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Spades Collection

Background imageSpades Collection: Welsh women road builders, South Wales

Welsh women road builders, South Wales
A group of twenty Welsh women road builders in Pembrokeshire, Dyfed, South Wales, holding their spades. They built the road to Hook in 1903-4 to facilitate transport to the colliery

Background imageSpades Collection: German Playing Card Pack

German Playing Card Pack
An assortment of playing cards: kings, queens and knaves

Background imageSpades Collection: Digging Golf Bunker

Digging Golf Bunker
Men busy preparing the 8th bunker at Princes golf course, Sandwich, Kent, in readiness for the Open Championship in June

Background imageSpades Collection: Garden tools used by the Royal children

Garden tools used by the Royal children. 3 Swiss Cottage, Osborne

Background imageSpades Collection: Alice in Wonderland, Alice and the pack of cards

Alice in Wonderland, Alice and the pack of cards, as the courtroom scene disintegrates at the end of the story. Date: early 20th century

Background imageSpades Collection: Mother and four children on the beach

Mother and four children on the beach
A delightful photograph of a Mother and her four children spending the day on the beach at Palm Bay, Cliftonville, Margate, Kent

Background imageSpades Collection: Buckets and spades at the seaside

Buckets and spades at the seaside
Two little girls on the beach at an unidentified British seaside resort, carrying their buckets and spades. Date: 1950s

Background imageSpades Collection: Beach Scene 1912

Beach Scene 1912
A little boy and girl play with their spades on the beach, while their mother, looking rather cold, holds their coats and watches over them

Background imageSpades Collection: Carroll / Alice & Gardener

Carroll / Alice & Gardener
THE GARDENERS

Background imageSpades Collection: A Devon beach scene

A Devon beach scene
A Devon Beach Scene. Two young boys in coast and caps build a sandcastle. Photograph by Ralph Ponsonby Watts

Background imageSpades Collection: Selection of Spades

Selection of Spades
A selection of spades : the 10, Knave, Queen, King, Ace

Background imageSpades Collection: Garden Tools, Spades, Forks, Hoes, Shears, Rakes and Knives

Garden Tools, Spades, Forks, Hoes, Shears, Rakes and Knives. 19th century

Background imageSpades 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 imageSpades Collection: Advertisement for the famous Ace of Spades road house, the progenitor of a number of road

Advertisement for the famous Ace of Spades road house, the progenitor of a number of road houses that attracted fun-seeking motorists during the inter-war years

Background imageSpades Collection: Advert for Ace of Spades road house 1933

Advert for Ace of Spades road house 1933
Advertisement for The Ace of Spades road-house on the Kingston by-pass, considered the first of its kind. Road-houses sprang up along arterial roads leading out of London

Background imageSpades Collection: The Ace of Spades road house

The Ace of Spades road house
Illustration by Mel of The Ace of Spades road-house on the Kingston by-pass, considered the first of its kind. Road-houses sprang up along arterial roads leading out of London

Background imageSpades Collection: Turf Whist, playing cards scorecard, cards and cat

Turf Whist, playing cards scorecard, cards and cat
Turf Whist, playing cards scorecard, cat poking its head through loose cards

Background imageSpades Collection: Tournament Whist playing cards scorecard, Guardsman

Tournament Whist playing cards scorecard, Guardsman
Tournament Whist playing cards scorecard design, Guardsman on horseback

Background imageSpades Collection: Touring Whist Game Playing Cards Card Scorecard

Touring Whist Game Playing Cards Card Scorecard
touring, whist, game, playing, cards, card, scorecard, cupid, love, red, heart, flowers, score, wings, arrow, spades, diamonds, clubs, hearts, bow, colourful, design, 13944328

Background imageSpades Collection: Progressive Whist Playing Cards score card, Classical Lady

Progressive Whist Playing Cards score card, Classical Lady

Background imageSpades Collection: Progressive Whist playing cards scorecard, King and Queen

Progressive Whist playing cards scorecard, King and Queen
Progressive Whist playing cards scorecard, King of Clubs and Queen of Hearts

Background imageSpades Collection: Flying Whist playing cards scorecard, four aces

Flying Whist playing cards scorecard, four aces
Flying Whist playing cards scorecard, the four aces as aircraft wings Date: circa 1920

Background imageSpades Collection: Court Whist playing cards scorecard, royal fanfare trumpets

Court Whist playing cards scorecard, royal fanfare trumpets draped in flags of four suits

Background imageSpades Collection: Crazy Whist playing cards scorecard, four characters

Crazy Whist playing cards scorecard, four characters carrying giant images of the four suits

Background imageSpades Collection: Ace of Spades playing card, De La Rue & Co, London

Ace of Spades playing card, De La Rue & Co, London
Ace of Spades playing card showing tax duty of three pence, De La Rue & Co, London

Background imageSpades Collection: The Ace of Spades

The Ace of Spades
A portrait oil painting of a young girl, sat confidently on a table, with the ace of spades playing card placed on her lap, symbolising death or bad fortune. Date: circa 1924

Background imageSpades Collection: Burying a body, France

Burying a body, France
Three grave diggers inter a corpse in a cemetery

Background imageSpades Collection: Family group - Studio portrait at the seaside

Family group - Studio portrait at the seaside for two sisters and their four children (complete with buckets and spades!)

