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Background imageWorking Collection: Laying cement

Laying cement. Fathers newly laid cement path is ruined by the pet dog

Background imageWorking Collection: WW2 Poster -- Join the ATS

WW2 Poster -- Join the ATS
Fill his place in jobs like these Join the ATS. Colour photolithograph recruitment poster, artist unknown, published by HMSO. Showing a cook, a clerk, a typist and a driver. 1940

Background imageWorking Collection: British Information Poster, WW1

British Information Poster, WW1
Its worth while! Thats why. Buy War Savings Certificates. Chromolithograph poster after J P Beadle, published as Poster No. 36, by the National War Savings Committee, 1917

Background imageWorking Collection: British Peace Poster, WW1

British Peace Poster, WW1
Labour Fights Wars and then Pays for them -- Disarm! Chromolithograph poster, by Grafton Art Limited, Peace Poster No 2. 1918

Background imageWorking Collection: Illustration, Jersey in Jail, farming

Illustration, Jersey in Jail, farming
Illustration, Jersey in Jail, showing people farming -- Within a year, very few were still working on the land. 1940-1945

Background imageWorking Collection: Nursery Rhymes -- Jolly Miller, Tom Thumb

Nursery Rhymes -- Jolly Miller, Tom Thumb

Background imageWorking Collection: Business card design, man carrying bottles

Business card design, man carrying bottles
Business card design, depicting a smiling man carrying several bottles of wine in two baskets. 20th century

Background imageWorking Collection: Silhouette Calendar -- July

Silhouette Calendar -- July

Background imageWorking Collection: State elephant, Baroda (Vadodara), Gujarat, India

State elephant, Baroda (Vadodara), Gujarat, India. circa 1890s

Background imageWorking Collection: Washing clothes at a Dhobi Ghat, Calcutta, India

Washing clothes at a Dhobi Ghat, Calcutta, India
People washing clothes at a Dhobi Ghat, Calcutta (Kolkata), India. circa 1890s

Background imageWorking Collection: Farmer and pack ox, Japan

Farmer and pack ox, Japan

Background imageWorking Collection: Fishwives at work, Barra, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Fishwives at work, Barra, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
Fishwives at work on the island of Barra, Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Date: circa 1930

Background imageWorking Collection: Little boy shovelling coal, Krakow, Poland

Little boy shovelling coal, Krakow, Poland
A little boy shovelling coal on a street in Krakow, Poland. Date: 1959

Background imageWorking Collection: Repairs on a VW Beetle car

Repairs on a VW Beetle car
A motor mechanic carrying out repairs on a VW Beetle car, whose engine is, of course, in the boot! Date: 1963

Background imageWorking Collection: Ploughing with oxen, Crete, Greece

Ploughing with oxen, Crete, Greece
A man ploughing with oxen on the island of Crete, Greece. Date: 1965

Background imageWorking Collection: Man at work, Walker & Hall Cutlers, Sheffield

Man at work, Walker & Hall Cutlers, Sheffield, Yorkshire. His workbench is full of tools and silver (or silver plated) teapots. Date: 1961

Background imageWorking Collection: Three people at work in an office

Three people at work in an office
Two men and a woman at work in a rather shabby looking office. Date: 1966

Background imageWorking Collection: Docks at Barra, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Docks at Barra, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
View of the docks at Barra, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, with fish barrels stacked up and boats in the harbour. A group of fishwives can be seen on the right. Date: circa 1930

Background imageWorking Collection: Man at work in a clothing factory, Hemel Hempstead

Man at work in a clothing factory, Hemel Hempstead
Man at work in a clothing factory in Hemel Hempstead, cutting multiple pieces of cloth. Date: 1963

Background imageWorking Collection: Workman at slate mill, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales

Workman at slate mill, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales
A workman expertly splitting a slate at slate mill, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales. Date: 1962

Background imageWorking Collection: Sketch of working people

Sketch of working people -- a man carrying a basket on his head, and a woman carrying a jar. 1922

Background imageWorking Collection: Fisherman making and repairing lobster pots

Fisherman making and repairing lobster pots
A fisherman making and repairing lobster pots. Date: circa 1930

