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Bearers Collection

Background imageBearers Collection: Ancient Roman costume

Ancient Roman costume from the time of the late Roman Republic -- warriors, legionnaires (infantry soldiers), a cavalryman, a centurion, an emperor in purple (red), an ensign bearer

Background imageBearers Collection: Setting off on a Fox Hunt - leaving the Chateau

Setting off on a Fox Hunt - leaving the Chateau
A group of Upper Class French Gentlemen and lady set off on a Fox Hunt - leaving the Chateau along with attendant handlers, Master of the hounds, horn bearers

Background imageBearers Collection: WW1 silhouettes, wounded soldiers and medical care

WW1 silhouettes, wounded soldiers and medical care
Silhouettes of wounded soldiers and medical care during the First World War. From the top: stretcher bearers, a field ambulance, the casualty clearing station, a train taking men off to the base

Background imageBearers Collection: The Cross Bearers, WW1 battlefield by Matania

The Cross Bearers, WW1 battlefield by Matania
British soldiers on a devastated battlefield rescuing a figure of Jesus Christ and his cross from a ruined church. Date: 1918

Background imageBearers Collection: Notables assembled in the Abbey annexe at 1937 Coronation

Notables assembled in the Abbey annexe at 1937 Coronation
Ecclesiastics, distinguished officers of state and regalia bearers awaiting the arrival of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in the tapestried hall of the temporary annexe of Westminster Abbey

Background imageBearers Collection: A Madame Yevonde portrait of Lady Elizabeth Paget

A Madame Yevonde portrait of Lady Elizabeth Paget
Lady Elizabeth Paget, daughter of the Marquess of Anglesey, was one of the train-bearers to Queen Elizabeth at the coronation of George VI

Background imageBearers Collection: Lourdes - Praying at the Grotto and the Basilica

Lourdes - Praying at the Grotto and the Basilica
Three porters at the Piscines (Baths) - Lourdes, France. These gents were employed to assist the transportation of sick and disabled pilgrims to this site of miraculous healing where water from

Background imageBearers Collection: Prussian Royal Wedding

Prussian Royal Wedding
Princess Viktoria Luise, only daughter of the Kaiser, is accompanied by King George V in a traditional torch dance after her marriage to Prince Ernst of Cumberland. Date: 31 May 1913

Background imageBearers Collection: Kandy - Sri Lanka - Buddhist Procession

Kandy - Sri Lanka - Buddhist Procession
Kandy is very popular due to the annual Buddhist pageant known as the Esala Perahera, in which one of the inner caskets used for covering the tooth relic of Buddha is taken in a grand procession

Background imageBearers Collection: The Fruit Bearers, Under the Hill, Beardsley

The Fruit Bearers, Under the Hill, Beardsley
The Fruit Bearers from Aubrey Beardsleys unfinished novel, Under the Hill. Date: C.1895

Background imageBearers Collection: Two bearers and patient (2 of 2)

Two bearers and patient (2 of 2)
Method of lifting a patient onto a stretcher, with two bearers. (2 of 2)

Background imageBearers Collection: Sedan chair palanquin with bearers, China c. 1870 s

Sedan chair palanquin with bearers, China c. 1870 s
Chinese sedan chair or palanquin with bearers, China c.1870 s

Background imageBearers Collection: Funeral of an Egyptian Princess - Alexandria, Egypt

Funeral of an Egyptian Princess - Alexandria, Egypt. Date: 1900s

Background imageBearers Collection: Chinese official in sedan chair, China, c. 1880s

Chinese official in sedan chair, China, c. 1880s
Chinese official in sedan chair, China, c.1880s

Background imageBearers Collection: Group of Palanquin Bearers, rest opposite the Parcel Office

Group of Palanquin Bearers, rest opposite the Parcel Office
Pierre Joseph Rossier. Views in China issued by Negretti and Zambra in 1859 and 1861. First Series and second series. These important images were the first commercial views of China to be sold in

Background imageBearers Collection: St John's Ambulance Vehicle and Stretcher

St John's Ambulance Vehicle and Stretcher. Top: vehicle in use, bottom: stretcher removed from the vehicle. Date: 1888

