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Jacket Collection

"Jacket: A Timeless Piece of History and Style" From the rugged Dry Stone Walling to the brave soldiers in WW1 Kitchener Recruiting

Background imageJacket Collection: RNLI lifeboat Arab I at the quay, Padstow, Cornwall. 1883-1900

RNLI lifeboat Arab I at the quay, Padstow, Cornwall. 1883-1900
The lifeboat Arab I under sail off the quay at Padstow with the railway yards in the background. The lifeboat has a full compliment of women

Background imageJacket Collection: The Darley Arabian, c1720, (1922)

The Darley Arabian, c1720, (1922). After John Wootton (c 1682?1764). From British Sporting Artists: From Barlow to Herring, by Walter Shaw Sparrow [John Lane The Bodley Head, Limited, London, 1922]

Background imageJacket Collection: What People Are Wearing - Annika Wills and Anne Nightingale

What People Are Wearing - Annika Wills and Anne Nightingale
On the left: The English actress Annika Wills (better known as Anneke Wills, b. 1941) wearing a Levi jacket and jeans from Sportique and a matching hat belonging to her husband

Background imageJacket Collection: Dry Stone Walling

Dry Stone Walling
Two working class men in flat caps build a dry stone wall together at Galashiel, Selkirkshire, Scotland

Background imageJacket Collection: Ww1 Kitchener Recruiting

Ww1 Kitchener Recruiting
KITCHENER POSTER Recruitment poster featuring Kitchener : " You are the man I want"

Background imageJacket Collection: Playing Table Tennis - Edwardian - Etiquette

Playing Table Tennis - Edwardian - Etiquette
I am not sure whether it is my turn. (to write the postcard or to serve!!) A smart Gentleman makes a courteous enquiry to his glamorous young female table tennis companion. Date: circa 1904

Background imageJacket Collection: Choctaw Indian Princess, Oklahoma, USA

Choctaw Indian Princess, Oklahoma, USA
Choctaw Indian Princess in traditional costume, Oklahoma, USA. Date: 1946

Background imageJacket Collection: Rock and roll dancing couple

Rock and roll dancing couple

Background imageJacket Collection: Fashions for 1954

Fashions for 1954
On the left, a caramel coloured restaurant suit in heavy silk shantung, its melting shoulder line, vertically seamed jacket, slanting pockets " are all allies for your pleasant evening"

Background imageJacket Collection: Comic postcard, Donald McGill self-portrait Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Donald McGill self-portrait Date: 20th century

Background imageJacket Collection: Mods on Scooters

Mods on Scooters

Background imageJacket Collection: 1930S Playsuits

1930S Playsuits
Striped playsuit with shorts with matching 3/4 length coat or a linen suit with trousers & jacket with large patch pockets. A wire-haired fox terrier sits nearby

Background imageJacket Collection: Tecumseh, Native American chief of the Shawnee tribe

Tecumseh, Native American chief of the Shawnee tribe
Tecumseh (Tecumtha, Tekamthi, 1768-1813), Native American Indian chief of the Shawnee tribe. He became the chief spokesman for the Indians of the Ohio Valley

Background imageJacket Collection: General Ulysses S. Grant amid his service during The American Civil War

General Ulysses S. Grant amid his service during The American Civil War

Background imageJacket Collection: Dapper Dachshund

Dapper Dachshund
Dachshund dressed as a man

Background imageJacket Collection: Abraham Lincoln, signed carte-de-visite, 1864 (vignette, mount, gold-ruled border, ink)

Abraham Lincoln, signed carte-de-visite, 1864 (vignette, mount, gold-ruled border, ink)
985820 Abraham Lincoln, signed carte-de-visite, 1864 (vignette, mount, gold-ruled border, ink) by Berger, Anthony (fl.1861-65); 10.1x6.1 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Abraham Lincoln)

Background imageJacket Collection: Portrait - Mary, Queen of Scots, c16th century, (1904). Artists: Unknown, Janet

