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Background imageImages Dated 31st May 2011: Exeter Change by Charles Robinson

Exeter Change by Charles Robinson
A visit to the menagerie at Exeter Change, one of the many picturesque buildings in the Strand destroyed by road widening in 1830. Built on the site of St

Background imageImages Dated 31st May 2011: Birkenhead Park Gateway

Birkenhead Park Gateway
The fine Neo Classical entrance gateway to Birkenhead Park, Merseyside, England. The park was opened in 1847. 1950s

Background imageImages Dated 31st May 2011: Advert / Pravia Soap 1916

Advert / Pravia Soap 1916
Heno de Pravia soap in the shower Date: 1916

Background imageImages Dated 31st May 2011: John Joseph Mechi

John Joseph Mechi
JOHN JOSEPH MECHI merchant and agriculturist Date: 1802 - 1880

Background imageImages Dated 31st May 2011: Tir Aux Pigeons (Sem)

Tir Aux Pigeons (Sem)
The great thing about Le tir aux pigeons at Monte Carlo is that you can do it in your best clothes, theres no danger and no one (except the pigeons) gets hurt... Date: 1905

Background imageImages Dated 31st May 2011: Death of President Abraham Lincoln

Death of President Abraham Lincoln in Washington, D.C. April 15th 1865. The Nations Martyr. Mr. Chase C. J. Secy. McCulloch. Atty. General. Vice Prest. Johnson. Chas. Sumner. Secy. Stanton. Secy

Background imageImages Dated 31st May 2011: Children posting a letter

Children posting a letter
Two children, dressed in adorable matching yellow outfits, post a letter at a rather remote looking postbox. Date: 1951

Background imageImages Dated 31st May 2011: Quagga

Quagga, (Equus quagga quagga), an extinct subspecies of the plains zebra. 1814

Background imageImages Dated 31st May 2011: Death of President William Henry Harrison

Death of President William Henry Harrison

Background imageImages Dated 31st May 2011: Death of General Andrew Jackson

Death of General Andrew Jackson (1767-1845). President of the United States from 1829 to 1837. I am in the hands of a merciful god. I have full confidence in his goodness and mercy

Background imageImages Dated 31st May 2011: Death of George Washington

Death of George Washington

Background imageImages Dated 31st May 2011: Death of President Abraham Lincoln

Death of President Abraham Lincoln in Washington, D.C. April 15th 1865. The Nations Martyr. Date: April 15th 1865

Background imageImages Dated 31st May 2011: The Baptism of Pocahontas

The Baptism of Pocahontas

Background imageImages Dated 31st May 2011: The Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence
Signing of the Declaration of Independence July 4th 1776. Date: July 4th 1776

Background imageImages Dated 31st May 2011: Death of William Henry Harrison

Death of William Henry Harrison (1773-1841), ninth American President, I wish you to understand the true principles of the Government. I wish them carried out. I ask nothing more

Background imageImages Dated 31st May 2011: Birth Register 1760S

Birth Register 1760S
The church register at Neston, the Wirral, Merseyside, England, recording the birth of Emy Lyon in 1761. Emy grew up to be no other than Lady Emma Hamilton. 1760s

Background imageImages Dated 31st May 2011: Burns Festival Procession

Burns Festival Procession
A view of the Grand Procession, part of the Festival held in honour of the memory of Robert Burns at the town of Ayr, south-west Scotland. The poet was known as the Bard of Ayrshire

Background imageImages Dated 31st May 2011: Burns Banquet at Montreal

Burns Banquet at Montreal
A Banquet to honour the centenary of the birth of Scottish poet Robert Burns is held in the Canadian city of Montreal Date: 25 January 1859

Background imageImages Dated 31st May 2011: The Abominable Clubman by Wyndham Robinson

The Abominable Clubman by Wyndham Robinson
Amusing, Festival of Britain themed cartoon, showing crowds rushing to see the sights of the Festival of Britain, while a toffish clubman shouts above the melee

Background imageImages Dated 31st May 2011: King and Queen going to open Festival of Britain, 1951

King and Queen going to open Festival of Britain, 1951
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth pictured in an open carriage making their way along Fleet Street to St. Pauls Cathedral to open the Festival of Britain in May 1951

