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Scenes Collection

Background imageScenes Collection: British Military Recruitment Poster of 1912

British Military Recruitment Poster of 1912
Royal Scots Fusiliers. Colour photolithograph recruitment poster of 1912, showing battle honours and scenes of regimental history. 1912

Background imageScenes Collection: Cover design, Aero Espresso Italiana timetable

Cover design, Aero Espresso Italiana timetable, with scenes of Rhodes and Athens. Serving Brindisi, Athens, Rhodes and Istanbul. 1932

Background imageScenes Collection: Nursery Rhymes -- two travelling scenes

Nursery Rhymes -- two travelling scenes

Background imageScenes Collection: Hercules bicycles Coronation advertisement

Hercules bicycles Coronation advertisement
Advertisement for Hercules Bicycles, founded in 1910 in Birmingham, showing the street of a typical British town decorated with flags, swags and bunting for the 1953 Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

Background imageScenes Collection: Satirical cartoon, The Flight of Fashion

Satirical cartoon, The Flight of Fashion
Satirical cartoon entitled The Flight of Fashion, with two scenes: A peep at Hop-Tons, and Grappling, Expansion, Escape, Descent, Buoyant. 1829

Background imageScenes Collection: Balloons and ballooning scenes

Balloons and ballooning scenes

Background imageScenes Collection: Scenes from La Revue Mistinguett at the Moulin Rouge

Scenes from La Revue Mistinguett at the Moulin Rouge from Paris Plaisirs number 53, November 1926 Date: 1926

Background imageScenes Collection: Children at play - Addison Place, London

Children at play - Addison Place, London
Children playing cricket and climbing drainpipes - Addison Place, London. Date: 1956

Background imageScenes Collection: Houses of Parliament with Royal procession, 1804

Houses of Parliament with Royal procession, 1804
The Houses of Parliament, pictured in 1804 with crowds assembled to watch the Royal Procession. Date: 1804

Background imageScenes Collection: Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens on Gala Night, 1804

Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens on Gala Night, 1804
Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens. Merrymakers seen gathered around the illuminated band stand. Date: 1804

Background imageScenes Collection: Mayfair in 1716

Mayfair in 1716
A decidedly rural looking Mayfair, now the most prestigious and expensive area of London, pictured in 1716. Date: 1716

Background imageScenes Collection: Boys tying rope round a lamppost, Southam Street

Boys tying rope round a lamppost, Southam Street
Two boys tying a length of rope round a lamppost in Southam Street, North Kensington, West London, so that they can swing round it (see 10061196). Date: 1956

Background imageScenes Collection: Ballroom dancer and dresser in dressing room - Brentwood

Ballroom dancer and dresser in dressing room - Brentwood
Ballroom dancer and his dresser in a dressing room. Behind the scenes at the Brentwood Preliminary Qualifier for the World Professional Ballroom Dancing Championships

Background imageScenes Collection: Tours & Excursions, Emerald Isle

Tours & Excursions, Emerald Isle
A montage of Irish scenes and landmarks, including the Giants Causeway, Connemara, Killarney, Rostrevor, and a lady playing a harp

Background imageScenes Collection: Cooks Nile Service, Ps Tewfik

Cooks Nile Service, Ps Tewfik
An illustrated cover of a passenger list for Cooks Nile Steamer Tewfik -- two Egyptian scenes with people, a sphinx, pyramids and palm trees. Date: 1892

Background imageScenes Collection: Tea party for a bear and his friends

Tea party for a bear and his friends

Background imageScenes Collection: Ballroom dancer getting ready in dressing room

Ballroom dancer getting ready in dressing room
Behind the Scenes - Ballroom dancer getting ready, checking her fishnets in a dressing room. Sound and List Preliminary event

Background imageScenes Collection: Ballroom dancer in dressing room

Ballroom dancer in dressing room
Ballroom dancer getting ready in a dressing room. Behind the Scenes - Sound and Listen Preliminary event

Background imageScenes Collection: Two women help dancer in dressing room

Two women help dancer in dressing room
Behind the Scenes. Two women help a ballroom dancer get ready in a dressing room - Sound and Listen event - Preliminary Competition

Background imageScenes Collection: Ballroom dancer and dresser in dressing room

Ballroom dancer and dresser in dressing room
Behinds the Scenes at a Sound and Listen event, preliminary competition. A ballroom dancer and her dresser in a dressing room, getting ready to perform

Background imageScenes Collection: Ballroom dancer doing her makeup, Blackpool

Ballroom dancer doing her makeup, Blackpool
Behind the scenes - a ballroom dancer doing her makeup in a dressing room. 1997

Background imageScenes Collection: Man at Work. Ballroom dancer in dressing room

Man at Work. Ballroom dancer in dressing room
Man at Work. A ballroom dancer repairing his costume in a dressing room. This photograph was featured in the exhibition The Ballroom Spy in collaboration with artist Jack Vettriano which transferred

Background imageScenes Collection: Behind the scenes at Blackpool - looking in mirror

