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Sprig Collection

Background imageSprig Collection: Irish Guards Shamrock

Irish Guards Shamrock
The duke of Connaught presents Irish Guardsmen with a sprig of shamrock each

Background imageSprig Collection: Owl and foxes carrying food on a Christmas card

Owl and foxes carrying food on a Christmas card
An owl and three foxes carrying a roast bird, cutlery and holly through the snow on a Christmas card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageSprig Collection: Beaufort Castle, near Beauly, Inverness-shire, Scotland

Beaufort Castle, near Beauly, Inverness-shire, Scotland, with a Fraser tartan background. Date: circa 1905

Background imageSprig Collection: Santa Claus proposing a toast on a Christmas postcard

Santa Claus proposing a toast on a Christmas postcard
Santa Claus proposing a toast on a Christmas and New Year postcard. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageSprig Collection: PARTY / DARE HE? MISTLETOE

PARTY / DARE HE? MISTLETOE
DARE HE ? A girl pauses beneath a mistletoe sprig, wondering if hes man enough to seize his chance... Date: 1920

Background imageSprig Collection: Children with large pudding on a Christmas card

Children with large pudding on a Christmas card
Children attacking a large pudding on a Christmas card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageSprig Collection: Foster General Purpose Engine number: 14410, 'Sprig'

Foster General Purpose Engine number: 14410, 'Sprig', regn UP 6481, at Derby on 8 July 1972. Date: 1972

Background imageSprig Collection: Wartime advert for Dolcis shoes, featuring a festive sprig of holly. Date: 1943

Wartime advert for Dolcis shoes, featuring a festive sprig of holly. Date: 1943

Background imageSprig Collection: Original Artwork - Holding mistletoe above two mice

Original Artwork - Holding mistletoe above two mice
Original Artwork - A little girl encouraging two amorous mice, by holding a sprig of mistletoe above their heads! Date: circa 1937

Background imageSprig Collection: Original Artwork - Design for a novelty Christmas card

Original Artwork - Design for a novelty Christmas card - Invitation - sprig of mistletoe hanging over a comfy armchair Date: circa 1937

Background imageSprig Collection: Christmas greetings card - Little girl brings in the pudding

Christmas greetings card - Little girl brings in the pudding
Christmas greetings card - Little girl brings in the Christmas pudding, topped with a sprig of holly. Date: circa 1937

Background imageSprig Collection: Original Artwork - Christmas thank you card design

Original Artwork - Christmas thank you card design
Original Artwork - Design for a Christmas thank you card - teddy bear holding a green balloon and sprig of mistletoe. Date: circa 1937

Background imageSprig Collection: Place marker - Little boy with mistletoe

Place marker - Little boy with mistletoe
Original Artwork - Design for a circular place marker, showing a young boy holding up a sprig of Christmas mistletoe against a star-filled background. Date: circa 1937

Background imageSprig Collection: Greetings card design - Lending a hand

Greetings card design - Lending a hand. A little girl standing on a fold-out step to hang up the sprig of Christmas holly, whilst her pet black scottie dog stands attentively offering assistance

Background imageSprig Collection: Young girl at Xmas

Young girl at Xmas
Young girl in a Santa robe holding a parcel and sprig of holly. Artist: Anon. Date: circa 1908

Background imageSprig Collection: Wistful child

Wistful child
A wistful looking young child wearing green. A sprig of holly in the foreground. Artist: Frances Brundage Date: circa 1908

Background imageSprig Collection: Three young girls

Three young girls
A group of three pretty young girls. A sprig of violets in the foreground. Artist: Frances Brundage Date: circa 1908

Background imageSprig Collection: Girl with a garland

Girl with a garland
Pretty young girl in a pink dress with a garland of roses in her hair. A sprig of roses in the foreground. Artist: Frances Brundage Date: circa 1908

Background imageSprig Collection: Girl in a turquoise bonnet

Girl in a turquoise bonnet
Pretty young girl in a white dress trimmed turquoise and matching bonnet. A sprig of daisies in the foreground. Artist: Frances Brundage Date: circa 1908

Background imageSprig Collection: Girl in a yellow bonnet

Girl in a yellow bonnet
Pretty young girl in a pale yellow dress and matching bonnet. A sprig of forget-me-nots in the foreground. Artist: Frances Brundage Date: circa 1908

Background imageSprig Collection: Girl in a straw hat

Girl in a straw hat
Smiling young girl wearing an old straw hat. A sprig of periwinkles in the foreground. Artist: Frances Brundage Date: circa 1908

Background imageSprig Collection: Cacao, cocoa or chocolate tree, Theobroma cacao

Cacao, cocoa or chocolate tree, Theobroma cacao
Sprig of the cacao, cocoa or chocolate tree, Theobroma cacao, with bean, fruit and seed. Copperplate engraving after an original illustration by Captain John Gabriel Stedman from his Narrative of a

Background imageSprig Collection: Sprig of the anchiote tree, Bixa orellana

Sprig of the anchiote tree, Bixa orellana. The flavoring and dye annatto is derived from its seeds. Copperplate engraving after an original illustration by Captain John Gabriel Stedman from his

