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Belts Collection

Background imageBelts Collection: Power Loom Weaving

Power Loom Weaving
Interior of cotton mill in Lancashire: power loom weaving- man and woman tend machine

Background imageBelts Collection: Christmas Frocks 1935

Christmas Frocks 1935
Eight chic xmas party frocks. One has a distinct Classical Grecian influence. Broad belts, corsages and puffed sleeves are also fashionable

Background imageBelts Collection: Three men in traditional Greek Costume - Athens, Greece

Three men in traditional Greek Costume - Athens, Greece. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBelts Collection: Romanian Women - Traditional costume

Romanian Women - Traditional costume
A pair of Romanian women, in traditional National costume. A particularly fine example of the highly-decorative embroidery emplyed to decorate the skirts

Background imageBelts Collection: Zulu Warriors - Southern Africa

Zulu Warriors - Southern Africa. Note the western-style belts incorporated into traditional body adornments. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBelts Collection: 1960s crimplene fashion

1960s crimplene fashion
Models wear outfits in crimplene by Lapidus of Sweden. Date: 1966

Background imageBelts Collection: Japan, Imperial Mint, Osaka - Rolling Mills, Cutting Presses

Japan, Imperial Mint, Osaka - Rolling Mills, Cutting Presses
Japan - The Imperial Mint at Osaka - Rolling Mills, and the Cutting-out Presses. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBelts Collection: WW1 - Lifebelted passengers - Torpedoing of RMS Falaba

WW1 - Lifebelted passengers - Torpedoing of RMS Falaba
WW1 - Aboard the RMS Falaba on 28th March 1915, the photographer captures a moment showing passengers putting on their life-belts

Background imageBelts Collection: Cotton Carding Machinery

Cotton Carding Machinery
Interior of cotton mill: girls and women tend carding, drawing and roving machinery

Background imageBelts Collection: Henry Armstrong and Joe Louis, boxers

Henry Armstrong and Joe Louis, boxers
Henry Armstrong (1912-1988), also known as Henry Jackson Jr, and Joe Louis (1914-1981), also known as Joseph Louis Barrow

Background imageBelts Collection: Styles of women's accessories popular in Spring 1932. Date: 1932

Styles of women's accessories popular in Spring 1932. Date: 1932

Background imageBelts Collection: A selection of women's loose jackets for sale. Date: 1921

A selection of women's loose jackets for sale. Date: 1921

Background imageBelts Collection: Mill Room in the Staffordshire Potteries

Mill Room in the Staffordshire Potteries
Mill Room where the ingredients are mixed, Staffordshire Potteries. 1843

Background imageBelts Collection: Three soldiers in walking out uniform

Three soldiers in walking out uniform. 1900

Background imageBelts Collection: The Finishing Room, Black & White magazine

The Finishing Room, Black & White magazine. 1893

Background imageBelts Collection: Cycle lever chain works in France 1896

Cycle lever chain works in France 1896
English inventor William Spears Simpson invented the cycle lever chain that we still use today. It was such a success that they were unable to keep up with demand

Background imageBelts Collection: David Frances Barry photo - Two young chiefs

David Frances Barry photo - Two young chiefs
Two young chiefs wearing American traditional dress, including beaded moccasin, beaded leather belts, hairpipe buffalo-bone breastplate and choker. The chief on the left is holding an axe

Background imageBelts Collection: Womens corset 1911

Womens corset 1911
Latest fashionable corset to provide the best shape for the womans dress

Background imageBelts Collection: Patent Electropathic Battery Belt for men and women

Patent Electropathic Battery Belt for men and women

Background imageBelts Collection: Costumes include: hood with liripipe, hose, short doublet or jerkin, tall crowned hats

Costumes include: hood with liripipe, hose, short doublet or jerkin, tall crowned hats, hood-like headdresses, pouches suspended from belts, short gowns with full sleeves. Date: 15th century

Background imageBelts Collection: Gentleman and nurses outdoors (one with brassard)

Gentleman and nurses outdoors (one with brassard), two with Sam Browne-type belts around a table with possible prizes.. Cut-down postcard Date: 1920-30

Background imageBelts Collection: Nurses outdoors (one with brassard)

Nurses outdoors (one with brassard), two with Sam Browne-type belts, around a table with possible prizes, .. Date: 1920-30

Background imageBelts Collection: Advert for Harness Electropathic Corset Belts 1895

Advert for Harness Electropathic Corset Belts 1895
Every man & woman in search of heath & strength, all sufferers from disorders of the nerves, stomach, liver or kidneys should procure and wear. Date: 1895

Background imageBelts Collection: C16 GAMBLERS

C16 GAMBLERS
Cards behind the back and daggers in belts: the stakes are high in this game. Date: 16th century

Background imageBelts Collection: DANCE FLOOR FASHIONS

DANCE FLOOR FASHIONS
Dance floor fashions include winklepickers, suits and liberal amounts of brilliantine, bouffants, stilettos, chain belts & abstract print frocks. Date: 1962

Background imageBelts Collection: WOMEN IN FACTORY / 1917

WOMEN IN FACTORY / 1917
A Frenchwoman working in a factory during World War One. Date: 1917

Background imageBelts Collection: Power Loom Weaving

Power Loom Weaving
Interior of cotton mill: power loom weaving. Man and woman tend machine. Date: 1835

Background imageBelts Collection: Cotton Carding Machinery

Cotton Carding Machinery
Interior of cotton mill: girls and women tend carding, drawing and roving machinery. Date: 1835

Background imageBelts Collection: John Lampert (Age 33) Wearing Safety Harness and Helmet ?

