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Laughing Collection

Background imageLaughing Collection: HRH Queen Elizabeth II

HRH Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022). She is wearing the George IV State Diadem or Diamond Diadem. Date: circa 1954

Background imageLaughing Collection: HRH Queen Elizabeth II

HRH Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022). She is wearing the George IV State Diadem or Diamond Diadem. Date: circa 1954

Background imageLaughing Collection: 1950s Cinema - Childrens Saturday Matinee

1950s Cinema - Childrens Saturday Matinee. Boys and girls looking up at the screen and laughing. Two of the boys are wearing ABC badges -- the name of the cinema. Date: 1954

Background imageLaughing Collection: Fat Geese! by Lawson Wood

Fat Geese! by Lawson Wood
A cheeky young lad chuckles to himself after placing a sign for fattened geese on the posterior of a rather plump lady who is herself choosing which goose to buy for her Christmas dinner. Date: 1909

Background imageLaughing Collection: A Little Impression by H. M. Bateman

A Little Impression by H. M. Bateman
Someone elses table - a little impression, by H. M. Bateman. A game of billiards descends into raucous laughter as one player accidentally rips a hole in the green baize. Date: 1918

Background imageLaughing Collection: The Right Spirit by William Heath Robinson

The Right Spirit by William Heath Robinson
Christmas is sure to be a success if one keeps smiling on all occasions. The right and seasonable way of behaving in an unexpected encounter

Background imageLaughing Collection: The Modern Witch

The Modern Witch
A reckless looking witch in a 1920s flapper dress cackles to herself as she rides her broomstick. Date: 1920s

Background imageLaughing Collection: Hogarth / Audience Laughs

Hogarth / Audience Laughs
The Laughing Audience

Background imageLaughing Collection: Soho, London - rear entrance of NCP, Peter Street W1

Soho, London - rear entrance of NCP, Peter Street W1
Soho, London - two people relaxing outside the rear entrance of the NCP car park, Peter Street W1. 1973

Background imageLaughing Collection: Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS American playwright, hugging a bulldog

Background imageLaughing Collection: Recruitment poster for the British Army

Recruitment poster for the British Army, showing four laughing and smiling soldiers marching along in their kilts, with rifles over their shoulders. Line up, boys! Enlist today

Background imageLaughing Collection: Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin
Pioneer film comedian Charlie Chaplin

Background imageLaughing Collection: The Admission by H. M. Bateman

The Admission by H. M. Bateman
A courtroom erupts into laughter as a defendant in a witness box admits the truth. Date: 1931

Background imageLaughing Collection: Teddy bear playing tennis

Teddy bear playing tennis. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageLaughing Collection: Advertisement for Castellane champagne

Advertisement for Castellane champagne
The first advertisement for Vicomte de Castellane Epernay champagne, France. Date: 1902

Background imageLaughing Collection: Late Arrivals by H. M. Bateman

Late Arrivals by H. M. Bateman
Late arrivals at the theatre annoy everyone by laughing at the show and blocking the view of those who took their seats in good time in the process! Date: 1924

Background imageLaughing 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 imageLaughing Collection: Queen Elizabeth at Badminton, 1953

Queen Elizabeth at Badminton, 1953
Queen Elizabeth II shares a joke with her uncle the Duke of Gloucester at Badminton where the royal family were watching the Olympic horse trials

Background imageLaughing Collection: Christmas card, clown in snow

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

Background imageLaughing Collection: Bonzo congratulates Chee-Kee by George Studdy

Bonzo congratulates Chee-Kee by George Studdy
Bonzo congratulates Chee-Kee on finding her ancestors -- they can be seen as monsters on Chinese vases and plates. Date: 1924

Background imageLaughing Collection: Twin puppy emerging from river

Twin puppy emerging from river
Twin puppy Snip emerges wet from the river, only to be sniggered at by his dry brother Snap

Background imageLaughing Collection: Orczy - Sir Percy Hits

Orczy - Sir Percy Hits
SIR PERCY HITS BACK - a Scarlet Pimpernel novel

Background imageLaughing Collection: British King George VI with Princess Elizabeth - laughter

British King George VI with Princess Elizabeth - laughter
British Royal Family. British King George VI, sharing a joke with Future British Queen Princess Elizabeth at the Royal Lodge, Windsor, England. Date: 1946

Background imageLaughing Collection: Shoot for Kamella - children's clothes brand

Shoot for Kamella - children's clothes brand
Client: Stonehouse Advertising - shoot for Kamella children's clothes brand - padded short hooded jacket with silk neck bow Date: circa 1967

Background imageLaughing Collection: Circus poster, Clyde Beatty Cole Bros, USA

Circus poster, Clyde Beatty Cole Bros, USA, the Worlds Largest Circus. 20th century

Background imageLaughing Collection: Fathers Kilt will soon fit Willie (but not quite yet, hence the universal merriment

Fathers Kilt will soon fit Willie (but not quite yet, hence the universal merriment on the faces of Willies young friends!). Date: circa 1930s