Background imageBearers Collection: La Messe Aux Brancardiers

La Messe Aux Brancardiers
This oil painting depicts the religious service of mass, held by a priest wearing white robes, at the front of an altar, placed at some crumbled walls, topped with the crucifixion cross

Background imageBearers Collection: Rodeleros (shield bearers). Spanish troops, 16th century

Rodeleros (shield bearers). Spanish troops, 16th century
Rodeleros (shield bearers). Spanish troops in the early 16th century. They were equipped with swords and steel shields or bucklers, known as rodela

Background imageBearers Collection: Victoria's funeral, placing coffin Victoria Station

Victoria's funeral, placing coffin Victoria Station
Queen Victoria's funeral: Before the procession through London, a party of twelve bearers lifted Queen Victoria's coffin from the Royal train placing it upon the gun-carriage at Victoria

Background imageBearers Collection: Victoria's funeral arrival at St George's Chapel Windsor

Victoria's funeral arrival at St George's Chapel Windsor
The arrival of the procession at St George's Chapel Windsor, carrying the coffin up the steps to the western doors, where it remained in the Albert Memorial Chapel for two days under guard

Background imageBearers Collection: BRAMWELL BOOTH'S FUNERAL

BRAMWELL BOOTH'S FUNERAL
The funeral of Bramwell Booth (1856 - 1929), son of General William Booth, who founded the Salvation Army. Bramwell Booth was chief of staff from 1880 and General from 1912 - 1929. Date: 1929

Background imageBearers Collection: FUNERAL CLOTHING 1583

FUNERAL CLOTHING 1583
Attendants at a funeral in Padova, Italy wear: trunk hose, breeches ('Venetians'), doublets, flat shoes with pointed vamps, ruffs, cloaks, & tall hats such as copotains Date: 1583

Background imageBearers Collection: FUNERAL OF PHILIPPE VI

FUNERAL OF PHILIPPE VI
The Funeral of Philippe VI at St. Denis after his death at Nogent-le-Roi. Date: 1350

Background imageBearers Collection: PALL-BEARERS

PALL-BEARERS
Pall-bearers shouldering a coffin. Date: 1867

Background imageBearers Collection: 1860s Japan - portrait of a young woman in a kago with two bearers Felice or Felix Beato

1860s Japan - portrait of a young woman in a kago with two bearers Felice or Felix Beato (1832 - 29 January 1909), Italian-British photographer working mostly in India, Japan, China

Background imageBearers Collection: Porter filling water containers, India, c. 1880 s

Porter filling water containers, India, c. 1880 s
Porters filling water containers, India, c.1880 s

Background imageBearers Collection: War leaders as pall bearers of the Unknown Warrior

War leaders as pall bearers of the Unknown Warrior
At the Cenotaph, 11th November 1920. The twelve war leaders as pall bearers for the coffin of the Unknown Warrior: left to right Sir Hedworth Meux, Earl Beatty, Sir Henry Jackson

Background imageBearers Collection: Portrait of Roman Emperor Constantius I

Portrait of Roman Emperor Constantius I
Roman Emperor Constantius I, 250-306. Marcus Flavius Valerius Constantius Herculius Augustus, commonly known as Constantius Chlorus

Background imageBearers Collection: St Vincents Orphanage, Torquay

St Vincents Orphanage, Torquay
As part of a fete at St Vincents Home for Roman Catholic Children, Torquay, Devon, boys portray Red Cross stretcher bearers while another, dressed as a nurse, examines the patient. Date: Date unknown

Background imageBearers Collection: General Romans, standard bearers

General Romans, standard bearers
Roman standard bearers, holding poles with different symbols on the top. Date: Circa 55 BC

Background imageBearers Collection: Roman standard bearers

Roman standard bearers
Fierce protectors, holding long poles with a number of philarae (discs), topped with a manus (open human hand), symbolising the oath of loyalty taken by the soldiers. Date: Circa 55 BC

