Three girls in the rain holding umbrellas.

April Showers

Three girls in the rain holding umbrellas.

A cartoon of a woman slipping, dropping her package and her umbrella.

Cartoon of Slipping Woman

A cartoon of a woman slipping, dropping her package and her umbrella.

An illustration of a group of men and woman caught in a rain storm sitting on a fence huddled under umbrellas.

Group Caught in Rain

An illustration of a group of men and woman caught in a rain storm sitting on a fence huddled under…

Two children walking under an umbrella.

Two Children Walking Under an Umbrella

Two children walking under an umbrella.

An umbrella being used for catching dirt at a ceiling outlet.

Cleaning Ceiling Outlets

An umbrella being used for catching dirt at a ceiling outlet.

Doctor Foster went to Gloster, in a shower of rain. He stepped in a puddle, up to the middle, and never went there again.

Doctor Foster

Doctor Foster went to Gloster, in a shower of rain. He stepped in a puddle, up to the middle, and never…

An illustration of a cat and dog dressed in clothes and walking with an umbrella.

Dog & Cat Dressed with Umbrella

An illustration of a cat and dog dressed in clothes and walking with an umbrella.

This is a 1812 fashion silhouette. It shows a women outlined in black, wearing a long dress with a bonnet, and carrying an umbrella.

1812 Fashion Silhouette

This is a 1812 fashion silhouette. It shows a women outlined in black, wearing a long dress with a bonnet,…

This is a 1874 fashion silhouette. It shows a women outlined in black,wearing a long dress with a bustle in the back to create fullness, a tall hat, and carrying an umbrella.

1874 Fashion Silhouette

This is a 1874 fashion silhouette. It shows a women outlined in black,wearing a long dress with a bustle…

This is a 1882 fashion silhouette. It shows a women outlined in black,wearing a long dress with a bustle in the back, a hat , and carrying an umbrella.

1882 Fashion Silhouette

This is a 1882 fashion silhouette. It shows a women outlined in black,wearing a long dress with a bustle…

This is a 1905 fashion silhouette. It shows a women outlined in black, wearing a long dress, a hat, and carrying a cane.

1905 Fashion Silhouette

This is a 1905 fashion silhouette. It shows a women outlined in black, wearing a long dress, a hat,…

This is a 1912 fashion silhouette. It shows a women outlined in black,wearing a long dress, and a hat with a feather in the front. She is has a little dog on a leash.

1912 Fashion Silhouette

This is a 1912 fashion silhouette. It shows a women outlined in black,wearing a long dress, and a hat…

Girl going to the market with her umbrella.

Girl

Girl going to the market with her umbrella.

A girl with her umbrella

Girl

A girl with her umbrella

An illustration of a girl holding an umbrella and noticing that it is about to begin to rain.

Girl Noticing the Rain

An illustration of a girl holding an umbrella and noticing that it is about to begin to rain.

Girl walking in rain with doll and umbrella.

Girl walking in rain

Girl walking in rain with doll and umbrella.

An illustration of a young girl wearing a frilly bonnet and holding an umbrella.

Girl Wearing Bonnet & Holding Umbrella

An illustration of a young girl wearing a frilly bonnet and holding an umbrella.

A girl walking in the rain, holding an umbrella.

Girl with Umbrella

A girl walking in the rain, holding an umbrella.

This illustration shows a Japanese Woman. She is holding an umbrella and wearing a kimono.

Japanese Woman

This illustration shows a Japanese Woman. She is holding an umbrella and wearing a kimono.

A caricature showing an old man holding an umbrella and a bag.

Jay Bird

A caricature showing an old man holding an umbrella and a bag.

A cartoon of a man and a woman sitting across from one another, both holding umbrellas.

Man and Woman Sitting Across from One Another with Umbrellas

A cartoon of a man and a woman sitting across from one another, both holding umbrellas.

An older adult male using an umbrella as a crutch as he walks.

Man Walking

An older adult male using an umbrella as a crutch as he walks.

Two men in a kitchen, talking.

Men

Two men in a kitchen, talking.

Woman and child under an umbrella in the rain.

Rain

Woman and child under an umbrella in the rain.

Rainy day, girl with her umbrella.

Rain

Rainy day, girl with her umbrella.

Girl in the rain with her umbrella

Rain

Girl in the rain with her umbrella

A rainy day.

Rain

A rainy day.

A rainy day

Rain

A rainy day

"Rain, rain, go to Spain."

Rain, Rain

"Rain, rain, go to Spain."

"Rain, rain, go to Spain."

Rain, Rain

"Rain, rain, go to Spain."

Children outside in the rain.

Rainy Day

Children outside in the rain.

Bruin the Bear looking for Reynard the Fox to summon him to court.

Reynard the Fox: Bruin the Bear

Bruin the Bear looking for Reynard the Fox to summon him to court.

"Gradual degeneration of the medusa bud into the form of a sporosae. The black represents the enteric cavity and its continuations; the lighter shading represents the genital products (ova or sperm). Modified medusiform person, with margin of the disc (umbrella) united above and importforato (mouthless) manubrium." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Sporosae

"Gradual degeneration of the medusa bud into the form of a sporosae. The black represents the enteric…

This umbrella is designed to protect against rain or sunlight.

