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Apr18 Collection

Background imageApr18 Collection: Advertising card for Thoms Castile Soap of Manchester

Advertising card for Thoms Castile Soap of Manchester
Advertising card by Louis Wain for the Gold Medal-winning Thoms Castile Soap - the Best in the World - manufactured by David Thom & Co. Ltd. of Pendleton, Manchester

Background imageApr18 Collection: Royal Burgess Golfing Society of Edinburgh

Royal Burgess Golfing Society of Edinburgh
Mels Scottish Tour - Royal Burgess Golfing Society of Edinburgh. The club, at Barnton is the next oldest golf club in the world to Royal Blackheath having been formed in 1735. Date: 1935

Background imageApr18 Collection: London - The Connaught Hotel, Mayfair

London - The Connaught Hotel, Mayfair. Date: 1937

Background imageApr18 Collection: Golf Clubs and Golfers - Royal Blackheath dinner

Golf Clubs and Golfers - Royal Blackheath dinner
Annual dinner of the Royal Blackheath Golf Club by Mel; the club was founded in 1608. Date: 1938

Background imageApr18 Collection: Evacuee children in gas masks near Windsor, 1941

Evacuee children in gas masks near Windsor, 1941
London babies find peace in the country: a nurse walks evacuated children in gas masks across a playground, to accustom them to the wearing of gas masks. LCC Residential School near Windsor

Background imageApr18 Collection: Railway Hotel, Iringa - Tanzania, East Africa

Railway Hotel, Iringa - Tanzania, East Africa. Date: 1930s

Background imageApr18 Collection: Promotional Card for Blue Cross Tea

Promotional Card for Blue Cross Tea
Promotional Card for Blue Cross Charity Tea Date: circa 1908

Background imageApr18 Collection: University of London - Plans of the new buildings - Holden

University of London - Plans of the new buildings - Holden
University of London - Drawing based on the plans for the new buildings by Architect Charles Holden (1875-1960). Date: circa 1930

Background imageApr18 Collection: The Harbour Front - Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, East Africa

The Harbour Front - Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, East Africa
The Harbour Front - Dar-es-Salaam (" Haven of Peace" ), Tanzania, East Africa - showing the Anzani front and the Cathedral. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageApr18 Collection: Liverpool Cathedral under construction from St. James Mount

Liverpool Cathedral under construction from St. James Mount Date: circa 1908

Background imageApr18 Collection: Sporting with Winter Sports by H. M. Bateman - ski-ing

Sporting with Winter Sports by H. M. Bateman - ski-ing
Ski-ing high jinks according to H. M. Bateman in his series of cartoons on winter sports. Date: 1912

Background imageApr18 Collection: Joseph Chamberlain in his orchid-house

Joseph Chamberlain in his orchid-house
Mr Chamberlains favourite hobby: Joseph Chamberlain in his orchid-house at Highbury, with his head orchid gardener, 1903 1903

Background imageApr18 Collection: Verona, Italy - Piazza Erbe and Palazzo Maffei

Verona, Italy - Piazza Erbe and Palazzo Maffei. Date: 1914

Background imageApr18 Collection: Palace Theatre Company - London - Theatrical Garden Party

Palace Theatre Company - London - Theatrical Garden Party Date: 1912

Background imageApr18 Collection: Two Girls of the Nuer Tribe - Sudan

Two Girls of the Nuer Tribe - Sudan
Two Girls (sisters?) of the Nuer Tribe - Sudan. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageApr18 Collection: Fancy dress costume - Bibendum

Fancy dress costume - Bibendum
Mr R. H. Cobb as Bibendum (the Michelin Man) at the Chelsea Arts Club Ball in 1912. Date: 1912

Background imageApr18 Collection: Sir Jock Delves Broughton and Lady Broughton

Sir Jock Delves Broughton and Lady Broughton attending the wedding o f Lord and Lady Lovat at Brompton Oratory in October 1938

