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Mr Jenkyns, Major Cavagnari CIS, Amir Yakub Khan…
A photograph entitled 'Mr Jenkyns, Major Cavagnari CIS, Amir Yakub Khan, Habeebula Mustafii, General Daod Shah in Conference', taken by John Burke in 1879. The photograph shows the Afghan Amir Yaqub Khan (d. 1914) and the British diplomat Major Sir Pierre Louis Napoleon Cavagnari (1841-1879) in conference at Gandamak, Afghanistan.
Black and white photograph entitled 'The same' (Bathing at Ai-Todor). The photograph shows Prince Nikita Alexandrovitch wading waist deep through the sea, he is wearing a striped bathing suite. The Princes' dog Mart is also pictured, swimming at the bottom left of the photograph with only it's head visible. Album compiled by Herbert Galloway Stewart (1866-1960).
Johnny Cash with Guitar
A photograph of Johnny Cash (1932-2003) climbing through a window, guitar in hand, taken in September 1959 by A Tanner for the Daily Herald.
Black and white photograph entitled 'Ai-Todor'. The photograph shows H. H. Prince Nikita Alexandrovitch standing next to Princess Irina’s Baby who is sat in a baby-carriage. Taken by Herbert Galloway Stewart in the grounds of Ai-Todor Palace, The Crimea, in May 1916. From page 1 of snapshot album number 20 of the Russian Imperial Royal Family, compiled by Herbert Galloway Stewart (1866-1960).
One-Tree Hill - Matheran
Albumen print by Francis Frith, mounted on original card/album page, titled 'One-Tree Hill - Matheran'. Image shows an Indian man sitting near scrub brush looking toward One Tree Hill, in the hill station of Matheran, Maharashtra, India. The image was once part of a 19th century album containing views of colonial India and Asia.
Letters pour in for photos of canine star
Daily Herald Archive photograph entitled 'Letters Pour in for Photos of Canine Star'. The black and white image shows Petra, the Blue Peter dog, sat at a table behind a mound of letters. A Keystone photograph dated 29 February 1964. Marked JP/766595.
The Lake - Kandy
Albumen print by Samuel Bourne, mounted on original card/album page, titled 'The Lake - Kandy'. Image shows betel nut palms overlooking the artificial Kandy Lake (Kiri Muhuda) in the Sri Lankan capital of Kandy. The photograph was once part of a 19th century album showing views of colonial India and Asia.
Photograph of positive electrical discharge
Photograph of positive electrical discharge. Captured by Alan Archibald Swinton around 1892.
Daily Herald Photograph: Gresford Colliery Disaster
One photograph showing William Bonsell speaking at a hearing regarding the Gresford Colliery Disaster. Bonsell is seen to the left of the photograph, highlighted with editorial crop marks.
Barge trips along the canal
A photograph showing people on a barge trip on a canal, taken in June 1953 by William Jones for the Daily Herald.
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.
Profumo Affair: Sir Keith Joseph leaves Cabinet Meeting at Admiralty House
A photograph entitled 'Profumo Affair: Sir Keith Joseph leaves Cabinet Meeting at Admiralty House', taken in June 1963 by D Eatwell for the Daily Herald.
Basket-carrying cyclist at charity sports day
A photograph of a competitor at a charity sports day held at Herne Hill, London, taken by Sayers for the Daily Herald newspaper on 7 September, 1938.
Straighten up those beards, there...!
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.
Filming 'I'll Stick to You'
A photograph of a film studio scene, taken in May 1933 by James Jarché for the Daily Herald. The photograph was taken during the filming of 'I'll Stick to You' at the studios of the British Lion Film Corporation at Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. The film was directed by Leslie S Hiscott (1894-1968) and starred Jay Laurier and Betty Astell.
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.
Railways speed up for holidays
A photograph entitled 'Railways speed up for holidays', taken in June 1938 by Edward G Malindine for the Daily Herald. The photograph shows a man pasting up a poster advertising accelerated services on the London Midland and Scottish railway.
