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"Finger: Unveiling the Secrets of the Hand" Unlocking the mysteries held within the palmistry map of the hand

Background imageFinger Collection: 'Sinfonia': a woman's hands holding calla lillies

"Sinfonia": a woman's hands holding calla lillies Argentina Buenos Aires. Date of Photograph:1940 ca

Background imageFinger Collection: Caricature of Harry Paulton and Johns Clarke, actors

Caricature of Harry Paulton and Johns Clarke, actors
Caricature of Harry Paulton (1842-1917) and Johns Clarke (1833-1899), actors -- The Two Dromios (of Ephesus and Syracuse respectively)

Background imageFinger Collection: Palmistry map of the hand

Palmistry map of the hand
A palmistry map of the hand, labelling the different areas

Background imageFinger Collection: Kitchener Poster - Your Country Needs You

Kitchener Poster - Your Country Needs You
Poster, Britons - (Kitchener) wants YOU. Join your countrys army. The classic World War One recruitment poster designed by Alfred Leete. circa 1916

Background imageFinger Collection: Nelson outlining his battle plans for Trafalgar, 1805

Nelson outlining his battle plans for Trafalgar, 1805
This picture illustrates the famous incident when Nelson, visiting Lord Sidmouth five weeks before Trafalgar, dipped a finger in the port and sketched his plan for the expected battle

Background imageFinger Collection: Kitchener Poster C. 1915

Kitchener Poster C. 1915
Your Country Needs You This direct and graphic recruitment poster featuring Lord Kitchener, aimed to command and inspire

Background imageFinger Collection: Ww1 Kitchener Recruiting

Ww1 Kitchener Recruiting
KITCHENER POSTER Recruitment poster featuring Kitchener : " You are the man I want"

Background imageFinger Collection: Motor and sensory homunculi

Motor and sensory homunculi
Sensory and motor homunculi. Computer artwork of a motor homunculus (left) and a sensory homunculus (right). Parts of the body are sized according to how much space the brain gives to processing

Background imageFinger Collection: Sacred Heart of Jesus

Sacred Heart of Jesus
Jesus holds his sacred heart in one hand, raises a pointing finger with the other, warning you not to misbehave

Background imageFinger Collection: Angerona Goddess

Angerona Goddess
A Roman goddess of obscure attributes : depicted here with finger to lips, she is also represented with her mouth bound, so there are connotations of secrecy

Background imageFinger Collection: Ww1 / C 1915 / Kitchener Pos

Ww1 / C 1915 / Kitchener Pos
KITCHENER POSTER " Your Country Needs You" The striking recruitment poster featuring Lord Kitchener

Background imageFinger Collection: Boxing for Ladies 1886

Boxing for Ladies 1886
The modern girl taught to prefer a bout with the gloves to a scratch with her finger nails

Background imageFinger Collection: Drop of blood

Drop of blood on a finger. This could have been drawn to test for a patients blood grouping or to sample the blood for its level of sugar, which is important for diabetics to monitor

Background imageFinger Collection: Lie detector test

Lie detector test
MODEL RELEASED. Lie detector test. Pulse meters on a mans fingers during a lie detector, or polygraph, test. A polygraph records changes in a number of physiological processes

Background imageFinger Collection: Sleeping Beauty pricks her finger by Arthur Rackham

Sleeping Beauty pricks her finger by Arthur Rackham
The crucial moment in the story of Sleeping Beauty when Beauty pricks her finger on a spinning wheel thus sending her to sleep for a number of years

Background imageFinger Collection: Arabic coffee, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Middle East

Arabic coffee, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Middle East

Background imageFinger Collection: Whos Absent; Wwi Poster

Whos Absent; Wwi Poster
Recruitment poster for the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, designed to shame the viewer into joining up. John Bull demands: Whos absent? Is it you?

