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Background imageWaiter Collection: London Stock Exchange - The Stock Jobbers Pitches

London Stock Exchange - The Stock Jobbers Pitches. Date: early 1960s

Background imageWaiter Collection: Champagne Hoard

Champagne Hoard
Lining up bottles of champagne in rows in preparation for a wealthy Argentine society event at the Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Date: 1930s

Background imageWaiter Collection: Consequences, illustration by William Heath Robinson

Consequences, illustration by William Heath Robinson
Consequences -- How the thoughtlessness of a butterfly seriously affected a bishops corn, illustration by William Heath Robinson. Credit must appear as: Courtesy of Mrs J. C

Background imageWaiter Collection: Garcon De Cafe 1850

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

Background imageWaiter Collection: Black Waiter with Thanksgiving Turkey

Black Waiter with Thanksgiving Turkey
A jovial black waiter in America raises aloft the Thanksgiving Turkey on this Greetings card

Background imageWaiter 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 imageWaiter Collection: The Girl who ordered a glass of milk at the Cafe Royal

The Girl who ordered a glass of milk at the Cafe Royal
Illustration by H. M. Bateman showing a blushing young woman regretting her decision to order a glass of milk in Londons fashionable Cafe Royal because of the laughter

Background imageWaiter Collection: Bear Waiter

Bear Waiter
Lord Suffield, having shot this bear in Russia, subjects it to the further indignity of being stuffed by Mr Ward and made to serve as a dumb waiter

Background imageWaiter 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 imageWaiter Collection: Wine Waiter Opens Bottle

Wine Waiter Opens Bottle
The wine waiter opens a bottle Date: 1878

Background imageWaiter Collection: Cocktail bar on the Flying Scotsman

Cocktail bar on the Flying Scotsman
The cocktail bar for third class passengers on the Flying Scotsman. Date: 1933

Background imageWaiter Collection: A lass and a lack

A lass and a lack
A panicked and sweating gentleman reaching for his wallet as he is shown a restaurant bill by a waiter. His female companion lights a cigarette and looks on nervously

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

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

Background imageWaiter Collection: The Scotsman who had his moneys worth

The Scotsman who had his moneys worth
Humorous illustration by H. M. Bateman showing a rotund and satisfied Scottish man sitting at a restaurant table, having managed to eat everything on the set price lunch menu while a waiter removes a

Background imageWaiter Collection: Ariel Sands, Beach Club, Bermuda

Ariel Sands, Beach Club, Bermuda Date: late 1950s

Background imageWaiter Collection: Riviera Interlude by Clark Fay

Riviera Interlude by Clark Fay
A relaxed scene showing smart holidaymakers enjoying a drink at an open air cafe underneath striped parasols somewhere on the Cote d Azur, France during the 1930s. Date: 1935

Background imageWaiter 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 imageWaiter Collection: Dining saloon on a London to Liverpool express train

Dining saloon on a London to Liverpool express train
The dining saloon on the London & North Western Railways non-stop express from London Euston to the Riverside Station, Liverpool, for the Atlantic cruise liners. Date: circa 1912

Background imageWaiter Collection: French Cafe and Garage - Paris

French Cafe and Garage - Paris
Scene of local people standing outside a Paris Cafe, positioned next to a garage offering cars for hire. The smart cafe waiter stands alongside a rather lovely (and rather huge) dog

Background imageWaiter Collection: Wine Waiter

Wine Waiter
A waiter hurries purposely to a table bearing a bottle of wine and a set of flute glasses. From his rosy cheeks, he may have tested the vintage first

Background imageWaiter Collection: Blackpool Restaurant 38

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

Background imageWaiter Collection: Banquet scene in the Egyptian Hall at Mansion House

Banquet scene in the Egyptian Hall at Mansion House in London, 1808. Engraving by Augustus Pugin and Thomas Rowlandson for The Microcosm of London published by Rudolph Ackermann (1808-1810). Engraving

Background imageWaiter Collection: American Dining Car

American Dining Car
Passengers dining in a Pullman parlour railway car

Background imageWaiter Collection: Futuristic dinner party

Futuristic dinner party
A futuristic chemical dinner party -- a few tablets are served for each guest. Just think -- no washing up! Date: 1899

Background imageWaiter Collection: Isle of Wight Guesthouse - Occupants and Staff

Isle of Wight Guesthouse - Occupants and Staff
The guests and some of the staff of an unamed Guesthouse. The sign on the right of the doorway reads: Orders received for Meguyers Omnibus which suggests this photograph was possibly taken

Background imageWaiter Collection: The Ivy, 1946

The Ivy, 1946
Illustration of the interior of the original Ivy restaurant in West Street, Seven Dials, Covent Garden. Famously frequented by the great and the good

Background imageWaiter Collection: Le Ciel - Paris Cabaret Nightclub - Inreior

Le Ciel - Paris Cabaret Nightclub - Inreior
The Interior of Le Ciel - Montmartre, Paris Cabaret Nightclub. The Cabaret du Ciel (Cabaret of Heaven) was an early version of modern theme restaurants

Background imageWaiter Collection: Travelling Salesman failing to keep his expenses down

Travelling Salesman failing to keep his expenses down
A travelling Salesman (for Sweatem, Grand & Co.) is spectacularly failing to keep his expenses down! He is piling through the whiskey, occupying a private room

Background imageWaiter Collection: Advert, Gaymer's Cyder

Advert, Gaymer's Cyder

Background imageWaiter Collection: C'est comme Ca que tu as surveille le ragout?

