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Needle Collection

Background imageNeedle Collection: Poster, Chamonix and Mont Blanc, France

Poster, Chamonix and Mont Blanc, France Date: 1955

Background imageNeedle Collection: Cleopatras Needle and Shell Mex House, London

Cleopatras Needle and Shell Mex House, London. Date: circa 1940

Background imageNeedle Collection: Bookbinding Tools 1875

Bookbinding Tools 1875
Various tools used in bookbinding, including a pair of compasses, a mallet, presses, a knife, a set square, needle and thread, and a gouge

Background imageNeedle Collection: Tailoring tools

Tailoring tools
Tools used in tailoring, including scissors, needle and thread, chalk, measuring tape, a ruler and a smoothing iron

Background imageNeedle Collection: Pinus cembra, Arolla pine

Pinus cembra, Arolla pine - Coloured copper engraving by Warner based on a watercolour by Ferdinand Bauer. A.B. Lambert, A description of the genus Pinus, London, 1803, t. 23 Date: 1803

Background imageNeedle Collection: Macrozamia communis, burrawang palm

Macrozamia communis, burrawang palm
Drawing LS 16 from the Watling Collection by Port Jackson Painter, 1788-1797. Illustration entitled Buroowang

Background imageNeedle Collection: Napes Needle

Napes Needle
Rock climbers larking about on Napes Needle, Great Gable, Lake District, Cumbria, England. Date: 1950s

Background imageNeedle Collection: Tools used by a saddler and upholsterer

Tools used by a saddler and upholsterer
Various tools used by a saddler and upholsterer, including pliers, pincers, skewers, needles and a knife

Background imageNeedle Collection: Cleopatras Needle / Slide

Cleopatras Needle / Slide
Cleopatras Needle on the Embankment by night

Background imageNeedle Collection: Jersey, Plemont Caves and Needle Rock, Channel Islands, Engl

Jersey, Plemont Caves and Needle Rock, Channel Islands, England. Date between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900

Background imageNeedle Collection: Cleopatras obelisk or needle and the great sphinx of Giza

Cleopatras obelisk or needle and the great sphinx of Giza.. Handcolored lithograph from Friedrich Wilhelm Goedsches Complete Gallery of Peoples in True Pictures, Meissen, circa 1835-1840

Background imageNeedle Collection: The Pain-Proof Man & Captain Ringman Jack - Ripley s

The Pain-Proof Man & Captain Ringman Jack - Ripley s
Arthur Plumhoff The Human Pincushion - The Pain-Proof Man (left) and Captain Ringman Jack, who lifted weights through holes through his breasts

Background imageNeedle Collection: Araucaria columnaris & A. heterophyllo

Araucaria columnaris & A. heterophyllo - Coloured copper engraving by Warner based on watercolours by Ferdinand Bauer, A.B. Lambert, A description of the genus Pinus, London, 1803, t.39 Date: 1803

Background imageNeedle Collection: The NeedleWorker, WW1 knitting with Jessie Pope poem

The NeedleWorker, WW1 knitting with Jessie Pope poem
Page from The Needle Worker from March 1915, advising readers on knitting for men and boys and featuring, The Knitting Song, a poem by Jessie Pope

Background imageNeedle Collection: Scotch fir, Pinus sylvestris

Scotch fir, Pinus sylvestris. Handcoloured lithograph by Hanhart after a botanical illustration by David Blair from Robert Bentley and Henry Trimens Medicinal Plants, London, 1880

Background imageNeedle Collection: The Embankment at Night - Base of Cleopatras Needle

The Embankment at Night - Base of Cleopatras Needle
The Embankment at Night - Sphinx at the base of Cleopatras Needle. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageNeedle Collection: John Mad Jack Fullers Obelisk The Brightling Needle, Sussex

John Mad Jack Fullers Obelisk The Brightling Needle, Sussex
John " Mad Jack" Fullers Obelisk: The Brightling Needle, Robertsbridge, East Sussex. Date: 1905

Background imageNeedle Collection: The Improved Ladys Own Sewing Machine

The Improved Ladys Own Sewing Machine by Leigh & Crawford, Brooke Street, Holborn, London EC. 19th century

Background imageNeedle Collection: Surgical equipment including saws, knives and scalpels

Surgical equipment including saws, knives and scalpels.. Surgical equipment including amputating and metacarpal saws, knives, catling, bistoury, scalpel, needle, tenaculum

Background imageNeedle Collection: Pinus wallichiana, pine tree

Pinus wallichiana, pine tree
Plate 848 from the John Reeves Collection of Botanical Drawings from Canton, China. Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageNeedle Collection: Upper Palaeolithic tools 18 - 30, 000 years old

Upper Palaeolithic tools 18 - 30, 000 years old
L-R: a) Bone used to make needle blanks. b) Bone needle. c & d) Harpoon head and Barbed Point carved from antler. e & f) Two heads carved in mammoth ivory

