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Burning Collection

In the face of danger, a heroic fireman fearlessly rushes into the burning inferno to rescue a young girl trapped inside

Background imageBurning Collection: Heroic fireman rescuing girl from fire

Heroic fireman rescuing girl from fire
Heroic fireman rescuing a girl from a fire

Background imageBurning Collection: Candle

Candle burning in a glass container

Background imageBurning Collection: Heroic fireman rescuing girl from fire

Heroic fireman rescuing girl from fire
Heroic fireman rescuing a girl from a fire. Date: 19th century

Background imageBurning Collection: LCC-LFB Dockhead fire station, Bermondsey

LCC-LFB Dockhead fire station, Bermondsey
Built by the London County Council (LCC) and opened in 1928, Dockhead fire station replaced two older Bermondsey fire stations that were closed down

Background imageBurning Collection: Fire

Fire. Logs burning on a campfire

Background imageBurning Collection: Blowing glass in a British factory, 1800s

Blowing glass in a British factory, 1800s
Workers in a crown-glass factory, Great Britain, early 1800s. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBurning Collection: Volcano Kimanura Nyamulagira Virungas, Zaire, Africa

Volcano Kimanura Nyamulagira Virungas, Zaire, Africa
AW-4153 VOLCANO ERUPTION Kimanura - Nyamulgira Virungas, Democratic Repubulic of Congo (formerly Zaire) Adrian Warren Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageBurning Collection: HMS Iron Duke and the Great Fire of Smyrna, 1922

HMS Iron Duke and the Great Fire of Smyrna, 1922
A vivid photograph of the burning of Smyrna after its capture by the Turks, with HMS Iron Duke, the flagship of the Mediterranean fleet, in the foreground. Date: 1922

Background imageBurning Collection: Charcoal burners in Mark Ash Wood in the New Forest, England. On the left one of

Charcoal burners in Mark Ash Wood in the New Forest, England. On the left one of the charcoal burners is controlling the burning of the clamp

Background imageBurning Collection: Burning the candle at both ends C014 / 1258

Burning the candle at both ends C014 / 1258
Burning the candle at both ends. Conceptual image of a candle that is lit at both ends, representing overwork and exhaustion

Background imageBurning Collection: The destruction of York Minster, 1829 (engraving)

The destruction of York Minster, 1829 (engraving)
3103693 The destruction of York Minster, 1829 (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The destruction of York Minster, 1829)

Background imageBurning Collection: Recruitment Poster 'Remember Scarborough! Enlist Now', pub

Recruitment Poster "Remember Scarborough! Enlist Now", pub
3025356 Recruitment Poster " Remember Scarborough! Enlist Now", pub. 1914 (colour lithograph) by Kemp-Welch, Edith (1869-1941); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageBurning Collection: Burning crosses at the annual bonfire night parade held in Lewes, East Sussex

Burning crosses at the annual bonfire night parade held in Lewes, East Sussex
England, East Sussex, Lewes, The annual bonfire night parade celebrating 17 protestant martyrs killed in the fifteen hundreds

Background imageBurning Collection: Illustration of Icarus and Daedalus

Illustration of Icarus and Daedalus

Background imageBurning Collection: LFDCA-LFB Dockhead fire station, Bermondsey

LFDCA-LFB Dockhead fire station, Bermondsey
Opened in 1928, Dockhead fire station became the setting for the fictitious Blackwall fire station in the popular television series Londons Burning

Background imageBurning Collection: LCC-LFB Dockhead fire station, Bermondsey SE1

LCC-LFB Dockhead fire station, Bermondsey SE1
Opened in 1928, Dockhead fire station was also the fictional fire station Blackwall in the highly acclaimed London Weekend Television series Londons Burning (1998-2002)

Background imageBurning Collection: Cornish tin mines, 19th century

Cornish tin mines, 19th century
Cornish tin mines, 19th-century artwork. These mines are in the parish of St Just in Penwith, Cornwall, UK. 19th-century tin mines in this area date back to 1721

Background imageBurning Collection: Netherlandish Proverbs illustrated in a village landscape

Netherlandish Proverbs illustrated in a village landscape
CH11386 Netherlandish Proverbs illustrated in a village landscape by Brueghel, Pieter the Younger (c.1564-1638); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageBurning Collection: Flame tests

