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Washin G Collection

"Washing: A Journey Through Time and Spaces" Step into an ideal home, where the scent of fresh flowers fills the air. No

Background imageWashin G Collection: An Ideal Home No. II. The Folding Garden

An Ideal Home No. II. The Folding Garden
This folding garden for flat dwellers with a love of open-air life will appeal to all householders who enjoy rustic amenities in a urban setting. The second of the Ideal Home designs by W

Background imageWashin G Collection: Bosham at high tide, 1903

Bosham at high tide, 1903
With the tide right up against the buildings, a woman can be seen doing her laundry John Fletcher Collection West Sussex Record Office, Ref No PH 26114/31

Background imageWashin G 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 imageWashin G Collection: L Wain. This is the way we wash our face

L Wain. This is the way we wash our face
This is the Way We Wash Our Face. Artist: Louis Wain. A group of cats washing their faces Date: 1904

Background imageWashin G 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 imageWashin G Collection: DOLLY TUB

DOLLY TUB
A laundry worker using a dolly stock and tub to clean clothes, prior to the invention of the washing machine

Background imageWashin G Collection: British troops bathing in the sea, Etaples, France, WW1

British troops bathing in the sea, Etaples, France, WW1
British troops having fun bathing in the sea at Etaples, northern France, during the First World War. Date: June 1917

Background imageWashin G Collection: Art Deco Bathroom 1930

Art Deco Bathroom 1930
An elegant art deco bathroom

Background imageWashin G Collection: Ending in Smoke by Heath Robinson

Ending in Smoke by Heath Robinson
An ingenious smoke screen spreader for preventing embarrassing situations when the bathroom lock is out of order. Hilarious invention by the inimitable Heath Robinson allowing complete discretion for

Background imageWashin G Collection: The classical Turkish Bath massage and wash inside the Gagaloglu Hamam

The classical Turkish Bath massage and wash inside the Gagaloglu Hamam, Istanbul, Turkey, Europe

Background imageWashin G Collection: Roman Bath, London

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

Background imageWashin G Collection: Cub Scout washing a window, Scout Job Week

Cub Scout washing a window, Scout Job Week
A Cub Scout washing a window which displays a poster advertising Scout Job Week. 1970s

Background imageWashin G Collection: Three Little Kittens Are Washing Their Mittens

Three Little Kittens Are Washing Their Mittens. Artist: Louis Wain. Traditional nursery rhyme Date: circa 1905

Background imageWashin G Collection: Washing & Steel Mill

Washing & Steel Mill
A washing line and an old man and children in the back garden of a house backing onto the Steward & Lloyds steel mill, Corby, Northamptonshire, England. Date: late 1960s

Background imageWashin G Collection: Brown Bear Ursos arctos Katmai Alaska August

Brown Bear Ursos arctos Katmai Alaska August

Background imageWashin G Collection: Clothes hanging on a washing line between houses, Venice, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Clothes hanging on a washing line between houses, Venice, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Veneto, Italy, Europe

Background imageWashin G Collection: Young woman washing clothes at a sink

Young woman washing clothes at a sink
A young woman at a kitchen sink washing clothes using a washboard. There is a stack of four dinner plates waiting to be washed up, a kettle, and a tin of One-O-One which cleans without scratching

Background imageWashin G Collection: Mother Shipton Soap

Mother Shipton Soap
An advertisement for Mother Shipton Soap showing a Wise Woman sitting with her basket of sparkling white linen - almost as white as her pet cat!

Background imageWashin G Collection: Japanese home bath

Japanese home bath
Japanese ladies washing and cleansing themselves; one is in a bath tub with water heated by a fire

Background imageWashin G Collection: Laundry hanging from window in the Ribeira Quarter, Oporto, Portugal, Europe

Laundry hanging from window in the Ribeira Quarter, Oporto, Portugal, Europe

Background imageWashin G Collection: Blue Lagoon (mineral baths)

Blue Lagoon (mineral baths), near Keflavik, Iceland, Polar Regions

Background imageWashin G Collection: Pakistan / Peshawar 1857

Pakistan / Peshawar 1857
Peshawar: a colourful street scene

Background imageWashin G Collection: Bathing / In Bathroom / 1926

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

Background imageWashin G Collection: Advert / Gossage Soap 1900

Advert / Gossage Soap 1900
Gossages Soaps - magical soap Date: circa 1900

Background imageWashin G Collection: Municipal laundry

Municipal laundry, Mahalaxmi dhobi ghat, Mumbai (Bombay), India, Asia

Background imageWashin G Collection: Natural swimming pool and beach near El Cotillo, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

Natural swimming pool and beach near El Cotillo, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain, Atlantic, Europe

Background imageWashin G Collection: Bosham, West Sussex - General view of the waterfront

Bosham, West Sussex - General view of the waterfront
The Waterfront - Bosham, West, Sussex - a view of this charming coastal village, the site of King Canutes aborted attempt to hold back the tide. Date: 1921

Background imageWashin G Collection: Three Little Kittens

Three Little Kittens
The Three Little Kittens are washing their mittens. 19th century

Background imageWashin G Collection: Women washing clothes, San Lucas Toliman, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, Central America

Women washing clothes, San Lucas Toliman, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, Central America

Background imageWashin G Collection: Leopard and cub

Leopard and cub, Singita Game Reserve, Sabi Sands, South Africa

Background imageWashin G Collection: Woman Washing / Basin 1927

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

Background imageWashin G Collection: Bathing a Dog

Bathing a Dog
A lucky dog getting a shower in a roll-top bath!

