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Background imageSocial Collection: Social worker

Social worker
People You See. Social worker. From Teddy Bear (12 September 1964)

Background imageSocial Collection: WW2 Poster -- Keep mum, shes not so dumb

WW2 Poster -- Keep mum, shes not so dumb

Background imageSocial Collection: WW2 Poster -- 10th Essex in War and Peace

WW2 Poster -- 10th Essex in War and Peace
With The 10th Essex in War and Peace. Colour photolithograph poster with a wartime scene, after Norman Howard, published by the Essex Regiment Museum, 1990

Background imageSocial Collection: Illustration, Jersey in Jail, man and two women

Illustration, Jersey in Jail, man and two women
Illustration, Jersey in Jail, showing a thin man whose trousers are too big for him, chatting with two women -- Very few have any superfluous fat of their own. 1940-1945

Background imageSocial Collection: Street musicians 1978, Dubrovnik

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

Background imageSocial 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 imageSocial Collection: People at the Acropolis, Athens, Greece

People at the Acropolis, Athens, Greece
Crowds of people at the Acropolis, Athens, Greece. Date: 1965

Background imageSocial 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 imageSocial 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 imageSocial Collection: The Perfect Debutante by Adrian Porter

The Perfect Debutante by Adrian Porter
Front cover of The Perfect Debutante, a book of humorous verse and sketches from 1937 taking the reader through the hilarious pitfalls and pleasures of the social season

Background imageSocial Collection: Cocktail time in Louisiana 1843

Cocktail time in Louisiana 1843 -- a black servant serves cocktails to four people. 1843

Background imageSocial Collection: The Chez Vous Cabaret at the Excelsior Hotel, Lido, Venic

The Chez Vous Cabaret at the Excelsior Hotel, Lido, Venic
The terrace of the Excelsior Hotel showing dancing at the outdoor Chez Vous cabaret with the spectacular luminous fountains 1920s

Background imageSocial Collection: Travelling chair, Hafuya Hotel, Hakone, Japan

Travelling chair, Hafuya Hotel, Hakone, Japan
Travelling chair outside the Hafuya Hotel, Hakone, Japan. circa 1890s

Background imageSocial Collection: Tea house balconies, Kyoto, Japan

Tea house balconies, Kyoto, Japan
People on tea house balconies at Kyoto, Japan. circa 1890s

Background imageSocial Collection: Ascot - The Royal Procession

Ascot - The Royal Procession
Stylised illustration showing the traditional carriage drive by the King and Queen down the course at Royal Ascot, one of the highlights of the summer social calendar

Background imageSocial Collection: Men at a street cafe, Egypt

Men at a street cafe, Egypt. circa 1870

Background imageSocial Collection: Henley Regatta

Henley Regatta
A stylised illustration of a view at Henley Regatta, started in 1839 by a local solicitor and one of the highlights of the summer social calendar being the most famous rowing event of the year

Background imageSocial Collection: Richmond Horse Show

Richmond Horse Show
Stylised illustration of Richmond Horse Show, one of the highlights of the summer social calendar. Date: 1927

Background imageSocial Collection: Masonic group, India

Masonic group, India. circa 1890s

Background imageSocial Collection: Varsity Match - Oxford v Cambridge at Lord s

Varsity Match - Oxford v Cambridge at Lord s
The Oxford and Cambridge Cricket Match played at Lords in July over three days, one of the highlights of the summer sporting and social calendar

Background imageSocial Collection: The restaurant of the May Fair Hotel

The restaurant of the May Fair Hotel
The restaurant of the newly-opened May Fair hotel in Stratton Street, Mayfair, London showing people seated at tables and others on the dancefloor

Background imageSocial Collection: Picnic with servant, India

Picnic with servant, India. circa 1890s

Background imageSocial Collection: Centre Court, Wimbledon

Centre Court, Wimbledon
Overhead view of the famous Centre Court at Wimbledon - the Lawn Tennis Championships being one of the highlights of the summer sporting calendar. Date: 1927

Background imageSocial Collection: Street scene in a city at night

Street scene in a city at night, with rich couples and their cars. 20th century

Background imageSocial Collection: Scene in a tea room at the Paris Exposition

Scene in a tea room at the Paris Exposition. 1900

Background imageSocial Collection: Landsberg weekend festival, Bavaria, Germany

Landsberg weekend festival, Bavaria, Germany
Weekend festival on the picturesque market square of Landsberg am Lech, Bavaria, Germany, with people sitting at trestle tables

