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Background imageDummy Collection: Archie Andrews, Peter Brough and Vera Lynn

Archie Andrews, Peter Brough and Vera Lynn
Forces Sweetheart Vera Lynn at the BBC, recording with Peter Brough and famous ventriloquist dummy, Archie Andrews, 1944. Lynn had only just returned from a tour of India

Background imageDummy Collection: Dressmakers workshop

Dressmakers workshop
Staff in the workroom of a dressmaker or outfitter. Clothes in various stages of completion are on dummies. The employees (all female apart from a solitary man with a tape measure around his neck)

Background imageDummy Collection: Ventriloquist, E Bergen

Ventriloquist, E Bergen
Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, his ventriloquists dummy

Background imageDummy Collection: Living Room, Sherlock Holmes Exhibition, London

Living Room, Sherlock Holmes Exhibition, London
Living Room of 221B Baker Street, part of a Sherlock Holmes Exhibition, London, reconstructed by Michael Weight. A dummy version of the man himself can be seen in the far window. Date: 1951

Background imageDummy Collection: Suffragettes Pankhurst and Gawthorpe Rutland 1907

Suffragettes Pankhurst and Gawthorpe Rutland 1907
Christabel Pankhurst and Mary Gawthorpe in the Market Place, Uppingham, holding a meeting during the 1907 Rutland bye-election

Background imageDummy Collection: Advert / Schiaparelli 1938

Advert / Schiaparelli 1938
Schiaparelli " Shocking" - perfume, powder and lipstick

Background imageDummy Collection: Maude Edwards ventriloquist

Maude Edwards ventriloquist
Maude Edwards (1886 - 1976), female ventriloquist, with her puppeteered dummy Nobbler, stable boy seated upon her knee. Date: 1905

Background imageDummy Collection: The Pot-Hunter by George Studdy

The Pot-Hunter by George Studdy
Bonzo here shows what might have been, had his pedigree been equal to his popularity. A cute and contented looking Bonzo the dog sucks on a dummy as he sits among the numerous trophies

Background imageDummy Collection: Wigs in Hairdressers

Wigs in Hairdressers
A blonde curly wig on a dummy with a tiara in a hairdresser s

Background imageDummy Collection: 60S Girl / Window

60S Girl / Window
A blonde model in a striped jacket adjusts her sunglasses in the window of a boutique. Date: 1960s

Background imageDummy Collection: Madame Tussauds waxwork museum

Madame Tussauds waxwork museum in London, wax models of sports people W.G. Grace, W.T. Alden, J.B. Hobbs and Suzanne Lenglen c.1910s

Background imageDummy Collection: Carnaby Street Girl

Carnaby Street Girl
CARNABY STREET A typical Sixties girl in a white mini-skirted outfit and sunglasses, strolling past the " Aristos" shop on a sunny day

Background imageDummy Collection: Common courtesy training / W H Robinson

Common courtesy training / W H Robinson
Training a husband in the act of common courtesy, using a dressmakers dummy, a piece of string and a determined wife. A quick jerk of the string and the husbands hat swiftly rearranges itself

Background imageDummy Collection: Wooden portrait dummy of Tutankhamun

Wooden portrait dummy of Tutankhamun
Cover of the Illustrated London News, 24th February 1923, featuring a life-size wooden portrait dummy of Tutankhamun believed to have been used for robing purposes

Background imageDummy Collection: Rider performing carousel exercises with lance

Rider performing carousel exercises with lance, sword and pistol, jousting at a ring and a dummy head. Copied from Francois Robichon de La Guerinieres Ecole de Cavalerie, 1730

Background imageDummy Collection: Ventriloquist Mr Le-Hurst with his dummy Jimmy - Liverpool

Ventriloquist Mr Le-Hurst with his dummy Jimmy - Liverpool
Touring Ventriloquist Mr W. Le-Hurst with his dummy Jimmy - of 167 Liverpool Road, Islington, London. Found in an advertisement for a performance at the Abergavenny Coliseum in November 1915

Background imageDummy Collection: Baby

Baby
A portrait oil painting of a young baby, asleep with a dummy in her mouth, she is resting against a soft green surface. Date: circa 1920

Background imageDummy Collection: Spain, Madrid. Exhibition of men's clothing

Spain, Madrid. Exhibition of men's clothing, held by the Society of Master Tailors (Sociedad de Maestros de Sastre) La Confianza. It took place at the end of November 1881

Background imageDummy Collection: A dummy village made of canvas used for Artillery practise with Lyddite shells - near Okehampton

A dummy village made of canvas used for Artillery practise with Lyddite shells - near Okehampton, Dartmoor. A shell explodes near the Church'. Date: 1912

Background imageDummy Collection: Tailors in a workshop with coat on display

Tailors in a workshop with coat on display
A group of tailors in a workshop with a finished coat on display on a dummy. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageDummy Collection: Shop window display in Central London

Shop window display in Central London
A mannequin and a stuffed bear in a clothes shop window in Central London. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageDummy Collection: Mannequin in window of The White House, London

Mannequin in window of The White House, London
Mannequin in window, The White House, Central London. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageDummy Collection: Mannequin, Swan and Edgar window, London

Mannequin, Swan and Edgar window, London
Mannequin in Swan and Edgars window, Piccadilly Circus, London. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageDummy Collection: Mannequin modelling coat in window display, London

Mannequin modelling coat in window display, London
Mannequin modelling a coat in the window display of a Central London shop. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageDummy Collection: Mannequin in shop window, Central London

