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Hard Work Collection

Background imageHard Work Collection: Harvesters, portraits of Ivan and Jeanne, 1900-1912. Creator: Thomas Brown

Harvesters, portraits of Ivan and Jeanne, 1900-1912. Creator: Thomas Brown
Harvesters, portraits of Ivan and Jeanne, 1900-1912.

Background imageHard Work Collection: Farm hands, 1922. Creator: Edmund Blampied

Farm hands, 1922. Creator: Edmund Blampied
Farm hands, 1922. There is an element of drudgery in the expressions and absolute profiles of the farm hands of the title, who are tipping vegetables into a barrel

Background imageHard Work Collection: Resting oxen, 1862. Creator: Jan Bedys Tom

Resting oxen, 1862. Creator: Jan Bedys Tom
Resting oxen, 1862. Cart with tree trunk

Background imageHard Work Collection: A Peasant Woman carrying a Sack, 1889. Creator: Richard Roland Holst

A Peasant Woman carrying a Sack, 1889. Creator: Richard Roland Holst
A Peasant Woman carrying a Sack, 1889

Background imageHard Work Collection: Gallery in Falun Copper Mine, c18th century. Creator: Per Hillestrom

Gallery in Falun Copper Mine, c18th century. Creator: Per Hillestrom
Gallery in Falun Copper Mine, c18th century

Background imageHard Work Collection: Les difficultes de la guetre en Montagne; une grosse piece halee a bras par 600 hommes, 1915

Les difficultes de la guetre en Montagne; une grosse piece halee a bras par 600 hommes, 1915. Creator: Robert Vaucher
Les difficultes de la guetre en Montagne; une grosse piece halee a bras par 600 hommes, 1915. From "L'Album de la Guerre 1914-1919: Volume I" [L'Illustration, Paris, 1926]

Background imageHard Work Collection: Porter Carrying a Load; Industrious Classes in Constantinople, 1854. Creator: Unknown

Porter Carrying a Load; Industrious Classes in Constantinople, 1854. Creator: Unknown
Consul's Attendant; Industrious Classes in Constantinople, 1854. From "Cassells Illustrated Family Paper; London Weekly 31/12/1853 - 30/12/1854"

Background imageHard Work Collection: Scene from 'Tess of the D'Urbervilles', by Thomas Hardy, 1891. Creator: Hubert von Herkomer

Scene from "Tess of the D'Urbervilles", by Thomas Hardy, 1891. Creator: Hubert von Herkomer
Tess of the D'Urbervilles", By Thomas Hardy; "This here stooping do fairly make my back", 1891. From "The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper", Volume 44

Background imageHard Work Collection: Scene from 'Tess of the D'Urbervilles', by Thomas Hardy, 1891. Creator: Sydall

Scene from "Tess of the D'Urbervilles", by Thomas Hardy, 1891. Creator: Sydall
Tess of the D'Urbervilles", By Thomas Hardy; "It was not until about three o'clock that Tess raised her eyes", 1891. From "The Graphic

Background imageHard Work Collection: The Gales on the South Coast - Dragging the Lifeboat from Brighton to Portslade, 1891

The Gales on the South Coast - Dragging the Lifeboat from Brighton to Portslade, 1891. Creator: G Durand
The Gales on the South Coast - Dragging the Lifeboat from Brighton to Portslade, 1891. From "The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper", Volume 44. July to December, 1891

Background imageHard Work Collection: Ammunition Forward: Rushing Up Shells for the Heavy Howitzers, 1917. Creator: Unknown

Ammunition Forward: Rushing Up Shells for the Heavy Howitzers, 1917. Creator: Unknown
Ammunition Forward: Rushing Up Shells for the Heavy Howitzers, 1917. From " The War Illustrated Album De Luxe - Volume VIII. Ending The First Three Years", edited by J. A. Hammerton

Background imageHard Work Collection: Difficulties of Gun Transport: Man Power Reinforces Horse Power, 1917. Creator: Unknown

Difficulties of Gun Transport: Man Power Reinforces Horse Power, 1917. Creator: Unknown
Difficulties of Gun Transport: Man Power Reinforces Horse Power, 1917. From " The War Illustrated Album De Luxe - Volume VIII. Ending The First Three Years", edited by J. A. Hammerton

Background imageHard Work Collection: Rotary Cutter at Work in the Enlarged Tube of the City and South London Railway Line, c1930

Rotary Cutter at Work in the Enlarged Tube of the City and South London Railway Line, c1930. From " The Wonder Book of Engineering Wonders", edited by Harry Golding. [Ward, Lock & Co

Background imageHard Work Collection: Tube Tunnel Excavation By Means of Greathead Boring Shield, c1930. Creator: Unknown

Tube Tunnel Excavation By Means of Greathead Boring Shield, c1930. Creator: Unknown
Tube Tunnel Excavation By Means of Greathead Boring Shield, c1930. From " The Wonder Book of Engineering Wonders", edited by Harry Golding. [Ward, Lock & Co. Limited, London and Melbourne]

