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Lunch Collection

"Lunch: A Timeless Tradition of Savoring Flavors and Creating Memories" Step back in time to 1922, where Jeeves and Wooster indulged in a delightful midday feast

Background imageLunch Collection: Jeeves and Wooster, 1922

Jeeves and Wooster, 1922
P.G. Wodehouse story in The Strand, March 1922, entitled Sir Roderick Comes to Lunch

Background imageLunch Collection: Quick Lunch and Snack Bar at Paddington Station, 1936

Quick Lunch and Snack Bar at Paddington Station, 1936
An interior view of Paddington station showing a busy snack bar, which probably opened soon after the modernisation of the station in the 1930s

Background imageLunch Collection: Hogarth, Four Times of the Day, Noon

Hogarth, Four Times of the Day, Noon
Hogarth, Four Times of the Day, 2. Noon. A group of Huguenots attend the French Church in Hog Lane, London (right), opposite an eating house and a group of disreputable people (left)

Background imageLunch Collection: One of the Famly - a horse joins a family meal

One of the Famly - a horse joins a family meal
One of the Family by Frederick George Cotman (original in the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool). Cotman painted this romantic scene of rustic domestic life at the Black Boy Inn at Hurley on Thames

Background imageLunch Collection: The Harvesters, 1565. Creator: Pieter Bruegel the Elder

The Harvesters, 1565. Creator: Pieter Bruegel the Elder
The Harvesters, 1565

Background imageLunch Collection: Advert for Horlicks ration of malted milk tablets 1916

Advert for Horlicks ration of malted milk tablets 1916
Restoring energy and vitality Horlicks malted milk compressed tablets, supplied in a air tight tin. 1916

Background imageLunch Collection: The Gentleman Who Asked the Carver - H. M. Bateman

The Gentleman Who Asked the Carver - H. M. Bateman
The Gentleman who asked the carver at Simpson s-in-the-Strand whether the meat was English or foreign. A curious and innocent question from a diner at the famous English restaurant causing more than

Background imageLunch Collection: On the rails at Goodwood by Howard K Elcock

On the rails at Goodwood by Howard K Elcock
An illustration showing how the Goodwood meeting at the end of the Season was as much a picnic party as a race meeting, with smart spectators enjoying a picnic lunch

Background imageLunch Collection: The Toast by William Heath Robinson

The Toast by William Heath Robinson
A charming and detailed scene showing a large extended family, or possibly group of villagers drinking a toast around a large table groaning with delicious fruit pies, turkey, jelly, soup

Background imageLunch Collection: Nottinghamshire, UK. Melton Mowbray pork pie on handmade ceramic plate

Nottinghamshire, UK. Melton Mowbray pork pie on handmade ceramic plate

Background imageLunch Collection: Heavy shire horse pulls an old hay rake

Heavy shire horse pulls an old hay rake
A farmer and his heavy horse take a break from working to gather hay on a field. They stop to talk to another farmer and a young lady in white dress

Background imageLunch Collection: Giraffe Manor in kenya

Giraffe Manor in kenya
Jie Fischer

Background imageLunch Collection: Lunch at the Restaurant Fournaise (The Rowers Lunch)

Lunch at the Restaurant Fournaise (The Rowers Lunch), Renoir, Pierre-Auguste (1841-1919). Oil on canvas

Background imageLunch Collection: Joyes Shop in Pound Street, Petworth

Joyes Shop in Pound Street, Petworth, showing a hanging display of pheasants, chickens and rabbits, turkeys with the butcher

Background imageLunch Collection: Refreshments at Paddington Station, c. 1920

Refreshments at Paddington Station, c. 1920
A refreshment porter hands a first class passenger a luncheon basket through the window of a carriage while stationary at Paddington station, c.1920

Background imageLunch 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 imageLunch Collection: Stuffed Kittens Lunch

Stuffed Kittens Lunch
Stuffed animals sit around a tiny table eating and drinking at the Walter Potter Museum, Jamaica Inn, London, sadly sold off and disbanded in 2003. Date: 1960s

Background imageLunch Collection: FRANKENSTEIN, 1931. Boris Karloff still in makeup as the Monster

FRANKENSTEIN, 1931. Boris Karloff still in makeup as the Monster, having lunch on the stage set of Frankenstein, 1931

