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Background imagePeople, Only Collection: Parable Of The Talents

Parable Of The Talents
An engraved depiction of The parable of the talents from the New Testament Book of Matthew 25:14-30, circa 1700. The parable tells of three servants

Background imagePeople, Only Collection: The Original Jumbo

The Original Jumbo
Animal keeper Matthew Scott succeeds in persuading African Bush Elephant, Jumbo (1861 - 1885) to walk through his travelling crate outside the Elephant House at London Zoo, 20th February 1882

Background imagePeople, Only Collection: Garrett Submarine

Garrett Submarine
The Garrett submarine torpedo boat, designed and built by Reverend George Garrett and named Resurgam, January 1880. (Photo by Rischgitz/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imagePeople, Only Collection: St Gilgen

St Gilgen
The village of St Gilgen, by the Wolfgangsee in Austria, 1860. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imagePeople, Only Collection: Cocktail Waitresses

Cocktail Waitresses
Three cocktail waitresses at the Club Black Magic, circa 1950. (Photo by Jay Florian Mitchell/Archive Photos/Getty Images)

Background imagePeople, Only Collection: Nude Goddess

Nude Goddess
The nymph Salmakis pours perfumed water onto the Greek goddess Aphrodite from an amphora, circa 500 BC. (Photo by Three Lions/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imagePeople, Only Collection: 18th Century Shop

18th Century Shop
A customer at a shop stall, circa 1770. Engraving by Daniel Chodowiecki. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imagePeople, Only Collection: Victorian Masons

Victorian Masons
A group of Victorian stonemasons, 1857. (Photo by Otto Herschan/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imagePeople, Only Collection: Midwifery Technique

Midwifery Technique
A woman being helped to give birth, on a birth chair, by two midwives, each pulling on a cloth wrapped around the mothers belly, California, USA, circa 1840. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imagePeople, Only Collection: Swedish Lumberjacks

Swedish Lumberjacks
Two lumberjacks on their way to work, Sweden, 1952. Original publication: Picture Post - 6124 - Swedish Village - unpub 1952 (Photo by Bert Hardy/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imagePeople, Only Collection: Olympic Diving

Olympic Diving
Diving during the 1908 Summer Olympics at White City Stadium in London, July 1908. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imagePeople, Only Collection: Olympic Diving

Olympic Diving
Diving during the 1908 Summer Olympics at White City Stadium in London, July 1908. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imagePeople, Only Collection: Civil War Spy

Civil War Spy
A spy is shot whilst trying to escape across a river during the American Civil War, circa 1863. (Photo by Kean Collection/Archive Photos/Getty Images)

Background imagePeople, Only Collection: Panic Of 1873

Panic Of 1873
Unemployed men queue for a meal at the New York City poorhouse during the Panic of 1873. (Photo by Frederic Lewis/Archive Photos/Getty Images)

Background imagePeople, Only Collection: The Lunatic Line

The Lunatic Line
The Uganda Railway, circa 1915. Built by the British Government during the colonial period, it linked the interior of Uganda to the Kenyan coast at Mombasa

Background imagePeople, Only Collection: Northern Pacific Railroad

Northern Pacific Railroad
Workers lay track on the Northern Pacific Railroad, at the western end of the road within twenty miles of the Missouri River, circa 1880. (Photo by Archive Photos/Getty Images)

Background imagePeople, Only Collection: Siege Of Vicksburg

Siege Of Vicksburg
One of the Confederate batteries at Vicksburg in Warren County, Mississippi, during the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War, 1863

Background imagePeople, Only Collection: Mount Susitna

Mount Susitna in Alaska, seen from across the Knik Arm of the Cook Inlet, Alaska, USA, circa 1965. The mountain is known locally as The Sleeping Lady

Background imagePeople, Only Collection: Chateau De Blois

Chateau De Blois
A statue of King Louis XII on horseback, in the Louis XII wing of the ChAteau de Blois in Blois, France, circa 1960. (Photo by Harvey Meston/Archive Photos/Getty Images)

Background imagePeople, Only Collection: Colossi of Memnon

Colossi of Memnon
The Colossi of Memnon, two giant statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III, built in the 14th century BC, at the Theban necropolis, Egypt, circa 1925. (Photo by Pictorial Parade/Archive Photos/Getty Images)

Background imagePeople, Only Collection: Medieval Archery

Medieval Archery
Archery in the Middle Ages, circa 1300. A 19th century engraving. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imagePeople, Only Collection: Early Law Court

Early Law Court
The plaintiff and defendant take the final oath before the judge in an early court, circa 1300. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imagePeople, Only Collection: Chariot Warfare

Chariot Warfare
Assyrian warriors fighting from chariots, circa 1300 BC. An engraving by W. Holl from a bas relief from the ancient city of Nimrud, in modern Iraq. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imagePeople, Only Collection: Anglo-Egyptian War

Anglo-Egyptian War
British soldiers drag a forty-pound cannon into position at Ramleh, during the Anglo-Egyptian War, 24th August 1882. An illustration by W. H. Overend

