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Background imageTurn Collection: Daffodil flower faces

Daffodil flower faces
Easter greetings card. Childrens faces in flowers were very popular at the turn of the 20th century. Date: circa 1906

Background imageTurn Collection: LCC-LFB Bishopsgate fire station, City of London

LCC-LFB Bishopsgate fire station, City of London
Bishopsgate fire station, located at 162 Bishopsgate, City of London, 10 July 1904, showing the combination of horse drawn and mechanised fire engines

Background imageTurn Collection: LCC-MFB, HQ station, Southwark SE1

LCC-MFB, HQ station, Southwark SE1
The new headquarters of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) opened in 1878 under its Chief Officer Captain Eyre Massey Shaw

Background imageTurn Collection: Blitz in London -- Regulars and Auxiliaries side by side

Blitz in London -- Regulars and Auxiliaries side by side
Regular London firefighters side by side with their Auxiliary (AFS) counterparts at Tottenham fire station. The building next door is Tottenham Town Hall

Background imageTurn Collection: Possession is nine points of the law by Louis Wain

Possession is nine points of the law by Louis Wain
Illustration by Louis Wain showing a cat occupying a cast-off saucepan or cooking pot during snowy weather. A selection of birds, including a magpie and a blue tit bemusedly face the cat

Background imageTurn Collection: 19th Century Ploughs

19th Century Ploughs
Kentish turn-wrest plough Old Norfolk plough Rotheram plough Paring plough Lord Somervilles double plough

Background imageTurn Collection: LCC-LFB Woolwich fire station, SE London

LCC-LFB Woolwich fire station, SE London
The crew of Woolwich fire station, Sunbury Street, on parade on the station forecourt. WW2 is pending and an Auxiliary Fire Service fire engine is standing in the station next to the LFB pump escape

Background imageTurn Collection: LCC-LFB Lambeth fire station with appliances

LCC-LFB Lambeth fire station with appliances
Lambeth fire station (Brigade Headquarters) with pump-escape, pump and 100 foot turntable ladder. The station had three other appliances: an emergency tender, breakdown lorry and canteen van

Background imageTurn Collection: LCC-LFB engines and crews, Whitechapel fire station

LCC-LFB engines and crews, Whitechapel fire station
Located at 27 Commercial Road, East London, Whitechapel fire station opened in 1874. It was also a superintendent station (district headquarters) and was known as Station No 27

Background imageTurn Collection: Marathon 1927

Marathon 1927
Huge crowds turn out to watch the 26-mile Marathon through the streets of Liverpool

Background imageTurn Collection: Cub Scout on skis, Snowy Mountains, Australia

Cub Scout on skis, Snowy Mountains, Australia
A group of Cub Scouts of the 1st Kosciusco Troop, on skis in the Snowy Mountains of Australia. Scoutmaster Bernie Jarratt is demonstrating a kick turn. Date: 1960s

Background imageTurn Collection: About Turn ! by David Wright

About Turn ! by David Wright
About Turn! by David Wright, using a typical military-style double-entendre to entitle an image of a woman in lingerie looking over her shoulder at the artist

Background imageTurn Collection: Wimbledon Tea Interval

Wimbledon Tea Interval
The tea interval : the spectators turn their attention to strawberries and cream

Background imageTurn Collection: Turncock (Petherick)

Turncock (Petherick)
A London turncock, employed by the water company to turn on or off the cocks whereby water is channelled from the mains to domestic supply pipes

Background imageTurn Collection: American firefighters in London WWII

American firefighters in London WWII
American soldiers on duty with the London Fire Brigade practice British Fire Fighting techniques including climbing up steel turn table ladder

Background imageTurn Collection: Ancient Greek Cockfight

Ancient Greek Cockfight
Two Greek youths hold out their fighting cocks to allow their instinctive hostilty to turn into aggression

Background imageTurn Collection: Fantastic Wooden Screw Olive Press - Kabyle People, Algeria

Fantastic Wooden Screw Olive Press - Kabyle People, Algeria
Absolutely Fantastic Wooden Olive Screw Press - Kabyle People, Algeria. The traditional Kabylian economy of the area is based on arboriculture (orchards and olive trees)

Background imageTurn Collection: Instruction sheet, How to Dance the Jitterbug

Instruction sheet, How to Dance the Jitterbug, by Adele England of the Locarno School of Dancing, Streatham, SW London. 1939

Background imageTurn Collection: Tennis: A Hot Rally

Tennis: A Hot Rally
A doubles tennis match played at the turn of the 20th century. Artist: George Derville Rowlandson Date: 1902

Background imageTurn Collection: LCC-LFB engines and crews, Shoreditch fire station

LCC-LFB engines and crews, Shoreditch fire station
Located at 140 Tabernacle Street, City of London EC2, Shoreditch fire station was built in 1896 for the Metropolitan Fire Brigade

Background imageTurn Collection: Three point turns by W H Robinson

Three point turns by W H Robinson
No need for three point turns, with this double torpedo model with revolving body for obviating the difficult of turning the car in narrow lanes. 1919

Background imageTurn Collection: The Nimrod Antarctic Expedition at the furthest point South

The Nimrod Antarctic Expedition at the furthest point South
Photograph showing Lt. Adams, Frank Wild and Lt. Ernest Shackleton (left to right) standing beside a British flag at the furthest point South that they reached, 9th January 1909

