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Background imageShells Collection: Molluscs / Snails / Print

Molluscs / Snails / Print
Snails on and around various foliage

Background imageShells Collection: At the Front - World War One recruitment poster

At the Front - World War One recruitment poster
Recruitment poster during World War I featuring a dramatic picture of horses pulling guns rearing up in fright at a shell explosion just a few feet away

Background imageShells Collection: The Easter Rising - Dublin, Ireland

The Easter Rising - Dublin, Ireland
The Easter Rising also known as the Easter (or Irish ) Rebellion and referred to erroneously in some contemporary British reports as the Sinn Fein Rebellion - an armed insurrection staged in Ireland

Background imageShells Collection: Shell Fountain / Costume

Shell Fountain / Costume
Tunic dress by Paquin: draped tango skirt with front split & train, translucent flared tunic & pearl adorned corsage, toque / turban with feather trim

Background imageShells Collection: Four oyster shells

Four oyster shells, seen from different angles

Background imageShells Collection: Mother Shows You How

Mother Shows You How: on the beach. From Teddy Bear (11 August 1973)

Background imageShells Collection: Women working during the First World War

Women working during the First World War. Above: in a weapons factory, filling shells with explosives. Below: an outdoor scene with a woman bus conductor

Background imageShells Collection: Three turtles swimming underwater

Three turtles swimming underwater. Watercolour painting by Raymond Sheppard

Background imageShells Collection: Periscopes in Trenches

Periscopes in Trenches
With shells bursting overhead and trench mortar ready, Seaforth Highlanders watch through a periscope for the Germans

Background imageShells Collection: The Diving Belles music hall divers and aquatic acrobats

The Diving Belles music hall divers and aquatic acrobats
The Diving Belles led by Daphne ?appearing in an elaborate sea cave scena Mermaids in Shells with clever and original tricks and fancy diving?

Background imageShells Collection: Thrilling Wonder Stories scifi magazine cover - THE IONIAN CYCLE

Thrilling Wonder Stories scifi magazine cover - THE IONIAN CYCLE
THE IONIAN CYCLE (William Tenn) A space traveller from Earth encounters some interesting fauna emerging from eggs, pods, shells or whatever. Date: 1948

Background imageShells Collection: Geisha girls at the seaside, Japan

Geisha girls at the seaside, Japan
Two Geisha girls in elegant Western-style striped bathing costumes recline on a studio beach set

Background imageShells 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 imageShells Collection: Mollusques - molluscs (shells)

Mollusques - molluscs (shells)
Spectacular variety of molluscs and shells. Date: 1930

Background imageShells Collection: Where Did That One Go To? by Bruce Bairnsfather

Where Did That One Go To? by Bruce Bairnsfather
The very first cartoon published in The Bystander by Bruce Bairnsfather (later Captain) of the 1st Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment

Background imageShells Collection: Lloyd Georges Munition Girls

Lloyd Georges Munition Girls
Front cover of a book describing womens experiences in a munitions factory during the First World War with a detailed account by an anonymous female shell-maker

Background imageShells Collection: British artillery men with shells, WW1

British artillery men with shells, WW1
British gunners posed with a large pile of 18 pr. field-gun shells which, according to The Sphere, " are to pound German trenches level with the earth." Date: 1916

Background imageShells Collection: Cockle Picker, Ulverston

Cockle Picker, Ulverston
A cockle picker outside her cottage near Ulverston, then part of Lancashire. An old woman holds a large basket. On a wooden bench is another basket full of cockle shells

Background imageShells Collection: Shellfish stall in Les Halles, Paris, France

Shellfish stall in Les Halles, Paris, France
Adults and children at a shellfish stall in Les Halles, in Paris, France

Background imageShells Collection: The Intelligence Department, by Bairnsfather

The Intelligence Department, by Bairnsfather
The Intelligence Department " Is this ere the Warwicks?" " Nao, Indenburgs blinkin Light Infantry" A cartoon by Captain Bruce Bairnsfather in The Bystander

Background imageShells Collection: Volley firing by Scott Method by G. H. Davis

Volley firing by Scott Method by G. H. Davis
The gunnery experiment of which all the naval world is talking: the six-to-one superiority of volley firing by the Scott Method

Background imageShells Collection: French artillery shells being loaded for transport

French artillery shells being loaded for transport
French soldiers load artillery shells for their guns at Verdun onto a lorry for transport. 1916

Background imageShells Collection: South Africa - a toddler looks down guiltily at broken eggs

South Africa - a toddler looks down guiltily at broken eggs
South Africa - a toddler looks down guiltily at some broken eggs, spilled out from their laden basket. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageShells Collection: Geisha hairstyle viewed from rear - Japan

