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Background imageBliss Collection: Tatler front cover 1956

Tatler front cover 1956
Front cover design in a typical 1950s style for The Tatler Early Spring Number. A woman wearing a voluminous checked blouse has a moment to herself while surrounded by lilac blossom

Background imageBliss Collection: The cast of Hay Fever, described as Noel Cowards Clean Play 'by The Sketch

The cast of Hay Fever, described as Noel Cowards Clean Play "by The Sketch
The cast of Hay Fever, described as Noel Cowards Clean Play " by The Sketch. Marie Tempest played the role of Judith Bliss, a bohemian ex-actress, while Graham Browne her husband, David Bliss

Background imageBliss Collection: Pig Couple & Piglet 19C

Pig Couple & Piglet 19C
A happy couple of pigs with their baby piglet, sitting in the garden. He wears a uniform

Background imageBliss Collection: A-4 ballistic missile (aka V-2)

A-4 ballistic missile (aka V-2) on gate guard duties at the US Army Anti-Aircraft & Guided Missile Centre, on Fort Bliss, TX. Date: circa 1955

Background imageBliss Collection: Dip in the morning and Dip at Night

Dip in the morning and Dip at Night. A housewife seems to be gaining a lot more personal pleasure from her morning soak than her evening with her soak who is not performing to quite her

Background imageBliss Collection: Three Japanese Gifts for Felicitous Events

Three Japanese Gifts for Felicitous Events, Mitsukoshi Department Store, Osaka. Top: Symbol of Supreme Felicity - red and white silk crepe, pine foliage, crane and tortoise

Background imageBliss Collection: GOLDMARK/SABA LIEBIG 6

GOLDMARK/SABA LIEBIG 6
Act 4 final scene : Assad finds Shulamith in the desert, but, exhausted, dies in her arms after they sing of their future bliss in heaven : the chorus share their raptures. Date: first performed 1875

Background imageBliss Collection: General Tasker H Bliss, American Expeditionary Force

General Tasker H Bliss, American Expeditionary Force
General Tasker H. Bliss, American Expeditionary Force, dated 18th April 1918. Lucien Hector Jonas (1880-1947). In February Of 1915

Background imageBliss Collection: The Visit to the Nursery by Jean-Honore Fragonard

The Visit to the Nursery by Jean-Honore Fragonard (1732-1806) - painting on canvas. Date: circa 1780

Background imageBliss Collection: A blissful accordion player on a park bench in Maderia

A blissful accordion player on a park bench in Maderia. He wears traditional Maderia hat, sits back and basks in the sun Date: 2007

Background imageBliss Collection: Mahout bathes an elephant, Sri Lanka - 4

Mahout bathes an elephant, Sri Lanka - 4
A Mahout splashes water on an elephant while giving it a bath in the River Maha Oya near the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Sri Lanka Date: 1994

Background imageBliss Collection: Mahout bathes an elephant, Sri Lanka - 3

Mahout bathes an elephant, Sri Lanka - 3
A Mahout splashes water on an elephant while giving it a bath in the River Maha Oya near the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Sri Lanka Date: 1994

Background imageBliss Collection: Mahout bathes an elephant, Sri Lanka - 2

Mahout bathes an elephant, Sri Lanka - 2
A Mahout splashes water on an elephant while giving it a bath in the River Maha Oya near the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Sri Lanka Date: 1994

Background imageBliss Collection: Mahout bathes an elephant, Sri Lanka - 1

Mahout bathes an elephant, Sri Lanka - 1
Mahout rests on Raja, an old blind elephant, after giving him a bath in the River Maha Oya near the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Sri Lanka Date: 1994

Background imageBliss Collection: June Brae and Robert Helpmann in Adam Zero at Sadlers Wells

June Brae and Robert Helpmann in Adam Zero at Sadlers Wells
June Brae (1917-2000) and Robert Helpmann (1909-1986) in Adam Zero, a ballet with music composed by Arthur Bliss and choreographed by Robert Helpmann in 1946 - performed at the Sadlers Wells Theatre

Background imageBliss Collection: Where Ignorance is Bliss by H M Bateman

Where Ignorance is Bliss by H M Bateman, this illustration shows a man warming his behind in front of the fire while he smokes his pipe. But he is unaware of the flames leaping up his back

Background imageBliss Collection: The Peace Conference - the treaty of Versailles, 1919

The Peace Conference - the treaty of Versailles, 1919
A pleniary session in the Clock Room at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Paris: The Allied leaders in conclave during the preparation of the Peace Treaty, 1919. Date: 1919

Background imageBliss Collection: Judgment Day (Angelico)

Judgment Day (Angelico)
THE CHOSEN - those who have lived good lives are picked out by the angels and led to their reward, an eternity of heavenly bliss Date: God knows

Background imageBliss Collection: General Tasker Howard Bliss, American military, WW1

General Tasker Howard Bliss, American military, WW1
General Tasker Howard Bliss (1853-1930), Chief of Staff of the US Army towards the end of the First World War. Seen here in a portrait painted at Versailles, France. Date: April 1918

Background imageBliss Collection: When Ignorance is Bliss Cartoon, 1928

When Ignorance is Bliss Cartoon, 1928
Cartoon showing a disagreement between a French taxi-driver and an English passenger, 1928. The original caption was When Ignorance is Bliss - Sorry, I don t understand a word of French

Background imageBliss Collection: Pig couple with three children on a postcard

Pig couple with three children on a postcard. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageBliss Collection: Housewife W / Soup 1930

Housewife W / Soup 1930
A pretty young housewife carries a dish full of hot soup. Date: 1930

