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Background imageGuest Collection: Art Deco Wedding

Art Deco Wedding
Fashion design for an elegant wedding group. The brides dress is made from white brocade and satin. Bridesmaid wears a grey trimmed dress as does a wedding guest

Background imageGuest Collection: England / West Wycombe

England / West Wycombe
An atmosphere of the coaching days and memories of the eccentric Sir Francis Dashwood still lingers in West Wickham, Buckinghamshire, England

Background imageGuest Collection: Pig Eats Picnic Food

Pig Eats Picnic Food
An uninvited guest makes rather a pig of himself at a picnic

Background imageGuest Collection: Wedding at Cana Date: 1562

Wedding at Cana Date: 1562

Background imageGuest Collection: The Blue Ray by Shirland Quin - Flyer, Eastbourne Production

The Blue Ray by Shirland Quin - Flyer, Eastbourne Production
The Blue Ray by Shirland Quin. First produced at the Devonshire Park Theatre in Eastbourne on 28th November 1927. Back and front pages of the flyer for the Eastbourne production

Background imageGuest Collection: Bierling Kuno Holzschnitzerei, Oberammergau

Bierling Kuno Holzschnitzerei, Oberammergau
The Bierling Kuno Holzschnitzerei Andenken at Oberammergau, Bavaria, Germany. Oberammergau is also famous for its Luftlmalerei

Background imageGuest Collection: Supper Men About Town by Hynes

Supper Men About Town by Hynes
Five well known figures on the London social scene during the 1920s caricatured by Hynes in The Bystander. From top left, Solly Joel, large figure right is Bendor, Duke of Westminster

Background imageGuest Collection: The dreaded guest

The dreaded guest. Illustration shows William II, emperor of Germany, standing in the middle of a narrow cobblestone street, possibly in Italy (the pope, wearing the papal crown)

Background imageGuest Collection: Edward Vii / Rufford Abbey

Edward Vii / Rufford Abbey
EDWARD VII staying at Rufford House near Doncaster as a guest of Lady Savile. The Kings mistress, Alice Keppel is standing fourth from left

Background imageGuest Collection: Radio presenter with giant snail

Radio presenter with giant snail
Radio presenter comes face to face with a giant snail -- a surprise guest on his show. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageGuest Collection: Thomas Merthyr Guest, Vanity Fair, CG

Thomas Merthyr Guest, Vanity Fair, CG
THOMAS MERTHYR GUEST (1838-1904) Wealthy landowner, shown on horseback in red hunting jacket, smoking a pipe. Caption: Blackmore Vale Date: 1838 - 1904

Background imageGuest Collection: Edith Sitwell / St George

Edith Sitwell / St George
EDITH SITWELL writer, depicted as A guest at the Poets Club in 1926

Background imageGuest Collection: Clown on Bicycle Photo

Clown on Bicycle Photo
Harry, a guest of the Mayors Fancy Dress Ball poses in his costume, (that of a clown), on a bicycle in his back garden

Background imageGuest Collection: King George V Birthday Tea Party - Istanbul Embassy

King George V Birthday Tea Party - Istanbul Embassy
British Embassy in Istanbul - King George V Birthday Tea Party on 3rd June 1924. Mr Ronald Lindsay (right - later Sir Ronald Lindsay, the future Ambassador) and colleague arrive at the party

Background imageGuest Collection: Mother of the Bride fashion by drawn by Barbara Hulanicki

Mother of the Bride fashion by drawn by Barbara Hulanicki
A dress and coat in delicate emerald wild silk as a suggested wedding ensemble for a mother of the bride, with a low, swathed neckline and bow at the waist of the dress and dramatic full coat

Background imageGuest Collection: Wedding Garment Parable

Wedding Garment Parable
The Parable of the Wedding Garment : the king orders the improperly dressed guest to be bound hand and foot and cast into outer darkness

Background imageGuest Collection: Futuristic dinner party

Futuristic dinner party
A futuristic chemical dinner party -- a few tablets are served for each guest. Just think -- no washing up! Date: 1899

Background imageGuest Collection: Isle of Wight Guesthouse - Occupants and Staff

Isle of Wight Guesthouse - Occupants and Staff
The guests and some of the staff of an unamed Guesthouse. The sign on the right of the doorway reads: Orders received for Meguyers Omnibus which suggests this photograph was possibly taken

Background imageGuest Collection: Roslyn Manor Gate Design

Roslyn Manor Gate Design
This drawing shows a design for some wrought iron gates for the Hon. Mrs. Frederick Guest, at Roslyn Manor. Date: early 1900s

Background imageGuest Collection: Said Al Idris Senussi of Libya in Benghazi, WW2

Said Al Idris Senussi of Libya in Benghazi, WW2
Said Al Idris Senussi of Libya, guest of honour at British Officers Club, Benghazi, WW2 Date: circa 1944

Background imageGuest Collection: The Guest House

The Guest House
Drawing of a large Guest House in Little Dunmow, a village in Rural Essex, England. Date: circa 1930

Background imageGuest Collection: King Manoel II of Portugal (1899-1932) and his mother Queen Amelia

King Manoel II of Portugal (1899-1932) and his mother Queen Amelia, leaving the Cathedral in a carriage at Gibraltar. Outdoor reportage photograph with carriage, horses and spectators

