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Background imageVerge Collection: Boone Tavern Hotel, Berea, Kentucky, USA

Boone Tavern Hotel, Berea, Kentucky, USA
Boone Tavern Hotel, College Square, Berea, Kentucky, USA. It is a hotel, restaurant and guesthouse affiliated with Berea College, built in 1909 and named after the explorer Daniel Boone. Date: 1919

Background imageVerge Collection: Four milk churns at the side of a country road

Four milk churns at the side of a country road
Four milk churns sitting on a wooden platform at the side of a country road

Background imageVerge Collection: The Travelling Cobbler

The Travelling Cobbler
Children sit on a grass verge and watch The Travelling Cobbler repairing shoes from the back of his van. Date: early 1930s

Background imageVerge Collection: Berkhampstead Station

Berkhampstead Station
A train pulls into the station with passengers waiting on the tracks! With both the railway & a canal system a seemingly rural area appears on the verge of change. Date: 1852

Background imageVerge Collection: Ford Cortina car, 1965

Ford Cortina car, 1965
Ford Cortina car, parked in the roadway. 1965

Background imageVerge Collection: Gipton Housing Estate, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Gipton Housing Estate, Leeds, West Yorkshire. 1937

Background imageVerge Collection: The Lady of Montserrat by Alonso Cano (1601-1667)

The Lady of Montserrat by Alonso Cano (1601-1667)
Alonso Cano (1601-1667) and Workshop. The Lady of Montserrat. San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Madrid. Spain. Date: 2019

Background imageVerge Collection: Common blue, Provence hairstreak, purple-edged

Common blue, Provence hairstreak, purple-edged
Common acacia blue, Polyommatus icarus 1, Provence hairstreak, Tomares ballus 2, purple-edged copper, Lycaena hippothoe 3 and scarce copper, Lycaena virgaureae 4

Background imageVerge Collection: Maury High School, Norfolk, Virginia, USA

Maury High School, Norfolk, Virginia, USA. Date: circa 1915

Background imageVerge Collection: Brays Lane, Ashingdon, near Rochford, Essex

Brays Lane, Ashingdon, near Rochford, Essex. Date: 20th century

Background imageVerge Collection: Highgate Hill, Hawkhurst, Kent

Highgate Hill, Hawkhurst, Kent
A quiet scene in Highgate Hill, Hawkhurst, Kent. Date: 20th century

Background imageVerge Collection: Church Corner, Stanmore, Middlesex

Church Corner, Stanmore, Middlesex. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageVerge Collection: MS. FOUND IN A BOTTLE 'At a terific height directly above us

MS. FOUND IN A BOTTLE "At a terific height directly above us
MS. FOUND IN A BOTTLE " At a terific height directly above us, & upon the very verge of the precipitous descent, hovered a gigantic ship". Date: First published: 1833

Background imageVerge Collection: Woman tramp sitting at side of road

Woman tramp sitting at side of road
A female tramp, her skin tanned by the outdoor life, sits by the road, her bag of possessions at her side. Although her body is well wrapped in overcoat and hat, her feet are in open sandals

Background imageVerge Collection: Woman standing in front of car

Woman standing in front of car
A woman standing in front of an open-topped car on a country road. Date: 1932

Background imageVerge Collection: South Street, Blewbury, Berkshire

South Street, Blewbury, Berkshire
South Street in the village of Blewbury, Berkshire. circa 1930s

Background imageVerge Collection: London Road, Blewbury, Berkshire

London Road, Blewbury, Berkshire
London Road in the village of Blewbury, Berkshire. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageVerge Collection: Residential street, Vedado, Havana, Cuba

Residential street, Vedado, Havana, Cuba
Residential street with large houses, Vedado, Havana, Cuba. Date: circa 1920

Background imageVerge Collection: Linea Street, near Banos, Vedado, Havana, Cuba

Linea Street, near Banos, Vedado, Havana, Cuba, showing the St Vedado tramline. Date: circa 1910

Background imageVerge Collection: Accident in fog and black ice, Marks Tey, Colchester, Essex

Accident in fog and black ice, Marks Tey, Colchester, Essex
Accident in fog and black ice, near Marks Tey, Colchester, Essex, 31 December 1959, in which an Austin van was a write-off but the driver received only minor injuries. Date: 1959

Background imageVerge Collection: A very tired 2 / Lt Clady, Operations

A very tired 2 / Lt Clady, Operations
Photograph: A very tired 2/Lt Clady, Operations. Black and white official photograph showing the soldier sitting on a grass verge with his head in his hands and weapons beside him

