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Barefoot Collection

Background imageBarefoot Collection: French Boules Players

French Boules Players
Four French peasants in sabots and a barefoot boy judge the skill of the players in a game on a bumpy grassy field. Date: early 20th century

Background imageBarefoot Collection: Communist China - training barefoot doctors

Communist China - training barefoot doctors
Communist China - a military doctor trains three young women as so-called barefoot doctors, usually village-based farm workers trained in primary health care and basic hygiene, including acupuncture

Background imageBarefoot Collection: Richard Harris - Irish actor

Richard Harris - Irish actor
Richard Harris (1930-2002), Irish actor, singer, theatrical producer, film director and writer. Date: 1966

Background imageBarefoot Collection: Margaret Morris in a nocturne of Mendelssohn

Margaret Morris in a nocturne of Mendelssohn
Portrait of Margaret Morris (1891 - 1980), famous dancer and dance teacher. Margaret Morris movement dance combined exercise with dance

Background imageBarefoot Collection: Women rice planters walk along a road to work in Bali

Women rice planters walk along a road to work in Bali
Five young women rice planters walk along a road to work in Bali, Indonesia. They wear Asian conican straw hats. Some of the girls are barefoot. Date: circa 1985

Background imageBarefoot Collection: A portrait of Isadora Duncan, 1931

A portrait of Isadora Duncan, 1931
A portrait of the famous American dancer Isadora Duncan, 1931 Date: 1931

Background imageBarefoot Collection: Barefoot Days Thornaby Teesside 1969

Barefoot Days Thornaby Teesside 1969 1969

Background imageBarefoot Collection: Kashmir, Srinagar, Dal Lake. A little girl with bare feet

Kashmir, Srinagar, Dal Lake. A little girl with bare feet looks directly at the camera as she climbs aboard her house boat home Date: 1986

Background imageBarefoot Collection: Man wearing a straw coolie hat sits on a stool, Hong Kong

Man wearing a straw coolie hat sits on a stool, Hong Kong
A man wearing a straw coolie hat sits on a stool on small sampan wooden boat in Hong Kong. He is barefoot, holds the oars, wears a coolies hat and has a cigarette in his hand

Background imageBarefoot Collection: Burkina Faso - Bobo Dioulasso Region - Man and Woman

Burkina Faso - Bobo Dioulasso Region - Man and Woman
A quite stunning card showing a tribal Bobo (Zara) warrior and his wife at Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso (French West Africa at this point). Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBarefoot Collection: BAREFOOT GIRL / BREAD 1905

BAREFOOT GIRL / BREAD 1905
A generous girl gives a poor street girl some bread outside a bakers shop Date: 1905

Background imageBarefoot Collection: Muslim man leads mule and cart through the streets of Nefta

Muslim man leads mule and cart through the streets of Nefta
A barefoot Muslim man leads a mule and cart through the dusty streets of Nefta in Southern Tunisia. He passes a wall painting of Charlie Chaplin Date: 1987

Background imageBarefoot Collection: Barefoot boy with mattock, Sierra Leone

Barefoot boy with mattock, Sierra Leone
A barefoot West African farm boy pauses from working on a smallholding outside Freetown, Sierra Leone. He wears a crucifix on his forehead and carries a heavy digging mattock Date: circa 1982

Background imageBarefoot Collection: Portuguese girl carrying large flat basket of fish

Portuguese girl carrying large flat basket of fish
Girl in traditional Portuguese costume carrying a large flat basket of fish - Lisbon, Portugal. Date: circa 1905

Background imageBarefoot Collection: Zambia (Northern Rhodesia) - Woman carrying water

Zambia (Northern Rhodesia) - Woman carrying water in a large can on her head Date: circa 1930s

Background imageBarefoot Collection: Africa. Loanda. St. Paul of Loanda. Market Square

