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Veils Collection

Background imageVeils Collection: Saxon Ladies / Strutt

Saxon Ladies / Strutt
Anglo-Saxons of 9th & 10th centuries: tunics (kirtles)- one with an embroidered hem, super-tunic (roc), mantles, veils or head-rails which completely cover the hair

Background imageVeils Collection: High-waisted houppelandes (gowns) with turned-down collars, V -necks

High-waisted houppelandes (gowns) with turned-down collars, V -necks, funnel sleeves & trains, sideless surcoat, mantle, girdle & headdresses, templers & veils Date: 15th century

Background imageVeils Collection: Strauss / Salome / At NY Met

Strauss / Salome / At NY Met
Salome performs her dance of the seven veils during a production at the Metropolitan Opera, New York, in 1907

Background imageVeils Collection: Turkish Women and Flag

Turkish Women and Flag
Patriotic postcard with four veiled women set in window shapes, and a sabre hanging from the Crescent Moon Date: circa 1912

Background imageVeils Collection: Exotic dancer from the Gaite-Rochechouart Nightclub - Paris

Exotic dancer from the Gaite-Rochechouart Nightclub - Paris
Exotic dancer (Valder) from le Theatre de la Gaite Rochechouart - the 15 Boulevard Rochechouart, Paris, France. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageVeils Collection: Advert for Emile

Advert for Emile, offering an expert Court coiffure service, including the attachment of veils and feathers. Date: 1932

Background imageVeils Collection: Pamela Berry and Diana Duff Cooper

Pamela Berry and Diana Duff Cooper
Pamela Berry, Lady Hartwell (1914-1982) and Diana Duff Cooper, Viscountess Norwich (1892-1986), aso known as Lady Diana Manners. Date: 1940

Background imageVeils Collection: Photographs of models in spring hats. Captioned, Veils and Flowers trim our spring hats'

Photographs of models in spring hats. Captioned, Veils and Flowers trim our spring hats'. With descriptions, A Marcelle Lely model from Debenhams is shown above carried out in a beige Rodier

Background imageVeils Collection: Turkish women - 1920s - Liberation in Dress

Turkish women - 1920s - Liberation in Dress
A set of cards issued to reflect the fact that soon after Ataturk took over in Turkey in the 1920s, there was liberation by women from the old modes of dress

Background imageVeils Collection: Food stall, Cairo, Egypt, 1880 s

Food stall, Cairo, Egypt, 1880 s

Background imageVeils Collection: The Orientalism of the European Woman, 1913

The Orientalism of the European Woman, 1913
The Orientalism of the European Woman: Ladies of the West Adopt the Yashmak-Veil just as the Ladies of the East are abandoning it

Background imageVeils Collection: Aboard the Morning Star yacht at Cowes, Isle of Wight

Aboard the Morning Star yacht at Cowes, Isle of Wight - the Pageant of the Century. 1911

Background imageVeils Collection: Advert for Swan & Edgar winter fashions 1909

Advert for Swan & Edgar winter fashions 1909
Page selection of Edwardian womens fur coats, stoles and muffs for winter fashion of 1909. 1909

Background imageVeils Collection: Attractive black mourning clothing 1910

Attractive black mourning clothing 1910
Suggestion of black mourning clothing for women due to the recent death of King Edward VII. Date: May 1910

Background imageVeils Collection: Beautiful bride and page boys

Beautiful bride and page boys
Cover of Home Notes magazine: Special Wedding Number. The bride wears a floor length gown with an endless train, puff ball sleeves

Background imageVeils Collection: Fashionable hats of infinite charm 1937

Fashionable hats of infinite charm 1937
Three models wearing the latest spring styles in hats. Date: 1937

Background imageVeils Collection: New in headlines 1937

New in headlines 1937
Three models wearing the latest styles in hats. Date: 1937

Background imageVeils Collection: Greet the Spring with straw 1937

Greet the Spring with straw 1937
Three models wearing the latest Spring styles in hats. Date: 1937

Background imageVeils Collection: Practical and efficient motor veils 1905

Practical and efficient motor veils 1905
Two women wearing motoring headwear with protective veil over their faces, available from D. H Evans. 1905

Background imageVeils Collection: Advert for Woollands of Knightsbridge womens hats 1937

Advert for Woollands of Knightsbridge womens hats 1937
Latest styles of womens hats with pretty trimmings. 1937

Background imageVeils Collection: Advert for Jays spring and early summer coats 1937

Advert for Jays spring and early summer coats 1937
Two women models wearing the latest fashion in coats for spring and early summer, (left) made in black romaine with separate cape trimmed with natural silver fox

Background imageVeils Collection: Communion dress 1862

Communion dress 1862
Young girl in her white Communion dress. Date: 1862

Background imageVeils Collection: Wedding Dress 1861

Wedding Dress 1861
High buttoned corsage with collar, pointed waist with corsage, bell shaped sleeves, page boy in brown and black tunic with cape and woman in pulple dress with rainbow shawl. Date: 1861

Background imageVeils Collection: Anglo-Saxon lady in a pink tunic or kirtle underneath a purple draped mantle

Anglo-Saxon lady in a pink tunic or kirtle underneath a purple draped mantle. Her hair is hidden by an orange head- rail or veil which is draped over the shoulders. Date: 11th century

Background imageVeils Collection: Anglo-Saxon women wear tunics over which are worn super- tunics or rocs & mantles

Anglo-Saxon women wear tunics over which are worn super- tunics or rocs & mantles. Head-rails or veils which are draped over the head, neck & shoulders cover their hair. Date: 8th century

