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Bonnet Collection

Background imageBonnet Collection: Girl playing Nurse

Girl playing Nurse
A young girl in her nurses outfit, tends to her teddys injuries with copious bandaging, whilst a pet cat watches on. She seems to be getting her medical knowledge from the First Aid manual in her

Background imageBonnet Collection: Jaguar car advertisement

Jaguar car advertisement
Advertisement for Jaguar cars showing the bonnet and grill of three different models offering grace, space and pace and a special kind of motoring which no other car in the world can offer

Background imageBonnet Collection: Poster advertising Sunlight Soap

Poster advertising Sunlight Soap -- for rest and leisure. Date: early 20th century

Background imageBonnet Collection: Flapper on Bonnet 1927

Flapper on Bonnet 1927
A girl on a bonnet: wears a skimpy sleeveless white drop waist dress hitched up to expose her thighs, T-bar shoes, a cloche hat & a scarf a la Isadora Duncan

Background imageBonnet Collection: Lucy Locket lost her pocket

Lucy Locket lost her pocket, Kitty Fisher found it. But ne er a penny was therein, except the lining round it. 20th century

Background imageBonnet Collection: Sweet Lavender by Emily Stride

Sweet Lavender by Emily Stride, nee Mitchell - a bucolic portrait of a girl in a bonnet with a large bunch of sweet-smelling lavender. Date: 1900

Background imageBonnet Collection: The Callers by Muriel Dawson

The Callers by Muriel Dawson
A little girl in a summer dress and sun bonnet knocks at a door and waits, with her doll in a toy pram, for it to be answered

Background imageBonnet Collection: Heavy shire horse pulls an old hay rake

Heavy shire horse pulls an old hay rake
A farmer and his heavy horse take a break from working to gather hay on a field. They stop to talk to another farmer and a young lady in white dress

Background imageBonnet Collection: Shetland knitter, Shetland Islands, Scotland

Shetland knitter, Shetland Islands, Scotland. She is knitting as she walks along with a bulky load on her back. Date: late 19th century

Background imageBonnet Collection: Women outdoors 1881

Women outdoors 1881
Two women in walking dresses at the seaside. 1881

Background imageBonnet Collection: Advertisement for Rolls Royce cars

Advertisement for Rolls Royce cars -- Spirit of Ecstasy bonnet ornament. 1959

Background imageBonnet Collection: Sand Pies by Muriel Dawson

Sand Pies by Muriel Dawson
A small blonde girl in a sunsuit and sun bonnet studiously mixes sand in a bucket

Background imageBonnet Collection: Music cover for Two Marionettes Polka

Music cover for Two Marionettes Polka, composed by May Ostlere. Two puppets (without strings!) are depicted dancing on a small stage, framed by red and gold curtains

Background imageBonnet Collection: Princess Alice of Great Britain & Grand Duke Louis of Hesse

Princess Alice of Great Britain & Grand Duke Louis of Hesse
Princess Alice (1843-1878), third child and second daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert pictured here around the time of her marriage with her husband Grand Duke Louis IV of Hesse-Darmstadt

Background imageBonnet Collection: Dickens / M. Chuzzlewit

Dickens / M. Chuzzlewit
The Life & Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit. Sarah (Sairey) Gamp, midwife, nurse and layer out of the dead, wearing an apron and a bonnet

Background imageBonnet Collection: Marie Adelaide de Savoie, Duchess of Burgundy, 1683-1712

Marie Adelaide de Savoie, Duchess of Burgundy, 1683-1712. She wears a tall lace Fontanges headdress with ribbons, striped mantua with train, lace sleeves, and petticoat with gold bands

Background imageBonnet Collection: Suffragette Votes for Women Pepper Pot

Suffragette Votes for Women Pepper Pot
A silver suffragette pepper pot or muffineer a small pot with a removable lid - the head of the figure. Holes in the bonnet dispense pepper or sugar

Background imageBonnet Collection: Advertisement for Rolls Royce cars

Advertisement for Rolls Royce cars -- Spirit of Ecstasy bonnet ornament photographed in motion. 1959

Background imageBonnet Collection: Four cats drinking tea on a Christmas card

Four cats drinking tea on a Christmas card
Four cats drinking tea and chatting on a Christmas card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageBonnet Collection: Tatler front cover, 1958

Tatler front cover, 1958
Front cover of The Tatler for April 1958 featuring a model wearing a hat, or Easter bonnet, by French designer Pierre Cardin, using yards of wide-mesh net, swathed on a white

Background imageBonnet Collection: Green lady by William Barribal

Green lady by William Barribal
Fanciful painting by William Barribal, depicting a young woman in a bonnet and matching green dress walking across an artists palette as her skirt flutters upwards to reveal her stockings

Background imageBonnet Collection: Her Nosegay by Muriel Dawson

Her Nosegay by Muriel Dawson -- a little girl in a red dress and white bonnet holds a posy of flowers. 1937

Background imageBonnet Collection: Holidaymakers in the sea at Margate, Kent

Holidaymakers in the sea at Margate, Kent Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBonnet Collection: Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary - Nursery Rhyme

Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary - Nursery Rhyme
Mary, Mary, quite contrary, How does your garden grow? With silver bells, and cockle shells, And pretty maids all in a row

