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Background imageSmiles Collection: HRH Queen Elizabeth II

HRH Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022). She is wearing the George IV State Diadem or Diamond Diadem. Date: circa 1954

Background imageSmiles Collection: HRH Queen Elizabeth II

HRH Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022). She is wearing the George IV State Diadem or Diamond Diadem. Date: circa 1954

Background imageSmiles Collection: Queen Elizabeth II - Silver Jubilee

Queen Elizabeth II - Silver Jubilee
Queen Elizabeth II, a vision in pink smiles and chat with crowds of well wishers as she goes on a royal walkabout in London to celebrate the Silver Jubilee in 1977

Background imageSmiles Collection: The Queen reviews the Grenadier Guards

The Queen reviews the Grenadier Guards
At the tercentenary parade of the Grenadier Guards at Windsor, the Queen turns to speak to Colonel Sir Thomas Butler, Lieutenant-Colonel of the Regiment. Date: 1956

Background imageSmiles Collection: Queen Elizabeth II - Visit to Cornwall 1962

Queen Elizabeth II - Visit to Cornwall 1962
Queen Elizabeth II, wearing an appropriately floral hat, smiles happily during a visit to the Duchy of Cornwall farms near Saltash in 1962. Date: 1962

Background imageSmiles Collection: DRUNK MONK

DRUNK MONK
A portly monk with a moustache smiles to himself as he prepares to drink a glass of wine or a similar tipple

Background imageSmiles Collection: The Queen with a Land-Rover at Badminton Horse Trials

The Queen with a Land-Rover at Badminton Horse Trials
The Queen and other members of the Royal Family stand by a Land-Rover, with their host, the Duke of Beautfort, at the Badminton Three-day Horse Trials. Date: 1956

Background imageSmiles Collection: Knitting Sweetheart

Knitting Sweetheart
Sassy wartime woman lounging in a chair knitting while a portrait of her boyfriend or husband smiles from the canvas

Background imageSmiles Collection: Winching men up from the coalface - Wales

Winching men up from the coalface - Wales. Note the Davy lamp hanging off the belt of the man in the centre. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageSmiles Collection: Britannia and Eve magazine, August 1940

Britannia and Eve magazine, August 1940
Front cover illustration featuring a smiling woman, clasping her hands with joy and thinking very happy thoughts. She wears a orange silk dress, bright red lipstick and her hair in finger waves

Background imageSmiles Collection: Samuel Smiles Vanity Fr

Samuel Smiles Vanity Fr
SAMUEL SMILES Scottish author, best known for his book Self-Help of 1859

Background imageSmiles Collection: Good Luck Charms of Nenette and Rintintin bring good luck

Good Luck Charms of Nenette and Rintintin bring good luck
WW1 era France - The tiny yarn-doll good luck charms of Nenette and Rintintin bring good luck. Popular during the First World War in Paris and beyond. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageSmiles Collection: Queen Sirikit of Thailand at the Thai Embassy

Queen Sirikit of Thailand at the Thai Embassy
An official two-day state visit to the UK by King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) (1927-) and Queen Sirikit (1932-) of Thailand - the Queen at the final function of the trip at the Thai Embassy

Background imageSmiles Collection: Two Young Jewish girls play cards - Christmas Eve - Russia

Two Young Jewish girls play cards - Christmas Eve - Russia
Two Young Russian Jewish girls spend christmas Eve (Epiphany Evening) playing cards. With Torah study off the table for the evening, a number of traditions developed as to how to spend ones night

Background imageSmiles Collection: Princess Anne, Princess Royal, in Cornwall

Princess Anne, Princess Royal, in Cornwall
Princess Anne, Princess Royal, on an official visit to Cornwall. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageSmiles Collection: Birkenhead / Fe Smith / 1919

Birkenhead / Fe Smith / 1919
FREDERICK EDWIN SMITH 1st EARL of BIRKENHEAD Lawyer and statesman, depicted with a copy of Samuel Smiless Self Help Date: 1872 - 1930

Background imageSmiles Collection: David Buck - English actor

David Buck - English actor
David Buck (1936-1989), English actor, known for his role as Richard Beckett in the series Plays of Mystery and Imagination. Date: 1966

Background imageSmiles Collection: Profile portrait of a smiling Japanese Geisha girl

Profile portrait of a smiling Japanese Geisha girl. Date: circa 1906

Background imageSmiles Collection: Boy collecting apples

Boy collecting apples
A smiling, happy boy amongst the orchard trees, collecting the fallen shiny English apples in a wooden box. Painting by Raymond Sheppard

Background imageSmiles Collection: Playing with Lego

Playing with Lego
A little blond girl and her Mother play with Lego building blocks, possibly building a train which is travelling under two little Lego bridges? Photograph by Heinz Zinram

Background imageSmiles Collection: Woman on Beach / 1950S

Woman on Beach / 1950S
A woman sits on the beach in front of a brightly coloured stripy parasol, and smiles for the camera

Background imageSmiles Collection: Thomas Newcomen / Smiles

Thomas Newcomen / Smiles
THOMAS NEWCOMEN His house in Lower Street, Dartmouth (the centre building with supported gables), pulled down in the 19th century

Background imageSmiles Collection: Happy familyyoung boy and his sisters

Happy familyyoung boy and his sisters. Date: 1950s

Background imageSmiles Collection: Woman On the Phone

Woman On the Phone Date: 1916

Background imageSmiles Collection: PORTUGAL. Lisbon. Lithuanias President Dalia

PORTUGAL. Lisbon. Lithuanias President Dalia Grybauskaite smiles as she arrives prior to the NAC (North Atlantic Council) meeting on November 19, 2010 in Lisbon

