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Dismay Collection

Background imageDismay Collection: Xenophon Reaches the Sea

Xenophon Reaches the Sea
Xenophon, retreating in Persia, reaches the Black Sea

Background imageDismay Collection: The Frozen Pond

The Frozen Pond
This illustration shows the dismay of two frogs, one under the water, and one above, separated by the frozen surface. Date: circa 1901

Background imageDismay Collection: Dr Syntax lamenting the loss of his wife

Dr Syntax lamenting the loss of his wife. Date: 1820

Background imageDismay Collection: Cartoon, Music Hall Proprietors

Cartoon, Music Hall Proprietors
Cartoon, The dismay of the Music-Hall Proprietors when they heard of the threatened destruction of the Inventions Exhibition, knew no bounds

Background imageDismay Collection: Merry Christmas! 1847

Merry Christmas! 1847
" Heaven Bless you Merry Gentlefolks let Nothing You Dismay, " Page of Victorian men and women getting into the Christmas spirit! Indulging themselves in food, drink and dance. 1847

Background imageDismay Collection: Sinbad and Giant

Sinbad and Giant
The one-eyed, big-eared, hairy-legged, short-necked, tusk-toothed giant encountered, somewhat to their dismay, by Sinbad and his companions

Background imageDismay 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 imageDismay Collection: Cartoon, On leave in Paris, WW1

Cartoon, On leave in Paris, WW1
Cartoon, On leave in Paris. Two French soldiers outside a cinema are dismayed to see that all the films are about the war -- to think we came here to have fun! Date: 1917

Background imageDismay Collection: Caricature of Barry Sullivan, English actor

Caricature of Barry Sullivan, English actor
Caricature of Barry Sullivan (1821-1891), English actor of Irish parentage who played many classical parts. In 1882 he agreed to be nominated for Parliament by an Irish constituency on Home Rule

Background imageDismay Collection: Cartoon, Delicious Dreams! Castles in the Air

Cartoon, Delicious Dreams! Castles in the Air! Glorious Prospects! Vide An Afternoon Nap after the Fatigues of an Official Dinner, by James Gillray

Background imageDismay Collection: Off to War - WWI - Couple pose for Studio portrait

Off to War - WWI - Couple pose for Studio portrait. The ladys face says it all... Date: circa 1914

Background imageDismay Collection: Billiards Illustrated - A Little Too Fine

Billiards Illustrated - A Little Too Fine
A fisherman fly fishing in a Scottish Loch is thwarted in his attempts to land a sprightly salmon by his choice of fishing line, which appears to be far too thin

Background imageDismay Collection: God rest you, merry gentleman, let nothing you dismay

God rest you, merry gentleman, let nothing you dismay. Illustration shows Theodore Roosevelt standing at an open window greeting a group of men singing Christmas carols; the carolers are John D

Background imageDismay Collection: The Novice: Anyhow, now I know which is reverse 1927

The Novice: Anyhow, now I know which is reverse 1927
Young lady reverses her car into the back of a shop window. Date: 1927

Background imageDismay Collection: Premature Presents

Premature Presents
Presents prematurely discovered by small boy, to his nurses dismay Date: circa 1890

Background imageDismay Collection: French theatre

French theatre
M. E. Paillerons play, La Souris being performed. The male lead actor holds out a small doll which seems to upset the woman greatly

Background imageDismay Collection: Christmas in the home of a peace crank

Christmas in the home of a peace crank
A man rather disdainfully labelled as a peace crank watches in dismay as his children play aggressively with a variety of war-inspired toys during World War One

Background imageDismay Collection: Coloured Cousins

Coloured Cousins
To Gladstones dismay, his coloured cousins arrive from the West Indies, hoping to be welcomed into Britain

Background imageDismay Collection: Electing a President

Electing a President
General Cavaignac looks on with dismay, Louis Napoleon waits complacently, as France rejects monarchy in favour of a Republic. Napoleon has his own ideas about that

Background imageDismay Collection: Bridegroom Arrested

Bridegroom Arrested
At Coutances, Normandie, a bridegroom is spotted during his wedding procession, and police arrest him during the wedding breakfast, to the dismay of his new bride

Background imageDismay Collection: Persephone & Pluto

Persephone & Pluto
Summer turns to Autumn, and to her dismay Persephone (Proserpina) must ride with her husband Pluto (Hades) in his chariot to the underworld until the following Spring

Background imageDismay Collection: Vikings Raid France

Vikings Raid France
Charlemagne, King of the Franks, watches in dismay as Viking raiders attack the coast of France

Background imageDismay Collection: Birth of New Germany

Birth of New Germany
The birth of the third reich is viewed with alarm and dismay by other nations. The nativity scene is composed of an aryan peasant family nurturing their new saviour

Background imageDismay Collection: Cattle Going to Market

Cattle Going to Market
A herd of cattle being goaded to market through a suburban area, much to the dismay of a Walls ice cream van, which seems to have got caught up in everything

Background imageDismay Collection: Camping Couples & Corgi

Camping Couples & Corgi
Two couples sit on deckchairs and have breakfast from dog bowls on a camp site, much to the dismay of a Corgi


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