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Relaxing Collection

Background imageRelaxing Collection: Birthday card - Man relaxing in a chair

Birthday card - Man relaxing in a chair
Birthday card, Man relaxing in a chair. circa 1930s

Background imageRelaxing Collection: Advertisement for Triumph Renown motor car

Advertisement for Triumph Renown motor car
Advertisement for the Triumph Renown motor car -- all thats best in Britain. Featuring a traditional cricket match on a village green on a sunny Saturday afternoon. 1951

Background imageRelaxing Collection: Juan les Pins travel posters

Juan les Pins travel posters
Travel poster advertising the fashionable resort of Juan les Pins on the Cote d Azur in the Alpes Maritimes south east region of France

Background imageRelaxing Collection: sleeping on Blackpool prom

sleeping on Blackpool prom
An elderly couple lie back on the wrought iron seats on Blackpool Pier for a snooze. The beach and Blackpool Tower are in the background. Date: circa 1970

Background imageRelaxing Collection: Advertisement for Morses distemper with a decorator lying flat while painting the walls

Advertisement for Morses distemper with a decorator lying flat while painting the walls. Date: c.1924

Background imageRelaxing Collection: Daphne du Maurier at their Cornish home, Menabilly, 1945

Daphne du Maurier at their Cornish home, Menabilly, 1945
Author and playwright Daphne du Maurier(1907-1989) relaxing in her study at her Cornish home Menabilly in 1945. Date: 1945

Background imageRelaxing Collection: Che Guevara / Builder

Che Guevara / Builder
ERNESTO GUEVARA Known as CHE GUEVARA Latin American guerrilla leader and revolutionary theorist. Relaxing after a voluntary working Sunday. *UNAVAILABLE FOR USE IN ASIA AT PRESENT*

Background imageRelaxing Collection: British troops bathing in the sea, Etaples, France, WW1

British troops bathing in the sea, Etaples, France, WW1
British troops having fun bathing in the sea at Etaples, northern France, during the First World War. Date: June 1917

Background imageRelaxing Collection: Judi Trott as Maid Marion

Judi Trott as Maid Marion
The actress Judi Trott (b 1962) as Maid Marion in the popular 1980s television series Robin of Sherwood (1984-86)

Background imageRelaxing Collection: Bowling green at a holiday camp, Paignton, Devon

Bowling green at a holiday camp, Paignton, Devon
People relaxing on a bowling green at a holiday camp in Paignton, Devon, with chalets in the background. Date: 1950s

Background imageRelaxing Collection: Down-stream, by Rebel Stanton

Down-stream, by Rebel Stanton
A colour illustration showing a lady relaxing in a boat on a summers day. 1928

Background imageRelaxing Collection: Teignmouth from Shaldon

Teignmouth from Shaldon
Two glamorous young women and an old fisherman and his boat relaxing on River Beach, Shaldon, taking in the view over Teignmouth, Devon, England

Background imageRelaxing Collection: The Sketch Midsummer Number

The Sketch Midsummer Number
Front cover illustration showing a lady relaxing in a hammock reading a book

Background imageRelaxing Collection: French maid taking a break

French maid taking a break and enjoying a cigarette before her next duty calls.... Date: 1910s

Background imageRelaxing Collection: Met Police officers during Grunwick dispute

Met Police officers during Grunwick dispute
Two Metropolitan Police officers relax on deckchairs in The Mall, Central London, waiting for a political demonstration over the Grunwick dispute to begin

Background imageRelaxing Collection: Wagons-Lit company poster

Wagons-Lit company poster
Poster extolling the comforts of travelling by rail when you have luxurious sleeper bunks to relax in

Background imageRelaxing Collection: Sun Bathers

Sun Bathers
Two sunbathers set in Cap d Antibes, South of France

Background imageRelaxing Collection: Gay Men / Elegant 1909

Gay Men / Elegant 1909
Two gay men getting ready to go out on the town

Background imageRelaxing Collection: Soho, London - rear entrance of NCP, Peter Street W1

Soho, London - rear entrance of NCP, Peter Street W1
Soho, London - two people relaxing outside the rear entrance of the NCP car park, Peter Street W1. 1973

Background imageRelaxing Collection: Two biplanes with resting crew, Iraq

Two biplanes with resting crew, Iraq
Two biplanes in the desert with their crew resting and drinking, somewhere in Iraq

Background imageRelaxing Collection: An illustration of a courtship

An illustration of a courtship
A scene by Marcus Stone (1840-1921) of a young Regency couple relaxing together on a summers evening

Background imageRelaxing Collection: The Plane - and the Beautiful by Albert Bailey

The Plane - and the Beautiful by Albert Bailey
A group of young women, attired in elegant swimwear, wave to an aeroplane flying up ahead. Date: 1927

Background imageRelaxing Collection: Poster advertising Val d Esquieres, South of France

Poster advertising Val d Esquieres, South of France
Poster advertising the resort of Val D Esquieres between Sainte Maxime and St Raphael on the Cote d Azur, South of France

Background imageRelaxing Collection: Sea Girls the Summer Sees by Edmund Blampied

Sea Girls the Summer Sees by Edmund Blampied
Colour illustration by Edmund Blampied (pseudonym, Blam ) depicting a group of girls relaxing on a sailing boat

Background imageRelaxing Collection: Paris Cafe Ext. 1928

Paris Cafe Ext. 1928
Customers enjoying themselves reading newpapers and drinking glasses of red wine outside a typical Paris Cafe

Background imageRelaxing Collection: Lake Windermere 1950S

Lake Windermere 1950S
Visitors to the English Lake District enjoy relaxing on benches on the banks of Lake Windermere, taking in the lovely scenery, including a tourist boat trip on the lake

Background imageRelaxing Collection: PROUST / ILS 1900

PROUST / ILS 1900
MARCEL PROUST French writer relaxing on an ornate sofa

Background imageRelaxing Collection: Soldiers Relaxing Ww1

Soldiers Relaxing Ww1
Sikh and English soldiers in the British army enjoy a relaxed time chatting and playing a game of cards

Background imageRelaxing Collection: Front cover from The Sketch

Front cover from The Sketch
Front cover illustration from The Sketch showing a couple relaxing on the beach

Background imageRelaxing Collection: Girls on Beach / Klods-Han

Girls on Beach / Klods-Han
Two girls at the seaside, one lying at the waters edge talking to her friend

Background imageRelaxing Collection: A Grey Day - Laura Knight

A Grey Day - Laura Knight
Two adventureurous women on a rocky hillside, resting and relaxing under the tranquil but unimaginative sky

Background imageRelaxing Collection: Inmates of the Chelsea workhouse, London

Inmates of the Chelsea workhouse, London
Elderly male inmates relax in a garden of the Chelsea workhouse, London. Some are smoking pipes, some are reading newspapers, others are feeding birds

Background imageRelaxing Collection: Children at Seaside - Sunny Days by C V MacKenzie

Children at Seaside - Sunny Days by C V MacKenzie
Lovely illustration depicting three little girls having fun and relaxing on some grass close to a beach during their summer holidays

Background imageRelaxing Collection: Sitting on the grass - Long Walk - Windsor Castle, Berkshire

Sitting on the grass - Long Walk - Windsor Castle, Berkshire
Sitting on the grass before the last section (and gates) of the Long Walk at Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England. Date: early 1950s

Background imageRelaxing Collection: Naked woman by David Wright, preliminary sketch

Naked woman by David Wright, preliminary sketch
A preliminary sketch by David Wright depicting a naked woman reclining, with sheer fabric artfully placed to hide her modesty. Date: c1948

Background imageRelaxing Collection: The Reform Club, 1969

The Reform Club, 1969
The smoking room of the Reform Club on Pall Mall, London in 1969. The Reform Club was founded in 1836, in Pall Mall, in the centre of what is often called Londons Clubland

Background imageRelaxing Collection: London Life front cover, 23 July 1966

London Life front cover, 23 July 1966
Front cover of the impossibly groovy London Life magazine which ran for just two years between 1965 and 1966 but chronicled the life and times of swinging sixties London

Background imageRelaxing Collection: A Quiet Half Hour by Leo Fontan

A Quiet Half Hour by Leo Fontan
A contented looking young woman, wearing a lovely pink, silk dress, matching shoes and lace cap, enjoys some me-time as she reads a book lying flat on her stomach and smokes like a chimney

Background imageRelaxing Collection: Lesbian Couple Chatting

Lesbian Couple Chatting
Two young women, one in her underclothes, one fully dressed, relax and chat

Background imageRelaxing Collection: Hotel chefs relaxing, Central London

Hotel chefs relaxing, Central London
Chefs outside a Central London hotel take a break from their labours, in the fresh air. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageRelaxing Collection: Shoe shine Lisbon, Portugal

Shoe shine Lisbon, Portugal
A young shoe shine man reads a newspaper while waiting for his next customer in a Lisbon street Portugal. First published The Sunday Times Date: 1989

Background imageRelaxing Collection: Liverpool dock basin, England

Liverpool dock basin, England
Two men relaxing by the dock basin, Liverpool, England. circa 2013

Background imageRelaxing Collection: Firefighters playing billiards in fire station

Firefighters playing billiards in fire station
Firemen playing billiards in a fire station. Date: early 20th century

Background imageRelaxing Collection: Group of girls of the Harem, Port Said

Group of girls of the Harem, Port Said, reclining and relaxing in elegant surroundings. Date: 1903

Background imageRelaxing Collection: 1920s woman relaxing by the sea

1920s woman relaxing by the sea
Lady resting by the beach, looking out into the sea. Date: 1928

Background imageRelaxing Collection: Large Italian Picnic Party

Large Italian Picnic Party
A large Genoese extended family group take the car into the hills for a summer picnic. Date: 1930s

Background imageRelaxing Collection: Poster, Arcachon, France, a town for winter and summer, Chemins de Fer du Midi - casinos, beach

Poster, Arcachon, France, a town for winter and summer, Chemins de Fer du Midi - casinos, beach, forest, hunting, fishing, regattas, races, pigeon shooting, golf. Date: circa 1895

Background imageRelaxing Collection: Tilting in canoes at Wargrave Regatta on the River Thames in Wargrave in Berkshire

Tilting in canoes at Wargrave Regatta on the River Thames in Wargrave in Berkshire. Date: 1901



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