Background imageBearers Collection: A Roman Standard-Bearer

A Roman Standard-Bearer
A Roman Soldier carrying a standard, the Roman equivilent of a flag, bearing the Roman symbol of the eagle. The symbols beneath show the regiment fighting in the battle. Date: Circa 55BC

Background imageBearers Collection: Red Cross stretcher-bearers during the day, musicians by night

Red Cross stretcher-bearers during the day, musicians by night. The military bandsmen play their saxophones and clarinets, for entertainment. Date: 1916

Background imageBearers Collection: Tattooed bearers and a carrying chair, Japan, circa 1870s. Date: circa 1870s

Tattooed bearers and a carrying chair, Japan, circa 1870s. Date: circa 1870s

Background imageBearers Collection: 17th century soldiers

17th century soldiers
Various soldiers including : mercenaries, musketeers, artillerymen, harquebusiers, captains, standard bearers, dragoons and cuirassiers

Background imageBearers Collection: Night travelling in the Punjab 1857

Night travelling in the Punjab 1857
Travelling at night is accompanied by a musalchee or torch-bearer, who runs a little before the palanquin, with the torch, not only for the purpose of showing them the way

Background imageBearers Collection: Ethiopian Noblewoman with two attendants

Ethiopian Noblewoman with two attendants carrying possessions in two ornate baskets with conical lids. Date: late 1930s

Background imageBearers Collection: GERMAN DRESS 1500-1550

GERMAN DRESS 1500-1550
German costumes of the first half of the 16th century: Knights, Nobles, Court Dress, Soldiers, Standard bearers & a drummer. N.B slashed clothing - Landsknecht. Date: 16th century

Background imageBearers Collection: WWI - Patriotic German soldiers bearing their Flag

WWI - Patriotic German soldiers bearing their Flag
Four German soldiers proudly advance into battle bearing the national flag. The caption translates (loosely!) as: Living for the banner - No faltering will lead to glory

Background imageBearers Collection: Egyptian Art. Tomb equipment of Gemniemhat. Saqqara, c. 1990

Egyptian Art. Tomb equipment of Gemniemhat. Saqqara, c. 1990 BC. Middle Kingdom. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Copenhagen. Denmark

Background imageBearers Collection: The Queen and her canopy bearers

The Queen and her canopy bearers
Queen Elizabeth, later the Queen Mother, and her canopy bearers at the coronation of King George VI on 12th May 1937. Date: May 1937

Background imageBearers Collection: Winston Churchills funeral, coffin bearers carrying Churchi

Winston Churchills funeral, coffin bearers carrying Churchi
Watched by the mourning Churchill s, the massive oak coffin is carried with agonising care from St Paul s. Date: 6th February 1965

Background imageBearers Collection: Wedding - Crown Prince of Sweden and Lady Louise Mountbatten

Wedding - Crown Prince of Sweden and Lady Louise Mountbatten
The Wedding of Crown Prince Adolf of Sweden (1882-1973) and Louise Alexandra Marie Irene Mountbatten (1889-1965) on 3rd November 1923 at St. Jamess Palace, London

Background imageBearers Collection: The Transit of Venus - Comic Postcard

The Transit of Venus - Comic Postcard
A comic postcard depiting a rotund woman (a very classical frame!) being transported home from the pub by two stretcher-bearing Bobbies

Background imageBearers Collection: Summoning bearers to Cape Coast Castle, 1874

Summoning bearers to Cape Coast Castle, 1874
Natives from protected tribes are summoned with a bell and shouts to act as bearers or carriers for the British in the 2nd Ashanti War (1873-74)

Background imageBearers Collection: A Roman Triumph (Topham)

A Roman Triumph (Topham)
A Roman emperor and his young son triumphantly parade through Rome in a chariot, with the enthusiastic crowds and bearers of the Roman standard "s P Q R" all around them

Background imageBearers Collection: Female bearers and a carrying chair, Japan, 1870s

Female bearers and a carrying chair, Japan, 1870s. Date: 1870s

Background imageBearers Collection: Girl in carrying chair with bearers in grass coats, Japan

Girl in carrying chair with bearers in grass coats, Japan, circa 1880s. Date: circa 1880s



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