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Joke Collection

"Laughter Through the Ages: A Glimpse into Humor's Timeless Charm" Step back in time to 1953 with Harvey Nichols advertisement

Background imageJoke Collection: Naughty boy and his dog urinating into milk pails (colour litho)

Naughty boy and his dog urinating into milk pails (colour litho)
6000045 Naughty boy and his dog urinating into milk pails (colour litho) by European School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Naughty boy and his dog urinating into milk pails)

Background imageJoke Collection: Harvey Nichols advertisement, 1953

Harvey Nichols advertisement, 1953
Two friends, wearing extremely similar check cotton dresses in Horrockses fabric, share a joke. Date: 1953

Background imageJoke Collection: Black man eating a large watermelon (coloured photo)

Black man eating a large watermelon (coloured photo)
6000022 Black man eating a large watermelon (coloured photo) by European Photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Black man eating a large watermelon)

Background imageJoke Collection: The Bright Young People - mock Rayner-Ponsonby wedding

The Bright Young People - mock Rayner-Ponsonby wedding
A group of Bright Young Things indulging in one of their many silly pranks, in this case a mock wedding where Elizabeth Ponsonby married John Rayner. The best man was Robert Byron

Background imageJoke Collection: Siskins and Redpolls (Carduelis flammea) at Niger bird seed feeder - New Forest - Hampshire - UK

Siskins and Redpolls (Carduelis flammea) at Niger bird seed feeder - New Forest - Hampshire - UK
ROG-13880 Siskins and Redpolls (Carduelis flammea) at Niger bird seed feeder New Forest - Hampshire - UK Carduelis spinosa Bob Gibbons Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageJoke Collection: There was an Old Man of Thames Ditton, who called out for something to sit on (litho)

There was an Old Man of Thames Ditton, who called out for something to sit on (litho)
966338 There was an Old Man of Thames Ditton, who called out for something to sit on (litho) by Lear, Edward (1812-88); Private Collection; (add.info.: There was an Old Man of Thames Ditton)

Background imageJoke Collection: There was an Old Man of Blackheath, whose head was adorned with a Wreath (litho)

There was an Old Man of Blackheath, whose head was adorned with a Wreath (litho)
966250 There was an Old Man of Blackheath, whose head was adorned with a Wreath (litho) by Lear, Edward (1812-88); Private Collection; (add.info.: There was an Old Man of Blackheath)

Background imageJoke Collection: Mytton Rides Bear

Mytton Rides Bear
JOHN MYTTON English eccentric decides to enliven a dinner party by riding a bear into the dining -room. The bear bit him on the calf & the doctor was called

Background imageJoke Collection: Anglo-Saxon by Bruce Bairnsfather, WW1 cartoon

Anglo-Saxon by Bruce Bairnsfather, WW1 cartoon
" You re comin along with me, my lad, as soon as this is over!" (Hermann feels he DOES know a better ole). Cartoon by Captain Bruce Bairnsfather in The Bystander magazine showing his famous

Background imageJoke Collection: King George VI and Princess Elizabeth

King George VI and Princess Elizabeth
King George VI (1896 - 1952) shares a joke with his elder daughter, Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II). Date: 1946

Background imageJoke Collection: Classic Tight Scotsman Joke - Lured by six beauties

Classic Tight Scotsman Joke - Lured by six beauties
Classic Tight Scotsman Joke - A stereotype Jock doesn t hang on long to his tight purse strings as six pretty girls required a drink! " It wasn t long here till bang went saxpence

Background imageJoke Collection: Two frogs with insect on a greetings card

Two frogs with insect on a greetings card
Two frogs with an insect on a greetings card -- Happy be thy dreams. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageJoke Collection: Hard lines on the hard court by George Studdy

Hard lines on the hard court by George Studdy
Hard lines on the hard court -- the Bonzolines dig in their search for the ball, which Bonzo is holding in his mouth. George Ernest Studdy (1878-1948), was the creator of Bonzo

Background imageJoke Collection: Sir Francis Drakes Game of Bowls. A. D. 1588 (colour litho)

Sir Francis Drakes Game of Bowls. A. D. 1588 (colour litho)
670053 Sir Francis Drakes Game of Bowls. A.D. 1588 (colour litho) by Moreland, Arthur (1876-1951); Private Collection; (add.info.: Sir Francis Drakes Game of Bowls. A.D. 1588)

Background imageJoke Collection: Life Is Just One Damned Thing After Another (colour litho)

Life Is Just One Damned Thing After Another (colour litho)
3093963 Life Is Just One Damned Thing After Another (colour litho) by American School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Life Is Just One Damned Thing After Another)

