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"Merry Moments at Rathaus Christmas Market, Vienna, Austria" Step into a winter wonderland at the enchanting Rathaus Christmas Market in Vienna, Austria. Picture No

Background imageMerry Collection: Darby and Joan (colour litho)

Darby and Joan (colour litho)
971755 Darby and Joan (colour litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Darby and Joan, a proverbial phrase for a married couple content to share a quiet life of)

Background imageMerry Collection: Fairies dance in a circle - Fairy Ring

Fairies dance in a circle - Fairy Ring
He whistled to the merry elves, Were leaping in a ring

Background imageMerry 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 imageMerry Collection: Rathaus Christmas Market, Vienna, Austria

Rathaus Christmas Market, Vienna, Austria

Background imageMerry Collection: Picture No. 12480072

Picture No. 12480072
Boxer Dog, puppy wearing Christmas hat holding Date:

Background imageMerry Collection: Female Type / Hobble Skirt

Female Type / Hobble Skirt
Elegant lady restricted by her fashionable hobble skirt & further impeded by a Merry Widow hat, high all round collar & an ermine fur muff

Background imageMerry Collection: Fairies Merry Go Round

Fairies Merry Go Round
Fairies at play - a toadstool makes a convenient merry-go- round

Background imageMerry Collection: Christmas card, Shakespearean jesters

Christmas card, Shakespearean jesters
Christmas Card - May you be merry and lack nothing (based on a quotation from Shakespeares Henry IV Part 2) - two medieval jesters dancing. circa 1935

Background imageMerry Collection: Lily Elsie

Lily Elsie (1886 - 1962), Popular actress and singer wearing a jewelled costume in Lehars The Merry Widow Date: 1909

Background imageMerry Collection: Shakespeare quotation on a greetings card

Shakespeare quotation on a greetings card (inside pages) -- Heaven give you many, many merry days (The Merry Wives of Windsor). With a colourful spray of flowers. (2 of 2) Date: circa 1890s

Background imageMerry Collection: Motion blur view of a Merry go round carousel in London

Motion blur view of a Merry go round carousel in London
Motion blur view of a Merrygoround carousel on the South Bank in London

Background imageMerry Collection: Farewell performance by Robbin Hood and his merry men

Farewell performance by Robbin Hood and his merry men. Illustration shows the cast of a theatrical production Robbin Hood and his Merry Men on stage for the final song of the production, shown are

Background imageMerry Collection: Falstaff in Basket

Falstaff in Basket
Falstaff is hidden in a laundry basket

Background imageMerry Collection: Carousel Music Cover

Carousel Music Cover
All the fun of a merry-go- round, enjoyed for a penny a ride by all, including off- duty soldiers and their sweethearts

Background imageMerry Collection: Victorian Greeting Card - Owls with Lantern

Victorian Greeting Card - Owls with Lantern
Two owls standing with a lantern. Date: circa 1890

Background imageMerry Collection: Archery Match, 1828

Archery Match, 1828
An archery match, for which the competitors dress like Robin Hood and his Merry Men

Background imageMerry Collection: Princess Elizabeth (later Elizabeth II) on her betrothal to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten

Princess Elizabeth (later Elizabeth II) on her betrothal to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, Buckingham Palace, London
5999700 Princess Elizabeth (later Elizabeth II) on her betrothal to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, Buckingham Palace, London, 1947 (b/w photo) by English Photographer

Background imageMerry Collection: Three Little Kittens

Three Little Kittens
The Three Little Kittens are washing their mittens. 19th century

Background imageMerry Collection: Lehar, Franz (1870-1948)

Lehar, Franz (1870-1948). Austrian composer, mainly known for his operettas. The Merry Widow. Poster (1907). Painting

Background imageMerry Collection: The Tasting (oil on canvas)

The Tasting (oil on canvas)
473290 The Tasting (oil on canvas) by Sani, Alessandro (1856-1927); 51.4x61.6 cm; Private Collection; Photo eChristies Images; Italian, out of copyright

