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Bottom Collection

"Exploring the Many Dimensions of 'Bottom'

Background imageBottom Collection: The Dancers of Variety in 1928

The Dancers of Variety in 1928. Evelyn Kindler (top left) with the Libby dancers on the Kieth vaudeville circuit, Jeanne Upham (top right) in vaudeville

Background imageBottom Collection: Brotherly Affection; Affetto fraterno, c. 1900 (oil on canvas)

Brotherly Affection; Affetto fraterno, c. 1900 (oil on canvas)
1197530 Brotherly Affection; Affetto fraterno, c. 1900 (oil on canvas) by Chierici, Gaetano (1838-1920); 33x42 cm; Private Collection; Photo eChristies Images; Italian, out of copyright

Background imageBottom Collection: Fairey Swordfish Torpedo-Bomber; Second World War, 1941

Fairey Swordfish Torpedo-Bomber; Second World War, 1941
Painting showing a Fleet Air Arm Fairey Swordfish torpedo-bomber-reconnaissance airplane flying over a British destroyer (bottom centre) and the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious (back right), 1941

Background imageBottom Collection: Pin-up Girl playing card by Arthur Ferrier

Pin-up Girl playing card by Arthur Ferrier
A cheeky blonde pin-up girl viewed from behind, with a rather transparent hat barely covering her modesty. Date: c.1950

Background imageBottom Collection: The Yorkshire County Cricket Team, 1912

The Yorkshire County Cricket Team, 1912
Photograph showing 13 members of the Yorkshire County Cricket team for the 1912 season. Yorkshire were winners of the County Championship that year. Top row, left to right: Sir A.W

Background imageBottom Collection: Copy made in Cairo in 1456 of the world map prepared by the Arab geographer Muhammad al-Idrisi

Copy made in Cairo in 1456 of the world map prepared by the Arab geographer Muhammad al-Idrisi (1100-1165) for Roger II (1095-1154) King of Sicily from 1130. In this map, North is at the bottom

Background imageBottom Collection: Blackburn Olympic vs. Old Etonians F. A. Cup Final, 1883

Blackburn Olympic vs. Old Etonians F. A. Cup Final, 1883
Engraving showing a number of scenes from the F.A. Cup Final of 1883, played between Blackburn Olympic and the Old Etonians at Kennington Oval, London. The match was won by Blackburn 2-1

Background imageBottom Collection: Barrel Girl

Barrel Girl
Bottoms up! A little girl accidentally reveals the fact that her knickers match her dress as she leans over a water butt!

Background imageBottom Collection: Tarot Card 22 - Le Fou (The Fool)

Tarot Card 22 - Le Fou (The Fool)
Tarot Card 22 - Le Fou or Le Mat (The Fool)

Background imageBottom Collection: Netherlandish Proverbs illustrated in a village landscape

Netherlandish Proverbs illustrated in a village landscape
CH11386 Netherlandish Proverbs illustrated in a village landscape by Brueghel, Pieter the Younger (c.1564-1638); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageBottom Collection: A Midsummer Nights Dream (Shakespeare, Act 4, Scene 1), November, 1857

A Midsummer Nights Dream (Shakespeare, Act 4, Scene 1), November, 1857

Background imageBottom Collection: Union Workhouse, Todmorden, West Yorkshire

Union Workhouse, Todmorden, West Yorkshire
The Todmorden Union workhouse at Lee Bottom near Mankinholes, West Yorkshire, erected in 1877. The site later became Stansfield View Hospital

Background imageBottom Collection: A Selection of Bicycles, 1888

A Selection of Bicycles, 1888
Engraving of a selection of bicycles on display at the Stanley Show of 1888. In the centre is The Coventry Machinists Companys Coolie Cycle Cab built for the Sultan of Morocco and at bottom left

Background imageBottom Collection: A MIDSUMMER NIGHTs DREAM. William Shakespeares A Midsummer Nights Dream performed at Sadlers Wells

A MIDSUMMER NIGHTs DREAM. William Shakespeares A Midsummer Nights Dream performed at Sadlers Wells Theatre, London, England, 1853. Wood engraving from a London newspaper of 1853

Background imageBottom Collection: Sea cucumber

Sea cucumber (Thelenota sp.) spawning. Microscopic sex cells (gametes) are being released to allow fertilisation (the fusing of a male and a female sex cell)

Background imageBottom Collection: Miners at the pit bottom, Tirpentwys Colliery, South Wales

Miners at the pit bottom, Tirpentwys Colliery, South Wales
A group of miners at the pit bottom of Tirpentwys Colliery, near Pontypool in South Wales

Background imageBottom Collection: Cows - Two together nose to tail

Cows - Two together nose to tail
HAR-91 COWS - two heifers together, nose to tail. One young Friesian faces viewer alongside rear end of another in green pasture Dairy farming

