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Silhouettes Collection

Background imageSilhouettes Collection: WW1 silhouettes, wounded soldiers and medical care

WW1 silhouettes, wounded soldiers and medical care
Silhouettes of wounded soldiers and medical care during the First World War. From the top: stretcher bearers, a field ambulance, the casualty clearing station, a train taking men off to the base

Background imageSilhouettes Collection: Poster, Public Warning, identifying aircraft, WW1

Poster, Public Warning, identifying aircraft, WW1
British information poster, Public Warning, identifying German and British aircraft, First World War. 1914-1918

Background imageSilhouettes Collection: Silhouette, Hope Springs Eternal in the Human Breast

Silhouette, Hope Springs Eternal in the Human Breast
Hope Springs Eternal in the Human Breast -- silhouette showing a shipwrecked man standing on a raft, waving to a ship on the horizon

Background imageSilhouettes Collection: Gran pops Shadow Show by Lawson Wood

Gran pops Shadow Show by Lawson Wood
Three little monkeys chuckle with glee as Gran pop, the orang utan character created by artist Lawson Wood entertains them with a shadow puppet show. Date: 1935

Background imageSilhouettes Collection: Annette Kellerman diving in silhouette

Annette Kellerman diving in silhouette
Annette Marie Sarah Kellerman (18861975) - Australian swimmer, film star, and writer. One of the first women to wear a one-piece bathing costume, causing a minor scandal at the time

Background imageSilhouettes Collection: Silhouette of stylish couple dancing

Silhouette of stylish couple dancing

Background imageSilhouettes Collection: Five Famous Conductors in Silhouette

Five Famous Conductors in Silhouette - who took part in Bournemouths Festival of Music in 1922, organised by Mr. Dan Godfrey at the Winter Gardens

Background imageSilhouettes Collection: Silhouette of a local squire and his dog

Silhouette of a local squire and his dog
Silhouette of a local squire having a drink in his local pub, with his dog at his feet. An advertisement for Worthington beer

Background imageSilhouettes Collection: Silhouette of fox hunting scene

Silhouette of fox hunting scene
Silhouette of a fox hunting scene with three horse riders leaping a fence

Background imageSilhouettes Collection: Silhouettes of the Chase by H. L. Oakley

Silhouettes of the Chase by H. L. Oakley
Two silhouettes cut by H. L. Oakley showing scenes from a hunt. The first shows the hunt meeting at a village pub, while the second shows them at full stretch galloping across countryside

Background imageSilhouettes Collection: A tug boat passes under Southwark Bridge, London

A tug boat passes under Southwark Bridge, London
A tug boat passes under the newly re-opened Southwark Bridge on the Thames River in London, 1921. St Pauls Cathedral is seen silhouetted in the background. 1921

Background imageSilhouettes Collection: Chinese wallpaper design

Chinese wallpaper design depicting a woman holding a parasol and admiring the flowers on her porch. Date: 1922

Background imageSilhouettes Collection: Silhouette of a landlord and his dog

Silhouette of a landlord and his dog
Silhouette of a pub landlord with a glass of beer in his hand, his dog sitting at his feet. An advertisement for Worthington beer

Background imageSilhouettes Collection: Silhouette of men in a pub

Silhouette of men in a pub
The Lads of the Village -- silhouette of men enjoying a drink of beer in their local pub. An advertisement for Worthington beer

Background imageSilhouettes Collection: Silhouette of a head waiter

Silhouette of a head waiter with a full glass of beer in his hand, and a cat at his feet. An advertisement for Worthington beer

Background imageSilhouettes Collection: Silhouette of barmaid and customer in a pub

Silhouette of barmaid and customer in a pub
The best drink is the last drink -- scene at 10pm in The Crown, Harrogate, with a barmaid, a customer and his dog

Background imageSilhouettes Collection: Silhouette of a man entering a country pub

Silhouette of a man entering a country pub at the end of the day. An advertisement for Worthington beer

Background imageSilhouettes Collection: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn book cover

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn book cover
Front cover of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain featuring silhouettes. 1888

Background imageSilhouettes Collection: Cinderella by Arthur Rackham

Cinderella by Arthur Rackham
Cinderellas sisters arriving for the Ball in all their finery. Date: 1919

Background imageSilhouettes Collection: Sleeping Beauty pricks her finger by Arthur Rackham

Sleeping Beauty pricks her finger by Arthur Rackham
The crucial moment in the story of Sleeping Beauty when Beauty pricks her finger on a spinning wheel thus sending her to sleep for a number of years

Background imageSilhouettes Collection: Silhouettes from the Somme by H. L. Oakley

Silhouettes from the Somme by H. L. Oakley
Various scenes on the Somme cut by famous silhouette artist, Captain H. L. Oakley showing the work to be done when pursuing the retreating Germans

Background imageSilhouettes Collection: Silhouettes of hunting field scenes

Silhouettes of hunting field scenes in the neighbourhood of York. From the top: full cry, hunting with the York and Ainsty (North)

Background imageSilhouettes Collection: Vogue patterns cover

Vogue patterns cover Date: 1930

Background imageSilhouettes Collection: Sleeping Beauty by Arthur Rackham

Sleeping Beauty by Arthur Rackham
Princess Briar Rose, aka Sleeping Beauty, pictured in a perfect pose as she sleeps for a hundred years after pricking her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel

Background imageSilhouettes Collection: Silhouette of a doctor

Silhouette of a doctor who has interrupted his rounds for a glass of beer. An advertisement for Worthington beer

Background imageSilhouettes Collection: Silhouette of Hurlingham Club House and polo players

Silhouette of Hurlingham Club House and polo players
Silhouette of the Hurlingham Club House and five polo players on horseback

Background imageSilhouettes Collection: Silhouettes of hunting field scenes

Silhouettes of hunting field scenes

Background imageSilhouettes Collection: Silhouette of fox hunting scene

Silhouette of fox hunting scene
Silhouette of a fox hunting scene with two horse riders in red jackets leaping a fence

Background imageSilhouettes Collection: Silhouette of a waitress

Silhouette of a waitress or pub barmaid, about to pour beer into a glass. An advertisement for Worthington beer

Background imageSilhouettes Collection: Silhouette of huntsman enjoying a stirrup cup

Silhouette of huntsman enjoying a stirrup cup
Silhouette of a huntsman on horseback, enjoying a stirrup cup, watched by a hound. An advertisement for Worthington beer

Background imageSilhouettes Collection: Silhouette portrait of Paganini

Silhouette portrait of Paganini
Silhouette portrait of Niccolo Paganini (1782 - 1840), virtuoso Italian violinist, cut by August Edouart. Paganini considered this to be the only likeness taken of him that was not a caricature

Background imageSilhouettes Collection: Cinderella by Arthur Rackham

Cinderella by Arthur Rackham
Ella, aka Cinderella, in her beautiful gown, dancing with the Prince at the Ball. Date: 1919

Background imageSilhouettes Collection: Cinderella by Arthur Rackham

Cinderella by Arthur Rackham
Ella, aka Cinderella, sitting in rags with a broom in her hand. Date: 1919

Background imageSilhouettes Collection: Sleeping Beauty by Arthur Rackham

Sleeping Beauty by Arthur Rackham
An unsuccessful princely suitor tries to fight his way through the thicket of thorns surrounding the castle where Sleeping Beauty slumbers

Background imageSilhouettes Collection: Silhouettes of a fox hunt in the York and Ainsty country

Silhouettes of a fox hunt in the York and Ainsty country
Black and white silhouette pictures by Captain H L Oakley in the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News of 12th December 1925

Background imageSilhouettes Collection: Sing a Song of Sixpence, Four and Twenty Blackbirds

Sing a Song of Sixpence, Four and Twenty Blackbirds
Silhouette, Nursery Rhyme, Sing a Song of Sixpence, Four and Twenty Blackbirds Baked in a Pie. 20th century

Background imageSilhouettes Collection: Early Victorian silhouette of a young woman

Early Victorian silhouette of a young woman. circa 1840s

Background imageSilhouettes Collection: Silhouette, Sending Coals to Newcastle

Silhouette, Sending Coals to Newcastle
Sending Coals to Newcastle -- silhouette showing a mining landscape and three men carrying sacks of coal up a slope

Background imageSilhouettes Collection: Man and woman drinking beer in a pub

Man and woman drinking beer in a pub
Isaac meets Rebecca at the Well -- silhouette of a man and a woman drinking beer in a pub. The title is a comic reference to an event in the Old Testament (Genesis 24)

Background imageSilhouettes Collection: Silhouette of two men drinking beer

Silhouette of two men drinking beer
The First Drink of the Day -- silhouette of two men drinking beer, probably in a pub

Background imageSilhouettes Collection: WW1 recruitment poster with silhouettes

WW1 recruitment poster with silhouettes
World War One recruitment poster with silhouettes -- Remember! England Expects -- the Need is Great Today.... the Navy requires you for its glorious service. Join today

Background imageSilhouettes Collection: Silhouette portrait of Robert Burns

Silhouette portrait of Robert Burns (1759 - 1796), Scottish national poet. Date: 1787

Background imageSilhouettes Collection: Sleeping Beauty by Arthur Rackham

Sleeping Beauty by Arthur Rackham
Princess Briar Rose, aka Sleeping Beauty turns a key in the lock of a door, where she is about to meet the wicked old fairy, whose spindle will prick her finger sending her, and the royal household

Background imageSilhouettes Collection: Christmas Day 100 years ago by H. L. Oakley

Christmas Day 100 years ago by H. L. Oakley
Charming silhouettes cut by H. L. Oakley depicting a traditional Victorian Christmas. The morning begins with a visit to church, followed by skating on a frozen pond

Background imageSilhouettes Collection: Victorian Silhouettes by H. L. Oakley

Victorian Silhouettes by H. L. Oakley
A page of silhouettes showing various Victorian pastimes and games including archery, croquet, skating and chess

Background imageSilhouettes Collection: Cold pale light through the trees with Tawny Owl

Cold pale light through the trees with Tawny Owl
Pale light pierces a blue and green woodland scene of thin, bare tree trunks. A swooping Tawny Owl has been added to the border framing the scene. Airbrush painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageSilhouettes Collection: Christmas card, silhouette of gypsy caravan

Christmas card, silhouette of gypsy caravan

Background imageSilhouettes Collection: Silhouette of a Tommy in marching order, WW1

Silhouette of a Tommy in marching order, WW1
Silhouette of a Tommy in marching order, by Espinasse, First World War. circa 1916



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