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A photograph of many men dressed as Father Christmas on parade through the streets of Kingsway, taken by Terry Fincher for the Daily Herald newspaper on 12 December 1960. The multiple santas formed part of a 170 strong contingent working across the UK that year. This photograph has been selected from the Daily Herald Archive, a collection of over three million photographs. The archive holds work of international, national and local importance by both staff and agency photographers.
London taxi driver
A photograph of J W Simmons, a London taxi driver, taken by George Roper for the Daily Herald newspaper on 8 January, 1940.
Women on stage
A photograph of women on stage in their underwear at the Comedy Theatre in London, taken by Saidman for the Daily Herald newspaper on 5 January, 1940.
Sailor with a bunch of bananas
A photograph of a sailor with a bunch of bananas, taken by Smith for the Daily Herald newspaper on 12 December, 1945.
A photograph of four young boys with bagpipes, taken in June 1933 by George Woodbine for the Daily Herald. The boys were attending a meeting of the Scottish Clans, held in London.
Long Sands beach, Tynemouth
A photograph of Long Sands beach at Tynemouth, Northumberland, taken in 1960.
Noel Coward lights Marlene Dietrich's cigarette
A photograph of Noël Coward lighting Marlene Dietrich's cigarette.
A photograph of signalman Bob Webster, taken by George Roper for the Daily Herald newspaper on 19 December, 1939.
The Labour League of Youth Cycling Club set off on outing
A photograph showing the Labour League of Youth Cycling Club setting off on an outing, taken in July 1938 by Harold Tomlin for the Daily Herald.
Large dog greets vet outside the Royal Veterinary College
A photograph of a large dog leaping up to put its paws on the shoulders on a trainee vet's shoulders, taken on 10th May 1932 by James Jarché for the Daily Herald.
A tailor and his assistant at work
A photograph of a tailor and his assistant, taken in March 1930 by Leslie Cardew for the Daily Herald.
Woman posing on a Qualicane swinging seat
A photograph showing a woman posing on a Qualicane swinging seat, taken in January 1964 by A Tanner for the Daily Herald. The seat cost around £24 in 1964.
Cinema audience pictured using the Ilford infra-red process
A photograph entitled 'Cinema audience pictured using the Ilford infra-red process', taken in 1932 by James Jarché for the Daily Herald.
Cyanotype of ferns, 1853
A cyanotype of ferns labelled 'Ceylon', from 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns', made by Anna Atkins in 1853.
Ascot Races, children's creche
A photograph of the children's creche at Ascot Races, taken in July 1955 by F Greaves for the Daily Herald.
Miss Britain III speedboat
A photograph of crowds gathered to see the 'Miss Britain III' speedboat being lowered into the sea at Poole, Dorset, taken by Harold Tomlin for the Daily Herald newspaper on 24 September, 1933.
An albumen print photograph entitled 'Beatrice', taken by Julia Margaret Cameron in 1866. The print forms part of the Herschel Album.
Lindisfarne Castle, Holy Island
A photograph of Lindisfarne Castle on Holy Island, off the coast of Northumberland, taken in 1958.
Two brothers on the Farne Islands
A photograph of two brothers looking at an eider duck nesting on the Farne Islands, Northumberland, taken in 1956.
School children being evacuated from London
A photograph of children being evacuated from London, taken by George Roper for the Daily Herald newspaper on September 28, 1938.
Daily Herald Help the Hospitals Contest
A photograph entitled 'Daily Herald Help the Hospitals Contest', taken in February 1932 by Lord for the Daily Herald.
Little girl with ice cream
A photograph of a little girl sitting on a kerb, holding a bottle of pop and eating an ice cream, taken in August 1937 by Harold Tomlin for the Daily Herald.
Cyanotype of Athyrium molle, 1853
A cyanotype of the fern Athyrium molle, from the album 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns', made by Anna Atkins in 1853.
Cyanotype of Diplazium cultifolium, 1853
A cyanotype of the fern Diplazium cultifolium, from 'Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns', made by Anna Atkins in 1853.
Model of the Loch Ness Monster
A photograph of a Loch Ness Monster model being taken by trailer to Bertram Mills Circus, taken by James Jarche (1891-1965) for the Daily Herald newspaper on 21 December, 1933.
Airship in Flight
A photograph of an airship in flight, taken by Edgar Tarry Adams, c 1915. Digital positive from original celluloid negative.
