ehrlich (1854 - 1915), Nobel Prize-winning German Jewish physician

Professor Paul Ehrlich (1854 - 1915), Nobel Prize-winning German Jewish physician and scientistand Dr. Sahachiro Hata (1873 - 1938) prominent Japanese bacteriologist, working in Frankfort laboratory

Background imageSeeking Collection: Beggar seeking alms, Egypt, circa 1880s. Date: circa 1880s

Beggar seeking alms, Egypt, circa 1880s. Date: circa 1880s

Background imageSeeking Collection: Two fortune seekers, one man shovelling up washed up dirty water into a cradle

Two fortune seekers, one man shovelling up washed up dirty water into a cradle, another man pouring water while rocking it all the time

Background imageSeeking Collection: Duke & Duchess of York, Prince of Wales, Amusements

Duke & Duchess of York, Prince of Wales, Amusements
The Duke & Duchess of York and the Prince of Wales enjoy a rollercoaster ride on the Giant Switchback at the Amusements, Wembley, May 1924. Date: 1924

Background imageSeeking Collection: DEPUTATION FROM POPE

DEPUTATION FROM POPE
Pope Gregorius III sends delegations to Charles Martel, ruler of the Merovingian Franks, bearing sumptuous gifts, seeking military aid. But Charles doesnt help. Date: 739 and 740

Background imageSeeking Collection: PSYCHE LOOKS AT EROS

PSYCHE LOOKS AT EROS
Psyche, visited by Eros after sundown, seeking to know what he looks like, spills hot oil from her lamp onto him, waking him, with sad consequences, though all ends happily enough

Background imageSeeking Collection: Mrs Wilfrid Ashley at the Venice Lido, Italy

Mrs Wilfrid Ashley at the Venice Lido, Italy
Mrs Wilfrid Ashley (?-1954), later Lady Mount Temple, nee Muriel (Molly) Spencer and formerly the Hon Mrs Forbes-Sempill. Seen here at the Venice Lido, Italy, seeking inspiration for her work

Background imageSeeking Collection: Come down under Australia emigration poster 1926-7

Come down under Australia emigration poster 1926-7
Poster encouraging British emigration to Australia, 1926-7. To the young unemployed miner, come down under and be a digger on the surface. Work, health and happiness on the land in Australia

Background imageSeeking Collection: L19 Zeppelin

L19 Zeppelin
Impression of the German Zeppelin L-19 with its crew perched on top seeking help from the crew of the fishing trawler, " King Stephen" who refused to give it and left

Background imageSeeking Collection: WOLWA

WOLWA
The WOLWA is a female shaman or seeress who is consulted by those seeking to learn the likely outcome of their enterprise, project or undertaking

Background imageSeeking Collection: Shelter for the Night by Leonard Potts

Shelter for the Night by Leonard Potts
A couple rather regret knocking on the door of a house to find shelter. 1930

Background imageSeeking Collection: WW1 poster, United War Work Campaign

WW1 poster, United War Work Campaign
Poster, United We Serve, United War Work Campaign, fundraising by a group of charities: YMCA, YWCA, National Catholic War Council, Jewish Welfare Board, War Camp Community Service

Background imageSeeking Collection: Illustration, More Than He Expected

Illustration, More Than He Expected -- an old man seeking the elixir of life is shocked to see a sudden outpouring of babies. circa 1910

Background imageSeeking Collection: Frogs playing hide and seek on a Christmas card

Frogs playing hide and seek on a Christmas card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageSeeking Collection: Martin Von Dunin

Martin Von Dunin
MARTIN VON DUNIN Polish archbishop, in constant conflict with the Prussian authorities, he sticking to Catholic principles, they seeking more flexibility. Date: 1774 - 1842

Background imageSeeking Collection: Paul Deroulede

Paul Deroulede
PAUL DEROULEDE French poet and politician of right-wing views, supporter of Boulanger, banished for seeking to overthrow the Republic Date: 1846 - 1914

