Fraud Blocker Skip to main content

Bucket Collection

"Buckets: A Journey Through Time and Perspectives" Step into the past with us as we explore the significance of buckets throughout history

Background imageBucket Collection: Young girl preparing chips - Fish & Chip Shop, Morecambe

Young girl preparing chips - Fish & Chip Shop, Morecambe
A young girl (likely the daughter of the shop owner) prepares chips at a Fish & Chip Shop in Morecambe Lancashire. Note the wonderful chipper machine on the counter

Background imageBucket Collection: Deaths Dispensary. An 1866 cartoon indicating water pollution as a source of disease

Deaths Dispensary. An 1866 cartoon indicating water pollution as a source of disease
POLLUTION CARTOON, 1866. Deaths Dispensary. An 1866 cartoon indicating water pollution as a source of disease

Background imageBucket Collection: Keep a Pig poster

Keep a Pig poster
Poster from the Small Pig Keepers Council encouraging the keeping of pigs during wartime - save waste and make food - illustrated by a man in cardigan and hat with a bucket of slops for the pig

Background imageBucket Collection: 'A Holiday at Berwick Restores Youthful Vigour', tourism poster, 1913 (litho)

"A Holiday at Berwick Restores Youthful Vigour", tourism poster, 1913 (litho)
BUT95951 " A Holiday at Berwick Restores Youthful Vigour", tourism poster, 1913 (litho) by Clements, R.C. (fl.1913); 62x100 cm; Berwick-upon-Tweed Borough Record Office, Northumberland

Background imageBucket Collection: Quarreling and scuffling in a womens bathhouse, Japan. Artist: Yoshiiku

Quarreling and scuffling in a womens bathhouse, Japan. Artist: Yoshiiku
Quarreling and scuffling in a womens bathhouse, Japan

Background imageBucket Collection: The Demolition Excavator

The Demolition Excavator
Excavators (Hydraulic Excavators) are heavy construction equipment consisting of a boom, dipper (or stick), bucket and cab on a rotating platform known as the house

Background imageBucket Collection: Milkmaid, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Milkmaid, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Woman about to milk a cow. Photographer: Samuel John Govier

Background imageBucket Collection: Butter Making

Butter Making
circa 1857: A woman churning butter talks to a milkman wearing a yoke to carry his pails. William Grundys English Views (Photo by T. R)

Background imageBucket Collection: POLLUTION CARTOON, 1866. Deaths Dispensary

POLLUTION CARTOON, 1866. Deaths Dispensary. An 1866 cartoon indicating water pollution as a source of disease

Background imageBucket Collection: Market Jew Street, Penzance, Cornwall. 1920s

Market Jew Street, Penzance, Cornwall. 1920s
View up Market Jew Street towards the Market House with the statue of Sir Humphrey Davy in front. Sir Humphrey Davy was born in Penzance in 1778 and became President of the Royal Society

Background imageBucket Collection: Twenties flapper girl sitting at a cocktail bar

Twenties flapper girl sitting at a cocktail bar
A flapper girl from the 1920s sitting at a cocktail bar on a high stool. She is slim, wears a slinky dress, and has a cigarette in a holder in her mouth. On the bar is her glass of champagne

Background imageBucket Collection: Advertisement for Morses distemper with a decorator lying flat while painting the walls

Advertisement for Morses distemper with a decorator lying flat while painting the walls. Date: c.1924

Background imageBucket Collection: Llewellin Churn Works, Haverfordwest, South Wales

Llewellin Churn Works, Haverfordwest, South Wales
A group of employees, mostly women, of the Llewellin Churn Works at North Gate, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Dyfed, South Wales

Background imageBucket Collection: Wassailing Apple Trees

Wassailing Apple Trees
In Devon and Somerset, apple growers wassail orchards on 17 January, with songs and a bucket of hot cider; a tree is lightly sprinkled, then the wassailers drink the rest

Background imageBucket Collection: Lyme Regis Promenade

Lyme Regis Promenade
An old man with a bucket over his arm walks along the sea front at Lyme Regis, Dorset, England

Background imageBucket Collection: Retro poster, Gilbert & Sullivan, D Oyly Carte

