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Breeches Collection

Background imageBreeches Collection: Gentleman with shire horse, Mid Wales

Gentleman with shire horse, Mid Wales
A gentleman holding the reins of a shire horse in front of a house, probably somewhere in Mid Wales. A little girl watches from a distance

Background imageBreeches Collection: German circus scrap

German circus scrap -- dog jumping through a paper hoop. 19th century

Background imageBreeches Collection: Jem Mace, Boxer

Jem Mace, Boxer
" Gypsy" Jem Mace (1831 - 1910), English champion and known as the " Father of Modern Boxing"

Background imageBreeches Collection: BREECHES GENEVA BIBLE

BREECHES GENEVA BIBLE
Geneva Breeches Bible, photographed at Whitehall, Cheam. Date: 1557

Background imageBreeches Collection: Male Riding Dress 1813

Male Riding Dress 1813
Double-breasted cut-away coat worn open to reveal a white waistcoat with stand collar, shirt frill & white stock, leather breeches with falls, top boots, spurs & top hat

Background imageBreeches Collection: Modern era. Arquebusier. Engraving. Museo Militar, 1883

Modern era. Arquebusier. Engraving. Museo Militar, 1883. Later colouration. Date: 2019

Background imageBreeches Collection: Breeches-Buoy used to save the crew of Esras, East Runton

Breeches-Buoy used to save the crew of Esras, East Runton
Illustration showing a Breeches-Buoy in use, to save the crew of the Norwegian ship Esras, East Runton, Norfolk, 1901. Esras had run aground on the Hasboro sands

Background imageBreeches Collection: Dog Rescued from Wreck

Dog Rescued from Wreck
All saved ! the last crew member of a sinking sailing boat is pulled to safety on a breeches buoy, clutching the ships dog

Background imageBreeches Collection: Board of Trade Rocket Apparatus for Saving Lives from Shipwr

Board of Trade Rocket Apparatus for Saving Lives from Shipwr
Engraving showing Board of Trade equipment for use to help shipwrecked sailors, 1886. The items are (from left to right, top to bottom)

Background imageBreeches Collection: Woman Fencing 1930

Woman Fencing 1930
Eleanor Macdonald, the only woman to whom the degree of Maitre d Armes de l Academie d Epee de Paris has been awarded, shows us how attractive breeches can be

Background imageBreeches Collection: Lumber Jills, Land Girls in Devon, WW1

Lumber Jills, Land Girls in Devon, WW1
Lumber Jills, Land Girls in breeches, leggings and hobnailed boots, doing forestry work in Devon during the First World War. 1914-1918

Background imageBreeches Collection: Two women in fancy dress with tankards

Two women in fancy dress with tankards
Two women in fancy dress costumes comprising of knickerbockers, shirts and waistcoats, raise a tankard of beer each - presumably they re meant to be some kind of 17th century roisterers? c.1928

Background imageBreeches Collection: English Royalists 1640-9

English Royalists 1640-9
English Royalist soldiers: doublet & breeches, lace falling collars, lace-edged boot hose tops, bucket-top boots, plumed hats, cloak

Background imageBreeches Collection: London Trade Card - James Potter, Leather Breeches Maker

London Trade Card - James Potter, Leather Breeches Maker, at the sign of the Boot and Breeches, Shoemaker Row, near Aldgate. 18th century

Background imageBreeches Collection: 3 Dolls Harlequin C1810

3 Dolls Harlequin C1810
Harlequin, Pulcinello (Punch) and Bobeche (Clown)

Background imageBreeches Collection: Man & Woman Costume 1806

Man & Woman Costume 1806
Man: top hat, top boots, drab coat with sleeves padded & gathered at the shoulder, breeches. Woman: close bonnet, blue pelisse, short cape, vandyked falling collar

Background imageBreeches Collection: Major Esterhazy

Major Esterhazy
MAJOR MCFW ESTERHAZY French Major and German spy, connected with the Dreyfus Case Date: 1847 - 1923