Portrait - Mary, Queen of Scots, c16th century, (1904). Artists: Unknown, Janet
Portrait - Mary, Queen of Scots, c16th century (1904). Mary, Queen of Scots (8 December 1542 - 8 February 1587), also known as Mary Stuart[3] or Mary I of Scotland

Background imageJacket Collection: The England Test cricket XI at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, 1899. Artist: WA Rouch

The England Test cricket XI at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, 1899. Artist: WA Rouch
The England Test cricket XI at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, 1899. Englands team in WG Graces final Test, against Australia at Trent Bridge

Background imageJacket Collection: VAN GOGH: SELF PORTRAIT. Oil on canvas, Vincent van Gogh, 1889

VAN GOGH: SELF PORTRAIT. Oil on canvas, Vincent van Gogh, 1889

Background imageJacket 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 imageJacket Collection: Ben-Hur, chariot race scene, book by General Lew Wallace

Ben-Hur, chariot race scene, book by General Lew Wallace
Ben-Hur, chariot race scene, jacket design of the book by General Lew Wallace, published by Sears, Roebuck and Co, Chicago, USA. 20th century

Background imageJacket Collection: Terminal Building, Dublin Airport, Republic of Ireland

Terminal Building, Dublin Airport, Republic of Ireland. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageJacket Collection: RNLI lifeboat Arab II at Harlyn Bay, St Merryn, Cornwall. Around 1908

RNLI lifeboat Arab II at Harlyn Bay, St Merryn, Cornwall. Around 1908
The RNLI Lifeboat Arab II being towed across the sands at Harlyn Bay to be launched, followed by a mixed group of men, women and children

Background imageJacket Collection: Yorkshire Cricket, 1892. Artist: Spy

Yorkshire Cricket, 1892. Artist: Spy
Yorkshire Cricket, 1892. A portrait of Lord Hawke. Martin Bladen Hawke, 7th Baron Hawke (1860-1938) captained the Yorkshire County Cricket Club for 28 seasons

Background imageJacket Collection: Louis Wain, Daddy Cat - front cover

Louis Wain, Daddy Cat - front cover. circa 1910s

Background imageJacket Collection: Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton, polar explorer

Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton, polar explorer
Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (1874 - 1922), Anglo-Irish Antarctic explorer. Seen here at the age of 40 in windproof garments

Background imageJacket Collection: Portrait of Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, c1814. Artist: Francisco Goya

Portrait of Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, c1814. Artist: Francisco Goya
Portrait of Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, c1814. Found in the collection of the National Gallery, London

Background imageJacket Collection: James Braid, Scottish golfer, c1905

James Braid, Scottish golfer, c1905. One of the great triumvirate who dominated professional golf in the 20 years before the First World War

Background imageJacket Collection: Vintage Bentley Speed 6 at Locquirec, Brittany, France

Vintage Bentley Speed 6 at Locquirec, Brittany, France
Vintage Bentley Speed 6 (6.5 litre) with driver at the wheel in Locquirec, Brittany, north-west France. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageJacket Collection: The Master foxhound by Cecil Aldin

The Master foxhound by Cecil Aldin
Fox hunting scene, with hounds. Date: 1898

Background imageJacket Collection: People salmon netting at Bideford, Devon

People salmon netting at Bideford, Devon
Four people standing in the water salmon netting at Bideford, Devon. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageJacket Collection: Portrait photograph of a young Winston Churchill

Portrait photograph of a young Winston Churchill in a top hat, smart jacket and cane. Date: C. 1920

Background imageJacket 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 imageJacket Collection: GOLFING: MAGAZINE COVER. The Wearing of the Green. Life magazine golf number cover, 1921

GOLFING: MAGAZINE COVER. The Wearing of the Green. Life magazine golf number cover, 1921

Background imageJacket Collection: Silhouette of fox hunting scene

Silhouette of fox hunting scene
Silhouette of a fox hunting scene with three horse riders leaping a fence

Background imageJacket Collection: TED WILLIAMS (1918-2002). American baseball player. Photographed in the cockpit of a Grumman F9F-6

TED WILLIAMS (1918-2002). American baseball player. Photographed in the cockpit of a Grumman F9F-6 Panther fighter plane, while a pilot for the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, c1943