Retro poster, Gilbert & Sullivan, D Oyly Carte
Retro poster for Gilbert & Sullivan, D Oyly Carte, character from HMS Pinafore. 1960s

Background imageBucket Collection: Sand Pies by Muriel Dawson

Sand Pies by Muriel Dawson
A small blonde girl in a sunsuit and sun bonnet studiously mixes sand in a bucket

Background imageBucket Collection: Young Uyghur Girl - Kashgar, Xinjiang

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

Background imageBucket Collection: Traditional Japanese wooden bucket and ladle for washing sidewalk in a custom called uchimizu

Traditional Japanese wooden bucket and ladle for washing sidewalk in a custom called uchimizu, Japan, Asia

Background imageBucket Collection: Sussex Chicken - sitting on next in tin bucket

Sussex Chicken - sitting on next in tin bucket
LA-4395 Sussex Chicken - sitting on next in tin bucket Jean Michel Labat Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageBucket Collection: Children / Paddling 1922

Children / Paddling 1922
Three children paddling in the sea; one carries a bucket, another inspects a toy boat

Background imageBucket Collection: Range of bakery tools and ingredients

Range of bakery tools and ingredients
A range of bakery tools and ingredients, including a pair of scales, a bucket, a sieve, mixing paddles and a sack of flour

Background imageBucket Collection: Cat - 8 week old tortoiseshell British shorthair in studio in metal bucket

Cat - 8 week old tortoiseshell British shorthair in studio in metal bucket
LA-5724 Cat - 8 week old tortoiseshell British shorthair in studio in metal bucket Jean-Michel Labat Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageBucket Collection: DOG. Golden retriever holding spade with sandcastles

DOG. Golden retriever holding spade with sandcastles
JD-21286 DOG. Golden retriever holding spade with sandcastles John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in anyway

Background imageBucket Collection: Tulips for sale in the Bloemenmarkt (flower market), Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe

Tulips for sale in the Bloemenmarkt (flower market), Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe

Background imageBucket Collection: Jack and Jill Biscuits vintage advertising poster

Jack and Jill Biscuits vintage advertising poster

Background imageBucket Collection: Advert / Calverts Carboli

Advert / Calverts Carboli
CALVERTs CARBOLIC SOAP for floors

Background imageBucket Collection: DOG. Golden retriever holding bucket

DOG. Golden retriever holding bucket
JD-21288-C DOG. Golden retriever holding bucket. John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in anyway

Background imageBucket Collection: Bolsover Miners

Bolsover Miners
Miners from the Bolsover branch of the National Union of Mineworkers, Derbyshire, collect money for the strike fund Date: May 1984

Background imageBucket Collection: Comic postcard, Outside the builders merchants

Comic postcard, Outside the builders merchants - man with bucket and toilet seat Date: 20th century

Background imageBucket Collection: Cider press, Hillgrove, West Sussex

Cider press, Hillgrove, West Sussex, November 1933 George Garland Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: Garland N8163

Background imageBucket Collection: View of Ponte Lungo, Island of Giudecca, Venice

View of Ponte Lungo, Island of Giudecca, Venice Venice Island of Giudecca. Date of Photograph:1860-1870 ca

Background imageBucket Collection: Picture No. 12480230

Picture No. 12480230
Dog - Pomeranian - on beach Dog - Pomeranian - on beach Date:

Background imageBucket Collection: Stunt woman rides through flames on motorbike

Stunt woman rides through flames on motorbike
Sue, 23, one of a team of stunt women, rides her motorbike through a twenty-foot long tunnel of burning hay bales. Wearing only a T-shirt and hot pants she entered the tunnel at 60 mph

Background imageBucket Collection: Picture No. 11092442

Picture No. 11092442
Dog Bernese Mountain Dog Date:

Background imageBucket Collection: Poster advertising Norway

Poster advertising Norway, showing a pretty milkmaid with a yoke and two buckets. 20th century

Background imageBucket Collection: Comic postcard, Little girl at the seaside, marooned on a pile of sand

Comic postcard, Little girl at the seaside, marooned on a pile of sand. Date: 20th century