Africa. Loanda. St. Paul of Loanda. Market Square
History of Africa. 19th century. Loanda. Saint Paul of Loanda. View of the Market Square. Engraving. El Congo y la Creacion del Estado Independiente de este nombre

Background imageBarefoot Collection: Africa. Congo. Man of the Bateke tribe (High Alima)

Africa. Congo. Man of the Bateke tribe (High Alima)
History of Africa. 19th century. Man from the Bateke tribe (upper course of the Alima River). Engraving. El Congo y la Creacion del Estado Independiente de este nombre

Background imageBarefoot Collection: Africa. Lower Congo woman - W. Meyer

Africa. Lower Congo woman - W. Meyer
History of Africa. 19th century. Lower Congo woman. Engraving by W. Meyer. El Congo y la Creacion del Estado Independiente de este nombre

Background imageBarefoot Collection: Congo. Portrait of Ngalyema, chief of Kintamo

Congo. Portrait of Ngalyema, chief of Kintamo
Ngalyema, chief of Kintamo (a village on the southern bank of the Congo River). Portrait. Engraving by Pedro Mullor. El Congo y la Creacion del Estado Independiente de este nombre

Background imageBarefoot Collection: Africa. The Congo. Indigenous with double burden

Africa. The Congo. Indigenous with double burden
History of Africa. 19th century. The Congo. Indigenous with double burden. Engraving by Pedro Mullor. El Congo y la Creacion del Estado Independiente de este nombre

Background imageBarefoot Collection: Kitchener in Egypt

Kitchener in Egypt
Lord Kitchener arriving in Cairo. The barefoot runners at front clear the way for the carriage, they carry wands of office

Background imageBarefoot Collection: Mademoiselle Roshanara, theatrical portraits in dance poses

Mademoiselle Roshanara, theatrical portraits in dance poses
Mademoiselle Roshanara, three theatrical portraits in dance poses, barefoot in Indian dance costumes and jewellery. Captioned, An Indian taught by a Spanish Dancer: Mlle. Roshanara'

Background imageBarefoot Collection: Helena Potocka (1763-1815) by Franciszek Smuglewicz

Helena Potocka (1763-1815) by Franciszek Smuglewicz
Helena Potocka (1763-1815). Polish Noblewoman. Portrait by Franciszek Smuglewicz (1745-1807), 1788-1792. Oil on canvas. 19th Century Polish Art Gallery (Sukiennice Museum). National Museum of Krakow

Background imageBarefoot Collection: Thunderstorm, by Jozef Chelmonski (1849-1914) in 1896

Thunderstorm, by Jozef Chelmonski (1849-1914) in 1896. Polish painter. Oil on canvas. 19th Century Polish Art Gallery (Sukiennice Museum). National Museum of Krakow. Poland. Date: 2018

Background imageBarefoot Collection: Maltese Grass Seller - Malta

Maltese Grass Seller - Malta. Date: 1906

Background imageBarefoot Collection: Saint Francis Xavier (1506-1552) resurrect a dead in

Saint Francis Xavier (1506-1552) resurrect a dead in
Saint Francis Xavier (1506-1552). Spanish missionary. The saint resurrect a dead buried in Colima, near Cape Comorin (India), 1544. French Engraving, 1850. Date:

Background imageBarefoot Collection: Funerary stele of Hiras, son of Nicanor. 2nd century BC

Funerary stele of Hiras, son of Nicanor. 2nd century BC
Funerary stele of Hiras, son of Nicanor. Ca 100 BC. Glyptothek Museum. Munich. Germany

Background imageBarefoot Collection: Female African soldiers

Female African soldiers
A group of young African women stand outside barefoot, each holding a gun and bayonet. Another woman stands watching them holding a machine gun. Date: 1972

Background imageBarefoot Collection: Two barefooted women going to market with a barrel of freshly picked radishes. Date: 1908

Two barefooted women going to market with a barrel of freshly picked radishes. Date: 1908

