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Larder Collection

Step into the world of larders, where history and functionality intertwine

Background imageLarder Collection: Duke of Fifes game larder, 1881. Artist: G Durand

Duke of Fifes game larder, 1881. Artist: G Durand
Duke of Fifes game larder, 1881. The Prince and Princess of Wales (Edward VII and Queen Alexandra from 1901) being shown the Duke of Fifes game larder during a deerstalking holiday in the Forest of

Background imageLarder Collection: South Hill House, Cranmore, Somerset

South Hill House, Cranmore, Somerset, seat of Thomas Chatham Strode. 18th century manor house. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Rudolph Ackermanns Repository of Arts, London, 1827

Background imageLarder Collection: Meat safe - larder

Meat safe - larder Date: circa 1950

Background imageLarder Collection: The Queen Mary's Amazing Larder

The Queen Mary's Amazing Larder Date: 1936

Background imageLarder Collection: Advert statement, butter rationing, Crawford's Shortbread

Advert statement, butter rationing, Crawford's Shortbread
Advertisement and statement on butter rationing from Crawford's Shortbread. Explaining that the best table butter must be kept for the family larder

Background imageLarder Collection: A range of DIY ideas for the home, including a vacuum cleaner storage rack

A range of DIY ideas for the home, including a vacuum cleaner storage rack, an office area in the kitchen, and a "husband's corner" in a converted larder. Date: 1954

Background imageLarder Collection: Mrs. Grangers storeroom, Yamhill farms, Yamhill County, Williamette Valley, Oregon, 1939

Mrs. Grangers storeroom, Yamhill farms, Yamhill County, Williamette Valley, Oregon, 1939. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Mrs. Grangers storeroom. She has 500-600 quarts of canned food. " You never know what may happen." Yamhill farms. (FSA - Farm Security Administration)

Background imageLarder Collection: Tent interior in a pea pickers camp, Santa Clara County, California, 1939. Creator: Dorothea Lange

Tent interior in a pea pickers camp, Santa Clara County, California, 1939. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Tent interior in a pea pickers camp. Food supply and household equipment. Santa Clara County, California

Background imageLarder Collection: Roy Carlock, member of Ola self-help sawmill co-op... Gem County, Idaho, 1939

Roy Carlock, member of Ola self-help sawmill co-op... Gem County, Idaho, 1939. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Roy Carlock, member of Ola self-help sawmill co-op, in front of his new house. He is one of the best hunters in the community and keeps his larder supplied with game during the hunting season

Background imageLarder Collection: Mrs. Wardlow has 500 quarts of food in her dugout cellar, Dead Ox Flat, Malheur County, Oregon

Mrs. Wardlow has 500 quarts of food in her dugout cellar, Dead Ox Flat, Malheur County, Oregon
Mrs. Wardlow has 500 quarts of food in her dugout cellar. Dead Ox Flat, Malheur County, Oregon

Background imageLarder Collection: Mrs. Botner arranging her storage cellar, Nyssa Heights, Malheur County, Oregon, 1939

Mrs. Botner arranging her storage cellar, Nyssa Heights, Malheur County, Oregon, 1939. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Mrs. Botner arranging her storage cellar. Nyssa Heights, Malheur County, Oregon

Background imageLarder Collection: Interior of Mrs. Botners storage cellar, Nyssa Heights, Malheur County, Oregon, 1939

Interior of Mrs. Botners storage cellar, Nyssa Heights, Malheur County, Oregon, 1939. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Interior of Mrs. Botners storage cellar. 800 quarts of " food for the winter." " I miss my chickens so, but we re just not fixed for chickens or hogs yet." Nyssa Heights

Background imageLarder Collection: Mrs. Hull closing up the cellar which she has well-filled, Dead Ox Flat, Oregon, 1939

Mrs. Hull closing up the cellar which she has well-filled, Dead Ox Flat, Oregon, 1939. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Mrs. Hull closing up the cellar which she has well-filled. Dead Ox Flat, Malheur County, Oregon

Background imageLarder Collection: In Clubland, the Travellers Club (litho)

