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"Unleashing the Art of Fooling: From Jeeves to Garlieston" THANK YOU JEEVES: A comical tale of a gentleman's valet who always manages to outwit his master

Background imageFooling Collection: THANK YOU JEEVES

THANK YOU JEEVES
more glorious fooling by P. G. Wodehouse

Background imageFooling Collection: A boy plays with a black dog in the harbour at Garlieston

A boy plays with a black dog in the harbour at Garlieston, Wigtownshire, Dumfries and Galloway, SW Scotland. He thows stones for the dog, which jumps about in the water Date: 1994

Background imageFooling Collection: WW1 - German anti-British propaganda postcard

WW1 - German anti-British propaganda postcard - Caught and Trapped - a duplicitous British Army Officer is captured by the forces of the Central Powers trying to smuggle a machine gun to his men

Background imageFooling Collection: The Dolly Sisters and Pearl White

The Dolly Sisters and Pearl White, location unknown, 1920s 1920s

Background imageFooling Collection: Teasing Tirpitz, or luring a U boat to Dover, Heath Robinson

Teasing Tirpitz, or luring a U boat to Dover, Heath Robinson
A battered British plane suspends a tiny toy boat on a string, fooling a German U boat into pursuing it all the way to Dover. Another mischievous war tactic dreamed up by William Heath Robinson

Background imageFooling Collection: Young man fooling about in The Stocks

Young man fooling about in The Stocks. Date: 1953

Background imageFooling Collection: Victorian Greeting Card - Cats School Chaos

Victorian Greeting Card - Cats School Chaos
Cat students misbehave whilst the teacher is out of the room. Date: circa 1890

Background imageFooling Collection: Five Bonzos roll about chasing a kitten who chases a mouse

Five Bonzos roll about chasing a kitten who chases a mouse
Five Bonzos roll about chasing a kitten who is chasing a mouse! 1923

Background imageFooling Collection: The Arcades at the Palais Royal, c. 1804 (pen & black ink and wash over gouache

The Arcades at the Palais Royal, c. 1804 (pen & black ink and wash over gouache
3079346 The Arcades at the Palais Royal, c.1804 (pen & black ink and wash over gouache and chalk on paper by Boilly, Louis Leopold (1761-1845); 36.5x45.7 cm; The Art Institute of Chicago, IL

Background imageFooling Collection: 'I can t stand fooling here all night! here goes!'(engraving)

"I can t stand fooling here all night! here goes!"(engraving)
6003641 " I can t stand fooling here all night! here goes!" (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: " I can t stand fooling here all night)

Background imageFooling Collection: Two Couples having jolly countryside japes - the men are wearing the womens clothing

Two Couples having jolly countryside japes - the men are wearing the womens clothing and vice versa! Date: 1920s

Background imageFooling Collection: Two boys playing in old washing machine

Two boys playing in old washing machine
Two young lads fooling about with (and inside!) an old washing machine. Perhaps they were harbouring dreams of a career in plumbing at this stage?!

Background imageFooling Collection: Couple on the beach at Bournemouth - early 1960s

Couple on the beach at Bournemouth - early 1960s. They are fooling about - the sandy contents of his small plastic beach bucket have been deposited on is head! Date: 1961

Background imageFooling Collection: Five Friends in a very small motor boat on the River Thames

Five Friends in a very small motor boat on the River Thames
Five Friends in a very small motor launch ( The Bridge Belle 2 ) take a merry jaunt on the River Thames! Date: early 1950s

Background imageFooling Collection: Advertisement for Crunchie Bar

Advertisement for Crunchie Bar -- male and female models posing. 1959

Background imageFooling Collection: Business Notes Illustrated - Balancing his Books

Business Notes Illustrated - Balancing his Books
Business Notes Illustrated - " Balancing his books!". Date: 1904

Background imageFooling Collection: Seven young Japanese toddlers fooling around

Seven young Japanese toddlers fooling around Date: circa 1906

Background imageFooling Collection: Sychronised Swimming Team - sky-larking again

Sychronised Swimming Team - sky-larking again
Bournemouth, Dorset - female members of the Aquashow Sychronised Swimming Team - sky-larking again up a tree! Date: 1962

Background imageFooling Collection: The Cow and Plate Polecat Trapper

The Cow and Plate Polecat Trapper
Another ingenious idea from the inventive mind of William Heath Robinson, the gadget king, for a cow and plate pole-cat trapper on the Catskill Mountains

Background imageFooling Collection: Chinese men fooling about on a Paifang Gateway, China

Chinese men fooling about on a Paifang Gateway, China Date: circa 1920s

Background imageFooling Collection: US Womens Rights - Who has the right to this young chap?

