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Straps Collection

Background imageStraps Collection: Rolex precision watches 1937

Rolex precision watches 1937
A selection of womens wristwatches for Rolex, Oyster watch that is waterproof, dustproof, anti magnetic and unbreakable glass. Products for Army & Navy catalogue. Date: 1937

Background imageStraps Collection: Underground Straphangers

Underground Straphangers
STRAP-HANGERS : So popular is Londons underground that often there are not enough seats : for the convenience of those standing, straps are thoughtfully provided

Background imageStraps Collection: Evening Dresses / Worth

Evening Dresses / Worth
Sensually draped dresses with narrow beaded straps, square necklines & detailing over one hip - some with double or triple skirts, uneven hemlines & trains. N.B feather fans

Background imageStraps Collection: Polka Dot Bikini 1950S

Polka Dot Bikini 1950S
An athletic young woman, wearing an itsy bitsy polka dot bikini with spaghetti straps, sinks into the wet sand on a beach

Background imageStraps Collection: Pocket watches and wristwatches 1929

Pocket watches and wristwatches 1929
A selection of pocket watches that register the minutes, seconds and fifth of seconds and a golfers pocket watch that has pure white metal case and also ladies wristwatches with lever moverment

Background imageStraps Collection: Art Nouveau Headdress / 1

Art Nouveau Headdress / 1
An Art Nouveau headdress of ornamental fillet with elongated sections, incorporating a cameo, hanging over the ears. Also matching ornamental shoulder straps

Background imageStraps Collection: Teeny Weeny Bikini 1950S

Teeny Weeny Bikini 1950S
A rather experienced looking blonde model poses in an itsy bitsy teeny weeny red & white polka dot bikini & white high heeled slingback shoes. She holds the straps of the top

Background imageStraps Collection: Taking a ride over the Isle of Wight in an aeroplane

Taking a ride over the Isle of Wight in an aeroplane
Taking a ride over the Isle of Wight in a two-seater aeroplane. The lady passenger is bereft of flying hat/helmet and goggles and obviously therefore enjoys the feeling of the wind in her hair

Background imageStraps Collection: Advertisement for the Kestos Backless Brassiere 1935

Advertisement for the Kestos Backless Brassiere 1935
Advertisement for the Kestos Backless Brassiere

Background imageStraps Collection: Frock, Fur & Feather Fan

Frock, Fur & Feather Fan
Narrow tubular shaped dress in an ornate fabric by Worth with a plunging back, beaded straps, fur trimmed hem & a long train attached at the lower back. She holds a large feather fan

Background imageStraps Collection: Pin-Up in Blue Shorts

Pin-Up in Blue Shorts
A pretty blonde with plaited hair & wearing tight blue shorts & white bikini top with the straps dangling in front, leans against the trunk of a large tree

Background imageStraps Collection: Serving Le 5 Oclock

Serving Le 5 Oclock
Low waisted dress with sleeves that are full from the elbow & with a tight cuff, a V neck with a scarf tie, tiered skirt & a scarf belt threaded through belt straps on the hip

Background imageStraps Collection: See-Through Nightgown

See-Through Nightgown
Sultry, fifties temptress, wearing a see-through nightdress with ribbon stripe, soft gathers at the neckline & double spaghetti straps, beckons to the viewer

Background imageStraps Collection: The Procession

The Procession
A sketch of a religious procession of people, mainly women dressed in white robes with blue straps and sashes. Date: circa 1901

Background imageStraps Collection: Study Of A Woman Dressing

Study Of A Woman Dressing
A sketch study of a young lady sat on a simple chair, fastening the straps of some shoes. Date: circa 1901

Background imageStraps Collection: Job Sketches

Job Sketches
A pair of sketches from a page of L'Album Les Maitres de La Caricature, one portrays a lady fastening the straps of her shoe, the other shows the back of a teacher writing on a chalk board

Background imageStraps Collection: Turkey. Men exercising in Tomak

Turkey. Men exercising in Tomak
Ottoman Empire. Turkey. Men exercising in Tomak game. Martial art. Traditional game in which woll balls are used on leather straps. Engraving by Lemaitre, Lalaisse and Chaillot

Background imageStraps Collection: Japan - Geta Clog Maker

Japan - Geta Clog Maker
Geta Clog Maker, Japan. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageStraps Collection: Cunard line promotional biscuit tin

Cunard line promotional biscuit tin in the form of a travelling trunk. 8 x 5 x 5 inches. Date: early 20th century

Background imageStraps Collection: The Elizabeth Arden eye strap was made of soft rubber, and was intended to mitigate puffiness

The Elizabeth Arden eye strap was made of soft rubber, and was intended to mitigate puffiness beneath the eyes. Date: circa 1932

Background imageStraps Collection: Worth designs: Grey mantle with a heavy border of fur; dress with a train, narrow straps

Worth designs: Grey mantle with a heavy border of fur; dress with a train, narrow straps, uneven hemline & tassels or pendant motifs on the bodice & skirt. Date: 1924

Background imageStraps Collection: Advert, Surgical Hosiery Co Ltd, Nottingham

Advert, Surgical Hosiery Co Ltd, Nottingham
Advert, Surgical Hosiery Co Ltd, Russell Street, Nottingham - manufacturers of elastic knee caps, anklets (plain, felted or padded), jock straps, suspenders etc. for all athletes Date: 1933

