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Cheerful Collection

Background imageCheerful Collection: Milkman Making Delivery

Milkman Making Delivery
A cheerful milkman puts the requisite number of milk bottles onto the doorstep

Background imageCheerful Collection: Typical Scene in Pub

Typical Scene in Pub
A typical pub scene - one drunk gets aggressive, another over-cheerful; young children purchase drink and old women gossip... and the landlord pours

Background imageCheerful Collection: British troops resting after six days fighting, 1944

British troops resting after six days fighting, 1944
A group of jocular British soldiers take a rest after six days spent attacking the strongly defended German positions on Mounts Camino and Maggiore, fighting through thick mud and unceasing rain

Background imageCheerful Collection: Cheerful Land Girl

Cheerful Land Girl
A cheerful Land Girl cycles to work with her spade over one shoulder

Background imageCheerful Collection: Women Window Cleaners

Women Window Cleaners
A group of newly trained Georginas set off for their first job, carrying their ladders and buckets. Date: 1940s

Background imageCheerful Collection: Croupier dealing cards

Croupier dealing cards
Marilyn Rugg portrayed while pleasantly working as a croupier. About her job she said: " Its what I call basically an enjoyment job - everyone is out to relax and ejoy themselves

Background imageCheerful Collection: Beating Bounds, 1930

Beating Bounds, 1930
ENGLAND BEATING THE BOUNDS Cheerful choirboys pose with rods prior to beating the parish boundaries at Lincolns Inn, London Date: 1930

Background imageCheerful Collection: Advertisement for Everitt trouser presses complete with new comfort screws

Advertisement for Everitt trouser presses complete with new comfort screws, greatly improved appearance, and an all steel black finish. Splendid for ensuring razor sharp creases in your trousers

Background imageCheerful Collection: Three young Japanese women

Three young Japanese women. Vintage 19th century photograph

Background imageCheerful Collection: MILKMAN MAKING DELIVERY

MILKMAN MAKING DELIVERY
A cheerful milkman takes bottles from his float to deliver to someones doorstep. Date: 1960s

Background imageCheerful Collection: WW2 Birthday Card, Blackout The Blues

WW2 Birthday Card, Blackout The Blues
A WW2 birthday greetings card, with imagery symbolic of good fortune including the presence of black cats and a horseshoe

Background imageCheerful Collection: The Man With The Rook

The Man With The Rook
A portrait painting of a cheerful looking man, wearing a blue shirt, feeding a rook which is perched on his arm, he is standing in a field with sheep in the background. Date: circa 1917

Background imageCheerful Collection: John Player and Sons Advertisement

John Player and Sons Advertisement
An advertisement for John Player & Sons, a branch of the Imperial Tobacco Co of Great Britain and Ireland. The image is promoting Player's Country Life cigarettes being smoked by some cheerful

Background imageCheerful Collection: Music cover, Hum Your Troubles Away

Music cover, Hum Your Troubles Away, fox-trot song, composed by Cliff Friend and Harry Woods Date: 1926

Background imageCheerful Collection: Bomb damage at the Red Cross

Bomb damage at the Red Cross
Members of the Red Cross, amidst bomb damage to one of their depots Date: 1940

Background imageCheerful Collection: Illustration of a Sealyham terrier by Cecil Aldin

Illustration of a Sealyham terrier by Cecil Aldin
Illustration of a Sealyham terrier called Bunch, by Cecil Aldin. Seen here defying death by dawdling across a one-way street in front of the traffic. Date: 1932

Background imageCheerful Collection: BURMESE FUNERAL

BURMESE FUNERAL
A cheerful funeral among the Karen people of Burma (Myanmar) where death is perceivced as something to be celebrated lightheartedly. Date: 1909

Background imageCheerful Collection: GAME : BOOMAN

GAME : BOOMAN
All form a circle : the one chosen to be Booman lies down in the middle and pretends to be dead, the others mime mourning, burial and grave decoration. Cheerful ! Date: 1900

Background imageCheerful Collection: Comic postcard, Drinking man and vicar outside a pub Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Drinking man and vicar outside a pub Date: 20th century

Background imageCheerful Collection: Japan - young woman in ornate kimono, smiling

Japan - young woman in ornate kimono, smiling
Vintage 19th century photograph Japan - young woman in ornate kimono, smiling

Background imageCheerful Collection: Group of children on the island of Capri, Italy

Group of children on the island of Capri, Italy
Vintage 19th century photograph: group of children on the island of Capri, Italy

Background imageCheerful Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Who Cares a Darn

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Who Cares a Darn
The Caption is Who cares a darn. A watrtime slogan was Make do and Mend. Clothing was rationed but this young lady seems prettly cheerful. Cute Kids WW2 Wartime humour Date: circa 1942

Background imageCheerful Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Ladies in Waiting

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Ladies in Waiting
The Caption is Ladies in Waiting. This colourful queue is very cheerful. They obviously know that the early bird catches the worm and they are at the top. Cute Kids WW2 Wartime humour Date: 1945

Background imageCheerful Collection: Group of geishas musicians on picnic with man, Japan

Group of geishas musicians on picnic with man, Japan
Group of geishas musicians on a picnic with a man, Japan, late 19th century

