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Background imageWord Collection: View down Tin Ghaut, Whitby, North Yorkshire

View down Tin Ghaut, Whitby, North Yorkshire
View down Tin Ghaut, a narrow street in Whitby, North Yorkshire. " Ghaut" is a Hindi word, meaning " broad steps leading down to the river"

Background imageWord Collection: Coat of Arms for Marylebone, London

Coat of Arms for Marylebone, London, with Virgin and Child at the top, and a Latin motto below (Fiat Secundum Verbum Tuum, let it be done according to your word). Date: early 20th century

Background imageWord Collection: Design and motto of the Royal Artillery -- Ubique

Design and motto of the Royal Artillery -- Ubique
Design and motto of the Royal Artillery, showing a crown, ornate initials RA in mirror image, a field gun, and the Latin word Ubique, meaning Everywhere

Background imageWord Collection: Isabella Mary Beeton (1836-1865)

Isabella Mary Beeton (1836-1865)
Photographic portrait of Isabella Mary Beeton, nee Mayson, the English cookery writer, pictured c.1856. Beetons Book of Household Management, first published in 1859, made her name a household word

Background imageWord Collection: Icis Imperial Image

Icis Imperial Image
ICI (Imperial Chemical Industries) helps Britannia rule the waves in the great days when the word imperial is one to be proud of !

Background imageWord Collection: V for Victory. US World War Two propaganda postcard

V for Victory. US World War Two propaganda postcard
V for Victory. World War Two propaganda postcard: United We Stand - featuring a backdrop of stripes from the American flag. The card also features the morse codes symbols for the letter v. Date: 1941

Background imageWord Collection: Stepney Union Workhouse

Stepney Union Workhouse
The Stepney Union workhouse on St Leonards Street, Bromley-by-Bow opened in 1873 and was designed by Henry Jarvis. After the Second Word War

Background imageWord Collection: Abracadabra Talisman

Abracadabra Talisman
ABRACADABRA TALISMAN This word was supposed by the Gnostics to have magical properties, and it was widely adopted as a charm

Background imageWord Collection: Founding of the Jesuit Order, Montmartre, France

Founding of the Jesuit Order, Montmartre, France
Foundation of the Jesuit Order in an underground chapel in the church of Saint Denis, Montmartre, near Paris. Ignatius de Loyola and six companions dedicate themselves to spread the Word of God

Background imageWord Collection: Satires by Juvenal

Satires by Juvenal
Juvenal (Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis). 1st - 2nd centuries AD. Roman poet. Satires. Start of the First Satire. Leyden, 1532

Background imageWord Collection: The Last Word by William Heath Robinson

The Last Word by William Heath Robinson
A motorcyclist, engrossed in a crossword, fails to notice that he is driving over the edge of a cliff just as he discovers the right answer to one of the clues

Background imageWord Collection: Caricature illustration of three men in skiing accident, exclaiming angrily

Caricature illustration of three men in skiing accident, exclaiming angrily. Captioned, A Cross Word Problem at Murren'

Background imageWord Collection: United States. New York. Central Park. Strawberry Fields. Me

United States. New York. Central Park. Strawberry Fields. Me
United States. New York. Central Park. Strawberry Fields, dedicated to the memory of the musician John Lennon. Memorial mosaic. Imagine. Detail

Background imageWord Collection: Jude the Apostle

Jude the Apostle
SAINT JUDE THE APOSTLE (also known as Thaddeus): he spread the Good Word in Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq) but when he went to Persia he was put to death

Background imageWord Collection: Rolls-Royce Phantom

Rolls-Royce Phantom
Priced at L2700, the Rolls- Royce Phantom III Continental touring saloon is the last word in comrt, speed and silence. Date: 1937

Background imageWord Collection: Two seaside donkeys chat between rides

Two seaside donkeys chat between rides
Two chummy donkeys share a quiet word between giving holidaymakers a ride up and down the beach at the seaside

Background imageWord Collection: George Fox / Pyle / Harpers

George Fox / Pyle / Harpers
GEORGE FOX - Founder of the Society of Friends (Quakers) - The word of the Lord came to me, saying Cry, woe to the bloody city of Lichfield

Background imageWord Collection: Comic postcard, Young couple in a pub Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Young couple in a pub Date: 20th century

Background imageWord Collection: Aerial View of the 1933 Chicago Worlds Fair site and city

Aerial View of the 1933 Chicago Worlds Fair site and city 1933

Background imageWord Collection: Comic Postcard - feeble Vicar not tempted by a pretty girl

Comic Postcard - feeble Vicar not tempted by a pretty girl
Comic Postcard - ( My Word !) Get Thee behind me Temptress - a feeble and effete Vicar not tempted by a pretty girl, although one wonders if she is quite his type anyway... 1910

Background imageWord Collection: Comic postcard - arrival of a new baby

Comic postcard - arrival of a new baby
Humorous comic postcard - arrival of a new baby. Mother and Child doing well - Not a word about Father....!! 1909

Background imageWord Collection: WILLIAM THOMS Folklorist, credited with inventing the word folklore Date: 1803

WILLIAM THOMS Folklorist, credited with inventing the word folklore Date: 1803 - 1885

Background imageWord Collection: Not a word to the boss - I m writing this to you! Date: 1954

