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"Capturing the Innocence: A Glimpse into Boyhood Through Time and Places" In the heart of Gorbals, Glasgow, two young boys stroll along a street in 1948

Background imageBoys Collection: Children playing outside Arsenal FCs Highbury Stadium 1972

Children playing outside Arsenal FCs Highbury Stadium 1972

Background imageBoys Collection: Gorbals area of Glasgow; Two young boys walking along a street in 1948

Gorbals area of Glasgow; Two young boys walking along a street in 1948
31st January 1948: Two boys walking along a street in the run-down Gorbals area of Glasgow. The Gorbals tenements were built quickly and cheaply in the 1840s

Background imageBoys Collection: Mont Ventoux, Provence, France, Europe

Mont Ventoux, Provence, France, Europe

Background imageBoys Collection: Coal mine in England, 1850s

Coal mine in England, 1850s
Removing coal in the Bradley mine, Staffordshire, England, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageBoys Collection: Pragues Old Town Square Christmas Market viewed from the Astronomical Clock during

Pragues Old Town Square Christmas Market viewed from the Astronomical Clock during blue hour, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Prague, Czech Republic, Europe

Background imageBoys Collection: David Essex with Ringo Starr at the mini golf

David Essex with Ringo Starr at the mini golf
The characters Jim (Essex) and Mike (Starr) in a scene set at the funfair where they work in Claude Whathams That ll Be The Day (1973)

Background imageBoys Collection: Skinny-Dippers

Skinny-Dippers
A British policewoman chasing after a group of naked street boys by the Serpentine in Hyde Park, London. (Photo by Reg Speller/Getty Images)

Background imageBoys Collection: The apprentice boys of Derry shutting the gates

The apprentice boys of Derry shutting the gates
Some of the thirteen apprentice boys of Derry (also known as Londonderry) who shut the gates of the Protestant Irish city against a Jacobite (Catholic) army who then laid siege in 1688-89

Background imageBoys Collection: A skinhead in Coventrys shopping precinct. 4th October 1969

A skinhead in Coventrys shopping precinct. 4th October 1969

Background imageBoys Collection: Children playing in the back alleys of a Goven tenement block. September 1956

Children playing in the back alleys of a Goven tenement block. September 1956

Background imageBoys Collection: Looe Bridge, Looe, Cornwall. 1890s

Looe Bridge, Looe, Cornwall. 1890s
View towards Looe bridge from the bank of the river by the railway station. Some work can be seen underway on the railway line towards the bridge. Photographer: Surgeon Captain John Campbell

Background imageBoys Collection: Jumping for joy at Camber Sands in Sussex. 1934

Jumping for joy at Camber Sands in Sussex. 1934

Background imageBoys Collection: Ferris Town, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Ferris Town, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s
A view down the south side of Ferris Town, towards Frances Street. A number of children are standing in the street with delivery cart further down the road

Background imageBoys Collection: The Run Home, Henry Scott Tuke (1858-1929)

The Run Home, Henry Scott Tuke (1858-1929)
Oil on canvas, Newlyn School, late 19th century / early 20th century. Henry Scott Tuke was born into a Quaker family in Lawrence Street, York

Background imageBoys Collection: Napoleon and the English Drummer Boy

Napoleon and the English Drummer Boy
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Victorian Antique Engraving of Napoleon and the English Drummer Boy Victorian Engraving from Chatterbox Illustrated Magazine. Published in 1894

Background imageBoys Collection: The Lennox-Boyd family. Around 1912

The Lennox-Boyd family. Around 1912
Studio photograph of Alan Tindal Lennox-Boyd with his brothers and mother, Florence Annie Begbie (1870-1949). Standing: George Edward Lennox-Boyd (1902-1943); seated children

Background imageBoys Collection: The Lennox-Boyd brothers. Around 1912

The Lennox-Boyd brothers. Around 1912
Studio photograph of Alan Tindal Lennox-Boyd with his brothers. From left to right: George Edward Lennox-Boyd (1902-1943), Alan Tindal Lennox-Boyd (1904-1983)

