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"From Grandstands to Mobile Chimney Sweeps: A Glimpse into the World of Stands" The roar of the crowd fills the grandstand at Saratoga Race Course, NY State

Background imageStands Collection: The Embankment, London on wet night with Policeman and Trams

The Embankment, London on wet night with Policeman and Trams
A truly superb postcard photograph of The Embankment, London on wet night. The lights cast a strange eerie glow on the scene, magnified through the windows of a row of parked trams

Background imageStands Collection: Grandstand at Saratoga Race Course, NY State, USA

Grandstand at Saratoga Race Course, NY State, USA Date: 1906

Background imageStands Collection: The Favourite Wins by H. M. Bateman

The Favourite Wins by H. M. Bateman
Humorous illustration by H.M. Bateman showing a reversal of roles. A group of jockeys in different coloured silks sprint for the finishing post while excitable horses in the stands cheer on the winner

Background imageStands Collection: Hares and Graces by Harry Woolley

Hares and Graces by Harry Woolley
A glamorous looking young woman in a yellow dress and hat walks her champion greyhounds around the track before a race at a greyhound racing stadium

Background imageStands Collection: Suffragette Pankhurst Manchester Docks

Suffragette Pankhurst Manchester Docks. Mrs. Pankhurst stands in the dock, resplendent in picture hat and votes for women sash. A reference to the fact that the Pankhursts hailed from Manchester

Background imageStands Collection: Queen Victoria and Abdul Karim, c. 1890

Queen Victoria and Abdul Karim, c. 1890
Photographic portrait of Queen Victoria (1819-1901) of Great Britain and Ireland and Empress of India, pictured at her writing desk, c.1890

Background imageStands Collection: Fidel Castro / Baseball

Fidel Castro / Baseball
Fidel Castro stands on the pitchers mound at the Cerro, Havanas baseball stadium, where he often went to pitch an innings. *UNAVAILABLE FOR USE IN ASIA AT PRESENT*

Background imageStands Collection: The midnight sun lights up the giant steel boat sculpture that stands on the waters edge at

The midnight sun lights up the giant steel boat sculpture that stands on the waters edge at Reykjavik, Iceland, Polar Regions

Background imageStands Collection: Talking Mongoose House

Talking Mongoose House
The home of Voirrey Irving at Cashens Gap, Isle of Man, where Gef, the " Talking Mongoose" manifested : Voirrey stands with her father at the front door

Background imageStands Collection: Red Cross Dog Waiting

Red Cross Dog Waiting
A Malinois (Belgian Shepherd Dog) trained for work as a French Red Cross dog. Duc II, stands ready for action

Background imageStands Collection: Navin Field (Briggs Stadium), Detroit, Michigan, USA

Navin Field (Briggs Stadium), Detroit, Michigan, USA - Home of the Tigers. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageStands Collection: Milkman delivering milk

Milkman delivering milk
Fresh milk is delivered by the milkman, who stands by his milk float. Date: 1975

Background imageStands Collection: Interior view of Celtic Park, home of Glasgow Celtic football club in Parkhead

Interior view of Celtic Park, home of Glasgow Celtic football club in Parkhead. May 1962

Background imageStands Collection: Sika deer, Spotted Deer or Japanese Deer (Cervus nippon), stag

Sika deer, Spotted Deer or Japanese Deer (Cervus nippon), stag

Background imageStands Collection: Gypsy Woman on Caravan

Gypsy Woman on Caravan
A Gypsy woman stands by the entrance to the family caravan on an encampment in Surrey as a pet dog looks on

Background imageStands Collection: Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx)

Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx)

Background imageStands Collection: Princess Louise

Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll (1848-1939) shown in the late 1860s with a pet dog. Louise was the fourth daughter and sixth child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

Background imageStands Collection: Mobile Chimney Sweep

Mobile Chimney Sweep
A chimney sweep stands with his equipment beside his car which has a model of a chimney on the roof with a broom sticking out of the top, to advertise his trade