Background imageLunch Collection: The Eton vs. Harrow Cricket Match, Lords, 1910

The Eton vs. Harrow Cricket Match, Lords, 1910
Photographs showing various views of the Eton vs. Harrow Cricket match, held at Lords Cricket Ground, London, 1910. The images show (clockwise from top left): R.S.L. Fowler and D.G

Background imageLunch Collection: Authentic Ploughman s

Authentic Ploughman s
Ploughmans Lunch; farmworkers on the Wiltshire Downs enjoy their mid-day break

Background imageLunch Collection: The Dinner Hour, Wigan, 1874 (oil on canvas)

The Dinner Hour, Wigan, 1874 (oil on canvas)
MAN62941 The Dinner Hour, Wigan, 1874 (oil on canvas) by Crowe, Eyre (1824-1910); 76.3x107 cm; Manchester Art Gallery, UK; (add.info.: by Eyre Crowe); © Manchester Art Gallery

Background imageLunch Collection: Manchester, England - Piccadilly Gardens

Manchester, England - Piccadilly Gardens
Manchester, England - the busy Piccadilly Street and Piccadilly Gardens showing shop fronts, cars, and businesses. circa 1910s

Background imageLunch Collection: Map, route of Santa Fe Railroad, USA

Map, route of Santa Fe Railroad, USA
Map showing the route of the Santa Fe Railroad, USA, from the Great Lakes in the east, to the Gulf of Mexico in the south, and the Pacific coast in the west

Background imageLunch Collection: 'Japan' album: Young Japanese women eat rice during lunch

"Japan" album: Young Japanese women eat rice during lunch Japan. Date of Photograph:1866-1890

Background imageLunch Collection: Winery Lunch

Winery Lunch
Houghtons in the Swan Valley Perth the perfect spot for lunch

Background imageLunch Collection: An oil painting of Prince Philip - an old boy of the school - looks down on the dining

An oil painting of Prince Philip - an old boy of the school - looks down on the dining hall in the main building of Gordonstoun, where Prince Charles is to go to school. 1962

Background imageLunch Collection: ICON: ABRAHAM & ANGELS. Abraham and Sarah serving the three angels in the grove of Mamre

ICON: ABRAHAM & ANGELS. Abraham and Sarah serving the three angels in the grove of Mamre (Genesis 18: 1-15): Byzantine icon, late 14th century

Background imageLunch Collection: Whatever the pleasure: Cycling, 1955

Whatever the pleasure: Cycling, 1955
layers Navy Cut rectangular covered counter-card featuring an illustration of a young man and lady taking a break from a bike ride to sit and smoke on a bench around a tree

Background imageLunch Collection: Christmas Day 100 years ago by H. L. Oakley

Christmas Day 100 years ago by H. L. Oakley
Charming silhouettes cut by H. L. Oakley depicting a traditional Victorian Christmas. The morning begins with a visit to church, followed by skating on a frozen pond

Background imageLunch Collection: The Scotsman who had his moneys worth

The Scotsman who had his moneys worth
Humorous illustration by H. M. Bateman showing a rotund and satisfied Scottish man sitting at a restaurant table, having managed to eat everything on the set price lunch menu while a waiter removes a

Background imageLunch Collection: Refreshment Rooms, Paddington Station, c. 1923

Refreshment Rooms, Paddington Station, c. 1923
This glamourous shot was taken around 1923 and shows the interior of the Refreshment Rooms, situated on Platform 1 at Paddington station in London

Background imageLunch Collection: Tetbury primary school, Gloucestershire. 250 meals are served in the '

Tetbury primary school, Gloucestershire. 250 meals are served in the " dining room" and then the room is cleared so that the room can be used for classes. September 1962

Background imageLunch Collection: Coach party having lunch in a pub

Coach party having lunch in a pub
A coach party stops for lunch in a pub. circa 1950s

Background imageLunch Collection: Annual Eton v Harrow cricket match at Lords

Annual Eton v Harrow cricket match at Lords
Scene during the annual Eton v Harrow cricket match at Lords Cricket Ground in NW London, 13 July 1934. Showing people strolling about during the lunch interval

Background imageLunch Collection: Dollar Savings Bank, Niles, Ohio, USA

Dollar Savings Bank, Niles, Ohio, USA, marking the spot where President McKinley was born. Date: circa 1905

Background imageLunch Collection: The Humorist Easter Number 1938

The Humorist Easter Number 1938
The Humorist Easter Number front cover illustrated by William Heath Robinson featuring two exhausted cyclists sleeping off a picnic lunch, unaware that somebody is riding away on their tandem bicycle

