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Chicken Collection

Background imageChicken Collection: An Ideal Home No. IV. Top-Floor Chicken Farm by William Heat

An Ideal Home No. IV. Top-Floor Chicken Farm by William Heat
The beauty and simplicity of this solution of the problem of how to keep chickens in the top floor of the bijou flat will appeal to readers who like to get as much as possible for their rent

Background imageChicken Collection: Heath Robinson Kitchen 3 of 4

Heath Robinson Kitchen 3 of 4
Heath Robinson Does Away with Servants - Patent Applied for by " The Sketch" in the Kitchen. A busy Kitchen, which is a typically Heath Robinson design, with a system of pulleys

Background imageChicken Collection: Buff Orpington

Buff Orpington cock and hen

Background imageChicken Collection: Silver spangled Hamburgh cock and hen

Silver spangled Hamburgh cock and hen, Henry Beldons pair, Cup at Allerton 1871, Hen first at Birmingham 1871, and cup at Bristol 1872

Background imageChicken Collection: Bethany Childrens Home, Kinver, Staffordshire

Bethany Childrens Home, Kinver, Staffordshire
Residents of the Bethany home for disabled children which was located on the Hyde at Kinver, Staffordshire. Many of the boys are holding crutches

Background imageChicken Collection: Gypsy caravan and trap

Gypsy caravan and trap in a wood clearing. Pen & ink with watercolour wash sketch by Raymond Sheppard

Background imageChicken Collection: Barred Plymouth Rocks

Barred Plymouth Rocks
Barred Plymouth Rock cock and hen

Background imageChicken Collection: Rhode Island Reds

Rhode Island Reds
Rhode Island Red cock and hen

Background imageChicken Collection: The Way of an Eagle by George Studdy

The Way of an Eagle by George Studdy
A litter of enthusiastic but accident-prone puppies crash into a fence and fall in a heap on top of one another after chasing a chicken across a farm yard

Background imageChicken Collection: White Wyandotte

White Wyandotte cock and hen

Background imageChicken Collection: Light Sussex Cock, Hen

Light Sussex Cock, Hen
Light Sussex cock and hen

Background imageChicken Collection: English Lunacy - A man dressed as a chicken running wild and free across a field and up a small hill

English Lunacy - A man dressed as a chicken running wild and free across a field and up a small hill

Background imageChicken Collection: Little girl with chicks

Little girl with chicks
A small child, surrounded by a hen and her chicks, carries two of the little birds in her apron c. 1905

Background imageChicken Collection: Dombey & Son - Carles Dickens - Mr Toots and the Chicken

Dombey & Son - Carles Dickens - Mr Toots and the Chicken
Charles Dickens - Dombey & Son. Mr Toots - a student at Dr Blimbers school (who loves Florence but marries Susan) - pictured with his prizefighter companion, the Chicken. Date: circa 1902

Background imageChicken Collection: Gypsy Boy with Hen 1973

Gypsy Boy with Hen 1973
A gypsy boy sits by the door to his family caravan clutching onto a chicken at a Surrey encampment

Background imageChicken Collection: How to Cut up a Chicken

How to Cut up a Chicken
How to cut up a chicken into joints

Background imageChicken Collection: Good Egg by William Heath Robinson

Good Egg by William Heath Robinson
Straight from the Hen! The Fresh-Egger, a handsome apparatus for ensuring the new-laidness of eggs for the breakfast-table. A typically convoluted invention from the mind of William Heath Robinson

Background imageChicken Collection: Advertisement for Meckumfat Sussex Ground Oats

Advertisement for Meckumfat Sussex Ground Oats
Advertising poster for the fabulously named Meckumfat Sussex Ground Oats -...proved to be the best for making poultry plump !

Background imageChicken Collection: Chanteclair or Hi! Cock-a-Lorum by Joe Peterman

Chanteclair or Hi! Cock-a-Lorum by Joe Peterman and Geo Ricketts co, with music by Frank Leedham. First produced at the Oxford Music Hall on 20th June 1910

Background imageChicken Collection: An Old Manx Cottage - Isle of Man

An Old Manx Cottage - Isle of Man Date: 1928

Background imageChicken Collection: Advertisement for poultry farm, Mickleover, Derby

Advertisement for poultry farm, Mickleover, Derby
Advertisement for CR Salt, Chestnuts Poultry Farm, Mickleover, Derby, offering eggs for hatching, day old chicks, three month old pullets, stock birds, ducklings, ducks, poultry houses

Background imageChicken Collection: Japanese bantams, black bantams and Pekin bantams

Japanese bantams, black bantams and Pekin bantams. Mrs. Woodcocks Japanese white bantams, first prize at Crystal Palace 1872. E. Cambridges black bantams, cup winner at Bristol 1873. H. B

Background imageChicken Collection: Sportsmans Chocolate

Sportsmans Chocolate
Advertisement for Sportsmans Chocolate. " Campers look!! Blended bitter to leave no thirst" and wrapped in waterproof envelopes

Background imageChicken Collection: Thessaloniki - Poultry and Vegetable Salesman

