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Playing Collection

Background imagePlaying Collection: Boy playing a lute, by Victor Carpathius (Vittore Carpaccio)

Boy playing a lute, by Victor Carpathius (Vittore Carpaccio), dated MDX (1510). This is a detail from a larger painting, Presentation of Jesus in the Temple. 1510

Background imagePlaying Collection: The Fairy Child

The Fairy Child

Background imagePlaying Collection: Mice playing

Mice playing

Background imagePlaying Collection: Kittens playing with a ball of wool

Kittens playing with a ball of wool

Background imagePlaying Collection: The Redcoat

The Redcoat
People You See. From Teddy Bear (5 September 1970)

Background imagePlaying Collection: Alphabet

Alphabet

Background imagePlaying Collection: Boy on rocking horse

Boy on rocking horse. From Teddy Bear (date unknown)

Background imagePlaying Collection: Where Snow Comes From

Where Snow Comes From

Background imagePlaying Collection: Children playing in front of a roaring fire

Children playing in front of a roaring fire. Source unknown

Background imagePlaying Collection: Pandemonium in the farm yard

Pandemonium in the farm yard. A tractor has been driven into the pond and many children rush to help

Background imagePlaying Collection: Fun in the snow

Fun in the snow

Background imagePlaying Collection: A Girl and Her Hamster

A Girl and Her Hamster

Background imagePlaying Collection: The Dandelion

The Dandelion. From cover from Treasure no. 149

Background imagePlaying Collection: Out and About with Uncle Ben: Playing with dolphins

Out and About with Uncle Ben: Playing with dolphins
Out and About with Uncle Ben. Playing with dolphins

Background imagePlaying Collection: Liquorice Allsorts

Liquorice Allsorts

Background imagePlaying Collection: Sailing paper boats

Sailing paper boats

Background imagePlaying Collection: Coal Man

Coal Man
People You See. From Teddy Bear (11 April 1964)

Background imagePlaying Collection: Scotsman playing bagpipes

Scotsman playing bagpipes
People You See. Scotsman playing bagpipes. From Teddy Bear (3 January 1970)

Background imagePlaying Collection: Children playing and fighting

Children playing and fighting

Background imagePlaying Collection: Kidden with Ball of Wool

Kidden with Ball of Wool

Background imagePlaying Collection: Bear Rabbit

Bear Rabbit. From Once Upon a Time (1969-72)

Background imagePlaying Collection: Brer Rabbit, friends and saucepans

Brer Rabbit, friends and saucepans

Background imagePlaying Collection: Children playing in the snow

Children playing in the snow
The Snow Baby. Children playing in the snow

Background imagePlaying Collection: Boy playing a clarinet

Boy playing a clarinet. Piping songs of merry glee. Date: circa 1906

Background imagePlaying Collection: See-Saw

See-Saw. Children in period costume playing see-saw with their puppy dog. Date: 1907

Background imagePlaying Collection: Boy playing a violin

Boy playing a violin. Heart-warm wishes. Date: circa 1906

Background imagePlaying Collection: La plage (The beach)

La plage (The beach). Boy & girl playing a sandcastles on the beach. Frence. Date: 1910

Background imagePlaying Collection: Seaside frolic

Seaside frolic. Edwardian seaside scene of young people playing in the sea. Date: 1907

Background imagePlaying Collection: Boy playing a cello

Boy playing a cello. Happy hours. Date: circa 1906

Background imagePlaying Collection: Young girl playing the piano

Young girl playing the piano.. Rembrances. Date: circa 1906

Background imagePlaying Collection: WW2 Poster -- Auxiliary Territorial Service

WW2 Poster -- Auxiliary Territorial Service
Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS), the new womens service, recruitment poster. Colour photolithograph, artist unknown, published by HMSO. Showing a woman in uniform blowing a bugle. 1940

Background imagePlaying Collection: Children in a rowing boat

Children in a rowing boat. Remembering bygone days. Three children playing in a rowing boat. Date: 1904

Background imagePlaying Collection: Children sailing a toy yacht

Children sailing a toy yacht. The first joys of the heart. Children playing with a toy yacht in the sea. Date: 1904

Background imagePlaying Collection: Street buskers, 1986

Street buskers, 1986
Street buskers in Bath, England, 1986. Date: 1986

Background imagePlaying Collection: Young men on Portland Road, London, 1957

Young men on Portland Road, London, 1957
Two young men amuse themselves on Portland Road, London, 1957. One chucks a football in the air, while the other balances a bicycle frame with one wheel on his shoulder. Date: 1957

Background imagePlaying Collection: Play the Game Football book cover

Play the Game Football book cover
Front cover of a book depicting a young boy kicking a football on the front cover. Date: c.1941

Background imagePlaying Collection: Chocolate box design, Spanish lady dancing

Chocolate box design, Spanish lady dancing
Chocolate box design, showing a Spanish lady dancing, while one man plays the guitar and another man claps his hands to the rhythm. 20th century

Background imagePlaying Collection: Chocolate box design, Pierrot and Harlequin

Chocolate box design, Pierrot and Harlequin
Chocolate box design, showing a pierrot serenading a female harlequin by the light of the moon, surrounded by pink flowers. 20th century

Background imagePlaying Collection: Harlequin and Scaramouche

Harlequin and Scaramouche
Harlequin illustration, showing Harlequin dancing to Scaramouches musical accompaniment. 1923

Background imagePlaying Collection: Nursery Rhymes -- boy with slate, mice with cheese

Nursery Rhymes -- boy with slate, mice with cheese
Nursery Rhymes -- two illustrations. Above -- a boy sits doing sums on a slate while other boys play football. Below -- mice eating bread, cheese and an apple. early 20th century

Background imagePlaying Collection: Nursery Rhymes -- Tom the Pipers Son

Nursery Rhymes -- Tom the Pipers Son. Tom with his pipe did play with such skill, that those who heard him could never keep still; as soon as he played they began for to dance

Background imagePlaying Collection: Scaramouche playing his lute

Scaramouche playing his lute
Harlequin illustration, showing Scaramouche sitting under a tree, playing his lute. 1923

Background imagePlaying Collection: Harlequin, Columbine and Scaramouche

Harlequin, Columbine and Scaramouche
Harlequin illustration, showing Harlequin and Columbine dancing, accompanied by Scaramouche playing a lute, and a second woman. 1923

Background imagePlaying Collection: A tub race

A tub race
Young boys playing in the sea racing tubs.Date: circa 1910

Background imagePlaying Collection: Business card design, woman playing tennis

Business card design, woman playing tennis
Business card design, depicting a woman playing tennis. 20th century

Background imagePlaying Collection: Portland Road bomb site boy, 1958

Portland Road bomb site boy, 1958
A boy on a bomb site in Portland Road, London, pulls thoughtfully at his ear, amidst the rubble. Date: 1958

Background imagePlaying Collection: Pin-up Girl playing card by Arthur Ferrier

Pin-up Girl playing card by Arthur Ferrier
A cheeky blonde pin-up girl viewed from behind, with a rather transparent hat barely covering her modesty. Date: c.1950

Background imagePlaying Collection: Priests playing checkers, Japan

Priests playing checkers, Japan
Priests playing checkers on a board, Japan. circa 1890s




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