C'est comme Ca que tu as surveille le ragout?
An illustration of a woman wearing an elaborate hat, thrusting her shoulders forward in rage at a quivering waiter, causing him to spill his plates, saying Is that how you watched the stew

Background imageWaiter Collection: L'Offre Et La Demande

L'Offre Et La Demande
This illustration, titled Supply and Demand shows a large gentleman having dinner at a fine restaurant, with a lady opposite, a red coated waiter is standing between

Background imageWaiter Collection: Caricature illustration of waiter juggling bottle of Bollinger

Caricature illustration of waiter juggling bottle of Bollinger, with 4 diners hiding at their table, by G E Studdy, Captioned, Neck or Nothing

Background imageWaiter Collection: Various types of pasta offered by Gerardo di Nola, of Napoli Date: 1940

Various types of pasta offered by Gerardo di Nola, of Napoli Date: 1940

Background imageWaiter Collection: Comic postcard, Customer and waiter in restaurant

Comic postcard, Customer and waiter in restaurant Date: 20th century

Background imageWaiter Collection: Comic postcard, Man and waiter in restaurant - chicken soup? Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Man and waiter in restaurant - chicken soup? Date: 20th century

Background imageWaiter Collection: Comic postcard, Man and two pretty women drinking at an outdoor cafe - taking advantage of m

Comic postcard, Man and two pretty women drinking at an outdoor cafe - taking advantage of m
Comic postcard, Man and two pretty women drinking at an outdoor caf - taking advantage of me! Date: 20th century

Background imageWaiter Collection: View of The Chop Room fireplace inside the atmospheric Old Cheshire Cheese pub just off

View of The Chop Room fireplace inside the atmospheric Old Cheshire Cheese pub just off Londons Fleet Street. Date: 1884

Background imageWaiter Collection: Balsams Restaurant - Mayfair, London

Balsams Restaurant - Mayfair, London
circa 1910s

Background imageWaiter Collection: Man and ladies searching for a carriage in a crowd

Man and ladies searching for a carriage in a crowd
Man and ladies searching for their carriage outside a crowded theatre in the rain. Miseries of Public Places. Handcoloured copperplate engraving designed

Background imageWaiter Collection: Young English gentleman arriving at a French posthouse

Young English gentleman arriving at a French posthouse on the Grand Tour. Stepping down from a carriage to be met by maids and staff

Background imageWaiter Collection: Red rock cod and red handfish

Red rock cod and red handfish
Red rock cod, Scorpaena papillosa and red handfish, Thymichthys politus (ruby fish, Scorpoena cruenta, and tortoiseshell fish, Cheironectes politus)

Background imageWaiter Collection: Woman in an old-taffeta cape with a parrot, 1913

Woman in an old-taffeta cape with a parrot, 1913
Woman in cape of old taffeta decorated with caterpillar green and muff embroidered with pearls. Parrot chained to a stand

Background imageWaiter Collection: Railway passengers taking refreshments at York Station 1872

Railway passengers taking refreshments at York Station 1872
Railway passengers taking refreshments at York Station, with ten minutes to spare between trains. Date: 1872

Background imageWaiter Collection: Art deco Joyeux Avril postcard featuring gourmet fish

Art deco Joyeux Avril postcard featuring gourmet fish and a smiling waiter, a perfect culinary image Date: 1920s

Background imageWaiter Collection: Engraved metal platters and waiters

Engraved metal platters and waiters. Lithograph from a catalog of metal products manufactured by Wuerttemberg Metalware Factory, Geislingen, Germany, 1896

Background imageWaiter Collection: Cheese cover, cheese waiter, etc

Cheese cover, cheese waiter, etc. Lithograph from a catalog of metal products manufactured by Wuerttemberg Metalware Factory, Geislingen, Germany, 1896

Background imageWaiter Collection: Man and woman in a restaurant with a glutton, 19th century

Man and woman in a restaurant with a glutton, 19th century
Man and woman in a restaurant with a glutton. He says, But you don t eat? He thinks, He inhales! Handcoloured lithograph by the Gihaut brothers after an illustration by Swiss artist Jean Gabriel

Background imageWaiter Collection: Merveilleuses eating ice cream at a Paris cafe

Merveilleuses eating ice cream at a Paris cafe
Fashionable women or merveilleuses eating ice cream with their dogs at a cafe, circa 1800. The menu includes lemon, orange, pistachio, and creme blanche



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