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Background imageCool Collection: Summer holidays Seaton, Devon, England

Summer holidays Seaton, Devon, England
A boy shows his grandmother something he has found in a rock pool on the beach at Seaton, Devon, England. She sits in a folding chair with her feet in the water

Background imageCool Collection: Tower Bridge jams in summer heat

Tower Bridge jams in summer heat
Tower Bridge, London, jams when the metal expands in the summer heat on 2 July 1968. The bridge is closed for two hours while firefighters cool it down with their hoses

Background imageCool Collection: Gebrauchsgraphik front cover April 1930

Gebrauchsgraphik front cover April 1930
Front cover of Gebrauchsgraphik, the journal of international advertising art featuring an elegant woman in a black suit and hat sitting in a whiteh tub chair

Background imageCool Collection: West End Hotel, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

West End Hotel, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Veranda of the West End Hotel, Bangalore, Karnataka, India. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageCool 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 imageCool Collection: Groovy people in Carnaby Street, 1960s

Groovy people in Carnaby Street, 1960s
A group of groovy people wearing flamboyant fashions of the 1960s in Carnaby Street, London. Date: 1966

Background imageCool Collection: Carnaby Street, 1960s

Carnaby Street, 1960s
Front cover of a promotional booklet about fashion epicentre of the 1960s, Carnaby Street, London. A model poses in front of the streets various boutiques wearing a Union Jack waistcoat

Background imageCool Collection: The Elements (Water), by Philippe Mercier

The Elements (Water), by Philippe Mercier (1689-1760)

Background imageCool Collection: Brita Edholm in Biba dress

Brita Edholm in Biba dress
Brita Edholm, a graphic designer and art director at Trends Promotion Unit, pictured in London Life magazines What People are Wearing section in a silver dress from Biba

Background imageCool Collection: London Life cover - On the Level - 1960s fashions

London Life cover - On the Level - 1960s fashions
Front cover of London Life magazine showing three cast members from a new musical, On The Level (about a GCE scandal) which opened in London on 19 April 1966

Background imageCool Collection: London Life - Fashion pages by Jean Shrimpton, 1965

London Life - Fashion pages by Jean Shrimpton, 1965
Spread from the short-lived but impossibly cool magazine, London Life, with a column by sixties supermodel Jean Shrimpton who regularly wrote about the clothes she liked

Background imageCool Collection: London Life front cover 1965, Peter Blake, Nell Dunn

London Life front cover 1965, Peter Blake, Nell Dunn
Front cover of London Life magazine featuring artwork by Peter Blake, a photograph of the playwright Nell Dunn and news of a folk festival. Date: 1965

Background imageCool Collection: London Life front cover, March 1966 - The Things London Girl

London Life front cover, March 1966 - The Things London Girl
Front cover of London Life magazine with the provocative headline, " The Things London Girls Do for Money" and a photograph of a flirtatious woman called Marilyn Rugg with impressively

Background imageCool Collection: London Life front cover, 23 July 1966

London Life front cover, 23 July 1966
Front cover of the impossibly groovy London Life magazine which ran for just two years between 1965 and 1966 but chronicled the life and times of swinging sixties London

Background imageCool Collection: Jackie Kennedy carrying London Life magazine

Jackie Kennedy carrying London Life magazine
Jacqueline Kennedy, during a visit to London in 1966 is photographed carrying a copy of " London Life magazine which ran for just two years between 1965 and 1966 but chronicled the life

Background imageCool Collection: Cold Comfort by W. Heath Robinson

Cold Comfort by W. Heath Robinson
An elegant device now in use in many seaside boarding houses to obviate the rather indelicate act of blowing on ones food to cool it

Background imageCool Collection: London Life front cover 1966 - This Swinging City

London Life front cover 1966 - This Swinging City
Front cover of London Life magazine, the short-lived but impossibly hip magazine that encapsulated swinging sixties London. Cover heralds a feature inside on the swinging capital by Allan Sherman

Background imageCool Collection: Munrospun advertisement featuring librarians, 1964

Munrospun advertisement featuring librarians, 1964
An advertisement for Munrospun knitwear of Edinburgh featuring two glamorous librarians, wearing skirts and sweaters in softest Lambswool. Date: 1964

Background imageCool Collection: The outer boulevards, Snow, 1879, by Camille Pissarro

The outer boulevards, Snow, 1879, by Camille Pissarro
Camille Pissarro (1830- 1903). French painter. The outer boulevards, Snow, 1879. Marmottan Monet Museum. Paris. France

Background imageCool Collection: Wallis suit with Biba accessories, 1966

Wallis suit with Biba accessories, 1966
Military influence in this navy suit, about 11 guineas at Wallis. Jazzed up with a yellow and plum striped tie and matching bag from Biba. Gold hoop earrings by Jewelcraft, gloves by Morley. 1966

Background imageCool Collection: Gertie Millar in a trouser suit, 1916

Gertie Millar in a trouser suit, 1916
Gertie Millar (1879-1952), popular music hall and stage actress, pictured, " suited at all points like a man, " in other words

Background imageCool Collection: Cool Customers

Cool Customers
Cool customers at a street cafe in trendy St. Tropez, France, totally ignoring an uncool street ecapologist! Date: late 1960s

Background imageCool Collection: Cool and Collected by David Wright

Cool and Collected by David Wright. Wright produced a series of over 160 illustrations or pin-ups for The Sketch during the 1940 s

Background imageCool Collection: Harrods advertisement Yves St Laurent dress

Harrods advertisement Yves St Laurent dress
Advertisement for London department store, Harrods, featuring a knee length, long-sleeved shift dress designed by Yves St Laurent but made in London exclusively for Harrods

