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Tray Collection

Background imageTray Collection: Suze Alcoholic Drinks

Suze Alcoholic Drinks, including Vermouth, Gin, Fruit Liqueur, Cherry brandy and (centre) an Aperitif made from fermented Gentian. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageTray Collection: Entomology Specimens

Entomology Specimens
A specimen tray from the Natural History Museums Entomology Department showing the diversity of insects in terms of shape, size and colours

Background imageTray Collection: Fruit Label -- best Jaffa grapefruit

Fruit Label -- best Jaffa grapefruit
Fruit Label -- Ruth best Jaffa grapefruit, packed by Z A Chelouche, produce of Palestine. Depicting a smiling woman with a tray of fruit balanced on her head. Date: 20th century

Background imageTray Collection: Huntley and Palmers Cocktail biscuit tin lid

Huntley and Palmers Cocktail biscuit tin lid
Biscuit tin lid for Huntley and Palmers cocktail assorted biscuits. Just the thing to have with some...cocktails. Date: c.1935

Background imageTray Collection: Garcon De Cafe 1850

Garcon De Cafe 1850
A French garcon de cafe, or cafe waiter. Date: 1850

Background imageTray Collection: Silhouette of a head waiter

Silhouette of a head waiter with a full glass of beer in his hand, and a cat at his feet. An advertisement for Worthington beer

Background imageTray Collection: Moroccan Harem

Moroccan Harem - three women of the Harem seated on a fine carpet with a young child and surrounded with lush plants and octagonal Mother-of-pearl inlaid table and comfortable cushions

Background imageTray Collection: Moroccan dancer

Moroccan dancer
Exotic Moroccan Dancer and entourage of backing clappers!

Background imageTray Collection: Gabriel Masselin, Waiter

Gabriel Masselin, Waiter
Gabriel Masselin served as a waiter at the Grand-Vefour, Paris, for over thirty years. Date: 1879

Background imageTray Collection: Entomological specimens of Lepidoptera

Entomological specimens of Lepidoptera
Unidentified photograph of mounted specimens of butterflies and moths

Background imageTray Collection: Entomological specimens of Lepidoptera

Entomological specimens of Lepidoptera
Unidentified photograph of mounted specimens of butterflies and moths

Background imageTray Collection: ROSE TEA SET

ROSE TEA SET
What could be nicer than waking up to a breakfast tray of dainty china - a Rose tea set - teapot, cups, saucers, milk jug and sugar bowl? Date: 1930s

Background imageTray Collection: Suffragette selling badges

Suffragette selling badges Date: circa 1910s

Background imageTray Collection: Young Nut Seller & Fish Seller

Young Nut Seller & Fish Seller
A Young Turkish vendor of nuts and a fish seller with a large round basket on his head

Background imageTray Collection: Street Sausage Seller

Street Sausage Seller
French marchande de saucisses sell sausages on the streets of Paris

Background imageTray Collection: Lyons Tea Waitress

Lyons Tea Waitress
A large tray is carried by a waitress in one of Lyons teashops which at this time were found throughout London

Background imageTray Collection: Edison Lightbulb Advert

Edison Lightbulb Advert
The Edison lightbulb American advertisement

Background imageTray Collection: Margaret Thatcher at Marazion Community Centre

Margaret Thatcher at Marazion Community Centre
Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister, enjoying a Cornish pasty and a cup of tea during her visit to Marazion Community Centre, Cornwall. Also present are David Harris MP and the Lady Dowager St Levan

Background imageTray Collection: Thessaloniki, Greece - Turkish Coffee Shop Waiter

Thessaloniki, Greece - Turkish Coffee Shop Waiter. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageTray Collection: Bosnia & Herzegovina - Mostar - taking coffee

Bosnia & Herzegovina - Mostar - taking coffee
Women taking coffee sat on the cobbles in Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Background imageTray Collection: Christmas scene at the Evelina Childrens Hospital

Christmas scene at the Evelina Childrens Hospital
Christmas comes but once a year -- a scene at the Evelina Childrens Hospital, founded in Southwark, London, in 1869. A sick little girl is visited by her mother and younger sister

Background imageTray Collection: Old Maid card - Butler

Old Maid card - Butler. circa 1940s

Background imageTray Collection: Bosnia and Herzegovina - Jajce

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Jajce
Family group taking tea - a charming scene from Jajce, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Background imageTray Collection: Woman selling Mangoes on the street - Dakar, Senegal

Woman selling Mangoes on the street - Dakar, Senegal
Moorish Woman selling Mangoes on the street - Dakar, Senegal Date: circa 1950s

