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Background imageNails Collection: Martin Luther, 95 Theses

Martin Luther, 95 Theses
He nails up his 95 Theses, or Propositions, attacking the Churchs traffic in indulgences, on the door of All Saints Church, Wittenberg

Background imageNails Collection: Young Lady doing a pedicure on herself

Young Lady doing a pedicure on herself (before getting dressed!). Date: circa 1920s

Background imageNails Collection: Boxing for Ladies 1886

Boxing for Ladies 1886
The modern girl taught to prefer a bout with the gloves to a scratch with her finger nails

Background imageNails 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 imageNails Collection: LUTHERs 95 THESES

LUTHERs 95 THESES
Luther nails to the church door at Wittenberg his 95 theses attacking the sale of indulgences by the Roman Catholic Church, thereby initiating the Reformation

Background imageNails Collection: Yogi on bed of nails - Serampore, West Bengal, India

Yogi on bed of nails - Serampore, West Bengal, India. Date: 1925

Background imageNails 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 imageNails 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 imageNails Collection: Chinese Doctor / Ca 1915

Chinese Doctor / Ca 1915
A Chinese doctor feels the pulse of an aristocratic patient with exceedingly long finger nails

Background imageNails Collection: Queen Nenzima, Belgian Congo, Central Africa

Queen Nenzima, Belgian Congo, Central Africa
Queen Nenzima of the Mangbettus (Mangbetu) tribe, Belgian Congo (now Democratic Republic of the Congo), Central Africa. Date: 1922

Background imageNails Collection: Women of the Ouled Nails - Dancers and Musicians

Women of the Ouled Nails - Dancers and Musicians. Date: circa 1910

Background imageNails Collection: India - Calcutta - doing penance on a bed of spikes

India - Calcutta - doing penance on a bed of spikes early 1900s

Background imageNails Collection: Impressive wooden doors of the Tower at Hampton Court Castle

Impressive wooden doors of the Tower at Hampton Court Castle
Close-up view of the magnificent wooden doors of the Tower at Hampton Court (Hampton Court Castle), Leominster, Herefordshire (view from the inside). Date: 1932

Background imageNails Collection: Master Chips the Carpenter's Son

Master Chips the Carpenter's Son

Background imageNails Collection: Advert for Peggy Sage

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

Background imageNails 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 imageNails Collection: An Evening with Beatrice Lillie, Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool, from 18 October 1954

An Evening with Beatrice Lillie, Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool, from 18 October 1954. Direct from New York, prior to London. Date: 1954

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

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

Background imageNails 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 imageNails Collection: Ancient concave roundel with umbo or spike

Ancient concave roundel with umbo or spike
Views of an ancient concave roundel with umbo or spike made of leather skins, iron plate and brass nails. Copperplate engraving by J

Background imageNails Collection: Inca puberty rites (huarachicoy)

Inca puberty rites (huarachicoy) during Capac Raymi wherein boys become warriors, and receive breechclouts (huara) and weapons, have their nails clipped and ears pierced

Background imageNails Collection: Little girl doing some DIY

Little girl doing some DIY -- If you just can t get them to get it done, then do it yourself ole dear! Date: circa 1960s

Background imageNails Collection: Interior of Court of Exchequer Chamber, showing the ancient ceremony of chopping sticks

Interior of Court of Exchequer Chamber, showing the ancient ceremony of chopping sticks and counting horse-shoes and hob-nails, this tradition was abolition in 1882. Date: 1844

Background imageNails Collection: SMOKING ACCESSORIES

SMOKING ACCESSORIES
A man wearing a ring and cufflinks shows off some extremely stylish smoking accessories, including an ashtray, lighter, cigarette case, pipe, candle holder &c Date: 1930s

Background imageNails Collection: SPECIAL THIMBLE

SPECIAL THIMBLE
A boon to all bachelors who sew, this simple device, fitted to a thimble, makes it impossible to lose the needle, and saves time, temper and trouble. Date: 1930s

Background imageNails Collection: IVORY CIGARETTE HOLDER

IVORY CIGARETTE HOLDER
Carved ivory cigarette holders are fashionable... Date: 1930s

Background imageNails Collection: MADRAS CHECK FROCK 1940S

MADRAS CHECK FROCK 1940S
A young woman, wearing a madras check dress with short puff sleeves, paints her nails. Date: 1940s

Background imageNails Collection: FEMALE TYPE / MIRROR 1929

FEMALE TYPE / MIRROR 1929
An elegant woman looks at her reflection in the mirror to check that her makeup is in good order. Date: 1929

Background imageNails Collection: Saint Helena of Constantinople

Saint Helena of Constantinople
Saint Helena, also known as Saint Helen, Helena Augusta or Helena of Constantinople. She was the consort of Emperor Constantius, and according to tradition she found the relics of the True Cross

Background imageNails Collection: Edmund Gwenn in Der Struwwelpeter 1913

Edmund Gwenn in Der Struwwelpeter 1913
Shocked-headed Peter, Edmund Gwenn (1877 1959), English actor as Peter in the famous German story book, first seen at the Garrick on Boxing Day

Background imageNails Collection: Mother of Empress Wanrong, Aisin-Gioro Hengxinyu

Mother of Empress Wanrong, Aisin-Gioro Hengxinyu
Aisin-Gioro Hengxinyu, the fourth daughter of Yuchang, a descendant of Puxu, an heir to the line of the Qianlong Emperors eldest son Yonghuang and Mother to Lady Gobulo, Empress Xiaokemin

Background imageNails 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 imageNails 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 imageNails Collection: Fakir on Bed of Nails

Fakir on Bed of Nails
An ascetic lies on his bed of nails, knowing that if he distributes his weight evenly, its not that bad

Background imageNails 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 imageNails 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 imageNails 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 imageNails Collection: Algeria - Biskra - Ouled Nails Women

Algeria - Biskra - Ouled Nails Women
Algeria - Biskra. 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 imageNails 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 imageNails Collection: Quit Rents ceremony, Royal Courts of Justice, London

Quit Rents ceremony, Royal Courts of Justice, London
The ancient ceremony of Quit Rents taking place in the Royal Courts of Justice, London. The paying of quit rents by the Corporation of the City of London to the King (or Queen)

Background imageNails Collection: Long fingernails of a High Class Chinese Man

Long fingernails of a High Class Chinese Man
The extraordinarily long fingernails of a High Class Chinese Man

Background imageNails Collection: 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

Background imageNails Collection: Presentation of the new Sheriffs of London at Westminster

Presentation of the new Sheriffs of London at Westminster
Ancient ceremony of chopping sticks, and counting horse-shoes and hob-nails, in the Court of the Exchequer. Date: 1844

Background imageNails Collection: Advert for Neige des Cevennes, cosmetics 1928

Advert for Neige des Cevennes, cosmetics 1928
A recognizable image by Maurice Milliere in an advert for Neige des Cevennes. Date: 1928

Background imageNails Collection: Boy stuntman on bed of nails

Boy stuntman on bed of nails
Britains youngest stuntman, 8-year-old Tom Paynton, is encouraged by his father Eric as he practises on a bed of nails in the garden. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageNails 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 imageNails Collection: Gibbs Happy Families - Master Chips

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



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