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Glasses Collection

Background imageGlasses Collection: Children playing and fighting

Children playing and fighting

Background imageGlasses Collection: Maid with tray of drinks

Maid with tray of drinks
Harlequin illustration, showing a maid with a tray of drinks. 1923

Background imageGlasses Collection: Business card design, woman in a kitchen

Business card design, woman in a kitchen
Business card design, depicting a woman in a kitchen with saucepans, crockery and glassware. 20th century

Background imageGlasses Collection: Man at work, Walker & Hall Cutlers, Sheffield

Man at work, Walker & Hall Cutlers, Sheffield, Yorkshire. His workbench is full of tools and silver (or silver plated) teapots. Date: 1961

Background imageGlasses Collection: Best Through Cooks, rail and steamer services

Best Through Cooks, rail and steamer services
Poster or handbill design for Best Through Cooks, travel by British Railways rail and steamer services, showing a Mediterranean beach scene with boats, two wine glasses and a bottle, a green shutter

Background imageGlasses Collection: Student playing guitar at Corsham Art School

Student playing guitar at Corsham Art School
A student takes a break from her art activities to play her guitar at Corsham Art School, Wiltshire. Another student sits listening. Date: 1957

Background imageGlasses Collection: Advertisement -- Beer is Best

Advertisement -- Beer is Best -- showing pints of beer next to a shove ha penny pub game. 20th century

Background imageGlasses Collection: Titanic glassware

Titanic glassware
A box of wine or sherry glasses from the ill-fated Titanic cruise ship, which sank on 15 April 1912. Date: 1912

Background imageGlasses Collection: Arthur Rackham

Arthur Rackham self-portrait. 20th century

Background imageGlasses Collection: Auxiliary Fire Service man during WW2

Auxiliary Fire Service man during WW2
An Auxiliary Fire Service (AFS) man during WW2, standing outside a telephone kiosk which bears a sign: London Fire Service Station

Background imageGlasses Collection: Teddy bears in a gymnasium

Teddy bears in a gymnasium
A group of teddy bears in a gymnasium, being told off by a schoolteacher teddy bear wearing glasses and carrying a cane. 20th century

Background imageGlasses Collection: Mrs C. S. Peel, 1917

Mrs C. S. Peel, 1917
Dorothy Constance Peel, 1868-1934, aka Mrs CS Peel, prolific journalist and writer of numerous books on household management and domestic history

Background imageGlasses Collection: Floating Jazz Festival trombonist

Floating Jazz Festival trombonist
A trombonist taking part in the Floating Jazz Festival on board a ship from London to Margate. Date: 1957

Background imageGlasses Collection: Teddy Bear in bed

Teddy Bear in bed

Background imageGlasses Collection: Cat answering the telephone

Cat answering the telephone

Background imageGlasses Collection: Old Mother Hubbard

Old Mother Hubbard -- a cat version. circa early 20th century

Background imageGlasses Collection: Huntley and Palmers Cocktail biscuit tin lid

Huntley and Palmers Cocktail biscuit tin lid
Biscuit tin lid for Huntley and Palmers cocktail assorted biscuits. Just the thing to have with some...cocktails. Date: c.1935

Background imageGlasses Collection: Label design for Herbst Marzenbier, Germany

Label design for Herbst Marzenbier, Germany
Label design for Herbst Marzenbier, marketed by Brauerei Herbst of Krefeld, Germany. 20th century

Background imageGlasses Collection: Advertisement for Imperial Airways flights to Europe

Advertisement for Imperial Airways flights to Europe, showing a deckchair, a parasol, and people relaxing on a sunny beach. 20th century

Background imageGlasses Collection: Automobilia Ephemera Collection

Automobilia Ephemera Collection
A splendid collection of Automobilia Ephemera, including goggles, a rigid ash tray, a map and a long curved car horn! Date: circa 1910s

Background imageGlasses Collection: Advertisement for Seagrams VO Canadian Whisky

Advertisement for Seagrams VO Canadian Whisky, a blend of rare selected whiskies, made by the Seagram Distillers Corporation of New York, USA

Background imageGlasses Collection: Boys playing Crusoe in the playground at a Kilburn school

Boys playing Crusoe in the playground at a Kilburn school
A group of boys playing a game called Crusoe in the playground of St Johns School, Kilburn, north west London. Date: 1961

Background imageGlasses Collection: Scene at the Rochdale by-election

Scene at the Rochdale by-election
A group of Rochdale residents sit in a school classroom listening to the Liberal candidate, Ludovic Kennedy, during the Rochdale by-election. Election day was 13 February 1958

Background imageGlasses Collection: Arthur Rackham with initial I

Arthur Rackham with initial I
Arthur Rackham self-portrait with initial I. 20th century

