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Gloves Collection

"Gloves: A Timeless Symbol of Strength, Elegance, and Resilience" From the boxing ring to high-end fashion stores

Background imageGloves Collection: Lady Outside Gucci Shop

Lady Outside Gucci Shop
A smartly-dressed lady in turban, pearls and gloves, leaves the Gucci shop in Bond Street to step into her waiting Rolls Royce parked outside

Background imageGloves Collection: SUGAR RAY ROBINSON (1921-1989). Robinson (right) during the seventh round of a fight

SUGAR RAY ROBINSON (1921-1989). Robinson (right) during the seventh round of a fight
SUGAR RAY ROBINSON (1921-1989). Walker Smith, Jr. Robinson (right) during the seventh round of a fight against Carmen Basilio, 1957

Background imageGloves Collection: Woman with the Umbrella, 1900. Artist: Aristide Maillol

Woman with the Umbrella, 1900. Artist: Aristide Maillol
Woman with the Umbrella, 1900. Aristide Maillol was a French Catalan Art Nouveau and Nabi sculptor and painter. Museum d Orsay, Paris, France

Background imageGloves Collection: Silver Cross advertisement

Silver Cross advertisement
Advertisement for Silver Cross prams (or baby coaches), featuring an immaculately turned out young 1950s mother wearing an off the shoulder pink dress with pearls, heels and long yellow gloves

Background imageGloves Collection: LEEs SURRENDER 1865. Peace in Union. The surrender of General Lee to General Grant at Appomattox

LEEs SURRENDER 1865. Peace in Union. The surrender of General Lee to General Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, 9 April 1865. Reproduction of a painting by Thomas Nast

Background imageGloves Collection: British Boxer Freddie Mills - signed postcard from 1941

British Boxer Freddie Mills - signed postcard from 1941
Frederick Percival ( Freddie ) Mills (1919-1965) - English boxer, and the world light heavyweight champion from 1948 to 1950

Background imageGloves Collection: WW2 recruitment poster, Join the Wrens

WW2 recruitment poster, Join the Wrens (Womens Royal Naval Service) and free a man for the Fleet. Printed for HMSO. Date: circa 1940

Background imageGloves Collection: Poster advertising Linherr Vermouth

Poster advertising Linherr Vermouth, showing an elegant woman sipping from a glass. circa 1950s

Background imageGloves Collection: Bystander cover 1929 - In Training - Boxing woman

Bystander cover 1929 - In Training - Boxing woman
A woman in a fetching sporty outfit of silky shorts and stockings takes out her frustrations on a punch bag dressed up as a man. Date: 1929

Background imageGloves Collection: Alice in Wonderland, Alice in the White Rabbits house

Alice in Wonderland, Alice in the White Rabbits house. Date: early 20th century

Background imageGloves Collection: Poster for Blackpool Ice Drome

Poster for Blackpool Ice Drome
A poster advertising the Ice Drome ice rink at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Background imageGloves Collection: U. S. Marine Corps Drum and Bugle Corps performing

U. S. Marine Corps Drum and Bugle Corps performing
February 27, 2007 - U.S. Marine Corps Drum and Bugle Corps perform during the Marine Corps Battle Color Ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona

Background imageGloves 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 imageGloves Collection: Merle Oberon in Harold Youngs The Scarlet Pimpernel (1935)

Merle Oberon in Harold Youngs The Scarlet Pimpernel (1935)

Background imageGloves Collection: Boxing for Ladies 1886

Boxing for Ladies 1886
The modern girl taught to prefer a bout with the gloves to a scratch with her finger nails

Background imageGloves Collection: Women outdoors 1881

Women outdoors 1881
Two women in walking dresses at the seaside. 1881

Background imageGloves Collection: Ride-a-cock-horse to Banbury Cross

Ride-a-cock-horse to Banbury Cross to see a fine lady ride on a white horse... 20th century

Background imageGloves Collection: BMW R1200RT Germany

BMW R1200RT Germany

Background imageGloves Collection: First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY)

First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY)
A woman cyclist first aid scout of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY), riding along in her distinctive uniform. The FANY was created in 1907 as a first aid link between front-line fighting units

Background imageGloves Collection: Joe Beckett, British heavyweight boxing champion

Joe Beckett, British heavyweight boxing champion
Joe Beckett (1892-1965), Heavyweight Boxing Champion of Great Britain, in action

