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Background imageSurface Collection: RAF Poster, Back Them Up! WW2

RAF Poster, Back Them Up! WW2
RAF Poster, Back Them Up!, showing the capture of the German submarine U570 by a Lockheed Hudson plane of the British Coastal Command during the Second World War. 1941

Background imageSurface Collection: Typesetter at work

Typesetter at work
A compositor at a the Lund Humphries print works places a small type glyph on a forme rack, finishing a page of imposing surface text prior to inking and printing. Photograph by Heinz Zinram

Background imageSurface Collection: Tower Circus / Blackpool

Tower Circus / Blackpool
Two girls perform tricks while riding a white horse. A clown holds a hoop with a paper surface which one of them has just leapt through

Background imageSurface Collection: Schiaparellis two hemispheres of the planet Mars

Schiaparellis two hemispheres of the planet Mars
The two hemispheres of the planet Mars as drawn by the Italian astronomer and historian of science, Giovanni Schiaparelli

Background imageSurface Collection: Jesus Baptised by John

Jesus Baptised by John
John baptises Jesus while the Holy Dove hovers overhead : both John and the kneeling Jesus seem to be on the surface of the river Jordan

Background imageSurface Collection: Collared Lemming - adult in winter fur, feeds

Collared Lemming - adult in winter fur, feeds on buds and bark of dwarf willow sprouts and dry grass on snow surface. (Dicrostonyx torquatus)

Background imageSurface Collection: Planet Mars seen from one of its moons

Planet Mars seen from one of its moons
The planet Mars as seen from one of its moons, a hundred times larger than the planet Earths Moon as seen from Earth

Background imageSurface Collection: Beebe in Atlantic

Beebe in Atlantic
Professor Beebe in his BATHYSPHERE, 1000 metres below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean

Background imageSurface Collection: Human red blood corpuscles

Human red blood corpuscles
Scanning electron microscope (SEM) of red blood cells showing their characteristic biconcave shape which increases the surface area for diffusion

Background imageSurface Collection: Polished slab of labradorite

Polished slab of labradorite
Labradorite (calcium sodium aluminum silicate) can seem dull and grey until the light hits correctly, then an array of colours can be observed glowing on the surface

Background imageSurface Collection: Newfoundland - Bell Island - Miners

Newfoundland - Bell Island - Miners
Newfoundland and Labrador - Bell Island - Miners at a Surface Iron Ore Mine (mining started there in 1895) Date: circa 1908

Background imageSurface Collection: Pitch Lake - La Brea, Trinidad

Pitch Lake - La Brea, Trinidad
The huge Pitch Lake at La Brea, Trinidad - source for the pitch used in road-covering ashphalt. The asphalt from the Lake is of economic value to Trinidad and Tobago

Background imageSurface Collection: Trail left by the Loch Ness Monster?

Trail left by the Loch Ness Monster?
Photographic results from a four week search organised by Sir Edward Mountain into the existence of the Loch Ness Monster

Background imageSurface Collection: COAL GOING UP / 1910

COAL GOING UP / 1910
Tubs of coal arrive at the bottom of the lift shaft, ready to be hauled up to the surface, at the Clay Cross mine at Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England

Background imageSurface Collection: Earths Central Fire

Earths Central Fire
Cross-section of the globe showing the central fire, the lateral fires, and the volcanoes where the fire breaks out on the surface

Background imageSurface Collection: Austrian submarine on the surface, WW1

Austrian submarine on the surface, WW1
An Austrian submarine on the surface, with crew members, during the First World War. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageSurface Collection: Elstow, Village Street

Elstow, Village Street
The village street at Elstow, Bedfordshire, in Victorian times - the surface is not made up, but then theres not much traffic besides the hay cart outside the Swan Inn

Background imageSurface Collection: Skating on a frozen Whitestone Pond, Hampstead Heath, London. Date: 1933

Skating on a frozen Whitestone Pond, Hampstead Heath, London. Date: 1933

Background imageSurface Collection: United States Air Force Martin MGM-13 Mace 60-6726

United States Air Force Martin MGM-13 Mace 60-6726, tactical surface to surface missile. The Mace was to be armed with a nuclear warhead and was deployed in West Germany, South Korea and on Okinawa

Background imageSurface Collection: A surviving section of Roman Road in the Forest of Dean

A surviving section of Roman Road in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire Date: circa 1930s

Background imageSurface Collection: Hoovering

Hoovering - Housewife hoovering a floor surface. Date: 1923

Background imageSurface Collection: WW2 - She Must Be A Dago

WW2 - She Must Be A Dago
A photograph of a submarine breaking the surface of the water, relative to a true to life novel, Seven Pilots written by Charles Patrick Ranke Graves. Date: 1942

Background imageSurface Collection: WW2 Q-Ship And Royal Navy Radio

WW2 Q-Ship And Royal Navy Radio
A pair of WW2 illustrations from a children's ABC book. The left image shows a lady wearing a pink dress, standing on the deck of a Q-ship

Background imageSurface Collection: Beer Is Best Advertisement Illustration

Beer Is Best Advertisement Illustration
An advertisement illustration promoting Beer Is Best, showing a glass tankard of beer on a surface, to the side the message to set a man up for the winter, is scrawled on the window. Date: circa 1939