Background imageApr18 Collection: Lady Astor wearing Cartier tiara with Sancy diamond

Lady Astor wearing Cartier tiara with Sancy diamond
Lady Astor, who sat as MP for the Sutton Division of Plymouth from 1919 to 1945 pictured arriving for the opening of Parliament in 1948 wearing a Cartier tiara featuring the Sancy diamond

Background imageApr18 Collection: Amateur Studio portrait photograph of a teenage girl

Amateur Studio portrait photograph of a teenage girl
Amateur Studio portrait photograph - shot in the back garden with suitable table and plant pot props - the subject is not the most jolly ever - I don t think that hat was a regular personal choice

Background imageApr18 Collection: Mud Therapy at a spa in Italy

Mud Therapy at a spa in Italy
Mud bath (bed!) therapy treatment at a Spa at Acqui Terme, a city and comune of Piedmont, northern Italy, in the province of Alessandria (see: 10644815) Date: circa 1910s

Background imageApr18 Collection: Acacia Avenue, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, East Africa

Acacia Avenue, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, East Africa. Postcard published by Moloo Brothers & Co Ltd. Curios and Carpet Dealers of Dar-es-Salaam, the premises of whom we can see in this shot

Background imageApr18 Collection: American Samoa - Pago Pago - production of copra

American Samoa - Pago Pago - production of copra
Pago Pago, Capital of American Samoa - the cultivation of Coconut palms (Cocos nucifera) for the production of copra, the dried flesh of the coconut

Background imageApr18 Collection: Cast of a basking shark(Selache Maxima)

Cast of a basking shark(Selache Maxima)
Described in The Illustrated London News as a cast of the skeleton of a basking shark(Selache Maxima) caught off Bergen in 1901

Background imageApr18 Collection: Pamela Drew, Lady Rathdonnell

Pamela Drew, Lady Rathdonnell
Pamela Drew (1910-1989). The daughter of a Lancashire cotton printer, she studied art in London before marrying an Irish peer, Lord Rathdonnell in 1937

Background imageApr18 Collection: Hurricane at Madras, India: wrecks on the beach

Hurricane at Madras, India: wrecks on the beach Date: 1872

Background imageApr18 Collection: Florence - Italy - Giacosas Tea Rooms

Florence - Italy - Giacosas Tea Rooms. Date: circa 1903

Background imageApr18 Collection: G Munday - Fishmonger & Poulterer - Cliftonville, Kent

G Munday - Fishmonger & Poulterer - Cliftonville, Kent
G Munday - Fishmonger & Poulterer - Cliftonville, Margate, Kent. Date: circa 1909

Background imageApr18 Collection: People of the Upper Nile - Sudan

People of the Upper Nile - Sudan. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageApr18 Collection: Bagamoyo Road - Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, East Africa

Bagamoyo Road - Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, East Africa. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageApr18 Collection: Cairo, Egypt - Arabic School House

Cairo, Egypt - Arabic School House Date: circa 1904

Background imageApr18 Collection: Port Said, Egypt - Quai Francois Joseph

Port Said, Egypt - Quai Francois Joseph - note the Thomas Cook & Son office (centre). Date: circa 1904

Background imageApr18 Collection: Olga Valery - French actress - Roses

Olga Valery - French actress - Roses
Olga Timchenko (aka Olga Valery) (1903-2002) - French actress of Ukrainian origin - performing at the Casino de Paris. The (remarkable) comment on the postcard reverse reads as follows

Background imageApr18 Collection: Cable and Wireless Station. Lagos, Nigeria

Cable and Wireless Station. Lagos, Nigeria Date: circa 1930s

Background imageApr18 Collection: Port Said, Egypt - Fioravanti and Chimenz Department Store

Port Said, Egypt - Fioravanti and Chimenz Department Store. Date: circa 1903

Background imageApr18 Collection: Tunisia - Tunis - Street Snake Charmer with a pair of cobras

