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Grinning Collection

Background imageGrinning Collection: Charles Darwin, caricatured in Vanity Fair

Charles Darwin, caricatured in Vanity Fair
Caricature of the naturalist Charles Darwin in Vanity Fair Magazine, 1871

Background imageGrinning Collection: Alice and the Cheshire Cat

Alice and the Cheshire Cat -- We re all mad here, said the Cat. I m mad. You re mad

Background imageGrinning Collection: Death personified on a Tarot card

Death personified on a Tarot card
Death personified as a skeleton with a scythe on a Tarot card

Background imageGrinning Collection: Alice and the Cheshire Cat

Alice and the Cheshire Cat -- the grinning cat, with whom Alice has just had a conversation, fades away as it sits on a tree branch

Background imageGrinning Collection: Boys eating fish and chips, Balham, SW London

Boys eating fish and chips, Balham, SW London
Three boys eating fish and chips out of newspaper on a Balham street, SW London. Date: circa 1961

Background imageGrinning Collection: Shirley Temple starring in Captain January

Shirley Temple starring in Captain January
Shirley Temple (1926-2014) starring in Captain January (American musical comedy-drama film directed by David Butler), 1936 - 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation Production. Date: 1936

Background imageGrinning Collection: Rudi Schneider, aged 14

Rudi Schneider, aged 14. Rudi Schneider (27 July 1908 - 1957), son of Josef Schneider and brother of Willi Schneider, was an Austrian spiritualist and Physical Medium

Background imageGrinning Collection: Death Waits for Titanic

Death Waits for Titanic
Death sits on the iceberg grinning, waiting for the Titanic to crash into it

Background imageGrinning Collection: Hard lines on the hard court by George Studdy

Hard lines on the hard court by George Studdy
Hard lines on the hard court -- the Bonzolines dig in their search for the ball, which Bonzo is holding in his mouth. George Ernest Studdy (1878-1948), was the creator of Bonzo

Background imageGrinning Collection: Jolly Grape Pickers

Jolly Grape Pickers
A grinning group of grape pickers pose for the camera in a vineyard in Champagne, France. Date: early 1930s

Background imageGrinning Collection: Little boy lifts his jumper, Balham, SW London

Little boy lifts his jumper, Balham, SW London
A little boy lifting his jumper on a street in Balham, SW London. Date: circa 1961

Background imageGrinning Collection: Suffragettes Plain Things at Meeting

Suffragettes Plain Things at Meeting. A bevy of buck-toothed, grinning suffragettes applaud the speaker at a Votes for Women meeting

Background imageGrinning Collection: Comic postcard, Vicar and drunk woman in park

Comic postcard, Vicar and drunk woman in park Date: 20th century

Background imageGrinning Collection: Leonard Rome Guthrie FRIBA, architect

Leonard Rome Guthrie FRIBA, architect
Caricature of Leonard Rome Guthrie FRIBA, architect, by Philippe Ledoux Date: circa 1930

Background imageGrinning Collection: Aga Khan

Aga Khan
An Edward Hynes caricature of Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah, Aga Khan III (1877-1957). Date: 1933

Background imageGrinning Collection: Posada, Calavera of the Female Dandy, Mexico

Posada, Calavera of the Female Dandy, Mexico
Calavera of the Female Dandy, Mexico. circa 1910s

Background imageGrinning Collection: Title page design, skull

Title page design, skull. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageGrinning Collection: Death personified on a Tarot card

Death personified on a Tarot card
Death personified as a skeleton with a scythe on a Tarot card. Date: 1926

Background imageGrinning Collection: Comic postcard, Man at the seaside seeing double Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Man at the seaside seeing double Date: 20th century

Background imageGrinning Collection: Comic postcard, Two drunken men in the street Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Two drunken men in the street Date: 20th century

Background imageGrinning Collection: Comic postcard, Man rolling home

Comic postcard, Man rolling home Date: 20th century

Background imageGrinning Collection: Young, muscular man on the beach

Young, muscular man on the beach
insertcaption Date: circa 1920s

Background imageGrinning Collection: A little girl grins for her photograph, alongside some toy building blocks

A little girl grins for her photograph, alongside some toy building blocks. Date: 1945-1955

Background imageGrinning Collection: A smiling young woman in a headscarf and apron washing up or preparing food in a kitchen

A smiling young woman in a headscarf and apron washing up or preparing food in a kitchen or scullery. Tea towels hang from the airer above, assorted ladles and pans are close to hand

Background imageGrinning Collection: A group of five women posing for a photograph in the 1920s, all in hats

A group of five women posing for a photograph in the 1920s, all in hats, mainly of the cloche variety. Date: 1920s

