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Background imageStroke Collection: The Underwriter Who Missed The Total Loss, by H. M. Bateman

The Underwriter Who Missed The Total Loss, by H. M. Bateman
The inside of Lloyds and the Lutine bell, which is rung to announce a total loss, one stroke for bad news and two for good. Date: 1933

Background imageStroke Collection: A Swimming Stroke of Genius

A Swimming Stroke of Genius
A simple device by which a cross channel swim may be rendered both easy and pleasant- not to mention luxurious. Please note

Background imageStroke Collection: Princess Elizabeth meets a pony at the Richmond Horse Show

Princess Elizabeth meets a pony at the Richmond Horse Show
June 15th 1934 - Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022) meets a champion pony at the Richmond Horse Show (a class of entry she was apparently particularly interested in). Date: 1934

Background imageStroke Collection: Cambridge Crew, The Boat Race, outdoor sporting portrait

Cambridge Crew, The Boat Race, outdoor sporting portrait of 9, with 4 seated, in caps and blazers. Captioned with names, Ws Adie, H A Game, F C Stewart, T J G Duncanson, D A Wauchope (stroke)

Background imageStroke Collection: Oxford Crew, The Boat Race, outdoor sporting portrait

Oxford Crew, The Boat Race, outdoor sporting portrait of 9, with 4 seated, in caps and blazers. Captioned with names, C D Burnell, C K Philips, W B Stewart, T H E Stretch, W E Crum, M C Pilkington

Background imageStroke Collection: Faust - Liebig - 4

Faust - Liebig - 4
FAUST Faust fights Marguerites brother Valentin, and Mephistopheles directs a fatal stroke

Background imageStroke Collection: At Midnights Stroke

At Midnights Stroke
Midnight strikes, and Cinderella flies from the ball

Background imageStroke Collection: Construction of Lenin's mausoleum, Red Square

Construction of Lenin's mausoleum, Red Square
Vladimir Lenin was an exceptional revolutionary, adored by the majority of Russia, and regarded as being among the leading global intellectuals of the time

Background imageStroke Collection: Construction of Lenin's Temporary Mausoleum

Construction of Lenin's Temporary Mausoleum
A temporary but elaborate wooden mausoleum was quickly built on Red Square in Moscow to hold Vladimir Lenin's Body following his death in 1924

Background imageStroke Collection: Lenin's mausoleum, Construction, Red Square

Lenin's mausoleum, Construction, Red Square
The Russian Communist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin died of a stroke on the 21st of January 1924. Due to the exceptional public support he received whilst alive it was deemed fitting to honour him in

Background imageStroke Collection: The people of Coed-y-Moch, Wales, found the wyvern a terrible nuisance, eating their flocks and so

The people of Coed-y-Moch, Wales, found the wyvern a terrible nuisance, eating their flocks and so on : but the valiant youth Meredydd beheaded it with one stroke

Background imageStroke Collection: GENERAL BERTHIER FALLS

GENERAL BERTHIER FALLS
French General Berthier, staying with his father-in-law der Herzog von Bayern, leans out of his window to see some Russian soldiers, has a stroke and falls to his death Date: 1 June 1815

Background imageStroke Collection: Stable girl with a horse

Stable girl with a horse
A stable girl with a horse. Date: 1964

Background imageStroke Collection: James Braid driving from the first tee at the Pannal links

James Braid driving from the first tee at the Pannal links
James Braid driving from the first tee at the Pannal Golf Club near Harrogate 1908

Background imageStroke Collection: Swan Lands Near Mate Date: 1947

Swan Lands Near Mate Date: 1947

Background imageStroke Collection: THE OAK AND THE REED

THE OAK AND THE REED
THE OAK & THE REED Which is the stronger of the two ? In a storm, the reed bends while the oak is felled by the lightning-stroke

Background imageStroke Collection: Trade Card for the Luxor Hotel, Egypt

Trade Card for the Luxor Hotel, Egypt
Delightful trade Card for the Luxor Hotel, Egypt featuring a stylised ancient Egyptian Princess or Queen, seated in the bullrushes with two black pet cats on a pale green cushion. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageStroke Collection: Lady learner on a 1930s / 40s Velocette motorcycle

Lady learner on a 1930s / 40s Velocette motorcycle
Lady learner on a late 1930s/early 40s Two Stroke 100cc Velocette Lightweight motorcycle in the countryside circa 1940

Background imageStroke Collection: Gentleman & lady on their 1918 Levis motorcycle

Gentleman & lady on their 1918 Levis motorcycle
Gentleman & lady sitting side saddle on their 1918 Levis Two Stroke motorcycle

Background imageStroke Collection: Two young men on 1929 Royal Enfield motorcycle

Two young men on 1929 Royal Enfield motorcycle
Two young men on a 1929 Royal Enfield 250cc Two Stroke motorcycle in back garden circa 1930s

Background imageStroke Collection: The bell ringers of St Pauls Cathedral, 1903

The bell ringers of St Pauls Cathedral, 1903
The interior of the ringing chamber at St Pauls Cathedral, London. The twelve bells of the north tower can be seen here, about to be rung by an all male band of ringers. Date: 1903

Background imageStroke Collection: Gottfried Reiche

Gottfried Reiche
GOTTFRIED REICHE - German trumpet-player who may well have performed Bachs Brandenburg concerto featuring a trumpet : he died of a stroke following a concert. Date: 1667 - 1734

Background imageStroke Collection: Junkers Jumo 204 CI 6-cyl vertically opposed piston engine

Junkers Jumo 204 CI 6-cyl vertically opposed piston engine
Junkers Jumo 204 CI six-cylinder vertically opposed piston two-stroke engine of 600-750hp

