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Background imageTop Hats Collection: La Goulue at the Moulin Rouge, 1892, (1952). Creator: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

La Goulue at the Moulin Rouge, 1892, (1952). Creator: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
La Goulue at the Moulin Rouge, 1892, (1952). French can-can dancer Louise Weber, known as La Goulue, at the famous Paris nightclub. On the left is sister, with her lover on the right

Background imageTop Hats Collection: At the Moulin Rouge: The Dance, 1890, (1952). Creator: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

At the Moulin Rouge: The Dance, 1890, (1952). Creator: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
At the Moulin Rouge: The Dance, 1890, (1952). Valentin the Boneless and La Goulue dancing in the famous Paris nightclub. Painting in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, USA

Background imageTop Hats Collection: Easter crowd - 5th Ave. 1913. Creator: Bain News Service

Easter crowd - 5th Ave. 1913. Creator: Bain News Service
Easter crowd - 5th Ave. 1913. Shows Fifth Avenue, New York City on Easter day, March 23, 1913

Background imageTop Hats Collection: Dodge, Lamar, Lehman, Rose, 1914. Creator: Bain News Service

Dodge, Lamar, Lehman, Rose, 1914. Creator: Bain News Service
Dodge, Lamar, Lehman, Rose, 1914. Shows US delegates to the Niagara Peace Conference of 1914 including: Associate Justice Lamar of the US Supreme Court, Frederick W

Background imageTop Hats Collection: The Thames Rowing-Club athletic sports in Putney Park, 1869. Creator: Unknown

The Thames Rowing-Club athletic sports in Putney Park, 1869. Creator: Unknown
The Thames Rowing-Club athletic sports in Putney Park, [in London], 1869. 'The members of the Thames Rowing Club held their fourth annual meeting for athletic sports on Saturday last, in Putney Park

Background imageTop Hats Collection: The Royal Marriage in Italy: the Crown Prince and Princess... Ponte Santa Trinità, Florence, 1868

The Royal Marriage in Italy: the Crown Prince and Princess... Ponte Santa Trinità, Florence, 1868. Creator: Unknown
The Royal Marriage in Italy: the Crown Prince and Princess at the Ponte Santa Trinita, Florence, 1868. View of the '...the scene on the Lung' Arno...[part of the] festivities which took place...upon

Background imageTop Hats Collection: Visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales to Ireland: Royal Procession...College-Green... 1868

Visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales to Ireland: Royal Procession...College-Green... 1868. Creator: Unknown
Visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales to Ireland: the Royal Procession passing College-Green, Dublin, 1868. 'The carriage of the Prince and Princess of Wales was escorted by a troop of the 10th

Background imageTop Hats Collection: Visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales to Ireland: arrival...at St. Patrick's Cathedral, 1868

Visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales to Ireland: arrival...at St. Patrick's Cathedral, 1868. Creator: C. R
Visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales to Ireland: arrival of the Prince and Princess at St. Patrick's Cathedral, [Dublin], 1868

Background imageTop Hats Collection: The Royal Artillery Steeplechase at Woolwich, 1868. Creator: Unknown

The Royal Artillery Steeplechase at Woolwich, 1868. Creator: Unknown
The Royal Artillery Steeplechase at Woolwich, [south-east London], 1868. 'The annual races arranged by the officers of the Royal Artillery at Woolwich were well attended yesterday week

Background imageTop Hats Collection: The Leeds Exhibition: the Gallery of British Living Painters in Oil, 1868. Creator: Mason Jackson

The Leeds Exhibition: the Gallery of British Living Painters in Oil, 1868. Creator: Mason Jackson
The Leeds Exhibition: the Gallery of British Living Painters in Oil, 1868. The 'National Exhibition of Works of Art' took place in the newly completed Leeds General Infirmary

Background imageTop Hats Collection: The Lord Mayor of Dublin presenting the City Keys to the new Lord Lieutenant, 1869. Creator: Unknown

The Lord Mayor of Dublin presenting the City Keys to the new Lord Lieutenant, 1869. Creator: Unknown
The Lord Mayor of Dublin presenting the City Keys to the new Lord Lieutenant [John Poyntz Spencer, 5th Earl Spencer], 1869

Background imageTop Hats Collection: The Horse-Show at the Agricultural Hall Islington: parade of prize horses... 1868. Creator: Unknown

