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Background imageSkin Collection: Native American Indian Buffalo Hunt Under the White Wolf Ski

Native American Indian Buffalo Hunt Under the White Wolf Skin. An Indian stratagem on the level prairies. Date: ca. 1858

Background imageSkin Collection: Variety Theatre, Monte Saldo

Variety Theatre, Monte Saldo
English born Monte Saldo 1879 - 1949 (real name A. M. Woolaston). Strong-man, Gymnast and also an artists model. Here he is photographed in various statuesque classical poses as well as in the more

Background imageSkin Collection: Uller the Bowman

Uller the Bowman, god of winter & archery

Background imageSkin Collection: Advert / Tidmans Soap

Advert / Tidmans Soap
Tidmans Herbal Skin Soap

Background imageSkin Collection: St Bartholomew Apostle

St Bartholomew Apostle
SAINT BARTHOLOMEW THE APOSTLE in the background you can see him being flayed alive : and in the foreground he is carrying not only his skin but the knife which removed it

Background imageSkin Collection: Bugandan Royalty (card 1 of 2)

Bugandan Royalty (card 1 of 2)
Card 1 of 2. The young King Daudi Cwa II of Uganda, seated on his elaborate golden throne (topped with a very British crown!), holding a staff of office, with his feet on a cheetah skin

Background imageSkin Collection: Bungarus fasciatus, Banded Krait

Bungarus fasciatus, Banded Krait
Snake skin mounted on paper, The Patrick Russell Collection c.1790 Date: circa 1790

Background imageSkin Collection: Fantasy French postcard - Nude woman and doll

Fantasy French postcard - Nude woman and doll
Very stylish Fantasy French postcard depicting a nude woman smiling and cradling a doll in her arm. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageSkin Collection: Hunting Trophies - A Good Bag - British East Africa

Hunting Trophies - A Good Bag - British East Africa (Modern Kenya). Date: circa 1910s

Background imageSkin Collection: The Conversion of Paula, by Alma-Tadema

The Conversion of Paula, by Alma-Tadema
The Conversion of Paula, by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema RA (1836-1912). Date: 1898

Background imageSkin Collection: Petaurus breviceps ariel, sugar glider

Petaurus breviceps ariel, sugar glider
Petaurus breviceps ariel (Gould, 1849) sugar glider. BMNH 1842.5.26.1, female skin & skull, lectotype photographed next to specimen BMNH 1855.12.24.308 paralectotype skin

Background imageSkin Collection: Book of the Dead / 12

Book of the Dead / 12
Ani and his wife pass the Seven Gates and Ten Pylons and follow priest in a panther- skin

Background imageSkin Collection: Fula tribeswoman in headdress, French Sudan, West Africa

Fula tribeswoman in headdress, French Sudan, West Africa
Fula (Fulah, Fulani) tribeswoman in an elaborate headdress, French Sudan, West Africa. Date: 1922

Background imageSkin Collection: (The Morning After of a Faun) Le Lendemain d un Faune (or

(The Morning After of a Faun) Le Lendemain d un Faune (or, What an Afternoon ) - The Great success of the new ballet L Apres-Midi d un Faune in which the faun, failing to abduct the nymph herself

Background imageSkin Collection: Cartoon by George Studdy, part of his Fruity Fables series, showing a lady orange peeling off her

Cartoon by George Studdy, part of his Fruity Fables series, showing a lady orange peeling off her skin down to a bikini. Credit should read

Background imageSkin Collection: Advertisement in High Street, Bromley, Kent

Advertisement in High Street, Bromley, Kent
Advertisement for Palmolive soap, superimposed onto a photograph of High Street, Bromley, Kent. circa 1900s

Background imageSkin Collection: Bass Drummer of the Northumberland Fusiliers

Bass Drummer of the Northumberland Fusiliers in his traditional ceremonial costume, featuring the whole skin of a leopard Date: circa 1910s

Background imageSkin Collection: Advert for Beetham Larola suntan lotion 1940

Advert for Beetham Larola suntan lotion 1940
Sun tan without sun burn. To suntan becomingly yet without painful sunburn, the skin should always be bathed with larola. Exposure to sun

Background imageSkin Collection: Alaric II - KIng of the Visigoths - Spain

Alaric II - KIng of the Visigoths - Spain
Alaric II (484-507) - The Eighth KIng of the Visigoths in Spain. Fought Clovis in the Battle of Vouille (near Poitiers) and was defeated

Background imageSkin Collection: Violin accesories, Wurlitzer

Violin accesories, Wurlitzer
Violin cases sold by the Wurlitzer company with prices ranging from 12 dollars fifty, to sixty dollars for an alligator skinned

Background imageSkin Collection: Advertisement for the London Glove Company

Advertisement for the London Glove Company of Cheapside and New Bond Street, showing a selection of womens gloves including long white evening gloves

Background imageSkin Collection: Hinds Skin Cream

Hinds Skin Cream
Promotional card for Hinds Honey & Almond Cream, for the Hands, Face, Skin and Complexion, manufactured in Portland, Maine Date: 1907

Background imageSkin Collection: Advert for Amor Skin, 1930

Advert for Amor Skin, 1930
Advert for Amor Skin face cream, 1930 Date: 1930

Background imageSkin Collection: Prince Philip caricature

Prince Philip caricature
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (b. 1920) drawn in caricature, slipping on a banana skin - a comment perhaps on his tendency to say the wrong thing at the wrong time. Date: 1986

Background imageSkin Collection: Poster advertising Cooks Pure Toilet Soaps

Poster advertising Cooks Pure Toilet Soaps. Ed. Cook Ltd, East London

Background imageSkin Collection: Jp Kemble / Timon Athens

Jp Kemble / Timon Athens
JOHN PHILIP KEMBLE Popular actor and theatre manager, seen here in the role of Timon of Athens, Act 4, Scene 3

Background imageSkin Collection: Advert / Cleavers Soap

Advert / Cleavers Soap
Cleavers Soap - One touch of nature makes the whole world kin, one touch of Cleavers cleans the whole worlds skin!

