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Stretcher Collection

Background imageStretcher Collection: WW1 silhouettes, wounded soldiers and medical care

WW1 silhouettes, wounded soldiers and medical care
Silhouettes of wounded soldiers and medical care during the First World War. From the top: stretcher bearers, a field ambulance, the casualty clearing station, a train taking men off to the base

Background imageStretcher Collection: At an Advanced Dressing Station on the Western Front, Matania

At an Advanced Dressing Station on the Western Front, Matania
A horse-drawn Red Cross ambulance wagon arriving at an advanced dressing station behind the front lines on the Western Front

Background imageStretcher Collection: MAB First Ambulance Interior

MAB First Ambulance Interior
Interior of one of the first ambulances to be operated by Londons Metropolitan Asylums Board in the 1880s for transporting fever and smallpox patients to and from the Boards hospitals

Background imageStretcher Collection: Lourdes - Praying at the Grotto and the Basilica

Lourdes - Praying at the Grotto and the Basilica
Three porters at the Piscines (Baths) - Lourdes, France. These gents were employed to assist the transportation of sick and disabled pilgrims to this site of miraculous healing where water from

Background imageStretcher Collection: Sphere cover - Howard Carter removing treasures, Tutankhamen

Sphere cover - Howard Carter removing treasures, Tutankhamen
Front cover of The Sphere with an illustration depicting Howard Carter removing treasures from the tomb of Tutankhamen at Luxor

Background imageStretcher Collection: Stretcher party crossing the Menin road

Stretcher party crossing the Menin road. Gunner F.J. Mears, B.E.F. Royal Garrison Artillery, Died 1929

Background imageStretcher Collection: Stretcher party crossing the Menin Road at Gheluvelt

Stretcher party crossing the Menin Road at Gheluvelt, by Gunner F J Mears, BEF, Royal Garrison Artillery (d. 1929). Date: 1914-1918

Background imageStretcher Collection: Churchill taken ill, 1932

Churchill taken ill, 1932
Winston Churchill (1874-1965), English politician, having a cheeky puff on his cigar whilst being stretchered from his London flat to a West End nursing home via ambulance

Background imageStretcher Collection: NWFP - The Buffs East Kent Regiment at Bilot

NWFP - The Buffs East Kent Regiment at Bilot
NWFP - 1st Bn, East Kent Regiment ( The Buffs) - section under Lance Corporal James Smith VC under heavy fire at the village of Bilot in the Mamund Valley, India (now Pakistan) on 16th September

Background imageStretcher Collection: British stretcher cases, Salonika, WW1

British stretcher cases, Salonika, WW1
British stretcher cases awaiting transfer to a ship at Salonika (Salonica, Thessaloniki, Greece) during the First World War. Date: 1916

Background imageStretcher Collection: Two bearers and patient (2 of 2)

Two bearers and patient (2 of 2)
Method of lifting a patient onto a stretcher, with two bearers. (2 of 2)

Background imageStretcher Collection: Advert for John Carters invalid chairs 1884

Advert for John Carters invalid chairs 1884
Selection of invalid and students chairs, including holding a book or writing at a desk, lamp in any position over an easy chair

Background imageStretcher Collection: Stretcher carrying technique, ARP training exercise

Stretcher carrying technique, ARP training exercise during WW2

Background imageStretcher Collection: Stretcher party, Boy Scouts, early 1900s

Stretcher party, Boy Scouts, early 1900s

Background imageStretcher Collection: Boy Scouts stretcher party circa 1912

Boy Scouts stretcher party circa 1912

Background imageStretcher Collection: St John's Ambulance Vehicle and Stretcher

St John's Ambulance Vehicle and Stretcher. Top: vehicle in use, bottom: stretcher removed from the vehicle. Date: 1888

Background imageStretcher Collection: La Messe Aux Brancardiers

La Messe Aux Brancardiers
This oil painting depicts the religious service of mass, held by a priest wearing white robes, at the front of an altar, placed at some crumbled walls, topped with the crucifixion cross

Background imageStretcher Collection: A Smart European Missionary Woman transported in a Doolie

A Smart European Missionary Woman transported in a Doolie, a simple stretcher on poles for carrying a passenger - Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. Date: circa 1903

Background imageStretcher Collection: Dick Turpin

Dick Turpin almost certainly a different version of the story. The central image shows Turpin, aghast, as Black Bess, who has carried him to York, is carried dead on a stretcher

Background imageStretcher Collection: Jesus, going to Naim, find people carrying a dead, only chil

Jesus, going to Naim, find people carrying a dead, only child of a widowed mother, and Jesus resurrects him. Codex of Predis (1476). Royal Library. Turin. Italy

Background imageStretcher Collection: Funeral of Anzac soldier, Western Front, WW1

Funeral of Anzac soldier, Western Front, WW1
Funeral of an Anzac soldier on the Western Front during World War One. Date: circa 1916

Background imageStretcher Collection: British Red Cross Society, Air ambulance, Lancashire, 1933

British Red Cross Society, Air ambulance, Lancashire, 1933

Background imageStretcher Collection: India - women preparing a corpse for cremation, Calcutta

India - women preparing a corpse for cremation, Calcutta
Vintage 19th century photograph, India - women preparing a corpse for cremation, Burning Ghat, Calcutta

Background imageStretcher Collection: Woman being carried in kago, carrying chair, served tea

Woman being carried in kago, carrying chair, served tea
Young woman being carried in a kago, carrying chair, being served tea. Vintage 19th century photograph

Background imageStretcher Collection: The Enraged Ox, the Dustman and the Taking of Guy Fawkes