Background imageWashin G Collection: Advert / Calverts Carboli

Advert / Calverts Carboli
CALVERTs CARBOLIC SOAP for floors

Background imageWashin G Collection: Washing baby

Washing baby
MODEL RELEASED. Washing baby. 9-month-old baby girl covered in soap suds while having a bath

Background imageWashin G Collection: DRYING DISMAL DESMOND

DRYING DISMAL DESMOND
A little girl pegs out her freshly washed Dismal Desmond toy dalmatian dog to dry on the washing line in her back yard! Date: early 1930s

Background imageWashin G Collection: 19th-century gold mining, Australia

19th-century gold mining, Australia. Artwork of Chinese workers excavating and washing gold ores at a gold mine in Australia

Background imageWashin G Collection: Ladies in a kitchen

Ladies in a kitchen
Two woman with sleek 1920s hair discuss the state of their hands in front of a kitchen sink filled with brightly decorated art deco pottery

Background imageWashin G Collection: Woman washing clothes in a river

Woman washing clothes in a river
A woman washes clothes in a river, using a washboard

Background imageWashin G Collection: Washing Board

Washing Board
A photograph demonstrating the use of a scrubbing board in a tub during washday in the early 20th century

Background imageWashin G Collection: Ewbank Master Washer

Ewbank Master Washer
A housewife uses her Ewbank Master Clothes Washer for washing, wringing and ironing

Background imageWashin G Collection: Drying Clothes / Allingham

Drying Clothes / Allingham
A woman in a pink bonnet check her washing line to see if her washing is dry

Background imageWashin G Collection: Aristocratic French lady bathing and dressing

Aristocratic French lady bathing and dressing
An aristocratic French lady is helped by her maids to bathe and dress

Background imageWashin G Collection: Rochester Castle, Kent

Rochester Castle, Kent
Schoolboys at play with hoops, marbles and leapfrog, not far from the castle at Rochester, Kent Date: circa 1830

Background imageWashin G Collection: Girls Wash Dolls Clothes

Girls Wash Dolls Clothes
Two girls peg out their dolls laundry on a washing line in the garden. Date: circa 1890

Background imageWashin G Collection: Queen Mother visiting London evacuees at Horsted Keynes, 1939

Queen Mother visiting London evacuees at Horsted Keynes, 1939
The Queen Mother(1900-2002) with evacuated children from Battersea. A little four year old girl called Shirely here is playing " mothers"

Background imageWashin G Collection: Poster, Don t be afraid of Soap and Water

Poster, Don t be afraid of Soap and Water. Showing a little boy welcoming a humanised jug and a bar of soap. Issued by the Health and Cleanliness Council. 20th century

Background imageWashin G Collection: Aylesbury Prison Laundry

Aylesbury Prison Laundry
Interior of laundry at Aylesbury prison. Uniformed women handle the washing on trolleys and in baskets which bear the convict arrow insignia. Date: circa 1900

Background imageWashin G Collection: Drying off, thermogram

Drying off, thermogram
Drying off. Thermogram of a man drying himself in front of a radiator, using a towel. The colour- coding shows variations in temperature



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"Washing: A Journey Through Time and Spaces" Step into an ideal home, where the scent of fresh flowers fills the air. No. II reveals a folding garden, a serene oasis to wash away worries. Transport yourself to a French bathroom in 1906, adorned with intricate tiles and elegant fixtures. Here, washing becomes an art form. L. Wain captures the innocence of childhood as we learn "This is the way we wash our face. " Simple yet essential, this daily ritual connects us all. Explore the ancient Roman Baths in London, where history intertwines with cleansing waters. Immerse yourself in their grandeur and let your worries dissolve. Discover the charm of a DOLLY TUB - a symbol of hard work and dedication to cleanliness. In Bosham, West Sussex's waterfront view, witness generations united by this timeless task. Witness nature's tender touch as a leopard lovingly cleanses her cub. Washing becomes an act of love and protection that transcends species boundaries. Step into an Art Deco Bathroom from 1930 - sleek lines and opulent finishes create an atmosphere of indulgence while washing takes on new dimensions. Heath Robinson's whimsical artwork "Ending in Smoke" reminds us that even mundane tasks like washing can be transformed into extraordinary adventures through imagination. Experience ultimate relaxation within Gagaloglu Hamam's classical Turkish Bath massage - centuries-old traditions merging purification with tranquility for both body and soul. Join three little kittens diligently washing their mittens; they teach us that cleanliness brings pride and self-care from early stages shapes character later on. In juxtaposition lies Washing & Steel Mill - gritty labor intertwined with water's purifying power; it represents resilience amidst industrial progress shaping societies worldwide. From historical baths to feline grooming rituals or industrial landscapes – washing has woven its way through time immemorial leaving traces across cultures and continents alike.