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Lips Collection

Background imageLips Collection: Nun looking at the camera

Nun looking at the camera, with her finger covering her lips as if in a conspiracy of silence. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageLips Collection: Angerona Goddess

Angerona Goddess
A Roman goddess of obscure attributes : depicted here with finger to lips, she is also represented with her mouth bound, so there are connotations of secrecy

Background imageLips Collection: Just Wright by David Wright

Just Wright by David Wright
A young woman in a red dress with a plunging neckline and a large, wide brimmed hat to protect her English rose complexion from the sun, contemplates the viewer with a slightly arrogant air

Background imageLips Collection: Advert for Vega perfume by Guerlain 1937

Advert for Vega perfume by Guerlain 1937
An advertisement for the Guerlain perfume Vega. A woman resembling the statue of liberty with red lips stares out from the page. Date: 1937

Background imageLips Collection: Anatomy / Head / Tongue

Anatomy / Head / Tongue
MOUTH A medical diagram of the human tongue (lower and upper surfaces), with the specific zones of taste and sensation marked by their Latin names

Background imageLips Collection: Advertisement for T Walton Ltd, fruiterer

Advertisement for T Walton Ltd, fruiterer -- for apple cheeks and cherry lips. 20th century

Background imageLips Collection: Britannia and Eve magazine, October 1940

Britannia and Eve magazine, October 1940
Front cover illustration featuring a 1940s blonde beauty, wearing a halter-neck red and white top, along with gold hoop earrings, and necklace

Background imageLips Collection: David Wright woman holding black negligee

David Wright woman holding black negligee
Elegant naked woman sitting on a red and gold couch, holding a flimsy black negligee or underskirt. David Wright (1912 - 1967), was a popular British artist specialising in glamour

Background imageLips Collection: Young lady - arms crossed wearing a sheer black wrap

Young lady - arms crossed wearing a sheer black wrap. Reproduction of a painting by David Wright

Background imageLips Collection: Tatler cover photoshoot

Tatler cover photoshoot focusing on sunglasses. A variant shot from this particular photoshoot was used for the cover of The Tatler issue for 4 November 1959. 1959

Background imageLips Collection: Menelik Ii / Ethiopia / Rire

Menelik Ii / Ethiopia / Rire
MENELIK II Emperor of Ethiopia (1889-1913) - a satirical view

Background imageLips Collection: Britannia and Eve magazine, August 1937

Britannia and Eve magazine, August 1937
Front cover illustration featuring a heavily made-up woman, wearing a nautical style hat and neck-tie, gazing seductively out towards the viewer with huge red lips

Background imageLips Collection: Britannia and Eve front cover, September 1947

Britannia and Eve front cover, September 1947
Front cover of Britannia and Eve magazine featuring an illustration of a pretty young woman with blonde, wavy hair, red lipstick and a smart, striped blouse

Background imageLips Collection: Dorothy Dalton - Silent Movie Star

Dorothy Dalton - Silent Movie Star
Dorothy Dalton (1893 - 1972). Silent Movie star. Second husband was Arthur Hammerstein, Uncle of Oscar Hammerstein II the famous lyricist

Background imageLips Collection: Model in dark green check swing overcoat

Model in dark green check swing overcoat - A line - with complimentary fur hat. Date: circa 1955

Background imageLips Collection: Painted in Lipstick - The Lipstick by Kees van Dongen

Painted in Lipstick - The Lipstick by Kees van Dongen
Sketch by the Danish artist Kees van Dongen, famous for painting the ultra-modern woman of the 1920s. The artist used lipstick to draw a picture of a woman applying lipstick. Date: 1929

Background imageLips Collection: Portrait of a Lady by Rogier van der Weyden

Portrait of a Lady by Rogier van der Weyden (c.1399-1464) - painting on wood. Date: circa 1455

Background imageLips Collection: Green Chartreuse Liqueur, by William Barribal

Green Chartreuse Liqueur, by William Barribal Date: 1930s

Background imageLips Collection: WW2, The Kitchen Front

WW2, The Kitchen Front
An illustration which shows a wartime girl thinking up some recipes with her pencil placed to her lips, she must be careful because ingredients would be rationed and brought from overseas during WW2

Background imageLips Collection: Place card, man with hat and cigar

Place card, man with hat and cigar

Background imageLips Collection: The Red Coat

The Red Coat
A portrait oil painting of a young man, heavily themed with the colour red, including his hair, hat, lips, blushing cheeks and most noticeably, his uniform coat. Date: circa 1915

Background imageLips Collection: Ginger Rogers

Ginger Rogers
American actress, singer and dancer Ginger Rogers (1911-1995). At this period of her career she was developing her reputation as a nonmusical actor. Date: circa 1939

Background imageLips Collection: Advert for Outdoor Girl lipstick

Advert for Outdoor Girl lipstick
Outdoor Girl olive oil lipstick promises to make lips come alive in this advert. Date: circa 1939

Background imageLips Collection: Advert showing Vani-Tred's Carlton range of women's shoes. Date: 1943