The Enraged Ox, the Dustman and the Taking of Guy Fawkes. Boy chased by an angry bull near Smithfield market 36, dustman with horse-drawn cart removing rubbish 37

Background imageStretcher Collection: His Duty Done by Frederic Villiers

His Duty Done by Frederic Villiers
French soldier leaving the trenches for the last time on a stretcher, comrades bow their heads in respect

Background imageStretcher Collection: Patient on stretcher lifted onto evacuation coach 1939

Patient on stretcher lifted onto evacuation coach 1939
Patient of Barts hospital lifted on a stretcher into a specially fitted Green Line hospital coach. As part of the preparations for war

Background imageStretcher Collection: New mother evacuated from hospital 1939

New mother evacuated from hospital 1939
A nurse giving a few words of encouragement to a new mother and her baby as she lies on a stretcher, waiting to be evacuated by ambulance from Westminster hospital

Background imageStretcher Collection: St Vincents Orphanage, Torquay

St Vincents Orphanage, Torquay
As part of a fete at St Vincents Home for Roman Catholic Children, Torquay, Devon, boys portray Red Cross stretcher bearers while another, dressed as a nurse, examines the patient. Date: Date unknown

Background imageStretcher Collection: The Death of Sachem Wamsutta

The Death of Sachem Wamsutta
The funeral of Pokanoket Sachem Wamsutta, known as Alexander to the English colonists; he had died of an illness considered suspicious by his people

Background imageStretcher Collection: Corporal Billy Lance-Corporal stretcher bearer of RAMC

Corporal Billy Lance-Corporal stretcher bearer of RAMC
Corporal Billy. A Lance-Corporal stretcher bearer of the Royal Army Medical Corps. Emma Rose Mead (1867-1946)

Background imageStretcher Collection: Red Cross stretcher-bearers during the day, musicians by night

Red Cross stretcher-bearers during the day, musicians by night. The military bandsmen play their saxophones and clarinets, for entertainment. Date: 1916

Background imageStretcher Collection: St John Ambulance-men on parade

St John Ambulance-men on parade. Outdoor group of seven men in uniform with white webbing, standing behind table at which a women in a nurses veil and a gentleman are seated

Background imageStretcher Collection: French Military Personnel 1871

French Military Personnel 1871
Portraits of military personnel including: a veteran, a mastermind, a doctor, a stretcher bearer, an officer of state, a home guard, a drummer, a captain in the home guard, a foot soldier

Background imageStretcher Collection: FIELD HOSPITAL

FIELD HOSPITAL
A British Red Cross encampment (field hospital) on the Western Front, showing baskets of medical supplies, soldiers carrying a stretcher and an officer giving direction. Date: 1918

Background imageStretcher Collection: STRASBOURG GUNS 1870

STRASBOURG GUNS 1870
Prussian guns bombard Strasbourg across the water during Franco-Prussian War Date: 23-24 August 1870

Background imageStretcher Collection: St Johns stretchers 1882

St Johns stretchers 1882
British examples of man-powered ambulances, (stretchers). Date: 1882

Background imageStretcher Collection: AMBULANCE / GERMANY, 1902

AMBULANCE / GERMANY, 1902
Man-powered ambulances used in Germany. Date: 1902

Background imageStretcher Collection: Plague Hospital, Bombay (Mumbai), India Date: circa 1908

Plague Hospital, Bombay (Mumbai), India Date: circa 1908

Background imageStretcher Collection: A Royal Air Force Westland Whirlwind winching a stretcher

A Royal Air Force Westland Whirlwind winching a stretcher
A Royal Air Force Westland Whirlwind winches aboard a stretcher

Background imageStretcher Collection: Advert for Carter wounded or invalid chairs 1896

Advert for Carter wounded or invalid chairs 1896
For holding a book or writing at a desk in any position over an easy chair, bed or sofa obviating fatigue and stooping. In valuable to invalids and students. 1896

Background imageStretcher Collection: Greek art. A gift for the god of healing. Macedonia. Asklepi

Greek art. A gift for the god of healing. Macedonia. Asklepios. C. 420 B.C. Marble. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Copenhagen. Denmark

Background imageStretcher Collection: Firefighters in training with resuscitation stretcher

Firefighters in training with resuscitation stretcher
Firefighters in training, rocking a resuscitation stretcher

Background imageStretcher Collection: The Transit of Venus - Comic Postcard

The Transit of Venus - Comic Postcard
A comic postcard depiting a rotund woman (a very classical frame!) being transported home from the pub by two stretcher-bearing Bobbies

Background imageStretcher Collection: Combined Civil Defence exercise, WW2

Combined Civil Defence exercise, WW2
Civil defence rescue workers carrying a casualty from the exercise site. A policewoman and a nurse are with the rescue team

Background imageStretcher Collection: Injured American soldier at Boureville, France, WW1

Injured American soldier at Boureville, France, WW1
An injured American soldier is carried on a stretcher during action at Boureville, Forest of Argonne, north eastern France during the First World War. Date: 26 September 1918

Background imageStretcher Collection: Ambulance drill, Tembo Camp, Kenya, WW1

Ambulance drill, Tembo Camp, Kenya, WW1
Ambulance drill with wheeled stretchers at Tembo Camp, Kenya, East Africa, during WW1. 1915

Background imageStretcher Collection: Loading an ambulance at Ramsgate Town Station

Loading an ambulance at Ramsgate Town Station
Loading a stretcher into an ambulance at Ramsgate Town Station in March 1916. Several men, including service personnel and a civilian are assisting lifting a stretcher holding a patient into the top



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