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Vinten HS300 cine camera
Vinten HS300 high-speed 35mm cine camera, No 1, with motor and magazine, by W Vinten Ltd, London, 1938.
Cyclists Studying Maps
A photograph entitled 'Cyclists studying maps before proceeding from Box Hill', taken un April 1938 by Edward Malindine for the Daily Herald. Box Hill is a beauty spot in the North Downs of Surrey.
Leatherette case for mechanical hearing aids
Leatherette case for a pair of Brune-Sedeyn mechanical hearing aids, by the Naturton Company, London, 1935-1936
Square pavement brick from Babylonia (Southern Iraq), 2nd millennium BC.
Square pavement brick from Babylonia (Southern Iraq), 2nd millennium BC
A photograph of a group of dancers rehearsing for a Christmas pantomime, taken by Sayers for the Daily Herald newspaper on 9 December, 1938.
The Mechanical Man at Olympia Circus
A photograph of a 'mechanical man', taken by George Woodbine for the Daily Herald newspaper on 4 January 1934.
A photograph of Eton schoolboys competing in the annual steeplechase run, taken by George Roper for the Daily Herald newspaper on 20 October, 1938.
Holiday Joys on the Beach
A photograph entitled 'Holiday Joys on the Beach' taken in September 1937 by Saidman for the Daily Herald. A crowd of women play with a ball on the beach.
Palm Toffee Girl
A photograph of the Palm Toffee Girl taken in August 1933 by James Jarché for the Daily Herald. The woman was promoting sweets at the Chocolate and Confectionery Exhibition at London's Olympia.
Spectators at Richmond Horse Show
A photograph of spectators at Richmond Horse Show, taken in June 1934 by James Jarché for the Daily Herald.
Model 'flying boat' at the Science Museum
A photograph of a man looking at a model 'flying boat', at the Science Museum, London, taken in December 1935 by Edward G Malindine for the Daily Herald.
Trocadero Theatre, London
A photograph outside the Trocadero Theatre, London, taken by Tomlin for the Daily Herald newspaper in 1934. Theatre posters advertise the appearance on stage that night of Gracie Fields (1898-1979) - due to present the winner's cheque of £10,000 in the Daily Herald 'Radio Stars' contest.
Woman demonstrating portable pain relief apparatus
A photograph of a woman demonstrating portable apparatus for pain relief, taken in October 1937 by Saidman for the Daily Herald. The photograph shows the woman using 'Queen Charlotte's Gas Air Analgesia Apparatus', designed for use in industrial accidents and home childbirth.
'Croonin' J McCauley sings to some of his fellow Jarrow marchers
A photograph of J McCauley, a Jarrow marcher, singing to his co-marchers on their walk to London, taken in October 1936 by Edward G Malindine for the Daily Herald. The caption read ''Croonin' J McCauley, who helps to keep his co-marchers' spirits high, has been out of work for 5 years'
Leslie Howard and Wendy Hiller filming 'Pygmalion'
A photograph of Leslie Howard and Wendy Hiller filming 'Pygmalion' (1938), taken in March 1938 by Saidman for the Daily Herald.
A delivery of holly in time for Christmas,
A photograph entitled 'A delivery of holly in time for Christmas, Covent Garden, London', taken in 1934 by Edward G Malindine for the Daily Herald.
Elderly country couple sit in car during London trip
A photograph entitled 'Elderly country couple sit in car during London trip', taken in August 1937 by Sayers for the Daily Herald. The caption read: 'Country Couple Visit London as Guests of the Daily Herald... Mr and Mrs Wellington 'Duke' Light being escorted around London, they have never travelled more than 25 miles from their home at Golden Common, near Chichester'.
A photograph of children playing at the Foundling Site Playing Fields, London, taken by Bishop Marshall for the Daily Herald newspaper on 27 July, 1936.
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.
Jessie Matthews with a floral gift
A photograph of Jessie Matthews (1907-1981) standing within a flower arrangement she has just received, taken in December 1936 by Saidman for the Daily Herald.
