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Monocle Collection

Background imageMonocle Collection: Ventriloquist, E Bergen

Ventriloquist, E Bergen
Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, his ventriloquists dummy

Background imageMonocle Collection: Vesta Tilley / Piccadilly

Vesta Tilley / Piccadilly
VESTA TILLEY Music hall entertainer, best known for her male impersonations, singing Algy, the Piccadilly Johnny (with the little glass eye)

Background imageMonocle Collection: Cardini - Magician (Richard Valentine Pitchford)

Cardini - Magician (Richard Valentine Pitchford) (1895-1973). Born and raised in Britain (and having served in the British Army in WW1), he worked chiefly in the United States of America

Background imageMonocle Collection: Jos Chamberlain / Vfair 01

Jos Chamberlain / Vfair 01
JOSEPH CHAMBERLAIN Liberal MP at the despatch box

Background imageMonocle Collection: Flo Dixie - impersonating a male army officer

Flo Dixie - impersonating a male army officer
Flo Dixie, Music Hall Performer - impersonating a male army officer. Known as the bantam male impersonator'. Dressed as an army officer with cane, monocle and cigar. Signed card.. Date: circa 1921

Background imageMonocle Collection: Frog in human clothing on a French postcard

Frog in human clothing on a French postcard. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageMonocle Collection: Strip tease card game - Theatre suit - Play Boy

Strip tease card game - Theatre suit - Play Boy. A game which features characters involved in performing (and subsequently prosecuting and defending) a striptease

Background imageMonocle Collection: Caricature of Harry Paulton and Johns Clarke, actors

Caricature of Harry Paulton and Johns Clarke, actors
Caricature of Harry Paulton (1842-1917) and Johns Clarke (1833-1899), actors -- The Two Dromios (of Ephesus and Syracuse respectively)

Background imageMonocle Collection: Johnnie Walker advertisement

Johnnie Walker advertisement
An advertisement for Johnnie Walker whisky - still going strong. Date: 1927

Background imageMonocle Collection: Humpty Dumpty by Dorothy Wheeler

Humpty Dumpty by Dorothy Wheeler
A little boy and girl stare up at a wall on which sits a very superior looking Humpty Dumpty wearing a crown and an eye glass

Background imageMonocle Collection: Caricature of the actor J G Taylor

Caricature of the actor J G Taylor -- Much More Than The Ninth Part. circa 1880s

Background imageMonocle Collection: Clown heads on nine Victorian scraps

Clown heads on nine Victorian scraps. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageMonocle Collection: Jos Chamberlain Monocle

Jos Chamberlain Monocle
JOSEPH CHAMBERLAIN Statesman, depicted by Renouard in characteristic pose with his trademark monocle. Date: 1836 - 1914

Background imageMonocle Collection: Cyril Maude

Cyril Maude
CYRIL MAUDE (1862 - 1951), English actor-manager 1897

Background imageMonocle Collection: Leveson-Gower

Leveson-Gower
Lord Ronald Charles Sutherland-Leveson-Gower (1845 1916), Scottish aristocrat, Liberal politician, sculptor and writer Date: 1877

Background imageMonocle Collection: Leaflet, London Sketch Club Smoker, March 1935

Leaflet, London Sketch Club Smoker, March 1935
Leaflet advertising a London Sketch Club Smoker (smoking party), taking place on Friday 29 March 1935 at a venue in Marylebone Road, London NW1, with pictures from 6.30

Background imageMonocle Collection: Greetings card in the shape of an owl

Greetings card in the shape of an owl with top hat, monocle and lace-up shoes. circa 1890s

Background imageMonocle Collection: Jos Chamberlain Photo

Jos Chamberlain Photo
JOSEPH CHAMBERLAIN Statesman, depicted with his trademark monocle

Background imageMonocle Collection: New Woman Poster ?1896

New Woman Poster ?1896
The New Woman: a bookish frumpy young woman in plain clothes & monocle sits on a stool surrounded by improving books. She also smokes judging by the cigarette in the corner

Background imageMonocle Collection: Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad
JOSEPH CONRAD Polish-born writer, in 1921

Background imageMonocle Collection: Pauline Travis music hall male impersonator

Pauline Travis music hall male impersonator
Pauline Travis male impersonator billed as ?the new male impersonator? in 1915. Dressed as a man about town wearing evening suit, white waistcoat, top hat and monocle. Signed card. Date: circa 1915

Background imageMonocle Collection: More Sausages for Me by Louis Wain

More Sausages for Me by Louis Wain
Cartoon, More Sausages for Me by Louis Wain. 1914

Background imageMonocle Collection: Game Tag

Game Tag
Oval card for the game Dressing the Dandy, made from white cardboard printed with a figure of a dandy man wearing a monocle and smoking a cigarette

Background imageMonocle Collection: Place card, man with green top hat and monocle

Place card, man with green top hat and monocle

Background imageMonocle Collection: Cartoon, Song and Dance at the Savoy, Gilbert and Sullivan

Cartoon, Song and Dance at the Savoy, Gilbert and Sullivan
Cartoon, I wonder what they think of it? Song and Dance at the Savoy, Gilbert and Sullivan. Date: 1891

Background imageMonocle Collection: Joseph Chamberlain, caricature by Harry Furniss

Joseph Chamberlain, caricature by Harry Furniss
Joseph Chamberlain, Liberal politician, caricature by Harry Furniss Date: circa 1890s

Background imageMonocle Collection: Music cover, Pardon Madame, or, I Was Looking Up

