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"Peoples: A Tapestry of History and Culture" Step into the vibrant world of peoples, where history unfolds through captivating images and artifacts

Background imagePeoples Collection: China - Cultural Revolution Poster - Chairman Mao

China - Cultural Revolution Poster - Chairman Mao
The Many accomplish great things - Cultural Revolution poster from the Peoples Republic of China, featuring happy workers heading out to work, many holding aloft the Little Red Book

Background imagePeoples Collection: British Empire world map, 19th century

British Empire world map, 19th century
British Empire world map. This world map shows the 19th-century British Empire (pink) and its indigenous peoples. Five illustrations (clockwise from upper left) show the people of Australia

Background imagePeoples Collection: Wilberforce University, Xenia, Ohio. (The colored peoples co

Wilberforce University, Xenia, Ohio. (The colored peoples college.). Birds-eye view of university buildings. Date 1850-1860

Background imagePeoples Collection: Postcard for the Budget League

Postcard for the Budget League chaired by Winston Churchill to promote the Peoples Budget introduced by David Lloyd George. Tax the Loafer - not the loaf!

Background imagePeoples Collection: The Shield of Achilles, used in his battle with Hector

The Shield of Achilles, used in his battle with Hector. Scenes include the earth, sky and sea, the sun, the moon and the constellations, two beautiful cities full of people, a field being ploughed

Background imagePeoples Collection: Farrows Bank Ltd. - The Peoples Bank

Farrows Bank Ltd. - The Peoples Bank - 1 Cheapside, London. In setting up the bank, Thomas Farrow wished not only that unsuspecting people in need of money to tide them over a period of temporary

Background imagePeoples Collection: Truganini, last surviving female Tasmanian Aboiginal

Truganini, last surviving female Tasmanian Aboiginal
Truganini (Truganina, Trugernanner or Lalla Rooke, c1812-1876), the last surviving Tasmanian Aboiginal or Palawa woman. 1866

Background imagePeoples Collection: Liberal Election Campaign Card, 1909

Liberal Election Campaign Card, 1909
A Liberal Party campaign card for the 1909 General Election. A grim image of an elderly couple heading for the workhouse is contrasted with the partys vision of sunlit fields of waving corn

Background imagePeoples Collection: Picture No. 10766707

Picture No. 10766707
Australia - aboriginal rock painting of Kangaroos Date:

Background imagePeoples Collection: P. D. S. A. AMBULANCE

P. D. S. A. AMBULANCE
The Small Animal Ambulance of the Peoples Dispensary for Sick Animals (P.D.S.A.) arrives outside the Sanitorium in Ilford, Essex, England

Background imagePeoples Collection: Afghan People / 1848

Afghan People / 1848
Some of the various indigenous peoples of Afghanistan

Background imagePeoples Collection: Pueblo Pots

Pueblo Pots
Pots of the Pueblo peoples of Arizona and New Mexico : the five lower pieces are prehistoric, the rest are of late 19th century Hopi and other tribes

Background imagePeoples Collection: Last photograph taken of Queen Alexandra at Sandringham

Last photograph taken of Queen Alexandra at Sandringham
Last photograph taken of Queen Alexandra (1844 1925) consort to Edward VII, at Sandringham Estate, Norfolk, holding her favourite dog Pekingese. Date: 1925

Background imagePeoples Collection: Picture No. 10780619

Picture No. 10780619
Ethiopia - child surma: tribe of south west Ethiopia. Taking and drinking the blood of a cow Date:

Background imagePeoples Collection: Peoples Park, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Peoples Park, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Peoples Park, Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin, Republic of Ireland. circa 1960s

Background imagePeoples Collection: Communist China - training barefoot doctors

Communist China - training barefoot doctors
Communist China - a military doctor trains three young women as so-called barefoot doctors, usually village-based farm workers trained in primary health care and basic hygiene, including acupuncture

Background imagePeoples Collection: Mao Zedong greeting South Yemen leader

Mao Zedong greeting South Yemen leader
Mao Zedong (Mao Tse-tung) (1893-1976) - Chinese communist revolutionary and founding father of the Peoples Republic of China

Background imagePeoples Collection: Statue of Ho Chi Minh in front of the Saigon PeopleOs Committee Building, Ho Chi Minh City

