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Background imagePlume Collection: Calyptorhynchus funereus, yellow-tailed black cockatoo

Calyptorhynchus funereus, yellow-tailed black cockatoo
Watercolour 137 by Thomas Watling from the Watling Collection titled Banksian Cockatoo, native name Kar ratt

Background imagePlume Collection: Bronze head with beaded crown and plume. 12th-14th

Bronze head with beaded crown and plume. 12th-14th c. King of Oni, king of Ife. Yoruba art. Sculpture on bronze. UNITED KINGDOM. London. The British Museum. Proc: NIGERIA. Ife

Background imagePlume Collection: Nymphicus hollandicus, cockatiel

Nymphicus hollandicus, cockatiel
Plate 27 from Edward Lears Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidae or Parrots (1832). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imagePlume Collection: Pelecanus erythrorynchos, American white pelican

Pelecanus erythrorynchos, American white pelican
Plate 311 from John James Audubons Birds of America, original double elephant folio (1835-38), hand-coloured aquatint. Engraved, printed and coloured by R. Havell (& Son), London

Background imagePlume Collection: Field Officer of the 12th Royal Lancers

Field Officer of the 12th Royal Lancers
Field Officer (any officer from the rank of Lieutenant Colonel upwards) from the 12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales). Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imagePlume Collection: Callipepla californica, Californian quail

Callipepla californica, Californian quail
Plate 413 from John James Audubons Birds of America, original double elephant folio (1835-38), hand-coloured aquatint. Engraved, printed and coloured by R. Havell (& Son), London

Background imagePlume Collection: Lieutenant of the Royal Horse Artillery

Lieutenant of the Royal Horse Artillery in Full Dress. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imagePlume Collection: Soldier from the First City Troop, Philadelphia, in uniform

Soldier from the First City Troop, Philadelphia, in uniform and helmet with a plume, standing on a bluff over looking a river, perhaps the Schuylkill or the Delaware. Date 1839

Background imagePlume Collection: Ardea herodias, great blue heron

Ardea herodias, great blue heron
Plate 211 from John James Audubons Birds of America, original double elephant folio (1834-35), hand-coloured aquatint. Engraved, printed and coloured by R. Havell (& Son), London

Background imagePlume Collection: Court gowns by Reville

Court gowns by Reville
Court gowns approved by King George V and Queen Mary for presentation at court in the year 1926. Designed by Reville of Hanover Square. Date: 1926

Background imagePlume Collection: Cacatua moluccensis, salmon-crested cockatoo

Cacatua moluccensis, salmon-crested cockatoo
Plate 2 from Edward Lears Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidae or Parrots (1832). Hand coloured lithograph

Background imagePlume Collection: Bacup Coconut Dancers

Bacup Coconut Dancers
NUTTERS DANCE:(Lancashire) Britannia Bacup Coconut dancers, York Summer Festival. In order that their spell may be more effective they black their faces in disguise

Background imagePlume Collection: Frock, Fur & Feather Fan

Frock, Fur & Feather Fan
Narrow tubular shaped dress in an ornate fabric by Worth with a plunging back, beaded straps, fur trimmed hem & a long train attached at the lower back. She holds a large feather fan

Background imagePlume Collection: Race Going Couple

Race Going Couple
A bright orange tunic dress with a narrow hobble skirt, sleeves with volans, a V neck bodice & pannier or polonaise over-skirt & a soft brimless hat with a plume

Background imagePlume Collection: Two Ladies Walking 1853

Two Ladies Walking 1853
Brown dress: Greek key design border, blue waistcoat, tie & black hat with plumes; black dress: skirt en tablier, caraco body, scallop shaped cuffs & basques & a paisley shawl. Date: 1853

Background imagePlume Collection: Stromboli Volcano erupting - Italy

Stromboli Volcano erupting - Italy. Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePlume Collection: Berets by Rose Valois

Berets by Rose Valois
Two hats by Rose Valois described as berets. Both are close-fitting and brimless

