Skip to main content

Servant Collection

Background imageServant Collection: Jeeves and Wooster

Jeeves and Wooster
In Thank You Jeeves!, Jeeves gives notice when Bertie Wooster, his employer, insists on playing the banjolele

Background imageServant Collection: Queen Victoria and Abdul Karim, c. 1890

Queen Victoria and Abdul Karim, c. 1890
Photographic portrait of Queen Victoria (1819-1901) of Great Britain and Ireland and Empress of India, pictured at her writing desk, c.1890

Background imageServant Collection: Queen Victoria and Munshi Abdul Karim, 1900

Queen Victoria and Munshi Abdul Karim, 1900
Queen Victoria, Empress of India, listening to a despatch describing the elation of the troops at the services they had rendered to the Queen. Her Indian servant, Munshi Abdul Karim, supports her

Background imageServant Collection: Saartje Baartman, also known as The Hottentot Venus

Saartje Baartman, also known as The Hottentot Venus
Saartje ( Sarah ) Baartman (1789-1815), also known as The Hottentot Venus - an African servant girl from South Africas Eastern Cape of the Khoisan tribe brought to London in 1810 & exhibited at freak

Background imageServant Collection: The Melton Breakfast by Sir Francis Grant

The Melton Breakfast by Sir Francis Grant
A rare mezzotint of High Leicestershire Lights of the past enjoying breakfast before a hunt. From left to right are Massey Stanley, the Earl of Wilton, Count Matuszevic, Lord Gardner

Background imageServant Collection: Female Type / Maid 1935

Female Type / Maid 1935
Pretty young French maid with a revealing neckline: " Sir has the flu, so I m going to try and raise his morale." Date: 1935

Background imageServant Collection: Empress Theodora. Basilica of Saint Vitale. Italy

Empress Theodora. Basilica of Saint Vitale. Italy
Empress Theodora I (500-548) with a court of ladies. Mosaic. 6th century. Basilica of Saint Vitale. Ravenna. Italy

Background imageServant Collection: Garcon De Cafe 1850

Garcon De Cafe 1850
A French garcon de cafe, or cafe waiter. Date: 1850

Background imageServant Collection: Black Waiter with Thanksgiving Turkey

Black Waiter with Thanksgiving Turkey
A jovial black waiter in America raises aloft the Thanksgiving Turkey on this Greetings card

Background imageServant Collection: Queen Victoria with the Munshi

Queen Victoria with the Munshi
Queen Victoria at her desk, assisted by her servant Abdul Karim, the Munshi

Background imageServant Collection: Sir John George Shaw-Lefevre

Sir John George Shaw-Lefevre
Caricature portrait of Sir John George Shaw-Lefevre KCB (1797-1879). Shaw-Lefevre was a British barrister, Whig politician, and civil servant

Background imageServant Collection: Dinner in an aristocratic French home

Dinner in an aristocratic French home, with servants attending to everyones needs

Background imageServant Collection: Dickens / Pickwick Papers

Dickens / Pickwick Papers
Sam Weller - Mr Pickwicks servant who councils his master with Cockney wisdom

Background imageServant Collection: Washing Board

Washing Board
A photograph demonstrating the use of a scrubbing board in a tub during washday in the early 20th century

Background imageServant Collection: Meeting Simeon

Meeting Simeon
Joseph and Mary go to Jerusalem to be purified, and show the baby Jesus to Simeon, who exclaims Now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace !

Background imageServant Collection: Aristocratic French lady bathing and dressing

Aristocratic French lady bathing and dressing
An aristocratic French lady is helped by her maids to bathe and dress

Background imageServant Collection: Man falling off a broken chair at a dinner party

Man falling off a broken chair at a dinner party causing a servant to spill a soup tureen over him. Other guests shocked, servants amused. More Miseries

Background imageServant Collection: Busts of seven principal heroes of the Trojan War

Busts of seven principal heroes of the Trojan War. From left to right: Menelaus, Paris, Diomedes, Ulysses, Nestor, Achilles and Agamemnon. Sette principali Eroi della Guerra Trojana

Background imageServant Collection: W Heath Robinson - Opening the Wine Bottle

W Heath Robinson - Opening the Wine Bottle

Background imageServant Collection: Old Maid card - Butler

Old Maid card - Butler. circa 1940s

Background imageServant Collection: Three women with a dog at an open window

Three women with a dog at an open window
Three women with a Jack Russell terrier at an open window. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageServant Collection: Cortes destroying his fleet. Colored engraving

Cortes destroying his fleet. Colored engraving
Hernan Cortes (1488-1547). Spanish conqueror of Mexico. Cortes destroying his fleet, moored in the Villa Rica of the Vera Cruz, to prevent defections among his crew. Volume I. Engraving by J

Background imageServant Collection: Japanese Geisha Girl dressed in her Kimono

Japanese Geisha Girl dressed in her Kimono
O-Hana-san dresses to pay a visit - a Japanese Geisha Girl is aided by a male servant to dress in her Kimono. Date: circa 1906

