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Shaving Collection

Background imageShaving Collection: Chez Auguste on Old Compton Street, Soho

Chez Auguste on Old Compton Street, Soho
Chez Auguste at 38 Old Compton Street, Soho, London; next to Coiffure Internationale, the international shaving saloon and hairdressers; on the end is F Gennari Ltd, wines and provisions. 1947

Background imageShaving Collection: Female Barber Shaving

Female Barber Shaving
A female barber with a Marcel wave hairstyle holds down her client as she gives him a close shave, with a cut-throat razor!

Background imageShaving Collection: Gillette Razor Advert

Gillette Razor Advert
Begin early... shave yourself - the Gillette Safety Razor lives up to its name

Background imageShaving Collection: Woman Shaving Man

Woman Shaving Man
A female barber or barbers assisitant, probably during World War Two, applies shaving soap to a mans face before his shave

Background imageShaving Collection: Electrical Magnet appliances 1929

Electrical Magnet appliances 1929
Products from the Harrods catalogue electrical department, including Magnet, irons, kettles, shaving pot, milk sterilizer, coffee percolator, water boiler, toaster, griller and toaster, towel rail

Background imageShaving Collection: Turkish Barber at Thessaloniki, Greece

Turkish Barber at Thessaloniki, Greece. Date: circa 1907

Background imageShaving Collection: Toilet Services, Real Wedgwood Ware, Plate 50

Toilet Services, Real Wedgwood Ware, Plate 50, showing patterned washing bowls, jugs, soap dishes, and a slop pail far too nice to put slops in. Date: circa 1880s

Background imageShaving Collection: Curry&rice / Bathing Pool

Curry&rice / Bathing Pool
A bathing pool on a British station

Background imageShaving Collection: Elgin Avenue, West London

Elgin Avenue, West London, looking towards Edgware Road. Date: circa 1910

Background imageShaving Collection: Chinese Barber

Chinese Barber
In a Chinese barbershop, short back and sides is taken literally. circa 1911

Background imageShaving Collection: Native Carpenters - India

Native Carpenters - India - using rules, planes and chisels. Date: circa 1903

Background imageShaving Collection: Price's Regina Shaving Stick Advertisement

Price's Regina Shaving Stick Advertisement
An illustrated advertisement for Price's, promoting the Regina shaving stick, The stick to stick to, the image portrays a father, lovingly holding his young daughter

Background imageShaving Collection: Lever Brothers Advertisement, Shaving Stick

Lever Brothers Advertisement, Shaving Stick
An illustrated advertisement for Lever Brothers Limited, promoting the Lever's Easy Shaving Stick, EASY on the razor, EASY on the chin, EASY on the purse

Background imageShaving Collection: Royal Vinolia Advertisement

Royal Vinolia Advertisement
An illustrated advertisement for Royal Vinolia, promoting their shaving stick product. The image shows five men, happily sporting their smooth chins. Date: circa 1918

Background imageShaving Collection: Erasmic soap advert

Erasmic soap advert
Advert for peerless Erasmic soap. Mother and baby in embrace advertising the soap. The company also sold shaving kits and vanishing cream. Date: 1925

Background imageShaving Collection: Roman shaving items

Roman shaving items Date: 1925

Background imageShaving Collection: Erasmic shaving kit

Erasmic shaving kit
Erasmic shaving stick advert. The soap advertised to use when shaving, which would cause minimal irritation. Date: 1925

Background imageShaving Collection: Interior of a Turkish Barber's Shop

Interior of a Turkish Barber's Shop Date: 1854

Background imageShaving Collection: Indasia Advertisement

Indasia Advertisement
Advertisement for Indasia Eastern Perfume. The subtle fragrance of the East is harmonised in INDASIA Eastern Perfume. The illustration shows a woman with a magnifying glass

Background imageShaving Collection: A Young Shaver by William Henry Hunt

A Young Shaver by William Henry Hunt Date: 19th century

Background imageShaving Collection: The New Shaving-Machine (suggested by a recent invention)

The New Shaving-Machine (suggested by a recent invention). Emperor of Russia, Nicholas I, sits in the shaving-machine chair in John Bull and Louis Nap(olean)s Easy Shaving Shop

Background imageShaving Collection: Comic postcard, Father of twins shaving

Comic postcard, Father of twins shaving Date: 20th century

Background imageShaving Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Looking for news of you

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Looking for news of you
The Caption is Looking for news of you. The card is from a young girl to her parents and was sent under cover with gifts. One of the presents was shaving cream for her father of which she says The

Background imageShaving Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Chin-Chin

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Chin-Chin
The caption on the card is Chin-Chin! The expression has shades of meaning. Probably here it means Well done, perhaps on a successful first shave. Cute Kids WW2 Wartime humour Date: circa 1945

Background imageShaving Collection: Man in his sick bed surrounded by doting wife, children

Man in his sick bed surrounded by doting wife, children, and maids. Miseries of Human Life. Handcoloured copperplate engraving designed

Background imageShaving Collection: Johnny in the West Indies pursued by a black squadron