Background imagePlume Collection: The Welsh Guards leaving Buckingham Palace, London

The Welsh Guards leaving Buckingham Palace, London
circa 1910s

Background imagePlume Collection: Royal Horse Guard Sentries - Life Guards, Horseguards Parade, Whitehall, London Date

Royal Horse Guard Sentries - Life Guards, Horseguards Parade, Whitehall, London Date: 1943

Background imagePlume Collection: Men in doublet and hose, 16th century

Men in doublet and hose, 16th century
Young man in slashed doublet and hose with flag A, man in doublet and hose B, and man in armour and helmet, late 16th century

Background imagePlume Collection: WW1 - Italy - A cycling sharpshooter - Bersaglieri

WW1 - Italy - A cycling sharpshooter - Bersaglieri
WW1 - A mobile member of the Italian Army - a cycling sharpshooter ( Bersaglieri ). The Bersaglieri are a corps of the Italian Army originally created by General Alessandro La Marmora in the 1830s to

Background imagePlume Collection: Water splash ride

Water splash ride Date: early 1900s

Background imagePlume Collection: Le Voeu Exauce Part 2

Le Voeu Exauce Part 2
Part two of a pair of illustrations, which shows a finely dressed lady immersed in a plume of dust created by a motor vehicle roaring down the road

Background imagePlume Collection: Mourning dress 1861

Mourning dress 1861
The death of Prince Albert prompts full scale national mourning and a surge in the sale of black fabrics. Here are 3 mourning outfits proposed for January 1862. Date: 1861

Background imagePlume Collection: Grumman TBF-1 Avenger 4-T-2

Grumman TBF-1 Avenger 4-T-2
United States Navy - Grumman TBF-1 Avenger 4-T-2 of VT-4 dropping a torpedo. (Note the exhaust plume from the torpedo motor). Date: circa 1942

Background imagePlume Collection: Newhaven to Dieppe ferry

Newhaven to Dieppe ferry
Passengers on deck of cross-channel ferry with plume of thick black smoke issuing from funnel. Date: circa 1930s

Background imagePlume Collection: Ada Broadbent wearing an exotic plumed and feathered

Ada Broadbent wearing an exotic plumed and feathered
Ada Broadbent, premiere denseuse, wearing an exotic plumed and feathered costume in the Plume Idea - a new Fanchon and Marco presentation on the West coast USA, 1927 Date: 1927

Background imagePlume Collection: Medieval knight in armour introducing his lady to a knight

Medieval knight in armour introducing his lady to a knight. Sir Ethelbert introduces Adelaide to Alan in front of the Baron

Background imagePlume Collection: Fashionable man with monocle, era of Marie Antoinette

Fashionable man with monocle, era of Marie Antoinette
Fashionable man with monocle, in striped coat and tricorn, era of Marie Antoinette. Le Lorgneur. Copperplate etching by Auguste Etienne Guillaumot from Costumes et coiffures du XVIIIe siecle

Background imagePlume Collection: Dandy with lorgnette, era of Marie Antoinette

Dandy with lorgnette, era of Marie Antoinette
Dandy in black suit, breeches and stockings, holding a sprig of flowers and looking through a pocket telescope or lorgnette. Era of Marie Antoinette. Handcolored engraving by Ap

Background imagePlume Collection: Porcelain designs for tableware, 1913

Porcelain designs for tableware, 1913
Porcelain designs for tableware from Saxe, Mennecy, Nymphenbourg and Wedgwood, 1913. Handcoloured pochoir (stencil) etching from Tommaso Antonginis Journal des Dames et des Modes

Background imagePlume Collection: Woman in cloche hat, sheath dress and satin top, 1913

Woman in cloche hat, sheath dress and satin top, 1913
Woman in cloche hat, crepe de chine sheath dress and embroidered satin top. Fourreau de crepe de chine, veste de satin brodee a chale de linon

Background imagePlume Collection: Woman in velvet coursing outfit trimmed with opossum