Background imageSprig Collection: Sprig of the cotton plant, Gossypium hirsutum

Sprig of the cotton plant, Gossypium hirsutum, with bolls and leaves. Copperplate engraving after an original illustration by Captain John Gabriel Stedman from his Narrative of a Five Years

Background imageSprig Collection: Sprig of the tamarind tree, Tamarindus indica

Sprig of the tamarind tree, Tamarindus indica, with leaves and pod. Copperplate engraving after an original illustration by Captain John Gabriel Stedman from his Narrative of a Five Years Expedition

Background imageSprig Collection: Sprig of the coffee tree, Coffea arabica

Sprig of the coffee tree, Coffea arabica, with drupes D, coffee beans F and leaves B, C. Copperplate engraving after an original illustration by Captain John Gabriel Stedman from his Narrative of a

Background imageSprig Collection: Sprig of the indigo plant, Indigofera tinctoria

Sprig of the indigo plant, Indigofera tinctoria, and square of indigo ready for use as dye. Copperplate engraving after an original illustration by Captain John Gabriel Stedman from his Narrative of

Background imageSprig Collection: Santa Claus writing in a book on a Christmas postcard

Santa Claus writing in a book on a Christmas postcard. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageSprig Collection: Two sides of a cutout Christmas card

Two sides of a cutout Christmas card -- a snowball with a sprig of holly (left), and a tabby kitten with mistletoe (right). Date: circa 1890s

Background imageSprig Collection: Christmas card in the shape of a gift box

Christmas card in the shape of a gift box -- to Elsie. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageSprig Collection: Dwarf cherry blossom

Dwarf cherry blossom
A sprig of wild cherry blossom(Prunus Cerasus), depicting the fruit and leaves. Date: 1869

Background imageSprig Collection: Wild cherry blossom

Wild cherry blossom
A sprig of wild cherry blossom(Prunus Avium), depicting the fruit and stone. Date: 1869

Background imageSprig Collection: 1930 greetings card

1930 greetings card
Lady dressed in a crinoline with a brolly and a sprig of holly. Date: 1930s

Background imageSprig Collection: Foster General Purpose Engine Sprig UP 6481

Foster General Purpose Engine Sprig UP 6481
Foster General Purpose Engine, regn. UP 6481 14410, Sprig. Built in 1920 by William Foster & Co. in Lincoln, powered by a 7 Nhp single-cylinder steam engine. Date: 1970s

Background imageSprig Collection: Gathering Decorations

Gathering Decorations
A girl stands at a stile with a load of holly and a sprig of mistletoe Date: 1890

Background imageSprig Collection: MISTLETOE ON STAIRS

MISTLETOE ON STAIRS
DARE HE ? A girl pauses beneath a mistletoe sprig, wondering if hes man enough to seize his chance... Date: 1920

Background imageSprig Collection: Girl wearing high-quality skirt with remarkable hairstyle

Girl wearing high-quality skirt with remarkable hairstyle, redolent of the late 17th century... Date: circa 1910s

Background imageSprig Collection: Glamorous French Woman in turquoise ensemble with holly

Glamorous French Woman in turquoise ensemble with holly
Glamorous French Woman in turquoise ensemble with a stylish purple and gold handbag and holding a sprig of holly Date: circa 1920

Background imageSprig Collection: Sprig of holly on a Victorian Christmas scrap

Sprig of holly on a Victorian Christmas scrap. circa 1890s

Background imageSprig Collection: Japan - Young Japanese Girl holding cherry blossom frond

Japan - Young Japanese Girl holding cherry blossom frond Date: circa 1903

Background imageSprig Collection: Holly and horseshoe on a cutout Christmas card

Holly and horseshoe on a cutout Christmas card
Holly and horseshoe with envelope on a cutout Christmas card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageSprig Collection: Three cats with pudding on a Christmas card

Three cats with pudding on a Christmas card
Three cats with a pudding on a Christmas card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageSprig Collection: Christmas card in the shape of a pudding

Christmas card in the shape of a pudding on a plate, with a sprig of holly on top. circa 1890s

Background imageSprig Collection: New Year card in the shape of a gift box

New Year card in the shape of a gift box. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageSprig Collection: Pink flowers and buds on a hand-coloured birthday card

Pink flowers and buds on a hand-coloured birthday card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageSprig Collection: Christmas card in the shape of a pudding

Christmas card in the shape of a pudding
Christmas card in the shape of a round Christmas pudding with a smiling face on a blue patterned plate. A sprig of holly sits on top. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageSprig Collection: Children carrying holly and mistletoe

Children carrying holly and mistletoe
Two small children wandering through the snow carrying huge sprigs of holly and mistletoe. c.1920

Background imageSprig Collection: Couple - Bobo Tribe, Senegal

Couple - Bobo Tribe, Senegal
A rather remarkable photograph of a couple of the Bobo Tribe from Bobo-Dioulasso in Senegal, West Africa. The ladys modesty is protected for this picture by a rather inventive shubbery-based



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