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Background imageChildren Collection: Playing in the Streets

Playing in the Streets
Children playing in the street, Gorbals, Glasgow Date: 1958

Background imageChildren Collection: Childrens Party American Indian and Dutch girl

Childrens Party American Indian and Dutch girl
Two children make their way along a garden path to a fancy dress party in costume. The boy is dressed as a Native American Indian complete with feathered head dress

Background imageChildren Collection: Fern Street Settlement

Fern Street Settlement
Poor working class children in Londons East End, queueing up for the Fern Street Settlement : : Delighted little girls, playing with their settlement toys. Date: early 1930s

Background imageChildren Collection: Are We Downhearted? by Ethel Parkinson

Are We Downhearted? by Ethel Parkinson
A World War One postcard showing France, Britain and Belgium represented by three children snuggled up under the shelter of an umbrella together. c.1915

Background imageChildren Collection: Children saying goodbye by Florence Hardy

Children saying goodbye by Florence Hardy
Good-Bye. A young couple say farewell to one another each sad to leave. Date: circa 1911

Background imageChildren Collection: Empire Marketing Board milk poster

Empire Marketing Board milk poster
Poster produced by the Empire Marketing Board encouraging children to drink more milk depicting a small girl and a baby in its pram holding their cup and bottle aloft to the toast the king

Background imageChildren Collection: Christmas cracker box design

Christmas cracker box design
A jolly design for a box of Christmas crackers featuring three children; two are taking wicked enjoyment in pulling a cracker and frightening an innocent looking little blonde girl. c.1930

Background imageChildren Collection: A boy and a girl wash their pet dog

A boy and a girl wash their pet dog
A young boy and girl (possibly brother and sister) wash their pet dog in a tub of soapy water. Ink drawing with watercolour wash by Malcolm Greensmith Date: circa 1980

Background imageChildren Collection: Young boy flying a kite

Young boy flying a kite
A young boy in a yellow check shirt with shoulder patches flies a kite on a reel of twine whilst kneeling at the base of a low hill amongst the mushrooms below his cottage home

Background imageChildren Collection: My Birthday Month -- November

My Birthday Month -- November
Calendar design for My Birthday Month -- November. Showing three children in a nursery playing with a dolls house 1912

Background imageChildren Collection: Street Scene / Nottingham

Street Scene / Nottingham
St Annes - Nottingham. A Grandmother sits on her step in a pinny having a chat, whlie a young girl heads down the street biting her nails Date: 1969

Background imageChildren Collection: Childrens Paddling Pool

Childrens Paddling Pool
Children playing in a public paddling pool, the little girls with their dresses tucked into their knickers to stop them getting wet! Date: early 1930s

Background imageChildren Collection: A Dash for the Pole by Ethel Parkinson

A Dash for the Pole by Ethel Parkinson
Two children, wrapped up warm against the cold, enjoy a sleigh ride pulled by a tamed polar bear across an icy glacier. c.1920

Background imageChildren Collection: Fern Street Settlement

Fern Street Settlement
Poor working class children in Londons East End, queueing up for the Fern Street Settlement : : Delighted children playing with their bundles of toys. Date: early 1930s

Background imageChildren Collection: Birthday Party

Birthday Party
Four children at a birthday party, wearing party hats and standing underneath multi-coloured balloons holding wrapped parcels

Background imageChildren Collection: My Birthday Month -- August

My Birthday Month -- August
Calendar design for My Birthday Month -- August. Showing three children on holiday at the seaside, building a sandcastle. 1912

Background imageChildren Collection: A portrait of a young boy

A portrait of a young boy

Background imageChildren Collection: Young boy in an elegant toy car

Young boy in an elegant toy car
A young blond boy in a wide-brimmed hat and shorts sits proudly in a shiny new toy car, complete with lamp lights mounted on the bonnet. Date: circa 1900

Background imageChildren Collection: Children Play Near Water

Children Play Near Water
Two children play with a toy boat on a park lake. Date: mid 1960s

Background imageChildren Collection: Three children in a toy car

Three children in a toy car
Three children pose for a picture while crammed into a rather complex and expensive looking toy car. Date: circa 1910

Background imageChildren Collection: Childrens Raincoat

Childrens Raincoat
A little girl in a raincoat. Date: late 1960s

Background imageChildren Collection: Boy and girl playing in a large garden

Boy and girl playing in a large garden
A little boy and girl playing in a large garden. The boy is lying on a sunbed which the girl is about to fold up with him inside it, but he doesn t seem to mind. Date: 1969

Background imageChildren Collection: The kissing gate by Florence Hardy

The kissing gate by Florence Hardy
The kissing gate. Two dutch children standing at the kissing gate. Date: circa 1911

Background imageChildren Collection: Children skipping together by Ethel Parkinson

Children skipping together by Ethel Parkinson

Background imageChildren Collection: Child Model

Child Model
A little girl sitting on a stool. Date: late 1960s

Background imageChildren Collection: Horse Rider in a Car

Horse Rider in a Car
A girl in horse riding ensemble leans out of a car window waving. Date: late 1960s

