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Diet Collection

Background imageDiet Collection: Diet and Dieters by Joyce Dennys

Diet and Dieters by Joyce Dennys
A selection of types and the diets they are all eating in order to retain, or, in some cases, reduce their figures. Date: 1929

Background imageDiet Collection: Allenburys Diet advert

Allenburys Diet advert, the predigested nightcap for a good nights sleep

Background imageDiet Collection: The Jockey Fred Archer

The Jockey Fred Archer
FREDERICK JAMES ARCHER Phenomenally successful jockey from the 1860s to the 1880s. Committed suicide after death of his wife, and owing to ill- health through excessive diet. Date: 1857 - 1886

Background imageDiet Collection: Kensitas cigarettes advertisement - they re slimming

Kensitas cigarettes advertisement - they re slimming
Advertisement for Kensitas cigarettes advising that the best way to avoid eating between meals, gaining unslightly fat and avoiding the future shadow (that of a portly older woman)

Background imageDiet Collection: Comic postcard, Woman on the phone - reducing diet Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Woman on the phone - reducing diet Date: 20th century

Background imageDiet Collection: Allenburys Advertisement

Allenburys Advertisement
An advertisement for Allen & Hanburys Ltd, promoting the importance of a healthy diet for child development from baby through to infancy

Background imageDiet Collection: Allenburys Diet Advertisement

Allenburys Diet Advertisement
An advertisement for Allen & Hanburys Ltd, promoting Allenbury's diet for invalids. They have used a portrait painting of a young Red Cross nurse from 1914-15, who is seated wearing her uniform

Background imageDiet Collection: Clapton Orient footballers Jones, Fletcher and Ellis

Clapton Orient footballers Jones, Fletcher and Ellis
Clapton Orient (later known as Leyton Orient) players Jones, Fletcher and Ellis enjoying their pre-war keep-fit diet of oranges Date: circa 1930s

Background imageDiet Collection: Maurice (1521-1553). Elector of Saxony (1547-1553)

Maurice (1521-1553). Elector of Saxony (1547-1553). Engraving. Museo Militar, 1883. Later colouration. Date: 2019

Background imageDiet Collection: Comic postcard, Singer with large repertoire

Comic postcard, Singer with large repertoire Date: 20th century

Background imageDiet Collection: Advert for Hovis bread, 1925

Advert for Hovis bread, 1925 with emphasis on children Date: 1925

Background imageDiet Collection: Advert for Bovril, 1925

Advert for Bovril, 1925 Date: 1925

Background imageDiet Collection: Advert for Heinz, 1925

Advert for Heinz, 1925 and the 57 varieties beloved of the local grocer Date: 1925

Background imageDiet Collection: Robert John Thornton, author of New Family Herbal

Robert John Thornton, author of New Family Herbal
Robert John Thornton (1768-1837), English physician and botanical writer, author of New Family Herbal: Or Popular Account of the Natures and Properties of the Various Plants Used in Medicine

Background imageDiet Collection: Wandervogel Movement - vegetarian hikers forage for food

Wandervogel Movement - vegetarian hikers forage for food
The leader of an expedition of vegetarian hikers gives a lecture on foraging for food ini the great outdoors. Date: 1932

Background imageDiet Collection: Whalers hunting a bowhead whale, Balaena mysticetus

Whalers hunting a bowhead whale, Balaena mysticetus. Above and below the vignette are examples of the whales diet of shellfish, plankton and shrimp

Background imageDiet Collection: Holloway and Suffragette

Holloway and Suffragette
Holloway prison... We place them on plank beds and very low diet, To stop all their din, We just run them in, Into this house that man built. Date: circa 1910

Background imageDiet Collection: NEBUCHADNEZZAR MAD

NEBUCHADNEZZAR MAD
King of Babylon, late in life he suffers a mysterious illness which requires him to adopt a vegetarian diet, and his behaviour becomes animal like for a while Date: 604 - 562 BC

Background imageDiet Collection: LUTHER AT DIET OF WORMS

LUTHER AT DIET OF WORMS
At the Diet of Worms, Luther defends his opinions before the emperor and an assembly of notables from church and state; proscribed, he goes into protective hiding Date: 13- 17 April 1521

Background imageDiet Collection: Advert for Trilene Tablets, weight loss 1898

Advert for Trilene Tablets, weight loss 1898
All Fat People, Victorian advert for a cure for overweight people, reducing your weight in a few weeks by simply taking Trilene Tablets. Date: 1898

Background imageDiet Collection: Advertisment for diet pills

Advertisment for diet pills
Advert for Trilene diet pills with the tag line Fat People can be cured 1913

Background imageDiet Collection: Peace of Augsburg (September 25, 1555). German Bible, 17th c

Peace of Augsburg (September 25, 1555). German Bible, 17th c
Peace of Augsburg (September 25, 1555). Signed by Charles V and the forces of the Schmalkaldic League, during the Diet of Augsburg. German Bible, 17th century

Background imageDiet Collection: Tacuinum Sanitatis. 14th century. Meat aspic

Tacuinum Sanitatis. 14th century. Meat aspic
Tacuinum Sanitatis. 14th century. Medieval handbook of health. Meat aspic. Miniature. Fol. 76 r

Background imageDiet Collection: The Diet of Spires, 19 April, 1529 (2nd Diet of

The Diet of Spires, 19 April, 1529 (2nd Diet of Speyer). Engraving

Background imageDiet Collection: Germany / 1356 / Golden Bull

Germany / 1356 / Golden Bull
In a diet at Metz, Holy Roman Emperor Karl IV publishes his Golden Bull, regulating the procedure by which the kings of the Romans are elected Date: 12 December 1356

