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Humourous Collection

Laughter is the best medicine, and these humorous moments will surely tickle your funny bone

Background imageHumourous Collection: Awful changes cartoon

Awful changes cartoon
Satirical lithograph cartoon by Henry T De la Beche c.1830, depicting Charles Lyell (centre) as Professor Ichthyosaurus

Background imageHumourous Collection: Awful changes cartoon

Awful changes cartoon
Satirical pen and ink cartoon by Henry T De la Beche c.1830, depicting Charles Lyell (centre) as Professor Ichthyosaurus

Background imageHumourous Collection: Smoking club, 18th century artwork

Smoking club, 18th century artwork. The practice of smoking tobacco was popularised in England and Ireland in the 1580s and 1590s by the English soldier and explorer Sir Walter Raleigh (c.1552-1618)

Background imageHumourous 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 imageHumourous Collection: Manneken Pis Postcard Album - A Duel

Manneken Pis Postcard Album - A Duel
A duel - three street urchins help their friend to mimic the statue! Manneken Pis (Dutch for little pee man ), also known in French as the petit Julien, is a very famous Brussels landmark

Background imageHumourous Collection: The Cawston Ostrich Farm - South Pasadena, California

The Cawston Ostrich Farm - South Pasadena, California, USA. A large ostrich pulls a wheeled cart, containing an enthusiastic lady passenger! The boss of the farm in bowler hat stands proudly behind

Background imageHumourous 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 imageHumourous 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 imageHumourous Collection: 'There was an old man with a beard, who said, It is just as I feared

"There was an old man with a beard, who said, It is just as I feared
LLM386602 " There was an old man with a beard, who said, It is just as I feared! ", from A Book of Nonsense, published by Frederick Warne and Co

Background imageHumourous Collection: Manneken Pis Postcard Album - Nun and Children

Manneken Pis Postcard Album - Nun and Children
Embarrased nun: " Look to the left my children". The nun leads a group of schoolgirls (one snubbing her nose), holding an umbrella to shield their innocent eyes from the little boy statue

Background imageHumourous Collection: Chipping Campden, Cotswolds - Sheep

Chipping Campden, Cotswolds - Sheep
A flock of sheep outside the George & Dragon Inn in the High Street at Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire (in the Cotwolds)

Background imageHumourous Collection: A Chimpanzee at Twycross Zoo playing a round of golf. 10th September 1980

A Chimpanzee at Twycross Zoo playing a round of golf. 10th September 1980

Background imageHumourous Collection: Domestic dog, Skye Terrier, portrait

Domestic dog, Skye Terrier, portrait

Background imageHumourous Collection: La Calavera de la Catrina, 1913 (zinc etching) (b / w photo)

La Calavera de la Catrina, 1913 (zinc etching) (b / w photo)
XIR190234 La Calavera de la Catrina, 1913 (zinc etching) (b/w photo) by Posada, Jose Guadalupe (1851-1913); 12x16 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageHumourous Collection: Gun dog with shooting cap, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Gun dog with shooting cap, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageHumourous Collection: Iberian Hare (Lepus granatensis) adult, sitting at edge of track, Extremadua, Spain, may

Iberian Hare (Lepus granatensis) adult, sitting at edge of track, Extremadua, Spain, may

Background imageHumourous Collection: Domestic Rabbit, Lop-eared, adult female, sitting, dressed with Christmas hat

Domestic Rabbit, Lop-eared, adult female, sitting, dressed with Christmas hat

Background imageHumourous Collection: Domestic Cat, Tabby and White, adult, dressed in Christmas costume, close-up of head

Domestic Cat, Tabby and White, adult, dressed in Christmas costume, close-up of head

Background imageHumourous Collection: British soldiers take interest in an Egyptian lady

British soldiers take interest in an Egyptian lady
Humourous Postcard - World War One era. British soldiers (a sailor and a Scots infantryman) take interest in an Egyptian lady who stroll demurely along under a pink parasol

Background imageHumourous Collection: The Lost Ball - Heath Robinson Cartoon

The Lost Ball - Heath Robinson Cartoon
The Lost Ball. Golfers try in vain to retrieve a lost ball in a lake on a golf course. It appears that a passing fish has swallowed it!

Background imageHumourous Collection: 'There was an Old Man of Corfu, who never knew what he should do', from A Book of Nonsense

"There was an Old Man of Corfu, who never knew what he should do", from A Book of Nonsense
LLM386624 " There was an Old Man of Corfu, who never knew what he should do", from A Book of Nonsense, published by Frederick Warne and Co

Background imageHumourous Collection: Lesser Marsh Grasshopper (Chorthippus albomarginatus) adult, with leg on head

Lesser Marsh Grasshopper (Chorthippus albomarginatus) adult, with leg on head, resting on flowerhead, Leicestershire, England, august

Background imageHumourous Collection: Domestic Cat, kitten sitting on miniature sun lounger under umbrella in garden

Domestic Cat, kitten sitting on miniature sun lounger under umbrella in garden

Background imageHumourous Collection: A pair of lovebirds

A pair of lovebirds
Austro-Hungarian Empire souvenir tourist postcard of a pair of lovebirds

Background imageHumourous Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
A Nigel Mansell (GBR) Williams caricature. Belgian Grand Prix, Rd 11, Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, 25 August 1991

Background imageHumourous Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
A message to the other teams from the Canadian owned Wolf team. British Grand Prix, Rd 10, Silverstone, England, 16 July 1977. BEST IMAGE

Background imageHumourous Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
A Ford Cosworth DFV used by the McLaren team features the written message: Treat her gently and she will love you forever

