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Background imageServing Collection: Pea Apparatus by William Heath Robinson

Pea Apparatus by William Heath Robinson
An interesting and elegant apparatus designed to overcome once for all the difficulties of conveying green peas to the mouth

Background imageServing Collection: Playing Table Tennis - Edwardian - Etiquette

Playing Table Tennis - Edwardian - Etiquette
I am not sure whether it is my turn. (to write the postcard or to serve!!) A smart Gentleman makes a courteous enquiry to his glamorous young female table tennis companion. Date: circa 1904

Background imageServing Collection: Poster encouraging people to eat more fish

Poster encouraging people to eat more fish
Poster encouraging people to Eat More Fish. More than half the catch is sold as fried fish. A range of people, including two children, in a fish and chip shop

Background imageServing Collection: Bar in the Adlon Hotel, Berlin, Germany

Bar in the Adlon Hotel, Berlin, Germany. Date: 1930

Background imageServing Collection: Horse-drawn fish and chips wagon - Cornwall

Horse-drawn fish and chips wagon - Cornwall
A horse-drawn hot fish and chips wagon in Cornwall, close to St Austell

Background imageServing Collection: Ww1 Gurkhas

Ww1 Gurkhas
Three Gurkha soldiers serving with the Indian Army during World War One

Background imageServing Collection: Owl and foxes carrying food on a Christmas card

Owl and foxes carrying food on a Christmas card
An owl and three foxes carrying a roast bird, cutlery and holly through the snow on a Christmas card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageServing Collection: Cover design, Aero Espresso Italiana timetable

Cover design, Aero Espresso Italiana timetable, with scenes of Rhodes and Athens. Serving Brindisi, Athens, Rhodes and Istanbul. 1932

Background imageServing Collection: Silhouette of a head waiter

Silhouette of a head waiter with a full glass of beer in his hand, and a cat at his feet. An advertisement for Worthington beer

Background imageServing Collection: Silhouette of barmaid and customer in a pub

Silhouette of barmaid and customer in a pub
The best drink is the last drink -- scene at 10pm in The Crown, Harrogate, with a barmaid, a customer and his dog

Background imageServing Collection: Market Reports - English Country Squire carves the beef

Market Reports - English Country Squire carves the beef
Market Reports illustrated (Postcard series): MEAT: " English beef was in fine condition." This report on English beef (as a commodity traded on the Stock Exchange)

Background imageServing Collection: Fitzwilliam Bewicke-Copley wedding

Fitzwilliam Bewicke-Copley wedding
Scene at the wedding of Lord Fitzwilliam (Major Hubert Francis Fitzwilliam Brabazon Foljambe) to the Hon Gladys Bewicke-Copley, with an archway of swords provided by the Royal Horse Guards

Background imageServing Collection: Fante Soldiers serving with the British against the Ashanti

Fante Soldiers serving with the British against the Ashanti
Soldiers from the Fante tribe who served under the British in their war against the Ashanti empire on the Gold Coast. In 1873

Background imageServing Collection: Ww1 Ghurka Soldiers

Ww1 Ghurka Soldiers
Two Gurkha soldiers serving with the Indian Army during World War One

Background imageServing Collection: Teenage barmaid, Halfway House, Rame, Cornwall

Teenage barmaid, Halfway House, Rame, Cornwall
Teenage barmaid at the Halfway House, Rame, Cornwall. circa 1980s

Background imageServing Collection: Thames Waterman 1804

Thames Waterman 1804
A Thames boatman lands his passengers on the south bank of the Thames, near Waterloo; at this time there are some 20, 000 watermen serving those who need to cross the river

Background imageServing Collection: Suffragettes Released from Prison

Suffragettes Released from Prison. A group of suffragette prisoners leave Holloway Prison on 31st July 1908, smiling and waving

Background imageServing Collection: Silhouette of a waitress

Silhouette of a waitress or pub barmaid, about to pour beer into a glass. An advertisement for Worthington beer

Background imageServing Collection: A Bonzo juggling act

A Bonzo juggling act
Bonzo, the cute canine created by artist George Studdy in The Sketch magazine during the 1920s, performs a marvellous trick by balancing a plate, cutlery

Background imageServing Collection: The Cellar Quartetto

The Cellar Quartetto: Dr Syntax and companions in the wine cellar

Background imageServing Collection: Ww1 Indian Soldier

Ww1 Indian Soldier
An Indian soldier from the Indus Valley, serving with the Allied forces in World War One

Background imageServing Collection: W Heath Robinson - At the At Home

W Heath Robinson - At the At Home

Background imageServing Collection: Berkeley Arms, Purton, Gloucestershire

Berkeley Arms, Purton, Gloucestershire
Landllady of The Berkeley Arms, Purton, beside the River Severn, Gloucstershire. A customer collects his pint of beer through a serving hatch at the side of the public bar

Background imageServing Collection: Cats enjoying a dinner party on a Christmas card

Cats enjoying a dinner party on a Christmas card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageServing Collection: Victorian family group - Rodbourne House, Wiltshire

Victorian family group - Rodbourne House, Wiltshire
A Victorian family group and servants pose in the garden of Rodbourne House, St Paul Malmesbury Without, Wiltshire. This fine house was the home of the Hungerford Pollens who had an active interest

