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Curls Collection

Background imageCurls Collection: Permanent Hair-Waving machine, 1928

Permanent Hair-Waving machine, 1928
Curls are attached by the flex to the chandelier-like electrical machine. This device was exhibited at the Hairdressers Annual Exhibion at the White City, 1928

Background imageCurls Collection: Man prepares his hair ready for his wedding day - Djibouti

Man prepares his hair ready for his wedding day - Djibouti, East Africa. Date: 1908

Background imageCurls Collection: David Wright woman holding black negligee

David Wright woman holding black negligee
Elegant naked woman sitting on a red and gold couch, holding a flimsy black negligee or underskirt. David Wright (1912 - 1967), was a popular British artist specialising in glamour

Background imageCurls Collection: Lucy Walter / (Mrs Barlow)

Lucy Walter / (Mrs Barlow)
LUCY WALTER The mistress of Charles II and mother (by him) of James, Duke of Monmouth

Background imageCurls Collection: Phoenician art. Cyprus. Bust of a bearded man. 6th century B

Phoenician art. Cyprus. Bust of a bearded man. 6th century BC. Archaic Period. Limestone. It comes from Golgoi (Cyprus). Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York. United States

Background imageCurls Collection: Advertisement for the Kestos Backless Brassiere 1935

Advertisement for the Kestos Backless Brassiere 1935
Advertisement for the Kestos Backless Brassiere

Background imageCurls Collection: Shoot for Kamella - children's clothes brand

Shoot for Kamella - children's clothes brand
Client: Stonehouse Advertising - shoot for Kamella children's clothes brand - short girl's woollen coat with six buttons Date: circa 1967

Background imageCurls Collection: Woman in jacket and skirt, era of Marie Antoinette

Woman in jacket and skirt, era of Marie Antoinette
Woman in green feathered bonnet, scarlet velvet jacket over a long full green silk skirt with floral-print edging. Era of Marie Antoinette. Handcolored engraving by Ch

Background imageCurls Collection: Dandy, era of Marie Antoinette

Dandy, era of Marie Antoinette
Fashionable dandy man in pink coat, green breeches, bonnet with rosette, striped stockings and cane. Era of Marie Antoinette. Handcolored engraving by E

Background imageCurls Collection: Statue of Hermes of Andros, Museum of Athens, Greece

Statue of Hermes of Andros, Museum of Athens, Greece
Hermes Chthonios, Palaiopolis, first decade AD, Roman copy of a work of Praxiteles school Date: circa 1920s

Background imageCurls Collection: Cecile Sorel, French actress

Cecile Sorel, French actress
Cecile Sorel (1873-1966) was a French comic actress, noted for her extravagant costumes, and here being feted as the best dressed woman in Europe. Date: circa 1910

Background imageCurls Collection: A page of adverts from - February 1954

A page of adverts from - February 1954
Three fashion adverts for women's permanent hair styles at Vasco's Hair Bubbles, tailored lingerie at and Supalese early spring tailored suits at Swan & Edgar. Date: 1954

Background imageCurls Collection: Page of adverts for women 1941

Page of adverts for women 1941
Page of two adverts. Left ad from Ats, - Auxiliary Territorial Service, promoting active service for vital roles during the Second World War for women

Background imageCurls Collection: A French barber puts his male client's hair into curling papers Date: 1840

A French barber puts his male client's hair into curling papers Date: 1840

Background imageCurls Collection: Sarah (Sally) Booth, English actress

Sarah (Sally) Booth, English actress
Sarah (Sally) Booth (1793-1867), English actress

Background imageCurls Collection: Fox hunting gentleman riding out with boys on ponies

Fox hunting gentleman riding out with boys on ponies
Fox hunting gentleman Mr. Jug Boyston riding out with boys on ponies, 19th century. The Jug and his juvenile field. Handcoloured steel engraving after an illustration by John Leech from Robert Smith

Background imageCurls Collection: A pastor tricking his dumb neighbors wife

A pastor tricking his dumb neighbors wife to strip naked. Pastor John with Peter and his wife Magdalene. Neighbor Peters mare. Le jument du compere Pierre

Background imageCurls Collection: Children of Thomas Egerton, 2nd Earl of Wilton

Children of Thomas Egerton, 2nd Earl of Wilton
Viscount Grey de Wilton and Elizabeth Grey Egerton, children of the Thomas Egerton, 2nd Earl of Wilton. Daughter in ringlets and frilly dress holding a doll

