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"Shift: A Journey Through Time and Perspectives" The 1919 solar eclipse mesmerized the world

Background imageShift Collection: 1919 solar eclipse

1919 solar eclipse. Image 2 of 3. This set of images, taken by the British astronomer Arthur Eddington (1882-1944), confirmed Einsteins theory of general relativity

Background imageShift Collection: 1919 solar eclipse

1919 solar eclipse
^B1919 solar eclipse. Image 1 of 3.^b This set of images, taken by the British astronomer Arthur Eddington (1882-1944), confirmed Einsteins theory of general relativity

Background imageShift Collection: Coal miners in shaft lift, South Wales

Coal miners in shaft lift, South Wales
Several coal miners with blackened faces stand in the shaft lift at the end of their shift in a coal mine in South Wales

Background imageShift Collection: Hollow-face illusion, artwork

Hollow-face illusion, artwork
Hollow-face illusion, computer artwork. This is an optical illusion where the perception of a concave (hollow) mask of a face appears as a normal convex (protruding) face

Background imageShift Collection: 1919 solar eclipse

1919 solar eclipse
^B1919 solar eclipse. Image 3 of 3.^b This set of images, taken by the British astronomer Arthur Eddington (1882-1944), confirmed Einsteins theory of general relativity

Background imageShift Collection: Hollow-face illusion, artwork

Hollow-face illusion, artwork
Hollow-face illusion, computer artwork. This is an optical illusion where the perception of a concave (hollow) mask of a face appears as a normal convex (protruding) face

Background imageShift Collection: Miners in a Lift Shaft

Miners in a Lift Shaft
Miners about to descend for their shift underground at Lynemouth Colliery

Background imageShift Collection: A womens war workers football match in London, 1917

A womens war workers football match in London, 1917
The team of munitions night workers taking the field for a football match against the day shift women, in the London district. Date: 1917

Background imageShift Collection: Miners and owner, Hook Colliery, Pembrokeshire, South Wales

Miners and owner, Hook Colliery, Pembrokeshire, South Wales
A group of men at Hook Colliery, near Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, South Wales. They are the current shift of miners plus the owner, standing near a wooden headframe connected to a mineshaft

Background imageShift Collection: Glapwell Colliery, Mining

Glapwell Colliery, Mining
Miners from Glapwell Colliery, north east Derbyshire, black and dirty from the pit at the end of their work shift. Some carry miners lamps

Background imageShift Collection: Typewriter Keys / Fortune

Typewriter Keys / Fortune
Typewriter keys on the cover of a magazine

Background imageShift Collection: Holeproof Hosiery 1924

Holeproof Hosiery 1924
A woman, so proud & pleased with her Holeproof stockings, bends down to admire them while she daintily lifts her black see-through shift out of the way

Background imageShift Collection: Wellington reorganizes his defence - Battle of Waterloo

Wellington reorganizes his defence - Battle of Waterloo
7pm - June 18, 1815. The Duke of Wellington reorganizes his central defence after the loss of La Haye Sainte. At the same time, The Prussians once again regain control of Plancenoit

Background imageShift Collection: Glapwell Colliery, Mining

Glapwell Colliery, Mining
A miner from Glapwell Colliery, north east Derbyshire, black and dirty from the pit at the end of his work shift. A group of cleaner looking miners wait, possibly to start their shift

Background imageShift Collection: Tennis-playing brunette beauty prepares to smash

Tennis-playing brunette beauty prepares to smash
Striking! A tennis-playing brunette beauty prepares to hit a net-side smash shot. It looks like game, set and match for her handsome male companion. Date: early 1940s

Background imageShift Collection: Ford Shelby Mustang GT500

Ford Shelby Mustang GT500

Background imageShift Collection: Burnley Miners / 1956

Burnley Miners / 1956
Miners coming off their shift, at Cape Bank Hall Pit, in Burnley, Lancashire

Background imageShift Collection: Roller-skating girl cutting a dash on the beachside boardwal

