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Background imageCostume Collection: Victorian London OP15919

Victorian London OP15919
Cloth Fair, London. The Old Dick Whittington public house at 24 Cloth Fair viewed from Middle Street. Photographed by Augustin Rischgitz, London Stereoscopic Company Limited in the 1890s

Background imageCostume Collection: Gainsborough - Lady Brisco J900289

Gainsborough - Lady Brisco J900289
KENWOOD HOUSE, THE IVEAGH BEQUEST, London. " Lady Brisco " 1776 by Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788)

Background imageCostume Collection: Larkin - Lady Dorothy Cary J920335

Larkin - Lady Dorothy Cary J920335
KENWOOD HOUSE, SUFFOLK COLLECTION, London. " Lady Dorothy Cary" c1615 by William Larkin (died 1619)

Background imageCostume Collection: Roman legionary soldier IC048_145

Roman legionary soldier IC048_145
Reconstruction drawing by Nick Hardcastle depicting a Roman legionary soldier stationed at Hadrians Wall in about 120AD, with a section of the wall being constructed in the background

Background imageCostume Collection: Rain BB98_05778

Rain BB98_05778
Pier Road, Whitby, North Yorkshire. People with raincoats and umbrellas walking beside the harbour in the rain. Photographed by Alfred Newton and Sons 1896-1920

Background imageCostume Collection: Maids, Byfield, Northamptonshire BB98_06062

Maids, Byfield, Northamptonshire BB98_06062
Before the liberating 1960s a career for many women meant making the choice between secretarial work, healthcare or service

Background imageCostume Collection: Reynolds - Lady Louisa Manners J910531

Reynolds - Lady Louisa Manners J910531
KENWOOD HOUSE, THE IVEAGH BEQUEST, London. " Lady Louisa Manners" 1779 by Sir Joshua REYNOLDS (1723-92). IBK 921

Background imageCostume Collection: Waylands Smithy CC97_02141

Waylands Smithy CC97_02141
WAYLANDS SMITHY, Ashbury, Oxfordshire. The neolithic chambered long barrow, taken from the west, with a lady and gentleman sitting on the stones by the entrance

Background imageCostume Collection: Romney - Lady Hamilton at the Spinning Wheel J910506

Romney - Lady Hamilton at the Spinning Wheel J910506
KENWOOD HOUSE, THE IVEAGH BEQUEST, London. " The Spinstress Lady Emma Hamilton at the Spinning Wheel" 1782-86 by George Romney (1734-1802)

Background imageCostume Collection: Harrods Shoe Department 1919 BL24450_021

Harrods Shoe Department 1919 BL24450_021
HARRODS, Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London. Baroque luxury of the ladies shoe department in Harrods. The ornate plaster ceiling

Background imageCostume Collection: Leslie - Jeanie Deans Pleading with Queen Caroline J940116

Leslie - Jeanie Deans Pleading with Queen Caroline J940116
MARBLE HILL HOUSE, Twickenham, Richmond, Middlesex. " Jeanie Deans Pleading with Queen Caroline... in the Presence of the Duke of Argyll and Lady Suffolk" by Charles Robert LESLIE

Background imageCostume Collection: Metsu - A Gentleman and a Lady at a Virginal K010543

Metsu - A Gentleman and a Lady at a Virginal K010543
KENWOOD HOUSE, London. " An Interior With a Lady Seated at a Keyboard" c.1650s by Gabriel METSU (1629-67)

Background imageCostume Collection: Larkin - Lady Isabella Rich J920337

Larkin - Lady Isabella Rich J920337
KENWOOD HOUSE HOUSE, SUFFOLK COLLECTION, London. " Lady Isabella Rich " c1615 by William LARKIN (d1619)

Background imageCostume Collection: Reynolds - Lady Mary Leslie J910492

Reynolds - Lady Mary Leslie J910492
KENWOOD HOUSE, THE IVEAGH BEQUEST, London. " Lady Mary Leslie" 1764, by Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-92)

Background imageCostume Collection: Morris Men BB76_04939

Morris Men BB76_04939
Headington Quarry Morris Dancers outside the Chequers public house, Headington, Oxfordshire. It was a meeting between this group

Background imageCostume Collection: Henley regatta in 1897 CC71_00067

Henley regatta in 1897 CC71_00067
Taking tea at the Henley Regatta, Oxfordshire. A group of men and women take tea on a college barge overlooking the Henley Royal Regatta

