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Washing Collection

Background imageWashing Collection: Poster advertising Sunlight Soap

Poster advertising Sunlight Soap -- for rest and leisure. Date: early 20th century

Background imageWashing Collection: Advertising card for Thoms Castile Soap of Manchester

Advertising card for Thoms Castile Soap of Manchester
Advertising card by Louis Wain for the Gold Medal-winning Thoms Castile Soap - the Best in the World - manufactured by David Thom & Co. Ltd. of Pendleton, Manchester

Background imageWashing Collection: Children pony trekking, Horner, Somerset

Children pony trekking, Horner, Somerset
Children pony trekking at Horner, Exmoor, Somerset. Date: circa 1980s

Background imageWashing Collection: Wrights Coal Tar Soap - WW1

Wrights Coal Tar Soap - WW1
Advertisement for Wrights Coal Tar Soap from the Great War showing a soldier and his wife or sweetheart bidding farewell to each other

Background imageWashing Collection: Britains New Navy in Training - HMS Raleigh

Britains New Navy in Training - HMS Raleigh. circa 1930s

Background imageWashing Collection: Advertisement for Vinolia Soap

Advertisement for Vinolia Soap - Mother! Mother!! Fidos eaten my soap!!! early 20th century

Background imageWashing Collection: A windjammer looming over a London street

A windjammer looming over a London street
Harboured in Dockland - a windjammer looming over a street in by Millwall Dock, London. In the foreground, a woman hangs out washing to dry in a back yard

Background imageWashing Collection: Wrights Coal Tar Soap advertisement, WW1

Wrights Coal Tar Soap advertisement, WW1
Lucky Beggar!...Send a bar to YOUR soldier friend. Advertisement for Wrights coal tar soap with a soldier the envy of all his comrades as he is enjoying a wash with a whole bar sent to him from home

Background imageWashing Collection: c. 1880s South East Asia - Philippines - girls and women

c. 1880s South East Asia - Philippines - girls and women
c.1880s South East Asia - Philippines - girls and women - washing and getting their hair done

Background imageWashing Collection: Girl climbing tree, line of washing, Balham, SW London

Girl climbing tree, line of washing, Balham, SW London
A girl climbs a tree under a line of washing in the Zennor Road area of Balham, SW London. Date: circa 1961

Background imageWashing Collection: WW2 - Laundry - It ll soon be hanging on the Siegfried Line

WW2 - Laundry - It ll soon be hanging on the Siegfried Line
WW2 humour - " Two British soldiers doing their laundry comment that " It ll soon be hanging on the Siegfried Line!". Date: circa 1944

Background imageWashing Collection: Two Babies by Muriel Dawson

Two Babies by Muriel Dawson -- a little girl in a red dress has been bathing her doll. Date: 1930

Background imageWashing Collection: Traditional Japanese bathing in upright wooden tub

Traditional Japanese bathing in upright wooden tub, heated by a small side stove Date: 1930

Background imageWashing Collection: Water Baby by Muriel Dawson

Water Baby by Muriel Dawson -- a little child in a bathtub. Date: 1939

Background imageWashing Collection: Mary anointing the feet of Jesus Christ

Mary anointing the feet of Jesus Christ
Mary of Bethany anointing the feet of Jesus Christ in gratitude for his raising of her brother Lazarus (and in preparation for his impending death and burial). Date: circa 1850

Background imageWashing Collection: Capriccio Landscape, by Jean Victor Bertin

Capriccio Landscape, by Jean Victor Bertin (1767-1842). Date: circa 1810

Background imageWashing Collection: British soldiers bathing in flooded shell hole by Matania

British soldiers bathing in flooded shell hole by Matania
The only advantage of the wet weather on the Western Front - a novel swimming bath used by British soldiers to bathe in. A scene captured at the front by The Sphere special artist, Fortunino Matania

Background imageWashing Collection: The Poor Washerwoman - Henri Clark - Music Sheet

The Poor Washerwoman - Henri Clark - Music Sheet
The Poor Washerwoman - sung with typhoons of applause by Henri Clark - Music Sheet, written by Walter Hadtings and composed by W. T. Webb

Background imageWashing Collection: San Sebastian, Spain - The Beach and the Casino - Beach Huts

San Sebastian, Spain - The Beach and the Casino - Beach Huts
San Sebastian - The Beach and the Casino - Spain - mobile beach huts. Note the striped swimming costumes hung out to dry on a rudimentary washing line. Date: 1906

Background imageWashing Collection: War Lane and Victoria Road, Harborne, Birmingham

War Lane and Victoria Road, Harborne, Birmingham, West Midlands. Date: circa 1908

Background imageWashing Collection: Advert for Wrights coal soap 1916

Advert for Wrights coal soap 1916
Advertisement for Wrights Coal Tar soap, the soldiers soap suitable for all, from private to general. 1916

Background imageWashing Collection: Toilet Services, Real Wedgwood Ware, Plate 50

Toilet Services, Real Wedgwood Ware, Plate 50, showing patterned washing bowls, jugs, soap dishes, and a slop pail far too nice to put slops in. Date: circa 1880s

Background imageWashing Collection: Aylesbury Inebriate Reformatory - Inmates at Work in Laundry

