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Slim Collection

Background imageSlim Collection: Cub Scouts taking part in Operation Shoeshine

Cub Scouts taking part in Operation Shoeshine
Two Cub Scouts taking part in Operation Shoeshine, a seven-day campaign during Scout Job Week. Their first customer was an actress, Caroline Munro

Background imageSlim Collection: Poster advertising Holland America Line

Poster advertising Holland America Line
Poster advertising the Holland America Line from Rotterdam, calling at Le Havre, Southampton, Cobh in Ireland, New York and Canadian ports

Background imageSlim Collection: Nude pin-up by David Wright

Nude pin-up by David Wright
Pin-up by David Wright, almost entirely nude, save for a pair of high heeled shoes and a book she has been reading placed strategically in her lap. c.1945

Background imageSlim Collection: Bathing Beauty 1924

Bathing Beauty 1924
The last pose of summer: a slim woman in her swimsuit on a diving board, while others watch from a raft

Background imageSlim Collection: Twenties flapper girl sitting at a cocktail bar

Twenties flapper girl sitting at a cocktail bar
A flapper girl from the 1920s sitting at a cocktail bar on a high stool. She is slim, wears a slinky dress, and has a cigarette in a holder in her mouth. On the bar is her glass of champagne

Background imageSlim Collection: English Rose Corsetry advertisement

English Rose Corsetry advertisement
Advert for the new corselette from English Rose corsetry, exquisitely styled and entirely without bones. It is described as a corselette with wired

Background imageSlim Collection: The Tatler Autumn Fashion Number 1955

The Tatler Autumn Fashion Number 1955
A stunning, bold front cover design featuring a tall and elegant woman wearing a simple black strapless evening dress and a sumptuous lime green wrap with matching choker necklace

Background imageSlim Collection: Pifco electric vibratory massager

Pifco electric vibratory massager
Beauty that is yours sincerely: 1950s electric vibratory massager, claiming to help you keep slim and trim, promotes a healthy scalp, affords relief for tired feet and many muscular aches and pains

Background imageSlim Collection: Advertisement for Thomsons glove-fitting corset

Advertisement for Thomsons glove-fitting corset
An advertisement for Thomsons glove-fitting corset, promising the wearer comfort and elegance

Background imageSlim Collection: Two types of dresses, 1954

Two types of dresses, 1954
On the left, an 1890-inspired party frock in striped taffeta with the stand-up collar, tight bodice, near-crinoline skirt, and steel-buttoned

Background imageSlim Collection: Chesterfield / Vanity Fair

Chesterfield / Vanity Fair
Lord Chesterfield elegantly dressed in morning coat, grey striped trousers, town boots, shirt with high all-round collar, black tie, top hat, pink carnation & white gloves

Background imageSlim Collection: Fashion for 1956

Fashion for 1956
A bolero and dress of lightweight wool georgette with all accessories from Debenham and Freebody, is a spring winner. The bolero

Background imageSlim Collection: Advert / 4711 Cologne Ils

Advert / 4711 Cologne Ils
4711 Eau de Cologne - perfect elegance

Background imageSlim Collection: Powder Monkey by David Wright

Powder Monkey by David Wright, showing a back view of an elegantly slim woman only just covered by a fur evening coat, looking at herself in a powder compact mirror

Background imageSlim Collection: Tyldesley / Cricketer

Tyldesley / Cricketer
J L Tyldesley, English cricketer who achieved 46 centuries in 11 years

Background imageSlim Collection: Exercise Machine

Exercise Machine
Two young women, toning up and staying slim with the aid of their new fangled rowing exercise machines!

Background imageSlim Collection: The Strife of Lent with Shrovetide, c. 1550, by Pieter Bruegh

The Strife of Lent with Shrovetide, c. 1550, by Pieter Bruegh
Pieter Brueghel the Elder (c.1525-1569). Flemish painter. The Strife of Lent with Shrovetide, c.1550. National Museum of Denmark. Copenhagen. Denmark

Background imageSlim Collection: 1960s woman by David Wright

1960s woman by David Wright
A woman wearing a salmon pink blouse and white pencil skirt with a typical 1960s bouffant hair style by David Wright, best know for his pin-ups during the 1940s and 50s. c.1960

Background imageSlim Collection: Mr Jingle, Pickwick Papers

Mr Jingle, Pickwick Papers
Charles Dickens Characters by Frank Reynolds for Buchanans Whisky - Mr Jingle, Pickwick Papers. 1912

Background imageSlim Collection: G O Smith, footballer and cricketer

G O Smith, footballer and cricketer
Gilbert Oswald Smith (1872-1943), amateur footballer who played for Oxford University and the Corinthians, and was captain for England. He played first-class cricket for Oxford University and Surrey

Background imageSlim Collection: George Woodcock, TUC General Secretary

George Woodcock, TUC General Secretary
George Woodcock (1904-1979), British trade unionist and TUC General Secretary from 1960 to 1969. Date: 1963

Background imageSlim Collection: Not Every Bathing Dress Spells a Plunge in the River

Not Every Bathing Dress Spells a Plunge in the River! by Barribal. 1925

Background imageSlim Collection: The Princess of Wales, later Queen Mary

The Princess of Wales, later Queen Mary
Queen Mary (Princess Mary of Teck) (1867-1953), wife of the future King George V, when she was Princess of Wales. Date: early 20th century

