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Trunks Collection

Background imageTrunks Collection: Workshop of a saddler and upholsterer

Workshop of a saddler and upholsterer
The workshop of a saddler and upholsterer, with finished items including trunks, bags and a chair (top right)

Background imageTrunks Collection: French Customs officers X-Ray for smuggled goods

French Customs officers X-Ray for smuggled goods 1897

Background imageTrunks Collection: Any Girl, Any Station, Anywhere by S. Van Abbe

Any Girl, Any Station, Anywhere by S. Van Abbe
A fashionable young woman from the 1920s wearing a fur trimmed coat and a green cloche hat, rest her sore feet while sitting on a very large trunk at a railway station. Date: 1927

Background imageTrunks Collection: Heavy horses pull a Timber Wagon uphill

Heavy horses pull a Timber Wagon uphill. Painting by Raymond Sheppard

Background imageTrunks Collection: Decorations for the Coronation - Singapore

Decorations for the Coronation - Singapore
A simply outstanding set of street decorations in Singapore, set up to mark the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. Erected and funded by High Street Indian Merchants

Background imageTrunks Collection: Riding a killer whale

Riding a killer whale
A man with a cowboy hat rides a killer whale. Date: 1960s

Background imageTrunks Collection: A Dip into the Bath Club by H. M. Bateman

A Dip into the Bath Club by H. M. Bateman
Humorous colour illustration by H.M. Bateman showing a group of men unashamedly standing around in their swimming trunks enjoying conversation at the Bath Club

Background imageTrunks Collection: Cold pale light through the trees with Tawny Owl

Cold pale light through the trees with Tawny Owl
Pale light pierces a blue and green woodland scene of thin, bare tree trunks. A swooping Tawny Owl has been added to the border framing the scene. Airbrush painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageTrunks Collection: Boys at Marlborough College

Boys at Marlborough College, a public boarding school in Marlborough, Wiltshire, with their brew boxes. The boys eat from tins, pans or wrappers or drink from cups or bottles. Date: 1962

Background imageTrunks Collection: Finnigans wardrobe trunk

Finnigans wardrobe trunk
Advertisement from 1913 for Finnigans wardrobe trunks, designed to compartmentalise clothing in a neat and orderly fashion while travelling

Background imageTrunks Collection: Logging Railway / 1904

Logging Railway / 1904
Horses are used to pull large tree trunks on railway carriages in California, U.S.A

Background imageTrunks Collection: Women lumberjacks sawing trees, WW1

Women lumberjacks sawing trees, WW1
Women lumberjacks sawing trees during the First World War. 1914-1918

Background imageTrunks Collection: Swimwear Men and Women

Swimwear Men and Women
No bikinis yet ! The modern swimsuit is flattering fashion wear in its own right - including the Buccaneer, a new style in mens trunks

Background imageTrunks Collection: Australia - Bullock teams carrying huge Karri logs

Australia - Bullock teams carrying huge Karri logs (Eucalyptus diversicolor) - native to the wetter regions of Southwestern Western Australia. Date: circa 1910

Background imageTrunks Collection: Champion Australian axemen at the London Hippodrome

Champion Australian axemen at the London Hippodrome
Peter McClaren, the champion axeman of Australia) and Harry H. Jackson, giving an exhibition of tree cutting at the London Hippodrome in 1907. Date: 1907

Background imageTrunks Collection: Advert, Leckie, Graham & Co, Glasgow, Scotland

Advert, Leckie, Graham & Co, Glasgow, Scotland
Advert, Leckie, Graham & Co, Saddlery, Harness, Bags and Trunks, Renfield Street and Bath Street, Glasgow, Scotland. 1905

Background imageTrunks Collection: Logging scene near Auburn, California, USA

Logging scene near Auburn, California, USA, known for its California Gold Rush history. Date: circa 1908

Background imageTrunks Collection: Family on holiday in Spain

Family on holiday in Spain - playing on a sandy beach. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageTrunks Collection: Impressive Tall Cactus Grove and pot seller - Mexico

Impressive Tall Cactus Grove and pot seller - Mexico
Impressive Tall Mexican Fence Post Cactus Grove (Pachycereus Marginatus) and a pot seller (carrying his wares on his back) - Mexico. Date: 1910s

Background imageTrunks Collection: Ashdown Forest, Nutley, Sussex

Ashdown Forest, Nutley, Sussex Date: circa 1910

Background imageTrunks Collection: Three Young Ladies are Home for the Holidays

Three Young Ladies are Home for the Holidays
Christmas and New Years Greetings postcard - Three Young Ladies arrive Home for the Holidays by train. Date: 1906

Background imageTrunks Collection: The Water Lilies: Clear Morning with Willows by Monet

The Water Lilies: Clear Morning with Willows by Monet
Claude Monet (1840-1926). French impressionist painter. The Water Lilies: Clear Morning with Willows, ca. 1915-1926. Oil on canvas (200 x 1275 cm). Orangerie Museum. Paris. France

Background imageTrunks Collection: The Congo - First main Colonial Post established in Kinshasa

The Congo - First main Colonial Post established in Kinshasa
History of Africa. 19th century. The Congo. The first main Colonial Post established in Kinshasa (near Stanley Pool). Henry Morton Stanley established a trading post on the shore of Ngaliema Bay in

