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Sep19 Collection

"sep19: A Captivating Glimpse into the Past" Step back in time and immerse yourself in the enchanting world of "sep19

Background imageSep19 Collection: Mary Pinnock as Ophelia by Julia Margaret Cameron

Mary Pinnock as Ophelia by Julia Margaret Cameron
Ophelia (Mary Pinnock) by Julia Margaret Cameron. Date: 1867

Background imageSep19 Collection: Doreen Davey with record-breaking Wye salmon 1923

Doreen Davey with record-breaking Wye salmon 1923
A woman breaks the record for Wye salmon: a 59 & a half pounder. Doreen Davey with her giant salmon landed after a two-hour struggle. Her father, Major G.W

Background imageSep19 Collection: Askers Road House near Dorchester in Dorset pictured at night with a smart car sweeping

Askers Road House near Dorchester in Dorset pictured at night with a smart car sweeping up the drive. Road houses gained in popularity during the inter-war years often offering drinking, dancing

Background imageSep19 Collection: H. G. Wells by Autori

H. G. Wells by Autori
Herbert George Wells, aka H.G. Wells (1866 - 1946), English master of science fiction, wrote several classics before 1900: The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds

Background imageSep19 Collection: Heliograph used by British army in Africa

Heliograph used by British army in Africa
Heliograph used in the British army in Africa, probably during the Boer War (1899-1902). The heliograph is a wireless telegraph that signals by flashes of sunlight (generally using Morse code)

Background imageSep19 Collection: The Cherbourg Fetes, the Pera leaving Southampton

The Cherbourg Fetes, the Pera leaving Southampton
The " Pera" with members of the House of Commons on board, leaving Southampton to take part in the Cherbourg Fetes

Background imageSep19 Collection: Lady Milbanke at Mullaboden with her children

Lady Milbanke at Mullaboden with her children
Margaret Sheila Mackellar Chisholm (1895 -1969), Lady Loughborough, Australian Born wife of Francis Edward Scudamore St Clair-Erskine, Lord Loughborough (died 1929)

Background imageSep19 Collection: Mrs and Mrs Romilly (Esmond and Jessica Mitford)

Mrs and Mrs Romilly (Esmond and Jessica Mitford)
Jessica Mitford (1917 - 1996), author and fifth of the six Mitford sisters, photographed with her first husband and cousin, Esmond Romilly, at a Miami restaurant they ran in 1940

Background imageSep19 Collection: Judo as self-defence as demonstrated by Phyllis Boutell

Judo as self-defence as demonstrated by Phyllis Boutell
Page showing Miss Phyllis Boutell and Mr Charles Cawkell demonstrating how judo, or ju-jitsu, can be an effective form of self-defence if attacked

Background imageSep19 Collection: Lady Ursula Filmer-Sankey & sons by Madame Yevonde

Lady Ursula Filmer-Sankey & sons by Madame Yevonde
Lady Ursula Filmer-Sankey (1902-1978), formerly Lady Ursula Grosvenor, daughter of the Duke of Westminster, photographed by Madame Yevonde with her sons, Patrick (right) and Christopher. Date: 1932

Background imageSep19 Collection: Margaret Whigham & Charles Sweeny engagement at The Embassy

Margaret Whigham & Charles Sweeny engagement at The Embassy
Miss Margaret Whigham and Mr Charles Sweeny at a party at the Embassy Club to celebrate their engagement in December 1932

Background imageSep19 Collection: Margaret Whigham as The Precious One at the Gay Party

Margaret Whigham as The Precious One at the Gay Party
Miss Margaret Whigham, celebrated debutante and it girl, later Mrs Charles Sweeny and then the Duchess of Argyll, whose divorce case in 1963 scandalised the country

Background imageSep19 Collection: Confessions by Camera, Ms Charles Sweeny

Confessions by Camera, Ms Charles Sweeny
Page from The Sketch, part of a series entitled, Confessions by Camera. This one features Mrs Charles Sweeny, former deb of the year and it girl

