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Historic Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Photos from the 1930s

Photos from the 1930s Collection
89 Items

Historic Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Photos of the 1920s

Photos of the 1920s Collection
163 Items

Historic Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Photos from the Great War

Photos from the Great War Collection
44 Items

Historic Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Photos of Edwardian England

Photos of Edwardian England Collection
95 Items

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Broadcasting House SAM01_03_0989

Broadcasting House SAM01_03_0989
Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London. BBC. Photographed in August 1939 by Julian J Samuels

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Leeds Corn Exchange A41_00232

Leeds Corn Exchange A41_00232
CORN EXCHANGE, Leeds. An interior detail of the domed roof of the Corn Exchange in Duncan Street showing the clock. The iron-framed dome rises to a height of 75 feet above the floor

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Holland House library after an air raid BB83_04456

Holland House library after an air raid BB83_04456
HOLLAND HOUSE, Kensington, London. An interior view of the bombed library at Holland House with readers apparently choosing books regardless of the damage. Photographed in 1940

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Barrow-in-Furness shipyard 1920 EPW004064

Barrow-in-Furness shipyard 1920 EPW004064
BARROW-IN-FURNESS, Cumbria. Aerial view of the shipyard in July 1920 with four ships in various stages of completion. The shipyard was first established in 1852; by 1920 it was operated by Vickers

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: A goat-drawn carriage SAM01 / 02 / 0239

A goat-drawn carriage SAM01 / 02 / 0239
A goat-drawn carriage for children, somewhere in London. We don t know why, when or where the photograph was taken, nor the identities of the man and little girl

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Gertrude Jekyll c. 1901 OP01502

Gertrude Jekyll c. 1901 OP01502
The garden designer, Gertrude Jekyll, beside the terrace bridge at Deanery Garden, Sonning, The Deanery (or Deanery Garden) is a house designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens in Sonning, Berkshire

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: East Sheen RAF/CPE/UK/2239/V/5118

East Sheen RAF/CPE/UK/2239/V/5118
Aerial view of East Sheen. London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. 18 August 1947. Vertical aerial reconnaissance photography by the RAF

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: East Sheen EPW053641

East Sheen EPW053641
Aerial view of Sheen Court flats and adjacent allotments and residential area, East Sheen, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. 12 June 1937. Aerofilms Collection

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Market Hall, Birmingham, 1941 a42 / 00726

Market Hall, Birmingham, 1941 a42 / 00726
The High Street elevation of Market Hall showing damage caused by an incendiary attack. Bull Ring, Birmingham. Photographed by G B Mason for the National Buildings Record, 1941

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Two children with a pram MCF01_02_1480

Two children with a pram MCF01_02_1480
Two children with a pram, standing by the garden gate to an unidentified brick cottage in Great Kimble or Little Kimble, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. Photographed by Katherine J. Macfee, 12th May 1910

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: A line of boy scouts and their scout master MCF01_02_0251

A line of boy scouts and their scout master MCF01_02_0251
A line of boy scouts and their scout master standing on a road in Holmbury St Mary, Surrey. The scouts are carrying scout staffs and bedrolls for a camping or pioneering trip

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Glastonbury Tribunal CC80_00339

Glastonbury Tribunal CC80_00339
The Tribunal, 9 High Street, Glastonbury, Somerset. Photographed by London Midland and Scottish Railway. 7th August 1929

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Coventry 1941 a42_00337

Coventry 1941 a42_00337
The bomb damaged front elevation of 4 Gosford Street, Coventry. Photographed by G B Mason, 1941. Oxo poster advertisement

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Piano BL16778

Piano BL16778
An overhead view of an Erard grand piano showing the strings and keyboard. The piano was made by Sebastian and Pierre Erard of London and Paris

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Library CC46_00597

Library CC46_00597
Guys Hospital, The Borough, London. People reading books in the Free Lending Library. 1920s

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Girl in prefab kitchen P_H00049_007

Girl in prefab kitchen P_H00049_007
A young girl in the kitchen of a Uni-Seco prefabricated house in Lyham Road, Brixton, London. 22nd September 1945. Ministry of Works

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Prefabs P_H00049_005

Prefabs P_H00049_005
Uni-Seco prefabricated houses, Lyham Road, Brixton, London. 22nd September 1945. Ministry of Works. Prefabricated houses were constructed in Lyham Road and other similar sites in the area

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Corn Exchange, Leeds CC73_03024

Corn Exchange, Leeds CC73_03024
Leeds Corn Exchange. Exterior view, from the west, of the Corn Exchange, 27 Crown Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire. c.1920s -1930s. Campbells Press Studio

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Clovelly BB73_07823

Clovelly BB73_07823
High Street, Clovelly, Devon. Looking up the cobbled main street in Clovelly, showing the New Inn on the north side of the street, with people leaning against the walls of the buildings

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Woolworths, Edmonton FWW01_01_0367_002

Woolworths, Edmonton FWW01_01_0367_002
F W Woolworth And Company Limited, 96-102 Fore Street, Upper Edmonton, Greater London. Exterior view of the front elevation, April 1940. Horticultural Department and Toy Dept

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Woolworths, Kingston-upon-Thames BL25186

Woolworths, Kingston-upon-Thames BL25186
F W Woolworth And Company Limited, Kingston Upon Thames, Greater London. The front of the Kingston-upon-Thames branch of F W Woolworth & Co Ltd (Woolworths) 3d and 6d stores