Background imageHumourous Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
Kenny Szymanski (GBR) Lotus Tyre Mechanic asks the question on his T-Shirt: If life is a bowl of cherries, why am I working in the pits?' Belgian Grand Prix, Rd 6, Zolder, Belgium, 13 May 1979

Background imageHumourous Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
Kenny Szymanski (GBR) Lotus Tyre Mechanic asks the question on his T-Shirt: If life is a bowl of cherries, why am I working in the pits?' Belgian Grand Prix, Rd 6, Zolder, Belgium, 13 May 1979

Background imageHumourous Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
A message from a mechanic stating how he believes engines are blown. South African Grand Prix, Rd 3, Kyalami, South Africa, 1 March 1980

Background imageHumourous Collection: On the way to Paris, illustration from Kiki's Memories, edition Henri Broca, Paris

On the way to Paris, illustration from Kiki's Memories, edition Henri Broca, Paris
495647 On the way to Paris, illustration from Kiki's Memories, edition Henri Broca, Paris, 1929 (pen & ink on paper) (b/w photo) by Kiki

Background imageHumourous Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
A no smoking sign near the engine of a Ferrari 312B3. United States Grand Prix, Rd 15, Watkins Glen, USA, 6 October 1974

Background imageHumourous Collection: Bar at Villefranche, illustration from Kiki's Memories, edition Henri Broca, Paris

Bar at Villefranche, illustration from Kiki's Memories, edition Henri Broca, Paris
495649 Bar at Villefranche, illustration from Kiki's Memories, edition Henri Broca, Paris, 1929 (pen & ink on paper) (b/w photo) by Kiki

Background imageHumourous Collection: Posing, illustration from Kiki's Memories, edition Henri Broca, Paris

Posing, illustration from Kiki's Memories, edition Henri Broca, Paris, 1929 (pen & ink on paper) (b/w photo)
495648 Posing, illustration from Kiki's Memories, edition Henri Broca, Paris, 1929 (pen & ink on paper) (b/w photo) by Kiki

Background imageHumourous Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
A shoe peers through a hole in the chassis of a Brabham BT44B. Formula One World Championship, Rd14, United States Grand Prix, Watkins Glen, USA, 5 October 1975

Background imageHumourous Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
A doctored road sign warning passers by that Stanley's About'. German Grand Prix, Rd 11, Nurburgring, Germany, 3 August 1975

Background imageHumourous Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
Chris Amon (NZL) sought solace through humour when the Tecno engines powering the Tecno PA123 refused to run properly, forcing him to withdraw from the race

Background imageHumourous Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
Jody Scheckter (RSA) amuses himself with a model of the six wheeled Tyrrell P34. Spanish Grand Prix, Rd4, Jarama, Spain, 2 May 1976

Background imageHumourous Collection: Bunny Girls from the Playboy Club in London visit Bunny

Bunny Girls from the Playboy Club in London visit Bunny, a village and civil parish in the Rushcliffe borough of Nottinghamshire, England, 4th August 1966

Background imageHumourous Collection: England Football Team Squad for 1982 World Cup Finals, Press Day, Tuesday 8th June 1982

England Football Team Squad for 1982 World Cup Finals, Press Day, Tuesday 8th June 1982. Our Picture Shows... (l/r) Steve Coppell (standing), Kenny Sansom, Terry McDermott

Background imageHumourous Collection: Amusing winking owl

Amusing winking owl
A fun humorous portrait of an eagle owl winking. The owl is facing forward with the left eye half open. It is a half length portrait

Background imageHumourous Collection: Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) curious cub sits up on its hind legs, paw raised

Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) curious cub sits up on its hind legs, paw raised, and tries to balance itself, along Bernard Spit in autumn, 1002 area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska

Background imageHumourous Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
A bunch of Diks? Dutch Grand Prix, Zandvoort, 28 August 1983

Background imageHumourous Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
The Brabham mechanics write a poem for Niki Lauda (AUT), who went on to repay their hard work with a race victory. Swedish Grand Prix, Rd 8, Anderstorp, Sweden, 17 June 1978. BEST IMAGE

Background imageHumourous Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
Harald Ertl (AUT) Ensign (Right), who crashed out of his final GP start on lap 7, with fellow owner of impressive facial hair Cuck Jones (USA) Ensign financial backer

Background imageHumourous Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
A message concerning the health of the Wolf car of Jody Scheckter (RSA). Brazilian Grand Prix, Rd 2, Jacarepagua, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 29 January 1978

Background imageHumourous Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
Some graffiti from the Lotus team speculating on the destination of certain members of staff. Rex Hart (GBR) Lotus Senior Mechanic is destined for Team Ensign

Background imageHumourous Collection: Houston we have cauliflower - Rocket take-off

Houston we have cauliflower - Rocket take-off
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Laughter is the best medicine, and these humorous moments will surely tickle your funny bone. From an awful changes cartoon to a man holding up the R101 airship, prepare for some hilarious surprises. Ever heard of the old man of Blackheath with a wreath on his head? Well, he's here too. And let's not forget about those mischievous siskins and redpolls at the Niger bird seed feeder in Hampshire. If you're looking for a good laugh, take a trip to The Cawston Ostrich Farm in South Pasadena - it's bound to leave you in stitches. Step back in time with an 18th-century smoking club artwork or dive into the whimsical world of A Book of Nonsense featuring an old man with a beard who had quite the fear. But wait, there's more. Get ready for some quirky postcards from Manneken Pis Postcard Album - witness a duel and even nuns having fun with children. And if that wasn't enough cuteness overload, we've got adorable Skye Terrier portraits and sheep frolicking around Chipping Campden in Cotswolds. So sit back, relax, and get ready to giggle as we bring you these delightful moments filled with laughter.