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Background imageFours Collection: Silhouette of a local squire and his dog

Silhouette of a local squire and his dog
Silhouette of a local squire having a drink in his local pub, with his dog at his feet. An advertisement for Worthington beer

Background imageFours Collection: A Subtle Competition by H. M. Bateman, golfing fashion

A Subtle Competition by H. M. Bateman, golfing fashion
Cartoon by the master of social satire, H. M. Bateman showing two men in competition to wear a series of increasingly outrageous golf outfits

Background imageFours Collection: G K Chesterton, writer

G K Chesterton, writer
Gilbert Keith Chesterton writer

Background imageFours Collection: Golf / Book by Cotton

Golf / Book by Cotton
Golf by the famous player Henry Cotton

Background imageFours Collection: Walter Hagen, American professional golfer

Walter Hagen, American professional golfer
Walter Charles Hagen (1892-1969), American professional golfer, seen here at Royal Lytham St Annes golf course on 24 June 1926. Date: 1926

Background imageFours Collection: ANGRY GOLFER 1897

ANGRY GOLFER 1897
Having made an awful mess of his shot, a golfer vents his anger, much to the amusement of his caddy. Date: 1897

Background imageFours Collection: Distinctions with a Difference at Gleneagles

Distinctions with a Difference at Gleneagles
Illustration showing a fashionable trio at famous Scottish golf course, Gleneagles. The chap in the middle wears wide plus fours and a lurid, patterned tank top

Background imageFours Collection: Sportex poster

Sportex poster
Advertising poster for Sportex mens clothing showing two dapper gents dressed immaculately in plus fours and jackets ready for a round of golf

Background imageFours Collection: Golfer and his caddy

Golfer and his caddy
A Golfer and his caddy - characters from Three Little Maids a musical by Paul Rubens - Mr G.P. Huntley in the role of Cheyne and Mr Carroll in the role of Cupid. The show opened in 1902

Background imageFours Collection: S. Mure Fergusson

S. Mure Fergusson. Distinguished amateur golfer, twice runner-up in the Amateur Championship and winner of innumerable medals

Background imageFours Collection: Strike / Volunteer Signals

Strike / Volunteer Signals
An undergraduate volunteer in a railway signal box during the General Strike

Background imageFours Collection: Robert Maxwell, Golfer

Robert Maxwell, Golfer
Robert Maxwell British amateur golfer

Background imageFours Collection: Chap Posts a Letter

Chap Posts a Letter
A smart cyclist stops to pop a letter into a Royal Mail letterbox

Background imageFours Collection: Model in outdoor suit - cycling

Model in outdoor suit - cycling
Model in matching outdoor suit of knickerbockers (bloomers / plus fours) perfectly designed for cycling. Date: circa 1946

Background imageFours Collection: The Prince of Wales, Chiberta golf course, Biarritz, 1931

The Prince of Wales, Chiberta golf course, Biarritz, 1931
The Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII, Duke of Windsor) pictured at the famous golf course of Chiberta in Biarritz, one of his favourite continental courses during the 1930s

Background imageFours Collection: Sir Savile Crossleys Shoot at Somerleyton Hall, Lowestoft - an after-luncheon group

Sir Savile Crossleys Shoot at Somerleyton Hall, Lowestoft - an after-luncheon group, featuring: Sir Savile and Lady Crossley, Lord and Lady Vivian, Lord and Lady Hastings, Colonel and the Hon

Background imageFours Collection: Anti-suffrage satirical postcard - Leap Year Goods

Anti-suffrage satirical postcard - Leap Year Goods - " Will wear well". A woman in full tweed suit of jacket and plus fours standing with her motorbike. 1908

Background imageFours Collection: Philip Connard RA, artist

Philip Connard RA, artist
Caricature of Philip Connard RA, artist, by Philippe Ledoux Date: circa 1930

Background imageFours Collection: Polish and English Oarswomen

Polish and English Oarswomen
Members of the Warsaw Women's Rowing Club compete with their counterparts in the Isleworth Club and Furnivall Club at Putney. Date: 1931

Background imageFours Collection: Advert for North British Golf Balls (made in Edinburgh). Date: 1932

Advert for North British Golf Balls (made in Edinburgh). Date: 1932

Background imageFours Collection: Column of German prisoners

Column of German prisoners
Aerial photograph showing a column of German prisoners marching in fours through a French village near St. Die. Date: August 21st 1915

Background imageFours Collection: Comic postcard, Deaf man misunderstands Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Deaf man misunderstands Date: 20th century

Background imageFours Collection: Comic postcard, Men chat in the street Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Men chat in the street Date: 20th century

Background imageFours Collection: Comic postcard, Woman offers man a drink Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Woman offers man a drink Date: 20th century

Background imageFours Collection: Comic postcard, Manufacturer of ladies bloomers Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Manufacturer of ladies bloomers Date: 20th century

Background imageFours Collection: Comic postcard, Man with a glass of beer on the beach Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Man with a glass of beer on the beach Date: 20th century

Background imageFours Collection: Comic postcard, Two men and dog on railway platform Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Two men and dog on railway platform Date: 20th century

