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Background imageStrong Collection: Heroic fireman rescuing girl from fire

Heroic fireman rescuing girl from fire
Heroic fireman rescuing a girl from a fire. Date: 19th century

Background imageStrong Collection: Match at Hambledon / 1777

Match at Hambledon / 1777
A cricket match at Hambledon, Hampshire. The club was founded in 1750, and beat a strong All-England team in 1777. The early matches were played on Broadhalfpenny Down

Background imageStrong Collection: Various shoemaking tools

Various shoemaking tools
Various tools used by a shoemaker or cobbler, including scissors, pliers, hammers, a skewer, a ruler and strong thread

Background imageStrong Collection: The Dempsey-Carpentier Fight, 1921

The Dempsey-Carpentier Fight, 1921
Photograph showing the 100, 000 strong crowd at the fight between Georges Carpentier and Jack Dempsey for the Heavyweight Championship of the World held at Jersey City, USA, on 2nd July 1921

Background imageStrong Collection: Polish anti-war poster -- Nie

Polish anti-war poster -- Nie
Polish anti-war poster of a ruined city in the silhouette of a falling bomb, with the single word Nie (No)

Background imageStrong Collection: Sir Robert Peel, c. 1846

Sir Robert Peel, c. 1846
Engraving of Sir Robert Peel (1788-1850), the English statesman and Prime Minister. Peel was a Conservative MP who held strong views on Irish Catholicism and Free Trade vs Protectionism

Background imageStrong Collection: New Zealand All Blacks rugby team

New Zealand All Blacks rugby team
A team photograph of the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team, the first to visit the UK for 19 years

Background imageStrong Collection: Male Type / Naked Beaute

Male Type / Naked Beaute
A naked man in only a loin cloth. Fitness and beauty combined

Background imageStrong Collection: Ratner patent safe, fire and fall resisting, Grade 1

Ratner patent safe, fire and fall resisting, Grade 1, Size MP, with details and measurements. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageStrong Collection: Queen Boudicca inciting the Britons to revolt

Queen Boudicca inciting the Britons to revolt
Queen Boudicca of the Iceni tribe inciting the Britons to revolt against Roman domination. circa 60 AD

Background imageStrong Collection: Womens Suffrage Millicent Fawcett

Womens Suffrage Millicent Fawcett
Photograph shows Millicent Garrett Fawcett ahead of a banner proclaiming Woman Citizens Mrs. Fawcett, President of the National Union of Womens Suffrage Societies

Background imageStrong Collection: Female jockeys riding gentlemen like horses

Female jockeys riding gentlemen like horses
Two women jockeys with riding crops, spur on their steeds - not horses, but top-hatted and tailed gentlemen who wear bridles in their mouths

Background imageStrong Collection: Montmartre / Restaurant

Montmartre / Restaurant
Chez la Mere Catherine a notable cafe on the place du Tertre, founded in 1793 and still going strong a hundred years later

Background imageStrong Collection: Hamemalis Mollis (Witch Hazel)

Hamemalis Mollis (Witch Hazel)
Hamemalis (or Hamamelis) Mollis (Witch Hazel), a large shrub or small tree of the Hamamelidaceae family, native to areas of China

Background imageStrong Collection: Ford Truck 1930

Ford Truck 1930
The Ford is a strong and capable truck - there you are, mate, the headline says it all, what more do you need to know ?

Background imageStrong Collection: Tarot Card 11 - La Force (Strength)

Tarot Card 11 - La Force (Strength)

Background imageStrong Collection: WW2 Valentines Card, Cupid's Tank

WW2 Valentines Card, Cupid's Tank
A WW2 Valentines greetings card, the illustration shows Cupid painting a British infantry tank with my Valentine. There's still no weapon in the world as strong as Cupid's bow

Background imageStrong Collection: Tug of War winning team, Demosthenes, Aberdeen

Tug of War winning team, Demosthenes, Aberdeen
Tug of War winning team on board the Demosthenes, belonging to the Aberdeen White Star Line

Background imageStrong Collection: Map of Saint Malo, 17th c. Engraving

Map of Saint Malo, 17th c. Engraving

Background imageStrong Collection: Captain Charles Upham

Captain Charles Upham
Portrait of double VC winner, Captain Charles Upham (). Born in New Zealand, Upham was a sheep farmer who distinguished himself during World War Two on two occasions

Background imageStrong Collection: Throwing the hammer, Braemar Highland Games

Throwing the hammer, Braemar Highland Games
Alexander Mackenzie throwing the hammer at the 1911 Highland Games at Braemar, Scotland. 1911

Background imageStrong Collection: Female high jumper in orange costume

Female high jumper in orange costume
A female high jumper in an orange costume leaping over a pole

Background imageStrong Collection: Apres la Guerre No. 3 - WWI postcard by George Ranstead

Apres la Guerre No. 3 - WWI postcard by George Ranstead
Humorous postcard drawn by amateur soldier artist of the Great War, George Ranstead, who, in a series of illustrations suggesting what life might be like at the end of the war

Background imageStrong Collection: Geologists Equipment

Geologists Equipment
A geologists equipment includes hammers, a sieve, tweezers and a strong satchel

Background imageStrong Collection: Tarot Card 11 - La Force (Strength)

Tarot Card 11 - La Force (Strength)