Roller-skating girl cutting a dash on the beachside boardwal
Frivolous - a roller-skating beauty cutting a dash on the beachside boardwalk Date: early 1940s

Background imageShift Collection: Gearstick

Gearstick
Gearknob in a vehicle

Background imageShift Collection: Glapwell Colliery, Mining

Glapwell Colliery, Mining
Miners from Glapwell Colliery, north east Derbyshire, black and dirty from the pit at the end of their work shift. Glapwell colliery closed in the 1970s

Background imageShift Collection: Clay Cross Miners

Clay Cross Miners
Colliers - getters of the coal - at the end of the shift at Clay Cross mine

Background imageShift Collection: Harrods advertisement Yves St Laurent dress

Harrods advertisement Yves St Laurent dress
Advertisement for London department store, Harrods, featuring a knee length, long-sleeved shift dress designed by Yves St Laurent but made in London exclusively for Harrods

Background imageShift Collection: Mercedes Benz C63 AMG 2009 white

Mercedes Benz C63 AMG 2009 white

Background imageShift Collection: Young Girls Underwear

Young Girls Underwear
A girl wears lace & ribbon edged cotton drawers, a chemise, a wadded bodice to keep her chest warm, socks & shoes with a bar across the instep

Background imageShift Collection: Female workers of the Tate and Lyle sugar refinery in Liverpool make their way to

Female workers of the Tate and Lyle sugar refinery in Liverpool make their way to the staff canteen to consider action to offset the threat to the sugar factory

Background imageShift Collection: Eurogate

Eurogate
Jürgen Muß

Background imageShift Collection: Coal Mining Miner at end of his shift early 1900s

Coal Mining Miner at end of his shift early 1900s Date: circa 1900s

Background imageShift Collection: Alma Rubens

Alma Rubens
Actress Alma Rubens (1897-1931) appearing as Lady Hermione in the film Gerald Cranston's Lady'. Date: 1924

Background imageShift Collection: Turkish women - 1920s - Liberation in Dress

Turkish women - 1920s - Liberation in Dress
A set of cards issued to reflect the fact that soon after Ataturk took over in Turkey in the 1920s, there was liberation by women from the old modes of dress

Background imageShift Collection: Motomachi Street, Kobe, Japan

Motomachi Street, Kobe, Japan - popular shopping street. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageShift Collection: Nottinghamshire Miners

Nottinghamshire Miners
A group of Nottinghamshire miners leave the pithead after completing their shift Date: January 1974

Background imageShift Collection: fly

fly
marjan hren

Background imageShift Collection: steering wheel gear paddles shift button radio

steering wheel gear paddles shift button radio
2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Goodwood Estate, West Sussex, England. 25th - 28th June 2015. Cockpit of Ferrari 641. Ref: KW5_3485a. World copyright: Kevin Wood/LAT Photographic

Background imageShift Collection: Girl, covered in a sheet, with a longing expression (b / w photo)

Girl, covered in a sheet, with a longing expression (b / w photo)
2804491 Girl, covered in a sheet, with a longing expression (b/w photo) by French Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Girl, covered in a sheet, with a longing expression)

Background imageShift Collection: DDE-90028007

DDE-90028007
North America, Canada, British Columbia, Princess Royal Island. Kermode (Spirit) Bear. Date: 22/10/2005

Background imageShift Collection: DDE-90028005

DDE-90028005
North America, Canada, British Columbia, Princess Royal Island. Kermode (Spirit) Bear. Date: 22/10/2005

Background imageShift Collection: DDE-90028006

DDE-90028006
North America, Canada, British Columbia, Princess Royal Island. Kermode (Spirit) Bear. Date: 22/10/2005

Background imageShift Collection: DDE-90028004

DDE-90028004
North America, Canada, British Columbia, Princess Royal Island. Kermode (Spirit) Bear. Date: 22/10/2005

