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Exaggerated Collection

Background imageExaggerated Collection: Carbolic Smoke Ball / 1893

Carbolic Smoke Ball / 1893
Advertisement for The Carbolic Smoke Ball Co. which claimed to offer a cure for a wide variety of ailments. This led to a court case on grounds of deception & a landmark ruling

Background imageExaggerated Collection: Fantasy Greyhound 1928

Fantasy Greyhound 1928
A wonderfully exaggerated depiction of an excessively elegant greyhound, painted on a red background

Background imageExaggerated Collection: Peacock Styling 1916

Peacock Styling 1916
Satire on the current peacock modes: exaggerated voluminous short skirts in bold stripes & colours with antique accessories like panniers & reticules

Background imageExaggerated Collection: George Grossmith, comedian, playing piano (2 of 4) Date: 1890s

George Grossmith, comedian, playing piano (2 of 4) Date: 1890s

Background imageExaggerated Collection: Edna Mayne music hall toe and sand dancer

Edna Mayne music hall toe and sand dancer
Edna Mayne music hall toe dancer and sand dancer. The sand dance was an eccentric dance with exaggerated movements while dressed in an approximation of Egyptian dress. Date: circa 1911

Background imageExaggerated Collection: George Grossmith, comedian, playing piano (3 of 4) Date: 1890s

George Grossmith, comedian, playing piano (3 of 4) Date: 1890s

Background imageExaggerated Collection: George Grossmith, comedian, playing piano (1 of 4) Date: 1890s

George Grossmith, comedian, playing piano (1 of 4) Date: 1890s

Background imageExaggerated Collection: George Grossmith, comedian, four views playing piano Date: 1890s

George Grossmith, comedian, four views playing piano Date: 1890s

Background imageExaggerated Collection: Ian Hassall, second of artist John Hassalls five children

Ian Hassall, second of artist John Hassalls five children, pictured posing in his costume at the Mansion House Childrens Fancy Dress Ball in January 1911

Background imageExaggerated Collection: Second Empire fashions in the Bois de Boulogne, Paris

Second Empire fashions in the Bois de Boulogne, Paris Date: circa 1850s

Background imageExaggerated Collection: George Grossmith, comedian, playing piano (4 of 4) Date: 1890s

George Grossmith, comedian, playing piano (4 of 4) Date: 1890s

Background imageExaggerated Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - But you said Fall In

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - But you said Fall In
The Caption is But you said - Fall In.The lad in the pool is wearing a forage cap, the Officer has a wooden sword and the girls has an oar and a walking stick for rifles

Background imageExaggerated Collection: Womens oversized sack coats 1873

Womens oversized sack coats 1873
Stealing the palladium or scouring it? A group of young woman on holiday in March in their oversized coats. 1873

Background imageExaggerated Collection: Fashions for men and women France 1827

Fashions for men and women France 1827
Monstrosities of 1827. Over exaggerated hats with lots of plumes and floral arrangements, leg-of-mutton sleeves, narrow waist and over sized coats were all the fashion. Date: 1827

Background imageExaggerated Collection: FALL / STANDARD POODLE / 40

FALL / STANDARD POODLE / 40
BLUEBELL FO PIPERSCROFT Standing in an exaggerated stance. Owner: Boyd Date: 1940

Background imageExaggerated Collection: MAN OF 1790S

MAN OF 1790S
Fanciful Edwardian depiction of costume of the 1820s but looking somewhat earlier: coat described as a Jean-de- Bry, many fob ribbons, hessian boots, tall crowned hat. Date: early 19th century

Background imageExaggerated Collection: Old Type Pug

Old Type Pug
Standing Pug. A very old type example with cropped ears and a long snout. The tail, although less exaggerated than in later periods, is curled over the back

Background imageExaggerated Collection: Nicolas Chauvin / Soldier

Nicolas Chauvin / Soldier
NICOLAS CHAUVIN French soldier, legendary for his exaggerated patriotic enthusiasm

Background imageExaggerated Collection: Comic exaggeration card - The Wool Producers of Canada

Comic exaggeration card - The Wool Producers of Canada - giant sheep! Date: 1910

Background imageExaggerated Collection: Big Hair of 1917

Big Hair of 1917
A slightly exaggerated view of the vogue for tall hair during this period. Hats also had high crowns - no doubt to accommodate " do s" such as this. 1917

Background imageExaggerated Collection: Merveilleuse 1794

Merveilleuse 1794
Encouraged by Amaury Duval, an official at the Ministry of the Interior, Parisiennes defy aristocratic fashions with their own free-expression styles, often exaggerated Date: 1794

Background imageExaggerated Collection: Cartoon, French wartime scenes, WW1

Cartoon, French wartime scenes, WW1
Cartoon, French wartime scenes, showing French people more or less going about their normal business, satirically contradicting an exaggerated German communique about the effect of the German

Background imageExaggerated Collection: Sheet Music The Suffragettes

Sheet Music The Suffragettes. Suffragette sheet music for a Concert Action song for Girls, words and music by W. Smyth Cooper