Background imageGrinning Collection: Prince Arthur of Connaught

Prince Arthur of Connaught (1883-1938), British military officer and grandson of Queen Victoria. Date: circa 1913-1914

Background imageGrinning Collection: Ringent snail, Helix ringens

Ringent snail, Helix ringens (Grinning tomiger, Tomigeres ringens). Handcoloured copperplate engraving drawn and engraved by Richard Polydore Nodder from William Elford Leachs Zoological Miscellany

Background imageGrinning Collection: Family of three on a tandem

Family of three on a tandem -- father, mother and little boy sitting in a seat attached to the back. Date: circa 1980s

Background imageGrinning Collection: Postcard booklet, little child sitting on cotton, USA

Postcard booklet, little child sitting on cotton, USA
Postcard booklet, little child sitting on a pile of cotton, Dixieland, USA. Date: 1937

Background imageGrinning Collection: Postcard booklet, four boys with watermelons, USA

Postcard booklet, four boys with watermelons, USA
Postcard booklet, four boys with watermelons, Dixieland, USA. Date: 1937

Background imageGrinning Collection: Postcard booklet, boy with fish, Dixieland, USA

Postcard booklet, boy with fish, Dixieland, USA
Postcard booklet, boy looks at a fish he has caught, Dixieland, USA. Date: 1937

Background imageGrinning Collection: Legendary Paul Bunyon Date: 1948

Legendary Paul Bunyon Date: 1948

Background imageGrinning Collection: Kids Mock Wedding Date: 1948

Kids Mock Wedding Date: 1948

Background imageGrinning Collection: All-Weather Fisherman Date: 1950

All-Weather Fisherman Date: 1950

Background imageGrinning Collection: Smiling older couple, c. 1950s

Smiling older couple, c. 1950s
A smiling couple, possibly an elderly mother and her grown up son, stand together in a field. Date: c. 1950s

Background imageGrinning Collection: BURIED IN THE SAND

BURIED IN THE SAND
Buried in the sand! Date: 1960s

Background imageGrinning Collection: BULL TERRIER / 1949

BULL TERRIER / 1949
ORMANDYS POCKET EDITION This young bull terrier grins at the camera. Owned by Oppenheimer. Date: 1949

Background imageGrinning Collection: DARTS IN THE HOME / C1940

DARTS IN THE HOME / C1940
Two dapper couples enjoying a few legs of darts at home. Can she follow that treble twenty with two more? Date: circa 1940

Background imageGrinning Collection: A U MacKinnon, Scottish Meisters, New Hammersmith Palace

A U MacKinnon, Scottish Meisters, New Hammersmith Palace
A U MacKinnon, in Scottish Meisters, at the New Hammersmith Palace, King Street, West London. 20th century

Background imageGrinning Collection: Fred Benton in The French Spy, Queens Theatre, Swindon

Fred Benton in The French Spy, Queens Theatre, Swindon
Fred Benton in The French Spy, at the Queens Theatre, Swindon

Background imageGrinning Collection: The Bad Man, comedy by Porter Emerson Browne

The Bad Man, comedy by Porter Emerson Browne
The Bad Man, a melodramatic comedy by Porter Emerson Browne, starring Matheson Lang, at the New Theatre, St Martins Lane, London

Background imageGrinning Collection: Kitsch French romantic postcard

Kitsch French romantic postcard
Your eyes shun me, but I feel all your movements. Suddenly I can sense your slightest feelings. Kitsch French romantic postcard with some wonderfully-vivid and vibrant colouration

Background imageGrinning Collection: Boy encounters two cows in a field

Boy encounters two cows in a field
A boy encounters two cows in a field -- the nearest cow takes a liking to his stripy teeshirt. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageGrinning Collection: Chinaman Chow-Chow

Chinaman Chow-Chow
A jovial Chinese man is delighted with his bowl of Chow Mein and is about to dive on in for that first bite! Date: circa 1910

Background imageGrinning Collection: Mr Punch with an open book on a cutout Christmas card

Mr Punch with an open book on a cutout Christmas card, showing a picture of his dog, Toby. circa 1890s

Background imageGrinning Collection: Propaganda / Baby Impaled

Propaganda / Baby Impaled
Grinning enemy soldier with a baby impaled on his bayonet Date: 1909

Background imageGrinning Collection: King George V smiling

King George V smiling
King George V (1865-1936), smiling broadly while in Egypt in 1912. Date: 1912

Background imageGrinning Collection: Grotesque head, illustration by William Heath Robinson

Grotesque head, illustration by William Heath Robinson (The Works of Mr Francis Rabelais, 1921). Credit must appear as: Courtesy of Mrs J. C



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