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Background imageHumor Collection: Some Cricket Novelties

Some Cricket Novelties
To be introduced next season, official. For the assistance of fielders and batsman. Please note: Credit must appear as Courtesy of the estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/ILN/Mary Evan"

Background imageHumor Collection: Central heating for cars / W H Robinson

Central heating for cars / W H Robinson
The Autofooetjoye central heating device, consisting of a small zinc water tank glued to the back of the car, warmed by an oil stove with connecting pipework that the driver can rest his feet

Background imageHumor Collection: Cats Balancing on Cat Date: 1905

Cats Balancing on Cat Date: 1905

Background imageHumor Collection: Two young men put their heads through a comic cartoon cutout

Two young men put their heads through a comic cartoon cutout on Mumbles Pier, South Wales. See also PD000563 - ME No.12480486 for similar image without people Date: 1992

Background imageHumor Collection: Rising floor for Bridge players / W H Robinson

Rising floor for Bridge players / W H Robinson
A rising floor in the cars cabin which seconds as a Bridge table can allow those who are keen on both card games and motoring to engage in both pastimes simultaneously

Background imageHumor Collection: King Henry VI of England married to Margaret of Anjou

King Henry VI of England married to Margaret of Anjou at Titchfield Abbey, 23 April 1445. The mad king was 24 and the queen 15

Background imageHumor Collection: William Heath Robinson drawing showing soldiers unaware of the camouflaged famous Stonehenge

William Heath Robinson drawing showing soldiers unaware of the camouflaged famous Stonehenge moving around in Wiltshire. Date: 1941

Background imageHumor Collection: Cooling Buoys Icing the Gulf Stream to Chill the Enemy

Cooling Buoys Icing the Gulf Stream to Chill the Enemy
British U-boats in the Battle of the Atlantic, showing mine-like cooling-buoys armed with icing apparatus for lowing the Gulf Stream temperature and the morable! Date: 1941

Background imageHumor Collection: Three point turns by W H Robinson

Three point turns by W H Robinson
No need for three point turns, with this double torpedo model with revolving body for obviating the difficult of turning the car in narrow lanes. 1919

Background imageHumor Collection: The modern chassis / W H Robinson

The modern chassis / W H Robinson
Explanatory diagram of a typical modern chassis. Please note: Credit must appear as (c) Courtesy of the estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/Mary Evans Picture Library

Background imageHumor Collection: Horse and drunk huntsman crashing through a shop window

Horse and drunk huntsman crashing through a shop window, 19th century. Caingey Thornton in hunting pinks on Hercules, followed by Mr. Sponge on Multum in Parvo

Background imageHumor Collection: A game keeper giving directions to a couple fox hunting

A game keeper giving directions to a couple fox hunting, 19th century. Facey Romford and Lucy Somersville on the trail of a fast bag fox. Fresh as a four year old

Background imageHumor Collection: To begin with, I ll paint the town red

To begin with, I ll paint the town red. Cartoon showing Democracy portrayed as the devil holding a bucket labeled Bourbon Principles and a paintbrush

Background imageHumor Collection: Snooker car / W H Robinson

Snooker car / W H Robinson
Making good use of the cars flat roof surface for a game of snooker, accessed more easily by standing on a log straddling the wheel arches

Background imageHumor Collection: Calculating Horse Power / W H Robinson

Calculating Horse Power / W H Robinson
Calculating the Horse Power of a sports car. Please note: Credit must appear as (c) Courtesy of the estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/Mary Evans Picture Library

Background imageHumor 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 imageHumor Collection: English lady surveying fancy room with covered chandeliers

English lady surveying fancy room with covered chandeliers
English lady surveying a fancy room with covered furniture and chandeliers in brown-holland balloons, 19th century. Housekeeper Mrs Mustard showing Mrs Lucy Somerville around the drawing room

Background imageHumor Collection: Lady riding side-saddle on a horse stuck in a fence

Lady riding side-saddle on a horse stuck in a fence during a fox hunt, 19th century. Mrs Lucy Somerville urges her horse Leotard out of the briars while Facey Romford and other huntsmen watch

Background imageHumor Collection: English gentleman in hunting pinks having his portrait

English gentleman in hunting pinks having his portrait painted, 19th century. Ruddle the artist smoking a pipe while painting Bragg seated on a saddle stand. Mr. Braggs equestrian portrait

Background imageHumor Collection: Afternoon tea in a Victorian drawing room, 19th century

Afternoon tea in a Victorian drawing room, 19th century.. Ladies in crinoline dresses wait for a footman in livery bring the tea tray

Background imageHumor Collection: King William II crossing the river at the Battle of

King William II crossing the river at the Battle of the Boyne, Ireland, 1 July 1690. Deposed Catholic King James II of England losing his wig and hat as he flees on horseback

Background imageHumor Collection: King Charles II at a dance party during the Restoration

King Charles II at a dance party during the Restoration, circa 1660. A wild ball with dancing, music, card games, tobacco smoking, drinking, courtesans, and fops. Evening Party. Time of Charles II

Background imageHumor 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 imageHumor Collection: Guy Fawkes, leader of the Gunpowder Plot, caught in