Woman in velvet coursing outfit trimmed with opossum
Woman in coursing outfit in plum velvet trimmed with opossum fur, hunting shoes with white gaiters, dog in green coat. Toilette de coursing en velours prune garnie d opossum

Background imagePlume Collection: Woman in pink damask cape trimmed with blue fox

Woman in pink damask cape trimmed with blue fox, black paradise hairdress, in front of a bonsai tree and shoji screen. Manteau de damas rose garni de renard bleu, coiffure de paradis noirs

Background imagePlume Collection: Woman in dress and long jacket of blue wool velvet

Woman in dress and long jacket of blue wool velvet decorated with checkerboard velvet. Robe en velours de laine bleu avec longue jaquette de meme etoffe double et garnie de velours a petit damier

Background imagePlume Collection: Woman in green ratine and black velvet suit

Woman in green ratine and black velvet suit, raspberry taffeta gilet. Tailleur de ratine verte et velours noir, Gilet de taffetas fraise

Background imagePlume Collection: Woman in cape of charmeuse satin bordered with fox fur, 1913

Woman in cape of charmeuse satin bordered with fox fur, 1913
Woman in cape of pastel-pink charmeuse satin bordered with white fox fur leaning on a table. Manteau de charmeuse rose pastel garni de renard blanc

Background imagePlume Collection: French soprano Mlle Virginie Dejazet as Mimi in

French soprano Mlle Virginie Dejazet as Mimi in the one-act vaudeville Grisettes by Scribe and Dupin at the Gymnase-Dramatique, 1823

Background imagePlume Collection: Knights performing the Torch Dance (Fackeltanz)

Knights performing the Torch Dance (Fackeltanz). They wear plumed helmets, face masks and short jackets with ribbons from the shoulder. From Hans Burgkmairs Triomphe de l Empereur Maximilian I, 1526

Background imagePlume Collection: Warrior of Ombai with armour, shield and kris

Warrior of Ombai with armour, shield and kris. He wears his hair tied up in a plume. Man of Ombai Island (Ombay), Indonesia

Background imagePlume Collection: Plume offerings made at the shrine of Pai yat yamo

Plume offerings made at the shrine of Pai yat yamo, God of Music, Zuni nation. Chromolithograph by August Hoen from John Wesley Powells 23rd Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology

Background imagePlume Collection: Sword swallowers of the Ma tke Thlan nakwe

Sword swallowers of the Ma tke Thlan nakwe, Great Fire Fraternity, Zuni nation. Lithograph by August Hoen from John Wesley Powells 23rd Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology, Washington

Background imagePlume Collection: Sword of the Thle wekwe, Sword Swallower Fraternity

Sword of the Thle wekwe, Sword Swallower Fraternity, Zuni nation. Chromolithograph by August Hoen from John Wesley Powells 23rd Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology, Washington, 1904

Background imagePlume Collection: The Incomparable Ravel, French rope dancer

The Incomparable Ravel, French rope dancer
The incomparable Ravel, a guitar-playing French tightrope artist from the early 19th century, with two dancers on thick ropes

Background imagePlume Collection: Coryphees at a ball

Coryphees at a ball. Incroyables in jackets with outsize buttons and collars, long cravat, huge bicorn hat, and merveilleuses with decollete dresses and large lace collars

Background imagePlume Collection: Merveilleuses playing the game of blind mans buff

Merveilleuses playing the game of blind mans buff. A blindfolded woman runs in a garden as one woman strokes her hand and another grabs her muslin dress

Background imagePlume Collection: Woman in a shop choosing a new dress, early 19th century

Woman in a shop choosing a new dress, early 19th century
Woman in a shop trying to decide which dress matches her new hat. A shopgirl holds a dress trimmed with flowers, and another with gauze frill

Background imagePlume Collection: An organ grinder and a poodle with spinning machine

An organ grinder and a poodle with spinning machine before an audience of fashionable women in bonnets with plumes, shawls and lace dresses



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