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Background imageOpen Collection: Disused tram, Blackpool St Annes & Lytham Tramways

Disused tram, Blackpool St Annes & Lytham Tramways
A disused tram of the Blackpool St Annes & Lytham Tramways, damaged and rusting in the open air. It still carries advertising for Hovis, Lifebuoy Soap, Hudsons Super Soap

Background imageOpen Collection: Couple making love in front of an open fire

Couple making love in front of an open fire. 20th century

Background imageOpen Collection: Spring in the royal garden

Spring in the royal garden

Background imageOpen Collection: WW1 Recruitment Poster -- Letter from George V

WW1 Recruitment Poster -- Letter from George V
An open letter To my people from King George V. One of thirteen printed posters produced in Britain between August 1914 - March 1916. 1916

Background imageOpen Collection: Business card design, woman driving a car

Business card design, woman driving a car
Business card design, depicting a young woman driving an open topped car through the countryside. 20th century

Background imageOpen Collection: Nursery Rhymes -- daffodil lady, giant on sea shore

Nursery Rhymes -- daffodil lady, giant on sea shore
Nursery Rhymes -- two illustrations. Above -- a lady dressed as a daffodil is pulled along by three white mice. Below -- an ugly giant stands on the sea shore

Background imageOpen Collection: Pierrot on Pantaloons doorstep

Pierrot on Pantaloons doorstep
Harlequin illustration, showing Pierrot on the doorstep of Pantaloons house. 1923

Background imageOpen Collection: Nursery Rhymes -- Robin Redbreast

Nursery Rhymes -- Robin Redbreast

Background imageOpen Collection: Two men in grey jackets

Two men in grey jackets striking a casual pose. 1980s

Background imageOpen Collection: Harlequin, Columbine and Pierrot

Harlequin, Columbine and Pierrot
Harlequin illustration, showing Harlequin and Columbine, with Pierrot looking through an open door. 1923

Background imageOpen Collection: De Dion Car Poster

De Dion Car Poster
L Elegante Moteurs de Dion Poster. In 1900, de Dion-Bouton was the largest automobile manufacturer in the world, producing 400 cars and 3, 200 engines that year circa 1900

Background imageOpen Collection: Cover design, The Autocar Magazine

Cover design, The Autocar Magazine
Cover design for The Autocar Magazine, founded 1895, showing a group of people enjoying an outing through the countryside in a Lea-Francis open topped car. March 1928

Background imageOpen Collection: Washing clothes at a Dhobi Ghat, Calcutta, India

Washing clothes at a Dhobi Ghat, Calcutta, India
People washing clothes at a Dhobi Ghat, Calcutta (Kolkata), India. circa 1890s

Background imageOpen Collection: Cat on a windowsill by Muriel Dawson

Cat on a windowsill by Muriel Dawson. 1920s

Background imageOpen Collection: Gipsies with tent on a Scottish island

Gipsies with tent on a Scottish island
A family of gipsies with their tent on a Scottish island. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageOpen Collection: Athletics event for under-elevens, Seaford, Sussex

Athletics event for under-elevens, Seaford, Sussex
An athletics event, a 100-yard sprint for under-elevens at Seaford, East Sussex. The boys stand ready for the starting signal. Date: 1934

Background imageOpen Collection: Street market in Heist-aan-Zee, Belgium

Street market in Heist-aan-Zee, Belgium
People at a street market in Heist-aan-Zee (Heyst sur Mer), Belgium. Date: 1936

Background imageOpen Collection: Young couple in open top car

Young couple in open top car
An exciting moment. From a postcard published by CW Faulkner Date: 1903

Background imageOpen Collection: Open air sculpture exhibition, Cirencester

Open air sculpture exhibition, Cirencester
People at an open air sculpture exhibition in Cirencester, Gloucestershire. Date: 1956

Background imageOpen Collection: Street scene in Nowa Huta, Krakow, Poland

Street scene in Nowa Huta, Krakow, Poland
A street scene in Nowa Huta, a district of Krakow, Poland, with children playing on a bomb site. Date: 1959

Background imageOpen Collection: Open Air Holidays Abroad, with Cooks

Open Air Holidays Abroad, with Cooks
Cover illustration for Open Air Holidays Abroad, Walking, Canoeing and Cycling, with Cooks. Showing a woman with a walking stick standing in a field of daisies waving her hand, with mountains

Background imageOpen Collection: Advertisement for Willys-Overland motor car

Advertisement for Willys-Overland motor car
Advertisement for the Willys-Overland motor car, for National Service. Showing three upper class passengers in a car, waiting for a lady to walk down some garden steps to join them

Background imageOpen Collection: Cinderella with birds

Cinderella with birds. early 20th century

Background imageOpen Collection: Wartime poster, Comrades in Arms

Wartime poster, Comrades in Arms! Britain and the USSR. Showing the British and Soviet Russian flags flying side by side. A message below says: British Women! You can win this war

Background imageOpen Collection: Woman stepping out of a car

Woman stepping out of a car
A woman stepping out of a car, showing off her elegant legs. circa 1930s

