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Background imageCustoms Collection: Silhouette Calendar -- February

Silhouette Calendar -- February, Saint Valentines Day. Showing a little boy handing a heart shape (perhaps a box of chocolates) to a girl. 20th century

Background imageCustoms Collection: Silhouette Calendar -- December

Silhouette Calendar -- December, Christmas Parties. Showing a little boy running away from a girl who is standing expectantly under the mistletoe. 20th century

Background imageCustoms Collection: Geishas at tea stove, Japan

Geishas at tea stove, Japan
Four geishas at a tea stove, Japan. circa 1890s

Background imageCustoms Collection: Divinity Dance, Darjeeling, India

Divinity Dance, Darjeeling, India. circa 1890s

Background imageCustoms Collection: Cremating bodies at the waterside, India

Cremating bodies at the waterside, India. circa 1890s

Background imageCustoms Collection: Street performers, Japan

Street performers, Japan. circa 1890s

Background imageCustoms Collection: Kissing the Blarney Stone, Ireland

Kissing the Blarney Stone, Ireland
Kissing the Blarney Stone, Blarney Castle near Cork, Ireland. late 19th century

Background imageCustoms Collection: Festival procession, Japan

Festival procession, Japan
People taking part in a festival procession, Japan. circa 1890s

Background imageCustoms Collection: Wood for cremations, Benares (Varanasi), India

Wood for cremations, Benares (Varanasi), India
Wood piled up in preparation for cremations at Benares (Varanasi), Uttar Pradesh, India. circa 1890s

Background imageCustoms Collection: Customs House, Dublin, Ireland

Customs House, Dublin, Ireland. late 19th century

Background imageCustoms Collection: Circular Quay from Customs House, Sydney, Australia

Circular Quay from Customs House, Sydney, Australia
View of the Circular Quay from the Customs House, Sydney, Australia. circa 1890s

Background imageCustoms Collection: Pier and Customs House, Yokohama, Japan

Pier and Customs House, Yokohama, Japan circa 1890s

Background imageCustoms Collection: Customs House, Yokohama, Japan

Customs House, Yokohama, Japan

Background imageCustoms Collection: Crowd of people with Festival Car, India

Crowd of people with Festival Car, India
A crowd of people with a Festival Car, India, as part of the Hindu Ratha-Yatra or Roth Jatra or Chariot Festival. circa 1890s

Background imageCustoms Collection: Customs House and Pier, Yokohama, Japan

Customs House and Pier, Yokohama, Japan. circa 1890s

Background imageCustoms Collection: People at a bathing Ghat, India

People at a bathing Ghat, India. circa 1890s

Background imageCustoms Collection: Japanese samurai

Japanese samurai. circa 1890s

Background imageCustoms Collection: Festival Car on a road in India

Festival Car on a road in India

Background imageCustoms Collection: Bound foot, China

Bound foot, China
Two photographs of a womans bound foot, China. circa 1890

Background imageCustoms Collection: Washing of Feet ceremony, Jerusalem

Washing of Feet ceremony, Jerusalem
Washing of Feet ceremony, Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, Holy Land. circa 1870

Background imageCustoms Collection: Dragon boat on the water, China

Dragon boat on the water, China. circa 1890

Background imageCustoms Collection: Jewish people praying at the Wailing Wall, Jerusalem

Jewish people praying at the Wailing Wall, Jerusalem, Holy Land. circa 1870

Background imageCustoms Collection: Fruit stall at Christmas, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Fruit stall at Christmas, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Aerial view of a colourful fruit stall in the local market in Funchal, Madeira, on the night before Christmas eve (23 December) during the annual Noite de Mercado dos Lavradores (workers market night)

Background imageCustoms Collection: New Year fireworks, Funchal harbour, Madeira, Portugal

New Year fireworks, Funchal harbour, Madeira, Portugal
An impressive firework display at Funchal harbour, Madeira, celebrating the arrival of the New Year. 2006

Background imageCustoms Collection: Two Turtle Doves

Two Turtle Doves
On the second day of Christmas, my true love sent to me Two Turtle Doves

Background imageCustoms Collection: Children dancing round a maypole

Children dancing round a maypole. 19th century

Background imageCustoms Collection: Customs House, Boston

Customs House, Boston

Background imageCustoms Collection: Design for Dress Silk or Print with Japanese figures

