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Hoover's new factory
A photograph of the construction of the Hoover Factory at Western Avenue, Perivale, Middlesex in 1935.
Fellowmen at Play - man with long focus camera
A photograph entitled 'Fellowmen at Play - man with long focus camera', taken by Edward G Malindine for the Daily Herald.
Ice cream tricycle
A photograph of a streamlined ice cream vendor's tricycle, taken in January 1936 by Harold Tomlin for the Daily Herald.
A photograph of a steel worker at the English Steel Corporation's Vickers Works, Sheffield, taken by Bishop Marshall for the Daily Herald newspaper in 1940. Fred Allen chalks up steel test results onto a blackboard. The protective glasses resting on his forehead would be worn to protect his eyes from the glare of molten steel. This photograph is one of a series taken to illustrate a Daily Herald feature story by Dudley Barker on workers in wartime.
The making of a stained glass window for Liverpool's Anglican cathedral
A photograph of the making of a stained glass window for Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral, taken in April 1934 by George Woodbine for the Daily Herald.
Circus elephants taking a drink
A photograph of four circus elephants drinking from a bucket as a group of children watch, taken by Sayers for the Daily Herald newspaper on 11 July, 1938.
A photograph of anti-war demonstrators in London on May Day, taken in May 1936 by Harold Tomlin for the Daily Herald.
Kangaroo on London street
A photograph of a kangaroo appearing to be given directions on a London street, taken by George Woodbine for the Daily Herald newspaper on 11 December, 1933.
The Jewish community in Britain celebrate Passover
A photograph entitled 'The Jewish community in Britain celebrate Passover', taken in 1939 by Harold Tomlin for the Daily Herald. The photograph was taken at the Home for Aged Jews, Nightingale Lane, London.
The Royal Richmond Horse show
A photograph of a woman watching the Royal Richmond Horse show, taken by Malindine for the Daily Herald newspaper on 8 June, 1939. Wearing eye-catching 'blinker sunglasses' and a striking hat, this elegantly dressed woman appears to be enjoying the attention.
School chemistry demonstration
A photograph of a school chemistry demonstration in the laboratory of Balham Central School, London, taken by Tomlin for the Daily Herald newspaper on 25 October, 1932. Schoolgirls demonstrate a chemistry experiment in the school's laboratory for their fathers - perhaps at a parents' evening.
Two footballers share a bath
A photograph of two footballers bathing together after a match, taken in February 1938 by Edward G Malindine for the Daily Herald.
A photograph of a tinplate worker in a South Wales factory, taken by Harold Tomlin for the Daily Herald newspaper on 28 January, 1940. Dressed in well-worn work clothes Dai Ward loads a trolley with tinplate sheets. In the background some of his fellow workers smile for the camera. Wales was the centre of the British tinplate industry due to the quantity of iron works and easy accessibility to Cornish tin. This photograph is one of a series taken to illustrate a Daily Herald feature story by Dudley Barker on workers in wartime.
Special Constable carrying a 'Raiders Passed' sign
A photograph taken in September 1939, showing a special Constable cycling down the Strand in London, wearing a sign reading 'Raiders Passed', in order to let the public know that the air raid warning was over.
Woman using an exercise machine
A photograph of a woman using an exercise machine, taken in November 1835 by George Woodbine for the Daily Herald.
Robot at Selfridge's 25th birthday celebrations
A photograph of a robot exhibited as part of the 25th anniversary celebrations for Selfridges department store in London, taken by Edward G Malindine for the Daily Herald newspaper on 13 March 1934.
Crystal Palace fire
A photograph of the Crystal Palace fire, Sydenham, London, taken in November 1936 by Edward G Malindine for the Daily Herald.
A photograph of a little boy riding on a seat slung between the harnesses of a pair of horses, taken in May 1933 by Harold Tomlin for the Daily Herald. The prize-winning horses are pulling a carriage in the Easter Monday Van Horse Parade through Regent's Park, London.