Background imageMerry Collection: Siberian Husky dog in Christmas santa hat

Siberian Husky dog in Christmas santa hat
A black and white Siberian Husky dog wears a santa hat and red and green Christmas themed collar with bells on. She has a blue eye and is smiling

Background imageMerry Collection: Ball at La Monnaie, 1912 (oil on canvas)

Ball at La Monnaie, 1912 (oil on canvas)
CUL4929406 Ball at La Monnaie, 1912 (oil on canvas) by Moreau, Henri (1869-1943); Musee des Beaux-Arts, Tournai, Belgium; (add.info.: MOREAU, Henri (1869-1943). Ball at La Monnaie. 1912

Background imageMerry Collection: Victorian Greeting Card - The Pickpocket

Victorian Greeting Card - The Pickpocket
Two penguins out for a stroll whilst a sparrow picks a pocket. Date: circa 1890

Background imageMerry Collection: St. Stephens Cathedral or Stephansdom, Vienna, Austria

St. Stephens Cathedral or Stephansdom, Vienna, Austria

Background imageMerry Collection: Great Expectations: The Dickens Christmas Spirit by Matania

Great Expectations: The Dickens Christmas Spirit by Matania
A Dickensian Christmas as imagined by the Italian-born artist, Fortunino Matania, who in his later career concentrated on historical genre subjects

Background imageMerry Collection: Young man in white shirt and blue jeans jumping

Young man in white shirt and blue jeans jumping

Background imageMerry Collection: Bare-chested man laughing

Bare-chested man laughing

Background imageMerry Collection: A Village Festival, Peasants Merrymaking Outside an Inn

A Village Festival, Peasants Merrymaking Outside an Inn
Artist: Lingelbach, Johannes - Title: A Village Festival, Peasants Merrymaking Outside an Inn - Date: early 1650s - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 87.6 x 120.6

Background imageMerry Collection: The Peasant Dance, 1568-1569. Artist: Pieter Bruegel the Elder

The Peasant Dance, 1568-1569. Artist: Pieter Bruegel the Elder
The Peasant Dance, 1568-1569. The opening of a kermesse (village fair), with a traditional dance performed by two couples. From the collection of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

Background imageMerry Collection: The Merry Widow by Edward Morton

The Merry Widow by Edward Morton
Promotional postcard for The Merry Widow by Edward Morton from the German of Victor Leon and Leo Stein (Theater an der Wien, Vienna, , 30th December 1905); music Franz Lehar

Background imageMerry Collection: Suffragette Hunger Strike Medal Christmas Card

Suffragette Hunger Strike Medal Christmas Card. Votes for Women and lots of em. This Merry Christmas time is the caption above a silver Hunger Strike Medal

Background imageMerry Collection: Victorian Greeting Card - Owls in Town

Victorian Greeting Card - Owls in Town
Two owls in top hats out at night. Date: circa 1890

Background imageMerry Collection: Victorian Greeting Card - Snowy Rabbits

Victorian Greeting Card - Snowy Rabbits
Two rabbits walking through the snow under an umbrella. Date: circa 1890

Background imageMerry Collection: Vanity by William Barribal

Vanity by William Barribal
A young woman beams widely as she adjusts her large Merry Widow style hat, gripping an evil-looking hat pin in her mouth. Date: 1910

Background imageMerry Collection: Fashionable women in new creations 1913

Fashionable women in new creations 1913
Women models wearing the latest winter beautifully decorative wraps. 1913

Background imageMerry Collection: The Union Club, 1801 (colour engraving)

The Union Club, 1801 (colour engraving)
XCF154194 The Union Club, 1801 (colour engraving) by Gillray, James (1757-1815); Private Collection; English, out of copyright

Background imageMerry Collection: Five children building a snowman in a wood

Five children building a snowman in a wood
Five Edwardian children building a snowman in a wood

Background imageMerry Collection: Victorian Greeting Card - Dining Guinea-Pigs

Victorian Greeting Card - Dining Guinea-Pigs
Mother guinea-pig about to feed 4 young guinea-pigs at the dining table. Date: circa 1890

