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Tight Collection

Background imageTight Collection: Monaco Grand Prix Poster

Monaco Grand Prix Poster
A poster for the Monaco Grand Prix of 29th May 1960, the 18th such race held at the tight, winding street circuit

Background imageTight 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 imageTight Collection: Two fairies clasping each other

Two fairies clasping each other, from The Password to Fairyland -- Then they flew together and clasped in a tight embrace. 20th century

Background imageTight Collection: The Old Curiosity Shop, the Marchioness playing cards

The Old Curiosity Shop, the Marchioness playing cards
The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens, first published in the weekly serial Master Humphreys Clock from 1840 to 1841 and then as its own book in 1841

Background imageTight Collection: Classic Tight Scotsman Joke - Lured by six beauties

Classic Tight Scotsman Joke - Lured by six beauties
Classic Tight Scotsman Joke - A stereotype Jock doesn t hang on long to his tight purse strings as six pretty girls required a drink! " It wasn t long here till bang went saxpence

Background imageTight Collection: Tennis-playing brunette beauty prepares to smash

Tennis-playing brunette beauty prepares to smash
Striking! A tennis-playing brunette beauty prepares to hit a net-side smash shot. It looks like game, set and match for her handsome male companion. Date: early 1940s

Background imageTight Collection: Nankeen Trousers 1818

Nankeen Trousers 1818
Pink striped waistcoat, blue tight fitting double-breasted coat with hip pocket, velvet collar, narrow tails & padded shoulders & top hat, nankeen trousers & black pumps

Background imageTight Collection: Bird Millman

Bird Millman
Jennadean Engleman - famous name (Bird Millman ODay) (1890 1940), Tightrope walker one of the most celebrated high-wire performers

Background imageTight Collection: Bucker Bu 133 Jungmeister- a tight 7 plane fomation, go

Bucker Bu 133 Jungmeister- a tight 7 plane fomation, good for teaching precise handling but not fighter tactics

Background imageTight Collection: Housemaids Skirts

Housemaids Skirts
Mistress to maid : - Julie, you shouldn t wear such tight skirts, you are showing far too much leg

Background imageTight Collection: Advertisement for the London Glove Company

Advertisement for the London Glove Company of Cheapside and New Bond Street, showing a selection of womens gloves including long white evening gloves

Background imageTight Collection: Blondin Audience Ledger

Blondin Audience Ledger
A fascinating unused page from a ledger to record the ticket sales and money accrued from a performance of the legendary tightrop walker Charles Blondin The Hero of Niagara

Background imageTight 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 imageTight 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 imageTight Collection: Comic postcard, Couple getting dressed

Comic postcard, Couple getting dressed Date: 20th century

Background imageTight Collection: Comic postcard, Vicar and drunk woman in park

Comic postcard, Vicar and drunk woman in park Date: 20th century

Background imageTight 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 imageTight Collection: Machine for Tight Lacing

Machine for Tight Lacing
Satire on the fashion for tight corsets - A correct view of the new machine for winding up the ladies Date: circa 1830

Background imageTight Collection: Model wearing tight crocheted cotton sweater in green with a tie collar

Model wearing tight crocheted cotton sweater in green with a tie collar, the cotton endorsed by couturier Mme Schiaparelli Date: 1935

Background imageTight Collection: Model wearing tight knitted sweater in fancy rib stitch. Date: 1940

Model wearing tight knitted sweater in fancy rib stitch. Date: 1940

Background imageTight Collection: Model wearing a tight knitted sweater in a diamond pattern of rib and garter stitch. Date: 1940

Model wearing a tight knitted sweater in a diamond pattern of rib and garter stitch. Date: 1940

Background imageTight 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 imageTight Collection: Man in tight stays 1788

Man in tight stays 1788
Tight lacing 1788. A painfully fashionable young man wearing corsets to achieve a fashionable figure, bowing, perhaps in a dance. "These tight stays will be death of me, " he says

Background imageTight Collection: FASHION & FLOWER BOOK

FASHION & FLOWER BOOK
Grey patterned robe with long tight sleeves; a matching pelerine-mantelet with the lappets tied behind to form a bustle. A crucifix on a black ribbon is also worn. circa 1840

Background imageTight Collection: Comic postcard, Young couple near the bandstand Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Young couple near the bandstand Date: 20th century

Background imageTight Collection: Comic postcard, Women discuss drunkard in street Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Women discuss drunkard in street Date: 20th century

Background imageTight Collection: A little difficulty. A family in a carriage get into trouble when they find

A little difficulty. A family in a carriage get into trouble when they find the treacherous-looking coastal road is closed

Background imageTight Collection: A young couple share a tender embrace

A young couple share a tender embrace
circa 1910s

Background imageTight Collection: A review on the Square of the Invalides, 1835

A review on the Square of the Invalides, 1835. Woman in pink dress with canezou shawl, straw bonnet and parasol. French cavalry and infantry parade on the Esplanade des Invalides

