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Background imageShade Collection: John Logie Bairds experiment, showing how television transm

John Logie Bairds experiment, showing how television transm
Sending pictures through the air. Bairds system of television transmits its wireless pictures. John Logie Baird transmitted a moving image by wireless, showing gradations of light and shade

Background imageShade Collection: England / Amersham

England / Amersham
A fine overview of the historic town of Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England

Background imageShade Collection: Men playing billiards in a club

Men playing billiards in a club. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageShade Collection: West End Hotel, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

West End Hotel, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Veranda of the West End Hotel, Bangalore, Karnataka, India. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageShade Collection: Billiard Room, Union Jack Club, Lambeth, London

Billiard Room, Union Jack Club, Lambeth, London
View of the Billiard Room at the Union Jack Club, Waterloo Road, Lambeth, London. The club opened in 1907 to cater for members and ex-members of the armed forces. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageShade Collection: Sheep graze in Kensington Gardens

Sheep graze in Kensington Gardens
Sheep grazing in Kensington Gardens, London. The first ever Ha-Ha in the country acted as the dividing line between Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens

Background imageShade Collection: Italian Roadside Cafe

Italian Roadside Cafe
A group of men chat in the shade of a tree outside an Italian roadside cafe

Background imageShade Collection: Building of the Aswan Dam, Egypt

Building of the Aswan Dam, Egypt -- temples were either covered by water or dismantled and moved to a new location. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageShade Collection: Grandfather welcomes his Granddaughter

Grandfather welcomes his Granddaughter
A Grandfather, fishing in the shade of a tree by a quiet pool, welcomes his Granddaughter with open arms. Watercolour painting by Raymond Sheppard

Background imageShade Collection: Bristol Market 1930S

Bristol Market 1930S
A study in light and shade at the fruit and vegetable stall of Bristol Market, England

Background imageShade Collection: Party of people picnicking at Henley Regatta

Party of people picnicking at Henley Regatta
A party of people picnicking at the Henley Royal Regatta, an annual rowing event held on the River Thames near the town of Henley-on-Thames, South Oxfordshire. Date: July 1888

Background imageShade Collection: Frocks and thrills: Gowns and headdresses from Paris 1913

Frocks and thrills: Gowns and headdresses from Paris 1913
Women models wearing a selection of different style evening wear, including the lamp-shade skirt, Turkish trousers, low scaft-belt cloak and the knee skirt. 1913

Background imageShade Collection: Billiards champion with trophy

Billiards champion with trophy
Billiards champion with the trophy he has won. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageShade Collection: Silhouette of an elderly man with a glass of beer

Silhouette of an elderly man with a glass of beer in his hand, sitting under a tree. An advertisement for Worthington beer

Background imageShade Collection: Open Gateway

Open Gateway
An open gateway with a fine gas lamp hanging at the point of the arch and two large wooden doors both opened fully. The open portal reveals a view though to an attractive small stone house in

Background imageShade Collection: Man standing on bridge in light and shade

Man standing on bridge in light and shade
A slightly surreal picture of a man standing alone on a bridge with shadows playing on his back and on the ground. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageShade Collection: Sitting on a statue of an elephant, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Sitting on a statue of an elephant, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
An Indian man with a beard and turban sits in the shade at the feet of a statue of an elephant in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. He is barefoot and wears a serious expression Date: 1984

Background imageShade Collection: Lying On The Beach

Lying On The Beach
An advertisement illustration which portrays a young woman lying on her front, under the shade of an umbrella at the beach, alongside a seated man, both figures are smoking. Date: circa 1939

Background imageShade Collection: Animated Desk Lamp

Animated Desk Lamp
A strange illustration of a desk lamp with a decorative shade, stooping down with long, gangly legs, almost like a 1901 version of Pixar's animated lamp! Date: circa 1901

Background imageShade Collection: Les Rendez-vous De Madame De Z. Part VII

Les Rendez-vous De Madame De Z. Part VII
Part VII of a series of sketches which portrays a lady looking through her handheld spectacles as she walks by a woodland, under the shade of her parasol. Date: circa 1901

Background imageShade Collection: History of Africa. Congo. 19th century. A palaver (speech)

History of Africa. Congo. 19th century. A palaver (speech). Engraving. El Congo y la Creacion del Estado Independiente de este nombre

Background imageShade Collection: Plane trees of Godfrey of Bouillon. Prairie of Buyukdere

Plane trees of Godfrey of Bouillon. Prairie of Buyukdere
Ottoman Empire. Turkey. 40 plane trees of Godfrey of Bouillon. Prairie of Buyukdere. According to tradition the field tent of Godfrey of Bouillon was installed next to the tree during the camping of

Background imageShade Collection: Troakes Farm, Somerset

Troakes Farm, Somerset
This oil painting shows a green gateway to Troakes Farm, in Somerset, some brown cows are standing against a building in the shade. Date: circa 1920

Background imageShade Collection: A Sunny Spot In Italy

A Sunny Spot In Italy
A landscape oil painting of a young woman standing in the shade, at the base of some giant haystacks, accompanied with some chickens pecking at the ground, in an Italian countryside. Date: circa 1919

