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Background imageMothers Collection: Silver Cross advertisement

Silver Cross advertisement
Advertisement for Silver Cross prams (or baby coaches), featuring an immaculately turned out young 1950s mother wearing an off the shoulder pink dress with pearls, heels and long yellow gloves

Background imageMothers Collection: Childrens Playroom, St Pelagias Home, Highgate

Childrens Playroom, St Pelagias Home, Highgate
The childrens playroom at St Pelagias Home for penitent girls at 34 Highgate West Hill, London N6. The home provided accommodation for unmarried mothers and their children. Date: circa 1932

Background imageMothers Collection: A little girl asleep on her mothers lap

A little girl asleep on her mothers lap circa 1890

Background imageMothers Collection: Little Lady Bountiful

Little Lady Bountiful - a young girl in a white summer gown offers her less well-to- do friends (one of whom has been collecting reeds) a slice of cake

Background imageMothers Collection: Just two words! Nestles Milk 1915

Just two words! Nestles Milk 1915
Nestles milk for yourself and baby. Don t - as you value your childs life - experiment with " foods" of unknown composition; the lives of millions of children have been lost in that way

Background imageMothers Collection: Marie-Louise of Austria

Marie-Louise of Austria
MARIE-LOUISE OF AUSTRIA second wife of Napoleon I with their son le Roi de Rome

Background imageMothers Collection: Shardeloes country house during wartime

Shardeloes country house during wartime
Scenes from a country house, Shardeloes, in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, during World War II. The house was used as a maternity home for evacuee mothers, offered as it was by the owners

Background imageMothers Collection: African Lion - cub lying down alert whilst adults

African Lion - cub lying down alert whilst adults are resting (Panthera leo). Ndutu area between Serengeti and Ngorongoro - Tanzania

Background imageMothers Collection: Advert, Atkinson & Barkers Royal Infants Preservative

Advert, Atkinson & Barkers Royal Infants Preservative
Atkinson & Barkers Royal Infants Preservative, claimed to be the best medicine in the world, by royal appointment, with portraits of Queen Victoria and Princess Alexandra in their bridal dresses

Background imageMothers Collection: Visit of the Duke of Edinburgh to Edlington - onlookers

Visit of the Duke of Edinburgh to Edlington - onlookers
A group of expectant ladies (Mother, Grandmothers and their young children) awaiting the arrival of the Duke of Edinburgh during his visit to Edlington, South Yorkshire. Date: circa 1955

Background imageMothers Collection: Cheetah family - Mother Cheetah with her 6 cubs

Cheetah family - Mother Cheetah with her 6 cubs (Acinonyx jubatus). Ndutu - Ngorongoro - Tanzania - Africa

Background imageMothers Collection: Flowers for Grandmother

Flowers for Grandmother

Background imageMothers Collection: Domestic female Reindeer with newborn calf

Domestic female Reindeer with newborn calf (Rangifer tarandus). forest near river Taz; spring; North Tumen regon, Siberia, Russia

Background imageMothers Collection: England / Windsor

England / Windsor
A lovely scene, with mothers and children on the banks of the River Thames, looking towards Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England. Date: 1950s

Background imageMothers Collection: Edwardian Mother

Edwardian Mother
A Edwardian mother and her two little girls and their doll and dog pose in front of a screen

Background imageMothers Collection: Mother and Daughter

Mother and Daughter
Maman gives her daughter a goodbye kiss as she leaves for school

Background imageMothers Collection: Cover design, The Mothers Picture Alphabet

Cover design, The Mothers Picture Alphabet
Cover design in blue and gold, The Mothers Picture Alphabet, dedicated by Her Majestys Permission to HRH the Princess Beatrice, designed by Henry Anelay, engraved by James Johnston. Date: circa 1860

Background imageMothers Collection: Mothers Day, WW1

Mothers Day, WW1
An advertisement in The Tatler promoting Mothers Day during the First World War, giving suggestions about nice things to do for mothers, even if she isn t your own! The idea was conceived by Mr J. A

Background imageMothers Collection: Mother of Three

Mother of Three
A mother of three has been out shopping, and kisses her children on her return. Date: 1932

Background imageMothers Collection: All for Mummy by Muriel Dawson

All for Mummy by Muriel Dawson
A little girl with blonde curls wearing a red coat gathers primroses, violets and other spring flowers, especially for her mother

Background imageMothers Collection: Rock a Bye Baby by Muriel Dawson

Rock a Bye Baby by Muriel Dawson
A little girl in a charming sun hat, sits in a hammock and rocks her doll to sleep

Background imageMothers Collection: Rag and Bone Man

Rag and Bone Man
Mothers and children gather around the local rag and bone man with their various offerings on the back streets of Harbertonford, south Devon, England

Background imageMothers Collection: Auntie Says Goodnight 2 of 2

Auntie Says Goodnight 2 of 2
Auntie kisses her two little nieces goodnight

Background imageMothers Collection: Chez Elle / Son & Snowball

Chez Elle / Son & Snowball
Mother and child go walking in the snow, and of course she has to wait while he makes snowballs

