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Riviera Collection

Background imageRiviera Collection: Summer on the French Riviera

Summer on the French Riviera, eternal sunshine. Tourism poster from French company PLM, with a beach, sunshades and beautiful blue Mediterranean sea. Date: December 1930

Background imageRiviera Collection: Advertisement for Cote d Azur, South of France

Advertisement for Cote d Azur, South of France. 1946

Background imageRiviera Collection: Cornish Riviera Train

Cornish Riviera Train
The Great Western Railways Cornish Riviera express is hauled by a King class locomotive beside the sea

Background imageRiviera Collection: Advertisement for Hotel du Cap D Antibes

Advertisement for Hotel du Cap D Antibes
Advertisement for the Hotel du Cap D Antibes at Eden Roc, Antibes on the French Riviera, showing sunbathers and swimmers enjoying the flat rocks that act as such a sun trap for sun worshippers

Background imageRiviera Collection: Chateau de L Horizon - Riviera villa of Maxine Elliott

Chateau de L Horizon - Riviera villa of Maxine Elliott
The Chateau L Horizon, the extensive and luxurious villa built at Golfe Juan on the French Rivera by American actress Maxine Elliott

Background imageRiviera Collection: Riviera holiday makers on the piste

Riviera holiday makers on the piste
Illustration by William Heath Robinson showing skiiers intrigued by the appearance of glamorous Howard. K. Elcock characters

Background imageRiviera Collection: The Marquess and Marchioness of Milford Haven

The Marquess and Marchioness of Milford Haven sun-tanning at Antibes. Prince George of Battenberg (1892-1938), 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven married Countess Nadejda Mikhailovna de Torby

Background imageRiviera Collection: Principality of Monaco: the Casino and hotels (Monte Carlo)

Principality of Monaco: the Casino and hotels (Monte Carlo). Date: 1923

Background imageRiviera Collection: Palais de la Jetee on the Promenade des Anglais, Nice, Franc

Palais de la Jetee on the Promenade des Anglais, Nice, Franc
The Palais de la Jetee on the Promenade des Anglais, Nice, France Date: 1920s

Background imageRiviera Collection: A view of Eden Roc on the French Riviera

A view of Eden Roc on the French Riviera
A view of the fashionable French Riviera destination, Eden Roc, where a bathing and sunbathing complex was fashioned out of the rocky coastal outcrop

Background imageRiviera Collection: Monte Carlo advertisement 1931

Monte Carlo advertisement 1931
Stylish advertisement for Monte Carlo on the French Riviera, winter sun destination for the smart and well-heeled, suggesting that you can enjoy both sport

Background imageRiviera Collection: Torquay tourist guide cover

Torquay tourist guide cover
Front cover of a guide to British seaside resort, Torquay, Devon, on the English Riviera, featuring an elegant group posed by a palm tree with the town lit up at night in the background. Date: c.1925

Background imageRiviera Collection: Skiiers out of place in the Riviera

Skiiers out of place in the Riviera
A humorous illustration showing out of place William Heath Robinson characters receiving curious glances from glamorous holiday makers in a Howard. K. Elcock illustration

Background imageRiviera Collection: The Promenade des Anglais, Nice, France, showing the Hotel

The Promenade des Anglais, Nice, France, showing the Hotel Ruhl Date: 1920s

Background imageRiviera Collection: Catalina: Now see Santa Catalina, the Scenic Riviera of the

Catalina: Now see Santa Catalina, the Scenic Riviera of the USA.... yet only a short delightful voyage from Los Angeles. Travel poster for tourism to Santa Catalina Island, California

Background imageRiviera Collection: The Cornish Riviera Express, circa 1930

The Cornish Riviera Express, circa 1930
The Cornish Riviera Express hauled by King George V, a locomotive of the Great Western Railway. Date: c. 1930

Background imageRiviera Collection: Lady Milford Haven and Gloria Vanderbilt at Antibes