Background imageLaughing Collection: Farmers laugh outside cafe Bury St. Edmunds cattle market

Farmers laugh outside cafe Bury St. Edmunds cattle market
Farmers laugh and joke while sitting outside a cafe at Bury St. Edmunds cattle market, Suffolk, England Date: 1988

Background imageLaughing Collection: John Street, Hanley, Stoke

John Street, Hanley, Stoke
Two young boys with their bicycles smile for the camera by the John Street sign in Hanley, Stoke of Trent. Vintage black and white photograph. The area of Hanley is unrecognisable today

Background imageLaughing Collection: Bottlenose Dolphin - listening to music with headphones

Bottlenose Dolphin - listening to music with headphones - underwater - with air bubbles (Tursiops truncatus). Digitally manipulated image

Background imageLaughing Collection: Two boys larking about in the bath

Two boys larking about in the bath

Background imageLaughing Collection: WW2 - Put Out More Flags

WW2 - Put Out More Flags
An illustrated front cover to a WW2 story book, Put Out More Flags, written by Evelyn Waugh. The image shows the heads of a young woman and a laughing military officer. Date: 1943

Background imageLaughing Collection: E. Warner, J. Lascelles at the Guards Boat Club, Maidenhead

E. Warner, J. Lascelles at the Guards Boat Club, Maidenhead
E. Warner and J. Lascelles at the Guards Boat Club, Maidenhead, Berkshire. Date: 1932

Background imageLaughing Collection: The Laughing Audience by William Hogarth

The Laughing Audience by William Hogarth Date: 1733

Background imageLaughing Collection: The Happy Man, head and shoulders cartoon

The Happy Man, head and shoulders cartoon Date: circa 1850

Background imageLaughing Collection: What She Really Thinks

What She Really Thinks
A sketch of a laughing man with a young lady sat on his lap in a room interior, was accompanied with a caption translating to.. Me, what I prefer to touch is your money! Date: circa 1901

Background imageLaughing Collection: Laughing Animals

Laughing Animals
An illustration portraying a gentleman smoking a cigar, walking alongside a young lady wearing a decorative patterned dress and an extravagant hat, a crowd of animals including an elephant, pelican

Background imageLaughing Collection: Young Joseph Grimaldi going to visit his godfather

Young Joseph Grimaldi going to visit his godfather Date: circa 1780s

Background imageLaughing Collection: Joseph Grimaldi, actor and clown, at the barber's shop

Joseph Grimaldi, actor and clown, at the barber's shop Date: circa 1800s

Background imageLaughing Collection: Comedy and Farce at the Theatre

Comedy and Farce at the Theatre
Watching Comedy and Farce at the Theatre, by Hablot K Browne (Phiz) Date: 1862

Background imageLaughing Collection: Tommy Tinker the Cat paddled in spilt paint

Tommy Tinker the Cat paddled in spilt paint Date: 1925

Background imageLaughing Collection: Tyrrell's Limited Advertisement

Tyrrell's Limited Advertisement
An image used as part of an advertisement for Tyrrell's Limited, booksellers, art dealers and publishers. The picture showcases a figurine of Pu-Tai Ho-Shang

Background imageLaughing Collection: On SAmuse

On SAmuse
Artwork showing an audience of well dressed ladies and gentlemen, laughing and having a good time. Date: circa 1931

Background imageLaughing Collection: Commercial Poster McDougall's Flour

Commercial Poster McDougall's Flour
A commercial advertising poster promoting McDougall's Self-Raising Flour. For cakes that cause delight this phrase is emphasised by the large image of a young boy smiling with a laughing face of

Background imageLaughing Collection: My Word! We caught THIS wandering here

My Word! We caught THIS wandering here. Two young women mock a rather daft-looking young man, possibly trying to use his facial dexterity to gain their attention/affection?! Date: 1910

Background imageLaughing Collection: Children campaigning for more nursery places

Children campaigning for more nursery places, 7 July 1979. With them is the Labour MP, Neil Kinnock. As indicated on their badges, some of the children were also campaigning in 1968

Background imageLaughing Collection: Mervyn Stockwood, Barbara Cartland and Eric Heffer

Mervyn Stockwood, Barbara Cartland and Eric Heffer
Bishop Mervyn Stockwood (1913-1995), Anglican Bishop of Southwark, with Barbara Cartland (1901-2000), English romantic novelist, and Eric Heffer (1922-1991), left-wing Labour politician

Background imageLaughing Collection: John Miller campaigning against Dunlop closures

John Miller campaigning against Dunlop closures
John Miller, British journalist and author, with others, campaigning against closures and redundancies at the Dunlop works in Skelmersdale, Lancashire. Date: circa 1982

Background imageLaughing Collection: Denis Healey, Labour politician, with colleague

Denis Healey, Labour politician, with colleague
Denis Healey (Denis Winston Healey, Baron Healey, b 1917), British Labour politician, served as Secretary of State for Defence 1964-1970 and Chancellor of the Exchequer 1974-1979



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