Background imageFinger Collection: Nun looking at the camera

Nun looking at the camera, with her finger covering her lips as if in a conspiracy of silence. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageFinger Collection: Slender Loris PM 2709 Loris tardigrada © P. Morris / ARDEA LONDON

Slender Loris PM 2709 Loris tardigrada © P. Morris / ARDEA LONDON
PM-2709 Slender LORIS India - Sri Lanka Loris tardigrada Pat Morris Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageFinger Collection: George Melly on stage at the Forum Theatre, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, 8 April 1983

George Melly on stage at the Forum Theatre, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, 8 April 1983

Background imageFinger Collection: Fingerprint scanner

Fingerprint scanner. Persons finger being scanned by a fingerprint scanner. This scanner is being used to open a door. The ridges on peoples fingers form a unique identifying pattern

Background imageFinger Collection: Britannia and Eve magazine, August 1940

Britannia and Eve magazine, August 1940
Front cover illustration featuring a smiling woman, clasping her hands with joy and thinking very happy thoughts. She wears a orange silk dress, bright red lipstick and her hair in finger waves

Background imageFinger Collection: Hands, Za-Zen meditation

Hands, Za-Zen meditation, Elheiji (Eiheiji) Zen monastery, Japan, Asia

Background imageFinger Collection: Hands, X-ray

Hands, X-ray

Background imageFinger Collection: Mr Pastry, aka Richard Hearne, with lion

Mr Pastry, aka Richard Hearne, with lion
Mr Pastry, aka the comic actor Richard Hearne (1908-1979), with a lion. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageFinger Collection: The Creation of Adam painting by Michelangelo on ceiling of the Sistine Chapel

The Creation of Adam painting by Michelangelo on ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
Vintage masterpiece painting of The Creation of Adam. Painted by Michelangelo on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, circa 1511a'1512

Background imageFinger Collection: Study of hands, 15th century (1930). Artist: Leonardo da Vinci

Study of hands, 15th century (1930). Artist: Leonardo da Vinci
Study of hands, 15th century (1930). Found in the Windsor collection. From Apollo magazine, volume XII, no 71 (November 1930)

Background imageFinger Collection: Music cover, On the Good Ship Lollipop, Shirley Temple

Music cover, On the Good Ship Lollipop, Shirley Temple
Music cover, On the Good Ship Lollipop, words and music by Sidney Clare and Richard A Whiting, as sung by Shirley Temple in the film Bright Eyes. 1934

Background imageFinger Collection: Planet Earth on human hands, breaking down and crumbling

Planet Earth on human hands, breaking down and crumbling with fragments falling apart. Airbrush illustration

Background imageFinger Collection: X-ray of healthy human hands

X-ray of healthy human hands
Healthy hands. X-ray of healthy human hands. The bones are white and the tissue is pale grey. There are two phalanges bones in each of the thumbs and three in each finger

Background imageFinger Collection: Fingerprint scanner, artwork

Fingerprint scanner, artwork
Fingerprint scanner, computer artwork

Background imageFinger Collection: Born Malcolm Little. American religious and political leader

Born Malcolm Little. American religious and political leader. Photographed while giving a speech at a rally in Harlem
MALCOLM X (1925-1965). Born Malcolm Little. American religious and political leader. Photographed while giving a speech at a rally in Harlem, New York City, c1963

Background imageFinger Collection: County Cricket Match in 1939 - a wicket for Gover of Surrey

County Cricket Match in 1939 - a wicket for Gover of Surrey
County Cricket Match at the Oval in 1939 - a wicket has just fallen, caught behind. The bowler appears to be the Surrey player Alf Gover. Date: 1939

Background imageFinger Collection: A 3D conceptual image of the world at your fingertips

A 3D conceptual image of the world at your fingertips

Background imageFinger Collection: Common Quail (Coturnix coturnix) egg, held in hand, Rufford, Lancashire, England, October

Common Quail (Coturnix coturnix) egg, held in hand, Rufford, Lancashire, England, October

Background imageFinger Collection: CAVE ART: MAMMOTHS. Clay finger drawings of two mammoths facing each other

CAVE ART: MAMMOTHS. Clay finger drawings of two mammoths facing each other, in the Rouffignac cave, Dordogne, France, c11, 000 B.C