A photograph of girls from Napier Street school, London, taking part in physical training exercises on Parliament Hill, taken in September 1937 by Harold Tomlin for the Daily Herald.
London-Birmingham co-axial cable specimens, 1935-1936
Two specimens of the London to Birmingham co-axial cable laid by the General Post Office, British, 1935-1936. The first long distance co-axial cable in Britain.
specimen of London-Birmingham co-axial cable, 1935-1936
Larger specimen of the London to Birmingham co-axial cable laid by the British Post Office in 1935-36, the first long distance co-axial cable in Britain.
Furniture Exhibition at Dorland Hall, Regent Street
A photograph of a woman sitting at an Art Deco dressing table at a furniture exhibition in Dorland Hall, Regent Street, London, taken in 1993 by Harold Tomlin for the Daily Herald.
Queue of unemployed men, Stepney
A photograph of unemployed men in London, England, taken by Saidman for the Daily Herald newspaper in 1938.
Sunday Films Association
A photograph of members of the Sunday Films Association, taken in November 1932 by George Woodbine for the Daily Herald. Under the Sunday Entertainments Act of 1932, anyone wishing to provide musical entertainment on Sundays had first to obtain a license from the Local Authority. These women are campaigning in Croydon prior to a local vote on whether to permit the screening of films on Sundays.
A gypsy woman cooking a hedgehog
A photograph of a gypsy woman cooking a hedgehog by the side of the road, taken by an unknown photographer for the Daily Herald in 1933.
Ramblers Association, West of England Rally
A photograph entitled 'Ramblers Association, West of England Rally', taken by Saidman in 1937 for the Daily Herald. The photograph shows Professor R J Brocklehurst, Vice President of the Federation addressing the rally. Two Saidman brothers, Reuben and Barnet, worked as staff photographers for the Daily Herald. Their photographs are simply stamped 'Saidman' on the reverse, making it difficult to tell which of the brothers took the photograph.
Residents create road blockade as part of rent protest, Woolwich
A photograph showing residents creating a road blockade as part of a rent protest in Woolwich, south London, taken in July 1939 by John Topham for the Daily Herald.
A photograph of Major Elliot, Minister of Agriculture, lifting up two children in his arms, taken by Woodbine for the Daily Herald newspaper on 1 October, 1934.
Little boy carrying a lamb
A photograph of a little boy carrying a newborn lamb, taken by James Jarche (1891-1965) for the Daily Herald newspaper on 19 February, 1932. Wrapped against the cold, this little boy holds the lamb in his arms. Stacks of hay form a backdrop.
A photograph of workers in the Swan Hunter Shipyard on Tyneside, taken by Bishop Marshall for the Daily Herald newspaper on 8 January, 1940.
Council Estate at Hanwell
A photograph of a council estate in Hanwell, West London, taken in July 1937 by Edward G Malindine for the Daily Herald.
New Coronation Scot
A photograph of the 'Coronation Scot', taken by Bishop Marshall in May 1937 for the Daily Herald.
A photograph of two fire fighters operating a fire engine, taken by Tovey for the Daily Herald newspaper on 16 July, 1940.
Pedal car race
A photograph of a pedal car race, taken by Edward G Malindine for the Daily Herald newspaper on 21 June, 1933. Smartly-dressed and at the wheel of three equally smart pedal cars, these children get ready to race at the Duke of York's Garden Party. The race was started by Sir Noel Curtis-Bennett (1882-1950), author and member of the International Olympic Committee, who is standing on the right.
Interior of Boots chemist, Regent Street
A photograph of shoppers in Boots the Chemist, on Regent Street, London, in 1932. It was taken by George Woodbine for the Daily Herald newspaper.
Birth of triplets
A photograph of a woman and nurse with newly-born triplets, taken by George Roper for the Daily Herald newspaper on 13 August, 1939.