Geisha hairstyle viewed from rear - Japan
Beautiful photograph showing the complicated shapes, folds and pinning of a Geisha hairstyle viewed from rear - Japan. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageShells Collection: Great Yarmouth, Norfolk - Marine Parade

Great Yarmouth, Norfolk - Marine Parade Date: circa 1910

Background imageShells Collection: Ducks and Green Peas by Miss E Mitchell

Ducks and Green Peas by Miss E Mitchell
" Ducks and Green Peas" by Miss E Mitchell. A girl shells peas while ducklings cluster round her hoping to eat some of the fallers. Date: 1890

Background imageShells Collection: A house in Cleveland Road, Hartlepool, wrecked by shells

A house in Cleveland Road, Hartlepool, wrecked by shells

Background imageShells Collection: Firing Ship Guns

Firing Ship Guns
The crew of a British ship fire shells from a deck gun and are greeted by a vision of Horatio Nelson, the naval hero of years gone by

Background imageShells Collection: Girl Minds Baby 1888

Girl Minds Baby 1888
A little girl minds the baby and shells peas at the same time

Background imageShells Collection: Emden Shells Madras

Emden Shells Madras
The German cruiser Emden bombards the oil tanks in the harbour of Madras, India, and causes substantial damage to shipping. But she, too, will be destroyed

Background imageShells Collection: The Xinhai Revolution

The Xinhai Revolution, also known as the Chinese Revolution or the Revolution of 1911, was a revolution that overthrew Chinas last imperial dynasty (the Qing dynasty)

Background imageShells Collection: Mother of pearl divers attacked by a shark, Tahiti

Mother of pearl divers attacked by a shark, Tahiti. Date: 1885

Background imageShells Collection: The Mermaid by Hester Margetson

The Mermaid by Hester Margetson

Background imageShells Collection: Gnawa musicians - ethnic group inhabiting Morocco and Algeria in the Maghreb

Gnawa musicians - ethnic group inhabiting Morocco and Algeria in the Maghreb. Gnawa music is characterized by instrumentation

Background imageShells Collection: The Nurse of the Negus Menelik of Abyssinia (Ethiopia)

The Nurse of the Negus Menelik of Abyssinia (Ethiopia). She certainly appears to have nursed a few in her time... Date: circa 1910s

Background imageShells Collection: Shells

Shells

Background imageShells Collection: Filling shells with nitro-glycerine for shooting

Filling shells with nitro-glycerine for shooting oil wells Pennsylvania USA early 1900s

Background imageShells Collection: Gibralter South Port - munitions on dockside

Gibralter South Port - munitions on dockside - Victorian period

Background imageShells Collection: South Port, Gibralter

South Port, Gibralter

Background imageShells Collection: WW2 British Munitions Factory

WW2 British Munitions Factory
This illustration shows some workers stacking and moving WW2 munitions shells at a British factory. Date: circa 1941

Background imageShells Collection: The Heroic Stand of L Battery, RHA, at Nery, France

The Heroic Stand of L Battery, RHA, at Nery, France
The Heroic Stand of L Battery, RHA, skirmish at Nery, northern France, part of the Retreat from Mons, 1 September 1914, First World War Date: 1915

Background imageShells Collection: The 155mm shell makes French soldier look small, WW1

The 155mm shell makes French soldier look small, WW1
WW1 The 155mm Shell makes French soldier (nicknamed Poilu) look small Date: circa 1916

Background imageShells Collection: Star Shells On The Yser

Star Shells On The Yser
This etching shows the shelling around the River Yser from World War 1, the river flows through Belgium and France. Date: circa 1916

Background imageShells Collection: RMS Titanic - shell memorials and two publications

RMS Titanic - shell memorials and two publications
RMS Titanic - rare post-disaster naive hand-decorated shells depicting the Titanic and Carpathia presented in a period oak frame

Background imageShells Collection: Carpathia and Titanic - decorated shells in oak frame

Carpathia and Titanic - decorated shells in oak frame
Carpathia and Titanic - rare post-disaster hand-decorated shells depicting the two ships, presented in a period oak frame. 6 x 4.5 inches. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageShells Collection: Boer and British munition mementos

Boer and British munition mementos
Photograph shows the Boer and British munitions (cartridges) shot, used in the second Boer War (11th October 1899- 31st May 1902)

Background imageShells Collection: The Terrace, Scarborough, North Yorkshire

The Terrace, Scarborough, North Yorkshire Date: 1812

Background imageShells Collection: Saint James the Pilgrim. Statue, 16th -17th centuries

Saint James the Pilgrim. Statue, 16th -17th centuries. Southern Germany. Polychromed wood. Museum of Pilgrimage and Santiago. Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain. Date: 2019



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