Background imageHard Work Collection: Detail of the Burlaks on the Volga, 1870-1873, (1965). Creator: Il ya Repin

Detail of the Burlaks on the Volga, 1870-1873, (1965). Creator: Il ya Repin
Detail of the Burlaks on the Volga, 1870-1873, (1965). Barge-haulers on the Volga river in Russia. Painting in the State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

Background imageHard Work Collection: The Night Mall, 1930. Creator: William Newenham Montague Orpen

The Night Mall, 1930. Creator: William Newenham Montague Orpen
The Night Mall, 1930. From " The Wonder Book of Railways", edited by Harry Golding. [Ward, Lock & Co. Limited, London and Melbourne, 1930]

Background imageHard Work Collection: Going to Hobby Fair, 1835. Artist

Going to Hobby Fair, 1835. Artist
Going to Hobby Fair, 1835. A lake in a park, with citizens disporting themselves on hobby horses on the banks. In the foreground a stout figure, his hat and wig removed

Background imageHard Work Collection: Pulling a big gun with a twelve horse team and the help of the gun crew, France, World War I, 1916

Pulling a big gun with a twelve horse team and the help of the gun crew, France, World War I, 1916. During the Battle of the Somme

Background imageHard Work Collection: Manoeuvring a big gun in the mud, Somme campaign, France, World War I, 1916. Artist

Manoeuvring a big gun in the mud, Somme campaign, France, World War I, 1916. Artist
Manoeuvring a big gun in the mud, Somme campaign, France, World War I, 1916

Background imageHard Work Collection: A British ammunition column finds it hard going, World War I, c1914-c1918. Artist

A British ammunition column finds it hard going, World War I, c1914-c1918. Artist
A British ammunition column finds it hard going, World War I, c1914-c1918

Background imageHard Work Collection: The Labour Service at work, Germany, 1936

The Labour Service at work, Germany, 1936. Men working at a stream in a muddy field. From Germany: The Olympic Year, published by Volk und Reich Verlag. (Berlin, 1936)

Background imageHard Work Collection: Slaves Irrigating by Water-Wheel on the Banks of the Nile, 19th century. Artist

Slaves Irrigating by Water-Wheel on the Banks of the Nile, 19th century. Artist
Slaves Irrigating by Water-Wheel on the Banks of the Nile, 19th century

Background imageHard Work Collection: Draymen from Tetley & Walker, Leeds, West Yorkshire, 1969. Artist: Michael Walters

Draymen from Tetley & Walker, Leeds, West Yorkshire, 1969. Artist: Michael Walters
Draymen from Tetley & Walker, Leeds, West Yorkshire, 1969. Draymen unloading beer barrels during a delivery to a pub

Background imageHard Work Collection: Civil engineers in a trench with a pneumatic drill, Oldcoats, Nottinghamshire, 1961

Civil engineers in a trench with a pneumatic drill, Oldcoats, Nottinghamshire, 1961. Civil Engineers working for Lileworth Contractors Ltd in a limestone trench

Background imageHard Work Collection: Ready to start legging a canal boat, London, c1890 (1903)

Ready to start legging a canal boat, London, c1890 (1903). Two leggers ready to move the canal boat through the tunnel, by propelling the boat with their feet against the tunnel wall

Background imageHard Work Collection: Quarrymen, c1900 (1902). Artist: Robert Hermann Sterl

Quarrymen, c1900 (1902). Artist: Robert Hermann Sterl
Quarrymen, c1900 (1902). From The Studio Volume 25 [The Offices of the Studio Ltd. London, 1902.]

Background imageHard Work Collection: Stuck in the mud, Bulawayo to Dett, Southern Rhodesia, c1924-c1925 (1927). Artist: Thomas A Glover

Stuck in the mud, Bulawayo to Dett, Southern Rhodesia, c1924-c1925 (1927). Artist: Thomas A Glover
Stuck in the mud, Bulawayo to Dett, Southern Rhodesia, c1924-c1925 (1927). A print from Cape to Cairo, by Stella Court Treatt, George G Harrap & Company Ltd, 1927

Background imageHard Work Collection: Stuck in a bog, Bulawayo to Dett, Southern Rhodesia, c1924-c1925 (1927). Artist: Thomas A Glover

Stuck in a bog, Bulawayo to Dett, Southern Rhodesia, c1924-c1925 (1927). Artist: Thomas A Glover
Stuck in a bog, Bulawayo to Dett, Southern Rhodesia, c1924-c1925 (1927). A print from Cape to Cairo, by Stella Court Treatt, George G Harrap & Company Ltd, 1927

Background imageHard Work Collection: A rocky road, Abercorn to Tukuyu, Tanganyika, 1925 (1927). Artist: Thomas A Glover

A rocky road, Abercorn to Tukuyu, Tanganyika, 1925 (1927). Artist: Thomas A Glover
A rocky road, Abercorn to Tukuyu, Tanganyika, 1925 (1927). A print from Cape to Cairo, by Stella Court Treatt, George G Harrap & Company Ltd, 1927

Background imageHard Work Collection: Charcoal bearers on the road to Peking, China, late 19th or early 20th century

