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Images Dated 11th May 2004

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Background imageImages Dated 11th May 2004: Shipping wild animals in the London Docks

Shipping wild animals in the London Docks
Animals of Messrs. Howe and Cushings menagerie being loaded at the London Docks. An elephant is being hoisted up by a chain and girth to be put on board the ship, while a cage full of lions

Background imageImages Dated 11th May 2004: Lecture on Stephen Grays discoveries in electricity

Lecture on Stephen Grays discoveries in electricity
A lecture at the Charterhouse, London on Stephen Grays discoveries in electricity. In the early eighteenth century, Gray demonstrated that charges of electricity could be conducted by some materials

Background imageImages Dated 11th May 2004: Londons new telephone-post kiosk

Londons new telephone-post kiosk
A new telephone kiosk in use in a London street, showing a caller inside, postage stamps being bought from the machine outside, and a postman collecting mail from the letterbox

Background imageImages Dated 11th May 2004: 1903-Trouble; 1930-Reliability: The Motor cars wonderful ad

1903-Trouble; 1930-Reliability: The Motor cars wonderful ad
Six photographs illustrating the development of the motor car over a period of 27 years starting with the old Siddeley of 1903 next to its latest descendant of the time

Background imageImages Dated 11th May 2004: Miss Lily Elsie in the snow

Miss Lily Elsie in the snow
A Christmas scene with Miss Lily Elsie, actress, making a snowman in the snow

Background imageImages Dated 11th May 2004: Wreck of the Herefordshire on the Cadigan coast, trapping th

Wreck of the Herefordshire on the Cadigan coast, trapping th
The wreck of the Herefordshire, seen here on the Cardigan coast. The old liner broke away from the tugs in stormy conditions, endangering her four crew

Background imageImages Dated 11th May 2004: My Dads at the Front

My Dads at the Front
Children used as recruiting sergeants in Cardiff, 1915. The British Cabinet were against conscription and so Lord Kitchener had to rely on recruitment drives

Background imageImages Dated 11th May 2004: Canine camp

Canine camp
A terraced colony of dug-outs for French ambulance dogs. Dogs were used extensively during World War I as scouts, sentry and ambulance support

Background imageImages Dated 11th May 2004: Linenized Music Rolls advert

Linenized Music Rolls advert
An advertisement for linenized music rolls from the perforated music company, 94 Regent Street

Background imageImages Dated 11th May 2004: The crater of Merapi, Java

The crater of Merapi, Java
The Javanese volcano erupted in 1931 causing arount 1300 fatalities. Aeroplanes rescued natives cut off by the four mile stream of lava

Background imageImages Dated 11th May 2004: Borax

Borax
A romantically styled ad for Borax antiseptic from 1885. Borax was used for a wide variety of household jobs being effective as an anti-bacterial, cleaning, fungicidal and bleaching agent

Background imageImages Dated 11th May 2004: Recreations on board the Empress of Ireland, reading and wri

Recreations on board the Empress of Ireland, reading and wri
Recreations aboard the ill-fated Empress of Ireland. Reading and writing in the liners library, a space which all the family could enjoy


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