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Grooming Collection

Background imageGrooming Collection: Trumpers Barbers - Mayfair, London

Trumpers Barbers - Mayfair, London
Barbershop in Central London - Mayfair. G F Trumper & Sons. An elaborate belt-driven machinery above the mirror drives a head massaging brush. Established 1875

Background imageGrooming Collection: Poodle Parlour 1930S

Poodle Parlour 1930S
A lucky dog gets a shampoo and set at the Dogs Bath Club

Background imageGrooming Collection: Bathing a Dog

Bathing a Dog
A lucky dog getting a shower in a roll-top bath!

Background imageGrooming Collection: The Dogs Bath Club in Beauchamp Place

The Dogs Bath Club in Beauchamp Place, London where every imaginable facility was available for pampered pooches. Owners could relax in the cosy lounge with cocktail bar which was decorated with a

Background imageGrooming Collection: Our Cats: a domestic history by Louis Wain

Our Cats: a domestic history by Louis Wain
A study of domestic cats, including visit to a cat show by Louis Wain. Date: 1884

Background imageGrooming Collection: Lady in pink underwear by Barribal

Lady in pink underwear by Barribal
Painting of a young woman with dark glossy hair, captured in the middle of getting ready. She sits in pink lingerie and stockings, having just brushed and tied a matching pink ribbon in her hair

Background imageGrooming Collection: Blue and Yellow MACAWS / Blue and Gold macaws - X2 preening

Blue and Yellow MACAWS / Blue and Gold macaws - X2 preening (Ara ararauna). Taman Burning Bali Bird Park, Bali Island, Indonesia

Background imageGrooming Collection: Town Topics rehearsal in New York

Town Topics rehearsal in New York
Theatrical, Ned Wayburns Rehearsal for Town Topics. The ladies chorus dressing room of an unidentified theatre with women pictured in various stages of dressing and grooming. Date: c. 1915

Background imageGrooming Collection: Cat Flea Powder

Cat Flea Powder
An unsuspecting cat is stroked and lulled into a false sense of security on a cushion before being dowsed in flea powder!

Background imageGrooming Collection: Dachshund dog wearing a coat

Dachshund dog wearing a coat
Dachshund in a coat. Date: circa 1911

Background imageGrooming Collection: Roman shaving items

Roman shaving items Date: 1925

Background imageGrooming Collection: Dog grooming, English Foxhounds at the Hunt Kennels

Dog grooming, English Foxhounds at the Hunt Kennels
Dog Grooming, English Foxhounds at the Hunt Kennels by George Wright. Date: 1907

Background imageGrooming Collection: A Cats Hotel in Hammersmith

A Cats Hotel in Hammersmith
Page from The Tatler reporting on a cat hotel at Gordon Cottage, Hammersmith. Main photographs shows the cats enjoying their daily brush

Background imageGrooming Collection: Manicure, 1923

Manicure, 1923
During a busy day of shopping, a lady stops at Marshall and Snelgrove for a much-needed manicure. Date: 1923

Background imageGrooming Collection: Arab man grooms Arabian horse

Arab man grooms Arabian horse
An Arab man grooms a dappled grey Arabian horse, Petra, Jordan Date: circa 1995

Background imageGrooming Collection: Boy grooming a horse for a gentleman, c. 1800

Boy grooming a horse for a gentleman, c. 1800
Stableboy grooming a horse for a gentleman, c.1800 Date: C.1800

Background imageGrooming Collection: Harlene hair tonic advertisement, WW1

Harlene hair tonic advertisement, WW1
First World War advertisement for Harlene hair products, discussing in great detail the alarming epidemic of hair troubles resulting from war conditions

Background imageGrooming Collection: Page from catalogue of toilet requisites

Page from catalogue of toilet requisites
Page of toilet requisites from Harrods catalogue (1911 - 1912), Brushes and Turnery Department. This page includes shaving brushes, nail brushes hand mirrors and bath mats. Date: 1911

Background imageGrooming Collection: Harold Macmillan at the barbers

Harold Macmillan at the barbers
Candid photograph of Harold Macmillan at Toppers Barbers Shop in Bond Street. Date: 1966

Background imageGrooming Collection: Advert for Thermos flasks WW1

Advert for Thermos flasks WW1
Jolly advertisement for Thermos Flasks, an essential accessory to deal with trench life during the First World War. Thermos allows plenty of hot water for shaving

Background imageGrooming Collection: Fischers / Peach-faced Lovebirds - Hybrid

Fischers / Peach-faced Lovebirds - Hybrid. Ekaterinburg Zoo, Russia. Latin Agapornis fischeri & Agapornis rosiecollis

Background imageGrooming Collection: McClintons Shaving Soap advertisement, WW1 soldier

McClintons Shaving Soap advertisement, WW1 soldier
Advertisement for McClintons Shaving Soap and Cream from the First World War period. Depicting a handsome and well-groomed soldier saying farewell to his wife or sweetheart before departing for

Background imageGrooming Collection: Erasmic soap, WW1 advertisement

Erasmic soap, WW1 advertisement
Advertisement for Erasmic soap, a popular brand during the first half of the 20th century, depicting a pretty young woman with flaming red hair contemplating her reflection in a hand mirror while

Background imageGrooming Collection: Advertisement for Remington shaver

Advertisement for Remington shaver -- male and female models (Sandra Paul and Derek Ufton). 1959

