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Bowing Collection

Background imageBowing Collection: The King of Kings

The King of Kings -- Jesus Christ surrounded by rulers (kings, queens, emperors, etc) from various countries and periods in history. 1916

Background imageBowing Collection: Charles and Flora McDonald

Charles and Flora McDonald
Prince Charles Edward Stuart bids farewell to Flora MacDonald who aided his escape

Background imageBowing Collection: Japan - Geisha Girl bows to a samurai warrior - New Year

Japan - Geisha Girl bows to a samurai warrior - New Year Ceremony Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBowing Collection: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by William McLaren

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by William McLaren
Sir Gawain takes up the challenge. As instructed by the Green Knight, he swings the battleaxe and cuts off the Green Knights head. The head falls off and rolls towards the banqueting guests

Background imageBowing Collection: Egypt - Old Egyptian men at prayer

Egypt - Old Egyptian men at prayer

Background imageBowing Collection: Padua University Facade

Padua University Facade
The facade of Padua University

Background imageBowing Collection: Tennis Chivalry 1930S

Tennis Chivalry 1930S
A chivalrous gentleman tennis player bows as he shakes the hand of his attractive female opponent over the net!

Background imageBowing Collection: Cinderella by Arthur Rackham

Cinderella by Arthur Rackham
Ella, aka Cinderella, in her beautiful gown, dancing with the Prince at the Ball. Date: 1919

Background imageBowing Collection: A pair of Angels

A pair of Angels
A very beautiful chromolithographic postcard depicting a pair of angels, one bowed in prayer and one holding a long thin scroll. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBowing Collection: A group of Persian musicians

A group of Persian musicians
A group of four Persian musicians playing their instruments. 1818

Background imageBowing Collection: Poster, Rudge Cycles

Poster, Rudge Cycles, made by Raleigh Industries of Nottingham. With a bowing Sir Walter Raleigh, Elizabethan courtier

Background imageBowing Collection: Victoria Knights Morris

Victoria Knights Morris
After unveiling a statue of Prince Albert, donated by the people of Wolverhampton, Queen Victoria knighted the Mayor, John Morris, in recognition of his warm welcome

Background imageBowing Collection: Japanese girl playing violin

Japanese girl playing violin
A stunning photographic postcard depicting a young Japanese girl playing the voilin

Background imageBowing Collection: Men of the Stone Age worshipping the sun

Men of the Stone Age worshipping the sun
Men of the Stone Age (Palaeolithic Era) worshipping the sun as it rises

Background imageBowing Collection: Poster, Barnum and Bailey, Greatest Show on Earth

Poster, Barnum and Bailey, Greatest Show on Earth

Background imageBowing Collection: Angoni tribesman performer, Nyasaland, East Africa

Angoni tribesman performer, Nyasaland, East Africa
Angoni (Ngoni) tribesman performer, Nyasaland, East Africa (then part of the British Empire, now Malawi). He is a musician, singer and dancer whose leggings rattle when he moves. Date: 1922

Background imageBowing Collection: Cartoon, At the camp of Maurice de Saxe (1745)

Cartoon, At the camp of Maurice de Saxe (1745). Elegant ladies of the theatre step out of a carriage and are kissed on the hand by the French general and Marshal of France

Background imageBowing Collection: Arabian musician playing the Rababa

Arabian musician playing the Rababa Date: 1898

Background imageBowing Collection: Russia - Tsar Nicholas II meeting veterans at Borodino

Russia - Tsar Nicholas II meeting veterans at Borodino
Russia - Tsar Nicholas II meeting veteran soldiers and their wives at Borodino (the site of a bloody battle of the Napoleonic Wars, fought during Napoleon's invasion of Russia)

Background imageBowing Collection: Lady and Cupid

Lady and Cupid
This sketch depicts a scene in which a smiling young lady is bowing slightly to look down at Cupid who has arrived at her door step, apparently not for the first time

Background imageBowing Collection: Queen Victoria giving away New Year's Gifts

Queen Victoria giving away New Year's Gifts Date: 1854

Background imageBowing Collection: The Passing of the Patron, woman, doormen bowing

The Passing of the Patron, woman, doormen bowing
The Passing of the Patron: a Study in Worship, of woman (the Patron) and small child, with doormen bowing and staff waiting at a cinema entrance. Also captioned, All This For 3d. 6d

Background imageBowing Collection: WW1 Oath of Allegiance - Women's Battalion of Death, Russia

WW1 Oath of Allegiance - Women's Battalion of Death, Russia
Oath of Allegiance taken in Moscow by members of the famous Battalion of Death, composed entirely of Russian women and led by Madame Botchkareva - June 1917

Background imageBowing Collection: Man in tight stays 1788

Man in tight stays 1788
Tight lacing 1788. A painfully fashionable young man wearing corsets to achieve a fashionable figure, bowing, perhaps in a dance. "These tight stays will be death of me, " he says

Background imageBowing Collection: Sir Malcolm Sargent, English conductor and composer

Sir Malcolm Sargent, English conductor and composer
Sir Harold Malcolm Watts Sargent (1895-1967), English conductor, organist and composer. Seen here taking a bow from the podium at the end of a concert, a bunch of flowers in his hand

Background imageBowing Collection: Illustration, Malbrough is going to war

Illustration, Malbrough is going to war
Illustration, Malbrough s'en va t'en guerre (Marlborough is going to war). Elegant ladies faint when they hear that Monsieur Malbrough is dead and buried as a result of going to war

Background imageBowing Collection: Queen Elizabeth I, entry into Kenilworth Castle

Queen Elizabeth I, entry into Kenilworth Castle, with fireworks Date: 1575

Background imageBowing Collection: Comic postcard, Performing couple taking a bow on stage Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Performing couple taking a bow on stage Date: 20th century

Background imageBowing Collection: Edmund Payne as Max Moddelkopf and Happy Fanny Fields as Mitzi in The Girls of Gottenberg

Edmund Payne as Max Moddelkopf and Happy Fanny Fields as Mitzi in The Girls of Gottenberg by George Grossmith and L E Berman; with music Ivan Caryll and Lionel Monckton

Background imageBowing Collection: Two young Japanese women bowing to each other, greeting

Two young Japanese women bowing to each other, greeting
Vintage 19th century photograph: Two young Japanese women bowing to each other in greeting

Background imageBowing Collection: Midshipman Newcome bowing as he leaves dinner in

Midshipman Newcome bowing as he leaves dinner in the captains cabin, HMS Victory. Captain Spring, Admiral Hearty and other offiicers drink wine after dinner

Background imageBowing Collection: Gate to the seraglio, Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, 18th century

Gate to the seraglio, Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, 18th century
Gate to the seraglio, Topkapi Palace, Istanbul. Porta del serraglio. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Giarre after Giulio Ferrario in his Costumes Ancient and Modern of the Peoples of the World

Background imageBowing Collection: Cinderella at the London Hippodrome, 1900-01

Cinderella at the London Hippodrome, 1900-01
Illustration summarising the delights of the newly-opened London Hippodromes first annual pantomime - Cinderella - which the management claimed was the most expensive ever to be staged

Background imageBowing Collection: Cartoon, Lord Cairns, In A New Part

Cartoon, Lord Cairns, In A New Part
Cartoon, Lord Cairns (Arthur William Cairns, 2nd Earl Cairns) - In A New Part. He had just succeeded to the title on the death of his father. 1885

Background imageBowing Collection: Cinderellas arrival, by Minnie Asprey

Cinderellas arrival, by Minnie Asprey. circa 1918

Background imageBowing Collection: The banquet held for Dodwell by the Bishop

The banquet held for Dodwell by the Bishop of Salona in Crisso, Greece. A man bowing before the bishop seated on a cushion, servants bring food to men seated at a round table

Background imageBowing Collection: Chinese man bowing cotton, Qing Dynasty

Chinese man bowing cotton, Qing Dynasty
Chinese man bowing cotton to remove husks, Qing Dynasty. He uses a bamboo frame to bow the cotton to remove dirt from the cotton down

Background imageBowing Collection: Cover design, Monsieur Beaucaire, opera by Andre Messager

Cover design, Monsieur Beaucaire, opera by Andre Messager
Cover design, musical score, Monsieur Beaucaire, a romantic opera by Andre Messager, with lyrics by Adrian Ross, based on the story by Booth Tarkington

Background imageBowing Collection: Illustration, The Earthly Paradise, William Morris

Illustration, The Earthly Paradise, William Morris
Illustration, The Earthly Paradise, an epic poem by William Morris. The Three Graces title page for the 1890 edition. 1890

Background imageBowing Collection: Queen Mary at the Epsom Derby, Surrey

Queen Mary at the Epsom Derby, Surrey
Queen Mary at the Epsom Derby horserace, Surrey, greeted by Lord Rosebery, with the Earl of Athlone (centre back), on 4 June 1949. 1949

Background imageBowing Collection: Silhouette, Man bowing in three stages

Silhouette, Man bowing in three stages. early 19th century

Background imageBowing Collection: Musical cat playing a violin on a Dutch postcard

Musical cat playing a violin on a Dutch postcard - Congratulations. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageBowing Collection: Woman playing violin in the Place du Tertre, Paris

Woman playing violin in the Place du Tertre, Paris
Woman playing the violin in the Place du Tertre, Paris. Date: 1960s

Background imageBowing Collection: George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston

George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston
Ode of V. George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (1859-1925) Viceroy of India - Arrogant, inflexible and was socially famous for his pronouncement that " Ladies do not move"

Background imageBowing Collection: Bowing in greeting, Japan, circa 1890s. Date: circa 1890s

Bowing in greeting, Japan, circa 1890s. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageBowing Collection: Front cover illustration of a period scene showing a man bowing to greet two ladies

Front cover illustration of a period scene showing a man bowing to greet two ladies

Background imageBowing Collection: Japanese overlord presents armour to grateful subordinate in formal ceremony of

Japanese overlord presents armour to grateful subordinate in formal ceremony of investiture

Background imageBowing Collection: The General Election - The Candidates Vision

The General Election - The Candidates Vision
Comic Postcard series - The General Election - The Candidates Vision. The glorious reception given to Josh Binks M.P. 1908



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