Background imageServant Collection: Sing a Song of Sixpence

Sing a Song of Sixpence -- the king cuts into his pie, and the blackbirds start to sing. 19th century

Background imageServant Collection: Britannia and Eve magazine, March 1933

Britannia and Eve magazine, March 1933
Front cover illustration featuring an extremely glamorous lady wearing a bright orange coat with fur trims, a yellow hat with orange feather and holding a blue clutch bag

Background imageServant Collection: Syntax Star-Gazing

Syntax Star-Gazing
Dr Syntax shows a lady the stars through a telescope, while the butler trips over a dog on the stairs and drops his tray of crockery

Background imageServant Collection: British soldiers take interest in an Egyptian lady

British soldiers take interest in an Egyptian lady
Humourous Postcard - World War One era. British soldiers (a sailor and a Scots infantryman) take interest in an Egyptian lady who stroll demurely along under a pink parasol

Background imageServant Collection: British and French Soldiers - Salonica

British and French Soldiers - Salonica
A scruffy young turkish paperboy selling the Paris Balkan Newspaper and the French Echo to British and French soldiers during World War One in Salonica as two veiled ladies and a Greek priest

Background imageServant Collection: Exhausted Footman

Exhausted Footman
An exhausted footman, reflected in a dressing table mirror, rests his weary head in his hands and ruminates on the lot of an Edwardian servant

Background imageServant Collection: Ancient Greece / Toilet

Ancient Greece / Toilet
A lady attends to her toilet in Ancient Greece

Background imageServant Collection: Model Maid-Of-All-Work

Model Maid-Of-All-Work
The model maid of all work is kept busy in the scullery cleaning boots, boiling kettles and pans, and responding to the bells that are constantly rung for her

Background imageServant Collection: German Kitchen

German Kitchen
A maid in a simple kitchen with stove, sink, racks, chopping block, tub and saucepans

Background imageServant Collection: Man being attacked by a parrot and cat in a drawing room

Man being attacked by a parrot and cat in a drawing room. More Miseries. Handcoloured copperplate engraving designed and etched by Thomas Rowlandson to accompany Reverend James Beresfords Miseries of

Background imageServant Collection: Downstairs servants of a country house

Downstairs servants of a country house
Group photo, downstairs servants of a country house. circa 1900

Background imageServant Collection: W Heath Robinson - Peeling Potatoes by Gramophone

W Heath Robinson - Peeling Potatoes by Gramophone

Background imageServant Collection: Her Royal Highness, Princess Royal and her four sisters

Her Royal Highness, Princess Royal and her four sisters
Morning Amusements -- Charlotte, Princess Royal (1766-1828), and her four sisters (Augusta Sophia, Elizabeth, Mary, Sophia), all daughters of King George III

Background imageServant Collection: Frederick Temple Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 1st Marquess of Dufferin and Ava

Frederick Temple Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 1st Marquess of Dufferin and Ava (1826 - 1902), British public servant and prominent member of Victorian society. Date: late 1890s

Background imageServant Collection: Party of people picnicking at Henley Regatta

Party of people picnicking at Henley Regatta
A party of people picnicking at the Henley Royal Regatta, an annual rowing event held on the River Thames near the town of Henley-on-Thames, South Oxfordshire. Date: July 1888

Background imageServant Collection: Servants at Reipole House, Loch Sunart, Argyll, Scotland

Servants at Reipole House, Loch Sunart, Argyll, Scotland
Group of six servants at Reipole House, Loch Sunart, Argyll, Scotland. circa 1895

Background imageServant Collection: Fawkes Detected

Fawkes Detected
Guy Fawkes, detected by Suffolk, pretends to be a servant

Background imageServant Collection: London Trade Card - Thomas Pickett, Brasier

London Trade Card - Thomas Pickett, Brasier (late servant to Mr Hancock in Pall Mall), at the sign of the Frying Pan in Compton Street, corner of Frith Street, Soho

Background imageServant Collection: Taking a tumble has its compensations

Taking a tumble has its compensations
" The New Compensation Act" - " Hooray! I believe I ve broken my arm!" - a hotel chambermaid is not unduly concerned at her fall

Background imageServant Collection: Social / Placing Flowers

Social / Placing Flowers
A dress typical of the close of the 1920s with its low back, flared skirt & uneven hemline dipping to form train- a transitional phase prior to the long skirts of the 30s

Background imageServant Collection: American Dining Car

American Dining Car
Passengers dining in a Pullman parlour railway car

Background imageServant Collection: A Man and his Man

A Man and his Man
A man... and his man

Background imageServant Collection: Barhams Servant

Barhams Servant
Mr C N BARHAM hypnotises his servant who manifests clairvoyance when in the hypnotic state

Background imageServant Collection: Curry&rice / Officer Rides

Curry&rice / Officer Rides
A young officer prepares to go riding. A servant puts the final touches to his uniform while another holds his pony which is far too small for him

Background imageServant Collection: Man, woman and baby of Corea, Korea, 1818

Man, woman and baby of Corea, Korea, 1818. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Mary Anne Vennings A Geographical Present being Descriptions of the Principal Countries of the World, Darton



All Professionally Made to Order for Quick Shipping