Statue of Ho Chi Minh in front of the Saigon PeopleOs Committee Building, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

Background imagePeoples Collection: Picture No. 10780603

Picture No. 10780603
Ethiopia - Surma: tribe of south west Ethiopia. Children taking and drinking the blood of a cow. Date:

Background imagePeoples Collection: Medea and Jason stealing the Golden Fleece

Medea and Jason stealing the Golden Fleece
Depiction of Medea and Jason from Greek mythology. Medea drugs a serpent while Jason prepares to kill it and steal the Golden Fleece. Venus and a winged youth stand at their side

Background imagePeoples Collection: Luanda, Angola - Group of Mondombos Tribespeople, Mocamedes

Luanda, Angola - Group of Mondombos Tribespeople, Mocamedes
A group of Mondombos Tribespeople (modern Herero) from the region close to Mocamedes (Mossamedes) (the capital city of Namibe Province in post-independence Angola). Date: circa 1906

Background imagePeoples Collection: Princess Baa of the Ashanti and her husband - Ghana

Princess Baa of the Ashanti and her husband - Ghana
Princess Baa of the Ashanti and her husband from Ghana - pictured outside the Gold Coast Pavillion at the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley Park in 1924

Background imagePeoples Collection: Old Sami Man from Finnmark County, Norway

Old Sami Man from Finnmark County, Norway
An old Sami Man from Finnmark County in the extreme northeast of Norway. The Sami peoples (also spelled Saami and also known as Lapps)

Background imagePeoples Collection: Picture No. 10872025

Picture No. 10872025
Tribal Dancer - Bushmen Girl dancing in Manghetti dunes Date:

Background imagePeoples Collection: Picture No. 10864327

Picture No. 10864327
Australian Aboriginal rock art Date:

Background imagePeoples Collection: Picture No. 10864324

Picture No. 10864324
Aboriginal art Bigge Island. Date:

Background imagePeoples Collection: Picture No. 10848257

Picture No. 10848257
Tonga - tapa cloth Date:

Background imagePeoples Collection: Picture No. 10848250

Picture No. 10848250
Tonga - tapa cloth being made from tree bark Date:

Background imagePeoples Collection: Union Workhouse, Wellington, Somerset

Union Workhouse, Wellington, Somerset
The Wellington Union workhouse on North Street, Wellington, Somerset. A group of local children stand outside. The workhouse, designed by County Surveyor, Richard Carver, was erected in 1836-7

Background imagePeoples Collection: Union Workhouse, Wincanton, Somerset

Union Workhouse, Wincanton, Somerset
The Wincanton Union workhouse, Somerset, with extensive vegetable gardens in front which were cultivated by the workhouse inmates. The workhouse opened in 1838 and was designed by George Wilkinson

Background imagePeoples Collection: View of the ancient city of Babylon

View of the ancient city of Babylon
View of the city of Babylon, showing the ancient city with the Tower of Babel and the Hanging Gardens. Citta di Babilonia. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by B

Background imagePeoples Collection: Busts of seven principal heroes of the Trojan War

Busts of seven principal heroes of the Trojan War. From left to right: Menelaus, Paris, Diomedes, Ulysses, Nestor, Achilles and Agamemnon. Sette principali Eroi della Guerra Trojana

Background imagePeoples Collection: Princess Nirgidma visits Citroen Central Asian Expedition

Princess Nirgidma visits Citroen Central Asian Expedition
Princess Palta (Nirgidma), Princess of the Torghuts, a nomadic people in Central Asia visits the Citroen Central Asian Anthropological Expedition (3rd Mission, led by Haardt) at Ouroumtsi

Background imagePeoples Collection: Picture No. 10780621

Picture No. 10780621
Ethiopia - child surma: tribe of south west Ethiopia. Taking and drinking the blood of a cow Date:

Background imagePeoples Collection: Portrait of a young japanese woman in traditional clothes. The young woman is playing the koto

Portrait of a young japanese woman in traditional clothes. The young woman is playing the koto kneeling on the ground; on her right a stove, on which a kettle, a tea pot and a cup are placed

Background imagePeoples Collection: Portrait of a young japanese woman putting on her make-up

Portrait of a young japanese woman putting on her make-up Japan. Date of Photograph:1865-1870

