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Background imageLadder Collection: Old pub on the River Thames, London, 1926-1927

Old pub on the River Thames, London, 1926-1927. An old tavern on the riverside at Limehouse. Illustration from Wonderful London, edited by Arthur St John Adcock, Volume I

Background imageLadder Collection: Inside the clock face of Big Ben, Palace of Westminster, London, c1905

Inside the clock face of Big Ben, Palace of Westminster, London, c1905. Photo published in Parliament Past and Present by Arnold Wright and Philip Smith, (London, c1905)

Background imageLadder Collection: Heavenly Ladder of Saint John Climacus, 12th century

Heavenly Ladder of Saint John Climacus, 12th century. Found in the Collection of Saint Catherines Monastery, Mount Sinai, Egypt

Background imageLadder Collection: Melencolia I (copy), 1602. Creator: Jan Wierix

Melencolia I (copy), 1602. Creator: Jan Wierix
Melencolia I (copy), 1602. After Albrecht Durer

Background imageLadder Collection: Fevrier, 1896. Creator: Eugene Samuel Grasset

Fevrier, 1896. Creator: Eugene Samuel Grasset
Fevrier, 1896. From " Calendrier la Belle Jardiniere", by Eugene Grasset. [Paris, 1896]

Background imageLadder Collection: Saint John the Forerunner with Saint John Climacus and Saint Theodore Stratelates, after 1571

Saint John the Forerunner with Saint John Climacus and Saint Theodore Stratelates, after 1571. Found in the Collection of State Open-air Museum of History, Architecture and Art, Pskov

Background imageLadder Collection: Men building the Camden Town Sub-Station, London, 1908

Men building the Camden Town Sub-Station, London, 1908
Men building the Camden Town Sub-Station, 102-116 Arlington Road, London, 1908. Site of an electricity sub-station with workmen and scaffolding

Background imageLadder Collection: Thousands Were Suddenly Made Homeless, c1940 (1942)

Thousands Were Suddenly Made Homeless, c1940 (1942). Families made homeless by the blitz of World War II. From Frontline 1940-1941. [His Majestys Stationery Office, London, 1942]

Background imageLadder Collection: Church of St Mary, Lambeth, London, 1831. Artist: Thomas Higham

Church of St Mary, Lambeth, London, 1831. Artist: Thomas Higham
Church of St Mary, Lambeth, London, 1831. The church stands adjacent to Lambeth Palace, the official residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury

Background imageLadder Collection: Jacob's Ladder, c1740. Creator: Joseph Goupy

Jacob's Ladder, c1740. Creator: Joseph Goupy
Jacob's Ladder, c1740

Background imageLadder Collection: The hermit of Wellington harbour, 1904-1912. Creator: Petrus van der Velden

The hermit of Wellington harbour, 1904-1912. Creator: Petrus van der Velden
The hermit of Wellington harbour, 1904-1912

Background imageLadder Collection: R.O. Jans, W.L. Hawk, N. Schwartz, B.D. Burnett, C.M. Guilman, between c1910 and c1915

R.O. Jans, W.L. Hawk, N. Schwartz, B.D. Burnett, C.M. Guilman, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
R.O. Jans, W.L. Hawk, N. Schwartz, B.D. Burnett, C.M. Guilman, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageLadder Collection: Putting 46 ton girder in place - Cons. Gas Co's Bldg. 1913. Creator: Bain News Service

Putting 46 ton girder in place - Cons. Gas Co's Bldg. 1913. Creator: Bain News Service
Putting 46 ton girder in place - Cons. Gas Co's Bldg. 1913. Shows Consolidated Gas Company building, 15th and Irving, New York City

Background imageLadder Collection: Bather posing for photo - Ostend, 1913. Creator: Bain News Service

Bather posing for photo - Ostend, 1913. Creator: Bain News Service
Bather posing for photo - Ostend, 1913. Shows bathers with bathing machines, Ostend, Belgium

Background imageLadder Collection: Xmas tree in Madison Sq. Park, N.Y.C. between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Xmas tree in Madison Sq. Park, N.Y.C. between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Xmas tree in Madison Sq. Park, N.Y.C. between c1910 and c1915

Background imageLadder Collection: Works of the Southern Embankment of the Thames at Lambeth, 1868. Creator: Unknown

Works of the Southern Embankment of the Thames at Lambeth, 1868. Creator: Unknown
Works of the Southern Embankment of the Thames at Lambeth, [south London], 1868. A '...view of the present aspect of the works for the southern embankment of the Thames

Background imageLadder Collection: The Volunteer Review at Portsmouth: the 1st Middlesex Artillery, ...Cosham, ...Good Friday, 1868

The Volunteer Review at Portsmouth: the 1st Middlesex Artillery, ...Cosham, ...Good Friday, 1868. Creator: C. R
The Volunteer Review at Portsmouth: the 1st Middlesex Artillery passing through Cosham on Good Friday, 1868. '...the field batteries...marched down from head-quarters by road...About 2.30 p.m