Background imageWorking Collection: Men at work in an office

Men at work in an office
Two men at work in a rather shabby looking office. Date: 1966

Background imageWorking Collection: Workmen at slate mill, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales

Workmen at slate mill, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales
Men at work in a slate mill, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales, splitting the slate into usable pieces. Date: 1962

Background imageWorking Collection: Motor mechanic at work under a car

Motor mechanic at work under a car
A motor mechanic at work under a car. Date: 1956

Background imageWorking Collection: Students at work in Bodleian Library, Oxford

Students at work in Bodleian Library, Oxford
Students at work in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. Date: 1958

Background imageWorking Collection: Furniture delivery in the snow, London

Furniture delivery in the snow, London
Delivery of office furniture in the snow on a London street. Date: 1963

Background imageWorking Collection: Boy drawing a picture at Corsham Art School

Boy drawing a picture at Corsham Art School

Background imageWorking Collection: Girl and boy in a play area, Holland Park

Girl and boy in a play area, Holland Park
A girl and a boy in a play area in Holland Park, West London. They have been using long sticks as swords -- the girl has got the better of the boy

Background imageWorking 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 imageWorking Collection: Idealised garden scene with two ladies

Idealised garden scene with two ladies watching people gardening. 20th century

Background imageWorking Collection: Poster advertising War Savings

Poster advertising War Savings, encourage people to invest in war bonds to support the ATS (the womens branch of the army, the Auxiliary Territorial Service). 1940s

Background imageWorking Collection: Granpop Gets Down to Brass Tacks by Lawson Wood

Granpop Gets Down to Brass Tacks by Lawson Wood
Humorous illustration by Lawson Wood featuring his orang utan character, Granpop, descending a ladder only to stand painfully on some brass tacks. His porcine companion seems to find this hilarious

Background imageWorking Collection: Man carrying an eel trap

Man carrying an eel trap
A man carrying a wickerwork eel trap on his back. More traps can be seen in the background

Background imageWorking Collection: Sheep shearer at work, Burrawang Station, Australia

Sheep shearer at work, Burrawang Station, Australia
Sheep shearer at work, Burrawang Station, New South Wales, Australia. circa 1890s

Background imageWorking Collection: Cobblers at work, Naples, Italy

Cobblers at work, Naples, Italy. late 19th century

Background imageWorking Collection: Man and dog with milk cart

Man and dog with milk cart
Man (possibly Belgian) and dog with a milk cart, in a studio photo with a painted backdrop. late 19th century

Background imageWorking Collection: People picking tea, Japan

People picking tea, Japan. circa 1890s

Background imageWorking Collection: Men with rice bales on cart, Japan

Men with rice bales on cart, Japan. circa 1890s

Background imageWorking Collection: Women sorting silk worms, Japan

Women sorting silk worms, Japan. circa 1890s

Background imageWorking Collection: Shetland knitter, Shetland Islands, Scotland

Shetland knitter, Shetland Islands, Scotland. She is knitting as she walks along with a bulky load on her back. late 19th century

Background imageWorking Collection: Workers threshing grain, Japan

Workers threshing grain, Japan. circa 1890s

Background imageWorking Collection: Bank of England and Royal Exchange, London

Bank of England and Royal Exchange, London
Bank of England and Royal Exchange, City of London, on a busy day. circa 1900

Background imageWorking Collection: Barrel makers, Japan

Barrel makers, Japan
Barrel makers at work, Japan. circa 1890s

Background imageWorking Collection: Skye crofters planting potatoes, Scotland

Skye crofters planting potatoes, Scotland. late 19th century

Background imageWorking Collection: Shearing sheep, Burrawang, Australia

Shearing sheep, Burrawang, Australia
Shearing sheep, Burrawang, New South Wales, Australia. circa 1890s

Background imageWorking Collection: Young woman spinning thread, Japan

Young woman spinning thread, Japan. circa 1890s

Background imageWorking Collection: High Street, Hounslow, Middlesex

High Street, Hounslow, Middlesex
View along the High Street, Hounslow, Middlesex




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