Background imageBucket Collection: LONG ISLAND: CLAMMING, 1957. Two nuns in habits, clam digging in the water off of Long Island

LONG ISLAND: CLAMMING, 1957. Two nuns in habits, clam digging in the water off of Long Island, New York. Photograph by Toni Frissell, 1957

Background imageBucket Collection: English Royalists 1640-9

English Royalists 1640-9
English Royalist soldiers: doublet & breeches, lace falling collars, lace-edged boot hose tops, bucket-top boots, plumed hats, cloak

Background imageBucket Collection: Denise Hunter, a Flam-flam hippie girl, psychedelic dancer from The Pink Flamingo Club

Denise Hunter, a Flam-flam hippie girl, psychedelic dancer from The Pink Flamingo Club on Wardour Street in Soho helps to decorate the new club, London, Friday 25th August 1967

Background imageBucket Collection: Buckets and spades at the seaside

Buckets and spades at the seaside
Two little girls on the beach at an unidentified British seaside resort, carrying their buckets and spades. Date: 1950s

Background imageBucket Collection: Cottage on Benbecula, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Cottage on Benbecula, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
A cottage on the island of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides, northern Scotland, with inhabitants and cattle. Date: 1936

Background imageBucket Collection: Prams on Brighton Beach

Prams on Brighton Beach
A mother and her young children play on the pebbled beach at Brighton, almost hidden behind three large prams Date: Early 1960s

Background imageBucket Collection: Two country gentlemen chatting by a well at Upperton, Sussex. August 1936

Two country gentlemen chatting by a well at Upperton, Sussex. August 1936 George Garland Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: Garland N13357

Background imageBucket Collection: Advertisement from an American magazine, 1968

Advertisement from an American magazine, 1968
KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN AD. Advertisement from an American magazine, 1968

Background imageBucket Collection: Cleaning Day, by Ethel Parkinson

Cleaning Day, by Ethel Parkinson. A little Dutch girl wields a mop, while a little boy kneels down and scrubs the floor

Background imageBucket Collection: Children Play at Seaside

Children Play at Seaside
Rather than entrust their boat to the waves which might sweep it away, these children construct an inshore pool where it will be safe though its voyages will be short

Background imageBucket Collection: Pig - Large white cross piglet in bucket with eyes shut

Pig - Large white cross piglet in bucket with eyes shut
JD-20075 Pig - Large white cross piglet in bucket with eyes shut John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way



All Professionally Made to Order for Quick Shipping

"Buckets: A Journey Through Time and Perspectives" Step into the past with us as we explore the significance of buckets throughout history. From an 1866 cartoon titled "Deaths Dispensary, " highlighting water pollution as a source of disease, to a milkmaid in Cornwall during the early 1900s diligently carrying her bucket, these humble vessels have played various roles. In another depiction from 1866, a poignant "Pollution Cartoon" reminds us of the consequences that polluted water can have on public health. Fast forward to the roaring twenties, where a flapper girl sits elegantly at a cocktail bar, perhaps sipping from her own stylish bucket-shaped glassware. But buckets were not only used for personal needs; they served practical purposes too. The "Keep a Pig" poster encourages households to use buckets for feeding livestock while promoting self-sufficiency. Meanwhile, Lyme Regis Promenade witnessed countless beachgoers carrying their trusty sandcastle-building companions - colorful plastic buckets. Across continents and cultures, buckets found their place in daily life. In Japan's bathhouses depicted by artist Yoshiiku, quarrels broke out amidst steam-filled rooms where women clutched their precious bathing utensils tightly. And who could forget the demolition excavator tearing down structures with its mighty metal bucket? Market Jew Street in Penzance during the 1920s showcased bustling scenes where vendors relied on sturdy buckets to display and sell their goods. Even young Uyghur girls in Kashgar carried small pails filled with treasures collected along Xinjiang's vibrant streets. Beyond utility, some advertisements highlighted unexpected uses for these versatile containers. An advertisement for Morses distemper featured a decorator lying flat while painting walls – his trusted companion being none other than his trusty paint bucket. From ancient times to modern days, one thing remains constant: butter making. Whether it was churning cream or collecting fresh milk straight from cows, buckets played an essential role in this timeless culinary tradition.