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Vegetables Collection

Background imageVegetables Collection: Kingston Mkt / Vegetables

Kingston Mkt / Vegetables
KINGSTON MARKET A vegetable stallholder is caught by the camera as she pares her vegetables. Date: 1940s

Background imageVegetables Collection: Poster, Keep ceaseless watch for Colorado Beetle

Poster, Keep ceaseless watch for Colorado Beetle
Ministry of Agriculture poster, Keep ceaseless watch for Colorado Beetle, they can destroy our potato crops. circa late 1930s

Background imageVegetables Collection: Poster, The Vegetabull

Poster, The Vegetabull, a vegetable dish made with dried eggs or household milk is as good as a joint (post-WW2 rationing was still going on at this time). 1947

Background imageVegetables Collection: Dig for Victory poster - WWII

Dig for Victory poster - WWII
World War Two poster encouraging British civilians to dig for victory, featuring somebody doing just that

Background imageVegetables Collection: Poster: Dig For Victory Now

Poster: Dig For Victory Now
Poster encouraging people to Dig For Victory Now, and enjoy your own vegetables all the year round. 1940s

Background imageVegetables Collection: Nigeria - A Yoruba Grocer

Nigeria - A Yoruba Grocer Date: circa 1920s

Background imageVegetables Collection: Borough Market 1864

Borough Market 1864
The new Borough market is full of people buying their vegetables

Background imageVegetables Collection: Covent Garden Market

Covent Garden Market
Crates of fresh fruit and vegetables from Norfolk etc. being unloaded in the morning at Covent Garden market, central London. Date: circa 1950

Background imageVegetables Collection: R G Fortt gardening catalogue

R G Fortt gardening catalogue
The colourful front cover of R G Fortts spring gardening catalogue

Background imageVegetables Collection: Raleigh / Potatoes / Ireland

Raleigh / Potatoes / Ireland
SIR WALTER RALEIGH English navigator supervising the first planting of potatoes in Ireland

Background imageVegetables Collection: Watercress Girls / 1882

Watercress Girls / 1882
Watercress girls buying their stock at Farringdon Market in London

Background imageVegetables Collection: Covent Garden Market

Covent Garden Market
COVENT GARDEN Early morning; a 21 year-old chap (Alfred John Lewis) in a flat cap, stands surrounded by baskets and crates of apples, fruit and vegetables

Background imageVegetables Collection: Babies in a cabbage patch

Babies in a cabbage patch. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageVegetables Collection: Market Gossip - Barbados, West Indies, Caribbean

Market Gossip - Barbados, West Indies, Caribbean. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageVegetables Collection: Potato harvest, Rafta Farm, St Levan, Cornwall

Potato harvest, Rafta Farm, St Levan, Cornwall
Mother and daughter (Pamela and Sandra Semmens) working on the potato harvest at Rafta Farm, St Levan, near Lands End, Cornwall. Date: 1970s

Background imageVegetables Collection: Leek Show winners

Leek Show winners
Two prize winners at a Leek Show displaying their impressive vegetables alongside a couple of equally impressive mantel clocks, presumably their prizes

Background imageVegetables Collection: Sow the seeds of victory! Plant & raise your own vegetables

Sow the seeds of victory! Plant & raise your own vegetables. Poster showing Liberty sowing seeds. Date c1918. Sow the seeds of victory! Plant & raise your own vegetables

Background imageVegetables Collection: Lin-Can advertisement, 1953

Lin-Can advertisement, 1953
Advertisement for Lin-Can tinned fruits and vegetables manufactured by Lincolnshire Canners of Boston, Lincolnshire, featuring two excitable housewives keen to demonstrate the endless possibilities

Background imageVegetables Collection: Union Workhouse, Wincanton, Somerset

Union Workhouse, Wincanton, Somerset
The Wincanton Union workhouse, Somerset, with extensive vegetable gardens in front which were cultivated by the workhouse inmates. The workhouse opened in 1838 and was designed by George Wilkinson

Background imageVegetables Collection: Human vegetable figure

Human vegetable figure. circa 1825

Background imageVegetables Collection: Curius Dentatus refusing bribes from Samnites

Curius Dentatus refusing bribes from Samnites
Manius Curius Dentatus, Roman consul and plebeian hero, though living on turnips, refuses bribes from the Samnites. He is noted for ending the Samnite War

Background imageVegetables Collection: Study of plants and flowers. Renaissance art

Study of plants and flowers. Renaissance art. Drawing

Background imageVegetables Collection: Covent Garden Market, London

Covent Garden Market, London Date: circa 1907

Background imageVegetables Collection: Wartime cuisine - fish and chips

Wartime cuisine - fish and chips
Wartime rashioning during the Second World War. A plate of steak and veg is a dream, but at least there is still fish and chips to keep the spirits up and the bellies full! Date: circa early 1940s

