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Stills Agency Collection

"Capturing Culinary Moments

Background imageStills Agency Collection: Pub and large sign for The Prospect of Whitby, Wapping, London, England 1951

Pub and large sign for The Prospect of Whitby, Wapping, London, England 1951

Background imageStills Agency Collection: Chef Andrew Schillar gives a dog a bone from the side entrance of his kitchen. undated

Chef Andrew Schillar gives a dog a bone from the side entrance of his kitchen. undated

Background imageStills Agency Collection: A chef at work in a London kitchen. 1947

A chef at work in a London kitchen. 1947

Background imageStills Agency Collection: A. H. Cadier, senior chef at the Brighton Pavilion is handed fake chickens by junior

A. H. Cadier, senior chef at the Brighton Pavilion is handed fake chickens by junior
A.H. Cadier, senior chef at the Brighton Pavilion is handed fake chickens by junior chef Lloyd Payne to demonstrate the operation of the huge open fireplaces of 1825 in the kitchens at the Royal

Background imageStills Agency Collection: The Old George at 379 Bethnal Green, London, England

The Old George at 379 Bethnal Green, London, England. A large crowd and a great number of beer barrels line the street with brewery workers holding tankards. 1885

Background imageStills Agency Collection: L Papa and Sons ice cream vendor in Gravesend, Kent. 1939

L Papa and Sons ice cream vendor in Gravesend, Kent. 1939

Background imageStills Agency Collection: A woman barmaid pulls a pint of beer for male customers in a London pub, England. 1950s

A woman barmaid pulls a pint of beer for male customers in a London pub, England. 1950s

Background imageStills Agency Collection: La Bouillabaisse restaurant in Soho London, England. 1945

La Bouillabaisse restaurant in Soho London, England. 1945

Background imageStills Agency Collection: The Old Oak Tree restaurant in Cobham, Surrey, England. c. 1910

The Old Oak Tree restaurant in Cobham, Surrey, England. c. 1910

Background imageStills Agency Collection: Pub sign for the Stork at Rest near Gravesend, Kent, England 4 January 1969

Pub sign for the Stork at Rest near Gravesend, Kent, England 4 January 1969

Background imageStills Agency Collection: Glamour in the cellar as barmaid Lois taps another barrel of beer. 19 October 1963

Glamour in the cellar as barmaid Lois taps another barrel of beer. 19 October 1963

Background imageStills Agency Collection: 10000 barrels of rum in store at West India Docks, London, England undated

10000 barrels of rum in store at West India Docks, London, England undated

Background imageStills Agency Collection: The Cosy Corner pub, a favourite with fruit market porters in Glasgow, Scotland

The Cosy Corner pub, a favourite with fruit market porters in Glasgow, Scotland. Male customers drink beer and play dominoes. 1949

Background imageStills Agency Collection: Young people enjoy the shandy gaff and mild an bitter served by a pub in Southend

Young people enjoy the shandy gaff and mild an bitter served by a pub in Southend on Whitsun holiday. 15 May 1948

Background imageStills Agency Collection: Sunday morning is dads day on Clapham Common

Sunday morning is dads day on Clapham Common. While mother cooks dinner, father takes the youngsters out to play and then perhaps a quick pint at the Windmill Inn. 1953

Background imageStills Agency Collection: The John Jones Coursing Club meets at the Star pub to drink beer and take refreshments

The John Jones Coursing Club meets at the Star pub to drink beer and take refreshments whilst discussing the days work and making arrangements for the next meet on Boxing Day. Pictured: Mr. J

Background imageStills Agency Collection: A travelling fish and chip shop for the villages. This mammoth van, owned by H. C

A travelling fish and chip shop for the villages. This mammoth van, owned by H. C
A travelling fish and chip shop for the villages. This mammoth van, owned by H.C. Macroy, is now touring the villages of Kent so successfully that he has one more van in action and two more on order

Background imageStills Agency Collection: The Red Lion Hotel in Handcross, West Sussex, England. undated

