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Burden Collection

In the realm of human existence, burden is an ever-present companion

Background imageBurden Collection: sisyphus

sisyphus
Jeffrey Hummel

Background imageBurden Collection: A Man Loaded with Mischief, or Matrimony, c. 1766 (colour etching)

A Man Loaded with Mischief, or Matrimony, c. 1766 (colour etching)
XCF290992 A Man Loaded with Mischief, or Matrimony, c.1766 (colour etching) by English School, (18th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: subtitled A Monkey, A Magpie and Wife)

Background imageBurden Collection: Guiltcross Union Workhouse, Kenninghall, Norfolk

Guiltcross Union Workhouse, Kenninghall, Norfolk
The Guiltcross Union Workhouse, designed by William Thorold, was erected in 1836-7 at Kenninghall, Norfolk. After its closure in 1902 the site was acquired by the Rev Harold Burden

Background imageBurden Collection: Jane Morris, posed by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1865 (albumen print)

Jane Morris, posed by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1865 (albumen print)
XJF438485 Jane Morris, posed by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1865 (albumen print) by Parsons, John R. (fl.1860s); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageBurden Collection: Jane Morris, posed by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1865 (albumen print)

Jane Morris, posed by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1865 (albumen print)
XJF438480 Jane Morris, posed by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1865 (albumen print) by Parsons, John R. (fl.1860s); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageBurden Collection: Jane Morris, posed by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1865 (albumen print)

Jane Morris, posed by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1865 (albumen print)
XJF438486 Jane Morris, posed by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1865 (albumen print) by Parsons, John R. (fl.1860s); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageBurden Collection: Simon of Cyrene helping Jesus to carry his Cross (colour litho)

Simon of Cyrene helping Jesus to carry his Cross (colour litho)
5226673 Simon of Cyrene helping Jesus to carry his Cross (colour litho) by Fugel, Gebhard (1863-1939); Private Collection; (add.info.: Simon of Cyrene helping Jesus to carry his Cross)

Background imageBurden Collection: Cross-Section of the Emigrant Ship Bourneuf, 1852

Cross-Section of the Emigrant Ship Bourneuf, 1852
Cross-section of the emigrant ship Bourneuf of Liverpool, showing the layout of the passengers quarters, 1852. This ship, of 1495 Tons burden was used for the transport of government passengers to

Background imageBurden Collection: Banana seller, Village of Masango, Cibitoke Province, Burundi, Africa

Banana seller, Village of Masango, Cibitoke Province, Burundi, Africa

Background imageBurden Collection: British soldier bears to the firing line WWI

British soldier bears to the firing line WWI
Double page showing a British private soldier, commonly know as a Tommy, showing a diagram of tools and equipment that he would have carried when marching to the trenches in World War One. 1915

Background imageBurden Collection: The barge haulers, the volga boatmen, or, in russian, burlaki

The barge haulers, the volga boatmen, or, in russian, burlaki, a painting by ilya repin from the early 1870s

Background imageBurden Collection: Woodcote Park Golf Club 1935

Woodcote Park Golf Club 1935
Three members of the Woodcote Park Golf Club, Coulsdon, Surrey. From left to right, E.A.R. Burden (secretary and ex-captain), Graham Carr (captain) and Richard Gibson (ex-captain) Date: 1935

Background imageBurden Collection: Turriff-Burden advertisement - Iraq oil pipelines

Turriff-Burden advertisement - Iraq oil pipelines
Advertisement for Turriff-Burden Ltd of Brentford, UK, who supplied 315 miles of pipeline for the Iraq Petroleum Company in the 1960s. Date: 1961

Background imageBurden Collection: Lonely woman

Lonely woman

Background imageBurden Collection: Diani Beach, near Mombasa, Kenya, East Africa, Africa

Diani Beach, near Mombasa, Kenya, East Africa, Africa

Background imageBurden Collection: A burden woman in Hanoi street, Vietnam

A burden woman in Hanoi street, Vietnam

Background imageBurden Collection: Christian Loses His Burden, c1916. Artist: William Strang

Christian Loses His Burden, c1916. Artist: William Strang
Christian Loses His Burden, c1916. An illustration from John Bunyans The Pilgrims Progress. An English nonconformist preacher and writer

Background imageBurden Collection: Peat cutting, Connemara, County Galway, Republic of Ireland, Europe

Peat cutting, Connemara, County Galway, Republic of Ireland, Europe

Background imageBurden Collection: Messina - Italy - A Donkey carrying turnips

Messina - Italy - A Donkey carrying turnips
The quayside at Messina - Italy - A Donkey carrying turnips in side pannier bags Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBurden Collection: Fisherwomen2

Fisherwomen2
Ryu Shin Woo

Background imageBurden Collection: Fisherwomen2

Fisherwomen2
Ryu Shin Woo

Background imageBurden Collection: Children Carrying the World

Children Carrying the World
Andreas Magnusson

Background imageBurden Collection: Fisherwomen2

Fisherwomen2
Ryu Shin Woo

Background imageBurden Collection: Children Carrying the World

Children Carrying the World
Andreas Magnusson

Background imageBurden Collection: Fisherwomen2

Fisherwomen2
Ryu Shin Woo

Background imageBurden Collection: Fisherwomen2

Fisherwomen2
Ryu Shin Woo

Background imageBurden Collection: Fisherwomen2

Fisherwomen2
Ryu Shin Woo

Background imageBurden Collection: Jesus meets his mother, Mary, while carrying his Cross (colour litho)

