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Masks Collection

Background imageMasks Collection: Gas proof pram, 1938

Gas proof pram, 1938. A resident of Hextable in Kent, invented a gas proof pram in which a baby could be kept safe during an air raid

Background imageMasks Collection: Horsemen filming Robin of Sherwood, Cornwall

Horsemen filming Robin of Sherwood, Cornwall
Three horsemen in demon costume, filming the TV series Robin of Sherwood near St Michaels Mount, Cornwall. Date: 1980s

Background imageMasks Collection: Hillary and Tensing on Mount Everest

Hillary and Tensing on Mount Everest
Hillary and Tensing nearing the summit of Mount Everest. Date: 1953

Background imageMasks Collection: The carnival in the port of Spain, Trinidad

The carnival in the port of Spain, Trinidad, 1888. People cavort in fancy dress through the street, some playing banjos, others brandishing what looks like bladders on sticks

Background imageMasks Collection: Carnival in Venice by C. H. Shepard

Carnival in Venice by C. H. Shepard
Glowing and colourful scene showing various masked revellers enjoying the Carnival in Venice

Background imageMasks Collection: Dog and Handler wearing gas masks at the battle front

Dog and Handler wearing gas masks at the battle front. Strecher bearers carry a wounded man in the background, the war dogs were frequently employed to locate wounded men in no mans land Date

Background imageMasks Collection: Doffing the Mask

Doffing the Mask
Doffing the mask !

Background imageMasks Collection: Evacuee children in gas masks near Windsor, 1941

Evacuee children in gas masks near Windsor, 1941
London babies find peace in the country: a nurse walks evacuated children in gas masks across a playground, to accustom them to the wearing of gas masks. LCC Residential School near Windsor

Background imageMasks Collection: Two women police officers in gas masks, London, WW2

Two women police officers in gas masks, London, WW2
Two women police officers in gas masks in London during the Second World War. One of them is Florence Bragg (joined November 1936). Date: 1940s

Background imageMasks Collection: Anti-Flu Masks

Anti-Flu Masks
A man and a woman wearing anti-flu masks. These masks cover the nose and mouth and are designed to prevent germs spreading. They may work but they look very curious!

Background imageMasks Collection: British terriorials charging at Loos

British terriorials charging at Loos
Illustration by S. Begg showing British troops wearing anti-gas masks charging German trenches of the fortified second line at the Battle of Loos with bombs and bayonets

Background imageMasks Collection: UNMASKED

UNMASKED
Unmasked ! Date: 1907

Background imageMasks Collection: GUTIERREZ SOLANA, Jos鮠Masks

GUTIERREZ SOLANA, Jos鮠Masks
GUTIERREZ SOLANA, Jos頨 1886-1945). Masks. Expressionism. Oil on canvas. Private Collection

Background imageMasks Collection: WW2 - Chemical Warfare Instruction - USA

WW2 - Chemical Warfare Instruction - USA
WW2 - American soldiers undergoing Chemical Warfare Instruction at Greensboro, North Carolina, USA. Date: circa 1944

Background imageMasks Collection: Policeman and policewoman with gas masks

Policeman and policewoman with gas masks
A policeman and a policewoman wearing civilian gas masks outside Harrow Road Police Station (X Division) before the outbreak of World War Two. The respirator is contained in the canvas bag

Background imageMasks Collection: Dog Gas Mask

Dog Gas Mask
Gas masks for dogs. A new gas mask for the protection of dogs which is a bag of impregnated flannel with a mica window secured by an elastic band. Used during World War II

Background imageMasks Collection: Victor G Ginn & Co, catalogue (front cover)

Victor G Ginn & Co, catalogue (front cover)
Victor G Ginn & Co, High Holborn, London, catalogue (front cover), Price List of Carnival Novelties. 1939

Background imageMasks Collection: Caricature of Arthur Cecil, English actor and playwright

Caricature of Arthur Cecil, English actor and playwright
Caricature of Arthur Cecil (1843-1896), English actor, comedian, playwright and theatre manager. Seen here as Colley Cibber in a production of Masks and Faces

Background imageMasks Collection: British troops wearing gas masks in the trenches, Salonika

British troops wearing gas masks in the trenches, Salonika
British troops wearing gas masks in the trenches, Thessaloniki, 1917. Lantern slide from box of 111 slides associated with the Balkans, 1914-1918. One of 29 boxes of lantern slides

Background imageMasks Collection: Waitresses wearing gas masks, WWII

Waitresses wearing gas masks, WWII
Waitresses in a popular London restaurant going about their duties during the early weeks of the Second World War, with gas masks in a tin container worn like a bustle at the back of their waistband

Background imageMasks Collection: Gas mask trials

Gas mask trials
A trial of gas masks, to test their effectiveness

Background imageMasks Collection: British Tank / 1932

British Tank / 1932
Two soldiers wearing gas masks, with an anti-aircraft gun, stand in front of a new British tank

