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Background imageTasks Collection: Paint Chart / 1908

Paint Chart / 1908
PAINT CHART

Background imageTasks Collection: Heath Robinson Bedroom 4 of 4

Heath Robinson Bedroom 4 of 4
Heath Robinson Does Away with Servants - Patent Applied for by " The Sketch" in the Bedroom. A bedroom, which is a typically Heath Robinson design, with a system of pulleys

Background imageTasks Collection: Cross-Section of House

Cross-Section of House
A cross-section of a family house showing members of the household about their various tasks in the kitchen, drawing room, nursery and schoolroom

Background imageTasks Collection: Woman Smoking 1940S

Woman Smoking 1940S
A young housewife exhales a stream of smoke as she takes a break from her household tasks. By the end of World War Two, nearly half of the women in Britain had a smoking habit

Background imageTasks Collection: Women Washing Dishes

Women Washing Dishes
Three young women (" Three Lions", perhaps in some way connected with womens services during World War Two) washing and drying dishes together in a large kitchen

Background imageTasks Collection: Construction of Blackfriars bridge, London

Construction of Blackfriars bridge, London
Builders involved in various tasks atop two huge arches under construction. One of the arches clearly shows the scaffolding required to form such a huge structure. Date: August 1764

Background imageTasks Collection: Flotow Martha Quartet

Flotow Martha Quartet
The delightful spinning quartet from Act Two, as the two posh ladies, disguised as country girls, reveal their inability to perform mundane household tasks

Background imageTasks Collection: Early Dishwasher

Early Dishwasher
An early machine for washing dishes

Background imageTasks Collection: Polishing a Floor

Polishing a Floor
A housewife uses her Johnsons Wax Electric Floor Polisher

Background imageTasks Collection: Convair F-106B-31-CO Delta Dart 57-2507

Convair F-106B-31-CO Delta Dart 57-2507
Convair NF-106B-31-CO Delta Dart 57-2507 (msn 8-27-01) at NASA Lewis Research Center, Lewis Field, Cleveland, OH. registered as NASA 607 Built April 1958

Background imageTasks Collection: WW2 - Busy Railway Platform

WW2 - Busy Railway Platform
A photograph of a busy British railway platform during WW2, figures including military personnel go about their tasks. Date: circa 1944

Background imageTasks Collection: An illustrated checklist of home maintenance tasks for the summer months. Date: 1954

An illustrated checklist of home maintenance tasks for the summer months. Date: 1954

Background imageTasks Collection: Cartoons showing the activities of a diligent wartime housewife

Cartoons showing the activities of a diligent wartime housewife, operating without the assistance of a maid. Date: 1943

Background imageTasks Collection: Lockheed F-104D Starfighter 57-1331

Lockheed F-104D Starfighter 57-1331
United States Air Force - Lockheed F-104D-15-LO Starfighter 57-1331 (msn 483-5043), of the USAF Flight Test Center at Edwards Air Force Base in California; used as a chase aircraft for X-15

Background imageTasks Collection: AN EARL IS BORN, 1382

AN EARL IS BORN, 1382
The birth of Richard Beauchamp (1382-1439), earl of Warwick, in the manor of Salwarp in the County of Worcester (England) - doctor and servants perform their various tasks Date: 28 January 1382

Background imageTasks Collection: Grob G-115E Tutor G-BYUC

Grob G-115E Tutor G-BYUC (msn 82088/E), operated by VT Aerospace Ltd. for the Royal Air Force University Air Squadrons and Air Experience tasks. Date: circa 2002

Background imageTasks Collection: Grob G-115E Tutor G-BYXP

Grob G-115E Tutor G-BYXP (msn 82173), operated by VT Aerospace Ltd. for the Royal Air Force University Air Squadrons and Air Experience tasks

Background imageTasks Collection: Grob G-115E Tutor G-BYXM

Grob G-115E Tutor G-BYXM (msn 82173), operated by VT Aerospace Ltd. for the Royal Air Force University Air Squadrons and Air Experience tasks

Background imageTasks Collection: Grob G. 115E Tutor G-BYUI (msn 82094/E), of Babcock-HCS, operating the RAF's flight experience

Grob G. 115E Tutor G-BYUI (msn 82094/E), of Babcock-HCS, operating the RAF's flight experience
Grob G.115E Tutor G-BYUI (msn 82094/E), of Babcock-HCS, operating the RAF's flight experience and University Air Squadron tasks. Date: 2018

Background imageTasks Collection: Douglas EA-3B Skywarrior N574HA (MSN 12406, ex BuAer 146454), flown by Hughes

Douglas EA-3B Skywarrior N574HA (MSN 12406, ex BuAer 146454), flown by Hughes and Raytheon for radar /avionics / missile development along with at least 13 others

Background imageTasks Collection: Grob G. 115E Tutor G-BYXM (msn 82173), of Babcock-HCS, operating the RAF's flight experience

Grob G. 115E Tutor G-BYXM (msn 82173), of Babcock-HCS, operating the RAF's flight experience
Grob G.115E Tutor G-BYXM (msn 82173), of Babcock-HCS, operating the RAF's flight experience and University Air Squadron tasks

Background imageTasks Collection: Royal Air Force - Beechcraft Texan T. 1 N2824B / ZM323 (msn PM-110). Date: 2018

Royal Air Force - Beechcraft Texan T. 1 N2824B / ZM323 (msn PM-110). Date: 2018
Royal Air Force - Beechcraft Texan T.1 N2824B / ZM323 (msn PM-110). Date: 2018

Background imageTasks Collection: Grob G. 115E Tutor G-BYXZ (msn 82182), of Babcock-HCS, operating the RAF's flight experience

