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Two children looking at a sales display with a giant snowman
A photograph of two children looking at a Christmas sales display with a giant snowman, taken in August 1933 by James Jarché for the Daily Herald. The snowman was part of a display of Christmas products shown at the Chocolate and Confectionery Exhibition at London's Olympia.
Little girl with a packet of cigarettes
A photograph of a little girl taking a cigarette from a packet, taken by James Jarche (1891-1965) for the Daily Herald newspaper on 11 October, 1932.
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.
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.
Model of an Egyptian boat in XII Dynasty Tomb
Original model of an Egyptian Boat with 11 human figures, found in a XII Dynasty Tomb at Beni Hasan (c. 2000 B.C.), mast and sails replaced later by replicas
Police clash with picketers, Ambridge, Pennsylvania
A photograph showing police clashing with picketers during a steel workers' strike in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, taken in June 1937 by an unknown photographer. Two workers were fatally wounded whilst 18 others were injured during the clashes between armed police and steel workers.
'Gynaeplaque' model, United States, 1925-1935
Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Contraception
Gynaeplaque model, black leather carry case with sponge model that opens to show a section through the vagina of female internal organs, used to help teach medical professionals how to insert a cervical cap, U.S., c.1930s.
Two women attending Ascot
A photograph of two women walking through the crowds on the second day of Royal Ascot for the Royal Hunt Cup, taken in June 1935 by Edward G Malindine for the Daily Herald. The racecourse at Royal Ascot was founded by Queen Anne in 1711. As a racecourse favoured by British Royalty, Ascot became a highlight of the social season, famous for its fashions, especially hats.
A model seaplane at the Schoolboys' Exhibition at White City
A photograph of two schoolboys looking at a model of a British seaplane, on display at the Schoolboys' Exhibition at White City, London taken in 1933 by Edward G Malindine for the Daily Herald.
A snapshot photograph of a group of people enjoying a picnic, taken by an unknown photographer, c. 1925. Two men and two women sit on a rock with a picnic laid in front of them.
Policeman with cockatoo
A photograph of a policeman with a cockatoo perched on his shoulder, taken in January 1935 by Edward G Malindine for the Daily Herald. The lemon crested cockatoo was a competitor at the Crystal Palace Cage Bird Show.
Two women at Royal Ascot
A photograph of two women walking through the crowds on the second day of Royal Ascot for the Royal Hunt Cup, taken in June 1935 by Edward G Malindine for the Daily Herald.
Smiling portrait of Edward G Malindine, Daily Herald photographer
A photograph entitled 'Smiling portrait of Edward G Malindine, Daily Herald photographer', taken in June 1933 by an unknown photographer for the Daily Herald.
Walt Disney with the penguins at London Zoo.
A photograph of Walt Disney (1901-1966) walking down stairs with the penguins at London Zoo, taken in 1935 by Edward G Malindine for the Daily Herald.
The machine room
A photograph of workers in the Daily Herald machine room, taken by an unknown photographer for the Daily Herald newspaper in about 1928. One man oversees the machine dropping newly printed papers onto a conveyor belt, whilst the other man sits to gather the papers as they roll off the belt and bundle them up for delivery.
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.
Test materials for Sensameter intelligence test, United Kingdom, 1931-1936
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Test materials for Sensameter intelligence test, comprised of 25 test objects, including 'dextemeter' test for 'inherent manipulative power' (an accompanying sheet proposes its use for testing the inability to drive).
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.
Electric comb, around 1925
Electric comb with original box and instructions. Made in 1920s by White’s Manufacturing Co.
J D Bernal's x-ray diffraction camera, United Kingdom, 1928
Oscillation-rotation x-ray diffraction camera (believed to be the first constructed in Great Britain). Used by Professor Bernal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Advertisement for 'Clarke's Blood Mixture', published England, 1925-1926
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Advertisement for Clarke's Blood Mixture, prepared by the Lincoln and Midland Counties Drug Company, Lincoln, 1876-1920
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.
removable baseboard from home-built portable broadcast-receiver, 1925-1935
Removable baseboard with spare part for home-built portable broadcast-receiver, unknown maker, British, 1925-1935
Memento mori showing a half skull, half head, Europe, before 1936
Anatomy & Pathology
Wooden head of a woman, half skull, half head, mounted on an ebony stand. Depicts a female head divided into 2 halves, 1 half shows a woman's face and hair, the other half shows a skull, the hair is coiled on the back of the head along with a snake which stretches forward along the side of the skull to bite a twig, the woman is also biting an apple.
