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"From Scottish Bagpipers to Argentine Tango: A Journey through Time and Attire" Step into the world as we explore various historical moments and cultural traditions

Background imageAttire Collection: 1930S Snooker Game

1930S Snooker Game
A snooker player prepares to play a shot as his partner looks on. Their smart attire reflects the gentlemanly traditions of the game

Background imageAttire Collection: A Scottish Piper wearing McInnes Tartan

A Scottish Piper wearing McInnes Tartan Date: 1906

Background imageAttire Collection: Napoleon in the Battle of Waterloo, 1815. The

Napoleon in the Battle of Waterloo, 1815. The French, English and Prussian armies were defeated, which implied the fall of the emperor. Drawing

Background imageAttire Collection: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Bandsman, Piper and Drummer of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Date: circa 1908

Background imageAttire Collection: Japan - Geisha - See no evil, Hear no evil, speak no evil

Japan - Geisha - See no evil, Hear no evil, speak no evil
Japan - Three Geisha girls - miming the phrase See no evil, Hear no evil, speak no evil. Date: circa 1904

Background imageAttire Collection: Scenes of Mestizaje. Circa 1750. Casta paintings

Scenes of Mestizaje. Circa 1750. Casta paintings
" Scenes of " Mestizaje". Circa 1750. Casta paintings by Luis de Mena. Colonial baroque. Oil on canvas. SPAIN. Madrid. Americas Museum."

Background imageAttire Collection: Tango. Watercolor by Marcel Vertes (1895-1961) published

Tango. Watercolor by Marcel Vertes (1895-1961) published in l Illustration on November 26, 1925. Watercolour

Background imageAttire Collection: Railway Sleeper - Melton Mowbray Station

Railway Sleeper - Melton Mowbray Station
The Railway Sleeper series - A snoozing Hunstman taking a nap with his foxhound at Melton Mowbray Station! Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageAttire Collection: Albanian King Zog I

Albanian King Zog I
The Albanian King Zog I (1895-1961) - previously Ahmed Zog - initially Prime Minister from 1923 to 1924, then President from January 1925 until 1928 (as depicted here) and on September 1st

Background imageAttire Collection: Capture The Moment. Artist: Sorolla y Bastida, Joaquin (1863-1923)

Capture The Moment. Artist: Sorolla y Bastida, Joaquin (1863-1923)
Capture The Moment. Found in the collection of Museo Sorolla, Madrid

Background imageAttire Collection: Persian Manuscript, 1650. Court of a Safavid dynasty

Persian Manuscript, 1650. Court of a Safavid dynasty prince. Persian art. Safavid period. Miniature Painting. EGYPT. CAIRO. Cairo. Museum of Islamic Arts

Background imageAttire Collection: Tango, 1912. Dance originating in Argentina that

Tango, 1912. Dance originating in Argentina that was introduced in Europe after World War I

Background imageAttire Collection: Japan - Geisha Girl bows to a samurai warrior - New Year

Japan - Geisha Girl bows to a samurai warrior - New Year Ceremony Date: circa 1910s

Background imageAttire Collection: Lady golfer looking down the fairway for her drive

Lady golfer looking down the fairway for her drive, which appears to have travelled a decent distance. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageAttire Collection: Sioux Indian Chief - Hollow Horn Bear

Sioux Indian Chief - Hollow Horn Bear (18501913) - a BruleIakota leader during the Indian Wars on the Great Plains of the United States. Date: 1906

Background imageAttire Collection: Kuwait - The Women Folk

Kuwait - The Women Folk - the taker of this shot writes: " Note the anklets they wear and the amount of clothing despite the shade temperature being about 98 degrees". Date: 1933

Background imageAttire Collection: Pavlova, Anna (1882-1931). Russian classical

Pavlova, Anna (1882-1931). Russian classical dancer. Poster of the Russian Ballets

Background imageAttire Collection: Norwegian Types (5 / 5) - Young Norwegian wife

Norwegian Types (5 / 5) - Young Norwegian wife
A Young Norwegian wife in traditional national costume Date: circa 1910s