Grob G. 115E Tutor G-BYXZ (msn 82182), of Babcock-HCS, operating the RAF's flight experience
Grob G.115E Tutor G-BYXZ (msn 82182), of Babcock-HCS, operating the RAF's flight experience and University Air Squadron tasks

Background imageTasks Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Washing up

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Washing up
The caption on the postcard is Washing up - probably a play on sorting things out now that the war is over. The reverse carries a message from Winston Churchill We must now devote all our strength

Background imageTasks Collection: Westland WS. 51 Srs. 2 Widgeon G-APPS

Westland WS. 51 Srs. 2 Widgeon G-APPS
Westland WS.51 Srs.2 Widgeon G-APPS (msn WA/H/3), of British United Airways 1960-1961. The first prototype, G-ALIK, was brought up to full Widgeon standard

Background imageTasks Collection: Queens Flight - Westland Whirlwind HCC. 8 XN127

Queens Flight - Westland Whirlwind HCC. 8 XN127
Queens Flight - Westland Whirlwind HCC.8 XN127, VVIP transport for Royal transport tasks. One of two acquired for Queens Flight (XN127 and XN126)

Background imageTasks Collection: WASHING UP IN A BOWL

WASHING UP IN A BOWL
A housewife carefully washing up her china in an enamel bowl, with plenty of Lux soap suds! Date: 1930s

Background imageTasks Collection: HAPPILY MAKING THE BED

HAPPILY MAKING THE BED
An attractive, happy housewife making a bed. Date: 1960s

Background imageTasks Collection: LIGHTING THE FIRE

LIGHTING THE FIRE
A woman, perhaps a maid, lights a fire in the grate early in the morning Date: 1895

Background imageTasks Collection: HOUSEHOLD / IRONING / 1960S

HOUSEHOLD / IRONING / 1960S
A lady irons her undies Date: 1960s

Background imageTasks Collection: DONT FORGET BOARD

DONT FORGET BOARD
A timely reminder board! A handy household appointments or tasks jotter pad, with a picture of Big Ben on it and a handy pen attached. Date: 1930s

Background imageTasks Collection: LINING DRAWERS W / PAPER

LINING DRAWERS W / PAPER
A woman lines drawers with white paper. Date: 1930s

Background imageTasks Collection: DIY / PAINTING A WALL

DIY / PAINTING A WALL
A close-up shot of painting a wall with emulsion using a large paint brush Date: 1950s

Background imageTasks Collection: BELLEROPHON & CHIMERA BELLEROPHON & CHIMERA

BELLEROPHON & CHIMERA BELLEROPHON & CHIMERA
One of the tasks he has to perform for Iobates, king of Lycia, is to slay the CHIMERA, which he does with the aid of the winged horse PEGASUS

Background imageTasks Collection: Folklore - Chimaera

Folklore - Chimaera
To clear his name, Bellerophon performs various tasks for Iobates of Lydia, including slaying the monstrous Chimaera

Background imageTasks Collection: GLASS BLOWING, BROOKLYN

GLASS BLOWING, BROOKLYN
Glass blowing at a Brooklyn (New York) glassworks - note the number of small boys employed on the minor tasks Date: circa 1876

Background imageTasks Collection: 16TH CENTURY GLASSWORKS

16TH CENTURY GLASSWORKS
A 16th century glassworks, with workpeople engaged in various tasks, including minding the baby... Date: 16th century

Background imageTasks Collection: WW2 - Home Front - Schoolchildren in Chelsea, London take part in a paper-salvage campaign

WW2 - Home Front - Schoolchildren in Chelsea, London take part in a paper-salvage campaign, carrying a total of two tonnes of paper from their school in Glebe Place to the Kings Road

Background imageTasks Collection: 22nd Dragoons Plaque Juno Beach exit

22nd Dragoons Plaque Juno Beach exit
The Dragoons were equipped with Flail tanks, one of the Funnies, a range of armoured vehicles modified to carry out particular tasks - in this case to beat the beach like a giant carpet sweeper

Background imageTasks Collection: Algeria - Nomadic Women performing cooking and textile tasks

Algeria - Nomadic Women performing cooking and textile tasks outside their tent. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageTasks Collection: Soldiers and Sailors Manning a Capstan, 1873

Soldiers and Sailors Manning a Capstan, 1873
Engraving showing Royal Navy sailors and soldiers from a Scottish Regiment manning a capstan, whilst a Scotch piper stands on the capstan to give them some music

Background imageTasks Collection: Hot Water Bottle

Hot Water Bottle
A smartly dressed woman fills her hot water bottle from a kettle

Background imageTasks Collection: Netherton Reformatory - Smithy

Netherton Reformatory - Smithy
The smithy at the Netherton Reformatory for Boys, Northumberland. Boys work at various tasks, one constructing a plough. Date: circa 1910

Background imageTasks Collection: Woman Painting a Chair

Woman Painting a Chair
A lady wearing an apron painting a chair. 1928

Background imageTasks Collection: Young Girl Washing Up

Young Girl Washing Up
A young girl doing the washing up. Date: 1897

Background imageTasks Collection: Diy Carpentry / Sweden

Diy Carpentry / Sweden
A Swedish father engaged in do-it-yourself carpentry Date: 1917

Background imageTasks Collection: Ladies working in a Russian soldiers home under Bolsheviks

Ladies working in a Russian soldiers home under Bolsheviks
Those who suffer under the revolutionary regime - Russian ladies earning their living as cleaners I a home for soldiers. Scene showing upper class women employed in scrubbing

Background imageTasks Collection: War Women in the guise of men, WW1

War Women in the guise of men, WW1
A page of various photographs showing women taking on traditionally male roles during the First World War. As well as working as recruiters and munitions workers, there is also a lady barber



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