Background imageDiet Collection: Diet of Speyer

Diet of Speyer
At the first Diet of Speyer, the protestants air their grievances and are granted freedom of worship, but these concessions will be withdrawn at the subsequent Diet in 1529

Background imageDiet Collection: Regain That Boyish Figure

Regain That Boyish Figure
Advertisement from The Sketch for Rosenbaum Rubber Reducing Garments. Their range of corsets and bodices " disperses superfluous flesh naturally". 1928

Background imageDiet Collection: The Diet of Worms, 1521. The Emperor Charles V presiding. Co

The Diet of Worms, 1521. The Emperor Charles V presiding. Co
The Diet of Worms, 1521. Imperial diet of the Holy Roman Empire. It is most memorable for the Edict of Worms which addressed Martin Luther and the effects of the Protestant Reformation

Background imageDiet Collection: Caricature of John Clayton, English actor

Caricature of John Clayton, English actor
Caricature of John Clayton (1843-1888), English actor -- He has courted honour. 1881

Background imageDiet Collection: Ferencz Deak - 2

Ferencz Deak - 2
FERENCZ DEAK Hungarian statesman, former minister of justice, deputy to the Hungarian Diet. Date: 1803 - 1876

Background imageDiet Collection: Ferencz Deak - 1

Ferencz Deak - 1
FERENCZ DEAK Hungarian statesman, former minister of justice, deputy to the Hungarian Diet. Date: 1803 - 1876

Background imageDiet Collection: Oatmeal on Scales

Oatmeal on Scales
Oatmeal is a valuable addition to your everyday diet. It may be used in place of a proportion of the flour in most of your favourite recipies, scones, pastry etc. Date: 1940s

Background imageDiet Collection: Olive region, Italy

Olive region, Italy
Olives and their oil are a staple part of the Italian diet. Climate conditions vary across different places in Italy, resulting in a variety of olives that thrive in one place

Background imageDiet Collection: Advert for the Ministry of Food 1946

Advert for the Ministry of Food 1946
Is your child missing something ? You are, naturally, eager to do the best for your under-five child. And if you don t give him his Cod liver Oil and orange juice, you ve a reason

Background imageDiet Collection: Advert for the Ministry of Food 1942

Advert for the Ministry of Food 1942
Home-guards of health. Of course you don t want to be a food crank. But it is useful to know that there are certain homely foods that can do a marvellous job of protecting you

Background imageDiet Collection: Statue of Alexander II - Helsinki, Finland

Statue of Alexander II - Helsinki, Finland
Statue of Emperor Alexander II - Senate Square, Helsinki, Finland. Erected in 1894, the statue was built to commemorate his re-establishment the Diet of Finland in 1863. Date: circa 1907

Background imageDiet Collection: WWI - What a Pleasure to be a Soldier

WWI - What a Pleasure to be a Soldier! Two cheeky (and rather rotund) Geman privates mimic their commanding officer and his hands-on-hips pose - with considerable comic effect!

Background imageDiet Collection: National Diet Building, Nagatachhiyoda-ku, Tokyo National Diet Building, Nagatach�hiyoda-ku

National Diet Building, Nagatachhiyoda-ku, Tokyo National Diet Building, Nagatach�hiyoda-ku
National Diet Building, Nagatacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Date: circa 1910s

Background imageDiet Collection: Germany - The Eccentric Weisgarber Family

Germany - The Eccentric Weisgarber Family
The Eccentric Vegetarian Weisgarber Family from Blankenburg (Harz) - a town and health resort in the district of Harz, in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, at the north foot of the Harz Mountains

Background imageDiet Collection: Dromaeosaurus, Fuzzy Raptor

Dromaeosaurus, Fuzzy Raptor
An animatronic model of the fuzzy raptor or dromaeosaurus created by Kokoro of Japan for the Natural History Museum. The fuzzy raptor was a small dinosaur covered in branched feathers

Background imageDiet Collection: King and Queen at - unusual - dinner

King and Queen at - unusual - dinner

Background imageDiet Collection: Luther at Worms

Luther at Worms
LUTHER is condemned at the Diet of Worms Date: 1521

Background imageDiet Collection: Arnulf Crowned King

Arnulf Crowned King
ARNULF deposes Charles le Gros and is crowned King of Germany at the Diet of Tribur (near Darmstadt) Date: 887

Background imageDiet Collection: Weight graph of fed children

Weight graph of fed children
Graph to show weight fluctuation in Bradford children fed meals at school, 1907 Date: 1907

Background imageDiet Collection: Balanced diet for the expectant mother Inquire at the Health

Balanced diet for the expectant mother Inquire at the Health Bureau. Poster promoting proper diet and prenatal care for pregnant women, showing a bowl of fruit. Date between 1936 and 1939

Background imageDiet Collection: Fattening Foods

Fattening Foods
Five plates of fattening foods, full of calories, including pies, bread and buns, biscuits, doughnuts and eclairs and uncooked sausages. Date: 1970s

Background imageDiet Collection: Wholemeal Foods

Wholemeal Foods
Wholemeal bread and crisp bread, healthy eating and perfect for those on a diet! Date: early 1980s

Background imageDiet Collection: Slimmer Extraordinaire! Before & After

Slimmer Extraordinaire! Before & After
Before & After - the remarkable results of going on a diet and how it affects ones choice of corset.... circa 1909



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