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Background imageSlow Collection: Corbetts Vision

Corbetts Vision
In American planner Harvey Corbetts vision of a future city, fast traffic will be segregated from slow, and people from both Date: 1925

Background imageSlow Collection: SLOW LORIS

SLOW LORIS
(nycticebus coucang) I think this is a Slow Loris, so named because it is

Background imageSlow Collection: Slow Velocipede

Slow Velocipede
A man pushing his boneshaker velocipede bicycle in Holborn, central London, through a heavy traffic jam! Date: early 1930s

Background imageSlow Collection: Lorry in a Jam

Lorry in a Jam
A huge tank on the trailer of a truck. Date: 1970s

Background imageSlow Collection: Goodyear K-Type -these so called blimps though slow wer

Goodyear K-Type -these so called blimps though slow were faster than U-Boats Used to escort Atlantic convoys

Background imageSlow Collection: Slow Coach and infuriated passenger

Slow Coach and infuriated passenger
A lovely postcard by Lance Thackeray entitled Urgent - featuring a carriage being pulled by a very tired old nag and being driven by an old soak of a driver

Background imageSlow Collection: Sloe Gin Ad / Fortune / 1935

Sloe Gin Ad / Fortune / 1935
Advertisement for old Mr.Boston slow gin - drop everything and try it

Background imageSlow Collection: Madeira, Funchal - Oxen carriage

Madeira, Funchal - Oxen carriage
Traditionally, the means of travel in Funchal, the capital city of Madeira, did not include wheeled carriages. The uneven cobbled roadways, steep hills and sharp bends

Background imageSlow Collection: Cunard Line, QE2 - bridge telegraph

Cunard Line, QE2 - bridge telegraph
Cunard Line QE2 - original bridge telegraph that was installed in 1967 and remained until it was removed in 1987. Date: 20th century

Background imageSlow Collection: DONATI, ngelo (16th century). Comfortable life

DONATI, ngelo (16th century). Comfortable life may slow Death but it can not escape'. Illustration of the manuscript The Courtship of Death (Il Corteggio della Morte) by Abbot Angelo Donati

Background imageSlow Collection: London Fire Brigade Firemen Firefighting Firefighters

London Fire Brigade Firemen Firefighting Firefighters
london, fire, brigade, firemen, firefighting, firefighters, lfb, light, alloy, hose, hoses, hosepipe, hosepipes, ramps, ramp, protect, protecting, protection, marked, dead, slow, equipment, metal

Background imageSlow Collection: LFB light alloy hose ramps

LFB light alloy hose ramps, marked DEAD SLOW -- one pair of four-foot end sections assembled to bridge two lines of 2.75 inch hose

Background imageSlow Collection: Busy scene at a railway station

Busy scene at a railway station. Date: 20th century

Background imageSlow Collection: Improvised Bridge, near Cordoba; Spanish Civil War, 1936

Improvised Bridge, near Cordoba; Spanish Civil War, 1936
Photograph showing an improvised bridge, made of wooden sleepers, at Constantina, near Cordoba, 1936. The bridge had been blown up by Republican troops to try to slow down the Nationalist advance

Background imageSlow Collection: GRAY/ELEGY/CHURCHYARD

GRAY/ELEGY/CHURCHYARD
The funeral: "The next with dirges due in sad array, slow thro the church-way path we saw him borne." Date: First published: 1751

Background imageSlow Collection: COUNTRY FUNERAL 1869

COUNTRY FUNERAL 1869
Slow through the church-way path we saw it borne... Date: 1869

Background imageSlow Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - I m Missing You Somefing Orful

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - I m Missing You Somefing Orful
The Caption is Missing you somefing orful! If her love is in the Forces the War has another 5 months to run in Europe, and demobilisation was slow for many.Cute Kids WW2 Wartime humour Date: 1945

Background imageSlow Collection: Man on horseback behind a slow-moving cart on a narrow lane

