United Kingdom

Explore the rich history of the United Kingdom through vintage photos taken over the last few hundred years.
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The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has a rich history that began with the settlement of modern humans approx. 30,000 years ago. Through exploration of the world many people from around the globe can trace their roots to various parts of the U.K.
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A photo of Herbert James Graham Gilmour
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Aug 2, 1883 - Sep 19, 1914
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A photo of Winston Churchill
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Nov 30, 1874 - Jan 24, 1965
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A photo of Winston Churchill
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Nov 30, 1874 - Jan 24, 1965
Added Nov 4, 2019 by: Amanda S. Stevenson
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A photo of Harold Edward Pitt
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Sep 8, 1884 - Feb 2, 1915
Added Aug 24, 2019 by: Anthony Schuck
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The Great War was three years old when this U.S. contingent arrived at Wellington Barracks, in London, in 1917 before heading out to the front The Yanks have arrived.
Added Mar 26, 2019 by: Gaye Thomas
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Taken in the late 1860's or early 1870's at the West Riding Lunatic Asylum located in West Yorkshire England in a city called Wakefield. It is unknown what this patient might have suffered from at the time. Up through the 1900s people suffering from mental conditions were often restrained using apparatus such as this in asylums both in European and USA..
A photo of Queen Victoria of the British Empire - smiling! Born in 1819, photography became available to the masses (and popular) during her reign. Victoria died in 1901 at the age of 81.
Added Oct 23, 2017 by: Kathy Pinna
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A recently discovered color photo of King Edward VII, son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. He reigned from Victoria's death in 1901 until his death in 1910.
Added Oct 19, 2017 by: Kathy Pinna
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A photo found in my father's old barn. On the back of the photo is written the name "Janett Pool". There is no other identifying information.
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Unknown - Unknown
Added May 5, 2016 by: Estella Houston
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A photo of Frederick George Green (1921 - 1942)
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Mar 5, 1921 - Sep 27, 1942
Added Dec 26, 2015 by: Peter Green
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A photo of Ethel Granger, who had the smallest waist size in recent history measuring in at 36-13-39. She first put on a corset to please her husband, astronomer William Arnold Granger. And then he bought smaller and smaller corsets, asking her to wear them 24 hours a day - she complied. Her beginning waist size was 23 inches. She made the Guinness Book of Records and was the record holder until 1998, when they changed the category to "Woman alive with the smallest waist".
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Apr 12, 1905 - c. May 1982
A photo of Gervase Thomas Gurney Hunter
Added Jul 29, 2015 by: Oliver Hunter
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A photo of Thomas Leonard Cromwell
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1890 - Oct 18, 1916
Added May 30, 2015 by: Jan Brock
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Gambier Curtis Reeks (1864-1917) was the younger brother of my great-great-grandfather, Alfred Augustus Reeks. Their family owned a photography business in England. He married Rachel Woodnutt in 1895 and had three children: Frederick (1891), Elsie (1894), and Ida (1896).
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1864 - 1917
This photo, which was dated 1928, was sent to my great-grandfather, Reginald, from his younger brother Herbert Reeks (born in 1900) and his new wife, Winifred. The Reeks family was from London, England; Reginald and another brother, Frank, immigrated to the United States in the early 1900s, while the rest of the family, including Herbert, stayed in England.
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1900 - Unknown
A photo of Stephen Pilcher
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July 1862 - Mar 6, 1918
A photo of Smith mystery women taken about 1905 at 10 Stainsby street, St. Leonards on sea Susssex.
A photo of Wilkin Nuttall on his submarine
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1920 - Aug 11, 1942
A photo of Hayward, William, and Ernest Hatten
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Sep 22, 1874 - December 1952
A photo of Lilian Catherine (Rae) Aitchison
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Nov 10, 1893 - Sep 20, 1987
A photo of Alice Sophia (Baldwin) Windeler
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May 3, 1885 - Oct 14, 1977
A photo of Alexander Millar and family
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1893 - Oct 16, 1915
A photo of Robert Swan Aitchison
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Jun 7, 1854 - Feb 25, 1937
Amy Winehouse London photoshoot, 2007
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Sep 14, 1983 - Jul 23, 2011
Added Jan 4 by: Mary Neeley
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Amy Winehouse July 14, 2007, near her home in Camden, North London
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Sep 14, 1983 - Jul 23, 2011
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Lieutenant Colonel Ernest Henry Montresor commanding volunteers in Brighton
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Nov 20, 1863 - Sep 14, 1914
A behind-the-scenes shot of The Crystal Chamber during production of the 1982 film The Dark Crystal.
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Sep 24, 1936 - May 16, 1990
Jim Henson & Aughra from The Dark Crystal - a popular 1982 puppet-animated high fantasy film directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz. The film was shot in England and many talented individuals worked on it including Trevor Jones (music) and Brian Froud (design).
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Sep 24, 1936 - May 16, 1990
Added Dec 6, 2020 by: Daniel Pinna
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Janet (my mum) on her wedding day. She married Anthony Robert Martin in 1959 and was 21 years of age.
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Jul 19, 1938 - Aug 5, 2020
This photograph was taken before Frederick Owen went to war in WWI. He is sat next to his mother Sarah Ann Owen (Thacker) and amongst his family. Frederick died in France 1918. Private 41896 Frederick Owen. 3rd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died France and Flanders 10/04/1918.
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December 1898 - Apr 10, 1918
Added Nov 23, 2020 by: Jo Lodge
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Millicent photographed with her young son Norman.
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Oct 31, 1874 - Jan 9, 1937
Added Nov 23, 2020 by: Jo Lodge
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My grandfather Arthur Sydney Charles Cook ,nana Ellen Veronica Cook nee Hart and great grandfather George William Hart...
