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Shirt Sleeves Collection

Background imageShirt Sleeves Collection: Grinling Gibbons / Evelyn

Grinling Gibbons / Evelyn
GRINLING GIBBONS English woodcarver and sculptor, with John Evelyn at the door, about to discover him

Background imageShirt Sleeves Collection: Edwardian Walkers

Edwardian Walkers
WALKING Six young Edwardian men in shirtsleeves, two with walking canes, out for a walk in the countryside

Background imageShirt Sleeves Collection: Fitting of Metropolitan Police uniform, south east London

Fitting of Metropolitan Police uniform, south east London
A Metropolitan Police officer is fitted with his uniform at a police clothing store in Lambeth Road, south east London. There are rows of helmets and piles of clothes on counter tops

Background imageShirt Sleeves Collection: Stable hands, Marine Hotel Stables, Walton-on-the-Naze

Stable hands, Marine Hotel Stables, Walton-on-the-Naze
A group of six grooms with a pony and a small child pictured in the stables of The Marine Hotel in Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex, where guests horses were looked after during their stay. circa 1890

Background imageShirt Sleeves Collection: Two Metropolitan Police officers with boys on estate

Two Metropolitan Police officers with boys on estate
Two Metropolitan Police officers with three boys on the Chalk Hill Estate, Wembley, Middlesex. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageShirt Sleeves Collection: Metropolitan Police officer with horse and children

Metropolitan Police officer with horse and children
A Metropolitan Police officer introduces his horse to a group of children. Another officer does the same in the background on the left. circa 1990s

Background imageShirt Sleeves Collection: Sewing and repairing Metropolitan Police uniform

Sewing and repairing Metropolitan Police uniform
A long line of tailors sewing and repairing Metropolitan Police uniforms at a police clothing store in Lambeth Road, south east London

Background imageShirt Sleeves Collection: Metropolitan Police group photograph at exhibition

Metropolitan Police group photograph at exhibition
Group photograph of Metropolitan Police officers, male and female, posing with a police car on an exhibition stand. A banner bears the words: Beat crime -- join us. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageShirt Sleeves Collection: Metropolitan Police officer in school playground

Metropolitan Police officer in school playground
A Metropolitan Police officer chats with girls and boys in a school playground. Date: circa 1980s

Background imageShirt Sleeves Collection: Metropolitan Police breathalyser equipment

Metropolitan Police breathalyser equipment
Two Metropolitan Police officers with a piece of equipment called an Intoximeter 3000 at New Scotland Yard, London. One officer is blowing into a tube

Background imageShirt Sleeves Collection: Couple on holiday

Couple on holiday
A couple on holiday, photographed as they walk along. circa 1960s

Background imageShirt Sleeves Collection: Man in vegetable garden

Man in vegetable garden
A man working in a vegetable garden with rows of large onions. circa 1940s

Background imageShirt Sleeves Collection: Kitcheners army recruits drilling, Chatham, Kent, WW1

Kitcheners army recruits drilling, Chatham, Kent, WW1
Kitcheners army recruits drilling outside the Royal Engineers Electrical School at Chatham, Kent, during the First World War. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageShirt Sleeves Collection: Double page spread in a diary for 23-28 October

Double page spread in a diary for 23-28 October
A double page spread in a young persons diary for 23-28 October. Each day is given a small illustration, relating either to the season, or to the anniversary of an historical event

Background imageShirt Sleeves Collection: Man asleep in a garden, Mid Wales

Man asleep in a garden, Mid Wales
A man in a straw hat and shirtsleeves, asleep in a garden, Mid Wales. He appears to have been doing some gardening, as he has left his clippers in front of the railings behind him

Background imageShirt Sleeves Collection: Edwardian golfer on the Pembrokeshire coast

Edwardian golfer on the Pembrokeshire coast
An Edwardian golfer in action in his shirtsleeves on the Pembrokeshire coast, South Wales

Background imageShirt Sleeves Collection: Blacksmith in his forge, working on a horseshoe

Blacksmith in his forge, working on a horseshoe
A young blacksmith in his forge, working on a horseshoe, at the Black Country Museum, Birmingham, West Midlands

Background imageShirt Sleeves Collection: Met Police officers at Piccadilly Circus, London

Met Police officers at Piccadilly Circus, London
Two Metropolitan Police officers, one male, one female, on duty at Piccadilly Circus in Central London, speaking to a young couple

Background imageShirt Sleeves Collection: Man puzzling over a game of draughts

Man puzzling over a game of draughts
A man puzzling over a game of draughts, which he appears to be playing solo. He holds a long churchwarden pipe in his mouth. Date: early 20th century

Background imageShirt Sleeves Collection: Gold prospectors panning in Australia

Gold prospectors panning in Australia
Prospectors panning for gold in Australia


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