USING BOYS AS CHESSMEN
Thirty-two pupils from Ramsgate schools act as living chessmen in two matches that form part of Kent Chess Association's Easter Congress.
CHAMPION BEER DRINKER
A German champion beer drinker downs a huge tankard of beer!
Bottoms up! A little girl accidentally reveals the fact that her knickers match her dress as she leans over a water butt!
This is how a party of merrymakers appeared in the streets during a mirthful celebration in Berlin. Date: 1932
DOGS LOVE CHOCOLATE
Punch has been trained by his owner to carry messages and pick up litter. Here he tries to use the chocolate dispenser
BANCHORY DANDY Owned by Lorna, Countess Howe. Head study with a pipe in its mouth.
Variations on a catatonic scale : the keys are linked to the cats' tails, and when depressed the resulting miaows create a concatenation of feline counterpoint.
SNOWBALL IN FACE
One lucky young man gets a snowball in the face
Knitting and the Great Dane - Manchester Dog Show 1966
An old lady gets on with her knitting in a spare booth next to a competitor in the Manchester Dog Show, a fine and upstanding Great Dane, which towers above her. Photograph by Shirley Baker Date: 1966
SEALYHAM RIDING A SHEEP
'Jimmie', a tame sheep belonging to Mr V. Payne, a garage proprietor of West Malling, Kent, takes its Sealyham doggy friend for 'piggy backs'! Date: 19 February 1937
Gentleman photographer in Trafalgar Square with Pigeons
Watch the Birdie! An elderly photographer in Trafalgar Square takes a Polaroid photograph with a pigeon perched comedically on his flat cap. Photograph by Shirley Baker
A dog driving a vintage car
A rather shaggy dog sat in the driver's seat of a vintage car at a rally. Photograph by Shirley Baker
Kissing couple 1968
A young couple lean against a street sign with their arms around each other in Grange-over-Sands. But are they being honest with each other? Photograph by Shirley Baker,
GOING WITH A SWING
Humorous illustration by Lawson Wood (1878-1957) showing Gran'pop the orang utan swinging on vines. Entitled Gran'pop travels a la Carte.
Crossed legs at a Manchester Dog Show
A very amusing photograph of a Great Dane at the Manchester Dog Show of 1966 mirroring the cross-legged pose of the gentleman in plus fours in the next bay. Photograph by Shirley Baker
STREET MUSICIANS 1877
Boys and an old woman on her doorstep gather around Italian street musicians and their large harp.
Camels sharing a private joke, Algeria
Two Algerian camels share a quality piece of humour, known only to themselves. The rider seems totally unaware of the jest!
A signpost pointing to the village of Great Snoring, North Norfolk, England, has clearly effected the man beneath it!
The Early Bird catches the Worm
'The Early Bird catches the Worm' - superb humourous seaside postcard - a fine example of this very English tradition!
Comic Postcard - "A run on the Bank"
A Run on the Bank - a policeman chases a young boy, who had been defying the notice not to bathe. A humourous card playing with the meaning of this phrase.