Background imageGuest Collection: HMS Esk, burial at sea of Ldg Sig G H Guest

HMS Esk, burial at sea of Ldg Sig G H Guest
HMS Esk (H15), British E-class destroyer, burial at sea of Leading Signalman G H Guest, who died on 17 January 1935 and was buried the following day. Date: 1935

Background imageGuest Collection: Daniel Ortega with Archbishop Robert Runcie

Daniel Ortega with Archbishop Robert Runcie
Daniel Ortega (Jose Daniel Ortega Saavedra, b 1945), member of the Nicaraguan Junta of National Reconstruction 1979-1985, then 79th President of Nicaragua 1985-1990 and 83rd President 2007-present

Background imageGuest Collection: Mikhail Gorbachev with Margaret Thatcher

Mikhail Gorbachev with Margaret Thatcher
Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev (b 1931), Soviet leader, General Secretary of the Communist Party (1985-1991), last head of state of the USSR (1988-1991)

Background imageGuest Collection: Winston Churchill with General Fayolle in France

Winston Churchill with General Fayolle in France
Winston Churchill (1874-1965), while serving as a Major in the British Army during World War One, with General Fayolle (Marie Emile Fayolle, Marshal of France, 1858-1928)

Background imageGuest Collection: Prince Arisugawa Takehito

Prince Arisugawa Takehito (1862 - 1913), 10th head of a cadet branch of the Japanese imperial family and a career officer in the Imperial Japanese Navy

Background imageGuest Collection: The best attended private view: society and Sir John and Lady Laverys pictures

The best attended private view: society and Sir John and Lady Laverys pictures. The show of pictures by Sir John and Lady Lavery at the Alpine Galleries was the smartest private view imaginable

Background imageGuest Collection: Queen Elizabeth I, entry into Kenilworth Castle

Queen Elizabeth I, entry into Kenilworth Castle, with fireworks Date: 1575

Background imageGuest Collection: Comic postcard, Hotel guests complaint Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Hotel guests complaint Date: 20th century

Background imageGuest Collection: Comic postcard, French guest and hotel porter Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, French guest and hotel porter Date: 20th century

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

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

Background imageGuest Collection: Original Artwork - Design for a Party Invitation

Original Artwork - Design for a Party Invitation - a girl and boy arrive and ring the doorbell - Do Come! Date: circa 1937

Background imageGuest Collection: Comic postcard, Hotel guest and landlady - Seek and ye shall find Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Hotel guest and landlady - Seek and ye shall find Date: 20th century

Background imageGuest Collection: Comic postcard, Woman complains to hotel manager Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Woman complains to hotel manager Date: 20th century

Background imageGuest Collection: Comic postcard, Little boy meets his godmother

Comic postcard, Little boy meets his godmother Date: 20th century

Background imageGuest Collection: Comic postcard, Man looking under his bed Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Man looking under his bed Date: 20th century

Background imageGuest Collection: Comic postcard, Hotel guests complaint

Comic postcard, Hotel guests complaint Date: 20th century

Background imageGuest Collection: Military ceremony at Hong Kong, c. 1890 s. / 1900

Military ceremony at Hong Kong, c. 1890 s. / 1900
19th century vintage photograph: military ceremony at Hong Kong, c.1890 s./1900, presumably to welcome an imperial official or guest, such as a new Governor

Background imageGuest Collection: A group of happy holidaymakers at the Rathcoole guest house

A group of happy holidaymakers at the Rathcoole guest house, pose for a photograph outside the entrance. Date: c.1925

Background imageGuest Collection: Guest being welcomed formally into a hotel, Japan

Guest being welcomed formally into a hotel, Japan, late 19th century

Background imageGuest Collection: Queen Marys visit to the Duke and Duchess ofNorthumberland

Queen Marys visit to the Duke and Duchess ofNorthumberland: boating to The Hermitage along the River Coquet, with Warkworth Castle providing a spectacular backdrop Date: 1924

Background imageGuest Collection: Hotel guest beset by salespeople in the parlour

Hotel guest beset by salespeople in the parlour of the Hotel des Quatre Nations, Paris, 18th century. The room is full of furriers, lace sellers, hatters, mercers, hairdressers, tailors

Background imageGuest Collection: Man using bellows in front of a fire in a smoky room

Man using bellows in front of a fire in a smoky room with a scolding wife and bawling child. Handcoloured copperplate engraving designed

Background imageGuest Collection: Ruins of the stadium at Ephesus

Ruins of the stadium at Ephesus, Greece. Used for sports and ceremonies, then later for Roman games and circuses. Rovine dello Stadio di Efeso

Background imageGuest Collection: Roman legionaries with ballista during a siege

Roman legionaries with ballista during a siege
Roman legionaries in lorica armour and galea helmets with shields and spears during a siege. Slingers sling lead shot, and two artillery men load darts into a ballista protected by fortifications

Background imageGuest Collection: The prolific English author Edmee Elizabeth Monica Dashwood (1890-1943)

The prolific English author Edmee Elizabeth Monica Dashwood (1890-1943), commonly known as E. M. Delafield, and Lorna Lewis, British writer ()



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