Background imageBreeches Collection: Green Coat & Cane 1807

Green Coat & Cane 1807
Green double-breasted cut-away coat with stand-fall collar & revers, white waistcoat, cravat & silk stockings, pale grey breeches, black pumps, top hat & fob ribbon

Background imageBreeches Collection: Man Dressing Circa 1800

Man Dressing Circa 1800
An elderly gentleman at his toilet buttons up his waistcoat before donning his green coat. He also wears stockings & slippers, breeches a white shirt & cravat. circa 1800

Background imageBreeches Collection: Mending Day, by Ethel Parkinson

Mending Day, by Ethel Parkinson. A little Dutch girl sits mending a little boys breeches, while he stands uncomfortably with a towel round his waist

Background imageBreeches Collection: French Velocipede C1820

French Velocipede C1820
An elaborately dressed man embarks on a velocipede ride, to the amazement of a lady spectator

Background imageBreeches Collection: Western Australia - Aborigine Elders ready for a Corroboree

Western Australia - Aborigine Elders ready for a Corroboree
Western Australia, Australia - Five Australian Aborigine Elders ready for a Corroboree (an an Australian Aboriginal dance ceremony which may take the form of a sacred ritual or an informal gathering)

Background imageBreeches Collection: The Russian Mountains, Les Montagnes Russes, Paris, 1812

The Russian Mountains, Les Montagnes Russes, Paris, 1812
Fashionable couple at the Russian Mountains rollercoaster, Les Montagnes Russes a Belleville, built in 1812. (The first switchback, Year VII, 1799). Handcoloured lithograph by R.V

Background imageBreeches Collection: Uniform of the Kings Bodyguard, Garde-du-corps

Uniform of the Kings Bodyguard, Garde-du-corps de roi, Louis XVIII pf France. Handcoloured lithograph from Le Bibliophile Jacob aka Paul Lacroixs Costumes Historiques de la France

Background imageBreeches Collection: Napoleon Bonaparte as First Consul during

Napoleon Bonaparte as First Consul during the Consulate, 1799-1804. Handcoloured lithograph from Le Bibliophile Jacob aka Paul Lacroixs Costumes Historiques de la France

Background imageBreeches Collection: Portrait of a young man from the Perceval family

Portrait of a young man from the Perceval family
Oil on canvas full-length portrait of Master Perceval, thought to be Philip, wearing a red doublet and breeches, at the age of 10 or 11 dating from c.1620

Background imageBreeches Collection: Morris Dancing, English Folk Dancing

Morris Dancing, English Folk Dancing

Background imageBreeches Collection: Admiring the Portfolio of Art Prints, by Alfredo Perea

Admiring the Portfolio of Art Prints, by Alfredo Perea Date: 1875

Background imageBreeches Collection: Tate Wilkinson, English actor and manager

Tate Wilkinson, English actor and manager, in the role of Michael in Free and Easy, a play by Samuel James Arnold. Date: 1822

Background imageBreeches Collection: Modern age. Spanish infantry. Fife and drum

Modern age. Spanish infantry. Fife and drum
Modern age. Spanish infantry. Fife (small flute) and drum. Engraving. Museo Militar, 1883. Later colouration. Date: 2020

Background imageBreeches Collection: Advert for E. Underwood & Sons, Tailors, Bath

Advert for E. Underwood & Sons, Tailors, Bath Date: 1902

Background imageBreeches Collection: A man dressed as Charles II, or at least somebody who looks very like him. Date: c. 1910

A man dressed as Charles II, or at least somebody who looks very like him. Date: c. 1910
A man dressed as Charles II, or at least somebody who looks very like him. Date: c.1910

Background imageBreeches Collection: FUNERAL CLOTHING 1583

FUNERAL CLOTHING 1583
Attendants at a funeral in Padova, Italy wear: trunk hose, breeches ('Venetians'), doublets, flat shoes with pointed vamps, ruffs, cloaks, & tall hats such as copotains Date: 1583

