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"From Long Trails to Quick Lunches: The Stool's Story Unveiled" Step back in time as we embark on a journey through various eras and places

Background imageStool Collection: Theres a Long, Long Trail by Mabel Lucie Attwell

Theres a Long, Long Trail by Mabel Lucie Attwell
" Theres a Long, Long Trail A-Winding into the Land of My Dreams." Knitting themed illustration by Mabel Lucie Attwell showing a cherubic little girl knitting comforts for the troops

Background imageStool Collection: Quick Lunch and Snack Bar at Paddington Station, 1936

Quick Lunch and Snack Bar at Paddington Station, 1936
An interior view of Paddington station showing a busy snack bar, which probably opened soon after the modernisation of the station in the 1930s

Background imageStool Collection: The Zen priest Ikkyu Osho

The Zen priest Ikkyu Osho. Date: circa 18th century

Background imageStool Collection: Bar in the Adlon Hotel, Berlin, Germany

Bar in the Adlon Hotel, Berlin, Germany. Date: 1930

Background imageStool Collection: Milkmaid, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Milkmaid, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Woman about to milk a cow. Photographer: Samuel John Govier

Background imageStool Collection: Come to the Show

Come to the Show A showgirl with an elaboarte feather fan reclines on a tall bar stool on this fabulous Art Deco programme cover. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageStool Collection: Twenties flapper girl sitting at a cocktail bar

Twenties flapper girl sitting at a cocktail bar
A flapper girl from the 1920s sitting at a cocktail bar on a high stool. She is slim, wears a slinky dress, and has a cigarette in a holder in her mouth. On the bar is her glass of champagne

Background imageStool Collection: Bar inside a martello tower, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

Bar inside a martello tower, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex
View of a stylish circular bar which was built inside a martello tower at Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex. Martello towers were small defensive forts

Background imageStool Collection: Typesetting by hand, Morning Post newspaper, London

Typesetting by hand, Morning Post newspaper, London
A roomful of male compositors in London, typesetting the pages of the Morning Post newspaper by hand

Background imageStool Collection: Childbirth in 1513

Childbirth in 1513
A midwife discreetly helps to deliver a child, while a friend supports the mother who is seated upright

Background imageStool Collection: HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC (1865-1901). French painter. A photographic double portrait with

HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC (1865-1901). French painter. A photographic double portrait with Toulouse-Lautrec posing as model as well as painter

Background imageStool Collection: Cocktail Girls 1950S 3 / 4

Cocktail Girls 1950S 3 / 4
Two smiling, leggy young models enjoy a drink together at a cocktail bar. A towels is slunged nonchalantly over a bar stool. I hope they don t intend to drink & swim!

Background imageStool Collection: Little Miss Muffet (K. G

Little Miss Muffet (K. G
She upsets her stool when she finds a - really, rather small - spider sharing it with her

Background imageStool Collection: Rubinstein Plays Piano

Rubinstein Plays Piano
ANTON RUBINSTEIN over-enthusiastic pianist plays a tune. So caught up in his performance he is lifted bodily from the stool, long hair & coat-tails flying

Background imageStool Collection: Cinderella by Arthur Rackham

Cinderella by Arthur Rackham
Ella, aka Cinderella, sitting in rags with a broom in her hand. Date: 1919

Background imageStool Collection: Jenny Geddes Hurls the Stool at the Head of the Surpliced Dean (engraving)

Jenny Geddes Hurls the Stool at the Head of the Surpliced Dean (engraving)
664062 Jenny Geddes Hurls the Stool at the Head of the Surpliced Dean (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageStool Collection: Ashanti stool taken from the Palace of King Prempei

Ashanti stool taken from the Palace of King Prempei at Kumasi during the 3rd Ashanti War, 1896 (c). Carved dark wood, unpolished

Background imageStool Collection: Louis Wain, Daddy Cat - playing the piano

Louis Wain, Daddy Cat - playing the piano. circa 1910s

Background imageStool Collection: Gallis restaurant, Ignacio, Marin County, California, USA

