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From historic moments to everyday scenes, the queue captures the essence of human interactions and societal norms. In H. M

Background imageQueue Collection: The Car That Touched a Policeman by H. M. Bateman

The Car That Touched a Policeman by H. M. Bateman
An entire queue of traffic, as well as pedestrians stop and look on in horror as a couple driving a small, yellow car accidentally bump an incandescently irate policeman in the middle of the road

Background imageQueue Collection: Gyrocopter Beats Traffic

Gyrocopter Beats Traffic
The Campbell Cricket one-man gyrocopter is used for speedy commuting above the traffic and passengers queuing at the bus stop Date: late 1960s

Background imageQueue Collection: Humphrey Jennings The Silent Village (1943)

Humphrey Jennings The Silent Village (1943)

Background imageQueue Collection: Picture shows Ready Steady Go! presenter Cathy McGowan at the door of Biba Boutique in

Picture shows Ready Steady Go! presenter Cathy McGowan at the door of Biba Boutique in Kensington Church Street, West London. She is 2nd from the right, with her friend singer Cilla Black, far right

Background imageQueue Collection: At the Fish & Chips shop At the Fish & Chips shop

At the Fish & Chips shop At the Fish & Chips shop
People You See. From Teddy Bear (2 October 1965)

Background imageQueue Collection: The Rules of Life by H. M. Bateman

The Rules of Life by H. M. Bateman
A baby in a highchair is presented with a long list of rules for life by a queue of influential people including his nurse, his parents, teacher, police officer, judge and vicar. Date: 1930

Background imageQueue Collection: Busy Brighton Bus-Stop

Busy Brighton Bus-Stop
Men, women and children queue to board the open-top Sea Front Service bus in Brighton at a stop outside the Royal Albion Hotel Date: 1952

Background imageQueue Collection: Houseless and Hungry by Luke Fildes

Houseless and Hungry by Luke Fildes
A study entitled Houseless and Hungry by Luke Fildes depicting homeless paupers queuing outside the casual ward of a London workhouse. A policeman stands at the left of the scene

Background imageQueue Collection: LONDON: UNDERGROUND, 1944. Please have your ticket ready at the barrier

LONDON: UNDERGROUND, 1944. Please have your ticket ready at the barrier. Poster by Fougasse promoting proper etiquette on the London Underground, 1944

Background imageQueue Collection: Bus Stop Queue 1960S

Bus Stop Queue 1960S
A young pregnant woman waiting at a bus stop with another young woman and two old ladies

Background imageQueue Collection: The King of Brobdingnag and Gulliver, published by Hannah Humphrey in 1803

The King of Brobdingnag and Gulliver, published by Hannah Humphrey in 1803
NCO190175 The King of Brobdingnag and Gulliver, published by Hannah Humphrey in 1803 (hand-coloured etching) by Gillray, James (1757-1815); Courtesy of the Warden and Scholars of New College

Background imageQueue Collection: Indian women standing in line at Taj Mahal, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Indian women standing in line at Taj Mahal, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India, Asia

Background imageQueue Collection: Fans desperate for a ticket for Middlesbroughs last match at Ayresome Park against

Fans desperate for a ticket for Middlesbroughs last match at Ayresome Park against Luton queue outside the ticket office to snap up the remaining tickets when they went on sale to the general public

Background imageQueue Collection: The Lawyer's Office, 1628. Creator: Pieter de Bloot

The Lawyer's Office, 1628. Creator: Pieter de Bloot
The Lawyer's Office, 1628

Background imageQueue Collection: Blackfriars Bridge, London. Looking north to south over the River Thames

Blackfriars Bridge, London. Looking north to south over the River Thames. Blackfriars Bridge opened 19 November 1769 (the first bridge) and then the current bridge opened 6 November 1869

Background imageQueue Collection: Parkgate Ironworks, Rotherham, 1902

Parkgate Ironworks, Rotherham, 1902
Mitchell and Kenyon 602 Parkgate Ironworks Rotherham 1902

Background imageQueue Collection: Weather London Smog December 1962 Traffic crawling along at 2mph in

Weather London Smog December 1962 Traffic crawling along at 2mph in the London Smog. It took the photographer who took this image four hours to travel from Bexley, Kent to Fleet Street

Background imageQueue Collection: Chung Ling Soo (real name William Robinson)

