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Companion Collection

Background imageCompanion Collection: Homeward by Muriel Dawson

Homeward by Muriel Dawson
Back view of two children, arms around each other, making their way home laden with buttercups picked in the fields

Background imageCompanion Collection: Playing Table Tennis - Edwardian - Etiquette

Playing Table Tennis - Edwardian - Etiquette
I am not sure whether it is my turn. (to write the postcard or to serve!!) A smart Gentleman makes a courteous enquiry to his glamorous young female table tennis companion. Date: circa 1904

Background imageCompanion Collection: Don Quixote riding with Sancho Panza

Don Quixote riding with Sancho Panza
A scene from Cervantes novel Don Quixote -- the hero of the title rides with his companion Sancho Panza along a mountain pass

Background imageCompanion Collection: Beowulf & Dragon

Beowulf & Dragon
Beowulf, now an old man, uses his young companion Wiglafs shield to defend himself against the fire dragon

Background imageCompanion Collection: London Life front cover 1966

London Life front cover 1966
Front cover of London Life magazine, the short-lived magazine which documented and encapsulated swinging sixties London, featuring Twiggy photographed with Justin de Villeneuve

Background imageCompanion Collection: Say when - David Duggins

Say when - David Duggins
Illustration showing a terrier puppy dispensing soda water and a drink, possibly whiskey to a choosy looking feline companion

Background imageCompanion Collection: Old Man & Cat

Old Man & Cat
An old man and his cat sit on a wall in the Cotswolds

Background imageCompanion Collection: The Brigantine

The Brigantine " Steadfast" - a companion vessel to the Metropolitan Asylums Board Training Ship " Exmouth"

Background imageCompanion Collection: Belle Starr / Bandit / C19Th

Belle Starr / Bandit / C19Th
Belle Starr, noted companion of Western outlaws, jumps bail in Indian territory & leaves town on horseback

Background imageCompanion Collection: Doyle / Skiing / Alps 1894

Doyle / Skiing / Alps 1894
SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE In comical pose on skis in the Alps, with female companion

Background imageCompanion Collection: Rasselas and Imlac digging a tunnel

Rasselas and Imlac digging a tunnel
Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia, together with his companion, the wise man Imlac, digging a tunnel in order to escape the Happy Valley and see what life is like beyond it

Background imageCompanion Collection: Queen Elizabeth I Riding a Horse in Winter

Queen Elizabeth I Riding a Horse in Winter
This picture shows Queen Elizabeth I riding a horse in a snowy winter scene with a male companion. She is being waved to by a young boy and there is a dog following her

Background imageCompanion Collection: My First Sermon by John Everett Millais

My First Sermon by John Everett Millais
A little girl, wearing a red cape and fur muff, sits primly alert on a church pew listening to her first sermon. See Millaiss companion picture

Background imageCompanion Collection: Two Dressed by Chantal

Two Dressed by Chantal
Two women wear creations by Chantal of Paris - one a woollen serge tailor-made for morning wear, her companion a day frock in two shades of crepe de Rome

Background imageCompanion Collection: BUEIL, John V of (1406-1477). Noble French, companion

BUEIL, John V of (1406-1477). Noble French, companion in the military campaign of Joan of Arc. Fighting in a city square. Illustration in Le Jouvencel (1461-1466) Folio 155 r

Background imageCompanion Collection: The Farce by William Barribal

The Farce by William Barribal
A young red-headed woman seated in a box at the theatre, feigns interest in what her older male companion has to say while secretly enjoying a kiss on the hand from a young, handsome beau. Date: 1917

Background imageCompanion Collection: Queen Alexandra and Princess Victoria - royal anglers

Queen Alexandra and Princess Victoria - royal anglers
Queen Alexandra (1844 -1901), pictured with her middle daughter and companion, Princess Victoria of Wales (1868 - 1935), known as Toria by the family, both of them holding angling equipment

Background imageCompanion Collection: Watch Advertisement

Watch Advertisement
Thanks to his Omega watch, this gentleman can tell that unless his companion gets a move on, they are going to be late for the theatre

Background imageCompanion Collection: Golfing Trio

Golfing Trio
Two players watch critically as their companion drives from the tee. Date: 1913

Background imageCompanion Collection: Healthy Recreation

Healthy Recreation
A young woman prepares to take a putt whilst out playing golf with a female companion. A small boy stands behind acting as caddie for the day, looking away in to the distance

Background imageCompanion Collection: Strasbourg Balloon Trip

Strasbourg Balloon Trip
The aeronautic experience of Adorne who flew over Strasbourg, France, at a height of 80 feet. He and his companion wave as they pass over the city

Background imageCompanion Collection: Piper PA-23 Apache G-ASHC

Piper PA-23 Apache G-ASHC
Piper PA-23-160 Apache G-ASHC Crashed 21 March 1964 at Melling, near Aintree village, on Grand National Day, killing all five persons on board (pilot and four passengers)

Background imageCompanion Collection: Felix Minette Bicyclette

Felix Minette Bicyclette
An original antique promotional bicycle poster for the retailer Felix Minette, 16 Rue Descombes, Paris. The caption (Je t'ai prevenu Pourquoi n'as-tu pas fait comme moi en prenant de)

Background imageCompanion Collection: Fay Compton With Dog

Fay Compton With Dog
Versatile actress Fay Compton (1894-1978) was born Virginia Compton-Mackenzie. Her theatre career embraced Shakespeare, comedy, pantomime, drama and the classics, and she appeared in over 40 films