Background imageBoys Collection: African people

African people
Antique illustration of a African people

Background imageBoys Collection: Illustration of ancient East African city of Axum showing people working marble in the foreground

Illustration of ancient East African city of Axum showing people working marble in the foreground, conical grass huts, and royal palace in background

Background imageBoys Collection: Harbour scene, Padstow, Cornwall. 12th June 1906

Harbour scene, Padstow, Cornwall. 12th June 1906
The fishing boats in the foreground are Royal Highlander PW11 and Annie PW10. The schooner, in the background right, is the Guiding Star. BM70 Succeed can also be seen. Photographer: Herbert Hughes

Background imageBoys Collection: A sack race in Swanley, Kent. 1939

A sack race in Swanley, Kent. 1939

Background imageBoys Collection: Tuke, Henry Scott (1858-1929) artist. Ruby, gold and malachite, 1902

Tuke, Henry Scott (1858-1929) artist. Ruby, gold and malachite, 1902

Background imageBoys Collection: Backyard carnival, 1800s

Backyard carnival, 1800s
Children putting on a circus in the backyarrd, 1800s. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBoys Collection: Russia, St. Petersburg; Two student soldiers walking in a snow storm

Russia, St. Petersburg; Two student soldiers walking in a snow storm

Background imageBoys Collection: Francis Langfords Singing Scholars in Maurice Elveys Fun at St Fanny s

Francis Langfords Singing Scholars in Maurice Elveys Fun at St Fanny s
Francis Langfords Singing Scholars in Maurice Elveys Fun at St Fannys (1954)

Background imageBoys Collection: Lalibela boy wearing a Haile Selassie t-shirt, Lalibela, Wollo, Ethiopia, Africa

Lalibela boy wearing a Haile Selassie t-shirt, Lalibela, Wollo, Ethiopia, Africa

Background imageBoys Collection: The beach and seafront, Exmouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom, Europe

The beach and seafront, Exmouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageBoys Collection: Carvedras Viaduct, St Georges Road, Truro, Cornwall. Before 1902

Carvedras Viaduct, St Georges Road, Truro, Cornwall. Before 1902
View south down St Georges Road of Isambard Kingdom Brunels original timber fanned viaduct. This viaduct was replaced by an all stone structure which opened on the 17 August 1902

Background imageBoys Collection: Meat Market

Meat Market
circa 1890: A young boy pushing a trolley in front of the Central Meat Market at Smithfield. (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)

Background imageBoys Collection: East Looe Quay, Cornwall. 1904

East Looe Quay, Cornwall. 1904
Two schooners can be seen tied up along the quay, the Mary of Glasgow and Priscilla. On the right a line of railway trucks full of coal from the Liskeard and Looe Railway. Photographer: Herbert Hughes

Background imageBoys Collection: Court Cocking, St Ives, Cornwall. 1890

Court Cocking, St Ives, Cornwall. 1890
Four people on the steps flanking Court Cocking. Photographer: Edward Ashton

Background imageBoys Collection: Market Street, Falmouth, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Market Street, Falmouth, Cornwall. Early 1900s
John Burtons Old Curiosity Shop at 27 Market Street. Photographer: Arthur Philp

Background imageBoys Collection: Old town an beach, fortress church Notre Dame des Anges, Collioure, Pyrenees-Orientales

Old town an beach, fortress church Notre Dame des Anges, Collioure, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon, France, Mediterranean, Europe

Background imageBoys Collection: NYC Financial District

NYC Financial District
New York, New York: January 16, 1924. Looking south down Broad St, in the heart of the financial district, with the New York Stock Exchange at the right

Background imageBoys Collection: Traditional houses in the colorful old town of Cartagena, Colombia, South America

Traditional houses in the colorful old town of Cartagena, Colombia, South America

Background imageBoys Collection: Sunset over the high rise buildings on Waikiki Beach, Oahu, Hawaii, United States of America

Sunset over the high rise buildings on Waikiki Beach, Oahu, Hawaii, United States of America, Pacific