Chung Ling Soo (real name William Robinson). The other side of the previously shown circular flyer showing a portrait of Soo in the centre of a Willow Pattern Plate

Background imageQueue Collection: Neon lights at night on Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China, Asia

Neon lights at night on Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China, Asia

Background imageQueue Collection: Nottingham Forest fans start to queue outside the ground to ensure they get their FA Cup

Nottingham Forest fans start to queue outside the ground to ensure they get their FA Cup semi final tickets. Notts Forest will be playing Aston Villa for a place in the final. March 1959

Background imageQueue Collection: Moveable bus stop arrives in London, WWII

Moveable bus stop arrives in London, WWII
A moveable bus stop sign on Tottenham Court Road in central London, giving a clear indication of where people should queue during busy rush hours. Date: 1939

Background imageQueue Collection: Schoolchildren line up in playground

Schoolchildren line up in playground
A junior prefect lines up a group of infants in the school playground

Background imageQueue Collection: In the middle of the Indian forest, a man waits for the train near the railway line (Colour Litho)

In the middle of the Indian forest, a man waits for the train near the railway line (Colour Litho)
2778091 In the middle of the Indian forest, a man waits for the train near the railway line (Colour Litho) by Beltrame, Achille (1871-1945); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageQueue Collection: Chiropractor - Dr. A Ortman of South Dakota

Chiropractor - Dr. A Ortman of South Dakota
Chiropractor - Dr. Amon S. Ortman (1892-1956) of South Dakota, USA - Founder of the Chiropractic Hotel & Clinic - practiced between 1918 and 1956 - developed the Ortman Technique

Background imageQueue Collection: Ice Cream for the Fruit pickers The ice cream vendor does a steady trade throughout

Ice Cream for the Fruit pickers The ice cream vendor does a steady trade throughout the day - on Kent fruit fields during the hot weather

Background imageQueue Collection: Ration Cards WWII

Ration Cards WWII
People queuing for temporary ration cards during World War II

Background imageQueue Collection: Stantons Ice Cream Van

Stantons Ice Cream Van
ICE CREAM VAN A queue forming at Stantons ice cream van

Background imageQueue Collection: London City / Midland Bank

London City / Midland Bank
A queue at the counter of the London City and Midland Bank, Ludgate Hill

Background imageQueue Collection: Life Is Just One Damned Thing After Another (colour litho)

Life Is Just One Damned Thing After Another (colour litho)
3093963 Life Is Just One Damned Thing After Another (colour litho) by American School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Life Is Just One Damned Thing After Another)

Background imageQueue Collection: Fish Market, 1568 (oil on baltic oak)

Fish Market, 1568 (oil on baltic oak)
3472147 Fish Market, 1568 (oil on baltic oak) by Beuckelaer or Bueckelaer, Joachim (c.1530-73); 128x174 cm; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA; Netherlandish, out of copyright

Background imageQueue Collection: The Milan Automobile Week, Departure of the competitors for the Italian Grand Prix Vetturette

The Milan Automobile Week, Departure of the competitors for the Italian Grand Prix Vetturette (colour litho)
2809135 The Milan Automobile Week, Departure of the competitors for the Italian Grand Prix Vetturette (colour litho) by Beltrame

Background imageQueue Collection: The King of Brobdingnag and Gulliver (Plate 2d) published by Hannah Humphrey in 1804

The King of Brobdingnag and Gulliver (Plate 2d) published by Hannah Humphrey in 1804
NCO190174 The King of Brobdingnag and Gulliver (Plate 2d) published by Hannah Humphrey in 1804 (etching with engraving & w/c on paper) by Gillray

Background imageQueue Collection: Coronation. Cars arriving with guests

Coronation. Cars arriving with guests
View towards Great Smith Street as cars arrive to join the queue of cars depositing the foreign representatives. 1953

Background imageQueue Collection: Ho Chi Minhs mausoleum

Ho Chi Minhs mausoleum, Hanoi, Vietnam, Indochina, Southeast Asia, Asia

Background imageQueue Collection: Ho Chi Minh Museum

Ho Chi Minh Museum, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum complex, Hanoi, Vietnam, Indochina, Southeast Asia, Asia

Background imageQueue Collection: Chinese Barber

Chinese Barber
In a Chinese barbershop, short back and sides is taken literally. circa 1911