Background imageBarefoot Collection: A portrait of Anna Duncan, 1928 - the adopted

A portrait of Anna Duncan, 1928 - the adopted daughter of Isadora Duncan Date: 1928

Background imageBarefoot Collection: Barefoot shoeshine boy, North Africa, possibly Egypt c. 1880s

Barefoot shoeshine boy, North Africa, possibly Egypt c. 1880s
Vintage 19th century photograph: Barefoot shoeshine boy, North Africa, possibly Egypt, c.1880s

Background imageBarefoot Collection: Woodland fairy

Woodland fairy
Barefoot sprite with a water bottle standing by a stream. Date: 1902

Background imageBarefoot Collection: Neapolitan grape seller 1886

Neapolitan grape seller 1886
Naples man selling grapes on the vine. Date: 1886

Background imageBarefoot Collection: Crossing-sweeper nuisance Crossing-sweeper nuisance 1856

Crossing-sweeper nuisance Crossing-sweeper nuisance 1856
Group of young children with brooms, sweeping the ground as a gentleman walks alone, asking for a ha penny. Date: 1856

Background imageBarefoot Collection: Boys crossing-sweepers

Boys crossing-sweepers, London boys asking an affluent gentlemen for a penny for keeping the streets tidy. Date: circa 1850s

Background imageBarefoot Collection: Egyptian man from Cairo wearing traditional clothing. Date: 1902

Egyptian man from Cairo wearing traditional clothing. Date: 1902

Background imageBarefoot Collection: Egyptian woman from Cairo wearing traditional clothing. Date: 1902

Egyptian woman from Cairo wearing traditional clothing. Date: 1902

Background imageBarefoot Collection: Egyptian man selling water from a clay jug on his back in Cairo, Egypt

Egyptian man selling water from a clay jug on his back in Cairo, Egypt

Background imageBarefoot Collection: Sporty Italian couple on holidy jog through the surf

Sporty Italian couple on holidy jog through the surf Date: 1905

Background imageBarefoot Collection: Statue of God Sebiumeker

Statue of God Sebiumeker. Probably 1st century BC. Sandstone. From Meroe, Sudan. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Copenhagen. Denmark

Background imageBarefoot Collection: Lodgings for travellers 1856

Lodgings for travellers 1856
London travellers could afford to rent lodgings in the poor districts in the out-of-the-way suburbs of London, neglected purlieus in dirty and diseased neighbourhoods. Date: 1856

Background imageBarefoot Collection: TURNING THE CAPSTAN

TURNING THE CAPSTAN
A barefoot boy lends a hand with the capstan, helping two fishermen to wind in a fishing vessel onto the beach of a fishing harbour. Date: circa 1900

Background imageBarefoot Collection: FLAG SIGNALS IN NAVY

FLAG SIGNALS IN NAVY
A barefoot rating signalling with flags on board a warship of Her Majestys Navy. Date: circa 1890

Background imageBarefoot Collection: Racial Types - Japan - Postman

Racial Types - Japan - Postman
A barefoot Japanese postman, carrying a sign to indicate his status, delivers a letter Date: circa 1905

Background imageBarefoot Collection: LADY RELAXING 1940S

LADY RELAXING 1940S
A young woman with bare feet lies on her back on a grassy bank and stares up at the sky in a mood of relaxation and contemplation Date: 1940s

Background imageBarefoot Collection: Slum Children

Slum Children
A group of children, many of them barefoot; furthermore, it is quite probable that many of them neglected to brush their teeth last night. Date: early 20th century

Background imageBarefoot Collection: Street Arab

Street Arab
London characters : even the barefoot street Arab must work for his living, doing cartwheels and handstands in hopes that some kind gent will chuck him a copper. Date: circa 1870

Background imageBarefoot Collection: WASHING IN SCOTLAND

WASHING IN SCOTLAND
Scottish women treading the washing, barefoot in tubs Date: 1871



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