Background imageTray Collection: Thessaloniki - Orthodox Priest and Nougat seller

Thessaloniki - Orthodox Priest and Nougat seller in a street scene also featuring a red cross nurse. Date: circa 1916

Background imageTray Collection: Thessaloniki, Greece - A Street Vendor

Thessaloniki, Greece - A Street Vendor - selling small items including this miniature carpet! Date: circa 1916

Background imageTray Collection: Strong Cheese repels diner and waiter

Strong Cheese repels diner and waiter
One of the Market Reports illustrated postcard series. Cheese: " Supply much stronger, but very little demand." This commodities phrasiology is illustrated by a waiter struggling to cope

Background imageTray Collection: Breakfast Tray 1930S

Breakfast Tray 1930S
A wonderful breakfast set in dainty china, served on a wicker tray. A napkin, the morning post and a copy of The Sphere. What more could one ask for? Tea and toast? Date: 1930s

Background imageTray Collection: Syntax Star-Gazing

Syntax Star-Gazing
Dr Syntax shows a lady the stars through a telescope, while the butler trips over a dog on the stairs and drops his tray of crockery

Background imageTray Collection: Izmir (Smyrna), Turkey - Making Raisins

Izmir (Smyrna), Turkey - Making Raisins
Drying grapes to make raisins for export at Izmir (Smyrna)

Background imageTray Collection: Somebodys Cup of Tea by David Wright

Somebodys Cup of Tea by David Wright An elegant woman takes her breakfast in bed

Background imageTray Collection: Blackpool Restaurant 38

Blackpool Restaurant 38
The Renaissance restaurant in Blackpool teems with dapper gentlemen and delightful ladies

Background imageTray Collection: Muffin Man / Thomas Crane

Muffin Man / Thomas Crane
The muffin man, with a tray of muffins balanced on his head, rings his handbell to attract the attention of passers-by

Background imageTray Collection: Serving Maid / Chocolate

Serving Maid / Chocolate
A serving maid carries a cup of chocolate and a glass of water on a tray

Background imageTray Collection: Breakfast in Bed 1930S

Breakfast in Bed 1930S
Smiling woman pours herself a refreshing cup of tea before tucking into a feast of grapefruit, boiled egg from an egg cup & toast served on a tray

Background imageTray Collection: LYONS NIPPIE CLEARING

LYONS NIPPIE CLEARING
A Lyons Nippie clearing tables at a Lyons Corner House. Date: early 1930s

Background imageTray Collection: Batgers Crackers

Batgers Crackers
A girl in a yellow party frock and matching hat slides down a staircase on a tea tray while a motley group of revellers in fancy dress cheer her on

Background imageTray Collection: Cartoon, Waitress, WW1

Cartoon, Waitress, WW1
Cartoon, Waitress, showing a pretty young woman in a white apron serving a beer to a French soldier in uniform. Date: 1915

Background imageTray Collection: Thessaloniki - Turkish Coffee seller

Thessaloniki - Turkish Coffee seller having a quick cigarette break before taking his coffee tray to his next customer. Date: circa 1916

Background imageTray Collection: Thessaloniki, Greece - Lemonade Seller

Thessaloniki, Greece - Lemonade Seller Date: circa 1916

Background imageTray Collection: Taking a tumble has its compensations

Taking a tumble has its compensations
" The New Compensation Act" - " Hooray! I believe I ve broken my arm!" - a hotel chambermaid is not unduly concerned at her fall

Background imageTray Collection: Lyons Waitress W / Tray

Lyons Waitress W / Tray
A waitress in one of Lyons teashops which at this time were found throughout London

Background imageTray Collection: Butler and Tray

Butler and Tray
The butler brings a packet of cigarettes on a tray

Background imageTray Collection: Racial / Scotsman / Porridge

Racial / Scotsman / Porridge
Scotsman carrying a large porridge bowl on a tray above his head

Background imageTray Collection: Old Dog Tray Rescue

Old Dog Tray Rescue
Old Dog Tray, a Newfoundland, rescues his young mistress from a watery grave

Background imageTray Collection: Model in beaded sequine evening dress

Model in beaded sequine evening dress
Model reclining on a velvet-upholstered chaise longue wearing a beaded sequine evening dress - she is being served tea by a smartly-attired butler. Date: circa 1948

Background imageTray Collection: Client: Vanity Fair - cotton maternity dress - April Ashley

Client: Vanity Fair - cotton maternity dress - April Ashley
Client: Vanity Fair - model April Ashley (1935-2021) in a check cotton maternity dress, holding a tea tray- February 17, 1961. Location - 43 Campden Hill Road. Date: 1961



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