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Patches Collection

Background imagePatches Collection: Coloured shoulder patches of the Australian Corps

Coloured shoulder patches of the Australian Corps
Souvenir of the Greatest War showing coloured shoulder patches of the Australian Corps. The design is laid out in the shape of the Australian Commonwealth Military Forces badge

Background imagePatches Collection: French map of the planet Mars

French map of the planet Mars
A French map of the planet Mars, showing two views

Background imagePatches Collection: Cid Officers Sunday Best

Cid Officers Sunday Best
C.I.D officers (who can be seen in disguise as dockers in the other picture in this set) sit proudly in their Sunday best, no longer sporting fake hands and eye-patches!

Background imagePatches Collection: Sea View, Fishponds

Sea View, Fishponds
A landscape painting which shows a foreground garden, with a square patch of lawn surrounded by colourful flower patches, looking out to a countryside view of fields and hills

Background imagePatches Collection: Leningrad Cabbages

Leningrad Cabbages
Picking cabbages from the vegetable patches in front of St Isaacs Cathedral

Background imagePatches Collection: Comic postcard, Man kneeling in bed, praying for a woman Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Man kneeling in bed, praying for a woman Date: 20th century

Background imagePatches Collection: Wreck of old wooden fishing boat on banks of the River Dee

Wreck of old wooden fishing boat on banks of the River Dee
The wreck of an old wooden fishing boat at low water on the tidal banks of the River Dee at Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbrightshire, Dumfries and Galloway, SW Scotland

Background imagePatches Collection: House Near Birmingham Garden Front

House Near Birmingham Garden Front
An architectural photo lithograph of the garden front of a house near Birmingham, reproduced from a design by the architect, T

Background imagePatches Collection: The Kiss

The Kiss
This painting portrays a young, red haired lady sharing a kiss with a man by a tree with mushroom patches at the base. Date: circa 1901

Background imagePatches Collection: Music cover, Patches & Powder Entracte

Music cover, Patches & Powder Entracte by Cecil Wynne Date: 1915

Background imagePatches Collection: Downs

Downs
A landscape watercolour painting of some hills and fields, separate dby patches of woodland, under a light blue sky. Date: circa 1921

Background imagePatches Collection: Dixmude: Entree Du Beguinage

Dixmude: Entree Du Beguinage
This painting shows a front garden, consisting of flower beds and patches of lawn, divided by a nice cobbled pathway, making up the entrance to the Diksmuide Beguinage

Background imagePatches Collection: Black Hill Moss

Black Hill Moss
A landscape painting of an English countryside scene, with grassland hills which form fields divided by paths and walls, two forest patches are nestled at the front centre. Date: circa 1920

Background imagePatches Collection: Countryside Woodcut

Countryside Woodcut
A woodcut showing a broad countryside full of patches of fields, some farmhouses and winding paths. Date: circa 1926

Background imagePatches Collection: Instructions for creating decorative patches to repair holes in fabric, with ideas for motifs

Instructions for creating decorative patches to repair holes in fabric, with ideas for motifs. Date: 1943

Background imagePatches Collection: Comic postcard, Man to help with town planning Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Man to help with town planning Date: 20th century

Background imagePatches Collection: Comic postcard, A blow on the Hindenburg Line, WW1 - a satirical comment on the German

Comic postcard, A blow on the Hindenburg Line, WW1 - a satirical comment on the German defensive position on the Western Front, showing a German soldier with a line of washing. Date: circa 1916-1917

Background imagePatches Collection: Original Artwork - Christmas Cracker packaging design

Original Artwork - Christmas Cracker packaging design
Original Artwork - Painted design for advertising/packaging for C.W.S. Christmas Crackers, with the crackers coming to life and wandering away! Date: circa 1937

Background imagePatches Collection: Christmas place marker - Dutch boy with large spoon

Christmas place marker - Dutch boy with large spoon
Christmas place marker - Little Dutch boy in traditional costume, holding a large spoon. Date: circa 1937

Background imagePatches Collection: Original Artwork - little patched-up blue fabric dog

Original Artwork - little patched-up blue fabric dog, holding a yellow flower. Date: circa 1937

Background imagePatches Collection: Comic postcard, Future fathers-in-law Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Future fathers-in-law Date: 20th century

Background imagePatches Collection: Comic postcard, Elegant woman and scruffy man selling sheet music in the street Date

Comic postcard, Elegant woman and scruffy man selling sheet music in the street Date: 20th century

Background imagePatches Collection: Comic birthday postcard, Two boys about to fight as girl watches Date: 20th century

Comic birthday postcard, Two boys about to fight as girl watches Date: 20th century

Background imagePatches Collection: Comic birthday postcard, Two boys about to fight Date: 20th century

Comic birthday postcard, Two boys about to fight Date: 20th century

Background imagePatches Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - We have no Coupons

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - We have no Coupons
The long Caption blames the patches on the lack of clothing coupons but says what does that matter - to loyal pals like me and you

Background imagePatches Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Coupon shortage and making do

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Coupon shortage and making do
The long Caption gives the little girls excuse for having patches. The Home Front War Effort was helped along by cryptic slogans such as Make do and Mend and Making do

Background imagePatches Collection: Young South African Boy suffering from Vitiligo