Background imageShade Collection: English Hospital At Arc En Barrois

English Hospital At Arc En Barrois
This painting shows some figures, including a nurse and military man, relaxing in the shade of an otherwise sun lit park land, outside a hospital in Arc-en-Barrois, in northeastern France

Background imageShade Collection: Women Under a Tree

Women Under a Tree
A painting of two women, wearing white dresses, one is sat on a chair that is placed in the shade provided by a large autumnal leaved tree. Date: circa 1917

Background imageShade Collection: Light and Shade

Light and Shade
A painting of a white building which has yellow flowers to each side of the green entrance door, shadows of nearby trees are cast onto the walls. Date: circa 1915

Background imageShade Collection: Corsica

Corsica
A painting which shows a coastal town view of Corsica, in France. A man and woman occupy a some shade in the foreground, created by a splendid, large tree. Date: circa 1914

Background imageShade Collection: Fishing

Fishing
A painting depicting a mother, wearing a pink spotted white dress and holding a parasol, with her daughter, who is fishing in a calm river, sided with reeds, under the shade of some trees

Background imageShade Collection: The Deck Chair

The Deck Chair
An oil painting of a young woman reclined on a deck chair, holding a parasol to offer a bit of shade from the bright sun, which brightly lights up a picturesque countryside. Date: circa 1918

Background imageShade Collection: Picking Tea - Japan

Picking Tea - Japan. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageShade Collection: A Smart European Missionary Woman transported in a Doolie

A Smart European Missionary Woman transported in a Doolie, a simple stretcher on poles for carrying a passenger - Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. Date: circa 1903

Background imageShade Collection: Chinese Rickshaw Boy taking a rest - Hong Kong

Chinese Rickshaw Boy taking a rest - Hong Kong. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageShade Collection: 40 plane trees of Godfrey of Bouillon. Prairie of Buyukdere

40 plane trees of Godfrey of Bouillon. Prairie of Buyukdere
Ottoman Empire. Turkey. 40 plane trees of Godfrey of Bouillon. Prairie of Buyukdere. According to tradition the field tent of Godfrey of Bouillon was installed next to the tree during the camping of

Background imageShade Collection: Strong Wind in the Mountains, 1895, by Stanislaw Witkiewicz

Strong Wind in the Mountains, 1895, by Stanislaw Witkiewicz
Stanislaw Witkiewicz (1851-1915). Polish painter. Strong Wind in the Mountains, 1895. 19th Century Polish Art Gallery (Sukiennice Museum). National Museum of Krakow. Poland. Date: 2018

Background imageShade Collection: A decorative lamp and lampshade. The image was accompanied by instructions on how to make

A decorative lamp and lampshade. The image was accompanied by instructions on how to make the lampshade oneself. Date: 1954

Background imageShade Collection: Grumman S2F-1 or YS2F-1 Tracker

Grumman S2F-1 or YS2F-1 Tracker
United States Navy - Grumman S2F-1 or YS2F-1 Tracker. An early pre-production or production Tracker, fresh off the production line, on the flightline at Bethpage for flight testing

Background imageShade Collection: Scene from Brecourt's play, L'Ombre de Moliere

Scene from Brecourt's play, L'Ombre de Moliere (The Shade of Moliere), first performed in 1674, the year after Moliere's death. 17th century

Background imageShade Collection: BOOK OF THE DEAD/18

BOOK OF THE DEAD/18
Various vignettes featuring Ani with is Shade and his Soul, adoring Osiris in the form of a ram and slaying a serpent

Background imageShade Collection: c. 1880s Italy - Verona Piazza Erbe market

c. 1880s Italy - Verona Piazza Erbe market
c.1880s Italy - Verona Piazza Erbe market

Background imageShade Collection: Shadows on a station platform

Shadows on a station platform
A woman walks along a station platform, where heavy decorative shadows are cast on the ground. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageShade Collection: Shadows in a London square

Shadows in a London square
Shafts of sunlight and deep shadows on a winters morning in a square in Central London. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageShade Collection: Passengers on platform, Peterborough North station

Passengers on platform, Peterborough North station
Passengers on a platform at Peterborough North station. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageShade Collection: Street scene in Marseilles, Franc

Street scene in Marseilles, France. Figures move in and out of the sunlight as they pass under an arch. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageShade Collection: Old Tennis Court

Old Tennis Court
The old Tennis court near the Haymarket, London, appears to have formed part of Piccadilly Hall, a celebrated gaming house established about 1635

Background imageShade Collection: Two slatees guard a coffle of enslaved men, Senegal

Two slatees guard a coffle of enslaved men, Senegal
Two armed Mandinka slatees (slave merchants) guard a coffle of six enslaved men, each wearing a heavy wooden neck collar supported by the man in front. Senegal, West Africa, 1800s

Background imageShade Collection: For the Honour of London, Punch cartoon

For the Honour of London, Punch cartoon
For the Honour of London. Shade of Beethoven (Father of Modern Symphonic Music) to Sir Henry Wood: This is indeed tragic, but I cannot believe that this rich city

Background imageShade Collection: Naked youth sleeping in the shade of a tree

Naked youth sleeping in the shade of a tree. Perhaps Endymion, hunter or shepherd, as evidenced by the lance and dog. Copperplate engraving by Tommaso Piroli from his Antiquities of Herculaneum



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