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Slimming Collection

"Unlocking the Secrets of Slimming: A Journey through Time" In the 1930s UK, amidst the pages of The Magnet and Billy Bunter out of reach

Background imageSlimming Collection: Diet and Dieters by Joyce Dennys

Diet and Dieters by Joyce Dennys
A selection of types and the diets they are all eating in order to retain, or, in some cases, reduce their figures. Date: 1929

Background imageSlimming Collection: The Magnet 1930s UK Billy Bunter out of reach Frank Richardson childrens Annuals

The Magnet 1930s UK Billy Bunter out of reach Frank Richardson childrens Annuals
The Magnet 1930s UK Billy Bunter out of reach Frank Richardson childrenÕs Annuals childrens annual

Background imageSlimming Collection: English Rose Corsetry advertisement

English Rose Corsetry advertisement
Advert for the new corselette from English Rose corsetry, exquisitely styled and entirely without bones. It is described as a corselette with wired

Background imageSlimming Collection: Kensitas cigarettes advertisement - they re slimming

Kensitas cigarettes advertisement - they re slimming
Advertisement for Kensitas cigarettes advising that the best way to avoid eating between meals, gaining unslightly fat and avoiding the future shadow (that of a portly older woman)

Background imageSlimming Collection: The dream to be slim, c.1930 (illustration)

The dream to be slim, c.1930 (illustration)
8698345 The dream to be slim, c.1930 (illustration); (add.info.: Society. Lifestyle. Overweight woman looking slim in the mirror. Caricature, France, ca 1930.); © Archives Charmet

Background imageSlimming Collection: Advertisement for slimming pills

Advertisement for slimming pills
5311979 Advertisement for slimming pills; (add.info.: Advertisement for slimming pills. Dated 19th century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageSlimming Collection: Poor relation pays an afternoon call (colour litho)

Poor relation pays an afternoon call (colour litho)
8635668 Poor relation pays an afternoon call (colour litho) by Browne, Tom (1872-1910); Private Collection; (add.info.: Poor relation pays an afternoon call)

Background imageSlimming Collection: The slimming breakfast (b/w photo)

The slimming breakfast (b/w photo)
8657641 The slimming breakfast (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The slimming breakfast)

Background imageSlimming Collection: I can't think how I missed you (colour litho)

I can't think how I missed you (colour litho)
8677204 I can't think how I missed you (colour litho) by May, Phil (1864-1903); Private Collection; (add.info.: I can't think how I missed you. Duel between a fat man and a skinny man)

Background imageSlimming Collection: A few cast off clothes (colour litho)

A few cast off clothes (colour litho)
8635666 A few cast off clothes (colour litho) by Browne, Tom (1872-1910); Private Collection; (add.info.: A few cast off clothes. Postcard, early 20th century.); © Look and Learn

Background imageSlimming Collection: Jeanie Galston, 18, of Blackley, Manchester, rests while the slimming machine gets to

Jeanie Galston, 18, of Blackley, Manchester, rests while the slimming machine gets to work. August 1970 P007852

Background imageSlimming Collection: Actress Paula Byrne who played Doctor Frances Witney in the long-running television

Actress Paula Byrne who played Doctor Frances Witney in the long-running television serial " Emergency Ward 10", on Monday (January 1968) opened her own slimming clinic in Swiss Cottage

Background imageSlimming Collection: Kissing couple (chromolitho)

Kissing couple (chromolitho)
8635600 Kissing couple (chromolitho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Kissing couple. Postcard, early 20th century.); © Look and Learn

Background imageSlimming Collection: Page from Proverbs with Pictures by Charles H Bennett, 1859 (engraving)

Page from Proverbs with Pictures by Charles H Bennett, 1859 (engraving)
8638760 Page from Proverbs with Pictures by Charles H Bennett, 1859 (engraving) by Bennett, Charles Henry (1828-67) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageSlimming Collection: Page from Proverbs with Pictures by Charles H Bennett, 1859 (engraving)

Page from Proverbs with Pictures by Charles H Bennett, 1859 (engraving)
8638775 Page from Proverbs with Pictures by Charles H Bennett, 1859 (engraving) by Bennett, Charles Henry (1828-67) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageSlimming Collection: Kissing Edwardian couple (colour litho)

Kissing Edwardian couple (colour litho)
8656680 Kissing Edwardian couple (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Kissing Edwardian couple. Postcard, early 20th century.); © Look and Learn

Background imageSlimming Collection: Anti Fat. Handy to have in the house. (colour litho)

Anti Fat. Handy to have in the house. (colour litho)
8656648 Anti Fat. Handy to have in the house. (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Anti Fat. Handy to have in the house)

Background imageSlimming Collection: Buck up, you'll soon be dead (colour litho)