Background imageImages Dated 31st May 2011: Burns Festival at the Crystal Palace

Burns Festival at the Crystal Palace
A scene from the Festival held at the Crystal Palace, Sydenham, to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Scottish poet Robbert Burns

Background imageImages Dated 31st May 2011: The Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (born 1921), consort of Queen Elizabeth II, pictured in caricature by Hoffning for the Tatler. Date: 1951

Background imageImages Dated 31st May 2011: Daks advertisement, 1951

Daks advertisement, 1951
Advertisement for Daks suits, featuring a couple of chaps sporting checked suits, and smoking pipes. Date: 1951

Background imageImages Dated 31st May 2011: Tatler front cover, Festival of Britain number 1951

Tatler front cover, Festival of Britain number 1951
Front cover of The Tatler, 9 May 1951, celebrating the opening of the Festival of Britain. The cover features the 18th century Tatler mascot striding over the site on Londons South Bank. Date: 1951

Background imageImages Dated 31st May 2011: Briggs at the Festival by Graham

Briggs at the Festival by Graham
Cartoon by Graham featuring his butler character Briggs (created for The Tatler) being pursued by some mischievous children who seem to have somehow got hold of the tall

Background imageImages Dated 31st May 2011: Mambrino (Racehorse)

Mambrino (Racehorse)
Bred by Lord Grosvenor. Date: circa 1880

Background imageImages Dated 31st May 2011: Huddersfield Children

Huddersfield Children
A group of boys and girls wearing Dutch costume at a Primitive Methodist Church in Huddersfield, Yorkshire. Date: circa 1900

Background imageImages Dated 31st May 2011: Costume / Sem 1901

Costume / Sem 1901
Depicted in caricature actress Liane de Pougy illustrates the current silhouette with extra height suggested by the plumed picture hat & trained skirt. A white feather boa is also worn Date: 1901

Background imageImages Dated 31st May 2011: Swan Upping - 3

Swan Upping - 3
Swan-herds take up swans on the Thames to mark them, a custom called swan-upping Date: 1877

Background imageImages Dated 31st May 2011: British / India / Early Ride

British / India / Early Ride
The early morning ride Date: 1879

Background imageImages Dated 31st May 2011: Kw Siemens / Cassell 1893

Kw Siemens / Cassell 1893
KARL WILHELM SIEMENS later SIR CHARLES WILLIAM German-English electrical engineer and industrialist Date: 1823 - 1883

Background imageImages Dated 31st May 2011: GOD-BRAIN

GOD-BRAIN
AVENGERS OF SPACE (Henry Kuttner) The captive travellers from Earth are dragged before the God-Brain of Kathor. Date: 1938

Background imageImages Dated 31st May 2011: Review in Batavia

Review in Batavia
His Excellency the Governor General and the Commanders of the Army and Navy in their carriage during a review at Batavia (Djakarta, Jakarta), Java, Indonesia. Date: 1930s

Background imageImages Dated 31st May 2011: Miners & Lamps

Miners & Lamps
A group of British coal miners clutching their lamps have a good chuckle at a letter. Date: 1930s

Background imageImages Dated 31st May 2011: F Siemens / Cassell 1893

F Siemens / Cassell 1893
FRIEDRICH SIEMENS German-English engineer Date: 1826 - 1904

Background imageImages Dated 31st May 2011: Kw Siemens / Cig Card

Kw Siemens / Cig Card
KARL WILHELM SIEMENS later SIR CHARLES WILLIAM German-English electrical engineer and industrialist Date: 1823 - 1883

Background imageImages Dated 31st May 2011: Typical Polish Patriot

Typical Polish Patriot
An archetypal Polish patriot Date: circa 1830

Background imageImages Dated 31st May 2011: Beyond the Planetoids

Beyond the Planetoids
BEYOND THE PLANETOIDS (Edwin K Sloat) As the two pirate ships collide, the escaped prisoners - fortunately wearing space suits - hurtle into the void Date: 1932

Background imageImages Dated 31st May 2011: Boy & Girl / Groom / Bride

Boy & Girl / Groom / Bride
A small boy and an even smaller girl, dressed up as bride and groom. Date: circa 1920?

Background imageImages Dated 31st May 2011: Acad Francaise 1896

Acad Francaise 1896
Visited by Russian royals. The Academy is the most celebrated of the five academies which makes up the Institut. Date: 7 October 1896


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