Johnny in the West Indies pursued by a black squadron
English Navy officer fleeing from an angry Massa planter and Quashee enslaved men barndishing cudgels in Jamaica. Captain Newcome waves his bicorn at a rowboat in the bay

Background imageShaving Collection: Currier shaving animal hides with a knife to make leather

Currier shaving animal hides with a knife to make leather for shoes, boots, saddles, bookbindings, etc. Handcoloured woodcut engraving from The Book of English Trades and Library of the Useful Arts

Background imageShaving Collection: Victorian scrap, Barber shaving a soldier

Victorian scrap, Barber shaving a soldier. 19th century

Background imageShaving Collection: Golborne Road, North Kensington, SW London

Golborne Road, North Kensington, SW London, with shop premises including Olsons grocers and Golborne haircutters. Date: circa 1905

Background imageShaving Collection: Humours of West Indian Life, At the Barber s

Humours of West Indian Life, At the Barber s. 1892

Background imageShaving Collection: Saharan barber and client, Algeria, North Africa

Saharan barber and client, Algeria, North Africa
Saharan barber attending to a client in the street, Algeria, North Africa. Date: 1922

Background imageShaving Collection: Travel by Midland for comfort advert, 1922

Travel by Midland for comfort advert, 1922
Going north for the holidays? Travel by Midland for comfort. Advert in The Bystander, 2nd August 1922, also with ads for Colgates shaving stick and Debenham & Freebody. Date: 1922

Background imageShaving Collection: Advert for Homocea 1897

Advert for Homocea 1897
Homocea brand, with toilet soap, embrocation and nursery powder, to help with the cure of oyclists, athletes, pedestrians, soreness, cures tired, swollen feet and rheumatism. Date: 1897

Background imageShaving Collection: Hong Kong - Itinerant Chinese Barber in the Street

Hong Kong - Itinerant Chinese Barber in the Street - offering a variety of services including shaving the head, back massage and scraping the eyelids! 1908

Background imageShaving Collection: Advert for Clarks grasshopper clippers 1908

Advert for Clarks grasshopper clippers 1908
Horse Clarks two-handed grasshopper clippers. Date: 1908

Background imageShaving Collection: Village carpenter 1855

Village carpenter 1855
Interior of a workshop with a village carpenter using a wooden smoothing plane. Date: 1855

Background imageShaving Collection: SHAVING OLD & NEW C1830 SHAVING OLD & NEW C1830

SHAVING OLD & NEW C1830 SHAVING OLD & NEW C1830
The old way and the new way of shaving: take your pick! Date: circa 1830

Background imageShaving Collection: Closed on Sundays 1855

Closed on Sundays 1855
Barber giving a wet shave, with a sign on the wall saying This shop now closed on Sunday. Date: 1855

Background imageShaving Collection: RACIAL / SRI LANKA / BARBER

RACIAL / SRI LANKA / BARBER
A Tamil barber shaves a customers head Date: 1893

Background imageShaving Collection: LIVERPOOL / LITTLE SHOP

LIVERPOOL / LITTLE SHOP
Liverpool: the Little Shop, Mount Pleasant Date: 1907

Background imageShaving Collection: A barber prepares a client for a shave in Kowloon, Hong Kong

A barber prepares a client for a shave in Kowloon, Hong Kong
A barber prepares a client for a shave in the Walled City of Kowloon, Hong Kong Date: 1984

Background imageShaving Collection: A barber shaves a customer in barbershop in Djerba, Tunisia

A barber shaves a customer in barbershop in Djerba, Tunisia
A barber shaves a customer in his barbershop in Djerba, Tunisia. The customers face is lathered and the shop is open to the street. Date: 1987

Background imageShaving Collection: Shaving the Master

Shaving the Master
The Edwardian butler (Mr. Edgar), in his role as valet, gives the Master of the house (Sir John Olliff-Cooper) his morning shave, using a cut- throat razor. Date: early 1900s (re-enactment)

Background imageShaving Collection: An old man in Tbilisi (Tiflis) Georgia having a shave

An old man in Tbilisi (Tiflis) Georgia having a shave

Background imageShaving Collection: Page from catalogue of Safety razors 1929

Page from catalogue of Safety razors 1929
Safety razors, razor strop, stropping machine and assorted scissors set. Products available from the Harrods catalogue cutlery department. Date: 1929

Background imageShaving Collection: Trade catalogue of mens shaving equipment 1911

Trade catalogue of mens shaving equipment 1911
Trade catalogue for Harrords department store, showing a page selection of shaving equipment. 1911

Background imageShaving Collection: Cartoon, Replacing those who are at the Front, WW1

Cartoon, Replacing those who are at the Front, WW1
Cartoon, Replacing those who are at the Front, showing French women taking on mens jobs during the First World War: shaving a man in a barbers shop, punching a travel ticket, selling newspapers

Background imageShaving Collection: Advert for Thermos flasks WW1

Advert for Thermos flasks WW1
Jolly advertisement for Thermos Flasks, an essential accessory to deal with trench life during the First World War. Thermos allows plenty of hot water for shaving



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