Background imageTight Collection: Lux Soap

Lux Soap
Lux won t shrink woollens. Why don t they use Lux? Depicts child crying because his vest has become too tight. Date: circa 1907

Background imageTight Collection: Cartoon, A Tight Fit (Northcote and John Bull)

Cartoon, A Tight Fit (Northcote and John Bull)
Cartoon, A Tight Fit -- Conservative Chancellor of the Exchequer, Stafford Northcote, depicted as a tailor, measures John Bull with a tape measure labelled Budget 1876

Background imageTight Collection: Cartoon, A Friend at Court (John Bright)

Cartoon, A Friend at Court (John Bright)
Cartoon, A Friend at Court -- a satirical comment on the radical Liberal MP John Bright, a Quaker (hence the friend pun), who had recently obtained a Cabinet position (President of the Board of Trade)

Background imageTight Collection: Cartoon, A Dress Rehearsal (John Bright)

Cartoon, A Dress Rehearsal (John Bright)
Cartoon, A Dress Rehearsal -- a satirical comment on the radical Liberal MP John Brights expectation that he might obtain a Cabinet position in the next Liberal government

Background imageTight Collection: Servant woman of Salamanca, Spain, 19th century

Servant woman of Salamanca, Spain, 19th century. She wears a dress with tight bodice and full calf-length skirts, with short apron

Background imageTight Collection: Marguerite de Navarre, sister of King Francis I, 1492-1549

Marguerite de Navarre, sister of King Francis I, 1492-1549. (Titled Margurite de Valois in error.) She wears a cap of ribbons decorated with jewels and pearls

Background imageTight Collection: Costume of the late 15th century, from a scene of murder

Costume of the late 15th century, from a scene of murder
Costume of the late 15th century from a scene of murder: men in skrimp doublets, padded shoulders, tight sleeves, hats with a single feather and high boots

Background imageTight Collection: Sitting Tight 1914

Sitting Tight 1914
" Sitting Tight" - A satirical cartoon from Punch Magazine. An American eagle perches on the hind of a donkey, which is wearing a bell with Mexico written on the ribbon

Background imageTight Collection: Mutter Nacht by Fidus

Mutter Nacht by Fidus
circa 1910s

Background imageTight Collection: Horseracing scene - Neck to Neck as the finish approaches... Date: circa 1910s

Horseracing scene - Neck to Neck as the finish approaches... Date: circa 1910s

Background imageTight Collection: Hungry Peter dressing as the Fat Boy in Pickwick

Hungry Peter dressing as the Fat Boy in Pickwick
Hungry Peter dressing for a fancy dress ball as the Fat Boy in Pickwick -- he is finding the breeches rather tight, but then that is the general idea. Date: 1914

Background imageTight Collection: French woman wearing the fashion of February 1792

French woman wearing the fashion of February 1792.. French woman wearing the fashion of February 1792. She wears a wig decorated with flowers, fichu (neckerchief)

Background imageTight Collection: Paviors at work, England 1867

Paviors at work, England 1867
While his mate uses a small pick to fit the paving stones in place, this pavior rams them tight with a massive paving hammer. Date: 1867

Background imageTight Collection: Costume La Mode 1846

Costume La Mode 1846
Pink dress: four scallop edged flounces, tight fitting sleeves with volans & worn with a net pelerine. Hair: covers the ears. Green dress: worn with a shawl & bonnet. Date: 1846

Background imageTight Collection: MIGRANT SETTLERS ATTACKD

MIGRANT SETTLERS ATTACKD
Settlers migrating to the west are attacked by Native Americans : the wagons are formed into a tight cluster round which the predators circle. Date: 1876

Background imageTight Collection: at RAF Stanley

at RAF Stanley
View across the runway to the 1312 Flight pan, jammed tight with Lockheed C-130 Hercules, both visitors and resident 1312 Flt C-130K tankers

Background imageTight Collection: Mannequins with blue jeans on a clothes stall, Ludlow Market

Mannequins with blue jeans on a clothes stall, Ludlow Market
Two mannaquins with blue jeans on a clothes stall at Ludlow Market, Shropshire, England Date: 2018

Background imageTight Collection: A mannequin with blue jeans on a clothes stall, Ludlow

A mannequin with blue jeans on a clothes stall, Ludlow
A mannequin with blue jeans on a clothes stall at Ludlow Market, Shropshire, England Date: 2018

Background imageTight Collection: Past and Presnt Fashions - The difference

Past and Presnt Fashions - The difference
Past and Present Fashions: Past Fashion - Covered everything and touched nothing; Present Fashion - Touches everything and covers nothing ! Date: circa 1910



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