Background imageBonnet Collection: The Balloon Baby by Muriel Dawson

The Balloon Baby by Muriel Dawson
A little girl in a frilly dress and bonnet marches along with a doll under warm and a bunch of balloons in her other hand

Background imageBonnet Collection: Maypole, Ickwell, Beds

Maypole, Ickwell, Beds
The children of Ickwell, Bedfordshire continue the English tradition of Maypole dancing on the village green as part of their May Day festivities

Background imageBonnet Collection: Maypole Dancing, Ickwell

Maypole Dancing, Ickwell
The children of Ickwell, Bedfordshire continue the English tradition of Maypole dancing on the village green as part of their May Day festivities

Background imageBonnet Collection: Drying Clothes / Allingham

Drying Clothes / Allingham
A woman in a pink bonnet check her washing line to see if her washing is dry

Background imageBonnet Collection: Resemblance of animals and their owners

Resemblance of animals and their owners
Animals who resemble their owners - or vice versa -- a sheep and a cat

Background imageBonnet Collection: Lily Langtry by G. F. Watts

Lily Langtry by G. F. Watts
Lillie Langtry (1852 - 1929), English actress, painted by the artist George Frederick Watts. Date: 1938

Background imageBonnet Collection: Marie of Anjou, Queen of France, wife of King Charles VII

Marie of Anjou, Queen of France, wife of King Charles VII. She wears a truncated hennin, jeweled necklace, and black velvet robe lined with ermine, crakows or poulaines

Background imageBonnet Collection: The Bystander Summer Number front cover 1931

The Bystander Summer Number front cover 1931
Front cover of The Bystander Summer Number featuring a painting by Van Jones of a pretty, red haired girl wearing a bonnet. Date: 1931

Background imageBonnet Collection: Bunty Pulls The Strings by Graham Moffat

Bunty Pulls The Strings by Graham Moffat. First of a set of six cards by artist E. Chandler. Each card is edged by a green and blue tartan border

Background imageBonnet Collection: Victorian Scrap, Pears Soap

Victorian Scrap, Pears Soap -- a mother monkey washes her dirty son. circa 1880s

Background imageBonnet Collection: Italian noble woman playing a harp, 14th century

Italian noble woman playing a harp, 14th century.. Handcolored illustration drawn and lithographed by Paul Mercuri with text by Camille Bonnard from Historical Costumes from the 12th to 15th

Background imageBonnet Collection: Filling the Air with Fairy Forms

Filling the Air with Fairy Forms -- a little girl blows a dandelion clock and in her imagination it turns into a flight of fairies. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageBonnet Collection: Latest Paris Fashions 1888

Latest Paris Fashions 1888
Three women gossiping outside. 1888

Background imageBonnet Collection: Nursery Rhyme -- Baa Baa Black Sheep

Nursery Rhyme -- Baa Baa Black Sheep
Nursery Rhyme - Baa Baa Black Sheep, have you any wool? Date: circa 1920s

Background imageBonnet Collection: Columbias Easter bonnet

Columbias Easter bonnet. Illustration shows Columbia adjusting her bonnet, which is a battleship labeled World Power with two guns labeled Army

Background imageBonnet Collection: Draycott, Cotswold village, Edith Hodgkins, milkmaid

Draycott, Cotswold village, Edith Hodgkins, milkmaid
Draycott, Cotswold village, Edith Hodgkins (later Mrs Brown), milkmaid. Date: 1916

Background imageBonnet Collection: Rat-Tat-Tat by Muriel Dawson

Rat-Tat-Tat by Muriel Dawson -- a little girl opens a door. Date: 1931

Background imageBonnet Collection: Boy and girl on the beach, Saltburn, North Yorkshire

Boy and girl on the beach, Saltburn, North Yorkshire
Boy (Albert Auerbach) and girl (Violet Auerbach) on the beach at Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire, August 1906. The pier can be seen on the left. Date: 1906

Background imageBonnet Collection: Who Said Rabbits? by Muriel Dawson

Who Said Rabbits? by Muriel Dawson -- a little girl in a bonnet and overalls takes her pet dog for a walk. Date: 1940

Background imageBonnet 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 imageBonnet Collection: A Welsh Rabbit (Rarebit?) complete with traditional costume

A Welsh Rabbit (Rarebit?) complete with traditional costume
A Welsh Rabbit (Rarebit?) complete with traditional Welsh costume. Date: 1904

Background imageBonnet Collection: Traditional Swiss Costume - A woman from Frick, Aargau

Traditional Swiss Costume - A woman from Frick, Aargau
Traditional Swiss Costume - A woman from Frick, a municipality in the district of Laufenburg in the canton of Aargau. Date: circa 1909

Background imageBonnet Collection: Elderly woman in front of a Welsh dresser, Mid Wales

Elderly woman in front of a Welsh dresser, Mid Wales
An elderly woman in Victorian style costume sitting in front of a Welsh dresser, Mid Wales. The dresser contains family photographs and crockery

Background imageBonnet Collection: Welsh woman in traditional costume on a donkey

Welsh woman in traditional costume on a donkey
A young Welsh woman in traditional costume, riding a donkey sidesaddle. This was the usual form of transport at the time -- for example



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