Background imageVerge Collection: Homestead Hotel, Fishoek, Cape Peninsula, South Africa

Homestead Hotel, Fishoek, Cape Peninsula, South Africa
Homestead Residential Hotel, Fishoek (Fish Hook), Cape Peninsula, South Africa. Date: circa 1930

Background imageVerge Collection: Traffic on a main road

Traffic on a main road -- not a jam in sight! Date: early 1960s

Background imageVerge Collection: Cartoon, A question of speed, WW1

Cartoon, A question of speed, WW1
Cartoon, A question of speed. A group of French soldiers relaxing by the roadside call out rude comments to a driver passing in a covered lorry. Date: 1916

Background imageVerge Collection: Union Avenue Driveway, Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Union Avenue Driveway, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Date: circa 1905

Background imageVerge Collection: A row of picturesque cottages in a lane

A row of picturesque cottages in a lane. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageVerge Collection: Switzerland - Lauterbrunnen, the Staubbach

Switzerland - Lauterbrunnen, the Staubbach
Coloured lantern slide of a view through the town of Lauterbrunnen. In the background is the Staubbach Falls. The waterfall drops about 300 metres from a hanging valley that ends in overhanging

Background imageVerge Collection: New Cross turnpike milestone

New Cross turnpike milestone - Black and white lantern slide. Milestone on grass verge opposite wooden fence.. Part of Box 399. Boswell Collection. Date: circa 1900

Background imageVerge Collection: North Cray Roadside milestone

North Cray Roadside milestone - Black and white lantern slide. North Cray Milestone on grass verge. Showing 4 miles to Farningham and 1 mile to Foots Cray.. Part of Box 399. Boswell Collection

Background imageVerge Collection: James Sutton Removals

James Sutton Removals
A removal van belonging to James Sutton Removals. Storage is also offered

Background imageVerge Collection: Tractor driver and mower

Tractor driver and mower
People You See. Tractor driver and mower. From Teddy Bear (22 July (year unknown))

Background imageVerge Collection: Sarsgrove Wood Trackway

Sarsgrove Wood Trackway
A trackway in Sarsgrove Wood, Oxfordshire, England, which formerly contained the stones which are now to be found on the pavement verge and elsewhere in Churchill village Date: 1930s

Background imageVerge Collection: Shop and street at Ulrome, East Yorkshire

Shop and street at Ulrome, East Yorkshire
View of a shop and main street at the village of Ulrome, near Driffield, East Yorkshire. Date: 1940s

Background imageVerge Collection: Frank Gray, MP, disguised as a tramp

Frank Gray, MP, disguised as a tramp
In the late 1920s, former Oxford Liberal MP Frank Gray (1880-1935) disguised himself as a tramp to experience first-hand the life of such individuals

Background imageVerge Collection: Two motorcyclists overtaking a car

Two motorcyclists overtaking a car
Two motorcyclists on one side of a dual carriageway, overtaking a car on the left-hand side. The motorcyclist at the front raises his arms to the photographer

Background imageVerge Collection: Met Police officer on a country lane

Met Police officer on a country lane
A Metropolitan Police officer on the beat, wheeling his bicycle along a country lane in a rural part of London

Background imageVerge Collection: Traffic Accident Investigation officers at work

Traffic Accident Investigation officers at work
Met Police Traffic Accident Investigation officers measuring distances on the road to determine speed and braking distance

Background imageVerge Collection: Roadside picnic

Roadside picnic
Stopping for a picnic at the side of the road

Background imageVerge Collection: Taking the car for a drive

Taking the car for a drive along some country lanes in the 1930s

Background imageVerge Collection: A boy falling from a ships mast

A boy falling from a ships mast
A boy who had been observing from the topmast of a ship, looses his balance and is on the verge of falling off when a friend reaches out to pull him back on

Background imageVerge Collection: 1914 Pat-Riots, 1915 Patriots

1914 Pat-Riots, 1915 Patriots
Cartoon showing how Ireland was on the verge of civil war in 1914, but how joining up to fight instead during World War One transformed them into good and obedient British patriots! Date: 1915

Background imageVerge Collection: Gossip about Fairies 27

Gossip about Fairies 27
Tomb Thumb - hero of a 16th century nursery tale - is on the verge of becoming a giants breakfast, but fortunately succeeds in avoiding this fate


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