Background imageChildren Collection: Two boys pulling a sledge through the snow

Two boys pulling a sledge through the snow, watched by a little girl at her cottage gate. The sledge contains firewood, with a little dog sitting on top. circa 19th century

Background imageChildren Collection: Two girls outdoors in winter clothing

Two girls outdoors in winter clothing, one in a red hat and coat, the other in white. circa early 20th century

Background imageChildren Collection: Girl wearing warm winter clothing

Girl wearing warm winter clothing

Background imageChildren Collection: Boys playing and watching a tennis match

Boys playing and watching a tennis match
Two boys playing lawn tennis, watched by two others, to advertise Maison de la Belle Jardiniere, a clothing establishment in Paris. circa early 20th century

Background imageChildren Collection: Little girl repairing her teddy bear

Little girl repairing her teddy bear
A little girl repairing her teddy bear, with bandages on his foot, paw and right eye. The caption reads: Ain t Babies Rough. circa early 20th century

Background imageChildren Collection: Girl and dog shelter from the rain

Girl and dog shelter from the rain
A young girl in red leggings and jacket sheleters from a rain strom under an umbrella alongside her slightly-perplexed-looking (and very large) pet dog

Background imageChildren Collection: Captured frogs bid for Freedom

Captured frogs bid for Freedom
A young schoolboy in his full school uniform get a nasty surprise when the frog he has captured makes a daring bid for freedom, leaping out and away as soon as the airhole-added lid has been lifted

Background imageChildren Collection: Young children sitting on a tree stump

Young children sitting on a tree stump
Cartoon-style watercolour fantasy painting of two young children in rural costume, sitting atop a tree stump. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith Date: circa 1980

Background imageChildren Collection: Children on an atmospheric country lane

Children on an atmospheric country lane
A boy and girl walk down a misty country lane into the middle distance. The atmospheric mood is one of calm and serenity. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith Date: circa 1980

Background imageChildren Collection: Fantasy Illustration - young boy and rabbit

Fantasy Illustration - young boy and rabbit
A fantasy Illustration in a cartoon-esque style showing a young boy and pet rabbit. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith Date: circa 1980

Background imageChildren Collection: A Devon beach scene

A Devon beach scene
A Devon Beach Scene. Two young boys in coast and caps build a sandcastle. Photograph by Ralph Ponsonby Watts Date: 1929

Background imageChildren Collection: Small toddler playing on seaside rocks, Devon

Small toddler playing on seaside rocks, Devon
A young boy playing on a rocky outcrop on a beach in Devon. Photograph by Ralph Ponsonby Watts Date: 1929

Background imageChildren Collection: Cartoon illustration - boy and pet dog

Cartoon illustration - boy and pet dog
A cartoon-style illustration of a young boy with his pet dog, wearing a flat cap and sat atop a tree stump. Date: circa 1980

Background imageChildren Collection: Two boys with a water hose in a Devon garden

Two boys with a water hose in a Devon garden
Two boys cooling off during a hot summer in their garden in Devon. Photograph by Ralph Ponsonby Watts Date: 1933

Background imageChildren Collection: Seaside scene - Turn of the Century

Seaside scene - Turn of the Century
A seaside/holiday scene from the turn of the 19th/20th century. Children play in the sand and in the surf while elegantly dressed parents promenade

Background imageChildren Collection: Girl playing Nurse

Girl playing Nurse
A young girl in her nurses outfit, tends to her teddys injuries with copious bandaging, whilst a pet cat watches on. She seems to be getting her medical knowledge from the First Aid manual in her

Background imageChildren Collection: Atmospheric country scene - seated children with dog

Atmospheric country scene - seated children with dog
A Boy and girl sit alongside a country lane in purple atmospheric misty light - possibly on a summers evening. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith Date: circa 1980

Background imageChildren Collection: I. T. LESSON 1963

I. T. LESSON 1963
A schoolboy learns to use an Autotutor Mark 2, an early type of computer. Date: 1963

Background imageChildren Collection: School Dinner 1956

School Dinner 1956
A rather scruffy boy tucks into his pudding during school dinners at Hallfield School, Paddington, London. Date: 1956

Background imageChildren Collection: Children at Bombsite

Children at Bombsite
A young girl stands on an old iron bedhead, amongst the bombsite rubble, bouncing a ball against the wall. A boy stands watching her. 1958

Background imageChildren Collection: At the Pantomime by Susan Beatrice Pearse

At the Pantomime by Susan Beatrice Pearse
Lovely illustration by Susan Beatrice Pearse showing children at a Christmas pantomime. A clown on stage is throwing crackers into the audience stalls. Date: 1921

Background imageChildren Collection: Sheffield Council Estate

Sheffield Council Estate
Two young girls wait in the shadows of a block of flats lift door at Hyde Park council estate in Sheffield; the lift door windows are cracked Date: 1966




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