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Watchman Collection

Background imageWatchman Collection: Night Watch / Amsterdam

Night Watch / Amsterdam
The Night Watch by Rembrandt Van Rijn, Amsterdam

Background imageWatchman Collection: Police / Watchmen

Police / Watchmen
A night watchman on his rounds. At the time, the night watchmen were the only public policing body in London

Background imageWatchman Collection: Last of the Charlies -- watchman at Brixton Hill, London

Last of the Charlies -- watchman at Brixton Hill, London
The last of the Charlies (the traditional nickname for watchmen). Seen here is Mr R Stokes at his watchmans box, 160 Brixton Hill, South London, well equipped with a truncheon

Background imageWatchman Collection: Air Raid patrol in London, WWII

Air Raid patrol in London, WWII
Portrait study of a man on guard to warn the city of air attacks, with rattle in his hand to announce the use of gas - his handbell to sound the All Clear

Background imageWatchman Collection: Warning Horn

Warning Horn
A watchman at Kunszentmiklos, Hungary, blowing his horn during times of danger due to serious flooding over 200, 000 acres of low-lying acres of arable and meadow land. Date: 1930s

Background imageWatchman Collection: Late C18 Fire Engine

Late C18 Fire Engine
Known as a bed-poster, this London engine is a manual machine worked by pumping handles on either side : a Beadle and a Watchman are in official attendance

Background imageWatchman Collection: Night Watchman, London

Night Watchman, London
A night watchman patrols the London streets accompanied by his dog and carrying his lamp and bell. At the time, this was the only public policing body in London

Background imageWatchman Collection: The Lamplighter, Watchman and Link-boy

The Lamplighter, Watchman and Link-boy. London lamplighter with ladder and fuse lighting streetlamps 55, watchman in great coat with lantern and rattle 56

Background imageWatchman Collection: Skeleton of death aiming a dart at a corpulent man

Skeleton of death aiming a dart at a corpulent man raising a glass and waving his wig. Death and the Drunkard. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Joshua Gleadah after an illustration by Benedictus

Background imageWatchman Collection: Russian Night Watchman pre-1900

Russian Night Watchman pre-1900

Background imageWatchman Collection: Night Watchman, Russia

Night Watchman, Russia

Background imageWatchman Collection: William Anthony, the last of the London night watchmen

William Anthony, the last of the London night watchmen
William Anthony, the last of the London Charleys or night watchmen. Date: 1880

Background imageWatchman Collection: Tombs in Westminster Abbey, Westminster Hall

Tombs in Westminster Abbey, Westminster Hall and Westminster Bridge. Young man pointing to a Latin inscription on a stone tomb in Westminster Abbey 52

Background imageWatchman Collection: A Charlie or London Watchman

A Charlie or London Watchman. 1885

Background imageWatchman Collection: Night Watchman

Night Watchman in blue coat carrying a lantern

Background imageWatchman Collection: Victorian scrap, an old English watchman

Victorian scrap, an old English watchman. circa 1890

Background imageWatchman Collection: Night watchman and bellman, London

Night watchman and bellman, London

Background imageWatchman Collection: Watchman in the time of King James I

Watchman in the time of King James I
A watchman in the time of King James I. early 17th century

Background imageWatchman Collection: Spider wasp, pickerelweed and watchman prawn

Spider wasp, pickerelweed and watchman prawn
Black-banded spider wasp, Anoplius viaticus 1, pickerelweed, Pontederia cordata 2, and watchman prawn, Anchistus custos 3. Pompile, Pontederie, Pontonie

Background imageWatchman Collection: Indian servants clothes

Indian servants clothes: hukabardar or hookah pipe bearer, caukidar or watchman, serkar or steward, jamadar or head servant, seated banian or chief servant comptroller, chobdar or mace bearer

Background imageWatchman Collection: Londons night watchmen 1616

Londons night watchmen 1616
A night watchman from Dekker on his rounds. At the time, the night watchmen were the only public policing body in London. Date: 1616

Background imageWatchman Collection: Choukee-dar or watchman

Choukee-dar or watchman.. handcolored copperplate engraving by an unknown artist from Asiatic Costumes, Ackermann, London, 1828

Background imageWatchman Collection: NIGHT WATCHMAN 1804

NIGHT WATCHMAN 1804
A night watchman walks the streets Date: 1804

Background imageWatchman Collection: German Night Watchman

German Night Watchman
A Nachtwachter (nightwatchman) who cries the hours Date: 18th century

Background imageWatchman Collection: FRENCH VEILLEUR DE NUIT

FRENCH VEILLEUR DE NUIT
A French VEILLEUR DE NUIT - night watchman - patrols the city streets with lantern and pike Date: 16th century

Background imageWatchman Collection: Night Watchman or Bellman 1608

Night Watchman or Bellman 1608
The Night Watchman or Bellman of London, decribes the Watchman and Bellman as a person of some activity, the child of darkness, a common nightwalker; a man that had no man to wait upon him

Background imageWatchman Collection: Old London Characters - Night Watchman

Old London Characters - Night Watchman with lantern

Background imageWatchman Collection: Old London Characters - Charley, an aged parish constable

Old London Characters - Charley, an aged parish constable or night watchman, carrying a lantern. 19th century

Background imageWatchman Collection: WW2 - ARP man with horse and flashlight

WW2 - ARP man with horse and flashlight wishing the recipient of this card a Happy Birthday. Note the helmet on the horse and the black and white legwear on both horse and watchman

Background imageWatchman Collection: Kavanaghs journey, Relief of Lucknow, Indian Mutiny

Kavanaghs journey, Relief of Lucknow, Indian Mutiny
Scenes from Thomas Henry Kavanaghs (1821-1882) perilous journey leading to the Relief of Lucknow during the Indian Mutiny, for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross

Background imageWatchman Collection: Fred Curd, watchman at Rye, Sussex

Fred Curd, watchman at Rye, Sussex
Fred Curd looking through his telescope at Rye, Sussex. He was one of two men employed by the Corporation of Winchelsea to maintain the Look Out

Background imageWatchman Collection: Edward Goldney

Edward Goldney
EDWARD GOLDNEY senior, widower, religious writer, whose motto was Love without dissimulation, depicted writing at 4 am, with a night watchman calling the hour. Date: 1710 - ?

Background imageWatchman Collection: Police Night Watchman

Police Night Watchman
A night watchman in the snowy streets of Philadelphia. Date: early 19th century

Background imageWatchman Collection: Indian Watchman

Indian Watchman (Choakee-dar or Chow Kidar). Date: 1828

Background imageWatchman Collection: Italy - Meran or Merano - Saltners

Italy - Meran or Merano - Saltners
Since in the earliest paradise on record poor human nature found the plucking of forbidden fruit an irresistible temptation

Background imageWatchman Collection: Illustration of an 18th century Bellman and Billman

Illustration of an 18th century Bellman and Billman
A London night-watchman who gave warning of fire and who was meant to take first-aid measures to stop small outbreaks of fire. (Original print in the London Guildhall Library)

Background imageWatchman Collection: Plantain Walk - Bookkeeper - Watchman and Hut - man with cas

Plantain Walk - Bookkeeper - Watchman and Hut - man with casks of water / greattoe in stirrup. Date between 1808 and 1816

Background imageWatchman Collection: Chow Kidar - Indian Night Watchman

Chow Kidar - Indian Night Watchman Date: circa 1910s

Background imageWatchman Collection: A Saltner from Merano, Italy

A Saltner from Merano, Italy
Since in the earliest paradise on record poor human nature found the plucking of forbidden fruit an irresistible temptation

Background imageWatchman Collection: Police / Watchmen / 1827

Police / Watchmen / 1827
A night watchman on his rounds. At the time, the night watchmen were the only public policing body in London. Date: 1827

Background imageWatchman Collection: Scotland / Orkney / Stone

Scotland / Orkney / Stone
STENNESS, ORKNEY Bridge of Brogar and The Watchman standing stone, Stenness, Orkney

Background imageWatchman Collection: Night Watchman crying Fire

Night Watchman crying Fire
A Night Watchman cries " Fire!". There were continual fires in Constantinople - only the very rich merchants and Pashas could afford stone houses

Background imageWatchman Collection: Police / Watchmen / Blarney

Police / Watchmen / Blarney
Ted Blarney, a night watchman on his rounds; he patrols a riverbank. At the time, the night watchmen were the only public policing body in London

Background imageWatchman Collection: The Watchman of the State

The Watchman of the State

Background imageWatchman Collection: Watchman Waking US Up

Watchman Waking US Up
The town watchman wakens, on Christmas morning, those who have not already been woken up by their children anxious to get at their presents

Background imageWatchman Collection: Night Watchman / Scrap

Night Watchman / Scrap
A NIGHT WATCHMAN

Background imageWatchman Collection: Spanish Night Watchman

Spanish Night Watchman
A card given out by a Spanish night watchman, which shows how he helps to keep the public safe. He hopes that this piece of publicity with earn him a Christmas box

Background imageWatchman Collection: Night Watchman

Night Watchman
DER NACHTWACHTER A German night-watch patrols the streets, armed with a pike and carrying a horn with which to summon help if required (his dog is already helping)



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