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Background imageParties Collection: The It Girl by George Whitelaw

The It Girl by George Whitelaw
Colour illustration showing an attractive socialite surrounded by attentive gentlemen

Background imageParties Collection: Chelsea Arts Ball - Noel Coward and Ivor Novello

Chelsea Arts Ball - Noel Coward and Ivor Novello
A group at the Annual Chelsea Arts Club Ball, held at the Royal Albert Hall every New Years Eve. Back row from left, Mr Frank Verner Leveson, Mrs Calthrop, Ivor Novello, Miss Gladys Cooper

Background imageParties Collection: Gebrauchsgrafik illustration, 1928

Gebrauchsgrafik illustration, 1928
Highly stylised art deco illustration showing three people (one woman and two men) in evening dress, sitting on what look like cocktail stools

Background imageParties Collection: The Toast by William Heath Robinson

The Toast by William Heath Robinson
A charming and detailed scene showing a large extended family, or possibly group of villagers drinking a toast around a large table groaning with delicious fruit pies, turkey, jelly, soup

Background imageParties Collection: The Chelsea Arts Club Dazzle Ball

The Chelsea Arts Club Dazzle Ball
A flamboyant fancy-dress ball given by the Chelsea Arts Club at the Albert Hall. It was based on the principles of Dazzle

Background imageParties Collection: The Sites of London, by William Heath Robinson

The Sites of London, by William Heath Robinson
Humorous designs for London fancy dress parties by William Heath Robinson. Please note: Credit must appear as Courtesy of the estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/ILN/Mary Evans

Background imageParties Collection: Chelsea Arts Club Ball

Chelsea Arts Club Ball
An impression of the Dazzle Ball of the Chelsea Arts Club held to celebrate the Allied victory at the end of World War One. Costumes were inspired by the dazzle

Background imageParties Collection: Roman orgy to celebrate the Saturnalia

Roman orgy to celebrate the Saturnalia
Roman men and women having an orgy to celebrate the Saturnalia, held in honour of the god Saturn. Date: circa 1st century

Background imageParties Collection: Peace, Perfect Peace by Heath Robinson

Peace, Perfect Peace by Heath Robinson. Being the Morning after the Night Before. The aftermath of energetic peace celebrations to mark the end of the First World War

Background imageParties Collection: The Party by Muriel Dawson

The Party by Muriel Dawson
A little girl in a pink dress entertains her toys with a tea party in her playroom

Background imageParties Collection: The Bright Young People at a party

The Bright Young People at a party
A group of Bright Young Things at Captain Macheacans fancy dress party where guests were instructed to come as a living celebrity

Background imageParties Collection: The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh arrive at Ethiopian Embassy

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh arrive at Ethiopian Embassy
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, arriving at the Ethiopian Embassy for a private dinner party given by the Emperor of Ethiopia (Haile Selassie) during a visit to Britain

Background imageParties Collection: Mrs Whighams Ascot Party

Mrs Whighams Ascot Party
A group at a house party held by Mrs George Hay Whigham at her home at Ascot, during Ascot Week. From left, Mr, C. Moore, Miss Margaret Whigham (Mrs Whighams daughter, later the Duchess of Argyll)

Background imageParties Collection: Fairies by Hilda Miller

Fairies by Hilda Miller
Enchanting illustration depicting a group of fairies holding hands and dancing through a field of flowers, while butterflies overhead mimic their dance steps

Background imageParties Collection: Deana Martin and Ray Williams dancing at a 1960s nightclub

Deana Martin and Ray Williams dancing at a 1960s nightclub
Deana Martin (1948-), daughter of American singer Dean Martin, dances with music producer Ray Williams (1947-) in Tiles, a swinging nightclub in Oxford Street, London. 1966

Background imageParties Collection: Suffragette W. S. P. U Pinner Constance Lytton

Suffragette W. S. P. U Pinner Constance Lytton
Suffragette W.S.P.U Pinner Constance Lytton. The Pinner, Middlesex, branch of the Womens Social and Political Union, captioned on reverse, W.S.P.U Garden Party given by Mr. & Mrs

Background imageParties Collection: The Balloon Baby by Muriel Dawson

The Balloon Baby by Muriel Dawson
A little girl in a frilly dress and bonnet marches along with a doll under warm and a bunch of balloons in her other hand

Background imageParties Collection: Craven Lodge Fancy Ball

Craven Lodge Fancy Ball
A page from The Tatler, featuring photographs and a report on the Craven Lodge Fancy Ball in Melton, Leicestershire, a New Year party with a prehistoric fancy dress theme

Background imageParties Collection: Dinner Party at Home

Dinner Party at Home
A lavish dinner party takes place in a French household

Background imageParties Collection: Christmas crackers box label

Christmas crackers box label
Label for a box of Batgers Carnival crackers featuring a couple in fancy dress, he dressed as Harlequin, playing a ukelele and a banjo

Background imageParties Collection: Boy and girl in paper hats pull a cracker at the party table Date: circa 1929

Boy and girl in paper hats pull a cracker at the party table Date: circa 1929

Background imageParties Collection: The Tatler cover - Fashion for debutantes - party

The Tatler cover - Fashion for debutantes - party
Front cover of society magazine, The Tatler featuring a photograph of people doing what looks like the twist at the annual ball of the Heythrop Hunt held at R.A.F. Little Rissington

Background imageParties Collection: Advert for Finnigans, New Bond Street, London, W1

Advert for Finnigans, New Bond Street, London, W1
Black and white advert in the Sketch for Finnigans of New Bond Street, London, featuring their Private Cocktail Bar which was...fitted at Back with shelves and compartments for Glasses, Bottles, etc