Background imageSep19 Collection: The Last Trout by H. M. Bateman

The Last Trout by H. M. Bateman
A group of determined fishermen all compete for the last (rather small) trout left in a river. Date: 1931

Background imageSep19 Collection: The Prince of Wales, Chiberta golf course, Biarritz, 1931

The Prince of Wales, Chiberta golf course, Biarritz, 1931
The Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII, Duke of Windsor) pictured at the famous golf course of Chiberta in Biarritz, one of his favourite continental courses during the 1930s

Background imageSep19 Collection: Oswald Mosley and family on the Riviera 1931

Oswald Mosley and family on the Riviera 1931
Sir Oswald and Lady Cynthia Mosley with their children Vivien and Nicholas at Cap D Antibes in 1931. The Mosleys were frequent visitors to the French Riviera during this period. Date: 1931

Background imageSep19 Collection: Tatler cover, Lord and Lady George Scott by Madame Yevonde

Tatler cover, Lord and Lady George Scott by Madame Yevonde
Lord George Scott, younger brother of the Duke of Buccleuch, with his wife, the artist Molly Bishop. Date: 1940

Background imageSep19 Collection: Margaret Whigham & Mrs Colclough, Best of Everything Ball

Margaret Whigham & Mrs Colclough, Best of Everything Ball
Miss Margaret Whigham and Mrs Colclough displaying British gloves, stockings and scarves at the Best of Everything Dinner

Background imageSep19 Collection: Margaret Whigham at the British Porcelain Ball

Margaret Whigham at the British Porcelain Ball
Margaret Whigham (1912 - 1993), British society figure, debutante of the year in 1930. Later Mrs Charles Sweeny, after marrying the American golfer, and then Duchess of Argyll

Background imageSep19 Collection: Margaret Whigham with poodles Gabi & Suki by Madame Yevonde

Margaret Whigham with poodles Gabi & Suki by Madame Yevonde
Margaret Whigham (1912 - 1993), British society figure, debutante of the year in 1930. Later Mrs Charles Sweeny, after marrying the American golfer, and then Duchess of Argyll

Background imageSep19 Collection: Mrs Charles Sweeny & Lady Dunn at Sandwich

Mrs Charles Sweeny & Lady Dunn at Sandwich
Mrs Charles Sweeny, looking as chic as ever, with Lady Dunn (rocking a rather fabulous jumpsuit) and her daughter, Countess John de Bendern at Whites Club golf tournament at Sandwich

Background imageSep19 Collection: Lady Diana Abdy by Madame Yevonde

Lady Diana Abdy by Madame Yevonde
(Helen) Diana (nÚÑáBridgeman), Lady Abdy (1907 - 1967), Fashion leader; wife of Sir Robert Henry Abdy; daughter of 5th Earl of Bradford

Background imageSep19 Collection: Kenneth Wagg & Ian Fleming at Whites Club golf tournament

Kenneth Wagg & Ian Fleming at Whites Club golf tournament
Novelist Ian Fleming pictured with Kenneth Wagg at a Whites Club golf tournament in Sandwich, Kent, in July 1938. Date: 1938

Background imageSep19 Collection: Margaret Whigham, Jeanne Stourton at Vacanis matinee

Margaret Whigham, Jeanne Stourton at Vacanis matinee
A group dressed as lawn tennis girls of the 1880s for the charity matinee performance at the Pavilion Theatre of pupils of Madame Vacanis dancing school

Background imageSep19 Collection: A Dance at the Embassy Club in Cairo 1923

A Dance at the Embassy Club in Cairo 1923
A dance at the Embassy Club in Cairo, an outpost of the club in Londons Old Bond Street, catering to high society in Egypt. Some of the revellers in this photograph include Glen Kidston, Mr. R. E

Background imageSep19 Collection: Lady Young (formerly Lady Scott), Peter Scott, Wayland Young

Lady Young (formerly Lady Scott), Peter Scott, Wayland Young
The sculptor, Lady Young, formerly Kathleen Bruce, then Lady Scott, wife of the polar explorer, Robert Falcon Scott. Pictured with her son by her first husband Peter Scott

