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Glossy Collection

Background imageGlossy Collection: Geisha hairstyle viewed from rear - Japan

Geisha hairstyle viewed from rear - Japan
Beautiful photograph showing the complicated shapes, folds and pinning of a Geisha hairstyle viewed from rear - Japan. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageGlossy Collection: 1950S Girl and Flowers

1950S Girl and Flowers
A blonde model with typical short, set fifties hairstyle and glossy pink lipstick poses with a bunch of pink roses

Background imageGlossy Collection: Honesty in a glossy vase

Honesty in a glossy vase
Annual Honesty (Lunaria annua) in a tall golden brown glossy vase. Airbrush painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageGlossy Collection: Model with stylish short hair in profile

Model with stylish short hair in profile
Fabulous portrait shot of a model with stylish short hair in profile. Date: circa 1950

Background imageGlossy Collection: Prickly pear or Indian fig opuntia, Opuntia ficus-indica

Prickly pear or Indian fig opuntia, Opuntia ficus-indica (Opuntia vulgaris). Chromolithograph from an illustration by Desire Bois from Edward Steps Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse

Background imageGlossy Collection: WW1 - Italy - A cycling sharpshooter - Bersaglieri

WW1 - Italy - A cycling sharpshooter - Bersaglieri
WW1 - A mobile member of the Italian Army - a cycling sharpshooter ( Bersaglieri ). The Bersaglieri are a corps of the Italian Army originally created by General Alessandro La Marmora in the 1830s to

Background imageGlossy Collection: English Actress Gladys Gray

English Actress Gladys Gray
English Stage Actress Gladys Gray - promotional postcard for Anami Shampoo products! Date: 1926

Background imageGlossy Collection: Pretty Polly, Racehorse

Pretty Polly, Racehorse
Pretty Polly, recently deceased at the age of 30, won over £37, 000 in her racing career, and achieved 22 victories. Date: circa 1931

Background imageGlossy Collection: Japanese aralia or glossy-leaf paper plant, Fatsia japonica

Japanese aralia or glossy-leaf paper plant, Fatsia japonica. Chromolithograph from an illustration by Desire Bois from Edward Steps Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse, Frederick Warne

Background imageGlossy Collection: Splendid glossy starling (Senegal), Lamprotornis splendidus

Splendid glossy starling (Senegal), Lamprotornis splendidus chrysonotis (Golden eared grakle, Lamprotornis chrysonotis). Handcoloured steel engraving by William Lizars after an illustration by

Background imageGlossy Collection: Pied crow, Corvus albus

Pied crow, Corvus albus. (Senegal white-backed crow, Corvus leuconotus.) Handcoloured steel engraving by William Lizars after an illustration by William John Swainson from his Birds of Western Africa

Background imageGlossy Collection: Cape glossy starling, Lamprotornis nitens

Cape glossy starling, Lamprotornis nitens (Splendent thrush, Turdus splendens). Handcoloured copperplate engraving drawn and engraved by Richard Polydore Nodder from William Elford Leachs Zoological

Background imageGlossy Collection: Long-tailed glossy starling, Lamprotornis caudatus

Long-tailed glossy starling, Lamprotornis caudatus (Merula longicauda). Handcoloured steel engraving from Georg Friedrich Treitschkes Gallery of Natural History

Background imageGlossy Collection: Glossy black cockatoo, Calyptorhynchus lathami

Glossy black cockatoo, Calyptorhynchus lathami (Calyptorynchus stellatus). After an illustration by Edward Lear. Handcoloured steel engraving from Georg Friedrich Treitschkes Gallery of Natural

Background imageGlossy Collection: Glossy ibis, Plegadis falcinellus

Glossy ibis, Plegadis falcinellus (Bay ibis, Tantalus falcinellus). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by James Sowerby from The British Miscellany, or Coloured figures of new, rare

Background imageGlossy Collection: Glossy nerite and feathered nerite sea snails

Glossy nerite and feathered nerite sea snails
Glossy nerite, Nerita polita, and feathered nerite, Nerita pennata. Illustration drawn and engraved by Richard Polydore Nodder

Background imageGlossy Collection: Alder buckthorn or glossy buckthorn, Frangula alnus

Alder buckthorn or glossy buckthorn, Frangula alnus. Handcoloured woodblock print by Wolfgang Meyerpick after an illustration by Giorgio Liberale from Pietro Andrea Mattiolis Discorsi di P.A

Background imageGlossy Collection: Glossy swiftlet, Collocalia esculenta

Glossy swiftlet, Collocalia esculenta, pair on nest (Esculent swallow, Hirundo esculenta). Handcoloured engraving after an illustration by Samuel Howitt from Edward Griffiths The Animal Kingdom by

