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Background imageWanting Collection: Saint Michael

Saint Michael
SAINT MICHAEL, the warrior angel, has weighed the devil in his scales and found him wanting; so now he raises his sword to slay him. Alas, Satan will not stay dead

Background imageWanting Collection: Weighed and not wanting

Weighed and not wanting. Illustration shows a bloated Uncle Sam labeled Balance of Trade sitting on one side of a scale labeled Commerce of the World

Background imageWanting Collection: Children on Beach 1 of 4

Children on Beach 1 of 4
Four children on the beach, wanting to make friends but feeling a bit shy

Background imageWanting Collection: Maison Jeanne DArc, Rouen

Maison Jeanne DArc, Rouen
An etching of a market square with tall, half timbered houses in Rouen, France. It was by the location where Joan of Arc was burned alive, on May 30th, 1431

Background imageWanting Collection: Cows and a dog

Cows and a dog - Dog barring the way of inquisitive cattle wanting to come through the gate. Artist: Berenice Butler Date: circa 1920

Background imageWanting Collection: Child, dog & seagulls

Child, dog & seagulls - Young boy on the seashore keeps his ball away from a large dog wanting to play. Date: circa 1920

Background imageWanting Collection: CHILDREN ON BEACH 1 OF 4

CHILDREN ON BEACH 1 OF 4
Children on the beach - wanting to make friends but feeling a bit shy Date: 1930s

Background imageWanting Collection: Music cover, If you re Wanting to Buy a Car

Music cover, If you re Wanting to Buy a Car, words and music by Will Hyde, as sung by Stafford Coombe, the Works Manager. Showing a man driving a Vauxhall Scoota Car. 1935

Background imageWanting Collection: Advertisement for Crunchie Bar

Advertisement for Crunchie Bar -- male and female models posing. 1959

Background imageWanting Collection: Vanderbilt House, 5th Avenue, New York

Vanderbilt House, 5th Avenue, New York
Located on the corner of 5th avenue and 57th street, New York city, Cornelius Vanderbilt II house was built in 1883. Its ground floor doubled as a drawing room

Background imageWanting Collection: View from Vanderbilt, 5th Avenue, New York

View from Vanderbilt, 5th Avenue, New York
Located on the corner of 5th avenue and 57th street, New York city, Cornelius Vanderbilt II house was built in 1883. Its ground floor doubled as a drawing room

Background imageWanting Collection: Louis XVI Found Wanting

Louis XVI Found Wanting
A hundred times to blame, a hundred times forgiven - Louis the Last is weighed in the balance and found wanting... Date: circa 1791

Background imageWanting Collection: Furious Frenchman shouts at a Cheeky Englishman

Furious Frenchman shouts at a Cheeky Englishman
English as She is Spik. Furious Frenchman (to Arry, who has just knocked his hat off " for a lark" ) - " Sacre

Background imageWanting Collection: Cheeky London vagrant asks a smart lady for a kiss

Cheeky London vagrant asks a smart lady for a kiss. " I never give money away on the street." " Well, then, give us a kiss Lydie." !!! Date: circa 1897

Background imageWanting Collection: Scottish laddie wails for his porridge

Scottish laddie wails for his porridge
" I Want Ma Porridge" A wee Scottish laddie bawls his eyes out, hoping for an extra portion of porridge... Date: 1910

Background imageWanting Collection: Gretna Marriage Room

Gretna Marriage Room
The Horseshoe Marriage Room at Gretna Green, Scotland. Established in 1830; a haven for young English couples wanting to marry quickly without parental consent. Date: established 1830

Background imageWanting Collection: Prince and Princess of Wales, St Columb, Cornwall

Prince and Princess of Wales, St Columb, Cornwall
The Prince and Princess of Wales being driven through St Columb in Cornwall on a visit -- the streets are packed with people wanting a glimpse. Date: 1983

Background imageWanting Collection: Week-end Leave and How to Obtain It

Week-end Leave and How to Obtain It
The bureaucracy facing a young officer simply wanting weekend leave while serving at the Front during World War I. Frustratingly, he manages to miss his train

Background imageWanting Collection: Fortune and the Child

Fortune and the Child
FORTUNE & THE CHILD or Traveller: A boy sleeps on the brink of a deep well; Fortune wakes him, not wanting the blame for the boys folly if he should fall

Background imageWanting Collection: Fable / Two Goats

Fable / Two Goats
THE TWO GOATS: two goats meet on a narrow bridge over a river, each wanting to pass; as stubborn as the other, they test their strength until both fall in the water

Background imageWanting Collection: Fortune & the Schoolboy

Fortune & the Schoolboy
FORTUNE & THE SCHOOLBOY or Child or Traveller: A boy sleeps on the brink of a deep well; Fortune wakes him, not wanting the blame for the boys folly if he should fall

Background imageWanting Collection: Baby having Bottle C1960

Baby having Bottle C1960
A four-week-old baby being bottle fed: father looks over mothers shoulder, not wanting to be left out

Background imageWanting Collection: Charles & Diana

Charles & Diana
DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES The Prince and Princess of Wales being driven through St Columb in Cornwall on a visit; the streets are packed with people wanting a glimpse

Background imageWanting Collection: Perseus and Phineus

Perseus and Phineus
Phineus, wanting Andromeda for himself, attacks the guests at Perseuss wedding, so Perseus fetches the Gorgon Medusas head, tells all to look away, and turns Phineus into stone

Background imageWanting Collection: Mistress & Maid 1919

Mistress & Maid 1919
Yet more sneering middle class humour at a maids expense. A haughty mistress pries into her maids life wanting to know her reasons for wanting an evening off. Typical!


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