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"Unveiling the Silent Stars: A Captivating Journey into the World of Dummies" Step into a dressmaker's workshop

Background imageDummy Collection: Archie Andrews, Peter Brough and Vera Lynn

Archie Andrews, Peter Brough and Vera Lynn
Forces Sweetheart Vera Lynn at the BBC, recording with Peter Brough and famous ventriloquist dummy, Archie Andrews, 1944. Lynn had only just returned from a tour of India

Background imageDummy Collection: Dressmakers workshop

Dressmakers workshop
Staff in the workroom of a dressmaker or outfitter. Clothes in various stages of completion are on dummies. The employees (all female apart from a solitary man with a tape measure around his neck)

Background imageDummy Collection: Ventriloquist, E Bergen

Ventriloquist, E Bergen
Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, his ventriloquists dummy

Background imageDummy Collection: Living Room, Sherlock Holmes Exhibition, London

Living Room, Sherlock Holmes Exhibition, London
Living Room of 221B Baker Street, part of a Sherlock Holmes Exhibition, London, reconstructed by Michael Weight. A dummy version of the man himself can be seen in the far window. Date: 1951

Background imageDummy Collection: Male dummy showing acupuncture meridians & points

Male dummy showing acupuncture meridians & points
Acupuncture dummy. Front view of a male acupuncture dummy showing meridians and acupuncture points. There are twelve main meridians (coloured lines)

Background imageDummy Collection: Suffragettes Pankhurst and Gawthorpe Rutland 1907

Suffragettes Pankhurst and Gawthorpe Rutland 1907
Christabel Pankhurst and Mary Gawthorpe in the Market Place, Uppingham, holding a meeting during the 1907 Rutland bye-election

Background imageDummy Collection: Advert / Schiaparelli 1938

Advert / Schiaparelli 1938
Schiaparelli " Shocking" - perfume, powder and lipstick

Background imageDummy Collection: Acupuncture model

Acupuncture model. Model of the human body marked with acupuncture points (labelled dots) and meridians (coloured lines). Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese system of medicine

Background imageDummy Collection: Joanna Lumley, actress who stars as Purdey in The New Avengers TV Series

Joanna Lumley, actress who stars as Purdey in The New Avengers TV Series, poses with a likeness of herself, designed by Adele Rootstein

Background imageDummy Collection: Maude Edwards ventriloquist

Maude Edwards ventriloquist
Maude Edwards (1886 - 1976), female ventriloquist, with her puppeteered dummy Nobbler, stable boy seated upon her knee. Date: 1905

Background imageDummy Collection: The Pot-Hunter by George Studdy

The Pot-Hunter by George Studdy
Bonzo here shows what might have been, had his pedigree been equal to his popularity. A cute and contented looking Bonzo the dog sucks on a dummy as he sits among the numerous trophies

Background imageDummy Collection: Wigs in Hairdressers

Wigs in Hairdressers
A blonde curly wig on a dummy with a tiara in a hairdresser s

Background imageDummy Collection: Morecambe & Wise, pictured with a ventriloquist dummy, following a performance at

Morecambe & Wise, pictured with a ventriloquist dummy, following a performance at the Newcastle City Hall. ( Eric Morecambe & Ernie Wise.) 25th June, 1977

Background imageDummy Collection: Victorian satirical cartoon - The modern damsel

Victorian satirical cartoon - The modern damsel
Vintage engraving of a Victorian satirical cartoon. The modern damsel

Background imageDummy Collection: 60S Girl / Window

60S Girl / Window
A blonde model in a striped jacket adjusts her sunglasses in the window of a boutique. Date: 1960s

Background imageDummy Collection: Madame Tussauds waxwork museum

Madame Tussauds waxwork museum in London, wax models of sports people W.G. Grace, W.T. Alden, J.B. Hobbs and Suzanne Lenglen c.1910s

Background imageDummy Collection: Acupuncture model

Acupuncture model. Model of the human body marked with acupuncture points (labelled dots) and meridians (coloured lines). Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese system of medicine

Background imageDummy Collection: Dog - with dummy in mouth

Dog - with dummy in mouth
LA-4262 Dog - with dummy in mouth Jean Michel Labat Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageDummy Collection: Carnaby Street Girl

Carnaby Street Girl
CARNABY STREET A typical Sixties girl in a white mini-skirted outfit and sunglasses, strolling past the " Aristos" shop on a sunny day

Background imageDummy Collection: Wrought iron tubular trussed bridge over the river Wye at Chepstow, c1885. This bridge

Wrought iron tubular trussed bridge over the river Wye at Chepstow, c1885. This bridge, constructed 1849-1852, was an innovative design by Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859)