Background imagePeoples Collection: Spanish Invading Mexico

Spanish Invading Mexico

Background imagePeoples Collection: West Midlands Pepper Street Staffordshire May

West Midlands Pepper Street Staffordshire May
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Background imagePeoples Collection: View of Namuka island, Fiji

View of Namuka island, Fiji. Captain James Cooks men with natives in front of a longhouse. Handcoloured copperplate engraved by Sasso after William Hodges from Giulio Ferrarios Ancient

Background imagePeoples Collection: A Kabyle Woman (b / w photo)

A Kabyle Woman (b / w photo)
5990428 A Kabyle Woman (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: A Kabyle Woman. Living Races of Mankind (Hutchinson, c 1910)

Background imagePeoples Collection: An RAF Air Gunner Wearing His Chain of Office the Reg?

An RAF Air Gunner Wearing His Chain of Office the Reg?
An RAF Air Gunner Wearing His Chain of Office the Regular Way in Which Ammunition Was Carried to Aircraft to Be Loaded in to the Gun

Background imagePeoples Collection: Chinook Basket Maker - British Columbia, Canada

Chinook Basket Maker - British Columbia, Canada. The use of the word Kloochman on this postcard is an example of chinook jargon, meaning Wife. Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePeoples Collection: Fern Tree Valley, near Hobart, Tasmania

Fern Tree Valley, near Hobart, Tasmania
View of Fern Tree Valley near Hobart, Tasmania, showing a river and waterfall in a tropical landscape. 1870

Background imagePeoples Collection: Russian Commissar speaking at a meeting

Russian Commissar speaking at a meeting
Peoples Commissar Voroshiloff speaking at a meeting on board the deck of a cruiser

Background imagePeoples Collection: Menstrual Lodge

Menstrual Lodge
Menstrual lodge of Native American peoples, where women were confined while suffering their periods, when they were regarded as unclean and liable to affect hunting and so on

Background imagePeoples Collection: Winter count on buffalo robe (colour litho)

Winter count on buffalo robe (colour litho)
980466 Winter count on buffalo robe (colour litho) by American School, (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Winter count on buffalo robe)

Background imagePeoples Collection: Roman bridge over the River Rhine, Germany

Roman bridge over the River Rhine, Germany. Built by Julius Caesar and his legions using timber pilings and beams during the Gallic War. Ponte gettato sul Reno

Background imagePeoples Collection: Roman legionaries in armour building fortifications

Roman legionaries in armour building fortifications. One cuts wood with an axe, other bring lime in baskets, stones and timbers. From Trajans Column. Fortificazioni



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"Peoples: A Tapestry of History and Culture" Step into the vibrant world of peoples, where history unfolds through captivating images and artifacts. From Chairman Mao's iconic Cultural Revolution Poster in China to the British Empire's 19th-century world map, each hint offers a glimpse into diverse societies that have shaped our global narrative. Picture No. 10766707 takes us back to an era when postcards were used as tools for social change, like the one promoting the Budget League. It reminds us of how people united for common causes even in challenging times. The Shield of Achilles, renowned from Greek mythology, symbolizes strength and valor exhibited by individuals throughout history. Its mention here hints at epic battles fought by heroes like Hector. P. D. S. A. AMBULANCE signifies humanity's unwavering commitment to saving lives during emergencies—a testament to compassion transcending borders and cultures. Traveling further back in time, we encounter a Liberal Election Campaign Card from 1909—an artifact showcasing political engagement among citizens striving for progress within their society. The Afghan People of 1848 remind us that every nation has its own unique story—rich with struggles and triumphs—that contribute to our collective tapestry. Pueblo Pots represent indigenous artistry passed down through generations—a celebration of cultural heritage preserved amidst changing times. Spanish Invading Mexico evokes historical encounters between civilizations—the mingling of traditions leading to new narratives emerging on both sides. In Picture No. 10780619, Mao Zedong greeting South Yemen leader highlights international diplomacy bridging gaps between nations—showcasing unity beyond geographical boundaries. These hints weave together tales from different corners of the globe—each representing distinct peoples who have left indelible imprints on our shared human experience. As we explore these snapshots from history, let us celebrate diversity while embracing our interconnectedness as one global community.