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"Uncomfortable: A Journey Through Uneasy Moments" As the sun set, she scrubbed vigorously in the river

Background imageUncomfortable Collection: Woman washing clothes in a river

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

Background imageUncomfortable Collection: Three runaway schoolboys are very seasick

Three runaway schoolboys are very seasick
Three runaway schoolboys suffer greatly from seasickness on an ocean voyage. Date: 1898

Background imageUncomfortable Collection: Crying baby

Crying baby
MODEL RELEASED. Crying baby. Crying 1-month-old baby girl

Background imageUncomfortable Collection: Mr Winkle on the ice (colour litho)

Mr Winkle on the ice (colour litho)
2775613 Mr Winkle on the ice (colour litho) by Reynolds, Frank (1876-1953); Private Collection; (add.info.: Mr Winkle on the ice, from The Pickwick Papers, by Charles Dickens)

Background imageUncomfortable Collection: Cartoon depicting the uncomfortable results of gluttony, 19th century

Cartoon depicting the uncomfortable results of gluttony, 19th century
5309060 Cartoon depicting the uncomfortable results of gluttony, 19th century; (add.info.: Cartoon depicting the uncomfortable results of gluttony)

Background imageUncomfortable Collection: Two ladies lose their hats on a windy day. From Illustrierte Sittengeschichte vom Mittelalter bis

Two ladies lose their hats on a windy day. From Illustrierte Sittengeschichte vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart by
1000876 Two ladies lose their hats on a windy day. From Illustrierte Sittengeschichte vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart by Eduard Fuchs, published 1909.; Private Collection

Background imageUncomfortable Collection: A man eating food on production line, 1850

A man eating food on production line, 1850
3478435 A man eating food on production line, 1850; (add.info.: Cartoon depicting the uncomfortable results of gluttony. Dated 19th Century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageUncomfortable Collection: Bicycle (Velocipede or Boneshaker), Cornwall Works, Birmingham, England

Bicycle (Velocipede or Boneshaker), Cornwall Works, Birmingham, England
In September 1870, this velocipede was ridden by Sir Richard Tangye from Truro to Newquay, bringing the news of the Battle of Sedan to the town

Background imageUncomfortable Collection: Amateur Studio portrait photograph of a teenage girl

Amateur Studio portrait photograph of a teenage girl
Amateur Studio portrait photograph - shot in the back garden with suitable table and plant pot props - the subject is not the most jolly ever - I don t think that hat was a regular personal choice

Background imageUncomfortable Collection: Young Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata) kissing

Young Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata) kissing another macque in the thermal hot springs, Jigokudani, Japan, January

Background imageUncomfortable Collection: USA, Sleepy Hollow. Sleepy Hollow Cemetery (PR)

USA, Sleepy Hollow. Sleepy Hollow Cemetery (PR)

Background imageUncomfortable Collection: Beach at Cape May, c1840. Creator: Alfred Jacob Miller

Beach at Cape May, c1840. Creator: Alfred Jacob Miller
Beach at Cape May, c1840. Two men seated on folding stools sit on the sand despite clouds of annoying insects. Cape May, New Jersey, is among the oldest American seaside resorts

Background imageUncomfortable Collection: Monsieur, ils ne sont que cinq.. 1864. Creator: Honore Daumier

Monsieur, ils ne sont que cinq.. 1864. Creator: Honore Daumier
Monsieur, ils ne sont que cinq.. 1864. - Monsieur, ils ne sont que cinq, il y a une sixieme place...en vous penchant beaucoup vous pourrez voir un peu'

Background imageUncomfortable Collection: Fisherman courting, 1880. Creator: Albert Neuhuys

Fisherman courting, 1880. Creator: Albert Neuhuys
Fisherman courting, 1880

Background imageUncomfortable Collection: Vous sentez bien, mon cher monsieur... 19th century. Creator: Honore Daumier

Vous sentez bien, mon cher monsieur... 19th century. Creator: Honore Daumier
Vous sentez bien, mon cher monsieur... 19th century. Human Infirmity - You feel good, my dear sir?