Roller skating hockey league
A photograph of a roller skating hockey league, taken in February 1939 by Sayers for the Daily Herald. The photograph shows the Milner Tigers, a roller skating hockey team set up by school boys from Brighton.
Box containing bottle of 'Tabloid' Stramonium Leaf, Australia,1939
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Box containing bottle of "Tabloid" Stramonium Leaf, dummy pack, with information leaflet, by Burroughs Wellcome and Co., 1939
Rear of a vehicle, painted with waves
A photograph of the back of a minibus or van painted with waves, taken by Zoltan Glass in 1934. The photograph was taken during an automobile exhibition in Berlin.
Mechanics work on Albert Divo's Bugatti
A photograph of mechanics working on Albert Divo's Bugatti Type 54 taken by Zoltan Glass at the AVUS circuit, Berlin, in 1932.
A dye transfer print photograph of a laughing woman, taken by an unknown photographer, c. 1935.
Tools mounted on a wall
A photograph of a man reaching for a tool at a cable factory, taken by Zoltan Glass, c. 1933. The photograph was taken during a promotional photo shoot at a cable works.
Then and Now, 200 Restaurant Cars on LNER Trains
Railway Posters, Notices & Handbills
Poster, London & North Eastern Railway. 'Then and Now. 200 Restaurant Cars on LNER Trains' by A R Thomson (Thomson, Alfred Reginald), c1931. The poster is split in half diagonal to show restaurant cars now and then. One shows people eating on the outside of a very earler train and the other depicts a man and a woman at a table being served by a waiter.
Mechanic's tools on pit counter
A photograph of mechanic's tools laid out on a pit counter, taken by Zoltan Glass, c. 1932. The photograph was taken during a race at the AVUS racing track, Berlin.
Photograph of an X-ray of Edward VIII's left hand, England, 1931
Photographic print of an X-ray of the left hand of HRH The Prince of Wales, later Edward VIII, taken in November 1931, almost certainly at The North Staffs Cripples Aid Society Orthopaedic Hospital, Stoke-on-Trent, mounted and framed under glass, with written label, c.1931-1935
HMV portable gramophone
H.M.V. portable gramophone No.102, with soundbox No.5B, by H.M.V, England, 1930-1932
Vitaphone disc for sound film 'Sunny' (1930, USA)
Vitaphone disc from a film Sunny (1930, USA), double sided 16-inch disc, in original sleeve. Side 1: No. 6, FA4581-2-55. A First National Production. Sunny score Reel no. 6 scratched onto disc Side 2: No. 8, FA4583-2-56. A First National Production. Sunny Score Reel no. 8 scratched onto disc.
Clarion Youth Hostel van, Hoddesdon
A photograph of the Clarion Youth Hostel van in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, taken in July 1934 by George Woodbine for the Daily Herald. The Clarion Socialist Youth Hostel was established in 1933 by the London Labour League of Youth. In 1934 over 13,000 members camped in the hostel’s grounds. Herbert Morrison (1888-1965) stands on the right. Morrison was a British Labour Party politician and cabinet minister.
Joseph and Rose Kennedy and Family, London
A photograph of Joseph and Rose Kennedy and family in London, taken in 1938 by Saidman for the Daily Herald.
Electric dental elevator, London, England, 1932
Thew's electric chisel-elevator, cased, by Tools and Machinery Supplies Ltd., London, dated 1932
Colour dictionary, London, England, 1934
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
British Colour Council Dictionary of Colour Standards - dyed into wool, by the British Colour Council, London, 1934, used in the teaching of psychology at Bedford College, Unversity of London.