Background imageAttire Collection: In the Stalls at the Empire Theatre, 1894

In the Stalls at the Empire Theatre, 1894
Engraving showing three theatre-goers heading for their seats, in the stalls, at the Empire Theatre, 1894. All these people are depicted wearing formal, evening attire for their trip to the theatre

Background imageAttire Collection: Huntsman with Cigar

Huntsman with Cigar
Hughie A huntsman in traditional attire smokes a large cigar

Background imageAttire Collection: Eve Adamised 1927

Eve Adamised 1927
Eve Adamised : new woman in a liberated age dons male attire of suit & tie with hair in an Eton crop, but signals her gender with make-up, earings & a cigarette holder

Background imageAttire Collection: The Crossword Craze / 1920

The Crossword Craze / 1920
A dashing couple display the growing crossword craze with their checked attire and similarly squared-off small dog!

Background imageAttire Collection: Sporty Lacrosse Girl

Sporty Lacrosse Girl - The Sporting Girl - " The Fellows like the girl of sport, shes such a jolly, chummy sort." Date: circa 1910s

Background imageAttire Collection: Mary (1542-1587). Queen of Scotland (1542-1567)

Mary (1542-1587). Queen of Scotland (1542-1567)

Background imageAttire Collection: Britannia and Eve magazine, November 1939

Britannia and Eve magazine, November 1939
Front cover illustration featuring a 1930s lady decked out in the finest equestrian attire, complete with top hat, tails and whip

Background imageAttire Collection: Guglielmo Marconi

Guglielmo Marconi
GUGLIELMO MARCONI Italian physicist and inventor in yachting attire and with communications apparatus

Background imageAttire Collection: Client: John Craig - Model: Pattie Boyd

Client: John Craig - Model: Pattie Boyd
Client: John Craig - Dark cotton blouse with lace collar and cuffs - Model: Pattie Boyd - Shoot: January 12, 1965 (2/2) Date: 1965

Background imageAttire Collection: Client: John Craig - Printed blouse - Model: Pattie Boyd

Client: John Craig - Printed blouse - Model: Pattie Boyd - Shoot on October 13, 1964 Date: 1964

Background imageAttire Collection: NOSTRADAMUS, Michel de Notre Dame (1503-1566). French

NOSTRADAMUS, Michel de Notre Dame (1503-1566). French physician and astrologer, author of book of predictions Astrological Centuries (1555). Illustration in card of 18th century. Drawing

Background imageAttire Collection: De l utilite de la crinoline pour frauder l octroi (On the usefulness of the

De l utilite de la crinoline pour frauder l octroi (On the usefulness of the crinoline to smugglers), 1857. Private Collection

Background imageAttire Collection: The most beautiful woman in Paris (La plus belle femme de Paris), 1883-1885

The most beautiful woman in Paris (La plus belle femme de Paris), 1883-1885. Found in the Collection of Musee d art et d histoire, Genf

Background imageAttire Collection: An Elegant Soiree

An Elegant Soiree, . Private Collection

Background imageAttire Collection: After the Bath. Artist: Sorolla y Bastida, Joaquin (1863-1923)

After the Bath. Artist: Sorolla y Bastida, Joaquin (1863-1923)
After the Bath. Found in the collection of Museo Sorolla, Madrid

Background imageAttire Collection: MURASAKI SHIKIBU (c. 978 - c. 1014). Japanese writer

MURASAKI SHIKIBU (c. 978 - c. 1014). Japanese writer
MURASAKI SHIKIBU (c. 978 - c.1014). Japanese writer. Illustration of a court lady of the Heian period. Illustration of Genji Monogatari (The Tale of Genji), which chronicles the life of Prince Genji

Background imageAttire Collection: Young man in a suit and without shirt lying on a couch

Young man in a suit and without shirt lying on a couch

Background imageAttire Collection: Young man in a suit and without shirt kneeling on a couch

Young man in a suit and without shirt kneeling on a couch

Background imageAttire Collection: Young man in underwear with headphones in colorful light

