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Wooden Collection (#5)

Background imageWooden Collection: View down an English valley with a young Fox

View down an English valley with a young Fox
A view looking down a lush verdant green English valley, past a small wooden stile. A young fox has been added to the border framing the scene. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith Date: circa 1980

Background imageWooden Collection: Unidentified group outside a hut

Unidentified group outside a hut

Background imageWooden Collection: Wheelwrights - Mandu, Madhya Pradesh

Wheelwrights - Mandu, Madhya Pradesh
Wheelwrights at work near Mandu, Madhya Pradesh Province, India attach metal rims to large cart wheels. Photograph by Ralph Ponsonby Watts Date: circa 1940s

Background imageWooden Collection: Transporting wood - India

Transporting wood - India
Wooden ox-pulled carts filled with wood pause at the roadside in the Madhya Pradesh Province, India. Photograph by Ralph Ponsonby Watts Date: circa 1940s

Background imageWooden Collection: Two children play on a fence - Devon

Two children play on a fence - Devon
Two young children climb up, and lean over, a fence leading into a large field, Devon. Photograph by Ralph Ponsonby Watts Date: 1920s

Background imageWooden Collection: Catching fish in an old boot

Catching fish in an old boot
A humourous painting by Malcolm Greensmith depicting a lad fishing by a stream (ignoring the warning sign!) having far more success catching fish in his boot

Background imageWooden Collection: Gull swoops above an empty rowing boat

Gull swoops above an empty rowing boat

Background imageWooden Collection: Photograph of a John Walker Clock

Photograph of a John Walker Clock
Photograph of a clock by John Walker of South Molton Street, London, with roman and arabic numerals around the dial and a circular wooden frame

Background imageWooden Collection: Children Clean Teeth

Children Clean Teeth
Children at the National Adoption Societys home in Harlesden brush their teeth standing at a wooden table using bowls. Date: 1930s

Background imageWooden Collection: Japanese Cards Custom

Japanese Cards Custom
An ancient Spring custom which enables Japanese men and women to buy small wooden cards for a few pence, which are placed before the gods to absolve the offerer from all sins. Date: 1930s

Background imageWooden Collection: German Fire Engine

German Fire Engine
A fire engine with a brass pump, dating from the reign of Friedrich II. It was presented to Prince Henry of Prussia. Photographed when it was in the Firemans Museum, Berlin. Date: 18th century

Background imageWooden Collection: Touring Monkeys

Touring Monkeys
Two performing monkeys, chained and clinging to one another on a wooden cart en route their next venue. Date: early 1930s

Background imageWooden Collection: Fall / Griffon / In Trug

Fall / Griffon / In Trug
Two unnamed griffons owned by Scholfield sitting in a trug (a wooden basket used in the garden). Pose 2 - one paw outstretched. Date: 1971

Background imageWooden Collection: Seaside Telescope

Seaside Telescope
A little girl stands on some wooden steps to look through a seaside telescope. Date: early 1930s

Background imageWooden Collection: Weaving a Tapestry

Weaving a Tapestry
A woman weaving a tapestry of Arms of the Weavers of London 1700 on a wooden hand loom. Date: early 1930s

Background imageWooden Collection: Girl Building Toy Road

Girl Building Toy Road
A wooden road under construction by a 3-year old girl, with some toy cars and trucks standing by Date: 1960s




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