Background imageGlossy Collection: Lachenalia pallida

Lachenalia pallida (Glossy leaved lachenalia, Lachenalia lucida). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by F. Sansom after an illustration by Sydenham Edwards from William Curtis The Botanical Magazine

Background imageGlossy Collection: Alder buckthorn, Frangula alnus

Alder buckthorn, Frangula alnus (Rhamnus frangula). Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Dr. Willibald Artus Hand-Atlas sammtlicher mediinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewachse

Background imageGlossy Collection: The branches of autumn beech leaves will keep their glossy surface longer if ironed

The branches of autumn beech leaves will keep their glossy surface longer if ironed after the usual pressing, with a little beeswax on the iron. Date: 1930s

Background imageGlossy Collection: Miss Anna Katrina Zinkeisen (1901-1976) - Scottish painter and artist

Miss Anna Katrina Zinkeisen (1901-1976) - Scottish painter and artist and " well-known contributor to The Sketch". Date: 1927

Background imageGlossy Collection: Black Stallion and Borzoi Hound

Black Stallion and Borzoi Hound
A magnificent black stallion pictures alongside a Borzoi Saluki Cross dog. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageGlossy Collection: WW1 - An Italian Bersagliere

WW1 - An Italian Bersagliere - the Bersaglieri are a corps of the Italian Army originally created by General Alessandro La Marmora in the 1830s to serve in the Army of the Kingdom of Sardinia

Background imageGlossy Collection: Oyster shell with pearl

Oyster shell with pearl
Oyster is a name given to a group of molluscs which can be found on sea beds, often in coastal waters. The pearl, a smooth spherical object can form inside its shell

Background imageGlossy Collection: Roman Art. Terra Sigillata. National Museum of Art. Merida

Roman Art. Terra Sigillata. National Museum of Art. Merida
Roman Art. Terra Sigillata. Two roman red gloss terra sigillata bowl with relief decoration. The ceramic orange is hispanic terra sigillata. 1st-5th centuries. National Museum of Art. Merida. Spain

Background imageGlossy Collection: Envelope, Paget photographic paper

Envelope, Paget photographic paper
Envelope containing twenty sheets of Paget self-toning paper, price eightpence, from Paget Prize Plate Co Limited of Watford. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageGlossy Collection: Label on an envelope, Illingworths photographic paper

Label on an envelope, Illingworths photographic paper
Label on an envelope, Illingworths Slogas gaslight paper, from T Illingworth & Co Ltd, Willesden Junction, NW London. Eight sheets, price sixpence. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageGlossy Collection: Envelope, Seltona photographic paper

Envelope, Seltona photographic paper
Envelope containing twelve sheets of Seltona self-toning paper, price sixpence, from Leto Photo Materials Company Limited of London and Edgware. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageGlossy Collection: Horse & Soldier of the 116th Battery - Royal Field Artillery

Horse & Soldier of the 116th Battery - Royal Field Artillery
Horse and Soldier of the 116th Battery - Royal Field Artillery - performing at the Royal Naval and Military Tournament at Olympia, London

Background imageGlossy Collection: Glossy all-black Hawker Hunter F6s of the Black Arrows

Glossy all-black Hawker Hunter F6s of the Black Arrows aerobatic team seen on the top of a loop

Background imageGlossy Collection: Formation take-off of the glossy all-black Hawker Hunters

Formation take-off of the glossy all-black Hawker Hunters of 111 (F) Squadron

Background imageGlossy Collection: Freshwater pearls

Freshwater pearls are formed within freshwater mollusc shells. They do not appear as spherical shapes as oyster pearls do and they are less valuable

Background imageGlossy Collection: Calyptorhynchus lathami, glossy black cockatoo

Calyptorhynchus lathami, glossy black cockatoo
Drawing No. 60, watercolour by George Raper (1792) from The Raper Collection

Background imageGlossy Collection: Plegadis falcinellus, glossy ibis

Plegadis falcinellus, glossy ibis
Plate 387 from John James Audubons Birds of America, original double elephant folio (1835-38), hand-coloured aquatint. Engraved, printed and coloured by R. Havell (& Son), London

Background imageGlossy Collection: Horse Racing - Won in a Canter

Horse Racing - Won in a Canter. The victor in this race trots back to the paddock having taken the win. The jockey has been adorned with a victory wreath. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageGlossy Collection: Horse Racing - Going to the Post

Horse Racing - Going to the Post. Getting ready for the start of the race. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageGlossy Collection: Hermit (Racehorse) 1867

Hermit (Racehorse) 1867
Winner of the 1867 Derby. Date: 1867

Background imageGlossy Collection: Pretty white orchid

Pretty white orchid
A couple of fronds of a pretty white orchid plant spill out of a glossy grey vase with a thin elegant stem. Airbush painting by Malcolm Greenwmith



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