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Background imageYoke Collection: Farmer and team of working horses plough a field

Farmer and team of working horses plough a field
A team of two heavy horses plough a field, watched by a large crow and a pet springer spaniel. Watercolour painting by Malcom Greensmith Date: circa 1980

Background imageYoke Collection: Heavy shire horse pulls an old hay rake

Heavy shire horse pulls an old hay rake
A farmer and his heavy horse take a break from working to gather hay on a field. They stop to talk to another farmer and a young lady in white dress

Background imageYoke Collection: See-Through Baby Doll

See-Through Baby Doll
Fifties blonde, wearing a white see-through baby doll nightie with a yoke & bikini style knickers, sits on a white rug

Background imageYoke Collection: Poster advertising Norway

Poster advertising Norway, showing a pretty milkmaid with a yoke and two buckets. 20th century

Background imageYoke Collection: Naba Leba, Queen of Solor, and a Malay girl from Timor

Naba Leba, Queen of Solor, and a Malay girl from Timor. Handcoloured copperplate engraved by Sasso from Giulio Ferrarios Ancient and Modern Costumes of all the Peoples of the World, Florence, Italy

Background imageYoke Collection: The Lamplighter, Watchman and Link-boy

The Lamplighter, Watchman and Link-boy. London lamplighter with ladder and fuse lighting streetlamps 55, watchman in great coat with lantern and rattle 56

Background imageYoke Collection: Malay girl with hair tied up carrying baskets from a yoke

Malay girl with hair tied up carrying baskets from a yoke. Lithograph by Karl Joseph Brodtmann from Heinrich Rudolf Schinzs Illustrated Natural History of Men and Animals, 1836

Background imageYoke Collection: Ancient Roman Circus and chariot race

Ancient Roman Circus and chariot race
Ancient Roman Circus or games arena 1, four-horse chariot or quadriga 2, chariot yoke with rams head 3, and bronze medal to honour the victor 4

Background imageYoke Collection: SLIPS & KNICKERS 1935 SLIPS & KNICKERS 1935

SLIPS & KNICKERS 1935 SLIPS & KNICKERS 1935
Fashionable lingerie in art silk: sets composed of a slip with lace yoke & directoire knickers, or a slip & French knickers, plus a nightgown with bow trim. Date: 1935

Background imageYoke Collection: A Cornish Milkmaid

A Cornish Milkmaid
A portrait oil painting of a Cornish milkmaid, carrying a yoke, a bar in which two buckets are suspended by chains at each end, to be carried over the shoulders. Date: circa 1924

Background imageYoke Collection: Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). La ciudad sitiada

Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). La ciudad sitiada (The besieged city), novel by Jesus Evaristo Casariego (1939)

Background imageYoke Collection: Children of London's West End. Boys: knitted jersey suits with knickerbockers

Children of London's West End. Boys: knitted jersey suits with knickerbockers. Girls: pink polonaise & sunbonnet; lilac dress with yoke, sash, gathered bodice & gigot sleeves Date: 1884

Background imageYoke Collection: Man and woman of Friesland, Holland, 1818

Man and woman of Friesland, Holland, 1818. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Mary Anne Vennings A Geographical Present being Descriptions of the Principal Countries of the World, Darton

Background imageYoke Collection: Edo street scene, 18th century

Edo street scene, 18th century. A dance teacher and pupil on the left, a nori (glue) seller is beckoned by workers in a small family business

Background imageYoke Collection: Historical views of Germany

Historical views of Germany. Germans hunting wild boar on horseback with hounds 58, rafts of timber floating on the Rhine river 59, and the Rhine Falls near Schaffhausen 60

Background imageYoke Collection: Victorian scrap, an Irish milkmaid

Victorian scrap, an Irish milkmaid, with a yoke, two pails and a churn. circa 1890

Background imageYoke Collection: Girl of Timor in sarong carrying water with a yoke

Girl of Timor in sarong carrying water with a yoke
Canda, young Malay girl of Timor in sarong carrying water with a yoke. Handcoloured copperplate engraving after an illustration by Nicolas Martin Petit from Frederic Shoberls The World in Miniature

Background imageYoke Collection: Farmer up a tree watching a buffalo fight a bull

Farmer up a tree watching a buffalo fight a bull
Farmer up a tree watching an American bison fight a bull. Handcoloured lithograph from Carl Hoffmanns Book of the World, Stuttgart, 1857

Background imageYoke Collection: Costume of the inhabitants of Sennar, Sudan

Costume of the inhabitants of Sennar, Sudan
Costume of the inhabitants of Sennar: man with robe over white skirt 1, girl in leather fringe skirt with clam shell showing her virginity 2, woman carrying water in bowls on a yoke 3

Background imageYoke Collection: Chinese sedan chairs, wagons, harness and yoke

Chinese sedan chairs, wagons, harness and yoke. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Andrea Bernieri from Giulio Ferrrarios Costumes Antique and Modern of All Peoples

Background imageYoke Collection: Chinese peasants planting rice

Chinese peasants planting rice in a paddy field. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Andrea Bernieri from Giulio Ferrarios Ancient and Modern Costumes of all the Peoples of the World, Florence

Background imageYoke Collection: Egyptian wheat and grape agriculture

Egyptian wheat and grape agriculture
Egyptian agriculture: priest of Osiris with sceptre 1, following a man with plow behind two yoked oxen 2, man sowing seed 3 from a box 4, men harvesting wheat with a scythe 5, 6