The Horse-Show at the Agricultural Hall Islington: parade of prize horses... 1868. Creator: Unknown
The Horse-Show at the Agricultural Hall Islington [in London]: parade of prize horses - trotters and hacks, 1868. 'Mr. Abel's Young Phenomenon, Mr. Jolley's Rapid Roan, Mr

Background imageTop Hats Collection: The Horse Show at the Agricultural Hall: the fence and water jumping, 1869. Creator: Unknown

The Horse Show at the Agricultural Hall: the fence and water jumping, 1869. Creator: Unknown
The Horse Show at the Agricultural Hall: the fence and water jumping, 1869. 'The most amusing performance was that of the water jump

Background imageTop Hats Collection: The Pneumatic Despatch Tube: the Holborn end of the Tube on the opening day, 1865. Creator: Unknown

The Pneumatic Despatch Tube: the Holborn end of the Tube on the opening day, 1865. Creator: Unknown
The Pneumatic Despatch Tube: the Holborn end of the Tube on the opening day, 1865. Inauguration of a 'conveyance by atmospheric propulsion through a tube'

Background imageTop Hats 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 imageTop Hats Collection: The Grand Staircase at the Leeds Exhibition of Arts, 1868. Creator: Unknown

The Grand Staircase at the Leeds Exhibition of Arts, 1868. Creator: Unknown
The Grand Staircase at the Leeds Exhibition of Arts, 1868. Visitors at a cultural event in Yorkshire. From "Illustrated London News", 1868

Background imageTop Hats Collection: Rudder, Osterhaus, Barry G.T. Wilson, Hill, Smith, Waldo, between c1910 and c1915

Rudder, Osterhaus, Barry G.T. Wilson, Hill, Smith, Waldo, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Rudder, Osterhaus, Barry G.T. Wilson, Hill, Smith, Waldo, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageTop Hats Collection: The Emperor and the Prince Imperial in the Reserved Garden of the Tuileries, 1869. Creator: Unknown

The Emperor and the Prince Imperial in the Reserved Garden of the Tuileries, 1869. Creator: Unknown
The Emperor and the Prince Imperial in the Reserved Garden of the Tuileries [Palace, in Paris], 1869. 'The Emperor Napoleon is in the daily habit of walking half an hour every morning in the reserved

Background imageTop Hats Collection: The Fenian Prisoners at the Bow-Street Police Court: removal of prisoners from the courthouse

The Fenian Prisoners at the Bow-Street Police Court: removal of prisoners from the courthouse, 1868. Creator: Unknown
The Fenian Prisoners at the Bow-Street Police Court: removal of prisoners from the courthouse, 1868. 'The five persons in custody on the charge of wilful murder done by blowing down the wall of

Background imageTop Hats Collection: The Duke of Edinburgh starting for a kangaroo-hunt, Campbell-House Station

The Duke of Edinburgh starting for a kangaroo-hunt, Campbell-House Station... South Australia, 1868 Creator: Unknown
The Duke of Edinburgh starting for a kangaroo-hunt, Campbell-House Station, Lake Albert, South Australia, 1868. Engraving from a photograph '...representing the party about to start...The Prince

Background imageTop Hats Collection: Presentation of the Loyal Irish Address to Mr. Gathorne Hardy, at the Home Office, 1868

Presentation of the Loyal Irish Address to Mr. Gathorne Hardy, at the Home Office, 1868. Creator: Unknown
Presentation of the Loyal Irish Address to Mr. Gathorne Hardy, at the Home Office, [in London], 1868. 'Mr. Gathorne Hardy, the Secretary of State for the Home Department

Background imageTop Hats Collection: Oxford and Cambridge athletic sports at West Brompton: the one-mile race, 1869. Creator: Unknown

Oxford and Cambridge athletic sports at West Brompton: the one-mile race, 1869. Creator: Unknown
Oxford and Cambridge athletic sports at West Brompton [in London]: the one-mile race, 1869. 'At the sixth annual meeting of members of the two Universities for the competition of athletic exercises

Background imageTop Hats Collection: Roman pavement found in The Poultry, near the Mansion House, 1869. Creator: Unknown

Roman pavement found in The Poultry, near the Mansion House, 1869. Creator: Unknown
Roman pavement found in The Poultry, near the Mansion House, 1869. View of '... the discovery in the City [of London] of a tesselated pavement [the Bucklersbury Mosaic]

Background imageTop Hats Collection: Nocturnal Fête at Florence in honour of the Marriage of the Crown Prince of Italy, 1868

