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Waits Collection

Background imageWaits Collection: Coal / Durham Pit Pony

Coal / Durham Pit Pony
Pitmen hewing the coal, South Durham : a pit pony waits to haul the coal away

Background imageWaits Collection: Book of the Dead Plate 3

Book of the Dead Plate 3
The weighing of Anis conscience by Anubis : Thoth notes the result - Anemit waits to devour him if guilty (which he is not)

Background imageWaits Collection: Spanish Matador Buffet

Spanish Matador Buffet
A Spanish matador waits in front of a buffet, while the chef dishes up and a man in a suit swigs wine from a porron! Date: 1960s

Background imageWaits Collection: Terrible Teddy waits for the unknown

Terrible Teddy waits for the unknown. Illustration shows President Theodore Roosevelt as a boxer sitting on a stool with his arms resting on the ropes in the near corner of a boxing ring

Background imageWaits Collection: Renault Torpedo Sport

Renault Torpedo Sport
The chauffeur of a Renault 40cv Torpedo Sport waits while two lady passengers get in. Or is one lady seeing the other off ? Who can say ?

Background imageWaits Collection: 1910 SimpleX Date: 1953

1910 SimpleX Date: 1953

Background imageWaits Collection: Bath Chair at Eastbourne

Bath Chair at Eastbourne
An attendant with a bath chair for hire waits for a customer whom he will pull along the sea front at Eastbourne

Background imageWaits Collection: Death Waits for Titanic

Death Waits for Titanic
Death sits on the iceberg grinning, waiting for the Titanic to crash into it

Background imageWaits Collection: Watch Mother! A Mother Cat and her two kittens await a mouses departure from its

Watch Mother! A Mother Cat and her two kittens await a mouses departure from its lair with extreme interest (and patience!). Date: 1940s

Background imageWaits Collection: Houses on Cobbled Street

Houses on Cobbled Street
A woman waits outside a terraced house on a cobbled street in Warrington, Cheshire Date: circa 1960

Background imageWaits Collection: The Waits

The Waits
Anthropomorphic animals at Christmas. Young cats and a dog performing Christmas carols. Artist: AE Kennedy Date: 1913

Background imageWaits Collection: Christmas card, Miss Dolly stands in the corner

Christmas card, Miss Dolly stands in the corner
Victorian Christmas card, girl tells Miss Dolly to stand in the corner, Santa Claus waits to wish her a Merry Christmas Date: 19th century

Background imageWaits Collection: SWING BRIDGE, somewhere in America : a sailboat waits for it to swing open

SWING BRIDGE, somewhere in America : a sailboat waits for it to swing open, a car waits for it to close again. Date: 1908

Background imageWaits Collection: Sugar the pony with young girl at Deal, Kent

Sugar the pony with young girl at Deal, Kent
Sugar the pony is patted by a young girl as he waits to give rides to children in in his cart at the seaside town of Deal, Kent. Date: 1950s

Background imageWaits Collection: Merstone Station, Isle of Wight

Merstone Station, Isle of Wight
Merstone Station (now defunct), Isle of Wight. Station staff converse, while train with third class carriages waits at platform. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageWaits Collection: Dog waits for owner outside corner shop, London

Dog waits for owner outside corner shop, London
Dog waits patiently while its owner shops in a corner grocery store, London. Date: 1950s

Background imageWaits Collection: Buskers on a street in North London

Buskers on a street in North London
On a street in North London, one man plays the clarinet whilst his disabled partner waits to approach a passer-by for a donation. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageWaits Collection: View of the canal in Annecy, France

View of the canal in Annecy, France
Annecy, France - a man paints a picture of the canal scene while a woman waits in a car. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageWaits 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 imageWaits Collection: The Embarkation of the Pilgrim Fathers

The Embarkation of the Pilgrim Fathers
A man surrounded by kneeling men, women, and children, holds a bible in one hand as he raises his head and arms skyward. The ship that will take them to America waits in the background. Date: 1620

Background imageWaits Collection: Spanish Gunboats at New York Harbour

Spanish Gunboats at New York Harbour
A line of tied Spanish gunboats waits at the port of New York, en route to Cuba. On the left, a large paddle steamer flying a flag with New York written on it

Background imageWaits Collection: Cornish Waits

Cornish Waits
Musicians playing Christmas carols in a Cornish harbour village. Date: 1936

Background imageWaits Collection: GERMAN SACRIFICES

GERMAN SACRIFICES
An ancient German priestess from the Jutland region waits with her knife as captured enemies are brought to be sacrificed beneath the sacred oak

Background imageWaits Collection: Locomotive on Turntable Date: 1941

Locomotive on Turntable Date: 1941

Background imageWaits Collection: Swimming Cap Date: 1912

Swimming Cap Date: 1912

Background imageWaits Collection: Christmas supplement front cover for 1875

Christmas supplement front cover for 1875
Christmas front cover supplement for The Illustrated London News, 1875. Showing a group of musicians being greeted at the door with a big bowl of wassail. Date: 1875

