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Colored engraving depicting a runaway slave at the door of a friendly Quaker's house. Part of the Michael Graham-Stewart slavery collection.   © National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London/The Image Works
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Colored engraving depicting a runaway slave at the door of a friendly Quaker's house. Part of the Michael Graham-Stewart slavery collection. © National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London/The Image Works
Sir Julian Stafford Corbett ( 12 November 1854 - 21 September 1922 ) was a prominent British naval historian and geostrategist. ©TopFoto / The Image Works     This image contains a half tone screen
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Sir Julian Stafford Corbett ( 12 November 1854 - 21 September 1922 ) was a prominent British naval historian and geostrategist. ©TopFoto / The Image Works
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Samuel Johnson ('Dr Johnson') (1709-1784), bust in Pembroke College Library. English lexicographer, author and critic. ©TopFoto / The Image Works
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Samuel Johnson ('Dr Johnson') (1709-1784), bust in Pembroke College Library. English lexicographer, author and critic. ©TopFoto / The Image Works
London, England: June 1967. Members of the 1960's pop group The Monkees Davy Jones, Mickey Dolenz, Mike Nesmith and Peter Tork at a press confrence in London,   ©Mirrorpix / The Image Works
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London, England: June 1967. Members of the 1960's pop group The Monkees Davy Jones, Mickey Dolenz, Mike Nesmith and Peter Tork at a press confrence in London, ©Mirrorpix / The Image Works
Russia: 1921  Famine in Stavropol, on the banks of the Volga. A group of children with foreign journalists.   ©Photo12 / The Image Works
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Russia: 1921 Famine in Stavropol, on the banks of the Volga. A group of children with foreign journalists. ©Photo12 / The Image Works
U.S.S.R. - 1921  Huge gathering in Samara Square, large tanks, dromedaries, camels and horses with which the representatives of villages plagued by food shortages, who have come in search of seeds for the next harvest.   ©Photo12 / The Image Works
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U.S.S.R. - 1921 Huge gathering in Samara Square, large tanks, dromedaries, camels and horses with which the representatives of villages plagued by food shortages, who have come in search of seeds for the next harvest. ©Photo12 / The Image Works
Barons of Wall Street. Jim Frisk squandered his gains on wine, women, and diamonds. He was murdered in 1872 by a man who cheated him in business and love. ©TopFoto / The Image Works
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Barons of Wall Street. Jim Frisk squandered his gains on wine, women, and diamonds. He was murdered in 1872 by a man who cheated him in business and love. ©TopFoto / The Image Works
Operation Mincemeat - gravestone of Major Martin - Gravestone of Major William Martin in the Nuestra Senora cemetery in Huelva, Spain, whose body was found washed up on shore in Spain on 30th April 1943, an elaborate and successful deception by British forces in World War Two (codenamed Operation Mincemeat) to convince German high command that the Allies were planning to attack Greece and Sardinia in 1943 rather than Sicily, the actual objective. Major Martin never in fact existed and his body was that of Glyndwr Michael, a homeless man who had died in January 1943. © Mary Evans / The National Archives, London. England. / The Image Works
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Operation Mincemeat - gravestone of Major Martin - Gravestone of Major William Martin in the Nuestra Senora cemetery in Huelva, Spain, whose body was found washed up on shore in Spain on 30th April 1943, an elaborate and successful deception by British forces in World War Two (codenamed Operation Mincemeat) to convince German high command that the Allies were planning to attack Greece and Sardinia in 1943 rather than Sicily, the actual objective. Major Martin never in fact existed and his body was that of Glyndwr Michael, a homeless man who had died in January 1943. © Mary Evans / The National Archives, London. England. / The Image Works