Background imageCostume Collection: Iron Age Man and Woman J030114

Iron Age Man and Woman J030114
OLD SARUM, Wiltshire. Reconstruction drawing of an Iron Age man and woman with a Round House in the background, by Peter Dunn (English Heritage Graphics Team)

Background imageCostume Collection: Roman woman, late 2nd century J030090

Roman woman, late 2nd century J030090
RICHBOROUGH ROMAN FORT, Kent. Reconstruction drawing of a late 2nd Century Roman woman from Richborough by Judith Dobie (English Heritage Graphics Team)

Background imageCostume Collection: Day trip a107204

Day trip a107204
Corfe Castle Station, Dorset. Three women on the down platform with Corfe Castle visible in the background and locomotive LSWR Drummond M7, destined for Swanage, pulling away from the platform

Background imageCostume Collection: Woad production, Algarkirk, Lincolnshire NMR02_01_00009

Woad production, Algarkirk, Lincolnshire NMR02_01_00009
Algarkirk, Lincolnshire. A group of man and women cropping woad and collecting it in large wicker baskets. The earliest woad production in Britain dates from the Iron Age

Background imageCostume Collection: Memories CC025337

Memories CC025337
Wells, Somerset. A woman leaning against the low stone wall on the west side of the moat around the Bishops Palace, holding a posy of flowers in her hand

Background imageCostume Collection: De Hooch - The Intruder N070536

De Hooch - The Intruder N070536
APSLEY HOUSE, London. " The Intruder: a Lady at her toilet surprised by her lover" c. 1663 by Pieter DE HOOCH (1629-84). WM 1571-1948

Background imageCostume Collection: Tea in the garden CC50_00694

Tea in the garden CC50_00694
Four female students taking tea in the grounds of Somerville College, Oxford, Oxfordshire. The tea party was an important part of college social life in the Late Victorian period. Henry Taunt 1895

Background imageCostume Collection: Hunting party DP067905

Hunting party DP067905
Wrest Park, Silsoe, Bedfordshire. Chinese wallpaper depicting a hunting party of men with bows and arrows in a wooded landscape with birds

Background imageCostume Collection: Greetings DP067921

Greetings DP067921
Wrest Park, Silsoe, Bedfordshire. Detail of Chinese wallpaper showing two people with fans bowing to each other, with a tree, flowering shrubs, a large bird and a butterfly

Background imageCostume Collection: St Matthias Church, Stoke Newington ME001062

St Matthias Church, Stoke Newington ME001062
ST MATTHIAS CHURCH, Wordsworth Road, Stoke Newington, Hackney, London. Pen and ink sketch impression of Christmas decorations and temporary reredos around 1870, with lady in period costume

Background imageCostume Collection: On patrol IC048 / 027

On patrol IC048 / 027
Hadrians Wall. Reconstruction line drawing of Roman soldiers mounted on horseback. Location based on Grindon Milecastle. Attributed to Philip Corke. c.1985 - c.2000. hadrian

Background imageCostume Collection: Post Lady, Kerrier, Cornwall, 1901 BB98_01839

Post Lady, Kerrier, Cornwall, 1901 BB98_01839
This woman, working as a post lady, is emptying a post box at an unidentified location in Kerrier, Cornwall. Although it was relatively unusual for women to hold positions such as this at the time

Background imageCostume Collection: Johnson - Margaret Hallyday Lady Hungerford J910218

Johnson - Margaret Hallyday Lady Hungerford J910218
KENWOOD HOUSE, SUFFOLK COLLECTION, London. " Margaret Hallyday, Lady Hungerford" 1631 by Cornelius JOHNSON (1593-1661)

Background imageCostume Collection: Bol - An unknown woman J910515

Bol - An unknown woman J910515
KENWOOD HOUSE, THE IVEAGH BEQUEST, London. " Portrait of an Unknown Woman" c.1642-44 by Ferdinand BOL (1616-80). IBK 956

Background imageCostume Collection: An Unknown Lady called Titians Mistress N070681

An Unknown Lady called Titians Mistress N070681
APSLEY HOUSE, London. " An Unknown Lady called Titians Mistress ". Titian and his studio. Previously part of the Spanish Royal Collection. Captured at Vitoria 1813. WM 1620-1948

Background imageCostume Collection: Lefevre - Empress Josephine N070491

Lefevre - Empress Josephine N070491
APSLEY HOUSE, London. Entitled " The Empress Josephine". A lady in court costume, said to be the Empress Josephine (1763-1814) by Robert Lefevre (1755-1830)

