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Background imageCrazy Collection: A Decided Catch by William Heath Robinson

A Decided Catch by William Heath Robinson
The Whitebait cycle, an ingenious contraption necessitated by the exorbitant charges for hire of boats at the seaside this season

Background imageCrazy Collection: Self-Help in War Time by Heath Robinson Building a Bungalow

Self-Help in War Time by Heath Robinson Building a Bungalow
No III - Building a bungalow: Now, having made a good start with your music-room, place your piano in position. A rather back to front way of house construction from the crazy mind of William Heath

Background imageCrazy Collection: American Indians. Sitting Bull addressing a meeting of brave

American Indians. Sitting Bull addressing a meeting of brave
Sitting was an inspirational Sioux Chief, who together with Crazy Horse, defeated Custer and tried to prevent the American Indians being forced into reservations

Background imageCrazy Collection: New Banting Bed for Reducing the Figure

New Banting Bed for Reducing the Figure
The New Banting Bed for Reducing the Figure. Cartoon by William Heath Robinson

Background imageCrazy Collection: English Lunacy - A man dressed as a chicken running wild and free across a field and up a small hill

English Lunacy - A man dressed as a chicken running wild and free across a field and up a small hill

Background imageCrazy Collection: A very early type of railway signal by W Heath Robinson

A very early type of railway signal by W Heath Robinson
A very early type of railway signal now rarely to be seen - an example from Railway Ribaldry, drawn by William Heath Robinson and commissioned by the Great Western Railway to mark their centenary

Background imageCrazy Collection: Erik XIV of Sweden (1533-1577). King of Sweden

Erik XIV of Sweden (1533-1577). King of Sweden (1560-1568). Engraving

Background imageCrazy Collection: Royal Air Force display at Hendon

Royal Air Force display at Hendon
Crazy flying stunts at the Royal Air Force Display at Hendon. Date: 1933

Background imageCrazy Collection: Chiang Kai-Shek & Wife

Chiang Kai-Shek & Wife
CHIANG KAI-SHEK Chinese general and politician with his wife

Background imageCrazy Collection: Cornwall, England - Fistral Bay, Pentire Point, Newquay

Cornwall, England - Fistral Bay, Pentire Point, Newquay. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageCrazy Collection: Crazy Whist playing cards scorecard, four characters

Crazy Whist playing cards scorecard, four characters carrying giant images of the four suits

Background imageCrazy Collection: Stork-powered baby transport!

Stork-powered baby transport! Date: circa 1910s

Background imageCrazy Collection: Cover design, Do it yourself, October 1966

Cover design, Do it yourself, October 1966 - extra parking off the road Date: 1966

Background imageCrazy Collection: Dina Gralla in a scene from the German UFA film The Crazy Co

Dina Gralla in a scene from the German UFA film The Crazy Countess (Die tolle Komtess), 1929 Date: 1929

Background imageCrazy Collection: Original Artwork - Fantasy scene with dancing elephant

Original Artwork - Fantasy scene with dancing elephant
Original Artwork - Fantasy scene with five young Indian boys playing music to a crazy-looking dancing elephant! Date: circa 1937

Background imageCrazy Collection: Viva Paris. Pierre Cardins suit in white wool gabardine (by Fournier

Viva Paris. Pierre Cardins suit in white wool gabardine (by Fournier) single-breasted with an officer collar and a front panel of semi-circular cutouts

Background imageCrazy Collection: Music cover, Merci, Cheri, Merci, Bud Flanagan

Music cover, Merci, Cheri, Merci, Bud Flanagan
Music cover, Merci, Cheri, Merci (Trois Fois Merci), sung by Bud Flanagan (Crazy Gang in Ring Out the Bells), music by Michel Emer, English lyrics by Geoffrey Parsons, French lyrics by Pierre Dorsey

Background imageCrazy Collection: The London Pavilion 1878, London Palladium

The London Pavilion 1878, London Palladium
The London Pavilion 1878, Crazy Gang in London Rhapsody musical at The London Palladium. 1937

Background imageCrazy Collection: The Crazy Gang, Six Broken Blossoms, London Palladium

The Crazy Gang, Six Broken Blossoms, London Palladium
The Crazy Gang dressed as flower sellers in Six Broken Blossoms in the shadow of Eros (at Piccadilly Circus) in London Rhapsody musical at The London Palladium. 1937

Background imageCrazy Collection: Nervo and Knox comedy act, London Palladium

Nervo and Knox comedy act, London Palladium
Nervo and Knox comedy act, part of the Crazy Gang, London Rhapsody musical at The London Palladium. 1937

Background imageCrazy Collection: Naughton and Gold comedy act, London Palladium

Naughton and Gold comedy act, London Palladium
Naughton and Gold comedy act, part of The Crazy Gang, London Rhapsody musical at The London Palladium. 1937

Background imageCrazy Collection: Flanagan and Allen comedy act, London Palladium

Flanagan and Allen comedy act, London Palladium
Flanagan and Allen comedy act, part of the Crazy Gang, London Rhapsody musical at The London Palladium. 1937

Background imageCrazy Collection: Victorian Scrap, Bashi Bazouk of Turkey

Victorian Scrap, Bashi Bazouk of Turkey (an irregular soldier of the Ottoman army). circa 1890

Background imageCrazy Collection: At the theatre, Knights of Madness, Victoria Palace

At the theatre, Knights of Madness, Victoria Palace
At the theatre. Knights of Madness (Victoria Palace). Illustration by Tom Titt. Cartoon of The Crazy Gang. Date: 1950

Background imageCrazy Collection: The branches of autumn beech leaves will keep their glossy surface longer if ironed

