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Hiding Collection

Background imageHiding Collection: Girl Reading in Tree

Girl Reading in Tree
A little girl hides, high up in a linden tree, reading her book

Background imageHiding Collection: Boscobel House

Boscobel House
In the grounds of Boscobel House, now in Shropshire, Prince Charles (subsequently Charles II) hid after the battle of Worcester : th hiding-place is preserved

Background imageHiding Collection: Florida Tourist Postcard - Waiting Alligators

Florida Tourist Postcard - Waiting Alligators
Florida Tourist Postcard - Alligators awaiting the descent of a boy from a coconut palm tree, up which he has escaped. Their mocking message to the unfortunate youth: " Honey, come down

Background imageHiding Collection: The man Who Begged to Differ from his Mother-in-Law Bateman

The man Who Begged to Differ from his Mother-in-Law Bateman
The man Who Begged to Differ from his Mother-in-Law by Bateman. A terrified, small man cowering in a chair after disagreeing with his imperious looking mother in law

Background imageHiding Collection: Hamlet Slays Polonius

Hamlet Slays Polonius
While talking with his mother, Hamlet detects an intruder hiding behind a curtain : he stabs him, only to find it is his girl-friends father, Polonius

Background imageHiding Collection: Boscobel Woods 1651

Boscobel Woods 1651
After his defeat at Worcester, Charles II hides in the woods at Boscobel - the actual tree is halfway down on the right of the picture. You can t see Charles because hes hiding

Background imageHiding Collection: Granpop asks: Wheres George by Lawson Wood

Granpop asks: Wheres George by Lawson Wood
Humorous bathtime scene by Lawson Wood showing his orange utan character, Granpop, searching unsuccessfully for George, a little monkey who is hiding under the tin bath. Date: 1934

Background imageHiding Collection: Illustration, Peter, the fox terrier, discovers a fox

Illustration, Peter, the fox terrier, discovers a fox (White-Ear) has been hiding in the bed. Date: 1912

Background imageHiding Collection: Bonzo palms the pill by George Studdy

Bonzo palms the pill by George Studdy
Bonzo palms the pill -- he is given a pill, but only pretends to take it. George Ernest Studdy (1878-1948), was the creator of Bonzo

Background imageHiding Collection: Sri Lanka - Basket Trick - Jugglers

Sri Lanka - Basket Trick - Jugglers
Sri Lanka - Basket Trick - Conjurers (called jugglers on the card) place a woman inside a large wicker basket from whence she would (I imagine) disappear, much to everyones surprise! Date: circa 1907

Background imageHiding Collection: Paul Kruger, State President of Transvaal as an Ogre

Paul Kruger, State President of Transvaal as an Ogre
O!. Stephanus Johannes Paulus ( Paul ) Kruger, State President of the South African Republic (Transvaal) (1825-1905) - as an Ogre causing nightmares for various British Politicians of the day

Background imageHiding Collection: The Sketch Front Cover, November 1955

The Sketch Front Cover, November 1955
A colour illustration for the front cover of The Sketch, depicting a shy lading hiding from a gentleman who wants to dance with her

Background imageHiding Collection: Foxhunting scene on a greetings card

Foxhunting scene on a greetings card by Ernest Griset -- The first fox of the season. The fox hides inside a hollow tree trunk as the horses and hounds race by. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageHiding Collection: Charles Stuart in Hiding

Charles Stuart in Hiding
CHARLES STUART THE YOUNG PRETENDER Bonnie Prince Charlie hides out in the Scottish Highlands after defeat at Culloden. Date: 1720 - 1788

Background imageHiding Collection: Oliver Cromwell removing the mace from the Commons

Oliver Cromwell removing the mace from the Commons Chamber and dissolving the Rump Parliament in 1653. Behind him, a group of Roundheads arrest a cavalier. Take away that Bauble

Background imageHiding Collection: Travelling Dog Fancier: 'Do either of you two want a cheerful companion for the winter

Travelling Dog Fancier: "Do either of you two want a cheerful companion for the winter
Travelling Dog Fancier: " Do either of you two want a cheerful companion for the winter?" A small dog meanwhile, peeks out through the mans coat. Date: 1901

Background imageHiding Collection: Comic Seaside Postcard - I Can t See My Little Johnny

Comic Seaside Postcard - I Can t See My Little Johnny
I Can t See My Little Johnny - Humorous saucy seaside postcard design by Donald McGill (1875-1962). Date: circa 1949

Background imageHiding Collection: King Charles II hiding up an oak tree in Boscobel

King Charles II hiding up an oak tree in Boscobel Wood, after the Battle of Worcester, 1651. Parliamentarian or Roundhead soldier interrogate a local Royalist family. The Royal Oak

Background imageHiding Collection: King Alfred of Wessex burns the cakes

King Alfred of Wessex burns the cakes
One popular legend from the life of Alfred the Great (849-899 AD), originating from 12th century chronicles, tells how after fleeing to the Somerset Levels

Background imageHiding Collection: Edwardian children

Edwardian children - Illustration of children hiding behind a screen. Artist: Anon. Date: circa 1906

Background imageHiding Collection: WW2 - Oh, Kay!