Background imageSurface Collection: Gothic Surface Designs

Gothic Surface Designs
A lithographic plate produced by Day and Sons, showing four slightly different designs used for relieving the surface of stone work, in gothic style. Date: circa 1855

Background imageSurface Collection: Gothic Architecture Flower Design

Gothic Architecture Flower Design
A lithographic plate produced by Day and Sons, showing a simple, yet beautiful gothic flower design used for architectural surface decoration. Date: circa 1855

Background imageSurface Collection: In Prayer, The Examination Of Conscience

In Prayer, The Examination Of Conscience
A portrait sketch of a young lady wearing a smart dress and fine hat, resting her elbows on a surface as she reads from a small prayer book. Date: circa 1901

Background imageSurface Collection: In The Bath

In The Bath
A portrait illustration of an older man, whose body is fully engulfed in his bath water, leaving just his head rising above the surface. Date: circa 1901

Background imageSurface Collection: The Frozen Pond

The Frozen Pond
This illustration shows the dismay of two frogs, one under the water, and one above, separated by the frozen surface. Date: circa 1901

Background imageSurface Collection: Silver Sea

Silver Sea
A seascape painting of some distant ships in an ocean, which gets more turbulent in the foreground, with waves crashing into some rocks peaking through the surface. Date: circa 1922

Background imageSurface Collection: Big Toby And Little Toby

Big Toby And Little Toby
A still life painting of two toby jugs, placed facing away from each other, one small and one large, between them sits a glass vase of flowers, with petals falling on the surface. Date: circa 1922

Background imageSurface Collection: Mrs. W. Russell Shepherd

Mrs. W. Russell Shepherd
A portrait watercolour painting of a young woman, identified as Mrs. W. Russell Shepherd, casually seated on a low surface, wearing a stripe patterned dress. Date: circa 1921

Background imageSurface Collection: Baby

Baby
A portrait oil painting of a young baby, asleep with a dummy in her mouth, she is resting against a soft green surface. Date: circa 1920

Background imageSurface Collection: The West Wind

The West Wind
A landscape painting of some green hills with trees on the surface, the sea can be seen in the far distance, under a sky almost entirely made up of white clouds. Date: circa 1917

Background imageSurface Collection: Enchanted

Enchanted
A painting which highlights the gleaming quality of light, hitting a beautiful pond with flowers decorating the surface, in front of a dark forest. Date: circa 1916

Background imageSurface Collection: Port

Port
This painting shows some calm port waters which have three similar ships populating the surface, a sweeping slope of ploughed fields and farmhouses make up the background scenery. Date: circa 1915

Background imageSurface Collection: The Brook

The Brook
A painting of a barefooted woman in a green outfit, walking along the stony surface of a fresh water brook of a woodland. Date: circa 1915

Background imageSurface Collection: Space Memorabilia - Apollo 11 Buzz Aldrin photo

Space Memorabilia - Apollo 11 Buzz Aldrin photo
Space Memorabilia - Apollo 11, high gloss photo of Buzz Aldrin standing before the American Flag on the lunar surface during the Apollo 11 mission, hand signed by Buzz himself

Background imageSurface Collection: Chinese Porcelain

Chinese Porcelain
A still life watercolour painting of some Chinese porcelain in the form of plates, a vase and a bowl, with a faint reflection on the shiny surface. Date: circa 1924

Background imageSurface Collection: Burns Philp & Co Advertisement

Burns Philp & Co Advertisement
An advertisement photograph showing a hut settlement by the waters edge, with a number of small boats on the surface. Used for promoting Burns Philp & Co

Background imageSurface Collection: Lady in Black

Lady in Black
Portrait oil painting of Mrs Philip Jephson, casually seated on the edge of a surface, wearing dark black clothing. Date: circa 1931

Background imageSurface Collection: Grassphalte Advertisement

Grassphalte Advertisement
An advertisement promoting Grassphalte, an ideal surface for tennis courts. If it's as green as grass, but not grass, it's GRASSPHALTE. Date: circa 1931

Background imageSurface Collection: Courtaulds Courgette Advertisement

Courtaulds Courgette Advertisement
An advertisement for Courtaulds Ltd, promoting Courgette, a very dainty crepe fabric with full surface weave. Image shows a stylish woman at a formal gathering with the quotation Joan dear

Background imageSurface Collection: On The Thames

On The Thames
Watercolour painting showing the River Thames in London, with a large number of boats on the surface. Date: circa 1931

Background imageSurface Collection: Flowers

Flowers
A still-life painting of a vase of red Dahlias, with one fallen onto the surface below. Date: circa 1926

Background imageSurface Collection: Photographs of models in spring hats. Captioned, Veils and Flowers trim our spring hats'

Photographs of models in spring hats. Captioned, Veils and Flowers trim our spring hats'. With descriptions, A Marcelle Lely model from Debenhams is shown above carried out in a beige Rodier

Background imageSurface Collection: Bristol Bloodhound surface to air missile

Bristol Bloodhound surface to air missile test round carried by a side lifting crane for removing / placing missiles from / on launchers and servicing stands. Date: circa 1962

Background imageSurface Collection: Divers gathering pearl-oysters in Western Australia waters. The diver in the background is being

Divers gathering pearl-oysters in Western Australia waters. The diver in the background is being staged - a process where he is held for up to half an hour at a certain depth from the surface so that



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