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Jan21 Collection

Background imageJan21 Collection: A twin brother and sister, wearing matching dungarees, play together in a splendid toy

A twin brother and sister, wearing matching dungarees, play together in a splendid toy pedal car. Date: 1950s

Background imageJan21 Collection: The poet and novelist Katharine Tynan (1861 - 1931), pictured at home with her husband

The poet and novelist Katharine Tynan (1861 - 1931), pictured at home with her husband, the writer and barrister, Henry Hinkson, her three children and dog

Background imageJan21 Collection: Two people in fancy dress. The girl on the left is in a fanciful Pierrot type outfit

Two people in fancy dress. The girl on the left is in a fanciful Pierrot type outfit reminiscent of Paul Poiret, or at least the more flamboyant fashions of the First World War, while in contrast

Background imageJan21 Collection: Guests at the Bicester and Warden Hill Hunt Ball at Kirtlington Park

Guests at the Bicester and Warden Hill Hunt Ball at Kirtlington Park, home of the Budgett family. Pictured in the Monkey Room, with the magnificent painted ceiling by Clermont in 1745. Date: 1964

Background imageJan21 Collection: Stephan Bibrowski (1890 - 1932), know as Lionel the Lion-faced Man

Stephan Bibrowski (1890 - 1932), know as Lionel the Lion-faced Man. Lionel traveled to the United States and started appearing with the Barnum and Bailey Circus

Background imageJan21 Collection: Princess Anne, the Princess Royal, with the royal childrens nanny, Helen Lightbody

Princess Anne, the Princess Royal, with the royal childrens nanny, Helen Lightbody. Date: 1951

Background imageJan21 Collection: Sir John Lavery at his easel in Palm Springs, painting Doris Delavigne, Lady Castlerosse

Sir John Lavery at his easel in Palm Springs, painting Doris Delavigne, Lady Castlerosse, who is seated on a diving board. Date: 1938

Background imageJan21 Collection: Female art students at the Royal Academy school

Female art students at the Royal Academy school
Women art students in a life drawing class at the Royal Academy school

Background imageJan21 Collection: Lighting up the face of the Clock Tower, London 1900

Lighting up the face of the Clock Tower, London 1900
Every night the caretaker climbs the spiral steps of the the Clock Tower (Elizabeth Tower) to ignite the gas lights behind the dials of the infamous clockface so that London can see the time

Background imageJan21 Collection: Hall of the Central Electric Telegraph Station, Lothbury

Hall of the Central Electric Telegraph Station, Lothbury
The very grand looking hall of the Central Electric Telegraph Station, Lothbury

Background imageJan21 Collection: Reproduction of a poster for The Country Girl at Dalys Theatre in December 1902

Reproduction of a poster for The Country Girl at Dalys Theatre in December 1902. Date: 1902

Background imageJan21 Collection: Reproduction of the poster, printed by Weiner s, for Three Little Maids staged at

Reproduction of the poster, printed by Weiner s, for Three Little Maids staged at the Prince of Waless Theatre by George Edwardes and Charles Frohmans company in 1902. Date: 1902

Background imageJan21 Collection: A large group of children at Butlins are entertained by a single male Redcoat

A large group of children at Butlins are entertained by a single male Redcoat. Date: c.1950

Background imageJan21 Collection: A young couple, Ivy A. Hill and Bruce Lindemann, pose together for a romantic photograph

A young couple, Ivy A. Hill and Bruce Lindemann, pose together for a romantic photograph in a bucolic setting. With him in a cricket pullover and she in a checked dress with matching headscarf

Background imageJan21 Collection: A mother and child on the beach at Bognor Regis. Date: 1920s

A mother and child on the beach at Bognor Regis. Date: 1920s

Background imageJan21 Collection: New Year party at the Hoxton Market Christian Mission and Ragged School in January 1924

New Year party at the Hoxton Market Christian Mission and Ragged School in January 1924 given by C. P & Sons. A rather sinister Father Christmas holds the attention of a large number of children

Background imageJan21 Collection: A little girl pictured playing on the beach at Bognor Regis, 1920s. Date: 1920s

A little girl pictured playing on the beach at Bognor Regis, 1920s. Date: 1920s

Background imageJan21 Collection: Two women on the beach at Bognor Regis. Date: 1920s

Two women on the beach at Bognor Regis. Date: 1920s

Background imageJan21 Collection: A toddler on the beach at Bognor Regis with a bucket in hand. Date: 1920s

A toddler on the beach at Bognor Regis with a bucket in hand. Date: 1920s

Background imageJan21 Collection: Colour photograph of a family on the beach at Bognor Regis, 1920s. Date: 1920s

Colour photograph of a family on the beach at Bognor Regis, 1920s. Date: 1920s

Background imageJan21 Collection: A little girl stands to attention and grimaces for the camera in a garden holding a doll

A little girl stands to attention and grimaces for the camera in a garden holding a doll, while her toy bunny sits close by. Date: c.1950

Background imageJan21 Collection: An unimpressed baby has his photograph taken with a cuddly toy dog. Date: c. 1950

An unimpressed baby has his photograph taken with a cuddly toy dog. Date: c. 1950
An unimpressed baby has his photograph taken with a cuddly toy dog. Date: c.1950

Background imageJan21 Collection: A small boy (or girl) dressed in a turban and harem pants in an Arabian Nights style

A small boy (or girl) dressed in a turban and harem pants in an Arabian Nights style fancy dress. Date: 1940s

