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Standards Collection

Background imageStandards Collection: The Central Powers of WWI

The Central Powers of WWI
With United Forces (the motto of Emperor Franz Josef I) - patriotic depiction of the Central Powers of WWI - Germany, Turkey and Austro-Hungary

Background imageStandards Collection: King George V Silver Jubilee celebrations, ILN cover, 1935

King George V Silver Jubilee celebrations, ILN cover, 1935
Soldiers from across the British Empire gather to adore the crown, resplendent on a garlanded pedestal, on the occasion of the Silver Jubilee celebrations of King George V.St Pauls Cathedral can be

Background imageStandards Collection: India / Sikh War / Multan

India / Sikh War / Multan
British forces capture 2 Sikh standards during hand-to-hand fighting in Mooltan (Multan)

Background imageStandards Collection: Standards of British Commonwealth Countries

Standards of British Commonwealth Countries
Borne in the Coronation procession of Queen Elizabeth II: the standards of British Commonwealth countries. Date: 1953

Background imageStandards Collection: George V presenting new standards to Household Cavalry

George V presenting new standards to Household Cavalry
King George V presenting new standards to the Household Cavalry on Horse Guards Parade, Central London

Background imageStandards Collection: Battle of the Standard

Battle of the Standard
BATTLE OF THE STANDARD At Northallerton, Scottish troops under David I were defeated by the barons of the North of England

Background imageStandards Collection: Advert, Yardley cosmetics, WW2

Advert, Yardley cosmetics, WW2
Advert, Yardley cosmetics, encouraging women to keep their standards up during WW2 - put your best face forward. Date: 1942

Background imageStandards Collection: Poster, British! And Proud Of It

Poster, British! And Proud Of It - Make every job a standard for others to follow! Bill Jones. Date: 1928

Background imageStandards Collection: FEDERAL SENTINEL

FEDERAL SENTINEL
A Federal sentry is shot by a Secessionist sniper : such methods of fighting were considered most ungentlemanly and contrary to accepted standards of military conduct. Date: 1861

Background imageStandards Collection: Awkward encounter with a prostitute, London

Awkward encounter with a prostitute, London
An awkward encounter in Regent Street, London - a man's wife says to him: That girl seems to know you, George ! Date: 1871

Background imageStandards Collection: Volunteers for British Army during the Boer War

Volunteers for British Army during the Boer War
A batch of potential recruits drawn up in front of the recruiting Depot at St Georges Barracks, London. Photograph showing the average representation of the youth of the British Nation

Background imageStandards Collection: Greek warriors in helmets, armour, and labarum standards

Greek warriors in helmets, armour, and labarum standards. They hold shields and lances. A woman brings a patera bowl and vase. From an ancient vase in the collection of Sir William Hamilton

Background imageStandards Collection: Cartoon, Another Juliet

Cartoon, Another Juliet. Trixie Southbank, who is tired of being an extra and wants to play Juliet, asks John Hollingshead (1827-1904), manager of the Gaiety Theatre, for a matinee slot

Background imageStandards Collection: Hypothetical female smoking party, May 1894

Hypothetical female smoking party, May 1894
Illustration of an all-female smoking party, captioned " what we are coming to: a ladies smoking party", in reference to the changing social standards for women in Britain. 1894

Background imageStandards Collection: Hull of a frigate, cannon and section through

Hull of a frigate, cannon and section through
Hull of an 18th century Royal Naval frigate, cannon and section through steamboat. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Giarre and Stanghi from Giulio Ferrarios Costumes Ancient

Background imageStandards Collection: Ancient Chinese weapons and standards

Ancient Chinese weapons and standards, including banner 3, 7, flag 33, pennant 9, musket 3, cannon 2, tent 36, drum 33 and gong 5

Background imageStandards Collection: Roman standard bearers

Roman standard bearers
Fierce protectors, holding long poles with a number of philarae (discs), topped with a manus (open human hand), symbolising the oath of loyalty taken by the soldiers. Date: Circa 55 BC

Background imageStandards Collection: Enrolling the City of London volunteers on New Years day

Enrolling the City of London volunteers on New Years day, at the Guildhall for service in South Africa. Date: January 1900

Background imageStandards Collection: Pedestrians clamber over street roadworks in Piccadilly in a rather dangerous manner by

Pedestrians clamber over street roadworks in Piccadilly in a rather dangerous manner by todays standards

Background imageStandards Collection: WEIGHTS & MEASURES TRIAL WEIGHTS & MEASURES TRIAL

WEIGHTS & MEASURES TRIAL WEIGHTS & MEASURES TRIAL
A trial of weights and measures standards at the Exchequer, London. Date: 1497

Background imageStandards Collection: FRANCE / NAP. & EAGLES FRANCE / NAP. & EAGLES

FRANCE / NAP. & EAGLES FRANCE / NAP. & EAGLES
Emperor Napoleon distributes Eagles (regimental flags & Roman-like standards) to members of the French army. Date: 5th December 1804

Background imageStandards Collection: HAMMURABI (1792-1730 BC). King of Babylonia (1798-1756

HAMMURABI (1792-1730 BC). King of Babylonia (1798-1756 BC). Babylonian medicine. Towards 1900 BC Hammurabi Code sets standards for the medical profession

