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Flea Collection

Background imageFlea Collection: Flea Circus

Flea Circus
An advertisement for Professor Likontis wonderful Roumanian Fea Circus

Background imageFlea Collection: Flea illustration

Flea illustration
Page 201 from Micrographia or some Physiological description of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses (1665) by Robert Hooke

Background imageFlea Collection: Mignet & Flying Flea

Mignet & Flying Flea
French aircraft designer shown with his very successful Pou du Ciel (= Flying Flea )

Background imageFlea Collection: Insects / Flea

Insects / Flea
Common Flea (pulex)

Background imageFlea Collection: Dressed Fleas

Dressed Fleas
Dressed fleas on display at the Natural History Museum in Tring

Background imageFlea Collection: Henri Mignet sitting in a Le Pou-du-Ciel

Henri Mignet sitting in a Le Pou-du-Ciel talking to S.W. Appleby, also a Flying Flea pilot, at the International Air Rally organised by the Cinque Ports Flying Club at Lympne Airport, Hythe, Kent

Background imageFlea Collection: Flea Circus Chariots

Flea Circus Chariots
Professor Tomlins flea circus: a flea is pushed into position at the start of the chariot race; fine harnessing wires attach the fleas to the chariots Date: 1960s

Background imageFlea Collection: Scene in Petticoat Lane

Scene in Petticoat Lane
Traders in Petticoat Lane selling an eclectic selection of tools-saws, chisels, plyers, locks and even a giant corkscrew are laid out on the street

Background imageFlea Collection: Flea Circus / Dr Paul

Flea Circus / Dr Paul
An advert for Doctor Pauls Performing Fleas

Background imageFlea Collection: Cat Flea Powder

Cat Flea Powder
An unsuspecting cat is stroked and lulled into a false sense of security on a cushion before being dowsed in flea powder!

Background imageFlea Collection: Play / Feydeau / Flea in Ear

Play / Feydeau / Flea in Ear
Translated as The Flea in the Ear, this farcial confusion was written by the French novelist Ernest Aimee Feydeau

Background imageFlea Collection: MIGNET POU DE CIEL

MIGNET POU DE CIEL
Henri Mignets Pou-de-ciel (= Flying Flea) is produced under licence in countries outside France - this is a British version by Abbot- Baynes based on Mignet s

Background imageFlea Collection: American Flea TC-1 Triplane N5748N

American Flea TC-1 Triplane N5748N Date: circa 1960

Background imageFlea Collection: Africa. Loanda. St. Paul of Loanda. Market Square

Africa. Loanda. St. Paul of Loanda. Market Square
History of Africa. 19th century. Loanda. Saint Paul of Loanda. View of the Market Square. Engraving. El Congo y la Creacion del Estado Independiente de este nombre

Background imageFlea Collection: L'egare II - North Atlantic expedition raft, at Falmouth

L'egare II - North Atlantic expedition raft, at Falmouth
L'egare II, a raft used by a French crew in 1956 to cross the Atlantic Ocean. The expedition, led by Henri Beaudout, departed from Halifax, Nova Scotia, arriving 88 days later at Falmouth

Background imageFlea Collection: 14th Century 1350 Black Death Blood Continent

14th Century 1350 Black Death Blood Continent
14th, Century, 1350, Black, Death, blood, continent, death, disease, epidemic, epidemy, Europe, european, figure, handkerchief, History, hit, ill, interior, medicine, medieval, Medieval, Museum

Background imageFlea Collection: The Black Death. 14th century. Figure of a woman hit by

The Black Death. 14th century. Figure of a woman hit by
The Black Death. 14th century. Epidemic that ravaged the European continent. Figure of a woman hit by plague. Medieval Museum. Stockholm. Sweden. Date:

Background imageFlea Collection: Comic postcard, Dog feeling up to scratch Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Dog feeling up to scratch Date: 20th century

Background imageFlea Collection: Comic postcard, Little girl catches a flea and wonders what to do with it Date

Comic postcard, Little girl catches a flea and wonders what to do with it Date: 20th century

Background imageFlea Collection: Leaf beetles

Leaf beetles, Galeruca species 1, Aulacophora analis 2, Cyclotrypema furcata 3, Donacia vittata 4, flat bark beetle, Cucujus clavipes 5, Pyrrhidium sanguineum 6 and Chlorophorus varius 7

Background imageFlea Collection: Ladybirds and flea beetles

Ladybirds and flea beetles
Callidium longipes 1, ladybirds, Jauravia dorsalis 2, Coccinella septempunctata 3, flea beetles, Altica cincta 4, Altica emarginata 5, and Altica chrysis 6

Background imageFlea Collection: Calligraphic title and vignette of beehive with bees

Calligraphic title and vignette of beehive with bees
Title page with calligraphic title and vignette of beehive with bees. Handcoloured stipple engraving by Pancrace Bessa from Charles Malos Les Insectes, The Insects, Louis Janet, Paris, 1820

Background imageFlea Collection: Woman in the Flea hairstyle

Woman in the Flea hairstyle
Woman with her hair combed up over a pouf (support) and decorated with flowers, pearls and a sash, called the Flea. La Pouf a la Puce

