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Aprons Collection

Background imageAprons Collection: Coopers at work making wooden barrels

Coopers at work making wooden barrels
Four coopers hard at work in their workshop making traditional wooden barrels. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageAprons Collection: 12458362

12458362
Group photo, Claridges Hotel kitchen staff, Mayfair, London W1. Date: 1908

Background imageAprons Collection: Butchers Shop, High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex

Butchers Shop, High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex
W Snelling Butchers Shop, 11 High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex. circa 1900

Background imageAprons Collection: Horse-drawn cart for Trumans Brewery in Ashford, Kent

Horse-drawn cart for Trumans Brewery in Ashford, Kent
Delightful horse-drawn cart for Trumans Brewery in Ashford, Kent. Trumans Brewery (founded in 1666) of Brick Lane in the Spitalfields area of London eventually closed in 1989. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageAprons Collection: Llewellin Churn Works, Haverfordwest, South Wales

Llewellin Churn Works, Haverfordwest, South Wales
A group of employees, mostly women, of the Llewellin Churn Works at North Gate, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Dyfed, South Wales

Background imageAprons Collection: Women of Pleven, Bulgaria

Women of Pleven, Bulgaria
Pleven, Bulgaria - Women in the costume of the region, incorporating patterned ornamental aprons

Background imageAprons Collection: Strawberry Pickers

Strawberry Pickers

Background imageAprons Collection: Traditional Kalocsa Cushion Dance - Hungary

Traditional Kalocsa Cushion Dance - Hungary
Traditional Kalocsa Cushion Dance - Bacs-Kiskun county, Hungary. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageAprons Collection: Carantec, Brittany, France, Crevette fishergirls

Carantec, Brittany, France, Crevette fishergirls
Carante cin the Finistere department of Brittany in north-western France - Crevette fishergirls. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageAprons Collection: Laundry at National Childrens Home, Harpenden, Herts

Laundry at National Childrens Home, Harpenden, Herts
Girls iron and fold clean washing in the laundry at the National Childrens Home, Harpenden, Hertfordshire

Background imageAprons Collection: Group photo, Carlton Hotel kitchen staff, London

Group photo, Carlton Hotel kitchen staff, London, posing on the hotel roof in November 1908. Date: 1908

Background imageAprons Collection: Two Parisian Feminists putting up a Poster

Two Parisian Feminists putting up a Poster
The New Professions for Women. An illustration of the French struggle for Womens Rights. Two Feminists put up a poster announcing a womens rights public demonstration/meeting in Paris

Background imageAprons Collection: Bakers Shop / Loaves

Bakers Shop / Loaves
A scene in a bakery, with the preparation and baking of standard size loaves of white bread

Background imageAprons Collection: Bobbin Winding

Bobbin Winding
Bobbin winding in a Lancashire cotton mill

Background imageAprons Collection: Two young women in traditional dress, Republic of Estonia

Two young women in traditional dress, Republic of Estonia
Two young women in traditional dress, with a great deal of silver jewellery round their necks, Republic of Estonia. Date: 1922

Background imageAprons Collection: Dornier Do-23

Dornier Do-23
A Dornier Do-23 Parked on the Apron in Front of a Hangar Date: 1930s

Background imageAprons Collection: Girls learning how to do laundry correctly, maybe to do domestic work when leaving the orphanage

Girls learning how to do laundry correctly, maybe to do domestic work when leaving the orphanage. Date: 1900

Background imageAprons Collection: Photograph showing a group of Scottish women standing over the barrels that are being

Photograph showing a group of Scottish women standing over the barrels that are being packed with herring in brine, ready for export. Date: November1901

Background imageAprons Collection: Scottish lasses knitting jerseys for the fishermen during their dinner hour

Scottish lasses knitting jerseys for the fishermen during their dinner hour. Date: November 1912

Background imageAprons Collection: Herring Harvest in Great Yarmouth 1934

Herring Harvest in Great Yarmouth 1934
A small group of the 2, 000 Scottish herring gutters which came to Great Yarmouth in the October to earn some money. Date: October 1934

Background imageAprons Collection: Herring Harvest in Great Yarmouth 1932

Herring Harvest in Great Yarmouth 1932
Some of the 3, 000 Scottish women which could gut about forty fish a minute, arrived on the east coast of Great Yarmouth. Date: October 1932

Background imageAprons Collection: Group of six women, wearing aprons or overalls. They look as if they are staff at a

Group of six women, wearing aprons or overalls. They look as if they are staff at a school or a large house, or perhaps factory workers of some sort. Date: 1920s

Background imageAprons Collection: Two jolly Grandmothers with their Grandchildren

Two jolly Grandmothers with their Grandchildren
Two very jolly Grandmothers with their Grandchildren (or Great Grandchildren) seated outside a shed. Note their matching striped aprons. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageAprons Collection: Breton women at Huelgoat, Brittany, Northern France

Breton women at Huelgoat, Brittany, Northern France
Two young Breton women in traditional costume at Huelgoat, Finistere, Brittany, Northern France, walking along a country road. Date: 1922

Background imageAprons Collection: Peasant workers having a tea break, Republic of Estonia

Peasant workers having a tea break, Republic of Estonia
Peasant workers having an afternoon tea break, with black bread and weak tea from a samovar, Republic of Estonia. Date: 1922

Background imageAprons Collection: Group photo, large group of workmen

Group photo, large group of workmen, some in clean white overalls. Date: circa 1908

Background imageAprons Collection: Slaves waiting to be sold, Virginia 1856

Slaves waiting to be sold, Virginia 1856
Some female slaves, smartly dressed with white aprons and bow ties, seated with children on their knees, waiting to be sold at an auction, Virginia, 1856. Date: 1856

Background imageAprons Collection: Girls in a cookery lesson, learning to cook tarts and a joint of beef which a group of

Girls in a cookery lesson, learning to cook tarts and a joint of beef which a group of teachers will buy for their dinner

Background imageAprons Collection: Three nurses

Three nurses standing outside hospital. Two nurses wear aprons, one without. Reverse reads: Nurse Burke, Middle Bevan, Nurse Baile Battle Hospital Reading 1933-1936 Date: circa 1935

Background imageAprons Collection: 10209412

10209412
Mellins infant food factory in London, women standing at table wrapping-up baby food. Date: 1900

Background imageAprons Collection: Matchbox filling 1900

Matchbox filling 1900
R. Bell & Co, Matchbox factory located in Wandsworth, Surrey, London. Date: 1900

Background imageAprons Collection: 1797 DRESS, WOMEN & KIDS 1797 DRESS, WOMEN & KIDS

1797 DRESS, WOMEN & KIDS 1797 DRESS, WOMEN & KIDS
Working class clothing from the late 18th century. The woman and girl wear plain gowns with aprons and sraw hats, the boy wears a smock. Date: 1797

Background imageAprons Collection: Three Nurses in uniform - WW1 era - North London. Date: circa 1917

Three Nurses in uniform - WW1 era - North London. Date: circa 1917

Background imageAprons Collection: The Light Side of Nature

The Light Side of Nature - Three older working class women wrapped-up well in shawls and aprons standing chatting alongside a sign for the Fair Women exhibition at The Grafton Galleries. Date: 1894

Background imageAprons Collection: Ruins found in the property of M. Le Marquis de Longvilliers

Ruins found in the property of M. Le Marquis de Longvilliers at Montreuil-sur-Mer, France. Date: late 1910

Background imageAprons Collection: Lockheed Vega 5C / VC

Lockheed Vega 5C / VC
Aviation Pioneer Pilot Wiley Hardeman Post Sitting on Top of the Lockheed Vega 5C Called Winne Mae Parked on the Apron Date: 1930s

Background imageAprons Collection: Laundry Staff at Whittingham Asylum, near Preston, Lancs

Laundry Staff at Whittingham Asylum, near Preston, Lancs
Laundry staff at Whittingham Asylum, Cumeragh Lane, Goosnargh, near Preston, Lancashire. The asylum, designed by Henry Littler of Manchester, opened in 1873 as the Lancashire County Lunatic Asylum

Background imageAprons Collection: Bryant & May Matchmakers

Bryant & May Matchmakers
A group of women employed at Bryant & May cutting down & boxing Ruby & Runaway Matches. Date: 1888

Background imageAprons Collection: Three women standing by a harbour

Three women standing by a harbour, two wearing aprons, the third wearing a leather coat. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageAprons Collection: Gardening, Inebriates Reformatory, Lewes, Sussex

Gardening, Inebriates Reformatory, Lewes, Sussex
Inmates gardening at the Southern Counties Inebriates Reformatory at Lewes, Sussex. The institution, housed in the former Lewes Union workhouse

Background imageAprons Collection: Inmates in grounds, Inebriates Reformatory, Lewes, Sussex

Inmates in grounds, Inebriates Reformatory, Lewes, Sussex
Inmates in the grounds of the Southern Counties Inebriates Reformatory at Lewes, Sussex. The institution, housed in the former Lewes Union workhouse

Background imageAprons Collection: Blacksmiths outside their foundry or forge, USA

Blacksmiths outside their foundry or forge, USA
Three blacksmiths and two other men outside a foundry or forge, North America. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageAprons Collection: W. P. Hartleys Aintree Works - Grading Seville oranges

W. P. Hartleys Aintree Works - Grading Seville oranges
W. P. Hartleys Aintree Works - Women workers grading and classifying Seville oranges and selecting those good enough for Hartley s. Date: circa 1906

Background imageAprons Collection: Eldred, Mottram & Co, Shrewsbury

Eldred, Mottram & Co, Shrewsbury, manufacturers of waterproof sheets, aprons, mackintoshes, marquees, tents, etc -- handwritten invoice. 1905

Background imageAprons Collection: Pit Bank Women / 1904

Pit Bank Women / 1904
Pit bank women, Wednesbury. Date: 1904

Background imageAprons Collection: Hull Sailors Orphan Homes - Shoe Cleaning

Hull Sailors Orphan Homes - Shoe Cleaning
The Sailors Orphan Homes, Hull, also known as Newland Homes, established in 1895 by The Port of Hull Society. Boys in aprons clean shoes and boots. Date: circa 1907

Background imageAprons Collection: Glove cutters at work, Gloversville, New York State, USA

Glove cutters at work, Gloversville, New York State, USA
Glove cutters at work in Gloversville, New York State, USA. Date: circa 1913

Background imageAprons Collection: Bedmaking race, Quex House garden

Bedmaking race, Quex House garden
Three nurses are taking part in a bedmaking race, watched by Hannah Powell-Cotton (VAD Commandant) and a male civilian. The beds are positioned against the line of a tennis court marked out



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