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Usual Collection (#2)

Background imageUsual Collection: Thankin Nus Peace Pagoda - Rangoon

Thankin Nus Peace Pagoda - Rangoon - Peace Pagoda being built (U Nu - President of Burma at the time). It is a different style from the usual bell shaped ones that cannot be entered

Background imageUsual Collection: A man servant with usual meal table

A man servant with usual meal table. Drawing shows a male servant, full-length, standing, facing left, holding a small table with dishes for dining. Date ca. 1890

Background imageUsual Collection: Dusting plane hedge-hopping after spraying swath on beanfiel

Dusting plane hedge-hopping after spraying swath on beanfield. These planes can spray 100 acres an hour, can usually fly one or two hours unless it rains or storms in an average day

Background imageUsual Collection: La tete decapitee every afternoon & eve g. : all other enter

La tete decapitee every afternoon & eve g. : all other entertainments as usual. Date 1874. La tete decapitee every afternoon & eve g. : all other entertainments as usual. Date 1874

Background imageUsual Collection: Disguising a German Shop - Start of WWI

Disguising a German Shop - Start of WWI
Postcard sent within six weeks of the start of WWI, depicting a German Shopkeeper in Britain hastily changing the livery of his store to something perfectly British

Background imageUsual Collection: Japanese Jinrickshaw

Japanese Jinrickshaw
A Japanese Jin-rik-sha, more like a pram than the usual rickshaw. How the passenger gets in/out is not evident... Date: 1899

Background imageUsual Collection: Maid and Crinoline

Maid and Crinoline
When crinolines are in fashion, household breakages are apt to be even more frequent than usual... Date: 1864

Background imageUsual Collection: He Visits Macon

He Visits Macon
Napoleon and Eugenie visit Macon, where they are greeted by the usual little girls in frilly dresses carrying bouquets

Background imageUsual Collection: Russian Brutality

Russian Brutality
A religious procession from the church of the Bernardins is suspected by the Russians of being a political demonstration, and dispersed with the usual brutality

Background imageUsual Collection: Napoleon Mocked

Napoleon Mocked
British comment on Napoleons encouragement of trade and industry - Open for Business as usual

Background imageUsual Collection: Decoration Scandals 2

Decoration Scandals 2
The decoration scandals (the usual " honours for cash" naughtiness) - drag on from last year : scene during the trial of Wilson at Paris

Background imageUsual Collection: Decoration Scandals

Decoration Scandals
Army officers are involved in decoration scandals (the usual " honours for cash" naughtiness) : scene during the trial at Paris, which will continue into next year

Background imageUsual Collection: Camille Desmoulins 3

Camille Desmoulins 3
At the Palais Royal, the usual Sunday afternoon crowd are harangued by a young lawyer who rouses them to action with an impassioned speech

Background imageUsual Collection: LUKE WRITES ACTS

LUKE WRITES ACTS
The first page of Acts in an English edition of the early 16th century : Luke, to whom the book is attributed, is shown writing it, with the usual bull in his study

Background imageUsual Collection: San Francisco Quake 4

San Francisco Quake 4
True Grit - a barber paints his sign on a tent set up on the ruined site of his premises, offering business as usual

Background imageUsual Collection: Hyde Park Corner / 1838

Hyde Park Corner / 1838
Hyde Park Corner, full of traffic as usual

Background imageUsual Collection: Green Gravel / Greenaway

Green Gravel / Greenaway
All around the green gravel the grass is so green and all the pretty maids are fit to be seen - slightly different words from the usual version

Background imageUsual Collection: Peruvian Rope Bridges

Peruvian Rope Bridges
Three different kinds of rope bridge : apart from the usual walk-across type with its handrails on either side, there is a kind for carrying animals and a hammock variety

Background imageUsual Collection: London Gin Palace 1850

London Gin Palace 1850
A London gin-palace, with the usual drunken father being led home by his sorrowful family



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