US Womens Rights - Who has the right to this young chap?! Date: 1910

Background imageFooling Collection: British troops in India pretend to be rock-breaking convicts

British troops in India pretend to be rock-breaking convicts
British troops stationed in India having a bit of fun playing at being convicts! The caption " Ah (sic) we downhearted - roll on Oct"

Background imageFooling Collection: Picture No. 10889175

Picture No. 10889175
Blue-and-Yellow Macaw / Blue-and-Gold Macaw - single adult fooling around in a tree (Ara ararauna) Date:

Background imageFooling Collection: Picture No. 10889311

Picture No. 10889311
Hyacinth Macaw - two adults fooling around on a palm tree (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) Date:

Background imageFooling Collection: Picture No. 10889306

Picture No. 10889306
Hyacinth Macaw - two adults fooling around in a tree (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) Date:

Background imageFooling Collection: Yacht Larks

Yacht Larks
One boy climbs to the top of a yacht mast whilst his friend looks embarrassed to be seen with him! Date: early 1930s

Background imageFooling Collection: Cupids April fooling

Cupids April fooling. Illustration shows Cupid writing out notes that state Two can live as cheaply as one, some are addressed to Mr. Huggard, Mr. Younglove, and Mr

Background imageFooling Collection: Two ladies in saucy swimwear

Two ladies in saucy swimwear, which would have been EXTREMELY racey for this time period! They fool around on the end of a jetty at the endge of a lake. Date: circa 1904

Background imageFooling Collection: Lovers tiff

Lovers tiff
A young couple sit at opposite sides of a garden bench, his top hat separates them. They appear not to be on speaking terms

Background imageFooling Collection: Boys riding on top of a car - Paris

Boys riding on top of a car - Paris
A gang of young teenage boys riding on top of a car, while others use it as a source propulsion as they stand on their skateboards, holding onto the side of the vehicle - close to the Eiffel Tower

Background imageFooling Collection: Bluejackets - Skylarking

Bluejackets - Skylarking
A group of British Naval Divers (Bluejackets) messing about on deck

Background imageFooling Collection: German troops with homemade instruments

German troops with homemade instruments
Unit of German soldiers during the First World War, posing with their homemade instruments!

Background imageFooling Collection: Boys on Bikes 1940S

Boys on Bikes 1940S
Two boys, brothers, enjoy fooling around on their bicycles outside their house during World War Two

Background imageFooling Collection: Gipsy Kids & Pram

Gipsy Kids & Pram
A boy plays on an old pram, with his rather camera-shy sister beside him. A young woman, probably their mother, watches them from a caravan

Background imageFooling Collection: Water Splashing Festival in Jinghong town Xishuangbanna, Yunnan province, China, Asia

Water Splashing Festival in Jinghong town Xishuangbanna, Yunnan province, China, Asia


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"Unleashing the Art of Fooling: From Jeeves to Garlieston" THANK YOU JEEVES: A comical tale of a gentleman's valet who always manages to outwit his master, leaving us in stitches. WW1 - German anti-British propaganda postcard: Deceptive images aimed at fooling the masses, revealing the power of manipulation during times of war. The Dolly Sisters and Pearl White: These dazzling entertainers fooled audiences with their mesmerizing performances, captivating hearts worldwide. Teasing Tirpitz or luring a U-boat to Dover, Heath Robinson: Enter the whimsical world where ingenious contraptions were created to trick enemies during wartime. Couple on the beach at Bournemouth - early 1960s: Sun-kissed shores witness lovers engaging in playful pranks that leave them laughing under the summer sky. Young man fooling about in The Stocks: Transport yourself back to medieval times as mischievous youth find amusement within these wooden restraints meant for punishment. Victorian Greeting Card - Cats School Chaos: Feline frenzy ensues as clever cats turn an innocent classroom into chaos, proving that even animals enjoy a good joke. Five Bonzos roll about chasing a kitten who chases a mouse: In this hilarious chase scene, laughter erupts as furry friends engage in playful antics that keep everyone guessing. The Arcades at Palais Royal, c. 1804 (pen & black ink and wash over gouache): Step into Parisian elegance where hidden identities and secret rendezvous create an atmosphere ripe for deception and romance. "I can't stand fooling here all night. Here goes. " (engraving): Witness bravery mixed with foolishness as daring individuals take risks that could lead either to triumph or embarrassment. Two Couples having jolly countryside japes - the men are wearing women's clothing.