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Pointing Collection

"Pointing: A Powerful Gesture of Expression" Throughout history, it has served as a potent tool to convey messages and evoke emotions

Background imagePointing Collection: ANTI-NIXON POSTER, 1960. Would YOU buy a used car from this man? American poster, 1960

ANTI-NIXON POSTER, 1960. Would YOU buy a used car from this man? American poster, 1960, expressing distrust toward Republican presidential candidate Richard Nixon

Background imagePointing Collection: Crying girl

Crying girl
MODEL RELEASED. Crying girl. She is four years old

Background imagePointing 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 imagePointing 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 imagePointing Collection: Ww1 Kitchener Recruiting

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

Background imagePointing Collection: Barrister in Full Swing

Barrister in Full Swing
An advocate in full swing in the courtroom. He gets so carried away that his spectacles fall off

Background imagePointing Collection: Statue by Tom Murphy of singer songwriter Billy Fury, near Albert Dock

Statue by Tom Murphy of singer songwriter Billy Fury, near Albert Dock, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imagePointing Collection: Police Officer / Children

Police Officer / Children
Police officer giving directions to three boys with a three person bicycle pointing in the opposite direction Transport

Background imagePointing Collection: Sir William Wallace

Sir William Wallace
SIR WILLIAM WALLACE He is warned by a peasant woman of the English treachery awaiting him in Ayr

Background imagePointing Collection: Statue of Augustus - The Vatican, Italy

Statue of Augustus - The Vatican, Italy
Emperor Augustus (63 BC AD 14). The Prima Porta statue - Vatican, Rome, Italy. Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePointing Collection: Compass Drill, Training Ship Arethusa, Greenhithe, Kent

Compass Drill, Training Ship Arethusa, Greenhithe, Kent
A group of boys aboard the Training Ship Arethusa receiving compass instruction. The ship received boys aged 13-16 from a variety of poor backgrounds, including the workhouse

Background imagePointing Collection: Et in Arcadia Ego, c1650. Artist: Nicolas Poussin

Et in Arcadia Ego, c1650. Artist: Nicolas Poussin
Et in Arcadia Ego, c1650. The painting, also known as The Arcadian Shepherds, shows a Greek mythological scene in which a group of shepherds inspects an inscribed coffin

Background imagePointing Collection: Angels of Mons, cover design for piano music

Angels of Mons, cover design for piano music
Angels of Mons (Reve Mystique), cover design for solo piano music by Sydney C Baldock, inspired by rumours of angelic intervention in the fighting (Battle of Mons, Belgium)

Background imagePointing Collection: Et in Arcadia ego (Les bergers d Arcadie or The Arcadian Shepherds), 1637-1638, (1911)

Et in Arcadia ego (Les bergers d Arcadie or The Arcadian Shepherds), 1637-1638, (1911). Artist: Nicolas Poussin
Et in Arcadia ego (Les bergers d Arcadie or The Arcadian Shepherds), 1637-38, (1911). Painting held at the Musee du Louvre, Paris. From The French Genius by Haldane Macfall. [T. C. and E. C

Background imagePointing 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 imagePointing Collection: WORLD WAR I: UNCLE SAM. James Montgomery Flaggs famous I Want You U. S

WORLD WAR I: UNCLE SAM. James Montgomery Flaggs famous I Want You U. S. Army recruiting poster of 1918
WORLD WAR I: UNCLE SAM. James Montgomery Flaggs famous I Want You U.S. Army recruiting poster of 1918, used again in every subsequent American war

Background imagePointing Collection: MALCOLM X (1925-1965). Born Malcolm Little. American religious and political leader

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 imagePointing Collection: Get your Hair Cut

Get your Hair Cut
GET YOUR HAIR CUT A barber in his shop doorway and a group of people, including two jeering, pointing boys, ridicule a young mans long hair !