London, England: 1842. Advert for Kelly's Directory of Kennington, Battersea and South Lambeth.  The First Post Office Directory Of London was published in 1799 and in 1837 Frederick Kelly acquired the publication and increased its size and scope. He introduced a Trades section and a street directory. In 1855 Kelly’s Directory absorbed it’s main competitor ‘Watkin’s Commercial and General London Directory and Court Guide’ and it became the primary reference book for London. ©The British Library / The Image Works
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London, England: 1842. Advert for Kelly's Directory of Kennington, Battersea and South Lambeth. The First Post Office Directory Of London was published in 1799 and in 1837 Frederick Kelly acquired the publication and increased its size and scope. He introduced a Trades section and a street directory. In 1855 Kelly’s Directory absorbed it’s main competitor ‘Watkin’s Commercial and General London Directory and Court Guide’ and it became the primary reference book for London. ©The British Library / The Image Works
Paris, France: January 1958. Young Americans Bob Grosvenor, painter, from Newport, Rhode Island, and Verta Kali Smart from Philadelphia at the Fete des Rois in the Beat Hotel on Paris's Left Bank, 9 rue Git-le-Coeur, 6eme arrondissement.  Verta was writing for a one-off magazine called Left Bank This Month.  The Fete des Rois celebrates Epiphany and Verta was crowned after finding the bean in her slice of Twelfth-Night Cake.  ©Harold Chapman/ The Image Works
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Paris, France: January 1958. Young Americans Bob Grosvenor, painter, from Newport, Rhode Island, and Verta Kali Smart from Philadelphia at the Fete des Rois in the Beat Hotel on Paris's Left Bank, 9 rue Git-le-Coeur, 6eme arrondissement. Verta was writing for a one-off magazine called Left Bank This Month. The Fete des Rois celebrates Epiphany and Verta was crowned after finding the bean in her slice of Twelfth-Night Cake. ©Harold Chapman/ The Image Works
Russian Jewish pogrom victim surrounded by mourners and candles. Early 1900s at time of Russian Polish pograms. Russian postcard. © Private Collection/Lebrecht/ The Image Works
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Russian Jewish pogrom victim surrounded by mourners and candles. Early 1900s at time of Russian Polish pograms. Russian postcard. © Private Collection/Lebrecht/ The Image Works
Odessa, Ukraine: October 22, 1905. Bodies of Jews killed in an October 22, 1905 pogrom in Odessa at the cemetery.  © Sputnik / The Image Works
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Odessa, Ukraine: October 22, 1905. Bodies of Jews killed in an October 22, 1905 pogrom in Odessa at the cemetery. © Sputnik / The Image Works
Germany: 1938.  Pogrom in Baden-Baden.  The arrested Jews are forced to march through Baden-Baden towards the synagogue by the SS. One Jew holds a Star of David that reads: "God won´t leave us"., 10.11.1938   © SZ Photo / The Image Works Image has been retouched by the original source
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Germany: 1938. Pogrom in Baden-Baden. The arrested Jews are forced to march through Baden-Baden towards the synagogue by the SS. One Jew holds a Star of David that reads: "God won´t leave us"., 10.11.1938 © SZ Photo / The Image Works
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Kishinev Pogrom -  Russia. 1903. Martyrs. On Easter weekend, 1903, a pogrom in Kishinev, Russia, left 49 Jews dead and more than 500 injured, 700 houses looted and destroyed, 600 businesses looted, and 2,000 families left homeless.  ©ToFoto/ The Image Works
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Kishinev Pogrom - Russia. 1903. Martyrs. On Easter weekend, 1903, a pogrom in Kishinev, Russia, left 49 Jews dead and more than 500 injured, 700 houses looted and destroyed, 600 businesses looted, and 2,000 families left homeless. ©ToFoto/ The Image Works
Kishinev Pogrom -  Russia:  1903. On Easter weekend, 1903, a pogrom in Kishinev, Russia, left 49 Jews dead and more than 500 injured, 700 houses looted and destroyed, 600 businesses looted, and 2,000 families left homeless.  ©TopFoto / The Image Works
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Kishinev Pogrom - Russia: 1903. On Easter weekend, 1903, a pogrom in Kishinev, Russia, left 49 Jews dead and more than 500 injured, 700 houses looted and destroyed, 600 businesses looted, and 2,000 families left homeless.