Background imageTurn Collection: Puysegurs Magnetic Elm

Puysegurs Magnetic Elm
PUYSEGUR His magnetic elm at Buzancy, which he magnetised, and which magnetised his subjects in their turn

Background imageTurn Collection: Devils Balalaika

Devils Balalaika
Wedding guests of Bessarabia, Russia, foolishly dance in a graveyard, find themselves dancing to the Devils balalaika; when he stops they turn into a circle of stones

Background imageTurn Collection: Steamship Crowd 1899

Steamship Crowd 1899
A crowd clamour to get a good glimpse of St. Elvies a paddle steamer of the Liverpool and North Wales Steamship Co. at Llandudno, North Wales

Background imageTurn Collection: Polo ponies

Polo ponies
Waiting their turn Artist: Eileen Hood. Date: circa 1920

Background imageTurn Collection: Wheel Ride - La Grande Rome - Morocco

Wheel Ride - La Grande Rome - Morocco. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageTurn Collection: The Turn of the Tune

The Turn of the Tune
Traveller Playing the Arkansas Traveller. The Turn of the Tune. Date: 1870

Background imageTurn Collection: Good Turn

Good Turn. Date: 1916

Background imageTurn Collection: A Climbing Turn on the Bat Bantam

A Climbing Turn on the Bat Bantam. Original fine pencil drawing (27cm x 36cm) reproduced in Flight 7 April 1921. Roderic Hill drawing. Date: 1921

Background imageTurn Collection: Shipping wild animals in the London Docks

Shipping wild animals in the London Docks
Animals of Messrs. Howe and Cushings menagerie being loaded at the London Docks. An elephant is being hoisted up by a chain and girth to be put on board the ship, while a cage full of lions

Background imageTurn Collection: Male Type / Traveller 1922

Male Type / Traveller 1922
Happy chap in a cosy double- breasted overcoat lined in opossum & with a fur roll collar, also a flat cap, narrow trousers with turn-ups, spats & gloves

Background imageTurn Collection: Tobacco Ban Threat

Tobacco Ban Threat
Beware, Mr Smoker, your turn is next ! - a prophetic satire from the Prohibition Era in America

Background imageTurn Collection: Es Talbot / Vfair 1904

Es Talbot / Vfair 1904
EDWARD STUART TALBOT Bishop of (in turn) Rochester, Southwark and Winchester

Background imageTurn Collection: Prisoners / Old Bailey

Prisoners / Old Bailey
Prisoners await their turn at the passage and stairs leading to the dock in the Old Bailey

Background imageTurn Collection: Christmas, Slovenia

Christmas, Slovenia
Sanct Nikolaus, accompanied by an angel, goes from house to house in a Slovenian village, blessing each family in turn

Background imageTurn Collection: de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter C-FOVN

de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter C-FOVN (msn 22), of Turn Air. Date: 1965

Background imageTurn Collection: HMS Wakeful - W-Class Destroyer

HMS Wakeful - W-Class Destroyer Date: 1939

Background imageTurn Collection: Peony Flower Faces

Peony Flower Faces
Easter wishes. Childrens faces in flowers were very popular at the turn of the 20th century. Artist: Irene Marcellus. Date: circa 1908

Background imageTurn Collection: Camellia Flower Faces

Camellia Flower Faces
Easter wishes. Childrens faces in flowers were very popular at the turn of the 20th century. Artist: Irene Marcellus. Date: circa 1908

Background imageTurn Collection: Buttercup Flower Faces

Buttercup Flower Faces
Easter wishes. Childrens faces in flowers were very popular at the turn of the 20th century. Artist: Irene Marcellus. Date: circa 1908

Background imageTurn Collection: Chung Ling Soo at the London Hippodrome

Chung Ling Soo at the London Hippodrome
Chung Ling Soo, Chinese conjuror (real name Billy Robinson) in publicity photographs for his act at the London Hippodrome in 1904. Date: 1904

Background imageTurn Collection: Rival Chinese magicians Chung Ling Soo & Ching Ling Foo

Rival Chinese magicians Chung Ling Soo & Ching Ling Foo
Rival Chinese magicians, Chung Ling Soo (real name, Billy Robinson) seen top putting his wife Suee Seen (aka Olive or Dot ) into a cannon as part of his act at the London Hippodrome

Background imageTurn Collection: Poster, Turn Over a New Leaf

Poster, Turn Over a New Leaf, eat vegetables daily to enjoy good health. circa 1945

Background imageTurn Collection: Nelson turns a blind eye - Battle of Copenhagen

Nelson turns a blind eye - Battle of Copenhagen
Admiral Lord Nelson ignoring the signal from Sir Hyde Parker to stop fighting. He is looking though his telescope with his blind eye (popularising the phrase to turn a blind eye )

Background imageTurn Collection: Children bathing together Your Turn by C V MacKenzie

Children bathing together Your Turn by C V MacKenzie
Sweet illustration showing two children sharing a tin bath. The smaller child soaks the older one with a sponge, all in the spirit of communal bathing! Date: 1920s

Background imageTurn Collection: White Flower Faces

White Flower Faces
Birthday wishes. Childrens faces in flowers were very popular at the turn of the 20th century. Artist: Irene Marcellus. Date: circa 1908

Background imageTurn Collection: Wolverhampton Low Level station - 1

Wolverhampton Low Level station - 1
Wolverhamton Low Level Railway Station before the site was redeveloped. Two men change the points on the track Date: 1992



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