Background imageVegetables Collection: Covent Garden 1905

Covent Garden 1905
Covent Garden : horse-drawn carts and wagons arrive, piled high with fruit and vegetables for the dining tables of London

Background imageVegetables Collection: Salad vegetables, plantes pour salades

Salad vegetables, plantes pour salades. Endives, Chicorium endivia, lettuce, Lactuca sativa, Romaine lettuce, Lactuca sativa var. longifolia, endive varieties, Cichorium endivia var. crispum

Background imageVegetables Collection: W Heath Robinson - Peeling Potatoes by Gramophone

W Heath Robinson - Peeling Potatoes by Gramophone

Background imageVegetables Collection: FRESH PEAS FOR SALE

FRESH PEAS FOR SALE
Fresh gathered peas, young Hastings: a woman gathers her apron up to hold the peas poured out by a farmer on the back of a cart Date: 1795

Background imageVegetables Collection: Allotments WW1

Allotments WW1
" The way of the war with the allotment: the gentle art of making the most of it." A page in The Graphic, detailing allotments in 1918. Date: 1918

Background imageVegetables Collection: Soho, London - Frith Street and Old Compton Street W1

Soho, London - Frith Street and Old Compton Street W1
Soho, London - corner of Frith Street and Old Compton Street W1 - Continental Groceries. 1973

Background imageVegetables Collection: Fruit Label --s Musmeci Costa, Messina, Sicily

Fruit Label --s Musmeci Costa, Messina, Sicily, exporters of citrus fruit and vegetables. Depicting two lions and an array of medals. Date: 20th century

Background imageVegetables Collection: Messina - Italy - A Donkey carrying turnips

Messina - Italy - A Donkey carrying turnips
The quayside at Messina - Italy - A Donkey carrying turnips in side pannier bags Date: circa 1910s

Background imageVegetables Collection: Advertisement for Eastmans butchers

Advertisement for Eastmans butchers -- temptation for a confirmed vegetarian! Date: early 20th century

Background imageVegetables Collection: Vintage lettuce seed packet

Vintage lettuce seed packet
A lettuce seed packet from the Card Seed Company, New York. Date: c. 1910

Background imageVegetables Collection: Sugar Beet Weighed

Sugar Beet Weighed
In the washing room, 28lbs of beet is weighed before and after washing and the average dirt content is calculated for the complete load

Background imageVegetables Collection: Girl with Rhubarb C1880

Girl with Rhubarb C1880
A young girl carrying a large bunch of rhubarb under her arm

Background imageVegetables Collection: Covent Garden Postcard

Covent Garden Postcard
Covent Garden on a busy day - the entire space is taken up with stalls of fruit, vegetables and flowers

Background imageVegetables Collection: Covent Garden / Markino

Covent Garden / Markino
Covent Garden at 4 am : fruit and vegetables arrive from the country in the early hours of the morning

Background imageVegetables Collection: A London Costermonger

A London Costermonger
A London costermonger with a fully laden cartload of vegetables

Background imageVegetables Collection: London / Cries / Watercress

London / Cries / Watercress
The watercress seller

Background imageVegetables Collection: Advertising shoot - fruit, vegatable and nuts

Advertising shoot - fruit, vegatable and nuts on a check tablecloth. Date: circa late 1960s

Background imageVegetables Collection: A Mixture of Vegetables

A Mixture of Vegetables
A whole page of assorted vegetables Date: 1913

Background imageVegetables Collection: Comic postcard, Vegetable love, The Allotment Love Letter Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Vegetable love, The Allotment Love Letter Date: 20th century

Background imageVegetables Collection: Woman and vegetable stall, East End of London

Woman and vegetable stall, East End of London
Woman selling vegetables from a stall in a market in Londons East End. The prices are in old currency, with D for penny. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageVegetables Collection: Poster, Turn Over a New Leaf

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

Background imageVegetables Collection: Poster, The need is growing, Dig for Victory still, WW2

Poster, The need is growing, Dig for Victory still, WW2
Poster, The need is growing, Dig for Victory still. 1940s

Background imageVegetables Collection: Hakka Chinese woman - pavement vegetable stall - Hong Kong

Hakka Chinese woman - pavement vegetable stall - Hong Kong
An elderly Hakka Chinese woman squats by her pavement vegetable stall in Hong Kong. She looks directly at the camera Date: 1979

Background imageVegetables Collection: Wartime Kids

Wartime Kids
A front cover illustration to a WW2 childrens book, Carry On! Kiddies!! The image portrays a boy wearing a red jacket, holding two crying babies under each arm



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