Background imageStandards Collection: Housing poster, The Home I Want

Housing poster, The Home I Want, with a quotation from Richard Reiss: You cannot expect to get an A1 population out of C3 homes

Background imageStandards Collection: The Titans Defeated

The Titans Defeated
The Titans, sons of Uranus and Gaia, are a fearsome lot even by giant standards, but Zeus defeats them and consigns them to Tartarus

Background imageStandards Collection: Skirts too Short 1912

Skirts too Short 1912
Mistress to maid : Julie, you shouldn t wear such tight skirts, you are showing far too much leg... Date: 1912

Background imageStandards Collection: Franciscan monks begging

Franciscan monks begging
Before the order was reformed in 1528, the Franciscans had fallen from the high standards set by Francesco d Assisi... begging, and chatting up the girls... Date: 15th century

Background imageStandards Collection: The fall of Trebizond

The fall of Trebizond
Flags of the Allies and that of the United States (held by a Russian officer) displayed outside the governors house. Trebizond

Background imageStandards Collection: Roman Soldiers passing over Bridge of Boats

Roman Soldiers passing over Bridge of Boats
Roman Soldiers crossing a Bridge of Boats, probably over the River Danube, in Trajans war on the Dacians (present-day Romania). circa 101-106

Background imageStandards Collection: Caricature of Henry Irving sweeping amateurs away

Caricature of Henry Irving sweeping amateurs away
Caricature of the actor-manager Henry Irving (1838-1905) sweeping the amateur rubbish away from the theatre. 1883

Background imageStandards Collection: Cartoon, Matinees! Matinees!! Matinees

Cartoon, Matinees! Matinees!! Matinees!!! Trixie Southbank, who is tired of being an extra and wants to play Juliet, asks John Hollingshead (1827-1904), manager of the Gaiety Theatre

Background imageStandards Collection: Philip Sidney (Anon)

Philip Sidney (Anon)
Sir Philip Sidney (1554 - 1586) - writer, depicted wearing a remarkably large ruff even by Elizabethan standards !

Background imageStandards Collection: Tower Bridge, London - at night

Tower Bridge, London - at night
Standards, Flags and banners - Flags and standardss of military horses of oriental peoples - illustration shows ascene from the Battle of Zenta in 1697 during The Great Turkish War

Background imageStandards Collection: Japan - Music Teacher playing a Shamisen

Japan - Music Teacher playing a Shamisen (or Samisen). The alcove behind her is called the tokonoma and is the pride of the house Date: 1932

Background imageStandards Collection: Beresford Dale, Peak District, Derbyshire

Beresford Dale, Peak District, Derbyshire showing a man-made waterfall with a sluice gate. Judging by the relative clarity of the waterfall. This was on a very fast exposure by the standards of 1906

Background imageStandards Collection: Troops of British Empire Indian Contingent

Troops of British Empire Indian Contingent. Date: circa 1908

Background imageStandards Collection: Horse Trainer standing up for his principles

Horse Trainer standing up for his principles
Owner - " I heard as how you ve been fighting with Bob Smith?" " Yus. He said my sister was cross-eyed." " But you haven t got a sister?" " I know that

Background imageStandards Collection: Two firemen holding the standards of their companies

Two firemen holding the standards of their companies. Date between 1890 and 1940

Background imageStandards Collection: The two standards bearers, the day after battle

The two standards bearers, the day after battle. Music cover showing wounded soldier seated on ground in battlefield, holding up flag in one hand and a sword in the other. Date c1864. Detail

Background imageStandards Collection: Swords and scabbards, banners and standards

Swords and scabbards, banners and standards. Date 1878 Sep

Background imageStandards Collection: Standard Bread Campaign

Standard Bread Campaign
The story of the Standard Bread Campaign began in 1880 when Mary Anne Yates Corkling (using the name May Yates) formed the Bread Reform League

Background imageStandards Collection: Carnival Scene in Havana, Cuba

Carnival Scene in Havana, Cuba Date: circa 1910s

Background imageStandards Collection: Queen Elizabeth at a parade, 1953

Queen Elizabeth at a parade, 1953
A young Queen Elizabeth II looks back over her shoulder as she waits for a parade of the Household Cavalry at Home Park, Windsor during a presentation of New Standards

Background imageStandards Collection: Officer of the 7th Regiment of Foot

Officer of the 7th Regiment of Foot
Officer of the Seventh Regiment of Foot in uniform, carrying a sword. Described as: An officer standing at ease on the left of his division, the regiment being at open column, the right in front

Background imageStandards Collection: BEAM TRANSMISSION

BEAM TRANSMISSION (George H Scheer, junior) Earthmen encounter bizarre (by our standards) aliens, on an unknown world Date: 1934

Background imageStandards Collection: Laying Foundations 18Th

Laying Foundations 18Th
Examples of how to lay foundations according to the standards of 18th century France. Date: Circa 1760

Background imageStandards Collection: Parade of the Veterans - Prague, Czech Republic

Parade of the Veterans - Prague, Czech Republic
Military Parade of the Veterans - Prague, Czech Republic

Background imageStandards Collection: Russian victory at Pultowa

Russian victory at Pultowa
The captured standards after the battle of Poltava(also spelt Pultowa)

Background imageStandards Collection: TIN MOULDS

TIN MOULDS
Tin moulds were quite a lot cheaper than copper moulds, around 5 shillings apiece; though even that is quite a lot by todays standards



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