WW2 - Oh, Kay!
An illustrated front cover for a WW2 story book, Oh, Kay! written by Agnes M. Miall. The image shows the title character, Kay Appleton, hiding behind a tree. Date: 1944

Background imageHiding Collection: Men riding yaks, from a fascinating album which reveals new details on a little-known campaign in

Men riding yaks, from a fascinating album which reveals new details on a little-known campaign in which a British military force brushed aside Tibetan defences to capture Lhasa, in 1904

Background imageHiding Collection: The Escape of Grotius, aka Hugo de Groot

The Escape of Grotius, aka Hugo de Groot, Dutch humanist, diplomat, lawyer, theologian, poet and playwright. He was imprisoned in Loevestein Castle for his involvement in Calvinist disputes

Background imageHiding Collection: The Foreigner

The Foreigner
A sketch of a woman standing beside a stout man, was accompanied with a caption translated from French, You're hiding something from me, Zephyrin! Alas

Background imageHiding Collection: Adelicia of Louvain and the Empress Matilda

Adelicia of Louvain and the Empress Matilda, daughter of Henry I, alarmed at the approach of Henry's nephew, Stephen of Blois (later King Stephen). Date: 12th century

Background imageHiding Collection: The Two-Headed Welsh Giant, by Arthur Rackham

The Two-Headed Welsh Giant, by Arthur Rackham
The Two-Headed Welsh Giant, book illustration by Arthur Rackham Date: 1916

Background imageHiding Collection: Trapping cucumber maggots with person hiding in cold frame

Trapping cucumber maggots with person hiding in cold frame
Trapping the cucumber maggot caricature illustration of person hiding in cold frame to trap maggots, by Heath Robinson. Captioned, A Garden Guide: Horticultural Hints'

Background imageHiding Collection: The Curtain Illustration

The Curtain Illustration
An illustration in reference to a poem, written by Australian poet, Zora Bernice May Cross, showing a woman in a blue dress, hiding behind a stage curtain

Background imageHiding Collection: Caricature illustration of waiter juggling bottle of Bollinger

Caricature illustration of waiter juggling bottle of Bollinger, with 4 diners hiding at their table, by G E Studdy, Captioned, Neck or Nothing

Background imageHiding Collection: Young foxes, hunting season Date: 1910

Young foxes, hunting season Date: 1910

Background imageHiding Collection: Discovery of the Duke of Monmouth disguised as a peasant

Discovery of the Duke of Monmouth disguised as a peasant, near Ringwood, Hampshire, 8 July 1685. Date: 1685

Background imageHiding Collection: Camouflaged civilians, home guards and dogs in a London park hiding from the enemy above. Date: 1941

Camouflaged civilians, home guards and dogs in a London park hiding from the enemy above. Date: 1941

Background imageHiding Collection: Defence during the summer months from the beach, home guards hiding with their gun ready. Date: 1941

Defence during the summer months from the beach, home guards hiding with their gun ready. Date: 1941

Background imageHiding Collection: Trying to carry on as usual! Tennis players camouflaged from above in case of invasion. Date: 1941

Trying to carry on as usual! Tennis players camouflaged from above in case of invasion. Date: 1941

Background imageHiding Collection: The Home Front by Frank Reynolds

The Home Front by Frank Reynolds
All clear, dear! Mothers gone, Date: 1940

Background imageHiding Collection: As the magazine itself describes it: 'The smile on the face of a tiger would warn off the least

As the magazine itself describes it: "The smile on the face of a tiger would warn off the least wary but the smile
As the magazine itself describes it: " The smile on the face of a tiger would warn off the least wary but the smile on the face of a chorister is plainly to be trusted

Background imageHiding Collection: Capture of James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth, hiding in a ditch on 8 July 1685

Capture of James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth, hiding in a ditch on 8 July 1685, having fled from the Battle of Sedgemoor two days earlier. Date: 1685

Background imageHiding Collection: Original Artwork - Gift of a third teddy bear

Original Artwork - Gift of a third teddy bear
Original Artwork - Older sister about to give her younger sibling a third teddy bear beneath the Christmas wreath. Date: circa 1937

Background imageHiding Collection: Original Artwork - Valentine card - woman in mask

Original Artwork - Valentine card - woman in mask
Original Artwork - Design for a Valentine card with removable mask - Coy, yet cautious; Loving yet shy; Here, Dear Valentine, Am I! Woman hiding behind her mask. (1 of 2) Date: circa 1937

Background imageHiding Collection: Comic postcard, Boy sees father kissing the servant

Comic postcard, Boy sees father kissing the servant Date: 20th century

Background imageHiding Collection: Comic postcard - plump man on the beach - I Can t See My Little Charlie Date

Comic postcard - plump man on the beach - I Can t See My Little Charlie Date: circa 1949

Background imageHiding Collection: Comic postcard - plump woman on beach - I Can t See My Little Charlie Date

Comic postcard - plump woman on beach - I Can t See My Little Charlie Date: circa 1949

Background imageHiding Collection: Comic postcard, An Englishmans Home Date: 1909

Comic postcard, An Englishmans Home Date: 1909

Background imageHiding Collection: Comic postcard, The Old Maids Prayer Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, The Old Maids Prayer Date: 20th century

Background imageHiding Collection: Comic postcard, Woman buying rail ticket with two children hiding under her skirts

Comic postcard, Woman buying rail ticket with two children hiding under her skirts, WW1 Date: circa 1918

Background imageHiding Collection: Comic postcard, your young mans gone at last

Comic postcard, your young mans gone at last Date: 20th century

Background imageHiding Collection: Stolen Children

Stolen Children
A pencil sketch of frightened children hiding from a wicked goblin racing off with a sackful of already stolen children. Artist: Helen Jacobs Date: circa 1920

Background imageHiding Collection: Constance Marie de Masirevich

Constance Marie de Masirevich, daughter of the recently retired Hungarian ambassador. The Sketch reports, " she has many friends in London and is very Anglophile



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