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Background imageImages Dated 24th April 2012: His Masters Breath - Satire

His Masters Breath - Satire
His Masters Breath Satirical play on the dog/gramophone logo for His Masters Voice, substituting the music player for a whiskey jar and funnel

Background imageImages Dated 24th April 2012: Setting off on a Fox Hunt - leaving the Chateau

Setting off on a Fox Hunt - leaving the Chateau
A group of Upper Class French Gentlemen and lady set off on a Fox Hunt - leaving the Chateau along with attendant handlers, Master of the hounds, horn bearers

Background imageImages Dated 24th April 2012: The Market Cross, Devizes, Wiltshire

The Market Cross, Devizes, Wiltshire. The cross bears the salutary tale of Ruth Pierce, accused of cheating some buyers at the market, which led to her mysterious death

Background imageImages Dated 24th April 2012: Tsai Shen Yeh - The Chinese God of wealth

Tsai Shen Yeh - The Chinese God of wealth
Tsai Shen Yeh is a Chinese God of wealth (often also called Lu Shing or The Star God of Wealth). Images of the God can be seen in many Chinese and oriental houses and buildings

Background imageImages Dated 24th April 2012: Les Diablerets, Switzerland

Les Diablerets, Switzerland
Les Diablerets - a village and ski resort located in the municipality of Ormont-Dessus in the canton of Vaud, Switzerland. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageImages Dated 24th April 2012: Saucy dancer, wearing only balloons - Following raid

Saucy dancer, wearing only balloons - Following raid
Saucy dancer, wearing only balloons, following a police raid: " You can t pin anything on me!" Date: late 1930s

Background imageImages Dated 24th April 2012: Bricklayers / Workmen / 1856

Bricklayers / Workmen / 1856
A pair of bricklayers building a wall Date: 1856

Background imageImages Dated 24th April 2012: The Plane - and the Beautiful by Albert Bailey

The Plane - and the Beautiful by Albert Bailey
A group of young women, attired in elegant swimwear, wave to an aeroplane flying up ahead. Date: 1927

Background imageImages Dated 24th April 2012: The Hotel and Church, Lundy Island, Bristol Channel

The Hotel and Church, Lundy Island, Bristol Channel Date: circa 1938

Background imageImages Dated 24th April 2012: Pietermaritzburg seen from Worlds View

Pietermaritzburg seen from Worlds View
The view from Worlds View, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageImages Dated 24th April 2012: Barred from Womens Lecture for wearing bloomers

Barred from Womens Lecture for wearing bloomers
A woman wearing bloomers is stopped by a Vicar from entering a Lecture (for Women Only !) as she is wearing bloomers, which Rev Self Righteous views as totally unsuitable for a lady! Date: 1911

Background imageImages Dated 24th April 2012: Streamlined Rock Island Rocket - American train

Streamlined Rock Island Rocket - American train
Streamlined Rock Island Rocket of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad - Innovative (and futuristic) American diesel-electric passenger locomotive design built by the Budd Company

Background imageImages Dated 24th April 2012: A Good Samaritan - Indian Soldier - WWI

A Good Samaritan - Indian Soldier - WWI
A Good Samaritan - Colonial Indian Soldier from Delhi aids a wounded French trooper - WWI. He leads him to the safety of the Allied lines on the back of a Donkey Date: circa 1917

Background imageImages Dated 24th April 2012: Demolition of a Factory Chimney - Chorley, Lancashire

Demolition of a Factory Chimney - Chorley, Lancashire Date: circa late 1950s

Background imageImages Dated 24th April 2012: A Texans eye view of the USA

A Texans eye view of the USA, with a certain state having slightly more georgraphical significance than the physical reality....!! Date: circa 1930s

Background imageImages Dated 24th April 2012: 1953 FA Cup Final

1953 FA Cup Final
At Wembley Stadium, the Queen, with the Duke of Edinburgh and FA Secretary Sir Stanley Rous either side of her, presents a Cup-winners medal to Stanley Matthews of Blackpool