Background imageDummy Collection: Common courtesy training / W H Robinson

Common courtesy training / W H Robinson
Training a husband in the act of common courtesy, using a dressmakers dummy, a piece of string and a determined wife. A quick jerk of the string and the husbands hat swiftly rearranges itself

Background imageDummy Collection: Labrador - with dummy in mouth

Labrador - with dummy in mouth
LA-3106 Labrador - with dummy in mouth Jean Michel Labat Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageDummy Collection: France: Mondaine evening in a bourgeois house where one of the guests has a mannequin of a woman

France: Mondaine evening in a bourgeois house where one of the guests has a mannequin of a woman on a human scale, 1900
LUX4811737 France: Mondaine evening in a bourgeois house where one of the guests has a mannequin of a woman on a human scale

Background imageDummy Collection: Come along, John! I can show you something better at home! (coloured photo)

Come along, John! I can show you something better at home! (coloured photo)
8656437 Come along, John! I can show you something better at home! (coloured photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: "Come along, John)

Background imageDummy Collection: Police dog being trained, using a dummy, to rescue people from drowning in the Seine, Paris

Police dog being trained, using a dummy, to rescue people from drowning in the Seine, Paris. Engraving, London, 1905
537753 Police dog being trained, using a dummy, to rescue people from drowning in the Seine, Paris. Engraving, London, 1905.; (add.info.: Police dog being trained, using a dummy)

Background imageDummy Collection: The youth looks at a woman here (colour litho)

The youth looks at a woman here (colour litho)
8656609 The youth looks at a woman here (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The youth looks at a woman here. The old man here)

Background imageDummy Collection: Illustration in ' Song illustree', ca. 1840 - The wax cabinet

Illustration in " Song illustree", ca. 1840 - The wax cabinet
ICA4841389 Illustration in " Song illustree", ca. 1840 - The wax cabinet; (add.info.: Illustration in " Song illustree", ca. 1840 - The wax cabinet); Photo © Caricadoc

Background imageDummy Collection: Modesalon / Fashion Salon (colour litho)

Modesalon / Fashion Salon (colour litho)
8666235 Modesalon / Fashion Salon (colour litho) by Christophe (Colomb, Georges) (1856-1945); Private Collection; (add.info.: Modesalon)

Background imageDummy Collection: Education. Children life in the countryside. Sleep time. Engraving 'Munchener Bilderbogen', Germany

Education. Children life in the countryside. Sleep time. Engraving "Munchener Bilderbogen", Germany
3434968 Education. Children life in the countryside. Sleep time. Engraving "Munchener Bilderbogen", Germany, c.1880 (colour engraving); (add.info.: Education. Coll. Part. Education)

Background imageDummy Collection: Peter the Great (1672-1725), Russian tsar (1682-1725), Saardam (Zaandam)

Peter the Great (1672-1725), Russian tsar (1682-1725), Saardam (Zaandam), was introduced to shipbuilding
XEE5032175 Peter the Great (1672-1725), Russian tsar (1682-1725), Saardam (Zaandam), was introduced to shipbuilding; (add.info.: Peter the Great (1672-1725), Russian tsar (1682-1725)

Background imageDummy Collection: Bayonet practice, British training, 16 Aug 1917. Creator: Bain News Service

Bayonet practice, British training, 16 Aug 1917. Creator: Bain News Service
Bayonet practice, British training, 16 Aug 1917 (date created or published later). Soldiers being instructed on the use of the bayonet by charging dummies at Tadworth Camp, England during World War I

Background imageDummy Collection: The three forms of Woman

The three forms of Woman
Olga Mest

Background imageDummy Collection: Le Théâtre français réduit...à se servir... 1858. Creator: Honore Daumier

Le Théâtre français réduit...à se servir... 1858. Creator: Honore Daumier
Le Theatre francais reduit...a se servir... 1858. Le Theatre francais reduit, par suite de la disette des reines de tragedies, a se servir d'une reine-mannequin

Background imageDummy Collection: Mrs. Lansing's Bandbox, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Mrs

Mrs. Lansing's Bandbox, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Mrs
Mrs. Lansing's Bandbox, between 1910 and 1920. Eleanor Foster was the wife of American lawyer and diplomat Robert Lansing

Background imageDummy Collection: There Is No Deception - drawn by Leech, 1850. Creator: Unknown

There Is No Deception - drawn by Leech, 1850. Creator: Unknown
There Is No Deception - drawn by Leech, 1850. Illustration to "Christmas Interiors", an article by the Old Batchelor

Background imageDummy Collection: The Civil War in America: a portion of the abandoned Confederate works and camp at... 1862

The Civil War in America: a portion of the abandoned Confederate works and camp at... 1862. Creator: Unknown
The Civil War in America: a portion of the abandoned Confederate works and camp at Centreville - from a sketch by our special artist, 1862