Background imageFours Collection: Comic postcard, Supply and demand - the price of poultry Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Supply and demand - the price of poultry Date: 20th century

Background imageFours Collection: Comic postcard, dog attack on golf course - Nonplussed! Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, dog attack on golf course - Nonplussed! Date: 20th century

Background imageFours Collection: Middlesex Golf Club Secretaries by H. H. Harris

Middlesex Golf Club Secretaries by H. H. Harris
Secretaries of various golf clubs in the Middlesex area in 1932, caricatured by H. H. Harris. Those featured are Major E. A. Proute of Northwick, Captain W

Background imageFours Collection: Bystander masthead by Gordon Conway, 20 May 1931

Bystander masthead by Gordon Conway, 20 May 1931
Masthead design for The Bystander magazine front cover by artist and designer Gordon Conway featuring an elegant couple fishing by a river while spring lambs gamble joyfully among the flowers behind

Background imageFours Collection: Prince of Wales at Le Touquet with favourite girl caddy

Prince of Wales at Le Touquet with favourite girl caddy
The Prince of Wales, later King Edward VIII, then Duke of Windsor, pictured at fashionable French resort, Le Touquet in 1930 with his favourite girl caddy, Adolphine Lamour

Background imageFours Collection: The Duke of Windsor playing golf at Cap D Antibes

The Duke of Windsor playing golf at Cap D Antibes
The Duke of Windsor, formerly Prince of Wales, King Edward VIII, pictured playing golf at the Mandelieu course at Cap D Antibes on the French Riviera

Background imageFours Collection: Sir Malcolm Campbell with his dog

Sir Malcolm Campbell with his dog
Sir Malcolm Campbell, motor racing driver and land speed record winner, seen here with his dog. 1930s

Background imageFours Collection: A rambler in plus fours reads the inscription on the sundial monument to daylight saving

A rambler in plus fours reads the inscription on the sundial monument to daylight saving campaigned William Willet, Chistlehurst, Kent, England. Date: 1939

Background imageFours Collection: A couple of hikers stop to read the inscription on the sundial monument to daylight

A couple of hikers stop to read the inscription on the sundial monument to daylight saving campaigner William Willet, Chistlehurst, Kent, England. Date: 1939

Background imageFours Collection: King George V (1865-1936) riding a horse. Date: circa 1910s

King George V (1865-1936) riding a horse. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageFours Collection: Albert, Duke of York at a meet of the Pytchley Hunt

Albert, Duke of York at a meet of the Pytchley Hunt
Albert, Duke of York (1895-1952) (later King George VI) at a meet of the Pytchley Hunt. Shown here talking to General Henry Sinclair Horne

Background imageFours Collection: CLOTHES FOR MOROCCO 1924

CLOTHES FOR MOROCCO 1924
Man: plus fours, flat cap, knitted vest, plaid or tartan socks & brogues. Women: cloche hats, tubular shaped skirts with jacket or belted tunic & spectator/co-respondent shoes. Date: 1924

Background imageFours Collection: GOLFERS FOLLOW-THROUGH

GOLFERS FOLLOW-THROUGH
A golfer tees off and follows through with vigour. Date: 1897

Background imageFours Collection: FASHIONS FOR SHOOTING

FASHIONS FOR SHOOTING
A well dressed shooting party, in tweeds, plus-fours and trilbies, stop for a spot of luncheon in a pleasant rural setting. Date: 1938

Background imageFours Collection: AMERICAN KIDS 1927

AMERICAN KIDS 1927
Two smartly dressed youngsters from an American farming region - he in plus-fours, lounging jacket & tie, she in a simple dress and knee-length socks : good muscles, too. Date: 1927

Background imageFours Collection: Golf Player - Sepia Photo

Golf Player - Sepia Photo
A gentleman in his plus-fours ready to play a game of golf. Date: circa 1910

Background imageFours Collection: C A Whitcombe - British Professional Golf Champion

C A Whitcombe - British Professional Golf Champion
Charles Albert Whitcombe (1895-1978) - British Professional Golf Champion - Crews Hill Golf Club. Captained the Ryder Cup side four times. Date: 1920s

Background imageFours Collection: Paul de Longpre at home in Hollywood, California, USA

Paul de Longpre at home in Hollywood, California, USA
Paul de Longpre (1855-1911) (French painter of flowers, who worked mainly in the United States) at home in Hollywood, California, USA. Date: circa 1909

Background imageFours Collection: Bobby Jones, golfer, in action

Bobby Jones, golfer, in action at Lytham St Annes. circa 1920s

Background imageFours Collection: Zulu Chief Dinuzulu

Zulu Chief Dinuzulu kaCetshwayo (1868-1913) - In 1890 Dinuzulu was exiled to the island of St. Helena for seven years, possibly during which time this portrait photograph was taken? Date: circa 1896

Background imageFours Collection: Laos - Traditional and non-traditional costume

Laos - Traditional and non-traditional costume
Laos - Women in traditional dress with two Laotian gentlemen in very sharp white jackets and plus-fours!!



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