Background imageImages Dated 24th April 2012: Russian Football Match

Russian Football Match
Stylised painting of an early 1930s Russian Football match Date: 1931

Background imageImages Dated 24th April 2012: Market Reports Series - Country Ducks arriving

Market Reports Series - Country Ducks arriving
One of the Market Reports illustrated postcard series. Country Ducks arrived in excellent condition. Date: 1903

Background imageImages Dated 24th April 2012: Royal Horse Artillery - Gun Team

Royal Horse Artillery - Gun Team
Royal Horse Artillery Gun Team - Horse artillery differs from field artillery in that the whole gun detachment is mounted and the gun and wagon aretherefore freed from the load of men

Background imageImages Dated 24th April 2012: Ruse, Bulgaria - The Paddlesteamer Krum

Ruse, Bulgaria - The Paddlesteamer Krum
Ruse, Bulgaria - the most significant Bulgarian river port - The Paddlesteamer Krum. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageImages Dated 24th April 2012: Potsdamer Platz - Berlin, Germany

Potsdamer Platz - Berlin, Germany with a view of the Leipziger Srasse Date: circa 1910s

Background imageImages Dated 24th April 2012: Verdi Falstaff Paris

Verdi Falstaff Paris
GIUSEPPE VERDI the Italian opera composer rehearsing Falstaff at Paris in 1894 Date: 1813-1901

Background imageImages Dated 24th April 2012: MAP / ASIA 1763

MAP / ASIA 1763
Map of Asia Date: 1763

Background imageImages Dated 24th April 2012: Listening to an early Telephone Receiver

Listening to an early Telephone Receiver
Listening to an early telephone receiver. " A Word to the Wise is Sufficient." Date: circa 1903

Background imageImages Dated 24th April 2012: Mortar Calculations - Fort Wright - Fishers Island, New York

Mortar Calculations - Fort Wright - Fishers Island, New York
Directing the range of the Mortars - Fort Wright - Fishers Island - New York, USA. Military Cadets using complex higher mathematical formulae and telephone instructions to work out the exact aiming

Background imageImages Dated 24th April 2012: Procession of Horse Guardsmen - London

Procession of Horse Guardsmen - London Date: circa 1910s

Background imageImages Dated 24th April 2012: Russian Grenadier Guardsman on skis

Russian Grenadier Guardsman on skis
Soldier of the Russian regiment of foot grenadiers of the Guard. A hunter-scout wearing skis. Date: 1900

Background imageImages Dated 24th April 2012: Rostov on the Don River, Russia - Unloading grain

Rostov on the Don River, Russia - Unloading grain
Unloading of grain on the banks of the Don River - Rostov-on-Don - the administrative center of Rostov Oblast, Russia. Date: 1903

Background imageImages Dated 24th April 2012: Sporting Gal and her horse - Dumb Luck

Sporting Gal and her horse - Dumb Luck
Dumb Luck Sporting Gal and her horse bemoaning the lack of success in the previous race. Dobbin is still the lucky recipient of a chunk of finest Tate & Lyle... Date: circa 1910

Background imageImages Dated 24th April 2012: Mounted guards destined for the Front - WWI

Mounted guards destined for the Front - WWI
Mounted guards - British Military heading for the Western Front at the start of World War One. Date: circa 1915

Background imageImages Dated 24th April 2012: Sale of Indian corn

Sale of Indian corn
The government sale of Indian corn at Cork, Ireland. Date: 1846

Background imageImages Dated 24th April 2012: Staged Seppuku Harakiri Ceremony - Japan

Staged Seppuku Harakiri Ceremony - Japan
A (thankfully) staged Seppuku or Harakiri ceremony (from the late Edo period) of ritual suicide. A Japanese man has opened a cut in his abdomen in front of two witnesses