Young man in underwear with headphones in colorful light

Background imageAttire Collection: Ramon Berenguer II. Count of Barcelona (1076-1082)

Ramon Berenguer II. Count of Barcelona (1076-1082). Painting. SPAIN. Barcelona. Montjuic Castle Military Museum

Background imageAttire Collection: NATIVE AMERICAN CHIEFS. Six tribal chiefs, in ceremonial attire

NATIVE AMERICAN CHIEFS. Six tribal chiefs, in ceremonial attire. Left to right: Little Plume (Piegan), Buckskin Charley (Ute), Geronimo (Chiricahua Apache), Quanah Parker (Comanche)

Background imageAttire Collection: Comic postcard, Scotsman with whisky barrel bagpipes

Comic postcard, Scotsman with whisky barrel bagpipes. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageAttire Collection: Three men in traditional Greek Costume - Athens, Greece

Three men in traditional Greek Costume - Athens, Greece. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageAttire Collection: SOROLLA, Joaqu�(1863-1923). Maria at the beach

SOROLLA, Joaqu�(1863-1923). Maria at the beach
SOROLLA, Joaqu� (1863-1923). Maria at the beach, Biarritz. 1905. Impressionism. Oil on canvas. SPAIN. MADRID (AUTONOMOUS COMMUNITY). Madrid. Sorolla Museum

Background imageAttire Collection: Romanian Women - Traditional costume

Romanian Women - Traditional costume
A pair of Romanian women, in traditional National costume. A particularly fine example of the highly-decorative embroidery emplyed to decorate the skirts

Background imageAttire Collection: Young man in white shirt and blue jeans jumping

Young man in white shirt and blue jeans jumping

Background imageAttire Collection: Man with a naked torso wearing long underwear in a horse barn sitting on bales of hay

Man with a naked torso wearing long underwear in a horse barn sitting on bales of hay

Background imageAttire Collection: Young man wearing an open plaid shirt in a backyard

Young man wearing an open plaid shirt in a backyard

Background imageAttire Collection: Advertisement for Charles Baker & Co.s Store

Advertisement for Charles Baker & Co.s Stores Ltd. - Gentlemen & Boys high-class clothing & outfitting - " Opened to keep pace with the Civil Service Stores" circa 1890s

Background imageAttire Collection: Australian Ladies Pipe Band - World Tour

Australian Ladies Pipe Band - World Tour - souvenir of the visit of the band under Drum-Major William Darwin F.R.G.S. and Pipe-Major Jessie Young



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"From Scottish Bagpipers to Argentine Tango: A Journey through Time and Attire" Step into the world as we explore various historical moments and cultural traditions. First, we encounter a Scottish Piper proudly donning the McInnes Tartan, representing his heritage with every note he plays. Moving on, we find ourselves amidst Napoleon's army in the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. The soldiers' uniforms speak volumes about their allegiance and determination. Traveling further back in time, we immerse ourselves in the passionate embrace of Tango dancers from 1912 Argentina. This dance form originated there and has since captivated hearts worldwide with its fiery moves. Next, let us admire the impeccable uniforms of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, showcasing their bravery and honor as they protect Scotland's rich history. Stepping into artistry, scenes from Mestizaje paintings circa 1750 depict a fusion of cultures that shaped Latin America's identity. These vibrant images portray individuals adorned in diverse attires reflecting their mixed heritage. Transporting ourselves to a snooker game from the 1930s takes us to an era where gentlemen showcased both skill and style while enjoying this popular sport. Marcel Vertes' watercolor painting captures the essence of Tango beautifully - two figures entwined in an elegant dance that transcends time and borders. Venturing eastward to Japan, Geishas elegantly embody tradition while reminding us not to overlook life's evils - see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil - all portrayed through their exquisite attire. Capture The Moment by Sorolla y Bastida brings forth a scene frozen in time; it showcases how clothing can tell stories beyond words—a testament to our shared human experiences across generations. A Persian Manuscript court illustration from 1650 reveals intricate garments worn during Safavid dynasty rule—each thread woven with craftsmanship befitting royalty.