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Collapsed Collection

From medical emergencies to historical disasters, the concept of 'collapsed' takes on various forms

Background imageCollapsed Collection: Pneumothorax treatment, X-ray

Pneumothorax treatment, X-ray
Pneumothorax treatment (image 2 of 2). X-ray of the chest of a patient, showing treatment with a drain of a partial collapse of one lung (at right) in pneumothorax

Background imageCollapsed Collection: Farrows Bank Ltd. - The Peoples Bank

Farrows Bank Ltd. - The Peoples Bank - 1 Cheapside, London. In setting up the bank, Thomas Farrow wished not only that unsuspecting people in need of money to tide them over a period of temporary

Background imageCollapsed Collection: Queen Victoria travelling over the Tay bridge

Queen Victoria travelling over the Tay bridge
Queen Victoria crossing the Tay Bridge, Dundee. Later that year the Tay bridge collapsed while a train was crossing resulting in the deaths of 75 people

Background imageCollapsed Collection: His Masters Vice

His Masters Vice
Bonzo asleep with his head in a glass after helping himself to the Masters drinks supply. Date: circa 1922

Background imageCollapsed Collection: London firefighters at work in Hampstead High Street

London firefighters at work in Hampstead High Street
London firefighters at work outside a Woolworths building in Hampstead High Street, north-west London (11 May 1946). General aerial view of the front of the premises after the fire has been

Background imageCollapsed Collection: Platform of Post Office (St. Paul s) Underground Station

Platform of Post Office (St. Paul s) Underground Station
Central Line Series. A smart lady, exhausted messenger boy and down-on-his-luck punter seated on a bench on the platform of St

Background imageCollapsed Collection: LFB and the Blitz - Queen Victoria Street

LFB and the Blitz - Queen Victoria Street
The moment that an unsupported front wall of a building, severely damaged by fire, dramatically collapsed into the street

Background imageCollapsed Collection: Spanish Bullfighting Series (10 / 12)

Spanish Bullfighting Series (10 / 12)
Spanish Bullfighting Series. The matador has removed his sword and the bull has collapsed. Date: 1913

Background imageCollapsed Collection: Infinity symbol and black hole

Infinity symbol and black hole
Black hole, abstract computer artwork. Matter is spiralling into the black hole, dragged by the immense gravitational forces. This causes the matter to give off high-energy X-rays

Background imageCollapsed Collection: Earthquake damage in Armenia 1989

Earthquake damage in Armenia 1989
Earthquake damage. A group of US politicians visiting a damaged bread-baking factory in Armenia after the 1988 Spitak earthquake

Background imageCollapsed Collection: Collapsed building

Collapsed building. Gas from a leaking pipe was accidentally ignited and exploded, ruining the London Tavern in Coltishall, Norfolk, England

Background imageCollapsed Collection: Hayes winning the Marathon Race. Olympic Games, London 1908

Hayes winning the Marathon Race. Olympic Games, London 1908
Photograph of John Hayes, American athlete, in the final leg of the marathon race at the London Olympic Games in 1908. Dorando Pietri of Italy collapsed after entering the stadium ahead of the pack

Background imageCollapsed Collection: The Battle of Stirling Bridge, 11 September 1297, (c1880)

The Battle of Stirling Bridge, 11 September 1297, (c1880). The Battle of Stirling Bridge was a battle of the First War of Scottish Independence

Background imageCollapsed Collection: Collapsed house in Swedenborg Square, Stepney

Collapsed house in Swedenborg Square, Stepney
Gazing at the ruins of their home, which collapsed soon after they fled - tenants of a house in Stepney. The house was typical of much of old housing in London

Background imageCollapsed Collection: The General Strike - Government leaders

The General Strike - Government leaders
Government leaders during the General Strike: Ministers and Commissioners. 1. Chief Civil Commissioner: Sir W. Mitchell-Thomson, 2. Principal Chief Assistant Commissioner, Mr. A. B. Lowry, 3

Background imageCollapsed Collection: Tragedy of the Marathon Race... London Olympics 1908

Tragedy of the Marathon Race... London Olympics 1908
Front cover from The Graphic. Dorando Pietri of Italy collapsed after entering the stadium ahead of the pack during the 1908 London Olympics

Background imageCollapsed Collection: Tattooing - Drunk Tattooist has got carried away

Tattooing - Drunk Tattooist has got carried away
Tattooing - Drunk Tattooist (Professor Smith) has got carried away... " Its taking you a long time to write I love Annie !" Date: circa 1920s

Background imageCollapsed Collection: Canadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan 11162

Canadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan 11162 (msn 440-454, CL-66C / CV-540). A CL-66C Napier Eland powered Cosmopolitan, at Burbank after disposal by RCAF without Eland engines

Background imageCollapsed Collection: An exhausted young shop worker

An exhausted young shop worker
5616471 An exhausted young shop worker; (add.info.: Engraving depicting an exhausted young shop girl who has collapsed after an extremely long week at work. Dated 19th Century)

Background imageCollapsed Collection: Policeman inspects a work pass for a man collapsed on the pavement. 1890 (french engraving)