Background imageStands Collection: W Churchill / In Doorway

W Churchill / In Doorway
WINSTON CHURCHILL British statesman and author Stands in a doorway in 1940

Background imageStands Collection: Suffragette Hyde Park Demonstration 1908

Suffragette Hyde Park Demonstration 1908. Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst stands beside Mrs. Wolstenholme Elmy (1833-1918) Pioneer Suffragist then aged 75 yrs, in a Votes for Women sash

Background imageStands Collection: Lewisham Military Hospital, High Street, Lewisham

Lewisham Military Hospital, High Street, Lewisham
Lewisham Military Hospital operated during the First World War in the premises of the Lewisham Union workhouse. A large sign bearing the red cross symbol stands over the entrance. Date: Date unknown

Background imageStands Collection: Kenilworth Race Track, Buffalo, New York, USA

Kenilworth Race Track, Buffalo, New York, USA Date: circa 1906

Background imageStands Collection: The FA Cup Final 1899

The FA Cup Final 1899
The 1899 FA Cup Final was contested by Sheffield United and Derby County at Crystal Palace, London. Sheffield United won 4-1, with goals scored by John Almond, Walter Bennett

Background imageStands Collection: Some Grand National

Some Grand National
A number of jockeys who were expected to ride in the 1938 Grand National Steeplechase at Aintree " walking the plank" at the famous Bechers Brook

Background imageStands Collection: Yankee Stadium - New York

Yankee Stadium - New York
A view of the extreior Indiana limestone facade and main entrance of the original Yankee Stadium in The Bronx in New York City

Background imageStands Collection: Elderly Gypsy Woman

Elderly Gypsy Woman
An elderly gypsy woman with long dark hair and wearing a thick cardigan stands in front of the brightly painted family caravan at an encampment in Surrey

Background imageStands Collection: Ras Taffari Applauded

Ras Taffari Applauded
The Regent ras Taffari assumes the title of Negus, and is applauded as he stands on the steps of his palace at Addis- Ababa

Background imageStands Collection: Naval Captain 1800

Naval Captain 1800
A captain of the Royal Navy stands on the taffrail, on the poop deck of his vessel

Background imageStands Collection: Woman & Aspidistra Photo

Woman & Aspidistra Photo
A woman in an enormous hat festooned with plumes & fabric sits in the garden outside her door. She rests her arm upon a small, 3 legged table on which stands an aspidistra in a pot

Background imageStands Collection: Sandown Park Racecourse, 1875

Sandown Park Racecourse, 1875
Engraving showing the track and stands of the then newly constructed Sandown Park Racecourse, 1875

Background imageStands Collection: Cyclists & Windmills

Cyclists & Windmills
Three men cyclists admire the the two windmills at Outwood, Surrey, England. The left one was built in 1665 and still stands today. The right, built 1790, blew down in a gale 1960

Background imageStands Collection: The state tinkers, Gillray, James, 1756-1815, engraver, Published Feb y 10th

The state tinkers, Gillray, James, 1756-1815, engraver, Published Feb y 10th 1780 by W. Humphrey, 1780. 1 print : engraving, color. Three men breaking a large bowl which is cracked and patched

Background imageStands Collection: A Bristol Boxkite under test at Filton

A Bristol Boxkite under test at Filton. Stanley White stands with his back to the camera wearing a flat cap and long overcoat. The site is now covered by the Filton Works Lab and Odeon

Background imageStands Collection: Viking on British Shore

Viking on British Shore
A formidable Viking warrior stands on a British shore, with a longship behind him

Background imageStands Collection: Circus Clown Pointing

Circus Clown Pointing
A young child, with a hoop decorated with flowers, rides on the back of a skewbald (brown and white) horse, while a clown stands and points

Background imageStands Collection: Hunting Alphabet - I

Hunting Alphabet - I
I stands for Industry (the name of a hound) and no better dog will ever be found

Background imageStands Collection: Crossing River on Reed

Crossing River on Reed
The Chinese patriarch, the Bodhidharma Po-Ti Ta-Mo, needing to cross the Yangtse river, stands on a reed which obligingly ferries him over