Background imageStrong Collection: Woman police officer in self-defence exercise

Woman police officer in self-defence exercise
Woman police officer (Moya Wood-Heath) taking part in a self-defence demonstration exercise at an outdoor event, watched by spectators. Date: circa early 1970s

Background imageStrong Collection: The Loss Book at Lloyds of London, 1877

The Loss Book at Lloyds of London, 1877
Engraving showing a group of Lloyds underwriters consulting the Loss Book in their offices, after a bad spell of storms in the winter of 1876-7

Background imageStrong Collection: Soviet propaganda poster from World War Two

Soviet propaganda poster from World War Two
Soviet propaganda poster, TASS Window no. 469. An heroic young female partisan resists the invading Germans. A patriotic poem by Vasyl Lebedev-Kumach appears below the image

Background imageStrong Collection: Aryan Types

Aryan Types
A typical Aryan couple looking very strong and healthy, the man resting his hands on the womans shoulders

Background imageStrong Collection: Battle of Marathon

Battle of Marathon
BATTLE OF MARATHON Miltiades, with 11, 000 Athenians and Plataeans, defeats the 60, 000-strong Persian army of Darius Hystaspes

Background imageStrong Collection: Thomas Topham, Strongman

Thomas Topham, Strongman
Thomas Topham, the strong man, performing one of his astonishing feats of strength in Spitalfields on 28 May 1741, by lifting barrels weighing 1386 lbs (!)

Background imageStrong Collection: Ratner fire-resisting safes and wall safes

Ratner fire-resisting safes and wall safes
Ratner light fire-resisting safes, and wall safes, with details and measurements. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageStrong Collection: YMCA Poster, Lend Your Strength, WW1

YMCA Poster, Lend Your Strength, WW1
YMCA Poster, design by Adrian Gil-Spear, Lend Your Strength to the Red Triangle, Help the Y Help the Fighters Fight, United War Work Campaign, 11 to 18 November, First World War. circa 1918

Background imageStrong Collection: Victorian Scrap, strong man with weights

Victorian Scrap, strong man with weights. circa 1880s

Background imageStrong Collection: Poet and discus thrower, Mlle. H. Konopacka

Poet and discus thrower, Mlle. H. Konopacka
Halina Konopacka (1900 - 1989), famous athlete and the first Polish Olympic Champion (1928, Amsterdam). She took part in the Olympic Games in Amsterdam, where she won a gold medal in discus throw

Background imageStrong Collection: Sir Alister Hardy

Sir Alister Hardy
SIR ALISTER HARDY English zoologist with a strong interest in parapsychology, and author of books on the spiritual dimension of the paranormal

Background imageStrong Collection: Poster, New York World's Fair, The World of Tomorrow

Poster, New York World's Fair, The World of Tomorrow
Travel poster, designed by Joseph Binder, New York World?s Fair, The World of tomorrow, 1939, Grinnell Litho, New York, USA

Background imageStrong Collection: WW2 - Fit and ready to join the RAF - strong like Father

WW2 - Fit and ready to join the RAF - strong like Father
" We Must Hand it to the RAF" WW2 - Fit and ready to join the RAF - strong like Father! A girl is happy to hand over her boy to the service of the country

Background imageStrong Collection: Shipping poster

Shipping poster for Hamburg-Amerika Line depicting a strong modern cruise liner Date: 1940

Background imageStrong Collection: Strong Cheese repels diner and waiter

Strong Cheese repels diner and waiter
One of the Market Reports illustrated postcard series. Cheese: " Supply much stronger, but very little demand." This commodities phrasiology is illustrated by a waiter struggling to cope

Background imageStrong Collection: Wartime poster, Britain Expects

Wartime poster, Britain Expects that you too, this day, will do your duty. Suggesting that civilians as well as soldiers have a role to play in the war effort. 1940s

Background imageStrong Collection: S. S. Terra Nova, June 1910

S. S. Terra Nova, June 1910
Cut-away illustration of the Terra Nova, the ship that Captain Scott used in his second expedition to the Antarctic, 1910-1913

Background imageStrong Collection: Climbers on the Pillar Rock, Ennerdale, Cumbria, 1912

Climbers on the Pillar Rock, Ennerdale, Cumbria, 1912
Photograph of two climbers tackling the North-East face of the Pillar Rock, Ennerdale in Cumbria, 1912. In this image, one can see the climbing equipment of the day; which appears to amount to stout

Background imageStrong Collection: Penelope Brings the Bow

Penelope Brings the Bow
At Ithaca, Odysseus despondent wife Penelope and her maids bring Odysseus bow to the Suitors. If any of them are strong enough to string it, they win her hand

Background imageStrong Collection: Mascaret (tidal bore) of the Seine, Normandy, France

Mascaret (tidal bore) of the Seine, Normandy, France
People watching the mascaret (tidal bore) of the River Seine at Caudebec-en-Caux, Normandy, France, which resulted from large spring tides, and caused the loss of many ships

Background imageStrong Collection: Ratner wooden safe stands

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

Background imageStrong Collection: Ratner patent extra strong safe, fire and fall resisting

Ratner patent extra strong safe, fire and fall resisting, Grade 2, with details and measurements. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageStrong Collection: Ratner patent safe, fire and fall resisting, for registrars

Ratner patent safe, fire and fall resisting, for registrars, Size No. 5, with details and measurements. Date: circa 1920s



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