Buck up, you'll soon be dead (colour litho)
8656605 Buck up, you'll soon be dead (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Buck up, you'll soon be dead. Large woman and her smaller husband)

Background imageSlimming Collection: Lady-Day (colour litho)

Lady-Day (colour litho)
8674333 Lady-Day (colour litho) by Miles, Helen J.A. (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Lady-Day. Illustration for Tiles from Dame Marjorie's Chimney Corner)

Background imageSlimming Collection: Advertisement for slimming pills

Advertisement for slimming pills
5311981 Advertisement for slimming pills; (add.info.: Advertisement for slimming pills. Dated 19th century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageSlimming Collection: There was an Old Person of Pinner, as thin as a lath, if not thinner (coloured engraving)

There was an Old Person of Pinner, as thin as a lath, if not thinner (coloured engraving)
8634337 There was an Old Person of Pinner, as thin as a lath, if not thinner (coloured engraving) by Lear, Edward (1812-88) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: There was an Old Person of Pinner)

Background imageSlimming Collection: Henrici's Low Calorie Diet (colour litho)

Henrici's Low Calorie Diet (colour litho)
8655817 Henrici's Low Calorie Diet (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Henrici's Low Calorie Diet menu)

Background imageSlimming Collection: The only mount left (colour litho)

The only mount left (colour litho)
8656895 The only mount left (colour litho) by Browne, Tom (1872-1910); Private Collection; (add.info.: The only mount left. Man at the hunt left with a poorly conditioned horse)

Background imageSlimming Collection: He stoops to conquer (colour litho)

He stoops to conquer (colour litho)
8635499 He stoops to conquer (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: He stoops to conquer. Postcard, early 20th century.); © Look and Learn

Background imageSlimming Collection: Her lord and master (litho)

Her lord and master (litho)
8635610 Her lord and master (litho) by Horina, Hans (1865-1918); Private Collection; (add.info.: Her lord and master. Postcard, early 20th century.); © Look and Learn

Background imageSlimming Collection: Swanbill Corsets, 1890. Creator: Unknown

Swanbill Corsets, 1890. Creator: Unknown
Swanbill Corsets, 1890. From "The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper", Volume 42. July to December, 1890

Background imageSlimming Collection: Comic postcard, Woman on the phone - reducing diet Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Woman on the phone - reducing diet Date: 20th century

Background imageSlimming Collection: Heather Bee from Northampton, pictured in a girls and legs show at Eve Nightclub in

Heather Bee from Northampton, pictured in a girls and legs show at Eve Nightclub in London, July 1955. A successful slimmer

Background imageSlimming Collection: Actress Pam St Clement who plays Pat Butcher in the BBC television soap Eastenders

Actress Pam St Clement who plays Pat Butcher in the BBC television soap Eastenders, poses in the Mirror studios. February 1998

Background imageSlimming Collection: Terrys old suit, much too big now, still fits tubby brother Philip

Terrys old suit, much too big now, still fits tubby brother Philip. June 1976 P007934

Background imageSlimming Collection: A new slim Jean Rogers after losing nine stone on a diet

A new slim Jean Rogers after losing nine stone on a diet. Her old dress is big enough for two. June 1972 P007903

Background imageSlimming Collection: Slimming - Exercises: Reaching for fitness: Roy Kinnear

Slimming - Exercises: Reaching for fitness: Roy Kinnear and Delia Whittaker Stretch into new shape. July 1977 P013700

Background imageSlimming Collection: Man making advances on a young woman (colour litho)

Man making advances on a young woman (colour litho)
7151021 Man making advances on a young woman (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Comic postcard on a food related theme)

Background imageSlimming Collection: The long, ever-growing procession of the little Belgian children (colour litho)

The long, ever-growing procession of the little Belgian children (colour litho)
2777608 The long, ever-growing procession of the little Belgian children (colour litho) by Beltrame, Achille (1871-1945); Private Collection; (add.info.: " The long)

Background imageSlimming Collection: Female ideal around 1900: young beauty with a very thin silhouette, postcard. (photo)

Female ideal around 1900: young beauty with a very thin silhouette, postcard. (photo)
PCT4258000 Female ideal around 1900: young beauty with a very thin silhouette, postcard. (photo) by Manuel, Henri (1874-1947); © Patrice Cartier. All rights reserved 2022

Background imageSlimming Collection: Georgian art lovers at an exhibition at the Royal Academy. 1831 (engraving)

Georgian art lovers at an exhibition at the Royal Academy. 1831 (engraving)
7234813 Georgian art lovers at an exhibition at the Royal Academy. 1831 (engraving) by Rowlandson, Thomas (1756-1827) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageSlimming Collection: Portrait of a woman from Battersea, London, 1916 (colour litho)

Portrait of a woman from Battersea, London, 1916 (colour litho)
7153653 Portrait of a woman from Battersea, London, 1916 (colour litho) by Belcher, George (1875-1947); Private Collection; (add.info.: Portrait of a woman from Battersea, London)