Railway Posters, Notices & Handbills
Poster, Southern Railway, London Town, by Kerry Lee, 1938. Coloured lithograph depicting a pictorial map of central London, with a decorative border. The map features prominent landmarks and has captions for each borough. These are illustrated with humorous cartoons peopled with local and historical characters, and also feature tourists and immigrants. The artist is depicted at work at bottom right. The border has cartoon illustrations of peoples from the colonies of the British Empire. At the top are shields bearing the Union flag and the flags of the Irish Free State and the crosses of St Andrew, St George and St Patrick. At the bottom of the poster is an illustration of the royal procession at the State Opening of Parliament, with the royal carriage. Text in a box at top right reads "London Town, Travel by Southern Railway, Cheap Fares, Electric & Steam, Express services between London & the South & West, When in London travel by underground". Text in a box with a green background at bottom left gives details of London's attractions, and another text box advises that copies of the poster are available for sale. Text in the bottom margin reads "Southern Railway Advertising. Printed in England at the Baynard Press, London. 12 Ad 4658 5000/1938". Format: quad royal. Dimensions: 40 x 25 inches, 1016 x 1270mm.
Sargrove sprayed-circuit radio receiver experiment, 1936-1937
Sargrove sprayed-circuit radio receiver (experimental model), made by John Sargrove, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England, 1936-1937.
A Colorol photograph of a flower bed containing lupins and poppies, taken by an unknown photographer, c. 1930.
Hanns Geier in his Mercedes-Benz racing car
A photograph of Hanns Geier (1902-1986) at the wheel of his Mercedes-Benz W25 GP car, taken by Zoltan Glass in 1934. The photograph was taken as Geier was leaving his team's hotel base near the Nurburgring, Germany.
While you sleep, London - Paris by Train-Ferry
Railway Posters, Notices & Handbills
Poster, Southern Railway, While you sleep, London, Paris by Train-Ferry by Georges Massiot, 1937. Coloured lithograph with an abstract representation of a boat train travelling between London and Paris. The English coast is bounded by the S of Southern, France by the R of Railway. A steam train runs on a railway line between the two cities, passing through a train ferry in the Channel. Below are the intertwined letters WL (for Wagons Lits), SR for Southern Railway and the word Nord for Chemin de fer du Nord. Text below gives booking details. Text in bottom margin reads "Southern Railway Advertising, AD 4106 2000/1937, Printed in England by the Baynard Press, London, S.W.9." Format: double royal.
Woman standing by a window
A dye transfer print photograph of a woman standing in front of a window, taken by an unknown photographer, c. 1935.
Earthenware drug jar, Middle East, before 1932
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Earthenware drug jar, glazed, Islamic
King George V's Steam Cabinet, United Kingdom, 1936
Public Health & Hygiene
King George V's steam cabinet, 1936. Reassembled after dismantling from the swimming pool area at Buckingham Palace. In use until 1970.
Medical examination before boxing match
A photograph of a competitor being examined by the doctor before the police boxing championships held at Harringay, London, taken in February 1938 by George W Roper for the Daily Herald.
Tipsters at Epsom
A photograph of two exotically-dressed men reading out horse racing tips at Epsom racecourse, Surrey, taken by Malindine for the Daily Herald newspaper on 5 June, 1935.
Gandhi with a crowd of supporters
A photograph showing Gandhi with a crowd of supporters, taken in 1931 by Manshull for the Daily Herald.
Dancers at Margaret Morris Dance School (manual manipulation)
A photograph entitled 'Dancers at Margaret Morris Dance School (manual manipulation)', taken in May 1932 by Edward G Malindine for the Daily Herald.
A photographer with pigeons, Trafalgar Square, London
A photograph showing a photographer trying to take a photograph whilst surrounded by pigeons in Trafalgar Square in London, taken in 1933 by James Jarché for the Daily Herald.
A photograph entitled 'Cheaper Beer', taken in April 1933 by Harold Tomlin for the Daily Herald. The photograph shows customers outside a pub in Walworth, London, raising their glasses to celebrate cheaper beer. In his budget the previous day, (Arthur) Neville Chamberlain (1869-1940), chancellor of the Exchequer, lowered the price of beer by a penny a pint.