Background imageLadder Collection: The London Fire Brigade at practice on the Thames Embankment, 1868. Creator: Unknown

The London Fire Brigade at practice on the Thames Embankment, 1868. Creator: Unknown
The London Fire Brigade at practice on the Thames Embankment, 1868. 'A grand inspection of the engines and firemen belonging to the Metropolitan Fire Brigade...took place...Two floating steam

Background imageLadder Collection: The Explorations at Jerusalem: Wilson's Arch, Haram Wall, 1869. Creator: Unknown

The Explorations at Jerusalem: Wilson's Arch, Haram Wall, 1869. Creator: Unknown
The Explorations at Jerusalem: Wilson's Arch, Haram Wall, 1869. '...here we have the whole arch complete, and it is only one of a series forming an approach from the western city to the inclosure of

Background imageLadder Collection: Fire at Greystoke Castle, Cumberland, 1868. Creator: Unknown

Fire at Greystoke Castle, Cumberland, 1868. Creator: Unknown
Fire at Greystoke Castle, Cumberland, 1868. 'The fire which...destroyed this fine mansion, the seat of Mr. Henry Howard, near Ulleswater, is the subject of an Engraving on our front page

Background imageLadder Collection: Explosion in the Place de la Sorbonne, Paris, 1869. Creator: Unknown

Explosion in the Place de la Sorbonne, Paris, 1869. Creator: Unknown
Explosion in the Place de la Sorbonne, Paris, 1869. Engraving of the scene after the explosion '...from a sketch by M. A. Rovargue, who was an eye-witness of the event

Background imageLadder Collection: Measuring SHAMROCK, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service

Measuring SHAMROCK, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service
Measuring SHAMROCK, between c1915 and c1920. Shows 1920 America's Cup challenger Shamrock IV, owned by Sir Thomas Lipton and designed by Charles Ernest Nicholson

Background imageLadder Collection: Demolition of the Paris Exhibition Building: the Park, 1868. Creator: Unknown

Demolition of the Paris Exhibition Building: the Park, 1868. Creator: Unknown
Demolition of the Paris Exhibition Building: the Park, 1868. 'The readers of this Journal, whether personally visiting the Exhibition or not, were enabled, by our numerous Illustrations

Background imageLadder Collection: Interior of the new Gymnasium in Myrtle-Street, Liverpool, 1865. Creator: Unknown

Interior of the new Gymnasium in Myrtle-Street, Liverpool, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Interior of new Gymnasium in Myrtle-Street, Liverpool, 1865. 'The large hall presents to the eye an array of ladders, bars, ropes, and nets, which to the uninitiated is hopelessly bewildering...Mr

Background imageLadder Collection: Woman bill poster, England, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service

Woman bill poster, England, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service
Woman bill poster, England, between c1915 and c1920. Shows a woman putting up a poster depicting Fred Kitchen (1872-1951) an English comedian and music hall performer

Background imageLadder Collection: Home on a Barge, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Home on a Barge, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Home on a Barge, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageLadder Collection: The Earth, unknown date. Creator: Nicolas Lancret

The Earth, unknown date. Creator: Nicolas Lancret
The Earth, unknown date. Part of a series on the Four Elements, a theme that was popular during the 17th century and which frequently took the form of depictions of figures engaged in tasks

Background imageLadder Collection: Fire rescue work, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service

Fire rescue work, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service
Fire rescue work, 1912. Shows a fire drill exercise at the National Cloak and Suit Company, Seventh Avenue, New York City, on Oct. 9, 1912

Background imageLadder Collection: The family, 1647. Creator: Adriaen van Ostade

The family, 1647. Creator: Adriaen van Ostade
The family, 1647

Background imageLadder Collection: The famous shoemaker. De Vermaarde Schoenmaaker, 1695. Creator: Cornelis Dusart

The famous shoemaker. De Vermaarde Schoenmaaker, 1695. Creator: Cornelis Dusart
The famous shoemaker. De Vermaarde Schoenmaaker, 1695. The shoemaker, seated on the left and holding his awl, appears to be operating a busy, successful shop

Background imageLadder Collection: Peregrine Rescuing Emilia From The Inn Fire, c1786. Creator: Thomas Rowlandson

Peregrine Rescuing Emilia From The Inn Fire, c1786. Creator: Thomas Rowlandson
Peregrine Rescuing Emilia From The Inn Fire, c1786. "From the noticeboard we find the Dover, Deal, Margate and Canterbury Coaches are advertised to set out from the caravansary in question

Background imageLadder Collection: Theater, Times Sq. being painted, 20 Aug 1918. Creator: Bain News Service

Theater, Times Sq. being painted, 20 Aug 1918. Creator: Bain News Service
Theater, Times Sq. being painted, 20 Aug 1918. Women of the Woman's Reserve Camouflage Corps of the National League for Woman's Service painting the Times Square War Savings Stamp theater

Background imageLadder Collection: Opening of the Birmingham Central Free Library, 1865. Creator: Unknown

Opening of the Birmingham Central Free Library, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Opening of the Birmingham Central Free Library, 1865. The Central Free Library (the second institution of this kind established, under Mr)

