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Ribbons Collection

Background imageRibbons Collection: The Workers May-Pole, design for a socialist poster

The Workers May-Pole, design for a socialist poster
The Workers May-Pole, a design for a socialist poster, with a central allegorical figure, and banners and ribbons labelled with abstract ideas such as Leisure, Solidarity and Humanity. Date: 1894

Background imageRibbons Collection: Great Orders of Knighthood and other high decorations

Great Orders of Knighthood and other high decorations
Insignia of the chief orders following in importance that of the Garter. The ribbons are represented by the backgrounds, except in the Order of Merit, and that of the Companions of Honour. Date: 1937

Background imageRibbons Collection: Margaret Murray recruiting for the Jacobites, 1745

Margaret Murray recruiting for the Jacobites, 1745
Margaret Fergusson Murray, Jacobite supporter and wife of (later turncoat) John Murray of Broughton, recruits supporters to the cause and distributes white cockades, the symbol of the Jacobite cause

Background imageRibbons Collection: Dancing Girl / 1895

Dancing Girl / 1895
A dancing girl with tambourine and ribbons - the back cover of a programme for the Empire Theatre of Varieties, London

Background imageRibbons Collection: Christmas card in the shape of a banjo

Christmas card in the shape of a banjo. circa 1890s

Background imageRibbons Collection: Naked little girl looking in the mirror

Naked little girl looking in the mirror
A little girl wearing nothing but her shoes and socks, and pink ribbons in her hair, looks in the mirror and says " Goodness, Is That Me!" She is holding an apple in her left hand

Background imageRibbons Collection: Maypole dancing in the village of Paul, Cornwall

Maypole dancing in the village of Paul, Cornwall
Adults and children dancing round a maypole in the village of Paul, near Penzance in Cornwall, with the tower of the parish church on the right. A crowd of people stand watching them

Background imageRibbons Collection: Banjo with pink flowers on a Victorian scrap

Banjo with pink flowers on a Victorian scrap. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageRibbons Collection: Marie Adelaide de Savoie, Duchess of Burgundy, 1683-1712

Marie Adelaide de Savoie, Duchess of Burgundy, 1683-1712. She wears a tall lace Fontanges headdress with ribbons, striped mantua with train, lace sleeves, and petticoat with gold bands

Background imageRibbons Collection: General Sir Frederick Poole, British army officer, WW1

General Sir Frederick Poole, British army officer, WW1
Major General Sir Frederick Cuthbert Poole (1869-1936), British army officer. He joined the Royal Artillery in 1889, and served in the Second Boer War and the First World War. Date: circa 1914-1918

Background imageRibbons Collection: Maypole, Ickwell, Beds

Maypole, Ickwell, Beds
The children of Ickwell, Bedfordshire continue the English tradition of Maypole dancing on the village green as part of their May Day festivities

Background imageRibbons Collection: Maypole Dancing, Ickwell

Maypole Dancing, Ickwell
The children of Ickwell, Bedfordshire continue the English tradition of Maypole dancing on the village green as part of their May Day festivities

Background imageRibbons Collection: Young girl of Carovilli, Molise, Italy, 19th century

Young girl of Carovilli, Molise, Italy, 19th century. She wears a kerchief artfully folded around her head, and a symmetrical motley of patterns of gold braid and embroidery

Background imageRibbons Collection: Medals Awarded for Gallantry or Life-Saving at Sea

Medals Awarded for Gallantry or Life-Saving at Sea - top row (L-R) Stanhope gold medal awarded by the Royal Humane Society for the bravest life-saving deed of the year

Background imageRibbons Collection: Medieval men playing the archery game of Popinjay

Medieval men playing the archery game of Popinjay, firing arrows at a target bird on a tree decorated with ribbons and gloves, while others share echaudes, a type of sweet bread from Aveyron

Background imageRibbons Collection: Woman in a ball gown with mask, 1788

Woman in a ball gown with mask, 1788
Woman in a ball gown, with chapeau topped with a pouf decorated with ribbons and laurel leaves, fichu, corset in English taffeta, and blue taffeta petticoat

Background imageRibbons Collection: Woman in a crinoline dress on a greetings card

Woman in a crinoline dress on a greetings card
Woman in a crinoline dress in a garden on a greetings card, with verse below. Date: early 20th century

Background imageRibbons Collection: Holly with bells and red ribbon on a Christmas postcard

Holly with bells and red ribbon on a Christmas postcard. circa 1890s

Background imageRibbons Collection: Champion goat at the Royal Cornwall Show

Champion goat at the Royal Cornwall Show
A championship goat and its keeper at the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Show, which takes place at the beginning of June each year, at Wadebridge in North Cornwall

Background imageRibbons Collection: Young couple on a romantic greetings card

Young couple on a romantic greetings card, sitting on a vine branch -- With affection and regard. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageRibbons Collection: Making a posy of summer blooms

Making a posy of summer blooms
A mother and daughter make a posy of summer blooms in a meadow. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageRibbons Collection: Paris fashions for November, 1864

Paris fashions for November, 1864
A selection of dresses designed for the winter of 1864. From left, The manteau marchesa made from cloth and velvet, trimmed with a silk border

Background imageRibbons Collection: G Washington / Postcard

G Washington / Postcard
GEORGE WASHINGTON First American President

Background imageRibbons Collection: New Year Card 1909

New Year Card 1909
January 1st greetings card including pink ribbons and a four leaf clover for luck in the New Year

Background imageRibbons Collection: Reverend Robin Morrison (now Canon)