Background imageCompanion Collection: Antilochus takes news to Achilles - Rafael Tegeo

Antilochus takes news to Achilles - Rafael Tegeo
Rafael Tegeo (1798-1856). Spanish painter. Antilochus takes to Achilles the news of the fight on the body of Patroclus. Oil on canvas, 1831. Detail. Private collection. Date: 2019

Background imageCompanion Collection: The Tan Yard, Leather Factory

The Tan Yard, Leather Factory Date: 1874

Background imageCompanion Collection: Pottery Making scenes

Pottery Making scenes Date: 1874

Background imageCompanion Collection: Paper making from rags

Paper making from rags Date: 1874

Background imageCompanion Collection: Eyup Cemetery - Istanbul

Eyup Cemetery - Istanbul
The Eyup Cemetery in Istanbul overlooking the Golden Horn. The Mosque of Eyup lies over the grave of Eyub-el Ensari, the Prophet Muhammed's companion and standard-bearer

Background imageCompanion Collection: Queen Alexandra and Princess Victoria

Queen Alexandra and Princess Victoria
Queen Alexandra together with her daughter Princess Victoria travelling together in a carriage on Rose Day, 1923. Princess Victoria, later to be known as the Princess Royal

Background imageCompanion Collection: Arthur Trower gardening, with robin on wheelbarrow

Arthur Trower gardening, with robin on wheelbarrow
Arthur Trower working in his large garden in Redhill, Surrey, with a robin on the wheelbarrow to keep him company Date: 1910

Background imageCompanion Collection: Double dart, pale shoulder, four-spotted moth and druid moth

Double dart, pale shoulder, four-spotted moth and druid moth
Double dart or soothsayer, Graphiphora augur 1, pale shoulder, Acontia lucida 2, 3, four-spotted moth, Tyta luctuosa 4, 5, and druid moth, Aedia funesta 6

Background imageCompanion Collection: Burnet companion moth and the Mother Shipton moth

Burnet companion moth and the Mother Shipton moth
Burnet companion moth, Euclidia glyphica 1, 2, and the Mother Shipton moth, Euclidia mi, 3-9. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Johann Carl Bock after Eugenius Johann Christoph Espers Die

Background imageCompanion Collection: English tourists watch fishermen opening pearl oysters

English tourists watch fishermen opening pearl oysters
English tourists watch Scottish fishermen opening pearl oysters on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. Doctor Prosody fishing for pearls in the Isle of Sky

Background imageCompanion Collection: Thomas Garvin ISO, Inspector General, New South Wales Police

Thomas Garvin ISO, Inspector General, New South Wales Police
Thomas Garvin CISO (Companion of the Imperial Service Order) (1843-1922), Inspector General (1904-1910), New South Wales Police Force, Australia. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageCompanion Collection: Placing jam jar on a shelf

Placing jam jar on a shelf
Cook placing jars of jam and preserves on kitchen shelves. Illustration from the Womans Home Companion July 1923. Artist anon. Date: 1923

Background imageCompanion Collection: Lux

Lux advertisement.Women wearing 1920s stylish sports wear with instructions for washing. Illustration from Womans Home Companion August 1923. Artist anon. Date: 1923

Background imageCompanion Collection: William Henry Santleman

William Henry Santleman
William Henry Santelmann. 1863-1932. Director of the United States Marine Band from 1892-1927. Illustration from the Womans Home Companion August 1923. Artist anon. Date: 1923

Background imageCompanion Collection: Jean Philip Sousa

Jean Philip Sousa. 1854-1932. American composer and conductor, especially military and patriotic marches. Illustration from Womans Home Companion August 1923. Artist anon. Date: 1923

Background imageCompanion Collection: Woman on the telephone

Woman on the telephone
1920s young woman talking on telephone. Illustration from the Womans Home Companion October 1923. Artist anon. Date: 1923

Background imageCompanion Collection: Family gathering

Family gathering
1920s family gathering in sitting room. Illustration from the Womans Home Companion 1923. Artist Gerald Leake. Date: 1923

Background imageCompanion Collection: Spanish farmer with burro

Spanish farmer with burro
Spanish farmer and donkey with panniers full of olives. Illustration from the Womans Home Companion August 1923. Artist Edward Penfield. Date: 1923

Background imageCompanion Collection: Family conversation

Family conversation
1920s family. Illustration from Womans Home Companion March 1923. Artist anon. Date: 1923

Background imageCompanion Collection: Gazing at a crystal ball

Gazing at a crystal ball
Young woman gazing at her dream home in a crystal ball. Illustration from the Womans Home Companion October 1923. Artist anon. Date: 1923

Background imageCompanion Collection: Standing in the rain

Standing in the rain
A crowd of people with umbrellas waiting in the rain for taxis. Illustration from the Womans Home Companion April 1923. Artist anon. Date: 1923

Background imageCompanion Collection: Jug of lemonade

Jug of lemonade and glasses on bakelite tray from the Womans Home Companion August 1923. Artist anon. Date: 1923

Background imageCompanion Collection: Joint of ham

Joint of ham and fresh garden vegetables. Advertisement for Swifts Premium Ham from the Womans Home Companion 1923. Artist anon. Date: 1923

Background imageCompanion Collection: Franklin 4-seater Sedan

Franklin 4-seater Sedan with woman driving. Illustration from Womans Home Companion 1923. Artist anon. Date: 1923



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