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Promenading Collection

Background imagePromenading Collection: Suspension Pier, Seaview, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England

Suspension Pier, Seaview, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England
The elegant Suspension Pier, Seaview, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England. The suspension pier was designed by Frank Caws, a Seaview-born engineer/architect then working in Sunderland

Background imagePromenading Collection: Tollard Royal Hotel, Bournemouth, Dorset

Tollard Royal Hotel, Bournemouth, Dorset. Date: circa late 1910s

Background imagePromenading Collection: Garden Party Frock 1913

Garden Party Frock 1913
Garden party dress by Redfern: tubular style tunic dress with batea (boat) neck, hobble skirt & ornamented with lace & tassels. Hat: flat crown, wide brim, large black bow

Background imagePromenading Collection: Warrior Square, Hastings

Warrior Square, Hastings
A view of the square complete with promenaders strolling along the seafront. The sea is choppy with waves breaking against the sea-wall but a boating party brave it. Date: 1860s

Background imagePromenading Collection: Cruise passengers promenading on deck

Cruise passengers promenading on deck, January 1949 Date: 1949

Background imagePromenading Collection: Woman promenading in the Parc Monceau, 1886

Woman promenading in the Parc Monceau, 1886
The main avenue in the Parc Monceau, 1886. Woman in dress with lace pelerin and apron, parasol. Fashionable people riding horses, driving carriages, strolling in the gardens

Background imagePromenading Collection: English tourists promenading in the Tuileries Garden

English tourists promenading in the Tuileries Garden, Paris, 19th century. French cuirassiers, ladies in crinolines stroll in the gardens. Mr

Background imagePromenading Collection: Scarborough Beach, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Scarborough Beach, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
People promenading and listening to the band at Scarborough Beach, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Date: circa 1908

Background imagePromenading Collection: The afternoon promenade at Biarritz

The afternoon promenade at Biarritz on the SW coast of France, made into a fashionable resort by Napoleon III and Empress Eugenie who built the Villa Eugenie here. Date: 1866

Background imagePromenading Collection: Extravagant 18th century costume

Extravagant 18th century costume - colouful, elaborate with powdered wigs, ribbons and plenty of make-up! 18th century

Background imagePromenading Collection: Chinese Pavilion in Vauxhall Gardens 1849

Chinese Pavilion in Vauxhall Gardens 1849
Chinese Pavilion in Vauxhall Gardens. Date: 1849

Background imagePromenading Collection: OLD / NEW PROMENADE / HEATH

OLD / NEW PROMENADE / HEATH
Promenading the old way and the new way - a satirical perspective Date: 1830

Background imagePromenading Collection: Livorno, Tuscany, Italy

Livorno, Tuscany, Italy - The Market, the Equestrian monument to King Vittorio Emanuele II by Augusto Rivalta (1892), Piazza Unita d Italia

Background imagePromenading Collection: Promenade in the Empire Theatre, Leicester Square

Promenade in the Empire Theatre, Leicester Square, London - a place with a reputation for picking up women of easy virtue, but popular nevertheless with the urbane gentleman

Background imagePromenading Collection: Sphere front cover - London Season 1914

Sphere front cover - London Season 1914
Front cover of The sphere showing a typical scene during the height of the summer season in London, with fashionable society promenading in a park on a sunny day. Date: 1914

Background imagePromenading Collection: Rhododendron Time in Hyde Park, London, 1926

Rhododendron Time in Hyde Park, London, 1926
Illustration showing Hyde Park in spring, with adults and children promenading along the walkways admiring the rhododendron blooms, 1926

Background imagePromenading Collection: The Tatler Xmas No 1927

The Tatler Xmas No 1927
Front cover of The Tatler, Christmas Number featuring a 19th century couple from around 1830 - she wearing a crinoline, bonnet

Background imagePromenading Collection: Pagoda Style Parasol

Pagoda Style Parasol
A lady, on a seaside ramble, lowers her lace edged pagoda style parasol in order to see who else is promenading on the seafront. Date: 1809

Background imagePromenading Collection: Fur-Trimmed Ensemble

Fur-Trimmed Ensemble
Loose fitting brown jacket gathered in at the waist with a high fur collar & cuffs, short, full skirt which narrows at its fur trimmed hem, a fur muff & brimless hat. Date: 1918

Background imagePromenading Collection: Fur Trim Gown 1899

Fur Trim Gown 1899
Princess robe secured at neck & waist with an ornate clasp has tulip design embroidery, fur trim & opens below the waist to reveal an ornamented under- skirt. N.B Fur muff. Date: 1899

Background imagePromenading Collection: Social / Ostend Afternoon

Social / Ostend Afternoon
La Digue, Ostend, in the afternoon, with people promenading Date: 1913

Background imagePromenading Collection: Lansdown Tower, Nr Bath

Lansdown Tower, Nr Bath
Lansdown Tower, Lansdown Hill, near Bath, with riders, a carriage and people on foot passing by Date: circa 1830

Background imagePromenading Collection: Advertisement for Cannes, French Riviera in the Sketch

Advertisement for Cannes, French Riviera in the Sketch
Black and white full page advertisement in the Sketch for the resort of Cannes on the French Riviera showing a photo of the boulevard La Croisette at Christmas time

