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Choose from 85 pictures in our Nails collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

The Man Who Gave Cook Notice by Bateman Featured Print

The Man Who Gave Cook Notice by Bateman

The Man Who Gave Cook Notice by Bateman. A tale of what not to do. The Cook is stood in the centre of the room, she has long nails, high heels and a diamond ring. The man is folded up on the floor surrounded by money and his pipe. He looks like he might have been poisoned or drugged, his head is spinning, his arms and legs are twisted as if he has fallen. Cook is important, everyone is scarred of her. Date: 1929

© Estate of H M Bateman/ILN/Mary Evans Picture Library

An idol from the Congo with nails and knives driven into it Featured Print

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), is from the British Museum and is covered in knives and nails knocked into it by worshippers. Known as Mangaka, its aid was sought by men who had suffered from theft, accident, sickness, or misfortune. The victim, on payment of a fee, was permitted to drive a nail or knife blade into the figure to call the attention of the supernatural power, which the figure represents. Figure featured in a double page spread in The Illustrated London News comparing this practice to similar actions upon German statues during the First World War, particularly that of Hindenburg in Berlin. German people paid to knock nails into his effigy and other popular heroes. Date: 1915

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

Ouled Nails Woman in Covered Camel Palanquin Featured Print

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. The women are heavily made-up, going unveiled at all times and wear their hair up, creating an incredible style. Pictured in a camel palanquin (covered litter), used to transport wives and children across the arid desert, each with a central ventilation shaft, which can double as a tall structure to alert rescuers if buried in a sandstorm in the desert. Date: circa 1904

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection