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Wheelchair Collection

Background imageWheelchair Collection: Middlesex Hospital entrance, Mortimer Street, London

Middlesex Hospital entrance, Mortimer Street, London
Middlesex Hospital main entrance hall, Mortimer Street, London. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageWheelchair Collection: Pinocchio -- father in wheelchair

Pinocchio -- father in wheelchair
Pinocchio -- He constructed an elegant little wheel chair in which he could take his father out on fine days. Date: 1911

Background imageWheelchair Collection: Advert for John Carters invalid chairs 1884

Advert for John Carters invalid chairs 1884
Selection of invalid and students chairs, including holding a book or writing at a desk, lamp in any position over an easy chair

Background imageWheelchair Collection: Disabled child in a wheelchair

Disabled child in a wheelchair

Background imageWheelchair Collection: Grand elderly ladies outside their retirement home

Grand elderly ladies outside their retirement home
Some very grand elderly ladies, some in wheelchairs, pose outside their fine retirement care home, with large windows and ivy-clad walls. Date: circa 1903

Background imageWheelchair Collection: Advert for Strettons Ltd, Trailing Cars, Cheltenham

Advert for Strettons Ltd, Trailing Cars, Cheltenham Date: 1902

Background imageWheelchair Collection: Hong Kong - shops in the Chinese quarter of the city

Hong Kong - shops in the Chinese quarter of the city
Vintage 19th century photograph: Hong Kong (China) c.1880s - shops in the Chinese quarter of the city. Raod busy with traffic, pedestrians and rickshaws

Background imageWheelchair Collection: Portrait of a disabled man in a Victorian era wheelchair

Portrait of a disabled man in a Victorian era wheelchair
Vintage 19th century photograph: potrait of a disabled man in a Victorian era wheelchair

Background imageWheelchair Collection: C Aubrey Smith, The Creaking Chair, Comedy Theatre, Panton Street, Haymarket, London

C Aubrey Smith, The Creaking Chair, Comedy Theatre, Panton Street, Haymarket, London. Also starring Tallulah Bankhead. Date: 1924

Background imageWheelchair Collection: Historical views of Germany

Historical views of Germany. Germans hunting wild boar on horseback with hounds 58, rafts of timber floating on the Rhine river 59, and the Rhine Falls near Schaffhausen 60

Background imageWheelchair Collection: Huntsman jumping a fence and interfering with

Huntsman jumping a fence and interfering with
Huntsman jumping a fence on an old nag and interfering with the pack of hounds. Facey Romford irritating Jonathan Lotherington during a hunt. Romford disturbs the dignity of his Hunt

Background imageWheelchair Collection: Bath Chairs in Bath Abbey Churchyard

Bath Chairs in Bath Abbey Churchyard
Bath Chairs (wheelchair invalid carriage) in Bath Abbey Churchyard

Background imageWheelchair Collection: In front of the grave well in Lourdes, France

In front of the grave well in Lourdes, France. circa 1898

Background imageWheelchair Collection: Advert for John Ward invalid chairs 1870s

Advert for John Ward invalid chairs 1870s
John Ward, by Her Majestys Royal Letters Patent And by Special Appointment to Her Majesty, a selection of invalid chairs. Date: circa 1870s

Background imageWheelchair Collection: Advert for Carters, rotary or lever wheelchair 1906

Advert for Carters, rotary or lever wheelchair 1906
Hand tricycle wheelchair, with rotary or lever. Date: 1906

Background imageWheelchair Collection: Advert for Carters, self propelling wheelchair 1906

Advert for Carters, self propelling wheelchair 1906
Self propelling wheelchair, with single-arm drive. Date: 1906

Background imageWheelchair Collection: Mrs Cecilia Bochenek (?-1981), founder of the Horder Centre, sitting at a table

Mrs Cecilia Bochenek (?-1981), founder of the Horder Centre, sitting at a table. Despite being crippled by arthritis and confined to a wheelchair herself, Mrs Bochenek and her friend, Dr Joyce Peake

