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Exchange Collection

"Embracing the Spirit of Exchange: From Medieval Tales to Modern Times" Step into the world of exchange, where stories intertwine and connections are forged

Background imageExchange Collection: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by William McLaren

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by William McLaren
King Arthur welcomes the Green Knight into the Banqueting Hall and invites him to dismount and eat with the company. Everyone is amazed to see the unexpected visitor

Background imageExchange Collection: London Stock Exchange - The Stock Jobbers Pitches

London Stock Exchange - The Stock Jobbers Pitches. Date: early 1960s

Background imageExchange Collection: Recruitment poster for the WaC and WRNS

Recruitment poster for the WaC and WRNS
First World War recruitment poster for the WaC (Womens Army Auxiliary Corps) and WRNS (Womens Royal Naval Service). circa 1917

Background imageExchange Collection: Christmas Truce / Photo

Christmas Truce / Photo
British and German soldiers fraternising on Christmas Day abandoning their respective trenches to exchange gifts, play sports and forget the war for one day

Background imageExchange Collection: LLOYDs OF LONDON, 1890. The Great Room of the English insurance company

LLOYDs OF LONDON, 1890. The Great Room of the English insurance company, at the Royal Exchange in London, England. Line engraving, English, 1890

Background imageExchange Collection: BUSN2A-00012

BUSN2A-00012
Native Americans exchanging furs for goods at a Hudson Bay Company post. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut of a Frederic Remington illustration

Background imageExchange Collection: Womens international football match at Plough Lane, Wimbledon, London

Womens international football match at Plough Lane, Wimbledon, London. England 2 v France 0. England captain Sheila Parker (right)

Background imageExchange Collection: London Trade Card - William Johnson, Wig Maker

London Trade Card - William Johnson, Wig Maker
London Trade Card - William Johnson, Peruke (Wig) Maker, in Castle Alley near Royal Exchange. Wigs for men and women. 18th century

Background imageExchange Collection: Fair Exchange by George Studdy

Fair Exchange by George Studdy
Bonzo and the baby find fair exchange is no robbery. A rather alarming scene where the comic canine creation of George Studdy, Bonzo

Background imageExchange Collection: Grimsby Street

Grimsby Street
Busy scene at the Old Market Place and Corn Exchange at Grimsby, Humberside, England

Background imageExchange Collection: Women WW1 Land Army

Women WW1 Land Army
A poster recruiting for the Womens Land Army, showing a land girl feeding a horse and foal. Proclaiming, National Service

Background imageExchange Collection: Chicago Board of Trade

Chicago Board of Trade - the interesting, lively, and at times noisy trading on the floor. Date: 1916

Background imageExchange Collection: Market Reports - English Country Squire carves the beef

Market Reports - English Country Squire carves the beef
Market Reports illustrated (Postcard series): MEAT: " English beef was in fine condition." This report on English beef (as a commodity traded on the Stock Exchange)

Background imageExchange Collection: Wartime poster, Comrades in Arms

Wartime poster, Comrades in Arms! Britain and the USSR. Showing the British and Soviet Russian flags flying side by side. A message below says: British Women! You can win this war

Background imageExchange Collection: Telephone Switchboard

Telephone Switchboard
New Scotland Yard switchboard

Background imageExchange Collection: Amsterdam Exchange / C17

Amsterdam Exchange / C17
A general scene at the Amsterdam stock exchange

Background imageExchange Collection: Switchboard Girls / 1930S

Switchboard Girls / 1930S
Girls working on a telephone switchboard, watched over by a stern-looking supervisor

Background imageExchange Collection: Stock Exchange

Stock Exchange
circa 1820: The London Stock Exchange from a drawing by Thomas H Shepherd. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageExchange Collection: Telephone Exchange 1929

Telephone Exchange 1929
Londons new Automatic Telephone Exchange, showing an engineer testing the new revolutionary system, whereby subscribers were connected without an operator

