Picture of the day American actor James Dean was killed in a car crash on the 30th September 1955. Read more...
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We are delighted to represent images from the fascinating collection of Dr N.P. Jewell documenting his time as a doctor in east Africa in the early part of the 20th century. The photographs are featured in a recently-published book On Call in Africa, in War and Peace, 1910-1932, a remarkable account based on Dr Jewell's official diaries and personal memoirs.
The March of the Women Collection documents the history of the women's movement in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Compiled over 30 years, it focuses on the suffragette movement and the role of women during the First World War, and features portraits of leading players such as Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst.