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Background imageBreath Collection: His Masters Breath - Satire

His Masters Breath - Satire
His Masters Breath Satirical play on the dog/gramophone logo for His Masters Voice, substituting the music player for a whiskey jar and funnel

Background imageBreath Collection: A fantasy illustration of marine reptiles

A fantasy illustration of marine reptiles
The Sea-Dragons as they lived. Frontispiece by John Martin from The Book of the Great Sea-Dragons by Thomas Hawkins, 1840

Background imageBreath Collection: Gremlin and Pilot

Gremlin and Pilot
A Gremlin tries to fog the aircrafts windscreen with his breath, but the pilot foils him by chewing a carrot to improve his sight

Background imageBreath Collection: A Breath of Fresh Air by David Wright

A Breath of Fresh Air by David Wright. Wright produced a series of over 160 illustrations or pin-ups for The Sketch during the 1940 s

Background imageBreath Collection: Advert for Aertex men and womens underwear 1933

Advert for Aertex men and womens underwear 1933
Aertex underwear, little cells in the fabric that allow the body to breathe. Date: 1933

Background imageBreath Collection: Comic postcard, Man uses lung testing machine at the seaside Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Man uses lung testing machine at the seaside Date: 20th century

Background imageBreath Collection: Comic postcard, breathing in short pants

Comic postcard, breathing in short pants Date: 20th century

Background imageBreath Collection: DIVING FOR PEARLS

DIVING FOR PEARLS
Diving for pearls in the Persian Gulf. Date: 1870

Background imageBreath Collection: Lady bursts through Hoods Latest Newspaper full of health

Lady bursts through Hoods Latest Newspaper full of health
Lady bursts through Hoods Latest Newspaper, full of health and vitality! Hoods Saponaceaous Tooth Powder apparently cleanses the teeth, sweetens the breath, and hardens the gums. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageBreath Collection: Nanette Newman and Michael Culver on location in Cornwall

Nanette Newman and Michael Culver on location in Cornwall
The actress Nanette Newman on location near Lands End, Cornwall, with the actor Michael Culver, in the roles of the Newlyn School artists Stanhope Alexander Forbes (1857-1947)

Background imageBreath Collection: Diagram of the Proto breathing apparatus set, WW2

Diagram of the Proto breathing apparatus set, WW2
Exploded diagram of the Mark IV Proto (oxygen) breathing apparatus set, showing its working parts

Background imageBreath Collection: Listerine advertisement, 1930

Listerine advertisement, 1930
Advertisement for Listerine mouth wash, suggesting that halitosis can lead to being left on the shelf, marriage-wise as her birthdays creep towards that tragic thirty mark. Date: 1930

Background imageBreath Collection: Advert for Floriline liquid for teeth and breath 1897

Advert for Floriline liquid for teeth and breath 1897
Is the best Liquid Dentifrice in the World. Prevents the decay of the teeth. Renders the teeth pearly white. Is perfectly harmless and delicious to the taste. Date: 1897

Background imageBreath Collection: Hieroglyph. Sela of Amenemhat I. 12th Dynasty. Middle Kingdo

Hieroglyph. Sela of Amenemhat I. 12th Dynasty. Middle Kingdom. British Museum. London

Background imageBreath Collection: War-Time Economies Saving Breath, WW1 Heath Robinson

War-Time Economies Saving Breath, WW1 Heath Robinson
War-Time Economies from Heath Robinson - to Save Your Breath. The Penny-in-the-Slot machine for blowing out candles. Wartime savings taken to ridiculous lengths by William Heath Robinson who suggests

Background imageBreath Collection: Breath of Spring by Muriel Dawson

Breath of Spring by Muriel Dawson -- a little girl in a garden with a basket of flowers. Date: 1938

Background imageBreath Collection: A breath of air on the balcony at a London ball

A breath of air on the balcony at a London ball
A couple in evening dress take a moment to enjoy some fresh air by an open window or balcony, during a ball at one of the great London mansions at the height of the London Season. 1930

Background imageBreath Collection: Man at bar wanting clove to disguise evidence of his boozing

Man at bar wanting clove to disguise evidence of his boozing
Drunken gentleman leaning against a bar, requesting the barmaid for a clove to disguise the olfactory evidence of his boozing

Background imageBreath Collection: Gallicolumba luzonica, Luzon bleeding-heart and another unid

Gallicolumba luzonica, Luzon bleeding-heart and another unid
Large Series plate 53, a watercolour from the John Reeves Collection of Zoological Drawings from Canton, China

Background imageBreath Collection: Plate 344 from The Gleanings of Natural History by George Ed

Plate 344 from The Gleanings of Natural History by George Ed
Plate 344, hand coloured copperplate etching from George Edwards The Gleanings of Natural History, Vol. 3 (1764). Annotated White faced mannikin and ruby-crested hummingbird

Background imageBreath Collection: Approaching from the air - Hong Kong

Approaching from the air - Hong Kong - Coming into HK was spectacular and breath-taking. We came in on a level with The Peak, so everything was near ships in the harbour, commercial centre

Background imageBreath Collection: London (NFS) firefighter in breathing apparatus, WW2

London (NFS) firefighter in breathing apparatus, WW2
Side view of the Mark IV Proto (oxygen) breathing apparatus set, showing the re-breather bag, mouthpiece, control valves and cooler

Background imageBreath Collection: The Barnum & Bailey greatest show on earth Breath-taking Jap

The Barnum & Bailey greatest show on earth Breath-taking Japanese slide for life. Circus poster showing a Japanese tight-rope walker descending a steeply angled wire. Date c1898

Background imageBreath Collection: Stone Wall Stile

Stone Wall Stile
A country girl stops to take a breath of fresh country air as she climbs over a stile in a dry stone wall. Date: 1950s

Background imageBreath Collection: Lady in Harem pants draws amazed reactions

Lady in Harem pants draws amazed reactions
A rotund lady draws breath (it appears she has been wound in to a VERY tight corset!) as she ascends some steep stares, but also draws gasps of astonishment from three gentleman

Background imageBreath Collection: A street in Buyukdere, Istanbul

A street in Buyukdere, Istanbul, Turkey. Old traditional Ottoman houses at the end of the Sultunate. The upper rooms overhanging the street are called Cumbas

Background imageBreath Collection: Chester City Steps 1930S

Chester City Steps 1930S
The Wishing Steps, Chester, Cheshire, England. If you want to make a wish, you must run up the whole flight of steps, then down and then up again, all in one breath!

Background imageBreath Collection: Moonlit Ship in Calm

Moonlit Ship in Calm
Becalmed on a moonlit night without a breath of wind - the sails of this three-master hang limply as she hardly moves through the water

Background imageBreath Collection: Ezekiel and the Bones

Ezekiel and the Bones
God said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones... and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, and the flesh came up upon them, and the breath came into them

Background imageBreath Collection: Pearl Fishing / 1870

Pearl Fishing / 1870
Fishing for pearls in the Persian Gulf. Native divers hold their breath and drop down to the sea bed on lines


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