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Background imageBrim Collection: Marimekko hat, 1965

Marimekko hat, 1965
A cotton hat with a cutaway brim by Marimekko in a print of pink and green circles. Date: 1965

Background imageBrim Collection: Four early women police officers in uniform, WW1

Four early women police officers in uniform, WW1
Four early women police officers in uniform, in the street outside the Women Police Service building, London, on duty during the First World War. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageBrim Collection: Women outdoors 1881

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

Background imageBrim Collection: Little girl playing in a garden by Muriel Dawson

Little girl playing in a garden by Muriel Dawson
A little girl in a red smock standing in a garden, by Muriel Dawson. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageBrim Collection: Lady and Blossom 1925

Lady and Blossom 1925
A girl, wearing a straw cloche hat with a two colour double brim and ornamented with a broad hatband and ribbon bow, smells some apple blossom

Background imageBrim Collection: Moroccan Woman of the Mountains

Moroccan Woman of the Mountains
A Moroccan Woman of the Mountains with her young son asleep in a sling made out of the same material as her sarong-style skirt

Background imageBrim Collection: David Wright woman in a red swimsuit

David Wright woman in a red swimsuit
Elegant woman with red hair, wearing a one-piece red swimsuit, red shoes, and a wide brimmed floppy hat. She is sitting on a table with a red and white tablecloth

Background imageBrim Collection: Union Jack Hat & Scarf

Union Jack Hat & Scarf
A patriotic girl wrapped up in a scarf covered with union jacks. She also has them on the brim of her hat. Date: 1917

Background imageBrim Collection: David Wright woman in a white bikini

David Wright woman in a white bikini
Elegant woman with blonde hair, wearing a white bikini and shoes to match. She is sitting on the grass, with a wide-brimmed floppy hat at her side

Background imageBrim Collection: Millicent Duncan, early woman police officer

Millicent Duncan, early woman police officer
Millicent Duncan, an early woman police officer. Date: 1910s

Background imageBrim Collection: Edith Smith, first woman police officer in UK

Edith Smith, first woman police officer in UK
Edith Smith, first woman police officer in the UK, working in the Grantham area. Date: circa 1915

Background imageBrim Collection: Women picking daffodils in Art Deco style

Women picking daffodils in Art Deco style. 1936

Background imageBrim Collection: The Water Nymph by Muriel Dawson

The Water Nymph by Muriel Dawson -- a little girl paddling in the sea. Date: 1933

Background imageBrim Collection: Henry Heaths hard felts

Henry Heaths hard felts
A selection of hard felt hats made by Henry Heath of Oxford Street, London

Background imageBrim Collection: Garden Party Frock 1913

Garden Party Frock 1913
Garden party dress by Redfern: tubular style tunic dress with batea (boat) neck, hobble skirt & ornamented with lace & tassels. Hat: flat crown, wide brim, large black bow

Background imageBrim Collection: Womens clothing for May 1913

Womens clothing for May 1913
Women models wearing the latest fashionable garments for evening and walking. Date: 1913

Background imageBrim Collection: Two early women police officers

Two early women police officers -- one of them is Millicent Duncan (right). Date: 1910s

Background imageBrim Collection: Ascot hat from Debenham and Freebody, 1934

Ascot hat from Debenham and Freebody, 1934
A stunning hat of organdie in an elusive shade of brown ; the brim reinforced in an open lattice insertion in which golden threads mingle with the organdie. Perfect for Ladies Day at Royal Ascot

Background imageBrim Collection: Auriol Lee in a Hat 1905

Auriol Lee in a Hat 1905
Miss Auriol Lee wears a coat with an unusual collar and a hat with a ribbon threaded through the brim perched at an angle on the top of her pompadour hairstyle

Background imageBrim Collection: Woman / Mode Illustre / 1923

Woman / Mode Illustre / 1923
Barrel-line dress with fold over scarf collar & apron front in an orange & white rose print fabric with a tie belt worn low on the hips. She holds a hat with a broad brim

Background imageBrim Collection: Iron hat of King Charles I, worn during the English Civil War (1642-1646)

Iron hat of King Charles I, worn during the English Civil War (1642-1646), said to be at Warwick Castle. Date: 17th century

Background imageBrim Collection: Santiago, Mexico, El Alamo - Restaurante Sombrero El Charro

Santiago, Mexico, El Alamo - Restaurante Sombrero El Charro
Sombrero El Charro Restaurant at El Alamo, Santiago, a municipality located in the center of the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBrim Collection: La Belle Feronniere, mistress of King Francis

La Belle Feronniere, mistress of King Francis I of France. Possibly wife of a furrier, or a lawyer called Feron. She wears a simple chaperon headdress with brim, red velvet robe with wide sleeves

Background imageBrim Collection: Women of Venice dying their hair using a solana

Women of Venice dying their hair using a solana (a wide brim hat with a hole in the centre), one with a sponge A, and one with comb in front of a mirror after Cesare Vecellio B, and wooden comb C

Background imageBrim Collection: Advert for Woollands womens hats 1929

Advert for Woollands womens hats 1929
Selection of ladies Spring hats for the late 1920s. Date: 1929

Background imageBrim Collection: Little Tom Thumb, by Muriel Baines

Little Tom Thumb, by Muriel Baines
Illustration, Little Tom Thumb, by Muriel Baines Date: 20th century