Background imageYoke Collection: Itinerant Chinese barber ringing finger bells

Itinerant Chinese barber ringing finger bells to find customers, QIng Dynasty. He carries a stool and bucket on a bamboo yoke, along with razor, scissors, strop, etc

Background imageYoke Collection: Chinese jack of all trades with bamboo yoke

Chinese jack of all trades with bamboo yoke, tools, portable forge, Qing Dynasty. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Andrea Freschi after Antoine Cardon from Henri-Leonard-Jean-Baptiste Bertin

Background imageYoke Collection: Chinese florist selling miniature trees

Chinese florist selling miniature trees and bushes, Penjing or Penzai, from a bamboo yoke, Qing Dynasty. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Andrea Freschi after Antoine Cardon

Background imageYoke Collection: Knitted womens cardigans 1940

Knitted womens cardigans 1940
Page from a magazine showing two models wearing knitted cardigans. With the onset of World War Two and the introduction of rationing, many chose to knit their own clothes as a cheaper alternative

Background imageYoke Collection: Children with tree and holly on a Christmas postcard

Children with tree and holly on a Christmas postcard
Children in the snow with tree and holly on a Christmas postcard. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageYoke Collection: Fashionable woman 1905

Fashionable woman 1905
Edwardian woman wearing restaurant corsage of mousseline taffeta. Date: 1905

Background imageYoke Collection: Advert for Peter Robinsons womens blouses 1907

Advert for Peter Robinsons womens blouses 1907
Three women wearing charming creations of net and lace blouses. Date: 1907

Background imageYoke Collection: VENETIAN WATER CARRIER

VENETIAN WATER CARRIER
A female water carrier carrying metal buckets of water on her shoulders with a wooden yoke, Venice, Italy. Date: 1870s

Background imageYoke Collection: GIRLS KNITTED JACKET

GIRLS KNITTED JACKET
Far too stylish for a little girl is this hand-knitted jacket with patterned yoke & cuffs, collar & lapels & patterned patch pockets with button detailing. Date: 1930s

Background imageYoke Collection: PINAFORE 1909

PINAFORE 1909
Pinafore with bretelles (braces), box pleated skirt, button detail, high necked blouse with tucks; finely pleated low waisted dress with a yoke & lace trim & a sunbonnet Date: 1909

Background imageYoke Collection: London Milkman

London Milkman
London characters: the MILKMAN goes from door to door, with two churns suspended by a yoke from his shoulders, from which he fills your pot on your doorstep. Date: circa 1870

Background imageYoke Collection: LONDON MILKMAN / PETHERICK

LONDON MILKMAN / PETHERICK
A London milkman pours milk from his pails into a cup Date: circa 1870

Background imageYoke Collection: LONDON MILK MAID / 1798

LONDON MILK MAID / 1798
A London milkmaid cries Milk below maids! Date: 1798

Background imageYoke Collection: Costume - Children 1880

Costume - Children 1880
Boy: knickerbocker, jacket, sailor hat, red socks, heeled boots. Girls: lace dress, yoke bodice, pink sash on hips; kilted skirt, jacket bodies & tie-back skirts. Date: 1880

Background imageYoke Collection: 17th century Water Carriers

17th century Water Carriers
Two water carriers carry their water in a heavy container suspended from a yoke. Date: 17th century

Background imageYoke Collection: Summer Frock / Doeuillet

Summer Frock / Doeuillet
Summer tunic dress: V -neck & fold-over collar, a gauged yoke to the gathered over- skirt, scalloped hems, a sash with floating ends & shoes with 3 bars over the instep

Background imageYoke Collection: Cries of London - Old Water Carrier

Cries of London - Old Water Carrier
Cries of London - Any New-River water here - Old Water Carrier. 1827

Background imageYoke Collection: Wedding Dress 1899

Wedding Dress 1899
Unadorned trained skirt, floor length veil, gauged yoke, double flounce descending from the shoulders to the waist, high collar & long, knuckle length sleeves. Date: 1899

Background imageYoke Collection: Founding ceremony of the colony of Aquileia by tracing

Founding ceremony of the colony of Aquileia by tracing the sulcus primigenius. Delimitation of the perimeter of the wall with a plow of brass pulled by a yoke of white oxen led by a priest

Background imageYoke Collection: Cleobis and Bito drawing their mother to the Temple

Cleobis and Bito drawing their mother to the Temple
" Drew their mother to the Temple" -- an illustration to the childrens story, Harry and Herodotus, or Tales of an Old Traveller

Background imageYoke Collection: Frilly Pink Frock 1906

Frilly Pink Frock 1906
A fashionable Parisian in a pink gown with a translucent yoke & floral corsage & a flowing skirt, fitted at the hips & cascading to a pleated flounce with embroidered roses

Background imageYoke Collection: Woman in national costume, Mundal, Norway

Woman in national costume, Mundal, Norway. She is carrying two milk pails with a yoke across her shoulders. The costume was worn by most people on Sundays and also as a uniform by hotel waitresses

Background imageYoke Collection: Two farm horses

Two farm horses. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageYoke Collection: Beauty and the Beast 1912

Beauty and the Beast 1912
Front cover of Femina magazine, showing an elegant women wearing cartwheel hat, white cotton dress with high waist, sash belt, pleated yoke, and embroidered hem, with white elbow length gloves

Background imageYoke Collection: The Round Game of Happy Families, Mr Pumps

The Round Game of Happy Families, Mr Pumps
Chad Valley, The Round Game of Happy Families, Mr Pumps the Milkman. circa 1910

Background imageYoke Collection: Scene in a saddlery workshop

Scene in a saddlery workshop, with four workmen and a client. 19th century



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