A Christmas tree from Denmark, Welwyn Garden City
A photograph of a Christmas tree from Denmark in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, taken in 1938 by Edward G Malindine for the Daily Herald.
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.
Couple at Royal Ascot
A photograph of a couple walking past racegoers on the second day of Royal Ascot for the Royal Hunt Cup, taken in June 1935 by Edward G Malindine for the Daily Herald.
Schoolboy's Own exhibition
A photograph of two schoolboys admiring a racing car, taken in December 1933 by Edward G Malindine for the Daily Herald. The car was shown as part of the Schoolboy's Own exhibition held at London's White City.
W H Smith's women's rifle club
A photograph of members of W H Smith's women's rifle club, taken in March 1938 by Saidman for the Daily Herald. The women are shooting on the roof during their lunch hour.
Clay pigeon shooting champion
A photograph of a clay pigeon shooting champion, taken by Saidman for the Daily Herald newspaper on 21 October, 1938.
Factory worker laying out flags
A photograph of a woman drying flags in a factory, taken by Nixon for the Daily Herald newspaper on 6 April, 1945.
Theatre live television broadcast
A photograph of a theatre production being filmed by the BBC for a live television broadcast, taken by James Jarché for the Daily Herald in 1939. The photograph shows the camera being operated from the stage box.
Demonstrating a machine at a medical exhibition
A photograph of a woman demonstrating a machine designed to improve blood circulation, taken in October 1936 by Harold Tomlin for the Daily Herald. This machine was displayed as part of a medical exhibition held at the Horticultural Hall, London.
A photograph of children and staff at the window of a children's home, taken by Malindine for the Daily Herald newspaper on 20 December, 1938.
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.
Shrove Tuesday football in Alnwick
A photograph of the Shrove Tuesday football match in Alnwick, Northumberland, taken in February 1953 by Kenneth Lauder for the Daily Herald.
BBC television cameraman at Epsom racecourse, Surrey
A glass plate negatve of a BBC television cameraman at Epsom racecourse, Surrey, taken by Malindine for the Daily Herald newspaper on 1st June, 1938.
A photograph of signalman Bob Webster, taken by George Roper for the Daily Herald newspaper on 19 December, 1939.
A photograph of the driver of a steam locomotive leaning out of his cab, taken by Tomlin for the Daily Herald newspaper on 30 January, 1940. Driver Mr Bailey stands in the cab of a London Midland Scottish express train.This photograph is one of a series taken to illustrate a Dudley Barker feature story on workers in wartime.
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.
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.
Designer with clothing dolls
A photograph of a French designer with a number of dolls dressed in the latest fashions, taken by Bishop Marshall for the Daily Herald newspaper on 11 September, 1945.
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.
A photograph of a man carrying a model aeroplane, taken in September 1935 by George Woodbine for the Daily Herald. The photograph shows Mr D Russell, an exhibitor at the Model Engineers Exhibition held in London's Horticultural Hall, with his model monoplane 'Ladybird'.
A photograph of a group of rugby supporters, taken in March 1937 by Saidman for the Daily Herald. The photograph was taken at a match between St Mary's Hospital and St Bart's Hospital, London, played in Richmond, Surrey.
Making coins at the Royal Mint
A photograph of a worker at the Royal Mint checking new coins, taken by Saidman for the Daily Herald newspaper on 10 January, 1939.
Woman displaying latest hat fashion
A photograph of a model wearing the latest fashion in women's hats, taken in November 1933 by James Jarché for the Daily Herald.
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.
A nurse gives electrical treatment
A photograph of a nurse administering electrical treatment at London National Temperance Hospital, taken in April 1934 by George Woodbine 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.
Garage guard dog has nine puppies
A photograph entitled 'Garage guard dog has nine puppies', taken in May 1963 by A Tanner 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.
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.
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.
A photograph of William, a South Wales miner, taken by Tomlin for the Daily Herald newspaper on 28 January, 1940. William is pictured in his home - still wearing a flat cap and overcoat - reading a newspaper in front of the fire. This photograph is one of a series taken to illustrate a Dudley Barker feature story on workers in wartime.