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Toilet Collection

"From Bronco to Tattooed Masterpieces: A Journey Through the Evolution of Toilets" Step into a time machine and travel back to French Bathroom 1906

Background imageToilet Collection: Morny Freres June Roses Advertisement

Morny Freres June Roses Advertisement
An illustrated advertisement for Morny Freres Limited, London based chemist-perfumers. The image promotes a range of toilet products fragrant with parfum, June Roses

Background imageToilet Collection: bronco, toilet, paper, advertisement

bronco, toilet, paper, advertisement

Background imageToilet Collection: French Bathroom 1906

French Bathroom 1906
A chambermaid helps her mistress take a shower in this elaborate bathroom containing bath, shower, bidet and loo, as well as the geyser to supply the hot water

Background imageToilet Collection: Female Barber Shaving

Female Barber Shaving
A female barber with a Marcel wave hairstyle holds down her client as she gives him a close shave, with a cut-throat razor!

Background imageToilet Collection: Tattooed Victorian lady, 1897

Tattooed Victorian lady, 1897
An example of American tattoo work on a Mrs. Williams. Date: 1897

Background imageToilet Collection: Acme Moustache Guard

Acme Moustache Guard
The Acme Moustache Guard. Solid comfort while eating. No use for napkins - does not interfere with use of mouth. Made of gold or silver plate. Everyone should have one!

Background imageToilet Collection: Gillette Razor Advert

Gillette Razor Advert
Begin early... shave yourself - the Gillette Safety Razor lives up to its name

Background imageToilet Collection: Roman Baths, London

Roman Baths, London
Ladies bathing in the Roman baths in the Strand, London, the remains of which exist today. circa 400

Background imageToilet Collection: The Toilet Drawing by Edgar Degas (1834-1917) 19th century Paris, Louvre Museum

The Toilet Drawing by Edgar Degas (1834-1917) 19th century Paris, Louvre Museum
JLJ4574478 The Toilet Drawing by Edgar Degas (1834-1917) 19th century Paris, Louvre Museum by Degas, Edgar (1834-1917); Louvre, Paris

Background imageToilet Collection: Advertisement for Vinolia Soap

Advertisement for Vinolia Soap - Mother! Mother!! Fidos eaten my soap!!! early 20th century

Background imageToilet Collection: Get your Hair Cut

Get your Hair Cut
GET YOUR HAIR CUT A barber in his shop doorway and a group of people, including two jeering, pointing boys, ridicule a young mans long hair !

Background imageToilet Collection: Bathing, (oil on canvas)

Bathing, (oil on canvas)
989873 Bathing, (oil on canvas) by Irolli, Vicenzo (1860-1945); 137.8x105.4 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Bathing. Vincenzo Irolli (1860-1942). Oil on canvas

Background imageToilet Collection: Tattooed masterpiece by Mr. Sutherland Macdonald of Jermyn S

Tattooed masterpiece by Mr. Sutherland Macdonald of Jermyn S
A battle royal in mid-air: a tattooed masterpiece by Mr. Sutherland Macdonald of Hamman Studio, Jermyn Street, London. Date: 1897

Background imageToilet Collection: WOMAN / MAKE-UP 1926

WOMAN / MAKE-UP 1926
An attractive woman in a white dress, making up her face at her dressing table

Background imageToilet Collection: Art Deco Bathroom 1930

Art Deco Bathroom 1930
An elegant art deco bathroom

Background imageToilet Collection: Archer Cupid as a toilet sign, Oktoberfest, Munich, Upper Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany

Archer Cupid as a toilet sign, Oktoberfest, Munich, Upper Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany

Background imageToilet Collection: Pifco electric vibratory massager

Pifco electric vibratory massager
Beauty that is yours sincerely: 1950s electric vibratory massager, claiming to help you keep slim and trim, promotes a healthy scalp, affords relief for tired feet and many muscular aches and pains

Background imageToilet Collection: Young Lady doing a pedicure on herself

Young Lady doing a pedicure on herself (before getting dressed!). Date: circa 1920s

