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Background imageUnmarried Collection: Childrens Playroom, St Pelagias Home, Highgate

Childrens Playroom, St Pelagias Home, Highgate
The childrens playroom at St Pelagias Home for penitent girls at 34 Highgate West Hill, London N6. The home provided accommodation for unmarried mothers and their children. Date: circa 1932

Background imageUnmarried Collection: Comic postcard, Man kneeling in bed, praying for a woman Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Man kneeling in bed, praying for a woman Date: 20th century

Background imageUnmarried Collection: Comic postcard, Woman kneeling in bed, praying for a man Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Woman kneeling in bed, praying for a man Date: 20th century

Background imageUnmarried Collection: CHARLOTTE ST JOHN

CHARLOTTE ST JOHN
CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH ST JOHN daughter of R W St John : she will die unmarried, poor girl, which explains her wistful expression. Date: ? - 1871

Background imageUnmarried Collection: Comic postcard, Two women having breakfast - postcard from the vicar Date

Comic postcard, Two women having breakfast - postcard from the vicar Date: 20th century

Background imageUnmarried Collection: Comic postcard, Woman, baby and vicar at baptism Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Woman, baby and vicar at baptism Date: 20th century

Background imageUnmarried Collection: Comic postcard, Old maid saying her prayers Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Old maid saying her prayers Date: 20th century

Background imageUnmarried Collection: Comic postcard, The Old Maids Prayer Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, The Old Maids Prayer Date: 20th century

Background imageUnmarried Collection: Comic postcard, Pretty woman and doctor

Comic postcard, Pretty woman and doctor, misunderstanding Date: 20th century

Background imageUnmarried Collection: Comic postcard, Middle-aged spinster and doctor Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Middle-aged spinster and doctor Date: 20th century

Background imageUnmarried Collection: Comic postcard, The shortest prayer on record

Comic postcard, The shortest prayer on record - A man, Amen! Date: 20th century

Background imageUnmarried Collection: Lady Alexandra Haig and Lady Lettice Ashley-Cooper

Lady Alexandra Haig and Lady Lettice Ashley-Cooper
Christmas carol party at Londonderry House organised by Miss Olga Lynn in aid of the Devon Nook Home for Unmarried Mothers, December 1938

Background imageUnmarried Collection: House interior, Purari Delta, New Guinea, South West Pacific

House interior, Purari Delta, New Guinea, South West Pacific
Interior of a mens house, with mural decorations consisting of shields, drums and ornaments, Purari Delta, New Guinea, South West Pacific (then part of the British Empire, now Papua New Guinea)

Background imageUnmarried Collection: CUCKOO TELL ME TRUE

CUCKOO TELL ME TRUE
Cuckoo, cuckoo, tell me true, tell me fair and fine, how long shall I unmarried pine ?

Background imageUnmarried Collection: St Faiths House of Mercy, Lostwithiel, Cornwall

St Faiths House of Mercy, Lostwithiel, Cornwall
The St Faiths House of Mercy at Lostwithiel provided a home and support for fallen women such as unmarried pregnant girls. Date: Date unknown

Background imageUnmarried Collection: Pregnant Woman 1960S

Pregnant Woman 1960S
A young pregnant woman waiting at a bus stop with her shopping bags. Date: 1960s

Background imageUnmarried Collection: House of Mercy, Great Maplestead, Essex

House of Mercy, Great Maplestead, Essex
The Great Maplestead House of Mercy provided a home and support for fallen women such as unmarried pregnant girls. Date: Date unknown

Background imageUnmarried Collection: Pregnant Housewife

Pregnant Housewife
A young pregnant woman grills a snack in her kitchen

Background imageUnmarried Collection: A scene from the Propaganda Film Unmarried

A scene from the Propaganda Film Unmarried
A scene from the Propaganda Film " Unmarried" : Lady Greenwood(wife of Sir Hamar Greenwood), Lord Henry Cavendish Bentinck(in the chair); Mr Gerald du Maurier and Dr Saleeby(standing)

Background imageUnmarried Collection: The Catch of the Season by Seymour Hicks and Cosmo Hamilton

