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Background imageShabby Collection: Charlie Chaplin as the little tramp

Charlie Chaplin as the little tramp
Film actor and director Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), film star and director, seen here in his little tramp costume, probably in a still from his 1925 film, The Gold Rush

Background imageShabby Collection: Farm for sale at Solva, Pembrokeshire, South Wales

Farm for sale at Solva, Pembrokeshire, South Wales
A rather run-down farm for sale at Solva, Pembrokeshire, Dyfed, South Wales. The windows are in a poor state, and one of them is boarded up

Background imageShabby Collection: Houseless and Hungry by Luke Fildes

Houseless and Hungry by Luke Fildes
A study entitled Houseless and Hungry by Luke Fildes depicting homeless paupers queuing outside the casual ward of a London workhouse. A policeman stands at the left of the scene

Background imageShabby Collection: Mother and daughters at a London bus stop

Mother and daughters at a London bus stop
A mother and her two daughters waiting for a No.6 bus at Shirland Road, Maida Vale, London W9. They are all smartly dressed, but the houses in the background are showing postwar shabbiness

Background imageShabby Collection: Cartoon, Disraeli Measuring the British Lion

Cartoon, Disraeli Measuring the British Lion
Cartoon, The State of the Nation, Disraeli Measuring the British Lion. Mr Disraelis motion for a Select Committee to consider the state of the nation, in consequence of the repeal of the Corn Law

Background imageShabby Collection: The Poor -- dogs in shabby clothes

The Poor -- dogs in shabby clothes

Background imageShabby Collection: Treloars Inlaid Linoleum - it never looks shabby

Treloars Inlaid Linoleum - it never looks shabby
Why is this girl like Treloars Inlaid Linoleum? Because she never looks shabby" !! Date: circa 1890s

Background imageShabby Collection: Interior of old Church, Bonchurch, Isle of Wight

Interior of old Church, Bonchurch, Isle of Wight Date: 1918

Background imageShabby Collection: Book, Titanic and Other Ships

Book, Titanic and Other Ships, 1935 first edition. Date: 1935

Background imageShabby Collection: Squatters protest, Battersea, South London

Squatters protest, Battersea, South London
Squatters protest, 78 Abercrombie Street, Battersea, South London, 8 December 1977. Squatters were resisting eviction by the Labour-run Wandsworth Council. Date: 1977

Background imageShabby Collection: Politics Political People London 1972 1970s 70s

Politics Political People London 1972 1970s 70s
politics, political, people, london, 1972, 1970s, 70s, seventies, protesting, housing, problem, problems, pavement, street, message, protest, corner, powis, square, notting, hill, west, may, slogans

Background imageShabby Collection: Comic postcard, Cockerel and hen Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Cockerel and hen Date: 20th century

Background imageShabby Collection: Comic postcard, Travelling on rollerskates, pulled by a tortoise Date

Comic postcard, Travelling on rollerskates, pulled by a tortoise Date: early 20th century

Background imageShabby Collection: Comic postcard, Lost and found clothing Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Lost and found clothing Date: 20th century

Background imageShabby Collection: Comic postcard, Temperance woman and drunkard Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Temperance woman and drunkard Date: 20th century

Background imageShabby Collection: Menu card, Princes Restaurant, Singapore

Menu card, Princes Restaurant, Singapore
Front cover, menu card, Princes Restaurant, Singapore, showing a chef and his young assistant in a ramshackle and untidy kitchen. (1 of 3) Date: circa 1930s

Background imageShabby Collection: The Tramps Dream

The Tramps Dream

Background imageShabby Collection: Some Clerical Types by John Kendal, Smithfield

Some Clerical Types by John Kendal, Smithfield. 1901

Background imageShabby Collection: Some Clerical Types by John Kendal, Rectitude

Some Clerical Types by John Kendal, Rectitude. 1901

Background imageShabby Collection: Santa Catalina Church, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

Santa Catalina Church, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
Santa Catalina Church, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands. Date: circa 1890

Background imageShabby Collection: Peasant farmer, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

Peasant farmer, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageShabby Collection: Shabby-genteel Frenchman Date: 1850

Shabby-genteel Frenchman Date: 1850

Background imageShabby Collection: SWEET ORANGE SELLER

SWEET ORANGE SELLER
Two well-dressed ladies buy sweet China oranges from a rather shabby-looking poor street vendor Date: 1794

Background imageShabby Collection: Soho, London - Denman Street - Casino de Paris Theatre

Soho, London - Denman Street - Casino de Paris Theatre
Soho, London - 5-7 Denman Street - Casino de Paris Theatre. It was a private members strip club, opened in April 1958, closed in September 1977, and later demolished. 1973