Background imageToilet Collection: Toilet / Hair / Hairdressers

Toilet / Hair / Hairdressers
Women sitting under hair dryers at the hairdressers

Background imageToilet Collection: Girls on Sun Bed

Girls on Sun Bed
A group of factory girls from Leeds, Yorkshire, England, topping up their tans with the aid of sunray treatment. Shame about the goggles... Date: early 1930s

Background imageToilet Collection: Roman Bath, London

Roman Bath, London
Roman bath discovered in 1800 in Strand Lane, London

Background imageToilet Collection: Design for Gentlemens Lavatory sign at Paddington Station

Design for Gentlemens Lavatory sign at Paddington Station
Drawn in 1914, this design was for an illuminated sign advertising the Gentlemans Lavatory on Paddington Station

Background imageToilet Collection: Gabrielle d Estrees and one of her sisters, duchesse de Villars

Gabrielle d Estrees and one of her sisters, duchesse de Villars. Artist: Master of the School of Fontainebleau
Gabrielle d Estrees and one of her sisters, duchesse de Villars. Found in the collection of Louvre, Paris

Background imageToilet Collection: Way to toilet, Indic scripts, Tamil Nadu, India

Way to toilet, Indic scripts, Tamil Nadu, India

Background imageToilet Collection: Emma de Burgh, tattooed lady, 1897

Emma de Burgh, tattooed lady, 1897
Emma de Burgh, tattooed lady. The work on her back depicts the Last Supper, by Da Vinci, and was regarded at the time to be one of the finest piece of tattooing produced in America

Background imageToilet Collection: Frank de Burgh, tattooed man, 1897

Frank de Burgh, tattooed man, 1897
Frank de Burgh, tattooed man, displays his chest and forearms, which bear the name of his wife, Emma, and a forget-me-not motto, depicted on a scroll, held aloft by a maiden

Background imageToilet Collection: Prince George having a tattoo, Japan 1881

Prince George having a tattoo, Japan 1881
" Everybody, it seemed, tattooed, whether belonging to the ward-room, gun-room, or lower deck, including, of course, both the Princes

Background imageToilet Collection: Suffragette - Womens Rights - Bloomerism

Suffragette - Womens Rights - Bloomerism
A woman wearing bloomers is stopped by a Policeman from entering a Ladies Public Toilet as she is wearing bloomers, which PC Plod views as unsuitable for a lady! Date: 1913

Background imageToilet Collection: Goodwins toilet soap, 1930s

Goodwins toilet soap, 1930s
An advert for Goodwins toilet soap, featuring a smiling young woman holding a tennis racket. 1937-1938

Background imageToilet Collection: Bathing / In Bathroom / 1926

Bathing / In Bathroom / 1926
A woman drying herself in front of the bathroom mirror

Background imageToilet Collection: Juan Les Pins, Darling

Juan Les Pins, Darling
Juan Les Pins, Cote D Azur, France: bronzed blonde, sunglasses in hand, reclines in a deckchair to enjoy a lager while she tops up her tan. N.B beach showers

Background imageToilet Collection: Woman Shaving Man

Woman Shaving Man
A female barber or barbers assisitant, probably during World War Two, applies shaving soap to a mans face before his shave

Background imageToilet Collection: Japanese Tattoo C1900

Japanese Tattoo C1900
A TATTOOED JAPANESE MAN Tattooing of this complex and highly-coloured type was at one time not uncommon in Japan

Background imageToilet Collection: Hand Manicure

Hand Manicure
A hand manicure. Nails are carefully clipped and a choice of stylish nail varnishes in little bottles is offered. Date: 1930s

Background imageToilet Collection: Epsom Derby - 1954

Epsom Derby - 1954
Epsom Downs, the Gentlemens Mobile Toilet, provided by Ewell Council 3rd June 1954

Background imageToilet Collection: Old fashioned outdoor lavatory or pissoir, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe

Old fashioned outdoor lavatory or pissoir, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe

Background imageToilet Collection: Outback dunny and Uluru (Ayers Rock), Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory

Outback dunny and Uluru (Ayers Rock), Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory, Australia, Pacific

Background imageToilet Collection: Boy / Hairdressers 1930S

Boy / Hairdressers 1930S
A seat inside a model toy car ensures a boys co-operation at the hairdressers Date: 1930s

Background imageToilet Collection: Body Culture / Building

Body Culture / Building
Charles Atlass body-building programme: " No other physical instructor in the world has ever dared to make such an offer!" Date: 1932

Background imageToilet Collection: ADS: BATHROOM, 1905. Advertisement for Standard porcelain enameled baths and one-piece lavatories

ADS: BATHROOM, 1905. Advertisement for Standard porcelain enameled baths and one-piece lavatories. Line engraving, English, 1905

Background imageToilet Collection: Lipstick 1960S

Lipstick 1960S
Girl with thick dark hair cut into a fashionable hairstyle with a fringe, applying pale lipstick

Background imageToilet Collection: Anne Shirley / Hairdresser

Anne Shirley / Hairdresser
Anne Shirley gets a new hair- do for the film Bombardier. Her blonde hair is curled and held in place with hair grips

Background imageToilet Collection: Toilet / Manicure 1930

Toilet / Manicure 1930
Frumpish middle-aged woman gives a manicure to a pretty young woman in her bedroom

Background imageToilet Collection: Woman Washing / Basin 1927

Woman Washing / Basin 1927
An attractive woman wearing a patterned dressing gown washes in a basin

Background imageToilet Collection: Nail Polish Remover

Nail Polish Remover
A beautiful art nouveau label for Wlandres Venus nail polish remover, distributed by Wadanola Beauty Supply of Syracuse, New York

Background imageToilet Collection: Hairdresser on Stilts

Hairdresser on Stilts
Il faut souffrir pour etre belle - one must suffer to be beautiful

Background imageToilet Collection: Barber / Mr Block

Barber / Mr Block
Mr Block the Barber, from " Happy Families" devised in Britain by Mr Jacques in 1861

Background imageToilet Collection: Toilet / Hair / Barber

Toilet / Hair / Barber
Gentleman at the barbers gets a haircut, while a chap in the background has his washed



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"From Bronco to Tattooed Masterpieces: A Journey Through the Evolution of Toilets" Step into a time machine and travel back to French Bathroom 1906, where the humble toilet takes center stage. Amidst the elegant decor, an advertisement for toilet paper catches your eye, showcasing its importance even in those early days. Fast forward to 1897, and witness a truly unique sight – a Female Barber Shaving. This unconventional profession challenges societal norms while highlighting the versatility of toilets as spaces for grooming and self-care. Just next door, a Tattooed Victorian lady proudly displays her intricate body art, created by none other than Mr. Sutherland Macdonald of Jermyn S. As you continue your journey through time, stumble upon an unexpected invention – the Acme Moustache Guard. This quirky contraption ensures that no facial hair interferes with one's toileting experience; a testament to human ingenuity. But let's not forget about personal hygiene - Gillette Razor Advert reminds us of the importance of smooth shaving routines within our daily bathroom rituals. Venturing further eastward brings you to Tamil Nadu, India. Indic scripts guide visitors on their way to toilets in this vibrant region known for its rich cultural heritage. Meanwhile, Roman Baths in London transport you back centuries ago when communal bathing was not only essential but also served as social hubs. Intriguingly enough, even Cupid himself has been enlisted as a toilet sign at Oktoberfest in Munich. Archer Cupid playfully points towards restrooms amidst merriment and revelry. Finally, we encounter Gabrielle d'Estrees and her sister depicted by the Master of Fontainebleau during the 16th century. While seemingly unrelated at first glance; this artwork serves as a reminder that even royalty required moments of privacy behind closed doors. The evolution of toilets is indeed fascinating; from functional necessities to artistic expressions, they have played a significant role in shaping our daily lives.