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Tweed Collection

Background imageTweed Collection: Two men in grey jackets

Two men in grey jackets striking a casual pose. 1980s

Background imageTweed Collection: Advertisement for Cuir de Russie perfume by Chanel

Advertisement for Cuir de Russie perfume by Chanel
Advertisement for Cuir de Russie (Russian Leather) perfume by Chanel, a fragrance launched in the 1920s. Showing two women enjoying a country walk, wearing clothes by Bergdorf Goodman. 1930s

Background imageTweed Collection: Man at work in Harris Tweed mill

Man at work in Harris Tweed mill
Man at work in a Harris Tweed mill. Date: 1920s

Background imageTweed Collection: BP employee opening the flow valves

BP employee opening the flow valves
A British Petroleum employee opens the flow valves of an oil plant in the Middle East (likely to have been in Iraq or Iran). Date: circa 1925

Background imageTweed Collection: Mr Balfour on visit to captured village, Western Front, WW1

Mr Balfour on visit to captured village, Western Front, WW1
Arthur James Balfour on a visit to a captured village on the Western Front during World War One. He served as British Foreign Secretary from 1916 to 1919. circa 1916

Background imageTweed Collection: Two women with smoking brazier, Isle of Harris, Scotland

Two women with smoking brazier, Isle of Harris, Scotland
Two women with a smoking brazier in a rural landscape on the Isle of Harris, Scotland. 1920s

Background imageTweed Collection: Woman with spinning wheel, Isle of Harris, Scotland

Woman with spinning wheel, Isle of Harris, Scotland
On the Isle of Harris, Scotland, a woman uses an elegant old spinning wheel to make Harris tweed, while her dog sleeps beside her. 1920s

Background imageTweed Collection: Couple with terrier puppy, Newquay, Cornwall

Couple with terrier puppy, Newquay, Cornwall
Couple with a terrier puppy on the beach at Newquay, Cornwall. 1934

Background imageTweed Collection: Three people with tree branch

Three people with tree branch
Three people -- two men and a woman -- posing for their photo with a tree branch

Background imageTweed Collection: Photographer with two cameras

Photographer with two cameras

Background imageTweed Collection: Family on holiday in their beach hut

Family on holiday in their beach hut

Background imageTweed Collection: Man in a bath chair

Man in a bath chair
An elderly man in a bath chair at his front door, with a young man about to take him for an outing

Background imageTweed Collection: Woman focusing on something

Woman focusing on something
A woman kneeling on the ground, focusing on something. She is either trying to light a fire, or lining up a camera shot

Background imageTweed Collection: Smart man in a tweed suit

Smart man in a tweed suit
Magazine advertisement. Date: 1925

Background imageTweed Collection: Smart man in a tweed overcoat

Smart man in a tweed overcoat
Magazine advertisement. Date: 1925

Background imageTweed Collection: Director and actors rehearsing The Hole

Director and actors rehearsing The Hole
The theatre director William (Bill) Gaskill (born 1930) rehearsing The Hole, an absurdist play by N F Simpson, with two actresses. Date: 1958

Background imageTweed Collection: Shooting with gun dogs

Shooting with gun dogs
Two hunters with shotguns stand awaiting the arrival of flying game. Both are wearing traditional hunting garb of tweed and flat caps and are accompanied by their gun dogs

Background imageTweed Collection: Filling traditional horse collar rings

Filling traditional horse collar rings
A craftsman fills collar bodies and collar rings with straw on a farm, as a collie dog watches on and an associate holds other items of the horses tack. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith Date: circa 1980

Background imageTweed Collection: Chaffeaur-driven tourer and passengers

Chaffeaur-driven tourer and passengers
A party of country gentry and a half-open-roof tourer with a chaffeur Date: 1910s

Background imageTweed Collection: Hillman 10 Saloon

Hillman 10 Saloon

Background imageTweed Collection: Pouring Tea at the Wi

Pouring Tea at the Wi
Many cups of tea are poured for the ladies at the Womens Institute. Date: 1961

Background imageTweed Collection: Harris Tweed

Harris Tweed

Background imageTweed Collection: Spinning, Harris

Spinning, Harris
On the island of Harris, a woman uses an elegant old wheel to spin for Harris tweed, while her dog sleeps beside her Date: 1920s

Background imageTweed Collection: Dryden / Fashion / 323

Dryden / Fashion / 323
A woman in a fitted tweed coat wears her hat at an angle Date: circa 1930



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