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Hand Collection

Background imageHand Collection: Pixies mining a sponge cake

Pixies mining a sponge cake
Pixie Pip and Pixies mining a sponge cake

Background imageHand Collection: Talking to Fairies

Talking to Fairies

Background imageHand Collection: Chimpanzee with Bananas

Chimpanzee with Bananas

Background imageHand Collection: WW1 Recruitment Poster

WW1 Recruitment Poster
Come and Do Your Bit - Join Now. Chromolithograph recruitment poster after PJW, printed by David Allen & Sons Ltd, Harrow, Middlesex

Background imageHand Collection: Design for Frieze with ships and trees

Design for Frieze with ships and trees
Design for Frieze with sailing ships and trees. Stencil, gouache and distemper on hand-made paper. Rottmann & Co. 1894

Background imageHand Collection: Children & a hand-cart

Children & a hand-cart. Children in a winter scene at play in a hand-cart imagining that the girl in green is the horse. Date: circa 1897

Background imageHand Collection: Chocolate box design, lady courted by two men

Chocolate box design, lady courted by two men
Chocolate box design, showing an 18th century scene of a lady on a garden terrace being courted by two men. 20th century

Background imageHand Collection: Two male models in tight trousers

Two male models in tight trousers. One is wearing a tie, the other a cravat. 1970s

Background imageHand Collection: Tricks with Cards book cover

Tricks with Cards book cover
Front cover of Tricks with Cards by Professor Hoffmann featuring a lady taking a card from a conjuror mid-trick while an interested audience looks on. Date: c.1927

Background imageHand Collection: Silhouette Calendar -- June

Silhouette Calendar -- June

Background imageHand Collection: Blonde woman in a tree

Blonde woman in a tree, wearing a black bikini and matching eyepatch, with a dagger in her hand. 1980s

Background imageHand Collection: Liberty shawl

Liberty shawl
Shawl in Liberty colourings from their own works at Merton Abbey. Georgette ground with embossed design in velvet, hand coloured

Background imageHand Collection: Business card design, cute girl with powder puff

Business card design, cute girl with powder puff
Business card design, depicting a cute little girl with a powder puff and hand mirror. 20th century

Background imageHand Collection: Caring for Evacuated Mothers and babies

Caring for Evacuated Mothers and babies
Public Information poster issued by the Ministry of Health relating to the caring of evacuated babies during the bombing of Britain

Background imageHand Collection: Nursery Rhymes -- F, I, Z

Nursery Rhymes -- F, I, Z
Nursery Rhymes -- three illustrations for three letters of the alphabet. Showing a man ploughing a field, a white mouse sitting on someones hand with a head of wheat

Background imageHand Collection: Liberty jumper

Liberty jumper
Jumper in hand-printed crepe de chine, with collar and facings of plain silk, from Libertys own works at Merton Abbey. Available in a variety of designs and colours, costing 3

Background imageHand Collection: Nursery Rhymes -- monkey, horse and cart, butcher

Nursery Rhymes -- monkey, horse and cart, butcher
Nursery Rhymes -- three illustrations, showing a monkey falling from a tree, a horse pulling a cart full of sacks, and a butcher who has cut his hand on a knife. early 20th century

Background imageHand Collection: Liberty silk shawl

Liberty silk shawl
Silk shawl hand printed at Liberty & Cos own works at Merton Abbey. Reproduction of an old Indian design, 56 inches square, including fringe, costing 2, 17 shillings and sixpence. 20th century

Background imageHand Collection: Mr Fitzpatrick Kights balloon flight

Mr Fitzpatrick Kights balloon flight
A hand-painted drawing showing a man standing in the gondola of a balloon waving umbrellas. A handwritten note reads: Mr Fitzpatrick Kights Ascension bought in a native bazaar, Calcutta April 1853

Background imageHand Collection: Pencil sketch of two girls with a toddler

Pencil sketch of two girls with a toddler
Pencil sketch of two girls helping a toddler to walk. 1920s

Background imageHand Collection: Market trader, Calangute, Goa, India

Market trader, Calangute, Goa, India
A market trader in Calangute, Goa, India, surrounded by produce. Date: 1992

Background imageHand Collection: Basket maker in Goa, India

Basket maker in Goa, India
A man making baskets in Goa, India. Date: 1992

Background imageHand Collection: Little girl and robin by Muriel Dawson

Little girl and robin by Muriel Dawson
A little girl offering some crumbs to a robin on a cold day, by Muriel Dawson. 1920s

Background imageHand Collection: Washing a rag book

Washing a rag book
Hand-washing a rag book. From a catalogue of Deans Rag Books Date: circa 1930

Background imageHand Collection: Young couple on bicycles

Young couple on bicycles
A Helping Hand. From a postcard published by CW Faulkner Date: 1903

Background imageHand Collection: Pencil sketch of little boy paddling

Pencil sketch of little boy paddling
Pencil sketch of a little boy paddling, holding his mothers hand. 1920s