Lady Milford Haven and Gloria Vanderbilt at Antibes
Nada Mountbatten, Marchioness of Milford Haven (1896 1963) seen at the back of this picture with Lady Bower Smith and Gloria Vanderbilt

Background imageRiviera Collection: Opera singer Lawrence Tibbett at Cap D Antibes

Opera singer Lawrence Tibbett at Cap D Antibes
American opera singer Lawrence Tibbett (1896-1960) pictured with his wife in the garden of their French Riviera home at Cap D Antibes in 1932. Date: 1932

Background imageRiviera Collection: Negresco Hotel, Nice, France

Negresco Hotel, Nice, France
Negresco Hotel, Promenade des Anglais, Nice, France Date: 1920s

Background imageRiviera Collection: A view of the Karsino at East Molesey, 1910-1920

A view of the Karsino at East Molesey, 1910-1920
A view of the Karsino on Taggs Island at East Molesey (near Hampton Court), 1910-1920. Famous summer resort and entertainment palace on an island in the river Thames first run by Fred Karno

Background imageRiviera Collection: Cooks Tours to the Riviera, Italy, etc

Cooks Tours to the Riviera, Italy, etc
Poster or handbill advertising Cooks Tours to the Riviera, Italy, etc, using the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway to Newhaven and Dieppe, programme free from any office of Thomas Cook & Son

Background imageRiviera Collection: The casino at Monte Carlo by C. Morse

The casino at Monte Carlo by C. Morse
The mecca of the Cote d Azur, artists impression of the famous Casino Terraces at Monte Carlo on the French Riviera. Hither come pleasure-seekers from all quarters of the globe to bask in

Background imageRiviera Collection: Queen Victoria at the Hotel Excelsior, Nice, France

Queen Victoria at the Hotel Excelsior, Nice, France
Queen Victoria arriving at her home from home on the Riviera, the Hotel Excelsior, Regina Palace, Cimiez, Nice, France Date: circa 1901

Background imageRiviera Collection: French Riviera advertisement 1931

French Riviera advertisement 1931
Advertisement advising smart travellers to Follow the Crowd, Follow the Sun! and travel down to the French Riviera where the delights of Nice

Background imageRiviera Collection: Beaulieu-sur-Mer - La Pointe Fourmie - French Riviera

Beaulieu-sur-Mer - La Pointe Fourmie - French Riviera. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageRiviera Collection: Rosie Dolly and the Begum Aga Khan

Rosie Dolly and the Begum Aga Khan
Two personalities at the Super Elegance de Cote d Azur held in Nice on the French Riviera wearing costumes elegant enough to win

Background imageRiviera Collection: Booths Gin advertisement - the Blue Train restaurant

Booths Gin advertisement - the Blue Train restaurant
Advertisement for Booths gin advertisement featuring John, the cocktail barman of the Blue Train restaurant in Stratton Street, London

Background imageRiviera Collection: The beach at Juan-les-Pins, 1929

The beach at Juan-les-Pins, 1929
Photograph of the beach at Juan-les-Pins on the French Riviera showing how popular the resort, and the rest of the Cote d Azur, had become during the summer months. Date: 1929

Background imageRiviera Collection: Poster, All the year round the French Riviera calls you

Poster, All the year round the French Riviera calls you
Poster, French National Railways, All the year round the French Riviera calls you. 1949

Background imageRiviera Collection: CORNISH RIVIERA TRAIN

CORNISH RIVIERA TRAIN
The Cornish Riviera is hauled by a King class locomotive of the Great Western Railway. Date: 1930s?

