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Background imageTurban Collection: Lady Outside Gucci Shop

Lady Outside Gucci Shop
A smartly-dressed lady in turban, pearls and gloves, leaves the Gucci shop in Bond Street to step into her waiting Rolls Royce parked outside

Background imageTurban Collection: Sikh Soldier Ww1

Sikh Soldier Ww1
A Sikh officer from India, fighting with the Allies in World War One

Background imageTurban Collection: King George V Silver Jubilee celebrations, ILN cover, 1935

King George V Silver Jubilee celebrations, ILN cover, 1935
Soldiers from across the British Empire gather to adore the crown, resplendent on a garlanded pedestal, on the occasion of the Silver Jubilee celebrations of King George V.St Pauls Cathedral can be

Background imageTurban Collection: Nasreddin - Seljuq satirist

Nasreddin - Seljuq satirist
Nasreddin or Nasreddin Hodja or Mullah Nasreddin Hooja or Mullah Nasruddin (1208-1284) was a Seljuq satirist, born in Hortu Village in Sivrihisar, Eskisehir Province, Turkey

Background imageTurban Collection: WW2 poster, The British Commonwealth of Nations Together

WW2 poster, The British Commonwealth of Nations Together. 1941

Background imageTurban Collection: Barburdar, punkah wallah or fan bearer

Barburdar, punkah wallah or fan bearer.. handcolored copperplate engraving by an unknown artist from Asiatic Costumes, Ackermann, London, 1828

Background imageTurban Collection: Bhupinder Singh, Maharajah of Patiala playing cricket

Bhupinder Singh, Maharajah of Patiala playing cricket
Maharajah Bhupinder Singh of Patiala (1891 - 1938) playing cricket. Perhaps best known for his extravagance, the Maharajah nevertheless worked for the betterment of social conditions within his

Background imageTurban Collection: Star and Stargazer 1926

Star and Stargazer 1926
THE STAR AND THE STAR-GAZER An actress in her dressing room receives a friendly visit from a lover of the theatre

Background imageTurban Collection: Shell Fountain / Costume

Shell Fountain / Costume
Tunic dress by Paquin: draped tango skirt with front split & train, translucent flared tunic & pearl adorned corsage, toque / turban with feather trim

Background imageTurban Collection: Lord Kitchener making a presentation to an Indian trooper

Lord Kitchener making a presentation to an Indian trooper
Field Marshal Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, (1850 - 1916), a British Field Marshal, diplomat, and statesman, hands a colonial Indian cavalry soldier a medal

Background imageTurban Collection: Rasselas and Imlac digging a tunnel

Rasselas and Imlac digging a tunnel
Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia, together with his companion, the wise man Imlac, digging a tunnel in order to escape the Happy Valley and see what life is like beyond it

Background imageTurban Collection: Lance Corporal of Ludhiana Sikhs

Lance Corporal of Ludhiana Sikhs
Lance-Naik (Lance Corporal) of the Ludhiana Sikhs. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageTurban Collection: Sayajirao III Gaekwad, Maharaja of Baroda

Sayajirao III Gaekwad, Maharaja of Baroda
Sayajirao III Gaekwad (Shrimant Gopalrao Gaekwad) (1863-1939) The Maharaja of Baroda from 1875 to 1939, and a notable reformer

Background imageTurban Collection: In Praise of the British Empire

In Praise of the British Empire - Physical representations of the British territories of Canada, India, New Zealand, South Africa and Australia give thanks to King George V

Background imageTurban Collection: Islamic portrayal of Adam and Eve

Islamic portrayal of Adam and Eve
Adam and Eve from a Persian manuscript. They are shown in Oriental robes singing to the tree of life in Paradise, halos and flames shooting from their heads. Adamo id Eva

Background imageTurban Collection: Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala, Indian ruler

Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala, Indian ruler
Bhupinder Singh (1891-1938), ruling Maharaja of the state of Patiala from 1900 to 1938. He is perhaps the most famous Maharaja of Patiala, best known for his extravagance, and for being a cricketer

Background imageTurban Collection: Three Sikh men, India

Three Sikh men, India. Date: 1843

Background imageTurban Collection: Mount Lebanese man wearing turban, cloak, carrying a spear

Mount Lebanese man wearing turban, cloak, carrying a spear.. Handcolored woodcut from Auguste Wahlens Manners, Customs and Costumes of all the People of the World, Brussels, 1845

Background imageTurban Collection: Sultan Murad IV Ghazi - ruler of the Ottoman Turks

Sultan Murad IV Ghazi - ruler of the Ottoman Turks
Murad IV Ghazi (1612 February 9, 1640) - Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1623 to 1640 - known both for restoring the authority of the state and for the brutality of his method in doing so

Background imageTurban Collection: Sultan Osman II - ruler of the Ottoman Turks

Sultan Osman II - ruler of the Ottoman Turks
Sultan Osman II or Othman II (commonly known as Genc Osman, meaning Osman the Young) (1604-1622) - Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1618 until his death on 20 May 1622. Date: circa 1620

Background imageTurban Collection: Turkish Barber at Thessaloniki, Greece

Turkish Barber at Thessaloniki, Greece. Date: circa 1907

Background imageTurban Collection: A Good Samaritan - Indian Soldier - WWI

A Good Samaritan - Indian Soldier - WWI
A Good Samaritan - Colonial Indian Soldier from Delhi aids a wounded French trooper - WWI. He leads him to the safety of the Allied lines on the back of a Donkey Date: circa 1917

Background imageTurban Collection: Bali seashell gleaner, Kuta

Bali seashell gleaner, Kuta
Bali seashell gleaner. Silhouette of woman with head scarf bending over to gather shells in the shallow seawater near Kuta Date: 1989