Background imageMothers Collection: Chez Elle / Flowers for Ma

Chez Elle / Flowers for Ma
A mother is given a bunch of flowers by her four children who all want to hug her at the same time

Background imageMothers Collection: A Sketchbook - Mothers and Children

A Sketchbook - Mothers and Children. Date: 1921

Background imageMothers Collection: A Sketchbook - Mothers and Children

A Sketchbook - Mothers and Children. Date: 1921

Background imageMothers Collection: Muriel Dawson Sketchbook Sketch Book Toy Toys

Muriel Dawson Sketchbook Sketch Book Toy Toys
muriel, dawson, sketchbook, sketch, book, toy, toys, horse, horses, wheels, riding, play, playing, hobbyhorse, hobby, mothers, child, children, toddler, toddlers, whip, 1921, 1920s, history

Background imageMothers Collection: A Sketchbook - Mothers and Children

A Sketchbook - Mothers and Children. Date: 1921

Background imageMothers Collection: A Sketchbook - Mothers and Children

A Sketchbook - Mothers and Children. Date: 1921

Background imageMothers Collection: Client: George Newnes - Shoot for Woman's Own

Client: George Newnes - Shoot for Woman's Own
Client: George Newnes (Publisher) - Shoot for Woman's Own (likely for an advertising space sales feature) - Mother and daughter knitting - February 10, 1964 - shot at 20

Background imageMothers Collection: George Newnes shoot for Woman's Own - Knitting

George Newnes shoot for Woman's Own - Knitting
Client: George Newnes (Publisher) - Shoot for Woman's Own (likely for an advertising space sales feature) - Mother and daughter knitting - February 10, 1964 - shot at 20

Background imageMothers Collection: Barbara Cartland with mother Polly and daughter Raine

Barbara Cartland with mother Polly and daughter Raine
Novelist Barbara Cartland (right) pictured with her mother Polly Cartland, and her daughter Raine (Mrs Gerald Legge), later Raine Spencer, wife of Earl Spencer

Background imageMothers Collection: Country Houses in Wartime - Shardeloes, Amersham, Bucks in use a Maternity Home for

Country Houses in Wartime - Shardeloes, Amersham, Bucks in use a Maternity Home for Evacuee Mothers. The Orangery, dating back to 1790 - Mrs Clark in foreground. Date: 1940

Background imageMothers Collection: Mothers Meeting at the Royal Sailors Rest Portsmouth

Mothers Meeting at the Royal Sailors Rest Portsmouth

Background imageMothers Collection: Mary Sumner founder of the Mother's Union

Mary Sumner founder of the Mother's Union

Background imageMothers Collection: Mary Sumner, Mothers Union founder

Mary Sumner, Mothers Union founder

Background imageMothers Collection: RMS Titanic, table of English composer Archibald Joyce

RMS Titanic, table of English composer Archibald Joyce
An important piece of musical and Titanic history, a late 19th/early 20th century oak barley twist gateleg table on which the composer and ?English Waltz King? Archibald Joyce (1873)

Background imageMothers Collection: Study For The Flight From Belgium

Study For The Flight From Belgium
A painting of a number of people, mostly comprising of mothers and fathers having compassionate moments with each other and their children. Date: circa 1916

Background imageMothers Collection: Japan - Tokiwacho-dori in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture

Japan - Tokiwacho-dori in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture
Two mothers carrying children on their back in Tokiwacho-dori in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture Date: circa 1910s

Background imageMothers Collection: Princess Sibylla of Sweden, with daughters

Princess Sibylla of Sweden, with daughters
Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1908-1972) was the great-grandchild of Queen Victoria and mother of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden

Background imageMothers Collection: Lady Moira Combe with her daughter Audrey

Lady Moira Combe with her daughter Audrey
Lady Moira Combe (1902-1964) poses with her daughter Audrey, who is shortly to be presented at court. Date: circa 1939

Background imageMothers Collection: Advertisement for Lifebuoy Soap, captioned, Not coddled, but cared for'

Advertisement for Lifebuoy Soap, captioned, Not coddled, but cared for'. Showing children, mothers and Lifebuoy soap. With description of mother as the health doctor

Background imageMothers Collection: The front cover of Britannia and Eve magazine from May 1954. Date: 1954

The front cover of Britannia and Eve magazine from May 1954. Date: 1954

Background imageMothers Collection: Children and adults demonstrating against nursery cuts

Children and adults demonstrating against nursery cuts, May 1972. Date: 1972

Background imageMothers Collection: Children campaigning against nursery cuts

Children campaigning against nursery cuts
Children campaigning against cuts to nursery education, some of them wearing teeshirts which read: I Like Nursery, 7 July 1979. Date: 1979

Background imageMothers Collection: Child campaigning against nursery cuts, Lewes, Sussex

Child campaigning against nursery cuts, Lewes, Sussex
A child and several mothers campaigning against cuts in nursery education, Lewes, Sussex, 17 June 1980. Date: 1980

Background imageMothers Collection: Teaching Mothers to Care for their Infants 1907

Teaching Mothers to Care for their Infants 1907
In a parish in St. Pancras, Battersea, poor mothers being taught how to care for their infants. Date: 1907



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