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Working Animal Collection

From ploughing fields to seaside strolls they can the unsung heroes of our daily lives

Background imageWorking Animal Collection: Ploughing with shire horses, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Ploughing with shire horses, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageWorking Animal Collection: Horse-drawn gypsy caravan

Horse-drawn gypsy caravan, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Munster, Eire (Republic of Ireland), Europe

Background imageWorking Animal Collection: Seaside donkey on beach with Blackpool tower behind, Blackpool, Lancashire

Seaside donkey on beach with Blackpool tower behind, Blackpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageWorking Animal Collection: Poaching

Poaching
Two poachers with a sack. At their feet their lurcher dogs and the corpses of several hares. Original Artwork: Artist - Henry Alken (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageWorking Animal Collection: Horse-drawn gypsy caravan

Horse-drawn gypsy caravan, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Munster, Eire (Ireland), Europe

Background imageWorking Animal Collection: White Horse Final

White Horse Final
Mounted policemen control the crowds overflowing onto the pitch before the FA Cup Final between West Ham United and Bolton Wanderers at Wembley Stadium

Background imageWorking Animal Collection: Ice-Bound Discovery

Ice-Bound Discovery
A dog team near the ice-bound British National Antarctic Expedition ship RRS Discovery, circa 1903. The expedition was led by Robert Falcon Scott and the third officer was Ernest Shackleton

Background imageWorking Animal Collection: Shire Horse

Shire Horse
1926: A shire horse, in Islington, London, for the Shire Horse Show at the Royal Argricultural Hall. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Milk Cart
A horse drawn milk cart

Background imageWorking Animal Collection: Hounds And Horse

Hounds And Horse
17th January 1953: Some of the hounds of the Pytchley Hunt with a horse at a meeting in Daventry in Northamptonshire. Original Publication: Picture Post - 6531 - A Hunting We Will Go - pub

Background imageWorking Animal Collection: Donkey cart

Donkey cart, County Leitrim, Connacht, Republic of Ireland (Eire), Europe

Background imageWorking Animal Collection: Donkey in front of blue domed church, Santorini

Donkey in front of blue domed church, Santorini

Background imageWorking Animal Collection: Decorated shire horses pulling a plough in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Decorated shire horses pulling a plough in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageWorking Animal Collection: Two Leonbergers (PR)

Two Leonbergers (PR)

Background imageWorking Animal Collection: Public Library, New York City, United States of America, North America

Public Library, New York City, United States of America, North America

Background imageWorking Animal Collection: Gray wolf

Gray wolf
Gray wolves (Canis lupus) at the Wolf Science Center, Austria. This research laboratory explores the similarities and links between wolves, dogs and humans

Background imageWorking Animal Collection: Camels and rider at the Giza Pyramids, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Giza

Camels and rider at the Giza Pyramids, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Giza, Cairo, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageWorking Animal Collection: Horse and plough

Horse and plough, County Sligo, Connacht, Eire (Republic of Ireland), Europe

Background imageWorking Animal Collection: Man and his pig looking for truffles

Man and his pig looking for truffles

Background imageWorking Animal Collection: Ploughing, 1889 (1935). Artist: George Clausen

Ploughing, 1889 (1935). Artist: George Clausen
Ploughing, 1889 (1935). After the painting by Sir George Clausen, R.A. From Modern Masterpieces Part 19. [George Newnes Ltd, London, 1935]

Background imageWorking Animal Collection: Dromedary

Dromedary looking at camera, Bir Shalaten

Background imageWorking Animal Collection: London City Centre 1900s

London City Centre 1900s
circa 1900: A busy street in the centre of London full of horse-drawn traffic. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageWorking Animal Collection: Antique illustration of Heracles driving the Sun chariot

Antique illustration of Heracles driving the Sun chariot (from a painting by Nicolas Poussin, 17th century French painter), a chariot with four horses

Background imageWorking Animal Collection: Portrait of a Leonberger (PR)

Portrait of a Leonberger (PR)

Background imageWorking Animal Collection: Bedouin and camel, Sinai, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Bedouin and camel, Sinai, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageWorking Animal Collection: Six Horses, 13th-14th century. Creator: Unknown

Six Horses, 13th-14th century. Creator: Unknown
Six Horses, 13th-14th century. Figuresin Khitan costumes

Background imageWorking Animal Collection: Husky sled dog resting on glacier

Husky sled dog resting on glacier

Background imageWorking Animal Collection: Domesticated reindeer (Rangifer tarandus), Salla, Lapland, Finland

Domesticated reindeer (Rangifer tarandus), Salla, Lapland, Finland

Background imageWorking Animal Collection: Happy camel of Petra, Jordan

Happy camel of Petra, Jordan
A camel used to transport tourists around Petra rests happily in the sun. Petra is a historical and archaeological city in Jordan that is famous for its rock-cut architecture

Background imageWorking Animal Collection: Horse trek on an estancia (farm), El Calafate, Patagonia, Argentina, South America