Man on horseback behind a slow-moving cart on a narrow lane
Gentleman on horseback caught behind a slow-moving cart on a narrow lane at sunset. Miseries of the country. Handcoloured copperplate engraving designed

Background imageSlow Collection: Man embarrassed at being made to dance at a country dance

Man embarrassed at being made to dance at a country dance. More Miseries. Handcoloured copperplate engraving designed and etched by Thomas Rowlandson to accompany Reverend James Beresfords Miseries

Background imageSlow Collection: Earthworm blind snake, slow worm, Cape legless

Earthworm blind snake, slow worm, Cape legless
Earthworm blind snake, Typhlops lumbricalis 1, slow worm, Anguis fragilis 2, Cape legless skink, Ancontias meleagris 3 and eastern glass lizard, Ophisaurus ventralis 4

Background imageSlow Collection: Slow worm, glass lizard and yellowbelly sea snake

Slow worm, glass lizard and yellowbelly sea snake
Slow worm, Anguis fragilis 1, eastern glass lizard, Ophisaurus ventralis 2, yellowbelly sea snake, Hydrophis platurus 3, and Anguis variegata 4

Background imageSlow Collection: SLOW WORM

SLOW WORM
A Slow Worm is superficially like a snake, but is actually a legless lizard, distinguishable because it has eyelids. Date: 1950s

Background imageSlow Collection: Sheep in Staffordshire

Sheep in Staffordshire
A flock of Suffolk sheep and lambs stare at the camera on a cold winter day. The image has been blurred with a time exposure to exaggerate the movement and mist in the farmers field Date: 1990

Background imageSlow Collection: Pages of a calendar booklet for 1879

Pages of a calendar booklet for 1879
Pages of a calendar booklet or diary for 1879 -- Winter comes serene and slow, Love leaves footprints in the snow; Spring has touched the earth and sky, Love awakened passes by. Date: 1879

Background imageSlow Collection: George Ernest Studdy, Bonzo and Ooloo

George Ernest Studdy, Bonzo and Ooloo. That reminds me -- some folks are a bit slow. Bonzo and Ooloo sitting on a bench together watching a snail go by. Originally published as Valentine postcard no

Background imageSlow Collection: To Bed, to Bed 1818

To Bed, to Bed 1818
To bed, to bed, says Sleepy- Head. Lets stay awhile, says Slow. Put on the pot, says Greedy Gut, we ll sup before we go

Background imageSlow Collection: Zeppelin-Staaken VGO R III giant German biplane

Zeppelin-Staaken VGO R III giant German biplane
Zeppelin-Staaken VGO R III, serial no. 10/15, giant German biplane, the only one built. It went into operational use near Riga in Latvia, making its first operational sortie on 13 August 1916

Background imageSlow Collection: Merryweather Fire King steam pump and crew

Merryweather Fire King steam pump and crew, Southwark HQ. In 1899 Merryweather modified its steamer pumps to also propel the vehicle, and thus Londons first non-horse-drawn fire engines arrived

Background imageSlow Collection: LCC-LFB Major building fire in Cannon Street EC4

LCC-LFB Major building fire in Cannon Street EC4
The gutted remains of a corner building affected by this serious fire in Cannon Street, London EC4. The building is blackened by the intensity of the heat and smoke

Background imageSlow Collection: London Fire Brigade Fire King appliance with crew

London Fire Brigade Fire King appliance with crew
A London Fire Brigade Fire King appliance with crew. In 1899 Merryweather of Greenwich modified its steamer pumps to also propel the vehicle

Background imageSlow Collection: Balloon descent at Gonesse, France

Balloon descent at Gonesse, France
The first trial hydrogen balloon which ascended from the Champ de Mars, and descended in the village of Gonesse, north east of Paris

Background imageSlow Collection: Music cover, Aubade, Valse Lente

Music cover, Aubade, Valse Lente
Music cover, . Aubade, Valse Lente (Dawn, Slow Waltz), by Leon du Terrail -- one of many pseudonyms used by Charles Arthur Rawlings (c1856-1919). circa late 19th century