Background imageExchange Collection: Royal Exchange / Postcard

Royal Exchange / Postcard
The busy crossroads at the Royal Exchange, in the City of London, with carts, motor- buses and both horse- and motor-cabs; the Bank of England is on the left

Background imageExchange Collection: Faust and Mephistopheles

Faust and Mephistopheles
The ageing Faust uses his knowledge of magic to summon up Mephistopheles, who agrees to restore his lost youth in exchange for his soul : its a bargain

Background imageExchange Collection: Ericsson Table Phone - 3

Ericsson Table Phone - 3
A table instrument by the Ericsson Company of Stockholm. There is no handle to alert the exchange, perhaps this is done with that knob : the bell is very noticeable

Background imageExchange Collection: Garraways Coffee-House

Garraways Coffee-House
The exterior of Garraways coffee house in Change Alley, London, rebuilt after a fire in 1748, one of the first to sell tea in the 17th century

Background imageExchange Collection: London Stock Exchange

London Stock Exchange
A busy scene at the London Stock Exchange

Background imageExchange Collection: Automatic Phone Exchange

Automatic Phone Exchange
Automatic telephone exchange of the British Post Office, which at that time managed the telephone network

Background imageExchange Collection: Transatlantic communications: telephoning London to New York

Transatlantic communications: telephoning London to New York
How the London telephone subscriber will " get" New York: the wonders of transatlantic telephony, as explained by The Illustrated London News in 1927. Date: 1927

Background imageExchange Collection: London Stock Exchange

London Stock Exchange
A busy scene at the London Stock Exchange. Date: late 1960s

Background imageExchange Collection: London Stock Exchange

London Stock Exchange
Business transactions taking place at the London Stock Exchange. Date: late 1960s

Background imageExchange Collection: London Stock Exchange

London Stock Exchange, Throgmorton Street - The Trading Floor

Background imageExchange Collection: Empire Motors, Little Ferry, New Jersey, USA

Empire Motors, Little Ferry, New Jersey, USA
Empire Motors and Garions Auto Exchange, Sylvan Avenue (Highway 46), Little Ferry, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA. Date: 1947

Background imageExchange Collection: Advert for Harrods piano sale 1919

Advert for Harrods piano sale 1919
Selection of bargain pianos, prices start at 148 gns for a Cramer Baby Grand in rosewood to a Chappell upright Boudoir Grand at 64 gns. 1919

Background imageExchange Collection: Aftermath of fire, London Hop Exchange

Aftermath of fire, London Hop Exchange
Aftermath of a fire at the London Hop Exchange in Southwark Street on 20 October 1920. A board leaning up on the right lists the temporary addresses of the tenants

Background imageExchange Collection: O wilt thou be my Valentine? by W. Heath Robinson

O wilt thou be my Valentine? by W. Heath Robinson
Tableau staged by a member of the Stock Exchange as a pleasant surprise on Valentines Day. Man dressed as cupid on grandfather clock Please note

Background imageExchange Collection: Manchester 1960S

Manchester 1960S
A view of busy Cross Street and the Royal Exchange Building, Manchester, England. Date: April 1964

Background imageExchange Collection: Place de la Bourse, Boulevard Anspach, Brussels, Belgium

Place de la Bourse, Boulevard Anspach, Brussels, Belgium
Place de la Bourse and Boulevard Anspach, Brussels, Belgium. Date: circa 1910

Background imageExchange Collection: Minoans Traders: wall painting from Acrotiri in Thera (Santorini) showing Minoan ships

Minoans Traders: wall painting from Acrotiri in Thera (Santorini) showing Minoan ships. Bronze Age (3200-1050 BC). The exchange of products with distant countries was served by the well-organized

Background imageExchange Collection: First Automatic Telephone Exchange Opened At Holborn, London, England In 1927

First Automatic Telephone Exchange Opened At Holborn, London, England In 1927. From The Story Of 25 Eventful Years In Pictures Published 1935

Background imageExchange Collection: Street scene in Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile, South America