Background imageStroke Collection: William D B Curry and Frederick I Pitman, rowers

William D B Curry and Frederick I Pitman, rowers
William D B Curry and Frederick (Freddie) Islay Pitman (1863-1942), rowers. They both took part in the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race of 1884

Background imageStroke Collection: Lion Cubs in the New York Zoological Park

Lion Cubs in the New York Zoological Park
A young woman strokes two little lion cubs in the New York Zoological Park. Date: circa 1920

Background imageStroke Collection: Man & boy on a 1914 Levis motorcycle

Man & boy on a 1914 Levis motorcycle
Man & boy on a 1914 Levis Two Stroke motorcycle circa 1914

Background imageStroke Collection: Two couples on two 1930s / 40s Velocette motorcycles outside h

Two couples on two 1930s / 40s Velocette motorcycles outside h
Two couples on two1930s/early 40s Two Stroke 100cc Velocette Lightweight motorcycles outside house circa 1940

Background imageStroke Collection: The Hound by Mihaly Munkacsy

The Hound by Mihaly Munkacsy
Mihaly Munkacsy (1844-1900). The Hound. 1882. Hungarian National Gallery. Budapest. Hungary

Background imageStroke Collection: Caricatures of Disraeli and Gladstone

Caricatures of Disraeli and Gladstone
Caricatures of rival party leaders Disraeli and Gladstone at the time of a General Election. The Two Stroke Oars -- which looks like winning? 1880

Background imageStroke Collection: Two women police officers with horses, London

Two women police officers with horses, London
Two women police officers standing with their horses in a Central London street. Women were appointed to the Mounted Branch in 1970. Date: circa 1977

Background imageStroke Collection: Police officer on horseback, WPC and little boy, London

Police officer on horseback, WPC and little boy, London
A police officer on horseback smiles as a woman police officer holds up a little boy so that he can stroke the horse. The WPC is wearing the Norman Hartnell uniform, introduced in 1968

Background imageStroke Collection: Amplex Two Stroke 36-50 Vintage Car

Amplex Two Stroke 36-50 Vintage Car, England. Date: 1912

Background imageStroke Collection: Children with puppy, Balham, SW London

Children with puppy, Balham, SW London
Group of children with a cute puppy, sitting in an open doorway of a Balham street, SW London. Date: circa 1961

Background imageStroke Collection: LFB firefighters in whaler race, River Thames

LFB firefighters in whaler race, River Thames
LFB firefighters crew in a whaler race for the Fishmongers Cup, posing for their photo on the River Thames, 27 September 1958

Background imageStroke Collection: Josephine Baker (1906-1975)

Josephine Baker (1906-1975)
Josephine Baker began her career as an entertainer dancing on Broadway. She travelled to Paris in 1925 to star in La Revue Negre. Her exotic dance style and costume made her an instant hit

Background imageStroke Collection: Parsons as Periwinkle

Parsons as Periwinkle
WILLIAM PARSONS actor, as Periwinkle in A bold stroke for a wife Date: 1736 - 1795

Background imageStroke Collection: Croquet - postcard illustrating side strokes and drives

Croquet - postcard illustrating side strokes and drives
Croquet - a fantastic postcard of exquisite quality illustrating a wide variety of side strokes and drives. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageStroke Collection: Small experimental gunpowder engine

Small experimental gunpowder engine, showing the bow string mechanism to effect the return stroke of the piston. 1807. From Cayleys original notebook

Background imageStroke Collection: Steam-Boat Knickerbocker

Steam-Boat Knickerbocker. 320 feet long, 32 ft. 6 inches Beam, 10 ft. 6 incs. Hold, 64 ft. wide including guards, and is propelled by a beam Engine

Background imageStroke Collection: The last stroke a story of Cubas fight for freedom : by IN

The last stroke a story of Cubas fight for freedom : by IN Morris. Date c1896

Background imageStroke Collection: On the stroke of twelve the plausible American comedy drama

On the stroke of twelve the plausible American comedy drama : by Joseph Le Brandt. Date c1899

Background imageStroke Collection: Sea Scouts swimming off the side of a dinghy

Sea Scouts swimming off the side of a dinghy
Sea Scouts swimming off the side of a sailing dinghy. circa 1920s

Background imageStroke Collection: Swimming medal, 100 Yards Breast Stroke

Swimming medal, 100 Yards Breast Stroke
Medal of the Derby & District Swimming & Life Saving Association, awarded to K. W. Watson for coming 2nd in the 100 Yards Breast Stroke. Date: 1933

Background imageStroke Collection: Medal, Celanese Sports Club, Spondon, Derbyshire

Medal, Celanese Sports Club, Spondon, Derbyshire
Medal of the Celanese Sports Club, an occupational club run by the employees of the British Celanese chemical company at Spondon, Derbyshire. 20th century

Background imageStroke Collection: Queen Elizabeth II and pony

Queen Elizabeth II and pony
Queen Elizabeth II attending the Royal Agricultural Society show at Newton Abbot in Devon, seen patting one of the winners in the pony class. Date: 1952

Background imageStroke Collection: The Queen and Princess Margaret at Badminton

The Queen and Princess Margaret at Badminton
Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret make friends with the famous Foxhunter during the third day of the British Horse Societys Olympic Horse Trials at Badminton. Date: 1952

Background imageStroke Collection: Fashionable mother with baby stroking pet dog

Fashionable mother with baby stroking pet dog
A fashionable mother wearing a cloche hat and a coat with a thick fur collar holds her baby, who in turn strokes their pet dog

Background imageStroke Collection: Stable girl with a horse

Stable girl with a horse
A stable girl with a horse



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