Background imageSep19 Collection: Dress and cape by Molyneux, 1932

Dress and cape by Molyneux, 1932
An evening dress of green and white crepe romaine with ruching around the hips, worn with a cape of black velvet, trimmed with ermine. Designed by Edward Molyneux of 60, Grosvenor Street. Date: 1932

Background imageSep19 Collection: Electric telegraph used in Crimean War, 1854

Electric telegraph used in Crimean War, 1854
Electric telegraph used in the Crimean War, 1854. The plough for laying the wire. The wire is deposited by a subsoil plough in the ground

Background imageSep19 Collection: Society at the Cataract Hotel, Assuan (Aswan), Egypt

Society at the Cataract Hotel, Assuan (Aswan), Egypt
Group of well-known people at the Cataract Hotel in Aswan, near the huge dam. Pictured are Sir Oliver Duncan (in white hat), Delia de Bagno, the Marquess of Huntly, Lady Joan Villiers

Background imageSep19 Collection: Wish You Were Here postcard

Wish You Were Here postcard
Seaside postcard featuring a woman in a yellow swimsuit sunbathing in a rather uncomfortable rocky spot on an unidentified beach

Background imageSep19 Collection: Swimmers at Thorness Bay, Isle of Wight, 1920s

Swimmers at Thorness Bay, Isle of Wight, 1920s
A group of women pose for a photograph on the beach at Thorness Bay on the Isle of Wight. The back of the photograph describes the day as a picnic for Gs 21st birthday. G is fourth from left

Background imageSep19 Collection: Gifts to Princess Mary on her wedding, 1922

Gifts to Princess Mary on her wedding, 1922
A sapphire galaxy: royal and other gifts to Princess Mary on her wedding to Viscount Lascelles in February 1922. Most of the royal gifts of jewellery contained sapphires

Background imageSep19 Collection: The Combined Fleet in China

The Combined Fleet in China
The combined fleet in China - transports in Cowloong (Kowloon) Bay preparing to get under way for the North. Date: 1860

Background imageSep19 Collection: Polars bears at the London Hippodrome, January 1910

Polars bears at the London Hippodrome, January 1910
Seventy polar bears, transported there to take part in the theatres Christmas water spectacular, The Arctic. Fifty of them plunged from icebergs into the water while the remaining bears roamed about

Background imageSep19 Collection: Lady Weymouth by Madame Yevonde

Lady Weymouth by Madame Yevonde
Viscountess Weymouth by Madame Yevonde. She was formerly the Hon. Daphne Winifred Louise Vivian (1904-1997), and married Viscount Weymouth in 1927. Date: 1931

Background imageSep19 Collection: Aquascutum advertisement with Owen Nares & Isabel Jeans

Aquascutum advertisement with Owen Nares & Isabel Jeans
Advertisement for Aquascutum Limited depicting Owen Nares, starring in Counsels Opinion at the Strand Theatre wearing an Aquascutum coat which eventually ends up on his co-star Isabel Jeans

Background imageSep19 Collection: Serge Lifar at the Venice Lido

Serge Lifar at the Venice Lido
Serge Lifar of the Russian Ballet, burnished by the sun, adopts a balletic pose on the beach at the Venice Lido at the feet of beauty, as represented by Madame Simon Rolo

Background imageSep19 Collection: Daisy Kennedy the violinist by Madame Yevonde

Daisy Kennedy the violinist by Madame Yevonde
" An artist to her fingertips". Daisy Kennedy (Mrs. John Drinkwater), 1893-1981, Australian-born concert violinist. Date: 1931

Background imageSep19 Collection: Blackpool, The Babylon of the North by Tom Titt

Blackpool, The Babylon of the North by Tom Titt
Detailed double page spread by Tom Titt in The Tatler reflecting the vast range of amusements at Blackpool, described as, " the Babylon of the North...the wonder-city of non-stop pleasure by