Background imageBoys Collection: Children with national flag, South Africa, Africa

Children with national flag, South Africa, Africa

Background imageBoys Collection: Two street children dressed in the style of Krishna at Diwali festival time

Two street children dressed in the style of Krishna at Diwali festival time, begging for alms from temple visitors, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India, Asia

Background imageBoys Collection: Boy lighting Hanukkah candles

Boy lighting Hanukkah candles

Background imageBoys Collection: Market Street, Falmouth, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Market Street, Falmouth, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Market Street, Falmouth looking from Olivers boot and shoe shop, No. 31. Photographer: Arthur Philp

Background imageBoys Collection: People of the River statue by Chong Fah Cheong of children jumping into the river in Singapore

People of the River statue by Chong Fah Cheong of children jumping into the river in Singapore, Republic of Singapore

Background imageBoys Collection: The Boy Jacka, Henry Scott Tuke (1858-1929)

The Boy Jacka, Henry Scott Tuke (1858-1929)
Oil on canvas, Newlyn School, 1886-1888. Full length portrait of boy against a green door. Henry Scott Tuke was born into a Quaker family in Lawrence Street, York

Background imageBoys Collection: Picture No. 10780619

Picture No. 10780619
Ethiopia - child surma: tribe of south west Ethiopia. Taking and drinking the blood of a cow Date:

Background imageBoys Collection: Surface buildings, possibly one of the Basset Mines, Illogan, Cornwall. Around 1906

Surface buildings, possibly one of the Basset Mines, Illogan, Cornwall. Around 1906
Reginald Colwell James (1890-1974) of St Columb Major, with mine buildings in the background (thought to perhaps be one of the Basset Mines)

Background imageBoys Collection: Mike and Jim on the dodgem

Mike and Jim on the dodgem
David Essex and Ringo Starr in a scene at the funfair from That ll Be The Day (1973)

Background imageBoys Collection: Ringo Starr and David Essex share a laugh

Ringo Starr and David Essex share a laugh
A scene from That ll Be The Day (1973) where the characters of Mike (Ringo Starr) and Jim (David Essex) share a laugh at the funfair where they work together

Background imageBoys Collection: Abraham Lincoln and his family, 1860s

Abraham Lincoln and his family, 1860s
President Abraham Lincoln and his family reading a book in the White House. Digitally colored halftone reproduction of an illustration

Background imageBoys Collection: Pupils of Ross Place School, Ardwick, Manchester, jump across a sea of mud to enter

Pupils of Ross Place School, Ardwick, Manchester, jump across a sea of mud to enter school. December 1970




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"Capturing the Innocence: A Glimpse into Boyhood Through Time and Places" In the heart of Gorbals, Glasgow, two young boys stroll along a street in 1948, their laughter echoing through the bustling neighborhood. Prague's Old Town Square Christmas Market comes alive as seen from the Astronomical Clock, where two boys marvel at the enchanting festivities that fill the air with joy. Mont Ventoux stands tall in Provence, France, as two adventurous boys conquer its summit, their spirits soaring higher than ever before amidst breathtaking European landscapes. Journey back to England's coal mines in the 1850s when young boys faced adversity beyond their years; yet even then, they found moments of camaraderie and fleeting childhood joys. Outside Arsenal FC's Highbury Stadium in 1972, children play with unwavering passion and dreams of emulating their football idols on those hallowed grounds. Jumping for joy knows no bounds at Camber Sands in Sussex during a sunny day in 1934; these carefree boys relish every moment spent by the seaside. The Lennox-Boyd family captures an era around 1912 when brothers shared secrets and adventures while cherishing familial bonds that would withstand time itself. David Essex shares a lighthearted moment with Ringo Starr at mini golf—a testament to how friendships can bridge gaps between different worlds and industries. Skinny-dippers embrace freedom without inhibitions—boys finding solace within nature's embrace as they create memories that will forever remain etched upon their souls. Padstow Harbor scene paints a picturesque backdrop on June 12th, 1906—two mischievous boys embark on countless escapades against Cornwall's stunning coastal charm.