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Background imageTalking Collection: Churchill and Roosevelt

Churchill and Roosevelt
Washington D.C. Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Roosevelt relax in the south grounds of the White House prior to the daily meeting of the combined British and U.S

Background imageTalking Collection: Pin-up calendar girl by David Wright, 1950

Pin-up calendar girl by David Wright, 1950
A woman with her red hair swept up in a bun, poses elegantly in some diaphanous lingerie as she speaks on a red telephone. Date: 1950

Background imageTalking Collection: Talking Mongoose House

Talking Mongoose House
The home of Voirrey Irving at Cashens Gap, Isle of Man, where Gef, the " Talking Mongoose" manifested : Voirrey stands with her father at the front door

Background imageTalking Collection: Roman Art. Marphurius or Marforio. Marble. Capitoline Museum

Roman Art. Marphurius or Marforio. Marble. Capitoline Museum
Roman Art. Marphurius or Marforio. One of the talking statues of Rome. 1st century A.D. Marble sculpture depicting a reclining bearded river god or Oceanus. Capitoline Museums. Rome. Italy

Background imageTalking Collection: Goldilocks / Willcox Smith

Goldilocks / Willcox Smith
Goldilocks gives three teddy bears a talking-to

Background imageTalking Collection: It sounds good to me by David Wright

It sounds good to me by David Wright showing a woman in a revealing outfit and stocking talking on the telephone. Wright produced a series of over 160 illustrations or pin-ups for The Sketch during

Background imageTalking Collection: Police and Fire Brigade attending a fire at Chelsea FC

Police and Fire Brigade attending a fire at Chelsea FC
Metropolitan Police and London Fire Brigade attending a fire at Chelsea FC. This photograph by Sub-Inspector C R C Turner shows Inspector A J Jones (Officer in Charge) and others at Walham Green

Background imageTalking Collection: Talking Mongoose / Voirrey

Talking Mongoose / Voirrey
Voirrey Irving, of Cashens Gap, Isle of Man, where Gef, the " Talking Mongoose" manifested : with her dog

Background imageTalking Collection: Talking Mongoose Gef

Talking Mongoose Gef
Artists impression of Gef the so-called talking mongoose which befriended Voirrey Irving, a 17-year old girl from the Isle of Man

Background imageTalking Collection: Jesus, Mary and Martha

Jesus, Mary and Martha
Jesus talks with Mary while Martha does housework

Background imageTalking Collection: Police on Duty

Police on Duty
Police officers talking to an Asian man in the street. Metropolitan Police

Background imageTalking Collection: Straidkilly, Carnlough, A Quiet Chat

Straidkilly, Carnlough, A Quiet Chat - a view of a man with horse and cart, talking to a lady outside a thatched cottage. There are other buildings to the left

Background imageTalking Collection: Tatler front cover, 9 March 1960

Tatler front cover, 9 March 1960
Front cover of the Tatler featuring a photograph of a woman, eating breakfast while arranging to meet friends over the telephone. 1960

Background imageTalking Collection: Alice in Wonderland, Alice and Cheshire Cat

Alice in Wonderland, Alice and Cheshire Cat
Alice in Wonderland, Alice has a conversation with a Cheshire Cat. Date: early 20th century

Background imageTalking Collection: Scolds Bridle from Armagh Jail

Scolds Bridle from Armagh Jail - a view of a woman sitting with the bridle over her face, to stop her talking. (Location: Ireland). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imageTalking Collection: Advert promoting the Post Office Telephone Service. Date: 1932

Advert promoting the Post Office Telephone Service. Date: 1932

Background imageTalking Collection: Two cats sit on a rooftop gazing at the full moon

Two cats sit on a rooftop gazing at the full moon
A black and white cat sit on a rooftop gazing at the full moon; I don t know what they say to each other but I have often heard them talking. Date: circa 1912

Background imageTalking Collection: The Parley, 1903, by Frederic Remington (1861-1909)

The Parley, 1903, by Frederic Remington (1861-1909)
Frederic Remington (1861-1909). American painter. The Parley, 1903

Background imageTalking Collection: Pin Up on telephone by David Wright

Pin Up on telephone by David Wright
An alluring blonde woman in a black evening dress and white fur stole talks on a red telephone while looking seductively at the viewer

Background imageTalking Collection: Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten and General Montgomery, Franc

Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten and General Montgomery, Franc
Photograph showing Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten (1900-1979), then Commander-in-Chief of the South-East Asia Command, talking with General Montgomery (1887-1976) in Normandy, France, 1944

Background imageTalking Collection: A Turf Seller in Killybegs

A Turf Seller in Killybegs - a view of a man and horse drawn full turf cart talking to a man with an empty creel on his back in a Killybegs street

Background imageTalking Collection: Lloyds Coffee House, London

Lloyds Coffee House, London. 1798

Background imageTalking Collection: Humpty Dumpty by Dorothy Wheeler

Humpty Dumpty by Dorothy Wheeler
A little boy and girl stare up at a wall on which sits a very superior looking Humpty Dumpty wearing a crown and an eye glass

Background imageTalking Collection: Burma (Myanmar) - Traditional Costume (3 / 4)

Burma (Myanmar) - Traditional Costume (3 / 4)
Burma (Myanmar) - Traditional Costume (3/4) A Burmese man and his girl, with whom he converses over a low stone wall, whilst holding onto her hand

Background imageTalking Collection: November 1951 by David Wright

November 1951 by David Wright, showing a woman posed on the telephone. Wright produced a series of over 160 illustrations or pin-ups for The Sketch during the 1940 s

Background imageTalking Collection: Buridans Ass / Arab Myth

Buridans Ass / Arab Myth
Buridans Ass

Background imageTalking Collection: Lesbian Couple Chatting

Lesbian Couple Chatting
Two young women, one in her underclothes, one fully dressed, relax and chat

Background imageTalking Collection: Hamlet Slays Polonius

Hamlet Slays Polonius
While talking with his mother, Hamlet detects an intruder hiding behind a curtain : he stabs him, only to find it is his girl-friends father, Polonius

Background imageTalking Collection: National Fire Prevention Campaign, Brixton, London

National Fire Prevention Campaign, Brixton, London
National Fire Prevention Campaign, London -- Station Officer Albert Benjamin of Clapham Fire Station talking to children in Sommerleyton Road, Brixton, South London. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageTalking Collection: Latest Paris Fashions 1888

Latest Paris Fashions 1888
Three women gossiping outside. 1888

Background imageTalking Collection: Henri Mignet sitting in a Le Pou-du-Ciel

Henri Mignet sitting in a Le Pou-du-Ciel talking to S.W. Appleby, also a Flying Flea pilot, at the International Air Rally organised by the Cinque Ports Flying Club at Lympne Airport, Hythe, Kent

Background imageTalking Collection: Talking Mongoose

Talking Mongoose
Voirrey Irving, who claimed familiarity with the mongoose, with her father and investigator R.S Lambert at Cashens Gap, Isle of Man

Background imageTalking Collection: Trevor Phillips, TV presenter and equal rights executive

Trevor Phillips, TV presenter and equal rights executive
Trevor Phillips (b 1953), television executive and presenter, currently Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), previously the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE)

Background imageTalking Collection: Surveyors sitting in a circle during a meeting. Miniature of

Surveyors sitting in a circle during a meeting. Miniature of the 14th century

Background imageTalking Collection: Two women police officers and woman with suitcase

Two women police officers and woman with suitcase
Two women police officers (Jean Grasy and Margaret Findlay or Knight), one of them a sergeant, talking to a young woman with a suitcase on a London street. (1 of 2) Date: circa 1960s

Background imageTalking Collection: Inside the gin shop. A woman talks to the drunkard

Inside the gin shop. A woman talks to the drunkard
Slide showing a group of people in the gin shop with a woman talking to the drunkard. Part of Box 366. Relates to the set of slides 2012.392 to 2012.402 Date: circa 1900

Background imageTalking Collection: Woman patient, St Marys Hospital, Paddington, London

Woman patient, St Marys Hospital, Paddington, London
LFB Special Services trying to help a woman patient at St Marys Hospital, Paddington, London, on 15 April 1959. She has climbed out of a ward window at fifth floor level

Background imageTalking Collection: Three daytime outfits by Drecoll, Poiret and Jenny

Three daytime outfits by Drecoll, Poiret and Jenny
Three women in the latest day wear. On the left, a black scoop neck dress with large red rose to the side, by Drecoll. In the middle, a white, red and black print dress and black coat

Background imageTalking Collection: Warwick Univ Students

Warwick Univ Students
Students relaxing in the Common Room at Warwick University. Date: early 1970s

Background imageTalking Collection: Proposal on a leap year

Proposal on a leap year
A woman proposing to her boyfriend on Valentines Day during a leap year - the only occasion by tradition that this is allowed !

Background imageTalking Collection: King and Queen tour West London raid damage

King and Queen tour West London raid damage
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth talking to Mrs Eals who was saved by taking cover in an Anderson shelter when her house was bombed during an air raid in September 1940

Background imageTalking Collection: Police on Walkie Talkie

Police on Walkie Talkie
Police officers talking on a walkie talkie in the street at Notting Hill Underground Station, London Metropolitan Police

Background imageTalking Collection: The Fishermans Prayer

The Fishermans Prayer
THE FISHERMANs PRAYER Lord suffer me to catch a fish so large that even I in talking of it afterwards shall have no need to lie

Background imageTalking Collection: Talking on St Helena

Talking on St Helena
Governor Hudson Lowe allows the exiled Napoleon to talk with a British admiral - but insist on being present

Background imageTalking Collection: Dr Johnson / Thrale B fast

Dr Johnson / Thrale B fast
DR SAMUEL JOHNSON At Hester Thrales breakfast table, in around 1770

Background imageTalking Collection: Jesus meets a patient cured by him and says: now you are h

Jesus meets a patient cured by him and says: now you are healed and sin no more. Miniature. Codex Predis. Quattrocento Renaissance (XV century). Royal Library. Turin. Italy

Background imageTalking Collection: Woman on the telephone, postcard

Woman on the telephone, postcard
" Hello, are you there?" An early example of cold calling by telemarketers

Background imageTalking Collection: Mel Roy on the stage mid-nite, spook party talking skulls, s

Mel Roy on the stage mid-nite, spook party talking skulls, spirit slate writing, spirit table raising, ghosts from the dead. Date ca. 1935



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