Thessaloniki - Poultry and Vegetable Salesman. Date: circa 1916

Background imageChicken Collection: Hens by a hen house

Hens by a hen house
A sketch of hens by a hen house

Background imageChicken Collection: Woman Feeds Chickens

Woman Feeds Chickens
An older woman in a long dress and wide-brimmed hat throws handfuls of chicken feed on to the ground for the chickens to peck at and scratch in the straw

Background imageChicken Collection: Advert / Chicken Feed

Advert / Chicken Feed
Vigam Rusks for Poultry - a real and complete food

Background imageChicken Collection: Sherlock Holmes / Pipe

Sherlock Holmes / Pipe
HIS LAST BOW Holmes is employed by the government to foil the German spy Von Bork

Background imageChicken Collection: Jolly farmers wife with hen and eggs

Jolly farmers wife with hen and eggs
A jolly grey-haired farmers wife holds a red hen and a basketful of eggs. She wears a large straw hat and a floral-patterned apron. It is summer. Staffordshire, England Date: 1990

Background imageChicken Collection: Albrecht Gessler, Habsburg bailiff at Altdorf, 14th century

Albrecht Gessler, Habsburg bailiff at Altdorf, 14th century
Albrecht Gessler, Habsburg bailiff at Altdorf and arch enemy of William Tell, 14th century. Il Governatore Gesslero. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Verico from Giulio Ferrarios Costumes

Background imageChicken Collection: Advert, Haywards Military Pickle

Advert, Haywards Military Pickle, the great digestive. 1937

Background imageChicken Collection: Henry Pearce, The Game Chicken, boxer

Henry Pearce, The Game Chicken, boxer
Henry (Hen) Pearce (nickname The Game Chicken), boxer

Background imageChicken Collection: Henry Pearce and John Gully, boxers

Henry Pearce and John Gully, boxers
Henry (Hen) Pearce (nickname The Game Chicken) and John Gully, boxers

Background imageChicken Collection: Corning Egg Farm, Bound Brook, New Jersey, USA early 1900s

Corning Egg Farm, Bound Brook, New Jersey, USA early 1900s

Background imageChicken Collection: Some Chicken Some Neck Some Egg!

Some Chicken Some Neck Some Egg!
A WW2 birthday greetings card with an image of a model chicken and a colourful egg with the V for victory symbol. Accompanied with a red ribbon and the quote, some chicken some neck. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageChicken Collection: Clown Uncle Jolliboy - holding up a fake chicken

Clown Uncle Jolliboy - holding up a fake chicken Date: circa 1920s

Background imageChicken Collection: Welsh Houses

Welsh Houses
A painting of a man on horseback travelling down a Welsh lane outside a countryside house, with a small chicken trailing behind. Date: 1921

Background imageChicken Collection: The Admiral Gets Him Out Of The Way

The Admiral Gets Him Out Of The Way
An illustration showing a ginger bearded man, seemingly dressed to resemble a chicken, with the phrase, The Admiral gets him out of the way, a quote from a sermon by Hugh Latimer. Date: circa 1922

Background imageChicken Collection: The Daughter, Retribution Puppy chasing Chicken

The Daughter, Retribution Puppy chasing Chicken by Louis Wain Date: 1914

Background imageChicken Collection: Comic postcard, Girl chats with cockerel - rhyme by H J Snell Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Girl chats with cockerel - rhyme by H J Snell Date: 20th century

Background imageChicken Collection: Girl with a basket full of Easter chicks, 1930 s

Girl with a basket full of Easter chicks, 1930 s
Portrait of a girl with a basket full of Easter chicks, 1930 s

Background imageChicken Collection: Comic postcard, Supply and demand - the price of poultry Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Supply and demand - the price of poultry Date: 20th century

Background imageChicken Collection: Comic postcard, Man and waiter in restaurant - chicken soup? Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Man and waiter in restaurant - chicken soup? Date: 20th century

Background imageChicken Collection: English lady receiving surprise visitors in breakfast

English lady receiving surprise visitors in breakfast room, 19th century. Mrs Lucy Somerville curtsies to Mrs Watkins, Mr Willie Watkins, and Miss Watkins. A maid in torn apron opens the door

Background imageChicken Collection: Rites of Convocation of the Holy Roman Emperor

Rites of Convocation of the Holy Roman Emperor. Charles IV recieving a messenger 1, an electoral mandate 2, the Elector of Brandenburg washing his hands in a silver bowl 3

Background imageChicken Collection: White leghorns or Livorno cock and hen

White leghorns or Livorno cock and hen, Gallus gallus domesticus. From birds sent over specially for portraiture by Mr. Simpson, Treasurer of the New York State Poultry Society

Background imageChicken Collection: Portrait of Lucy Meredith, niece of Sir Thomas Lawrence

Portrait of Lucy Meredith, niece of Sir Thomas Lawrence. Young pre-teen girl in white dress with pink ribbon belt. Hand-tinted engraving by Frederick Christian Lewis after an illustration by Sir

Background imageChicken Collection: Engraving of the Cochin China Fowl kept by Queen Victoria at Windsor. Date: 1843

Engraving of the Cochin China Fowl kept by Queen Victoria at Windsor. Date: 1843



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