Background imagePointing Collection: Italian recruitment poster, Second World War

Italian recruitment poster, Second World War, featuring two soldiers asking the viewer what they are doing for the war effort. 1940s

Background imagePointing Collection: ABBOTT AND COSTELLO, 1942. Bud Abbott (left) and Lou Costello in the film Rio Rita, 1942

ABBOTT AND COSTELLO, 1942. Bud Abbott (left) and Lou Costello in the film Rio Rita, 1942

Background imagePointing Collection: Italy, Milan, Scene from Valkyrie (1870) by Richard Wagner (1813-1883)

Italy, Milan, Scene from Valkyrie (1870) by Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
Germany - 19th century. Scene from The Valkyrie (1870) by Richard Wagner (1813-1883)

Background imagePointing Collection: Statue of Pythagoras (Greek philosopher and mathematician), Pythagorion, Samos, Aegean Islands

Statue of Pythagoras (Greek philosopher and mathematician), Pythagorion, Samos, Aegean Islands, Greece

Background imagePointing Collection: Poster by James Montgomery Flagg from the 1940 presidential campaign

Poster by James Montgomery Flagg from the 1940 presidential campaign, supporting the re-election of President Franklin
PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN, 1940. Poster by James Montgomery Flagg from the 1940 presidential campaign, supporting the re-election of President Franklin D. Roosevelt

Background imagePointing Collection: Great Snoring

Great Snoring
A signpost pointing to the village of Great Snoring, North Norfolk, England, has clearly effected the man beneath it!

Background imagePointing 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 imagePointing Collection: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, 1925. Lon Chaney in the title role

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, 1925. Lon Chaney in the title role

Background imagePointing Collection: Wall Street sign

Wall Street sign, New York City, New York State, USA, North America

Background imagePointing Collection: Wall of names, Memorial to the 80000 Jewish Victims of the Holocaust from Bohemia

Wall of names, Memorial to the 80000 Jewish Victims of the Holocaust from Bohemia and Moravia, Pinkas Synagogue, Prague, Czech Republic, Europe

Background imagePointing Collection: Evacuees on a Train

Evacuees on a Train
Its goodbye to the little tots who are bound for new homes with new parents in the safe country districts of Britain - evacuees looking out of the window of a train

Background imagePointing Collection: Titus Lucretius Carus

Titus Lucretius Carus
TITUS LUCRETIUS CARUS Roman poet and philosopher

Background imagePointing 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 imagePointing Collection: A German Shorthaired Pointer looking over his shoulder

A German Shorthaired Pointer looking over his shoulder

Background imagePointing Collection: Stevenson / Yacht Casco

Stevenson / Yacht Casco
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON Scottish writer sailing to the South Seas on the schooner yacht Casco

Background imagePointing Collection: Circus Clown Pointing

Circus Clown Pointing
A young child, with a hoop decorated with flowers, rides on the back of a skewbald (brown and white) horse, while a clown stands and points

Background imagePointing Collection: The Flying Saucer Conspiracy, book cover

The Flying Saucer Conspiracy, book cover
THE FLYING SAUCER CONSPIRACY, a book by Donald E Keyhoe. The cover shows two airline pilots sighting a flying saucer through their cockpit window

Background imagePointing Collection: Mannerheim line WWII

Mannerheim line WWII
Lieutenant Platan, an officer from Helsinki in command of this sector, points forward into no mans land, explaining Finnish strategy during World War II in Finland

Background imagePointing Collection: Officer and Unicyclist

Officer and Unicyclist
Police Constable on point duty directing a member of Bertram Mills Circus to Olympia, Hammersmith, London

Background imagePointing Collection: SAS A model in full SAS combat kit. Posed by model. 29th September 1988

SAS A model in full SAS combat kit. Posed by model. 29th September 1988

Background imagePointing Collection: Arrow, Sign, Neon, Pointing, vintage

Arrow, Sign, Neon, Pointing, vintage, , Neon Art, 676763257

Background imagePointing Collection: The Queen of Hearts, 1930. Artist: John Tenniel

