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Head Dress Collection

Background imageHead Dress Collection: Anne Boleyn / Players / 23

Anne Boleyn / Players / 23
ANNE BOLEYN Second Queen of Henry VIII from 1533 until 1536

Background imageHead Dress Collection: The first Thanksgiving 1621

The first Thanksgiving 1621. Pilgrims and Natives gather to share meal. Date c1932

Background imageHead Dress Collection: Haile Selassie

Haile Selassie
HAILE SELASSIE (1892 - 1975) Emperor of Ethiopia (1930-74)

Background imageHead Dress Collection: Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary, Queen of Scots
Mary, Queen of Scotland -- the inscription below reads Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, Widow of Francois II, King of France. The portrait shows her in mourning dress

Background imageHead Dress Collection: The Dolly Sisters, Paris

The Dolly Sisters, Paris
The Dolly Sisters wearing creations by Jean Patou in La Valse Lumineuse, Paris En Fleurs, Casino de Paris, Paris, 1925 1925

Background imageHead Dress Collection: Catherine Howard

Catherine Howard
CATHERINE HOWARD 5th wife of Henry VIII Holding feather fan

Background imageHead Dress Collection: A Rehearsal of the Wild West show

A Rehearsal of the Wild West show
A series of sketches by Ralph Cleaver of rehearsals for Colonel Codys " Wild West" show at Olympia, including Sioux braves racing horses, cow girls and cowboys

Background imageHead Dress Collection: Norwegian Types (5 / 5) - Young Norwegian wife

Norwegian Types (5 / 5) - Young Norwegian wife
A Young Norwegian wife in traditional national costume Date: circa 1910s

Background imageHead Dress Collection: Britannia and Eve magazine, March 1931

Britannia and Eve magazine, March 1931
Front cover featuring an elegant couple performing the Flamenco. The beautifully poised woman wears a yellow Bata de cola dress with frills and an enormous white headdress

Background imageHead Dress Collection: The Nile -- Notes for Passengers on Cooks Steamers

The Nile -- Notes for Passengers on Cooks Steamers
A bust of Queen Nefertiti in profile, with a sketch of the River Nile in the background, on a Thomas Cook publication, Notes for Passengers on Cooks Steamers

Background imageHead Dress Collection: Evening Dresses / Worth

Evening Dresses / Worth
Sensually draped dresses with narrow beaded straps, square necklines & detailing over one hip - some with double or triple skirts, uneven hemlines & trains. N.B feather fans

Background imageHead Dress Collection: Woman spinning - India

Woman spinning - India
Woman spinning on a traditional hand-made wheel, India

Background imageHead Dress Collection: Mali, Africa - Two women from Timbuktu

Mali, Africa - Two women from Timbuktu Date: circa 1910s

Background imageHead Dress Collection: Woman of the Algerian Berber Ouled Nails Tribe

Woman of the Algerian Berber Ouled Nails Tribe
Woman from the tribe of Ouled Nail in Southern Algeria in their very distinctive and elaborate traditional clothing. The women earned money through belly dancing

Background imageHead Dress Collection: Mask dancers in Kerala, India

Mask dancers in Kerala, India
Two mask dancers in Cochin, Kerala State, India

Background imageHead Dress Collection: Art Nouveau Headdress / 1

Art Nouveau Headdress / 1
An Art Nouveau headdress of ornamental fillet with elongated sections, incorporating a cameo, hanging over the ears. Also matching ornamental shoulder straps

Background imageHead Dress Collection: Evening Dress 1922

Evening Dress 1922
Sleeveless, slash neck Chinese or orientally inspired black dress by Worth with red tassel detail which with the horizontal & vertical drapery draws attention to the hips

Background imageHead Dress Collection: Saxon Ladies / Strutt

Saxon Ladies / Strutt
Anglo-Saxons of 9th & 10th centuries: tunics (kirtles)- one with an embroidered hem, super-tunic (roc), mantles, veils or head-rails which completely cover the hair

Background imageHead Dress Collection: Mediaeval Headdresses

Mediaeval Headdresses
Medieval ladies in their fancy headdress

Background imageHead Dress Collection: Stacia Napierkowska - Silent Movie Star

Stacia Napierkowska - Silent Movie Star
Stacia Napierkowska (18911945) - a French actress and dancer, during the silent film era, appearing in 86 films between 1908 and 1926. Date: circa 1920

Background imageHead Dress Collection: Pan Cover 1920

Pan Cover 1920
Illustration by Pizer on the front cover of Pan magazine, showing a couple in costume, the man dressed as harlequin and the woman wearing butterfly wings and headdress

Background imageHead Dress Collection: Fine Feathers by Webster Murray

Fine Feathers by Webster Murray
A glamorous cabaret star or showgirl, shows off her shapely legs on stage while wearing an extravagantly enormous feather headdress. Date: 1930

Background imageHead Dress Collection: The Dolly Sisters, London

The Dolly Sisters, London
The Dolly Sisters in their bridal attire by Paul Poiret from League of Notions, New Oxford Theatre, London, 1921 1921

Background imageHead Dress Collection: Algerian Dancer

Algerian Dancer
An Algerian Belly Dancer - holding aloft her scarf, in an alluring pose