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Woolworths, Blackpool FWW01_01_0066_002

Woolworths, Blackpool FWW01_01_0066_002
F W Woolworth And Company Limited, Bank Hey Street, Blackpool. Exterior view from the south-west with shoppers on the streets, 1938

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Woolworths, Birmingham FWW01_01_0103_001

Woolworths, Birmingham FWW01_01_0103_001
F W Woolworth And Company Limited, Spiceal Street, Birmingham. Exterior view of the shop front, with two women walking towards the camera in the foreground, 1921-35

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Jacques Cartier BL21086_002

Jacques Cartier BL21086_002
Portrait of jeweler Mr Jacques Cartier seated at a desk in an office. Jacques Cartier ran the French jewellery company Cartier from 1909 until his death in 1942

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Meeting Place SAM01_03_0990

Meeting Place SAM01_03_0990
Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London. Two men sitting between the arms of the one of the bronze sphinxes at Cleopatras Needle. Photographed before 1940

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Odeon Cinema, Balham Hill BB87_03782

Odeon Cinema, Balham Hill BB87_03782
Odeon Cinema, Balham Hill, Balham, London. Exterior view at night, April 1938. Photographed by John Maltby

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Bomb damage, Exeter BB42_00712

Bomb damage, Exeter BB42_00712
Exeter, Devon. A view looking towards the remains of the terrace of houses comprising numbers 25-36 Southernhay West showing bomb damage

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Bomb damage, Exeter BB42_00707

Bomb damage, Exeter BB42_00707
Exeter, Devon. Bomb damage on the north side of Bedford Circus looking towards Southernhay and the spire of Southernhay Congregational Church

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Bomb damage, Exeter BB42_00706

Bomb damage, Exeter BB42_00706
Exeter, Devon. A view looking east along the High Street from the roof of Dellers Cafe showing the burnt out Church of St Lawrence in the foreground

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Collecting water, Hellidon, Northamptonshire a97_05936

Collecting water, Hellidon, Northamptonshire a97_05936
General view showing unidentified elderly woman carrying bucket, Hellidon, Northamptonshire. July 1902. Alfred Newton and Sons

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Corn harvest, Haddenham, Buckinghamshire a97_05375

Corn harvest, Haddenham, Buckinghamshire a97_05375
General view of worker in field harvesting corn, Haddenham, Buckinghamshire. 1900. Alfred Newton and Sons

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Boys sitting on gate a97_05319

Boys sitting on gate a97_05319
Boys sitting on kissing gate, Preston Bissett, Buckinghamshire. 1904

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Peace Day 1919 SAM01_02_0346

Peace Day 1919 SAM01_02_0346
Japanese soldiers marching as part of the Victory Parade on Peace Day in London. Peace Day was a bank holiday held in Britain on 19th July 1919 to celebrate the end of the First World War

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: BTH Projector BB87_03730

BTH Projector BB87_03730
Detail of British Thomson-Houston (BTH) cinema projector. Alhambra Theatre, London. Photographed by John Maltby. Date range: 1930-1939

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Etruria, Landing Stage, Pierhead, Liverpool OP00578

Etruria, Landing Stage, Pierhead, Liverpool OP00578
A large group of people converge towards the steam ship, SS Etruria, on the Landing Stage, Pierhead, Liverpool. Photograph by W and Company Limited. Date range: 1890-1910

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Vaults a65_00065

Vaults a65_00065
Adelphi Terrace Vaults, London. Light flooding through apertures. The Adelphi Vaults were built in the 1770s by the Adam brothers

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: The ancient fig orchard of Tarring PC07359

The ancient fig orchard of Tarring PC07359
The Ancient Fig Gardens, Tarring, West Sussex. Date range: 1900-1904. Exterior view of tea room. Postcard from Mezzotint Company. Nigel Temple Postcard Collection

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Merchant Taylors School CC46_00614

Merchant Taylors School CC46_00614
Merchant Taylors School, Northwood, Hertfordshire. Physical Education in the gymnasium. Photographed by Marshall Keene and Company between 1933 and 1939

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Fives CC46_00458

Fives CC46_00458
Kings School, The College, Ely, Cambridgeshire. Pupils playing on a fives court. Photographed by Marshall Keene and Company between 1920 and 1939

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Rifle range CC46_00208

Rifle range CC46_00208
Reading School, Erleigh Road, Reading. Cadets in the Officer Training Corps using a firing range. Photographed by Marshall Keene and Company between 1920 and 1939

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Bembridge School CC46_00164

Bembridge School CC46_00164
Bembridge School, Hillway Road, Bembridge, Isle Of Wight. Students working at desks in a chemistry classroom. There are shelves containing a variety of bottles on the walls

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Employment Exchange JLP01_01_113_16

Employment Exchange JLP01_01_113_16
Victoria Viaduct, Carlisle, Cumbria. View of the front of the Employment Exchange and R. D. Hewitt & Co ironmongers. Photographed in 1907. John Laing Collection

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Medieval Nottingham OP06315

Medieval Nottingham OP06315
Marsh Farm House, Red Lion Street, Nottingham. A timber-framed house photographed in 1925 by Alfred John Loughton. Red Lion Street was the new name given to Narrow Marsh

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Sherborne in 1939 BB056814

Sherborne in 1939 BB056814
Plume Of Feathers Hotel, Half Moon Street, Sherborne, Dorset. A gentleman is sitting in a sports car with a large bundle in the passenger seat. Photographed in May 1939



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