Flame tests
Three ceramic dishes each containing burning ethanol. Each dish has a different colour flame due to chemicals that have been added to the ethanol

Background imageBurning Collection: Glass factory workers in Britain, 1800s

Glass factory workers in Britain, 1800s
Manufacturing glass at a flint-glass factory, Great Britain, 1800s. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBurning Collection: Merryweathers Engine

Merryweathers Engine
Merryweather Three-in-one Motor Fire-Engine, with a Fire Suds apparatus producing a semi-fluid substance which floats on burning liquids and smothers the flames

Background imageBurning Collection: Biggles / Fire / Plane

Biggles / Fire / Plane
The crumpled figure in the cockpit came to life : the female pilot in the burning plane points her gun at Biggles

Background imageBurning Collection: Zulu War Rorkes Drift

Zulu War Rorkes Drift
RORKEs DRIFT Soldiers and natives fighting

Background imageBurning Collection: LCC-LFB fatal warehouse fire, Langley Street WC2

LCC-LFB fatal warehouse fire, Langley Street WC2
Three firemen died fighting this blaze in a Covent Garden warehouse in Langley Street. The first crews to arrive, from Clerkenwell fire station, found the warehouse well alight

Background imageBurning Collection: RAF Poster, Back Them Up! WW2

RAF Poster, Back Them Up! WW2
RAF Poster, Back Them Up!, showing a raid by Hudson planes of the Coastal Command on German shipping at Aalesund, Norway, during the Second World War, in which eleven ships were hit. 1941

Background imageBurning Collection: Commandos Crossing the Rhine at Wesel; Second World War, 194

Commandos Crossing the Rhine at Wesel; Second World War, 194
Sketch showing the night crossing of the River Rhine, made by British Royal Marine Commandos of the 21st Army Group, near Wesel in Germany, 23rd March 1945

Background imageBurning Collection: Giant incense sticks, Chinese moon festival, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

Giant incense sticks, Chinese moon festival, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, Southeast Asia, Asia

Background imageBurning Collection: Boy lighting Hanukkah candles

Boy lighting Hanukkah candles

Background imageBurning Collection: The Burning Of Cranmer, 1556, (c1850)

The Burning Of Cranmer, 1556, (c1850). Thomas Cranmer was one of the first Anglican martyrs burned for heresy in 1556. Colour plate from Pictures of English History

Background imageBurning Collection: Launch of Vostok 1 spacecraft, 1961

Launch of Vostok 1 spacecraft, 1961
Launch of Vostok 1 spacecraft. Close-up of the exhaust flames of the rocket launching Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin (1934-1968) into orbit from Baikonur, Kazakhstan, on 12 April 1961

Background imageBurning Collection: Advent candles, Geneva, Switzerland, Europe

Advent candles, Geneva, Switzerland, Europe

Background imageBurning Collection: Primus Stove 1932

Primus Stove 1932
The Primus stove is an indispensable item in any campers equipment, burning paraffin gas without a wick, pumped by hand and extremely efficient

Background imageBurning Collection: Two Red & White Setters

Two Red & White Setters
Two Red and White Irish Setters settled companionably in front of a burning open fireplace

Background imageBurning Collection: Fire Engine in Action

Fire Engine in Action
A London fire-engine in action racing to a burning building

Background imageBurning Collection: UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA. The burning of the Rotunda at the University of Virginia

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA. The burning of the Rotunda at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville in 1896

Background imageBurning Collection: Love heart shape made out of burning candles and light

Love heart shape made out of burning candles and light
Love heart shape made out of candles and light

Background imageBurning Collection: CARTOON: GOUT, c1815. Origin of the Gout

CARTOON: GOUT, c1815. Origin of the Gout. An upper class man playing the cello finds his gouty leg burned by a devil. Colored etching by Henry William Bunbury, c1815

Background imageBurning Collection: LCC-LFB Dockhead fire station, Bermondsey

LCC-LFB Dockhead fire station, Bermondsey
Dockhead fire station, Bermondsey, SE London, built in 1928. This fire station was the location for the early seasons of the ITV series Londons Burning

Background imageBurning Collection: The Lantern Spectre by Katsushika Hokusai

The Lantern Spectre by Katsushika Hokusai
Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) - The Lantern Spectre. A burning paper lamp takes on the aspect of a spectral face - one of a set of Ghosts and Goblins. Date: circa 1810

Background imageBurning Collection: The Annunciation, 1597-1600, by El Greco

The Annunciation, 1597-1600, by El Greco
El Greco (1541-1614). Cretan painter. The Annunciation, 1597-1600. Prado Museum. Madrid. Spain

Background imageBurning Collection: WW1 Recruitment Poster -- Whos Absent?