Mannequin in shop window, Central London
Mannequin in a fashion retailers window in Central London. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageDummy Collection: Jaeger window display, West End of London

Jaeger window display, West End of London
A Jaeger clothing store window display in Londons West End. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageDummy Collection: Mannequins in Aquascutum window, London

Mannequins in Aquascutum window, London
Mannequins in the window of Aquascutum, Regent Street, London. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageDummy Collection: Mannequin in Aquascutum window, London

Mannequin in Aquascutum window, London
Mannequin in Aquascutums window, Regent Street, London. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageDummy Collection: Guy Fawkes

Guy Fawkes
A man from the country with a great display of the gunpowder plotters, asking " A penny for the Guy!" at neighbouring houses. Date: circa 1850s

Background imageDummy Collection: Authropoglossos St. Jamess Hall, Piccadilly

Authropoglossos St. Jamess Hall, Piccadilly
Authropoglossos or mechanical large vocalist dummy head, made of wax and ornamented with that profusion of hair and beard, in the month he wears a large tin funnel

Background imageDummy Collection: Playing the Dummy 1906

Playing the Dummy 1906
Two couples playing an evening game of cards. Date: 1906

Background imageDummy Collection: Penny for the Guy

Penny for the Guy
Country folk carrying the Guy, asking " A penny for the Guy!" at neighbouring houses. circa 1850s

Background imageDummy Collection: German manoevers pre-WWII

German manoevers pre-WWII
Dummy tank of the Reichwehr, camouflaged and concealed in the forest during the 1928 German Army manoeuvers. Date: 1928

Background imageDummy Collection: North American F-100C Super Sabre 54-2117

North American F-100C Super Sabre 54-2117
District of Columbia Air National Guard - North American F-100C-25-NA Super Sabre 54-2117 (msn 217-378) (Note: incorrectly marked as 54-117) For disposal to MASDC on 14 June 1971

Background imageDummy Collection: Mannequins with blue jeans on a clothes stall, Ludlow Market

Mannequins with blue jeans on a clothes stall, Ludlow Market
Two mannaquins with blue jeans on a clothes stall at Ludlow Market, Shropshire, England Date: 2018

Background imageDummy Collection: A mannequin with blue jeans on a clothes stall, Ludlow

A mannequin with blue jeans on a clothes stall, Ludlow
A mannequin with blue jeans on a clothes stall at Ludlow Market, Shropshire, England Date: 2018

Background imageDummy Collection: Dummy rubber Centurion Tank, Joint Concelament Centre Troops

Dummy rubber Centurion Tank, Joint Concelament Centre Troops
Exercise " London Pride" held on Salisbury Plain between September 5-9 under the direction of Sir Francis Festing: troops of the Joint Concelament Centre moving a dummy Centurion tank

Background imageDummy Collection: Cathy McGowan and Cilla Black help Biba to move

Cathy McGowan and Cilla Black help Biba to move
Ready, Steady Go presenter and style leader Cathy McGowan, together with singer Cilla Black help the cult fashion store Biba to move premises from Abingdon Road to Church Street in Kensington in

Background imageDummy Collection: Dummy heads rising above the side of a trench, WW1

Dummy heads rising above the side of a trench, WW1
Four dummy heads of British soldiers rising above the side of a trench during the First World War, to deceive potential snipers. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageDummy Collection: Dummy injured soldier used during training, WW1

Dummy injured soldier used during training, WW1
A dummy injured soldier used during training at Camouflage School, Kensington Gardens, during the First World War. The Germans would dress up a dummy in captured khaki to look like a British soldier

Background imageDummy Collection: Mens boutique in Carnaby Street, 1960s

Mens boutique in Carnaby Street, 1960s
Interesting view (in a convex mirror) of the interior of a mens boutique in Carnaby Street, the fashionable epicentre of swinging sixties London

Background imageDummy Collection: Arthur Prince ventriloquist

Arthur Prince ventriloquist
Arthur Prince (1881 1946), music hall entertainer and ventriloquist, with his puppeteered dummy Sailor Jim, seated upon his knee. Date: 1905

Background imageDummy Collection: Fred Russell ventriloquist

Fred Russell ventriloquist
Fred Russell (1862 1957) Irish ventriloquist, with his puppeteered dummy Coster Joe, seated upon his knee. Date: 1905

Background imageDummy Collection: Smothering burning clothes with blanket

Smothering burning clothes with blanket
Smothering burning clothes with a blanket -- a fire safety officer instructs a woman in the use of a blanket to smother the burning clothing of a child (dummy)

Background imageDummy Collection: First Royal Variety Show cast, 1912

First Royal Variety Show cast, 1912
Some of the cast of the first Royal Variety Show performance at the Palace Theatre, 1912. 6. Mr. Charles Aldrich(quick change impersonations and juggling) 7

Background imageDummy Collection: Paston Windmill

Paston Windmill
Stow Mill on Stow Hill, Paston, near Mundesley, Norfolk. Often known as Paston Mill, it was built with dummy windows to make it look picturesque. Date: built 1827

Background imageDummy Collection: Australian soldiers with dummy tank, Le Catelet, WW1

Australian soldiers with dummy tank, Le Catelet, WW1
Soldiers of the Australian 4th Divisional Engineers at Le Catelet, northern France, with a dummy tank designed to mislead the Germans about Allied troop movements towards the end of the First World

Background imageDummy Collection: John Logie Baird, with ventriloquists dummy head

John Logie Baird, with ventriloquists dummy head
John Logie Bairds experiment with transatlantic television. He is pictured here with a ventriloquists dummy head whose image was transmitted from London to New York by wireless



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