Background imageHead Dress Collection: Bellydancer - Egyptian

Bellydancer - Egyptian - performing the Dance of the Winds

Background imageHead Dress Collection: Sudan - Shullucks of the Upper Nile

Sudan - Shullucks of the Upper Nile

Background imageHead Dress Collection: Punjabi Muslims - North-west Frontier Province

Punjabi Muslims - North-west Frontier Province - an area of South Asia spanning from central Pakistan to north-western India

Background imageHead Dress Collection: Gertrude Callam, as Rosina

Gertrude Callam, as Rosina
Gertrude Callam, soprano, as Rosina in The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini

Background imageHead Dress Collection: Modern Zodia: Scorpio

Modern Zodia: Scorpio
The Modern Zodiac: An Artists Almanac of English Society. A woman wearing a headdress of autumn leaves surrounded by scenes of fox hunting, college life & the new seasons ale

Background imageHead Dress Collection: Ladies Hats 1871

Ladies Hats 1871
Seletion of fashionable bonnets from 1871

Background imageHead Dress Collection: Native Amercan Women

Native Amercan Women
Highly romanticised depiction of a Native American Woman Date: 1911

Background imageHead Dress Collection: A court dress to curtsey in from Harvey Nichols, 1935

A court dress to curtsey in from Harvey Nichols, 1935
Advertisement for the department store, Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge, London, advertising a gown of classic simplicity to wear to a court presentation

Background imageHead Dress Collection: Woman and Turkish Flags

Woman and Turkish Flags
A veiled oriental beauty with pretty eyes set in a frame beneath two Turkish flags - patriotic postcard

Background imageHead Dress Collection: Young Druze woman, bride, Holy Land, Lebanon, c. 1880 s

Young Druze woman, bride, Holy Land, Lebanon, c. 1880 s
Young Druze woman - a bride, Holy Land, Lebanon, c.1880 s

Background imageHead Dress Collection: Young Berber from Egypt

Young Berber from Egypt
A Young Berber boy from Egypt, North Africa

Background imageHead Dress Collection: Bridal dress from Fenwick's

Bridal dress from Fenwick's
A bridal dress from Fenwick's, New Bond Street, in fancy satin damask with simulated paysanne corselet. Date: circa 1939

Background imageHead Dress Collection: Evolution of Men's Silk Top Hats 1805 -1875

Evolution of Men's Silk Top Hats 1805 -1875
A selection of silk hats that men wore spanning over seventy years and how they changed style slightly. Date: 1805 to 1875

Background imageHead Dress Collection: Coffin of King Nubkheperra Intef

Coffin of King Nubkheperra Intef. Detail. 17th Dynasty. Second Intermediate Period. Around 1600 BC. From Dra Abu el-Naga (Thebes, Egypt). British Museum. London. United Kingdom

Background imageHead Dress Collection: Red Indian Head-dress

Red Indian Head-dress
A young boy wearing a Red Indian outfit. Date: 1920

Background imageHead Dress Collection: Kinich Ahau, Mayan sun god. 500-800. Classical

Kinich Ahau, Mayan sun god. 500-800. Classical period. Maya Solar God. Face of the god with a bird headdress. He rests on the face of the Water God Jajun. Detail of a grotesque head. Maya art

Background imageHead Dress Collection: Young Syrian Girl

Young Syrian Girl
Pretty young Syrian Girl Date: circa 1910s

Background imageHead Dress Collection: Ouled Nail, Algeria - Southern Algerian Berber Woman

Ouled Nail, Algeria - Southern Algerian Berber Woman
Women from the tribe of Ouled Nail in Southern Algeria in their very distinctive and elaborate traditional clothing. The women earned money through belly dancing

Background imageHead Dress Collection: Girl from Gabon, Africa

Girl from Gabon, Africa
Striking young woman from Gabon, Africa. She displayes traditional body scarification on the upper section of her right arm, close to the shoulder

Background imageHead Dress Collection: A young Egyptian woman in traditional headdress

A young Egyptian woman in traditional headdress
A striking young Egyptian woman in traditional headdress

Background imageHead Dress Collection: Bosnia & Herzegovina - Traditional Dress (3 of 3)

Bosnia & Herzegovina - Traditional Dress (3 of 3)
A young woman in traditional Bosnian Costume

Background imageHead Dress Collection: Dinka Man - Sudan, Africa

Dinka Man - Sudan, Africa
A fine portrait photograph of a man of the Dinka Tribe, Sudan, showing ritual scarification on the chest, headdress, neck beads and wound torc

Background imageHead Dress Collection: Prince Nguyen Phuc Canh

Prince Nguyen Phuc Canh of Cochin China (Vietnam). At the age of seven he visited France to sign an alliance between France and Vietnam (the Treaty of Versailles, 1787)

Background imageHead Dress Collection: Madame Pompadour (1721-1764). Portrait by Francois Boucher (

Madame Pompadour (1721-1764). Portrait by Francois Boucher (
Francois Boucher (1703-1770). French painter. Madame Pompadour, 1758. Detail. Alte Pinakothek. Munich. Germany



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