Background imageRiviera Collection: Guests at the Riviera villa of Maxine Elliott, 1933

Guests at the Riviera villa of Maxine Elliott, 1933
A page from The Bystander reporting on the distinguished guests being entertained at the Chateau l Horizon, the villa belonging to American actress

Background imageRiviera Collection: Bystander Riviera number cover 1935

Bystander Riviera number cover 1935
Smart society enjoying the sunshine and amusements of the French Riviera in 1935. Front cover of The Bystander magazines special Riviera number

Background imageRiviera Collection: Toasting the royal wedding at the Riviera Club, 1923

Toasting the royal wedding at the Riviera Club, 1923
Revellers at the fashionable Riviera Club by the Thames on Grosvenor Road, London, raise a glass to toast the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of York in April 1923. Date: 1923

Background imageRiviera Collection: The Mimosa Daily Mail arrives in Nice

The Mimosa Daily Mail arrives in Nice
An aeroplane arriving in Nice to deliver copies of the Mimosa Daily Mail, a special Riviera edition of the newspaper for people enjoying some winter sunshine in the fashionable South of France

Background imageRiviera Collection: The Mountbattens at Monte Carlo

The Mountbattens at Monte Carlo
Lord and Lady Louis Mountbatten pictured with their elder daughter Patricia at Monte Carlo heading it appears from their swimwear, to the beach. Date: 1931

Background imageRiviera Collection: Poster for Locarno on the Swiss Riviera

Poster for Locarno on the Swiss Riviera. The town is located on the northern tip of Lake Maggiore (Lago Maggiore) in the Swiss canton of Ticino, close to Ascona at the foot of the Alps 1944

Background imageRiviera Collection: Riviera Interlude by Clark Fay

Riviera Interlude by Clark Fay
A relaxed scene showing smart holidaymakers enjoying a drink at an open air cafe underneath striped parasols somewhere on the Cote d Azur, France during the 1930s. Date: 1935

Background imageRiviera Collection: The frontage of the Hotel Ruhl in Nice France, 1920s

The frontage of the Hotel Ruhl in Nice France, 1920s Date: 1920s

Background imageRiviera Collection: Noel Coward

Noel Coward at Eden Roc, Cap d Antibes, French Riviera

Background imageRiviera Collection: Marquise de Casa Maury

Marquise de Casa Maury
The Marquise de Casa Maury, formerly Miss Paula Gellibrand, and Mrs Loel Guinness, formerly Joan Yarde-Buller, daughter of Lord Churston. Joan later divorced her husband and married Prince Aly Khan

Background imageRiviera Collection: Printed Fortnum & Mason dresses for the Riviera casinos

Printed Fortnum & Mason dresses for the Riviera casinos
Elegant evening dresses in print crepe-de-chine, among the styles seen in the casinos of Southern France according to The Sketch magazine in which this photograph was featured

Background imageRiviera Collection: Palais de la Prefecture, Nice, France (Riviera)

Palais de la Prefecture, Nice, France (Riviera). Date between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900

Background imageRiviera Collection: Deauville, France - La Rue Gontaut-Biron

Deauville, France - La Rue Gontaut-Biron
Deauville, France on the Cote Fleurie (Flowers Coast) - La Rue Gontaut-Biron Date: circa 1905

Background imageRiviera Collection: The Bystander Riviera Number 1923

The Bystander Riviera Number 1923
The front cover of The Bystander Riviera Number. A colour illustration showing a glamorous couple stood overlooking a moonlit Monte Carlo

Background imageRiviera Collection: Elsa Schiaparelli and daughter Gogo at Monte Carlo

Elsa Schiaparelli and daughter Gogo at Monte Carlo
Elsa Schiaparelli (1890 - 1973), Italian fashion designer, pictured on holiday at Monte Carlo in the company of her daughter, Gogo. Date: 1938

Background imageRiviera Collection: Prince Andrew of Greece, Mmd. de la Bigne & GIlbert Beale

Prince Andrew of Greece, Mmd. de la Bigne & GIlbert Beale
H.R.H. Prince Andrew of Greece, father of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, pictured with Mme. Andree de la Bigne and Mr. Gilbert Beale

Background imageRiviera Collection: Hotel Paris, Estoril, Cascais, Portugal

Hotel Paris, Estoril, Cascais, Portugal. Date: circa 1940

Background imageRiviera Collection: Dining car of the Cote D Azur Express

Dining car of the Cote D Azur Express
Opulent interior of the new Calais-Mediterranean Express. The service left Calais on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in connection with the 11am train from Victoria while passenger enjoyed a



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