Background imageBliss Collection: Married life by Gillray

Married life by Gillray
Matrimonial Harmonics by Gillray (Marriage : After) Date: C19

Background imageBliss Collection: Balanced Rock, Bliss State Park, Lake Tahoe, California, USA

Balanced Rock, Bliss State Park, Lake Tahoe, California, USA
Balanced Rock at Bliss State Park, Lake Tahoe, California, USA. Date: late 1930s

Background imageBliss Collection: Oxford University Association Football team 1894-1895

Oxford University Association Football team 1894-1895
Group photo, Oxford University Association Football team: Alexander, Raikes, Salt, Bosworth Smith, Fry, Hewitt, Bliss (Captain), Smith, Oakley, Salmon, Compton. Date: 1894-1895

Background imageBliss Collection: Childrens entertainer at a party

Childrens entertainer at a party
" Uncle" Piet Tovenaar (born Frederick Bliss) in action with his ventriloquists dummy at a childrens party in London in 1965. Date: 1965

Background imageBliss Collection: Good Things Brochure - Guide to living a healtier life

Good Things Brochure - Guide to living a healtier life
Good Things Brochure - Guide to living a healtier and happier life

Background imageBliss Collection: Willss tobacco advert by H. M. Bateman

Willss tobacco advert by H. M. Bateman
Advertisement by H. M. Bateman for Willss Cut Golden Bar tobacco featuring a gent seated in a comfortable armchair wearing a smoking jacket in a state of pipe smoking ecstasy. Date: 1929

Background imageBliss Collection: Married Suffragette Wash Floor

Married Suffragette Wash Floor!. Domestic bliss illustrated as domineering wife shouts to husband, What! Do you say you re tired? Wash the floor instantly! Date: circa 1908

Background imageBliss Collection: Washing day - Before and After marriage

Washing day - Before and After marriage! Before, " when I was a young and single chap I wore some shirts like this" (complete)

Background imageBliss Collection: Christmas Postcard - Jolly Sweep delivering a letter

Christmas Postcard - Jolly Sweep delivering a letter
Christmas Postcard - Jolly Sweep delivering good wishes. Traditionally chimney sweeps used to go door to door wishing (and hopefully bringing) folk good luck

Background imageBliss Collection: Couple enjoying a romantic picnic under a tree

Couple enjoying a romantic picnic under a tree
A Book of Verses undeneah the bough - A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread and Thou - Beside me singing in the wilderness - Oh Wilderness were Paradise enow! (Omar Khayyam) Date: 1901

Background imageBliss Collection: Anglo-American Exhibition - 101 Ranch Wild West show

Anglo-American Exhibition - 101 Ranch Wild West show
Anglo-American Exhibition held in Shepherds Bush, London. One popular attraction was the 101 Ranch Wild West show (where this Indian Troupe are pictured performing)

Background imageBliss Collection: 101 Ranch - Longhorn Cattle - Bliss, Oklahoma, USA

101 Ranch - Longhorn Cattle - Bliss, Oklahoma, USA Date: 1909

Background imageBliss Collection: The Four seasons of life: childhood The season of joy

The Four seasons of life: childhood The season of joy /. Children and sheep. Date c1868. The Four seasons of life: childhood The season of joy /. Children and sheep. Date c1868

Background imageBliss Collection: Summer shades

Summer shades. Date c1859

Background imageBliss Collection: Dr Howie and his daughters, Beirut

Dr Howie and his daughters, Beirut
Portrait of Dr Howie (possibly Dr Howard Sweetser Bliss, 1860-1920) and his two daughters, in Arab costume. From 1903 onwards Dr Bliss was President of the American University of Beirut

Background imageBliss Collection: President Wilson and others in Paris, France

President Wilson and others in Paris, France
The American President Thomas Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), seen here (centre) at the Peace Conference, Hotel Crillon, Paris, following the end of the First World War

Background imageBliss Collection: Ice Skating Couple 1901

Ice Skating Couple 1901
A smart couple skate in harmony; she in a state of bliss, while his mind is perhaps elsewhere... Date: 1901

Background imageBliss Collection: Two seals at the zoo

Two seals at the zoo with their heads poking out of the water, looking very much in love

Background imageBliss Collection: Kek Lok Si Temple - Panang, Malaysia

Kek Lok Si Temple - Panang, Malaysia
The Kek Lok Si Temple ( Temple of Supreme Bliss or Temple of Sukhavati ) - a Buddhist temple situated in Air Itam in Penang - the largest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia

Background imageBliss Collection: Sir Arthur Bliss

Sir Arthur Bliss
British Composer and conductor, Sir Arthur Edward Drummond Bliss (1891-1975)

Background imageBliss Collection: Ww1 Soldier Grey Home

Ww1 Soldier Grey Home
A soldier at war thinks of the home and family he left behind him

Background imageBliss Collection: Weber / Oberon / Liebig 2

Weber / Oberon / Liebig 2
Act one, scene twelve : in the garden of the Caliphs palace, his daughter Reiza and Fatima her attendant contemplate their coming bliss

Background imageBliss Collection: Watering Bulbs Indoors

Watering Bulbs Indoors
A young mother waters bulbs while her daughter watches

Background imageBliss Collection: Blissful Smoker

Blissful Smoker
Enjoying the bliss that opium brings, a Chinese smoker lays his pipe aside for a while

Background imageBliss Collection: Judgment (Blake)

Judgment (Blake)
The Day of Judgment - God presides, an angel sounds the last trump, the virtuous (on the left) rise to their eternal bliss, the wicked fall to endless misery



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