Background imageGloves Collection: Victor Stiebel / Dress

Victor Stiebel / Dress
A design by Victor Stiebel: fine, crystal pleating is used for the full stiffened skirt of this printed paper shantung reception dress. The skirt has a ruffled organza petticoat

Background imageGloves Collection: Lady Golfers Outfit

Lady Golfers Outfit
What every lady golfer should have worn in 1924: an outfit designed by Madeleine Vionnet

Background imageGloves Collection: Sport / Cricket / W G Grace

Sport / Cricket / W G Grace
W G Grace, ready to receive the ball

Background imageGloves Collection: American boxer. Gene Tunney down for the famous long count in the championship bout with Dempsey

American boxer. Gene Tunney down for the famous long count in the championship bout with Dempsey at Soldier Field
JACK DEMPSEY (1895-1983). American boxer. Gene Tunney down for the famous long count in the championship bout with Dempsey at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois, 22 September 1927

Background imageGloves Collection: Frontispiece to The Art of Archerie, 1634 (engraving)

Frontispiece to The Art of Archerie, 1634 (engraving)
XJF3058189 Frontispiece to The Art of Archerie, 1634 (engraving) by English School, (17th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageGloves Collection: Oscar Battling Nelson. Danish-American pugilist. American lightweight champion for 1908-10

Oscar Battling Nelson. Danish-American pugilist. American lightweight champion for 1908-10, at practice in 1920
BOXING: BAT NELSON, 1920. Oscar Battling Nelson. Danish-American pugilist. American lightweight champion for 1908-10, at practice in 1920

Background imageGloves Collection: Silhouette of a doctor

Silhouette of a doctor who has interrupted his rounds for a glass of beer. An advertisement for Worthington beer

Background imageGloves Collection: GROVER CLEVELAND ALEXANDER (1887-1950). American baseball pitcher

GROVER CLEVELAND ALEXANDER (1887-1950). American baseball pitcher. Photographed while with the Philadelphia Phillies, early 20th century

Background imageGloves Collection: Boxing / Jack Broughton

Boxing / Jack Broughton
English boxer; third heavyweight champion of England (? - 1750); operated a boxing school and arena, London (1742-89); invented boxing rules and gloves

Background imageGloves Collection: 1991 Canadian GP

1991 Canadian GP
CIRCUIT GILLES-VILLENEUVE, CANADA - JUNE 02: Ayrton Senna, McLaren MP4-6 Honda, checks lap times on a monitor, alongside engineer James Robinson during the Canadian GP at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve

Background imageGloves Collection: 2009 German GP

2009 German GP
NuRBURGRING, GERMANY - JULY 12: Lewis Hamilton during the German GP at Nurburgring on July 12, 2009 in Nurburgring, Germany. (Photo by Rainer Schlegelmilch)

Background imageGloves Collection: Austrian soldiers in uniform, WW1

Austrian soldiers in uniform, WW1
A selection of five Austro-Hungarian artillery soldiers and officers in uniform during the First World War. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageGloves Collection: Dorothy Levitt, the Fastest Girl on Earth (w / c on paper)

Dorothy Levitt, the Fastest Girl on Earth (w / c on paper)
2601994 Dorothy Levitt, the Fastest Girl on Earth (w/c on paper) by Ball, Frederick Hammersley (1853-1939); Private Collection; (add.info.: Commissioned for Tatler Magazine)

Background imageGloves Collection: Princess Elizabeth riding as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards

Princess Elizabeth riding as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards
Princess Elizabeth (1926-2022) (later Queen Elizabeth II) riding in the uniform of Colonel of the Grenadier Guards - pictured outside Buckingham Palace. Preparing to hold the reins of power

Background imageGloves Collection: The Lady with the Veil, 1768, by Alexander Roslin

The Lady with the Veil, 1768, by Alexander Roslin
Alexander Roslin (1718-1793). Swedish painter. The Lady with the Veil, 1768. National Museum. Stockholm. Sweden

Background imageGloves Collection: 2nd Regiment of Life Guards

2nd Regiment of Life Guards
A group of 2nd Regiment of Life Guards, was a cavalry regiment in the British Army, part of the Household Cavalry. Date: 1894

Background imageGloves Collection: Poster, Nil Simile, The Ladys Shoe

Poster, Nil Simile, The Ladys Shoe, sold by W F Heddon, Bridge Street, Carmarthen, Wales. Date: circa 1920

