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Signs Collection

Background imageSigns Collection: WW2 Poster -- Formation Signs

WW2 Poster -- Formation Signs
Formation signs, dated 8 May 1945. Chromolithograph poster, showing various formation signs of infantry and armoured divisions, brigades, groups, including Airborne TPS, GHQ Liaison Regiment

Background imageSigns Collection: Benten Dori, Yokohama, Japan

Benten Dori, Yokohama, Japan
Benten Dori, a shopping street in Yokohama, Japan. circa 1890s

Background imageSigns Collection: Street scene after a fire, Wanchai, Hong Kong, China

Street scene after a fire, Wanchai, Hong Kong, China
Street scene after a fire in Wanchai, Hong Kong, China, with firemen clearing up their equipment. Date: 1987

Background imageSigns Collection: Street scene on the island of Corfu, Greece

Street scene on the island of Corfu, Greece. Date: 1984

Background imageSigns Collection: Street in the native town, Hong Kong, China

Street in the native town, Hong Kong, China. circa 1890

Background imageSigns Collection: Porcelain shops, Kyoto, Japan

Porcelain shops, Kyoto, Japan
Porcelain shops on a street in Kyoto, Japan. circa 1890s

Background imageSigns Collection: View of New York, USA

View of New York, USA

Background imageSigns Collection: Night view of New York, USA

Night view of New York, USA, with lights

Background imageSigns Collection: Street in Shanghai, China

Street in Shanghai, China. circa 1890

Background imageSigns Collection: Street in Hong Kong, China

Street in Hong Kong, China. circa 1890

Background imageSigns Collection: Your dog can be photographed sign

Your dog can be photographed sign
Sign for Thomas Fall Photographers reading " Your dog can be photographed at this show." Date: C.1930

Background imageSigns Collection: A signwriter painting a pub sign

A signwriter painting a pub sign
A signwriter paints the pub sign for the Hare and Hounds pub. Behind him can be seen other examples of his art and traditional tavern signs hanging in situ

Background imageSigns Collection: Young pedestrians in Soho, London

Young pedestrians in Soho, London
Young pedestrians in a street in Soho, Central London

Background imageSigns Collection: Signs of Spring by Muriel Dawson

Signs of Spring by Muriel Dawson -- a little boy looks at some sprouting bulbs in a plant pot. 1941

Background imageSigns Collection: First Aldermaston march

First Aldermaston march
A group of demonstrators take part in a march from Trafalgar Square in London to the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment at Aldermaston

Background imageSigns Collection: Street scene in India

Street scene in India
Street scene in Murree, India (now part of Pakistan), with a restaurant, shops and pedestrians. 1918

Background imageSigns Collection: Disguising a German Shop - Start of WWI

Disguising a German Shop - Start of WWI
Postcard sent within six weeks of the start of WWI, depicting a German Shopkeeper in Britain hastily changing the livery of his store to something perfectly British

Background imageSigns Collection: Rain in Kyoto, Japan

Rain in Kyoto, Japan
A downpour of rain in Kyoto, Japan. Date: 1986

Background imageSigns Collection: Busy street in North Point, Hong Kong

Busy street in North Point, Hong Kong
A busy street scene at North Point, Hong Kong. There are shops on either side of the street, as well as a street market set up in the roadway

Background imageSigns Collection: Yokohama, Japan

Yokohama, Japan
A street in a foreign settlement in Yokohama, Japan, with shop signs and carts Date: Late 19th Century

Background imageSigns Collection: The House Agent s

The House Agent s. An Estate Agent looks through a large ledger detailing House to Let. Date: 1902

Background imageSigns Collection: The Leather Bottle pub, Cobham, Kent

The Leather Bottle pub, Cobham, Kent
View of The Leather Bottle pub in Cobham Street, Cobham, near Gravesend, Kent. At one time it was known as The Pickwick Leather Bottle Hotel through its association with Charles Dickens book

Background imageSigns Collection: Signwriters at work

Signwriters at work
A wonderful photograph by Heinz Zinram showing a master signwriter at work, with his younger collegue (or apprentice) behind. A study in concentration, accuracy and exactitude in the craftsmans art

Background imageSigns Collection: Busy platform at JNR Station, Tokyo

Busy platform at JNR Station, Tokyo
Passengers on a busy platform at the JNR (Japanese National Railways) Station in Tokyo, Japan. Date: 1986

Background imageSigns Collection: Poster design for Hotel Astor, Paris, France

Poster design for Hotel Astor, Paris, France
Poster design for Hotel Astor, 11 Rue d Astorg, Paris, France. Showing Metro and Taxi signs, a lamppost, and the Sacre Coeur in the distance. 1956

Background imageSigns Collection: Dogs in the street at North Point, Hong Kong

Dogs in the street at North Point, Hong Kong
Three dogs scavenging amongst the remains of food from the street market at North Point, Hong Kong. A more well behaved dog stands outside a fruit shop, watching them. Date: 1987

Background imageSigns Collection: Horoscope abstract art deco design

Horoscope abstract art deco design with sun and star signs c. 1930s

Background imageSigns Collection: Neon Frontage at Walthamstow Dog Racing Stadium

Neon Frontage at Walthamstow Dog Racing Stadium
Famous for its greyhound racing track, Walthamstow Stadium opened in 1933. With a distinctive pink and green neon-lit frontage, the stadium has been one of the capitals most recognised landmarks

Background imageSigns Collection: Japanese Parliament

Japanese Parliament
Officials putting up name signs in the Japanese Houses of Parliament, Tokyo, Japan. Date: early 1930s

Background imageSigns Collection: Witch & Broomstick

Witch & Broomstick
A country pub sign, presumably for The Witch and Broomstick public house, with a familiar black cat grinning on top of it! Date: early 1930s

Background imageSigns Collection: Lost at Crossroads / 158

Lost at Crossroads / 158
A couple get out of their car with their map at a crossroads and look at the signs in frustration. Date: 1926

Background imageSigns Collection: Social / Hong Kong 1987

Social / Hong Kong 1987
A busy street scene at North Point, Hong Kong Date: 1987



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