Background imageHand Collection: Open Air Holidays Abroad, with Cooks

Open Air Holidays Abroad, with Cooks
Cover illustration for Open Air Holidays Abroad, Walking, Canoeing and Cycling, with Cooks. Showing a woman with a walking stick standing in a field of daisies waving her hand, with mountains

Background imageHand Collection: Poster design for Encre L Marquet (ink)

Poster design for Encre L Marquet (ink)
Poster design for Encre L Marquet, the best of all the inks, showing a woman with flowing red hair, a quill pen and blank paper in her hands, and ink pot on the table, and a harp at her feet. 1892

Background imageHand Collection: Advertisement for Robert Piguet perfumes, Paris

Advertisement for Robert Piguet perfumes, Paris -- Bandit, Visa and Baghari. Featuring an abstract style yellow hand with perfume bottles in white, red and blue, all on a black background. 1948

Background imageHand Collection: Poster requesting Rags for salvage

Poster requesting Rags for salvage
Poster: request for Rags for salvage. Rags are needed to make engine wipers, blankets, uniforms, overcoats, gun wadding, charts, roofing felt, maps, etc

Background imageHand Collection: Advertisement for Pate Agnel hand cream

Advertisement for Pate Agnel hand cream, for perfect skin and beautiful hands. Featuring a nude woman using the cream in her bathroom. early 20th century

Background imageHand Collection: French wartime poster, spanner in the works

French wartime poster, spanner in the works
French wartime poster for allied fighters, saying that your compatriots in occupied countries are fighting too. Showing a hand literally putting a spanner in the works of the Nazi war machine. 1940s

Background imageHand Collection: Poster, Keep Broken Glass off the Roads

Poster, Keep Broken Glass off the Roads, it ruins tyres. circa 1940s

Background imageHand Collection: Pierrot & pierette in red

Pierrot & pierette in red
Pierrot kisses the hand of pierrette on a balcony. Date: 1902

Background imageHand Collection: Close-up of ballroom dancing couple - Royal Albert Hall

Close-up of ballroom dancing couple - Royal Albert Hall
Close-up of a ballroom dancing couple in action on the dance floor. The Royal Albert Hall, London - The International Open Ballroom Championships. 2004

Background imageHand Collection: Out of Doors -- children at home with mother

Out of Doors -- children at home with mother
Out of Doors -- two children at home with their mother. The boy seems to be getting into mischief -- a sure sign that he would be better out of doors. 19th century

Background imageHand Collection: Anon. Warne alphabet 1875. GHI

Anon. Warne alphabet 1875. GHI
Page from a 19th century alphabet book with G for girls, H for hand and I for Inn. Date: 1875

Background imageHand Collection: Advertisement for champagne

Advertisement for champagne, sourire de la France (smile of France), showing an elegant woman in evening dress and long gloves, with a golden coloured glass of champagne in her hand. 20th century

Background imageHand Collection: Painting student at Leeds School of Art

Painting student at Leeds School of Art
A painting student at Leeds School of Art (now Leeds College of Art) sits contemplating her canvas, wondering what to do next. Date: 1957

Background imageHand Collection: Holidays in Italy, Thomas Cook and Dean & Dawson

Holidays in Italy, Thomas Cook and Dean & Dawson
Cover illustration for Holidays in Italy, with Thomas Cook & Son and Dean & Dawson Ltd, showing a wine bottle, and a dish of spaghetti with a hand twirling some of the spaghetti around a fork

Background imageHand Collection: David Wright woman in cream coloured coat

David Wright woman in cream coloured coat
Elegant woman with blonde hair, wearing a tight-waisted cream coloured coat. She is checking her lipstick in a hand-held mirror

Background imageHand Collection: New Banting Bed for Reducing the Figure

New Banting Bed for Reducing the Figure
The New Banting Bed for Reducing the Figure. Cartoon by William Heath Robinson. Date: circa 1940

Background imageHand Collection: David Wright woman with cigarette

David Wright woman with cigarette
Elegant woman standing at her bedroom window with a cigarette in her hand. She is in her underwear, and her hair is tied up in a red scarf

Background imageHand Collection: Young couple in proposal scene

Young couple in proposal scene
A young couple in a proposal scene -- he is on one knee, kissing her hand, while she looks shyly away. circa early 20th century

Background imageHand Collection: Little girl blowing up balloons

Little girl blowing up balloons
A little girl uses a hand pump to blow up balloons, probably for her fifth birthday party. Date: 1971

Background imageHand Collection: Magician turns a ball of wool into an orange

Magician turns a ball of wool into an orange
A magician turns a ball of wool into an orange, to the amazement of two children. 20th century

Background imageHand Collection: A Helping Hand -- boy, girl and dog on the ice

A Helping Hand -- boy, girl and dog on the ice
A Helping Hand -- a boy in a sailor suit supports a girl in a red coat as they skate on the ice, while her pet dog runs alongside. late 19th century

Background imageHand Collection: Statue of St Peter, Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano

Statue of St Peter, Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano
Statue of St Peter in the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano (Basilica of St John Lateran) in Rome, Italy. This cathedral is the official ecclesiastical seat of the Bishop of Rome, ie the Pope




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