Background imageSlim Collection: Fine Feathers by Webster Murray

Fine Feathers by Webster Murray
A glamorous cabaret star or showgirl, shows off her shapely legs on stage while wearing an extravagantly enormous feather headdress. Date: 1930

Background imageSlim Collection: David Wright woman in black evening dress

David Wright woman in black evening dress
Elegant woman with red hair, wearing a black evening dress with a red flower on the bodice, and matching red material below the waist

Background imageSlim Collection: Calendar girl by David Wright

Calendar girl by David Wright
A blonde woman dressed in a transparent black teddy which leaves little to the imagination relaxes on a chaise lounge and enjoys the sensation of a new pair of silky stockings through her elegantly

Background imageSlim Collection: Le Furet Corsets Poster

Le Furet Corsets Poster
Art deco style poster advertising Le Furet corsets, depicting a slim and glamorous woman wearing the said item

Background imageSlim Collection: Jennie Churchill / Cdv

Jennie Churchill / Cdv
JENNIE JEROME LADY RANDOLPH CHURCHILL Later wife of George Cornwallis-West

Background imageSlim Collection: Dancing Tango 1919

Dancing Tango 1919
Seriously passionate couples dance the tango

Background imageSlim Collection: Fashion design by Eva Lutyens

Fashion design by Eva Lutyens. 1936

Background imageSlim Collection: Programme for the Brighton Festival

Programme for the Brighton Festival
Programme cover for the Brighton Festival, probably in 1951, Festival of Britain year, showing a giant and fairly slim Prince Regent looking approvingly at the Brighton Pavilion

Background imageSlim Collection: Augustus Leopold Egg

Augustus Leopold Egg
AUGUSTUS LEOPOLD EGG English painter and friend of Dickens

Background imageSlim Collection: Sir Edward Richard Henry

Sir Edward Richard Henry
SIR EDWARD RICHARD HENRY Irish policeman and fingerprint expert

Background imageSlim Collection: Comic postcard, Couple riding tandem on a country lane

Comic postcard, Couple riding tandem on a country lane Date: 20th century

Background imageSlim Collection: Lady Arnold, third wife of Sir Edwin Arnold

Lady Arnold, third wife of Sir Edwin Arnold
Lady Arnold, the only Japanese Lady in Debrett. Tama Kurokawa, Lady Arnold (1869-1962) was the third wife of Sir Edwin Arnold, English poet and journalist. They married in 1897. circa 1900

Background imageSlim Collection: Comic postcard, Woman in bikini and beach inspector Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Woman in bikini and beach inspector Date: 20th century

Background imageSlim Collection: Annotated illustration warning about the dangers of tight laced corsets on the female

Annotated illustration warning about the dangers of tight laced corsets on the female body. Date: 1906

Background imageSlim Collection: Ava Lowle Willing, Lady Ribblesdale

Ava Lowle Willing, Lady Ribblesdale (1868-1958), American socialite, wife of Thomas Lister, 4th Baron Ribblesdale. late 19th century

Background imageSlim Collection: Stinson-Faucett F-19 OB-PAH-140

Stinson-Faucett F-19 OB-PAH-140 (msn 25, re-registered as OB-R-140 in 1964), outside the Faucett HQ in Lima. The Stinson-Faucett F-19, built in Lima, Peru

Background imageSlim Collection: Sir Frederick Ashton, ballet dancer in Apparitions

Sir Frederick Ashton, ballet dancer in Apparitions, the Vic-Wells Ballet, supplement to The Dancing Times, December 1937 Date: 1937

Background imageSlim Collection: Advert, Cosmos Lamps, Art Deco design, woman reading

Advert, Cosmos Lamps, Art Deco design, woman reading Date: 1920s

Background imageSlim Collection: Giuseppe de Begnis, Italian operatic bass singer

Giuseppe de Begnis, Italian operatic bass singer
Giuseppe de Begnis (1793-1849), Italian operatic bass singer Date: early 19th century

Background imageSlim Collection: National Waists in Austria, England and France

National Waists in Austria, England and France
Women's National Waists, the Corset in Austria, England and France, with a statue showing the more natural Classic Waist. Date: 1888

Background imageSlim Collection: Music cover, Patches & Powder Entracte

Music cover, Patches & Powder Entracte by Cecil Wynne Date: 1915

Background imageSlim Collection: Paul Deroulede, French author and politician

Paul Deroulede, French author and politician
Paul Deroulede (1846-1914), French author and politician, seen here at the age of 18. Date: circa 1864

Background imageSlim Collection: Jean-Leon Gerome, French painter and sculptor

Jean-Leon Gerome, French painter and sculptor
Jean-Leon Gerome (1824-1904), French painter and sculptor, at the age of 31. Date: circa 1855

Background imageSlim Collection: Gerald du Maurier in Trelawny of the Wells

Gerald du Maurier in Trelawny of the Wells
Gerald Du Maurier early in his career in the role of Ferdinand Gadd in Pinero's play, Trelawny of the Wells Date: circa 1900

Background imageSlim Collection: Advert, The London Corset Co

Advert, The London Corset Co, New Bond Street, London Date: 1910



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