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Background imageSolid Collection: Jaffna, Sri Lanka, 1671

Jaffna, Sri Lanka, 1671
The Dutch fort at Jaffna at the northern extremity of the island. The solid defences indicate that the Europeans expect to be attacked at any moment

Background imageSolid Collection: Mask of Tutankhamun

Mask of Tutankhamun
The famous mask of Pharoah TUTANKHAMUN, ruler of the 18th Dynasty of Egypt 1361 - 1352 BC, (Egyptian Museum, Cairo), made of solid gold, with inlaid glass and lapis lazuli

Background imageSolid Collection: Golden Mask of Egyptian Pharoah Tutankhamun

Golden Mask of Egyptian Pharoah Tutankhamun
The famous mask of Pharoah TUTANKHAMUN, ruler of the 18th Dynasty of Egypt 1361 - 1352 BC, (Egyptian Museum, Cairo), made of solid gold, with inlaid glass and lapis lazuli

Background imageSolid Collection: Triplex Grate C Pattern

Triplex Grate C Pattern
The C-pattern TRIPLEX grate, with heated compartments above and to one side of the open fireplace which has a warming stand in front of it

Background imageSolid Collection: The Ladder of Fortune

The Ladder of Fortune. Industry and Morality bring solid rewards. Idle schemes and speculations yield poverty and ruin. Date: 1875

Background imageSolid Collection: German Massage Parlour

German Massage Parlour
Greetings from the Massage Parlour ! A young lady in spotty swimwear is treated (rather vigourously I would imagine) by a rather solid-looking Masseuse, who is kneading away at knots

Background imageSolid Collection: Earths Crust

Earths Crust
Cross-section of the solid crust of planet Earth Date: 1879

Background imageSolid Collection: Hadrians Wall

Hadrians Wall
Britains chief Roman monument, the fort on Hadrians Wall in Northumberland, near Hexham. A section of the wall showing solid Roman masonry, eight feet thick and originally 12feet high

Background imageSolid Collection: Shire horses and cart on Marazion beach, Cornwall

Shire horses and cart on Marazion beach, Cornwall
Two white shire horses pulling a cart along Marazion beach in Cornwall, with St Michaels Mount in the background

Background imageSolid Collection: The Bone Shaker Bicycle of the 1840 s

The Bone Shaker Bicycle of the 1840 s
Photograph of a cyclist on a Bone Shaker bicycle of the 1840s to 1850 s. This type of bicycle was innovative in having pedals, but earnt its moniker through the used of solid wood or metal wheels

Background imageSolid Collection: Albion charabanc, Haverfordwest, South Wales

Albion charabanc, Haverfordwest, South Wales
A group of people on a choir outing in an Albion solid tyred charabanc outside Morses Refreshment Rooms in Dew Street, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, South Wales

Background imageSolid Collection: Batticaloa, Sri Lanka

Batticaloa, Sri Lanka
The Dutch fort at Batticaloa, on the east coast of the island. The solid defences are evidence that the Europeans expect to be attacked at any moment

Background imageSolid Collection: Advert for Ideal Central Heating

Advert for Ideal Central Heating
Advert illustrating the benefits of installing an Ideal central heating system. Date: 1939

Background imageSolid Collection: Advert for Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Victorian items 1896

Advert for Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Victorian items 1896
A selection of Victorian household items; twin oil and vinegar bottles, solid silver candlestick holders, ornate mounted hair brush, cut crystal scent bottle, chased silver lamp with burner

Background imageSolid Collection: Modern Athenians plate 8 - Edinburgh

Modern Athenians plate 8 - Edinburgh
John Irvine (d. 1839) beautifully described as a " creeping figure, of too solid flesh, so sadly restricted in locomotion". Facing him is Captain Hugo Arnot (d)

Background imageSolid Collection: Triplex Grate 1929

Triplex Grate 1929
The TRIPLEX grate, with heated compartments on either side of the open fireplace

Background imageSolid Collection: Mountain climbing in snow, Mont Blanc, Alps

Mountain climbing in snow, Mont Blanc, Alps
Vintage 19th century photograph - climbing Mont Blanc, Alps

Background imageSolid Collection: Ratner wooden safe stands

Ratner wooden safe stands - box, frame, drawer and cupboard. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageSolid Collection: Zermatt, Switzerland - Old Wooden Houses

Zermatt, Switzerland - Old Wooden Houses Date: circa 1920

Background imageSolid Collection: Lenin and Workers

Lenin and Workers
Lenin addresses workers at the Putilov factory, Petrograd, who provide solid support for his coup

Background imageSolid Collection: Hardy Patent Pick Co. mining tools 1890s

Hardy Patent Pick Co. mining tools 1890s
Selection of solid steel mining hand tools made by Hardy Patent Pick Co, in Sheffield. Date: 1890s

Background imageSolid Collection: Advert for Oetzmann & Co. Victorian furniture 1896 Advert for Oetzmann & Co

Advert for Oetzmann & Co. Victorian furniture 1896 Advert for Oetzmann & Co
Selection of late Victorian household items furniture. Date: 1896

Background imageSolid Collection: de Havilland Venom prototype VV612

de Havilland Venom prototype VV612. The prototype Venom F.1 was produced by fitting moderately swept wings on the fuselage and tail of a Vampire FB.5 whilst on the production line

