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Background imageSight Collection: Les Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry - June

Les Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry - June
JUNE Making hay within sight of the royal palace at Paris, the Sainte Chapelle and the Conciergerie Date: 1409 - 1487

Background imageSight Collection: Consett Ironworks

Consett Ironworks
Consett Iron Works, county Durham - a spectacular sight at night. Note the railway for transporting the coal in the foreground

Background imageSight Collection: Statue of Liberty and Lower Mannhattan

Statue of Liberty and Lower Mannhattan
The Statue of Liberty, Hudson River and lower Mannhattan in 1995 Date: 1995

Background imageSight Collection: Crusaders Near Jerusalem

Crusaders Near Jerusalem
Crusaders under Richard I gain sight of Jerusalem, though they were unable to seize it from the Saracens

Background imageSight Collection: Crossing Windermere

Crossing Windermere
Two sight-seeing excursion coaches are carried by steam ferry across Lake Windermere, in the heart of Englands Lake District

Background imageSight Collection: Studdy - Three newborn puppies slowly open their eyes

Studdy - Three newborn puppies slowly open their eyes
" Alas My Brothers! Tis a queer world to look upon." Three newborn puppies slowly open their eyes for the first time

Background imageSight Collection: Deptford Dockyard

Deptford Dockyard
The naval dockyard at Deptford, with Greenwich in the distance. Our Picture Library is out of sight, to the right of the picture. Date: 1793

Background imageSight Collection: RAFs new gyro gun sight by G. H. Davis

RAFs new gyro gun sight by G. H. Davis
Details of the RAFs new gyro gun sight, which makes every fighter pilot an accurate marksman. By means of two simple adjustments in action

Background imageSight Collection: Niagara Falls Date: 1950

Niagara Falls Date: 1950

Background imageSight Collection: Advert in Harness Eye Battery 1886

Advert in Harness Eye Battery 1886
Harness Eye Battery promises to cure weak eyes and restore failing sight. Date: 1886

Background imageSight Collection: The Goal in Sight - Two Scotsmen fired up in race for Scotch

The Goal in Sight - Two Scotsmen fired up in race for Scotch
The Goal in Sight - Two Scotsmen fired up in a race for the First Prize of a bottle of Scotch Whisky! Date: 1916

Background imageSight Collection: Gremlin and Pilot

Gremlin and Pilot
A Gremlin tries to fog the aircrafts windscreen with his breath, but the pilot foils him by chewing a carrot to improve his sight

Background imageSight Collection: Hecuba and Polydore

Hecuba and Polydore
She sees the corpse of her youngest son, Polydore, whom she had sent away supposedly to safety; coming on top of so many calamities, the sight sends her mad

Background imageSight Collection: Amelia Bloomer

Amelia Bloomer, Originator of the New Dress - the first sight the British public received of the scandalous new attire for women

Background imageSight Collection: Goethe / Sorrows Werther

Goethe / Sorrows Werther
Werthers first sight of Charlotte (Lotte)

Background imageSight Collection: Blind Italian soldier - WWI

Blind Italian soldier - WWI
Italian soldiers blinded during World War One - a poem explaining their fate. Date: circa 1918

Background imageSight Collection: EYE TEST / 1958

EYE TEST / 1958
The school matron tests the eye sight of a few young boys

Background imageSight Collection: Tunisian Royal Marriage

Tunisian Royal Marriage
When the son of the Bey of Tunis weds, he enjoys his first sight of his future partner when he enters the womens apartment for the first time

Background imageSight Collection: Mariner, Seraph-Band

Mariner, Seraph-Band
The angelic spirits leave the dead bodies of the sailors: This seraph-band, each waved his hand: It was a heavenly sight!

Background imageSight Collection: Nelson Blinded at Calvi

Nelson Blinded at Calvi
HORATIO, LORD NELSON English naval officer loses the sight of his eye at Calvi

Background imageSight Collection: London & Croydon Rly Col

London & Croydon Rly Col
The London and Croydon Railway near New Cross : you can see the Greenwich Line in the distance, but our Library is out of sight to your right

Background imageSight Collection: Incredible hallucinations brought on by smoking Opium

Incredible hallucinations brought on by smoking Opium
Seeing Everything - The wild and incredible hallucinations brought on by smoking Opium. Date: 1905

Background imageSight Collection: Two posters, Spot at Sight, Enemy Uniforms, WW2

Two posters, Spot at Sight, Enemy Uniforms, WW2. German parachutist, soldier, airman and sailor. 1940s

Background imageSight Collection: WW2 - Comic Postcard, Home Front - Intruder Raid - A little girl (with ginger pigtails)

WW2 - Comic Postcard, Home Front - Intruder Raid - A little girl (with ginger pigtails) is alarmed at the sight of a small brown mouse and has leaped up onto the piano stool. Date: 1944

Background imageSight Collection: The Pixie Shop, Boscastle, Cornwall

The Pixie Shop, Boscastle, Cornwall. circa 1970s

Background imageSight Collection: Bren. 303 in Mk I light machine gun, 1942

Bren. 303 in Mk I light machine gun, 1942; original round dial sight. One of the finest light machine guns ever produced, the Bren was the centre of a platoons firepower in all theatres of operation

Background imageSight Collection: WW2 - Fight It Out

WW2 - Fight It Out
A front cover illustration for a WW2 children's story book, Fight It Out, written by Gunby Hadath. The image portrays a wartime schoolboy looking towards the sky