Not a word to the boss - I m writing this to you! Date: 1954

Background imageWord Collection: Doorstep gossip Stoke

Doorstep gossip Stoke
Two old women talk in the street. One stands on the doorstep of her terraced house in Stoke-on-Trent Date: 1987

Background imageWord Collection: Phytomorphic vessel

Phytomorphic vessel. Depiction of the fruit known as lucuma (Pouteria Lucuma). Piece from the excavations of the Bishop Baltasar Martinez de Companon (1785). Chimu culture

Background imageWord Collection: Caricature illustration by W Heath Robinson. Showing angry man being hit by golf ball in foreground

Caricature illustration by W Heath Robinson. Showing angry man being hit by golf ball in foreground, woman with finger in her ear, two golfers in background looking

Background imageWord Collection: Egyptians writing

Egyptians writing
Egyptian writing. Upper: Letter to a deceased on papyrus. Around 2000 BC. End of the First Intermediate Period. Origin unknown. Lower: Hieratic Papyrus. Ptolemaic Period. 305-30 BC. Origin unknown

Background imageWord Collection: MEISTERSINGER LIEBIG 1

MEISTERSINGER LIEBIG 1
First act : Walther asks Eva for a word - a single word ! Date: first performed 1868

Background imageWord Collection: Comic postcard, Boy reading Home Doctor book Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Boy reading Home Doctor book Date: 20th century

Background imageWord Collection: Comic postcard, Man and woman with caged birds Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Man and woman with caged birds Date: 20th century

Background imageWord Collection: Large Letter card - Greetings from Boston, Massachusetts

Large Letter card - Greetings from Boston, Massachusetts
Large Letter postcard - Greetings from Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Date: 1950

Background imageWord Collection: Comic postcard, Woman at the Tower of London Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Woman at the Tower of London Date: 20th century

Background imageWord Collection: Original Artwork - Get Better Quick card design

Original Artwork - Get Better Quick card design
Original Artwork - Design for a Get Better Quick card featuring a poorly teddy bear with an attentive young nurse holding a bottle of Castor Oil. A play on the word bear ! Date: circa 1937

Background imageWord Collection: Comic postcard, Vicar at the Tower of London

Comic postcard, Vicar at the Tower of London Date: 20th century

Background imageWord Collection: Comic postcard, Dog and bird in the garden

Comic postcard, Dog and bird in the garden Date: 20th century

Background imageWord Collection: Comic postcard, Little boy with new baby brother Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Little boy with new baby brother Date: 20th century

Background imageWord Collection: A Queen for a Wife, by Jack Denton, E A Hill-Mitchelson Juns Company

A Queen for a Wife, by Jack Denton, E A Hill-Mitchelson Juns Company, first produced at the Theatre Royal, Stratford, in December 1912. At the word three! Date: circa 1912

Background imageWord Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Engaged

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Engaged
The caption is Engaged Dinah, the artist, was very fond of word play. Cute Kids WW2 Wartime humour Date: circa 1944

Background imageWord Collection: Taking his word for it by John Hassall, motoring fashions

Taking his word for it by John Hassall, motoring fashions
" Come and let me introduce you to Lady Diana. Prettiest girl in London, old chap@. A satire on Edwardian motoring fashions from the drawing board of John Hassall

Background imageWord Collection: Lady receiving a rose from a gentleman in

Lady receiving a rose from a gentleman in a park under a statue. She says, Its not a favor, its only fair. She thinks, You intrigue me

Background imageWord Collection: Gentleman tipping a servant in a hotel room, 19th century

Gentleman tipping a servant in a hotel room, 19th century. He says, By God, maybe its not so urgent. He thinks, Finally! I ve already done my grieving

Background imageWord Collection: Lady and gentleman wearing a wig in a parlor, 19th century

Lady and gentleman wearing a wig in a parlor, 19th century. She says, A wig? Really, I never guessed... She thinks, Its a plain as the nose on your face

Background imageWord Collection: Lady and old gentleman in a parlor, 19th century

Lady and old gentleman in a parlor, 19th century. She says, But how can you live on 6, 000 francs? She thinks, Its enough, you old miser

Background imageWord Collection: Two gentlemen standing in front of the stock market talking

Two gentlemen standing in front of the stock market talking. A handsome cab behind them. One says, God, you mock everything, have you no conscience? He thinks, Of good composition

Background imageWord Collection: Gentleman and old lady standing at a table in a restaurant

Gentleman and old lady standing at a table in a restaurant. He says, Madame, you are leaving your fortune to fate. He thinks, If she catches me

Background imageWord Collection: Man and woman in a restaurant with a glutton, 19th century

Man and woman in a restaurant with a glutton, 19th century
Man and woman in a restaurant with a glutton. He says, But you don t eat? He thinks, He inhales! Handcoloured lithograph by the Gihaut brothers after an illustration by Swiss artist Jean Gabriel

Background imageWord Collection: Two mothers in a parlor with their sons, 19th century

Two mothers in a parlor with their sons, 19th century. She says, My little Charles isn t in the best of health. She thinks, Nor so common and clumsy

Background imageWord Collection: Gentleman and lady on a date in a garden, 19th century

Gentleman and lady on a date in a garden, 19th century. She says, Scandalous! You hardly know me! She thinks, My feelings are running ahead of me



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