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Embarrassment Collection

Background imageEmbarrassment Collection: The Car That Touched a Policeman by H. M. Bateman

The Car That Touched a Policeman by H. M. Bateman
An entire queue of traffic, as well as pedestrians stop and look on in horror as a couple driving a small, yellow car accidentally bump an incandescently irate policeman in the middle of the road

Background imageEmbarrassment Collection: Man falling off a broken chair at a dinner party

Man falling off a broken chair at a dinner party causing a servant to spill a soup tureen over him. Other guests shocked, servants amused. More Miseries

Background imageEmbarrassment Collection: The Visitors Who Told the Master Off by H. M. Bateman

The Visitors Who Told the Master Off by H. M. Bateman
Cartoon by the master of social satire, H. M. Bateman, showing a somewhat arrogant visitor to a hunt lecture the Master of Foxhounds much to the shock of other members. Date: 1936

Background imageEmbarrassment Collection: Blonde in Bath 1960S

Blonde in Bath 1960S
A blonde model sits in a trendy, but miniscule bubble bath, covering her embarrassment with a sponge whilst taking a phone call

Background imageEmbarrassment Collection: Lingerie modesty screen / W H Robinson

Lingerie modesty screen / W H Robinson
For those who don t wish to air their lingerie in public - the modesty screen can be placed to enclose such offending items from view when on the washing line

Background imageEmbarrassment Collection: Bum scratch - children

Bum scratch - children
I can t bare it. A small girl scratches her bottom while her little brother sits in a pushchair and covers his face. Leominster, Herefordshire, England Date: circa 1972

Background imageEmbarrassment Collection: Man sitting down on a startled cat in his chair

Man sitting down on a startled cat in his chair and being scolded by an old woman. Miseries Domestic. Handcoloured copperplate engraving designed

Background imageEmbarrassment Collection: Visiting gentlemen refused entry to a house by a servant

Visiting gentlemen refused entry to a house by a servant. The Inflexible Porter. Handcoloured copperplate engraving designed by Henry Bunbury

Background imageEmbarrassment Collection: Regency cobbler mending shoes in a crowded room

Regency cobbler mending shoes in a crowded room
Regency cobbler mending shoes in a room full of women and children. Buxom wife using bellows on the fire in the hearth. Handcoloured copperplate engraving designed

Background imageEmbarrassment Collection: Man and two women failing to close a packed trunk

Man and two women failing to close a packed trunk in a hotel room while a servant looks on. Miseries of Travelling. Handcoloured copperplate engraving designed

Background imageEmbarrassment Collection: Being nervous and cross-examined by Mr. Garrow

Being nervous and cross-examined by Mr. Garrow
Being nervous and cross-examined by lawyer Mr. Garrow in court. More Miseries. Handcoloured copperplate engraving designed

Background imageEmbarrassment Collection: Tipsy man riding a horse facing the tail

Tipsy man riding a horse facing the tail to the amusement of his friends. Handcoloured copperplate engraving designed and etched by Thomas Rowlandson to accompany Reverend James Beresfords Miseries

Background imageEmbarrassment Collection: Fashionable woman sending a verbal message via a fool

Fashionable woman sending a verbal message via a fool
Fashionable woman sending an urgent verbal message by a fool who has already forgotten every word. Miseries miscellaneous

Background imageEmbarrassment Collection: Madame Romain at the Cafe des Mille Colonnes, 1818

Madame Romain at the Cafe des Mille Colonnes, 1818
Madame Romain, the beautiful lemonade seller, at the Cafe des Mille Colonnes in the Palais Royal, Paris, seated on her throne and surrounded by her admirers. La belle limonadiere

Background imageEmbarrassment Collection: NFS (London Region) Boy trapped in a milk churn

NFS (London Region) Boy trapped in a milk churn
Boy trapped in a milk churn is set free at Brigade HQ on 4 July 1947. The milkman had brought him to the fire station in his milk float. Date: 1947

Background imageEmbarrassment Collection: Comic Postcard - Don t get pinched for following the fashion

Comic Postcard - Don t get pinched for following the fashions. A Policeman fails to agree with the sartorial bravery of a chap who has decided to launch out in his underwear (long johns)

Background imageEmbarrassment Collection: Cartoon, Unpleasant Duties of Club Life

Cartoon, Unpleasant Duties of Club Life. When the new French chef Victor Achille Petroly is summoned to receive a reprimand, the club members lose their appetite for complaining about the food

Background imageEmbarrassment Collection: Fidos eaten the FRONT of my backless (swimming costume)

Fidos eaten the FRONT of my backless (swimming costume). A slightly risque humorous comment of the fad for backless bathing attire at this time. Date: 1934

Background imageEmbarrassment Collection: Mistaken identity - Very short man and a tall young woman

Mistaken identity - Very short man and a tall young woman " You Naughty Boy, you ll fall over!" " Oh...." Date: circa 1890s

Background imageEmbarrassment Collection: WW2 - Keep em Flying - Off the Beam

WW2 - Keep em Flying - Off the Beam - It looks as if our plucky pilot was a bit out of line and is now facing the consequences!! Date: 1942

Background imageEmbarrassment Collection: Uncle Podger playing cricket

Uncle Podger playing cricket
Uncle Podger shows the children how to play cricket, with disasterous results! Date: circa 1907

Background imageEmbarrassment Collection: NFS(London Region) Boy trapped in a coal scuttle

NFS(London Region) Boy trapped in a coal scuttle
Boy trapped in a milk churn is set free at Brigade HQ on 4 July 1947. The milkman had brought him to the fire station in his milk float

Background imageEmbarrassment Collection: Our foreign missions; - an embarrassment of riches for the h

Our foreign missions; - an embarrassment of riches for the heathen. Illustration showing missionaries from various religions appealing to an African man sitting on a throne. Date 1900 May 23

Background imageEmbarrassment Collection: An embarrassment of riches

An embarrassment of riches. Illustration shows Prince Henry overwhelmed by invitations to attend events around the country during his visit to the United States in 1902. Date 1902 March 5

Background imageEmbarrassment Collection: Lady Godiva and her Eton Crop

Lady Godiva and her Eton Crop
Humorous illustration, the first in a series called Hushed Up History showing Lady Godiva, who famously rode naked through the city of Coventry with only her long hair to cover her modesty

Background imageEmbarrassment Collection: Proudest Moment by Fougasse

Proudest Moment by Fougasse
The Proudest Moment of his Life by Fougasse (Cyril Kenneth Bird 1887-1965). A small man, profoundly embarrassed, sits at the head of a table at a company or club dinner in his honour as everyone

Background imageEmbarrassment Collection: Clarendon House

Clarendon House
Piccadilly : built for 50, 000 by Lord Clarendon, using stone intended to repair St Paul s, it was both a scandal and a financial embarrassment, and sold, became Albemarle House Date: 1660s

Background imageEmbarrassment Collection: Kissing over the Soup

Kissing over the Soup
An amorous couple kiss over their soup in a restaurant, to the embarrassment of the waiter

Background imageEmbarrassment Collection: Crinoline Difficulties

Crinoline Difficulties
A lady falls dramatically onto the road having had trouble in squeezing her crinoline through the tight entrance of a London bus. Print title: Crinoline Difficulties


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