Background imageNeedle Collection: Stitch Types Diagram

Stitch Types Diagram
Leaflet that is promotional & instructional as it clearly & simply shows you how to do various basic handsewing stitches & hems such as handkerchief or rolled hem

Background imageNeedle Collection: Thames Embankment / Somerset House - floodlit

Thames Embankment / Somerset House - floodlit
Thames Embankment and Somerset House, London by floodlight

Background imageNeedle Collection: Mending Day, by Ethel Parkinson

Mending Day, by Ethel Parkinson. A little Dutch girl sits mending a little boys breeches, while he stands uncomfortably with a towel round his waist

Background imageNeedle Collection: Thames Embankment - Cecil and Savoy Hotels

Thames Embankment - Cecil and Savoy Hotels

Background imageNeedle Collection: Etretat, France - L Aiguille ( The Needle )

Etretat, France - L Aiguille ( The Needle )
Etretat, Seine-Maritime department in the Normandy region of France - L Aiguille ( The Needle ) Date: circa 1907

Background imageNeedle Collection: Egypt Alexandria Cleopatra's Needle Victorian period

Egypt Alexandria Cleopatra's Needle Victorian period

Background imageNeedle Collection: Cleopatras Needle, Alexandria, Egypt

Cleopatras Needle, Alexandria, Egypt

Background imageNeedle Collection: Cleopatra's Needle, London early 1900s

Cleopatra's Needle, London early 1900s

Background imageNeedle Collection: Climbing The Needle Great Gable Lake District

Climbing The Needle Great Gable Lake District Victorian period

Background imageNeedle Collection: Superior Dorcas Sewing Needles packet

Superior Dorcas Sewing Needles packet, W Clarke & Sons, Mount Pleasant Mills, Redditch

Background imageNeedle Collection: Darners, The Flora MacDonald Needle Packet

Darners, The Flora MacDonald Needle Packet

Background imageNeedle Collection: Condor Nickel Plated Crewel Needles, packet design

Condor Nickel Plated Crewel Needles, packet design

Background imageNeedle Collection: Patent Burnished Egg Eyed Darning Needles packet

Patent Burnished Egg Eyed Darning Needles packet, manufactured by W Hall & Co, Studley

Background imageNeedle Collection: View of Hangzhou, China, early 1900s

View of Hangzhou, China, early 1900s

Background imageNeedle Collection: Obelisks at Luxor, Egypt, Victorian period

Obelisks at Luxor, Egypt, Victorian period. Date: late 19th century

Background imageNeedle Collection: Le Rocher Bayard, Dinant, Wallonia, Namur, Belgium

Le Rocher Bayard, Dinant, Wallonia, Namur, Belgium
Le Rocher Bayard (right), a 40m high rock needle associated with the Four Sons of Aymon legend, on the river Meuse in Dinant, Wallonia, Namur, Belgium

Background imageNeedle Collection: The Airborne Monument (The Needle) at Oosterbeek

The Airborne Monument (The Needle) at Oosterbeek, a village in the eastern part of The Netherlands located in the municipality of Renkum in the province of Gelderland. Date: 1952

Background imageNeedle Collection: Battersea Enamelware

Battersea Enamelware
This illustration shows three examples of Battersea enamel, in the form of two decorative etui needle cases, with gilt framed portraits of women and children, and a central large blue ornament

Background imageNeedle Collection: Mr Snob the Shoemaker

Mr Snob the Shoemaker

Background imageNeedle Collection: Jack's Visit to Greenwich III

Jack's Visit to Greenwich III - Father Thames, the Queen, needle and compass belonging to Captain Cook, Greenwich boys

Background imageNeedle Collection: Embankment:The Bronze Sphinx

Embankment:The Bronze Sphinx
Embankment: The Bronze Sphinx, near Cleopatra's Needle. Date: circa 1970

Background imageNeedle Collection: Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). La ciudad sitiada

Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). La ciudad sitiada (The besieged city), novel by Jesus Evaristo Casariego (1939)

Background imageNeedle Collection: Thomas Samuel & Sons British needle Mills in Redditch, Worcestershire

Thomas Samuel & Sons British needle Mills in Redditch, Worcestershire. Men making spring steel needles and fish hooks. Date: 1862

Background imageNeedle Collection: A group of female dressmakers working together on an elaborate evening gown. Date: 1853

A group of female dressmakers working together on an elaborate evening gown. Date: 1853

Background imageNeedle Collection: Tattooing a Maori Chief in New Zealand, during a period of conflict that included

Tattooing a Maori Chief in New Zealand, during a period of conflict that included the First Taranaki War and the Invasion of the Waikato (1860-1863). Date: early 1860s

Background imageNeedle Collection: Fire walker in trance Natal south Africa c. 1920

Fire walker in trance Natal south Africa c. 1920
Fire walker Natal South Africa c.1920 - man in a trance with 500 pins being inserted in his skin

Background imageNeedle 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



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