Background imageUncomfortable Collection: Railway Travelling - A Contrast, 1891. Creator: G Durand

Railway Travelling - A Contrast, 1891. Creator: G Durand
Railway Travelling - A Contrast, 1891. From "The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper", Volume 44. July to December, 1891

Background imageUncomfortable Collection: The Cupper (Kopster), 1695. Creator: Cornelis Dusart

The Cupper (Kopster), 1695. Creator: Cornelis Dusart
The Cupper (Kopster), 1695

Background imageUncomfortable Collection: Man In Bed With Bandage Around Head And Chin, Looks In Pain From Mumps

Man In Bed With Bandage Around Head And Chin, Looks In Pain From Mumps
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1930s 1940s: Man In Bed With Bandage Around Head And Chin, Looks In Pain From Mumps, Toothache Or Injury

Background imageUncomfortable Collection: Ground squirrels (Xerus inauris ) one with its tail over the back of another, Kgalagadi

Ground squirrels (Xerus inauris ) one with its tail over the back of another, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Northern Cape, South Africa, February

Background imageUncomfortable Collection: European Brown Bear (Ursus arctos arctos), a large male taking a rest in a cloud of mosquitoes

European Brown Bear (Ursus arctos arctos), a large male taking a rest in a cloud of mosquitoes. Kajaani, Finland. June

Background imageUncomfortable Collection: Lemon sole (Microstomus kitt) portrait. Gardur, south west Iceland. North Atlantic Ocean

Lemon sole (Microstomus kitt) portrait. Gardur, south west Iceland. North Atlantic Ocean

Background imageUncomfortable Collection: Lemur leaf frog (Hylomantis lemur) mating pair, captive, Critically endangered

Lemur leaf frog (Hylomantis lemur) mating pair, captive, Critically endangered, from Central America. Please credit Michael Kern / Zoo Atlanta

Background imageUncomfortable Collection: On the Omnibus by John Leech

On the Omnibus by John Leech Date: 19th century

Background imageUncomfortable Collection: A Peking Cart - Hong Kong

A Peking Cart - Hong Kong. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageUncomfortable Collection: The Right of Way

The Right of Way
A landscape painting of a broad countryside setting, with a winding stream trailing off, beside which a mother comforts her son, who seems uncomfortable by the sheep and lambs. Date: circa 1922

Background imageUncomfortable Collection: She was sitting in the hammock, trying to amuse herself with an old atlas

She was sitting in the hammock, trying to amuse herself with an old atlas and not succeeding at all well (colour litho)
1630676 She was sitting in the hammock, trying to amuse herself with an old atlas and not succeeding at all well (colour litho) by Willcox Smith

Background imageUncomfortable Collection: Lady at the Doctors I; Dame beim Arzt I, 1948 (oil on canvas)

Lady at the Doctors I; Dame beim Arzt I, 1948 (oil on canvas)
1768132 Lady at the Doctors I; Dame beim Arzt I, 1948 (oil on canvas) by Kleinschmidt, Paul (1883-1949); 116.2x73 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Lady at the Doctors I; Dame beim Arzt I)

Background imageUncomfortable Collection: On the Terrace, 1904 (oil on canvas)

On the Terrace, 1904 (oil on canvas)
659710 On the Terrace, 1904 (oil on canvas) by Gunnarson, Gunnar (1865-1949) (attr. to); Each panel 101x50 cm; Private Collection; Photo © Christies Images

Background imageUncomfortable Collection: The Stygian Lake

The Stygian Lake
" The Stygian Lake, with the Ireful Sinners, Dante and Virgil enter the fifth circle of Hell and come to the Stygian marsh or Styx

Background imageUncomfortable Collection: Discomforts of an Epicure, 1787. Creator: Thomas Rowlandson

Discomforts of an Epicure, 1787. Creator: Thomas Rowlandson
Discomforts of an Epicure, 1787. According to available descriptions of Rowlandson, this is a self-portrait, of course exaggerated

Background imageUncomfortable Collection: Womans Clogs, c. 1938. Creator: Harry Grossen

Womans Clogs, c. 1938. Creator: Harry Grossen
Womans Clogs, c. 1938

Background imageUncomfortable Collection: Dorothy True, 1919. Creator: Alfred Stieglitz

Dorothy True, 1919. Creator: Alfred Stieglitz
Dorothy True, 1919. A work made of gelatin silver print

Background imageUncomfortable Collection: Portrait of Dr. T. B. Hood, Between 1876 and 1880. Creator: Samuel Montague Fassett

Portrait of Dr. T. B. Hood, Between 1876 and 1880. Creator: Samuel Montague Fassett
Portrait of Dr. T.B. Hood, Between 1876 and 1880

Background imageUncomfortable Collection: The Last of England, 1852-55 (oil on panel)