Background imageMerry Collection: Second World War child evacuee, c1939 (colour litho)

Second World War child evacuee, c1939 (colour litho)
3104406 Second World War child evacuee, c1939 (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Second World War child evacuee, c1939)

Background imageMerry Collection: Children on a merry-go-round at Hascombe fair, Surrey, England. Date: early 1930s

Children on a merry-go-round at Hascombe fair, Surrey, England. Date: early 1930s

Background imageMerry Collection: Christmas card, clown in snow

Christmas card, clown in snow -- A Merry Heart goes all the way. circa 1905

Background imageMerry Collection: The Merry Wives of Windsor - title page

The Merry Wives of Windsor - title page - Anne Page and Slender, an inept and unsuccessful suitor. 1862

Background imageMerry Collection: Merry Merry by Harlan Thompson

Merry Merry by Harlan Thompson
Promotional postcard for Merry Merry by Harlan Thompson; music Harry Archer (Vanderbilt Theatre, New York, 24th September 1925). First produced in England at the Carleton Theatre, 28th February 1929

Background imageMerry Collection: Do you want some? By H. M. Bateman

Do you want some? By H. M. Bateman
" Do you want some? Innoculating a pessimist with Merry Christmas bacilli." This cartoon mentions the recent discovery of Reading Bacillus by Leonard Joyce as a new way of healing wounds

Background imageMerry Collection: A Day at the Fair - Merry-go-round

A Day at the Fair - Merry-go-round. Look at us all on the merry-go-round? Date: circa 1926

Background imageMerry Collection: The Dolly Sisters in the Merry Countess

The Dolly Sisters in the Merry Countess
Sheet music for Tango Dance from The Merry Countess, featuring the Dolly Sisters and Martin Brown, USA, 1912 1912

Background imageMerry Collection: Christmas Eve at Mr. Wardles, illustration from The Pickwick Papers

Christmas Eve at Mr. Wardles, illustration from The Pickwick Papers
XJF396003 Christmas Eve at Mr. Wardle s, illustration from The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens (1812-70) published 1837 (litho) by Browne

Background imageMerry Collection: A Flemish Kermesse (oil on canvas)

A Flemish Kermesse (oil on canvas)
XIR28035 A Flemish Kermesse (oil on canvas) by Brueghel, Pieter the Younger (c.1564-1638); 37x61 cm; Musee de l Hotel Sandelin, Saint-Omer, France; Flemish, out of copyright



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"Merry Moments at Rathaus Christmas Market, Vienna, Austria" Step into a winter wonderland at the enchanting Rathaus Christmas Market in Vienna, Austria. Picture No. 12480072 captures the festive spirit with its vibrant colors and joyful atmosphere. Amidst the bustling crowd, a female figure stands elegantly in her hobble skirt, adding a touch of vintage charm to the scene. The carousel music cover fills the air with delightful melodies as fairies gracefully twirl on the merry-go-round. It's like stepping into a whimsical Christmas card adorned with Shakespearean jesters and their mischievous grins. A Shakespeare quotation on a greetings card reminds us that "the earth has music for those who listen. " In London, amidst motion blur views of another merry-go-round carousel, we are transported back in time to an archery match in 1828. The excitement is palpable as competitors aim for victory while spectators cheer them on. A historic black and white photograph takes us to Buckingham Palace in 1947 when Princess Elizabeth (later Elizabeth II) announced her betrothal to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten. Their smiles radiate pure happiness and anticipation of their future together. Lily Elsie's timeless beauty captivates our hearts just like these merry moments do. Her graceful presence adds an ethereal touch to this collection of joyous memories. And let's not forget about three little kittens playfully chasing their tails. Their innocent antics remind us that even simple pleasures can bring immense merriment. Whether you find yourself strolling through Vienna's magical market or reminiscing about historical events captured forever in photographs, may your days be filled with merry moments that warm your heart and bring joy to your soul.