John Lampert (Age 33) Wearing Safety Harness and Helmet ?
John Lampert (Age 33) Wearing Safety Harness and Helmet with His Man Powered Flexible Mambrane Variable Geometry Ornithopter at Bishops Rise, Hatfield, UK Date: 1975

Background imageBelts Collection: The Royal Mint - The Cutting Room

The Royal Mint - The Cutting Room. Date: circa 1908

Background imageBelts Collection: Rear view of two young Zulu Women, South Africa

Rear view of two young Zulu Women, South Africa. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageBelts Collection: Vickers. 303 in Class C medium machine gun, 1910

Vickers. 303 in Class C medium machine gun, 1910 (c). Commercially produced model; fitted with blast deflector; associated mount and tripod, wooden box of spares

Background imageBelts Collection: Georgia - Band of Khevsurians, Caucasus Mountains

Georgia - Band of Khevsurians, Caucasus Mountains
Khevsurians ethnographical group of Georgians, mainly living in Khevsureti, on both sides of the Caucasus Mountain Chain in the watersheds of the rivers Aragvi and Argun. Date: 1909

Background imageBelts Collection: A metal chastity belt from the 16th century

A metal chastity belt from the 16th century
MusÚÑáde Cluny (Cluny Museum) A metal chastity belt from the 16th century

Background imageBelts Collection: Advert for J. Roussel womens underwear 1930

Advert for J. Roussel womens underwear 1930
One-piece girdle with high-waist that gives a slimmer figure, also giving a comfortable wear, freedom of movement by using a flexible, porous elastic. 1930

Background imageBelts Collection: Pheltose - the New Sanitary Belt

Pheltose - the New Sanitary Belt
" For the Outdoor Girl!" 1928

Background imageBelts Collection: Advert for Gorke womens accessories 1898

Advert for Gorke womens accessories 1898
Novelties Christmas gifts for women. A charming painted gauze and large ostrich fans, linen gloves for gifts Chevrette, fur tops, button ladies driving gloves

Background imageBelts Collection: Advert for Berlei womens underwear 1933

Advert for Berlei womens underwear 1933
Woman posed in a corset with medium-weight uplift bust of lace. Date: 1933

Background imageBelts Collection: WW1 Machinery in a lead factory - shrapnel production

WW1 Machinery in a lead factory - shrapnel production
An array of machinery in a factory manufacturing white lead, used to make artillery shrapnel during WW1 Date: circa 1915

Background imageBelts Collection: A metal chastity belt from the time of the Crusades

A metal chastity belt from the time of the Crusades
MusÚÑáde Cluny (Cluny Museum) A metal chastity belt from the time of the Crusades

Background imageBelts Collection: Trabzon, Turkey - Men of the Laz Tribe

Trabzon, Turkey - Men of the Laz Tribe
Laz costumes worn by a group of heavily armed men at Trabzon on the Black Sea coast in north-eastern Turkey. The capital of Trabzon Province

Background imageBelts Collection: Revolutionary Group - Young Turk Revolution

Revolutionary Group - Young Turk Revolution
Young Turk Revolution. Men/chiefs/army from Taurus (Eastern Turkey) pictured the during revolution with their leader Schoud ja-i-Nizam

Background imageBelts Collection: Advert for Debenham & Freebody corsets 1915

Advert for Debenham & Freebody corsets 1915
Inexpensive, best quality tricot corset with hip belt, woven to shape with two suspenders. 1915

Background imageBelts Collection: Advert for Electropathic Battery Belt 1885

Advert for Electropathic Battery Belt 1885
Electropathic Battery Belt, restorer of impaired vital energy and its unvarying success. 1885

Background imageBelts Collection: Advert for Harness Electropathic Corset Belts 1885

Advert for Harness Electropathic Corset Belts 1885
Patent harnesses for men and women, effectual remedy for illnesses, with testimonials. 1885

Background imageBelts Collection: Advert for Harness Electric Battery Belt 1884

Advert for Harness Electric Battery Belt 1884
Harness Electric Battery Belt, claiming the most effectual remedy for rheumatism, gout, neuralgia, deafness, headache, paralyss, nervous debility and other nervous muscular and functional maladies

Background imageBelts Collection: Advert for Harness Electropathic corset belts 1888

Advert for Harness Electropathic corset belts 1888
Harness Electropathic belt treatment. 1888

Background imageBelts Collection: Advert for Harness Electropathic Corset Belts 1886

Advert for Harness Electropathic Corset Belts 1886
Heath restored by means of mild continuous currents of electricity (without shock) generated by wearing. Thousands have been successfully treated for nervous exhaustion, brain-fag, melancholia



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