Background imageSlimming Collection: A wherry-man helps an obese man on to his wherry boat. 1831 (engraving)

A wherry-man helps an obese man on to his wherry boat. 1831 (engraving)
7234821 A wherry-man helps an obese man on to his wherry boat. 1831 (engraving) by Rowlandson, Thomas (1756-1827) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageSlimming Collection: A corpulent man staring angrily at a fop for looking at his daug, 1831 (engraving)

A corpulent man staring angrily at a fop for looking at his daug, 1831 (engraving)
7234805 A corpulent man staring angrily at a fop for looking at his daug, 1831 (engraving) by Rowlandson, Thomas (1756-1827) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageSlimming Collection: Fidgety Frank (colour litho)

Fidgety Frank (colour litho)
7157018 Fidgety Frank (colour litho) by Hassall, John (1868-1948) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Fidgety Frank. Illustration from Six and Twenty Boys and Girls (Blackie & Son Limited)

Background imageSlimming Collection: Condemned, a scene at the London Guildhall (colour litho)

Condemned, a scene at the London Guildhall (colour litho)
7201159 Condemned, a scene at the London Guildhall (colour litho) by Armitage, Thomas Liddal (1855-1924); Private Collection; (add.info.: Condemned, a scene at the London Guildhall)

Background imageSlimming Collection: Thomas Wood, the abstemious miller, 1719-1783. 1869 (lithograph)

Thomas Wood, the abstemious miller, 1719-1783. 1869 (lithograph)
7232970 Thomas Wood, the abstemious miller, 1719-1783. 1869 (lithograph) by Cooper, Robert (fl.1800-36); Private Collection; (add.info.: Thomas Wood, the abstemious miller, 1719-1783)

Background imageSlimming Collection: Masquerade scene at Kensington Gardens (engraving)

Masquerade scene at Kensington Gardens (engraving)
7153656 Masquerade scene at Kensington Gardens (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageSlimming Collection: Cooking a bloater (colour litho)

Cooking a bloater (colour litho)
7150937 Cooking a bloater (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Comic postcard on a food related theme. Early 20th century.); © Look and Learn

Background imageSlimming Collection: In the Lodging House (colour litho)

In the Lodging House (colour litho)
7181928 In the Lodging House (colour litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: In the Lodging House)

Background imageSlimming Collection: Le Vocabulaire Illustre: Maigreur; Thinness; Hagerkeit (engraving)

Le Vocabulaire Illustre: Maigreur; Thinness; Hagerkeit (engraving)
7196591 Le Vocabulaire Illustre: Maigreur; Thinness; Hagerkeit (engraving) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Maigreur; Thinness; Hagerkeit)

Background imageSlimming Collection: Advertisement for Bile Beans (colour litho)

Advertisement for Bile Beans (colour litho)
982594 Advertisement for Bile Beans (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Advertisement for Bile Beans)

Background imageSlimming Collection: The new banting bed for reducing the figure (litho)

The new banting bed for reducing the figure (litho)
1090687 The new banting bed for reducing the figure (litho) by Robinson, William Heath (1872-1944); Private Collection; (add.info.: The new banting bed for reducing the figure)



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"Unlocking the Secrets of Slimming: A Journey through Time" In the 1930s UK, amidst the pages of The Magnet and Billy Bunter out of reach, a wave of fascination with slimming began to sweep across society. Frank Richardson's children's Annuals captured the imaginations of young readers, while an English Rose Corsetry advertisement promised women a path towards achieving their desired figure. Meanwhile, Joyce Dennys delved into the world of diet and dieters, shedding light on the struggles and triumphs faced by those seeking to shed pounds. Even unexpected sources like Kensitas cigarettes claimed they were "slimming, " adding fuel to this weight-loss frenzy. Actress Paula Byrne, known for her role as Doctor Frances Witney in a long-running television series, embodied both beauty and health. Her presence served as inspiration for many who yearned for a slimmer physique. A comic postcard from the 20th century depicted a woman engrossed in conversation about her reducing diet - a humorous reflection on society's obsession with slimness. Meanwhile, Jeanie Galston from Blackley took respite while undergoing treatment with a slimming machine that aimed to sculpt her body. Exercises became synonymous with reaching fitness goals; Roy Kinnear championed this cause in his pursuit of physical well-being through various routines designed for slimming down. Venturing further back in time, we encounter Majnun atop his camel in exquisite gouache with gold on paper from the 19th century. This artwork reminds us that even centuries ago, ideals surrounding appearance played a significant role in shaping societal norms. The allure of being slender also found its way into color lithographs depicting encounters between men making advances on young women or showcasing little Belgian children parading along streets—a testament to how pervasive these notions had become within popular culture.