Background imageImages Dated 24th April 2012: Senora Carmen Romero Rubio de Diaz

Senora Carmen Romero Rubio de Diaz (1864-1944), second wife of Porfirio Diaz, President of Mexico. Date: circa 1904

Background imageImages Dated 24th April 2012: Grand Hotel Victoria at Damascus, Syria

Grand Hotel Victoria at Damascus, Syria
Hotel Victoria in Damascus, Syria - famous for a meeting between Allenby, King Faisal and Lawrence of Arabia. Date: 1905

Background imageImages Dated 24th April 2012: American Valentines Day card

American Valentines Day card
To my Sweetheart An amorous young chap in full pierrot fig, presenting his beloved (wearing her prettiest purple ball gown) with a giant heart as a sign of his affection. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageImages Dated 24th April 2012: A girl says goodbye to War-bound partner

A girl says goodbye to War-bound partner
Sweet Jenny Gray (song lyric) Jenny Gray, tis dawn of day, and we two must part, All your tears, dear, that start find their way to my heart; Dear Old England borrows all its sunshine from you

Background imageImages Dated 24th April 2012: The Badges of Cavalry Regimants in the British Army 1915

The Badges of Cavalry Regimants in the British Army 1915
Thirty-one regiments, divided into three regiments of Household Cavalry and twenty-eight regiments of the line. Of these latter seven are regiments of Dragoon Guards, three of Dragoons

Background imageImages Dated 24th April 2012: German holding up the other Central Powers

German holding up the other Central Powers
Russian caricature from WWI era showing Germany struggling to support the failing efforts of their allies, the other Central Powers, The Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria (?). Date: circa 1917

Background imageImages Dated 24th April 2012: Tapping a rubber tree in Sri Lanka

Tapping a rubber tree in Sri Lanka Date: circa 1910s

Background imageImages Dated 24th April 2012: South Sudan - Village Women - Tonga

South Sudan - Village Women - Tonga Date: circa 1910s

Background imageImages Dated 24th April 2012: St Malo, Brittany, France (Emerald Coast)

St Malo, Brittany, France (Emerald Coast)
Lightermen (and women) (" Garbarriers" ) - at St Malo, Brittany, France. Lightermen were workers who transferred goods between ships and quays

Background imageImages Dated 24th April 2012: Egyptian Shadoof - Irrigation system on the River Nile

Egyptian Shadoof - Irrigation system on the River Nile
Egyptian Shadoof at Cairo, raising water from the Nile to irrigate fields. The shadoof was originally developed in ancient Mesopotamia, and appears on a Sargonid seal of around 2000 BCE

Background imageImages Dated 24th April 2012: Carling Number 2 Mobile Home - Charles Louvet

Carling Number 2 Mobile Home - Charles Louvet
A very early prototype mobile home - The Carling Number 2 - designed by French automotive engineer Charles Louvet, photographed in Nice in 1925

Background imageImages Dated 24th April 2012: Map and location of YMCA Hotel - Chicago, USA

Map and location of YMCA Hotel - Chicago, USA Date: circa 1930s

Background imageImages Dated 24th April 2012: French satirical cartoon - criticism of Second Boer War

French satirical cartoon - criticism of Second Boer War (1899-1902). The British army is pictured as ranks of cloned mules

Background imageImages Dated 24th April 2012: South Sudan - Dinka Tribal Village at Bor, Bahr-el-Jebel

South Sudan - Dinka Tribal Village at Bor, Bahr-el-Jebel Date: circa 1910s

Background imageImages Dated 24th April 2012: Avenue de la Gare - Berck-Plage, France

Avenue de la Gare - Berck-Plage, France Date: 1909

Background imageImages Dated 24th April 2012: South Sudan - Shulluk Girls of the White Nile

South Sudan - Shulluk Girls of the White Nile - a fantastic photograph. Two carry large woven baskets on their heads. Date: circa 1910s



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