Background imageSep19 Collection: Marion Davies by Autori

Marion Davies by Autori
Caricature of Marion Davies (1897 - 1961), actress, producer, screenwriter, philanthropist and lover of William Randolph Hearst

Background imageSep19 Collection: Lady Castlerosse in Cannes

Lady Castlerosse in Cannes
Lady Castlerosse, formerly Miss Doris Delavigne, pictured with Mr John McMullen cruising off Cannes. Date: 1931

Background imageSep19 Collection: The De Havilland School of Flying

The De Havilland School of Flying
Page from The Tatler featuring photographs of the De Havilland School of Flying at Hatfield Aerodrome. Pictures show the club buildings from the air, the lounge

Background imageSep19 Collection: Doris and Anna Zinkeisen at the theatre

Doris and Anna Zinkeisen at the theatre
Doris (left) and Anna Zinkeisen, artist sisters and designers, pictures at the opening night of " Waltzes in Vienna" at Alhambra Theatre in August 1931. Date: 1931

Background imageSep19 Collection: Tatler cover, The Hon. Mary Coke by Madame Yevonde

Tatler cover, The Hon. Mary Coke by Madame Yevonde
The Hon. Mary Katharine Coke, younger daughter of Viscount and Viscountess Coke, and granddaughter of the Earl of Leicester, pictured at the time of her engagement to Thomas Cockayne Harvey

Background imageSep19 Collection: Mrs Anthony Eden by Madame Yevonde

Mrs Anthony Eden by Madame Yevonde
Mrs Anthony Eden, nee Beatrice Beckett photographed by Madame Yevonde. The Tatler describes the picture as her latest portrait but in fact the image dates back to 1935 when a colour version of her as

Background imageSep19 Collection: WaF officer uniform from Moss Bros 1940

WaF officer uniform from Moss Bros 1940
Advertisement for Moss Bros during the Second World War, and their regulation uniform. A photograph of a woman modelling an officers uniform in blue barathea cloth for the Womens Auxiliary Air Force

Background imageSep19 Collection: Bicycle in Daks 1940

Bicycle in Daks 1940
Advertisement for the Daks suit from Simpson of Piccadilly, ideal for wartime wear in clean, dust-resisting whipcord, hardy corduroy or practical grey flannel. Date: 1940

Background imageSep19 Collection: Advert for Hershelle clothing 1940

Advert for Hershelle clothing 1940
Advertisement for Hershelle womens clothing showing a woman in Yardleys of Bond Street seemingly so engrossed in the shops catalogue



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"sep19: A Captivating Glimpse into the Past" Step back in time and immerse yourself in the enchanting world of "sep19. " From Julia Margaret Cameron's mesmerizing portrayal of Mary Pinnock as Ophelia to Doreen Davey proudly displaying her record-breaking Wye salmon in 1923, these snapshots offer a window into history. Delve further and discover H. G. Wells captured by Autori, his visionary spirit shining through. As night falls, Askers Road House near Dorchester illuminates with a smart car gracefully sweeping past, blending modernity with tradition. Witness the ingenuity of the British army as they employ a heliograph in Africa, harnessing sunlight for communication across vast distances. The Cherbourg Fetes come alive before your eyes, bidding farewell to the majestic Pera departing from Southampton. Marvel at Mrs and Mrs Romilly (Esmond and Jessica Mitford), their love story etched forever on film. Margaret Whigham & Charles Sweeny's engagement at The Embassy radiates joy and anticipation while Margaret Whigham dazzles as The Precious One at an extravagant Gay Party. Indulge in "Confessions by Camera, " where Ms Charles Sweeny unveils secrets through her lens, capturing raw emotions frozen in time. Lady Milbanke cherishes precious moments with her children at Mullaboden while Mrs O Malley-Keyes shares laughter with Charlie Chaplin amidst the scenic beauty of Biarritz. Each image encapsulates a unique tale from yesteryears - tales that transcend generations and ignite our imagination today. Join us on this captivating journey through sep19; let these photographs transport you to forgotten realms filled with nostalgia, wonderment, and timeless elegance.