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Images Dated 17th February 2016 (#3)

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Background imageImages Dated 17th February 2016: Egyptian Lady - Dark veil and elaborate golden jewellery

Egyptian Lady - Dark veil and elaborate golden jewellery
Egyptian Lady - Wearing a dark blue veil and adorned with elaborate golden jewellery, denoting her as a women of some status or wealth. Date: circa 1907

Background imageImages Dated 17th February 2016: Trinidad - An Oilfield with Derricks

Trinidad - An Oilfield with Derricks sitting over the individual oil wells. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageImages Dated 17th February 2016: Hide Tide on Blackpool Beach with Pier and Coat of Arms

Hide Tide on Blackpool Beach with Pier and Coat of Arms. A group of hardy holidaymakers brave a rather breezy day, one lady standing up to look out to sea through a pair of binoculars

Background imageImages Dated 17th February 2016: Poling a raft on the Rio Cobre River, Jamaica, West Indies

Poling a raft on the Rio Cobre River, Jamaica, West Indies. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageImages Dated 17th February 2016: Geographical Centre of North America at Rugby, North Dakota

Geographical Centre of North America at Rugby, North Dakota. Date: circa 1930

Background imageImages Dated 17th February 2016: WW2 - Home Front - Agricultural workers - Harvesting crops

WW2 - Home Front - Agricultural workers - Harvesting crops
WW2 - Home Front - Agricultural workers (including a group of land girls on left) - Harvesting crops Date: circa 1942

Background imageImages Dated 17th February 2016: All Souls College, Oxford University

All Souls College, Oxford University
All Souls College ( The Warden and the College of the Souls of All Faithful People Deceased in the University of Oxford ), Oxford University

Background imageImages Dated 17th February 2016: Railway Station at Bostanci, Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey

Railway Station at Bostanci, Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey
The Railway Station at Bostanci, a neighbourhood of Kadikoy, located on the Anatolian side of Istanbul, Turkey. The neighbourhood fronts the Sea of Marmara and is not far from the Princes Islands

Background imageImages Dated 17th February 2016: Samsun, Turkey - Imperial Ottoman Bank Building

Samsun, Turkey - Imperial Ottoman Bank Building. Capital of Samsun Province and important Port. Former Greek colony (BC). Captured by Seljuks in 1200

Background imageImages Dated 17th February 2016: WW2 - British Land Girls at work

WW2 - British Land Girls at work
WW2 - Four British Land Girls at work with hay-laden pitchforks resting on their shoulders. Date: circa 1942

Background imageImages Dated 17th February 2016: WW2 - British Land Girls at work

WW2 - British Land Girls at work
WW2 - Four British Land Girls at work - holding sheaves of corn. Date: circa 1942

Background imageImages Dated 17th February 2016: Modern and Old Costume in Turkey

Modern and Old Costume in Turkey
Soon after Ataturk took over in Turkey in the 1920s, there was liberation by women from the old modes of dress. Instead of impenetrable veils, they wore lighter, thinner veils

Background imageImages Dated 17th February 2016: Istanbul, Turkey - Courtyard of the Ayasofya with tourists

Istanbul, Turkey - Courtyard of the Ayasofya with tourists
Istanbul, Turkey - Courtyard of the Ayasofya with visiting tourist group. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageImages Dated 17th February 2016: Zinal - Swiss Alps - Couronne Imperiale peaks

Zinal - Swiss Alps - Couronne Imperiale peaks
A small group of Villagers enjoying a drink on the terrace of the Cafe de Zinal in the (now) resort of Zinal, which nestles right at the end of the Val dAnniviers

Background imageImages Dated 17th February 2016: Istanbul - Grande Rue de Pera - Lycee Galata Serai

Istanbul - Grande Rue de Pera - Lycee Galata Serai. Date: circa 1906

Background imageImages Dated 17th February 2016: The Lion Rock, Cheddar, Somerset

The Lion Rock, Cheddar, Somerset. Date: circa 1906

Background imageImages Dated 17th February 2016: Zermatt, Switzerland - Panoramic View of the Town

Zermatt, Switzerland - Panoramic View of the Town - Trift Gorge (Triftschlucht) and Wellenkuppe Date: circa 1912

Background imageImages Dated 17th February 2016: Tally Ho - Foxhunting kit and a trophy head

Tally Ho - Foxhunting kit and a trophy head! Date: 1911

Background imageImages Dated 17th February 2016: Royal Box, Westminster Abbey, London - George V Coronation

Royal Box, Westminster Abbey, London - George V Coronation
The Royal Box, Westminster Abbey, London set up for the Coronation of George V and Queen Mary on 22nd June 1911. Date: 1911

Background imageImages Dated 17th February 2016: The Albert Memorial, London - with pretty floral border

The Albert Memorial, London - with pretty floral border
The Albert Memorial, Kensington Gardens, London - with pretty floral border Date: circa 1910s

Background imageImages Dated 17th February 2016: Lion by Landseer, Nelsons Column, Trafalgar Square, London

Lion by Landseer, Nelsons Column, Trafalgar Square, London Date: circa 1910s

Background imageImages Dated 17th February 2016: The Old Water Gate, Thames Embankment, London

The Old Water Gate, Thames Embankment, London and part-view of the House in which Peter the Great (of Russia) lived whilst resident in the capital. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageImages Dated 17th February 2016: The Round Tower, Windsor Castle, Royal County of Berkshire

The Round Tower, Windsor Castle, Royal County of Berkshire. Located in the Middle Ward, built by Henry II in the 12th century (remodelled in the 19th century). Date: circa 1908

Background imageImages Dated 17th February 2016: Horace Jones Temple Bar marker, The Strand, London