Benny Lynch and Small Montana
A photograph of boxers Benny Lynch (1913-1946) and Small Montana (1913-1976) taken by Saidman for the Daily Herald newspaper on 19 January, 1937.
A Kodak circular snapshot photograph showing a gypsy caravan in a camp, taken by an unknown photographer, c. 1890.
Housewives League demonstration at the House of Commons
A photograph entitled 'Housewives League demonstration at the House of Commons', taken in 1951 by G Warner for the Daily Herald. Showing women demonstrating against meat rationing, leaving the House of Commons on the way to the Ministry of Food.
Shrovetide football in Ashbourne
A photograph of a Shrovetide football match at Ashbourne in Derbyshire, taken in February 1950 by Bert Abell for the Daily Herald.
Young couple listening to music and looking at records in a living room
A photograph showing a young couple listening to music on a portable record player, taken in August 1962 by White for the Daily Herald.
A photograph of a mill worker, taken by Bishop Marshall for the Daily Herald newspaper on 21 January, 1940. This mill worker, dressed in overalls, stands barefoot at a large loom. This photograph is one of a series taken to illustrate a Daily Herald feature story by Dudley Barker on workers in wartime.
Jane Dale models a 'Sincerely' hat, by Madame Vernier
A photograph of a model, Jane Dale, wearing a 'Sincerely' hat by Madame Vernier, taken in March 1961 by C Barham for the Daily Herald.
Women sewing flags
A photograph of women sewing flags, taken by Greaves for the Daily Herald newspaper on 3 April, 1945. These women are at work in a South London factory.
Miners meeting pupils at Eton College
A photograph of Durham miners meeting pupils of Eton College, taken by Malindine for the Daily Herald newspaper on 15 December, 1938. The miners were visiting Eton to play a football match against a college team.
Collecting aluminium pots and pans to make aeroplanes
A photograph of men working on a huge mound of aluminium pots, pans and other domestic items, given by the public in response to an appeal by the Ministry for Aircraft Production in July 1940.
Daily Herald building
A photograph of the exterior of the Daily Herald building on Carmelite Street in London, taken by an unknown photographer for the Daily Herald newspaper in about 1928.
A boy and his dog bask in sun and glory
A photograph entitled 'A boy and his dog bask in sun and glory', taken in August 1955 by William Jones for the Daily Herald. The photograph shows two year old John Lemon, of Sanderstead, Surrey, resting with his grandfather's bull mastiff, Roy. The boy and dog had just won first prize in a competition in Hastings.
Firefighters in breathing equipment
A photograph of two fire fighters wearing breathing equipment, taken by Malindine for the Daily Herald newspaper on 30 December, 1938.
Liverpool skyline, with the Anglican Cathedral in the distance
A photograph of the skyline of Liverpool, with the Anglican Cathedral in the distance, taken in February 1950 by F Greaves for the Daily Herald.
Dog amongst men's legs
Colour transparency of a terrier sat at the feet of three men, taken by Photographic Advertising Limited, c. 1945. One man stands whilst to men are seated, all showing their patterned socks.
Young girl and pug puppies at a dog show
A photograph of a young girl sharing a basket with a litter of pug puppies, taken in May 1932 by Harold Tomlin for the Daily Herald. The photograph was taken at a dog show.
Pigeons in Trafalgar Square
A photograph of a young boy feeding pigeons in Trafalgar Square, London, taken in December 1934 by Harold Tomlin for the Daily Herald.
Farm worker bringing in the harvest, Sussex
A photograph of a farm worker bringing in the harvest, Sussex, taken in July 1937 by Edward G Malindine for the Daily Herald.
A Vivex colour photograph of a street in Paris, taken by an unknown photographer in 1937.
A Vivex colour photograph of a street in Paris, taken by an unknown photographer, c. 1937.
Physionotrace of a man
Engraved by Bauchardy, successor to Chretien, at the Palais Royal, 93x124mm
Fountains Abbey at Dusk
Gelatine silver print entitled 'Fountains Abbey at Dusk' by Ian Beesley. Prodiced for the commission `Through the Mill:, The Story of Yorkshire Wool in Photographs'. 1985-1987'.
Gelatine silver print entitled 'Loomshop, Addingham' by Ian Beesley. Prodiced for the commission `Through the Mill:, The Story of Yorkshire Wool in Photographs'. 1985-1987'.