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Background imageImages Dated 18th April 2011: Scrabster Harbour and Dunnet Head, Thurso

Scrabster Harbour and Dunnet Head, Thurso
Thurso, Scotland - Scrabster Harbour and Dunnet Head Date: circa 1910s

Background imageImages Dated 18th April 2011: Barrow-in-Furness - Coppernob

Barrow-in-Furness - Coppernob
Barrow-in-Furness Railway Station. From 1907-1941 the famous Furness Railway steam locomotive " Coppernob" was preserved in a special glass case outside the station

Background imageImages Dated 18th April 2011: Old Shetlanders, Havera Isle

Old Shetlanders, Havera Isle, Shetland Islands, Scotland. Date: 1918

Background imageImages Dated 18th April 2011: Ordnance Survey map cover - Dorking and Leith Hill

Ordnance Survey map cover - Dorking and Leith Hill
Front cover of an Ordnance Survey map covering the Dorking and Leith Hill area of Surrey. The cover features a hiker or rambler leaning against a wall and smoking a pipe as he consults his map

Background imageImages Dated 18th April 2011: Decorations for the Coronation - Singapore

Decorations for the Coronation - Singapore
A simply outstanding set of street decorations in Singapore, set up to mark the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. Erected and funded by High Street Indian Merchants

Background imageImages Dated 18th April 2011: Romania - Iasi - Various views

Romania - Iasi - Various views
Scenes from Iasi, Romania, including the Royal Court of Moldavia (bottom left), a general view over the town, a statue of Miron Costin (a Moldavian (Romanian) political figure and chronicler

Background imageImages Dated 18th April 2011: Romania - Iasi - Vasile Lupu Normal School

Romania - Iasi - Vasile Lupu Normal School
Vasile Lupu Normal School - Iasi, Romania Date: circa 1900

Background imageImages Dated 18th April 2011: Smelter - Morenci, Arizona, USA

Smelter - Morenci, Arizona, USA
Smelter - Morenci Copper Mine, Arizona, USA. The Detroit Copper Company started mining at Morenci in 1872. Copper Queen Consolidated Mining bought the property in 1885

Background imageImages Dated 18th April 2011: Rough Sea in Lerwick Harbour

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

Background imageImages Dated 18th April 2011: The Belle of the Ball

The Belle of the Ball - a young girl in a fantastic fancy dress frock dancing at the carnival. A Christmas postcard Date: circa 1910s

Background imageImages Dated 18th April 2011: Lloyd Georges Maternity Insurance Benefit

Lloyd Georges Maternity Insurance Benefit
In the early twentieth century a free National Health Service did not yet exist and the poor could not usually afford medical services

Background imageImages Dated 18th April 2011: Epsom, Surrey - The Public Hall

Epsom, Surrey - The Public Hall Date: circa 1910s

Background imageImages Dated 18th April 2011: Relief of Prague by Russians (1 / 6)

Relief of Prague by Russians (1 / 6)
Prague, Czech Republic - relief of the city at the end of World War Two by Russian forces. Here a young Russian female soldier rides into the city. Date: 1945

Background imageImages Dated 18th April 2011: Relief of Prague by Russians (2 / 6)

Relief of Prague by Russians (2 / 6)
Relief of Prague by Russian forces at the end of World War Two. Russian officers march into Wenceslas Square ahead of their tanks, covered in troops and wellwishers. Date: 1945

Background imageImages Dated 18th April 2011: Earls Court Wheel

Earls Court Wheel
The Giant Ferris Wheel at Earls Court, London, showing the emergency evacuation procedure - a picture which was no doubt intended to reassure nervous passengers Date: 1894

Background imageImages Dated 18th April 2011: Great Depression (USA) cartoon

Great Depression (USA) cartoon
Great Depression cartoon. We re on our ass. Here we are together ON OUR ASS. If this depression don t improve, We ll all be forced TO DIGEST GRASS ! Date: 1930s