Background imageGloves Collection: Men in Ulster coats from the 1920s

Men in Ulster coats from the 1920s.. Men in double-breasted Ulster coats, with hats, gloves, canes and spats, in a snow scene

Background imageGloves Collection: 1994 Canadian GP

1994 Canadian GP
CIRCUIT GILLES-VILLENEUVE, CANADA - JUNE 12: Johnny Herbert during the Canadian GP at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve on June 12, 1994 in Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, Canada. (Photo by Rainer Schlegelmilch)

Background imageGloves Collection: 2005 Spanish GP

2005 Spanish GP
CIRCUIT DE BARCELONA-CATALUNYA, SPAIN - MAY 08: Fernando Alonsos helmet during the Spanish GP at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on May 08, 2005 in Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Spain

Background imageGloves Collection: ARROW SHIRT COLLAR AD, 1912. American advertisement by J. C. Leyendecker for Arrow shirt collars

ARROW SHIRT COLLAR AD, 1912. American advertisement by J. C. Leyendecker for Arrow shirt collars
ARROW SHIRT COLLAR AD, 1912. American advertisement by J.C. Leyendecker for Arrow shirt collars, 1912

Background imageGloves Collection: Tatler cover photoshoot

Tatler cover photoshoot focusing on sunglasses. A variant shot from this particular photoshoot was used for the cover of The Tatler issue for 4 November 1959. 1959

Background imageGloves Collection: Advertisement for Facel Vega car

Advertisement for Facel Vega car with female model (Helen Connor). 1959

Background imageGloves Collection: Roosevelt / Mckinley Cartoon

Roosevelt / Mckinley Cartoon
ROOSEVELT/McKINLEY CARTOON. Presumptive vice-presidential candidate (and former Rough Rider) Theodore Roosevelt shown as the dominant figure in a McKinley-Roosevelt administration

Background imageGloves Collection: Plague doctor, France, 18th century

Plague doctor, France, 18th century
Plague doctor. Artwork of the clothing used by doctors during plague outbreaks. This design, though in use much earlier, is from The Great Plague of Marseilles, France, in 1720

Background imageGloves Collection: RENOIR: TOWN DANCE, 1883. The Town Dance. Oil on canvas, 1883, by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

RENOIR: TOWN DANCE, 1883. The Town Dance. Oil on canvas, 1883, by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Background imageGloves Collection: Robert Falcon Scott - at the Antarctic

Robert Falcon Scott - at the Antarctic
Scott of the Antarctic. Captain Robert Falcon Scott (1868 - 1912) - who lost his life in an ill-fated race to be the first person to reach the South Pole

Background imageGloves Collection: A group of three transvestites

A group of three transvestites
Three transvestite ladies in suits and smart hats stand arm-in-arm



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"Gloves: A Timeless Symbol of Strength, Elegance, and Resilience" From the boxing ring to high-end fashion stores, they have always held a significant place in our history and culture. Just like Sugar Ray Robinson's fierce determination during the seventh round of a fight, gloves represent power and tenacity. Outside a Gucci shop, a lady dons her luxurious gloves with grace and sophistication, epitomizing elegance at its finest. Much like Alice in Wonderland exploring the White Rabbit's house they can transport us into magical realms where imagination knows no bounds. In 1929, amidst societal norms being challenged, a bystander captures an image of a trailblazing boxing woman training hard while wearing her gloves. These powerful symbols remind us that gender should never limit one's ambitions or abilities. The surrender of General Lee to General Grant at Appomattox Court House in 1865 marked the end of an era filled with conflict. As depicted by Thomas Nast's painting reproduction titled "Lee's Surrender, " gloves symbolize peace and unity after tumultuous times. A Silver Cross advertisement showcases how even motherhood embraces the protective nature when caring for their little ones. Gloves become synonymous with love and nurturing as they shield precious lives from harm. British boxer Freddie Mills' signed postcard from 1941 reminds us that behind every champion lies dedication and countless hours spent perfecting their craft while wearing their trusted pair of gloves. During Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip's visit to Australia in 1954, they were greeted by enthusiastic crowds waving their gloved hands as a sign of respect towards royalty. Gloves signify tradition and formality within society. An advertisement promoting Linherr Vermouth portrays glamourous parties where guests hold glasses adorned with elegant white-gloved hands—a testament to refinement associated with this timeless accessory. On golf courses worldwide, ladies survey fairways before taking their drive, their gloves symbolizing precision and focus.