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Wave Collection

Background imageWave Collection: Manchesters last tram

Manchesters last tram on its farewell journey, heading for the Depot. A group of people wave from the pavement. Date: 1949

Background imageWave Collection: WW2 - Flower-Class Corvette in heavy seas - Atlantic Convoy

WW2 - Flower-Class Corvette in heavy seas - Atlantic Convoy
WW2 - Weather hazards which the convoy escorts in the Atlantic Ocean have to face in Winter - a Flower-Class Corvette, of 930 tonnes, being thrown high out of the water by a heavy sea. Date: 1943

Background imageWave Collection: Long Live Estonia

Long Live Estonia! A patriotic postcard, featuring a female personification of the State of Estonia, waving the Estonian Flag before a night sky. Date: circa 1920

Background imageWave Collection: Female Barber Shaving

Female Barber Shaving
A female barber with a Marcel wave hairstyle holds down her client as she gives him a close shave, with a cut-throat razor!

Background imageWave Collection: Silhouette, Hope Springs Eternal in the Human Breast

Silhouette, Hope Springs Eternal in the Human Breast
Hope Springs Eternal in the Human Breast -- silhouette showing a shipwrecked man standing on a raft, waving to a ship on the horizon

Background imageWave Collection: Ufos / Belgian Wave

Ufos / Belgian Wave
Triangle-shaped UFO observed by many over the outskirts of Brussels

Background imageWave Collection: Polzeath Bay, Cornwall

Polzeath Bay, Cornwall
19th century vintage photograph: Polzeath Bay, Cornwall. Polzeath; Cornish: Polsegh, is a small seaside resort village in the civil parish of St Minver in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom

Background imageWave Collection: The great wave off shore of Kanagawa

The great wave off shore of Kanagawa. Print shows a huge wave bearing down on boats with a view of Mount Fuji in the background. Date between 1826 and 1833, printed later

Background imageWave Collection: Royal Wedding 1947

Royal Wedding 1947
A page from The Tatler entitled, Happiness was the Keynote with two photographs of the wedding day of Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II) and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten (Prince Philip)

Background imageWave Collection: Paddle Steamer Leith 1837

Paddle Steamer Leith 1837
The paddle steamer Leith arriving at Grantham Pier, Edinburgh. Built by R.Menzies & Sons for the General Steam Navigation Co 1837 and used by GSNC for coastal service between Leith and London

Background imageWave Collection: Britannia and Eve magazine, August 1940

Britannia and Eve magazine, August 1940
Front cover illustration featuring a smiling woman, clasping her hands with joy and thinking very happy thoughts. She wears a orange silk dress, bright red lipstick and her hair in finger waves

Background imageWave Collection: The Bystander Cover 1929

The Bystander Cover 1929
Striking cover of The Bystander featuring a leggy, athletic woman clad in bathing costume and cap dancing around in the surf with a beach ball

Background imageWave Collection: Queen Sirikit of Thailand at the Thai Embassy

Queen Sirikit of Thailand at the Thai Embassy
An official two-day state visit to the UK by King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) (1927-) and Queen Sirikit (1932-) of Thailand - the Queen at the final function of the trip at the Thai Embassy

Background imageWave Collection: Saucy and silly seaside postcard with cheeky caption

Saucy and silly seaside postcard with cheeky caption
A Young man heads out to sea in a small rowing boat named the Saucy Sue - she instructs him: " Mind you don t goo too far, Darling!

Background imageWave Collection: Royal Wedding 1986 - just married

Royal Wedding 1986 - just married
Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and his wife, Lady Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York wave to the crowds lining the streets of London as they travel back to Buckingham Palace following their marriage at

Background imageWave Collection: The royal family with baby Princess Elizabeth

The royal family with baby Princess Elizabeth
The King and Queen and Duke and Duchess of York, with little Princess Elizabeth, wave to crowds from the balcony of Buckingham Palace. Queen Mary holds an umbrella over the infant. Date: 1927

Background imageWave Collection: Teenage girl with 80s haircut

Teenage girl with 80s haircut
Teenage girl with bizarre 1980s haircut, cyt short with the use of plenty of hairspray!

Background imageWave Collection: Sandwich Board Man - Oxford Street

Sandwich Board Man - Oxford Street

Background imageWave Collection: Krakatoa Ship Beached

Krakatoa Ship Beached
The steamer Berouw is carried by a tidal wave into the jungle at Telokh-Betang, Sumatra

Background imageWave Collection: Thatched cottage, Bunratty, County Clare, Ireland

Thatched cottage, Bunratty, County Clare, Ireland
Thatched cottage, Bunratty, County Clare, Republic of Ireland. circa 1960s

Background imageWave Collection: Trawler, Bridlington harbour entrance - 1

Trawler, Bridlington harbour entrance - 1
Trawler Ocean Reward returns to Bridlington harbour after a fishing trip in the North Sea Date: circa 1987

Background imageWave Collection: American 5th Marines on a troop train, France, WW1

American 5th Marines on a troop train, France, WW1
American 5th Marines travelling on a troop train soon after arriving in France during the First World War. Several of them are waving to the camera. Date: June 1917

Background imageWave Collection: Moods of Mount Fuji - 3

Moods of Mount Fuji - 3
A view across stormy seas to Mount Fuji. A stylised painting by Malcolm Greensmith in the style of the great Japanese printmakers of the late 18th and 19th centuries such as Hiroshige and Hokusai

Background imageWave Collection: Waiting for the last wave, Parkgate, Cheshire, England

Waiting for the last wave, Parkgate, Cheshire, England
Waiting for the last wave - Parkgate, Cheshire, England. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageWave Collection: Poster, Norway by Airway

Poster, Norway by Airway. 20th century

Background imageWave Collection: Gwendoline Dyer hair salon

Gwendoline Dyer hair salon, offering permanent waving. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageWave Collection: Mascaret (tidal bore) of the Seine, Normandy, France

Mascaret (tidal bore) of the Seine, Normandy, France
People watching the mascaret (tidal bore) of the River Seine at Caudebec-en-Caux, Normandy, France, which resulted from large spring tides, and caused the loss of many ships

Background imageWave Collection: Railway, Kanagawa, near Yokohama, Japan

Railway, Kanagawa, near Yokohama, Japan
19th century vintage photograph: railway track at Kanagawa, near Yokohama, Japan

Background imageWave Collection: Southford, Benbecula, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Southford, Benbecula, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
Vintage 19th century photograph: Southford, Benbecula, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, beach with the tide out, image c.1880 s

Background imageWave Collection: Rough Sea in Lerwick Harbour

Rough Sea in Lerwick Harbour, Shetland Islands, Scotland. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageWave Collection: Atlantic Breakers

Atlantic Breakers
Atlantic breakers - a wave study. Date: 1960s

Background imageWave Collection: Warrior Square, Hastings

Warrior Square, Hastings
A view of the square complete with promenaders strolling along the seafront. The sea is choppy with waves breaking against the sea-wall but a boating party brave it. Date: 1860s

Background imageWave Collection: Suffragette Prisoners Holloway

Suffragette Prisoners Holloway
Suffragette hunger strikers wave to Christabel Pankhurst, one holding a Votes for Women sash. Date: 1909

Background imageWave Collection: Girls waving at an early Aviator flying overhead

Girls waving at an early Aviator flying overhead
The Aviator is the only man girls look up to A very beautifully drawn and interesting postcard, with strong leaning toward the Womens Suffrage movement during this period in the United Kingdom

Background imageWave Collection: Loch Katrine

Loch Katrine
A loch steamers bow wave in the still waters of Loch Katrine, the Trossachs, Perthshire, Scotland. The hills round Strath Gartney are in the background. Date: 1950s

Background imageWave Collection: Greeting a Friend

Greeting a Friend
A couple wave goodbye to their friend who is about to drive off in a sparkling Ford Zodiac

Background imageWave Collection: Girl Runs from Waves

Girl Runs from Waves
A young woman in a clinging red tank style one-piece swimsuit with a ruffle edged collar & a beret style bathing cap encounters a large wave. Alarmed, she runs for her life

Background imageWave Collection: The relief at Ekowe

The relief at Ekowe
Lord Chelmsford(1827-1905) riding out to meet Colonel E.K Pearson(1834-1909) about a mile from Fort Ekowe, with troops following

Background imageWave Collection: Strasbourg Balloon Trip

Strasbourg Balloon Trip
The aeronautic experience of Adorne who flew over Strasbourg, France, at a height of 80 feet. He and his companion wave as they pass over the city

Background imageWave Collection: Tidal Wave, St Thomas

Tidal Wave, St Thomas
A tidal wave, following an earthquake, hits the steamship La Plata off the island of St Thomas, West Indies

Background imageWave Collection: Mermaids in Waves

Mermaids in Waves
Two mermaids ride a big wave

Background imageWave Collection: Whither away? Illustration by Florence Harrison of Tennysons poem

Whither away? Illustration by Florence Harrison of Tennysons poem, The Sea Fairies Date: c.1920

Background imageWave Collection: Kaiser Wilhelm I and his grandson - future Kaiser Wilhelm II

Kaiser Wilhelm I and his grandson - future Kaiser Wilhelm II
Kaiser Wilhelm I (1797-1888) and his grandson - future Kaiser Wilhelm II (1859-1941) waving to crowds (seemingly) below - A Greeting to the People. Date: 1887

Background imageWave Collection: A fishing boat returns to Aberdeen Harbour, SW Hong Kong

A fishing boat returns to Aberdeen Harbour, SW Hong Kong. The boat is loaded with nets and the crew prepare the mooring lines Date: 1984

Background imageWave Collection: Fairy rising up in a wave of water

Fairy rising up in a wave of water
A fairy with wild blond hair, rising up in a wave of water, from The Password to Fairyland. 20th century

Background imageWave Collection: Ufos / Gill / New Guinea

Ufos / Gill / New Guinea
At Boianai, Papua New Guinea, missionary William Gill and 37 others see a hovering saucer whose occupants wave to them : it returns the next night

Background imageWave Collection: Lady Cobham and Sir Alan Cobham's fourth survey flight

Lady Cobham and Sir Alan Cobham's fourth survey flight round Africa for Imperial Airways Date: 1927

Background imageWave Collection: Wartime Amami Advertisement

Wartime Amami Advertisement
A wartime advertisement promoting Amami shampoo, wave set and brilliantine, essential for women's hair care. Friday night is Amami night. Date: circa 1940s



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