Background imageBottom Collection: Pygmy / Bonobo Chimpanzee - mooning keeper for attention

Pygmy / Bonobo Chimpanzee - mooning keeper for attention
KFO-1193 Pygmy / Bonobo Chimpanzee - mooning keeper for attention Pan paniscus Kenneth W Fink Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageBottom Collection: Large White Pigs – Rear view, showing curly tails

Large White Pigs – Rear view, showing curly tails
LA-1239 Large White PIGS - rear view, showing curly tails Jean Michel Labat Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageBottom Collection: Domestic Chickens Nagasaki breed

Domestic Chickens Nagasaki breed
LA-1064 Domestic Chickens - Nagasaki breed Jean Michel Labat Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageBottom Collection: OLD ENGLISH COINS

OLD ENGLISH COINS
Old (pre-Decimalisation) British coins (left to right): Top - penny, half penny, threepenny bit. Bottom - half crown, two shillings, one shilling, sixpence - tails

Background imageBottom Collection: Luxury, or the Comforts of a Rum p ford. After an etching by Charles Williams dated circa 1801

Luxury, or the Comforts of a Rum p ford. After an etching by Charles Williams dated circa 1801. The picture is a satire on an advertisement for Rumford stoves

Background imageBottom Collection: Houses of Commons / Lords

Houses of Commons / Lords
Lord Palmerston addressing the House of Commons (top) A debate on the Home Rule Bill in the House of Lords (bottom)

Background imageBottom Collection: Suffragette W. S. P. U Sash Votes for Women

Suffragette W. S. P. U Sash Votes for Women
Sash produced for the Womens Social & Political Union, in the colours of purple, white and green. The sash is made in a heavy woven cotton material with white central panel and borders

Background imageBottom Collection: Air display at RAF Abingdon

Air display at RAF Abingdon. Clockwise from bottom: de Havilland Sea Hornet, Hawker Sea Fury, de Havilland Rapide/Dominie, North American Harvard and Douglas Dakota

Background imageBottom Collection: Indonesia, Sulawesi Island, Lembeh Strait. Two Coleman shrimp are commensal with

Indonesia, Sulawesi Island, Lembeh Strait. Two Coleman shrimp are commensal with a Ceratosoma nudibranch

Background imageBottom Collection: Nell Gwynn and the houses in which she lived

Nell Gwynn and the houses in which she lived
Engraved portrait of Nell Gwynn (1650-1687), the English actress and mistress of King Charles II, and two of the houses in which she lived

Background imageBottom Collection: BURCHELL'S / PLAINS / COMMON ZEBRA - close-up of rear

BURCHELL'S / PLAINS / COMMON ZEBRA - close-up of rear
PM-2082 BURCHELL'S / PLAINS / COMMON ZEBRA - close-up of rear Pat Morris Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageBottom Collection: AFRICAN ELEPHANT - scratching bottom on rock

AFRICAN ELEPHANT - scratching bottom on rock
SG-4857 AFRICAN ELEPHANT - scratching bottom on rock Tsavo, Kenya, Africa Loxodonta africana Ardea London Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageBottom Collection: Midsummer Nights Dream

Midsummer Nights Dream
Act IV, Scene I Bottom & Titania; T: " Come, sit thee down upon this flowery bed/While I thy amiable cheeks do coy, "

Background imageBottom Collection: En Pleine Folie at the Folies Bergere

En Pleine Folie at the Folies Bergere
Sketches by Erte for Grands Flueves du Monde (the Great Rivers of the World) in En Pleine Folie at the Folies Bergere, Paris, 1923 (showing the Rhine, the Nile, the Ganges and the Amazon)

Background imageBottom Collection: Okapi - female. In captivity

Okapi - female. In captivity
WAT-16615 Okapi - female. In captivity Copenhague, Denmark okapia johnstoni M. Watson Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageBottom Collection: Crawshay's Zebra - bottom. South Luangwa Valley National Park - Zambia - Africa

Crawshay's Zebra - bottom. South Luangwa Valley National Park - Zambia - Africa
WAT-9222 Crawshay's Zebra - bottom South Luangwa Valley National Park - Zambia - Africa Equus burchelli crawshayi M. Watson Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageBottom Collection: Midsummer Nights Dream

Midsummer Nights Dream
Titania & Bottom

Background imageBottom Collection: Insects / Bee

Insects / Bee
Humble bees; the wood bee (top) and earth bee (bottom)

Background imageBottom Collection: Sammy Nelson of Arsenal wins the approval of the Highbury crowd during a match against

Sammy Nelson of Arsenal wins the approval of the Highbury crowd during a match against Coventry. 1979

Background imageBottom Collection: The Avenger Lord Kitchener of Khartoum, of Gordon