Background imagePromenading Collection: Hyde Park Parade Dress

Hyde Park Parade Dress
Winter dress for promenading in Hyde Park: crimson pelisse & toque trimmed with ermine worn with a white muslin dress, crimson slippers & tan gloves. Date: 1808

Background imagePromenading Collection: Arch Preserver Shoe Ltd advertisement, 1941

Arch Preserver Shoe Ltd advertisement, 1941
Advertisement for Selberite Arch Preserver Shoes promoting two new models for the Spring collection. It reads: " SPRING IS IN THE AIR, let there be spring in your step too

Background imagePromenading Collection: Cannes beachfront

Cannes beachfront showing how the emphasis was on promenading not sunbathing Date: 1913

Background imagePromenading Collection: The End of the Mall (Spring Gardens) by Thomas Rowlandson

The End of the Mall (Spring Gardens) by Thomas Rowlandson
" The little house, near the spot where the mechanical jet d eau at Spring Gardens had been wont to fling its sudden cascades into the air, is a delectable little house

Background imagePromenading Collection: At the Seaside by Edmund Blampied

At the Seaside by Edmund Blampied
Two fashionable ladies with parasols take in the sea air during a walk on a seafront promenade or pier. Date: 1914

Background imagePromenading Collection: War Economy by A. Wallis Mills, WW1

War Economy by A. Wallis Mills, WW1
Lady Sybil de Vere: " Do look at those extraordinary people. Their clothes are quite new!" Sir Hugo: " Rotten bad form

Background imagePromenading Collection: Society in Hyde Park during the London Season, 1886

Society in Hyde Park during the London Season, 1886
Smart society promenading and riders on their horses in Rotten Row, in Hyde Park during the height of the London Season in 1886. Date: 1886

Background imagePromenading Collection: CATHERINE II the Great (1729-1796)

CATHERINE II the Great (1729-1796). Empress of Russia (1762-1796) and wife of Peter III. Portrait of the Empress promenading

Background imagePromenading Collection: Church Parade in Rotten Row, London, 1901

Church Parade in Rotten Row, London, 1901
Illustration showing London Society figures promenading along Rotten Row, on Sunday morning after church, London, 1901. The original caption for this image explained

Background imagePromenading Collection: 8th Duke of Devonshires Statue - Eastbourne

8th Duke of Devonshires Statue - Eastbourne Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePromenading Collection: Doggy Promenaders

Doggy Promenaders
A dog lady and gentleman, promenading together under the shade of a parasol. Date: early 1930s

Background imagePromenading Collection: Promenading fashions, 1923

Promenading fashions, 1923
Three elegant Parisian outfits pour la promenade in 1923. Date: 1923

Background imagePromenading Collection: 50 Weeks and 14 Days

50 Weeks and 14 Days
Fifty weeks hard labour... Fourteen days swank ! Date: 1920s

Background imagePromenading Collection: An Edwardian Scene in the Park

An Edwardian Scene in the Park
Three elegant, decorative Edwardian ladies with parasols and lovely picture hats, stroll through a park with neatly manicured lawns

Background imagePromenading Collection: Toilettes de Promenade

Toilettes de Promenade
Two women modelling winter fashions for promenading outdoors. A car can be seen in the background

Background imagePromenading Collection: Social / Barcelona Rambla

Social / Barcelona Rambla
Rambla de Estudios, Barcelona, full of people promenading

Background imagePromenading Collection: Fast Colours

Fast Colours
Two 1920s ladies wearing boldly coloured and patterned summer dresses, promenading along a sea front. Both are holding fashionable Chinese parasols

Background imagePromenading Collection: Ladies on the Beach 1898

Ladies on the Beach 1898
Two ladies by the sea: yellow and black checked dress with multiple ruffles and blue and green dress with hat, veil and parasol

Background imagePromenading Collection: Fur Trimmed Pelisse 1838

Fur Trimmed Pelisse 1838
Man: green frock coat, black velvet collar & cuffs. Woman: sable muff, burgundy silk pelisse trimmed with sable, green silk twill dress with a single flounce & bonnet

Background imagePromenading Collection: Model by Miss Cuthbert

Model by Miss Cuthbert
Brimless hat, fox fur stole, tunic dress with low waisted loose fitting bodice & pleated under-skirt. Girl: dress with pleated skirt & cape. Boy: knitted jersey suit with tie

Background imagePromenading Collection: Royal Gardens Versailles

Royal Gardens Versailles
A perspective view of the VISTA in the Royal Gardens at Versailles with fashionable couples, dogs and even children enjoying a stroll amongst the greenery

Background imagePromenading Collection: Surrey Theatre 1840S

Surrey Theatre 1840S
Idlers, promenading couples, a lady & lap dog, a dog chasing a boy, & a porter with a heavy load loiter on the street - 3 drunks with pint pots stumble out of the Coal Hole pub

Background imagePromenading Collection: Old / New Promenade / Heath

Old / New Promenade / Heath
Old & New ways of promenading are contrasted - a satire on the manners & fashions of 2 generations. N.B The overblown proportions of tiny waists, huge hats & gigot sleeves!



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