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Toast Collection

"Toast: A Timeless Delight for Every Occasion" Indulge in the simple pleasure of toast, a culinary masterpiece that has stood the test of time

Background imageToast Collection: Night and Morning (coloured etching)

Night and Morning (coloured etching)
STC188361 Night and Morning (coloured etching) by Seymour, Robert (1798-1836); Private Collection; (add.info.: Shortshanks was Seymours shortlived pseudonym)

Background imageToast Collection: Heath Robinson Kitchen 3 of 4

Heath Robinson Kitchen 3 of 4
Heath Robinson Does Away with Servants - Patent Applied for by " The Sketch" in the Kitchen. A busy Kitchen, which is a typically Heath Robinson design, with a system of pulleys

Background imageToast Collection: Queen Mother drinks a pint of beer in a pub in Stepney

Queen Mother drinks a pint of beer in a pub in Stepney

Background imageToast Collection: Fox Hunters toast a day on the hunt at their local

Fox Hunters toast a day on the hunt at their local
A group of riders and their hounds toast a day at the hunt outside a local pub. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageToast Collection: Silent Film Still: Drinking

Silent Film Still: Drinking

Background imageToast 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 imageToast Collection: Santos-Dumont / Sem

Santos-Dumont / Sem
ALBERTO SANTOS-DUMONT Brazilian aviation pioneer in France Date: 1873 - 1932

Background imageToast Collection: Darby and Joan (oil on canvas)

Darby and Joan (oil on canvas)
THA15411 Darby and Joan (oil on canvas) by Sadler, Walter Dendy (1854-1923); 84.5x120.7 cm; Towneley Hall Art Gallery and Museum, Burnley, Lancashire; eTowneley Hall Art Gallery and Museum; English

Background imageToast Collection: Mr Micawber makes Punch - David Copperfield, Charles Dickens

Mr Micawber makes Punch - David Copperfield, Charles Dickens Date: circa 1910s

Background imageToast Collection: Three American soldiers at a sidewalk cafe in Paris, France, following the Allied liberation of

Three American soldiers at a sidewalk cafe in Paris, France, following the Allied liberation of the city, August 1944
WORLD WAR II: PARIS, 1944. Three American soldiers at a sidewalk cafe in Paris, France, following the Allied liberation of the city, August 1944

Background imageToast Collection: Wedding Feast by William Heath Robinson

Wedding Feast by William Heath Robinson
Finely detailed colour illustration by William Heath Robinson (1872-1944) showing a wedding feast amid a rural setting. Robinson would follow this image with two more in subsequent years

Background imageToast Collection: The Man Who Lit His Cigar Before The Royal Toast - Bateman

The Man Who Lit His Cigar Before The Royal Toast - Bateman
The Man Who Lit His Cigar Before The Royal Toast - H M Bateman. This illustration shows an arrogant man who has defied etiquette by lighting his cigar before the correct course of dinner

Background imageToast Collection: Full English breakfast

Full English breakfast

Background imageToast Collection: Theatre poster, David Garrick

Theatre poster, David Garrick (also a silent film)

Background imageToast Collection: Tatler front cover, 9 March 1960

Tatler front cover, 9 March 1960
Front cover of the Tatler featuring a photograph of a woman, eating breakfast while arranging to meet friends over the telephone. 1960

Background imageToast Collection: Scottish Toast 1893

Scottish Toast 1893
Scotsmen make a toast with thistle shaped glasses full of John Robertson & Sons whisky Date: 1893

Background imageToast Collection: Full English breakfast

Full English breakfast

Background imageToast Collection: Mr Pickwick Raises Toast

Mr Pickwick Raises Toast
Mr Pickwick raises a toast

Background imageToast Collection: The Toast Is Britain

The Toast Is Britain
This painting is a portrayal of an incident at a banquet at which Nelson figures in company with the artist, Benjamin West. Date: circa 1915

Background imageToast Collection: Poached eggs (b / w photo)

Poached eggs (b / w photo)
5998541 Poached eggs (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Poached eggs. Illustration for The Worlds Best Photographs (Odhams, 1939). Gravure printed