Berry & Bentley Track Bicycle
Track bicycle, made by Berry & Bentley, Manchester, 1934.
Regis 6 Motor Car by Crossley Motors
Regis 6 motor car, made by Crossley Motors Ltd, Manchester, with collection of related articles and other information, c.1935.
metal fragments from the "Milly" overbridge
Miscellanea & Curiosities
Metal fragments, two pieces of metal mounted on wooden board, pieces of wrought iron torn from the "Milly" overbridge near Twyford by the barrel of an anti-aircraft gun becoming elevated whilst in transit by rail from Great Western Railway Goods Depot at South Lambeth to Watchet. 24 August 1925.
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.
Enamel sdvertising sign, "Spratt's Meat-Fibrine Dog Foods"
Fixtures & Fittings from Railway Buildings
Enamel advertising sign, 'Spratt's Meat-Fibrine Dog Foods', blue letters on white background, c1930, framed for South Yard events.
Two different gratings used in pioneering work on the infra-red spectrum, 1920-1940
Two diffraction gratings used by Sutherland and Sheppard in infra red work
"GEC" 15A 2 pin switch socket with porcelain base
"GEC" 15A 2 pin switch socket with porcelain base and brass cover, c.1930
Agfa box camera
Agfa Box Camera for 120 rollfilm 2 1/4 x 3 1/4", made by Agfa in Germany around 1930.
Weston Photronic Exposure Meter Model 650
Weston photronic exposure meter Model 650. Photoelectric exposure meter, calibrated 0-1,000 emulsion speed numbers 17250. Rotary calculator: f1.5-32, 100 secs - 1/1200 seconds. NO 4471742. Weston Electric Instrument Co.
'Addiator' calculating machine, c 1924.
"Addiator" calculating apparatus, with stylus and pencil (in one piece); capacity 9 figures; decimal: mounted on metal stand
Ball pein hammer with fixed plain adaptor
Ball pein hammer with fixed plain adaptor for heavy working arm. Made by Mckay c.1930.
Gordon Dobson’s original ozone spectrograph
Spectrograph designed by Gordon M. B. Dobson in 1924 and used by him at his home laboratory in Boars Hill, Oxfordshire for the measurement of atmospheric ozone. The instrument detected ultraviolet (UV) light reaching Earth’s surface from the Sun. Because ozone in the stratosphere absorbs UV wavelengths, UV intensity indicates ozone concentrations. The instrument used a chlorine and bromine vapour filter to absorb visible light. A Féry prism and optical wedge produced a spectrum on a photographic plate. The intensity of spectral lines at ozone-absorbing UV wavelengths was measured relative to a reference wavelength unaffected by ozone.
Square pavement brick from Babylonia (Southern Iraq), 2nd millennium BC.
Square pavement brick from Babylonia (Southern Iraq), 2nd millennium BC
No 2 brownie model f camera
Box camera for 120 rollfilm 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches. Fitted with a meniscus lens, sliding plate with three apertures, rotary shutter T/I, with two brilliant reflecting finder. In blue leatherette. 1929-1935.
Timekeeper at AVUS racing track
A photograph of a female timekeeper looking out over AVUS racing track, Berlin, taken by Zoltan Glass in 1933.
Front seats of a BMW car
A photograph of the front seats of a BMW car at the Berlin Automobile Exhibition, taken by Zoltan Glass in 1936.
Prince Lobkowicz with a Bugatti
A photograph of Prince Lobkowicz standing with a Bugatti saloon car, taken by Zoltan Glass in Berlin, 1932.
Cars on the starting grid
A photograph showing racing cars on the starting grid during the German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring, taken by Zoltan Glass in 1934. Drivers on the track include Attilio Battilana in his Alfa Romeo Monza, number 22, and Goffredo 'Freddie' Zehender in his Maserati 8c, number 20. Also visible is Hans Stuck, who would go on to win the race, in his Auto-Union A-Type V16, number one.