Background imageWaits Collection: Waits at Seven Dials, London, 1853

Waits at Seven Dials, London, 1853
Group of Christmas Waits or street musicians playing at Seven Dials, London. Until the middle of the 19th century Waits had been town musicians

Background imageWaits Collection: MALE TYPE / SMART SUIT

MALE TYPE / SMART SUIT
A young Frenchman in a smart grey suit waits impatiently for his ladyfriend to turn up. Date: 1922

Background imageWaits Collection: MONEY CHANGER, EGYPT

MONEY CHANGER, EGYPT
An Egyptian money changer at Siout enjoys a pipe as he waits for custom outside his place of work Date: 1880

Background imageWaits Collection: COVENT GARDEN IN THE SPRING 1867

COVENT GARDEN IN THE SPRING 1867
Covent Garden in the Spring - Londoners flock to buy fresh flowers; a manservant in livery waits while his mistress makes her choice Date: 1867

Background imageWaits Collection: LIFT ASSISTANT

LIFT ASSISTANT
A lift girl opens the lift doors and waits outside the lift in her uniform. Date: 1930s

Background imageWaits Collection: COOK AND HOUSEMAID

COOK AND HOUSEMAID
Cook and housemaid in a French kitchen : a welcome cuppa while the joint cooks on the range and the cat waits for its share of scraps

Background imageWaits Collection: The Christmas Waits 1848

The Christmas Waits 1848
Town waits, playing their musical instruments while people are standing around listening. From medieval times up to the early 19th century

Background imageWaits Collection: ZEUS & THUNDERBOLTS ZEUS & THUNDERBOLTS

ZEUS & THUNDERBOLTS ZEUS & THUNDERBOLTS
depicted as the hurler of thunderbolts at those he wishes to punish : his eagle waits at his side

Background imageWaits Collection: A BEDROOM, 15TH CENTURY

A BEDROOM, 15TH CENTURY
Scene in a bedroom - an old man lies sick, his wife reads a devotional book, a servant waits on them Date: 1470

Background imageWaits Collection: The Tables Turned by William Heath Robinson

The Tables Turned by William Heath Robinson
Waits musicians rather put out of action during the festive period due to residents of one street playing jazz tunes loudly from their windows instead. Date: 1921

Background imageWaits Collection: Paris / Sacre Coeur 1907

Paris / Sacre Coeur 1907
A horse bus waits at the foot of the Montmartre funiculaire, which still carries sightseers and worshippers to the church of Sacre Coeur

Background imageWaits Collection: Normandy: Churchill tank waits in ambush

Normandy: Churchill tank waits in ambush
Photograph: Normandy: Churchill tank waits in ambush. A Churchill tank awaits possible enemy counter-attack in a ruined Normandy village, scene of much bitter fighting recently

Background imageWaits Collection: Preparing for the ball by Rene Lelong

Preparing for the ball by Rene Lelong
A fashionable pair prepare for a fancy dress ball, by dressing up in 18th century attire, complete with powder, flounces, perriwigs and patches

Background imageWaits Collection: Disabled Girl

Disabled Girl
The driver stands by the open door of his van as he waits for the female escort to help a disabled girl on crutches to step off the pavement. Date: 1930s

Background imageWaits Collection: WW2 - Prams with possessions return with Evacuees going home

WW2 - Prams with possessions return with Evacuees going home
WW2 - Prams containing possessions return to Euston, London, following Evacuees heading home after the passing of the V1 and V2 rocket attack scare - September 1944. Date: 1944

Background imageWaits Collection: Mother Hubbard by Briton Riviere

Mother Hubbard by Briton Riviere
Painting by Briton Riviere illustrating the nursery rhyme, Old Mother Hubbard. A young girl in a mop cap goes to open a cupboard door while her Jack Russell terrier waits intently

Background imageWaits Collection: Boy on a Donkey Cart

Boy on a Donkey Cart
A small boy waits patiently on a donkey cart in the Market Place at Kildare, Co Kildare, Ireland. The cart is traditional, only the tyres give it a more modern twist

Background imageWaits Collection: Constantinople - Princes Islands - Buyukada Waterfront

Constantinople - Princes Islands - Buyukada Waterfront
Constantinople - Princes Islands - Buyukada - the largest of the nine islands (a place of exile for the Byzantine Empresses) - The Waterfront with a alrge group of Turkish men awaiting the ferry

Background imageWaits Collection: The difference between an old maid and a married woman

The difference between an old maid and a married woman... The Old Miad waits for a Husband every day, yet The Married Woman waits for her husband every night !! Date: 1909

Background imageWaits Collection: Eskimos Winter Homes

Eskimos Winter Homes
Eskimos building igloos in a winter settlement : one man carries a kayak on his head while a fisher waits patiently for a catch beneath the ice. Date: 1874

Background imageWaits Collection: French Post Box

French Post Box
A Parisienne posts a letter in a public letter box, and a gent hurries up hoping he hasn t missed the post, while the postman waits to make his collection. Date: circa 1818

Background imageWaits Collection: Renault 40 Cv

Renault 40 Cv
The chauffeur of a Renault waits near a river. Date: 1924



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