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Turning Collection

Background imageTurning Collection: Horse Drawn Haymaking

Horse Drawn Haymaking
Turning the hay using a a pony- drawn reaper, near Reigate, Surrey

Background imageTurning Collection: Ploughing a field

Ploughing a field
A farmer operating a hand plough, pulled by a team of two white horses. Watercolour painting by Raymond Sheppard

Background imageTurning Collection: Farmer and team of working horses plough a field

Farmer and team of working horses plough a field
A team of two heavy horses plough a field, watched by a large crow and a pet springer spaniel. Watercolour painting by Malcom Greensmith Date: circa 1980

Background imageTurning Collection: Two miners in a narrow coal seam, South Wales

Two miners in a narrow coal seam, South Wales
Two miners, one of them quite young, working in a narrow coal seam in a mine in South Wales

Background imageTurning Collection: Four-horse Ploughing team at work - South Downs, East Sussex

Four-horse Ploughing team at work - South Downs, East Sussex
Sons of the soil - A four-horse Ploughing team at work in on the South Downs - East Sussex. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageTurning Collection: BP employee opening the flow valves

BP employee opening the flow valves
A British Petroleum employee opens the flow valves of an oil plant in the Middle East (likely to have been in Iraq or Iran)

Background imageTurning Collection: Gettysburg / Cassells

Gettysburg / Cassells
Picketts charge. Marking a turning point, this battle ended with a Union victory, but both sides suffered heavy losses

Background imageTurning Collection: Wedding at Cana Date: 1562

Wedding at Cana Date: 1562

Background imageTurning Collection: Advert for Follows & Bates winding machines 1900s

Advert for Follows & Bates winding machines 1900s
Various machines from the late 19th Century early 20th century, advertised in The Ironmonger Diary and Text Book, for Follows & Bates in Manchester. Circa 1900

Background imageTurning Collection: Convict in prison cell turning hand-crank

Convict in prison cell turning hand-crank

Background imageTurning 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 imageTurning Collection: LCC-LFB fire station appliance room with engines

LCC-LFB fire station appliance room with engines
London firefighters turning out on a fire call from Wandsworth fire station, SW London

Background imageTurning Collection: Wheel worked by dog - turning roasting spit, Carmarthenshire

Wheel worked by dog - turning roasting spit, Carmarthenshire
Wheel worked by a dog for turning the roasting spit - used until the end of the first quarter of the 19th century. This example was the property of the late Sir John Williams, Bart

Background imageTurning Collection: Horse That Took The Wrong Turning- At Epsom, by H. M. B

Horse That Took The Wrong Turning- At Epsom, by H. M. B
Maverick horse galloping the opposite direction to the rest of the race. Bateman (1887-1970) was a popular artist and regularly contributed to the Sketch, the Tatler and the Bystander

Background imageTurning Collection: Turning Wood on a Lathe

Turning Wood on a Lathe
A turner uses a lathe powered by a foot pedal to carve and shape a length of wood

Background imageTurning Collection: Surrender at Saratoga

Surrender at Saratoga
After being defeated by Gates at the battle of Stillwater, Burgoyne surrenders at Saratoga : this is a turning point in the war ensuring victory for the colonists

Background imageTurning Collection: Policeman riding a Triumph motorcyle

Policeman riding a Triumph motorcyle
A police rider turning a corner on his Triumph motorcycle, fitted with white legshields and a front numberplate (denoting this picture is pre-1975)

Background imageTurning Collection: Mediumship / Table Turning

Mediumship / Table Turning
A table turning seance gets out of hand in Lyon, France

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

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

Background imageTurning Collection: Reynaud Praxinoscope 2

Reynaud Praxinoscope 2
Reynauds device with central lamp, drum holding the images, and a handle for turning it, giving the illusion of movement

Background imageTurning Collection: Model in strapless full-skirted dress with bow

Model in strapless full-skirted dress with bow
Model in an unusual pose, spinning to show off the large silk bow on her new look strapless full-skirted dress. Date: circa 1951

Background imageTurning Collection: Client: Rhona Roy - Elegant full length dress

Client: Rhona Roy - Elegant full length dress - October 4, 1963. (The model is either Jane Saffro or Vicki Stevens) Date: 1963

Background imageTurning Collection: Chinese rice mill with blindfolded mules turning

Chinese rice mill with blindfolded mules turning a millstone, Qing Dynasty. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Andrea Freschi after Antoine Cardon from Henri-Leonard-Jean-Baptiste Bertin

Background imageTurning 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 imageTurning Collection: Lambert Simnel working in the Royal Kitchens

Lambert Simnel working in the Royal Kitchens
Lambert Simnel (circa 1477circa 1525) - pretender to the throne of England. His claim to be Edward Plantagenet, 17th Earl of Warwick, in 1487 threatened the newly-established reign of King Henry VII