Charcoal bearers on the road to Peking, China, late 19th or early 20th century

Background imageHard Work Collection: Coolies, street scene in Tokyo, 1896. Artist: Underwood & Underwood

Coolies, street scene in Tokyo, 1896. Artist: Underwood & Underwood
Coolies, street scene in Tokyo, 1896. Stereoscopic card. Detail

Background imageHard Work Collection: Scrubbing the deck on board HMS Nelson, 1937

Scrubbing the deck on board HMS Nelson, 1937. Cigarette card from The Navy series, produced by Senior Service Cigarettes, 1937

Background imageHard Work Collection: Holystoning the deck, HMS Nelson, 1937

Holystoning the deck, HMS Nelson, 1937. Cigarette card from The Navy series, produced by Senior Service Cigarettes, 1937

Background imageHard Work Collection: Artillery piece being pulled by 600 soldiers, Second Battle of the Isonzo, World War I, 1915

Artillery piece being pulled by 600 soldiers, Second Battle of the Isonzo, World War I, 1915. The Second Battle of the Isonzo was fought between the Italians

Background imageHard Work Collection: Peasant Girls with Brushwood, c1852. Artist: Jean Francois Millet

Peasant Girls with Brushwood, c1852. Artist: Jean Francois Millet
Peasant Girls with Brushwood, c1852. Found in the collection of the State Hermitage, St Petersburg

Background imageHard Work Collection: Illustration from the childrens book Little Bo-Peep, c1880. Artist: Ernest Henry Griset

Illustration from the childrens book Little Bo-Peep, c1880. Artist: Ernest Henry Griset
Illustration from the childrens book Little Bo-Peep, c1880. Found in the collection of the Russian State Archive of Literature and Art, Moscow

Background imageHard Work Collection: The Harvest, 19th century. Artist: Adolphe Monticelli

The Harvest, 19th century. Artist: Adolphe Monticelli
The Harvest, 19th century. Monticelli, Adolphe-Thomas-Joseph (1824-1886). Found in the collection of the State M. Ciurlionis Art Museum, Kaunas

Background imageHard Work Collection: In the mud of Manchuria, Russo-Japanese War, 1904

In the mud of Manchuria, Russo-Japanese War, 1904. A Russian column trying to make progress along a muddy road. The Russo-Japanese War arose due to the two countries conflicting territorial ambitions

Background imageHard Work Collection: The rag and bone man of Paris, 1892. Artist: Henri Meyer

The rag and bone man of Paris, 1892. Artist: Henri Meyer
The rag and bone man of Paris, 1892. A print from the Le Petit Journal, 27th August 1892

Background imageHard Work Collection: The Parquet Planers, 1875. Artist: Gustave Caillebotte

The Parquet Planers, 1875. Artist: Gustave Caillebotte
The Parquet Planers, 1875. From the collection of the Musee d Orsay, Paris, France

Background imageHard Work Collection: Rock Salt: Miners at work in salt mine near Cracow, Poland, c1820

Rock Salt: Miners at work in salt mine near Cracow, Poland, c1820. Not all the salt is excavated, some pillars being left to support the roof of the mine

Background imageHard Work Collection: Etienne Jules Marey (1830-1903), French physiologist, 19th century

Etienne Jules Marey (1830-1903), French physiologist, 19th century. Pioneer of cinematography. From reverse of commemorative plaquette showing Marey at his desk

Background imageHard Work Collection: Samuel Bakers boat hauled through river grass, 1864 (1874)

Samuel Bakers boat hauled through river grass, 1864 (1874). Samuel White Baker (1821-1893), English explorer and anti-slavery campaigner, left Khartoum, Sudan

Background imageHard Work Collection: Brickfield, 1808. Artist: William Henry Pyne

Brickfield, 1808. Artist: William Henry Pyne
Brickfield, 1808. A horse-powered pug mill grinding clay, and a woman with a hack barrow for transporting green bricks to clamps to be dried out before firing

Background imageHard Work Collection: Clearing snow on the Champs Elysees, German-occupied Paris, winter, 1941

Clearing snow on the Champs Elysees, German-occupied Paris, winter, 1941

Background imageHard Work Collection: The Procession of the Trojan Horse into Troy, c1760. Artist: Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

The Procession of the Trojan Horse into Troy, c1760. Artist: Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
The Procession of the Trojan Horse into Troy, c1760. From the National Gallery, London

Background imageHard Work Collection: Zulu boys working at De Beers diamond mines, Kimberley, South Africa, c1885

Zulu boys working at De Beers diamond mines, Kimberley, South Africa, c1885. In 1887 and 1888 Cecil Rhodes amalgamated the diamond mines around Kimberley, which included De Beers

Background imageHard Work Collection: Basuto miners in De Beers diamond mines, Kimberley, South Africa, c1885

Basuto miners in De Beers diamond mines, Kimberley, South Africa, c1885. In 1887 and 1888 Cecil Rhodes amalgamated the diamond mines around Kimberley, which included De Beers, into Consolidated Mines



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