Ice skating on the Serpentine
A photograph of ice skaters on a frozen Serpentine Lake in London's Hyde Park, taken by Saidman for the Daily Herald newspaper on 23 January, 1940.
First aid instruction book, St John Ambulance Association, United Kingdom, 1938
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
'First Aid to the Injured' book, 1938
Professor Einstein with Commander Locker-Lampson
A photograph of Professor Albert Einstein (1879-1955), taken by Leslie Cardew for the Daily Herald newspaper on 24 July 1933. Einstein is sitting outside a small wooden cottage somewhere between Esher and Cobham, England. He was the guest of Commander Oliver Locker-Lampson MP, who sits on the ground next to the professor carrying a shotgun. During 1933 Einstein travelled in Europe visiting Oxford, Glasgow, Brussels and Zurich. Offers of academic posts which he had found it so hard to get in 1901, were plentiful. He received offers from Jerusalem, Leiden, Oxford, Madrid and Paris.
Advert for cigarettes
A photograph of three men advertising cigarettes, taken by James Jarche (1891-1965) for the Daily Herald newspaper on 24 November, 1932. The man on the left prominently holds a box of Player's cigarettes. The man in the centre indicates that these are preferred to the others offered by the man on the right. The men's suits and the wood-panelled setting create an office context for this photograph.
Mr and Mrs Walt Disney with Mickey Mouse, London
A photograph of Mr and Mrs Walt Disney with Mickey Mouse in London, taken in 1935 by Harold Tomlin for the Daily Herald.
Portrait of E G Malindine
A photographic portrait of Edward G Malindine, taken in November 1938 by Saidman for the Daily Herald. Edward G Malindine (1906-1970) was a staff photographer for the Daily Herald, before and after the second world war, during which served as an official photographer for the War Office.
Picnic by the Sea
A photograph of a young man and two young women having a picnic, taken by Studio Lisa in 1939. The group sit on top of cliffs as one of the girls holds out her cup to be filled.
Woman wearing an aeroplane hat
A photograph of Miss Babs Smith wearing a hat decorated with a miniature aeroplane, taken in May 1938 by George W Roper for the Daily Herald.
bench Hand Corner Fixture
Printing & Writing
Matrix bench hand corner fixture, Plant No.1294, made by The Monotype Corporation Ltd., Salford, Redhill, Surrey, England, 1937. Part of the equipment used in the production system for Monotype matrices. Mounted on bench with machines Nos. 1296, 1868, and 2120.
Mill Tool Milling Machine
Printing & Writing
Mill tool milling machine, Plant No.279, made by The Monotype Corporation Ltd., Salford, Redhill, Surrey, England, 1937. Part of the equipment used in the production system for Monotype matrices.
Hand Operated Pendulum Burring Spindle
Printing & Writing
Hand-Operated Pendulum de-burring spindle matrix cutter, Plant No. 1186, made by The Monotype Corporation Ltd., Salford, Redhill, Surrey, England, 1937.
Sample of first nylon knitted tubing
Plastics and Modern Materials
Sample of first nylon knitted tubing. Knitted July 1935 from polyamide made from pentamethylenediamine and sebacic acid.
Very early mobile radar receiver type RM1, handmade at Bawdsey in 1937 or 1938
Very early mobile radar receiver type RM1, hand-made at Bawdsey in 1937 or 1938, probably early in 1937 around the same time as the type TF3. This mobile radar receiver is one of - if not the - earliest radar receiver in the Science Museum collections. It was described by then Science Museum curator GRM Garratt as "comparatively small but somewhat roughly made."
Hand Operated Pendulum Burring Spindle
Printing & Writing
Hand-Operated Pendulum de-burring spindle matrix cutter, Plant No.1296, made by The Monotype Corporation Ltd., Salford, Redhill, Surrey, England, 1937. Part of the equipment used in the production system for Monotype matrices. Mounted on bench with machines Nos. 1294, 1868, and 2120.