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Jolly Collection

Background imageJolly Collection: Skegness is SO Bracing by John Hassall

Skegness is SO Bracing by John Hassall
Skegness is SO Bracing - the famous poster featuring the jolly fisherman designed for the East Coast seaside town by artist John Hassall. Date: 1908

Background imageJolly Collection: Jeeves & Wooster / Book

Jeeves & Wooster / Book
When the jolly old storm clouds rolled up, Bertie Wooster turned instinctively to his man Jeeves...Jeevess judgment was infallible; likwise his taste in neckwear

Background imageJolly Collection: His Masters Breath - Satire

His Masters Breath - Satire
His Masters Breath Satirical play on the dog/gramophone logo for His Masters Voice, substituting the music player for a whiskey jar and funnel

Background imageJolly Collection: Jolly Joker Playing Card

Jolly Joker Playing Card
A classic image of a jester, wearing cap and bells, playing a flute, a ninny stick, or jesters wand, attached to his belt

Background imageJolly Collection: The Scout magazine, Special Hobbies and Model-Making Number

The Scout magazine, Special Hobbies and Model-Making Number
Front cover of The Scout magazine, " The Only Weekly Official Organ of the Boy Scouts". As this particular issue is the Special Hobbies and Model-Making number

Background imageJolly Collection: Ladies Cycling Club

Ladies Cycling Club
Jolly Hockey sticks! Its the Rosslyn Ladies Cycling Club, causing quite a stir as they cycle through the village of Hadham Cross, Hertfordshire, England. 1930s

Background imageJolly Collection: Black Waiter with Thanksgiving Turkey

Black Waiter with Thanksgiving Turkey
A jovial black waiter in America raises aloft the Thanksgiving Turkey on this Greetings card

Background imageJolly Collection: Malvern Water Cure (2)

Malvern Water Cure (2)
(2 of 12) Water Cure at Malvern The Packing " Now this is what I call being jolly!"

Background imageJolly Collection: Suffragette Votes for Women Christmas Card

Suffragette Votes for Women Christmas Card. Tabby cat with a feather in its hat, ribbon badge and satchel, holds a Vote for Women scroll

Background imageJolly Collection: A box of Christmas Eve crackers

A box of Christmas Eve crackers
A lovely box of Christmas crackers from the 1920s, with the contents intact and the box lid featuring a bright and jolly picture of Father Christmas being helped to cross the road by a policeman

Background imageJolly Collection: Tatler front cover, Winter Sports Number 1956

Tatler front cover, Winter Sports Number 1956
Front cover design for The Tatler Winter Sports Number, featuring a number of cheery, jolly skiiers

Background imageJolly Collection: Front cover from The Tatler

Front cover from The Tatler
Front cover illustration for The Tatler by Lewis Baumer, showing a jolly couple dancing

Background imageJolly Collection: Churchill / Smiling / 1924

Churchill / Smiling / 1924
WINSTON CHURCHILL British statesman

Background imageJolly Collection: Platform of Notting Hill Gate Underground Station

Platform of Notting Hill Gate Underground Station
Central Line series. A variety of passengers awaiting their train on the platform at Bank - Two jolly gents (with round faces and round bellies)

Background imageJolly Collection: A Row of Ramblers

A Row of Ramblers
A jolly row of hikers on the moors, perhaps even On Ilkley Moor Baht At ! Date: early 1930s

Background imageJolly Collection: King George V at Cowes Week, Bystander front cover 1927

King George V at Cowes Week, Bystander front cover 1927
A portrait of King George V (1865 - 1936), in a sailors outfit for Cowes Regatta, which he was attending in 1927. Looking a little like hes had one too many sherries. Date: 1927

Background imageJolly Collection: Front cover from The Tatler

Front cover from The Tatler
Jolly front cover illustration for The Tatler by Lewis Baumer showing a girl in a swimsuit bouncing on a large beach ball

Background imageJolly Collection: Blackbeard & Crew / Pirate

Blackbeard & Crew / Pirate
Blackbeard the Pirate & his jolly buccaneers, including Abdallah, Captain of the Mogul

Background imageJolly Collection: Ship Flying Jolly Roger

Ship Flying Jolly Roger
A typical pirate ship flying the jolly roger flag

Background imageJolly Collection: Barmaid & Happy Drinkers

Barmaid & Happy Drinkers
A barmaid pulls drinks for a jolly group of mostly young women

Background imageJolly Collection: Mr Pickwick, Pickwick Papers

Mr Pickwick, Pickwick Papers
Charles Dickens Characters by Frank Reynolds for Buchanans Whisky - Mr Pickwick, Pickwick Papers. 1912

Background imageJolly Collection: Advert for Gordons Gin 1929

Advert for Gordons Gin 1929
Advertisement for Gordons Gin, as endorsed by S. M. Jolly, bartender at the Ambassadors Club in London. 1929

Background imageJolly Collection: Llandudno, North Wales - two jolly holidaymaking couples