Background imageJacket Collection: Scene from Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo: Javert, the detective (engraving)

Scene from Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo: Javert, the detective (engraving)
5996966 Scene from Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo: Javert, the detective (engraving) by Brion, Gustave (1824-77) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Scene from Les Miserables)

Background imageJacket Collection: Michael Ball - February 1989 Dbase MSI

Michael Ball - February 1989 Dbase MSI

Background imageJacket Collection: Liza Spain outfit from Harvey Nichols

Liza Spain outfit from Harvey Nichols
An elegant, pure wool suit by Liza Spain from Harvey Nichols of Knightsbridge, London. The skirt is softly gathered at the front, the jacket gently shaped with a flattering standaway collar

Background imageJacket Collection: Ismail Enver Pasha, Turkish leader, WW1

Ismail Enver Pasha, Turkish leader, WW1
Ismail Enver Pasha (1881-1922), Turkish military officer, leader of the Ottoman Empire in both Balkan Wars, architect of the Ottoman-German Alliance during the First World War

Background imageJacket Collection: Admiral Sir John Jellicoe - British Royal Navy - WWI

Admiral Sir John Jellicoe - British Royal Navy - WWI
Admiral of the Fleet John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe (1859-1935) - British Royal Navy - WWI. Commanded the Grand Fleet at the Battle of Jutland

Background imageJacket Collection: KIERKEGaRD, Soren (1813-1855). Danish philosopher

KIERKEGaRD, Soren (1813-1855). Danish philosopher and theologist, precursor of existencialism. Painting

Background imageJacket Collection: Market Reports - English Country Squire carves the beef

Market Reports - English Country Squire carves the beef
Market Reports illustrated (Postcard series): MEAT: " English beef was in fine condition." This report on English beef (as a commodity traded on the Stock Exchange)

Background imageJacket 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 imageJacket Collection: T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)

T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence (aka Lawrence of Arabia, 1888-1935), British Army officer best known for his liaison role during the Arab Revolt against Ottoman Turkish rule of 1916-1918

Background imageJacket Collection: JOHN DILLINGER (1903-1934). American bank robber. Photographed in 1933

JOHN DILLINGER (1903-1934). American bank robber. Photographed in 1933

Background imageJacket Collection: Young Uyghur Girl - Kashgar, Xinjiang

Young Uyghur Girl - Kashgar, Xinjiang
Young indigenous Uyghur girl of Kashgar. Photograph by Ralph Ponsonby Watts

Background imageJacket Collection: Officer of the 11th Hussars

Officer of the 11th Hussars. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith



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"Jacket: A Timeless Piece of History and Style" From the rugged Dry Stone Walling to the brave soldiers in WW1 Kitchener Recruiting, the jacket has always been a symbol of strength and resilience. Even on the cricket field, as seen in WA Rouch's painting of The England Test cricket XI at Nottingham in 1899, players donned their jackets with pride. But it wasn't just for sports; rock and roll dancing couples twirled around wearing stylish jackets that added flair to their moves. During The American Civil War, General Ulysses S. Grant commanded his troops while sporting a distinguished jacket, embodying authority and leadership. Table tennis enthusiasts during the Edwardian era knew how to play with etiquette while wearing their fashionable jackets. In the swinging sixties, Mods on Scooters zoomed through town squares, showcasing their impeccable taste in tailored jackets. The year 1954 brought new fashions for both men and women alike - elegant jackets became an essential part of any outfit. Not even our four-legged friends were left behind when it came to fashion; witness the dapper Dachshund strutting its stuff in a tiny jacket. Looking back further into history, we find The Darley Arabian from c1720 depicted wearing a regal coat - even horses appreciated a good jacket. Stonewall Jackson himself wore a military-style jacket as he fought bravely during America's turbulent times between 1824-1863. And let's not forget William Cutbush and Sons' craftsmanship - they specialized in creating exquisite bespoke jackets that stood out among others. Through time and across various cultures, one thing remains constant: the enduring appeal of a well-made jacket, and is more than just clothing; it represents heritage, style, and individuality.