The Avenger Lord Kitchener of Khartoum, of Gordon
THE AVENGER LORD KITCHENER OF KHARTOUM, OF GORDON.Chromolithograph from a photograph by Bassano, 1899.Published by Bassano, London

Background imageBottom Collection: A Midsummer Nights Dream

A Midsummer Nights Dream
I ll kiss thy fair large ears my gentle joy. Titania to Bottom. Artist: Joyce Mercer. Date: circa 1924

Background imageBottom Collection: The Quest, 1921

The Quest, 1921
Sectional diagram of the Quest, the ship of the Shackleton-Rowett Oceanographical and Antarctic Expedition of 1921-22. Surrounding the image of the main ship are a number of interior views

Background imageBottom Collection: Idol-Worship or the Way to Preferment, 1740 (engraving)

Idol-Worship or the Way to Preferment, 1740 (engraving)
XJF863053 Idol-Worship or the Way to Preferment, 1740 (engraving) by English School, (18th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Prime Minister Robert Walpole)

Background imageBottom Collection: Grevy's Zebra - rear end

Grevy's Zebra - rear end
PM-10731 Grevy's Zebra - rear end Equus greyvii Pat Morris Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in anyway

Background imageBottom Collection: 1960s tennis fashion

1960s tennis fashion
Frilly panties by Teddy Tinling, as worn by tennis players in the 1960s. Worn with a navy banded white cardigan by Maxine Leighton

Background imageBottom Collection: Miners at the pit bottom, Tirpentwys Colliery, South Wales

Miners at the pit bottom, Tirpentwys Colliery, South Wales
A group of miners at the pit bottom of Tirpentwys Colliery, near Pontypool in South Wales

Background imageBottom Collection: Annamalaiyar Temple, India

Annamalaiyar Temple, India
Annamalaiyar Temple - a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, located at the bottom of the Annamalai hill in Thiruvannamalai town in Tamilnadu, India

Background imageBottom Collection: Board of Trade Rocket Apparatus for Saving Lives from Shipwr

Board of Trade Rocket Apparatus for Saving Lives from Shipwr
Engraving showing Board of Trade equipment for use to help shipwrecked sailors, 1886. The items are (from left to right, top to bottom)

Background imageBottom Collection: Chacma baboon CH 5788 Papio ursinus - South Africa © Clem Haagner ARDEA LONDON

Chacma baboon CH 5788 Papio ursinus - South Africa © Clem Haagner ARDEA LONDON
CH-5788 CHACHA BABOON - Female offers herself to male, showing red bottom to indicate female is in oestrus South Africa. Papio ursinus Clem Haagner Please note that prints are for personal display

Background imageBottom Collection: AFRICAN ELEPHANT - close-up view of bottom showing tail and skin

AFRICAN ELEPHANT - close-up view of bottom showing tail and skin
PM-855 AFRICAN ELEPHANT - close-up view of bottom showing tail and skin Loxodonta africana Pat Morris Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageBottom Collection: Shar Pei Dog 2 puppies

Shar Pei Dog 2 puppies
JD-17421e DOG - two Shar Pei puppies sitting, back view John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way



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"Exploring the Many Dimensions of 'Bottom': From Victorian Bares to Vintage Pin-Ups and Sporting Triumphs" Step back in time as we delve into a captivating collection of historical moments, each with its own unique connection to the concept of "bottom. " Journey with us through various eras and diverse subjects that shed light on this intriguing theme. Transport yourself to 1941 during the Second World War, where a Fairey Swordfish Torpedo-Bomber takes center stage. Amidst the chaos, three young Victorian women daringly bare their bottoms, showcasing an unexpected blend of audacity and vulnerability. Intrigue continues as we encounter Charles Williams' satirical etching from circa 1801. This piece humorously depicts luxury and comfort through a Rumford stove advertisement. Witness how Sir Benjamin Thompson's innovative fireplace design revolutionized households while adding colorization for an enhanced visual experience. Arthur Ferrier's pin-up girl playing card adds a touch of allure to our journey. The seductive charm captured in this artwork reminds us that beauty lies not only in what is seen but also in what is suggested. David Wright's nude painting invites contemplation on the human form's gracefulness and vulnerability. It serves as a testament to art's ability to capture both physicality and emotion simultaneously. Sports enthusiasts will appreciate glimpses into history such as the Yorkshire County Cricket Team photograph from 1912 or Blackburn Olympic vs. Old Etonians F. A Cup Final match in 1883. These iconic sporting events remind us of the passion, dedication, and triumphs associated with competitive endeavors. Delve further into cultural references with Netherlandish Proverbs illustrated within a village landscape or explore controversial themes like Monk Spanks Nun from the 17th century—an artistic representation that challenges societal norms even today. Our journey wouldn't be complete without acknowledging significant milestones outside traditional realms.