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Background imagePants Collection: Behind the Scenes at Theatre de L Abri, Paris, France

Behind the Scenes at Theatre de L Abri, Paris, France
Behind the Scenes at the erotic revue performed at the Theatre de L Abri, Paris, France with principal dancer Louis Espinoza - Le Ballet des Nymphes. Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePants Collection: Reprisal! by H M Bateman

Reprisal! by H M Bateman - humorous illustration of what can happen if a woman decides to wear trousers. In this scene the reprisal for the wife wearing trousers is that her husband has taken to

Background imagePants Collection: Mount Lebanese man wearing turban, cloak, carrying a spear

Mount Lebanese man wearing turban, cloak, carrying a spear.. Handcolored woodcut from Auguste Wahlens Manners, Customs and Costumes of all the People of the World, Brussels, 1845

Background imagePants Collection: Stunt woman rides through flames on motorbike

Stunt woman rides through flames on motorbike
Sue, 23, one of a team of stunt women, rides her motorbike through a twenty-foot long tunnel of burning hay bales. Wearing only a T-shirt and hot pants she entered the tunnel at 60 mph

Background imagePants Collection: 1960s tennis fashion

1960s tennis fashion
Frilly panties by Teddy Tinling, as worn by tennis players in the 1960s. Worn with a navy banded white cardigan by Maxine Leighton

Background imagePants Collection: Litesome Body Belt

Litesome Body Belt
Advert for the Litesome Body Belt, underpants devised to offer support and relief while hiking miles " without exhaustion". " Every man should wear one constantly"

Background imagePants Collection: Jaeger advertisement, 1956

Jaeger advertisement, 1956
Advertisement for quintessential British fashion brand, Jaeger showing two smart but casual looks in Bedford cord and cashmere. Date: 1956

Background imagePants Collection: Advertisement for the Kestos Backless Brassiere 1935

Advertisement for the Kestos Backless Brassiere 1935
Advertisement for the Kestos Backless Brassiere

Background imagePants Collection: Summer Holiday Fashions

Summer Holiday Fashions
Nautical holiday outfits from 1932, including palazzo pants and berets

Background imagePants Collection: School children Ely Cathedral

School children Ely Cathedral
A party of schoolchildren file out of the grounds of Ely Cathedral. The West Front of the cathedral is in the background. First published The Sunday Times Date: 1990

Background imagePants Collection: Ancient Germanic warrior with heads of his victims

Ancient Germanic warrior with heads of his victims
Ancient Germanic warrior on horseback, in short cape and pants, with severed heads of his victims impaled on his lance and hanging from his waist

Background imagePants Collection: Ancient Germanic warriors

Ancient Germanic warriors. They are naked except for animal skins with heads and antlers, and carry lances, clubs and wood and wicker shields. After Philipp Cluvers Germania Antiqua

Background imagePants Collection: The perils of sitting on a freshly-painted park bench

The perils of sitting on a freshly-painted park bench
A humorous postcard cataloguing in 6 frames, the perils of sitting on a freshly-painted park bench. A masher " the vacant seat

Background imagePants Collection: Model with St. Bernard puppy dog on lead

Model with St. Bernard puppy dog on lead - wearing double-breasted jacket (large lapels) and wide flared trousers. Also wearing a baker boy cap and white roll neck sweater. Date: circa 1966

Background imagePants Collection: Man and woman of Arabia, 1818

Man and woman of Arabia, 1818. The man wears a turban, cloak, sash and harem pants, the woman wears a veil over a long dress

Background imagePants Collection: SLIPS & KNICKERS 1935 SLIPS & KNICKERS 1935

SLIPS & KNICKERS 1935 SLIPS & KNICKERS 1935
Fashionable lingerie in art silk: sets composed of a slip with lace yoke & directoire knickers, or a slip & French knickers, plus a nightgown with bow trim. Date: 1935

Background imagePants Collection: Advert for BVD underwear for men 1914

Advert for BVD underwear for men 1914
For generations of Americans, BVDs were the underwear of choice - loose-fitting and, as you see, immensely becoming as well as supremely practical for summer wear... Date: 1914

Background imagePants Collection: Comic postcard, Little boy and woman artist

Comic postcard, Little boy and woman artist Date: 20th century

Background imagePants Collection: A panting dog of indeterminate breed, mouth open to reveal some pretty impressive

A panting dog of indeterminate breed, mouth open to reveal some pretty impressive gnashers... Date: circa 1900s

Background imagePants Collection: Comic postcard, Little girl and duckling. See the little duckling

Comic postcard, Little girl and duckling. See the little duckling, of course he wears a frown, For he has just discovered that his first pants are " down" ! Les canards sont heureux

Background imagePants Collection: Comic postcard, Young woman in gas mask, WW2. The all clears gone, Miss

Comic postcard, Young woman in gas mask, WW2. The all clears gone, Miss! Peace with very little on er! Date: 1940s

Background imagePants Collection: Comic postcard, breathing in short pants

Comic postcard, breathing in short pants Date: 20th century

Background imagePants Collection: O Susie, is you going for a bathe or to a fancy dress ball

O Susie, is you going for a bathe or to a fancy dress ball? A topical postcard commenting on the fashion for flamboyant beach pyjamas in the 1920s and 30s. Date: c.1930

Background imagePants Collection: A small boy (or girl) dressed in a turban and harem pants in an Arabian Nights style

A small boy (or girl) dressed in a turban and harem pants in an Arabian Nights style fancy dress. Date: 1940s

Background imagePants Collection: Man and woman of Persia, 1818

Man and woman of Persia, 1818. The man wears a turban, cloack, tunic, harem pants and scimitar, the woman wears a turban with veil, cloak and dress