Background imageFinger Collection: Human fingerprint

Human fingerprint
Fingerprint. Computer artwork of a human fingerprint. A fingerprint is formed by epidermal ridges, creating a distinct pattern. Each pattern is unique to an individual, even for identical twins

Background imageFinger Collection: Healthy hand

Healthy hand. Hand of a human arm that is bent at the wrist

Background imageFinger Collection: Hand anatomy, 19th Century illustration

Hand anatomy, 19th Century illustration. Historical hand coloured lithographic print showing the muscles (brown), tendons (white) and blood vessels (red and blue) of the human hand

Background imageFinger Collection: Novice Buddhist monk and Phra Atchana Buddha statue

Novice Buddhist monk and Phra Atchana Buddha statue, Wat Si Chum, Sukhothai, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sukhothai Province, Thailand, Asia

Background imageFinger Collection: Chinese Doctor / Ca 1915

Chinese Doctor / Ca 1915
A Chinese doctor feels the pulse of an aristocratic patient with exceedingly long finger nails

Background imageFinger Collection: Poster advertising the Daily Herald

Poster advertising the Daily Herald, with a large pointing finger

Background imageFinger Collection: Silhouette, To Have a Finger in the Pie

Silhouette, To Have a Finger in the Pie
To Have a Finger in the Pie -- silhouette of a man in a tall hat (probably a chef) tasting a pie

Background imageFinger Collection: setting the central heating thermostat at a cooler temperature to save energy

setting the central heating thermostat at a cooler temperature to save energy
Ashley Cooper / SpecialistStock

Background imageFinger Collection: Detail of the hand of a stucco seated Buddha statue

Detail of the hand of a stucco seated Buddha statue, Wat Si Chum, Sukhothai Historical Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sukhothai, Thailand, Southeast Asia, Asia

Background imageFinger Collection: Close-up of the hand of Ganga

Close-up of the hand of Ganga, a river goddess statue in Mul Cowk courtyard, Durbar Square, Patan, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, Asia

Background imageFinger Collection: Afghan vendor wears rings on his fingers to attract customers ahead of Eid-al-Fitr in

Afghan vendor wears rings on his fingers to attract customers ahead of Eid-al-Fitr in
An Afghan vendor wears rings on his fingers to attract customers ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid-al-Fitr in Kabul September 9, 2010



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"Finger: Unveiling the Secrets of the Hand" Unlocking the mysteries held within the palmistry map of the hand, we delve into a world where lines tell stories and destinies unfold. Just as Kitchener's iconic poster urged, "Your Country Needs You, " our fingers hold hidden messages waiting to be deciphered. In 1805, Nelson meticulously outlined his battle plans for Trafalgar with his finger, guiding his fleet towards victory. A gesture that forever changed history. Similar to Kitchener's powerful poster during WWI, it called upon men to join their country's cause and fight for freedom. The motor and sensory homunculi remind us of how intricately connected our they are to our senses and movements. Each touch ignites a response, every movement shaping our experiences in this vast world. As we gaze at the Sacred Heart of Jesus depicted on stained glass windows or statues, we find solace in knowing that even divine beings acknowledge the importance of these humble digits. Angerona Goddess herself holds her finger against her lips as if guarding secrets only she knows. During WWI in 1915, Kitchener once again summoned bravery through his posters urging recruitment; fingers pointed towards duty and sacrifice. Even boxing was not exempt from finger symbolism - ladies donned gloves in 1886 as they defied societal norms with each punch thrown. On stage at Hatfield's Forum Theatre in 1983, George Melly mesmerized audiences with flamboyant gestures accentuated by expressive fingers dancing across strings or keys. His artistry transcended boundaries set by mere words alone. And just like a drop of blood tells tales within its crimson hue, so do our fingertips bear witness to lives lived - etched with scars from battles fought or adorned with delicate henna patterns celebrating joyous occasions. So let us honor these unsung heroes attached to our hands – those who have shaped history, conveyed emotions, and connected us to the world.