Background imageSolid Collection: Mountain Valley

Mountain Valley
A landscape painting of a valley sitting between the lower point of two vast mountains. The foreground is made up of a solid forest of trees. Date: circa 1916

Background imageSolid Collection: Green Door

Green Door
An oil painting of some female figures, holding parasols, stood by a solid green door of a posh street. Date: circa 1915

Background imageSolid Collection: Queen Mary's Personal Secretaire Bookcase, HMS Medina

Queen Mary's Personal Secretaire Bookcase, HMS Medina
Queen Mary's Personal Secretaire Bookcase - The Royal Yacht, HMS Medina, 1911-1912 Coronation Expedition to India for the Durbar. Designed and made for Her Majesty by Waring and Gillow

Background imageSolid Collection: Young girl taking her dolly out in a fine perambulator

Young girl taking her dolly out in a fine perambulator
A pretty young girl taking her dolly out for a spin in a fine perambuator. Date: circa 1903

Background imageSolid Collection: A Peking Cart - Hong Kong

A Peking Cart - Hong Kong. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageSolid Collection: Grand Elderly Lady wrapped up warm in her bath chair

Grand Elderly Lady wrapped up warm in her bath chair outside the front door of her fine home. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageSolid Collection: Ratner branch bank strong room door, drill proof and blowpipe resisting. Date: circa 1920s

Ratner branch bank strong room door, drill proof and blowpipe resisting. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageSolid Collection: Ratner strong room door, No. 6, banker's patent steel door with grip frame and ventilating grille

Ratner strong room door, No. 6, banker's patent steel door with grip frame and ventilating grille. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageSolid Collection: Ratner strong room door, No. 3, fire-resisting with lobby and grille. Date: circa 1920s

Ratner strong room door, No. 3, fire-resisting with lobby and grille. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageSolid Collection: Three travelling vanity cases made of crocodile and Morocco leather. Date: 1907

Three travelling vanity cases made of crocodile and Morocco leather. Date: 1907

Background imageSolid Collection: Advert for Xmas presents in solid silver at the Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company

Advert for Xmas presents in solid silver at the Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company, 112 Regent Street, London. Four solid silver owl menu holders; salt cellars and spoons, two muffineers

Background imageSolid Collection: Wooden spoked wheel on market barrow, London

Wooden spoked wheel on market barrow, London
Wooden spoked, iron rimmed wheel on an East End market barrow, London. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageSolid Collection: WW2 - A corvette in heavy Atlantic Sea weather

WW2 - A corvette in heavy Atlantic Sea weather
WW2 - (2/3) Corvettes and Convoys - the little ships which are grappling with the u-boat menace. A corvette in heavy Atlantic Sea weather. 1941

Background imageSolid Collection: WW2 - Corvette bucking through heavy Atlantic Seas

WW2 - Corvette bucking through heavy Atlantic Seas
WW2 - (3/3) Corvettes and Convoys - the little ships which are grappling with the u-boat menace. Corvette bucking through heavy Atlantic Seas 1941

Background imageSolid Collection: A VE Day party in Pontardulais, Glamorgan, a strict methodist community

A VE Day party in Pontardulais, Glamorgan, a strict methodist community. The party was probably dry and there isn t much food on the table; maybe it had all been eaten but it wouldn t have been a

Background imageSolid Collection: Gas Bus

Gas Bus the first one [in photo] was in public service between Kingston and Epsom Downs yesterday [2 Nov 1939]. Towed by the bus, the trailer produces gas from a stove burning solid fules

Background imageSolid Collection: New City Hall and County Building, Chicago, Illinois, USA

New City Hall and County Building, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Date: circa 1915

Background imageSolid Collection: The Dewar Challenge Cup, 1904

The Dewar Challenge Cup, 1904
Non-stop motoring: the Dewar Challenge Cup. The gift of Scottish whisky distiller 1st Baron Thomas R. Dewar(1864-1930), the cup was wrought in solid silver and richly chased by Messrs Elkington

Background imageSolid Collection: Village of d Heremence, Switzerland - Woman and Mule Rider

Village of d Heremence, Switzerland - Woman and Mule Rider on one of the narrow streets between the traditional wooden buildings. Date: 1908

Background imageSolid Collection: Gold Rush, 1932

Gold Rush, 1932
Gold Rush - in 1932 Britain left the Gold Standard and the price of scrap gold soared. 1932

Background imageSolid Collection: Mahogany Brass Bound Box

Mahogany Brass Bound Box
Solid Spanish Mahogany Brass Bound Box containing paints, inks, etc. circa 1880s

Background imageSolid Collection: An Ancient British warrior and his chariot

An Ancient British warrior and his chariot
An Ancient Briton with his war chariot. Note the sold form of the wheels and the addition of scythe blades to cause additional damage when engaging enemy forces. Date: Circa 100BC

Background imageSolid Collection: Holstein and Jersey Cows Date: 1948

Holstein and Jersey Cows Date: 1948

Background imageSolid Collection: Two Hens Date: 1948

Two Hens Date: 1948

Background imageSolid Collection: Advert for Mappin & Webbs dressing cases 1907 Advert for Mappin & Webbs dressing

Advert for Mappin & Webbs dressing cases 1907 Advert for Mappin & Webbs dressing
Two travelling vanity cases made of crocodile and Morocco leather. Date: 1907



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