The Catch of the Season by Seymour Hicks and Cosmo Hamilton, with music by Herbert Haines and Evelyn Baker. The flyer is headed Mr George Dances Co, by arrangement with Charles Frohman

Background imageUnmarried Collection: Lady Almeria Carpenter

Lady Almeria Carpenter
Lady ALMERIA CARPENTER Daughter of George, earl of Tyrconnell : for all her beauty she died unmarried, but perhaps she preferred it that way. Date: ? - 1809

Background imageUnmarried Collection: Margherita Turned Out

Margherita Turned Out
Margherita di Cortona, when her noble lover is murdered, goes home but is turned away by her mother, together with her fatherless son. (She will become a nun and a saint) Date: 1273

Background imageUnmarried Collection: Crowd and Unmarried Mum

Crowd and Unmarried Mum
The anger of the crowd is particularly aroused by an unmarried mother Date: 1904

Background imageUnmarried Collection: Unmarried Mother

Unmarried Mother
An unmarried mother is execrated by her fellow villagers, Monsieur le Cure at their head... Date: 1907

Background imageUnmarried Collection: WWI Poster, The Prime Ministers Advice

WWI Poster, The Prime Ministers Advice
WWI Parliamentary Recruiting Committee Poster, The Prime MInisters Advice to the Young Unmarried Men and Pledge to Married Men. Date: 1915

Background imageUnmarried Collection: WWI Poster, Military Service Act 1916

WWI Poster, Military Service Act 1916
WWI Parliamentary Recruiting Committee Poster, Military Service Act 1916, Every Unmarried Man of Military Age can choose one of two courses. Date: 1916

Background imageUnmarried Collection: Horbury House of Mercy, Wakefield - Church Embroidery Room

Horbury House of Mercy, Wakefield - Church Embroidery Room
Church embroidery room at the Horbury House of Mercy, a home for penitent fallen women such as unmarried pregnant girls. Some of the inmates are engaged in embroidery. Date: Date unknown

Background imageUnmarried Collection: Lady Selina Hastings

Lady Selina Hastings
LADY SELINA HASTINGS daughter of the ninth earl of Huntingdon : she died unmarried. Date: 1737 - 1763

Background imageUnmarried Collection: The Miseries of a Bachelor

The Miseries of a Bachelor. Unmarried man trying to do his own sewing and darning Date: ca. 1865

Background imageUnmarried Collection: Bringing home the turf

Bringing home the turf
A Colleen (a young unmarried Irish girl) bringing home a wicket backpack full of cut turf. Date: 1909

Background imageUnmarried Collection: Unmarried Mother / Cold

Unmarried Mother / Cold
An unmarried mother and her child are thrown out in the cold Date: 1904

Background imageUnmarried Collection: Old Maids / Postman / Mail

Old Maids / Postman / Mail
Two unmarried women of a certain age, waiting to see what the postman has for them - could it be Valentines Day? Date: circa 1910

Background imageUnmarried Collection: Turkish peasant family group

Turkish peasant family group
A Turkish peasant family group photograph. Situated on their farm in Central Anatolia. The seated mans two wives wear traditional headdresses as befits married women

Background imageUnmarried Collection: The Outcast Mother

The Outcast Mother : an erring daughter clutching her illegitimate baby is turned away or cast out

Background imageUnmarried Collection: Queen Victoria and Princess Beatrice at Osborne House

Queen Victoria and Princess Beatrice at Osborne House
Engraving showing Queen Victoria at her writing desk in a room at Osborne House on the Isle of Wight. Her youngest daughter Princess Beatrice is playing the piano nearby

Background imageUnmarried Collection: The Bride Signs

The Bride Signs
The vicar and relatives watch as the bride signs the register, the official end to her unmarried state

Background imageUnmarried Collection: Unmarried Mum / Daughter

Unmarried Mum / Daughter
Betrayed - an unmarried mother and her baby are cast out

Background imageUnmarried Collection: Cuckoo Tell me True

Cuckoo Tell me True
Cuckoo, cuckoo, tell me true, Tell me fair and fine, How long shall I Unmarried pine ?


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