Background imageCurls Collection: Portrait of two children

Portrait of two children. The elder holding a reluctant younger child in bonnet and dress. Hand-tinted engraving by Frederick Christian Lewis after an illustration by Sir Thomas Lawrence from P.G

Background imageCurls Collection: Portrait of the Calmeady children in an embrace

Portrait of the Calmeady children in an embrace. Hand-tinted engraving by Frederick Christian Lewis after an illustration by Sir Thomas Lawrence from P.G

Background imageCurls Collection: Mrs Anthony Eden by Madame Yevonde

Mrs Anthony Eden by Madame Yevonde
Mrs Anthony Eden, nee Beatrice Beckett photographed by Madame Yevonde. The Tatler describes the picture as her latest portrait but in fact the image dates back to 1935 when a colour version of her as

Background imageCurls Collection: Harrods advert, Hairdressing, Manicure and Chiropody

Harrods advert, Hairdressing, Manicure and Chiropody
Harrods Stores advert, Hairdressing, Manicure and Chiropody Departments, Brompton Road, London SW. 1897

Background imageCurls Collection: Ancient Roman hairstyles

Ancient Roman hairstyles
Ancient Roman hairstyle from a head in the Mattei Garden 1, hairstyle from the Casa Giustiniani 2, and hairstyle from the Villa Albani 3

Background imageCurls Collection: Women in hairstyles and hats of 1788

Women in hairstyles and hats of 1788
Woman in a gauze pouf hat decorated with ribbons and plumes, and woman in a gauze pouf hat decorated with artificial roses and plumes. Both in hairstyles of ringlets and curls by M

Background imageCurls Collection: Mlle. de Fontanges, mistress of King Louis XIV, 1661-1681

Mlle. de Fontanges, mistress of King Louis XIV, 1661-1681
Marie Angelique de Scorailles, Mlle. de Fontanges, mistress of King Louis XIV, 1661-1681. She wears her hair in long curls over her shoulders, a pearl choker

Background imageCurls Collection: Madame de Montespan, mistress to King Louis

Madame de Montespan, mistress to King Louis XIV of France, 1640-1707. She wears her hair in ringlets, an unusual dress of lace on one side, and blue silk on the other

Background imageCurls Collection: Woman in the Crown or Couronne hairdo, 1783

Woman in the Crown or Couronne hairdo, 1783
Woman in the Crown or Couronne hairdo, a backcombed hairstyle surmounted by a pouf hat with pleats, pearls and tassels. Tape renverse surmonte d un Pouf a plis ronds avec des perles et 2 Glands dit a

Background imageCurls Collection: Hairstyle with large curls and a straw hat

Hairstyle with large curls and a straw hat
Woman in hairstyle with large curls and a straw hat decorated with flowers. Coeffure a grosses Boucles avec un Chapeau orne de fleurs

Background imageCurls Collection: Woman with ringlets in a polka-dotted hat, 1783

Woman with ringlets in a polka-dotted hat, 1783
Woman in a polka-dotted hat decorated with ribbons. Hairstyle with falling curls or ringlets. Chapeau mouchete garni de Rubans, Boucles negligees

Background imageCurls Collection: Hairstyle with ringlets and curls surmounted

Hairstyle with ringlets and curls surmounted by a Luxembourg pouf. Coeffure en Boucles roulees et flotantes surmontees d un Pouf a la Luxembourg

Background imageCurls Collection: Woman in a new style of pouf called the Stradre, 1783

Woman in a new style of pouf called the Stradre, 1783
Woman in a new style of pouf called the Stradre. Pouf d un nouveau gout dit a la Stradre. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by an unknown artist from an Album of Fashionable Hairstyles of 1783

Background imageCurls Collection: Hedgehog hairstyle from 1783

Hedgehog hairstyle from 1783
Hedgehog hairstyle tied with a ribbon decorated with a garland of flowers and three large curls entitled Spring. Herisson ceint d un ruban avec une Guirlande de fleurs et 3 boucles dites a la

Background imageCurls Collection: Rear view of womans chignon with curls

Rear view of womans chignon with curls and feathers called the Qu es-aco. Chignon en Qu es-aco. Handcoloured lithograph by de Laubadere from Octave Uzannes Stylish Hairstyle or Eccentric Finery