Background imageSocial Collection: Elegant restaurant with Schweppes posters

Elegant restaurant with Schweppes posters
An elegant restaurant full of elegant people, with Schweppes posters on the wall. 20th century

Background imageSocial Collection: Clarksville, Georgia

Clarksville, Georgia
Street Scene in Clarksville, Georgia - July, 1888 1888

Background imageSocial Collection: People at an American barbecue

People at an American barbecue
A group of people at an American barbecue -- the caption says " Come and get it!", but the meat doesn t look quite done yet. 20th century

Background imageSocial Collection: Inside the Royal Festival Hall, South Bank, London

Inside the Royal Festival Hall, South Bank, London
A scene inside the Royal Festival Hall on Londons South Bank. A view across towards a central staircase, showing people on two levels

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

Tea party for a bear and his friends

Background imageSocial Collection: Leander Club, Henley Royal Regatta, Henley-on-Thames

Leander Club, Henley Royal Regatta, Henley-on-Thames
Henley Royal Regatta, Henley-on-Thames, South Oxfordshire. People milling around outside the Leander Club. 1995

Background imageSocial 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 imageSocial Collection: Print Users Yearbook -- people in underwear

Print Users Yearbook -- people in underwear
Print Users Yearbook -- people viewed in a cutaway of a house, all in underwear. A new standard of intimacy. Who would have guessed that undies were the correct garb to don when entertaining guests

Background imageSocial Collection: Pinocchio -- father in wheelchair

Pinocchio -- father in wheelchair
Pinocchio -- He constructed an elegant little wheel chair in which he could take his father out on fine days. 1911

Background imageSocial Collection: Brotherhood of the Misericordia of Florence, Italy

Brotherhood of the Misericordia of Florence, Italy, a charitable institution dating back to the Middle Ages. Seen here transporting a sick man. Masks are worn to preserve anonymity. late 19th century

Background imageSocial Collection: Cover design, Storyland, by Gladys Peto

Cover design, Storyland, by Gladys Peto
Cover design for Storyland, by Gladys Peto. Gladys Emma Peto (1890-1977) was an English artist, fashion designer, illustrator and writer of childrens books. 1931

Background imageSocial Collection: Parkhill Estate, Sheffield

Parkhill Estate, Sheffield
A view of the newly built Parkhill housing estate in Sheffield from a high window. Below, people walk along the pavement next to the new building. Date: 1961

Background imageSocial Collection: Medication time at old peoples home

Medication time at old peoples home
At an old peoples home in Daventry, a nurse with a tray of medicines arrives at a table where old women are having tea, to supply them with the correct pills. Date: 1964

Background imageSocial Collection: Art deco sketches by Fish - a social dilemma

Art deco sketches by Fish - a social dilemma: what to do with a husband? Date: 1922

Background imageSocial Collection: Art deco sketch by Fish, 1921

Art deco sketch by Fish, 1921. Conversation and a cup of tea amongst fashionable London society Date: 1921

Background imageSocial Collection: Latimer Road underground station

Latimer Road underground station
Outside Latimer Road underground station in North Kensington, West London -- the road is cut across by a huge railway bridge, as this particular station isn t actually under the ground. Date: 1960

Background imageSocial Collection: Operagoers at Glyndebourne, Sussex

Operagoers at Glyndebourne, Sussex
Operagoers stroll around the gardens at Glyndebourne, near Lewes, East Sussex, venue of the annual Glyndebourne Festival Opera since 1934

Background imageSocial 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 imageSocial Collection: Westbourne Grove bus stop

Westbourne Grove bus stop
An assortment of people waiting at a bus stop in Westbourne Grove, West London. Date: 1961

Background imageSocial Collection: People at a cricket luncheon, Westminster

People at a cricket luncheon, Westminster
People eating, drinking and socialising in a marquee at a cricket luncheon in Westminster, Central London. Its a rather grand affair, with champagne, fine wines, and a printed menu

Background imageSocial Collection: Spike Milligan at adventure playground opening

Spike Milligan at adventure playground opening
Spike Milligan (1918-2002), comedian and writer, at the opening of the Ampton Street Adventure Playground in the Kings Cross area of Central London. A group of children cluster round him

Background imageSocial Collection: West of England Academy exhibition

West of England Academy exhibition
People at an exhibition and party given by Lord Methuen at the Royal West of England Academy in Bristol. Lord Methuen was President of the RWA from 1940 until 1967




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