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Background imageGossip Collection: Harvey Nichols advertisement, 1953

Harvey Nichols advertisement, 1953
Two friends, wearing extremely similar check cotton dresses in Horrockses fabric, share a joke. Date: 1953

Background imageGossip Collection: Careless Talk Costs Lives - WWII poster

Careless Talk Costs Lives - WWII poster
Poster warning of the dangers of gossiping and inadvertently giving away national secrets to the enemy during World War Two

Background imageGossip Collection: Typical Scene in Pub

Typical Scene in Pub
A typical pub scene - one drunk gets aggressive, another over-cheerful; young children purchase drink and old women gossip... and the landlord pours

Background imageGossip Collection: Market Gossip - Barbados, West Indies, Caribbean

Market Gossip - Barbados, West Indies, Caribbean. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageGossip Collection: Four cats drinking tea on a Christmas card

Four cats drinking tea on a Christmas card
Four cats drinking tea and chatting on a Christmas card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageGossip Collection: Kumbo Market, Cameroon

Kumbo Market, Cameroon
African women seated in the market place, Kumbo, where they sell items such as sugar and bananas. Market day provides friendly gossip, but they travel far to get there

Background imageGossip Collection: The Poor Washerwoman - Henri Clark - Music Sheet

The Poor Washerwoman - Henri Clark - Music Sheet
The Poor Washerwoman - sung with typhoons of applause by Henri Clark - Music Sheet, written by Walter Hadtings and composed by W. T. Webb

Background imageGossip Collection: Latest Paris Fashions 1888

Latest Paris Fashions 1888
Three women gossiping outside. 1888

Background imageGossip Collection: Gossip about Fairies 12

Gossip about Fairies 12
On moonlit nights the fairies hold their revels, naturally choosing a picturesque castle ruin as the setting

Background imageGossip Collection: Advert promoting the Post Office Telephone Service. Date: 1932

Advert promoting the Post Office Telephone Service. Date: 1932

Background imageGossip Collection: Three daytime outfits by Drecoll, Poiret and Jenny

Three daytime outfits by Drecoll, Poiret and Jenny
Three women in the latest day wear. On the left, a black scoop neck dress with large red rose to the side, by Drecoll. In the middle, a white, red and black print dress and black coat

Background imageGossip Collection: Gossip about Fairies 15

Gossip about Fairies 15
Titania, queen of the Fairies, magically enamoured of Bottom, the Weaver, comes to her senses - - a scene from Shakespeares A Midsummer Nights Dream

Background imageGossip Collection: Two women chatting in a kitchen

Two women chatting in a kitchen, one thin and one fat. One says: I just seen young George the worse for drink again. The other replies: I ain t surprised. You may depend e in aled it from is father

Background imageGossip Collection: A Barber Distracted

A Barber Distracted
THE RED-HOT POLITICIAN A barber is more absorbed in the latest political gossip than his hot curling tongs, with painful results for his singed customer

Background imageGossip Collection: Gossip about Fairies 24

Gossip about Fairies 24
Fairies live on good terms with animals and birds - here, fairies are combing goats beards, something which goats themselves find it hard to do, having no hands (or combs)

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Gossip about Fairies 14
Titania, queen of the Fairies, is magically enamoured of Bottom, the Weaver, who has been magically endowed with a donkeys head - scene from A Midsummer Nights Dream

Background imageGossip Collection: Humanised parrots on a Christmas card

Humanised parrots on a Christmas card
Humanised parrots chattering on a Christmas card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageGossip Collection: Comic postcard, Two women chatting in the street Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Two women chatting in the street Date: 20th century

Background imageGossip Collection: Cartoon - sex before marriage?

Cartoon - sex before marriage?
"You won't marry a man who snores in bed? But darling, how are you going to find out?" An interesting comment on the question of sex before marriage. Date: circa 1940

Background imageGossip Collection: Comic postcard, Obese man drinking in pub

Comic postcard, Obese man drinking in pub. Yes, and his wifes a skinny little woman - flat as a pancake! Date: 20th century

Background imageGossip Collection: Poster, Telling a friend may mean telling the enemy, WW2

Poster, Telling a friend may mean telling the enemy, WW2. 1940s

Background imageGossip Collection: Four old ladies chat in Abbey Gardens, Bury St. Edmunds

Four old ladies chat in Abbey Gardens, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. Two of the women are dressed identically and look like twins. They stand in the same attitude and carry handbags the same way

Background imageGossip Collection: Doorstep gossip Stoke

Doorstep gossip Stoke
Two old women talk in the street. One stands on the doorstep of her terraced house in Stoke-on-Trent Date: 1987

Background imageGossip Collection: RMSTitanic, letter, United Artists Studos

RMSTitanic, letter, United Artists Studos
RMS TITANIC: Previously unseen letter, dated 5th May 1938 on United Artists Studio Corporation, Hollywood notepaper to Titanic First-Class passenger Laura Mabel Francatelli