Horace Jones Temple Bar marker, The Strand, London
Horace Jones Temple Bar marker (topped by Charles Bell Birchs heraldic Dragon) - The Strand, London. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageImages Dated 17th February 2016: Bedford Hotel, Southampton Row, London - exterior view

Bedford Hotel, Southampton Row, London - exterior view Date: circa 1910s

Background imageImages Dated 17th February 2016: The New General Post Office, London

The New General Post Office, London Date: circa 1910s

Background imageImages Dated 17th February 2016: The Round Pond, Kensington Gardens, London

The Round Pond, Kensington Gardens, London Date: circa 1910s

Background imageImages Dated 17th February 2016: Goldsmiths Tomb, Temple, London

Goldsmiths Tomb, Temple, London
Oliver Goldsmiths Tomb, Temple, London. Goldsmith (1728-1774) was an Anglo-Irish novelist, playwright and poet. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageImages Dated 17th February 2016: Exterior of the Strand Palace Hotel, The Strand, London

Exterior of the Strand Palace Hotel, The Strand, London Date: circa 1940

Background imageImages Dated 17th February 2016: WW1 - The Great Victory March - passing Wellington Arch

WW1 - The Great Victory March - passing Wellington Arch, Constitution Hill, London. Date: 1918

Background imageImages Dated 17th February 2016: Brompton Oratory, London - with cab rank

Brompton Oratory, London - with cab rank
The Brompton Oratory, London - with cab rank. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageImages Dated 17th February 2016: Hyde Park Corner with Royal inset portraits

Hyde Park Corner with Royal inset portraits of King George V (1865-1936) and Queen Mary (of Teck) (1865-1953) published in the Kings Coronation year. Date: 1910

Background imageImages Dated 17th February 2016: Horseguards Parade, London - Cadiz Memorial

Horseguards Parade, London - Cadiz Memorial - a French mortar in the style of a Chinese dragon captured at the battle of Salamanca - presented by Spain to mark the lifting of the siege of Cadiz in

Background imageImages Dated 17th February 2016: The Victory March - London - Crossing Westminster Bridge

The Victory March - London - Crossing Westminster Bridge
The Victory March at the end of WW1, 1918 - London - Crossing Westminster Bridge. Date: 1918

Background imageImages Dated 17th February 2016: Lambeth Palace, London

Lambeth Palace, London - residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury. Date: circa 1909

Background imageImages Dated 17th February 2016: The Tower of London and Tower Bridge (in background)

The Tower of London and Tower Bridge (in background) - taken from the Tower of St. James the Martyr. Date: circa 1905

Background imageImages Dated 17th February 2016: The Signing of the United Nations Charter, San Francisco

The Signing of the United Nations Charter, San Francisco on 26th June, 1945 Date: 1945

Background imageImages Dated 17th February 2016: Tam O Shanter Inn

Tam O Shanter Inn
The Tam O Shanter Inn on the High Street at Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland, where Robert (Robbie) Burns met with his drinking cronies. Date: circa 1895

Background imageImages Dated 17th February 2016: French girls wearing Jupe-Culotte trousers - Paris, France

French girls wearing Jupe-Culotte trousers - Paris, France
French girls wearing Jupe-Culotte - culottes - voluminous trousers with the appearance of a long skirt. Getting into a rowing boat on the Quay of the Lake in the Bois de Boulogne, Paris

Background imageImages Dated 17th February 2016: A Century Plant - Kew Gardens (Agave Atrovirens from Mexico)

A Century Plant - Kew Gardens (Agave Atrovirens from Mexico). Note the adjustable railings on wheels. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageImages Dated 17th February 2016: A very scary Father Christmas with billhook and lantern

A very scary Father Christmas with billhook and lantern. The caption is also a little bizarre - it reads: " May Christmas mirth wed New Years Joy"... Date: circa 1907

Background imageImages Dated 17th February 2016: The Liner Queen Mary shown alongside Palace of Westminster

The Liner Queen Mary shown alongside Palace of Westminster
The Cunard Liner RMS Queen Mary shown alongside Palace of Westminster, which gives an indication of her enormous size (the worlds largest liner at this date)

Background imageImages Dated 17th February 2016: South Indian Elephant in full State garb

South Indian Elephant in full State garb
Advertising postcard for Serravallo (Vino di China Ferruginoso), featuring a fine image of an Indian Elephant, decorated and adorned in State costume ready to transport a high class dignitary or

Background imageImages Dated 17th February 2016: Grand Canal - Palazzo Mocenigo - Venice, Italy

Grand Canal - Palazzo Mocenigo - Venice, Italy - with inset portrait of Lord Byron wh lived here between 1816 and 1819, with 14 servants, 2 monkeys, a fox and two mastiff dogs!! Date: circa 1906

Background imageImages Dated 17th February 2016: Grand Hotel d Italie - Venice, Italy

Grand Hotel d Italie - Venice, Italy
Grand Hotel d Italie - Bauer-Grunwald - Venice, Italy. Was used as a Headquarters of German Officers during WW2. One of the most famous Hotels in Venice. Date: circa 1909

Background imageImages Dated 17th February 2016: China - Gobi Desert - Bactrian Camel train

China - Gobi Desert - Bactrian Camel train
China - Gobi Desert - part of a Bactrian Camel train. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageImages Dated 17th February 2016: Chinese Outdoor Theatre draws a large crowd

Chinese Outdoor Theatre draws a large crowd
A Chinese Outdoor Theatre performance draws a large crowd. Date: circa 1907

Background imageImages Dated 17th February 2016: Five men sharing a meal, China

Five men sharing a meal, China Date: circa 1907



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