Background imagePeople, Only Collection: Battle Of Tel-El-Kebir

Battle Of Tel-El-Kebir
A soldier of the Highland Brigade in the thick of the action at the Battle of Tel-el-Kebir, during the Anglo-Egyptian War, 13th September 1882. By W. H. Overend

Background imagePeople, Only Collection: Royal Horse Artillery

Royal Horse Artillery
The Royal Horse Artillery firing their two nine-pounder cannons during the Anglo-Egyptian War, 24th August 1882. In the foreground, an army doctor prepares to treat a wounded man

Background imagePeople, Only Collection: Roman Garb

Roman Garb
Three Roman men wearing traditional clothing, circa 50 AD. From left to right, a lictor carrying a fasces, an Emperor in a laurel wreath and a bearded man with a scroll

Background imagePeople, Only Collection: Battle Of Cherbourg

Battle Of Cherbourg
The Battle of Cherbourg off the French coast, during the American Civil War, 19th June 1864. From left to right, the Federal steam-sloop USS Kearsarge

Background imagePeople, Only Collection: Sinking A Shaft

Sinking A Shaft
British soldiers dig a hole in order to ambush rebels attempting to tunnel their way into the Residency, during the Siege of Lucknow, part of the Indian Rebellion of 1857. A lithograph by E

Background imagePeople, Only Collection: Sappers At Work

Sappers At Work
Sappers at work in the Batteries in Delhi, during the Indian Rebellion of 1857. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imagePeople, Only Collection: Dil Khoosha Palace

Dil Khoosha Palace
The Dil Khoosha Palace and the Martiniere in Lucknow during the Indian Rebellion of 1857. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imagePeople, Only Collection: Reglement De Compte

Reglement De Compte
The settlement of accounts by the Brotherhood of Charite-Dieu and Notre-Dame-de-la-Recouvrance of Rouen, France, 1466. The image is captioned Reglement de comptes de la confrerie de la Charite-Dieu

Background imagePeople, Only Collection: Drunks

Drunks
Cartoon titled One of the committee on drunkeness and one of a drunken committee, depicting two inebriated men arm-in-arm, Great Britain, circa 1750

Background imagePeople, Only Collection: Horse Trap

Horse Trap
A coachman at the reins of a horse trap, circa 1875. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imagePeople, Only Collection: Tibetans In Bhutan

Tibetans In Bhutan
Three men of Tibetan origin in Bhutan, circa 1870. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imagePeople, Only Collection: Temple Of Vishnu

Temple Of Vishnu
Part of the Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple complex on the island of Srirangam in Trichinopoly, later Tiruchirapalli, in India, 1869. It is sacred to the Hindu god Ranganatha, an aspect of Vishnu

Background imagePeople, Only Collection: Bonchurch

Bonchurch church on the Isle of Wight, circa 1870. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imagePeople, Only Collection: Northern Outfall Sewer

Northern Outfall Sewer
Concrete mills at the Northern Outfall Sewer in London, 1860. The sewer was designed by Joseph Bazalgette in the 1850s. (Photo by Otto Herschan/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imagePeople, Only Collection: Barking Reservoir

Barking Reservoir
Barking reservoir wharfs in London, 1860. (Photo by Otto Herschan/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imagePeople, Only Collection: A Narrow Escape

A Narrow Escape
Spring-Heeled Jack, a devil-like character of English urban legend makes an appearance, circa 1850. Jack was first sighted in London in 1837, and was described as tall and thin, with fiery eyes

Background imagePeople, Only Collection: London Firemen

London Firemen
Two London firemen ready for action, circa 1890. (Photo by James Valentine/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imagePeople, Only Collection: Ancient Greek Music

Ancient Greek Music
An ancient Greek musician accepts a wreath for his prowess on the cithara, a form of lyre, circa 400 BC. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imagePeople, Only Collection: A True Friend

A True Friend
A man with a lop-sided wig holds his friends hair while he vomits into a bowl, 1773. An engraving by J. Sanders after a painting by Jim. Bob. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imagePeople, Only Collection: Indian Uprising

Indian Uprising
The repulse of a sortie during the Siege of Delhi, a conflict of the Indian Rebellion of 1857. The rebels advance on a British battery, who repel them with swords, bayonets and rifles

Background imagePeople, Only Collection: Russian Rifle Pit

Russian Rifle Pit
A Russian rifle pit near Sevastopol, during the Crimean War, circa 1855. Now part of the British advanced trenches on the left of the right attack, or Gordons Battery

Background imagePeople, Only Collection: Ascot Ladies

Ascot Ladies
Illustration depicting two women, each wearing ornate flowing gowns, at Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire, England, Great Britain, 1880

Background imagePeople, Only Collection: Polo In India

Polo In India
Polo players from Manipur in India prepare for a match, circa 1885. (Photo by Henry Guttmann/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imagePeople, Only Collection: Whitby Men

Whitby Men
Three men in Whitby harbour, North Yorkshire, circa 1890. (Photo by Frank Meadow Sutcliffe/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)



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