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Tailor Collection

Background imageTailor Collection: Tailoring tools

Tailoring tools
Tools used in tailoring, including scissors, needle and thread, chalk, measuring tape, a ruler and a smoothing iron

Background imageTailor Collection: Los Caprichos by Francisco de Goya (1746-1828)

Los Caprichos by Francisco de Goya (1746-1828)
Francisco de Goya (1746-1828). Spanish painter and printmaker. Los Caprichos. Lo que puede un sastre! (What can a tailor!). Number 52. Aquatint. 1799. Reproduction by M. Segui i Riera

Background imageTailor Collection: Various Medieval Shops

Various Medieval Shops
A scene showing various shops (Apothecary, Barber, Tailor, etc.)

Background imageTailor Collection: Hogarth / Rakes / Tailor

Hogarth / Rakes / Tailor
The Rakes Progress 1. The young heir is measured for new clothes

Background imageTailor Collection: Busy tailors workshop

Busy tailors workshop
A busy tailors workshop, with a gentleman being fitted for a new suit

Background imageTailor Collection: French Tailors C18Th

French Tailors C18Th
An elegant Frenchman has a fitting for a new coat. A tailor, down on one knee, makes some adjustments. Another, sewing buttons, sits cross legged on a bench

Background imageTailor Collection: Two Dressed by Chantal

Two Dressed by Chantal
Two women wear creations by Chantal of Paris - one a woollen serge tailor-made for morning wear, her companion a day frock in two shades of crepe de Rome

Background imageTailor Collection: Chesterfield Coat 1913

Chesterfield Coat 1913
A gentleman in formal day dress wears the New Chester or Chesterfield overcoat with velvet collar & fly-front. A silver topped cane is tucked under his arm

Background imageTailor Collection: Poster advertising British military uniform, WW1

Poster advertising British military uniform, WW1
Poster advertising British military uniform, The Studington Military Kit... obtainable only from Studd & Millington Ltd, Military Tailors. Chromolithograph poster, 1914 (c)

Background imageTailor Collection: Federal WPA. Theatre Yiddish Unit presents The tailor become

Federal WPA. Theatre Yiddish Unit presents The tailor becomes a storekeeper A comedy by David Pinski with music. Poster for Federal Theatre Yiddish Unit presentation of The Tailor Becomes a

Background imageTailor Collection: Dressed to Kill 1912

Dressed to Kill 1912
Woman: tailor-made with a narrow skirt, belted long line jacket with bellows pockets & a trilby hat. Man: jodphurs, gaiters or leggings, belted jacket with a pleated back & patch pockets

Background imageTailor Collection: Happy Families / Mr Tape

Happy Families / Mr Tape
" Happy Families" was devised in Britain by Mr Jacques in 1861

Background imageTailor Collection: Advert / Lime Juice Stower

Advert / Lime Juice Stower
Tailor-made costume with a jacket with gored basques & gigot sleeves (leg-of-mutton) & a gored skirt, high stand- fall collar & tie, gauntlets & a hat with birds & bows

Background imageTailor Collection: Mr Tape the Tailor

Mr Tape the Tailor, from " Happy Families" devised in Britain by Mr Jacques in 1861

Background imageTailor Collection: Cartoon, Disraeli Measuring the British Lion

Cartoon, Disraeli Measuring the British Lion
Cartoon, The State of the Nation, Disraeli Measuring the British Lion. Mr Disraelis motion for a Select Committee to consider the state of the nation, in consequence of the repeal of the Corn Law

Background imageTailor Collection: Wardrobe Department

Wardrobe Department
Ladies in the Wardrobe Department of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. Date: 1960s

Background imageTailor Collection: Tailor of 1647 / Broadside

Tailor of 1647 / Broadside
A tailor. These tradesman are preachers in the City of London, 1647. A satirical broadside on non- conformist preaching in London

Background imageTailor Collection: Indian Dirzi 1891

Indian Dirzi 1891
A dirzi (tailor) Punjab

Background imageTailor Collection: The Thirteen Days Of Leandre, Two Sketches

The Thirteen Days Of Leandre, Two Sketches
A pair of sketches, one displaying a scene in which a military tailor is trying to force close a jacket that is clearly too small, on a poor man who risks being suffocated

Background imageTailor Collection: Arlington Tailor Advertisement

Arlington Tailor Advertisement
An advertisement illustration for Arlington, a naval and military tailor based in London. The portrait shows a male military officer with a cigarette in hand. Date: circa 1915

Background imageTailor Collection: A Big Order, Measuring Mr Jumbo for a New Suit

A Big Order, Measuring Mr Jumbo for a New Suit Date: 1930

Background imageTailor Collection: Advert for Chapman Dress Merchants, London

Advert for Chapman Dress Merchants, London
An advert for Chapman & Co. silk agents and dress merchants based at 2 Notting Hill, London. They claim to provide costume skirt in the New Boucle Cloth or Glenefer Tweed