Jesus meets his mother, Mary, while carrying his Cross (colour litho)
5226675 Jesus meets his mother, Mary, while carrying his Cross (colour litho) by Fugel, Gebhard (1863-1939); Private Collection; (add.info.: Jesus meets his mother, Mary, while carrying his Cross)

Background imageBurden Collection: British soldier in uniform, 1915, WW1

British soldier in uniform, 1915, WW1
A British private soldier, commonly known as a Tommy with annotations showing the tools and equipment that made up his kit when marching to the trenches during the First World War

Background imageBurden Collection: Salt

Salt
Nese Ari

Background imageBurden Collection: laundry

laundry
asit

Background imageBurden Collection: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem on his way to his crucifixion (colour litho)

Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem on his way to his crucifixion (colour litho)
5226670 Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem on his way to his crucifixion (colour litho) by Fugel, Gebhard (1863-1939); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageBurden Collection: Jesus falls for the first time while carrying his Cross (colour litho)

Jesus falls for the first time while carrying his Cross (colour litho)
5226676 Jesus falls for the first time while carrying his Cross (colour litho) by Fugel, Gebhard (1863-1939); Private Collection; (add.info.: Jesus falls for the first time while carrying his Cross)

Background imageBurden Collection: Jesus falls for the second time while carrying his Cross (colour litho)

Jesus falls for the second time while carrying his Cross (colour litho)
5226672 Jesus falls for the second time while carrying his Cross (colour litho) by Fugel, Gebhard (1863-1939); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageBurden Collection: Christ Carrying the Cross, from 'The Passion of Christ', mid 17th century

Christ Carrying the Cross, from "The Passion of Christ", mid 17th century
Christ Carrying the Cross, from " The Passion of Christ", mid 17th century

Background imageBurden Collection: A man carrying a huge roll of heavy material on his back

A man carrying a huge roll of heavy material on his back
A man stoops almost double as he carries a huge roll of heavy material on his back. Even under the weight he moves quickly through the back streets of Istanbul, Turkey 1984

Background imageBurden Collection: Jesus On The Cross With Two Others

Jesus On The Cross With Two Others

Background imageBurden Collection: Burden´s Point, Salvage village, east coast of Newfoundland, Canada

Burden´s Point, Salvage village, east coast of Newfoundland, Canada
Burden's Point, Salvage village, east coast of Newfoundland, Canada

Background imageBurden Collection: Fishing village of Salvage, Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Fishing village of Salvage, Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Background imageBurden Collection: Duet-3

Duet-3
Rob Li

Background imageBurden Collection: Balance

Balance
Ella Waldman

Background imageBurden Collection: LOAD

LOAD
JOYRAJ SAMANTA

Background imageBurden Collection: Adnan Rachmat

Adnan Rachmat

Background imageBurden Collection: The fast Fisher

The fast Fisher
Malik Alnabhani

Background imageBurden Collection: Keeping The Sand Dunes Clean

Keeping The Sand Dunes Clean
Darlene Hewson

Background imageBurden Collection: World On Her Shoulders

World On Her Shoulders
Arty Guava

Background imageBurden Collection: The Weight Of The World

The Weight Of The World
Arty Guava

Background imageBurden Collection: Takemeaway

Takemeaway
Manasseh Johnson Sr



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In the realm of human existence, burden is an ever-present companion. Like Sisyphus endlessly pushing his boulder up a hill, we find ourselves weighed down by the weight of our responsibilities and troubles, and is as if we are A Man Loaded with Mischief or Matrimony, carrying the consequences of our actions on our shoulders. Guiltcross Union Workhouse in Kenninghall, Norfolk stands as a haunting reminder of the burdens society places upon its most vulnerable members. Within those walls, lives were marked by hardship and struggle, their burdens too heavy to bear alone. Jane Morris, portrayed by Dante Gabriel Rossetti in 1865 albumen prints, captures a woman burdened not only by her physical presence but also by the expectations placed upon her. Her beauty becomes both a blessing and a curse as she carries the weight of societal ideals. From far-off lands like Burundi in Africa comes another image that speaks volumes about burden - a Banana seller from the Village of Masango. In poverty-stricken regions such as this one, individuals carry not only their own struggles but also those imposed upon them by circumstances beyond their control. Simon of Cyrene helping Jesus to carry his Cross serves as an iconic representation of bearing another's burden. This act reminds us that sometimes it is through shared strength and compassion that we can alleviate each other's suffering. The horrors witnessed during World War I saw British soldiers bravely shouldering immense burdens as they marched towards the firing line. Their sacrifice exemplifies how duty can become an overwhelming weight on one's soul. Even everyday scenes like Messina - Italy - A Donkey carrying turnips or Woodcote Park Golf Club in 1935 show us that even mundane tasks can be seen as burdensome when repeated day after day without respite. And let us not forget those who embarked on treacherous journeys seeking new beginnings aboard ships like Cross-Section of the Emigrant Ship Bourneuf in 1852.