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Background imageFear Collection: The Ghost Story by Alfred Bestall

The Ghost Story by Alfred Bestall
A family sit in the dark by a blazing fire, rigid with fear while listening to a ghost story told by an aged relative. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to them, the sceptre of a medieval knight

Background imageFear Collection: Whistle and I ll Come 2

Whistle and I ll Come 2
Oh, whistle, and I ll come to you ! The thing in Parkinss hotel room

Background imageFear Collection: No Fear

No Fear
A curmudgeonly workman, balanced precariously on a chimney, looks at an aircraft during World War I and mutters, " Blowed if I d risk my bloomin neck"

Background imageFear Collection: Cause & Effect - dentist cartoon by H. M. Bateman

Cause & Effect - dentist cartoon by H. M. Bateman
Cause and Effect - or, how two moods can change places. A dental patient enters a surgery clearly terrified at what lies ahead of him, but such is his struggle

Background imageFear Collection: His Broadcast Masters Voice by George Studdy

His Broadcast Masters Voice by George Studdy
A spoof on the famous His Masters Voice logo featuring a dog listening to a gramophone; Bonzo, the comic canine creation of George Studdy

Background imageFear Collection: A Cat and Dog Life by George Studdy

A Cat and Dog Life by George Studdy
Bonzo finds that sharing life with the household cat bears out the old phrase - a cat-and-dog life. Bonzo, the cartoon canine creation of artist George Studdy in The Sketch

Background imageFear Collection: Ghost Delivers Warning

Ghost Delivers Warning
A spectral figure materialises in a candlelit room where two men are roused from their books. The older man points ahead while the ghost points upwards. A ghostly warning?

Background imageFear Collection: The Voice that filled the Albert Hall by H. M. Bateman

The Voice that filled the Albert Hall by H. M. Bateman
Illustration by H. M. Bateman showing a buxom, matronly singer hitting a high note in the Albert Hall. Her voice is so loud (or bad)

Background imageFear Collection: The Dentist by Sir John Lavery

The Dentist by Sir John Lavery
Portrait of the well-known society dentist, Mr Conrad Ackner with Laverys wife, Hazel, Lady Lavery, in the dentists chair, her grip on the chairs arm clearly evident

Background imageFear Collection: 1957 nuclear test: Fall-out

1957 nuclear test: Fall-out
Fallout: The sinister and prolonged after-effect of nuclear explosions: a drawing illustrating some characteristics of this haunting phenomenon.An illustration by special Illustrated London News

Background imageFear Collection: Leech Cartoon Dinosaurs

Leech Cartoon Dinosaurs
The figures of prehistoric animals in the Palace grounds, created by Waterhouse Hawkins, are sufficiently realistic to frighten children

Background imageFear Collection: The Thunderstorm by Edmund Blampied

The Thunderstorm by Edmund Blampied
A woman cowers under her bed covers as a thunderstorm is in progress outside. Date: 1914

Background imageFear Collection: Terrible accident - Lady ablaze - Figure 1

Terrible accident - Lady ablaze - Figure 1
Figure 1 of 2. Terrible accident - Lady ablaze, her dress has caught fire and she is engulfed by the inferno. This illustration shows that if one is upright

Background imageFear Collection: Belfast riots, August 1920

Belfast riots, August 1920
A double page spread from the Illustrated London News, reporting on rioting in Belfast that began on the night of the 23rd August, and continued for a week

Background imageFear Collection: Belfast riots, July 1920

Belfast riots, July 1920
A double page spread from the Illustrated London News, reporting on rioting in Belfast from 20th to 23rd July 1920. 18 people were killed, and 200 wounded during the disturbances

Background imageFear Collection: My Mistake by George Studdy

My Mistake by George Studdy
Bonzo, the comic canine creation of George Studdy zooms enthusiastically towards a mean looking cat and then casually walks by when he realises the cat is standing his ground

Background imageFear Collection: Studdys Nightmare by George Studdy

Studdys Nightmare by George Studdy
Bonzo and Co. get their own back on the artist, after the Christmas pudding. George Studdy, the creator of the comic canine Bonzo

Background imageFear Collection: Skull and Crossbones - Inverted

Skull and Crossbones - Inverted
The Jolly Roger is the name given to any of various flags flown to identify a ships crew as pirates. The flag most usually identified as the Jolly Roger today is the skull and crossbones

Background imageFear Collection: Skull and Crossbones

Skull and Crossbones
The Jolly Roger is the name given to any of various flags flown to identify a ships crew as pirates. The flag most usually identified as the Jolly Roger today is the skull and crossbones

Background imageFear Collection: Action against Communists - Eight leaders arrested. Date: 1925

Action against Communists - Eight leaders arrested. Date: 1925

Background imageFear Collection: Jealousy by H. M. Bateman

Jealousy by H. M. Bateman
A dental patient sits prone in a the dentists chair with his mouth wide open while his dentist is momentarily distracted by the sight of workmen with much bigger drills across the road

Background imageFear Collection: Anti-Bourgeois Poster

Anti-Bourgeois Poster
A big brave communist worker fixes a poster on a wall while a contemptible little bourgeois capitalist in his top hat cowers in fear

Background imageFear Collection: Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood
The wicked wolf disguises himself as Red Riding Hoods grandmother and asks her to get into bed with him