Background imageWheelchair Collection: Woman in a Wheelchair Date: 1948

Woman in a Wheelchair Date: 1948

Background imageWheelchair Collection: Two nurses outside institution

Two nurses outside institution. Two modern reprints of two nurses outside institution, part of wheelchair visible behind. Date: circa 1890

Background imageWheelchair Collection: Nurses and patients in female ward

Nurses and patients in female ward
Female ward in Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading. Nurses can be seen standing throughout the ward, several patients in beds along the right hand wall

Background imageWheelchair Collection: Advert for Carters, self propelling wheelchair 1906

Advert for Carters, self propelling wheelchair 1906
Self-propelling chair with patent mechanism for persons with use of one arm only. Date: 1906

Background imageWheelchair Collection: Cripples Home and industrial School for Girls 1900

Cripples Home and industrial School for Girls 1900
Cripples Home in Marylebone Road, photograph showing girls doing needlework. Date: 1900

Background imageWheelchair Collection: A couple don t let injury spoil their seaside holiday

A couple don t let injury spoil their seaside holiday
Candid seaside photography - a couple don t let injury (to the wife requiring her to be pushed in a wheelchair) spoil their seaside holiday as they stroll (or are pushed) along the promenade

Background imageWheelchair Collection: Churchill recovering from injuries following a car accident

Churchill recovering from injuries following a car accident
Winston Churchill (1874-1965) leaves hospital after being struck by a car late one evening while crossing New Yorks Fifth Avenue in December, 1931, barely escaping with his life. Date: 1931

Background imageWheelchair Collection: Advert for Carter wounded or invalid chairs 1896

Advert for Carter wounded or invalid chairs 1896
For holding a book or writing at a desk in any position over an easy chair, bed or sofa obviating fatigue and stooping. In valuable to invalids and students. 1896

Background imageWheelchair Collection: Tennyson Street School for Disabled, London - Basket Weaving

Tennyson Street School for Disabled, London - Basket Weaving
The London School Boards Tennyson Street School for Physically Defective Children - children engaged in basket weaving, one sits in a wheelchair. Date: early 1900s

Background imageWheelchair Collection: Horder Centre, Crowborough, East Sussex

Horder Centre, Crowborough, East Sussex
People in the cafe, several of them in wheelchairs, at the Horder Centre, founded by Mrs Cecilia Bochenek (?-1981). Despite being crippled by arthritis and confined to a wheelchair

Background imageWheelchair Collection: Picking flowers, Lord Mayor Treloar Cripples Home, Alton, H

Picking flowers, Lord Mayor Treloar Cripples Home, Alton, H
A group of physically disabled children, one in a wheelchair, another with crutches, pick flowers in the Queen Alexandra Wood at the Lord Mayor Treloar Cripples Home, Alton, Hampshire

Background imageWheelchair Collection: Hand-driven Wheelchair - Invalid Carriage

Hand-driven Wheelchair - Invalid Carriage
Hand-driven Wheelchair / Invalid Carriage, England. Driven by Jack aged 79 Date: 1910s

Background imageWheelchair Collection: Disabled man wearing electronic walking aid

Disabled man wearing electronic walking aid
Disabled man wearing an electronic walking aid known as a Pulser or Electronic Stimulator, designed to help him walk unaided. Date: circa 1980s

Background imageWheelchair Collection: Children on a bathing hut-shaped Christmas card

Children on a bathing hut-shaped Christmas card
Three children on a bathing hut-shaped Christmas card. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageWheelchair Collection: Children on an ark-shaped Christmas card

Children on an ark-shaped Christmas card
Three children on a Noahs ark-shaped Christmas card. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageWheelchair Collection: Roller Chairs, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA

Roller Chairs, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
People in their Roller Chairs, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA. The chairs were used to ferry tourists around the city. Date: circa 1920

Background imageWheelchair Collection: Rolling Chair Parade, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA

Rolling Chair Parade, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA. People who don t wish to walk are wheeled along a boardwalk. Youngs Million Dollar Pier can be seen in the distance. Date: circa 1910


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