Background imageCheerful Collection: Cheery cover of London Opinion magazine, May 1932, featuring a group of gaily dressed

Cheery cover of London Opinion magazine, May 1932, featuring a group of gaily dressed and very pretty young women sitting on a sea wall. Date: 1932

Background imageCheerful Collection: Advert for The Flower-Patch Among the Hills, Flora Klickmann

Advert for The Flower-Patch Among the Hills, Flora Klickmann
Black and white advert for The Flower Patch Among the Hills by Flora Klickmann in her publication The Etiquette of To-day, published by Girls Own Paper, circa 1914

Background imageCheerful Collection: Merry Little Men

Merry Little Men - Cheerful Chinese Conjurers. Series of cut-out postcards published by Raphael Tuck. Artist: Ada Leonora Bowley Date: circa 1921

Background imageCheerful Collection: WW2 pop-up greetings card (inside), soldier in khaki -- If its OK by you

WW2 pop-up greetings card (inside), soldier in khaki -- If its OK by you, its OK by me. Date: circa 1942

Background imageCheerful Collection: WW2 greetings card, RAF pilot

WW2 greetings card, RAF pilot
WW2 pop-up greetings card (inside), RAF pilot shaking hands with a colleague. Date: circa 1942

Background imageCheerful Collection: WW2 birthday card, dog and two cats

WW2 birthday card, dog and two cats
WW2 pop-up birthday card (inside), a spotted dog and two black cats with binoculars as fire watchers and aircraft spotters, All Good Wishes and the Best of Luck! Date: circa 1942

Background imageCheerful Collection: Eggs in bed hen

Eggs in bed hen
Boy with pet hen that laid eggs in his bed, Abergavenny, Wales. First published The Sunday Express Date: circa 1969

Background imageCheerful Collection: Cartoon, The Allies, WW1

Cartoon, The Allies, WW1
Cartoon, The Allies during the First World War. Linking arms, they sing: Are we all here? Yes! And if we re all here, thats all right

Background imageCheerful Collection: Helianthus annuus, sunflower

Helianthus annuus, sunflower
Plate 578 from the John Reeves Collection of Botanical Drawings from Canton, China. Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageCheerful Collection: Mrs Mop the Cleaner

Mrs Mop the Cleaner
Mrs. Mop, the quintessential charlady, equipped with her pan and brush, mop, squeegy, headscarf and apron on... Date: 1960s

Background imageCheerful Collection: Comic postcard, I shall be pleased to see your jolly old mug again

Comic postcard, I shall be pleased to see your jolly old mug again! Date: 20th century

Background imageCheerful Collection: Man with smiling pudding on a Christmas card

Man with smiling pudding on a Christmas card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageCheerful Collection: WW2 Christmas card, two air raid shelters

WW2 Christmas card, two air raid shelters
WW2 Christmas card (inside), two air raid (Anderson) shelters and their occupants. Date: circa 1942

Background imageCheerful Collection: SABATTIER, Louis R魹(1863 - 1935). End of the

SABATTIER, Louis R魹(1863 - 1935). End of the
SABATTIER, Louis R魹 (1863 - 1935). End of the First World War. 1918. The liberation in the Place de la Concorde of Paris. Watercolour

Background imageCheerful Collection: Abdullah cigarettes advertisement, WW1

Abdullah cigarettes advertisement, WW1
Advertisement for Abdullah cigarettes during the First World War with a poem entitled, Cheero! reflecting the British Armys obsession with cigarettes or smokes

Background imageCheerful Collection: The Bogey-Beast

The Bogey-Beast
The cheerful old lady considers herself lucky to encounter the BOGEY- BEAST, a mischievous but not particularly dangerous folklore creature

Background imageCheerful Collection: In the Surf Broadstairs

In the Surf Broadstairs
A cheerful holiday photo in the surf at Broadstairs, Kent (England)

Background imageCheerful Collection: Women WW1 WaC Christmas Card

Women WW1 WaC Christmas Card
A WW1 Christmas card sent by a cheerful W.A.A.C calling Cheerio, Alls Well, France 1918. Picture of her camp behind. Date on reverse, December 1918. Date: 1918

Background imageCheerful Collection: Cow & Gate Happy Family Game - Mrs Cheerful

Cow & Gate Happy Family Game - Mrs Cheerful the Cheerful Mother. 1928

Background imageCheerful Collection: Cow & Gate Happy Family Game - Mr Cheerful

Cow & Gate Happy Family Game - Mr Cheerful the Cheerful Mothers husband. 1928

Background imageCheerful Collection: Cow & Gate Happy Family Game - Miss Cheerful

Cow & Gate Happy Family Game - Miss Cheerful the Cheerful Mothers daughter. 1928

Background imageCheerful Collection: Cow & Gate Happy Family Game - Master Cheerful

Cow & Gate Happy Family Game - Master Cheerful the Cheerful Mothers son. 1928

Background imageCheerful Collection: Boy Accordeon Play

Boy Accordeon Play
A cheerful young accordeon player - probably Italian - in the streets of London. Date: circa 1905

Background imageCheerful Collection: Painting with Tattoos

Painting with Tattoos
A cheerful young chap with a tattoo on his arm up a ladder with his paint brush and pot. Date: 1960s



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