The Queen of Hearts, 1930. Artist: John Tenniel
The Queen of Hearts, 1930. The Queen of Hearts from Lewis Carrolls (1832-1898) Alice in Wonderland. After an illustration by John Tenniel (1820-1914) colour printed by Edward Evans (1826-1905)

Background imagePointing Collection: Master Hare, 1789. Artist: Sir Joshua Reynolds

Master Hare, 1789. Artist: Sir Joshua Reynolds
Master Hare, 1789. Painting held at the Musee du Louvre, Paris. From The Connoisseur Volume L. [The Connoisseur Ltd. London, 1918]

Background imagePointing Collection: Whatever I do, I do not Repent, I Keep Pissing against the Moon, c1558-1560

Whatever I do, I do not Repent, I Keep Pissing against the Moon, c1558-1560. Artist: Pieter Bruegel the Elder
Whatever I do, I do not Repent, I Keep Pissing against the Moon, 1558-1560. One from a series depicting twelve proverbs. From the Museum Mayer van der Berg, Antwerp, Belgium

Background imagePointing Collection: Boer soldiers firing, Second Boer War, South Africa

Boer soldiers firing, Second Boer War, South Africa
Boer soldiers firing at British soldiers during the Second Boer War (1899-1902), South Africa. Date: circa 1900

Background imagePointing 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 imagePointing Collection: Alice in Wonderland, Alice and Red Queen

Alice in Wonderland, Alice and Red Queen
Alice in Wonderland, Alice meets the Red Queen at the croquet game. Date: early 20th century

Background imagePointing 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 imagePointing Collection: WW1 Recruitment Poster -- Whos Absent?

WW1 Recruitment Poster -- Whos Absent?
Whos Absent? - Is It You? Chromolithograph recruitment poster, published by the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee. Printed by Andrew Reid and Company Limited, 50 Grey Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Background imagePointing Collection: Juno, c1610. Creator: Abraham Bloemaert

Juno, c1610. Creator: Abraham Bloemaert
Juno, c1610



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"Pointing: A Powerful Gesture of Expression" Throughout history, it has served as a potent tool to convey messages and evoke emotions. From political campaigns to wartime propaganda, this simple gesture has left an indelible mark on society. In 1960, an anti-Nixon poster emerged, questioning the trustworthiness of Republican presidential candidate Richard Nixon. With the caption "Would YOU buy a used car from this man?", it pointed directly at the public's skepticism towards his character. Another iconic image that employed pointing was the Kitchener Poster - "Your Country Needs You. " This powerful recruitment poster during World War I urged men to join the army and defend their nation. Lord Kitchener's stern finger commanded attention and instilled a sense of duty in countless individuals. The Compass Drill on Training Ship Arethusa in Greenhithe, Kent showcased how they are be utilized for practical purposes. Instructors guided young sailors with precise gestures, teaching them navigation skills essential for maritime exploration. Even historical figures like Sir William Wallace have been immortalized through statues depicting their commanding presence. Their outstretched arms seem to point towards bravery and resilience, inspiring generations to stand up for what they believe in. Across continents, North Korea's painting of Kim Jong Il and Kim Il Sung showcases how they are be used as a symbol of reverence and authority. The leaders' fingers guide their people towards unity and loyalty under their regime. Artistic expressions also utilize pointing effectively. Nicolas Poussin's masterpiece "Et in Arcadia Ego" portrays shepherds gathered around a tombstone with one figure subtly gesturing towards mortality—a reminder that even paradise is not exempt from death's touch. From Italy's Vatican City to Liverpool's Albert Dock, statues continue to capture moments frozen in time through extended hands or index fingers directing our gaze or commemorating legends like singer-songwriter Billy Fury by Tom Murphy’s sculpture near Albert Dock—a tribute to his lasting impact on music.