Background imageSpades Collection: Large group of French Schoolgirls dressed as a deck of cards

Large group of French Schoolgirls dressed as a deck of cards
Large group of French Schoolgirls from Clermont-Ferrand posing for a photograph wearing wonderful playing card costumes - the whole deck is featured, including Kings, Queens, Jacks

Background imageSpades Collection: Hubert T Marsh on an Ace of Spades playing card

Hubert T Marsh on an Ace of Spades playing card
Hubert T Marsh, Master of The Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards, on an Ace of Spades playing card. 1933

Background imageSpades Collection: Knave of Spades

Knave of Spades
Image of the Knave of Spades. Taken from a series of postcards. Artist: Miss E Henman Date: 1906

Background imageSpades Collection: Queen of Spades

Queen of Spades
Image of the Queen of Spades. Taken from a series of postcards. Artist: Miss E Henman Date: 1906

Background imageSpades Collection: King of Spades

King of Spades
Image of the King of Spades. Taken from a series of postcards. Artist: Miss E Henman Date: 1906

Background imageSpades Collection: Playing cards from the 15th century

Playing cards from the 15th century
Ancient playing cards including the Queen of Rabbits, the King of Columbines, the Ace of Roses, and the Knave of Pink, 15th century

Background imageSpades Collection: Part of Scarborough, drawn by John Leech 1857

Part of Scarborough, drawn by John Leech 1857
Victorian mainly women and children having a ride on carriage around the beach. 1857

Background imageSpades Collection: Boys taking part in a Communist Youth labour camp in former Yugoslavia

Boys taking part in a Communist Youth labour camp in former Yugoslavia. They were working on a river project. Date: 1963

Background imageSpades Collection: Hastings in October 1857

Hastings in October 1857
Victorians having an enjoyable day at Hastings. Date: 1857

Background imageSpades Collection: Large extended family group on a British beach

Large extended family group on a British beach
A large extended family group pose for a photograph at a British seaside resort. circa 1920s

Background imageSpades Collection: Preparing for the Snow-Ball Fight by Charles Robinson

Preparing for the Snow-Ball Fight by Charles Robinson
Illustration titled Preparing for the Snow-Ball Fight. This image shows a group of children making a pile of snow balls in preparation for a fight

Background imageSpades Collection: Mother and her three children, each holding a toy boat

Mother and her three children, each holding a toy boat
Mother and her three children on the beach, each holding a toy boat. Date: circa 1905

Background imageSpades Collection: Iraq War Most Wanted Playing Cards - fan of all the Spades

Iraq War Most Wanted Playing Cards - fan of all the Spades, with the face of Saddam Hussein (c.1937-2006) as the Ace of Spades. circa 2003

Background imageSpades Collection: Diamond mining in German south west Africa

Diamond mining in German south west Africa (now Namibia). Date: circa 1910

Background imageSpades Collection: Alice in Wonderland, Alice and the gardeners

Alice in Wonderland, Alice and the gardeners
Alice in Wonderland, Alice meets some playing card gardeners painting the white roses red. Date: early 20th century

Background imageSpades Collection: Masonry Tools 18th C

Masonry Tools 18th C
Various tools used by builders in the 18th century : trowels, spades, saws, baskets, spades, wheelbarrows, hammers, etc. Date: Circa 1760

Background imageSpades Collection: Playing cards with comic verse on a Christmas card

Playing cards with comic verse on a Christmas card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageSpades Collection: Greetings card in the shape of a hand holding playing cards

Greetings card in the shape of a hand holding playing cards. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageSpades Collection: Two girls at the seaside on a palette-shaped New Year card

Two girls at the seaside on a palette-shaped New Year card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageSpades Collection: North Sea Camp Borstal Institution, Lincolnshire

North Sea Camp Borstal Institution, Lincolnshire
North Sea Camp Borstal Institution at Freiston, Lincolnshire. Boys with spades at work reclaiming land from the sea. Small wagons with hoppers run on a railway track. Date: circa 1945



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