Young South African Boy suffering from Vitiligo
Young South African Boy from Pretoria suffering from Vitiligo - titled here at the Leopard Skin Kaffir Child - A Freak of Nature. Date: circa 1905

Background imagePatches Collection: Young boy flying a kite

Young boy flying a kite
A young boy in a yellow check shirt with shoulder patches flies a kite on a reel of twine whilst kneeling at the base of a low hill amongst the mushrooms below his cottage home

Background imagePatches Collection: Preparing for the ball by Rene Lelong

Preparing for the ball by Rene Lelong
A fashionable pair prepare for a fancy dress ball, by dressing up in 18th century attire, complete with powder, flounces, perriwigs and patches

Background imagePatches Collection: Aristocratic Dress C18Th

Aristocratic Dress C18Th
Fontange headdress, petticoats are lavishly & horizontally trimmed with lace & jewels, over-skirts anticipate the polonaise of the late C18th. N.B handscreen & face patches Date: 1700 - 1707

Background imagePatches Collection: Aerial View of Tokyo, Japan, Second World War, 1945

Aerial View of Tokyo, Japan, Second World War, 1945
Aerial photograph showing some of the areas (dark patches) of Tokyo destroyed by American bombing in 1945. By the time this photograph was taken General Curtis Le May was able to boast that 51 square

Background imagePatches Collection: The Round Game of Happy Families, Mrs Scraps

The Round Game of Happy Families, Mrs Scraps
Chad Valley, The Round Game of Happy Families, Mrs Scraps the Butchers Wife. circa 1910

Background imagePatches Collection: The Round Game of Happy Families, Miss Squills

The Round Game of Happy Families, Miss Squills
Chad Valley, The Round Game of Happy Families, Miss Squills the Chemists Daughter. circa 1910

Background imagePatches Collection: Hurdy Gurdy man and woman performing in street

Hurdy Gurdy man and woman performing in street
Hurdy Gurdy man and woman performing in the street. 19th century

Background imagePatches Collection: Advert for Allcocks Porous Plasters for aches and pains WWI

Advert for Allcocks Porous Plasters for aches and pains WWI
Allcocks Porous Plasters for pain relief, rheumatism in shoulders, stiffness or soreness of muscles, prevent coughs, colds, weak lungs and strengthen weak backs and sides and restore energy. 1915

Background imagePatches Collection: Animals at a French Zoo - Giraffe

Animals at a French Zoo - Giraffe - Giraffe in Paddock. Part of Box 209 Boswell collection - Old and New French Zoo.The giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) is an African even-toed ungulate mammal

Background imagePatches Collection: The Confession - A Romantic Affair

The Confession - A Romantic Affair in the days of powder and patches. 1926

Background imagePatches Collection: Lunar Phenomenon 1893 3

Lunar Phenomenon 1893 3
Moonlight phenomena at the beginning of the Polar Night : vertical axes pass through the Moon and two mock moons, luminous patches show where they intersect the horizon Date: November 1893

Background imagePatches Collection: Illustration by Cecil Aldin, Spot meets a poodle

Illustration by Cecil Aldin, Spot meets a poodle
Illustration by Cecil Aldin, Spot is stolen, and sold to a man in London, where he meets a poodle. " A curious-looking foreign dog." Date: 1895

Background imagePatches Collection: White bulldog puppy chases black French poodle

White bulldog puppy chases black French poodle
A white bulldog puppy chases a black French poodle during a holiday in Ostend. Date: 1905

Background imagePatches Collection: White bulldog puppy with black French poodle

White bulldog puppy with black French poodle
A white bulldog puppy gets to know a black French poodle during a holiday at Ostend. Date: 1905

Background imagePatches Collection: Dolpin Sonar system - wearing eye-patches and using

Dolpin Sonar system - wearing eye-patches and using echo location. dolphins will use echolocation to hunt for food hidden in sand in the seabed

Background imagePatches Collection: Dolphin Sonar system - wearing eye-patches

Dolphin Sonar system - wearing eye-patches and using echolocation. dolphins will use echolocation to hunt for food hidden in sand in the seabed

Background imagePatches Collection: Advert for Allcocks Plasters for aches and pains WWI

Advert for Allcocks Plasters for aches and pains WWI
Allcocks Plasters for pain relief, backache, rheumatism, lumbago and any local pain. 1916

Background imagePatches Collection: Beauty Spots & Patches

Beauty Spots & Patches
A woman with beauty spots and patches on her face in the shape of crescent moons, a star and even a horse and carriage Date: 1630s

Background imagePatches Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - A little bit behind

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - A little bit behind
" A little bit behind!" - A kind young girl helps her boy chum who has torn his shorts and requires an urgent spot of patching-up! Date: circa 1942

Background imagePatches Collection: Christmas Postcard - Jolly Sweep delivering a letter

Christmas Postcard - Jolly Sweep delivering a letter
Christmas Postcard - Jolly Sweep delivering good wishes. Traditionally chimney sweeps used to go door to door wishing (and hopefully bringing) folk good luck

Background imagePatches Collection: Patches painted on the bow of the Queen Elizabeth

Patches painted on the bow of the Queen Elizabeth
To record the movements of the hull at all stages of the ships plunge to the waters of the Clyde the white patches painted on the bow of the Queen Elizabeth are photographed by cine-camera when she



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