Background imageGossip Collection: A home in the Highlands of Scotland, Victorian period

A home in the Highlands of Scotland, Victorian period

Background imageGossip Collection: Letter to Laura Francatelli, RMS Titanic survivor

Letter to Laura Francatelli, RMS Titanic survivor
White Star Line, RMS Titanic. Previously unseen letter dated 5th May 1938 on United Artists Studio Corporation, Hollywood notepaper to Titanic First Class passenger Laura Mabel Francatelli

Background imageGossip Collection: The Bird of Paradise and Colonel Witwou'd

The Bird of Paradise and Colonel Witwou'd, - actress and courtesan Gertrude Mahon (nee Tilson) and George Bodens, Gentleman Usher to the King Date: 1781

Background imageGossip Collection: The Abandoned Wife and The Seducing Captain

The Abandoned Wife and The Seducing Captain Date: 1781

Background imageGossip Collection: The Subtle Seducer and The American Financier, Richard Price

The Subtle Seducer and The American Financier, Richard Price
The Subtle Seducer and The American Financier - Richard Price, British philosopher, nonconformist minister, mathematician, supporter of American independence

Background imageGossip Collection: Jose Echegaray y Eizaguirre (1832-1916). Spanish engineer

Jose Echegaray y Eizaguirre (1832-1916). Spanish engineer, playwright, politician and mathematician. Leading of the Spanish dramatist of the last quarter of the 19th century

Background imageGossip Collection: Ben Travers farce scene, theatrical action photograph. With description

Ben Travers farce scene, theatrical action photograph. With description, More Dangerous than Leg Theory; Gussie Pogson (Robertson Hare) and Dandy Stratton (Ralph Lynn), Test Match cricketers

Background imageGossip Collection: Alicia Markova, ballet dancer, theatrical portrait. Captioned, A good shot'of Markova'

Alicia Markova, ballet dancer, theatrical portrait. Captioned, A good shot'of Markova'. With description, Markova, who has returned to the Old Vic-Wells Ballet

Background imageGossip Collection: Two Middle Class Edwardian ladies take tea

Two Middle Class Edwardian ladies take tea in a suburban back garden and indulge in a little light gossip.. Date: 1909

Background imageGossip Collection: Cartoon, EDITOR SEEKING DIRT

Cartoon, EDITOR SEEKING DIRT
Cartoon, a penny press editor rakes for sensational claptrap in the muddy stream of twaddle and mock morality, oblivious of the angel who bids him search for Truth. Date: 1867

Background imageGossip Collection: Comic postcard, Two women in a cafe Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Two women in a cafe Date: 20th century

Background imageGossip Collection: Comic postcard, Women chatting about a show Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Women chatting about a show Date: 20th century

Background imageGossip Collection: Comic postcard, Women discuss drunkard in street Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Women discuss drunkard in street Date: 20th century

Background imageGossip Collection: Comic postcard, A new Reredos for the church Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, A new Reredos for the church Date: 20th century

Background imageGossip Collection: Comic postcard, Two women discuss bigamous woman Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Two women discuss bigamous woman Date: 20th century

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

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

Background imageGossip Collection: Comic postcard, Two men discuss woman walking by Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Two men discuss woman walking by Date: 20th century

Background imageGossip Collection: Comic postcard, Two women in a teashop

Comic postcard, Two women in a teashop discuss travelling salesman Date: 20th century

Background imageGossip Collection: Comic postcard, Two girls discuss little boy Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Two girls discuss little boy Date: 20th century

Background imageGossip Collection: Comic postcard, Vicar calls at womans house Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Vicar calls at womans house Date: 20th century

Background imageGossip Collection: Comic postcard, Women see man leaving Gents

Comic postcard, Women see man leaving Gents Date: 20th century

Background imageGossip Collection: Olive May (nee Olive Mary Meatyard), Countess of Drogheda (1886 - 1947)

Olive May (nee Olive Mary Meatyard), Countess of Drogheda (1886 - 1947)
Olive May (ne Olive Mary Meatyard), Countess of Drogheda (1886 - 1947), Actress; former wife of Lord Victor Paget, and later wife of 10th Earl of Drogheda

Background imageGossip Collection: Page from The Tatler reporting on the marriage of Mrs Stirling

Page from The Tatler reporting on the marriage of Mrs Stirling (formerly Clare Elizabeth Taylor) of the Gaiety Theatre and Lord George Cholmondeley, second son of the Marquess of Cholmondeley

Background imageGossip Collection: Front cover of The Sketch reporting on the marriage of Mrs Stirling

Front cover of The Sketch reporting on the marriage of Mrs Stirling (formerly Clara Elizabeth Taylor) of the Gaiety Theatre to Lord George Cholmondeley, second son of the Marquess of Cholmondeley



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