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Puff Collection

Background imagePuff Collection: Puff Pastry Recipies

Puff Pastry Recipies
A woman makes various things out of puff pastry

Background imagePuff Collection: French lady getting ready to go out in her boudoir

French lady getting ready to go out in her boudoir - she check the powder on her nose - " Yes, that is just perfect!" Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePuff Collection: Swinging Fashions C. 1810

Swinging Fashions C. 1810
White robes: sleeves with a double puff, scalloped hem & worn with boots, a net cap & a fringed shawl tied at the back or with vandyked hem & pantelettes

Background imagePuff Collection: Advertisement, Morny Paris perfume

Advertisement, Morny Paris perfume, Essence Mysterieuse. 1918

Background imagePuff Collection: Fairies learn to dance

Fairies learn to dance before they learn to walk (Fairy Lore). 1920s

Background imagePuff Collection: Churchill taken ill, 1932

Churchill taken ill, 1932
Winston Churchill (1874-1965), English politician, having a cheeky puff on his cigar whilst being stretchered from his London flat to a West End nursing home via ambulance

Background imagePuff Collection: Yvette Guilbert music hall singer 1865-1944

Yvette Guilbert music hall singer 1865-1944
Yvette Guilbert (Emma Laure Guilbert) French music hall singer. Known as a ?diseuse? for her monologue-like patter songs. Here at her dressing-table preparing for a performance

Background imagePuff Collection: Woman applying makeup at her dressing table

Woman applying makeup at her dressing table
Before the Dance - woman applying makeup at her dressing table. 1920s

Background imagePuff Collection: Machine for Tight Lacing

Machine for Tight Lacing
Satire on the fashion for tight corsets - A correct view of the new machine for winding up the ladies Date: circa 1830

Background imagePuff Collection: Dandelion-Puff Balloon Club by Thomas Maybank

Dandelion-Puff Balloon Club by Thomas Maybank Date: 1920

Background imagePuff Collection: Illustration of the Helene blouse, with frilled collar

Illustration of the Helene blouse, with frilled collar
Illustration of the Helene blouse or bodice, with high, frilled collar, and front, puff, leg o mutton sleeves and corseted waist. From a section, Our Ladies Pages: Fashions up to Date'. Date: 1895

Background imagePuff Collection: Illustration of the Adele blouse, with high collar

Illustration of the Adele blouse, with high collar
Illustration of the Adele blouse or bodice, with high collar, and elaborate, ribboned puff, leg o mutton sleeves and corseted waist. From a section, Our Ladies Pages: Fashions up to Date'

Background imagePuff Collection: Illustration of the Carmencita blouse or bodice

Illustration of the Carmencita blouse or bodice, striped, with puff, leg o mutton sleeves and corseted waist. From a section, Our Ladies Pages: Fashions up to Date'. Date: 1895

Background imagePuff Collection: March, Windy Day illustration by Lewis Baumer

March, Windy Day illustration by Lewis Baumer, of woman in puff, leg o mutton sleeve gown and large hat, blown about by the wind. From an article, The Light Side of Nature'

Background imagePuff Collection: Advert for Peter Robinson's mourning clothing 1896

Advert for Peter Robinson's mourning clothing 1896
Variety of mourning clothing for widows kept in stock for daughters, relatives and servants, available from Peter Robinson's Mourning Warehouse, Regent Street, London. 1896

Background imagePuff Collection: Advert for Jay's mourning clothing 1893

Advert for Jay's mourning clothing 1893
Large and well-assorted stock of mourning costumes, mantles and millinery for immediate wear. 1893

Background imagePuff Collection: Agatha Rose in The Shop Girl

Agatha Rose in The Shop Girl Date: 1890s

Background imagePuff Collection: Comic postcard, Two women and a man at the seaside - too fresh! Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Two women and a man at the seaside - too fresh! Date: 20th century

Background imagePuff Collection: Women inside the Boulogne Panorama, Paris, 1824

Women inside the Boulogne Panorama, Paris, 1824
Women viewing the large cityscape inside the Boulogne Panorama, Boulevard Montmartre, Paris, 1824. Women in bonnets with feathers, dresses with apron, one with parasol

Background imagePuff Collection: Fashionable guests at a masquerade ball, 1800

Fashionable guests at a masquerade ball, 1800. Woman in medival headdress, man in hussar uniform, man in striped breeches and bicorn, woman in mask and hooded habit. An opera ball, Year VIII, 1800

Background imagePuff Collection: King Henry VIII in Victorian hunting outfit on horseback

King Henry VIII in Victorian hunting outfit on horseback
King Henry VIII in Victorian hunting outfit with a shepherds crook on horseback chasing a Catholic monk fleeing with the church gold. Parody of the Dissolution of the Monasteries, circa 1540

Background imagePuff Collection: Olive bushshrike, Chlorophoneus olivaceus

Olive bushshrike, Chlorophoneus olivaceus (Large grey-headed bush shirke, Malaconutus olivaceus). Handcoloured steel engraving by William Lizars after an illustration by William John Swainson

Background imagePuff Collection: German tournament helmet of the mid-15th century

German tournament helmet of the mid-15th century. Jousting helm with engraved foliage. From Prince Karl Anton of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringens collection, Signaringen Kunstkammer

