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Background imageToday Collection: Welwyn Garden City, an example of town planning

Welwyn Garden City, an example of town planning
An advertisement for new houses and industrial sites at the new town of Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, an example of town planning, designed to take people away from polluted cities

Background imageToday Collection: Army Recruitment Poster, 1960s

Army Recruitment Poster, 1960s
See what todays army offers you! Get the facts at your nearest Army Information Office. Recruitment poster, British Army, 1960-1969. Date: 1969

Background imageToday Collection: High Street, Sturry, Canterbury, England

High Street, Sturry, Canterbury, England
High Street, Sturry, Canterbury, Kent, England. During World War Two Sturry was the most bombed village in England, and no building in this picture remains today.. Date: 1900s

Background imageToday Collection: Camden Round House

Camden Round House
A notable example of railway architecture, the Round House - the engine house of the North-Western Railway at Camden-Town depot. Today it is a theatre. Date: 1847

Background imageToday Collection: Court room scene, Mr M Naughten trial

Court room scene, Mr M Naughten trial
A sketch taken of the courtroom at Old Bailey where the trial of Mr M Naughten took place, for the assassination Mr Edward Drummond, secretary to Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel

Background imageToday Collection: Plumstead Common Road

Plumstead Common Road, showing (on the right, with the clock tower), the newly opened " Links" (1904) branch of the Royal Arsenal Co-Operative Society, still a " Co-Op" today

Background imageToday Collection: WWI Poster, If the cap fits you, join the Army today

WWI Poster, If the cap fits you, join the Army today
WWI Parliamentary Recruiting Committee Poster, If the Cap fits you, join the Army today. Date: 1915

Background imageToday Collection: Aerial view of Stamford Bridge football ground, London

Aerial view of Stamford Bridge football ground, London
Aerial view of Stamford Bridge football ground, home of Chelsea Football Club, SW London, with a match in progress and a large number of spectators. Date: 1922

Background imageToday Collection: Maidstone Road, Lenham

Maidstone Road, Lenham
LENHAM, KENT, ENGLAND. Maidstone Road, Lenham, Kent. A main thoroughfare into the village, little changed today

Background imageToday Collection: Cyclists & Windmills

Cyclists & Windmills
Three men cyclists admire the the two windmills at Outwood, Surrey, England. The left one was built in 1665 and still stands today. The right, built 1790, blew down in a gale 1960

Background imageToday Collection: Drumlanrig Castle

Drumlanrig Castle, Dumfries and Galloway, the seat then of the duke of Queensbury, today of the dukes of Buccleugh

Background imageToday Collection: LCC-MFB Euston fire station, NW London

LCC-MFB Euston fire station, NW London
Euston fire station, located in Euston Road NW1, still operational today

Background imageToday Collection: LCC-MFB New Cross fire station, Hatcham, SE London

LCC-MFB New Cross fire station, Hatcham, SE London
Built by the London County Council, New Cross fire station is located at 266 Queens Road SE14. Opened in 1893, it remains operational today

Background imageToday Collection: Recruitment poster for the British Army

Recruitment poster for the British Army, showing four laughing and smiling soldiers marching along in their kilts, with rifles over their shoulders. Line up, boys! Enlist today

Background imageToday Collection: Charlton House, C18

Charlton House, C18
A View of the Manor House at Charlton, built by Sir Adam Newton. Then in Kent, today in SE London, it is considered one of the finest examples of Jacobean architecture

Background imageToday Collection: LCC-LFB Westminster fire station, SW London

LCC-LFB Westminster fire station, SW London
Opened in 1906, Westminster fire station was a London Fire Brigade station (the name had changed from the Metropolitan Fire Brigade in 1904)

Background imageToday Collection: WW2 - The Girls Of Today, W. R. E. N. Salute

WW2 - The Girls Of Today, W. R. E. N. Salute
A WW2 children's book illustration from The Girls Of Today. The image shows a British Royal Navy admiral taking a salute from a servicewomen of the Women's Royal Naval Service

Background imageToday Collection: Rudyard Hotel, near Leek, Staffordshire

Rudyard Hotel, near Leek, Staffordshire in April 1908. A group pose outsde the front door of the Hotel in a view which is virtually identical even today. Date: 1908

Background imageToday Collection: WWI Poster, Enlist Today (Welsh version)

WWI Poster, Enlist Today (Welsh version)
WWI Parliamentary Recruiting Committee Poster, Be honest with yourself. Be certain that your so-called reason is not a selfish excuse. (Lord Kitchener) Enlist Today (Welsh version). Date: 1916

Background imageToday Collection: WW1 recruitment poster with silhouettes

WW1 recruitment poster with silhouettes
World War One recruitment poster with silhouettes -- Remember! England Expects -- the Need is Great Today.... the Navy requires you for its glorious service. Join today

Background imageToday Collection: Poster, England Expects Every Man to do his Duty

Poster, England Expects Every Man to do his Duty and Join the Army Today. Recruitment for the First World War. circa 1914-1915

Background imageToday Collection: Margery Crandon 7

Margery Crandon 7
Spirit photo of controversial American medium Margery, with alleged spirit faces. Few today would attempt a defence of Margery - writes investigator J Gordon Melton