Umbrella Support

This umbrella is designed to protect against rain or sunlight.

An illustration of a tortoise with a top hat and an umbrella.

Tortoise with Top Hat & Umbrella

An illustration of a tortoise with a top hat and an umbrella.

A cartoon of a man being tripped by a dog on a leash. He drops his umbrella, hat, and book while a young boy cheers behind him.

Tripping Man

A cartoon of a man being tripped by a dog on a leash. He drops his umbrella, hat, and book while a young…

"Umbraculum, Umbella, a parasol, was used by Greek and Roman ladies as a protection against the sun. They seem not to have been carried generally by the ladies themselves, but by female slaves who held them over their mistresses. The daughters of the aliens at Athens had to carry parasols after the Athenian maidens at the Panathenaea, as is mentioned under Hydriaphoria. The parasols of the ancients seem to have been exactly like our own parasols or umbrellas in form, and could be shut up and opened like ours." &mdash Smith; 1873

Umbraculum

"Umbraculum, Umbella, a parasol, was used by Greek and Roman ladies as a protection against the sun.…

A shade or screen, carried in the hand for sheltering the person from the rays of the sun, or from rain or snow.

Umbrella

A shade or screen, carried in the hand for sheltering the person from the rays of the sun, or from rain…

An illustration of an umbrella.

Umbrella

An illustration of an umbrella.

An image depicting a pruned vine that was trained according to the umbrella system. This system is also called the two-cane Kniffin.

Pruned System According to the Umbrella System

An image depicting a pruned vine that was trained according to the umbrella system. This system is also…

A diagram depicting an unpruned vine trained according to the umbrella system. This image shows stem renewal. This system is also known as the two-cane Kniffin system.

Unpruned Vine According to the Umbrella System

A diagram depicting an unpruned vine trained according to the umbrella system. This image shows stem…

An illustration of a black umbrella with a curved handle.

Black Umbrella with Curved Handle

An illustration of a black umbrella with a curved handle.

A lightweight handheld collapsible canopy

Combination Cane Style Umbrella

A lightweight handheld collapsible canopy

An umbrella or parasol s a canopy designed to protect against precipitation or sunlight. The term parasol usually refers to an item designed to protect from the sun, and umbrella refers to a device more suited to protect from rain. Often the difference is the material; some parasols are not waterproof. Parasols are often meant to be fixed to one point and often used with patio tables or other outdoor furniture. Umbrellas are almost exclusively hand-held portable devices; however, parasols can also be hand-held. Umbrellas can be held as fashion accessories.

Wire Frame Umbrella

An umbrella or parasol s a canopy designed to protect against precipitation or sunlight. The term parasol…

"These animals, called <em>Umbrella-Shells</em>, are furnished with a shell, which, however, is often concealed by the mantle; the foot is usually large, and the feather-like gill hidden between a fold of the mantle and the foot. The shell is sometimes limpet-shaped. The <em>Umbrella Mediterranea</em> and the <em>U. Indica</em> are the only known species." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Mediterranean umbrella-shell

"These animals, called Umbrella-Shells, are furnished with a shell, which, however, is often…

Feeding primarily on fruits, the umbrella-bird has two dstinctive crests of feathers, one rising from the back of its head and the other hanging off of its neck.

Umbrellabird

Feeding primarily on fruits, the umbrella-bird has two dstinctive crests of feathers, one rising from…

"The Umbrella Bird is a native of Peru. It is about the size of a crow, with deep black plumage; the head is adorned with a large spreading crest, which arises from a contractile skin, and capable of being erected at will; the shafts of the crest-feathers are white, and the plumes glossy blue, hair-like and curved outward at the tips. When the crest is laid back the shafts form a compact white mass, sloping up from the back of the head; when it is erected the shafts radiate on all sides from the top of the head, reaching in front beyond and below the beak, which is thus completely concealed from view. A long cylindrical plume hangs down from the middle of the neck; the feathers of the plume lap over each other like scales, and are bordered with metallic blue. Umbrella birds associate in small flocks, and live almost entirely upon fruits. Their cry, which resembles the lowing of a cow, is most frequently heard just before sunrise and after sunset."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Umbrellabird

"The Umbrella Bird is a native of Peru. It is about the size of a crow, with deep black plumage; the…

An illustration of a group of men and women walking in a rain storm.

Walking in Rain

An illustration of a group of men and women walking in a rain storm.

An illustration of a woman wearing a raincoat and holding an umbrella.

Woman Holding Umbrella with Raincoat

An illustration of a woman wearing a raincoat and holding an umbrella.

An illustration of a woman caught in a rainstorm wearing a raincoat and carrying an umbrella.

Woman in Rainstorm with Umbrella

An illustration of a woman caught in a rainstorm wearing a raincoat and carrying an umbrella.

An illustration of a woman sitting on a horse holding an umbrella.

Woman on Horse

An illustration of a woman sitting on a horse holding an umbrella.

An illustration of a woman holding a parasol.

Woman with Parasol

An illustration of a woman holding a parasol.

An illustration of a woman with an umbrella.

Woman with Umbrella

An illustration of a woman with an umbrella.