Background imageFear Collection: Behind the Flying Saucers, book cover

Behind the Flying Saucers, book cover
BEHIND THE FLYING SAUCERS, a book by Frank Scully, and the first to claim that a flying saucer had crashed in the American desert

Background imageFear Collection: Scene from Shakespeares Twelfth Night

Scene from Shakespeares Twelfth Night
A scene from Shakespeares comedy, Twelfth Night, in which Sir Toby Belch encourages the reluctant duellists, Sir Andrew Aguecheek and the page Cesario (Viola disguised)

Background imageFear Collection: Richard III and the sons of Edward IV

Richard III and the sons of Edward IV
Richard III, as Duke of Gloucester, orders the sons of the late King Edward IV be parted from their mother, Elizabeth Woodville. 1480s

Background imageFear Collection: Senghenydd Universal Colliery Disaster, Wales, 1913

Senghenydd Universal Colliery Disaster, Wales, 1913
Keeping their painful vigil: waiting for news by the burning pit. Photographs from The Illustrated London News, at the time of the Senghenydd Colliery Disaster, near Caerphilly, Glamorgan

Background imageFear Collection: The perils of our forefathers

The perils of our forefathers

Background imageFear Collection: Alexander the Great on the eve of Gaugamela

Alexander the Great on the eve of Gaugamela
Alexander the Great at the fire altar on the eve of the battle of Gaugamela. The scene, described by Plutarch followed a portentous eclipse of the moon

Background imageFear Collection: Two schoolboys in a wood

Two schoolboys in a wood
Illustration showing two schoolboys in a wood, finding a notice on a tree: Beware of the Wolves

Background imageFear Collection: Tiger attempting to reach big game hunter

Tiger attempting to reach big game hunter
A Tiger attempts to get at a big game hunter, sat rather precariously on a tree branch

Background imageFear Collection: Dog Frightens Baby

Dog Frightens Baby
Towser tries to make Baby laugh, but only manages to make him cry

Background imageFear Collection: Injustice Nawab / Bengal

Injustice Nawab / Bengal
Be Just and Fear Not A cartoon on the British injustice to the Nawab of Bengal

Background imageFear Collection: Youth Learns Fear / Grimm

Youth Learns Fear / Grimm
A boy fearlessly encounters two giant black cats on his journey to discover the meaning of fear Date: circa 1905

Background imageFear Collection: Human sacrifices in the Country of the Bakutis

Human sacrifices in the Country of the Bakutis
History of Africa. 19th century. The Congo. Human sacrifices in the country of the Bakutis, near the Equator station. Chromolithography

Background imageFear Collection: Pears Soap Advertisement

Pears Soap Advertisement
An advertisement illustration for Pears soap, from the womanhood in war time series. The image shows a woman on an allotment, leaning on a spade handle

Background imageFear Collection: Louise Hampton in Late Night Final

Louise Hampton in Late Night Final
British actress Louise Hampton (1881-1954) in a publicity photograph for the play Late Night Final at the Phoenix Theatre. Date: 1931

Background imageFear Collection: Calavera of the Purring Cat, Mexico

Calavera of the Purring Cat, Mexico. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageFear Collection: The War of the Worlds - Despair - Surrounded by martians

The War of the Worlds - Despair - Surrounded by martians
"My imagination was haunted by these fast metal monsters and the memory of the dead body smashed against the fence." Date: First published: 1898

Background imageFear Collection: Illustration, White-Ear discovers a dead fox

Illustration, White-Ear discovers a dead fox in the coach house. Date: 1912

Background imageFear Collection: Ww1 Wwi World War One First 1st Great I Western

Ww1 Wwi World War One First 1st Great I Western
ww1, wwi, world, war, one, first, 1st, great, i, western, front, army, troops, soldiers, charge, charging, battle, satchels, explosives, explosions, exploding, running, run, attack, attacking, enemy

Background imageFear Collection: Cartoon, The New Ally, WW1

Cartoon, The New Ally, WW1
Cartoon, The New Ally -- General Winter arrives to take charge of Operations during the First World War. Date: 1914

Background imageFear Collection: Flights into the Future - creatures of the air jungle

Flights into the Future - creatures of the air jungle
An unfortunate pilot is thrown out of his plane by creatures fllying around the air jungle, the product of the imagination of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle who wrote of strange monsters

Background imageFear Collection: Spanish Civil War child refugees arrive at Southampton, 1937

Spanish Civil War child refugees arrive at Southampton, 1937
Children from Bilbao waiting to land from the Spanish Compania transaltantic liner Habana at Southampton docks-child refugees evacuated to England during the Spanish Civil War, 1937

Background imageFear Collection: PILGRIM'S PROGRESS 31

PILGRIM'S PROGRESS 31
Mr Greatheart encourages Mr Fearing - he was ready to die for fear'. Date: first published 1678

Background imageFear Collection: NAPOLEON I/BOMPLED/FEAR

NAPOLEON I/BOMPLED/FEAR
Napoleon I tells his mounted troops not to be afraid of death

Background imageFear Collection: Original Artwork - Woman in red dress surprised by mouse

Original Artwork - Woman in red dress surprised by mouse
Original Artwork - A woman in a wide-skirted red dress surprised by a little black mouse. The candle casts a large and ominous black shadow on the wall behind her. Date: circa 1937

Background imageFear Collection: Comic postcard, Large woman diving into the sea Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Large woman diving into the sea Date: 20th century



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