Background imageStands Collection: Reading in a Field

Reading in a Field
A girl stands in a field reading her book

Background imageStands Collection: Covent Garden Market

Covent Garden Market
COVENT GARDEN Early morning; a 21 year-old chap (Alfred John Lewis) in a flat cap, stands surrounded by baskets and crates of apples, fruit and vegetables

Background imageStands Collection: Salmon Catch

Salmon Catch
What a whopper! A Victorian gentleman stands proudly next to the salmon he has caught

Background imageStands Collection: Quaker Meeting / Lauron

Quaker Meeting / Lauron
A Quaker meeting - a woman stands on an upturned barrel to preach

Background imageStands Collection: Electric Fires 1929

Electric Fires 1929
Electrical heaters give cosy warmth instantly day and night no fumes no smoke, products for Harrods catalogue electrical department. 1929

Background imageStands Collection: Young smiling man wearing underwear standing in front of nostalgic wallpaper

Young smiling man wearing underwear standing in front of nostalgic wallpaper

Background imageStands Collection: A woman in a magnificent costume poses in front of Gondolas during the Venice Carnival

A woman in a magnificent costume poses in front of Gondolas during the Venice Carnival, Venice Lagoon, St. Marks Square, Venice, Italy

Background imageStands Collection: Fantastic Adventures - The Secret of Elenas Tomb

Fantastic Adventures - The Secret of Elenas Tomb
Cover of Fantastic Adventures, September 1947, featuring the story The Secret of Elenas Tomb by Karl Tanzler von Cosel. A young woman in long white dress stands on a tomb with the inscription Elena

Background imageStands Collection: Father Cmas / Chimney / Car

Father Cmas / Chimney / Car
Father Christmas stands on his rope ladder among the snowy rooftops and drops a toy car down a lucky childs chimney

Background imageStands Collection: Richard Vines at Crawford Notch

Richard Vines at Crawford Notch
British explorer Richard Vines at Crawford Notch, in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Vines stands by a river, holding a walking stick, as he makes his way along the pass. Date: 1619

Background imageStands Collection: View of the Clock End of Highbury Stadium, Arsenal Football Ground. December 1984

View of the Clock End of Highbury Stadium, Arsenal Football Ground. December 1984



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"From Grandstands to Mobile Chimney Sweeps: A Glimpse into the World of Stands" The roar of the crowd fills the grandstand at Saratoga Race Course, NY State, USA as horses thunder down the track. H. M. Bateman's iconic illustration captures the exhilaration as "The Favourite Wins" and spectators erupt in cheers. Suffragette Pankhurst stands tall at Manchester Docks, fighting for women's rights amidst a sea of supporters. Even Fidel Castro takes a break from politics to enjoy America's favorite pastime, baseball, standing proudly on the field. Harry Woolley's painting "Hares and Graces" portrays elegant ladies in their finest attire standing gracefully at a social event. Queen Victoria and Abdul Karim share an unlikely friendship that defies societal norms, captured in this photograph from c. 1890 where they stand side by side. The milkman delivering fresh milk each morning reminds us of simpler times when he would stand patiently outside our doors with his trusty cart. In Reykjavik, Iceland, even art stands out as the midnight sun illuminates a giant steel boat sculpture on the water's edge - truly breathtaking. Step inside Talking Mongoose House and discover an intriguing tale about a mysterious creature who stood upright like a human and spoke. Red Cross Dog Waiting faithfully by its owner’s side demonstrates loyalty that knows no bounds – reminding us what it means to stand by someone through thick and thin. Mobile Chimney Sweep moves swiftly from house to house ensuring clean chimneys while leaving behind trails of sooty footprints wherever he stands. Navin Field (Briggs Stadium) witnessed countless unforgettable moments as fans stood together cheering for their beloved Detroit Tigers. In various forms - be it physical or metaphorical - they have played significant roles in history, art, sports, and everyday life.