Background imageToast Collection: John Inman (Mr Humphries) and Wendy Richard (Miss Brahms

John Inman (Mr Humphries) and Wendy Richard (Miss Brahms) from the cast of the BBC TV situation comedy Are You Being Served seen here celebrating the success of their summer show. August 1976

Background imageToast Collection: Two Deer enjoy Breakfast in Bed (charged extra)

Two Deer enjoy Breakfast in Bed (charged extra)
" Pass the toast, dear..!" - Mr and Mrs Roebuck enjoying an early morning cuppa in bed at the Old Stags Head Inn. I wonder if she has ant-eloped with him...! Date: 1914

Background imageToast Collection: Advert for Terrys exerciser for men 1939

Advert for Terrys exerciser for men 1939
Christmas gift ideas from Herbert Terry exercisers, including steelstrand expander, golfer pocket wrist exerciser, spring grip dumbbells

Background imageToast Collection: Santa Claus proposing a toast on a Christmas postcard

Santa Claus proposing a toast on a Christmas postcard
Santa Claus proposing a toast on a Christmas and New Year postcard. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageToast Collection: The Little Father, 1897. Creator: Jean Baptiste Guth

The Little Father, 1897. Creator: Jean Baptiste Guth
The Little Father, 1897. Portrait of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia (1868-1918), raising a toast. Published in Vanity Fair, 21 October 1897

Background imageToast Collection: Scene from All About Eve, Twentieth Century Fox film, 1950. Artist: Joseph L Mankiewicz

Scene from All About Eve, Twentieth Century Fox film, 1950. Artist: Joseph L Mankiewicz
Scene from All About Eve, Twentieth Century Fox film, 1950. Starring Bette Davis and Anne Baxter. Producer: Darryl F Zanuck. Director: Joseph L Mankiewicz

Background imageToast Collection: Two women in fancy dress with tankards

Two women in fancy dress with tankards
Two women in fancy dress costumes comprising of knickerbockers, shirts and waistcoats, raise a tankard of beer each - presumably they re meant to be some kind of 17th century roisterers? c.1928

Background imageToast Collection: Nancy Lancaster at Pytchley Hunt

Nancy Lancaster at Pytchley Hunt
A Loving-Cup. Mrs Ronald Tree (now better known as Nancy Lancaster) drinking a toast from the loving-cup presented to her husband, joint-Master of the Pytchley hunt

Background imageToast Collection: Tom Jones: Candlelight in his Caravan at Elstree during a break in rehearsals

Tom Jones: Candlelight in his Caravan at Elstree during a break in rehearsals, Tom Jones toasts the share holders of Mam. December 1970 70-11644-003

Background imageToast Collection: Toasting the royal wedding at the Riviera Club, 1923

Toasting the royal wedding at the Riviera Club, 1923
Revellers at the fashionable Riviera Club by the Thames on Grosvenor Road, London, raise a glass to toast the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of York in April 1923. Date: 1923

Background imageToast Collection: Hungry Peter the pigs dinner party

Hungry Peter the pigs dinner party, with Tabitha the cat, Humpty and Dumpty the rabbits, two ducks (the Quacks), and two dogs (Rags and Forager) gathered round a long table. Date: 1914

Background imageToast Collection: TIME, THE COMEDIAN, 1925

TIME, THE COMEDIAN, 1925. Still from the MGM motion picture

Background imageToast Collection: An assortment of teapots, toast forks and trivets

An assortment of teapots, toast forks and trivets

Background imageToast Collection: Cocktails by Baird

Cocktails by Baird
A wonderful, stylised illustration showing a fashionable flapper girl not only drinking a cocktail but hallucinating about them also

Background imageToast Collection: Christmas Dinner in an Elizabethan Home by Pauline Baynes

Christmas Dinner in an Elizabethan Home by Pauline Baynes
A Christmas Day scene in a well-to-do household around 1550, showing the father of the house at the table with his guests, raising his blackjack tankard to toast the Queen

Background imageToast Collection: Breakfast in Bed 1930S

Breakfast in Bed 1930S
Smiling woman pours herself a refreshing cup of tea before tucking into a feast of grapefruit, boiled egg from an egg cup & toast served on a tray

Background imageToast Collection: Toast rack, egg dish, sardine box, caviar

Toast rack, egg dish, sardine box, caviar box, pickle frame, etc. Lithograph from a catalog of metal products manufactured by Wuerttemberg Metalware Factory, Geislingen, Germany, 1896

Background imageToast Collection: The Toast: 'The Ladies, God Bless em. '(colour litho)

The Toast: "The Ladies, God Bless em. "(colour litho)
3100214 The Toast: " The Ladies, God Bless em." (colour litho) by Kilburne, George Goodwin (1839-1924); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Toast: " The Ladies, God Bless em.")