Background imageTrunks Collection: Congo. Fishermen Wagenya preparing their wooden tripods

Congo. Fishermen Wagenya preparing their wooden tripods
History of Africa. 19th century. Fishermen Wagenya preparing their wooden tripods across the river rapids at Stanley Falls. Engraving by W. Meyer

Background imageTrunks Collection: Twilight

Twilight
A landscape oil painting looking across a broad landscape in twilight, through a series of tree trunks. Date: circa 1919

Background imageTrunks Collection: Trees In The Wind

Trees In The Wind
An etching of some trees, with ivy entangled around the trunks, during a windy day in the countryside, some crates can be seen on the left. Date: circa 1916

Background imageTrunks Collection: Waterfall on Schoole'y Mountain, New Jersey, USA

Waterfall on Schoole'y Mountain, New Jersey, USA
United States of America. Waterfall on Schoole'y Mountain, New Jersey. Engraving by L. Thienon, drawn by Milbert. Panorama Universal

Background imageTrunks Collection: Giant Trees

Giant Trees
A landscape pencil drawing showing multiple trees, giant in statue, with knotted trunks, situated on a plain Australian countryside. Date: circa 1925

Background imageTrunks Collection: Comic postcard, Large man sunbathing at the seaside Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Large man sunbathing at the seaside Date: 20th century

Background imageTrunks Collection: Comic postcard, Plump man writing a postcard on the beach and smoking a cigar Date

Comic postcard, Plump man writing a postcard on the beach and smoking a cigar Date: 20th century

Background imageTrunks Collection: Young, muscular man on the beach

Young, muscular man on the beach
insertcaption Date: circa 1920s

Background imageTrunks Collection: Wish You Were Here, musical comedy, London Casino

Wish You Were Here, musical comedy, London Casino
Jack Hylton presents Wish You Were Here, a new musical comedy at the London Casino. 1954

Background imageTrunks Collection: Cartoon, Felix Morris as Scottish professor in On Change

Cartoon, Felix Morris as Scottish professor in On Change
Cartoon, Mr Felix Morris as Seneca Pickering Peck, the Scottish professor, in a Strand Theatre production entitled On Change. 1885

Background imageTrunks Collection: Highway Pole Trailers move long loads

Highway Pole Trailers move long loads, quickest and cheapest. For poles, girders, timber, and cargo of long dimensions. Capacity one ton to five tons. Date: early 1920s

Background imageTrunks Collection: Village of d Heremence, Switzerland - Woman and Mule Rider

Village of d Heremence, Switzerland - Woman and Mule Rider on one of the narrow streets between the traditional wooden buildings. Date: 1908

Background imageTrunks Collection: Botanical room, British Museum 1858

Botanical room, British Museum 1858
Newly opened Botanical room at the British Museum, exhibiting trunks of trees-ferns, palms and other monocotyledonous trees. Date: 1858

Background imageTrunks Collection: The trunks of ancient beech trees in Walesby churchyard, near Retford, Nottinghamshire

The trunks of ancient beech trees in Walesby churchyard, near Retford, Nottinghamshire, England. Date: 1950s

Background imageTrunks Collection: Beirut, Lebanon - Mosque Minaret in the Pine Forest Date: circa 1907

Beirut, Lebanon - Mosque Minaret in the Pine Forest Date: circa 1907

Background imageTrunks Collection: Petrified Trees

Petrified Trees

Background imageTrunks Collection: WORKING ELEPHANT 1915

WORKING ELEPHANT 1915
An elephant employed by the German army during World War One helps move some tree trunks. Date: 1915

Background imageTrunks Collection: Syrian Porter carries two enormous trunks on his back

Syrian Porter carries two enormous trunks on his back
A Syrian Porter carries two enormous trunks on his back. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageTrunks Collection: Domestic interior with a sleeping soldier

Domestic interior with a sleeping soldier, oil on canvas, 1860-1869, by Henry Nelson O Neil (1817-1880). Date: 1860-1869

Background imageTrunks Collection: Mr Dale Bourne & Mrs Beryl Mills at Monte Carlo Beach

Mr Dale Bourne & Mrs Beryl Mills at Monte Carlo Beach
Mrs Beryl Mills in a yellow bathing suit and Mr Dale Bourne, golfer pictured by the Monte Carlo pool. They were both guests of Lady Hindlips house part at Cap Ferrat. Date: 1932

Background imageTrunks Collection: Teddy bear on the beach

Teddy bear on the beach. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageTrunks Collection: Palamos, Spain, 1960S

Palamos, Spain, 1960S
Holidaymakers on the beach at Palamos, on the Spanish Costa Brava. Date: 1966

Background imageTrunks Collection: Male Sychronised Swimming Team - Bournemouth - Diving

Male Sychronised Swimming Team - Bournemouth - Diving off a high board to start their routine... Date: 1961

Background imageTrunks Collection: Riding a Dolphin

Riding a Dolphin
A man with a cowboy hat rides a dolphin and makes quite a splash! Date: 1960s

Background imageTrunks Collection: Large Red deer stag and mountainous woodland landscape

Large Red deer stag and mountainous woodland landscape
A light, atmospheric view of mountains seen through the green silhouettes of fir trees on the lower slopes. A male red deer stag has been set into the border framing this picture



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