Background imageOpen Collection: Poster advertising Willss Gold Flake

Poster advertising Willss Gold Flake, showing a lovable basset hound bringing its master a slipper with an open box of cigarettes inside it. 20th century

Background imageOpen Collection: Market in Peshawar (Pekhawar), now in Pakistan

Market in Peshawar (Pekhawar), now in Pakistan
People at an open air market in Peshawar (Pekhawar), India (now in Pakistan). circa 1890s

Background imageOpen Collection: Bandstand at Clacton-on-Sea, Essex

Bandstand at Clacton-on-Sea, Essex
The Bandstand at Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. 1928

Background imageOpen Collection: Church of Santa Maria Novella, Florence, Italy

Church of Santa Maria Novella, Florence, Italy. late 19th century

Background imageOpen Collection: British soldiers bathing in the open air, WW1

British soldiers bathing in the open air, WW1
British soldiers bathing in the open air during hot weather on the Western Front, World War One. circa 1916

Background imageOpen Collection: Ballroom dancers on staircase - Royal Albert Hall

Ballroom dancers on staircase - Royal Albert Hall
Ballroom dancing couple on a staircase at The Royal Albert Hall, London - The International Open Ballroom Championships

Background imageOpen Collection: Close-up of ballroom dancing couple - Royal Albert Hall

Close-up of ballroom dancing couple - Royal Albert Hall
Close-up of a ballroom dancing couple in action on the dance floor. The Royal Albert Hall, London - The International Open Ballroom Championships. 2004

Background imageOpen Collection: Jiving couple, Royal Albert Hall, London

Jiving couple, Royal Albert Hall, London
Modern-style ballroom dancing couple (Jive) in action at The Royal Albert Hall, London - The International Open Ballroom Championships. 2010

Background imageOpen Collection: British soldiers sleeping after a long march, WW1

British soldiers sleeping after a long march, WW1
British soldiers sleeping after a long march on the Western Front in France during World War One. circa 1916

Background imageOpen Collection: King George V with RAF pilots, Western Front, WW1

King George V with RAF pilots, Western Front, WW1
King George V inspecting RAF pilots on the Western Front in France during World War One. General Herbert Plumer (nicknamed Old Plum) can be seen on the left. circa 1916

Background imageOpen Collection: Ballroom dancers going through door

Ballroom dancers going through door
Ballroom dancers going through a door. The Royal Albert Hall, London - The International Open Ballroom Championships

Background imageOpen Collection: People sitting at a table in the open air

People sitting at a table in the open air
People sitting and standing at a table in the open air, with a river and bridge in the background. 20th century

Background imageOpen Collection: People sitting at tables in the open air

People sitting at tables in the open air, looking round at the camera. 20th century

Background imageOpen Collection: Young woman in the snow

Young woman in the snow
Christmas Remembrance. An illustration of a young woman in green coat and bonnet opening the gate of her house while carrying a bunch of holly. c. 1907

Background imageOpen Collection: Cooks Paris Excursions

Cooks Paris Excursions
Cover illustration for Cooks Paris Excursions, starting from 1 Place de l Opera, exploring Paris, Versailles, Chantilly, Fontainebleau, etc

Background imageOpen Collection: Bedford Transport Magazine - Bus Number

Bedford Transport Magazine - Bus Number
The Bedford Transport Magazine - Special Bus Number - March 1933. Date: 1933

Background imageOpen Collection: Heals for Beds advertisement on the side of a bus

Heals for Beds advertisement on the side of a bus
A Heals for Beds advertisement on the side of a bus. There is also an advert for the Westminster Gazette at the back (left hand side). early 20th century

Background imageOpen Collection: Poster, Automobiles a Vapeur Gardner-Serpollet

Poster, Automobiles a Vapeur Gardner-Serpollet
Poster for Automobiles a Vapeur Gardner-Serpollet Les Silencieuses. Showing soldiers and civilians alike riding around. early 20th century

Background imageOpen Collection: Advertisement for Bonal Gentiane Quina aperitif wine

Advertisement for Bonal Gentiane Quina aperitif wine, made from an infusion of gentian, cinchona (quinine) and herbs of the Grand Chartreuse mountains, in a Mistelle base

Background imageOpen Collection: Cooks Motor Tours, Great Britain and Ireland

Cooks Motor Tours, Great Britain and Ireland
Cover illustration for Cooks Motor Tours of Great Britain and Ireland, showing an open topped motor coach driving along a road by the side of a lake on a sunny day in an English Lake District scene

Background imageOpen Collection: A Happy Party of Little Motorists

A Happy Party of Little Motorists. Six young children are taken for a spin in an open-top car. They are all wrapped up warm against the elements. Date: circa 1905

Background imageOpen Collection: David Wright woman in red underwear

David Wright woman in red underwear
Elegant woman with brown hair, wearing skimpy red underwear, and holding a red and black striped evening dress in front of her

Background imageOpen Collection: David Wright woman in black fur stole

David Wright woman in black fur stole
Elegant woman with black hair, wearing a long black fur stole over a turquoise day dress. David Wright (1912 - 1967), was a popular British artist specialising in glamour




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