Background imageGrooming Collection: Victorian Scrap - Soldier Grooming Horse

Victorian Scrap - Soldier Grooming Horse. late 19th century

Background imageGrooming Collection: Page from catalogue of safety razors

Page from catalogue of safety razors
Page of safety razors for sale Harrods catalogue (1911 - 1912), Cutlery Department. Included on this page are various safety razors and stropping machines. Date: 1911

Background imageGrooming Collection: Page from catalogue of nickel toilet mirrors

Page from catalogue of nickel toilet mirrors
Page of nickel toilet mirrors from Harrods catalogue (1911 - 1912), Brushes and Turnery Department. Also included on this page are nickel shaving sets. Date: 1911

Background imageGrooming Collection: The Modern Way to Health and Beauty

The Modern Way to Health and Beauty
Cover of a 1930s pamphlet advising women on the best way to health and beauty. Illustration shows a woman in a blue shorts suit holding a large ball. Date: c.1937

Background imageGrooming Collection: Men at work in a stable

Men at work in a stable
Men at work grooming horses in a stable, London horseguards. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageGrooming Collection: Mary and Josephs Wedding. Codex of Predis (1476). Italy

Mary and Josephs Wedding. Codex of Predis (1476). Italy
Mary and Josephs Wedding. Codex of Predis (1476). Royal Library. Turin. Italy

Background imageGrooming Collection: Music cover, The Stable Call Polka

Music cover, The Stable Call Polka, by J G Jones, Master of the Band, dedicated to Captain Coster of the 16th Queens Lancers. circa 1850s

Background imageGrooming Collection: Dog and Woman Bathing

Dog and Woman Bathing
A small brown and white dog is reluctantly bathed by his owner. Date: 1927

Background imageGrooming Collection: Young lad using an electric razor

Young lad using an electric razor. Date: 1970s

Background imageGrooming Collection: Sky Scrapers by Howard K. Elcock

Sky Scrapers by Howard K. Elcock
A man in a natty dressing gown shaves in front of a mirror over a sink of steaming, soapy water in a plane high above the skyscrapers of Manhattan. Date: 1929

Background imageGrooming Collection: War-Time Economies Doing without Braces, WW1 Heath Robinson

War-Time Economies Doing without Braces, WW1 Heath Robinson
War-Time Economies - A Sensible Way of Doing Without Braces. Another ingenious idea from William Heath Robinson, who suggests a strong magnet as an alternative to braces in order to keep ones

Background imageGrooming Collection: Lion - Male

Lion - Male (Panthera leo). Ndutu - Ngorongoro Conservation Area - Tanzania - Africa

Background imageGrooming Collection: Vinolia WW1 advertisement, women war workers

Vinolia WW1 advertisement, women war workers
Advertisement for Royal Vinolia Cream, for the woman workers toilet during the First World War and featuring a nurse in uniform applying the cream before her shift. 1917

Background imageGrooming Collection: Advet for Erasmic soap 1918

Advet for Erasmic soap 1918
Advertisement for Erasmic Dainty Soap, showing a woman in Victorian style dress admiring her reflection in a hand mirror. Date: 1918

Background imageGrooming Collection: Vinolia for war workers advertisement, WW1

Vinolia for war workers advertisement, WW1
Advertisement for Royal Vinolia Talcum Powder, ideal for factory and munitions workers during the First World War. According to the advert

Background imageGrooming Collection: Erasmic shaving stick advertisement, WW1

Erasmic shaving stick advertisement, WW1
Advertisement for Erasmic shaving stick - British and Best, which includes a of a stick of shaving soap with a German bullet embedded in it

Background imageGrooming Collection: Erasmic Shaving Stick advertisement, 1918

Erasmic Shaving Stick advertisement, 1918
Advertisement for Erasmic Shaving Stick with a smart gentleman in what can only be described as an artistic dressing gown

Background imageGrooming Collection: The Service Safety Haircutter, WW1 advertisement

The Service Safety Haircutter, WW1 advertisement
Advertisement for the Service Safety Haircutter, allowing users to trim and comb hair daily and to remain presentable in the process, even if away fighting at the front. Date: 1917

Background imageGrooming Collection: Grooming a mule, WW1

Grooming a mule, WW1
Three soldiers struggling to groom an unruly mule in his stall with one of them grumbling, " Nah tehn, Undred Legs!" Date: 1916

Background imageGrooming Collection: British service stable on Western Front, WW1

British service stable on Western Front, WW1
Animals at an active British service stable on the Western Front during World War One. Date: circa 1916

Background imageGrooming Collection: Shell hole used as stable, Western Front, WW1

Shell hole used as stable, Western Front, WW1
A shell hole used as a stable -- a common sight on the Western Front during World War One. Date: circa 1916

Background imageGrooming Collection: Indian soldier with horse, Western Front, WW1

Indian soldier with horse, Western Front, WW1
An Indian soldier with his well-groomed horse on the Western Front in France during World War One. Date: circa 1916

Background imageGrooming Collection: Man grooming a dog

Man grooming a dog
A man grooming a dog

Background imageGrooming Collection: Doggie Beauty Treatment

Doggie Beauty Treatment
Even dogs have their beauty parlours, and although they do not enjoy the treatment, their joyous barks show that they like the results! Off Brompton Brompton Road, London. Date: 1930s



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