Reverend Robin Morrison (now Canon) who regularly dressed in pierrot costume and performed for charity. Birmingham, England. The Times Date: 1989

Background imageRibbons Collection: English gentleman in hunting pinks having his portrait

English gentleman in hunting pinks having his portrait painted, 19th century. Ruddle the artist smoking a pipe while painting Bragg seated on a saddle stand. Mr. Braggs equestrian portrait

Background imageRibbons Collection: American Wyandotte chickens

American Wyandotte chickens, cock and hen, Gallus gallus domesticus. Bred by T.C. Heath. First prize winners at Crystal Palace and Birmingham 1886

Background imageRibbons Collection: Woman in huge hats from the court of Marie Antoinette

Woman in huge hats from the court of Marie Antoinette
Woman in sky-blue caraco wearing a huge straw hat lined with pink satin and decorated with ribbons, and woman in pink caraco with large hat in taffeta and gauze, decorated with artificial flowers

Background imageRibbons Collection: Fantasy Austrian New Year Maypole

Fantasy Austrian New Year Maypole - A glamorous young lady enjoys toying with her formerly-dressed suitors, all in miniature form and flying around her on champagne bottles

Background imageRibbons Collection: Olga Valery - French actress - Roses

Olga Valery - French actress - Roses
Olga Timchenko (aka Olga Valery) (1903-2002) - French actress of Ukrainian origin - performing at the Casino de Paris. The (remarkable) comment on the postcard reverse reads as follows

Background imageRibbons Collection: Weaving taffeta silk ribbons Patterson New Jersey USA

Weaving taffeta silk ribbons Patterson New Jersey USA early 1900s

Background imageRibbons Collection: Victorian Christmas Xmas Snow Snowing Card Robin

Victorian Christmas Xmas Snow Snowing Card Robin
victorian, christmas, xmas, snow, snowing, card, robin, robins, bird, birds, winter, orchestra, playing, music, in, the, may, be, happy, and, bright, violin, cello, wings, ribbons, bows, 13944339

Background imageRibbons Collection: Winking Cow

Winking Cow
An illustration portraying the head of a cow, happily winking, wearing a pair of ribbons around the neck in red and blue. Date: circa 1901

Background imageRibbons Collection: Fairy Illustration

Fairy Illustration
An illustration of fairy-like young woman, wearing a sequin dress with pink ribbons strapped around her shoulders, bursting through some paper

Background imageRibbons Collection: Bathroom Mirror

Bathroom Mirror
A portrait oil painting of a young woman, wearing a blue, white striped gown, with blue ribbons in her hair, she is looking into a large, square mirror in the bathroom

Background imageRibbons Collection: Spanish Girl

Spanish Girl
A portrait painting of a smiling young Spanish woman, wearing a heavily patterned cloak, with ribbons in yellow, red and blue fastened to her hair. Date: circa 1916

Background imageRibbons Collection: Women's Fashion Feature

Women's Fashion Feature
Lingerie, topcoats and hairstyles - an eclectic range of women's fashion trends. Date: 1932

Background imageRibbons Collection: Hats for autumn

Hats for autumn
Showcasing the latest range of hats available at Gorringes. Date: 1939

Background imageRibbons Collection: Women making Valentine gifts, made from paper, ribbons and glue. Date: 1908

Women making Valentine gifts, made from paper, ribbons and glue. Date: 1908

Background imageRibbons Collection: Late Victorians children's fashion 1899

Late Victorians children's fashion 1899
Girls and boys linked hands, wearing the latest in Victorian clothing

Background imageRibbons Collection: Selection of womens brimmed hats. Date: 1916

Selection of womens brimmed hats. Date: 1916

Background imageRibbons Collection: Doll representing courtier Juno, Countess of Durham

Doll representing courtier Juno, Countess of Durham, in a green satin outfit for the opera. Wooden doll dressed by the young Princess Victoria

Background imageRibbons Collection: Childrens promenade in the Luxembourg Gardens, 1893

Childrens promenade in the Luxembourg Gardens, 1893. Girl in bonnet and coat playing with hoop, her mother in dress with velvet pelerin and fur muff. Handcoloured lithograph by R.V

Background imageRibbons Collection: Entrance to the Jardin de Paris, 1883

Entrance to the Jardin de Paris, 1883. Fashionable women in bonnets, shawls, dresses with flounces and parasols. At the entrance to an evening entertainment in a Paris park

Background imageRibbons Collection: Gentleman smoking in the Cafe de la Rotonde, 1868

Gentleman smoking in the Cafe de la Rotonde, 1868
The palmy days of the Cafe de la Rotonde in the Palais Royal, Paris, 1868. Man with moustache and muttonchops, top hat and check trousers, smoking in a cafe. Handcoloured lithograph by R.V

Background imageRibbons Collection: Fashions in the Palais-Royal Gardens, 1837

Fashions in the Palais-Royal Gardens, 1837. Woman in dress with wide skirt, fur-trim pardessus coat, large bonnet. Man in paletot coat and top hat. Jardin du Palais-Royal has rows of trees

Background imageRibbons Collection: Woman outside the Theatre du Gymnase, Paris, 1827

Woman outside the Theatre du Gymnase, Paris, 1827. Fashionable woman in large bonnet, lace collar and bib, puff-sleeve dress holding a shawl

Background imageRibbons Collection: Fashionable woman strolling through the Palais Royal, 1800

Fashionable woman strolling through the Palais Royal, 1800
Fashionable woman strolling through the gallery of the Palais Royal, Paris, Year VIII, 1800. Handcoloured lithograph by R.V



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