Aylesbury Inebriate Reformatory - Inmates at Work in Laundry
Staff supervise inmates ironing washing in laundry of Aylesbury Inebriate Reformatory. Date: 1908

Background imageWashing Collection: Victorian Scrap, Pears Soap

Victorian Scrap, Pears Soap -- a mother monkey washes her dirty son. circa 1880s

Background imageWashing Collection: Cleanliness - Health - The Truest Wealth - promotional postcard for the Health & Cleanliness

Cleanliness - Health - The Truest Wealth - promotional postcard for the Health & Cleanliness Council (HCC) - 5 Tavistock Square, London. Date: circa late 1920s

Background imageWashing Collection: Hereford Industrial School Washroom

Hereford Industrial School Washroom
Boys washing at the Hereford Industrial School. Date: early 1900s

Background imageWashing Collection: Belgian boy scouts camping in the Ardennes

Belgian boy scouts camping in the Ardennes
Four Belgian boy scouts camping in the Ardennes

Background imageWashing Collection: Public laundry of St. Brigida, Genoa, Italy

Public laundry of St. Brigida, Genoa, Italy Date: circa 1890

Background imageWashing Collection: Advert for Hudsons Soap 1890

Advert for Hudsons Soap 1890
Advertisement for Hudsons Soap, showing a laundry woman holding her basket. Date: 1890

Background imageWashing Collection: Bathing / Cairo 1884

Bathing / Cairo 1884
A little boy in his bath in Cairo, watched by his devoted mother. Date: 1884

Background imageWashing Collection: Dante / Tomb / Ravenna

Dante / Tomb / Ravenna
DANTE ALIGHIERI Italian poets tomb at Ravenna Date: 1265 - 1321

Background imageWashing Collection: Ww2 / 1940S / Siegfried Line

Ww2 / 1940S / Siegfried Line
A song during the Second World War; " (We re gonna hang out) The Washing on The Siegfried Line" Date: 1940s

Background imageWashing Collection: British soldiers bathing in the open air, WW1

British soldiers bathing in the open air, WW1
British soldiers bathing in the open air during hot weather on the Western Front, World War One. Date: circa 1916

Background imageWashing Collection: Washerwomen at Coimbra

Washerwomen at Coimbra
Washerwomen gathering on the shore at Coimbra Date: 1909

Background imageWashing Collection: Toddler sitting next to bowl

Toddler sitting next to bowl
Toddler sitting next to a bowl. Date: 1920s

Background imageWashing Collection: The Rolls Rapide Twin Tub washing machine - look what you get! A bargain at 39 guineas

The Rolls Rapide Twin Tub washing machine - look what you get! A bargain at 39 guineas! Date: 1961

Background imageWashing Collection: Water Babies by Muriel Dawson

Water Babies by Muriel Dawson
A little girl in in a bath tub makes sure that her dolly is clean too. Date: c.1925

Background imageWashing Collection: Woman's Day magazine - article on shampooing - 1957

Woman's Day magazine - article on shampooing - 1957
Editorial photograph for Woman's Day magazine - article on shampooing - 1957. Date: 1957

Background imageWashing Collection: Tenement buildings, East London

Tenement buildings, East London
Tenement buildings in East London, with washing drying, and children playing. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageWashing Collection: Rag n Bone man Stockport slum yard

Rag n Bone man Stockport slum yard
A Rag n Bone man pushes his barrow though a slum cummunal yard in Stockport, Cheshire, England. He is watched by small children. The property was demolished shortly afterwards Date: circa 1970

Background imageWashing Collection: Slum communal yard, Stockport

Slum communal yard, Stockport
Small children and mongrel dogs beneath the washing lines in the communal back yard of slum property in Stockport, Cheshire, England. The property was demolished shortly afterwards Date: circa 1970

Background imageWashing Collection: Birthday postcard, Little boy getting washed Date: 20th century

Birthday postcard, Little boy getting washed Date: 20th century

Background imageWashing Collection: Comic postcard, Neighbours chat over garden fence Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Neighbours chat over garden fence Date: 20th century

Background imageWashing Collection: Billboard advertisement - Surf Washing Powder

Billboard advertisement - Surf Washing Powder
Billboard advertisement on Navigation Street, Birmingham, 12th August 1954 - Surf Washing Powder - Boils Spotless. 1954

Background imageWashing Collection: Lady Macbeth sleepwalking

Lady Macbeth sleepwalking in Shakespeares tragedy Macbeth, Act V, Scene 1

Background imageWashing Collection: Dominica, Caribbean - laundry in the river

Dominica, Caribbean - laundry in the river
Dominica, Caribbean - women doing their laundry at the edge of a river. circa 1907

Background imageWashing Collection: Children bathing together Your Turn by C V MacKenzie

Children bathing together Your Turn by C V MacKenzie
Sweet illustration showing two children sharing a tin bath. The smaller child soaks the older one with a sponge, all in the spirit of communal bathing! Date: 1920s

Background imageWashing Collection: Rabbits Wash-Day - Birthday Greetings Postcard Date: 1944

Rabbits Wash-Day - Birthday Greetings Postcard Date: 1944



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