Background imageExaggerated Collection: Dancing a cotillion 1788

Dancing a cotillion 1788
A fashionable couple dancing a cotillion in 1788. Their costume is somewhat exaggerated with the woman wearing an enormous hat. Date: 1788

Background imageExaggerated Collection: Fashions of 1773

Fashions of 1773
A satire on dandyish fashions of 1773. A Macaroni gentleman wearing a ridiculously long wig in which the hair is tied in a bundle down his back

Background imageExaggerated Collection: Junker Aeroplane

Junker Aeroplane
A crowd gathers beneath a Junker aeroplane, photographed from an angle which gives it an exaggerated wingspan. Date: early 1930s

Background imageExaggerated Collection: Catch of Giant Pike near Port Washington, Ohio, USA

Catch of Giant Pike near Port Washington, Ohio, USA
Catch of (quite unbelievable!) Giant Pike near Port Washington, Ohio, USA Date: circa 1916

Background imageExaggerated Collection: A rather tall tale of the largest fish ever caught

A rather tall tale of the largest fish ever caught
" My Father e once caught a fishas big -as our street!" " Well, then, it must ave bin a Whale." " Garn, e were baitin wi Whales!" Date: 1901

Background imageExaggerated Collection: Phil May receives a caricature request - duly granted

Phil May receives a caricature request - duly granted
What our artist has to endure. Mr Kaddie (who has borrowed the Artists sketchbook to look through) - " Very Clever! Very Clever indeed

Background imageExaggerated Collection: Coming from Lipton s... Going to Lipton s

Coming from Lipton s... Going to Lipton s
An ingenious advertisement designed by Sir Thomas Lipton to attract customers to his shop

Background imageExaggerated Collection: Music cover for The Keepsake

Music cover for The Keepsake, a Sequel to the Celebrated Song, The Cavalier, sung by Miss Poole. Words by W H Bellamy, music by Charles W Glover

Background imageExaggerated Collection: Music cover for The Cavalier

Music cover for The Cavalier, a song sung by Miss Poole, with words by W H Bellamy, music by Charles W Glover. A very elaborately dressed Cavalier of the 17th century is depicted with a guitar under

Background imageExaggerated Collection: The Super Sports

The Super Sports
An exaggerated version of a sports car driving through busy London streets

Background imageExaggerated Collection: The Show Boat. By Jorgen Myller

The Show Boat. By Jorgen Myller
Stylised illustration by Jorgen Myller showing a couple punting on a river. The male characters outfit is an exaggerated version of what typical upper class men, particularly students

Background imageExaggerated Collection: Photographer holding a Sky-scraper camera on the roof of a

Photographer holding a Sky-scraper camera on the roof of a
Exaggerated view through a Sky-scraper camera. An invention by the famous New York photographers, the Byron Company, the camera was designed to capture tall buildings at close range

Background imageExaggerated Collection: Reindeer 1553

Reindeer 1553
Though the spread of its antlers are somewhat exaggerated, the reindeer is already recognised as an important item in the economy

Background imageExaggerated Collection: Monstrosities of 1819-20

Monstrosities of 1819-20
A satire on fashion. Amongst the styles mocked are cossack trousers, pinched male waists, high stand-fall collars, the Nelson bustle, huge headgear & profusely adorned hemlines

Background imageExaggerated Collection: FRENCHWOMAN 1780 - 1

FRENCHWOMAN 1780 - 1
On the eve of the Revolution, this aristocrat wears a gown with absurdly exaggerated hips, contrasting with her narrow waist and low cut bodice

Background imageExaggerated Collection: Hyde Park Fashions 1822

Hyde Park Fashions 1822
A satire on fashion. Amongst the styles mocked are cossack trousers, pinched male waists, high stand-fall collars & large expanses of shirt front & ladies showing their legs

Background imageExaggerated Collection: Officers of Richard II

Officers of Richard II
Officers of the court of Richard II wearing long gown or houppelande, doublet and exaggerated piked shoes

Background imageExaggerated Collection: Giraffe, 18th Century

Giraffe, 18th Century
A fine 18th century depiction of the CAMELEOPARD, albeit with a somewhat exaggerated idea of its height

Background imageExaggerated Collection: Exaggerated Dogs Cartoon

Exaggerated Dogs Cartoon
Fashions in dogs in 1889 : a lady takes her strange collection of new breeds for a walk in the park

Background imageExaggerated Collection: Theatrical Ranter

Theatrical Ranter
The Theatrical Ranter: a Georgian thespian acts his stockings off wearing armour, sword & plumed helmet. The sort of acting style ridiculed in Blackadder III

Background imageExaggerated Collection: Amorous Gesture 1790

Amorous Gesture 1790
Attic Miscellany Theatrical Portraiture No.5: How to look amourously. A ham actor, down on one knee & with hand on heart, does his best to look in love. Date: 1790


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