The Red Lion Hotel in Handcross, West Sussex, England. undated

Background imageStills Agency Collection: The Nativity. Book of Hours believed to have belonged to Henry VII and Henry VIII

The Nativity. Book of Hours believed to have belonged to Henry VII and Henry VIII. French, Normandy, c.1430-1430

Background imageStills Agency Collection: Stravinskys secretary now runs cocktail bar with London dancer as hostess. Gilbert Ramognie

Stravinskys secretary now runs cocktail bar with London dancer as hostess. Gilbert Ramognie, former secretary of Serge Stravinsky, the French Swindler

Background imageStills Agency Collection: S. Parmiciani and Italian produce store at 8 Old Compton Street, Soho, London, England

S. Parmiciani and Italian produce store at 8 Old Compton Street, Soho, London, England. undated

Background imageStills Agency Collection: Advertisement for Barretts Fresh Fruit Lemonade undated

Advertisement for Barretts Fresh Fruit Lemonade undated

Background imageStills Agency Collection: Ecce Ancilla Domini ! (The Annunciation) by Dante Gabriel Rossetti Dante Gabriel Rossetti (May 12)

Ecce Ancilla Domini ! (The Annunciation) by Dante Gabriel Rossetti Dante Gabriel Rossetti (May 12)
Ecce Ancilla Domini ! (The Annunciation) by Dante Gabriel Rossetti Dante Gabriel Rossetti (May 12, 1828 - April 10, 1882) was an English poet, painter and translator

Background imageStills Agency Collection: Advertisement for Lipton Tea 1896

Advertisement for Lipton Tea 1896

Background imageStills Agency Collection: Pub sign for The Merry Maidens at Shinfield, Reading, England 1960s

Pub sign for The Merry Maidens at Shinfield, Reading, England 1960s

Background imageStills Agency Collection: The Hong Kong Restaurant at 58-60 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London, England. undated

The Hong Kong Restaurant at 58-60 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London, England. undated

Background imageStills Agency Collection: Sawyers Arms public house at Lister Gate, Nottingham, England. c. 1880

Sawyers Arms public house at Lister Gate, Nottingham, England. c. 1880

Background imageStills Agency Collection: Ditton Court Farm - tea room counter. Ditton, Kent, England November 1947

Ditton Court Farm - tea room counter. Ditton, Kent, England November 1947

Background imageStills Agency Collection: Private prayers and devotions written for a member of the Scepeaux family

Private prayers and devotions written for a member of the Scepeaux family. St Joseph offers fruit to the Christ Child, seated on Virgins lap

Background imageStills Agency Collection: France Savoy Lanslevillard Church of St. Michel Nativity

France Savoy Lanslevillard Church of St. Michel Nativity

Background imageStills Agency Collection: The flight into Egypt. Book of Hours believed to have belonged to Henry VIII. France, Normandy c

The flight into Egypt. Book of Hours believed to have belonged to Henry VIII. France, Normandy c.1430-1440

Background imageStills Agency Collection: Nativity, Mary and Joseph with child, ox and ass

Nativity, Mary and Joseph with child, ox and ass

Background imageStills Agency Collection: Nativity. Romanesque Life of Christ. English, 12th Cent

Nativity. Romanesque Life of Christ. English, 12th Cent

Background imageStills Agency Collection: Rubens - La Adoration de los Reyes - Adoration of the Magi, 1610 by Peter Paul Rubens

Rubens - La Adoration de los Reyes - Adoration of the Magi, 1610 by Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) in the Prado in Madrid

Background imageStills Agency Collection: Nativity, Joseph with musical angels. English Illumination in 13th and 14th Cent

Nativity, Joseph with musical angels. English Illumination in 13th and 14th Cent

Background imageStills Agency Collection: Nativity. Book of Hours, Flanders, 2nd half 15th Cent

Nativity. Book of Hours, Flanders, 2nd half 15th Cent

Background imageStills Agency Collection: Nativity, Virgin reclining, Joseph seated, temple, man rehearsing scroll, princes

Nativity, Virgin reclining, Joseph seated, temple, man rehearsing scroll, princes and people in courts. Psalm 86/87