Tunisia - Tunis - Street Snake Charmer with a pair of cobras - note the French colonial men and women watching on (from a safe distance). Date: circa 1907

Background imageApr18 Collection: Heads of different indigenous peoples from around the world

Heads of different indigenous peoples from around the world. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageApr18 Collection: Taglioni in La Sylphide

Taglioni in La Sylphide
Page from the Illustrated London News Christmas Number 1940, showing The Vision Which Ravished European Audience A Hundred Years Ago: Old Lithographs of the Unmatched Taglioni in La Sylphide

Background imageApr18 Collection: Mabel Knibbs of Windsor with her new handbag, 1941

Mabel Knibbs of Windsor with her new handbag, 1941
The Sketch featured this picture in their We Take Off Our Hat To- page on 18th June 1941. " Mabel Knibbs of Windsor, fourteen year old member of the Windsor Youth Club detatchment

Background imageApr18 Collection: The Tallien Costume, finishing touches to a new fashion

The Tallien Costume, finishing touches to a new fashion
The Tallien costume, so called after the famous Directoire beauty, Mme. Tallien, the latest fashion from Paris. A model being fitted with the style at the salon of Doeillet. Date: 1912

Background imageApr18 Collection: The Head Decorative - A Fashion of Old Egypt

The Head Decorative - A Fashion of Old Egypt
Miss Enid Bell wearing an elaborate headdress as Princess Amenset in The Dust of Egypt playing at Wyndhams Theatre in 1912 Date: 1912

Background imageApr18 Collection: Gallantry in Paris

Gallantry in Paris
The Gallantry of other days in the Paris of today. " Aprez-vous, Madame!" " Aprez-vouc, Monsieur!" Male chivalry turned on its head by a young woman offering for an elderly

Background imageApr18 Collection: A Bumper Mistake by Lawson Wood - Phrenology

A Bumper Mistake by Lawson Wood - Phrenology
The Phrenologist: Bless my soul, Sir; your bump of destructiveness is most abnormally large. You must be a soldier. The Subject: Oh, dear no; I m a chauffeur. Date: 1912

Background imageApr18 Collection: Senorita Tortola Valencia, dancer

Senorita Tortola Valencia, dancer
Senorita Tortola Valencia pictured in costume for the Dance of the Incense likened at the time to an animated Egyptian frieze

Background imageApr18 Collection: Oxford and Cambridge rowing crews by H. M. Bateman

Oxford and Cambridge rowing crews by H. M. Bateman
Pictured at Putney by our artist with the blues. The Light Blues and the Dark: Wild caricatures of the Eights for the University Boat-Race. Date: 1912

Background imageApr18 Collection: Mrs George Cornwallis-West at work on pageant

Mrs George Cornwallis-West at work on pageant
Mrs George Cornwallis-West, formerly Miss Jennie Jerome and Lady Randolph Churchill, mother of Winston Churchill, pictured at work as the promoter

Background imageApr18 Collection: Work of Italian Futurists at the Sackville Gallery, 1912

Work of Italian Futurists at the Sackville Gallery, 1912
Double page spread from The Sketch magazine giving examples in colour of some of the paintings on display at the Sackville Gallery in London as part of an exhibition of Italian Futurists

Background imageApr18 Collection: The General - Flora Drummond - suffrage campaigner

The General - Flora Drummond - suffrage campaigner
Flora Drummond Suffragette. Mrs. Florrie (Flora) Drummond of the W.S.P.U, also known as General Drummond, pictured in The Sketch magazine in 1912. Date: 1912

Background imageApr18 Collection: If Unhealthy, Be Healthy by William Heath Robinson

If Unhealthy, Be Healthy by William Heath Robinson
If Unhealthy, Be Healthy: If Healthy, Be Healthier! Keep Fit Exercises: 1. The Bathroom Window Sill Bite - for strengthening the front teeth and developing the muscles of the legs and back



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