Guy Fawkes, leader of the Gunpowder Plot, caught in the cellar of the Houses of Parliament, 5 November 1604. William Parker, Baron Monteagle, and Theophilus Howard, Earl of Suffolk

Background imageHumor Collection: Sir Walter Raleigh laying his cape over a puddle for

Sir Walter Raleigh laying his cape over a puddle for Queen Elizabeth I at Greenwich. She wears a bonnet, huge lace ruff collar, puff sleeves and hoop dress

Background imageHumor Collection: Two-headed camel? Birqash Camel Market near Cairo, Egypt

Two-headed camel? Birqash Camel Market near Cairo, Egypt. This image is a genuine photograph and is NOT faked Date: 2010

Background imageHumor Collection: The Whole Art of Anti-Dive-Bomber Camouflage

The Whole Art of Anti-Dive-Bomber Camouflage
British military tanks and soldiers in disguise as civilians, so when seen from above the bombers don't attack. Date: 1941

Background imageHumor Collection: The Roof Raising Defence to Defeat Dive-Bombers

The Roof Raising Defence to Defeat Dive-Bombers
Latest device drawn by William Heath Robinson to defeat the dive bombers is a roof-raising by system of cogs, balloons and other lifting machinery. Date: 1941

Background imageHumor Collection: Camouflage v Camouflage During Invasion Practice

Camouflage v Camouflage During Invasion Practice
William Heath Robinson has come up with a solution to save on man-power in the East Coast of England. Revolving helmets being paraded around on a primitive pulley system with the locals clapping

Background imageHumor Collection: Camouflaging the Colonel's Breakfast

Camouflaging the Colonel's Breakfast
Under elaborate cover the regimental cooks get to work, invisible from the air by a table of cabbages. Date: 1941

Background imageHumor Collection: Way to Increase your Greengage Jam Ration

Way to Increase your Greengage Jam Ration
Owing to the short supply of sugar, it was necessary to cut down the amount used in the jam production. Illustrated by William Heath Robinson showing inside a jam factory where every part of

Background imageHumor Collection: Invasion Bells and the Fifth Column

Invasion Bells and the Fifth Column
A suggestion that a Gang of Spies could attempt to disguise themselves as innocent country folk and succeed in stopping the ringing of the church bells used in warning of attempted invasion

Background imageHumor 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 imageHumor Collection: Suggestion by William Heath Robinson for defence of London, a spinning platform land with

Suggestion by William Heath Robinson for defence of London, a spinning platform land with camouflaged anti-aircraft guns. Date: 1941

Background imageHumor 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 imageHumor 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 imageHumor Collection: German soldiers spotting buildings far in the distance, not realising that it's a setup consisting

German soldiers spotting buildings far in the distance, not realising that it's a setup consisting of a miniature country town coursing the perspective to be all wrong. Date: 1941

Background imageHumor Collection: An air-trawling device for the use of British troops in Egypt

An air-trawling device for the use of British troops in Egypt, a drive against Marshal Graziani in the Western desert. Date: 1940

Background imageHumor Collection: As a precaution against possible bombing precious art, relics, sculptures

As a precaution against possible bombing precious art, relics, sculptures and memorials where moved out of London to a secret place. This was given to the Nation by the National Art Collections Fund

Background imageHumor Collection: Successful campaign in the Libyan desert. Italian soldiers about to trigger an underground device

Successful campaign in the Libyan desert. Italian soldiers about to trigger an underground device. Date: 1941

Background imageHumor Collection: Couples ingenious device so they don't wake up the baby. A makeshift pump that extinguishes

Couples ingenious device so they don't wake up the baby. A makeshift pump that extinguishes incendiary bombs that have landed in your home without leaving the comfort of your bed. Date: 1941

Background imageHumor Collection: How to Make Roof-Spotting a Pleasure

How to Make Roof-Spotting a Pleasure
William Heath Robinson invention for keeping watch from attack. A warden perched up high above the streets with an umbrella for protection, tea-cup-holder and an easy chair. Date: 1941

Background imageHumor Collection: The New Top-Flat Rescue Apparatus in Action

The New Top-Flat Rescue Apparatus in Action
Apparatus for rescuing people from high buildings that have been damaged from heavy bombing. Date: 1941

Background imageHumor Collection: From Bedroom to Shelter in One

From Bedroom to Shelter in One
Kind warden sets the machine in motion to allow people to sleep through a air-raid. Swinging from bedroom to living room to shelter without waking. Date: 1941

Background imageHumor Collection: British soldiers had landed in Italy by parachute, here is an illustration by William Heath

British soldiers had landed in Italy by parachute, here is an illustration by William Heath Robinson showing how they returned! Date: 1941

Background imageHumor Collection: Mussolini's Secret Weapon Disclosed!

Mussolini's Secret Weapon Disclosed!
A new secret weapon devised for the use of the Italian forces in Albania. Date: 1941

Background imageHumor Collection: William Heath Robinson shows how a remarkable and most heroic attempt was made by the Italians to

William Heath Robinson shows how a remarkable and most heroic attempt was made by the Italians to convoy fresh fish to their troops through a minefield in the Mediterranean escort by fighter

Background imageHumor Collection: The Home Front by Frank Reynolds

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



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