Background imageStills Agency Collection: Jean Boutheney, a French chef born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, chops a large pumpkin

Jean Boutheney, a French chef born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, chops a large pumpkin in preparation for the pumpkin pies he is going to make for Thanksgiving Day celebrations at the English Speaking

Background imageStills Agency Collection: A cook shop owned by Mr Bayliss in Drury Lane, London, England

A cook shop owned by Mr Bayliss in Drury Lane, London, England. It was a place where discharged convicts could stay on their release from prison

Background imageStills Agency Collection: Cooking dinners at the communal ovens in the East End of London. 1933

Cooking dinners at the communal ovens in the East End of London. 1933

Background imageStills Agency Collection: The Anglo-Bavarian Brewery in Shepton Mallet, Somerset. c. 1900

The Anglo-Bavarian Brewery in Shepton Mallet, Somerset. c. 1900
The Anglo-Bavarian Brewery in Shepton Mallet, Somerset. c.1900

Background imageStills Agency Collection: Teaching young women cooking in a kitchen 1950s

Teaching young women cooking in a kitchen 1950s

Background imageStills Agency Collection: A barmaid cleaning a beer tankard in the Globe Tavern. A state owned pub in Longtown

A barmaid cleaning a beer tankard in the Globe Tavern. A state owned pub in Longtown, Carlisle, Cumbria, England. December 1948

Background imageStills Agency Collection: Cliff Hotel, Cheddar, Somerset, England undated

Cliff Hotel, Cheddar, Somerset, England undated

Background imageStills Agency Collection: Cat in dumbwaiter at public house in Bellingham, London. 1939

Cat in dumbwaiter at public house in Bellingham, London. 1939

Background imageStills Agency Collection: Tea break at the Eltham Boys Boxing Club. 1936

Tea break at the Eltham Boys Boxing Club. 1936

Background imageStills Agency Collection: Famous French Maitre Chef de Cuisine, M. A

Famous French Maitre Chef de Cuisine, M. A
Famous French Maitre Chef de Cuisine, M.A. Alban in the grill kitchen at the Savoy hotel with members of the big kitchen staff. 19 February 1948

Background imageStills Agency Collection: The Civic Restaurant in Foleshill, Coventry Part of the rebuilding of post war Britain

The Civic Restaurant in Foleshill, Coventry Part of the rebuilding of post war Britain, the eleven civic restaurants built not only serve food but also serve as a venue for community dances



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"Capturing Culinary Moments: A Glimpse into the Stills Agency" Step back in time and witness the enchanting world of gastronomy through the lens of the renowned Stills Agency. With a collection spanning decades, this captivating series unveils intriguing snapshots that transport us to various culinary scenes across London and beyond. In one frame, Chef Andrew Schillar's kindness shines as he discreetly slips a bone to an eager pup from the side entrance of his bustling kitchen. Undated but timeless, this heartwarming gesture reminds us of the bond between humans and their furry companions. Traveling back to 1947, we find ourselves immersed in a London kitchen where a skilled chef masterfully crafts delectable dishes with precision and passion. The vibrant energy emanating from this snapshot is palpable, capturing both the artistry and intensity that define culinary excellence. Venturing further into London's rich history, we stumble upon The Old George at 379 Bethnal Green – an iconic establishment steeped in tradition. This charming image transports us to an era when locals gathered for hearty meals and lively conversations within its welcoming walls. Meanwhile, at Brighton Pavilion's esteemed kitchens, A. H. Cadier imparts his wisdom upon junior chefs while playfully handing them fake chickens. This playful moment showcases camaraderie amidst hard work—a testament to how teamwork fuels success in any culinary endeavor. Stepping outside traditional kitchens brings us face-to-face with The Prospect of Whitby pub in Wapping during 1951—an emblematic sight adorning its facade invites passersby inside for merriment and libations galore. Journeying beyond city limits takes us to Gravesend where L Papa and Sons' ice cream vendor tantalizes taste buds on warm summer days in 1939—proving that frozen treats have always been cherished delights throughout generations.