Background imageCool Collection: Cooling Her Heels! By Dorothy M. Morgan

Cooling Her Heels! By Dorothy M. Morgan
Lady sitting in front of a fan in her underwear, trying to cool herself in the heat. Date: 1927

Background imageCool Collection: Caves de J M Monmousseau at Montrichard

Caves de J M Monmousseau at Montrichard
Labelling fine sparkling wine in the Wine Cellars of J M Monmousseau at Montrichard, Touraine Region Date: circa 1910s

Background imageCool Collection: Smoking & Jazzing / Pan

Smoking & Jazzing / Pan
Jazzing

Background imageCool Collection: Topless girls, Costa del Sol

Topless girls, Costa del Sol
Topless girls on beach, Benalmdena, Costa Del Sol, Spain. First published The Sunday Times Date: 1989

Background imageCool Collection: Sitting on a statue of an elephant, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Sitting on a statue of an elephant, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
An Indian man with a beard and turban sits in the shade at the feet of a statue of an elephant in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. He is barefoot and wears a serious expression Date: 1984

Background imageCool Collection: A young man in jeans sits against a fashion shop window

A young man in jeans sits against a fashion shop window
A young man sits against a fashion shop window and makes a call on his mobile phone. The window display shows a smartly dressed chimpanze and a bearded man - both wearing in blue jackets

Background imageCool Collection: Train in the Snow or The Locomotive, 1875 by Monet

Train in the Snow or The Locomotive, 1875 by Monet
Claude Monet (1840-1926). French impressionist painter. Train in the Snow or The Locomotive, 1875. Marmottan Monet Museum. Paris. France

Background imageCool Collection: Limpsfield Common

Limpsfield Common
A landscape watercolour painting of Limpsfield Common, in Oxted, England. The sandy coloured foreground contrasts effectively with the cool tones of the hills in the distance. Date: circa 1923

Background imageCool Collection: In Cool Pastures

In Cool Pastures
A landscape painting of some sheep standing by some trees in some cool pastures in the countryside. Date: circa 1923

Background imageCool Collection: Caricature illustration of a Golf course, by Heath Robinson

Caricature illustration of a Golf course, by Heath Robinson, Captioned, A suggestion for a cool golf course and Why not play on the mountain tops

Background imageCool Collection: Prince of Wales investiture, eight reportage photographs

Prince of Wales investiture, eight reportage photographs of scenes from the investiture, Carnarvon Castle, Wales. Captioned, Cool or Nervous

Background imageCool Collection: On Ice, Henry cartoon by Carl Anderson

On Ice, Henry cartoon by Carl Anderson Date: 1936

Background imageCool Collection: Cool Water

Cool Water
A drypoint showing a creek, sheltered by numerous crooked, twisting trees. Date: circa 1922

Background imageCool Collection: Punkah - type of ventilator 1886

Punkah - type of ventilator 1886
A " punkah" -type of ventilator for keep cool during warm weather or heat wave, comprising of a large fan flap set above a table, operated by foot pedals

Background imageCool Collection: INDIAN PYTHON

INDIAN PYTHON
The Indian Python or Indian Rock Python, is a snake found in India, especially in the mangrove forest, scrub jungle and cool dense rain forests. Date: 1970s

Background imageCool Collection: GLAZED VEAL SALAD

GLAZED VEAL SALAD
A cool summer dish - glazed veal pie, garnished with a salad of chopped lettuce, cucumber and eggs. Date: 1930s

Background imageCool Collection: RAJ FASHIONS LATE 1910S

RAJ FASHIONS LATE 1910S
Raj clothing. The men wear cool pale coloured suits and slim ties. The ladies wear white, ankle-length dresses with soft ruffles or broderie Anglaise. Date: late 1910s

Background imageCool Collection: Two lady drivers of vintage Hispano Suiza cars

Two lady drivers of vintage Hispano Suiza cars
Hispano Suiza car rally - Santander to Madrid. two lady drivers of vintage Hispano Suiza cars. They wear white helmets and dark glasses Date: 1989

Background imageCool Collection: Wet deckhand, Bangkok, Thailand

Wet deckhand, Bangkok, Thailand
A young deckhand swills himself with a bucket of water on the deck of his fishing boat in Bangkok Date: circa 1985

Background imageCool Collection: Cool old man in seaside shelter

Cool old man in seaside shelter
Old man in dark glasses and cloth cap sits back in a deck chair and enjoys the sunshine in a seaside promenade shelter, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. First published The Sunday Times Date: 1988

Background imageCool Collection: Very Stylish Young Woman stitting backward on a chair

Very Stylish Young Woman stitting backward on a chair in sleet black attire, smart hat, black leather gloves and smoking a cigarette Date: circa 1920s

Background imageCool Collection: Capability Brown boutique, Carnaby Street

Capability Brown boutique, Carnaby Street
Capability Brown, a sister boutique to I Was Lord Kitcheners Valet in Carnaby Street, London during the swinging sixties. Date: 1967

Background imageCool Collection: Suzy Kendall in Biba

Suzy Kendall in Biba
Actress Suzy Kendall wearing an Empire line Biba dress in a floral print of blue, pink and lemon on black - part of a feature on One Womans Wardrobe in London Life magazine. Date: 1966

Background imageCool Collection: Susan Baptiste wearing a Hildebrand dress, 1966

Susan Baptiste wearing a Hildebrand dress, 1966
Susan Baptiste, who worked at a theatrical agency, pictured in London Life magazines What People are Wearing section wearing a voile dress with trumpet sleeves in a smudgy flower print of sea green



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