Background imageToday Collection: PARIS IN 1578

PARIS IN 1578
A fascinating plan of the city, showing the inner and outer walls, the suburbs, the islands; the Tuileries, so central today, are actually outside the city wall

Background imageToday Collection: Advert / Press To-Day 1896

Advert / Press To-Day 1896
Poster for To-Day, London, a weekly magazine edited by Jerome K Jerome Date: circa 1896

Background imageToday Collection: Fula tribeswoman in headdress, French Sudan, West Africa

Fula tribeswoman in headdress, French Sudan, West Africa
Fula (Fulah, Fulani) tribeswoman in an elaborate headdress, French Sudan, West Africa. Date: 1922

Background imageToday Collection: View of the main street in Fiume, Free State of Fiume

View of the main street in Fiume, Free State of Fiume
View of the main street in the city of Fiume, a seaport in the Free State of Fiume (now Rijeka, Croatia). Date: 1922

Background imageToday Collection: Pearly King, Pearly Queen and daughter, North London

Pearly King, Pearly Queen and daughter, North London
Pearly King, Pearly Queen and daughter, riding in a cart drawn by a mule, North London. Date: 1922

Background imageToday Collection: Naming of Cycle Parts

Naming of Cycle Parts
Today we have naming of parts

Background imageToday Collection: Young peasant woman in a wood, Finland

Young peasant woman in a wood, Finland. Date: 1922

Background imageToday Collection: Street scene at Newlyn, near Penzance, Cornwall, England

Street scene at Newlyn, near Penzance, Cornwall, England, with two neighbours chatting. Date: 1922

Background imageToday Collection: LCC-LFB Knightsbridge fire station, SW London

LCC-LFB Knightsbridge fire station, SW London
Opened in 1907, Knightsbridge fire station was a London Fire Brigade station (the name had changed from the Metropolitan Fire Brigade in 1904)

Background imageToday Collection: Oxford Street 1928

Oxford Street 1928
There are still horse-drawn wagons to be seen in Oxford Street among the motor buses, trucks and cabs : note the many shop blinds, rarely if ever seen here today

Background imageToday Collection: Bull & Bush, Hampstead

Bull & Bush, Hampstead
A famous Hampstead pub, still in existence today

Background imageToday Collection: Cottage built out of hard stone, Kinver Edge, West Midlands

Cottage built out of hard stone, Kinver Edge, West Midlands
Cottage built out of the hard stone of the Holy Austin Rock at Kinver Edge, on the border of Worcestershire and Staffordshire, with a toddler at the doorway and an elderly woman at the well

Background imageToday Collection: Derby Day at Epsom racecourse, Epsom Downs, Surrey

Derby Day at Epsom racecourse, Epsom Downs, Surrey, England -- horse-drawn coaches and other traffic arriving for the big event. Date: 1922

Background imageToday Collection: Men and women playing golf at Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire

Men and women playing golf at Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
Men and women playing a round of golf on a course at Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. Date: 1922

Background imageToday Collection: Thames watermen at work during Swan Upping

Thames watermen at work during Swan Upping, when cygnets need to be rounded up on the Upper Thames River and distinguishing marks cut on their bills

Background imageToday Collection: Roll call of Etonians on 4 June, Eton School, Berkshire

Roll call of Etonians on 4 June, Eton School, Berkshire
Roll call of Etonians on 4 June, Eton School, near Windsor, Berkshire -- a special occasion at this famous public school, with a procession of boats, ending with a firework display. Date: 1922

Background imageToday Collection: Burrell General Purpose Traction Engine TA369 Red Gauntlet

Burrell General Purpose Traction Engine TA369 Red Gauntlet (msn 3798) at the 1959 Andover Steam Fair. (Charles Burrell & Sons were builders of steam traction engines, agricultural machinery)

Background imageToday Collection: USA - New York University

USA - New York University - New York University. They once called it the University of the City of New York, an innovative

Background imageToday Collection: WW2 Valentines Day card, You are my target

WW2 Valentines Day card, You are my target
WW2 Valentines Day card (inside), You are my target for today. Date: circa 1942

Background imageToday Collection: Blackheath Woodland Hse

Blackheath Woodland Hse
Woodland House, the seat of sir John Julius Angerstein : today it is a cultural resource where exhibitions are periodically held. Date: 1786

Background imageToday Collection: Little girl at a window -- No Walk Today

Little girl at a window -- No Walk Today
A little Victorian girl stands at a window, watching the rain -- a black and white reproduction of a painting by Sophie Anderson entitled No Walk Today

Background imageToday Collection: Kodak Advert 1913

Kodak Advert 1913
A lady stands on a dune by the sea, tremendously glad that she remembered to bring her Kodak with her today

Background imageToday Collection: Silent Valley, Co. Down

Silent Valley, Co. Down - a view of the Valley as it exists today, as a water reservoir. (Location: Northern Ireland; County Down; Mournes). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imageToday Collection: Covent Garden Advert

Covent Garden Advert
A stall at Covent Garden would cost you a guinea in the 1880s, (say x 100 today) showing that opera-going has always been an expensive, elitist affair. Date: circa 1880

Background imageToday Collection: Russia - Yakutsk

Russia - Yakutsk
Town in eastern Russia, on the Lena river. Today it has a population of 200000 and a university. The Stolbi rocks are as impressive as ever



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