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The Royal Aeronautical Society Collection, housed in the National Aerospace Library at Farnborough, beautifully documents the history of man's quest to conquer the skies. Founded in 1866, it contains an exceptional and comprehensive selection of pictures devoted to the history and development of aviation and aerospace.
Social historian Peter Higginbotham has an impressive collection of images of workhouses and their bleak, forbidding history. His detailed and extensive collection, exclusively represented by us, includes vintage photographs and prints, ephemera and modern photographs of surviving workhouse buildings, providing a comprehensive overview of the subject.