Background imageTailor Collection: Mr Tryon the Tailor

Mr Tryon the Tailor

Background imageTailor Collection: Spain, Madrid. Exhibition of men's clothing

Spain, Madrid. Exhibition of men's clothing, held by the Society of Master Tailors (Sociedad de Maestros de Sastre) La Confianza. It took place at the end of November 1881

Background imageTailor Collection: Advert for Hector Powe

Advert for Hector Powe
Tailor Hector Powe advertises uniforms for women. Date: 1939

Background imageTailor Collection: Posada, skeletons of tradesmen

Posada, skeletons of tradesmen
Posada endpapers, skeletons of tradesmen, including a tailor, a shoemaker, a hat maker, a carpenter, and a bill sticker. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageTailor Collection: Men and women in a tailors workshop

Men and women in a tailors workshop with sewing machines on the workbenches. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageTailor Collection: Tailors in a workshop with coat on display

Tailors in a workshop with coat on display
A group of tailors in a workshop with a finished coat on display on a dummy. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageTailor Collection: Three people in a tailors workshop

Three people in a tailors workshop. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageTailor Collection: Tailors in a workshop

Tailors in a workshop. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageTailor Collection: Cutter at work on a garment

Cutter at work on a garment. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageTailor Collection: Tailor at work on a garment

Tailor at work on a garment. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageTailor Collection: Comic postcard, Ordering a pair of trousers Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Ordering a pair of trousers Date: 20th century

Background imageTailor Collection: Busy street in Hong kong, c. 1890

Busy street in Hong kong, c. 1890
Busy street in Hong kong, c.1890

Background imageTailor Collection: Rego Tailors and Outfitters, London

Rego Tailors and Outfitters, London
Premises of Rego Tailors and Outfitters, London. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageTailor Collection: Mannequins in Aquascutum window, London

Mannequins in Aquascutum window, London
Mannequins in the window of Aquascutum, Regent Street, London. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageTailor Collection: Mannequin in Aquascutum window, London

Mannequin in Aquascutum window, London
Mannequin in Aquascutums window, Regent Street, London. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageTailor Collection: Comic postcard, Smiths Trousers Are Down Again - Inspection Invited Date

Comic postcard, Smiths Trousers Are Down Again - Inspection Invited Date: early 20th century

Background imageTailor Collection: Comic postcard, Scene in a tailors shop Date: circa 1918

Comic postcard, Scene in a tailors shop Date: circa 1918

Background imageTailor Collection: Three advance models from Jean Patou, Paris, 1925

Three advance models from Jean Patou, Paris, 1925 distinquished by Ninepins, pleats and streamers Date: 1925

Background imageTailor Collection: Cartoon, The Political Tailors (Disraeli and Gladstone)

Cartoon, The Political Tailors (Disraeli and Gladstone)
Cartoon, The Political Tailors -- a satirical comment on Disraelis progress with his Reform Bill. He would like his political rival, Gladstone, to give him a helping hand, but Gladstone refuses

Background imageTailor Collection: Cartoon, Trying It On (Disraeli and Reform)

Cartoon, Trying It On (Disraeli and Reform)
Cartoon, Trying It On -- Disraeli as Master Tailor gets John Bull to try on a new coat, representing the Reform Bill, designed to extend the franchise to the working man

Background imageTailor Collection: Stationery, Mens Tailor Clothier and Hatter

Stationery, Mens Tailor Clothier and Hatter
Stationery, Stephen Naylor, Mens Tailor Clothier and Hatter, Church Gates, Wisbeach (Wisbech), Cambridgeshire. 1833

Background imageTailor Collection: Advert, Joseph Marcus, Ladies Tailor

Advert, Joseph Marcus, Ladies Tailor
Advert for Joseph Marcus, New Bond Street, London, Ladies Tailor and Habit Maker. 1897

Background imageTailor Collection: 1911 Census - John Bull being measured

1911 Census - John Bull being measured
Front cover of The Sphere, of John Bull being measured to see if his waist has grown from the decade before. Date: April 1911

Background imageTailor Collection: Advert, G H Cates & Co, East Vassalboro, Maine, USA

Advert, G H Cates & Co, East Vassalboro, Maine, USA. circa 1880s

Background imageTailor Collection: Cartoon, Tailors make a Man

Cartoon, Tailors make a Man. circa 1833

Background imageTailor Collection: Advert, W Shingleton, Tailor & Habit Maker

Advert, W Shingleton, Tailor & Habit Maker
Advert, W Shingleton, New Bond Street, London, Tailor & Habit Maker - showing a woman riding sidesaddle on a horse. 1880



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