Skip to main content

Lifts Collection

Background imageLifts Collection: Otis Electric Elevator

Otis Electric Elevator
OTIS electric elevator Date: 1890

Background imageLifts Collection: Holding up the R101

Holding up the R101
A member of the WaC - the Womens Army Auxiliary Corp - holds up the R101 Airship, riding at her home mast at Cardington, Bedford

Background imageLifts Collection: Stockings 1920S Photo

Stockings 1920S Photo
A young woman, wearing a fur coat, cloche hat & T-bar shoes, lifts her leg up on a bench in order to reveal her stocking tops & garters

Background imageLifts Collection: Holeproof Hosiery 1924

Holeproof Hosiery 1924
A woman, so proud & pleased with her Holeproof stockings, bends down to admire them while she daintily lifts her black see-through shift out of the way

Background imageLifts Collection: The Leas Lift at Folkestone, Kent

The Leas Lift at Folkestone, Kent
View of the Leas Lift at Folkestone, Kent. It was designed by R.G. Waygood in 1885, and in 1890 it was decided to build a further lift alongside

Background imageLifts Collection: 1910 SimpleX Date: 1953

1910 SimpleX Date: 1953

Background imageLifts Collection: London Life - The Busy Docks of the Port of London

London Life - The Busy Docks of the Port of London Date: circa 1940

Background imageLifts Collection: The Pain-Proof Man & Captain Ringman Jack - Ripley s

The Pain-Proof Man & Captain Ringman Jack - Ripley s
Arthur Plumhoff The Human Pincushion - The Pain-Proof Man (left) and Captain Ringman Jack, who lifted weights through holes through his breasts

Background imageLifts Collection: Stationery, Hotel Royal Grande Bretagne, Florence, Italy

Stationery, Hotel Royal Grande Bretagne, Florence, Italy. 1890s

Background imageLifts Collection: Pin-Up in Petticoat

Pin-Up in Petticoat
Pin-up girl lifts up her flounced petticoat revealing shapely legs & broderie anglaise edged knickers as she stands between a Christmas tree & a full-length mirror

Background imageLifts Collection: Showing her Knickers

Showing her Knickers
A young woman lifts her dress to reveal her drawers which have decorative vandyked trim. She also wears a cloche hat, silk stockings and tango heel shoes

Background imageLifts Collection: The Cunard Liner RMS Mauretania - Passenger Elevators

The Cunard Liner RMS Mauretania - Passenger Elevators. Date: 1922

Background imageLifts Collection: A Royal Navy Westland Wessex HU5, XT485, lifts supplies ?

A Royal Navy Westland Wessex HU5, XT485, lifts supplies ?
A Royal Navy Westland Wessex HU5, XT485, lifts supplies from HMS Hermes (R12)

Background imageLifts Collection: A Korean terracotta jar / pot seller and his seated chum

A Korean terracotta jar / pot seller and his seated chum
A Korean terracotta jar/pot seller and his seated chum (smiling) Date: circa 1910

Background imageLifts Collection: Firefighters working at scene of restaurant fire

Firefighters working at scene of restaurant fire, Biggin Hill, SE London

Background imageLifts Collection: Alleged Abnormal levitation of a table

Alleged Abnormal levitation of a table
Undated photograph of the alleged abnormal levitation of a table (inverted), photographed at a sance with Mrs Poole of Winnipeg. HPG/1/7/25

Background imageLifts Collection: Thor Washing Machine

Thor Washing Machine
This housewife is delighted with her Thor washing machine which converts to a dishwasher when she lifts out the Clothes Tub and slips in th Dish- Washing Unit

Background imageLifts Collection: Advert for R. Waygood & Co. lift makers 1898 Advert for R. Waygood & Co

Advert for R. Waygood & Co. lift makers 1898 Advert for R. Waygood & Co
Advertisement for R Waygood and Co. Lift Makers (by appointment to H M the Queen) specialising in Electric, hydraulic and Belt Driven lifts for all buildings. Date: 1898

Background imageLifts Collection: Joan of Arc at the Siege of Orleans

Joan of Arc at the Siege of Orleans
Joan of Arc (Jeanne d Arc) (1412-1431) - on a divine quest to aid France against the English. She bore a white banner bearing the image of God and two Angels

Background imageLifts Collection: Sarsaparilla Ad Date: 1895

Sarsaparilla Ad Date: 1895

Background imageLifts Collection: Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach silhouette from Divine Youth series

Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach silhouette from Divine Youth series
Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach silhouette from the Divine Youth series - a weightlifter. Date: 1911

Background imageLifts Collection: Elk Abducted by Ufo 1999

Elk Abducted by Ufo 1999
In Washington State, USA, two men watch in amazement as an alien disk lifts an elk from the ground and carries it away

Background imageLifts Collection: Poster, Skiing in the Italian Alps

Poster, Skiing in the Italian Alps - Limone, Piemonte Date: 1953

Background imageLifts Collection: The Clown - Dancer of the Moulin Rouge, Paris

The Clown - Dancer of the Moulin Rouge, Paris Date: circa 1910s

Background imageLifts Collection: Comic postcard - Train Held up - in broad daylight!