The Last of England, 1852-55 (oil on panel)
BIR451292 The Last of England, 1852-55 (oil on panel) by Brown, Ford Madox (1821-93); Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery; (add.info.: Ford and Emma Madox Brown; ); English, out of copyright

Background imageUncomfortable Collection: Alice in White Rabbits House, illustration from Alice

Alice in White Rabbits House, illustration from Alice
2657656 Alice in White Rabbits House, illustration from Alices Adventures Under Ground, pub. 1886 (facsimile) by Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge (Lewis Carroll) (1832-98); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageUncomfortable Collection: Comic postcard, Primitive couple in fig leaves

Comic postcard, Primitive couple in fig leaves Date: 20th century

Background imageUncomfortable Collection: Comic postcard, Scotsman on a sandy beach Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Scotsman on a sandy beach Date: 20th century

Background imageUncomfortable Collection: Comic postcard, Woman in hotel bedroom Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Woman in hotel bedroom Date: 20th century

Background imageUncomfortable Collection: Comic postcard, Woman looking for nearest toilet

Comic postcard, Woman looking for nearest toilet Date: 20th century

Background imageUncomfortable Collection: Comic postcard, Two women in a teashop

Comic postcard, Two women in a teashop discuss travelling salesman Date: 20th century

Background imageUncomfortable Collection: Comic postcard, Man looks for toilet in Oxford Street

Comic postcard, Man looks for toilet in Oxford Street (at that time in the West Central postal area of London) Date: 20th century

Background imageUncomfortable Collection: De Paris En Guyane (engraving)

De Paris En Guyane (engraving)
2783248 De Paris En Guyane (engraving) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: De Paris En Guyane)

Background imageUncomfortable Collection: Comic postcard, Man scratching himself on his bed

Comic postcard, Man scratching himself on his bed Date: 20th century

Background imageUncomfortable Collection: Comic postcard, Unhappy girl and boy in the snow Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Unhappy girl and boy in the snow Date: 20th century

Background imageUncomfortable Collection: Comic postcard, Two men sharing a narrow bed Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Two men sharing a narrow bed Date: 20th century

Background imageUncomfortable Collection: The recent heatwave in Paris (colour litho)

The recent heatwave in Paris (colour litho)
2818676 The recent heatwave in Paris (colour litho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The recent heatwave in Paris. Les recentes chaleurs a Paris)

Background imageUncomfortable Collection: Quelle Chaleur (What Heat) (colour litho)

Quelle Chaleur (What Heat) (colour litho)
3098841 Quelle Chaleur (What Heat) (colour litho) by Moreau, Jean Michel the Younger (1741-1814) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Quelle Chaleur (What Heat)

Background imageUncomfortable Collection: Comic postcard, Little child at the seaside on a donkey Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Little child at the seaside on a donkey Date: 20th century



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"Uncomfortable: A Journey Through Uneasy Moments" As the sun set, she scrubbed vigorously in the river, her tired hands and aching back reminding her of the uncomfortable reality of life's daily chores. The three runaway schoolboys clung to the railing, their faces pale with seasickness as they regretted their impulsive decision to escape from boarding school. Amidst a crowded train carriage, the piercing cries of a baby echoed through, creating an uncomfortable atmosphere for both passengers and parents alike. John Leech's illustration on "The Omnibus" captures the discomfort of cramped spaces and awkward interactions that often accompany public transportation journeys. In bustling Hong Kong streets, a Peking Cart maneuvered its way through narrow alleys, causing discomfort to pedestrians who had to make way for its passage. The right of way was contested between two drivers at an intersection, leading to honking horns and heated exchanges that left everyone feeling uneasy. Riding on an early bicycle model known as Velocipede or Boneshaker brought more discomfort than pleasure due to its bumpy ride along Cornwall Works' uneven roads in Birmingham, England. An amateur studio portrait photograph captured the teenage girl's forced smile and stiff posture—an uncomfortable reminder of societal expectations placed upon young women during that era. With gentle affection shared between them, a young Japanese macaque kissed another—a heartwarming yet slightly uncomfortable display of animal behavior witnessed by curious onlookers. Thomas A Glover's artwork depicted a Niam Niam lunatic in Sudan—his wild expression evoking both curiosity and unease among those who encountered him during his journey from Mongalla to Terrakekka in 1925 (1927). X-rays revealed foot damage caused by years spent wearing high heels—a painful reminder that fashion sometimes comes at great discomfort for those seeking to adhere to societal beauty standards.