Background imageImages Dated 18th April 2011: Prince Moulay Hassan - Spitfire

Prince Moulay Hassan - Spitfire
Prince Moulay Hassan (later King Hassan II of Morocco) (1929-1999) sitting in the cockpit of a Spitfire - the aircraft responsible for such success against the German airforce during the Second World

Background imageImages Dated 18th April 2011: People from Dobruja, Romania

People from Dobruja, Romania
People from Dobruja (or Dobrudja / Dobrudzha / Dobrogea) - a historical region shared by Bulgaria and Romania, located between the lower Danube River and the Black Sea, including the Danube Delta

Background imageImages Dated 18th April 2011: Egypt - Bisharin warrior, Aswan

Egypt - Bisharin warrior, Aswan
A Bisharin Tribesman of Aswan, Egypt with his shield, spear and small Egyptain lyre. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageImages Dated 18th April 2011: The Last Aztecs - Maximo and Bartolo

The Last Aztecs - Maximo and Bartolo
Two sideshow exhibits, Maximo and Bartola, both sufferes of microcephaly, who were billed by freakshow promoters as The Last Aztecs

Background imageImages Dated 18th April 2011: Romania - Iasi - Sola Bragadiru

Romania - Iasi - Sola Bragadiru (Bragadiru Street). The fine building on the right would appear to be a theatre (due to the posters and playbill on the noticeboard far right). Date: circa 1910s

Background imageImages Dated 18th April 2011: Admiral Makarov at Constantinople

Admiral Makarov at Constantinople
Stepan Osipovich Makarov (1848-1904) Russian admiral in command of the Pacific fleet at beginning of Russo-Japanese War (1904-5)

Background imageImages Dated 18th April 2011: The Former king of Dahomey and his wives

The Former king of Dahomey and his wives
Behanzin, the Former king of Dahomey and his wives in exile in Algeria. Behanzin (1844-1906) is considered the eleventh King of Dahomey (now Benin)

Background imageImages Dated 18th April 2011: The Lion and the Fox

The Lion and the Fox
British Lion " Going to help me, are you? Thank you for nothing, Master Fox. I began the work alone, and I mean to finish it!!

Background imageImages Dated 18th April 2011: Heath Robinson and his pea-splitting machine

Heath Robinson and his pea-splitting machine
Photograph of William Heath Robinson (1872 - 1944), pictured with his own model of a pea-splitting machine. A well-loved artist, illustrator and cartoonist

Background imageImages Dated 18th April 2011: Sikkim - Wall at Yadong, China

Sikkim - Wall at Yadong, China
The Tibet / China / India frontier border amid the Himalayan Mountains. A wall of houses at Sikkim, Yatung (Yadong). Date: 1910s

Background imageImages Dated 18th April 2011: Cairo - Sellers of Bouza

Cairo - Sellers of Bouza
Itinerant sellers of Bouza, a fermented alcoholic beverage produced from wheat in Egypt. Is this the origin of the English term booze??? Date: circa 1910s

Background imageImages Dated 18th April 2011: Anghel Saligny Bridge, Cernavoda, Romania

Anghel Saligny Bridge, Cernavoda, Romania
The Anghel Saligny Bridge (formerly King Carol I Bridge - built between 1890 and 1895) over the River - formerly the longest bridge in Europe and the third longest in the world

Background imageImages Dated 18th April 2011: Jean Nicolet Monument at Menasha, Wisconsin

Jean Nicolet Monument at Menasha, Wisconsin
The Jean Nicolet Monument at Menasha, Wisconsin - erected by the Womans Club of Menasha in 1906. Close to this location, Jean Nicolet landed and was the first white man in Wisconsin

Background imageImages Dated 18th April 2011: Moscow Uprising - Damage to buildings

Moscow Uprising - Damage to buildings
Between 5th and 7th December, there was a general strike by Russian workers. The government sent in troops on 7th December, and a bitter street-by-street fight began in Moscow

Background imageImages Dated 18th April 2011: Suffragette as a goose

Suffragette as a goose
A superb propaganda postcard for Womens Rights, showing a goose in prison plummage, standing atop at bucket and speaking at a meeting of geese