Background imageCurls Collection: Rear view of a womans chignon with two pigtails

Rear view of a womans chignon with two pigtails and four papoose curls called the Chancellor. Chignon a la Chanceliere. Handcoloured lithograph by de Laubadere from Octave Uzannes Stylish Hairstyle

Background imageCurls Collection: Woman in the Belle Poule hairstyle, 1778

Woman in the Belle Poule hairstyle, 1778
Woman wearing a model ship in her hair inspired by the Belle Poule, a naval frigate that distinguished itself in combat in 1778. Coiffure a la Belle Poule

Background imageCurls Collection: Woman in a night cape and large Voluptuese bonnet

Woman in a night cape and large Voluptuese bonnet. Coiffure de nuit, a la Voluptueuse. Handcoloured lithograph by de Laubadere from Octave Uzannes Stylish Hairstyle or Eccentric Finery from the era

Background imageCurls Collection: Woman in hairstyle called Feelings Returned, 1770s

Woman in hairstyle called Feelings Returned, 1770s
Woman in hairstyle with ringlets, plumes and miniature bonnet called Feelings Returned. Coiffure aux sentiments replies. Handcoloured lithograph by de Laubadere from Octave Uzannes Stylish Hairstyle

Background imageCurls Collection: Woman in the Bastienne bonnet

Woman in the Bastienne bonnet, inspired by Mozarts comic opera Bastien und Bastienne 1768. Handcoloured lithograph by de Laubadere from Octave Uzannes Stylish Hairstyle or Eccentric Finery from

Background imageCurls Collection: Woman in the Kiss bonnet, Bonnet au Becquot

Woman in the Kiss bonnet, Bonnet au Becquot, with tails hanging behind. Becquot was a slang term for a kiss among the gallants

Background imageCurls Collection: Woman in a Voltaire bonnet on a high hairstyle

Woman in a Voltaire bonnet on a high hairstyle with curls and tail. Bonnet a la Voltaire. Handcoloured lithograph by de Laubadere from Octave Uzannes Stylish Hairstyle or Eccentric Finery from

Background imageCurls Collection: Woman in a bathers bonnet with frills

Woman in a bathers bonnet with frills and ribbons. Bonnet a la Baigneuse. Handcoloured lithograph by de Laubadere from Octave Uzannes Stylish Hairstyle or Eccentric Finery from the era of King Louis

Background imageCurls Collection: Woman in bonnet with bells and ribbons, Bonnet

Woman in bonnet with bells and ribbons, Bonnet aux Clochettes. Handcoloured lithograph by de Laubadere from Octave Uzannes Stylish Hairstyle or Eccentric Finery from the era of King Louis XVI

Background imageCurls Collection: Woman in the Suzanne bonnet with lace, ribbons and plumes

Woman in the Suzanne bonnet with lace, ribbons and plumes. Bonnet a la Suzanne, inspired by Mlle. Contat in the role of Suzanne in the Marriage of Figaro

Background imageCurls Collection: Woman in a Milkmaid bonnet over hairstyle with curls

Woman in a Milkmaid bonnet over hairstyle with curls, Bonnet a la Laitiere. Handcoloured lithograph by de Laubadere from Octave Uzannes Stylish Hairstyle or Eccentric Finery from the era of King

Background imageCurls Collection: Woman in the Harvester bonnet over a hairstyle with curls

Woman in the Harvester bonnet over a hairstyle with curls, Bonnet a la Moissonneuse. Handcoloured lithograph by de Laubadere from Octave Uzannes Stylish Hairstyle or Eccentric Finery from the era of

Background imageCurls Collection: Woman in huge upcombed hairstyle with curls

Woman in huge upcombed hairstyle with curls at the nape, surmounted with a bonnet and fichu. Coiffure a la Quinot. Handcoloured lithograph by de Laubadere from Octave Uzannes Stylish Hairstyle or

Background imageCurls Collection: Woman in hairstyle topped by a bonnet called

Woman in hairstyle topped by a bonnet called
Woman in tall hairstyle with curls topped by a bonnet called the Queens Rising. Coiffure au Lever de la Reine. Handcoloured lithograph by de Laubadere from Octave Uzannes Stylish Hairstyle or



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