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Pearl Collection

Background imagePearl Collection: Pearly King & Queen 1920

Pearly King & Queen 1920
A Pearl King and Queen with a seaside studio backdrop behind them

Background imagePearl Collection: HRH Queen Elizabeth II

HRH Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022). She is wearing the George IV State Diadem or Diamond Diadem. Date: circa 1954

Background imagePearl Collection: HRH Queen Elizabeth II

HRH Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022). She is wearing the George IV State Diadem or Diamond Diadem. Date: circa 1954

Background imagePearl Collection: Gabrielle Coco Chanel

Gabrielle Coco Chanel
A camera study of Gabrielle Bonheur, Coco Chanel (1883 -1971). Date: 1929

Background imagePearl Collection: Map / Asia / China 1864

Map / Asia / China 1864
CANTON and the PEARL RIVER, including HONG KONG, MACAO, TAIPING, WHAMPOA and other historical locations Date: 1864

Background imagePearl Collection: HM Queen Mary (of Teck) - Queen of King George V

HM Queen Mary (of Teck) - Queen of King George V
HM Queen Mary (of Teck) (1867-1953) - Queen of King George V - superb photographic portrait. Date: 1911

Background imagePearl Collection: The attack carrier USS Coral Sea enters Pearl Harbour

The attack carrier USS Coral Sea enters Pearl Harbour
September 1960

Background imagePearl Collection: Bus embedded in house, Blackstock Road, London

Bus embedded in house, Blackstock Road, London
Bus embedded in the front of a house in Blackstock Road, London NW4, on 13 January 1974. The car in the foreground was shunted through a garden wall after being struck by the bus

Background imagePearl Collection: Dubrovnik. Map of the city before the earthquake of 1667

Dubrovnik. Map of the city before the earthquake of 1667. Croatia

Background imagePearl Collection: Cora Pearl, Courtesan

Cora Pearl, Courtesan
CORA PEARL (1835 - 1886) born ELIZA EMMA CROUCH Victorian courtesan operating mostly in France; mistress of Prince Napoleon; seen here seated sidesaddle on toy horse Date: circa 1870

Background imagePearl Collection: Kashmir Shawl Dress 1810

Kashmir Shawl Dress 1810
Red evening shawl dress created from a Kashmir shawl has short puffed sleeves & is worn over a habit shirt. She carries a green shawl & wears a pearl bandeau in her hair. Date: 1810

Background imagePearl Collection: 1940s hairstyle

1940s hairstyle
An elegant woman with an elaborate 1940s hairstyle decorated with pearls. circa 1940s

Background imagePearl Collection: Moroccan Harem

Moroccan Harem - three women of the Harem seated on a fine carpet with a young child and surrounded with lush plants and octagonal Mother-of-pearl inlaid table and comfortable cushions

Background imagePearl Collection: Shell Fountain / Costume

Shell Fountain / Costume
Tunic dress by Paquin: draped tango skirt with front split & train, translucent flared tunic & pearl adorned corsage, toque / turban with feather trim

Background imagePearl Collection: Turkish Lady on a settee smoking

Turkish Lady on a settee smoking
A Turkish lady reclining quizzically on an Ottoman settee, smoking a narghile pipe, whilst drinking coffee

Background imagePearl Collection: Costume design by Bergere Oscar Perrault

Costume design by Bergere Oscar Perrault
Costume design or fashion illustration for Bergere Oscar Perrault for a girl in lilac gown with pearl detail and feather fan, 1920s 1920s

Background imagePearl Collection: Poster advertising trips to Uganda

Poster advertising trips to Uganda, Pearl of Africa, depicting four springbok. 20th century

Background imagePearl Collection: Diana, Princess of Wales - St. Columb, Cornwall

Diana, Princess of Wales - St. Columb, Cornwall
A portrait of Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-1997) visiting St. Columb, Cornwall

Background imagePearl Collection: Catherine of Braganza

Catherine of Braganza
CATHERINE OF BRAGANZA Queen of Charles II Her seal and signature are also shown here

Background imagePearl Collection: Prostitute / Cora Pearl

Prostitute / Cora Pearl
Cora Pearl, alias Emma Crouch, courtesan

Background imagePearl Collection: Isabella of Portugal (1503-1539). Engraving. Colored

Isabella of Portugal (1503-1539). Engraving. Colored
Isabella of Portugal (1503-1539). Queen of Spain and Empress of Germany. Engraving after a painting of Titian, by Al Dauvergne. The Artistic Illustration, 1902. Colored

Background imagePearl Collection: Diana, Princess of Wales in St Columb, Cornwall

Diana, Princess of Wales in St Columb, Cornwall
Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-1997), chatting to a member of the 650th anniversary Pageant cast during a visit to St Columb, Cornwall

Background imagePearl Collection: Japanese Pearl Divers

Japanese Pearl Divers Date: circa 1930s

Background imagePearl Collection: Female Type / Topless 1920

Female Type / Topless 1920
Demure-looking young woman, going topless

Background imagePearl Collection: Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, second wife

Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, second wife to Henry VIII 1501-1536. Depicted as she appeared in France with Mary Tudor. She wears a gable hood chaperon with hanging tail, low-cut bodice

Background imagePearl Collection: Advert for Frank Hyams Ltd, diamonds jewellery 1911