Policeman inspects a work pass for a man collapsed on the pavement. 1890 (french engraving)
5617247 Policeman inspects a work pass for a man collapsed on the pavement. 1890 (french engraving); (add.info.: 02/02/1890); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageCollapsed Collection: Engraving depicting first aid trained ladies treating a young man who has collapsed, 19th century

Engraving depicting first aid trained ladies treating a young man who has collapsed, 19th century
5309249 Engraving depicting first aid trained ladies treating a young man who has collapsed, 19th century; (add.info.: Engraving depicting first aid trained ladies treating a young man who has)

Background imageCollapsed Collection: Ruins of the Fallen Houses in Pilgrim-street, City, 1858. Creator: Unknown

Ruins of the Fallen Houses in Pilgrim-street, City, 1858. Creator: Unknown
Ruins of the Fallen Houses in Pilgrim-street, City, 1858. Engraving from a photograph by Butler and Dyer, of Walnut-tree-walk, Lambeth

Background imageCollapsed Collection: View of the collapsed tower in Egmond aan Zee, c. 1752. Creator: Anon

View of the collapsed tower in Egmond aan Zee, c. 1752. Creator: Anon
View of the collapsed tower in Egmond aan Zee, c. 1752

Background imageCollapsed Collection: Andromache in Despair at the Sight of Hector's Body, 1803-1804. Creator: Johan Ludvig Gebhard Lund

Andromache in Despair at the Sight of Hector's Body, 1803-1804. Creator: Johan Ludvig Gebhard Lund
Andromache in Despair at the Sight of Hector's Body, 1803-1804. Andromache collapses at the news of her husband's death

Background imageCollapsed Collection: La dêroute!, 19th century. Creator: Honore Daumier

La dêroute!, 19th century. Creator: Honore Daumier
La deroute!, 19th century. Total collapse!

Background imageCollapsed Collection: China - Bridge Broken Under American Truck, 1913. Creator: Harris & Ewing

China - Bridge Broken Under American Truck, 1913. Creator: Harris & Ewing
China - Bridge Broken Under American Truck, 1913

Background imageCollapsed Collection: Scene from 'Tess of the D'Urbervilles', by Thomas Hardy, 1891. Creator: Hubert von Herkomer

Scene from "Tess of the D'Urbervilles", by Thomas Hardy, 1891. Creator: Hubert von Herkomer
Tess of the D'Urbervilles", By Thomas Hardy; "In stagnant blackness they waited through an interval which seemed endless", 1891. From "The Graphic

Background imageCollapsed Collection: 'More Frightened Than Hurt', 1890. Creator: John Charlton. 'More Frightened Than Hurt', 1890

"More Frightened Than Hurt", 1890. Creator: John Charlton. "More Frightened Than Hurt", 1890
"More Frightened Than Hurt", 1890. From "The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper", Volume 42. July to December, 1890

Background imageCollapsed Collection: A Sailor's Picnic--'Man Overboard; Lower away the Lifeboats', 1890. Creator: Unknown

A Sailor's Picnic--"Man Overboard; Lower away the Lifeboats", 1890. Creator: Unknown
A Sailor's Picnic--"Man Overboard; Lower away the Lifeboats", 1890. From "The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper", Volume 42. July to December, 1890

Background imageCollapsed Collection: The Union Workhouse, at King's Lynn, 1854. Creator: Unknown

The Union Workhouse, at King's Lynn, 1854. Creator: Unknown
The Union Workhouse, at King's Lynn, 1854. Collapse of a building in Norfolk. This ancient building, which fell to the ground on the morning of Sunday...(by which two lives were lost)

Background imageCollapsed Collection: Bursting of the Fleet Ditch and destruction of part of the Metropolitan Railway... 1862

Bursting of the Fleet Ditch and destruction of part of the Metropolitan Railway... 1862. Creator: Unknown
Bursting of the Fleet Ditch and destruction of part of the Metropolitan Railway: scene of the accident, [London], 1862. Owing to falls in the Fleet sewer the waters had accumulated to a great extent

Background imageCollapsed Collection: 'The Return of the Lost Sailor', by T. Roberts, in the Exhibition of the Society of... 1862

"The Return of the Lost Sailor", by T. Roberts, in the Exhibition of the Society of... 1862
"The Return of the Lost Sailor", by T. Roberts, in the Exhibition of the Society of British Artists, 1862. Engraving of a painting

Background imageCollapsed Collection: Scenes from the Passion of Christ: The Crucifixion [middle panel], 1380s

Scenes from the Passion of Christ: The Crucifixion [middle panel], 1380s

Background imageCollapsed Collection: The Descent from the Cross, 1615-31. Creator: Charles David

The Descent from the Cross, 1615-31. Creator: Charles David
The Descent from the Cross, 1615-31

Background imageCollapsed Collection: Gerhardt Cycleplane

Gerhardt Cycleplane
Men Inspecting Crashed Gerhardt Cycleplane with Hangars Behind Date: 1920s

Background imageCollapsed Collection: Volta Tower, Finedon, Northamptonshire - folly

Volta Tower, Finedon, Northamptonshire - folly
Volta Tower, Finedon, Northamptonshire, folly built in 1865 collapsed in 1951 - Thomas E. Pope photo postcard c. 1910 Date: circa 1910

Background imageCollapsed Collection: Collapsed railway viaduct in Penistone, February 2nd 1916

Collapsed railway viaduct in Penistone, February 2nd 1916

Background imageCollapsed Collection: Subsidence of Railway Tunnel at Guildford

Subsidence of Railway Tunnel at Guildford, showing collapsed tunnel and buildings, with onlookers top left. From the section, Small Talk'. Date: 1895

Background imageCollapsed Collection: Shop Wrecked By Car

Shop Wrecked By Car
Wreckage to a corner shop in Thornton Heath, caused by a four-seater saloon car. The car had swerved to avoid children playing in the road. Nobody was seriously hurt. Date: 1931

Background imageCollapsed Collection: Knavesborough

Knavesborough
A pencil drawing of Knavesborough, a market town in north Yorkshire, with its 24.5 metre high gritstone viaduct. Upon nearing completion in 1848, the viaduct collapsed into the River Nidd

Background imageCollapsed Collection: Boeing EC-135J Stratotanker 62-3584

Boeing EC-135J Stratotanker 62-3584
United States Air Force (USAF) - Boeing EC-135J Stratotanker 62-3584 (MSN 18567), airborne command post. (Overshot runway at Pope AFB, NC, undercarriage collapsed)

Background imageCollapsed Collection: Hawker Siddeley HS. 125 Series 1A N1135MK

Hawker Siddeley HS. 125 Series 1A N1135MK
Hawker Siddeley HS.125 Series 1A N1135MK (msn 25019), of Kewitt Construction Company. (Written off at Des Moines on 24 February 1966 after an aborted take-off with collapsed undercarriage) Date: 1965

Background imageCollapsed Collection: General Dynamics F-16D Fighting Falcon 89-2175

General Dynamics F-16D Fighting Falcon 89-2175
United States Air Force - General Dynamics F-16D Block 42H Fighting Falcon 89-2175 (msn 1C-338, base code LF'), of the 63rd Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Wing

Background imageCollapsed Collection: 1914 1910s 10s Tens Promotional Postcard Adrian

1914 1910s 10s Tens Promotional Postcard Adrian
1914, 1910s, 10s, tens, promotional, postcard, adrian, ross, george, dances, opera, house, northampton, waltz, dream, waltzes, waltzed, dreams, violin, violins, musician, music, musical, body

Background imageCollapsed Collection: FLOGGING NEAR-DEAD HORSE

FLOGGING NEAR-DEAD HORSE
Montfaucon, on the outskirts of Paris : a wagon-driver flogs a nearly dead horse which has collapsed trying to draw a wagon containing a truly dead cab-horse. Date: 1860

Background imageCollapsed Collection: Child labour working in the fields

Child labour working in the fields
Farming under the gang system - work contracted out to entrepreneurs who worked their labour force often under harsh conditions. Date: 1867

Background imageCollapsed Collection: DDE-90029074

DDE-90029074
Czech Republic, North Moravia, Beskydy. Abandoned House with a collapsed roof and mountains in the background. Date: 15/04/2010

Background imageCollapsed Collection: Black hole destroying star, illustration

Black hole destroying star, illustration. A black hole is an object so compact (usually a collapsed star) that nothing can escape its gravitational pull. Not even light



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From medical emergencies to historical disasters, the concept of 'collapsed' takes on various forms. In the realm of healthcare, a collapsed lung (pneumothorax) demands immediate attention and treatment. X-rays reveal the extent of damage and guide doctors in restoring normal breathing. Speaking of historical events, one cannot forget Queen Victoria's ill-fated journey over the Tay bridge. The collapse of this iconic structure shook an entire nation and left a lasting mark on engineering history. Moving from royalty to vices, we delve into 'His Masters Vice. ' This intriguing phrase hints at hidden indulgences that can bring even the mightiest downfalls. During times of war, London Fire Brigade (LFB) faced immense challenges amidst the Blitz bombings. One such incident occurred on Queen Victoria Street when buildings collapsed under relentless attacks. Shifting gears to artistry, Spanish bullfighting series captivates audiences with its intense moments. Picture number 10 out of 12 showcases a dramatic scene where strength meets vulnerability as both matador and bull face potential collapse. Tragedy struck Armenia in 1989 when a devastating earthquake caused widespread destruction. Images capturing the aftermath depict shattered lives alongside collapsed structures—a haunting reminder of nature's power. Closer to home, a house in Swedenborg Square stands as a testament to unexpected collapses within our own communities. Once filled with life and memories, it now lies abandoned after succumbing to time's relentless grip. The sight of any building collapsing is both awe-inspiring and terrifying—an abrupt end for something once solidly standing tall against all odds. On lighter notes from sporting achievements like Hayes winning the Marathon Race during London's Olympic Games in 1908 or amusing anecdotes like a drunk tattooist getting carried away while etching ink onto skin—these instances remind us that even triumphs or frivolous activities can lead to unexpected consequences if not handled carefully. In exploring abstract concepts tied to 'collapsed, ' we encounter the infinity symbol and black hole.