Background imageGlasses Collection: Fantasy house with white cat

Fantasy house with white cat
A stylised fantasy scene of a house interior with check floor and a white fat staring out of a glass door at a distant dusty horizon

Background imageGlasses Collection: Portrait of a middle-aged man

Portrait of a middle-aged man
Head and shoulders portrait of a middle-aged man

Background imageGlasses Collection: Poster advertising Otto Landauer

Poster advertising Otto Landauer
Poster designed by Ludwig Hohlwein of Munich, advertising Otto Landauer, a company which made opera glasses and opera lenses. 1926

Background imageGlasses Collection: Jack Hulbert and Cicely Courtneidge

Jack Hulbert and Cicely Courtneidge in an amusing scene from Under Your Hat (a theatre production in 1938 and a comedy film released in 1940). 1939

Background imageGlasses Collection: Three male models with female typist

Three male models with female typist
Three male models standing above a female typist whose manual typewriter has been painted white. 1970s

Background imageGlasses Collection: Inside Passengers by Louis Wain

Inside Passengers by Louis Wain -- a group of humanised cats riding in a bus

Background imageGlasses Collection: Man posing in a grey jacket in a bar

Man posing in a grey jacket in a bar
Man posing in a grey herringbone jacket in a bar, with half a pint of beer in his hand

Background imageGlasses Collection: Cat teaching the ABC

Cat teaching the ABC
Cat in a mortar board, teaching the ABC -- Well? What next?

Background imageGlasses Collection: Fruit Label -- oriental man

Fruit Label -- oriental man
Fruit Label -- a smiling oriental man in red and blue costume. 20th century

Background imageGlasses Collection: Elderly couple at Royal Academy exhibition, London

Elderly couple at Royal Academy exhibition, London
An elderly couple at a Royal Academy exhibition in London. The man in particular looks as though he would rather be somewhere else. Date: 1963

Background imageGlasses Collection: Print Users Yearbook -- tennis match

Print Users Yearbook -- tennis match
Print Users Yearbook -- people playing a tennis match in a large garden, with a tray of drinks ready for when they take a break. circa 1930s

Background imageGlasses Collection: Pinocchio -- father in wheelchair

Pinocchio -- father in wheelchair
Pinocchio -- He constructed an elegant little wheel chair in which he could take his father out on fine days. 1911

Background imageGlasses Collection: Month Postcard -- Ottobre (October)

Month Postcard -- Ottobre (October). Showing an elegant lady in evening dress, sitting in a box at the theatre. The Cupid at her side appears to be looking at her decolletage through opera glasses

Background imageGlasses Collection: Outside North Kensington pub

Outside North Kensington pub
Some people stand outside a pub holding glasses of beer in North Kensington, London, One woman holds a half empty glass in one hand and a pram with a baby sitting in it in the other

Background imageGlasses Collection: Men in The Naval Volunteer pub

Men in The Naval Volunteer pub
Two men sit at a table by a window with pints of beer in The Naval Volunteer, a pub in Bristol. Date: 1961

Background imageGlasses Collection: Mother and daughter sitting on a beach

Mother and daughter sitting on a beach

Background imageGlasses Collection: Three soldiers lying on the grass by their jeep

Three soldiers lying on the grass by their jeep
Three soldiers in relaxed mood, lying on the grass by their jeep near Okehampton, Devon. 1940s

Background imageGlasses Collection: Workman standing outside a building

Workman standing outside a building
A middle-aged workman in dirty clothes, standing outside a building with his glasses on his forehead

Background imageGlasses Collection: Group photo of six men

Group photo of six men
A group photo of six men

Background imageGlasses Collection: Old man in Petticoat Lane, London

Old man in Petticoat Lane, London
Closeup of an old man in the crowds at Petticoat Lane market, West London. He wears National Health glasses, a bowler hat, and an overcoat and scarf. Date: 1956

Background imageGlasses Collection: A Mother reads a story to her children

A Mother reads a story to her children

Background imageGlasses Collection: Young men at a Lambeth youth club

Young men at a Lambeth youth club
Three smartly dressed young men at a youth club in Lambeth, South London. Date: 1958

Background imageGlasses Collection: Heres the Xmas dinner by Ethel Parkinson

Heres the Xmas dinner by Ethel Parkinson
Good Cheer -- four children dressed in medieval costume bring in the Christmas feast, consisting of a large turkey, glasses of steaming punch, a large round pudding, and a plate of fruit. circa 1906

Background imageGlasses Collection: Old lady in Slad, near Stroud, Gloucestershire

Old lady in Slad, near Stroud, Gloucestershire
A characterful old lady in a field during a village show in Slad, near Stroud in Gloucestershire. Date: 1961




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