Advert for Frank Hyams Ltd, diamonds jewellery 1911
Selection of womens diamond jewellery. Date: 1911

Background imagePearl Collection: Fabulous Feather Headdress - 1920s Fashion

Fabulous Feather Headdress - 1920s Fashion. Date: 1920s

Background imagePearl Collection: Countess of Cromer

Countess of Cromer
Lady Cromer, formerly Lady Ruby Elliott, daughter of the fourth Earl of Minto. She married the Earl of Cromer (when he was Viscount Errington) in 1908 and had two daughters

Background imagePearl Collection: Gertie Millar - English stage actress and singer

Gertie Millar - English stage actress and singer
Gertie Millar (1879-1952) - English stage actress and singer, married 2nd Earl of Dudley in 1924, becoming the Countess of Dudley. Date: circa 1908

Background imagePearl Collection: Pearl fishing in the Persian Gulf

Pearl fishing in the Persian Gulf
The Pearl Fishery in the Persian Gulf. Sidi-Arab diver with pince-nez. The Mosquito Fleet at anchor. The divers at work below. Apparatus used by the divers. Date: 1881

Background imagePearl Collection: The Dolly Sisters and Pearl White

The Dolly Sisters and Pearl White, location unknown, 1920s 1920s

Background imagePearl Collection: Egyptian Lady of the Harem

Egyptian Lady of the Harem
An Egyptian Lady of the Harem, reclining on a couch and smoking a nargile pipe Date: 1910s

Background imagePearl Collection: Advertisement for Players cigarettes

Advertisement for Players cigarettes
Players please " Its the tobacco that counts" Young elegant lady holding a cigarette in a holder. Date: 1930

Background imagePearl Collection: Bombardment of Kagoshima

Bombardment of Kagoshima
Following the breakdown of negotiations to seek recompense for the Namamugi Incident in September 1862, and having been surprised by cannon fire from the shore

Background imagePearl Collection: Tunisia - Arab Bazaar

Tunisia - Arab Bazaar
Tunisia - an Arab dealer sitting in his shop, surrounded by his wares (pretty much everything you can imagine) including drapes, rugs, pots, a stuffed baby crocodile, swords, guns

Background imagePearl Collection: Tlemcen - Tomb of the Princess - Algeria

Tlemcen - Tomb of the Princess - Algeria
Tomb of the Princess at Tlemcen ( The Pearl of the Maghreb ) in northwestern Algeria - capital of Tlemcen Province. The name Tlemcen comes from the Berber for Dry Spring

Background imagePearl Collection: Play / Wilde / Salome

Play / Wilde / Salome
The dancers reward: the head on a platter. Maud Allan holds the head of Johannen. Date: 1907

Background imagePearl Collection: Viscountess Castlereagh in her famous necklace & tiara

Viscountess Castlereagh in her famous necklace & tiara
Edith Vane-Tempest-Stewart, Viscountess Castlereagh, later Marchioness of Londonderry DBE (3 December 1878 23 April 1959), noted society hostess,

Background imagePearl Collection: Haworthia minor or Tulista minima

Haworthia minor or Tulista minima (Least pearl aloe, Aloe margaritifera minima). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by F. Sansom after an illustration by Sydenham Edwards from William Curtis The

Background imagePearl Collection: The Lady Lloyd of Dolobran by Glyn W. Philpot

The Lady Lloyd of Dolobran by Glyn W. Philpot
Lady Lloyd of Dolobran, formerly Blanche Lascelles, painted by Glyn W. Philpot. 1929

Background imagePearl Collection: Advert for Gorringes inexpensive summer frocks 1929

Advert for Gorringes inexpensive summer frocks 1929
Three charming floral frocks, available from Gorringes. Date: 1929

Background imagePearl Collection: Parisienne models wearing headdresses 1914

Parisienne models wearing headdresses 1914
Fashionable parisienne models wearing the latest headwear and hair. Date: 1914

Background imagePearl Collection: Lady Louis Mountbatten

Lady Louis Mountbatten (1901 -1960), Countess Mountbatten of Burma and Vicerine of India, formerly Edwina Ashley. Wife of Lord Louis Mountbatten

Background imagePearl Collection: Dolly Sisters wearing their Ciro pearl costumes

Dolly Sisters wearing their Ciro pearl costumes
The Dolly Sisters wearing their Ciro pearl in League of Notions, London, 1921 1921

Background imagePearl Collection: WWII - Remember Pearl Harbour

WWII - Remember Pearl Harbour
Remember Pearl Harbour First Day Cover illustration depicting the Japanese aerial assault on the American Naval base at Pearl Harbour, a lagoon harbour on the island of Oahu, Hawaii

Background imagePearl Collection: Bank door transportation

Bank door transportation
Safes, Bankers Trust Co. Vaults. Team of horses pulling a vault door on Broad Street at Pearl Street, presumably on its way to the Bankers Trust Co. for installation; sign of rig reads: EMERGENCY DOOR

Background imagePearl Collection: Three Battleships Hit in Pearl Harbour

Three Battleships Hit in Pearl Harbour
The photograph shows three ships hit by the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour, the West Virginia, the Tennessee and the Arizona

Background imagePearl Collection: Pearl Buck / Nobel 1938

Pearl Buck / Nobel 1938
PEARL BUCK American novelist Date: 1892 - 1973



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