Background imageShabby Collection: Marlborough Street, Roseau, Dominica, West Indies

Marlborough Street, Roseau, Dominica, West Indies. Date: circa 1910

Background imageShabby Collection: John Conrad Russell and his mother Dora Black

John Conrad Russell and his mother Dora Black
John Conrad Russell, 4th Earl Russell (1921-1987) and his mother Dora Black, Lady Russell (1894-1986). Dora Black was a British author, feminist and socialist campaigner

Background imageShabby Collection: Top hat with comic verse on a Christmas and New Year card

Top hat with comic verse on a Christmas and New Year card
Battered and shabby top hat with comic verse on a Christmas and New Year card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageShabby Collection: Construction workers outside a large building, USA

Construction workers outside a large building, USA
Large group of construction workers (possibly carpenters, painters, builders, etc) outside a large building, North America. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageShabby Collection: Telegraph House notice, home of Bertrand Russell

Telegraph House notice, home of Bertrand Russell
Telegraph House notice -- private road, please drive slowly, children, no right of way. The house was constructed on the site of a West Sussex semaphore-station

Background imageShabby Collection: Woman police officer outside police station, London

Woman police officer outside police station, London
Woman police officer (Peggy Spalton) standing outside a London police station. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageShabby Collection: Street scene in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico

Street scene in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico. Date: circa 1920

Background imageShabby Collection: 1960s, 60s, sixties, boy, boys, girl, girls, child, children, childhood, balham, street

1960s, 60s, sixties, boy, boys, girl, girls, child, children, childhood, balham, street
Three children, a girl and two boys, wondering what to get up to on a Balham street, SW London. Date: circa 1961

Background imageShabby Collection: Old man in shabby suit

Old man in shabby suit
An old man in a shabby suit leans (perhaps unwittingly) against an advertisement for Burton tailoring: Let Burton Dress You

Background imageShabby Collection: Horse pulling a vehicle

Horse pulling a vehicle
A horse pulling a three-wheel vehicle on a cobblestone street in Germany. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageShabby Collection: Apres la Guerre no. 5 - postcard drawn by George Ranstead

Apres la Guerre no. 5 - postcard drawn by George Ranstead
Humorous drawing on a postcard by George Ranstead, an amateur soldier artist of the Great War. This image, one of a series suggesting what life might be like at the end of the war

Background imageShabby Collection: Franky Shagg, Isle of Wight tramp

Franky Shagg, Isle of Wight tramp
Franky Shagg, a well known tramp on the Isle of Wight in the early 1900s

Background imageShabby Collection: Back alley between slums, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Back alley between slums, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Litter-strewn back alley between slums, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Date: 1969

Background imageShabby Collection: Four men with trowels and cement on boards, USA

Four men with trowels and cement on boards, USA
Four men with trowels and cement on boards, outside a log cabin, North America. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageShabby Collection: Four cooks inside their work premises, USA

Four cooks inside their work premises, USA
Four cooks inside their work premises, North America. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageShabby Collection: Railway workers outside their work premises, USA

Railway workers outside their work premises, USA
Five railway workers outside their work premises, North America. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageShabby Collection: Butchers and others outside their work premises, USA

Butchers and others outside their work premises, USA
Butchers and colleagues outside their work premises, North America. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageShabby Collection: Cartoon, Horace Wigan, actor, dramatist and manager

Cartoon, Horace Wigan, actor, dramatist and manager
Cartoon, Horace Wigan (c.1815-1885), actor, dramatist and theatre manager, best known for his detective roles. A very amiable gentleman, though he doesn t always look cheerful. 1884

Background imageShabby Collection: Soho, London - Street Scenes

Soho, London - Street Scenes - young people in typical 1970s fashions. 1974

Background imageShabby Collection: Soho, London - two front doors with fanlights

Soho, London - two front doors with fanlights. 1973

Background imageShabby Collection: Hurdy Gurdy man and woman performing in street

Hurdy Gurdy man and woman performing in street
Hurdy Gurdy man and woman performing in the street. 19th century

Background imageShabby Collection: Soldier in shabby uniform, East Africa, WW1

Soldier in shabby uniform, East Africa, WW1
Soldier in a shabby uniform, in East Africa during WW1 -- uniforms got into a poor state during campaigns. circa 1917

Background imageShabby Collection: Kitten inside an old boot on a greetings card

Kitten inside an old boot on a greetings card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageShabby Collection: Christmas card in the shape of a brown hat

Christmas card in the shape of a brown hat -- Christmas Greeting from an Old Chum. Date: circa 1890s



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