Llandudno, North Wales - two jolly holidaymaking couples walk along the seafront arm in arm. Date: late 1930s

Background imageJolly Collection: Advertisement for Manns brown ale

Advertisement for Manns brown ale -- male model constructing a pyramid of bottles. 1959

Background imageJolly Collection: Silhouette swimwear advertisement, 1962

Silhouette swimwear advertisement, 1962
Jolly advertisement for Silhouette swimwear featuring a number of smiling (and, perhaps a little vacuous-looking) women on a beach wearing some brightly printed swimwear

Background imageJolly 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 imageJolly 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 imageJolly Collection: Visit of the Duke of Edinburgh to Edlington - onlookers

Visit of the Duke of Edinburgh to Edlington - onlookers
A group of expectant ladies (Mother, Grandmothers and their young children) awaiting the arrival of the Duke of Edinburgh during his visit to Edlington, South Yorkshire. Date: circa 1955

Background imageJolly Collection: Jolly Bathing girl on the beach at Giulianova, Italy

Jolly Bathing girl on the beach at Giulianova, Italy
A jolly bathing girl standing atop a lightweight oared catamaran on the beach at Giulianova, a coastal town and commune in the province of Teramo of central Italy. Date: circa late 1930s

Background imageJolly 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 imageJolly Collection: Daily Bovril Advertisement

Daily Bovril Advertisement
A colourful advertisement illustration promoting Bovril, the image portrays a pair of smartly dressed boys racing their red and yellow cars. They're jolly well taking Daily BOVRIL

Background imageJolly Collection: Watch Mother! A Mother Cat and her two kittens await a mouses departure from its

Watch Mother! A Mother Cat and her two kittens await a mouses departure from its lair with extreme interest (and patience!). Date: 1940s

Background imageJolly Collection: Humber, Hillman and Sunbeam Rootes Motors Limited brochure

Humber, Hillman and Sunbeam Rootes Motors Limited brochure
Front cover of a Humber, Hillman and Sunbeam Rootes Motors Limited brochure - " A Better Buy - because they re better built" 1960

Background imageJolly Collection: Players Navy Cut Snap Game - The Sailor

Players Navy Cut Snap Game - The Sailor - holding a large pack of Players Navy Cut Cigarettes " Medium" Date: 1930

Background imageJolly Collection: Christmas! Christmas! Jolly Season

Christmas! Christmas! Jolly Season -- a girl and a boy out for a walk with their dog on a windy day. 20th century

Background imageJolly Collection: Breakfast by Muriel Dawson

Breakfast by Muriel Dawson
A jolly little girl with brown hair and eyes sips from a mug decorated with a painting of a cockerel

Background imageJolly Collection: The Tatler Summer Number front cover 1932

The Tatler Summer Number front cover 1932
Jolly front cover design for the Tatlers Summer Number featuring two cheery beach belles wearing fashionable pyjama suits. One smokes a cigarette while the other grins under a wide brimmed sun hat

Background imageJolly Collection: Turkish Dancers - Salonica

Turkish Dancers - Salonica
A fun postcard depicting three Turkish Dancers watched by a small group of young children, including a young African boy wearing a Fez

Background imageJolly Collection: Turkish Musicians - Salonica

Turkish Musicians - Salonica
A fun card depicting a group of three Turkish Musicians in Salonica

Background imageJolly Collection: The Humorist Cover 1939

The Humorist Cover 1939
A jolly cover by William Heath Robinson showing a couple on a motor cycle helping themselves, in transit, to a picnic hamper on the back of a car

Background imageJolly Collection: Vintage Cars - United States

Vintage Cars - United States
" Some old crocks" taking part in a vintage car rally on the streets of a major US City

Background imageJolly Collection: Father Christmas with presents

Father Christmas with presents
A pot-bellied Father Christmas with lots of presents

Background imageJolly Collection: Franco-British Exhibition - We are Enjoying the Exhibition

Franco-British Exhibition - We are Enjoying the Exhibition
British Comic Postcard - Franco-British Exhibition of 1908 at White City (in West London near Shepherds Bush) - " We are Enjoying the Exhibition" (written in French and English!). Date: 1908

Background imageJolly Collection: Fraternity Clubs Building in New York City, USA

Fraternity Clubs Building in New York City, USA
The Fraternity Clubs Building (nowadays Jolly Madison Towers Hotel), Madison Avenue at 38th Street, New York City, USA. A club hotel for men

Background imageJolly Collection: Christmas card, clown in snow

Christmas card, clown in snow -- A Merry Heart goes all the way. circa 1905

Background imageJolly Collection: Thessaloniki, Greece - Lemonade Seller

Thessaloniki, Greece - Lemonade Seller Date: circa 1916

Background imageJolly Collection: Jolly Plump Cook 1640

Jolly Plump Cook 1640
A jolly, plump cook (surrounded by poultry and other meats) proudly holds up a freshly made pie, decorated with a feather

Background imageJolly Collection: Copperfield / Mr Micawber

Copperfield / Mr Micawber
The inimitable Mr Micawber



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