Background imageImages Dated 18th April 2011: Strada Tecuci, Galati, Romania

Strada Tecuci, Galati, Romania
Strada Tecuci, Galati - a city and municipality in Romania, the capital of Galati County. Located in the historical region of Moldavia, in the close vicinity of Braila

Background imageImages Dated 18th April 2011: Aleppo - Syria - Carving above the entrance

Aleppo - Syria - Carving above the entrance
Aleppo - Syria - Beautiful carving of serpents and arabic script above the second gate of the Citadel. Date: circa 1908

Background imageImages Dated 18th April 2011: A Bourbonnais Man - France

A Bourbonnais Man - France
A Bourbonnais Man in traditional costume including a fine pair of thick wooden clogs - France Date: circa 1906

Background imageImages Dated 18th April 2011: Village Cart - Myanmar

Village Cart - Myanmar (Burma) Date: circa 1905

Background imageImages Dated 18th April 2011: Lille, France - The Liberation of the city (2 / 2)

Lille, France - The Liberation of the city (2 / 2)
Lille, France - After the liberation of the city at the end of the First World War. A Factory missing all of its machinery - carried off by the invading German army to use for their own ends

Background imageImages Dated 18th April 2011: Emancipated Woman - Husband doing chores

Emancipated Woman - Husband doing chores
The Handy-man at home An Emancipated Woman reads happily by the fire whilst her sailor husband does his fair share of the household chores by scrubbling the floor. Date: 1915

Background imageImages Dated 18th April 2011: Empire Exhibition - South Africa

Empire Exhibition - South Africa
Empire Exhibition - Johannesburg, South Africa, 1936. A group of native ladies carrying large gourds filled with beer on their heads

Background imageImages Dated 18th April 2011: Standard Bread Campaign

Standard Bread Campaign
The story of the Standard Bread Campaign began in 1880 when Mary Anne Yates Corkling (using the name May Yates) formed the Bread Reform League

Background imageImages Dated 18th April 2011: Romania - Braila - Galati Street

Romania - Braila - Galati Street
Galati Street - Braila, Romania - a city in Muntenia, eastern Romania, a port on the Danube and the capital of Braila County, in the close vicinity of Galati. Date: circa 1904

Background imageImages Dated 18th April 2011: General Leclerc - at Antony

General Leclerc - at Antony
Philippe Francois Marie, comte de Hauteclocque (1902-1947), laterly Leclerc de Hauteclocque (by a 1945 decree that incorporated his French Resistance alias Jacques-Philippe Leclerc to his name)

Background imageImages Dated 18th April 2011: Chivers Jellies - recipe booklet

Chivers Jellies - recipe booklet
Chivers Jellies - the cover of a little recipe booklet entitled Firm Favourites - pictured is a strawberry meringue jelly in a glass pie dish Date: circa 1930s

Background imageImages Dated 18th April 2011: Shepherd bellows into horses ear

Shepherd bellows into horses ear
Rather Hard of Hearing A young Shepherd fails to get the message across to his trusty steed, who appears to be stone deaf. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageImages Dated 18th April 2011: Romania - Iasi - The Military School

Romania - Iasi - The Military School
Romania - Iasi (Jassy) - The Military School Date: circa 1905

Background imageImages Dated 18th April 2011: Traditional Romanian Costume

Traditional Romanian Costume
A studio photographic portrait of a reclining man wearing traditional Romanian Costume Date: 1907

Background imageImages Dated 18th April 2011: Woman in the army

Woman in the army
New role for the Emancipated woman - Gwendoline of the Queens Bays - a female soldier in the British army at the end of the First World War. Date: 1918

Background imageImages Dated 18th April 2011: The Autmn Sale Scramble

The Autmn Sale Scramble
A policeman doing his hardest (!) to control a baying horde of women at the Autumn Sale. Date: 1906

Background imageImages Dated 18th April 2011: Where Richard Montgomery fell, Quebec

Where Richard Montgomery fell, Quebec
A sign showing the location where Richard Montgomery, a brigadier-general in the Continental Army (during the American Revolutionary War) fell whilst leading the failed 1775 invasion of Canada



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