Background imageStraps Collection: Women in a gymnastic wheel

Women in a gymnastic wheel, a new craze. 1930

Background imageStraps Collection: Tyrolese man

Tyrolese man, Switzerland. 19th century

Background imageStraps Collection: Christmas card in the shape of a suitcase

Christmas card in the shape of a suitcase, open to reveal a cat and four kittens inside. (2 of 2) Date: circa 1890s

Background imageStraps Collection: WOMAN WAKING 1940S

WOMAN WAKING 1940S
Young woman, in a nightdress with gathered bodice & broad straps, stretches as she wakes up. A quilted dressing gown hangs up near her bed. N.B Satin quilt or eiderdown. Date: 1940s

Background imageStraps Collection: Umbrella tourists Windsor

Umbrella tourists Windsor
Tourists under an umbrella watch guardsmen drummers on parade in the rain at Windsor Castle Date: 1989

Background imageStraps Collection: John Lampert (Age 33) Wearing Safety Harness and Helmet ?

John Lampert (Age 33) Wearing Safety Harness and Helmet ?
John Lampert (Age 33) Wearing Safety Harness and Helmet with His Man Powered Flexible Mambrane Variable Geometry Ornithopter at Bishops Rise, Hatfield, UK Date: 1975

Background imageStraps Collection: Methods of Arresting Bleeding with various tourniquets

Methods of Arresting Bleeding with various tourniquets, clamps, manual pressure, forceps, knotted handkerchiefs and bandages. Date: circa 1880s

Background imageStraps Collection: Theodore Hardeen brother of Harry Houdini 1905

Theodore Hardeen brother of Harry Houdini 1905
Theodore Hardeen (1876 1945), Hungarian magician and escape artist, younger brother of the famous Harry Houdini, (with whom he formerly worked with), known simply as Hardeen or Brother of Houdini

Background imageStraps Collection: Rear view of two young Zulu Women, South Africa

Rear view of two young Zulu Women, South Africa. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageStraps Collection: Victorian Boots and Shoes

Victorian Boots and Shoes

Background imageStraps Collection: Carriage pulled by two white shire horses

Carriage pulled by two white shire horses
Lady transported by a carriage pulled by two white shire horses. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageStraps Collection: Micro Bikini Top 1950S

Micro Bikini Top 1950S
A fresh faced model with chestnut curls and a beaming smile adjusts the narrow spaghetti straps to her red & white polka dot bikini top which she wears with shorts

Background imageStraps Collection: BOY IN FROCK 1850S

BOY IN FROCK 1850S
A small child (probably a boy) wears a tartan costume of short skirt & short sleeved bodice with shaped basque, lace tucker & narrow ribbon trim & shoes with ankle straps Date: 1850s

Background imageStraps Collection: Advert for Charles H. Baber ladies footwear 1929

Advert for Charles H. Baber ladies footwear 1929
Elegant ladies footwear for widths - all fittings made to the specification of your foot. 1929

Background imageStraps Collection: Horses in harness

Horses in harness. circa 1890s

Background imageStraps Collection: Fire in London Underground train near Holland Park

Fire in London Underground train near Holland Park
Fire in a London Underground train near Holland Park Station, 28 July 1958. General view of the fire-damaged rear section of the first carriage

Background imageStraps Collection: A fine portrait of two working horses in their stall

A fine portrait of two working horses in their stall. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageStraps Collection: Three ladies in evening dresses by Paul Poiret and Beer

Three ladies in evening dresses by Paul Poiret and Beer
Three fashionable ladies in evening dresses. On the left, violet, gold and black with a pleated crepe de chine hem, and a large gold fan, by Paul Poiret

Background imageStraps Collection: Evening Dress / Photo 1890

Evening Dress / Photo 1890
Bodice with natural waist level defined by a scarf, deep V neckline, shoulder straps descending in pleats to a point at the waist, soft short sleeves & roses worn at the bosom

Background imageStraps Collection: Various Shoes / Shaw / 1350

Various Shoes / Shaw / 1350
A selection of Piked shoes with long uppers and buckled ankle straps possibly ornamented with embroidery or punched outs designs

Background imageStraps Collection: Four puppies in a basket

Four puppies in a basket
Unusual Friends - four puppies in a basket. 1950s

Background imageStraps Collection: Bus conductor and his wife in Bognor Regis, West Sussex

Bus conductor and his wife in Bognor Regis, West Sussex
Bus conductor and his wife strolling along the seafront at Bognor Regis, West Sussex Date: 1935

Background imageStraps Collection: Disabled man wearing electronic walking aid

Disabled man wearing electronic walking aid
Disabled man wearing an electronic walking aid known as a Pulser or Electronic Stimulator, designed to help him walk unaided. Date: circa 1980s

Background imageStraps Collection: Labrador dog cuddling up to baby guinea pigs

Labrador dog cuddling up to baby guinea pigs
A labrador dog cuddling up to three baby guinea pigs -- their mother had died when they were born, so they were being kept warm in a nice padded bra. (2 of 3) Date: circa 1970s

Background imageStraps Collection: District Railway line - London Underground - A sudden stop

District Railway line - London Underground - A sudden stop! (see: 10176658) Date: circa 1910

Background imageStraps Collection: Advert for Mrs. Adair, Genesh Patent chin strap 1905

Advert for Mrs. Adair, Genesh Patent chin strap 1905
Genesh Patent chin strap, cures double chin, and takes away the line from nose to month. Strong straps to cure snoring and Domino straps to cure puffiness under eyes and takes away lines



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