Background imageTurban Collection: Woman in lavish clothing 1925

Woman in lavish clothing 1925
An elegant young woman wearing a full length fastened dress to the front, matching turban with jade stone to the centre and jade and pearl necklace and drop earrings

Background imageTurban Collection: Mae Busch

Mae Busch (1891 - 1946), Australian-born actress who worked in both silent and sound films in early Hollywood

Background imageTurban Collection: Bus service, Khewra, Punjab, British India

Bus service, Khewra, Punjab, British India
Bus service on a street in Khewra, a salt mining district in Punjab, British India (now in Pakistan). Date: 1933

Background imageTurban Collection: Sikh soldiers resting in a French building, WW1

Sikh soldiers resting in a French building, WW1
Sikh soldiers (regiment unidentified but likely to be The 15th Sikhs) resting in a building on the Western Front during the First World War

Background imageTurban Collection: Snake charmer with snake, India

Snake charmer with snake, India. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageTurban Collection: Thakore Sahib of Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India

Thakore Sahib of Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India
His Highness the Maharaja Rawul Shree Takhtsingjee, The Thakore Sahib of Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India (seated), with attendant. Date: circa 1880s

Background imageTurban Collection: Sultan Ibrahim - ruler of the Ottoman Turks

Sultan Ibrahim - ruler of the Ottoman Turks
Ibrahim (16151648) ( Ibrahim the Mad ) - Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1640 until 1648. Date: circa 1645

Background imageTurban Collection: Colonial Hunting Party in camp

Colonial Hunting Party in camp. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageTurban Collection: Muhammad Ali of Egypt

Muhammad Ali of Egypt
Mehmet Ali Pasha al-Mas ud ibn Agha (1769-1849) (Muhammad Ali of Egypt) - an Albanian commander in the Ottoman army, who became Wali, and self-declared Khedive of Egypt and Sudan.. Date: circa 1840

Background imageTurban Collection: Poster advertising Rajah Cigars

Poster advertising Rajah Cigars, showing an Indian man in ornate clothes, wearing a turban. 20th century

Background imageTurban Collection: Sarwani Soldier

Sarwani Soldier
A Sarwani (or Sherwani) tribesman. The Sarwani are a Batani Pashtun tribe settled in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. Date: circa 1910

Background imageTurban Collection: British Howitzer inspected by Maharaja of Patiala, WW1

British Howitzer inspected by Maharaja of Patiala, WW1
A British 12 inch Mark III railway Howitzer being inspected by the Maharaja of Patiala (Maharaja Bhupinder Singh, 1891-1938) on the Western Front near Borre in France during the First World War

Background imageTurban Collection: Moroccan Man with a piercing gaze

Moroccan Man with a piercing gaze
Moroccan Man (Arab) wearing a white turban and sporting a particularly piercing gaze and very nicely trimmed goatee beard. Date: circa 1909

Background imageTurban Collection: British and Indian soldiers - WWI allies (2 / 3)

British and Indian soldiers - WWI allies (2 / 3)
Comrades at Arms British and Indian troops fighting together during WWI

Background imageTurban Collection: Ruth St Denis / Jugend 08

Ruth St Denis / Jugend 08
RUTH ST DENIS (Ruth Dennis) American vaudeville dancer and choreographer doing a serpent dance (Schlangentanz)

Background imageTurban Collection: Evening Dress / Zimmerman

Evening Dress / Zimmerman
Back view of a high waisted draped gown with train by Zimmerman. An embroidered floating panel hangs from the shoulders. Worn with a toque & aigrette

Background imageTurban Collection: Mehmed Ii / Ottoman / Thevet

Mehmed Ii / Ottoman / Thevet
MEHMED II called FATIH (The Conqueror) Ottoman Sultan (1444-46, 1451-81) - considered the true founder of the Ottoman Empire

Background imageTurban Collection: Maskelyne & Cooks automaton, Psycho

Maskelyne & Cooks automaton, Psycho
Maskelyne & Cooks thought-reading, whist playing automaton, Psycho, as demonstrated at the Egyptian Hall in Piccadilly, London

Background imageTurban Collection: Sir Pertab (Pratap) Singh, Maharaja of Idar, Indian ruler

Sir Pertab (Pratap) Singh, Maharaja of Idar, Indian ruler
Sir Pertab (Pratap) Singh (1845-1922), Maharaja of Idar (Gujarat), Indian ruler, First World War. Date: circa 1913-1914

Background imageTurban Collection: Ancient depictions of Tamerlane or Timur

Ancient depictions of Tamerlane or Timur, Turco-Mongol conqueror. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Andrea Bernieri from Giulio Ferrarios Ancient

Background imageTurban Collection: Tea House, Nanking Road, Shanghai, China

Tea House, Nanking Road, Shanghai, China
Tea House in Nanking Road, Shanghai, China. Date: circa 1908

Background imageTurban Collection: Ww1 Postcard India Joins

Ww1 Postcard India Joins
India joins the war Date: 1915

Background imageTurban Collection: Devil Dancers, Ceylon (Sri Lanka)

Devil Dancers, Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
Devil Dancers of Ceylon (Sri Lanka), with drummers. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageTurban Collection: Man of Lahore (Punjab) in black suit, turban

Man of Lahore (Punjab) in black suit, turban and cape, carrying a bow.. Handcolored woodcut from Auguste Wahlens Manners, Customs and Costumes of all the People of the World, Brussels, 1845

Background imageTurban Collection: Gerda Maurus - Austrian film actress

Gerda Maurus - Austrian film actress
Gerda Maurus (1903-1968) - Austrian actress Date: early 1930s



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