Horse trek on an estancia (farm), El Calafate, Patagonia, Argentina, South America

Background imageWorking Animal Collection: A camel stands in front of the Pyramids of Giza, Cairo, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

A camel stands in front of the Pyramids of Giza, Cairo, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageWorking Animal Collection: Traffic At Holborn

Traffic At Holborn
A mix of horse drawn and motorised traffic at the junction between Holborn and Kingsway, London. The new Underground station is on the corner. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageWorking Animal Collection: Smithfield Market

Smithfield Market
December 1888: Horses and carts used for transporting goods, outside Londons Smithfield Market. (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)

Background imageWorking Animal Collection: Gauchos riding horses to round up sheep, El Chalten, Patagonia, Argentina, South America

Gauchos riding horses to round up sheep, El Chalten, Patagonia, Argentina, South America

Background imageWorking Animal Collection: Mounted police officer

Mounted police officer, Times Square, Midtown Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America, North America

Background imageWorking Animal Collection: Zakopane Market

Zakopane Market, Malopolska, Poland, Europe

Background imageWorking Animal Collection: Animal transport

Animal transport, Santorini (Thira), Cyclades Islands, Greek Islands, Greece, Europe

Background imageWorking Animal Collection: Somali camel nomads collecting water, Ethiopia, Africa

Somali camel nomads collecting water, Ethiopia, Africa

Background imageWorking Animal Collection: Horse and carriage carrying tourists from the childrens farm down an avenue of poplar trees in

Horse and carriage carrying tourists from the childrens farm down an avenue of poplar trees in the grounds of Umberslade Hall, Tanworth in Arden, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageWorking Animal Collection: Tourists in a horse carriage passing a wall sign saying Live free Cuba

Tourists in a horse carriage passing a wall sign saying Live free Cuba, Havana, Cuba, West Indies, Central America

Background imageWorking Animal Collection: Load of Xmas trees, N.Y. between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Load of Xmas trees, N.Y. between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Load of Xmas trees, N.Y. between c1910 and c1915

Background imageWorking Animal Collection: Gathering seaweed, 1860s-1880s. Creator: Richard Beavis

Gathering seaweed, 1860s-1880s. Creator: Richard Beavis
Gathering seaweed, 1860s-1880s. Gathering Seaweed is a coastal landscape displaying the collaboration between people and animals

Background imageWorking Animal Collection: California delegates on stagecoach at the 1912 Republican National Convention held at the...1912

California delegates on stagecoach at the 1912 Republican National Convention held at the...1912
California delegates on stagecoach at the 1912 Republican National Convention held at the Chicago Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois, June 18-22, 1912

Background imageWorking Animal Collection: Times of Day/ Aurora, 1660. Creator: Jan de Visscher

Times of Day/ Aurora, 1660. Creator: Jan de Visscher
Times of Day/ Aurora, 1660. From the Times of Day, after Nicolaes Berchem. The first in the series, it depicts dawn and features an entertaining cast of characters

Background imageWorking Animal Collection: Our boys in France, 1917 or 1918. Creator: Bain News Service

Our boys in France, 1917 or 1918. Creator: Bain News Service
Our boys in France, 1917 or 1918. American soldiers in France during World War I

Background imageWorking Animal Collection: Lusitano horse, dun stallion pawing the ground, Portugal, May 2011

Lusitano horse, dun stallion pawing the ground, Portugal, May 2011

Background imageWorking Animal Collection: Lusitano horse, grey stallion trotting, Portugal

Lusitano horse, grey stallion trotting, Portugal

Background imageWorking Animal Collection: Tourist camel caravan going through Sahara Desert, Erg Chebbi, Merzouga, Morocco

Tourist camel caravan going through Sahara Desert, Erg Chebbi, Merzouga, Morocco




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From ploughing fields to seaside strolls they can the unsung heroes of our daily lives. In Derbyshire, England, the majestic shire horses gracefully pull their weight as they tirelessly plough the land. Meanwhile, in Blackpool, Lancashire, a charming donkey takes tourists on a delightful beach ride with the iconic Blackpool tower as its backdrop. The allure of a horse-drawn gypsy caravan transports us back in time to an era where simplicity and wanderlust prevailed. And who can forget the thrilling White Horse Final? The power and elegance of these magnificent creatures leave spectators awe-struck. Not only do animals serve practical purposes but they also provide companionship and loyalty. Two Leonbergers proudly stand side by side, exuding strength and devotion that warms our hearts. Even in faraway Santorini, Greece, a humble donkey poses humbly before a picturesque blue-domed church. In bustling cities like New York City, even amidst towering skyscrapers and busy streets lies an oasis - public libraries - where therapy dogs bring comfort to those seeking solace among books. These gentle souls remind us that sometimes all we need is some furry affection. While some animals work for noble causes such as delivering milk carts or assisting law enforcement against poaching activities; others partake in exhilarating adventures like hounds chasing after foxes while mounted on trusty steeds, and are not just mere tools; they embody dedication and resilience that inspire us humans every day.