Background imageParties Collection: A Vintage Season for Debutantes

A Vintage Season for Debutantes
Page from The Tatler by the magazines social editor, Jennifer, listing some of the events taking place during the Season of 1957, together with portraits of two debutantes

Background imageParties Collection: On with the dance by Lewis Baumer

On with the dance by Lewis Baumer
A fancy dress ball in full swing in the early 1920s with couples on the dance floor in costume and balloons and streamers filling the air. Date: 1921

Background imageParties Collection: Naval manoeuvres on East Coast by G. H. Davis

Naval manoeuvres on East Coast by G. H. Davis
The naval manoeuvres of 1913: the varying fortunes of the East Coast raiding parties. How the Humber Ports were raided last week by the Red fleet

Background imageParties Collection: Busy Coronation street tea-party

Busy Coronation street tea-party
A street tea-party in Dante Road, Kennington, London, celebrating the Coronation of King George VI. Date: 1937

Background imageParties Collection: Cocktails by Baird

Cocktails by Baird
A wonderful, stylised illustration showing a fashionable flapper girl not only drinking a cocktail but hallucinating about them also

Background imageParties Collection: Nellie Wallaces party at Warwick Square

Nellie Wallaces party at Warwick Square
A large group of guests gathered on the stairs at the engagement party of comedienne, Nellie Wallace and Mr. J. Selwyn Smithurst at Warwick Square, London

Background imageParties Collection: Banquet scene in the Egyptian Hall at Mansion House

Banquet scene in the Egyptian Hall at Mansion House in London, 1808. Engraving by Augustus Pugin and Thomas Rowlandson for The Microcosm of London published by Rudolph Ackermann (1808-1810). Engraving

Background imageParties Collection: The Graphic Christmas Number 1926 front cover

The Graphic Christmas Number 1926 front cover
Front cover of The Graphic Christmas Number 1926 featuring an illustration depicting party goers arriving at a fancy dress ball

Background imageParties Collection: Batgers Musical Party Crackers

Batgers Musical Party Crackers
A group enjoy a party game where everyone is given a whistle and one person, wearing a rather silly party hat, stands up and conducts

Background imageParties Collection: Batgers Crackers

Batgers Crackers
A girl in a yellow party frock and matching hat slides down a staircase on a tea tray while a motley group of revellers in fancy dress cheer her on

Background imageParties Collection: Barricades 1588

Barricades 1588
THE WARS OF RELIGION The Ligue Catholique organises the Day of Barricades in Paris, with street fighting between the opposing parties

Background imageParties Collection: PARTY / DARE HE? MISTLETOE

PARTY / DARE HE? MISTLETOE
DARE HE ? A girl pauses beneath a mistletoe sprig, wondering if hes man enough to seize his chance... Date: 1920

Background imageParties Collection: Lady Louis Mountbatten - Tatler front cover

Lady Louis Mountbatten - Tatler front cover
The Hon. Mrs Wilfred Ashley (left), Colonel Geoffrey Carr-Glyn and Mrs Ashleys daughter, Lady Louis Mountbatten (1901 - 1960), later Countess Mountbatten of Burma

Background imageParties Collection: Turtle Soup Advertisement

Turtle Soup Advertisement
T.K Belliss Real Turtle Soup. Guarenteed to be the product of the Finest Imported Live Turtle. Delicious and economical, nourishing, sustaining and easily digested

Background imageParties Collection: Royal Garden Party

Royal Garden Party Straight from their visit to Scotland, their Majesties held a Garden Party in brilliant weather in the grounds of Buckingham Palace

Background imageParties Collection: The Maske of Flowers at Grays Inn

The Maske of Flowers at Grays Inn given in commemoration of Queen Victorias Jubilee

Background imageParties Collection: Party / Rejoicing 1920S

Party / Rejoicing 1920S
Men and women doing a lively dance - Rejoicing!

Background imageParties Collection: Washington Xmas Dinner

Washington Xmas Dinner
George Washington, at Christmas dinner at his home at Mount Vernon, proposes a toast To all our friends

Background imageParties Collection: Advert / Gold Flake Cigs

Advert / Gold Flake Cigs
Willss Gold Flake at Tennis Parties - the Mans cigarette that Women like

Background imageParties Collection: Before Guests Arrive

Before Guests Arrive
The hostess examines her table setting to make sure she hasn t forgotten anything

Background imageParties Collection: Trombonist 1890S Photo

Trombonist 1890S Photo
Who is this unnamed trombonist of Bristol, posing so glumly with his instrument ? Did he perform at parties ? If so, he was doubtless the life and soul of the evening

Background imageParties Collection: WW2 - Hall Barn, near Beaconsfield, which was re-purposed during wartime to the

WW2 - Hall Barn, near Beaconsfield, which was re-purposed during wartime to the production of hospital supplies under its chatelaine the Honourable Mrs E F Lawson

Background imageParties Collection: Miss Margaret Whigham and her parents

Miss Margaret Whigham and her parents
Miss Margaret Whigham, later Mrs Charles Sweeny and then Duchess of Argyll, pictured with her parents Mr and Mrs George Hay Whigham at a a ball they held at their house, Queens Hill

Background imageParties Collection: Lockheed YF-104A Starfighter 55-2956

Lockheed YF-104A Starfighter 55-2956
United States Air Force - Lockheed YF-104A Starfighter 55-2956 (MSN 183-1002), the number 2 YF-104 seen with a pilot in partial pressure suitat its unveiling at Palmdale, CA. on 17 April 1956

Background imageParties Collection: German elections 1912

German elections 1912
Illustration showing how inside the Reichstag is divided and how the German parities were decided at the dissolution. The above view shows the semi-circular floor of the House



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