Background imageSeeking Collection: Seeking English Goods

Seeking English Goods
The Continental System - During the Napoleonic Wars, a German citizen of Leipzig is searched by French soldiers occupying Germany to see if he has English goods. Date: circa 1806

Background imageSeeking Collection: Adalbert Murdered

Adalbert Murdered
ADALBERT, prince and bishop, seeking to convert the Prussians, is murdered by a heathen priest, but is made a saint Date: 997

Background imageSeeking Collection: British Orphan Asylum Admission Petition

British Orphan Asylum Admission Petition
A printed petition on behalf of orphan John Russell seeking support for his admission to the British Orphan Asylum Admission at Clapham Rise, south-west London

Background imageSeeking Collection: Society photographer pursued by... society

Society photographer pursued by... society
A Society Photographer takes his Sunday Morning Stroll in the Park - only to find that hoards of publicity-hungry society folk are following him around hopefully. Date: 1924

Background imageSeeking Collection: Suffragette, Blokes for Women

Suffragette, Blokes for Women. Stereotypical ugly suffragette stands on a stool seeking converts to the cause, while two children wave placard with caption, Blokes for Women

Background imageSeeking Collection: Young soldier and friend seek to be alone

Young soldier and friend seek to be alone
We don t want to lose you, but we think you ought to go. A young soldier and his lady friend at one end of a bench seeking to remove a gentleman reading a newspaper from the other end of the bench

Background imageSeeking Collection: French soldier and wife, Western Front, WW1

French soldier and wife, Western Front, WW1
A French soldier and his wife who returned to their formerly captured village on the Western Front during World War One. They were seeking the money which they buried before the invasion

Background imageSeeking Collection: Constantine Ypsilanti

Constantine Ypsilanti
CONSTANTINE YPSILANTI (or Ipsilanti) Romanian/Greek patriot, seeking independence from Turkey; his five sons also fought for Greek independence. Date: ? - 1816

Background imageSeeking Collection: WW1 - Thessaloniki, Greece - Serbian refugees

WW1 - Thessaloniki, Greece - Serbian refugees within The Church of Saint George (The Rotunda). Date: circa 1916

Background imageSeeking Collection: The Mayor of Middle Wallop not appreciating Shakespeare

The Mayor of Middle Wallop not appreciating Shakespeare
The sublime ignorance of the Mayor of Middle Wallop. The Mayor of Middle Wallop (who is interested in the decoration of the new theatre in M.W.) - " Oos that Gentleman you re painting

Background imageSeeking Collection: Photographic, 10838676

Photographic, 10838676
10838676

Background imageSeeking Collection: Lack of funds need not discourage from seeking competent med

Lack of funds need not discourage from seeking competent medical care consult your health bureau. Poster promoting better health care. Date between 1936 and 1939

Background imageSeeking Collection: Food will win the war - You came here seeking freedom, now y

Food will win the war - You came here seeking freedom, now you must help to preserve it - Wheat is needed for the allies - waste nothing

Background imageSeeking Collection: A Crack Truffle-hunting team setting out, France

A Crack Truffle-hunting team setting out, France
A Crack Truffle-hunting team setting out, Lot, France. The fruits of their sniffing, snuffling and truffling labours can be seen in the basket on the right. Date: circa 1908

Background imageSeeking Collection: Poster seeking donations for Prisoners of War

Poster seeking donations for Prisoners of War

Background imageSeeking Collection: Wartime leaflet, blood transfusion service

Wartime leaflet, blood transfusion service
Wartime leaflet about the blood transfusion service, showing how blood, and blood transfusion equipment, are dropped by parachute behind enemy lines to save the lives of wounded soldiers. 1940s

Background imageSeeking Collection: Poster seeking women for the ATS and WaF

Poster seeking women for the ATS and WaF
Poster seeking women to join the ATS (Auxiliary Territorial Service) and WaF (Womens Auxiliary Air Force) -- full information at the nearest recruiting centre or your employment exchange



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