Background imagePuff Collection: Diane of Poitiers, mistress of King Henry

Diane of Poitiers, mistress of King Henry II of France, 1499-1566. She wears a chaperon headress that ties under the chin, pink velvet surtout with puffed and slashed sleeves trimmed with ermine

Background imagePuff Collection: Woman of the court of King Francis I, 1515-1547

Woman of the court of King Francis I, 1515-1547. She wears a chaperon headdress, a red velvet surtout decorated with gold stripes, puff sleeves, and a gold-striped petticoat

Background imagePuff Collection: Marguerite de Navarre, sister of King Francis I, 1492-1549

Marguerite de Navarre, sister of King Francis I, 1492-1549. (Titled Margurite de Valois in error.) She wears a cap of ribbons decorated with jewels and pearls

Background imagePuff Collection: Catherine de Medicis, queen of Henry II of France, 1519-1589

Catherine de Medicis, queen of Henry II of France, 1519-1589. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Edward Hargrave from The Ladys Magazine and Museum of the Belles Lettres, Fine Arts, Drama

Background imagePuff Collection: The Youngest Woman Barrister, Yvonne Stranger

The Youngest Woman Barrister, Yvonne Stranger, the 21-year-old daughter of Harold Stranger KC. Date: 1933

Background imagePuff Collection: Paper Doll in yellow and grey costume

Paper Doll in yellow and grey costume

Background imagePuff Collection: Paper Doll in red, cream and pink costume

Paper Doll in red, cream and pink costume

Background imagePuff Collection: Paper Doll in red and pink costume

Paper Doll in red and pink costume

Background imagePuff Collection: Paper Doll in grey costume

Paper Doll in grey costume

Background imagePuff Collection: Gainsborough Powder

Gainsborough Powder
Advertisement for Gainsborough Powder puff. Each soft caress adds loveliness! Elegant 1920s lady looking in a mirror to powder her nose. Illustration from Ladies Home Journal May 1923

Background imagePuff Collection: Miss Carew as Clarissa in Lionel and Clarissa

Miss Carew as Clarissa in Lionel and Clarissa
Miss Carew as Clarissa in The School for Fathers, or Lionel and Clarissa, by Isaac Bickerstaffe. 1825

Background imagePuff Collection: Beautiful bride and page boys

Beautiful bride and page boys
Cover of Home Notes magazine: Special Wedding Number. The bride wears a floor length gown with an endless train, puff ball sleeves

Background imagePuff Collection: Little girl in fancy dress as a powder puff

Little girl in fancy dress as a powder puff
Photograph of a little girl who won first prize dressed up as a powder puff at the municipal fancy dress ball at St. Andrews Hall, Norwich, in 1922. Date: 1922

Background imagePuff Collection: Advert for Debenham & Freebody womens silk bags 1922

Advert for Debenham & Freebody womens silk bags 1922
Selection of attractive and inexpensive silk clasp bags. Date: 1922

Background imagePuff Collection: Yachting costume 1897

Yachting costume 1897
Woman wearing a yachting outfit with gigot sleeved jacket, ruffle shirt and petit boaters hat. Date: 1897

Background imagePuff Collection: Advert for John Noble womens clothing 1898

Advert for John Noble womens clothing 1898
Advertising half-guine costumes, available to be parcel posted free to all parts of the World. Date: 1898

Background imagePuff Collection: Advert for International Fur Store 1893

Advert for International Fur Store 1893
Fur overcoats for men and women. Date: 1893

Background imagePuff Collection: Advert for Dearborn Ltd, the Ambedia Back Puff 1922

Advert for Dearborn Ltd, the Ambedia Back Puff 1922
A womans difficulty overcome. Curved silver-plated Ambedia Back Puff, can be applied to any part of the back and shoulders with the greatest of ease

Background imagePuff Collection: Womens oversized sack coats 1873

Womens oversized sack coats 1873
Stealing the palladium or scouring it? A group of young woman on holiday in March in their oversized coats. 1873

Background imagePuff Collection: Fashions for men and women France 1827

Fashions for men and women France 1827
Monstrosities of 1827. Over exaggerated hats with lots of plumes and floral arrangements, leg-of-mutton sleeves, narrow waist and over sized coats were all the fashion. Date: 1827

Background imagePuff Collection: Advert for Swan & Edgar handbags 1929 Advert for Swan & Edgar handbags 1929

Advert for Swan & Edgar handbags 1929 Advert for Swan & Edgar handbags 1929
Selection of the newest silk handbags with grip clasp. Date: 1929

Background imagePuff Collection: Advert for Parkins and Gotto, gambling items 1903

Advert for Parkins and Gotto, gambling items 1903
Advertisement from 1906 for Parkins and Gotto, of Oxford Street, London, showing the wide range of gambling items, including a miniature shooting saloon, poker dice, puff billiards, roulettes

Background imagePuff Collection: GIRL IN STRIPES 1868

GIRL IN STRIPES 1868
Girl: habit shirt with a puff at the sleeve top, skirt with pyramid trim, tunic with braces & peplum hem, small hat perched at the front of her head & blue boots. Date: 1868

Background imagePuff Collection: MADRAS CHECK FROCK 1940S

MADRAS CHECK FROCK 1940S
A young woman, wearing a madras check dress with short puff sleeves, paints her nails. Date: 1940s

Background imagePuff Collection: COLLY MOLLY PUFF

COLLY MOLLY PUFF
Colly Molly Puff, a noted pastry-seller of the London streets, Date: 18th century



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