Nocturnal Fête at Florence in honour of the Marriage of the Crown Prince of Italy, 1868. Creator: Unknown
Nocturnal Fete at Florence in honour of the Marriage of the Crown Prince of Italy, 1868. View of '...the al fresco ball in the Cascine, provided by the municipality of Florence

Background imageTop Hats Collection: Reception of the Duke of Edinburgh at Geelong, Australia, 1868. Creator: Unknown

Reception of the Duke of Edinburgh at Geelong, Australia, 1868. Creator: Unknown
Reception of the Duke of Edinburgh at Geelong, Australia, 1868. Engraving from a photograph by Mr. J. Turner, photographic artist, showing '...the Prince's reception on landing at the wharf

Background imageTop Hats Collection: King Leopold II. entering the Church of St. Gudule, at Brussels... 1865. Creator: Unknown

King Leopold II. entering the Church of St. Gudule, at Brussels... 1865. Creator: Unknown
King Leopold II. entering the Church of St. Gudule, at Brussels - from a sketch by our special artist, 1865. On the day after his father's Protestant funeral, '...his Majesty, who is a Catholic

Background imageTop Hats Collection: Experiments with Norton's Patent Tube-Wells, used by our army in Abyssinia, 1868. Creator: Unknown

Experiments with Norton's Patent Tube-Wells, used by our army in Abyssinia, 1868. Creator: Unknown
Experiments with Norton's Patent Tube-Wells, used by our army in Abyssinia, 1868. An invention 'adopted by the Royal Engineers for the ready supply of water to British troops in Abyssinia...It is an

Background imageTop Hats Collection: Experiments with l'Extincteur on the Thames Embankment before the Prince of Wales, 1868

Experiments with l'Extincteur on the Thames Embankment before the Prince of Wales, 1868. Creator: C. R
Experiments with l'Extincteur on the Thames Embankment [in London] before the Prince of Wales, 1868. 'The Prince and the Duke of Sutherland are known to take a particular interest in the organisation

Background imageTop Hats Collection: Launch of the screw-corvette Druid, Deptford Dockyard: Princess Louise releasing the dog-shore

Launch of the screw-corvette Druid, Deptford Dockyard: Princess Louise releasing the dog-shore, 1869 Creator: A. H
Launch of the screw-corvette Druid, Deptford Dockyard [in London]: Princess Louise releasing the dog-shore, 1869. 'The screw-corvette Druid was launched on Saturday at Deptford Dockyard

Background imageTop Hats Collection: Launch of a life-boat at Weymouth, 1869. Creator: Unknown

Launch of a life-boat at Weymouth, 1869. Creator: Unknown
Launch of a life-boat at Weymouth, 1869. 'The town of Weymouth has been presented, by the Earl of Strafford, with a life-boat, which was launched, on Tuesday week

Background imageTop Hats Collection: Funeral procession of the late Hon. Thomas d'Arcy M'Gee, at Montreal, Canada, 1868. Creator: Unknown

Funeral procession of the late Hon. Thomas d'Arcy M'Gee, at Montreal, Canada, 1868. Creator: Unknown
Funeral procession of the late Hon. Thomas d'Arcy M'Gee, at Montreal, Canada, 1868. Engraving from a photograph by Mr. J. Inglis

Background imageTop Hats Collection: Earl de Grey and Ripon going from the Townhall at Burslem to open the Wedgwood Institute, 1869

Earl de Grey and Ripon going from the Townhall at Burslem to open the Wedgwood Institute, 1869. Creator: Unknown
Earl de Grey and Ripon going from the Townhall at Burslem to open the Wedgwood Memorial Institute, 1869. 'The institution was formally opened, on Wednesday week, by Earl De Grey and Ripon

Background imageTop Hats Collection: Distributing soup at the Strangers' Home, Limehouse, 1868. Creator: Unknown

Distributing soup at the Strangers' Home, Limehouse, 1868. Creator: Unknown
Distributing soup at the Strangers' Home, West India-road, Limehouse, 1868. Relief '...of the distressed poor in the eastern suburbs of London...[at] the soup kitchen of the Limehouse Special Relief

Background imageTop Hats Collection: International Exhibition of Fruit at the Horticultural Society's Gardens, South Kensington

International Exhibition of Fruit at the Horticultural Society's Gardens, South Kensington... 1865. Creator: Unknown
International Exhibition of Fruit at the Horticultural Society's Gardens, South Kensington, [London], 1865. 'As might be expected at this season of the year

Background imageTop Hats Collection: 'Christening' of the Manchester and Salford Lifeboat in Peel Park, Salford, 1868. Creator: C. R