Background imageMasks Collection: Shakespeare / Much Ado

Shakespeare / Much Ado
Antonio, Hero and Beatrice

Background imageMasks Collection: Kukuruku tradition, Bendel State, Nigeria, West Africa

Kukuruku tradition, Bendel State, Nigeria, West Africa
Kukuruku tribal tradition for a young mans coming of age ceremony, Bendel State, Nigeria, West Africa (then in the British Empire). Date: 1922

Background imageMasks Collection: Advert for Madame P. Rowleys Toilet Mask 1895

Advert for Madame P. Rowleys Toilet Mask 1895
Natural beautifier for bleaching and preserving the skin and removing complexional imperfections. Blemishes may be hidden imperfectly by cosmetics and powers

Background imageMasks Collection: St Bartholomews Hospital, London - An operating Theatre

St Bartholomews Hospital, London - An operating Theatre
St Bartholomews Hospital, Farringdon, City of London - An operating Theatre. Date: circa 1907

Background imageMasks Collection: Sierra Leone - Gbangbama Devils (Native Jesters)

Sierra Leone - Gbangbama Devils (Native Jesters). Sierra Leone has a rich cultural history, with a strong presence of traditional local mascots, who (to this day) appear in the form of devils

Background imageMasks Collection: Russian soldier in gas mask, eastern front, Russia, WW1

Russian soldier in gas mask, eastern front, Russia, WW1
Russian soldier in a rubber gas mask on the eastern front, Russia, during the First World War. The man breathes through a hole in the top of the tin which is filled with charcoal and chemicals

Background imageMasks Collection: Gas drill in Australia, two people in gas masks, WW1

Gas drill in Australia, two people in gas masks, WW1
Two people wearing gas masks hug each other after a successful gas drill at a Military Training Camp in Australia during the First World War. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageMasks Collection: British machine gunners in gas masks

British machine gunners in gas masks

Background imageMasks Collection: British machine gunners in gas masks WW1

British machine gunners in gas masks WW1

Background imageMasks Collection: Helping to put on gas masks, ARP training exercise

Helping to put on gas masks, ARP training exercise during WW2

Background imageMasks Collection: Battle of the Somme, British machine gunners wearing

Battle of the Somme, British machine gunners wearing gas helmets near Ovillers in July 1916

Background imageMasks Collection: Belgian peasant woman and child wearing gas masks

Belgian peasant woman and child wearing gas masks near the trenches on the Flanders front

Background imageMasks Collection: Belgian peasant and child wearing gas masks in

Belgian peasant and child wearing gas masks in their home near the trenches on the Flanders Front WW1

Background imageMasks Collection: WW1 British Infantry advancing with gas masks

WW1 British Infantry advancing with gas masks Date: circa 1916

Background imageMasks Collection: British Infantry advancing wearing gas helmets during WW1

British Infantry advancing wearing gas helmets during WW1 Date: circa 1916

Background imageMasks Collection: Tribal masks, Papua, Victorian period

Tribal masks, Papua, Victorian period

Background imageMasks Collection: WW2 A. R. P. Wardens

WW2 A. R. P. Wardens
An illustration which shows a pair of British Air Raid Protection wardens at their post, they were responsible for helping civilians during an air raid

Background imageMasks Collection: WW2 Bedside Gas Masks And Highlander

WW2 Bedside Gas Masks And Highlander
A pair of WW2 illustrations from a children's ABC book. The left image shows some stashed gas masks which civilians has to always keep close by

Background imageMasks Collection: L'Album Front Cover Illustration

L'Album Front Cover Illustration
A front cover illustration from L'Album Les Maitres De La Caricature, The Masters Of Caricature Album. The image shows a young, red haired lady, lying on her front, almost seductively

Background imageMasks Collection: Caricature of football crowd, with gas masks

Caricature of football crowd, with gas masks
Caricature of football crowd, taking out and wearing gas masks. Captioned, The football enthusiast who forgot himself'. From an article, Motley Notes, by Alan Kemp. Date: 1939

Background imageMasks Collection: Skull Face Masks

Skull Face Masks
A pair of tribal skull face masks from New Britain, an island in Papua New Guinea, each with a variation of intimidating red design, and a husky beard. Date: circa 1924

Background imageMasks Collection: Wooden Maskoids

Wooden Maskoids
A display of four wooden tribal masks from New Guinea, an island in Australia, each of them bearing an intimidating expression. Date: circa 1924

Background imageMasks Collection: Coloured Wooden Maskoids

Coloured Wooden Maskoids
This photograph shows a selection of three coloured wooden masks from New Guinea, similar in style, but different in shape, with curving lines swathing the facial contours. Date: circa 1924

Background imageMasks Collection: Wearing gas masks

Wearing gas masks
Cartoon demonstrating how the social graces can still flourish, even when gas-masked. Date: 1939



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