Background imageQueue Collection: Food Queue / Tverskaya St

Food Queue / Tverskaya St
RUSSIAN REVOLUTION - Queueing for food, Tverskaya Street, Moscow

Background imageQueue Collection: Buses at Trafalgar Squ

Buses at Trafalgar Squ
Four Routemaster London buses in a queue on the National Gallery side of Trafalgar Square, with the South African embassy in the background

Background imageQueue Collection: traffic congestion on the M1 motorway at Loughborough due to sheer volume of traffic with a plane

traffic congestion on the M1 motorway at Loughborough due to sheer volume of traffic with a plane coming into land at
Ashley Cooper / SpecialistStock

Background imageQueue Collection: Wider Image: Fighting the Jigger Parasite

Wider Image: Fighting the Jigger Parasite
School children stand barefoot in a queue waiting for jiggers in their feet to be removed during a medical outreach project conducted by Sole Hope in Kalebera village, Jinja district

Background imageQueue Collection: Iraqi Kurdish people carry fire torches up a mountain where a giant flag of Iraq s

Iraqi Kurdish people carry fire torches up a mountain where a giant flag of Iraq s
Iraqi Kurdish people carry fire torches up a mountain where a giant flag of Iraqs autonomous Kurdistan region is laid, as they celebrate Newroz Day, a festival marking their spring and new year

Background imageQueue Collection: Shadows

Shadows
Mostafijur Rahman Nasim

Background imageQueue Collection: Milk House, Tompkins Sq.; hot day, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Milk House, Tompkins Sq.; hot day, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Milk House, Tompkins Sq.; hot day, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageQueue Collection: 1st Depositor, Postal Bank, N.Y. between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

1st Depositor, Postal Bank, N.Y. between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
1st Depositor, Postal Bank, N.Y. between c1910 and c1915

Background imageQueue Collection: Osterhaus at City Hall, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service

Osterhaus at City Hall, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service
Osterhaus at City Hall, 1912. Shows U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Hugo Osterhaus (1851-1927), at City Hall, New York City during a naval mobilization

Background imageQueue Collection: Women enlisting - England, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Women enlisting - England, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Women enlisting - England, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageQueue Collection: Line for Tetrazzini seats, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service

Line for Tetrazzini seats, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service
Line for Tetrazzini seats, between c1915 and c1920

Background imageQueue Collection: Crowd at convention hall, Baltimore, Maryland, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service

Crowd at convention hall, Baltimore, Maryland, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service
Crowd at convention hall, Baltimore, Maryland, 1912. Photo taken at the 1912 Democratic National Convention held at the Fifth Regiment Armory, Baltimore, Maryland, June 25-July 2



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From historic moments to everyday scenes, the queue captures the essence of human interactions and societal norms. In H. M. Bateman's comical illustration 'The Car That Touched a Policeman, ' a chaotic queue forms as people eagerly wait for their turn, showcasing the universal frustration of waiting in line. Humphrey Jennings' poignant film 'The Silent Village' depicts a somber queue of villagers united against oppression, reminding us of the power of solidarity. Meanwhile, in an innovative twist on commuting, the gyrocopter beats traffic with its aerial advantage. At the majestic Taj Mahal, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Indian women patiently stand in line, symbolizing reverence and respect for this architectural marvel. Hannah Humphrey's publication 'The King of Brobdingnag and Gulliver' transports us to another world where size matters not but queues still exist. Luke Fildes' painting 'Houseless and Hungry' portrays a heartbreaking scene where individuals desperately await assistance in a queue that represents their struggle for survival. Transporting ourselves to 1960s England, we witness bus stop queues capturing snippets of daily life amidst changing times. H. M. Bateman's satirical work 'The Rules of Life' humorously reminds us that even rules have their place within queues – an amusing commentary on our adherence to orderliness. Ready Steady Go. Presenter Cathy McGowan stands at Biba Boutique's door while eager shoppers form a stylish queue behind her; fashion enthusiasts awaiting their chance at trendy treasures. Blackfriars Bridge offers a picturesque view as Londoners traverse from north to south over the River Thames – orderly lines forming amidst bustling city life. Parkgate Ironworks takes us back to Rotherham in 1902 when industrial progress relied upon organized queues ensuring efficient production processes. Finally, Chung Ling Soo (William Robinson) mesmerizes audiences with his magic tricks while captivating them with his enigmatic persona, leaving spectators in awe and forming queues to witness his extraordinary performances.