Background imageTurning Collection: King Alfred of Wessex burns the cakes

King Alfred of Wessex burns the cakes
One popular legend from the life of Alfred the Great (849-899 AD), originating from 12th century chronicles, tells how after fleeing to the Somerset Levels

Background imageTurning Collection: Raising the Great Bell for Westminster Clock-Tower 1858

Raising the Great Bell for Westminster Clock-Tower 1858
Officially known as the Great Bell but better known as Big Ben, the huge bell fifteen tons in weight was on its side with not a spare inch either end

Background imageTurning Collection: Hungary - A Road hog makes insulting gesture to donkey rider

Hungary - A Road hog makes insulting gesture to donkey rider
Comic Postcard - Road Rage - Hungary - A Road hog makes an insulting gesture to a donkey rider who seemingly did not get out of the way fast enough! Date: circa 1917

Background imageTurning Collection: Temperance Movement - The Perils of too much beer and baccy

Temperance Movement - The Perils of too much beer and baccy... Date: circa 1900

Background imageTurning Collection: Southampton Turning the RMS Majestic probably 1932

Southampton Turning the RMS Majestic probably 1932

Background imageTurning Collection: WW2 - Keep The Home Guard Turning

WW2 - Keep The Home Guard Turning
An illustrated front cover to a WW2 story book, Keep The Home Guard Turning, written by Compton Mackenzie. Date: 1943

Background imageTurning Collection: A Henpecked Husband

A Henpecked Husband. A henpecked man is controlled by and a little frightened of a woman, especially his wife. Date: circa 1909

Background imageTurning Collection: Advert, B Samuelson, Britannia Iron Works, Banbury

Advert, B Samuelson, Britannia Iron Works, Banbury - Turnip Cutters, Chaff Cutters and Corn Bruising Mills Date: 1856

Background imageTurning Collection: Pottery Making scenes

Pottery Making scenes Date: 1874

Background imageTurning Collection: The Motor Picture Book, Just a Sharp Turn

The Motor Picture Book, Just a Sharp Turn Date: 1930

Background imageTurning Collection: Ermines table turning

Ermines table turning
A group of lady ermines (which, to be honest, look more like ferrets) partake in some table turning during a sceance. One of a number of taxidermy tableaux featured in an article in The Girl's

Background imageTurning Collection: Hilliard & Chapman, free standing patent knife polishing and sharpening with six different sizes

Hilliard & Chapman, free standing patent knife polishing and sharpening with six different sizes. Date: 1862

Background imageTurning Collection: How to Make it Hard for the Invader!

How to Make it Hard for the Invader!
British Home Front are using a makeshift contraption to pinch a screwdriver making it impossible for the Germans to assemble an air-borne tank. Date: 1940

Background imageTurning Collection: French Soldiers Cutting Dead Horses Franco Prussian

French Soldiers Cutting Dead Horses Franco Prussian
french, soldiers, cutting, dead, horses, franco, prussian, war, 1871, meat, failure, la, grande, sortie, november, 1870, generals, break, lines, end, siege, paris, turning, point, communication

Background imageTurning Collection: Thaumatropes - Cut-Out 1881

Thaumatropes - Cut-Out 1881
A fold-out page from The Boy's Own Paper of a thaumatropes. A disc shape optical toy that was popular in the 19th century. Date: 1881

Background imageTurning Collection: TAKING UP THE REINS

TAKING UP THE REINS
A gentleman takes up the reins of his four-horse team - a more delicate operation than turning your key in your car's starter... Date: 1872

Background imageTurning Collection: Woman in a long dress turning, etc. second of two Date: 1887

Woman in a long dress turning, etc. second of two Date: 1887

Background imageTurning Collection: Woman in a long dress turning, etc. first of two Date: 1887

Woman in a long dress turning, etc. first of two Date: 1887

Background imageTurning Collection: Palying Red Indians and Hide and Seek

Palying Red Indians and Hide and Seek. It's a long lane that has no turning by Gladys Peto

Background imageTurning Collection: French girl bursts through Le Petit Parisien

French girl bursts through Le Petit Parisien
A pretty French model bursts through the front page of Le Petit Parisien illustrated newspaper. Date: 1910s

Background imageTurning Collection: Comic postcard, Man in deckchair at the seaside, admiring a pretty woman in her swimsuit

Comic postcard, Man in deckchair at the seaside, admiring a pretty woman in her swimsuit Date: 20th century

Background imageTurning Collection: Comic postcard, Two drunks in the street

Comic postcard, Two drunks in the street and water board worker Date: 20th century

Background imageTurning Collection: Comic postcard, Middle-aged woman and gravedigger

Comic postcard, Middle-aged woman and gravedigger Date: 20th century



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