Background imageDummy Collection: Wooden portrait dummy of Tutankhamun

Wooden portrait dummy of Tutankhamun
Cover of the Illustrated London News, 24th February 1923, featuring a life-size wooden portrait dummy of Tutankhamun believed to have been used for robing purposes

Background imageDummy Collection: Rider performing carousel exercises with lance

Rider performing carousel exercises with lance, sword and pistol, jousting at a ring and a dummy head. Copied from Francois Robichon de La Guerinieres Ecole de Cavalerie, 1730

Background imageDummy Collection: Prince Charles demonstrating resuscitation techniques on an inflatable doll at an

Prince Charles demonstrating resuscitation techniques on an inflatable doll at an ambulance centre in Wellington, New Zealand. 8th February 1994

Background imageDummy Collection: Picture shows the original dress worn by Florence Nightingale

Picture shows the original dress worn by Florence Nightingale, on display at The Nursing Exhibition in 1942, opened by Earnest Brown, Minister of Health

Background imageDummy Collection: Jimmy Greaves with his son Danny and daughter Mitzi. 2nd February 1964

Jimmy Greaves with his son Danny and daughter Mitzi. 2nd February 1964

Background imageDummy Collection: Scenes in Chinatown, Singapore. A truck load of dummies, some completely nude

Scenes in Chinatown, Singapore. A truck load of dummies, some completely nude, jiggle and jerk as the driver makes his way through the traffic in the heat of the morning sun on its way to the fine

Background imageDummy Collection: Mercury spacecraft Friendship 7 at the Science Museum, London, October 1965

Mercury spacecraft Friendship 7 at the Science Museum, London, October 1965. New press conference to announce that astronaut Colonel John Glenn will open a London exhibition next week of the Mercury

Background imageDummy Collection: Two lads with a rather grumpy Guy seen here on the streets of Cardiff 29th October 1979

Two lads with a rather grumpy Guy seen here on the streets of Cardiff 29th October 1979

Background imageDummy Collection: Whos the dummy? Window shopping at Bourne & Hollingsworth Department Store

Whos the dummy? Window shopping at Bourne & Hollingsworth Department Store, Oxford Street, London. 1960

Background imageDummy Collection: Birmingham Vicar, The Rev. Martin Tunnicliffe (38) from all Saints, shard end

Birmingham Vicar, The Rev. Martin Tunnicliffe (38) from all Saints, shard end, used a ventriloquists dummy as a visual aid to put over the Christian Gospel, at his service today

Background imageDummy Collection: 1993 Vauxhall Cavalier crash test. Creator: Unknown

1993 Vauxhall Cavalier crash test. Creator: Unknown
1993 Vauxhall Cavalier crash test

Background imageDummy Collection: Ventriloquist Mr Le-Hurst with his dummy Jimmy - Liverpool

Ventriloquist Mr Le-Hurst with his dummy Jimmy - Liverpool
Touring Ventriloquist Mr W. Le-Hurst with his dummy Jimmy - of 167 Liverpool Road, Islington, London. Found in an advertisement for a performance at the Abergavenny Coliseum in November 1915



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"Unveiling the Silent Stars: A Captivating Journey into the World of Dummies" Step into a dressmaker's workshop, where Archie Andrews stitches intricate designs while his trusty dummy stands tall, awaiting its next transformation. In the realm of ventriloquism, Peter Brough and his beloved companion mesmerize audiences with their uncanny banter, leaving everyone in awe of their seamless act. A male dummy becomes an unexpected canvas as acupuncture meridians and points are delicately illustrated upon its body, revealing the ancient art's secrets to all who dare to explore. Transporting us back to 1907, suffragettes Pankhurst and Gawthorpe Rutland stand proudly alongside their fellow activists, fighting for women's rights amidst a sea of adversity. Schiaparelli's groundbreaking advert from 1938 captures our attention as it showcases avant-garde fashion merging with artistic expression – a true testament to innovation ahead of its time. Enter Sherlock Holmes' living room at the London exhibition; here lies evidence that even dummies can hold clues that unravel mysteries beyond imagination. An acupuncture model takes center stage, offering an educational glimpse into this healing practice that has stood the test of time and continues to captivate minds worldwide. George Studdy's whimsical creation "The Pot-Hunter" brings laughter as we witness mischievous antics between man and dummy in pursuit of buried treasures – a delightful escapade indeed. Morecambe & Wise share a moment with their ventriloquist dummy after yet another unforgettable performance. Laughter echoes through the air as these comedic geniuses leave no heart untouched by joy. Within hairdressers' walls lie wigs waiting patiently for new owners. Each strand tells stories untold – tales woven within locks that transform identities effortlessly throughout history. A Victorian satirical cartoon titled "The Modern Damsel" challenges societal norms through humor and wit.