In Clubland, the Travellers Club (litho)
1615690 In Clubland, the Travellers Club (litho) by Wilson, Thomas Walter (1851-1912); Private Collection; (add.info.: In Clubland, the Travellers Club)

Background imageLarder Collection: Plan and elevation of a Regency vicarage house, 1816 (engraving)

Plan and elevation of a Regency vicarage house, 1816 (engraving)
5912693 Plan and elevation of a Regency vicarage house, 1816 (engraving) by British School, (19th century); (add.info.: Plan and elevation of a Regency vicarage house)

Background imageLarder Collection: Plan and elevation of a Regency fishing lodge, 1817 (engraving)

Plan and elevation of a Regency fishing lodge, 1817 (engraving)
5912699 Plan and elevation of a Regency fishing lodge, 1817 (engraving) by British School, (19th century); (add.info.: Plan and elevation of a Regency fishing lodge)

Background imageLarder Collection: Plan and elevation for a Gothic cottage, 1816 (engraving)

Plan and elevation for a Gothic cottage, 1816 (engraving)
5912678 Plan and elevation for a Gothic cottage, 1816 (engraving) by British School, (19th century); (add.info.: Plan and elevation for a Gothic cottage)

Background imageLarder Collection: Plan and elevation of a Regency artists villa, 1817 (engraving)

Plan and elevation of a Regency artists villa, 1817 (engraving)
5912705 Plan and elevation of a Regency artists villa, 1817 (engraving) by British School, (19th century); (add.info.: Plan and elevation of a Regency artists villa)

Background imageLarder Collection: Plan and elevation of a Regency ornate cottage, cottage ornee, 1816 (engraving)

Plan and elevation of a Regency ornate cottage, cottage ornee, 1816 (engraving)
5912695 Plan and elevation of a Regency ornate cottage, cottage ornee, 1816 (engraving) by British School, (19th century); (add.info.: Plan and elevation of a Regency ornate cottage, cottage ornee)

Background imageLarder Collection: A Distinguished Visitor! (colour litho)

A Distinguished Visitor! (colour litho)
7181710 A Distinguished Visitor! (colour litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: A Distinguished Visitor)

Background imageLarder Collection: Still Life with Game Fowl, 1600 / 03. Creator: Juan Sanchez Cotan

Still Life with Game Fowl, 1600 / 03. Creator: Juan Sanchez Cotan
Still Life with Game Fowl, 1600/03

Background imageLarder Collection: A Youth Pouring Wine in a Larder, 1606 (oil on canvas)

A Youth Pouring Wine in a Larder, 1606 (oil on canvas)
827742 A Youth Pouring Wine in a Larder, 1606 (oil on canvas) by Esteban, Juan (fl.c.1597-1611); 110.5x166.3 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: A Youth Pouring Wine in a Larder)

Background imageLarder Collection: Ranching in the Canadian North-West (engraving)

Ranching in the Canadian North-West (engraving)
1055306 Ranching in the Canadian North-West (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Ranching in the Canadian North-West, an MPs Holiday)

Background imageLarder Collection: A Hunt for a Christmas Dinner in Manitoba (engraving)

A Hunt for a Christmas Dinner in Manitoba (engraving)
1050762 A Hunt for a Christmas Dinner in Manitoba (engraving) by Hall, Sydney Prior (1842-1922) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: A Hunt for a Christmas Dinner in Manitoba)

Background imageLarder Collection: Prangs Aids for Object Teaching - The Kitchen, 1874 (colour litho)

Prangs Aids for Object Teaching - The Kitchen, 1874 (colour litho)
1123859 Prangs Aids for Object Teaching - The Kitchen, 1874 (colour litho) by American School, (19th century); Private Collection; The Stapleton Collection; American, out of copyright

Background imageLarder Collection: The Abbots Larder in Danger (engraving)

The Abbots Larder in Danger (engraving)
1606100 The Abbots Larder in Danger (engraving) by Woodville, Richard Caton II (1856-1927) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Abbots Larder in Danger)