Background imageJan21 Collection: A little girl grins for her photograph, alongside some toy building blocks

A little girl grins for her photograph, alongside some toy building blocks. Date: 1945-1955

Background imageJan21 Collection: A woman using what looks to be a cine camera, probably a Bell and Howell 252

A woman using what looks to be a cine camera, probably a Bell and Howell 252. Date: 1950s

Background imageJan21 Collection: Group of six women, wearing aprons or overalls. They look as if they are staff at a

Group of six women, wearing aprons or overalls. They look as if they are staff at a school or a large house, or perhaps factory workers of some sort. Date: 1920s

Background imageJan21 Collection: A rather morose looking young woman poses for a studio photograph. Date: c. 1923

A rather morose looking young woman poses for a studio photograph. Date: c. 1923
A rather morose looking young woman poses for a studio photograph. Date: c.1923

Background imageJan21 Collection: Three women, probably from the same family, all in black, possibly in mourning

Three women, probably from the same family, all in black, possibly in mourning. Date: c.1895

Background imageJan21 Collection: Studio portrait of two women, both with their dark hair bobbed

Studio portrait of two women, both with their dark hair bobbed and wearing identical blouses with large collars and tie. Date: c.1930

Background imageJan21 Collection: A young woman, called Lily Hughes, photographed in a cloche hat. Date: c. 1928

A young woman, called Lily Hughes, photographed in a cloche hat. Date: c. 1928
A young woman, called Lily Hughes, photographed in a cloche hat. Date: c.1928

Background imageJan21 Collection: Prince Charles leans across his pram to take the hand of his baby sister, Princess Anne

Prince Charles leans across his pram to take the hand of his baby sister, Princess Anne. Date: 1951

Background imageJan21 Collection: A person sitting in a back yard dressed up as Charlie Chaplin. Date: c. 1918

A person sitting in a back yard dressed up as Charlie Chaplin. Date: c. 1918
A person sitting in a back yard dressed up as Charlie Chaplin. Date: c.1918

Background imageJan21 Collection: Three people in fancy dress; two adults in exotic Arabian Nights style outfits

Three people in fancy dress; two adults in exotic Arabian Nights style outfits, while a little boy (or girl?) appears to be dressed as a medieval jester or similar. Date: 1910-1920

Background imageJan21 Collection: Photographic postcard of Little Miss Muffet. Date: c. 1905

Photographic postcard of Little Miss Muffet. Date: c. 1905
Photographic postcard of Little Miss Muffet. Date: c.1905

Background imageJan21 Collection: A small child goes for a donkey ride on the beach at an unidentified British seaside

A small child goes for a donkey ride on the beach at an unidentified British seaside resort, with, presumably his parents, posing either side of him. Date: c.1915

Background imageJan21 Collection: A sweet little girl dressed up in a fairy costume. Shes standing on a rather nice rug in

A sweet little girl dressed up in a fairy costume. Shes standing on a rather nice rug in the garden. Date: c.1920s

Background imageJan21 Collection: A band, most of whom are wearing disguise of heavy eyebrows and moustaches

A band, most of whom are wearing disguise of heavy eyebrows and moustaches, presumably a gimmick during a performance, or just for the hell of it

Background imageJan21 Collection: Lovely photograph of a little boy in a pierrot costume. Date: 1920s

Lovely photograph of a little boy in a pierrot costume. Date: 1920s

Background imageJan21 Collection: A father poses with his little boy in a back street. Date: 1920s

A father poses with his little boy in a back street. Date: 1920s

Background imageJan21 Collection: Two working class men enjoying a break from work with a cup of tea. Date: 1920s

Two working class men enjoying a break from work with a cup of tea. Date: 1920s

Background imageJan21 Collection: A jolly scene outside the Rosenburgh guest house in Margate

A jolly scene outside the Rosenburgh guest house in Margate, with all residents posed outside for an informal photograph. Date: c.1935

Background imageJan21 Collection: Two women pose for a photograph in identical fancy dress costumes

Two women pose for a photograph in identical fancy dress costumes, given patriotic flair with Union Jack skirts. Date: late 1920s

Background imageJan21 Collection: A family on the beach at the seaside, sitting in deckchairs against the sea wall

A family on the beach at the seaside, sitting in deckchairs against the sea wall. Above them, just behind the railings, are the backs of several people sitting along the sea front. Date: c.1935

Background imageJan21 Collection: A family boarding an aeroplane, the Rapid Azur service of the Air Union line in July 1932

A family boarding an aeroplane, the Rapid Azur service of the Air Union line in July 1932. Date: 1932

Background imageJan21 Collection: The Autumn Campaign - encampment of the 3rd Division at Frenham Common from the Devil s

The Autumn Campaign - encampment of the 3rd Division at Frenham Common from the Devil s
The Autumn Campaign - encampment of the 3rd Division at Frenham Common from the Devils Jumps. Date: 1871

Background imageJan21 Collection: Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy. Date: 1888

Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy. Date: 1888

Background imageJan21 Collection: Paris Fete - Illuminations in the Place de la Concorde. Date: 1850

Paris Fete - Illuminations in the Place de la Concorde. Date: 1850

Background imageJan21 Collection: Page from The Tatler reporting on the coming out dance of Christine Sekers

Page from The Tatler reporting on the coming out dance of Christine Sekers, daughter of Miki Sekers. The event was held at Syon Park where a nightclub was created by with moss-covered castellated



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