The branches of autumn beech leaves will keep their glossy surface longer if ironed after the usual pressing, with a little beeswax on the iron. Date: 1930s

Background imageCrazy Collection: WORLD IS CRAZY FOR GOLD

WORLD IS CRAZY FOR GOLD
The whole world is crazy for gold! Date: 1895

Background imageCrazy Collection: Southend - Never Never Land - Crazy Town

Southend - Never Never Land - Crazy Town
Southend - Never Never Land Crazy Town, the Crazy Town traction engine at work. Date: circa 1935

Background imageCrazy Collection: I d like to Swagger All My Life

I d like to Swagger All My Life - But I ll have to be trotting back to work next week confund it. Comic Postcard - satire on the penchant for women to wear large

Background imageCrazy Collection: Stunning portrait - Chic French girl in Spiders Web Cap

Stunning portrait - Chic French girl in Spiders Web Cap - see also: 10137800 Date: 1920s

Background imageCrazy Collection: Man in a bath chair

Man in a bath chair
An elderly man in a bath chair at his front door, with a young man about to take him for an outing

Background imageCrazy Collection: Four Queens on a Jack - Four Women riding a donkey

Four Queens on a Jack - Four Women riding a donkey. Date: circa 1905

Background imageCrazy Collection: Lunatic Asylum humour - Upside down wheelbarrow

Lunatic Asylum humour - Upside down wheelbarrow
Visitor to Dottieville Lunatic Asylum which is undergoing structural improvements (to harmless lunatic who is extremely busy wheeling a barrow upside down)

Background imageCrazy Collection: Infanta Isabella Clara Eugenia and Magdalena Ruiz

Infanta Isabella Clara Eugenia and Magdalena Ruiz
Isabella Clara Eugenia (1566-1633). Infanta of Spain. Portrait of Infanta Isabella Clara Eugenia and Magdalena Ruiz, 1585-1588. By Alonso Sanchez Coello (1531-1588). Prado Museum. Madrid. Spain

Background imageCrazy Collection: Why Not Matches? WWI cartoon by William Heath Robinson

Why Not Matches? WWI cartoon by William Heath Robinson
Lights for All: Trapping Glow Worms in Kensington Gardens. A typically ridiculous idea by Heath Robinson for trapping glow worms, thus providing light for Londoners during the black out. Date: 1917

Background imageCrazy Collection: Find the Fault card No. 9

Find the Fault card No. 9 -- red watering can. circa 1930s

Background imageCrazy Collection: Country Bedroom 1940S

Country Bedroom 1940S
A pretty English country bedroom, with a patchwork quilt bedspread and floral curtains with a matching pelmet. Date: 1940s

Background imageCrazy Collection: Gyroscopic Wheel Unicycle of E J Christie

Gyroscopic Wheel Unicycle of E J Christie
A New Terror of the Road - the quite remarkable invention of Professor E. J. Christie of marion Ohio - a huge Gyroscopic Wheel Unicycle

Background imageCrazy Collection: Form at a Glance. WW1, H. M. Bateman cartoon

Form at a Glance. WW1, H. M. Bateman cartoon
" Form at a Glance: THE VISITOR: Whats his trouble? THE ASYLUM DOCTOR: Oh; hes trying to calculate how many times " Form fours!" has been ordered since the war broke out

Background imageCrazy Collection: Pulling a ridiculous expression

Pulling a ridiculous expression
A German man pulls a ridiculous, daft, absurd and frankly rather manic facial expression! Date: circa 1910s

Background imageCrazy Collection: Shaman of Yakutsk, Russia

Shaman of Yakutsk, Russia
Shaman of Yakutsk - the capital city of the Sakha Republic, Russia. Among the Siberian Chukchis peoples, a shaman is interpreted as someone who is possessed by a spirit who demands that someone

Background imageCrazy Collection: Kislovodsk - Russia - a humourous card

Kislovodsk - Russia - a humourous card
A humourous card depicting an unlucky airship passenger dangling rather precariously over the mountains near Kislovodsk, Russia, suspended only by his jacket and the strength of the anchor rope

Background imageCrazy Collection: Baby feeding directly from a goat

Baby feeding directly from a goat
An Indian Baby feeds directly from a goat in possibly the most bizarre and unsettling postcard ever produced.... Date: circa 1920s

Background imageCrazy Collection: SARAH CRAZY SALLY MAPP

SARAH CRAZY SALLY MAPP
SARAH " CRAZY SALLY" MAPP Bone setter

Background imageCrazy Collection: Crazy theatrical costume

Crazy theatrical costume from the early 20th century, part Eastern, part mythical, part Cumberland sausage...!! Date: circa 1910s

Background imageCrazy Collection: Child in period costume

Child in period costume
Young child in period costume eating an apple, his toy gun on the ground in front of him. circa 1967

Background imageCrazy Collection: Flanagan and Allen - British comics - holding cards (1 / 2)

Flanagan and Allen - British comics - holding cards (1 / 2)
Flanagan and Allen - a British singing and comedy double act popular during World War II. Formed of: Bud Flanagan (18961968) and Chesney Allen (18931982) - pictured here holding playing cards (1/2)

Background imageCrazy Collection: His Waterloo by H M Bateman

His Waterloo by H M Bateman, The Foreman of a crazy-pavement enterprise comes up against a frightful problem. A pavement tile with straight sides, a square of perfect proportions

Background imageCrazy Collection: Two jovial Easter bunnies, one looking rather mad

Two jovial Easter bunnies, one looking rather mad, dancing away to the tunes produced from the violin of his friend! Date: circa 1920s



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