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Hajj certificate -  - 15th century - © The British Library / The Image Works
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Hajj certificate - - 15th century - © The British Library / The Image Works
Paris: Photograph showing an English team (left in striped shirts) from the Dick Kerr electrical works, Preston, and a French women's football team, prior to a match held at the Pershing Stadium, Paris, 1920.  The match was watched by 12,000 spectators and resulted in a 1-1 draw. Date: 1920  ©Mary Evans / The Image Works Image contains a halftone screen
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Paris: Photograph showing an English team (left in striped shirts) from the Dick Kerr electrical works, Preston, and a French women's football team, prior to a match held at the Pershing Stadium, Paris, 1920. The match was watched by 12,000 spectators and resulted in a 1-1 draw. Date: 1920 ©Mary Evans / The Image Works
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Cover of Playboy magazine, celebrated monthly for men only, founded by Hugh Hefner in 1953 White gloves recall the model in the form of bunnies symbol of the head. USA edition November 1960.  © akg-images / Fototeca Gilardi / The Image Works
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Cover of Playboy magazine, celebrated monthly for men only, founded by Hugh Hefner in 1953 White gloves recall the model in the form of bunnies symbol of the head. USA edition November 1960. © akg-images / Fototeca Gilardi / The Image Works
Cover of Playboy magazine, celebrated monthly for men only, founded by Hugh Hefner in 1953 USA Edition August 1961.  © akg-images / Fototeca Gilardi / The Image Works
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Cover of Playboy magazine, celebrated monthly for men only, founded by Hugh Hefner in 1953 USA Edition August 1961. © akg-images / Fototeca Gilardi / The Image Works
Cover of Playboy magazine, celebrated monthly for men only, founded by Hugh Hefner in 1953 The model draws with lipstick around the navel profile of the famous bunny. USA Edition July 1964.  © akg-images / Fototeca Gilardi / The Image Works
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Cover of Playboy magazine, celebrated monthly for men only, founded by Hugh Hefner in 1953 The model draws with lipstick around the navel profile of the famous bunny. USA Edition July 1964. © akg-images / Fototeca Gilardi / The Image Works
Hajj certificate, Mecca. 15th century.  © The British Library / The Image Works
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Hajj certificate, Mecca. 15th century. © The British Library / The Image Works
In this letter, issued at Acre in June 1241, the barons of Jerusalem proposed that Simon be made their regent while their king, Conrad, was underage. Simon's candidacy was perhaps supported by his cousin, Philip de Montfort (whose n ame is given on the fifth line from the bottom), now lord of Tyron. ©The British Library Board/ The Image Works
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In this letter, issued at Acre in June 1241, the barons of Jerusalem proposed that Simon be made their regent while their king, Conrad, was underage. Simon's candidacy was perhaps supported by his cousin, Philip de Montfort (whose n ame is given on the fifth line from the bottom), now lord of Tyron. ©The British Library Board/ The Image Works
Birmingham, Alabama: September 18, 1963. The dramatic scene outside the 16th Street Baptist Church as members of the families of three of the four black girls killed in last Sunday's bombing of the church, are brought screaming from the church during yesterday's funeral service.  The woman in white (foreground) fainted and had to be carried bodily from the church. ©TopFoto / The Image Works Image is a wire photo.
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Birmingham, Alabama: September 18, 1963. The dramatic scene outside the 16th Street Baptist Church as members of the families of three of the four black girls killed in last Sunday's bombing of the church, are brought screaming from the church during yesterday's funeral service. The woman in white (foreground) fainted and had to be carried bodily from the church. ©TopFoto / The Image Works
Image is a wire photo.
Belgium, 1623 An engraving from a self portrait of Flemish Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens. © Underwood Archives / The Image Works
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Belgium, 1623 An engraving from a self portrait of Flemish Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens. © Underwood Archives / The Image Works
Chicago, Illinois,  1931 The new Merchandise Mart on the Chicago River as seen from above. © Underwood Archives / The Image Works
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Chicago, Illinois, 1931
The new Merchandise Mart on the Chicago River as seen from above. © Underwood Archives / The Image Works

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