Gallis restaurant, Ignacio, Marin County, California, USA
Gallis bar and restaurant, Ignacio, Marin County, California, USA -- offering excellent food and wine. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageStool Collection: Illustration of a woman weaving a rug on a loom

Illustration of a woman weaving a rug on a loom

Background imageStool Collection: Brixton Prison Cell

Brixton Prison Cell
A single cell in the old part of Brixton Prison, London, circa 1862. At this time the prison housed female convicts, who were subjected to solitary confinement under the separate system operated at

Background imageStool Collection: ALLEGORY OF MERCURY, 1496. Personification of Mercury, the planet of science

ALLEGORY OF MERCURY, 1496. Personification of Mercury, the planet of science and the arts. Woodcut from Nicolas Le Rouges Le grand kalendrier des bergieres, Troyes, 1496

Background imageStool Collection: Shoe shine Lisbon, Portugal

Shoe shine Lisbon, Portugal
A young shoe shine man reads a newspaper while waiting for his next customer in a Lisbon street Portugal. First published The Sunday Times Date: 1989

Background imageStool Collection: Development of Mesmeric Science, 1883. Artist: George du Maurier

Development of Mesmeric Science, 1883. Artist: George du Maurier
Development of Mesmeric Science, 1883. The fatal Mesmeric Duel in the Bois de Boulogne, between the Chevalier Lenoir, of Paris, and Professor Schwartz, of Berlin

Background imageStool Collection: Cat playing the piano on a Christmas card

Cat playing the piano on a Christmas card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageStool Collection: Three Sikh men, India

Three Sikh men, India. Date: 1843

Background imageStool Collection: The Milkmaid, 1902 (pencil and watercolour)

The Milkmaid, 1902 (pencil and watercolour)
652074 The Milkmaid, 1902 (pencil and watercolour) by Wilson, Charles Edward (1853-1941); 52.7x34.9 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: The Milkmaid. Charles Edward Wilson (1854-1941)

Background imageStool Collection: Marie Curie, Polish-born French physicist, c1920

Marie Curie, Polish-born French physicist, c1920. Curie (1867-1934), double Nobel Prize winner, seated in her laboratory

Background imageStool Collection: Animals and birds singing round a piano on a Christmas card

Animals and birds singing round a piano on a Christmas card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageStool Collection: The Blackville Medical Man. Yes, dis is a clear case of Difflomania. Wood engraving, American, c1880

The Blackville Medical Man. Yes, dis is a clear case of Difflomania. Wood engraving, American, c1880
SOUTH: ROOT DOCTOR. The Blackville Medical Man. " Yes, dis is a clear case of Difflomania. " Wood engraving, American, c1880

Background imageStool Collection: STRING QUARTET, 1846. Wood engraving, English, 1846

STRING QUARTET, 1846. Wood engraving, English, 1846

Background imageStool Collection: Pantomime artist Will Evans with his children

Pantomime artist Will Evans with his children
Will Evans (1866 -1931) was an eccentric comedian who performed in pantomime from a young age, and appeared on the music halls in the 1890s

Background imageStool Collection: Ducking a Scold

Ducking a Scold - or Duckynge a Scolde. Cartoon showing the medieval practice of ducking women to punish them for a nagging tongue. Date: 1913

Background imageStool Collection: TEXAS: LUNCHEONETTE, 1939. An outdoor hamburger stand at Harlingen, Texas

TEXAS: LUNCHEONETTE, 1939. An outdoor hamburger stand at Harlingen, Texas. Photograph by Russell Lee, February 1939

Background imageStool Collection: Grandfather welcomes his Granddaughter

Grandfather welcomes his Granddaughter
A Grandfather, fishing in the shade of a tree by a quiet pool, welcomes his Granddaughter with open arms. Watercolour painting by Raymond Sheppard