Background imageSkin Collection: Darwins Pigeons

Darwins Pigeons
Charles Darwin gave his personal collection on pigeons to the Museum in 1867 and 1868, as part of a bigger collection of domestic birds including ducks, chickens and even cararies

Background imageSkin Collection: Mongo tribesman and wife, Belgian Congo, Central Africa

Mongo tribesman and wife, Belgian Congo, Central Africa
Mongo tribesman and his wife in the forest, Belgian Congo (now Democratic Republic of the Congo), Central Africa. Date: 1922

Background imageSkin Collection: Two Girls of the Nuer Tribe - Sudan

Two Girls of the Nuer Tribe - Sudan
Two Girls (sisters?) of the Nuer Tribe - Sudan. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageSkin Collection: Chad - Cupping - Indigenous medicinal practise

Chad - Cupping - Indigenous medicinal practise
Chad, Central Africa - Cupping - Indigenous medicinal practise. Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin; practitioners believe this

Background imageSkin Collection: King Archibong III of Calabar, Gambia, West Africa

King Archibong III of Calabar, Gambia, West Africa (then part of the British Empire). He was crowned in 1878 with a regalia sent by Queen Victoria. Date: circa 1878

Background imageSkin Collection: Village witch doctor, Belgian Congo, Central Africa

Village witch doctor, Belgian Congo, Central Africa
Village witch doctor with his equipment, Belgian Congo (now Democratic Republic of the Congo), Central Africa. 1922

Background imageSkin Collection: Queen Nenzima, Belgian Congo, Central Africa

Queen Nenzima, Belgian Congo, Central Africa
Queen Nenzima of the Mangbettus (Mangbetu) tribe, Belgian Congo (now Democratic Republic of the Congo), Central Africa. Date: 1922

Background imageSkin Collection: Diseases of the Skin - Plate 4

Diseases of the Skin - Plate 4. Crusted or Honeycomb Ringworm, Alopecia (hair-loss), Ringworm of the scalp, spotted rose rash, running scab - eczema and Nettle rash. Date: circa 1880s

Background imageSkin Collection: Diseases of the Skin - Plate 5

Diseases of the Skin - Plate 5 - Scabies or Itch, Red Gum Rash or Spotted Heat, Honey Sickness - Honey Scab or Pustular Tetter Impetigo, Shingles

Background imageSkin Collection: A roast pig on a spit, West Country

A roast pig on a spit, West Country. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageSkin Collection: Body suspension festival of Mariatal or Chidi Mari, India

Body suspension festival of Mariatal or Chidi Mari, India
Festival of Mariatal, Churrack-Pooja, Carak Puja or Chidi Mari, near Pondicheri, India. Hindu devotees are suspended by hooks in the skin from long poles

Background imageSkin Collection: King Prempeh I of the Ashanti Empire, West Africa

King Prempeh I of the Ashanti Empire, West Africa
King Prempeh I (1870-1931) of the Ashanti (Asante) Empire, West Africa, now part of Ghana. He ruled from 1888 until his death in 1931, and fought an Ashanti war against Britain in 1893

Background imageSkin Collection: Four Mangbettu people, Belgian Congo, Central Africa

Four Mangbettu people, Belgian Congo, Central Africa
Four people of the Mangbettus (Mangbetu) tribe, Belgian Congo (now Democratic Republic of the Congo), Central Africa. Showing decorative body scars, ivory hairpins, a nose plug

Background imageSkin Collection: Woman with decorative scars, Belgian Congo, Central Africa

Woman with decorative scars, Belgian Congo, Central Africa
Yuli Ikelemba woman with decorative scars and spear hairpins made of beaten metal, Belgian Congo (now Democratic Republic of the Congo), Central Africa. Date: 1922

Background imageSkin Collection: Advert for Madame P. Rowleys Toilet Mask 1895

Advert for Madame P. Rowleys Toilet Mask 1895
Natural beautifier for bleaching and preserving the skin and removing complexional imperfections. Blemishes may be hidden imperfectly by cosmetics and powers

Background imageSkin Collection: Sunlight Soap - cut-out advertising trade card

Sunlight Soap - cut-out advertising trade card. A Young man gazes (somewhat glazed over) at a vast tract of text advertising Sunlight Soap which states (by dint of the headings)

Background imageSkin Collection: A South African Man with skin pigmentation condition

A South African Man with skin pigmentation condition
A South African Man with the skin pigmentation condition vitiligo, creating a remarkable patched appearance, captioned here as Leopard Skin (!). Date: circa 1900

Background imageSkin Collection: Templar Commander's room, Commanderie templiere d'Avalleur

Templar Commander's room, Commanderie templiere d'Avalleur
Templar Commander's room, altered in the 17th and 18th centuries, in the commanderie templiere d'Avalleur, or Templar commandery of Avalleur

Background imageSkin Collection: Water Carrier, Jerusalem, Israel

Water Carrier, Jerusalem, Israel
Goatskin Water Carrier, Jerusalem, Israel Date: circa 1905

Background imageSkin Collection: Place card, man with hat and cigar

Place card, man with hat and cigar



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