Street scene in Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile, South America, showing the Hotel Ingles, the Hotel Colon (named after Columbus), the Money Exchange and the American Saloon. Date: 1910s

Background imageExchange Collection: A London skyscape: the sky in Soho, 1905

A London skyscape: the sky in Soho, 1905
The maze of telephone wires over Soho, at the Gerrard Street telephone exchange. The steeple of St Anne s, Soho, can be seen in the distance, on the otherside of Shaftesbury Avenue. Date: 1905

Background imageExchange Collection: London Fire Brigades organisation and equipment

London Fire Brigades organisation and equipment
A selection of small drawings of the events that take place in 1937, when a call by a pedestrian seeing flames and smoke to the very end when the fire has been put out

Background imageExchange Collection: A Telewriter

A Telewriter
A telewriter at Dollis Hill telephone exchange, London. Date: early 1930s

Background imageExchange Collection: Plan of part of the Town of Sheffield shewing the existing markets

Plan of part of the Town of Sheffield shewing the existing markets, the property of His Grace the Duke of Norfolk
Scale: 400 yards to 6.3 inches.Surveyors: J G Weightman and M E Hadfield.Original at Sheffield Local Studies Library:s 16 L

Background imageExchange Collection: Picture No. 11675585

Picture No. 11675585
Scanning Electron micrograph (SEM)showing stomata on a Yew Leaf. Date:

Background imageExchange Collection: Silhouette of couple giving each other Christmas presents

Silhouette of couple giving each other Christmas presents
A couple face each other, ready to exchange Christmas presents. Date: 1930

Background imageExchange Collection: Danish Businessmen

Danish Businessmen
Danish businessmen in Copenhagens stock exchange look pretty much like businessmen anywhere else. Date: 1888

Background imageExchange Collection: Phoenician coins and writing

Phoenician coins and writing
Phoenician coins. Engraving depicting various coins and medals from the Phoenician civilisation. Phoenicia existed as a collection of city states in the coastal areas of modern day Lebanon and Syria

Background imageExchange Collection: London telephone exchange, WWII

London telephone exchange, WWII
Women telephone operators at a London telephone exchange with tin helmets, during World War II

Background imageExchange Collection: Ministry of Labour poster

Ministry of Labour poster
Poster for the Ministry of Labour, encouraging people to use the Employment Exchange Service for all agricultural jobs



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"Embracing the Spirit of Exchange: From Medieval Tales to Modern Times" Step into the world of exchange, where stories intertwine and connections are forged. In "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, " William McLaren's vivid illustrations bring this timeless tale to life, showcasing a knight's journey through challenges and exchanges that test his honor. Meanwhile, at the London Stock Exchange, stock jobbers passionately pitch their trades in pursuit of financial success. The bustling atmosphere reflects the ever-changing nature of commerce, as individuals engage in an intricate dance of buying and selling. Recruitment posters for the Women's Army Corps (WaC) and Women's Royal Naval Service (WRNS) depict brave women stepping forward to serve their country during wartime. These images capture a different kind - one where sacrifice is made for a greater cause. The iconic photograph capturing the Christmas Truce reminds us that even amidst conflict, humanity can prevail. Soldiers from opposing sides exchanged greetings and gifts on that fateful day, reminding us all of our shared humanity. From business cards advertising wig makers like William Johnson to historic football matches at Plough Lane in Wimbledon, London has long been a hub for cultural exchanges. Whether it be through sports or fashion choices, these interactions shape our society today. During World War I, women joined forces in the Land Army - exchanging traditional gender roles for work on farms. Their dedication helped secure food supplies while challenging societal norms. Market reports highlight another form - one between English country squires carving beef with precision. This tradition showcases not only culinary expertise but also camaraderie among peers. In George Studdy's artwork titled "Fair Exchange, " we witness an adorable dog offering its bone to another animal as a symbol of friendship without expecting anything in return. It serves as a reminder that true exchange goes beyond material gains; it encompasses kindness and compassion too. Finally, LLOYD'S OF LONDON stands tall as a symbol of the insurance industry's rich history.