Design for Dress Silk or Print with Japanese figures

Background imageCustoms Collection: Two boys with pony on country lane, Scotland

Two boys with pony on country lane, Scotland
Two boys with a pony on a country lane in Scotland. The wickerwork basket contains peat (cut turf)

Background imageCustoms Collection: People on horseback, going to collect peat

People on horseback, going to collect peat
Two people on horseback, a man and a woman, going with their wickerwork baskets to collect peat (cut turf)

Background imageCustoms Collection: Ladies Home Journal illustration

Ladies Home Journal illustration
Christmas illustration for the Ladies Home Journal, with a large decorated tree at the centre, and smaller scenes in the four corners. December 1924

Background imageCustoms Collection: Presenting the prizes at the Slad village show

Presenting the prizes at the Slad village show
Two local dignitaries presenting the prizes at the Slad village show, near Stroud in Gloucestershire. Date: 1961

Background imageCustoms Collection: Guy Fawkes Festival, Lewes, Sussex

Guy Fawkes Festival, Lewes, Sussex
A man in costume at a Guy Fawkes (Bonfire Night) celebration at Lewes in Sussex takes a break from scaring people to enjoy half a pint of beer in the local pub

Background imageCustoms Collection: Man judging flowers at the Slad village show

Man judging flowers at the Slad village show
A lovely display of gladioli, and an expert judging them, at the Slad village show, near Stroud in Gloucestershire. Date: 1961

Background imageCustoms Collection: Flowers and judges at the Slad village show

Flowers and judges at the Slad village show
A lovely display of gladioli, and two experts judging them, at the Slad village show, near Stroud in Gloucestershire. Date: 1961

Background imageCustoms Collection: Santa with children. Ladies Home Journal illustration

Santa with children. Ladies Home Journal illustration
Illustration for the Ladies Home Journal, showing Father Christmas with a group of children. December 1926

Background imageCustoms Collection: 1930S BRIDE

1930S BRIDE

Background imageCustoms Collection: Kissing a Ladys Hand

Kissing a Ladys Hand
A gentleman kisses a ladys hand through her glove, taking care not to catch his nose on the flap of her built-in wrist watch! Date: early 1930s

Background imageCustoms Collection: Penny for the Guy / 1956

Penny for the Guy / 1956
Children in Addison Avenue, North Kensington, London push their guy through the streets in a pram. Date: 1956

Background imageCustoms Collection: Snowball Fight

Snowball Fight
Two boys having a terrific snowball fight in the middle of a snow-covered street! Bethnal Green, east London. Date: 1955

Background imageCustoms Collection: Santa & Chimney Gifts

Santa & Chimney Gifts
Father Christmas dropping presents down a chimney. Date: 1960s

Background imageCustoms Collection: Guy Fawkes Bonfire / 1956

Guy Fawkes Bonfire / 1956
A bonfire on Guy Fawkes night in North Kensington, London. Date: 1956

Background imageCustoms Collection: Guy Fawkes / Bonfire / Mayne

Guy Fawkes / Bonfire / Mayne
Two young children watch a bonfire lit on Guy Fawkes night, North Kensington - London Date: 1956

Background imageCustoms Collection: Fireworks Factory

Fireworks Factory
Women from Brooks fireworks factory, one of the oldest British fireworks companies, show off a selection of their huge rockets and catherine wheels! Date: early 1930s

Background imageCustoms Collection: Easter Bunny and Eggs

Easter Bunny and Eggs
A very clever Easter bunny chocolate icing some Easter Eggs! Date: early 1930s

Background imageCustoms Collection: Sacred Canon, Java

Sacred Canon, Java
A sacred canon decorated with flowers as part of a fertility ritual, Java, Indonesia. Date: early 1930s

Background imageCustoms Collection: Christmas Dinner 1931

Christmas Dinner 1931
A jolly group in party hats hold out their plates for freshly carved turkey during Christmas dinner at Antoines restaurant, Charlotte Street, London. early 1930s

Background imageCustoms Collection: London Opinion 1937

London Opinion 1937
Four glamorous ladies raise their glasses to toast the New Year in 1937. Date: 1937




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