Background imageCostume Collection: Portrait of a Lady J910509

Portrait of a Lady J910509
KENWOOD HOUSE, THE IVEAGH BEQUEST, London. " Portrait of a Lady " c1770-75 attributed to GAINSBOROUGH Thomas (1727-88)

Background imageCostume Collection: Romney - Lady Hamilton at Prayer J910507

Romney - Lady Hamilton at Prayer J910507
KENWOOD HOUSE, THE IVEAGH BEQUEST, London. " Lady Hamilton at Prayer" c1782-86 by ROMNEY George (1734-1802) IBK 936

Background imageCostume Collection: Reynolds - Lady Diane Beauclerk J910495

Reynolds - Lady Diane Beauclerk J910495
KENWOOD HOUSE, THE IVEAGH BEQUEST, London. " Lady Diane Beauclerk" 1764-65, by Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-92)

Background imageCostume Collection: Devis - Lady Burlington K050051

Devis - Lady Burlington K050051
CHISWICK HOUSE, London. " Portrait of Lady Burlington in the Grounds of Chiswick House " By Arthur DEVIS (1712-1787)

Background imageCostume Collection: Watching the frontier IC048 / 025

Watching the frontier IC048 / 025
Hadrians Wall. Reconstruction line drawing of soldiers keeping watch. Based on Denton Hall Turret (7b) in Newcastle upon Tyne. Attributed to Philip Corke. c.1985 - c.2000. hadrian

Background imageCostume Collection: A Lady Painting J910186

A Lady Painting J910186
KENWOOD HOUSE, THE IVEAGH BEQUEST, London. " A Lady Painting" copy after George ROMNEY (1734-1802)

Background imageCostume Collection: Thames pleasure craft CC73_00991

Thames pleasure craft CC73_00991
Cleeve Lock, Goring, Oxfordshire. A group of people enjoying a pleasure ride on the steam-powered boat The Fashion, circa 1900

Background imageCostume Collection: Friends outside JLP01_08_072661

Friends outside JLP01_08_072661
Bearwood House, Bearwood Road, Smethwick, Sandwell, West Midlands. A young woman sitting in the lounge-diner of a flat at Bearwood House, waving to a friend outside

Background imageCostume Collection: Coronation Dinner OFH01_01_01_r07_17

Coronation Dinner OFH01_01_01_r07_17
PUTNEY BRIDGE, HAMMERSMITH AND FULHAM, GREATER LONDON. A view showing crowds celebrating the occasion of the Coronation Dinner for the Poor of London which was held to mark the delayed coronation of

Background imageCostume Collection: Female dress EGP_22663_022

Female dress EGP_22663_022
Egypt. Two frames on a single negative, showing an Egyptian woman and children at an unknown location

Background imageCostume Collection: Edwardian childhood MCF01_02_1279

Edwardian childhood MCF01_02_1279
CHEDDAR, SEDGEMOOR, SOMERSET. An informal portrait of four children. The photograph was taken on a track beside the Cheddar Yeo river towards the south of the town

Background imageCostume Collection: Man with a barrow MCF01_02_0630

Man with a barrow MCF01_02_0630
Moat Farmhouse, Whiston, Cogenhoe and Whiston, South Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire. A bearded elderly man pushing a wooden wheelbarrow across the road in Whiston

Background imageCostume Collection: Hague hoilday MCF01_02_0383

Hague hoilday MCF01_02_0383
THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS. A large crowd of people outside the Netherlands Bank in Den Haag (The Hague), just 4 days after the start of the First World War

Background imageCostume Collection: Scarecrow marriage DP069201

Scarecrow marriage DP069201
Dunkirk, Swale, Kent. Two novelty scarecrows erected for Scarecrow Week in Dunkirk, June 2008, representing a bride and groom

Background imageCostume Collection: Domestic servants, Pembroke College, Oxford CC96_00045crop

Domestic servants, Pembroke College, Oxford CC96_00045crop
Pembroke College, Oxford. A group of domestic servants posing outside one of the college buildings. A cropped version of image number CC96_00045. Photographed by Henry Taunt

Background imageCostume Collection: Golfers CC025340

Golfers CC025340
Burnham And Berrow Golf Course, St Christophers Way, Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset. Golfers and caddies watching a figure drive a shot towards Majuba Hill



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