Background imageJoke Collection: Lady embracing her lawyer (colour litho)

Lady embracing her lawyer (colour litho)
3096423 Lady embracing her lawyer (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Lady embracing her lawyer. Postcard, early 20th century.); © Look and Learn

Background imageJoke Collection: Humorous postcard, British soldier in Salonika, WW1

Humorous postcard, British soldier in Salonika, WW1
Humorous postcard, British soldier in Salonika -- Finish Johnny! Christmas 1918, 8th Field Survey Company Royal Engineers. Date: 1918

Background imageJoke Collection: A horrible business - Butchers shop, 1851

A horrible business - Butchers shop, 1851
Humourous scene from a butchers shop, 1851. Master Butcher: " Did you take old Major Dumbledores ribs to No. 12?" Boy: " Yes

Background imageJoke Collection: Sketches of Cricket in India, 1890

Sketches of Cricket in India, 1890
A series of sketches by an English Cavalry Officer of a game of cricket played between an Indian College and British Officers, in India, 1890

Background imageJoke Collection: Comic postcard, Flowers in the park Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Flowers in the park Date: 20th century

Background imageJoke Collection: Alcoholism: mottos of the week (chromolitho)

Alcoholism: mottos of the week (chromolitho)
5996072 Alcoholism: mottos of the week (chromolitho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Alcoholism: mottos of the week)

Background imageJoke Collection: Where theres a will, theres a way: short man standing on a pile of books to kiss a much taller

Where theres a will, theres a way: short man standing on a pile of books to kiss a much taller woman (colour litho)
5999970 Where theres a will, theres a way: short man standing on a pile of books to kiss a much taller woman (colour litho) by English School

Background imageJoke Collection: Hodges Explanation of a Hundred Magistrates, March 1, 1815. March 1, 1815

Hodges Explanation of a Hundred Magistrates, March 1, 1815. March 1, 1815
Hodges Explanation of a Hundred Magistrates, March 1, 1815

Background imageJoke Collection: Milk order tag -- 2 Extra Please

Milk order tag -- 2 Extra Please
Milk order tag to fit over the neck of an empty bottle - 2 Extra Please, I m not getting enough. circa 1970s

Background imageJoke Collection: Milk order tag -- 1 Extra Please

Milk order tag -- 1 Extra Please
Milk order tag to fit over the neck of an empty bottle - 1 Extra Please, I m not getting enough. circa 1970s

Background imageJoke Collection: Family / Dancing / Baby Joke

Family / Dancing / Baby Joke
Do you like dancing? Get married, and you ll go to a BAWL every night!

Background imageJoke Collection: Couple Take Tea 1875

Couple Take Tea 1875
A young couple take an evening cup of tea together while the cat sleeps contendedly on the mat

Background imageJoke Collection: Merry making on the regents birth day, 1812, Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878, etcher

Merry making on the regents birth day, 1812, Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878, etcher, 1812, George, the Prince Regent, dancing

Background imageJoke Collection: Egg family getting dressed in the morning (chromolitho)

Egg family getting dressed in the morning (chromolitho)
5996094 Egg family getting dressed in the morning (chromolitho) by European School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Egg family getting dressed in the morning)

Background imageJoke Collection: Clown and three monkeys playing music (chromolitho)

Clown and three monkeys playing music (chromolitho)
5996062 Clown and three monkeys playing music (chromolitho) by European School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Clown and three monkeys playing music)

Background imageJoke Collection: Monkey painting a portrait of a cat and a kitten (litho)

Monkey painting a portrait of a cat and a kitten (litho)
6000038 Monkey painting a portrait of a cat and a kitten (litho) by European School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Monkey painting a portrait of a cat and a kitten)

Background imageJoke Collection: Woman in the woods being watched by a man (colour litho)

Woman in the woods being watched by a man (colour litho)
5999995 Woman in the woods being watched by a man (colour litho) by European School (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Woman in the woods being watched by a man)

Background imageJoke Collection: Cat dressed up as a woman (colour litho)

Cat dressed up as a woman (colour litho)
5999966 Cat dressed up as a woman (colour litho) by European School (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Cat dressed up as a woman. Postcard, early 20th century.); © Look and Learn.

Background imageJoke Collection: Man and woman undressing (colour litho)

Man and woman undressing (colour litho)
5999940 Man and woman undressing (colour litho) by European School (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Man and woman undressing. Postcard, early 20th century.); © Look and Learn.