WW1 Recruitment Poster -- Whos Absent?
Whos Absent? - Is It You? Chromolithograph recruitment poster, published by the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee. Printed by Andrew Reid and Company Limited, 50 Grey Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Background imageBurning Collection: Woman Burned At Stake For Witchcraft

Woman Burned At Stake For Witchcraft
An illustration depicts a woman being burned at the stake for the crime of engaging in witchcraft, circa 1692. (Photo by Kean Collection/Getty Images)

Background imageBurning Collection: Saturn V rocket launch, artwork

Saturn V rocket launch, artwork. The Saturn V was the launch vehicle for NASAs Apollo program of manned missions to the Moon. The Apollo program took place between 1961 and 1975

Background imageBurning Collection: In Greek mythology, Hestia was the goddess of the hearth and one of the 12 Olympian deities

In Greek mythology, Hestia was the goddess of the hearth and one of the 12 Olympian deities

Background imageBurning Collection: The Florentines Renouncing The Vanities By Order of Savonarola, 1890. Creator: Unknown

The Florentines Renouncing The Vanities By Order of Savonarola, 1890. Creator: Unknown
The Florentines Renouncing The Vanities By Order of Savonarola, 1890. Supporters of Girolamo Savonarola (1452-1498) Italian Dominican friar and preacher active in Renaissance Florence

Background imageBurning Collection: Naval Battle on the Mississippi, 1861 Civil War Engraving

Naval Battle on the Mississippi, 1861 Civil War Engraving
Engraving of the great Naval battle on the Mississippi, passage of the Second Division of the Federal Squadron past St. Philip, April 24, 1862

Background imageBurning Collection: Stunt woman rides through flames on motorbike

Stunt woman rides through flames on motorbike
Sue, 23, one of a team of stunt women, rides her motorbike through a twenty-foot long tunnel of burning hay bales. Wearing only a T-shirt and hot pants she entered the tunnel at 60 mph

Background imageBurning Collection: Belfast riots, July 1920

Belfast riots, July 1920
A double page spread from the Illustrated London News, reporting on rioting in Belfast from 20th to 23rd July 1920. 18 people were killed, and 200 wounded during the disturbances




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In the face of danger, a heroic fireman fearlessly rushes into the burning inferno to rescue a young girl trapped inside. The flames roar and dance, threatening to consume everything in their path. With unwavering determination, he navigates through the smoke-filled corridors of LCC-LFB Dockhead fire station in Bermondsey. This powerful image reminds us of the bravery and selflessness displayed by firefighters every day as they risk their lives to save others from the destructive force of fire, and is a testament to their courage and dedication that they willingly put themselves in harm's way for the sake of others. The concept takes on various forms throughout history - from blowing glass in a British factory during the 1800s, where skilled artisans transformed molten material into delicate works of art; to volcanic eruptions like Kimanura Nyamulagira Virungas in Zaire, Africa, where nature unleashes its fiery fury upon unsuspecting landscapes. Even naval vessels have fallen victim to devastating fires, such as HMS Iron Duke during the Great Fire of Smyrna in 1922. This tragic event serves as a reminder that even mighty ships can be reduced to ashes when faced with an uncontrollable blaze. Burning crosses at Lewes' annual bonfire night parade symbolize both celebration and remembrance. As sparks illuminate the sky above East Sussex, communities come together to honor historical events while reveling in tradition and unity. Metaphorically speaking, we often find ourselves "burning" both ends when we push our limits or overextend ourselves. The phrase "burning the candle at both ends" speaks volumes about our relentless pursuit towards success but also warns against neglecting our own well-being amidst life's demands. Artistic depictions like Netherlandish Proverbs illustrated in a village landscape capture everyday scenes infused with hidden meanings - reminding us that behind seemingly ordinary actions lie profound lessons and wisdom.