Background imageLunch Collection: Scything the Hay

Scything the Hay
Four men scythe hay into rows : a woman brings their lunch

Background imageLunch Collection: The Plum Pudding in Danger or State Epicures taking un Petit Souper, 1805 (engraving)

The Plum Pudding in Danger or State Epicures taking un Petit Souper, 1805 (engraving)
7088732 The Plum Pudding in Danger or State Epicures taking un Petit Souper, 1805 (engraving) by Gillray, James (1757-1815); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageLunch Collection: Selection of typical italian cheese in wood chopping board

Selection of typical italian cheese in wood chopping board

Background imageLunch Collection: Deliciously Yours! P. S. Don t Those Franks Look Wonderful? Advertisement for Hunts Tomato Catsup

Deliciously Yours! P. S. Don t Those Franks Look Wonderful? Advertisement for Hunts Tomato Catsup
KETCHUP AD, 1955. Deliciously Yours! P.S. Don t Those Franks Look Wonderful? Advertisement for Hunts Tomato Catsup, from an American magazine of 1955

Background imageLunch Collection: Toasted cheese sandwich

Toasted cheese sandwich

Background imageLunch Collection: TEXAS: LUNCHEONETTE, 1939. An outdoor hamburger stand at Harlingen, Texas

TEXAS: LUNCHEONETTE, 1939. An outdoor hamburger stand at Harlingen, Texas. Photograph by Russell Lee, February 1939

Background imageLunch Collection: Cheese nachos

Cheese nachos, Mexican food, Mexico, North America

Background imageLunch Collection: Cornfield in Essex, 1875 (oil on canvas)

Cornfield in Essex, 1875 (oil on canvas)
BAL34363 Cornfield in Essex, 1875 (oil on canvas) by Trappes, Francis M. (fl.1868-85); Josef Mensing Gallery, Hamm-Rhynern, Germany; English, out of copyright

Background imageLunch Collection: And now... ? Eat? Part 1

And now... ? Eat? Part 1
Wieteke de Kogel

Background imageLunch Collection: The Beatles, at lunch, London. Left to Right

The Beatles, at lunch, London. Left to Right: Road Manager Neil Aspinall in the bottom left corner (this possibly, but cannot be 100% id d), then George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr

Background imageLunch Collection: Social - Claridges Lunch

Social - Claridges Lunch
Luncheon at Claridges Hotel, a convenient eatery if you are shopping in Londons Mayfair Date: 1912

Background imageLunch Collection: LUNCH AT CLARIDGES 1914

LUNCH AT CLARIDGES 1914
Lunch at Claridges Hotel, London Date: 1914



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"Lunch: A Timeless Tradition of Savoring Flavors and Creating Memories" Step back in time to 1922, where Jeeves and Wooster indulged in a delightful midday feast. As depicted by Hogarth's "Four Times of the Day, " noon was a momentous hour for lunch enthusiasts. Imagine strolling through Paddington Station in 1936, enticed by the aroma wafting from the Quick Lunch and Snack Bar. The hustle and bustle of travelers mingled with the sizzling sounds of delectable dishes being prepared. In William Heath Robinson's whimsical artwork, "The Toast, " we witness an ingenious contraption that ensures perfectly toasted bread for a satisfying lunchtime treat. Transport yourself to Nottinghamshire, UK, where a Melton Mowbray pork pie rests on a handmade ceramic plate. This iconic dish embodies British culinary heritage at its finest. Surrounded by loved ones during mealtime is truly heartwarming – even when one unexpected guest joins in. Witness how One of the Family becomes part of cherished memories shared over lunch. Pieter Bruegel the Elder's masterpiece "The Harvesters" showcases hardworking individuals taking respite from their laborious tasks to enjoy nourishment under golden rays. A reminder that sustenance fuels productivity. A heavy shire horse effortlessly pulls an old hay rake while farmers pause for their well-deserved reprieve. Even these noble creatures understand the importance of refueling during lunch breaks. At Goodwood races, Howard K Elcock captures racetrack enthusiasts relishing delicious meals trackside as they soak up exhilarating moments between races – proving that good food enhances any experience. Market reports come alive as an English Country Squire expertly carves succulent beef before eager diners' eyes. A testament to tradition and expertise passed down through generations. Giraffe Manor in Kenya offers an extraordinary dining experience where elegant giraffes gracefully join guests for lunch.