Background imagePants Collection: Man and woman of Palestine, 1818

Man and woman of Palestine, 1818. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Mary Anne Vennings A Geographical Present being Descriptions of the Principal Countries of the World, Darton

Background imagePants Collection: Man and woman of Armenia, 1818

Man and woman of Armenia, 1818. The man wears a turban, coat, tunic and breeches, the woman wears an embroidered dress. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Mary Anne Vennings A Geographical

Background imagePants Collection: Man and woman of Constantinople, Ottoman Empire, 1818

Man and woman of Constantinople, Ottoman Empire, 1818. The man wears a turban and ermine-trim coat and smokes a long tobacco pipe, the woman in dress and harem pants

Background imagePants Collection: Sami people, Laplanders, man and woman of Lapland, 1818

Sami people, Laplanders, man and woman of Lapland, 1818. The man holds a brace of fish and points to a man riding a sleigh drawn by a reindeer

Background imagePants Collection: A box at the Italian Opera, 1852

A box at the Italian Opera, 1852. Woman in off-the-shoulder dresses with shawl berthas, gentleman with opera glasses in white tie and black coat. Handcoloured lithograph by R.V

Background imagePants Collection: Women on the fashionable rue de Richelieu, Paris, 1854

Women on the fashionable rue de Richelieu, Paris, 1854
Woman in fur-lined cape and muff over a wide crinoline, with another woman in ridiing wear. A smart corner of the rue de Richelieu, the East Indian Companys warehouse, Paris, 1854

Background imagePants Collection: Two gentlemen at the Opera Ball, 1835

Two gentlemen at the Opera Ball, 1835
Fops in coat with tails, waistcoat, tight pants and white stockings. People in fancy dress and masks behind them. At the Opera Ball 1835. Handcoloured lithograph by R.V

Background imagePants Collection: A review on the Square of the Invalides, 1835

A review on the Square of the Invalides, 1835. Woman in pink dress with canezou shawl, straw bonnet and parasol. French cavalry and infantry parade on the Esplanade des Invalides

Background imagePants Collection: Woman in fancy dress costume as the Oracle des Champs

Woman in fancy dress costume as the Oracle des Champs
Woman in costume as the Oracle des Champs in dress decorated with hearts, daisies and flowers, for a masquerade ball. Costume designed by M. Robin. Handcoloured lithograph published in Paris, 1880s

Background imagePants Collection: Woman in nainsook dress bordered with sky-blue linen

Woman in nainsook dress bordered with sky-blue linen, with cane, looking at a waterlily pond. Robe de nansouk bordee de linon bleu de ciel

Background imagePants Collection: Knitting for the long winter evenings, 1943

Knitting for the long winter evenings, 1943. Patterns for vest and pants, and a pastel sweater. Date: 1943

Background imagePants Collection: 508th PIR, Devils in Baggy Pants, Memorial, Beek

508th PIR, Devils in Baggy Pants, Memorial, Beek
The Memorial was designed by H. J. Guse and was erected on 17 September 1981. It commemorates the liberation of Beek on 17 September 1944 by the 508th who were known as the Red Devils

Background imagePants Collection: Persian woman in city dress

Persian woman in city dress. Illustration by Mounier from Guillaume-Antoine Oliviers Travels in the Ottoman Empire, Egypt and Persia, 1801

Background imagePants Collection: Knight, fool and girl, 16th century Germany

Knight, fool and girl, 16th century Germany
Knight (reiter) with wheel-lock pistol and harem pants A, jester with bladder and marotte (bauble), B, and girl in long petticoat and apron from Strasbourg C

Background imagePants Collection: German soldiers with halberds wearing harem

German soldiers with halberds wearing harem pants, late 16th century. Gunpowder expert with his back to us, and soldier with cap and armour collar. From color pen drawings in the possession of C

Background imagePants Collection: German soldiers wearing harem pants, late 16th century

German soldiers wearing harem pants, late 16th century. Chief sutler with his arms raised, and infantry chief in armour and helmet with short staff. From color pen drawings in the possession of C

Background imagePants Collection: Princesse de Faucigny-Lucinge in polka dots at Venice Lido

Princesse de Faucigny-Lucinge in polka dots at Venice Lido
Princesse Jean de Faucigny-Lucigne, formerly Baba D Erlanger pictured taking her dogs for a walk at the Venice Lido with her husband and mother, Baroness D Erlanger

Background imagePants Collection: Woman and boy in a kitchen

Woman and boy in a kitchen, possibly as part of a safety in the home campaign. Date: circa 1960s

Background imagePants Collection: Harem skirt or harem pants

Harem skirt or harem pants
The fashion that was to cause a scandal: daring harem pants or Turkish trousers. Date: 1911

Background imagePants Collection: Mary Quant - British fashion designer and fashion icon

Mary Quant - British fashion designer and fashion icon
Mary Quant (1934- ), British fashion designer and fashion icon, she became an instrumental figure in the 1960s London-based Mod and youth fashion movements

Background imagePants Collection: Mannequins with blue jeans on a clothes stall, Ludlow Market

Mannequins with blue jeans on a clothes stall, Ludlow Market
Two mannaquins with blue jeans on a clothes stall at Ludlow Market, Shropshire, England Date: 2018

Background imagePants Collection: A mannequin with blue jeans on a clothes stall, Ludlow

A mannequin with blue jeans on a clothes stall, Ludlow
A mannequin with blue jeans on a clothes stall at Ludlow Market, Shropshire, England Date: 2018

Background imagePants Collection: Pretty young woman in Harem Pants

Pretty young woman in Harem Pants
A tall glamorous lady draws approval (and less favourable opinion!) with her choice of new style Harem Pants. Date: 1911



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