Background imageLarder Collection: Plan and elevation of a Regency cottage

Plan and elevation of a Regency cottage. Floorplan shows best parlor, common parlor, kitchen and scullery. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Rudolph Ackermanns Repository of Arts, London, 1817

Background imageLarder Collection: Plan and elevation of the Savoy buildings, London, 1736

Plan and elevation of the Savoy buildings, London, 1736
Plan and elevation of the Savoy, between the Strand and the Thames River, from a view taken in the year 1736 by George Vertue

Background imageLarder Collection: The Banqueting House, Whitehall, London

The Banqueting House, Whitehall, London. Designed by the architect Inigo Jones in the Palladian style with Corinthian and Ionic columns below a balustrade

Background imageLarder Collection: Perfumery prepared for the Emperor of China by Alex

Perfumery prepared for the Emperor of China by Alex Ross, perfumer with a shop in Bishopsgate Street, London. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Rudolph Ackermanns Repository of Arts, London

Background imageLarder Collection: Inside the Game Pantry (oil on panel)

Inside the Game Pantry (oil on panel)
BSA101072 Inside the Game Pantry (oil on panel) by Bristow, Edmund (1787-1876); 43.1x52.7 cm; Private Collection; eThe British Sporting Art Trust; English, out of copyright

Background imageLarder Collection: The Cafe Riche new kitchens, 1866 (engraving) (b / w photo)

The Cafe Riche new kitchens, 1866 (engraving) (b / w photo)
CHT242810 The Cafe Riche new kitchens, 1866 (engraving) (b/w photo) by French School, (19th century); Bibliotheque des Arts Decoratifs, Paris

Background imageLarder Collection: Game, Fish, Fruit and Vegetables in Baskets and Bowls in a Larder, 1569 (oil on canvas)

Game, Fish, Fruit and Vegetables in Baskets and Bowls in a Larder, 1569 (oil on canvas)
827818 Game, Fish, Fruit and Vegetables in Baskets and Bowls in a Larder, 1569 (oil on canvas) by Beuckelaer or Bueckelaer, Joachim (c.1530-73); 81x104 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Game, Fish)

Background imageLarder Collection: Interior of a Larder with Women cleaning Game, 1852 (oil on panel)

Interior of a Larder with Women cleaning Game, 1852 (oil on panel)
989266 Interior of a Larder with Women cleaning Game, 1852 (oil on panel) by Hove, Hubertus van (1814-65); 44.2x55.9 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Interior of a Larder with Women cleaning Game)

Background imageLarder Collection: Children in an Interior, 1907 (oil on canvas)

Children in an Interior, 1907 (oil on canvas)
CH466182 Children in an Interior, 1907 (oil on canvas) by Geoffroy, Henri Jules Jean (1853-1924); 27.9x36.2 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageLarder Collection: Advert for B. T. H. electric refrigerator 1931

Advert for B. T. H. electric refrigerator 1931
With three years guarantee and lifetime of trouble-proof refrigeration the B.T.H. electric refrigerator. Date: 1931

Background imageLarder Collection: Why We Eat Better, 1951 (b / w photo)

Why We Eat Better, 1951 (b / w photo)
HGL396820 Why We Eat Better, 1951 (b/w photo) by Henderson, Alexander (1831-1913); Hagley Museum & Library, Wilmington, Delaware, USA; (add.info.: Unpublished version of a similar image)

Background imageLarder Collection: Kitchen Scene, with Jesus in the House of Martha and Mary in the background

Kitchen Scene, with Jesus in the House of Martha and Mary in the background
3472149 Kitchen Scene, with Jesus in the House of Martha and Mary in the background, 1569 (oil on panel) by Beuckelaer or Bueckelaer, Joachim (c.1530-73) (circle of); 110x140 cm; Rijksmuseum

Background imageLarder Collection: The city mouse showed her friend the larder, 1930s (colour litho)

The city mouse showed her friend the larder, 1930s (colour litho)
2920371 The city mouse showed her friend the larder, 1930s (colour litho) by Robinson, Charles (1870-1937); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageLarder Collection: Rare Honesty, from A Hundred Anecdotes of Animals, pub. 1924 (engraving)

Rare Honesty, from A Hundred Anecdotes of Animals, pub. 1924 (engraving)
3481275 Rare Honesty, from A Hundred Anecdotes of Animals, pub. 1924 (engraving) by Billingshurst, Percy J. (1871-1933); The Stapleton Collection; out of copyright

Background imageLarder Collection: The American cook (colour litho)

The American cook (colour litho)
3657109 The American cook (colour litho) by American School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The American cook)

Background imageLarder Collection: Christmas at Windsor Castle, meat larder 1857

Christmas at Windsor Castle, meat larder 1857
Christmas time at Windsor Castle, cooks preparing poultry and meat in the larder. Date: 1857

Background imageLarder Collection: The Jackson-Harmsworth Polar Expedition, Return of the 'Windward'(engraving)

The Jackson-Harmsworth Polar Expedition, Return of the "Windward"(engraving)
1100572 The Jackson-Harmsworth Polar Expedition, Return of the " Windward" (engraving) by Overend, William Heysham (1851-98) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageLarder Collection: Advert for Gamages kitchen cabinets 1929

Advert for Gamages kitchen cabinets 1929
A place for everything and everything in its place. Three stand alone units for the kitchen, made from wood, available with easy payment terms. 1929

Background imageLarder Collection: Christmas at Windsor Castle (engraving)

Christmas at Windsor Castle (engraving)
2771263 Christmas at Windsor Castle (engraving) by Portch, Julian (active c. 1855); Private Collection; (add.info.: Christmas at Windsor Castle)

Background imageLarder Collection: Cat, Mouse, Bacon and Cheese, c. 1820

Cat, Mouse, Bacon and Cheese, c. 1820
GG42370 Cat, Mouse, Bacon and Cheese, c.1820 by Anonymous; Private Collection; Photo eGavin Graham Gallery, London, UK; out of copyright

Background imageLarder Collection: The Masons strike at the New Law Courts: The larder (engraving)

The Masons strike at the New Law Courts: The larder (engraving)
606822 The Masons strike at the New Law Courts: The larder (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Masons strike at the New Law Courts)

Background imageLarder Collection: He went to the larder and helped himself to the bread and butter

He went to the larder and helped himself to the bread and butter
489665 He went to the larder and helped himself to the bread and butter, illustration from Chap-books of the Eighteenth Century by John Ashton, pub



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Step into the world of larders, where history and functionality intertwine. From meat safes to the Queen Mary's Amazing Larder, these storage spaces have played a vital role in preserving food throughout time. In 1954, an advert statement highlighted the significance of larders during butter rationing. As households faced scarcity, larders became essential for storing precious supplies like Crawford's Shortbread. But it wasn't just about food preservation; larders also offered creative possibilities. In that same year, DIY enthusiasts explored various ideas such as vacuum cleaner storage racks and even transforming a larder into an office area or a "husband's corner. " The Duke of Fife's game larder from 1881 showcases the grandeur associated with these spaces. Painted by G Durand, this artwork captures the opulence and importance placed on preserving game meats. Moving across continents to South Hill House in Somerset, we find another example of a well-stocked larder. This location served as a testament to how families relied on their provisions stored within these rooms. Venturing into photography, Dorothea Lange captured storerooms and cellars in different parts of America during the Great Depression era. Mrs. Granger's storeroom at Yamhill farms showcases resilience amidst hardship while tent interiors in Santa Clara County reveal humble living conditions. In Gem County, Idaho, Roy Carlock was part of Ola self-help sawmill co-op—a community that understood the value of collective effort when it came to sustenance during challenging times. Meanwhile, Mrs. Wardlow had an impressive collection of 500 quarts of food stored in her dugout cellar at Dead Ox Flat in Oregon—an embodiment of preparedness and self-sufficiency. Lastly, Mrs. Botner arranged her storage cellar at Nyssa Heights with care and precision—showcasing how organization played a crucial role in maximizing the potential of these spaces.