Background imageJoke Collection: Waiter dropping a plate of food and onto the head of a diner in a restaurant (colour litho)

Waiter dropping a plate of food and onto the head of a diner in a restaurant (colour litho)
5999919 Waiter dropping a plate of food and onto the head of a diner in a restaurant (colour litho) by European School (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageJoke Collection: Piccadilly Circus - London after dark (colour litho)

Piccadilly Circus - London after dark (colour litho)
8635562 Piccadilly Circus - London after dark (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Piccadilly Circus - London after dark)

Background imageJoke Collection: Dancer holding a small figure of a man (chromolitho)

Dancer holding a small figure of a man (chromolitho)
5996129 Dancer holding a small figure of a man (chromolitho) by European School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Dancer holding a small figure of a man)

Background imageJoke Collection: April (colour litho)

April (colour litho)
5996119 April (colour litho) by European School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: April. Postcard, early 20th century.); © Look and Learn.

Background imageJoke Collection: Boy delivering a love letter and flowers (colour litho)

Boy delivering a love letter and flowers (colour litho)
5996118 Boy delivering a love letter and flowers (colour litho) by European School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Boy delivering a love letter and flowers)

Background imageJoke Collection: Monkey wearing a bonnet (colour litho)

Monkey wearing a bonnet (colour litho)
6000056 Monkey wearing a bonnet (colour litho) by European School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Monkey wearing a bonnet. Postcard, early 20th century.); © Look and Learn.

Background imageJoke Collection: Naughty boy urinating onto a bearskin rug (colour litho)

Naughty boy urinating onto a bearskin rug (colour litho)
6000041 Naughty boy urinating onto a bearskin rug (colour litho) by European School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Naughty boy urinating onto a bearskin rug)

Background imageJoke Collection: Monkeys driving a carriage pulled by two cats (litho)

Monkeys driving a carriage pulled by two cats (litho)
6000040 Monkeys driving a carriage pulled by two cats (litho) by European School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Monkeys driving a carriage pulled by two cats)

Background imageJoke Collection: Man and woman on a visit to a managerie (colour litho)

Man and woman on a visit to a managerie (colour litho)
5999892 Man and woman on a visit to a managerie (colour litho) by European School (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Man and woman on a visit to a managerie)

Background imageJoke Collection: Phil May sketch (colour litho)

Phil May sketch (colour litho)
8635944 Phil May sketch (colour litho) by May, Phil (1864-1903); Private Collection; (add.info.: One of the set of Phil May Sketches, issued by Fry's Chocolates in c.1905.); © Look and Learn.

Background imageJoke Collection: London soles at rest (colour litho)

London soles at rest (colour litho)
8635628 London soles at rest (colour litho) by Anderson, Martin "Cynicus" (1854-1932); Private Collection; (add.info.: London soles at rest)

Background imageJoke Collection: Naughty boys urinating into a flower bed (colour litho)

Naughty boys urinating into a flower bed (colour litho)
6000042 Naughty boys urinating into a flower bed (colour litho) by European School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Naughty boys urinating into a flower bed)

Background imageJoke Collection: Woman attracting suitors bearing gifts (colour litho)

Woman attracting suitors bearing gifts (colour litho)
5996124 Woman attracting suitors bearing gifts (colour litho) by European School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Woman attracting suitors bearing gifts)



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"Laughter Through the Ages: A Glimpse into Humor's Timeless Charm" Step back in time to 1953 with Harvey Nichols advertisement, where wit and charm met fashion in a delightful blend. The Bright Young People never missed a chance to mock societal norms, as they playfully imitated the extravagant Rayner-Ponsonby wedding. Witness the Siskins and Redpolls at Niger bird seed feeder in New Forest - Hampshire - UK, showcasing nature's own comedic timing. "There was an Old Man of Blackheath, " his head adorned with a Wreath litho. Chuckles echoed through generations at this whimsical sight. Mytton Rides Bear – an eccentric escapade that tickled many funny bones throughout history. Who could resist such audacious antics? A colored photo captured a moment of joyous indulgence, as a black man savored a large watermelon. Laughter transcends boundaries and stereotypes. Sir Francis Drake's Game of Bowls brought mirth amidst adversity during AD 1588. Even heroes need moments of levity. Anglo-Saxon by Bruce Bairnsfather, WW1 cartoon reminds us that humor can be found even in the darkest times, offering solace and relief. Indulge in the timeless classic Tight Scotsman Joke – lured by six beauties. A playful jest that has delighted audiences for centuries. Comic postcard featuring flowers blooming in the park takes us on a journey through time to experience laughter across different eras. Life Is Just One Damned Thing After Another litho captures life's absurdities perfectly; reminding us to find humor amid chaos and uncertainty. Alcoholism: mottos of the week chromolitho serves as both cautionary tale and humorous reminder about life's pitfalls we must navigate together.