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Images Dated 12th May 2011

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Background imageImages Dated 12th May 2011: New Street Station, Birmingham

New Street Station, Birmingham Date: 1906

Background imageImages Dated 12th May 2011: National Service 1947

National Service 1947
Eighteen-year-old R.A.S.C. National Service recruit Tony Boxall. Date: 1947

Background imageImages Dated 12th May 2011: Snake Tattoo

Snake Tattoo
The latest craze for feminine beauty is the tattooing of the back with serpents, butterflies, etc. This picture was taken in a London salon. Date: 1929

Background imageImages Dated 12th May 2011: South Elmsall, West Yorkshire

South Elmsall, West Yorkshire. The town is most famous for its coal-mining past; it was the site of Frickley Colliery, which was one of the largest in the whole country

Background imageImages Dated 12th May 2011: High Cup Nick - Teesdale

High Cup Nick - Teesdale, east side of the Pennines in County Durham Date: circa 1930s

Background imageImages Dated 12th May 2011: Painting Stage Sets

Painting Stage Sets
Painting stage sets on old wooden scaffolding at the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. Date: 1960s

Background imageImages Dated 12th May 2011: Theatrical Wig Maker

Theatrical Wig Maker
An old gentleman wig maker at work, Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), Stratford-upon- Avon, Warwickshire, England. Date: 1960s

Background imageImages Dated 12th May 2011: North Bay light Railway, Scarborough

North Bay light Railway, Scarborough, North Yorkshire Date: circa 1930s

Background imageImages Dated 12th May 2011: Wardrobe Department

Wardrobe Department
Ladies in the Wardrobe Department of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. Date: 1960s

Background imageImages Dated 12th May 2011: Indian soldiers at Portsmouth Dock Yard

Indian soldiers at Portsmouth Dock Yard
Indian troops at Portsmouth in 1882 waiting to be shipped to Egypt to tackle a rebellion against British rule. The British relied heavily on Indian troops to enforce their military power. Date: 1882

Background imageImages Dated 12th May 2011: Japanese Story-Telling

Japanese Story-Telling
A Japanese grandmother tells traditional tales to a group of children gathered round the brazier, laying aside their kites, dolls and tops. Date: 1899

Background imageImages Dated 12th May 2011: Corset Advert 1922

Corset Advert 1922
Advertisement for Royal Worcester and Bon Ton kidfilling corsets (the corsets of style-superiority) Date: 1922

Background imageImages Dated 12th May 2011: Patriotic Italian postcard

Patriotic Italian postcard featuring an athletic barely-clad man before a flaming altar and a crown of thorns, definitely stressing the importance of some form of personal sacrifice being beneficial

Background imageImages Dated 12th May 2011: Rock Garden Teahouse - Sutton Hall, Yorkshire

Rock Garden Teahouse - Sutton Hall, Yorkshire
The Rock Garden, Tea House and tennis courts at Sutton Hall, Sutton, Thirsk, Yorkshire Date: circa 1909

Background imageImages Dated 12th May 2011: UK ceramics Industry at Burslem, Staffs (1 / 4)

UK ceramics Industry at Burslem, Staffs (1 / 4)
Dippers at work, glazing the ware, Date: circa 1910s

Background imageImages Dated 12th May 2011: Mont St Michel, Normandy, France (4 / 6)

Mont St Michel, Normandy, France (4 / 6)
Mont St Michel, Normandy, France - The Hall of the Knights (13th century) Date: circa 1930s

Background imageImages Dated 12th May 2011: Tokyo Street Scene

Tokyo Street Scene
An early view of one of Tokyos principal thorough- -fares, home to daimios (officials) : later it will house the Foreign Office and War Department. Date: early 19th century

Background imageImages Dated 12th May 2011: Japanese Jinrickshaw

Japanese Jinrickshaw
A Japanese Jin-rik-sha, more like a pram than the usual rickshaw. How the passenger gets in/out is not evident... Date: 1899

Background imageImages Dated 12th May 2011: Japanese Feast of Dolls

Japanese Feast of Dolls
Every year, on the third day of the third month, the Hina Matsuri - Feast of Dolls - is celebrated in Japanese homes, girls receiving new additions to their collections. Date: 1899

Background imageImages Dated 12th May 2011: UK ceramics Industry at Burslem, Staffs (4 / 4)

UK ceramics Industry at Burslem, Staffs (4 / 4)
Flat presser making dishes at a pottery in Burslem, Staffs Date: circa 1910s

Background imageImages Dated 12th May 2011: Mont St Michel, Normandy, France (2 / 6)

Mont St Michel, Normandy, France (2 / 6)
Mont St Michel, Normandy, France - view from the causeway Date: circa 1930s

Background imageImages Dated 12th May 2011: Grand Hotel and chair lift, Scarborough

Grand Hotel and chair lift, Scarborough, North Yorkshire Date: circa 1930s

Background imageImages Dated 12th May 2011: Mont St Michel, Normandy, France (6 / 6)

Mont St Michel, Normandy, France (6 / 6)
Mont St Michel, Normandy, France - Sheep moving from their grazing ground on the salt meadows around Mont Saint Michel (Les Pres Sales)

Background imageImages Dated 12th May 2011: UK ceramics Industry at Burslem, Staffs (2 / 4)

UK ceramics Industry at Burslem, Staffs (2 / 4)
Making toilet ware at Burslem, Staffs (making the jugs for jug and basin sets). Date: circa 1910s

