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Background imageNail Collection: Chloroform / Experiment

Chloroform / Experiment
Hannah Greener, who became the first fatality under chloroform anasethesia during a minor operation to have a toe nail removed

Background imageNail Collection: Hand Manicure

Hand Manicure
A hand manicure. Nails are carefully clipped and a choice of stylish nail varnishes in little bottles is offered. Date: 1930s

Background imageNail Collection: Toilet / Manicure 1930

Toilet / Manicure 1930
Frumpish middle-aged woman gives a manicure to a pretty young woman in her bedroom

Background imageNail Collection: Nail Polish Remover

Nail Polish Remover
A beautiful art nouveau label for Wlandres Venus nail polish remover, distributed by Wadanola Beauty Supply of Syracuse, New York

Background imageNail Collection: Woman of the Algerian Berber Ouled Nails Tribe

Woman of the Algerian Berber Ouled Nails Tribe
Woman from the tribe of Ouled Nail in Southern Algeria in their very distinctive and elaborate traditional clothing. The women earned money through belly dancing

Background imageNail Collection: Dance of the Ouled Nails in Southern Algeria, North Africa

Dance of the Ouled Nails in Southern Algeria, North Africa
Dance of the Ouled Nails in Southern Algeria, showing their very distinctive and elaborate traditional clothing. The women earned money through belly dancing

Background imageNail Collection: Advert for John Pound & Co cases 1913

Advert for John Pound & Co cases 1913
Advertisement John Pound & Co dressing cases. John Pound became Lord Mayor of London in 1904. With less time to run his business, he gave contol of the company to his two sons

Background imageNail Collection: 1950S Woman & Make-Up

1950S Woman & Make-Up
A brunette woman in a pink and black spotted dress sits at her dressing table going through her beauty routine. Products include nail varnish, lipstick and perfume

Background imageNail Collection: Page of Victorian adverts - November 1895

Page of Victorian adverts - November 1895
A variety of advertisements in The Illustrated Sporting Dramatic News dated November 1895. November 1895

Background imageNail Collection: Trench knife made from a barbed wire stanchion 1916

Trench knife made from a barbed wire stanchion 1916
Trench knife made from barbed wire stanchion 1916 (c). This type of knife is also known as a French Nail. Associated with World War One (1914-1918). Date: circa 1916

Background imageNail Collection: Mrs Chips the Carpenter's Wife

Mrs Chips the Carpenter's Wife

Background imageNail Collection: Master Chips the Carpenter's Son

Master Chips the Carpenter's Son

Background imageNail Collection: Advert for Peggy Sage

Advert for Peggy Sage
Wartime advert for Peggy Sage Salons and nail polish. Date: 1940

Background imageNail Collection: Saint Luke Painting the Crucifixion, by Zurbaran

Saint Luke Painting the Crucifixion, by Zurbaran
Francisco de Zurbaran (1598-1664). Spanish painter. Saint Luke Painting the Crucifixion. Prado Museum. Madrid. Spain. Date: circa 1650

Background imageNail Collection: NAIL TALISMAN

NAIL TALISMAN
GNOSTIC NAIL TALISMAN 2nd century Gnostics wore these inscribed nails to protect them against lemures - spirits of the unhappy dead Date: 1923

Background imageNail Collection: A German Fakir - man undergoing extreme accupuncture

A German Fakir - man undergoing extreme accupuncture
A German Fakir - man undergoing extreme acupuncture through his neck and tongue - c.1920s

Background imageNail Collection: Comic postcard, Dog with horseshoe tied to tail

Comic postcard, Dog with horseshoe tied to tail - not so lucky! Date: 20th century

Background imageNail Collection: Group of women, Ouled Nail Algeria, French flag flying

Group of women, Ouled Nail Algeria, French flag flying
Group of women, Ouled Nail, Algeria, with French flag flying. Vintage 19th century photograph

Background imageNail Collection: Manicure, 1923

Manicure, 1923
During a busy day of shopping, a lady stops at Marshall and Snelgrove for a much-needed manicure. Date: 1923

Background imageNail Collection: Advertisement for Gala of London nail colour

Advertisement for Gala of London nail colour. Date: 1949

Background imageNail Collection: Santa Claus in his workshop on a Christmas postcard

Santa Claus in his workshop on a Christmas postcard
Santa Claus making a sled in his workshop on a Christmas postcard. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageNail Collection: CROCHETED ACCESSORIES

CROCHETED ACCESSORIES
A woman looks in her bag, crocheted from red rust wool; her matching hat and scarf are also crocheted and look smart against her fawn tweed coat Date: 1930s

Background imageNail Collection: Ouled Nails Woman in Covered Camel Palanquin

Ouled Nails Woman in Covered Camel Palanquin
An Ouled Nails woman in Southern Algeria, showing her very distinctive and elaborate traditional clothing. The women earned money through belly dancing

Background imageNail Collection: Ouled Nail, Algeria - Southern Algerian Berber Woman

Ouled Nail, Algeria - Southern Algerian Berber Woman
Women from the tribe of Ouled Nail in Southern Algeria in their very distinctive and elaborate traditional clothing. The women earned money through belly dancing

Background imageNail Collection: RMS Titanic - nail scissors recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett

RMS Titanic - nail scissors recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett
RMS Titanic - from inventory of items recovered from bodies by cable ship Mackay-Bennett - silver mounted steel nail scissors with rusted steel blades

Background imageNail Collection: Young woman in evening dress

Young woman in evening dress
Young woman in full length evening dress, sitting by the fireside. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageNail Collection: Ouled Nail woman, Algeria, circa 1890

Ouled Nail woman, Algeria, circa 1890. Date: circa 1890

Background imageNail Collection: New rolling machine for making horse shoe nails

New rolling machine for making horse shoe nails, patented by Messrs. Huggett. The manufacture of horseshoe nails by machinery, instead of forging them by hand

Background imageNail Collection: Mesopotamia. Clay foundation peg. 1st Dynasty of Lagash. 240

Mesopotamia. Clay foundation peg. 1st Dynasty of Lagash. 2400Bc. From Bad-Tibira. Iraq. British Museum. London. England. United Kingdom

Background imageNail Collection: Guinness Record. Leonardo da Vini portrait with nails done

Guinness Record. Leonardo da Vini portrait with nails done
Albania. Tirana. International Center of Culture or Enver Hoxha Museum. Guinness Record. Leonardo da Vini portrait with nails done

Background imageNail Collection: Trade catalogue of mens shaving equipment 1911

Trade catalogue of mens shaving equipment 1911
Trade catalogue for Harrords department store, showing a page selection of shaving equipment. 1911

Background imageNail Collection: Paris, France - Notre-Dame and Archbishops Palace

Paris, France - Notre-Dame and Archbishops Palace. Date: 1650

Background imageNail Collection: Ouled Nail woman, Algeria

Ouled Nail woman, Algeria, specialising in a particular style of dancing. Date: circa 1870

Background imageNail Collection: Ouled Nail women, Algeria

Ouled Nail women, Algeria, specialising in a form of dancing. Date: circa 1870

Background imageNail Collection: Girl of the Ouled Nails - Algeria - North Africa

Girl of the Ouled Nails - Algeria - North Africa
Woman from the tribe of Ouled Nail in Southern Algeria in their very distinctive and elaborate traditional clothing. The women earned money through belly dancing

Background imageNail Collection: Woman of the Berber Algerian tribe of Ouled Nail

Woman of the Berber Algerian tribe of Ouled Nail
Woman from the tribe of Ouled Nail in Southern Algeria in their very distinctive and elaborate traditional clothing. The women earned money through belly dancing

Background imageNail Collection: The Round Game of Happy Families, Miss Plane

The Round Game of Happy Families, Miss Plane
Chad Valley, The Round Game of Happy Families, Miss Plane the Carpenters Daughter. circa 1910

Background imageNail Collection: Childs slate with pen and greeting on a Christmas card

Childs slate with pen and greeting on a Christmas card
Childs slate with pen, sponge and greeting on a Christmas card. Date: early 20th century

Background imageNail Collection: Swallows and rusty horseshoe on a Christmas card

Swallows and rusty horseshoe on a Christmas card
Swallows and a rusty horseshoe on a Christmas card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageNail Collection: Winter scene and rusty horseshoe on a Christmas card

Winter scene and rusty horseshoe on a Christmas card
Winter scene framed by a rusty horseshoe on a Christmas card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageNail Collection: Ouled Nail women, Algeria, circa 1890

Ouled Nail women, Algeria, circa 1890. Date: circa 1890

Background imageNail Collection: Biskra, Algeria, circa 1890 - Street of the Ouled Nail women

Biskra, Algeria, circa 1890 - Street of the Ouled Nail women
Street of the Ouled Nail women, Biskra, Algeria. Date: circa 1890

Background imageNail Collection: Advert for Matinee filter tipped cigarettes 1939

Advert for Matinee filter tipped cigarettes 1939
These Matinee filter tipped Virginia cigarettes in there slim black case. Date: 1939

Background imageNail Collection: An idol from the Congo with nails and knives driven into it

An idol from the Congo with nails and knives driven into it
An idol from the Congo with knives and nails driven in to it. The wooden idol, from the region north of the Lower Congo (Chiloango River)

Background imageNail Collection: Gibbs Happy Families - Master Chips

Gibbs Happy Families - Master Chips
Gibbs Happy Families - Miss Tooth the Dentists daughter. 20th century

Background imageNail Collection: Mesopotamia. Foundation nails. 3rd Millenium BC. Bronze. Ir

Mesopotamia. Foundation nails. 3rd Millenium BC. Bronze. Iraq British Museum. London. England. Kingdom

Background imageNail Collection: Jesus showing sores with Virgin Mary and Saint John and two

Jesus showing sores with Virgin Mary and Saint John and two
Doctrine Chretienne. Manuscript. France. 13th century. Miniature depicting Jesus sitting, showing sores. Beside him, the Virgin Mary

Background imageNail Collection: Foot case for a mummy. Roman Period. 1st century AD

Foot case for a mummy. Roman Period. 1st century AD
Foot case for a mummy. Gilded feet with sandals and a checker pattern depicting basketwork. Linen with plaster, painted and gilded. Roman Period. 1st century AD



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