Background imageSlow Collection: Snap card - A Diller a Dollar

Snap card - A Diller a Dollar
Nursery Rhyme Snap card - A Diller a Dollar, a ten o clock scholar. early 20th century

Background imageSlow Collection: Happy Families Playing Cards - Miss Swift

Happy Families Playing Cards - Miss Swift the Runners Daughter. circa 1930s

Background imageSlow Collection: Three insects and a snail on a Christmas card

Three insects and a snail on a Christmas card, progressing slowly along a country road. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageSlow Collection: George Ernest Studdy, Bonzo and the wool trade

George Ernest Studdy, Bonzo and the wool trade
George Ernest Studdy, Bonzo with a man at a pillar box. The man has dropped a book entitled The Wool Gatherer. From a series entitled Bonzo and the Bradford Wool Trade, painted for Ackroyd Bros

Background imageSlow Collection: Father and son studying a snail

Father and son studying a snail making its slow progress up a fence. Date: 1859

Background imageSlow Collection: FRENCH CARRIER BEARN

FRENCH CARRIER BEARN
The Bearn of the French navy spent World War Two at Martinique to keep her out of German hands : by that time she was too slow for front line work, but did ferrying Date: launched 1920

Background imageSlow Collection: Page from Ironmonger Diary 1889

Page from Ironmonger Diary 1889
Two ads for Moorwood, Sons & Co. Comet, slow combustion stoves and Mathieson, Wilson & Co, ironfounders, Armley, Leeds. 1889

Background imageSlow Collection: Advert for Dobble, Forbes & Co stoves and ranges 1889

Advert for Dobble, Forbes & Co stoves and ranges 1889
A selection of ranges and stoves all available from Dobble, Forbes & Co, in three store in Larbert, London and Glasgow. 1889

Background imageSlow Collection: Pages of a calendar booklet for 1879

Pages of a calendar booklet for 1879
Pages of a calendar booklet or diary for 1879 -- Winter comes serene and slow, Love leaves footprints in the snow; Spring has touched the earth and sky, Love awakened passes by. Date: 1879

Background imageSlow Collection: The snail of the Kings Highway

The snail of the Kings Highway -- an old, horse-drawn covered wagon struggling through the snow, in the days before the railway. It would be used to transport country produce to market. Date: 1932

Background imageSlow Collection: Page design, make it snappy, School Silhouettes

Page design, make it snappy, School Silhouettes
Page design, make it snappy, in School Silhouettes, once owned by a female student of Fayetteville High School, New York, USA

Background imageSlow Collection: Armstrong Whitworth AW 38 Whitley V -despite its slow a

Armstrong Whitworth AW 38 Whitley V -despite its slow and ponderous performance, the Whitley was the first RAF aircraft to bomb a German target

Background imageSlow Collection: Slow-worm or blind worm and eastern glass lizard

Slow-worm or blind worm and eastern glass lizard.. Handcolored copperplate engraving from Gottlieb Tobias Wilhelms Encyclopedia of Natural History: Amphibia, Augsburg, 1794

Background imageSlow Collection: Slow-paced lemur or red slender loris, Loris tardigradus

Slow-paced lemur or red slender loris, Loris tardigradus.. Handcolored copperplate zoological engraving from George Shaw and Frederick Nodders The Naturalists Miscellany, 1792

Background imageSlow Collection: Indri or babakoto, Indri indri (endangered)

Indri or babakoto, Indri indri (endangered) and Sunda slow loris, Nycticebus coucang (vulnerable).. Handcolored copperplate stipple engraving from Frederic Cuviers Dictionary of Natural Science

Background imageSlow Collection: Slow worm, Anguis fragilis, and Eastern glass

Slow worm, Anguis fragilis, and Eastern glass lizard, Ophisaurus ventralis.. Handcolored copperplate stipple engraving from Jussieus Dictionnaire des Sciences Naturelles 1816-1830



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