Background imageStool Collection: Cocktail fashion, 1958

Cocktail fashion, 1958
A woman wearing a white lace cocktail dress by Bijou, enjoys a cocktail at what is now considered quite a kitsch, Tiki-style bar

Background imageStool Collection: BOY IN DUNCEs HAT, 1867

BOY IN DUNCEs HAT, 1867
Boy in dunces hat left standing on a stool while the other children play

Background imageStool Collection: Art deco period bar area

Art deco period bar area, Usha Kiran Palace Hotel, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh state, India, Asia

Background imageStool Collection: Game / Children Acting

Game / Children Acting
A little girl stands on a stool and reads from a script, while her friends and their toys form the audience

Background imageStool Collection: Girl playing a piano (chromolitho)

Girl playing a piano (chromolitho)
1094166 Girl playing a piano (chromolitho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Girl playing a piano)

Background imageStool Collection: George Eliot / Rosehill

George Eliot / Rosehill
GEORGE ELIOT (MARY ANN EVANS) Home of the English novelists friends, the Brays, at Rosehill, near Coventry Date: 1819 - 1880

Background imageStool Collection: Dunce at School

Dunce at School
A boy stands on a stool with a dunces cap on his head. Date: circa 1900

Background imageStool Collection: Happy Familes Playing Cards - Miss Pint

Happy Familes Playing Cards - Miss Pint. circa 1935

Background imageStool Collection: China - A Chinese Barber, preparing a long pigtail

China - A Chinese Barber, preparing a long pigtail
China - A Chinese Barber, preparing a traditional long pigtail Date: circa 1910s

Background imageStool Collection: Moroccan Pouf Makers

Moroccan Pouf Makers
Moroccan Pouf makers

Background imageStool Collection: Female Type at Bar 1926

Female Type at Bar 1926
A liberated flapper type, sitting on a bar stool

Background imageStool Collection: New Woman Poster ?1896

New Woman Poster ?1896
The New Woman: a bookish frumpy young woman in plain clothes & monocle sits on a stool surrounded by improving books. She also smokes judging by the cigarette in the corner

Background imageStool Collection: Dog Reading by Pidding

Dog Reading by Pidding
A learned grandfather amuses his grandchildren by teaching the dog to read. The dog, wearing spectacles & smoking a pipe, sits on a stool to read a newspaper




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"From Long Trails to Quick Lunches: The Stool's Story Unveiled" Step back in time as we embark on a journey through various eras and places, all centered around the humble stool. Picture yourself at Paddington Station in 1936, indulging in a quick lunch or snack bar experience while perched on a sturdy stool. Transporting ourselves further into history, let us visit Cornwall in the early 1900s. A Milkmaid gracefully balances her pail atop a wooden stool as she tends to her daily chores, embodying simplicity and tradition. Now imagine the roaring twenties, where a flapper girl exudes confidence and style while sitting at a cocktail bar. Her elegant posture accentuated by the sleek lines of the stool beneath her adds an air of sophistication to this vibrant era. Transitioning from glamour to tranquility, we encounter Zen priest Ikkyu Osho meditating upon his wooden stool. In silence and stillness, he finds enlightenment amidst chaos—a testament to the power of minimalism. Our journey takes us next to Berlin's Adlon Hotel—an epitome of luxury—where patrons gather around an opulent bar adorned with plush stools. Here conversations flow freely as drinks are savored within this grand setting that has witnessed countless stories unfold. As we move forward through time again, we find ourselves drawn towards artistic expression. "Come to the Show, " whispers an inviting caption alongside images capturing dancers swaying rhythmically on stools during Poodle Polka performances—a delightful fusion of music and movement. Curiosity leads us now towards Walton-on-the-Naze in Essex—a martello tower turned unconventional bar where visitors perch themselves upon unique stools inside its historic walls. This juxtaposition between old-world charm and modernity creates an unforgettable ambiance for those seeking something extraordinary.