Behind the scenes at Blackpool - looking in mirror
Behind the scenes at Blackpool. A male ballroom dancer checking his appearance in a hand mirror. 1997

Background imageScenes Collection: Police Officer in silhouette

Police Officer in silhouette
A police officer in helmet and cape directs traffic in London. Date: 1926

Background imageScenes Collection: Flower-seller in silhouette

Flower-seller in silhouette
A Flower Girl, although she looks more like a lady of a certain age, seated next to the flowers she sells to Londoners each day. Date: 1926

Background imageScenes Collection: Mother and child in silhouette

Mother and child in silhouette
A homeless mother and child - described as a Madonna by the artist - captured on a London street in silhouette. Date: 1926

Background imageScenes Collection: Bellboy in silhouette

Bellboy in silhouette
A bellboy in uniform carrying a small parcel, pictured in silhouette. Date: 1926

Background imageScenes Collection: St Pauls pigeons in silhouette

St Pauls pigeons in silhouette
A small child feeds the pigeons outside St Pauls Cathedral, a traditional gathering place for the avian vermin once upon a time before they moved on to Trafalgar Square

Background imageScenes Collection: Behind the scenes - Ballroom dancer in washroom

Behind the scenes - Ballroom dancer in washroom
Behind the scenes at the Royal Albert Hall - preparation for the Championships. A ballroom dancer in a washroom. 2002

Background imageScenes Collection: The Embankment artist in silhouette

The Embankment artist in silhouette
An artist on the Victoria Embankment, London takes a portrait of a small girl. Date: 1926

Background imageScenes Collection: Rag Fair silhouette

Rag Fair silhouette
Silhouette of a Rag Fair in London, showing a woman stall holder displaying her wares which range from old boots to fire bellows. Date: 1926

Background imageScenes Collection: Ballroom dancers relaxing - Behind the scenes at Blackpool

Ballroom dancers relaxing - Behind the scenes at Blackpool
Behind the scenes at Blackpool Ballroom dancers relaxing, some with their bare feet up on a table. 1997

Background imageScenes Collection: Rules to be Observed by a Victorian Family

Rules to be Observed by a Victorian Family -- a typical summary of Victorian values, with advice including: Waste Not, Want Not; Do everything at its proper time; Be punctual, be regular

Background imageScenes Collection: Wedding at Addison Place, London

Wedding at Addison Place, London
A wedding taking place at Addison Place, London. The bride and groom pose on the steps for their photograph, while the guests gather on the right. Date: 1956

Background imageScenes Collection: Cover design for The Poster, August 1899

Cover design for The Poster, August 1899, Number XIII, Volume III, price sixpence. A young woman sits at a cafe table watching a couple walk by. August 1899

Background imageScenes Collection: Ford Car Advertisement

Ford Car Advertisement
A woman stops in her new Ford Cabriolet convertible by a small provincial theatre to show off her new costume to fellow co-stars. Date: June 1931

Background imageScenes Collection: Calvi Beach, Corsica

Calvi Beach, Corsica
Sumptuous and colourful beach scene advertising the Corsican resort of Calvi, showing a 1930s lady in her bathing suit against beach and town. circa 1932

Background imageScenes Collection: Old Boys Pub

Old Boys Pub
Working class men putting the world to rights over a few pints in a pub in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England. Date: 1961

Background imageScenes Collection: Children Fighting

Children Fighting
A group of children watching a couple of boys fighting in the street, North Kensington, London. Date: 1956

Background imageScenes Collection: Learning to Weave

Learning to Weave
A girl learning to weave on a loom at the London County Council Handicraft School. Date: early 1930s

Background imageScenes Collection: Swedish Military Review

Swedish Military Review
The Changing of the Guard in Stockholm, Sweden. Date: early 1930s

Background imageScenes Collection: Man on N. London Street

Man on N. London Street
A sharp dresser on a North Kensington Street Date: 1959

Background imageScenes Collection: Screaming Girl

Screaming Girl
A little girl runs down the street screaming and crying her eyes out, North Kensington, London. Date: 1956

Background imageScenes Collection: Southam St (Mayne) 1961

Southam St (Mayne) 1961
Two ladies have a chat on the kerb as a mother heads off with her young child across the street and a stern faced woman walks home with the shopping. Date: 1961

Background imageScenes Collection: Farmyard Dogs

Farmyard Dogs
Dogs sleeping in a Devon (England) farmyard, happy to be beside the farmer, hammering in his outbuilding. Date: early 1930s

Background imageScenes Collection: Sheffield Pub Scene

Sheffield Pub Scene
A busy scene in a working class pub in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England. Note the women, most of them wearing headscarfs! Date: 1961

Background imageScenes Collection: Silver Jubilee 1935

Silver Jubilee 1935
Central London, heaving with buses and traffic, gaily decorated with flags and bunting to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of George V and Queen Mary. Date: 1935

Background imageScenes Collection: Royals Leave Palace

Royals Leave Palace
A crowd gathers at the gates of Buckingham Palace to watch King George V and Queen Mary driving past. Date: early 1930s




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