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Background imageFormal Collection: Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

Tower Ballroom, Blackpool
The magnificent Tower Ballroom, at Blackpool : spectators in the balconies enjoy refreshments while the dance floor is crowded - all in formal evening dress

Background imageFormal Collection: Balliol College 1675

Balliol College 1675
A bird s-eye view of the college showing the chapel, dining hall, library, formal gardens and the Deans lodgings. One of 39 engravings made of Oxford Colleges by Loggan

Background imageFormal Collection: Sidney Sussex College

Sidney Sussex College
A bird s-eye view of the college showing the chapel, dining hall, library, the Deans lodgings & gardens, the kitchen & formal gardens. N.B ball game being played

Background imageFormal Collection: Lincoln College 1675

Lincoln College 1675
A bird s-eye view of the college showing the chapel, dining hall, library & the Deans lodgings & a formal garden. One of 39 engravings made of Oxford Colleges by Loggan

Background imageFormal Collection: Pembroke College 1675

Pembroke College 1675
A bird s-eye view of the college showing the chapel, dining hall, library, gardens & grounds & the bell tower. One of 39 engravings made of Oxford Colleges by Loggan

Background imageFormal Collection: Zebra-drawn trap of Lord Walter Rothschild

Zebra-drawn trap of Lord Walter Rothschild
Rothschild broke in and trained several zebras to pull a trap, which he memorably used to visit Buckingham Palace in 1898 Date: 1898

Background imageFormal Collection: Albanian King Zog I

Albanian King Zog I
The Albanian King Zog I (1895-1961) - previously Ahmed Zog - initially Prime Minister from 1923 to 1924, then President from January 1925 until 1928 (as depicted here) and on September 1st

Background imageFormal Collection: Brasenose College 1675

Brasenose College 1675
A bird s-eye view of the college showing the chapel, dining hall, library, the Deans lodgings & the formal gardens. One of 39 engravings made of Oxford Colleges by Loggan

Background imageFormal Collection: Empress Theodora. Basilica of Saint Vitale. Italy

Empress Theodora. Basilica of Saint Vitale. Italy
Empress Theodora I (500-548) with a court of ladies. Mosaic. 6th century. Basilica of Saint Vitale. Ravenna. Italy

Background imageFormal Collection: Duke Wellington / Lawrence

Duke Wellington / Lawrence
DUKE OF WELLINGTON - formal portrait, aged circa 40

Background imageFormal Collection: QUEENS COLLEGE 1690

QUEENS COLLEGE 1690
A bird s-eye view of the college showing the chapel, dining hall, library, the Deans lodgings & gardens, the kitchen & fellows formal gardens

Background imageFormal Collection: CHRISTs COLLEGE 1690

CHRISTs COLLEGE 1690
A bird s-eye view of the college showing the chapel, dining hall, library, the Deans lodgings & garden, the kitchen & an area for playing le jeu de paume (real tennis ?)

Background imageFormal Collection: Magdalen College 1675

Magdalen College 1675
A bird s-eye view of the college showing the chapel, dining hall, library, the Deans lodgings, the kitchen & garden. One of 39 engravings made of Oxford Colleges by Loggan

Background imageFormal Collection: Derby Water Polo Club

Derby Water Polo Club
DERBY WATER POLO CLUB Eight men in swimming costumes, six in formal suits and a cup in the centre of the photograph. Date: 1906

Background imageFormal Collection: In the Stalls at the Empire Theatre, 1894

In the Stalls at the Empire Theatre, 1894
Engraving showing three theatre-goers heading for their seats, in the stalls, at the Empire Theatre, 1894. All these people are depicted wearing formal, evening attire for their trip to the theatre

Background imageFormal Collection: Edwardian Walkers

Edwardian Walkers
WALKING Six young Edwardian men in shirtsleeves, two with walking canes, out for a walk in the countryside

Background imageFormal Collection: Central / Union Pacific

Central / Union Pacific
Joining of the Central and Union Pacific; the formal ceremony of driving the last spike at Promontory Point, Utah

Background imageFormal Collection: England / Burton Agnes

England / Burton Agnes
BURTON AGNES HALL where the ghost of one of three sisters, killed by a robber, caused violent disturbance until her skull was brought into the house she loved

Background imageFormal Collection: RAF Belize - No. 1417 Flight RAF July 1990 formal

RAF Belize - No. 1417 Flight RAF July 1990 formal
RAF Belize - No.1417 Flight RAF, July 1990 formal photograph. Taken at Foxy-Golf hide on Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport, Ladyville, Belize

Background imageFormal Collection: Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace - Christmas card

Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace - Christmas card
Changing of the (Scots) Guards at Buckingham Palace - Christmas greetings card design by Harry Payne for Raphael Tuck & Sons. Date: circa 1908

Background imageFormal Collection: Princess Elizabeth as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards, 1942

Princess Elizabeth as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards, 1942
Princess Elizabeth, later Queen Elizabeth II, as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards. Her first formal engagement was on her 16th birthday, inspecting the Grenadier Guards as Colonel of this regiment

Background imageFormal Collection: Oldway Mansion, Paignton, Devon

Oldway Mansion, Paignton, Devon, in the style of the Palace of Versailles. Showing part of the formal gardens. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageFormal Collection: Nathaniel Charles Rothschild (1877-1923)

Nathaniel Charles Rothschild (1877-1923)
The younger brother of Tring Museum founder Walter Rothschild, Charles was a keen entomologist, discovering the plague vector flea, Xenopsylla cheopis, in Shendi, Sudan

Background imageFormal Collection: Advertisement for Charles Baker & Co.s Store

Advertisement for Charles Baker & Co.s Stores Ltd. - Gentlemen & Boys high-class clothing & outfitting - " Opened to keep pace with the Civil Service Stores" circa 1890s

Background imageFormal Collection: Queen Mum in Rhodesia

Queen Mum in Rhodesia
Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, seen entering the west entrance of the Zimbabwe ruins

Background imageFormal Collection: Chesterfield Coat 1913

Chesterfield Coat 1913
A gentleman in formal day dress wears the New Chester or Chesterfield overcoat with velvet collar & fly-front. A silver topped cane is tucked under his arm

Background imageFormal Collection: Baronscourt, Co Tyrone

Baronscourt, Co Tyrone - a view of Baronscourt House from the formal garden. (Location: Northern Ireland: County Tyrone: Baronscourt). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imageFormal Collection: Complaint by Workhouse Master at Chipping Norton, Oxfordshir

Complaint by Workhouse Master at Chipping Norton, Oxfordshir
A formal complaint by Richard Brown, master of the Chipping Norton workhouse, against casual ward inmate Charles King who had refused to perform the work demanded of him. Date: 1904

Background imageFormal Collection: Garden Scene, Japan - Geisha - Posed on a small stone bridge

Garden Scene, Japan - Geisha - Posed on a small stone bridge Date: circa 1905

Background imageFormal Collection: Bass Drummer of the Northumberland Fusiliers

Bass Drummer of the Northumberland Fusiliers in his traditional ceremonial costume, featuring the whole skin of a leopard Date: circa 1910s

Background imageFormal Collection: Late Victorian Wedding party

Late Victorian Wedding party
A superb photograph of late Victorian Wedding party focusing on the bridal group. All show perfect serious face expressions, in keeping with the formality of the occasion (it seems!). Date: circa 1895

Background imageFormal Collection: Four Men in Top Hats

Four Men in Top Hats
Four men, two seated, two standing, in top hats and with decorations pinned to their lapels, pose for a photograph outside a brick house

Background imageFormal Collection: Rama Iv(Mongkut) of Siam

Rama Iv(Mongkut) of Siam
CHAO FA MONGKUT Pictures with Queen Ramphuy. Worked to modernise Siam (modern Thailand), relinquishing control of Cambodia to the French (1867)

Background imageFormal Collection: Formal Menswear for 1963

Formal Menswear for 1963
French mens formal wear for Spring-Summer 1963: evening dress of tail coat, white tie, wing collar & waistcoat; daywear of morning suit with morning jacket & top hat

Background imageFormal Collection: Opening ceremony, Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium

Opening ceremony, Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium
Opening ceremony of the Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium, by Field Marshal Lord Plumer, 24 July 1927. 1927

Background imageFormal Collection: The Fountains at Crystal Palace, Sydenham, London

The Fountains at Crystal Palace, Sydenham, London
The Fountains on the terrace at The Crystal Palace, Sydenham, London Date: 1908

Background imageFormal Collection: Frontispiece by Beardsley

Frontispiece by Beardsley
Frontispiece to The Yellow Book, volume II, July 1894, by Aubrey Beardsley depicting a young woman in a formal garden

Background imageFormal Collection: CATHERINE II the Great (1729-1796). Empress

CATHERINE II the Great (1729-1796). Empress
" CATHERINE II " the Great" (1729-1796). Empress of Russia (1762-1796) and wife of Peter III. Portrait of Catherine II with formal dress. 1770

Background imageFormal Collection: The Grand Staircase, Foreign Office, London, 1868

The Grand Staircase, Foreign Office, London, 1868
Engraving showing the Grand Staircase of the Foreign Office, London, with a formal evening event underway, 1868

Background imageFormal Collection: Duke Wellington / Philips

Duke Wellington / Philips
DUKE OF WELLINGTON - formal portrait, aged circa 40

Background imageFormal Collection: Pacific / Cook 1770

Pacific / Cook 1770
Captain Cook takes formal possession of New South Wales

Background imageFormal Collection: US Navy Midshipmen on parade

US Navy Midshipmen on parade Date: 1904

Background imageFormal Collection: Gardens, Castle of Freyr, Wallonia, Belgium

Gardens, Castle of Freyr, Wallonia, Belgium
Gardens, 18th century, of the Castle of Freyr, aerial view, beside the river Meuse, in Wallonia, Namur, Ardennes, Belgium

Background imageFormal Collection: Castle of Freyr, Wallonia, Belgium

Castle of Freyr, Wallonia, Belgium
Castle of Freyr and its 18th century gardens, aerial view, beside the river Meuse, in Wallonia, Namur, Ardennes, Belgium. Originally a medieval keep then a Renaissance castle

Background imageFormal Collection: Dedication page to the King. Commentaires de Cesar

Dedication page to the King. Commentaires de Cesar, avec des notes historiques, critiques et militaires, by Count Turpin de Crisse. Volume I. Published in Montargis and sold in Paris, 1785

Background imageFormal Collection: Heinz Tomato Ketchup Advertisement

Heinz Tomato Ketchup Advertisement
An advertisement illustration promoting Heinz Tomato Ketchup, a bottle of which can be seen standing in a formal line with tomatoes. Date: circa 1939

Background imageFormal Collection: University Of London Senate House & Library Senate Room

University Of London Senate House & Library Senate Room
A photograph which shows the spacious Senate Room, with tiered seating and wood panelling, at the University of London Senate House and Library, designed between 1932 and 1937

Background imageFormal Collection: George Crawley Silver Locks And Handles

George Crawley Silver Locks And Handles
A series of photographs showing some silver locks and handles, ornately designed by British artist George Abraham Crawley, for the decoration of a formal dining room at 1063 Fifth Avenue, New York



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