Background imageSmiles Collection: Lear / Nonsense / Isles

Lear / Nonsense / Isles
There was on Old Man of the Isles, whose face was pervaded with smiles; He sung high dum diddle, and played on the fiddle, that amiable Man of the Isles

Background imageSmiles Collection: Young German Woman wearing a small black hat with a veil. Date: circa 1930s

Young German Woman wearing a small black hat with a veil. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageSmiles Collection: French Pin-up girl - putting on her shoes

French Pin-up girl - putting on her shoes - she already has her fur-trimmed cape and stockings on, but what else...??! Date: circa 1910

Background imageSmiles Collection: French Pin-up girl

French Pin-up girl
Smiling French Pin-up girl - reclining on a couch, her leg held upwards (perhaps she has a been suffering with a tight hamstring of late...). Date: circa 1910

Background imageSmiles Collection: Haile Selassie I - Crown Prince and Regent of the Ethiopian Empire (from 1916 to 1928)

Haile Selassie I - Crown Prince and Regent of the Ethiopian Empire (from 1916 to 1928), and then King and Regent (from 1928 to 1930), and finally Emperor (from 1930 to 1974)

Background imageSmiles Collection: A group of happy schoolgirls wearing Spanish tartan skirts

A group of happy schoolgirls wearing Spanish tartan skirts
A group of delighted schoolgirls sit on a wall and look off camera at something that surprises them and makes them smile. They all wear Spanish tartan skirts. Date: circa 1987

Background imageSmiles Collection: Deck chairs Tenby, Wales

Deck chairs Tenby, Wales
Two elderly men sat in deckchairs either side of an elderly lady. They watch her and smile as she snoozes in the afternoon sunshine on the beach at Tenby, Wales

Background imageSmiles Collection: French Pin-up girl - seated on a plinth beneath a vine

French Pin-up girl - seated on a plinth beneath a vine
French Pin-up girl - seated on a plinth beneath a grape vine. " One day my plinth will come...". Date: circa 1910

Background imageSmiles Collection: Little boys bows very low to the Duchess of York

Little boys bows very low to the Duchess of York
Garden party at St. Jamess Palace in aid of the National Council for Maternity and Child Welfare attended by Elizabeth, Duchess of York (later Elizabeth, the Queen Mother 1900-2002)

Background imageSmiles Collection: Alima - a very beautiful woman from Somalia

Alima - a very beautiful woman from Somalia, wearing a wrap-around dress of patterned fabric, headscarf and bead necklace. Date: circa late 1920s

Background imageSmiles Collection: Guinea, Africa - A Susu Girl

Guinea, Africa - A Susu Girl
A girl of the Susu tribe (Soussou) in Guinea, West Africa. The Susu are a major Mande ethnic group and are descendants of the thirteenth century Mali Empire. Date: 1910

Background imageSmiles Collection: Little toddler poses fors Studio photographic portrait

Little toddler poses fors Studio photographic portrait and smiles oblidgingly! Date: 1870s

Background imageSmiles Collection: Cliftonville, Margate - smart young couple at the seaside

Cliftonville, Margate - smart young couple at the seaside
Cliftonville, Margate, Kent - A smart young couple strolling along the seafront boardwalk on a hot summers day. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageSmiles Collection: Duke and Duchess of York return from Empire Tour

Duke and Duchess of York return from Empire Tour
The Homecoming of the Duke and Duchess of York from their Empire Tour to Australia (January to July 1927) on board the HMS Renown - photographed on the balcony of Buckingham Palace reunited with baby

Background imageSmiles Collection: King George V - Victory in WW1

King George V - Victory in WW1
King George V (1865-1936) - photograph following victory in WW1. Date: 1918

Background imageSmiles Collection: Young lady - large bow-festooned hat and elegant velvet coat

Young lady - large bow-festooned hat and elegant velvet coat
A young lady in a large bow-festooned hat and elegant velvet coat smiles out a greeting through the falling winter snow. Date: circa 1907

Background imageSmiles Collection: Comic postcard, Man with two donkeys on the beach

Comic postcard, Man with two donkeys on the beach Date: 20th century

Background imageSmiles Collection: The Devil Smiles, at the Kings Theatre, Hammersmith, London

The Devil Smiles, at the Kings Theatre, Hammersmith, London, 13 September 1909 for six nights Date: 1909

Background imageSmiles Collection: Extremely jolly elderly couple - Granny in a bath chair

Extremely jolly elderly couple - Granny in a bath chair, Grandpa in his Sunday best and bowler hat. Smiles as wide as possible!! Date: circa 1910s

Background imageSmiles Collection: Brochure cover for Rolls Twin Tub washing machines, featuring the smiling face of a happy

Brochure cover for Rolls Twin Tub washing machines, featuring the smiling face of a happy early 1960s housewife... Date: 1961

Background imageSmiles Collection: Pretty young girl holding a Stowers promotional fan

Pretty young girl holding a Stowers promotional fan
A photograph of a smiling pretty young girl set within an oval art nouveau frame. She is holding a promotional fan for Stowers Lime Juice Cordial! Date: 1905

Background imageSmiles Collection: The Duke of Edinburgh meeting Cricketer Donald Bradman

The Duke of Edinburgh meeting Cricketer Donald Bradman on 22nd April 1948 at the Public Schools Club on Piccadilly, London. Date: 1948

Background imageSmiles Collection: Cupids on a romantic card by Robert Dudley

Cupids on a romantic card by Robert Dudley
Two cupids on a romantic card by Robert Dudley, sharpening an arrow on a grindstone -- Such glee be thine as sunny smiles create! Date: circa 1880s



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