"Christening" of the Manchester and Salford Lifeboat in Peel Park, Salford, 1868. Creator: C. R
"Christening" of the Manchester and Salford Lifeboat in Peel Park, Salford, 1868. 'The ceremony, ... in the presence of about ten thousand spectators, ...was performed by Mrs

Background imageTop Hats Collection: 5th Ave. - Easter 1911. Creator: Bain News Service

5th Ave. - Easter 1911. Creator: Bain News Service
5th Ave. - Easter 1911. The 5th Avenue Easter Parade - the Sunday morning Fifth Avenue Easter bonnet stroll

Background imageTop Hats Collection: 5th Ave. - Easter 1911. Creator: Bain News Service

5th Ave. - Easter 1911. Creator: Bain News Service
5th Ave. - Easter 1911. The 5th Avenue Easter Parade - the Sunday morning Fifth Avenue Easter bonnet stroll

Background imageTop Hats Collection: Judge Victor Dowling and J.B. Hasslacher, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service

Judge Victor Dowling and J.B. Hasslacher, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service
Judge Victor Dowling and J.B. Hasslacher, 1912

Background imageTop Hats Collection: Wilson and Taft at Inauguration, 1913. Creator: Bain News Service

Wilson and Taft at Inauguration, 1913. Creator: Bain News Service
Wilson and Taft at Inauguration, 1913. Shows incoming president Woodrow Wilson (center) and outgoing president William Howard Taft on the steps of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C

Background imageTop Hats Collection: Easter - entering St. Thomas's, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Easter - entering St. Thomas's, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Easter - entering St. Thomas's, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageTop Hats Collection: E. Fownes & P. Sorg, between 1910 and 1913. Creator: Bain News Service

E. Fownes & P. Sorg, between 1910 and 1913. Creator: Bain News Service
E. Fownes & P. Sorg, between 1910 and 1913. Shows the London whip Ernest Fownes (driving) and Paul A. Sorg (died 1913) at start of a coaching race

Background imageTop Hats Collection: Presentation of the Freedom of the City of Glasgow to the Rt. Hon. W.E

Presentation of the Freedom of the City of Glasgow to the Rt. Hon. W.E. Gladstone...City Hall, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Presentation of the Freedom of the City of Glasgow to the Rt. Hon. W.E. Gladstone, in the City Hall, 1865. The hall was, of course, filled with spectators in every part...At two o'clock Mr

Background imageTop Hats Collection: Unveiling the statue of the late Lord Eglinton at Ayr, 1865. Creator: Unknown

Unveiling the statue of the late Lord Eglinton at Ayr, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Unveiling the statue of the late Lord Eglinton at Ayr, 1865. Engraving from a photograph by David Campbell. A statue, by Mr

Background imageTop Hats Collection: The Funeral of Lord Palmerston: arrival of the hearse at Cambridge House, Piccadilly, 1865

The Funeral of Lord Palmerston: arrival of the hearse at Cambridge House, Piccadilly, 1865. Creator: Unknown
The Funeral of Lord Palmerston: arrival of the hearse at Cambridge House, Piccadilly, 1865. In the evening, ...the body was here received by the nearest surviving kinsman of Lord Palmerston

Background imageTop Hats Collection: The Funeral of Lord Palmerston: the hearse leaving Brocket Hall, Hatfield, Herts. 1865

The Funeral of Lord Palmerston: the hearse leaving Brocket Hall, Hatfield, Herts. 1865. Creator: Unknown
The Funeral of Lord Palmerston: the hearse leaving Brocket Hall, Hatfield, Herts. 1865. the setting forth of the hearse from Brocket Hall about ten o'clock in the morning...the change of his

Background imageTop Hats Collection: The Funeral of Lord Palmerston: the procession passing Charing-Cross, 1865. Creator: C. R

The Funeral of Lord Palmerston: the procession passing Charing-Cross, 1865. Creator: C. R
The Funeral of Lord Palmerston: the procession passing Charing-Cross, [London], 1865. Our Illustration shows the aspect of the procession at Charing-cross as it turned to go down Whitehall

Background imageTop Hats 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 imageTop Hats Collection: Inspection of foreign cattle at the Metropolitan Cattle Market, 1865. Creator: Unknown

Inspection of foreign cattle at the Metropolitan Cattle Market, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Inspection of foreign cattle at the Metropolitan Cattle Market, [Copenhagen-fields, London], 1865. The importance of exercising a strict supervision over the sanitary state of these cattle...has



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