Background imageShift Collection: DDE-90028003

DDE-90028003
North America, Canada, British Columbia, Princess Royal Island. Kermode (Spirit) Bear. Date: 22/10/2005

Background imageShift Collection: The Making of the Simplon Tunnel (litho)

The Making of the Simplon Tunnel (litho)
1043499 The Making of the Simplon Tunnel (litho) by Lanos, Henri (1859-1929); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Making of the Simplon Tunnel)

Background imageShift Collection: Notts strikers and their last mornings work: The final shift at Clifton Colliery

Notts strikers and their last mornings work: The final shift at Clifton Colliery. Date: October 1920

Background imageShift Collection: Yvonne

Yvonne
CH27229 Yvonne by Sickert, Walter Richard (1860-1942); Private Collection; Photo eChristies Images; English, out of copyright

Background imageShift Collection: Paddington Station, arrival of the night Mail 1902

Paddington Station, arrival of the night Mail 1902
Arrival of the night mail at Paddington Railway Station, London. Date: 1902

Background imageShift Collection: London Watchman with his Lantern by Moonlight, 1776 (engraving)

London Watchman with his Lantern by Moonlight, 1776 (engraving)
GHL161591 London Watchman with his Lantern by Moonlight, 1776 (engraving) by Bogle, John (c.1746-1804); 39x? cm; London Metropolitan Archives, City of London; eLondon Metropolitan Archives; British

Background imageShift Collection: Shop girls dressing in the morning

Shop girls dressing in the morning. Four shop girls dressing, fixing their hair in front of mirror, adjusting their stockings, playing with a cat. These little workers show such ingenious coquetry

Background imageShift Collection: Women playing a portable game of fate, while

Women playing a portable game of fate, while
Les Oublies. A woman in the shade of a tree eats oublies (pastries, also known as plaisirs), while two women and a girl spin an arrow on a portable barrel as a man in gaiters looks

Background imageShift Collection: Mans shirt and a womens smock, or shift, c. 1600-10 (linen)

Mans shirt and a womens smock, or shift, c. 1600-10 (linen)
3084528 Mans shirt and a womens smock, or shift, c.1600-10 (linen) by English School, (17th century); Fashion Museum Bath; eFashion Museum Bath; English, out of copyright

Background imageShift Collection: Railway train with rotary snow shifter

Railway train with rotary snow shifter. 1893



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"Shift: A Journey Through Time and Perspectives" The 1919 solar eclipse mesmerized the world, as darkness momentarily shifted reality under the celestial dance of sun and moon. Deep in the heart of South Wales, coal miners toiled tirelessly in shaft lifts, their daily routines marked by a constant shift between light and darkness. Amidst the chaos of war, women found solace on the football field, showcasing their strength and resilience with every swift shift of strategy. The hollow-face illusion artwork challenged our perception, forcing us to question what is real and what is merely a clever shift in perspective. David Wright's masterpiece "Night Shift" captured the essence of nocturnal laborers who embraced solitude while society slept – a poignant reminder that some shifts occur when others rest. Once again, the 1919 solar eclipse cast its ethereal spell upon humanity; an event that reminded us how even nature itself can experience a cosmic shift from light to dark. In Hook Colliery, Pembrokeshire, South Wales, miners shared an intricate relationship with their owners – one where power dynamics constantly shifted like tectonic plates beneath their feet. Descending into lift shafts deep underground was not just another day at work for miners; it symbolized a profound metaphorical shift from surface-level existence to delving into unknown depths within themselves. As Wellington reorganized his defense during the Battle of Waterloo, he orchestrated strategic shifts that would alter history forever - proving that sometimes victory lies in adaptability rather than brute force alone. Typewriter keys held fortunes waiting to be unlocked through wordsmithing prowess – each keystroke representing a potential shift towards success or failure on paper. In this captivating journey through time and perspectives, we witness various forms of "shift" - whether it be celestial events altering our perception or societal changes reshaping lives.