Background imageBrim Collection: Sur La Greve

Sur La Greve
A sketch of a lady holding the brim of her decorative hat, followed by an older woman clutching her skirts and a man equipped with a crook, walking on rocky terrain overlooking the ocean

Background imageBrim Collection: Brittany Fishing Women

Brittany Fishing Women
A painting of a woman holding her young baby, with a group of older women behind, who are stood by baskets filled to the brim with fish

Background imageBrim Collection: Flowers and Fruit

Flowers and Fruit
A still life oil painting, showing a tall vase of blooming flowers, a basket filled to the brim with apples and pears, a flagon and a tray of peeled orange. Date: circa 1866

Background imageBrim Collection: Shady crinoline hat, trimmed with ribbon velvet bows and gathered ribbon velvet under brim

Shady crinoline hat, trimmed with ribbon velvet bows and gathered ribbon velvet under brim. Date: 1927

Background imageBrim Collection: Parisian frocks of satin, georgette and lace. Date: 1923

Parisian frocks of satin, georgette and lace. Date: 1923

Background imageBrim Collection: Original Artwork - Budget for Lewiss Summer Sale

Original Artwork - Budget for Lewiss Summer Sale
Original Artwork - Design for a Lewiss Summer Sale promotional item or advertisement - Woman in a wide-brimmed spotty hat checking the money in her purse. Date: circa 1937

Background imageBrim Collection: Charles Draycott as Salem Scudder in The Octoroon Date: late 19th century

Charles Draycott as Salem Scudder in The Octoroon Date: late 19th century

Background imageBrim Collection: Selection of womens brimmed hats. Date: 1916

Selection of womens brimmed hats. Date: 1916

Background imageBrim Collection: Boy and girl at Xmas

Boy and girl at Xmas
Boy and girl reaching for their stockings, brim full of presents on Xmas Day. Artist: Anon. Date: circa 1908

Background imageBrim Collection: A winter stroll in the Luxembourg Gardens, 1830

A winter stroll in the Luxembourg Gardens, 1830. Woman in large bonnet with plumes, dress with sleeves en beret trimmed with velvet, high lace collar, and fur scarf. Handcoloured lithograph by R.V

Background imageBrim Collection: Regency physician riding a horse wearing a chin piece

Regency physician riding a horse wearing a chin piece
Regency physician riding a horse wearing a protective wooden chin piece. A bewildered family of farm labourers watch him go. Dr. Cassock F.R.S. Inventor of the Noble Puzzle for Tumble Down Horses

Background imageBrim Collection: Woman in visiting outfit with fur muff giving sweets

Woman in visiting outfit with fur muff giving sweets to a child. Bonbons from the Comte du Plessis-Praslin. Toilette de visite, bonbons du Marechal, duc de Praslin

Background imageBrim Collection: Costume of the King of the Kongo

Costume of the King of the Kongo
Costumes of the King of the Kongo, and a noble man. They wear hats with brims, and carry scimitars. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Antonio Sasso from Giulio Ferrarios Ancient

Background imageBrim Collection: Hat maker ironing the brim of a hat made from beaver fur

Hat maker ironing the brim of a hat made from beaver fur. In the background, an apprentice works the felt in a battery (hot-water kettle)

Background imageBrim Collection: Advert for womens skating and dancing costumes

Advert for womens skating and dancing costumes
Advertisement for womens skating and dancing costumes -- The Lighter Side of Sports Life. The dancing outfits are from Dickins and Jones, Regent Street, London

Background imageBrim Collection: Advert for womens hats from Henry Heath, London

Advert for womens hats from Henry Heath, London
Advertisement for womens hats from Henry Heath, Oxford Street, London -- Two Sides to the Hat Question: The Battle of the Brims. Date: 1930

Background imageBrim Collection: Mrs Gerard D Erlanger at Biarritz

Mrs Gerard D Erlanger at Biarritz
Mrs Gerard D Erlanger, formerly the pianist Egythe Baker, pictured underneath a parasol at Biarritz. Date: 1932

Background imageBrim Collection: Advert for Swan & Edgar winter fashions 1909

Advert for Swan & Edgar winter fashions 1909
Page selection of Edwardian womens fur coats, stoles and muffs for winter fashion of 1909. 1909

Background imageBrim Collection: Breton musician playing bagpipes, Brittany, Northern France

Breton musician playing bagpipes, Brittany, Northern France
Breton musician playing a form of bagpipes (the biniou), Brittany, Northern France. Date: 1922

Background imageBrim Collection: Breton peasant, Brittany, Northern France

Breton peasant, Brittany, Northern France
Breton peasant in traditional costume, Brittany, Northern France. Date: 1922

Background imageBrim Collection: Musicians seated on barrels, Brittany, Northern France

Musicians seated on barrels, Brittany, Northern France
Two musicians seated on top of barrels, Brittany, Northern France. They are playing the native bagpipe or biniou (right) and a flageolet (left). 1922

Background imageBrim Collection: Mayor signing documents, Brittany, Northern France

Mayor signing documents, Brittany, Northern France
Mayor signing legal documents, Brittany, Northern France. His traditional costume includes pleated breeches and heavy wooden clogs. 1922



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