Comic postcard - Train Held up - in broad daylight!
A young paper boy winks at a passing gent, who is paying close attention to the pretty young lady wearing a glamorous pink dress (which she is holding up) and enormous hat

Background imageLifts Collection: Tower Bridge opening its bascules to let tall ships go past. Date: 1900

Tower Bridge opening its bascules to let tall ships go past. Date: 1900

Background imageLifts Collection: Regency gentleman riding a horse that barely lifts its feet

Regency gentleman riding a horse that barely lifts its feet. He loses his bicorne when the horse hits a pig while a woman screams from a thatched cottage. A Daisy Cutter with his Varieties

Background imageLifts Collection: Underground railway, Bank Station, London 1903

Underground railway, Bank Station, London 1903
Underground railway, Bank Station, London, showing passengers waiting for the lifts. Date: 1903

Background imageLifts Collection: Kinnear Shutters, Dickins & Jones, London

Kinnear Shutters, Dickins & Jones, London
Kinnear shutters, used for security and fire protection at Dickins & Jones department store, London, for the lift lobby openings. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageLifts Collection: Soft water butt

Soft water butt - Elder sister lifts her baby brother up to examine the spout of the soft water butt in tront of some curious white ducks. Artist: Millicent Sowerby Date: circa 1930

Background imageLifts Collection: WEBBER LIFTS TABLE

WEBBER LIFTS TABLE
Jack Webber (1907-1940), English physical medium, raises a table above shoulder height, by manipulating gravity and etheric forces Date: 1939

Background imageLifts Collection: Elephant lifting wooden logs - Rangoon, Burma

Elephant lifting wooden logs - Rangoon, Burma
circa 1910s

Background imageLifts Collection: BABYS BATHTIME 1922

BABYS BATHTIME 1922
Mother lifts baby out of the bath and dries him with a towel. Date: 1922

Background imageLifts Collection: HARTS CONTINUOUS LIFT-2

HARTS CONTINUOUS LIFT-2
Harts continuous lift system in action, with the engine mechanism shown below. (pic 2 of 2) Date: 1882

Background imageLifts Collection: STEPPED LIFT / CAUTERETS

STEPPED LIFT / CAUTERETS
A stepped hydraulic lift at Cauterets in the Pyrenees, designed by Edoux. Date: 1881

Background imageLifts Collection: APPLEBYS HOIST (LIFT)

APPLEBYS HOIST (LIFT)
Applebys direct-action hoist (hydraulic). Date: late 19th century

Background imageLifts Collection: LIFT ASSISTANT

LIFT ASSISTANT
A lift girl opens the lift doors and waits outside the lift in her uniform. Date: 1930s

Background imageLifts Collection: EDOUX LIFT 1887

EDOUX LIFT 1887
He sits, she stands, as they make their vertical journey together in the EDOUX ascenseur Date: 1887

Background imageLifts Collection: ELECTRIC LIFTS

ELECTRIC LIFTS
Electric, and hydro-electric, lifts Date: 1895

Background imageLifts Collection: TEAGLE

TEAGLE
A teagle used in the cotton mills of Lancashire to facilitate passage from one level to another Date: circa 1850

Background imageLifts Collection: The East Cliff Lift - Bournemouth, Dorset

The East Cliff Lift - Bournemouth, Dorset - built in 1908 the lift links the beach to the Russell Cotes Art Gallery & Museum. Date: circa 1909

Background imageLifts Collection: A US Marines helicopter lifts astronaut Virgil ?Gus? Gr?

A US Marines helicopter lifts astronaut Virgil ?Gus? Gr?
A US Marines helicopter lifts astronaut Virgil ?Gus? Grissom out of the Atlantic at the end of his sub-orbital flight, which had reached an altitude of 118 miles, 21 July 1961. Date: 1961

Background imageLifts Collection: Black Arrow three-stage satellite launche

Black Arrow three-stage satellite launcher lifts off from Woomera on 4 March 1970. Date: 1970

Background imageLifts Collection: Loading a small boat into a Cargo Plane

Loading a small boat into a Cargo Plane operated by International Air Freight Ltd - capacity per machine over 2 tons or 700 cubic ft. Date: 1920s

Background imageLifts Collection: Paris, France - La Tour Eiffel, Otis Elevators

Paris, France - La Tour Eiffel, Otis Elevators. The Otis elevator in the Eiffel Tower, built by the American Elevator Company

Background imageLifts Collection: Dance, Ballet - two dancers demonstrating lifts and poses

Dance, Ballet - two dancers demonstrating lifts and poses. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageLifts Collection: Syria - Punishment of a servant (3 / 3)

Syria - Punishment of a servant (3 / 3)
A domestic situation unfolds in Syria - the Mistress of the house punishes her serving maid - she is tied up and flogged across her bare back. Date: circa 1910s



All Professionally Made to Order for Quick Shipping