Background imageSight Collection: White Star Line, RMS Titanic, Harland and Wolff employee

White Star Line, RMS Titanic, Harland and Wolff employee
White Star Line, RMS Titanic, rare bookpost real photo postcard of Titanic in Belfast written by a Harland and Wolff employee

Background imageSight Collection: West Chiltington Cottage

West Chiltington Cottage
A photograph of a distant thatch cottage at West Chiltington Common, close to Pulborough in Sussex, within sight of the South Downs. Date: circa 1929

Background imageSight Collection: The Sans-Culotte

The Sans-Culotte
This illustration shows a finely dressed lady with a fan, standing unaffected by the sight of a charging man armed with a spear, who is deemed a sans-culotte

Background imageSight Collection: Vietnamese Patriotic Poster - The North is strong

Vietnamese Patriotic Poster - The North is strong and we have shot down 4000 planes! Date: 1973

Background imageSight Collection: Deserted Ship

Deserted Ship
This illustration shows a haunting looking ship in the shallow ocean, it's sails are heavily torn and no member of the crew is in sight. A flock of seagulls gather at the rear. Date: circa 1915

Background imageSight Collection: Letter written by Ida Stanton on board RMS Carpathia

Letter written by Ida Stanton on board RMS Carpathia
Handwritten letter written on board RMS Carpathia dated 15 August 1912 with original Cunard envelope. Dear Papa and boys... we were delayed by boarding a large cargoe (sic) of spaghetti

Background imageSight Collection: Rotherhithe Road Tunnel - Burrowing Under the River Thames

Rotherhithe Road Tunnel - Burrowing Under the River Thames
Men working in dark conditions, topless due to the temperature in the eighties. Excavating the clay soil at the rate of about five feet per day

Background imageSight Collection: Peter Pan Children Childrens Literature Story

Peter Pan Children Childrens Literature Story
peter, pan, children, childrens, literature, story, fantasy, english, illustration, arthur, rackham, barrie, kensington, gardens, 1906, 1900s, edwardian, touching, sight, two, tombstones, tombstone

Background imageSight Collection: Edward I Dies Events Britain 1307 Weak Ride Borne

Edward I Dies Events Britain 1307 Weak Ride Borne
edward, i, dies, events, britain, 1307, weak, ride, borne, litter, northward, march, roadside, last, moments, gladdened, sight, blazing, scottish, town, troops, death, king, british, royalty

Background imageSight Collection: Republic F-84F Thunderstreak 51-1346

Republic F-84F Thunderstreak 51-1346
Republic F-84F-1-RE Thunderstreak 51-1346, on display at Rickenbacker ANGB, Columbus, Ohio.. Used exclusively for trials and testing, this aircraft was assigned to NASA Dryden Flight Research Center

Background imageSight Collection: Comic postcard, Two large women at the seaside (in Dutch and German

Comic postcard, Two large women at the seaside (in Dutch and German) - The view here is ideal and we like it immensely! Date: 20th century

Background imageSight Collection: Comic postcard, Two women discuss romantic encounter Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Two women discuss romantic encounter Date: 20th century

Background imageSight Collection: Comic postcard, Plump holidaymaker in the sea

Comic postcard, Plump holidaymaker in the sea, showing a stripy bottom Date: 20th century

Background imageSight Collection: Niagara Falls, NY State, USA - American Falls and Steel Arch Bridge. Date: circa 1930

Niagara Falls, NY State, USA - American Falls and Steel Arch Bridge. Date: circa 1930

Background imageSight Collection: Rome, including St Peters and the Vatican, c. 1870 s. Italy

Rome, including St Peters and the Vatican, c. 1870 s. Italy
Vintage 19th century photograph: view of the rooftops of the city of Rome, including St Peters and the Vatican, c.1870 s. Italy

Background imageSight Collection: Alum Bay Isle of Wight, England

Alum Bay Isle of Wight, England
19th century vintage photograph: Alum Bay is a bay near the westernmost point of the Isle of Wight, England, within close sight of the Needles rock formation

Background imageSight Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Whether you ve gone

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Whether you ve gone
Comic cards were much brighter at this stage of the war when the end seemed to be in sight. The little girl is anticipating the return of her loved one whether you ve gone for a year or a day

Background imageSight Collection: A gentleman and woman kiss on a bench near a town gate

A gentleman and woman kiss on a bench near a town gate as a two-horse phaeton with leering man drives by. The Embrace. Handcoloured copperplate engraving after an illustration by Thomas Rowlandson

Background imageSight Collection: Street brawl between two men in a 19th century town

Street brawl between two men in a 19th century town
Street brawl between two men boxing, knocking over a woman with wheelbarrow, 19th century. Spar d neither man nor mothers Son - Yea clawed the back o Horner John

Background imageSight Collection: The Trenches of Death Museum by the River Izjer, Dixmuide

The Trenches of Death Museum by the River Izjer, Dixmuide
The Trenches of Death formed a Belgian defensive line along the west bank of the River Izjer which was pivotal in preventing the Germans breaking through to the Channel Ports

Background imageSight Collection: Anatomy of the human ear and eye

Anatomy of the human ear and eye. Lithograph from Lorenz Okens Universal Natural History, Allgemeine Naturgeschichte fur alle Stande, Stuttgart, 1839



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