Framed Pictures, Canvas Prints
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Polishing Gallery

Available as Framed Prints, Photos, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 74 pictures in our Polishing collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

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Two Shoeshine boys fighting over a potential customer

Two Shoeshine boys fighting over a potential customer - humorous images used as a promotional tool for Blecao - the blurb for which reads as follows: "For solid teeth to replace your baby teeth, ask your mom for a BLECAO Bledine-based reconstitution breakfast." Date: circa 1907

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection

1900s, Ad, Advert, Advertisement, Blecao, Bledine, Boys, Comedy, Comic, Customer, Dropping, Falling, Fight, Fighting, Fun, Funny, Healthy, Humorous, Humour, Polishing, Promo, Promotional, Scene, Shoeshine, Shopping, Smart, Solid, Teeth

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The Enthusiastic Bootblack by H M Bateman

The Enthusiastic Bootblack by H M Bateman, starts with an innocent scenario, a man needs his shoes polished, but the Bootblack on the street is an earnest and hardworking type. He takes so long polishing the boot that the man becomes frustrated and tries to pull his foot from the stand. The Bootblack does not let go and the man grabs hold of an omnibus to extract himself, pulling the polishing man with him until his boot comes off and the Bootblack carries on polishing as he lay in the street. Date: 1920

© Estate of H M Bateman/ILN/Mary Evans Picture Library

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Suffragette in Prison Dress Cleaning Kettle

Suffragette in Prison Dress Cleaning Kettle. A suffragette in replica prison uniform, sits polishing a cooking pot. She wears a large prison badge, issued from Holloway Prison. Probably from the W.S.P.U's recreation of the 'Second division' cell on show at the Women's Exhibition May 1909. Prince's Skating Rink. Date: circa 1909

© The March of the Women Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library