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Listening Collection

Background imageListening Collection: Street musicians 1978, Dubrovnik

Street musicians 1978, Dubrovnik
A brass band entertains passers by on a Dubrovnik street. 1978

Background imageListening Collection: Student playing guitar at Corsham Art School

Student playing guitar at Corsham Art School
A student takes a break from her art activities to play her guitar at Corsham Art School, Wiltshire. Another student sits listening. Date: 1957

Background imageListening Collection: Head and shoulders portrait of a sailor

Head and shoulders portrait of a sailor, taken during a visit from the Missions to Seamen. The Missions to Seamen (renamed The Mission to Seafarers in 2000)

Background imageListening Collection: Poster design for Theatrophone

Poster design for Theatrophone, showing a fashionable woman in a yellow dress listening through earpieces. The Theatrophone began in Paris in 1890

Background imageListening Collection: Woman and Cupid listening to music

Woman and Cupid listening to music. 20th century

Background imageListening Collection: Man listening to a radio

Man listening to a radio
Man sitting in an armchair, listening to a large radio. 20th century

Background imageListening Collection: Peter Kao, Missions to Seamen

Peter Kao, Missions to Seamen

Background imageListening Collection: Classroom scene, Fairlawn School

Classroom scene, Fairlawn School
A classroom scene at Fairlawn School, Forest Hill, south east London. There are no desks -- boys and girls sit on rows of chairs and appear to be listening to a teacher. Date: 1963

Background imageListening Collection: Two clergymen, Missions to Seamen

Two clergymen, Missions to Seamen
Two clergymen working for The Missions to Seamen chat with two crew members aboard a vessel in the Victoria Docks, Port of London

Background imageListening Collection: Canon Clift, Missions to Seamen

Canon Clift, Missions to Seamen
Canon Clift of The Missions to Seamen hands a leaflet to a sailor on board the Homeric at Southampton. The Missions to Seamen (renamed The Mission to Seafarers in 2000)

Background imageListening Collection: Clergyman, Missions to Seamen

Clergyman, Missions to Seamen
A clergyman working for The Missions to Seamen chats with a crew member aboard a vessel, probably in the Victoria Docks, Port of London

Background imageListening Collection: Scene at the Rochdale by-election

Scene at the Rochdale by-election
A group of Rochdale residents sit in a school classroom listening to the Liberal candidate, Ludovic Kennedy, during the Rochdale by-election. Election day was 13 February 1958

Background imageListening Collection: Poster stamp design, The Enemy Is Listening

Poster stamp design, The Enemy Is Listening

Background imageListening Collection: Listening In by Muriel Dawson

Listening In by Muriel Dawson -- a little boy sits on a chair, listening to the ticking of a pocket watch. 1930

Background imageListening Collection: Amateur wireless hobbyists

Amateur wireless hobbyists

Background imageListening Collection: Man and woman with radio equipment

Man and woman with radio equipment
A man and a woman sit with radio equipment, including earphones, clearly enjoying what they are hearing

Background imageListening Collection: People in Portobello Road, London

People in Portobello Road, London
A group of people in the street market at Portobello Road, West London. The man at the centre in the pinstriped suit is speaking, and everyone is listening. Date: 1958

Background imageListening Collection: Theatre at Epidavros, Peloponnese, Greece

Theatre at Epidavros, Peloponnese, Greece
View of the ancient theatre at Epidavros in the Peloponnese, Greece. The theatre seats 15, 000 spectators, and is renowned for its excellent acoustics

Background imageListening Collection: Music lesson at a school in Kilburn

Music lesson at a school in Kilburn
A group of boys and their teacher in a music lesson at St Johns School in Kilburn, north west London. They are playing something back on a reel to reel tape recorder. Date: 1960

Background imageListening Collection: Seven Feathers Youth Club, North Kensington

Seven Feathers Youth Club, North Kensington
Young men and women getting to know each other at the Seven Feathers Youth Club in North Kensington, London. Date: 1956

Background imageListening Collection: Students at Corsham Art School

Students at Corsham Art School
A group of women students discuss their work at Corsham Art School, Wiltshire. Date: 1957

Background imageListening Collection: Crowd in Portobello Road, London

Crowd in Portobello Road, London
A crowd of people in Portobello Road, West London, possibly listening to the sales pitch of a market stall holder. (2 of 2) Date: 1958

Background imageListening Collection: Speakers Corner, Hyde Park, London

Speakers Corner, Hyde Park, London
A scene at Speakers Corner, Hyde Park, London -- an old man in his shirtsleeves and braces holds forth in front of a large audience. Date: 1963

Background imageListening Collection: Your silence is hard to bear

Your silence is hard to bear
A bear listening to the bottom of the candlestick holder of the telephone, while the receiver is on the floor 1928

Background imageListening Collection: The Tune That He Loved Best by David Wright

The Tune That He Loved Best by David Wright, showing a woman sat listening to a gramaphone. Wright produced a series of over 160 illustrations or pin-ups for The Sketch during the 1940 s

Background imageListening Collection: St Johns School, Kilburn, London

St Johns School, Kilburn, London
An informal class - the teacher sits on a desk and so do some of the pupils but they do appear to be listening to him! Date: circa 1965

Background imageListening Collection: Dog Listening to Radio

Dog Listening to Radio
A dog with its feet up, listening to a radio on some headphones while reading a newspaper. Date: early 1930s

Background imageListening Collection: Giant Santa Claus listening to childrens requests

Giant Santa Claus listening to childrens requests
A giant Santa Claus listening to childrens requests on the roof of a house. early 20th century

Background imageListening Collection: Poster advertising Canuto Berea musical instruments

Poster advertising Canuto Berea musical instruments
Poster advertising Canuto Berea y Compagnia for musical instruments, in particular pianos, based in La Coruna, Spain. A classical scene is depicted

Background imageListening Collection: Man and boys with a wind-up gramophone

Man and boys with a wind-up gramophone
A man, four boys and a dog with a wind-up gramophone, smiling and laughing at what they are hearing. circa early 20th century

Background imageListening Collection: Children Listen to Radio

Children Listen to Radio
Three children at the Babies Hotel, Clapham Common, London, listen intently to the radio at home, whilst Teddy seems distracted. Date: early 1930s

Background imageListening Collection: Africans with Pelele

Africans with Pelele
Three Congo natives with lip plates (pelele), listening to a radio broadcast in West Africa. Date: early 1930s

Background imageListening Collection: Listening to Jazz

Listening to Jazz
Students smoking and listening to jazz records around the gas fire at a home in North Kensington, London. Date: 1958

Background imageListening Collection: Grand National Results

Grand National Results
A group gathered round a wireless to hear the results of the Grand National. Date: early 1930s

Background imageListening Collection: The Grand National

The Grand National
A group gathered round a wireless to hear the results of the Grand National. Date: early 1930s

Background imageListening Collection: Grand National on Radio

Grand National on Radio
An excited audience listen to a broadcast of the Grand National (horse race) on the wireless. Date: early 1930s

Background imageListening Collection: Listening to Records

Listening to Records
Students smoking and relaxing around the record player at at home in North Kensington, London. Date: 1958




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