Advert showing Vani-Tred's Carlton range of women's shoes. Date: 1943

Background imageLips Collection: The front cover of Britannia and Eve from October 1943. Date: 1943

The front cover of Britannia and Eve from October 1943. Date: 1943

Background imageLips Collection: The front cover of Britannia and Eve from November 1943. Date: 1943

The front cover of Britannia and Eve from November 1943. Date: 1943

Background imageLips Collection: The front cover of Britannia and Eve from September 1943. Date: 1943

The front cover of Britannia and Eve from September 1943. Date: 1943

Background imageLips Collection: The front cover of Britannia and Eve from August 1943. Date: 1943

The front cover of Britannia and Eve from August 1943. Date: 1943

Background imageLips Collection: The front cover of Britannia and Eve from July 1943. Date: 1943

The front cover of Britannia and Eve from July 1943. Date: 1943

Background imageLips Collection: Music cover, The Touch of Your Lips, Hildegarde

Music cover, The Touch of Your Lips, Hildegarde
Music cover, The Touch of Your Lips, by Ray Noble, featured, broadcast and recorded by Hildegarde. Date: 1936

Background imageLips Collection: Indigenous people of Brazil and Paraguay, South America

Indigenous people of Brazil and Paraguay, South America
Indigenous men and women of Brazil and Paraguay, South America, wearing lip and ear plugs (pelele). This is done when the child is young, the upper lip is pierced close to the nose

Background imageLips Collection: Original Artwork - Valentine card - mask removed

Original Artwork - Valentine card - mask removed
Original Artwork - Design for a Valentines card with removable mask - Coy, yet cautious; Loving yet shy; Here, Dear Valentine, Am I! Woman emerges from behind her mask. (2 of 2) Date: circa 1937

Background imageLips Collection: Portrait of a young Japanese woman, Japan

Portrait of a young Japanese woman, Japan
Vintage 19th century photograph of Japan - well-known portrait of a young Japanese woman, possibly of mixed race, variously described as An Officers Daughter or Girl with a European Hairstyle

Background imageLips Collection: An Evening with Beatrice Lillie, Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool, from 18 October 1954

An Evening with Beatrice Lillie, Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool, from 18 October 1954. Direct from New York, prior to London. Date: 1954

Background imageLips Collection: Comic postcard, Couple about to kiss Date: circa 1918

Comic postcard, Couple about to kiss Date: circa 1918

Background imageLips Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - That ll stop your careless talk

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - That ll stop your careless talk
The Caption is P raps that ll stop your careless talk!. Three little kids cover-up a younger toddlers mouth with a spotty hankerchief

Background imageLips Collection: Four Cloche Hats. 1 - Striped crochet cloche in red, white

Four Cloche Hats. 1 - Striped crochet cloche in red, white and blue by Jane Gozzet at Spice No.1 accompanied by patriotic bead and pearl earrings from Harrods

Background imageLips Collection: Cuckoo-pint, Arum maculatum

Cuckoo-pint, Arum maculatum
Cuckoo-pint or wild arum, flower and fruit, Arum maculatum, Linn. Grand pied de veau non macule. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Jean Victor Dupin junior from Pierre Joseph Buchoz Herbier

Background imageLips Collection: Miss Renee Merandon du Plessis

Miss Renee Merandon du Plessis (1916 - 2007), later The Hon. Mrs Langton Iliffe. Responsible with for rescuing and restoring Basildon Park in Berkshire. 1938

Background imageLips Collection: The Graphic Fashions and Womans Interest Number

The Graphic Fashions and Womans Interest Number
Fabulous art deco cover of The Graphic Fashions and Womens Interest Number for 1928 with an illustration of a fashionable woman adjusting her hat in a mirror. 1928

Background imageLips Collection: Katharine Hepburn - American film actress

Katharine Hepburn - American film actress
Katharine Hepburn (19072003) - American film actress with head in hands. Date: circa 1936

Background imageLips Collection: Lovely illustration of a woman with reddish brown hair and blue eyes

Lovely illustration of a woman with reddish brown hair and blue eyes, wearing a transparent black outfit. Date: 1947

Background imageLips Collection: Girl Makes a Wish Date: 1950

Girl Makes a Wish Date: 1950

Background imageLips Collection: Lovers Intimate Embrace Date: 1881

Lovers Intimate Embrace Date: 1881

Background imageLips Collection: Vera Reynolds - American Film Actress

Vera Reynolds - American Film Actress
Vera Reynolds (1899-1962) - American Film Actress in the silent drama film Feet of Clay (1924), directed by Cecil B. DeMille. Date: 1924

Background imageLips Collection: Clowns face on a hat-shaped Christmas card

Clowns face on a hat-shaped Christmas card
Clown pulling a face on a hat-shaped Christmas card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageLips Collection: Girl sporting a heart-shaped kiss curl

Girl sporting a heart-shaped kiss curl
Pretty portrait photograph of a girl sporting a heart-shaped kiss curl Date: circa 1910s

Background imageLips Collection: Studio photographic portrait of a young girl in white dress

Studio photographic portrait of a young girl in white dress, sporting a pretty circular hair clip Date: circa 1908



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