Background imageToast Collection: Some of the cast of the BBC TV situation comedy Are You Being Served seen here

Some of the cast of the BBC TV situation comedy Are You Being Served seen here celebrating the success of their summer show

Background imageToast Collection: Cover design, Over 120 Ways of Using Bread

Cover design, Over 120 Ways of Using Bread for tasty and delightful dishes. Showing a woman in her kitchen, enjoying some of the results of her baking. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageToast Collection: The Graphic Christmas Number front cover 1932

The Graphic Christmas Number front cover 1932
Front cover of The Graphic Christmas Number for 1932 with an illustration of a lively medieval banquet, with a jester ushering an enormous boars head on a platter. Date: 1932

Background imageToast Collection: Woman in Traditional Dress enjoying Food and Wine at

Woman in Traditional Dress enjoying Food and Wine at the Latvian Ethnographic Open-Air Museum

Background imageToast Collection: Washington Xmas Dinner

Washington Xmas Dinner
George Washington, at Christmas dinner at his home at Mount Vernon, proposes a toast To all our friends

Background imageToast Collection: London Opinion 1937

London Opinion 1937
Four glamorous ladies raise their glasses to toast the New Year in 1937

Background imageToast Collection: Carhampton Apple Tree

Carhampton Apple Tree
APPLE TREE CUSTOM Trees are toasted with mulled cider while singing a wassail song; cider-soaked toast is left for robins, and guns are fired to frighten evil spirits

Background imageToast Collection: Advert / Fosters Ales

Advert / Fosters Ales
M B FOSTERs ALES Bottled beers

Background imageToast Collection: Two Scottish frogs on a New Year card

Two Scottish frogs on a New Year card
Two Scottish frogs in tartan on a New Year card in the shape of a tankard with two handles. Date: circa 1890s



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"Toast: A Timeless Delight for Every Occasion" Indulge in the simple pleasure of toast, a culinary masterpiece that has stood the test of time. Whether you're enjoying a hearty breakfast or raising a glass to celebrate, toast is always there to add warmth and flavor to your day. In this captivating advertisement, Robertsons Golden Shred Marmalade takes center stage as it delicately spreads over perfectly golden slices of toast. The tantalizing aroma fills the air, enticing taste buds with its sweet and tangy allure. Step into the whimsical Heath Robinson Kitchen, where ingenious contraptions transform ordinary bread into extraordinary toast. As Fox Hunters embark on their local hunt, they savor a hearty slice before venturing into the great outdoors. William Heath Robinson's famous painting "The Toast" captures the essence of conviviality as friends gather around a table adorned with glasses raised high. Even royalty partakes in this humble tradition – Queen Mother herself enjoys a pint of beer at an unassuming pub in Stepney. From grand celebrations like weddings depicted in Robinson's "Wedding Feast, " to intimate gatherings where Mr Micawber concocts his famous Punch from Charles Dickens' David Copperfield - toast remains an essential companion throughout life's milestones. Even amidst war-torn Paris, three American soldiers find solace at a sidewalk café while relishing warm slices of toasted goodness after liberating the city in August 1944, and is during these moments that humanity finds comfort and resilience through something as simple as toast. Bateman's iconic illustration portrays "The Man Who Lit His Cigar Before The Royal Toast, " reminding us that even amidst formalities and protocol, one can never resist indulging in this timeless delight. Travel back further still to Santos-Dumont/Sem era when aviation pioneers would raise their glasses filled with champagne alongside crispy pieces of buttered toast before taking flight – symbolizing good luck and safe travels.