Background imageFlea Collection: Human flea and louse

Human flea and louse
Human flea, Pulex irritans 1, and human louse, Pediculus humanus 2. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Friedrich Johann Bertuchs Bilderbuch fur Kinder (Picture Book for Children), Weimar, 1795

Background imageFlea Collection: Curtis British Entomology Plate 417

Curtis British Entomology Plate 417
Siphonoptera: Ceratophyllus elongatus = Ischnopsyllus elongatus (Yellow Bat?s Flea) [Plant: Erigeron acer (Erigeron acre, Blue Fleabane)] Date: 1824-39

Background imageFlea Collection: Curtis British Entomology Plate 114

Curtis British Entomology Plate 114
Siphonoptera: Pulex talpae = Hystrichopsylla talpae (Mole?s Flea) [Plant: Aster tripolium (ray-less var.; Sea Star-wort)] Date: 1824-39

Background imageFlea Collection: Mignet HM-14 Pou du Ciel

Mignet HM-14 Pou du Ciel
Mignet Hm-14 Pou Du Ciel Unusual Design Light-Aircraft Date: 1930s

Background imageFlea Collection: Performing Fleas - Street Entertainment - North East London

Performing Fleas - Street Entertainment - North East London. Date: circa 1907

Background imageFlea Collection: Human flea, Pulex irritans

Human flea, Pulex irritans.. Handcolored copperplate zoological engraving from George Shaw and Frederick Nodders The Naturalists Miscellany, 1792

Background imageFlea Collection: Tunga penetrans, chigoe flea

Tunga penetrans, chigoe flea
This species of flea is commonly known as a jigger, chigoe or sand-flea

Background imageFlea Collection: Hystrichopsylla talpae talpae, mole flea

Hystrichopsylla talpae talpae, mole flea
A macro photograph of the largest flea in the UK, the mole flea (Hystrichopsylla talpae talpae), which is common on small mammals throughout the UK

Background imageFlea Collection: Tomlins Flea Circus

Tomlins Flea Circus
Professor Tomlin feeding the fleas on blood from his own arm; they perform on the miniature pieces of equipment in the foreground Date: 1960s

Background imageFlea Collection: French soldier returns home from the front bearing fleas

French soldier returns home from the front bearing fleas
French soldier returns home from the front bearing some unwelcome guests in the form of fleas, which subsequently cause havoc amongst the household following his departure

Background imageFlea Collection: X-Ray - Rabbit Flea

X-Ray - Rabbit Flea. Part of Box 165 Boswell Collection - X-Rays. Date: circa 1900

Background imageFlea Collection: X-Ray - Flea

X-Ray - Flea. Part of Box 165 Boswell Collection - X-Rays. Date: circa 1900

Background imageFlea Collection: Tashkent, Uzbekistan - Flea Market at the side of the street

Tashkent, Uzbekistan - Flea Market at the side of the street Date: circa 1910s

Background imageFlea Collection: Street scene chairs, flea market, Paris, France

Street scene chairs, flea market, Paris, France Date: 1980s

Background imageFlea Collection: Poster, Mignets Flying Flea Air Display, Boughton

Poster, Mignets Flying Flea Air Display, Boughton
Poster, Mignets Flying Flea at Sir Alan Cobhams Air Display, Boughton (not at Sywell), 21 September 1935. Date: 1935

Background imageFlea Collection: W. A. L. Fletcher (Flea)

W. A. L. Fletcher (Flea)
W.A.L. FLETCHER Known as Flea Rower for Oxford University Boat CLub and took part in the Varsity Boat Race in 1890-93. Date: -

Background imageFlea Collection: Hunting for fleas

Hunting for fleas Date: 1843

Background imageFlea Collection: Marche Aux Puces, Paris

Marche Aux Puces, Paris
LE MARCHE AUX PUCES, Paris Though a famous institution at this date, the great flea market was very primitive compared to its present-day sprawling diversity Date: circa 1905

Background imageFlea Collection: Edirne - The Banks of the Maritsa, Gazi Mihal Bridge, Market

Edirne - The Banks of the Maritsa, Gazi Mihal Bridge, Market
Edirne, Turkey - The Banks of the Maritsa, Gazi Mihal Bridge and Flea Market. Date: 1898

Background imageFlea Collection: Two Actors outside a theatre comment on a Flea Circus

Two Actors outside a theatre comment on a Flea Circus
Two Actors outside a theatre (on observing the playbills displayed) pass comment on a Performing Flea Show. First Actor (resting) - " H m - a scratch company." Date: 1892

Background imageFlea Collection: 16hp Clerget engine fitted to a Flying Flea

16hp Clerget engine fitted to a Flying Flea

Background imageFlea Collection: Mignet Flying Flea powered by a Salmson radial

Mignet Flying Flea powered by a Salmson radial

Background imageFlea Collection: Mignet Flying Flea

Mignet Flying Flea

Background imageFlea Collection: Flea

Flea
This species of flea is commonly known as a jigger, chigoe or sand-flea

Background imageFlea Collection: Hystrichopsylla talpae talpae, mole flea

Hystrichopsylla talpae talpae, mole flea
A macro photograph of the largest flea in the UK, the mole flea (Hystrichopsylla talpae talpae), which is common on small mammals throughout the UK



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