Music cover, Pardon Madame, or, I Was Looking Up, words by Armand Ben and Rene d'Herville, music by Tony Rieffler Date: 1878

Background imageMonocle Collection: Aurelien Scholl, French author and journalist

Aurelien Scholl, French author and journalist
Aurelien Scholl (1833-1902), French author and journalist Date: circa 1860s

Background imageMonocle Collection: Colour Magazine Poster Gallery Page

Colour Magazine Poster Gallery Page
A poster design used as a promotion of Colour Magazine's poster gallery, depicting a gentleman wearing a matching yellow suit and top hat, with a monocle

Background imageMonocle Collection: Joseph Chamberlain in Study

Joseph Chamberlain in Study
Joseph Chamberlain, (8 July 1836 ?? 2 July 1914), businessman, reformer, radical politician. Shown seated at his desk, wearing monocle, with inkwells, photograph frame, paperweight and documents

Background imageMonocle Collection: John Lawrence (J. L. ) Toole, actor, studio portrait

John Lawrence (J. L. ) Toole, actor, studio portrait
John Lawrence (J L) Toole (12 March 1830 ?? 30 July 1906) comic actor, actor-manager and theatrical producer. Studio portrait with monocle worn around his neck

Background imageMonocle Collection: Comic Score Card for Bridge Playing Card Game No. 7

Comic Score Card for Bridge Playing Card Game No. 7 Date: 1920s

Background imageMonocle Collection: James McNeill Whistler, American artist

James McNeill Whistler, American artist
James Abbott McNeill Whistler, American artist, caricature by Charles Lyall Date: 1889

Background imageMonocle Collection: Three comic profiles with movable chain

Three comic profiles with movable chain. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageMonocle Collection: Secombe Harry Sir 1921 2001 Welsh Entertainer

Secombe Harry Sir 1921 2001 Welsh Entertainer
secombe, harry, sir, 1921, 2001, welsh, entertainer, entertainment, tenor, singer, role, costume, waistcoat, buttons, hat, monocle, mr, pickwick, west, end, musical, show, charles, dickens, georgian

Background imageMonocle Collection: John Tresahar in A Trip to Chinatown

John Tresahar in A Trip to Chinatown
John Tresahar, actor and playwright, in A Trip to Chinatown Date: 1890s

Background imageMonocle Collection: Comic postcard, Middle aged man chatting with a schoolboy or young university student

Comic postcard, Middle aged man chatting with a schoolboy or young university student
humorous, fun, funny, comic, card, postcard, british, young, man, men, home, domestic, fire, fireplace, room, o, kay, okay, boy, teenage, teenager, schoolboy, blazer, tie, lighting, cigarette

Background imageMonocle Collection: The Majah!!! Mr E Righton in Flirtation in Three Flights by Romer

The Majah!!! Mr E Righton in Flirtation in Three Flights by Romer and Bellamy - Edward Righton (1838-1899), English actor Date: late 19th century

Background imageMonocle Collection: Art Nouveau design with woman and soldier Date: early 20th century

Art Nouveau design with woman and soldier Date: early 20th century

Background imageMonocle Collection: Comic postcard, Teddy bears in the street. I m waiting for a bus. Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Teddy bears in the street. I m waiting for a bus. Date: 20th century

Background imageMonocle Collection: Valentine postcard, Man borrows money from his girlfriend Date: 20th century

Valentine postcard, Man borrows money from his girlfriend Date: 20th century

Background imageMonocle Collection: Woman returning from the Bois de Boulogne, 1890

Woman returning from the Bois de Boulogne, 1890
Coming back from a morning in the Bois de Boulogne, 1890. Fashionable woman in jacket and skirt, with hat and parasol, walking with dogs along the Avenue Foch toward the Arc de Triomphe

Background imageMonocle Collection: Women waiting for stage coaches in Paris, 1839

Women waiting for stage coaches in Paris, 1839. Women in lace bonnets, shawls and wide-sleeved dresses. The courtyard of the Messageries Nationales diligences. Handcoloured lithograph by R.V

Background imageMonocle Collection: Fashionable man with monocle, era of Marie Antoinette

Fashionable man with monocle, era of Marie Antoinette
Fashionable man with monocle, in striped coat and tricorn, era of Marie Antoinette. Le Lorgneur. Copperplate etching by Auguste Etienne Guillaumot from Costumes et coiffures du XVIIIe siecle

Background imageMonocle Collection: Fashionable woman with posy. era of Marie Antoinette

Fashionable woman with posy. era of Marie Antoinette
Fashionable woman with rose, in bonnet, drape skirts over petticoat, era of Marie Antoinette. l innocente Curieuse se piquant aux epines de la rose

Background imageMonocle Collection: Man in hazelnut colour coat with monocle

Man in hazelnut colour coat with monocle
Man in hazelnut colour coat, green culottes and gloves, black boots and hat with tricolor cockade. Handcoloured lithograph by A

Background imageMonocle Collection: The Tatler and Eve at the Advertising Ball - fancy dress

The Tatler and Eve at the Advertising Ball - fancy dress
Miss Lily St. John, representing The Tatler and wearing a replica costume of the eighteenth century gentleman who appears on the cover, together with Evelyn Laye representing its sister magazine

Background imageMonocle Collection: Joseph Chamberlain, British Liberal politician

Joseph Chamberlain, British Liberal politician
Joseph Chamberlain (1836-1914), British Liberal politician. 1904



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