Background imageLadder Collection: 'Whitefield Preaching in Moorfields' A.D. 1742, by E. Crowe...the Royal Academy, 1865

"Whitefield Preaching in Moorfields" A.D. 1742, by E. Crowe...the Royal Academy, 1865. Creator: W Thomas
"Whitefield Preaching in Moorfields" A.D. 1742, by E. Crowe, in the exhibition of the Royal Academy, 1865. Engraving of a painting

Background imageLadder Collection: 'Grape Gathering near Naples', by A. De Curzon, in the Exhibition of Fine Arts at Paris, 1864

"Grape Gathering near Naples", by A. De Curzon, in the Exhibition of Fine Arts at Paris, 1864. Engraving of a painting

Background imageLadder Collection: London Main-Drainage Works: view of the outfall of the Northern Drainage at Barking Creek, 1864

London Main-Drainage Works: view of the outfall of the Northern Drainage at Barking Creek, 1864. Creator: Unknown
London Main-Drainage Works: view of the outfall of the Northern Drainage at Barking Creek, 1864. Illustration of works on...the great northern outfall on the Essex side of the Thames

Background imageLadder Collection: Model of a fish-ladder for salmon to ascend milldams and weirs, ...Inspector of Fisheries, 1864

Model of a fish-ladder for salmon to ascend milldams and weirs, ...Inspector of Fisheries, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Model of a fish-ladder for salmon to ascend milldams and weirs, on view at the office of the Inspector of Fisheries, in Whitehall, 1864. Mr

Background imageLadder Collection: Fish-rearing house at Twickenham, 1864. Creator: Unknown

Fish-rearing house at Twickenham, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Fish-rearing house at Twickenham, 1864. Piscicultural establishment...constructed by Mr. Francis Francis, at Twickenham...At one end is a huge slate cistern, supplied from the main

Background imageLadder Collection: An escaped chimpanzee, 1930. Creator: Unknown

An escaped chimpanzee, 1930. Creator: Unknown
An escaped chimpanzee, 1930. Un Singes Etait Evade. (A monkey escaped). A fireman climbs a ladder to try and catch an ape on a roof as a woman watches from a window

Background imageLadder Collection: The Guard-house of Humaita, Paraguay, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson

The Guard-house of Humaita, Paraguay, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson
The Guard-house of Humaita, Paraguay, 1864. The people are little better than savages, and immense tracts of fertile land are still a wilderness; but there are signs of improvement

Background imageLadder Collection: Elise Robert & Dorothy Kohn, Oct 1917. Creator: Bain News Service

Elise Robert & Dorothy Kohn, Oct 1917. Creator: Bain News Service. Elise Robert & Dorothy Kohn, Oct 1917
Elise Robert & Dorothy Kohn, Oct 1917. Elise (Elyse) Robert and Dorothy Kohn putting 2nd Liberty Loan posters on the side of the Waldorf Astoria in New York City during World War I

Background imageLadder Collection: German observers, between c1915 and 1918. Creator: Bain News Service

German observers, between c1915 and 1918. Creator: Bain News Service
German observers, between c1915 and 1918. German soldiers, including two on a ladder and one using a binocular trench periscope during World War I

Background imageLadder Collection: Removal of royal symbols from the building of the Triangle partnership, 1917. Creator: Unknown

Removal of royal symbols from the building of the Triangle partnership, 1917. Creator: Unknown
Removal of royal symbols from the building of the Triangle partnership, 1917. From a collection of unique documentary photographs relating to the Russian Civil War in Siberia

Background imageLadder Collection: Removal of royal symbols from the building of the Triangle partnership, 1917. Creator: Unknown

Removal of royal symbols from the building of the Triangle partnership, 1917. Creator: Unknown
Removal of royal symbols from the building of the Triangle partnership, 1917. From a collection of unique documentary photographs relating to the Russian Civil War in Siberia

Background imageLadder Collection: The Cotton Famine: receiving clothes at Bridewell Hospital...for the distressed operatives, 1862

The Cotton Famine: receiving clothes at Bridewell Hospital...for the distressed operatives, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The Cotton Famine: receiving clothes at Bridewell Hospital, London, for the distressed operatives, 1862. [In Lancashire], the committees for the supply of bedding

Background imageLadder Collection: Old Woman Reading the Bible, 1663. Creator: Gerritsz Quiringh van Brekelenkam

Old Woman Reading the Bible, 1663. Creator: Gerritsz Quiringh van Brekelenkam
Old Woman Reading the Bible, 1663

Background imageLadder Collection: The Dock at Sveaborg. Creator: Elias Martin

The Dock at Sveaborg. Creator: Elias Martin
The Dock at Sveaborg, Unknown date

Background imageLadder Collection: The Ship of Salvation, 1512. Creator: Johann Gruninger

The Ship of Salvation, 1512. Creator: Johann Gruninger
The Ship of Salvation, 1512. Christ is crucified on the mast of a sailing ship. Around him are depictions of other episodes from the Bible



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