Background imageServing Collection: Gallis restaurant, Ignacio, Marin County, California, USA

Gallis restaurant, Ignacio, Marin County, California, USA
Gallis bar and restaurant, Ignacio, Marin County, California, USA -- offering excellent food and wine. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageServing Collection: Scene at a petrol station

Scene at a petrol station, with an attendant filling up a car

Background imageServing Collection: Banquet des Chevaliers de l Ordre du Saint-Esprit

Banquet des Chevaliers de l Ordre du Saint-Esprit donne au chateau de Fontainebleau le 14 mai 1633, French School. The Knights of the Order of the Holy Spirit sit at two long tables

Background imageServing Collection: HMS Implacable at Devonport, 1926

HMS Implacable at Devonport, 1926
Photograph showing a stern view of the frigate HMS Implacable in dry dock at Devonport, 1926. Implacable was one of the ships captured by the Royal Navy at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805

Background imageServing Collection: The new coffee tavern at Bradford

The new coffee tavern at Bradford
Interior and exterior views of the new coffee tavern in Bradford, inaugurated by W. E Forster, M.P in 1879. The Coffee Tavern movement was a Victorian effort to get people out of pubs

Background imageServing Collection: Abc Cafe London / 1900

Abc Cafe London / 1900
The Aerated Bread Company Cafe (ABC) Ludgate Hill, London. The tea rooms opened in the 1860s, serving hot drinks and snacks. The stair sign reads Ladies Coffee Room Downstairs

Background imageServing Collection: Advertisement for Doctors China Tea by Gladys Peto, done in her characteristic

Advertisement for Doctors China Tea by Gladys Peto, done in her characteristic decorative style. Date: c.1924

Background imageServing Collection: W Heath Robinson - Opening the Wine Bottle

W Heath Robinson - Opening the Wine Bottle

Background imageServing Collection: Curtiss P-40N Kittyhawk IV -these progressively replace

Curtiss P-40N Kittyhawk IV -these progressively replaced the interim Boomerang with Australian fighter squadrons serving in the Pacific

Background imageServing Collection: Formosa Oolong Tea Rooms advertisement, 1916

Formosa Oolong Tea Rooms advertisement, 1916
Advertisement for the Formosa Oolong Tea Rooms - the most charming place in London for luncheons, teas and dinners. Illustration shows a lady having tea with an officer in uniform while a waitress in

Background imageServing Collection: Advert, Spears Sausages of Bath

Advert, Spears Sausages of Bath - Oh, Good! no preservative! 1927

Background imageServing Collection: Firefighters outside mobile kitchen, WW2

Firefighters outside mobile kitchen, WW2
Firefighters enjoying a mug of tea outside a mobile kitchen presented to the National Fire Service by the Order of the Eastern Star, Manitoba, Canada, during the Second World War

Background imageServing Collection: Moment of Departure - all the staff line up to say Goodbye

Moment of Departure - all the staff line up to say Goodbye
A quite wonderful German postcard illustrating the Moment of Departure - all the staff line up to say Goodbye! Date: circa 1910s

Background imageServing Collection: Ox roasting at Stratford-upon-Avon Mop Fair

Ox roasting at Stratford-upon-Avon Mop Fair
Scene showing an ox being roasted at the Stratford upon Avon annual Mop Fair, Warwickshire. Farm workers, labourers, servants and some craftsmen would work for their employer from October to October

Background imageServing Collection: Strong Cheese repels diner and waiter

Strong Cheese repels diner and waiter
One of the Market Reports illustrated postcard series. Cheese: " Supply much stronger, but very little demand." This commodities phrasiology is illustrated by a waiter struggling to cope

Background imageServing Collection: Sing a Song of Sixpence

Sing a Song of Sixpence -- the king cuts into his pie, and the blackbirds start to sing. 19th century

Background imageServing Collection: Interior of ticket office at London Bridge railway station

Interior of ticket office at London Bridge railway station
The interior of the ticket booking office at London Bridge railway station. The clerks serve customers through windows at the right

Background imageServing Collection: Olive Malvery serving in a sweet shop

Olive Malvery serving in a sweet shop
In the early 1900s, Olive Malvery, an established singer and reciter of verse, became known for her investigative reports of Londons poor, especially women

Background imageServing Collection: General Store at Orphan Homes of Scotland, Bridge of Weir

General Store at Orphan Homes of Scotland, Bridge of Weir
The general store at the Orphan Homes of Scotland, Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire. Jars of sweets feature prominently on its shelves

Background imageServing Collection: British and French Soldiers - Salonica

British and French Soldiers - Salonica
A scruffy young turkish paperboy selling the Paris Balkan Newspaper and the French Echo to British and French soldiers during World War One in Salonica as two veiled ladies and a Greek priest

Background imageServing Collection: Serving Maid / Chocolate

Serving Maid / Chocolate
A serving maid carries a cup of chocolate and a glass of water on a tray

Background imageServing Collection: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Snow White makes herself useful in the home of the Seven Dwarfs

Background imageServing Collection: Chapel Royal, St James

Chapel Royal, St James
The Chapel Royal at St James Palace, London, is an establishment in the Royal Household serving the spiritual needs of the sovereign of the British royal family



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