Added Oct 27, 2020 by: Annetta B
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Peggy Bartlett – My mother's best friend Died: 26 Sept 1940 in a London air raid
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c. 1924 - Sep 26, 1940
Added Oct 4, 2020 by: Ken Lloyd
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Amy Winehouse with her beloved producer, Saalam Remi at the Donny Hathaway tribute concert, MENCAP benefit, Union Chapel, Islington, UK. Nov. 24, 2006
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Sep 14, 1983 - Jul 23, 2011
Added Sep 22, 2020 by: Mary Neeley
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Photo of Amy Winehouse taken by Mark Okoh in her apartment in London, 2004
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Sep 14, 1983 - Jul 23, 2011
Added Sep 22, 2020 by: Mary Neeley
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This is a photo of Norris Vaux Heppenstall added by India Hall on September 22, 2020.
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February 1918 - c. Apr 6, 1945
Added Sep 22, 2020 by: India Hall
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This is a photo of Windsor Castle 1906 added by Jesse Dean Williams on September 17, 2020.
In cockpit of his Bi-plane. 1919. First of the Royal Flying Core to become the RAF. Flying as courier for the ww1 peace process. Stalled and nose dived into the ground. He was kiLledrod and Navigator badly injured.
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c. 1897 - Feb 26, 1919
Added Sep 17, 2020 by: D'Arcy Richards
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This is a photo of David Frederick Attenborough added by Hannah Grace on September 12, 2020.
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May 8, 1926 - Unknown
Added Sep 12, 2020 by: Hannah Grace
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A photo of Dame Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg, DBE in the tv show "The Avengers." She played Mrs. Peel on this show which ran from 1961 - 1969 in the UK.
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Jul 20, 1938 - Sep 10, 2020
Added Sep 10, 2020 by: Kathy Pinna
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Amy Winehouse at the BlackBerry Launch Party, Sanderson Hotel, London, Oct. 7, 2004
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Sep 14, 1983 - Jul 23, 2011
Added Sep 9, 2020 by: Mary Neeley
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Young Warwick Davis as Wicket in Return of the Jedi
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Feb 3, 1970 - Unknown
Amy Winehouse advertising the annual "Red Nose Day, Comic Relief" annual benefit in London. Photo taken on March 18, 2011.
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Sep 14, 1983 - Jul 23, 2011
Added Sep 8, 2020 by: Mary Neeley
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Amy Winehouse while she was attending the Susi Earnshaw school in the mid 1990's
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Sep 14, 1983 - Jul 23, 2011
Added Sep 1, 2020 by: Mary Neeley
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Henry was in the 135th Herts yeomanry RA and was with colonel Toosey’s men on Bridge over the river Kwai, He died 6th August 1945 and is buried in Kanchanburi Thailand.
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c. 1913 - Aug 6, 1945
My Grandad as a toddler
This is a photo of Thomas George Cassidy added by Caryn Decker on August 21, 2020.
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Sep 15, 1903 - July 1989
Added Aug 21, 2020 by: Caryn Decker
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Handsome man this is my Granddad when he was about 20
Added Aug 21, 2020 by: Caryn Decker
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Amy Winehouse performing at the Koko Club, Camden, North London for the Live Album Chart Show, 2006
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Sep 14, 1983 - Jul 23, 2011
Added Aug 20, 2020 by: Mary Neeley
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Amy Winehouse playing keyboards in her house in Camden, North London, 2007, soon after winning the 2007 MTV Artist's Choice Awards.
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Sep 14, 1983 - Jul 23, 2011
Added Aug 20, 2020 by: Mary Neeley
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Amy Winehouse and her favorite Starbucks coffee. Camden, London, July 10, 2008
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Sep 14, 1983 - Jul 23, 2011
Added Aug 18, 2020 by: Mary Neeley
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Florance about 1949, Quegley Gloucestershire area.
Amy Winehouse 2007 photoshoot.
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Sep 14, 1983 - Jul 23, 2011
Added Aug 14, 2020 by: Mary Neeley
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Amy Winehouse NME photoshoot, July 11, 2007
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Sep 14, 1983 - Jul 23, 2011
Added Aug 14, 2020 by: Mary Neeley
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Amy Winehouse from a 2007 Vogue photoshoot
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Sep 14, 1983 - Jul 23, 2011
Added Aug 13, 2020 by: Mary Neeley
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Amy Winehouse posing with an owl for a school picture.
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Sep 14, 1983 - Jul 23, 2011
Added Aug 10, 2020 by: Mary Neeley
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Amy Winehouse, London 2006
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Sep 14, 1983 - Jul 23, 2011
Added Aug 10, 2020 by: Mary Neeley
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Amy Winehouse happily signing autographs at the Ivor Novello Awards, London. May 27, 2004
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Sep 14, 1983 - Jul 23, 2011
Added Aug 8, 2020 by: Mary Neeley
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Amy Winehouse, Nov. 6, 2003 photoshoot for Harper's and Queen's mag in London.
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Sep 14, 1983 - Jul 23, 2011
Added Aug 6, 2020 by: Mary Neeley
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Amy Winehouse photoshoot for Harper's and Queen magazine. London, Nov. 6, 2003
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Sep 14, 1983 - Jul 23, 2011
Added Aug 5, 2020 by: Mary Neeley
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This is a photo of William Petty added by Rodrio7555 Rodrio7 on May 30, 2020.
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1737 - 1805
Added May 30, 2020 by: Rodrio7555 Rodrio7
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This is a photo of HAH Mould 1897 - 1963 added by Stan Mould on May 27, 2020.
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Added May 27, 2020 by: Stan Mould
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This is a photo of My father HAH Mould in 1925 added by Stan Mould on May 27, 2020.
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Added May 27, 2020 by: Stan Mould
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