Background imageBreeches Collection: Man in costume, reminiscent Guy Fawkes

Man in costume, reminiscent Guy Fawkes
Man in costume, reminiscent of Guy Fawkes Date: late 16th century

Background imageBreeches Collection: Kate Cutler in All Abroad

Kate Cutler in All Abroad Date: 1890s

Background imageBreeches Collection: Jane May as Pierrot in Monsieur and Madame Pierrot

Jane May as Pierrot in Monsieur and Madame Pierrot Date: 1890s

Background imageBreeches Collection: Jessie Preston as Little Jack Sheppard

Jessie Preston as Little Jack Sheppard Date: 1890s

Background imageBreeches Collection: Man and woman of the Land of Fire or Tierra del Fugo, 1818

Man and woman of the Land of Fire or Tierra del Fugo, 1818. Yaghan people wearing sea-calf skin cloaks and woven skirts. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Mary Anne Vennings A Geographical

Background imageBreeches Collection: Women of the Isle of Nio or Ios, Greece, 1818

Women of the Isle of Nio or Ios, Greece, 1818. One woman spins yarn on a spinning wheel and another holds a spindle. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Mary Anne Vennings A Geographical Present

Background imageBreeches Collection: The last of the boulevard lions, 1853

The last of the boulevard lions, 1853. Fashionable people outside Tortonis ice cream cafe. Dandies in top hats, jacquettes and striped pants

Background imageBreeches Collection: An official ball in the Strasbourg Theatre, 1805

An official ball in the Strasbourg Theatre, 1805
Fashionable women in ball gowns and turbans at a theater. An official ball in the Strasbourg Theatre, 1805. Guests dancing in the background. Handcoloured lithograph by R.V

Background imageBreeches Collection: Dress maker strolling in the Tuileries, 1802

Dress maker strolling in the Tuileries, 1802
strolling in the Tuileries, below the river terrace, 1802. She wears a bonnet with ribbons, dress and apron, and carries a hat box and bolts of fabric. Handcoloured lithograph by R.V

Background imageBreeches Collection: Gentleman in carrick coat in Frascati s, Paris

Gentleman in carrick coat in Frascati s, Paris
Gentleman putting on carrick coat while leaving a fashionable salon. A public room at Frascati s, Paris, Year VIII, 1800. Famous salon for parties, balls, concerts and gambling

Background imageBreeches Collection: Boys in jackets and breeches with Merveilleuse, 1800

Boys in jackets and breeches with Merveilleuse, 1800
Boys in jackets and breeches with Merveilleuse in Roman robe with bonnet and spencer jacket. Little Patriots, Year VIII, 1800. Handcoloured lithograph by R.V

Background imageBreeches Collection: Fashionable Incroyables in a gambling den, 1800

Fashionable Incroyables in a gambling den, 1800
Fashionable Incroyables in high-collar jackets at a gambling table with young woman and croupier. A gambling hell in the Palais Royal, Year VIII, 1800

Background imageBreeches Collection: Pedlar and his dog in the window of Saint Mary-at-Lambeth

Pedlar and his dog in the window of Saint Mary-at-Lambeth
Pedlar and his dog in the stained glass window of the church at Saint Mary-at-Lambeth. Copperplate engraving by John Thomas Smith after original drawings by members of the Society of Antiquaries

Background imageBreeches Collection: Sailors in front of a decorated ships stern

Sailors in front of a decorated ships stern
Frontispiece illustration showing 18th and 19th century sailors in front of a decorated ships stern. Woodblock print by J

Background imageBreeches Collection: English huntsman fording a river with fox hounds

English huntsman fording a river with fox hounds, 19th century. Facey Romford urging his horse up the opposite river bank. Captain Spurrier cut down by Romford



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