Background imageVeils Collection: Anglo-Saxon women wearing long tunics & super-tunics or rocs

Anglo-Saxon women wearing long tunics & super-tunics or rocs. The end of the sash style girdle is visible on the right. Head rails or veils completely cover the hair. Date: 8th century

Background imageVeils Collection: Two young Egyptian women wearing veils Date: late 19th century

Two young Egyptian women wearing veils Date: late 19th century

Background imageVeils Collection: 10939179

10939179
Costume of Caen. Tall bonnet with the veils twisted over the crown of artificial flowers.. Handcolored fashion plate illustration from Louis-Marie Lantes Costumes des femmes du Pays de Caux

Background imageVeils Collection: Advert for P. Steinmann and Co lace specialists 1930

Advert for P. Steinmann and Co lace specialists 1930
Advertisement for bridal veils. Date: 1930

Background imageVeils Collection: Parisian woman wearing toque hat with feathers 1914

Parisian woman wearing toque hat with feathers 1914
Parisian woman dresses in outdoor wear for the winter, wearing fur coat and toque hat with feathers and veil. Date: 1914

Background imageVeils Collection: RACIAL / EGYPT / HAREM WOMEN

RACIAL / EGYPT / HAREM WOMEN
Ladies of the harem out walking in the street. Date: circa 1907

Background imageVeils Collection: Allahs Orchard - performance at the Empire Theatre, Swindon

Allahs Orchard - performance at the Empire Theatre, Swindon
Promotional postcard for Allahs Orchard by Emma Litchfield - performance at the Empire Theatre, Swindon running from Monday October 28th, 1913 (?) for six nights. Date: circa 1913

Background imageVeils Collection: Edwardian women in tricorne and bicorne hats 1912

Edwardian women in tricorne and bicorne hats 1912
Left tricorne, hat with three-cornered, in black tagal, trimmed with two pom - poms, one in black and the other white. Right, amazon, hat made of leghorn

Background imageVeils Collection: Sultan of Tuareg Veiled people of Hoggar Mountains, Algeria

Sultan of Tuareg Veiled people of Hoggar Mountains, Algeria
Sultan of the Tuareg Veiled people of the Hoggar Mountains, Algeria. Taken during the expedition led by Captain Angus Buchanan to the Sahel region of the Sahara in 1922-23

Background imageVeils Collection: Miss Maud Allan as Salome

Miss Maud Allan as Salome
Miss Maud Allan (1873-1956) actress, dancer and choreographer in the role of Salome - performing at the Varietes, Paris. She designed and often sewed her own costumes, which were creative

Background imageVeils Collection: Advert for Copland & Lye women's latest fashion 1887

Advert for Copland & Lye women's latest fashion 1887
Latest styles in Victorian winter dresses from Paris, women could get their own material made-up into dresses. Date: 1887

Background imageVeils Collection: France - Loie Fuller - Dance of the Seven Veils

France - Loie Fuller - Dance of the Seven Veils (Salomes dance performed before King Herod Antipas). Date: circa 1905

Background imageVeils Collection: Advert for La Samaritaine womens clothing 1906

Advert for La Samaritaine womens clothing 1906
Selection of fashionable clothing for women, available at La Samaritaine, a large department store in Paris. 1906

Background imageVeils Collection: Roman womens hairstyles, veils, bonnets, hair

Roman womens hairstyles, veils, bonnets, hair pins, and comb.. Handcolored copperplate engraving from Robert von Spalarts Historical Picture of the Costumes of the Principal People of Antiquity

Background imageVeils Collection: Bosnia & Herzegovina - Mostar - Turkish Women

Bosnia & Herzegovina - Mostar - Turkish Women in street clothing with heavy veils

Background imageVeils Collection: Anglo-Norman Dress C11Th

Anglo-Norman Dress C11Th
Costume of the Norman period. Garments include: leg bandages, hooded mantles, phrygian caps, tunics, kirtles with pendant sleeves, veils, wimples, super-tunics

Background imageVeils Collection: Tatler front cover, May 1959

Tatler front cover, May 1959
Front cover of The Tatler featuring a model dressed as a bride, wearing a wedding gown with sweetheart neckline, a full skirt and flowing veil. 6th May 1959

Background imageVeils Collection: Bride wearing soft ivory satin dress 1912

Bride wearing soft ivory satin dress 1912
Typical style for this period, long and narrow figure, with jewel neckline in soft ivory satin, lace cap headdress with tiny orange buttons and veil. 1912

Background imageVeils Collection: Women in front of the site of Palmyra, Syria

Women in front of the site of Palmyra, Syria
Two native women, one of them carrying a basket on her head, walking from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Palmyra in central Syria

Background imageVeils Collection: Advert for Dickins & Jones clothing winter sale 1909

Advert for Dickins & Jones clothing winter sale 1909
Selection of elegant Edwardian clothing for women. 1909

Background imageVeils Collection: Advert for D. H Evans womens motor veils 1915

Advert for D. H Evans womens motor veils 1915
Ninon and oilsilk motor veils and storm hats available from D. H Evans, Oxford Street, London. 1915

Background imageVeils Collection: Advert for Swan & Edgars womens coats 1909

Advert for Swan & Edgars womens coats 1909
Selection of Edwardian of smart coats for all occasions, available at Swan & Edgars department store in Regent Street and Piccadilly, London. 1909

Background imageVeils Collection: A portrait of Maud Allan, the celebrated dancer, London, 192

A portrait of Maud Allan, the celebrated dancer, London, 1922 Date: 1922



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