Background imageImages Dated 12th May 2011: Cotherstone, Yorkshire

Cotherstone, Yorkshire - the main street Date: circa 1910s

Background imageImages Dated 12th May 2011: Whitby Piers and lighthouses, Yorkshire

Whitby Piers and lighthouses, Yorkshire Date: circa 1909

Background imageImages Dated 12th May 2011: Hull, Yorkshire - Soldiers Memorial, Paragon Square

Hull, Yorkshire - Soldiers Memorial, Paragon Square
Hull, Yorkshire - Hull South African War Memorial, Paragon Square - unveiled in 1904 and dedicated to the soldiers who lost their lives fighting in South Africa during the Boer War. Date: 1913

Background imageImages Dated 12th May 2011: South Shields, Tyne and Wear - The Sands

South Shields, Tyne and Wear - The Sands Date: circa 1930s

Background imageImages Dated 12th May 2011: War Memorial at Port Sunlight

War Memorial at Port Sunlight - engraved on the plinth are the names of Lever Brothers employees who lost their lives in the two world wars. Date: circa 1927

Background imageImages Dated 12th May 2011: Rough sea hitting the East Pier at Whitby, Yorkshire

Rough sea hitting the East Pier at Whitby, Yorkshire
A rough sea hitting the East Pier at Whitby, Yorkshire Date: circa 1909

Background imageImages Dated 12th May 2011: UK ceramics Industry at Burslem, Staffs (3 / 4)

UK ceramics Industry at Burslem, Staffs (3 / 4)
Potter at his wheel (in his 80th year!) making vases Date: circa 1910s

Background imageImages Dated 12th May 2011: Lawrence Street, York

Lawrence Street, York Date: circa 1910s

Background imageImages Dated 12th May 2011: Mont St Michel, Normandy, France (3 / 6)

Mont St Michel, Normandy, France (3 / 6)
Mont St Michel, Normandy, France - The Cloisters of the Abbey Date: circa 1930s

Background imageImages Dated 12th May 2011: Girl & Mouse

Girl & Mouse
A little girl holding her pet mouse in the palm of her hand. Date: 1930s

Background imageImages Dated 12th May 2011: Tattooing the Eyebrows

Tattooing the Eyebrows
The latest craze for feminine beauty is the tattooing of the eyebrows with small flowers and butterflies. This picture shows a lady being tattooed in a West End (of London) salon. Date: 1929

Background imageImages Dated 12th May 2011: Studying Liquid Flow

Studying Liquid Flow
Scientific Assistant G. Dimmick, studying liquid flow down surfaces, in connection with the S.G.H.W. reactor programme, Winfrith Atomic Energy Establishment. Date: 1960s

Background imageImages Dated 12th May 2011: Tattooing an Armpit

Tattooing an Armpit
The latest craze for feminine beauty is the tattooing of armpits with small flowers and butterflies. This picture shows a lady being tattooed in a West End (of London) salon. Date: 1929

Background imageImages Dated 12th May 2011: Ultrasonic Probes

Ultrasonic Probes
The Analytical Research Unit, Harwell : Measuring the beam characteristics of Ultrasonic probes. Date: March 1968

Background imageImages Dated 12th May 2011: Skull Reconstruction

Skull Reconstruction
Frau Erna von Engel Baiersdoef (Vienna Natural History Museum Austria), reconstructs the skull of a Prehistoric Man.The entire skull case is covered in plasticine skin. Date: 1930s

Background imageImages Dated 12th May 2011: Sarajevo Market

Sarajevo Market
Veiled Muslim women at Sarajevo market, Serbia (former Yugoslavia). Date: 1930s

Background imageImages Dated 12th May 2011: English Porch

English Porch
An interesting wooden porch on one of the old houses in Dorking, Surrey, England. Date: 18th century

Background imageImages Dated 12th May 2011: England / Ipswich

England / Ipswich
Sparrowes House, or The Ancient House, Ispwich, Suffolk, is an architectural gem, built in 1567 by George Copping. It has four oriel windows and even the gabled windows have cupids Date: 16th century

Background imageImages Dated 12th May 2011: Calgarth Hall Ceiling

Calgarth Hall Ceiling
Part of the ornate plasterwork ceilings in one of the bedrooms of CALGARTH HALL, Lake Windermere, Cumbria, England. Date: 16th century

Background imageImages Dated 12th May 2011: Dormer Window

Dormer Window
Throw open wide your window! The typical Victorian dormer window of a old cottage in Essex, England. Date: 19th century

Background imageImages Dated 12th May 2011: Skull Reconstruction

Skull Reconstruction
Frau Erna von Engel Baiersdoef (Vienna Natural History Museum Austria), reconstructs the skull of a Prehistoric Man. On skull cast, blobs are affixed to estimate soft tissue depth. Date: 1930s

Background imageImages Dated 12th May 2011: Staining Floorboards

Staining Floorboards
Using a brush to stain floorboards with permanganate of potash (potassium permanganate). Date: 1930s

Background imageImages Dated 12th May 2011: Famous Door Knocker

Famous Door Knocker
The door knocker of Gainsborough House, Sudbury, Suffolk, England, where the famous English painter Thomas Gainsborough (1727 - 1788) was born. Date: 18th century

Background imageImages Dated 12th May 2011: Calgarth Hall Heraldry

Calgarth Hall Heraldry
Plasterwork in the old kitchen of CALGARTH HALL, on the banks of Lake Windermere, Cumbria, England, bearing the armourial shields of Christopher Philipson and Elizabeth Wyvil. Date: 16th century



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